Interview: UnRealistic

Last month, we introduced you readers to UnRealistic, a 4-member band that kicked off band activities with their first mini album release on April 2nd. The band, featuring ex-Called≠Plan’s Yuuto, has only played a few shows so far, but this up-and-coming band is planning to take on 2014 with all they’ve got. Shattered-Tranquility had the wonderful opportunity to chat with UnRealistic in their first-ever interview. Each member opens up about Read more

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

Tsukasa of THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S to Start Enka Solo Career

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Tsukasa of THE MICRO HEAD 4N'S to Start Enka Solo Career

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Drummer Tsukasa will soon be significantly expanding his career, and experimenting with new genres.  A few days ago, he announced on his blog that along with continuing THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S, he would be embarking on a solo career as an Enka singer, a dream he has had for quite some time.

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Minase Graduates from D=OUT and Retires

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Minase Graduates from D=OUT and Retires

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For fans of D=OUT, this isn’t the happiest of news they’ve put out lately. Despite the announcement of their seventh single 「ざんげの花道」(Zange no Kadou) coming out on May 21st and their recent Zepp tour coming to a close earlier this month, they came out with some disheartening news at their live overnight at Shibuya duo MUSIC EXCHANGE.

Their drummer since their formation seven years ago, Minase has officially graduated from D=OUT and retired from music all together due to family reasons. An official statement has been released regarding his departure, along with his own thoughts and the sentiments from the other members –all have been translated by our own Ku for you below. Read more

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SUPER BOYS to Disband

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SUPER BOYS to Disband
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Unfortunately, SUPER BOYS’ time in the spotlight has come to an end.

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Escalera Closes the Curtain…for Now

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Escalera Closes the Curtain...for Now
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You may have heard of Escalera, who only officially started band activities in August 2013, but their road is already coming to a halt. Read more

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Baddies to Pause Indefinitely

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Baddies to Pause Indefinitely

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It’s not a good time to be a Hana Shounen Baddies fan, unfortunately. Back in February we informed you that their bassist Hiroshi would be pausing his live activities due to personal reasons –within the last few days, they’ve come back with more bad news. Starting June 1st, Hana Shounen Baddies will be going on indefinite pause. Guitarist Minemura left a comment on his blog, of which has been translated by our own Jackson. Once additional statements are made regarding the hiatus, we’ll update this post. Read more

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ViSULOG Special Interview with Mejibray

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ViSULOG Special Interview with Mejibray

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It’s a new year and MEJIBRAY are back with their tenth single RAVEN, the first in a string of three new  releases. But rather than three singles in a row, fans can look forward to something a little different this time around. Next up is their first live DVD, A PRIORI Ei: Joshō -Counting Goats- TOUR FINAL AT TSUTAYA O-EAST, out on April 2, and a single collection, SM, hits stores on May 7. Here at ViSULOG, we’re sitting down with the band for three exclusive interviews to hear their thoughts on each release, starting this month. Enjoy!

This interview is not exclusive to Shattered-Tranquility.net, but serves as a translation for ViSULOG’s interview. Please view the original page for live details and interview photos, linked below.
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ViSULOG: Special interview with MEJIBRAY for their 10th single, RAVEN

Interview and Text: Takaya Yamamoto
Translation : bambi [bambi@shattered-tranquility.net]

 

“I wouldn’t advise people to try and copy our way of doing things. They might get hurt.” (Tsuzuku)

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LIPHLICH Loses Their Voice Temporarily

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LIPHLICH Loses Their Voice Temporarily
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Even LIPHLICH’s Kuga has a nasty case of the vocal blues. Read more

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Serious Car Accident Puts the Raid’s Bassist Out of Commission

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Serious Car Accident Puts the Raid's Bassist Out of Commission
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the Raid.’s bassist Iori’s streak of bad luck continues. Read more

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Virgil to Pause Indefinitely

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Virgil to Pause Indefinitely

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It’s barely been six months since Virgil came off of their year-long hiatus and three months since the release of their mini album back in December. But since then, activity has been sporadic. Earlier in the month, an explanation was given why –due to bankruptcy, Virgil will be pausing indefinitely for a second time. Bassist Roa left a comment regarding the situation, and it’s been translated for you by our own Maria below. Read more

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Revolv to Disband

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Revolv to Disband

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Despite the fact that their second anniversary is coming up in just two months, レボルブ (Revolv) has some bad news for fans. Announced yesterday through their homepage, they’ve decided that they’ll disband at their second anniversary live on May 19th. As mentioned, an official statement was made on their OHP, and the members have commented as well –all have been translated by our own Jackson, and you can read them below. Read more

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Bassist Leaves Ganglion

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Bassist Leaves Ganglion

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Sad news for fans of Ganglion–bassist Yui, who has been struggling with health issues since late 2013, has announced that she will be leaving the band.  Her last performance will be their show on April 5th, at Shibuya Rex.

