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AN CAFE - Live DVD ANCAFESTA ’12 SUMMER DIVE available all over Europe on May 3!

Even though fans of the famous Oshare Kei Band had to wait for a while, the release date for the European release of ANCAFESTA 12 SUMMER DIVE has been scheduled for May 3! The 2-disc Box comes with a runtime of around 170 minutes of pure An Cafe fun and live madness! Disc 1 captures the first concert day of An Cafe’s comeback show ANCAFESTA 12 SUMMER DIVE daikoukaijidai. Disc 2 is offering 2 documentations, including behind the scenes footage and impressions from their European and South America tour. Miku and his bandmates are performing hits like SUMMER DIVE, amazing blue with more and passion and energy than ever before, which makes this release so exciting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

NIGHTMARE – SCUMS out April 12 all over Europe

Admittedly, it took NIGHTMARE a long time to return to Europe: Not less than seven years went by until the famous visual-kei band finally returns to Europe with their new album SCUMS. Both of their former releases, Libido and Anima already gained cult status among the visual-kei audience and the new album has the potential to succeed in the same way.

SCUMS instantly ties up with former releases of NIGHTMARE: Even though the core of the new album consists of strong metal guitar sounds, the band broads the visual-kei horizon by introducing also funk- and jazz elements that are accompanied by synthie-sounds from time to time. Although none of the 14 tracks on SCUMS sound like the other, NIGHTMARE knows exactly how to put the different pieces together to create a consistent overall picture, which is completed by the beautiful voice of lead singer YOMI.

SCUMS will be available on April 12 on CD and for download and stream.

Matenrou Opera: New album Kassai to Gekijou No Gloria out March 6 all over Europe

Fans of Matenrou Opera are probably aware oft he fact that their new album Kassai to Gekijou No Gloria will be released in Japan on March 6, but the new longplayer is not only reserved for the Japanese audience- Kassai to Gekijou No Gloria has been released in Europe simultaneously with Japan.

12 tracks, including the single GLORIA can be found on the album that once again offers a wide range of musical influences that surely will not disappoint Visual-kei fans out there. Kassai to Gekijou No Gloria is available for download and stream.

 

 

 

NoGoD – new album “V” will be available for download on February 21st

Follwing up the successful single release STAND UP!, Gan-Shin Records will release the latest album of one of Japans most interesting visual-kei bands of the current decade: NoGoD

The new album has been named “V” since it is the fifth longplayer release of NoGoD. Again “V” does not fail expectations by delivering straight-rocking guitar melodies and remarkable up-tempo rhythms right from the start. From time to time NoGoD also understands how to gear down in order to leave enough space for the next strike. Overall, there is a lot to discover on “V” and not a single disappointing track.

V will be available on February 21st all over Europe including 12 tracks.

 

  

Megumi Hayashibara - selected records will be released in Europe

To name the countless successful projects of Megumi Hayashibara a single page is not barely enough: The Japanese celebrity is a voice actress, radio DJ, lyricist, essayist and last but not least a very well known singer. Megumi Hayashibara is best known for her roles in Anime TV shows and movies such as “Neon Genesis Evangelion”, “Pokemon” and “Detective Conan”. As a singer she released more than 13 albums in Japan, constantly entering the Japanese Oricon charts and also giving their voice to various Anime-soundtracks. A small part of her creative work will now be released in Europe:

•Center Color
•Choice
•Enfleurage
•Half and half
•Perfume
•Sphere

AWOI - latest album Birthday available in Europe now!

Visual kei band AWOI are celebrating the European release of their latest album Birthday. Shortly after the release of their Best-of collection Aoi THE SECOND, lead vocalist Otogi and his band members delivering 11 brand new tracks to the audience in Europe. And there is no question that Birthday will delight every Visual kei and J-Rock fan out there, because there is simply no weak song on this album. AWOI not only impresses by the incredible voice of lead vocalist Otogi but also because of the incredible skills of the band members. Every song follows it’s own drive which makes this album so interesting and powerful.

Birthday will be available on December 19th for download or stream

 

 

LM.C - DOUBLE DRAGON out now!

Shortly before Christmas, maya and Aiji release their latest single DOUBLE DRAGON in Europe as well. Catchy melodies have been a trademark of LM.C right from the beginning and DOUBLE DRAGON does not fail to meet those expectations. Beside DOUBLE DRAGON the single will also contain a special version of Rock the LM.C. Everyone who is looking for a rocking tune on christmas eve should definitely check out this release!

 

 

 

 

MUCC – Shangri-la out on January 25th 2013 all over Europe

With Shangri-la, MUCC is finally releasing the long awaited successor to their album KARMA all over Europe also adding a particular feature: Beside the new studio album, the physical release will include another CD with 10 live tracks, recorded at the “97-12” concert at Makuhari Messe.

Right from the beginning MUCC delivers a wide range of influences, noteable during each of the 13 songs on Shangri-la. From firece metal songs to bright dancefloor anthems and emotional ballads, MUCC understands how to mix many different genres without neglecting their roots and adding their own note to every song, so no one forgets that this album is the work of one of Japans most successful rock bands of our times.

The digital version of Shangri-la will be released on December 12, not including the 10 live songs of the physical bonus disc.

 

 

MUCC – New single MOTHER out November 21st

Shortly before the release of their brand-new studio album Shangri-la, MUCC’s new single will be released all over Europe as well! So MUCC once again raises expectations before the release of Shangri-la, which will be available in Japan already at the end of November and shortly in Europe as well.

Along with MOTHER, there will be two more songs included: Negative Dancer and Asunaro no saro. This single release is characterised by the wide range of MUCC’s musical influences: MOTHER is without a doubt a straight rocking anthem while Negative Dancer is more a dancefloor smasher! All this is rounded off by the emotional ballad Asunaro no sora.

MOTHER is now available all over Europe for download or stream.

 

 

NoGoD - new single STAND UP! available for download or stream now!

All European fans of the Visual-Kei band didn’t had to wait long for another release. Following their latest album Genjitsu, Gan-Shin Records is going to release the brand new single STAND UP! today which continues the spirit of NoGoD: Hard, fast guitar riffs and driving drums create epic rock hymns, along with the distinctive voice of leadsinger Danchou!

STAND UP! will also include the songs Hareruya and Naraku and will be available for download and stream only.

 

 

 

GACKT – new solo single HAKURO out on October 10th

It was about time: Even though GACKT continuously released new music with his project YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz, fan calls for new solo material kept on getting louder and louder and finally the Japanese super star is replying with a brand new single.

HAKURO will be released in Japan and Europe on October 10th simultaneously, which will surely delight a lot of western fans. HAKURO is driven by strong and epic piano melodies and of course GACKTs intense voice, which is – no doubt- outstanding in every single way.

HAKURO marks the impressive return of GACKT as solo artist, which has been awaited by fans across the globe for a long time. HAKURO will be available for download or stream, but NOT available on iTunes.

 

 

MATENROU OPERA – new single G L O R I A out on October 3rd!

Short time after the release of MATENROU OPERA latest studio album Justice, Gan-Shin Records is going to release the new single G L O R I A simultaneously with Japan all over Europe.

But talking about G L O R I A as a classic single wouldn’t suit this release, since there are three more songs included: P s y c h i c P a r a d i s e, Camel and the medley HATSUKOI WA EIEN NI. Except for the medley, all songs are pretty straight forward, and MATENROU OPERA are delivering driving beats and delicate guitar parts more that convincing. Along with Sonos voice particularly the title track sounds very epic and is nothing to be missed.

G L O R I A will be available for download or stream on October 3rd.

 

 

Awoi released best album in Europe

On September 7th, Gan-Shin Records released their best album AOI THE SCOND digitally all over Europe, which is good news to every Visual Kei fan!

Challenging and powerful melodies are trademarks of Awoi, who never disappoint the high musical expectations by creating haunting songs and a special atmosphere of it’s own. Along with the unique voice of lead singer Otogi, Awoi will delight all fans of heavy but at the same time emotional music.

AOI THE SECOND will include 16 outstanding songs and is set to be released on September 7th all over Europe. The album will be available for download or stream.

 

 

AND – ECCENTRIC AGENT releases 1st digital album “Sensenfukoku” on the 31st of August all over Europe

Following their successfully released singles “BLAZE” and “Liberate” last year, AND – ECCENTRIC AGENT are finally back with their first major album “Sensenfukoku” (trans. declaration of war). Together with his bandmates, lead vocalist and songwriter Ikuma supplies evidence – they are ready to take off! The album consists of 13 tracks, including “BLAZE” and “Liberate”, and provides a huge range from romantic emotional ballads through to vigorous rock and metal tracks.

Sensenfukoku will be available on the 31st of August for download.

 

 

 

An Cafe – return with amazing blue

A lot of tears have been shed when fans all around the world had to face the truth that AN CAFE would take an unlimited timeout. But luckily Miku and his comrades took a second thought and decided to return in 2012!

And even if it became quiet around the famous Oshare kei band, the response was enormous when the great news had been announced on April 1st. Once again An Cafe is ready to conquer the world with their brand-new mini-album amazing blue, that will be released on the 17th of August all over Europe. The record will include 7 new tracks and a photo card of one of the members. But that’s not all – there will be a unique code on the back of each photo card which gives access to video content online, including footage of “An Cafe Reopen” on April 1st (Director’s cut), video clip of amazing blue and a making of.

So there is no doubt that amazing blue will become a very special release that will raise expectations even higher along with the forthcoming European Tour that will start in November this year!

DaizyStripper – MASTERPIECES hit Europe

DaizyStripper was founded in 2007, and the band made their way to the top of the Japanese ORICON indie charts within two years! Their success story continued with many sold out releases, shows and even oversea activities in the U.S.. Now yu-giri and his bandmates are ready to take Europe by storm!

