VKI is a project that aims to help new VK bands get more recognition outside of Japan and to provide fans of VK with information about new bands they might be interested in.

We aim to post information about a new band once a week.

Please message us with suggestions of bands you'd like us to introduce! And we're happy to accept submissions of band intros! In fact, that would help us out greatly, so please do!

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liraizo started their activities on September, 8th 2014. They are all former members of session band鬼神會(kijinkai). The band‘s debut live will be held on November 17th and they will release their first mini album Himitsu Club (秘密クラブ) on November 26th 2014.
You can check out their homepage and youtube channel for more information!
OHP youtube channel


Line-up:



Vo: YUKI, (ex- Mix Speaker’s,Inc.) [blog] [twitter]



Gt: キリ (Kili), (ex- アンド(AND)) [blog] [twitter]



GT: 冬摩 (Touma), (ex. Circus) [blog] [twitter]



Ba: ユウトマン(yuto-man), (ex- SCREW, BLACK////RUN) [blog] [twitter]



Dr: 鈴音 (Suzune), (ex- アンド(AND)) [blog] [twitter]

liraizo started their activities on September, 8th 2014. They are all former members of session band鬼神會(kijinkai). The band‘s debut live will be held on November 17th and they will release their first mini album Himitsu Club (秘密クラブ) on November 26th 2014.

You can check out their homepage and youtube channel for more information!

OHP youtube channel

Line-up:

Vo: YUKI, (ex- Mix Speaker’s,Inc.) [blog] [twitter]

Gt: キリ (Kili), (ex- アンド(AND)) [blog] [twitter]

GT: 冬摩 (Touma), (ex. Circus) [blog] [twitter]

Ba: ユウトマン(yuto-man), (ex- SCREW, BLACK////RUN) [blog] [twitter]

Dr: 鈴音 (Suzune), (ex- アンド(AND)) [blog] [twitter]

Today we’re introducing the band TesЯoa, (previously RUBIK). They changed name and had their ‘first live’ as TesЯoa on April 3rd 2014. They released their first mini album [A-10] on July 18th.
OHP, Youtube
Vocal: Shion [BLOG] [TWITTER]Guitar: Takebo [BLOG] [TWITTER]Bass: KOU [BLOG] [TWITTER]Drums: Yuri [BLOG] [TWITTER]

Today we’re introducing the band TesЯoa, (previously RUBIK). They changed name and had their ‘first live’ as TesЯoa on April 3rd 2014. They released their first mini album [A-10] on July 18th.

OHPYoutube

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Vocal: Shion [BLOG] [TWITTER]

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Guitar: Takebo [BLOG] [TWITTER]

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Bass: KOU 
[BLOG] [TWITTER]

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Drums: Yuri 
[BLOG] [TWITTER]

Looking for people to become Admins and join our team!

We’ve been a little down on post volume lately due to busy admins, so we’re looking for more people to join our team!

What we need is people who can be active at least one day a week or more to help either find bands to post about, and/or to write intro posts for bands! We’re also interested in having people who can post updates about indie bands such as changes in members, going major, new releases, ect.

We’re especially interested in anyone who is maybe studying in Japan or goes to lives in Japan and has access to fliers handed out after those lives as they’re a good source of new info.

Also anyone who would be interested in being the main person to handle our twitter account, which would involve making sure we follow all the bands we post about!

You need to have an understandable level of English to be able to communicate with other admins if needed, and write posts understandably.

Let us know if you’re interested in helping out by sending us an ask or an email! (fyeahvku@gmail.com)

- Admin Kei

Today we want to introduce a band to you which is signed under an indie label but already has a solid fanbase: vistlip. The band formed in July 2007 and officially started their activities in December of the same year. They have releases 13 singles and 3 full albums as well as 3 mini albums, one single collection, one artist book and several DVDs.
OHP, facebook, twitter, nico channel
Vistlip still consists of all members that have formed the band in 2007. These members are:

Vocal: Tomo (智) (ex-D’e lude, Jessica, repuria (レプリア, as support))[blog] [twitter]


Guitar: Yuh (ex-SIN, Jessica)[blog] [twitter]


Guitar: Umi (海) (ex-Jiiku (ジーク), repuria (レプリア))[blog] [twitter]

Bass: Rui (瑠伊) (ex-COЯE THE CHILD, Jessica)[blog] [twitter]


Drums: Tohya (ex-RAVE!!, repuria (レプリア), YUKiTO-HEart of Project-)[blog] [twitter]

Today we want to introduce a band to you which is signed under an indie label but already has a solid fanbase: vistlip. The band formed in July 2007 and officially started their activities in December of the same year. They have releases 13 singles and 3 full albums as well as 3 mini albums, one single collection, one artist book and several DVDs.

