April 27, 2016

Dempagumi.inc Performed Live at “EARTH×HEART LIVE 2016” Festival Connecting Tokyo and the World

The “TOKYO FM&JFN present EARTH×HEART (Earth by Heart) LIVE 2016” festival was held at the Tokyo International Forum, Hall A, on April 20. This year’s main act of the festival was the popular Japanese all-girls pop idol group Dempagumi.inc. This group, also popular in overseas countries, has been active worldwide, holding live tours in countries of Asia and having participated at festivals in Europe. They expressed the festival’s theme of love for earth, connecting... Read More

April 26, 2016

Nana Kitade Overseas Solo Live Performance in Five Years

Nana Kitade, the leading singer of the rock band THE TEENAGE KISSERS, participated as a solo artist at the Japanese cultural festival “Salon del Manga de Alicante” held in Spain on April 9, with over than 15 thousand people coming to the event. Her performance at the show was her first in five years to perform overseas and first in seven years to perform solo overseas. With many fans worldwide, she has performed at the “Japan Expo” held in France, the “AnimagiC”... Read More

April 25, 2016

MIYAVI New Single with Seiho Remix set for Simultaneous Worldwide Release

MIYAVI’s new original song, since the album “The Others” released last year in April, will be released worldwide. The new single will include remix tracks by the Japanese young artist Seiho, the leading artist of the new beat scene who also performs overseas, and the up-and-coming artist Jonny Dope from Los Angeles. The single will include four songs and will make a digital worldwide release on April 29. Official website: http://myv382tokyo.com/ Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MIYAVI.OFFlCIAL Twitter:... Read More

April 23, 2016

YOSHIKI Supports Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Fund

Yoshiki Foundation donates JPY10,000,000 to Japan Red Cross Yoshiki Foundation America, a 501(c)(3) organization, run by the leader of legendary Japanese rock band X JAPAN, announced that the foundation is supporting the efforts of the Japan Red Cross rushing aid those who are affected by the recent Kumamoto Earthquake by donating JPY10,000,000. Yoshiki happened to be in Japan when the deadly earthquake hit Kumamoto and has been following the developing news related to this disaster.... Read More

April 23, 2016

the GazettE Unleash UNDYING Preview

WORLD TOUR BEGINS ● BACK CATALOGUE NOW AVAILABLE the GazettE will release three track maxi-single UNDYING via JPU Records on 27 April 2016, the same day as they perform in Toronto as part of their world tour. UNDYING contains three entirely new songs; UNDYING, MALUM and VACANT and has been mastered exclusively for iTunes, offering crystal clear 24-bit audio. The three track single is available now to pre-order: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1099538074?ls=1&app=itunes *Europe,... Read More

April 22, 2016

Yousei Teikoku Releases New Music Video and Message for A-Kon 2016

Japanese gothic metal band Yousei Teikoku has released their new music video “Disorder”, the opening theme for the anime series Big Order (with story by Future Diary‘s Sakae Esuno) which began broadcast this month in Japan. “Disorder” is Yousei Teikoku’s 18th single, due for release on April 27, just as the band begins a multi-city tour of Japan in April and May. Yousei Teikoku will cap off their Japan tour with a stop at A-Kon 27 in Dallas, Texas, for a special... Read More

April 21, 2016

Perfume, New Album Hits No. 1 on iTunes Electronic Album Chart in 11 Countries

Perfume’s new album “COSMIC EXPLORER”, released on April 6 in 250 countries, has ranked No. 1 on iTunes Electronic Album chart in 11 countries. The dates and countries of the CD release has been announced, as well as dates and venues for the costume display, which has already stirred up the excitement of the fans. “COSMIC EXPLORER” hits No. 1 on iTunes Electronic Album Chart in the following countries USA Canada Mexico Brazil Taiwan Hong Kong Singapore Thailand Indonesia Vietnam New... Read More

April 20, 2016

w-inds. Reveal Music Video Full of Powerful Dance Scenes

w-inds. has revealed their music video for the new song “Boom Word Up” on YouTube. “Boom Word Up” will be the title tune of their upcoming single, which will be released on May 5. The music video consists of powerful dance scenes on the streets, imaging the ’90s, with many background dancers performing behind the members of w-inds. Official website: http://www.w-inds.tv Blog (Ryohei): http://ameblo.jp/winds-ryohei/ Blog (Keita): http://ameblo.jp/tachibana-keita/ Blog... Read More

April 19, 2016

BAND-MAID Fights Fire With Metal in “the non-fiction days” Music Video

BAND-MAID fights fire with metal in their new music video “the non-fiction days”, taken from the upcoming album Brand New MAID. The video was recorded during a marathon morning-to-night session in which band members braved cold ocean winds on a Tokyo beach, bundling up for comfort in between takes. The nighttime shots added self-made fires for light and much-needed heat as the band members played their instruments for hours between shooting flames, adding intensity... Read More

April 19, 2016

BESPA KUMAMERO Releases 15th Anniversary Single

J-Pop electronic dance duo BESPA KUMAMERO has released a new single in commemoration of their 15th anniversary. “Tell Me” was produced in the style of 80s Japanese pop, a departure from the duo’s modern sci-fi-inspired sound that dominated their past albums Romantic Waves, Plastic Confusion, and Spiral Connector. The CD version of “Tell Me” is only available at BESPA KUMAMERO live shows in Japan, but the group has made the song available internationally on all major... Read More