April 21, 2018

X JAPAN makes “epic” debut at Coachella 2018

X JAPAN made their Coachella debut on April 14 — YOSHIKI’s first major concert on drums since the band headlined SSE Wembley Arena in London last year — with a hard-rocking set that drew praise from music fans and media alike. “…there was some perfect Beyoncé counter-programming in the form of X JAPAN, the only metal band of the entire otherwise largely rock-free weekend. Playing their first U.S. gig since the 2014 Madison Square Garden concert immortalized in their... Read More

April 20, 2018

Hikaru Utada’s new single “Hatsukoi” is the image song to “Hana nochi Hare-Hanadan Next Season”, releasing digitally 5.30.2018

Hikaru Utada is celebrating 20 years from her debut, and the news of her providing the image song for the new TBS Tuesday night drama series titled Hana nochi Hare – Hanadan Next Season that premiered Tuesday, April 17th is an occasion definitely worth highlighting. This new single is titled “Hatsukoi” (meaning “first love”) as mentioned in the episode, and took social media by storm as it was revealed during the broadcast. We have fond memories... Read More

April 14, 2018

ASTERISM has started their studio live series named “BATTLE SESSION” !!

ASTRISM, most young heavy metal instrumental band in Japan, has just started their studio live “BATTLE SESSION” on April12th, that was planned with the concept of three members shaking each other’s sounds and playing in a whimsical way of shooting with a single camera. ASTERISM – 155 (BATTLE SESSION / Studio Live) You can enjoy their number “155”, which is the lead tune from their latest album “The Session Vol.1”, on their YouTube video. They... Read More

April 13, 2018

X Japan to headline Coachella’s Mojave Stage with HIDE and TAIJI holograms

Named by the Grammy Awards poll as one of Top 3 most anticipated acts at Coachella, X JAPAN will be performing as one of the only hard rock acts on the bill both weekends. With hip-hop recently taking the reins as the #1 genre in the world, the inclusion of X JAPAN at the festival amongst the likes of Beyoncé and The Weeknd is a testament to the band’s groundbreaking success far and wide. The band will be headlining the Mojave Stage on Saturday, April 14th and Saturday, April... Read More

April 13, 2018

Anisong World Matsuri returns to Anime Expo 2018

Anime music festival Anisong World Matsuri returns to L.A.’s Microsoft Theater for the third year in a row with a three-day, multi-artist event at Anime Expo 2018. Created in association with BANDAI NAMCO Arts, Inc., Amuse Inc., Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and other leading Japanese entertainment companies, Anisong World Matsuri (AWM) at Anime Expo 2018 will be held on July 4, 6, and 7. Performer and ticket package details will be announced in the coming weeks. To... Read More

April 12, 2018

MIYAVI hits North America in May for Day 2 World Tour

Universal Music Japan recording artist MIYAVI has announced the North American dates of his “Day 2 World Tour 2018”. The “Samurai Guitarist” and star of Angelina Jolie-directed film Unbroken is renowned for his incredible slap style of guitar playing and will perform live concerts in 6 major U.S. and Canadian cities in May. MIYAVI – DAY 2 WORLD TOUR IN USA May 5 – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA May 11 – Slim’s, San Francisco, CA May 13 – The Crocodile, Seattle,... Read More

April 5, 2018

GARNiDELiA’s 3rd Album “G.R.N.D.” worldwide release

GARNiDELiA, Japanese duo of MARiA (vo.) and toku (comp.) will be releasing their 3rd major album G.R.N.D on March 30th, 2018. The album will include numerous anime featured songs such as “SPEED STAR” (The “Irregular at Magic High School The Movie: The Girl Who Calls the Stars” theme song), “Désir” (“Fate/Apocrypha” ending theme), “Aikotoba” (“Animegataris” opening theme), and “Error” (“BEATLESS” opening theme). LISTEN TO G.R.N.D. NOW: https://lnk.to/GRND_GARNiDELiA... Read More

April 4, 2018

JAMLAB. premieres video interview with Lantis founder Shunji Inoue

Japan Anime Music Lab. (JAMLAB.) has released an informative new video interview with Lantis founder and label president Shunji Inoue. Presented as part of JAM LAB.’s video trailer which premiered at Anime Japan 2018, the exclusive interview with Mr. Inoue focuses on the importance of strong worldwide connections to promote Japan’s anisong industry. Several recording artists from Lantis, the preeminent Tokyo-based record label specializing in anisong artists and video game... Read More

April 3, 2018

ASTERISM, most young & exciting hard rock band in Japan, was attack as a storm in Tokyo.

ASTERISM, 3-piece hard rock instrumental band, has been waging a wonderful performance @ Shimokitazawa LIVE HOLIC, Tokyo on 29th MARCH.. 15-year-old female super guitarist HAL-CA’s performance was completely captivated the audience in the venue. 16-year-old bassist MIYU’s performance & 18-year old drummer MIO’s performance were also far more than the level of the imagination of the audience of the venue. Audience of LIVE HOLIC was convinced that their sound &... Read More