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YOSHIKI, the leader of X JAPAN, will be producing a new Visual-kei girls band Lady’s X.
A producer of many big name artists, Yoshiki will be starting a new Visual-kei movement! The new members selected through an Audition will debut at a huge Visual-kei live event,
which will be fully produced by YOSHIKI.
The Audition will be followed closely and will be aired on the famous News program “Mezamashi TV”
-Guitarist, Bassist, Drummer, Piano, etc…
Terms of Application:
1. Age: Must be older than 12.
Experience: Does not matter.
Although the place of residence does not matter, we are looking for members that can travel all around Japan while having a base in Tokyo.
Must be able to sign an exclusive agreement as a member of Lady`s X
2. Please send your profile, picture and a performance video(vocalist should be singing,
band members should be playing the instrument in which they are applying for).
The performance video can be filmed on video camera or Smart phone, but please be sure to take the footage so that the entire body is shown.
First of all, submission of the applicants performance video (vocalist should be singing, band members should be playing the instrument in which they are applying for).
In addition, the performance video can be filmed on video camera or Smart phone, but please be sure to take the footage so that the entire body is shown.
※Please make sure to upload the video on Youtube(make sure the privacy mode is set to “Unlisted”) and send the link on the application page of the audition site.
※Please apply through the special audition site. consequently, the selections will be done from the applicants footages.
First Audition Term:
Japan Music Agency Inc. / Lady’s X Executive Commitiee
Source: Jrock Radio
Here some BABYMETAL New Arrivals and merch you can buy on CDJapan.
BABYMETAL are featured on many japanese music magazine and you can buy your own copy!!
Features articles about a concert of X JAPAN held at Yokohama Arena & a concert of BABYMEATAL held at Makuhari Messe Event Hall, interview with them, TOKIO, Iron Maiden, and more.
Features lots of J-Pop idol groups such as Nogizaka46, Team Shachihoko, Juice=Juice, and Morning Musume. ’14. Mai Shiraishi of Nogizaka46 appears on the front cover.
HKT48 members, Haruka Kodama, Chihiro Anai, Aika Tada, Meru Tashima, Mio Tomonaga, Natsumi Matsuoka, and Aoi Motomura appear on the cover. Comes with a transparent card of HKT48. Also features Juri Takahashi (AKB48), Ryo Kitagawa (SKE48), Morning Musume. ’14 members, Sakura Gakuin, BABYMETAL, and more.
Features the hottest Kawaii topics/creators in Japan such BABYMETAL, Hello Kitty for Men, and nendo.
Features two music festivals held in UK, “SONISPHERE” and “BLACK SABBATH TIME.” Also follows BABYMETAL’s tour in Europe.
Features popular artists such as Babymetal, X Japan, DEMPA GUMI.inc and much more (subject to change).
Third volume featurring girls’ metal bands comes with a reversible poster featuring ALDIOUS and MARY’S BLOOD. Contains articles about ALDIOUS, CYNTIA, FUKI (LIGHT BRINGER), AKANE LIV, BABYMETAL, and more.
First full-length album from Kiba Of Akiba includes new song(s) as well as their leading songs newly recorded such as “animation with you,” which is covered by BABYMETAL, “Zenbu Uchu ga Warui” and “FINAL QUEST.”
New edition of “Sakura Gakuin Nakamoto Suzuka 2013 Nen 3 Gatsu Sotsugyo” includes a photo shot at the event “The Road to Graduation Final – Sakura Gakuin 2012 Nendo Sotsugyo” held on March 31, 2013.
BABYMETAL is playing Music Station SUPER LIVE tonight on TV Asahi and you asking yourself hot to watch it live?!
So today i’ve work for you trying to find a place where you can watch BABYMETAL live from japan for fre and ive find this free streaming service where you can watch Music Station SUPER LIVE 2014 right on your computer. And BABYMETAL are not the only interesting band to perform tonight, in fact many cool japanese band such as E-girls, AKB48, Kyary Pamyu Pamyum, Nogizaka46, X JAPAN, Momoiro Clover Z, L’Arc-en-Ciel and many more are gonna ne there to perform songs! A portion of the song list for ‘MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2014’, which will air on December 26 from 7:00 pm (tonight), has been revealed.
Here a free stream link where they braodcast JapanTV
For those who dont remember, BABYMETAL has already appear at Music Station earlier this year.
Update 1: Bm just post this picture on their instagram account
Ein von BABYMETAL (@babymetal_jpn) gepostetes Foto am
[MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2014]
Friday, December 26 from 7:00 pm to 11:10 pm
aiko – “Atashi no Mukou”
Arashi – “GUTS!”, “Meikyuu Love Song”, “Dare mo Shiranai”
E-girls – “Highschool ♡ love”
Ikimonogakari – “GOLDEN GIRL”
EXILE – “NEW HORIZON”
EXILE TRIBE – “24WORLD”
AKB48 – “Kibouteki Refrain”, “Labrador Retriever”, “Ponytail to Shu Shu”, “Koisuru Fortune Cookie”
KAT-TUN – “In Fact”
Kanjani8 – “King of Otoko!”
Kanda Sayaka – “Yukidaruma Tsukurou”, “Umarete Hajimete”
Kis-My-Ft2 – “Hikari no Signal”
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – “Family Party”
KinKi Kids – “Ai no Katamari”
King Cream Soda & Dream5 – “Special Medley”
Kuraki Mai – “Secret of my heart”
Kobukuro – “Ima, Sakihokoru Hanatachi yo”
Golden Bomber – “Memeshikute”
Sandaime J Soul Brothers – “R.Y.U.S.E.I.”
