MUCC’s YUKKE Chosen As Support Bassist For MERRY’s Final Tour Concerts

Due to bassist Tetsu’s injury, MERRY has been using a support bassist for their nationwide tour held in promotion of their newest single “ZERO.” The band has purposely hired different support bassists for different shows, including RYO (defspiral), Kenjiro Murai (cali≠gari, the CYCLE), and kazu (Kagerou). It was also revealed that defspiral’s RYO would be stepping in as support bassist again for the event “Over The Edge ‘13,” which was held at Shibuya Public... Read More

MUCC: New single, “World’s End” to be released on October 30

MUCC, who just released the single “HALO” on September 25, will release their second single of 2013, titled “World’s End,” on October 30. “World’s End” will make its broadcast debut as the opening theme song to the original TV anime, “MEGANEBU!,” on October 6. The anime teaser commercial for “MEGANEBU!” was released on June 27 and earned the second most popular keyword search on Yahoo!. “MEGANE KAKESASE KAI,” an unprecedented event involving the... Read More

HYDE’s Exclusive Halloween-Only Band “HALLOWEEN JUNKY ORCHESTRA” Releases 2013 Version

HALLOWEEN JUNKY ORCHESTRA is the exclusive Halloween-only band formed by HYDE. “HALLOWEEN PARTY”, the Halloween song created at one of the biggest Halloween live events in Japan featured a full lineup of big-name artists. It has been announced that the 2013 version of the song will be released. The new single will feature a new version of “HALLOWEEN PARTY”, the 2012 release song that marked more than 100,000 copies in sales. The new version will feature HYDE as the only... Read More

MUCC Reveals Artwork for “HALO”

MUCC will be releasing their new single, “HALO,” on September 25. They have now revealed new artist photos as well as the CD jacket photos for “HALO.” Their first single in about a year as well as their first single release in 2013, “HALO” was arranged by guitarist Yoshito Tanaka. The high-tempo track fuses full-bodied guitars with electronic elements to create a final product characteristic of MUCC’s sound. In charge of art direction... Read More

exist†trace – JUST LIKE A VIRGIN Live Screening in L.A.

June 15, 2013 – Japanese rock band exist†trace’s live DVD “JUST LIKE A VIRGIN” will screen in Los Angeles on July 5, 2013, as part of J-Music Live Viewing’s weekend J-Rock video festival. The lineup also includes MUCC, girugamesh, JAM Project, SID. and BREAKERZ. The climax of the weekend event will be a live broadcast of VAMPS “Live 2013 in Tokyo” concert. “JUST LIKE A VIRGIN” is exist†trace’s first live DVD, shot... Read More

MUCC, JAPAN TOUR, 7 cities 2 days tour announcement

MUCC’S Album Japan tour <MUCC Tour 2013 ”Shangri-La”> is coming to an end with their last live show performing at NHK Hall 2DAYS on March 30th and 31st. In the midst of their final show they have announced their fall tour <MUCC 2DAYS CIRCUIT 2013 “Hypnos & Thanatos”>. Having the Takamatsu show be their main engagement, they will tour 7 major cities this coming fall. Their live show tour DVD「MUCC Tour 2013 ”Shangri-La”」which shows more vital performances... Read More

JROCK EVOLUTION / Alice Nine, MUCC, and Unite in Fierce Competition in Jakarta

Neo-Visual Kei bands participated in the live event tour “JROCK EVOLUTION 2012,” beginning on October 5th in Singapore. The 2nd stop on the tour was a performance in Jakarta held on October 7th at Skenoo Hall Jakarta Hall#B. This show featured MUCC and Unite, who also took part in the Singapore performance, as well as Alice. With all 3 bands vying for attention, the audience packed into the venue was overwhelmed. Live Information: “JROCK EVOLUTION 2012” “JROCK EVOLUTION... Read More

JROCK EVOLUTION 2012 / Kicking Off in Singapore TODAY!!

“JROCK EVOLUTION 2012” with a brilliant lineup of top V-ROCK bands is finally kicking off today 10/5/2012(Fri) in Singapore for its Asia Tour! Throughout the series of lives of including the stages in Asia, “JROCK EVOLUTION 2012” has a total lineup of all-star neo-visual rock bands—MUCC, Alice Nine, girugamesh, SuG, UNiTE. and D=OUT, consisted of 28 artists in total of 6 bands. After the kickoff in Singapore today, Asia Tour will continue on to Jakarta and Taiwan and... Read More

JROCK EVOLUTION / Announcement of Live in Taiwan & New Artist Lineup!

With the world premiere held at Tokyo DiverCity, “JROCK EVOLUTION 2012” has been receiving a tremendous amount of attention and support from around the world. New information for “JROCK EVOLUTION 2012” has been announced regarding an additional live in Taiwan and the updated artist lineup. The additional live in Taiwan will be held on 10/21 at Legacy Taipei with the artist lineup of MUCC, Alice Nine and girugamesh. This will be the very first time for girugamesh to participate... Read More

JROCK EVOLUTION 2012 / Proudly Presents Japan’s Exclusive Visual Bands to Asia -World, Get Ready for the Biggest JROCK Evolution Ever! -

“JROCK EVOLUTION 2012” Proudly Presents Japan’s Exclusive Visual Bands to Asia -World, Get Ready for the Biggest JROCK Evolution Ever! - <MUCC, Alice Nine, girugamesh, SuG, UNiTE., D-OUT> 6 of the representative Visual-kei bands of Japan will go on a tour in Japan and Asian countries! ■Touring around various countries in Asia Appearing in the Japanese music scene like a mutant genre in the late 1980′s, “visual-kei” (a.k.a. v-rock) is now a legitimate... Read More