Yui first joined Ganglion in 2011, a year after they initially formed.  From their start, Ganglion has aimed to be a band that cannot be described in just one genre, but rather one that spans many genres.  They have toured all across the country from when they first started.  They have been selling out frequently, and gaining popularity outside of Japan as well.  They released their first full album in 2012 and their second mini-album “Rising” in late 2013, and have continued to tour since then.

Unfortunately, it seems that they will not be continuing with this lineup.

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DILIAL Disbands

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DILIAL Disbands

After only a couple of years of activity, and less than a month since their second single “WHITE LIE was released, DILIAL has announced that they will regrettably be breaking up on May 20th, 2014. Their final performance will be a headlining event live, the details of which have not yet been decided.

Our Adventure Tim translated their sudden announcement.

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“Rozero” Adds a New noizemaker

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"Rozero" Adds a New noizemaker
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Newly-turned-one Hangyakuteki Kisei noize “Rozero”, or Rozero for short – to avoid any confusion with UCHUSENTAI:NOIZ? – celebrated their first birthday in January of this year with a special announcement regarding their lineup.

After their first anniversary oneman live on January 22nd, the band invited drummer Takeru to become a permanent member, officially transforming the quartet into a quintet. Their first live as a permanent fivesome was on February 17th at Shinjuku RUIDO K4, and although Takeru has been skimping on the Ameblog updates since then, he’s instead taken to Twitter, and his tweets suggest the three-man initiation live was a blast all around.

Our wonderful new translator bambi deciphered Takeru’s excited announcement regarding his adoption into the group.

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BORN: Final Farewell Comments and BORN’s Future

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BORN: Final Farewell Comments and BORN's Future
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It was no shock, but certainly heartbreaking, last week when BORN announced after a year of inactivity that bassist Kifumi, who had taken a break from the band due to family-related issues, would officially leave the band.

Fans have had the opportunity to see the official comments by BORN in regards to bassist Kifumi’s departure, but the band also opted to release further, more heart-felt comments on their blog earlier this week. Read more

Shingo to leave GOTCHAROCKA

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Shingo to leave GOTCHAROCKA

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This probably isn’t the news GOTCHAROCKA fans were looking forward to. After the end of their Winter Oneman Tour back in January, they’ve announced last week that their bassist Shingo would be leaving the band on March 30th. They’ve posted an official statement on their OHP along with comments from each member, all of which have been translated by our own Jackson. You can read them below. Read more

Ms. LIAR Announces Disbandment

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Ms. LIAR Announces Disbandment

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It’s been a rough time for Visual Kei bands recently, and it seems that this sad day has come for Ms. LIAR as well.  The band recently announced on their staff blog that they would be disbanding after a final one-man on March 27th.

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CATFIST to Disband This Spring

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CATFIST to Disband This Spring
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After many bumps in the road, it looks like CATFIST’s ending won’t be a happy one. Read more

12012 Comments on Indefinite Hiatus

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12012 Comments on Indefinite Hiatus
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Many readers were disappointed to learn of 12012′s impending indefinite hiatus this coming winter. A few members have come forward to share their thoughts regarding the announcement. Read more

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United Monsters Announces Activity Pause

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United Monsters Announces Activity Pause

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Sad news for fans of United Monsters–on January 13th, the band announced a pause in activities.  This is very shocking news, given that the band just began activities October 31st, 2013.  Perhaps it is difficult for ‘monsters’ to get along for a fair amount of time.

The band is based on themes like monsters and hell and have been performing this way thus far.  Up until this point, they have released two demo tapes called “MONSTER’S WORLD” and 「レイシズム」(Racism).  They officially paused activities after their concert on January 28th, but it seems like they are fairly confident that this is only a temporary break.

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Bremen to Disband

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Bremen to Disband

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For fans of ブレーメン (Bremen) today, this might not be the news you were looking forward to. Announced earlier in the month, after revealing that vocalist You was to undergo vocal cord surgery, they’ve decided that as of March 29th, they’ll be disbanding. A short message was posted on their OHP regarding the issue, of which has been translated by our own Jackson. None of the members have made individual comments, but if they do, we’ll update this post. Read more

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