Aug 20 2017

Yoshiki chosen for the cover of Vogue Japan’s Rock Star issue


YOSHIKI Featured On The Cover Of VOGUE JAPAN
First Japanese male ever selected for the cover in the magazine’s history

YOSHIKI, leader of X JAPAN, graces the October 2017 cover of Vogue Japan, on sale August 28th. He is the first Japanese male ever selected for the cover in the magazine’s 18-year history.

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Aug 20 2017

Best J-Rock on Spotify: Miyavi – Fire Bird

Today’s best J-Rock track on Spotify:
Miyavi – Fire Bird

Aug 19 2017

Esprit D’Air releases Ignition MV


Esprit D’Air has released their latest music video, “Ignition”, from their album, Constellations.

The rock band’s debut album was released last month under their own label, Starstorm Records, and peaked at #3 on Amazon UK’s Hard Rock & Metal album chart.

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Aug 19 2017

BAND-MAID at Summer Sonic 2017 (Gallery)

BAND-MAID’s live performance at Summer Sonic Osaka 2017′s White Massive Stage:


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Aug 19 2017

Gacharic Spin’s F Chopper KOGA dominates the bass (again) in latest tutorial


Gacharic Spin leader and bassist F Chopper KOGA is already renowned in Japan for her best-selling series of bass instruction videos and superior slap-bass technique. She raises the bar once again in her latest tutorial for the BOSS GT-1B Bass Effects Processor.

Aug 10 2017

Yousei Teikoku – flamma idola (MV)

The Empress of the Fairy Empire conjures some dangerous magic in Yousei Teikoku’s music video for their 20th anniversary release “flamma idola”.


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Aug 10 2017

LOVEBITES – Interview (2017)


Interview by Todd Nelson
June 24, 2017

LOVEBITES is a new five member heavy metal band currently signed by Victor Entertainment. The band is composed of Asami on lead vocals, Midori on guitar, Miho on bass, Haruna on drums, and Mi-ya on guitar and keyboard. We were able to conduct an interview with three of the members: Asami, Miho, and Midori.

Congratulations on the THE LOVEBITES EP release last month. The musicianship on the EP is superb, and it’s got a very powerful raw sound. What has the public reception been like?

Miho: It’s been very good.

Asami: I’m so glad — all of the people who have listened to the EP seem to really like every song, so I really appreciate it.

Midori: We’re very grateful.

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Aug 07 2017

ONE OK ROCK burns red hot in second month of U.S. Ambitions Tour


ONE OK ROCK continues to burn red hot on their meteoric U.S tour as they build up to their back to back shows at L.A.’s Wiltern Theater August 11 & 12. The AMBITIONS tour, which began in Las Vegas last month, has taken the band through nine U.S. states so far, with a full slate of shows lined up through August.

L.A. tickets (including a sweet 2-day pass) are available now:

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