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LUNA SEA to Release 10th Album in December

LUNA SEA to Release 10th Album in December

It's been two years since LUNA SEA's last album release, and their latest will make it just in time for the holidays. "CROSS" will drop on December 18, 2019; the work marks the band's tenth full album ...

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Mikansei Alice Welcomes New Bassist

Mikansei Alice Welcomes New Bassist

Mikansei Alice (未完成アリス) has a new member, and it's one you may recognize. On September 19, Mikansei Alice uploaded a new artist photo featuring their new bassist Chihane (千羽). Chihane used to play in ...

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Shellmy’s First Double A-side Single

Shellmy’s First Double A-side Single

Shellmy has revealed a new look and plans for new music this October. The band's 5th single and first double A-side single "Kashoku Seishougai Outo/Gloomy Puppet Misfits" (過食性障害嘔吐/グルーミーパペットミスフィッツ) wil ...

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SCAPEGOAT to Release New Single in October

SCAPEGOAT to Release New Single in October

SCAPEGOAT will soon be releasing their third single of the year. "Gekkou" (月光) will drop on October 30, 2019. The title song will be a song with a "colorful melody and contain a transient but powerful ...

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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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