OHP, facebook, twitter, nico channel

Vistlip still consists of all members that have formed the band in 2007. These members are:

Vocal: Tomo (智) (ex-D’e lude, Jessica, repuria (レプリア, as support))
[blog] [twitter]


Guitar: Yuh (ex-SIN, Jessica)
[blog] [twitter]


Guitar: Umi (海) (ex-Jiiku (ジーク), repuria (レプリア))
[blog] [twitter]


Bass: Rui (瑠伊) (ex-COЯE THE CHILD, Jessica)
[blog] [twitter]



Drums: Tohya (ex-RAVE!!, repuria (レプリア), YUKiTO-HEart of Project-)
[blog] [twitter]

Azlina is a new band that will hold its first live on October 4th, 2014 at Ash OSAKA and will release its first single “HymelCroyt” in the same month. Click here for previews of this single!
OHP, Twitter, Youtube Channel
These are the members:

Vocal: sigva (しぐば) (ex-septembara (九月蘭))[twitter] [blog]


Guitar: yuki (優希) (ex-MeLt (メルト。))[twitter] [blog]


Guitar: yuno (ゆの) (ex-STRAY CAT.)[twitter] [blog]


Bass: tomo (智) (ex- -LIMIT- (リミット), 2nd Dyz (as haruto (遥斗))[twitter] [blog]

Azlina is a new band that will hold its first live on October 4th, 2014 at Ash OSAKA and will release its first single “HymelCroyt” in the same month. Click here for previews of this single!

OHP, Twitter, Youtube Channel

These are the members:

Vocal: sigva (しぐば) (ex-septembara (九月蘭))
[twitter] [blog]


Guitar: yuki (優希) (ex-MeLt (メルト。))
[twitter] [blog]



Guitar: yuno (ゆの) (ex-STRAY CAT.)
[twitter] [blog]



Bass: tomo (智) (ex- -LIMIT- (リミット), 2nd Dyz (as haruto (遥斗))
[twitter] [blog]

I.T.G which is short for “Instigate The Grief” has officially formed in December 2013 and held its first live on June 1st 2014 in Yamagata. The first release of this band is a self-titled album that dropped the same day of its first live and includes 10 songs. I.T.G has uploaded a comment video and preview for it to its youtube channel!
OHP, twitter, facebookThese are the members:

Vocal: zero (ex-Xeno Head, ASSAULT, REDRUM (as ZAKU))[twitter] [tumblr]
 

Guitar: ippei (壱平) (VARIOUNESS)[twitter] [tumblr]
 

Guitar: kazuki[twitter] [instagram]
 

Bass: omi (臣)[twitter] [blog]
 

Drums: syu (秋) (ex-jeny creme)[twitter] [blog]

I.T.G which is short for “Instigate The Grief” has officially formed in December 2013 and held its first live on June 1st 2014 in Yamagata. The first release of this band is a self-titled album that dropped the same day of its first live and includes 10 songs. I.T.G has uploaded a comment video and preview for it to its youtube channel!

OHP, twitter, facebook

These are the members:

Vocal: zero (ex-Xeno Head, ASSAULT, REDRUM (as ZAKU))
[twitter] [tumblr]

 

Guitar: ippei (壱平) (VARIOUNESS)
[twitter] [tumblr]

 


Guitar: kazuki
[twitter] [instagram]

 

Bass: omi (臣)
[twitter] [blog]

 

Drums: syu (秋) (ex-jeny creme)
[twitter] [blog]

Ecthelion (エクセリオン) formed more than one year ago, on March 25th 2013. In December of the same year keyboarder and guitarist TAISEI left the band but three months later the band became a five-member band again when Sebastiano Serafini joined them. Ecthelion has released one mini album and two singles - the third one will drop on June 25th.
OHP, facebook, youtube
These are the members:

Vocal: miu[blog] [twitter] [facebook]
 

Guitar: kizasi (兆) (ex-ALIST GRACE)[blog] [twitter]
 

Guitar: Sakurapton (朝倉プトン)[blog] [twitter]
 

Bass: LIO (ex-ALIST GRACE)[blog] [twitter]
 

Manipulator: Seba (ex-DNR)[blog] [twitter] [facebook]

Ecthelion (エクセリオン) formed more than one year ago, on March 25th 2013. In December of the same year keyboarder and guitarist TAISEI left the band but three months later the band became a five-member band again when Sebastiano Serafini joined them. Ecthelion has released one mini album and two singles - the third one will drop on June 25th.

