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KARI BAND have released a video to 'Ai no Jyuryoku' (愛の重力 / Gravity of Love), the final track of their upcoming double live album KARI BAND with Friends.-Live at Streaming-, out 30 April from JPU Records. The album collates three of their epic prog-rock live sessions and features several prominent jazz, funk and metal musicians from Japan as special guests. This new live video is what the band is calling a "Back to the 90's Lo-Fi" cover of the track. The song was originally performed by popular anime voice actress Megumi Nakajima (having starred in Pokémon, Fairy Tail, Macross Frontier)...

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Samurai grooves, ninja funk and un-programmable notes – Japan's KARI-BAND set three of their epic prog-rock livestream sessions to disc with 2CD live album with Friends. -Live at Streaming-, out from 30 April 2021 from London's JPU Records. It features a number of prominent Japanese metal, jazz and funk musicians who join forces as special guests. KARI-BAND was originally formed by three Japanese session musicians, all of whom are probably best known international as the live band members of global phenomenon BABYMETAL. The project formed as a way for the three musicians to express and push the limits of their...

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The original demo EP from KARI BAND, Kari Ongen, has been re-released digitally from Japanese music specialists JPU Records. The project was formed by three prominent session musicians from Japan; famed, late guitarist Mikio Fujioka, bass-player BOH and drummer Yuya Maeta. Between them they have performed for the likes of BABYMETAL, Blue Man Group and NANA starring MIKA NAKASHIMA. Kari Ongen is a cumulation of everything the three musicians have experienced in their expansive career, engaged in a wide range of genres. From things learnt and gained from moments of passion, to times of necessity, and from a desire for...

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KARI BAND will hold their first ever livestream on 20 June 2020, and it will be open to fans outside of Japan! Joining them will be Tatsuya Nishiwaki (keyboard) and Satoshi Oka (guitar), the same line-up as their tour for latest mini album "Nimaime" in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. Tickets are available from the following website until the end of 19 June, Japan Time: https://t.livepocket.jp/e/q7-ggTickets are priced at ¥2,200 (around £16 / $20 USD / €18). KARI BAND broke three years of silence with an explosion of sounds, an assortment of fantastic guest musicians from Japan, and a beautiful tribute...

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KARI BAND breaks three years of silence with an explosion of sounds, an assortment of fantastic guest musicians from Japan, and a beautiful tribute to their late guitarist Mikio Fujioka. (Read their comments on each track below.) From 29 January 2020 KARI BAND will release their second mini album Nimaime, simply meaning “second piece”, outside of Japan and Korea via JPU Records. Click here to download / stream / add it to your playlists. The band was originally formed by three session musicians who are perhaps best known internationally for being the backing band to a group that follows a...

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