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Press Release: URBANGARDE releases first animated music video “BAERUNA” directed by Danjou Oozora

November 30, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE URBANGARDE has released their first animated music video “BAERUNA”, directed by popular digital animator Danjou Oozora.

Press Release: PIRANICA gazes at “Towers” in first mini-album Hatsumini

November 27, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PIRANICA — the new Nagoya-based band formed by Budo Grape leader Hidehiko Nagai and vocalist/pianica player Keroyon — has released a new music video...

Press Release: YouTube Originals releases teaser for “YOSHIKI: Under The Sky” premiering December 23

November 20, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YouTube Originals has revealed the first glimpse of “YOSHIKI: UNDER THE SKY”, a global livestream music documentary special. Presented by acclaimed composer, drummer, and...

Press Release: Wasuta chases delicious desires in new MV “Seidaku Awasete Itadaku Nya”

November 3, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese pop idol group Wasuta (The World Standard) has released their new music video “Seidaku awasete itadaku nya” (“Take the good with the bad”)...

Press Release: Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM) Announces Free Worldwide Livestream of 3-Day Music Showcase

October 28, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM) will present its annual music showcase on November 4-6. The three-day event will be livestreamed for music fans worldwide...

Press Release: YOSHIKI Fashion Photobook “XY” to be released in November

October 8, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kodansha will release the new high-art photobook “XY” featuring rock star and fashion icon YOSHIKI on his birthday, November 20, 2020.

BRATS – Interview: Memeon Music (2020)

“I don’t know what will happen in the future, but I want to stay connected to music forever. I want us to earn a spot in people’s hearts so they...

BRATS – Interview: JaME (2020)

“We realized that if you took music away from us, out of our lives, there’s nothing left. It’s become connected to everything, really. As sisters, we’re linked together in that...

BRATS – Interview: JRock News (2020)

“It’s important to me to show that there is truth in dark emotions, too. We can’t just be girls showing “nice” things all the time. We all have different passions...

Press Release: “Disney – My Music Story: YOSHIKI” premieres exclusively on Disney+ Japan

September 28, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE International rock star/composer YOSHIKI stars in “Disney – My Music Story: Yoshiki”, now premiering exclusively on the Disney+ Japan streaming service and expected for...

Press Release: Numero Tokyo lands rock star YOSHIKI for special cover

September 24, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE International rock star and fashion innovator YOSHIKI lends his provocative artistic aura to the cover of Numero Tokyo for their November issue on sale...

Press Release: Legendary Japanese Rock Band BUCK-TICK Celebrates New Album with “ABRACADABRA LIVE ON THE NET”

September 11, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LEGENDARY JAPANESE ROCK BAND BUCK-TICK CELEBRATES NEW ALBUM WITH “ABRACADABRA LIVE ON THE NET” LIVESTREAM ON SEPTEMBER 21 Legendary Japanese rock band BUCK-TICK will...

Press Release: URBANGARDE spreads subculture online for Utsu Fes 2020

September 11, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE URBANGARDE’s yearly subculture music event Utsu Fes (“Depression Festival”) will be transmitted online this year.

Press Release: FAKY releases dreamy music video for new single “Darling (Prod. GeG)”

September 3, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese dance/vocal group FAKY has released the music video for their latest song “Darling (Prod. GeG)”. The mellow love song was created in collaboration...

Press Release: YOSHIKI stars in Attack on Titan-themed commercial as super-powered drum titan

SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI STARS IN ATTACK ON TITAN-THEMED COMMERCIAL AS SUPER-POWERED DRUM TITAN Japanese rock star YOSHIKI transforms into a super-powered titan in the new “ATTACK...

Press Release: ST. VINCENT teams with YOSHIKi to reimagine “New York”

August 28, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Multiple Grammy-winning artist ST. VINCENT has partnered with international rock star/composer YOSHIKI to craft a fresh version of her song “New York”, released August...

Press Release: BRATS reveal “Forget Me Not” MV from upcoming album Karma

August 27, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese rock band BRATS has revealed their music video “Forget Me Not”, the final new song to emerge from their upcoming second album Karma....

Press Release: a-nation 2020 livestream will feature Ayumi Hamasaki, Daichi Miura, Koda Kumi, and more

AUGUST 24, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “a-nation” – JAPAN’S LARGEST SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL – ANNOUNCES 5 STAGES TO STREAM WORLDWIDE AUGUST 29 Star-Studded 2020 Lineup Includes ayumi hamasaki, Daichi Miura,...

Press Release: ONE OK ROCK Announces Field of Wonder Livestream Stadium Concert on October 11

AUGUST 24, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ONE OK ROCK has announced the Field of Wonder virtual concert, an online concert experience with a full stadium production at ZOZO Marine Stadium...

We Are X named Official Selection of Beijing International Film Festival

The award-winning rock music film We Are X – the critically-acclaimed documentary about the rock group X Japan – will be presented as an Official Selection of the 2020 Beijing...

Press Release: FLOW to perform “Anime Shibari Online” worldwide livestream concert on August 7

July 31, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FLOW TO PERFORM “ANIME SHIBARI ONLINE” WORLDWIDE LIVESTREAM CONCERT ON AUGUST 7 ANIME-ONLY MUSIC EVENT INCLUDES THEMES FROM NARUTO, CODE GEASS, EUREKA SEVEN PLUS...

Press Release: BRATS to release second album Karma on September 30

July 23, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese rock band BRATS will release their second full album titled Karma on September 30.

Press Release: Summer Sonic 2020 Archive Festival to stream X Japan set from 2011

July 20, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Summer Sonic will stream X Japan’s legendary 2011 performance on the event’s YouTube channel along with sets from Green Day (2012), Nine Inch Nails...

Press Release: Wasuta celebrates summertime with new MV “Sunday! Sunshine!”

July 15, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) has premiered their new MV “Sunday! Sunshine!” on their official YouTube Channel. The “Sunday! Sunshine!” MV, with...

Press Release: BRATS announces limited-audience concerts and worldwide livestreams in August

July 10, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese rock band BRATS has announced their return to live performances with a set of limited-audience concerts in August.

Press Release: exist†trace announces new mini-album The Only Garden

June 21, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Visual kei rock band exist†trace has announced their new mini-album The Only Garden, due for release on July 29, 2020. The Only Garden is...

Press Release: Yoshikitty defeats Hello Kitty to win No.1 in France, Germany, and Brazil, No.2 in China

June 9, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKITTY DEFEATS HELLO KITTY TO WIN NO.1 IN FRANCE, GERMANY, AND BRAZIL, NO.2 IN CHINA BELOVED CHARACTER REACHES THE TOP 10 FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT...

Press Release: Minamino Rock Festival 2020 to stream worldwide on June 10

June 7, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Minamino Rock Festival 2020 to stream worldwide on June 10 Producer of Nitroplus soundtracks was slain in random knife attack in 2012 Performances by...

Press Release: BACK-ON to stream no-audience concert worldwide, with first 30 minutes free on YouTube

June 3, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BACK-ON TO STREAM NO-AUDIENCE CONCERT WORLDWIDE, WITH FIRST 30 MINUTES FREE ON YOUTUBE — Anime themes include Gundam Build Fighters, Eyeshield 21, Fairy Tail,...

Press Release: BRATS release studio recording video of new track “Jigyakusei Loop”

May 30, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BRATS have released the music video for “Jigyakusei Loop”, the band’s 5th straight new song of 2020. The behind-the-scenes footage shows BRATS members Rei...