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Even though fans of the famous Oshare Kei Band had to wait for a while, the release date for the European release of ANCAFESTA 12 SUMMER DIVE has been scheduled for May 3! The 2-disc Box comes with a runtime of around 170 minutes of pure An Cafe fun and live madness…

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NIGHTMARE – SCUMS out April 12 all over Europe

Admittedly, it took NIGHTMARE a long time to return to Europe: Not less than seven years went by until the famous visual-kei band finally returns to Europe with their new album SCUMS. Both of their former releases, Libido and Anima already gained cult status among the visual-kei audience and the new album has the potential to succeed in the same way…

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Matenrou Opera: New album Kassai to Gekijou No Gloria out March 6 all over Europe

Fans of Matenrou Opera are probably aware oft he fact that their new album Kassai to Gekijou No Gloria will be released in Japan on March 6, but the new longplayer is not only reserved for the Japanese audience- Kassai to Gekijou No Gloria has been released in Europe simultaneously with Japan…

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NoGoD – new album “V” will be available for download on February 21st

Follwing up the successful single release STAND UP!, Gan-Shin Records will release the latest album of one of Japans most interesting visual-kei bands of the current decade: NoGoD. The new album has been named “V” since it is the fifth longplayer release of NoGoD…

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Megumi Hayashibara - selected records will be released in Europe!

To name the countless successful projects of Megumi Hayashibara a single page is not barely enough: The Japanese celebrity is a voice actress, radio DJ, lyricist, essayist and last but not least a very well known singer…

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AWOI - latest album Birthday available in Europe now!

Visual kei band AWOI are celebrating the European release of their latest album Birthday. Shortly after the release of their Best-of collection Aoi THE SECOND, lead vocalist Otogi and his band members delivering 11 brand new tracks to the audience in Europe…

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LM.C - DOUBLE DRAGON out now!

Shortly before Christmas, maya and Aiji release their latest single DOUBLE DRAGON in Europe as well. Catchy melodies have been a trademark of LM.C right from the beginning and DOUBLE DRAGON does not fail to meet those expectations…

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MUCC – Shangri-la out on January 25th 2013 all over Europe

With Shangri-la, MUCC is finally releasing the long awaited successor to their album KARMA all over Europe also adding a particular feature: Beside the new studio album, the physical release will include another CD with 10 live tracks, recorded at the “97-12” concert at Makuhari Messe…

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MUCC – New single MOTHER out November 21st

Shortly before the release of their brand-new studio album Shangri-la, MUCC’s new single will be released all over Europe as well! So MUCC once again raises expectations before the release of Shangri-la, which will be available in Japan already at the end of November and shortly in Europe as well…

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NoGoD - new single STAND UP! available for download or stream now!

All European fans of the Visual-Kei band didn’t had to wait long for another release. Following their latest album Genjitsu, Gan-Shin Records is going to release the brand new single STAND UP! today which continues the spirit of NoGoD...

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GACKT – new solo single HAKURO out on October 10th

It was about time: Even though GACKT continuously released new music with his project YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz, fan calls for new solo material kept on getting louder and louder and finally the Japanese super star is replying with a brand new single…

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MATENROU OPERA – new single G L O R I A out on October 3rd!

Short time after the release of MATENROU OPERA latest studio album Justice, Gan-Shin Records is going to release the new single G L O R I A simultaneously with Japan all over Europe. But talking about G L O R I A as a classic single wouldn’t suit this release, since there are three more songs included: P s y c h i c P a r a d i s e, Camel and the medley HATSUKOI WA EIEN NI…

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Awoi released best album in Europe

On September 7th, Gan-Shin Records released the best album AOI THE SCOND digitally all over Europe, which is good news to every Visual Kei fan! Challenging and powerful melodies are trademarks of Awoi, who never disappoint the high musical expectations by creating haunting songs and a special atmosphere of it’s own…

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AND – ECCENTRIC AGENT releases 1st digital album Sensenfukoku on the 31st of August all over Europe

Following their successfully released singles “BLAZE” and “Liberate” last year, AND – ECCENTRIC AGENT are finally back with their first major album “Sensenfukoku” (trans. declaration of war)...

