the GazettE WORLD TOUR13 Documentary to Receive International DVD Release

the GazettE WORLD TOUR13 DOCUMENTARY

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Read all about it! For the first times, fans of Japan’s undisputed kings of visual kei, the GazettE, will be given all area access to the act’s long awaited world tour with the release of their debut English-language documentary on 21 April 2014 from London’s JPU Records. See the trailer here.

Crowds upwards of 20,000 packed out venues across Europe and Latin America in anticipation to see the GazettE return after six years of international silence. This 100-minute film captures that tour, from fans ambushing the band at airports, to behind-the-scenes footage both on and off the road, to live clips of the GazettE’s sold out performances in each of the nine cities of the tour, and offers an unparalleled glimpse of the members’ time off as they toured across the world in September 2013.

In the countries in North America, Latin America, Oceania, and Asia, this audio visual work will be available through iTunes store. The DVD will be region 0 and contains English language subtitles, a feature not included in the original Japanese release.

Available to pre-order from: JPU Records’ Online Shop (World wide shipping), Amazon.co.ukAmazon.de, Amazon.itPlastichead, more places will be made available nearer the time of release.

the GazettE WORLD TOUR13 Documentary includes footage from:
06 September: Jose Cuervo Salon, Mexico City (MEXICO)
08 September: Teatro Caupolican, Santiago (CHILE)
11 September: Teatro Vorterix, Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
14 September: Espaco Victory, Sao Paulo (BRAZIL)
20 September: Le Trianon, Paris (FRANCE)
22 September: Le Phare, Toulouse (FRANCE)
25 September: FZW, Dortmund (GERMANY)
27 September: Tonhalle, Munich (GERMANY)
29 September: The Circus, Helsinki (FINLAND)

the GazettE Line-up:
RUKI – Vocals (Twitter account)
URUHA – Guitar
AOI – Guitar (Twitter account)
REITA – Bass
KAI – Drums

the GazettE Unleash New Vision with Seventh Album BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY

Fresh from completing a world tour with sold out dates across Europe, Japan’s ‘visual kei’ veterans the GazettE return with their seventh full length album BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY, due for a worldwide digital release on 23 October, and a physical release in the UK, Europe and Russia from JPU Records.

BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY captures the essence of what it means to be an outsider. Since their inception over a decade ago, the GazettE have found themselves being somewhat of an anomaly – separated from regular bands and musicians. Their singles have continually ranked in the top ten in Japan, but their music is far too aggressive, dark and disturbing to be recognised as pop; their guitarmanship and sea of fans headbanging in unison at live shows is a spectacle to witness, but the band’s androgynous demeanour and attention to art and aesthetics makes them an irregularity in the rock and metal worlds. The album title, combined with its unusual artwork, is a physical representation of a band that never compromise in the way of expression.

The cover art is a further metaphor, envisaging a hybrid beast made from five distinct but very different creatures. “the GazettE’s creativity depends on the individuality of all five member of the band”, explains vocalist RUKI. “Our art is a distilled combination of audio and visual”.

JPU Records’ regular edition of the album will also marry the sound and vision of the GazettE. Its 24-page booklet embodies all 14-tracks with unique artwork depicting each song, while an additional booklet will be included exclusive to the UK, Europe and Russia, containing translations of the lyrics into English.

BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY will be released in 79 countries across the world from 23 October 2013, making it the GazettE’s biggest release so far as their overseas fandom continues to swell. If you haven’t already, it’s time to tune in and celebrate the beauty of deformity.

