Author: Miko Suzahiru

Monthly Treasure: SiM

Members MAH – vocals SHOW-HATE – guitars, keyboards, backing vocals SIN – bass guitar, backing vocals GODRi – drums, backing vocals Background In November 2004, MAH founded Silence iz Mine—a three piece band with MAH as vocalist and guitarist, KAH as bassist, and way as drummer. In 2008 and 2009, the band shortened its name to SiM. They solidified their member formation with SHOW-HATE taking the guitar role from MAH and SIN and GODRi filling in for bass and drums respectively. SiM brings a unique brand of rebellious lyrics and an in your face attitude with their sound. They stand out from other Japanese...

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Jrock Vault: The Subscription Box For Your Jrock Needs

TreasureBox PRESS is proud to present a sneak peek of a new service for Japanese rock fans, Jrock Vault! We recently received a beta box for review and to give you information on Jrock Vault. What is Jrock Vault? Jrock Vault is a bimonthly subscription box service that introduces new bands and artists to fans of Japanese rock and visual kei. Each box features a different artist every other month. Packaging Upon receiving the crate, it was nice to see the care and pride Jrock Vault has for their sturdy and multi-purpose box. The aim for the box is...

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This Month’s Treasure is Yumeleep – A Visual Kei Band of the New Generation

Welcome to TreasureBox PRESS’ first Monthly Treasure! In this series, we will cover bands and artists who catch our attention, and present them to you at the beginning of each month. This month, we would like to present Yumeleep! Members Vocals: Makuranemu Guitar: Tamate Bass: Omochi Drums: Urara Background Yumeleep is a fairly new visual kei band that formed in early 2017 after the disbandment of melvel. Three members of melvel recruited bassist Omochi and drummer Urara. They were briefly known as nightmare syndrome, then changed their name to Yumeleep. The band’s concept is “sleep talk” and often wear pastel...

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Life After Deluhi: Where Are They Now?

Members Vocals: Juri Guitar: LEDA Bass: Aggy Drums: Sujk DELUHI was a young prominent band in the visual kei scene from January 2008 to July 2011. They made great strides with metalcore and hard rock sounds, passionate delivery, and high energy. Formally known as GRAVE SEED until their final lineup, LEDA immediately began composing materials for their very well received debut album, SURVELLIANCE, and eventually became the main songwriter for the band. The band’s library includes 12 singles and 4 albums and mini-albums. By December 2010, the band decided to go on hiatus, but ultimately ended up disbanding. So...

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REVIEW: 2017 Autumn Anime (R-17+)

Continuing on from the previous Autumn Anime Review post, the following are series rated R-17+ from the season release. (Sorry kids, you better click out of this article now!) Following the previous format, these reviews are based on the first three episodes of the series, and you’ll find the verdict at the end!     Evil or Live Genre: Horror Rated: R-17+ Episodes: 12 I was naive going into this show with its interesting premise of extreme rehabilitation for kids/teenagers addicted to the internet. When I started the series, I saw the oh-so-familiar opening animation for Haoliners Animation Leagueーa...

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