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The Last Rockstars Yoshiki Hyde Miyavi Sugizo

Press Release: YOSHIKI, HYDE, SUGIZO, and MIYAVI form J-Rock Supergroup THE LAST ROCKSTARS

J-Rock superstars YOSHIKI, HYDE, SUGIZO, and MIYAVI have announced the formation of a new supergroup called THE LAST ROCKSTARS, with tour dates announced for early 2023 in Japan and the...

Press Release: Cover artist Jeehyung Lee’s creator-owned comic launches new Kickstarter campaign

November 4, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVER ARTIST JEEHYUNG LEE’S CREATOR-OWNED COMIC LAUNCHES NEW KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN DARK SUPERNATURAL THRILLER “GUMAA – THE BEGINNING OF HER” RETURNS AFTER SUCCESSFUL FIRST CAMPAIGN...

Media Alert: YOSHIKI suddenly cancels on-stage performance in Mexico

MEDIA ALERT October 21, 2022 JAPANESE ROCK STAR YOSHIKI ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF HIS PERFORMANCE WITH SARAH BRIGHTMAN IN MEXICO TONIGHT Japanese rock star and classical composer YOSHIKI announced on Twitter...

Press Release: THE SPELLBOUND release new outro theme for Golden Kamuy anime

October 3, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese rock band THE SPELLBOUND’s new single, “SUBETE GA SOKO NI ARIMASU YOU NI。” – the ending song for season four of the TV...

Update: BRATS comment on the release of “Spiderweb” music video

October 2, 2022 Japanese girls rock band BRATS drops a serious note in their new song “Spiderweb’, commenting on the trap of getting tangled up in social media feuds. Whole...

Press Release: Dazzle Vision releases full discography on streaming platforms worldwide

September 24, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese hard rock/screamo band DAZZLE VISION has added their full discography to streaming platforms worldwide. The group gained international popularity on YouTube for vocalist...

Press Release: BRATS to release crowdfunded single Spiderweb worldwide September 16

September 2, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE After a successful crowdfunding campaign earlier this year, Japanese girl rock band BRATS will release their new song “Spiderweb” on September 16. Promising a...

Media Alert: Rare Early Work from Comic Artist Walter Geovani – Now Crowdfunding on Indiegogo

June 22, 2022 MEDIA ALERT Walter Geovani — the artist of Dynamite’s acclaimed run on Red Sonja with Gail Simone — has launched a new Indiegogo campaign for Andrea-D, one...

Press Release: Bilibili livestream anisong concert July 17 – feat. T.M. Revolution, May’n, Granrodeo, Liella!, and more

June 19, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BILIBILI MACRO LINK – STARPHASE 2022 ANISONG CONCERT WILL LIVESTREAM WORLDWIDE ON JULY 17 Performers include GRANRODEO, Maaya Uchida, May’n, T.M.Revolution, and more! Asia’s...

Press Release: YOSHIKI Partners with Coca-Cola Japan to Launch New Energy Drinks “Real Gold X” and “Real Gold Y”

May 16, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese rock star and leader of X JAPAN, YOSHIKI, has become the first ever artist to partner with Coca-Cola Japan to launch energy drinks....

Media Alert: YOSHIKI and Coca-Cola tease secret new project

Japanese rock star YOSHIKI and multinational beverage brand Coca-Cola have teased a secret new project to be revealed next week. This announcement comes shortly after YOSHIKI announced a partnership with...

Bleed Them Dry Sake / Yoshitaka Amano Limited Edition – Review (Omnibus Collector)

Ryley the Omnibus Collector gives a retrospective of Yoshitaka Amano’s varied career including the new Bleed Them Dry sake. Watch on YouTube:

X Japan Leader YOSHIKI Reveals Fan-Favorite Hello Kitty Style Icon ‘yoshikitty’ to Compete in Worldwide Sanrio Character Ranking Contest

April 8, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE X Japan Leader YOSHIKI Reveals Fan-Favorite Hello Kitty Style Icon ‘yoshikitty’ to Compete in Worldwide Sanrio Character Ranking...

Interview: David Nakayama – Marvel Comic Book Cover Artist

The Pressable Defects sit down with hot concept art and comic book cover artist David Nakayama, talking about his new work on Red Sonja, Spider-Gwen, Venom, and whole bunch of...

