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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: 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