Thursday, August 13, 2015

HERO “Retry” Semi-final @ TSUTAYA O-EAST

HERO “Retry” Semi-final @ TSUTAYA O-EAST

HERO has been through some big changes this year, starting with their unprecedented move from the major to the indies visual kei scene. Their aptly named tour 「リトライ」 (Retry) has b ...

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Recent Releases: May 6

Recent Releases: May 6

Woo hoo weekly releases for May 6th. Here are all of the latest and greatest hits in vkei, released on May 6th. Royz came back from their short tour in Asia just in time for the r ...

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Introducing SPATS

Introducing SPATS

Here’s some interesting news from one of the more intriguing session bands around. SPATS are made up of Vocalist Jin (Hero), guitarists Jun (Gotcharocka) and Toki (Black Gene for ...

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A One-Man HERO Tours Japan

A One-Man HERO Tours Japan

Ever wanted HERO all to yourself? Well, with all the one-mans they'll be doing, you can get more than your fill of HERO's music! You can catch them almost all year long. The singl ...

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HERO Without a Title

HERO Without a Title

HERO fans may be aware that the band reverted back to an indie band. As such, while HERO has released their new single 『「Not Title」/タオルの神様 (Towel no Kamisama)』, it is not availabl ...

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HERO Reverts Back to Indies

HERO Reverts Back to Indies

In a rather unprecedented move, HERO has made a decision that, for some, could be seen as a step backwards. On November 1st, the band announced their decision to revert from major ...

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From Zero to HERO

From Zero to HERO

HERO's anticipated 3rd major single is finally on its way to you. On October 22nd, 「ゼロ」 (Zero) will be released in three types. Types A and B come with a DVD, while Type C contain ...

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Introducing: Liraizo

Introducing: Liraizo

This sold-out session band is officially kicking off activities in November. Do you recognize any faces here? You should. ...

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Shinjuku ReNY’s Grand Opening in September

Shinjuku ReNY’s Grand Opening in September

The RUIDO Livehouse Network is gaining another member, right in the heart of Shinjuku's Skyscraper district. ...

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Nico Nico Nama – June 30-July 6

Nico Nico Nama – June 30-July 6

Reeeeeaders! Can you believe Mexico got knocked out of the Round of 16 (again)? Ernie's kind of gutted over it. No offense to our Dutch readers (and non-Dutch Netherlands supporte ...

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Nico Nico Nama Weekly – June 2-June 8

Nico Nico Nama Weekly – June 2-June 8

What's up readers? Have you all had a good week? Ernie can't believe it's officially June. What happened to 2014 already? Last week on Nico Nico Nama (et al.), you had the chance ...

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HERO Teaches You How to Say Goodbye

HERO Teaches You How to Say Goodbye

Don't be alarmed - this isn't a breakup announcement; just one of HERO's long-awaited albums. In fact, it's their major debut album! ...

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Nico Nico Nama Weekly – May 19-26

Nico Nico Nama Weekly – May 19-26

Hey readers, didya miss dear old Ernie? Sorry about last week, I got a little bit bogged down binging on old episodes of Batman Beyond like whaaaat. But I'm back in full effect, a ...

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Shingo to leave GOTCHAROCKA

Shingo to leave GOTCHAROCKA

This probably isn't the news GOTCHAROCKA fans were looking forward to. After the end of their Winter Oneman Tour back in January, they've announced last week that their bassist Sh ...

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ZEAL LINK Brings Your Favorite Bands Around the Block Again

ZEAL LINK Brings Your Favorite Bands Around the Block Again

Our favorite V-kei CD shop has done it again. "ZEAL LINK TOUR -2014-" will span Japan once again with a total of 18 shows. They're bringing 12 of the hottest V-kei bands along wit ...

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…And HERO Saves It!

…And HERO Saves It!

2014 is setting out to be the year of onemans. Kra, Crazy★shampoo, Vistlip, the GazettE, DIAURA, and Golden Bomber are just a handful of the bands who have recently announced thei ...

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It’s X Japan Week! Nico Nico Nama Weekly– December 16-22

It’s X Japan Week! Nico Nico Nama Weekly– December 16-22

Hey there, folks! It's the weekends and you know what that means--it's Nico Nico Nama weekly time! But wait! There's something a little different about this week (besides the unus ...

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Nico Nico Nama Weekly– December 2-8

Nico Nico Nama Weekly– December 2-8

Hi, folks! I may have missed last week's broadcasting but this week will be sure to make up for it! We've got quite a few broadcasts this week. ニコニコ生(Nico Nico Nama) hosts many br ...

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Hand Your little HEARTS. to Your Visual Valentines in Okinawa

Hand Your little HEARTS. to Your Visual Valentines in Okinawa

How sweet is this? Sendai-based visual kei specialty store little HEARTS. is inviting fans to join their favorite bands on a tropical holiday in paradise on the most romantic of a ...

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Memento Mori Brings in a Strong Winter

Memento Mori Brings in a Strong Winter

  This winter, Memento Mori will release their 3rd single 「冬将軍」(Fuyu Shogun).  The release is set for December 12th, and will contain 2 new tracks and a DVD.  They will be ce ...

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