Tag Archive: exist†trace

Dec 22 2017

exist†trace completes “19th Challenge” series with CLIMAX event


Photos by Meiko Kikuta Japanese rock band exist†trace packed all their favorite moments from “The 19th Challenge” concert series into the year’s final show at Ebisu club aim. The December 19th “CLIMAX” event featured a massive set list showcasing the different themes of the monthly one-man series which began in April.

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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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May 21 2017

exist†trace reveals “The story of existence” in second night of “The 19th Challenge”


All-female J-Rock band exist†trace performed the second night of their one-man concert series “The 19th Challenge” on May 19th at Ebisu’s club aim. The 20-song “A story of existence” recounted the musical journey of the pioneering visual kei rockers beginning with original fan-favorites like “Judea” and “liquid” moving through “Get Back” and “Sky” from their …

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Apr 25 2017

exist†trace – the 19th Challenge “chain resonance” at Ebisu club aim


exist†trace began their monthly series of one-man live shows on April 19 at Ebisu club aim with a hard-rocking 16-song set for a full house of dedicated “IGU” fans. The shows will continue through the end of the year with a different theme each month.

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Apr 05 2017

JRock247’s Best J-Rock Album Covers 2016


Check out JRock247′s best J-Rock album/single jackets for 2016, chosen by JRock247 contributors David Cirone, Jen Wang, and Nhu Nguyen. Click here to view the full list, including Gackt, Onmyouza, exist†trace, L’arc-en-Ciel, BAND-MAID, Kaya, and many more!

Mar 27 2017

exist†trace Jyou & miko launch Civarize fashion campaign


exist†trace members Jyou (vo.) and miko (vo./gt.) appear as models for the Japanese fashion brand CIVARIZE 2017 Spring Season Collection, with limited in-store flyers available through the end of March. More info: http://www.rakuten.ne.jp/gold/rhydeal/20170318_exist.html

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Jan 15 2017

exist†trace – Interview (2017)


exist†trace Interview by David Cirone January 15, 2017 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 …

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Nov 16 2016

exist trace – Royal Straight Magic (Review)


exist†trace ROYAL STRAIGHT MAGIC Review by David Cirone exist†trace’s Royal Straight Magic is a dose of pure energy — from start to finish, the band just brings it, and just like their March 2016 release This Is Now, it’s a chance to experience the potent, encapsulated rush of the band’s now legendary live shows.

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Oct 20 2016

exist†trace reveals Royal Straight Magic track list and jacket art


Japanese all-female rock band exist†trace has revealed the jacket art and track list for their upcoming 6-track EP Royal Straight Magic, due for release November 16. Royal Straight Magic features 5 new songs written by guitarist and lead songwriter miko, and 1 new song written by guitarist Omi, who penned the fan-favorite “Shout Out” on …

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Sep 27 2016

exist†trace announces new album Royal Straight Magic


Japanese all-female rock band exist†trace has announced the title and release date of their new album Royal Straight Magic, due for release November 16. The six-song EP will be the follow-up to exist†trace’s March release This Is Now. Guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter miko explains the title represents the strength of their band’s combined forces. “When …

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