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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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D Releasing New Album in October

D Releasing New Album in October

D's new album is just in time for Halloween! On October 26th, D will release their full album "Wonderland Savior." It contains a mix of recent releases and some brand new songs. It will be available i ...

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LM.C Makes it Rain

LM.C Makes it Rain

LM.C continues the 10th anniversary festivities. July 20th marks the release day of LM.C's latest single, 「レインメーカー」 (Rain Maker). It will be released in two types. The Regular Edition contains only a ...

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UNDER FALL JUSTICE’s First Album Features a Rather Convincing Throwback

UNDER FALL JUSTICE’s First Album Features a Rather Convincing Throwback

UNDER FALL JUSTICE, officially part of the Starwave Records family as of this year, is releasing their first full album at the end of this summer. We didn't think they'd be able to grab a special gues ...

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A9’s Updated Look and Graceful Collection

A9’s Updated Look and Graceful Collection

A9 is fast approaching their 12th anniversary festivities this August. We thought they'd only been gearing up for their one-man show at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST, but they had another release up their sle ...

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VETIQUE is ALIVE with the Sound of Music

VETIQUE is ALIVE with the Sound of Music

VETIQUE is already back for their second single! VETIQUE, who we introduced back in March, will release their second single "ALIVE" on August 31st. It will come in two types, both of which are already ...

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Can You Hear Dangan NO LIMIT’s Latest Sound?

Can You Hear Dangan NO LIMIT’s Latest Sound?

It's almost time for Dangan NO LIMIT's latest release. On July 20th, Dangan NO LIMIT will release a new mini-album titled, 「マズル」 (Muzzle) in two types. The Limited Edition comes with a DVD while the R ...

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Schwarz Kain: Our New Bundle of Grief and Destruction

Schwarz Kain: Our New Bundle of Grief and Destruction

Looking for a cheery new visual kei band? You should probably look elsewhere. Schwarz Kain is a new band on the label GLENDIA, a sub-label of Starwave Records. This makes them labelmates with Synk;yet ...

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SCAPEGOAT Starts New Chapter with Dirty Single

SCAPEGOAT Starts New Chapter with Dirty Single

It's been about two months since SCAPEGOAT's last single release. They're gearing up for another single in two more months, and a "new chapter." On September 14th, SCAPEGOAT will release 「ヘドロ」 (Hedoro ...

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