Synk;yet 1st Full Album “The Graceful Savior” on Sale August 20, 2014

“The rhapsody of me and myself”
Synk;yet makes a full recovery, returning to the scene with a new concept, “sin and madness,” and announcing their first full album, to be released simultaneously in two types! This work expresses the theme of “the dual nature of those who have sinned.” The DVD included with Type A features a music video of Silent Prayer, while the DVD with Type B features a music video of Transitional Insanity! To commemorate the release, Synk;yet will hold a oneman live at Takadanobaba AREA and kick off a self-sponsored tour visiting 12 cities around Japan!

※If an advance order is placed together with an order for an item in stock, both items will be delivered together when the item on advance order is officially released. Therefore, it is recommended that advance orders are placed separately.

[the Graceful Savior] TYPE-A
July 20, 2014: available for pre-sale at live venues
August 20, 2014: on sale in stores
Disc number: SWSY-006A
Label: Starwave Records
Distribution: FWD Inc.
Price: 3,500(tax in)
Format: CD+DVD 2-disc set, 16page booklet
Limit 1000 copies

CD TYPE-A Playlist:
01. Tensei
02. Silent Prayer
03. Tarpeia no Gake
04. Transitional Insanity
05. Inner Child
06. [Re]:birth
07. Psychotic Mechanism
08. Cross of sin
09. Malice×Cube
10. Sacred Symphony
11. Messiah
12. finale…
13. Rinne

DVD TYPE-A Playlist:
01. Silent Prayer (MV)

[the Graceful Savior] TYPE-B
July 20, 2014: available for pre-sale at live venues
August 20, 2014: on sale in stores
Disc number: SWSY-006B
Label: Starwave Records
Distribution: FWD Inc.
Price: 3,500(tax in)
Format: CD+DVD 2-disc set, 16page booklet
Limit 1000 copies

CD TYPE-B Playlist:
01. Tensei
02. Transitional Insanity
03. Tarpeia no Gake
04. Silent Prayer
05. Inner Child
06. [Re]:birth
07. Psychotic Mechanism
08. Cross of sin
09. Malice×Cube
10. Sacred Symphony
11. Messiah
12. finale…
13. Rinne

DVD TYPE-B Playlist:
01. Transitional Insanity (MV)

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Velvet Eden To Release A New DVD

Fronted by DADA, an artist active in various music scenes, VELVET EDEN has been layering erotic, bewitching, storytelling lyrics upon inorganic digital beats to construct its own unique world of music since the ’90s. Now VELVET EDEN presents their first video production in 14 years. The collection includes tracks from their first best album released in March 2014, [Double Twelve], in hopes of allowing the listener to experience the songs more deeply, as well as arrangements from the time of the group’s formation, combining their earliest image with their latest songs to create a perspective both aesthetic and immoral through a total of 4 music videos.

July 8, 2014: available for pre-sale at live venues
July 30, 2014: on sale in stores
Disc number: DLVE-2
Label: Starwave Records
Price: 2,500yen (tax in)
Limit 300 copies
Run Time: 25 minutes
DVD playlist:
01. One Caress
02. Paraph
03. Shojo A
04. VELVET EDEN

LIV’ERT New Single “D.I.S” On Sale July 30, 2014

 


The tragedy of “a distance between people that cannot be filled” weaves a dark outlook in LIV’ERT’s fifth single. Each of the two brand new songs takes a different approach at its own unique expression. A free one-hour oneman live will be held at Ikebukuro CYBER on July 1 to commemorate the release!

July 1, 2014 – On sale at live venues
July 30, 2014 – On sale in stores
Disc number: SWLV-1
Label: Starwave Records
Distribution: FWD Inc.
Price: 1,620 yen (tax in)
Format: CD+DVD 2-disc set
Limit 1000 copies

CD Playlist:
01. D.I.S
02. Fears

DVD Playlist:
01. D.I.S (MV)

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New EP From Misaruka To Be Released In July

“Our spirits will surely be handed down”
Songs from Misaruka’s early days have been reborn through re-recordings by the current members! The CD includes tracks from two singles that are no longer available for purchase in addition to the never-before-recorded [-Curse of Contract-], for a total of five tracks. Also comes with a DVD featuring the [-Amakusa-] music video that fans have asked for!

June 6, 2014: available for pre-sale at live venues
July 9, 2014: on sale in stores
Disc number: SWMR-11
Label: Starwave Records
Distribution: FWD Inc.
Price: 3,240 (tax in)
Limit 1000 copies

CD playlist:
01. -Amakusa-
02. -Gilia-
03. -Troy-
04. -Violet-
05. -Curse Of Contract-

DVD playlist:
01. -Amakusa-(MV)

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Misaruka To Appear In Japanese Film “Hibi Rock”


Filming is finally completed for the live-action movie adaptation of
“Hibi Rock,” the rock ‘n’ roll comic by Enokiya Katsumasa that has
found immense popularity since it began serialization in Young Jump in
2010. Directed by Irie Yu of “SR: Saitama no Rapper” fame, the film’s
all-star cast is led by Nomura Shuhei and Nikaido Fumi. Upon
completion of filming, it was revealed that a unique cast was brought
together to appear as the band members in the movie.

Nomura Shuhei plays Hibinuma Takuro, a dull high schooler who’s not
very good at sports or studies and has no girlfriend. But when he’s
playing rock music, he can truly be himself. The sense of release is
so extreme that he has even stripped nude during a performance…
that’s his style of “Hibi Rock.” One day, a friend invites Takuro to
start a band called Rock ‘n’ Roll Brothers, in which he becomes the
guitarist and vocalist.