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An Cafe – return with amazing blue

A lot of tears have been shed when fans all around the world had to face the truth that AN CAFE would take an unlimited timeout. But luckily Miku and his comrades took a second thought and decided to return in 2012…

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DaizyStripper – MASTERPIECES hit Europe

DaizyStripper was founded in 2007, and the band made their way to the top of the Japanese ORICON indie charts within two years! Their success story continued with many sold out releases, shows and even oversea activities in the U.S.. Now yu-giri and his bandmates are ready to take Europe by storm…

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NoGoD – Genjitsu will be available for download on 11th of July

With the release of Genjitsu, Gan-Shin Records will present the latest album of one of Japans most interesting visual-kei bands of the current decade: NoGoD NoGoD was formed in 2005 by vocalist Dancho, who soon gathered talented musicians around him, leading to the present cast of Kyire (Guitar), Shinno (Guitar), Karin (Bass) and K (Drums)...

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MATENROU OPERA – And Justice for all!

Justice is served – now also for European fans of MATENROU OPERA, because Gan-Shin Records is going to release the latest album Justice all over Europe on July 6th. This is great news for every Visual-Kei fan, especially because of the fact that the Japanese band gained already a lot of attention by former releases and tours…

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YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz - first studio album out now!

YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz, the incredible all star project of mastermind GACKT should be famous among all J-Music audiences in Europe not only because of two incredible sold out European tours, but also because of his famous band mates who can be considered as true heavyweights in the music scene…

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ONMYO-ZA - Album Kishibojin will be available in June all over Europe

ONMYO-ZA can be considered as one of the true pioneers of Japanese rock music in Europe, since their first album Inyo-Shugyoku has been released already in 2006. Now ONMYO-ZA inaugurates their comeback with the release of their latest album Kishibojin all over Europe…

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MUCC – singles ARCADIA FEATURING DAISHI DANCE & NIRVANA will be released on May 25th

After the release of their last studio album KARMA it became a little bit quiet around the popular Angura-kei band from Ibaraki. After discovering several musical genres from electronic to metal music it would have been no surprise if MUCC would have inserted a small creative break- but far wrong…

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LM.C – exclusive autograph session in Munich on May 18th

Within this year’s LM.C LIVE TOUR 2012 STRONG POP world tour, maya and Aiji will stop in Munich to sign their latest record STRONG POP for their fans. The autograph session will start at 4 p.m. at the Neo Tokyo shop. Since this is the only autograph session during the tour, no fan of LM.C should miss the chance to get his copy of STRONG POP signed…

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LM.C – STRONG POP will be released on the 04th of May all over Europe

Shortly before the start of their anticipated LM.C LIVE TOUR 2012 STRONG POP world tour, LM.C will release their latest studio album STRONG POP in Europe as well. Besides already released singles like „Ah Hah!“ or „LET ME’ CRAZY!!“, „STRONG POP“ will contain a load of brand-new catchy tunes for their fans in Europe…

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L’Arc~en~Ciel – WORLD’S BEST SELECTION will be released on the 20th of April

Only one month after the release of their brand-new studio album BUTTFERLY, L’Arc~en~Ciel return with a Best-of album, made exclusively for their fans in Europe. WORLD’S BEST SELECTION contains 16 songs of 20 years L’Arc~en~Ciel history…

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AA= - digital album “#3“ will be available for download on the 10th of April

Takeshi Ueda – founder of internationally known Electro/Punk band MAD CAPSULE MARKET’S and musical all-rounder is releasing the latest album of his project AA= all over Europe! The album has simply been titled “#3” since this one is the third album release of AA=. Inspired by George Orwell’s novel “Animal Farm”, Takeshi Udea named his project AA= (All Animals Are Equal) and decided to focus on political grievances and sociocultural problems…

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L’Arc~en~Ciel: BUTTERFLY available now!

This week is all about L’Arc~en~Ciel! Besides the forthcoming live shows in London (already sold out!) and Paris, people in the UK and France are able to get their physical copy of BUTTERFLY right now…

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LM.C are ready to release their brand-new single Ah Hah!