Bleed Them Dry Sake / Yoshitaka Amano Limited Edition – Review (Near Mint Condition)

Near Mint Condition reviews the new Bleed Them Dry sake with artwork created by Yoshitaka Amano and the graphic novel published by Vault Comics. Watch on YouTube:

Press Release: Nagoya’s “dreampop” duo PIRANICA releases MV from upcoming album YAWARAWARA

March 16, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PIRANICA has released the trippy, ethereal music video for “Sora no Ue” (“Above the Sky”) from their upcoming album YAWARAWARA, coming out on March...

Press Release: YOSHIKI donates 10 million yen to humanitarian aid for Ukraine

March 1, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese rock star YOSHIKI has donated 10 million yen (appx. $87,000) to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Emergency Assistance Fund launched by Rakuten chairman Hiroshi...

Press Release: Award-winning X Japan Documentary “We Are X” Now Streaming in the U.S. on Amazon Prime Video

February 25, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AWARD-WINNING X JAPAN DOCUMENTARY WE ARE X NOW AVAILABLE ON PRIME VIDEO “If We Are X proves anything, it’s that rock bands can experience...

Pressable Defects – Comic Book Spec, News, and Commentary (YouTube Trailer)

New trailer for the Pressable Defects YouTube Channel. YouTube’s Hottest, Wildest, Unfiltered Comic Book Show! Join Matt Forge, DaButcha105, and Guy Forge for the latest on comic book news, TV...

Press Release: Olympic Figure Skater Mana Kawabe to Perform with YOSHIKI’s “Miracle” on Feb. 17

February 16, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mana Kawabe, representing Japan in figure skating at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, will be free skating to “Miracle”, composed by YOSHIKI, on February...

Press Release: BRATS launch crowdfunding campaign for high-tech music video project

Japanese girls rock band BRATS has launched a crowdfunding campaign to produce a new music video in early 2022. The music video for their new single will be produced at...

Interview: Peach Momoko – Marvel Stormbreaker artist and creator of Demon Days (2021)

“The type of characters I like in general are confident, erotic, sexy women. I understand the criticism of men drawing females too ‘sexy’, but personally I think it’s great to...

Press Release: TIMM 2021 Music Showcase to Livestream Worldwide for 3 Days on November 1st-3rd

October 28, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Tokyo International Music Market will livestream their annual music showcase to fans worldwide on Nov 1-3, 2021. The three-day event, presented in conjunction...

BRATS Rei Kuromiya Doudatte Yokatta

Press Release: BRATS release anime-style music video for Doudatte Yokatta

October 26, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese rock band BRATS has released an anime-style music video for their popular song “Doudatte Yokatta”. For the new visual style, the band collaborated...

Press Release: French luxury brand Baccarat selects YOSHIKI to design Harcourt Glass

October 1, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1841-2021. From the top of its hexagonal foot and its triple-buttoned leg, the Harcourt glass celebrates its 180th anniversary this year. Born under Louis-Philippe,...

Press Release: Macross Frontier Concert with May’n and Megumi Nakajima to livestream worldwide Nov. 10

September 23, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MACROSS FRONTIER CONCERT “MACROSS F GALAXY LIVE 2021 REVENGE” TO LIVESTREAM WORLDWIDE ON NOVEMBER 10 MAY’N AND MEGUMI NAKAJIMA WILL REUNITE FOR THEIR FIRST...

Press Release: ERY (KiLLKiLLS) and miko (exist†trace) star in new photo collection by Masanori Kato

September 9, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A pair of Japan’s hardest rocking female musicians have teamed up for a new photobook titled CLOSSING ERY & miko. ERY (bassist for KiLLKiLLS,...

Press Release: Bleed Them Dry premium sake bites into the U.S. with designs by Yoshitaka Amano

September 1, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLEED THEM DRY SAKE BITES INTO THE U.S. WITH EXCLUSIVE DESIGNS BY RENOWNED JAPANESE ILLUSTRATOR YOSHITAKA AMANO The visionary artist is known worldwide for...

Press Release: Macross Delta concert “Walkure Attack!” complete 2016 Live Tour Finale will stream to 18 territories worldwide on August 28

August 19, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tactical sound unit Walküre, featured in the Macross Delta anime series, will premiere the remastered version of their legendary 2016 concert “Walküre Attack!” Tour...

HYDE creates art in motion at Heian Shrine (Live Report)

“HYDE’s clean singing was uplifted by the orchestra, demonstrating how fluidly he can move up and down his vocal register. He delivered each song flawlessly, from high notes to a...