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HearJapan delivers the new music of X Japan singer ToshI to the world [June 21st|2.03am]

hearjapan
ToshI delivering his angelic voice to the world.

 

Yokohama, Japan — June 21st, 2011 — HearJapan is excited to announce that X Japan singer ToshI has just added two brand new singles to the catalog!


Hoshizora no Neptune and Haru no Negai both prominently feature ToshI’s legendary vocal style set along-side elegant and moving piano melodies and string arrangements. These songs of separation, miraculous encounters and beauty could be considered metaphorically about the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Their power and majesty work to heal all wounds.

Both Hoshizora no Neptune and Haru no Negai will be available to download the second they go on sale in Japan. Hardcore fans overseas won’t have to feel left out of this monumental communal experience! Make sure to pre-order now and set your alarm so you can be the first to own these incredible new ToshI singles as soon as they go live!

Also, don’t forget that along with ToshI’s healing voice, 5% of ALL HearJapan sales go toward the continuing relief efforts in Japan. And make sure to catch X Japan on their current world tour!

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Links:

Hoshizora no Neptune
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/album_info/Hoshizora_no_Neptune

Haru no Negai
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/album_info/Haru_no_Negai

More about ToshI
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/member_info/Toshi_14

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HearJapan is the largest and fastest-growing place on the web to purchase Japanese music of all genres. Featuring over 5,000 artist profiles in English with 40-second samples of all songs. Over 100 releases are added every week to the currently-available 40,000+ songs in the 100% DRM free catalog. HearJapan is a great place to find the hard to find and to explore the unexplored in the world of Japanese music.

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twitter: http://twitter.com/HearJapan
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HearJapan
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BLOOD is BACK! Huge week of new vis-kei at HearJapan [June 14th|10.22am]

hearjapan

HearJapan News

BLOOD is BACK! Huge week of new vis-kei at HearJapan

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Yokohama, Japan — June 14th, 2011 — This is looking to be one of the biggest weeks for visual-kei releases. As always, HearJapan has you covered!

First off, BLOOD is BACK! After breaking up in 2009, the band has reformed. Their new release “Bathory” features the same signature dark, pulsing electro rock and is accompanied by a host of great guests, including Ravishan (SUICIDE ALI), Masa (Dunkelheit), SEN (marlee), and GPK (GPKISM). As if it wasn’t great enough to have the band back in fighting shape, they’ve also included a new video along with the single, all for one alarmingly low price!

Also, rumor has it that BLOOD will be going on an international tour…sometime soon! Get ready and grab the new single now!

HearJapan is proud to offer up the very first release from Dunkelheit this week. “lover in the soil” combines classic vis-kei sounds with a fresh rock edge. This first effort from the band quickly became a HearJapan Hot Pick!

The darkest, gothest dance band in the world, GPKISM, is back with their second full-length album “Reliquia.” Featuring vocals sung entirely in English (due to Australian front-man GPK), this is a band like none other. Their elegant take on techno is sure to heat up the floor on any self-respecting goth club around the world.

And finally, as if all of this wasn’t enough, SUICIDE ALI have a new single, “Doner of lie,” releasing this week as well! They mix up metal, electronics and a grand feel to produce some monumental songs.

This might be a lot to take in all at once, so head on over to the site and listen to clips from each and every song from all of these new releases. Let the darkness consume you!

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Links:

BLOOD – Bathory
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/album_info/Bathory

Dunkelheit – lover in the soil
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/album_info/lover_in_the_soil

GPKISM – Reliquia
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/album_info/Reliquia

SUICIDE ALI – Donor of lie
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/album_info/Donor_of_lie

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HearJapan is the largest and fastest-growing place on the web to purchase Japanese music of all genres. Featuring over 5,000 artist profiles in English with 40-second samples of all songs. Over 100 releases are added every week to the currently-available 40,000+ songs in the 100% DRM free catalog. HearJapan is a great place to find the hard to find and to explore the unexplored in the world of Japanese music.

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twitter: http://twitter.com/HearJapan
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HearJapan

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Download the Japan Nite 2011 compilation for free from HearJapan! [March 9th|11.34pm]

hearjapan
Download the Japan Nite 2011 compilation for free from HearJapan!
 
