Posts Tagged “Crossfaith”

In our huuuuge new issue, out this week and starring none other than Metallica, we’re giving away a free CD featuring cuts from Trivium, Korn, Alter Bridge and many more. Here’s what to expect…

1) Trivium
The mighty Trivium return with yet another anthemic rager. Crank to 11.

2) Korn
Love & Meth
Reunited with Head, Korn sound simply unstoppable right now.

3) Dream Theater
The Enemy Inside
The prog-metal veterans still amaze and baffle us like no one else.

4) Alter Bridge
Addicted To Pain
Alter Bridge have never sounded this heavy. We fucking love it.

5) Carcass
Thrasher’s Abattoir
Praise the gods for bringing Carcass back. This will destroy your ears.

6) Letlive
Further proof that Letlive are taking post-hardcore to new heights

7) Watain
Delightfully devilish symphonic heaviness. Come worship with us.

8) Asking Alexandria
Break Down The Walls
This one lives up to its name, so listen to it round your mate’s house.

9) Crossfaith
Countdown to Hell
Electro-metal mayhem from Japan’s new crossover heroes. Mosh.

10) Desolated
Strung Up
Harrowing UK hardcore that’ll leave you in tears. Good tears, though.

11) The Bastard Sons
Hot Town
Classic rock? Punk? Stoner? We’re not quite sure, but we fucking love it.

12) Cavorts
Make It Suffer
Fist-in-the-face crust punk by people covered in glass and blood. Probably. /cavortsmakenoise

13) Giants
It’s Not All Bad News
Skateboards and powerchords from Essex. Music to crowdsurf to.

14) Let’s Talk Daggers
For fans of Mr Bungle and Dillinger.

15) Collapse
Arms And The Covenant
Skyscraping juggernaut grooves from London’s rising metal merchants.

Decent, right? You damn right it is. Order it below!

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“Apocalyze”, the new album from the Japanese quintet CROSSFAITH — featuring Kenta Koie (vocals), Terufumi Tamano (programming), Kazuki Takemura (guitar), Hiroki Ikegawa (bass) and Tatsuya Amano (drums) — sold around 1,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD, which was released in the United States and Canada through The End Records on September 3, was produced by Machine (LAMB OF GOD, EVERY TIME I DIE, FOUR YEAR STRONG), who also helmed the group’s “Zion” EP.

Koie had this to say about the recording process and CROSSFAITH‘s ongoing relationship with Machine. “Once again, it was great to work with the legendary Machine! He understood us so well after working together last year on the ‘Zion’ EP, and he made sure that we made the best CROSSFAITH record possible. He definitely shared our vision for the future!”

“Apocalyze” track listing:

01. Prelude
02. We Are The Future
03. Hounds Of The Apocalypse
04. Eclipse
05. The Evolution
06. Scarlett
07. Gala Hala (Burn Down The Floor)
08. Countdown To Hell
09. Deathwish
10. Counting Stars
11. Burning White
12. Only The Wise Can Control Our Eyes

In addition to performing at the prestigious Loud Park and Summer Sonic festivals in its native country, CROSSFAITH has played for audiences all over the globe, including at Australia’s Soundwave festival, Belgium’s Groezrock, 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, PIERCE THE VEIL, PARKWAY DRIVE, BLESSTHEFALL, ALESANA and BRING ME THE HORIZON.

CROSSFAITH combines 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.

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Crossfaith: smashing up a stage near you soon

New noise this week comes in the form of some Japanese rave metal and some true Northern darkness.

Crossfaith stole 2012 with a spate of world-ending live shows and an incredible EP in Zion. This week sees the arrival of their new album and a much-needed answer to the question of whether Osaka’s finest could live up to the hype. Luckily, that answer is a resounding FUCK YES! Packed with amazing, electro-infused metal anthems, Apocalyze is a glorious slab of iron-clad bangers and deserves your attention. Check it out now via Search And Destroy.

From an entirely different realm comes the self-titled new opus from black metal masters, Satyricon. Five years on from 2008′s scintillating The Age Of Nero effort, Satyr and Frost return with another round of driving, crushing, sinister Norwegian noise. Claws up, and make sure you catch them when they return to the UK this November.

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Though many purists may hate to admit it, the amalgam of dance and rock music has been commonplace for many a decade now. But Crossfaith’s arrival has lifted the rave metal genre up a notch and blurred the lines between movements to new and unheard levels. Previously there were rock bands with elements of electronica à la Ministry and Pitchshifter and, as much as fans of heavy music have taken them to their bosom, The Prodigy and Pendulum are definitely dance acts with a rock’n’roll attitude.

The beauty of Apocalyze is its refusal to compromise on either side, sounding as pure and current in dance circles as it would to committed metalheads. While Countdown To Hell starts with a riff savage enough to make Lamb Of God sound tame and sprinkles it with electronics, Eclipse rides along on a huge throbbing synth line that you can feel pulsing through your whole body and layers it with thick guitar grooves. One minute you’re dancing insanely, the next you’re banging your head uncontrollably; these songs will no doubt come into their own during Crossfaith’s dazzling live shows.

It’s a testament to their abilities, nailing an actual song being something that gets overlooked in this genre, that the band sound so far ahead of a game that ran out of gas around a decade ago that they’ve practically reinvented it. Are they ravers or rockers? Who knows? Are they the perfect intertwining of two disparate sounds? No doubt. This is the future.


