Category: Music & Videos


Calmando Qual are back in the local live scene with a two-man event at Club Chop! CQ (a.k.a. Twisted Clock) are a hard rocking Tokyo band who have done numerous tours in Europe and definitely worth catching for their powerful live shows. They are sporting new hellatious costumes to go with the mini album released earlier this year. They will be teaming up with Piano Zombie for the night.

Event: ピアノゾンビ vs Calmando Qual
Live: Piano Zombie and Calmando Qual
Open: 18:30 :: Start: 19:00
Tickets: 2500 adv. :: 3000 @ door
Club Chop: 東京都豊島区池袋2-46-3 シーマ100-B1 :: 2-46-3 Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo :: 03-5951-1127 :: Map

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDdQebXL5ZM[/youtube]

“to the people of HATE who swallowed the…destruct system”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT-xIRm30O4[/youtube]

Yes kids, another Halloween gig with one of my favorite hard industrial bands, Destruct System. DS have been around for a long time and have been one of the main fixtures at many Tokyo Dark Castle events over the past couple of years and are definitely a band worth catching.

They will be appearing with Erdbeeren, Sole Prove, The Glams, CBS and Cronth-D @ Head Power Shinjuku on October 29. I only know a little bit about the other bands, but my guess is the sound-scape is a mix of heavy rock and J-rock – could be quite an interesting night.

Event: Deity Deride Vol. 5
Live: Destruct System, Erdbeeren, Sole Prove, The Glam, C.B.S. Cronth-D
Open: 18:00 :: Start: 18:30
Tickets: 1800 yen adv. :: 2300 yen @ door
Head Power: 東京都新宿区大久保2-5-19 :: 2-5-19 Okubo, Shinjuku Tokyo :: 03-6380-3769 :: Map

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwii6EjWO6E&NR=1[/youtube]

Hard-hitting industrial cyber rockers BAAL were on fire at the Bayside+Genocide 2010 event on October 10. They were joined by over 20 high quality bands from indy scenes across Tokyo. BAAL have been around for a number of years and have several international tours to Europe and Australia under their belt. The band is working on a new CD, which should deliver another dose of powerful music to its fans. Once again, excuse the film and audio quality – that’s just my little camera melting under the aural onslaught. Great band.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV3NVOoo87o[/youtube]

Classic dark Gothic rockers Stabat Mater were playing at Bayside+Genocide 2010 and Igor managed to grab a quick video of them. Stabat Mater are a new name to Igor, but according to their bio, they have been playing around since 2007. Hopefully they will playing at a few more gigs in the months to come. Anyway, here’s the video – excuse the poor quality of the recording as Igor only has a little old camera.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYObiocl8WU[/youtube]

For those looking out for Bayside Genocide on 10/10 here is a Baal video recorded earlier this year to hold you over to the event!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhhD1HPUAtE

Woe is me. Need to update the codes here so things will pop out. Just click the link above to see the viddy on YouTube. Cheers!

Baal :: Religion 616

Baal :: Religion 616

One of the hard-hitting electro-industrial rock groups in Tokyo’s underground scene, Baal represents the future of heavy industrial music. Featuring uber-femme U-tarou on hellastic vocals, Mikito orchestrating the guitar and digital sounds and Chihiro on drums, Baal ignites any event it appears in. With multiple tours of Europe, and one tour in Australia with Angel Spit, Baal is coming up from beneath the radar to infect ordinary society.

Religion 616 represents the latest evolution of the band with songs pumping out an infectious grimy industrial sounds with power vocals and more.

Baal :: Religion 616 track list
1. Dead Rock Enemy – 3:03
2. Religion 616 – 4:04
3. Judgement Night – 3.14
4. The Hardliner – 3.11
5. Survive – 3.23
Total time: 16:57

You can find the band site at http://www.baaljapan.net/ and their online shop at http://www.baalstore.com/

Finally, after a month or so doing other things, I have come back to the blog – Tadaa!

Hopefully I will have some more content up soon.

Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy this masterpiece from The Damned:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjAI6MNVWKA[/youtube]

While checking out Psydoll at my latest adventure to Urga in July 2010 I came across Shredni Vashtar, a rather interesting duo producing peppy electronica. Excuse the audio quality, I was standing too close to the speakers again.

This is the second Psydoll video from my little adventure to Shinjuku’s Urga on May 29, 2010.

Neurotic Doll performing @ Urga in Shinjuku, Tokyo on Saturday, May 29.