July 25, 2014

ANIME FESTIVAL ASIA INDONESIA 2014 to be held in August!

Anisong J-Pop Singers and Groups are getting together in Jakarta!! Jakarta, 7 June 2014 – Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2014, Asia’s biggest anime and Japanese Pop Culture Event, is back – following a resounding success in 2013, garnering over 53,000 attendees. The continuing rise in popularity of Japanese Popular Culture locally, AFA is back to Indonesia for the 3rd time in 2014, bringing a slice of Japanese Pop culture direct from Tokyo to Jakarta. Anime Festival... Read More

July 25, 2014

Girugamesh releases Vine videos of European tour and studio session

Girugamesh went on their “Girugamesh 2014 Europe Tour ‘Monster’” European tour. The band uploaded concert footage on Vine. Girugamesh went on an eight-country, 13-show European tour called “Girugamesh 2014 Europe Tour ‘Monster’”. Every show of the tour sold out, and the overseas reception has been very good. Vocalist Satoshi took Vine videos of the crowd during the encores and posted the six-second online. The band also uploaded studio footage of them at work... Read More

July 24, 2014

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s latest work doing well on charts worldwide

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu released her third album, “PIKA PIKA Fantajin”. It was announced that Warner Music Group will be release the album on CD simultaneously in 15 countries on four continents. Countries include the United States, England, France, Australia, in North and South Americas, Europe, Oceania and Asia. Worldwide CD sales have been on the decline, and Warner Music Group is focusing its attention Japanese pop culture. The album is ranking high on iTunes electronic charts... Read More

July 23, 2014

exist†trace announces new album WORLD MAKER

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

July 23, 2014

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

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

July 23, 2014

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

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

July 22, 2014

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

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

July 22, 2014

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

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

July 21, 2014

ONE OK ROCK’s unprecedented worldwide distribution starts

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

July 18, 2014

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

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