It’s not everyday that a visual kei band sponsors their own live events, but for the ever busy and successful Matenrou Opera (摩天楼オペラ), it’s not unheard of.

2015 has already turned out be an exciting year for the quintet. They began the year with a new look plus the announcement of a new single and tour, and have been keeping busy ever since. To add to their long list of both musical and nonmusical related activities, they will once again sponsor their metal festival, “Koutetsu Matsuri 2015-Legend of Steeler- (鋼鉄祭2015~Legend of Steeler~)”, on October 30, and November 1 and 6. Long time followers of the band will recall that they sponsored the same festival back in 2010, on August 17, with DELUHI and Versailles as guests. This time some of today’s most popular metal bands, Galneryus, NoGod, NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST, and MinstreliX, have been chosen to perform at this grand event.

Additionally, Matenrou Opera will give the general public an opportunity to play as the opening act at the festival. There’s no restriction on age, sex, or ethnicity, so anyone can apply from August 13 to September 15. If you think you’ve got what it takes to keep up with this all-star lineup, then head over to their new page and apply!

Here’s what the vocalist of Matenrou Opera had to say about Legend of Steeler:

“The ‘Steel Festival’ is a celebration of bands with a soul of steel. It’s been five years since we first held the event, and this time we’re gathering the hottest bands from the visual and metal scenes. To bring heavy metal closer to the spotlight, we want to light up these three nights with flames of passion” – Sono

And here’s a quick rundown of the dates and venues:

Matenrou Opera Sponsored Metal Festival: “Koutetsu Matsuri 2015-Legend of Steeler-

Date: 10/30
Venue: ell.FITS ALL, Nagoya
Time: Open 18:30 / start 19:00
Bands: Matenrou Opera, MinstreliX, *Opening act

Date: 11/01
Venue: LIVE SQUARE 2nd LINE, Osaka
Time: Open 17:30 / start 18:00
Bands: Matenrou Opera, MinstreliX, *Opening act

Date: 11/06
Venue: Club Citta, Kawasaki
Time: Open 17:30 / 18:00 start
Bands: Matenrou Opera, Galneryus, NoGod, NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST, *Opening act
Tickets: Purchase at eplus (for 11/06 performance only)

Lastly, Matenrou Opera revealed the gorgeous cover art and title for their third (and final) digital single, “Tataeyou Haha Naru Chi de (讃えよう 母なる地で)”. The single will go on sell on August 21, at 00:00 (JST).

Matenrou Opera Earth Tataeyou Haha Naru Chi de

Tataeyou Haha Naru Chi de

Digital Single 250 yen
  1. Tataeyou Haha Naru Chi de (讃えよう 母なる地で)

Buy at iTunes JP or Recochoku JP

More info:
Official Website
Legend of Steeler Special Page
Facebook (Ayame (彩雨))
Twitter (Sono (苑))
Twitter (Ayame (彩雨))
Twitter  (Yo (燿))
Twitter (Yu (悠))

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