Hi, it’s monkeybanana from MH ^^ I’m super excited to join this awesome community and am happy to be a part of it~! I’ve been listening to J-rock/VK since 2004, first discovering bands like An Cafe and Dir En Grey. I still remember looking through geocities/angel fire websites for more info on VK and finding VK music on places like Limewire and Napster, haha XD Once I found out about Nightmare and Alice Nine, I was forever sucked into the world of VK
I look forward to being a part of the forum and hope I can make some kind of contribution, however small
We’re happy to have you here too. 2004 was such a long way back. Looks like we grew up with the same bands. It’s a surprise that some of the bands that got us into VK are still around though. GeoCities, Angelfire, LimeWire, and Napster, I feel old now argh!
@Kaishiki Hi! Thank you~! Your name is super familiar for me from MH, too ^^ Hope we can interact more on here! Not sure how it worked out since they’re such different bands, haha. But I guess that’s the beauty of VK XP
@nick Hello! Thanks~ <3 It’s great to be a part of the new community ^^ It’s nice to see some of the older VK bands still around even if they’ve changed in style/music.
Same here! Just thinking about it makes me feel ancient XD
@monkeybanana I’m surprised, I didn’t expect to be recognized since I’m too silent. xDD
But yeah, I’d love that. And about the bands, I’ve been listening to a wide mix many years ago, too. Now it’s a bit less various when it comes to recent music but I love getting back to those old days for nostalgic reasons and combining Dir en grey and SuG ain’t such a huge difference to Dir en grey and An Cafe. That variety is a great thing.
Hey welcome! I know your name because you posted a bunch of news and share lots of cds as well. We actually never talked, but I did thank you for all your stuff haha. We’re a lot of VK veterans down here, most people are into VK since mid 2000s. Glad I’m not the only one that used Limewire to download VK haha, I feel so old now. Nightmare, Diru and Alice nine were pretty much my first bands as well. I hope you enjoy your time here! Cheers mate!
Hahaha, indeed. I just remembered that this morning that I was looking for the song Kodou by Dir en grey, and someone wrote it as “Cow-dew” XD They were a huge thing because they were a part of the Family Tour 06 by Korn, so lots of their songs were on there hahaha.
@Kaishiki Agreed! Nostalgia plays a big part whenever I listen to VK music especially bands/songs from the mid-2000s. And SuG! I love their stuff. I always have their songs on rotation alongside bands like Gazette and Kagrra, lol.
@Masato Oh, hi! Thanks! Are you Alsdead on MH? It’s nice to see you on here! It was always nice to see your comments ^^ I hope we can talk/interact more on here! I still remember trying to find VK music only to accidentally download something that was mislabeled (and not VK) on places like Limewire, haha. Fun times XP I also feel ancient just thinking about it, lol!
@gin Hello! Thank you for the warm welcome! I look forward to being a part of this awesome community
Yes I’m Alsdead I hope we can chat more here! I’m on the discord since yesterday! I’m glad you liked my comments ^^. I’m kinda more active on here, I like the template better, and I feel at home here haha. Yeah well, limewire was a start for me, I got lots of Dir en grey’s songs on it, as wel as Nightmare. Then I downloaded on brazilian blogspot hahaha. Those were the days, still remember when 128kbps was the norm and we were like : WOW. Hahaha. Now I look at my old rips and I’m like, god the sound is horrible haha. Looking foward to talk more to you!