the GazettE Release Eighth Studio Album「DOGMA」


the GazettE, one of Japan’s leading heavy rock bands, returns with eighth album DOGMA, will be released on CD in the UK and Europe through JPU Records on 2 October, and digitally from 26 August, one week ahead of its digital release in Japan (2 September) and the rest of the world (4 September).

It follows 2013’s BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY release, which peaked at number five in Japan’s Oricon Weekly Album chart, as well as making top ten in global iTunes charts as the band conducted their first world tour.
To celebrate the release, JPU Records will also be re-releasing the GazettE’s first three major-label albums NIL, STACKED RUBBISH and DIM, both digitally and hardcopy.


03. RAGE
04. DAWN
09. LUCY
12. DEUX
14. OMINOUS (Video)

ADAMS New World Tour & CD


Neosexual duo ADAMS is ready to release their first « best of » album in November 2015. It includes classic songs, plus several new tracks and remixes produced by Japanese DJ’s and composers. To promote this double album titled « Original Love », ADAMS will be back on tour in Japan, Europe and USA.

« Original Love » will include past singles and songs from ADAMS (since 2012) as well as new exclusive tracks and several remixes. These are produced by Japanese DJ’s and composers in Japan in collaboration with Shota Yokoyama. KALM (Kôji Yamada) (ex. VELVET EDEN) whose past works also include song composition for Kaya, Seileen (Selia + DJ Sisen), and Art Cube, will be featured on ADAMS’ new opus. Also participating is the young techno DJ Hiroyuki Arakawa, who also acts as owner of his personal label Spectra and spins with some of the biggest names in the scene, including Ken Ishii! Other collaborations are still pending.

ADAMS spreading Original Love all over the world!

A few days ago, the duo announced that they will perform at North Carolina’s Ichibancon on January 1st, 2016, and will put on a « New Year’s Eve » show in Tennessee, USA. More dates will be announced soon.

As for Europe, ADAMS is currently planning as many as 10 shows during November and December 2015. We can already confirm a show in Warsaw, Poland, on November 28th!

Some promotional events are also planned in Japan, and other countries in Asia will follow in 2016.

SCANDAL Release New Album “STAMP!”


JPU Records has just announced the release of Stamp! from “Japan’s most powerful girl rock band” SCANDAL, out now digitally across the UK and Europe on iTunes and Amazon MP3.

The summer anthem was written and composed by the group’s guitarist MAMI while she and the band travelled the world earlier this year promoting latest album HELLO WORLD.

Three-time Grammy Award-winning producer, engineer and mixer Tom Lord-Alge also worked on the single. Lord-Alge’s previous work includes albums from Blink 182, Avril Lavigne and Weezer, as well as Oasis, The Rolling Stones and many more.

Stamp! includes three tracks; the title track, Flashback No.5 and Stamp! (Instrumental). SCANDAL will follow up the release with another new single entitled Sisters, scheduled for a 9 September 2015 release from JPU Records.

HOTEI New Album Release & London Headline Show‏


HOTEI  has  announced  the  release  of  his  new  album  ‘Strangers’,  the  first  international  release  of  his  stellar  career  on  October  16th  through  Spinefarm  Records.  The  album  features  an  array  of  impressive  guests  including  the  godfather  of  punk  Iggy  Pop,  Emigrate/Rammstein’s  Richard  Z.  Kruspe,  Bullet  For  My  Valentine’s  Matt  Tuck,  Noko  from  UK  electronic  band  pioneers  Apollo  440,  and  acclaimed  Texan  singer  Shea  Seger.

Having  sold  more  than  40  million  records  in  his  native  Japan,  Hotei  is  best  known  around  the  world  for  his  original  song,  ‘Battle  Without  Honor  Or  Humanity’,  instantly  recognisable  as  the  theme  from  Quentin  Tarantino’s  film  Kill  Bill,  and  included  here  as  the  dramatic  closing  track.