All About Japan

Band-Maid: 'New Beginning' Ready to Thrash

After building a frothing online fan-base with their guitar-heavy tracks, Band-Maid are finally releasing their nine-track full album.

An Interview with Band-Maid

Since the launch of their music video 'Thrill' in late 2014, Band-Maid have been turning heads with their heavy sound and the inevitable reaction, 'Are these cute girls really playing?'

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.

'Brand New MAID' Delivers a Knockout Punch

Band-Maid's latest album crushes any protests that the girls' cute persona disqualifies them from the 'real rock' club.

4 Ways to J-Rock the Temple (Or Shrine)

It seems every Japanese hard-rock band trying to get traction abroad is reaching to shrine and temple iconography to establish their Japanese cred—and it's working!

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.

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 Announce New Album for May 2016

Japanese all-girl rock group Band-Maid have announced their upcoming album Brand New Maid, set for release on May 18, 2016.

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