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MEJIBRAY to Enter Hiatus

MEJIBRAY to Enter Hiatus

MEJIBRAY, arguably one of the most popular visual kei bands in the scene right now, has a disappointing announcement for fans. Following the end of 2017, MEJIBRAY will enter an activity pause. Their o ...

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Yoshiki to Undergo Emergency Surgery

Yoshiki to Undergo Emergency Surgery

After consulting with a number of esteemed doctors, it has been determined that X JAPAN's leader and drummer Yoshiki will undergo emergency surgery on May 16th, 2017. The drummer has been known for hi ...

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La’veil MizeriA Joins Starwave Records

La’veil MizeriA Joins Starwave Records

La'veil MizeriA is turning up their Visual kei game. On May 1st, they officially joined the ranks of Starwave Records. That makes them label mates with Tokami, THE SOUND BEE HD, Scarlet Valse, Misaruk ...

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Dangan NO LIMIT to Disband in August

Dangan NO LIMIT to Disband in August

At the end of April, Dangan NO LIMIT had a disappointing announcement for fans. Following their last one-man show on August 18th, the band will break up due to bassist Chika's departure from the music ...

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L’Arc-en-Ciel 25th L’Anniversary at Tokyo Dome

L’Arc-en-Ciel 25th L’Anniversary at Tokyo Dome

L'Arc-en-Ciel 25th L'Anniversary LIVE 4.8.2017 L'Arc-en-Ciel has become a household name in Japan since the late 1990's. They've also captured more than a few hearts overseas. They are one of the few ...

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Shinya Forms Solo Project SERAPH

Shinya Forms Solo Project SERAPH

Kyo's got one. Die's got one. Now Shinya's got his own. DIR EN GREY's beloved drummer Shinya unveiled the startup of his new project SERAPH with a revealing and alluring artist photo...and not much el ...

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NightingeiL Reforms

NightingeiL Reforms

Remember NightingeiL? This SPEED-DISK classic disbanded in 2012, with most of its members quitting musical activities. Kon went on to front CELL while drummer Hakuya offered support for La'veil Mizeri ...

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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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