The staff of Shattered-Tranquility.net are currently working on contacting various visual artists for interviews so that English speaking fans can learn a little bit more about these awesome musicians.
Please note that the interviews featured in this section are 100% original interviews done by the Shattered-Tranquility.net staff members and the musicians. These may not be posted elsewhere without our express permission.
|UnRealistic– April, 2014
UnRealistic, featuring ex-CalledPlan’s Yuuto, has only played a few lives so far, but this up-and-coming band is planning to take on 2014 with all they’ve got.
|METEOROID– March, 2014
METEOROID crashed onto the scene with a bang in late 2012, but began their true trek as a band with their first one-man and release of their first single, “DIVER,” back on February 11th of last year.
|Gothique Prince Ken (GPK)– October, 2013
As you may know, GPK is no stranger to playing overseas. His solo work is heavily influenced by electronic music, and he has also collaborated with many visual kei artists — most notably, Kiwamu of BLOOD in GPKism.
|DJ SiSeN– October, 2013
DJ SiSeN is an enthusiast of the Japanese underground scene whose interests manifest in his unique fashion style and fondness for entrancing “industrial and technoise music” that he spins at goth and fetish events.
|Royz– December, 2012
Royz’s Aomori date of “The UNLIMITED INNOCENCE RAY” tour fell on Halloween, which made for a very interesting opportunity for the band to talk about the holiday, discuss their current direction, and even answer some questions from our readers.
|Royz– August, 2012
Before their July live in Aomori City, Royz took a little time out of their busy day to answer some questions for Shattered-Tranquility.net. Enjoy their answers and learn a little bit more about Royz!
|SCREW– June, 2012
In the late spring of 2012, SCREW headed to Europe for a European tour! In Amsterdam we had a chance to ask the members a little bit about their experiences on the tour, and with overseas fans.
|Royz– June, 2012
We met with Royz shortly before their April 18th performance in Aomori City to ask a few questions about the band, their latest single, and their thoughts on their overseas following.
|Kanon Wakeshima– June, 2012
When Kanon Wakeshima attended Sakura-con in 2012, she was able to take some time to answer some questions for us! We talked about her music, fashion, collaboration experiences, and her experience overseas and with overseas fans.
|Moi dix Mois – June, 2012 (Q&A Session from Sakura-con)
Moi dix Mois did a question and answer panel at the 2012 Sakura-con. Please note that this is not an absolute transcription, but was notated and compiled to the best of our abilities.
|GANGLION– May, 2012
In this introductory interview from this four piece, all-girl band, we learn a little bit about each member, the concept behind the band, and what they hope to accomplish in the future!
|DAZZLE VISION– March, 2012
The four member band answered questions about their full albums, “KIRARI” and “SHOCKING LOUD VOICE” playing overseas at Sakura-Con, opening for EVANESCENCE in Japan, and judging a death voice contest in Shibuya!
|L~Lotus– July, 2010
L~Lotus~ talked about the formation of the band and their newest releases at that time. They also told us a lot about themselves and the other members. Check out the interview to get to know the L~Lotus~ members better!
|-LEON-– June, 2010
-LEON-, a five-piece band from Gunma that mixes Asian influences with visual rock, has a heavy, modern sound with a distinct, ethereal flavour. The members answered a few questions about the band, the members, and their release, “REGULUS”.
|GLACIER – June, 2010
Hailing from Okinawa, GLACIER is a five member band that ties their roots into their music. At the time of the interview, they were in the midst of a 7-month consecutive digital release campaign.
|O-PARTS – May, 2010
O-PARTS is a two-man unit with sho-ka on vocals, and Jun on bass. Both members took time out of their busy schedules to answer questions about the release of their second maxi-single, 「煌[kou]」, their music, and their other projects.
|α:Vout [Round Two] – January, 2010
With their line-up changes, and two new releases, Shattered-Tranquility.net was able to have another Q & A with the members of α:Vout to learn a bit more about the members and their new releases.
|Kaya – December, 2009
In November 2009, Kaya travelled to the United States to perform at Anime USA. At that time, Shattered-Tranquility.net was able to sit down with him, and ask Kaya some questions about his career and his life.
|born – November, 2009
born headed to Houston, Texas for Oni-con in 2009, and Shattered-Tranquility.net had the opportunity to interview the band. In the interview we talked about the band, their music and their lives behind the scenes.
