The track was written for the long-running, widely-influential anime, Gundam.
Starting to show some significant movement after what was nearly an universally stagnant 2020 for most of the world of rock and metal, Japan’s boundary pushing outfit of Crossfaith have debuted their second stand alone single of year with their latest, “RedZone”.
The track comes with the added importance of being linked with the Japanese pillar of anime in Gundam. Among the longest-running, most revered franchise of the genre, Gundam’s mix of science fiction and military-based themes have been a fixture of the culture since 1979.
Crossfaith frontman, Kenta Koie offered the following of the track, “We’re so excited about “RedZone”. We wrote it for a video game, based on one of Japan’s most famous military sci-fi anime series, GUNDAM. The world is still fighting with COVID-19, and right now we can’t tour outside Japan, but we hope you guys can keep jamming this track until we’re back on the road.”
The release follows the band’s February unveiling the track, “Dead or Alive,” the first offering of 2021 and the first since the band’s May 2020 release of their universally lauded Species EP. Coupled with the debut of the latest recording from Crossfaith, Koie made sure to mention that the song is an indication of plenty more to come from the band as the world slowly emerges on the other side of this historic pandemic.
Stream “RedZone” from Crossfaith below.