In this week’s random updates, you will find news about the pillows, new Vuzz Vegas Queen and Die!! Die!! Color!!! songs, HALCALI and Versailles interviews, and why I’m boycotting Tokyopop.
Archive for the ‘Jrock Revolution’ Category
It’s confirmed, MUCC and D’espairsRay will play 46 unconfirmed dates on next year’s Taste of Chaos festival. Warcon Records released Dir en grey’s Withering to Death album after they played at Taste of Chaos. Does that mean these two bands will be seeing American releases as well? MUCC have already announced they’re new album will be seeing a March 2008 release in the U.S. and Europe. No further details are available. I’ve never listened to either of these two bands but it’s always exciting to see more Japanese bands touring in the states.
So, over the weekend I stopped by the Hot Topic in my mall to look for some new band t-shirts. Sadly, I haven’t found a good one there in years but I did find purpleSKY! I haven’t gotten around to reading many articles but it’s pretty cool so far. There’s a lot of visual kei coverage but I assume that was because they interviewed just about everyone from the Jrock Revolution festival. The album reviews are nice even though the Beat Crusaders review for EPopMaking was terrible. The Bleach 03 feature has also got me interested in learning more about the band.
Recently, they released pre-order details on myspace for their Fall 2007 issue. On the cover is the band The Captains whose “best of” album Last Group Sounds in now available to purchase from Tokyo no Records. I received the album last month and was pleasantly surprised by it. Highly recommended. More details about this issue’s content is available on their myspace.
Jrock Revolution will be releasing the soundtrack for Catacombs in the US through EXTASY Records. Yoshiki from X Japan is the executive-producer for the OST, “an album unprecedented in music history for its collaboration of Japanese and American rock bands on a multinational release.” The first 500 orders for the soundtrack through the JRR website will include a bonus dvd of the music video for Violet UK’s “Blue Butterfly.” For the soundtrack website with song previews/tracklist, the movie trailer, and ordering information click here. More information here, here, and here.
Yoshiki, former X JAPAN drummer and pianist, has announced Jrock Revolution, or as I like to call it, “visual kei a-thon” on his myspace page. This 2 day festival will occur in LA May 25 & 26 and includes the likes of alice nine, Vidoll, DuelJewel, Kagrra, Miyavi, Déspairs Ray, Merry, girugamesh, and MUCC.