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

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!

What do you get out of volunteering for Shattered-Tranquility.net?

  • 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!

 
If you’re interested in becoming part of our news team please make sure you understand our expectations, and fill out the application below. While we are a high-standards organization, we take each application into account as a whole and can be flexible if you seem like a good fit for our team.

Basic Expectations

  • Motivation. You are willing and motivated to rock your teamwork skills to keep the site running smoothly, to contribute to the site’s growth, and to help promote the site when needed.
  • 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.
  • Adaptation. You can use basic HTML and WordPress functions, or are willing and eager to learn.
  • 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.
  • Communication. You are reachable on a regular basis via e-mail or Skype.
  • Representation. You are able to conduct yourself (at least semi-) professionally and without bias for all site work and writing.

 
Shattered-Tranquility.net does not offer monetary compensation to its staff.

 
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.