Moran Loses Soan, Plans Hiatus
According to an official announcement on vocalist Hitomi‘s blog, Moran‘s drummer Soan, who has been working with Hitomi since their days in Fatima, will be departing the band some time next year. At that point, Moran will go on a hiatus. All of Moran’s upcoming activities, as scheduled, will proceed according to plan.
Soan made the initial announcement suddenly through social media, namely his T…
DELACROIX to Disband
To the VK fan, it seems as if there is always a sudden break-up looming over the horizon. Sadly, we can now add DELACROIX to the huge list of bands that once were.
Schwarz Stein Invade the Capital
We at S-T were immensely pleased to announce the reformation of Schwarz Stein last March, now it seems the legendary duo have given us even more to talk about!
UNiTE Welcomes Sana and Other News
Fans of UNiTE have had some ups and downs this year, but it looks like the will continue to climb a steady and successful slope for the rest of 2014…with a new member! (more…)
Kamijo gives fans his HEART
In the midst of a string of successful live performances, CD/DVD releases, and various other appearances, Kamijo has finally announced his first full album.
More on Sadie’s Latest Album, “GANGSTA”
Back in July, we briefly mentioned along with their upcoming 2014 oneman tour “GANGSTA,” they’d be releasing their fifth full album! As of recently, they’ve finally revealed more details on “GANGSTA,” which drops on September 24th in two types. Both albums can be purchased through CDJapan at the links below. Currently no instore events are scheduled. (more…)
Alice Nine Parts with PS Company
In what may be one of the most shocking of such decisions so far this year, PS Company‘s darlings Alice Nine have announced that, following the August 25th end of their contract, they will terminate their relationship with the label that brought them to stardom.
Before anybody panics: Alice Nine is not breaking up, and despite the short window between this severance of ties and their August…
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 credits to rival Johnny’s entertainers, to boot). And although it may be easy to overlook, LOST ASH has something else to their name that slips through the fingers of so many promising bands: a sense of long-standing loyalty between members Daiki, Show, Sai, and Dye — all four of whom have remained constant since the band’s 2008 inception as Ocelot.
And yet, despite this long-standing fraternity, they operate on a theme of loneliness — that inescapable vulnerability that makes up so much of the human experience. To overcome this, LOST ASH embraces and incorporates a perspective and aesthetic based on destruction and the transience of life, that they call “taihaibi”…
landz. to Officially Disband
Fans of landz. were eagerly waiting for their return after just a few weeks ago, they went on hiatusdue to circumstances at home for each of the members. But as of yesterday, their activities have took a turn for the worse — it appears they’ll be officially disbanding this October. A statement was left on their OHP regarding their reasoning, and it’s been translated for you by our own Jackson…
Introducing: the LOTUS
Here’s a new band that seem to be on a straight shot toward VK stardom!