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Yoshiki in Europe and more!

Yoshiki in Europe and more!

We at S-T have been covering the ongoing success of Yoshiki and his film “We are X,” and the news just keeps on coming! Last week on Friday, November 11th, Yoshiki performed at the prestigious Classic ...

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Return of the Prodigal Planet Children

Return of the Prodigal Planet Children

Hey, did you know it’s almost the 10th anniversary of Planet Child Records? This popular label is going to have an anniversary live on January 9th at Osaka Muse. What is the lineup, you ask? Is it Sic ...

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VABEL to disband

VABEL to disband

Bad news for fans of VABEL; the bands been going strong for a few years now, but unfortunately they will soon be disbanding. The last time you will be able to see them is at their last show on Novembe ...

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X Japan: Costume Contest in NYC!

X Japan: Costume Contest in NYC!

In our continuing coverage of X Japan documentary "We Are X," we have more news for those of you coming to the big apple to see the NYC premiere! There will be two more Q&As with Yoshiki on the day of ...

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exist trace updates!!

exist trace updates!!

Last month we introduced you to the latest exist†trace release. "ROYAL STRAIGHT MAGIC" comes out November 16th and includes the following tracks:   ROYAL STRAIGHT MAGIC 2000 yen Tracklist 01. Psy ...

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WE ARE X: Premieres in NYC!!! (and more)

WE ARE X: Premieres in NYC!!! (and more)

We’ve written extensively (here and here and here) about X Japan’s award-nominated movie and its voyage to the good ole’ US of A! Here’s some more info about what’s coming up:   Fans who saw Satu ...

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X Japan nominated for major film award!

X Japan nominated for major film award!

X Japan is ready to take the film world by storm! Yoshiki and co. have been nominated for “Best Music Documentary” by the Broadcast Film Critics Association for the movie “We Are X.” To promote the up ...

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Nihilizm to Disband

Nihilizm to Disband

Some bad news for NIHILIZM fans: it looks like this year will be their last. The band will disband after 3 years of activity following their final oneman live on 12/20. Say your goodbyes to this memor ...

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Kyo’s MADARA NINGEN to get its very own shop in Harajuku!

Kyo’s MADARA NINGEN to get its very own shop in Harajuku!

Have you heard of “MADARA NINGEN?” It’s the fashion collection started by none other than Dir en Grey and sukekiyo’s Kyo, who launched their first collection in July. Now, for a limited time, Kyo fans ...

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Yoshiki Brings his Best for Amazon Fashion Week!

Yoshiki Brings his Best for Amazon Fashion Week!

Have you heard of “Yoshikimono?” This kimono brand, featuring designs by none other than X-Japan’s fearless leader Yoshiki and collaborations with famed kimono maker Keigo Kano, shined earlier this ye ...

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The Magic of exist-trace

The Magic of exist-trace

When you think of long-lived visual kei groups, exist†trace is up there with some of the greats. The band have been rocking out since 2003, and have been making headlines nonstop since their major deb ...

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How is Gotcharocka like a French Pastry?

How is Gotcharocka like a French Pastry?

To celebrate GOTCHAROCKA’s 4th anniversary, the band will be releasing an interestingly-named PV collection! “Like a Millefeuille” comes out September 28th and contains a whopping 15 PVs!   Like ...

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SHAPE SHIFTER’s Eyeball Extravaganza!

SHAPE SHIFTER’s Eyeball Extravaganza!

SHAPE SHIFTER's third single is just about ready! 枯れた瞳 (Kareta Hitomi) comes out October 12th in two types:   枯れた瞳 (Kareta Hitomi) (A Type) ¥2,000 Tracklist CD: 1.枯れた瞳 (Kareta Hitomi) 2.哀しみの記憶 (K ...

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Kra vs. The Spacemen

Kra vs. The Spacemen

Just when you thought Kra couldn’t possibly outdo themselves, now they’re going into spaaaaaaaace! [宇宙トラベラ-] (Uchyuu Traveler) comes out today in a whopping four varieties!   [宇宙トラベラ-] (Uchyuu Tr ...

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REIGN – “KIMI NI”

REIGN – “KIMI NI”

REIGN’s 9th single promises to be every bit as good as the last! 「君に」(Kimi ni) comes out September 14th in two types:   [君に] (Kimi ni)(A-type) ¥1,500(TAX OUT) Tracklist 1.君に (Kimi ni) 2.Suge Name ...

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What if Dad was One of Us?

What if Dad was One of Us?

Dadaroma, who are every bit rad as ever, have a new single coming out! [夢タラレバ」 (Yume tarareba) comes out September 14th in two types, see below for all the sweet deets!   Yume Tarareba (Limited E ...

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Lantana – Liberate

Lantana – Liberate

We introduced Lantana last year, and here’s a brand-spanking new single by the crew! “Liberate” includes 2 tracks for 1200 yen, check it out!   Liberate 1200 yen Tracklist 1 LIBERATE 2 Possessive ...

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KEEL’s Latest Reason for Being

KEEL’s Latest Reason for Being

It’s already time for KEEL’s third album, out September 21st. Details are below:   Raison d'etre et de sang 2500 yen Tracklist 1. SWANS 2. 午後の射殺 (Gogo no Shasatsu) 3. rain song 4. 太陽より暑い夏 (Taiyo ...

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Zombie: Hakaba de GO!

Zombie: Hakaba de GO!

We’re a little early for Halloween and way past Valentine’s Day; nonetheless Zombie has seen fit to give us a new single for September! [墓場 de ラヴソング] (Hakaba de Love Song) comes out September 14th in ...

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Celebrate a decade of Versailles!

Celebrate a decade of Versailles!

It’s hard to believe, but VK phenomenon Versailles began nearly 10 years ago! To celebrate this, here’s a greatest hits release, which includes the following tracks:   Versailles – The Greatest H ...

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