Michelle Minikhiem

Living in the Kansai area since 2013.

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HYDE to drop first solo album in 13 years with “anti”

HYDE’s first solo album in 13 years, anti — a title that gels well with the aggressive tone HYDE has taken on since reviving his solo activities last year — will be released digitally on May 3, followed by three versions of a physical CD release on June 19.

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MUCC’s Kowareta Piano to Living Dead (Interview and Live Report)

MUCC Interview by Michelle Minikhiem March 17, 2019 Your album released in February is titled Kowareta Piano to Living Dead (“The Broken Piano and the Living Dead”). You listened to 140 demos that you created a long time ago and chose 9 of them to make this album. That sounds like a really difficult task. …

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Soko ni Naru releases MV for Gou ni Moyu from upcoming album Issen

Soko ni Naru has just put out the stunning music video for “Gou ni Moyu” from their upcoming compilation album Issen, directed by Kazuaki Kimura (this is the end).

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HYDE announces headlining dates for 2019 US tour

HYDE has announced that he’ll perform three additional headlining U.S. shows in Los Angeles, Chicago and Cambridge, MA (Boston), due to fan demand.

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HYDE – ZIPANG (MV)

“ZIPANG”, the latest single from legendary vocalist HYDE, featuring YOSHIKI masterfully tickling the ivories, has finally been released after what has been (for some) a half-year long wait. The ballad debuted during HYDE’s first solo tour in over a decade this past summer and has stunned thousands with its moving message meant to convey “the …

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Halloween Party 2018 — Day 3 (Live Report)

HALLOWEEN PARTY 2018 October 28th, 2018 MAKUHARI MESSE Live Report by Michelle Minikhiem Photos by Hideaki Imamoto, Toshikazu Oguruma, Kazuko Tanaka The final day of HALLOWEEN PARTY 2018 showed the same dedication to the Alice in Wonderland theme as the days prior. After seemingly falling from the ceiling like Alice down the rabbit hole, Kanon …

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Halloween Party 2018 — Day 2 (Live Report)

HALLOWEEN PARTY 2018 October 27th, 2018 MAKUHARI MESSE Live Report by Michelle Minikhiem Photos by Hideaki Imamoto, Toshikazu Oguruma, Kazuko Tanaka HALLOWEEN PARTY 2018 was the first year that the entire event was focused around a central theme. The stage was decorated in iconic Alice in Wonderland tea party imagery and began with the shocking …

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HYDE drops “ZIPANG” MV teaser, announces Asia tour

HYDE’s highly anticipated single “ZIPANG”, featuring YOSHIKI as guest pianist, has received a new release date of February 6th, 2019, after production issues delayed the song. A short teaser for the high-concept music video for “ZIPANG” was also released. HYDE expressed has his desire to preserve and convey what he feels is the spirit of …

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HYDE teams up with CAPCOM to bring “MAD QUALIA” to Devil May Cry 5

HYDE has created a dark and stylish image song for the newest installment of the hot CAPCOM “Devil May Cry” franchise: Devil May Cry 5. “MAD QUALIA” can be heard electrifying the latest trailer for the game.

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MUCC – TIMER (MV)

Tick, tock. Wake up and reset your clock to the music video for one of MUCC’s latest songs, “Timer”, before the sand runs out and everything burns down. You can get this great song on their July release “Jigen Bakudan”.

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