April 2016 archive

Budo Grape acoustic performance on Nagoya Buzz

Catch an interview with Budo Grape and their acoustic performance of “Kimi no Shiranai Ureshi Ippai” on the latest podcast from Nagoya Buzz. “Nagai & Quminko of international fan-favorite Budo Grape are the special guests on this week’s Nagoya Buzz podcast. We talked to them about their 10 years as one of the most loved …

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BAND-MAID extends world domination to Mexico in October

Japanese rock band BAND-MAID continue to spread their powerful combination of Akihabara-maid-cuteness and hard-rock-sound across the world with their announcement of their Latin American debut in Mexico later this year. BAND-MAID will perform at Mexico CDMX SALA (http://sala.club/#home) in Mexico City on October 9th with an opportunity for a VIP meet-and-greet session with the band …

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JPU Records to release the GazettE’s new single and back catalog worldwide

The GazettE will release three track maxi-single UNDYING via JPU Records on 27 April 2016, the same day as they perform in Toronto as part of their world tour. UNDYING contains three entirely new songs; “UNDYING”, “MALUM”, and “VACANT”, and has been mastered exclusively for iTunes, offering crystal clear 24-bit audio. The three track single …

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Shishido Kavka – Get Up! (MV)

Blazing drums in black-and-white from drummer-vocalist Shishido Kavka, giving us a taste of her new album Toridori. Hot guitar riffs do their share to counter Kavka’s percussive onslaught, but I could do with just a little less spinning camera. Kavka is ultra-charismatic just by herself.

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Yoshiki Supports Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Fund

Yoshiki Foundation America, a 501(c)(3) organization, run by the leader of legendary Japanese rock band X JAPAN, announced that the foundation is supporting the efforts of the Japan Red Cross rushing aid those who are affected by the recent Kumamoto Earthquake by donating JPY10,000,000. Yoshiki happened to be in Japan when the deadly earthquake hit …

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Yousei Teikoku releases new music video and message for A-Kon 2016

Japanese gothic metal band Yousei Teikoku has released their new music video “Disorder”, the opening theme for the anime series Big Order (with story by Future Diary‘s Sakae Esuno) which began broadcast this month in Japan. “Disorder” is Yousei Teikoku’s 18th single, due for release on April 27, just as the band begins a multi-city …

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Tomoyasu Hotei announces N.Y., L.A. shows and American album release

With sales exceeding 40 million in his native Japan alone, and known around the world for his original song “Battle Without Honor or Humanity” which was made famous by its inclusion in Quentin Tarantino’s blockbuster KILL BILL, HOTEI (pronounced “hoe-tay”) is embarking on the next chapter in his illustrious career and will be releasing his …

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Hollow Mellow to Perform at Sabaku Con

Hollow Mellow will return to the U.S. for their second performance at Sabaku Con, in Albuquerque, NM. Sabaku Con will take place from May 6-8, 2016, at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North. While at the convention, Hollow Mellow will be participating in a live concert, q&a session, and autograph sessions. In addition, fans can stop …

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URBANGARDE merges space travel, marriage, and murder in Femme Fata Fantasy (MV)

Japanese trauma techno-pop band URBANGARDE takes fans on a mind-bending trip in their new music video “Femme Fata Fantasy,” from their live-show limited edition CD Showa 91. Bridging out from their apocalyptic 2015 album Showa 90, the band removes their gas masks to reveal ape faces, bouncing around in savage rhythm before jumping forward to …

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Superfly – Beautiful (live) 360

Watch an amazing vocal performance of “Beautiful” with full 360-degree views at Osaka Castle Nishinomaru Garden (catch the castle in the distance for extra-epic feels).