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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
tera melos

Tera Melos display at Shibuya Tower Records

As I posted a long time ago, west coast math rockers are making their way to Japan this fall. I was off by a month, but I was still close enough, right? They are touring with LITE most of the way and also doing one show with Toe in Nagoya. If I were a betting bear, I’d put my money on that show being the most exciting one of their entire tour. Go check it out. They recently released a double cd in Japan containing their first two LPs that went unreleased until now in Japan.

Oct 25 2009 7:00P
Whoopee’s – KYOTO – Japan w/ Nuito Kyoto
Oct 26 2009 7:00P
CLUB QUATTRO – Osaka, Japan w/LITE Osaka
Oct 27 2009 7:00P
CLUB QUATTRO – Nagoya, Japan w/LITE & Toe Nagoya
Oct 28 2009 7:00P
CLUB QUATTRO – Tokyo, Japan w/LITE Tokyo
Oct 29 2009 7:00P
BIRDLAND – Sendai, Japan w/ Nuito Sendai
Oct 30 2009 7:00P
CLUB RIVERST- Niigato, Japan – w/Nuito Niigata
Oct 31 2009 7:00P
VAN VAN V4 – Kanazawa, Japan Kanazawa
Nov 1 2009 7:00P
FEVER – Tokyo, Japan w/ Nuito, Miscorner/c+llooqtortion, kuruucrew Tokyo

This year Mono, Pelican, World’s End Girlfriend and LITE are playing at RaidWorld.

May 16 5:00P LIQUIDROOM Shibuya ¥4,5000

True story: I was supposed to go to RaidWorld last year until I got bedridden with food poisoning. Salmonella, to be exact. Let that be a lesson to you all to not eat raw chicken at an izakaya, no matter how good your Japanese friends tell you it is.

California’s sludge metal gods, Black Cobra, are heading to Japan in the fall. I’m not sure with whom they will be playing with besides Coffins on the 27th, but no doubt, they will be touring with some heavy bands.

Also, the times on their MySpace may be incorrect. 8pm is kind of a late start, so I would shoot for around 6pm or 6:30.

Sep 19 2009 8:00P
Livehouse WALL Tokyo
Sep 20 2009 8:00P
Club Zion – Loud Festival Nagoya
Sep 21 2009 8:00P
Fandango Osaka
Sep 22 2009 8:00P
Socrates Kyoto
Sep 23 2009 8:00P
51 Gifu
Sep 26 2009 8:00P
Club 24 West Yokohama
Sep 27 2009 8:00P
Earthdom Tokyo

Bay Area thrashers, Voetsek, are playing two more shows before they head back to the States. They are playing one tonight and another tomorrow; although, they have played two shows in Kochi and Osaka already… sorry about missing that. Any way, make sure you check these shows out as they are playing with some pretty awesome Japanese bands like Mind of Asian, FOLKEIIS and Fuck On The Beach.

Sorry about the short notice!

Apr 16 2009 6:30P
Daytrip w/FOLKEIIS
Apr 17 2009 6:00P
Earthdom w/Mind of Asian, Fuck on the Beach

As posted earlier, Sunn O)) is playing at the Leave Them All Behind event in Tokyo, but they are also playing a few more shows before flying off to Oslo. As to be expected, tickets are pretty expensive, but be sure to check them out.

Apr 19 2009 3:45P
Liquidroom Shibuya, Tokyo
Apr 21 2009 6:00P
Earthdom Shin-Okubo, Tokyo
Apr 22 2009 6:00P
Earthdom Shin-Okubo, Tokyo
Apr 23 2009 6:00P
Sunsui Shinsaibashi, Osaka
Apr 24 2009 6:00P
Sunsui Shinsaibashi, Osaka

envy, Boris, Isis, Sunn O))) and Growing

April 19 – @Liquidroom, Shibuya

Doors open at 3:45pm while the show actually starts at 4:30pm


Words cannot express how upset I am about not being able to go to amazing concert. I am terribly jealous of anyone that is able to go to this. I highly doubt tickets are still available since pre-orders started in January.

Looking at the line-up makes me wonder if envy is going to debut any new songs that are more sludgy/droney.

If that wasn’t enough, Growing, Boris, OLAibi and saicobab have got some shows before the big concert:

Growing/saicobab:April 14 @SUNSUI, Osaka ¥4,000

Boris/Growing/OLAibi: April 17 @O-NEST, Toyko ¥4,000

GUMN just got a tip that California’s Tera Melos is heading to Japan this September. Once confirmed, we will post the dates.