All About Japan

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.'

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.

Review: Vamps — Underworld

Vamps' fourth album, 'Underworld,' cuts the frills and packs a punch!

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!

'Fake' 3-D Brings FEMM Closer to Real

Japanese dance/pop mannequins FEMM have released a 'fake 3-D' music video for 'Do It Again feat. LIZ.'

One Third of Ladybaby Back in Brats

Featuring Rei Kuromiya, formerly of Ladybaby, Japanese rock band Brats have released their new music video, 'Nounai Shoukyo Game,' the theme song from the upcoming film 'Slaveman.'

Smileberry Best Album: 'Hayazumi Berrys'

Smileberry will release their first best-of album on May 10, 2017, titled 'Hayazumi Berrys.'

Interview: Fuki

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.

An Interview with BRATS

NekoPOP's David Cirone sits down with all-girl rock band BRATS to talk music, live performances and sisterhood.

FAMM’IN Discovers its 'Animus'

The female rap crew FAMM’IN, formed by FAKY, FEMM and Yup’in, has released its new song, 'Animus.'

Interview: Lovebites

All-girl metal quintet Lovebites talk about how the band came together, their new EP, and their love of metal.

36 Kisses, 9 Boys, 1 Great Music Video

This Japanese boy band is taking the internet by storm with their infamous 'Shadow Kiss' music video, featuring all nine of the members giving each other smooches.

Robot Restaurant Serving up Epic Entertainment

Travel blogger Annette White has circled the globe countless times in search of adventure and great food, and Japan definitely provided both. However, one special experience in particular was the night she spent at the one-of-a-kind Robot Restaurant!

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!

Japan's Top Music Festivals

Summer is upon us, and that means one thing—the country is rocking with a wide variety of awesome music festivals!

25 Snowy Visual Kei Songs

In need of a cool playlist to keep your visual kei spirit warm this winter? Look no further! We've got 25 snow-themed visual kei songs that are sure to warm your heart!

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.

Theme Songs from 'Your Name'—in English!

Still can't get over Shinkai Makoto's 'Your Name'? Neither can we! That's why we're excited to hear that Radwimps, the equally successful rock band behind its soundtrack, has released a short clip previewing four tracks from the movie—all in English!

Meet Amina—Japan’s First African-American Idol

Cute as a button, this girl’s winning fans all over the world, from her home country of the United States to Japan.

Fate Gear is Back, Bigger & Steampunkier

Fate Gear offers up thrash metal with steampunk aesthetic, expanding from a duo to an all-girl quintet.

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