June 2015 archive

BAND-MAID – Real Existence (MV)

URBANGARDE Delivers Sex, Love, and Subculture to Dallas

Japanese rock band URBANGARDE made their USA debut at A-Kon 2016 in Dallas, Texas, earlier this month, performing for an audience of 2000 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Fans welcomed the group to the stage by waving a mass of flags showing URBANGARDE’s signature bleeding polka dot design before the band launched into the hour-long …

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MAN WITH A MISSION x Zebrahead: Music video for “Mad Max: Fury Road”

MAN WITH A MISSION and Zebrahead have released a Mad Max: Fury Road version of their new song “Out of Control.” Taken from MAN WITH A MISSION x Zebrahead’s EP released last month, the song is used in the ending of the Japanese release of Mad Max: Fury Road that premiers in Japan on June …

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Dir En Grey’s Shinya to model for h.Naoto at Anime Expo

DIR EN GREY drummer Shinya will make his modeling debut for h.NAOTO at Anime Expo’s fashion show in July. In addition to appearing in the fashion show, Shinya will also be participating in a Q&A panel with h.NAOTO as well as autograph sessions throughout the weekend. With a career spanning 9 spectacular studio albums and …

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MAMADRIVE – Ai no Hate (MV)

MAMADRIVE has released a new music video for “Ai no Hate” from their upcoming first full album Urahara.

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JUNK STORY — Impressions of the 50th Anniversary hide Documentary Film

2015 marks the year Matsumoto Hideto – better known by his stage name, hide – would have turned 50 years old. To commemorate this, Headwax Organization embarked on a project to collect interviews from a plethora of people who were close to the late X-JAPAN guitarist in an attempt to document his life, achievements, and …

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Cibo Matto announces Banana Split tour for North America

Just days after completing their “Avocado Tour 2015” tour of Japan, Cibo Matto has announced “Banana Split Tour 2015” for select cities in North America. From Cibo Matto’s Facebook page: “Hey guys, we will be coming to North East with our Banana Split Tour. Hope to see you there!” 6/25/15 Hamden, CT The Ballroom at …

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Tomoyasu Hotei Releases Lyric Video for ‘How The Cookie Crumbles’ featuring Iggy Pop

Guitar superstar Tomoyasu Hotei has revealed the lyric video to his debut UK single “How The Cookie Crumbles”, featuring legendary front man Iggy Pop. NME commented, “The lyric video perfectly captures the raw power of the song, describing a world in decay with images of both Iggy and Hotei snarling in the face of threat. …

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The Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass announce 2015 USA Tour

All female trio The Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass from Tokyo, Japan returns to North America and will embark on a U.S. tour this coming August 2015. After performing for their 4th time at JPop Summit in California, the band will be traveling through the upper East Coast corridor of America bringing their unique sound …

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KAMIJO to release self-cover album Royal Blood – Revival Best on July 15

Japanese visual kei rock artist KAMIJO has just finished the South America leg of this 20th Anniversary World Tour with a great success. This was his first time to tour South America as a solo artist, and his first tour in 4 years since his last tour with Versailles. The last show of the tour …

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