Monthly Archive: March 2018

Mar 31 2018

Unlucky Morpheus – CADAVER [April Fools version] (MV)

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Unlucky Morpheus creating April Fools MVs is becoming an annual tradition, and once again they switch around their usual musical roles in this video shoot. Watch now before it disappears on 4/2!

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Mar 28 2018

A9 releases UNREAL MV from PLANET NINE

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Oh, how time flies! A9, who will be celebrating their 14th anniversary this year, will be releasing their eighth album titled PLANET NINE on April 25, 2018. The announcement was made with the release of the full music video for their lead track “UNREAL”, produced by Ken (L’Arc〜en〜Ciel).

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Mar 27 2018

Ryuichi Sakamoto New Documentary Tsunami Piano

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While touring Tohoku, the area devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, something he has done many times, famed composer and Yellow Magic Orchestra member, Ryuichi Sakamoto, was told about a semi-ruined piano in a high school gymnasium. The instrument had been flooded along with Miyagi Prefectural Agricultural High School and looked like a mess, …

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Mar 25 2018

Unlucky Morpheus – Interview (Mar 2018)

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Unlucky Morpheus Interview by Todd Nelson Translation by Harumi Arita March 24, 2018 Unlucky Morpheus, also referred to as Ankimo, is a doujin circle band formed in 2008. The band creates original songs as well as material associated with the Touhou Project. All of the band members are active in other projects in addition to …

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Mar 23 2018

sleepyhead, solo project from Takeru (ex. SuG), reveals details of first album

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Contrary to the lazy-sounding name of former SuG member Takeru’s solo project, sleepyhead, he’s been pretty active. At his first concert on March 17, the vocalist revealed his first full album DRIPPING will be released on June 20th, followed by his first tour in July.

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Mar 21 2018

X Japan partners with L.A.’s Grammy Museum for We Are X screening

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As X JAPAN prepares to return to the U.S. next month for their debut performances at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, the group has partnered with the Grammy Museum for a special screening of the award-winning documentary film We Are X.

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Mar 21 2018

Plastic Tree “doorAdore” in Osaka (live report)

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Plastic Tree Spring Tour 2018 “doorAdore” Osaka BIG CAT, March 18th 2018 Live report by Michelle Minikhiem Plastic Tree hit Osaka on March 18th with the release of doorAdore barely a week and a half behind them. How proud the band is of this new album is absolutely unmistakable – new tracks made up more …

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Mar 20 2018

Mika Nakashima – KISS OF DEATH (Review)

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Mika Nakashima KISS OF DEATH (single) Review by Michelle Minikhiem “KISS OF DEATH” is the much-anticipated single produced by HYDE especially for Mika Nakashima. It was featured for the TV anime series “DARLING in the FRANXX.” Does it deliver? Does it live up to the hype?

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Mar 20 2018

LANTANA to rock America for the first time at KATSUCON 2019

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Visual kei band LANTANA will perform in America for the first time at KATSUCON 2019 -– yes, you read that correctly: 2019. The 3-day convention will take place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention in National Harbor, Maryland from Feb. 14-17, 2019. Along with the concert, convention-goers will be able to get to know …

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Mar 16 2018

Miyavi releases special digital single Long Nights-World Mix

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Guitarist and singer Miyavi has announced the release of a special digital single available to download now on iTunes and to stream on Spotify: “Long Nights-World Mix”. “Releasing ‘Long Nights’, this track means a lot to me,” Miyavi said on his Facebook page. “[It is] the first track I wrote after I came back from …

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