November 22, 2013

Matenrou Opera Reveals Music Video For 5th Single “Orb”

Matenrou Opera has revealed a WEB-only version of the music video for their 5th single “Orb”, to be released on December 4th, on YouTube and Niconico. The WEB-only version of the video includes a behind the scene footage from during the shooting of the music video. This is the first ballad song released as a single by Matenrou Opera who is generally known for their symphonic metal elements. Just as sono (Vo.) commented in the making video, “I want to begin by tearing down... Read More

November 22, 2013

MV of Collaboration by Ikuko Harada and Tamu-kun, Thailand’s Popular Comic Book Artist Released

A collaboration album “Baan” by Ikuko Harada and Thailand`s popular comic book artist Wisut Ponnimit, also known as Tamu-kun, will be released on December 4th. The MV image of this album`s lead track, “Ice Cream” was made public on YouTube. The “Ice Cream” is said to have been recorded in Thailand`s Tamu-kun`s living room with a piano and an acoustic guitar. You can feel the relaxing atmosphere of the site, and with the combination of the two`s voice singing “Renai... Read More

November 22, 2013

Free Download Album of ANARCHY, Access From Within and Out of the Country

A famous rapper of Japan, ANARCHY has made public his new album, “DGKA (DIRTY GHETTO KING ANARCHY)” for free from midnight of the 13. That has attracted much attention. The new album “DGKA (DIRTY GHETTO KING ANARCHY)” originally started its distribution at US`s largest hip hop site “Datpiff” Since right after the start of its distribution, it gradually increased its downloads and finally was at the top of the daily ranking, beating other famous artists. But due to... Read More

November 21, 2013

Maaya Sakamoto Collaborates with the band apart on New Song. Anime Tie-up Also Confirmed.

Maaya Sakamoto has been confirmed to sing the opening theme to the January 2014 anime, “World Conquest: Stratagem Zvezda”. The popular band, “the band apart”, will be providing the music track for this song as well as taking part in its performance. Aside from the streaming of “Securial”, her collaboration with MONSTER HUNTER FRONTEIR G, Maaya Sakamoto is also in the midst of recording the ending theme “SAVED.” for the TV anime “Ikinari, Konkon, Koi Iroha”.... Read More

November 20, 2013

Perfume’s Album “LEVEL 3” Ranks-In In Top 10 In 19 Countries

Perfume’s album “LEVEL 3” released on October 2nd is seeing a massive international success. The album digitally distributed in 119 countries has ranked-in in the iTunes Electronic Album Chart in more than 30 countries. The album hit top 10 in 19 countries including the USA and Canada. Furthermore, it marked first place in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand. It has been confirmed that the album would be released in CD format in 14 countries, and through passionate... Read More

November 20, 2013

SOUR Holding Record Release Tour Through 4 Asian Countries

SOURs, releasing their new album “LIFE AS MUSIC” on December 11th will be holding a record release tour of 10 performances through 4 Asian countries, to celebrate the album’s release. This tour is planned to start from LABO by CODESTYLE in Fukuoka, Japan on February 14th, 2014 and then go to Nagasaki, Nagoya, Kyoto, Shizuoka, Sapporo, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, and Malaysia. SOUR “LIFE AS MUSIC” TOUR Feb. 14th (Fri) 2014 Fukuoka, LABO by CODESTYLE Feb.... Read More

November 19, 2013

BABYMETAL promotes new Metallica film in Japan

Japanese heavy metal idol trio BABYMETAL released a new comment video this week to promote the Japanese release of Metallica’s IMAX 3D concert film Metallica Through The Never. The film opens November 22 in Japan. Members Su-metal, Moametal, and Yuimetal give their heroes support in a video message shot during their preparations for their first overseas solo live show in Singapore next month on December 28. Related posts:BABYMETAL sells out solo live show at Shibuya O-EastAnime... Read More

November 19, 2013

Kanako Ito releases theme song for PSP/PS Vita game Hanasaku Manimani

Anime and video game vocalist Kanako Ito will release her new single “Yuukyuu No Sora Saku Hana” on November 27. The song was produced for the new PSP/PS Vita game Hanasaku Manimani and features artwork by Guilty Crown artist Redjuice. The single will also include the Hanasaku Manimani image song “morning glory”. VIDEO PREVIEW (starts at 1:40) Kanako Ito Official website – http://www.kanataro.com Kanako Ito Official Twitter – http://twitter.com/ito_kanako Related... Read More

November 19, 2013

YANAKIKU opens official Facebook page for international fans

J-Pop vocal and KIMOCOS (“Kimono Cosplay”) performance group YANAKIKU opened their official Facebook page this month, following their performances for international audiences at Hyper Japan in London this summer and the Tokyo International Music Market in October. The duo released the music video for their second single “UP↑SIDE↓DOWN” earlier this year. YANAKIKU Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yanakiku Related posts:New Year Event with... Read More

November 19, 2013

THE BAWDIES Hold First Asia Tour

THE BAWDIES’ first Asia tour ended in a great success. Spanning across one week, from October 20 to October 27, THE BAWDIES held an Asia tour that included a performance in Hong Kong, a performance in Taiwan, and two performances in Korea. During their indies period, they toured Australia twice, and this time, they took on the challenge of showing three Asian countries what real Japanese rock is. Here are official concert reports from their Korean performances. –... Read More