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22nd-May-2009 09:11 am - [Single] Abingdon Boys School - JAP

Release Date: 2009.05.20


1. Jap
2. Valkyrie

Link: Download
Pass: jkun

1st-May-2009 11:08 am - [Other] Amazing Female Singer
Quote from the uploader: "No, Not TV Show. It's personal clip that was shared on the web.
And This room, called a 'NAZIT', is Noraebang(Korean Premium Karaoke). "

Anyways, enjoy. The end is awesome.

30th-Apr-2009 11:49 pm - [News] Byou-Shin now open!

My new japanese music sharing site. For mature people only.

I hope to see you there ;)
27th-Apr-2009 11:35 am - [Other] Die on The Lowdown 2009

8:15 - 8:52

"Hello Download Rockers I am Die from Dir en Grey, you are watching The Lowdown. We are very honored to have this opportunity of playing at Download Festival since we've longed looked forward to. Download is going to be the first rock festival for Dir en Grey in the UK and we hope to leave something in your hearts with our show. We are excited to play with many cool bands there. We will see you guys at Download." - Die
24th-Apr-2009 05:37 pm - [Album] Zilch - 3-2-1

Release Date: 07/23/1998


1. Electric Cucumber
2. Inside the Pervert Mound
3. Sold Some Attitude
4. Space Monkey Punks from Japan
5. Swampsnake
6. What’s Up Mr. Jones?
7. Hey Man So Long"
8. Psyche"
9. Fuctrack 6
10. Doubt
11. Pose
12. Easy Jesus

link: click here
pass: jkun


Release Date: 06/28/1998


1. Spread Beaver
2. Rocket Dive
3. Leather Face
4. Pink Spider
5. Doubt '97 (Mixed Lemoned Jelly Mix)
6. Fish Scratch Fever
7. Ever Free
8. Breeding
9. Hurry Go Round
10. Pink Cloud Assembly

link: click here
pass: jkun

23rd-Apr-2009 06:15 pm - [Album] Fact - Fact

Release Date: 04/14/2009


1. paradox
2. Los Angeles
3. a fact of life
4. chain
5. Reborn
6. purple eyes
7. lights of vein
8. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
9. co3
10. snow
11. Stretch My Arms
12. 45 days
13. why...
14. 1 - 2
15. rise
16. A Fact Of Life (Boom Boom Satellites Remix)

link: click here
pass: jkun

20th-Apr-2009 08:13 pm - [Album] Japanese Thunder
This is a collection of songs from Anthem, Galneryus, Loudness, Sex Machineguns and Versailles.

note: this is a fan selection only and has nothing to do with the artists themselves


(no special order)

Part 1

1. Sex Machineguns - Aijin 28
2. Loudness - Strike Of The Sword
3. Anthem - Heat Of The Night
4. Galneryus - Silent Revelation
5. Versailles - The Red Carpet Day
6. Sex Machineguns - Yonaoshi good vibration
7. Loudness - Street Life Dream
8. Anthem - Bleeding
9. Galneryus - New Legend
10. Versailles - The Love From A Dead Orchestra
11. Sex Machineguns - Japan
12. Loudness - 1000 Eyes

link: click here
pass: jkun

Part 2

1. Anthem - Road To Nowhere
2. Galneryus - Struggle for the Freedom
3. Versailles - Aristocrat's Symphony
4. Sex Machineguns - Demaedo icchokusen
5. Loudness - S.D.I
6. Anthem - The Voices
7. Galneryus - Whisper in the Red Sky
8. Versailles - Princess
9. Sex Machineguns - Tekken II
10. Loudness - Face To Face
11. Anthem - Demon's Ride
12. Galneryus - Raid Again
13. Versailles - The Revenant Choir

link: click here
pass: jkun

17th-Apr-2009 07:36 pm - [Album] Anthem Albums (2000-2008)

