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[Interview] The Devil’s Proof in Deviloof

[Interview] The Devil’s Proof in Deviloof

You may already know about Deviloof. Maybe you read our live report of their solo show in December. Maybe this is the first time you're hearing about them. No matter your fan status, you're about to l ...

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LUNATIC FEST. is Back for 2018

LUNATIC FEST. is Back for 2018

Time to plan a trip to Japan, maybe? S-T.net was with you the whole way for LUNA SEA's first ever LUNATIC FEST. back in 2015. In addition to giving you all the details leading up to the event, we cove ...

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Introducing: Verxina

Introducing: Verxina

Today's brand new band is Verxina (ヴィルシーナ), a Tokyo-based band that operates under the concept of "the greed, greed, greed of humans that are defined by the 7 Deadly Sins." They opened their official ...

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Schwarz Kain Losing a Member

Schwarz Kain Losing a Member

Today, Schwarz Kain had a disheartening announcement for fans. On March 7 at the band's Ikebukuro RUIDO K3 show, bassist Ayaka will leave the band. According to their official announcement, Ayaka expr ...

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[Live Report] Ken Entwines Naughty stars “PARTY ZOO 2017″ Day 2

[Live Report] Ken Entwines Naughty stars “PARTY ZOO 2017″ Day 2

On November 23, 2017, Ken (L’Arc-en-Ciel) hosted Day 2 his second annual “PARTY ZOO.” On Day 1, various artists played as a series of exciting session bands. On Day 2, bands in connection with Ken pla ...

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Carpe diem Calls it Quits

Carpe diem Calls it Quits

Carpe diem is making it final. On February 27, 2018, Carpe diem will officially disband. On Twitter, the band wouldn't give a specific reason for their disbandment aside from the decision that members ...

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Eins:Vier First Release in 20 Years

Eins:Vier First Release in 20 Years

Eins:Vier, one of the biggest names in Visual kei in the 90's, is back (for now, at least). On March 14, they will release "Self Cover Best 2018 Searching Red Light" in two types. One is a CD-only ver ...

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Random Fact: Far East Dizain Gives out Earplugs

Random Fact: Far East Dizain Gives out Earplugs

Isn't it nice when bands actually care about your health? Since 2016, Far East Dizain's guitarist Leda has been recommending that fans wear earplugs, especially to smaller venues. The volume from spea ...

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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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