Visual kei thread, talk about visual kei bands and visual kei fashion. Also welcoming other J-fashion wearing musicians.
Starting off with some new releases:https://youtu.be/DgW0WlQgl74
Every time I see or hear indies/newbies I wonder how many months they'll last until one of the members spergs and causes them to disband
I've been interested in getting into visual kei music - what would be your song recommendations for someone new to the genre?
>>10351624I could give recommendations based on what music you already enjoy and what you find visually appealing.
>>10351624Can never go wrong with Buck Tick, anon.
With so many bands cancelling lives because of Coronavirus I’m worried about how much money some of the smaller bands will be loosing. Even lives that don’t get cancelled have much fewer people turn up, so the band still makes less on merch than usual.I absolutely don’t disagree with any bands choice to cancel. I’m just worried about everything
>>10351676I'm worried too, it sucks so bad. How many bands are cancelling lives? I just saw that Scarlet Valse did.I wanted to go back to Japan this year and I know that probably won't happen. I can't stand the thought of this virus ruining people's livelihood. I'm praying for this plague to end.
>>10351624what kind of stuff do you like? softer, ballady stuff?rough, growly stuff?mix of both?
I ordered this about a week ago (I got the last one!!), very excited to get ithttps://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOAPP-41985
>>10351624https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXtxjUfCn5c this is the greatest vkei song ever
>>10352676that is hardly vkei
>>10352696vkei is a pretty broad term, not every vkei band is as extravagant as fucking Versailles
>>10352696It's frickin Luna Sea dude
>>10352770>>10352942>>10352946yeah but introducing someone to vkei with this isnt that great of an idea when 95% of other bands are way more extra
>>10352949Did we watch the same video...?
>>10352675Awesome! You're gonna rock it.
>>10352696>>10352949You're joking, right?
>>10353228I think it was either bait or someone who's new. I'd say Luna Sea was arguably more influential to visual kei than even X.
>>10353182thanks dude, it would be my second piece of SPR clothing, after this sick hoodie i got on depop
Do visual kei bands still come to Europe? I never hear about it anymore
>>10355404Yeah, lots more than the USA nowadays, probably because nowadays Europe has a lot more visual kei fans than the USA. You guys have a bunch of bands coming this year, like David, Mucc, Deviloof, and Dimlim. Check out JaME's calendar. https://www.jame-world.com/en/event
>>10355846This calendar should be at the top of every vk thread, this question comes up every time so it would be useful
>>10351624psyence by hide
>>10355952poor bait or horrible taste
Instead of talking about how many lives are getting cancelled, let's list off bands that used the internet to help make up for cancellations.ACME had a live yesterday that you can watch right now.https://youtu.be/Tuk4KX0Of34
>>10357594Psycho le Cému has three past lives coming out on YouTube.https://www.youtube.com/user/PSYCHOLECEMUchhttps://www.jame-world.com/en/news/153459-psycho-le-cemu-to-upload-three-past-concerts-to-youtube.html
>>10359212Thanks for the link but I'm not giving that terrible site any traffic
>>10359583what's wrong with it? been visiting it for a while and havent seen anything bad
holy FUCK this is so fucking good
>>10362170I hadn't heard it until recently and I totally agree, it's amazing. Also try Schwardix Marvally if you haven't already.
Do you guys know some nice old omnibuses with music like Lareine/Malice Mizer/Schwardix Marvally/etc on it? I really like omnibus albums and I have found pretty much all the omnibuses with my favourite artists on it, but I noticed the lack of older ones.
The vk brand Drug Honey is closing.
>>10365152I read this yesterday, there was an item I tried on in Japan and I am considering getting it.
anybody have recommendations for something like this but a lil cheaper? i really want a cool asymmetrical/fucked up skirtheres the link to it: https://www.deorart-shop.jp/c/category/bottoms/DRT2333
>>10365669Try searching for something similar secondhand from algonquins on y!a or so
>>10365865COOF COOF ON YOU
>>10365669I have something similar, let me find it.
I'm just lurking and glad to see there's a VK thread here. Recently managed to snag that $120 edition of Sang by Kamijo for a quarter of the price. Anyone got any good buys, recently?
>>10366354>>10366354Lol I played full price for that. No regrets though.Recently what I've picked up it the new Roman Kyuko singles, the Gallo's anniversary best, and the MM Deep Sanctuary Blu-Ray which hopefully actually makes it here.
