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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 ...

    Yoshiki’s X-tra Special Charity Auction!

    Yoshiki’s X-tra Special Charity Auction!

    During the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011, artists from all over Japan supported various charitable endeavors to help the victims in Tohoku. X Japan member Yoshik ...

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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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    Countdown to The THIRTEEN

    Countdown to The THIRTEEN

    A new visual kei unit is in our midst, but no one seems to know who they are yet. A Twitter account and website for "The THIRTEEN" launched on March 6th. On the website is simply ...

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    Chaotic Harmony Imports: Flash Sale!

    Chaotic Harmony Imports: Flash Sale!

    Great news from Chaotic Harmony Imports today. Starting today and stretching through to March 6th, Chaotic Harmony Imports will be holding a flash sale on their website. All items ...

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    DIR EN GREY’s Kaoru and Shinya Start Blog Magazines

    DIR EN GREY’s Kaoru and Shinya Start Blog Magazines

    As the members of DIR EN GREY continue to start and develop side projects, it has given us a closer look into their minds and personalities. Two more members have decided to let y ...

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    THE BLACK SWAN Look, Album, and Twitter Updates

    THE BLACK SWAN Look, Album, and Twitter Updates

    Since S-T.net's exclusive interview with THE BLACK SWAN, the band has been hard at work on their first full album "OUSIA." While the full details still aren't ready to be released ...

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    Chaotic Harmony Imports: A New Way to Shop from Overseas

    Chaotic Harmony Imports: A New Way to Shop from Overseas

    Chaotic Harmony Imports is a US-based retailer that sells merchandise to visual kei fans all over the world. They purchase goods directly from artists, making it a great way to su ...

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    GACKT to Open International Fanclub

    GACKT to Open International Fanclub

    If you're a fan of GACKT and happen to live overseas, it looks like today's your lucky day! Announced today, GACKT will be opening an english-language fanclub to overseas fans! "G ...

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    DIR EN GREY Releasing New Single, Looking Back with “mode of VULGAR”

    DIR EN GREY Releasing New Single, Looking Back with “mode of VULGAR”

    DIR EN GREY just finished their 2-day Nippon Budokan extravaganza. As per usual, they had some big announcements to make after the show. The first is the release of a new single i ...

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    X JAPAN Documentary Wins Sundance Award

    X JAPAN Documentary Wins Sundance Award

    Last week, X JAPAN unveiled their rock documentary "We Are X" at the Sundance Film Festival 2016. Leader and drummer YOSHIKI attended the event himself and gave a solo performance ...

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    LIGHTNING STRIKES Avanchick’s NOAH!

    LIGHTNING STRIKES Avanchick’s NOAH!

    Lightning Strikes, an American Heavy Metal Band from the 1980's is getting back together in a big way! This group, led by original members Karpis Maksudian and Cat Tate, will also ...

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    Cure’s World Visual Festival Hits Tokyo

    Cure’s World Visual Festival Hits Tokyo

    Cure, a visual kei magazine known by fans around the world, is known for putting out just as many live events as it does magazine issues. One event in April is sure to catch vkei ...

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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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    RHEDORIC Seeks Help For U.S. Tour

    RHEDORIC Seeks Help For U.S. Tour

    Are you a fan of RHEDORIC living in the States? The band is asking for the aid of fans to fulfill a dream of theirs. Occasionally visiting the United States, the members of RHEDOR ...

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    VISUMAL: Helping One Animal at a Time

    VISUMAL: Helping One Animal at a Time

    If you like visual kei and animals, this program will definitely pique your interest. VISUMAL is an organization that works with visual kei bandman and bangya (visual kei fans) to ...

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    NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST Covers… Taylor Swift?

    NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST Covers… Taylor Swift?

    Well, here's a combination you thought you'd never see. Perhaps NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST are having an itch to break into the American music market, because they're planning something ...

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    Join hands for MeteoroiD!

    Join hands for MeteoroiD!

    Time for a contest! In preparation for MeteoroiD’s best-of album “BULLETBOX,” which we mentioned here, the band has announced that some lucky fans – or to be more precise – some l ...

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    BATTLE ARENA in BUDOKAN

    BATTLE ARENA in BUDOKAN

    Gear up, MUCC and SID fans! If you've been prowling around social media this week, you've undoubtedly heard about their new live event. Hosted by MAVERICK DC, MUCC and SID will be ...

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    B.P. RECORDS’s Family Party

    B.P. RECORDS’s Family Party

    A family that sticks together, tours together and release a single together! B.P. Record's Kiryu, Royz, and Codomo Dragon are all coming together for a giant family party. Togethe ...

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    sukekiyo to Play at Free University Festival

    sukekiyo to Play at Free University Festival

    In an unexpected turn of events, sukekiyo will be playing at a university festival free of charge. On October 24th (Sat), sukekiyo will perform at Azabu University Festival. The c ...

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