Sep 01 2014

FLOW – AnimeFEST 2014 Live Report

FLOW
Live report by Jen Wang
September 1, 2014

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“Shake the house” is usually a figurative phrase. At AnimeFest’s concert, the room literally vibrated as FLOW rocked out. Eight years after their U.S. debut, the band returned to a packed Dallas crowd, eager to hear some of their favorite tunes.

Without hesitation, FLOW got the crowd moving with “Sign”. Vocalists KEIGO and KOHSHI darted around the stage, jumping and throwing their fists in the air. Next came the much-loved Eureka 7 opening, “DAYS”. The funky guitar was the perfect companion to the flawlessly delivered rap. As the night progressed, TAKE let more of his personality shine through his guitar solos. He milked every minute, and KOHSHI and KEIGO helped make sure the attention was on him.

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Aug 29 2014

INORAN confirms Asia Tour 2014 in November

INORAN has just announced his ASIA TOUR 2014 to be held in November. Further details will be announced soon.

While LUNA SEA is holding their first nationwide tour in fourteen years including 32 shows in 16 cities, INORAN, as a solo artist, set out for overseas as well.

INORAN B-DAY LIVE CODE 929/2014 – B-DAY BASH!!!
9/21(Sun) Osaka BIGCAT
9/22(Mon) Nagoya ElectricLadyLand

BIRTHDAY EVE NIGHT
9/28(Sun) Shibuya Kokaido

NO NAME? MEMBERS’ LIMITED LIVE
9/29(Mon) Somewhere in Tokyo

Official Website: http://inoran.org
Official Twitter: http://twitter.com/INORAN_OFFICIAL
Official Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/INORANOfficial
“Somewhere” Special Page: http://inoran.org/somewhere

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Aug 28 2014

exist†trace reveals WORLD MAKER music video

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Japanese all-female visual kei band exist†trace revealed their new music video today, the title track from their upcoming album WORLD MAKER.

WORLD MAKER will be released September 24. The limited edition comes with 2 music videos, including “WORLD MAKER” and “Spiral Daisakusen”.

TRACK LIST
01. WORLD MAKER*
02. ダイアモンド (DIAMOND)
03. スパイラル大作戦 (Spiral Daisakusen)
04. JUST ONE
05. Imagination*
06. Feel*
07. SHOOTING STAR*
08. アンティークドール (Antique Doll)
09. くちびる (Kuchibiru)
10. RAZE*
11. 長い夢の終わりに (Nagai Yume no Owari ni)*
12. VOICE*
*=previously unreleased

Previews of all tracks are available at exist†trace’s website: http://www.exist-trace.com/release/12.html

exist†trace has been performing a series of monthly one-man lives this year, titled “Gekijyou Spiral”, along with a co-headlining Japan tour with Take Ambulance, slated to start September 7. exist†trace will close out the year with a special one-man live “Gekijyou Spiral FINAL – WORLD MAKERS” on December 14 at Shibuya TSUTAYA O-WEST.

VIDEO

WORLD MAKER CD pre-orders (worldwide) at JRockShop (http://jrockshop.com) and Archangel Diamond (http://archangel-diamond.com).

LINKS
exist†trace website: http://exist-trace.com
exist†trace International Fan Club: http://archangel-diamond.com
exist†trace on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/exist-trace/id205643349

Aug 28 2014

GANGLION – DISTANCE (MV)

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Aug 23 2014

Schwarz Stein to appear at Anime USA

Schwarz Stein

Japanese visual kei electronic unit Schwarz Stein will make their overseas debut appearance at Anime USA October 3rd – 5th, 2014.

Produced in 2002 by Mana of Moi dix Mois (ex-Malice Mizer), Schwarz Stein is the collaboration of vocalist Kaya and programmer Hora on keyboards. They released their debut single Perfect Garden under Mana’s label, Midi:Nette in July 2002, followed by their first full album, Vogue Children, in 2003.

More info:
http://animeusa.org

Aug 19 2014

exist†trace reveals WORLD MAKER new look and track list

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exist†trace – WORLD MAKER
Regular Edition (Left) / Limited Edition w/ DVD (Right)

TRACK LIST
01. WORLD MAKER*
02. ダイアモンド (DIAMOND)
03. スパイラル大作戦 (Spiral Daisakusen)
04. JUST ONE
05. Imagination*
06. Feel*
07. SHOOTING STAR*
08. アンティークドール (Antique Doll)
09. くちびる (Kuchibiru)
10. RAZE*
11. 長い夢の終わりに (Nagai Yume no Owari ni)*
12. VOICE*
*=previously unreleased

DVD includes music videos for “WORLD MAKER” and “Spiral Daisakusen”

WORLD MAKER releases September 24. Pre-orders are available at ARCHANGEL DIAMOND, the Official exist†trace International Fan Club
http://archangel-diamond.com

PREVIEW ALL 12 TRACKS at the exist†trace website!
http://www.exist-trace.com/release/12.html

Aug 13 2014

URBANGARDE in Otaku USA

Check out the interview with URBANGARDE in this month’s issue of Otaku USA magazine.

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Aug 11 2014

ONE OK ROCK – Mighty Long Fall (MV)

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Aug 10 2014

Budo Grape at Nagoya Tokuzo (Aug 9 2014)

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Photos from Nagoya New-Wave Rock group Budo Grape’s show at Nagoya’s Tokuzo live house August 9, 2014.

Photos by Ichiro Takami

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Aug 05 2014

BACK-ON – Departure (MV)

BACK-ON – Departure (MV)

BACK-ON brings some of the whimsical fonts and stamps from purikura to their video for “Departure”.

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