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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 ...

    Weekly Discussion Question Round Twenty One

    Weekly Discussion Question Round Twenty One

    Rise and shine, my beautiful readers! It's Ernie, back today to ask you a new weekly discussion question--round twenty one. Talk about a long-standing tradition! Everyone has thei ...

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    Weekly Discussion Question Round Twenty

    Weekly Discussion Question Round Twenty

    Boy, there sure has been a lot happening this week! Injuries left and right, the unfortunate loss of Moi dix Mois' guitarist from the visual kei community, and BORN and Lycaon's E ...

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    Ask Ernie: Where’d Everyone from Aicle. Go?

    Ask Ernie: Where’d Everyone from Aicle. Go?

    Hiya, folks! I'm back for another rousing round of Ask Ernie! I'm still digging deep in the den to uncover these questions that you readers have been rarin' to ask me. This week's ...

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    Ask Ernie: Yuugi of SMILE

    Ask Ernie: Yuugi of SMILE

    Hiya, readers! Boy, Ern's been runnin' around here and there so much that I almost forgot - you guys actually want to know stuff! Now that I've got some time on my paws, I'll go w ...

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    Weekly Discussion Question Round Nineteen

    Weekly Discussion Question Round Nineteen

    Goooood morning, my lovely human companions! This is Ernie here for our favorite weekly installment of "Ernie asks a question and gets lots of interesting answers" round nineteen! ...

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    Weekly Discussion Question Round Eighteen

    Weekly Discussion Question Round Eighteen

    Hey ladies and gents! It's your favorite talking hamster bringing you this week's more lighthearted discussion question! It's not often when bands go abroad, but when they do it's ...

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    Flashback Friday: Cuartet

    Flashback Friday: Cuartet

    This week, we bring you a more recent Flashback Friday contender - Cuartet. Cuartet, formerly known as コロシ (Koroshi), first began official live activities at what was to become th ...

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    Weekly Discussion Question Round Seventeen

    Weekly Discussion Question Round Seventeen

    Hi, Hi~ It's Ernie here with this week's new weekly discussion question! And boy, it's a bit of a sad one. This week has been a hard one for fans to swallow, after the announcemen ...

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    Weekly Discussion Question Round Sixteen

    Weekly Discussion Question Round Sixteen

    Hellooooo my dear readers! Ernie's been especially introspective this last week, thinking about relationships and what makes them last or fall apart. Of course, this bit of fuzzy ...

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    Flashback Friday: Noir fleurir

    Flashback Friday: Noir fleurir

    For this week's Flashback Friday, we bring you Noir fleurir (formerly known as DEFLOWER). ...

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    Ask Ernie: La;cen-zhow

    Ask Ernie: La;cen-zhow

    Hello, hello! I'm on a writing streak, and I'm back again today to answer a question from Konkami that I've had tumbling around for a while! Sorry it's taken so long to get to you ...

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    Flashback Friday: Mar’derayla

    Flashback Friday: Mar’derayla

    First off, our apologies for not releasing these on a consistent or timely basis. That's going to change from now on! Our third Flashback Friday band was nominated by a reader -- ...

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    Weekly Discussion Question Round Fifteen

    Weekly Discussion Question Round Fifteen

    Hey, guys! It's me, Ernie! Now, remember last week when I brought up disbandments and hiatuses?  I know you all were upset when ERNINATORS disbanded (lots of carrot cake to you al ...

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    Weekly Discussion Question Round Fourteen

    Weekly Discussion Question Round Fourteen

    Good afternoon, my beautiful and most favorite of favorites! You probably don't realize how much Shattered-Tranquility loves you, especially when it comes time to bringing you sup ...

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    Flashback Friday: Vall’na racill

    Flashback Friday: Vall’na racill

    Returning from an unannounced hiatus, Flashback Friday is back in action! This week's lucky band is: Vall'na racill. Vall'na racill was active from 2001-2004, right after the peak ...

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    Flashback Friday: Gill’e cadith

    Flashback Friday: Gill’e cadith

      Before we get right down into things, I want to explain where this is coming from! We've been doing maintenance here at S-T (it seems like there's always something or anoth ...

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    Ask Ernie: ex-kelli Members

    Ask Ernie: ex-kelli Members

    It's Ernie here again to answer a question from one of you! I know I haven't been very good at answering your inquiries lately, but so many of them have just lead to dead-ends! (A ...

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    UNiTE All of the Clues to Meet the Band!

    UNiTE All of the Clues to Meet the Band!

    Just in the nick of time, S-T is here to give you an exciting end-of-the-year scavenger hunt! In celebration of their 3rd anniversary, UNiTE has been announcing a series of events ...

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    Vote For the Best Dressed Ernie!

    Vote For the Best Dressed Ernie!

    * This post is a sticky! Keep on scrolling to get the latest from the visual scene! As my lovely readers all know, December 6th is Shattered-Tranquility.net's six year anniversary ...

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    Celebrate 6 Years and Give Ernie Style!

    Celebrate 6 Years and Give Ernie Style!

    Note: This post is a sticky. Scroll down to see all the latest news from the visual scene! Pssst. Have you heard? On December 6th, Shattered-Tranquility.net will be turning a whol ...

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