Interview: METEOROID

METEOROID crashed onto the scene with a bang in late 2012, but began their true trek as a band with their first one-man and release of their first single, "DIVER," back on February 11th of last year. Since that day, this five-man monster of a band has released three more singles and put on dozens of performances, including two sold-out one-man events. However, that's not all that's in METEOROID's future: Read more

Seeking New Staff!

As you may know, Shattered-Tranquility.net is always accepting staff applications, but recently we've had a few openings in different areas and we'd like to look to our readership for newcomers! If you've ever considered applying for the team before, you'll notice that our applications have undergone a few changes. We hope these are only positive changes and encourage anyone interested to apply! Technically, there's no time limit as the Read more

Vote for the Biggest, Weirdest, and Best of 2013

Hello my lovey readers! It's time to do some voting! For the past couple of weeks we've been taking nominations for who you deserves to win 2013 in a variety of categories. I want to give a big thank you to everyone for all the nominations! We have quite the list of nominees to vote on, so take a look through and choose who you think deserves to win. Please Read more

Contest Winners & Celebrations

This year December 6th marks six years of activities for Shattered-Tranquility.net! We held a special Dress Ernie Contest to celebrate, but before we get to the winners, there's a few words from the site's Ku and Adrienne. Message from Ku First, let me thank those of you who entered the contest. I know it can be intimidating to put your art out there for all to see, but our staff -- Read more

Interview: Sophia & Season of Ghosts

  Originally hailing as a music promoter from Thessaloniki, Greece, Sophia suddenly emerged from the business side of the visual scene and into the limelight after she was accepted as Blood Stain Child's new vocalist after the departure of Sadew in 2010. Shortly after, Sophia became one of the most recognized female vocalists within the industry, known not only for her work with Blood Stain Child but for her collaborations Read more

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 brief press conference in Baltimore on the evening of August 9th, he humbly invited members of the press to ask him about his recent activities, from his collaborations with Nana Mizuki to his role as cultural ambassador for his home prefecture to his career in musical theatre. Throughout Read more

SIGNAL One-Day Revival

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SIGNAL One-Day Revival
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SIGNAL fans have had a hard year. After the band’s loss of their drummer, Raychel, in June at their One-Man “OVER THE DEAD LINE”, their announced disbandment in September after their final One-Man “CROSSING FATE” , and then the theft of their funds by SIGNAL’s bassist, Shion, no one expected the band to be on speaking terms with one another, let alone willing to work together another time.

However, fans will be delighted on April 20th as SIGNAL announced they will be having a One-Day revival! Read more

PIERROT Says “HELLO” Again

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PIERROT Says "HELLO" Again
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We told you earlier this week that PIERROT had a big announcement to make on April 12th, and boy, were we right. Read more

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BLACK LINE is BACK

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BLACK LINE is BACK
 

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Fans were disappointed last year after the announcement that after their live at Shibuya REX on December 26, 2013, BLACK LINE would be going on a temporary hiatus. With most bands, fans fear hiatuses nearly as much as disbandments, as so few ever return to activity.

Fans were particularly wary after BLACK LINE’s Vocalist, Mikaru, decided to branch out a little with his project “G.L.A.M.S” that took over Paris this past February.

However, BLACK LINE has returned. Read more

D.I.D. is Back in Business

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D.I.D. is Back in Business
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After Satoshi left D.I.D. last year the band fell into an activity slump — until last night, when they held their first live in months. As to be expected with any return to the scene the live brought good news in the form of multiple announcements, showing that D.I.D. is back in action full-force.

In short, fans have a couple of lives to look forward to, which include the band’s first sponsored live. There will also be a new single on sale on which Pay money To my Pain’s own PABLO collaborated. The fun starts this summer, so prepare yourselves for an exciting music season!
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My BACTERIA HEAT IsLAND is Back!

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My BACTERIA HEAT IsLAND is Back!
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It’s been years since I’ve heard this name!

Shattered-Tranquility.net last mentioned MY BactEriA Heat iSland in 2008. You’ll notice the difference in writing from the just-announced My BACTERIA HEAT IsLAND. It could be that the band wants to bring in a new style with its new members without losing the spirit of the group from all those years ago. Of course, Tenten will be leading the unit as its vocalist, alongside all-new faces, mostly from SKULL! It seems this band has been a hot topic lately, though there’s only a little information available about their (re-)debut.

Let’s get to it and start by meeting the members!
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DearLoving Returns in May

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DearLoving Returns in May
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With all of these activity pauses and break-ups going on lately, at least DearLoving fans have something to look forward to this May! Read more

The Second Coming of Lin

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The Second Coming of Lin
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It was really only a matter of time.

Infamous bassist and producer Kisaki announced earlier this week at his birthday event that 凛-the end of corruption world- (Lin) will be reborn from the ashes of their hiatus last year. Starting on June 1st in Tokyo, Lin will return to the stage, but…

Fans have been on their toes, wondering who would be the new members of Lin. And it seems Kisaki wasn’t willing to keep the information close to the chest for too long. UCP fans, more particularly fans of Megaromania, will be pleased with the new line-up.

So, who will be part of Lin?

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Schwarz Stein Returns; Kaya Unleashes Femme Fatale and Gothic Elements

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Schwarz Stein Returns; Kaya Unleashes Femme Fatale and Gothic Elements
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With every new beginning comes…another new beginning?

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ARVISE Arises Once More

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ARVISE Arises Once More
ARVISE has finally returned – and with a new face in the crowd.

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In March 2011, ARVISE went on an activity pause following their live at Ikebukuro CYBER the previous month. On January 25th, almost three years since their tearful goodbyes, ARVISE is back and better than ever.

