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OGRE GOD FESTIVAL Features ex-Irokui, ex-Ando Session Bands and More!

OGRE GOD FESTIVAL Features ex-Irokui, ex-Ando Session Bands and More!

Session bands make for good opportunities not only to see your favorite musicians in a different role or costume, but also excellent chances for retired or otherwise M.I.A. musicians to reemerge. From ...

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Liberty Goes Nationwide with “TIME LIMIT / Kuusei”

Liberty Goes Nationwide with “TIME LIMIT / Kuusei”

It's always exciting when a minor band manages to get a nation-wide release out, especially because it means the band becomes that much more accessible to foreign audiences! Liberty is approaching a m ...

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“DEEP MORE DEEP”, Four-Artist Omnibus

“DEEP MORE DEEP”, Four-Artist Omnibus

When we hear about omnibus (or V.A.) album releases, we're used to hearing about full-length albums. However, this month will see the release of a mini album omnibus, if you will, titled "DEEP MORE DE ...

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Yanagi Steps Down — Is This the End of Jabell?

Yanagi Steps Down — Is This the End of Jabell?

Former fans of Saruin, and perhaps even old fans of the GazettE, may remember that Jabell came together for a single live back in January. The move was an exciting one for die-hard old fans, especiall ...

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LUNA SEA 25th Anniversary -The Unfinished MOON-

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. T ...

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Regalia Splits Over Musical Differences

Regalia Splits Over Musical Differences

Coming up on the summer, we're seeing countless announcements of disbanding, hiatuses, and members departing from bands. We've already published several of them, but there are more to come, so indies ...

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THE GALLO’s First PV Goes Public

THE GALLO’s First PV Goes Public

We told you back in March about THE GALLO's premier PV to be released with the single of the same name, "Muen," but recently we were met with a surprise twist. With no prior announcement of a DVD to b ...

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landz Goes to Wonder…landz

landz Goes to Wonder…landz

Out today -- Japan time, that is -- is the fourth single from landz., aptly titled "Alice in Wonder landz." Despite being a single there is no song on either version of the release with the same name ...

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Tritt fur Tritt’s VK-Packed 10th Anniversary

Tritt fur Tritt’s VK-Packed 10th Anniversary

Tritt fur Tritt is a well-known hair salon that has worked with various visual artists over its 10-year history. To commemorate its decade anniversary, the brand will be celebrating with a massive hai ...

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CELL’s Members Keeping Busy Outside of CELL

CELL’s Members Keeping Busy Outside of CELL

CELL, who experienced a jump in popularity overseas after their appearance at last summer's Anime Expo in Los Angeles, have not only been keeping busy as a band but have also been getting involved wit ...

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ex-ZABEL’s Raku Blooming with Lilly

ex-ZABEL’s Raku Blooming with Lilly

We're a little late with this news, but it's still worth taking note! In early April, Lilly announced that ex-ZABEL guitarist, 樂 (Raku), would be joining the band on April 20th. After almost a month o ...

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ex-LuLu Members Announce Debut of Zooc

ex-LuLu Members Announce Debut of Zooc

We thought we would be waiting until May to hear more from ex-Lulu Sayuki about his new project, but details have emerged this evening, several days early. Those who are subscribed to the Zukku mail m ...

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L’arc’s Tetsuya to Become a Father

L’arc’s Tetsuya to Become a Father

We're unfortunately aware of our tendency to be the bearers of bad news at Shattered-Tranquility.net, but today we actually have something much happier to announce! Reports began surfacing on Monday t ...

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Health Issues Lead Kiryu to Raise Cheki Prices

Health Issues Lead Kiryu to Raise Cheki Prices

Visual kei collectors and concert-goers are bound to be familiar with cheki -- the tiny Polaroid photos you can purchase of your favorite band members. They're popular because they're one-of-a-kind, o ...

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Theft at Lives

Theft at Lives

Hello, readers! (I just love seeing my picture up there!) I'm taking a break from bringing you a fun, random fact this week to talk about something a little more serious. In the past month or so, I've ...

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Re^ve’s Final “Never Festival”

Re^ve’s Final “Never Festival”

With very little explanation and no official OHP statement, Re^ve abruptly announced on March 30th that the band will dissolve on June 14th. The announcement came to light only on guitarist shu's Ameb ...

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Live House Drink Ticket Fees on the Rise

Live House Drink Ticket Fees on the Rise

We've recently noticed an additional effect of the consumption tax hike on April 1st that we hadn't expected -- many live houses known for hosting visual acts have increased their drink prices to ¥600 ...

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Shiori to Return to Synk;yet

Shiori to Return to Synk;yet

In January, Synk;et announced that bassist Shiroi would take leave from band work for a while due to a medical diagnosis revealing nodular sclerosing Hodgkin's lymphoma. However, Starwave Records and ...

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Temporary Band Silhouette Becomes MAJOLICA

Temporary Band Silhouette Becomes MAJOLICA

It's hard to say this wasn't seen coming. Last year, a ragtag group of visual indies musicians put together the unit Silhouette with a catch: the band would dissolve six months after its founding. Fro ...

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MEA Represents Indonesia in Tokyo

MEA Represents Indonesia in Tokyo

At Shattered-Tranquility.net we don't typically cover foreign visual kei acts. It's nothing personal; we love knowing that the love is spreading overseas and inspiring new acts to spring up all over t ...

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