Aki no Matsuri // Three days of “Japanese Culture Appreciation” in Switzerland

From October 7 to October 9 the Mehrzweckanlage Teuchelweiher in Winterthur (Switzerland) was transformed into a Japanese theme especially for Aki no Matsuri. With a market, Japanese food, bubble tea, anime, manga and cosplay the first impression of the event is like any other. The basic elements

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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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浅葱 (ASAGI) // Japanese folklore in a musical format through “斑 (Madara)”

In the ヴィジュアル系 (Visual Kei) world the name “ASAGI” probably immediately makes you think of the vocalist from the popular band “D”, and even now you wouldn’t be wrong. But today we’re not going to talk about D, but about some of ASAGI’s other activities.

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NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST // Creating a new world with “ARGOS”

Following their “counterattack” in 2020 NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST released a new mini-album called “The Wasteland” as well as a single called “THE ONE”, both releases including their new guitarists Valtz and Yu-taro. The addition of these two guitarists seems to have filled the band with power and determination,

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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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ANCIENT MYTH // A serving from Nyx with a side of Ambrosian Blood

ANCIENT MYTH is a female fronted symphonic metal band based in Tokyo. However, they’re often categorized in the ヴィジュアル系 (Visual Kei) genre as well due to their visual appearance and the wide range of the genre when it comes to music.
Consisting of vocalist Michal, keyboardist Hal, guitarist Kohei and

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