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TOKYO DARK CASTLE: AURAL VAMPIRE, TAKUYA ANGEL, SISEN, CHIHIRO, GOTH EBM.

Tokyo Dark Castle Japanese goth bands performing. 13th MOON and Genet of Auto-Mod, spooky Halloween jack skellington music.

“This is Halloween, this is Halloween…” well, perhaps not quite yet. But we’re in Tokyo, the closest place on Earth to Jack Skellington’s hometown. No need to wait for October 31st; every month, Tokyo Dark Castle lowers the drawbridge and lures in Japan’s finest Goth/electro bands. Saturday’s performers included Auto-Mod (top left: Genet, event organizer and singer of Auto-Mod) and †13th Moon†.

Selia or Seileen singing Goth rococo opera at Tokyo Dark Castle. Drag cyber gothic club performance, long fingernails and eyelashes, horns on head.

I ran into Selia in the Ikebukuro subway station, and he’s unrecognizable without the feathered horns and eyelashes! What a transformation: DJ Sisen lays down a pounding beat, fairytale minions twist around the stage, and Selia’s operatic voice takes you on a ride with the Valkyries. Truly one of the most arresting performers around.

Fetish S&M exhibition performance at Japan club night, Tokyo Dark Castle. Selia and goth boy in collar, dragged by chain.

The highlight: when Selia dragged out Count de Sang by the chain of his dog collar, choking and whipping him against his Rococo skirts. (Check out his MySpace page for a video.)

Aural Vampire blonde electro singer performing live at Tokyo Dark Castle. Cute Japanese singer in band singing into microphone, dancing.

Aural Vampire ended the night around 5am. Blonde singer Exo-Chika can do no wrong, even though the excess banter with her masked partner caused grumbling in the audience.

Cyber gothic club outfit at Tokyo Dark Castle. La Carmina in blue Anna Sui fake eyelashes, dark purple MAC lipstick, bows and horns on head from Daiso Japan dollar store.

I rarely dress Cyber Gothic, but DJ Sisen and friends are rubbing off on me. Daiso (the 100 yen store) has already brought out Christmas items. For a few dollars, I picked up blue tree garland and gift wrap bows to decorate my hair. The blue eyelashes are from Anna Sui; the dark purple lipstick is Cyber by MAC.

DJ Takuya Angel and Chihiro spinning occult Japanese EBM Industral and Electro music at Tokyo Dark Castle. Goth nightlife fashion, clubbers in wild cyber rave Halloween costumes.

Much of the club fashion can be described as Lolita + Death. DJs Chihiro and Takuya Angel (top right) spun pounding EBM.

Crazy wild Japanese cyber goth club fashion. Spooky Gothic Lolita makeup, facepaint. Creepy pirate Halloween costume at Tokyo Dark Castle.

Tokyo Dark Castle was packed to the rafters; a year ago, there was only a handful of nightcrawlers. We took a much-needed breather outside. Drunk Kabuki-cho “normals” stumbled by and took photos.

DJ Sisen, Japanese Cyber Goth deejay wearing Takuya Angel, crazy monsters inc hand and kid's backpack, tall pink platform shoes at Tokyo Dark Castle.

Goodnight, all-seeing Sisen – see you at Tokyo Decadance!

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  1. Posted October 20, 2008 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    Well, I think you're a classy cyber goth! I like the way you did your hair in particular. I wouldn't have known it was tree garlands if you hadn't mentioned it…
    What's the name of the band with the feathered horned singer? The Valkyries…?

  2. Posted October 21, 2008 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    Selia is the horned one; Seileen is the name of his act with Sisen. Selia also performed with the group Auto-Mod.

    Hooray for Xmas decorations!

  3. Posted October 21, 2008 at 1:04 am | Permalink

    you are always such a diva! <3 so cute!

  4. Posted October 21, 2008 at 1:05 am | Permalink

    Sisen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Posted October 21, 2008 at 1:05 am | Permalink

    zomg lucky!!

  6. Posted October 21, 2008 at 1:05 am | Permalink

    oh how i wish i was there to see Aural Vampire

  7. Posted October 21, 2008 at 1:05 am | Permalink

    sexy SiSen!

  8. Posted October 21, 2008 at 1:07 am | Permalink

    The crowd was going nuts!

  9. Posted October 21, 2008 at 1:47 am | Permalink

    Wow……………..to widen one's horizon,amazing awesome post!!!

  10. Posted October 21, 2008 at 1:47 am | Permalink

    Thanks! I tried to convey the dark visual feast that it was! ^__^

  11. Posted October 21, 2008 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    Well, I think you’re a classy cyber goth! I like the way you did your hair in particular. I wouldn’t have known it was tree garlands if you hadn’t mentioned it…
    What’s the name of the band with the feathered horned singer? The Valkyries…?

    • Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:03 am | Permalink

      Selia is the horned one; Seileen is the name of his act with Sisen. Selia also performed with the group Auto-Mod.

      Hooray for Xmas decorations!

    • Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:03 am | Permalink

      Selia is the horned one; Seileen is the name of his act with Sisen. Selia also performed with the group Auto-Mod.

      Hooray for Xmas decorations!

