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 Correction 09-30-2014 09:40 EDT: We mistakenly reported that the Kodoku no Kakera single was sold out, when in fact it was only the souvenir "Kodoku no Kakera" towel that is out of stock. Please be aware that the actual single is in fact still available 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

A New Release Date for DEATHGAZE’s “ENIGMA”

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A New Release Date for DEATHGAZE's "ENIGMA"

Earlier in July, we informed you about DEATHGAZE’s new album “ENIGMA,” which was originally slate to release on July 23rd, less than a month away! However according to the statement announced on their OHP earlier today, due to production delays, the date will be pushed back to August 6th, a full two weeks later. If you’ve already preordered the album whether through individual stores or online, they ask for your understanding and please continue waiting.

In the meantime, more information regarding the album is out! A tracklisting has finally been announced, along with purchase links, both of which are available for you below. Read more

Update: NoGoD Mini-Album

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Update: NoGoD Mini-Album


Back in December, we informed you about NoGoD’s plans to release a mini-album and spring tour.  Since then, a lot more information has been released about this mini-album including the title and tracklist.  As we mentioned in the previous post, the theme of this new release is ‘the four seasons,’ and it is fittingly titled 「四季彩」(Shikisai).  It comes in two versions, “visions” and “sounds” and will be released on March 5th–just around the change of seasons.

“Sounds” contains two discs with new tracks, acoustic tracks, and live tracks!  “Visions” contains a CD and a DVD with live songs and a PV.  All of the live footage, CD and DVD, was taken from their show on December 2nd, 2013 at Asakasa Blitz “NoGoD ONE MAN TOUR – 2013 AUTUMN – 「神髄」(Shinzui)”  Both versions of the mini-album are available for preorder, but hurry up, they’re going fast!

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Tune in to VK!

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Tune in to VK!
If you just can’t get enough of your favorite bands’ off-stage shenanigans, here’s a little bit of live entertainment that may tickle your fancy:  several bands participate in radio shows on LIVECAST.jp, an internet radio site, and you too can tune in for your favorite time blocks!


Here’s a summary of current listings! (All times, of course, are in Japan Standard Time.)

ダウト (D=OUT) The 1st and 3rd Monday every month, 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

BORN The 1st and 3rd Monday every month, 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm

SCREW The 1st and 3rd Monday every month, 10:00 pm – 10:30 pm

花少年バディーズ (Hana Shonen Baddies) The 2nd and 4th Monday every month, 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

SEEK (of Mix Speaker’s, Inc.) The 2nd and 4th Tuesday every month, 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

BULL ZEICHEN 88 The 2nd Tuseday every month, 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Kaya The 3rd Tuesday every month, 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Sadie The 3rd Tuesday every month, 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm

ニンジャマンジャパン (Ninjaman Japan) The 4th Tuesday every month, 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

福助(ADAPTER。) (Fukusuke) The 2nd and 4th Wednesday every month, 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

KIBA & RYO (of Gargoyle & test-No.) The 2nd Wednesday every month, 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

えんそく (Ensoku) The 2nd and 4th Wednesday every month, 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm

KIBA & 吉野将兵 (Yoshino Shouhei) (of Gargoyle & CLUB PHASE) The 4th Wednesday every month, 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Kra The 1st and 3rd Saturday every month, 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm


Ensoku’s show, 「ししゃもアワー」 (“Shishamo Hour”) premiers tonight after Fukusuke, and KIBA & RYO!

Happy listening!



New DVD for Gargoyle

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New DVD for Gargoyle
Gargoyle will be releasing a brand-new DVD on the 2nd of May! (It will actually be pre-sold one month earlier via their OHP and at the lives though)

The DVD will be entitled 「1.000カーニバル」 (1.000 Carnival) and contain footage from the band’s 1000th live, which was held on the 10th of October last year. Isn’t it cool? Anyway, it will cost 4200 yen and the tracklist is as follows:

