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Blood Stain Child

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Below is our complete Blood Stain Child news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Blood Stain Child To Appear At Naka-Kon

Japanese act Blood Stain Child has announced it will perform as a special guest at the Naka-Kon 2012 anime convention, which takes place at Overland Park, Kansas, between the 10 - 12th of February.

For more details on the upcoming Naka-Kon, head over to the convention's official website at this location.

In other recent Blood Stain Child news, the band postponed a string of European shows, with no rescheduled dates yet available.

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Blood Stain Child Postpones European Tour

Blood Stain Child has issued the following announcement about postponing the band's previously announced Eurpean tour dates:

"EU tour postponed - Due to various unfortunate situations, we could not avoid the change in schedule. Therefore, we would like to apologize to all the fans that have been waiting for us, from the bottom of our heart. Soon, we will be able to announce new dates for the tour, so we ask for your understanding and your patience."

The following dates have been postponed:

11.23.2011 Cologne, Germany
11.25.2011 Hamburg, Germany
11.26.2011 Wroclaw, Poland
11.27.2011 Munich, Germany
11.29.2011 Milano, Italy
11.30.2011 Thessaloniki, Greece
12.01.2011 Thessaloniki, Greece
12.03.2011 Montpellier, France
12.04.2011 Paris, France
12.06.2011 London, United Kingdom

Blood Still Child will still appear in Russia and Ukraine on the following dates:

12.09.2011 Saint Petersburg Zal Ozhidaniya Russia
12.10.2011 Moscow XO Club Russia
12.11.2011 Kiev CLUB BINGO Ukraine
12.13.2011 Ekaterinburg Tele CLUB Russia

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Blood Stain Child Announces European Tour

Japanese act Blood Stain Child has announced a European Tour to promote its fifth album entitled "Epsilon." The album was released worldwide on June 30th, 2011 (July 1st 2011 in the UK) via Coroner Records in Digipak format (with an exclusive bonus track) and digital download.

The upcoming Blood Stain Child tour dates are as follows:

23 November - Cologne, Germany @ MTC
25 November - Hamburg, Germany @ Headcrash
26 November - Wroclaw, Poland @ Firlej
27 November - Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk
29 November - Milano, Italy @ Palazzo Granaio
30 November - Thessaloniki, Greece @ 8 ball club
1 December - Thessaloniki, Greece @ 8 ball club
3 December - Montpellier, France @ Secret place
4 December - Paris, France @ Divan du Monde
6 December - London, UK @ The Underworld (Performing with Silent Descent)
9 December - Saint Petersburg, Russia @ Avrora
10 December - Moscow, Russia @ Tochka
11 December - Kiev, Ukraine @ Club Bingo
14 December - Ekaterinburg, Russia @ Tele Club

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Blood Stain Child Announces Japanese Shows

Japan's Blood Stain Child has announced a series of upcoming Japanese tour dates in support of the new album "Epsilon." The currently announced dates can be found below, or you can head over here to listen to the "Epsilon" teaser trailer.

August
19 - Fuji - Animal Nest
20 - Shizuoka - Sunash
21 - Ikebukuro, Tokyo - Live Inn Rosa
22 - Yokosuka - Yokosuka Pumpkin
23 - Chiba - Kashiwa ThumbUp
24 - Takasaki - Gunma Club Fleez
25 - Niigata - Club Riverst
27 - Kyoto - Silver Wings
28 - Osaka - Nanba Rockets (BSC organised event)
31 - Okayama - Livehouse Image

September
1 - Izumo - Livehouse & Studio Apollo
2 - Hiroshima - Namiki Junction
3 - Fukuoka - Livehouse CB
4 - Oita - Ongakukan
5 - Kagoshima - Speed King
8 - Nagano - Club Junk Box
9 - Kanazawa - Vanvan V4
10 - Shiga - Barihari
11 - Fukui - Casa
17 - Tokushima - Club Grindhouse
18 - Yokkaichi - Club Chaos
19 - Nagoya - Club 3 Star Imaike
24 - Kichijoji, Tokyo - Crescendo (ONEMAN)

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Blood Stain Child Announces New Album Details

Japanese cyber-melodeath band Blood Stain Child recently posted a new song online titled "Sirius VI" from its upcoming album "Epsilon." The band's fifth album will be released worldwide on June 30th, 2011 (July 1st 2011 in the UK) via Coroner Records in Digipak format and as a digital download.

