Satsuki’s “BE YOURSELF” Tour 2019

Posted on Jun 9, 2019

Satsuki‘s European tour is coming up! We have all the details you’re looking for!

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When the prolific visual kei band RENTRER EN SOI disbanded in 2008, their singer continued as a solo artist. Little could we know that Satsuki would produce an eclectic musical work that would exceed all expectations. His solo debut single AWAKE (2009) dwelled in the gentleness of visual kei with a clear rock sound. The 2016 double release APOCALYPSE fired energy and aggressiveness with influences from both alternative rock as well as djent/progressive metal. In contrast to the rock and metal vibes, Satsuki adapted trap in REBOOT (2018), focusing on the lyrics delivered in the clarity of rap.
Further refining his skills, Satsuki released the digital single BE YOURSELF in May 2019. As the title suggests, the song reflects the artist’s ideal to be true to himself. He says: “After pondering and working on my art, I came to the conclusion that a natural way is the most powerful. We all are born to be ourselves. You can be yourself!”. The BE YOURSELF Tour 2019 is reflecting this stance.

Here are the tour dates:

  • 06/14 Bobble Café, Lille, France – Regular tickets on site, VIP tickets here.
  • 06/15 AnimeCon, Rotterdam, Netherlands – Info here.
  • 06/16 Le Garage, Liège, Belgium – Tickets here.
  • 06/22 Magnificon, Krakow, Poland – Info here.
  • 06/23 Tsunami Club, Cologne, Germany – Tickets here.
  • 06/27 Marie-Antoinette, Berlin, Germany – Tickets here.
  • 06/29 Summer Geek Festival, Mons, Belgium – Info here.
  • 06/30 Summer Geek Festival, Mons, Belgium – Info here.

~Elisa

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Exclusive Jupiter interview!

Posted on May 10, 2019

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Jupiter is right now immersed in their European tour (read more about it here). For this occasion, SEGAKU was offered the chance to interview them.

Although it is a very short interview, it has interesting details you may not know about!

Thanks to everyone who sent questions!

Enjoy!

 

  • Which are your sources of inspiration for your band? (musically, visually, etc)
    • HIZAKI:  Any kind of arts. I often go visit museums or churches.
  • What do you think of the current visual kei scene, both new and, on the other hand, older bands that maintain their classic style?
    • HIZAKI:  When it comes to recent bands, I feel that they lack individuality.
  • Which is your favorite Jupiter song? Why?
    • HIZAKI:  Zeus. This song is very impressive, so I actually nearly cryed on stage.
  • Have you ever thought about including guttural voices in your songs? what about breakdowns?
    • HIZAKI: I think gutural voices are not that suitable for our music… same goes for breakdowns.
  • A tour can be really tiring yet full of events and memories. Tell us about one (or more) anecdote from your tours.
    • HIZAKI: We always go to watch churches at places we go to. I felt my heart being washed every time.
  • If you hadn’t become musicians, what would you be doing?
    • TERU: I would have become a graphic designer.
  • Besides music, which are some of your other passions?
    • HIZAKI: Watching Movies
    • TERU: Drawing
    • KUZE: Drinking
  • Teru, have you thought about colaborating with a lolita brand and sell your own designs?
    • TERU: I actually often design our merchandise such as T-shirts, towels, bags and so on. So, if someone came to me with a vision, I would probably collaborate.

 

Thanks a lot to Jupiter for their time!

Also, thanks to Editions Hikari for this chance! Check out their FB page for more stuff on Jupiter’s tour!

 

~Elisa

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Jupiter European tour, send your questions to the band!

Posted on Mar 31, 2019

SEGAKU will be covering part of Jupiter’s European tour and we want to give you the chance to ask the band anything you want in an exclusive interview. Don’t miss this chance!

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Jupiter are uniting the spectacular beauty of visual-kei with the epics of symphonic metal and the speed of power metal. The melodic metal band was formed in April 2013 and debuted with their single Blessing of the Future at Universal Music on July 24, 2013.
By bringing traditional metal to the versatile approach of Japanese visual-kei, Jupiter transcends genre borders. Captivate not only their Japanese but also their international fans, Jupiter went on European tour in 2014, performed in Mexico City in November 2015, and returned to South America for a tour in 2017. Exceeding the three shows of their Jupiter TOUR 2014 CLASSICAL ELEMENT -EUROPE-, they are now coming to ten cities in six countries with the upcoming Jupiter Zeus Tour -EUROPE- in May 2019.

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In case you do not know about this awesome band yet, watch and listen to their latest video, a live version of “Bring me out“.

Now, and this is what you have been waiting for. We have been granted the honor of interviewing them and, of course, we want to bring the chance of asking them any question to our readers.

Please send your questions (as many as you want!) before April 14th (the sooner, the better) to this email address (in English or in Spanish). These questions will be answered directly by the band before they start touring. You can ask general questions to the bands or to each member. The choice is yours!

Stay tuned!

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TOUR DATES

  • 05/09 (Thu) Cafe Central, Weinheim (Germany) › tickets
  • 05/10 (Fri) Baroeg, Rotterdam (Netherlands) › tickets
  • 05/11 (Sat) Turock, Essen (Germany) › tickets
  • 05/12 (Sun) Underworld, London (UK) › tickets
  • 05/13 (Mon) petit Bain, Paris (France) › tickets
  • 05/15 (Wed) Backstage, Munich (Germany) › tickets
  • 05/16 (Thu) Z7, Pratteln (Switzerland) › tickets
  • 05/17 (Fri) Secret Place, Montpellier (France) › tickets
  • 05/18 (Sat) Bóveda, Barcelona (Spain) › tickets
  • 05/19 (Sun) Copernico, Madrid (Spain) › tickets

~Elisa

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Legendary guitarist Chachamaru is back!

Posted on Oct 16, 2018

Drummer Kozo Suganuma is releasing a new album with several artists, Chachamaru being one of them.

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Chachamaru, better known as being Gackt’s guitarist, released a full on vocal album back in 2002, called Air. Said album featured all vocal tracks, most sung by him, and a wide arrange of beautiful songs.

For the last few years, he began doing other kind of activities, such as designing jewelry or clothing, without ever leaving his music job.

The other day, a video at the site of King Records surfaced. This video is a promotion of an album called Drum Paradise, which is a collaboration lead by drummer Kozo Suganuma, Chachamaru on vocals and guitar, bassist IKUO and a few more.

This song, called You’re all over me, features a classic rock feel to it, with vocals that mix English and Japanese. Lyrics, music and arrangement are all by Chachamaru himself.

This album features nine tracks:

  1. RED ZONE ~DP ver.~(IKUO)
  2. Stage Ⅳ(Shusei Tsukamoto)
  3. Tarama(Kozo Suganuma)
  4. Drum Paradise feat. SATOKO (FUZZY CONTROL)、Senri Kawaguchi、Riku Taira、Satoshi Bandoh(Kozo Suganuma)
  5. Sarasvati(Kozo Suganuma)
  6. Ruins of the Kingdom(Shusei Tsukamoto)
  7. Discus Discussion(Kozo Suganuma)
  8. VaizravaNa(Kozo suganuma&Koichi Yabori)
  9. You’re All Over Me (Chachamaru)

This work is due to be released on November 7th and can be purchased via this link.

~Elisa

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LOVEBITES release new video “The Crusade”

Posted on Apr 27, 2018

Japan’s heavy metal crusaders LOVEBITES follow up their blistering debut album “Awakening From Abyss” with new mini-album “Battle Against Damnation”, revealing its video to lead track “The Crusade”. Don’t miss it!

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