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Gacharic Spin at Anime Matsuri 2019 (Live Report)

Gacharic Spin rocked Houston as the headliners for Anime Matsuri 2019 in their only international appearance for their 10th anniversary tour. It was the band’s third appearance as a musical...

OTAQUEST LIVE 2019 in Los Angeles – CAPSULE, CrazyBoy, Hiroomi Tosaka, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, m-flo (Live Report)

With props to last year’s event, OTAQUEST 2019 at the Novo upped the bar significantly from 2018, largely in part to the venue’s open area giving people the room to...

The GazettE – Live Report: “THE NINTH” Phase #04 -99.999- at The Wiltern Los Angeles

“Wow, where did all these visual kei kids come from?” I wondered as I watched a near-endless line of people head into the Wiltern Theatre for the GazettE’s THE NINTH...

ASTERISM – Live Report: First U.S. Tour at Club Los Globos L.A. (2019)

Japanese heavy metal band ASTERISM made their first-ever stop in Los Angeles on March 24, 2019, at Club Los Globos, the final show in their first U.S. tour which began...

PassCode 2016-2018 LIVE UNLIMITED PREMIUM BOX (Review)

The PassCode 2016-2018 LIVE UNLIMITED PREMIUM BOX Blu-ray set is a remarkable historical journey through the group’s recent evolution. Beautifully shot and edited, and presenting each concert uncut for the...

Reviews: Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017

Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017 June 30, 2017 “Japan Kawaii Live” w/ Aqours, THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS, Junna and Minori Suzuki from Walkure, Wake Up, Girls! July 1,...

Reviews: exist†trace – Royal Straight Magic

“Royal Straight Magic is bursting with energy from the unrelenting drumming, bountiful guitar melodies, bass rhythms and melodic vocals!” JaME: http://www.jame-world.com/us/articles-123931-existstrace-royal-straight-magic.html “exist†trace’s Royal Straight Magic is a dose of pure...

Reviews: We Are X (Film)

“A roller coaster ride of emotions and a spectacular inside look at the band… props to director Stephen Kijak for capturing the essence of X JAPAN so brilliantly.” JaME: http://www.jame-world.com/us/articles-122955-x-japan-quot-we-are-x-quot-film-review.html...

Reviews: Yoko Hamasaki – Blue Forest

“Releasing her first solo project in six years, Hamasaki Yoko’s Blue Forest, a collection of seven songs, enchants with whimsical chimes and ethereal vocals that will entertain listeners whilst showing...

Reviews: exist†trace – THIS IS NOW

“BLAST” is one of Jyou’s finest and most passionate performances, and miko loads the lyrics of “THIS IS NOW” with potent, emotional imagery. JRock247: http://jrock247.com/2016/03/exist-trace-this-is-now-review “The mini-album’s title track ‘THIS...

Reviews: BO-PEEP – Thank You

“BO-PEEP’s latest CD THANK YOU opens with rocket-fueled, fast-paced guitar fury from Mika Yoshimura in “Hello”. Mika’s shrill vocals push you off balance, but that’s the point. BO-PEEP is unapologetically...

Reviews: URBANGARDE- Showa 90

“Showa 90‘s dark, dystopian view is full of shocking, scary stories pulled from the shadows of Japan’s outwardly perfect society, but in true URBANGARDE style, they’re perfectly balanced by instant...

Reviews: BAND-MAID – New Beginning

“Reminiscent of Wolfmother’s debut CD, this is a band that’s found its sweet spot and is super-clear about what they’re about.” “Vocalist Saiki is killing it on “Arcadia Girl”, probably...

Reviews: YOUSEI TEIKOKU – Shadow Corps(e)

“SHADOW CORPS[e] represents an exciting new step for a band that’s always on the move. From the deliciously horrifying ‘Shirogane Bara Kitan’ to the dramatic instrumental stylings of ‘ancient moonlit...

Reviews: YANAKIKU – YANAKIKU no Enban

Selective Hearing: http://selective-hearing.com/yanakiku-yanakiku-no-enban-review

Reviews: TsuShiMaMiRe – Mamire

NekoPOP: http://jrock247.com/2015/01/tsushimamire-mamire-review Selective Hearing: http://selective-hearing.com/album-review-tsu-shi-ma-mi-re-mamire

Reviews: exist†trace – WORLD MAKER

Visual Kei Heaven http://www.visualkeiheaven.us/2014/12/exist-trace-world-maker-review.html JRock247: http://jrock247.com/2014/09/exist-trace-world-maker-review JaME: http://jame-world.com/us/articles-112010-existstrace-world-maker.html

Reviews: Budo Grape – Amsterdam

JRock247 http://jrock247.com/2014/06/budo-grape-amsterdam-review 91.8 The Fan http://918thefan.com/2014/beats-by-bossanova-budo-grape-amsterdam Kirin Works http://kirinworks.com/BudoGrape_-_Amsterdam.html

Reviews: FROM ADAM ON DOWN – Forbidden Fruit

Sparkplugged http://sparkplugged.net/2014/06/from-adam-on-down-forbidden-fruit-album-review 91.8 The Fan http://918thefan.com/2014/beats-by-bossanova-from-adam-on-down-forbidden-fruit

Reviews: exist†trace – Spiral Daisakusen

JRock247 http://jrock247.com/2014/05/exist-trace-spiral-daisakusen-review JaME http://www.jame-world.com/us/articles-110703-existstrace-spiral-daisakusen.html

Reviews: DAZZLE VISION – FINAL ATTACK

http://jrock247.com/2014/03/dazzle-vision-final-attack-review/

Reviews: WHITE ASH – Ciao, Fake Kings

WHITE ASH performed the OP theme for Japanese anime Gatchaman Crowds. JRock247: http://jrock247.com/2013/12/white-ash-ciao-fake-kings-review/ Sparkplugged: http://sparkplugged.net/2014/01/white-ash-album-review-ciao-fake-kings/

Reviews: URBANGARDE – Koi to Kakumei to URBANGARDE

JRock247: http://jrock247.com/2013/07/urbangarde-koi-to-kakumei-to-urbangarde-review

Reviews: exist†trace – DIAMOND

JRock247: http://jrock247.com/2013/06/exist-trace-diamond-review Femme Metal Webzine: http://www.femmemetalwebzine.net/2014/03/11/exist%E2%80%A0trace-diamond-maxi-single-2013