“IA” is a virtual artist brought to life as part of the VOCALOID™3 library “IA -ARIA ON THE PLANETES-” and “IA ROCKS -ARIA ON THE PLANETES”, which are both ranked #1 on Amazon Japan Music Software chart. IA-related videos have collectively garnered more than 100 million views.
Members: Vocals: Iruma Rioka Guitar: Nemu Raven Violin: Jill
Hollow Mellow is a three person band led by vocalist Iruma Rioka, featuring Nemu Raven on guitar and Jill on violin. Iruma and Nemu began their work together as the two members of “Iruma Rioka,” blending Iruma’s melodies, often featuring classical elements, and Nemu’s rock style to create a unique sound and vision. While Iruma and Nemu had been releasing music under the name Hollow Mellow, it was in 2014 that, with the addition of their newest member, the talented violinist Jill, Hollow Mellow became an official band.
Formed as a “dark fairy tale artist,” Hollow Mellow’s music is composed by Iruma with dark & gothic, fantasy & fairy tale, as well as classical & antique melodies infused with Nemu’s masterful arrangements of hard rock and heavy metal. In September 2014 Hollow Mellow held their first performance as this official unity and in December, they released their self cover album, “Reincarnation.” Hollow Mellow made their US debut at Tokyo in Tulsa, in Tulsa, Oklahoma in July of 2015 and released their full album, “Cinema Fantasia” in April and appeared at Sabaku Con in May, 2016.
Hollow Mellow is currently working on a promotional video which introduces various lolita fashion and, also, slated to appear for Anime North 2017 in May after the new release of their mini album in April, 2017.
Hollow Mellow is appearing for the first time in Canada at Anime North 2017 in association with Jrock North Promotions Inc. (www.j-rocknorth.com) Please join them on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Toronto Congress Centre, Hall C. Doors open 6:00PM.
Members: Voicecorder: Sharaku [シャラク], Talbo-1: Fukusuke [フクスケ], Talbo-2: Riu [リウ], Support Drum: Hiroshi (from CASCADE) [ヒロシ]
Formed in 1998, METRONOME has released 10 albums, 15 singles, and 2 DVDs. As a pioneer of electronic bands, they actively focus on their live performances, which fully show their techno-pop addictive tracks, unique lyrics and distinctive character.
All three members write, compose, and arrange a song, and each member also works on the various fields, such as working for individual solo works or other units, producing, remixing and performing as support musicians. They have also been described as gamewave and Nintendo core in sounds and while being based in rock, are heavily electronic as well. They have a total of 22 official releases, albums and singles.
After the solo concert at C.C. Lemon Hall, Shibuya, Tokyo in 2009, they indefinitely suspended their activities. However, they announced a restart for the first time in 7 years at the solo concert titled “Please Push Play” at Zepp Tokyo on September 19th, 2016.
Metronome is appearing in Canada for the first time at Anime North 2017 (www.animenorth.com) in association with J-rock North Promotions Inc. (www.j-rocknorth.com) and King Records Ltd. (www.kingrecords.net). Please join them on Saturday May 27th for an amazing performance!
They will be making their first live appearance, and performing for the first time in Canada at Anime North this year. This concert is in association with J-rock North Promotions Inc. and King Records Ltd.