Episode #105: Kenta Koie - Singer/Lyricist for Japanese Metalcore Band 'Crossfaith'


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This week’s guest is Kenta Koie, the lead vocalist of the Japanese metalcore band Crossfaith. The band that formed in 2006, released their fifth studio album EX_MACHINA earlier this year. During our interview, we talked about the band’s new album EX_MACHINA, about Japanese rock culture, the progression of the band, and their connection with their fans, among other things. Follow Kenta Koie/Crossfaith: Web: crossfaith.jp Facebook: facebook.com/crossfaithofficial Twitter: twitter.com/CrossfaithJapan Twitter (Kenta Koie): twitter.com/KenCrossfaith Instagram: instagram.com/crossfaithjapan PURCHASE/STREAM EX_MACHINA: unfd.lnk.to/ex_machina THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK: This episode’s pick is the debut album Don’t Look at the Moon from the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based metalcore band Sleep Waker, released on Stay Sick Recordings (label started by Attila frontman Chris Fronzak). Sleep Waker is an energetic and aggressive band and this is a proper and impressive debut from the Michigan natives. PURCHASE/STREAM: hyperurl.co/sleepwaker THEME MUSIC Courtesy of Knox Money, Bang Belushi, and Foul Mouth. SPONSOR Founded in 2015, 20×20 Apparel brings original tributes to Pro Wrestling’s classic arenas, moments and events. They look to spotlight the Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams along with the Biggest, Smallest, Strangest & Strongest. In the world of wrestling there are 100’s of shirts, promotions, flyers, social media accounts and ads. Don’t get lost in the sea of parody shirts and display fonts. We can provide professional graphic design services at a reasonable price. 20X20 also hand screen prints all tees in house. If you would like to discuss a possible run of tees, posters, koozies, foam fingers…Zubas, then drop them a line at 20x20apparel.com Web: www.20x20apparel.com Facebook: facebook.com/20x20Apparel Twitter: twitter.com/20x20Apparel --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freshistheword/support

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