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Yokohama, Japan — March 10th, 2011 — The Japan Nite tour is about to
take the US by storm once again, and HearJapan is excited to offer up
an exclusive sampler of music from the bands!

HearJapan News

 
This nine track album has music from eight of the bands on the tour.
This year the selection has a rough and raw feel featuring punk, hard
rock and stomping electro from the likes of White White Sisters,
Vampillia, Suck Piggy, Ydestroyde, DJ TERAOKA AND THE REVOLUTION and
Lolita 18. The smooth grooves of sonodaband and ZUZUKANASISTERS serve
as perfect counterpoint. The entire compilation will grab listeners by
the scruff of the neck and never let go. Just like you would expect at
the live show!
 
Fans of the crazy underground Japanese scene might be excited to know
that Vampillia is made up of a large number of big names, like
Chikada, the drummer of World's end girlfriend. There is also drummer
Tatsuya Yoshida from Ruins and Korekyojinn. Then there is Toyohito
Yoshida from exBOREDOMS. In total they have three singers, three
string players, two drummers and more!
 
Japan Nite is the longest running US tour to exclusively feature
Japanese bands. They always have an excellent line-up of bands both
old and new, known and unknown. You will find a lot to love, so don’t
pass up the chance to catch this exciting show!
 
You can get the 100% free sampler, more info, images and videos from
the bands through the link below.
 
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Links:
 
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HearJapan is the largest and fastest-growing place on the web to
purchase Japanese music of all genres. Featuring over 5,000 artist
profiles in English with 40-second samples of all songs. Over 100
releases are added every week to the currently-available 40,000+ songs
in the 100% DRM free catalog. HearJapan is a great place to find the
hard to find and to explore the unexplored in the world of Japanese
music.
 
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New free single from visual kei Jrockers Misaruka [February 22nd|10.35pm]

hearjapan

Free Visual Kei MP3

New free single from visual-kei J-rockers Misaruka

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Yokohama, Japan – February 23rd, 2011 – Hot on the heels of their recent live performance, vis-kei band Misaruka are releasing their next single for free, right now, on HearJapan!

Misaruka is a hot new band from Japan’s unique visual-kei (vis-kei) rock scene. They’ve played only a couple of times but they’ve already managed to shift over 20,000 free music samplers to their rabid fans!

HearJapan is excited to make their newest single available for free to fans around the world, right now! “Merrow” is a solid yet elegant rock song that’s heavy both on the guitars and the bold vocal delivery. This one doesn’t pull any punches, rocking the listener with its epic metal riffs and more delicate pianos and strings.

You can download this new single for free right now. You’ll also get a ton of bonus content, like a video message from the band and English lyrics. You can also read an exclusive review of the band’s recent live show on the site. Make sure to catch this content-heavy free single now and look forward to more new material in April, also from HearJapan!

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Links:

Free Merrow download
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/album_info/Merrow

Live show review (with plenty of exclusive photos!)
http://www.hearjapan.com/news/artist_news/Misaruka_Are_Ready

More on Misaruka
http://www.hearjapan.com/store/group/Misaruka

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twitter: http://twitter.com/HearJapan
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HearJapan
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BUCK-TICK Press Note: Budokan Live Dec.29th 2009!! [January 6th|7.23pm]

official_mjp
Your long-waited press note on Buck-Tick Budokan live Dec.29th has been updated!!

Check it out right now!!


Episode 143: Wrapping it up at the DAY IN QUESTION

Hi everyone!

How have you all been doing over the holidays?
This is Joana from musicJAPANplus and before I started my holidays I had the chance to go see BUCK-TICK live at Nippon Budokan on December 29th - a well-respected band in a well-respected concert hall.

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MUCC Live Report in Russia!! [November 2nd|7.33pm]

official_mjp
 Read MUCC's live report in Russia, written by our world team member!!
There is a Japanese version, too!

People were gathering outside the venue, discussing something, wearing smiles on their faces and sense of excitement was floating in the air. Every minute spent in line was full of pleasant expectation. I had been so much looking forward to that day, so when it finally came I couldn't do anything, but smiling and thinking how awesome it was. 