Pre-order details coming soon.

the GazettE – BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY

BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY Track List:
01. MALFORMED BOX
02. INSIDE BEAST (Teaser Video)
03. UNTIL IT BURNS OUT
04. DEVOURING ONE ANOTHER
05. FADELESS
06. REDO
07. LAST HEAVEN
08. LOSS
09. THE STUPID TINY INSECT
10. IN BLOSSOM
11. KARASU
12. Kuroku Sunda Sorato Zangaito Kataha
13. TO DAZZLING DARKNESS
14. CODA

Pre-order BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY:
JPU Records (Worldwide Shipping), Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Plastic Head (UK), Season of Mist (France), Metal Mailorder (France)Metal Mailorder (Germany)CDstarts (Germany), Lesen (Germany)Levykauppax (Finland), Supersounds Music (Finland)Record Company X (Finland), Bengans Record Store (Sweden), cdon (Sweden)cdon (Norway), Free Record  Shop (Belgium), Sound of Japan (Hungary)Free Record Shop (Netherlands), Music Meter (Netherlands), Kroese Online (Netherlands)SMF Music Hunter (Bulgaria), Supershop (Slovakia), Supershop (Czech Republic), ZOSO Music Shop (Slovenia), imusic (Denmark), ECI (Netherlands), ECI (Belgium), COSMOX (Netherlands), Disc-order (Spain), CD Shop (Greece), (more links coming soon)

Download Digitally from 23 October from:
iTunes UKiTunes FR (France)iTunes DE (Germany / Deutschland)iTunes ES (Spain / España)iTunes IT (Italy / Italia)iTunes AM (Armenia / Հայաստան)iTunes AT (Austria / Österreich)iTunes AZ (Azerbaijan / Azərbaycan)iTunes BY (Belarus / Белару́сь),, iTunes CY (Cyprus / Κύπρος / Kıbrıs)iTunes CZ (Czech Republic / Česká republika)iTunes DK (Denmark / Danmark)iTunes EE (Estonia / Eesti)iTunes FI (Finland / Suomi)iTunes GR (Greece / Ελλάδα)iTunes HU (Hungary / Magyarország)iTunes IE (Ireland / Éire / Airlan)iTunes KZ (Kazakhstan / Qazaqstan / Казахстан)iTunes LV (Latvia / Latvija)iTunes LT (Lithuania / Lietuva)iTunes LU (Luxembourg)iTunes MT (Malta)iTunes MD (Moldova)iTunes NL (Netherlands / Nederland)iTunes NO (Norway / Norge / Noreg)iTunes PL (Poland / Polska)iTunes PT (Portugal)iTunes RO (Romania / România)iTunes RU (Russia / Россия)iTunes SK (Slovakia / Slovak)iTunes SI (Slovenia / Slovenija)iTunes SE (Sweden / Sverige)iTunes CH (Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse/ Svizzera / Svizra)iTunes TR (Turkey / Türkiye)iTunes UA (Ukraine / Україна).

the GazettE Line-up:
AOI – Guitar (twitter account)
REITA – Bass
RUKI – Vocals (twitter account)
KAI – Drums
URUHA – Guitar

the GazettE online:
http://www.pscompany.co.jp/gazette/
http://www.youtube.com/gazetteSMEJ
https://www.facebook.com/pages/the-GazettE-Official/255684944526717
https://www.facebook.com/theGazettEmedia

JPU Records Online:
http://jpurecords.com
https://www.facebook.com/JPUrecords
https://twitter.com/JPUrecords

RUKI Promises New World Tour For the GazettE

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Moments after the GazettE completed their 9-date world tour, rocking sold-out venues across South America and Europe, the metal group’s vocalist RUKI took to Twitter to tell his 231,000+ followers to expect another world tour soon.

After the tour finale, taking place at The Circus in Helsinki, Finland, on 29 September 2013, RUKI made the following tweet:

Please expect a next world tour!
See you also always.
Thanks all 6guns.

In the meantime, the GazettE’s latest single FADELESS is out now (click here for details on how to buy it) from JPU Records in Europe, Russia and the UK. Brand new studio album BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY is due for release in October, while latest album DIVISION is out now.

Anime Rock Stars SPYAIR Celebrate Album Launch With European Festival Appearance

They’ve penned songs for some of the biggest entertainment franchise; from the Japanese version of hit film The Amazing Spider-Man, to tracks featured in some of the leading anime shows, such as Bleach and Gundam. Now, Nagoya’s hottest rising rock talents SPYAIR prepare to burst out of Japan with the release of their first album in the UK and Europe via JPU Records; MILLION – and the physical version is packed with exclusive tracks and bonuses!