And without a doubt the young visual kei band got a lot to offer because their songs range from light and catchy songs to heavy and aggressive sounds. With the release of MASTERPIECES Gan-Shin will release the highlights of 5 years band history and so it is no wonder that one hit follows another.

If you are looking for strong and unique melodies along with an adorable visual kei style, make sure to check out DaizyStripper! The album will be available for download or stream on August 10th all over Europe.

 

 

NoGoD – Genjitsu will be available for download on 11th of July

With the release of Genjitsu, Gan-Shin Records will present the latest album of one of Japans most interesting visual-kei bands of the current decade: NoGoD

NoGoD was formed in 2005 by vocalist Dancho, who soon gathered talented musicians around him, leading to the present cast of Kyire (Guitar), Shinno (Guitar), Karin (Bass) and K (Drums). One of the most distinctive features of NoGoD is their unique look based on an animation concept and their heavy, but catchy sound, influenced by a wide range of music. Especially the technical guitar skills of Kyrie are outstanding and dynamic and powerful guitar riffs characterize almost every song along with vocalist Dancho. With his distinctive voice, the lead singer of NoGoD is able to give every song a huge dose of individuality!

Genjitsu will be available on the 11th of July all over Europe and brings along everything a J-Rock fan could possibly ask for!

MATENROU OPERA – And Justice for all!

Justice is served – now also for European fans of MATENROU OPERA, because Gan-Shin Records is going to release the latest album Justice all over Europe on July 6th. This is great news for every Visual-Kei fan, especially because of the fact that the Japanese band gained already a lot of attention by former releases and tours.

MATENROU OPERA dark outfits accentuate the gloomy atmosphere, delivered by their heavy but melodic Rock sound. Along with vocalist Sono who is able to master even the highest pitch, MATENROU OPERA are truly a class of their own!

Justice will be available for download on July 6th all over Europe.

 

 

YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz – first studio album out now

YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz, the incredible all star project of mastermind GACKT should be famous among all J-Music audiences in Europe not only because of two incredible sold out European tours, but also because of his famous band mates who can be considered as true heavyweights in the music scene: YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz consist of GACKT and Jon Underdown (lead singer of fade) on vocals, Shinya who already played for legendary band LUNA SEA on drums, YOU and CHACHAMARU along with TAKUMI on guitar, who used to collaborate with MIYAVI, SUGIZO, T.M.Revolution and AKB48 to name a few and finally U:ZO from RIZE on bass guitar.

So it seems almost natural that the first studio album YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz I is raising great expectations- and surpasses them! All 12 songs express the extraordinary musical talent of all members but at the same time they never sound overloaded. The album itself is dominated by many up-tempo Rock tracks, occasionally complemented by epic ballads like ALL MY LOVE.

In conclusion, YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz created an atmospheric debut album which is not only interesting for fans of GACKT.

YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz

ONMYO-ZA - Album Kishibojin will be available in June all over Europe

ONMYO-ZA can be considered as one of the true pioneers of Japanese rock music in Europe, since their first album Inyo-Shugyoku has been released already in 2006. Now ONMYO-ZA inaugurates their comeback with the release of their latest album Kishibojin all over Europe

The most distinctive feature of ONMYO-ZA is without a doubt the blend of tradiotional Japanese- and fierce metal sounds. The band creates haunting melodies of great passion and elegance with the concepts of movement and stillness, darkness and light, resilience and yielding. In the end it is this special combination of differences, that creates a very unique and special sound which makes it impossible for the audience to turn away.

The latest studio album Kishibojin will be available for download all over Europe on the 20th of June to take you away on a special journey far away from any genre restrictions.

 

 

MUCC – singles ARCADIA FEATURING DAISHI DANCE & NIRVANA will be released on May 25th

After the release of their last studio album KARMA it became a little bit quiet around the popular Angura-kei band from Ibaraki. After discovering several musical genres from electronic to metal music it would have been no surprise if MUCC would have inserted a small creative break- but far wrong! Everyone who is familiar with the musical development of MUCC knows, that lead singer Tatsuro and his band mates gain their creativity from an inexhaustible source, and so there was no thinking about a break. With their singles ARCADIA FEATURING DAISHI DANCE and NIRVANA, MUCC return with a double hit! ARCADIA FEATURING DAISHI DANCE is still standing in the tradition of MUCC’s electronic phase as opposed to NIRVANA, which is dominated by a rocking sound. The European release of NIRVANA will include the song Saishuressha -Warehouse Flavored Version. , which can be found on the Japanese DVD version of NIRVANA only.

Both singles will be available on 25th of May for download.

 

 

LM.C – exclusive autograph session in Munich on May 18th

Within this year’s LM.C LIVE TOUR 2012 STRONG POP world tour, maya and Aiji will stop in Munich to sign their latest record STRONG POP for their fans. The autograph session will start at 4 p.m. at the Neo Tokyo shop. Since this is the only autograph session during the tour, no fan of LM.C should miss the chance to get his copy of STRONG POP signed. Please notice that photos, videos or any kind of recording devices are strictly prohibited.

Date: 18.05.2012
Time: 16:00 p.m.
Location: Neo Toyko / Haimhauserstr. 3 / 80802 München

 

 

LM.C – STRONG POP will be released on the 04th of May all over Europe

Shortly before the start of their anticipated LM.C LIVE TOUR 2012 STRONG POP world tour, LM.C will release their latest studio album STRONG POP in Europe as well.

Besides already released singles like „Ah Hah!“ or „LET ME’ CRAZY!!“, „STRONG POP“ will contain a load of brand-new catchy tunes for their fans in Europe. The physical release will also include two remix-tracks, which can’t be found on the Japanese CD album. Everyone who already bought his ticket for one of the European shows should get his copy of “STRONG POP” as soon as possible, because there is no doubt, that maya and Aiji will introduce their new songs to the European audience as well!

 

  

L’Arc~en~Ciel – WORLD’S BEST SELECTION will be released on the 20th of April

Only one month after the release of their brand-new studio album BUTTFERLY, L’Arc~en~Ciel return with a Best-of album, made exclusively for their fans in Europe. WORLD’S BEST SELECTION contains 16 songs of 20 years L’Arc~en~Ciel history. All songs have been picked by fan-voting only, so there is no doubt that every L’Arc~en~Ciel fan out there will find his favourite song on this special sellection. Furthermore WORLD’S BEST SELECTION will include the english version of XXX and CHASE – both songs haven’t been released at all, which makes this release even more exciting.

 

 

 

AA= - digital album “#3“ will be available for download on the 10th of April

Takeshi Ueda – founder of internationally known Electro/Punk band MAD CAPSULE MARKET’S and musical all-rounder is releasing the latest album of his project AA= all over Europe! The album has simply been titled “#3” since this one is the third album release of AA=. Inspired by George Orwell’s novel “Animal Farm”, Takeshi Udea named his project AA= (All Animals Are Equal) and decided to focus on political grievances and sociocultural problems.

But that’s not all, because at the same time, Ueda also donated a part of the profits from his last two albums to the environmental organization WWF and sold charity T-shirts. The proceeds went straight to the victims of Tohoku Earthquake that occurred in March, 2011.

Nevertheless Takeshi Ueda is still a very talented musician in first place and “#3” is an album with a strong message and thrilling songs at the same time! Songs like “DISTORTION” and “posi-JUMPER” perfectly combine Punk- and Industrial music which is catchy at the same time.

AA= ”#3” will be out on the 10th of April for download all over Europe.

L’Arc~en~Ciel: BUTTERFLY available now!

This week is all about L’Arc~en~Ciel! Besides the forthcoming live shows in London (already sold out!) and Paris, people in the UK and France are able to get their physical copy of BUTTERFLY right now. The brand-new studio album of Japans biggest Rock-band has been available for download since the 5th of March.

 

 

 

 

 

LM.C are ready to release their brand-new single Ah Hah!

Short time after their Best-Of release, LM.C are back with their new single Ah Hah! which will be available for download on the 22nd of February. European fans are able to download this song on the same day as the Japanese fans of LM.C because Gan-Shin Records is releasing this track simultaneously with Japan! With this release Maya and Aiji increase the anticipation of their forthcoming world tour, starting in May 2012 and created another catchy tune in tradition with their unique style and musical history!

Besides Ah Hah! the song Shibuya Cantabile will be included. Both songs will be available for download on the 22nd of February, including digital booklet.

 

 

 

L'Arc~en~Ciel - BUTTERFLY set to be released in March*

Japanese Rock band L’Arc~en~Ciel are set to release their twelfth studio album “BUTTERFLY” in time for their world tour which sees the band play the 02’s indig02 in London on Wednesday 11th April, and the Le Zenith in Paris on Saturday 14th April 2012.

It will include their 20th L’Anniversary single ‘X X X’ (‘Kiss, Kiss, Kiss’), all six singles since 2008’s “DRINK IT DOWN” as well as three new songs.

The album also includes hit song ‘GOOD LUCK MY WAY’ as featured in the movie version of the iconic anime show Fullmetal Alchemist. This is a continuation of the band’s music being used in the series following their huge hit single ’READY STEADY GO’ providing the soundtrack the original hit series.

Since their formation in 1991 the band have sold 30 million records worldwide and are described by Kerrang! as “The biggest band you’ve never heard of”.

Influenced by the likes of Nirvana, Radiohead and Ozzy Osbourne, the band specialise in ‘epic pop rock’ but their sound has varied throughout their career from goth-rock influences to guitar pop.

L’Arc-en-Ciel’s lead singer, and occasional guitarist, hyde, has called this “a monumental album, it’s great that we can release the album just at the right time”.

