Official J-rock News

J-rock, One Eye Closed -

Brand new J-rock band One Eye Closed take a sarcastic look at Japan's work ethics in new single All Of Us. It's available to download / stream now and sees the Tokyo quartet flip expectations once again, changing things up from the fresh nu-metal energy of N.C.H., the winter ballad vibes of With How I Feel or the melodic-rock groove of Monster. The band's bilingual vocalist REI comments, "We wanted to push ourselves as musicians with this track. All Of Us keeps our rock roots, but blends that core with funk, jazz and pop more so than any of our...

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J-rock, the GazettE, Visual Kei -

Japanese band the GazettE trended worldwide today as powerful new single BLINDING HOPE and its striking music video were released. The quintet, who celebrate their 19th anniversary this year, also announced that their tenth studio album MASS will be released on CD from 28 May outside of Japan from JPU Records, and a sampler containing each track was also revealed. The album will be out digitally worldwide from 26 May. On twitter #thegazette and #BLINDINGHOPE trended around the world, including #2 in Russia. The single also reached top ten in Amazon’s Hard Rock and Metal Song listings in various countries, and...

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Electronic, J-pop, J-rock, SCANDAL -

Timeless Japanese pop-rock band SCANDAL begin their 15th anniversary year with new single 'eternal', available digitally worldwide from 3 March, 2021. The release will be supported overseas with a limited-edition (100 copies!!) tape cassette from London's JPU Records, featuring two tracks and lyric translations. Both physical and digital versions of the SCANDAL single are available to pre-order from today. UPDATE: the limited edition cassette has sold out ahead of the release date. 'eternal' sees the band join forces with long-time SCANDAL producer Satori Shiraishi to create an innovative, festival anthem fitting for a 15th anniversary. Shiraishi has worked with SCANDAL...

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Anime Music, BACK-ON, J-pop, J-rock -

BACK-ON, one of the most popular Japanese rock bands overseas, will celebrate their 15th anniversary with self-cover best album FLIP SOUND, out digitally on 17 February worldwide. A special two-disc international edition of the album will be released from London's JPU Records in April, boasting lyric translations, transliterations and content from BACK-ON available on a physical format for the first time. FLIP SOUND will feature 15 of BACK-ON's biggest and most recognised global hits re-recorded, giving new and old fans the chance to hear classic tunes reborn with a modern edge. It will include their anime anthem STRIKE BACK, which...

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J-rock, Metal, the GazettE, Visual Kei -

Japanese band the GazettE have revealed the trailer for new song 'BLINDING HOPE' and announced that a new album is on the way for 2021, marking their 19th anniversary. (EDIT: Updated to full video now) BLINDING HOPE is available to download and stream now, and the band's long awaited tenth album MASS will be released in May. the GazettE's entire major label catalogue has been released on CD from JPU Records and includes official English lyric translations and romaji. Two world tour documentaries have also been released with English subtitles. All albums, singles and EPs from this period are also...

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