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MoCali’s Mahiru Becomes First Idol Columnist for NEO Magazine

Mahiru Kurumizawa of Japanese idol group Moso Calibration (MoCali for short) has began writing a monthly column for British magazine NEO, the UK's longest running Asian entertainment publication. Mahiru is the first Japanese idol to become a columnist for NEO. She is fluent in English, and will...

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SPYAIR – MIDNIGHT: Out Now!

SPYAIR's latest single MIDNIGHT reveals a new side to the band, ahead of fifth album KINGDOM. The four-track release includes two new songs and their instrumental versions, with the title track being written for and used in Japanese TV drama Utsubokazura No Yume, based on the Naoki...

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LOVEBITES Reveal Debut Album: AWAKENING FROM ABYSS

Japanese power metal heroines LOVEBITES have revealed the title and release date of their debut full-length album, which features artwork from an illustrator who has worked with Helloween. Entitled AWAKENING FROM ABYSS, the album will be released in the UK and Europe on CD and digital formats...

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THE LOVEBITES EP – Out now!

“Wow, a Japanese girl band playing power metal! And doing a great job! A big thumbs up and metal horns!!” – Timo Kotipelto (STRATOVARIUS) “Amazing output by really talented girls who definitely have the potential to gain worldwide fame with music like this.” – Hansi Kürsch (BLIND...

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NoGoD maxi-single Arlequin – Out Now!

Japanese metal prophets NoGoD continue to spread the gospel of visual kei with latest single Arlequin, out today for digital download and streaming through JPU Records in the UK, Europe, USA and Canada. This offering contains five songs, demonstrating the band’s dynamic range within the metal...

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AMATSUKI’s Double A-sided 3rd Single Mr.Fake / TSUNAGERU: Out Now!

AMATSUKI’s third single Mr.Fake / TSUNAGERU is out now digitally through JPU Records. The double A-side release features five new songs, including three separate tie-ins with film, theatre and charity work, and is currently number five in Japan’s daily CD Singles chart. Opening track Mr.Fake is...

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Nearly 1000 CDs sold at HYPER JAPAN: Moso Calibration sell out

HYPER JAPAN Festival at London's Tobacco Dock last weekend saw JPU Records achieve record sales. The London based Japanese music specialists – who were among HYPER JAPAN's officials sponsors along with Kirin Ichiban, NHK World and Nintendo – managed to sell close to 1000 CDs...