Release Dates

March 5th: UK
March 7th: France / Italy / Finland
March 9th: Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Belgium / Netherlands / Luxemburg / Scandinavia
March 17th: Spain / Portugal

L'Arc~en~Ciel fan voting

Since last week, fans are able to vote for their favorite L’Ar~en~Ciel songs. videos and even photos of all time! All you need to do is to follow the link below and take your decision. Needless to say that there is a wide range of material, created in more than 20 years of band history!

 

 

 

 

 

AND ECCENTRIC AGENT - digital single „Liberate“ out on the 28th of December!

Only one month after the release of their first European single ‘BLAZE’, AND ECCENTRIC AGENT are back with their new single „Liberate“ which can be seen as a proof for AND ECCENTRIC AGENTS- taste for Rock and Metal! Right from the start Ikuma (vocals), Kiri (Guitar), PECO (Guitar), Ken (Bass) and KAJI (Drums) take the gloves off and combine intense double-bass driven metal-parts with melodic hooks! Beside ‘Liberate’ there are two more songs included: „Voices“ and „silly clown in the show case“ which are as strong and powerful as the titletrack!

Liberate will be available on the 28th of December for download!

 

 

 

fade – „Kings of Dawn“ – European Edition out on the 23rd of December 2011

When it comes to the name Jon Underdown most people will probably think about the amazing „Yellow Fried Chickenz Tour 2011“ where Jon joined GACKT on vocals. But that’s only one part of the story, because at the same time, Jon Underdown is also the lead vocalist of the Japanese rockband fade, which will release the European Edition of their latest EP Kings of Dawn all over Europe this December!

Because of multiple influences, fades music sounds so dynamic, colourful and gained a lot of attention among all audiences already. Beside of working together with famous producers fade already shared stages with Nine Inch Nails, Limp Bizkit, Megadeath and many other famous bands. Their latest single “One Reason” has also been featured as the theme songs of the popular animation series “Dead Man Wonderland.”

There is no doubt that fans of straight and powerful rock-music will love “Kings of Dawn” right from the start! Gan-Shin Records will release the European Edition of Kings of Dawn including never released before bonus track face” (unplugged version) on the 23rd of December digitally all over Europe!

L’Arc-en-Ciel – digital single CHASE out on the 21st of December!

After revealing the details about their 2012 world tour, L’Arc-en-Ciel are going on the offensive with the release of their brand-new single “CHASE”. Beside “CHASE” there are three more tracks included: “My Dear“ –L’Acoustic version-, “CHASE“ hydeless version and “My Dear“-L’Acoustic version- as hydeless version. The opener “CHASE“ starts with a strong electronic melody until the song explodes into an epic scale during the refrain! On the contrary “My Dear” can be called a classic ballad supported by almost only piano and Hydes incredible voice! With this release L’Arc-en-Ciel raise the anticipation of their world tour again to a higher level!

Gan-Shin Records will release “CHASE” digitally on the 21st of Dezember 2011.

 

 

AND - ECCENTRIC AGENT – release mini-ep „BLAZE“ digitally all over Europe!

Even though not everyone in the J-Music scence might be familar with AND AND – ECCENTRIC AGENT, the Japanese Visual-kei band already gained a lot of attention in their home country and will finally release their first single called „BLAZE“ all over Europe.

Ikuma (vocals), Kiri (Guitar), PECO (Guitar), Ken (Bass) and KAJI (Drums) are truely dedicated to Visual-kei which is quite obvious due to their extravagant and glamourous appearance which is only surpassed by their muscial talent: The title track and opener „BLAZE“ features strong and varied metal and rock sounds supported by Ikumas incredible voice, who can easily handle a wide range of melodic voice parts and rough shoutings!

No doubt that fans of D’espairsRay and The Gazette will quickly fall in love with AND – ECCENTRIC AGENT, but of course everyone who’s into Visual-kei and J-Music should definitely pay attention to AND – Eccentric Agent!

Mini-ep „BLAZE“ will be released digitally all over Europe on the 17th of November.

Gan-Shin Records release Best the LM.C 2006-2011 SINGLES digitally all over Europe

For now 5 years Maya and Aiji delight their fans across the world as LM.C with their unique „New Century Elektrock“. Since their rapid carreer start in 2006 followed by countless top-ten chart entries, it seems entirely logical for LM.C to summarize their muscial work with this release. ☆★Best the LM.C★☆ 2006-2011 SINGLES includes 15 tracks and therewith a lot of hit potential, because Maya and Aiji really know how to drive their audience crazy. Beside 14 well known hits, there is also the brand-new song „The LOVE SONG“ included which makes ☆★Best the LM.C★☆ 2006-2011 SINGLES attractive for new and old LM.C fans!

☆★Best the LM.C★☆ 2006-2011 SINGLES will be released on the 8th of November digitally all over Europe.

 

 

 

kanon x kanon release „Koi no Doutei“ and „Calendula Requiem“digital all over Europe

On the 19th of October 2011 Gan-Shin Records will release the two singles Koi no Doutei and Calendula Requiem of kanon x kanon digital all over europe.

Mystic female cello-vocalist and Akiba-kei Otaku male sound creator joined together to form a “2.5th-dimension phenomenal musical unit”. The duo’s deep affection for anime and anime songs, mixed with their distinctive visual expression, is definitely something new. You say you may have seen these two people somewhere before…perhaps you think they look a lot like Kanon Wakeshima and kanon of An Cafe? …Only in your imagination! These two are intangible products of thought, emerging from the 2.5th dimension that lies between the real world (3D) and the world of Anime (2D) to create Anime songs for our enjoyment.

 

 

L'Arc-en-Ciel release new single X X X all over Europe!

On the 12th of October 2011 Gan-Shin Records will release the brand new single X X X by Japans most famous rockband L’Arc-en-Ciel! Beside „X X X“ there are three more songs included: A „hydeless version“ of „X X X“, the track „I’am so happy“ as „L’Acoustic version“ and the „hydeless version“ of this song as well. Hyde and his bandmates sound as fresh and joyful that it seems totally unbelievable that these guys are making music together for 20 years! „X X X“ and „I’am so happy“ are proofing that there is only one band that can compose melodies like this – L’Arc-en-Ciel!

 

 

 

Tsuyoshi Domto - album NIPPON will be released on the 21st of October!

In October 2011 Gan-Shin Records will release „NIPPON“, the first album of the outstanding artist and Japanese idol Tsuyoshi Domoto all over Europe. His exceptional musical talent and experience is noticeable on his first European release “NIPPON” everywhere and anytime, mixing funk and blues influences with traditional Japanese sounds. The musical blend of two different worlds coming along with Tsuyoshi Domoto’s incredible voice is of course the reason why “NIPPON” is an extraordinary experience for lovers of sophisticated music.

NIPPON will include two booklets with german / english / french tranlation of all lyrics.

NIPPON will be released on 21st of October 2011 all over Europe.

 

 

 

 

LM.C - "Hoshi No Arika" out now!

After “SUPER SUPER GALAXY” Maya and Aiji delivering their brand new single Hoshi No Arika to their fans in europe. “Hoshi No Arika” includes of course the single “Hoshi No Arika” and the song “Mad or Die.”

 

 

 

 

 

CROSSFAITH - THE DREAM, THE SPACE available now!

Only one year after their debut, CROSSFAITH are ready to release their new album „THE DREAM, THE SPACE“ all over Europe. CROSSFAITH’s songs still sound like a fierce machine gun, but something has changed: The balance between energetic metal and electric elements has been perfected, resulting in „THE DREAM, THE SPACE“ sounding even more powerful and stronger than „The Artificial Theory for the Dramatic Beauty“. CROSSFAITH have increased their potential by focusing on their unique qualities, creating a wild and untameable elctro-, death- and metalcore bastard, which pulls you deep deep down into an extraordinary world. Brace yourself!

THE DREAM, THE SPACE will be released on the 1st of August

 

 

L'Arc~en~Ciel: New single „GOOD LUCK MY WAY" out now!

L’Arc~en~Ciel is truly a band who is known for superlatives like their “20th L’Anniversary Live” show in May 2011, which was simultaneously broadcast to movie theatres in 7 countries across the world. As if that wasn’t enough the band also anounced a world tour for 2012, and so it seems only logical, that L’Arc~en~Ciel is also coming up with a brand new single which is called „GOOD LUCK MY WAY“.

„GOOD LUCK MY WAY“ is a light-hearted rock hymn with an epic scale, in other words: A typical L’Arc~en~Ciel song! The release will also include the track „metropolis -2011-„ and different versions of „GOOD LUCK MY WAY“ and „metropolis -2011-„.

The 4 track single “GOOD LUCK MY WAY” will be digitally released all over Europe on 22nd of July.

 

 

A Prayer Delivered With a Song: "pray" @ Darwin, Sendai

girugamesh, currently pressing ahead with their tour girugamesh WORLD TOUR 2011 “Here we go!!” played last Thursday at the club Darwin in Sendai. They dedicated their song “pray”, written after the Great East Japan Earthquake, to their fans in Sendai.

On tour, it’s hard to say that one girugamesh show is better than any other, because they work hard to put their all into each and every performance. Even so, they had to say that this one in particular had a special meaning.

On March 11, they heard about the earthquake while far away on tour in Berlin. They wrote “pray” with the thought of doing whatever they could to help as soon as they returned. Starting with a prayer they wrote while far away in Europe, the finished with a wish they made once they returned to Japan, and the song was finished. On their world tour their received lots of support, love, and encouragement from their fans in Europe and America, and they brought it back to their fans in Sendai.

There were some fans who cried during the show. Anybody who was there took a bit of those emotions, that love and encouragement, into themselves. So when we all joined together in a huge chorus of Now, the world becomes one, and we joined our hands together, for that moment, we truly did become one.

With that feeling still in their chests, girugamesh will appear for the Grand Finale of their tour at Zepp Tokyo on the 26th.

