Author: Glenda Grande

Japanese Musicians Pay Tribute to Chester Bennington

It was a shock to fans and musicians alike when they all heard the news that Chester Bennington, the frontman for Linkin Park, had committed suicide. Linkin Park has a very large presence in the Japanese music scene, and many artists and musicians have displayed their shock, giving tribute towards the beloved singer-songwriter. No…someone please tell me it’s not true — MasatoDavidHayakawa (@Masato_coldrain) 20 July 2017 チェスター嘘だろ… — HIZUMI_UMB (@hiz0302) 20 July 2017 Hizumi: “Chester, this can’t be true…” Trust me guys, we were thinking the same thing. Unfortunately, it is. Even MAN WITH A MISSION couldn’t believe it....

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SERAPH Announces Their Debut Single!

  SERAPH = The Sovereign Angel A new exciting Japanese musical duo has emerged! SERAPH is a self-produced musical duo consisting of Shinya (the drummer for one of Japan’s world renowned leading rock bands “DIR EN GREY”) and Moa (piano & vocal). This marks the first time Shinya has embarked on a solo project outside of DIR EN GREY. Moa’s identity is still shrouded in mystery. Elegantly combining philosophical and revealing lyrics, beautiful melodies and epic orchestra with ambient sounds, SERAPH’s music is a heavenly blend of these two powerhouse’s drums and piano skills. SERAPH will release their debut...

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X Japan Announces Tour Name Change, “X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X Acoustic Special Miracle 6 DAYS”

“I Can Only Live by Moving Forward. I Want a Goal to Live” X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X CONFIRMED! During a press conference held in Tokyo on June 9th, X Japan members Toshl, Pata, and Heath, along with host Udo Artists, Inc., announced that the “X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X” concerts in Japan at Osaka-jo Hall (July 11 and 12) and Yokohama Arena (July 14, 15, 16, and 17) will be performed as acoustic concerts. The title of the tour will be changed to “X JAPAN WORLD TOUR 2017 WE ARE X Acoustic...

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LM.C at AnimeFEST in August

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 30, 2017) – Visual kei rock band LM.C will perform at AnimeFest 2017, for the convention’s 25th anniversary. AnimeFEST is a four day event, which is held in Dallas, Texas from August 17-20 in Dallas, Texas. This will mark the fifth year since LM.C’s last performance in the United States. While at the convention, LM.C will hold a 60 minute concert and participate in a Q&A panel and multiple meet and greets. More details about the schedule will come in the near future. AnimeFEST takes place at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, with the concert being...

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LIVE REPORT: MUCC – 20TH ANNIVERSARY 97-17 FINAL (DAY 2) [ZEPP DIVERCITY TOKYO]

  In celebration of MUCC’s 20th anniversary they’ve announced a series of events showcasing their theme of ‘20’. So far 15 announcements have been made including a new album, two “Best Of” compilations, and a tour DVD. A Spring tour and a two-day tour final are also a part of this wonderful celebration. On the final day of the tour, excitement and love filled the venue as fans filed in and took their places. A buzzing of anticipation filled the air as the lights darkened without warning. Spotlights of green, blue, red and white spiralled across the crowd and...

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