DEVILOOF // A collaboration with Village Vanguard for exclusive merchandise items

DEVILOOF have announced a collaboration with Village Vanguard (a Japanese online store for all kinds of goods) for some exclusive merchandise items!

The collection includes a T-shirt and a longsleeve shirt, but also a pillow, backpack, baseball cap, keychains, mug, measuring container, flipflops,

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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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Angels’ Temptation // Keyboardist Shion will leave the group

Shion has announced that she will be leaving her position as the keyboard player of Angels’ Temptation after the performance at 埼玉会館公 (Saitama Hall) on August 11, 2022.

Angels’ Temptation have made a special page on their website with comments from both Shion, the other members of the

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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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