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BAND-MAID to Release “New Beginning” on November 4

BAND-MAID New Beginning

BAND-MAID is releasing a mini-album “New Beginning” on November 4, 2015.

This album includes nine tracks total, including “REAL EXISTENCE” and “Don’t Let Me Down,” whose music videos were released in advance and have got huge positive feedback.

The album also includes a bonus DVD with the two videos. Furthermore, this album includes a remastered version of “Thrill,” the second track of their first single “Ai to Jonetsu no Matador” (currently out-of-print).

Girls Rock Band 5572320 Global Release of “Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta”

On October 5th rising international superstar girls rock band 5572320 conducted an global simultaneous release of 5572320’s second single, “Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta.”
If this is your first time hearing the name 5572320 ,please allow me a moment to provide a brief background.

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5572320 (go go nana ni san ni rei) the mysterious new girl band is a performance unit dubbing themselves members of Ebisu Private Junior High School and formed for the 50th anniversary of Coconut Sable. Their first single, “Half a Century Honor Student, “was released this past March, featured an line up different from traditional rock bands . This unusual combination included five guitarists and three drummers, for a super-heavy rock song. The music video was an instant success and went past 1.8M views within a week of its release, setting in motion this new world sensation known as the “mysterious girl band.”

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“Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta,” is the group’s second single, and features an the making of this single features some of the best stars in this industry . Yoko Kanno was the composer .Kanno is best known for her work on the soundtracks for many major anime films, television series, live-action films, video games, and advertisements. The performing artists were KenKen, Hideki Aoyama, and Tsuneo Imahori. KenKen (Band RIZE) is one the most iconic names in Japanese music. Hideki Aoyama is a name that is familiar to BABYMETAL fans as he is known as the “God of Drums” for the KamiBand. Tsuneo Imahori is one of the best guitarists you could ask to perform on your work.

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The first impression you get from the music video for “Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta,” is that this video and song will become known as 5572320 Queen`s “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

“Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta,” takes the band through the trials and tribulations ,their innermost thoughts of being teenage girls transitioning from children to adults. It explores their inner conflict of whether one should embrace or resist change (should we grow up or stay a child ,you could ask yourself.)

“Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta,” was released internationally on October 5th and will be included only in Type A of their latest single “Super Hero”.

五五七二三二〇 2nd シングル『ポンパラ ペコルナ パピヨッタ』

Super Hero / Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku
Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku

“Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta,” MV was directed by Sojiro Kamatani – affiliated with Qotori Film. Major directorial and art direction works include: “Suntory CC Lemon: Ninja High Schoolers” and “Soredemoshitai by Ken Hirai”

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Related links
ITunes Japan

5572320 official site
http://www.5572320.jp/

Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku official site
https://www.shiritsuebichu.jp/official/

Additional Notes.
Pure Idol Heart would like to thank Catchball, Inc. here in Tokyo for providing background information and photos for this article. Catchball is the public relations team for the mysterious new girl band 5572320
Catchball website: http://catch-ball.co.jp/

Source: http://pureidolheart.net/

Death Rabbits Fight Ninja and Fall in Love in “Nande?” MV

Japanese death pop band’s latest single will be released on November 11, 2015

Death Rabbits

The newest music video by Japanese death pop band Death Rabbits, entitled “Nande?” (“Why?”), envisions their gas mask-clad stormtrooper manager Bucho as a frustrated salaryman who fights ninjas and engages in a little interoffice romance. The single for “Nande?” will be released in Japan on November 11, 2015.

For more information about Death Rabbits, please check out their official English language home page here.

Death Rabbits on CdJapan

Nande? / Death Rabbits
Death Rabbits
Dai Ichiji Usagi Taisen / Death Rabbits
Death Rabbits

Underground IDOL Domination vol.1 : documentary about the new wave of metal and rock japanese IDOL

UNDERGROUND IDOL DOMINATION Vol1. with English and French subtitles

Japanese IDOL are supposed to be pure & innocent, but sometimes, they’re not. IDOL 2.0, i s the best documentary about unconventional and badass japanese IDOL!

