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    MH Twitter is back! Follow us to get news updates on your favorite bands, plus exclusive reviews of releases, the hottest topics, and more! https://twitter.com/mhjrockforum
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    YuyoDrift

    2020 Japanese Music Ratings

    Here we are yet again, the beginning of a new decade. Are we at the 5th year now? I forget. This thread is dedicated to Japanese releases in 2020 that the MH Community will listen to and would like to keep track of throughout the entire year. It’s a nice way of referring back to a list, should you forget if you’ve listened to a certain release yet or not. I know I forget sometimes haha. These ratings can also help those who may want to see which releases are favoring well or not, based on each individual user who you may have similar tastes with. Feel free to set up your own rating system (Stars, ?/5, ?/10, Best to Worst, Oooh to Eww, etc.), but try and use spoiler tags to save room in your post, and save room on the page for the other members’ rating lists. Keep this list in mind in the event that we, the MH staff, host a JRock Awards at the end of the year . Let those who participate know that we need to come back to this topic a few more times than we did last year (I did pretty bad lol). It could be our New Year's resolution or something 😂. Last Year's for reference: 2019 Yuyo’s List for 2020:
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    Interesting fact: Dr.Eve (ex. Lycaon) will produce the band. support members: gt.スカーフェイス(Scarface) (ex.メリーバッドエンド(Merry Badend)) ba.シモン(Emma) (ex.シモン(Simon)) dr.伊織(Iori) (ex.悪者(Warumono))
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    The full band looks cool. I'm looking forward to see them on 3/20.
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    Zalemu

    How to make Visual Kei popular again?

    @ this whole thread
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    oh cool i'm Reincarnated Really Hot People and i didn't even notice. i feel so special uwu
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    New band "ヒッチコック" (Hitchcock) has formed [members] Vo. 八咫 烏 (Yata Karasu) Gu. 月 (Tsuki) Film director. 黒 (Kuro) They will hold their first live at 2020/03/29 at Ikebukuro RUIDO K3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPPAX91zleI
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    Thinking about this thread again because I tried to find 蟻‘s (Ari) singles on Cdjapan and it returned only Ariana Grande in my search, confirming that she really is the one responsible for vkei being unpopular
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    Here's the thing though: If we stan this and their revivals do well, he'll eventually rope Hisui into coming back. Then Hisui will make some band with a stupid and awful name, like Mango R[e]d Edition Cylinder, and it'll be mediocre for like 9 months but I'll force myself to stan. After 15 months they'll announce they're breaking up and their last release will be KILLER, and no one involved will ever surface again. 2021 let's do it
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    MAGORiA

    How to make Visual Kei popular again?

    You have all made great posts! ❤️ So basically visual kei is a niche genre that sucks at marketing and most bands doesn't use facebook, instagram, youtube or twitter to engage with their fans. Because of that it's hard to discover visual kei if you don't know what to search for. Someone asked what the point is to make it more popular again, as it was back in the early 00's. Why I want it to become more popular is because I like visual kei as a subculture and don't want it to die out in the west. I miss the subculture here in the west, it used to be bigger, it was a subculture in the real world. Now it feels like the subculture only exists online... It's an unique subculture, it's not like punk or goth. People from other subcultures often calls me and my friends "posers" because they think we try to be goth or something haha.
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    sleepy coffee

    DIMLIM new album, "MISC." release

    Another pic with the vinyl but no information on that part of it.
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    I'll just release this ○CD-R HURDY GURDY second half demo「タイトル未定 (Title undecided)」 地獄絵 (Jigokue) オフィシャルブートレッグ第1集 (Official Bootleg Vol. 1) 「首吊り生贄の機械埋葬 (Machine burial of hanging sacrifice)」 SCISSORS GARDEN later band demo「タイトル未定 (Title undecided)」 SCISSORS GARDEN ep「The House Of Pain」 ○ CD rem † non † rem 1st Album「0.01」
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    Zeus

    DIMLIM

    Except the implication that they are all sold out implies they are selling well, and that selling more isn't going to fix deep seated issues within the band. Other bands would kill to sell like DIMLIM. Money is a blocker up to a point. Now I can't say that DIMLIM is past that point, but I've been in the scene too long to think that piracy and money are their only troubles.
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    Zeus

    How to make Visual Kei popular again?

