At the end of last month, Crossfaith headed out on a UK run of shows in support of metal titans Bury Tomorrow ending with a special show at London’s Kentish Town Forum where they rocked the venue. Check out what we thought here.
In a few week’s the band are back to rock once again playing Slamdunk Festival and we had a chat with frontman Ken to find out how they’re preparing for the trio of festival shows and what’s next for the band.
Mosh: Having just finished a UK tour with Bury Tomorrow do you think you’re fully prepared for the UK crowds of Slam Dunk?
Ken: Hell yeah! Slam Dunk is one of my favorite festivals in the UK. I feel that festival puts the focus more on the young bands which is awesome. And I can touch real youth cultures in the UK at Slam Dunk, and also there is so many friends to hang out. Kids made that festival for the kids.
Mosh: You’ve toured with Bury Tomorrow before, how was it this time around playing large venues than the more club style shows last time?
K: Last time we toured with them was supporting Of Mice & Men which was our very first tour in the UK. At that time we partied every single night and that was one of the most memorable tours for me. This time was supporting Bury Tomorrow, they got more fans than last time and I was so happy to see them getting bigger, cause Crossfaith and Bury Tomorrow have been friends for a long time.
Mosh: Your last album Xeno came out in 2015. You’ve released two EPs since then but have you got more to show the world soon?
K: Yeah, we just finished tracking and I just got the first mix from Producer Drew Fulk. We’ve made 6 songs so far and it will be released this summer.
Mosh: How do you think you’ll develop and progress your music after Xeno?
K: Our music has been constantly progressing since we started this band. We don’t want to make the same old stuff. This time we tried new things and worked with new producer Drew Fulk, working with him was awesome because he is of the same generation as us so it was easy to share the directions. So you’ll see a new phase of Crossfaith.
Mosh: Having teamed up with the likes of Benji Webbe and Caleb Shomo on previous tracks do you have anyone you’d love to work with in the future?
K: Actually this time we offered some artists to collaborate with us. I can’t tell you about it now but you’ll be surprised.
Mosh: As Slam Dunk is a special event in the UK are you planning any surprises for the festival like new songs or collabs?
K: Beartooth play Slam Dunk so we’re going to rock out with our best friend Caleb. And I can’t wait to hang out with them as well.
Mosh: The last time you played the festival was 2 years ago, how have things changed in that time?
K: Released EP called New Age Warriors and we traveled a lot of countries. Personally, I think the last 2 years was a time to build for Crossfaith to get to the next level and things around us has been changing little by little so we will keep it going and show you guys more excitement from our music.