Heavy Metal Anthem

Release Date: 04/20/2000


1. Gypsy Ways
2. Evil Touch
3. Show Must Go On
4. Midnight Sun
5. The Juggler
6. Mr Genius
7. Cryin' Heart
8. Hunting Time
9. Hungry Soul
10. Blinded Pain

link: here
pass: jkun

Seven Hills

Release Date: 08/22/2001


1. Grieve of Heart
2. Raging Twister
3. XTC
4. The Man With No Name
5. March To The Madness
6. D.I.M
7. Running Blood
8. Freedom
9. Silently And Perfectly
10. The Innocent Man

link: here
pass: jkun


Release Date: 10/09/2002


1. Revenge
2. The Voices
3. Demon's Ride
4. Rough And Wild
5. Rescue You
6. Ground Zero
7. Overload
8. Desert Of The Sea
9. Gotta Go
10. Eternal Mind

link: here
pass: jkun

Eternal Warrior

Release Date: 07/21/2004


1. Onslaught
2. Eternal Warrior
3. Soul Cry
4. Life Goes On
5. Let the New Day Come
6. Distress
7. Bleeding
8. Omega man
9. Easy Mother
10. Mind Slide

link: here
pass: jkun


Release Date: 08/30/2006


1. Immortal Bind
2. Soul Motor
3. Mob Groove
4. Ignite
5. The Beginning
6. Freek Out!
7. Insomnia
8. Unknown World
9. Betrayer
10. Echoes In The Dark
11. Road To Nowhere

link: here
pass: jkun

Black Empire

Release Date: 10/29/2008


1. Black Empire
2. Heat Of The Night
3. You
4. Go Insane
5. Walk Through The Night
6. Emptiness World
7. Telling You
8. Pilgrim
9. Awake
10. Perfect Crawler

link: here
pass: jkun

Note: If you enjoy the music remember to support the artist by purchasing their releases.
17th-Apr-2009 12:37 pm - [News] Dir en Grey - Europe '09
06.05.2009/Friday - Rock-im-Park/Zeppelinfeld - Nurnberg, Germany.
06.07.2009/Sunday - Rock am Ring/Club Stage/Nurburgring - Eifel, Germany.
06.10.2009/Wednesday - Helling 7 - Urtrecht, Netherlands
06.11.2009/Thursday - Bataclan - Paris, France (With Killswitch Engage)
06.12.2009/Friday - Download Festival - Donington Park, UK.
06.16.2009/Tuesday - Backstage Werk - Munich, Germany
06.17.2009/Wednesday - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy
06.18.2009/Thursday - Alte Börse - Zürich, Switzerland
06.20.2009/Saturday - Nova Rock Festival/Pannonia Fields II - Nickelsdorf, Austria.
06.21.2009/Sunday - Stasse E - Dresden, Germany
06.23.2009/Tuesday - Rock Café, Czech Repuplic
06.24.2009/Wednesday - Progresja - Warsaw, Poland.
06.25.2009/Thursday - Columbia Club - Berlin, Germany
06.27.2009/Sautrday - Metaltown/Frihamnen - Göteborg, Sweden

source : direngrey.co.jp/tour/summerfes.html
14th-Apr-2009 11:01 pm - [Other] 10 Must Have Love Songs
In no special order:

1. Loudness - So Lonely
2. X Japan - Endless Rain
3. Gackt - Last Song (unplugged)
4. Dir en Grey - Zakuro
5. Rentrer en Soi - Shinwa
6. Malice Mizer - Le Ciel
7. Sadie - Recall
8. Buck-Tick - Snow White
9. 9Goats Black Out - In The Rain
10. Mucc - Haruka

Link: MU , SB
Pass: jkun

Comes with English translations for ALL songs.

14th-Apr-2009 09:07 am - [Other] Toshiya - Interview

―First, can we hear about your roots as a bassist? What was your actual experience in music?

I wonder… I have to say kayoukyoku (note: Japanese hit songs). When I was in elementary school, they had Top 10. My mom really liked Julie (Kenji Sawada) and Anzen Chitai. She made me listen to that a lot.

―When did you begin to have your own interest in music?