|砂月-Satsuki- -November, 2009
Solo artist Satsuki, who was formerly the vocalist for RENTRER EN SOI, attended Oni-con in Houston, Texas. In this original interview, he asnwered questions about his trip, his music and his life.
|α:Vout – August, 2009
α:Vout, a four member band, signed to the SPEED DISK label, answered 26 questions about both their musical and personal lives. Included are photos and music samples for everyone to check out!
|ミサルカ [Misaruka] – May, 2009
The five members of Misaruka took time to answer 25 questions about the band, their music and their personal lives. Interview includes photos of each member, as well as a sampling of their music.
|Black:List – November, 2008
When Black:List headed to Finland in 2008, we had the chance to visit with the band backstage and ask them a few questions. Also included in the interview is a message video from the band.
|殺～KOяO～ – May, 2008
The very talented female visual-kei artist, 殺～KOяO～, answered thirteen questions for Shattered-Tranquility.net about herself and her music. Also available in the interview are song samples and photos.
Translated Articles & Interviews
As a fans of visual bands, we’re always looking for new things to read about the artists that we support! Also featured on Shattered-Tranquility.net are translated articles and interviews from various Japanese sources.
Please note that no staff associated with Shattered-Tranquility.net conducted these interviews. These are merely translated versions taken from the original source (which is cited). However, please do not post these translations elsewhere without express permission from one of the Shattered-Tranquility.net staff.
Ayabie – Honesty~Cure’s MODEL REAL FACE~ Featuring Yumehito (Cure, Vol. 41)
boogieman – Honesty~Cure’s MODEL REAL FACE~ Featuring Junno (Cure, Vol. 73)
D – 100 Questions with ASAGI (Expect Rush V)
D – 100 Questions with Ruiza (Expect Rush V)
D – 100 Questions with HIDE-ZOU (Expect Rush V)
D – 100 Questions with Tsunehito (Expect Rush V)
D – 100 Questions with Hiroki (Expect Rush V)
Dio – Honesty~Cure’s MODEL REAL FACE~ Featuring Mikaru (Cure)
Dir en grey – Vicious Magazine Interview (1999)
Dolly – 50 Questions with Mitsu (Expect Rush V)
Dolly – 50 Questions with Masa (Expect Rush V)
Dolly – 50 Questions with Yuina (Expect Rush V)
Dolly – 50 Questions with Hachi (Expect Rush V)
Dolly – 50 Questions with Tsuguki (Expect Rush V)
Girugamesh – 50 Questions with Satoshi (Expect Rush IV)
Girugamesh – 50 Questions with Ni (Expect Rush IV)
Girugamesh – 50 Questions with Shuu (Expect Rush IV)
Girugamesh – 50 Questions with Яyo (Expect Rush IV)
Girugamesh – 50 Questions with Satoshi (Expect Rush V)
Girugamesh – 50 Questions with Ni (Expect Rush V)
Girugamesh – 50 Questions with Shuu (Expect Rush V)
Girugamesh – 50 Questions with Яyo (Expect Rush V)
Lolita23q – Keyword Interview (SHOXX, Vol. 141)
Megamasso – Honesty~Cure’s MODEL REAL FACE~ Featuring Gou (Cure, Vol. 48)
MUCC – Music Fighter Interview (2008)
Plastic Tree – Interview with Ryutaro on Hotwave
R-Shitei (R-15) Band Interview from SHOXX Vol. 174 (SHOXX, Vol. 174)
Sadie – 50 Questions with Mao (Expect Rush V)
Sadie – 50 Questions with Tsurugi (Expect Rush V)
Sadie – 50 Questions with Mizuki (Expect Rush V)
Sadie – 50 Questions with Aki (Expect Rush V)
Sadie – 50 Questions with Kei (Expect Rush V)
SANA – Honesty~Cure’s MODEL REAL FACE~ (Cure, Vol. 45)
SCREW – Rock and Read Interview with Kazuki (Rock and Read Vol. 23)
SCREW & Viored – Visual Kei Talk Feat. Yuuichi (Viored) & Byou (SCREW) (Cure Vol. 42)
-tarrot- – Band Interview from SHOXX Vol. 200 (SHOXX Vol. 200)
the GazettE – Interview with Reita (Arena 37C, March 2010)