sukekiyo Announce Debut European Tour This September

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DIR EN GREY frontman kyo is about to mark his return to Europe this September with his new project sukekiyo. Formed in 2013, sukekiyo members are kyo (DIR EN GREY), TAKUMI (ex-RENTRER EN SOI), UTA (ex-9GOATS BLACK OUT), YUCHI (kannivalism) and MIKA (ex-RENTRER EN SOI).

Expectations have been huge right from the start. kyo’s unique style is omnipresent in every single note which leads to a distracted, dark and vivid sound as is to be expected of the SUSTAIN THE UNTRUTH singer.

sukekiyo’s first album IMMORTALIS hit no.1 in the Japanese charts and after a completely sold out Japan tour, the band will now come to Europe for a select number of very exclusive and intimate live shows.

13 September 2014: PIPL Club – Moscow
15 September 2014: Nosturi – Helsinki
17 September 2014: Divan du Monde – Paris
18 September 2014: O2 Academy Islington – London
20 September 2014: C-Club – Berlin
21 September 2014: Zeche Bochum – Bochum

Tickets will go on sale on Friday June 6, 2014.

the GazettE WORLD TOUR13 Documentary – Out Now on DVD Across Europe!

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.

Order your copy from: JPU Records’ Online Shop (World wide shipping)
UK: Amazon.co.uk, Play.comPlastichead, Hive.co.uk, Exertis MSE,
Czech Republic: Audio3,
Denmark: imusic, ivinyl, CDON,
Finland: Super Sounds, Record Shop X, CDON,
France: Amazon.fr,
Germany: Amazon.de, Nippon ShopNeo Tokyo,
Hungary: Sounds of Japan,
Italy: Amazon.it,
Lithuania: imuzika,
Poland: Skelpy24, fan.pl,
Norway: CDON,
Russia: Record Shop X,
Sweden: Bengans, CDON,
Plus many more places!

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

Girugamesh Confirm 2014 European Tour Dates!

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Girugamesh have confirmed their first European appearance in two years. The release of their latest album MONSTER proved (at least in our eyes), that the boys were back in business and a serious force to be reckoned with. Anyway, you’re here for those tour dates, so without further ado:

23 May – Bingo Club, Kiev [UKRAINE]
24 May – Moscow Hall, Moscow [RUSSIA]
25 May – Zal Ozhidaniya, St. Petersburg [RUSSIA]
27 May – Szene, Vienna [AUSTRIA]
28 May – Club 202, Budapest [HUNGARY]
30 May – Backstage Halle, Munich [GERMANY]
31 May – Colos-Saal, Ashchaffenburg [GERMANY]
01 June –  Divan du Monde, Paris [FRANCE]
03 June – Ninkasi Kao, Lyon [FRANCE]
05 June – Proxima, Warsaw [POLAND]
06 June – Zeche Carl, Essen [GERMANY]
07 June – LIDO, Berlin [GERMANY]
09 June – O2 Academy Islington, London [UK]
11 June – Nosturi, Helsinki [FINLAND]

MONSTER is out now, buy it on CD from Amazon, or stream it free of charge from their Soundcloud page. In the meantime, here’s the promotional video they’ve made for the tour, along with cringe inducing English sentences, and Nii-high socks. We’ll get our coats… tickets go on sale from 24 January.

Coldrain Ready to go Global – European Support Tour Confirmed, UK Tour in the Pipeline for 2014

With the success of metalcore act Crossfaith creating circle pits around the world (next stop, the UK for the Kerrang Tour 2014!), attention is suddenly on Japan as fans search for similar bands from the east to quench their thirst for high-energy metal. The next to land a big international management deal is one of our favourite bands from Nagoya; Coldrain. They’ve just been snapped up by Raw Power Management, joining the ranks alongside Bring Me The Horizon, Bullet For My Valentine, and – perhaps not surprising – Crossfaith.

“We are honoured to become part of the Raw Power family along with all these killer bands and awesome people,” states Coldrain vocalist Masato Hayakawa. “We can’t wait to finally be releasing our music worldwide tour the world. We our totally stoked to be taking this step and can’t wait meet you all!”

