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Esprit D’Air releases new single Amethyst worldwide

Esprit D’Air released their new single “Amethyst” on Feb 22, 2019. The DIY J-Rock outfit successfully crowdfunded their piano-driven rock single in just two days, gathering passionate fans from all over the world to support the release. Working with producer Sougo Akiyoshi, lead vocalist Kai wrote the track inspired by his birthstone. “Amethyst is my …

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HYDE performs Mad Qualia in Devil May Cry 5 trailer

HYDE and CAPCOM have released an preview version of the singer’s fiery new single “MAD QUALIA” (literal translation “crazy feeling”). The darkly passionate trailer for CAPCOM’s Devil May Cry 5 video game shows HYDE’s performance intercut with scenes from the game, filmed in a gothic street setting with graffiti drawn by collaborator YOICHIRO, who is …

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SEKAI NO OWARI – Love Song (MV)

SEKAI NO OWARI has released the music video for “Love Song”, taken from their new album EYE, released on February 27. Directed by Ryohei Shingu, the video shows an intricate domino effect of elaborate mechanisms and vintage objects. Imagine a slightly twisted take on that breakfast scene from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, as a small …

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the Raid – Kabukicho Rainy (MV)

The Raid. have released the music video for their latest single “Kabukicho Rainy”. Looking as immaculately visual kei as always, even under stormy conditions, the band’s latest video follows the story of a couple on the late night streets of Shinjuku. The single, composed by bo_ya, has a touchingly nostalgic feel, though things are kept …

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Puffyshoes – Yeah I Love You (MV)

Puffyshoes, aka Tokyo duo Neko Meows and Usagi Hops, have released the music video for their latest single “Yeah I Love You”. Keeping with the band’s lo-fi style, the video (shot by Puffyshoes and edited by Neko Meows) features Puffyshoes performing under lens flared lights, and keeping things simple but glitter-covered works perfectly. “Yeah I …

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ACE OF SPADES – Vampire (MV)

Ahead of the band’s debut album 4Real set for release on Feb 20 and their current Japanese tour beginning Feb 26, ACE OF SPADES has released a new MV for their latest single “Vampire”. With a band made up of members like Exile’s Takahiro, Glay’s Hisashi, Losalio’s Tokie, and The Mad Capsule Market’s Motokatsu Miyagami, …

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coldrain releases Revolution MV for Mobile Suit Gundam EXVS 2

coldrain has released the MV for their latest single, “REVOLUTION”, the theme for the arcade-fighting game Mobile Suit Gundam EXVS 2. And it’s more than “REVOLUTION”‘s powerful, aggressive melody that’s reminiscent of an early 2000’s anger-fueled nu-metal anthem. The video, directed by Koh Yamada, is intertwined with clear references to the bands’ eternal influence Linkin …

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