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X Japan Announce Return of Yoshiki at Coachella 2018

X Japan Returns to the U.S. for Coachella 2018 Debut Band Leader & Drummer Yoshiki Makes Comeback in First Rock Concert After Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery Legendary Japanese rock group X JAPAN will return to the U.S. this spring (Saturday, April 14, Saturday, April 21) for their debut performances at the Coachella Music …

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Man With A Mission announce Islington Academy gig

MAN WITH A MISSION are an exciting WOLF-HEADED rock band from Japan, where they play to sold-out crowds and arenas. Their dynamic sound combines hard rock, melodic hardcore, and Pop-punk. Formed in 2010, in Shiba, Japan, the five member band are bringing their exciting sound and stagecraft to Europe for …

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Download Festival announces Babymetal for Friday!

It seems you can’t get rid of foxes right now. Earlier this week Leicester City won the Premier League and now Download Festival have announced Babymetal will play the main stage on Friday this year! In a move that shows the festival genuinely listen to opinion and the views of …

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Apocalyptica – O2 Academy, Bristol, 29/11/15

‘Oh the weather outside is frightful…’ Alright, so we might only be three days into December, but the opening line from ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow’ is pretty damn apt this evening in Bristol. The wind and the rain has been disruptive for the whole day, …

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VAMPS – Bloodsuckers

The world of rock and metal from Japan is one that, by and large, has passed the majority of us by until very recently. With the rise to prominence of Crossfaith, Dir en Grey and Sabbat and the quite extraordinary explosion of Babymetal, the genre developed in the Orient is …

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Babymetal – O2 Academy Brixton, London, 08/11/14

It’s wet in London tonight – very wet. And whilst a number of the fans queuing outside Brixton Academy tonight have brought umbrellas it’s still cold and miserable, especially for this reviewer who managed to take a wrong turn on the way to the venue and ended up running through …

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Tri Mebius – Promised sense & Blind Materials

Japanese band Tri Mebius come from Osaka and are a four piece band, having changed from having 5 members after their debut album was released. “Promised sense” is the bands latest single (their second), released earlier this year, with “Blind materials” being their debut album released in September 2011. Having …

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Blaze – ‘Blaze’

Despite the success of many, many western bands in that part of the world – and the nation’s adoration of all things metal – very few Japanese bands have managed to return the compliment and break out of the land of the rising sun with any degree of credibility or …

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Church of Misery – Master of Brutality / The Second Coming (re-issues)

Japanese doomsters Church of Misery – who made a huge impact on UK audiences when they toured with Cathedral in 2010 – were all set to release their debut album, the aptly titled ‘Volume 1’, back in 1997 when they developed what many might see as a decidedly unhealthy interest …

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