>>10366354Got the Symphony of the Vampire Ring from Teru’s birthday collection for ¥800. Also got the pendant for ¥4900, thought it was quite a steal.
>>10366595800 yen??? How???
>>10366979Japanese Secondhand market, you just need to be/or have an Shopping Service that is fast.
>>10366985Basically where I've been snagging all my stuff from. Yahoo Auctions is pretty banger for most shit. Slowly building up my Kamijo collection and everything else. What market did you use?>>10366438I bought that thing a month after it came out and the back order was 2-3 weeks. Got the photobook signed by Mana-sama last year and it was honestly one of the best days of my life
>>10367273Mercari, sometimes Fril has good deals as well. I barely check Yahoo Auctions as it is often overpriced stuff and mostly stuff I already have. Same with Closet Child CD and Puresound. Most of my good deals were on Mercari. However I must say the last four years I have mostly been pre-ordering all new releases for KAMIJO’s solo career, as well as ordering the tour goods directly from Chateau Agency. Bought some SotV jewelry new as well, my SotV collection is a 50/50 of new items and cheap secondhand items.
The manager of Toyama Soul Power has tested positive for Coronavirus. The news is reporting that the Raid. had a live there on 03/22, I suppose because it is within 2 weeks of his diagnosis being confirmed, but the band themselves have said that the band and fans are not considered close contacts. They recommend anyone who attended the live who feels ill contact a doctor/hospital though.More and more bands are cancelling lives it seems. I hope more bands can adapt to doing things like online lives or selling special goods online during this time. Livehouses are really the perfect conditions to spread the virus unfortunately.
Dwill start planning automatic donations to live houses where they have previously performed in Japan. The venues will receive 10% of the revenue of previously released songs, and at a later dateDwill reveal which song’s profits are tied to which venue.Dhave invited music lovers the world over to support live houses in Japan, and they urge supporters to use the following hashtags: "#D" "#LiveHouseNeverDie" and "#ライブハウス" ("Live House"). Fans can help to support both causes just by listening toD’s music on streaming services.https://www.jame-world.com/en/news/153697-d-reveal-details-on-charity-singles-and-new-donation-project-for-japanese-live-houses.html>>10367624
>>10368861lynch. is doing this too
>>10359976Monochrome Heaven is home to some of the most annoying and perpetually spiteful and contrarian people ever, and if you're from MH you need to go back and stay there. Almost nobody there actually enjoys visual kei, they either repost news articles I can get on any Japanese music new site or talk shit on every band because they're the annoying hens who think being negative is "spilling the tea, sis".
>>10370466I must have not seen much then since I'm just trying to use the site to sell some of the old VK I bought. Can't get rid of this UNiTE or DIAURA even if it's autographed.
>>10370503You might be allowed to post it in the BST, I'm sure someone here would want it
>>10370518Not a bad idea. Thanks for the advice.
>>10370503>>10370554hi Alex Chaser
>>10370573Ayyy, you found my pseudonym! Glad to see someone picked up on the fake dox uwub
>>10370574Well, real dox. Fake name. Been using it since I was a wee lad.
>>10370574>>10370575ok Alex whatever makes you feel safe
>>10370678im sending you a package right now ;)
>>10370679>>10370678Bring on the packages boys ;)I used to use Zeth instead because I didn't know how to spell Seth. In hindsight, I now know my VK stage name if I ever want to share a broom closet apartment with five other dudes in makeup.
I wish there was a more active place to talk about this type of music ;/
>>10371803your options are monochrome heaven, twitter and tumblr
>>10372231I should just improve my Japanese so I can make more Japanese friends.
>>10372308or yeah, just go to tanuki
>>10355952You are overrated garbage.
>>10372349No, not tanuki, I only want non-retarded friends.
>>10372308japanese bangya dont want to talk to foreigners
>>10372381that's not possible in this fanbase
>>10372423>using shitty kpop terms for japanese peoplekys.
>>10351599The tin foiled glass is what makes this image
>>10372679>bangya is a portmanteau of bando gyarukys anon
>>10371803there's a new discord server if you can get the invite from someone
>>10372423Not true in my experience, note that I said more Japanese friends.
