Nov 18 2014

AKIRA – Aoki Tsuki Michite (review)

Aoki Tsuki Michite

Review by Jen Wang

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Model and vocalist AKIRA is known for her androgynous punk rock style, and her band, DISACODE, has a matching sound. Thus the soft piano that introduces her solo debut, Aoki Tsuki Michite, comes as a surprise. However, this unexpectedness has turned the title track into anime theme material (it is the ending of Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus) and made her an artist to look out for.

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Nov 04 2014

SpecialThanks x MIX MARKET – Rock n Roll Dance (MV)


Oct 29 2014

MAXIMUM THE HORMONE “Merciless” at New York’s Best Buy Theater


Japanese rockers MAXIMUM THE HORMONE brought their “Merciless Home’war’k” to New York’s Best Buy Theater on October 27. Opening with their song “What’s up, people?!” from the anime series Death Note, the band kept the crowd screaming and jumping through the entire set which focused on songs from their recent release Yoshuu Fukushuu (“Our Merciless Home’war’k”).

Fresh from their appearance at Knotfest last weekend, MAXIMUM THE HORMONE laid out a full-force onslaught of power metal, speaking to the audience in their native Japanese with only a little English mixed in, just enough to get the crowd to join them in “Chitsu-jump” (“vagina jump”).

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Oct 20 2014

UNiTE – ice (MV)


UNiTE is hungry, and they don’t want rice or noodles.

Oct 05 2014

INORAN announces details of ASIA TOUR 2014 in November


In addition to the LUNA SEA 25th Anniversary tour, including 32 shows in 16 cities, INORAN has been holding his Asian and European tour as a solo artist. The details of the “INORAN ASIA TOUR 2014″ have been revealed at Shibuya Public Hall on his “BIRTHDAY EVE NIGHT” show in “B-DAY LIVE CODE929/2014 – B-DAY BASH!!!” tour.

Further details will be announced soon.

Nov 19 Hong Kong @ MUSIC ZONE
Nov 21 Taipei @ THEWALL
Nov23 Bangkok @ PARKING TOYS

Official Website:

Oct 02 2014

MAXIMUM THE HORMONE announces opening band Unlocking The Truth


Japanese rockers MAXIMUM THE HORMONE have announced hot newcomer metal band Unlocking The Truth as their guest opening act for their upcoming New York concert on October 27.

The Brooklyn-based teenage metal trio has made headlines this year for performances at Coachella, Vans Warped Tour, Heavy Montreal, and The Colbert Report, plus opening stints for Guns’n’Roses, Motorhead, and Queens of The Stone Age. Unlocking The Truth has been featured in Revolver, Spin, and Noisey, and earned spots in commercials for Beats by Dre and Verizon. Their debut album produced by Johnny K (Disturbed, Megadeth) is scheduled for early 2015.

Tickets for MAXIMUM THE HORMONE with opening act Unlocking The Truth at the Best Buy Theater are available now.



VIDEO (Unlocking The Truth)

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Sep 30 2014

Velvet Eden – Shoujo A (MV)

Velvet Eden – Shoujo A (MV)

After a long hiatus, darkwave band Velvet Eden is back in all their spooky glory.

Sep 24 2014

MAXIMUM THE HORMONE delivers explosive message to American fans



MAXIMUM THE HORMONE, Japan’s amazingly popular nu-metal band known for outrageous antics and way-off-the-wall humor, has released a (literally) explosive message to American fans getting ready for their live concert at New York’s Best Buy Theater on Oct. 27.

Irreverent, confusing, but undeniably super-hyped, the band gives you a taste of the energy and personality that have made their shows guaranteed sell-outs for years.

Known to Western fans for their contributions to Death Note anime series, KNOTFEST and the solo New York show will be their first American appearance since 2008.

Ticket info:

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Sep 24 2014

advantage Lucy – Memai (live)


Great (and somewhat rare) live clip of Japanese indie guitar-pop band advantage Lucy performing one of their earliest hits “Memai”. Japan Live just got a chance to see the band in person last week along with Swinging Popsicle. Check out the article here.

Sep 24 2014

SHOW-YA – Kurenai / However / Niji (MV)


Legendary female rockers SHOW-YA cover X Japan’s “Kurenai” in this live performance clip from their upcoming release Glamorous Show – Japanese Legendary Rock Covers. The clip also includes renditions of L’Arc~en~Ciel’s “Niji” and GLAY’s “However”.


Glamorous Show – Japanese Legendary Rock

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