BAND-MAID Release New Song ‘After Life’ From Upcoming Album ‘Unseen World’

14.December.2020 | MUSIC

BAND-MAID will release their 4th album Unseen World on January 20, 2021. Fans unable to wait for the hotly-anticipated new record can enjoy the band’s new track After Life that was released today (December 14). Pre-orders from the album also opened in Japan today on iTunes and Apple Music.

Unseen World will be released in three versions: the Limited Pressing Edition, First Press Limited Edition, and Regular Edition. Each edition of the new record will include 14 songs, but two will feature exclusive tracks. Their new song Youth will feature on Limited Pressing Edition copies only, while the instrumental track without holding back, which is one played at their live shows, will be on Regular Edition copies only. Additionally, the Limited Pressing Edition comes with two discs with different themes: one being ‘going back to the roots’ and the other ‘evolving here and now.’

 

After Life is the first song to be released from the upcoming album, with another set to roll out before it’s released.

 

BAND-MAID performed their third Okyu-ji online live concert on Sunday (December 13) where they performed After Life for the first time.

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  • BAND-MAID Release ‘Manners’ Music Video From New Album ‘Unseen World’

    15.January.2021 | MUSIC

    Japanese maid hard rock band BAND-MAID are set to release physical editions of their 4th album Unseen World on January 20, 2021. But if you can’t wait one more week, then don’t worry, as the album is now available on music streaming and downloading sites, including Spotify, as of January 13.

     

    In line with the release, the five-member maid line-up dropped a new music video for the song Manners.

    BAND-MAID has announced that they will release new content every week for four weeks from January 13 starting with the music video. The video comes as the first from the new album.

     

    BAND-MAID / Manners (Official Music Video)

    To promote the release of Unseen World, a special panel exhibition will take place at participating Tower Records and HMV stores in Japan from January 20.

     

    BAND-MAID also announced on Wednesday (January 13) the unfortunate cancellation of their concert at the Nippon Budokan which was scheduled for February 11, 2021. It will instead be replaced by a no-audience live stream at a different venue on the same day.

     

    The members released a statement which you can read below.

     

    Important Notice from BAND-MAID Regarding the NIPPON BUDOKAN OKYU-JI

    Important Notice from BAND-MAID

     

    To all the masters and princesses who were looking forward to BAND-MAID Nippon Budokan Okyu-ji
    on February 11th, 2021. We regret to announce that we have decided to cancel the show.

     

    We are truly sorry that we will not be able to meet you all at the Nippon Budokan.
    However, we have decided that the best thing we can do now is to cancel the show.

     

    It is truly heartbreaking to see how the pandemic situation worsens day by day, threatening
    people’s health, lives, and normal daily lives. We have decided to cancel this event because
    we do not want our activities to put people in danger.

     

    We understand that this decision might bring up mixed reactions, but we sincerely hope for your understanding.

     

    When we announced Nippon Budokan exactly one year ago, we were concerned about taking on such a huge challenge.
    However, throughout the past year, we have had some restrictions on our activities due to the pandemic,
    but through your generous support, we worked hard and believed that we would make the Budokan okyu-ji happen.

     

    When we announced that we would hold our okyu-ji at the Nippon Budokan, the cheers and applause that
    rang out like a thunderclap were incredible, and we still strongly remember the joy that all the members felt.

     

    We want to perform at the Nippon Budokan again someday in the best possible condition.

     

    We have a goal to conquer the world. Although this was an important Nippon Budokan okyu-ji,
    the journey towards achieving our dream has only just begun.

     

    Even though we had to cancel many shows due to COVID-19, we found out through the online okyu-ji that
    more people worldwide are waiting for us and watching us than we could have ever imagined.

     

    Although the future is still unclear, we will continue to bring everyone joy through our music, in our own BAND-MAID way.

    We will continue to move forward toward our dreams unceasingly, and we hope that you will continue to follow us.

     

    From all of us at BAND-MAID

     

    Source: bandmaid.tokyo

  • BAND-MAID Post Teaser For New Album ‘Unseen World’

    08.January.2021 | MUSIC

    BAND-MAID have posted a teaser video for their upcoming fourth studio album Unseen World which is set for release on January 20, 2021.

    The teaser, posted on BAND-MAID’s official YouTube channel, features live footage taken from their recent online live concert to the tune of select songs from the forthcoming 12-track record. The band have released one song, After Life, from the album so far. The album will also be released digitally worldwide on January 13, one week before the release of the CD version.

     

    BAND-MAID / Unseen World (Official Teaser Video)

    BAND-MAID will post something new related to the album on January 13, 2021. They are also sett o perform at the Nippon Budokan on February 11, 2021.

  • BAND-MAID Release Music Video For Log Horizon Opening Theme ‘Different’

    02.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    BAND-MAID released music video on Tuesday for their new single Different which dropped today on December 2, 2020.

