World End Man‘s music video for their new song “Feed the Negative”! Real, bone-crushing death metal straight from Japan! More to come soon, including an interview with singer Kiyo Nishihara, with the release of their new EP, Nobody Wins, later this month! Too pumped to wait? Find WEM on Bandcamp here!
The Beatles’ performance at Budokan Hall in 1966 caused a Japanese teen sensation. Nearly overnight, teens would change the way bands were formed, how popular music was played, and how these bands were idolized. This new sound would come to be known as Group Sounds (GS) and would lead to the creation
I’ve really been getting into what I call “global surf music” lately, or surf music from bands who aren’t from the United States. There’s a lot of great full compilation albums on YouTube and I had found this one, Surfbeat Behind the Iron Curtain, a compilation of surf and instrumental
I love hair metal. I love hair metal so much it burns, you guys. There’s just something so mythical behind the whole hair-spraying, tight-leather-pants-wearing, bare-chested, glitter-and-lipstick-wearing-but-also-hard-liquor-drinking-and-motorcycle-riding way of life that was hair metal (probably especially for those of us who were born after the fact, like me). My AP Government teacher once told
A few days ago, I heard my first Chinese rock and roll song. The day before that, I didn’t even know China had rock music. Now, I’m writing an article about it because I think every single person in the world should know about it. Chinese Rock and Roll Rock and
When most people think of the beginnings of punk rock, they’re more than likely not going to be thinking about bands of four to six shaggily-mop-topped guys wearing tight, multicolored pants; but these are, in fact, the origins of punk rock – the 1960s garage bands. Some of these garage bands