IBARAKI - share 'Jigoku Dayū' video!

Matthew Kiichi Heafy released RASHŌMON, the album from his IBARAKI project, last year. Today, Heafy has shared the video for "Jigoku Dayū," which was directed by Black Card Films.

Trivium singer and guitarist Matthew Kiichi Heafy released RASHŌMON , the long-awaited and much-anticipated album from his IBARAKI project, last year via Nuclear Blast.

Today, Heafy has shared the video for "Jigoku Dayū," which was directed by Black Card Films. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwHTG0Ir_ls

"When I first witnessed the original classic Japanese painting of Jigoku Dayū, I was mesmerized; 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."

IBARAKI — the name for a terrifying Japanese demon taken from feudal legend and the new project of Trivium's Matthew Kiichi Heafy — is more than a solo record. It's the end-result of a journey of an artist finding his voice. Its inspirations include everything from an adoration for the extremes of black metal to the exuberant storytelling of Gerard Way to the adventuresome worldliness of tragic bon viveur Anthony Bourdain. It's a reflection of Kiichi's multifaceted interests as well as a profound affirmation of his Japanese-American identity, and one that led him to confront one of his family’s most tragic moments. Like the artist behind it, there is much to the story of Ibaraki and it began with a timid email to one of black metal's most revered and influential figures.

Listen to the full album here: https://ibaraki.bfan.link/rashomon