July 2015 archive

YOUSEI TEIKOKU begins Radio Propaganda for Shadow Corps(e)

Japanese gothic metal band YOUSEI TEIKOKU has begun a series of “Radio Propaganda” broadcasts to preview their new album Shadow Corps(e). Fans can visit the group’s special webpage to hear vocalist YUI discussing the new songs, beginning with “Yamiiro Corsage”. Shadow Corps(e) will be released August 5. http://lantis-net.com/fairithm/

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SCANDAL and androp to perform at 12th TIMM this October

The 12th Tokyo International Music Market(12th TIMM)will take place at Hotel Grand Pacific LE DAIBA from October 20th to October 22nd to promote the export of the Japanese music. The joint-event hosted by 12th Tokyo International Music Market featuring live performances by the hottest artists in the current Japanese music scene will take place at …

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Shiina Ringo’s new single chosen for Coca-Cola campaign

Shiina Ringo’s latest single “Nagaku Mjikai Matsuri” has been chosen as the theme song for Coca-Cola’s summer campaign in Japan. The second half of the upcoming double-A-side single, “Kamisama, Hotokesama”, features a collaboration with Shuto Mukai of ZAZEN BOYS, and will also be used in commercials for au’s “isai vivid” smartphone.

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lynch. – EVOKE (MV)

SCANDAL previews documentary film Hello, World

SCANDAL has released a trailer for their upcoming world tour documentary film Hello, World, scheduled for release in October. Official Site : http://www.scandal-4.com/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/scandal_band Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/scandalofficial

Budo Grape performs at CBC Summer Festival in Sakae

New wave Japanese rock band Budo Grape performed at CBC Radio’s Summer Festival in Sakae on July 26, where they played a mix of their fan-favorite songs, older hit songs with Japanese talent Tsuboi Norio, and their new digital singles. Lead vocalist Quminco Grape got a special treat — a special hand-drawn illustration on her …

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BAND-MAID – Interview (2015)

BAND-MAID Interview by David Cirone July 24, 2015 BAND-MAID is (L to R) Kanami (guitar), Saiki (vocal), Miku (guitar/vocal), Akane (drums), Misa (bass) Since the launch of their music video “THRILL” late last year (550k+ views and counting), BAND-MAID has been turning heads with their heavy sound and the inevitable reaction, “Are these cute girls …

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GANGLION – Save Your Heart (MV)

Promic TV features interview with Kamijo

Promic TV’s latest web episode features an interview with visual kei artist Kamijo about his new album and upcoming tour dates.

VAMPS to perform 2 shows in California this October

Japanese rock band VAMPS will perform two hard-rocking shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco this October. VAMPS recently joined Sixx:A.M. on the “Modern Vintage” tour in April 2015 for 12 U.S. concerts in conjunction with the release of the international version of BLOODSUCKERS. 10/5 Roxy Theatre (Los Angeles) Tickets: $30 (advance) http://www.theroxy.com 10/7 Slim’s …

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