March 2015 archive

URBANGARDE releases LINE stickers worldwide

Japanese “Trauma Techno-Pop” band URBANGARDE have released a series of LINE stickers for the popular messaging app featuring imagery from their catalog of mind-bending, counter-culture videos including “Sayonara Subculture”, “Sakura Memento”, and “Tokai no Alice”. URBANGARDE will make their USA performance debut at A-Kon in Dallas, TX, in June 2015. LINE sticker previews and info: …

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BIGMAMA – Roclassick2 (Review)

BIGMAMA Roclassick2 Review by Jen Wang BIGMAMA has done it again, blending classical and rock in a completely unique manner. Rather than covering or sampling from classical music pieces, the band has used them as inspiration for original songs. Roclassick2 reimagines some familiar pieces from childhood piano lessons or high school band days that will …

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Gackt gives the gift of Facebook to 300K followers

Gackt has released a special Facebook cover to celebrate 300,000 followers on Facebook. Fans can visit a special site to get the special personalized graphic. Link:

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VAMPS Interview (Mar 2015)

VAMPS Interview by Nhu Nguyen March 23, 2015 VAMPS are a busy group in Japan and their busy schedule is bringing them stateside! The men are gearing up to support their international release of BLOODSUCKERS with the Sixx:AM tour and two Florida rock festivals in April, and a New York headlining show on May 1st …

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Kamijo fan saves the day during Europe tour

From CDJapan: “During the tour in Europe, KAMIJO’s stage costume was partially misplaced in London. However, a miracle occurred. When the incident was revealed, a local fan made a costume as a replacement, and KAMIJO was able to perform wearing that costume at a concert in Cologne, the very next show after London.” More info …

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girugamesh “gravitation – FINAL ONEMAN” at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST (live report)

Girugamesh held “girugamesh 2014-2015 tour “gravitation” FINAL ONEMAN” at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST on March 14, 2015, reflecting on 10 years together and new challenges ahead. Full article + more photos:

7!! (Seven Oops) to perform at A-Kon 2015 in Dallas

7!! (Naruto Shippuden, Your Lie in April), the 4-piece co-ed band formed in 2004 and based in Okinawa, will return to America this June for A-Kon 2015. 7!! (Seven Oops) made their major label debut with the 2011 single, “Fall in love.” Their sophomore album STARTLINE was released in August 2014 and they packed their …

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VAMPS Official Street Team for New York Concert and USA Tour

Rock band formed by HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust) recruiting “BLOODSUCKERS” across America VAMPS, the Japanese rock band formed by HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), is recruiting Official Street Team Members to support the rock band’s headlining show at New York City’s Best Buy Theater on May 1. Volunteers are also needed in …

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Gacharic Spin – Sekira Liar (MV)

Yoshiki covers Sia “Chandelier”