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Yoshiki feat. Hyde win Best Japanese Artist in Hong Kong’s 30th International Pop Poll

YOSHIKI feat. Hyde won two awards at the 30th International Pop Poll in Hong Kong on May 10th, 2019. YOSHIKI feat. Hyde’s single “Red Swan” – the first Season 3 theme song from the hit anime Attack on Titan – was voted “Top Japanese Gold Song” at the event hosted by the major Hong Kong …

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ASTERISM Live in Los Angeles 2019 (Photo Gallery)

ASTERISM Club Los Globos, Los Angeles – March 24, 2019 Photos by David Cirone Supplemental Photo Gallery Click here for more ASTERISM photos, set list, and live report from their first live concert in Los Angeles at Club Los Globos.

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Budo Grape releases new album Koubito wa Koushite Kieta

Nagoya’s new wave rock band Budo Grape has released their 9th album, Koubito wa Koushite Kieta, now available on digital services worldwide. The band announced the 10-track collection at their special April 21 concert, “Another Side of Grape”, which featured guest singers in addition to frontwoman Quminco Grape.

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HYDE kicks off U.S. tour this week, new album streaming worldwide

HYDE’s new album anti, his first solo album in 13 years, in now available on digital services worldwide, giving fans an intense, high energy primer before his 2019 U.S. tour which launches this week. The long-anticipated album from the L’Arc-en-Ciel and VAMPS vocalist features previously-released singles “AFTER LIGHT”, “SET IN STONE”, “MAD QUALIA”. Singing the …

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ASTERISM blazes through L.A. on first U.S. tour (Live Report)

ASTERISM Club Los Globos, Los Angeles – March 24, 2019 Live Report and Photos by David Cirone Japanese heavy metal band ASTERISM made their first-ever stop in Los Angeles on March 24, 2019, at Club Los Globos, the final show in their first U.S. tour which began at SXSW the week before. The young group, …

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GRANRODEO’s 8th album FAB LOVE drops May 15

GRANRODEO has announced the release of the band’s 8th album, FAB LOVE, scheduled for May 15. The album will include the TV anime Bungo Stray Dogs 3rd season opening theme song “Setsuna no Ai”, and new songs”JUNK-YARD DOG” and “Take it easy” which are GRANRODEO’s first songs recorded overseas. The limited edition Blu-ray includes music …

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Unlucky Morpheus goes unplugged in their upcoming release

Unlucky Morpheus will release an all-acoustic album, Heikou jikuu no ongakkai (Concert of parallel space-time), on May 5th. The album features acoustic arrangements of previous Touhou releases. The concept of the album is “What might Unlucky Morpheus sound like in a parallel space and time?” This isn’t the first time the band has reworked prior …

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YOSHIKI’s performances of Endless Rain and Anniversary broadcast worldwide on NHK World’s Songs of Tokyo

YOSHIKI gave special performances of “Endless Rain” and “Anniversary” on NHK World’s premiere episode of “SONGS OF TOKYO”, which aired worldwide on April 22, 2019. “Anniversary”, the concerto composed by YOSHIKI for the 10th anniversary of Emperor Akihito’s reign, was performed for the first time in full on national Japanese television. NHK World reaches 300 …

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SCANDAL guitarist Haruna featured in Fender’s “Rock Freaks” photo series

SCANDAL guitarist Haruna Ono is the latest artist to be featured in Fender’s “The Rock Freaks” photo series, which highlights guitar players in intimate portraits with their instruments.

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BO-PEEP goes on the attack with “Let It Die” MV from new album COLORS

Japanese indie punk band BO-PEEP has released the mind-bending music video for “LET IT DIE -New day-“, from their newly-released fifth album COLORS. Directed by Kensei Takahashi, whose film Kaibatsu premiered at the 2018 Tokyo International Film Festival, “LET IT DIE -New day-” was shot in just 2 days with a specially-adapted iPhone, heightening the …

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