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Interview with THE MICRO HEAD 4N'S

10/08/2021 2021-08-10 08:00:00 JaME Author: Jasy Translator: Sophie

Interview with THE MICRO HEAD 4N'S

With their 10th anniversary fast approaching, JaME took the chance to ask the members of visual rock band THE MICRO HEAD 4N'S about their past, present and future.


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Formed on August 24th, 2011, visual rock band THE MICRO HEAD 4N'S will celebrate their 10th anniversary soon. Over the years, the band has played countless lives in Japan, but also some shows abroad. However, their nearly decade-long career has also brought some line-up changes.

Together with DASEIN vocalist Ricky they experienced the first chapter of the band. During this period they embarked on their first European tour and released some singles and the albums A BEGINNING FROM THE END. (2012) and -REVERBERATIONS- (2013), before he decided to leave the band in 2015.

He was followed by ex-A vocalist Nimo. With Nimo, THE MICRO HEAD 4N'S toured around Japan and Asia, released even more singles, including SCANDALOUS (2016), their first mini-album Hoshizora ni kakeru koe (2016), as well as the album Hyakuoku no mirai to tatta hitotsu no ima -INFINITE∞FUTURE- (2017). However, in 2019, Nimo left the band as well. The band released its first best-of album, BEST ALBUM 2015〜2018 〜THANK YOU FOR MYCLONE〜, the same year, before their second chapter came to an end.

The search for a new vocalist didn't take long, and THE MICRO HEAD 4N'S revealed that they had recruited former iNSOMNiA frontman AMENO in May 2019. A few more releases, including their latest album THE UNFINISHED STORY (2021), and shows around Japan followed. Unfortunately, AMENO took his leave in May 2021 and ended the third chapter in the band's history.

The band is currently looking for a new vocalist, but they also launched some new projects. Recently, JaME had the chance to ask THE MICRO HEAD 4N'S about their past, but also their upcoming 10th anniversary, latest releases and new projects.

Since it's been a while since our last interview, could you please introduce yourselves again?

kazuya: I am the composer and guitarist, kazuya.

SHUN.: I am the guitarist, SHUN.

ZERO: I’m the bassist, ZERO.

TSUKASA: And I’m the drummer, TSUKASA.

2020 became a challenging year in various ways. When you look back on last year, what experiences did you take away from it?

kazuya: I feel like the whole time passed really quickly. Whilst we were looking into what we were able to do as a band (e.g. livestreams), we planned to meet all the challenges optimistically.

SHUN.: It feels like an awful lot of things changed. Particularly things like ‘how will we hold concerts’ gave rise to a lot of consideration. Saying that, it’s not like the birth of concert livestreams is a negative thing.

ZERO: Everything that was par for the course became NOT par for the course, and, our thoughts aside, we had no choice in what became the norm. Because of that, even the internal conditions of being in a band started to change in 2020, and it was a pretty hard year.

TSUKASA: Because we spent a lot of time at home, I learned a lot. Things unrelated to me, like making videos and streaming; and as a band, we learned about talk livestreams and concert livestreams that were becoming more mainstream. We had to learn those things so that we weren’t behind the times.

How did your MYCLONES give you strength during the past months?

kazuya: When we thought that living was going to become difficult during the corona catastrophe, they supported us by buying our goods, and loads of MYCLONES watched our concert livestreams, so I’m really grateful to them.

SHUN.: The MYCLONES watched our livestreams for us and they helped us out by supporting us in many ways. Thank you.

ZERO: Everything that had boosted us up in venues had completely disappeared. People couldn’t come to see us at the venue, and, even if they could come to the concerts, there were restrictions in place, so it was really quiet. Despite all that, the fact that people still supported us in the same way without changing their minds really lent us strength.

TSUKASA: I think that they understood that it was probably difficult for us, and other bands as well, so they spent money on our goods and livestreams, tipped us during streams, and generally helped us out a lot. Thank you so much.

In the past year you were forced to change from regular concerts to no-audience lives. Was there anything challenging about making this transition? What other problems did you overcome?

kazuya: I was personally happy that I quickly realised that livestream concerts and normal concerts are two totally different things. SHUN. and ZERO persevered really hard with the filming side of things, so it became a different type of entertainment to the usual thing, and that was personally very fun for me.

SHUN.: Actually, I’m still not used to concerts without fans being present, even now. That’s because I think that first and foremost concerts mean people being present. So, really, I can’t see concerts with no people as anything but a different thing altogether. However, I do think that being able to take video of the concerts brings forth a totally new way of viewing.

ZERO: Having no people present was a problem. So was the fact that I’m camera shy. Although, having no choice but to be on camera means that I’m now slightly less camera shy. Just having a camera to perform to means that there is no reaction to what you’re doing, and it’s ironically thanks to this era that we’ve been able to come up with that method of staging and keep on going.

TSUKASA: Being able to enjoy concerts live with fans really is the best, but streamed concerts also have their good points. Personally, you can see the complex drumming, or bits that you usually wouldn't be able to see live, with video concerts so, as a drummer, that makes me pretty happy. Saying that, the excitement of fans at live concerts is really important. Being able to freely record concerts has also been great. Even if I watch it myself, I think "Wow! We look so cool!" (laughs) That’s been the fruits of SHUN. and ZERO’s labour.

Since late March 2021, you were able to perform in front of live audiences again. How did it feel to be back to playing with in-person audiences? Did it feel like anything had changed from before the pandemic?

kazuya: Simply put, it makes me happy that people come and see us in the flesh whenever they want. I’ve repeatedly thought that I wanted to treasure the people around us.

SHUN.: I thought I was going to cry when we did our first live concert after a long time. We’re not doing as many concerts as we did before, but I think it’s slowly returning to normal.

ZERO: It was such a happy time. Even though there were restrictions in place, it was so important to me that people were there for us. On the other hand, there were risks in people coming to the venue for us, so when we were on stage we were always worried about the people who had come to see us. That was a weird new feeling.

TSUKASA: "This is it!!" is what I thought. We still couldn’t let people call out and raise their voices for us but, the fact that we could be in the same space and have fun together made me very thankful.

Your most recent live shows were also streamed online. Do you think you might keep offering this combination of a live show with an in-person audience and a simultaneous online live stream for future events as well? If so, what advantages do you see in doing that?

kazuya: Other than the corona catastrophe, we realised that there were a lot of people that couldn’t usually come and see us at concerts. That includes people who live abroad. We want to give the choice of livestreams to people, as we want to appreciate our MYCLONES. I think it’s a good thing that we’ve been able to create a new source of entertainment through both streams and videos. Right now, we want to pursue the good points of livestreams.

SHUN.: People who can’t come to the venues can see our concerts through livestreams, and we’ve recently mixed different videos together so that people can see the venue and this, in itself, is a slightly different and new approach that we can show people.

ZERO: There are people that only come to concerts, and people that only watch livestreams, and there are people that will do both. I think that most people want to come and see us at concerts, if they can. Even before, to people who wanted to come see us but couldn’t, livestreams were surely a new way of interacting with us. You can also call your friends and watch the stream together in your homes, and I think that way we will be able to get new types of fans. Other than that, if a community is formed and able to grow, however far away you are, we will be able to come to you.

TSUKASA: The best part of a concert is sharing the same space, but I think that livestreams are necessary for people that cannot attend. I don't know how things will turn out, but I don’t know if we can say the same after corona is gone. I think we’ll have to reconsider once that time rolls around, but if there are still people that enjoy livestreams, then I want to continue with them.

kazuya, sadly, another member left the band recently. However, you decided to continue on and look for another singer. What are your thoughts on this – especially in the light of your statement that THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S will be your last band?

kazuya: It was the natural thing to do, since we had chosen to protect the band over everything, even after people have left. I’ll be happy if anyone new has the willpower and gets to know us.

Recently, you posted a recruitment request for a new vocalist. Do you have a particular type in mind? What requirements does your new band member need to meet?

kazuya: Personally, I think that someone who takes music and songs seriously, and someone who treasures the other members, staff and fans would be good.

SHUN.: Someone who goes full force into music and who will face everything together with the members and staff.

ZERO: Someone who will fight together with us, in all sorts of meanings.

TSUKASA: Someone who understands bands would be good.

There are just a few weeks left until your 10th anniversary. How do you feel when thinking about this milestone for THE MICRO HEAD 4N'S?

kazuya: I think that this is thanks to our MYCLONES. And, personally, I think it’s thanks to the three other members, SHUN., ZERO and TSUKASA. Plus, I'm grateful to the vocalists from every era of the band. I'm so happy that we’ve been able to reach 10 years together as a band, whatever the form.

SHUN.: We say it a lot during concert MCs, but concerts are made by the fans, staff and members, as well as making the band itself.

ZERO: It’s easier to continue, I think. It’s also just as easy to give up. I want to live a life where I don’t choose the option of running away if there are other options available to me.

TSUKASA: It’s thanks to our MYCLONES and the people who support us. My heart is full of thanks. Thank you.

Are there any particular moments or events that have stuck in your mind in the past decade? Could you share some of your favourite memories from your career?

kazuya: At our first concert, I had said to everyone "Let’s all meet in the middle for the guitar solo", and no one joined me. (laughs) Also, for our EU tour, we had a couple of problems like completing the contract last-minute, and didn’t know if we would be able to perform, so it was full of uncertainty. (laughs) It was lonely eating a packed lunch on tour, so we would buy loads of food and share it together in a lavish lunch, and I also remember drinking too much on the ferries… (laughs) All of them are important memories.

SHUN.: The nerves that I felt before the first time we went on stage were relentless. (laughs) Also, our European tour was really fun. We didn't have many free days, but even travelling around for the concerts was fun. Other than that, our Sendai concert. It was too hot, and for the first time ever, I fainted during a concert. Even so, I remember the concert being really fun.

ZERO: There have been loads of fun things. However, I also remember the first time in my musical career that I thought "I don’t want to go on stage". It was the VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 at Makuhari Messe held on October 16th, 2016. My knees were swollen and I couldn’t walk. It was a total nightmare.

TSUKASA: Our first stage for our first concert. The European tour. The computer troubles we had at our last concert for our first era. Travelling with our MYCLONES. Streaming our meals and hotel before the tour. Getting too drunk on the ferries. Taking videos during the tour and making an MV. There are so many, I can’t choose.

What else do you want to achieve with THE MICRO HEAD 4N'S from now on?

kazuya: We made our ALL TIME BEST, and I thought that we simply had great songs and a great band. Therefore, my current target is to do loads of our best songs in our fourth era once we come back full force.

SHUN.: Since it seems like our third era is over and our activities have ended, I am trying a lot of new projects! And I want our fourth era to start up quickly!

ZERO: The closest goal in reach is the complete revival of THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S. Personally, since we’ve been able to express ourselves in many ways over the past 10 years, I want us to be able to evolve deeper and wider than before.

TSUKASA: Personally, I have no intention of quitting music, and it’s thanks to kazuya, SHUN. and ZERO that I’m alive, so provided that they don’t quit, I won’t quit. And I can’t forget my gratitude to our MYCLONES. Therefore, I want to build our fourth era.

Your MYCLONES were able to vote for their favourite songs for your upcoming best-of album until June 30th. Were you surprised by the results? Did any particular release receive the highest number of votes, or were they distributed fairly evenly?

kazuya: Rather than thinking about the order of the results, I was happy that everyone was treasuring the songs that we had made at home and turned into band songs with all our hearts. I'm thankful to all the MYCLONES that participated and to ZERO, who thought up this plan.

SHUN.: I was so happy that I was able to understand just how much our MYCLONES love our songs. Personally, there were a lot of songs chosen that I was not expecting, so I was pretty surprised.

ZERO: There were songs in the results that I expected to be there, and songs that I didn't expect. It was an album we all made together, so it’s a really important CD to me. Well, two CDs.

TSUKASA: I was surprised at how many melodious and pop songs were chosen. I really am going to have to practice the calmer drumming that I'm bad at. (laughs)

During your YouTube event on June 20th, you announced two new projects: “Still Night” and “OFIAM”. Could you please tell us more about these projects?

kazuya: Still Night is the acoustic sound of THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S melodies over the past 10 years done with violins and piano. It’s a very gentle project. OFIAM is different to Still Night in the fact that it’s a more aggressive group. Each member has a song, and there are samples of vocals in use, plus instrumentals, and it's also an experimental group with no role models.

SHUN.: I think that Still Night is an acoustic and very grown-up version of THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S. OFIAM has music, of course, but also has a lot of power pumped into its videos.

ZERO: In all outwards appearances, they are stillness and motion. But, inside, I kind of think that both have motion, flow and change. I think that it should be stillness in the end.

TSUKASA: I think you could say that Still Night is a powered up version of all the acoustic concerts we’ve done to date. It’s a quiet version of THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S with two faces. This is a big challenge for me. I’m really bad at drumming gently and quietly. I’m serving in a support role for OFIAM.

Your next lives are THE MICRO HEAD 4N'S Still Night~ZERO BIRTHDAY EVENT and THE MICRO HEAD 4N'S 10th Anniversary "THE MICRO HEAD 4N'S vs OFIAM". Can you please tell us a bit about what fans can expect from these concerts?

kazuya: I think the breadth of time that this concert covers, the past and the future, is really interesting. Also, three guest vocalists are taking time from their busy schedules to perform with us, so I'm really looking forward to that kind of session band, particularly as a musician. Other than that, we plan on showing our individuality with OFIAM, so I’m also excited about that.

SHUN.: In regards to August 21st, I want people to be able to enjoy something different from the usual, and that’s exciting in itself. (laughs) Since it’s our 10th anniversary, it feels like a bit of a festival. (laughs) As for July 30th, it’s ZERO’s birthday so we’re going to be able to celebrate it all together.

ZERO: It’s not THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S at all, but I want everyone to go into the future with new dreams.

TSUKASA: I think both need to be enjoyed as a festival!! Let’s make loads of awesome memories together!

ZERO, you recently designed new logos for THE MICRO HEAD 4N'S and OFIAM. What can you tell us about these designs?

ZERO: For Still Night, I was imagining something elegant? For OFIAM, I wanted to show movement through the logo! If you join the movement lines of the logo together you get "MH4". If you read the name of the band backwards, you get "MAIFO" (the abbreviation of THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S), so I thought about that connection.

Apart from your upcoming shows, best-of album and live DVD, what else do you have planned for the near future?

kazuya: We want to release music as OFIAM within this year.

SHUN.: Yep. Since it’s a project we’ve put a lot of effort into, we want to release something in some form or another.

ZERO: Let’s do it!

TSUKASA: I want us to think of something together.

Let’s close our interview with an off-topic question: The UEFA European championship is being held in various countries across Europe. ZERO, since you're a soccer fan: Who do you think will make it to the final? And do the other members follow the European Football Championship as well?

ZERO: Personally, I want Spain to give it their best.

Please leave a message for our readers.

kazuya: THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S is a band that has really made you all worry. We want to be able to convey our determination to not quit to everyone through our music. We’re also starting two new projects - Still Night and OFIAM. They’ll both be beneficial to MAIFO, so we’re going to seriously try our best. I’m so happy that our MYCLONES are able to enjoy our story as entertainment together with us. Thank you always for supporting us.

SHUN.: I’m praying for the day we can return to jumping and shouting at concerts like we used to. I’m really grateful to those who are supporting us even though there is currently no band or vocalist. We’ll continue to try our best, so please think kindly of us!

ZERO: There are times in life where we are hit by misfortune, but there is value in that. It’s not just us, but everyone at the moment is unable to try certain things. From now on, will we be content with our previous lives? We’re going to try our hardest to obtain the best outcome for everyone, with everyone.

TSUKASA: So much has happened, but we are moving forwards. To do that, everyone’s support is definitely necessary. We are going to make music that can give you power, and that will make you happy, so please encourage us! First off, we’re going to head towards our fourth era, so let’s have fun and go on together!!

JaME would like to thank THE MICRO HEAD 4N'S for making time for this interview.

The band's upcoming concert THE MICRO HEAD 4N'S 10th Anniversary "THE MICRO HEAD 4N'S vs OFIAM", which will feature the band's former frontman Ricky, defspiral's TAKA and Rei Kamiya of Strawberry Under World as guest vocalists, is scheduled to take place on August 21st, and it will be live streamed worldwide. Fans from overseas can purchase tickets to watch the event here.

For an introduction to each of the band's previous eras, fans can watch the music videos for HELLO MY CLONE (with Ricky), Gingatetsudou no yoru ~STARDUST EXPRESS~ (with Nimo) and REBIRTH -the 3rd form- (with AMENO) below.



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SUGIZO's psychedelic jam band SHAG will be holding its first live streaming concert on May 20th.

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New Single and Live Release from KAMIJO

KAMIJO has announced the release of a new single and a live Blu-ray & DVD for July 14th.

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Akihito Okano Reveals Music Video for "Shaft of Light"

Akihito Okano of Porno Graffitti has revealed the music video for his recent digital single "Shaft of Light".

HIZAKI to Live Stream

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HIZAKI to Live Stream "Rusalka" No-Audience Concert Worldwide

HIZAKI will be live streaming a no-audience concert worldwide to celebrate the release of his latest mini-album "Rusalka" on May 1st.

MAN WITH A MISSION to Stream

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MAN WITH A MISSION to Stream "ONE WISH TOUR" Final Worldwide

The final show of MAN WITH A MISSION's "ONE WISH TOUR" will be streamed worldwide on May 14th.

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SUGIZO LIVE STREAMING FROM TOKYO EPISODE II ~ VOICE OF LEMURIA ~

SUGIZO elevated his artistry even further and debuted songs from "LOVE & TRANQUILITY" during his second online show.

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Amaterase Announces Two Live Stream Events

Visual kei duo Amaterase will be live streaming performances worldwide on April 22nd and 24th.

BUCK-TICK to Live Stream

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BUCK-TICK to Live Stream "TOUR 2020 ABRACADABRA ON SCREEN" Worldwide

Rock band BUCK-TICK will be live streaming their "TOUR 2020 ABRACADABRA ON SCREEN" concert worldwide on May 1st.

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SUGIZO's Second Live Stream Concert

SUGIZO's second online concert "LIVE STREAMING FROM TOKYO EPISODE Ⅱ ~VOICE OF LEMURIA~" will be broadcast worldwide on April 20th.

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Aimer Announces Live Stream Concert

Pop singer Aimer will live stream her "Aimer Live at Anywhere 2021 'Walpurgis'" concert worldwide on May 1st.

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Schwarz Stein Announce Live Stream Concert

Darkwave electro duo Schwarz Stein's "Type of another cell" concert to be live streamed worldwide on April 16th.

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FAKE TYPE. to Live Stream Special Concert from Sanrio Puroland

To commemorate the release of their fourth album "FAKE LAND", nisemono unit FAKE TYPE. will live stream a special concert from Sanrio Puroland theme park on May 8th.

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New Digital Single from LIQUID

Sendai-based visual rock band LIQUID will release a new digital single on May 19th.

Akihito Okano of Porno Graffitti to Live Stream

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Akihito Okano of Porno Graffitti to Live Stream "DISPATCHERS" Event

Porno Graffitti's Akihito Okano will be live streaming a special performance titled "DISPATCHERS" on April 11th.

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Shirakami Fubuki and Ookami Mio to Headline "Cinderella Switch vol.5" Virtual Concert

The fifth "Cinderella Switch" virtual concert, featuring performances by Hololive VTubers Shirakami Fubuki and Ookami Mio, will be live streamed worldwide on April 24th.

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LEGO BIG MORL's 15th Anniversary Single

LEGO BIG MORL commemorated the 15th anniversary of their formation with a new digital single, and they will hold two back-to-back concerts to mark the occasion on April 1st and 2nd.

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"SHOW-YA PRODUCE 'NAON no YAON 2021'" to be Live Streamed Worldwide

All-female music festival "SHOW-YA PRODUCE ‘NAON no YAON 2021'" will be livestreamed worldwide for the first time on April 29th.

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Himemori Luna and Natsuiro Matsuri to Headline "Cinderella Switch vol.4" Virtual Concert

"Cinderella Switch vol.4", a virtual concert that will be headlined by Hololive VTubers Himemori Luna and Natsuiro Matsuri, will be live streamed worldwide on March 27th.

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Interview with KAMIJO

KAMIJO discusses his upcoming online tour and his 25th anniversary "PERSONA" trilogy.

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February Chu-Z Online Show

A look back at idol group Chu-Z's second online concert, which was live streamed worldwide on February 25th.

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GLAY to Live Stream Four Consecutive Concerts Worldwide

GLAY will be live streaming four concerts worldwide as part of a project called "THE ENTERTAINMENT STRIKES BACK".

BRATS to Live Stream Free

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BRATS to Live Stream Free "Ambitious Girls Rock 2" Performance Worldwide

Rock band BRATS will live stream their set from the "Ambitious Girls Rock 2" event worldwide for free on March 20th.

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New Digital Single from ACME

ACME's next single will mark their first collaboration with a foreign sound producer, and it will be hitting digital platforms on March 29th.

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GENERATIONS' Ryota Katayose to Stream Online Fan Meeting Worldwide

Ryota Katayose from dance-vocal group GENERATIONS will be streaming an online fan meeting featuring English and Chinese subtitles on March 6th.

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GOTCHAROCKA to Livestream Acoustic Concert

Visual rock trio GOTCHAROCKA will livestream an acoustic performance on March 3rd.

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MORRIE’s First-Ever Live Streaming Concert

MORRIE will be live streaming his birthday show on March 4th.

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Mar Creation to Present Hollow Mellow US-Japan Live Streaming Showcase

New York-based creative company Mar Creation will be collaborating with two Tokyo music clubs, Shinjuku WALLY and ROTT, to live stream a concert by gothic lolita band Hollow Mellow.

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SID LIVE 2021 -Band Formation Anniversary Concert Livestream-

A night full of catchy tunes and sweet ballads, along with all the rock SID love so much to give.

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QUEEN BEE to Live Stream Two Back-to-Back Budokan Concerts

Rock band QUEEN BEE (Ziyoou-vachi) will live stream their first two solo concerts at Nippon Budokan in select countries overseas on February 24th and 25th.

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Shinsei Kamattechan to Live Stream "Boku no Sensou" Release Event Worldwide

Shinsei Kamattechan will be live streaming a special concert to commemorate the release of "Boku no Sensou", their opening theme for the final season of "Attack on Titan", on March 5th.

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Dempagumi.inc’s Naruse Eimi Graduation Concert to Be Live Streamed Worldwide

Naruse Eimi’s graduation concert from idol group Dempagumi.inc will be live streamed worldwide on February 16th, her birthday.

Chu-Z to Live Stream

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Chu-Z to Live Stream "February Chu-Z Online Show" Worldwide

Idol group Chu-Z will live stream their second online concert of 2021 on February 25th.

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News from David

David will live stream a one-man commemorating the release of its new mini-album "Gothculture" on February 14th, and the project will release its first full album on April 28th.

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indigo la End to Live Stream Planetarium Show on YouTube Ahead of Album Release

Rock band indigo la End will be live streaming a show from a planetarium for free on YouTube on February 16th, the night before their new album "Yakou Himitsu" hits stores.

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Substitute Dates Announced for "LUNA SEA -RELOAD-" Shows

LUNA SEA have announced new dates for their postponed "LUNA SEA -RELOAD-" concerts at Saitama Super Arena, and tickets to live stream the events via ZAIKO are now back on sale.

GOTCHAROCKA to Live Stream Two-Part Event

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GOTCHAROCKA to Live Stream Two-Part Event "GoTo Crazy Valentine"

Visual kei band GOTCHAROCKA will live stream a two-part event featuring a "band-style" set and an acoustic set on February 9th.

Haruki Murakami to Present Global Streaming Event

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Haruki Murakami to Present Global Streaming Event "Murakami Jam"

Author Haruki Murakami will be producing a bossa nova extravaganza in conjunction with Tokyo FM on February 14th, and a re-broadcast of the stream featuring English subtitles will be offered on the 15th.

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KAMIJO to Live Stream Online World Tour “Queen of Versailles -LAREINE-“

KAMIJO will live stream three shows titled "KAMIJO Online World Tour 'Queen of Versailles -LAREINE-'" on March 26th and 27th.

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Chaotic Harmony Imports to Hold Weekly Artist Live Streams in February

Chaotic Harmony will be holding interactive "Timora Talks" live streams with artists every Saturday in the month of February in celebration of their 5th anniversary.

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lynch. to Live Stream Free Concert on YouTube

Visual metal band lynch. will live stream a free concert on YouTube on February 3rd.

Kiyoharu to Livestream Two

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Kiyoharu to Livestream Two "A NEW MY TERRITORY" Concerts

Kuroyume and SADS vocalist Kiyoharu will livestream two "A NEW MY TERRITORY" concerts on January 25th and 26th.

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Angelo Tour 2020-2021 "THE FORCED EVOLVE"

Angelo's "THE FORCED EVOLVE Tour 2020-2021" had a two-day finale at TSUTAYA O-EAST. In addition to a limited live audience at the venue, the back-to-back concerts were streamed through ZAIKO for viewers at home.

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Novel Core Releases "SOBER ROCK" Remix Featuring SKY-HI

Novel Core has released a remix of his major debut single featuring SKY-HI, and an archive of his 20th birthday live will be available on YouTube until January 25th.

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HOTEI Announces 40th Anniversary No-Audience Live Stream Concerts

Guitarist HOTEI will live stream two back-to-back concerts to commemorate his 40th anniversary on January 30th and 31st.

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New Live Release from Angelo

Visual rock band Angelo will release a new live DVD and Blu-ray on April 21st.

BRATS to Live Stream Free

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BRATS to Live Stream Free "Ambitious Girls Rock Vol. 1" Performance Worldwide

Rock band BRATS have released two live albums, and they will broadcast their set from the free online event "Ambitious Girls Rock Vol. 1" worldwide on January 10th.

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SPYAIR Announce 10th Anniversary No-Audience Live Stream Concert

SPYAIR will live stream their "SPYAIR digital LIVE RE: 10th Anniversary ~KICK OFF~" show worldwide on January 31st.

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SID Announce First No-Audience Live Streaming Concert

On January 14th, SID will stream their first live show without an audience since the beginning of the pandemic. In addition, they will broadcast two old concerts on their YouTube channel.

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First Album from NUL.

Ex-D'espairsRay vocalist HIZUMI's industrial rock band NUL. will drop its first album in January 2021.

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First Mini-Album from Atto-kun

Singer and live streamer Atto-kun will release his first mini-album on January 31st.

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