FRUITPOCHETTE: Idol Metal`s Next Rising Power

Japanese Idol Metal and Idol Hard Rock is in full bloom with dozens of groups picking up their Idol flags of war and claiming that this genre is more than just about BABYMETAL.

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Of the Idol Metal next wave groups that are currently active, the one most ready to join BABYMETAL on the world stage is FRUITPOCHETTE. Unlike BABYMETAL that mixes JPop and Metal together, there is nothing pop about FRUITPOCHETTE.

FRUITPOCHETTE, a subgroups from Hime Kyun Fruit Kan (Himekyun), made their debut in 2012 under the name FruPoche, before changing their name in summer 2013 to FRUITPOCHETTE.

The group is a duo consisting of Teratani Mina and Azumi Shiori; both are currently 19 years old and they view their style as harder than nails Idol Metal. There is no guessing what these girls want to do with their songs, you won`t find a track that jumps around from genre to genre, instead it`s pure to its core and will make any band or musician take notice.
FRUITPOCHETTE has spent much of this year touring with heavy metal bands and the one off Idol festival live and is building a growing following across Japan.

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If FRUITPOCHETTE can get the same buzz without the economics that BABYMETAL enjoy behind them, then we could soon be looking at the next Idol Metal group to hit international success.
If you want to follow an Idol Metal group that is truer to what you find in traditional Metal, give FRUITPOCHETTE a try and open mind, you just may like what you hear.

Source: Pure Idol Heart

PASSCODE: first CD avaiable here!

The trend of Idol groups going with a more Rock to full-blown Heavy Metal style continues with PASSCODE.

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PASSCODE features a lineup of yu-ri ,Kaede ,Yuna and Nao that is top to bottom cuteness.

Musically PASSCODE mixes Rock, Heavy Metal and Idol elements together, while not to the level of BABYMETAL, PASSCODE style works for them.

Strong points for PASSCODE include a unit that is good singers and creative when acting in videos. In short they enjoy using comedy to get across stories.

If you like high-energy, rock/metal groups that balances metal and Idol together then PASSCODE should be on your list.

Source: Pure Idol Heart

30POSSE: a new rock Idols group is born!

Our friend at Pure Idol Heart has this new rock idols group for us, read what they have in store for us!

30POSSE is an Idol group that I have wanted to write about for some time so tonight is the night.

30POSSE is not an Idol Metal group ,I really wish they would go that direction as they could pull it off ,they are a group that has just enough rock elements in their show to be considered rock Idols ,that middle ground between the traditional Pop Idols and the more extreme Metal Idols.

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It may not seem like it from the first song of the live as that`s really just a warm up of the up-tempo show to come.

They have a live show full of up-tempo catchy shows that you want to clap to or get your towel out and wave. It`s like watching a good movie that builds up to a climax finish.

At 8 min into the live 30POSSE shows just how great and rocking they are.

30POSSE is one of those Idol groups that you don`t want to miss when they roll into town.

30POSSE on the web:

Ayaka https://twitter.com/Ayaka_30posse
Manaka https://twitter.com/Manaka_30posse
Amane https://twitter.com/Amane_30posse
Haruka https://twitter.com/Haruka_30posse

http://www.30posse.com/

PassCode : your new guilty pleasure band

If you are a BABYMETAL fan, you’ll probably fall in love with this new Japanese band named Passcode.

PassCode is a new metal/rock*j-pop band featuring 4 idols : Kurohara yu-ri, Takashima Kaede, Imada Yuna and Minami Nao. Their first cd is named «PassCode – ALL is Vanity» and sales begin in late May at CD Japan. their is not much info about Passcode right now, but their YouTube Channel PASSCODE0000 has some pretty nice videos.

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Musically PASSCODE mixes Rock, Heavy Metal and Idol elements together, while not to the level of BABYMETAL, PASSCODE style works for them. Strong points for PASSCODE include a unit that is good singers and creative when acting in videos. In short they enjoy using comedy to get across stories. If you like high-energy, rock/metal groups that balances metal and Idol together then PASSCODE should be on your list.

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Source: Pure idol heart

Kamen Rider Girls: similar artists to BABYMETAL

You are looking for band that sound similar to BABYMETAL and dont know where to start? we are here to help you and to make you discover japanes band who mix metal and rock music with japanese idols trend.

Today, we present you Kamen Rider Girls and their sister band Shocker Girls.

Kamen Rider Girls (仮面ライダーGIRLS Kamen Raidā Gāruzu?) is an idol group developed by Avex Trax and Ishimori Productions to commemorate the Kamen Rider Series‘ 40th anniversary in 2011. Each of the group’s current members represent one of the protagonists of the Kamen Rider Series. The group made their premiere at an event featuring members of Columbia Music Entertainment’s Project.R group, the musical collaboration who provides music for the Super Sentai series.

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The group’s debut single was “Koi no Rider Kick” (恋のライダーキック Koi no Raidā Kikku?, “Love’s Rider Kick”), which will be accompanied by the song “Heart no Henshin Belt” (♡(ハート)の変身ベルト Hāto no Henshin Beruto?, “The Heart’s Transformation Belt”). The group’s debut songs were played on the DJ HURRY KENN Ride the Groove Internet radio program, the successor to the Wind Wave radio programs from the Kamen Rider W series.

The Kamen Rider Girls, along with Rider Chips, had done the ending themes for Kamen Rider Wizard.

Shocker Girls: The Kamen Rider Girls became the Shocker Girls (ショッカーGIRLS Shokkā Gāruzu)?) for their single “SSS ~Shock Shocker Shockest~”.

Current Kamen Rider Girls members

Nao Yasuda (安田 奈央 Yasuda Nao?): Kamen Rider Blade (2010-present)
Erica Yoshizumi (吉住 絵里加 Yoshizumi Erika?): Kamen Rider Den-O (2010-present)
Kaori Nagura (名倉 かおり Nagura Kaori?): Kamen Rider Kiva (2010-present)
Hitomi Isaka (井坂 仁美 Isaka Hitomi?): Kamen Rider OOO (2010-present)
Mitsuki Endo (遠藤 三貴 Endō Mitsuki?): Kamen Rider Fourze (2011-present)
Chisato Akita (秋田 知里 Akita Chisato?): Kamen Rider Wizard (2012-present)
Tomomi Jiena Sumi (鷲見 友美 ジェナ Sumi Tomomi Jena?): Kamen Rider Gaim (2013-present)

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Kamen Rider Girls Discography

Singles
“Let’s Go RiderKick 2011” – April 20, 2011
“KAMEN RIDER V3” – August 3, 2011
“Saite” (咲いて?, “Blooming”) – March 14, 2012
“Last Engage” – November 21, 2012
“Just The Beginning” – February 27, 2013
“Go get’em” – May 22, 2013
“SSS ~Shock Shocker Shockest~” – July 24, 2013
“E-X-A (Exciting×Attitude)” – December 25, 2013
Albums
alteration – March 20, 2013
exploded – March 19, 2014