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Yoshiki wins Asian Icon Award at Classic Rock Awards!

X Japan leader Yoshiki performed at the Classic Rock Awards held at Ryogoku Kokugikan this past Friday, 11th November. Yoshiki made history by becoming the first-ever artist to be honoured with the ‘Asian Icon Award.’ Based at the venerable Roundhouse venue in London, the Classic Rock Awards are widely recognised by the world’s rock stars as the “annual must-attend event,” bringing together artists from rock’s global Hall of Fame! The show was held in Japan this year for the first time ever and with this memorable timing, Yoshiki became the first Asian artist to accomplish this great achievement. Rock royalty...

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BABYMETAL announce ‘Live At Wembley’ CD release!

BABYMETAL return to the UK next month supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers from the 5th to 15th December and if you’re impatiently waiting for the release of the groups ‘Live At Wembley’ Blu-ray / DVD release, you’ll be excited to hear you’ll also be able to purchase the audio CD from December!! Currently sitting at #1 on the CD Japan rankings (Blu-ray release is also in the current Top 5), the upcoming audio release is now available to pre-order* with the release date slated for 9th December (via EarMusic), 28th December (via CDJapan) and a digital release has also been confirmed, available from 30th December! Full tracklistings...

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Esprit D’Air Announce Single Launch Party in London!

Esprit D’Air’s Single Launch Party will take place at the Zigfrid von Underbelly in London on 18th December 2016, hosted by Flyjam Creative Agency. The event will be held to celebrate the release of London based three-piece metal band Esprit D’Air’s comeback single, ‘Rebirth’. A special live set, merchandise and an opportunity to meet the band will be available on the day, with guest supporting acts provided by Flyjam Creative Agency. The band made a successful appearance at the main stage of HYPER JAPAN Festival at Olympia, London in July. Their comeback single, ‘Rebirth’ has been eagerly anticipated by...

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Crystal Lake announce album #4: ‘True North’!

Japanese heavy-rock giants Crystal Lake have announced plans to release their long awaited, fourth full-length album, True North on Artery Recordings in North America and JPU Records in the UK and Europe. The album will be released early digitally on 2nd December 2016 followed with the physical release on 3rd February 2017. Fans can pre-order the album digitally from iTunes or Google Play from 10th November or pre-order the CD direct from JPU Records now. Also, in anticipation for the upcoming release Crystal Lake have unveiled the record’s first new track titled ‘Omega’, (click on the above image to watch!) For nearly a decade and...

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Boris to perform ‘PINK’ in it’s entirety!

Calling all Boris fans, this is one tour you won’t want to miss!! Starting off in Helsinki on the 18th November, Japanese heavy rock group Boris will be performing fan favourite: ‘PINK’ in it’s entirety throughout their European Tour! Boris will be hitting UK shores in December at the following venues: 13th December: London, Electric Ballroom 14th December: Bristol, The Fleece 15th December: Manchester, Sound Control 16th December: Newcastle, Newcastle University 18th December: Glasgow, Stereo 19th December: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club 20th December: Brighton, The Haunt. Boris’s epic riffs are sure to shake off those Winter blues! Click on the...

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