D'espairsRay disbanding!

Official Statement:

Thank you for your continued support of D’espairsRay.
Due to Hizumi’s throat troubles, we had decided to take a hiatus immediately following our show at Yokohama Blitz on 30 Dec. 2010. However, after further discussions amongst the four members, we have decided to disband as of 15 June 2011 and cease all activities under the name D’espairsRay.

To our loving fans and supportive staff members, who have followed us diligently from our founding on 9 Sept. 1999 until now, we deeply apologize for such a sudden and troubling announcement. All four members are deeply thankful, from the bottom of our hearts, for your enthusiastic support and encouragement.
Thank you.

15 June 2011
D’espairsRay HIZUMI Karyu ZERO TSUKASA

YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz WORLD TOUR SHOW UR SOUL.!

GACKT – “YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz” new band members announced!
At a wild press conference yesterday at a hotel in Tokyo “YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz” announced their new line-up!

Vocals: GACKT, JON
Guitar: TAKUMI, YOU, CHACHAMARU
Bass: U:ZO
Drums: SHINYA

The band will be kicking off their World Tour in Paris, France on July 20th, playing in 9 countries, 13 cities in Europe! Followed by a nationwide Japan tour starting on September 14th in Zepp Tokyo. Get ready for amazing YFC shows!!!

YFC was formed in March of 2010 touring in Japan and Europe. After the earthquake and tsunami disaster in March 2011, together with all their staff members they joined together in support of the fund for children who lost their families. YFC has decided to donate part of their revenue from touring to this fund.

GACKT – Live CD + DVD package out now all over Europe!

After the announcement of the first European GACKT tour ever in 2010, the European fans quickly went nuts! The „Yellow Fried Chickenz Tour“ sold out in seconds, even the server of several ticket seller crashed down. In spite of the unbelievable demand, tickets are traded for more than 500 € on the black market and many people even went to the venues without a ticket, simply to sneak a peak at the Japanese megastar.

To pay tribute to the unbelievable tour and all European GACKT fans, Gan-Shin will release the ultimate „Yellow Fried Chicken Tour“ live bundle, including live CD and DVD on the today. This package will truly bring impressive moments of the „Yellow Fried Chicken Tour“ back to life!

 

 

 

 

CROSSFAITH - THE DREAM, THE SPACE will be released all over Europe in late July / early August!

 

 

Premium live of “MUCC Day” is now available for viewing on Ustream

As the number 69 can be pronounced ‘Mukku’ in Japanese, which is how the band name MUCC is pronounced, 09 /06 has been designated as “MUCC Day” over the years. MUCC plans and hosts a special event for “MUCC Day” every year and this year, they’re brining you a special live. The live title is “Maniac Parade 97-11,” taking parts of the titles from their Budokan 2DAYS “Chemical Parade” and “history GIGS97-11” and putting them together with ‘Maniac’ in front. This will most definitely be a special event that any fans would love to watch. There is no doubt that this live will be a ‘super’ live in many ways.

Unfortunately, the sad news was that the tickets were sold out only in 6 minutes! So, the urgent decision was made to broadcast it live on Ustream through paid service. Just as it was for the viewing of their Budokan live, the ticket for paid service is only 690 yen!!



USTREAM Live Streaming Info

■ Ticket Price: 690 yen (ca. 5,87 €)
■ Ticketing Period: 3/6 (Fri) 17:00 – 9/6 (Thurs) end of the live
■ Live Streaming Begins at:

19:00 (Tokyo)
14:00 (Moscow)
12:00 (Paris)
11:00 (London)
8:00 (Sao Paulo)
6:00 (New York)
3:00 (Los Angeles)

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T.M. Revolution – Digital album „CLOUD NINE“ out now!

CLOUD NINE, the first european release of T.M. Revolution available now!

Takanori Nishikawa a.k.a. T.M. Revolution may sound familiar to many european J-Music fans, as he already gained a lot of attention during his ongoing solo-career or with his band Abingdon Boys School. Starting in 1996 as T.M. Revolution, he made it to the top quickly, selling more than 2 million copies of his third album „Tripple Joker“! Various singles were chosen for popluar anime series like „Gundam“, and Takanori Nishikawa even became the host of his own radio show. In 2006 he founded the band „Abingdon Boys School“ which became very popular in short time as well. On top of this Takanori Nishikawa made his debut as an actor in 2007, before he concentrated on his solo-career as T.M. Revolution once again.

Starting today on 1st of June 2011 his new album „CLOUD NINE“ will be available digital all over Europe, bringing a magnificent mixture of Rock and Electro to the western audience. Several songs of this album were used as themes for videogames like „Sengoku BASARA 3“, the „BLEACH Jigoku-hen“ movie and the TV animation series „Sengoku BASARA 2“!


Tracklist:

1.CLOUD NINE instrumental
2.Pearl in the shell
3.Naked arms
4.mizuniutsurutsuki
5.Wasteland Lost
6.Thousands Morning Refrain
7.SWORD SUMMIT
8.09 (nine) Lives
9.Fate and Faith
10.Reload
11.Fortune Maker
12.Save The One, Save The All

L’Arc-en-Ciel live theater viewing in 7 countries: 20,000 tickets completely sold out!

L’Arc-en-Ciel “20th L’Anniversary Live”, 5/28 and 5/29, was simultaneously broadcast to movie theatres in 7 countries across the world.

In a local movie theatre in Taipei, there were groups of people that waited all night to get tickets on release day.
The original 2,000 tickets sold out; as was the same in Hong Kong. Even after adding more screens, those too sold out.
As a result, we were able to increase the expected capacity of the event to 3 times the original level.
This once again confirmed the global popularity of L’Arc-en-Ciel.

At the 5/29 live show, L’Arc-en-Ciel has announced a world tour for 2012 including Japan. This is the first time since ”TOUR 2008 L’7 ~Trans ASIA via PARIS~”, which happened three years ago.



2012 World Circuit
Hong Kong
Shanghai
Taipei
Bangkok
New York
London
Paris
Tokyo
and more…

Archive of "pray for Japan" girugamesh's special USTREAM Program on 15.04.2011, now available with english subtitles

The archive of “pray for Japan,” girugamsh’s special USTREAM program aired on 15.04.2011, is now available with English subtitles for the fans around the world!!In the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake on 11.03.2011, girugamesh composed and released “pray” in hopes to bring hope and courage to as many people as possible. Hoping to encourage Japan through the new song “pray,” girugamesh in close cooperation with “BEAT SHUFFLE (NACK 5)”and DJ Hiroaki Asai broadcasted a special live streaming program. In response to much attention and positive feedback by the fans around the world, the program is now made available for an archive with English subtitles for the whole world to watch. Please go to:

MUCC - charity-single "Akatsuki" available now!

Following up the idea of helping, MUCC’s charity single “Akatsuki” is available from now on at your favourite download shop.By buying the single you can support the victims of the catastrophe in Japan.

 

 

 

 

 

MUCC’s Live Streaming of Budokan available on UStream

MUCC has been on overseas tours with as many lives as 50 in total in north Americas and 60 lives in total in European countries. MUCC’s live performance for this paid service will be the very last live on the second day of the 2-day lives at Budokan after their Euro Tour and Asia Tour, which will reflect on MUCC’s band history. The live streaming of “MUCC history GIGS 97~11” will offer a chance to all the fans around the world to experience an unusual set list with rare performances, single numbers and of course, the signature numbers for lives.

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T.M. Revolution – Digital album „CLOUD NINE“ will be released on 1st of June all over Europe !

Takanori Nishikawa a.k.a. T.M. Revolution may sound familiar to many european J-Music fans, as he already gained a lot of attention during his ongoing solo-career or with his band Abingdon Boys School. Starting in 1996 as T.M. Revolution, he made it to the top quickly, selling more than 2 million copies of his third album „Tripple Joker“! Various singles were chosen for popluar anime series like „Gundam“, and Takanori Nishikawa even became the host of his own radio show. In 2006 he founded the band „Abingdon Boys School“ which became very popular in short time as well. On top of this Takanori Nishikawa made his debut as an actor in 2007, before he concentrated on his solo-career as T.M. Revolution once again.

On 1st of June 2011 his new album „CLOUD NINE“ will be available digital all over Europe, bringing a magnificent mixture of Rock and Electro to the western audience. Several songs of this album were used as themes for videogames like „Sengoku BASARA 3“, the „BLEACH Jigoku-hen“ movie and the TV animation series „Sengoku BASARA 2“!






Tracklist:

1.CLOUD NINE instrumental
2.Pearl in the shell
3.Naked arms
4.mizuniutsurutsuki
5.Wasteland Lost
6.Thousands Morning Refrain
7.SWORD SUMMIT
8.09 (nine) Lives
9.Fate and Faith
10.Reload
11.Fortune Maker
12.Save The One, Save The All

L'Arc-en-Ciel Cinema "Live Viewing" Paris, London, New York!

L’Arc-en-Ciel’s 20th anniversary concert “20th L’Anniversay Live” will be shown “as live” in cinemas in Paris, London and New York! An incredible event no L’Arc-en-Ciel fan can afford to miss!

PARIS:
MEGA CGR Torcyt
Show starts 19:00 on 29th of May, 2011
Tickets: Now on sale at the cinema box office and FNAC

LONDON:
Apollo Cinemas Piccadilly Circus
Show starts 19:00 on 29th of May, 2011
Tickets: Now on sale online via Apollo Cinemas web site

NEW YORK:
BIG 59 Manhattan
how time : 20:30 on 29th of May, 2011
Tickets: Are available via the theatre’s web site

GACKT – Live CD + DVD package available on 10th of June all over Europe!