Haven't followed the VK scene in years, but this video of Shou from Alice Nine posting a makeup tutorial for Cloud Strife popped up on my feed! I didn't know he had his own identity as a make-up artist too.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOocn89Y8QM
>>10373132Wow, I didn't know he was doing that. Subbed to him now, should be helpful to use his advice.
Spotify continues to receive an expanded catalog of visual kei releases. D's verified page got their newest releases, other newer releases, and various older releases.https://open.spotify.com/artist/79V6LaonSanFITsxjXmY9jAlso worth noting is some of D's releases are on a different page.https://open.spotify.com/artist/6bvxP312YkkJzQv8FzrscADIR EN GREY's page now has all of their albums and minialbums except for Gauze and Missa.https://open.spotify.com/artist/3kNqzLmW33fQIfmZ1OfqMA
>>10373183Based. Thanks for the heads up
>>10373183All of Dir's stuff has been in the EU spotify for like 2 years already
>>10373284Well it took longer for it to get to America. I should try to get a Japanese Spotify account.
>>10372679how can you be participating in a vk post and not know the word bangya lmao
>>10373331Idk what's up with that anon, and that wasn't me, but the person they were replying to had replied to me.
>>10364079Try the 1st Loop of Life omnibus from 2001.Has a bunch of Michiru-related stuff, and the last track on the album is a song by a unit with Misa (from david shito aL) and Mayu (from Lareine).
>>10373457Thank you anon, that looks good. I will give it a try!
>>10373457NAYRT but do you know of more recent omnibus albums? I'd like to check out the current scene and bands after many years and I'm not sure where to start.
>>10373671I don't know any recent omnibus albums off the top of my head, but here's this if you want to try newer bands:Jishuban Club:http://www.jishubanclub.com/index.php/Some 2020 releases:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLppmwNydMIRBwuUOot_FkzG4OZD_rWjeiSome 2019 releases:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKE4-mz9tch1Y4d6rKVEtKGthB5f21c6vStarwave Records:https://www.youtube.com/user/darkestlabyrinthTerakoya:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpo0W_UNzKojEq1o8G_iL8wB.P.Records:https://www.youtube.com/user/BandsaidYT
>>10373671>>10373729If you want recent omnibus albums, you can check the bottom of this page. It seems like nowadays, bigger bands don't do many omnibus albums, it's mostly smaller bands.https://vk.gy/artists/omnibus/
w-what's an omnibus album?
>>10373760An omnibus or VA (various artists) album is an album with multiple artists, usually one track by each artist. It's made to promote smaller bands.
Somehow only just found this thread by looking at the /mu/ archives after someone linked it the other day, too bad vkei threads there die after a few posts, occasionally you get a good thread though. >>10362170Yeah it's great!
i think this is probably the greatest song ever madehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl_DqepAAg8
>>10374841there was vkei discussion on /mu/? oh god
This channel has been uploading old MVs in HD 60fps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmzgl46AczM>>10375190yeah most threads are shit and hardly get any replies, of course...
>>10375210cantavanda is an absolute legend>>10375190>>10375210im a mu regular and ive started a few. but yeah they hardly ever get replies. youre better off making a jrock general and just posting vkei in there. ive had some good discussions, though, its just a little rare.
>>10375215i try to reply to most vkei threads but i seem to always miss them and i just end up reading them on the archive, occasionally you get a good japanese music thread without the usual city pop/fishmans etc stuff and there's sometimes good discussion yeah.
>>10375238i don't mind city pop or fishmans btw but it's kind of annoying seeing the same artists being posted in every thread
>>10375238>>10375254Well I'm glad we all found our way here. I'm almost tempted to start want to start a Discord to connect with these threads, but they're already slow as it is.
i'd rather not have /mu/faggots know about the genre at all
what are your guys favorite vkei concert films? I've only seen Silence by 9GOATS BLACK OUT but I wanna check out more
>>10377455I need to watch more of them. I've been to some lives but I haven't watched enough films of them. My favorite bands have all done them, too. Well, I greatly enjoyed Dir en grey's livestream concert if that counts.
>>10377455all of Dir en grey's [mode of ____] shows from 2016-2017some of my favoriteshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DXMtVwDCtIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVBPR6S5-oEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSQ9Eqx9hXkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbwyjzSZMqQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaK_mg4Y0Mkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVi6iHWEVPU
>>10377455>>10379592oh also, ANDROGYNOS, though i haven't seen the second disc.it was like a joint concert (?) between dir and Pierrothttp://androgynos.jp/
>>10375985Quite a few people in the metal generals enjoy visual metal. There was X, Dir and Rosenfeld a few days ago
Saw this on my feed, probably useful for those that like band merch.
