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    • 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 ...

    • Visual Japan Summit Day 3 Pt. 2

      Visual Japan Summit Day 3 Pt. 2

      DIAURA An eerie SE gave way to the entrance of the well-known live house band DIAURA, who drew the largest crowd yet to the Visual stage. The vicious set began with Taidou and its ...

    • Visual Japan Summit Day 3 Pt. 1

      Visual Japan Summit Day 3 Pt. 1

      Zonbi Zonbi (or Zombie) is still a relatively new band that's made a bigger name for itself recently -- big enough to kick off the final day of Visual Japan Summit. After George an ...

    • Visual Japan Summit Day 2 Pt. 2

      Visual Japan Summit Day 2 Pt. 2

      heidi. The members of heidi. took the Visual Stage in a burst of energy, bassist KOHSUKE practically running on stage. They got off to a jumping start with Utakata. Strobe lights f ...

    • Visual Japan Summit Day 2 Pt. 1

      Visual Japan Summit Day 2 Pt. 1

      VALS Emcees Tatsuro (MUCC) and George (LADIES ROOM) appeared on the Visual Stage to introduce the first band of Day 2, VALS. VALS is best known as the visual kei/dance hybrid proje ...

    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    Visual Japan Summit Day 3 Pt. 2

    Visual Japan Summit Day 3 Pt. 2

    DIAURA An eerie SE gave way to the entrance of the well-known live house band DIAURA, who drew the largest crowd yet to the Visual stage. The vicious set began with Taidou and its ...

    Read More »
    Visual Japan Summit Day 3 Pt. 1

    Visual Japan Summit Day 3 Pt. 1

    Zonbi Zonbi (or Zombie) is still a relatively new band that's made a bigger name for itself recently -- big enough to kick off the final day of Visual Japan Summit. After George a ...

    Read More »
    Visual Japan Summit Day 2 Pt. 2

    Visual Japan Summit Day 2 Pt. 2

    heidi. The members of heidi. took the Visual Stage in a burst of energy, bassist KOHSUKE practically running on stage. They got off to a jumping start with Utakata. Strobe lights ...

    Read More »
    Visual Japan Summit Day 2 Pt. 1

    Visual Japan Summit Day 2 Pt. 1

    VALS Emcees Tatsuro (MUCC) and George (LADIES ROOM) appeared on the Visual Stage to introduce the first band of Day 2, VALS. VALS is best known as the visual kei/dance hybrid proj ...

    Read More »
    Visual Japan Summit Day 1 Pt. 2

    Visual Japan Summit Day 1 Pt. 2

    NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST Could there have been a better way to satisfy the crowd's bloodlust than by lead singer Hiro being shirtless and covered in blood? Fans and those new to the ba ...

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    Visual Japan Summit Day 1 Pt. 1

    Visual Japan Summit Day 1 Pt. 1

    X-SUGINAMI Welcoming lovers of visual kei and X Japan was X...SUGINAMI! The "fake" X Japan (who jokingly asked fans to look carefully to tell the difference), X-SUGINAMI brought t ...

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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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    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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    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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    [TRANSLATION] Starwave Records 6th Anniversary Label Event

    [TRANSLATION] Starwave Records 6th Anniversary Label Event

    Editor's note: This live report was translated and published with permission from Vkei-Guide. You can read the original event report in Japanese here. Starwave Records 6 Anniversa ...

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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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    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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    Rendezvous before Metamorphosis: Femme Fatale’s Last Live @ Shibuya WWW

    Rendezvous before Metamorphosis: Femme Fatale’s Last Live @ Shibuya WWW

    Fans of Kaya were shocked in 2014 when, after 8 years of solo activity, the iconic vocalist of Schwarz Stein fame formed a new band: Femme Fatale. This group, made up of VK vetera ...

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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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    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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