Jul 15 2017

Gacharic Spin at Hibiya Yaon – Live Report


Gacharic Spin
Live Report
Hibiya Yaon Outdoor Concert Hall, June 24, 2017

“Each member is progressing and evolving”, “Yaon is everything at this moment”. Statements made by Gacharic Spin’s F Chopper KOGA during an interview earlier this year. That certainly was evident when Gacharic Spin thrilled the attendees for two and a half hours at their very first solo performance at Hibiya Yaon Saturday evening. Despite it being Japan’s rainy season, the band and their fans were blessed with clear skies. The band opened the show with the energetic and fan inspired “Go! Liver”. After this first number came the first surprise of the evening. As the band started into their second song in the set, “Bomber Girl”, two other performers joined Mai on stage. It was revealed that these two performers, Misaki and Achu, are part of a new troupe named Gachadan Junior, consisting of 14 members in total. This group would be supporting Gacharic Spin on various songs though the evening.

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Jul 12 2017

X Japan launches Acoustic Miracle tour in Osaka


X Japan began their most recent World Tour with a concert for over 10,000 fans at Osaka-jo Hall on July 11.

“X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X Acoustic Special Miracle 6 DAYS” received attention from many overseas fans who traveled to attend the event, which has been re-structured with classical and acoustic elements as a result of Yoshiki’s recent surgery.

After a special-edition screening of the We Are X documentary film, the concert began with one of X Japan’s most famous ballads, “Forever Love”. Throughout the night, guest opera singers and string musicians joined the band on stage for classical arrangements of X Japan’s songs, creating what Yoshiki proclaimed as a “night that would live in history”.

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Jul 11 2017

X Japan film We Are X dominates Amazon Japan documentary charts


As the doors opened on the first day of X Japan’s “X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 We Are X Acoustic Special Miracle 6 DAYS” event at Osaka-jo Hall, details were revealed for the Japanese Blu-ray release of the award-winning documentary film We Are X.

The Japanese Blu-ray and DVD release of the award-winning X Japan documentary will come in three editions – the Collectors Edition, the Special Edition, and the Standard Edition. The Blu-ray Collectors Edition will include exclusive commemorative packaging able to be wall-mounted for decoration, available as both a 3-disc and 1-disc version.

Immediately after the news was announced, the We Are X Special and Collectors Editions took the Top 5 spots on Amazon Japan’s documentary chart.


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Jul 11 2017

Mary’s Blood Shred Their Way to Europe with Special Edition of FATE


Japanese metal band Mary’s Blood will release a special edition of their latest album FATE in the UK and Europe on August 18 through JPU Records. The album features collaborations with some of Japan’s biggest names in metal, including two arrangements by BABYMETAL producer Yuyoyuppe (“KARATE”, “Megitsune”) and guest guitar spots from Sgt. Luke Takamura III, the former shredder of heavy metal akuma Seikima-II, and Miki*sun-go*Igarashi, guitarist of Japan’s pioneering all-girl metal band SHOW-YA.


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Jul 11 2017

FATE GEAR – OZ -Rebellion- (Review)

OZ -Rebellion-

Review by Aleksey Chernoyarov


At the beginning there were only two people in this band. Nico (vocalist) and Mina (guitarist). But even two women can create a wonderful album (A Light in the Black). Since then, the number of band members has increased (now there are five women) and they all recorded a new album together.

Fate Gear represents Steampunk, but that does not mean that they play punk rock. This means that they use steampunk style and play music that would suit a fairy tale — in their songs they paint a fantastic world.

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Jul 11 2017

KAO=S launches Indiegogo campaign for next album


Japanese Art Rock Band KAO=S has begun their international crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, to run from July 7th to the 31st. They hope produce a six track album and music video to be released by December 31st, 2017.


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Jul 06 2017

Kisida Kyodan & The Akebosi Rockets – LIVE MY LIFE (MV)

Vocalist Ichigo shows both her kawaii side and tomboy side in “LIVE MY LIFE”.


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Jun 27 2017

exist†trace heats up one-man live series with THE URGE BLUE


Japanese all-female visual kei band exist†trace performed the third show of their solo concert series at Ebisu Club Aim on June 19, titled “THE URGE BLUE”.

“The 19th Challenge” series is exist†trace’s 2017 project to connect them with their fans through extended live shows on the band’s special day, the 19th of each month.


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