You’d think if a band is going to make a concept album about a troubled future, there’s no better time to set it than the present. Doing things the obvious way isn’t Crossfaith’s style, though.
“There are so many reasons we decided to set it in the future,” says frontman Kenta ‘Ken’ Koie of Ex Machina, the Japanese band’s fifth album and the follow-up to 2015’s critically acclaimed Xeno. “Our attitude has always been that we should be constantly pushing to make something different.”
Since their inception in Osaka in 2006, Crossfaith have been on the edge of a fusion of rock, metal, electronica and big ideas on their albums; and the edge of euphoria with their live shows. Ex Machina is the album on which they walk that fine, fiery line more skilfully and seismically than ever.
Long-renowned as a live band without parallel having played some of the most prestigious festival stages in the world, Crossfaith continue to go from strength to strength. A peerless set of musical warriors who leave no stone unturned when it comes to experimentation and excitement, through their albums and live performances they have established a reputation as a truly unique band.
Quote from Ken from Crossfaith:
"A long tour cycle for almost two years with our last album 'EX_MACHINA' is officially done, and now we face the next step for tripping another dimension. It’s the full UK/EU Headlining tour ‘Synchronicity 2020’ You can expect something new you've never heard from us yet. See you guys in da pit!”