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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 ...

    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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    INORAN B-Day Bash Live Report

    INORAN B-Day Bash Live Report

    It was a warm and beautiful afternoon on September 28, as people began to gather around Shibuya Public Hall. This lovely autumn day was not just any day, but the day before guitar ...

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    LOST ASH Sizzles at a Sweltering SUMMER PARTY (Part 2)

    LOST ASH Sizzles at a Sweltering SUMMER PARTY (Part 2)

    Part 1, featuring the pre-live activities and talk show, is over here! Article: jazz Live coverage: jazz, Yayoi Photography: Katie F. for Shattered-Tranquility.net Special Thanks: ...

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    LOST ASH Sizzles at a Sweltering SUMMER PARTY (Part 1)

    LOST ASH Sizzles at a Sweltering SUMMER PARTY (Part 1)

      Part 2, featuring the full rundown of the live itself, is this way! Article: jazz Live coverage: jazz, Yayoi Photography: Katie F. for Shattered-Tranquility.net Special Tha ...

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    Red Desire LILIA & A Look Back at Royz

    Red Desire LILIA & A Look Back at Royz

    After saying farewell to Kazuki last month and heading into the future with Royz, we'd like to take a look back to the spring at Royz's Red Desire LILIA tour, and even farther bac ...

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    heidi. 8th Anniversary Live

    heidi. 8th Anniversary Live

    It was overcast and cloudy in Takadanobaba on the day of heidi.’s Eighth Anniversary Live. This slightly foreboding weather, however, was not enough to stop the hundreds of fans t ...

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    LUNA SEA 25th Anniversary -The Unfinished MOON-

    LUNA SEA 25th Anniversary -The Unfinished MOON-

    “Today is a day of celebration for LUNA SEA, but also a new beginning.” Ryuichi summed up the momentous occasion as LUNA SEA celebrated its 25th anniversary at Yoyogi National Gym ...

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    T.M. Revolution Reveals Past and Future at Otakon Press Conference

    T.M. Revolution Reveals Past and Future at Otakon Press Conference

    Article: jazz Coverage: jazz, Jess S. Photography: Adrienne Kubiak © Shattered-Tranquility.net 2013 ----- Refreshingly, T.M. Revolution is a big name absent a big ego. During a br ...

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    [Report] T.M. Revolution Fluently Fields Fan Questions at Otakon

    [Report] T.M. Revolution Fluently Fields Fan Questions at Otakon

    Article: jazz Coverage: jazz, Jess S. Special thanks to Adrienne Kubiak © Shattered-Tranquility.net 2013 ----- When T.M. Revolution made his re-appearance at Otakon this year, fan ...

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    Live Report: Takanori’s Home Made Revolution in Baltimore

    Live Report: Takanori’s Home Made Revolution in Baltimore

    Article: jazz Live coverage: jazz, Jess S. Photography: Adrienne Kubiak for Shattered-Tranquility.net, David Weaver for Sony Music © Shattered-Tranquility.net 2013 ----- T.M. Revo ...

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    Royz: The UNLIMITED INNOCENCE RAY

    Royz: The UNLIMITED INNOCENCE RAY

    Article: Ku Photography: Evan Clark Not for republication. Every time Royz makes their way up to Aomori I’m impressed. I’m impressed by the ever-growing turnout, by the evolution ...

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    Mix Speaker’s,Inc. at Anime USA 2012

    Mix Speaker’s,Inc. at Anime USA 2012

    For those who have never seen Mix Speaker's,Inc. perform, it can be a very difficult image to paint, though perhaps it would be more accurate to say it is a difficult world to cra ...

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    Live Report: HYSTERIC CIRCUS Extra Volume 4/4

    Live Report: HYSTERIC CIRCUS Extra Volume 4/4

    Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 Today, we bring you the finale. Act 6: kiss my way (Vocals: Shiratori Yuuichi, Guitar: Ryouki, Guitar: bring me the Hayabusa, Bass: Yuu, Drums: Shimamura ...

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    Live Report: HYSTERIC CIRCUS Extra Volume 3/4

    Live Report: HYSTERIC CIRCUS Extra Volume 3/4

    Before you read, check out Part 1 and Part 2! Act 4: GALEYD (Vocals: Garo, Guitar: Meku, Bass: Toki, Drums: Nikky) From the Hysteric Circus page: “We… formed and began activity in ...

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    Live Report: HYSTERIC CIRCUS Extra Volume 2/4

    Live Report: HYSTERIC CIRCUS Extra Volume 2/4

    Did you read Part 1 yesterday? Act 2: Rubik (Vocals: Kei, Guitar: Shion, Guitar: Takebou, Bass: Kou, Drums: Yuri) Rubik introduces itself with the idea “On a foundation of the sou ...

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