Saturday, May 27, 2006

BIG News From Suicide Ali

New Suicide Ali Photo

Not only has this new image been released by the band, but their first set of tour dates have been confirmed, and next month they will release their very first single!!!

Here's the tour info (Japan Only):

July 14th - Osaka Muse, Osaka
August 18th - Brand New Cafe, Osaka
August 20th - Kyoto Muse, Kyoto
August 21st - Shinsaibashi CLUB ALIVE, Osaka

Also, on July 14th, SA will release their first single, This New Order, a brand new song to be coupled with a b-side! This single will be the first ever release for the band, and will be available internationally via

Please support the band and purchase the single, and if you just happen to be in Japan on those show dates, go see 'em live!!!


Thursday, May 25, 2006

Tainted Reality and Iron Otaku Team Up & Roger Makes His First Appearance on XM Satellite Radio

This Friday, May 26th at Midnight (EST) and 9pm (Pacific), Tainted Reality officially teams up with our new XM partners Iron Otaku and we make our first appearance on their show on XM 29. Virginia and I swung by to help out this week, and they gave us air time to plug the BLOOD and Moi Dix Mois US tours. Be sure to tune in for our very first appearance as well a great selection of J-Pop and J-Rap!

Also, we will be on the Iron Otaku Talkshow Podcast this week! Some of the topics we cover are the E3 wrap-up, A-Kon, and the Summer of J-Rock. That should be up on the link below some time soon. However, in the meantime, they have uploaded something truely special for you guys!

Dir en grey's first ever US broadcast interview!!!

Be sure to check that out, as well as our dual broadcasts coming up very very soon!


P.S. Special thanx go out to Jason and Kelly for having us on!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Final TR of the Year

The Final TR of the year will air this Friday at 10pm to Saturday 10am! That's right folks! An all night, 12 hour ultrafest of Tainted Reality, coz damnit, we'll miss it during our 3 1/2 months off air, and we know you will too! So, those of you who won't be staying up throught the show have the opportunity to go to bed and wake up to TR! It's gonna be a crazy crazy show, so tune in!


Sunday, May 07, 2006

And That's a Wrap... almost

Those of you who missed the season finale missed something really special. Here's the playlist:

Coheed and Cambria - Keeping The Blade
BLOOD - Caught in the Spiral
Sakurai Atsushi - Sacrifice ~Last Confused Mix~
SID - Aijisai
Duel Jewel - Reincarnation. Flow
Raphael - Hanasku innochi no kagirii
Alice nine - Q
BLOOD - Tanmei
Blam Honey - SUSPECT
L`cryma Christi - Sanskrit Shower
Gackt - Redemption
Asian Kungfu Generation - Sakurasou
X - Desperate Angel
Oblivion Dust - Plastic Wings
KoRn - Blind
MUCC - Hakujitsu
Moi Dix Mois - Deus ex machina
Kagrra, - chikai no tsuki
*Gilgamesh DOUBLE SHOT*
Gilgamesh - Mouja no Koushin
Gilgamesh - Having Betrayed is Why
D`espairs Ray - Pig
Malice Mizer - Le Ciel (Single Version)
HIM - You Are The One
Suicide Ali - Favorite Song
Reggie And The Full Effect as The Common Denominators - DWARF INVASION
D - Night Ship D
E nomine - Der Ring Der Nibelungen
Gazette - Cassis
Daishi - I Love You
Art School - Waltz
Dir en grey - Dead Tree
Move - Dog Fight
Tomoyasu Hotei - Twisted Bon Voyage
hide - Hurry Go Round
hide - Hi Ho
hide - Pink Spider
hide - Misery
Isabelle - Stage AGAIN
Isabelle - N
Isabelle - Automatic Destruction
Isabelle - Love & Peace
Isabelle - Tenjouura no YUU
Deadman - Moumoku no hane to hoshi o te ni
Karen - eternity...~winter version~
Deadman - Imp
Scissor - 8
Scissor - From juunin to iro
Scissor - Farewell
Pierrot - Yuuyami Suicide
Pierrot - Neogrotesque
Pierrot - Mad Sky
Pierrot - Screen Ichi Torikago
Pierrot - Follower
Pierrot - Paranoia
Pierrot - Psychadelic Lover
Pierrot - Mass Game
Pierrot - Heaven
Psycho le Cemu - Prism
Psycho le Cemu - Love Is Dead
Psycho le Cemu - Michi no Sora
Psycho le Cemu - Dance II Heaven
Psycho le Cemu - Neo
Psycho le Cemu - Last Emotion
Psycho le Cemu - Megatron
Psycho le Cemu - Gekiai Merry Go Round
Psycho le Cemu - Grotesque
Psycho le Cemu - With
Psycho le Cemu - Rememberance
Psycho le Cemu - Roman Hikou (Acapella Live at Katsucon 2005)

The first half of the night was a pretty normal show. We took as many request from as many different bands as we could, goofed off, shared some news with the people (outlined below), the usualy TR goodness.

Through out the night, we promoted the BLOOD LES FLEURS DU MAL US Tour sponsored by us, and annoucned the dates as well, which are linked at the top of the page. I know this goes without saying, but if there is and way humanely possible that you can make it to these shows, PLEASE DO AND WE'LL LOVE YOU FOREVER!!!!!

