February 16, 2012

Maki Nomiya (ex-Pizzicato Five) to release her 30th anniversary album on Feb 17

Maki Nomiya (ex-Pizzicato Five) to release self-cover album to celebrate her 30th anniversary, produced by Japan’s top producers! Celebrating her 30th anniversary, Maki Nomiya will be releasing her self-cover album including songs from Pizzicato Five, Portable Rock, and her solo career, added with a brand new song “The Me Whom I Don’t Know” produced by Towa Tei. Other producers in the album features various prominent artists including Cornelius, Yukihiro Takahashi (YMO),... Read More

February 16, 2012

Satsuki & Kaya / Joint Tour in Europe

Satsuki and Kaya have announced their joint tour in Europe. Starting from 2/19 in Moscow, the tour will go around 9 cities in Europe with the last live in Hamburg, Germany on 3/3. Check out the following schedule and don’t forget to mark your calendar! “Satsuki × Kaya : Coupling Tour in Europe 2012” 02/19 Moscow – Russia Relax 02/21 London – United Kingdom The Underworld 02/24 Cologne – Germany MTC 02/25 Paris – France Le Divan du Monde 02/26 Marseille... Read More

February 15, 2012

YAMATO / Eastern Europe Tour

YAMATO are currently on their Eastern Europe tour. Kicking off for this grand tour on 2/12 in Slovakia, they will have covered a total of 29 performances in 10 different locations with their last performance in Ukraine on 3/31. Details for the tour are as follows. “YAMATO Eastern Europe Tour 2012” 02/12 Bratislava – Slovakia Incheba Expo Arena 02/15 Budapest – Hungary Budapest Congress and World Trade Center 02/16 Budapest – Hungary Budapest Congress and World Trade... Read More

February 14, 2012

BABYMETAL / Fusion of Idol and Metal

As they participated in an idol-collaboration event “~NO MUSIC, NO IDOL?~” hosted at Shinjuku LOFT in October last year by Tower Records to celebrate their 13th anniversary year, BABYMETAL left a shocking impact on everyone with their impressive performance. Their music video of ‘Doki Doki Morning’ on YouTube has now been accessed almost 600,000 times from around the world! (YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QbAXXXOJF8&feature=player_embedded#!) With... Read More

February 13, 2012

MUCC / Release of New Single “NIRVANA”

Celebrating their 15th anniversary year, MUCC is releasing the very first new single of year 2012 on 3/7/2012. The title song ‘NIRVANA’ is the opening theme song for an anime titled “Inu x Boku SS (Secret Service) on MBS/TBS. “NIRVINA” will be released in 3 different types—1st limited edition, regular edition and time-limited edition. The 1st limited edition includes a special track, ‘Saishuu Ressha -Warehouse Flavored Version-’ and a DVD with live clips of “JACK... Read More

February 10, 2012

STEREOPONY returning to the US for a performance at Sakura-con in Seattle

For the fourth consecutive year, all-girl rock band STEREOPONY is once again coming back to the U.S. after their remarkable performances at SXSW (2009), AnimeNEXT (2010), and Anime Boston (2011). This year, the girls were chosen as the Guest of Honor for Sakura-Con, the largest Anime convention in the Northwest, held at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Downtown Seattle, Washington on April 6-8. STEREOPONY is a Japanese all-girl rock band that formed in Okinawa... Read More

February 9, 2012

exist†trace / First Official USA Tour in March

Are you ready, East Coast? exist†trace are on their way to rock you all! They will kick off their very first USA tour in Boston on 3/15 with special VIPs, lucky enough to witness a historical moment. The tour will continue on covering 4 locations in total, with the last stage at Tekkoshocon. This tour will be filled with various special activities, such as Q&A and autograph sessions. Regular and VIP tickets for New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh are available now, so... Read More

February 8, 2012

TOTALFAT to release new opening theme song to NARUTO Shonen-hen on 2/14

TOTALFAT’s new song “Good Bye, Good Luck” has been featured as the new opening theme to the smash-hit animation series NARUTO Shonen-hen. This single will be digitally released in the US on February 14 through iTunes and Amazon. TOTALFAT has just released “Place to Try”(ending theme song to NARUTO Shippuden) on November 9, 2011 in the US, and on February 14, 2012, they will be releasing their new song “Good Bye, Good Luck”(opening theme song to NARUTO Shonen-hen),... Read More

February 7, 2012

DEPAPEPE appears at JAVA JAZZ Festival 2012@Indonesia

It is confirmed that DEPAPEPE does a gig in Indonesia! This is their 2nd visit there following last year. JAVA JAZZ Festival 2012 Date: March 2nd – 4th, 2012 * DEPAPEPE performs on March 2nd and 3rd (TBA) For more information: http://web.javajazzfestival.com/2012/index.php Offical Website: http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/Music/Info/depapepe/ Twitter: miura http://twitter.com/#!/DEPAPEPE_miura Tokuoka http://twitter.com/#!/DEPAPEPE_toku Facebook: miura http://www.facebook.com/takuya.miura.depa Blog:... Read More

February 6, 2012

SuG / CM Tie-up Series in Thailand for 2012

SuG has been offered a commercial tie-up of a beverage called “CHAKULZA” in Thailand with a song titled ‘Gimme Gimme,’ and they are now coming out with the 2nd sequence. Upon their arrival in Thailand for the CM shooting, they were warmly welcomed by about 500 fans at the airport. During their 4-day stay, they participated in a press conference, held a meet-and-greet and had a photo shoot. Then, to top off their busy schedule, they performed in front of... Read More