One OK Rock is Featured In the new Honda Ad “Go, Vantage Point”

Sensational Japanese band One OK Rock is featured in the new commercial from Honda, “Go, Vantage Point.” The campaign began on which began airing in Japan on Sept. 10. The latest commercial, once again narrated by frontman Taka, is set to ‘Head High’ from the four-man band’s recent album, Eye of the Storm. The is the fourth installment of the “Go, Vantage Point.” campaign focuses on “Power Products,” showcasing the global company’s outboard motors, generators, portable batteries and more.Continue reading

Mono – Alcest – Sinistro: Live at Gorilla, Manchester

Having recently blown me away at Damnation Festival, I was particularly looking forward to seeing Sinistro a second time in little over a week. Their last album Semente (Seasons of Mist) has been getting a lot of listens since seeing them at Damnation last week. Continue reading

Mono Guitarist Taka Signs To Pelagic Records for Solo Outing

Taka 2015

Mono lead guitarist and composer Takaakira ‘Taka’ Goto has signed with Pelagiac Records (The Ocean, Mono) for his forthcoming solo album Classical Punk & Echoes Under the Beauty, due out on April 27th. The first single ‘Delicate Madness’ is out now and can be heard below:




Taka remarked about the album, originally written in 2003, but not intended for release until now:


I wasn’t actually thinking about sharing this album with anyone at the time. It didn’t sound like MONO, so I left it as a trail to my envisioned world, as my personal collection.”

taka album cover 2015

Mono is also releasing a limited edition photo-book on April 14th, featuring 100 pages of black and white photos, 2 CD’s of live tracks from their last European Tour. Just 800 hand-numbered copied of the book will be available.