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ELFRIEDE, J-pop, J-rock -

JPU Records is proud to introduce brand new Japanese rock band ELFRIEDE with the quartet’s fantastic debut album real-Ize within Europe and North America. The label's international version of the CD includes an extended booklet containing English lyric translations and transliterations so you can learn Japanese while also understanding the words. ELFRIEDE consists of Ryo Yamabuki (guitar), Rina Hoshino (bass), Yu-yan (drum) and Mikuru (vocal). Ryo has been featured in several of Japan’s top guitar publications, including YOUNG GUITAR and Player magazine and is also a popular cosplay icon with over 100 thousand followers on Twitter. Bass player Rina also...

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Electronic, Idol, J-pop, J-rock, PassCode -

PassCode – a hybrid outfit from Japan that mixes heavy rock, electronic music with their country’s unique idol culture – have released their second major album CLARITY on CD today via JPU Records in the UK, Europe, USA and Canada. This international edition of the album includes an exclusive booklet with English lyric translations and transliterations. CLARITY received its name due to the level of confidence the group has built up so far. This album further lights up the path of members Nao Minami, Kaede Takashima, Yuna Imada and Hinako Ogami; allowing them to move forward without hesitation; allowing them to move...

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BAND-MAID, J-pop, J-rock, Live / Tour Dates -

BAND-MAID will return to Europe in 2019! The band announced the news on their social media today along with the initial four dates and that more dates are expected to be announced soon. BAND-MAID also announced that they will be working with LIVE NATION for the tour. Tickets are on sale now and available by clicking the venue link's below: BAND-MAID WORLD DOMINATION TOUR 2019 ~gekidou~ dates: Date: Venue: Das Lo 22 June Islington Assembly Hall London 🇬🇧 23 June Le Trabendo Paris 🇫🇷 24 June Zeche Bochum 🇩🇪 26 June Das Logo Hamburg 🇩🇪 There are VIP options available...

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J-rock, Punk, ROS -

STILL FIGHT FOR SURVIVE is the first full length album from ROS, a band formed of Japanese punk legends who’ve been creating moshpits and shaping Japanese sub-culture since the 90s. This exclusive overseas edition features two brilliant bonus tracks not found on the original domestic release in Japan, including anthem "GOD OF ROCK" (over 150,000 views on YouTube) originally found on their break out EP, and "GIVE ME THE THING", a B-side from the lead single of STILL FIGHT FOR SURVIVE. ROS features Raimon on vocals (MC from alternative legends smorgas, active since 1997), HIROKI on guitar (guitarist of Dragon...

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Electronic, Idol, J-rock, PassCode -

PassCode have revealed their brand new music video to "PROJECTION" today, the opening track from their second major album CLARITY. CLARITY is available now to download / stream ahead of its international CD release on 3 May from JPU Records which includes English lyric translations and transliterations. The music video is a collaboration with French liquor brand ABSENTE and features the brand's character Gogh-kun in a mind-altering virtual reality scene. Check out the video below: PassCode CLARITY album Includes • 24 page booklet• English lyric translations• Romaji lyric transliterations• Bonus track 1. PROJECTION2. DIVE INTO THE LIGHT3. Ray4. 45. Taking...

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