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Date: 2015.08.24
Artist:   KAMIJO  
Source:  Press Release
KAMIJO is coming on «Line Stickers\"! Firs artist to make a worldwide «official line sticker» release from Warner Music Japan! Kamijo line account will open on the same day.

KAMIJO – who is celebrating his 20th anniversary from his debut this year - will release his first “Official Line Sticker”. His official Line Account will open on the same day.

The Official Line Sticker will feature a charmingly cartooned KAMIJO with various expressions and phrases including his fan-favorite phrase, “Bonjour!”.

KAMIJO OFFICIAL LINE Sticker will be on sale at LINE App’s “Creator’s Market” from August 20. 40 stickers will be included in the pack and sold at 120yen (50 coin)

This LINE Sticker will be available worldwide, and KAMIJO will be the first artist on Warner Music Japan to be released globally.

Check the LINE Sticker Shop

Also KAMIJO will open his official line account from August 20.
Add him on your Line account to receive exclusive information!

KAMIJO Official Line Account

What is LINE?
LINE is a communication app which you can enjoy free messaging and free voice/video calls.

KAMIJO 20th Anniversary Special Website

Release Information
KAMIJO «Royal Blood ~Revival Best~\"
Release Date: 2015/7/15

CD+DVD Limited Deluxe Edition (Slipcase w/ Photo booklet)
WPZL-31045/6 ¥4,000+tax
*limited edition included track-by-track album notes written by Kamijo himself.

Standard Version
WPCL-12157 ¥3,000+tax

All Time Best Album in celebration of his 20th anniversary.

KAMIJO «20th Anniversary All Time Best ~Kakumei no Keifu~\"
Release Date: 2015/6/10
Author: Sheila
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Date: 2015.08.23
Artist:   VAMPS  
Today VAMPS announced the annual HALLOWEEN PARTY!
This year's event will take place in Kobe on October 17 and October 18, and at Makuhari Messe (Chiba) from October 23 to October 25.


World Memorial Hall (Kobe) - October 17-18
Open 16:00 / Start 17:00

Makuhari Messe, Exhibition Halls 9-11 (Chiba) - October 23, 24, 25
Open 15:30 / Start 17:00

[Artist Lineup]


10/24 - VAMPS / BREAKERZ / Momoiro Clover Z / Kishidan / HALLOWEEN JUNKY ORCHESTRA
and more…

¥ 9,300 (tax included)

August 25 - August 31
■ HALLOWEEN PARTY 2015 special site
August 25 - August 31
■ HYDE mobile site "HYDERoom"
September 1 - September 6
■ Pia
September 1 - September 6
■ uP !!!
September 1 - September 6

[General availability]
October 4, 10:00 AM

There are also special accommodation offers, with prices ranging from 14.000 to 21.700 yen. Please check the official website:
Author: Stefania
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Date: 2015.08.16
Artist:   MeteoroiD  
Source:  Press Release
MeteoroiD's latest activities include a new single and new Instagram profiles!

“Tori Kago no Sarasoju wa Shika no Hana” is the 4th single since the band changed its name and concept from METEOROID to MeteoroiD.
It will come in two types; Type A will feature the title track and its music video, while Type B will feature the title track along with an additional song.
Both types will be released on September 2, 2015, and will cost 1,200 yen each.
The single is currently available for pre-order on, so overseas fans will be able to get it too!

You can also enjoy a short preview of the PV here below!

Also, four of the members of MeteoroiD are now on Instagram! Here are the addresses to follow them on the popular social network.

Gt. Mikado: meteo_mikado
Gt. Machi: meteo_machi
Ba. Ral: meteo_ral
Dr. Tomoya: meteo_tomoya

Author: ladycaos
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Source:  Press Release
Tomoyasu Hotei has announced the release of his new album 'Strangers', the first international release of his stellar career on October 16th through Spinefarm Records. The album features an array of impressive guests including the godfather of punk Iggy Pop, Emigrate/Rammstein's Richard Z. Kruspe, Bullet For My Valentine's Matt Tuck, Noko from UK electronic band pioneers Apollo 440, and acclaimed Texan singer Shea Seger.

Having sold more than 40 million records in his native Japan,Tomoyasu Hotei is best known around the world for his original song, ‘Battle Without Honor Or Humanity’, instantly recognisable as the theme from Quentin Tarantino's film Kill Bill, and included here as the dramatic closing track.
'Strangers' demonstrates Tomoyasu Hotei's diversity as a songwriter and virtuoso guitarist, mixing instrumental epics with contemporary masterpieces such as ‘Move It’, an upbeat industrial thumper featuring Emigrate/Rammstein guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe on vocals, following on from Richard's ‘Silent So Long’ album – his second release in front of the microphone with his new band Emigrate.

Opening the album with the eerie surf-inspired instrumental ‘Medusa’, 'Strangers' is a body of work with a wide-ranging sonic palette, ripe with cinematic drama as displayed to huge effect on the atmospheric ‘Kill To Love You’, a dark and emotive track featuring Bullet For My Valentine's Matt Tuck on vocals as you've never heard him before.