New Luna Sea song being released soon for free. https://twitter.com/LUNASEAOFFICIAL/status/1253249051551653889 They also opened an IG https://www.instagram.com/lunaseaofficial/
how the fuck do I find other people irl who like vkei? I really wanna start a vkei band or at the very least have some vkei involved friends but theres just no one
>>10382671>how the fuck do I find other people irl who like vkei?It's not popular in Japan, let alone the West. You'll either have to get people into it, be really patient until you find people, or use the Internet to find people.>I really wanna start a vkei bandThen move to Japan, because foreign visual kei bands have never really worked. They're always either cringeworthy (Seremedy, BatAAr currently, Nana:[shi])Or they become a visual kei influenced but they do their own thing, which can actually be a good thing (Hex.sys is a good example, Madmans Esprit was good before they became crap)Or if you go to Japan to do it, sometimes you get stuff like Glamscure and Coagula, which are legitimate visual kei bands started by foreigners.
I'm a super oldfag who has been into VK back in the early/mid 2000s. (AMA if you want I guess) I was wondering what would be the best place to sell old VK albums? They're all mint condition and some from bands who have long disbanded so the stuff is out-of-print. Is this even a good idea or should I not even bother?
>>10382854What do you have? Any list or pics?
>>10382861Aw man, that stuff is all in the basement and I'm not gonna go there now. I remember having the whole deadman discography in 1st press, something from Penicillin and some other stuff.
>>10382870That's cool, good taste. I'd probably buy Deadman from you for the right price.
>>10382854do you remember inertia's visual kei board?
>>10382948No. I wasn't on VK specific sites at the time.
>>10382844>Madmans Esprit was good before they became crapwhat do you mean? personally i find them much better now.
>>10382854try Monochome Heaven, also the visual kei reddit I guess.
>>10383050They used to be eclectic black metal with thoughtful and poetic lyrics, now they're mediocre metalcore with lyrics that are literally just "fuck everything, the world sucks, kill yourself"Pic related, not creative, just embarrassingly juvenile. Kyuho has so much pretense.
>>10383147I thought it was some pasta until I got to korean part. Whew
>>10383147It's just the singles that are like that, the newest album has the same kind of lyrics etc. like they had before, just less black metal-y.And yeah, Kyuho is a massive edgelord, that's what I like about him personally
>>10383163It's not that he's an edgelord, it's that he's so self serious. He puts on the act that he hates himself and wants to die, but in reality he thinks he's God.
>>10383242>but in reality he thinks he's God.where does that come from? i doubt that a guy who writes this has a superiority complex.
>>10382671iktf anon. I've wanted to start a vkei influenced band for years but I don't have anyone to start it with because I live in bumfuck nowhere. I think lolitas, metalheads and people already into alt-culture are your best bet, especially if you're willing to get them into vkei.>>10383147kekthis is art
>>10383269Because the self-pity and self-seriousness both come from narcissism.
>>10383147I googled them and the first song I found was almost the exact same as this. I didn't think this was serious. This is so bad it's good.
>>10383753They actually have some good lyrics, but the bad ones are some of the worst I've ever seen
Poor Kyouka, but this is funny as fuck.https://youtu.be/84XHwa_yiyw
>>10383499I'd assume they're a result of mental illness. After reading that I can't really fault him for being edgy, I'd be angry and depressed too.
>>10383769>I just want to sex with you
>>10383269He sounds really childish.
>>10383769is this a chinese bootleg song?
>>10383879>>10383884>>10383990>>10384000Nacht is a very solid album, and the other one is good from what I remember, but everything else I've heard from him has been everything from shit to fuckin' shit. Except the Dir en grey cover, that was nice.
