jrock

New JRock Band Emerges

Meet UROBOROS, also known as Ouroboro from the Greek “ουροβóρος” it’s a symbol showing a snake eating his own tail creating with his own body a circular shape. The Uroboros symbolizes the eternal cycle of things, also the eternal effort, the eternal struggle of the [...Read More]

July 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

In The Mood For A “Virgin?”

No sexual inquisition implied, just simply referring to exist†trace‘s upcoming album. “Virgin” will be the band’s first major label release since their debut to the Jrock scene in not-sure-when, and I know their avid followers are very much elated about this news. Too bad [...Read More]

April 21, 2012 // 1 Comment

[Review] the GazettE’s “Toxic”

The GazettE’s new album is sounding like a revamped version of their previous “DIM.” And in case you’re wondering, it’s definitely “Toxic”; like a ballistic reaction from mixing explosive poisonous venom with acid. It’s like their old school style of hard-hitting, heavy metal [...Read More]

October 8, 2011 // 3 Comments

Kalafina’s “Symphonia”

I first learned about this dazzling trio’s music on YouTube some time ago. Their harmony is quite admirable; I like how they compliment each other’s voice so beautifully. Kalafina has released their third album “After Eden“, which includes dramatic and theatrical musical [...Read More]

September 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

SOD Up!

  Song of the Day! presented by Kai’s playlist   I listened to one particular song more than any other on this day. I’ve yet to grasp a clear understand of the words, yet every line reaches the core of my soul. There’s so much raw emotion and passion filled in the singer’s [...Read More]

September 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

“Love is Ecstasy” for Mika Nakashima

Jrock beauty Mika Nakashima has unveiled the music video for her upcoming single “Love is Ecstacy.” The heavy hitting track will be the theme song for the movie “Unfair the Answer“. The song’s inspiration comes from the lead actress’ character, which is about a [...Read More]

August 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

Olivia Lufkin is Jrock’s treasure

Olivia Lufkin, or OLIVIA, is a Japanese rock singer-songwriter. She is best known for her musical work on the popular anime series “NANA”, as well as for her artistic creations. Olivia first made her debut as one third of the pop group D&D. And in 1998, she dropped out of the group to [...Read More]

August 18, 2011 // 1 Comment

[Review] DIR EN GREY’S “Dum Spiro Spero”

DIR EN GREY has always projected sorrow, pain, and aggression in their music. A theme they’ve carried right throughout the band’s lifetime. What I like about them is their ability to transition but remaining true to their original concept. The band’s 8th studio album “Dum Spiro Spero”, [...Read More]

August 11, 2011 // 0 Comments

The emerging musical depth of GARNET CROW

    In 1999, four individuals possessing their own unique talent collaborated on a demo tape for singer Mai Kuraki. They soon came to the realization that they work well together and decided to form a band of their own. It was then that Yuri Nakamura, Hitoshi Okamoto, Nana Azuki, and Hirohito [...Read More]

July 8, 2011 // 3 Comments

Spotlight – the GazettE

Aoi, Reita, Ruki, Uruha, and Kai are ‘the GazettE‘, a talented Japanese visual kei/rock band making music that can move the hearts of many without the understanding of their lyrics. the GazettE has been in the entertainment industry since 2002; they have released 19 singles, 4 [...Read More]

November 28, 2010 // 0 Comments