#iheartjrock is on tonight!!

Greetings #jrockers !! Please tune into another #iheartjrock coming up tonight at 10pm est on 103.3fm wxoj-lp northampton ma usa also streaming on valleyfreeradio.org
July 4th is the birthday of rocker #GACKT so we will be having a short block to celebrate his special day, also July 5th is #AKihide’s birthday and will have a short block of his solo music and #BREAKER
Listener Angela had a birthday on the 3rd so there are some birthday wishes to spread as well.
DJ Silent also has more music to share with you too, and an announcement !

Oblivion Dust live clip up on Youtube

2020年1月25日に東京・TSUTAYA O-EASTで行われた「OBLIVION DUST LIVE 2020 -Synched Up-」より『In Motion』『Syndrome』の映像です。 本来、資料用に撮影していた固定映像ですが、LIVE活動が出来ない状況にあるため、LIVE映像の一部ではありますが、皆様にお届けすることにしました。 また、皆様とお互い元気な姿でLIVE会場でお会い出来ることを楽しみにしています。 

"In Motion" and "Syndrome" from "OBLIVION DUST LIVE 2020 -Synched Up-" held at TSUTAYA O-EAST on January 25, 2020.
Originally, it was a fixed video that was originally shot for materials, but since it is not possible to perform LIVE activities, we decided to send it to everyone, although it was part of the LIVE video. 

I’m also looking forward to seeing you at the LIVE venue in a lively manner. 

DJ Sakura note , hope to see these guys live again.

#iheartjrock is on tonight!!

Join DJ Sakura and DJ Silent for 2 hours of music from #japan starts at 10pm est on 103.3fm wxoj lp northampton ma usa also streaming on valleyfreeradio.org

Block of #SixTONES cuz i love them so much. New music from #LYNCH. #ARLEQUIN #BRATS #ORANGERANGE a couple songs from #BREAKERZ #requests and a whole lot more!
Please tune in!
past shows up at mixcloud.com/iheartjrock


It took me a long time to create this. I have binged on DIR EN GREY for the past few months and I love them so much. I was always aware of who DIR EN GREY where, but I have never been this involved with their music. I forced myself to listen to each album. I forced myself to learn and follow all the members of the band on every social media platform i could find. (it was just so hard to do XD ) I played blocks of DIR EN GREY since the announcement they were coming to NYC. Each week I listened to the albums and picked the songs for my show. I started with their first album, i played all the discographies I could find. Even when their new single came out ‘ The World of Mercy’ I played the whole 10 minute long song. I even played it a few times of on my show. I listen to it all the time. I am even listening to it as i type this.

Toyisha is my favorite. He is an amazing bass player. As for social media, I think his clothing line D.I.R.T. is the only thing
D.I.E. is on guitars. He is very talented guitarist and is very nice to look at. He is sadly not on social media. I think the internet would melt.
Kyo (ko) vocals he is the bestest singer ever. I make sure to check his inta and twitter all the time. He is also the singer of Sukekiyo who are amazing they have synthesizers. I hope they come to america too)
Kaoru another amazing guitarist. You can follow him now on instagram.
Finally Shinya, the drummer who is quiet the comedian. Photos of him on the tour in a freezer, in a hoodie, and when is not buzy touring he goes and plays video games on his channel.

Crystal Lake – Devilcry (Official Music Video)

Japanese metal band Crystal Lake video for their song ‘Devilcry’ #iheartjrock played this song a few weeks back. So happy to see a video for it. Love this song so much.

Speaking of Crystal Lake, don’t forget Crystal Lake are coming to the area in 1 month! They are supporting Fit for a King, Chelsea Grin and Alpha Wolf, this area of the valley is known for their love of metal, metalcore, hardcore so it will be sold out soon!

Lead singer from Heavensdust, releases new music, video and more!

Metal band #Heavensdust have been around for 20 years this year. Front man Shin, is continuing his journey, solo with an upcoming EP being released in early March. His new video ‘I’ll be there’ is a sweet light, experimental, acoustic number with shots of him and his child reassuring him we will be there. Surprised by a sample nearing the end of the song. #iheartjrock has been a big fan of #Heavensdust and Shin since before #iheartjrock was a thing. Wish Shin all the best to his new EP.


