Monday, 29 December 2014

Band Feature: ICE ELEMENT

A band I stumbled across during the Red Bull Live On The Road contest last spring caught my eye. A new band, just formed by the vocalist, SYOGO in 2012. That band was ICE ELEMENT

Though young, they have already self-produced and released 1 single, 4 mini-albums and 1 full album, as well as a dvd of their Music Videos. The music video's themselves, are also produced by the band. Their desire to commit to their music evident by their consistency and growth. 

Eager to share their music, the band aims to keep their Lives frequent, as well as their activities online via their YouTube channel. Their music is also available by mail order via their OHP!

Meet the members and read the interview after the break!

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Band Feature: ICE ELEMENT Teaser!

Happy Holidays everyone!!! We hope you're having a great time with family, friends and food! But of course, what holiday would be complete without music? And so, we bring you our next band feature, ICE ELEMENT! Check out their comment video below and look forward to reading their article up Monday!

They've also just released a new PV Preview for their upcoming track アテナ. So check that after, and tell 'em Lixx sent ya!

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Stylish Wave COUNTDOWN '14-'15 on NICO NICO LIVE 12/31

If you're like me and not in Japan for New Years, here's the next best thing! Stylish Wave will be airing their year end count down through NICO NICO. You need to register to watch, but registration is free! Make sure you don't miss your favorites. The set times are below in JST!

[- Time Table -]

15:30-15:50 えんそく
16:05-16:25 黒百合と影
16:40-17:00 DuelJewel
17:15-17:35 LUCHe.
17:50-18:10 アルルカン
18:25-18:45 BORN
19:00-19:25 GIGAMOUS
19:40-20:05 Moran
20:20-20:45 RoNo☆Cro
21:00-21:25 the Raid.
21:40-22:05 Jin-Machine
22:20-22:45 Jupiter
23:05-23:30 GOTCHAROCKA
23:50-24:15 Lycaon(カウントダウン)

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Pre-Order: VYPER Japanese Music Magazine Vol. 003

Pre-Order for Volume 003 is now up!

VYPER music Japan and JapanFM are proud to announce that you can already pre-order the next issue of VYPER Japanese Music Magazine on the new website:

This issue is full colour, but there's also a surprise so read on!

Cover Artist

Also in this issue: 
Japan Touch
exist trace
Black Gene For The Next Scene

Back Cover Artist

A exclusive poster of SATSUKI during La Java !

56 colour pages. Release date: Jan 15/15. Price: 4€

Bonus poster 砂月 -Satsuki- !

Monday, 22 December 2014

The Weekly Quickie: My Bacteria Heat Island, Plastic Tree, ONE OK ROCK, AKi, DaizyStripper, REDRUM, FIXER, LUCHe.

We've got a lot of new releases announced this week, starting with My Bacteria Heat Island.  At their one man live at Takadanobaba AREA, they announced they will be releasing a new mini-album in April 2015.  No exact date or title as of yet, but we'll be sure to keep you posted.  They also announced their next one man taking place at AREA on July 20.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Infuzzion Episode 5: Airing December 20th!

Tune in this Saturday to catch our latest episode! 

This month we focus on Christmas! Take a walk down memory lane as we share with you some of our favorite Christmas moments. And of course, all the holiday jrock you can handle!

Don't worry, you'll still get your news and updates too!

So join us this Saturday, December 20th at 9pm (GMT -5). 
Tune in HERE!
And chat with us using the #jrockradio via twitter. 

We'll see you there!

Jrock Radio AWARDS - Re-Airing!

Did you miss it? Fear not, this Sunday it plays again! 

Tune in HERE! Check your air times below:

Buenos Aires (Argentina) 12:00
Santiago (Chile) 12:00
São Paulo (Brazil - São Paulo) 13:00
Bogota (Colombia) 10:00
Lima (Peru - Lima) 10:00
Caracas (Venezuela) 10:30
Mexico City (Mexico - Distrito Federal) 9:00
Madrid (España) 16:00
Asuncion (Paraguay) 12:00
Montevideo (Uruguay) 13:00
Los Angeles (U.S.A. - California) 7:00
New York (U.S.A. - New York) 10:00
Rome (Italy) 16:00
Toronto (Canada - Ontario) 10:00
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 13:00
Moscow (Russia) 18:00
Jakarta (Indonesia) 22:00
Tokyo (Japan) 0:00

Monday, 15 December 2014

The Weekly Quickie: Kamijo, VAMPS, ADAMS, D=OUT, Dir en grey, MICRO HEAD4NS

This week, it's all about the lives!  Starting with Kamijo who announced a world tour including two US dates in LA and New York.  The tour celebrates his 20th year making music and includes music from Versailles, Lareine, and New Sodmy as well as his solo work.  Keep an eye on his homepage for dates and ticketing information.

