For those following ex-Un’s vocalist Taketoshi, you were informed earlier in August that he was planning on forming a new band while Un is on indefinite hiatus. As of today, the countdown has run out and more information has been revealed – along with former member Ine, nüe has formed! Their OHP is up and running, and their first live has already been scheduled for late October. Another countdown…
D to go on Hiatus
For all the VK bands that come and go in any given month, every once in a while an announcement will come that can change the very landscape of the scene itself. Unfortunately, it has come to pass that the year 2015 in the annals of visual kei history will be minus one very significant and long-lived band: D.
Is Miyavi Real?
Good news for Miyavi fans today–he will be having a double release on September 10th! On this day he will be releasing new single “Real?” containing 7 tracks, and live DVD “MIYAVI, The Guitar Artist -Slap the World Tour 2014- which contains live footage from the final show on his “Slap the World Tour 2014″ at Zepp Diver City, along with documentary clips from the full tour.
Mayu Returns to DaizyStripper
Great news for DaizyStripper* fans! After almost nine long months of absence, guitarist and leader Mayu is making his comeback to DaizyStripper this fall.
Fans were pessimistic, to say the least, when, last December, Mayu announced his intentions to take a break, citing a need to change. Although DaizyStripper continued as a quartet – with activity highlights including a summer album and tour, a…
Kiryu to release new DVD
Kiryu have decided to add another title to their growing DVD catalogue, and this one’s a mouthful! (more…)
Scarlet Valse’s -GENESIS-, 1st Full Album
It wasn’t too long ago that Scarlet Valse joined the label Starwave Records, and they only seem to be progressing from here. Scarlet Valse fans have thus far had only singles to look forward to, but that’s about to change. You’ll be able to get a copy of their first full album “-GENESIS-” in October. Or if you really don’t want to wait that long, you may want to make plans to attend their lives!
Rozero to Disband
We mentioned Hangyakuteki Kisei Noize “Rozero” last March regarding the band’s new 5-member era. However, it looks like that era will soon come to a close.
Hope And Live: Rock For A Cure
The JoinLIFE organization doesn’t just raise HIV/AIDs awareness, they also set up events such as concerts to fund research for treatment of these diseases. So, it is definitely money well spent. In addition, last summer some big players in the music industry, including a few Luna Sea members, Hideki of Siam Shade, and Shin Suzuki of Black Dream made an appearance! There are still some big names…
INORAN Heads ‘Somewhere’ in Asia, Celebrates Birthday in Japan
In March, INORAN released a solo mini-album, Somewhere, and went on a promotional mini-tour the following month. Another month passed and he joined his old bandmates at LUNA SEA‘s 25th anniversary live at Yoyogi National Stadium. Now in the midst of LUNA SEA’s 25th anniversary stadium tour, he’s looking forward to exploring Somewhere beyond Japan.
During the break between the body of LUNA SEA’s…
NINJAMAN JAPAN to release new single
After releasing their mini-album in the beginning of this year and a summer full of touring, NINJAMAN JAPAN have snuck the release of their new maxi-single right on us!