SUICIDE ALI & LUZMELT: VISUAL KEI CONCERT AT EAST COAST ANIME CONVENTION, TEKKOSHOCON. J-ROCK BAND INTERVIEW, JAPAN MUSIC IN AMERICA.


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I promised you J-rock eye candy… and here’s the delivery. Young Visual Kei band Luzmelt wearing what can only be described as training bras! And shorty-shorts. And a butt bustle? Regi and photographer Shiori Saito continue their epic Tekkoshocon journey by interviewing Suicide Ali about Pikachu pijamas and headbanging to their music. Read on…

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Tekkoshocon brought in one of my favorite bands for the convention this year: Suicide Ali. I anticipated only interviewing them, but was also scheduled for an interview with Luzmelt, a new Visual Kei band I had never heard of before. Fortunately, prior to each interview, I managed to see the Q&A panels and performances from both bands.

Luzmelt’s interpreter knew ahead of time that she would be on break, as I speak Japanese. Unfortunately, the band seemed to have forgotten… and the result was rather comical (one almost fell off his chair and there was quite a bit of nervous laughter going on). The vocalist, Yuhma, was extremely polite, and the drummer, Miu, was absolutely adorable, always smiling. It was harder to get the other members (guitars Asuka and Kaie and bass Zig) to speak, and when they did I was never 100% certain of where their minds were. My favorite question was: “What country do you want to go to?” and the answer was immediately “London.” They also had gone to Walmart, and were fascinated by it, enough so that they took tons of pictures.

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The Suicide Ali interview was extremely enjoyable, with lots of laughs and random comments from both sides. Kozi (bass) started the comedic ball rolling when he sounded out his name incredibly slowly. Apparently Hiroshi (guitar) sleeps in Pikachu kigurumi, and Goshi (vocals) swore that he saw it. Hisashi (drums) didn’t say much. At one point I accidentally skipped Goshi on a question (I thought he had answered it already)… I apologized but he had answered the question (“Favorite brand?” “I don’t have any, actually…”) the same way I’d written it on my notepad a few moments earlier. Awkward…

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Time to rock out. Luzmelt opened with an energetic rock vibe, and Suicide Ali sealed the deal with their twisted “industrial metal,” for lack of a better term. Both performances were outstanding and the crowd was very involved, even trying to mimic the para-para-style motions.

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Suicide Ali’s live act never ceased to impress. Goshi’s vocals were spot on and every attempt to speak English was adorable (Hiroshi forgot the word “happy”). They’re not quite as gimmicky as Mix Speaker’s Inc, but the sight of Goshi spreading his arms as though they were wings during the song “Revendish Ring” made me scream and jump around like an idiot.

Though there were some sound problems, the shows were executed nicely and the bands treated fans who lined up for autographs with respect and a touch of humor. Though I am partial to Suicide Ali, I highly recommend seeing both groups live.

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Also: buy their new singles! You can get Luzmelt’s “Sacrifice” from HearJapan. Suicide Ali’s “Stitch Doll” (which is AWESOME) and the best-of album of Variable Messiah (Goshi and Hiroshi’s former band) are available from Darkest Labyrinth. What are you waiting for? Go for it!

Any fans of Suicide Ali in the house? Which Visual Kei band would you most like to see perform in America?

Japanese Word of the Day: Mijuku = Immature
Song of the Day: Suicide Ali – Revendish Ring (from the DVD)

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  • http://twitter.com/Dravarious Yukiro Dravarious

    Word of the Day: Mijuku
    *Gyahahhahahhahaa*

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Muahaahah! If only people knew the hidden meaning behind my Words of the Days / Songs of the Day and Facebook song posts… ;)

  • http://www.myspace.com/shadowpal2 shadowpal2

    ROFLMFAO!!!!!!!!! Why does Goshi san look so serious when taking the picture HAHAHAHAHA!!!! He’s serious in every single shot on the Internet as well. Loosen up a bit man hahaha!!! At least you have Hiroshi san doing the V-sign…just kind of seriously.

    And what about Kkkk…kkkoooo….kkkoooozzzz…K-O-Z-I san? Why is everyone so serious?! Hisashi san seems to be the only one who seems relaxed. (sigh!)…Visual Kei must be a tough a business.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      ROTFMAO is my favorite new word! Especially since Basil DOES roll around the floor mao: http://robo.to/lacarmina?iid=403410

      VK is a very serious business, with the butt bustles and all.

    • http://ignatiastrigha.wordpress.com Regi

      Actually, they were hilarious in the interview. I really enjoyed my time with them, and even spoke to them afterward because they were so much fun.

  • http://twitter.com/Dravarious Yukiro Dravarious

    Word of the Day: Mijuku
    *Gyahahhahahhahaa*

  • Anonymous

    IDK. Ever since zig and miu left Luzmelt, I’m not 100% sure if I will continue to be a fan of the band.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      I’m a fan of the shorty shorts! :3

  • http://www.myspace.com/shadowpal2 shadowpal2

    ROFLMFAO!!!!!!!!! Why does Goshi san look so serious when taking the picture HAHAHAHAHA!!!! He's serious in every single shot on the Internet as well. Loosen up a bit man hahaha!!! At least you have Hiroshi san doing the V-sign…just kind of seriously.

