Monthly Archive: October 2015

Oct 31 2015

Visual Kei band PENTAGON to livestream from L.A.’s XENON

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Japanese fashion and music shop, Xenon, located in Downtown Los Angeles Little Tokyo Mall, will be welcoming visual kei band PENTAGON as a guest for a live stream Q&A session. Fans will be able to ask questions to the band directly through a live streaming chat, as well as answer questions from the band. The …

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Oct 31 2015

MeteoroiD to include fans in BULLETBOX artwork

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MeteoroiD has released their new artist photos, featuring their new costumes. Alongside with the debut of their new look, the band also released a comment video which features off-shots from their 10/10 oneman show. In addition, MeteoroiD also announced that from October 25 to November 20, fans can send in photos of their hands to …

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Oct 31 2015

WING WORKS in London for HYPER JAPAN 2015

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HYPER JAPAN will present the first London performance of WING WORKS on November 27-29th during its Christmas Market in Tobacco Dock, London. In 2015, WING WORKS made its overseas debut at Paris Manga in February, followed by an appearance in Switzerland for JapAniManga Night. Now, RYO:SUKE will return to Europe for a debut in London, …

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Oct 30 2015

SEKAI NO OWARI, SCANDAL, OLDCODEX wow fans at TIMM 2015

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The 12th annual Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM) was held October 20-22 at Grand Pacific le Daiba in Tokyo, boasting record attendance from international music labels, journalists, promoters, and industry professionals. Special market showcases were held with mini-performances from up-and-coming acts Charisma.com, The SxPlay, and Akamaru Dash, along with seminars on export strategies for Japanese …

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Oct 26 2015

DIR EN GREY Releases Trailer for their North American Tour

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DIR EN GREY’s North American Tour 2015 NEVER FREE FROM THE AWAKENING kicks off on in Seattle on November 2nd. In addition to five performances in the U.S., the world-renowned rock band will also be making appearances in Mexico and Canada. The New York and Chicago shows have already sold out, but tickets for the …

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Oct 26 2015

YOSHIKIMONO Takes Over Tokyo Fashion Week

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Photos: Barks.JP In his debut showing Saturday night at Tokyo Fashion Week, heavy-metal rocker Yoshiki collaborated with a Kyoto-based brand on body-hugging kimono, slashed to miniskirt-length and worn with stilettos, leather collars and high-heeled boots. The dyed-blonde co-founder of the band X Japan — who opened the show with a piano recital from Swan Lake …

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Oct 26 2015

THE MORTAL – PAIN DROP (MV)

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The vocalist of BUCK-TICK, Atsushi Sakurai, has a new solo project, fronting a new group called THE MORTAL. This is his first solo project in over 10 years. “Pain Drop” is their first music video from their mini album titled “Spirit”. Their first full album titled “I AM MORTAL” will be out November 11th. THE …

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Oct 25 2015

SXSW to host panel on Japanese music scene

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SXSW 2016 will host an informative and challenging panel on the current state of Japanese music titled “The Japanese Music Scene: More than VK and Idols” http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP51751 Presenters: Apryl Peredo (Fuchsia), Hiroking Tanabe (DJHIROKING), Ryotaro Aoki (Journalist), Yukio Kobayashi (9 to the Universe) Description: The Japanese music scene. What comes to mind? Legacy bands like …

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Oct 19 2015

BAND-MAID reveals album cover and track list for New Beginning

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Hot Japanese girls metal band BAND-MAID has revealed the jacket cover and track list for their upcoming November 4th album release New Beginning, which will come with a bonus DVD of 2 of the music videos that sparked their worldwide popularity: “Real Existence” and “Don’t Let Me Down”.

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Oct 17 2015

MeteoroiD to release best album BULLETBOX

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Visual kei band MeteoroiD have announced their best album, “BULLETBOX.” This album is set to be released on February 10, 2016. While more details will be released in the future, “BULLETBOX,” which will be available in 2 types, will include a re-recording of “Little Boy” and unreleased songs. To coincide with this release, MeteoroiD will …

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