4th-Peace by Mikanzil EP Review

Release date: 6th May 2019 Genres: Rock, J-Rock Tokyo based freelance singer Mikanzil released her latest EP release titled 4th-peace towards the beginning of the month. The four track EP gives a very brief glimmer of Mikanzil’s ability to mix together very mellow indie inspired melodies with a more powerful and forceful rock vibe. The album cover which like many of their previous releases, has … Continue reading 4th-Peace by Mikanzil EP Review

Japanese Rock from the West Coast (Coast in the Clouds Interview)

Sounds of the Rising Sun has gotten another awesome opportunity to spend some time getting to know another kickass band. This time around though, the site is actually branching off into California and not the land of the rising sun. This might seem a little strange since we focus on Japanese related content but, this interview is pretty unique in the fact that Coast in … Continue reading Japanese Rock from the West Coast (Coast in the Clouds Interview)

A Band Shrouded in Mystery! (IJEN KAI Interview)

Sounds of the Rising Sun got an awesome opportunity to interview the mysterious cyber punk trio who call themselves IJEN KAI! IJEN KAI’s origins are shrouded in mystery as the band dawn masks and dark attire to add to their secretive charm. What we do know is that the band is made up of Ringa, Lee Loi and So-Shin. The band like to describe their … Continue reading A Band Shrouded in Mystery! (IJEN KAI Interview)

Anti by HYDE Album Review

Release date: 3 May 2019 Genres: Rock, J-Rock HYDE’s latest release titled Anti is a thirteen-track album which pulls the listener in from the moment the record begins. The album is a beautiful and commanding rock record which is HYDE’s first solo album to be released for over thirteen years. Anti displays a real collaborative effort between the East and the West as HYDE features both  Japanese and … Continue reading Anti by HYDE Album Review

Mutant Monster 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