Monthly Archive: September 2014

Sep 30 2014

Velvet Eden – Shoujo A (MV)

Velvet Eden – Shoujo A (MV)

After a long hiatus, darkwave band Velvet Eden is back in all their spooky glory.

Sep 24 2014

MAXIMUM THE HORMONE delivers explosive message to American fans

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MAXIMUM THE HORMONE, Japan’s amazingly popular nu-metal band known for outrageous antics and way-off-the-wall humor, has released a (literally) explosive message to American fans getting ready for their live concert at New York’s Best Buy Theater on Oct. 27. Irreverent, confusing, but undeniably super-hyped, the band gives you a taste of the energy and personality …

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Sep 24 2014

advantage Lucy – Memai (live)

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Great (and somewhat rare) live clip of Japanese indie guitar-pop band advantage Lucy performing one of their earliest hits “Memai”. Japan Live just got a chance to see the band in person last week along with Swinging Popsicle. Check out the article here.

Sep 24 2014

SHOW-YA – Kurenai / However / Niji (MV)

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Legendary female rockers SHOW-YA cover X Japan’s “Kurenai” in this live performance clip from their upcoming release Glamorous Show – Japanese Legendary Rock Covers. The clip also includes renditions of L’Arc~en~Ciel’s “Niji” and GLAY’s “However”. Glamorous Show – Japanese Legendary Rock

Sep 23 2014

exist†trace – WORLD MAKER (Review)

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exist†trace WORLD MAKER Review by David Cirone Title track “WORLD MAKER” launches exist†trace’s latest album with a confident call to action. With songwriting help from Shinobu Narita (past contributions include work with Plastic Tree and LM.C), miko’s lyrics carry the familiar theme of fantastical imagery combined with the positive message of soaring over rainbows and …

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Sep 23 2014

Kegawa no Maries – Koi wo Koeru (MV)

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Maries Mania [2CD+DVD / Limited Edition] Kegawa no Maries

Sep 12 2014

DAZZLE VISION releases official Hakaine Maiko LINE stickers

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Japanese hard rock band DAZZLE VISION has released a set of official LINE stickers for Hakaine Maiko, the UTAU vocal software character modeled after screamo vocalist Maiko. The stickers are designed to “let you show your angry side with no limits!” A video preview has been created using DAZZLE VISION’s song “Second” to demonstrate the …

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Sep 11 2014

FLOW Interview (2014)

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FLOW Interview by Jen Wang September 11, 2014 In 2006, FLOW made their overseas debut at AnimeFEST. Their return to the Dallas convention brought them to a different location with fans, new and old, who still go wild at the first few notes of “GO!!!”. Despite being veterans of the con scene now, the band …

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