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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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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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INORAN to be playing at a Japanese culture event in Spain!

Posted on Feb 2, 2018

INORAN, guitarist and soloist widely known for being a member of the legendary band Luna Sea, is coming to Alicante, Spain, for a concert at a anime convention!

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Dir en Grey’s best album “Vestige of Scratches” details!

Posted on Oct 27, 2017

Icons of Japanese rock Dir en Grey are releasing a best of album called Vestige of Scratches, celebrating their 20 years in the industry. Just recently, they posted the details of this massive release on their official site. Don’t miss out!

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LOVEBITES unleash Shadowmaker music video

Posted on Oct 3, 2017

Japanese power metal heroines LOVEBITES have unleashed the ferocious first music video, taken from debut album AWAKENING FROM ABYSS ahead of its release on CD in Japan on October 35th and in Europe on the 27th of the same month, via JPU Records.

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