July 18, 2014

Extreme metal band, GYZE, makes their exciting Japan debut

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

July 18, 2014

Tomomi Itano to appear at J-POP festival in America

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

July 18, 2014

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 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

July 17, 2014

the pillows & HiGE Two-man, Nico Live Broadcast

It was announced that the two-man Live by the pillows and HiGE in Zepp DiverCity TOKYO on July 26th (Sat.) from 6:00 PM will be streamed Live in NicoNico Live Broadcast. This Live is the last performance of the battle of bands tour by the pillows “the pillows 25th Anniversary”, a part of the plan celebrating the 25th year of the pillows. The main part of the Live will be free for all to see, but if there is encore, that will be limited to members of NicoNico Premium. NicoNico... Read More

July 17, 2014

<JAPAN NIGHT>Gained International Media Exposure!

The National Olympic Gymnasium drew the curtain for its long history in March due to the renovation for Tokyo Olympic in 2020. JAPAN NIGHT was held as the last entertainment event at the legendary National Olympic Gymnasium, and the event has been featured in various forms of international media as the historical event that represented the Japanese music scene. MTV Vietnam reported JAPAN NIGHT from July 7th to 10th every morning and late afternoon, and an Indonesian music magazine... Read More

July 16, 2014

LITE, Contract with US Label & Having an West Coast Tour

LITE signed for US Label “Topshelf Records”. The Analog 12 in version of the album “Installation” released in 2013 will be released from this Label on September 16th. “Topshelf Records” is an independent Label based in Boston, MA. A staff of this Label, Kevin Duquette welcomed the contract, commenting “We have been LITE’s fan.” This Analog version of “Installation” includes “Pleiades” as a bonus track. And LITE will also have a tour from September 10th... Read More

July 15, 2014

Nogizaka46, First Overseas Live at JAPAN EXPO 2014

Nogizaka46 had their first show at the “JAPAN EXPO 2014” currently being held in the suburb located North of Paris, Villepinte of France. They performed a total of 9 songs in front of the audiences who came to the JAPAN EXPO from the local area and different European countries. As soon as the song “Tsuki no Okisa”, which was used as the opening theme of anime “Naruto”, excitement rose. The audience’s excitement rose even higher when group captain Reika Sakurai introduced... Read More

July 14, 2014

Eir Aoi’s concert of gratitude at North America’s largest “Anime Expo”

Eir Aoi performed at “Anime Expo” in Los Angeles on July 4, 2014 (local time). “Anime Expo” is the biggest anime convention in North America and has been held every year since 1992. A total of 160,000 people attended the event last year, 60,000 of which were first-timers. This year, the event was held at Los Angeles Convention Center from July 3 to July 6. 70,000 anime fans from all over the world gathered in two days. July 4, Independence Day, was a national holiday,... Read More

July 14, 2014

Music video for Sumire Uesaka’s fourth single, “KITARE! AKATSUKI NO DOSHI”, released

The music video for Sumire Uesaka’s fourth single, “KITARE! AKATSUKI NO DOSHI” was released on King Record’s official YouTube channel. The single goes on sale on July 16. Uesaka plays a “futuristic racer” in the “KITARE! AKATSUKI NO DOSHI” video. Established director, Shin Yoshimaru, who is known for his poppy and punchy graphics, directed the video. Animation writer, Ryo Hirano, was in charge of originally creative world in the second half of the video. Viewers... Read More

July 12, 2014

THE TEENAGE KISSERS’ First Full Album “VIRGIN FIELD” Started Worldwide Download Distribution.

A grunge/alternative band , THE TEENAGE KISSERS, released their first full album on July 9th and the album will be distributed as downloads internationally. The total of 13 songs will include some TV program theme songs. Their album has been out as downloads since July 2nd and it ranked 5th in the category of alternative ranking. Also they will go on a national tour “RIPE TOMATO TOUR 2014” , starting in Shibuya, Tokyo on July 12th. The album will be distributed as downloads... Read More