Atom on Sphere are a super-group of talented musicians from other talented bands of many genres in Japan. It’s been years since AOS has put out their first self titled album. I only heard of them recently, 2016 so the wait hasn’t been as long for me as it has to some hardcore fans. I did fall in love with the music right away because it was so like the music I grew up listening to, I love the 303 in Goodnight Blue, rave vibes …I listened to it a lot when I was at the gym. Over and over. I did put it away for a while and didn’t really think anything was going to happen to this project. I moved on and then all of a sudden there was this anouncement of shows, then of new music. Surprise a new song with a video to go with it. I was totally so happy! then another great song and then an album. All availible for me to purchase. Now I can review it as well as I can. This will be the first review of any music by DJ SAKURA666

Butcher’s Maze

There is a loud synth wail and I am reminded of The Prodigy. Not in a rip off way, but a nice tribute to them. Ken starts to sing and I am transported to 1999, he sounds like a brit pop singer its just so lovely. We go round and round and round and round and it is so catchy, the music is loud, Ken’s voice gets louder and angry. I find myself singing ’round and round and round’ during they day, not sure if Butcher’s Maze is even mentioned in the song, but I enjoy it so much!


This is my favorite song on this album. Song starts out really slow, nice synth melody and Ken’s voice is soft and sweet. The song begins and we are chanting “Dead Battery ruins everybody’s soul” over and over and the funky bass line a long with the synthesized horns leave the listening in a world of bliss. I love this song a lot. It makes me happy, it makes me move at the gym.


New Order ‘blue monday’ intro, and a sample from 90s electronic band Pop Will Eat Itself ‘Can you dig it’ along with neo- electro dance music, and lyrics about sexy people, being sexy. This song is a classic electronica tune from the 90s that never was. Ken Lloyd sings ‘void’ my life is complete! 🕊

Love Like I do


I am reminiscent of an old brit pop groups nice dreamy vocals and synthesizers, with some lyrics that make me wonder. I would like to read the lyrics to this song if possible. I’m confused as to why it is explicit….maybe…

Got to say tho the drums at the end of the song are really strong.

Kick the Habit

Another sexy tune..This song is the most ‘rock’ on the album. The chorus ‘feel better’ loops causing a wall of noise ‘kick the habit…’ i like this one a lot. There are a ton of layers, ken voice, guitars, more noise 😁


Into reminds me of Yazoo! The vocal effects remind me industrial bands like Skinny Puppy and 3teeth. Nice synth lines, bass guitar seems synthesized, is that real drums?


My Cure

Is this Atom on Sphere? The most un-atom on sphere on the album, sexy, funky, feeling like you are in a loungy bar getting your drink on. Love it!

This is the song with honey reference, like old jrock songs

Secret Life of Mine

The most pop song on the album. Catchy chorus, great bassline, guitar songs like a synth, and the drums light and airy. When i listen i feel like I am watching an intro to an anime. Also reminds me of the theme to Big Bang Theory..lol

People and everything is always moving forward, this life, past life, the next life, you choose your life, you bring your baggage wether it is known or unknown with you through time, and if it is meant to be the universe will work to bring everything together like it was always meant to be.


Ken’s voice sounds like Emperor Steel of EOS when he sings the chorus. The guitars are very airy, synthesizer shooshing and bass wobbling, drums are putting it all together. 1st of the power ballads on the album.


The last song on the album. It is the prettiest. It is a slow power ballad with beautiful lyrics and it just makes you want to grab a tissue and sob into it. A love song, a lonely song, Ken’s voice howls HOME and i feel his pain. The synths remind me of when i has a middle high school dance.

Got to getaway 🥀

This is a great ending to a great album. This is the ear candy my brain needed. I love all type of music, I def put this up on top of my list !  Give it a listen !!

I give it 5 iheartjrock broken hearts !


Atom on Sphere’s official website

Atom On Sphere on Spotify

Secret Life of Mine on iTunes

Atom on Sphere instagram

Atom On Sphere official YouTube channel

Atom On Sphere facebook page

my gif, sorry , but it’s awesome