April 11, Kamen Joshi member Tomoka Igari was hospitalized following an accident where a sudden gust of wind blew over a signboard which collapsed on top of her, causing injuries to her head, legs, and spine.
The "Samurai Guitarist" and star of Angelina Jolie-directed film Unbroken is renowned for his incredible slap style of guitar playing and will perform live concerts in 6 major U.S. and Canadian cities in May.
URBANGARDE's 10th anniversary album Shoujo Fiction ("Girl Fiction") was released worldwide on April 4, featuring the new song "Atashi Fiction" and popular hits such as "Akumade Akuma" and "Femme Fata Fantasy".
Japan Anime Music Lab. (JAMLAB.) has released an informative new video interview with Lantis founder and label president Shunji Inoue. Presented as part of JAM LAB.'s video trailer which premiered at Anime Japan 2018, the exclusive interview with Mr. Inoue focuses on the importance of strong worldwide connections to promote Japan's anisong industry.
Special Pre-Coachella concerts at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo will feature guest guitarists Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses) and Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit) on the 10th anniversary of X Japan's 2008 reunion at Tokyo Dome.
URBANGARDE has released their new music video "Atashi Fiction", the lead track from their upcoming 10th anniversary album Shoujo Fiction ("Girl Fiction") scheduled for release on April 4, 2018. Revisiting URBANGARDE's trademark red-and-white polka-dot imagery, the band reflects on their past and present in a dramatic shower of music CDs.
Japanese rock band exist†trace launched their official Instagram account today, revealing their new visual and stunning shots of each band member.
Swinging Popsicle has revealed the full track list and album art for the 2-disc compilation GOLDEN☆BEST Master TIME TRAVEL ～Sony Music Years Selection～, due for release March 2nd in Japan.
PROMIC, the leading Japanese entertainment industry foundation to support the growth of Japanese music internationally, has announced the launch of the Japan Anime Music LAB. (JAM LAB.) website.