Thursday, March 23, 2017

  • One-Day Revival for Irokui

    One-Day Revival for Irokui

    Fans of イロクイ (Irokui) remember the day that they announced their disbandment. However, even after disbanding, the ex-Irokui members didn't wander away from the scene! Some members ...

  • Synk;yet’s Shiori Returns to the Stage as Rino Exits

    Synk;yet’s Shiori Returns to the Stage as Rino Exits

    Last year, bassist Shiori left Synk;yet in order to properly recover from an ongoing medical issue. It's been a little while since we've heard about Shiori...but it look likes his ...

  • Rides in Reincarnation

    Rides in Reincarnation

    Here’s the latest from promising newcomers Rides in Revellion! The band’s latest single 『リインカーネーション~(Reincarnation)F.A.T.E./Rusty Nail~』was supposed to be coming out next month, th ...

  • LEZARD’s New Look, New Sound, and New Frontman

    LEZARD’s New Look, New Sound, and New Frontman

    In June of last year, LEZARD's vocalist Lime made his departure from the band. Since then, the band has been searching for a new vocalist. They finally found one, and he's got a so ...

  • 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 arduous ...

  • 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. Victo ...

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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SHOXX Publisher Files for Bankruptcy

SHOXX Publisher Files for Bankruptcy

At the end of the business day today (September 20th, JST), Ongaku Senkasha, the publisher of the iconic and long-running visual kei magazine SHOXX, filed for bankruptcy. Ongaku S ...

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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. T ...

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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 ...

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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 translatio ...

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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 o ...

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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 Mexica ...

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RAVE’s Teary-eyed Heroine and Resting Guitarist

RAVE’s Teary-eyed Heroine and Resting Guitarist

It hasn't been long at all since RAVE's last release, but they're on the verge of releasing another one very, very soon. 「ナミダヒロイン」 (Namida Heroine) will be released on July 13th. ...

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BugLug Delays Release but Keeps on Playing

BugLug Delays Release but Keeps on Playing

For those of you who have been keeping up with the news on BugLug's Issei and his serious head injuries, you know that he's been undergoing treatment to recover. Specifics on his ...

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New Drummer Joins Scarlet Valse

New Drummer Joins Scarlet Valse

Back in April, Scarlet Valse announced that drummer Hiroki would be leaving the band. Hiroki reported that he has been enduring pain in his lower back and that following his depar ...

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Mediena Disbanding this September

Mediena Disbanding this September

Despite releasing their first single 「呪縛」(Jubaku) back in December and their upcoming live schedule, Mediena have made a sudden announcement regarding their status. Released on Ju ...

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the LOTUS Loses Rian

the LOTUS Loses Rian

Shortly after the release of their first album "Zoltax" back in April and on the eve of their "ELIZA" oneman tour kicking off this month, the LOTUS have some sad news for fans. On ...

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Metronome Reboots for 10th Era

Metronome Reboots for 10th Era

メトロノーム (Metronome) was one of the bigger visual kei bands back in the day. They broke hearts when they announced their indefinite activity pause in 2009. It looks like 2016 has ne ...

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THE EGOIST’s Red Single

THE EGOIST’s Red Single

THE EGOIST started up back in October of last year and released their first mini-album in December. Since then, they've had no new releases until now. THE EGOIST will release thei ...

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Ken Morioka Passes Away

Ken Morioka Passes Away

Ken Morioka, originally of SOFT BALLET, passed away on June 3rd due to sudden heart failure. His brother updated his website and official accounts with the sad news. We've transla ...

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SERIAL NUMBER lose two digits

SERIAL NUMBER lose two digits

SERIAL⇔NUMBER have had no shortage of member changes; there have been about 15 different people that can claim to have been a part of this band. Unfortunately, it’s time to add tw ...

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BugLug’s Issei Moved Out of Intensive Care

BugLug’s Issei Moved Out of Intensive Care

BugLug fans and visual kei fans alike were thrown for a loop when the band announced vocalist Issei underwent emergency surgery for severe head injuries. As a result, the band has ...

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