- To start, please introduce yourself. Can you explain your role in the band? – My name is Vladimir Klimov, but I use pseudonym Vladimir Klimov-Lehtinen. I’m a member of few bands and I play a stringed instrument in general. Right now we are talking about Second To Sun and at the moment I’m only(…)
Anusaya had a chance to interview the owner of net-label “GV sound,” which releases a lot of electronic albums, and self-named music creator SiJ. Please, introduce yourself and tell us how your music career started? – Hello. My name is Vlad. I have been sharing my life with music since I was a kid –(…)
Tyrant of Mary is a four-peice thrash metal band from Tokyo. They started in 2006 playing covers on metal bands. Now the band has own full-length album in their discography. During active years Tyrant of Mary was making a lot of gigs in own country, and now band is going to the first American (and overseas too) tour. Before(…)
Yasunori Matsuda is a very busy person. Along with his multiple projects, he remixes music and collaborates with many musicians – Such as well known DJ Tsuyoshi and Juno Reactor, and world famous SUGIZO (X-JAPAN, LUNASEA and JUNO REACTOR). His music is unique and harmonic, balancing between dance electronic tunes and guitar rock sounds.
Described by The Japan Times newspaper as “irrepressibly danceable gypsy punk;” Praha Depart’s swirling, almost psychedelic postpunk groove signature sound is created by Mai’s rich vocals, the tribal intensity of Junpei’s drumming and Tsukasa’s multi-layered, almost psychedelic guitars.
Group_Inou are producer Imai and emcee CP – Group_Inou are proof that there’s much more to Japanese hip-hop/urban music than the bling-bling and faux-gangsta posing of the wannabe homeboys and girls that dominate the mainstream and Foods is a very promising début. However, they’re at their best when they’re frying your synapses in some Shimokitazawa(…)
“Taking one band to the top of the Japanese indie rock world makes you noteworthy. Starting all over and doing it again makes you .” James Route ~Keikaku.net. Known as one of the most renowned and influential bands in Japanese rock history, Number Girl’s former frontman Shutoku Mukai (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard) is an indie rock(…)
チャラン・ポ・ランタン (Charan-Po-Rantan) is made up of two sisters: Koharu a world-class accordion player who has won many awards for her talent, and Momo who is widely sought after for her singing and charm. Momo’s trademark is to belt out classic and original folk/gypsy tunes while hugging a plush doll pig under her arm. As a(…)
Born a restless spirit and after seeing the movie the Toronto Rock ‘n Roll Festival – Julian Sas was inspired by the energetic performances of both Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry (more importantly Chuck’s guitar), and at the age of 6 Julian knew he wanted a guitar. His parents gave him a toy one.
Lutris is a instrumental solo-project from Japan. Mixing different genres Lutris makes his music very catchy and it’s hard not to fall into the sounds. The project had several net-releases available on his official Bandcamp. Finally this year the first “physical” release Indistinct Reveries is out on 7th of December.
On any continent The fin. are a rock and roll revelation and one of the most original rock bands going today. Channeling the classic rock innovators of the past The fin. walk a fine line in modern rock as they spin their own brand of electronic distortion, rhythm and blues based guitar riffs, all while(…)
Starting out in mid 2005, Caracal is climbing up on the musical summit step by step. Perhaps not so fast, but with confidence. They already was with tour in China, had big performance in Canada. And who knows, maybe they will go with concerts and in your city soon. And then you’ll have a chance to(…)
Wearing their hearts in their lyrics the trans-national hardcore rockers Pettybone take aim at targets all across society. “Pettybone is the voice of the voiceless. Pettybone is the voice of the oppressed…” reads the lyrics to the song “Pettybone” on the band’s blog. This manifesto is a call to arms, a call for change, enlightenment,(…)
Formed in 1996, at Osaka University, Galactica Magnum changed their name to Aeronauts in 2003. Rooted in hard rock, emo, alternative and new wave Aeronauts‘ rock style is defined by both a smooth and unrefined garage-rock sound. Aeronauts‘ contrasting musical style may seem to be a contradiction in terms, but these contrasts are what sets(…)
The Mootekkis‘ rock-ethic has more bells and whistles than a video game and could well send fans into anaphylactic shock. Formed in 2008, this international rock-brotherhood consists of vocalist Mike Hannah, guitar player Jude Conlon, drummer Masafumi Sugiyama, guitarist Koji Iwata and bassist Tomoaki Sekiwa. I recently talked to The Mootekkis‘ Mike Hannah about the(…)
Kiko Loureiro is a Brazilian Heavy metal guitarist who has worked with such bands as Angra, Silent Moon, Blezqi Zatzas, and Neural Code. Beginning his musical studies at age eleven, Kiko has never stopped evolving both as a guitarist and a composer.
Often served up with a touch of groove Hunting Pigeons‘ is a straightforward indie rock four-piece from Kobe, Japan. Along with bass player and former bandmate Kuniaki Kakusei (25m Floater), guitarist Noriaki Takagi, and drummer Kozo Nakamura (X-Discos, Overcoats) — Hunting Pigeons is the latest offering from former 25m Floater frontman Isseki Shirai.
Johnny Antonopoulos, a.k.a. Johnny A‘s (since he was eight years age old) musicality, versatility, and taste set him apart from the run of guitar gods. Lush and full, clear and soothing, biting and intense – Johnny A’s guitar is always just right for the song and mood.
Named for the fictional character “Musketeer Gripweed,” played by John Lennon in Richard Lester’s 1967, motion picture How I Won The War — The Grip Weeds‘ retro-psychedelic pop lives and breathes their ’60s rock idols. Formed in 1988, in New Jersey by brothers Rick Reil (guitar) and Kurt Reil (drums), The Grip Weeds‘ lineup is(…)
Paul Gilbert is an American guitarist. Well known for his guitar work with Racer X and Mr. Big, as well as many solo albums. He has been voted number 4 on a list in GuitarOne magazine of the “Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time,” as well as a spot in Guitar World’s 50(…)
Lacrimas Profundere is a gothic metal band from Germany. Their name means “to shed tears” in Latin. Originally a death doom rooted gothic metal band, Lacrimas Profundere have progressively evolved their style to catchy and heavy Gothic Rock, complete with dark and dirty melody lines. The sextet was formed in 1993 by Oliver Nikolas Schmid.(…)
Texas Pandaa are an indie-pop band from Japan, with twin vocal harmonies and a sophisticated musical configuration. Praised both at home and abroad as they push their writing and musicianship beyond their ambient roots — Texas Pandaa released their third album Down In the Hole on 2010.06.02.
Stream of Passion is a progressive metal band with symphonic metal influence founded by Arjen Anthony Lucassen and Marcela Bovio in 2005, in The Netherlands. The band currently consists of vocalist, lyricist, and violinist Marcela Bovio, bassist Johan van Stratum, keyboardist Jeffrey Revet, guitarist Eric Hazebroek, guitarist Stephan Schultz, and drummer Martijn Peters.
Ego Malfunction is everything the band’s name suggests: delivering the Anglo-Balkan pulse of modern and eclectic funk-rock-soul while creating a unique vibration of sound; malfunking. Ego Malfunction consists of Sasha (vocal), RR (guitar), Thierno Diallo (bass) and Mirsi (drums). Taking a new soul revolution to heart — I talked to Ego Malfunction’s guitarist Robert about(…)