Sunday, November 18, 2018

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    • DuelJewel’s Comeback

      DuelJewel’s Comeback

      In 2016, DuelJewel fans were devastated when the band broke up due to Hayato's poor vocal condition. The band had been together since 1997 (with a brief pause in 2012). We're sure ...

    • Random Fact: What Made Genki (ex. MeteoroiD) Take the Stage Again?

      Random Fact: What Made Genki (ex. MeteoroiD) Take the Stage Again?

      When MeteoroiD disbanded a year ago, fans were devastated to not know where their favorite members would end up. Guitarist Mikado has admitted on Twitter that he no longer wants to ...

    • Takeru (ex. SuG) Starts Solo Project “sleepyhead”

      Takeru (ex. SuG) Starts Solo Project “sleepyhead”

      If you've been following Takeru on Twitter since SuG's disbandment, you've probably noticed that he's been uploading mysterious photos of a moon waxing since January 17. The reason ...

    • Eins:Vier First Release in 20 Years

      Eins:Vier First Release in 20 Years

      Eins:Vier, one of the biggest names in Visual kei in the 90's, is back (for now, at least). On March 14, they will release "Self Cover Best 2018 Searching Red Light" in two types. ...

    • lynch.’s Akinori Returns

      lynch.’s Akinori Returns

      It looks like lynch.'s beloved bassist is getting a second chance. It's been a little over a year since lynch.'s Akinori was arrested for illegal marijuana possession and dismissed ...

    • lix Returns to the Scene

      lix Returns to the Scene

      lix, who has been on indefinite hiatus since 2014, has announced their comeback in the New Year. On April 13, 2018, lix will restart band activities with an event show that they wi ...

    DuelJewel’s Comeback

    DuelJewel’s Comeback

    In 2016, DuelJewel fans were devastated when the band broke up due to Hayato's poor vocal condition. The band had been together since 1997 (with a brief pause in 2012). We're sure ...

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    Random Fact: What Made Genki (ex. MeteoroiD) Take the Stage Again?

    Random Fact: What Made Genki (ex. MeteoroiD) Take the Stage Again?

    When MeteoroiD disbanded a year ago, fans were devastated to not know where their favorite members would end up. Guitarist Mikado has admitted on Twitter that he no longer wants t ...

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    Takeru (ex. SuG) Starts Solo Project “sleepyhead”

    Takeru (ex. SuG) Starts Solo Project “sleepyhead”

    If you've been following Takeru on Twitter since SuG's disbandment, you've probably noticed that he's been uploading mysterious photos of a moon waxing since January 17. The reaso ...

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    Eins:Vier First Release in 20 Years

    Eins:Vier First Release in 20 Years

    Eins:Vier, one of the biggest names in Visual kei in the 90's, is back (for now, at least). On March 14, they will release "Self Cover Best 2018 Searching Red Light" in two types. ...

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    lynch.’s Akinori Returns

    lynch.’s Akinori Returns

    It looks like lynch.'s beloved bassist is getting a second chance. It's been a little over a year since lynch.'s Akinori was arrested for illegal marijuana possession and dismisse ...

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    lix Returns to the Scene

    lix Returns to the Scene

    lix, who has been on indefinite hiatus since 2014, has announced their comeback in the New Year. On April 13, 2018, lix will restart band activities with an event show that they w ...

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    llll-Ligro-  Back in Action

    llll-Ligro- Back in Action

    It's certainly been a while since we heard from llll-Ligro-, a band who went on hiatus after a scandal involving one of their guitarists. Some members had continued on in a projec ...

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    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 suppo ...

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    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 ...

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hotaru’s AREA Homecoming!

    Hotaru’s AREA Homecoming!

    Hotaru were a memorable indies band back in the early 2000s who many fans probably assumed were gone forever, until now! Over 10 years after their breakup, the band is getting bac ...

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    The Return of the god and death stars

    The Return of the god and death stars

    In May 2015, the god and death stars announced an activity pause due to the health of drummer Ootaka Jun. We reported that they resumed activities under the name "rehabilitation o ...

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    As You Like It: The Return of Se’ikspia!

    As You Like It: The Return of Se’ikspia!

    How’s this for unexpected news? After breaking up over a decade ago, Se’ikspia are playing a show this weekend! Entitled “First Replay,” this live will be held on Sunday, January ...

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    chariots Reborn

    chariots Reborn

    Any chariots fans out there? Riku, the former vocalist of Phantasmagoria, is starting up the band again with brand new members. They're releasing their first single 「棘咎」 (Toge Tog ...

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    L’eprica Returns

    L’eprica Returns

    L'eprica, who went on hiatus in 2011 after the departure of 2 members, will be back in 2016. Vocalist Raya announced on his blog and Twitter that L'eprica would return in 2016 wit ...

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