Japan Underground: Headbangers Bash w/ BRAIN DEATH ZOMBIE and UMEZ live (12 Jan)

Click to see the full BRAIN DEATH ZOMBIE gallery

Click to see the full BRAIN DEATH ZOMBIE gallery

When: Saturday 12 January 2013 from 7pm.
Where: The Pipeline, 94 Middlesex Street, E1 7DA.
Tickets: £6 (http://www.wegottickets.com/event/201100)
Event pages:
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Sponsor: JPU Records

Set times:
7:00pm-8:00pm – DJ set
8:00pm-8:40pm – Umez (live)
8:40pm-9:00pm – DJ set
9:00pm-9:50pm – BRAIN DEATH ZOMBIE (live)
9:50pm-11:30pm – DJ set

Come and join us celebrate a new year in the only way we know how – with loud, heavy metal from Japan! On Saturday 12 January, Japan Underground will once again takeover Liverpool Street’s punk bar The Pipeline for a night of distorted debauchery, featuring two live acts from the east.

Click for full size BRAIN DEATH ZOMBIE photo

Headlining the night is Kobe metal outfit BRAIN DEATH ZOMBIE, unleashing their aggressive and haunting sound for the first time outside of Japan. The quintet is heavily inspired by the likes of Korn, Slipknot and Japan’s own Dir en Grey. If you’re a fan of the latter, we recommend you check out BRAIN DEATH ZOMBIE’s tracks HATEFUL HEAVY PRESSURE and Nun, available along with the rest of their EP from their Soundcloud and homepage. Be warned, with their mixture of thunderous guitars, spine snapping samples and haunting vocals, this is one group not for the faint-hearted.

London-based Japanese noise-duo Umez will also make their return to Japan Underground. The pair previously opened for TOQUIWA‘s headline show in (click here for some ace photos of the event). They clash two contrasting genres together to create a unique sound, combining elements of J-pop and avant-garde noise. The unit is formed by members from the Japanese all-girl group No Cars, and indie rockers Screaming Tea Party.

PLUS! Japan Underground’s resident DJ, music journalist and JPU Records’ owner Tom Smith, will supply track-after-track from Japan’s hardcore, metal, punk and heavy rock scenes. If it’s not got loud guitars, thunderous drums or brutal breakdown, it’s not getting played. Come along, rock out, discover a whole new world of Japanese music.


About Tom Smith
Some say he's fuelled on nothing but energy drinks, and that when he visits Japan, he spends the whole time engaging the ground in an all too familiar way. But what we do know is that his words on the country's entertainment and culture find their way into NEO Magazine on a monthly basis, while everything else finds its way here. Be it quirky news item from the Land of the Rising Sun, or a story so gruesome it'd be rude not to pass it on, you'll find it here along with his general posts about life, work and most importantly play. And yes, he has had articles printed in the likes of MCV, GamesMaster, 360 Gamer and more, thanks for noticing.

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