Crossfaith will release their fourth album in September, ahead of a UK tour with Skindred.
The Japanese metalcore outfit issue Xeno on September 18 via UNFD – and they’ve launched a lyric video for its title track.
The follow-up to 2013’s Apocalyze is produced by Josh Wilbur and features tracks written by guitarist Takemura Kazuki, who was struck down by a brain haemorrhage during the tour for the last album.
Singer Koie Kenta says: “It was the worst thing to happen to us in our entire music career.
“Fortunately or unfortunately, it just affected his left hand. He is still alive, he never gave up as a musician and he wrote a couple songs for this record as well. It has bound us together as one.”
Xeno is said to tell a tale of what happens when “artificial intelligence meets human desperation.” Kenta adds: “Everyone has a dark side. Everybody is so hypocritical. And everything – our world – is being completely fucked up by so many people, especially the government. It’s easy to see what they do. Xeno, the person, decides to do something big so he can hit reset and start again.”
- System X 2. Xeno 3. Raise Your Voice 4. Devil’s Party 5. Ghost In The Mirror (feat Caleb Shomo from Beartooth) 6. Dystopia 7. Wildfire (feat Benji Webbe from Skindred) 8. Tears Fall 9. Paint It Black 10. Vanguard 11. Calm The Storm 12. Astral Heaven
SKINDRED/CROSSFAITH 2015 UK TOUR
Nov 04: Southampton O2 GUildhall
Nov 05: Norwich UEA
Nov 06: Nottingham Rock City
Nov 07: Manchester Academy
Nov 08: Newcastle O2 Academy
Nov 10: Glasgow O2 ABC
Nov 11: Leeds Stylus
Nov 12: Bristol O2 Academy
Nov 13: Birmingham O2 Institute
Nov 14: London O2 Brixton Academy