Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Information on new activities by previously-disbanded bands, whether temporary or long term.

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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 suppor ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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, "PIERROT ...

    • 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, ...

    • 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 hibernat ...

    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 ...

    Read More »
    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 ...

    Read More »
    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 ...

    Read More »
    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 ...

    Read More »
    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 ...

    Read More »
    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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    Dio Revives for Europe Tour

    Dio Revives for Europe Tour

    B7Klan is celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, and they have a very special tour in store to celebrate. They've organized a tour with the first bands they toured with, Di ...

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    The Return of Versailles to be Livestreamed

    The Return of Versailles to be Livestreamed

    We thought Versailles performance at KAMIJO's upcoming 20th anniversary finale would just be limited to one day, but it seems like the band is making a full return. Versailles ent ...

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    the god and death stars Re-Emerge

    the god and death stars Re-Emerge

    It's almost too good to be true, and yet the OHP and official Twitter for the god and death stars indicate that the band, which has been on hiatus for half a year, is returning in ...

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    Nobady’s 1-Day Revival

    Nobady’s 1-Day Revival

    Last year, Nobady made a difficult decision to disband after their vocalist vanished on the band.  The members then parted their ways, with some retiring from the scene and some m ...

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    L One Day Revival

    L One Day Revival

    Kazuya, former vocalist of L and current vocalist of DICTATOR CIRCUS, announced on his twitter that on October 9, L will have a one day revival! On October 9, the members of DICTA ...

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    Monokuro Kinema Revives This November

    Monokuro Kinema Revives This November

    It's been over four years since Monokuro Kinema disbanded, several of their members joining up in different bands in the time since. Most notably, vocalist Taketoshi is currently ...

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    Kamaitachi One-Day Revival

    Kamaitachi One-Day Revival

    Fans of the bands that helped spark the visual kei industry are in for quite a treat. The crazy red hair of Kamaitachi may be familiar to you and many old-school visual kei fans. ...

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