NEWS: Crossfaith release digital comic to accompany new album, ‘Xeno’!
September 21st, 2015
Having just dropped their new album ‘Xeno’ last week, Japanese monoliths Crossfaith have released a digital comic, drawn by Liam Kelleher, to accompany the record and explain its story. A new page will be going live on their website at 3:00PM every day this week, with each page being available for a total of five days.
The band’s vocalist, Kenta Koie, said the following about the comic:
“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…”
You can check out the first page of the ‘Xeno’ comic now from the official website (here).