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‘Kawaii’ metal goes viral

BABYMETAL. (Official album image)
Angelica Wallingford March 27, 2014

When most people think of typical Japanese pop music they think of cute outfits and sugary sweet pop songs. At first glance, BABYMETAL fits that description perfectly. Then you put on their debut, self-titled...

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Japanese rock band Church of Misery shreds at the Soda Bar

On the far left is bassist and founder Tatsu Mikami, center vocalist Hideki Fukasawa, right lead guitarist Ikuma Kawabe. From their Thanksgiving show at San Diego's Soda Bar. Jennifer Ovalle, City Times.
Jennifer Ovalle December 14, 2013

Japanese doom-metal band Church of Misery made a stop at the San Diego music venue on their second American tour promoting their latest and fifth album “Thy Kingdom Scum.”The Nov. 24 show was...

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