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Platitude - Nine (2004) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at May 6, 2013
Platitude - Nine (2004) [Japanese Ed.]

Platitude - Nine (2004) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 392 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 139 Mb | Scans | 84 Mb | 49:40
King Records Co., Ltd. | KICP-995
Progressive Metal, Neoclassical Power Metal, Melodic Metal

“Nine” is the second album of Swedish band Platitude. “Nine” offers everything in between AOR/melodic hard rock and progressive metal, sounds familiar, original and refreshing all at the same time, does not contain a single weak song - even bonus track “Supernova” is better than what most bands release these days - and has a sublime production by renowned knob twister Jacob Hansen.

Santers - Racing Time (1982) [Japanese Ed. 1998]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at April 4, 2013
Santers - Racing Time (1982) [Japanese Ed. 1998]

Santers - Racing Time (1982) [Japanese Ed. 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 300 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 117 Mb | Scans | 39:01
Avex Inc. | AVCB-66050
Hard Rock, AOR

Regarded by many as the quintessential SANTERS album, Racing Time revs up tune after tune of infectious energy. Critically acclaimed and masterfully produced by Jack Richardson and Rick Santers, featured tracks include, “Mistreatin’ Heart”, “Road to Morocco”, “Winter Freeze”, and “Back Streets”.

Santers - Shot Down In Flames (1981) [Japanese Ed. 1998]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Feb. 25, 2013
Santers - Shot Down In Flames (1981) [Japanese Ed. 1998]

Santers - Shot Down In Flames (1981) [Japanese Ed. 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 283 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 111 Mb | Scans | 37:37
Avex Inc. | VCB-66049
Hard Rock, AOR

Recorded in December 1980, the debut Santers album ‘Shot Down In Flames’ went down to tape virtually live with almost no embellishment at all other than a few vocal and guitar overdubs. The entire recording process took little more than a week from beginning to end. With the benefit of hindsight, it is easy to see that the album is all the better for the fact that it wasn’t laboured over unnecessarily, it has an uncluttered and vibrant feel that is both energizing and exciting.

Opeth - Pale Communion (2014) [Japanese Edition]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 16, 2017
Opeth - Pale Communion (2014) [Japanese Edition]

Opeth - Pale Communion (2014) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 390 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 165 MB | Covers - 171 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Warner Music Japan (WPCR-15732)

When Opeth released Heritage in 2011 - the wonderfully indulgent, somewhat unfocused exercise in prog rock aesthetics - some longstanding fans were offended because the band had abandoned death metal. Truthfully, they had been exploring prog in fits and starts since 2005's Ghost Reveries. Pale Communion completes the transition, proving that Heritage was not only a next step, but a new beginning altogether. Vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt has obviously been listening to loads of prog in the interim - ELP's debut, Deep Purple's In Rock, early King Crimson and Eloy, National Health, U.K., Bill Bruford's early solo work, Pär Lindh, and even jazz fusion. Produced by the singer and mixed by Steven Wilson, Pale Communion states its ambitions outright…

Evanescence - Synthesis (Japanese Edition) (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Nov. 16, 2017
Evanescence - Synthesis (Japanese Edition) (2017)

Evanescence - Synthesis (Japanese Edition) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+log+.cue) - 416 Mb | Scans - 38 Mb | 01:02:25
Alternative Rock, Symphonic, Female Vocal | Label: Sony Music Entertainment, BMG Rights Management

Synthesis is the upcoming fourth studio album by American rock band Evanescence. It is set to be released on November 10, 2017, by BMG Rights Management. The album includes reworked versions of the band's previous material with an orchestral arrangement and electronica music elements, in addition to two new songs. David Campbell was responsible for the arrangement, along with Amy Lee and producer William B. "Science" Hunt (no relation to the band's drummer). In order to promote the new material, Evanescence embarked on the Synthesis Tour, which opened on October 14, 2017, in Las Vegas and will visit cities across the US and Canada until December.
Japanese Human Resource Management: Labour-Management Relations and Supply Chain Challenges in Asia

Naoki Kuriyama, "Japanese Human Resource Management: Labour-Management Relations and Supply Chain Challenges in Asia"
English | 28 Feb. 2017 | ISBN: 3319430521 | 362 Pages | EPUB | 1 MB

Gamma Ray - Alive '95 (1996) [Japanese Anniversary Ed. 2017] 2CD  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Nov. 13, 2017
Gamma Ray - Alive '95 (1996) [Japanese Anniversary Ed. 2017] 2CD

Gamma Ray - Alive '95 (1996) [Japanese Anniversary Ed. 2017] 2CD
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 821 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 267 Mb | Scans | 61 Mb
Ward Records Inc. | GQCS-90379~0
Heavy Metal, Power/Speed Metal

“Alive '95“ was the first live album by GammaRay. It was released on May 1996, following the live concerts in Milano, Paris, Madrid, Pamplona and Erlangen, during the band's "Men on a Tour" European tour. This 2CD premium-quality digipak includes such classics as “Man on a Mission” and “Rebellion in Dreamland” as well as two classic Helloween tracks composed by Kai Hansen himself. The 2017 anniversary re-release of Alive '95 contains a bonus CD including material recorded with Ralf Scheepers in 1993 who provides an impressive evidence of his insane vocal range on tracks like "Future Madhouse","Insanity and Genius" and "Heading for Tomorrow".
Gamma Ray - Land Of The Free (1995) [Japanese Anniversary Ed. 2017] 2CD

Gamma Ray - Land Of The Free (1995) [Japanese Anniversary Ed. 2017] 2CD
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 755 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 251 Mb | Scans | 62 Mb
Ward Records Inc. | GQCS-90377~8
Heavy Metal, Power/Speed Metal

“Land Of The Free“ was the fourth studio album of GammaRay released in 1995 and the first one on which Kai Hansen took over the lead vocals. His unique powerful voice along with the atmosphere of hope and optimism and these fast and furious speeding riffs made sure to attract attention. This reissue comes in a high quality digipak and fan rarities on the bonus CD.
Japanese Youth in the Conservative Elite Society: Essays on the Liberal Young Super-Achievers

Japanese Youth in the Conservative Elite Society: Essays on the Liberal Young Super-Achievers by Hiroshi Itoh, Bernard Bernier, Fumiko Ikawa-Smith
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1495502996 | 244 Pages | PDF | 394.0 MB

This is a collection of scholarly writings with extensive editorial comments on Japanese youth.
Visionary Landscapes: Japanese Garden Design in North America, The Work of Five Contemporary Masters

Kendall H. Brown, "Visionary Landscapes: Japanese Garden Design in North America, The Work of Five Contemporary Masters"
English | ISBN: 4805313862 | 2017 | EPUB | 128 pages | 32 MB