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exist†trace announces new album WORLD MAKER

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Japanese all-female visual kei band exist†trace announced the title and release date of their new album WORLD MAKER at their July 19 one-man live show last weekend. The news comes over two years after the release of the their first full album, VIRGIN, and it will be the first album to showcase the band’s new twin-vocal approach developed with recent singles DIAMOND and Spiral Daisakusen. WORLD MAKER will be released September 24 in regular and special editions with 2 music videos, including the latest MV “Spiral... 

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NoGoD

Finished with Propagation in France, Early Distribution of NoGoD’s New Song

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

From NoGod’s 4th major full album being released on September 17th 2014, “EZL1F3” (Read as Easy Life) was distributed ahead on RecoChoku. Along with it a new artist photo was released. NoGod held an outstanding performance at the in Paris on the 5th (Sat.) and 6th (Sun.) of July this year, finishing their propagation in France. The songs and the artist photo of the full album being released on September 17th gives a totally different impression from the concept mini album “Shikisai” released in March. Official... 

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Yasuyuki-Horigome

One-Man Live straeming of Yasuyuki Horigome, His New Songs and Songs from Kirinji

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Out of the Yasuyuki Horigome’s Live “YASUYUKI HORIGOME LIVE 2014” being held in Tokyo and Osaka, the umeda AKASO performance in Osaka on July 24th will be Live streamed on NicoNico Live Broadcast. This Live will be the first Solo Live for Horigome since he left Kirinji (Now KIRINJI). New songs and songs from Kirinji will be performed with the band members, Takahiro Ito (Kye), Yuji Okiyama (B), Yoichi Aoyama (G/ Grandfather’s), Bondo Tsuji (Dr/ bonobos). Also, only NicoNico Premium members will be able to view... 

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Crossfaith

Crossfaith tour video from th February KERRANG!TOUR 2014 with Limp Bizkit released

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A video that contains Crossfaith footage from the UK’s “KERRANG! TOUR” was released on the “Red Bull Live on the Road” official site. The tour was hosted by British music magazine, “KERRANG!”. Crossfaith put on exciting live performances along with Limp Bizkit at several locations throughout England. The video footage shows Crossfaith backstage with Limp Bizkit, the band’s excitement in taking the stage, and the energized fans. Please check out the band’s overseas accomplishments in this video. Official... 

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tofubeats

tofubeats : First Japanese artist to air an exclusive mix on England’s BBC

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The hugely popular “BBC Radio1Xtra Diplo and Friends” radio show on England’s prestigious BBC radio aired Tofubeat’s exclusive mix at 10:00am on July 13 (Japan time). Diplo is a worldwide trendsetter who has discovered several international talents such as M.I.A. He is a DJ, a member of Major Lazer, and the label head for MAD DECENT. Kobe-based beat maker, tofubeats, caught the attention of Diplo. The one-hour mix that was aired on “BBC Radio1Xtra Diplo and Friends” was made exclusively for the show.... 

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ONE-OK-ROCK

ONE OK ROCK’s unprecedented worldwide distribution starts

Monday, July 21, 2014

ONE OK ROCK will release their new single, “Mighty Long Fall / Decision” on July 30. The worldwide release on iTunes started two weeks before this release date. “Mighty Long Fall” is the theme song to the movie, “RURŌNIKENSHIN KYŌTOTAIKA-HEN”, which opens on August 1. This is the band’s first release since their last album, “JINSEI x BOKU=”, which was released a year and four months ago on March 2013. Mighty Long Fall (iTunes): http://smarturl.it/khs1fi Double A-Side Single ”Mighty Long Fall... 

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MAN WITH A MISSION US Tour goes out with a bang!

Friday, July 18, 2014

The MAN WITH A MISSION US Tour started in New York and traveled westward, over the course of a month, until it finally reached the west coast. They played Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles on July 10. Whisky a Go Go, located in West Hollywood, has hosted such legendary acts such as The Doors, Nirvana, and Jimi Hendrix. It is a holy land where British acts such as The Who, Led Zeppelin, and Oasis have also played. The concert started with Jean-Ken Johnny’s customary introduction, “Ladies & Gentleman, Boys... 