Short time after their Best-Of release, LM.C are back with their new single Ah Hah! which will be available for download on the 22nd of February. European fans are able to download this song on the same day as the Japanese fans of LM.C because Gan-Shin Records is releasing this track simultaneously with Japan…

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L'Arc~en~Ciel - BUTTERFLY set to be released in March

Japanese Rock band L’Arc~en~Ciel are set to release their twelfth studio album “BUTTERFLY” in time for their world tour which sees the band play the 02’s indig02 in London on Wednesday 11th April, and the Le Zenith in Paris on Saturday 14th April 2012. It will include their 20th L’Anniversary single ‘X X X’ (‘Kiss, Kiss, Kiss’), all six singles since 2008’s “DRINK IT DOWN” as well as three new songs…

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L'Arc~en~Ciel fan voting

Since last week, fans are able to vote for their favorite L’Ar~en~Ciel songs. videos and even photos of all time! All you need to do is to follow the link below and take your decision. Needless to say that there is a wide range of material, created in more than 20 years of band history!

 

 

AND -ECCENTRIC AGENT- digital single „Liberate“ out on the 28th of December!

Only one month after the release of their first European single ‘BLAZE’, AND ECCENTRIC AGENT are back with their new single „Liberate“ which can be seen as a proof for AND ECCENTRIC AGENTS- taste for Rock and Metal! Right from the start Ikuma (vocals), Kiri (Guitar), PECO (Guitar), Ken (Bass) and KAJI (Drums) take the gloves off and combine intense double-bass driven metal-parts with melodic hooks…

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fade – „Kings of Dawn“ – European Edition out on the 23rd of December 2011

When it comes to the name Jon Underdown most people will probably think about the amazing „Yellow Fried Chickenz Tour 2011“ where Jon joined GACKT on vocals. But that’s only one part of the story, because at the same time, Jon Underdown is also the lead vocalist of the Japanese rockband fade, which will release the European Edition of their latest EP Kings of Dawn all over Europe this December…

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L’Arc-en-Ciel – digital single CHASE out on the 21st of December!

After revealing the details about their 2012 world tour, L’Arc-en-Ciel are going on the offensive with the release of their brand-new single “CHASE”. Beside “CHASE” there are three more tracks included…

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AND - ECCENTRIC AGENT – release mini-ep „BLAZE“ digitally all over Europe!

Even though not everyone in the J-Music scence might be familar with AND AND – ECCENTRIC AGENT, the Japanese Visual-kei band already gained a lot of attention in their home country and will finally release their first single called „BLAZE“ all over Europe…

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Gan-Shin Records release Best the LM.C 2006-2011 SINGLES digitally all over Europe

For now 5 years Maya and Aiji delight their fans across the world as LM.C with their unique „New Century Elektrock“. Since their rapid carreer start in 2006 followed by countless top-ten chart entries, it seems entirely logical for LM.C to summarize their muscial work with this release…

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kanon x kanon release „Koi no Doutei“ and „Calendula Requiem“digital all over Europe

On the 19th of October 2011 Gan-Shin Records will release the two singles Koi no Doutei and Calendula Requiem of kanon x kanon digital all over europe.Mystic female cello-vocalist and Akiba-kei Otaku male sound creator joined together to form a “2.5th-dimension phenomenal musical unit”...

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L'Arc-en-Ciel release new single X X X all over Europe!

On the 12th of October 2011 Gan-Shin Records will release the brand new single X X X by Japans most famous rockband L’Arc-en-Ciel! Beside „X X X“ there are three more songs included: A „hydeless version“ of „X X X“, the track „I’am so happy“ as „L’Acoustic version“ and the „hydeless version“ of this song as well…

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Tsuyoshi Domto - album NIPPON will be released on the 21st of October!

In October 2011 Gan-Shin Records will release „NIPPON“, the first album of the outstanding artist and Japanese idol Tsuyoshi Domoto all over Europe. His exceptional musical talent and experience is noticeable on his first European release “NIPPON” everywhere and anytime…

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LM.C - "Hoshi No Arika" out now!

After “SUPER SUPER GALAXY” Maya and Aiji delivering their brand new single Hoshi No Arika to their fans in europe. “Hoshi No Arika” includes of course the single “Hoshi No Arika” and the song “Mad or Die.”...

 

 

 

 

CROSSFAITH - THE DREAM, THE SPACE available now!

Only one year after their debut, CROSSFAITH are ready to release their new album „THE DREAM, THE SPACE“ all over Europe. CROSSFAITH’s songs still sound like a fierce machine gun, but something has changed…

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L'Arc~en~Ciel: New single „GOOD LUCK MY WAY“ out now!

