tiistai 18. helmikuuta 2014


This is so good band that its worth mentioning after my long silence. (Another one would be DOLL$BOXX). If you have one band to get know this year it should be this. I was dissapointed not finding them at JAME even they seem to have a quite of following and very experienced musicians in the band. So here I am to announce that they are one of the most interesting and best bands in todays Japanese music scene. It is my personal opinion but it is very heavy opinion and it is then THE truth.

Despite the suspicious 88 in their band name they give very good vibe on almost any song they have made. Good mix of solid playing, catchy melodies, humour and interesting mashup of many genres. They sound like they do and what they enjoy. That is BULL ZEICHEN 88 about.

My first impression of them was a raised eyebrow but then then I heard word "Yacchaina" so my cold hard heart melt down and I began to listen what they are offering to me. I found out that they sound like what hide was at his best in those few epic songs but these guys makes it just much better in every way and with tongue in cheek attitude. Therefor they are the best possible legacy of hide and handling it very well.

Here are couple of examples what these amazing musicians has to offer:


perjantai 13. joulukuuta 2013


Still alive?

I am of course. Who would kill this ol' J-METARU fan?

I think I have mentioned or made it public information that  that I make music too.

Even this is not METAL METAL I introduce here my first ever real J-Rock song.  I think its very good and so should you think too.

There is only me playing here and my daughter gave her voice to some parts of the chorus.
This is made mostly in our living room and I think I recorded guitars in the bedroom. No fancy studio or professionals involved. Just one guy having fun and enjoying of making music.

Story behind the band name is something like this. It should be simple and easy and fit to Japanese language and have that ' in it. J'Arco = ジャルコ. We joked back in the1998 that lets make a  J-Rock band and record a single and sell a million and become rich because the drummer (who was actually a musician) looked so handsome that all the chicks buy it. But this song made back then is good so I wanted to make it a real song and share it more than the couple of friends taht say it is good just because they are my friends. Some of them may like this just because it makes you feel good. The song is intented to give hope and make you into happy mood.

Enjoy and it would be really cool to get some feedback.

And you can read the lyrics and download the official high quality version of it for free from here:


tiistai 11. kesäkuuta 2013


I know I stopped writing this blog. Still there is one good reason to post. A new band I found yesterday.

Its called ADIZ and I don't know much of them but that they make VERY original sounding music in Japans rock/metal scene. And that is enough to get me writing once more.

keskiviikko 21. syyskuuta 2011


Knights of Round is a band name that often pops up when surfing through j-metal sites. Their genre is power metal and very melodical one. Singer is good and playing usual high level of J-metal. So you know what you get. Double bass drums, twin leads, clean vocals. I really like it and one of the reasons is that I used to play exaclty similar style of music and will do in near future too ^_^ (stay "tuned" if you like bands like this)

sunnuntai 4. syyskuuta 2011


I saw acoustic bass and image of metal band. This needs to be checked.

this is basic metal, nothing to complain. Worth checking out but was not any big thing for me. I liked most the rythm change in the middle and also groove part is nice.

perjantai 2. syyskuuta 2011


I have many times heard name of Karmachain but never heard any music of them. I also knew that SadeW (ex- Blood Stain Child) is the singer. They play very soft melodic music as _metal_ but singing makes this metal. Or not? It doesn't matter. It does that I like this song and its refreshed sound in JMetal. Very stylish music.

keskiviikko 31. elokuuta 2011

One More Metal Touhou - Stratiotes

My friends bandmate seems to have his own Touhou projec. It is good for my taste so please listen to some Stratioes. Good stuff from a drummer!

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