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Crispy Camera Club develop fresh sound for new video Ame ga agattara

I’m a sucker for bands with goofy names, and Crispy Camera Club certainly boasts a wonderfully alliterative and nonsensical one. Luckily, their new song “Ame ga agattara” (When It Rains) is a more grounded affair, with a jaunty, rolling bass line and sweet singing by vocalist Misato that’s somehow both perky and winsome at the …

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SCANDAL – Interview (2018)

SCANDAL Interview by Marc Bowie August 20, 2018 SCANDAL seem to get better with every passing year, and 2018 saw the release of their sweetly-satisfying yet hard-hitting eighth album, HONEY, which they supported with an extensive tour of Japan and stops in new territories like China and the Philippines. The band are set to bring …

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ALEXANDROS bracket U.S. with east coast, midwest tour

Building on their 2016 SXSW appearance, [ALEXANDROS] will be making their first U.S. tour this October with five stops in select cities. The boys are fresh off the July 18th release of their Mosquito Bite single, which is also the main theme song to the highly anticipated live action adaptation of the popular manga Bleach. …

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BAND-MAID turn the page with “start over” single

Where do you go after you’ve released an album entitled WORLD DOMINATION? Release a single called “start over,” of course, which is just what metal mavens BAND-MAID did on July 25th. This is their third single, a follow-up to last year’s “Daydreaming,” and the accompanying video was released on July 3rd.

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SCANDAL keep things caliente with US and Mexico concerts

SCANDAL, truly one of Japan’s best and hardest rockin’ bands, will play two September shows in Mexico as part of a select batch of North American dates on their “Special Thanks” tour. The concerts are sandwiched in between their Anaheim, CA and Dallas, TX stops. SCANDAL played Mexico City back in 2015 but this is …

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[ALEXANDROS] scratch itch with “Mosquito Bite” single

Sometimes teasing is okay, despite what your mom said, as alterna-rockers [ALEXANDROS] have released a roughly minute and a half video snippet of their new single, “Mosquito Bite”, with the full track to be released July 18th. The song will serve as the main theme to the much anticipated live-action version of popular manga BLEACH.

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Ling tosite sigure announces Beijing concert

Proggy power-trio Ling sosite sigure recently announced on their Facebook page they will be playing an August 26 solo concert in Beijing as part of the “Five For You” tour with venue and further details to follow.

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SCANDAL plugs in with signature guitar cables

Although perhaps not an obvious choice for every fan’s wish list, gear maker Vital Audio has announced that in June they will be coming out with limited edition SCANDAL branded guitar cables and patch cords. Perfect for your SCANDAL cover band!

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SCANDAL announces fall U.S. and Mexico concert dates

SCANDAL, everyone’s favorite fab quartet, have scheduled some U.S. concerts dates for September (with stops in Mexico to follow) that promise to bring the band’s own brand of sonic wonderment and keenly refined pop sensibilities to venues from New York to California. Full details of the “Special Thanks” tour have yet to be announced, but …

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BABYMETAL forms new label BABYMETAL RECORDS

Following in the well trod footsteps of many a mega rock act, unstoppable kawaii-metal sensation BABYMETAL has announced plans to form their own record label in collaboration with 5B Artist Management, who handle such acts as SLIPKNOT and MEGADETH, and U.K.-based Cooking Vinyl Records, who have released music from a diverse roster of talent including …

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