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Shou & hide dollz! [Aug. 5th, 2006|07:33 pm]
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sinakyu
Sorry, everyone for my long absence ^^'
Today, I post two old dollz that I made

One of Shou from "alicenine.", with Yuri wa aoku saite clothes, and another of hide, with Rocket Dive clothes.
I hope that you love it ^^


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The TRAX [Jul. 23rd, 2006|10:31 am]
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x_psyence
[mood |contemplativecontemplative]

The TRAX (http://trax-net.jp/)

Okay, so it's not technically "JRock"; gimme a break.

This group have a slightly unusual history; a rock band started by a talent agency. They joined SM Entertainment a few years back, and were trained and grouped together into the 4-man band we know today.

Each member has a stage name, spelling out the word "TRAX"; Typhoon, Rose, Attack, Xmas. (Whoever's idea that was... probably needs to be shot)

They debuted in Korea, releasing their first single PARADOX; and then joined an expo in the Tokyo Dome to make their Japan debut, releasing SCORPIO in December 2004, written and produced by none other than X-Japan's frontman, YOSHIKI. Known for blazing right in on a new band (eg. GLAY, Dir en grey) and then discarding them, he seems to have since lost interest. :P

TRAX's version of the famous X song "Tears" became a theme for a popular Japanese movie: 僕の彼女を紹介します (boku no kanojo wo shoukai shimasu)

Following up with their second single "Rhapsody" in April 2005, the TRAX's attempt to take Japan by storm was not going terribly well, but they plowed on regardless, bless 'em.

Surprisingly, their foreign fanbase is full to bursting, they are insanely popular overseas, and it's a bit of a mystery as to how they've never really made it big in Japan (yet, anyway)

Their third single Blaze Away was released in September 2005, and the title track became the opening theme for Eyeshield21, a Japanese anime. Despite this, the TRAX still never got their big break in Japan, still playing tiny venues such as Shibuya Eggman and Machida Playhouse.

Since then, drummer Rose left the band, leaving only three members.

Their first full album "First Rain" with tracks written by the likes of Himuro Kyosuke (ex-BOOWY) is due to be released in Korea in July 2006, and a forth single "RESOLUTION" is set for Japanese general release in August.

I'll flesh this out a bit later... I've got work to do! :D

Related Links:

Japanese Official Site:
http://trax-net.jp/

Korean Official Site:
http://www.thetrax.com

TRAX LiveJournal Community
http://www.livejournal.com/~the_trax
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Jrock icons [Jul. 15th, 2006|08:23 pm]
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sinakyu
some icons that I made. Unfortunately, a lots of are in 150x150 but I promise now to make only in 100x100 ^^'

There are :
  • 12012
  • alicenine.
  • AILE
  • The GazettE

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INO HEAD PARK [Oct. 18th, 2005|03:38 pm]
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x_psyence
[Tags|, , ]
[mood |accomplished]
[music |Escape - Janne Da Arc]

Ino Head Park ( http://www.inoheadpark.com ) was formed in 2003, when a few of it's members were drinking in the Kichijouji area of Tokyo.

In Kichijouji, there is a park called "Inokashira Kouen"; and... well, Ino are retards. They took the kanji from Inokashirakouen and translated some of them into English; coming out with Ino Head Park. (Kashira meaning Head, and Kouen meaning Park, Ino means Well; so I guess Well's Head Park wasn't so catchy)

Anyway; at that time, Ino had MANY members - many of whom were from JO:YA's (ex-DopeHEADz) solo project. There were 4 main members, and a very large amount of support members. (Something like 6 people XD)

Currently; there are still only 4 main members, plus two or three support members, who have been culled right down over the 2 years since Ino's birth.

The current members are as follows: Lead vocals, JO:YA (Lucide, DopeHEADz [with Heath and Pata form X Japan]); Guitar, SUSSY (SexMACHINEGUNS); MC/vocals, Kazuki/MicMan (Crazy Horse Kameen - an old Support member for SexMACHINEGUNS); and guitar, Takuya (Grimm the Capsule, Kneuklid Romance [Malice Mizer's Kami's old band], and support member for Makoto from Aucifer).

The two current support members are De-hi- (ex-AsiaRave) on bass, and ShiMo-3 (ex-support member for SexMACHINEGUNS). Previous to ShiMo-3, there was Mi2 (bye2regret), who has left; but Ino seem to be holding out some hope that he might return at some point. As well as this, Heath was cited as a support member for Ino's Korea tour, which sadly, never happened.

