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See Yoshiki at the L.A. “We Are X” Premiere!

See Yoshiki at the L.A. “We Are X” Premiere!

We're sure you've heard about--or even seen--X JAPAN's documentary "We Are X." It's been shown at film festivals around the world since its release last year. Now, it's coming to the U.S. again, and f ...

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Versailles Returns to Europe

Versailles Returns to Europe

As if Versailles' comeback wasn't surprising enough, now they're heading overseas again! Next January and February, Versailles will head to Europe for their tour titled, "Renaissance." They'll make se ...

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Interview: A First Look at ƵMØRA

Interview: A First Look at ƵMØRA

It's safe to say that not many of our readers have heard of a new band called ƵMØRA. While they haven't even played a live show yet, they've released two digital singles and have a few more lined up. ...

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A9’s 12th Anniversary Live: A Blast from the Past

A9’s 12th Anniversary Live: A Blast from the Past

A9 12th Anniversary Live 2004-2005 ONLY 「NO NAME-名前は未だ無い-」 8/28/2016 In 2004, a band named Alice Nine formed. Through a few albums, many more singles, and countless shows both in Japan and overseas, A ...

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Ziggrat Loses Bad Bassist

Ziggrat Loses Bad Bassist

Ziggrat, a band that has been around the block for a while, has some unfortunate news for fans today. Bassist Saryo has left the band because of his own doing. Read our translation of the band's offic ...

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Experience the Extasy of Becoming Yoshikitty

Experience the Extasy of Becoming Yoshikitty

We've heard of some pretty interesting band goods before, but have you ever seen face masks at a merch booth? The Yoshikitty reign continues with these new Yoshikitty Narikiri Face Packs. They're part ...

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YOHIO Declared Ambassador for New Visual Kei App?

YOHIO Declared Ambassador for New Visual Kei App?

The way you enjoy visual kei is about to change. VisUnite is an app--yes, an app that you can download on your phone or other mobile device-- created in Japan that aims to modernize the promotion of a ...

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Elm to Disband in February

Elm to Disband in February

A few days ago, Elm announced that they would be putting an end to their nearly 8 years of band activities. While there isn't much explanation given in the announcement, here is our translation of it ...

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KAMIJO’s North America Shows Abruptly Canceled

KAMIJO’s North America Shows Abruptly Canceled

KAMIJO's New York and Mexico shows have been in the works for a while. Unfortunately, just a week before they were set to happen, both shows were abruptly canceled by their Mexican promoter Zepeda Bro ...

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SUGIZO’s Comeback Kicks off with David Bowie Cover

SUGIZO’s Comeback Kicks off with David Bowie Cover

SUGIZO is kicking off his 20th solo anniversary celebrations in a big way. On August 15th, SUGIZO is kicking off a 3-month series of consecutive releases with a cover song. It's not just any song; it' ...

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DIAURA “Kontontaru Sekai, Terasu Gekkou.” @ Shinjuku ReNY

DIAURA “Kontontaru Sekai, Terasu Gekkou.” @ Shinjuku ReNY

On July 31, DIAURA held their one-man show 「混沌たる世界、照らす月光。」 (Kontontaru Sekai, Terasu Gekkou) at Shinjuku ReNY in the heart of Tokyo. The show was held in celebration of their release on August 3, 「月光」 ...

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Visual Summit 2016: The Culmination of Visual Kei History

Visual Summit 2016: The Culmination of Visual Kei History

You may recall S-T's journey through visual kei history with LUNATIC FEST. in 2015. The 2-day event showcased not only some up-and-coming visual kei bands, but also predecessors to the genre and even ...

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BLOOD STAIN CHILD is Back with NEXUS

BLOOD STAIN CHILD is Back with NEXUS

BLOOD STAIN CHILD, a band we haven't talked about for a while, has made some changes recently. Along with a new bassist, Yakky, they've also gained a new vocalist, SAIKA. With this current formation, ...

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It’s Time to Plan Ahead for the hide Summer Festival 2017

It’s Time to Plan Ahead for the hide Summer Festival 2017

On July 18th at the Maihama Amphitheater, over 130 artists gathered for "hide presents MIX LEMONed JELLY." The event was originally produced by hide 20 years ago and featured not only musical guests, ...

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Details on Jupiter’s “Blessing” and Digital Release

Details on Jupiter’s “Blessing” and Digital Release

It's official. Jupiter is down to three members after the departure of Masashi and Yuki. Their last live took place on April 26th. But, you don't have to worry if you missed it. On July 27th, Jupiter ...

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Smileberry Wants You to Kiss Them?

Smileberry Wants You to Kiss Them?

Ready for another high energy release from Smileberry? On July 27th, Smileberry will release their second single 「小悪魔KISS ME」 (Koakuma KISS ME). It comes in three types. Type A includes a DVD while Ty ...

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I Think I’m Seeing Red: Linaria

I Think I’m Seeing Red: Linaria

It's time for a change of color. Linaria, a new band straight out of Tokyo, will release their first single this week. They're set apart from most visual kei bands due to their all-red costumes. The r ...

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THE BLACK SWAN Displays a New PERSONA

THE BLACK SWAN Displays a New PERSONA

It may be a little early, but THE BLACK SWAN has announced their next release in October. On October 19th, THE BLACK SWAN will release their fourth single, "PERSONA." It will be released in two types. ...

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Which of Your Favorite Bandmen are Playing Pokemon GO?

Which of Your Favorite Bandmen are Playing Pokemon GO?

After a lot of ups and down (and server crashes), Pokemon GO was finally released in Japan yesterday. Along with its release came a flood of pictures from people all over Japan showing their prized ca ...

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DIR EN GREY [mode of VULGAR] 7/2/2016

DIR EN GREY [mode of VULGAR] 7/2/2016

In 2014, DIR EN GREY threw fans for a loop when they announced they’d be performing a tour based on their major debut album, GAUZE, in a tour titled, TOUR14 PSYCHONNECT -mode of “GAUZE”?-. Following t ...

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