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[VRF × MJP] PENICILLIN presenting themselves in their own way UP!! [October 23rd|7.17pm]

official_mjp
 [VRF × MJP] PENICILLIN presenting themselves in their own way!

V-ROCK FESTIVAL'09 is only one day away!
We have published the handwritten answers of the artists every Tuesday, but this time we will present a very special version! 

Finally, it became PENICILLIN's time to express their enthusiasm for V-ROCK FESTIVAL'09!
The band is known as one of the greatest Visual-kei bands ever. 
You can expect that they will have a bigger impact on the audience than any other bands on the stage!

By the way, HAKUEI will appear in the fashion show as a model too!
If you are interested in what clothes he will wear on the stage, check the list of the brands featured in the show among the news. 

See Chisato's cute drawing and how enthusiastic O-JIRO is!

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selling jrock and vk cds and magazines [September 9th|2.59pm]

gothicayu
hello jrock fans!
im selling some of my jrock cds like gackt,b'z,baiser,l arc en ciel,hyde,glay and more . all of the cds are authentic japanese import.
i also have a few shoxx magazines .
for pictures and prices please check
http://www.myjpop.com

i accept paypal,conceal cash,western union and money order

if you have any additional question feel free to pm me . im also taking request of you are looking for a specific cd from glay,gackt,b'z and l arc en ciel .

if you order more than 1 cd i can combine shipping.

thanks for reading

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[February 21st|12.12pm]

snowwhites7sins
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armband

HERE: http://snowwhites7sins.livejournal.com/7205.html

KATTUN, LOLITA, OTHER JROCK STUFF AT MY JOURNAL!!
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[April 3rd|6.19pm]

kawaii_ja_nai
hello everyone, this is EXTREMELY SUPER LAST MINUTE, BUT..

is anyone interested in buying a ticket for ROCKSTAR TASTE OF CHAOS concert in LONG BEACH on April 10th (one week from now~)?

due to circumstances, I can no longer attend, and so I am trying to sell my ticket, which was PRE-ORDERED!! which apparently is a WONDERFUL thing, where you get to go in front of the line and therefore somewhere in the front? SO SAYS THE OFFICIAL SITE. anyways, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me as soon as possible, so I can get the ticket to you as quickly as i can!

as you may know, MUCC, The Underneath, and D'espairsRay will be performing! I paid about $35 but i'm going to be selling it for only $25!!! [I ACCEPT PAYPAL ONLY]

you can reply here, OR you can e-mail me at:

heart.steph@gmail.com
OR
smyang@ucsd.edu (because i tend to check it more often :])
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Request to help D'espairsRay and the Underneath [March 9th|9.38pm]

akewataruaurora
Hi, my name is Roxanne and I am a member of the official JSHOCK street team. We are handling the marketing for D'espairsRay and the Underneath's upcoming U.S. releases. We were wondering if you might be interested in supporting the bands by placing some of our banners on your california vk LJ community page.
We would appreciate it very much!
My email address is Roxanne@jmusiceden.com

~Roxanne
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Just a few updates... [January 13th|7.43pm]

kawaii_ja_nai
Here are a few events coming up in California, in case some of you have missed them. ^ ^


Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour (D'espairsRay, MUCC, and the Underneath)!
official site

Japan Nite is coming once again to the Hollywood Knitting Factory!
list of bands and tour dates
Japan Nite Myspace

An Cafe announced their World Tour, and will be at Fanime Con'08 in San Jose!
Tour Dates


:D
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ANTI FEMINISM x HAGAKURE Fisrt American TOUR: Mission Clear!!! [December 30th|2.13am]

guerillart

ANTI FEMINISM, HAGAKURE and GUERILL'ART! thank you very much for your support during our first tour in AMERICA!!!

It was a very good experience that we ll never forget!!!
We met a lot of very nice people and made a lot of good memories!!!
We ll definitely Come Back again in the US...to see you and to make a lot of new friends!!! Keep on fightin' with us to set art free!!!

GUERILL'ART!
FIGHT WITH US...TO SET ART FREE!!!

PS: Because of the law in the US, KENZI wasn't allowed to do all his stunts!!! We are really sorry about that.

