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, 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! 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 © 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

Moran’s next live

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Moran's next live
Thanks to Lad for the heads up. Soan has updated his blog with some live info. Moran seems to be continuing with their live on August 9th, but they will have two support members. Ex. Sugar members – Sizna and Shingo will be lending their skills and support to Moran under the guise of the name Freeze. By the way, the event has been sold out by now.

The event will be focused on remembering Jasmine You and Zill, we talked about the event which was originally hosted by Jakura called Haikei Yuu-sama~Jakou Renri Sou~.

Its a free event which is probably why it sold out already – if you’re going please let us know how the event played out.

Source: Soan blog

Seika’s new band

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Seika's new band
Great news for fans of Seika, who was formerly in bis and Jakura!

As we talked about a while ago, Jakura will be having a one day revival on August 9th to celebrate former member, Jasmine You’s, life.

On that day, Seika will be starting up a brand new band!

Details on that band are not yet available, however, Seika did post the following post in his blog regarding the news.

It’s Seika. o(´^`)o
I have two things that I want to tell you all.

On August 9th, at Nagoya Bottom Line, Jakura will be having a one day revival. It was announced a while ago in Camju’s blog, but he asked me to post it as well.

The 9th is the anniversary of Yuu’s passing.

But I like to think that on that day, Yuu will also be coming back on stage with us. It’s because I believe that with Asuyu, Sai, Camju, Mikoto, Yuu, and myself, in Jakura, our hearts all become one.

The other announcement… is that on that day, I’m going to be starting a new band. In order for me to keep a promise that I made to Yuu, I plan on putting all of my energy into the time I have left.

Honestly, there are a lot of things I want to tell you all, but I don’t have the time to do so right now, so little by little I want to try filling you all in with what’s been going on and what I’m thinking.

Lately, I’ve really been experiencing the memories that I have from being in Jakura and bis.

As a leader of a band and in order to progress forward, I’ve gotta keep thinking about the future.

I wonder that if I knew then what I know now about what Shun-chan and Yuu were feeling, I wonder if I’d done things the same way.

For the sake of my friends who have supported me, for Jakura and bis, and for Shun-chan and Yuu, and of course for the fans, I’m carrying with me everyone’s important feelings, and I’ll face the band and life, and walk forward.

Although the other members haven’t been announced, he did say in a different post that three of the members are now non-smokers. Seika too is trying to quit smoking.

More details as they come!

Source: vkdb, Seika’s Blog

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Jakura’s one-day revival

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Jakura's one-day revival
雀羅 (Jakura) who disbanded on the 9th of June 2003 will hold a one-day revival live on the 9th of August at Nagoya BOTTOM LINE. The live will be entitled 『拝啓x様~麝香連理想~』(Haikei Yuu-sama~Jakou Renri Sou~) and it seems that it will be free of charge.

For those who do not remember, Jakura was an old band of You (Versailles). The members were:

Vocal:(Sai)|| → ルフィー嬋命 (Ruephy Alive) → Pashya
Guitar: 神結 (Camju) || → public giant system
Guitar: 深琴 (Mikoto) ||
Bass: (Yuu) || → HIZAKI grace project → Versailles
Drums: 聖華 (Seika)| | →bis

Their previous vocalist was also mentioned in the post, so here is the information about him:

Vocal: 明透遊 (Asuyu) || ex. AZALEA(Gt.) → 雀羅 (Jakura)→DAZZLE (support Guitar)

The live will be, however, mostly a You memorial service. More details to follow.

Source: vkdb, Camju’s blog