August 2013 archive

Swinging Popsicle to perform at Nitro Super Sonic 2013

J-Rock group Swinging Popsicle will perform at Nitroplus game studio’s annual live music event, Nitro Super Sonic 2013, held on September 21 and 22 at Tokyo International Forum. The concert will feature live performances of music from Nitroplus’s vast catalog of projects, including Phantom of Inferno, Steins;Gate, Deus Machina Demonbane, Fate/Zero, Chaos;Head, Saya no Uta, …

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BACK-ON – New World (review)

RETRO REVIEW BACK-ON New World Review by Jen Wang BACK-ON’s mini-album New World was released in 2006, a few years after rap-rock reached its zenith in popularity in the U.S. It’s hard to not draw comparisons to certain bands, especially when the title track fits so perfectly in that genre. There’s the subdued keyboard in …

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girugamesh – INCOMPLETE (PV)

Yoshiki Classical (teaser video)

The teaser video for Yoshiki’s upcoming Yoshiki Classical release features an endorsement by famed Beatles producer George Martin, who labels the X Japan leader’s classical composition work as “beautiful.” With clips of Yoshiki composing, playing piano, and even conducting, it’s clear this album is a stirring work of great passion. Yoshiki’s upcoming interview appearance at …

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LUNA SEA – Thoughts (teaser)

exist†trace “Just Like A Virgin” free broadcast this weekend on Nico Nico Live

Nico Nico Live will broadcast exist†trace’s one-man concert video “ONE MAN SHOW -Just Like a Virgin- 2012.6.23” this weekend on August 18 (Japan time). Fans from all over the world can log in to the streaming website and add their comments to the live stream during the show. Broadcast link: http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv147011428 The concert originally aired …

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SHOW-YA – VS. MYSELF (PV)

80s Metal Goddesses SHOW-YA return and they’re Ready to Rumble!! with the wrestling-inspired video for “VS. MYSELF”.

CANTOY – Crepe Loop (live)

CANTOY vocalist Miri-pow serves up a real-life Harajuku crepe before throwing down some hardcore punk at Shibuya Cyclone.

exist†trace – Anime comment video at A-Kon 2013

exist†trace members talk about their favorite anime characters after their live performance at A-Kon 2013 in Dallas, TX. (hint: They all really love One Piece!)

Melt-Banana – 2013 North America tour dates announced

Last time I saw them at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, they almost tore that place down. Almost just as many people outside the venue trying to score sold-out tickets. Highly recommended.

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