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  1. 17 points
    Takadanobabaalien

    Show Yourself (again)

    Me and my homie Ai from gulu gulu
  2. 16 points
    Duwang

    DIMLIM new album release

    They will also release their 2nd full album in December. No details yet though.
  3. 11 points
    Shaolan974

    DIMLIM new album release

    new look they will hold their oneman live "存在証明" at 2019/09/20 at Aoyama RizM
  4. 7 points
    I once translated a Nazare song as a request on YouTube and Nazare asked me to remove it (which I did, and was grateful for them to not report it instead straight away), and today Nazare followed me on Twitter. Now, we KNOW it's not thinking about who they're following and more following for more followers - but it's still funny!
  5. 6 points
    nekkichi

    Dir en grey

    the wind whispers: stream CHEDOARA ~ ~ ~
  6. 5 points
    アクメ(ACME) 6th single "WONDERFUL WORLD" will be released at 2019/10/30. TrackList: 01. WONDERFUL WORLD 02. Replay 03. WONDERFUL WORLD (karaoke version)
  7. 4 points
    watch me make an account on twitter just so I can follow vk bands...
  8. 4 points
    It wasn't completely sold out, but there were a lot of people, I'd say 300-350 people plus around 50 kankeisha on the second floor. Vanitas -white- and 愛憎につき...-black are Sho only versions of the songs. They're both quite a bit different than the originals.
  9. 4 points
    libertine

    Dir en grey

    I don't understand why missing a few falsettos live is such a big deal. Between 2005 and 2006 Kyo didn't hit any notes live and people were fine with it.
  10. 4 points
    suji

    DIMLIM

    welcome to vk fandom
  11. 4 points
    Woah. This is such a pleasant surprise. Considering their...marketing strategies I wasn’t expecting them to be this good. Edit: After giving it a few more listens, they really give me ACME vibes. But I’m not complaining!
  12. 4 points
    Today's livestream: I shall just... leave this here without a comment lol If ya want to download it for some reason -> DL
  13. 4 points
    I can't but think of the people here going through an album's production with a fucking tape measure and a try square looking for some hot takes as utterly ridiculous dilettantes who are on a quest to rate and evaluate everything they come across from dogs to cats to hotdogs and shoehorning them into some system of cosmically applying universal worth, like a senile bookie trying to get one over the plebs of the board that has rigged the game so many times to his own favor that he has come to believe that's how it's supposed to be played. Unsurprisingly this takes place mostly on the threads related to Dir en grey in one way or another, and I hope that one day whoever supplies the audio equipment to these people decides to send them boxes of tapes containing different bass frequencies and one note sounds recorded with different studio presets, so that they can spend the rest of their lives busy with their ear pressed against the speaker being fully content about that crystal clear HQ sound, because god forbid we'd have to see these people writing about music again when they could be spending their parents money on audio jacks and Pepsi instead. Some of the best releases in rock music history sound like they were recorded with an Xbox 360 headset so fuck off already with this shit and go watch the past seasons of american idol on VCR and pretend to be Simon like you really want to. Considering what vk has been doing from X's look to Kiyoharu's simulated hanging on stage to today, I don't think the word edgy has a place in the conversation with any other role than as a praise full of positive connotations only. While some people sure are eager to please and orientate themselves towards the lamestream taste with their hands and knees begging for their family to listen to their shitty japanese music at family gatherings and hand out positive affirmations, the rest ought to know that the only thing that really matters to any autonomous subject is the sincerity of their self-expression and the intellectual integrity that's solely their own. The general impulse of the public is to take the edges out of everything and grind them down into submission and guilt over being "lame" and "embarrassing," so hopefully instead of edgy music the people here can find things with the coarse edges done polished down so smooth that they'll trip and fall on their heads, becoming completely paralysed and unable to use their hands to write anything as stupid as they are in the future.
  14. 3 points
    ghost

    Ghost's music

    So, in my free time I like to dabble in composition. I don't really have a style yet, as it's just for fun, and I don't know much about music production. I'm gonna start this thread with a song I started like 2 years ago and finally sat down and finished tonight. It's inspired from Castlevania music (specifically the soundtracks that Michiru Yamane worked on - Symphony of the Night, Lament of Innocence, etc.) It starts off like a requiem but climaxes like an overture. If you like organs, harpsichord, and choral music, you might dig it.
  15. 3 points
    I've been wanting to write some of this stuff out forever because I'm a huge digital packrat and I like to archive these types of things... I don't think any of this has been written out anywhere before, but I'm not sure how much people actually care about the fan culture part of VK here, especially the Japanese fan culture, and especially the online Japanese fan culture. But, just in case any of you are also level 50 Turbo Nerds I thought I should post it here. I hope this is a sensible place to put it?? this piece is WAY too long for how lame the subject is and i'm so sorry tl;dr: tanuki is old as fuck and there used to be another tanuki and forums are dead, long live tanuki edit: fixed a number i screwed up
  16. 3 points
    chocobuzz

    random thoughts thread

    How do I turn off my feelings? I'm not necessarily enjoying it when I'm lying in bed ready to sleep and my brains suddenly decide to start thinking of this guy I really like and remind me of how I'll never see him again and how I don't have any chance with him anyway. I need sleep not this shit argh.
  17. 3 points
    emmny

    DIMLIM new album release

    we need an old head. SATOSHI from DID COmE THRUUUUU also hype af for new album :')
  18. 3 points
    nullmoon

    Dir en grey

    Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?! 😂
  19. 3 points
    TheZigzagoon

    DIMLIM new album release

    I’m glad they still wanna keep going after the members leaving, they’re too good to the VK scene to lose
  20. 3 points
    geist

    Dir en grey

    Arche was the reason I temporarily stopped listening to the band, The Insulated World is why I came back. Arche isn’t bad but there’s nothing going for it. In total it’s an album with cool parts but nothing holds it together for me maybe because there’s so much filler. Also, let’s stop pretending Kyos vocals weren’t awful around 2013-2015. With Dum Spiro Spero and Arche, Kyo began relying on those falsettos that he can’t reliably hit. They’re all over Arche and when they play these songs live, even songs from DSS, they don’t sound as good as they do on the record because they’re songs crafted in the studio with things Kyo could only do in the studio. The Insulated World is an album the band can actually perform live, sounds great live, and shows the band at a creative peak no one expected them to hit. TIW is better than Uroboros by a long shot and maybe even DSS largely because they’re dealing with more complicated song ideas. The material is just so much more interesting. The only downside is the production isn’t as great as Uroboros but I tend not to obsess over that stuff. The Insulated World is great and deserves to be in company with the likes of Uroboros and Dum Spiro Spero.
  21. 3 points
    Jigsaw9

    MALICE MIZER

    This video snippet of Közi playing an acoustic version of MALICE MIZER's Garnet is just what I needed today. ♥
  22. 3 points
    Ikki

    Your last music-related buy!

    Kamaitachi tapes; two of them are supposed to be live shows and the rest are demo tapes. Decameron - Merry Christmas for you demo tape Decameron - 30th Anniversary live distribution Kamaitachi concert dvd Decameron PV vhs VA - Face of Soleil II Cats in Boots - Kicked & Clawed Cats in Boots - Demonstration D'erlanger - Basilisk D'erlanger - La Vie En Rose
  23. 3 points
    Jury Duty over. I'm happy. Defense attorney was hawt as fuck. 10/10 would let me butthole speak whatever language if asked.
  24. 3 points
    Arkady

    "Where in the World is Yoshiki"

    I thought it would be easier to pretend to not give a f*ck about Yoshiki's last random socialite shenaningans if we collect them in one single topic (so we also don't spam the forum with a new thread for each appearance.) In the previous episodes our posponing antihero was spotted trying to strangle the Queen of England with his scarf And trying to marry into the royal family. Where will he go next and what will he do to not realease the new album he absolutely did complete (cross on his heart)?
  25. 3 points
    Tokage

    Unpopular Opinion

    Just wanna say that I absolutely hate people who respond to anything that's even just a tiny bit 'out there' with stuff like ''omg how many drugs were they on when they made this xdddd''
  26. 3 points
    colorful人生

    random thoughts thread

    🤔 I've been messing around w/ weird AI software including faceswap and gigapixel, so I couldn't resist.
  27. 3 points
    CAT5

    random thoughts thread

    Please take what I say with a HUGE grain of salt...cuz I ain't no expert or any of that shit, but imma keep it 💯 with you. We tend to over-complicate things. I think the main reason most relationships fail is because ppl are ultimately more committed to themselves than anything else. I mean, outside of glaring incompatibilities and straight-up abuse, there really isn't much that two ppl who are TRULY intent on making things work could not overcome. But generally, muhfukkas just don't wanna make sacrifices or put in the effort. We generally take the path of least resistance. You also have a lot of ppl that'll deceive themselves and use the flaws in a relationship as an excuse to opt out of that relationship, when in reality, they have ulterior motives and just wanna do whatever they want to do. These are the kind of ppl you usually find jumping from "relationship" to "relationship". But those ppl are idiots cuz guess what? EVERY relationship is going to have issues. Every relationship is going to face conflict. Why? Cuz ain't nobody perfect. We all fuck up. We all make mistakes. But what makes a perfect relationship? 2 ppl who never stop giving a perfect attempt at it. But see that takes heart. That takes courage. That takes patience. That takes forgiveness (a damn near infinite amount). That takes maturity. But see ppl fuck themselves over thinking relationships are supposed to be all sunshine and rainbows. Ppl think that relationships are for your own "happiness", but you'd have to be a damn fool to think that. Happiness should be a byproduct of your relationship, but it should never be the goal of your relationship. It's a fuckin' emotion - which means it's flimsy as fuck. You're liable to feel a million different emotions in one day, so to make something as unstable as that the very foundation of your relationship is silly. What's gonna happen as soon as you don't feel "happy" anymore? Usually, that's when strange penis and vagina starts looking REALLY appealing to folks Next thing you know, you dun ruined your relationship over a temporary emotion. I digress. Relationships are going to test your fuckin spirit, and you gotta be prepared for it. Anybody who truly loves you is going to keep it real with you, and so in contending with them, they're going to reveal things about you that you didn't even know. You're going to experience sides of yourself (good, bad, and UGLY) that you didn't even know you had. A good relationship is going to bring all of this out. Suppressed trauma will surface. Scars will be picked at. But you have to be willing to face all of this. The good, the bad, and the ugly. You can't just expect the good, and ignore the bad, cuz that shit's going to get ugly inevitably lol. You have to be willing to realize that, yeah, you do have some bad and ugly parts of yourself that you need to work on. You have to be willing to grow. Your partner as well. That's why patience and forgiveness is so paramount. And it's a neverending process...but it's going to make you a better person and continue to refine you. So you see why commitment is so important. I mean, REAL commitment. Most ppl don't wanna go through all of that stuff that I just mentioned. You'd be shocked at the lengths ppl will go to to avoid dealing with themselves, and a good relationship is going to force you to confront yourself and your issues. We live in age where all ppl wanna do is be comforted. Don't nobody wanna voluntarily put themselves through something like that. Don't nobody wanna jump in the fire. And honestly, a lot of ppl would rather jump ship than face the depths of their very own heart. But anyways lil sis, I know my tone and my language can be harsh, but don't let me frighten you or anything. I'm just trying to keep it real with you and let you know that relationships take a dead-serious level of commitment and spiritual maturity. It's going to be a challenge. But accepting that challenge is actually way better than not doing it imo. When both you and your partner fully commit and both of you look at the relationship as something you're in together...as "us vs the problems" and not "me vs my partner"...when you're both willing to face that fire together and understand that tough times WILL come...your experience will be much deeper, richer, and fulfilling....a lot more than simply looking for fleeting "happiness" in other ppl. You gotta be willing to make an effort tho. That's actually one of the functions of marriage, aka making a covenant with your partner. You make a vow to stick it out, so when issues arise, yall gotta figure that shit out. Cuz like I said, most ppl will take the path of least resistance and leave a relationship/partnership before even trying to work shit out. Especially in these days where ppl feel like they have infinite "options" via social media alone, and treat ppl as if they're expendable. Shit, muhfukkas is unfriending ppl left and right over simple-ass disagreements these days. Petty shit. That's the kinda world we're living in today, so a lot of ppl have no hope of actually being in a successful relationship being that damn petty lol. Anyways, hopefully I said something that made sense to you. I talk too damn much
  28. 3 points
    Their first single「真昼の蜃気楼」(Mahiru no shinkirou) will be released at their live on 2019.07.01. (1080 yen) Tracklist : 1.真昼の蜃気楼(Mahiru no shinkirou) 2.遮断(Shadan)
  29. 2 points
    眩暈SIREN (Memai SIREN) new double A-side single "滲む錆色/紫陽花" (Nijimu Sabiiro / Ajisai) will be released at 2019/09/11 (2 types) Limited edition (2160yen) will include CD and DVD Regular edition (1296yen) will include CD only [CD tracklist] 1.滲む錆色 (Nijimu Sabiiro) 2.紫陽花 (Ajisai) 3.九月一日 (Kugatsu Tsuitachi) [DVD tracklist] * limited edition only 2018.11.02「囚人のジレンマ TOUR2019」@ 渋谷 WWW X ライブ映像 1.ジェンガ 2.HAKU 3.偽物の宴 4.空気より透明な 5.夕立ち
  30. 2 points
    I FOUND IT !! Crescent - Shinkirou https://youtu.be/mOvOuAWsRHs
  31. 2 points
    LIDL

    Dir en grey

    Hmmm, so you counted out Gazetto like that?
  32. 2 points
    google translated tweets i saw from last night said it was packed, alot of bandmen also went apparently
  33. 2 points
    they also released a live limited cd, "喜怒哀楽" for 5000 yen at Ryuya and Taishi's last live today tracklist: [disc 1] 1.喜 2.怒 3.哀 4.楽 [disc 2] 1.vanitas -white- 2. 愛憎につき... -black- (snatched from Yahoo auction page) :
  34. 2 points
    qotka

    Show your concert rewards!

    my most prized procession was actually caught by my partner at one of the dezermucc lives early this year, but i claimed it. 😛 it's satochi's drumstick, but sora was the one who threw it (it was at the encore session the bands did together). the only thing i ever caught myself was yukke's pick that tatsuro threw at us at a non-vkei festival in kabuki-cho. i think he aimed it at our group because it was obvious we were there for them.
  35. 2 points
  36. 2 points
    The absolute bitterness and salt in this topic gives me so much joy.
  37. 2 points
    CAT5

    Unpopular Opinion

    As far as I can tell, I'd say attraction is mostly arbitrary and spontaneous. Love, however, is definitely a choice. - The worship of science and human intellect is erroneous. Both are simply tools. It's the same with money.
  38. 2 points
    Sorry, i saw band logo and I only saw Nintendo's MOTHER game. XD BAD JOKE BOIS
  39. 2 points
    update Did Hal already know this was going to happen
  40. 2 points
    Euronymous

    Dir en grey

    just sent the insulated world to a musician friend of mine check out,and his mind is blown away .he instantly became a DnG stan.then i got intrigued,like "why can i not enjoy that album as well?".so i just decided to give it a spin,without any sense of criticism or comparing with previous works,and it actually flowed really well. i've come to the conclusion that TIW can be an outstanding experience for non DnG hardcore fans.compared with the 3 previous albums,TIW is just ridiculous,but i think if we take that out from the dir en grey-hall and listen to that as a random metal album,we'd be able to enjoy with no problems.
  41. 2 points
    like fr I can imagine them pulling every other ~reinventing itself~ VK band and trading the vaguely nostalgic debut single sound for absolute generic shit, initial l-style despairs ray were one step away from creatively dying off completely at some point and this project has the potential to achieve that
  42. 2 points
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  44. 2 points
    spockitty

    Your last music-related buy!

    * SARIGIA - AGARTHA SARIGIA - EVERGREEN SARIGIA - ANOTHER PAIN SARIGIA - DECAYED *disclaimer: cat is not a recent purchase Thanks @Yutaproid1, they will be cherished ❤️
  45. 2 points
    Bear

    Unpopular Opinion

    L O L
  46. 2 points
    kuyashii

    キズ

    I probably mentioned before I'm part of that The Range Place forum where people measure singer's vocal ranges and I like to create profiles for singers in my spare time. I've been creating a thread for Lime and I've been going through their discography and I must say, I'm really really impressed with both his vocal chops (judging from the few tracks I heard by them before, mostly the singles, I wouldn't expect him to have that much range and that he would sound consistently good through its entirety) but also how good the band's compositions are! I wasn't really that big of a fan of some of the b-sides from Human Error and Heisei, but their singles have been consistently good and I'm amazed at how the Steroid single managed to have a perfect "I like all the songs" score! I was a bit wary at the amount of praise I've seen towards them (because i'm a picky bastard who almost never likes anything) but I feel like they really deserve the attention they are getting because they are really really good at what they do, I love how they are bridging elements from both the "modern metal vk" and a more "classic" style and specially how Lime almost exclusively sings cleanly (which is a breath of fresh air amidst a sea of fairly bad screaming and growling that has been flooding the vk scene of late). I hope they all take care of themselves and keep releasing such great music. PS: I still want a "normal" mix of the Heisei single. "Stalker" is freaking fantastic!
  47. 2 points
    ghost

    Show Yourself (again)

    About due time to cut my hair. Gets wavy and does whatever the hell it wants.
  48. 2 points
    Marchen

    Show Yourself (again)

    yo
  49. 2 points
    CAT5

    Show Yourself (again)

    shalom, shalom
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