After the announcement of the first European GACKT tour ever in 2010, the European fans quickly went nuts! The „Yellow Fried Chickenz Tour“ sold out in seconds, even the server of several ticket seller crashed down. In spite of the unbelievable demand, tickets are traded for more than 500 € on the black market and many people even went to the venues without a ticket, simply to sneak a peak at the Japanese megastar.

To pay tribute to the unbelievable tour and all European GACKT fans, Gan-Shin will release the ultimate „Yellow Fried Chicken Tour“ live bundle, including live CD and DVD on the 10th of June 2011. This package will truly bring impressive moments of the „Yellow Fried Chicken Tour“ back to life!

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girugamesh – charity single „pray“ will be released on April 20th 2011

On April 20th, girugamesh will release the digital charity single „pray“ all over europe to help Japanese disaster victims. The profit will be entirley donated!

Here comes a message from girugamesh:

“On the day of the Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake, we were on our Europe tour. We couldn’t stop worrying about Japan throughout the tour, but we were able to keep going because of all the fans’ encouragement and love. All we can do at the time was to pray and we put those thoughts into lyrics. After we returned to Japan, we saw the aftermath of the earthquake with our own eyes and thought about ‘what we can do to help.’ Something we can do as musicians… After much contemplation, we reached the decision to release ‘pray.’ The lyrics are made of all the ‘prayers’ during the Europe tour and ‘hope’ for tomorrow which we found after we returned to Japan. We made this song to give hope
to everyone and to let as many people as possible to know about what’s happening in Japan. Let’s become one and keep going forward hand in hand!! Pray for Japan!”

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2for1 for Japan Special

2for1 for JAPAN Special!

Special sale from 25th of March 2011 until 4th of April 2011! Gan-Shin, Okami Records and Neo Tokyo have teamed up for a special CD and DVD sale! Order two Gan-Shin or Okami Records products at the Neo Tokyo website and receive the cheaper one for free! All profit will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross. FREE shipping to all countries part of the European Union! Simply follow the link below to see all products!

 

 

GACKT – Live CD + DVD package available in Europe soon!

Star, icon, legend – GACKT. Everyone who considers himself to be into Japanese pop-culture must have heard of the Japanese superstar, who set Europe on fire with his „Yellow Fried Chickenz Tour“ in 2010! Crashed servers of ticket sellers, sold out shows within minutes and incredible black market prices for the few remaining tickets – GACKT has beaten all records.

Now, Gan-Shin will bring the incredible moments of the „Yellow Fried Chickenz Tour“ back to life on your home entertainment system with a terrific European exclusive CD + DVD bundle release. Needless to say that this release is already the highlight of 2011! More information will follow up soon!

 

 

LM.C – Living in a „SUPER DUPER GALAXY“

On the 30th of march 2011, Maya and Aiji will show the world what it’s means to live in a „SUPER DUPER GALAXY“. For the first time in the history of LM.C, the brand new single will be available all over the world at the same time! Beside of making powerful and ecletic music for the masses, LM.C unites the world – just within one song! So don’t forget to pay your favourite download shop a visit!

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New Gan-Shin signings: Megamasso and D

Both can be considered as visual-kei bands with an extraordinary style and an etraordinary line-up: Megamasso and D are the latest Gan-Shin signings, and their records will be published all over europe soon! The creative leader of Megamasso is none other than former ayabie member Ryohei, responsible for songwriting and guitar. D also consits of experienced members, for example Asagi and Ruiza, which are former member of Syndrome. We absolutely looking forward to both releases, more information will follow soon!

 

 

 

 

Girugamesh – all systems „GO“

After anouncing their upcoming world-tour in March 2011, girugamesh revealed further facts about their 5th european album release: The brand new album has been titled „GO“ and will be released already on February 4th 2011, one month before the start of their highly anticipated world tour. „GO“ will come up as a very special 2-disc edition, consisting of the 11-track studio album and a live CD, which has been recorded at Yokohama Bay Hall. „GO“ is the ultimate example of girugameshs continuous creativity and musical enthusiasm, if you remind yourself that „NOW“ has been released only one year ago! The advance sale for „GO“ will start at the end of December and of course on Gan-Shin.com!









Album: GO

Tracklist:

Disc 1:
1. Opening

2. destiny

3. EXIT

4. MISSION CODE

5. COLOR

6. 13 days

7. Mienai Kyori

8. Saikai

9. Calling

10. Never ending story

11. Inochi no ki



Disc 2:
FALL TOUR 2010 TOUR FINAL at Yokohama Bay Hall


YMCK about to release first european album!

YMCK are creating more than just electro music – they create a artistic synthesis, that takes the fans on a journey into the colourful world of the computer and video games of the 70s and 80s. The inventors and creators of YMCK are Yokemura (musical programming), Nakamura (visual programming) and Midori (vocals, design). Their music is an homage to the monophonic music of the early Nintendo games influenced by jazz music and completed by Midoris gentle voice.
YMCK are a fountain of creativity, leading the way of electronic music with their latest album FAMILY GENESIS.
FAMILY GENESIS will be released via Gan-Shin Records in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and via Ankama Music in France.

 

 

 

New at Gan-Shin: AURAL VAMPIRE

AURAL VAMPIRE is Tokyos hottest export for everyone who loves electro or goth music.
AURAL VAMPIRE are a duo made up of EXO-CHIKA (vocals, lyrics) and Raveman (sound, programming). These two have known each other since high school and share a fascination of western horror movies. This attraction is hearable and visible in their music as well as in their performance, with EXO-CHIKA as the vampire girl who will undoubtedly increase the hear-rate of young males accorss the globe, and Raveman, mysteriously hiding behind his creepy mask.

This mixture and a lot of travelling brought AURAL VAMPIRE to concerts in Europe, the USA, Brazil, Argentina and even Australia, with German fans having multiple chances to see AURAL VAMPIRE live, e.g. at Tokyo Decadance, the inMotion Asian Pacific Festival 2007 with Girugamesh in Berlin and during the AnimagiC 2009 in Bonn.
AURAL VAMPIRE continue their way to new heights, with their first major-album ZOLTANK set for release in Germany, Austria and Switzerland via Gan-Shin Records and in France via Ankama Music.

Gan Shin will release the first single of Lc5 - Mikus new band

“Loveless“, the first single of Lc5 – the new band of An Cafés popular vocalist Miku – will be released by Gan-Shin Records! The release date will be announced soon, but Gan-Shin Records is working as fast as possible to make sure that the fans can soon enjoy “Loveless”! The single will include 3 songs: “Loveless” the title song, “Lc5 love&crash” and the sensational live song “TELL ME!!”, that was recorded during Lc5s first tour at the Shibuya Club Quattro.

An extremely promising young band, Lc5 features the creme de la creme of Japans Oshare Kei bands working together. Vocalist Miku, whose former band An Café went into hiatus after an amazing concert at Nippon Budokan on the 4th January 2010, is not the only “old” friend – fans will be familiar with some of the other members; Yumeji (guitar), Reo (guitar), Sato (bass) und Aki (drums).

Guitarist Yumeji and bassist Sato played for MELLO, a successful Oshare Kei band who signed a major contract with the Nippon Crown label in 2008 and went into hiatus on the 15th December 2009. Reo the second guitarist was from 2006 to 2008 a bandmember of Guy’s Family, a not so well known but pretty creative band that disbanded in May 2008. Drummer Aki is the only newcomer to the scene, but is soon to make a name for himself as alongside the others he will rock the scene with Lc5!

Lc5s mission? To conquer the hearts of new and old fans with their rock music. “Loveless” will prove that they can make it.

The release of Lc5s debut album is expected for the end of the year via Gan-Shin Records.

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JAPANESE rocker DAISUKE (ex-Kagerou) who fronted 'The Studs' has passed away (15th July 2010)

With fans mourning the loss of some of rock music’s greats such as Ronnie James Dio and Slipknot’s Paul Gray, the passing of Daisuke comes as yet another heart-wrenching shock to fans all over the world.

The Studs band management released the following statement via the official website:

“We regret to inform all fans and affiliates that Daisuke was laid to rest on July 15, 2010.

In respect of the wishes of his family the funeral procession will be carried out with his closest relatives only. We thank you deeply for all your support for Daisuke up to now. Our utmost and heartfelt condolences go out to everyone.“

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MUCC - Yakusoku out now!

With their latest single “Yakusoku”, Mucc finally send a first signal in 2010. A powerful rock-ballad in the traditional Mucc-style with piano parts and beautiful guitar melodies! The second track, “Gareki no Tori” pushes Mucc’s rock preferences to the forefront as the electronically version of “Freesia” sounds like nothing you have heard from Mucc so far! This three tracks will definitely make you want more of Mucc in 2010! “Yakusoku” is available form now on at your favourite download store!

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girugamesh - COLOR out now!

In february 2010, girugamesh released their latest album “NOW” – only four months later, they are back with their brand new single called “COLOR”. “COLOR” contains everything you love about girugamesh: Impelling druming, heavy guitar riffs and of course Satoshi’s impressive voice! Beside that girugamesh reduce the use of electronical stylistics to return to pure savage rock engery! “COLOR” is available form now on at your favorite download store!

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Lc5 - Miku comeback with new band!

At the end of 2009, An Cafe shocked the whole J-music scene with their announcement they would be going on hiatus. All over the world, thousands of fans expressed their mourning, because An Cafe captured hearts like no other band from Japan! But who could have predicted that Miku would be back so soon…

Lc5 – a band name, reduced to it’s essential elements, expresses the new stylistic Miku strives for. If you take a look at the first images of Lc5, you will soon realize that there is nothing left of the typical An-Cafe look. All members are dressed in black and white, a far cry from their former incarnation. At the same time the new aesthetic emphasizes Mikus’ further development as well as the new musicaldirection, because Lc5 are here to rock! Watch this space for their debut songs – without a doubt: Lc5 will ones to watch in 2010!

