Trivium singer and guitarist Matthew Kiichi Heafy is delighting fans today by releasing the first single from his long-awaited and much-anticipated Ibaraki project.
Today, Ibaraki have shared the video for Tamashii No Houkai, featuring special guest Ihsahn of Emperor fame.
Kiichi, who is of Japanese heritage, continues, “Tamashii No Houkai is co-written by Ihsahn — the legend behind Emperor and a musician who has been a longtime influence and mentor to so much that I do in music. The writing of this song was the turning point for Ibaraki — it summarized everything from the past, present, and future of what I thought black metal was, is, and could be.”
Kiichi finishes, “Tamashii No Houkai is the perfect summary and representation of everything that Ibaraki is… and will be.”
Check it out below.