ADAMS shows in Finland and Sweden

Nyanko Scandal Factory booked the sexy duo ADAMS to Finland and Sweden and hence I got the opportunity to work with them during 11th and 12th April as staff.

First I headed to Helsinki to pick up the band at the airport and things went quite smoothly to my relief. We headed to the venue where I finally got to meet my Finnish friends Merja and Reina, which were staff as well.

A lot of people showed up at Gloria and it was such a delight to see.

ADAMS spellbound the fans with passionate music and sexy performing. The audience got wild, screaming, sheering and clapping hands. It truly was an amazing show. ADAMS played mostly old songs from NEO SEXUAL but also some new ones from their recently released album SIXNINE.


For those of you who haven’t bought the album yet, I can reveal that it contains some pretty crazy/sexy photos of the guys… totally naked. ^_-



Next day it was time to go to Stockholm, Sweden, where ADAMS performed at the Lakeside venue. The audience was a bit smaller, but ADAMS still gave the most amazing show like if it would have been an arena with thousands of fans. I remember that I was smiling widely all the time at my spot behind the merchandize table. They are truly a delight to watch live. And I actually think that their performance was even more daring and sexy here than in Finland. Fans were blushing and partly covering their faces with their hands, like they were afraid to watch. Very cute.


The next day it was time for the band to continue to another city in Europe, but we got some time for sightseeing here in Stockholm, which I hope they enjoyed.

THANKS GUYS FOR AMAZING SHOWS! And please come back. :-)

But hey, ADAMS’s Euro tour is not over yet! Take your chance to see them live!

April 19th: Moscow (RU), Zhivoe TV
April 21st: Montreux (CH), Polymanga
April 24th Amstelveen (NL)
April 25th: Merida, Spain – Extremanga
April 27th: Toulon (FR) – Mang’Azur

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Meeting ray in Shibuya

This tuesday it was time for me and Jessica to meet Ray (one of our focus artists) and his support guitarist. But first we enjoyed some extremely delicious salmon sashimi in Aoyama. Mmmm, I love it so much!


And some udon noodles!


And some spring rolls!


Then we headed to Shibuya. Lot’s of people as always.


We went by a pet shop with adorable dogs and cats…

In Shibuya we met Ray and together we went to a restaurant at which you could drink as much as you wanted for six hours. Absolutely crazy, that business idea would never work in Sweden. ^^

Reil (ray)

Reil (ray)

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But we had such a good time and after a while, Yuki, ray’s support guitarist showed up as well. We enjoyed good food, like takoyaki (a favorite of mine, it’s fried octupus with mayonnaise).


We continued to a karaoke bar where we spent the whole night and sang ’til our throats hurt. Awesomely fun!


Finally I’ve ended up at a karaoke bar in Tokyo. ^^ We missed the last subway of course and had to stay there ’til it opened again in the morning. But first, we restored our energies at a noodles restaurant.

We had a blast so I hope I’ll see these two guys again, very good people. ^^

Japanese McDonalds has pink hamburgers!


A fortune teller in our neighbourhood. Apparantly, Japanese fortune tellers can have golden antennas on their head. ^^


Decoration at our hotel.


I don’t want to go home to Sweden. I really don’t. This is painful. But soon we must go home…

Harajuku, Ikebukuro and birthday party

This Friday, I took a short trip to Harajuku to buy some presents.


Later, me and Jessica headed to Ikebukuro to celebrate her birthday together with Hiraoki (I -アイ- ) and Rysuke (Doukoku) with friends.

We had a really good time and missed the last subway home. We had to take taxi. ^^

Happy birthday Jessica!


Meeting tezya in Ginza

Yesterday, me and Jessica went to Ginza to meet the singer tezya.

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I think the hardest part when using Japanese subway is to pick the right exit. As you see, a single subway station can have LOTS of exits. This is for instance different exits from the Ginza station.


We went to a restaurant first to eat Koshiage, Osaka style. It was different kind of fried food that we dipped in some kind of sause.

The round things is small eggs from the bird Uzura.

And this is fried bulb of lotus.


In the near, a kabuki theatre.


