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UROBOROS: new Takayoshi Ohmura band release a mini-album

UROBOROS (ウロボロス) is a Japanese rock band formed in 2015 signed to Pony Canyon and the band is featuring Kami Band’s Ohmura Takayoshi.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RRIbvMfoZQ

CD release from UROBOROS, a project participated by great musicians such as Keisuke Korose (ex. Asriel) and Ohmura Takayoshi (BABYMETAL). This edition includes a bonus DVD. *The DVD disc is encoded for region 2 (Japan, Europe, and Middle East), and no subtitles are included.

UROBOROS, also known as Ouroboro from the Greek “ουροβóρος” it’s a symbol showing a snake eating his own tail creating with his own body a circular shape. The Uroboros symbolizes the eternal cycle of things, also the eternal effort, the eternal struggle of the futile effort, as the cycle begins again despite efforts to prevent it.

The artists inside this secret project are Kurose Keisuke (ex Asriel) as Manipulator/DJ, Aya Kamiki on Vocals, Takayoshi Ohmura (C4, LIV MOON, DSPRG, Marty Friedman’s band, BABYMETAL) on Guitar, Taizo Nakamura (ex cune) on Bass, Sasabuchi Hirochi (ex Plastic Tree) on Drums.

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UROBOROS
Kurose Keisuke (黒瀬圭亮) – Composer/Manipulate (ex-Asriel)
Kamiki Aya (上木彩矢) – Vocals
Ohmura Takayoshi (大村孝佳) – Guitar (C4)
Nakamura Taizo (中村泰造) – Bass (ex-cune)
Sasabuchi Hiroshi (笹渕啓史) – Drums (ex-Plastic Tree)

Site: http://urbrs.com/

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.”

Pure Idol Heart

“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
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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)

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
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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/

BABYMETAL – Ijime,Dame,Zettai – Live at Sonisphere 2014, UK (Official Video)

The metal dance unit BABYMETAL, who are currently on their second world tour “BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2015”, have announced to hold their own show at Wembley Arena in England on April 2nd, 2016.

Upon receiving the news of their concert at Wembley Arena, each member of BABYMETAL told us their thoughts. “We were very surprised. We are grateful to get this chance to let many people know about BABYMETAL regardless of nationality, gender or age.” (MOAMETAL) “It has made me want to try even harder so we can overcome anything.” (YUIMETAL) “Even now, it’s hard to believe! But I’m already very excited about performing in England again!” (SU-METAL)

On BABYMETAL official channel on YOUTUBE, you can watch a video of their “イジメ、ダメ、ゼッタイ / Ijime Dame Zettai” performance that has entertained sixty thousand people at main stage of England’s big rock festival “Sonisphere”, which was their first ever performance in the country.

■BABYMETAL – Ijime,Dame,Zettai – Live at Sonisphere 2014,UK (Official Video)

LADYBABY: Ultimate Heavy Metal J-Pop Idol Unit 1st Single OUT!

Have you heard of the name of LADYBABY? They are an up-and-coming J-Pop idol group mainly consisting of two cute girls (Rie Kaneko and Rei Kuromiya) and one bearded cross-dresser by the name of Ladybeard.

They have uploaded a music video for thier first single, “Nippon Manju” which is out on July 29, 2015 and available at CDJapan. Surprisingly, the video got over 2,000,000 view in few days (!). If you get hooked (I got hooked), don’t miss out their first release!

LADYBABY brings a CD. Comes with a bonus DVD *The DVD disc is encoded for region 2 (Japan, Europe, and Middle East), and no subtitles are included.

Death Rabbits Unleashes “Usagi no Kimochi” MV

Novelty idol / metal band’s new single fuses death metal, pop, jazz, and other musical genres

Death Rabbits, an idol / metal novelty band, has released a new single entitled “Usagi no Kimochi” (“Rabbits’ Feelings”).

DeathRabbits

The video features a fusion of musical styles – incorporating elements of death metal, rock, jazz, pop, etc. – that the band simply refers to as “Japanese death pop”.

Death Rabbits is made up of teenager idol singers Yuzu Ookawa, Emi Mochizugi, and Karin Yasui – as well as their armor-clad stormtrooper manager, Bucho, who bears a strong resemblence to something from Mamoru Oshii’s Kerberos Panzer Cop series. You can find out more about their music at their official Japanese home page here.

Source: Tokyo Girls Update

Death Rabbits Unleashes “Usagi no Kimochi” MV

Novelty idol / metal band’s new single fuses death metal, pop, jazz, and other musical genres

Death Rabbits, an idol / metal novelty band, has released a new single entitled “Usagi no Kimochi” (“Rabbits’ Feelings”).

DeathRabbits

The video features a fusion of musical styles – incorporating elements of death metal, rock, jazz, pop, etc. – that the band simply refers to as “Japanese death pop”.

Death Rabbits is made up of teenager idol singers Yuzu Ookawa, Emi Mochizugi, and Karin Yasui – as well as their armor-clad stormtrooper manager, Bucho, who bears a strong resemblence to something from Mamoru Oshii’s Kerberos Panzer Cop series. You can find out more about their music at their official Japanese home page here.

Source: Tokyo Girls Update

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