    And what about Kkkk…kkkoooo….kkkoooozzzz…K-O-Z-I san? Why is everyone so serious?! Hisashi san seems to be the only one who seems relaxed. (sigh!)…Visual Kei must be a tough a business.

  • Maleva

    i love jmusic…..

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      I hear you. :D

  • MoonMaiden90

    …I’ve taken lots o pictures in walmart before…that’s what happens when ur bored at 3am with your friends & have no money & nothing to do I guess. lol

    …hopefully I can find a way to purchase some music from theses guys!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      That’s true, it’s an interesting place to take photos… When Yukiro and I went to Best Buy, he took a photo of the sign because he’d never been to one of the stores before ahaha.

  • RoseSaga

    I’m going to see Luzmelt in July! I’m already so excited :D

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Woww exciting! You’ll have to let me know what you think.

      Cute new profile pic, by the way – very Mana.

      • RoseSaga

        I’ll tell you for sure :) I haven’t listened to them yet because I want this concert to be a surprise, haha.
        Also, thank you! The headdress I’m wearing on my profile pic is actually from Moi-même-Moitié (and so is the skirt I wore with it, but you can’t see it in the pic).

  • Tlr

    suicide ali is fun! ^_^ his voice reminds me a little bit of kyo from dir en grey’s singing voice.

  • Jane

    Excellent costumes! Love it – thanks x

  • Mel

    Only the one with the green guitar on the end looks like a man.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Story of my life…

  • Pussilang

    Thank you XD (also for Suicide Ali report)

    btw I like the one in white costume XD

  • Lisha

    Amazing!

  • Dragzilla

    hahaha that one boy on the right with the green guitar is SOOOOOooo not about it!

  • KamenTsu

    IDK. Ever since zig and miu left Luzmelt, I'm not 100% sure if I will continue to be a fan of the band.

  • http://www.nvr-ndr.com [tlr]

    wow epic stage lighting!

    [tlr]

  • Maleva

    i love jmusic…..

  • MoonMaiden90

    …I've taken lots o pictures in walmart before…that's what happens when ur bored at 3am with your friends & have no money & nothing to do I guess. lol

    …hopefully I can find a way to purchase some music from theses guys!

  • RoseSaga

    I'm going to see Luzmelt in July! I'm already so excited :D

  • Tlr

    suicide ali is fun! ^_^ his voice reminds me a little bit of kyo from dir en grey's singing voice.

  • Jane

    Excellent costumes! Love it – thanks x

  • Mel

    Only the one with the green guitar on the end looks like a man.

  • Pussilang

    Thank you XD (also for Suicide Ali report)

    btw I like the one in white costume XD

  • Lisha

    Amazing!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Muahaahah! If only people knew the hidden meaning behind my Words of the Days / Songs of the Day and Facebook song posts… ;)

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    ROTFMAO is my favorite new word! Especially since Basil DOES roll around the floor mao: http://robo.to/lacarmina?iid=403410

    VK is a very serious business, with the butt bustles and all.

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    I'm a fan of the shorty shorts! :3

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    I hear you. :D

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    That's true, it's an interesting place to take photos… When Yukiro and I went to Best Buy, he took a photo of the sign because he'd never been to one of the stores before ahaha.

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Woww exciting! You'll have to let me know what you think.

    Cute new profile pic, by the way – very Mana.

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Story of my life…

  • Dragzilla

    hahaha that one boy on the right with the green guitar is SOOOOOooo not about it!

  • http://ignatiastrigha.wordpress.com Regi

    Actually, they were hilarious in the interview. I really enjoyed my time with them, and even spoke to them afterward because they were so much fun.

  • http://www.nvr-ndr.com [tlr]

    wow epic stage lighting!

    [tlr]

  • Shannon

    they look so awesome!!

  • Shannon

    they look so awesome!!

  • Purple

    Epic!

  • Purple

    Epic!

  • RoseSaga

    I'll tell you for sure :) I haven't listened to them yet because I want this concert to be a surprise, haha.
    Also, thank you! The headdress I'm wearing on my profile pic is actually from Moi-même-Moitié (and so is the skirt I wore with it, but you can't see it in the pic).

  • http://twitter.com/ruby_red_shoe Christy Wakefield

    I am so jealous! Visual Kei bands NEVER come to Melbourne and I didn’t get to see Suicide Ali when I was in japan. I could dance like Goshi in the Aoi ookami ga mita zekkei PV!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      I haven’t seen them either… now I’m dying to!

  • http://twitter.com/ruby_red_shoe Christy Wakefield

    I am so jealous! Visual Kei bands NEVER come to Melbourne and I didn't get to see Suicide Ali when I was in japan. I could dance like Goshi in the Aoi ookami ga mita zekkei PV!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    I haven't seen them either… now I'm dying to!

  • Anonymous

    yummmm!

  • mariesfbayarea

    yummmm!