01. 死に至る傷 (Shi ni Itaru Kizu)
02. ジェットタイガー (Jet Tiger)
05. ナチュラル (Natural)
06. 月下濫觴 (Gekka Ranshou)
07. マグマキッド (Magma Kid)
08. 真王 (Maou)
09. 人の為 (Hito no Tame)
10. あめえばらいふ (Ame e Bara Ifu)
11. enigma
13. 風の城 (Kaze no Shiro)
14. 僕らはやがて水へとかえる (Bokura wa Yagate Mizu e Tokaeru)
15. カタルシス (Catharsis)
17. 完全な毒を要求する (Kanzen na Doku wo Youkyuu Suru)
18. メメント・モリ (Memento Mori)
19. 死ぬこととみつけたり (Shime Koto to Mitsuketari)
20. ぶっちぎりクラッシュ! (Butchigiri Crash)
23. 極楽フルスロットル (Gokuraku Full Throttle)

Source: Jishubanclub, OHP


Gargoyle new album

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Gargoyle new album
Gargoyle will be releasing a new album on September 3rd called 「黒密典」 (Kuromitten).

The price has not yet been set, however, it’s an elevent track album:
1.  死に至る傷 (Shi ni Itaru Kizu)
2. メメント・モリ (Momento Mori)
3. I am Joker
4. ゼロブラッド (Zero Blood)
5. ぶっちぎりクラッシュ! (Bucchigiri Crash)
6. 空へと続く坂 (Sora e to Tuduku Saka)
7. enigma
8. マグマキッド (Magma Kid)
9. Psychological treatment
10. 風の城 (Kaze no Shiro)
11. ガラポン (Garapon)

Source: BMA, OHP


Gargoyle news

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Gargoyle news
Two pieces of news about Gargoyle!

First, they’ve announced their two day oneman tour. Which… is actually four days, but what they’re doing is two days in a row both in Tokyo and in Osaka.

The details on that are:
August 9th – 『鬼と傷』~鬼~ (Oni to Kizu ~ Oni) @ ESAKA MUSE
August 10th – 『鬼と傷』~傷~ (Oni to Kizu ~ Kizu) @ Esaka MUSE
September 13th - 『天と血』~天~ (Ten to chi ~ Ten) @ Takadanobaba CLUB PHASE
September 14th - 『天と血』~血~ (Ten to chi ~ Chi) @ Takadanobaba CLUB PHASE

Second, is that this Saturday (June 14th) both KIBA and KENTARO will be making a TV apperance on “VISUAL ROCK GATE” during the “Gori’s Bar” segment. It’ll be airred starting at 27:10 for half an hour. (So, that’s really 3:10am on the 15th).

Source: OHP


Gargoyle’s 21st anniversary live

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Gargoyle's 21st anniversary live
Gargoyle have decided the details on their 21st anniversary live!
It’ll take place on July 15th at SHIBUYA O-WEST and is quite appropriately called “GXXI”. The live will open at 6:00, start an hour later and cost 3500 yen or 4000 yen at the door.

Source: BMA, Gargoyle OHP

I think these guys deserve some congratulations for hanging in there that long! That’s quite a long time, especially for a visual band.


Gargoyle News

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Gargoyle News
Two pieces of exciting news about one of the older visual bands on the scene, Gargoyle!
First, is that they’re being added to the LIVECAST.jp line-up, and on April 23rd will be starting their own net radio show called 「キバっていいとも!」 (Kiba tte ii tomo!) which will be obviously hosted by their vocalist, KIBA. The show will air on the fourth Monday of every month. Each time there will be a different guests and different topics. His first guest, will be 最鋭輝 (Motoki).

The second piece of news, is that on June 23rd they’ll be releasing a a live DVD that contains footage from their 20th anniversary live, 「虹遊」 (Kouyuu) which took place at Yokohama BLITZ on July 15th, 2007. There is very little editing done to the footage, and the PV for 「ジェットタイガー」 (JET TIGER) will also be included.  The DVD costs 3990 yen and although it’ll be released in CD stores on the 23rd of June, they’ll be selling it starting at their oneman on May 31st at Shibuya O-WEST.


Gargoyle tribute album

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Gargoyle tribute album
A Gargoyle tribute album is being released… sometime this year.
The details about when aren’t out yet, but the bands and tracklist is!