Then we continued to a bar where we drank a talked a lot. I had a really nice evening! Thank you tezya and Jess!

jessica öjermalm, tezya and Iona Rosin

Shopping in Akihabara and okonomiyaki in Ikebukuro!

Yesterday, me and Jess headed to Akihabara for some souvenir shopping to family and friends. But we did also do some shopping for ourselves.

Me for instance found these cute cats.


And this cute anime figure. It has somehow become a tradition for me to buy an anime figure each time in Japan. ^^ I don’t remember her name right now though.


Later we headed to Ikebukuro to meet Hiroaki (I -アイ-), David and Stephany. We went to a Japanese restaurant where we could eat and drink as much as we wanted for a certain price. Gosh, I ate and drank so much. Mmmm. Okonomiyaki!

And I got the opportunity to try out this “natto” that everybody talks about.

We had such a nice time! Thank you all!


It’s strange that the subway and train closes so early in such a big city as Tokyo. At midnight we always have to head home, and it feels too early.

It’s not often I see an empty tube carriage like this…


What to do when your drunk friend falls on the track. Don’t go after him – press the button!


The ADAMS concert in Cologne at MTC

Wohoooo, we got some HOT FAN SERVICE! Keep reading and watching! :-)

I took the train from Hamburg to Cologne in order to see ADAMS perform at club MTC July 12th. Last time I was at MTC I saw Amaranyx.

I came from the Deathgaze concert to this and afterwards I can say that it has been two AMAZING concerts but SO different from each other in many ways! A perfect combo for a trip oversea I must say. ^^ I’m pleased.

I met a friend in Cologne and we brought 2 new friends (who had a dog and two rats) with us to the concert. We had a great time, so thank you!

Cologne company

Cologne company

ADAMS is a band consisting of two people:
Adam: lead singer
Shota: backup singer, guitar, producer



They have recently become very popular in Europe among jrock people, which gladdens me enormously. You can tell though that they still are very young on stage, but their music is very well done, catchy, sexy and beautiful and delivered with such passion. The first song I heard with ADAMS was Boku no sei, and I still cries when I hear it and watch the video. Please take a look at it HERE.

I had VIP ticket to the ADAMS show which means that I could enter the club earlier, buy my merchandise and get a photo with the band + meet them during a signing session before the concert.

Shota Yokoyama, me and Adam

Shota Yokoyama, me and Adam

When I jumped up on the stage to them I said “Konnbanwa! Suweeden jin desu” which was my way to greet them and tell that I’m from Sweden. I heard later that I was the only one who put my arms around them during the photo shoot, but of course I asked them first if it was OK.

Afterwards I could sign the fan sheet for the band and here you can see them posing with it. I hope the gift made them happy. ^^

From the fans in Cologne

From the fans in Cologne

I bought the Bittersweet CD and some very nice photos. When it was time for signing session I greeted them again “Konnichiwa. Genki desu ka?” and they answered “Genki desu”. Adam was smiling and Shota said “You are good at Japanese” (which is not true, but it made me glad to hear). He asked me something in Japanese that I didn’t understand and I got desperate: “Wakarimasen! Wakarimasen!” Adam laughed again. In even more poor Japanese I continued with saying “Koko ni ikimasu, ADAMS o mimasu” which probably is as wrong as it can be, but I wanted to say that I went to Cologne just to see them. I hope that made them happy. I said: “Next time Sweden!” and I hope that will be true.

Signed ADAMS merch

Signed ADAMS merch

Unfortunately I didn’t bring any gifts from Sweden, but I had some chocolate for Adam and Lucky Strikes to Shota. ^_- It seemed like they got A LOT of chocolate from the fans. My friend from Sweden brought them Swedish honey. I hope they like that! ^^ Later they posted this pic on Facebook:

Shota & Adam with gifts

Shota & Adam with gifts

It’s very hard to guess their age. They looked so perfect both of them; a very handsome couple with perfect skin. No sign of age whatsoever. They must be 30 years old or younger. But… it’s so hard to guess the age of Japanese. They got miracle skin.

