Monthly Archive: August 2018

Aug 31 2018

Unlucky Morpheus – Knight of Sword (MV)

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Symphonic speed metal at its best! Inspired by the anime Fate/stay night, “Knight of Sword” is the latest from Unlucky Morpheus. This track will be on their new full-length album Change of Generation, which drops on September 19th.

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Aug 30 2018

YOSHIKI gives inspiring performance with young blind drummer at Budokan

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YOSHIKI made his first appearance on Japan’s 24 Hour Television’s “Love Saves the Earth” on Sunday, August 26th, with a moving performance on the stage of Nippon Budokan alongside a blind 11-year old boy.

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Aug 29 2018

Crispy Camera Club develop fresh sound for new video Ame ga agattara

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I’m a sucker for bands with goofy names, and Crispy Camera Club certainly boasts a wonderfully alliterative and nonsensical one. Luckily, their new song “Ame ga agattara” (When It Rains) is a more grounded affair, with a jaunty, rolling bass line and sweet singing by vocalist Misato that’s somehow both perky and winsome at the …

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Aug 26 2018

YOSHIKI gives special performance in Hollywood for Japan House Los Angeles

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YOSHIKI stunned an invitation-only audience at Hollywood & Highland with an emotional musical performance at the Japan House Los Angeles grand opening ceremony on August 24th. The event opened with a greeting from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti while George Takei acted as the master of ceremonies with numerous Japanese and U.S. government official in …

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Aug 24 2018

Unlucky Morpheus – Interview (Aug 2018) Pt. 2

Unlucky Morpheus Interview by Todd Nelson Translation by Harumi Arita August 24, 2018 Unlucky Morpheus founders Shiren and Fuki discuss the creation of CADAVER/REVADAC, their participation in DOLL$FESTA, and reveal details about the band’s upcoming album Change Of Generation. Read part 1 of the interview here! Two of the songs were recorded by Aramari late …

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Aug 22 2018

Unlucky Morpheus – Interview (Aug 2018) Pt. 1

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Unlucky Morpheus Interview by Todd Nelson Translation by Harumi Arita August 22, 2018 Unlucky Morpheus founders Shiren and Fuki discuss the creation of CADAVER/REVADAC, their participation in DOLL$FESTA, and reveal details about the band’s upcoming album Change Of Generation. The band released the EP CADAVER/REVADAC a few months ago. What gave you the idea to …

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Aug 21 2018

X JAPAN announces Three Deep Red Nights at Makuhari Messe

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YOSHIKI announced X JAPAN’s new tour “X JAPAN Live in Japan 2018 Three Deep Red Nights at Makuhari Messe” on his Yoshiki Channel broadcast on August 19th, with ticket pre-sales for the September 28-30 dates beginning immediately after the program aired. With an expected audience of 100,000 fans, announcing the three-day event just one month …

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Aug 20 2018

SCANDAL – Interview (2018)

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SCANDAL Interview by Marc Bowie August 20, 2018 SCANDAL seem to get better with every passing year, and 2018 saw the release of their sweetly-satisfying yet hard-hitting eighth album, HONEY, which they supported with an extensive tour of Japan and stops in new territories like China and the Philippines. The band are set to bring …

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Aug 18 2018

ALEXANDROS bracket U.S. with east coast, midwest tour

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Building on their 2016 SXSW appearance, [ALEXANDROS] will be making their first U.S. tour this October with five stops in select cities. The boys are fresh off the July 18th release of their Mosquito Bite single, which is also the main theme song to the highly anticipated live action adaptation of the popular manga Bleach. …

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Aug 07 2018

LUNATIC FEST. 2018 (Live Report Pt. 5) – GLAY, LUNA SEA

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LUNATIC FEST. 2018 June 23, 2018 Live report by Meiko Kikuta GLAY An even bigger crowd gathered around the stage for GLAY. As the band members later mentioned, GLAY doesn’t usually attend music festivals so having them at this year’s LUNATIC FEST made many visual kei fans excited to join the special event. The band …

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