KAMIJO // Behind the Mask (3/3): OSCAR

Bonjour!
As you probably know by now, KAMIJO is preparing to tour Europe this June with his "The Anthem" tour, and for that reason we're doing a little promotion of our own. With our three-part "Behind the Mask" series we aim to give you a different view of KAMIJO's solo works by diving into his story of Louis XVII.
Since this story spans various releases, we've divided it into three parts. In this third and final part we'll cover the "OSCAR" album, which was released in 2022.

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KAMIJO // “My aesthetic is to keep it a secret and strive for it.”

Bonjour! (I promise I’m almost done with using that opening…)
By now I’m pretty sure you’ve heard about KAMIJO’s upcoming European tour “The Anthem” that’s going to take place (at the moment of writing) next month, but just in case you haven’t… We’ve made a post detailing all tour dates

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KAMIJO // Behind the Mask (2/3): Sang

Bonjour!
As you probably know by now, KAMIJO is preparing to tour Europe this June with his "The Anthem" tour, and for that reason we're doing a little promotion of our own. With our three-part "Behind the Mask" series we aim to give you a different view of KAMIJO's solo works by diving into his story of Louis XVII.
Since this story spans various releases, we've divided it into three parts. In this second part we'll cover the "Sang" album, which was released in 2018.

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FORBIDDEN // “To us “FORBIDDEN” is the name of the future we’re aiming for.”

FORBIDDEN is the newest musical project of guitarist 凛 (Lin) and vocalist 鋲 (Byou), who you might recognize from projects like brodiaea, Lilith, Affective Synergy, SCREW, KHRYST+ and their solo careers.
FORBIDDEN officially launched in December of 2023, which means they're still a relatively new band, but their concept is very solid already. More than enough reason for us to ask the guys for some more information about FORBIDDEN!

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KAMIJO // Behind the Mask (1/3): Symphony of The Vampire

Bonjour!
As you probably know by now, KAMIJO is preparing to tour Europe this June with his "The Anthem" tour, and for that reason we're doing a little promotion of our own. With our three-part "Behind the Mask" series we aim to give you a different view of KAMIJO's solo works by diving into his story of Louis XVII.
Since this story spans various releases, we've divided it into three parts. In this first part we'll cover the "Symphony of The Vampire" EP, which was released in 2014.

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MIRAI // “Music crosses borders.”

It’s been a while since we last featured Angels’ Temptation, but that doesn’t mean the members have just been sitting around and doing nothing. Our last time featuring them unfortunately had some sad news about a member leaving the group, and it has been a bit quiet in terms of new music coming from the

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竜神 (RYUJIN) // (2/2) “I would like to introduce Samurai Metal around the world!”

Last week we already published part one of our interview with 篠本竜司 (Shinomoto Ryuji), in which we spoke about the reason behind the change from GYZE to 竜神 (RYUJIN), as well as 竜司 (Ryuji)’s musical history and his international ambitions as a Japanese metal musician.

Since 竜司 (Ryuji) was so open about

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竜神 (RYUJIN) // (1/2) “I thought this was my fate, and became a dragon god.”

We have quite a treat for you today, one that we have been working on for quite some time. Perhaps you might have heard of 竜神 (RYUJIN) already, but in case you haven’t, here’s a (very quick) rundown:
竜神 (RYUJIN) is the newest musical incarnation of 篠本竜司 (Shinomoto Ryuji), who you might also recognize as

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Pluto // “I hope I can express the pain in my heart and the emotions that I’m afraid to share with others”

It’s been a while since our last interview, but we wanted to start 2024 off with something a little different this time. For this interview we’ve asked vocalist 蒼月 (Tsuzuki) and guitarist 螢 (Kei) some questions about their band Pluto – which is a project I have personally been following

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JILUKA // VENΦM: You’ll see a new hell

Welcome to V Reviews. My name is V.
And in this latest installment music video review, I will be covering JILUKA’s latest incredible track “VENΦM”.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the band, here’s a short primer on them: they are a ヴィジュアル系 (Visual Kei) one with one of

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