Category Archive: Visual Kei

Apr 12

[press release] X JAPAN WINS THE “BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND” AWARD AT THE GOLDEN GODS AWARDS

April 11, 2012 – X Japan took home the award for Best International Band Wednesday night at the Golden Gods Awards, after becoming the first Asian band to ever be nominated for a Golden Gods Award. The band beat out internationally acclaimed Rammstein (Germany), Lacuna Coil (Italy), Sepultura (Brazil), Behemoth (Poland), and Meshuggah (Sweden). “Thank …

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Apr 10

[press release] exist†trace Previews VIRGIN Album on USA Tour

April 10, 2012 – All-female visual kei band exist†trace surprised fans during their first USA tour by performing an unreleased track “Honey” from their upcoming album “VIRGIN,” due to release May 23 in Japan. Performing in four cities across the Northeast, exist†trace completed their first live-house tour of America in March with stops in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and …

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Apr 09

[press release] X Japan Nominated for Golden Gods Award

X Japan becomes first Asian band nominated for Golden Gods Award April 5, 2012 – X Japan has been nominated for Best International Band at the Golden Gods Awards alongside Rammstein (Germany), Lacuna Coil (Italy), Sepultura (Brazil), Behemoth (Poland), and Meshuggah (Sweden). X Japan is the first band from Asia to ever be nominated for a Golden …

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Apr 04

[live report] Versailles – Born in the 17th Century

There was a sketch back in the ‘90s, when Saturday Night Live was a respected comedy outlet, called “Goth Talk.” In one edition of this satirical talk show, Chris Kattan’s character mutters in a waif-like voice, “We should have been born in the 17th century.” Every time I hear the band Versailles -Philharmonic Quintet- (formerly …

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Apr 02

[press release] An Cafe – The Cafe is Reopening

It’s An Cafe, the Harajuku Dance Rock band that took the international music scene by NYAPPY storm with their danceable pop tunes and uniquely fun-filled production, and they’re coming back!! The 5-piece band, who was taking an indefinite break since their Budokan concert in January 2010, announced on April 1, 2012, on their official website …

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