     

    Different will serve as the opening theme for the upcoming third season of the anime series Log Horizon, entitled Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table. The video was directed by Ryoji Aoki who has worked with BAND-MAID on many occasions. It’s a simple music video filled with that infectious BAND-MAID energy.

     

    BAND-MAID / Different (Official Music Video)

    Different is available to listen to on major music streaming services in Japan. BAND-MAID will perform the song for the first time at their upcoming live stream on December 13, 2020.

     

    BAND-MAID will release their new album BAND-MAID Unseen World will release on January 20, 2021.

  • BAND-MAID to Release New Album ‘Unseen World’ On January 20

    25.November.2020 | MUSIC

    BAND-MAID have announced that their fourth studio album Unseen World will release on January 20, 2021. It will be released in three versions: the Limited Pressing Edition, First Press Limited Edition, and Regular Edition.

     

    Each edition of the new record will include 14 songs, but two will feature exclusive tracks. Their new song Youth will feature on Limited Pressing Edition copies only, while the instrumental track without holding back, which is one played at their live shows, will be on Regular Edition copies only. Additionally, the Limited Pressing Edition comes with two discs with different themes: one being ‘going back to the roots’ and the other ‘evolving here and now.’

    Unseen World cover art

    The band members also made a collage of their fingers for the album’s cover art to create a truly ‘unseen world.’

    Fans in Japan who buy the album can get their hands on a selection of seven different pieces merchandise depending on where they pick it up from, including items with an Unseen World logo created by band member SAIKI. These are all available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    BAND-MAID will perform their third online Serving (concert) to fans around the world on December 13, 2020. They are set to perform Different for the first time, a new single being released on December 2. They will also stream their concert at the Nippon Budokan live in 2021. Until then, you can enjoy the archive of their performance from back on July 23, 2020.

  • BAND-MAID Perform TV Anime Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table’s Opening Theme

    02.November.2020 | MUSIC

    It has been announced that BAND-MAID’s new single Different, which is set for release on December 2, 2020, will be used as the opening theme for the upcoming TV anime series Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table coming this January. The song will feature on BAND-MAID’s highly-anticipated fourth album Unseen World which will hit shelves on January 20, 2021.

    Different cover art

    Unseen World comes as BAND-MAID’s first release since moving labels to Pony Canyon. It will be released in three versions: the CD-only Regular Edition, the First Press Limited Edition which includes a DVD featuring instrumental music videos, and a Limited Pressing Edition which features two discs, a multi-track Blu-ray with instrumental music videos, a studio photobook, and special packaging.

     

    BAND-MAID will perform at the legendary Nippon Buddokan in Tokyo on February 11, 2020. The concert will be held in accordance with government guidelines surrounding the pandemic.

  • BAND-MAID Announce New Single and Album Releases

    29.September.2020 | MUSIC

    BAND-MAID have announced that they will release a new single on December 2, 2020 as well as a brand new studio album in January 2021 at the same time as the band moves labels to Pony Canyon.

     

    BAND-MAID recently held online concerts for fans in July and August which saw Masters and Princesses from over 60 countries tune in.

     

    The rock band’s new single is their first in nearly eight months and comes as the first release following their live DVD and Blu-ray WORLD DOMINATION TOUR Shinka at LINE CUBE SHIBUYA which hit shelves back in April. Full details of the single have yet to be revealed, but it’s been confirmed that it will include their song Different which is set to be used as the opening theme for an upcoming anime series in January. It will be the band’s final release from Nippon Crown before their move to Pony Canyon.

     

    BAND-MAID will perform at the legendary Nippon Buddokan in Tokyo on February 11, 2020. The concert will be held in accordance with government guidelines surrounding the pandemic. Pre-sale tickets are now on sale.

  • Concert Review: BAND-MAID’s First Online Concert Rocks Fans Around the World

    27.July.2020 | MUSIC

    BAND-MAID held their first ever online Serving (concert) on July 23, 2020, which was watched by Masters and Princesses (fans) across the globe who expressed their great excitement at the performance.

    Intro sound effects rang while LED lights fell on the stage as the band members stepped out to an audience-less venue. They began their set with DOMINATION, followed by their up-tempo classics Dilemma and Play. Guitarist KANAMI and bassist MISA showed off their incredible skill on their instruments as the band put on a performance that had fans feeling like they were actually there at the show.

    Before we knew it, the first part of the show had concluded. For the middle section, BAND-MAID played some ballads like glory and Rinne. Guitarist and vocalist Miku Kobato then took to the mic for some MC time. She read comments which were flooding in from fans around the world, something which is only possible with a streamed show like this. Comments were in multiple languages, including English. The official hashtag for the concert (#bandmaidokyuji) made it to 2nd place on Twitter’s trending page in Japan. It was proof of BAND-MAID’s popularity around the globe.

