龍 (RYU) // “I don’t want to be a part of the masses, I want to be unique.”

Near the end of 2018 I spoke to 龍 (RYU) about his now former project “OROCHI”, a project he had started 15 years ago to combine his love for music and traditional Japanese culture into a “samurai rock” band which had their first performance here in The Netherlands all the way back in 2011. (And various other

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ソメイヨシノ (Somei Yoshino) // ZEROSHIKI Euro Tour 2019 (support) at Musicon

During the “ZEROSHIKI Euro Tour 2019” ソメイヨシノ (Somei Yoshino) was the support act for ZEROSHIKI during their stop at the Musicon in Den Haag on October 7, where they played their show for the fans who had been waiting outside for most of the afternoon already.

We also went to check out their performance,

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SANA // Joining ソメイヨシノ (Somei Yoshino) as a special guest in Liège

Recently I already shared the news about the small European tour ソメイヨシノ (Somei Yoshino) would be doing this October, but Uknight just shared a little update for the show on October 13th, in Liège (Belgium)!

SANA, formally the guitarist of the visual kei band MASK, is now a solo musician with an amazing

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ソメイヨシノ (Somei Yoshino) // A special guest at ZEROSHIKI’s tour

AVO Magazine recently announced a show with ZEROSHIKI and DEFINE ME in the Musicon venue in Den Haag already (I’m just really late with sharing this news), but today there was a small edit to the lineup. Next to the Japanese alternative rock band ZEROSHIKI and the Czech rock band DEFINE ME another

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龍 (RYU) // Creating a worldwide online stage through the internet

The last time I got to speak to 龍 (RYU) was a little over two years ago already, in 2016 when he was at the OshareCon convention in Nieuwegein (The Netherlands). But 龍 (RYU) certainly hasn’t gone silent since that show. Instead he has started a new project, but instead of only making it available to Japan,

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龍 (RYU) // Samurai rock in a modern era

If you’re familiar with the ヴィジュアル系 (Visual Kei) scene here in Europe, 龍 (RYU) isn’t a new face for you. While known by merely his first name in Japan, here in Europe he’s always performing under the name 大蛇 (OROCHI).

But what is 大蛇 (OROCHI) exactly? Since 龍 (RYU) has a very unique stage performance that

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