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Artist:   IA  
Source:  Press Release
KAGEROU PROJECT EXHIBITION has been creating so much buzz around the US and now it comes to Kinokuniya San Francisco, the shrine of west coast anime heads and self-claimedOtaku in the Bay Area. Following up the successful runs in Seattle, New York, New Jersey and Chicago, Kinokuniya San Francisco will display 12 artworks by SHIDU who created the entire original characters of KAGEROU PROJECT, and set up a special merchandise booth filled with Kido, Ene, Shintaro and whole other character goods from Mekakushidan between June 1stand June 17th. Also, check the newest installment of the novel, “KAGEROU DAZE VI” by JIN;the special soundtrack boxset from “MEKAKUCITY ACTORS”, (the anime adoption of KAGEROU PROJECT) titled “MEKAKUCITY M's”; and “.dsd –SIDU Illustration Works 2011-2015”, the first art book by SHIDU with her rare and outstanding work. In addition, there will be a special concert movie screening on June 6th (Sat) from 4pm featuring JIN and MARiA (GARNiDELiA) among others from Mekakucity Live Concert, and IA's recent live appearance in Tokyo that was streamed via Niconico Live and watched by almost hundred thousand viewers in real time. Kinokuniya San Francisco is installing 110” jumbo screen to make this concert movie screening more close to live and theatrical experience! So, bring your friends and don't miss this wonderful opportunity!

“KAGEROU PROJECT EXHIBITION” will travel around the country and currently scheduled to go to Kinokuniya Santa Monica afterword (7/1-15)!

Please stay tuned for more updates!

WHAT:
“KAGEROU PROJECT EXHIBITION” Special Art Exhibition by the illustrator, SHIDU who created original KAGEROU PROJECT characters

WHERE/WHEN:
Kinokuniya Book Store San Francisco
1581 Webster St. (between Geary Blvd & Post St)
San Francisco, CA 94115 (map/directions)
Phone: 415-567-7625/ Fax: 415-567-4109
san_francisco@kinokuniya.com
Hours: Daily 10:30AM - 8:00PM

ADMISSION: FREE

ALSO:
Concert Movie Screening for IA/KAGEROU PROJECT
@Kinokuniya San Francisco June 6th (sat) 4pm~
Author: Sheila
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Artist:   VAMPS  
Source:  JAPAN EXPO 2015
On July 4th, VAMPS will be performing at JAPAN EXPO 2015 as Guest of Honor.
The event will take place at Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center in Paris, France, from July 2nd to July 5th.

More info and tickets here: http://www.japan-expo-paris.com/en/actualites/vamps-music-guest-of-honor_103483.htm
Author: Stefania
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Artist:   WING WORKS  
Source:  Press Release
On May 27th WING WORKS, the solo project of RYO:SUKE (ex Lolita 23q), will release a new single titled “RAVVE OF MY TRINITY”.
The CD will be available in 2 types: TYPE-α, a limited edition including a DVD, and TYPE-β, which will be CD only.
The Type α DVD will include behind-the-scene video footage of both highlights and lowlights of WING WORKS’ first international concert, which took place in Paris (France) on February 7th, 2015.

WING WORKS is embarking on its next genre-defying saga, revealing a new concept for its music; [HYBRID SHOCK MUSIC], in which the worlds of “cyber” and “loud rock” collide.
The title track, “RAVVE OF MY TRINITY,” fuses electro and loud rock over powerful female vocals, while the B-side “Time:Machine” is an intense dubstep hybrid with heavy guitar riffs, inspired by artists such as LIMP BIZKIT and KORN.

The explosive impact of RYO:SUKE’s new-generation sound has been gathering attention attention not only in the Vkei scene, but also from an ever-growing number of loud rock, EDM and dubstep fans worldwide.
With MEG (from ARTEMA) of loud rock/electronicore fame joining RYO:SUKE as co-producer on the lead track, WINGERs can look forward to a polished, full-scale sound production that transcends traditional genres.
Author: ladycaos
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Artist:   Alice Nine  
Source:  Press Release
Just like the title of their single, Phoenix, it's time for Alice Nine to raise from their ashes, reborn anew!

After restarting activity under the name of A9, on May 19th Alice Nine released a teaser movie as an official announcement of their comeback on August 23rd. You can watch it at the end of the page, but read the other announcements first!

On May 19th 2004, 11 years ago, Alice Nine stood on stage for the first time, and that is why they decided to announce their comeback on this date.

A9 will celebrate their comeback as Alice Nine, together with their 11th year anniversary, with a live at Toyosu Pit Tokyo on August 23rd.

For this anniversary commemoration, Alice Nine is going to sell a series of collaboration accessories with Velvet Lounge as a fanclub limited items. The fans will be able to choose among 2 colors for pendants and 5 colors for stones, making it a total of 10 types to choose from! It will truly be a great memory of Alice Nine's 11th anniversary, and if you want more info on how to join the new fanclub, you read here (in Japanese), while more info on the collaboration items can be found here.

Additionally, later in the year Alice Nine will embark on an Asian Tour. We'll report when we get more news! In the meantime, enjoy the video!

Author: ladycaos
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Artist:   LUNA SEA   X Japan   BUCK-TICK  
Source:  press release
LUNATIC FEST., hosted by LUNA SEA, is the craziest Japanese rock festival of all time.

The long-awaited final lineup of artists was announced on May 18, the day of the new moon.

