Ever since this website began operations last September, we have striven to bring you many innovative things we could not bring to you guys as a blog. We have brought you store discounts, CD giveaways, and several stuff more. Today, we would like to present one more thing we have been wanting to tell you guys about. Several members of JROCKNEWS staff have had the chance to get to know each other and talk about their musical tastes, and as it turned out, these tastes were practically identical. What started as a simple joke began to gain force over the past few months, and after several discussions it eventually turned into a full-fledged project, which is finally ready to reveal to the public! Therefore, we would like to introduce to you guys a new band composed entirely of JROCK NEWS’ staff: ZEX-Z!

ZEX-Z is a five member band comprised of five writers from the JROCK NEWS team: drummer Hiroshi, bassist Zen, guitarists 666 and Juntao, and vocalist Saki. Their first group picture can be seen above.

As for the band’s sound, they will be playing death-core music, so expect their sound to be heavy and brutal! A single is already on the works, and they are in talks with CDJapan to be able to sell their music overseas through their website. ZEX-Z’s debut single will be titled Haru no Joudan (春の冗談), and will release today, on April 1. It will contain three tracks, and as someone who has gotten the chance to listen to the progress of their work first-hand, let me tell you guys that ZEX-Z’s talent is incredible. I had not expected the band to be that good, given that the members had not had a significant amount of time to connect musically, but their chemistry is no joke! As of now, ZEX-Z is still an independent band, but they are looking into getting signed to a label. An official website along with social media accounts are still in the making, so keep an eye out for those as well. For now, you can take a sneak peek of the band’s first title track in the preview below!

What do you guys think of the band? I think it is definitely a band you guys should be looking out for. For now, this is all the information about them available, but please keep on the look out for more information as it emerges, for this site will be having all information on them faster than anyone else, as well as some exclusive info. Until then, please look forward to the development of JROCK NEWS’ very own band, ZEX-Z!


Haru no Joudan (春の冗談)

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  1. Haru no Joudan (春の冗談)
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  3. Maji? (まじ?)

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