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BAND-MAID new album “CONQUEROR” out on Dec 11th!

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CONQUEROR (regular edition cover)
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Hard rocking BAND-MAID is releasing their third album next month! Titled CONQUEROR, the album continues the theme set with their previous album, WORLD DOMINATION, which was released last year. This release will contain 15 tracks total, including recent singles “glory”, “Bubble”, and “endless Story.”

Music videos to the above singles, and to “Rinne,” one of the new tracks, are available on the BAND-MAID official YouTube channel, and can be previewed below the track list.

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Saturday, November 16th, 2019 Release news No Comments

DEZERT releasing new album “black hole” on Nov 27th.

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black hole (regular edition cover)
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Visual kei rock band DEZERT is releasing a new album on November 27th! Titled black hole, the album will contain their recent singles “BAKEMONO,” and “Call of Rescue,” among 14 total tracks. If the singles are any indication, the album will likely continue along the band’s more recent hard rock/power pop sound, which has overall appeared to become more accessible over the years.

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Sunday, November 10th, 2019 Release news No Comments

THE SIXTH LIE releases the first album on Nov 27th!

1st Album / THE SIXTH LIE

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Electro-rock band THE SIXTH LIE is releasing their debut album at the end of this month! Perfect Lies is the first full-length studio release for this 4-member band, which has previously released 4 mini albums. This album will contain 12 tracks total, including the two singles the band has released on Universal Music, “Hibana” and “Shadow is the Light.” Both songs have tie-ups to anime shows.

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Saturday, November 9th, 2019 Release news No Comments

Sakamoto Maaya new album “Kyou dake no Ongaku” out on Nov 27th!

Kyou dake no Ongaku (album cover)
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Veteran seiyuu and singer Sakamoto Maaya is releasing her 10th studio album this month. The album is titled Kyou dake no Ongaku, which translates to “music only for today.” Going along with the title, the album’s concept is “transient nostalgic music, that seems like a dream, but makes a lasting impact.” The album will contain 11 original songs, and as is often the case for Maaya’s albums, will not contain any of the recent singles or coupling songs that she has released for anime shows.

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Thursday, November 7th, 2019 Release news No Comments

Fuji Aoi debut album “Yuukiteki Palette Syndrome” out on Nov 20th!

Yukiteki Palette Syndrome / Aoi Fuji

Yuukiteki Palette Syndrome (album cover)
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Japanese VTuber (Virtual YouTuber, like a vocaloid singer, but voiced by an actual person) Fuji Aoi is releasing her first album on November 20th! Titled Yuukiteki Palette Syndrome (“Coordinated Palette Syndrome”), the album will contain 10 original songs on the first disc, and a collection of 13 covers on the second disc. With the theme of “Your Heart’s Cheerleader,” the VTuber has gained an online following with her wide variety of song covers and social media presence.

Several music videos are available on Fuji Aoi’s official YouTube channel, and can be previewed below the track list.

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SHEENA Ringo best compilation album “Newton no Ringo” out on November 13th!

Newton no Ringo - Hajimete no Best Ban - / Ringo Sheena

Newton no Ringo (album cover)
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Veteran singer, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Sheena Ringo is releasing an all-time best hits album on November 13th! The compilation, titled Newton no Ringo – Hajimete no Best Ban – (or in her English translation, “Apple of Universal Gravity -Best Collection-“) will contain 30 songs on two discs, including 2 new songs. The selections span the artist’s 2 decades of work, including all of her hit singles from her early albums, to more recent songs. The official track list is below.

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Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 Release news No Comments

Rei new mini-album “SEVEN” out on Nov 13th!

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Blues/pop guitarist Rei is releasing her 4th mini album next week! Titled SEVEN, the release will contain 7 songs total. In addition, the title refers to Rei’s favorite 7th chord on the guitar. Two songs from the mini-album, “Connection” and “Territory Blues” have been released as advance digital singles.

Music clips to “Connection” and “Territory Blues” have been posted to YouTube, and can be previewed below the track list.

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Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 Release news No Comments

Machico new album “Machibito Sagashi” out on Nov 13th!

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Machibito Sagashi (regular edition cover)
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Jpop and anime singer Machico is releasing her new album on November 13th! Machibito Sagashi is the artist’s 4th album, and will contain 12 tracks total, 5 of which have tie-ups to games and anime shows. Specifically, “Korekara” is the opening theme to TV anime Ryuuou no O-shigoto!; “Million Smile”, “Mata ashita” and “STAND UP!” are songs for the Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (“KonoSuba”) series of PlayStation games; and “1-Milli Symphony” is the theme song for the KonoSuba movie.

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Sato Taiji new album “My Hero” out on Nov 6th!

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My Hero (album cover)
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Sato Taiji, vocalist and guitarist of Theater Brook, a funk band, is releasing a new solo album next month! My Hero is Taiji’s second solo album. It will contain 9 tracks total.

A making-of clip featuring new music from the album, and showing Taiji getting painted in rainbow colors for the album’s cover, has been posted to the artist’s official YouTube channel, and can be previewed below the track list. The audio from this clip suggests that the album will contain funk and rock pieces that are the signature of Taiji’s songwriting career.

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Sunday, October 20th, 2019 Release news No Comments

Pop Art Town first album “SWEET! SWEET? SWEET!” out on Nov 6th!

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SWEET! SWEET? SWEET! (album cover)
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Funky indie pop band Pop Art Town is releasing their first album on November 6th! The trio’s debut is titled SWEET! SWEET? SWEET! and contains 8 tracks, so is perhaps more accurately considered a mini album. The album version of “Nonfiction,” originally a coupling song on their first mini album Variety, will be included amongst 7 all-new songs.

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