Monthly Archive: December 2017

Dec 29 2017

BABYMETAL to release 6 Blu-ray mega Fox Festival live set


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. …

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Dec 28 2017

SILENT SIREN’s “Sakura Saku Aoi Haru” tapped for Rilu Rilu Fairilu anime theme


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.

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Dec 27 2017

Shishido Kavka feat. Nobuaki Kaneko- zamza (MV)


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.

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Dec 26 2017

SILENT SIREN drops double music videos for GIRLS POWER release


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), …

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Dec 26 2017



DIR EN GREY has released a trio of preview videos for their upcoming 44-track Best album VESTIGE OF SCRATCHES, scheduled for release on January 2, 2018.

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Dec 24 2017

Yousei Teikoku announces departure of guitarist Shiren


Yousei Teikoku has announced the departure of their guitarist Shiren and the postponement of their next album. Shiren, who also performs as part of rock band Unlucky Morpheus, has been battling with tenosynovitis of the arm since the end of last year, but has continued to perform despite his condition. Though his condition appeared to …

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Dec 22 2017

exist†trace completes “19th Challenge” series with CLIMAX event


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.

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Dec 20 2017

MIYAVI Samurai Sessions vol. 2 in Osaka (Live Report)


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 …

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Dec 19 2017

Swinging Popsicle announces GOLDEN BEST Limited “TIME TRAVEL”


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 …

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Dec 19 2017

SCANDAL gives you HONEY for Valentine’s Day


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.

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