L’Arc~en~Ciel is truly a band who is known for superlatives like their “20th L’Anniversary Live” show in May 2011, which was simultaneously broadcast to movie theatres in 7 countries across the world. As if that wasn’t enough the band also anounced a world tour for 2012, and so it seems only logical, that L’Arc~en~Ciel is also coming up with a brand new single which is called „GOOD LUCK MY WAY“...

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A Prayer Delivered With a Song: "pray" @ Darwin, Sendai!

girugamesh, currently pressing ahead with their tour girugamesh WORLD TOUR 2011 “Here we go!!” played last Thursday at the club Darwin in Sendai. They dedicated their song “pray”, written after the Great East Japan Earthquake, to their fans in Sendai…

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D'espairsRay disbanding!

Official Statement:
Thank you for your continued support of D’espairsRay.
Due to Hizumi’s throat troubles, we had decided to take a hiatus immediately following our show at Yokohama Blitz on 30 Dec. 2010. However, after further discussions amongst the four members, we have decided to disband as of 15 June 2011 and cease all activities under the name D’espairsRay.

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YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz WORLD TOUR SHOW UR SOUL.!

GACKT – “YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz” new band members announced! At a wild press conference yesterday at a hotel in Tokyo “YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz” announced their new line-up…

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GACKT – Live CD + DVD package out now all over Europe!

After the announcement of the first European GACKT tour ever in 2010, the European fans quickly went nuts! The „Yellow Fried Chickenz Tour“ sold out in seconds, even the server of several ticket seller crashed down. In spite of the unbelievable demand, tickets are traded for more than 500 € on the black market and many people even went to the venues without a ticket, simply to sneak a peak at the Japanese megastar…

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Premium live of “MUCC Day” is now available for viewing on Ustream

As the number 69 can be pronounced “Mukku” in Japanese, which is how the band name MUCC is pronounced, 09/06 has been designated as “MUCC Day” over the years. MUCC plans and hosts a special event for “MUCC Day” every year and this year, they’re brining you a special live…

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T.M. Revolution – Digital album „CLOUD NINE“ out now!

Starting today on 1st of June 2011 T.M. Revolution’s new album „CLOUD NINE“ will be available digital all over Europe, bringing a magnificent mixture of Rock and Electro to the western audience…

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L’Arc-en-Ciel live theater viewing in 7 countries: 20,000 tickets completely sold out

L’Arc-en-Ciel “20th L’Anniversary Live”, 5/28 and 5/29, was simultaneously broadcast to movie theatres in 7 countries across the world. In a local movie theatre in Taipei, there were groups of people that waited all night to get tickets on release day…

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girugamesh's special USTREAM Program now available with english subtitles

The archive of “pray for Japan,” girugamsh’s special USTREAM program aired on 15.04.2011, is now available with English subtitles for the fans around the world…

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MUCC - charity-single "Akatsuki" available now!

Following up the idea of helping, MUCC’s charity single “Akatsuki” is available from now on at your favourite download shop.By buying the single you can support the victims of the catastrophe in Japan…

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MUCC's Live Streaming of Budokan

MUCC has been on overseas tours with as many lives as 50 in total in north Americas and 60 lives in total in European countries. MUCC’s live performance for this paid service will be the very last live on the second day of the 2-day lives at Budokan after their Euro Tour and Asia Tour…

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T.M. Revolution – Digital album „CLOUD NINE“ will be released on 1st of June all over Europe !

Takanori Nishikawa a.k.a. T.M. Revolution may sound familiar to many european J-Music fans, as he already gained a lot of attention during his ongoing solo-career or with his band Abingdon Boys School…

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L'Arc-en-Ciel Kino "Live Viewing" Paris, London, New York!

L’Arc-en-Ciel’s 20th anniversary concert “20th L’Anniversay Live” will be shown “as live” in cinemas in Paris, London and New York! An incredible event no L’Arc-en-Ciel fan can afford to miss…

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GACKT – YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz 2011 EUROPEAN TOUR CONFIRMED!!

Afther his tremendous success in 2010, GACKT will return to europe already this summer – stay tuned!

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GACKT – Live CD + DVD package available on 10th of June all over Europe!

After the announcement of the first European GACKT tour ever in 2010, the European fans quickly went nuts! The „Yellow Fried Chickenz Tour“ sold out in seconds, even the server of several ticket seller crashed down. In spite of the unbelievable demand, tickets are traded for more than 500 € on the black market and many people even went to the venues without a ticket, simply to sneak a peak at the Japanese megastar…

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