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GYZE1

Extreme metal band, GYZE, makes their exciting Japan debut

Friday, July 18, 2014

GYZE has been creating a buzz in Europe with their dramatic melodies, magnificent looks, and passionate live performances. The band will finally make their Japan debut with their album, “Fascinating Violence”. GYZE is a trio comprised of new guitar hero Ryoji, speed-drumming master Shuji, and Aruta, who thickens their sound with his aggressive bass lines. The band released their debut album, “Fascinating Violence”, on Italy’s Coroner Records in 2013. This album, which was release in June 2013, created... 

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Tomomi-Itano

Tomomi Itano to appear at J-POP festival in America

Friday, July 18, 2014

Tomomi Itano will appear as an honorable guest at “J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL 2014”, a two-day street festival held in San Francisco from July 19 to 20. This will be Itano’s first performance in America. “J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL 2014” is a street festival that showcases Japanese pop culture and was started in the summer of 2009. Last year brought in 80,000 attendees, a new record for the festival. Itano will appear on two stages for this festival. The first stage will be at the famous Union Square located in... 

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H-ZETTRIO

H ZETTRIO will follow up Montreux Jazz Festival with a NAGOYA Blue Note show! Their performance in Yokohama, considered the best, will be released on vinyl

Friday, July 18, 2014

H ZETTRIO performed at Montreux Jazz Festival 2014 (Switzerland) on July 11. The group has only played solo performance up until now. This summer, however, they played Montreux Jazz Festival 2014, and will follow up with FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL ’14 and SUMIDA Street Festival among other festivals and events. On September 4, they will play a two-man concert with Norway’s JAGA JAZZIST. They will play their first solo show at NAGOYA Blue Note on the following day, September 5. We have also just received some news that... 

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exist†trace announces new album WORLD MAKER

exist-trace-Gekijou-Spiral-2014-07-miko-Jyou

Japanese all-female visual kei band exist†trace announced the title and release date of their new album WORLD MAKER at their July 19 one-man live show last weekend. The news comes over two years after the release of the their first full album, VIRGIN, and it will be the first album to showcase the band’s new twin-vocal approach developed with recent singles DIAMOND and Spiral Daisakusen. WORLD MAKER will be released September 24 in regular and special editions with 2 music... Read More


Finished with Propagation in France, Early Distribution of NoGoD’s New Song

NoGoD

From NoGod’s 4th major full album being released on September 17th 2014, “EZL1F3” (Read as Easy Life) was distributed ahead on RecoChoku. Along with it a new artist photo was released. NoGod held an outstanding performance at the in Paris on the 5th (Sat.) and 6th (Sun.) of July this year, finishing their propagation in France. The songs and the artist photo of the full album being released on September 17th gives a totally different impression from the concept mini album... Read More


One-Man Live straeming of Yasuyuki Horigome, His New Songs and Songs from Kirinji

Yasuyuki-Horigome

Out of the Yasuyuki Horigome’s Live “YASUYUKI HORIGOME LIVE 2014” being held in Tokyo and Osaka, the umeda AKASO performance in Osaka on July 24th will be Live streamed on NicoNico Live Broadcast. This Live will be the first Solo Live for Horigome since he left Kirinji (Now KIRINJI). New songs and songs from Kirinji will be performed with the band members, Takahiro Ito (Kye), Yuji Okiyama (B), Yoichi Aoyama (G/ Grandfather’s), Bondo Tsuji (Dr/ bonobos). Also, only NicoNico... Read More


Crossfaith tour video from th February KERRANG!TOUR 2014 with Limp Bizkit released

Crossfaith

A video that contains Crossfaith footage from the UK’s “KERRANG! TOUR” was released on the “Red Bull Live on the Road” official site. The tour was hosted by British music magazine, “KERRANG!”. Crossfaith put on exciting live performances along with Limp Bizkit at several locations throughout England. The video footage shows Crossfaith backstage with Limp Bizkit, the band’s excitement in taking the stage, and the energized fans. Please check out the band’s... Read More


tofubeats : First Japanese artist to air an exclusive mix on England’s BBC

tofubeats

The hugely popular “BBC Radio1Xtra Diplo and Friends” radio show on England’s prestigious BBC radio aired Tofubeat’s exclusive mix at 10:00am on July 13 (Japan time). Diplo is a worldwide trendsetter who has discovered several international talents such as M.I.A. He is a DJ, a member of Major Lazer, and the label head for MAD DECENT. Kobe-based beat maker, tofubeats, caught the attention of Diplo. The one-hour mix that was aired on “BBC Radio1Xtra Diplo and Friends”... Read More


ONE OK ROCK’s unprecedented worldwide distribution starts

ONE-OK-ROCK

ONE OK ROCK will release their new single, “Mighty Long Fall / Decision” on July 30. The worldwide release on iTunes started two weeks before this release date. “Mighty Long Fall” is the theme song to the movie, “RURŌNIKENSHIN KYŌTOTAIKA-HEN”, which opens on August 1. This is the band’s first release since their last album, “JINSEI x BOKU=”, which was released a year and four months ago on March 2013. Mighty Long Fall (iTunes): http://smarturl.it/khs1fi Double... Read More


MAN WITH A MISSION US Tour goes out with a bang!

