The AU Review team conducted an interview with Japanese electro metalcore outfit CROSSFAITH during this year's Soundwave festival in Australia. You can now watch the chat below.
Fresh on the heels of Australia's sold-out Soundwave, where they triumphantly won over thousands of new fans, CROSSFAITH — featuring Kenta Koie (vocals), Terufumi Tamano (programming), Kazuki Takemura (guitar), Hiroki Ikegawa (bass) and Tatsuya Amano (drums) — now has the United States in its collective sights.
Their upcoming tour, which marks the first time the group will be performing in front of American audiences, will launch in Boston, Massachusetts at the Royale Nightclub on Wednesday, March 6. Other acts on the tour include ENTER SHIKARI, ARCHITECTS and HEARTIST.
Koie had this to say: "We are so excited to come to the U.S. for the first time. We've been to many countries in the past twelve months, but we can't wait to come to the U.S. and be a part of the huge music scene. We played with ENTER SHIKARI in Japan last year, and they put on a great show. We can't wait to see them again and look forward to a great tour!"
The End Records, as part of a joint venture with Sony Music Japan/Search & Destroy Records, will release CROSSFAITH's forthcoming full-length album. The CD, which is being recorded and mixed by the legendary Machine (LAMB OF GOD, EVERY TIME I DIE, FOUR YEAR STRONG), is scheduled for a June 2013 release.
To date, in addition to performing at the prestigious Loud Park festival and the Summer Sonic festival in their native Japan, CROSSFAITH have opened up shows for a diverse set of acts such as MACHINE HEAD, HATEBREED, AUGUST BURNS RED, PIECE THE VEIL, PARKWAY DRIVE, BLESSTHEFALL and ALESANA. After blowing crowds away on their debut U.K. tour in support of OF MICE & MEN in 2012, the band also took part in the Vans Warped Tour at London's Alexandra Palace.
Released through The End Records back in November of 2012, the group's EP "Zion", also recorded by Machine, features six tracks of breakneck, electro-infused energy and invention. The lead track "Monolith" was a favorite of BBC Radio 1 tastemaker Zane Lowe, proclaiming the track as his "next hype."