An Interview with Wagakki Band
JRock247 sat down with Yuko Suzuhana (vocals), Machiya (guitar) and Ibukuro Kiyoshi (koto) of international sensation Wagakki Band to talk about instrumentation, lyrical influences and how their latest album came to be.
Lovebites Nominated at London Metal Awards
Power-metal quintet Lovebites have been nominated for Best New Band at London's annual Metal Hammer Golden God Awards. Go vote!
Wagakki Band Unveils New Music Video & Album
Wagakki Band has unveiled their 'Sasameyuki' music video, along with teasers from their upcoming fifth album, 'Otone.'
Band-Maid Goes 'Band-Maiko' for April Fool's
Band-Maid mixes shamisen with thrash guitar for this special April Fool's release—and the result is kinda awesome!
Band-Maid Plays for Keeps in 'Domination'
Band-Maid plays for keeps with the cutest metal board game ever in their music video for 'Domination.' Their second full-album release, 'World Domination,' is slated for Valentine’s Day 2018.
Crossfaith Goes 'Blade Runner' for Wipeout MV
Japanese hard rock band Crossfaith mixes equal parts 'Blade Runner' and 'TRON' in the music video for their new single, 'Wipeout.'
Lovebites Unleash 'Shadowmaker' MV
Japanese power metal heroines Lovebites have unleashed the ferocious first music video taken from their debut album 'Awakening from Abyss' ahead of its October 27, 2017 CD release in the UK and Europe.
How to Dominate the Bass, with F Chopper Koga
Want to learn some high-level slap-bass techniques? Rocker F Chopper Koga's best-selling series may be just the thing for you!
All-girl metal quintet Lovebites talk about how the band came together, their new EP, and their love of metal.
Fate Gear is Back, Bigger & Steampunkier
Fate Gear offers up thrash metal with steampunk aesthetic, expanding from a duo to an all-girl quintet.
Review: Vamps — Underworld
Vamps' fourth album, 'Underworld,' cuts the frills and packs a punch!
Head Phones President: 'Alive'
Featuring signature shredding and blazing-hot vocals, Head Phones President has released a fists-of-fury music video for 'Alive,' featured on their new album, Realize.
X Japan’s Yoshiki to Undergo Emergency Surgery
X Japan drummer Yoshiki's intense drumming style has left him with cervical foraminal stenosis and a herniated disc, requiring emergency cervical artificial disc replacement surgery in L.A. on May 16.
SpecialThanks — 'Umahashiru'
On the back of the release of their third full album, SpecialThanks takes us for a 'horse run' in their playful music video for 'Umahashiru.'
An Interview with BRATS
NekoPOP's David Cirone sits down with all-girl rock band BRATS to talk music, live performances and sisterhood.
Smileberry Best Album: 'Hayazumi Berrys'
Smileberry will release their first best-of album on May 10, 2017, titled 'Hayazumi Berrys.'
JRock247 sits down with Fuki, who is a member of no less than four bands at once—including Doll$boxx, Light Bringer and Unlucky Morpheus.
David Cirone Exist†trace Interview
JRock247's David Cirone catches up with Japanese all-female rock band Exist†trace to talk about their new EP's themes, the songwriting process, their sense of empowerment—and their English lyrics!
Band-Maid Wrecks the Party in Latest MV
'Don't You Tell Me' is the lead track off Band-Maid's new album, 'Just Bring It,' slated for release on January 11, 2017.
Babymetal Releases Live at Wembley Album
Babymetal is set to release the live CD of their concert at the SSE Arena, Wembley, on December 28—though U.K. fans can already get it as of December 9!