VIDEO NEWS: IBARAKI Release Music Video For ‘Ronin’ Featuring Gerard Way and Ihsahn
Trivium vocalist and guitarist Matthew Kiichi Heafy‘s project IBARAKI has shared a video for new track Ronin featuring Gerard Way and Ihsahn. The track is taken from the forthcoming album Rashomon.
“‘A ronin is a masterless warrior. The final two full compositions on Rashomon see a significant shift musically. The album as a whole – with the exception of the intro and outro – is actually presented in chronological order of earliest written to latter-most. The guitar and bass tracks are a time-capsule of sorts in that their parts – on the final album – are actually from the year they were tracked,” comments Kiichi. “One can begin to see the shifts as the years went on for the writing of the album. ‘Kagutsuchi’/’Ibaraki-doji’ being written and tracked in 2010/2011, all the way up to ‘Ronin’/’Susanoo No Mikot’ being written and tracked in 2016/2017.”
Commenting on the collaboration with Gerard Way, Kiichi adds: “Gerard Way has been a long-time inspiration for me – like Ihsahn and Nergal – I have looked to Gerard as a constant source of motivation to be creative. While Gerard and I may be from different genres than where Ibaraki and black metal stem from – outsiders of sorts – the spirit and intent of our performances is what unites our passion for pushing boundaries.”