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Crispy Camera Club take a retro stroll on the Navy Shore

Crispy Camera Club stays true to their 90s UK indies aesthetic with the disarmingly smooth riffs of “Navy Shore”, the lead track from their new EP, ROMA, released this week on KOGA Records.

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BAND-MAID – endless Story (MV)

BAND-MAID has dropped their new music video “endless Story”, set on a dream-inducing black-sand beach. Yet another in the already long list of technically sharp performances from the super-talented band, “endless story” also features one of Saiki’s more impressive vocal performances of late.

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ALEXANDROS scores 100 million views of Wataridori

Rock band [ALEXANDROS] is celebrating a new milestone. The band’s music video for their smash hit “Wataridori” has reached over 100 million views on YouTube.

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YOSHIKI donates 10 million yen to Kyoto Animation

YOSHIKI has donated 10 million yen to in support of the victims and survivors of the Kyoto Animation fire which occurred on July 18. After learning about the tragedy that befell the studio, YOSHIKI made the donation to the dedicated support fund established by Kyoto Animation through his 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Yoshiki Foundation America.

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RAISE A SUILEN returns to USA for CharaExpo 2019

RAISE A SUILEN (formerly “THE THIRD”) — featured in Bushiroad’s game and anime series BanG_Dream! — will return to the U.S. for a performance at CharaExpo 2019. The female rock group’s latest single, the double-A-side “Invincible Fighter / Takin’ my Heart”, features the OP and ED themes for the anime series Cardfight!! Vanguard: High School …

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Punk rockers KiLLKILLS return with new single Crucify

Japanese punk rock band KiLLKiLLS has released their first new music in nearly 7 years with this week’s hard-driving single “Crucify”, now available on streaming services worldwide. Led by music producer and ex-Ketchup Mania guitarist Dai, KiLLKiLLS have kept fans waiting as the members pursued solo projects after their second EP, Freesia, was released in …

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BRATS brave rainstorm for Wake Up Festival 2019 in Taiwan

Fans of Japanese girls rock band BRATS powered through heavy rain to support the band’s first-ever outdoor concert appearance at Wake Up Festival 2019 in Taiwan on July 6. The 3-day event is Taiwan’s largest outdoor festival, hosting 169 artists in 3 days. Just as BRATS was scheduled to begin their evening set on the …

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URBANGARDE’s Yoko Hamasaki dives into BLIND LOVE with double album release

URBANGARDE lead vocalist Yoko Hamasaki has released a remastered version of her first album Film noir (2010), now titled Film noir ultime. The album contains 3 new tracks, including the new song “FORGIVE ME”, which returns Hamasaki to the smooth synth-pop style of her 2016 album Blue Forest.

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Japan Expo announces surprise appearance by YOSHIKI

YOSHIKI — composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer, and leader of the rock group X Japan — will return to Japan Expo in Paris on July 5, 2019, for a special performance in celebration of the event’s 20th anniversary. Last year, YOSHIKI composed the Attack on Titan theme song “Red Swan”, which debuted at #1 on …

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URBANGARDE resets for the new era with 2019 Japan Tour REIWA REIJI 0=0=0=0

Japanese rock band URBANGARDE has announced their inaugural tour of the Reiwa era, the band’s first major outing since the departure of their founding guitarist Zeze Shin in March of this year. “11 years after our debut, URBANGARDE has entered a new adventure following the withdrawal of our guitarist,” said band leader Temma Matsunaga. “We’ve …

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