Oct 21 2017

vistlip reaches out to overseas fans on Facebook

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Visual kei rock band vistlip has announced they will start sending more love to overseas fans via their official Facebook page.

“Since our early days we’ve had fans abroad and I feel that they’ve been greatly supporting us. That’s why we would like to widen our circle, so please support us,” said vocalist Tomo.

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Oct 17 2017

SILENT SIREN rocks Taipei, continues world tour in L.A. in December

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Following live performances in Hong Kong and Indonesia in September, Japanese girls rock band SILENT SIREN completed the Asian leg of their SILENT SIREN WORLD TOUR 2017 “The New World” in Taipei, Tawian, on October 4th. SILENT SIREN (“SaiSai”) delighted longtime fans with hits “Stella☆”, “Joshikou Sensou”, and “Cherry Bomb”, plus new songs receiving their first live overseas performances, including “Fujiyama Disco” and their latest single “JUST MEET”, released October 11th worldwide.

SILENT SIREN WORLD TOUR 2017 “The New World” continues in December with their return to the United States for concerts in Hollywood (Dec. 1) and San Francisco (Dec. 3). VIP packages are available including handshakes, a photo, and an exclusive souvenir.

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Oct 12 2017

YOSHIKI Donates $100,000.00 To Help Displaced Hurricane Victims Through MusiCares

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On October 9, 2017, YOSHIKI donated $100,000.00 to help get immediate aid to hurricane victims in the United States and its territories. YOSHIKI delivered the check in New York to MusiCares®, a charity of the Recording Academy™ via Jennifer Leff, LCSW Senior Director, Health & Human Services. The donation will be funded immediately to MusiCares’s current hurricane relief efforts through Yoshiki Foundation America 501(c)(3). 100% of all donations to Musicares go directly to people in need.

“I’m from Japan but I live in America,” YOSHIKI said. “When Japan got hit by the Tsunami Earthquake in 2011, the people of America supported Japan. I was really moved by that, so I’d like to keep supporting America as much as I can. My heart goes out to all those who are affected.”

http://www.yoshikifoundationamerica.org

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Oct 10 2017

VAMPS – Interview (Oct 2017)

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Interview by Nhu Nguyen
October 10, 2017

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VAMPS is one of the hardest working groups in the music industry. They love what they do and they love their fans, so they tour like crazy. (Not sure where they get all their energy from, but maybe it’s from all the blood-sucking). Just minutes before rocking out with the two Japanese Vampires at the Roxy, during a quick break between their sound check and fan meet-n-greet, I had a quick chat with HYDE and K.A.Z about playing for new audiences, recording their new album UNDERWORLD, and Halloween.

I’ve always been impressed by how often VAMPS has toured America. When you’re on the road, what do you enjoy the most?

HYDE: When I get to drink at night in the bus! (laughs)

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Oct 07 2017

VAMPS takes LA to the Underworld at The Roxy (Live Report)

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The Roxy, September 26, 2017
Concert review by Nhu Nguyen
Photos by Emi Nguyen

After being fortunate enough to have seen VAMPS live several times, their headlining show on September 26 at the Roxy was easily one of the more unique shows they’ve performed -– if you’re going on a musical journey to the “underworld”, you’d better do it VAMPS-style.

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Sep 24 2017

LOVEBITES unleash Shadowmaker music video

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Japanese power metal heroines LOVEBITES have unleashed the ferocious first music video taken from their debut album AWAKENING FROM ABYSS ahead of its October 27, 2017 CD release in the UK and Europe via JPU Records.

“Shadowmaker” portrays the women thrashing through six minutes of metal madness, highlighted by a blistering guitar battle between midori and new recruit mi-ya, soaring English vocals from asami, a relentless bassline and head bangs from miho, and powerful double-peddled, high-heeled drumming from haruna with her star-shaped cymbal.

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Sep 21 2017

GALNERYUS – Ultimate Sacrifice (MV)

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Japanese heavy metal legends GALNERYUS are ready for war in their music video for “Ultimate Sacrifice”. Their new album of the same name drops September 27th.

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Sep 21 2017

Yoshiki chosen to headline 10-hour long Music Station Ultra Fes 2017

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Backed by a live orchestra, Yoshiki was invited to perform the closing song at TV Asahi’s “Music Station Ultra Fes 2017″ on Monday, September 18th. Playing a special arrangement of the X Japan masterpiece, “Forever Love ‘Life, Death, and Love…’ Piano with Orchestra Version”, which was prepared specifically for this day, Yoshiki brought an emotional finale to the 10-hour long special program which featured a total of 57 artists.

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Sep 16 2017

DOLL$BOXX – New mini album arrives November 8th

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DOLL$BOXX hinted that something new would be coming from them at their reunion show in February earlier this year. The band has now revealed more details on their website. A yet to be titled mini album comprised of 5 songs will be released on November 8th. There will be two versions: a regular edition and a special edition which will come with a DVD. The specifics of what the DVD will contain has not been revealed yet. It is probably safe to assume that one of the songs that will be on the album is “Shout Down”, which the band performed for the first time at Gacharic Spin’s recent one man live at Hibiya Yaon.

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Sep 15 2017

Yoshiki announces We Are X European promotion tour

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Passion Pictures and X Japan have announced that the critically acclaimed film WE ARE X about Japan’s most successful rock band of all time will be released theatrically across Europe this October.

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