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    • [Interview] umbrella on “Darwin”

      [Interview] umbrella on “Darwin”

      umbrella is a band that you may be familiar with for different reasons - maybe you're into a darker side of Visual kei. Maybe you followed vocalist Yui from his previous band, Loki ...

    • [Live Report] sleepyhead “Toumei Shingetsu” 3.17.2018

      [Live Report] sleepyhead “Toumei Shingetsu” 3.17.2018

      sleepyhead, the solo project (and we mean solo) of Takeru (ex. SuG) has had fans in anticipation since its reveal in late January. Despite this being sleepyhead's very first show, ...

    • [Interview] A Chat with JILUKA

      [Interview] A Chat with JILUKA

      When we asked you all which bands you wanted S-T.net to interview in 2018, an overwhelming amount of you said JILUKA. Well, your wish has been granted. With a big solo show coming ...

    • [Interview] THE GALLO’s Appetite for “KERBEROS”

      [Interview] THE GALLO’s Appetite for “KERBEROS”

      If you've heard of THE GALLO, it's probably because you've heard something like "their fans bring plates and spoons to shows," or "their lyrics are obscene." It's not a secret that ...

    • [Interview] Meet TRNTY D:CODE

      [Interview] Meet TRNTY D:CODE

      It wasn't long ago that we introduced to you TRNTY D:CODE, a band started by ex. KILLANETH members Kai and 39. The band is drawing attention not only because of the release of thei ...

    • [Interview] The Devil’s Proof in Deviloof

      [Interview] The Devil’s Proof in Deviloof

      You may already know about Deviloof. Maybe you read our live report of their solo show in December. Maybe this is the first time you're hearing about them. No matter your fan statu ...

    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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    DALLE “TOKYO DEATH DISCO #4″ @ Shibuya VUENOS

    DALLE “TOKYO DEATH DISCO #4″ @ Shibuya VUENOS

    S-T.net has been following DALLE since they transitioned from a copy band to an official band that produces original songs. They’ve since added ryo (HOLLOWGRAM, TAG, KEEL, ex. 9GO ...

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    Interview: BABY I LOVE YOU

    Interview: BABY I LOVE YOU

    Here's an opportunity that S-T.net doesn't get very often: an interview with a band that hasn't even officially started activities. We had one such opportunity with BABY I LOVE YO ...

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    Interview: JILUKA on “Faizh”

    Interview: JILUKA on “Faizh”

    JILUKA has been making waves in the indies visual kei scene since 2013 with their distinctly heavy sound and equally heavy use of English lyrics. They just celebrated the release ...

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    Interview: VIVALET’s Suicide Ceremony

    Interview: VIVALET’s Suicide Ceremony

    VIVALET has been around in the visual kei scene since 2013. They've released 4 singles, 1 mini-album, and even a couple of live DVDs. With so many releases under their belt, it's ...

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    DECAYS Tour 16 PINK=FLORID @ Shinjuku ReNY

    DECAYS Tour 16 PINK=FLORID @ Shinjuku ReNY

    Right around this time, the cherry blossom season in Japan is coming to an end. The flowers, a traditional symbol of beauty and impermanence, bloom for just one or two weeks befor ...

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    Interview: NIA’s First Europe Tour

    Interview: NIA’s First Europe Tour

    NIA (New Improve Ansia) made the exciting announcement a few months ago that they would be touring Europe for the first time with their new name and new member. In light of this, ...

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    Kamijo 20th Anniversary Best – Grand Finale @ Zepp Diver City

    Kamijo 20th Anniversary Best – Grand Finale @ Zepp Diver City

    The year 2015 will be remembered as the year of Kamijo in the hearts of many. It began last February 15th at Takadanobaba PHASE; Kamijo bade his home country a brief farewell to b ...

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    Interview: THE BLACK SWAN Talks Terakoya, “OUSIA,” Cats, and More

    Interview: THE BLACK SWAN Talks Terakoya, “OUSIA,” Cats, and More

    THE BLACK SWAN is a band that has intrigued fans of ex. NEGA's JIN ever since he started the band in 2014. They've been in a constant whirlwind of activities ever since, including ...

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