BAND-MAID Drop Surprise Instrumental Track ‘Want more!’ For Free

12.May.2020 | MUSIC

Japanese maid outfit-clad hard rock band BAND-MAID held a live stream on May 10, 2020, aka “The Day of Maid,” where they opened free downloads to a surprise instrumental track entitled Want more!.

 

The stream was held in response to the COVID-19 pandemic so the band could interact with fans. Comments flooded in from fans around the world.

Want more! is available to download for free via the link below. The link will expire after May 17, 2020.

 

BAND-MAID also just released their live DVD and Blu-ray WORLD DOMINATION TOUR 【Shinka】 at LINE CUBE SHIBUYA on April 29, 2020.4

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    BAND-MAID / Choose me (Feb. 14th, 2020)

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