Tag Archive: heavy metal

Jun 18

[live report + interview] Speaking Music with -OZ- at A-kon 23

The way -OZ- walked onto the A-kon stage, one would never have guessed they were playing their first show in America.  Each member acknowledged the large chanting crowd and struck a cool pose with their trademark glowsticks (which were sold in the dealers’ room for fans to wield).  Natsuki beckoned the audience to scream louder …

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Mar 23

[live report] HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR @ Shibuya Club Quattro

Written by Sarah Dworken Meet HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR. Or rather, meet the new HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR. I’m well aware that this band has some decent exposure in the English-speaking world. From their relatively frequent appearances at anime conventions to their involvement in popular anime soundtracks, at the very least, the overseas anime fans …

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Oct 03

[press release] SEKIMA II World Tour

Sekima II members gather once more in 2010 for a world takeover eighteen years in the making. On December 31st, 1999 the band completed their goal of “world takeover” at the outset of their career in 1985 and disbanded. Now with their 25th anniversary approaching, Sekima II have announced that they will be reuniting for …

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Jul 28

[review] High and Mighty Color: XYZ

HALCA may be the vocalist that saves High and Mighty Color after losing their vocalist Makii to marriage.  The band released their first single with HALCA via iTunes on July 8th and it is a powerhouse song. “XYZ” starts out fast and crunchy.  Instead of rap rock, Yusuke is screaming and growling ferociously.  Where Makii …

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