    Kobato carried out her signature Omajinai Time―a section of the concert performed at every show―which consists of call-and-response with the crowd of the phrases “Moe Moe” and “Kyun Kyun.” The Serving resumed with DICE as BAND-MAID dashed into the final part of the 1-hour show. The band performed FREEDOM, and lastly Blooming during which bright vivid lights lit up the stage.

     

    The members took a photo on stage while visuals appeared on the back screen. Whether BAND-MAID have an audience watching in the venue, or at home, what is certain is that they always make sure to crack up their performance to max, and then some.


    Pre-sale tickets for BAND-MAID’s upcoming concert at the Nippon Budokan in February 2021 are now on sale.

     

    Photos: SAKU

  • BAND-MAID Announce First ‘Online Serving’ Live Stream Concert

    08.July.2020 | MUSIC

    BAND-MAID have announced details for their first ever no-audience, online Serving (concert) which will be live streamed on July 23, 2020.

     

    According to the band’s official website, the show will start at 4:00pm (JST). Tickets are scheduled to go on sale on July 9 from 12:00pm (JST).

     

    In the run up to the concert, BAND-MAID have posted a live performance of their song Wonderland taken from February 14, 2020.

     

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

    It has also been announced that official pre-sales for the band’s forthcoming performance at Nippon Budokan next year in February will go on sale on July 11, 2020.

  • 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

  • BAND-MAID Release ‘Choose me’ Live Video From Upcoming Live DVD & Blu-ray

    22.April.2020 | MUSIC

    Japanese rock band BAND-MAID just dropped a live performance of their song Choose me taken from their upcoming live DVD and Blu-ray release WORLD DOMINATION TOUR 【Shinka】at LINE CUBE SHIBUYA which is set to hit shelves on April 29, 2020.

     

    BAND-MAID has made their name known the world in recent years, especially with their latest album CONQUEROR which clocked in three categories of the Billboard US charts when it dropped at the end of last year.

    This is the band’s first live DVD and Blu-ray release, and features footage of the final concert from their tour “WORLD DOMINATION TOUR Shinka at PRESENTED BY LIVEDAM Ai” held at LINE CUBE SHIBUYA in Tokyo on February 14, 2020. It will also feature a bonus documentary and bonus audio.

     

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

    Choose me was the climax of the opening of this Serving from the rock maids, be sure to check it out.

  • BAND-MAID Tease Upcoming Live DVD & Blu-ray For WORLD DOMINATION TOUR Tokyo Concert

    11.March.2020 | MUSIC

    With their latest album CONQUEROR having clocked in three categories of the Billboard US charts, BAND-MAID have just teased a visual for the release of their upcoming live DVD and Blu-ray WORLD DOMINATION TOUR Shinka at LINE CUBE SHIBUYA which will hit shelves on April 29, 2020.

    This is the band’s first live DVD and Blu-ray release, and features footage of the final concert from their tour “WORLD DOMINATION TOUR Shinka at PRESENTED BY LIVEDAM Ai” held at LINE CUBE SHIBUYA in Tokyo on February 14, 2020. It will also feature a bonus documentary and bonus audio.

    The main visual for the release was drawn by popular illustrator NekoshowguN and features the band members.

     

    Additionally, it has been announced that there will be bonus items coupled with the DVD/Blu-ray release when bought at select stores in Japan.

     

    Pre-sale tickets for BAND-MAID’s 5-date Zepp tour will go live at Lawson on March 12. The band will also perform at Nippon Budokan on February 11, 2021. Before that, however, pick up a copy of the DVD/Blu-ray to witness the thrill of their live performance from their sold-out tour.

  • BAND-MAID Drop Music Video For Tony Visconti-Produced Song ‘The Dragon Cries’

    12.February.2020 | MUSIC

    BAND-MAID just released the music video for their song The Dragon Cries taken from their latest album CONQUEROR which was released to international acclaim, making it into three categories on Billboard US.

     

    The Dragon Cries is produced by American veteran record producer Tony Visconti who is known for having worked with a plethora of some of the biggest names in music history, including David Bowie and T-Rex.

     

    The theme of the music video is “world peace,” with the track having lyrics that serve as the alarm bell to the current condition of the world.

     

    BAND-MAID – “The Dragon Cries” Music Video

    BAND-MAID have just two more dates left of their 2019-2020 “World Domination” tour, which will take place at LINE CUBE SHIBUYA on February 13 and 14. The tour has taken them to 17 places across Japan, with every date having sold out.

     

    The video is a must-see, and is undoubtedly an exciting release for fans going to their final shows tomorrow and the day afterーthe finale concerts to their long tour which have sold out despite being on weekdays.

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