kakuunohito or 架空の人 is the performance name of Japanese artist Yuichi Ikehata. Under the name kakuunohito, Ikehata creates images of decay and dismemberment that are stunningly gorgeous and unbelievably creepy. It’s as if the subjects are caught in a split second of spontaneous combustion; I can almost imagine the skin flying off
Japan has always been famous for its fashion subcultures. Walk about Tokyo on the weekend and you’ll see the usual mash-up of lolita, rockabilly and cosplay enthusiasts. But look that little bit harder and you’ll also see the chino slacks, white vests and tattoos belonging to Japanese ‘Cholos’ – those who
France’s Music Fear Satan label is getting ready to release an epic MONARCH / BIRUSHANAH split this June, and we’re very happy to be sharing it with you today! This split is not only gorgeous to behold, it is a thick slab of heaviness ready to decimate your very being.
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!
Japan’s powerviolence sadists FRIENDSHIP have a new album set to be unleashed on the world tomorrow via the always spot-on Sentient Ruin Laboratories. I&II is an underworldly audio punishment – this band has no mercy in its campaign of sonic terror. Listen to our full stream of I&II below and make