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  • LUNATIC FEST. Day 2: BUCK-TICK

    LUNATIC FEST. Day 2: BUCK-TICK

    See the rest of our coverage of LUNATIC FEST. here! BUCK-TICK is another band on our LUNATIC FEST. coverage roster that you might be scratching your head at. Are they even visual ...

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    LUNATIC FEST. Day 2: D’ERLANGER

    LUNATIC FEST. Day 2: D’ERLANGER

    See the rest of our LUNATIC FEST. coverage here! D'ERLANGER is by no means squarely in the field of visual kei, but there are some who will argue until they're blue in the face th ...

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    LUNATIC FEST. Day 2: GLAY

    LUNATIC FEST. Day 2: GLAY

    See the rest of our LUNATIC FEST. coverage here! GLAY is probably another band that some of you readers might be wary of seeing on S-T. Why are they at LUNATIC FEST.? What connect ...

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    LUNATIC FEST. Day 2: MUCC

    LUNATIC FEST. Day 2: MUCC

    See the rest of our LUNATIC FEST. coverage here! Visual kei fans are surely familiar with MUCC. Their roots stretch as far back as 1997 when they released their first demo tape “N ...

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    LUNATIC FEST. Day 2: LUNACY

    LUNATIC FEST. Day 2: LUNACY

    See the rest of our LUNATIC FEST. coverage here! We’ve barraged you with the history of both LUNACY and LUNA SEA already in our Day 1 reports, so we’ll get straight into it. After ...

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    LUNATIC FEST. Day 1: LUNA SEA

    LUNATIC FEST. Day 1: LUNA SEA

    See the rest of our LUNATIC FEST. coverage here! The story goes that hide discovered LUNA SEA, and their signing to Yoshiki's Extasy Records gave them the momentum to become the l ...

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    LUNATIC FEST. Day 1: X JAPAN

    LUNATIC FEST. Day 1: X JAPAN

    See the rest of our LUNATIC FEST. coverage here! Before the LUNATIC FEST. timetable was released, the question on everyone's minds was "Who will headline on Day 1?" The answer sho ...

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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. Day 1: DEAD END

    LUNATIC FEST. Day 1: DEAD END

    See the rest of our LUNATIC FEST. coverage here! X JAPAN is oft -- and not incorrectly -- credited for being the founding fathers of visual kei. But even the greats drew their ins ...

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    LUNATIC FEST. Day 1: DIR EN GREY

    LUNATIC FEST. Day 1: DIR EN GREY

    See the rest of our LUNATIC FEST. coverage here! We probably don't need to tell you about the beginnings of DIR EN GREY, easily one of the world's most successful and internationa ...

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    LUNATIC FEST. Day 1: SIAM SHADE

    LUNATIC FEST. Day 1: SIAM SHADE

    See the rest of our LUNATIC FEST. coverage here! SIAM SHADE is not, at first glance, a band many current visual kei fans would associate with the scene. Formed in 1989 by high sch ...

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    LUNATIC FEST. Day 1: LUNACY

    LUNATIC FEST. Day 1: LUNACY

      See the rest of our LUNATIC FEST. coverage here! All legends start somewhere. In 1989, Kanagawa high schoolers Jun Onose (J) and Kiyonobu Inoue (INORAN) found themselves in ...

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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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    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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    LUNA SEA’s Black Christmas

    LUNA SEA’s Black Christmas

    It hasn’t been long since we showed you LUNA SEA. We were fortunate enough to witness the beginning of the band’s tour “THE LUNATIC,” a countrywide tour meant to be a culmination ...

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    X JAPAN Rocks Madison Square Garden

    X JAPAN Rocks Madison Square Garden

    X Japan, a musical phenom like no other. Born from the embers of the Western hair metal movement, characterized by extravagant aesthetics and dynamic compositions, X Japan themsel ...

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