VIDEO: Malice Mizer, "ILLUMINATI [Live from Merveilles L’espace]"

Yesterday I, along with countless other people, lost a good friend. After a long battle with Cystic Fibrosis, Justin “Phoenixtear” Johnstone passed away at the age of 26. CrossScar and Savin Jhsoe are two other online aliases he has adopted in the time that I have known him. I originally met Justin around Dragon*Con 2003, […]

VIDEO: Gackt, "Last Song [Live in Yokohama, Japan]"

This is a clip taken from Japanese artist Gackt’s (神威 楽斗) Gackt Live Tour 2004 – The Sixth Day & Seventh Night ~Final~ (Buy it now!) performance. This nine-minute long, acoustic performance of his epic “Last Song” is the most beautiful, heart-felt performance of the song that I have ever seen. Luckily, I found a […]

VIDEO: Gackt, "Returner ~Yami no Shuen~"

Today is a day for birthdays, as today we celebrate Gackt Camui, or 神威 楽斗 for my Japanese readers, turning… well… he claims to be over 400 years old. Also a vampire. But, hey, he’s Japanese so it’s to be expected! This song, “RETURNER~闇の終焉~”, is his latest single. Only two weeks old. I really don’t […]

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