The indie, idol and infamous tour is everything an idol and metal fan could ask for and more. The Manchester show down at the Night and Day Cafe flew by in a black and red haze leaving the northern audience hungry for more. The three part lineup consisted of Garuda followed by 14th Generation Toilet Hanako-san and finished off with DoubleAnd (2&), a line up which … Continue reading Metal Madness, Mischief and Moe! (Indie Idol and Infamous Review)
Metal Matsuri is coming to the UK in the form of the country’s first ever Japanese music festival. The two day festival will be hosted at the London O2 Islington from 4-5 October 2019 and is presented to you by the guys over at ORIONLive UK. The festival offers a regular tickets for either one of the two dates, regular tickets for the full festival … Continue reading Metal Matsuri Festival 2019
Metalcore is a worldwide sub-genre which many people from many different countries adore. Fans of this hard hitting musical will be pleased to know that the Japanese metalcore band CRYSTAL LAKE will be visiting the UK for two nights on their latest 2019 tour as well as a spot at Download Festival. Their latest tour will move from their homeland of Japan before moving into Europe and into … Continue reading CRYSTAL LAKE UK Tour 2019
Garage punk three piece Mutant Monster are coming to the UK this May for an epic time of punk girl goodness. The tour currently has a total of five dates listed around the country and more dates are to be added to the list. So far the tour has dates for London on 23rd May at O2 Academy Islington before heading to The Parish in Huddersfield, Bannermans … Continue reading Mutant Monster UK Tour 2019
Idols, adorable girls who sing either together in a group or as a stand alone act are an infamous part of the Japanese music scene. This phenomenon brought to you by ORIONlive UK is hitting the UK this April with full force giving us Brits a true taste of the meaning Indie, Idol and Infamous. The tour which is set to take place over the course of three dates … Continue reading Indie, Idol and Infamous UK Tour 2019
Release date: 16 January 2019 Genres: J-Pop, Rock, J-Rock Gamushara is a wild album and much of my time listening to each track was filled with both delight and puzzlement. Is it rock? Pop? Metal? Rap? More like an eclectic mixture of the genres mishmashed into a beautifully bizarre album creating 46 minutes of pure bliss for the ears. Gamushara starts off with its opening … Continue reading Gamushara (我夢者羅) by Q’ulle Album Review
Hi, welcome to the Sounds of the Rising Sun blog, I’m Samantha the owner of this site. This blog is dedicated to sharing and appreciating Japanese music and the rich culture which goes along with it. Sounds of the Rising Sun will cover a range of topics which include live, album and single reviews, opinion pieces, news, meet the artist pieces, Japanese culture and much … Continue reading Welcome to Sounds of the Rising Sun!