Kiwamu // “As a label owner I don’t see the music scene very well, that’s why I decided to bring back BLOOD.”

Today we managed to sit down with the founder and leader of BLOOD, Kiwamu.
This interview was quite a hassle to do, since let me tell you, getting dental work done mere hours before an interview isn’t the greatest idea someone can ever have, but there was no way around it. Luckily Kiwamu was very understanding

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ネガ (NEGA) // Combining vampires, horror and Visual Kei

ネガ (NEGA) is one of the artists signed to the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION label, which has been created by KISAKI, who is no stranger to the ヴィジュアル系 (Visual Kei) scene due to his role in many different bands, but the most familiar one probably is the now disbanded Phantasmagoria. Regardless, ネガ (NEGA) is easily

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HITT // “I wanted everyone to aim their eyes at me since I was born.”

HITT is a multi-instrumentalist solo artist who basically forms a one-man-band because of this. Starting his musical career as a bassist in a full band made HITT realize that while fun, this style wasn’t for him. HITT is nothing short of a performer, and his attempt to be a one-man-band isn’t just entertaining

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-OZ- // “We just want our passports to be full of stamps!”

Before the show at Tivoli de Helling I managed to sit down with Natsuki, Aki, Tama, Nao and Zukki for a short interview about their European tour, but who exactly are these five guys?

Well… The band formed in 2004 with the concept of “美と大敗” (Bi to Taihai), which means “Beauty and Decadence” in English. They

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the fool // Three crazy frogs on a roadtrip around the world

After their first show in August, together with Luzmelt, in Utrecht the fool return to Europe to continue their exploration of the continent. And even though it has only been a few months since the last time we saw these three frogs, the first interview had to be cut short in all kinds of ways, which felt

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Guren // A Belgian “family” inspired by Visual Kei

In all honesty, this interview wasn’t planned at all. There had been no notification of a support artist for the show of the fool in Amstelveen, but since these three musicians played such an enjoyable set on stage I decided to ask for an interview on the spot, and I actually ended up making the questions

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El -Ethnic Legist- // Four mummies combining Egyptian music with heavy metal

El -Ethnic Legist- is a relatively young band with a unique theme, even within the realm of ヴィジュアル系 (Visual Kei): they combine Egyptian elements like folklore, fashion and music in their works. Additionally the members see themselves as “mummies”, and reflect this in their outfits by wearing bandages

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ダウト (D=OUT) // “We draw inspiration for our songs from each other.”

Full disclosure guys: this is actually the very infamous very first interview I ever did.
I started this project when I was still in school, so the questions for this interview aren’t directed at the band and their activities as much as they are in other, later, interviews. The band was informed beforehand

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Yuhma & Gunji // Combining two entirely different worlds in one interview

Luzmelt and the fool are currently doing a few shows in Europe together for the “Jap-Ro Festival” organized by Astan Magazin. The festival only consists of two shows, the first being in Bonn (Germany) and the second being in Utrecht (The Netherlands).

Originally this interview was supposed to be done

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