Crossfaith Announce Departure Of Bassist Hiroki Ikegawa


Crossfaith have announced that they have parted ways with their bassist Hiroki Ikegawa. The Japanese metalcore band announced the lineup change in a series of statements issued overnight. The group collectively commented on the matter as follows:

Crossfaith has decided to part ways with Hiroki Ikegawa.

We want to thank him for journey he took with us and wish him luck with everything in the future.
In the meantime, we continue to work on current Japan tour as well as new music.


Ikegawa stated:

“Hello, It’s been a while. I’ve been doing good, and It’s snowing outside here now.
I’m sitting, writing this and remembering all the paths we went through.
Every gig was its own odyssey. Every gig has its own story.

I tried to express what I’m feeling and thinking now with so many words.
But after all, all I want to say was thank you for being with us and I had a good time like I used to say after the show.

My and their odyssey, called one’s life, are still going on as long as we live.
“Even darkness must pass”
my Old friend rnentioned this all the time so i leave this quote here.
I’ve Still feeling well and surrounded by my Smiles. And I’m ready to discover what the future has in store for us and me. Until then, please know it’s joy of a lifetime to the 16 years with Crossfaith and you.

I’ll see you down the road.

Hiroki Ikegawa

Each member of the band also offered individual statements of their own on the lineup change, you can read those in the below gallery:

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