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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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[Live Report] SERAPH Premium Showcase 2/24/2019

[Live Report] SERAPH Premium Showcase 2/24/2019

SERAPH Premium Showcase 2.24.2019 SERAPH, the solo project of Shinya (DIR EN GREY) featuring artist Moa on piano and vocals, first began activities in Spring 2017. Nearly two years later, fans were in ...

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[Live Report] sukekiyo “Kahou no Gi” 2/19/2019

[Live Report] sukekiyo “Kahou no Gi” 2/19/2019

sukekiyo 02.19.2019 “Mikka Okure no 'Junkoku no Rashomon' -Kahou no Gi-” On February 19, 2019 at Akazaka My Navi Blitz, sukekiyo fans' voices were heard for the first time. Where fans are normally ins ...

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Mikansei Alice Dismisses Bassist after No Contact

Mikansei Alice Dismisses Bassist after No Contact

Fans of Mikansei Alice have finally gotten some closure. For months, Mikansei Alice has been working as a band one member short. Fans may know officially that bassist Shiori had been taking a break fr ...

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DIAURA to Start New Label

DIAURA to Start New Label

This summer will bring some big changes for DIAURA. On August 1, they'll officially start up their new label "N.D.G." The band said they want to use this new label to "create a new dictatorship garden ...

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VIVARUSH’s Label Fires Bassist

VIVARUSH’s Label Fires Bassist

VIVARUSH, under KERBEROS Entertainment, announced on March 2 that their bassist Kyuse had been dismissed from the band due to contract violations. An official comment and member comments have been rel ...

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[Interview] sleepyhead on “meltbeat”

[Interview] sleepyhead on “meltbeat”

We've had you covered when it comes to sleepyhead from the beginning. We've covered two shows (including their first!) and had an interview about their first album. This time around, we dug for detail ...

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Scarlet Valse to Release Second Album

Scarlet Valse to Release Second Album

Scarlet Valse will release their first full album in five years this spring. On April 11, Scarlet Valse will release their second full album "Metamorphosis" for 3,240 yen. The new album contains a tot ...

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V-Leases: February 20, 2019

V-Leases: February 20, 2019

Here's what was released in the Visual kei world on February 19 and 20! 1. VIVARUSH "VIVAROCK" VIVARUSH "VIVAROCK" Type A - 2,160 yen CD 1. Yami Kawa #Agemi Zone (闇カワ#アゲみゾーン) 2. VIVAROCK DVD 1. Yami K ...

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V-Leases: February 13, 2019

V-Leases: February 13, 2019

Here's what was released during the week of February 13, 2019, according to Brand X. CDJapan links are provided when available. 1. gremlins "mischievous" gremlins "mischievous" - 2,160 yen 1. michievo ...

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