July 25, 2015

Ani-Song Singer and Voice Actress Becca to Perform at Moshi Moshi Nippon LA

Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival 2015 in Los Angeles announces the addition of singer and voice actress BECCA as a performance guest of honor at its inaugural event this August. She will be performing as part of the entertainment for the KKS Audition 2015 finals on August 1st hosted by Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi. BECCA is a singer/songwriter who has worked under the Sony Japan music label. She has performed theme songs for Black Butler and Ultraviolet Code: 044, as well as voiced the... Read More

July 25, 2015

VAMPS to join Sixx:A.M. for 2 shows in California this October

Japanese rock band VAMPS will perform two hard-rocking shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco this October. VAMPS recently joined Sixx:A.M. on the “Modern Vintage” tour in April 2015 for 12 U.S. concerts in conjunction with the release of the international version of BLOODSUCKERS. 10/5 Roxy Theatre (Los Angeles) Tickets: $30 (advance) http://www.theroxy.com 10/7 Slim’s (San Francisco) Tickets: $25 http://www.slimspresents.com VAMPS adds the California shows... Read More

July 25, 2015

YOUSEI TEIKOKU releases new MV and track list for SHADOW CORPS[e]

Japanese hard rock band YOUSEI TEIKOKU has released their new music video for “SHADOW CORPS” along with the full track list for the new album, due for release on August 5. The band promises that this new album will be the first step in a new direction for YOUSEI TEIKOKU. Yousei Teikoku (“Fairy Empire”) is a Japanese heavy metal band whose music mixes gothic rock, metal, electronic, and classical music with themes of fantasy and power. Their work includes 14 songs... Read More

July 24, 2015

LITE’s London and Paris “one-man” and venue-only limited release

LITE will hold add-on shows in London and Paris in August for their “one-man” shows in Tokyo and Osaka in June. The add-on shows will be held at THE DOME, London on August 19 and at LE BATOFAR in Paris on August 21. VJ Kezzardrix, who performed with the band at the Japan shows, will join both add-on shows. LITE will be selling venue-only limited CDs and DVDs. The CD will include two new songs from the “APPROACHES 4” free download album released on May 19. The DVD... Read More

July 24, 2015

Sunny Day Service digitally release 11 previously unavailable titles

Sunny Day Service’s 11 digitally unreleased titles were digitally released globally on iTunes Store at once. The band digitally released albums from their early days, including “WAKAMONOTACHI” (1995), “Tokyo” (1996), “AI TO WARAI NO YORU” (1997), “Sunny Day Service” (1997), “24JI” (1998), “MUGEN” (1999), and “LOVE ALBUM” (2000). The albums span from their 1994 major debut to their brief hiatus in 2000. The six-year history of the band is jam packed... Read More

July 23, 2015

SCANDAL releases new single “Stamp!”

SCANDAL successfully concluded their 5 month-long, 41-show (31 domestic venues plus international shows in 10 cities, 8 countries) solo world tour “SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015 ‘HELLO WORLD’” which started from January 2015. It has been 8 months since SCANDAL released their last single and after this year’s tremendous success, they are all set to show off their newest single, “Stamp!”. This new song was written by MAMI (guitar & vocals) during their world tour... Read More

July 23, 2015

THE RiCECOOKERS confirmed for huge American music festival

THE RiCECOOKERS are a Japanese rock band based in New York. They will perform at Center of the Universe Festival, which will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma on July 24 and 25. Center of the Universe Festival is a huge music festival that brings in 80,000 people. OK Go, MUTEMATH, and COLD WAR KIDS have performed in the past. PANIC! AT THE DISCO and THREE DAYS GRACE will headline this year. THE RiCECOOKERS will be the first US-based Japanese band to perform at the festival. Official... Read More

July 22, 2015

BABYMETAL has become the first Japanese artist to be featured on the front cover of METAL HAMMER magazine!

As part of their second world tour, the group performed at Makuhari Messe for a crowd of 25,000, their largest yet. Also securing Britain’s Kerrang! AWARDS 2015 and the METAL HAMMER “GOLDEN GODS” awards, BABYMETAL is becoming a huge success both in Japan and abroad. BABYMETAL was confirmed as the first Japanese artist to be featured on the cover of the British metal magazine, METAL HAMMER, on the 18th(Japanese time). Despite yet having to be featured on the covers... Read More

July 21, 2015

Super energetic all girls SKA band ORESKABAND from Japan come back to US for 2 shows in East Coast.

July 26 the (Sun) OTAKON at Baltimore Convention Center, MD July 30th (Thu) Gramercy Theatre, New York NY OPEN 8pm adv $16 door $18 127 East 23rd Street New York NY 10010 212-777-6800 Vocal&Guitar iCas Drums tae Bass Tomi Trumpet SAKI Trombone HAYAMI Sax&Keybord morico(Absence now) Their story began about a decade ago in Osaka, when a few middle school brass band members got together without much thought, and formed “We’re Kasu Kasu American Rozun Ska... Read More

July 21, 2015

Tracklist & artist photo for INORAN’s 10th album “BEAUTIFUL NOW” revealed! This evening, 2 songs from the album will be aired for the first time on InterFM!

INORAN’s long-awaited 10th full album “BEAUTIFUL NOW” is finally completed. Track title for all ten tracks has been revealed. What makes this extrordinarily special is the collaboration with K-POP artist BTOB in the fourth track [2Limes featuring MINHYUK,PENIEL and ILHOON from BTOB]. Today, July 21 (T) 6:00 PM, INORAN will make a live appearance on InterFM “The Dave Fromm Show” which is hosted by close friends Dave Fromm and Joe Yokomizo. Lead track “Beautiful Now”... Read More