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    • SUGIZO and INORAN “BEST BOUT 2017″ ~L 2/5~

      SUGIZO and INORAN “BEST BOUT 2017″ ~L 2/5~

      On June 11th, 2017, LUNA SEA guitarists SUGIZO and INORAN clashed axes in an epic show titled as "BEST BOUT 2017 ~L 2/5~." This was the third of such a show, with the first one bei ...

    • Interview: La’veil MizeriA

      Interview: La’veil MizeriA

      Many of our readers are fans of up and coming bands, but we know there are also a lot of you that treasure and long for that good old 90's visual kei sound. However, most of those ...

    • Interview: Grieva’s Proof of Existence

      Interview: Grieva’s Proof of Existence

      Our first interview of the new year is with none other than Grieva! We're sure you've at least heard of them before, but in case you haven't, Grieva is a 90's-style visual kei band ...

    • SUGIZO “The Voyage Home” 12/4/2016

      SUGIZO “The Voyage Home” 12/4/2016

      On December 4th, 2016, fans from across Japan flocked to Zepp Tokyo to witness a live preview of  "Oto" (音), SUGIZO’s first new album release in nearly five years, at the final of ...

    • Visual Japan Summit 2016 powered by Rakuten: 3 Days of Visual Kei Madness

      Visual Japan Summit 2016 powered by Rakuten: 3 Days of Visual Kei Madness

      Between the dates of Friday, October 14th and Sunday, October 16th, Makuhari Messe Halls 9-11 housed the first Visual Japan Summit 2016. Over the course of three days, Makuhari saw ...

    • Ensoku: This is an interview.

      Ensoku: This is an interview.

      If you've ever heard of Ensoku, your first thought is probably, "This is a pen." This band's crazy stage antics and hilarious concepts have won them a place in visual kei fans' hea ...

    SUGIZO and INORAN “BEST BOUT 2017″ ~L 2/5~

    SUGIZO and INORAN “BEST BOUT 2017″ ~L 2/5~

    On June 11th, 2017, LUNA SEA guitarists SUGIZO and INORAN clashed axes in an epic show titled as "BEST BOUT 2017 ~L 2/5~." This was the third of such a show, with the first one be ...

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    Interview: La’veil MizeriA

    Interview: La’veil MizeriA

    Many of our readers are fans of up and coming bands, but we know there are also a lot of you that treasure and long for that good old 90's visual kei sound. However, most of those ...

    Read More »
    Interview: Grieva’s Proof of Existence

    Interview: Grieva’s Proof of Existence

    Our first interview of the new year is with none other than Grieva! We're sure you've at least heard of them before, but in case you haven't, Grieva is a 90's-style visual kei ban ...

    Read More »
    SUGIZO “The Voyage Home” 12/4/2016

    SUGIZO “The Voyage Home” 12/4/2016

    On December 4th, 2016, fans from across Japan flocked to Zepp Tokyo to witness a live preview of  "Oto" (音), SUGIZO’s first new album release in nearly five years, at the final of ...

    Read More »
    Visual Japan Summit 2016 powered by Rakuten: 3 Days of Visual Kei Madness

    Visual Japan Summit 2016 powered by Rakuten: 3 Days of Visual Kei Madness

    Between the dates of Friday, October 14th and Sunday, October 16th, Makuhari Messe Halls 9-11 housed the first Visual Japan Summit 2016. Over the course of three days, Makuhari sa ...

    Read More »
    Ensoku: This is an interview.

    Ensoku: This is an interview.

    If you've ever heard of Ensoku, your first thought is probably, "This is a pen." This band's crazy stage antics and hilarious concepts have won them a place in visual kei fans' he ...

    Read More »
    Interview: DISREIGN

    Interview: DISREIGN

    DISREIGN is one of the far and few overseas visual kei bands. Fronted by YOHIO (ex. Seremedy) and label mates with Kerbera (who we interviewed earlier this year), they have held a ...

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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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    Interview: THE BLACK SWAN’s Black “PERSONA”

    Interview: THE BLACK SWAN’s Black “PERSONA”

    THE BLACK SWAN has continued to rise in the ranks of the visual kei industry. After the release of their first full album "OUSIA," they pulled off a successful one-man show in TSU ...

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    Interview: A First Look at ƵMØRA

    Interview: A First Look at ƵMØRA

    It's safe to say that not many of our readers have heard of a new band called ƵMØRA. While they haven't even played a live show yet, they've released two digital singles and have ...

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    A9’s 12th Anniversary Live: A Blast from the Past

    A9’s 12th Anniversary Live: A Blast from the Past

    A9 12th Anniversary Live 2004-2005 ONLY 「NO NAME-名前は未だ無い-」 8/28/2016 In 2004, a band named Alice Nine formed. Through a few albums, many more singles, and countless shows both in ...

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    DIAURA “Kontontaru Sekai, Terasu Gekkou.” @ Shinjuku ReNY

    DIAURA “Kontontaru Sekai, Terasu Gekkou.” @ Shinjuku ReNY

    On July 31, DIAURA held their one-man show 「混沌たる世界、照らす月光。」 (Kontontaru Sekai, Terasu Gekkou) at Shinjuku ReNY in the heart of Tokyo. The show was held in celebration of their rele ...

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    DIR EN GREY [mode of VULGAR] 7/2/2016

    DIR EN GREY [mode of VULGAR] 7/2/2016

    In 2014, DIR EN GREY threw fans for a loop when they announced they’d be performing a tour based on their major debut album, GAUZE, in a tour titled, TOUR14 PSYCHONNECT -mode of “ ...

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    GACKT LAST VISUALIVE -LAST MOON- supported by Nestlé

    GACKT LAST VISUALIVE -LAST MOON- supported by Nestlé

    July 3rd, 2016 was a sweltering hot day in Japan. That’s why when 15:00 came around to the thousands fans outside of Saitama Super Arena, they were more than eager to start enteri ...

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    Interview: The Renaissance of Psycho le Cému

    Interview: The Renaissance of Psycho le Cému

    Psycho le Cému has been a huge name in the visual kei industry worldwide ever since visual kei's overseas boom in the early 2000's. Hearts were broken when they went on activity p ...

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    Interview: Dynamite Tommy and DaDa at Anime Expo 2016

    Interview: Dynamite Tommy and DaDa at Anime Expo 2016

    We were both surprised and excited to hear that the "godfather of visual kei" Dynamite Tommy and VELVET EDEN's DaDa were attending this year's Anime Expo together. For what, you m ...

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    Flashback Friday: COLOR

    Flashback Friday: COLOR

    Recently, we at S-T have written about Dynamite Tommy and DADA’s trip to Anime Expo. DADA had been known until recently as the vocalist of Velvet Eden, but Dynamite Tommy’s origin ...

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    Flashback Friday: Missalina Rei

    Flashback Friday: Missalina Rei

    Ahh Flashback Friday, the most nostalgic day of the week! And if you ask me, nothing is more nostalgic than full-on 90s Visual Kei! Looking through old pictures of indies bands of ...

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    A9 “TRUTH IN LIGHT AND DARKNESS” Final @ TSUTAYA O-EAST

    A9 “TRUTH IN LIGHT AND DARKNESS” Final @ TSUTAYA O-EAST

    In April, A9 released their 2nd EP “LIGHT AND DARKNESS,” featuring new music that showcases their brand new sound. To celebrate, they held a nationwide tour with 16 stops titled “ ...

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    Interview: Kerbera in Japan

    Interview: Kerbera in Japan

    Today, we have an interview for you that may have some of our regular readers tilting your heads, but we think it's worth it. Kerbera is a rock band from Sweden with a few visual ...

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