Does anyone have any "so bad it's good" vkei? Pic and link related, it's the best worst thing ever.https://youtu.be/YcWAQc9-Ls0
>>10384082https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-e7HAc2RrU>tfw 1:56 kicks in
>>10384079So that's what, 3 singles? Anyways, here's his other band but the guitarist of ME is the vocalist and Kyuho is the guitarist.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4O5z4vr3Eohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66JQzbQHGpYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuzII9hzvuU
>>10384087Lol I was just listening to him last night. I used to hate Mario Cross but I'm starting to unironically enjoy him. Send help!Also, here's this, image familiarhttps://youtu.be/P00k3J9Trng
>>10384082I fucking love しゅ~ふるまぁ~じゅ , theyre like if Da'vidノ使徒:aL went through the holocaust or something lmao>>10384087this is fucking awesome unironically
22 years today since Hide died https://youtu.be/ZQ51WJybK2k>>10384756lol, how can he be so based yet so cringe at the same time
>>10384082しゅ~ふるまぁ~じゅ are unironically great. Avant-garde geniuses.>>10384241>theyre like if Da'vidノ使徒:aL went through the holocaust or something lmaokek
I wish it was easier to find full photoshoots/magazine scans online. Really annoying when I find a sick picture and I can't find any more from that photoshoot
>>10389927tumblr is your best bet
GACKT teaches you how to train your penishttps://jrocknews.com/2020/05/gackt-penis-training.html
>>10390383He's actually such a delusional bitchboy though
>>10390404i love him
>>10390419This is a Mana board. GTFO.
>>10390404>>10390420i want gackt and yoshiki to tag team me
I downloaded Tiktok about 2 weeks ago and suddenly I see visual kei posts there? There was one fan edit thing of Dir en grey's Toshiya with about 5000 likes and 13k viewsIs vkei making a comeback?
>>10390944im gonna bet the majority of the people viewing that have no idea who Toshiya is or what visual kei is. they probably just see a cute japanese guy and thats about it
>>10390944It’s all those eboys and egirls fault and the need to be “alternative” nowadays Billie eilish is too mainstream now so the crowd’s moving to something more “obscure” since liking “obscure” things is becoming a trend
>>10390976well it had about 80 comments all saying they're going to "stan" him, and i'd wager that at least 500 people checked the comments and all
>>10390996still, they most likely had no idea who he was before they saw the video>>10390989this is true, and scary; all my secret clubs are being invaded, i hope vkei isnt next lol
>>10391009>still, they most likely had no idea who he was before they saw the videoyeah, exactlynow there's going to be at least 100 new "fans" from tiktok, which is only going to snowball from there
cool little Misa/Da'vid fansite I found http://misashito.occult-proposal.net/anybody else love finding old vkei fansites?
based https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ6__uCmpJE>>10391593Yeah I do, nice site
I have sad very fine flat hair, but want a nice VK style look. Any wig recommendations?
>>10390989>>10390996>>10391009I wouldn't worry about TikTok, the fanbase outside of Japan is already shit. Monochrome Heaven is the biggest community of foreign fans and it's full of Kpop loving drag queen trannies who talk about "tea" and "sis and "sksksk" and try to pervert vkei into their evil regressive tranny shit
>>103953553 bottles of hairspray
>>10395719Yeah, hairspray and sometimes extensions for visual kei, wigs are rare, and when they're used they aren't usually spiked, they're long and straight like Kyouka from Aliene Ma'riage or Mikoto from Zigzag.
>>10395719I sadly dont have enough hair. all the spray in the world wouldnt help me, which is why im trying to find a good base wig
Yoshiki says he thinks the new album will be coming soon, we'll see lol https://www.instagram.com/p/CAc9UgRA4_T/
Me: love modern vk, femboy host aesthetics, latex and punky vk fashion, groups disbanding in a few years, idol bts cuteboi antics, rock and pop over subdued gothy whining Everyone else: Gact, though! Malice Mixer and these 40 year old band that looks explicitly like 80s glam rockWhatNo comment on which is better or anything but westerners seem to 100% be the later.
>>10399346Work on your English. That was painful to read through.
>>10399346what the fuckalso literally no one likes gackt
>>10399346I think this post made my brain bleed
>>10399346This has to be a falseflag to make nu vk fans look retarded. No way this is unironic.
>>10399346japanese vk fans I see on twitter love older bands as well, it sure isn't just westerners.When you consider that VK was more popular in the 90s, with bands like Malice Mizer at the top of the so-called "visual boom", it's not really a surprise.Also>idol bts cuteboi anticsjfc
>>10399346>not enjoying malice mizerwtf the fuck is wrong with you