Mar 06 2017

X Japan at Wembley Arena 2017 (Photo Gallery)

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X JAPAN
SSE Arena WEMBLEY (London)
March 4th, 2017

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Mar 01 2017

DOLL$BOXX / Gacharic Spin / Fuki Commune at Tsutaya O-East (Live Report)

DOLL$BOXX / Gacharic Spin / Fuki Commune
Live Report
Tsutaya O-East, February 25, 2017

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After an almost 3 year hiatus, DOLL$BOXX returned Saturday night to rock Tsutaya O-East. The eagerly anticipated show, which also featured bands Fuki Commune and Gacharic Spin, sold out almost as soon as tickets went on sale. The concert was not only attended by Japanese fans, but also by several fans from abroad who made the trip for this special event.

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Feb 15 2017

X Japan reveals Wembley Arena VIP packages and exclusive film cut

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X Japan will screen a special 60-minute cut of the acclaimed documentary film We Are X as part of the band’s #XDAY activities on March 4th. The exclusive showing at Wembley Arena will feature deleted scenes not available in the theatrical version premiering March 2nd in UK cinemas.

In advance of the Wembley Arena concert (postponed last year due to guitarist Pata’s illness), Yoshiki will host an in-person Q&A on February 28th at London’s Picturehouse Central.
http://bit.ly/WeAreX_London

X Japan’s live concert caps a momentous week for the legendary Japanese band, with the We Are X film opening across the UK (March 2nd) and the worldwide release of the film’s soundtrack (March 3rd) leading up to the #XDAY event on March 4th. VIP packages have been announced with premium seating, special access to the band’s sound check, and the chance to take a photo on the X Japan stage.

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Feb 06 2017

Miyavi reveals track list for All Time Best – Day 2

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MIYAVI has revealed the track list for the 2CD + DVD greatest hits collection All Time Best – Day 2, due for release April 5.

The 33-track double-album, celebrating the 15th anniversary of the guitarist’s career, includes 14 original songs and five tracks newly recorded for this release: “What’s My Name?,” “Universe,” “Ahead Of The Light,” “Subarashikikana, Kono Sekai – What A Wonderful World -,” and “Guard You.” Miyavi has also included a new song “Live to Die Another Day – Sonzai Shomei -” (theme song for the movie Mugen no jyuu-nin / Blade of the Immortal starring SMAP’s Kimura Takuya).

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Feb 01 2017

ONE OK ROCK – American Girls (MV)

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ONE OK ROCK’s Taka can’t get a moment’s rest from those crazy “American Girls”! He’s on the run in the band’s new music video, released on the heels of their recent USA tour.

Feb 01 2017

Lolita23q announces release of new single Joker Game

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Visual kei merch store Chaotic Harmony Imports is now offering pre-orders for Lolita23q’s latest single, “Joker Game.” The single comes in a set which features a signed cheki from a member of the customer’s choice, personalized with their name.

This special set is available for $16 and ships world-wide. Pre-orders will close on the release date, March 22, 2017. “Joker Game” will feature 3 songs, although the tracks have yet to be announced.

“Joker Game” can be purchased at: http://www.chaotic-harmony.net/lolita23q/lolita23q-joker-game-single

Jan 26 2017

X Japan to Release We Are X Film Soundtrack Worldwide on March 3, UK/Japan Premiere Announced

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We Are X
Soundtrack To Be Released March 3 Via Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings
Critically Acclaimed We Are X Film to Open in Japan and UK in March
X Japan To Perform At SSE Wembley Arena in London on #XDAY March 4

The soundtrack for the film WE ARE X — the critically acclaimed music documentary about X JAPAN — will be released worldwide on March 3, 2017, via Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings (a division of Sony Music Entertainment) and is available for pre-order now at Amazon: http://bit.ly/WeAreX_CD

Hailed as “fascinating” by the New York Times, WE ARE X is a transcendent and beautifully shot rock & roll story about the most successful rock band in Japanese history, X JAPAN. They’ve sold over 30 million albums, singles and videos combined; sold out Japan’s 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome a record 18 times; and played to tens of thousands of fans outside of Japan. Under the enigmatic direction of YOSHIKI — composer, classically-trained pianist, drummer and the creative force behind the group — X JAPAN has captivated a wide range of admirers as Sir George Martin, KISS, Stan Lee, and the Japanese Emperor-while pioneering a spectacle-driven style of rock music called Visual Kei, a one-of-a-kind cultural phenomenon.

VIDEO: WE ARE X Japanese Trailer (opening March 3)

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Jan 15 2017

exist†trace – Interview (2017)

exist†trace
Interview by David Cirone
January 15, 2017

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Royal Straight Magic feels packed with confidence, strength, a really super-charged energy. How do you feel about the album now that’s it’s finished?

Jyou: I get excited no matter how many times I listen to it. I want to make it even better so that fans get that excited energy going through their whole body when we perform it live.

miko: Our previous mini-album was really good, but this one surpassed, I think! When I listen to Royal Straight Magic, it gives me courage.

Omi: It’s a step toward our future, it’s going somewhere special together with our fans. I feel like there’s such vitality in this album. It came out awesome.

Naoto: This album gives listeners a push forward, and at the same time it gives me a push, too.

Mally: This album made me challenge myself with beats I’d never played before and made me evolve even further!

What’s the theme at the center of Royal Straight Magic?

miko: The title comes from a “royal straight” in poker, and the feeling that happens when you draw that hand. It has a message to those who are hesitant to step forward: “If you take the next card, the next day may be like a miracle. So let’s go forward!” I want people to listen to the brand new magic that happens when the five cards of exist†trace get together!

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