 

 

 

VAMPS - BEAST will be released on the 06.08.2010!

It’s been less than a year since the self-titled debut of VAMPS, side project of L’Arc~en~Ciel frontman HYDE and Oblivion Dust guitarist K.A.Z. has seen the light of day! Even though VAMPS first release already set a high standard, the new album, named „BEAST“, finally releases the animal from its chains! 13 songs, crammed with catchy riffs and a high dose of enthusiasm convey the pure passion for Rock’n Roll! Of course, HYDE’s typical hymns can be found on the album as well, ensuring that „BEAST“ is one of the best and most deversified rock releases in 2010! Gan-Shin will release „BEAST“ on the 06.08.2010 all over europe!

 

 

 

 

CROSSFAITH – Ready to attack!

Crossfaith have quickly made themselves one of the most anticipated new bands amongst Japanese teens with their unique style and energetic performances turning heads across Japan in 2009.

Creating a huge buzz in Japan after being chosen as main support to Caliban and Raging Speedhorn, the band were also invited as support for In This Moment, as well as sharing stages with Alesana, Bless The Fall, Bleeding Through, Hatebreed, In This Moment, Machine Head, Scapegoat, Terror, The Used, and many others.

On the 20.08.2010 Gan-Shin Records will release “The Artificial Theory for The Dramatic Beauty” all over Europe – everyone who’s into Metal and Hardcore will love this one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GACKT LIVE IN EUROPE!

Brace yourself, July will be very very HOT! For years legions of fans have waited for this moment, now finally legendary GACKT will tour Europe for the first time! GACKT will perform at a very selective choice of clubs in London, Paris, Barcelona, Munich and Bochum. Don’t miss the rare chance to experience a true legend of Japanese Rock live. Seeing this mega superstar in such an intimate atmosphere will make these shows an unforgetable unique event for all fans world-wide. Tickets will go on sale on June 7th and are strictly limited!

16.7.10 O2 Academy Islington / London / UK – Tickets
18.7.10 Alhambra / Paris / Frankreich – Tickets
20.7.10 Salamandra 1 / Barcelona / Spanien – Tickets
22.7.10 Theaterfabrik / Munich – Tickets
24.7.10 Zeche / Bochum – Tickets

 

 

 

 

 

 

D'espairsRay - Best-Of album "IMMORTAL" available now!

Gan-Shin have an infamous reputation for releasing many notable albums but with D’espairsRay that reputation is set to rise as one of the biggest Visual-Kei bands of all time get set to release their Greatest Hits album “IMMORTAL” in Europe today! “IMMORTAL” features a live-DVD with previously unseen footage from their concert in Yokohama, Japan. This release will be a foretaste to D’espairsRay’s upcoming tour, which will start in september 2010. Prepare yourself for the bombshell that is D‘espairsRay! Watch this space!

 

 

 

 

Vidoll – “Bastard“ to be released on the 7th of june 2010!
Vidoll - Bastard

European fans had to wait for a long time, but finally the new album from Japan’s Vidoll gets it’s Europen release. On the 4th of june 2010, Gan-Shin will release the long awaited album “Bastard“. Having already achieved high accolades among Japanese fans of the visual-kei scene with their powerful mix of rock-, pop- and jazz parts, complimented by bittersweet guitar melodies and Jui’s seraphic voice, European visual-kei fans can now look forward to getting their hands on Vidoll’s latest masterpiece, “Bastard”

 

 

 

 

HANGRY&ANGRY autograph session and showcase in Berlin!

On the 22.05.2010 HANGRY&ANGRY will exclusively perform at Media Markt Alexa Centre Berlin/Germany! After their autograph session, HANGRY&ANGRY will give an impression of their live skills! Do not miss this!

 You still don't have tickets for the european tour? Get it right here! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Gan-Shin Fans!

Spring is here and we have something very special for you. During our Gan-Shin Spring Sale we offer you our CDs to incredible low prices. Find our special offers here. www.gan-shin.de/68-0-amazon-spring-sale-2010.html

Be fast because it’s only for a very limited period of time. Check it out NOW!

Spring Sale - Amazon - Aktion  

HANGRY&ANGRY signing session in Paris!
Hangry&Angry

HANGRY&ANGRY will be soon in Paris for a concert at La Maroquinerie on May, 29th but there will be more, they will …have a signing session at the FNAC Champs Elysées from 6PM on May, 28th.

HANGRY&ANGRY Official Page HANGRY&ANGRY sera bientôt en concert à Paris le 29 mai à La Maroquinerie mais ce n’est pas tout, elles donneront une séance de dédicaces le 28 mai à l’espace rencontre de la FNAC Champs Elysées à 18H.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HANGRY&ANGRY - european tour 2010!

The secret is revealed - all facts of the european release of UROBOROS -with the proof in the name of living...- IN NIPPON BUDOKAN!

Okami News

The Ouroboros or Uroborus is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon swallowing its own tail and forming a circle. The Ouroboros often represents self-reflexivity or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself, the eternal return, and other things perceived as cycles that begin anew as soon as they end.

DIR EN GREY will surpass DIR EN GREY and continue…

 The legendary dragon sinks its sharp fangs into its own tail swallowing it. “UROBOROS” is about the world that took the form of an unending ring, in which the beast was nurtured.

On January 9th and 10th, 2010, the beast took flight into the Nippon Budokan. The world of “UROBOROS” is brought to life and captured from every angle on DVD and CD over those two days. In short, it is a staging of the kaleidoscopic world of DIR EN GREY with highly-charged visuals packed back to back in synch with the continuing cycle of the beast from death to its rebirth.

At the end of 2008, the creative ideal of ”UROBOROS” took off into the world from Osaka-jyo Hall. Continuing their journey, the band took off to the United Kingdom for the “Kerrang! Tour 2009.” Upon their return, they embarked on a nationwide tour, “TOUR09 FEAST OF V SENSES,” hitting numerous local districts all over Japan. This marked the starting point of their worldwide tour, “TOUR09 ALL VISIBLE THINGS.” The pinnacle of this incredible tour came in the form of the Two Days Nippon Budokan shows, the last of which is now available on DVD, which reveals the live experience on a whole new level.

The two nights, dubbed “UROBOROS -with the proof in the name of living…” has become a legendary benchmark in the band’s history as one of their most definitive performances. It received a rare, full star, 5K rating from Kerrang! Magazine, which is renowned for being the world’s highest selling print magazine of this genre. These shows also marked the end of the Uroboros album cycle, which saw DIR EN GREY play 99 shows across the world.

Become fully immersed in a world that was only made truly possible through bringing this CD/DVD Package to life and experience for yourself the creative vision that is “UROBOROS.”

“UROBOROS -with the proof in the name of living…-IN NIPPON BUDOKAN” is released via Okami records as a live CD and DVD on 24th May 2010. Please find the other release dates below:


UK: 24.05.2010
FR: 26.05.2010
DE/AT/CH: 28.05.2010
FI: 02.06.2010
SC/IT/BENELUX/PL: 04.06.2010
ES/PO: 14.06.2010






LM.C - european quotes 2010!

Zoro – Album "Core" out!

2009 has been a great year concerning all the unique and splendid releases but 2010 might become even better: On the fifth of march 2010, Gan-Shin will release „Core“, the new album of Zoro all over europe! Zoro is a colorful, ambitious Oshare Kei band, with fast pace music and impressive synthesizers! Beside that, the impressive voice of frontman Ryuuj will gain a lot of attention as well. Please find the tracklist above!












Here the tracklist:
1. Kung-fu dance
2. Digo
3. Senkou
4. Dansoon
5. NANA
6. Water inside
7. Dizzy TRICK
8. Spankingnoiz//100v.9MHz=DM?JURIAN.cot
9. Highmusic
10. Bitter Orange
11. F・O・G
12. KID

Bonus Tracks:
13. pink
14. warp

L'Arc~en~Ciel - single „BLESS“ out now!

L’Arc~en~Ciel frontman Hyde has been highly visible in the J-Rock scene and gained a lot of attention during the past few months, with the release of his „Best of“ and the „Vamps“ debut album. But now, L’Arc~en~Ciel is back, with their new single „BLESS“ which gets it’s digital release on the 5th of march all over Europe by Gan-Shin. L’Arc~en~Ciel, well known for their unique sound which appeals to a broad audience, are already huge in their home country, but new single „BLESS“ is set to see the band soar to even greater heights: „BLESS“ was been chosen for the NHK (Japanese public broadcasting service, equivalent to the UK’s BBC) Vancouver 2010 Broadcasting Theme Song! A very great honour for a very great song, and one European audiences will be able to own from 5th March 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LM.C - breaking all records!

With the release of LM.C’s new album, “WONDERFUL WONDERHOLIC“ release 23.03.2010 (GAS), looming on the horizon, tickets for their European tour are selling out fast! Fans of Maya and Aiji need to get their tickets now to make sure that they don’t miss out!

Here are the dates:
03.04.2010 Moskau (Rus), Relax Club
05.04.2010 Helsinki (Fin), Tavastia
06.04.2010 Stockholm (S), Klubben
07.04.2010 Hamburg (Ger), Markthalle
09.04.2010 München (Ger), Backstage
10.04.2010 Budapest (Hun), Diesel Club
11.04.2010 Wien (At),Scene
13.04.2010 Mailand (It), Tunnel
14.04.2010 Lyon (F), Transbordeur
15.04.2010 Toulouse (F), Le Phare
17.04.2010 Paris (F), Elysee Montmartre
18.04.2010 Bochum (Ger), Zeche

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HANGRY&ANGRY live in Europa!

