Monthly Archive: November 2017

Nov 23 2017

DOLL$BOXX – high $pec (Review)

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DOLL$BOXX high $pec Review by Todd Nelson One of the most anticipated J-Rock releases of the year is finally here. Teased at their reunion show earlier this year, DOLL$BOXX’s follow up to DOLLS APARTMENT, high $pec, was released November 8th. The album’s black and white artwork, along with the dark attire of the band members, …

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Nov 22 2017

Morning Glory – Interview (2017)

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Morning Glory Interview by David Cirone November 22, 2017 Morning Glory (L to R): Kanako, Rimina, Nakamu Japanese indies band Morning Glory is back in top form, releasing their latest album Patchwork in 2015 after a 5-year hiatus. Without losing any of their signature spunk, the rock group formed by lifelong friends Rimina (vocals, guitar) …

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Nov 21 2017

DOLL$BOXX new album high $pec gets European release on JPU Records

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JPU Records has announced the release of high $pec, the new album from DOLL$BOXX. The CD will be available in the UK and Europe on January 19, 2018, and available to purchase early at Hyper Japan in London between November 24-26, 2017.

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Nov 20 2017

Yokai, Sci-fi, and Flying High! VAMPS Halloween Party 2017: Day 3

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Halloween Party 2017: Day 3 Makuhari Messe, October 29, 2017 Live Report by Michelle Minikhiem Photo credit: Hideaki Imamoto, Toshikazu Oguruma, Kazuko Tanaka, Senichi Kasai The third and final day of Halloween Party 2017 somehow managed to surpass day two in both production quality and hypeness levels. This was in no small part due to the artist lineup, which …

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Nov 19 2017

Bunnies, Pirates, and a Beheading! VAMPS Halloween Party 2017: Day 2

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Halloween Party 2017: Day 2 Makuhari Messe, October 28, 2017 Live Report by Michelle Minikhiem Photo credit: Hideaki Imamoto, Toshikazu Oguruma, Kazuko Tanaka Hosted by VAMPS annually for over ten years, Halloween Party is sort of an all day thing – you put on a costume (kinda a requirement, a cute note at the bottom of the website …

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Nov 16 2017

SILENT SIREN sets sail for night of miracles at Budokan

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Photo Credit: Hajime Kamiiisaka On November 13 and 14, on the fifth anniversary of their major-label debut, SILENT SIREN held the final Japanese performances of their 26-show tour, “5th ANNIVERSARY SILENT SIREN LIVE TOUR 2017 — The New World” at Nippon Budokan. Following their Nippon Budokan debut on January 17, 2015, this was the all-female …

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Nov 14 2017

KAMIJO to release new single Nosferatu and live DVD in January 2018

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In January 2018, KAMIJO will release his new single “Nosferatu” and a live DVD Epic Rock Orchestra at Zepp DiverCity Tokyo. “Nosferatu” is a standard song of KAMIJO’s concerts, and the recording for this release features the gospel chorus group, Be Choir, who joined the Versailles’ concert at Nippon Budokan. The single will also include …

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Nov 13 2017

Tomoyasu Hotei announces first London show in 3 years for late 2018

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Guitar legend Tomoyasu Hotei (Boøwy, Kill Bill) has announced his first London show in three years, returning to the legendary Shepherds Bush Empire on October 20, 2018. Tickets are on sale now. “It’s such a thrill to be able to play at my favorite venue, Shepherds Bush Empire, my first show in London in three …

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Nov 10 2017

We Are X Special Edition Blu-ray to be released December 13

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The December 13th Japanese Blu-ray and DVD release of the award-winning X Japan documentary We Are X will come in three editions – the Collectors Edition, the Special Edition, and the Standard Edition. The Blu-ray Collectors Edition will include exclusive gold commemorative packaging able to be wall-mounted for decoration, available as both a 3-disc and …

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Nov 10 2017

Best J-Rock on Spotify: DOLL$BOXX – Sub-Liminal

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Today’s best J-Rock track on Spotify: DOLL$BOXX – Sub-Liminal

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