Update on Status of Japanese-based Bands - Idol Threat: Warning Shots at the Mainstream


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Update on Status of Japanese-based Bands

Japan is home to a ton of amazing bands, many of which as you may know are huge favorites here at Idol Threat. After hearing that High on Fire survived being in Tokyo during this tragedy (mere weeks after they survived being in Australia during their earthquake) I of course immediately thought of the safety of many of the bands that call Japan home. Some have already updated through Facebook that they are safe and sound, it's amazing how much social sites like Twitter and such can now provide news such as this instantly throughout the world.

I have scoured the internet looking for news from other bands like Boredoms, Boris, Acid Mothers Temple, Melt Banana, Ruins and more but have only been able to get confirmation from the following bands. If you have any news about the above listed bands or others please share them with us:

"As for the earthquake, we are safety. We had gathered for the practice. The earthquake came when we finished just practicing. So scary moment. Anyway we are ok."

"Dear Friends,
We are all safe. But it was definitely one of the most powerful, longest earthquakes ever though. Many thanks for thinking of us during this crazy time.

Kazuyuki Kishino (KK Null/Zeni Geva):
"I got the unexpected phone call on the train heading to San Sebastian this afternoon, which was from my wife Mikiko in Japan and told me about the earthquake. She and Maru chan are safe and fine and our house is OK. What a relief!! However, they are still having many aftershocks, I wish I could be with my family at a time like this." (KK Null is currently in Paris, France)

*Update via Temporary Residence Limited Records forum:
"By all accounts all TRL-related folks are safe and sound. Envy, MONO and Caroline appear to be accounted for. Apartments are wrecked and some folks are going to have to find new homes, but lives are spared and that's more than a lot of people can say, so we're counting our blessings."

Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 automatically to your phone bill, or click the jump to find out more ways to help/donate:

AMERICAN RED CROSS: Emergency Operation Centers are opened in the affected areas and staffed by the chapters. This disaster is on a scale larger than the Japanese Red Cross can typically manage. Donations to the American Red Cross can be allocated for the International Disaster Relief Fund, which then deploys to the region to help. Donate here.

GLOBALGIVING: Established a fund to disburse donations to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami. Donate here.

SAVE THE CHILDREN: Mobilizing to provide immediate humanitarian relief in the shape of emergency health care and provision of non-food items and shelter. Donate here.

SALVATION ARMY: The Salvation Army has been in Japan since 1895 and is currently providing emergency assistance to those in need. Donate here.

AMERICARES: Emergency team is on full alert, mobilizing resources and dispatching an emergency response manager to the region. Donate here.

CONVOY OF HOPE: Disaster Response team established connection with in-country partners who have been impacted by the damage and are identifying the needs and areas where Convoy of Hope may be of the greatest assistance. Donate here.

: Putting together relief teams, as well as supplies, and are in contact with partners in Japan and other affected countries to assess needs and coordinate our activities. Donate here.

SHELTER BOX: The first team is mobilizing to head to Japan and begin the response effort. Donate here.

Tips on Donating: http://www.charitynavigator.org/

1 comment:

  1. Thanks a lot for posting these. I would like to know what has happened to members of Corrupted and Limited Express (Has Gone?) amongst others.