Review by Stephen Hill

Apocalyze is out Monday September 9. Crossfaith play Vans Warped Tour UK in November

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Here are the new heavy metal CD releases for this week.   For the most detailed and up-to-date schedule, check out our complete Heavy Metal CD Release Date calendar.

September 3, 2013
Annihilator - Feast (UDR)
Arabrot - Arabrot (Fysisk Format)
Black Magician - The Pursuivant EP (Svart)
Bl’ast - Blood! (Southern Lord)
Carpe Noctem - In Terra Profugus (Code 666)
Cathexis - Shades Of Apocalypse (Mulligore)
Church Of Void - Dead Rising (Svart)
Crossfaith - Apocalyze (The End)
Deliverance - Hear What I Say! (Roxx)
Eibon La Furies - The Immoral Compass (Code 666)
Emblazoned - The Living Magisterium EP (Deepsend)
Evocation - Excised And Anatomised EP (Century Media)
Ferocity - The Sovereign (Deepsend)
Girl On Fire - Not Broken (Century Media)
Gog - Ironworks (Season Of Mist)
Gorguts - Colored Sands (Season Of Mist)
Heretic Cult Redeemer - Heretic Cult Redeemer (Iron Bonehead)
Ildjarn - Forest Poetry Re-Release (Underground Activists)
Ildjarn - Ildjarn Re-Release (Underground Activists)
Ildjarn - Strength and Anger Re-Release (Underground Activists)
Infected Society/F is for F–k You/Miserable Failure –Miserable F–king Society (Kaotoxin)
Kingshifter - 26 Tons (Pavement)
Kreator - Dying Alive (Nuclear Blast)
Kriadiaz - Kriadiaz (Pavement)
Loss Of Self - 12 Minutes EP (The Flenser)
The Mezmerist - The Innocent, The Forsaken, The Guilty (Shadow Kingdom)
Monsterworks - Earth (Eat Lead and Die)
Nephren-Ka - The Fall Of Omnius (Kaotoxin)
Nhor - Within The Darkness Between The Starlight (Prophecy)
Nomad Son - The Darkening (Metal On Metal)
Nomad Son - First Light Re-Release (Metal On Metal)
Revamp - Wild Card (Nuclear Blast)
Reveler - Iridescence (Infamous Empire)
The Safety Fire - Mouth Of Swords (Inside Out)
Scalpel - Sorrow and Skin (Sevared)
Saint Vitus - C.O.D. Re-Release (Season Of Mist)
Saint Vitus - Die Healing Re-Release (Season Of Mist)
Shreddy Krueger - The Grieving (InVogue)
Stonegriff - Prologus Magicus (Metal On Metal)
Suicidal Tendencies - Collection (Valberg)
Thranenkind - The Elk (Lifeforce)
Triumph, Genus - Všehorovnost je porážkou prevyšujících (Iron Bonehead)
Turisas - Turisas2013 (Century Media)
Various Artists - Metal For Jesus (Doolittle)
Vattnet Viskar - Sky Swallower (Century Media)
Vista Chino - Peace (Napalm)

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Merl and Amit review Reading 2013, Merl reviews the (unsurprisingly awesome) new Crossfaith album and we field everything from Miley Cyrus joining Steel Panther to Trent Reznor being a bit of a moody bear.

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Merl and Amit review Reading 2013, Merl reviews the (unsurprisingly awesome) new Crossfaith album and we field everything from Miley Cyrus joining Steel Panther to Trent Reznor being a bit of a moody bear.

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Limp Bizkit: Better than you

Limp Bizkit have finally announced a UK tour – and the support is pretty monstrous.

Senior Durst and his troubadours will be joined by rave metal sensations Crossfaith and goblin metal wallies Nekrogoblikon for the following dates:

Sat February 8th 2014 – CARDIFF University
Sun February 9th 2014 – LIVERPOOL O2 Academy Liverpool
Tue February 11th 2014 – DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Wed February 12th 2014 – BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
Thu February 13th 2014 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
Sat February 15th 2014 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 Academy Newcastle
Sun February 16th 2014 – GLASGOW O2 Academy Glasgow
Mon February 17th 2014 – MANCHESTER Academy
Wed February 19th 2014 – NORWICH Nick Rayns
Thu February 20th 2014 – SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
Fri February 21st 2014 – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton

Get your tickets now from Aloud.

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Crossfaith: smashing up a stage near you soon

Yup, it’s another banger. Crossfaith have unleashed another new track from Apocalyze, this time in the form of a lyric video for Hounds Of The Apocalypse!

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Apocalyze is out September 6. Crossfaith play Reading and Leeds this weekend and Vans Warped Tour UK in November.

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Crossfaith: smashing up a stage near you soon

For our banging current issue, out now, we headed to Las Vegas with party-hungry Japanese rave metallers, Crossfaith. As you can imagine, they had some amazing stories to tell. Like how frontman Kenta Koie got pissed up and climbed a mountain that time.

“I was so drunk!” says the man himself. “I woke up on top of the mountain! Well, not woke up, but I lost my memory and realised I was on top of a mountain.”

Why would he do that, you may ask?

“Because I was so drunk,” he answers. Obviously.

Read more from the lads in our new issue, out RIGHT NOW.

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