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X JAPAN Rocks Madison Square Garden

X JAPAN Rocks Madison Square Garden

X Japan, a musical phenom like no other. Born from the embers of the Western hair metal movement, characterized by extravagant aesthetics and dynamic compositions, X Japan themselves breathed life - a ...

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v[NEU] Calls It Quits

v[NEU] Calls It Quits

In a stunner of an announcement, popular group ν[NEU] has put in their resignation today, effective immediately following their oneman tour final at Shibuya Public Hall on December 29th. The official ...

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What to Do When You Don’t “Love it” Anymore

What to Do When You Don’t “Love it” Anymore

Less-than-lovely news for fans of promising new band Love it. We only introduced you to this band in June, a few months after they officially began activities. And while the last half-year has been pe ...

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ROMANESQUE A LIVE Gets Re;aL

ROMANESQUE A LIVE Gets Re;aL

Been wondering about ROMANESQUE A LIVE since they went on hiatus? Wonder no more - the band is back on the scene, and they're about to get Re;aL. ...

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

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 © Shatter ...

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

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 © Sha ...

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SCREW’s Rui Says Farewell to Music

SCREW’s Rui Says Farewell to Music

In the second time in as many weeks, PS Company* has another star band making headlines, and, once more, it's not for wholly encouraging reasons. Recently, Alice Nine announced they'd be letting their ...

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Mayu Returns to DaizyStripper

Mayu Returns to DaizyStripper

Great news for DaizyStripper* fans! After almost nine long months of absence, guitarist and leader Mayu is making his comeback to DaizyStripper this fall. Fans were pessimistic, to say the least, when ...

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INORAN Heads ‘Somewhere’ in Asia, Celebrates Birthday in Japan

INORAN Heads ‘Somewhere’ in Asia, Celebrates Birthday in Japan

In March, INORAN released a solo mini-album, Somewhere, and went on a promotional mini-tour the following month. Another month passed and he joined his old bandmates at LUNA SEA's 25th anniversary liv ...

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Nico Nico Nama – August 25-31

Nico Nico Nama – August 25-31

Dearest readers, did you miss Ernie? Please accept this hamster's humblest apologies. Ern took a little summer vacation, and then it was Obon, an important cultural holiday in Japan with Buddhist orig ...

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Moran Loses Soan, Plans Hiatus

Moran Loses Soan, Plans Hiatus

According to an official announcement on vocalist Hitomi's blog, Moran's drummer Soan, who has been working with Hitomi since their days in Fatima, will be departing the band some time next year. At t ...

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Alice Nine Parts with PS Company

Alice Nine Parts with PS Company

In what may be one of the most shocking of such decisions so far this year, PS Company's darlings Alice Nine have announced that, following the August 25th end of their contract, they will terminate t ...

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Interview: LOST ASH

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 ke ...

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rice Can’t Put It into Words

rice Can’t Put It into Words

Have you been eating your rice lately? The duo has been rapidly picking up speed since their 2012-2013 hiatus, and they are now set to release their 16th single, 言葉にできない (Kotoba ni Dekinai). ...

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Nico Nico Nama – July 21-27

Nico Nico Nama – July 21-27

Readers, what do you watch in between Nico Nico Nama streams? Ernie's been bingeing on Netflix and just finished the entire Battlestar Galactica series in, like, two weekends. And now Ernie's frakkin' ...

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Paranoid≠circuS Has a New Buffalo

Paranoid≠circuS Has a New Buffalo

In May, Paranoid≠circuS's drummer Yusura left under vague and suspicious circumstances after a private incident unrelated to the band. Immediately after, the ghoulish group invited drummer Kizuna as a ...

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Royz Welcomes Rey

Royz Welcomes Rey

Thanks to reader xHime for tipping us off to this news! Royz recently parted ways with guitarist Kazuki in what seemed to be a heartbreaking decision. But not too long after, at the precipice of their ...

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THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S Become… PARASITE Singles?

THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S Become… PARASITE Singles?

What's this? Are the members of THE MICRO HEAD 4N'S joining that growing demographic of adult children living at home and relying on their parents to support their unencumbered lifestyles? No, not qui ...

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CELL’s Paradox-ical New Single

CELL’s Paradox-ical New Single

CELL's got a skeletal new style - and an introspective new single dropping this week, too! CELL, whose vocalist Kon just returned from performing in Los Angeles at Nameless Group/Tune in Tokyo's VK FE ...

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Nico Nico Nama – July 14-20

Nico Nico Nama – July 14-20

Readers! The World Cup is over and (spoiler alert) Germany took home to gold, for the fourth time in the history of the tournament, and the first time as a unified nation. Must be a proud moment for o ...

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