– 『神風ギャング団』 (Kamikaze Gang-dan)
Tsunoda☆Hiro – 『約束の地で』 (Yakusoku no Chi de)
NEW ROTE’KA – 『ジェットタイガー』 (Jet Tiger)
Mikiya ・Nomura Motor’s BAND - 『からっぽ』 (Karappo)
ドレミ團 (Doremidan) - 『人の為』 (Hito no tame)
宇宙戦隊NOIZ (Imitation PoPs NOIZ) - 『死ぬこととみつけたり』 (Shinu koto to mitsuketari)
SHAME - 『流転の世にて』 (Ruten no yo ni te)
Dacco - 『まばたきの底』 (Mabataki no Soko)
test-No. – 『完全な毒を要求する』 (Kanzen na doku wo youkyuu suru)
太平洋ベルト (Taiheiyou BELT) - 『人間の条件』 (Ningen no Jouken)
最鋭輝 (Motoki) – 『若草の君』 (Wakakusa no Kimi)

Gargoyle, in case anyone doesn’t know, is a band that’s been around for … well, a long time. They formed in July of 1987 in Osaka, and released their first full album in October of 1989. While they were more active some years than others, they’ve kept up new releases and lives throughout the past … twenty-one years.

… really? That long?

Anyways, the tribute album looks like it has a lot of interesting bands on it!
Also, if you want to hear samples of Gargoyle’s music, check out their OHP.

Source: BMA, OHP

Gargoyle & NOIZ

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Gargoyle & NOIZ
Gargolye one of those visual bands who’ve been around forever (since 1987) have announced their spring country-wide tour. It’s not a one-man tour, and participating in the lives will be 宇宙戦隊NOIZ (Uchuu Sentai NOIZ) whom they’ve done tours with before… seems like the two bands get along pretty well. It says other bands will also be participating, but they are not yet listed and depend on the venue.

The tour is called 「狂い咲きサンダーストーム」 (Kuruizaki THUNDERSTORM) and the venues and dates are:

March 29 @ Kanazawa AZ
March 30 @Niiagata CLUB JUNK BOX
April 02 @ Sapporo KRAPS HALL
April 13 @ Fukuoka DRUM Be-1
April 15 @ Kouchi X-pt.
April 17 @ Okayama IMAGE
April 19 @ ESAKA MUSE
April 20 @ OSAKA MUSE
April 22 @ Nagano CLUB JUNK BOX
April 24 @ Sendai CLUB JUNK BOX
April 27 @ Nagoya Electric Lady Land
May 03 @ Akasaka BLITZ

The lives cost 3000 yen a piece (3500 yen if you buy your ticket the day of) except the final on May 3rd which will be 3500 yen (400 yen day of). Tickets go on sale starting on February 17th.

They’ve also got a tribute album (a tribute album to them) coming out in April.

Source: BMA, OHP

ただいま~♪ + New band

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ただいま~♪ + New band
Well, I’m home from Holland!
I know you don’t read this journal to hear updates on the writers, but I did have a great time hanging out with my friends and I feel nice and refreshed! So on that note, I’m sorry if I post a lot in the next little while (I have a lot of stuff to take a look through) but the news will be continued as normal~!

As always we thank everyone who uses the site and hope for your continued support. ^^

I guess I’ll start off with a new band who has just opened up their OHP.
They’re actually not a visual band, but the members were previously in visual bands so I thought the news would be worth posting.

Kentaro (ex-Gargoyle) and and Tatsuo (everset, who are on an “activity pause” as of December 22nd) are doing a new project together called “Side Gold” (サイドゴールド) which they describe as an “acoustic guitar unit“.

They are planning a three month consecutive release, starting on January 20th with the release of a single entitled “cloud of dust / rain a forest”. The cost is 1200 yen and it will first be available at their lives only, however, they are planning to make it available for mail order starting in February.

I’ve never paid much attention to either Gargoyle or everset, but it seems interesting so I think I’ll be checking them out. For more information on the duo, check out Side Gold’s OHP.

Source: BMA, OHP