ALBUM REVIEW: Ibaraki – Rashomon


Ibaraki is the new solo project from Trivium’s Matt Heafy, and Rashomon is released through Nuclear Blast, having been over a decade in the making. The name translates as “Wild Trees”, but is also taken from a terrifying Japanese demon of feudal legend, and the concept is a profound affirmation of Heafy’s Japanese-American heritage, incorporating a number of different musical styles. Although the main inspiration clearly sits within the black etal genre, taking influence from the experience of Emperor’s Ihsahn, who co-produced, and whose quirkier ideas from his solo work are peppered throughout the release. Continue reading


Watch the Full Trailer for Gerrard Way’s Umbrella Academy On Netflix


As we previously reported Umbrella Academy, the comic book originally series created and written by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) and drawn by Gabriel Bá over a decade ago is finally coming to Netflix as a series in 2019. The first trailer aired recently and now the new full-length trailer just dropped and it looks amazing! Umbrella Academy stars Ellen Page (Inception, X-Men Apocalypse, Juno) and Tom Hopper (Dr. Who, Game of Thrones). Watch it now!Continue reading


Watch The First Trailer For Gerard Way’s “Umbrella Academy” On Netflix


According to Newsarama, Umbrella Academy, the comic book originally series created and written by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) and drawn by Gabriel Bá over a decade ago is finally coming to Netflix as a series in 2019. The first trailer just aired and it looks awesome! Umbrella Academy stars Ellen Page (X-Men Apocalypse, Juno) and Tom Hopper (Dr. Who, Game of Thrones). Watch it now! Continue reading


VAMPS Releasing Bloodsuckers on March 24th


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Japanese dark rock outfit VAMPS,featuring Hyde (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), will release a new studio album Bloodsuckers via Spinefarm Records on March 24, 2015.

This 13 track release-produced by VAMPS and Josh Wilbur (whose previous credits include Gojira and Lamb of God) and housed in the artwork of mysterious Japanese artist Rockin’ Jelly Bean-is the follow-up to Sex Blood Rock N’ Roll, released in 2013.

Songs on Bloodsuckers include “World’s End,” a UK single in 2014, and used in the Sony campaign for the Xperia UK mobile), “Get Away,” “Replay,” “The Jolly Roger,” and “Vampire’s Love,” which is not just a Top 3 single in Japan but also the song selected to launch Hollywood blockbuster, Dracula Untold, in that market.

Bloodsuckers Track Listing:
01. Reincarnation
02. Zero
03. Lips
04. World’s End
05. Evil
06. Ghost
07. Vampire’s Love
08. Damned
09. Get Away
10. Replay

In addition, “Replay” was the theme song of Dark Labyrinth, one in a series of a world-famous smartphone apps from Dark Summoner; the app has been downloaded over six million times. “The Jolly Roger” features in the TV commercial for Nissan’s X-Trail SUV. It’s no surprise then that the album has already been a Top 5 success in Japan.

Most recently, they completed a run of dates in Japan (33 shows to 65,000 people), climaxing with a worldwide webcast of their Zepp Tokyo show on January 25.

Next, on February 18 + 19, VAMPS will be hosting and headlining their own festival, VAMPARK FEST, set to take place at the legendary Nippon Budokan in Tokyo; the bill will be completed by special guests Sixx:A.M., plus Buckcherry, Gerard Way and Nothing More.

APRIL:
Apr 08: The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA (w/SIXX:A.M.)
Apr 10: The Joint – Las Vegas, NV (w/SIXX:A.M.)
Apr 11: Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA (w/SIXX:A.M.
Apr 13: Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO (w/SIXX:A.M.)
Apr 14: Midland Theatre – Kansas City, MO (w/SIXX:A.M.)
Apr 16: Warehouse Live – Houston, TX (w/SIXX:A.M.)
Apr 17: Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX (w/SIXX:A.M.)
Apr 19: Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN (w/SIXX:A.M.)
Apr 20: The Vic Theater – Chicago, IL (w/SIXX:A.M.)
Apr 21: Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI (w/SIXX:A.M.)
Apr 25: Ft. Rock Festival – Ft. Myers, FL
Apr 26: Welcome to Rockville – Jacksonville, FL
Apr 28: Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA (w/SIXX:A.M.)
Apr 29: The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD (w/SIXX:A.M.)
May 01: Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY (Headline Show)
May 15-16-17: Rock On The Range @Columbus, OH

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