Trivium's Matt Heafy Announces 'Ibaraki & Friends' Children's Book

  • Trivium's Matt Heafy Announces 'Ibaraki & Friends' Children's Book
    POSTED 20 Apr 2022

    ibaraki heafy and friends
    Matt Heafy has added 'children's book author' to his growing collection of titles.  The Trivium and Ibaraki frontman has teamed up with Z2 Comics and illustrator Half Sumo for a new book called Ibaraki & Friends. The rhyming picture book, Ibaraki & Friends is Heafy's debut work as an author and is an exploration of the Japanese folktales and mythologies that inspired Heafy as a child. 
    Heafy explains

    'Ibaraki & Friends' is a book full of the stories that I grew up with. That Japanese folklore lies at the very root of so many of the amazing stories we have today, whether they're in video games, anime, movies, or songs

    Ibaraki & Friends was designed by Ashley Heafy, Matt's wife and tells the tales of such classical Japanese stories like the monkey/man/bird hybrid, Tengu; the eight-headed beast, Yamata no Orochi; and a nine-tailed celestial fox.

    "For years, I've researched as many Japanese stories as possible—gotten several of them tattooed on my body—and explored their themes in the songs of Trivium, Ibaraki, and now in Ibaraki & Friends, it's our hope that in exploring these wonderful stories, that the readers will want to learn more about Japanese culture—then more cultures of the surrounding Asian countries, then spread that willingness to learn about stories from all over the world, inspiring curiosity in the many cultures we share around the planet"

    ibaraki cover
    Ibaraki & Friends will be released in June pre-orders are available here.

    Ibaraki & Friends will be accompanied by the Ibaraki & Friends Lullaby CD. Ibaraki & Friends Lullaby CD  provides soothing, acoustic songs written and performed by Heafy

    ibaraki art and friends
    One of the interior art spreads in Ibaraki & Friends by Half Sumo

    Ibaraki is of course the name of Heafy's black metal project with Ihsahn from Emperor. Their debut album Rashōmon will drop on May 6th via Nuclear Blast. Ibaraki recently released a collaboration with Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance one of a number of high profile collabs that have become all the rage lately

      Watch the video for Rōnin below.

    The debut Ibaraki album and Ibaraki & Friends add to a busy few months for Heafy who has released several cover songs following the release of Trivium's 10th studio album, In The Court Of The Dragon in October.  

    Buy In The Court Of The Dragon Now In The Maniacs Store 

    Trivim _ ITCOTD_ IntlBundle600

    Listen to In The Court Of The Dragon Now.

     

    SHARE THIS ON

RELATED POSTS

Submitted by wordsbybrenton on Wed, 04/20/2022 - 00:26

ibaraki heafy and friends
Matt Heafy has added 'children's book author' to his growing collection of titles.  The Trivium and Ibaraki frontman has teamed up with Z2 Comics and illustrator Half Sumo for a new book called Ibaraki & Friends. The rhyming picture book, Ibaraki & Friends is Heafy's debut work as an author and is an exploration of the Japanese folktales and mythologies that inspired Heafy as a child. 
Heafy explains

'Ibaraki & Friends' is a book full of the stories that I grew up with. That Japanese folklore lies at the very root of so many of the amazing stories we have today, whether they're in video games, anime, movies, or songs

Ibaraki & Friends was designed by Ashley Heafy, Matt's wife and tells the tales of such classical Japanese stories like the monkey/man/bird hybrid, Tengu; the eight-headed beast, Yamata no Orochi; and a nine-tailed celestial fox.

"For years, I've researched as many Japanese stories as possible—gotten several of them tattooed on my body—and explored their themes in the songs of Trivium, Ibaraki, and now in Ibaraki & Friends, it's our hope that in exploring these wonderful stories, that the readers will want to learn more about Japanese culture—then more cultures of the surrounding Asian countries, then spread that willingness to learn about stories from all over the world, inspiring curiosity in the many cultures we share around the planet"

ibaraki cover
Ibaraki & Friends will be released in June pre-orders are available here.

Ibaraki & Friends will be accompanied by the Ibaraki & Friends Lullaby CD. Ibaraki & Friends Lullaby CD  provides soothing, acoustic songs written and performed by Heafy

ibaraki art and friends
One of the interior art spreads in Ibaraki & Friends by Half Sumo

Ibaraki is of course the name of Heafy's black metal project with Ihsahn from Emperor. Their debut album Rashōmon will drop on May 6th via Nuclear Blast. Ibaraki recently released a collaboration with Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance one of a number of high profile collabs that have become all the rage lately

  Watch the video for Rōnin below.

The debut Ibaraki album and Ibaraki & Friends add to a busy few months for Heafy who has released several cover songs following the release of Trivium's 10th studio album, In The Court Of The Dragon in October.  

Buy In The Court Of The Dragon Now In The Maniacs Store 

Trivim _ ITCOTD_ IntlBundle600

Listen to In The Court Of The Dragon Now.

 

Category Tier 1
Author Name
Maniacs Staff
Blog Thumbnail
ibaraki heafy
Slug URL
Trivium's Matt Heafy 'Ibaraki & Friends' Book For Children-wm

KEEP IN TOUCH!

Join the Maniacs mailing list now to hear about the latest releases, tours, competitions & more.

terms

By submitting my information, I agree to receive personalized updates and marketing messages about Maniacs and their record label based on my information, interests, activities, website visits and device data and in accordance with the Privacy Policy. I understand that I can opt-out at any time by emailing privacypolicy@wmg.com.

Thank you!
x

Welcome to the Maniacs mailing list!

Customize your notifications for tour dates near your hometown, birthday wishes, or special discounts in our online store!

terms

By submitting my information, I agree to receive personalized updates and marketing messages about Maniacs and their record label based on my information, interests, activities, website visits and device data and in accordance with the Privacy Policy. In addition, if I have checked the box above, I agree to receive such updates and messages about similar artists, products and offers. I understand that I can opt-out from messages at any time by emailing privacypolicy@wmg.com.