Anyway; at first Ino Head Park was just a joke band, and their first concert was played on August 31st 2003, during which they played Avril Lavugne's sk8r boi, Limp Bizkit and Rocket Dive by hide. Ino instantly got a lot of fans, and then began to write their own music.

At the time of their first concert, Mi2 (who is a big fan of Slipknot) suggested that they don black jumpsuits and masks, to contradict the hyper pop songs they intended to play. They were an instant hit

After the black suits; they changed to Orange, to distance themselves a little from Slipknot, and have since changed to grey, and have currently settled on PINK, where I think they will stay - at least for a while.

Their first oneman was celebrated on April 9th 2005; Half the concert was perfomed in orange, and half in pink; with heart shaped balloons and streamers.

Their second oneman was October 2nd of the same year, revealing two new members! (sort of!) Ichigoman! Who are in fact Sussy and Takuya wearing Strawberry costumes...

MORE COMING LATER!!
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天照 [Amaterase] [Oct. 18th, 2005|03:01 pm]
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x_psyence
[mood |crazycrazy]
[music |amaterase, daishi, akira, takui]

"Amaterase" is the name of the Japanese Sun Goddess, the beginning of everything. Contrary to this, Amaterase say that although this is her name, they prefer the image that their kanji project.

The kanji used for Amaterase consist of "Ten", meaning heaven, and "Terasu", meaning light. Daishi says that they want to be seen as "Ten kara terasu" the "Light from Heaven".

Musically, Amaterase's philosophy is easy to understand, and yet very deep and complex. They are an effortless blend of past and future, good and evil, dark and light; combining traditional styles with new technology.

Formed in 2001, Amaterase is comprised of 2 members, Daishi (guitar and programming) and Akira (vocals).

大祀殿下 (Daishi Denka)
Position: Guitar, Programming.
Height: 177cm
Weight: 55kg
Birthdate: April 23rd
Blood type: A

After growing up in Singapore, Daishi has worked with Buck-Tick as a sound manipulator, honing his skills later used to create Amaterase's haunting melodies. He is the main writer of the group, writing all three singles, and the lyrics to accompany them. As well as this, he has also played support guitar for brAin-driVe and Takui during their live shows.

晃くん (Akkun)
Position: Vocals.
Height: 171cm
Weight: (Refuses to tell)
Birthdate: September 9th
Blood type: O

Debuting in August 2001, Amaterase performed their first gig together at Roppongi Y2K. At this time, they gave out a free promo disc containing Hi no Koku and Shinrabanshou to concert atendees who completed their anquette (feedback form). As well as this, they sold a minidisc (1000Y) with JESUS CLEANSING, Chikyuu no Ko and Kibou ga Oka on it.

This is around the time they came to call their live shows "Matsuri" meaning "festival". They decided that each concert should have the feeling of anticipation, excitement and the journey that matsuri time holds for all people.

In December 2001, their first promotion video "CHI" went on sale in Like an Edison, Shinjuku NOIZ and Osaka Detwan. The video contained Hi no Koku and Daichi no Uta.

December 2003 celebrated Amaterase's first oneman concert in Ikebukuro Cyber. This was quickly followed by their second in ESP 11 on March 13th the following year.

March 14th was the release date for Amaterase's next Promo CD, containing clips of Houma, Haja and Shinrabanshou, as well as a short intro track from Akira (Goaisatsu).

June 2004 marked Amaterase's first Northern Japan tour, seeing them travel up to Hokkaido.

In September of that year, Amaterase's first single "暁"(akatsuki)[Dawn] (2,100Y) was released, containing Marogare[Gather together], Kagerou and Akatsuki. Shortly after this, a second rare edition was released, containing these three tracks as well as a Matsuri version of Marogare (live version) (2000Y).

October 2nd 2004 was the day of their third oneman, titled "天空星瞬"(tenkou)[twinkling stars in the ether] at Shibuya O-West. Hiroshi (famous traditional Japanese-style instrument tutor - he taught Gackt shamisen) joined them as their drummer, as well as a pair of famous VJs.

March 2005 brought around Amaterase's fourth oneman, this time for charity - tickets were 1000Y each.

