Amalthea was formed in 2004 in Sweden. Current line-up is Per Skytt, Erik Skytt, Jeremias Valsten, Simon Mellergårdh. The band is playing experimental, post-metal, hardcore music. At the moment they have 12″ release “THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU” with 2 tracks on it and split with band Hiro. Highly recommended to listen to.
Describing themselves as freak show punk, Strawberry Song Orchestra (ストロベリーソングオーケストラ・苺楽團) is a Japanese band with 13 core members, 7 of which are actors. Combining elements from a variety of styles; punk, hard rock, heavy metal, progressive rock, folk, and nursery rhymes, Strawberry Song Orchestra’s overall theater-based performances are dark theatrics interspersed with rock, modern and(…)
DaKannibal is a cross-over rap artist with a hip hop intellect who brings about his own lyrical twist – Giving the world a combination of old-skool mixed with new urban flavor. This 4-time Ascaplus Award Winning rapper, released his debut album Kannibalistic Scene in 2011.
Pacifiction Records put out Theee Bat as the first release of their Swamp Fiction label. Theee Bat were one side of a split 7″. I received a copy to review for Rock of Japan, the website I was operating at the time. The band on the other side of the record, Atomic Suplex, was English,(…)
Canada’s premiere Japan underground music tour; Next Music From TOKYO will return again this May for its fourth showcase. Known as one of the most renowned and influential bands in Japanese rock history – Number Girl’s former frontman Mukai Shutoku (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard) is an indie rock legend. Pushing the boundaries of Mukai’s creative genius(…)
Canada’s premiere Japan underground music tour; Next Music From TOKYO will return again this May for its fourth showcase. 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(…)
Canada’s premiere Japan underground music tour; Next Music From TOKYO will return again this May for its fourth showcase. 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(…)
Canada’s premiere Japan underground music tour; Next Music From TOKYO will return again this May for its fourth showcase. 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(…)
Portico Quartet began in 2005. The band was formed by two sets of schoolfriends. At the beginning of their career they played on the streets and gave away their recordings. But the unique sound and passion bring the band to the success. This name the band received after one of their shows was cancelled because(…)
Scissor Shock is the solo project of Adam Cooley (Robe., RUINHORSE, etc.), who often employs the help of a small list of collaborators (most notably Aaron Booe) – Usually described as being an avant-progressive/art rock/electronic/RIO/noise/free jazz/no wave/ambient band formed in Columbus, Indiana in 2003, but opinions differ. “Scissor Shock has no near equal, much less(…)
HATE NO HATE’s sound is mystical primitive rock – characterized by an unconventional form of alternative dub and psychedelic influences. HATE NO HATE members are Shinichi (vocals, guitar), Ryu (drums, syn), Makoto (guitar) and Nabesan (percussion).
The souLOfmyshoEs is a solo project began in January 2010, by David of Torino, Italy – The project has since expanded into a small art cooperative with the help of willing friends. Recorded at home with a PC, souLOfmyshoEs’ sound is lo-fi bedromm pop with indie rock elements – Gentle melodies arranged in a simple(…)
AtomA is a Swedish post metal / progressive atmospheric metal band. Band consists of ex-members of another known band Slumber. Their music is like another step in modern music development. They are trying to mix many genres saving unique atmosphere of each melody. Few days ago band released their debut album “Skylight”. Do not lose(…)
Band was formed in 2001 in Russia under name «Блокада» by four school friends: Nikita « Shatenew» Shatenev (vocal, guitar), Igor «Lackryx» Likarenko (bass, MC), Alexander Grechushkin (guitar) and Grigory «Green» Archipov (drums). With this line-up band released their first demo-album (only 500 copies) «Тихое Генеалогическое Самовыражение» in 2002, that included 13 songs. All CDs(…)
Jon – Guitar, Vocals Gemma – Bass, Vocals Arek – Drums “Grey Goes Down is one of the most self motivated, bizarre and interesting alternative punk rock bands ever.” -The Fame Magazine.
Originally from Canton, Ohio, Flaccid Redux is an electronic collaboration of members Incentive and J.V. Textural, sculptural, whimsical and surreal Flaccid Redux’s electronic synth-pop fuses ambient soundscapes, with modern electronic experiments. The duo releases their music through the Dystopiaq netlabel – You can download Flaccid Redux’s music for free at Dystopiaq.com.
Venturing into the realm of emotional rock and metal, Conception Complex blends epic melodies with the energetic lust-for-adventure of hard rock and the racing-synchronous-tremelo-speeds of black metal. Conception Complex are frontman Mizuki, guitarist Keisuke, drummer Hiroyoshi, guitar player Tyra, and Anduro on bass.
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.
Fight on the Freeway are vocalist Shotx, guitar player Billy, bassist Adrian, drummer Scott and Jr. on keyboards. The band is a metal five-piece featuring crazy guitar riffs, solid bass work, good drumming, and a mix of brutal screaming growls and melodic breaks with clean vocals. In 2010, Fight on the Freeway met up in(…)
Born in Hiroshima, Kashiwa Daisuke (柏大輔) started off as the composer and guitarist of post-rock band yodaka in 2001. Being inspired by the band’s psychedelic sound due to a post-rock approach, and by Maurizio Bianchi, he started a solo project in 2004.
Guitar licks and vocal melodies comprised with more than a hint of indie rock sensibility – this pop sound is pure Black Vendetta. BV is the solo project of Nathan Virica songwriter and rhythm guitarist from London, via Harrogate, UK. Using guest vocalists in his recordings and live performances; Black Vendetta released 2 singles “Go(…)
With a mixed club and latin feel, this four piece ensemble is based in Tokyo, Japan. Formed in 2002, on the jazz club scene, Quasimode brings expert musicianship, and ’60s & ’70s based jazz rhythms to fans all over the world. From the release of their first album oneself-LIKENESS (2006), to their last, Quasimode cause(…)
Emotional lyrics and soulful singing, combine with strong indie rock grooves, giving way to driving guitar and maturing into an ambient sound-scape – Clemency’s sound is accessible with a strong emphasis on catchy choruses and feel great melodies. Brothers Jason and Paul Watkins, natives of Yukon, Oklahoma, have been making music together since high school.(…)
Merzbow (メルツバウ) is a noise project created in 1979 by Masami Akita (秋田 昌美). In the earlier days Merzbow was acting as band, nowadays, Masami Akita is the only member. During all-time activity Merzbow has released over 350 recordings. That was his solo works, side-projects and a lot of works recorded in collaboration with many(…)