Press Release: VERY BERRY Release Songs on YouTube

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LOS ANGELES, CA (November 29, 2017) - Visual kei band VERY BERRY have released almost their entire discography on YouTube. Songs are available from their albums “ache”, “QUARTET”, and “QUARTET M”.

The songs can be heard on VERY BERRY’s YouTube at the following URL:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1hoHfI7tzDV9gIcAAYNdIg/videos

VERY BERRY’s albums “QUARTET” and “QUARTET M” are available for purchase internationally on CDJapan, here: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/person/700718037

About VERY BERRY: VERY BERRY is a project that was started in August of 2013 by guitarist Nao of heidi. and vocalist Baku of Hana Shounen Baddies! Vocalist Baku's lyrics cover new ground and when placed against the sound of a heavy guitar, it belts out the pain of life in a new way. They want you to feel “touched emotionally.” And (somehow) this is also a band where all of the members originate from Tochigi prefecture.

Individually, Nao and Baku have an impressive history within the music industry. Baku has been active since 2002, and has performed both in bands and as a soloist. Nao has been active with his band heidi. since 2006 and has performed around the world. In 2011, they had their US debut at AM2 in Anaheim, CA, and performed at Anime Weekend Atlanta in Georgia the following year. In 2014, they underwent their first European tour, playing in countries such as Russia, Poland, Germany, France, Finland, and more. In 2014, they had their Philippines debut at Best of Anime, and later that year returned to the US for PMX. In 2015 they performed in Thailand, and made their return to Anime Weekend Atlanta. That same year, they made their Oklahoman debut at Izumicon. In 2016, they performed at NipponCon in Germany.  

Official Website: http://artist-baku.futureartist.net/  
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/veryberryyyyy/
Baku Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/baku0815  
Official YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1hoHfI7tzDV9gIcAAYNdIg/videos

Press Release: Official DIR EN GREY Merchandise from Japan Now Available on Chaotic Harmony Imports

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LOS ANGELES, CA (November 26, 2017) - Chaotic Harmony Imports is proud to now feature official merchandise from j-rock giant DIR EN GREY. All merch is official and imported from Japan, and features a wide variety of tour merch, including apparel, towels, bags, accessories, and more.

The merch is available on the following page: https://goo.gl/KnVpXT

As the current inventory is a trial run, each item is available in very small quantities. Feedback about which merchandise customers and fans would like restocked can be sent to info@chaotic-harmony.net or via social media messages and comments. All feedback will be considered.

About Chaotic Harmony Imports: Chaotic Harmony Imports was created in early 2016 after seeing the high demand for visual kei merchandise that is often sold exclusively in Japan and hard to obtain. With seasoned industry staff, Chaotic Harmony focuses on being able to support artists directly, while still giving international fans the merch they desire. All inventory available on Chaotic Harmony has been purchased directly from the artist and sold with their permission.

Now, Chaotic Harmony Imports has grown past simply being a retailer and beginning in mid 2017, presented successful events featuring artists such as LM.C, SANA, and Avanchick. They are already planning events for 2018, starting with DatuRΛ at Tokyo in Tulsa.

Chaotic Harmony can be found on the web at:
Webshop: www.chaotic-harmony.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/cha0ticharmony
Twitter: www.twitter.com/cha0ticharmony
Tumblr: www.cha0ticharmony.tumblr.com  

Press Release: Guitarist Lin Releases Instrumental Compilation from “King of Fighters -Destiny-”, Opens Website, and Starts Facebook Page

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LOS ANGELES, CA (November 24, 2017) - Visual kei guitarist Lin will release a solo instrumental compilation of 3 songs, produced for the Chinese animation “King of Fighters -Destiny-”. The compilation is titled ‪"Music for KOF -Quanhuang Mingyun-"‬ and will be released internationally on December 20, 2017.

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‪Tracklisting:

  1. ‪Renzhe -Ninjia-‬

  2. Heianzhiwang -Dark Master-‬

  3. Shenyouruhe? -Against the GOD-‬

“Music for KOF -Quanhuang Mingyun-” will be distributed through Grows Independent Music and available on the following:

  • iTunes Store

  • amazon music

  • Prime music

  • RecoChoku

  • music.jp

  • oricon

  • Spotify

  • Mora

  • LINE MUSIC

  • Google Play Music

  • KKBOX

  • And more

Lin has also opened his own official website at the following link: http://lin-official.com/
The website is available in both Japanese and Chinese.

A Facebook page which features English and Japanese content has also been created:
https://www.facebook.com/%E5%87%9B-Lin--138915040090783/

About Lin: Lin is a visual kei guitarist who was born in China and grew up in Japan.
After centering his musical activities in Kansai, he opened his own label, Grows Independent Music, in 2011.
In that same year, Affective Synergy became active.
In 2012, the Chinese visual kei band Lilith was formed in Shanghai. Their activities expanded worldwide.
Already shouldering the burden of being the main composer of his own bands, Lin is now also providing music to anime and games.

Between the years of 2013 and 2015, Lin was contracted as an endorser for Jarrell Guitars.