Review: liraizo - Himitsu Club

liraizo (リライゾ) (from left to right): Kili (Ex-AND), Yuuto (Ex-Screw), Yuki (Ex-Mix Speaker's Inc.), Touma (Ex-Circus), Suzune (Ex-AND)

A band of familiar faces from AND, Screw, Circus, and Mix Speaker's, Inc., liraizo (リライゾ) began activities September of this year. The band consists of Yuki (v), Kili (g), Touma (g), Yuuto (b), and Suzune (d). Himitsu Club is their first mini-album, a circulated and extended release of a live-only single under the same name and consists of six tracks. Being a fan of AND, I immediately jumped on the opportunity to pre-order the mini-album so I could listen to the full tracks as soon as possible.

Cover for Himitsu Club (Circulated Edition)

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Fashion Fraction: Taka's Product Recommendation

Hello fellow Lixx readers!
Welcome to the Fashion Fraction's Product Recommendation~
Today I will share with you some of my favourite products I use for skin and hair care. Later I shall talk about my favourite makeup and hair styling products but, before you can get into any of that, you need to take care of the base.


Organix Shampoo + Conditioner
Organix brand shampoo and conditioner are wonderful and I've been using them for years. They have numerous types of shampoos/conditioners for whatever state your hair is at. For instance, currently I am using the Biotin & Collagen mix for thicker and fuller hair (as it states on the bottle). I have naturally thin hair and, in order for me to achieve those voluminous Visual Kei hair styles, I need to pump up my strands. I have also used their Awapuhi Ginger for repairing my hair after extensive bleach treatments and their Coconut Milk to nourish my hair- using it in between the Awapuhi Ginger. If you use the same shampoo/conditioner for too long, you can give too much of a good thing to your hair. You need to regular change it up- maybe between 2 or 3 different kinds. Organix is the perfect brand to do that with.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Double Discounts For Christmas At YesStyle!!

Now Available From YesAsia!

SAMMYdress: Check Out The Latest Discounts Of The Season!

Massive Christmas Sale: UP to 50% OFF for Perfect Gifts!

Winter Boots: UP to 55% OFF for Warm and Chic Look!

Press Release: LiSA Releases SAO ED Single "SHIRUSHI"‏

LiSA delivers another Sword Art Online collaboration single!

LiSA has released her 7th single “SHIRUSHI” worldwide!

The lead track “SHIRUSHI” is featured as the ending theme song for the popular TV anime series, Sword Art Online II Mother’s Rosario arc, which is currently airing. 

The second song was also used as the ending theme song for Sword Art Online II’s , Calibur Arc, titled “No More Time Machine”.

To top it off, LiSA’s mega hit single, “crossing field” ”, which was featured as the opening theme song in the first season of Sword Art Online (Aincrad arc), has been specially produced with English lyrics.

The original “crossing field” song has continued to be a best seller, with a total of 340,000 downloads worldwide!

This is highly anticipated single boasts three incredible tracks, creating another LiSA x Sword Art Online collaboration that fans have been waiting for! 

“SHIRUSHI” Track listing 
01. SHIRUSHI (Sword Art Online II Mother's Rosario ED)
02. No More Time Machine (Sword Art Online II Calibur Arc ED)
03. crossing field -English ver.-

【LiSA Official Website】

【LiSA Official English Website】

Monday, 8 December 2014

The Weekly Quickie: Black Gene for the Next Scene, D=OUT, SuG, L'arc en Ciel, BABYMETAL, Hybrids, Dangercrue Records

Bad news for fans of BFN.  Drummer Sala has announced he will be departing the band and retiring from music after their tour final at Ebisu LIQUIDROOM on January 4.  In his official statement on their ohp, he states that he feels he is not able to be the drummer he wants to be for BFN and so has decided to step down.

Sunday, 7 December 2014


Don't miss SATSUKI LIVE on!!

Tune in Monday, December 8th at 8:30pm in UTC+01 and be sure to get your questions in either through their forum or post on the Facebook event page here!

Up to 90% OFF! CDJapan Clearance Sale!

