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kamitsuki - Xgate

The first big release with a new line-up.

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Interview with Airo from UNDER FALL JUSTICE

Airo, the vocalist of Nagoya kei band UNDER FALL JUSTICE, discusses their latest single “Koutei”, his solo project, and the group's respect for La'Mule.

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Interview with BlackLab

Osaka's "dark witch doom duo" BlackLab discuss their new album "Abyss", their creative process, and how they've been spending their time in the wake of COVID-19.

AYA1000RR at Metal Matsuri, London © ChrisN

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AYA1000RR at Metal Matsuri, London

Fuel injected fun.

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Namie Joshihatsu Kumiai – Namie no wa / Aruke Aruke

A review of Namie Joshihatsu Kumiai's debut single.

hitsujibungaku “Habataki” at LIQUIDROOM ebisu © Yuki Kawashima

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hitsujibungaku “Habataki” at LIQUIDROOM ebisu

hitsujibungaku rocked a capacity crowd of 1,000 fans at their tour's finale, and also announced a new release for this winter.

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JaME's Girls Metal Playlist

Our latest playlist provides a mere taste of what Japan's many all-female metal acts have to offer.

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More Highlights from "utatsunagi", "StayHome" and Other COVID-19-related Hashtags

As the COVID-19 crisis continues on, we've picked out some more short videos artists have posted to lift fans' spirits.

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Misato Ono - sway

BRIDEAR's Misa as you've never heard her before.

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Li-sa-X BAND - One More Chance Is Enough / Just Be My Treasure

What better way to start your high school years?

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Survive Said The Prophet - Inside Your Head

An album of a dozen emotions.

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Highlights from "utatsunagi", "StayHome" and Other COVID-19-related Hashtags

We've selected some more highlights from "utatsunagi", as well as some other hashtags that have been making the rounds on Twitter.

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AINSEL - CROSS GAME

Three exciting stories captured in one single.

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More Highlights from the "utatsunagi" Hashtag

As the "utatsunagi" hashtag continues to spread further across the Japanese music scene, we've selected some more highlights.

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Rina Katahira - Ichinenju

Modern pop-rock with a touch of nostalgia.

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