00:01:10 GEKIDOL https://twitter.com/_gekidol
00:08:17 Lyric-Holic http://www.lyric-holic.com/
00:16:50 GusOdRoP http://gusodrop.info/
00:26:06 Screaming Sixties https://twitter.com/zekkyo60
00:37:18 NECRONOMIDOL http://necronomidol.com/

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Stargazer / Lyric-holic Kagekidan
Lyric-holic Kagekidan
Goshikanatibu / Lyric-holic Kagekidan
Lyric-holic Kagekidan
Meshi no Tane / Guso Drop
Guso Drop
Etranger / NECRONOMIDOL
NECRONOMIDOL
Reikon Shometsu / NECRONOMIDOL
NECRONOMIDOL

IDOL 2.0 : https://www.facebook.com/IDOL2dot0
JapanCorner : http://japancorner.cc/





BAND-MAID release a new music video for Don’t Let Me Down and pre-order new CD!!

BAND-MAID has just released a new music video for the song Don’t Let Me Down and will release a brand new mini-album on November 04, 2015

BAND-MAID brings a mini-album with nine tracks total (subject to change). This edition includes a bonus DVD with music videos for “REAL EXISTENCE” and “Don’t Let Me Down” (subject to change). *The DVD disc is encoded for region 2 (Japan, Europe, and Middle East), and no subtitles are included.

BAND-MAID

BAND-MAID 2nd mini album『New Beginning』

TRACK LIST
1.Thrill(スリル)
2.FREEZER
3.REAL EXISTENCE
4.Price of Pride
5.Arcadia Girl
6.Don’t Apply The Brake
7.Beauty and the Beast
8.Don’t Let Me Down
9.Shake That



BAND-MAID – Interview in english (2015)

Aphrodite: Symphonic Idol Group — we need your opinion about them —

Today I had the wonderful pleasure of having a short, but meaningful conversation with the staff of a re-born idol group.

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Aphrodite

I had known about the group in the past at the time the group had nine members and was a ballet Idol rock group. Almost as quickly as they arrived they seemed to disappear. Those things happen in this genre for different reasons things happen.

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Well the staff reintroduced themselves to me to let me know they had been re-born as a new unit, with a new look, sound and songs.

Aphrodite

Aphrodite

The staff after exchanging greetings, they mentioned to me about their new songs and invited me to listen to them and express to them my opinions about the songs.
The group aim is to be a different sound and style from the idol groups you see all the time. The group has a number of influences ranging from Gothic metal, symphonic metal, alternative rock and Idol Pop.

What makes this group interesting is how they approach using their influences. They have created a sound that is symphonic inspired and very delicate. It`s a lot different from what you are used to hearing from idol groups.

There is just something about the songs that as a musician and songwriter that draws me to them and I find them very pleasurable to listen to.

If you are looking for something fresh, that is not true Idol metal and not true traditional Idol JPop, I strongly suggest giving Mai and Chiharu a try.

https://twitter.com/aphrodite_idol
https://twitter.com/ChikoAph0426
https://twitter.com/mihm17

under beasty: Visual Kei Idol Rock Group

underbeasty is an Idol rock group that I have been following and supporting since their debut. They are a group that we have featured in the past with other rising Idol rock and Idol Metal groups ,but never have they received their moment to solo feature until today.

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underbeasty describe their idol concept as “visual kei idol rock”. When seeing the term “visual kei” you shouldn`t immediately jump into the mindset that the group is the “The Gazette” of Idol genre.

underbeasty brand of “visual kei” refers to the fact that the group takes pride in their uniformed movements ,matching uniforms and choreographed hand movements.
The members also share a common indie Idol working system in that the members take part in producing their own lyrics and dances and take an very active part in the overall music ,image and concept of the group.

With Indie/underground Idols it truly is all hands on deck as often the staff includes the Idols and 1-5 supporting staff all pitching in to do the daily running of the group.

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Underbeasty is a group that is gaining a lot of buzz in the idol underground for their Idol like charms ,fist pumping live shows and spirited fan reactions. The steady rise of the group has many in the genre targeting underbeasty as possibly the next breakout Idol group. If the group does not break out of the idol underground before the end of this year ,than 2016 could be their key growth year.

