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exist†trace knows how to rock Halloween. Performing an amazing 20-song set during their “IGU-day” (19th of the month) one-man concert, the five members of the all-female rock group launched straight into the fantastical, taking the stage in striking Alice in Wonderland-inspired costumes and sending the audience into the thick opening chords of “Wonderland”.

There’s a confidence and finesse to exist†trace after over a decade of performing together. Their onstage interaction is seamless, and the group is still as fierce and as hungry to move their audience as ever.

Live Report:
http://j-generation.com/exist-trace-halloween-night-2019-live-report/

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miko: “I think an essential part of being a band is finding a way to keep changing, to keep finding new things about ourselves and sharing them with our fans. But we also have to stay true to the fundamental parts of who we are. In the 19th Challenge concerts, we went in so many different directions with style and combinations of songs that we’ve never tried before. And yet I feel our core identity is stronger than ever.”

Interview Link:
https://www.jrocknews.com/2018/04/interview-exist%E2%80%A0trace-power-shows-new-material.html

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March 1, 2018

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Japanese rock band exist†trace launched their official Instagram account today, revealing their new visual and stunning shots of each band member.

https://www.instagram.com/existxtrace_19

The band also announced their new song “POWER OF ONE” will be available as a free gift to fans who attend their next one-man live concert “SOLID STAR” at Shibuya O-Crest on April 7th.

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December 22, 2017

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Photos by Meiko Kikuta

Japanese rock band exist†trace packed all their favorite moments from “The 19th Challenge” concert series into the year’s final show at Ebisu club aim.

The December 19th “CLIMAX” event featured a massive set list showcasing the different themes of the monthly one-man series which began in April.

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June 27, 2017

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Japanese all-female visual kei band exist†trace performed the third show of their solo concert series at Ebisu Club Aim on June 19, titled “THE URGE BLUE”.

“The 19th Challenge” series is exist†trace’s 2017 project to connect them with their fans through extended live shows on the band’s special day, the 19th of each month.

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What’s the theme at the center of Royal Straight Magic?

miko: “The title comes from a ‘royal straight’ in poker, and the feeling that happens when you draw that hand. It has a message to those who are hesitant to step forward: ‘If you take the next card, the next day may be like a miracle. So let’s go forward!'”

Link: http://jrock247.com/2017/01/exist-trace-interview-2017

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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 energy — from start to finish, the band just brings it, and just like their March 2016 release ‘This Is Now’, it’s a chance to experience the potent, encapsulated rush of the band’s now legendary live shows.”

JRock247:
http://jrock247.com/2016/11/exist-trace-royal-straight-magic-review/

“Excellent energy, incredibly upbeat… exist†trace has conquered the [visual kei] genre.”

VKH Press:
http://www.vkh-press.com/2016/12/review-existtraces-royal-straight-magic.html

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September 27, 2016 — Japanese all-female rock band exist†trace has announced the title and release date of their new album Royal Straight Magic, due for release November 16.

The six-song EP will be the follow-up to exist†trace’s March release This Is Now. Guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter miko explains the title represents the strength of their band’s combined strength. “When these five cards, the members of exist†trace, get together, we create the strongest hand, the best magic!” The theme of inner strength is central to the album’s concept. “Miracles do not just come to you when you wait for them. But, if you take a chance with your courage high, opportunities will always come to you. I want this album to give a strong push to people who are hesitating to step forward.”

exist†trace has also announced the “Survival March” tour in November, teaming up with popular rock groups BAND-MAID, Disqualia, Last May Jaguar, GALMET, and Soundwitch. The band will cap off the year with three straight one-man performances titled “Royal Straight Magical Show” in Osaka (December 17), Nagoya (December 18), and Tokyo (January 9).

“We’re already planning new things and fun surprises for our fans on this tour, even while we’re recording the songs for Royal Straight Magic,” miko said. “And we’ll continue to create moments together when we meet you at the live shows. Without a doubt, this will be a culmination of all our feelings from 2016. We’re going to make this a most special and magical time. We’ll wait for you to join us from overseas!”

exist†trace Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/existxtrace.official
exist†trace on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/exist-trace_iTunes
exist†trace International Fan Club: http://archangel-diamond.com
exist†trace PROFILE

VOCAL: Jyou
GUITAR and VOCAL: miko
GUITAR: Omi
BASS: Naoto
DRUMS: Mally

exist†trace is one of Japan’s first all-female Visual Kei rock bands.

