Japanese electronic metalcore band Crossfaith have announced their new album Ex_Machina. The album, which features the lead single “The Perfect Nightmare” and will have guest appearances from Enter Shikari‘s Rou Reynolds and industrial hip hop act Ho99o9, will be released on August 3rd via UNFD.
Frontman Kenta Koie commented:
After we released our last album XENO, we were thinking about what the next theme is for us. We decided on “Awake the individuality,” because we’re always trying to make new things and that’s a big part of the band’s attitude.
This album is a grave warning for our future, I hope you guys listen to this and think about what the meaning of this album is for you and feel how you feel through this album and start something for your future.
The album will be a concept album set in an alternative near future in which the ruling class, known as Angels, maintain their world through artificial intelligence and other technology, which dehumanizes people and effectively turns them into drones.
There’s no particular religious message. In order to explore the dualism of humans, we decided to include Angels and Demons, which are opposing elements just like fire and water. Angels aren’t necessarily good and demons aren’t necessarily bad. The most important theme is that we should never stop questioning the world around us.
The band have also revealed the cover art and track-listing for the album. You can check both out below.
1) Deus Ex Machina
3) The Perfect Nightmare
4) Destroy (ft. Ho99o9)
5) Freedom (ft. Rou Reynolds from Enter Shikari)
6) Make A Move
7) Lost In You
10) Eden In The Rain
11) Twin Shadows
13) Faint (ft. Masato from Coldrain)
Pre-orders for the album is now live here.