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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 ...

    Synk;yet Gives Tickets Away for Upcoming One-man

    Synk;yet Gives Tickets Away for Upcoming One-man

    If you're a non-Japanese citizen and you love Synk;yet, you just might be able to score some free tickets. Synk;yet is giving away 10 pairs of free tickets to their upcoming one-m ...

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    Sendai Kamotsu LINE Stickers + Upcoming Single

    Sendai Kamotsu LINE Stickers + Upcoming Single

    Kamijo's not the only visual kei artist with a shiny new LINE sticker collection; in response to fan demand, comedy band Sendai Kamotsu unveiled their own LINE stickers this week, ...

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    Tour the Past with NIGHTMARE’s E-books

    Tour the Past with NIGHTMARE’s E-books

    NIGHTMARE finished up their tour celebrating both their 15th anniversary and new album, "CARPE DIEM", a little over a month ago. In just a few days, starting on August 16, they wi ...

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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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    MIYAVI to Perform at Mission Impossible Premiere

    MIYAVI to Perform at Mission Impossible Premiere

    Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is premiering in Japan this Monday, August 3rd, and a very special guest will be taking part in the festivities. MIYAVI, who arranged the Mission ...

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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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    What Makes exist trace? Three “My Existence” Shows Announced!

    What Makes exist trace? Three “My Existence” Shows Announced!

    All-female rock band exist†trace has announced the lineup for this fall’s “My Existence” trio of 3-man live shows in Tokyo.  The guest list is as varied and talented as exist†trac ...

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    Mexico Not Enough! VAMPS Takes on South America this Fall!

    Mexico Not Enough! VAMPS Takes on South America this Fall!

    We've hardly had a chance to breathe since word reached our ears of VAMPS playing Mexico City this October, and yet it seems we spoke too soon!  We have even more news regarding t ...

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    MUCC and lynch. to Play Together on Three-Date Mini-Tour This September

    MUCC and lynch. to Play Together on Three-Date Mini-Tour This September

    MUCC spent the majority of May painting the town red on an eight-stop European tour and will be holding their “F#CK THE PAST, F#CK THE FUTURE” tour final in only a matter of days ...

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    Kyo Collaborates with LINE and Tower Records to Bring The Zemeckises to Life

    Kyo Collaborates with LINE and Tower Records to Bring The Zemeckises to Life

    The vocalist of Dir en grey and more recently sukekiyo, Kyo, hardly needs an introduction. Most, if not all, fans of visual-kei are familiar with Kyo’s legendary, haunting, and of ...

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    VAMPS Playing OZZFEST JAPAN this November!

    VAMPS Playing OZZFEST JAPAN this November!

      VAMPS hasn’t shown any signs of stopping since dropping their newest LP Bloodsuckers. This past spring they toured the United States alongside Sixx:A.M. and Apocalyptica.   ...

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    Matenrou Opera’s Photo Exhibition

    Matenrou Opera’s Photo Exhibition

    Last month, 摩天楼オペラ (Matenrou Opera) finished up "The Fifth Element TOUR" a few weeks ago in June! Fans that were able to participate in the tour--if you already miss the good time ...

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    ELM’s Free Single and Upcoming 7th Single

    ELM’s Free Single and Upcoming 7th Single

    Free is always a nice thing to see, especially since being a visual kei fan can get a little expensive (dare I ask how much you have spent on visual kei related goodies so far?)! ...

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    ZeR’0’s One-man Costs Zero Yen!

    ZeR’0’s One-man Costs Zero Yen!

    Do you love free things? We sure do. How about free shows? ZeR'0's latest release "Unbalance" will come out on July 1st. A little over a month after that, though, they'll have a s ...

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    Misaruka Giving Away Free Tickets

    Misaruka Giving Away Free Tickets

    That's right, Misaruka is giving away free tickets to their one-man live! There is a catch and a few rules, but it is relatively easy to participate and hopefully get your ticket! ...

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    Embark on an Impossible Mission with Miyavi

    Embark on an Impossible Mission with Miyavi

    Miyavi's living the life, lately! Half a year after Unbroken released in theaters and his latest album "The Others" dropped back in April, Miyavi's gearing up for another gig, of ...

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    The GazettE and PROJECT: DARK AGE

    The GazettE and PROJECT: DARK AGE

    On June 15th, the GazettE announced a new album to be released in August and two parts of their upcoming tour, but in a bit of a different form. The 13th year of the GazettE, dubb ...

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    Visual Kei on LINE MUSIC

    Visual Kei on LINE MUSIC

    LINE, which started as a messaging app, has started diversifying their services. Just this week, LINE debuted a new service, titled LINE MUSIC. LINE MUSIC is a music streaming ser ...

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    Mejibray’s “VENOMS.app” + Overseas Instore

    Mejibray’s “VENOMS.app” + Overseas Instore

    With their fourth anniversary tour 「毒」(Doku) coming to a close on June 21st, Mejibray are gearing up for their third mini album, dropping in late summer! On August 5th, they'll be ...

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    Have Brunch with YOSHIKI Instead

    Have Brunch with YOSHIKI Instead

    A couple of weeks ago, we let you know about YOSHIKI's extravagant dinner show he's going to hold in August, "EVENING with YOSHIKI in Tokyo JAPAN 2015." At 86,400yen a ticket, it ...

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