X JAPAN made their Coachella debut on April 14 — YOSHIKI’s first major concert on drums since the band headlined SSE Wembley Arena in London last year — with a hard-rocking set that drew praise from music fans and media alike.
At the sold-out, back-to-back shows - titled “X JAPAN LIVE 2018: 10th Anniversary of Reunion PREMIUM GIGS – YOSHIKI Night of Resurrection” - YOSHIKI’s intense drumming, including hard-rocking songs like “Jade”, “Rusty Nail”, “I.V.”, and “Kurenai”, led the 2500 fans into a powerful moment where the entire venue “X-jumped” together as one.
Named by the Grammy Awards poll as one of Top 3 most anticipated acts at Coachella, X JAPAN will be performing as one of the only hard rock acts on the bill both weekends. With hip-hop recently taking the reins as the #1 genre in the world, the inclusion of X JAPAN at the festival amongst the likes of Beyoncé and The Weeknd is a testament to the band’s groundbreaking success far and wide.
Universal Music Japan recording artist MIYAVI will perform a series of upcoming U.S. live concerts. Through his management company, J-GLAM, MIYAVI has announced the North American dates as part of his current “Day 2 World Tour 2018”.
Always on the lookout for great artists to show our readers, we were excited when the opportunity to interview THE SOUND BEE HD was given to us. For those that don't know, THE SOUND BEE HD is a band formed by former Media Youth vocalist, DAISUKE. They formed in 1998 and. barring a hiatus from 2005-2010, have been active ever since. They've hosted several overseas shows in the United States, China, and elsewhere. In 2015 they added Yuu as their guitarist who was formerly in Suicide Ali and Iix. In 2017 they released their album "LIVING DEAD" and they recently released a single titled "ENDLESS DEAD" (The official MV for this song can be found following the interview.) We're excited to hear more about this group in the future so be sure to check out this interview where we cover everything from their formation to their upcoming plans!
Fans of Takeru, former vocalist of SuG, have cause to celebrate as some new details regarding his solo project "sleepyhead" have been announced!
Our friends at Chaotic Harmony will be bringing visual kei band LANTANA at Katsucon 2019, for the convention’s 25th anniversary!
X JAPAN has announced that it will perform a pair of solo concerts to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their re-unification -- “X JAPAN LIVE 2018 pre-American music festival appearance PREMIUM GIGS ~ YOSHIKI: A Night Of Resurrection ~” -- on April 10 and 11 at Zepp DiverCity (Tokyo).
Good news for Mejibray fans! It looks like Tsuzuku and Koichi are back from their break have formed a new group: 8P-SB!!!
DatuRΛWe’ve been keeping our eye on DatuRΛ a lot recently and their latest single, “Civet”, provides fans with a visual kei track that also serves up fast and hard electronic metal music!