Around higher grades in elementary school, everyone started talking about idols and I was influenced by them listening to them. Around junior high school, I was shocked when I first found out about X that was glitzy and extreme. But there’s always a guy around you that says, “You’re still listening to Japanese music (laugh)?” That guy handed me Gun’s (and Roses).

―You still like Gun’s today right? At a time when you just began to have your interest in music, you encountered something that influences you up to now.

Yes. But I was very late to really listen into music. I never really delved into music before. Around my third year in junior high (note: around freshmen year in American high school), I wanted to play guitar, and I asked an older brother of my friend, and he told me about Yngwie (Malmsteen), Europe (laugh). I also had Van Halen and Bon Jovi dubbed on a cassette tape, which were popular back then.

―What other people did you find that were inspiring artists?

In Japan, I guess it would be BUCK-TICK and Loudness. I really didn’t know the indie’s scene very well, and I heard about it for the first time once I entered high school. Around that time, I saw a clip of an event on television where Luna Sea was playing, and I thought, “This person is very cool,” which was J-san.

Read the rest here
11th-Apr-2009 02:20 pm - [Album] Screw - Racial Mixture

Release Date: 04/08/2009


1. mongrelism
3. molder
4. 49
5. Self-Injurious

Link: MU
Pass: jkun
"@jkun: WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU SAYING? XD TMOAB is their MOSTMAINSTREAM ALBUM ROFL, ya no, Agitated Scream of Maggots == Slipknot. It has its moments, like CONCEIVED SORROW but man, agitated or GRIEF are really, really, bad."

This fucking retard is trying to tell me that the songs, Agitated Screams of Maggots and Grief from the Marrow of a Bone album are bad.

What a fucking joke.

It's morons like this that should just shut the fuck up and stop commenting on music and go back to listening to whatever their friends are into. These type of people like to convince themselves that just because the vocals are heavier it somehow drains all the emotion out of the song. It's quite the opposite when you step back and actually use your fucking brain. Heavy vocals shouldn't be over looked just because you're too much of a pussy to suck it the fuck up and enjoy it. If a singer is angry, pissed off or upset how do you suggest he express his emotion? should he sing in a little boy voice about love and peace? fuck no. He should scream, growl, moan, screech as loud as he can so the listener can understand.

"Oh no, they're EXTREMELY bad. :O Fuck off and go listening to shit like Slipknot, KoRn, LIMP BIZKIT if you want nu shit mr fanboy"

First of all, buddy. Dir en Grey are not "nu-metal", they are alternative metal/rock. And since when has listening to Dir en Grey meant you're also a fan of those three bands? stop grouping any metal or hard rock band and labeling them "nu-metal" because you fail to comprehend any music other then pop. Oh and just for the record, I've been a fan of KoRn since the late 90's but that doesn't really have anything to fucking do with it.

"what kyo need is to find out ways to scream without hurting his throat. The way he is doing right now is very dangerous. "

What you need to do is shut the fuck up and stop thinking that Kyo is oblivious to what he's doing.

"Everyone has there own way of screaming and growling and that is why it sounds very different from person to person. However, the continual manipulation of your vocal chords to emit sounds that are like screams and growls should help improve them, but it seems Kyo likes to go full throttle and it doesn't help that he is permanently deaf in one ear."

He's only partially deaf in his left ear, and that has nothing to do with how intense his screams or growls are. I really think everyone needs to stop saying "kyo should do this" and "Kyo should do that". Instead they should be willing to accept that this is the way he is and will always be. And if there's anyone who knows what's "best", it's Kyo himself.

And if you didn't get the message, it's simple.

Stop being a fucking music nazi and appreciate all their albums as a whole, and the sound that is - Dir en Grey.
8th-Apr-2009 12:30 pm - [Other] BNN - Hikikomori
I found this video about Hikikomori with subtitles.

It's basically an introduction for those who don't know what a Hikikomori, or a NEET are.

Bonus points for spotting what's in Kiyo's room.

Hikikomori from Guco on Vimeo.


- After overcoming many oversea tours, I think you're changes have definitely started to show up. Before, it seemed like you were trying to hold in your feelings from coming out but since last year, those feelings seem to have started to go outwards.

