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

LUNA SEA 25th Anniversary -The Unfinished MOON-

“Today is a day of celebration for LUNA SEA, but also a new beginning.” Ryuichi summed up the momentous occasion as LUNA SEA celebrated its 25th anniversary at Yoyogi National Gymnasium on May 29th. The concert, which sold out its 10,000-plus seats in a single day, saw fans of all demographics teeming around the venue in band t-shirts, ‘90s style visual duds, and even cosplay. Just approaching the area Read more

Interview: UnRealistic

Last month, we introduced you readers to UnRealistic, a 4-member band that kicked off band activities with their first mini album release on April 2nd. The band, featuring ex-Called≠Plan’s Yuuto, has only played a few shows so far, but this up-and-coming band is planning to take on 2014 with all they’ve got. Shattered-Tranquility had the wonderful opportunity to chat with UnRealistic in their first-ever interview. Each member opens up about Read more

Interview: METEOROID

METEOROID crashed onto the scene with a bang in late 2012, but began their true trek as a band with their first one-man and release of their first single, "DIVER," back on February 11th of last year. Since that day, this five-man monster of a band has released three more singles and put on dozens of performances, including two sold-out one-man events. However, that's not all that's in METEOROID's future: Read more

Recent Releases: 7/30 Digest

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Recent Releases: 7/30 Digest
Hallo, ST-ers! I hope you’ve been having a fantastic week! Ern’s been busy digging away at the internet archives for all of your latest v-kei news, but it looks like I missed a couple of releases for this week. This week, we celebrated releases from FEST VAINQUEUR and BASH! Read more

Introducing: Corpse Corps

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Introducing: Corpse Corps


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Have you guys heard of Corpse Corps? It seems like quite a few VK veterans have come back from the dead, so to speak. Let’s check them out!
 
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Awoi’s Last Album is their Best

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Awoi's Last Album is their Best

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Back in April, we learned some unfortunate news from Awoi regarding their activities, and slowly we’re finishing out their oneman tour and preparing for their disbandment. But recently, they’ve also announced an additional release before the dissolution after their sixth mini album 「フテキゴウな林檎」(Futekigou na Ringo) dropped back in May — a Best album! On August 20th, “AWOI BEST” will come out in two types, both of which you can preorder at the release links below. Read more

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Grieva Sings of Life and Death

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Grieva Sings of Life and Death
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Grieva will be releasing their third single 「生ト死」 (Sei to Shi) on July 30th!  The new single will be released in two different versions, regular, and limited edition.  The regular edition contains three tracks and will be available on most websites.  The special, limited edition contains the same three tracks and a live recording from their one-man concert this past February.

The limited edition is only available by special mail order, or to be purchased at live venues.  They will only be selling 444 copies, so be sure to grab yours fast!

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BORN’s New Single is a Son of a…

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BORN's New Single is a Son of a...
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BORN continues to push boundaries this winter (and beyond). Read more

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X Japan’s Madison Square Garden Ticket Information

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X Japan's Madison Square Garden Ticket Information
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X Japan fans around New York City’s Madison Square Garden have been eagerly awaiting details regarding their upcoming show in October, and with tickets going on sale this Friday, you’ll be just one step closer to making it happen. Read more

Drummer Mitsuru Leaves Diz

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Drummer Mitsuru Leaves Diz
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Unfortunate news for fans of Diz today–it seems that drummer Mitsuru will be leaving the band.

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Shout at avanchick

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Shout at avanchick
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It seems like just yesterday that we introduced avanchick, and their first sponsored live on July 11th was completely sold out. Now, their 2nd maxi single is already in the works, and they need your help! Read more

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Introducing: Rovimen Z

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Introducing: Rovimen Z
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We have a new band to introduce today!  Rovimen Z is a four member band based in Tokyo.  They got their start this past March with their first live at Okubo Dolce Vita.  Since then, they have been busy with lives and recording.  Tomorrow, on July 28th they will be hosting a show for the first time in honor of the release of their first album!

