HYDE – Anti

One of the best things about reviewing music, in my opinion, is having a music-savvy senior editor that encourages me to review music that is not in my wheelhouse. I have realized that if I was left to my own devices, I would likely stay in my little Heavy Metal utopia, reviewing only what I picked. I received the promo email from my editor about doing a review of Japanese act HYDE. Full disclosure, the only musical act I was familiar with from Japan was Babymetal. So, when I got the promo of HYDE’s new album, Anti, (UMG), I felt a tiny twinge of trepidation. After all, what do I know about Japanese music? Absolutely nada. How was I going to do a fair an accurate review of this music was my query. As soon as the first track off of Anti, started playing, all my fears of doing an inadequate review dissipated. The music that came pouring into my earbuds was the kind of music that bridges all humanity. HYDE’s music possesses a universal sound that almost any person can enjoy or relate to. On a personal note, I broke out in goosebumps from about 5 seconds into listening to the album, an involuntary reaction my body reserves for only the best soul touching music. Continue reading

Watch Hyde Perform Their Cover of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World” In New York

Japanese sensation HYDE (L’Arc-en-Ciel, Vamps) played in New York City last night at Playstation Theater as part of Japan Night alongside WagakkiBand. As the closing of his phenomenal show HYDE performed his cover of Duran Duran’s hit ‘Ordinary World’ as an encore, which appears on his new album ANTI, out now from Spinefarm Records. Watch it below! Continue reading

GUEST POST: Kristina Esfandiari Of King Woman- Top 10 Of 2016

 

Ghost Cult once more brings you “End Of Year” lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the world from 2016. Kristina Esfandiari (King Woman, Miserable) shares her Top 10 of 2016 with our readers. Look out for a new King Woman album, Created In The Image of Suffering next month from Relapse Records! Continue reading

GUEST POST: Nicole Anne Carrbath Of The Criminal World

Ghost Cult once again brings you “End Of Year” lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the world. Here’s Nicole Anne Carrbath, from The Criminal World and Cercle Social Records, who also does music publicity, and has her own fashion line too! Check out her list below. Continue reading