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Yoshiki Classical Takes on Japan, Hong Kong, and New York

Yoshiki Classical Takes on Japan, Hong Kong, and New York

Yoshiki has announced that he'll head to Japan, Hong Kong, and New York with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in tow this winter. "Yoshiki Classical Special World Tour" will take place between the mon ...

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VAMPS Announces November North America Tour!

VAMPS Announces November North America Tour!

Good news for VAMPS fans based in North America: the boys are back! VAMPS has announced that they will headline a tour spanning North America--with stops in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico--in just a cou ...

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Artemis Down to One Member?

Artemis Down to One Member?

Artemis, whose current lineup has been active since October 2014, has not had the easiest ride. They changed vocalists at the beginning of 2016, and all seemed well for a while. Then, at the beginning ...

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The THIRTEEN’s First Single

The THIRTEEN’s First Single

The THIRTEEN, better known as the project of Sadie's Mao and Mizuki, has been taking the scene by storm since the release of their album PANDEMIC back in May. Now, they're about to release their first ...

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Sel’m to Disband in November

Sel’m to Disband in November

Sel'm, one of visual kei's veteran bands, has announced their intentions to disband at the end of November. While specific reasons for the disbandment were not named, it seems to have been a mutual de ...

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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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