Monday, December 17, 2018

[Interview] umbrella on “Darwin”

[Interview] umbrella on “Darwin”

umbrella is a band that you may be familiar with for different reasons - maybe you're into a darker side of Visual kei. Maybe you followed vocalist Yui from his previous band, Lok ...

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umbrella to Release 1st Full Album

umbrella to Release 1st Full Album

It only took them 8 years, but umbrella is finally putting out their first full album. On May 30, umbrella will release their first full album "Darwin" (ダーウィン) for 3,240 yen. It w ...

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Get umbrella For February

Get umbrella For February

Looking for some new umbrella music? Then you'll want to be on the look-out starting February 17th. アラン (Aran) is their third single, and you'll find a mix of positive, serious, a ...

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umbrella’s “Kinematograph” + Anime North Appearance

umbrella’s “Kinematograph” + Anime North Appearance

It's been a while since we've talked about umbrella, hasn't it? It's been almost two years since their last mini album, 「モノクローム」(Monochrome) dropped, and this June, you'll have to ...

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DEAD WEST Strikes Again

DEAD WEST Strikes Again

Western vkei bands continue to duke it out in this new compilation album from DANGER CRUE Records. 「DEAD WEST VOL. 2~西日本V BATTLE!~」 (Nishi-Nihon V BATTLE!) goes on sale today, Oct ...

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Crimson Shiva’s “Shokugan” Single Release

Crimson Shiva’s “Shokugan” Single Release

Crimson Shiva isn't going to have a quiet summer. After the release  of their first full album, "Pandora," back in February of this year, fans were left waiting for more. Now, wit ...

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Recent Releases: Digest for 5/14

Recent Releases: Digest for 5/14

Yet another Wednesday of exciting v-kei releases has gone by, and Shattered-Tranquility is here to tell you alllll about them. We've got some heidi, some Zonbi, and even a collabo ...

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KANSAI ROCK SUMMIT’14 EXPLOSION CIRCUIT

KANSAI ROCK SUMMIT’14 EXPLOSION CIRCUIT

Wow. Let's take a moment to let this sink in. 6 Venues. 49 Bands. One Day. ...

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Umbrella is Knocking at Your Door…With a New Single!

Umbrella is Knocking at Your Door…With a New Single!

Exciting news for you umbrella fans! It's been about half a year since umbrella released their last piece of work, and now it's time for something new. Umbrella has announced a wh ...

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Black Klaxon’s First Album

Black Klaxon’s First Album

In mid-September, Black Klaxon released their fourth single, "Loveless", and they're still going strong! The band will be the taking the new year on full force with the release of ...

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Second Mini Album for Umbrella

Second Mini Album for Umbrella

umbrella, whom will be attending Anime North this coming weekend with Awoi, and are still at Otafest 2013 in Calgary today, have announced they'll be rereleasing their second mini ...

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Awoi and Umbrella to attend Anime North

Awoi and Umbrella to attend Anime North

Well, this is certainly big news! Announced earlier in February and today, Anime North, a fan-run convention in Toronto, Canada, will be hosting two bands, sponsored by JRock Nort ...

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umbrella’s ‘Monochrome’ Previews

umbrella’s ‘Monochrome’ Previews

Little by little umbrella is building the hype for their second mini-album, due out in October. Recently, they uploaded preview clips for the tracks of 'Monochrome' onto their Mys ...

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Details on umbrella’s second mini-album

Details on umbrella’s second mini-album

Back in July, we updated about umbrella's second mini-album that was scheduled for release this fall. Details are now available! Once again, the mini-album is called 「モノクローム」 (Mon ...

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Second Mini-Album for Umbrella

Second Mini-Album for Umbrella

Umbrella has a new mini-album, 「モノクローム」 (MONOCHROME), planned for the fall season. The full details aren't out yet, but there will be 7 tracks in all, and it will be ¥2,500. There ...

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Starwave Records vol. 2

Starwave Records vol. 2

To celebrate the label's second anniversary, Starwave Records is releasing its second omnibus album! The compilation includes ten tracks by artists signed to Starwave Records. Sev ...

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A Proper Introduction: umbrella

A Proper Introduction: umbrella

We've mentioned this band a few times before, and they're releasing a new single! A proper introduction would be nice, yeah? Umbrella formed back in March 14th, 2010 and they main ...

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Umbrella’s new single

Umbrella’s new single

Umbrella will be releasing a new single on December 1st, called 五月雨 (Samidare, Early Summer Rain). The tracks are: Samidare Single 01.) 五月雨 (Samidare) 02.) ギザギザ回路 (Giza Giza Kairo ...

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umbrella’s 1st mini album

umbrella’s 1st mini album

umbrella will be releasing their first mini album 「アマヤドリ」(Amayadori) on July 1st. The mini album will contain 7 songs, an 8 pages booklet and is limited to 500 copies. The trackli ...

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LIX. Changes Name

LIX. Changes Name

Thanks to Mateluhi for sending it in. After the departure of three of the members of LIX. on September 25th, the guitarist Yuu decided to change the name of the band. LIX. have of ...

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