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    • [Report] Kyo’s Personal Exhibit “shikyuu de miru nou haisetsu”

      [Report] Kyo’s Personal Exhibit “shikyuu de miru nou haisetsu”

      This May, fans of Kyo (DIR EN GREY, sukekiyo) had a rare peek into Kyo's mind and collective works. Between his work as a vocalist in DIR EN GREY and sukekiyo; his fashion brands M ...

    • [Interview] sleepyhead on “DRIPPING”

      [Interview] sleepyhead on “DRIPPING”

      (Wow, another interview?) S-T.net has been busy trying to give you what you ask for - and a lot of you want some up-close-and-personal interviews. This one is with sleepyhead, the ...

    • [Interview] A Introduction to SARIGIA

      [Interview] A Introduction to SARIGIA

      A while ago, you readers suggested that we introduce the new and upcoming band SARIGIA. Not only have we done that - we also managed to land an interview with them! In this intervi ...

    • [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 ...

    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 ...

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    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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    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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