Rose Noire New EP “Sanctuary” On Sale January 21

“I stand silently in the midst of flowing time, deep in the holy land”
Rose Noire’s long-awaited new release is their first to be sold in a 2-disc set! The DVD features a music video of “Rise”, one of their most popular songs at live shows!

Vocal. Louie
Violin. Jill
Support Bass. tAk
Support Drums. Ebisumaru

Dec 7, 2014: available for pre-sale at live venues
Jan 21, 2015: on sale in stores
Disc number: DLRN-6
Label: Darkest Labyrinth
Distribution: FWD Inc.
Price: 2,500yen(tax in)
Format: CD+DVD 2-disc set, 12page booklet
Limit 1000 copies

CD Playlist
01. Inner Gate
02. Jardin
03. Synapse
04. Worlds End Snow
05. Swallow
06. Rise
07. Daydream

DVD Playlist
01. Rise(MV)

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Next Kabuki Stomp To Be A Vocaloid Party on November 21

VOCALOID FANS! On November 21st, come down to Club Orpheus in Baltimore, MD for our first ever Kabuki Stomp: Vocaloid Party!

Strap on your neon as this unique club party will blast the dance floor with originals and remixes featuring Ia, Gakupo, Ren and Lin, and of course, Hatsune Miku! We will also be throwing in a huge mix of K-pop with groups such as BIGBANG, 2NE1, T-ara, 4minute, Exo-K, and many many more!

Encouraged Dress (Not a dress code)
Cosplay, Futuristic, Sci-Fi, Neon, Cyber, Cyber Goth

Vocaloid Maid Cafe!
The Maids of Fuwa Hina Maid Cafe will be decked out in full moe vocaloid cosplay to serve you delicious treats and entrees with a full vocaloid theme!

RSVP and more info at our Facebook event page!

Full bar for 21+ attendees!

Roger Shackelford – K-pop / Vocaloid / J-pop / Electro House


Vendors Selling: K-Pop Merch, J-Rock CD’s, Japanese Snacks, Handmade items

Friday, November 21
Club Orpheus
1003 E Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202

18+ to enter. 21+ to drink
Entry: $8

THE SOUND BEE HD To Release New EP “Dawn Of The Dead” on January 14th

“Love in death… I will rot with you”
After welcoming guitarist Yuu as a new member, THE SOUND BEE HD releases their long-awaited mini-album! This is the band’s first two-disc CD+DVD release, featuring the music video for [DAWN OF THE DEAD] on the DVD! A one-man live commemorating the release will be held on November 29, 2014 at Ikebukuro Chop!

Nov 29, 2014: available for pre-sale at live venues
Jan 14, 2015: on sale in stores
Disc number: SWSB-8
Label: Starwave Records
Distribution: FWD Inc.
Price: 2,500yen(tax in)
Format: CD+DVD 2-disc set, 12page booklet
Limit 1000 copies

CD Playlist:
01. death gate
04. reign of death
05. bloody requiem

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Starwave Records Creates New Sub-Label To Support New Band, @Loid

The first artist on the new NICOJAM Records label!
The popular event “NICO☆JAM” has given rise to a new record label, whose first artist, @LOID (pronounced atloid), is ready to release its first maxi single! The first edition will be sold as a 2-disc set with a DVD featuring the music video for the title track [Bre@k out!], written by guest songwriter Yairi!

Nov 22, 2014: available for pre-sale at live venues
Jan 14, 2015: on sale in stores
Disc number: NJAL-001
Label: Nico Jam Records
Distribution: FWD Inc.
Price: 1,500yen(tax in)
Limit 500 copies

CD Playlist:
01. -SP@CE LOID-
02. Bre@k out!
03. Lost D@y‘s

DVD Playlist:
01. Bre@k out!(MV)
02. MV shooting off shot

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Fixer To Return January 4th

After a nearly 2 year hiatus, Fixer, Tainted Reality’s dramatic webcomic about a rock band inspired by visual kei in the late 90’s, will be making its triumphant return January 4th, 2015. Joining the creative time is former Leetstreet Boys artist, Erin Nagy, who will be adding her own unique, anime inspired touch to the world of Fixer as the new lead artist! The upcoming story arc will see the newly solidified band try to get signed by a major label as they work their way up the unforgiving and brutal independent rock scene of Philadelphia. With a brand new release schedule and creative drive, the new series promises to present readers a realistic and historic depiction of the rock scene in Philadelphia, and an emotional and deeply personal character driven story that shows how difficult it really is to get signed and will be certain to move some readers to tears.

