Yutaka Ozaki Tribute

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Death sells. That’s the cynical conclusion one reaches when looking at the career of tragic Japanese rock ‘n’ roller Yutaka Ozaki. Since he died at age 26 on April 25, 1992, Ozaki has become mythologized as a rock 'n' roll rebel who followed the path of excess and paid the ultimate price, one in a long line of doomed romantic heroes in Japanese culture. Ozaki’s demise was decidedly inglorious -- he died of excessive accumulation of fluid in his lungs (pulmonary edema) several hours after being found drunk and naked in a Tokyo alleyway early the morning. It was his skill in expressing the frustrations of young people trapped in a conformist social system that made him a Japanese rock martyr. They may sound a bit tame in translation, but Ozaki lyrics like “I don't want to be crushed in the rush hour until my death/Why, to whom and what do have I have to be tied?/I can see myself struggling in a stream from which I can't escape” ("High School Rock 'n' Roll") spoke to disaffected Japanese youth. In songs such as "Seventeen's Map", Ozaki dealt with heavy subjects like teenage prostitution, questioning the values of a society in which a young girl who has lost her dreams sells her body on the street. Following Ozaki’s death, some 100,000 of his fans signed a petition asking the police to re-open the investigation into his death. The petition was sponsored by Ozaki's father and brother, who believe the artist didn't die through misadventure but was murdered. Somebody, they think, made him consume (just how isn't clear) enough alcohol and drugs to kill him. Sony Records, which in 1989 released Ozaki’s debut single, Sotsugyo (Graduation) and to which the artist was signed when he died, maintained that Ozaki's death had nothing to do with drug use. But few believed that, citing Ozaki's 1987 arrest and 18-month suspended sentence for possession of speed. That confirmed Ozaki's outlaw status and caused him to be temporarily dropped by Sony; the company later re-signed him. In the years following Ozaki’s death, a nondescript house in northeast Tokyo became a pilgrimage for Ozaki fans. The alley in which Ozaki was found is beside the house, which belonged to one Tadao Komine. He felt sorry for the fans who regularly visited the alley to pay their respects to their fallen idol, so he converted one small room of his home into what amounted to an Ozaki shrine; the walls were covered by photos and fans' drawings of the late star. Sony hasn’t forgotten about him, either, regularly releasing Ozaki compilations, cover versions, videos and DVDs. They sell quite well, apparently.

THE BEST Japanese artist of all times

MIYAVI AND S.K.I.N. Band

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S.K.I.N. has already gained tremendous attention throughout the world due of its roster. This "Super Band" is Yoshiki's (ex-X Japan) newest project, and the members in this star studded line-up have already gained fame and experience in the music business.

The band lineup consists of Gackt (ex-Malice Mizer) as vocalist, SUGIZO (ex-LUNA SEA) and Miyavi (ex-Due le quartz) as guitarists and Yoshiki himself as drummer and keyboard. S.K.I.N. is also often referred as ‘The Superband’ by the fans, due to the fame of its current line-up.

LINE UP

YOSHIKI: Drums, Piano
Gackt: Vocal, Piano
SUGIZO: Guitar, Violin
miyavi: Guitar

Ju-ken: Bass [support member]

OVERMETAL IN LONDRINA - 07.07.2007

The best brazilian's metal festival is in Londrina, my city, with brazilian's underground scene bands :)))

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SHOWS OF

- AC/DC cover (Curitiba-PR)
- HELLOWEEN cover (Curitiba-PR)
- INFERNAL (Curitiba-PR) - web site
- DREAM THEATER cover (Curitiba-PR)
- MORTUALHA (Londrina-PR)
- FERETRO (Londrina-PR)



Web Site - www.overmetal.com

News: AKADO brazilian web site \o/

NEW SITE's TEAM (online)

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I've finished today the slection for the new site's team. \o/

LINKS (brazilian)

AKADO-BRAZIL: http://www.akado-brasil.110mb.com/
ORKUT Community: http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=10620074
KIRA's Diary: http://darkdiary.ru/users/allan


Members of the site:
KIRA: Manager
Londrina - Pr - Brazil
18 years - M

Amanda: Translator
Londrina - Pr - Brazil
16 years - F

Maru: Uploader
Natal - Rn - Brazil
17 years - M

Beatrice: Russian Correspondent
Moscow - Russia
17 years - F


LILIUM :))))

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/243164
CLICK in "watch this movie" :B

Shadow
Little doll who carries the name of the most beautiful flower
Could you please bring me something from your parents Tower?

Endow
Of course, Dear Shadow
What is it you so Humbly ask to Endow?

Shadow
Walk back to your castle, dear child, and make it your family´s Tomb
For all I really yearn for lies within your mother´s womb
I once heard of a man who will become like no other...
Could you please bring me your still unborn brother?

Would you like anything in return, might I ask?

Endow
Please, I Hope you won't find me wrong...
I would like to play, laugh and dance, all night long.
But no matter what I want, I would find a friend the most relevant.

Shadow
I'm sorry, dear little flower.
Friends I can not give.
It is sadly beyond my power

Endow
Then I would like my brother back.
For this little deal of our just turned awfully sour.
What good are you if you make me weep?
Please have my brother returned by the gates of my keep.

Shadow
Neither your brother I can give you.
What you gave is given.
I merely strive for a way to make even.
Seeing my offer is merely out of kindness...
This child will never know the embrace of your fortress.

Endow
Then I wish for a way to have you undone, kind Shadow.
I want you mauled and buried by the darkest and most blightted meadow.

Shadow
Fair enough, little flower.
Without feelings of either vain or rue, I will grant your one wish 'come true.
Without honour, without grace you will travel to darkest place
Untouched by the viles of gloom,
your skin will always run paler than our brightest moon.
Travel the road of wich I pointed, and be forever gone.
For sure, one day you will have me undone.

Endow
Thank you kindly,
Shadow of whom I don't know.


[LILIUM]