Masato won’t have too long to wait to meet you all – Coldrain will be supporting Bullet For My Valentine on their European tour through February and March 2014! They’ll join the Welsh metallers on 21 of their European dates, the full schedule for Coldrain is below.

Coldrain have also announced that their new album will receive a worldwide release, and a tour of the UK is currently in the works.

04.02.2014 – Rock Box, Luxembourg [LUXEMBOURG]
05.02.2014 – Olympia, Paris [FRANCE]
07.02.2014 – 013, Tilburg [NETHERLANDS]
08.02.2014 – Hyde Park, Osnabrueck [GERMANY]
09.02.2014 – Ab, Brussels [BRUSSELS]
10.02.2014 – Palladium, Cologne [GERMANY]
12.02.2014 – Komplex, Zurich [GERMANY]
13.02.2014 – Alcatraz, Milan [ITALY]
15.02.2014 – Gasometer, Vienna [ITALY]
16.02.2014 – Roxy, Prague [CZECH REPUBLIC]
17.02.2014 – Tonhalle, Munich [GERMANY]
19.02.2014 – Stodola, Warsaw [POLAND]
20.02.2014 – Haus Auensee, Leipzig [GERMANY]
22.02.2014 – Posthalle, Wuerzburg [GERMANY]
23.02.2014 – Schlachthof, Weisbaden [GERMANY]
24.02.2014 – Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg [GERMANY]
26.02.2014 – Tradgarn, Gothenburg [SWEDEN]
28.02.2014 – Pakkahoune, Tampere [FINLAND]
01.03.2014 – Circus, Helsinki [SWEDEN]
03.03.2014 – Arenan, Stockholm [SWEDEN]
04.03.2014 – Rockefeller, Oslo [NORWAY]

An Cafe Back with New Album and Fourth World Tour!

Time to get the pink fluffy stuff off the shelf and restock on glitter; An Cafe are back, and they may just be playing in a town near you. Between February and March 2014 the man-boys will embark on the European section of their fourth ‘world’ tour, this one entitled ‘LIVE CAFE TOUR 2014 – NYAPPY GO AROUND THE WORLD IV ~kawaii Cafekko AISHITERU~’. BUT! That’s not all! to show all the Cafekko (the name of their fans) out there just how much they AISHITERU you, they’ll be dropping their spanking new album this month; Hikagyaku ZiprocK.

More on that below, for now here are those tour dates:

21.02.2014 Zeche Carl, Essen [Germany]
22.02.2014 LKA Longhorn, Stuttgart [Germany]
25.02.2014 Szene, Vienna [Austria]
26.02.2014 Proxima, Warsaw [Poland]
27.02.2014 Club 202, Budapest [Hungary]
01.03.2014 Backstage Halle, Munich [Germany]
02.03.2014 Lido, Berlin [Germany]
04.03.2014 Ninkasi Kao, Lyon [France]
06.03.2014 Trabendo, Paris [France]
07.03.2014 O2 Islington, London [UK]
09.03.2014 Volta Club, Moscow [Russian]
11.03.2014 Tavastia, Helsinki [Finland]

Hikagyaku ZiprocK is the ‘Harajuku Dance Rock’ act’s fifth full-length album and is due for release across Europe this December courtesy of Gan Shin.
Tracklist:
Hikagyaku ZiprocK An Cafe CD01. Juryoku Scandalous
02. ROMAN ~Let’s make precious love~
03. Hachimitsu+Lemon=?
04. Utsukushi Hito
05. Gendai Soldier Now.
06. O No Saki Ga Ienai
07. Shomi Kigen 2010.01.04
08. Itai Onna ~NO PAIN,NO LOVE ? JAPAIN GIRLS in LOVE~
09. Inazuma no Senritsu
10. Bee Myself Bee Yourself ~Jibun Rashiku Kimi Rashiku Umareta Story wa Hajimattenda
11. Kiminomachi ~5 person sing along ver.~
12. Itsumo no Kiss de / MaT
13. Love Me♡Tender / Paku x2 Pakuchi
14. Merry Making ~Anti-aging ver~

You can order it now on CD from Amazon by clicking here. If you can’t wait until the European release date, the Japanese Limited Edition is also available by clicking here.

In the meantime, here’s Miku as a girl:

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