Read on to the end for a special introduction from the band themselves!
There's a boom in all-female bands in Japan right now, and Aldious is the most powerful and popular of Japan's female metal bands. Their three studio albums have all hit the top 10 of the Oricon daily charts. Re:NO joined the group a little more than a year ago, and she's already written and performed some of their most well known songs. The band's first album with Re:NO, District Zero, also reached their highest chart position so far - #7 on the Oricon Weekly Album Ranking chart (and #4 on the daily chart).
This October, Aldious released their double A-side single Dominator/I Don't Like Me (each with its own promotional video), and the November 4 show at Thumb Up in Kashiwa was the second date on their supporting tour. Check out a sample of the Dominator video if you've never seen them before:
11/04/2013 Kashiwa Thumb Up
4. Wish Song
5. Defended Desire
6. Scabby Heart
8. 菊花 (Kikuka)（Instrumental Ver.）
9. Instrumental 2
12. Eternal Delusion
13. Red Strings
14. Raise Your Fist
16. I Don’t Like Me
18. White Crow
Of course, the band announced that the venue was sold out. They told us the crowds are getting bigger on every tour!
Of course, no Japanese concert is complete without MC segments, and Aldious spent theirs talking about the tour, Yoshi's new skirt, and filming their last two music videos. Since the latest single is a double A-side, they filmed both videos at the same time and it took more than 24 straight hours before they could go home.
Re:NO wrote this song herself.
After the show was successfully completed, we met up with the band in the dressing room where they filmed this special message introducing themselves to their new fans overseas (which hopefully means you!):
Check out the band's official homepage.
Re:NO also wrote about these flowers on her own blog.