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A9 Reveals Tora in Recovery from Heart Surgery

A9 Reveals Tora in Recovery from Heart Surgery

Yesterday, A9 announced on their official homepage that guitarist Tora recently had a health scare. We should let you know first that the announcement comes post-surgery, and he is recovering smoothly ...

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Tensai. Bans Fans to Enforce Concert Rules and Manners

Tensai. Bans Fans to Enforce Concert Rules and Manners

When indies Visual kei bands gain a certain number of fans, a fair amount of them will post notices on their homepage outlining some basic rules for fans. They usually includes things like, "no saving ...

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Introducing: SIGMA MEMORIA

Introducing: SIGMA MEMORIA

It's been a while since we did a band introduction, so we figured, "Why not introduce a band with some new tunes being released soon?" SIGMA MEMORIA (シグマメモリア) is a five-member band with a mix of old a ...

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ADAPTER.’s New Album Release

ADAPTER.’s New Album Release

On November 7, solo artist ADAPTER. (THE BEETHOVEN, Metronome) will release his first full album in nearly three and a half years. "Kinu Gyokuto no Sukigokoro" (金烏玉兎の数寄心) will be available for 3,240 y ...

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NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST’s Cazqui and Daichi to Leave Band Following Staff Money Scandal

NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST’s Cazqui and Daichi to Leave Band Following Staff Money Scandal

A few days ago, NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST made a shocking announcement: both of their guitarists Cazqui and Daichi will take their leave of the band at the end of 2018. It's not because of the typical "dire ...

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DuelJewel’s Comeback

DuelJewel’s Comeback

In 2016, DuelJewel fans were devastated when the band broke up due to Hayato's poor vocal condition. The band had been together since 1997 (with a brief pause in 2012). We're sure fans thought that th ...

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Zombie Covers “Kurenai” in New Single

Zombie Covers “Kurenai” in New Single

On October 23, Zombie (ぞんび) is releasing their new double A-side single "We are Zombie!/Kurenai" (ウィーアーゾンビ!/紅). The first track is an original Zombie track, but "Kurenai" is a cover of one of X JAPAN' ...

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Kizu’s New Single and Live DVD

Kizu’s New Single and Live DVD

Kizu, who have fans flocking to them for their mix of clean vocals, metal screams, and dark vibes, have a double release for fans coming up. On December 11, Kizu will release their new single "0." It ...

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Tensai.’s New Single and PV

Tensai.’s New Single and PV

Tensai. (てんさい。) is releasing their first single with their new lineup next week. After drummer Rinoa left the band in April, Junior (ジュニア) joined the band on August 20. You can hear his beats on the b ...

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Develop One’s Faculties New Single

Develop One’s Faculties New Single

On October 10, Develop One's Faculties will release their new single "Schadenfreude" (シャーデンフロイデ). It will include two tracks and is priced at 1,296 yen. You can pre-order it on CDJapan. Develop One's ...

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Soan Project’s Double 3rd Mini Album

Soan Project’s Double 3rd Mini Album

Soan Project is at it again with Akuta (Chanty) and Temari (amber gris) with a double 3rd mini album release. On September 5, Soan Project with Akuta will release "Doumou naru Kyousou, Doumyaku ni Uts ...

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[Live Report] sleepyhead “DRIPPING” Tour Final 07.29.2018

[Live Report] sleepyhead “DRIPPING” Tour Final 07.29.2018

sleepyhead "DRIPPING" Tour Final 07.29.2018 It hasn't been long since we reported on sleepyhead's first show back in March, but it is our first time reporting on a show in sleepyhead's first full-fled ...

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[Live Report] vistlip 11th Anniversary Live “Seventh Eleven” 7.7.2018

[Live Report] vistlip 11th Anniversary Live “Seventh Eleven” 7.7.2018

July 7 is a date to note in your Japanese calendars; it's the holiday called Tanabata. It's based on a traditional story (which we won't go into detail here), but in essence, it's a holiday in which w ...

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DADAROMA to Lose Drummer, Enter Hiatus

DADAROMA to Lose Drummer, Enter Hiatus

DADAROMA fans woke up to some shocking news the other day. The band had two pieces of disappointing news. One: their drummer Yusuke will leave the band. Two: DADAROMA, as a band, will go on hiatus. Th ...

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heidi.’s New Album

heidi.’s New Album

On August 22, heidi. will release their next album "Que Sera Sera" (ケセラセラ). It will come in two types (one with a DVD and one without), both available for pre-order on CDJapan. heidi. "Que Sera Sera" ...

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Virge’s Double Release

Virge’s Double Release

Virge will release not one, but two singles this summer. On August 22, "Kage" (影) and "Shiki" (四季) will go on sale throughout Japan. They're not currently available for pre-order on CDJapan, but we ca ...

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Scarlet Valse Gains New Guitarist

Scarlet Valse Gains New Guitarist

Scarlet Valse fans may have been upset to see Raizo part ways with the band on July 4. However, as of July 9, Scarlet Valse has a new guitarist - and it's someone you may recognize. Rin (ex. Misaruka) ...

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vistlip’s 21st Single “BLACK MATRIX”

vistlip’s 21st Single “BLACK MATRIX”

On August 29, vistlip will release the 21st single in their 11-year career, "BLACK MATRIX." It comes in three types, all of which are available for pre-order on CDJapan. There's a limited edition, a " ...

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DEXCORE’s 3rd Single “NEW ERA”

DEXCORE’s 3rd Single “NEW ERA”

On June 27, DEXCORE will release their first single of 2018. "NEW ERA," the band's 3rd single, features a heavy metal sound mixed with poppy Visual kei vocals, shouting, and a sick breakdown. It will ...

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Scarlet Valse to Lose Raizo

Scarlet Valse to Lose Raizo

On June 9, Scarlet Valse had a disappointing announcement for fans. The band will lose guitarist Raizo after their July 4 show in Tokyo. The reason stated in the official announcement is that Raizo di ...

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