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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

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. 

 

 

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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.