As of August, 2016, Lin became an official endorser for Japanese instrument maker ESP, as well as E-Ⅱ.

Lin Official Website: http://lin-official.com/
Affective Synergy Official Website: http://affectivesynergy.com/
Lin Ming Production Official Website: http://linmingproduction.com/
Lin Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/%E5%87%9B-Lin--138915040090783/
Lin Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/AS_LinLin
Lin Ming Production YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTklbkZF-XpQ-xTH_HCdhdA

Press Release: Bassist Fuka to Withdraw from DatuRΛ

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LOS ANGELES, CA (November 23, 2017) - DatuRΛ’s bassist Fuka will withdraw from the band, with his final performance taking place on December 13, 2017 at Ikebukuro Ruido K3. They will use a support bassist for their upcoming shows. DatuRΛ is still scheduled to appear at Oklahoma’s Tokyo in Tulsa in July of 2018, and more information will be released as it is confirmed.

The band’s official statement has been translated and is as follows:

“Thank you very much for your usual support of DatuRΛ.

While it is abrupt, we have both an announcement and an apology for everyone.

At this time, following the performance on 12/13/2017, bassist Fuka will withdraw.

As for the reason, Fuka had a difference of opinion with the other members regarding moving forward. They want to prioritize performing shows as a band and Fuka places importance on stage presence. Going along with that, they respect his opinion of wanting to change how he views music and instruments. So that's how things ended up like this.

We apologize deeply from our hearts to our fans and staff for this abrupt announcement.

Additionally, regarding Fuka's activities in the future, he will reflect on the year he spent in regard to the bass and the band, so his participation in the upcoming shows is not yet determined.

For DatuRΛ’s upcoming performances, we will be welcoming assistance of a support bassist.

They will still be doing the sponsored shows in December and January, and the commemoration show for their first year of activities in February, and DatuRΛ will convey their feelings to everyone with their stage performance even more than before.

We look forward to your unchanging support.

DatuRΛ
Ayato / Miel / Gill / Fuka / φ-fai-”

About DatuRΛ: DatuRΛ is a visual kei band that formed and began activities in Japan on February, 16th, 2017. They are well-known for the various ways they enrapture their audience through songs that have an intense, loud tempo and tunes with an adult atmosphere and jazz components.  

Their charm lies in their catchy melodies that evoke a painful nostalgia for some place else. Their stage performance with its big impact and a worldview represented by vocalist Ayato is poisonous.

Following an event they sponsored on September 25th, DatuRΛ released their 3rd single “Saiai”. They held a solo performance at Ikebukuro EDGE on October 5th and are a consistently active band in the scene. DatuRΛ are now set to make their US debut in 2018.

Official Website: http://datura-official.com/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/@datura_official
Official YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOWM0K9K-t7b87DhqgLQlxA

Press Release: DatuRΛ to Make US Debut at Tokyo in Tulsa 2018

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LOS ANGELES, CA (October 28, 2017) - Chaotic Harmony Imports is proud to present DatuRΛ at Tokyo in Tulsa 2018 for their US debut. Tokyo in Tulsa (TnT) will be held July 13-15, 2018 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Cox Business Center and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa Downtown. While at Tokyo in Tulsa, DatuRΛ will hold a live concert as well as participate in a panel, autograph sessions, VIP Sakura Dinner, and Tokyo in Tulsa Foundation Charity Ball. More details about each event will come soon.

Passes are available now at http://tokyointulsa.com/registration/.

VIP Sakura Club passes, which are limited to a total of 150, are valid for all 3 days and grant entry to the VIP Sakura Dinner as well as priority access to all events, including the concert, panel(s), and autograph sessions.

DatuRΛ has also released a comment video to commemorate the announcement which can be watched on YouTube at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Pz5I7O4Deo

About DatuRΛ: DatuRΛ is a visual kei band that formed and began activities in Japan on February, 16th, 2017. They are well-known for the various ways they enrapture their audience through songs that have an intense, loud tempo and tunes with an adult atmosphere and jazz components. Their charm lies in their catchy melodies that evoke a painful nostalgia for some place else. Their stage performance with its big impact and a worldview represented by vocalist Ayato is poisonous.

Following an event they sponsored on September 25th, DatuRΛ released their 3rd single “Saiai”. They held a solo performance at Ikebukuro EDGE on October 5th and are a consistently active band in the scene. DatuRΛ are now set to make their US debut in 2018 at Tokyo in Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Official Website: http://datura-official.com/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/@datura_official
Official YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOWM0K9K-t7b87DhqgLQlxA

About Tokyo in Tulsa: Tokyo in Tulsa (TnT) is a fan-based convention with a focus on Japanese Anime, Culture, and Pop Culture. With a mission of "To Educate and Build Community Through Entertainment", Tokyo in Tulsa proves that education does not have to come from traditional sources and that even two vastly different world views can find common ground. From humble beginnings as a parking lot block party and despite many road blocks, Tokyo in Tulsa has grown each year ... and we keep breaking records!

