[Interview / Photography / Report] HITT @ Abunai! 2018: Tales of Kitsunia

HITT visited The Netherlands on August 26, 2018 for a quick stop at Abunai! 2018: Tales of Kitsunia which was held in Veldhoven.
The portfolio page has been updated with a new link, but you can also click the image below to go directly to the album containing the photos for this show.

2018 - HITT - ABUNAI

Despite the already very busy day there was some time left to sit down for an interview. You can read this interview on the website of AVO Magazine.
In English: https://avo-magazine.nl/en/2018/09/avo-interview-with-hitt-without-music-i-would-never-have-started-talking-or-writing-in-english/
In Dutch: https://avo-magazine.nl/2018/09/avo-interview-met-hitt-zonder-muziek-zou-ik-nooit-begonnen-zijn-met-het-praten-of-schrijven-in-het-engels/

And of course a report about HITT’s show itself, also available on AVO Magazine.
In English: https://avo-magazine.nl/en/2018/09/hitt-treats-fans-to-an-eccentric-show-at-abunai-2018/
In Dutch: https://avo-magazine.nl/2018/09/hitt-trakteert-fans-op-een-excentrieke-show-in-abunai-2018/
In case you missed the show or want to see it again, thanks to Miyako Studio and Francisca Hagen the entire show is available on Miyako Studio’s YouTube channel!

I’d like to thank AVO Magazine, Francisca Hagen, REALive and of course HITT himself for granting me this opportunity!

[News] AVO J-Music Festival


AVO Magazine (formally known as AVO Blog) and AVO Events & Promotion have pretty much been the leader in promotion and information of Japanese music and artists from Japan in The Netherlands. Starting 15 years ago as a forum, AVO has extended it’s reach tremendously and have reached many milestones throughout those years. Time for a celebration, don’t you think?

Five years ago AVO celebrated it’s 10th anniversary with AVO J-Rock Festival in Tivoli de Helling in Utrecht, together with Gothika, ADAMS and VANIRU.

Photo album AVO J-Rock Festival (2013)

This year AVO celebrates it’s 15th anniversary through AVO J-Music Festival in the Zuiderparktheater in Den Haag. Aside from two amazing artists -REMNANT and Esprit D’Air- there will be a real festival feel in the open air of the Zuiderpark theater. Including Japanese food, Japanese drinks and possibly more!
The festival will take place on Saturday, September 15. Tickets are now available through the website of the Zuiderparktheater for only €10,-.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to enjoy a little bit of Japan in the open air of Den Haag!

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[News] KAMIJO Europe Tour 2018 “Sang”

Most people were already aware of KAMIJO’s European tour in September, but now it has been officially announced by tour organizer B7Klan as well.

After the release of his album “Sang” and a tour throughout Japan which ended with a special concert titled “TOKYO BASTILLE” KAMIJO will return to Europe for 7 shows in 6 different countries. The European leg of the tour carries the name “Sang Project Act III” and will visit the United Kingdom, Finland, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain and France between September 13 and September 22.

Tour schedule:
September 13 (thu) – London, UK @ The Underworld
September 15 (sat) – Helsinki, FI @ Gloria
September 16 (sun) – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
September 18 (tue) – Cologne, DE @ MTC
September 19 (wed) – Munich, DE @ Backstage
September 21 (fri) – Barcelona, ES @ Apolo
September 22 (sat) – Paris, FR @ Backstage by the Mill

Tickets and more information are available through the website of B7Klan.


Interesting links: KAMIJO Official website | KAMIJO Offical Facebook | KAMIJO Official Twitter | B7Klan website | B7Klan Facebook | B7Klan Twitter

[Review] breakin’ holiday – LILITH


DAKBHCDO-1Artist: breakin’ holiday
Release: LILITH
Release date: 2018/05/23 (CD) / 2018/03/18 (live)
CD number: DAKBHCDO-1

CD Playlist:
02 – YUMMY

breakin’ holiday exists of Juri (vocals, ex-DELUHI), Hiroaki Sakai (酒井洋明, guitar, ex-12012), Aggy (bass, ex-DELUHI) and KAJI (drums, ex-AND). The guys have previously tried to make a name for themselves under the name of ZERO MIND INFINITY with another guitarist named John, but they never got much further than a few songs and live shows. Now the guys are back under the name breakin’ holiday, and they have decided to make their previously live-limited single (available since March 18th) LILITH available for everyone as from May 23rd, 2018.
What can you expect from the single? Well, you can expect two songs that are certainly not from the pop genre…

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