SUGIZO pursues peace and calmness in “LOVE & TRANQUILITY” solo album

On December 23, renowned guitarist SUGIZO will release his first original solo album in three years titled LOVE & TRANQUILITY (愛と調和). Feeling the impact of the ongoing pandemic, SUGIZO sought inspiration from the altruistic Jomon civilization, the earliest historical era of Japanese history which began around 14500 BCE. Influenced by the spirituality of the ancient […]

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HYDE’s anguished vocals shine in “DEFEAT”, Devil May Cry 5 collab lyric video

HYDE has revealed a collaboration lyric video for an unreleased song titled DEFEAT, featuring scenes from the video game Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition, which is out now. It also doubles up as a showcase of next-generation graphics by Capcom—the publisher and developer of the game—and the energetic composition perfectly capturing HYDE’s anguished vocals. […]

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Revel in 4s4ki’s artful vaporwave music video “35.5”, from album “Hyper Angry Cat”

Singer-songwriter 4s4ki (Asaki), has dropped her latest music video “35.5” that brings a poppy hard dance sound. The track is extracted from the upcoming album Hyper Angry Cat (超怒猫仔) which is scheduled to be released next month, on December 16. Directed by Yusuke Oikawa, the music video 35.5 puts an interesting retro vaporwave aesthetic on-screen—showcasing […]

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umbrella mini-album “Amayadori”, produced by Plastic Tree’s Tadashi Hasegawa

Osaka-based quartet umbrella will soon release the mini-album Amayadori (Re:arrange side) produced by Plastic Tree’s bassist Tadashi Hasegawa. The album will finally see the light on November 23 after being delayed from its initial June release date. Amayadori (Re:arrange side) is in celebration of umbrella’s 10th-anniversary, and as its name indicates, is a rearranged version […]

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