Members: Vocal: 苑 – Sono, Guitar: Anzi, Keyboard: 彩雨 – Ayame, Bass: 燿 – You, Drums: 悠 – Yuu
MATENROU OPERA (摩天楼オペラ) the combination of 摩天楼 (Skyscraper) and オペラ (Opera) in the band name represents the mixture of modern and classical styles that can be heard in the band music.
They made their major debut in 2009, and have been growing in both popularity and musical techniques ever since. MATENROU OPERA is known for their beautiful melodies, based on their hard rock sounds, with plenty of influence from traditional Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Vocalist Sono’s lasting high tone voice is unmatched among the younger vocalists in the scene today, not to mention the virtuoso instrumental techniques of the other members. MATENROU OPERA have performed live concerts in the USA, Europe, across Asia and have fans all over the world. They also performed the opening theme "Chimeishō" (致命傷 Fatal Wound) to the anime based off the popular manga Orenchi no Furo Jijō (オレん家のフロ事情). The Anime opening is available on their new album Chikyuu (地球 Earth).
They will be making their first live appearance, and performing for the first time in Canada at Anime North this year. This concert is in association with J-rock North Promotions Inc. and King Records Ltd.
Red Handed Denial is on the rise in the modern music scene with passion for their craft, strong energy in their performances and a unique charm in each of the members. They made the first move in 2009 with their debut EP “Eyes and Liquid Skies”, which launched the band towards a promising future. Continuing the momentum of their success, 2013 saw the release of their full-length album “Stories of Old”, which was widely acclaimed by fans for blending genres and pushing boundaries in rock and metal. Returning with a mature and focused sound in 2016, the band will release their newest concept EP “Wanderer”, showcasing their growth and rebirth as an independent band ready to make waves.
Hotrod, Arcee, Rumble, Unicron, Spike, Soundwave, and a Quintesson have been brought together by the power of rock ‘n’ roll. Together, they are The Cybertronic Spree, and they play music from The Transformers: The Movie as well as other genre favourites. Originally assembled for a one-time performance at Nerd Noise Night in 2013, the band’s immediate popularity and infamy on the Internet compelled its members to cast aside their warring faction allegiances for the sake of entertainment, though they are still known to battle one another onstage.
Their show history and appeal is diverse; they’ve opened for Detroit rockers, Electric Six, shared the stage with Toronto supergroup, CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR!, appeared on Stephen Eyes’ ‘Eyes on Eyes’ show, and rocked conventions and events across Ontario, including Ottawa, Toronto, Kitchener, and Mississauga.