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  1. Linh-san

    Nellfin has released a free demo worldwide today at 17:00pm (Japan time). They have uploaded their songs on youtube. You can listen them here: They provided download links for REVE & Dearest. You can download the songs here: Through bandcamp link you can also name your own price and download the songs from there if you want to support them.
  2. Mamo

    I thought it was about time these guys got their own discussion. Easily one of the best bands going in the vk scene right now. Years Active: 2016-Present Members: Vo. 架神(Kagami) Gt. haku (→ Mizaria → AxiL(support) → Alive to Die → Butterfly syndrome → dexcore(support) → DEXCORE) Ba. 澄(to-ru) (→ dexcore(support) → DEXCORE) Dr. 直樹(Naoki) (→ Cena rate → KUSSE → ベリィ → DEATHGAZE(indefinite hiatus),→ DEXCORE) Former Members: Ba. tetsu (→ Vent Croix(Ba.tetsu) → Art for Art's Sake(Vo.) → dexcore(Ba.tetsu) Official Sources: http://dexcore.jp/ https://www.youtube.com/c/dexcoreofficialchannel https://twitter.com/dexcore_info https://www.instagram.com/dexcore_official/ https://itunes.apple.com/jp/artist/dexcore/id1189429264 Discography: [2016.10.28] Hunger (Live limited single) [2016.12.14] The Dead Sea (1st single) [2017.03.06-2017.05.08] 月9コア (ゲツクコア)(getsu9core) (Youtube exclusive album) [2017.12.13] Imitation (2nd single) [2017.12.25] 独り言(Hitorigoto) (Youtube exclusive song) [2018.04.04] BLACK PIG (Digital Single) [2018.06.27] NEW ERA (3rd Single)
  3. The poll question says it all really... whats the best jrock/VK song that has the classic [censored] beep in it? I don't really think Japan has an RIAA/FCC as such (and it's not like these indie VK bands are trying to get mainstream radio airplay with these songs), so these are instances of the band censoring words as a stylistic choice. And I really like all these songs... so hopefully you have examples of others to share! Deg's Mazohyst of Decadence is probably the most famous of the songs listed if you need an example of what I'm talking about. I voted for Merry Go Round's track myself... one of my fave songs.
  4. −真天地開闢集団−ジグザグ will release a digital single "Requiem" on 2020.08.19. The single can be purchased from iTunes, mora, レコチョク, BEING GIZA STUDIO, and more.
  5. リリース: 2005年6月29日 レーベル: Maniac Records 01. Infection 02. Dears 03. in vain 04. Grudge 05. 月の記憶-fallen- 06. Garnet 07. アベルとカイン 08.「浮遊した理想」 09. Forbidden 10. 灰と雨 11. Tainted World 12. [The world in a cage] 13. Marry of the blood ~bloody minded mix~ 14. BORN ~white stream mix~
  6. I've fallen out of the habit of watching PVs, but decided to check out xaa-xaa's latest and it really held my attention. Now I've been on a MV/PV binge. Let's talk PVs! Share your favorites/least favorites/etc. new or old, j-jpop, v-kei, j-rock and k-pop (i guess) I loved the color and style of this MV as well as the song. I don't know how xaa-xaa does it every time. Kazuki is really expressive (well, at least when it comes to showing despair lol) It reminded me of another one of my favorite mvs by pentagon. I mean the art direction is just *chef's kiss* and speaking of bands who release their best mv just before they disband, SuG's SICK'S is one of my all time favorites
