June 2016 archive

Yousei Teikoku rocks Pantera tribute for Texas fans at A-Kon 27

Japanese gothic rock band Yousei Teikoku delivered a selection of their hardest-rocking songs and anime hits (from Tokyo ESP, Future Diary, Qwaser of Stigmata) at A-Kon 27 in Dallas on June 3, 2016. At the show’s climax, after leading the excited audience of over 2000 fans in a militaristic call-and-response of fan-favorite “Patriot Anthem”, Yousei …

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exist†trace reveals new visual and 2016 tour dates

Japanese all-female rock band exist†trace has revealed a set of striking new photos to kick off their Japan tour dates for the second half of 2016. The band has been touring non-stop to promote their latest CD release THIS IS NOW, culminating in their one-man show “Blast Your Now” at Shibuya Eggman on June 26. …

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Wagakki Band Announces California Tour in Mid July

Wagakki Band will return to the United States after their successful U.S. debut shows in NYC and SXSW earlier this year and their sold out spring tour of Japan. The band was included in the NPR 100 for SXSW 2016: http://www.npr.org/2016/03/01/468352361/the-austin-100-a-sxsw-2016-mix Wagakki Band will perform three shows in California as part of their “Deep Impact” …

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X JAPAN Documentary “We Are X” Screened at Film Festivals around the World

X JAPAN’s documentary We Are X has been nominated for numerous competitions at various renowned film festivals around the world. The film was recently screened at Seattle International Film Festival which ran May 19th – June 12th. Most recently, the film made its way into Shanghai International Film Festival in Shanghai, China. We Are X …

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BAND-MAID – Before Yesterday (MV)

BAND-MAID shares their fun times from Seattle and Sakura-Con in the new music video for “Before Yesterday”, showcasing lots of great moments from their American debut concert last March. BAND-MAID has just released their album Brand New MAID in Europe through JPU Records — http://www.jpurecords.com

HER NAME IN BLOOD – Evolution From Apes (Review)

HER NAME IN BLOOD Evolution From Apes Review by David Cirone Evolution From Apes, the latest 5-song EP from Japanese metal band HER NAME IN BLOOD, opens with the thunderous “Last Day” — vocalist Ikepy commands us to take advantage of the moment and “Go insane!” “Revolver” instructs us with equal fervency to “get fucked …

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Aldious – Sweet Temptation (MV)

Can all-girl metal band Aldious shred their way through a sea of vampires? Check out the new music video for “Sweet Temptation”.