While Trivium continue to build the momentum around “In The Court Of The Dragon“, vocalist and guitarist Matthew Heafy has shared more details about his long-awaited and much-anticipated Ibaraki project. Debut album “Rashomon” will be released on May 6th via Nuclear Blast. The record features a trio of guest appearances with Ihsahn of Emporer, Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance and Nergal of Behemoth the later of which appears on debut single “Akumu“.
“‘Akumu’ 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.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 Adam Nergal Darski guest in this Ihsahn -Official- 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”