Posts Tagged “Hounds”

Skynet has released a new music video for “To The Hounds,” which is taken from upcoming EP “The Wild,” set to be released on November 19th, 2013 via Underground Operations and Transcend Music. Watch the clip, directed by Steve Putt, in the player available 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

Crossfaith are streaming new album Apocalyze in full. It’s fucking amazing, so if you want to see what we’ve all been creaming over for the past two weeks, click the link below:

STREAM APOCALYZE

Apocalyze track listing

1. Prelude
2. We Are The Future
3. Hounds Of The Apocalypse
4. Eclipse
5. The Evolution
6. Scarlett
7. Gala Hala (Burn Down The Floor)
8. Countdown To Hell
9. Deathwish
10. Counting Stars
11. Burning White
12. Only The Wise Can Control Our Eyes

Crossfaith play Vans Warped Tour UK this November. Read our Apocalyze review here.

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“Electronicore” is the latest hipster tag to emerge in the metal world and one of its face bands is Osaka’s CROSSFAITH. Essentially what you’re getting with this digi-bang tribe is a rave-minded interpretation of BLEEDING THROUGH and AUGUST BURNS RED. Formed as a protest against a pop-saturated Japanese music market, CROSSFAITH‘s use of romping synths and grinding electronic filaments amidst hardcore and metalcore methods is not for everyone. However, it’s easy to appreciate the band’s inherent thumb bite despite frequently ringing like a Tekken soundtrack gone metal-mental.

On their third full-length, “Apocalyze”, CROSSFAITH continues to employ the party-down metal tears of their well-received singles “Jagerbomb” and “Monolith” from their 2012 EP, “Zion”. “We Are the Future” bursts as a roaring manifesto about bands trying to break molds, thus allowing “Apocalyze” to bop between mid-tempo hook jams and rhythmic metalcore schemes.

“Hounds of the Apocalypse”, one of the heaviest tracks of the album, alternates between blast beats and varied hardcore stamps with Tamano Terufumi‘s smothering of the final section with IMMORTALS-esque synth frolics. The party-flavored “Eclipse” next comes with a crazily-constructed succession of punishing strikes and pulsing pumps that gives woofing vocalist Koie Kenta a moment to throw out some rare cleans. The proto-punched theme continues into “The Evolution”, a song with the obvious intent of getting CROSSFAITH‘s audience pogoing on the floor.

In direct counter to each other, the groove-oriented “Gala Hala (Burn Down the Floor)” at the midpoint of the album is instantly squashed by the abrasive and noisome “Countdown to Hell”. The latter’s theme about bullying takes a darker path on the following track, “Deathwish”, a slinking bopper that pits a vengeance-minded protagonist on the search for his loved one’s killers. Ikegawa Hiroki‘s bass licks on “Deathwish” are menacing despite the awkwardly up-tempo feel of the track

A brief string intro to the anthemic banger “Counting Stars” makes for a tasteful lead into Tamano Terufumi‘s astral electro fills on the verses and bridges while the song lofts on its choruses. Here, Terufumi‘s synthetic textures serve the song’s drive, along with supplemental vocals from Bianca Roman and mounting guitar fills from Takemura Kuzuki. “Burning White” might’ve become “Apocalyze”‘s hardest hour, but the spanking double hammer from Amano Tatsuya is quickly morphed into a melodic bangfest that’s lavished by a gorgeous guitar solo from Kuzuki.

CROSSFAITH saves their most potent venom for “Only the Wise Can Control Our Eyes”, a song spotlighting the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The moshing verses are brutal, the wrecking breakdowns are smartly executed and still CROSSFAITH engineers a tuneful chorus amidst all of the mayhem. It becomes “Apocalyze”‘s moment of grace as the band seeks to give voice to the citizens impacted by the Level 7 fallout and to hint at a believed governmental cover-up.

While CROSSFAITH may take some listener acclimation with all of their tenacious electronic rakes, “Apocalyze” is nevertheless a creative and energetic album that grows strength with repeated listens. This album will excite metalcore freaks like it’s the dawn of a new era. Like their contemporaries MUCC and DIR EN GREY, this band isn’t afraid to dabble, tinker and stretch boundaries largely borrowed from the western sanction. While BORIS continues to reign over the Japanese metal scene in their own modest way, CROSSFAITH will appeal to a broader audience. For certain, expect to hear these guys jacking up a video game or two in the near future.

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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!

Get raving below:

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

Crossfaith have released another video from imminent new album Apocalyze! Lose every shit you ever had to Eclipse below…

Apocalyze is out September 9 via Search And Destroy. Get it, or you won’t be our mate.

Apocalyze Tracklisting

1. Prelude
2. We Are The Future
3. Hounds Of The Apocalypse
4. Eclipse
5. The Evolution
6. Scarlett
7. Gala Hala (Burn Down The Floor)
8. Countdown To Hell
9. Deathwish
10. Counting Stars
11. Burning White
12. Only The Wise Can Control Our Eyes

Crossfaith play Reading and Leeds in August and Vans Warped Tour UK this November. You know that shit’s gonna go off.

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Crossfaith: smashing up a stage near you soon

The insanely brilliant Crossfaith have released the video for brand new single, We Are The Future! The track is taken from the Japanese rave metallers’ new album, Apocalyze.

Flip tables below:

Apocalyze is out September 9 via Search And Destroy. Get it, or you won’t be our mate.

Apocalyze Tracklisting

1. Prelude
2. We Are The Future
3. Hounds Of The Apocalypse
4. Eclipse
5. The Evolution
6. Scarlett
7. Gala Hala (Burn Down The Floor)
8. Countdown To Hell
9. Deathwish
10. Counting Stars
11. Burning White
12. Only The Wise Can Control Our Eyes

Crossfaith play Reading and Leeds in August and Vans Warped Tour UK this November. You know that shit’s gonna go off.

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Crossfaith: smashing up a stage near you soon

Crossfaith have released the first track from new album Apocalyze, and in not-so-shocking news, it’s an absolute screamer.

Flip tables to We Are The Future below, and make sure you don’t miss the Japanese rave metal maniacs when they hit up Reading and Leeds and Vans Warped Tour UK later this year.

Apocalyze is out September 9 via Search And Destroy. Get it, or you won’t be our mate.

Apocalyze Tracklisting

1. Prelude
2. We Are The Future
3. Hounds Of The Apocalypse
4. Eclipse
5. The Evolution
6. Scarlett
7. Gala Hala (Burn Down The Floor)
8. Countdown To Hell
9. Deathwish
10. Counting Stars
11. Burning White
12. Only The Wise Can Control Our Eyes

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Algy Ward, founder and frontman of British metal legands TANK, has signed a deal with 4Worlds Media for the release of “the definitive” new TANK album entitled “Breath Of The Pit”, Due in May, the CD will feature 10 brand new recordings that “will blow your face off in true filth hounds tradition,” according to a press release.

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Algy Ward, founder and frontman of British metal legands TANK, has signed a deal with 4Worlds Media for the release of “the definitive” new TANK album entitled “Breath Of The Pit”, Due in May, the CD will feature 10 brand new recordings that “will blow your face off in true filth hounds tradition,” according to a press release.

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