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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 ...

    PIERROT’s Big Announcement?

    PIERROT’s Big Announcement?

    When a band that disbanded over 8 years ago makes an announcement, you bet we're all listening. ...

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    MEA Represents Indonesia in Tokyo

    MEA Represents Indonesia in Tokyo

    At Shattered-Tranquility.net we don't typically cover foreign visual kei acts. It's nothing personal; we love knowing that the love is spreading overseas and inspiring new acts to ...

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    My BACTERIA HEAT IsLAND is Back!

    My BACTERIA HEAT IsLAND is Back!

    It's been years since I've heard this name! Shattered-Tranquility.net last mentioned MY BactEriA Heat iSland in 2008. You'll notice the difference in writing from the just-announc ...

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    L’Arc-en-Ciel is Everlasting

    L’Arc-en-Ciel is Everlasting

    On the 21st and 22nd of March, L'Arc~en~Ciel lit up the Tokyo skyline, shocking and awing fans with two spectacular shows.  They ended on the second day with a couple exciting ann ...

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    Tsukasa of THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S to Start Enka Solo Career

    Tsukasa of THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S to Start Enka Solo Career

    Drummer Tsukasa will soon be significantly expanding his career, and experimenting with new genres.  A few days ago, he announced on his blog that along with continuing THE MICRO ...

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    lynch. Inching Ever Closer to the GALLOWS

    lynch. Inching Ever Closer to the GALLOWS

    A quick heads-up to the fans who can't hold out another three weeks! Remember how we updated with the tracklist and artwork to lynch.'s upcoming album, GALLOWS, like, literally ye ...

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    彩冷える-ayabie- Wants Fan Input on the BEST of 10 Years

    彩冷える-ayabie- Wants Fan Input on the BEST of 10 Years

    (Note the title because these divisions are confuuuusing! Not talking about AYABIE here, nor アヤビエ, nor even 彩冷える without the -ayabie-. The band has seen so many restructurings, ty ...

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    KAMIJO Wants to Put a Ring on It

    KAMIJO Wants to Put a Ring on It

    March is a big month for KAMIJO and for Symphony of The Vampire. This Wednesday - March 5th -, the mini-album will drop - and so will the neo-gothic jewelry line of the same name! ...

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    Introduction: Trick a Night School

    Introduction: Trick a Night School

    Trick a Night School is looking to become one very, very interesting band. Formed from the ashes of Theia, Guitarist Yuuki and Drummer Kaede have come together to create a very in ...

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    the LEM’s First Album and Third Birthday Party

    the LEM’s First Album and Third Birthday Party

    Things are heating up for the LEM next week as they get ready for the release of their first full album, "LEM", on February 26th. A month after the milestone release brings the LE ...

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    One-man, Two-man Spree for THE GALLO

    One-man, Two-man Spree for THE GALLO

    Heading toward their 5th anniversary, the "black roosters" of THE GALLO have quite an impressive list of one- and two-mans lined up for the first half of 2014 -- in addition to a ...

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    MIYAVI Set to Share Screen Time with Fans

    MIYAVI Set to Share Screen Time with Fans

    Lots of MIYAVI news today! MIYAVI has always been a fan of his fans, reaching out - since early in his career - to include his beloved "Co-Miyavi" in his projects. Since departing ...

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    Mix Speaker’s,Inc. Extends Their Best Magical Show Invitation

    Mix Speaker’s,Inc. Extends Their Best Magical Show Invitation

    2013 ended on a shocking, unhappy note for fans of Mix Speaker's,Inc. when it was announced that the light half of their twin vocalists, YUKI, would be departing the band in April ...

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    lynch. Marches to the GALLOWS

    lynch. Marches to the GALLOWS

    Heavy (rotation) rockers lynch. - rapidly approaching their 10th birthday as a band - have announced their long-awaited album release, GALLOWS, coupled with a tour and a sweet opp ...

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    Zelktage’s Free One-Man

    Zelktage’s Free One-Man

    Approaching their second anniversary, Zelktage has announced two upcoming one-mans as their second and third self-sponsored solo shows! The second one-man in particular will have ...

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    Kiyoharu Rocks Osaka — For 9 Straight Hours

    Kiyoharu Rocks Osaka — For 9 Straight Hours

    There are quite a few bands and live houses with end-of-the-year traditions. It seems Kuroyume- and SADS-vocalist Kiyoharu's annual tradition is playing a live at Namba Hatch in O ...

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    TRIGGAH Complete Set – FLASHBACK – and More

    TRIGGAH Complete Set – FLASHBACK – and More

    TRIGGAH is on a roll lately -- and they haven't even had their official activity restart yet! After losing most of their band mates last year, guitarist Tomozo and vocalist Hajime ...

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    Rookie Fiddler Gives the Gift of Music This Christmas

    Rookie Fiddler Gives the Gift of Music This Christmas

    Rookie Fiddler of A(ACE) wants his Hearties to have a blessed and happy Christmas, where he's giving out his own special presents for fans! ...

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    Kick It with THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S this Christmas

    Kick It with THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S this Christmas

      No plans for Christmas this year? Well, this may be the best chance yet to kick it with the guys from THE MICRO HEAD 4N'S on Christmas day! ...

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    Overseas Fans Invited to TOKYO MOSH PIT

    Overseas Fans Invited to TOKYO MOSH PIT

    Have you ever thought, "Man, ordering concert tickets in Japan is such a pain when you live overseas!"? Well, MOSH is here to change that. On January 4th and 5th, Tokyo rock style ...

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