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God of Shamisen News News from the Tsguaru-Shamisen metal band, God of Shamisen! Mon, 24 Jun 2013 05:47:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Kickstarter: Monsters of Shamisen CD! Mon, 24 Jun 2013 02:06:42 +0000 While we continue to sell our old albums, God of Shamisen has technically been inactive for a while now. (We will return with new music, I promise!)

But in the meantime, our good friend and shamisen player Kyle Abbott is trying to fund the new Monsters of Shamisen album, which feature’s GOS’s very own shamisen master Kevin Kmetz!

Check out the KIckstarter campaign right here!

And as of this writing, the campaign has almost expired!! (It may be over by the time you read this.) But if you can, check it out and please help their project!

Thanks, everybody! And look for new GOS soon…

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“Begin Japanology” interview with Kevin! Sun, 07 Oct 2012 21:09:33 +0000 Kevin Kmetz, with some live footage of God of Shamisen, was featured in a recent episode of Begin Japanology, a Japanese documentary TV show. Check out his interview in this video!

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Please Donate to Japan Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:05:17 +0000 Please donate to the Japanese Red Cross Society, or other foundations, to help Japan!

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Buy our second album: SMOKE MONSTER ATTACK! Tue, 23 Nov 2010 10:34:15 +0000 Smoke Monster Attack is now available for purchase!

You can listen to previews and buy MP3 from CDBaby here.

Buy on iTunes here.

Or you can buy MP3 or high quality lossless FLAC from LobeFood here.

Check out our new album and let us know what you think!

We are also proud to announce that our first album, Dragon String Attack, is also finally now available in lossless FLAC format as well.

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New Album! Smoke Monster Attack Mon, 08 Nov 2010 10:36:22 +0000

Teaming up with producer Billy Anderson, God of Shamisen returns with Smoke Monster Attack, their second album. Featuring some new tunes along with some interesting video game cover songs, we run the musical gamut from an aggressive new arrangement of the traditional “Jongara Bushi,” to the Indian-inspired mellow breakdowns of “Last Shamisen Master Attack,” to a wild metal cover of the Star Wars theme. The album will be only available digitally, and will be available to download on iTunes, Amazon, and other online stores soon! More details soon.

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Thank you, Kansas City! Fri, 29 Oct 2010 23:37:28 +0000 Earlier this month, God of Shamisen played at the 2010 Greater Kansas City Japan Festival. Here’s some video from our weekend!

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Coming this OCTOBER 2 – Kansas City Japan Festival! Fri, 20 Aug 2010 09:09:45 +0000 Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, God of Shamisen will perform at the Greater Kansas City Japan Festival! More details on our appearance will be available soon. Read more about the KC Japan Festival on their website!

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Thank you Atlanta! Wed, 07 Oct 2009 21:01:57 +0000 Thanks to the Japan National Tourism Organization for having us play at JapanFest Atlanta this year! We had a great time and met a bunch of new fans!

Also – we now once again have more T-Shirt sizes (Small thru XL) finally available to order in our website’s store. Check em out!

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JapanFest and other Georgia tourdates! Sat, 12 Sep 2009 01:34:03 +0000 Check out the top of our website to see the current tourdates. We have two shows performing at this year’s JapanFest in Atlanta, as well as various other shows in the Atlanta area. Kevin Kmetz will be performing a solo shamisen performance at Goergia State on Sept 16, as well as various acoustic workshops at JapanFest itself. Then the band has two 21+ rock club shows, one at the Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta and one at the Wormhole in Savannah. The dates and details of these shows are at the top of our website!

We hope to see our southern fans at as many of these shows as possible! Of course, we’ll have our CD, 7″ vinyl, and t-shirts (finally back in all sizes) for sale as well. See you soon!

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Geekbox Podcast Fri, 07 Aug 2009 05:00:58 +0000 Kevin and Mark from God of Shamisen appeared on this week’s internet radio podcast, the Geekbox! You can check out Episode #26 here!

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