Michelle Minikhiem

Living in the Kansai area since 2013.

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MUCC Tribute Album “TRIBUTE OF MUCC -en-” (Review)

MUCC Tribute Album “TRIBUTE OF MUCC -en-” Various Artists Review by Michelle Minikhiem If you’re looking for a good way to join in with the rest of the J-Rock world in celebrating MUCC’s 20th anniversary this year, look no further than this album. This is a 2-disc collection of some of the most talented musicians …

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Guitarist Lin Releases “King of Fighters -Destiny-” Compilation

Visual kei guitarist Lin will release a solo instrumental compilation of 3 songs, produced for the Chinese animation “King of Fighters -Destiny-”. The compilation is titled ‪”Music for KOF -Quanhuang Mingyun-” and will be released internationally on December 20, 2017.  You can check out his newly-opened Facebook page (available in Japanese and Chinese) or OHP …

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Yokai, Sci-fi, and Flying High! VAMPS Halloween Party 2017: Day 3

Halloween Party 2017: Day 3 Makuhari Messe, October 29, 2017 Live Report by Michelle Minikhiem Photo credit: Hideaki Imamoto, Toshikazu Oguruma, Kazuko Tanaka, Senichi Kasai The third and final day of Halloween Party 2017 somehow managed to surpass day two in both production quality and hypeness levels. This was in no small part due to the artist lineup, which …

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Bunnies, Pirates, and a Beheading! VAMPS Halloween Party 2017: Day 2

Halloween Party 2017: Day 2 Makuhari Messe, October 28, 2017 Live Report by Michelle Minikhiem Photo credit: Hideaki Imamoto, Toshikazu Oguruma, Kazuko Tanaka Hosted by VAMPS annually for over ten years, Halloween Party is sort of an all day thing — you put on a costume (kinda a requirement, a cute note at the bottom of the website …

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NOAH (ex Avanchick) Announces New Solo Project And Tour

  Former Avanchick vocalist NOAH has announced a new solo project, featuring a plethora of support members from various bands, including Hyu-ga from Avanchick. Main Support Artists: Guitar: Noburin Bass: RuRu (ex. ALIVE) Drums: Hyu-ga (ex. Avanchick) Additional Support Artists: Guitar: Hikarito (Aiolin) Guitar: Yua (ex. iNSOMNiA) Guitar: Rogiwo Bass: Reisu (Aiolin) Guest Artists: Vocal: masaya (ex. BLESSCODE)

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JUNK STORY — Impressions of the 50th Anniversary hide Documentary Film

2015 marks the year Matsumoto Hideto – better known by his stage name, hide – would have turned 50 years old. To commemorate this, Headwax Organization embarked on a project to collect interviews from a plethora of people who were close to the late X-JAPAN guitarist in an attempt to document his life, achievements, and …

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