Kyo: No, I think that hasn't changed much at all. My conscious isn't even focused on trying to convey these pains. I just do whatever I want so it's up to the people to come watch or listen. I think I'm more into the atmosphere now than a couple years ago. I don't think on stage as much as I used to and I just try to be myself, taking in the atmosphere of that place at that time and describe that with my voice. To me that's fun, and to get completely synchronized is challenging for me.

- When you challenge for these kind of shows, i think the reactions of oversea fans and people from places that have never seen you guys can become a motivation.

Kyo: No, I'm just doing it from myself. It depends on the places, whether it's Japan or overseas, but when people come and watch, I just want them to feel something from that, and if they don't it doesn't matter. It all just matters on how each person reacts to certain thing so it's no use try to explain to each person what they should feel. So I just let the fans be. But, I think the conditions in oversea tours are better than japan's.

- REALLY?! I heard that life on the road overseas is much more difficult than in Japan.

Kyo: If you look at Japan's as a standard, maybe it is hard, but over there it's normal. So I think it's stupid to say it's "difficult". I hate how the Japanese think that 20 shows in one month is a lot. Saying that is hard is weak. If you go to different countries, people don't have money to buy instruments and their equipment is beat up. But, still there are bands that scream, and if you look down there's a lot of people watching. I'm think those bands are much more great(sugoi). Knowing that, I don't want to say that touring in a bus with a bed for each of us or performing 20 shows in a month is hard. I don't even want to depend on that. That connects to a weakness and makes a hole in your heart. That's why on a day where there are no shows during a tour, I don't go out to look around, so I just stayed on the bus. I there to make a appearance on the stage and I just want to concentrate on that 100%. Other than that, I don't really care. As long as I can take a back/shower(laughs).

- So, it's how much you can polish yourself. When you are able to bring yourself through that, do you feel like you have achieved something?

Kyo: Not a achievement but a goal of not losing to yourself. Well, it's kind of weird to set up a goal. When I'm in a more difficult position, I'm able to perform better. The more difficult, more of a bad mood I'm in, it's a better show. I just want that "Today I was able to perform well in the show" feeling. That's the only reason why I push myself in a difficult position.

- So the explosion of your anger and negativeness is the description of yourself on stage.

Kyo: That's all I've hot. If I had something else I'm good at, I wouldn't do this much to myself. I can put 100% into this because this is all I have. I don't want to do something incomplete and regret either. In the past I was way too easy on myself. I hate how I used to be and if I can I want to delete that from my past. So I don't want that to build up anymore. Whatever I'm able to do, I do. And, if I have something I left undone or one thing is on my mind, my heart starts to hurt. Recently, I get these pains a lot. During recording, I get annoyed by a 1/8 sound gap and want to rerecord. The other members don't even know what I'm talking about, but to me, this causes a pain to my heart.(btw when he says heart, he literally means heart. its not the emotional, feeling heart)

- When you do that(rerecord if its off timing), do you think of yourself as a professional?

Kyo: No, that's not a professional. Say you have a artist you really like, and that person wants to get hyped up for the show. When you watch those kind of people on stage, you don't really get anything from them. It only seems "eh", when people sing sad songs professionally. The concert begins from the rehersal, not the actual show. If you go deeper, it starts from how you live. Including all that, nothing with lies and regret, I want to fill myself up with that.

- When you push yourself into a difficult position, for example the pain described in your lyrics, does a different feeling come up than what you intended when you wrote the song?

Kyo: I don't think the pain I mainly wrote about will never change. But when I'm able to get more into a song, new things are born or I get into a different world sometimes. That's when the lyrics or melody changes during shows. When I stand on stage, I feel that I'm losing unwanted things. I am challenging myself to only be able to represent myself with my body.

- I was informing that you guys are working on the album, but in the means of getting into songs, are shows and studio work different?