The album was produced, mixed, and mastered by Ettore Rigotti (Disarmonia Mundi, Destrage, Slowmotion Apocalypse, Stigma) at The Metal House Studio. "Epsilon" also features guest appearances by Claudio Ravinale and Ettore Rigotti (Disarmonia Mundi).

The track listing is as follows:

1. Sirius VI
2. Forever Free
3. Stargazer
4. S.O.P.H.I.A.
5. Unlimited Alchemist
6. Electricity
7. Eternal
8. Moon Light Wave
9. Dedicated To Violator
10. Merry-Go-Round
11. LA+
12. Sai-Ka-No
13. Royal Sky (Exclusive Digipak Bonus Track)

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New Blood Stain Child Song Available

Japanese melodic death metal band Blood Stain Child has uploaded a new song entitled "Sirius VI." You can listen to the new song at the band's MySpace profile.

"Sirius VI" is taken from the band's upcoming album "Epsilon," which will be released on June 15, 2011. A teaser for the album can also be heard in the player below, which features the new album's artwork.

Blood Stain Child was also highlighted during a look at the Japanese metal scene in the "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, which you can check out here.

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Studio Ghibli Cover Album To Be Released

Coroner Records has issued the following announcement about releasing an album of Studio Ghibli metal cover songs:

"Coroner Records is really proud to announce the upcoming release of a new album of extreme metal covers of Studio Ghibli songs entitled 'Princess Ghibli.' The project called 'Imaginary Flying Machines' (from the title of a short film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, which is exclusively shown daily at the Ghibli Museum) puts together bands from Europe and Japan (Disarmonia Mundi, Blood Stain Child, Destrage, Living Corpse and Neroargento) that reinterpret 12 very famous songs taken from the films produced by Studio Ghibli, bringing the soundtracks that have made ??dream many fans of Miyazaki in a new musical dimension, more aggressive and faster, without ever losing the melody and the magical atmospheres typical of the original versions.

"The album has been recorded, produced and mixed by Ettore Rigotti at The Metal House Studio (Disarmonia Mundi, Destrage, Slowmotion Apocalypse, Stigma, etc...) and mastered by Alessandro Vanara. The album will be released on April 13th Worldwide by Coroner Records (except for Japan, where is released by Media Factory - Overlap Record) in Digital Download on iTunes, Amazon and the most important digital distributors."

A video teaser can be viewed below, and the track listing for "Imaginary Flying Machines - Princess Ghibli" is as follows:

1. Tonari No Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro) - Disarmonia Mundi feat. Sophia Aslanidou
2. Kimi Wo Nosete (Laputa:Castle In The Sky) - Disarmonia Mundi feat. Yoko Hallelujah
3. Teru No Uta (Tales From Earthsea) - Blood Stain Child feat. Ettore Rigotti
4. Gake No Ue No Ponyo (Ponyo On The Cliff) - Destrage feat. Yoko Hallelujah
5. Mononoke Hime (Princess Mononoke) - Living Corpse feat Yoko Hallelujah
6. Country Road (Whisper Of The Heart) - Disarmonia Mundi feat. Sophia Aslanidou
7. Itsumo Nandodemo (Spirited Away) - Blood Stain Child feat. Claudio Ravinale
8. Arrietty's Song (Japanese version) (The Borrower Arrietty) - Disarmonia Mundi feat. Sophia Aslanidou
9. Yasashisa Ni Tsutsumaretanara (Kiki's Delivery Service) - Destrage feat. Yoko Hallelujah
10. Toki niwa Mukashi no hanashio (Porco Rosso) - Disarmonia Mundi feat. Yoko Hallelujah
11. Sanpo (My Neighbor Totoro) - Living Corpse feat. Yoko Hallelujah
12. Nausicaa requiem (Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind) - Neroargento feat. Yoko Hallelujah More...

