Episode #105: Kenta Koie – Singer/Lyricist for Japanese Metalcore Band ‘Crossfaith’

Fresh is the Word Podcast - Episode 105 - Kenta Koie

EPISODE #105: KENTA KOIE – IN THIS EPISODE:

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.

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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

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THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK:

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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

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Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier has been an online advocate for Detroit hip-hop, electronic, and rock music for over a decade now. As a tastemaker in the Detroit scene, he writes about the city's music and culture through various forms of social media along with publications both here in Detroit and internationally. Outside of writing, he is a well-respected DJ within the city who has played numerous gigs in many of Detroit's most legendary venues