Official Metal News

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

the GazettE recently released their tenth album MASS on CD and digitally in Europe through JPU Records. We took the opportunity to speak to the band for a rare English interview, ahead of an even rarer online lottery event exclusive for overseas fans who bought the CD. Congratulations! Tenth album! It’s a big milestone. Could you tell us about getting your first major release? What were your feelings and hopes in those days? RUKI: The first album we released under a major contract was our second, NIL. Looking back to those days, there are some parts that feel the same...

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J-rock, Metal, NEMOPHILA -

Japan's NEMOPHILA welcome you to their unpredictable world of bone-breaking riffs and beaming positivity by expanding their first single into a full album outside of Japan. The band made the announcement live on stage today at NAON NO YAON festival in Tokyo, Japan's biggest festival dedicated to female artists. NEMOPHILA are no strangers to the festival circuit. They made their debut opening for heavy metal legends LOUDNESS and HAMMERFALL on both days of METAL WEEKEND 2019 in Tokyo. The event introduced them as a "Super Metal Band", not least because they have racked up several decades of experience between them....

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LOVEBITES, Metal, Vinyl -

LOVEBITES, one of the most important Japanese heavy metal bands, will release their thunderous new EP GLORY, GLORY, TO THE WORLD in the UK on CD and vinyl from 28 May, 2021 from JPU Records. It will be an extended EP featuring the award-winning band's first theme song from anime as a bonus track. This will be the first time the LOVEBITES EP has been set to vinyl in the world. The new EP was released digitally worldwide today and entered metal charts around the world, including all 5 tracks taking the top 5 positions of iTunes Japan's Metal Song...

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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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LOVEBITES, Metal -

LOVEBITES, one of Japan's most important heavy metal bands, have today revealed plans to release new EP GLORY, GLORY, TO THE WORLD on 10 March, 2021. (UPDATE: It has been announced that the EP will be released on CD, vinyl and as a CD+Tshirt bundle. Details can be found here.) The four-track beacon of heavy metal hope was recorded under the darkness of the coronavirus pandemic. All four tracks will be exclusive to the EP and will not feature on or be rerecorded for future albums, like 2018 EP BATTLE AGAINST DAMNATION. On creating the EP the band comments, "On...

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