More information about the return of Fixer will be announced in the coming weeks. For further information, or how to get caught up on the first 13 chapters for free, please visit Fixer’s Official Website.

Tainted Reality To Attend Anime USA, Roger To DJ The Rave

Tainted Reality has been invited to attend this year’s Anime USA as a special guest! As part of the event, we will have several activities going on:

-Tainted Reality Entertainment Booth. Right outside of the dealers room, we will be DJing K-Pop, J-Rock, J-Pop and other random music all through out the con! We will also be selling J-Rock goods and CD’s, Takuya Angel merch, our web-comic Fixer, and have a video game kiosk with Ultra Street Fighter IV, Darkstalkers Resurrection, Mortal Kombat, and many others.
-How Close Are Nana, Gravitation, and Beck To The Real Thing panel where we analyze how close these anime dramas are to the real life rock and roll business! This panel starts at 11am on Sunday, October 5th in Panel 2 (Washington 1).
-Filming our next cosplay video for YouTube! If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Roger at! If you would like to see what the video will look like, check out our Otakon cosplay video below.

Lastly, Roger will also be joining DJs Mighty Mike Saga, Xircon Zircon, Nikolai, & Virtek for Ladie Eve’s Friday and Saturday night raves! The first night, Roger will be spinning hard blasting beats as it will be a Halloween themed “Monster” rave! The second night, be prepared for more melodic, dream like tracks as the DJs delve into the theme of “Victorian”. The Friday night rave begins at 11pm and the Saturday night rave begins at 12:30am.

Anime USA is October 3-5 at the Washington Marriot Wardman in Washington DC.  Register for the convention TODAY at their official website!

We will see you at Anime USA!

VELVET EDEN 2nd DVD “Behind the Tales” on sale November 26

A collection of live footage not previously released, along with the new music video from their album [Double Twelve]. The footage from their live show on 2014 offers a glimpse of a unique world view unseen in their CDs and music videos. The DVD will consist of tracks that represent VELVET EDEN’s past and present, showcasing all of their ever-present glamour condensed into one work. The music video filmed at the same time, [Marionatte Waltz], was made in collaboration with the ball-jointed doll maker Shimizu Mari, reflecting the talents of both artists in its imagery. Even as VELVET EDEN constantly evolves, this DVD illustrates that their very roots remain unchanged.

October 2, 2014: available for pre-sale at live venues
November 26, 2014: on sale in stores
Disc number: DLVE-3
Label: Darkest Labyrinth
Price: 3,000yen (tax in)
Limit 300 copies
Run Time: 35 minutes

DVD playlist:
01. Street of Alice
02. Freakshow
03. La fin
04. Luzifer
05. Masquarade Alone
06. Confession of Mask
07. Marionette Waltz (clip)

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Schwarz Stein To Make Their US Debut At Anime USA

After over a decade of waiting, visual kei fans will finally be able to experience one of the most legendary bands in the scene’s history, Schwarz Stein, at this year’s Anime USA! Being held at the Washington Marriot Wardman in Washington D.C. from October 3-5, Anime USA will be hosting a full concert from the band, as well as providing select fans VIP tickets which entitles them to priority access to all Schwarz Stein events, access to a private meet and greet, and gives them a free Polaroid with the band! Lead vocalist, Kaya, will also be hosting his own Lolita tea party at the con for attendees, but act fast because tickets are limited for the tea party! Best of all, for those who purchase both the VIP passes and access to the Tea Party, Kaya has a surprise gift in store! For more information about Schwarz Stein’s US debut, please head over to Anime USA’s official website!

Still looking to book your hotel room? Why not check out the special con rates for the Wardman!?

RSVP at the official Facebook event pages!
Schwarz Stein Concert
Kaya Tea Party

*Note* Schwarz Stein’s US debut at Anime USA is not a Tainted Reality sponsored event.

Magistina Saga 1st DVD “MV Best Vol.1″ On Sale October 29

A collection of Magistina Saga’s best music videos.
A compilation selected from all of Magistina Saga’s music videos, from the very first to the most recent! The DVD also includes footage from a portion of their first oneman live show on May 23, 2014! A sponsored release party will be held at Shinsaibashi Club ALIVE! on October 3.

Vocal: Iori
Guitar: Urugi
Bass: Kyo
Support Drums: Takurou

DVD Playlist:
01. Magasasu Michibiki
02. Shadow Game
03. After artifice
04. Double Face
05. Fate Gear
06. Greed
07. Various (Oneman Live Edition)
08. Persona (Oneman Live Edition)

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