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Crossfaith Announces New Album – EX_MACHINA

Japanese metal juggernauts Crossfaith are thrilled to announce their forthcoming album, EX_MACHINA. The album, which features lead single The Perfect Nightmareas well as cameos from Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds and industrial hip hoppers Ho99o9, will be released on August 3rd, 2018 via UNFD, and is available for pre-order at unfd.lnk.to/ex_machina.

On EX_MACHINA, singer Kenta ‘Ken’ Koie explains, “After we released our last album XENO, we were thinking about what the next theme is for us. We decided on ‘Awake the individuality’, because we’re always trying to make new things and that’s a big part of the band’s attitude.”

He continues, “This album is a grave warning for our future, I hope you guys listen to this and think about what the meaning of this album is for you and feel how you feel through this album and start something for your future.

EX_MACHINA, the forthcoming album from Crossfaith, is a concept album set in an alternative near future in which the ruling class, known as Angels, maintain their world through artificial intelligence and other technology, which dehumanizes people and effectively turns them into drones – as explained in the opening title track, “Deus Ex Machina”.

The other 12 songs featured on the album represent the voice of the resistance – in the form of underdogs known as Demons. Kenta was inspired to include these figures by Devilman Crybaby, particularly on the Slipknot-esque “Catastrophe”, the frantic, bloodcurdling “The Perfect Nightmare”, and the epic assault of “Daybreak”, rather than because they wanted to provide a comment on religion.

“There’s no particular religious message,” clarifies Ken. “In order to explore the dualism of humans, we decided to include Angels and Demons, which are opposing elements just like fire and water.”

“Angels aren’t necessarily good and demons aren’t necessarily bad,” he explains. “The most important theme is that we should never stop questioning the world around us.”

EX_MACHINA is a relentless album that strives for the listener’s attention, and is unquestionably the heaviest that Crossfaith have put their name to since forming in their native Osaka in 2006.

Since their inception, Crossfaith have been on the edge of a fusion of rock, metal, electronica and big ideas on their albums; and the edge of euphoria with their live shows. EX_MACHINA is the album on which they walk that fine, fiery line more skillfully and seismically than ever.

Crossfaith return on August 3rd with EX_MACHINA, now available for pre-order at unfd.lnk.to/ex_machina.

For more information, please visit:

Website: www.crossfaith.jp
Facebook: www.facebook.com/crossfaithofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/CrossfaithJapan
Instagram: www.instagram.com/crossfaithjapan

EX_MACHINA Track Listing:

  1. Deus Ex Machina
  2. Catastrophe
  3. The Perfect Nightmare
  4. Destroy (ft. Ho99o9)
  5. Freedom (ft. Rou Reynolds from Enter Shikari)
  6. Make A Move
  7. Lost In You
  8. Wipeout
  9. Milestone
  10. Eden In The Rain
  11. Twin Shadows
  12. Daybreak
  13. Faint (ft. Masato from Coldrain)

Upcoming Tour Dates:

  • 6/15 – Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
  • 6/16 – Paris @ Download France
  • 6/17 – Aarau @ Kiff w/ Modern Life Is War
  • 6/19 – Bologna @ Zona Roveri w/ Underoath
  • 6/20 – Milan @ Magazzini Generali w/ Underoath
  • 6/22 – Copenhagen @ Copenhell
  • 6/23 – Dessel @ Graspop Metal Meeting
  • 6/24 – Stuttgart @ clubCANN w/ Bury Tomorrow
  • 6/26 – Budapest @ Durer Kert w/ Underoath
  • 6/28 – Prague @ Aerodrome
  • 6/29 – Munster @ Skaters Palace, Vainstream warm-up
  • 6/30 – Madrid @ Download Spain
  • 7/28 – Yamaguchi @ Wild Bunch Fest
  • 8/25 – Fukuoka @ Triangle ’18
  • 8/26 – Osaka @ RUSH BALL 2018
  • 8/27 – Osaka @ Big Cat
  • 8/29 – Nagoya @ NITROPOLIS vol. 1
  • 8/30 – Tokyo @ NITROPOLIS vol. 1
  • 8/31 – Tokyo @ NITROPOLIS vol. 1
  • 9/8 – Gamagori @ TREASURE05X 2018
  • 9/26 – St. Petersburg @ Clubzal
  • 9/27 – Moscow @ RED Club
  • 9/28 – Kiev @ BelEtage
  • 9/30 – Zurich @ Dynamo
  • 10/1 – Vienna @ Arena
  • 10/2 – Leipzig @ Naumann’s
  • 10/3 – Hamburgh @ Logo
  • 10/5 – Copenhagen@ Pumpehuset
  • 10/6 – Berlin @ Bi Nuu
  • 10/8 – Cologne @ Gebaude 9
  • 10/9 – Munich @ Backstage
  • 10/10 – Strasbourg @ La Laiterie
  • 10/12 – Utrecht @ Tivoli
  • 10/13 – Bristol @ Marble Factory
  • 10/15 – Glasgow @ Garage
  • 10/16 – Nottingham @ Rock City
  • 10/17 – Manchester @ Academy 2
  • 10/19 – London @ Electric Ballroom
  • 10/20 – Sheffield @ Plug
  • 10/21 – Dublin @ Academy Green Room
  • 10/27 – Fukushima @ HIP SHOT
  • 10/28 – Kanagawa @ BAYHALL
  • 11/8 – Niigata @ LOTS
  • 11/10 – Hokkaido @ ZEPP SAPPORO
  • 11/14 – Kagawa @ OLIVE HALL
  • 11/16 – Osaka @ NAMBA HATCH
  • 11/20 – Shizuoka @ MADOWAKU
  • 11/22 – Aichi @ ZEPP NAGOYA
  • 11/25 – Uchino-Sendai @ SENDAI PIT
  • 11/30 – Tokyo @ SHINKIBA STUDIO COAST
  • 12/8 – Hiroshima @ CLUB QUATTRO
  • 12/9 – Fukuoka @ DRUM LOGOS
  • 12/15 – Okinawa @ MUSIC TOWN OTOICHIBA

 

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