Hello everyone! We are ASTERISM, three pieces instrumental heavy metal band based in Japan. HAL-CA, guitar, is at the age of 15, MIYU, bass, is 16, and MIO, drums, is 19. All members are teenager, average age of band is 16.
Since we formed the band in 2014, we focus to show our play on Facebook, because junior high students are not allowed to work after 8:00pm due to Labor Law in Japan. It prevents us to perform at any Rock Festivals, we were invited.
That’s why we post video of rehearsal in studio, stream monthly live at Hard Rock Café Fukuoka on Facebook. Fortunately, ASTERISM Facebook page gains approx. 80,000 followers support. 98% of followers are outside of Japan. Our dream to deliver our music to over the world is getting closer.
ASTERISM CD is on sale only in Japan, not globally. Why ASTERISM wants to deliver its music on CD? Why not on streaming? It is because this is ASTERISM first full album. Each member put everything in to the new album, skills, passion, and thoughts. So do ASTERISM staffs. It is not just deliver its music. For ASTERISM, it’s to deliver every single piece of ASTERISM to you.
(from left to right)
Bass: MIYU, Date of Birth: March 12, 2002
Guitar: HAL-CA, Date of Birth: November 23, 2002
Drums: MIO, Date of Birth: November 14, 1999
HAL-CA started to play a guitar at the age of 10. MIYU started to play a bass at the age of 7 and MIO first touched drums when he was 5. All of them are growing up, Heavy Metal is always with them. YAMAHA's Band competition 'The 8th Music Revolution' in 2014 and hit it off. Later each of them said same, "Finally, I met a person we can share music in the same level at the same age". ASTERISM is a hero for its transcendence technique to the same generation. ASTERISM always practice to improve instrumental skills, in playing its sound bumps up. You can see ASTERISM live is full of energy and they always put passion into music. According to HAL-CA, MIYU and MIO, they wish to support anyone struggling with their music. That’s why ASTERISM call its own music 'Battle Music', they battle in playing to encourage people.
Recent info of ASTERISM:
⁂ official website http://asterism.asia/en/
⁂ Apple Music (10 tunes) https://itunes.apple.com/artist/asterism/1308141595
⁂ Spotify (2 tunes) https://open.spotify.com/artist/65T5OWkp6XPHZzurwEaBl6?si=GwFmYWXrStWqjAfuLr6ADA
⁂ YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/ASTERISM
Yes, you can stream ASTERISM music on Apple Music, Spotify or YouTube.
Then why ASTERISM eager to deliver its CD to the world? Because it’s ASTERISM first full album. Because each member put everything into the new album. Because the new album “IGNITION” is Soul of ASTERISM.
ASTERISM is managed by YAMAHA Music Entertainment, preparing to perform outside of Japan, like North America, Europe and Asia. It may happen in urban area, but hardly to visit everywhere in the world. ASTERISM thinks physical CD makes it happens. ASTERISM ask its label what to do, since they have no idea.
The label explains how music industry works in Japan. ASTERISM accidentally know how music industry is different from other countries. Japan is one of few countries that certain amount of CD is sold. It means the label has no structure to deliver ASTERISM CD to the world.
If 50 copies of the new album are sold, it may open a door. The label said they will build the system to deliver ASTERISM CD to the whole world, when ASTERISM gets 50 or more order of CDs.
ASTERISM consider what to do. It is why ASTERISM decide to execute this Kick Starter project.
For the project, each CD you purchase member of ASTERISM autograph and deliver to you, no matter where you reside. ASTERISM need your support. Please help ASTERISM.
* All Pledge prices are including handling and shipping cost for anywhere in the world.
The Good News. ALBUM is ready
ASTERISM first full album “IGNITION” is on sale on August 22 in Japan. It’s fixed. We just have done recording.
Fabulous artists join this album. Bootsy Coolins at first. Bootsy discovered ASTERISM in very early days, shared on his Facebook. Bootsy Collins is the king of P-Funk, everybody tends to think he is of Funk Music. But he is a producer discovered Steve Salas and Buckethead. Bootsy produced two songs of the album, play bass and you can listen his voice as well.
Not just it. Bootsy bring an Iconic Guitarist, Buckethead.
Buckehead is instrumentalist, Virtuoso Guitarist ex-Guns N’Roses. Multi instrumentalist who encompasses several genres of music. Buckethead’s music spans such diverse areas. He has collaborated extensively with a wide variety of high profile artists, also has written and performed.
With two songs produced by Bootsy Collins, album “IGNITION” contains eleven songs. Including many original songs, prove members’ high skills for song writing, not just playing. ASTERISM release two types of CD, Limited Edition and Regular Edition.
Limited Edition contains the new album (1CD) and 1DVD.
DVD also includes music videos of three songs, '155' from The Session Vol.1, 'Rising Moon' from The Session Vol.2, and the song Bootsy Collins produced in new album, 'BLAZE',three songs of live performance video and 'Behind the scene of recording'. Especially 'Behind the scene of recording' is exclusive to DVD, since it's not dropped on YouTube or any other platforms.
**Bootsy Collins and Buckethead are not appeared in videos.
Limited Edition is limited number of 200. Regular Edition has no limitation.
You can get two existed EP, 'The Session Vol.1' and 'The Session Vol.2' as well.
That's not it. On this Kick Starter project, ASTERISM sells T-shirts and wrist band, sold at live venue! Green printed T-shirts are Kick Starter Limited.
We stream when members autograph
Each member of ASTERISM autographs every CD, both for Limited Edition and Regular Edition. We stream when members autograph, calling name, each one of you back ASTERISM up. We mail details of streaming to you, only you. Later we upload archive, to let you know in what minutes ASTERISM called your name.
We also held an event you can directly communicate to ASTERISM on Skype. Person who donate JPY5,000, can talk with ASTERISM for five minutes. For communication, we prepare an English-Japanese interpreter, please kindly understand only English or Japanese speaking is acceptable.
In case we judge inappropriate happen in Skype communication, such as obscenity, immediately we shut down Skype. Members of ASTERISM is just teenager, please behave yourself.
We need your help
For ASTERISM’s global activities, your help is required. We really appreciate for your cooperation.
Risks and challenges
If the number of orders exceeds 1,000, packing may take time.
CD and March will be shipped from Japan. We will use the "SAL" mail. it may take one month after shipping to the place far from Japan like Africa and South America,
We will inform you of shipping by e-mail to everyone at the time of shipment.
- (30 days)