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Interview: Grieva’s Proof of Existence

Interview: Grieva’s Proof of Existence

Our first interview of the new year is with none other than Grieva! We're sure you've at least heard of them before, but in case you haven't, Grieva is a 90's-style visual kei band that has been rocki ...

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LEZARD’s New Look, New Sound, and New Frontman

LEZARD’s New Look, New Sound, and New Frontman

In June of last year, LEZARD's vocalist Lime made his departure from the band. Since then, the band has been searching for a new vocalist. They finally found one, and he's got a sort of Cinderella bac ...

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BugLug’s Issei Makes Recovery, Returns to Scene

BugLug’s Issei Makes Recovery, Returns to Scene

Way back in May, BugLug's vocalist Issei took a plunge down the stairs that caused head injuries serious enough that he underwent emergency surgery. After a long and surely arduous rehabilitation proc ...

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DaizyStripper to Make Major Debut This Summer

DaizyStripper to Make Major Debut This Summer

At the end of 2016, DaizyStripper had some exciting news for fans. In Summer 2017, DaizyStripper will make their major debut on CJ Victor Entertainment. This is, well, major. Victor Entertainment's ro ...

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SUGIZO “The Voyage Home” 12/4/2016

SUGIZO “The Voyage Home” 12/4/2016

On December 4th, 2016, fans from across Japan flocked to Zepp Tokyo to witness a live preview of  "Oto" (音), SUGIZO’s first new album release in nearly five years, at the final of "The Voyage Home" to ...

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DIR EN GREY and PIERROT Collaborate for Project

DIR EN GREY and PIERROT Collaborate for Project

If you've been following Twitter or Facebook closely over the past couple of days, you may have noticed an account named ANDROGYNOS. The mysterious first tweet only reads, "PIERROT, DIR EN GREY, ANDRO ...

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heidi.’s Chance Encounter with Music

heidi.’s Chance Encounter with Music

heidi. fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of the band's next album for a few months now. That day is finally near. On December 28th, heidi. will release Kaikou (邂逅, "chance encounter") in two ...

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The Return of SHOXX Magazine

The Return of SHOXX Magazine

It was only a few months ago we told you of SHOXX's unexpected departure from the visual kei scene. Bankruptcy forced the company to halt publishing the popular magazine. It, well, shocked us. SHOXX w ...

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Grieva’s Proof of Existence in Music Form

Grieva’s Proof of Existence in Music Form

We're on the verge of 2017, and Grieva is on the verge of releasing a new single. On February 22nd, Grieva will release Sonzai Shoumei (「存在証明」), their 9th single. It includes four tracks and is availa ...

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lynch.’s Akinori Dismissed from Band Following Arrest, Band Pauses Activities

lynch.’s Akinori Dismissed from Band Following Arrest, Band Pauses Activities

Remember when we told you about bassist Akinori's run-in with Aichi Prefectural police? Unfortunately, things only went downhill from there. On December 20th, lynch. posted an official announcement on ...

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Schwarz Stein Releasing Brand New Music

Schwarz Stein Releasing Brand New Music

Schwarz Stein gave their fans one of the best Christmas gifts they could have asked for. On February 26th, 2017, Schwarz Stein will release a brand new single. It's not titled yet, but we do know that ...

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L’Arc-en-Ciel Celebrating 25th Anniversary with Big Shows

L’Arc-en-Ciel Celebrating 25th Anniversary with Big Shows

Happy L'Anniversary to one of our favorite bands! L'Arc-en-Ciel will officially be celebrating their anniversary with a two-day extravaganza at Tokyo Dome. The 55,000 person capacity venue may not be ...

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Avanchick Goes Independent from Rockstar Records

Avanchick Goes Independent from Rockstar Records

Avanchick just pulled off a one-man at Akasaka BLITZ the other day. Following the big show, they had a couple of bigger announcements. The first announcement was another one-man tour coming up in Marc ...

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Koudai of Royz Out of Commission

Koudai of Royz Out of Commission

It seems as if a fair number of bandmen are falling ill as of late, and unfortunately, Royz is no exception. The band announced that after the end of today, November 13th, bassist Koudai will take a b ...

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Visual Japan Summit 2016 powered by Rakuten: 3 Days of Visual Kei Madness

Visual Japan Summit 2016 powered by Rakuten: 3 Days of Visual Kei Madness

Between the dates of Friday, October 14th and Sunday, October 16th, Makuhari Messe Halls 9-11 housed the first Visual Japan Summit 2016. Over the course of three days, Makuhari saw over 100,000 fans t ...

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Free Visual kei Support App “VisUnite” is Released!

Free Visual kei Support App “VisUnite” is Released!

A few months ago, we introduced you to VisUnite, a new app available for iOS and Android that allows you to support some of your favorite visual kei artists. You also might have heard of it if you're ...

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RAVE’s Mikuru Passes Away Due to Illness

RAVE’s Mikuru Passes Away Due to Illness

Back in July, we were informed that RAVE's guitarist Mikuru was taking a break from the band due to an illness he had been suffering from. Unfortunately, his illness continue to worsen, until he passe ...

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XAA XAA’s Life Expectancy

XAA XAA’s Life Expectancy

XAA XAA fans everywhere must be excited for the band's new tunes. On November 2nd, the band will release 「余命」 (Yomei, "Life Expectancy,") in two types. Type A contains a DVD while Type B includes a tw ...

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FIXER Officially Adds Bassist, New Music

FIXER Officially Adds Bassist, New Music

After losing bassist Makoto back in 2015, FIXER has stayed afloat until now with the help of support bassist Nao. Despite all of his original intentions to remain a support bassist, however, Nao has d ...

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Ken (L’Arc~en~Ciel) Produces BAROQUE’s Newest Single

Ken (L’Arc~en~Ciel) Produces BAROQUE’s Newest Single

Don't you just love a good collab? On October 26th, BAROQUE is releasing their latest single "G I R L." In addition to the lyrics being completely in English, this song was also produced by none other ...

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