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Mind of Asian

Ok, last I heard Mie, Mind of Asian’s guitarist, left the band, but they have live show updates posted. I’m not sure if they found a new guitarist or if Mie came back. Either way, I will not pass up this chance to see my favorite thrashcore/powerviolence band!

2010/6/27
UEN Nishiogikubo, Toyko
2010/6/29
EARTHDOM Shinokubo, Tokyo
2010/7/17 15:00
BUSH BASH Koiwa, Tokyo
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Six young but talented metal bands are getting together this Saturday to put on a cheap show in Nakano. If you’re a fan metalcore, you owe it to yourself to go to this live show as it will only cost you ¥1,000! Get out and support these real underground bands. Check the map for details on how to get there.

Ring a Ding Dong

File this under “guilty pleasures”. I just went out and got my copy of Kaela’s new single. This isn’t the kind of blog that beacons a review from such a release, so there won’t be one (not very underground, is she?). I just thought I’d share this bit of information with all of you. Well then, until the next update!

CUBISMO GRAFICO FIVE

CUBISMO GRAFICO FIVE will be releasing their 4th album “Double Dozen” on July 7th and will play a total a three shows in Japan (Osaka, Nagoya, Toyko) to promote it. They will team up with math/space/science rockers avengers in sci-fi for the Osaka and Nagoya shows.

CUBISMO GRAFICO FIVE

2010/7/10 18:00
Shangri-La Umeda, Osaka
2010/7/19 18:00
CLUB UPSET Nagoya, Aichi
2010/7/24 18:00
Fever Shindaita, Tokyo

avengers in sci-fi

avengers in sci-fi

2010/7/10 18:00
Shangri-La Umeda, Osaka
2010/7/16 17:30
AX Shibuya, Tokyo
2010/7/19 18:00
CLUB UPSET Nagoya, Aichi

Illuminate (7/7)

Tokyo-based post-rockers LITE’s new 5 song mini album will be released on July 7th in Japan (Tanabata, for those who don’t know) and will cost ¥1,600 (tax included). Along with their new mini album, LITE is playing two shows this month, one at Fandango in Juso (Osaka) and another show at Liquidroom in Ebisu (Tokyo).

2010/6/13 19:00
FANDANGO Osaka, JAPAN ADV ¥3,000 / DOOR TBA
2010/6/26 17:30
LIQUIDROOM Tokyo, JAPAN ADV ¥4,000 / DOOR ¥4,500

forest at the head of a river (6/23)

They are doing it AGAIN! SCLL is releasing 2, two, TWO albums in a single year! “VIEW” was excellent, but unfortunately it was released at a time when this blog was on hiatus so there was no official review written about it. Bummer, I know. “VIEW” was released on April 21st and was preceded by the single “dreamer”. Yes, that’s right, SCLL has a total of three releases this year! Any way, an official review will be posted once it gets released. For now, get yourselves a copy of dreamer and VIEW and wait until forest… gets released.

“forest at the head of a river” will be released on June 23rd on felicity records.

Her Name In Blood

Formed in 2003 and having just released their first album “Decadence” this year, Her Name In Blood is making big waves in the Japanese metalcore community. They are hitting the road to tour all across the country this summer so be sure to get yourself to one of these shows!

2010/6/6 10:30
ORB Nagasaki, Nagasaki
2010/6/9 0:00
BECK Omura, Nagasaki
2010/6/11 1:00
WOW Kokura, Fukuoka
2010/6/12 0:00
Ongakukan Oita, Oita
2010/6/13 0:30
Giles Kurume, Fukuoka
2010/6/17 20:00
CLUB ZION Nagoya, Aichi, JP
2010/6/18 20:00
The Live House SOMA Shinsaibashi, Osaka, JP
2010/6/20 20:00
CLUB ASIA Shibuya, Tokyo, JP
2010/6/26 20:00
Ripple Sendai, Miyagi, JP
2010/6/27 20:00
TBA TBA,Yamagata, JP
2010/6/30 20:00
CLUB 9 Koriyama Fukushima, JP
2010/7/1 20:00
Ripple Sendai, Miyagi, JP
2010/7/2 20:00
Club CHANGE Morioka, Iwate, JP
2010/7/3 20:00
Kame House Hirosaki, Aomori, JP
2010/7/4 20:00
CLUB SONIC Iwaki, Fukushima, JP
2010/7/24 20:00
ALIVE Kashiwa, Chiba, JP
2010/7/25 20:00
Zion Nagoya, Aichi, Aichi, JAPAN
2010/7/31 0:00
Club Metro Kyoto, Kyoto
2010/8/1 20:00
Blue Port Kobe, Hyogo, JP
2010/9/5 15:00
TBA Shibuya, Tokyo
2010/9/11 20:00
club lizard Yokohama, Kanagawa, JP

