H&MC reveals new vocalist – Tokyograph

HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR has announced the addition of a new female vocalist. The 21-year-old HALCA, hailing from Okinawa, is filling the gap left by former member Maki. Maki left in October due to her marriage with Masato Nakamura of DREAMS COME TRUE. (Link: “H&MC reveals new vocalist – Tokyograph.”) So, we finally have a …

Teased! HandMC finds a new singer but gives us no details!

So with the auditions to find their new singer completed it’s only a matter of time till we find out more about the person. On the band’s blog post (pictured above) about the new singer they mention that we’ll find out soon enough on their official website so all we can do is keep refreshing …

Maki leaves H&MC – Tokyograph

HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR vocalist Maki performed her final show with the group on Saturday at the Akasaka Blitz in Tokyo. In July, she had announced that she would be leaving the band by the end of this year due to her marriage to DREAMS COME TRUE’s Masato Nakamura. For the final concert, HIGH and …

Kariyushi58’s new single set for a November release

Kariyushi58 will be releasing a new single on November 11th titled “Nana.” Included with the A-side song are the tracks “Kaze no Utai Hito,” “Aoi Basu,” and a cover of a song from The Blue Hearts. View the band’s YouTube playlist to see a bunch of their PVs. (Via bounce.com.)

A trio of upcoming singles to look out for

HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR’s “Remember,” marked for a 10/15/08 release, will be the band’s last single featuring their lead singer Maakii—who, after announcing her marriage to DREAMS COME TRUE’s bassist Masato Nakamura this past June, will retire from the band. O-pop duo Yanawarabaa will be releasing their 9th single, “Present,” on 11/5/08. “Present” follows the …

OLIVIA to release a new mini album on 9/17/08

OLIVIA (Olivia Lufkin) is a favorite of ours here at Karakui.com and while we’d complain about seeing yet another mini album from any other artist, if it’s from her we say “bring it on!” The six track album, *ahem*, mini album will be released in a limited edition package and features the ending theme song …

Desktop: ORANGE RANGE’s “PANIC FANCY”

With the upcoming release of their fifth original major label album, “PANIC FANCY,” due out on 7/9, ORANGE RANGE’s label (Sony Records) has special commemorative wallpapers up on the site. Better grab them fast because they go bye-bye on the 9th. (Via 壁紙fan!)

Orange Range does “Code Geass” opening, ending – Tokyograph

ORANGE RANGE will release its new single ‘O2 ~Oo Tsuu~’ on May 28. This will mark the first time ORANGE RANGE member YAMATO takes the lead vocal for a song. ‘O2’ will be the opening theme to the TBS anime series ‘Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2‘ that starts on April 6. In addition, …

RYUKYUDISKO to release live DVD on the 26th

Techno duo RYUKYUDISKO, having made their major label debut last June with Ki/oon Records, will be releasing a live DVD titled “RKDV 1.0 (LIVE&CLIPS)” on March 26. Their previous live DVD was 2004’s “LEQUIO LIVE -LIVE at WIRE04-” which was released during the duo’s period as indie musicians. On a side note, the duo who …

Album: HY’s 5th album ‘HeartY’

It’s pretty cool to see a band, in this case HY, remain indie and onto their 5th album. “HeartY,” to be released on April 16, follows the album “Confidence” which was released about two years ago. The title of the new album is a play on the H and Y of their group name and …