Thursday, 30 April 2015

PHOTO GALLARY: VAMPS Live at Welcome to Rockville

Have you enjoyed our coverage so far?  Want to see more shots of the action?  Head over to our Facebook page and check out the album featuring tons of photos you won't see anywhere else.  And, while you're at it, hit that Like button so you don't miss part two!

Check out all our photos from VAMPS Universal International / Delicious Deli Records at Welcome To Rockville!!Part 1...

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

LIVE REPORT: VAMPS @ Welcome to Rockville

The Welcome to Rockville experience was, as you may have already heard, full of ups and downs. Day one was fraught with inclement weather which saw the entire crowd of almost 70,000 people evacuated no less than twice. Everyone was ordered to either go back to their cars or huddle with the masses under a nearby overpass until the storm cleared. Chants of “rain or shine” could be heard throughout the crowd as social media blew up with complaints tagged #WelcometoRainville from people desperate to see their favorite bands and even demanding refunds. I personally experienced only the later of the two evacuations and, honestly, it was a bit frightening. Between the angry people and the ominous black clouds looming overhead, there were moments where I feared for our safety; but after about an hour, the storm passed and we were allowed back into the park which was, by now, more like a mud pit. The storm had whole areas washed out and moving from one part to the next required waders.

Monday, 20 April 2015

The Weekly Quickie: Sadie, sads, BABYMETAL, moumoon, Tsukasa, Yousei Teikoku, DADAROMA, Shonen Knife

It's Monday, which means it's Quickie time!  What do you want first, the good news or the bad news?  Let's go with the bad news and get it out of the way, shall we?

This one's a real bummer.  Sadie has announced they will be going on hiatus following their live at Zepp Tokyo on September 21.  They have one last release and a tour before they go.  Voyage releases on May 27 and their tour, Never Ending Voyage -we never say good bye-, starts June 6 and will run through July 28. 

Friday, 17 April 2015

Infuzzion Episode 9: Airing April 18th!

The concert season is in full swing, and this year promises to be kick-ass!! J-Rock is everywhere, just check our calendar ;) We better see you out there!

For our 9th episode we take a look at our favorite lives from the past, gearing us up for another year of loud, chaotic memories - and we wouldn't have it any other way!

So join us, Saturday, April 18th, 9-11PM EST (GMT - 4)
Yes, that's tomorrow, so don't be late!!
Tune in HERE!

And as always, chat with us on twitter during the broadcast using #jrockradio!

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Review: Nightmare - blur

Hello everyone- Taka here with another review on Project: Lixx!

I'm majorly excited to bring this to you because it's on a release from a very special band for me. Nightmare was my first ever Japanese rock experience when I was 13. It started with Alumina, then exploded to me finding as much of their discography as was available at that time on YouTube (which also lead to "recommended artists" and me finding all of the favourites I hold dear today).

On January 7, Nightmare released their 24th single [blur], about 2 and a half months before their most recent album, [Carpe Diem] (released March 25). I have yet to get my hands on Carpe Diem but the title track of this single does appear again on it.
The three tracks for this single are:

1. blur
2. Buddies
3. Such A Nonsense System

It's been awhile since I listened to a full new single from Nightmare. I admittedly haven't been keeping up with them in the past 3 years, but I'm always open and excited to jump back into this band's amazing music to see how they're doing. Without further adieu, my review on each track of this single!

Monday, 13 April 2015


It's another week, which means another quickie.  I've got some exciting stuff for you.

BREAKERZ announced their comeback not too long ago, and to sweeten the deal, they've made their comeback live completely free!  The live will take place on May 20 to coincide with their comeback single release, WE GO, but venue and further details have not yet been announced.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Vote for Spacetime and Streams on Red Bull Live on the Road

Our friends, Spacetime and Streams have once again put themselves in the running for Red Bull Live on the Road, a contest that has the potential to launch their careers.  Listeners vote for their favorite bands and the top 15 get the chance to participate in a showcase show.  From there, the field gets narrowed down further over the coarse of a series of club shows until one is declared the winner.  The victor will play on the big stage at Club Citta and will get to record their next album at Red Bull Studios.

The winner is determined by their Buzz Rating.  The Buzz Rating is a combination of votes, page views, likes and tweets, so make sure to spread the word.  We love them and I'm sure you will, too.  Every click counts!

Friday, 10 April 2015

PRESS RELEASE: Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville Band Performance Times Announced

Band performance times were released today for the fifth annual Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, April 25 & 26 at Jacksonville, Florida's scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River. The powerful rock lineup includes Slipknot, Korn, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Ministry, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, Of Mice & Men and many more.

General Admission and VIP tickets for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville are on sale now at, with limited quantities available. A limited number of tickets are also available at select MetroPCS and Firehouse Subs locations with no service fees. A very limited number of Aloft hotel packages can still be purchased at All other hotel packages are sold out.

Performance times for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville are as follows (subject to change):

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Pre-Order: VYPER Japanese Music Magazine Special Edition 001!

Our friends over at VYPER just got back from living it up (musically) in Japan - and they're releasing a special edition to tell us all about it! Check out all their coverage in VYPER Japanese Music Hors Série 001!  Details below.

- RYOJI GYZE (Vo. & Gt. of Gyze)

- G.L.A.M.S with Mikaru and Syu
- Starwave Records Events with Misaruka official, Tokami & Livert
- The Turquoise
- Black Masquerade
- Rachel Mother Goose
- Rabbits Foot

This issue is 58 pages and a steal at 5.50€. Out May 15th. Shipping available world-wide!! Pre-order it HERE!

Monday, 6 April 2015

The Weekly Quickie: LUNA SEA, AN CAFE, ViViD, Yoshiki, Oneness, REALies, Acid Black Cherry, CELL

Spring is here and summer is rapidly approaching which means SUMMER FESTIVALS!  Visual kei veterans, LUNA SEA, have announced they will be taking part in their very own festival, Lunatic Fest, June 27-28 at Makuhari Messe.  No other acts have been announced as of yet, but you know it's going to be great.  Planning a summer vacation in Japan and want to attend?  No problem!  Tickets are available for purchase from overseas through their special ticketing system until April 20.