FLOW To Release New Album "BLACK & WHITE", Appearing At Anime Matsuri 2012

Mar 14th 2012
Following the smash-hit anime tie-in compilation album “FLOW ANIME BEST”,
FLOW will be digitally releasing their new album “BLACK&WHITE” through iTunes and Amazon, celebrating their 10th anniversary!

Actively performing internationally from the US, Singapore, to Korea, FLOW will appear at the largest anime convention in France this summer.

Next month in April, FLOW will also return to the US once again for a performance at Anime Matsuri 2012 held near Huston.

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Release Information

Available on March 13, 2012 via iTunes & Amazon

[Tracklist]
1. Hey!!! ( Opening theme song to Anime BEELZEBUB)
2. Rock Climber
3. Kakumei
4. Konosaihakkirisasetokouka!
5. Kanjyou kousinkyoku
6. Chelsea girl
7. Ohayou Japonica
8. BLACK & WHITE
9. Tabidachi Graffiti
10. Hikari
11. ON THE LINE

Album “FLOW ANIME BEST” is also available on iTunes and Amazon!
Including theme songs from NARUTO, Eureka Seven, Code Geass, etc.

*Click here for iTunes Link

*Click here for Amazon Link

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FLOW's US Live Information


April 6-8, 2012
THE WOODLANDS, TX
The Woodlands Waterway Marriot Hotel & Convention Canter
animematsuri.com/
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[PROFILE]
Originally formed in 1993 by TAKE and his older brother/vocalist KOHSHI, the band was named FLOW in '98 and evolved into its current line-up in 2000, after bassist GOT'S, another vocalist KEIGO and drummer IWASAKI joined the siblings.
They released an indie debut album a decade ago in 2001, and since then the 5-piece band's fast ascent to the top of the mainstream J-Pop scene has been virtually unstoppable.

In 2003, they dropped their last indie single “Okuru Kotoba”, a New Found Glory-style, punk rock cover of a well-known Japanese tune from the 70s, and sold 270,000 units.That same year, they signed with Ki/oon Records and followed up the single's success with their first major release SPLASH!!!, which dashingly reached number two on the Oricon chart.
By the spring of the next year, FLOW has become a household name with at least 7 of their records picked up to be theme songs for commercials and TV shows.

Then, in April 2004, “GO!!!” became the opening song for Naruto – an anime series that was already massively popular in Japan.Needless to say the song became an instant hit and the first of many anime theme songs that FLOW would come to create.The May 10, 2011, U.S. released FLOW ANIME BEST includes 10 of these anime theme songs that have been released between 2004 and 2009.

With the now legendary “GO!!!” and continues to showcase FLOW's exciting contributions to the anime world throughout.
The band's West Coast punk-inspired signature sound fills the tracks like “Re:member”, another opener from Naruto, and “CALLING”, the ending song from a new series HEROMAN (U.S. air schedule pending); while some songs, such as “DAYS”, a mid-tempo number with the dramatic strings, introduce a fresher side of their sonic offerings. Their lyrics are often uplifting and empowering, and complement the anime stories, as exemplified by “COLORS”, the opening for Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.

2011, made appearances at anime conventions FanimeCon (San Jose) and Anime Central (Chicago) in the U.S., both in May.
Again in 2012, they are ready to rock on the international arena for their growing fan base throughout the world!
With the genesis of the band's true success story is only now unfolding!

FLOW are:
KOHSHI (Vocals)
KEIGO (Vocals)
TAKE (Guitar)
GOT'S (Bass)
IWASAKI (Drums)

www.FLOW.mu

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