June 30, 2015

URBANGARDE Delivers Sex, Love, and Subculture to Dallas

Japanese rock band URBANGARDE made their USA debut at A-Kon 2016 in Dallas, Texas, earlier this month, performing for an audience of 2000 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Fans welcomed the group to the stage by waving a mass of flags showing URBANGARDE’s signature bleeding polka dot design before the band launched into the hour-long concert. Filling the set list with songs like “Sakura Memento”, “Yameru Idol”, and their latest single “Coin Locker Babies”, the band chose... Read More

June 30, 2015

Aimer to appear at “Anime Expo 2015” held in Los Angeles. Aimer’s music digitally released worldwide!

“broKen NIGHT/holLow wORlD”: single includes PS Vita「Fate/hollow ataraxia」tie-in songs. “Midnight Sun”: 2nd album featuring theme songs of Mobile Suit Gundam UC, “RE:I AM” and “StarRingChild”. “Sleepless Nights”: Smash-hit songs “Re:pray “ for BLEACH and “Anata ni Deawanakereba ~ Kasetsu Toka” for Natsuyuki Rendezvous Aimer will be appearing at Anime Expo’s Fate/stay night [UBW] Special Event! Even in Japan her shows are very limited in the numbers... Read More

June 30, 2015

Aimer to perform at Europe’s biggest anime event

Aimer will perform at “AnimagiC” in Bonn, Germany. “AnimagiC” is Europe’s biggest ongoing anime convention that was started in 1999. 20,000 people attend every year. The event will take place over three days starting on July 31. Aimer will perform at Beethoven Hall, named after Bonn’s legendary hometown composer, which houses 5,000 people. Aimer still hasn’t played much in Japan, but they are already playing overseas. Official website http://www.aimer-web.jp Twitter... Read More

June 29, 2015

BULLET TRAIN’s first overseas concert! Chanting at Jakarta concert

BULLET TRAIN played at “COUNTDOWN ASIA FESTIVAL in Jakarta” in Jakarta, Indonesia on June 6 (local time). This was the first time BULLET TRAIN played overseas. The seven group members performed their new song, “Stardust LOVE TRAIN” and “BATTAMAN” for a total of six songs. “BATTAMAN” is based on Indonesian Funkot music. It features Indonesian lyrics and hyped up the audience. Official Website: http://bullettrain.jp Twitter: https://twitter.com/sd_bt instagram:... Read More

June 26, 2015

A9 returns as Alice Nine. Japan and Asia tours to be held.

A9 will go on a Japan tour, titled , as Alice Nine starting on September 3. Alice Nine started back up as A9 in March. However, they stirred up some news when they said they would hold at Toyosu PIT on August 23 as Alice Nine. The 17-show tour will consist of eight Japan shows and nine Asia shows. There are expected to be add-on dates in the future. Alice Nine Tour 2015 “Re: birth -TENSHO-“ September 3, 2015 (Thursday) Sendai darwin September 5, 2015 (Saturday)... Read More

June 25, 2015

Fender will release INORAN (LUNA SEA) signature model

Fender Music Corporation releases “INORAN ROAD WORN® JAZZMASTER”, a brand new signature model by INORAN (LUNA SEA). This model will be manufactured at ensenada factory in Mexico and based on the spec of “INORAN JAZZMASTER #2LTD, Masterbuilt by Dennis Galuszka”, which was released in 2013 by Fender Custom shop, a premium brand in Fender. INORAN’s favorite specs are reflected on all the parts, such as neck shape, slide-switch, or buzz-top. This model... Read More

June 25, 2015

Dempagumi.inc: Exclusive world tour venue album, “MOE JAPAN”, released

Dempagumi.inc, who is planning a world tour this year, will release a commemorative original album titled “MOE JAPAN ~ from Akihabara to the World”. This album will be released as “DEMPAGUMI.INC” and will only be available at the venues on the world tour and later online. The 11-song album includes hits such as “W.W.D”, “W.W.DII”, and “Sakura APPAREISHON”, and “DEMPARI Night”. It could be called an introduction to Dempagumi.inc. DEMPAGUMI.INC “MOE... Read More

June 24, 2015

MAN WITH A MISSION x Zebrahead: Music video for “Mad Max: Fury Road” version of new song released!

MAN WITH A MISSION is currently on a European tour that includes “DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL”, the biggest rock/metal festival in England. MAN WITH A MISSION and Zebrahead’s latest split EP, “Out of Control”, was released on May 20. The song is used in the ending of the Japanese release of “Mad Max: Fury Road” that premiers in Japan on June 20. The music video for the “Mad Max: Fury Road” version of the song was released a day before the film premier on June 19. Scenes... Read More

June 24, 2015

VAMPS will join Apocalyptica’s UK tour in November

VAMPS will join Apocalyptica’s UK tour, , as their special guest on November 24. VAMPS and Finnish band Apocalyptica were support acts for SIXX:A.M.’s U.S. tour in March 2015. The two bands became friends, and now VAMPS will be the special guests for their tour. VAMPS will perform six shows with Apocalyptica. They will tour England with them starting from their November 24 show at Wolverhampton until their November 29 show in Bristol. Tickets go on sale at 10:00 on June... Read More

June 23, 2015


Japanese Pop Duo Became Fan Favorites at Last Year’s Festival. Music Video Features New Fashion Outfits and Comedy Guest Star. After their celebrated performance at 2014’s J-Pop Summit, Japanese pop duo YANAKIKU will return to San Francisco this summer. This year, YANA and KIKU will become “Nakai,” the concierge of Japanese traditional inns at the festival’s “Ryokan Pavilion” at the POP TRAVEL Area inside Fort Mason Center. At the pavilion, visitors can experience... Read More