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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. 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 one hand, working on this album during the spread of coronavirus has been mentally draining. On the other, the music created in such darkness...

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Aldious, J-rock, Metal -

"As if regenerating the golden age of DragonForce and Blind Guardian… the 'girls metal band boom' of the 2010s, which brought us the likes of BABYMETAL, owes its initial success in part to the pioneering talents of Aldious." – Alternative press "These girls will rock your brains out. As metal as one can get in heels and pink bows" – Kotaku Japan's "groundbreaking" (Nylon) metal band Aldious continue their ten-year conquest with an international edition of Evoke II 2010-2020. JPU Records will unleash it from 29 January. The special CD-edition includes two pages of English liner notes, English lyric translations...

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Anime Music, LOVEBITES, Metal -

Japanese heavy metal band LOVEBITES have today revealed the first clip of their new song entitled 'Winds Of Transylvania', their first to feature in anime. The Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards winning band will be in charge of the opening theme song for VLADLOVE, a new series from highly acclaimed, visionary directors Mamoru Oshii and Junji Nishimura. VLADLOVE is an upcoming, original work from masterminds Mamori Oshii, the world-famous animation director behind Ghost in the Shell and Patlabor, and Junji Nishimura of Ranma 1/2 and You’re Under Arrest fame. The pair created a huge impression on Japanese pop culture when...

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J-rock, Live / Tour Dates, LOVEBITES, Metal -

Japanese heavy metal band LOVEBITES unleashed their debut album AWAKENING FROM ABYSS upon the world from 23 October 2017. Now, three years later, the five-piece force will celebrate with a special livestream of the album, performed from their studio in Tokyo. To mark the occasion JPU Records has reduced the price of the CD by 33.3% until the end of October. Livestream The livestream is entitled "AWAKE AGAIN: AWAKENING FROM ABYSS 3rd Anniversary Studio Live" and will begin from 8am GMT and accessible via the following link: https://w.pia.jp/a/lovebites-plseng/ Tickets are on sale now priced at 3000 yen (around £21.60) and...

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Anime Music, BAND-MAID, J-pop, J-rock, JPU Records, Metal, Punk, Video Game Music -

ISANA KAGAMI is back with two brand new shirt designs, exclusive to JPU Records! Celebrating the very best of heavy metal and kawaii culture, the shirt range now includes the beautiful "#5 HEAVY METAL MONONOKE" and the brutal "#4 JROCK BIG BOSS", depicted on the left side of the banner above. The illustrator has worked with many bands from Japan, including t-shirts and merch for BABYMETAL and BAND-MAID.The new designs were originally planned to be revealed at this summer's London Comic Con and Hyper Japan events. However, with COVID messing everything up and us being too excited to keep these...

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