The Japanese rock band known as Crossfaith will release their new record, XENO on September 18. The record is now available to stream in full, which you can check out below.

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XENO was built out of an unexpected tragedy, according to frontman Kenta Kole:

After releasing our last album Apocalyze, we toured the world and had so many great experiences, but something awful happened. Our guitarist Kazu had a brain hemorrhage which affected his left arm - I couldn't imagine how scared he was about it, he's not just a band member, more like family. We spent a long time to discussing what would happen next, but Kazu told us simply 'I will never give up’.  His words pushed us to the next level, so we started writing for XENO. When we listened to the title track "Xeno" at producer Josh Wilbur's studio, we all cried as we celebrated the birth of XENO. I just can't wait to share this experience with everyone!

Like what you hear? You can still pre-order XENO here.