OHP, facebook, youtube

These are the members:

Vocal: miu
[blog] [twitter] [facebook]

 

Guitar: kizasi (兆) (ex-ALIST GRACE)
[blog] [twitter]

 

Guitar: Sakurapton (朝倉プトン)
[blog] [twitter]

 

Bass: LIO (ex-ALIST GRACE)
[blog] [twitter]

 

Manipulator: Seba (ex-DNR)
[blog] [twitter] [facebook]

Slime (スラィム) is a Visual Kei duo that is active since October 2012, starting activities on December 13th of the same year.
OHP, official blog, official twitter
These are the members:
Vocal & Guitar: ベス (beth)  (ex-doremidan as drummer reika)[twitter]
Guitar: 龍 (ryu) (ex-Le view, Mystic Moon, doremidan)[twitter]

Slime (スラィム) is a Visual Kei duo that is active since October 2012, starting activities on December 13th of the same year.

OHP, official blog, official twitter

These are the members:

Vocal & Guitar: ベス (beth)  (ex-doremidan as drummer reika)
[twitter]

Guitar: 龍 (ryu) (ex-Le view, Mystic Moon, doremidan)
[twitter]

Visual Kei band Schwarz-welt just held its first live on May 6th, 2014 and released its demo single “tandekishoushin traumerei” (耽溺傷心トロイメライ) that day.
You can check out the previews for this release on the band’s youtube channel.
OHP, twitter
This is the line-up:

Vocal: Maki | [blog] [twitter]

Guitar: Haru (ex-6-sense) | [blog] [twitter]

Bass: Sin (ex-Chris†Rail) | [blog] [twitter]

Drums: Luvia | [blog] [twitter]

Visual Kei band Schwarz-welt just held its first live on May 6th, 2014 and released its demo single “tandekishoushin traumerei” (耽溺傷心トロイメライ) that day.

You can check out the previews for this release on the band’s youtube channel.

OHP, twitter

This is the line-up:

Vocal: Maki | [blog] [twitter]


Guitar: Haru (ex-6-sense) | [blog] [twitter]


Bass: Sin (ex-Chris†Rail) | [blog] [twitter]


Drums: Luvia | [blog] [twitter]

Visual Kei band A.S.K. started its activities on July 10th 2013 and chose its bandname as abbreviation for “Aggressive Silent Killer”. A.S.K.’s new mini album is titled “BLACK” and it will drop in June 2014. Check out song previews, the latest PV preview and live footage on their official youtube channel!
OHP
In December 2013 guitarist Yuuya (悠弥) departed from the band and in March 2014 guitarist Nayuta (那由他) joined. Now A.S.K. is a five-member band again consisting of the following members:


Vocal: CHALA (ex-NO EVACUATION) [blog] [twitter]

Guitar: Rui (屡威) (ex-NO EVACUATION) [blog] [twitter]

Guitar: Nayuta (那由他) [blog] [twitter]

Bass: Akina (明希菜) (ex-mirukure (ミルクレ), BLACK†BLABBER) [blog] [twitter]

Drums: Kentaro (ケンタロ) [blog] [twitter]

Visual Kei band A.S.K. started its activities on July 10th 2013 and chose its bandname as abbreviation for “Aggressive Silent Killer”. A.S.K.’s new mini album is titled “BLACK” and it will drop in June 2014. Check out song previews, the latest PV preview and live footage on their official youtube channel!

OHP


In December 2013 guitarist Yuuya (悠弥) departed from the band and in March 2014 guitarist Nayuta (那由他) joined. Now A.S.K. is a five-member band again consisting of the following members:

Vocal: CHALA (ex-NO EVACUATION) [blog] [twitter]


Guitar: Rui (屡威) (ex-NO EVACUATION) [blog] [twitter]


Guitar: Nayuta (那由他) [blog] [twitter]


Bass: Akina (明希菜) (ex-mirukure (ミルクレ), BLACK†BLABBER) [blog] [twitter]


Drums: Kentaro (ケンタロ) [blog] [twitter]