Shota had really nice makeup in blue while Adam went more natural with simple eyeliner. He has very beautiful white teeth (why am I always talking about the singer’s teeth^! I should stop doing that. ^_-)

Time for concert and I got a good spot in the middle on the second row. They started the show with “Checkmate!!” and I think it’s been a long time since I heard girls scream so mush – and so loud! Yayks!

Adam (ADAMS)

Adam (ADAMS)

What surprised me was that Shota and Adam sang almost equally much, backing each other up and singing different musical parts. Adam is the lead singer though and Shota was mostly “rapping” (I think that’s what I can call it). But when you see in the video below that Shota or Adam aren’t really singing in the microphone, it’s because the other one was singing at the moment while the other mimicked for fun.

Shota (ADAMS)

Shota (ADAMS)

They were both really sexy in front of the audience, but I believe Adam tempted us the most with sexy postures and squinty eyes. They seemed to have so much fun up there and the audience was crazy about everything they did. When they performed Boys and girls, Adam and Shota danced para para (so cute) and when it was time for Dizzy love, the fans screamed even louder (like if that was possible!?)

During Sweet Dreams it started to get really hot between Shota and Adam (haha) which you can see in the videos below. But they were just warming up…. ^_- You will see…

Shota & Adam (ADAMS)

Shota & Adam (ADAMS)

I’m so glad that they performed Boku no sei. It was really emotional and AH, it’s sooo beautiful. *sob sob* During one song, Shota surprisingly took off his sunglasses and threw them to a happy girl in the audience.

We had to call them in on stage two times with encore. After the first one, Shota told us that they would play a song that was very, veeeeeery important to ADAMS. It was “Stand up”. They asked us to stretch out our arms towards the sky, which we did. I must say that Shota spoke very good English. At least he had really good pronunciation.

After the second encore they performed with One and Only which I think is a pretty new song. I like it.

Shota & Adam (ADAMS)

Shota & Adam (ADAMS)

They played a lot of songs, much more than I thought they would play. 13 of them! This is the setlist that I remember:

ADAMS Setlist Cologne July 12th 2013
1. Checkmate!!
2. Boys and girls
3. Kissin in the dark
4. Dizzy love
5. Like a dance
6. Go (New song that I really like)
7. Sasayaki (New song)
8. Romance
9. Bittersweet
10. Sweet Dreams
11. Boku no sei
12. Stand up
13. One and Only

In the end they were smiling so much. They seemed to have such a good time and that made me so happy. Adam looked like a kid on Christmas Eve.

Happy Adam (ADAMS)

Happy Adam (ADAMS)

After last encore, they were kind of looking at each other, smiling, a bit insecure, like… “Shall we…?” And then they kissed. For quite long. It was very hot and the audience went wild. I feel like a dirty old woman when saying this but… eeeeeh…. That was nice to see. I think I got enough fan service for the rest of this year. ^^ *drooling*

The show was over but we had another opportunity to shake their hands before leaving. I shake Shotas hand first, telling him that their music is lovely and that I’ve been in contact with him before about the Adams news videos that me and my friend Hide translated into English and he remembered. He also remembered that I was from Sweden. I gave him a hug and when it was time to talk to Adam he looked at us and made a gesture of feeling short. Ha ha. Well, Shota is REALLY tall. Much taller than me! We laughed about it. I gave Adam a hug as well and said for one last time; See you in Sweden.

Here is some film clips from this night:

I felt like a schoolgirl for the rest of the night. ^^ We met some really friendly German couple that treated us beer and pizza and we had a lovely time. THANK YOU! You are awesome!

See more of my live concert reviews here: MY LIVE CONCERTS

tezya gig at SkeCon in Skellefteå, Sweden

I believe everything went very well this weekend. As I hope you know by know :-) Nyanko Scandal Factory and SkeKai did bring the Japanese glam rock singer tezya to the “Japan convention” SkeCon in Skellefteå.

At Arlanda airport, tezya made an interview with JaME Sweden which you can read here: Intervju med tezya (it’s in Swedish. You can read my English translation here: Interview with tezya)

Finally in Skellefteå, we were all very well taken care of by the SkeCon staff. Thank you!