Each of the Days

Each of the Days, hot off the release of their first EP “Historical Sheep”, is putting on a series of shows across Japan. I think it’s pretty amazing that this metalcore band has only just released their first EP and they are opening for The Black Dahlia Murder and Unearth. I’m even more excited to see them now. Also, the cute girl in the band is their drummer and she can tear it up!

I personally am stoked for the June 20th show with August Burns Red, Crossfaith and Her Name in Blood. But it’s a Thursday so I’m not sure if I can go, but if any of you can, I can guarantee that it will be an awesome show.

2010/5/9 17:30
SUNHALL w/WITHIN THE LAST WISH/EMBRACE SELEGY/GATES OF HOPELESS/FIRST/IDENTITY/PHANTOM KILLER osaka, 大阪府, JP
2010/5/22 18:00
NAMBA ROCKETS w/INHALE/UNITED/FATE IN SPIRAL/ERROR/WATERWEED/ osaka, 大阪府, JP
2010/5/23 18:30
Shinsaibashi CLUB QUATTRO w/UNEARTH/THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER/ osaka, 大阪府, JP
2010/5/24 18:30
Shibuya CLUB QUATTRO w/UNEARTH/THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER/ tokyo, 東京都, JP
2010/5/25 18:30
Nagoya CLUB QUATTRO w/UNEARTH/THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER/ nagoya, 愛知県, JP
2010/5/29 18:30
ZION w/METAL SAFARI/FATE IN SPIRAL/BEFORE MY LIFE FAILS/FEAR,AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS/and more nagoya aichi, 愛知県, JP
2010/6/17 20:00
ZION w/AUGUST BURNS RED/CROSSFAITH/HER NAME IN BLOOD/LOST/and more nagoya aichi, 愛知県, JP
2010/6/20 20:00
CLUB ASIA w/AUGUST BURNS RED/CROSSFAITH/HER NAME IN BLOOD/LOST/BEFORE MY LIFE FAILS/ shibuya tokyo, 東京都, JP
2010/6/26 20:00
ZION w/MURDER WITHIN SIN/SIT UP LATE/EASE/VOMIT MONSTER/and more nagoya aichi, 愛知県, JP

August Burns Red

The American metalcore act August Burns Red is coming to Japan in June and will play a total of 4 shows, two of which will be in Tokyo.
Jun 17 2010 5:00P
Nagoya Club Zion Nagoya
Jun 18 2010 5:00P
The Live House Osaka
Jun 19 2009 5:00P
Shibuya Cyclone Tokyo
Jun 20 2010 4:30P
Club Asia Tokyo

The Black Dahlia Murder / Unearth

Japan is being invaded by two of the biggest American metal bands at the end of May. The Black Dahlia Murder and Unearth will being a total of three shows in Japan at Club Quatttro in Osaka (Shinsaibashi), Tokyo (Shibuya) and Nagoya. Tickets are ¥6,800 advance and ¥7,300 at the door. Tickets for all shows are still available so get out and bang your head.

The opening act is a Japanese band called Each of the Days from Nagoya. I have more to write about Each of The Days, but I’ll save that for the next post.

2010/5/23 20:00
Club Quattro Shinsaibashi Osaka, JP ¥6,800 / ¥7,300
2010/5/24 20:00
Club Quattro Tokyo Tokyo, JP ¥6,800 / ¥7,300
2010/5/25 20:00
Club Quattro Nagoya Nagoya, US ¥6,800 / ¥7,300