    In life? No. On Monochrome Heaven? Sure. You've already made 26 posts; that's larger than the majority of the user base tbh. Posting is the easiest thing you can do. You want to see topics about your favorite bands? Make them! Start discussion topics and write reviews. I can't read your mind and do it for you (although I really do try). When you put in genuine effort, you will be surprised by the response that you get. Maybe that response won't be immediate, and that response won't be what you thought it was or in the way you thought it would be, but it will be there. A lot of people lurk on this forum, so eye ball real estate is just as important as text responses.
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    Ruri

    Show Yourself (again)

    are grainy webcam photos and nasal tip piercings vk?
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    heffalump-eater

    Hello!

    Hello! My name is Alice! ❤️🎐 My favorite vk bands are Pinokiwo, Sandwich de 120pun?, Elektal Shiki, Shu~Furuma~Ju, ErecSia and Maria Cross. I also love anime, mainly really cute ones and really gorey ones. I'm also super into older video games like on Game Boy Color, WonderSwan, Pokémon mini, Tamagotchis, and PS1&2. Some fun facts about me are I write surreal poetry, collect fake Pokémon cards, and make music as Garden Angel. My biggest passion is music and while I love vk, emo genres are my most cherished so if ya ever want to talk about emo with someone, I'm your girl. My favorite music genres are midwest emo, emo-pop, emo, emocore, emoviolence, screamo, scenecore, crunkcore, nintendocore, cybergrind, lolicore, breakcore, electropop, synthpop, experimental, noise, country, bluegrass, Appalachian folk music, and anything weird, nostalgic, or annoying haha. Thank you for readin' this mess. (^~^) Anyways, I hope to get to know y'all and meet others who like the same bands as me (although if ya hate 'em that's totally fine too :p).
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    ex-DAMY Vo.椋 (Ryo) solo project "鴉-カラス- (Karasu)" has formed. http://karasu-web.com/
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    R/O

    Deep Sanctuary VII

    And, it’s been announced. I really don’t know what to think... on one hand any kind of activity from them is welcome. On the other, to see such a great band stuck in limbo like this is heartbreaking. I’m torn. But anyhow, here I have reported the announcement.
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    Shaolan974

    New band "DIVEL" has formed

    New band "DIVEL" has formed at 2020/01 [members] Vo.祈羅 (Kira) https://twitter.com/kira_divel Gt. D’A https://twitter.com/da_divel Ba. 翏 (Ryo) https://twitter.com/ryo_divel Dr. 麼琉 (Val) https://twitter.com/val_divel https://twitter.com/divel_official
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    Another interesting fact: they're under Fukazume gekitsuu records, same sub-label of Mathilda. Also, they're releasing a live distributed-single on their first live, which is secret and will happen on January 26.
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    Their album "Because" will be released on February 12th. 01. ボヘミアンユースブルース (BOHEMIAN YOUTH BLUES) 02. バリカン (BARIKAN) 03. ブラウス (BLOUSE) 04. 望遠鏡 (Bouenkyou) 05. Boycott 06. BumbleBee 07. BlackBoard 08. バオバブの樹の下で (BAOBOB no Ki no Shita de) 09. ビビデバビデブー (BIPPITY BOPPITY BOO) 10. ビックリ箱 (BIKKURI Bako) 11. ビスケット (BISCUIT) 12. Because -Love is here-
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    pretty sure it refers to Alfred Hitchcock, the best horror movie director of all time. hence the "film director" reference so glad to see this! Zetu were cool, I really hope this band lasts longer and releases more than just 2 limited cds
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    Best film director EVER
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    so this band is a vocalist, guitarist and.. film director. alrighty then id assume it's named after the director but i also immediately thought of the b99 character tbh new band Scully~スカリ~ has formed
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    Deru

    How to make Visual Kei popular again?

