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Date registered: November 23, 2012

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  1. YOSHIKI at SSFF & ASIA Hollywood Red Carpet Event — January 19, 2019
  2. JRock247’s Best J-Rock Album Covers 2018 — January 16, 2019
  3. URBANGARDE guitarist Zeze Shin to depart band after spring tour — January 10, 2019
  4. “YOSHIKI vs. YOSHIKI” makes history on Kouhaku Uta Gassen 2018 — January 8, 2019
  5. Silent Siren to release 6th studio album 31313 in March — January 8, 2019

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Nov 14 2018

YOSHIKI announces new single MIRACLE and worldwide livestream concert


The special-edition digital single of Sarah Brightman’s performance of “Miracle” – composed by YOSHIKI with a new arrangement for her recently-released album HYMN – will be released worldwide on November 16, with two exclusive bonus tracks. Superstar soprano Brightman made the announcement on November 12 in Tokyo, just hours before joining YOSHIKI on stage for …

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Nov 02 2018

Apocrypha: The Legend of BABYMETAL (Graphic Novel Review)


Apocrypha: The Legend of BABYMETAL Art by GMB Chomichuk Story by The Prophet of The Fox God Published by Z2 Comics Review by David Cirone Apocrypha: The Legend of BABYMETAL expands the epic, mysterious mythology of BABYMETAL at possibly the most turbulent moment in the group’s history. Artist GMB Chomichuk’s illustrations create a netherworld of …

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Nov 02 2018

URBANGARDE releases Ai to Gensou no URBANGARDE jacket art and bonus live video


Japanese trauma techno pop band URBANGARDE has revealed the jacket art from their next album, Ai to Gensou no URBANGARDE (“URBANGARDE of Love and Fantasy”). The regular edition is illustrated by Japanese subculture artist Suehiro Maruo, and the limited edition features a quietly eerie pose of vocalist Yoko Hamasaki couched on silver balloons cradling her …

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Oct 27 2018

BRATS to perform first overseas live in Korea


Japanese girls rock band BRATS will make their first live concert appearance outside of Japan at “AMBITIOUS GIRLS SERIES 1″ at West Bridge Hall in Seoul, South Korea, alongside idol-metal group Broken By The Scream on January 20, 2019.

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Oct 19 2018

BABYMETAL formally announces YUIMETAL’s departure


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 08 2018

BRATS – Kimarigoto (new live video)


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 04 2018

YOSHIKI feat. HYDE “Red Swan” from Attack on Titan – #1 iTunes Rock Chart debut in 10 countries


Released October 3, The Attack on Titan theme song “Red Swan” by YOSHIKI feat. HYDE debuted at #1 on iTunes Rock Charts in 10 countries (Japan, Finland, Greece, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Hong Kong) The single has also reached the Top 10 on mainstream iTunes Charts in 16 countries, and is climbing the …

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Oct 02 2018

URBANGARDE celebrates Tokyo subculture at Utsu Fes 2018


Japanese trauma techno pop band URBANGARDE presented the 5th annual UTSU FES (Depression Festival) on September 8, 2018 at Tsutaya O-East. The eight-hour, all-day music festival featured performances by URBANGARDE and an exciting list of guest stars from a wide variety of alternative genres, including SPANK HAPPY, PASSPO☆, Eren-chan, R-Shitei, Maison book girl, Kenji Ohtsuki, …

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Oct 01 2018

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


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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Sep 30 2018

TsuShiMaMiRe embarks on month-long tour of North America


Girls punk band TsuShiMaMiRe has announced one of the most ambitious Japanese rock band tours North America has ever seen, with 29 dates in 31 days across both coasts and the Midwest. The tour begins October 4 in Texas and circles round back to the Lone Star State to wrap up on November 7.

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