Tokyo in Tulsa hosts over 300 hours of programming for Anime, Gaming (Console, Arcade, PC, LARP, CCG, Laser Tag and Tabletop), Japanese and Tulsa Culture, Art, Writing, Music, Shopping (with vendors, artists and exhibitors from all of the country) and much more!

Official Website: http://tokyointulsa.com/
Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tokyointulsa/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/tokyointulsa
Official YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYF07EUEgqpem1d2o_IFP5w

Press Release, News

Press Release: NOAH (Ex. Avanchick) Announces Solo Project

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LOS ANGELES, CA (October 15, 2017) - Ex. Avanchick vocalist NOAH has announced a new solo project, featuring a plethora of support members from various bands, including Hyu-ga from Avanchick.

Main Support Artists:
Gt. Noburin
Ba. RuRu (ex. ALIVE)
Dr. Hyu-ga (ex. Avanchick)

Additional Support Artists:
Gt. Hikarito (Aiolin)
Gt. Yua (ex. iNSOMNiA)
Gt. Rogiwo
Ba. Reisu (Aiolin)

Guest Artists:
Vo. masaya (ex. BLESSCODE)

NOAH has also announced a number of dates of shows and events for his solo project, as well as the support lineup for each.

11.20.2017 - Shinjuku clubSCIENCE
Vo. NOAH (ex. Avanchick)
Gt. Noburin
Gt. Robiwo
Ba. RuRu (ex. ALIVE)
Dr. Hyu-ga (ex. Avanchick)

NOAH Birthday Two-Days
12.22.2017 - Shinjuku clubSCIENCE

Vo. NOAH (ex. Avanchick)
Gt. Hikarito (Aiolin)
Gt. Noburin
Ba. RuRu (ex. ALIVE)
Dr. Hyu-ga (ex. Avanchick)

12.23.2017 - Shinjuku clubSCIENCE
Vo. NOAH (ex. Avanchick)
Gt. Hikarito (Aiolin)
Gt. Noburin
Ba. Reisu (Aiolin)
Dr. Hyu-ga (ex. Avanchick)
Guest Vo. Masaya (ex. BLESSCODE)

Bangyaru Jiken ~Shinshun SP~
1.13.2018 - Ikebukuro EDGE
Vo. NOAH (ex. Avanchick)
Gt. Noburin
Gt. Yua (ex. iNSOMNiA)
Ba. RuRu (ex. ALIVE)
Dr. Hyu-ga (ex. Avanchick)

1.14.2018 Ikebukuro EDGE
Vo. NOAH (ex. Avanchick)
Gt. Noburin
Gt. TBA
Ba. RuRu (ex. Alive)
Dr. Hyu-ga (ex. Avanchick)

NOAH Project Tokyo/Nagoya/Osaka Tour
2.23.2018 - HOLIDAY NEXT NAGOYA
Vo. NOAH (ex. Avanchick)
Gt. Noburin
Ba. RuRu (ex. ALIVE)
Dr. Hyu-ga (ex. Avanchick)

2.24.2018 - Osaka LIVE HOUSE’D
Vo. NOAH (ex. Avanchick)
Gt. Noburin
Ba. RuRu (ex. ALIVE)
Dr. Hyu-ga (ex. Avanchick)

2.27.2018 - Shinjuku clubSCIENCE
Vo. NOAH (ex. Avanchick)
Gt. Noburin
Ba. RuRu (ex. ALIVE)
Dr. Hyu-ga (ex. Avanchick)

About NOAH: NOAH, born on December 25 and hailing from Kumamoto, Japan, was the vocalist of the Tokyo-based visual kei band Avanchick and acted as their main composer and lyricist. Avanchick was active from July 11, 2014 until October 6, 2017. Avanchick stood out in the crowded visual kei scene for NOAH’s truly talented vocal abilities combined with the outstanding musicianship and stage presence of the other band members. In 2016, NOAH provided guest vocals to the American band Lightning Strikes. In July of 2017, Avanchick performed at Tokyo in Tulsa in Oklahoma, and was one of the conventions most successful performing musical guests. In 2017, following the disbandment of Avanchick, NOAH will begin his solo project, simply titled NOAH Project.

Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/avanchick_noah

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Press Release: DatuRΛ to Make US Debut

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LOS ANGELES, CA (October 8, 2017) - Chaotic Harmony Imports is proud to present DatuRΛ, as they make their US debut in 2018. More details will be announced later in October, including the dates and location.

About DatuRΛ: DatuRΛ is a visual kei band that formed and began activities in Japan on February, 16th, 2017. They are well-known for the various ways they enrapture their audience through songs that have an intense, loud tempo and tunes with an adult atmosphere and jazz components.  

Their charm lies in their catchy melodies that evoke a painful nostalgia for some place else. Their stage performance with its big impact and a worldview represented by vocalist Ayato is poisonous. Following an event they sponsored on September 25th, DatuRΛ released their 3rd single “Saiai”. They held a solo performance at Ikebukuro EDGE on October 5th and are a consistently active band in the scene. DatuRΛ are now set to make their US debut in 2018.

