The Skinny: The inimitable Japanese rockers Crossfaith have released their new album XENO to overwhelmingly rave reviews. The album, which features guest spots from Beartooth and Skindred, will be accompanied next week by a unique comic book visualization of the albums intricate story.

Crossfaith’s XENO was produced by Josh Wilbur (Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb Of God, Hatebreed) and mastered by Ted Jensen. It takes the groundwork laid by 2013’s Apocalyze and 2012’s Zion EP as well as the band’s vast touring history and catapults them into a whole new league.


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