April 2013 archive

DAZZLE VISION on the cover of Pinhead magazine

DAZZLE VISION on the cover of Tokyo’s Pinhead music magazine, distributed at Tower Records, Disk Union, Village Vanguard, and local live houses and rehearsal studios. (photo taken at Tekkoshocon in Pittsburgh)

FROM ADAM ON DOWN – Know Your Enemy (live)

FROM ADAM ON DOWN: http://www.fromadamondown.com/top.html

New Wave J-Rock band Budo Grape returns to UK for Doki Doki Japanese Festival

Nagoya-based Japanese band Budo Grape will return to the United Kingdom for the Doki Doki Japanese Festival in November 2013. Budo Grape completed their first tour of the United Kingdom in 2012 in cooperation with It Came From Japan, with appearances in London, Brighton, and Manchester. The Doki Doki event will be held at Manchester’s …

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Silver Ash – REBORN (review)

Silver Ash REBORN Review by Jen Wang Chinese visual kei band Silver Ash has returned from their eight-year hiatus with a vengeance. Their new single REBORN contains only one song, but that’s all the band needs to make their intentions clear. They have evolved, and they are ready to take on a global audience. “REBORN” …

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Up-and-coming Japanese punk metal group CANTOY released their new music video today for “RANKA,” from their second mini-album “KILL”. Shot entirely on location in Pittsburgh during the band’s debut performance in America, the video features behind-the-scenes clips, mosh pits, and onstage beer-chugging from their appearances at anime convention Tekkoshocon and Pittsburgh’s Hard Rock Cafe.

RAMPANT message to Tekkoshocon

RAMPANT vocalist Hiroko wrote a special message to Tekkoshocon fans, and her friends from DAZZLE VISION delivered it in person to their booth in Pittsburgh. RAMPANT made their USA performance debut at Tekkoshocon in 2011.

exist†trace new single “Diamond” is Tower Records exclusive

exist†trace announced a news single release “Diamond”, available exclusively at Tower Records in Japan. Release date: July 3. The new song “Diamond” will come with 2 additional songs, plus karaoke and instrumental versions (9 tracks total). CD/DVD version includes Jyou-only and miko-only vocals. http://www.exist-trace.com/news exist†trace will appear live in America at A-Kon 2013, May 31-June …

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DESTROSE – new look

New look for all-girl Japanese indie metal band DESTROSE. http://destrose.net http://youtu.be/xnyY0Syu-vo

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DAZZLE VISION – New band photo feat. guitarist Tony

New band photo posted today on DAZZLE VISION’s official website. L to R: Haru (drums), Maiko (vocal), Takuro (bass), Tony (guitar) http://dazzlevision.net

DAZZLE VISION adds new guitarist Tony

Following two recent successful lives shows in America, DAZZLE VISION announced today the addition of guitarist Tony to their permanent lineup. Tony has been active in Tokyo’s music scene as the guitarist for rock group SYN with former High and Mighty Color vocalist HALCA. Tony filled in as a support member of the group during …

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