January 2015 archive

TsuShiMaMiRe – MaMiRe (Review)

TsuShiMaMiRe MaMiRe Review by David Cirone TsuShiMaMiRe hits hard. For over a decade, they’ve firmed up their worldwide fan base by proving they can jam, no gimmicks, no holds barred. From large stages to sweaty shitholes, they’ve earned their cred time and time again by blasting any expectation of “cute Japanese girls with guitars” straight …

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Superfly shows the many colors of “White Light” for new video

Superfly vocalist Shiho Ochi gets face- and body-painted in her new music video for “White Light”. The new album WHITE is due for release in May, but the first single “White Light” (the theme for the Playstation game Tales of Zestiria) is available for download now on iTunes.

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ONE OK ROCK’s song “Cry Out” chosen for NFL Super Bowl broadcast in Japan

ONE OK ROCK’s new song “Cry out” will accompany the broadcast of the J-WAVE Special Program “J-WAVE SPECIAL SUPER BOWL XLIX RADIO supported by Audi”. “Cry Out” is the lead track of the band’s new album 35xxxv due for release February 11. via musicJAPANplus 35xxxv [w/ DVD, Limited Edition] ONE OK ROCK

the GazettE – Standing Live Tour 14 Heresy Limited – Saiteigi – (2nd teaser spot)

The GazettE have released a second teaser for their upcoming March 15 complete box set DVD release Standing Live Tour 14 Heresy Limited – Saiteigi –, featuring footage from the band’s 2014 fan club tour, “Standing Live Tour 14 Hersy Limited Nameless Liberty Disorder Heaven Scene 01 [Disorder x NIL],” “Standing Live Tour 14 Hersy …

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BAND-MAID – Thrill (MV)

“Thrill” from BAND-MAID’s 2014 release Ai to Jyonetsu no Matador, The girls are still finding their footing, but showing a lot more polish. My prediction: 2 years (for confidence) + Time (for vocalist Saiki to deliver some real punch) = A metal girls band that won’t need the “maid” gimmick to bring eyes and ears …

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Kishidan – Shiawase nishika Shinekara (MV)

Kishidan returns once more with the mighty pompadours of love for new MV “Shiawase nishika Shinekara”.

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Japan Nite Showcase Set To Celebrate 20 Years At SXSW 2015

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Japan Nite, an annual showcase bringing artists from all corners of Japan to Austin. It has been a SXSW fixture since 1996, and has featured big-name Japanese acts such as Bonnie Pink, The Pillows and Chatmonchy along with dozens of artists hailing from across many genres. To celebrate …

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Cyntia reveals triple-edition release for Woman

All-female Japanese rock group Cyntia has revealed three different editions of their fourth album Woman, slated for release on February 18. Woman includes includes “Shori no Hanataba wo – gonna gonna be hot!” (from the anime Tenkai Knights), “KISS KISS KISS” (from the anime Itazura na Kiss2),” plus 9 more tracks. Limited editions include a …

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Miyavi to appear on Ellen Degeneres show

Singer/guitarist Miyavi will appear on the Ellen Degeneres show today (11/19) to promote his role in the new American film Unbroken and perform a song for the live studio audience. Check your local listings for showtimes: http://www.ellentv.com/episodes/jennifer-aniston-miyavi/

WING WORKS Overseas Debut at Paris Manga 2015

Unbounded Records will present WING WORKS’ overseas debut performance at Paris Manga convention, February 7-8th. WING WORKS was produced in September 2012 as the solo project of ex-Lolita23q member, RYO:SUKE. With the former bassist taking on the role of front-man and vocalist, the project is now backed by support members called “WING MEN” who are …

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