exist†trace Reveals Details About New EP

Japanese all-female rock band exist†trace has revealed the jacket art and track list for their upcoming 6-track EP Royal Straight Magic, due for release November 16.

Royal Straight Magic features 5 new songs written by guitarist and lead songwriter miko, and 1 new song written by guitarist Omi, who penned the fan-favorite “Shout Out” on the band’s last EP, This Is Now.


01. Psychedelic Black Night (music/lyrics: miko)
02. ROYAL STRAIGHT MAGIC (music/lyrics: miko)
03. Yoake no Hikari (music/lyrics: Omi)
04. Kimi to Ame to Himitsu (music/lyrics: miko)
05. GET BACK (music/lyrics: miko)
06. SKY (music/lyrics: miko)

exist†trace has kept up with a busy live schedule in the midst of recording the new album, and will launch their “Survival March” tour in November with a hard-hitting slate of special guests.


11/4 Nagoya @ IMAIKE 3 STAR with: touch my secret, Disqualia, BLACKBILLY, YKC
11/5 Shiga @ BARI-HARI with: Accidentally Encounter, sylph emew, Disqualia, Rosario Ark
11/6 Shinsaibashi @ FAN J with: Kisakiemi, sylph emew, Disqualia, RAMPANT
11/12 Machida @ The Play House with: SOUNDWITCH, Torirudan, BLACKBILLY, LAST MAY JAGUAR
11/13 Shizuoka @ UMBER with: G∀LMET, SOUNDWITCH, BAND-MAID
11/19 Shimokitazawa @ MOSAiC with: G∀LMET, SOUNDWITCH, sylph emew, LAST MAY JAGUAR

Band members Jyou (vocals) and Omi (guitar) have formed a special limited-time unit “Winter Boys” for the Survival March tour. The duo will sing surprise songs, MC the concert event, and introduce the visiting bands.

exist †trace will cap off the year with three straight one-man performances titled “Royal Straight Magical Show” in Osaka (December 17), Nagoya (December 18), and Tokyo (January 9).

Members of Archangel Diamond, the official exist†trace international fan club, will receive a bonus photo set with the Royal Straight Magic CD plus a digital download code for the November 16 release.

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