June 17, 2009 – Visual Kei Industrial rockers Suicide Ali are set to make their American East Coast debut at Nekocon 2009. Nekocon 2009 will also be the American debut for the band’s newest member, Kozi. The band will be appearing in support of their new CD, "Daishi no waltz", being released through Darkest Labyrinth Records. Their appearance will consist of 2 full concerts, merchandise sales, autograph sessions, a Fan Q&A panel, and possible other surprises! Nekocon 2009 will take place on November 6th-8th at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
About Suicide Ali:
Formed by vocalist Goshi and guitarist Hiroshi, Suicide Ali breathed it’s first breath in 2004. Described as a bastard child of deep psychological ideas and questioning, the band’s music and ideas seem to explore and attempt to discover what truly is the meaning of life, from its epic battles to its smallest nuances. The two brought in Yuu on guitars and Hisashi on drums in mid 2005. Having only a few downloadable demos on their website, the band managed to gain wide notoriety with both the Japanese and American visual kei fanbases. When Yuu announced he would be departing the band in early 2009, Kozi was welcomed in to fill the void. The band continues to bring its unique autonomy and outlook on life to the world, with hopes to one day conquer it.
Nekocon is a fabulous anime convention located in the eastern part of Virginia (Hampton Roads area.) Every November the Nekocon staff pull together many enriching and entertaining activities for fans by fans, and 2009 will be our 12th year… and fifth year at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
About Tainted Reality:
Tainted Reality is the premiere source of Japanese rock (J-Rock) entertainment in the United States. Tainted Reality hosts their own internet radio network dedicated to Japanese musical programming and produces radio shows such as Tainted Reality & The Tainted Reality Talkshow. Tainted Reality often conducts interviews with some of the biggest musical artists of Japan like Yoshiki of X Japan, Die of Dir en grey, Miyavi and MUCC. They also manage and organize tours for prominent J-Rock bands such as BLOOD, Versailles -Philharmonic Quintet-, The Candy Spooky Theater as well as producing media such as the Darkest Labyrinth Vol.1 DVD and the Darkest Labyrinth CD.