May 22, 2013

Win tickets to see 7!! (seven oops) perform live in NY!

7!! (pronounced seven oops), will be having their first live performance in New York City at The Studio at Webster Hall on Monday, May 27th (Memorial Day). FCI Morning Eye is inviting 200 fans for this special one-night-only event. (It’s a free show. But only the winning ticket holders will be admitted.) Date: Monday, May 27, 2013- Doors open at 5pm Venue: The Studio at Webster Hall Ticket and event info: http://www.fujisankei.com/7oops/ Visit the above site and click... Read More

May 21, 2013

Hemenway / 5th Digital Release of Digi-Rock Number “Hakanai Kotoba”

Hemenway is bringing a digi-rock number “Hakanai Kotoba,” fused with dance beats in Hemeway’s own style, as the 5th digital single of the 10-consecutive release series on 5/22/2013! ‘Hakanai Kotoba’ (translates into ‘the words unsaid’) is a semi-upbeat number that sings about how you may have a lot on your mind, but you choose not to express yourself in words, but keep them to yourself deep inside your heart. It has a danceable tune, but is also well-balanced with... Read More

May 21, 2013

SIAM SHADE・DAITA, Makes an Advance to the States with the New Band

BREAKING ARROWS, a band created in the US by DAITA (G) of SIAM SHADE released their US debut single “TEARS FALLING HEAVY” today, May 15th (14th in the US) on AudioNest Label. The song is recorded in the album “BREAKING ARROWS” that will be on sale from June 18th in the US. BREAKING ARROWS is a quartet band made up of DAITA, Francis Ten (B), Brendan Buckley (Dr), and Nik Frost (Vo), who had joined for the SIAM SHADE tribute album by overseas musicians, “SIAM SHADE Tribute”,... Read More

May 21, 2013

FUNKIST Announces Europe Street Live Tour

To precede the Japarican Gypsy Tour being held in July, FUNKIST will go on a 4-country, 7-city Europe Street Live tour starting May 8th. In their very own FUNKIST style, they will be going around Poland, Germany, France, and Spain bringing along just one guitar as they will start from 0 to perform a street live performance. Looking back to the 2010 World Cup South Africa… being both Japanese and South African himself, vocal Someya expressed his desire to perform at the World... Read More

May 20, 2013

D=OUT becomes first Japanese visual kei artist to perform in Macao during Asia tour

The visual kei band, D=OUT, is on a roll right now with their national tour that began their on May 3rd, an Asia tour beginning on June 12th, which will be the biggest tour in the band’s history, and a single release. D=OUT, who kicked off their national tour, “Jisaku Jien Musha Shugyo Tour Jyokan –Spring Tour 2013”, on May 3rd at Kawasaki CLUB CITTA, announced during their MC, “It’s the bands 6th year anniversary this year, but we still intend to go on strong without... Read More

May 17, 2013

Dempagumi.inc Chosen to Participate at Japan Expo and Fully Reveal MV For New Song

The MV for Dempagumi.inc’s new single, “Denden Passion”, which will be released on May 29th, 2013, has been fully released. The MV was produced by director Takumi Shiga, and it features dance scenes that resemble rhythmic sports gymnastics with its use of a ribbon and an almost B-BOY-like rap scene under a black light, which are a new ventures for Dempagumi.inc. On top of that, the CD comes in 6 different versions with different cover artworks that link with the CG graphics... Read More

May 16, 2013

May J. Advance Listening and Music Video for Cover Album Released

May J. announced a special advance listening for their cover album “Summer Ballad Covers” which will be released on June 19th, and they will also release their music video for “Precious”. The songs that they revealed on their official website are five songs including “Precious”, “First Love”, “Shimauta”, “Natsumaturi”, and “Hanamizuki”. “Precious”, “First Love”, and “Natsumaturi”... Read More

May 16, 2013

LOUDNESS Performs and Performs in Overseas Festivals!

Japan’s one and only Metal Band, LOUDNESS. Performing at different overseas fests, and is receiving praise from around the world. First of all, the held on March 17th and 18th was literally a cruising live party in the middle of the Caribbean. Leading bands of the 80s such as Cinderella, Queensrÿche, Saxon, Stryper, and L.A.GUNS all got together and LOUDNESS, the only Japanese to be invited there showed a high level performance and met the audience`s expectations. was... Read More

May 15, 2013

Dragon Ash、New Song “Trigger” Chosen As New Theme Song For Biohazard Series

Dragon Ash’s new single “Here I Am” will be released on May 29th. This song that is described as a “proof of existence” and an “expression of determination” is the coupling song “Trigger” for their new singl, and was chosen as the theme song for the new Biohazard series, “BIOHAZARD REVELATIONS UNVEILED EDITION”. The song “Trigger” was written by request from the staff of “BIOHAZARD REVELATIONS UNVEILED EDITION”. It is a intense song with a sense... Read More

May 14, 2013

Kylee to perform her first headliner show in the U.S.

Kylee, a rising pop star in Japan will kick off her first headliner show in the U.S. on June 21 at the prestigious jazz club, “Yoshi’s Oakland” in Oakland, CA. The performance will start at 10pm and will be open for all ages. Kylee at Yoshi’s Oakland Date: June 21, 2013, 10pm Venue: Yoshi’s Oakland (510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA) Info: http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/3498 Kylee is a Japanese American pop-rock musician making waves in Japan and... Read More