Friday, June 23, 2017

  • 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 ...

  • MERRY BAD END to lose Drummer

    MERRY BAD END to lose Drummer

    Bad news for fans of Merry Bad End, the band will be losing their drummer next month. Drummer No.666 has been struggling with a re-occurring back injury, which will cause him to le ...

  • Dangan NO LIMIT to Disband in August

    Dangan NO LIMIT to Disband in August

    At the end of April, Dangan NO LIMIT had a disappointing announcement for fans. Following their last one-man show on August 18th, the band will break up due to bassist Chika's depa ...

  • Chanty Pauses Activities

    Chanty Pauses Activities

    Some bad news for chanty fans, it appears that guitarist shia had been arrested earlier this month. No more details about the circumstances are available, but the band has decided ...

  • NightingeiL Reforms

    NightingeiL Reforms

    Remember NightingeiL? This SPEED-DISK classic disbanded in 2012, with most of its members quitting musical activities. Kon went on to front CELL while drummer Hakuya offered suppor ...

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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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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