May 21 2017

exist†trace reveals “The story of existence” in second night of “The 19th Challenge”

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All-female J-Rock band exist†trace performed the second night of their one-man concert series “The 19th Challenge” on May 19th at Ebisu’s club aim.

The 20-song “A story of existence” recounted the musical journey of the pioneering visual kei rockers beginning with original fan-favorites like “Judea” and “liquid” moving through “Get Back” and “Sky” from their recent release ROYAL STRAIGHT MAGIC.

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May 17 2017

Yoshiki completes surgery, begins recovery in Los Angeles

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X Japan leader YOSHIKI successfully completed his emergency surgery in Los Angeles yesterday and is now recovering in Los Angeles.

Management statement is reprinted below.
(via Yoshiki’s official website: http://www.yoshiki.net/YoshikiSurgery.html)

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May 10 2017

BAND-MAID new double-single Daydreaming / Choose me

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New BAND-MAID single, “Daydreaming / Choose me”, on the way. Looks like they have some new outfits as well.

Update: The single will include a bonus DVD featuring 7 songs om their January 9 concert at Akasaka BLITZ.
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May 10 2017

SpecialThanks – umahashiru (MV)

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SpecialThanks takes us for an “horse run” in their playful music video for “umahashiru”, name-dropping previous hits “Hello, Colorful” and “Seven Lovers” along the way.

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May 10 2017

YOUSEI TEIKOKU reveals track list for new single flamma idola

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Japanese gothic metal band YOUSEI TEIKOKU has revealed the stunning cover image and track list for their upcoming 20th anniversary single flamma idola, due for release May 31, just in time for their return to the United States for Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon in Washington, D.C. this August.
https://www.otakon.com/concerts/anisong/
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May 10 2017

Unlucky Morpheus – Black Pentagram (MV)

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The unmistakable angel-of-wrath voice of Fuki (DOLL$BOXX, LIGHT BRINGER) comes in hard and heavy for “Black Pentagram”.

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May 10 2017

BORIS – Absolutego [NPR]

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Link: Boris Celebrates 25 Years By Cleaving The Earth In Two With ‘Absolutego’

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May 10 2017

Head Phones President – new album REALIZE

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HEAD PHONES PRESIDENT has released their new album REALIZE worldwide on iTunes, with a fists-of-fury music video for “Alive”. Signature shredding and blazing-hot vocals from Anza.

https://itunes.apple.com/artist/head-phones-president/id269217624

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