June 14 of that year had Amaterase joining up with other bands such as Underground for a high-profile performance at Shinkiba Studio Coast. The show was later aired on M-On TV.

During summer 2005, Amaterase made a few TV appearences, to promote their new single "Kibou ga Oka", which was released on the 24th of August, containing the tracks Kibou ga Oka, Gou (karuma) and acoustic version of the title track.

With this CD, costing 1,200Y at it's original value, Amaterase also delivered the chance for fans to win tickets to one of two concerts, held on Tokyo and Osaka, with a form which was distributed within the CD case. In this cootest, everybody won - because even for those who didn't get a ticket, everybody was given a free Amaterase promotional poster.

Amaterase rounded off this summer activity with a fifth oneman at Nagoya Heartland on the 25th of September.

As of October 19th, Amaterase's latest single KIBOU GA OKA became available for selection from CyberDAM systems at most Big Echo karaoke venues. The request number is 5575-7. An interview with Amaterase was also featured in November's issue of Cure, released on the 21st.

December heralded the celebrating and advance sale of Amaterase's new DVD at three different events across Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo from the 12-17th. The DVD went on regular sale on Jan 15th 2006; and entered the Oricon Chart at number 10.

Their next single was relesad on April 26th 2006, and titled Itsutsu no Umi no Monogatari. It contained three tracks; the title track, Haja, and an acoustic version of Itsutsu no umi no monogatari.

They are planning a full album for release on September 20th 2006. The tracklist is as yet unknown, but one thing for sure is that we can expect big things from these guys!

Related Links:

Amaterase Official Site
http://www.amaterase.com

Amaterase LiveJournal Community:
http://www.livejournal.com/~amaterase
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(no subject) [Oct. 14th, 2005|12:54 pm]
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x_psyence
[Tags|, , , , ]
[mood |crushedcrushed]

First off, I would just like to make a complaint about TUSK. XD

Vocalist of Zi:KILL from 1988-1994, and also starring in Seth et Holth with hide; Tusk dissapeared off the face of the planet after leaving Zi:Kill. He joined The Slut Banks and worked with them for a few years before joining CRAZE.

CRAZE had a string of hits with Tusk from 2000-2004; but Tusk announced his leaving in August 2005.

CRAZE are set to disband in December 2005 after an eleven year run in the VK market.

TUSK will hereby dissapear again. T_T;

Bastard. Keep your eye on him - he's a sneaky one.

CRAZE were very popular throughout their run as a band, comprising of Ichiro/Cipher (D'erlanger, BODY) on guitar, Seiichi (Zi:Kill) on bass and Tetsu (D'erlanger, Zi:Kill, BODY) on drums.

In 1997, CRAZE's first official vocalist Kenichi Fujisaki (Aion, Meinkamph, justy-nasty) joined them, and they released their first single NAKED BLUE in September of that year, following it up swiftly with their album BE CRAZY.

After the release fo their secind album THAT'S LIFE in November, Kenichi left to join the group "6".

December 1997 heralded the arrival of CRAZE's next vocalist - Toyokazu Ogata (Ash and Majesty).

HEARTS (single) and ZERO (album) flowed out in early 1998, as well as a live album [liv], which was recorded during Kenichi's time, but released after his leaving. They released another album in early 1999, and shortly after, Toyokazu left the band and has since moved on to join tubTRaCK.

August 1999 brought around CRAZE's third vocalist, Shinichiro Suzuki (Soro, Deal). Together, the new line-up released one album before Sinichiro (Blood) left in July 2000.

Eventually, TUSK showed up and joined the band, remaining with them for the next five years, setting a new record for the band. Their first album together was released in March 2001, followed by a complation album THE GROTESQUE HITS. They released one album, two mini-albums and a tour duruing this spout.

May 2005 marked the release of two live DVDs, raking in the top five on Oricon during their first day of release. CRAZE celebrated its 10th anniversary with a four-concert tour during spring and summer that year.

In August 2005, TUSK announced his departure, sadly leaving the band to dissolve in January 2006, after playing their last gig in Shibuya AX.

Related Links:

CRAZE:
http://www.tkma.co.jp/craze/
http://www.t-n-f.co.jp/craze/

6:
http://www.6six.jp/

tubTRaCK:
http://tubtrack.dee.cc/

Blood (Shinichiro Suzuki)
http://www.badblood.jp/
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