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

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