Ladybeard returns with brand new unit “BABYBEARD”

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Since announcing auditions and the formation of a new idol unit last year, Ladybeard has been a little quiet, but no longer! The larger-than-life, multi-talented man himself is back with a bang—and he’s not alone. Combining Ladybeard’s formidable power with that of members Suzu and Kotomi, BABYBEARD is here to shake things up and give […]

millennium parade preview album “THE MILLENNIUM PARADE” with electrifying road trip

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millennium parade, a creative collective and music group featuring King Gnu’s vocalist and guitarist Daiki Tsuneta, will release their debut album THE MILLENNIUM PARADE on February 10. So what better way to showcase what listeners can expect with none other than an electrifying preview in the form of a road trip. Here the collective is […]

Misui gasps for breath in gloomy “Kokyu” music video

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Newcomer band Misui puts out their second single Kokyu on January 27 following the release of its gloomy music video. The band performs the melancholic track in a sandy landscape with a noose around their neck. This imagery ties in with the song title which roughly translates as “respiration”. Misui was formed in mid-2019 and […]

Earthists. premieres chaotic, uncontrollable “DAWNSHADOW” music video

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We’ve been eagerly waiting for Earthists.’s DAWNSHADOW music video since late November 2020, back when the digital single was first released. And now, that day is finally here! Officially premiered at Knotfest.com, this piece is described as “[an] embrace of influences ranging from progressive rock to jazz fusion–elements not often associated with metalcore”. Earthists. is […]

New band TRIPLE AXE (coldrain, SiM, HEY-SMITH) showcases “15MANIAX” single

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TRIPLE AXE, an amalgamation of three bands consisting of coldrain, SiM, and HEY-SMITH—a total of 15 members altogether—will release their first single titled 15MANIAX on December 23. This has led the group to reveal a trailer previewing songs taken from their powerful online performance “TRIPLE AXE ONE MAN SHOW 2020 -15 MANIAX-“ from September 19. […]

Metal project Kaminagi Alice combines speed and beauty for “Nocturnal Symphony” debut album

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On November 29, Kaminagi Alice performed “Act 3” of their symphonic metal set on YouTube and now they have cut an album “Nocturnal Symphony” with songs from the performance. Notably, clashing orchestral classical instruments of a violin and harpsichord, with electric guitar and drums, is no easy task. Yet, they pull off this feat with […]

Former RagDöllz returns as OROCHI with music video “HAYATE”

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Wailing guitar riffs and a healthy mix of harsh and melodic vocals come together in OROCHI’s first music video HAYATE. Those with a keen eye, or rather, ear, will notice that this band has somewhat of a familiar sound. Well, that would be due to the fact that OROCHI is the return of the former […]

XANVALA brings exciting singles “XANADU” and “Janome”

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The upcoming holiday is looking good as XANVALA is bringing two new singles to the table: XANADU, which is ready for release next month and recently received a stylish music video, and the other one being Janome, coming out in January 2021. Let’s go through what we know about both of these releases and be […]