Official Website: http://datura-official.com/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/@datura_official
Official YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOWM0K9K-t7b87DhqgLQlxA

Press Release: Affective Synergy to Tour Asia with RAZOR

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LOS ANGELES, CA (August 25, 2017) - Visual kei fans can catch RAZOR and Affective Synergy live in concert in Taiwan and China. Both bands will be performing together in Taipei, Taiwan and Shanghai, China. The tour information is as follows:

LIN MING PRODUCTION「ROCK AGE Case.010」
-VISUAL SHOCK in ASIA 2017-

11.03.17 - Taipei THE WALL (Taipei, Taiwan)
Time: OPEN: 7:00/START: 7:30
Tickets: VIP: NT$2,000, Regular: NT$1,500, At the Door: NT$1,800

11.05.17 - BANDAI NAMCO SHANGHAI BASE/FUTURE HOUSE (Shanghai, China)
Time: OPEN: 7:00/START: 7:30
Tickets: VIP: 480 RMB, Regular: 280 RMB, At the Door: 380 RMB

This show is planned by LIN MING PRODUCTION and produced by Grows Independent Music. For more information, fans can contact information@linmingproduction.com.

About Affective Synergy: Led by Lin, the former guitarist for the Chinese visual kei rock band Lilith, Affective Synergy, abbreviated as AS, is a visual kei rock band active in Japan.
As of October 2016, vocalist Ao and bassist Mahiro were added to the member lineup.
Affective Synergy provided the ending theme song, “In the Dawn”, for the anime “Hitori no Shita the outcast” which aired last summer during the daytime on Tencent.
Affective Synergy’s music charms the listener with intricately and beautifully constructed melodies, the focal point of which is their profound sound.  

Press Release: Visual Kei Band LM.C to Perform at AnimeFest 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 30, 2017) - Visual kei rock band LM.C will perform at AnimeFest 2017, for the convention’s 25th anniversary. AnimeFEST is a four day event, which is held in Dallas, Texas from August 17-20 in Dallas, Texas. This will mark the fifth year since LM.C’s last performance in the United States. While at the convention, LM.C will hold a 60 minute concert and participate in a Q&A panel and multiple meet and greets. More details about the schedule will come in the near future.

AnimeFEST takes place at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, with the concert being held at the Majestic Theatre. Early bird passes, good for all three days, can be purchased at the discounted price of $50 at https://animefest.org/Purchase. Once tickets sell out at this price they will increase to $60.

LM.C’s appearance at AnimeFest 2017 is presented by Chaotic Harmony Imports.

About LM.C: LM.C is a "New Century Electrock" unit that consists of two members: maya (vocalist) and Aiji (guitarist).  On October 4th, 2006, their debut singles, "Trailers[Gold]" and "Trailers[Silver]" were released simultaneously and were followed with appearances on the covers of a several music and other magazines.

After conducting three world tours, the band celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2016. They continuously conduct live performances not only in Japan but also overseas.

Vocals: maya
Guitar: Aiji

Official Website: http://www.lovely-mocochang.com/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/lmc_staff
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LM.Cofficial
Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUEaEhl0guunVj%2DTq8W7jTw

About AnimeFest: AnimeFest is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization for fans of anime. Our mission is to educate the public about Japanese anime, comics, music and related pop culture. Our primary activity is to host an annual convention at the end of summer in Dallas, Texas.

Official Website: https://animefest.org/
Official Facebook: https://animefest.org/

Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/animefestorg

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Press Release: Visual kei artist SANA to perform at Saboten Con 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 16, 2017) - Visual kei soloist SANA is set to appear as a guest at Saboten Con 2017. During the convention, fans can catch him for a performance, Q&A panel, meet and greet, and even a guest appearance in the fashion show. More details about the schedule will come soon. SANA’s appearance at Saboten Con 2017 is presented by Chaotic Harmony Imports.

To commemorate his guest appearance at Saboten Con 2017, SANA has taken a comment video which can be viewed below:

For regular updates, fans can follow the official Facebook event for SANA’s appearance at  Saboten Con at the following link: https://goo.gl/r73w8V

Saboten Con is “Arizona's Premiere Japanese Pop-Culture Convention,” held in annually in Phoenix, AZ. This year, the convention will take place for their 10th anniversary over labor day weekend from September 1 – 4, 2017. Saboten Con is hosted at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix.

Passes for the convention are on sale now, and full event memberships, which include access to the concert, are available for the low cost of $45. Full membership prices will increase as the dates for the convention draw near. Memberships purchased at the door will cost $55. Those wanting the full VIP experience can be one of the lucky 10 to nab an Otaku Pass for $350. Those with the Otaku Pass will receive: full access all non-paid events during the convention, free

access to one cafe each day, VIP Convention merchandise pack, private mixer with convention guests and select staff, premiere seating for all main events, and early access to the vendor hall.

Please see Saboten Con’s official website for more information: http://www.sabotencon.com/

About SANA: SANA is a visual kei musician who was born on June 18th.

He will be performing in the state of Arizona for the first time at Saboten Con.

