LOST ASH Sizzles at a Sweltering SUMMER PARTY (Part 2)

Part 1, featuring the pre-live activities and talk show, is over here! Article: jazz Live coverage: jazz, Yayoi Photography: Katie F. for Shattered-Tranquility.net Special Thanks: Ku, Alicia © Shattered-Tranquility.net 2014 ----- LOST ASH SUMMER PARTY 2014: LIVE Shibuya Rex - August 3rd, 2014 As the curtains rose and the lights dropped, the SE music began to flow, and immediately hundreds of fists pounded the air in rhythm, many lit by whimsical flashing LED rings. Throughout the evening, the Read more

LOST ASH Sizzles at a Sweltering SUMMER PARTY (Part 1)

  Part 2, featuring the full rundown of the live itself, is this way! Article: jazz Live coverage: jazz, Yayoi Photography: Katie F. for Shattered-Tranquility.net Special Thanks: Ku, Alicia © Shattered-Tranquility.net 2014 ----- In Japan, there are certain motifs that immediately evoke the image of summer. The persistent hum of cicadas, the mirrored burst and sparkle of fireworks reflected in a river, the flavor of fresh grilled takoyaki drenched in sauce and mayonnaise, the petrichor after summer Read more

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

BUG scream’s 4th Single & First Oneman

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BUG scream's 4th Single & First Oneman
bugscreamAlthough BUG scream started back in 2009, their activities have really picked up in the past year and a half. Their first single, “リトライ c/w Punisher” (Retry) came out in April 2012, followed by their second single, “獄裁 c/w 雪月花” (Gokusai / Setsugetsuka) that December.

In 2013 the band has been busy with lives, and their third CD release, “アカイツキ” (Akaitsuki). On December 4th we’ll be hearing from BUG scream again, as they put out their newest two-track single, “うらめしや” (Urameshiya).
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D’uAl Drops Fourth Single

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D'uAl Drops Fourth Single

D’uAl has been a busy band lately! After their first one-man live in June they’ve already announced their second for November, and in between they’re churning out “LOST HEAVEN,” their fourth single. The three-track CD, scheduled for release on October 30th, is only available in select specialty shops within Japan, but the good news is that Brand X is on the list, which means overseas availability (not to mention a Brand X-exclusive comment DVD)!

Fans who purchase the CD from any of the shops offering it will receive a bonus poster, and any fan who purchases it at a D’uAl live will receive an exclusive photo set. Of course, the disclaimer that comes with these nice goodies is first come, first served; supplies are limited. Read more

Lycaon’s “gossip”

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Lycaon's "gossip"

On September 4th, Lycaon released their most release mini-album, “マゾヒストレッドサーカス” (Masochist Red Circus). The band has just announced that fans won’t have to wait much longer to hear more music from them!

On November 6th, they’ll be putting out a brand new single called, “gossip-ゴシップ-“, in three types. Each version of the single costs only 500 yen, for two tracks. All copies include the title song, “gossip”, and a secondary track which varies.
A Type – New Song A
B Type – New Song B
C Type – DESIRE (A cover of the song by Akina Nakamori)

Furthermore, the title track is being used in the TBA late night weekly broadcast of “ランク王国” (Rank Oukoku) for October and November.

Buying any two of the three types gives you a ticket to one of their instore events, and they have a variety of different things planned, so choose your shop wisely!
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Three Nights of Hell

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Three Nights of Hell
Ikebukuro EDGE, the new venue opening up in March, is going to be the host for an interesting three-night series in May titled 『地獄の三連夜』 (“Jigoku no Sanrenya”). Translated as “Three Nights of Hell”, the series has been planned by Lycaon.

May 22 (Tue) @ Ikebukuro EDGE
“Jigoku no Sanrenya” Night 1 EROS DAY
Night one is a day full of a mood of “eros”. エロスな楽曲、ballads、mid-tempo songsを中心に繰り広げます。
Open/Start: 16:30/17:00
Advance/Door: ¥3,000/¥4,000
Bands: Lycaon / (opening act) ワン★スター (One★Star) / FULL EFFECT’ / レクレンズ (Rekurenzu) / BUG scream
Ticketing Sales: March 17th (e-plus)
May 23 (Wed) @ Ikebukuro EDGE
“Jigoku no Sanrenya” Night 2 COSPLAY DAY

Please enjoy Lycaon in different looks from usual, and the members in cute or narcissistic disguises.
Open/Start: 16:30/17:00
Advance/Door: ¥3,000/¥4,000
Bands: Lycaon / (opening act) ワン★スター (One★Star) / FULL EFFECT’
Ticketing: March 17th (e-plus)
May 24 (Thu) @ Ikebukuro EDGE
“Jigoku no Sanrenya” Last Night HARD DAY

The last day will be more intense. Headbanging, furitatami, diving. It’s a day with the fear of breaking your body. Attendees should use their strength.
Open/Start: 16:30/17:00
Advance/Door: ¥3,000/¥4,000
Bands: Lycaon / (opening act) コドモドラゴン (Codomo Dragon) / ハルシオン (HALSION) / POPCORE / Avidit.
Ticketing: March 17th (e-plus)
Three-day stamp rally!
Those who attend all three days will receive a not-for-sale Jigoku no Sanrenya T-shirt present
Last time Akume-chan T-shirts were given out, so this time it’s Akutoku-kun T-shirts!
A must-have not-for-sale item for Lycaon mania!!

If you could pick one night to go to, which would it be?
Source: Lycaon OHP