This is one group were their talent potential is higher than the level they are in. It`s very hard for underground/Indie Idols to take that next step as fans tend to not cross-support groups other than the one their oshimen works for. Underbeasty is one group with all the pieces in place to be a breakout group.

raven / under beasty
under beasty

Underbeasty has just released their debut single “Raven “ along with its coupling tracks “occult propose” and “spotlight”.

Underbeasty influence and standing is rising by the month in this new Idol Rock (IDOROCK)/Metal genre (IDOMETAL) and one look at their debut single “Raven” proves that just because a group doesn`t get the same viral insanity love that some gimmick idol groups receive ,that this new growing genre of Idol Rock/Metal genre has a solid core underground just waiting for the media to take notice.

Supporting Underbeasty whose birth years run from 1994 to 98 from the day they had their debut was one of the best moves I ever made and if you give this group a fair chance and not compare them to anyone other than Underbeasty , I believe you`ll like what you hear from them.

LINKS






https://twitter.com/shiho_ygm
underbeasty Official site:
http://unbsious.net/

Source: http://pureidolheart.net/

nIo-Destroy: new doom metal idol Brings the World to the Beginning of the End With Debut Single

It`s been a very long time since the idol metal group nIo (new Idol order) has been on our site. A lot has taken place in their time away, including member changes, image changes, music changes and name changes.

Currently nIo is working under the name nIo-Destroy and they have entered into a collaboration with doom metal band Genocide nippon. Genocide nippon made their debut in 1979 and carry comparisons to the British heavy metal band Angel Witch of the same time period.

Doomsday / nIo-Destroy
nIo-Destroy

Some may even say these doom metal artists touch a little on early Mercyful Fate. Genocide Nippon sound is really raw less produced sound, which is typical from the era the band came out of.

With nIo-Destroy “DOOMSDAY” that same formula is used to give the single that raw old school feel, with doom metal wrappings.

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Even with the new direction and the new member in the white princess, there is something missing and that is the two original members. With them it would have made a good song better. I am not above saying that I miss the original lineup.

This current lineup of the group has a bit of mystery to them, and Manami.D (no.2 in first version) is my favorite out of the original line up, so her dark charm is welcomed in the MV and Aozora.D if any girl dissevered a leading role in a horror film it`s her, she is haunting in her beauty as well as having an hypnotizing look that draws you in to her arms. Takeuchi rounds out the vocal trio with his vocal style that give the single a bit of King Diamond theatrical gloom.

If “DOOMSDAY” is not enough to sell you on the single the coupling track “LIVELEGEND” will. It is 9 minutes of nIo-Destroy at its finest.

nIo-Destroy the darkness never looked so cute.

Source: http://pureidolheart.net/

LADYBABY: Teaches Nippon Manju Choreography

In Japanese Idol genre, one of the more popular activities for fans is to learn the dances to their favorite Idol group songs

LADYBABY Has decided to teach the songs dance in the only way they know how the LADYBABY way.

Enjoy Learning the Nippon Manju Dance the LADYBABY way in these 5 videos.

Source: http://pureidolheart.net/




Tokyo Idol Festival 2015: the best performances of TIF2015

Tokyo Idol Festival was helf last week end at Odaiba & Aomi Area on Saturday, August 1st & Sunday, August 2nd, 2015.

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We have serch the web and find some of the best kawaii rock and metal idols that were playing at TIF 2015.

PassCode live at the Heat Garage stage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkqCNp0i3xg
Smile Garden
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSLrM5tJUn0

BiSH at the Smile Garden stage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjiuN8O7yqg

BELLRING少女ハート(ベルハー)「low tide」at Zepp DiverCity

LoVendoЯ at Smile Garden stage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gt_9yUb3OU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhNOisRBaOc

DEEP GIRL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oQEGn73z8c

Dempagumi.inc at Hot Stage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3CYAIF9mEU
Heat Garage stage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4stm9hnx7GM

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OSAKA SYUNKASHYTO at Smile Garden

Sakura Gakuin at Hot Stage
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x30l9z3_sakura-gakuin-tif-2015_people

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