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Unearthing the Metal Underground in Japan

Each week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we’ll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. In the dawn of what some call “The New Wave of Asian Heavy Metal,” we have unearthed bands from countries such as South Korea, China, Sri Lanka, Singapore and India. This week, I will be showcasing metal’s biggest Asian supporters – Japan.

There is no doubt the metal scene is enormous in Japan. It is home to Tokyo’s Sigh and Chiba’s X-Japan, the latter of which pioneered the glam-rock movement known as Visual Kei and recently completed a successful first-ever North American tour. In addition, the Loud Park Festival is held in Japan every year and has featured bands such as Motörhead, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, among many others. Also, there is a manga, turned anime, turned live-action movie (with a cameo by Gene Simmons) based on a fictional band named Detroit Metal City. (I highly recommend to Metalocalypse fans.)

Although there is a plethora of talented J-metal bands, I can only focus on a few this week. Here are three “ichiban” (that means "top" or "number one") bands worth checking out:

Blood Stain Child

Osaka’s Blood Stain Child formed in 2000 with vocalist Ryo, guitarist Ryu, keyboardist Aiki and drummer Violator. The Child, in its early years with the debut "Silence from Northern Hell," has been likened to melodic death metal bands Children of Bodom and In Flames; however, BSC has since matured and separated itself from the pack with its unique blend of electronica, industrial and trance, although still retaining some Gothenburg-influenced roots. The band recently recruited vocalist Sophia from Greece and drummer Gami to replace the previous members Sadew and Violator, and are expected to release a yet-to-be-titled fifth studio album in 2011.

Check out Blood Stain Child at its MySpace.

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Blood Stain Child Signs With Coroner Records

Blood Stain Child, Japanese cyber-melodeath band with contemporary Japanese music culture influences, signs with Coroner Records for the release of its fifth album.

The album will be released in the spring of 2011, although the release date has not been confirmed. Ettore Rigotti (Disarmonia Mundi, Slowmotion Apocalypse, Destrage, Stigma) will take care of production, mixing and mastering of the album in his "Metal House" studios.

After the success of the previous album "Mozaiq," mixed by Tue Madsen and released in Europe and America by Dockyard1/Locomotive and after some line-up problems, the band finally announces new members; Greek vocalist Sophia and drummer Gami (ex-Youthquake) have been added to the band.

Songs have gone through pre-productions with the new line-up and have been completed. Recording sessions for the fifth studio album have already started.

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Blood Stain Child Post New Song Online

Japan's BLOOD STAIN CHILD have uploaded the song 'Neo-Gothic Romance', taken from their new album Mozaiq, for streaming on their official MySpace page. Go to this location to check it out.

Mozaiq is now available in North America via Locomotive Records/Ryko Distribution. The complete album tracklist is as follows: 'Exotic 6 Coordinator', 'Cyber Green', 'Freedom', 'Energy Blast', 'Pitch Black Room', 'Another Dimension', 'Metropolice', 'C.E. 0079', 'Innocence', 'Peacemaker', 'Neo-Gothic Romance', 'Cosmic Highway' (bonus track). Go to this location for more information.

Blood Stain Child recently confirmed two live shows and a clinic date for Japan. Their schedule is as follows:

November
3, 4 - Musical Instruments Fair Japan 2007 - Yokohama, Japan (Caparison Guitars Orbit model demo by Ryu and Aki)
29 - Soma - Shinsaibashi, Osaka, Japan

December
2 - Club Drop - Shinsaibashi, Osaka, Japan

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Blood Stain Child Confirm New Album Release Date

Japan's BLOOD STAIN CHILD will release their fourth album, Mozaiq, in Japan on July 18th. A European release is expected before end of the year.

The tracklist for the Japanese market edition of Mozaiq is as follows: 'Exotic 6 Coordinator', 'Cyber Green', 'Freedom', 'Energy Blast', 'Pitch Black Room', 'Another Dimension', 'Metropolice', 'C.E. 0079', 'Innocence', 'Peacemaker', 'Neo-Gothic Romance', 'EZ Do Dance' (Japan only). The album was produced by Blood Stain Child and co-produced, mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen.

The band will release their third album, Idolator, in North America on July 17th. It will be the band's North American debut. The album was released in Europe late last year.

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