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  • [Live Report] sleepyhead “DRIPPING” Tour Final 07.29.2018

    [Live Report] sleepyhead “DRIPPING” Tour Final 07.29.2018

    sleepyhead "DRIPPING" Tour Final 07.29.2018 It hasn't been long since we reported on sleepyhead's first show back in March, but it is our first time reporting on a show in sleepyh ...

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    [Live Report] vistlip 11th Anniversary Live “Seventh Eleven” 7.7.2018

    [Live Report] vistlip 11th Anniversary Live “Seventh Eleven” 7.7.2018

    July 7 is a date to note in your Japanese calendars; it's the holiday called Tanabata. It's based on a traditional story (which we won't go into detail here), but in essence, it's ...

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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 ...

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    [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, ...

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    [Live Report] Ken Entwines Naughty stars “PARTY ZOO 2017″ Day 2

    [Live Report] Ken Entwines Naughty stars “PARTY ZOO 2017″ Day 2

    On November 23, 2017, Ken (L’Arc-en-Ciel) hosted Day 2 his second annual “PARTY ZOO.” On Day 1, various artists played as a series of exciting session bands. On Day 2, bands in co ...

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    DEVILOOF “Revival and Destruction” 12/16/2017

    DEVILOOF “Revival and Destruction” 12/16/2017

    Deviloof 12.16.2017 "Revival and Destruction" Deviloof, an Osaka-based metal band that has been active since late 2015, recently put out their first album "Devil's Proof" after a ...

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    DIAURA Dictatorial Garden Toyosu -unbreakable decision- 9.3.2017

    DIAURA Dictatorial Garden Toyosu -unbreakable decision- 9.3.2017

    Since we last reported on DIAURA in 2016, the band has only gained speed. The band's loyal followers, Gumin (愚民), gathered at Toyosu PIT on September 3rd, also known as "Gumin no ...

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    SuG’s Last Live “HEAVY POSITIVE ROCK” at Nippon Budokan

    SuG’s Last Live “HEAVY POSITIVE ROCK” at Nippon Budokan

    When SuG announced their first ever Nippon Budokan concert to celebrate their 10th anniversary, there weren't many fans who expected it would also be their last show ever – perhap ...

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    sukekiyo “Rakka suru getsumen” 6.13.2017

    sukekiyo “Rakka suru getsumen” 6.13.2017

    sukekiyo 6.13.2017 Tokyo International Forum Hall C “Rakka suru getsumen" Since their beginnings in 2013, sukekiyo has been drawing interest from fans worldwide. Headed by DIR EN ...

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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 be ...

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    L’Arc-en-Ciel 25th L’Anniversary at Tokyo Dome

    L’Arc-en-Ciel 25th L’Anniversary at Tokyo Dome

    L'Arc-en-Ciel 25th L'Anniversary LIVE 4.8.2017 L'Arc-en-Ciel has become a household name in Japan since the late 1990's. They've also captured more than a few hearts overseas. The ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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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