Japanese all-female rock band exist†trace has revealed a set of striking new photos to kick off their Japan tour dates for the second half of 2016. The band has been touring non-stop to promote their latest CD release THIS IS NOW, culminating in their one-man show “Blast Your Now” at Shibuya Eggman on June 26. Additional tour dates will take the band to major cities in Japan and culminate in a premium one-man show on January 9, 2017, at Shibuya TSUTAYA O-WEST.
“The concept for our new visual is ‘cool, handsome, sharp and strong’. It’s not tied to our past, and it’s not hinting at anything in the future, but this is the ‘now’ for exist†trace — the focus of our music and identity are expressed powerfully here,” said guitarist/vocalist miko.
exist†trace’s song “Neo Japanese Heroine” has been streaming on Japan’s Yahoo! Sports as the theme song of the Japan Women’s Football League (Nadeshiko League). The band’s song “I feel you” (from VIRGIN) was previously selected as the main theme for Olympic champion Nadeshiko Japan’s official guidebook in 2012.
THIS IS NOW is available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon, and major streaming platforms.
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GUITAR and VOCAL: miko
exist†trace is one of Japan’s first all-female Visual Kei rock bands.
Along with multiple tours of Japan, exist†trace has performed twice in Europe, making appearances in Berlin, Helsinki, Moscow, Paris, London, and Barcelona. In 2009, the band performed at the 2-day V-ROCK FESTIVAL in Chiba, Japan.
In November 2010, exist†trace released their album TWIN GATE in Japan and America, followed by their first American live show for 3000 fans at Sakura-Con in Seattle in April 2011. In June of the same year, they made their major-label debut with the TRUE EP on Tokuma Japan, and released a second 5-song EP THE LAST DAYBREAK in October 2011.
In March 2012, exist†trace performed their first live-house tour of America, playing New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh (Hard Rock Cafe), and a special 1000-person show at Japanese culture event Tekkoshocon.
In April 2012, exist†trace’s “I feel you” was selected as the main theme for Olympic champion Nadeshiko Japan’s official guidebook. Their first full-length major-label album VIRGIN was released May 23, 2012.
In June 2012, over 27,000 viewers from around the world tuned in to Nico Nico Douga to watch exist†trace’s live-show event “Just Like a Virgin” from Tokyo’s renowned live house Shibuya O-WEST, which was later released on DVD and screened in theaters worldwide by Live Viewing Japan.
In June 2013, exist†trace returned to America for the third time in three years to perform at A-Kon in Dallas, TX. Their next single, DIAMOND, was released in July 2013, followed by a worldwide digital release on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. Spiral Daisakusen was released in May 2014, and the band launched their international fan club ARCHANGEL DIAMOND the same month.
exist†trace released WORLD MAKER in September 2014, and spent the following year concentrating on touring and songwriting. The band released two “one-coin” singles in 2015, “Twin Wings” and “Shout Out”, available only at live shows in Japan and through Archangel Diamond. The 6-track mini-album THIS IS NOW was released in March 2016.
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