Exclusive news! HANGRY&ANGRY have confirmed their plans for a select number of European shows in May! Don’t miss your chance to experience Japan’s most unique duo in action! HANGRY&ANGRY is a perfect blend of fashion and catchy tunes masterminded by star designer h.NAOTO. They quickly became a phenomenon in Japan, with a fresh musical mixture of rock, punk and techno elements combined with stylish outfits, which will mesmerize you in seconds!

Here are the dates:
23.05.10 Berlin (GER), Sun Columbiaclub Tickets
24.05.10 Helsinki (FIN), Mon Tavastia Tickets
27.05.10 London (UK), Don The Underworld Tickets
29.05.10 Paris (F), Sam La Maroquinerie Tickets

 

 

 

 

D‘espairsRay - back with a new album!

Gan-Shin have an infamous reputation for releasing many notable albums but with D’espairsRay that reputation is set to rise as one of the biggest Visual-Kei bands of all time get set to release their Greatest Hits album “IMMORTAL” in Europe! “IMMORTAL” features a live-DVD with previously unseen footage from their concert in Yokohama, Japan. Prepare yourself for the bombshell that is D‘espairsRay! Watch this space!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mix Speaker‘s Inc. - BIG BANG MUSIC! available now!

BIG BANG MUSIC! – if your familiar with Mix Speaker‘s Inc. you probably know that the album title is very representative! Strong dual vocals, rocking guitars and electronic influences seem to be ever-present on the new album. And in between of all that, there are many surprises and variations which cause that you can listen to BIG BANG MUSIC! again and again without boredom. Beside that, Mix Speaker‘s Inc. are still the most colourful band of our times! BIG BANG MUSIC! is available in stores from now on!

 

 

 

 

 

 

L'Arc~en~Ciel - single „BLESS“ will be released on the 5th of march 2010!

L’Arc~en~Ciel frontman Hyde has been highly visible in the J-Rock scene and gained a lot of attention during the past few months, with the release of his „Best of“ and the „Vamps“ debut album. But now, L’Arc~en~Ciel is back, with their new single „BLESS“ which gets it’s digital release on the 5th of march all over europe by Gan-Shin. L’Arc~en~Ciel, well known for their unique sound which appeals to a broad audience, are already huge in their home country, but new single „BLESS“ is set to see the band soar to even greater heights: „BLESS“ has been chosen for the NHK (Japanese public broadcasting service, equivalent to the UK’s BBC) Vancouver 2010 Broadcasting Theme Song! A very great honour for a very great song, and one European audiences will be able to own from 5th March 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LM.C - launching of new album „WONDERFUL WONDERHOLICl“ coinciding with upcoming tour!

Straight after the single release of Ghost Heart, LM.C is coming up with a brand new album! New longplayer „WONDERFUL WONDERHOLIC“ will be released just in time for the start of the european tour of LM.C in March! This highlight will be topped by the fact that Gan Shin will publish this album in a very stylish fashion for the dedicated fan: in addition to the standard cd there will be a dvd attached which will present live and backstage footage of LM.C‘s final winter-tour 2009 show in Nagano. To top this a twenty page foto-booklet will be included in this extensive package! Many reasons to be looking forward to the upcoming tour and the new album. Just wait and witness how Maya and Aiji will conquer Europe by storm!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUCC - JaME interview from the Tuska Festival

JaME had an interview with MUCC at Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in Finland. They asked questions about their festival experiences and new releases.

Hello, nice to meet you. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to interview you.

MUCC: Nice to meet you.

Today you played at Tuska Open Air Metal Festival. What do you think about your own performance?

Tatsuro: We had fun!

Did you have a chance to check out other bands performances?

Miya: I went to see a few of them for a short while, but unfortunately I didn’t have much time for it.

Before Tuska, you performed at Metaltown festival in Sweden. How was it?

Tatsuro: Well, it’s been a while since we visited Europe. Therefore, in Sweden, it took a while to get used to the foreign atmosphere. But today we got to enjoy performing fully.

Two festival performances in a row must be tough. Are you tired?

MUCC: Not really.

Would you like to change something about this weekend?

Miya: In Finland, we had a longer concert and more time for preparing. That would have been nice in Sweden, too.

This is your third time in Finland. What’s it like to be here? Are you going to visit Finland again in the future?

Tatsuro: It feels as if we would have been here more than three times.
Miya: We are going to visit Finland again in October!

At least Miya and Tatsuro have known girugamesh for quite a long time. What was it like to perform at the same festival with them in Finland? In general, do you spend lots of time with girugamesh?

Miya: We feel more confident when good friends are here with us. Everything is a lot more fun. In Japan we tend to visit each others homes.

Your career has been long and your music keeps changing and developing. Is there something left of original MUCC? What makes MUCC?

Miya: Today’s MUCC is very different from the original one. We’ve gone far and developed so much that one could say that original MUCC is completely gone, however, the original atmosphere has not vanished. We don’t even think what could be the essence of our band for we do things in such a natural and honest way. Maybe that’s what makes us MUCC.

At the end of the summer, you will release two collection albums, COUPLING BEST and COUPLING WORST. Could you tell us something about them?

Miya: We’ve wanted to release these kind of collection albums for a long time.
COUPLING WORST includes old songs that can be embarrassing in a way. That’s why it is called “worst”.

There are Ave Maria quotes in your song “Sanbika”. Where did this idea come from?

Miya: The idea was mine.

As for the Kyuutai album, did you have some goals? Did you face any obstacles while recording it?

Miya: Songs on this album were created on a tour. So travel is the idea and theme of the album. That’s why it is called Kyuutai (globe). (laugh) Naturally, there were no problems on the recording process but during the tour we had problems with saving new songs.

Let’s get back to today’s performance. How did you wrap up today’s set list?

Miya: There was only a little time so we wanted it to be diverse. Also, we tried to choose songs that Finnish people might like.

You told the audience to sit down at the concert. You do that in Japan too?

Tatsuro: This is something new to us but we do know that it has been done by other bands long before us.

What confuses you the most in Europe?

Tatsuro: Changing currency has been strange. There’s a different currency in England and Sweden, but then again, in some countries it’s the same; Euro. In Finland, long daylight time amazes us.

Tuska is a metal music festival. What are your favorite heavy metal bands?

Miya: Suicidal Tendencies. I would have wanted to see their performance but it wasn’t on the same day as ours. I’ve noticed that some Finnish metal bands use make-up so we blend in very well!
Tatsuro: I don’t listen to heavy metal that much.
Yukke: If I happen to see a heavy metal band playing, I might listen to their performance and like it but I don’t listen to such music in my free time.
SATOchi: We once had a common tour with Avenged Sevenfold. I like them.

What would you like to say to today’s audience?

Miya: When we come back in October, I’m hoping to see you all again at our concert. We don’t get to visit Finland that often but I hope that you are patient and wait for us.
Tatsuro: We’ve never been to Finland during the mid-winter. I’ve heard that at that time there is nothing but darkness here. I am curious to see what’s it like!
Yukke: We had a great autograph session in Finland. I would like to see a similar one next time too.
SATOchi: I was glad to see so many people at the autograph session. Thanks to all those people, the rest of my day was more cheerful.

Thank you for the interview!

MUCC: Thank you!

XodiacK - Album available now!

Even though the year 2010 has just begun, Gan-Shin is about to release another stunning album: „Shinra Bansho – Setsuri“, the first album release of XodiacK includes 9 tracks of uncompromising „Galaxy Metal“. Beside that, XodiacK also offer an impressive appearance concerning their visual kei roots! „Shinra Bansho – Setsuri“ will be released europe-wide by Gan-Shin and is available right now! Please find the tracklist above!

Tracklist „Shinra Bansho – Setsuri“:
1. Sinra Bansho Boutoku
2. Kuroi Taiyou
3. Kiminifuru Zetsubo no Ame
4. Kimino Koe
5. MasK
6. HELLRAISER
7. Vorte-X-
8. Shinra Bansho Saisei
9. Kiminifuru Zetsubo no Ame Clip (CD Extra)

 

 

 

 

Zoro - the Oshare Kei newcomer!

2009 has been a grat year concerning all the unique and splendid releases but 2010 might become even better: On the fifth of march 2010, Gan-Shin will release „Core“, the new album of Zoro all over europe! Zoro is a colorful, ambitious Oshare Kei band, with fast pace music and impressive synthesizers! Beside that, the impressive voice of frontman Ryuuj will gain a lot of attention as well. Please find the tracklist above!

1. Kung-fu dance
2. Digo
3. Senkou
4. Dansoon
5. NANA
6. Water inside
7. Dizzy TRICK
8.Spankingnoiz//100v.9MHz=DM?JURIAN.cot
9. Highmusic
10. Bitter Orange
11. F・O・G
12. KID

Bonus Tracks:
13. pink
14. warp

Mix Speaker‘s Inc. - BIG BANG MUSIC! will be released in february!

It‘s been a year since Mix Speaker‘s Inc. released their last album, but they are back! The new album is called BIG BANG MUSIC! and will be released on the 28th of february 2010! The unique sound of jazz, rock and techno elements will once again catch a lot of attention among all audiences!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J-Music merchandise available soon!
Finally, Gan-Shin has begun to produce exclusive J-Music merchandise for the european market! At the moment Gan-Shin is producing items of Dir En Grey, Mucc and Girugämesh! Of course the number of artists will increase soon! We will inform you as soon as possible, where you can order these items!


Happy new year!!!

HANGRY&ANGRY christmas greetings!

girugamesh - new album "NOW" - quotes 2009

"NOW" - New girugamesh album will be released on februar!
girugamesh "NOW"

Only a few months ago, girugamesh released their absolutley “CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY” Live DVD – but there is some more coming up: On the 12th of februar 2010, girugamesh will release their new album which is simply named “NOW”. Everyone who is into brute drums and headbanging hooks will look forward to it for sure! The european version of “NOW” includes two exclusive bonustracks and a sticker. English translation of the lyrics and liner notes are included as well!

