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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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Royz to Release New Album in March

Royz to Release New Album in March

On January 7, Royz had some exciting announcements for the year, including a birthday show, nationwide tour, and a brand new album. Royz' album "WORLD IS MINE" will be released on March 21 in two type ...

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Chanty’s Second Album and Live DVD

Chanty’s Second Album and Live DVD

We've got a double release for you from Chanty today. On February 28, Chanty will release their second full album. It is titled "Chanty no Sekai e Youkoso 2" (Chantyの世界へようこそ2), meaning "Welcome to Cha ...

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LIRAIZO Welcomes New Bassist

LIRAIZO Welcomes New Bassist

Well, we finally know about LIRAIZO's new look, and their new member as well. On New Year's Day 2018, LIRAIZO announced the addition of their new bassist Yuto (ユウト). If you recognize him, it's probabl ...

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Metronome’s 20th Anniversary Single

Metronome’s 20th Anniversary Single

Metronome, who started activities back up in 2016, is releasing a single in celebration of their 20th anniversary. The single will be released on March 7 (title TBA). We don't know much about the cont ...

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X Japan to Play at Coachella 2018

X Japan to Play at Coachella 2018

You thought Madison Square Garden was a big deal? Try this rock star achievement. X Japan has announced that they will play a set at this year's Coachella Music Festival. The legendary music event wil ...

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Introducing: TRNTY D:CODE

Introducing: TRNTY D:CODE

Forget pop - need some Visual kei metal in your life? With manipulators? This is TRNTY D:CODE, a band formed by former KILLANETH members Kai (丐) and 39. They announced their startup in April 2017, but ...

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CHIYU (ex. SuG)’s Spring Solo Debut

CHIYU (ex. SuG)’s Spring Solo Debut

We heard about Chiyu (ex. SuG's) upcoming acting debut, but the New Year brought a whole lot more news. In April 2018, CHIYU will make his solo debut with a mini-album and a Japan tour. The tour is ti ...

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MEJIBRAY’s Tsuzuku and Koichi End Contract with Management

MEJIBRAY’s Tsuzuku and Koichi End Contract with Management

The closure on MEJIBRAY's supposed activity pause is becoming clearer. As of December 31, 2017, the contracts for MEJIBRAY's vocalist Tsuzuku and bassist Koichi have ended. That means they are not onl ...

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lynch.’s Akinori Returns

lynch.’s Akinori Returns

It looks like lynch.'s beloved bassist is getting a second chance. It's been a little over a year since lynch.'s Akinori was arrested for illegal marijuana possession and dismissed from the band. lync ...

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Schwarz Kain Re-releasing Sold Out Mini Album

Schwarz Kain Re-releasing Sold Out Mini Album

Schwarz Kain, a band we introduced to you back in July 2016, has been on a roll. In the span of just over a year, they've released two singles, a mini-album, a full album, a couple of DVDs, and they'v ...

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PENTAGON’s New Look and Single

PENTAGON’s New Look and Single

PENTAGON is starting off 2018 right. On February 7, 2018, PENTAGON will release their new single "Hankou Seimei" (反抗声明) in two types. The Limited Edition comes with a CD and a DVD with lots of bonus f ...

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lix Returns to the Scene

lix Returns to the Scene

lix, who has been on indefinite hiatus since 2014, has announced their comeback in the New Year. On April 13, 2018, lix will restart band activities with an event show that they will host at at LIVE H ...

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GACKT Joins Cryptocurrency Investment Project and Reveals Real Name

GACKT Joins Cryptocurrency Investment Project and Reveals Real Name

Because no one would actually name their son "GACKT," right? Cryptocurrency (such as Bitcoin) has become a sweeping phenomenon in the global business world. In summary, it's a "peer-to-peer network th ...

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DADAROMA to Release New Mini Album

DADAROMA to Release New Mini Album

DADAROMA, one of the most popular bands in Visual kei recently, is going to release some new music in March 2018. On March 7, 2018, DADAROMA will release their new mini album "This is 'LIVE'" in two t ...

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