Crossfaith is a five-piece metalcore band based in Osaka, Japan. Prior to their formation in 2006, singer Kenta Koie, guitarist Kazuki Takemura, and turntablist Terufumi Tamanoall played together in a nü metal cover band. Intending to start an original project that mixed hard electronics with extreme metal, the three members recruited bassist Hiroki Ikegawa and drummer Tatsuya Amano and began writing and performing around Japan as Crossfaith. The group released their debut EP Blueprint of Reconstruction in 2008 and quickly followed up with their first LP, The Artificial Theory for the Dramatic Beauty, in 2009 on Japanese label Zestone Records. During this time, Crossfaith kept up a rigorous touring schedule supporting larger acts likeHatebreed, the Used, and Machine Head. In 2011, North Carolina-based label Tragic Hero Records released the band's third album, The Dream, The Space, to the U.S. market, further expandingCrossfaith's international appeal. Capitalizing on their momentum, the ambitious quintet then signed with European label Search and Destroy in 2012, releasing the Zion EP in an attempt to further entice international markets and create a buzz for their next LP. Recorded in New York, Crossfaith's third album, Apocalyze, was released in late 2013.
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