After being a member of the visual kei band MASK for 3 years, SANA began his solo career following MASK’s final show called “START,” which was held at Zepp Tokyo. In 2012, he also decided to begin an artistic unit with famous Japanese voice actors called “Seiyou meet Visual Kei.” In both 2012 and 2013, SANA brought the voice actors Kazuki Yao and Hiroaki Takahashi to an anime convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Following that, SANA went to many foreign countries for his solo concerts. He has already performed over 80 shows in 19 countries, and will hit 100 overseas concerts this winter.

For more information about SANA, visit his official website and social media:
Official Website: http://sn-official.com/
Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SANA-Official-177851115580781/
Official SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/sana-official
Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfe4BOD1_7MTSq6ZB7lmTwg

About Saboten Con: Saboten Con is an American anime convention held in Phoenix, Arizona and organized by Monkey Paw Entertainment. The convention is held on Labor Day weekend and lasts for 4 days (Fri-Mon). It is currently hosted at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix. Saboten Con is the largest anime convention in Arizona with attendance reaching 9,075 (unique) and 27,075 (turnstile) for the 2016 event.

For more information about Saboten Con, visit their official website and social media:
Official Website: www.sabotencon.com
Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/sabotencon
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/sabotencon

Artist Spotlight: Kiyoharu

Kiyoharu is one of the most notable artists of the Japanese rock industry, still active today. Most well-known as the front man of legendary visual kei band Kuroyume (now on a very long hiatus after their extensive 20th anniversary tour), he also has an active career as a solo artist and with his rock band sads.

But enough about the stuff you can probably find on Google -- here’s why Kiyoharu matters.

Are you a fan of DIR EN GREY? The GazettE? SuG? lynch.? SID? Merry? Any visual kei artist in the scene today? Guess what: they’re all huge fans (and here are the photos to prove it!)

 

Kiyoharu and Hyde

Kiyoharu and Hyde

Kiyoharu, Sugizo (Luna Sea) and Morrie (Dead End, Creature Creature)

Kiyoharu, Sugizo (Luna Sea) and Morrie (Dead End, Creature Creature)

Kiyoharu and Takeru (SuG)

Kiyoharu and Takeru (SuG)

Kiyoharu and Mao (SID)

Kiyoharu and Mao (SID)

Kiyoharu and Miyavi

Kiyoharu and Miyavi

From copying his iconic vocal style to his tattoos and fashion sense, there is a huge amount of respect for the artist as one of the biggest influences to visual kei in its early stages. There’s no doubt that this is due largely in part to the fact that Kiyoharu would be on tour for a good majority of each year of activity, sometimes performing over 200 days in a one-year period. This is a feat not many artists have been able to compete with even in today’s industry.

Kiyoharu and Ruki (the GazettE)

Kiyoharu and Ruki (the GazettE)

lynch. members at their own in-store appearance, showing off their sads T-shirts

lynch. members at their own in-store appearance, showing off their sads T-shirts

Kiyoharu has also shared the stage with a number of popular western artists in Japan. In 2004, Kiyoharu opened for the late David Bowie on his Japan tour. Only last year, sads performed with artists popular in the west: SIXX:A.M., Buckcherry, and VAMPS at Vampark Festival at Nippon Budokan. 

 

If you make your way over to Japan, chances are you can catch Kiyoharu performing since he’s never away from the stage for long.

2015 alone saw dozens of special solo acoustic performances dubbed “Monthly Plugless MARDI GRAS,” where the singer performed a variety of acoustic versions of classics from his career. This summer, a tour is slated for sads, with more performances likely to be announced for winter. (Kuroyume will still be on their hiatus for a long, long time unfortunately.)

 

Following his personal interest in fashion, Kiyoharu also has his own fashion empire - MOONAGE DEVILMENT in Shibuya is where you can find his designer label. Just above the shop is yet another store -  MARDI GRAS SHOP, a shop to host his artist merchandise and vape liquid line. MARDI GRAS SHOP also hosts friends of Kiyoharu’s merchandise lines for limited periods of time as well. Last year's grand opening of the shop saw the GazettE’s BLACK MORAL line hosted there. 

Chaotic Harmony brings a taste of MARDI GRAS SHOP to the US, with official Kiyoharu-related merchandise now available. The items range from non-standard cut designer Tshirts, wristbands, home decor, to scented rings and more.

 

Ready to get your world rocked? Check out the following tracks recommended by CHI staff (who had a very hard time picking only a few tracks...):

Kuroyume:

Shonen

FAKE STAR

BEAMS

Like @ Angel

Miss MOONLIGHT

Guernica

I HATE YOUR POPSTAR LIFE

 

sads:

Sherry

Sandy

EVIL

Gothic Circus

WASTED

 

Kiyoharu (solo):

LAW’S

the sun

loved

Kurutta Kajitsu

Kimi no koto ga

MOMENT

Nazary

 

Join the Kiyoharu obsession:

Instagram: @ki_spring

Twitter: @ki_spring

 

Kiyoharu Official Site

sads Official Site

Kuroyume Official Site

Timora’s Japan Adventure: Avanchick Four-man and Otake-za

Posing for a photo with my new possible army recruits

Salutations for the second time, measly mortal meat sacks.  It is I, Timora, master of Chaos and Harmony.  I have graced you with my impressions once again to tell the tale of Avanchick’s four-man show and their strange, bewildering Otake-za event. 

