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T.O.P is Turnin’ it Up!

It’s been a long time I know, I know.

I’m posting this because well Spock T.O.P finally released his solo single. He finally does a little dance.. I think that’s the most I’ve seen him move in a while. Can’t wait for Tae Yang’s album too. This month is just way too awesome. Maybe it’s because it’s my birthday?

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D is for Peace Maker

Visual Rock band, D‘s newest single “Kaze ga mekuru page” (The wind flips the pages), is also the band’s first drama tie-in to Shinsengumi Peace Maker, will be released 3/10 but is available on rechoku for mobile phone.  They will also release their 2nd major debut album “7th Rose” on 3/24, which will have 3 different versions.

CD Only
Release: 3/10
Cat# AVCD-31839
800yen ($8.69)
Pre-Order: CDJ

Release: 3/10
Cat# AVCD-31838
1500yen ($16.29)
Pre-Order: CDJ

Title: 7th Rose
CD Only
Release: 3/24
Cat# AVCD-38014
2857yen ($31.03)
Pre-Order: CDJ

Title: 7th Rose
CD+DVD [Limited Edition]
Extras: 1 of 6 trading cards.
Release: 3/24
Cat# AVCD-38012
3619yen ($39.31)
Pre-Order: CDJ

Title: 7th Rose
CD+Photobook [Limited Edition]
Extras: B5-size photo booklet and 1 of 6 trading cards.
Release: 3/24
Cat# AVCD-38013
3809yen ($41.38)
Pre-Order: CDJ

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High and Mighty Color “Swamp Man” in USA

JapanFiles will release HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR’s latest album “swamp man” on March 15, 2010 in support of the band’s upcoming live performance at Sakura-Con 2010 in Seattle, WA.

The USA CD release will include the complete Japanese booklet with lyrics. Pre-orders begin today at the JapanFiles store for fans worldwide.

Swamp man will also be available at retailers including,, and Hot Topic stores.

Formed in Okinawa, Japanese rock band HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR has contributed theme songs for three hit anime series: “Bleach,” “Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny: Special Edition,” and “Darker Than Black.” The band has also contributed film songs for “Death Note: The Last Name (tribute album)” and “Anata wo Wasurenai.” In 2009, HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR (also known to their Japanese fans as “Haikara”) returned to their original label Spice Records and released a new album “swamp man” featuring new vocalist HALCA.

source: JapanFiles

Filed under: J-Pop, J-Rock, Japan, Japanese entertainment, New Releases, News, ,

Girugamesh is the Hot Topic at HT!

Japanese rock band Girugamesh was Artist of the week over at American store Hot Topic. The four member group has gained a lot of attention after releasing a couple of U.S. albums and now stands as a hot topic.

Girugamesh’s new album “NOW” hits the shelves this week at Hot Topic stores nationwide. The USA release contains the complete 28-page Japanese booklet with lyrics, photos, and liner notes from the band.

In support of the USA release of the band’s new CD, JapanFiles and Hot Topic are giving away free replicas of girugamesh’s 2010 tour poster with the purchase of “NOW.” The 11″ x 15″ full-color poster lists all of girugamesh’s Japan tour dates in support of “NOW,” plus a photo of the band and jacket covers from all 3 editions of the new album.

In 2009, Hot Topic sold over 4,000 combined units of girugamesh’s two prior USA releases – “MUSIC” and “Girugamesh.”

Poster offer available while supplies last. Posters not available in all stores. See your local Hot Topic store for poster availability. Also available online at

Download girugamesh’s discography at the JapanFiles Digital Music Store.

We at STC want to say congratulations to ya.. even if the week is over… and we are late in posting this. Hey at least we acknowledged it.

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Rock star Sugizo has finally come back releasing two new singles today, “FATIMA” and “DO-FUNK DANCE.”  The ex-Luna Sea member has done countless side projects and done a few gigs here in the states.

SUGIZO’s cosmic symphonic poetry is an “electro dance groove” born from craving and longing. This song depicts the words of FATIMA, the goddess who weaves all life together.

