BABYMETAL has announced a colossal 6-concert Blu-ray set, scheduled for release in February 2018. The set contains 6 of their major 2017 events, including: Black Fox Festival (males only) – rec. 7/18/17 at Asakasa Blitz Red Fox Festival (females only) – rec. 7/20/17 at Asakasa Blitz Gold Fox Festival (12-19 year olds only) – rec. …
December 2017 archive
Dec 28 2017
SILENT SIREN’s “Sakura Saku Aoi Haru” from their new album GIRLS POWER has been chosen as the new opening theme for the TV anime Rilu Rilu Fairilu: Mahou no Kagami. GIRLS POWER, SILENT SIREN’s 5th album, was released on December 27th following the close of their recent “The New World – Shinsekai” World Tour.
Dec 27 2017
Shishido Kavka returns with a dreamy vocal performance in “zamza”, her third consecutively monthly team-up release of 2017. Following earlier collaborations with CRAZY KEN BAND and The Cro-Mangnons, “zamza” is double-drum magic in a film-noir fantasy teaming up with actor and drummer (RIZE) Nobuaki Kaneko.
Dec 26 2017
Just one day shy of the release of their 5th studio album GIRLS POWER, SILENT SIREN has released two music videos demonstrating the rock band’s admittedly double-sided sweet-pop and hard-rock sound. “KNiFE” is a repeat-ready rocker with solid rhythm and strong vocals (catch the fine print for the straight-up message about the dangers of love), …
Dec 22 2017
Photos by Meiko Kikuta Japanese rock band exist†trace packed all their favorite moments from “The 19th Challenge” concert series into the year’s final show at Ebisu club aim. The December 19th “CLIMAX” event featured a massive set list showcasing the different themes of the monthly one-man series which began in April.
Dec 20 2017
MIYAVI SAMURAI SESSIONS VOL. 2 Osaka Namba Hatch, December 2nd, 2017 Live report by Michelle Minikhiem Photo credit: Daisuke Hirano With the release of his latest collaborative album, SAMURAI SESSIONS Vol.2, MIYAVI has continued to place himself at the heart of the storm of Japan’s music scene by working with some of the hottest artists …
Dec 19 2017
Japanese pop-rock band Swinging Popsicle has announced the upcoming release of a limited-edition compilation titled GOLDEN☆BEST Limited TIME TRAVEL ～Sony Music Years Selection～. Swinging Popsicle, who made their major debut with “Joy of Living” with Sony Records in 1997, released two full albums, one mini album, and five singles during their partnership with Sony, which …
Dec 19 2017
SCANDAL will release their 8th album HONEY on Valentine’s Day, including the songs “Take Me Out” and “Koisuru Universe”. The album will feature cover artwork designed in collaboration with J-Pop duo AMIAYA and a bonus DVD of their August 21, 2017 live concert at Billboard Live Osaka.