 

 

 

 

Tracklist: 01 - Now (Intro) 02 - bit crash 03 - NO MUSIC NO REASON 04 - ALIVE 05 - I think I can fly 05 - BEAST 07 - nobody 08 - suiren 09 - DIRTY STORY 10 - GAME 11 - driving time 12 - arrow Bonus tracks: 13 - BORDER 14 - crying rain
An Cafe release of "BB Parallel World" changed!

In case of the elaborate production of the new An Cafe Album “BB Paralel World”, it’s not possible to release the album in time! The new release date is scheduled on the 6th of october. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

European arrival of HANGRY&ANGRY confirmed!

Gan-Shin is proud to confirm the european visit of HANGRY&ANGRY! The shooting stars will perform exclusively at the Chibi Japan Expo, which takes place from 30.10. to 01.11.2009 in Paris. HANGRY&ANGRY will give an exclusive foretaste from their upcoming album which is named “SADISTIC DANCE”. The release of their CD is set on the 30th of october! Trying to offer german fans the possibility to see HANGRY&ANGRY as well, Gan-Shin is working hard to bring this unique duo to germany, too! Interviews and autograph sessions are not excluded!

 

 

 

 

 

 

HANGRY&ANGRY in europe

Describing HANGRY&ANGRY is quite hard considering the fact that there are so many unique aspects which make this artist duo so exceptional. The idea of HANGRY&ANGRY has been developed by the illustrator Gashicon who created the first drawings, inspired by the “Gurokawa” style – a mix of grotesque and sweet features! These drawings were taken up by the cult fashion designer h.NAOTO, who devised the musical project HANGRY&ANGRY. Rika Ishikawa and Hitomi Yoshizawa, former members of morning musume embody the two characters. Beside the circumstance that a large part of their appeal is connected to their fashion based image, HANGRY&ANGRY put a lot of hard work into their music and live performance to gain a perfect balance between being fashion icons and credible artists. HANGRY&ANGRY quickly became a phenomenon in Japan – just four days after the launch of the official Japanese MySpace page, the site had more than 100.000 visitors! But who can blame them?! The fresh mixture of rock, punk and techno elements will mesmerize you in a second. On the 30th of November HANGRY&ANGRY will take Europe by storm!

If that wouldn’t be great news at all, Gan-Shin is about to bring the two girls to europe! As soon as the dates are confirmed, we will inform you!

Breaking News: AN CAFÉ

Official statement:

An Cafe goes into interim halt of activities

To all the fans and everyone supporting An Cafe,

We regretfully announce that after 6 years since the band was formed in 2003, An Cafe has decided to suspend their activities on January 4th, 2010 with a live show at Nippon Budokan.

Without your sincere support to the band till today, we would never have been able to be where we are now. We are so grateful to all your support.

In making this decision, there were numerous discussions made between the band members and the staff. In order for An Cafe to step up to the next level, we have come to the conclusion that it is important for each members to charge up by seeing themselves objectively. The decision is rather made with a forward-looking vision.

We apologize for conveying this important news to all of you this way, and hope to gain your kind understanding.

After the Budokan show, each member will concentrate on their own activity to be prepared for the band to restart in the future.

Again, this is our deepest gratitude for everyone who has supported us.
Thank you so much.

Sincerely
An Cafe & Red Cafe staff


Japan horrorpunks BALZAC release new ep with european exclusive 18 track DVD and teaser!

On the 16th of oktober GAN-SHIN will release the brand new six track ep of Balzac which is named "PARADOX". Indispensable for fans, the ep will contain a strictley european reserved bonus DVD with 18 tracks. The DVD comprises of two video clips of the new "PARADOX" Album, 15 clips of past GAN-SHIN releases and a special bonus track. The ep + DVD is only available via GAN-SHIN RECORDS europe.

Here the teaser:

AN CAFE - are back with new release and exclusive DVD!

Oshare Kei Fans watch out! An Cafe are back - with a stunning new release for their european fans! The new Album "BB PARALLEL WORLD" will be released on the 3rd of October by GAN-SHIN Records. And if this wouldn't be great news at all, european fans are blessed with a premium bonus DVD which completes the eleven-track strong Album. Five rare Videoclips which differ from  the Japan release will enchant all Fans across europe! Tracklists, new Images and more Information will be spreaded by GAN-SHIN at the 19th of august. The An Cafe mania is about to continue!


BALZAC - new exclusive EP / DVD out in october

It's been a year and a half since Balzac's last major release. They have just announced a new mini-album,"Paradox" which is fully-produced by Takeshi Ueda of The Mad Capsule Markets/AA= fame. Balzac and The Mad Capsule Markets have had a close relationship for over 13 years and finally they have had a chance to collaborate on this very special release. Takeshi has not only fully produced the entire mini-album, he has also done all the programming and recording arrangement. Balzac has taken their established horrorpunk sound and brought it up a level amalgamating in a perfect blend of distortion and unprecedented destruction. This sound is what Balzac refers to as a new digital horrorpunk sound. Gan-Shin Records will release “Paradox” in Europe on 16th of October. This mini-album will come with an exclusive 18-track(!!!) bonus DVD! The DVD includes two clips of the “Paradox”-album and 15 more clips from the last Gan-Shin release “Hatred”. There will also be a special bonus track on the DVD. This CD+DVD Special Edition of “Paradox” will only be released in Europe by Gan-Shin Records! Not available in Japan!

Balzac

L`ARC EN CIEL - "Live In Paris" DVD out now!

This masterpiece was recorded with tremendous technical effort at the incredible performance in Paris, France at the mega-event location Le Zenith in Summer 2008 and will be released all over Europe as a double-DVD on the 31st of July 2009.

Without a doubt, L’Arc~en~Ciel is one of the most impressing Rock Bands of Japan. If you take a look at the CV of this band, it seems like the Guinnes-Book of Records. The concerts of L’Arc~en~Ciel in the Asian countries have always been sold out within the last 15 years!!!


GIRUGÄMESH - 2 new download songs!

Now you can buy the 2 new songs from GIRUGÄMESH as download.
The names of the 2 new songs are "Alive" and "Gamble". Here you can by it!

Musicload:
http://www.musicload.de/album/5077396_2/girug%C3%A4mesh/alive/item.html

Mediamarkt:
http://download.mediamarkt.de/servlets/2452328105705Dispatch/3/Call?htmltemplate=./album/viewalbum.htm&lmtype=ALBUM&albumid=67938302

Müller:
http://mueller.shop2download.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/TShop.woa/wa/PSShop/MusicCollection?id=1780839


MUCC IN EURO 2009 ~ SOLID SPHERE ~

MUCC are finally back in Europe again! 
The band will play 17 concerts during their Solid Sphere Tour in Europe.

Here are the dates:

MUCC IN EURO 2009 ~ SOLID SPHERE ~
03.10.2009 - Tochka Club - Moskva (RUS) - http://www.mucc-online.ru/    
04.10.2009 - Zal Ozhidaniya - St Petersburg (RUS) - http://www.mucc-online.ru/
06.10.2009 - Pakkahuone - Tampere (FIN) - http://www.tiketti.fi/ 
07.10.2009 - Tavastia - Helsinki (FIN) -    http://www.tiketti.fi/
08.10.2009 - KB - Malmoe (S) -  http://www.livenation.se/
10.10.2009 - Klubben - Stockholm (S) - http://www.livenation.se/
11.10.2009 - Brewhouse - Gothenburg (S) - http://www.livenation.se/
13.10.2009 - Vega - Copenhagen (DK)   - http://www.livenation.se/
14.10.2009 - De Helling - Utrecht (NL) - http://www.tivoli.nl/
16.10.2009 - Zeche - Bochum (GER) - http://www.konticket.de/
17.10.2009 - Backstage Halle - Munich (GER) - http://www.konticket.de/
18.10.2009 - Columbiaclub - Berlin (GER) - http://www.konticket.de/
20.10.2009 - La Laiterie - Strasbourg (F)  -  http://www.fnacspectacles.com/place-spectacle/manifestation/Pop-rock-MUCC-IN-EURO-2009-SMUCC.htm
21.10.2009 - O2 Academy Islington - London (UK) -  tba
23.10.2009 - Elysee Montmartre - Paris (F) - http://www.fnacspectacles.com/place-spectacle/manifestation/Pop-rock-MUCC-EMMUC.htm
24.10.2009 - Barbey - Bordeaux (F) - http://www.fnacspectacles.com/place-spectacle/manifestation/Pop-rock-MUCC-BXMUC.htm
25.10.2009 - Salamandra - Barcelona (ES) - http://www.ticketmaster.es/


MUCC World Tour!

The World Tour will last from October 3rd to November 3rd.

Visiting 13 countries total including UK, France, Germany, Brazil, Argentina,
Chile and Mexico

More News about the MUCC World Tour and more information about the tourdates coming soon!


girugämesh´s first live DVD!!!

The grim-rockers girugämesh count among one of the top Gan-Shin Acts in Europe. The sympathetic nippon-rocker acquired their audience from tour to tour and thereby their fanbase grew up. The last tour brought girugämesh a new audience-record, they played in clubs, which were mainly sold out. Also the metal scene has recognized that girugämesh is a “big fish”.  The band is now confirmed for the skandinavien cult festival METALTOWN in Sweden (a.o. Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Disturbed) and for the legendary TUSKA Festival in Helsinki.
 
Gan-Shin Records will release the first ever live DVD “CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY” on june 2nd.
Disc 1 is a pure concert from the tour final in Tokyo! Disc 2 includes 100 min. documentary and behind the scenes about the “Crazy Tour”.