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Metal Matsuri – All-Japanese metal festival ready to rock London

In an event that may be the first of its kind outside Japan, Metal Matsuri will feature 10 Japanese heavy metal/hard rock bands on October 4th and 5th in London, England. Mary’s Blood and Unlucky Morpheus will headline the 2-day festival. It will be the first appearance for Unlucky Morpheus outside of Japan, and the …

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Former BRIDEAR guitarist Mitsuru reveals next project

Former BRIDEAR guitarist Mitsuru announced she is pairing up with anisong vocalist Neoki Mako to form Mada Mita Koto No Nai Sekai. The duo will release their first mini album Yugen Monochrome on October 16th, and have uploaded a preview trailer to YouTube:

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Unlucky Morpheus announces CHANGE OF GENERATION Live Blu-ray

Unlucky Morpheus will release their live concert CHANGE OF GENERATION TOUR FINAL on Blu-ray July 31st. Recorded at their December 9, 2018, concert at Shinjuku ReNY, the release is the band’s first high-definition concert video.

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Gacharic Spin at Anime Matsuri 2019 (Live Report)

Gacharic Spin Anime Matsuri (Houston, Texas) – June 14, 2019 Live Report by Todd Nelson (photo: Judy Escalante/Anime Matsuri) Gacharic Spin rocked Houston as the headliners for Anime Matsuri 2019 in their only international appearance for their 10th anniversary tour. It was the band’s third appearance as a musical guest at this event, however the …

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Gacharic Spin – Interview (2019)

Gacharic Spin Interview by Todd Nelson Translation by Cap Hayes July 9, 2019 [top: yuri (drums), Hana (vocals and guitar), F-Chopper KOGA (bass), Angelina 1/3 (mic performer); bottom: Oreo Reona (keyboards), TOMO-ZO (guitar)] Gacharic Spin is an all-female rock band known for their high energy, great technical skill, and entertaining stage theatrics. Formed in 2009, …

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Fuki – Zekai no Juliet (MV)

Fuki’s latest video for the track “Zekai no Juliet” takes the viewer to a beautiful rustic Victorian setting. As the video progresses however, it becomes apparent that all isn’t as it seems, and something more sinister is at play.

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Fuki solo album Million Scarlets arrives June 12

Rock vocalist Fuki (Unlucky Morpheus, DOLL$BOXX, Fuki Commune) will release a solo album, Million Scarlets, on June 12. The songs on the album will cover a broad variety of musical styles: heavy metal, pop, ballads, dance, and rock. Fuki recruited a number of notable musicians for this album, including Mao (LIGHTBRINGER, Fuki Commune), Misa (ex-BRIDEAR), …

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ASTERISM – Interview (2019)

ASTERISM

ASTERISM Interview by David Cirone and Todd Nelson March 11, 2019 ASTERISM is an instrumental heavy metal band formed in 2014 when the trio met at The 8th Music Revolution event in 2014, where they found that they shared the same taste in music as well as a high level of musicianship at a young …

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Vocalist Fuki to make US debut at Anime Midwest 2019

Vocalist Fuki has announced that she will perform at Anime Midwest 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The event will be Fuki’s first appearance in the United States. Fuki’s respected musical career began in 2006 as frontwoman of the metal band LIGHT BRINGER. Known for her powerful vocals, she is currently active in three groups: Unlucky Morpheus …

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Gacharic Spin to perform at Anime Matsuri 2019

Flamboyant rockers Gacharic Spin have announced their return to Anime Matsuri in 2019. The performance in Houston, Texas, is the only stop outside of Japan in the band’s 10th anniversary tour. The band has gone through some changes since the last time they performed at Anime Matsuri in 2017. Performer number 1, Mai, graduated at …

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