MUSIC NEWS: Matthew Kiichi Heafy Announces IBARAKI Debut Album & Releases Video For New Single ‘Akumu’ Featuring Nergal
Trivium vocalist and guitarist Matthew Kiichi Heafy has announced the debut album of his recently launched project IBARAKI – Rashomon is due for release on 6th May 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records.
In light of the announcement the band have revealed the video for new single Akumu, featuring Behemoth‘s Nergal.
“Akum translates to nightmare — and with this piece, I encourage the listener to work to find their interpretations of what they feel from the lyrics, music, and the haunting visuals of the music video,” says Kiichi. “I have always been fascinated by Sagazan’s ‘Transfiguration, and for years, I have wanted to pay homage to his works with a performance art piece; to finally be able to immerse myself in his style was an intense experience.
“Having Nergal guest in this Ihsahn co-written piece allowed me to combine many of my long-time influences; and when I presented with Nergal of the challenge of translating my lyrics into Polish, it brought the song to another level.”<
Rashomon is available to pre-order and pre-save HERE.