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.

Like what you hear? Ronin is available to stream HERE. Rashomon is set for release on 6th May 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records, available to pre-order now.

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