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X Japan’s Yoshiki begins recovery in L.A.

YOSHIKI TO REGAIN HIS REGULAR VOICE IN THE COMING MONTHS. Yoshiki of X Japan underwent surgery for cervical artificial disc replacement on Tuesday (USA time), 16th May 2017, at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. The operation was concluded successfully. Diagnosed as having “cervical foraminal stenosis” (radiculopathy of the left arm and herniated discs at the C5-C6 levels) due to his intense drumming style, his artificial disc replacement surgery required several hours of highly intricate skills by Dr. Neel Anand. Yoshiki is currently in stable condition. According to the doctor, he will have difficulty using his voice for a while...

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Esprit D’Air announce new album details!

London-based J-Rock band Esprit D’Air have announced details of their eagerly awaited comeback album, Constellations. Constellations will be released on the 30th of June and can be pre-ordered digitally now on iTunes and Amazon or a physical copy can be ordered here. On Constellations, guitarist and vocalist Kai has this to say: “I felt that I had more to give after our hiatus, so this album will be the work of our unfinished business. Constellations is our proudest work yet and we are really excited about releasing it exactly one year after Esprit D’Air reformed. It’s going to be a self-release...

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Emergency surgery for Yoshiki of X JAPAN.

YOSHIKI TO UNDERGO EMERGENCY SURGERY NEXT WEEK. It has been determined by multiple doctors that YOSHIKI of X JAPAN will undergo an emergency cervical artificial disc replacement surgery on Tuesday, 16th May in Los Angeles. As a result of YOSHIKI’s intense drumming style and its impact on his physical health, he was diagnosed with cervical foraminal stenosis in July 2009, and then underwent a cervical laminectomy and a cervical foraminotomy. After suffering from a herniated disc that has worsened over the past six months, YOSHIKI has experienced symptoms including numbness and severe paralysis of the left hand and arm,...

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Aldious release first overseas album: ‘Radiant A’

ARE YOU READY FOR ALDIOUS?? ‘Radiant A’ sees Japan’s “groundbreaking” metal quintet Aldious unleash their first overseas album on 17th March 2017, out on CD and digital formats in the UK and Europe via JPU Records. Aldious’ name is a portmanteau of ‘Ultimate’ and ‘Melodious’, two words central to the band’s ethos and sound. Their powerful stage presence and ferociously fast guitar licks have caught international media attention, leaving American pop culture and fashion publication Nylon to name Aldious as the band that “launched heavy metal girl bands into the mainstream [in Japan]”, and for the likes of Team Rock...

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MIYAVI ‘FireBird’ Tour: UK date announced!

‘FireBird’: Exclusive UK show announced! MIYAVI last graced UK shores back in September 2015 as part of the ‘We Are The Others’ Tour and you won’t have to wait much longer to see the Guitar maestro in action! You’ll be able to witness MIYAVI’s incredible skills with an exclusive and intimate UK performance announced at the O2 Academy Islington on Sunday 7th May! Grab your tickets HERE....

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