Me and Jess outside the arena

Me and Jess outside the arena

Saturday July 6th, it was time for tezya’s performance at SkeCon. I must say that is was an AMAZING concert! Such a special LIVE moment.

tezya gave it all on stage and played a lot of favorite songs from his album “LIFE MY BABYLON“. The SkeCon audience was so lovely, jumped danced and sheered. There was a really good interaction between tezya on stage and the audience on the floor.

tezya at SkeCon

tezya at SkeCon

tezya moves around a lot of stage, makes wide gestures, jumps, dances and swings the microphone stand like the rock’n’roll star he is. He looked really cool in his costume that he has designed himself (he’s not only a singer, he also models and design clothes). I wish I could buy his clothes somewhere. ^^

Mostly Nyanko Scandal Factory brings visual kei artists to Europe, but tezya is not visual kei: his music is called “Future glamour rock’n’roll” and that’s what it was. Pure amazing! I love it.

tezya at SkeCon

tezya at SkeCon

tezya’s music is heavy, maybe you can say it has a touch of industrial sound (futuristic sound), and his voice is really dark, deep and mature which gives his music that really unique sound.  Listening to it live while watching the very charismatic tezya on stage, truly was an experience I will cherish. He also performed some of his slower songs that I really love, like Cosmo of love! That was an emotional moment for the audience.

tezya at SkeCon

tezya at SkeCon

Some pictures are already uploaded in the gallery at Nyanko Scandal Factory’s webpage, but stay tuned, ’cause more photos and videos will come!

You find the pictures here: Gallery: tezya at SkeCon July 6th 2013

tezya in Sweden

tezya in Sweden

I think tezya enjoyed his stay in Sweden and we hope to see him here soon again!

Please visit tezyas Official homepage: tezya official web site

tezya on Facebook
tezya on MySpace

me and tezya

me and tezya

Album and photo signed by tezya

Album and photo signed by tezya

The Satsuki gig at Garage Deluxe in Munich!

I was ready for the concert. ^^

I was ready for the concert. ^^

Yesterday, 22nd July, I packed my bags and went to Munich for the Satsuki Concert.

I was a little bit nervous since I was going with AirBerlin who totally fu**ed up my journey to Cologne approximately a week ago which prevented me from going to the Dir En Grey Concert. :-( But I had more luck this time!

Last time I saw Satsuki was during his coupling tour with Kaya. It was 12th February 2012 at Underworld in London. After that concert I KNEW that I had to see Satsuki again. That man has totally spellbound me with his voice!

This was my first concert in Munich. I stayed at Derag Livinghotel Max Emanuel which was a very nice hotel, located near Garage Deluxe (the live hall) and the München Rosenheimer Platz from which trains goes all the way to the airport.

Anyway, after making myself ready I started walking in the hot weather, trying to find Garage Deluxe. I was a little bit unsure so of course I got a bit lost. Fortunately I spotted some really colorful hairstyles on the other side of a fence and got a hint of where to go. It’s a good thing that jrock-fans have such outstanding looks. ^_- You always know if you’ve arrived to the right place!

Fans outside Garage Deluxe

Fans outside Garage Deluxe

While waiting outside, I got the opportunity to talk a little with Miho Crown that I’ve had contact with via Facebook. She is the leader of one of the Satsuki fan projects and also followed Satsuki and his band through this tour. Yesterday she was in Paris (France) and after this gig in Germany she would continue to Poznan (Poland). I also got the opportunity to contribute in some fan gifts like messages in fan books and such.

Fan flag

Fan flag

Suddenly when we sat there, Satsuki and another man from his staff turned up with a big garbage bag. Satsuki started to collect trash and some fans helped him.

Satsuki collecting trash

Satsuki collecting trash

I got so totally star struck that I didn’t do anything more than just staring and laughing. Afterwards I thought that I should at least have taken a picture, but apparently I was too shocked.

