September 2013 archive


New PV from Japanese indies metal band MECHANiCAL TEDDY – Our Pride

ALSDEAD to tour America with Nobuo Uematsu and SABER TIGER

FINAL FANTASY composer Nobuo Uematsu and his band EARTHBOUND PAPAS headline the DANCING DAD Tour in the United States. Special guests include Japanese Heavy Metal band SABER TIGER and visual kei band ALSDEAD.

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Tomoyasu Hotei announces support band for Electric Samurai Tour of Europe and America

Fantastically talented and prolific guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei is coming back to the West with his Electric Samurai Tour this November. Known internationally for his musical work in Japanese rock band BOOWY, Hotei has connected with a new generation of fans through his themes for Kill Bill and Mission: Impossible. HOTEI – THE ELECTRIC SAMURAI Tour …

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VAMPS Interview on MTV Iggy (2013)

Japan’s VAMPS Hit the West with Sex Blood Rock N’ Roll Great VAMPS interview on MTV Iggy:

exist†trace to release DIAMOND on iTunes worldwide

Japanese all-female visual kei band exist†trace will release 5 albums on iTunes in September, including their latest release DIAMOND. Previous releases TWIN GATE, KNIFE, Ambivalent Symphony, and VANGUARD -of the muses- will also be available to fans worldwide on additional services such as Amazon MP3, Google Play, Spotify, and CD Baby. Start dates will vary …

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exist†trace vs. Kaishin no ICHIGEKI in YABENOMICS Battle Live Series

exist†trace vs. Kaishin no ICHIGEKI — YABENOMICS battle live schedule announced! Japanese all-female visual kei band exist†trace announced a series of “battle” live shows with all-male Edo-style rock band Kashin no Ichigeki. A series of live shows will culminate with a special event in December, and fans can pick up a special collaboration CD produced …

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Shishido Kavka – Kavkanize (Review)

Shishido Kavka Kavkanize Review by David Cirone Drummer-vocalist Shihido Kavka’s Kavkanize pushes the singer and her drum kit to the front of the stage. It’s a rare combination among indies, and even less likely to grab the spotlight in a major label release. Kavkanize is a high-energy album and a great showcase for a truly …

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Plastic Tree – Doko (PV)

Plastic Tree’s latest video may have you seeing four Ryutaros.

Top 10 Swinging Popsicle Songs

With a sizable repertoire, Swinging Popsicle has a lot to choose from. Since their major-label debut on Sony Music in 1997, Swinging Popsicle has established a unique voice and steady level of quality, mixing hard rock, soft rock, shoegazer, and trippy experimental music. The band has visited America a few times (Fanime MusicFest, New York …

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X Japan Live Concerts scheduled for Blu-ray release

X Japan will release 6 Blu-ray concert DVDs on September 25. X JAPAN RETURNS 1993.12.30 X JAPAN RETURNS 1993.12.31 X JAPAN aoi yoru (1994.12.30) X JAPAN shiroi yoru (1994.12.31) X JAPAN DAHLIA TOUR FINAL (1996.12.30/31) X JAPAN THE LAST LIVE (1997.12.31)

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