A concerned listener also IM'ed the station, saying that Batsu had a translated message from Mana himself say that he is indeed coming to the US this summer. If this is true, it would be the first official word from Mana that he is indeed coming to the US. We'll post more on this as we get more accurate information.

We also announced that JRock, ink Magazine has been renamed to Purple Sky Magazine and now under slightly new management. They have just opened their website, which has an.... interesting promotional video on it! CHECK IT OUT!

Last, we promoted a J-Music show on XM Satelite Radio called Iron Otaku. They play a bit more pop than TR, but they are by far mor proffesional than we are and have featured many big name artists on their show that we could only DREAM of haing! If you're interested and have XM, please check out their Myspace profile:

After this, we moved on to our tributes to bands on hiatus or have broken up.

I just want to start out by saying I apologise to those of you who made requests we couldn't fulfill. The last 3 hours of the show were for the these bands, and we felt that playing other bands' music would distract the focus away from these tributes. Generally, we would honor any and every request we get, so please forgive us if we refused your request. However, listen in during the next show and we'll make it up to you!

That aside, we started the tributes with a heavily fan requested block of hide, to honor the great guitarist who died 8 years ago last week. From there we moved on to Isabelle, who may or may not have broken up, but are deffinately "stopping activities". After that, we payed tribute to Deadman, and Karen both at once due to our lack of music from them, and moved on to Scissor.

Then, we began our 45 minute tribute to the trgically disbanded Pierrot. Each and every song was a request and many messages were sent to the station to be read on air in honor of the band.

Finally, in a very emotion finale, we paid a one hour tribute to Psycho le Cemu, who were on their fairwell tour during the airing. Every song, once again, was fan requested and we had to break every 2 songs to read messages from fans, sometimes reading 2 at a time, and we still couldn't get through them all! We ended the show, and the official season of Tainted Reality with the Roman Hikou Aucapella version. Immediately afterwards, WIXQ was flooded with phonecalls and IMs from fans, thanking us for the tribute, which moved many to tears.

While this was the season finale, WE ARE ON AIR THIS WEEK!!! However, the time is different.

This week we are on air Tuesday 7-10pm! Make not of this time change for this week only!, More shows will be added as well in the coming days, but this will be the finale week of TR for the 05-06 season! this is your last chance to get your fill so be sure to tune in!


Tainted Reality presents BLOOD LES FLEURS DU MAL US Tour

Tainted Reality is proud to announce that we are bringing BLOOD to LA and NYC this August!

Here are the days and times:

August 9th
The Knitting Factory, Hollywood, CA
Doors open at 8:00pm
Show starts at 8:30pm
Tickets: $13
Opening Bands: The Last Dance, Secret Secret, lo:lita

August 10th
The Knitting Factory, New York, NY
Doors Open at 7:00pm
Show starts at 7:30pm
Tickets: $16
Opening Bands: Annie's Grave, Ghost Orgy, Still Life Decay

Tickets on sale at &

Here is a list of items the band will be selling during the tour:

1st PERIOD DX 25$
2nd PERIOD DX 25$

With purchase of any item you will get an autograph Kiwamu, Kaede, and Fu~ki!!!

Buy 2 items, and you will get a free BLOOD arm band!

Only items that are bought at the show will be signed.

All items, including arm bands, are in limited supply, so buy them early in the night!

No flash photography please
Audio and video recording of the show is prohibited
Please report any person doing this to the closest security guard or Tainted Reality representitive as to prevent the performance from stopping

Also, we are currently organizing volunteer street teams in each city. If you are interested please e-mail us at

For info on the opening bands, please click these links:
Secret Secret -
Annie's Grave -
lo:lita -
The Last Dance -
Ghost Orgy -
Still Life Decay -

Please come out as not only is this TR's first sponsored tour, but also because it's BLOOD's return to the US after 2 long years, and there first time playing non-convention shows on US soil! Only 200 tickets available at NYC and 100 at LA so hurry up! They'll go fast! We hope to see you there!


Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The Season Finale of Tainted Reality

This Thursday, for the 6 HOUR season finale of TaintedReality (Starting at 4pm Eastern), we will be paying tribute the the bands that have disbanded in the past year, with most of the focus being on PLC, Pierrot and Scissor(just to name a few). This show maybe be recorded for all of your own personal archives and can be sent to the band, which has been proposed by some people in various LJ communities (there is software out there that enables this. Does anybody out there know what?). What we encourage you to do is pick the music that will be played during our tribute. Please send those choices either to TR's

LJ username: Taintedradio
the blogger:
the myspace:
our e-mail:

These songs can either be by the artists, or a another artist's song that you wanted to dedicate to them.

Also, we will be reading messages from you for the band. Keep the messages to 2 paragraphs or less and can be about how much the band has touched you, how much you will miss the, etc. Also, please include your handle (name you go by), hometown, state, and country. You can submit those the same way you submit songs. Other bands to be included in this show are bands that have gone on hiatus. The above goes for these bands as well.

Bands To be covered: Psycho le Cemu, Pierrot, Scissor, Isabelle, Deadman (Unfortunately, we only have No Alternative) and Karen (Revolving Lantern is unfortunately or only album)

Let's make this a success and give PLC, Pierrot and others a bon voyage! Please please please participate!