    VK'll never be really popular in the western world if there isn't a western scene to begin with. What there is are western fans of a Japanese indie music scene, but there isn't something you'll heard and say "That's your typical Western visual kei", a V-rock adapted to western tastes. (Which is never going to happen because most fans are a bunch of elitist who are still crying about the old times™ and shitting on every band that 'dares' to be VK outside of Japan) And, really, when was it actually popular? Never Yes, there was a JFashion trend in the 00's that made a lot of people interested in the scene, but it was all people who was already interested in Japan (culture, language, anime/manga, etc). It's always been a niche thing, weird music weird people listen to, and will always be. Nothing that comes from Japan will ever be as popular as K-pop, simply because Japan's attitude over what it produces is completely different from South Korea's Korea's been putting a lot of money and resources into making K-pop and everything related to de hallyu a popular thing worldwide and even trying to make K-pop an international genre that stands on it's own by attempting to make groups outside of Korea Japan, on the other hand, is pretty much content with it's own public and cares little to nothing about having an big fan base overseas. Now, I want to know: Does it really need to be popular? Why should it be? What does visual kei have to offer that would make it stand alone in the Western mainstream media? A bunch of people weirdly dressed people playing some type of rock? You've got a lot of those already
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    Hopefully Katsuya is around again to help out with the album. Idk how much impact he has but usually everything he helps out with on the mixing and mastering side of things turns out golden
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    Ameyoru

    DIMLIM new album, "MISC." release

    1/28 is one day before my birthday, it's like my birthday gift, so it better be good Retsu
  30. 1 point
    it was at o-west, not o-east
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    YuyoDrift

    Hello!

    I was wondering when this user was going to introduce themselves lol I saw the profile the other day. Welcome to the forum! Midwest Emo, like Detroit/Madison/Chicago origin shit or modern stuff? Not that I'd know too much about it, as I grew up in the punk rock scene in the 90's buuuuuut the cool kids did know about it.
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    I'm convinced that iCarly predicted Millennial surrealist humor
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    only took Angelo 10 albums to finally put together one that makes me want to go back to it for more listens a monologue by mephisto, butterfly effect and stop the time you're beautiful are bops
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    EvilHippy

    DIMLIM new album, "MISC." release

    So, that's how they punish us for pirating Kidoairaku?
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    sleepy coffee

    Hello!

    Welcome! Also just out of curiosity what is lolicore lol
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    CAT5

    DIMLIM new album, "MISC." release

    I don't necessarily mind if they change their sound to something more akin to ONE OK ROCK or whatever, cuz I can appreciate some of that stuff, and I can live without all the boogeyman vocals and pig squeals. I just hope that they go hard and really knock this shit out of the park, whatever it is. That said, the promotion for this album thus far has been utterly unappealing.
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    Jigsaw9

    DIMLIM new album, "MISC." release

    This will either be completely mind-blowing or laughably awkward, and I'm here for both.
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    Saishu

    DIMLIM new album, "MISC." release

    When they made the conscious decision to remain a three piece after the guitarist and bassist left. I’m expecting more stripped down electronic based stuff now to accommodate playing live with only three dudes.
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    Demivee

    DIMLIM

    Yeah they should take good care of that laptop with samples.. 🙃
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    Tokage

    DIMLIM new album, "MISC." release

    this aesthetic & tracklist are both SCREAMING ''we want the nu-Bring Me The Horizon audience''
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    chocobuzz

    DIMLIM new album, "MISC." release

    dimlim should just join forces with 8p-sb at this point and become the ultimate "what the absolute fuck happened" band
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    nostalgia

    How to make Visual Kei popular again?

