Crossfaith Debut New Music and New Guitarist with "Zero"

Crossfaith Debut New Music and New Guitarist with "Zero"

- By Ramon Gonzales

The track ushers in a new era for the Japanese outfit, marking their first release since 2022's "Gimme Danger".

Japanese metalcore collective Crossfaith have shared their first showing of  new music in two years. Last releasing the band delivered a potent, genre-smashing single in "Gimme Danger" to kick off 2022. Since then however, the band has been retooling to get back to full strength. 

The single "Zero" quickly sets the bar, going from dramatic intro to full intensity, allowing Crossfaith to assert their savage take on modern metalcore, infused with a healthy accent of industrial. The release serves well in establishing a precedent - emphatically marking the arrival of Crossfaith 2.0. 

The band shared of the latest single, "After approximately one year of hiatus, we're finally coming back in the game. This song is filled with primitive energy, showcasing our distinctive style to the fullest. It becomes a music full of the desire to tear through the dark abyss with our own hands and be reborn anew."

Adding significance to the single's release, the track also welcomes Daiki Koide officially as the permanent guitarist for the band. While Koide has long been connected to Crossfaith, the collaborative connection ramped up in the last couple of years leading to the place at the table. 

Koide issued the following statement on the news and how the inclusion was a pivotal moment in the guitarist's career. "Since July 2022, I have been playing on many stages with Crossfaith as a support member, and I am delighted to announce that I have officially joined Crossfaith as a guitarist. I have known Crossfaith members for more than 10 years now, since I was a part of my previous band, HER NAME IN BLOOD. 

Back when my own band broke up, I was struggling and seriously thought if I should stop pursuing a music career. However, Crossfaith was the one that reached out to me and brought me back on the stage. We have been making music and performing together on the same stage for a while, and I always felt like I was part of the band, but officially being the member now, I am ready to go all out without holding back. Everything I want to express will be poured into our new music.  I am very excited to be able to express myself through music again. Please keep supporting us."

"Zero" is currently available via UNFD. Stay tuned for more from Crossfaith in the coming months. 

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