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DIMLIM’s First Concept Album

DIMLIM’s First Concept Album

DIMLIM successfully ended their first solo show with a few big announcements. A couple were of special shows coming up, but the one you'll be most excited about is the release of a new concept album t ...

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ACME’s Rotten Release

ACME’s Rotten Release

CHISA and Shogo (ex. DIV) are doing well in their new band, ACME (アクメ). The band will release their second single "ROTTEN ORANGE" on March 7 in two types. Type A includes two tracks while Type B inclu ...

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[Interview] Meet TRNTY D:CODE

[Interview] Meet TRNTY D:CODE

It wasn't long ago that we introduced to you TRNTY D:CODE, a band started by ex. KILLANETH members Kai and 39. The band is drawing attention not only because of the release of their first single "GRAV ...

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Ensoku’s 14th Single and Next Album

Ensoku’s 14th Single and Next Album

Ensoku is bringing some new music ahead of their upcoming album release. On March 14, the band will release their new single "Chuunibyou no Messiah" (中二病の救世主) for 1,400 yen. You can pre-order it on CD ...

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Kizu’s 3rd Single Release

Kizu’s 3rd Single Release

Followers of Kizu (キズ), the current band of ex. LEZARD'S LiME and ex. LOUD GRAPE's reiki will be happy to hear that they are releasing their third single soon. "Kizuato" (傷痕) will be released on March ...

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Introducing: Mamireta

Introducing: Mamireta

We wouldn't be surprised if you already know about the band we're introducing today: Mamireta (まみれた). Their concept is, in short, the "tainted" parts of humanity: jealousy, deceit, despair, etc. Their ...

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[Interview] The Devil’s Proof in Deviloof

[Interview] The Devil’s Proof in Deviloof

You may already know about Deviloof. Maybe you read our live report of their solo show in December. Maybe this is the first time you're hearing about them. No matter your fan status, you're about to l ...

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LUNATIC FEST. is Back for 2018

LUNATIC FEST. is Back for 2018

Time to plan a trip to Japan, maybe? S-T.net was with you the whole way for LUNA SEA's first ever LUNATIC FEST. back in 2015. In addition to giving you all the details leading up to the event, we cove ...

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Introducing: Verxina

Introducing: Verxina

Today's brand new band is Verxina (ヴィルシーナ), a Tokyo-based band that operates under the concept of "the greed, greed, greed of humans that are defined by the 7 Deadly Sins." They opened their official ...

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Schwarz Kain Losing a Member

Schwarz Kain Losing a Member

Today, Schwarz Kain had a disheartening announcement for fans. On March 7 at the band's Ikebukuro RUIDO K3 show, bassist Ayaka will leave the band. According to their official announcement, Ayaka expr ...

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[Live Report] Ken Entwines Naughty stars “PARTY ZOO 2017″ Day 2

[Live Report] Ken Entwines Naughty stars “PARTY ZOO 2017″ Day 2

On November 23, 2017, Ken (L’Arc-en-Ciel) hosted Day 2 his second annual “PARTY ZOO.” On Day 1, various artists played as a series of exciting session bands. On Day 2, bands in connection with Ken pla ...

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Carpe diem Calls it Quits

Carpe diem Calls it Quits

Carpe diem is making it final. On February 27, 2018, Carpe diem will officially disband. On Twitter, the band wouldn't give a specific reason for their disbandment aside from the decision that members ...

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Eins:Vier First Release in 20 Years

Eins:Vier First Release in 20 Years

Eins:Vier, one of the biggest names in Visual kei in the 90's, is back (for now, at least). On March 14, they will release "Self Cover Best 2018 Searching Red Light" in two types. One is a CD-only ver ...

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Random Fact: Far East Dizain Gives out Earplugs

Random Fact: Far East Dizain Gives out Earplugs

Isn't it nice when bands actually care about your health? Since 2016, Far East Dizain's guitarist Leda has been recommending that fans wear earplugs, especially to smaller venues. The volume from spea ...

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MORRIGAN Member Quits Over Various Troubles

MORRIGAN Member Quits Over Various Troubles

On January 12, MORRIGAN lost their guitarist Pitty. He had been taking a break from the band following a bad case of acute tonsillitis...or was he? The next thing MORRIGAN knew, he was asking to be le ...

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DEVILOOF “Revival and Destruction” 12/16/2017

DEVILOOF “Revival and Destruction” 12/16/2017

Deviloof 12.16.2017 "Revival and Destruction" Deviloof, an Osaka-based metal band that has been active since late 2015, recently put out their first album "Devil's Proof" after a long absence. To cele ...

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Kuroyuri to Kage is Over.

Kuroyuri to Kage is Over.

Well, they're not over quite yet, but it's happening soon. At the end of last year, Kuroyuri to Kage announced that following their upcoming one-man show on August 4, 2018 at HOLIDAY SHINJUKU, they wi ...

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NoGoD to Lose a Member Soon

NoGoD to Lose a Member Soon

One member's twelve years of NoGoD history is going to come to an end. On January 11, NoGoD made a disappointing announcement to fans; in April 2018, bassist Karin (華凛) will leave the band due to pers ...

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The Benjamin’s Botanical Mini Album

The Benjamin’s Botanical Mini Album

The Benjamin, keeping in line with their tradition of naming songs and releases using only "B" words, is releasing a new mini album in February. "Bougainvillea" (ブーゲンビリア) will be released on February ...

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chariots to Disband after the Disappearance of KAZ

chariots to Disband after the Disappearance of KAZ

Back in September 2017, chariots updated their website with an announcement that explained that guitarist KAZ had been unwell. He was told by doctors that he shouldn't continue with band activities. W ...

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