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

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

New band – Hibari (ex-Karakuri)

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New band - Hibari (ex-Karakuri)
For a few weeks already, the name of that new band was appearing a lot in my researches, and I finally found their HP a few days ago ! And ヒバリ (Hibari) is not really a new band ! They’re actually all ex-Karakuri members !


Vo. 杏樹 (Anju) (ex-カラクリ(karakuri))
Gt. ユキムラ (Yukimura) (ex-カラクリ(karakuri))
Gt. みか (Mika) (ex-カラクリ(karakuri))
Ba. ひぃろ (Hiiro) (ex-カラクリ(karakuri))
Dr. 竜希 (Tatsuki) (ex-カラクリ(karakuri))

And it seems they’ll start the exact same way as Valluna : with a sponsored event called 『平成憂国デモクラシー』 (Heisei Yuukoku Democracy), on May 28th with the following bands : MaitoreiA / LuLu / PureQ&A / オトガデッド (Otogadead) / SOMATIC  GUARDIAN / Ap(r)il / Lilas

And once again, same thing as Valluna, they will distribute their first CD on that same day !

Sources : Trombe (for the line-up), OHP

Karakuri’s last releases

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Karakuri's last releases
As we talked about back in December, Karakuri has announced that they will be disbanding on March 20th.

As a last release, at their final live they will be putting out four singles:
「グッバイサーカス」 (Goodbye Circus)
「マリオネットパレード」 (Marionette Parade)
「人形革命」 (Ningyou Kakumei; Doll Revolution)
「ベティ」 (Betty)

Each single will cost 500 yen and will be available at the livehouse only. Anyone who buys all four singles will receive a memorial DVD as a special present.

Source: OHP


Karakuri disbands

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Karakuri disbands
機械人形歌劇団カラクリ (Karakuri) announced at their performance on December 6th that their activities will come to an end after their live on March 20th. 

Their reason for disbanding is a result of them taking a good look at the way the band was growing, and deciding that in order to continue to progress they need to move on. They say that there has not been anything like a discord between the member’s relationship, or musical differences. 

The band hopes that you can continue to support them for their remaining three months of activity.

Source: OHP