MWAM_L7A4268_s

The MAN WITH A MISSION US Tour started in New York and traveled westward, over the course of a month, until it finally reached the west coast. They played Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles on July 10. Whisky a Go Go, located in West Hollywood, has hosted such legendary acts such as The Doors, Nirvana, and Jimi Hendrix. It is a holy land where British acts such as The Who, Led Zeppelin, and Oasis have also played. The concert started with Jean-Ken Johnny’s customary introduction,... Read More


Extreme metal band, GYZE, makes their exciting Japan debut

GYZE1

GYZE has been creating a buzz in Europe with their dramatic melodies, magnificent looks, and passionate live performances. The band will finally make their Japan debut with their album, “Fascinating Violence”. GYZE is a trio comprised of new guitar hero Ryoji, speed-drumming master Shuji, and Aruta, who thickens their sound with his aggressive bass lines. The band released their debut album, “Fascinating Violence”, on Italy’s Coroner Records in 2013. This album,... Read More


Tomomi Itano to appear at J-POP festival in America

Tomomi-Itano

Tomomi Itano will appear as an honorable guest at “J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL 2014”, a two-day street festival held in San Francisco from July 19 to 20. This will be Itano’s first performance in America. “J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL 2014” is a street festival that showcases Japanese pop culture and was started in the summer of 2009. Last year brought in 80,000 attendees, a new record for the festival. Itano will appear on two stages for this festival. The first stage will be... Read More


H ZETTRIO will follow up Montreux Jazz Festival with a NAGOYA Blue Note show! Their performance in Yokohama, considered the best, will be released on vinyl

H-ZETTRIO

H ZETTRIO performed at Montreux Jazz Festival 2014 (Switzerland) on July 11. The group has only played solo performance up until now. This summer, however, they played Montreux Jazz Festival 2014, and will follow up with FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL ’14 and SUMIDA Street Festival among other festivals and events. On September 4, they will play a two-man concert with Norway’s JAGA JAZZIST. They will play their first solo show at NAGOYA Blue Note on the following day, September 5. We... Read More


ROCK

exist†trace announces new album WORLD MAKER

exist-trace-Gekijou-Spiral-2014-07-miko-Jyou

Japanese all-female visual kei band exist†trace announced the title and release date of their new album WORLD MAKER at their July 19 one-man live show last weekend. The news comes over two years after the release of the their first full album, VIRGIN, and it will be the first album to showcase the band’s new […]


POP

One-Man Live straeming of Yasuyuki Horigome, His New Songs and Songs from Kirinji

Yasuyuki-Horigome

Out of the Yasuyuki Horigome’s Live “YASUYUKI HORIGOME LIVE 2014” being held in Tokyo and Osaka, the umeda AKASO performance in Osaka on July 24th will be Live streamed on NicoNico Live Broadcast. This Live will be the first Solo Live for Horigome since he left Kirinji (Now KIRINJI). New songs and songs from Kirinji […]


IDOL

Tomomi Itano to appear at J-POP festival in America

Tomomi-Itano

Tomomi Itano will appear as an honorable guest at “J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL 2014”, a two-day street festival held in San Francisco from July 19 to 20. This will be Itano’s first performance in America. “J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL 2014” is a street festival that showcases Japanese pop culture and was started in the summer of 2009. […]


ANIME

ANISAMA 2014: Yoshino Nanjo, OLDCODEX, and Kalafina added to the lineup

Anisama

ANIME ROSAMA Live 2014 -ONENESS- will be held at Saitama Super Arena on Friday, August 29, Saturday the 30th, and Sunday the 31st. Additional artists have been confirmed and announced. Yoshino Nanjo and Petit Milady have been added on to the 29th, Kalifan has been added on to the 30th, and Peach MAKI and OLDCODEX […]