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    • Yoshiki in Europe and more!

      Yoshiki in Europe and more!

      We at S-T have been covering the ongoing success of Yoshiki and his film “We are X,” and the news just keeps on coming! Last week on Friday, November 11th, Yoshiki performed at the ...

    • Kyo’s MADARA NINGEN to get its very own shop in Harajuku!

      Kyo’s MADARA NINGEN to get its very own shop in Harajuku!

      Have you heard of “MADARA NINGEN?” It’s the fashion collection started by none other than Dir en Grey and sukekiyo’s Kyo, who launched their first collection in July. Now, for a li ...

    • Yoshiki Brings his Best for Amazon Fashion Week!

      Yoshiki Brings his Best for Amazon Fashion Week!

      Have you heard of “Yoshikimono?” This kimono brand, featuring designs by none other than X-Japan’s fearless leader Yoshiki and collaborations with famed kimono maker Keigo Kano, sh ...

    • 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 Se ...

    • DIR EN GREY’s Kaoru produces clothing item for MOSES

      DIR EN GREY’s Kaoru produces clothing item for MOSES

      Little more than a week after DIR EN GREY bassist Toshiya debuted his clothing line DIRT 100% Natural Dirty, guitarist Kaoru has revealed his own efforts in the fashion world: a co ...

    • DIR EN GREY’s Toshiya Designs Clothing

      DIR EN GREY’s Toshiya Designs Clothing

      The band members of DIR EN GREY have been especially busy and not just with the band itself. Kyo and Die have branched out with their side bands sukekiyo and DECAYS, and now Toshiy ...

    Yoshiki in Europe and more!

    Yoshiki in Europe and more!

    We at S-T have been covering the ongoing success of Yoshiki and his film “We are X,” and the news just keeps on coming! Last week on Friday, November 11th, Yoshiki performed at th ...

    Read More »
    Kyo’s MADARA NINGEN to get its very own shop in Harajuku!

    Kyo’s MADARA NINGEN to get its very own shop in Harajuku!

    Have you heard of “MADARA NINGEN?” It’s the fashion collection started by none other than Dir en Grey and sukekiyo’s Kyo, who launched their first collection in July. Now, for a l ...

    Read More »
    Yoshiki Brings his Best for Amazon Fashion Week!

    Yoshiki Brings his Best for Amazon Fashion Week!

    Have you heard of “Yoshikimono?” This kimono brand, featuring designs by none other than X-Japan’s fearless leader Yoshiki and collaborations with famed kimono maker Keigo Kano, s ...

    Read More »
    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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    DIR EN GREY’s Kaoru produces clothing item for MOSES

    DIR EN GREY’s Kaoru produces clothing item for MOSES

    Little more than a week after DIR EN GREY bassist Toshiya debuted his clothing line DIRT 100% Natural Dirty, guitarist Kaoru has revealed his own efforts in the fashion world: a c ...

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    DIR EN GREY’s Toshiya Designs Clothing

    DIR EN GREY’s Toshiya Designs Clothing

    The band members of DIR EN GREY have been especially busy and not just with the band itself. Kyo and Die have branched out with their side bands sukekiyo and DECAYS, and now Toshi ...

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    Shinsaibashi club ALIVE! Closes After Eviction

    Shinsaibashi club ALIVE! Closes After Eviction

    Fans in the Osaka area may not be going to a memorable venue any more. Shinsaibashi club ALIVE! has played host to many visual kei bands and fans are likely to have some good memo ...

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    One last breath of VIRGIN AIR

    One last breath of VIRGIN AIR

    It’s bad enough when a band breaks up, but the closing of a label is always cause for concern. Virgin Air Entertainment has closed their doors after approximately four years in bu ...

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    MAJOLICA Moves to Starwave Records

    MAJOLICA Moves to Starwave Records

    Starwave Records is welcoming yet another band to their lineup! MAJOLICA, who released their first single back in September, recently made the move to Starwave Records due to the ...

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    The 3rd Birthday Moves to Tokyo

    The 3rd Birthday Moves to Tokyo

    Just days after the band announced the departure of guitarist Yu-chi-, another exciting piece of news from The 3rd Birthday has come to light. On April 23rd, The 3rd Birthday will ...

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    Kiwamu presents: A new artist on a new label!

    Kiwamu presents: A new artist on a new label!

    The ever-busy Kiwamu of BLOOD fame has just begun a new undertaking! A new offshoot of his label Starwave will start activities next year. Nico Jam Records will be officially unve ...

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    Shinjuku ReNY’s Grand Opening in September

    Shinjuku ReNY’s Grand Opening in September

    The RUIDO Livehouse Network is gaining another member, right in the heart of Shinjuku's Skyscraper district. ...

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    the VIRLZ Closes Shop After 2 Months

    the VIRLZ Closes Shop After 2 Months

      It's sad to report news of Visual Bars and Cafes closing, especially after we had so recently announced them here at Shattered-Tranquility. Some fans may remember back at t ...

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    the VIRLZ: A New Visual Kei Cafe & Bar

    the VIRLZ: A New Visual Kei Cafe & Bar

    By no means the first, but certainly among the first, the VIRLZ has popped up in Tokyo to provide a new nightlife spot for visual kei fans. With only a scant number of bars in exi ...

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    UNDER CODE PRODUCTION’s Web Shop to Cease Production

    UNDER CODE PRODUCTION’s Web Shop to Cease Production

    Those of you who remember last summer that UNDER CODE PRODUCTION announced that they will be ceasing activities probably saw this coming. Kisaki, UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's represent ...

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    Shibuya AX to Close

    Shibuya AX to Close

    via Google Maps Following on the heels of Marui One's closure this week, an announcement has been released regarding the closure of another veteran of the visual scene. According ...

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    Marui One closes its doors

    Marui One closes its doors

    Opened in 1998, Marui One in Shinjuku has been one of the leading centers of alternative and visual kei fashion labels, a mall which has hosted big name brands such as Moi-meme-Mo ...

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    Closet Child Tweaks Their Overseas Order Policy

    Closet Child Tweaks Their Overseas Order Policy

    Before we get into the details of it, let's allay the immediate fears by saying: Don't worry everybody, Closet Child will still ship overseas! Tokyo-based Closet Child, known for ...

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    Nama Mail: Connect daily with artists by mail

    Nama Mail: Connect daily with artists by mail

    Nama Mail is an internet service that has been gaining some considerable ground in the visual kei world lately. Created by entertainment company Index, it sounds as though the ser ...

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    PSC’s Global Fanclub to Dissolve

    PSC’s Global Fanclub to Dissolve

    Bad news today for fans all across the world who may have joined the PS Company's Global Fan Club --As of November 1st, the fan club will officially dissolve. The following was le ...

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