Tainted Reality to End Hiatus with a Telethon Starring Suicide Ali and Luzmelt Live from Tekkoshocon VIII April 8th
March 7, 2010 - Havertown, PA: Tainted Reality, the J-Rock Internet Radio Station that has been in hiatus for most of 2010, is set to celebrate their return to normal activities on April 8th with a telethon starring Visual Kei bands Suicide Ali and Luzmelt live from Tekkoshocon VIII. The Telethon will consist of mini interviews, a simulcast on the station's webcam, the bands spinning and talking about their music, Fan Q&A via the stations AOL instant messenger screen name "TRrequest", and merchandise sales via the station's online store. Best of all, all Suicide Ali and Luzmelt CDs purchased on the store during the telethon will be autographed by the bands, perfect for fans unable to attend the live events at Tekkoshocon! Tainted Reality will also be announcing their upcoming broadcast schedule, which includes exclusive interviews with MUCC, Phantasmagoria, and Ninjaman Japan. The Telethon is set to air on April 8th at 8pm Eastern, 5pm Pacific on www.taintedreality.net
About Suicide Ali:
Formed by vocalist Goshi and guitarist Hiroshi, Suicide Ali breathed it's first breath in 2004. Described as a bastard child of deep psychological ideas and questioning, the band's music and ideas seem to explore and attempt to discover what truely is the meaning of life, from its epic battles to its smallest nuances. The two brought in Yuu on guitars and Hisashi on drums in mid 2005. Having only a few downloadable demos on their website, the band managed to gain wide notoriety with both the Japanese and American visual kei fanbases. When Yuu announced he would be departing the band in early 2009, Koji was welcomed in to fill the void. The band continues to bring its unique autonomy and outlook on life to the world, with hopes to one day conquer it.
Luzmelt is a newly formed Visual Kei band hailing from Tokyo, Japan. The band's concept is the representation of the darkness and the light sought after by people who have lost their hearts. The band is the brainchild of frontman, Yuhma, who has been working on the music and concepts of the band for the past half decade. Their first mini-album "Swallowed Scenery", was released in February 24th to coincide with the band's debut. Their second mini-album "luz-Destination", is set to be released on March 24th, 2010, and will further explore the themes established in the first EP.
Hosting conventions since 2003, Tekkoshocon, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, strives to support the community surrounding Japanese popular media and promote said media's availability in the United States. Tekkoshocon serves as a venue for the public to celebrate and experience various areas of Japanese media and fashion as well as interests unique to the American otaku community. It is also a meeting place where industry members and professionals can conduct business and connect with the general public. Tekkoshocon VIII will be held April 8 - April 11, 2009, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.
About Tainted Reality:
Tainted Reality is the premiere source of Japanese rock (J-Rock) entertainment in the United States. Tainted Reality hosts their own internet radio network dedicated to Japanese musical programming and produces radio shows such as Tainted Reality & The Tainted Reality Talkshow. Tainted Reality often conducts interviews with some of the biggest musical artists of Japan like YOSHIKI of X Japan, Die of Dir en grey, MIYAVI and MUCC. They also manage and organize tours for prominent J-Rock bands such as BLOOD, Versailles -Philharmonic Quintet-, The Candy Spooky Theater as well as producing media such as the Darkest Labyrinth Vol.1 DVD and the Darkest Labyrinth CD.