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BABYMETAL teases new album in 2019 Fox God revelations

BABYMETAL posted 3 cryptic messages from the Fox God as part of the band’s annual April 1 “Fox Day” announcements, including the worldwide release of a new album and two special event concerts in Japan.

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YOSHIKI stars in THE iDOLM@STER: SHINY COLORS 1st anniversary campaign

YOSHIKI creates the “S” pose (based on his famous “X” pose) for Bandai Namco’s first anniversary campaign for the top-selling smartphone game THE iDOLM@STER: SHINY COLORS. “I’m also active in various ways as a producer, but I had an image of the world of idols as being at the opposite end of the spectrum,” YOSHIKI …

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Budo Grape streams rare early albums on digital platforms worldwide

(Photo by Kenji Suzuki) Nagoya-based new wave band Budo Grape have released a trio of rare albums on Spotify, Apple Music, and other digital services. Previously unavailable outside of Japan, the set of early recordings — Koibito wa Kousite Tsukuru (2005), Sokokara Detekinasai (2006), and Otonatachi Kodomotachi (2007) — launched the band’s popularity in the …

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Limited Express (has gone?) – Gya Gya Sawage (MV)

Japanese noise-punk band/force-of-nature Limited Express (has gone?) is back where they belong — face to face with a live audience in the music video for “Gya Gya Sawage”. Ripped from their 2016 album All Ages, the MV captures all the frenetic, beautiful madness of being there in person.

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YOSHIKI’s final performance of Anniversary in the Heisei Era

YOSHIKI gave a special performance of his composition “Anniversary” at the “Principal Gala 2019” presented by the Asami Maki Ballet on March 16 and 17 in Tokyo. “Anniversary” was composed in 1999 by YOSHIKI at the Emperor of Japan’s request to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of his reign. The 2019 performance marked the final time …

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BRATS release UNFAIR MV, announce Wake Up Festival in Taiwan

Girls rock band BRATS has released their new music video for “UNFAIR”, shot during the band’s first overseas concerts in Korea on January 19 and 20 this year. BRATS – formed by sisters Rei Kuromiya (vocals) and Aya Kuromiya (bass) – have sold out their current series of monthly one-man live shows in running through …

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LUCKLIFE tapped for Bungo Stray Dogs Season 3 ending

Osaka-based rock band LUCKLIFE will perform “Lily”, the ending theme for Season 3 of the anime series Bungo Stray Dogs. The “Artist Edition” of the upcoming single, due for release May 8, will include a DVD featuring the band’s 2018 “Winding road” 10th Anniversary Tour.

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MIYAVI Live at El Rey 2019 (Photo Gallery)

MIYAVI El Rey Theatre – February 23, 2018 Photos by David Cirone Supplemental Photo Gallery Click here for more MIYAVI photos and live report from the Samurai Sessions Vol. 3 Album Release Party.

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YOSHIKI goes to Carnegie Hall on PBS – new TV special premieres March 8

New York’s PBS television station WNET THIRTEEN will premiere a special one-hour version of “YOSHIKI – Live at Carnegie Hall” on Friday, March 8, at 9:00pm ET in the tri-state area, with encore showings March 11-18 and additional U.S. markets to be announced soon. “YOSHIKI – Live at Carnegie Hall” features rock star and composer …

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GRANRODEO to release new single and album in May

GRANRODEO has announced they will release their 30th single, “Setsuna no Ai”, on May 8, 2019. The new song is the opening theme for the TV anime Bungo Stray Dogs. The following week, on May 15, the band will release their 8th album titled FAB LOVE. The CD will include new tracks “Take it easy” …

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