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Crishuna to Disband

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Crishuna to Disband
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クリシュナ(Crishuna) is a visual kei band relatively new to the scene, but unfortunately, their time is already over. Read more

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Inugami Circus-dan Forms Inugami Circus-dan Z Due to Vocalist’s Surgery

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Inugami Circus-dan Forms Inugami Circus-dan Z Due to Vocalist's Surgery
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犬神サアカス團 (Inugami Circus-dan) had a grave announcement to make at their live this past July 12th, but with a twist. Read more

Yazzmad’s New Member, Single and Third Oneman

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Yazzmad's New Member, Single and Third Oneman

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It’s been half a year since yazzmad released their single 「僕達が紡いだあの紛れもなく輝いた日々と、いつしか気付いてしまった最低な現実」(Bokutachi ga Tsumuida ano Magiremonaku Kagayaita Hibi to, Itsushika Kizuiteshimatta Saitei na Genjitsu) in January, and they’re preparing to bring in the second half of the year with a few new announcements! First off, they’re welcoming their new bassist KAZAMI to their ranks after the departure of Ryo back in April, bringing them back up to a four-piece band!

With the addition, they’re already planning the release of their next single, 「niche['ni:tʃə]」, which drops on September 17th! It’ll come in one type, and though it’s currently not available through CDJapan, we’ll update you in the event it’s listed. Read more

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Chanty’s Grand Bargain

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Chanty's Grand Bargain


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Chanty – who we have talked so much about lately – has quite a proposal for all you fans out there!

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Weekly Discussion Question Round Twenty Five

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Weekly Discussion Question Round Twenty Five
Hey, hey, hey, lovely ST-ers! Have you been enjoying summer vacation so far? I sure have. I spent another lazy week doing…well…lazy things. You know what takes up a lot of my lazy time? Twitter.

And, man, are there some funny people in the visual kei world on Twitter. Remember that time RUKI from the GazettE looked almost scarily similar to Cruella Deville? Or Ice from Black Gene for the Next Scene‘s nonsensical romaji Tweets? I find a lot of gems scrolling through my favorites, but those are just a couple. So, that brings me to the question I have for you all this week:

What are some of the funniest visual kei social networking posts (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) you’ve seen? Are there bandmen you follow on Twitter just because they’re funny?

It’s a pretty non-serious question, but I haven’t been feeling all that serious this week. If you have links to posts or photos, that would be even better. Just make sure to keep it appropriate, folks, and laugh away!

Mebius’s Sunny to Split

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Mebius's Sunny to Split
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Everything seemed to be going well for Mebius with their lives and the release of their third single. We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but another drummer is leaving their band. Mebius fans, especially fans of Sunny, might take this hard, but both the band and Sunny still have plans ahead.

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Join Arlequin in the GRAVE

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Join Arlequin in the GRAVE


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Some big news for fans of Arlequin! This band, while not even a year old, has truly been rocking the scene, and are preparing for yet another single release! [ 墓穴] (Hakaana) is set to drop on the 30th of this month in three different types.

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Otogadead Rises Again for A Day…or Two?

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Otogadead Rises Again for A Day...or Two?
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オトガデッド (Otogadead) is making not one, but two comebacks within the next couple of months. Read more

Get to Know LOST ASH with a Free One-man

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Get to Know LOST ASH with a Free One-man
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If you’ve ever wanted to see LOST ASH live at little to no cost, now is your chance. Read more

RAVE’s “Akume Rhapsody” and 2nd Anniversary Oneman

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RAVE's "Akume Rhapsody" and 2nd Anniversary Oneman

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For fans of レイヴ (RAVE,) this’ll be sure to make your day! Within the week, they’ve announced full details regarding their fifth single and second since they joined PS Company, 「アクメ狂詩曲」(Akume Rhapsody)! It’ll come out on August 20th and like their other singles, it’ll come in two types, a Limited and a Regular type, and both are available through CDJapan.

And like their other singles, the cover is a tad risqué — check out more below! Read more

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Synk;yet’s Inner Core Expands Across Japan

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Synk;yet's Inner Core Expands Across Japan
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Synk;yet may have just kicked off their first sponsored tour and have their first full album set to come out next month, but that isn’t stopping them from “expanding” their activities into this autumn and beyond. Read more

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