November 2015 archive

BAND-MAID live at Shibuya Eggman with Promic.TV

BAND-MAID’s live performance and interview with Promic.TV’s Joann from Shibuya Eggman in November 2015.

Yousei Teikoku returns to America for A-Kon 27

Japanese gothic heavy metal band Yousei Teikoku will return to America for a special one-night performance at A-Kon 27 in Dallas, Texas, during the 3-day Japanese anime and culture event June 3-5, 2016. The gothic metal band has performed themes for Valiant Knights, Future Diary, and Tokyo ESP. Popular with mainstream metal fans and anime …

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X Japan premieres Born To Be Free music video

X JAPAN premiered the music video for their new single “Born To Be Free” Friday with Kerrang! Magazine. The fan-driven video, released on Yoshiki’s birthday as a gift to X Japan fans, celebrates the worldwide commercial release of the single “Born To Be Free,” released on November 6th. The single is currently available at iTunes. …

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RHEDORIC Tomo – Interview (2015)

RHEDORIC – TOMO Interview by Nhu Nguyen November 19, 2015 RHEDORIC is a rock group made up of some familiar faces: guitarist Yusuke Suga (ex. 12012), guitarist TOMO (ex. Deflina Ma’riage), bassist Shigure (support for Kamijo), vocalist Yuji (ex. Carat) and it was recently announced on November 9th that drummer Naruka (ex. Carat) would be …

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Swinging Popsicle to release new album flow in December

J-Pop band Swinging Popsicle has announced the release of their new album flow at the end of this year as part of the band’s 20th Anniversary . The 6-track album will feature 3 new songs, 2 previously-released digital-only singles, “at Christmastime” and “mobile phone”, and a cover of The Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There” with …

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Femme Fatale – PMX 2015 Live Report

Femme Fatale Pacific Media Expo (PMX), September 5, 2015 Live report by Nhu Nguyen Kaya is no stranger to performing in America. He has been regularly performing in the states since 2008 at Pacific Media Expo (PMX). Fittingly, this is where the band he fronts, Femme Fatale, would hold their first American performance. The show …

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Anarchy Stone – Our World (MV)

DIR EN GREY Shinya – Interview (2015)

DIR EN GREY Shinya Interview by Nhu Nguyen November 11, 2015 DIR EN GREY is an enigmatic band. Their music career has expanded for almost 20 years with the same line up and an ever-evolving catalog of music. In support of their ninth album, ARCHE, DIR EN GREY returns to North America and Mexico for …

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VAMPS and APOCALYPTICA to release collaborative single SIN IN JUSTICE

Formed by and featuring HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), Japanese rock band VAMPS will be touring the UK with Finnish heavy cellists Apocalyptica in November; VAMPS, one of Japan’s most successful and visually arresting acts, were last in the UK for two bill-topping shows at the O2 in London, part of the Hyper Japan …

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ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Strike Europe in Album and Tour Combo

Japan’s black belts of alt-rock, ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, have confirmed that two of their high hitting albums will be localised by London’s JPU Records ahead of the influential quartet’s headline tour of Europe this November. ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, described by The Guardian as “one of Japan’s biggest rock bands… in terms of homegrown talent, you …

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