To celebrate the release the quartet will jet off to Paris for Tokyo Crazy Kawaii on Sunday 22 September, a new festival that will tour the world to localise Japanese entertainment. There they will rock the main stage of the cultural extravaganza, as well as meet fans and sign copies of MILLION ahead of its general release date.

SPYAIR formed from a shared love of KORN, Linkin Park, and… Michael Jackson! The unlikely combination has resulted in the foursome’s fresh signature sound; a mixture of heavy and aggressive breakdowns and guitar riffs, married with optimistic pop melodies, creating truly catchy songs with a distinct edge.

SPYAIR was rated ‘the band most likely to breakthrough in 2012’ by Japanese media, and to prove them right the band did exactly that, managing to sell out their nationwide tours, including shifting all 10,000 tickets for their first concert at the mighty Nippon Budokan. Their success has also spread further than just Japan. Korean fans demanded for the band to come to South Korea, leading to SPYAIR being billed alongside Radiohead and The Stone Roses at the Jisan Valley Rock Festival.

2013 continues to be a strong year for the recently formed group. MILLION went straight to number two in Japan’s official Oricon Weekly Album Chart. The album contains their top ten singles Sakura Mitsutsuki and Genjyou Destruction, popularised further when they were used as theme songs to the Gintama anime series and the live action Warner Brothers film, respectively. JPU Records’ physical release of the album will also include three of SPYAIR’s most popular tracks that were previously unavailable in Europe. These are Last Moment from smash hit series Bleach, Samurai Heart (Some Like It Hot!!) from Gintama and My World from Mobile Suit Gundam AGE. It also boasts an exclusive additional booklet containing all of the album’s lyrics in Romaji as well as translated into English.

MILLION Track List:
01. OVERLOAD
02. Turning Point
03. Genjyou Destruction (Official Music Video)
04. Sakura Mitsutsuki (Official Music Video)
05. Winding Road
06. Are You Champion? Yeah!! I’m Champion!!
07. STAND UP
08. Supersonic
09. Ameagari ni saku hana
10. Niji (Official Music Video)
11. 16 And Life
12. Last Moment [bonus track]
13. Samurai Heart (Some Like It Hot!!) [bonus track]
14. My World [bonus track] (Official Music Video)

SPYAIR Lineup:
IKE – Vocals. (Twitter Account)
UZ – Guitar, programming. (Twitter Account)
MOMIKEN – Bass. (Twitter Account)
KENTA – Drums. (Twitter Account)

Buy MILLION From JPU Records directly at;
Japan Matsuri (Trafalgar Square, London, UK – 5 October)
MCM London Comic Con (Excel Centre, London, UK – 25-27 October)
Doki Doki Festival (Manchester, UK – 9 November)

Order MILLION (CD) From:
JPU Records (Worldwide)Amazon.co.uk, MSE (UK), CD Market (UK), Amazon.frAmazon.de, Treff Punkt (Germany)Free Record Shop (Netherlands)Discorder (Netherlands), ECI (Netherlands), Sounds Haarlem (Netherlands), Sounds Delft (Netherlands), Sounds (Netherlands)COSMIX (Netherlands)De Jongens van Hemmes (Netherlands),  CD Pince (Hungary), CDON (Denmark), imusic (Denmark)CDON (Finland), CD Market (Finland)CDON (Norway)CDON (Sweden), Tradera (Sweden)COSMOX (Belgium), ECI (Belgium)HIt Parade (Switzerland), CD-world (Russia)Plegion (Russia), Purple (Russia), Super Shop (Slovakia), Weby Shopping (Slovakia), Zoso Music Shop (Slovenia)CD Market (Estonia),

