Author: Glenda Grande

ONE OK ROCK Pay Tribute to Chester Bennington

The day Chester Bennington left this world, a shock-wave of sadness and shock spread across the world. Fans of the late vocalist had voiced their heartbreak and shock on SNS, including several Japanese musicians who paid tribute to him in their own way. Among them was ONE OK ROCK, who were set to play with Linkin Park while they toured the US. Taka stated on his Instagram that Chester was one of the biggest reasons for OOR starting up. All the members were looking forward to playing together with their idols. Instead, they did a beautiful tribute during their...

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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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