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
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
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
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
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.
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
縁 (Enishi) // Connecting the past with the future
Perhaps you’ve seen word going around about this small project on Twitter, but I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if this managed to sneak by you entirely either.
縁 (Enishi) was originally intended as a one-time-only session band lead by SUI, existing out of former members of Megaromania,
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
Nellfin // Showcasing the world like you’ve Never Seen
Nellfin are a ヴィジュアル系 (Visual Kei) band from the 名古屋 (Nagoya) Prefecture, but we’re pretty sure that you haven’t heard much about them just yet. And if you have, well, then we hope to be able to tell you a little more about this duo and their music.
Which is why we’ve asked vocalist JURI
エコツミ (Ekotumi) // Bringing Japanese mythology to life
If you’re familiar with the world of Japanese mythology, you might have heard the name “エコツミ (Ekotumi)” before, but in case you haven’t…
エコツミ (Ekotumi) is a Japanese singer, songwriter, performer, artist and novelist. And the subject for her works is, you’ve probably guessed this already, Japanese