FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tainted Reality presents GPKISM and Seileen US Tour GPKISM, the gothic/industrial group consisting of Gothique Prince Ken and Kiwamu (former guitarist of BLOOD), will be returning to the US with fellow gothic/industrial group Seileen. Both groups will be touring the US performing live shows, with special events also planned! A full schedule of events is as follows:

January 28th, 8:30pm
GPKISM and Seileen In-Store Event at Cure Shop
219 East 2nd St. 103, Los Angeles, California 90012
Signing session and merchandise sales! Purchase of CD required for autograph.

January 29th, 10:00pm
The Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90057

January 30th, 8:00pm
1902 Mccullough Ave, San Antonio, Texas 78212-4017
Opening Band: Emily’s Gone Mad

January 31st, 1:00pm (Afternoon Show)
The Middle East
472 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4132
Opening Band: Typherus

January 31st, 6:30pm
GPKISM and Seileen In-Store Event at Tokyo Kid
36 John F Kennedy St, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-4910
Signing session and merchandise sales! There will be no autograph session at the Middle East concert! Only at Tokyo Kid! Purchase of CD required for autograph.

February 1st 7:00pm
Santos Party House
96 Lafayette St, New York, New York 10013
Opening Band: Echostream

February 3rd 7:00pm
GPKISM and Seileen In-Store Event and Special Acoustic Live at Digital Ferret
732 S 4th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147
In-Store signing session and special acoustic live event. Purchase of CD required for autograph.

February 4th 8:00pm
GPKISM and Seileen Take Over Tainted Reality (Telethon and Webcam Event)
Listen to Kiwamu, GPK, Sisen, and Selia DJ on the Tainted Reality Internet Radio Network and see them on the webcam LIVE! Any GPKISM merchandise bought through the Tainted Reality Online Store during the broadcast will be signed by the band.

February 5th 8:00pm
460 N 9th St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123-3806
Opening Band: Echostream

February 6th 8:00pm
Jack Rabbits
1528 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32207-3108
Opening Band: TBA

February 7th 7:00pm
2011 West North Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60647-5413
Opening Band: TBA
If you and your friends are 21 or over, please support future efforts for J-Rock bands to return to the Subterranean by buying a drink from the bar, the club’s main source of revenue.

February 8th 8:00pm
El Corazon
109 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, Washington 98109
Opening Band: TBA

All shows will have an opening DJ set from DJ SiSeN, full sets from both GPKISM and Seileen, special performance surprises, and merchandise sales. And, if fans want on-the-fly updates during the tour that include news, reminders, surprises, and inside snippets on the goofy stuff that happens on tour, add the Tainted Reality Twitter at For the most effective usage, set the account to send updates straight to your cell phone!

GPKISM is the manifestation of baroque essence fused with electro/industrial sound, creating a unique world both decadent and sublime. GPK’s (Gothique Prince Ken) operatic vocals, and Kiwamu’s gothic guitar come together to create a dramatic sound which combines baroque and EBM styles. They held their US debut at Nekocon at Virginia Beach, Virginia in November 2008 to much fanfare and critical praise. Their current music is themed around the "Bloody Lady of Čachtice", Countess Elizabeth Báthory.


About Seileen:
Seileen is the goth/industrial dance group started by Selia and SiSeN in 2005. The group’s sound puts a mystic emphasis on Selia serene, mysterious vocals set to SiSeN’s dark electro DJ styling. Some music is supported by KALM (ex VELVET EDEN) and other guest contributors. They performed in Paris 2007 with Tokyo Decadence and captured a stunned audience with their mysterious sound. Their details are still cloaked in mystery…

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About DJ SiSeN:
SiSeN is an extremely unique and stylish DJ hailing from Tokyo. He is highly popular in the Japanese club scene, while rapidly gaining popularity in other parts of the world. SiSeN has already participated in various European events, namely Tokyo Decadence, Japan Expo, and Tokyo Dance Night, as well as conducting his first-ever U.S. tour in February 2008, alongside BLOOD. He also is a professional model and showcases for Japanese clothing designer, Takuya Angel. His unique fashion sense and blazing DJ style has made him an world renowned icon of the Japanese cyber goth and club scenes.

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About Echostream:
Echostream is an industrial/emo rock band formed by keyboardist Tony Grund and singer Ryoko. They have opened for prominent Japanese bands such as BLOOD and Phantasmagoria, and headlined conventions such as Katsucon in Washington DC.

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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.

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