Satsuki collecting trash

Satsuki collecting trash

Garage Deluxe was not that big inside, but very cozy. I ordered redbull and vodka which is my new “before-gig-drink”. Back in the days I used to drink beer, but that tend to give me headache (probably due to fluid deficit…) and a need to visit the ladies room in the middle of the concerts and THAT is plain dumb. ^_- Redbull vodka is perfect for these kind of occasions. ^^

While looking at the other fans I established the fact that jrocker-fans often are very creative when it comes to appearances, clothes, hair, makeup and accessories. It’s truly inspiring.

Since I have to save money, I first didn’t plan to buy that much merchandize, but by some reason I end up doing that anyway. This time I got my hands on a t-shirt, a Satsuki bag, a photoset and some chekis.

Satsuki has caught my interest by many reasons. First of all I was a big fan of the band Rentrer en soi in which he used to be the vocalist.

He has a voice that is absolutely beautiful and probably the most beautiful voice I’ve ever heard. His music talks to me with its melodic and intense sound and the fact that he masters several instruments fascinated me. He also appear to be such a kind-hearted person and I admire that. His entire presence radiates genuine, humble and loving energies. Still, there’s also something fragile and painful between the lines. It’s hard to put the finger on what it is, but sometimes it shines through when he speaks or through his music. Satsuki’s screams can be totally heartbreaking. I think he is a man who have experienced a lot of pain.

I recall some of his words from a recent interview:

“I want a lot of light in my life because my heart is so dark.”

Finally the concert started and I went closer to the stage.

Satsuki was accompanied by three bandmembers:

Sana-sama on guitar (ex. MASK)
Seiya on bass (ex. OTOKAGE)
Aki on drums (Lc5).

Seiya, Satsuki, Aki and Sana Sama

Seiya, Satsuki, Aki and Sana-sama

Satsuki don’t want us to take photos so I don’t have any. The photos in this post is photos that Satsuki has shared in Social Media.

Satsuki was wearing a white ruffled shirt and a renaissance inspired jacket. Very pretty. He had fixed his hair from his garbage collecting earlier. It was beautiful “windy hair”. He opened the night with “AVEC LE TEMPS” and we all got crazy, clapped and cheered.



I got the blessing to hear a lot of my absolute favorites this night. Shit, Satsuki has made SO MUCH great music!

When they performed with MALACHITE we were all head banging and rocking, accompanied by Satsuki. I know that this is one of his favorite live songs since it makes the fans rock hard. ^_- He made us shout a lot and sometimes he screamed and growled so my heart ached. He makes the most wonderful screams. He truly gave everything at this concert.



It got pretty hot in that little hall and I think we all was soaking of sweat. Satsuki did unhook his shirt pretty soon and this was the first time I saw him bare chested. He has a really cool tattoo on his hip! He usually don’t talk that much about his tattoos, but during a recent interview he explained the meaning of the tattoos on his arms. The left arms is decorated by a dragon that represent what’s holy, the light, while the raven on his right arm represent what’s demonic and dark, the god of death. I truly can relate to that diversity.



Satsuki made sure to introduce all the band members and made us scream there names. Sana-sama told us his name was Sana but that he wanted to be called Sana-sama. He also added a hearty “Guten Tag” (Good day) and “Ich liebe dich” (I love you).

When Satsuki introduced Seiya he said: “Isn’t he cute?!” Seiya looked very young. I wonder how old he is.

When it was Aki’s turn to be introduced he tried to fool us by demanding us to scream “Yoshiki” to him (legendary drummer in X-Japan).

Sana-sama said that Satsuki should be called Sa-chan, which Satsuki didn’t like at all. Unfortunately, this was what the audience started to shout: “Sa-chan! Sa-chan! Sa-chan!” XD

Sana Sama, Seiya, Satsuki & Aki

Sana-sama, Seiya, Satsuki & Aki

Satsuki taught us the furi (dance moves) to one of his songs. We swirled left hand out, right hand out, swirled them back together and formed our hands to butterflies and waved them towards the floor. It was fun.

Satsuki performs ROMANCE in Munchen:

Satsuki performs TWILIGHT in Munchen:



At some point they spoke German which excited the German fans.