Final artist lineup

June 27 (Sat) X JAPAN

June 28 (Sun) BUCK-TICK

LUNA SEA used to be affiliated with EXTASY RECORDS, which is run by X JAPAN, and LUNA SEA guitarist SUGIZO is currently an official member of X JAPAN.  The members of LUNA SEA were hugely influenced by BUCK-TICK who are their superiors.  LUNA SEA personally extended invitations to both X JAPAN and BUCK-TICK to complete this miraculous lineup.

LUNA SEA, X JAPAN, BUCK-TICK, and GLAY have all successfully played solo shows at Tokyo Dome.  These four bands are undisputed as top artists.  This kind of a festival that they will participate in has never been seen in the past.  On top of that, the freshest, most cutting edge artists of the modern Japanese music scene that respect LUNA SEA will also perform.  This will be the ultimate Japanese rock festival of all time.

This “greatest” and “craziest” rock festival of all time can only be put together by LUNA SEA.  The countdown has finally begun.


The opening acts will be announced on May 29.

The second round of presale tickets are currently available on the official website. 

LUNATIC FEST.: http://lunaticfest.com

LUNA SEA OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.lunaseareboot.jp

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lunaseareboot


LUNATIC FEST.

■Performing Artists

LUNA SEA (Both June 27 and 28)

June 27 (Sat)

X JAPAN, 9mm Parabellum Bullet, coldrain, SIAM SHADE, DIR EN GREY, DEAD END, the telephones, TOKYO YANKEES, 'Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas', LADIES ROOM, and an opening act

June 28 (Sun)

AION, [Alexandros], KA.F.KA, GLAY, D'ERLANGER, BUCK-TICK, minus (-), MUCC, Ling Tosite Sigure, ROTTENGRAFFTY, and an opening act

 

June 27 (Sat), June 28 (Sun)

Makuhari Messe Hall 1-4

DOORS OPEN: 9:30 / SHOW STARTS: 11:00 / END 20:00 (approximate time)

Ticket price: ¥15,000/day (including tax / ¥500 separate drink fee)

Reservations available until 18:00 on May 7 (Thu)

On sale: May 30 (Sat)

Inquiries: LUNATIC FEST. Executive Committee: 0180-993-122 (24-hour automated response system)
Author: Sheila
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Artist:   misaruka  
Source:  Starwave Records Newsletter
[2014.11.12 TSUTAYA O-WEST ~The Butterfly Effect~]

The DVD will include footage of all songs performed during Misaruka's oneman live at TSUTAYA O-WEST in Shibuya on November 12, 2014, including the piano acoustic performance and violin solo segment! Two types will be released, one for distribution and one available only at live venues!

March 4, 2015: available for pre-sale at live venues
May 27, 2015: on sale in stores
Disc number: SWMR-14
Label: Starwave Records
Distribution: FWD Inc.
Price: 4,320yen (tax in)
Runtime: 119 minutes
Limit 1000 copies

DVD Playlist:
01. -Juliet-
02. -Curse of contract-
03. -Prince-
04. -Forbidden-
05. -Jailer of Justice-
06. -In the dark-
07. -Rasen-
08. -L'oiseau blue-
09. -Segura-
10. -Violin Solo-
11. -jester-
12. -zakuro-
13. -violet-
14. -Calling-
15. -Armeria-
16. -Sin-
17. -Rogation-
18. -Last scene-
19. -My dear rose-
20. -The butterfly effect-
21. -Rosary-

To purchase, please visit the Online Shop!
Author: candyfields
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Date: 2015.05.06
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Artist:   Alice Nine  
Source:  Press Release
Alice Nine fans were already excited for their comeback, and now they got more to keep their eyes and ears busy! A new version of the video, making of... and do not forget the EP!

On April 1st, 2015 A9 released the new MV "PHOENIX" as a comeback single (as we announced here.
This month, on May 1st, A9 released another version of the MV through their official Youtube channel! This version of the MV was taken in one angle and in one cut and directed by Kizu hiroshi (P.I.C.S).
A9 published this video because they want their fans to be able to enjoy a full panoramic of the graphic in the video, something that could not be delivered through the previous, original version of MV.

You can enjoy「Phoenix」(Projection Mapping ver.) here below!




Together with the new MV version MV, A9 also revealed the MV making of video, in which the fans can see the creation process of "PHOENIX". Enjoy it here below!



Also, do not forget the EP! The title will be 『銀河ノヲト』(Ginga NO WO TO, Sound from galaxy) and it will be released in August and will also contain the song Phoenix. More details will be revealed at a later date!
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Date: 2015.05.04
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Artist:   KAMIJO  
Source:  Chateau Agency
KAMIJO World Tour 2015 -20th ANNIVERSARY BEST- SOUTH AMERICA

A dream tour to celebrate a special Kamijo 20 years carreer with set list including great songs from Versailles, LAREINE, NEWSODMY, KAMIJO (solo).



-Tour Date-

23 May 2015(Sat.) Sao Paulo, Brasil @ Clash Club
24 May 2015(Sun.) Santiago, Chile @ Blondie Club
26 May 2015(Tue.) Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Groove
29 May 2015(Fri.) Bogota, Colombia @ Ozzy
31 May 2015(Sun.) Mexico, Mexico @ Sala

-Support Member-
Guitar: Meku
Guitar: DAISHI
Bass: MASASHI
Drums: Shin Watanabe
Author: Yue
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