Interview: LOST ASH

Finding a MESSAGE in the ASHes It may not be easy to place J-Rock’s Jacks-of-all-trades LOST ASH into one convenient category, for all the skills they have. If there ever were an example of “visual kei idols,” it would be LOST ASH, who have the talent, looks, style, and sound to garner both mainstream and niche appeal (and, with their web series and vocalist Daiki’s acting career, they’ve the film Read more

Interview: Chanty

  YOLO, YOLO A Pirate’s Life for Me Chanty first sailed into the Tokyo visual kei scene late last summer, when they shocked us with their hilariously imposturous introduction profiles. But we soon found out that Chanty were anything but imposturous. In just under a year they have pierced our hearts with their light, catchy melodies and left us wanting more. Shattered-Tranquility.net got the opportunity to chat with Chanty just before the Read more

Red Desire LILIA & A Look Back at Royz

After saying farewell to Kazuki last month and heading into the future with Royz, we'd like to take a look back to the spring at Royz's Red Desire LILIA tour, and even farther back, to the beginnings of the band. We caught up with Royz for the first time in more than a year at their Aomori performance of the tour this past April and were treated to another Read more

heidi. 8th Anniversary Live

It was overcast and cloudy in Takadanobaba on the day of heidi.’s Eighth Anniversary Live. This slightly foreboding weather, however, was not enough to stop the hundreds of fans that came to see this special event from flooding into the venue the second doors were opened. Clad in band t-shirts and stylish outfits made up of various mismatched colors, fans greeted each other on the floor, exchanging excited whispers Read more

LUNA SEA 25th Anniversary -The Unfinished MOON-

“Today is a day of celebration for LUNA SEA, but also a new beginning.” Ryuichi summed up the momentous occasion as LUNA SEA celebrated its 25th anniversary at Yoyogi National Gymnasium on May 29th. The concert, which sold out its 10,000-plus seats in a single day, saw fans of all demographics teeming around the venue in band t-shirts, ‘90s style visual duds, and even cosplay. Just approaching the area Read more

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

News Team Application

 
Are you interested in the Japanese visual scene? Do you love to keep up to date with the scene and share the latest visual kei news? Shattered-Tranquility.net would love to have you on board!

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  • The opportunity to be a part of a dedicated, professionally-minded team!
  • Experience building your writing skills in an exciting industry!
  • Performance incentives and rewards!
  • Room to advance to leadership or live coverage roles!

 
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  • Dedication. You are not working for any other visual kei-related news site, and you are able to contribute three articles per week as a member of the news team, or two articles per week as a serial writer.
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  • Articulation. You have an excellent command of English and a basic command of Japanese (JLPT N4 or equivalent).
  • Education. You are interested in expanding your knowledge of the visual scene by making an effort to keep up with scene news and by writing about bands outside of your sphere of interest.
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PLEASE DO NOT FORGET THE FOLLOWING
When applying, in the ‘Mock Article’ box, please draft an article about this [fake], Shattered-Tranquility.net created band as though you were writing for publication on Shattered-Tranquility.net.

For information on the new band, the Erinators, check out their profile page here.