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Devil Kitty’s Akina Suffers Stroke

Devil Kitty’s Akina Suffers Stroke

It may be a while before Devil Kitty's guitarist returns to the scene. On Friday, August 11, Devil Kitty's guitarist Akina was hospitalized due to poor health condition. There, he was informed that he ...

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Interview: sukekiyo on “ADORATIO”

Interview: sukekiyo on “ADORATIO”

sukekiyo, who you may have read about recently in our latest live report, are a band that's never quite the same. From their first album "IMMORTALIS" to their latest release "ADORATIO," their dark, me ...

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sukekiyo “Rakka suru getsumen” 6.13.2017

sukekiyo “Rakka suru getsumen” 6.13.2017

sukekiyo 6.13.2017 Tokyo International Forum Hall C “Rakka suru getsumen" Since their beginnings in 2013, sukekiyo has been drawing interest from fans worldwide. Headed by DIR EN GREY's own Kyo, the 5 ...

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The Birth of SERAPH’s “Génesi”

The Birth of SERAPH’s “Génesi”

Back in April, we let you know of Shinya (DIR EN GREY)'s solo project SERAPH. The duo, comprised of Shinya and the mysterious vocalist and pianist Moa, recently released their debut single "Génesi" on ...

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SUGIZO and INORAN “BEST BOUT 2017″ ~L 2/5~

SUGIZO and INORAN “BEST BOUT 2017″ ~L 2/5~

On June 11th, 2017, LUNA SEA guitarists SUGIZO and INORAN clashed axes in an epic show titled as "BEST BOUT 2017 ~L 2/5~." This was the third of such a show, with the first one being performed on June ...

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Interview: La’veil MizeriA

Interview: La’veil MizeriA

Many of our readers are fans of up and coming bands, but we know there are also a lot of you that treasure and long for that good old 90's visual kei sound. However, most of those classics have broken ...

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Introducing: MonstlloW

Introducing: MonstlloW

The band you are about to read about is a lie. Or, maybe they just sing about lies. Today, we are introducing MonstlloW, a four-member band that operates with the mission to "spew lies and swallow eve ...

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Introducing: Yumeleep

Introducing: Yumeleep

Our first band of the week to introduce is Yumeleep (ユメリープ), an eerie-sounding band with an interesting concept: sleep talk. Combine that with unique vocals, a heavy instrumental sound, and a monochro ...

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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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