The four-man concert was held at a venue known as Shibuya REX.  I can only assume a large dog-like deity reigns over such a place.  However, I was unable to identify any such ruler.  Instead I found many young girls inside, and, much like my first experience at Ikebukuro EDGE, the noise-creationists had the ability to make these girls in the audience move all about the room at a whim.  Such power is not something that I take lightly.  Even I, Timora, felt sometimes inclined to shake my petacles to the beat, but of course I refrained, as a higher being must. 

I missed much of the first band’s performance because my human escort is inept at telling both time and direction and we arrived a few minutes late.  We remained outside in the waiting area and watched the first noisification on a television screen.  It did not please me to have to view such a thing via a tiny screen.  Trust me, I made my loyal follower pay dearly for this mishap. 

The second band I was able to see from the safety and comfort of the back of the venue.  Their name was Jiluka.  I considered them with interest and observed how they performed.  Their vocalist, in particular, worked hard to keep the audience’s attention.  I will keep an eye on his development for possible drafting into my great army. 

 

Following Jiluka came an entity known as Xaa Xaa.  My curiosity in them was piqued by the ornate set they had crafted behind them.  Disembodied human limbs were scattered across the stage; this pleased me greatly.  (Editor’s note: They were mannequin limbs, but I didn’t want to burst her bubble…)  In addition to these severed parts was the prominence of a symbol I now know to be a “question mark”, which indicated uncertainty or inquiry.  I found this fitting, as I’m sure the feeble human audience was wondering whom these limbs had come from.  Their noise-creation was pleasing to my senses, and I kept my all-seeing eye riveted to the scene. 

The last act was Avanchick, a group which we host on the glorious website over which I reign supreme.  Their performance made me proud and boastful to have as a part of my cyber battalion.  The one known as NOAH was small but powerful.  I relate this as on this plane, I appear as a small, squishy doll, but I still contain the power of many cosmos inside my tiny body.  So I say DO NOT BE FOOLED BY SMALL PACKAGES!  They hide great power inside.  The band made such splendid noise, and also revealed their new single (Editor’s note: Tanin no Fukou wa Mitsu no Aji!) which was most pleasing.  I interpreted this as an homage to me, and I accept their offering gladly. 

This was my first experience with Avanchick, and only a few days later, I had a second.  This was at a happening called “Otake-za”.  This event was most unique and strange to behold. First Avanchick performed noises that were originally brought to completion by another band, whom my servant informed me was Acid Black Cherry.  They called this segment “Avan Black Cherry”, and despite the complicatedness of these particular noises, the band was able to mimic them quite well.  Following this was a musical act but the ones known as “roadies”.  They certainly put their all into their performance.  Following them was a group called “Code Name PX”.  They also made their noises with gusto and passion.  After this was the titular Otake-za, a comedic skit in which members of various groups were commanded to confess their love to a plushed animal.  Many of the members were too embarrassed by this order to carry it out fully or well.  In my army, this would not stand.  But the audience didn’t seem too upset by their failures.  In the end, they decided a winner by smacking their hands into one another.  I suppose in your mortal world, this constitutes approval?  I was quite bewildered by such an act but so be it.  The victor of this contest was a small, pink-hair vocalist of the band Dear. 

That much hilarity was too much for my senses, and I insisted to my servants that we depart.  Before we did so, I honored the Avanchick group with the honor of taking a photograph with me.  I’m sure you have seen it on the Book of Faces and Small Bird Sound accounts.  Perhaps if you shower me with enough love and adoration, we will meet again. 

 

 

Timora’s Japan Adventure: Chanty One-man at Ikebukuro EDGE

The CD I was given as an offering

Greetings, tiny mortals.  I am Timora, the master of Chaos and Harmony.  I commanded my loyal subjects, the staff of this website, to take me on a grand adventure to the Land of the Rising Sun.  You may have noticed some of my pictures on their Tiny Bird Sound and Book of Faces. 

I admit I was, at first, skeptical of this mission of theirs.  A website dedicated to the merchandise of tiny mortal men making noises and thrashing their heads to and fro?  What possible use could there be for such a thing, I wondered in my omniscience.  However, I must say that my loyal subjects are beginning to sway me in their direction.  These noisy men are quite entertaining!  Even one such as I, Timora, cannot deny the strange magnetic pull these strange cacophonies produce. 

After much pleading and bribery by my loyal subjects, I agreed to recount my tales thus far and share them with you, my captive and loving audience.  (Should you not be captive and loving, I shall know, and you will pay dearly.) 

Merely one black sleep after arriving to this land, I was escorted to the town of Ikebukuro and into a small underground base of operations known as EDGE.  It was here that I encountered the entity known to you as Chanty.  The colorful hair and flashing lights made me immediately close my all-seeing eye in horror, but when I chanced to look again, I found myself mesmerized by the glittering landscape. 

