November 2013 archive

MoNoLith – Reversible Days (review)

MoNoLith Reversible Days Review by Jen Wang MoNoLith is a band of extremes, which fits for its dual vocals. On one hand, they have a pop side that is filled with sweetness and optimism. On the other, they venture into the dark, sinister realm of heavy metal. Their latest single, Reversible Days, highlights the best …

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Budo Grape completes second UK tour

Nagoya-based synth-pop/new wave Japanese band Budo Grape completed their second tour of the United Kingdom this month, with stops in London, Brighton, and Manchester. Budo Grape Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BUDOGRAPE

exist†trace Just Like a Virgin concert to screen in Thailand and Mexico

【Screening Schedule】 ★11月23日(土) タイにて上映決定!! Theater:Paragon Cineplex in Bangkok Date:November 23, 2013 1:15 pm http://www.majorcineplex.com/en/cinema/paragon-cineplex [Information Web site] http://www.qikplay.com/lists/live_viewing_japan [Facebook] https://www.facebook.com/qikplayqikstore ★12月7日(土) メキシコにて上映決定!! Theater:Cinepolis Universidad in Mexcio City(Cinépolis Universidad) Date:December 7,2013 1:00 pm http://www.cinepolis.com.mx/index.aspx [Information Web site] http://kokuban.ws/jrockfestival.html J-MUSIC LIVE VIEWING 特設サイト http://www.liveviewing.jp/j-music/exist.html exist†trace Just Like a Virgin DVD at JRockShop! http://www.jrockshop.com/exist-trace-just-like-a-virgin-dvd

WHITE ASH – Casablanca (PV)

Tomoyasu Hotei at Highline Ballroom New York

Japanese guitar legend Tomoyasu Hotei performed at New York City’s Highline Ballroom on Thursday, November 14, 2013. During the only USA stop on Hotei’s “Electric Samurai” tour, the electrifying performance included movie themes from Kill Bill and Mission: Impossible, plus many original songs and a performance of BOØWY’s hit “Bad Feeling.” Photos by Kathy Chee …

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Dir en grey – The Unraveling (Review)

Dir en grey The Unraveling Review by Nhu Nguyen Maintaining a band is like maintaining a relationship, it takes work. It’s hard enough for two people, but a band always deals with three or more personalities. Despite being five very different people, Dir en grey have continued with the same line up for 16 years. …

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Limited Express (has gone?) – I’m deading (Live)

BABYMETAL promotes new Metallica film in Japan

Japanese heavy metal idol trio BABYMETAL released a new comment video this week to promote the Japanese release of Metallica’s IMAX 3D concert film Metallica Through The Never. The film opens November 22 in Japan. Members Su-metal, Moametal, and Yuimetal give their heroes support in a video message shot during their preparations for their first …

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VAMPS – Replay (PV)

Ninjaman Japan announce third mini-album Show

NINJAMAN JAPAN have announced they will release their third mini album, “翔-show-” on January 15, 2014. The mini album will contain 6 songs and will feature kiyo, formerly of Janne Da Arc, and Okano Hajime, a producer for many artists such as L’arc~en~Ciel and NICO Touches the Walls. Leader and bassist of NINJAMAN JAPAN, Yoshida …

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