At the end of November, ARVISE’s OHP opened, revealing a whole new look and a new member. The band is being joined by vocalist 翔 (Shou) for the first time. You can read more about the promising new vocalist on his official Twitter or Ameblo account. Or, you could see him and the rest of the band at one of their upcoming lives: Read more

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Kalavinka Returns…Again?

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Kalavinka Returns...Again?
Kalavinka lives up to their reputation once more, it seems!

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Kalavinka fans may have been disappointed to hear about the band’s activity pause just this past November, but you don’t have to wait much longer. Guitar-and-vocalist Oniro announced via Twitter on Christmas Day that the band would be restarting activities on March 7th, 2014. Read more

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XI Ends, LICKER is Reborn

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XI Ends, LICKER is Reborn
Fans of Kansai-based XI may have been disappointed to learn that on December 12th, XI would be ending band activities.

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The good news? No one is going anywhere! XI has become LICKER; all of the members of XI are also the same members in LICKER.

As some readers may recall, we told you about LICKER’s official disbandment back in 2011 following the departure of two of their members. As for why this revival is occurring now, their official Ameblo encourages fans to “ask them yourselves.” More than a name change, this seems to be an image change as well! Read more

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TRIGGAH Complete Set – FLASHBACK – and More

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TRIGGAH Complete Set - FLASHBACK - and More
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TRIGGAH is on a roll lately — and they haven’t even had their official activity restart yet! After losing most of their band mates last year, guitarist Tomozo and vocalist Hajime came back to announce new members and a fresh start this spring. With its first live — a “demonstration” live as an opening act — in February and its official comeback in March, TRIGGAH is way ahead of the game in that they, last night, announced yet another release for fans to look forward to.

“ENVY AND JEALOUSY,” the new single, is due out in on March 5th (or February 22nd if you attend the demonstration live), and for anyone who missed the band’s earlier release, you can now get them all in one place starting February 29th.

First, let’s recap the new single, now with cover art and previews!
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ILLUMINA Shines for One Day Only

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ILLUMINA Shines for One Day Only
Those of you that are fluent in V-Kei history will be interested in this show.

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90′s Visual Kei band ILLUMINA announced on December 20th that they will be holding a one-day revival live this April 20th, 2014. They left this simple announcement on their OHP:

12 years since their disbandment, these four members’
dear, gentle, and painful music has
returned.
On April 20th (Sunday) at Shibuya VUENOS,
they will be playing with their sworn friends defspiral and DEVELOP=FRAME
in a one-night-only event.
There are no future plans.
Don’t miss this chance.
We will notify you about the ticket reservation and play guide next year.
ILLUMINA
Nao TAR TAKA SATOM
http://illumina.jp/

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SuG’s SprinG Tour Goes International

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SuG's SprinG Tour Goes International
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Say what you will about their style (new and old), but heavy positive rockers SuG are definitely not phoning it in with their comeback. With the group’s single MISSING hitting the presses and vocalist Takeru‘s solo project Uwakimono‘s first release, I Kyou You, rapidly selling out, the band has reignited the SuG flame only months after the announcement of their revival.

Just today, the band announced a spring tour titled un-MISSING, celebrating their February 19th comeback single MISSING. The tour will start in Shibuya in March and hit 13 dates in Japan, ending with a final at Hibiya’s outdoor arena, Hibiya Yagai Dai Ongakudo, in May. But wait, I’m forgetting something…

Oh, right. In the middle of that tour, for two weeks in April, SuG is hoisting the sails and traveling to Taipei, Hong Kong, and Seoul to embark on the international leg of the un-MISSING tour!

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The Return of Gram∞Maria

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The Return of Gram∞Maria
First off, a big “thank you” to Jakub for this tip!

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After entering an activity pause in 2008, Gram∞Maria is finally back…in an interesting way.

On December 22nd, the duo celebrated their 10th anniversary by making 100 copies of their first self-titled single available for just 500yen. “Gram∞Maria” contains just two tracks: the title song and 「夢~満ちて行く月の調べ~」(Yume~michiteiku tsuki no shirabe~). The catch? They were only sold at their show on the same day at Nishikujou BRAND NEW. Read more

Schwarz Stein Holds a Revival Live

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Schwarz Stein Holds a Revival Live

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It’s been almost 10 years since electronic duo Schwarz Stein disbanded.  Since then, Kaya and Hora have been pursuing solo projects.  However, on March 23, 2014, Schwarz Stein will be coming back together for a revival show!

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GHOST Returns to the Old Haunt One More Time

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GHOST Returns to the Old Haunt One More Time
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This time next year, I predict we’ll see a lot of thoroughly satisfied GHOST fans.

According to a video posted by former bassist Zero, the members of GHOST will come together to light up the darkness one more time at Birth Shinjuku on December 15th, 2014. Why plan so far ahead? What’s so special about December 15th, 2014? Die-heard GHOST fans will recognize that as the band’s 10th anniversary!

There’s little other information to work with yet, but there is still plenty of time to fill in the blanks (like the time and price and all ticket purchase details) since the event is a year from now.

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Rock Musical Pink Spider is Back on the Stage

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Rock Musical Pink Spider is Back on the Stage

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It’s been an exciting year for hide fans–the Rocket Dive project has been announcing a string of releases and events to commemorate hide’s life and his ever influential music and style.  Among the most exciting of the recent announcements is the renewal and reopening of  “Pink Spider”, a rock musical based off of hide’s music, featuring a soundtrack made entirely of his songs, and starring musicians that he worked with.

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Quinstet One-Day Revival

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Quinstet One-Day Revival
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Fantastic news was announced for Quinstet fans tonight!

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SuG is BACK

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SuG is BACK
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What a way to announce a comeback.

SuG announced today in spectacular fashion that they are back and ready for more! Read more

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