Thursday, November 15, 2018

Introducing: SIGMA MEMORIA

Introducing: SIGMA MEMORIA

It's been a while since we did a band introduction, so we figured, "Why not introduce a band with some new tunes being released soon?" SIGMA MEMORIA (シグマメモリア) is a five-member ban ...

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Visual Japan Summit Day 2 Pt. 1

Visual Japan Summit Day 2 Pt. 1

VALS Emcees Tatsuro (MUCC) and George (LADIES ROOM) appeared on the Visual Stage to introduce the first band of Day 2, VALS. VALS is best known as the visual kei/dance hybrid proj ...

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More on Matenrou Opera’s “Chikyuu”

More on Matenrou Opera’s “Chikyuu”

Last month, we mentioned that Matenrou Opera was planning to release their fourth album, titled 「地球」(Chikyuu). At the time, no additional details had been announced, but recently, ...

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Matenrou Opera 4th Album “Chikyuu”

Matenrou Opera 4th Album “Chikyuu”

Matenrou Opera has announced a new album titled 「地球」 (Chikyuu), to be released on January 20th of next year. The album will be released in two versions: a limited edition with a 1 ...

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Matenrou Opera’s Oneman Tour

Matenrou Opera’s Oneman Tour

A while ago, we brought to you that Matenrou Opera were planning to release their latest single, "BURNING SOUL" this October. And if you're looking to see them live, you don't hav ...

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Matenrou Opera’s “BURNING SOUL”

Matenrou Opera’s “BURNING SOUL”

It's only been a day since we brought you Matenrou Opera's iTunes announcement, and now fans have another thing to look forward to--a new single! Scheculed for October 21st, you'l ...

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Matenrou Opera On iTunes

Matenrou Opera On iTunes

Fans of Matenrou Opera will soon have access to much of the band's music, regardless of where they live. Announced just yesterday, fans are already ecstatic about the business mov ...

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The Full beauty;tricker Fest Lineup

The Full beauty;tricker Fest Lineup

[beauty;tricker]'s ~渋谷が大変!~ (Shibuya ga Taihen!) will take place at livehouses throughout Shibuya on Monday, August 10th. Since the initial announcement in May, the lineup has bee ...

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Matenrou Opera’s 8-Minute Song Makes a Splash

Matenrou Opera’s 8-Minute Song Makes a Splash

Today, on July 20 at 0:00 JST, 摩天楼オペラ (Matenrou Opera) unleashed the water element with a digital single, and it sure is making a splash! The digital single is titled 『青く透明なこの神秘の海 ...

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Matenrou Opera’s Photo Exhibition

Matenrou Opera’s Photo Exhibition

Last month, 摩天楼オペラ (Matenrou Opera) finished up "The Fifth Element TOUR" a few weeks ago in June! Fans that were able to participate in the tour--if you already miss the good time ...

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DANGER CRUE Bands Come Together for COMMUNE

DANGER CRUE Bands Come Together for COMMUNE

Since their formation in the early 1980's, DANGER CRUE Records has managed and is currently managing many notable artists. To celebrate that, DANGER CRUE bands are coming together ...

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Matenrou Opera Releases the Elements

Matenrou Opera Releases the Elements

摩天楼オペラ (Matenrou Opera) has come up with a grand plan to harness the five elements of the world--ether, air, earth, water, fire--to create music for the birth of a new Gaia!  Thei ...

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Matenrou Opera’s Ayame to Give Lecture at University

Matenrou Opera’s Ayame to Give Lecture at University

It's not often you hear the words "visual kei" and "academics" in the same sentence, but Matenrou Opera's Ayame is an exception. On July 12th, Ayame will give a talk at the The Ky ...

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Matenrou Opera Opens Official Facebook Page

Matenrou Opera Opens Official Facebook Page

Matenrou Opera just kicked off their tour "The Fifth ELEMENT" in a rather social style. On May 6th, Matenrou Opera opened their official Facebook page. In less than 24 hours, it h ...

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NoGoD marks 10th year of their VOYAGE

NoGoD marks 10th year of their VOYAGE

2015 is a big year for NoGoD. The band released their first single, 「君に贈る不器用で身勝手な詩」(Kimi ni Okuru Bukiyou de Migatte na Uta) on November 12, 2005. This year, NoGoD is celebrating ...

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Matenrou Opera’s New Single and Tour

Matenrou Opera’s New Single and Tour

Matenrou Opera fans are going to have a busy spring. On April 8th, Matenrou Opera will release "ether" in just one type. It will only cost you 1200yen and is already available for ...

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New Years Live Digest

New Years Live Digest

Are you in Japan this holiday season and looking for a place to party when the ball drops? Japan isn't particularly known for Western-style parties on New Year's Eve. In fact, it ...

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Matenrou Opera’s mortal wound is music to our ears!

Matenrou Opera’s mortal wound is music to our ears!

  Hot off the heels of a new album and in the midst of touring, Matenrou Opera is showing no signs of slowing down! 致命傷 (Chimeishou), the band’s latest single, will be releas ...

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Matenrou Opera’s Third Album to Drop This September

Matenrou Opera’s Third Album to Drop This September

It's only been a few weeks since the release of 「隣に座る太陽」(Tonari ni Suwaru Taiyou), and Matenrou Opera is gearing up for their next release -- this time, their third album! "AVALON ...

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Nico Nico Nama – July 21-27

Nico Nico Nama – July 21-27

Readers, what do you watch in between Nico Nico Nama streams? Ernie's been bingeing on Netflix and just finished the entire Battlestar Galactica series in, like, two weekends. And ...

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