  7. Hey So I'm selling some of the stuff I have [CDs are Japan Edition unless it's said to be EU] [shipping fees are: depends of the amount of CD you buy Ask for Pictures if you need it Everything gets shipped from France FOR LATIN AMERICA BUYERS: your post offices in Latin America seems to be shit (like really) so please understand that parcel may take a huge amount of time to arrive, and they don't seem to give a shit about tracking codes and don't scan it as they arrive so it doesn't get updated anymore. Furthermore as long as the parcel leaves France, I can't be held responsible for any loss Please note: I can't be held responsible for any broken case, when CDs leave my house, they are in great condition, if not like new, and I wrap them carefully to prevent any damage. It happened before that CDs arrive completely broken, this is most likely due to post offices putting heavy stuff on letters and small packages, result is broken cases. Everything is now in a google sheet, easier to read and keep track of ! enjoy the more than 480 CDs on this list ! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19RE1gmDJEe2uH_ujdOMksgymp_Yp1HoifFcJWbkmnG0/edit?usp=sharing Koda Kumi Bon Voyage Fanclub Edition 20€ Bon Voyage CD+DVD edtion 10€ Live Tour 2011 Déjavu (Live CD) 10€ Live Tour 2013 Japonesque (Live DVD) 15€ Hall Tour 2014 Bon Voyage (Live DVD) 15€ Goodies (shirt, hoodies etc) ペンタゴン / Pentagon T-Shirt onesize 25€ Chekis & Photos All Chekis & photos can be seen here, prices are put on the pictures. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10208007964179904.1073741830.1322358660&type=1&l=5a043bce6b PM me if you want to buy any of those, thank you Please PM an offer for the Tenten cheki if you are interested in it, there's no fixed price yet. Payment can be done by Paypal only for now
  8. yakihiko

    Band created in 2014 with some secrets lives before get finally announced formally on October 31th - November 1st. Members are Vocal: よしあつ/Yoshiatsu birthday: 05/20 Guitar: 太嘉志/Takashi birthday: 03/16 Bass: 金木朋宏/Tomo birthday: 01/30 Drums: 裕介/Yusuke birthday: 07/27 Releases: Albums: dadaism♯1 (mini-album) 2015.2 - 2015.7 (sold out) 01. SE 02.「溺れる魚」 03. MONEY 04. モルヒネ♯1 05. SEX! 06. モルヒネ♯2 07. ベルカとストレルカ dadaism♯2 (mini-album) 2016.1.13 01. ハイアンドロー 02. モルヒネ♯3 03. Ars amatoria 04. 地面 05. KURT 06.「ルシッド•ドリーム」 スタンチク (best album) 2016.06.15 01. オープニング 02.「リズリーサーカス」 03.「最終電車」 04. トレンドアイデンティティ 05. 融け込めないざらざらな芸術を君が殺してくれないか 06.「雨のワルツ」 07. ベルカとストレルカ (rerecorded version) 08. モルヒネ #1 09. モルヒネ #2 10. SEX!! 11.「溺れる魚」 12. MONEY 13. 月のうた 14. imitation hero. 15.「ルシッド・ドリーム」 16. KURT (Piano version) (regular edition content only) MV for 「リズリーサーカス」 (limited edition content only) dadaism♯3 (mini-album) 2017.04.19 01.「MATUBATION」 02. 愛してると言ってよ 03. NPD 04. ロマンスグレー 05. 狼少年と毒林檎 06. 私、バンギャじゃないわ MV for the first song (limited edition content only) 「This is LIVE」 2018.03.07 1. ファントムペイン 2. 白いゼラニウム 3.「THE KINKY」 4. イノセント・ホリック 5. ある日、世界は美しいと思った。 6. KIDS WAR (regular edition content only) MV for the third song (limited edition content only) Singles: 「雨のワルツ」 (single) 2015.07.15 01.「雨のワルツ」 02. 愁いリビドー 03. 腐ったミカンの方程式 (regular edition content only) LIVE DVD (limited edition content only) 「最終電車」 (single) 2015.09.02 01.「最終電車」 02. アパシー・ヒューマン 「HAPPY HALLOWEEN」 (live limited single) 2015.10.01 - 2016.03.19 (sold out) 01.「HAPPY HALLOWEEN」 「螺子」 (live limited single) 2016.03.13 (perhaps sold out) 01.「螺子」 「夢タラレバ」 (single) 2016.09.14 01.「夢タラレバ」 02. ブリキ 03.「HAPPY HALLOWEEN」 (remastered version) (regular edition content only) MV for the first song (limited edition content only) 「造花とカラシニコフ」 (single) 2016.12.07 01.「造花とカラシニコフ」 02. ディレンマとキャンドル 03. クワイエットレッド (regular edition content only) MV for the first song (limited edition content only) 「ポルノグラフ」 (single) 2017.07.12 01.「ポルノグラフ」 02. 別れのうた 03. ちょっとおかしな恋愛観 (regular edition content only) MV for the first song (limited edition content only) 「いいくすりと、わるいくすり」 2017.11.01 01. 「いいくすり」 02. 「わるいくすり」 03. アリス・イン・アンダーグラウンド (black edition content only) 03. 2017年 7月 21日の日記 (white edition content only) MV for 「いいくすり」 (black edition content only) MV for 「わるいくすり」 (white edition content only) 「僕はアンドロイド」 2018.07.18 1.「僕はアンドロイド」 2. 汚れる前に私を抱いて 3. FAKE (regular edition content only) MV for 「僕はアンドロイド」(limited edition content only) DVD: 3rd Anniversary ONEMAN TOUR FINAL「This is "LIVE”」 2018.03.21 東京キネマ倶楽部 2018.07.18 1. ファントムペイン 2. MONEY 3. 私、バンギャじゃないわ 4.「MASTURBATION.」 5.「THE KINKY」 6. イノセント・ホリック 7. トレンドアイデンティティ 8. ロマンスグレー 9. モルヒネ♯2 10.「わるいくすり」 11.「溺れる魚」 12.「雨のワルツ」 13. 月のうた 14. 融け込めないざらざらな芸術を君が殺してくれないか 15. 白いゼラニウム 16. ベルカとストレルカ 17.「夢タラレバ」 18.「リズリーサーカス」 19. クワイエットレッド 20.「ポルノグラフ」 21. KIDS WAR 22. ある日、世界は美しいと思った。 -BONUS- マルチアングルLIVE映像 (Multi Angle Members) 01.「リズリーサーカス」(よしあつ Angle Version) 02. モルヒネ♯2 (太嘉志 Angle Version) 03. イノセント・ホリック (朋 Angle Version) 04. ベルカとストレルカ (裕介 Angle Version)
  9. リリース: 1994年10月26日 レーベル: MCAレコード ▼収録曲 01. Loveless 02. Rosier 03. Face To Face 04. Civilize 05. Genesis Of Mind~夢の彼方へ~ 06. Aurora 07. In Future 08 .Fake 09. True Blue 10. Mother What are your thoughts on the album?
  10. New brazillian band "PlatoniC Dolls" has formed, will start your activities in June with your first single. "PlatoniC Dolls" members: Vo. ALE Gt. TONI Gt. KIRAI Ba. MOMOKO Dr. NAORU Official Page
  11. inartistic

    Twitter 🌹 Patreon 🌹 Discord 🌹 YouTube 🌹 Facebook 🌹 RSS 🌹 Goods ✨vk.gy✨ (ブイケージ, like “v-k-jee” or “v-cage”) is a visual kei library powered by fans like you. It houses years of vk news, thousands of artist profiles, extensive discography information, and much more. (We've recently added official videos, so soon you'll be able to browse those in one place too!) We have exclusive information and images that you won't find anywhere else, as well as special features directly from the bands. ★・・・・・・★・・・・・・★・・・・・・★ After joining, you can create your custom vk avatar, which will appear around the site. You can export your avatar as an icon to use at other sites, or as an auto-updating signature banner (which you've seen used by people here at MH). Of course the icon and banner are available in light or dark versions 🌚 ★・・・・・・★・・・・・・★・・・・・・★ vk.gy is integrated with Mp3tag, so you can quickly and easily tag any CDs that you rip (and it automatically grabs cover art too). Simply download the script from your account page, drop it into the appropriate folder, and then you can utilize the full vk.gy database. ★・・・・・・★・・・・・・★・・・・・・★ There are lots of other random features. If you just hate seeing romaji, you can toggle the site to Japanese mode at any time. If you're online 24/7, you can save your eyes by switching to dark mode in your account settings. There's a flyer of the day, artist of the day, weekly band access ranking, artist tagging, release rating, the ability to track releases that you own, and more. vk.gy is under active development (shoutout to co-developer @Peace Heavy mk II), and we do consider suggestions/requests from the community. ★・・・・・・★・・・・・・★・・・・・・★ If you'd like to support vk.gy, you can upgrade your account to 👑VIP status through Patreon. VIP members get almost-daily development updates, access to a limited Discord channel, exclusive avatar options, beta access to new features, priority support, priority consideration of feature requests, and more. For any exclusive images around the site, VIP members get access to the full-res, unwatermarked versions (and this extends to Mp3tag as well). You'll also get a “VIP” badge beside your username, and a ★ by your username in your forum banner. There are occasional physical rewards too! All Patreon supporters are listed on the main page of vk.gy. They're responsible for keeping the site running, and for funding occasional events such as our t-shirt giveaway, New Year postcards, and free stickers. So shoutout to all of the amazing Patreon supporters, and special shoutout to RarezHut and 666 Bistro, who support at the advertiser level! ★・・・・・・★・・・・・・★・・・・・・★ ✨If you would like to help✨ If you want to add information to the site, just let me know your username and I'll set you up. Or, pop into our Discord and tell us what you know. The Discord is also the best place to let us know about any bugs, or to make feature requests. We're also looking for people who can help translate the Japanese press releases/live reports that we get, or for people who can help manage our social media accounts. Of course, you can also help the site just by using it. Leave some comments, tag some artists, rate a release or two, or check a random band in the database and learn something new. If you've read through all of this, thank you for your time m(_ _)m ★・・・・・・★・・・・・・★・・・・・・★ ✨vk.gy✨ Twitter 🌹 Patreon 🌹 Discord 🌹 YouTube 🌹 Facebook 🌹 RSS 🌹 Goods
  12. Yukimoto

    Hey Guys so last night I saw Virge live for the first time and they were amazing! So I thought I would come here and talk about their live on their Artist post but they didn't have one So I thought I would start one and talk about the live I went to last night! For starters here is their new Look and list of their current discography! 遼-ryo- 紫月-sizuki- 沁-shin- 或-aru- Discography 1st Mini Album ~ UTOPIA [2017.05.03] 1.琥珀 (Kohaku) 2.恨ミ言 (Uramigoto) 3.夜明け、灰色の呼吸 (Yoake、haiiro no kokyuu) 4.ボクノ悪イ癖 (Boku no warui kuse) 5.蓮華 (Renge) 6.ユートピア (UTOPIA) Like an Edison: Bonus CD 「暁」(Akatsuki) 1.暁 (Akatsuki) Live-limited and Like an Edison CD ~ 不透明な雨 (Futoumeina ame) [2017.07.26] 1. 止マヌ雨 (Tomanu Ame) 2. 凶夢 (Kyoumu) 3. 二枚舌 (Bonus Track) (Nimaijita) Ikebukuro Black Hole Live-limited CD ~ 紅いドレス [2017.10.21] 1. 紅いドレス (Akai Dress) 1st Single ~ 夜想 [2017.11.01] CD 1.夜想 (Yasou) 2.お人形遊び (Oningyou Asobi) 3.泡沫 (Utakata) 4.凱歌 (Gaika) DVD 1.夜想 (Yasou) Music Video Like an Edison Version Bonus CD: 「fated」
  13. I created this thread because I'm curious about how visual kei fandoms behave. Yes, I already have the idea that SOME fans can be...crazy, to say the least. But, I want to get deeper into the visual kei fandom AND know the fan club names (i.e.: The Gazette's fan club name is Heresy, DIAURA's fan club name is Gumin, etc.). If there is already a thread similar to this, feel free to send me the link there. I guess I could start by saying, for example, comparing bands to each other will definitely open a can of worms. So all you have to do is name a visual kei fandom and a few words and phrases associated with them that the fandom DOESN'T want to hear either because of a sad, traumatic event that happened or because of pure annoyance. In short, offend a visual kei fandom as quickly as possible using a few words and phrases.