Along with multiple tours of Japan, exist†trace has performed twice in Europe, making appearances in Berlin, Helsinki, Moscow, Paris, London, and Barcelona. In 2009, the band performed at the 2-day V-ROCK FESTIVAL in Chiba, Japan.

In November 2010, exist†trace released their album TWIN GATE in Japan and America, followed by their first American live show for 3000 fans at Sakura-Con in Seattle in April 2011. In June of the same year, they made their major-label debut with the TRUE EP on Tokuma Japan, and released a second 5-song EP THE LAST DAYBREAK in October 2011.

In March 2012, exist†trace performed their first live-house tour of America, playing New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh (Hard Rock Cafe), and a special 1000-person show at Japanese culture event Tekkoshocon.

In April 2012, exist†trace’s “I feel you” was selected as the main theme for Olympic champion Nadeshiko Japan’s official guidebook. Their first full-length major-label album VIRGIN was released May 23, 2012.

In June 2012, over 27,000 viewers from around the world tuned in to Nico Nico Douga to watch exist†trace’s live-show event “Just Like a Virgin” from Tokyo’s renowned live house Shibuya O-WEST, which was later released on DVD and screened in theaters worldwide by Live Viewing Japan.

In June 2013, exist†trace returned to America for the third time in three years to perform at A-Kon in Dallas, TX. Their next single, DIAMOND, was released in July 2013, followed by a worldwide digital release on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. Spiral Daisakusen was released in May 2014, and the band launched their international fan club ARCHANGEL DIAMOND the same month.

exist†trace released WORLD MAKER in September 2014, and spent the following year concentrating on touring and songwriting. The band released two “one-coin” singles in 2015, “Twin Wings” and “Shout Out”, available only at live shows in Japan and through Archangel Diamond. The 6-track mini-album THIS IS NOW was released in March 2016, which included “Neo Japanese Heroine”, the theme song for the Yahoo! Sports simulcast of the Japan Women’s Football League (Nadeshiko League).

exist†trace’s next 6-song mini-album, Royal Straight Magic, will be released in November 2016.

http://www.exist-trace.com/
http://twitter.com/existxtrace_19
http://www.youtube.com/existNET
http://www.facebook.com/pages/existtrace/201341433235814

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VIDEO: “Dream Rider”

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July 19, 2016 — All-female rock band exist†trace will broadcast a live concert from Japan on July 28, 2016 at 8:30pm (Japan time). Fans worldwide can view the band’s performance with multi-camera views from Tokyo’s Future SEVEN live house by using smartphone apps available at the iTunes store.

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June 27, 2016 — Japanese all-female rock band exist†trace has revealed a set of striking new photos to kick off their Japan tour dates for the second half of 2016. The band has been touring non-stop to promote their latest CD release THIS IS NOW, culminating in their one-man show “Blast Your Now” at Shibuya Eggman on June 26. Additional tour dates will take the band to major cities in Japan and culminate in a premium one-man show on January 9, 2017, at Shibuya TSUTAYA O-WEST.

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“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 IS NOW’ makes a highly energetic start. Between Jyou’s screams, miko’s ever-impressive guitar work and sounds of shattering glass, exist†trace seem to be breaking the wall that constricts them within that melodic, death metal genre they were known for in their early days.”

JaME:
http://www.jame-world.com/us/articles-120806-existstrace-this-is-now.html

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February 13, 2016 — All-female Japanese rock band exist†trace has revealed the jacket image and track list for their upcoming mini-album THIS IS NOW, due for release on March 16.

The 6-song release contains two tracks, “Twin Wings” and “Shout Out”, which were previously available only at exist†trace live shows in Japan and through the band’s international fan club. The band has also updated their tour schedule to include “exist†trace present Attack to Nagoya – My Existence” on March 19 with guests BAND-MAID and sylph emew, and a one-man show “Attack to Nagoya – Extreme Stage” on March 20.

exist†trace will conclude their promotional tour for the new album with one-man shows titled “Blast Your Now” at Shibuya Eggman (Tokyo) on June 26 and Shinsaibashi Varon (Osaka) on July 9.

THIS IS NOW
Track List
1. THIS IS NOW
2. DREAM RIDER
3. Shout Out (preview: http://www.exist-trace.com/release/14.html)
4. Neo-Japanese Heroine
5. TWIN WINGS (preview: http://www.exist-trace.com/release/13.html)
6. BLAST

Members of exist†trace’s international fan club Archangel Diamond can pre-order THIS IS NOW to receive an exclusive photo set.

exist†trace official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/existtrace-201341433235814/
Archangel Diamond Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArchangelDiamond

exist†trace PROFILE

VOCAL:Jyou
GUITAR and VOCAL:miko
GUITAR: Omi
BASS:Naoto
DRUMS:Mally

exist†trace is one of Japan’s first all-female Visual Kei rock bands.