Download MILLION From:
Amazon MP3 (UK), iTunes UKAmazon MP3 (France), iTunes FR (France)Amazon MP3 (Germany), iTunes DE (Germany / Deutschland)Amazon MP3 (Spain)iTunes ES (Spain / España)Amazon MP3 (Italy)iTunes IT (Italy / Italia)iTunes AM (Armenia / Հայաստան)iTunes AT (Austria / Österreich)iTunes AZ (Azerbaijan / Azərbaycan)iTunes BY (Belarus / Белару́сь),, iTunes CY (Cyprus / Κύπρος / Kıbrıs)iTunes CZ (Czech Republic / Česká republika)iTunes DK (Denmark / Danmark)iTunes EE (Estonia / Eesti)iTunes FI (Finland / Suomi)iTunes GR (Greece / Ελλάδα)iTunes HU (Hungary / Magyarország)iTunes IE (Ireland / Éire / Airlan)iTunes KZ (Kazakhstan / Qazaqstan / Казахстан)iTunes LV (Latvia / Latvija)iTunes LT (Lithuania / Lietuva)iTunes LU (Luxembourg)iTunes MT (Malta)iTunes MD (Moldova)iTunes NL (Netherlands / Nederland)iTunes NO (Norway / Norge / Noreg)iTunes PL (Poland / Polska)iTunes PT (Portugal)iTunes RO (Romania / România)iTunes RU (Russia / Россия)iTunes SK (Slovakia / Slovak)iTunes SI (Slovenia / Slovenija)iTunes SE (Sweden / Sverige)iTunes CH (Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse/ Svizzera / Svizra)iTunes TR (Turkey / Türkiye)iTunes UA (Ukraine / Україна).

SPYAIR online:
http://www.spyair.net/
https://www.facebook.com/spyairofficial
https://twitter.com/SPYAIRSTAFF
http://www.youtube.com/spyairvevo

Japanese Electronic Pioneers BOOM BOOM SATELLITES Release New Album EMBRACE With Exclusive Remix for Europe

Marking their 15th anniversary, BOOM BOOM SATELLITES return to a European label with their eighth, most ambitious studio album to date: EMBRACE. Crafted in the wake of nuclear disaster, and followed by vocalist Kawashima’s own battle with a tumour to the brain, the release sees the pioneering duo pushed to their absolute limits. Match that with a cover from the Beatles and the pressure is truly on.

Masayuki Nakano and Michiyuki Kawashima (BOOM BOOM SATELLITES) originally smashed out of Japan in 1997 when their demo caught the attention of R&S Records. Implementing elements of rock, electronica, acid jazz and breakbeat, their debut album was a breath of fresh air and the pair gained many fans, including Melody Maker who labelled them as ‘new prodigies’ and compared them to The Chemical Brothers. Soon BOOM BOOM SATELLITES were touring the world and rocking European festivals.

Skip to present day and the pair are amongst Japan’s most respected musicians. They welcomed in their 15 years in music by holding a concert at the mighty Nippon Budokan arena, and broadcasting it live on YouTube, with a cutting edge 360-degree live stream.

BOOM BOOM SATELLITES’ affair with the latest advancements in technology does not end here. The music video to EMBRACE’s single BROKEN MIRROR was filmed live on Ustream and uses a futuristic ‘Scanning Control Live Projection’ system to create a dynamic and fascinating live environment that reacts to sound and movement. The track was also used as the theme tune to arguably Japan’s most recognisable and established robot franchise; Gundam.

EMBRACE also proudly features BOOM BOOM SATELLITES’ first cover song in their career; ‘HELTER SKELTER’, dragging the classic Beatles track into the 21st century with a heavy, electronic reimagining.

Masayuki Nakano comments, “It’s not an obvious choice for a BBS cover. The Beatles are one of music’s most iconic figures, so to cover one of their songs is not only an honour but also a challenge. It was great fun to push our own boundaries and leave our own mark on a classic song. It’s the Beatles, but not like you’ve ever heard them before.”

