Thursday, June 20, 2019

The misery of Pinocchio

The misery of Pinocchio

Pinocchio, the solo project of former Clearveil and Carat guitarist Ryuji Amamiya is about to release his first single! [絶望、はじめました] (Zetsubou Hajimemashita) comes out August 3rd a ...

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Carat’s Last Live

Carat’s Last Live

In April, Carat announced that their last live would be delayed due to vocalist Yuji's health condition. They've kept fans waiting, but they've finally revealed the details of the ...

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Carat delay last live

Carat delay last live

Fans of Carat are probably aware of their impending disbandment following their oneman live at Takadanobaba AREA this Friday. It looks like this show will be delayed however, due ...

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Recent Releases: February 11th Digest

Recent Releases: February 11th Digest

Howdy, folks! It's your favorite hamster of visual kei news. My hamster senses are telling me this is the year of releases! So many releases, in fact, that this little hamster has ...

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Nico Nico Nama Weekly – June 2-June 8

Nico Nico Nama Weekly – June 2-June 8

What's up readers? Have you all had a good week? Ernie can't believe it's officially June. What happened to 2014 already? Last week on Nico Nico Nama (et al.), you had the chance ...

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Arlequin’s Injured Kuruto to Return

Arlequin’s Injured Kuruto to Return

It wasn't too long ago that we announced that Arlequin's guitarist, Kuruto, was injured while playing at their Esaka Muse live on March 30th. Fans were very worried as he had been ...

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Recent Releases: Digest 4/23

Recent Releases: Digest 4/23

Wow, where did the time go? Yesterday was a whirlwind of a Release Wednesday in Japan. From Calmando Qual to Synk;yet, there's probably something for you! ...

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EVE to Disband This June

EVE to Disband This June

Sad day for fans of EVE. It seems, according to member blogs, that this 4-piece band will be saying their farewells come this June. ...

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Seal a VOW with a Devil’s Kiss

Seal a VOW with a Devil’s Kiss

Today marks the celebration of another tempting release from VOW. ...

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KANSAI ROCK SUMMIT’14 EXPLOSION CIRCUIT

KANSAI ROCK SUMMIT’14 EXPLOSION CIRCUIT

Wow. Let's take a moment to let this sink in. 6 Venues. 49 Bands. One Day. ...

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AvelCain’s PSYCHO Spring

AvelCain’s PSYCHO Spring

Just after losing two members and wrapping up their 5-stop tour in commemoration of their December 26th release 「自責の筵-じせきのむしろ-」(Jiseki no Mushiro), AvelCain is at it again. On Feb ...

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AUBE Gets Bandaged Up

AUBE Gets Bandaged Up

AUBE has announced their  first release of 2014--and it's a full length album.  "Bandage" will be released on February 19th, 2014. ...

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Put on Your Party Hats, Here’s the New Year’s Handy Live Companion!

Put on Your Party Hats, Here’s the New Year’s Handy Live Companion!

What are your plans for this New Year's Eve? If you're in Tokyo and looking to hit the town for one of the most exciting live events of the year, then you are certainly in luck. T ...

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Avidit. to Disband

Avidit. to Disband

Avidit. fans had a lot of hopes and expectations for the upcoming year. After the announcement of Avidit's first full-length album, Amoeba, in October and their One Man on Novembe ...

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Carat’s Two New Singles & Tour

Carat’s Two New Singles & Tour

As we talked about back in October カラット (Carat)'s new single, "三音征伐-Topaz-" (Sanon Seibatsu) will be released today. This single kicks off a three month series of releases, all na ...

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Poltergeist to Return with Full Lineup

Poltergeist to Return with Full Lineup

Poltergeist is back! (But, something looks a little different...) In July, Poltergeist got knocked down to a two-member unit and subsequently ceased activity. Many a visual band h ...

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Carat’s three gemstone singles

Carat’s three gemstone singles

カラット (Carat), who released both their first single, and first mini-album back in the first half of this year, will be releasing three new singles over the course of three months! ...

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Ansia: Not Just a Name Change

Ansia: Not Just a Name Change

This one's going to be a bit of a doozy, so be prepared! Remember auncia? We haven't reported on them since they released their single "Dearly" in 2011, but thanks to reader Mitsu ...

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Nama Mail: Connect daily with artists by mail

Nama Mail: Connect daily with artists by mail

Nama Mail is an internet service that has been gaining some considerable ground in the visual kei world lately. Created by entertainment company Index, it sounds as though the ser ...

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Mini Album + First Oneman for Carat

Mini Album + First Oneman for Carat

Big news from カラット (Carat) today! After the release of first single back in February, they're planning on releasing their first mini album in May! Their first mini, 「平成デモクラシー」(Hei ...

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