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Trivium’s Matt Heafy announces ’Ibaraki and Friends’ children’s book

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Trivium frontman Matt Heafy has announced a new children’s book called Ibaraki and Friends.

Published by frequent rock collaborators Z2 Comics, Ibaraki and Friends finds Heafy retelling Japanese folktales and legends.

“A dragon, a samurai and even a koi, Ibaraki and Friends shows through accessible prose the exciting history and myths of Japan,” reads the book’s description.

Ibaraki and Friends will be released in August. You can pre-order it now via Z2Comics.com.

Earlier this year, Heafy launched a black metal side project called Ibaraki project. The debut Ibaraki album Rashomon, which features a collaboration with My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way, will be released May 6.

Heafy and Trivium are currently on the Metal Tour of the Year alongside Megadeth, Lamb of God and In Flames. During Tuesday night’s show in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Heafy sang with Lamb of God for a few songs in place of the band’s frontman Randy Blythe, who tested positive for COVID-19.

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