I am told the member of these noise-group who makes sounds with his throat and lungs is known as the “vocalist”, and this one in particular is known as Akuta.  I was impressed with his mighty power to control his audience.  First he had them shouting and calling out to him, even moving side to side as his behest!  And then the atmosphere turned solemn as he began to use his vocal gifts to create an energy so powerful, no audience member dared break the silence even after two or three songs had gone by.  I am considering offering Akuta a position as a soldier in my dark army.  His powers of manipulation may yet prove very useful to me. 

However, the other members are not to be forgotten.  They excelled at using the tools at their disposal to create pleasant, harmonious noises that were quite pleasing to my hearing senses.  As you might has noticed, I have evolved far past the need for extraneous hearing appendages such as your puny human ears.  As such, I experience this noise (Editors note: It’s called “music”…I told you that…) on a far superior level.  I pity you mortals your short-comings. 

The group of Chanty performed for approximately two of your Earth hours.  Never did their energy or passion ebb.  I would have liked to rest my pentacles (another editor’s note: those are called “petal tentacles”), but I digress.  Even after leaving the stage once, they appeared again!  The humans referred to this as an “encore”.  A riveting development indeed!  They spoke of “posing” and demonstrated various examples to the delight and confusion of the audience.  I, Timora, observed to see what poses were most impressive so I could further understand how better to manipulate and conquer humanity.  But my eventual conquest of this plane is a story for another time. 

When the show had ended, I allowed this group the honor of my glorious presence.  I was not yet ready at such a time to allow myself to be captured in a photograph with them, but I am optimistic that such a time will soon arrive.  I anticipate that my human followers eagerly await the continuation of my adventures, and as such, I may grace you all with my thoughts again soon…

New Shipping Rates for Medium Weight Packages

To help reduce shipping costs on certain items, we added a medium weight class for each region. We've also added specific rates for Mexico. 
Please see our updating shipping rates below:

  • United States

    • First Class Mail (light weight) $3.99

    • First Class Mail (medium weight) $5.99

    • Priority Flat Rate (heavy weight) $6.99

  • Canada

    • First Class Mail (light weight) $10.99

    • First Class Mail (medium weight) $16.99

    • Priority Flat Rate (heavy weight) $24.99

  • Mexico

    • First Class Mail (light weight) $12.99

    • First Class Mail (medium weight) $21.99

    • Priority Flat Rate (heavy weight) $31.99

  • International

    • First Class Mail (light weight) $14.99

    • First Class Mail (medium weight) $23.99

    • Priority Flat Rate (heavy weight) $34.99

We hope that the addition of the medium weight shipping class will ease the burden of shipping costs when you order from us.

Sincerely,
The Chaotic Harmony Team

Press Release: 3 Day Flash Sale This Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chaotic Harmony Imports to hold 3-day flash sale.

ODESSA, TX (March 2, 2016) - Visual kei merchandise imports store Chaotic Harmony Imports will be holding a 3 day long flash sale. The sale will last from the beginning of March 4 until the end of March 6. Items like photo books, cheki/photo albums, and other miscellaneous goods will be discounted at 15%.

However, customers can save an additional 10% on their order with the use of the coupon code ‘VKEI10’ at checkout. This coupon code will be valid for all orders placed before March 9, 2016.

ABOUT CHAOTIC HARMONY IMPORTS: Chaotic Harmony Imports was created in early 2016 after seeing the high demand for visual kei merchandise that is often sold exclusively in Japan and hard to obtain. Understanding this gap, the 3 founders of Chaotic Harmony came together to use their extensive knowledge, experience, and connections in order to help fans more easily obtain merchandise while still supporting the artists.

By utilizing the staffs' connections with management companies, labels, and artists, Chaotic Harmony Imports is able to purchase goods directly from the bands, which supports the artists and allows for a cheaper means of importation. Likewise, considerable market research was done prior to creating the company, which allows for Chaotic Harmony's staff to understand the fans and their wants.

Chaotic Harmony can be found on the web at:
Webshop: www.chaotic-harmony.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/cha0ticharmony
Twitter: www.twitter.com/cha0ticharmony
Tumblr: www.cha0ticharmony.tumblr.com 

Press Release: Avanchick Special Set + Thank You Note

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pre-order signed copies of Avanchick’s new single “Tanin no Fukou wa Mitsu no Aji” and live DVD “JIbaku” from Chaotic Harmony and get a thank you note from a member of your choice

ODESSA, TX (March 2, 2016) - Chaotic Harmony Imports will be carrying type A of Avanchick’s new single “Tanin no Fukou wa Mitsu no Aji,” set to be released on March 30, 2016. All copies will be signed and include the following tracklist:

[DISC 1 - CD]
1. Tanin no Fukou wa Mitsu no Aji
2. Haikei Tsukaisute no Kimi e
[DISC 2- DVD (PV)]
1. Tanin no Fukou wa Mitsu no Aji

Their live DVD, “Jibaku,” is a recording of their sold-out 2nd oneman live held last year on October 24 at Ikebukuro EDGE.

