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    • X Japan: Costume Contest in NYC!

      X Japan: Costume Contest in NYC!

      In our continuing coverage of X Japan documentary "We Are X," we have more news for those of you coming to the big apple to see the NYC premiere! There will be two more Q&As with Y ...

    • Ensoku: This is an interview.

      Ensoku: This is an interview.

      If you've ever heard of Ensoku, your first thought is probably, "This is a pen." This band's crazy stage antics and hilarious concepts have won them a place in visual kei fans' hea ...

    • Review: “We Are X” the Dark and Dynamic Documentary All About X Japan

      Review: “We Are X” the Dark and Dynamic Documentary All About X Japan

      “We Are X” opens with a bang, as we see an energized Yoshiki pounding out a last hoorah on his infamous crystal drum set for screaming fans at Madison Square Garden. He exits the s ...

    • Interview: THE BLACK SWAN’s Black “PERSONA”

      Interview: THE BLACK SWAN’s Black “PERSONA”

      THE BLACK SWAN has continued to rise in the ranks of the visual kei industry. After the release of their first full album "OUSIA," they pulled off a successful one-man show in TSUT ...

    • FLASHBACK FRIDAY: MARRY+AN+BLOOD

      FLASHBACK FRIDAY: MARRY+AN+BLOOD

      Visual Kei is a genre of aesthetics, one where how the band looks can be just as important as how they sound. Oftentimes groups will coordinate their costumes according to some the ...

    • Flashback Friday: COLOR

      Flashback Friday: COLOR

      Recently, we at S-T have written about Dynamite Tommy and DADA’s trip to Anime Expo. DADA had been known until recently as the vocalist of Velvet Eden, but Dynamite Tommy’s origina ...

    X Japan: Costume Contest in NYC!

    X Japan: Costume Contest in NYC!

    In our continuing coverage of X Japan documentary "We Are X," we have more news for those of you coming to the big apple to see the NYC premiere! There will be two more Q&As with ...

    Read More »
    Ensoku: This is an interview.

    Ensoku: This is an interview.

    If you've ever heard of Ensoku, your first thought is probably, "This is a pen." This band's crazy stage antics and hilarious concepts have won them a place in visual kei fans' he ...

    Read More »
    Review: “We Are X” the Dark and Dynamic Documentary All About X Japan

    Review: “We Are X” the Dark and Dynamic Documentary All About X Japan

    “We Are X” opens with a bang, as we see an energized Yoshiki pounding out a last hoorah on his infamous crystal drum set for screaming fans at Madison Square Garden. He exits the ...

    Read More »
    Interview: THE BLACK SWAN’s Black “PERSONA”

    Interview: THE BLACK SWAN’s Black “PERSONA”

    THE BLACK SWAN has continued to rise in the ranks of the visual kei industry. After the release of their first full album "OUSIA," they pulled off a successful one-man show in TSU ...

    Read More »
    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: MARRY+AN+BLOOD

    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: MARRY+AN+BLOOD

    Visual Kei is a genre of aesthetics, one where how the band looks can be just as important as how they sound. Oftentimes groups will coordinate their costumes according to some th ...

    Read More »
    Flashback Friday: COLOR

    Flashback Friday: COLOR

    Recently, we at S-T have written about Dynamite Tommy and DADA’s trip to Anime Expo. DADA had been known until recently as the vocalist of Velvet Eden, but Dynamite Tommy’s origin ...

    Read More »
    Weekly Discussion Question Round Thirty-Nine

    Weekly Discussion Question Round Thirty-Nine

    It's time for another Weekly Discussion Question! This week's question is extremely, well, visual. YouTube has been a great tool for visual kei bands. It allows them to share musi ...

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    Weekly Discussion Question Round Thirty Eight

    Weekly Discussion Question Round Thirty Eight

    It's been a while since our last weekly discussion question, but we want to get this brain wheel turning and the discussion rolling again! Japan is said to be one of the only coun ...

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    Flashback Friday: Missalina Rei

    Flashback Friday: Missalina Rei

    Ahh Flashback Friday, the most nostalgic day of the week! And if you ask me, nothing is more nostalgic than full-on 90s Visual Kei! Looking through old pictures of indies bands of ...

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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: KILHI+ICE

    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: KILHI+ICE

    As we all know, Visual Kei tends to be a male-dominated genre. Though people on youtube comments might constantly question whether so-and-so is really a man, the answer tends to b ...

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    Interview: BABY I LOVE YOU

    Interview: BABY I LOVE YOU

    Here's an opportunity that S-T.net doesn't get very often: an interview with a band that hasn't even officially started activities. We had one such opportunity with BABY I LOVE YO ...

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    Interview: JILUKA on “Faizh”

    Interview: JILUKA on “Faizh”

    JILUKA has been making waves in the indies visual kei scene since 2013 with their distinctly heavy sound and equally heavy use of English lyrics. They just celebrated the release ...

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    Interview: VIVALET’s Suicide Ceremony

    Interview: VIVALET’s Suicide Ceremony

    VIVALET has been around in the visual kei scene since 2013. They've released 4 singles, 1 mini-album, and even a couple of live DVDs. With so many releases under their belt, it's ...

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    Flashback Friday: Seventh Sense

    Flashback Friday: Seventh Sense

    Flashback Friday’s back again! Our band this time around may not be super familiar to some of you, but the events surrounding the group and the members involved should definitely ...

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    Review: DECAYS “Veludo no Tori”

    Review: DECAYS “Veludo no Tori”

      It's not necessary to be familiar with Die's (DIR EN GREY) work to understand that 「ビロードの鳥」(Veludo no Tori) is a compositional piece of art. "Veludo no Tori" accomplishes b ...

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    Review: DECAYS “Red or Maryam”

    Review: DECAYS “Red or Maryam”

      In a world of digital and streaming music, Japan remains one of the only countries that heavily relies on CD sales. That’s why we were a little surprised when DECAYS—the so ...

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    Review: DECAYS “Secret mode”

    Review: DECAYS “Secret mode”

    When we heard Die (DIR EN GREY) was starting his own solo unit with Kei Kashiyama of MOON CHILD--known as DECAYS--we expected something more akin to the growling, screaming vocals ...

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    Shinsaibashi FANJ

    Shinsaibashi FANJ

    Address | 〒542-0083 大阪市中央区東心斎橋1-7-3 島之内シティーハイツ1F English |  Shimanouchi City Heights 1F, 1-7-3 Higashi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-fu 542-0083 Contact  |  06-6120-6800 or info@s- ...

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    Fukushima LIVE SQUARE 2nd LINE

    Fukushima LIVE SQUARE 2nd LINE

    Address | 〒553-0003 大阪市福島区福島7-11-37 English |  7-11-37 Fukushima, Fukushima-ku, Osaka-fu 553-003 Contact  | 06-6453-1985 Website | http://www.arm-live.com/2nd/   Directions G ...

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    Shinsaibashi paradigm

    Shinsaibashi paradigm

    Address | 大阪市中央区東心斎橋2-1-5ゴールデン第一プラザビル6階 English | Golden 1st Plaza Bldg. 6F, 2-1-5 Higashi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka Contact | info@shinsaibashi-paradigm.com OR 06-6226-8869 We ...

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