Posts tagged with "visual kei"

Dirtrucks and Dio-Distraught Overlord: B7Klan Birthday Tour REVIEW

Dirtrucks and Dio-Distraught Overlord: B7Klan Birthday Tour REVIEW
How do you celebrate a major milestone like 10 years of European tours? If you’re B7KLAN, a department within Torpedo Productions that organises tours for Asian artists, you go old school. Looking back to key moments in its history, the organisation called upon the first Japanese bands it ever worked with – Dirtrucks and Dio-Distraught Overlord.  Read More →

MyM magazine Issue 45 featuring ITV’s Beowulf is out now!

MyM magazine Issue 45 featuring ITV’s Beowulf is out now!
Issue 45 of MyM, the official magazine of MCM Expo Group, is out now! Featuring epic storytelling in Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands, chats with Shigeto Koyama, Hirokazu Koreeda and Kpop sensation Boys Republic, as well as a look back at 2015’s highlights and a massive preview of all the great entertainment heading our way in 2016!   Read More →

Merry 2016 European Tour dates announced

Merry 2016 European Tour dates announced
B7Klan and Torpedo Productions have announced 2016 European tour dates for Japanese visual kei rock band Merry.   Read More →

the GazettE’s New Album Dogma To Be Released Digitally First In Europe

the GazettE’s New Album Dogma To Be Released Digitally First In Europe
Dogma, the eighth album from Japanese heavy rock sensation the GazettE, is set for release digitally in Europe on 26 August, a week before Japan (2 September) and the rest of the world (4 September) get it! Dogma will then be physically released on 2 October. Dogma is engineered by Ted Jenson (Bring Me The Horizon, Deftones, Pantera) and 2013’s Beautiful Deformity album which peaked at number five in Japan and climbed into the top 10 global... 

the GazettE to release back catalogue in physical and digital formats across Europe

the GazettE to release back catalogue in physical and digital formats across Europe
London’s JPU Records will be releasing the GazettE’s first three major-label albums, NIL, Stacked Rubbish and Dim, in physical and digital formats in Europe. This comes ahead of the release of the J-rock quintet’s eighth album DOGMA.       Nil (Nameless Liberty Underground) was released in 2006 and reached number four in the Oricon Weekly Album Chart. The year also saw the band embark on a Japanese tour that culminated at Nippon... 

MyM magazine Issue 38 is out now!

MyM magazine Issue 38 is out now!
Issue 38 of MyM, the official magazine of MCM Expo Group, is out now! Featuring an exclusive chat with anime genius Hideaki Anno and a host of musical treats (including everything from Burning Man to K-pop), it’s not to be missed!   Read More →

Interview with Michelle Choi of Choizilla

Interview with Michelle Choi of Choizilla
“If you looked at it on a timeline, then it would go from quite dark and serious, to quite happy, candy and colourful,” explains Michelle Choi of her art style. As a web store that specialises in alternative kawaii, Choizilla consists of Michelle Choi as the creator and designer, and Kai as the site’s web and digital officer. Items range from T-Shirts, bags, badges, stickers, cushions and more. Yet it is the colour scheme and artwork that makes... 

“I hope senpai notices me today” t-shirt review from Choizilla

“I hope senpai notices me today” t-shirt review from Choizilla
Choizilla is the brand name and persona of London-based graphic designer and illustrator, Michelle Choi. Established in 2014, Choizilla has toured many conventions on the Japanese interest circuit – MCM London Comic Con and Brighton Japan Festival, to name a few – bringing manga drawing workshops, fashion know-how and spreading illustrative cheer to the masses. In her own words: Choizilla is a design-lovin’ dinosaur made of plants.... 

Kamijo Announces World Tour Including London

Kamijo Announces World Tour Including London
It was recently announced that Kamijo, the never aging lord of Visual Kei himself, would be stepping foot onto British soil with his 20th anniversary world tour. After 20 years in the Japanese music industry Kamijo decided to share his happiness with his faithful fans around the world by making stops in Europe, South America and North America with 12 unique shows. He will be performing special songs from his time in Versailles, Lareine, New Sodmy... 

the GazettE go classy with Sony Walkman collaboration

the GazettE go classy with Sony Walkman collaboration
Within the Japanese rock scene there aren’t many who haven’t heard of the legendary group the GazettE, and now to further their expansion across the world they have joined forces with Sony for two very special collaboration WALKMAN models. They were launched in Japan on August 4th and will be released in the UK, France and Germany soon after.Pre-installed in the special WALKMAN’s is the GazettE’s never-before-seen music video... 
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