The set featuring “Tanin no Fukou wa Mitsu no Aji” and “Jibaku” will be available for pre-order between 3/15/16 - 3/30/16. The set will be $60 and come with a personal thank you note hand-written by the member of the fan’s choice.

Since shipping for Chaotic Harmony Imports will be on hiatus until 4/9/16, all purchased sets will not ship out until that date.

ABOUT CHAOTIC HARMONY IMPORTS: Chaotic Harmony Imports was created in early 2016 after seeing the high demand for visual kei merchandise that is often sold exclusively in Japan and hard to obtain. Understanding this gap, the 3 founders of Chaotic Harmony came together to use their extensive knowledge, experience, and connections in order to help fans more easily obtain merchandise while still supporting the artists.

By utilizing the staffs' connections with management companies, labels, and artists, Chaotic Harmony Imports is able to purchase goods directly from the bands, which supports the artists and allows for a cheaper means of importation. Likewise, considerable market research was done prior to creating the company, which allows for Chaotic Harmony's staff to understand the fans and their wants.

Chaotic Harmony can be found on the web at:
Webshop: www.chaotic-harmony.net.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/cha0ticharmony
Twitter: www.twitter.com/cha0ticharmony
Tumblr: www.cha0ticharmony.tumblr.com  

Domestic First Class Mail Shipping Rate Increase

We at Chaotic Harmony want to thank everyone for their patience with us, as we continue to work out the kinks during our soft opening. Unfortunately, we regret to inform everyone that we must raise the rates for domestic shipping on our lower weight class items.

New Domestic Rates:
First Class Mail (low weight class) - $3.99
Priority Flat Rate (higher weight class) - $6.99

The reason for this increase is so that we may continue to give the items you buy the best protection possible, in order to insure the safe arrival of your package. While it is not a significant increase, we understand that it will still make a difference to our loyal customers, and for that we sincerely apologize.

Once again, we want to thank everyone for their patience. We hope to continue to work to bring the best service possible to you all and the artists.

The Chaotic Harmony Team

News

International Shipping Rate Increase

One of the reasons we at Chaotic Harmony Imports chose to do a soft opening for the 3 weeks before leaving for Japan was to test run the business and work out the kinks.  We planned and planned beforehand, but we knew there would be some things we missed. 

Deciding on our shipping rates was very difficult because we had very little information to go on while we were planning.  We decided to try and offer what we thought were fair rates that would still cover our costs.  Unfortunately, when it came to international shipments, our calculations were off.  Now that we’ve sent out our first batch of orders, we have more detailed and accurate information at our disposal.  As such, we have realized that we must raise our international shipping rates.  We sincerely apologize for this. 

Our new shipping rates for international shipping are as follows:

First Class Mail (low weight class) - $14.99

Priority Flat Rate (higher weight class) - $34.99

The only way we can stay in business and continue to bring you the merch you crave and support the bands we all love is by covering all our costs, and shipping is one of the most important ones.  For more information on our shipping rates, please see our FAQ.  We thank you for your understanding.

ETA: Shipping rates to Canada are calculated differently.  They are as follows:

First Class Mail (low weight class) - $10.99

Priority Flat Rate (higher weight class) - $24.99

The Chaotic Harmony Team

 

Press Release, News, Discounts

Press Release: New Webshop Chaotic Harmony Imports to Sell Visual Kei Goods Overseas

ODESSA, TX (February 17, 2016) - Chaotic Harmony Imports, a new visual kei webshop based in the United States, is unveiling their store in their official soft opening and accepting orders and preorders. Chaotic Harmony is the first of its kind, driven by the desire to not only accommodate the fans’ needs for merchandise which were previously only available in Japan, but to directly support the bands.

To commemorate their soft opening, Chaotic Harmony are offering a limited time 10% discount on all orders placed before March 9, 2016, with the use of the code ‘VKEI10’ at checkout. Currently, merchandise from Kaya, Femme Fatale, MeteoroiD, Chanty, and Avanchick will be available. In addition, all purchases during this time will come with a bonus flyer from a band, some of which may be signed, depending on the artist.

However, in order to expand inventory, Chaotic Harmony staff will be in Japan for most of March, which will cause a delay in shipping. All orders placed on or after March 9th will not ship until April 9th, but customers can reserve items through the Chaotic Harmony webshop. Customers can check back frequently either on the Chaotic Harmony website or social media for new additions which will be available for pre-order during that time.

ABOUT CHAOTIC HARMONY IMPORTS: Chaotic Harmony Imports was created in early 2016 after seeing the high demand for visual kei merchandise that is often sold exclusively in Japan and hard to obtain. Understanding this gap, the 3 founders of Chaotic Harmony came together to use their extensive knowledge, experience, and connections in order to help fans more easily obtain merchandise while still supporting the artists.

By utilizing the staff's connections with management companies, labels, and artists, Chaotic Harmony Imports is able to purchase goods directly from the bands, which supports the artists and allows for a cheaper means of importation. Likewise, considerable market research was done prior to creating the company, which allows for Chaotic Harmony's staff to understand the fans and their wants.