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Dec 15

[interview] YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz Won’t Forget

Pop quiz: What are YELLOW FRIED CHICKENZ? a) The Colonel’s new yet somehow original recipe. b) Mega-triple threat GACKT’s slightly satirical project. c) A surprisingly sensitive band that just wants to instill some charitable thoughts in their audience’s brains. If you answered b) and c), you’re correct. When I sat down with GACKT and the …

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Oct 28

[review] THE LAST DAYBREAK by exist†trace

THE LAST DAYBREAK opens with a primal call from Jyou, but instead of singing in her trademark growling alto, she keeps her voice light and clear in “Daybreak ~Jyusan gatsu no shikisai.”  Unexpected moves like these are the highlight of exist†trace’s new album.  Guitarists Miko and Omi still grind out heavy riffs that complement Naoto’s …

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Oct 24

[interview] BORN to Rock Nekocon 2011

Almost three years after they first performed at Onicon in Texas, BORN is back in North America for Virginia’s Nekocon. With a new single, “Psycho Diva,” BORN continues to mix up pop choruses with thrashy metal riffs and growling counter vocals. Nekocon 2011 will take place on November 4th-6th at the Hampton Roads Convention Center …

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Sep 19

[live report] L’Arc-en-Ciel Makes “XXX”

Being an enormously popular band has its perks. For one, you can afford the massive screens, pyrotechnics, and an 18-piece string ensemble necessary for your epic cinematic live performances. For another, you may be able to single-handedly take back a sequence of letters that is synonymous with the porn industry. While I don’t think the …

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Sep 06

[press release] exist†trace to Perform at Tekkoshocon 2012

September 5, 2011 – Japanese all-female visual kei rock band exist†tracewill return to America for Japanese culture and anime event Tekkoshocon 2012. The band will perform a live concert and attend autograph and Q&A sessions for fans during Tekkoshocon’s four-day event in Pittsburgh, PA from March 22 – 25, 2012. Tekkoshocon information and pre-registration at: …

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