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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, "PIERROT ...

    • 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 ...

    • Free Visual kei Support App “VisUnite” is Released!

      Free Visual kei Support App “VisUnite” is Released!

      A few months ago, we introduced you to VisUnite, a new app available for iOS and Android that allows you to support some of your favorite visual kei artists. You also might have he ...

    • 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 Y ...

    • 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: ...

    • 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 ...

    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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    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 »
    Free Visual kei Support App “VisUnite” is Released!

    Free Visual kei Support App “VisUnite” is Released!

    A few months ago, we introduced you to VisUnite, a new app available for iOS and Android that allows you to support some of your favorite visual kei artists. You also might have h ...

    Read More »
    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 ...

    Read More »
    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: ...

    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    Review: “We Are X” the Dark and Dynamic Documentary All About X Japan

    Review: “We Are X” the Dark and Dynamic Documentary All About X Japan

    “We Are X” opens with a bang, as we see an energized Yoshiki pounding out a last hoorah on his infamous crystal drum set for screaming fans at Madison Square Garden. He exits the ...

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    YOHIO Declared Ambassador for New Visual Kei App?

    YOHIO Declared Ambassador for New Visual Kei App?

    The way you enjoy visual kei is about to change. VisUnite is an app--yes, an app that you can download on your phone or other mobile device-- created in Japan that aims to moderni ...

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    Hear Your Voice on D’s Next Album!

    Hear Your Voice on D’s Next Album!

    That's right! You could very well hear your voice on D's next album, "Wonderland Savior". Recently, D has put up an announcement saying that they are looking for people to lend th ...

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    Visual Summit 2016: The Culmination of Visual Kei History

    Visual Summit 2016: The Culmination of Visual Kei History

    You may recall S-T's journey through visual kei history with LUNATIC FEST. in 2015. The 2-day event showcased not only some up-and-coming visual kei bands, but also predecessors t ...

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    It’s Time to Plan Ahead for the hide Summer Festival 2017

    It’s Time to Plan Ahead for the hide Summer Festival 2017

    On July 18th at the Maihama Amphitheater, over 130 artists gathered for "hide presents MIX LEMONed JELLY." The event was originally produced by hide 20 years ago and featured not ...

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    UNDER FALL JUSTICE’s First Album Features a Rather Convincing Throwback

    UNDER FALL JUSTICE’s First Album Features a Rather Convincing Throwback

    UNDER FALL JUSTICE, officially part of the Starwave Records family as of this year, is releasing their first full album at the end of this summer. We didn't think they'd be able t ...

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    Misaruka Covers a LUNA SEA Classic

    Misaruka Covers a LUNA SEA Classic

    Misaruka, who just released their latest single "-Reunion-" on July 13th, is booting up their time machine once more. On July 16th, Misaruka uploaded a special music video of the ...

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    MdM, C U in HK!

    MdM, C U in HK!

    Great news for Visual Kei fans in Hong Kong! Moi dix Mois announced their first show following August 7ths Deep Sanctuary, and it will be at the Emax Music Zone in Kowloon Bay on ...

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    Acid Black Cherry’s “L” – From Album, to Novel, to Movie

    Acid Black Cherry’s “L” – From Album, to Novel, to Movie

    In 2015, Acid Black Cherry released their latest album 「L-エル-」. The album--which rose to Oricon chart popularity in Japan upon its release--was originally composed and written bas ...

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    The Adventures of Pentagon on YouTube

    The Adventures of Pentagon on YouTube

    YouTube is a great advertisement tool for bands. You can not only upload previews and full versions of music videos for the world to see, but you can also add things like comment ...

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    Yoshiki Recruiting Ladies for New X Project

    Yoshiki Recruiting Ladies for New X Project

    We thought X JAPAN would be making a move soon, but we never expected it to be like this. Yesterday, X JAPAN's leader and drummer YOSHIKI announced plans for a new project involvi ...

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    Dynamite Tommy Brings Lolita Fashion to Anime Expo

    Dynamite Tommy Brings Lolita Fashion to Anime Expo

    California-based Anime Expo is known for bringing over some pretty big and influential guests, and this year is no exception. This year's Anime Expo will feature Dynamite Tommy (e ...

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    Win Tickets For the GazettE NY Show

    Win Tickets For the GazettE NY Show

    You read right, GazettE fans! Along with releasing a new single, the band is just about to start their world tour and will be heading to the Americas first. Want free tickets to t ...

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