existtrace to perform at Sakura-Con 2011; “TWIN GATE” USA CD release announced

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October 20, 2010 –  Japanese all-female visual kei rock band existtrace will make their North American debut at Sakura-Con 2011. The band will perform a live concert and attend autograph and Q&A sessions for fans during Sakura-Con’s three-day event in Seattle, WA on April 22-24, 2011.


Sakura-Con information and pre-registration at: http://www.sakuracon.org/

JapanFiles will release existtrace’s new album TWIN GATE on December 15, 2010, just 6 weeks after the CD’s Japanese release. TWIN GATE features 10 tracks, including “VANGUARD” and “RESONANCE”. The USA CD release contains the complete Japanese booklet and artwork.


TWIN GATE is available for pre-order now at the JapanFiles online store, and will also be available at Hot Topic stores nationwide, JHouseRock.com, RightStuf.com, and Amazon.com.

TWIN GATE pre-order: http://www.japanfiles.com/store/exist-trace-twin-gate.html


existtrace PROFILE

existtrace is Japan’s first all-female Visual Kei rock band. Formed in 2003, the members of existtrace are Jyou (vocals), Miko (guitar), Mally (drums), Naoto (bass), Omi (guitar).

Along with multiple tours of Japan , existtrace has performed twice in Europe, making appearances in Berlin, Helsinki, Moscow, Paris, London, and Barcelona. In 2009, the band performed at the 2-day V-ROCK FESTIVAL in Chiba, Japan. In November 2010, existtrace will release their new album “TWIN GATE” in Japan.

existtrace’s performance at Sakura-Con 2011 will mark their first-ever USA appearance.

existtrace appears by arrangement with JapanFiles, Loopline, and Monsters, Inc.


existtrace official website: http://www.exist-trace.com

existtrace on JapanFiles: http://www.japanfiles.com/existtrace


exist trace – “RESONANCE”




Supporting Japanese artists since 2004, JapanFiles specializes in digital sales, merchandise, events, and media promotion for indie and major Japanese music artists. Music downloads at the JapanFiles Digital Music Store are DRM-free and only 99 cents each.

JapanFiles has sponsored Japanese artist appearances at Sakura-Con, Anime Boston, A-Kon, FanimeCon, Anime Mid-Atlantic, Pacific Media Expo, Anime Vegas, Animex (Mexico), SXSW, Slim’s (San Francisco), and Knitting Factory (New York City).

JapanFiles has produced over 20 USA CD releases for Japanese artists, including HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR, exist trace, girugamesh, Onmyo-za, LM.C, Morning Musume, Hangry & Angry, ketchup mania, Swinging Popsicle, LiN CLOVER, Budo Grape, BESPA KUMAMERO, and three volumes of the “Fresh Cuts from Japan” compilation series.

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Presented by the Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association, Sakura-Con is the oldest and most well attended anime convention in the Pacific Northwest . Member attendance for Sakura-Con 2010 was over 18,000 individuals; with most members attending all three days!

Please join us for Sakura-Con 2011 as we celebrate our 14th amazing year. All the excellent programming you’ve come to expect will be back in abundance. Anime theaters, gaming, cosplay, cultural panels, dances, concerts, art contests, AMV’s, industry guests, over 100,000 square feet of exhibits hall, guests of honor and more!

ANCEA is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about popular and traditional Japanese media. Sakura-Con is ANCEA’s main realization of that mission. http://www.sakuracon.org