While it’s taken a while for him to come out with something, it’s been three years since he said he was going to release any solo works… and I love it.

Last December he did release “MESSIAH” and “TELL ME WHY YOU HIDE THE TRUTH?” but it was only available on iTunes download and ranked #1 and #2 on the Electronic ranking charts.

To be honest it’s really awesome rave music. It’s electronic and trance with awesome guitar skills. If you don’t know, this man has mad skills on the violin and guitar.

Listen to the new music of SUGIZO of 2010…

source: official website

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the Underneath give their Thanks

Japanese rock band the Underneath will say their goodbye’s on March 3, 2010. The band has decided to disband but not without releasing one last single for their fans.

The band released a message to all their fans a week ago on their Myspace:

To all the fans and everyone supporting the Underneath

the Underneath will break up on the live show at Shibuya O-West on May 3, 2010. Though the band formed on January 1, 2008.

Thank you for supporting all of our activities lasting for 13 years and the activities of the Underneath up to now.

a final tour will be performed in appreciation for all of our friends of the fan.

theUnderneath LAST LIVE TOUR 2010 ” LAST SCENE “

We are so grateful for all your support and we hope to gain your kind understanding.

I will announce the tour later.
thank you,
the Underneath members

The new suddenly shocked all their fans, making MASATO feel like he needed to say a few words of comfort:

To everyone who supports us,
We, the Underneath, announced the other day that we would break up.
We have discussed many times.

I read the messages from everyone.
I’m so sorry that we disappointed you.
And I’m also so proud that we are supported by such wonderful fans.

We’ve overcome no matter what happened, so if we break up, we’ll never
forget that attitude.
I want to tell you that we never give up whatever we are going to be.

We are grateful to all the fans supporting us through MySpace all over
the world.

Thank you.


Their last single will be released 2010.3.17 and is titled “Diamond.” The single will only be available in Japan, no plans of an overseas version has been announced (though I wouldn’t put it past them to make one.)

1. Diamond
2. Deep -acoustic ver.-
3. Bite the bullet -re-build ver.-
4. Frontier -re-build ver.-

STRG-0004 / Include:4 songs / 1,500 yen(taxin)
selling agency:STIRRING RECORDS
distribution source:KnowledgeAlliance

I am really sad to this band disband… once again. I love them as Transtic Nerve from years ago and to see them disband is a real shame. They are awesome live and even such sweethearts. At least they got to be on U.S. soil and tour here in 2008. Only a handful of bands can say they really toured the U.S. One of the few Japanese rock bands I really enjoyed. Bye-bye.

If you happen to be in Japan in the next couple of months, I suggest you try and see them before they disband.

the Underneath LAST LIVE TOUR 2010 ” LAST SCENE “

HEAVEN’S ROCK VJ-3 Saitama shintoshin (Saitama)
Open 16:30 / Start 17:00
Ticket: adv 3,150 yen (tax in・+Drink 500 yen) / ent 3,675 yen (tax in・+Drink 500 yen)
Information:DISK GARAGE 03-5436-9600

Kobe STAR CLUB (Aichi)
Open 17:00 / Start 17:30
Ticket: adv 3,150 yen (tax in・+Drink 500 yen) / ent 3,675 yen (tax in・+Drink 500 yen)
Information:KYODO TICKET CENTER 06-7732-8888

Nagoya ell. FITS ALL(Aichi)
Open 16:30 / Start 17:00
Ticket: adv 3,150 yen (tax in・+Drink 500 yen) / ent 3,675 yen (tax in・+Drink 500 yen)
Information:SUNDAY FOLK PROMOTION 052-320-9100

Shibuya O-WEST (Tokyo)
Open 16:00 / Start 16:30
Ticket: adv 3,800 yen (tax in・+Drink 500 yen) / ent 4,500 yen (tax in・+Drink 500 yen)
Information:DISK GARAGE 03-5436-9600

source: official myspace

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