February 2015 archive

KAMIJO World Tour 2015 -20th ANNIVERSARY BEST- to hit New York and L.A.

KAMIJO celebrates his 20-year career with a world tour including stops in Los Angeles and New York City in the U.S.A. this June. KAMIJO who will be performing songs from previous projects Versailles, LAREINE, NEW SODOMY and as his solo work, presenting a visual show with the flavor of France, Rococo, and vampires taking fans …

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Yoshiki teases new X Japan album

Yoshiki posted a teaser image of the new perpetually-in-progress X Japan album on his Facebook today, having previously mentioned a new tour would accompany the release. No specific dates yet, but this might be the first concrete evidence of a 2015 X Japan event. https://www.facebook.com/YoshikiOfficial

Shiina Ringo new concert film Nama Ringo Haku’14 -Toshionna no Gyakushu- (Live)

Shiina Ringo has released 5 preview videos for her upcoming BD/DVD release Nama Ringo Haku’14 -Toshionna no Gyakushu- (Live), the concert film from her December 10, 2014 live show at Osaka-jo Hall which included many rare songs and a guest list of 37 performers. The limited edition releases include a 3D cover and hardback photo …

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Swinging Popsicle opens 20th Anniversary website

Japanese pop-rock band Swinging Popsicle, veterans of multiple U.S. anime conventions (Fanime, New York Anime Festival, Anime Mid-Atlantic), have launched a “20th Anniversary 2015-2017” website in celebration of their three phases of debuts: 1995 – Swinging Popsicle is formed 1996 – Indie debut 1997 – Major debut (Sony Music) In addition to their regular live …

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URBANGARDE to make USA debut at A-Kon 26

Japanese techno-rock band URBANGARDE will make their American performance debut at A-Kon® 26 in Dallas, Texas. The band’s outrageous videos and live stage shows combining schoolgirl fetishes, exorcisms, and giant-baby samurai duels have garnered them multiple sold-out shows in Japan and an intense worldwide following. URBANGARDE will perform a live concert with fan Q&A and …

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Free GACKT Calendar Wallpapers celebrate the New Year

You can fill your PC desktop with the one-of-a-kind epicness that is Gackt with official calendar wallpapers from the musician’s website. — Act quickly, they’re only available through Feb. 19. https://fan-goods.jp/gackt_calendar

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Tainted Reality To Interview THE SOUND BEE HD, Synk;yet, and Velvet Eden Live On Ustream

In the month of February, Tainted Reality will be interviewing three of Starwave Records’ most prominent artists live on Ustream! These bands include THE SOUND BEE HD (sic), Synk;yet, and Velvet Eden who will be interviewed on February 10th, 17th, and March 1st respectively all starting at 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific. Fans are welcomed to …

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