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    • Visual kei CD Shops Start 1,000 Paper Crane Project for WIZARD’s Masumi

      Visual kei CD Shops Start 1,000 Paper Crane Project for WIZARD’s Masumi

      Fans were shocked and disappointed to hear about ex. WIZARD guitarist Masumi's stage 4 cancer diagnosis, but fans and shop owners alike are pulling out all the stops to support him ...

    • LUNATIC FEST. is Back for 2018

      LUNATIC FEST. is Back for 2018

      Time to plan a trip to Japan, maybe? S-T.net was with you the whole way for LUNA SEA's first ever LUNATIC FEST. back in 2015. In addition to giving you all the details leading up t ...

    • X Japan to Play at Coachella 2018

      X Japan to Play at Coachella 2018

      You thought Madison Square Garden was a big deal? Try this rock star achievement. X Japan has announced that they will play a set at this year's Coachella Music Festival. The legen ...

    • Chiyu (ex. SuG) Makes Acting Debut

      Chiyu (ex. SuG) Makes Acting Debut

      The end of SuG may have already happened, but it's the start of a new journey for many ex-members. Bassist Chiyu has announced his acting debut with a lead role in a Japanese TV dr ...

    • 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 ...

    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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    IKE V Project: Visual Kei with a Twist

    IKE V Project: Visual Kei with a Twist

    Today we're introducing to you the IKE V Project, based in Ikebukuro, brought to you by Tatsuo, Mao and Charisma Kantaro--but wait, there's a twist! These founding members won't b ...

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    Matenrou Opera’s Ayame to Give Lecture at University

    Matenrou Opera’s Ayame to Give Lecture at University

    It's not often you hear the words "visual kei" and "academics" in the same sentence, but Matenrou Opera's Ayame is an exception. On July 12th, Ayame will give a talk at the The Ky ...

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    Who is THOGO?

    Who is THOGO?

    Hey longtime VK fans! Does the name THOGO ring a bell? THOGO, under the previous alias Yasu, was a roadie of old school favorite AFTER IMAGE before becoming the vocalist for two b ...

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    Be an Extra in MUCC’s New Music Video

    Be an Extra in MUCC’s New Music Video

    Just the other day, we talked to you about MUCC releasing their next mini album "T.R.E.N.D.Y.~Paradise from 1997~" on June 24th. Well, if you want a more hands-on experience, look ...

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    Brighten Up Your Conversations…With Alice Nine LINE Stickers!

    Brighten Up Your Conversations…With Alice Nine LINE Stickers!

    A couple days ago, Alice Nine's LINE stickers made their debut in the LINE sticker store. The entire pack, which you can get for 50 LINE coins, includes 8 stickers of each band me ...

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    Find THE KIDDIE on Youtube

    Find THE KIDDIE on Youtube

    For fans of THE KIDDIE, you most likely already know that they disbanded back in March after their 「ユメヲハコブネ」(Yume wo Hakobune) tour final at ZEPP TOKYO. But just in case you didn' ...

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    Misaruka’s Free One-Mans

    Misaruka’s Free One-Mans

    Longing to catch Misaruka? What if you could catch them at a live and not have to pay? Lucky for you, the band has planned three one-man lives and plans on sharing their time and ...

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    X JAPAN and BUCK-TICK Join the LUNATIC FEST Roster

    X JAPAN and BUCK-TICK Join the LUNATIC FEST Roster

    If you haven't already heard the buzz about all of the bands playing in the first-ever LUNATIC FEST, S-T will gladly be the first one to fill you in. This morning, the final line- ...

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    Express yourself through YOSHIKI LINE stickers

    Express yourself through YOSHIKI LINE stickers

    Listen, we've all had those moments chatting with a friend on LINE when we stopped and thought, "A picture is worth a thousand words, and a small cartoon version of YOSHIKI could ...

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    Chanty’s upcoming single is…..free?

    Chanty’s upcoming single is…..free?

    Last month we posted news about Chanty’s upcoming activities including their oneman tour, which begins this coming Sunday. In addition, the band has prepared a special bonus for t ...

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    Kameleo’s Charity Project

    Kameleo’s Charity Project

    Everyone wants to do some kind of good in this world, including our beloved band members! Over the years, we've seen several charity events, including the dinner charity event wit ...

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    Details of BREAKERZ’ Free Show

    Details of BREAKERZ’ Free Show

    A couple of weeks ago, we told you about BREAKERZ' plans to hold a free live somewhere in Tokyo. The details are here, and it's definitely something you'll be able to attend. BREA ...

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    Introducing SPATS

    Introducing SPATS

    Here’s some interesting news from one of the more intriguing session bands around. SPATS are made up of Vocalist Jin (Hero), guitarists Jun (Gotcharocka) and Toki (Black Gene for ...

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    Open Your Heart and See the Night with BAROQUE

    Open Your Heart and See the Night with BAROQUE

    Last month, we finally got some more details on BAROQUE's upcoming album "PLANETARY SECRET." Not only do we have the full details for you today, but we also have news about a spec ...

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    Hollow Mellow to perform at Tokyo in Tulsa!

    Hollow Mellow to perform at Tokyo in Tulsa!

    Here’s a bit of news that may interest readers residing in the central US; vocalist Iruma Rioka will be making an appearance with her group Hollow Mellow at Tokyo in Tulsa on July ...

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    To BREAKER’s Free Live We Go

    To BREAKER’s Free Live We Go

    It looks like Akihide isn't the only busy one! The BREAKERZ have a lot planned in stores for their fans, including a summer tour, new single, and a free live. The new single is ti ...

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