On November 14, 2015 at Brighton’s O2 Institute, Crossfaith supported the Skindred : Pump Up The Volume European Tour. Our friends at Kakkoii Club had the privilege of attending this show and captured a the moments of the event which unveiled, so let’s hear what they have to say:
Crossfaith have one goal on this tour; to be your new favorite band and you have to hand it to them, they put on quite a show!
Their set contained 8 high octane tracks which left Birmingham’s audience wanting more! From the fist pumping intro of System X to the crowds roar of excitement when Devil’s Party kicked in, Crossfaith are pulling out all the stops to get you moving and the O2 Institute was a hive of energy!
If the hybrid music of dub and metal was not enough to keep your adrenaline pumping, all five members of Crossfaith let their own personalities shine on stage. Whether that’s Terufumi Tamano screaming down the mic one minute and then jumping onto his electronic equipment and rocking out the next or bassist Hiroki Ikegawa raising his bottle of Jack Daniel’s to the crowd before showing his bass who is the boss!
Before we know it , we’re already half way through Crossfaith’s explosive set tonight but Kenta has a little surprise in store! Skindred vocalist Benji joins the band on-stage to perform Wildfire. If the entire audience was not buzzing by this point, Benji and Crossfaith crank the energy up to 11 and continue their audio assault hitting everyone absorbing tonight’s set!
Audience participation is a key element to Crossfaith’s set and best displayed during a cover of The Prodigy’s Omen. Vocalist Kenta Koie demands the entire standing audience to get down as low as possible as the track builds up with the crowd launching into the air as the beat kicks back in and everyone loses their minds! Tatsuya Amano’s drum kit also remains intact somehow as he beats the living hell out of it with every song in tonight’s set!
Crossfaith really have given their all and it’s soaked up by tonight’s audience in Birmingham. Fingers crossed their headline tour for Xeno will smash it’s way through the UK in 2016!
- System X
- Ghost in the mirror
- Devil’s Party
- Wildfire (with Benji Webbe)
- Omen (The Prodigy cover)
- Countdown to Hell
Special thanks to Kakkoii Club for this report. Please check out their site for even more Japanese cultural news. If you were lucky enough to attend this show, please let us know what you thought in the comments below.