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Press Release: Visual Kei Band THE SOUND BEE HD and Metal Idols Broken By The Scream to Appear at Saboten Con in Phoenix, AZ

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 7, 2018) - Visual kei band THE SOUND BEE HD and heavy metal idols will be appearing at Saboten Con in 2019. This will mark the US debut of Broken By the Scream, as they rise exponentially in international popularity. Attendees can join both artists for a live concert, Q&A panel, autographs, and more. Saboten Con will be held in Phoenix, AZ, August 30 - September 2, 2019 at the Phoenix Grand Sheraton. Both appearances are presented by Chaotic Harmony.

Memberships are available now at: http://www.sabotencon.com/memberships/index.html

About THE SOUND BEE HD: THE SOUND BEE HD was formed by DaISUKE DARK SIDE, formerly of media youth. They are a type of “one and only” band that is different from typical visual kei, due not only to the formation of their members but also their unique sound and stage performance.

After joining Starwave Records, they released music featuring the concert of “JAPANESE GOTH” which was titled “Hachi,” “Doku,” “Hana,” and “A-De.”  In October of 2014, the guitarist of lix, Yuu, joined the band. With the release of the new albums "DAWN OF THE DEAD", "BLooD RaiN", "WALKING DEAD", "ENDLESS DEAD", and "DEAD SILENCE", their world became even heavier. The appeal of their music is the occasional ballad songs which impress people hearing THE SOUND BEE HD’s music for the first time and their sad melodies with aggressive and heavy sounds.

Official Website: http://thesoundbeehd.zombie.jp/
Official Facebook: https://facebook.com/thesoundbeehd/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_soundbee_hd

About Broken By The Scream: Critically acclaimed around the world, with low growls from Io, high screams from Kagura, and clean vocals from Yae and Ayame, the screaming metal idol group Broken By The Scream is a unique combination never before witnessed in the idol scene or the metal scene.

Their songs’ breathtaking medley of powerful screaming and beautiful singing is unlike anything else.

Official Website: https://www.brokenbythescream.jp
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brokenbythescream.jp/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/BBTS_koushiki

About Saboten Con: Saboten is Monkey Paw Entertainment’s flagship event where we yearly bring in over 30+ guests both domestic as well as international. In 2018, we saw an attendance grow to an all time high with a unique attendance of 13,298, and only anticipate seeing more growth for our future events. The show focuses heavily on Japanese Pop‐Culture and normally brings out 5‐10 international guests yearly ranging from bands, cosplayers, voice actors and industry leaders. Saboten Con has grown to be one of the top conventions to attend here in the USA due to our programming we offer as well as the guests who are in attendance yearly.

Saboten Con Official Website: http://www.sabotencon.com/
Saboten Con Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sabotencon/
Saboten Con Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/sabotencon

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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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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

 

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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.