    this may be off topic but this topic reminds me of what i always wanted to say about mh. idk what we overseas fans can do to make vk more popular than what it is, but one thing i think doable is to make mh become more popular. vk may be dead one day but mh should live on after that. personally i always see mh as a very underrated japanese music forum that has high potential to grow bigger. if the stats on similarweb aren't lying, it's very impressive that we have around 1.3m page views monthly (from 200k total visits * 6.6 page views per a visit). what i mean is mh already has a huge user base in hands but the engagements of the content on the forum are a lot less compared to it. for example, we have very few concurrent registered users online as you can see from the image below. it's only ~20 members online. (700 guests are mostly crawlers i believe). i know that it's taken at a random time of a day but usually it's still not significantly more than this either considering we have over 9.6k members registered. additionally, we can have more followers on facebook and twitter from our daily visitors if we want to. (it hurts to see that mh which is the source of almost everything japanese rock related has far less likes than random j-rock pages on facebook even demon android's one.) moreover, traditional forum software like IPB is kinda 2000-ish, but i'm just saying. i have nothing against it. IPB is not bad though. it regularly gets updates and bug fixes. but nowadays there are a number of better open source alternatives as well; e.g. discourse and nodebb. converting the database from one to another is such a pain though if we ever do it. sysops are one of the most important roles that almost nobody notices the effort they put behind the scenes. we have had only 3-4 sysops since the inception of mh and now there is only one left. it's a vital position that needs to recruit too. what'd we do if they're all gone? it'd even mean the end of mh. (not sure about how recruiting a new sysop is going, but it seems difficult to get one to begin with.) at the end of the day, staff are all volunteers. finding a suitable staff member who is willing to spend their free time is hard already but finding one who is dedicated to the community is even harder. one day the current staff members will be rotated as well. so we're not going anywhere if we don't expand the user base. we can find more talented people from a bigger one. this is my two cents: it's time for mh 4.0. sooner or later mh has to change too. otherwise, the community will be gone if we don't do something beforehand. if i were the founder, i'd rebrand "monochrome-heaven" to something else shorter, easier to type and pronounce, and easy to remember esp for non-english natives. having a dash (-) in a domain name looks unprofessional for a brand imo. just like when "thefacebook.com" becoming "facebook.com". the former is not a professional brand name compared to the latter. they bought it once they had the money to afford it and became the "facebook" we know nowadays. rebranding mh may be too much for those who're familiar with the name but it'd be a big step to be known better. by rebranding i mean changing the look of the forum too whether it be a new skin or even new forum software that's more modern. we can still stick with vk just like before and be more open to the general japanese rock scene which is more lively and has a wider fanbase like ruling it all online not only on here but also on other social networks. yeah, i know that it's easier said than done. it takes a lot of effort and is very challenging to accomplish, but knowing the potential mh has not being used is wasting as well.
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    One of the thing I love about it is how you don't know what kind of chunni you will find. Kamijo's Castrato lore is cringe as hell but at the same time I LOVE seeing someone do the shit he loves to do without fear of judgement. I know people who can't handle seeing other people doing "embarassing" things, but I just feel at home when I see a frontman doing edgy poses thinking he is cool as hell and that he has some kind of special power lmao
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    webm4ster

    How to make Visual Kei popular again?

    two main thoughts, really: 1) it's too ''edgy'' and whatever you think about social justice, it's a big factor in the mainstream + it influences consumers so obviously a lot of bands... wouldn't be getting away with their antics. it's not even trendy to be edgy 2) big fandoms are cesspools and it's bad enough as it is, so if it takes it being niche for it to be relaxed... so be it
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    Disposable

    How to make Visual Kei popular again?

    Fuck I wish I had not clicked those links
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    colorful人生

    Last Thing You Bought

    Just cassettes 😎 Vaporwave/Future-Funk: Flamingo Funk Vol. 2 (White Shell) Luxury Elite - Blind Date/Rose Quartz waterfront dining & 猫 シ Corp. - With Love 愛を込めて PowerPCME - Kmart 1989-1992 (Translucent Blue Shell) Midnight Television - Self-titled Diskette Park - Reading Room Saint Pepsi - Empire Building If everything goes smoothly, I should have 中原めいこ (Meiko Nakahara) - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LOVE FOR YOU. It's a bit more of an obscure release, b/c it's just a ballad compilation and it's not on vinyl. I'm expecting the tape to be in rough shape as it's 30 y.o, but I knew going in. I have a couple of 30+ y.o tapes myself that still function, so I'm cautiously optimistic.
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