Japanese metalcore group Crossfaith have unveiled new single “RedZone.”
Crossfaith’s bombastic new single is colored with dubstep-influenced electronic flourishes that expand the song’s already massive sound. “RedZone” was written by the group for one of Japan’s biggest exports—the internationally recognized Gundam mecha series.
“We’re so excited about ‘RedZone,’” frontman Kenta Koie said in a statement. “We wrote it for a video game, based on one of Japan’s most famous military sci-fi anime series, Gundam. The world is still fighting with COVID-19, and right now we can’t tour outside Japan, but we hope you guys can keep jamming this track until we’re back on the road.”
“RedZone” first appeared in a trailer released in February announcing an update to the Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs 2 arcade game found across Japan. The track serves as the primary theme song for the new version.
It has been nearly three years since Crossfaith shared Ex Machina, their most recent album. Since then, the Osaka-founded group issued their 2020 EP Species and followed up with a compact four-track EP containing remixes of their single “Endorphin.” Their latest release is the single “Dead or Alive.”
Listen to “RedZone” here: