HeavensDust – Percussion Solo

Awesome rock on Taiko and drums …
HeavensDust is just amazing and this drum solo is no Exception!!
Ajo on Taiko and Okaji on Drums.
Last week in Tokyo was rather busy and not much time to blog, so now Im going
back in time a little, to catch up. This video is from Ikebukuro Black Hole on Feb 3 when I went with Phoe-Lo to see Grace Period.
HeavensDust is a must-listen-to!!!
Besides the Taiko drums, the band also include Daisuke Kaminaga on Shakuhachi,
a traditional Japanese flute.
HeavensDust was formed by Shin in 2000 with the idea of taking the soul of Japanese
traditional music and combining with a Western, modern sound.
HeavensDust mixes traditional Japanese melody and rhythm with alternative metal,
nu-metal and rock.
I will upload some more vids shortly..
Go and check them out!!
http://www.heavensdust.net/

So we went to see grace period but ended up with two other bands to add to our lists.
Brain Shake Vibration and HeavensDust.
HeavensDust clearly being more experienced and well just plain AWESOME!!
I will definitely try to see them again and want to have a lot of their music on my playlists.
grace period did a great gig and I must say Im impressed with the amount of improvement they have accomplished during the gigs I have seen.
Not that they were bad from the beginning but their stage performance has really improved!
They where more at it than ever before and it was a vivid and entertaining live performance.

 

 

MC Interview with YuI

ビデオは日本語です – Video is all in Japanese.

Vagu*Project -YuI

YuI, vocalist (and fire breather in the video below) in Vagu*Project,
is interviewed at Ruido K4 during their

POP☆UNITED presents『V系ポップディスコ Vol.2』

ビデオは日本語です – All in Japanese.

 

YuI Fire Breathing

Vagu*Project – YuI Fire Breathing

I finally managed to catch YuI’s fire breathing on ‘tape’. YAY!!

Vagu*Project is always Vagu*Project and they ROCK!
Phoe-Lo and I weren’t too impressed with the other bands so we didn’t stay the whole evening at Ruido K4 – POP☆UNITED presents Jan 31, 2012.
Maybe we missed something…but we were also very hungry, because we came directly
here and the venue opened at 16.30/4.30PM
Vagu*Project was first band up and started at 5 pm!! so no time for food in between…

Probably lowered our take on the artists coming after Vagu as well, or …
Anyway we ended up not staying late.

http://www.ruido.org/k4/

This is from the schedule info.
POP☆UNITED presents『V系ポップディスコ Vol.2』
リモ☆with SAVANNA P.K. ORCHESTRA
TЯicKY
Fenrir
ハイパーポケット
クロノス
Vagu*Project
the fool

However talking about live houses and Hall layouts, this was a very good one.
Bar, smoking and merch tables were even set up outside and with a closed door in between.

So YuI did some Fire breathing…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_breathing
On a side note:
I can clearly see now that my image quality has decreased a lot this past year,
and its definitely time to get a new Video cam! Sound is not tooo bad this time though!

 

 

Associated Acts

Hammersmith with  mad-san , Crazy Cool Joe and Ryu

Sometimes there are a lot of videos to upload and I feel like I’m not writing
enough about them…
The real reasons though are that the uploading is slow and time consuming,
and also the fact that 3 or 4 concerts in a row each week is taking it’s toll!
There’s a lot of material to go through… and well I have few other things going on…

BUT tonight I will take some time and I give you a little bit more, at least some links
and pointers to where you can read more..

MAD   or Takamasa Ohuchi

Drummer in TYOSOLITUDE,OVER/UNDER, Kiss the World (with DIE) and ex.ANTHEM
some links:

http://www.madohuchi.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthem_(band)

http://tyo-jpn.syncl.jp/

http://www.spiritual-beast.com/solitude_japan/index.html

http://www.metal-archives.com/artists/Takamasa_Ohuchi/19453

On a side note…
try to google:  Madohuchi Drums   as your search words … 😛

Crazy Cool-Joe

the Bassist in Dead End a “must know of band” if you are in to Japanese Rock and
I assume you are if you are here on my blog (unless you are one of my relatives sneaking
in here to see what I’m up to far away from ‘home’).

http://dead-end.jp/index.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_End_(band)

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/DEAD_END_(%E3%83%90%E3%83%B3%E3%83%89)
There’s plenty of Dead End for you on Youtube
for ex this
http://youtu.be/3FoG3hsJSMI

He has fans that made him a page.. doesn’t seem to be updated for a few years though
http://www.joeholic.com/

Ryu
SUPER BLOODでVoGu/Moi dix MoisではRyuxとしてGu/FOODでGu/AmplifierでBa/
HËYTでGu/Omega Dripp中退/THE VICKERSのVoGu。
https://www.facebook.com/superblood/
https://www.facebook.com/omegadripp.jp/  (Update Ryu only plays with them
occasionally as a session guitarist).
The Vickers have a page here
http://www.vickersjapan.com/top/
and I did find a blog here:
http://ryuvickers.exblog.jp/
His instagram is here:
https://www.instagram.com/ryusuke_kawamoto/

Coming up for me are a few more things from Zher the Zoo,  then I will move over to
the  one-man Live on Sunday at Showboat with Circuit9 (and another awesome drummer Sakura  (Zigzo, ex. L’Arc~en~Ciel, Creature Creature )

 

 

 

 

Crazy Cool Joe, Mad and Ryu = Hammersmith

Zher the Zoo Jan 28 Denim and Leather
Hammersmith :
Guitar & Vocal: Ryu from THE VICKERS
Bass: Crazy Cool Joe  from DEAD END
Drums: MAD from TYO, SOLITUDE, OVER/UNDER, ex.ANTHEM