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DEATHGAZE Takes on Brazil, France, Germany Before Hiatus


DEATHGAZE Takes on Brazil, France, Germany Before Hiatus

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DEATHGAZE is following up on their promise and not only making their way to South America, but also to two lucky countries in Europe.

“DEATH WORLD” is a 5-stop tour that takes on–you guessed it–the world. (Or, at least, part of it.) Brazil, France, and Germany will be the three lucky overseas nations to see DEATHGAZE perform live before their hiatus following over 10 years of band activities.

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CALMANDO QUAL’s curious collection of FREAKS


CALMANDO QUAL’s curious collection of FREAKS

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Calmando Qual will be celebrating their 13+ year history in style!

“Freaks – select collection 2001~2014” is the group’s upcoming release; a 2 disc best-of collection celebrating the long history of this storied act. This set, which is 26 tracks in all, is a selection of the band member’s favorites that includes new tracks as well as forgotten gems that have long since gone out of print! See…

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A MERRY Zero


MERRY Zero

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Having a MERRY day? Then you’ll want to get your copy of their newest single “Zero.” It will be released very soon, on November 6th. If you check out the teaser, be sure to “call Gara’s name.” In any event, there are three editions to choose from, so weigh your options and pre-order today!

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Zero [Limited Edition Type A] – ¥ 1800 + Tax

CD:
1. ZERO -ゼロ-
2. ワルツ (Warutsu)

DVD:
1. ZERO -ゼロ- (MUSIC…

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The Scoop on Suzume’s Expulsion


The Scoop on Suzume’s Expulsion

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At the end of last week we dropped the bomb on you about Hyper Pocket kicking out drummer Suzume. We briefly touched on the turn of events that led to this measure, but now we have the full blog post from vocalist Nobita translated for you to read yourself. It’s long, but certainly worthwhile, and an interesting, straightforward explanation for the kind of sticky situation we don’t always see…

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BANG ME by Shounenki


BANG ME by Shounenki

shounenkigroupJust last month 少年記 (Shounenki) released their third single, “IN THE SUNLIGHT”, at their third oneman show at Takadanobaba AREA. Unfortunately for fans who were unable to attend, the release was only available at the live. However, the band is now is ready to drop their fourth single!

Coming out on October 22nd, “BANG ME” will be available in two types, both of which are ready for reservation on…

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MEJIBRAY New Look and Album


MEJIBRAY New Look and Album

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Hey MEJIBRAY fans! Good news for those of you waiting for a new album…”THE”420″THEATRICAL ROSES” comes out December 3rd. Another surprise in store for you is a one-man live, also coming up in December. And while you’re waiting on that, check out MEJIBRAY’s latest look!

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What do you think of the new look? But on the subject of images, unfortunately cover art for the album is not yet available. We…

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The Exorcist in the Ghost House


The Exorcist in the Ghost House

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On April 19th, Mix Speaker’s,Inc. lost their one of their dual vocalists, YUKI. Yesterday, they updated their OHP, as well as all of their social media sites and YouTube account with the message that they have now added a new vocalist to their lineup, and they will be starting up activities again – with a spooky theme.

Joining Mix Speaker’s,Inc. is former MoNoLith vocalist (as Keita), NIKA.

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End the Year with Moi dix Mois


End the Year with Moi dix Mois

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Moi dix Mois has had a roller coaster of a year. They joined Twitter, had a performance in Russia, and were forced to face the tragic and sudden loss of guitarist K. Help them finish off the year with a bang by attending their year-end solo show this winter.

On December 7th, Moi dix Mois will hold “Dix inferno XII ‘LAST YEAR PARTY’” at Shibuya WWW. This will be the first show in which they’ll be…

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LOUD GRAPE and Riostar Records Bring You Devils Chocolate


LOUD GRAPE and Riostar Records Bring You Devils Chocolate

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LOUD GRAPE may have only been around for about a year, but they’re already moving up the ranks of visual kei.

Earlier in September, LOUD GRAPE made several big announcements: the release of their first mini-album, an in-store event tour, a one year anniversary show, and–perhaps the biggest news of all–their move to the Riostar Records family. They are now label mates with the likes of LEZARD and

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Avanchick’s Yoshito Retires or Quits? Comments


Avanchick’s Yoshito Retires? Comments

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Sad news for Avanchick fans! This new band seemed to have a bright future, and it seems like only yesterday we were shouting at them. However, they may be off to a bad start. Guitarist Yoshito is retiring or walking away? Comments from the band were translated by our very own Shannon, and are available for you below!

Regarding Gt. Yoshito’s Retirement

We are deeply sorry for this sudden…

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