Tokyo Dark Castle [Uber-Goth :: Live & DJ'd] UPDATE! TDC#17 just got sexed up with the addition of ultra-industrialists, Despair, plus Jude and Wakana doing two extra DJ sets. That’s right! Auto-Mod, Destruct System, Phantasmagoria, Calmando Qual, Speed ID, PLUS DESPAIR! DJs Violet, Chihiro, PLUS JUDE (Sins of the Flesh) AND WAKANA!!

Jude is currently doing keyboards with of Despair, so he’ll be doing a double set… and since he’s the Kansai bureau chief of, you can book with him! Support the man who supports Igor’s madness! Book with Jude!! As he’ll probably be on the road buzz me and I’ll buzz him:
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Tokyo Dark Castle Japan’s biggest live Goth event is set to takes punter on the second ride at Shinjuku’s Marz club. Every Tokyo Dark Castle is specially crafted to ensure maximum consistency and enjoyment throughout the night. It is a badge of honor for the bands who play, and the acts that do make it to TDC are definitely worth following wherever they play. It is a major locus for those seeking to get into Goth and underground in Japan as players come from a cross-section of music scenes. Off-stage, the crowds are the best-dressed in Tokyo, but it is not dress coded so don’t worry if you are underdressed – just make an effort with what you have and enjoy.

The March show includes Goth-underground rock legends, Auto-Mod headed by organizer Genet, aggressive dark rock from Destruct System, danceable darkwave from Phantasmagoria, hot hard rocking from Calmando Qual (yes, they are from the vk scene, but they hit hard and do great live shows!), and veteran Goth-rock outfit, Speed-iD.

Tonight’s event will also be, in part, a memorial show for one of the true leading ladies of Tokyo’s Goth scene, Isola. Missed, but never forgotten, her spirit will continue to live strong.

Extra notes:
Don’t forget your ID!
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Tokyo Dark Castle #17
When: Saturday, 4th March
Open: 24:00
Where: Marz Shinjuku (near Shinjuku)
Address: B1F Dai-ichi Tokiwa Bldg., Kabukicho 2-45-1, Shinjuku :: Map
Tel: 03-3202-8248
Price3,000 yen adv. :: 3,500 yen @ door (plus 500 1D)
Live: Auto-Mod, Destruct System, Calmando Qual, Phantasmagoria and Speed-iD.
DJs: Chihiro & Violet.
VJ: Kihito
Note: Must be 18+ (ID checks) – 20+ to drink.
EXTRA! Now with Despair, DJing from Jude (Sins of the Flesh) and Wakana!

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