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Can You Help Golden Bomber and Honda Reach 100 Million “Me”s?

Can You Help Golden Bomber and Honda Reach 100 Million “Me”s?

You can always count on Golden Bomber to do something we don't quite understand. Golden Bomber, in collaboration with Honda, has begun the "Memememeshikute Challenge." In this challenge, internet user ...

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Acid Black Cherry’s Yasu Cancels Tour, Goes on Hiatus Due to Poor Health

Acid Black Cherry’s Yasu Cancels Tour, Goes on Hiatus Due to Poor Health

Acid Black Cherry, one of the more major names in the Visual kei industry, has had to throw in the towel for a bit due to health problems. On his official website, staff wrote that neck problems (and ...

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Random Fact: How HOLYCLOCK’s Ryutaro Found His Mother

Random Fact: How HOLYCLOCK’s Ryutaro Found His Mother

When it comes to artists--especially in visual kei--members are pretty strict about keeping their professional life separate from their private life. This can manifest in the form of a stage name, alt ...

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HOLYCLOCK to Enter Indefinite Hiatus in September

HOLYCLOCK to Enter Indefinite Hiatus in September

Sometimes the band lifestyle isn't for the best. HOLYCLOCK has announced that at their September 21 show at LIVE HOUSE D', they will go on indefinite activity pause, and for a surprisingly honest reas ...

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SuG to Enter Indefinite Hiatus in September

SuG to Enter Indefinite Hiatus in September

SuG has been charging towards their first Nippon Budokan show for months now, but unfortunately, it will mark an end as well as a milestone. SuG has announced that following their Nippon Budokan show ...

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Devil Kitty’s Akina Suffers Stroke

Devil Kitty’s Akina Suffers Stroke

It may be a while before Devil Kitty's guitarist returns to the scene. On Friday, August 11, Devil Kitty's guitarist Akina was hospitalized due to poor health condition. There, he was informed that he ...

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Interview: sukekiyo on “ADORATIO”

Interview: sukekiyo on “ADORATIO”

sukekiyo, who you may have read about recently in our latest live report, are a band that's never quite the same. From their first album "IMMORTALIS" to their latest release "ADORATIO," their dark, me ...

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sukekiyo “Rakka suru getsumen” 6.13.2017

sukekiyo “Rakka suru getsumen” 6.13.2017

sukekiyo 6.13.2017 Tokyo International Forum Hall C “Rakka suru getsumen" Since their beginnings in 2013, sukekiyo has been drawing interest from fans worldwide. Headed by DIR EN GREY's own Kyo, the 5 ...

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The Birth of SERAPH’s “Génesi”

The Birth of SERAPH’s “Génesi”

Back in April, we let you know of Shinya (DIR EN GREY)'s solo project SERAPH. The duo, comprised of Shinya and the mysterious vocalist and pianist Moa, recently released their debut single "Génesi" on ...

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SUGIZO and INORAN “BEST BOUT 2017″ ~L 2/5~

SUGIZO and INORAN “BEST BOUT 2017″ ~L 2/5~

On June 11th, 2017, LUNA SEA guitarists SUGIZO and INORAN clashed axes in an epic show titled as "BEST BOUT 2017 ~L 2/5~." This was the third of such a show, with the first one being performed on June ...

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Interview: La’veil MizeriA

Interview: La’veil MizeriA

Many of our readers are fans of up and coming bands, but we know there are also a lot of you that treasure and long for that good old 90's visual kei sound. However, most of those classics have broken ...

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Introducing: MonstlloW

Introducing: MonstlloW

The band you are about to read about is a lie. Or, maybe they just sing about lies. Today, we are introducing MonstlloW, a four-member band that operates with the mission to "spew lies and swallow eve ...

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Introducing: Yumeleep

Introducing: Yumeleep

Our first band of the week to introduce is Yumeleep (ユメリープ), an eerie-sounding band with an interesting concept: sleep talk. Combine that with unique vocals, a heavy instrumental sound, and a monochro ...

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MEJIBRAY to Enter Hiatus

MEJIBRAY to Enter Hiatus

MEJIBRAY, arguably one of the most popular visual kei bands in the scene right now, has a disappointing announcement for fans. Following the end of 2017, MEJIBRAY will enter an activity pause. Their o ...

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Yoshiki to Undergo Emergency Surgery

Yoshiki to Undergo Emergency Surgery

After consulting with a number of esteemed doctors, it has been determined that X JAPAN's leader and drummer Yoshiki will undergo emergency surgery on May 16th, 2017. The drummer has been known for hi ...

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La’veil MizeriA Joins Starwave Records

La’veil MizeriA Joins Starwave Records

La'veil MizeriA is turning up their Visual kei game. On May 1st, they officially joined the ranks of Starwave Records. That makes them label mates with Tokami, THE SOUND BEE HD, Scarlet Valse, Misaruk ...

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Dangan NO LIMIT to Disband in August

Dangan NO LIMIT to Disband in August

At the end of April, Dangan NO LIMIT had a disappointing announcement for fans. Following their last one-man show on August 18th, the band will break up due to bassist Chika's departure from the music ...

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L’Arc-en-Ciel 25th L’Anniversary at Tokyo Dome

L’Arc-en-Ciel 25th L’Anniversary at Tokyo Dome

L'Arc-en-Ciel 25th L'Anniversary LIVE 4.8.2017 L'Arc-en-Ciel has become a household name in Japan since the late 1990's. They've also captured more than a few hearts overseas. They are one of the few ...

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Shinya Forms Solo Project SERAPH

Shinya Forms Solo Project SERAPH

Kyo's got one. Die's got one. Now Shinya's got his own. DIR EN GREY's beloved drummer Shinya unveiled the startup of his new project SERAPH with a revealing and alluring artist photo...and not much el ...

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NightingeiL Reforms

NightingeiL Reforms

Remember NightingeiL? This SPEED-DISK classic disbanded in 2012, with most of its members quitting musical activities. Kon went on to front CELL while drummer Hakuya offered support for La'veil Mizeri ...

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