Sheena Ringo – “NIPPON”
JUJU – “Last Scene”
Superfly – “Ai wo Karada ni Fukikonde”
SMAP – “JOY!!”, “Dear WOMAN”, “Top Of The World”
SEKAI NO OWARI – “Dragon Night”
Sexy Zone – “Kimi ni HITOMEBORE”
TOKIO – “LOVE，HOLIDAY.”, “LOVE YOU ONLY”
Nishino Kana – “Darling”
Nogizaka46 – “Nandome no Aozora ka?”
Hata Motohiro – “Himawari no Yakusoku”
Perfume – “Cling Cling”
Hamasaki Ayumi – M”, “Last Minute”
B’z – “Uchouten”
Hey! Say! JUMP – “Weekender”
BABYMETAL – “Ijime, Dame, Zettai”
Porno Graffitti – “Oretachi no Celebration”
Mr.Children – “Ashioto ~Be Strong”, “365nichi”
miwa – “Kimi ni Deaetakara”
May J. – “Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~”
Momoiro Clover Z – “Naite mo Iindayo”
Yuzu – “Ame nochi Hallelujah”
L’Arc-en-Ciel – “EVERLASTING”
X JAPAN – “Special Medley”
This is a brief report of panel discussion by editor, photographer, and writer of “HEDOBAN” magazine.
Date: Aug. 28, 2014
Venue: Tower Records, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Time: 21 – 22:00
“Hedoban” or “Head Bang” magazine is a heavy metal music magazine published in Japan. It is well-known among BABYMETAL fans especially in Japan that, in the past issues, Hedoban provided EXCELLENT interviews and reports of BABYMETAL.
So far, regular issue was published 4 times, a special issue once. This talk show was held in commemoration of the special one. In the past, I posted on FB partial translation a couple of times to introduce some of awesome interviews and articles from the magazine. Vol. 1 of Hedoban was sold out, got some premium, and is sold at very “good” price on internet lately. The reason why they are extremely knowledgeable with BABYMETAL is simple and crystal clear – editor in chief is a huge fan of BABYMETAL. So are editors and writers. In this panel discussion, they discussed mainly what was not written in the special issue.
The writer who was one of the panelists said he always tries his best in writing, and is always crying when writing article. Of course, nobody knows if he is actually crying, but we can feel his emotion and high spirit between the lines of what he writes. When BABYMETAL went to Europe in July, Hedoban formed a team of as many as seven guys that was composed of editors, writers, and photographer. Usually, to report festival in overseas, they team up with local staff externally, but, for BABYMETAL, they sent the whole team to Europe from Japan. Photographer mentioned that, usually, there are some best angles with any artist, which means the pictures taken from other angles than the best ones should go to trash bin.
However, in case of BABYMETAL, he could use any pictures that were taken from any angle. The girls were genuinely photogenic. I strongly agreed with the photographer, because when I capture screen shot of BABYMETAL from DVD or YouTube, they look always brilliant regardless of angle at any moment Chief editor and writer witnessed the show at Sonisphere. When the girls appeared on stage while Kami Band was playing “BABYMETAL Death”, they saw that Su looked over the crowd and then quietly smiled. That was the smile like the one when martial arts fighter encounters his opponent on the ring, according to them. Photographer teased chief editor and the writer, and asked if that actually happened or not, because he could not confirm it by any fancam video. The guys strongly insisted that it was a true story.
I personally would like to trust those guys. Photographer said that he could tell if the artist on stage was in tense or not based on his experiences. He told that the girls did not seem to be nervous at all, rather, they looked totally relaxed at the opening. At Sonisphere, he was allowed to photograph basically during the first 3 songs. That was the case with all the bands there including Iron Maden, Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, etc. But, for some reason, in case of BABYMETAL, all the photographers were allowed to take pictures only for the first 2 songs. At The Forum in London, chief editor thought BABYMETAL were excellent as always, and he was strongly impressed that the crowd there was awesome, and said he was really happy to be there. Seeing the girls in Japan and in UK are different because the audiences are different, according to him.
Yoshiki who is a leader of a very famous Japanese rock band, X-Japan, was in the crowd at The Forum. BABYMETAL’s producer, Kobametal was greatly influenced by X-Japan, and it is said that so-called “dame-jump” during “Ijime, Dame, Zettai” is an homage to X-Japan. While BABYMETAL was performing on stage at The Forum, the photographer was watching Yoshiki carefully and found that he was smiling grimly at “dame jump”. Chief editor strongly felt that the shows at Sonisphere and The Forum would be the legendary shows in BABYMETAL’s history, and be a point of departure for them to go to the world, which I thought was totally right, together with the shows in Paris and Cologne.
Overall, it was a very good panel discussion in a sense that it was informative, stimulating, interesting, and funny sometimes. I just want to thank all the panelists there. There has been a rumor that there is something “sensitive” in relationship with heavy metal magazine “B” that is published by the same company as Hedoban. Actually, during the discussion, I felt that once, but, it’s irrelevant here, so let me put it aside.
I love Hedoban magaziine, anyway. For me personally, photographer’s comment “The girls were photogenic from any angle” was most impressive and 200 + % agreeable
Volume 5 of Hedoban is now in progress according to chief editor. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be awesome.
Girls on Games got the chance to speak with BABYMETAL after their performance at Heavy Montreal 2014.
We spoke about touring with Lady Gaga, meeting Yoshiki of X-Japan, what the girls do in their down time and who they would like to collaborate with.
Here is a bootleg audio version of the X-Japan song Endless Rain (Yamanai Ame) played by at the Budokan concert.
The original X-Japan version
Yoshiki Hayashi, best known as bandleader and co-founder of the heavy metal band X Japan, for which he is the drummer, pianist and principal songwriter, has post this nice pic with the BABYMETAL girls on his Twitter account
His Twitter account is followed by 262 000 people.
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