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  • DEEN holds event to celebrate completion of their new song

    June 1, 2012 @ 7:05 am

    On May 30, three-man band DEEN, who will celebrate their 20th anniversary since their debut in March of next year, held a completion event in Tokyo for their wedding song “Kokoro kara Kimi ga Suki~Mariage~”. Vocalist Ikemori Shuichi (42) explained that he wrote the lyrics with Kibayashi Shin, the original author of the manga 'Kami no Shizuku'. He sang their new song enthusiastically in addition to other popular songs, including “Konomama

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  • Hemenway releases "Escape" worldwide + to attend Japan Expo 2012

    June 1, 2012 @ 5:17 am

    Rock band Hemenway just released their newest single "Escape" on May 23rd. Known for the anime tie-in's, this single is no different as it is the ending theme song to anime series "Eureka Seven AO". If fans of the band haven't purchased the single yet, they can now purchase it via iTunes and Amazon. This is their second single to be available worldwide as their first was "By My Side" (ending theme song to "Naruto Shippuden"). Additional

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  • The Birthday announces new album + live tour

    June 1, 2012 @ 3:02 am

    Rock band The Birthday has announced that they will be releasing their new album, "VISION", on July 18th! To coincide this album's release, the band will kick off their nationwide tour, "The Birthday TOUR 2012 'VISION'", in September. 'VISION' is The Birthday's 6th original album, and it's also their first since releasing "I'M JUST A DOG" in June of 2011. The DVD that comes with the Limited Edition will contain video clips of "ROKA" and "S

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  • Check out the PV preview for Kanjani 8's "Ai Deshita."

    June 1, 2012 @ 1:22 am

    Kanjani 8's PV preview for upcoming single "Ai Deshita." (releasing on June 13th) has been revealed. This is the theme song for Nishikido Ryo's TBS drama 'Papadol!' On the TOKYO MX's news program 'CHECK TIME', the preview was revealed along with information on Kanjani 8's 8th anniversary commemorative events, 'Fan Gratitude CD Special Free Event' and '8 Festival ~Bokuramo 8cchai, 8cchake Matsuri~', in August. Check out the preview below

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  • PASSPO☆ reveals full PV for upcoming single "Next Flight"

    May 31, 2012 @ 11:49 pm

    In April, Idol group PASSPO☆ announced they would be releasing a new single "Next Flight" on June 13th, and now the PV for their new track has been revealed. For this single, PASSPO☆ received assistance from some of the musicians of LA Metal, and the girls revealed those artists as well. Josh Freese(drum), Robin Finck(guitar) and Chris Chaney(bass) assisted with the song, and also appear in the PV. Also for the coupling song, "Bathtub", Er

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  • Plastic Tree reveals PV for "Kuchizuke"

    May 31, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

    Rock band Plastic Tree has revealed the full PV for their upcoming single, "Kuchizuke"! The band's 32nd single will come in 4 different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, Regular Edition A, and Regular Edition B. It's described as a love song about beautiful lies and an uncertain eternity. "Kuchizuke" will be released on June 20th. Check out the PV below!

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  • AKB48's 27th single to be used on several TV CM's

    May 31, 2012 @ 9:09 pm

    As we all know, AKB48's 4th General Election will be held on June 6th at Nippon Budokan. The top 64 girls will be divided into 4 groups, '27th Single Senbatsu Members', 'Under Girls', 'Next Girls', and 'Future Girls', with 16 members in each respective group. They will be in charge of the title and coupling tracks for the group's 27th single. On May 31st, it was revealed that AKB48's 27th single will be used by several different companies,

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  • ViViD releases more details on their 1st major album "INFINITY"

    May 31, 2012 @ 8:08 pm

    A few days ago it was revealed that rock band ViViD will be releasing their first major album on June 27th titled "INFINITY". Now, more details have been revealed. The album will contain all of their major singles from "Yume ~Mugen no Kanata~" to their latest "REAL". Two of the songs are opening theme songs to popular animations "BLEACH" and "Mobile Suit Gundam AGE". Check out the tracks and covers below! - Regular Edition <

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  • PV preview and jacket cover for 9nine's upcoming single "Ryusei no Kuchizuke" revealed!

    May 31, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

    On May 31st, idol group 9nine revealed a short PV preview for their upcoming single "Ryusei no Kuchizuke" (to hit stores on June 20th) and the jacket covers for this single as well. This song is also the theme song for TBS‘ upcoming drama, "Houkago wa Mystery to tomo ni" as well. Check out the PV preview and the jacket covers of their single below! === --- <Limited Edition Type A> <Limited Edition Type B>

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  • INORAN unveils PV for "Get Laid" + album cover for "Dive youth, Sonik dive"

    May 31, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

    In April tokyohive reported that Luna Sea guitarist INORAN will be releasing a new album this summer called 'Dive youth, Sonik dive'. The album is his 10th solo album and will be released on June 27th. More details on the album have been released. 'Dive youth, Sonik dive''s first press limited edition will be a 15th anniversary edition that will include the 10-track CD, a DVD with the lead track's music video, and a 30cm LP that contains "

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