Crossfaith Unveil ‘Xeno’ Comic Book To Celebrate Album Release

To celebrate the release of their highly anticipated new album ‘Xeno’, Japanese Metalcore band Crossfaith have revealed the existence of a complex comic detailing the story of ‘Xeno’.

The first page has just gone live and can be viewed here

Over the course of this week, a page will be revealed every day at 3pm GMT on the above link for five days culminating in the fifth and final page revealed on Friday. The comic was drawn by Liam Kelleher.

Speaking about the release of Crossfaith’s Kenta Koie comments:

Before we started writing, we made a blueprint for this album. Teru told us his working concepts were ‘Life And Death’ and ‘Metempsychosis’, but when we started working with Josh [Wilbur, producer], Teru brought the idea of XENO to us. It means ‘unknown’ or ‘alien’ – which I thought is the perfect name to describe us!”

One night, Teru and Kazu were working together at a motel and they showed me the title track Xeno. It blew my mind, so I started writing a story to match the fact there were so many different types of songs on the album. I created two characters – one guy who wants to destroy world, and a female cyberbrain both called Xeno. He can’t stand to live in this world because he thinks humans have ruined it, and she wants to learn what it is to be human. She dives into his mind, and the story starts from there…

Listen to ‘Xeno’ here

Crossfaith will be touring the UK in November as main support to Skindred.   Full dates below

CROSSFAITH (Supporting Skindred)

  • 04 NOV O2 Guildhall, Southampton
  • 05 NOV UEA, Norwich
  • 06 NOV Rock City, Nottingham
  • 07 NOV Academy, Manchester
  • 08 NOV O2 Academy, Newcastle
  • 10 NOV O2 ABC, Glasgow
  • 11 NOV Stylus, Leeds
  • 12 NOV O2 Academy, Bristol
  • 13 NOV O2 Institute, Birmingham
  • 14 NOV O2 Brixton Academy, London
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