Pioneering Chinese Visual Kei Band Silver Ash Returns!


by Sarah Jones, posted February 8, 2013

China’s first visual kei band, Silver Ash are making a comeback with the international release of their single Pretty but Evil. This single has been available in digital format since January 4 2013 but the band are set to internationally release a rewritten version in March 2013 followed by a Japanese language release.

Since their formation in 2000 in Beijing, China, Silver Ash have been pioneers of Chinese rock. Strongly influenced by Japanese visual kei, they gained a sizable fan base until sudden censorship in 2003 led to the cancellation of American tours. Not to be beaten, Silver Ash continued as an unsigned outfit, performing in China as special guests of honor for the famous visual kei bands La’Cryma Christi, Rice, and Gram∞Maria. Now, they are back. Silver Ash intends to become a fully international band and will offer songs in English, Chinese and Japanese.

Pretty but Evil is available on Bandcamp under Silver Ash.

More information on Silver Ash can be found at Silver Ash’s OHP.

Sarah began her journey into the world of Japanese music courtesy of L'Arc-en-Ciel back in the year 2000. Since then, she has combined a love of music and music journalism into writing for European Japanese music magazines and assisting with Japanese interest events in the UK. After graduating in Law from the University of Nottingham, she put 'the law-thing' on the backburner to dive into the live scene in Tokyo for 3 years. Sarah returned to the UK in September 2010 to do that 'law-thing' and now works for a Japanese bank in London. Her heart is always in the music and fashion in Tokyo and her life is balanced between her time in the UK and Japan. When she has time, she also blogs at

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  1. Umi

    Silver Ash making a comeback – that’s super exciting. Really liked their songs.