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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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Introducing: RAZOR

Introducing: RAZOR

Here's a new band full of names that you'll probably recognize. RAZOR is a five-member band that will officially kick off activities on November 30th with a one-man show and the release of their first ...

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Interview: A First Look at ƵMØRA (JP)

Interview: A First Look at ƵMØRA (JP)

English version ―お忙しいところありがとうございます。まずはメンバーの紹介からお願いします。 $ali: リーダーとベース担当の$aliです。 Naoki: ドラムのNaokiです。 $ali: そして他のメンバーはボーカルのAyoと、ギターのDomiとHrafn、とProgram/SynthをやっているPRINC3の合計6人です。 ―メンバーの出会いの経緯は? $ali: 今年の ...

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Ensoku: This is an interview.

Ensoku: This is an interview.

If you've ever heard of Ensoku, your first thought is probably, "This is a pen." This band's crazy stage antics and hilarious concepts have won them a place in visual kei fans' hearts around the world ...

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Közi Hospitalized with Acute Laryngitis

Közi Hospitalized with Acute Laryngitis

  Közi (ZIZ, DALLE, VAMQUET, ex. Malice Mizer) has been feeling a little under the weather lately, and apparently it was more serious than he thought. On September 23rd, the guitarist and vocalis ...

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JILUKA’s Next Release May Contain Error

JILUKA’s Next Release May Contain Error

On September 23rd, JILUKA pulled off a successful one-man show at Ikebukuro EDGE. In visual kei tradition, they had a few big announcements at the end of the performance. Among them was the announceme ...

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Interview: DISREIGN

Interview: DISREIGN

DISREIGN is one of the far and few overseas visual kei bands. Fronted by YOHIO (ex. Seremedy) and label mates with Kerbera (who we interviewed earlier this year), they have held a unique place in the ...

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Interview: THE BLACK SWAN’s Black “PERSONA”

Interview: THE BLACK SWAN’s Black “PERSONA”

THE BLACK SWAN has continued to rise in the ranks of the visual kei industry. After the release of their first full album "OUSIA," they pulled off a successful one-man show in TSUTAYA O-WEST. Now, the ...

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Yoshiki Classical Takes on Japan, Hong Kong, and New York

Yoshiki Classical Takes on Japan, Hong Kong, and New York

Yoshiki has announced that he'll head to Japan, Hong Kong, and New York with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in tow this winter. "Yoshiki Classical Special World Tour" will take place between the mon ...

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VAMPS Announces November North America Tour!

VAMPS Announces November North America Tour!

Good news for VAMPS fans based in North America: the boys are back! VAMPS has announced that they will headline a tour spanning North America--with stops in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico--in just a cou ...

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