Wednesday, August 16, 2017

  • Acid Black Cherry’s Yasu Cancels Tour, Goes on Hiatus Due to Poor Health

    Acid Black Cherry’s Yasu Cancels Tour, Goes on Hiatus Due to Poor Health

    Acid Black Cherry, one of the more major names in the Visual kei industry, has had to throw in the towel for a bit due to health problems. On his official website, staff wrote that ...

  • HOLYCLOCK to Enter Indefinite Hiatus in September

    HOLYCLOCK to Enter Indefinite Hiatus in September

    Sometimes the band lifestyle isn't for the best. HOLYCLOCK has announced that at their September 21 show at LIVE HOUSE D', they will go on indefinite activity pause, and for a surp ...

  • SuG to Enter Indefinite Hiatus in September

    SuG to Enter Indefinite Hiatus in September

    SuG has been charging towards their first Nippon Budokan show for months now, but unfortunately, it will mark an end as well as a milestone. SuG has announced that following their ...

  • Devil Kitty’s Akina Suffers Stroke

    Devil Kitty’s Akina Suffers Stroke

    It may be a while before Devil Kitty's guitarist returns to the scene. On Friday, August 11, Devil Kitty's guitarist Akina was hospitalized due to poor health condition. There, he ...

  • MEJIBRAY to Enter Hiatus

    MEJIBRAY to Enter Hiatus

    MEJIBRAY, arguably one of the most popular visual kei bands in the scene right now, has a disappointing announcement for fans. Following the end of 2017, MEJIBRAY will enter an act ...

  • Yoshiki to Undergo Emergency Surgery

    Yoshiki to Undergo Emergency Surgery

    After consulting with a number of esteemed doctors, it has been determined that X JAPAN's leader and drummer Yoshiki will undergo emergency surgery on May 16th, 2017. The drummer h ...

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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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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