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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 ...

    Holiday Trivia #3

    Holiday Trivia #3

    Day three of our holiday trivia contest! Many of you were able to correctly answer the first two questions, so today we're upping the ante a bit. Please remember that the question ...

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    Holiday Trivia #2

    Holiday Trivia #2

    We have to say, we are extremely excited about the contest, especially after so many of our readers participated in the kick off question! There were a few e-mails that bounced ba ...

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    Holiday Trivia Question #01

    Holiday Trivia Question #01

    The holiday raffle trivia challenge is off to a start! Don't forget that you have from midnight EST until 23:59 EST to submit your answer. If you answer correctly, you will be e-m ...

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    Ask Ernie: What’s the difference between first press and regular press?

    Ask Ernie: What’s the difference between first press and regular press?

    Time for another Ask Ernie! This time around our question has to do with releases, and not a specific band or band member. Q. What is the difference between first and regular pres ...

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    Ask Ernie: Where can I get autographed merchandise?

    Ask Ernie: Where can I get autographed merchandise?

    Do you know what time it is? ASK ERNIE TIME! My favorite time of the day. Today's question is: Q: I would like to purchase some D autographed Cd's or the like. Any chances of know ...

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    Darkest Labyrinth Audition 2008

    Darkest Labyrinth Audition 2008

    I saw this in a myspace bulletin and thought this might interest some of our readers. [Darkest Labyrinth Audition 2008] Darkest Labyrinth - which has released CDs by BLOOD (Japan) ...

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    Shibuya REX

    Shibuya REX

    Address|東京都渋谷区道玄坂1-18-3 フジビル37 B1 English|Fuji Building 37 Basement Floor 1  1-18-3 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan Contact|03-5728-4911 or s-rex@ruido.org Website|http://www.rui ...

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    Ask Ernie: New CD Format at CDJapan?

    Ask Ernie: New CD Format at CDJapan?

    Today's question has me getting technical! Q: What is this new CD format that CDJapan talks about? ...

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    Blam Honey auditions

    Blam Honey auditions

    Ryonai is looking for remix artists to work on a memorial album. He listed requirements in Japanese and English. Looks pretty cool actually. Songs to be included on the cd are: ●T ...

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    Ask Ernie: Is Gilltia a new band?

    Ask Ernie: Is Gilltia a new band?

    I got a question in my mailbox today about the band Gilltia. So let's find out a bit more about them! The question I'll be answering this time around is the following: Q: Is gillt ...

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    Ask Ernie: Where did the Smuggler boys go?

    Ask Ernie: Where did the Smuggler boys go?

    It's been a while again since I got a chance to answer any questions and once again, I promise I'll get to all the ones that are in the queue! Some take a little more thinking and ...

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    Flashback Friday: baroque

    Flashback Friday: baroque

    This band isn't as old as the two that I did last week and the week before, but someone requested them, and they are a band that really made me remember some good times in my life ...

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    Ask Ernie: What’s the URL for Sora’s blog?

    Ask Ernie: What’s the URL for Sora’s blog?

    Yay! It's time for an Ask Ernie!! There's a few questions waiting in the queue and I promise that I will get to them as soon as I possibly can! Some of them require a little more ...

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    Flashback Friday: Dué le Quartz

    Flashback Friday: Dué le Quartz

    Last Friday I did BAISER, and this week Dué le Quartz since they're in such high demand. Most people have heard the name because of Miyavi, however this band's members are all pre ...

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    Flashback Friday: BAISER

    Flashback Friday: BAISER

    Today we're going to start something new (or old, depending on how you look at it). You know how usually we introduce new bands? We're not going to stop that, but what we are goin ...

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    Ask Ernie: Who does the blog belong to?

    Ask Ernie: Who does the blog belong to?

    I want to apologize to everyone for being so delayed in the questions they've sent in! There are a couple in the queue, so I'll do my very best to answer them as soon as I can! If ...

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    Celebrate Six Months with Us!

    Celebrate Six Months with Us!

    May 6th will mark six months of activity here on Shattered-Tranquility! We're nearing 1000 posts, have nearly 2000 comments and are getting new visitors every day! It's a really e ...

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    Ask Ernie: Where is Rutiru from?

    Ask Ernie: Where is Rutiru from?

    It's time for another Ask Ernie! Let's see if the answer to today's question takes us international... Q: What country the band Rutiru is out of? ...

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    Ask Ernie: Is D still with Smile Company?

    Ask Ernie: Is D still with Smile Company?

    Ernie is always delighted to receive and answer questions! So make sure you keep sending them in! Your name will likely not be mentioned (especially if you don't want it to be) so ...

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    Ask Ernie: Does ZealLink ship internationally?

    Ask Ernie: Does ZealLink ship internationally?

    Online shopping is a great way to go to get vk goods! Q: Does ZealLink, a store that specializes in selling music by Japanese visual band that is located in Shinbuya, Tokyo, ship ...

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