Along with multiple tours of Japan, exist†trace has performed twice in Europe, making appearances in Berlin, Helsinki, Moscow, Paris, London, and Barcelona. In 2009, the band performed at the 2-day V-ROCK FESTIVAL in Chiba, Japan.

In November 2010, exist†trace released their album TWIN GATE in Japan and America, followed by their first American live show for 3000 fans at Sakura-Con in Seattle in April 2011. In June of the same year, they made their major-label debut with the TRUE EP on Tokuma Japan, and released a second 5-song EP THE LAST DAYBREAK in October 2011.

In March 2012, exist†trace performed their first live-house tour of America, playing New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh (Hard Rock Cafe), and a special 1000-person show at Japanese culture event Tekkoshocon.

In April 2012, exist†trace’s “I feel you” was selected as the main theme for Olympic champion Nadeshiko Japan’s official guidebook. Their first full-length major-label album VIRGIN was released May 23, 2012.

In June 2012, over 27,000 viewers from around the world tuned in to Nico Nico Douga to watch exist†trace’s live-show event “Just Like a Virgin” from Tokyo’s renowned live house Shibuya O-WEST, which was later released on DVD and screened in theaters worldwide by Live Viewing Japan.

In June 2013, exist†trace returned to America for the third time in three years to perform at A-Kon in Dallas, TX. Their latest single, DIAMOND, was released in July 2013, followed by a worldwide digital release on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. Spiral Daisakusen was released in May 2014, and the band launched their international fan club ARCHANGEL DIAMOND the same month.

exist†trace released WORLD MAKER in September 2014, and spent the following year concentrating on touring and songwriting. The band released two “one-coin” singles in 2015, “Twin Wings” and “Shout Out”, available only at live shows in Japan and through Archangel Diamond. The 6-track mini-album THIS IS NOW is scheduled for release in March 2016.

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Archangel Diamond members sent in great questions for our 2nd Q&A with exist†trace!

exist†trace members Jyou, miko, Mally, Omi, and Naoto got together before their live show in Tokyo to answer questions for the video.

Please enjoy Part 2 of our 2nd Q&A!

Archangel Diamond
Official exist†trace International Fan Club
http://archangel-diamond.com

exist†trace Fan Club 2nd Q&A – Part 1:
Chris in Canada
Danika in America
Rowena in South Africa
Marine in France
Stephanie in The Netherlands
Liisi in Estonia

exist†trace Fan Club 2nd Q&A – Part 2:
Ekatarina in Finland
Luthien in Poland
Jo in America
Sophie in France
Dave in America

exist†trace CDs and other official goods available in the fan club member shop!
http://archangel-diamond.com

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December 7, 2015 — Japanese all-girl rock band exist†trace announced a new untitled mini-album to be released next March, which will contain six songs. Two tracks, “Twin Wings” and “Shout Out”, were released earlier this year as “one-coin” (500 yen) singles exclusive to the band’s live shows and their international fan club, Archangel Diamond.

exist†trace has spent the past year focusing on multiple live shows and promotion events since the 2014 release of their album, World Maker. The band recently hosted a three-part collaboration series “My Existence” featuring guest artists DISACODE, LAST MAY JAGUAR, DELHEZI, FEAR FROM THE HATE, Sel’m, and defspiral. They will complete their current tour with the one-man show “Reason for the existence – Final Act” on December 26 at Shibuya Tsutaya O-West.

exist†trace official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/existtrace-201341433235814/
Archangel Diamond Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArchangelDiamond

exist†trace PROFILE

VOCAL:Jyou
GUITAR and VOCAL:miko
GUITAR: Omi
BASS:Naoto
DRUMS:Mally

exist†trace is one of Japan’s first all-female Visual Kei rock bands.

Along with multiple tours of Japan, exist†trace has performed twice in Europe, making appearances in Berlin, Helsinki, Moscow, Paris, London, and Barcelona. In 2009, the band performed at the 2-day V-ROCK FESTIVAL in Chiba, Japan.

In November 2010, exist†trace released their album TWIN GATE in Japan and America, followed by their first American live show for 3000 fans at Sakura-Con in Seattle in April 2011. In June of the same year, they made their major-label debut with the TRUE EP on Tokuma Japan, and released a second 5-song EP THE LAST DAYBREAK in October 2011.

