Monthly Archive: October 2018

Oct 19 2018

BABYMETAL formally announces YUIMETAL’s departure

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After months of rumors and unexplained absences, Japanese metal sensations BABYMETAL have (finally) issued a statement announcing founding member YUIMETAL will not join the group in the upcoming BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN. Remaining members SU-METAL and MOAMETAL will continue as a duo as the group moves forward with its new tour, the new …

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Oct 17 2018

Soko ni Naru’s “Tenohira de odoru” surpasses 1 million views

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Math rock duo Soko ni Naru blew past the 1 million view mark this week for their new PV “Tenohira de odoru”. Formed in 2011 in Osaka, female guitarist Juko and male bassist Misaki have always shared the role of vocalist. If you happen to be in Japan this winter, they’re putting on their first one-man …

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Oct 10 2018

L’Arc~en~Ciel to open Christmas show pre-sale to overseas fans

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L’Arc-en-Ciel fans not living in Japan can soon enter a ticket lottery for the chance to purchase a ticket to the supergroup’s upcoming Christmas shows on December 19th and 20th at Tokyo Dome. Don’t sleep on it, though. The application for the ticket lottery will only accept entries Thursday, October 11th at 12:00 PM – Wednesday October 17th …

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Oct 08 2018

BRATS – Kimarigoto (new live video)

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Japanese girls rock band BRATS have released their new music video for “Kimarigoto”, featuring a montage of live performance clips cut to one of the most popular tracks from their July 25th full-length album BRATS. (Check out the original music video here.)

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Oct 08 2018

HYDE brings Halloween Party to Universal Studios Japan (live report)

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HYDEHalloween Party – Universal Studios JapanOctober 6th, 2018Live report by Michelle Minikhiem Temperatures maxed out at around 86°F – or 30°C – on Saturday during day one of HYDE’s spooktacular Halloween Party shows at Universal Studios Japan. It seemed the Kansai region of Japan had not yet gotten the memo that Halloween season is upon us, …

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Oct 03 2018

Keiko Terada (SHOW-YA) – Interview (2018)

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Keiko Terada (SHOW-YA) Interview by Todd Nelson Translation by Harumi Arita July 29, 2018 Vocalist Keiko Terada is best known as the front woman for the legendary all-female Japanese band SHOW-YA. We interviewed Keiko just prior to the DOLL$FESTA live event on July 29, 2018. SHOW-YA’s recent efforts Genuine Diamond, Progress, and AURORA, pick up …

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Oct 01 2018

X JAPAN sends fans home for safety, performs unprecedented “closed-door” concert at Makuhari Messe

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X JAPAN’s third-straight night of sold-out concerts — X JAPAN LIVE IN JAPAN 2018 THREE DEEP RED NIGHTS AT MAKUHARI MESSE — was suddenly cancelled on September 30th due to the impending weather effects of Typhoon Trami. With concern for the safety of fans as their top priority, X JAPAN announced that tickets for all …

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