CDJapan is offering big discounts on stocked CD, DVD/BD, Books, Collectibles, Apparels, and more until December 17, 2014 11:59:59PM (Japan Standard Time UTC+9). The quantity of eligible items are limited, so hurry to place your order!

New Sailor Moon Items at!

Are you a Sailor Moon fan? Me too! And I'm loving the new version by Toei Animation. Our friends over at J-List are having a sale, and they've stocked their warehouse FULL of items ready to ship to you! But it's not just Sailor Moon, they have everything! So be sure to go check them out and take advantage of their EMS deal as well - get everything in time for Christmas!

J-List is shipping out hundreds of packages daily, including tons of Sailor Moon, Sword Art Online, Pokemon, and Fuku-bukuro products. In addition to our popular EMS Cash Back sale, which gives you up to $50 back when ordering from the site using EMS, we're happy to offer free shipping on all J-List anime and kanji T-shirts and shrinkwrapped visual novels shipping from San Diego, all month long!

J-List is currently helping our customers get orders from Japan in time for Christmas with our awesome EMS Cash Back Sale, which gives you $20 back as a use-anytime store credit for EMS orders of $100 or more, or asugoi $50 back for orders of $200 or more, when you order using EMS. EMS is the super-fast, super-reliable shipping method that will zip products to your door from Japan in only a few days, will tracking and insurance the whole way. But now we've got another great deal: through the end of December, get free shipping on all J-List T-shirts and shrinkwrapped "H" games shipping out of San Diego! Think of all the awesome stuff you can pick up!

Anime North Update

The Anime North Registration page at will be updated soon, but there is already some information that is available for AN 2015. As with last, the same attendance cap is in place and pre-reg will open on January 2nd.

There will be a change in pricing for Anime North 2015. For the first 5000 Weekend/Group admissions, the price will be $50 for individual and $45 for group, each. For the remaining 10,000 Weekend/Group admissions, the price will be $60 for individual and $55 for group, each. The difference from last year is that the price will increase after a set number of admissions are sold instead of at a specific date.


The Momiji Award Brunch has been cancelled for Anime North 2015. We apologize to all congoers who have enjoyed this event during past years.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

EVENT: Livestream with LIN ~the end of corruption world~ at XENON

XENON Fashion and Music Shop will be continuing their livestream series with LIN ~end of corruption world~.  Fans will be able to ask questions and interact with the band through Skype.  The event takes place on December 13 from 8-9pm and is completely free, so make sure to head down to Little Tokyo to chat with the band!

Xenon -Japanesque Rock + Shibuya Style-
319 E 2nd St. #119 Los Angeles, CA 90012
Located inside Little Tokyo Mall
Event Page

DJ Meirlin
Ryo(ex.LF-laissez faire-)

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Press Release: SCANDAL Releases Their Latest Album, “HELLO WORLD”‏

As previously announced, the girls rock band, SCANDAL will be on their world tour starting next year visiting the U.S., U.K. France, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Although this will be their first ever world tour appropriately named SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015 “HELLO WORLD”, the girls are anticipating over 70,000 fans along the way.

Today they release their latest album, “HELLO WORLD”, with the same title as their soon to be historical world tour! Kicking off this amazing album is the upbeat new single “Image”, which was written and composed by MAMI. With superstar producers Seiji Kameda and Tetsuya Komuro having a hand in this project, the album is without a doubt going to be a BIG hit with the fans!

Since their debut, their previous five albums have all ranked in the top 5 of the Oricon Charts in Japan and with “HELLO WORLD", the girls take another step forward releasing this promising new album!

Hello World - SCANDAL - (Canadian purchase link)
Hello World - SCANDAL - (USA purchase link)


Track listing

1. Image
2. Your song
3. love in action
4. Departure
5. Graduation
6. Yoake No Ryuseigun
7. Onegai Navigation
8. Runners high
9. Honn Wo Yomu
10. Can Beer
11. Winter story
12. Oyasumi
13. Place of life(feat. Tetsuya Komuro)

Official website




Blog (Japanese only)

Monday, 1 December 2014

The Weekly Quickie: BIOSPHIA, ViViD, CELL, Vent Croix, Minori, Tokami

 I hate to say it, but I've got a whole bunch of bad news for you this week.  To start things off, the disbandment of BIOSPHIA.  The band released a brief statement on Tuesday announcing that they will disband following their one-man live on April 2 at Osaka MUSE.  No official member comments as of yet, just a few apologetic and very disappointed tweets.  Their latest single, Suicidal Diva, coincidentally released the same day as the announcement and there don't appear to be plans for any further releases.