April 2015 archive

DAZZLE VISION announces band breakup

J-Rock screamo band DAZZLE VISION officially confirmed their breakup today on their official Facebook page. Long rumored after the band’s last album FINAL ATTACK, DAZZLE VISION has been inactive since last year, and their official website had also disappeared. DAZZLE VISION’s highlights in recent years include USA performances at Sakura-Con (2010) and Tekkoshocon (2013), and …

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Nylon Pink – Anime Matsuri 2015 Live Report

Nylon Pink Anime Matsuri, April 4, 2015 Live Report by Jen Wang The middle of a car show seemed like an unusual concert venue, but Nylon Pink was the perfect fit. The Asian-American pop-punk band delivered a high octane performance that complemented the modified cars on display at Anime Matsuri’s Rice Bowl. Sexy and sassy, …

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VAMPS drink deep in L.A. – VAMPS at Club Nokia 2015

VAMPS Live at Club Nokia, April 11, 2015 Live report by Nhu Nguyen Back in February, VAMPS invited Sixx:A.M. to join their two day rock festival at Nippon Budoukan, giving the American band their Japanese debut. On day two, it was announced VAMPS would be a support act for Sixx:A.M.’s first U.S. headlining tour on …

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URBANGARDE video message for A-Kon 26

Japanese trauma techno-pop group URBANGARDE has released a welcome message for fans preparing for the band’s USA debut at A-Kon® 26 in Dallas, TX, including an Akihabara-based Japanese lesson and a pledge to show America the power of Japanese otaku. URBANGARDE will perform a live concert with fan Q&A and autograph sessions during the three-day …

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Shishido Kavka feat. Kazuyoshi Saito – Don’t Be Love (MV)

exist†trace releases live-show exclusive single TWIN WINGS

Japanese all-female rock band band exist†trace will release their new single “TWIN WINGS” as a live-show exclusive at their April 19 one-man show “Reasons for the Existence” at Shimokitazawa MOSAIC in Tokyo. exist†trace has performed “TWIN WINGS” at their concerts over the past few months, refining the song based on fan reactions. The song has …

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YOUSEI TEIKOKU announces new album Shadow Corps[e]

Japanese gothic metal band YOUSEI TEIKOKU has announced the release of their next album, Shadow Corps[e], due for release July 8, 2015. Details and track list will be revealed soon, but there’s a short-but-epic teaser on the band’s website to get you ready. http://www.fairithm.com/shadow YOUSEI TEIKOKU CDs at CDJAPAN!

Yoshiki and Ambassador John Roos at New Economy Summit 2015

Yoshiki was invited to be a guest speaker at the “New Economy Summit 2015″​ for a discussion with former Ambassador to Japan, John Roos. He discussed the future of the music business, as well as how to compete globally as a musician and entrepreneur. Others ​speakers at the summit included: Larry Ellison (Oracle), Michelle Phan …

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Crossfaith joins Vans Warped Tour 2015

Osaka-based Japanese rock group Crossfaith will tour the U.S as part of Vans Warped Tour this June through August.

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The Asterplace announces Europe Tour 2015

NYC-based Japanese rock band The Asterplace has announced their 2015 tour of Europe this spring. Dates and details can be found at the band’s official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheAsterplace