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 // “Too much fakers, I show you who is G.O.A.T”

If you’re familiar with the modern ヴィジュアル系 (Visual Kei) scene it’s quite likely that you have seen the name “JILUKA” at least once, or possibly have seen a photo or video from Sena’s YouTube channel. What we’re trying to say is that it’s quite hard to not recognize at least something from this group, be

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Rides In ReVellion // Ride the wave of revolution

Rides In ReVellion isn’t exactly a brand new name in the ヴィジュアル系 (Visual Kei) scene, since they already started sharing their music with us fans in 2015. Since then the lineup has changed a little, but currently the group exists out of four members: vocalist 黎 (Kuro), guitarists TaJI and 椿 (Tsubaki) and

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Zeke Deux // “To go further, we have to grow stronger.”

Zeke Deux are still a relatively young group, but despite the young age of the project, the experience the members bring to the group is quite overwhelming on it’s own. Existing out of Kakeru (ex-Scarlet Valse) on vocals, Haruka (ex-the Reveude) on guitar and Maya (ex-LuLu) on bass as members, and “project

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Alpha999 // “If I keep saying it out loud, it will eventually come true.”

Alpha999 is the solo project from vocalist TAKA, and in the last few years we’ve already done an introduction-style interview, as well as an interview regarding the project “Lounge Room”, which TAKA and Syu started during the pandemic to keep fans -both local and worldwide- not only entertained, but

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3470.mon // “I started Visual Kei because I thought Visual Kei was the opposite”

Before we get to the actual contents of this post, we have to do a little bit of an introduction first. Since we’ll be doing something a little different than usual… The following interview was not conducted by us here at Arlequin Magazine, but by オザキケイト (Ozaki Keito) in late August of 2021.

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Clownus // “Call us clowns all you want, we’ll still do our own things”

The name “Clownus” is probably as much of a new name for you as it was for us, despite the band being around since 2018 already. As the title implies, this group very much does their own things at their own pace.

But who exactly are Clownus? Well, let me give you a very quick introduction before I let the band

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