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. 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

dis C on pause

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dis C on pause
dis C (discord crown) has announced that it doesn’t seem like their vocalist K will be making a return to the band and therefore they have decided to go one an activity pause for the time being.

They apologize to the fans who have been supporting them.

For the performances that they have scheduled, they will be operating as the session band, 真不純CHILDREN (Shinfujun Children) which they went by before dis C was officially formed. Sousuke and Ray will be welcoming guests into the session band and they ask that fans continue to support them.

On the 8th, the lineup for the session band will be as follows:
Vocals - Satoru (Nihonbashi Galaxy)
Guitar - Sousuke
Guitar - Ray
Bass - Ai (Nihonbashi Galaxy)

Source: OHP

Good news for Lucy

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Good news for Lucy
Yesterday Lucy announced that they will release their second maxi-single on December 24th! The title and tracks of the single have yet to be determined, but the band will announce them as soon as they’re decided, and we’ll make sure to post the details here on as well.

As for more good news, the band has also decided to hold their first sponsorship event on December 10th. Bands participating are Sugar(guest), emmuree, L’eprica, KYOKUTOU GIRL FRIEND, ReivieЯ and dis C, and at the event Lucy will also have a presale for the second maxi-single!

The name of the event is “THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS ~七つの大罪 (Nanatsu no daizai) The disorderly world~“, and the tickets which cost 2,500yen in advance went on sale yesterday (Sep 27) through Lucy. You can also buy tickets for the event through Lawson starting on October 16 and through the other bands from October 23 onwards.

Source: Taisuke’s blog, OHP

dis C

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dis C
There was a session band called 真不純CHILDREN (Shinfujun CHILDREN) which began in February of 2007, went on break from August until July 24th of 2008, and then disbanded on July 27th.

However, the band disbanded so that the same member could go on to create a real, full fledged band! That band is called dis C (discord crowd) and they officially began on August 9th, 2008 with their first live at Takadanobaba AREA.

The members of the band are:
Vocals - K [ex-CIRCUS, ex-XII)
Guitar - 蒼介 (Sousuke) [ex-CIRCUS]
Guitar - 礼 (Rei) [ex-Givuss, ex-lost age)
Bass - 翼 (Tsubasa) [ex-Diod'honneur, ex-epilatoire]

They’ve just recently opened up their OHP so there’s not too much there yet, but it looks like they’ve got it together so far!

Source: Vkdb, OHP