After graduation, the three friends don’t want to give up on their
dream, so they officially begin their band activities at the legendary
livehouse Monster GOGO. Then, during one Rock ‘n’ Roll Brothers gig, a
drunk young woman named Utagawa Saki (played by Nikaido Fumi) barges
onto the stage, grabs Takuro’s mic, and starts to sing “Ameagari no
Yozora ni” by RC Succession at the top of her lungs. It turns out she
is a top idol who has earned worldwide fame for her original style.

Nomura portrays Hibinuma Takuro, the protagonist, and Nikaido plays
the top idol Utagawa Saki, the woman who changes his destiny.

The light-hearted bassist of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Brothers, Kusakabe
Mamoru, is played by Maeno Tomoya, who also recently contributed his
talents to “Seiten no Hekireki” and “Bannou Kanteishi Q – Mona Lisa no
Hitomi.” Shinjo, the flashy, attractive vocalist of rival band The
Langoliers, is brilliantly played by Ochiai Motoki, also known for his
role in “Yamikin Ushijima-kun Part 2.”

The film also features Takenaka Naoto as Matsumoto Takeshi, the strict
manager of the legendary livehouse Monster GOGO; Mariya Tomoko as
Kazama Izumi, the cool-headed music producer; Ebisu Yoshikazu as
Shocho, a member of the underground band Dog Rape; and Kita Yoko as
Machida Machiko, a beautiful employee of Monster GOGO.

In addition, and befitting of a rock ‘n’ roll film, “Hibi Rock”
features many musicians making their silver screen debut. The drummer
of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Brothers, Yoda Akira, is played by Kuroneko
Chelsea drummer Okamoto Keisuke. Inukai Yuichiro of Dog Rape is played
by The SALOVERS vocalist Furutachi Yutaro. Plus, visual kei band
Misaruka appears as the members of The Langoliers.

Filming for “Hibi Rock” began in April 2014, capturing various
locations around Tokyo and neighboring towns before finishing on May
3. The filming of the climax battered nearly the entire cast with
winds reaching speeds of 27 m/s and 69 tons of rain, continuing
through the night for two full days before the epic scene was completed.

“Hibi Rock” comes to theaters around Japan in fall 2014.

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Third Starwave Compilation To Be Released In DVD Format on June 16th

An omnibus DVD commemorating the 4th anniversary of the founding of
Starwave Records! The third omnibus DVD released by Starwave Records,
celebrating 4 years since it was founded, features music videos from
12 artists!

Events to commemorate the release:
June 16, 2014 – TSUTAYA O-WEST (Starwave Fest Vol. 9)
July 27, 2014 – Jishuban Club (combined in-store event)

DVD playlist:
01. Misaruka / -Jester-
02. Tokami / Crisis in the future
03. Synk;yet / Sacred Symphony
04. LIV’ERT / Alive
05. Calmando Qual / Zessho
06. THE SOUND BEE HD / nowhere
07. Capella / Haizora
08. Magistina Saga / Double Face
09. ???? / ????
10. Syokudaikakkokai / worker’s song
11. SUICIDE ALI / Shijushichinogen
12. lix / Gekijo

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Suicide Ali’s Final American Performance Now On YouTube


Suicide Ali, the visual kei industrial rock band from Osaka, recently announced that after nearly a decade together, they will be letting the band go and heading their separate ways this July. We here at TR are deeply saddened by this, as Suicide Ali was the second band we ever worked with, starting all the way back in 2005. We had the pleasure of bringing them to the United States on 3 separate occasions, each more successful than the last. We were hoping to do it again, but now that will never be the case.

To show you guys how amazing this band really was, we upload, what is now, their final performance in America, at Tekkoshocon 2010. This 3 song digest was originally uploaded to a previous version of our website, but was accidentally deleted. Here it is for the first time on YouTube, slightly re-edited for your viewing pleasure.

Please share this video with your so we can show Suicide Ali exactly how much they will be missed before they disband officially in July!

Misaruka Live DVD “D.C.” On Sale June 11, 2014

Featuring footage of Misaruka’s one-man live show held on March 4,
2014, in commemoration of vocalist Rui’s birthday as well as the
release of their first full album’s second press!

※If an advance order is placed together with an order for an
item in stock, both items will be delivered together when the item on
advance order is officially released. Therefore, it is recommended
that advance orders are placed separately.

Live DVD [D.C.]
May 22, 2014: available for pre-sale at live venues
June 11, 2014: on sale in stores
Disc number: SWMR-10
Label: Starwave Records
Distribution: FWD Inc.
Price: 4,320 (tax in)
Limit 1000 copies

DVD playlist:
01. -Sin-
02. -Curse of Contract-
03. -Forbidden-
04. -Prince-
05. -Falth&Truth-
06. -Juliet-
07. -Jester-
08. -Rasen-
09. -L’oiseau blue-
10. -amakusa-
11. -Violet-
12. -My dear rose-

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Misaruka Schedule
May 4(sun) Ikebukuro Black Hole
May 6(tue) Jishuban Club (in-store-event)
May 10(fri) Ikebukuro CYBER (guest)
May 22(thr) Nagoya MUSIC FARM
May 23(fri) Shinsaibashi Club ALIVE! (guest)
May 30(fri) Ikebukuro CYBER (guest)
June 6(fri) Pure Sound Nishishinjuku (in-store-event)
June 6(fri) Ikebukuro CYBER
June 16(mon) TSUTAYA O-WEST (Starwave Fest)
June 20(fri) Urawa Narsis
June 28(sat) Ikebukuro CYBER (guest)