What totally amazed me, was that they suddenly started to play a song I didn’t know and Satsuki STARTED TO SING IN GERMAN! And he sang A LOT! Wow, how the heck had he learned all that? Truly amazing.

Satsuki seemed to really enjoy the evening and he smiled a lot and clapped his hands for us. The audience was not very synchronized, but into it and had a lot of energy.

Which reminds me of that Satsuki at one moment said something like:

“You are energy! Your power is like many red bulls!”

After 11 songs, there was time for the first encore and when Satsuki returned to the stage, he did that alone. It was time for an emotional acoustical moment. He sat down on a chair, played the guitar and sang La Lune for us, very beautifully.  When I watched him at this moment, I felt how much I love his music and my desire to see him again grew bigger.

After this (I think), Satsuki talked about his Gomi Fantasia Project (that’s why he is picking up trash before the gigs) and his wish to get a cleaner world.

He said: “Satsuki’s world is beautiful”.

So let it stay beautiful.

With the Gomi Fantasia banner, Satsuki asked us to get photographed with him. (I’m not visible in the dark. ^_-)

Satsuki and fans in Munchen

Satsuki and fans in Munchen

Satsuki left the stage and we cheery requested another encore. This time, the guys wore the tour t-shirts when they entered (except Aki who seemed to have lost it ^^ He was bare chested).

They gave us two additional songs and to my pure delight the last song was CLOSS OF YELLOW which is one of my absolute favorites. I LOVE it!

This was the setlist of the night:

7. Veil of Maria
8. NVN
10. FATE


12. La Lune (acoustical)



The performance was over and Satsuki, Seiya, Sana-sama and Aki took each others hands and made us do a big jump with them.



Seiya threw bass picks to the audience. Aki stood really close to the edge of the stage and suddenly Satsuki looked a bit mischievous and put him down into the audience. It seemed to be a little bit of a struggle for Aki to get up again. Satsuki looked a little bit worried for a while (still smiling though) and tried to help him up on stage again.

Afterwards there was signing session.

Satsuki signingsession

Satsuki signingsession

I greeted them all, got their autographs and shook their hands.



When I stood in front of Satsuki I told him (as good as I could in Japanese) that I was from Sweden and that I had come there just to see his show. When he heard that he looked genuinely happy and grateful, took my hand with his both and said “Thank you… for coming here!”

I had some gifts for him that I handed over: Swedish chocolate and a stuffed moose (Swedish symbol).

I told him to share the chocolate with the other band members and he smiled and nodded. He pointed at one of my tattoos and said that he liked it. ^^

When he got the moose he laughed and jokingly put it on his jacket. He said something while laughing but unfortunately I couldn’t hear what he said.

It’s strange. Even though I feel prepared before I meet an artist, I always get transformed to this shy and scared little girl who’s mind goes totally blank. So even though I thought that I acted totally cool, I was shaking heavily when I got outside. But very pleased and happy with the evening.

Picture from his Paris gig from Journal du Japun. This is the photographers Facebook Page: Chung Hee – Photographie

This was wonderful. I love Satsuki and I sure would like to see him again. Somewhere in this world. ^^

The following is a recording from Satsuki’s performance in Poland and Satsuki shared it himself on Facebook!



More pics from the LUMINOUS tour

Thanks Satsuki, Sana-sama, Seiya and Aki for a wonderful evening!

And here: Satsuki performs La Lune in Paris!

Closs of Yellow

(Music & Lyrics: Satsuki)

Lyrics translated into English

The time of space falls silent I’m cut off from heaven
The thorn of the rose can’t change the reality

I vow to forever kiss the stars
Too dazzling; I’ll close my eyes so I won’t forget

I ask confusion.
Melancholic so sweetie.
Falling to consciousness mind.
Sunday in the dark.

I ask confusion.
I was so sintering.
Only this beautiful world end inside.

Closs of Yellow
I’m feeling in the dark
Melting love angel falling feather

Closs of Yellow
Making sign of shining
The eternity is carved.

There is only a shining cross
Forever engraved [into the sky]

The future will wrap it up even if it’s fickle now
Light will resound with the voice of samsara
I want to reach the future