Kyo: There's a world in each song that you look into right? I think about how I can shape that, bring it to the closest of my image in my mind and how I can put my feelings into it. On top of that, something that no one else has done. When I am facing a new song in the studio, this is how I think. When I write new songs, I think about how they would turn out if we performed them in front of audiences, so you can only probably understand about 60-70% of the song on the CD. But then we make songs on the CD that can't be recreated on the stage. In that way, shows and recordings are different.

- The new song "GLASS SKIN" has already been performed live right? After you've performed it, were you able to see a more clear color of the song?

Kyo: Every time we perform it, I understand it better.

- I think that color isn't just one color, but many differ colors and tones. I think the emotions are all heading to one place.

Kyo: You might be right. Ever since "DOZING GREEN". The pain hasn't changed, but the how it comes to me is very different, and that changed the color and my expressions. I think the way the song is changes too.

- Is it from the experience that you've had in the past few years?

Kyo:Yea. My songs and lyrics doesn't mean music, but it's coming from what I naturally feel. If I can become a better person, my expressions changes. After each experience my thoughts cement more and more or more flexible. I think that's the biggest change inside me.


- Seems like you haven't done much communication on the road over there with other people. During that, I'm guessing that you were able to think a lot and polish yourself naturally.

Kyo: yea. But, not only overseas. I think a lot even if I'm in Japan. I sometimes hate how nice the conditions of the tour can be in Japan.I think May's tour had a tighter schedule than before but i think it can be harder. But I'm guessing there aren't that many people that understands me...(laughs)But I never bend my thoughts and think that I'm just being myself. Things like that gives me ideas for lyrics. Everything from my everyday life to my smallest thoughts comes out as lyrics.

- The second songs is "undecided" which was also played in some shows. There was a time when you guys wrote very aggressive songs but do you guys actually like more quiet, melodious songs?

Kyo: No, I actually don't like them that much(laughs). No, really. Its just, theres some songs that I really like. The second song was actually going to be a different accoustic song. And a live version of that. But there weren't any good takes on it so we asked if we can do "undecided". And we really had trouble choosing what to do for the unplugged song but I wanted to try a aggressive song. So I chose "ASOM". But then I couldn't make it to the piano recording so I didn't know where the first verse started and ended. I thought it was pretty interesting. And I wanted to give it my best shot at it and that's how it ended up.

-"ASOM" sounds like its gonna possess you.

Kyo: But I really like it. The image the song originally had really went together with the image and atmosphere the piano track had so I thought this could work. I finished the recording of these 3 songs in one day.

- You really need to be into these songs in order to sing these. But after listening to the first to songs, it sounds like you not liking slow songs sounds like a lie. And you've said before that you don't consider yourself as a vocalist but I think that's a lie too.

Kyo: No, it's not(laughs). I consider myself a voice-craftsman more than a singer. I can't really explain but I don't think of myself as a singer. A person who makes something with the voice. But in shows, I also use my body so I guess that's not it.

- I was just awed.

Kyo: Oh, I see. You know how people have some kind of habit when they sings? I've been trying to kill that since "Dozing Green" so I have a lot of fun. Actually it was really hard for me to set that rule while I was singing. But when I was able to overcome that, I was able to ask myself, "What kind of new world is this?". I didn't write another melodious song to make a part 2 of "DG". This may sound weird, but I think "GLASS SKIN" doesn't really have a catch. It's not like the chorus really hits on you and it's really hard to tell if it's actually there or not. But that's whats good about it. We've never had this smooth sound, and I thought it was really cool. I wanted it to be a song where you can listen to it over and over. I've been in that mode since "DG". "DG" also doesn't have a chorus that just comes at you. You know, anyone can make a song like "OK heres the chorus, listen to it." I don't mind listening to it, but making it on my own...it's no fun.

- Does the album have the new approach?

Kyo: Some of it yes. Some of it I did it on purpose. We've really emphasized that we wanted to make songs that doesn't exist anywhere. It's hard to say "it sounds like...". I'm guessing theres a lot of people imagining how the album might sound based on "DG" and "GS". We'll go past satisfying you and take you to a further level. At this point, we have something that brings this much confidence.

- Do you aim for a different place for your emotions in the lyrics?

