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Introducing: Ashmaze.

Introducing: Ashmaze.

In October, we'll have a new contender in the Visual kei battlefield. Ashmaze. is a five-member band that has already released their first music video, but their first release and concerts won't happe ...

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A9 Changes Name Back to Alice Nine.

A9 Changes Name Back to Alice Nine.

Since breaking away from PS Company in 2014, the band formerly known as Alice Nine (or アリス九號 in Japanese) operated under the name A9. It gave the band a fresh start and a slightly different image. On ...

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VIVARUSH’s New Single and Bassist

VIVARUSH’s New Single and Bassist

Remember in March when VIVARUSH kicked out their bassist without a clear explanation to fans? We still don't know the exact reason, but we do know that the bassist slot has been officially filled. His ...

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Arlequin’s New Label and New Single

Arlequin’s New Label and New Single

Yesterday, Arlequin (アルルカン) made some exciting announcements: a new single, a new tour, and a new...label? That's right; Arlequin has started their own label within GOEMON RECORDS, which they've named ...

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Introducing: RANDS

Introducing: RANDS

You may have already heard of RANDS (蘭図) and their veteran lineup, but in case you haven't, S-T is here to bring you up to speed. RANDS is currently a three-member band that started up activities in J ...

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Details on NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST’s New Mini Album

Details on NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST’s New Mini Album

Since learning about NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST's comeback and new member back in April, fans have been waiting for further news on the band's upcoming release. They've cleared up a few details for us. NOCTU ...

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LUNA SEA’s New Album Co-Produced by Steve Lillywhite

LUNA SEA’s New Album Co-Produced by Steve Lillywhite

LUNA SEA has been doing a lot for their 30th anniversary, including their first performances outside of Japan since 2013, a couple of shows at the Nippon Budokan, and even an appearance at the upcomin ...

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ex. D’espairRay’s HIZUMI Starts NUL.

ex. D’espairRay’s HIZUMI Starts NUL.

After nearly a decade out of the music scene, HIZUMI is back. NUL., comprised of HIZUMI (ex. D'espairsRay) on vocals, MASATO (defspiral) on guitar, and toshiyuki kishi (abingdon boys school) on progra ...

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ex. WIZARD’s Masumi Passes Away

ex. WIZARD’s Masumi Passes Away

You may have read our previous articles regarding ex. WIZARD's Masumi battle with lung cancer and fans' efforts to support him. This morning, Masumi's Twitter account was updated with some grave news. ...

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NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST Returns with New Member, Mini-album Announcement

NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST Returns with New Member, Mini-album Announcement

After a scandal that left both members and fans of NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST heartbroken, they're finally back and have a new face in their ranks. Lin (ex. abstracts) has joined the band on guitar to fill t ...

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Visual kei CD Shops Start 1,000 Paper Crane Project for WIZARD’s Masumi

Visual kei CD Shops Start 1,000 Paper Crane Project for WIZARD’s Masumi

Fans were shocked and disappointed to hear about ex. WIZARD guitarist Masumi's stage 4 cancer diagnosis, but fans and shop owners alike are pulling out all the stops to support him in whatever way the ...

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sukekiyo Reveals Details for New Release “INFINITUM”

sukekiyo Reveals Details for New Release “INFINITUM”

sukekiyo's first new batch of music (aside from singles) in nearly two years is being released next month, and we finally have more details on it. "INFINITUM" will be released on May 24. As of now, on ...

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sleepyhead’s TEKKO Performance Canceled

sleepyhead’s TEKKO Performance Canceled

sleepyhead, who had plans to perform at 2019's TEKKO in Philadelphia, has unfortunately had to cancel their appearance last-minute. According to project leader Takeru, he was unable to get a proper vi ...

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Minus Jin-Say Orchestra Unable to Contact Bassist

Minus Jin-Say Orchestra Unable to Contact Bassist

Minus Jin-Say Orchestra is disbanding in June, as most fans probably already know. It looks like they may face the end with one less member (at least for now). On March 28, the band announced that the ...

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Ex. WIZARD Guitarist Diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer

Ex. WIZARD Guitarist Diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer

Fans of Wizard, who went on hiatus in 2013, will surely remember guitarist Masumi. You may even be keeping up with him on Twitter, on which he had two announcements to make to fans detailing what happ ...

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LIRAIZO’s Drummer Takes a Break Due to Injury

LIRAIZO’s Drummer Takes a Break Due to Injury

If you notice a different drummer playing in LIRAIZO, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you - it's a different drummer. A few days ago, LIRAIZO announced that drummer Suzune is going to take a break ...

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Janne Da Arc’s ka-yu Leaves Amid Allegations, Band Breaks Up

Janne Da Arc’s ka-yu Leaves Amid Allegations, Band Breaks Up

Unfortunately, this does not appear to be an April Fool's joke. ka-yu, the long-running bassist of Janne Da Arc, officially left the band on March 31 amid suspicious activity he has allegedly committe ...

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vistlip’s Vocalist Returns, Live Activities to Start Again in Summer

vistlip’s Vocalist Returns, Live Activities to Start Again in Summer

vistlip finally has some happy news! The band just announced that after a bout of illness and prolonged recovery from lung problems, vocalist Tomo has been given the OK by doctors to resume singing in ...

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[Live Report] sleepyhead “meltbeat” Tour 3/17/2019

[Live Report] sleepyhead “meltbeat” Tour 3/17/2019

sleepyhead “meltbeat” Tour 3.17.2019 We got the down-low on sleepyhead's new release “meltbeat” in our interview with Takeru, and now we've been to see it live. On March 17, exactly one year since the ...

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[Interview] La’veil MizeriA’s First Album

[Interview] La’veil MizeriA’s First Album

A lot of things have changed for La'veil MizeriA since we talked to them in their first interview ever. They have a new guitarist (who actually turns out to be one of their original members?), several ...

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