Trivium’s Matthew Kiichi Heafy released RASHŌMON, the long-awaited and much-anticipated album from his Ibaraki project, last year via Nuclear Blast. Listen to the full album here.
Now Heafy has returned to the project and released the video for new track ‘Jigoku Dayū’, which was directed by Black Card Films.
“When I first witnessed the original classic Japanese painting of Jigoku Dayū, I was mesmerised; then I read the story,” Heafy explains. “The story is one that still haunts me to this day: a woman captured, enslaved, and forced into a world of servitude. The kimono she forged for herself depicted all the scenes of hell — a metaphor of the prison she now lived in.”
An epic story told from the gentle rolling opening to the brutal emotive punch of Heafy’s scorching vocals and furious guitar work. The track steps up and doesn’t let go with its infectious frantic energy and creative genius.
Check it out, here