All the officials Pictures of the Tour @ www.studiobatsu.com



Stay Tuned...more pictures will come soon!!!

and...SEE YOU IN EUROPE SOON!!!
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[December 25th|12.08am]

kawaii_ja_nai
MERRY CHRISTMAS CALIFORNIA!


(it was quite sunny where i was today. D: what's up with that?)
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RTOC [December 13th|5.07am]

in_no_cent
ROCKSTAR Taste of Chaos Tour 2008 is featuring three awesome Jrock Bands!
1. D'espairsRay
2. MUCC
3. The Underneath (aka Transtic Nerve) 

AND THEY'RE COMING TO CALIFORNIA LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!
Click the link below for band biographies, and tour dates. Tickets go on sale in January.

http://www.dropcards.com/rockstartasteofchaostour/content/index.php
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ANTIFEMINISM x HAGAKURE Coupling Tour 2007 in America: Message from Kenzi & Kaya! [November 24th|3.32pm]

guerillart
ANTIFEMINISM x HAGAKURE Coupling Tour 2007 in America: Message from Kenzi & Kaya!



WHO ARE THEY?!?Collapse )

TOUR DATES & INFO!Collapse )

IMPORTANT J-ROCK SURVEY FOR US & CANADIAN FANS!Collapse )

FANART CONTEST! WIN KENZI & KAYA'S AUTOGRAPHS!NO GENRE RESTRICTED! NO COUNTRY RESTRICTED!Collapse )
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don't hate .. [November 14th|1.09am]

amouraiguise
[ mood | awake ]

wow.. this place is dead..

and don't hate me for this but..


is there anyone over 21 in here??? (I'm not agist before you get your panties in a twist.. I'm just feeling hella old around these parts and wondering if there were any other old lady (I'm 27) Jrock fans out there is all..

Cheers.

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contact lenses?..and intro [October 2nd|6.53pm]

amouraiguise
Does anyone know where in the LA.. or central coast area I can get a pair of pale blue contact lenses? (or other crazy lenses) .. or a website recommendation maybe (though it's more fun going to a real store :) ) and my intro...

Name:Heather
Location: Santa Barbara
Age:OLD
Favorite artists: D'espairs Ray, UnsraW, Calmando Qual, Girugamesh, Gazette, Rentrer en Soi, Sel'm, ネガ 
Clothes:whatever strikes my fancy
Otherstuff: yeh.. there's lots of other stuff :P
Picture... see icon.
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From Jrock Revolution ^_^ [September 21st|6.33pm]

jrockrev
Hello everyone!

I wanted to invite all of you who aren't already members to come join us at Jrock Revolution. (Hope you DID vote for USA in the poll we had! XD)

We are based out of California and strive to connect Jrock artists with their overseas fans. We had a blast with our Festival One featuring MUCC, Kagrra,, Miyavi, Vidoll, DuelJewel, alice nine., Despairs'Ray, girugamesh, and Merry. Did you guys go? News about our next festival will be on our site as soon as we have it!

Our forum has a really friendly and positive atmosphere, and we are considering organizing some L.A.-area meetups through there in the future. You can friend this journal if you would like site updates. We have a contest running right now with Festival One clips!

Also, we just launched a special presale of an album produced by YOSHIKI... who is, of course, a Jrocker living in California... XD Please come check it out on the site! This album features songs by YOSHIKI's own VIOLET UK and hide's zilch. We will ship a special bonus with the first five hundred orders. We'll announce what it is next Wednesday.

About me, cause I am in California and this is my first post:

Name: Misha
Location: Santa Monica
Age: I must keep SOME secrets. XD
Favorite artists: Gackt is my top favorite, but I love too many to name!
Clothes: I am really partial to Harajuku t-shirt Engrish.
Other stuff: I'm around on JRR all the time, so feel free to say hello. ^_^

Thank you!

~Misha, Site Coordinator
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[August 31st|8.32pm]

help_imonfire
I'm just updating to let everyone know that I used in_no_cent's userpic for california_vk, since nobody else contributed. Hope everyone is having a good time transitioning back to school life.

-- Crimmy, your mod.
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