  12. Posted October 21, 2008 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    Well, I think you’re a classy cyber goth! I like the way you did your hair in particular. I wouldn’t have known it was tree garlands if you hadn’t mentioned it…
    What’s the name of the band with the feathered horned singer? The Valkyries…?

  13. Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    you are always such a diva! <3 so cute!

  14. Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    you are always such a diva! <3 so cute!

  15. Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    Sisen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    Sisen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    zomg lucky!!

  18. Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    zomg lucky!!

  19. Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    oh how i wish i was there to see Aural Vampire

    • Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:07 am | Permalink

      The crowd was going nuts!

    • Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:07 am | Permalink

      The crowd was going nuts!

  20. Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    oh how i wish i was there to see Aural Vampire

  21. Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    sexy SiSen!

  22. Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    sexy SiSen!

  23. Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    Wow……………..to widen one’s horizon,amazing awesome post!!!

    • Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:47 am | Permalink

      Thanks! I tried to convey the dark visual feast that it was! ^__^

    • Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:47 am | Permalink

      Thanks! I tried to convey the dark visual feast that it was! ^__^

  24. Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    Wow……………..to widen one’s horizon,amazing awesome post!!!

  25. Posted October 21, 2008 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    wasn't it your friend that was being sort of rude when aural vampire was having technical difficulties? I think a couple people were agitated, but most people were a little more understanding that the computer was freezing. I know this will sound nitpicky, but it looks like you don't ask people permission to take their photos (like the picture of the red-ribbon girl).. I think most people in this goth world like having their picture taken, but in Japan especially there are some people that might get fired if their picture is posted on the internet (they will politely request that you don't take pictures of them if you ask). It might be best to just ask to make sure!

  26. Posted October 21, 2008 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    Whooaaa your eyes look Huge when you do your make-up like that! I love it. Best make-up yet. The blue really Really suits you too!

  27. Posted October 21, 2008 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    wasn’t it your friend that was being sort of rude when aural vampire was having technical difficulties? I think a couple people were agitated, but most people were a little more understanding that the computer was freezing. I know this will sound nitpicky, but it looks like you don’t ask people permission to take their photos (like the picture of the red-ribbon girl).. I think most people in this goth world like having their picture taken, but in Japan especially there are some people that might get fired if their picture is posted on the internet (they will politely request that you don’t take pictures of them if you ask). It might be best to just ask to make sure!

  28. Posted October 21, 2008 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    wasn’t it your friend that was being sort of rude when aural vampire was having technical difficulties? I think a couple people were agitated, but most people were a little more understanding that the computer was freezing. I know this will sound nitpicky, but it looks like you don’t ask people permission to take their photos (like the picture of the red-ribbon girl).. I think most people in this goth world like having their picture taken, but in Japan especially there are some people that might get fired if their picture is posted on the internet (they will politely request that you don’t take pictures of them if you ask). It might be best to just ask to make sure!

  29. Posted October 21, 2008 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Whooaaa your eyes look Huge when you do your make-up like that! I love it. Best make-up yet. The blue really Really suits you too!

  30. Posted October 21, 2008 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Whooaaa your eyes look Huge when you do your make-up like that! I love it. Best make-up yet. The blue really Really suits you too!

  31. Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    wicked sweet idea with the christmas garland.

  32. Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Nyaaaa~ I like that The Nightmare Before Christmas christmas hat. :x

    And you look perfect as usual :D

  33. Posted October 22, 2008 at 3:06 am | Permalink

    wicked sweet idea with the christmas garland.

  34. Posted October 22, 2008 at 3:06 am | Permalink

    wicked sweet idea with the christmas garland.

  35. Posted October 22, 2008 at 3:06 am | Permalink

    Nyaaaa~ I like that The Nightmare Before Christmas christmas hat. :x

    And you look perfect as usual :D

  36. Posted October 22, 2008 at 3:06 am | Permalink

    Nyaaaa~ I like that The Nightmare Before Christmas christmas hat. :x

    And you look perfect as usual :D

  37. Posted October 23, 2008 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    Wowy, Selia! (*O*)

  38. Posted October 24, 2008 at 1:59 am | Permalink

    Wowy, Selia! (*O*)

  39. Posted October 24, 2008 at 1:59 am | Permalink

    Wowy, Selia! (*O*)

  40. Posted October 23, 2008 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

    wow u look good dressing up cyber goth1

  41. Posted October 24, 2008 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    Thanks, it was fun! I'm planning a wild outfit for Tokyo Decadance… :)

  42. Posted October 24, 2008 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    wow u look good dressing up cyber goth1

    • Posted October 24, 2008 at 7:16 am | Permalink

      Thanks, it was fun! I’m planning a wild outfit for Tokyo Decadance… :)

      • Posted October 25, 2008 at 5:58 am | Permalink

        lol sounds ausome!

      • Posted October 25, 2008 at 5:58 am | Permalink

        lol sounds ausome!

    • Posted October 24, 2008 at 7:16 am | Permalink

      Thanks, it was fun! I’m planning a wild outfit for Tokyo Decadance… :)

  43. Posted October 24, 2008 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    wow u look good dressing up cyber goth1

  44. Posted October 24, 2008 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    lol sounds ausome!

  45. Posted October 25, 2008 at 5:58 am | Permalink

    lol sounds ausome!

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