In March 2012, exist†trace performed their first live-house tour of America, playing New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh (Hard Rock Cafe), and a special 1000-person show at Japanese culture event Tekkoshocon.

In April 2012, exist†trace’s “I feel you” was selected as the main theme for Olympic champion Nadeshiko Japan’s official guidebook. Their first full-length major-label album VIRGIN was released May 23, 2012.

In June 2012, over 27,000 viewers from around the world tuned in to Nico Nico Douga to watch exist†trace’s live-show event “Just Like a Virgin” from Tokyo’s renowned live house Shibuya O-WEST, which was later released on DVD and screened in theaters worldwide by Live Viewing Japan.

In June 2013, exist†trace returned to America for the third time in three years to perform at A-Kon in Dallas, TX. Their next single, DIAMOND, was released in July 2013, followed by a worldwide digital release on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. Spiral Daisakusen was released in May 2014, and the band launched their international fan club ARCHANGEL DIAMOND the same month.

Their latest album WORLD MAKER was released in September 2014.

http://www.exist-trace.com/
http://twitter.com/existxtrace_19
http://www.youtube.com/existNET
http://www.facebook.com/pages/existtrace/201341433235814

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Archangel Diamond members sent in great questions for our 2nd Q&A with exist†trace!

exist†trace members Jyou, miko, Mally, Omi, and Naoto got together before their live show in Tokyo to answer questions for the video.

Please enjoy Part 1 of our 2nd Q&A… and look forward to part 2 coming soon!

Archangel Diamond
Official exist†trace International Fan Club
http://archangel-diamond.com

exist†trace Fan Club 2nd Q&A – Part 1:
Chris in Canada
Danika in America
Rowena in South Africa
Marine in France
Stephanie in The Netherlands
Liisi in Estonia

exist†trace Fan Club 2nd Q&A – Part 2:
Ekatarina in Finland
Luthien in Poland
Jo in America
Sophie in France
Dave in America

exist†trace CDs and other official goods available in the fan club member shop!
http://archangel-diamond.com

exist†trace releases live-show exclusive single “TWIN WINGS”
Band premieres new look for one-man show in Tokyo

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April 13, 2015 – Japanese all-female rock band band exist†trace will release their new single “TWIN WINGS” as a live-show exclusive at their April 19 one-man show “Reasons for the Existence” at Shimokitazawa MOSAIC in Tokyo.

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Archangel Diamond members were given the exclusive chance to send in questions to exist†trace and have them answered on video by the band members.

Submissions came in from members all over the world, and exist†trace members Jyou, miko, Mally, Omi, and Naoto chose their favorite questions for the video. They had so much fun that the video stretched to over 20 minutes and had to be split into 2 parts!

Archangel Diamond
Official exist†trace International Fan Club
http://archangel-diamond.com

exist†trace Fan Club Q&A – Part 1:
Yaroslav in Russia
Chris in Canada
Fernando in America
Derek in America
Emerson in Singapore

exist†trace Fan Club Q&A – Part 2:
Dalia in America
Rowena in South Africa
Luthien in Poland
Marine in France
Erin in America

exist†trace WORLD MAKER CD and other official goods available in the fan club member shop!
http://archangel-diamond.com

exist†trace 1st Fan Club Q&A – Pt.1

Archangel Diamond members were given the exclusive chance to send in questions to exist†trace and have them answered on video by the band members.

Submissions came in from members all over the world, and exist†trace members Jyou, miko, Mally, Omi, and Naoto chose their favorite questions for the video. They had so much fun that the video stretched to over 20 minutes and had to be split into 2 parts!

Please enjoy part 1… and look forward to part 2 coming soon!

Archangel Diamond
Official exist†trace International Fan Club
http://archangel-diamond.com

exist†trace Fan Club Q&A – Part 1:
Yaroslav in Russia
Chris in Canada
Fernando in America
Derek in America
Emerson in Singapore

exist†trace Fan Club Q&A – Part 2:
Dalia in America
Rowena in South Africa
Luthien in Poland
Marine in France
Erin in America

exist†trace WORLD MAKER CD and other official goods available in the fan club member shop!
http://archangel-diamond.com

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Before I started a band, there was no way to communicate with artists so easily. When I started using social media, I thought a lot about the way I’d use it, but it’s just wonderful that fans can feel close to us despite the distance. On my Twitter, I even had a special appreciation event for reaching 4000 followers. It’s cool that everyone can enjoy the band not only at the live shows but on the internet as well.

Link:
http://riceburnerfm.com/2014/10/music-interview-existtrace-jyou-miko-japan/

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