June 2018 archive

YOSHIKI shocks fans at LUNATIC FEST. 2018 with HIDE collaboration and all-star guest performances

YOSHIKI shocked fans at LUNATIC FEST. 2018 with a moving tribute to X Japan guitarist hide and guest collaborations with members of LUNA SEA, GLAY, and MUCC in his first-ever solo classical performance at a music festival. YOSHIKI opened his set with Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” as a thematic homage to the festival’s organizers, LUNA SEA. …

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HYDE set to release second single of 2018

HYDE, who has just released the digital single “WHO’S GONNA SAVE US” on June 20, already has his next single coming next week. “AFTER LIGHT” will hit digital stores on June 29th, the same day his live tour kicks off in Japan. The new song will be coupled with a cover of “KISS OF DEATH,” …

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HYDE – WHO’S GONNA SAVE US? (Review)

HYDE  WHO’S GONNA SAVE US? (single) Review by Michelle Minikhiem HYDE has been somewhat silent during the six months following the announcement of VAMPS’ hiatus in December. That time has clearly been spent working on a new direction, and the digital release of “WHO’S GONNA SAVE US?” this week has given us a peek into what …

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YOSHIKI announces solo performance at LUNATIC FEST 2018

YOSHIKI has announced a solo performance at this year’s LUNATIC FEST 2018, to be held at Makuhari Messe on June 24. YOSHIKI made the reveal with a video message in English and Japanese on his official Instagram account, where he promised special surprises for his appearance at the visual kei music festival produced by the …

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HYDE to release first single in 12 years

HYDE (L’Arc-en-Ciel / VAMPS) will resume his solo activities with the release of his 8th single entitled “WHO’S GONNA SAVE US” on June 20, 2018. The song is about how one must make their own way when confronting times of strife, but without anyone extending a helping hand. The single also comes with the 2nd …

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BRATS release hot “Doutatte yokatta” MV from first full-length album

BRATS have released their music video for “Doutatte yokatta”, one of the newly-recorded songs for the band’s first full-length album BRATS, scheduled for international release on July 25.

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Ling tosite sigure announces Beijing concert

Proggy power-trio Ling sosite sigure recently announced on their Facebook page they will be playing an August 26 solo concert in Beijing as part of the “Five For You” tour with venue and further details to follow.

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SCANDAL plugs in with signature guitar cables

Although perhaps not an obvious choice for every fan’s wish list, gear maker Vital Audio has announced that in June they will be coming out with limited edition SCANDAL branded guitar cables and patch cords. Perfect for your SCANDAL cover band!

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