March 18, 2016

GYZE Confirmed to Perform at “SUMMER BREEZE Open Air” Heavy Metal Festival in Germany

GYZE will perform at the heavy metal music festival “SUMMER BREEZE Open Air 2016” which will take place in Germany from August 17 to 20. This festival and the other heavy metal festival, “Wacken Open Air”, marks the two most massive music festivals in Germany. Along with GYZE, the festival will be featuring heavy metal bands from all over the world, such as Sabaton, Parkway Drive, Airbourne, Steel Panther, Arch Enemy, Testament, Soilwork, and Exodus. “SUMMER BREEZE... Read More

March 17, 2016

Otoboke Beaver Announces UK Live Tour

Otoboke Beaver has confirmed a tour in the UK which will take place this May. The band was formed in 2009, in Kyoto, and has released two mini-albums “Mokugeki! Love Me・Sign” and “Konya Kagiri Nante Zettai Honto ni Iwasenai!”. The band consists of four members: Accorinrin (vocal and guitar), Yoyoyoshie (guitar), Hiro-chan (bass), and Pop (drums). Otoboke Beaver UK Live Tour May 1, 2016 (Sun) Windmill Brixton, London, United Kingdom May 1, 2016 (Sun) Shacklewell Arms,... Read More

March 16, 2016

The World Standard (Wa-suta), Major Label Debut Album to be Released Worldwide in 110 Countries

The World Standard (Wa-suta) will release their major label debut album “The World Standard” on May 4th. This album will be released among 110 countries of Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and in the United States. Aiming to become active in countries abroad, each member of the group has been studying different languages. At an interview surrounded by reporters, to a question “how much have you learned so far,” Matsuda replied, “Since I’m in charge of the Chinese... Read More

March 15, 2016

J will Appear Live on Niconico’s Special Program Commemorating Release of “CRAZY CRAZY”

On Wednesday March 16, J will appear live on Niconico’s special program commemorating the release of his new concert and documentary DVD “CRAZY CRAZY V –The eternal flames-” which will be released the same day. J will appear on the talk show and share clips of the past four series of the film “CRAZY CRAZY”. Don’t miss the program. J’s Live Appearance! Special Program Featuring Highlights of “CRAZY CRAZY V” Commemorating its DVD & Blu-ray Release! Broadcast... Read More

March 14, 2016

BRAHMAN Reveals Music Video for New Song “Tembaku Wo Yuku” and the Movie “BRAHMAN” Now Available Overseas

BRAHMAN’s new song “Tembaku Wo Yuku” has been released online from March 1st. A short version of the accompanied music video has been revealed on YouTube. This song has been produced after their 20th anniversary music festival “Jinmiraisai” held last year in 2015. In addition, their documentary movie “BRAHMAN”, released in 2015, has been released overseas on Google Play from March 4th. The movie is now available in United States, Canada, England, and Australia. Official... Read More

March 12, 2016

X JAPAN ANNOUNCE THREE SCREENINGS OF AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY FILM

‘WE ARE X’ AT SXSW FILM FESTIVAL IN AUSTIN, TX: FRIDAY, MARCH 11 (Satellite venue: Marchesa, 6:30p) WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 (Topfer Theater-Zach, 10:45a) FRIDAY, MARCH 18 (Paramount Theatre, 5:30p) Yoshiki To Perform Live At The Paramount Theatre On Friday, March 18 Immediately Following The Screening Of ‘WE ARE X’ ‘WE ARE X’ WINS WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR “BEST EDITING” AT 2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL The award-winning, new documentary on the... Read More

March 11, 2016

LITE’s Live Tour in China Begins April; They Will Tour Five Cities

LITE will have their first live tour in China this April. This tour in China is a sequel to the Asian tour they had in January. They will perform in the five cities of Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Shanghai, and Beijing. LITE ASIAN TOUR 2016 April 19, 2016 (Tue) B10 Live, Shenzhen, China April 20, 2016 (Wed) SD Livehouse, Guangzhou, China April 21, 2016 (Thu) VOX LIVEHOUSE, Wuhan, China April 22, 2016 (Fri) MAO Livehouse, Shanghai, China April 23, 2016 (Sat) Yugong Yishan, Beijing,... Read More

March 10, 2016

Pierre Nakano’s Drum Clinic Tour in Taiwan and Hong Kong

Pierre Nakano, the drummer of Ling Tosite Sigure, will be doing a drum clinic tour in Taiwan and Hong Kong. This tour has been organized by TAMA, an instrument manufacturing company that makes signature models for Pierre Nakano. This drum clinic tour will be held on March 31st in Taiwan at Live House Riverside and April 1st in Hong Kong at Tom Lee Music Academy Hall, with an intention to share the joy of playing drums. TAMA Drums Presents “Pierre Nakano Asia Drum Clinic Tour” March... Read More

March 9, 2016

w-inds. and MILLEA, as Artists from Japan, Will Participate at the 6th “Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival”

The IFPI Hong Kong Group (Hong Kong Recording Industry Alliance) will be hosting the “Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival 2016,” which will be held on March 18, 2016, in Hong Kong. At the festival, eight newcomer artists from eight countries will perform and compete for various awards, such as the “Super Nova Award,” along with eight popular artists from eight countries. MILLEA will participate as Japan’s newcomer artist. She has made her debut with her first single... Read More

March 8, 2016

SAND Reveals Video from “THIS IS HARDCORE FEST” US Music Festival

SAND has revealed their full video of performing at the “THIS IS HARDCORE FEST”, a music festival held in the United States. The “THIS IS HARDCORE FEST” took place in Philadelphia with a full lineup of top hardcore bands such as MISFITS, THE EXPLOITED, BIOHAZARD, and H2O, as well as TURNSTILE, the popular band with a distinct sound reminiscent of a 90’s New York hardcore band. The video of SAND’s live performance may be seen on the festival’s official website. Official... Read More