Author: Glenda Grande

Smileberry Announce New Members, Free Live Tour and New Single

A while back, the band made the sad announcement that 3 members of Smileberry would make their departure. Yuna (bass), Paru (guitar) and Charlie (drums) left the band after their live on May 31st, 2017. Soon after, the band announced that on July 1st, 2017, new members would be announced.  And they did! NoA has joined as their bassist, and Rio on drums. Not only did the band gain new members,  but they also will have a free live tour in August. They will also release their single “絶対LOVER” (Zettai LOVER) on August 9th, 2017. Check out their video...

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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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Solo project for Aki (Sadie)

After their live on 21st September 2015, the well-known visual kei band Sadie went on hiatus. Mao (vo) and Mizuki (gu) formed a new unit, The Thirteen and Tsurugi (gu) joined the new band RAZOR. So far, Aki (ba) participated in a session band and has now announced his solo project, “Axessory”. At the moment there isn’t much information available. However, he has opened an official twitter account and a homepage! You can find the homepage here: http://axessory.jp/ Follow them on twitter: https://twitter.com/axessory_jp We’re excited to see what Aki has in store for all of us!     Source: http://axessory.jp/...

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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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