Kyo: Some songs, I've written based on how it sounds and some go even deeper than "DG" or "GS"

- The better you get, the more higher the hurdle gets to get into these songs?


- Do you have any goals built from how much you've grown?

Kyo: No. The closer I get to the image of myself I want to be, the further I want to go. So I'm basically chasing myself eternally. But I do see where I want to go. It just keeps moving. I think it's "how far I can go with this body". It's easy to just make things from looking at examples or relying on things. But it's to start with a blank sheet of paper. My goal is to keep on doing that and making more amazing things. More like what I want than a goal.

- You might end up becoming more flexible.

Kyo: The more I push myself I question myself, "What is strength?"Overcoming what you think it the hardest thing in your life, I think, is the strongest thing. I think that thought is making up the core in me. And for a long time, if something really annoying happened, I really hated it. That's where it ended. If you can forgive that, it's really hard but, if you were able to forgive that, that would be really strong. I want that strength. "GS"'s lyrics looks like a love song but it's nothing like that. It actually about environmental problems. I didn't want to write what right or wrong...well it's kind of hard to get that but.

- There's a message beyond the lyrics?

Kyo:Yea. I wanted to tell that i want to make a change, that something crazy is happening. I'm not trying to make society a good place but there's standards for certain things right? I'm not set up to the standards so maybe that's why I'm mad everyday. I want to lose that. I ask if anything is going to happen if I sacrifice myself. That's where my anger comes from sometimes. That's that difference before "DG" and now. Exploding with angers a easy thing to do. But I'm trying to obtain strength from taking in things. That's the me nowadays.

 credits: knosuke


Release Date: 12/04/1994


6. Gozen Reiji no MERRY-GO-ROUND
8. Sore Yuke! R&R BAND
11. HOW
12. La Vie en Rose

Link: MU
Pass: jkun
26th-Mar-2009 01:18 pm - [Album] Jinn - Qualia

Release Date: 02/06/2008


1. Fugue
2. Vuena Vista
3. Route 18
4. Once More
5. Yotaka
6. Haneri
7. Snow Man
8. Moon Flower
9. Mistic
10. Shishi no tane
11. Pandora

Link: MU
Pass: jkun
26th-Mar-2009 12:48 pm - [Album] Jinn - Lemmings

Release Date: 02/28/2007


1. Lemmings
2. Colors of the Four Seasons other side
3. 26 other side
4. Tone Jiggy
5. √135
6. Life
7. Kaidoku Funō
8. Malachite
9. May
10. Raion
11. Someday
12. Katatsumuri
13. Hakuyūko

Link: MU
Pass: jkun


Release Date: 03/25/2009


01. Journey through the Decade
02. J.t.D. Re-Mix RIDE ”Distort”
03. J.t.D. Re-Mix RIDE ”Symphony”
04. Journey through the Decade (instrumental)

Link: 320
Pass: jkun
As eight more incredible rock acts are added to the line up for Download, it has been confirmed that the Big Green Coach Company will be offering festival goers a more environmental way of travelling to this year’s event.

With a line up that’s already boasting several exclusive appearances, including Faith No More, ZZ Top and Limp Bizkit, its getting bigger and better by the day! Travelling from all corners of the globe to perform at this year’s event are Opeth and Meshuggah from Sweden, ! Dir En Grey ! from Japan, US rock acts Five Finger Death Punch, Steadlür and the UK acts You Me At Six, and Lawnmower Deth. 2009’s Download Festival will also see a very special appearance from ex-Guns ‘N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, who brings his latest incarnation Loaded to Download for the very first time.

To make travel easier, we have brought the Big Green Coach Company on board to offer those travelling to this year’s festival a way to not only reduce their carbon footprint but also a great way of making new friends on the way to Donington!

source : link

Link: MU
Password: jkun
Credit: personal upload


Release Date: 06/01/1994


1. Foreign Sand
2. You Had To Be There
3. Foreign Sand (album version)
4. Final Destination

Link: MU
Pass: jkun
Credit: personal upload

This upload also contains a live performance of Foreign Sand.

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