  14. Ex. FIXER and Ex. LIM members session band will perform at 高田馬場(Takadanobaba) AREA at a live event titled "Takadanobaba AREA presents コスモタウン夏休み~初日~ (Cosmo Town Summer Vacation-First Day-) on 2019.07.20. Members: Vo.タツミ(Tatsumi) (ex.LIM) Gu.優真(Yuhma) (ex.FIXER) Gu.宗馬(Souma) (ex.LIM) Ba.なお(Nao) (f.k.a. 70. (f.k.a ナオ(Nao.)(ex.FIXER) Dr.知哉(tomoya)(formerly written 朋弥(tomoya)(ex.シュヴァルツカイン(SchwarzKain) ex. FIXER (support) https://www.pikarin.jp/contents/243314
  15. I have been thinking a lot about why the Visual Kei "trend" outside of Japan faded, just like the emo/scene kid trend did. I miss the old days a lot, I am so tired of all those Kardashian wannabes... no originality, everyone is dressing up the same way and everyone is listening to Ariana Grande etc. It feels like all the subcultures are gone. Feminists are the only ones you see these days who has piercings and colorful hair... which is sad. If you went to the mall about 10 years ago you would see huge gangs of Visual Kei fans hanging out. They were everywhere playing music out loud from their phone speakers, talking about how to get their hair perfectly straight or teased to perfection, the hottest member of their favourite band and they had cute pins on their shirts with band names. I hope I'm not the only one who is missing the old days. I want it back, and I hope you can help me make Visual Kei popular again :(! What caused it to become so popular? I think this question is very important to be able to bring it back again! My thoughts on this is that some people outside of Japan discovered Visual Kei on the internet. Then they started to dress that way. People saw those people in public or in schools etc, and thought they looked cool, asked them what it was all about and then it kind of spread. I saw that happening a lot, me and my friends showed up in school after the summer break 2007 in 7th grade dressed up in Visual Kei after we had discovered Phantasmagoria a month or so earlier through a friend of a friend who was into Visual Kei. After that more and more people at my school started to dress in visual kei and it became super huge in my city. Online we got in touch with other fans across the country and it felt almost religious! Sadly it faded away around 2010... only a small percent is still holding on to it. It's sad! It started to fade when Facebook became more and more popular, I believe. Before that everyone just spent their time online in old forums etc you know. I believe facebook, instagram, twitter and stuff like that killed the subcultures because everyone is exposed to the mainstream and everything that isn't mainstream gets filtered away because people tend to upvote Kardashian related things etc which makes visual kei related things etc harder to discover. I am a member of a lot of visual kei groups on facebook, I follow pages of my favourite artists etc... but when I scroll through my feed about 90% of everything I see is just posts with 100K+ likes about Ariana Grande and things like that. No wonder why Visual Kei is fading more and more, social media etc filters it out even for the most hardcore fans. Same thing on youtube, I use youtube mostly to listen to Visual Kei music or watch art channels. In my feed, recommended videos and related videos I only get videos about James Charles and "10 things you didn't know about Kylie Jenner"... I never even watch or care about that shit. Are we getting brainwashed into becoming mainstream? What is it that Visual Kei doesn't have that James Charles, Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande etc has? I mean... they seam to be so important to everyone and I am getting forced to know everything about them because social media won't show me the stuff that I am interested in, even though 70% of everything I ever do on the internet is Visual Kei related... >___> The new generation can't discover it like we did because social media filters it out! It feels like they want Visual Kei to be forgotten. I mean... we still hear scene kid music playing on the radio, we still hear 90's grunge playing on the radio... but not Visual Kei even though it was just as mainstream back in the day as grunge etc was. Only difference is that Visual Kei isn't dead and new bands are still popping up and the genre is changing/evolving which makes it new and fresh unlike grunge and scene kid music which is exactly the same as it was back then(just more dead). How do we change this? What if we all dress up as visual kei as possible, take the hottest and coolest pictures ever and post everywhere, link Visual Kei related things all over the web and go outside and inspire people? Is that what it takes to make it popular again? Who sets the trends? Who decided that Visual Kei should fade right after it's peak in 2009? Would you be happy if Visual Kei became popular again? Why/why not? What are your thoughts?
  16. Hello everyone! ❤ I'm Kerin, a 21 year-old female. My interests are visual kei, K-pop, and idol anime. I've been lurking here for a few days before creating an account and making a post here. Let's go! I started listening to visual kei around late December 2013 - early January 2014. The first visual kei band I heard was Alice Nine with their song BLUE FLAME. Next was DIAURA with their song Lost November, and suddenly I fell into the visual kei hole. Other bands I've listened to were DIV, Arlequin, NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST, etc. While I was in the midst of discovering visual kei, I've also found K-pop but decided to listen to the genre casually. I probably - no, definitely - failed at that because my old playlist transformed from post-2010 metalcore to current pop sensations, seeing how much K-pop had taken over my life. For some reason in late 2017, I decided to delve into stan culture. So, I scrolled through my old playlist and clicked on a random video. Turns out I discovered BTS with songs like War of Hormone and Boy In Luv from that old playlist. Who knew that underground nugu K-pop group would make it big and break records in the United States? Not me, that's for sure! After the BTS boom for a couple of months to an entire year, I decided to look into another group I could stan and that was EXO - a veteran group whose fandom were ARMY's rivals. The first songs I've listened to from EXO were Overdose and Growl (Those songs were in my old playlist too.), but I didn't delve in until listening to Monster and Call Me Baby. Following EXO, I stanned SNSD and TWICE. So if K-pop took over my playlist, then how did I manage to find my way back to visual kei? By pure nostalgia. My brain suddenly started playing DIAURA in my head, and that's when I discovered FINALE. Upon seeing the song title, I thought that they were actually disbanding and that I was a terrible fan for not knowing about it. Fortunately, that wasn't the case. I guess you could say I'm stanning visual kei instead of just casually listening to it nowadays. If you have any new groups that could possibly pique my interest or any news pertaining to past groups I've listened to, then feel free to let me know and we'll start chatting! 😊
  17. Mamo

    I feel like the exact opposite of this statement is true. They started coping DEG with the release of "Cold Blood" but before that they had their own original sound.
  18. Heya everybody! So a week or so ago, I promised I was in the works of something special for the site, and here it is! Okay, so I associate with a good amount of guys who were active in the visual kei scene. Most of them retired, some of them are still active. So, I decided to reach out to figure out what their top 5 visual kei bands were! I've gotten several responses, so I thought I'd share them with you all, since maybe some of you would be interested, especially those who are super hardcore into old school kei like I am. Enjoy! Mar (also known as Michael) ::(PROFILE):: ~CHILD HOOD'S END/CHILD (1996~2003)~ ~Indigo7 (2003~2005)~ ~NICK (2006~2007)~ ~High Speed Boyz (2008~2010)~ ~FREEDOM BEATS ORCHESTRA (fbo) (2011~Present)~ Mar's/Michael's top 5 1. X JAPAN 2. AION 3. LADIES ROOM 4. hide with Spread Beaver 5. BUCK-TICK ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yohey ::(PROFILE):: ~DUKE VAJRA (1994~1995)~ ~E-QAL/Hyuge (1995~2001)~ ~RED JAPES (2002~2004)~ ~BananaBazooka (2008)~ ~Burnny Crisis (2008~2009)~ ~arms never rust (2011~2012)~ ~noodloop (2013~2019)~ ~Kizuzura Dandy (キズヅラダンディ) (2015~Present)~ ~Zettai Reido (絶対零度) (2019~Present) Yohey's top 5: 1. LUNA SEA 2. X JAPAN 3. MIYAVI 4. Plastic Tree 5. SEX MACHINEGUNS ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kazz ::(PROFILE):: ~STRAIGHT (1999~2002)~ ~ROXXANE (2008~Present)~ Kazz's top 5: 1. Sid (シド) 2. MIYAVI 3. Gackt 4. L'arc-en-Ciel 5. Janne Da Arc ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Toshiya ::(PROFILE):: ~Sleep My Dear (1991~1992)~ ~L'amour Fou (1993~1999)~ ~The Raindrops (2003~2006)~ ~Kyo-zon (共存) (2006~Present)~ Toshiya's top 5: 1. BUCK-TICK 2. Up-Beat 3. KATZE 4. LUNA SEA 5. L'arc-en-Ciel ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tamaki (環) ::(PROFILE):: ~Six O'clock (1989~1996)~ ~ORANGE JAM (1998~2001)~ ~Rakudazubon (ラクダズボン) (2001~2003)~ ~Jack Dinosaur (ジャックダイナソー) (2001~2004)~ ~Liberty (2005~2009)~ Tamaki's top 5: 1. DEAD END 2. Oblivion Dust 3. Valentine D.C. 4. LADIES ROOM 5. THREE EYES JACK ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Atsushi ::(PROFILE):: ~Rummy (1994~1995)~ ~ZELIACORT (1995~1996)~ ~CLeiR (1996~1998)~ ~THE CLOCK WORK ORANGE (1999~2010)~ Atsushi's top 5: 1. DEAD END 2. Gargoyle 3. 44MAGNUM 4. KATZE 5. JOLLY PICKLES (ジョリーピックルス) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Asaki ::(PROFILE):: ~GUNIW TOOLS (1994~2000, 2014~Present)~ ~AGE of PUNK (2001~Present)~ ~BUG (2002~2012)~ ~vez (2012~Present)~ ~ROLL-B DINOSAUR (2015~Present) Asaki's top 5: 1. BUCK-TICK 2. SOFT BALLET 3. THE MAD CAPSULE MARKETS 4. SCHAFT 5. hide ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kazunori (和教) ::(PROFILE):: ~SEPHIROT (1998~2000)~ ~TRIC STER ROJIC (2000~2001)~ ~SHÖBIT (2001~2003)~ ~Shonen Kamikaze (少年カミカゼ) (2004~2008, 2011~2016)~ ~ANIME GIRL (2015~Present)~ Kazunori's top 5: 1. CASCADE 2. LUNA SEA 3. Laputa 4. ROUAGE 5. PIERROT ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Donni ::(PROFILE):: ~REPTERIA (1990~1993)~ ~sonic pop goes nowhere (1993~1995)~ ~Acid Bell (1995~1997)~ ~superbrunch (1997~2001)~ ~HELP (2001~2002)~ ~DOVERMAN (ドーベルマン) (2002~2004)~ ~Matsudo Rocks (松戸ロックス) (2004~2007)~ ~Brother42 (2007~2013)~ ~loco hermanos (2013~Present)~ Donni's top 5: 1. X JAPAN 2. YOUTHQUAKE 3. ZI:KILL 4. SEX MACHINEGUNS 5. ROSEN KREUZ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yasunori (泰典) ::(PROFILE):: ~Black Berry (1998~2003)~ ~Jitterbug (ジルバ) (2004~Present)~ Yasunori's top 5: 1. SHULA 2. Uchuu Sentai NOIZ (宇宙戦隊NOIZ) 3. UILUS 4. PLUSxCANNER 5. MAGGIE MAE ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hava ::(PROFILE):: ~JACK UP (1990~1999, 2014~Present)~ Hava's top 5: 1. LUNA SEA 2. L'arc-en-Ciel 3. Kuroyume (黒夢) 4. La'cryma Christi 5. Sleep My Dear ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Shizuru (静流) ::(PROFILE):: ~VEIRL (1995~1997)~ ~PLEIADES (1997~1999)~ ~INTELLIGENT SEE THROUGH (2000~2001)~ ~GRAND ZERO (2002~2004)~ ~閃-hirameki- (2008~2012)~ ~御剣 -Mitsurugi- (2015~Present)~ Shizuru's top 5: 1. LUNA SEA 2. X JAPAN 3. Silver~Rose 4. Gargoyle 5. MERRY (メリー) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Takashi (岳) ::(PROFILE):: ~Puzzle (1995~1999, 2017~Present)~ ~Gringo (グリンゴ) (2000~2011) Takashi's top 5: 1. DEAD END 2. GASTUNK 3. D'ERLANGER 4. ZIGGY 5. REACTION ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hikaru (光) ::(PROFILE):: ~BIIR (1994~2002)~ Hikaru's top 5: 1. LUNA SEA 2. THE YELLOW MONKEY 3. L'arc-en-Ciel 4. MALICE MIZER 5. SIAM SHADE ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ken (健) ::(PROFILE):: ~Ba-Ira (1992~1997)~ ~couch>>case (1998~2003, 2009~2012)~ ~add9s (2014~Present)~ Ken's top 5: 1. BUCK-TICK 2. LUNA SEA 3. MALICE MIZER 4. Kuroyume (黒夢) 5. ZIGZO ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sammy ::(PROFILE):: ~DANGER (1986~1988)~ ~BILLY & THE SLUTS (1988~1997, 2009~Present)~ Sammy's top 5: 1. X JAPAN 2. COLOR 3. Dir en Grey 4. ZI:KILL 5. LADIES ROOM ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yosuke (陽輔) ::(PROFILE):: ~ATOMIC TORNADO (1992~1996, 2001~2008)~ ~LEMON-GLASS (1996~2000)~ Yosuke's top 5: 1. X JAPAN 2. LUNA SEA 3. Dir en Grey 4. Golden Bomber (ゴールデンボンバー) 5. DELUHI ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RSK (::PROFILE::) ~Bang-Doll (1998~2016)~ RSK's top 5: 1. LUNA SEA 2. Sleep My Dear 3. PIERROT 4. L'arc-en-Ciel 5. Dir en Grey ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kenji (::PROFILE::) ~STYLE (1995~1998)~ ~Nuts Gang. (ナッツGang.) (2001~2010)~ Kenji's top 5: 1. L'arc-en-Ciel 2. La'cryma Christi 3. LUNA SEA 4. Merry Go Round 5. FANATIC◇CRISIS -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  19. So here it is! Versailles's first proper release since their hiatus in 2012! I'd really like to hear what you guys thought about it so I'm starting a review thread of my own. 1: La Musique I'd say probably one of the more solid tracks on the album. I really like the verses and solid piano break near the middle. 8/10 2: Shadows Fang Sounds pretty standard for them. It doesn't really blow my mind. 7/10 3: Inheritance I like the neat little transition from bass, guitar, and vocals before returning to the chorus again. 7.5/10 4: A Day Without You I like the rocking guitars at the beginning. It almost reminds me a little bit of The Revenant Choir. This song is starting to grow on me. Also has a pretty good chorus. 8/10 5: Lineage After hearing the previews I honestly thought I was going to hate this song. Funny because I actually think it's one of the best songs on the album after hearing it in full. The symphonic sounding intro that repeats throughout the song is very good. I honestly wouldn't hesitate to call this one of their best songs if it wasn't for the weird chorus which sounds kinda out of place imo. 8/10 6: Marionette. You're responsible for this one aren't you kamijo? >.> hmmm.. ok 8.5/10 ~Overall Thoughts~ A decent return for them but I wouldn't consider it among their best. Definitely inferior in comparison to their other mini-album lyrical sympathy but it's not that bad.
  20. Uraraka

    DIAURA was formed in 2010 by Vocalist Yo-ka and guitarist Kei (both former Valluna members). Their PVs/MVs and songs have become gradually darker since their first releases. They are the main band of the record label Ains. Vocals: Yo-ka Guitar: Kei (佳衣) Bass: Shoya (翔也) (since 2011) Drums: Tatsuya (達也) (since 2013) Official Website Their latest Release is "月光" from August 3, 2016 and they have an upcoming Album "My Resistance" issued for November 2016. Some of their songs: What do you think about them? And what are your favourite songs/albums?
  21. alehandroll

    Panic Channel (パニックちゃんねる) was a visual kei band formed in November 2002 by vocalist MEGURU (ex. Garasu), Kana (ex. Virtione), Tsubasa (ex. Cynical Biscuit), Tara (ex. Virtione) and Yuusuke (ex. RAVAGE) . It was characterized by having an alter-ego, called "PANIC☆ch", which had a melodic and catchy sound, unlike "Panic Channel", with heavier songs and linked to kote kei. Does anyone remember them?
  22. My general idea for this thread is for it to be a place for people (like me) who have some jrock/VK odds & ends that they want to get rid of to pass them along to others who may want them. So everyone that has some old flyers you're never going to hang up, or magazines you really don't need taking up space on your shelf; post away! If there are any 'rules' they are: 1. You can only charge shipping. 2. No posting an offer to buy something after it has been claimed. If someone posts something, they've committed to giving it away. 3. Only claim something if you want it for yourself, don't try to resell something somebody gave you. (I certainly can't police this, but c'mon, don't be a jerk) Everything is spoken for... thanks for the help cleaning everybody.
  23. GAZTREA is a band from Germany somewhere between Metal, Pop and Visual Kei influences. http://www.gaztrea.com Vocals: Kal Guitar: Sai Guitar: Momo Bass: Cozmo Drums (Support): Daniel
  24. CAT5

    Yeah, I know. You'd think a thread like this already existed here, but somehow, it doesn't. (well, there was this old thread, but that's not exactly the same thing.) So yeah, what are some of your favorite guitar solos in J-rock? You know, those solos that are so damn soulful that they sucker punch you right in the feelz, those solos that absolutely melt your face off with their sheer technical prowess, or those solos that are just inexplicably memorable! Whatever the reason, what are some of the guitar solos that have spoken to YOU? .... A somewhat recent solo that's become a favorite of mine is in "PHANTOM" by lynch. It actually caught me off guard, since I wouldn't typically expect it from this band, but man, I found this one to be pretty powerful. It's very clean and traditional, but it's also very soulful. They definitely hit all the "right" notes, and for me, the solo is the apex of this song. Listening to this was what initially prompted me to search for a thread like this, and subsequently make this one. The solo starts at about 2:48. This is probably the most recent J-rock solo that's cemented itself in my head. Though I'll probably post more at a later date. What are some of your favorites? (also, please use spoilers if you add video)
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