LOST ASH Sizzles at a Sweltering SUMMER PARTY (Part 2)

Part 1, featuring the pre-live activities and talk show, is over here! Article: jazz Live coverage: jazz, Yayoi Photography: Katie F. for Shattered-Tranquility.net Special Thanks: Ku, Alicia © Shattered-Tranquility.net 2014 Correction 09-30-2014 09:40 EDT: We mistakenly reported that the Kodoku no Kakera single was sold out, when in fact it was only the souvenir "Kodoku no Kakera" towel that is out of stock. Please be aware that the actual single is in fact still available Read more

LOST ASH Sizzles at a Sweltering SUMMER PARTY (Part 1)

  Part 2, featuring the full rundown of the live itself, is this way! Article: jazz Live coverage: jazz, Yayoi Photography: Katie F. for Shattered-Tranquility.net Special Thanks: Ku, Alicia © Shattered-Tranquility.net 2014 ----- In Japan, there are certain motifs that immediately evoke the image of summer. The persistent hum of cicadas, the mirrored burst and sparkle of fireworks reflected in a river, the flavor of fresh grilled takoyaki drenched in sauce and mayonnaise, the petrichor after summer Read more

Interview: LOST ASH

Finding a MESSAGE in the ASHes It may not be easy to place J-Rock’s Jacks-of-all-trades LOST ASH into one convenient category, for all the skills they have. If there ever were an example of “visual kei idols,” it would be LOST ASH, who have the talent, looks, style, and sound to garner both mainstream and niche appeal (and, with their web series and vocalist Daiki’s acting career, they’ve the film Read more

Interview: Chanty

  YOLO, YOLO A Pirate’s Life for Me Chanty first sailed into the Tokyo visual kei scene late last summer, when they shocked us with their hilariously imposturous introduction profiles. But we soon found out that Chanty were anything but imposturous. In just under a year they have pierced our hearts with their light, catchy melodies and left us wanting more. Shattered-Tranquility.net got the opportunity to chat with Chanty just before the Read more

Red Desire LILIA & A Look Back at Royz

After saying farewell to Kazuki last month and heading into the future with Royz, we'd like to take a look back to the spring at Royz's Red Desire LILIA tour, and even farther back, to the beginnings of the band. We caught up with Royz for the first time in more than a year at their Aomori performance of the tour this past April and were treated to another Read more

heidi. 8th Anniversary Live

It was overcast and cloudy in Takadanobaba on the day of heidi.’s Eighth Anniversary Live. This slightly foreboding weather, however, was not enough to stop the hundreds of fans that came to see this special event from flooding into the venue the second doors were opened. Clad in band t-shirts and stylish outfits made up of various mismatched colors, fans greeted each other on the floor, exchanging excited whispers Read more

Introducing: DIALITE

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Introducing: DIALITE
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Hey, Shattered-Tranquilitians! Ever heard of DIALITE or Another? We haven’t formally introduced them before, so here’s your chance to get to know them. Get a digital copy of their totally rockin’ music for free, and check them out!

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Get “Sacrifeared” to your favorite Triggah-happy bandmen

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Get "Sacrifeared" to your favorite Triggah-happy bandmen


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The screams of TRIGGAH’s latest sacrifice have been compiled onto the band’s first mini-album!

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Synk;yet’s Graceful DVD

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Synk;yet's Graceful DVD
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This is the year of firsts (and good firsts) for Synk;yet. Their first full album was released, their tour was sponsored for the first time, and they are coming out with their first live DVD. Fans that were unable to make it to the Takadanobaba live will be able to catch it on the new live DVD release!

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MeteoroiD Tones it Down and Changes it Up

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MeteoroiD Tones it Down and Changes it Up
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Fans and band members alike may be mourning the departure of guitarist Yutori, but MeteoroiD has a lot more in store for you. Read more

INORAN takes Asia

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INORAN takes Asia


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INORAN, the legendary guitarist of LUNA SEA, had a special announcement for fans during his 44th birthday event at Shibuya Public Hall this past weekend.

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Back to the “ARCHE”

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Back to the "ARCHE"
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Here is the latest update on Dir en grey’s new album! We let know you about their upcoming tour information and gave hints about the album “ARCHE,” but now the track list is available. Be sure to pre-order your copy today!

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BLACK GENE’s first mini album for the VK scene!

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BLACK GENE's first mini album for the VK scene!


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It’s been a year since Black Gene for the Next Scene released their debut album, and 3 singles later the group is poised to offer another extended release!

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SICK2 has control of the radio dial!

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SICK2 has control of the radio dial!


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SICK2 will be releasing their first full album this fall!
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Arlequin’s First Album

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Arlequin's First Album
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アルルカン (Arlequin) is finally putting out the album we’ve all been waiting for. Read more

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Raffle Winners!

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Raffle Winners!
Earlier this month we posted a live report featuring LOST ASH, where we talked about their “LOST ASH SUMMER PARTY 2014″, which took place on August 3rd.

LOST ASH were kind enough to sign not one, but three autograph boards for us to give away to readers of the site!

So without further adieu, the winners of the signed boards are…
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Introducing: Liraizo

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Introducing: Liraizo
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This sold-out session band is officially kicking off activities in November. Do you recognize any faces here? You should. Read more

Awoi to release last single

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Awoi to release last single


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In April, we announced that AWOI would be disbanding after 10 years as a band. This summer saw the band’s best-of album, but they have one more release up their sleeves before they say goodbye for good!

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Can UWAKIMONO Get a HELLYEAH?

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Can UWAKIMONO Get a HELLYEAH?
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Fashion, electronica, and visual kei collide in 浮気者-UWAKIMONO-‘s new single. Read more

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BugLug Invites You to Play in JUGEMU

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BugLug Invites You to Play in JUGEMU
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This Wednesday, BugLug fans are getting what they’ve waited half a year for: a new single. Read more

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existtrace’s New World

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existtrace's New World
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As promised, we have all the details on existtrace’s new album. We even has a sample for you to rock out to!

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Introducing: Dianslave

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Introducing: Dianslave
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What kind of a band concept is “Joyful Dizzy Shake”? Well, you could be one of the first ones to find out! Read more

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Another band gets Licked

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Another band gets Licked


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We at S-T were looking forward to a rejuvenated LICKER after the band had decided to restart activities this year. Unfortunately, it looks like this era for the group has come to an end as well.

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Yumehito announces new band!

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Yumehito announces new band!


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Yumehito, the former guitarist and vocalist of AYABIE, has been busy since leaving the band at the end of last year. Since then, he has formed Robin’s peace Bk with Yuki of Raphael fame, as well as another brand new band with some other very recognizable members!

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X Japan Contest: WeAreXposed Tickets

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X Japan Contest: WeAreXposed Tickets
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Big news! Want to see the X Japan concert? Well, X Japan is hosting a contest, and if you have what it takes, you may be going! But you better enter soon!

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Go behind the scenes with VELVET EDEN!

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Go behind the scenes with VELVET EDEN!


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2014 has been a big year for Velvet Eden so far. After releasing their long-awaited best-of album and their first DVD, the group has promised yet another video release!

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