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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: A Beginner’s Guide to Sibile Bashir

    Interview: A Beginner’s Guide to Sibile Bashir

    Sibile Bashir has been entertaining -- and confusing -- crowds since its beginnings in 2012. Based in Tokyo, this four-member unit has come to be known for its extremely unconvent ...

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    Interview: AvelCain on “MOON,” “Yomigaeri,” and More

    Interview: AvelCain on “MOON,” “Yomigaeri,” and More

    AvelCain is a visual kei band that has been becoming increasingly popular with overseas vkei fans recently. Their 90's-style looks and Japanese horror-inspired videos are certainl ...

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    LOST ASH “Burnt to ASHes” Final Show 12/22 @ Hatsudai the DOORS

    LOST ASH “Burnt to ASHes” Final Show 12/22 @ Hatsudai the DOORS

      December 22nd was not a warm day by any means in Tokyo. But since LOST ASH’s last show ever took place at Hatsudai the DOORS (where there aren’t any coin lockers for fans t ...

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    Interview: IX-NINE- on “NIRDVANDVA”

    Interview: IX-NINE- on “NIRDVANDVA”

      IX-NINE- has been garnering attention from fans around the world with their unique concept and sound. With a mini-album and several EP releases under their belts in less th ...

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    ZIZ @ Shinjuku LOFT 12/21/2015

    ZIZ @ Shinjuku LOFT 12/21/2015

    You may or may not have heard of ZIZ. They formed in 2012 after ex-Malice Mizer's Közi decided he wanted to continue on with a band and not just his solo project. The same year, t ...

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    DIR EN GREY @ Gramercy Theatre, New York

    DIR EN GREY @ Gramercy Theatre, New York

    The final stop on U.S. soil, and the second to last stop in the "Never Free From The Awakening" Tour, this show was sold out more than a month before. DIR EN GREY's show in New Yo ...

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    Debut Live: IX -NINE-‘s Nie no Daijou

    Debut Live: IX -NINE-‘s Nie no Daijou

      Mask-clad IX -NINE- first appeared in the visual scene back in March, and have stood out from the crowd not only in their style, but in their efforts to reach potential fan ...

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    Interview: SuG Talks Europe

    Interview: SuG Talks Europe

      SuG will be hitting Europe in just 3 days in their first Europe tour ever. Though SuG is among the list of bands that has unfortunately canceled their Paris show in lieu of ...

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    S-T.net Needs Your Help!

    S-T.net Needs Your Help!

    Want to help make S-T.net a better site for visual kei fans everywhere? You can help us out. We've put together a short, 8-question survey asking for your feedback on the site. Wh ...

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    KAMIJO 20th Anniversary Best JAPAN FINAL @ Tokyo Kinema Club

    KAMIJO 20th Anniversary Best JAPAN FINAL @ Tokyo Kinema Club

    KAMIJO’s 20th anniversary has taken him around the world from Europe, to North America, to South America. As 2015 winds down, KAMIJO is ending his year-long celebration in his hom ...

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    Black Gene For the Next Scene: Umarenaoshi Tour Final “Shinsei -born again-“

    Black Gene For the Next Scene: Umarenaoshi Tour Final “Shinsei -born again-“

    The 15-stop tour "Umarenaoshi" took Black Gene For the Next Scene around Japan beginning April 29th, largely to commemorate the release of "Uragaeri." Weeks later, the tour made i ...

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    HERO “Retry” Semi-final @ TSUTAYA O-EAST

    HERO “Retry” Semi-final @ TSUTAYA O-EAST

    HERO has been through some big changes this year, starting with their unprecedented move from the major to the indies visual kei scene. Their aptly named tour 「リトライ」 (Retry) has b ...

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    LUNATIC FEST.: A Weekend of Visual Kei History

    LUNATIC FEST.: A Weekend of Visual Kei History

    From the first announcement of LUNATIC FEST., visual kei fans across the globe knew that big things were coming. As the big date loomed closer we took in lineup announcements and ...

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    heidi. 9th Anniversary Live Report

    heidi. 9th Anniversary Live Report

      Excitement was in the air as Club Asia began to fill up for heidi.’s celebration of their 9th anniversary. As the clock neared their scheduled start time, the cozy venue co ...

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    Juno Reactor Spring Japan Tour 2015

    Juno Reactor Spring Japan Tour 2015

    Juno Reactor is renowned among the rave scene and perhaps best known worldwide for their work on The Matrix soundtracks. What they are probably best known for in Japan, however, i ...

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    LOST ASH “MY STORY” 05/31 @ Hatsudai the DOORS

    LOST ASH “MY STORY” 05/31 @ Hatsudai the DOORS

    It’s been less than a year since we caught up with LOST ASH at their SUMMER PARTY event last August. Since then, they’ve been playing shows all over the nation and been working ha ...

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    Interview: IX -NINE-

    Interview: IX -NINE-

    (日本語版はこちらです。) We just introduced IX -NINE-, a new band in the scene, about a month ago. They released their first mini-album "VIDYA" on March 12th, and since then they have been q ...

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    Interview: Hizumi at Naka-Kon 2015

    Interview: Hizumi at Naka-Kon 2015

    This year's Naka-Kon in Kansas attracted fans of Japanese anime, music, and culture from both in and out of country. Also in attendance was Hizumi. He's best known as the former v ...

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    THE LUNATIC -A Liberated Will- FINAL

    THE LUNATIC -A Liberated Will- FINAL

    On March 14th 2015, Luna Sea performed the grand finale of their 36-stop national tour, “THE LUNATIC -A Liberated Will-” to a sold-out audience of 12,000 at Osaka-jo Hall. Fans cr ...

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    LUNA SEA – THE LUNATIC –A Liberated Will-

    LUNA SEA – THE LUNATIC –A Liberated Will-

    There’s a reason this band has transcended time as a legend of the industry. Looking back, LUNA SEA formally began their 25th anniversary celebration with a phenomenal sold-out sh ...

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