Monthly Archive: September 2016

Sep 29 2016

Yoshiki New York classical concert VIP Tickets on sale today

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VIP tickets for Yoshiki’s upcoming classical performance at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage go on sale today, September 29. Yoshiki — songwriter, drummer/percussionist, classically-trained pianist and the creative force of the rock group X Japan — announced the “Yoshiki Classical Special Featuring Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra” last week, gaining worldwide attention for the acclaimed …

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Sep 29 2016

BABYMETAL gets animated with Warner Bros. deal

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Japanese pop-metal phenomenon BABYMETAL will star in their own digital animated series, now in development with Warner Brothers sub-group Blue Ribbon Content. The series will be a hyrbid of live-action and animation, where the three girls of BABYMETAL fight evil with the powers given to them by the fox god Kitsune. Special live performances will …

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Sep 27 2016

exist†trace announces new album Royal Straight Magic

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Japanese all-female rock band exist†trace has announced the title and release date of their new album Royal Straight Magic, due for release November 16. The six-song EP will be the follow-up to exist†trace’s March release This Is Now. Guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter miko explains the title represents the strength of their band’s combined forces. “When …

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Sep 26 2016

Yoshikimono revealed as opening attraction for Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo S/S

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Yoshikimono, the kimono brand engineered by Yoshiki, the famous composer, drummer, classical pianist, and leader of X Japan, has been announced as the opening attraction for “Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo 2017 S/S”, with Yoshiki giving a special musical performance on Monday, October 17th. The Yoshikimono line was conceived by Yoshiki, the first-born son of kimono …

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Sep 25 2016

KEMURI releases Best of CD ahead of UK Tour with Less Than Jake

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Japan’s ska-punk pioneers KEMURI celebrate their first tour of Great Britain (with legends Less Than Jake!) by unleashing best album Ska Bravo through JPU Records on Friday, September 30, 2016. This UK exclusive edition of Ska Bravo sees KEMURI’s original members join forces, along with their live support musicians, to cover and re-record 17 of …

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Sep 25 2016

Light Bringer’s Fuki to perform at Hyper Japan’s Christmas Market 2016

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Powerhouse vocalist Fuki (famed frontwoman of LIGHT BRINGER and DOLL$BOXX) will perform as her solo persona “Fuki Commune” at the Hyper Japan Christmas Market in London in November. http://hyperjapan.co.uk Earlier this year, Fuki released her first full solo album Welcome!, including “Kagayaku Yoru e Youkoso!” from the anime series Mysterious Joker and the theme song …

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Sep 25 2016

A9 – Ginga no Woto (Review)

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A9 Ginga no Woto Review by Jen Wang Last year, visual kei rockers Alice Nine rebranded themselves as A9, releasing a new artist’s statement. Instead of focusing on sales and charts, they turned to crowdfunding. The result was the mini-album Ginga no Woto. Although it might not have accelerated A9′s rebirth, the EP reveals a …

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Sep 22 2016

VAMPS headlines North American tour in November and unleashes new music video

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VAMPS continues their world conquest by announcing an American headlining tour for November and dropping a double single that has the Japanese Rock juggernauts collaborating with Chris Motionless (Motionless in White) and Richard Z. Kruspe (Emigrate/Rammstein). In the midst of all this, they are also prepping for their next full length album.

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Sep 19 2016

Yoshiki announces 2-Day Carnegie Hall event with Tokyo Philharmonic

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Yoshiki — songwriter, drummer/percussionist, classically-trained pianist and the creative force of the rock group X Japan — has announced a special concert event presented by Knitting Factory, “Yoshiki Classical Special Featuring Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra”. The special classical performance will take place on January 12 and 13, 2017, at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage …

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Sep 19 2016

HER NAME IN BLOOD crashes your pool party in BAKEMONO MV

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HER NAME IN BLOOD dares you to mosh and splash in their music video for “BAKEMONO”, the title track from their new full-length album released on major label Warner Music Japan. No DJ is safe from vocalist Ikepy in full “Beast Mode”!

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