EMBRACE by BOOM BOOM SATELLITES is out now across the UK, Europe and Russia from JPU Records. The physical version of the album includes an exclusive BBS remix from upcoming British producer SHUDAN that has never before been released. The album is also available digitally in America, Australia and other countries courtesy of Sony Music Japan.

EMBRACE Track List:
01. ANOTHER PERFECT DAY (Official Music Video)
02. HELTER SKELTER (Official Music Video)
03. BROKEN MIRROR (Official Music Video)
04. SNOW
05. FLUTTER
06. DISCONNECTED
07. DRIFTER
08. THINGS’LL NEVER BE THE SAME
09. EMBRACE
10. NINE (Official Music Video) (Live Tour Video)
11. SNOW『SHUDAN REMIX』(CD Exclusive Bonus Track)

Buy EMBRACE Physically:
JPU Records (worldwide shipping)Amazon.co.uk, play.comPlastic Head (UK), MSE (UK), Action Records (UK), BASE (UK)Amazon.de, BASE (Germany)Amazon.esAmazon.fr, BASE (France)Record Shop X (Finland), Levykauppax (Finland), Lesen (Denmark)JPC (Denmark), World of Music (Denmark)Juno Records (World Wide),

Buy EMBRACE Digitally:
Amazon MP3 (UK), iTunes UK, Amazon MP3 (DE), iTunes DE (Germany / Deutschland), Amazon MP3 (ES), iTunes ES (Spain / España)Amazon MP3 (FR), iTunes FR (France), Amazon MP3 (IT), iTunes IT (Italy / Italia)iTunes AM (Armenia / Հայաստան), iTunes AT (Austria / Österreich), iTunes AZ (Azerbaijan / Azərbaycan), iTunes BY (Belarus / Белару́сь),, iTunes CY (Cyprus / Κύπρος / Kıbrıs), iTunes CZ (Czech Republic / Česká republika), iTunes DK (Denmark / Danmark), iTunes EE (Estonia / Eesti), iTunes FI (Finland / Suomi), iTunes GR (Greece / Ελλάδα), iTunes HU (Hungary / Magyarország), iTunes IE (Ireland / Éire / Airlan), iTunes KZ (Kazakhstan / Qazaqstan / Казахстан), iTunes LV (Latvia / Latvija), iTunes LT (Lithuania / Lietuva), iTunes LU (Luxembourg), iTunes MT (Malta), iTunes MD (Moldova), iTunes NL (Netherlands / Nederland), iTunes NO (Norway / Norge / Noreg), iTunes PL (Poland / Polska), iTunes PT (Portugal), iTunes RO (Romania / România), iTunes RU (Russia / Россия), iTunes SK (Slovakia / Slovak), iTunes SI (Slovenia / Slovenija), iTunes SE (Sweden / Sverige), iTunes CH (Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse/ Svizzera / Svizra), iTunes TR (Turkey / Türkiye), iTunes UA (Ukraine / Україна).

BOOM BOOM SATELLITES lineup:
Michiyuki Kawashima – Guitar, vocals.
Masayuki Nakani – Bass, programing.

BOOM BOOM SATELLITES’ Album Discography:
Joyride – 1997 (R&S Records)
Out Loud – 1998 (R&S Records)
7 Ignitions / Auto Re-Birth – 1999 (R&S Records)
Umbra – 2001
Photon – Commin’ 2 a Phase – 2003 (Different Records)
Full of Elevating Pleasures – 2005
On – 2006
19972007 – 2010 [Best of Album]
To the Loveless – 2010
Experienced – 2011 [Live Album]
Remixed – 2012 [Remix Album]

BOOM BOOM SATELLITES online:
http://bbs-net.com
https://www.facebook.com/boomboomsatellites
https://twitter.com/BBS_kawashima
http://www.youtube.com/bbsvevo (International YouTube Channel)
http://www.youtube.com/bbslivesmej (Japanese YouTube Channel)

JPU Records online:
http://jpurecords.com
https://www.facebook.com/JPUrecords
https://twitter.com/JPUrecords

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