JAPANESE ELECTRO METALLERS – CROSSFAITH – SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM THIS SUMMER; PREPARE FOR 19TH ANNUAL VANS WARPED TOUR
APOCALYZE To Be Release On August 20th Via The End Records
New York, NY – (May 31, 2013) – Since their debut tour of North America earlier this year with Enter Shikari and Architects, the Japanese quintet-CROSSFAITH, featuring Kenta Koie (vocals), Terufumi Tamano (programming), Kazuki Takemura (guitar), Hiroki Ikegawa (Bass) and Tatsuya Amano (drums) have been hard at work crafting their new album titled-APOCALYZE.
Produced by the legendary Machine (Lamb of God, Every Time I Die, Four Year Strong), who also produced the group’s Zion EP, APOCALYZE will be released in the United States and Canada through The End Records on Tuesday, August 20, 2013.
Pre-order the album here: http://www.
Vocalist Kenta Koie had this to say about the recording process and thier ongoing relationship with Machine. “Once again, it was great to work with the legendaryMachine! He understood us so well after working together last year on the ZionEP, and he made sure that we made the best Crossfaith record possible. He definitely shared our vision for the future!”
(The official APOCALYZE album cover art)
2. We Are The Future
3. Hounds Of The Apocalypse
5. The Evolution
7. Gala Hala (Burn Down The Floor)
8. Countdown To Hell
10. Counting Stars
11. Burning White
12. Only The Wise Can Control Our Eyes
In related news, CROSSFAITH is set to return to North America for the 19thannual Vans Warped Tour launching in Seattle, Washington on June 15, 2013. “We’re looking forward to getting back out to the USA and Canada as part of the Vans Warped Tour,” says Koie. “It has always been a big dream for Crossfaith to play this festival, since we were kids. This will be the best summer, and we can’t wait to play some new songs for you!”
For a full list of Warped Tour dates and ticket info, visit: http://www.
To date, in addition to performing at the prestigious Loud Park Festival and theSummer Sonic festival in their native country of Japan, CROSSFAITH has performed for audiences all over the globe including Australia’s Soundwave Festival, Belgium’s Groezrock Festival, Vans Warped Tour at London’s Alexandra Palace as well as supporting a diverse set of acts such as Machine Head, Hatebreed, August Burns Red, Piece The Veil, Parkway Drive, Blessthefall, Alesana and Bring Me The Horizon.
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Japan – November 2006. CROSSFAITH are born.
Unique in their home country of Japan, CROSSFAITH combine metal, hardcore, samples and electronica to create groundbreaking music that transcends genres. Their 2009 debut album- The Artificial Theory For The Dramatic Beauty(Zestone Records) served as the catalyst in Japan; distinguishing the group as a true force and propelling them to the top of their game.
2010 saw the phenomenon spread west when The Artificial Theory For The Dramatic Beauty received a European release on Gan-Shin Records and was met with critical acclaim throughout. With an unstoppable work ethic the band hit the studio to record their sophomore release- The Dream, The Space with producer Andrew Wade (A Day To Remember).
Released in Japan in April 2011, the band took to the road to promote the album and played to 10,000 fans at Japan’s Summer Sonic festival. This helped garner interest from Tragic Hero Records in the United States, and soon the band were touring outside of Japan for the first time, opening for Parkway Drive across China and Alesana in South Asia.
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