USA CD Release of Onmyo-za's "Kongo Kyuubi" from JapanFiles
February 25, 2010 – JapanFiles will release the latest CD by Japanese hard rock / metal legends Onmyo-za titled "Kongo Kyuubi" on March 15, 2010.
The USA CD release will include the complete 28-page Japanese booklet with photos and lyrics. Pre-orders are available at the JapanFiles CD store.
"Kongo Kyuubi" will also be available to fans worldwide from Hot Topic, Amazon.com, and RightStuf.com.
The CD includes the previously released singles "Soukoku," Doukoku," and "Aoki Dokugan" plus the three-part mythology-based "Kumikyoku Kyuubi" suite (called a "masterpiece" by Barks.jp). Keeping with the album's mythology theme, the jacket art features lead vocalist Kuroneko portraying the evil, nine-tailed fox spirit Tamamo-no-mae.
Matatabi (bass, vocals)
Maneki (guitar & chorus)
With over 10 years of history in the Japanese rock music scene, Onmyo-za's releases have consistently placed in Oricon's Top 20. Their 2001 Osaka live show announcing their major-label debut sold out instantly at pre-sale, and the band's strong Japanese fan base has supported them with sold out shows across Japan, including completely sold-out Japanese tours in 2007 and 2008.
Known to metal fans worldwide for their powerful guitar & bass work, Onmyo-za's hit song, "Koga Ninpocho," was written for the Studio Gonzo TV anime series "Basilisk" (released in the USA by FUNimation).
Other Onmyo-za television / game credits include:
-"Soukoku" is the opening theme of Nintendo DS game "Inugamike No Ichizoku"
-"Doukoku" is the ending theme of Nintendo DS game "Inugamike No Ichizoku"
-"Aoki Dokugan" is the main theme song for the pachinko game "CR Sengoku Ranbu -Aoki Dokugan-"
-"Kureha" is the ending theme of TV show "Nippon Jyuudan Okazu Hakken! Route 88"
-"Kokui No Tennyo" is the ending theme of TV show "Adorena! Garage"
-"Kumikyoku 'Yoshitsune' -Akki Hougan" is the ending theme of TV show "Kanbai Gekijyou"
-"Tsuki Ni Murakumo Hana Ni Kaze" is the February (2003) ending theme of TV show "P.S. - Pop Shake"
-"Tsuki Ni Murakumo Hana Ni Kaze" is the ending theme of TV show "Katsura Geinousha Pon!"
-"Youka Ninpouchou" & "Houyoku Tenshou" are the ending themes of TV show "World Pro-wrestling"
-"Mezame" is the October (2003) ending theme of TV show "Bakusyou Mondai No Susume"
Onmyo-za music at JapanFiles Digital Music Store - http://www.japanfiles.com/onmyo-za
Onmyo-za official website - http://www.onmyo-za.net/eng/index.html
JaME Interview with Onmyouza (2006) - http://www.jame-world.com/us/articles-1188-interview-with-onmyo-za.html
Supporting Japanese artists since 2004, JapanFiles specializes in digital sales and media promotion for indie and major Japanese music artists. Music downloads at the JapanFiles Digital Music Store are DRM-free and only 99 cents each.
JapanFiles has sponsored Japanese artist appearances at Sakura-Con, Anime Boston, A-Kon, FanimeCon, Anime Mid-Atlantic, Pacific Media Expo, Anime Vegas, Animex (Mexico), SXSW, Slim's (San Francisco), and Knitting Factory (New York City).
JapanFiles has produced over 20 USA CD releases for Japanese artists, including HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR, girugamesh, Onmyo-za, LM.C, Morning Musume, Hangry & Angry, ketchup mania, Swinging Popsicle, LiN CLOVER, Budo Grape, BESPA KUMAMERO, and three volumes of the “Fresh Cuts from Japan” compilation series.
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