With the abrasive roar of Iggy Pop on two tracks, including recent single ‘How The Cookie Crumbles’, alongside vocal contributions from Noko and Shea Seger, the unifying nature ofTomoyasu Hotei's guitar work and electronic wizardry produces a genuinely unique, futuristic, thoughtful and diverse album – equal parts rock, dance, punk and electro.
Tomoyasu Hotei comments, "British rock has always been a great source of inspiration to me and now living in London with a fresh start, ‘Strangers’ allows me to take a step out of this new and relatively anonymous space to introduce myself. A stranger to many, remembering the days when I was young and just starting out, playing gigs to a room of only 20 people, I want to connect with people individually and let them understand me through my music.”

The album has writing and production credits including Youth (Pink Floyd, Verve, Killing Joke), Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Paolo Nutini) and Stephen Lipson (Jeff Beck, Grace Jones, Hans Zimmer).
Tomoyasu Hotei's career began over 30 years ago in the early 80s as the guitarist in the legendary Japanese rock band BOØWY (pronounced Boy), who enjoyed phenomenal success and are one of the most popular Japanese rock acts of all time. In 1988, Tomoyasu Hotei established himself as a solo artist, kicking off this new chapter with the album ‘Guitarhythm’, recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London.

Sought-after as a collaborator both in the studio and on stage, Tomoyasu Hotei has previously joined forces with music royalty such as David Bowie, Andy Mackay (Roxy Music), INXS, Blondie, Joni Mitchell, Darren Price (Underworld) and more recently performed with The Rolling Stones on their 50th Anniversary tour.
Now living in London to focus on his international career, Tomoyasu Hotei has headlined sold-out shows in the capital at the Roundhouse (2012), and Shepherd's Bush Empire (2013), and recently played a one-off intimate show at The Lexington, North London, to showcase 'Strangers' material; here, he was joined by album guests Apollo 440 and the alluring Shea Seger on vocals.

Author: Sheila
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Date: 2015.08.11
Artist:   Yoshiki   X Japan  
Source:  Press Release
YOSHIKI CHANNEL Opens on Nico Nico Video! There will be a live stream of premium dinner show exclusively for the channel members!

YOSHIKI CHANNEL is renewed on Nico Nico Video, One of Japan's major video platforms.

To celebrate its launch, the channel will live-stream the premium dinner show on August 14th (Fri), and 15th (Sat), which is to be held exclusively for the channel's premium members (paid membership required).
The channel will stream exclusive live shows and distribute links for movies and mail magazines.

*Paid membership is available only in Japan.

Do not take your eyes off of this channel since it is going to air behind the scenes footages, Yoshiki\'s live appearance, and surprise events.


Channel Membership : 864yen (tax-in) / month
*Paid membership is available only in Japan.

Devices Avaialble : PC, iPad, iPhone, Android (Nico Nico App), Mobile phone

EVENING WITH YOSHIKI IN TOKYO JAPAN 2015» Dinner Show Live Streaming

YOSHIKI CHANNEL Opening Celebration ~ Dinner Show live streaming SP Day1 ~
8/14(Fri) 16:00~22:00 (Scheduled)
YOSHIKI CHANNEL Opening Celebration ~ Dinner Show live streaming SP Day2 ~
8/15(Sat) 16:00~22:00 (Scheduled)

Time Table :
16:00 YOSHIKI MV&Live Video
20:00 Premium Dinner Show «EVENING WITH YOSHIKI IN TOKYO JAPAN 2015\"
Live Streaming (Part of a whole program)
*There will be some free part.
Author: Sheila
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Artist:   Sebastiano Serafini  
Source:  Press Release
Have you been keeping up with Sebastiano Serafini's activities recently?

Ecthelion may have disbanded, however Sebastiano is continuing in his solo career. "I BLEED", released in June, is his most recent song, and you can watch the PV here below.

Once again, such great result was possible thanks to the help of several talented artists.

As you will notice by watching the video, Visual Kei guitarists Kisashi (ex Ecthelion) and Rian (the LOTUS) make a guest appearance!
Other guests include models Megumi Munakata, Rinrin Doll and Roa, along with Mexican Top Youtuber Miranda Ibañez. Makeup artist Imota Motoki adds glitz and glamor, while the cast dazzles in the latest fashions from Valentino, Kris Van Assche, BLK DNM, and Tom Ford.

The PV was produced by Sebastiano Serafini and directed by Claudio D'Avascio, and includes a subtle yet stunning using of CG for the robot, while clever cinematography tricks employed by REIJI and Matt Pellizzari make Sebastiano and the other performers look distorted to match the tempo throughout the song.
Last but not least, illustrator Max Rambaldi adds his unique talents to create the single's signature cover.

The single is available on iTunes here and on Amazon here.
Author: ladycaos
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