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HeLioS Disbands into the Sun

HeLioS Disbands into the Sun

Sad news for HeLioS fans today. Just two months after announcing the retirement of guitarist Shilon, vocalist and leader Sena left this announcement on his official blog a few days ago: ...

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Marblehead Shines Anew

Marblehead Shines Anew

Some readers may recall our whispers about a new band called マーブルヘッド(Marblehead) in late 2012, but it seems they had a bit of a rocky start. On August 11th, the band announced that they would be resta ...

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ARENA 37℃ Melts Away

ARENA 37℃ Melts Away

Most of you readers are probably familiar with ARENA 37℃, a magazine that has been publishing music news--specifically, a lot of visual kei news--for over 30 years. In a sudden and shocking announceme ...

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DIR EN GREY Live DVD

DIR EN GREY Live DVD

After just announcing their TOUR2013 GHOUL, spanning Japan, the U.S., and Canada, DIR EN GREY has a little something for everyone this year. On September 25th, the band will be releasing a live docume ...

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Yoshiki Breaks Out the Strings

Yoshiki Breaks Out the Strings

Anyone who has been following Yoshiki on Twitter has probably already heard the exciting news, but for those of you who haven't... ...

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Candy Spooky Theather to Cause Pandemonium in the US

Candy Spooky Theather to Cause Pandemonium in the US

Some readers may be familiar with Tainted Reality, a group dedicated to all things J-rock and V-kei in the USA. They have a pretty impressive history of helping to bring Japanese artists from overseas ...

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Lots of Lunatics – DEAD END Tribute Part 2

Lots of Lunatics – DEAD END Tribute Part 2

Two weeks ago, we told you about a DEAD END tribute album coming out that will feature some pretty big names in the V-kei world. Announcement #2 was made yesterday, and, wow, is it a big one! For the ...

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Miyavi Wants YOU to Slap the Beat on his Birthday!

Miyavi Wants YOU to Slap the Beat on his Birthday!

This will definitely be of interest to international MYV CREW members! On September 14th, the man himself will be celebrating his own birthday, rock-star style: with a live at Daikanyama UNIT. Not in ...

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ViViD’s DVD and Demon Slayer

ViViD’s DVD and Demon Slayer

We have two important--but very different--pieces of news from none other than ViViD today. First: about a month ago, the band announced that they will be releasing a DVD of their 41-prefectural tour, ...

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Juno Reactor Meets Miyavi at the Final Frontier

Juno Reactor Meets Miyavi at the Final Frontier

Whoever thought this combination could exist? On August 3rd, Juno Reactor is having their FINAL FRONTIER 2013 tour stop at Tokyo's Ageha Studio Coast. This 12-hour event features not only arena perfor ...

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Dir En Grey Haunts USA & Canada

Dir En Grey Haunts USA & Canada

If you've been jealous of Japanese fans who get to experience DIR EN GREY's recently-announced tour "GHOUL," envy no longer! The band has just announced a US & Canada leg of their tour, beginning ...

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Kuroyume Dives into a New Kingdom

Kuroyume Dives into a New Kingdom

Kuroyume is approaching their 20th anniversary since their major debut next year, but you don't have to wait until 2014 to hear more from them! ...

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Famous Artists Hit A DEAD END

Famous Artists Hit A DEAD END

DEAD END fans, Japanese Rock and Visual Kei fans...your tribute album has come. DEAD END will be releasing a tribute album on September 4th, 2013, featuring TONS of upcoming and famous artists. This m ...

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Pure Sound Echoes Worldwide

Pure Sound Echoes Worldwide

Here's some AWESOME news for overseas V-kei fans! (I'm super excited about it, too!) If you've been around Tokyo or Osaka, or been keeping up with all of the good V-kei gossip for years, maybe you've ...

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Ansia: Not Just a Name Change

Ansia: Not Just a Name Change

This one's going to be a bit of a doozy, so be prepared! Remember auncia? We haven't reported on them since they released their single "Dearly" in 2011, but thanks to reader Mitsu, we've learned a lot ...

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Yameki Invades the Scene (Introduction)

Yameki Invades the Scene (Introduction)

It's pretty rare that we get a tip about a release from the artist himself, but this is one of those times! Today, we bring you news of foreign visual kei. ...

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VAMPS Cross Running Water for EU Fans and Bring New Album

VAMPS Cross Running Water for EU Fans and Bring New Album

Going against their vampirical limits of not being able to cross running water, VAMPS have announced several overseas tour dates and an upcoming album release! ...

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MIYAVI’s (Dirty) Secret Horizon

MIYAVI’s (Dirty) Secret Horizon

No, it's not what you think. Samurai rock guitarist MIYAVI released two new PV's off of his new album "MIYAVI" that dropped on June 19th. Both "Secret" and "Horizon" can be viewed on Miyavi's official ...

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BORN’s Ryoga Responds to Eyeball Licking Accusations

BORN’s Ryoga Responds to Eyeball Licking Accusations

You’ve all probably heard about the fire BORN has been under for their unsanitary exploits, and it seems the band has now gotten wind of it, too. As we reported a few days ago, the Shanghaiist wrote a ...

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DIR EN GREY TOUR2013 GHOUL

DIR EN GREY TOUR2013 GHOUL

DIR EN GREY is wasting no time with tours this year! Just after getting back from their short European Tour, DIR EN GREY has already announced a new Japan tour for this coming fall. This 15-stop tour ...

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