Michelle Minikhiem

Living in the Kansai area since 2013.

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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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ALEXANDROS – Interview (2018)

[ALEXANDROS] Interview by Michelle Minikhiem December 4, 2018 Back home from their recent excursion abroad performing in the U.S., [ALEXANDROS] took some time to answer a few questions for us. Make sure to check out their new album, Sleepless in Brooklyn while you read what they had to say.

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HYDE and YOSHIKI pair up for “ZIPANG”

HYDE is dropping his next single, “ZIPANG”, on January 23rd February 6th. The electrifying ballad will feature YOSHIKI on piano as the two artists continue to find new and exciting ways to collaborate following the chart-topping Attack on Titan theme “Red Swan”.

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“Red Swan” is exactly what I wanted (Review)

YOSHIKI feat. HYDE Red Swan (single) Review by Michelle Minikhiem When it was first announced that REVO of Linked Horizon would not be performing or composing the opening for the 3rd season of the immensely popular Attack on Titan, people had things to say. The previous openings had a sense of urgency and movement to …

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HYDE – FAKE DIVINE (MV)

Fall down the rabbit hole and enter Wonderland with HYDE in his eclectic take on the Lewis Carroll classic just in time for Halloween.

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Toshl to release cover album “IM A SINGER” in November

X JAPAN vocalist and all-around inspiring story of overcoming the odds, Toshl is set to release a collection of cover songs on November 28th. The album will also be available digitally and will feature songs by EXILE, Angela Aki, AKB48, and more. Here’s a preview of ToshI performing one of the tracks, Yumi Arai’s “Hikokigumo”.

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Soko ni Naru’s “Tenohira de odoru” surpasses 1 million views

Math rock duo Soko ni Naru blew past the 1 million view mark this week for their new PV “Tenohira de odoru”. Formed in 2011 in Osaka, female guitarist Juko and male bassist Misaki have always shared the role of vocalist. If you happen to be in Japan this winter, they’re putting on their first one-man …

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L’Arc~en~Ciel to open Christmas show pre-sale to overseas fans

L’Arc-en-Ciel fans not living in Japan can soon enter a ticket lottery for the chance to purchase a ticket to the supergroup’s upcoming Christmas shows on December 19th and 20th at Tokyo Dome. Don’t sleep on it, though. The application for the ticket lottery will only accept entries Thursday, October 11th at 12:00 PM – Wednesday October 17th …

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HYDE brings Halloween Party to Universal Studios Japan (Live Report)

HYDEHalloween Party – Universal Studios JapanOctober 6th, 2018Live Report by Michelle Minikhiem Temperatures maxed out at around 86°F – or 30°C – on Saturday during day one of HYDE’s spooktacular Halloween Party shows at Universal Studios Japan. It seemed the Kansai region of Japan had not yet gotten the memo that Halloween season is upon us, …

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HYDE kills it in Osaka during explosive solo tour (Live Report)

HYDE HYDE LIVE 2018 – ZEPP OSAKA BAYSIDE August 1st, 2018 Live Report by Michelle Minikhiem Photos by Takayuki Okada Opening on a huge matte painting of an alleyway in the neon hellscape of a near-future city, the stage was bathed in the light of matrix rain. HYDE climbed off of a large stone throne …

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