Wednesday, January 18, 2017

BugLug’s Issei Makes Recovery, Returns to Scene

BugLug’s Issei Makes Recovery, Returns to Scene

Way back in May, BugLug's vocalist Issei took a plunge down the stairs that caused head injuries serious enough that he underwent emergency surgery. After a long and surely arduou ...

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DaizyStripper to Make Major Debut This Summer

DaizyStripper to Make Major Debut This Summer

At the end of 2016, DaizyStripper had some exciting news for fans. In Summer 2017, DaizyStripper will make their major debut on CJ Victor Entertainment. This is, well, major. Vict ...

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DIR EN GREY and PIERROT Collaborate for Project

DIR EN GREY and PIERROT Collaborate for Project

If you've been following Twitter or Facebook closely over the past couple of days, you may have noticed an account named ANDROGYNOS. The mysterious first tweet only reads, "PIERRO ...

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The Return of SHOXX Magazine

The Return of SHOXX Magazine

It was only a few months ago we told you of SHOXX's unexpected departure from the visual kei scene. Bankruptcy forced the company to halt publishing the popular magazine. It, well ...

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lynch.’s Akinori Dismissed from Band Following Arrest, Band Pauses Activities

lynch.’s Akinori Dismissed from Band Following Arrest, Band Pauses Activities

Remember when we told you about bassist Akinori's run-in with Aichi Prefectural police? Unfortunately, things only went downhill from there. On December 20th, lynch. posted an off ...

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Avanchick Goes Independent from Rockstar Records

Avanchick Goes Independent from Rockstar Records

Avanchick just pulled off a one-man at Akasaka BLITZ the other day. Following the big show, they had a couple of bigger announcements. The first announcement was another one-man t ...

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MEGAMASSO Comes Out of Hibernation

MEGAMASSO Comes Out of Hibernation

In order to avoid burning out, sometimes it's best to go one step back and take a nice breather...which is exactly what MEGAMASSO decided one year ago. It looks like their hiberna ...

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lynch.’s Akinori Arrested

lynch.’s Akinori Arrested

Just this evening, an startling announcement was posted to lynch.'s OHP and social media accounts by the band's record label, notifying fans that bassist Akinori was arrested two ...

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Koudai of Royz Out of Commission

Koudai of Royz Out of Commission

It seems as if a fair number of bandmen are falling ill as of late, and unfortunately, Royz is no exception. The band announced that after the end of today, November 13th, bassist ...

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Return of the Prodigal Planet Children

Return of the Prodigal Planet Children

Hey, did you know it’s almost the 10th anniversary of Planet Child Records? This popular label is going to have an anniversary live on January 9th at Osaka Muse. What is the lineu ...

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Glamhaze to Disband

Glamhaze to Disband

It only seemed like it was yesterday that we introduced グラムヘイズ (glamhaze) in late December, but now the band has some unfortunate news for their fans. Following the release of the ...

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VABEL to disband

VABEL to disband

Bad news for fans of VABEL; the bands been going strong for a few years now, but unfortunately they will soon be disbanding. The last time you will be able to see them is at their ...

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RAVE’s Mikuru Passes Away Due to Illness

RAVE’s Mikuru Passes Away Due to Illness

Back in July, we were informed that RAVE's guitarist Mikuru was taking a break from the band due to an illness he had been suffering from. Unfortunately, his illness continue to w ...

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X Japan: Costume Contest in NYC!

X Japan: Costume Contest in NYC!

In our continuing coverage of X Japan documentary "We Are X," we have more news for those of you coming to the big apple to see the NYC premiere! There will be two more Q&As with ...

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WE ARE X: Premieres in NYC!!! (and more)

WE ARE X: Premieres in NYC!!! (and more)

We’ve written extensively (here and here and here) about X Japan’s award-nominated movie and its voyage to the good ole’ US of A! Here’s some more info about what’s coming up: ...

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Introducing: RAZOR

Introducing: RAZOR

Here's a new band full of names that you'll probably recognize. RAZOR is a five-member band that will officially kick off activities on November 30th with a one-man show and the r ...

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X Japan nominated for major film award!

X Japan nominated for major film award!

X Japan is ready to take the film world by storm! Yoshiki and co. have been nominated for “Best Music Documentary” by the Broadcast Film Critics Association for the movie “We Are ...

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Nihilizm to Disband

Nihilizm to Disband

Some bad news for NIHILIZM fans: it looks like this year will be their last. The band will disband after 3 years of activity following their final oneman live on 12/20. Say your g ...

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Közi Hospitalized with Acute Laryngitis

Közi Hospitalized with Acute Laryngitis

  Közi (ZIZ, DALLE, VAMQUET, ex. Malice Mizer) has been feeling a little under the weather lately, and apparently it was more serious than he thought. On September 23rd, the ...

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Ex-Lycaon Members’ New Band

Ex-Lycaon Members’ New Band

It's the moment many of you have been waiting for: Lycaon is back. And because we know it's the first thing you've got to know -- yes, all of the members are there, but it's not t ...

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