Posts tagged with "Kai"

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... 

Exclusive interview with S.M.Entertainment’s choreographer Mihawk Back!

Exclusive interview with S.M.Entertainment’s choreographer Mihawk Back!
After being invited to review the third anniversary Dance Workshop held by the dance troupe “LOKO“, I did a little research and realised that they were no ordinary dance group or K-pop coverist. Starting as a group of friends who had a love for K-pop and dancing they then began to hold workshops to help teach other K-pop fans how to dance the ever complicated yet fascinating choreography. Over the past three years they have held numerous... 

Top 10 GazettE Songs: Part 2

Top 10 GazettE Songs: Part 2
With their 10th anniversary today and yet another album on its way, the GazettE are racking up their accomplishments. They might not be veterans quite yet, but they’ve certainly established themselves in the J-rock big leagues and are known for their musical variety, visual kei style and – let’s not kid ourselves – Reita‘s ever-present nose band. To celebrate the group’s entry into double digits we thought we’d choose 10 of their best... 

Top 10 GazettE Songs: Part 1

Top 10 GazettE Songs: Part 1
With their 10th anniversary just around the corner and yet another album on its way, the GazettE are racking up their accomplishments. They might not be veterans quite yet, but they’ve certainly established themselves in the J-rock big leagues and are known for their musical variety, visual kei style and – let’s not kid ourselves – Reita‘s ever-present nose band. To celebrate the group’s entry into... 

Esprit D’Air Launch New Single

Esprit D’Air Launch New Single
Last August, London-based rock/metal band Esprit D’Air shared a preview of their upcoming track ‘The Hunter.’ Lasting just over two minutes, the preview showcased a blend of heavy and soothing instrumentals which was well received by fans, eliciting comments such as “Amazing!”, “My jaw is on the floor,” and “The vocals will have a tough act to follow.”*  After a five month period the group has... 

The GazettE Turn Ten!

The GazettE Turn Ten!
Aoi (gt.), Reita (ba.), Ruki (vo.), Kai (dr.) & Uruha (gt.) Popular visual kei band the GazettE are turning ten! Now that 2012 has arrived, the J-rock quintet plan to celebrate a decade of ‘Gazerock‘ with a special live performance: ‘10TH ANNIVERSARY THE DECADE‘. The concert is set to take place on March 10th at the Makuhari Messe hall, Chiba, and will no doubt be a momentous occasion for those attending. For those... 

Lu Han and Tao join SMEntertainment’s new Group ‘EXO’

Lu Han and Tao join SMEntertainment’s new Group ‘EXO’
After revealing the first member Kai a few days ago, SMEntertainment have now supplied us with the next two members of ‘EXO‘. Although it’s still unknown whether they are for EXO-K or EXO-M, the teasers provide an in-look of the boys unique style and skills. The second member to be revealed is Lu Han, video’d showing his precise dancing skills with first member Kai. The video shows a sense of team work, but also shows the... 

SMEntertainment Countdown To “EXO”

SMEntertainment Countdown To “EXO”
With a new year approaching, the big three entertainment companies in Korea are preparing to go head-to-head with the release of their new and upcoming bands. First to send fans wild are SMEntertainment with the release of a countdown “From EXO Planet”.  On 22nd December the official homepage put up a timer with the new bands logo. The timer was set at 24 hours, leaving followers of SMEnt waiting in anticipation. These are the tiny... 

Esprit D’Air Rock Out: New Photos!

Esprit D’Air Rock Out: New Photos!
Today our favourite UK J-rock band Esprit D’Air tweeted three photos of the members rocking out! Don’t the boys look great? Check out the images below and tell us what you think! Remember to keep your eyes open for news of their upcoming release, The Hunter, here on MCM Buzz and on the band’s official Twitter page (twitter.com/espritdair).  Read More →

Interview with Esprit D’Air

Interview with Esprit D’Air
If you haven’t heard of them already, Esprit D’Air are a four-piece J-rock band hailing from London who are ‘right in the heart of the current UK J-rock revival scene.’ They are: Yosh (lead vocals), Kai (lead guitar), Erisu (bass guitar) and Daishi (drums). Their 3-track EP Deai (出逢い) was released on the 29th October 2010, and with talk of a second release in the works, I caught up with the band to find out more…  Q: Hey guys! What... 
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