Crossfaith reveal details about comic to coincide with new album

Crossfaith have revealed they’ve got a pretty impressive comic to coincide with the release of their new album, Xeno.

The first page can be viewed here and a new page will be posted on each of the following four days. The comic was drawn by English artist Liam Kelleher.

Says frontman Kenta Koie: “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…

Xeno is out now via UNFD and you can read our interview with the band, here.

Written by Robyn Morrison

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