Hikaru has written 17 posts for homeless / visual / kids

Song of the Day//Inner Core by LOST ASH

From their Official Youtube Technically LOST ASH came into being in November of 2009, however prior to activities as LOST ASH the band was known as Ocelot which formed in 2008. In 2009 Ocelot changed their name to LOST ASH and along with the name change, their visuals too. LOST ASH consists of Daiki on … Continue reading

Song of the Day//Rhapsody in Black by A

A, otherwise known as ACE (short for Anonymous Confederate Ensemble) is a young band that formed in April 2010. The aspect about A that would catch most people’s attention is the fact that they are pirate themed, referring to their fans as “Hearties” (I’m assuming this is from the phrase “arrggh me hearties!”)! The second … Continue reading

Song of the Day//Count Down by Blu-Billion

Before their debut, this band was described on online forums as “Seika’s (from bis) new band”, much to my amusement (not that I’m too familiar with Seika or bis). Blu-Billion is different from other visual kei bands in that they have 6 members (you don’t see that very often!). Along with the standard vocals (Mike), … Continue reading

Song of the Day//fall on one’s knees by Cocklobin

Raise your hand if you laughed at this band’s name *slowly raises hand…* Despite my initial reaction to them (based on name only), I’ve fallen in love with this band’s style. Formed in 2008, cocklobin derive their name from “kumadori” or in English, “Japanese robin” which is known as a spokesman for sadness “the red … Continue reading

Song of the Day//Sky Blue by GUILD

ZANY ZAP are probably best known as the record company that signs Golden Bomber but GB isn’t the only band on that label willing to be a little silly! Enter GUILD, a quartet from Kyoto consisting of Ryuichi on vocals, Yoshihiro on guitar, Takuma on bass and Kohichi on drums. The two bands seem to … Continue reading

Song of the Day//My Sweet Black by born

born is the third incarnation of the band consisting of Ryouga (vocals), K and Ray (guitars), Kifumi (bass) and Tomo (drums). The five members created a band together in 2005 under the name RENNY AMY. RENNY AMY was active until 2006, with the same five members going on to form D&L. In 2008 D&L was … Continue reading

Song of the Day//RiL by ViViD

Today’s song is a live only track from the band ViViD. The bassist and drummer were initially part of a limited time only session band by the name of ZiL. Upon cessation of activities, the two went on to form ViViD in early 2009, signing with Peace and Smile Company. After not even a year … Continue reading

Song of the Day//RAVE by FEST VAINQUEUR

Yesterday we introduced the band SINCREA who disbanded in April 2010 in order to ‘start from the beginning again’. In his individual parting message, guitarist Tomo stated that he wanted to start a new band with a new style, and that in order to make a clear distinction between what was SINCREA and his future … Continue reading

Song of the Day//Garasu no Namida by SINCREA

Today’s song is from a young, short lived band with a long history! Vocalist Hal and bassist Hiro were friends in middle school and formed SINCREA (as a cover band) for their culture festival. Drummer Kazi joined in high school and the band continued activities until their third year when they temporarily broke up, only … Continue reading

Song of the Day//Reverse by -Oz-

For those whose music device lists bands by symbol, number then alphabetically, here is a potential list topper by the name of -OZ-! -OZ- is a Loop Ash band and formed in 2004. 2011 was the year for European -OZ- fans with the band embarking on a tour visiting Poland, Finland, France, the United Kingdom, … Continue reading