You guys want some suggestions of newer jrock/vk bands (that aren't disbanded)?
In alphabetical order:
D'espairsRay - Great metal. I guess you could consider them gothic metal (not a bad thing). Lots of variation and cool melodies.
12012 - Much like D'espairsRay, but not as good.
Anti-Feminism - They've been around for a while, but they released their first album 2 or 3 years ago. Punk/thrash. Most songs under 2 minutes.
Bang-Doll - Good old school metal. They've also been around for a while, but few have heard of them.
CHUCKY - If you mix speed metal and hair metal you get CHUCKY. Fun party metal songs mixed with really heavy stuff.
Cloud Nine - Another straightforward metal band. Mix a little nu metal in there, but not enough to make it bad.
D - They have a wide variety of songs. Everything from ballads to heavy stuff. Most VK fans should like thse guys
Danger Gang - One of the few all female VK bands out there. Heavy songs mixed with a little bit of pop. Interesting stuff.
Galneryus - Awesome. Very much like European power metal. Their guitarist, Syu, is amazing. He's the main reason to listen. If you like Children of Bodom, but cant stand the vocals, then Galneryus is for you.
Gazette - If you like Dir en grey, then you'll probably like Gazette. They’re a little hit or miss, but they have a lot of good songs.
Gilgamesh - Just found these guys a little while ago. Much like D'espairsRay, but with a little nu metal flavor. Once again, not enough to ruin it.
Kagerou - Used to be a really cool band. Check out their early singles, not the full albums.
Kagrra - Really cool. Like a mix of traditional Japanese music and modern rock.
Phantasmagoria - More gothic metal. They're pretty new, so they still need some time to grow. High expectations, but they haven’t been met yet.
Scar. - One of my new favorites. Really heavy, but the singer could use some work. Other than that, they're great.
Someone mentioned HISKAREA a few posts back. They, along with Mar'derayla, were two bands I was keeping an eye on because I thought they had a lot of potential. Unfortunately, Kisaki decided to break up these bands to take members for his band Phantasmagoria. HISKAREA and Mar'derayla were both better than Phantasmagoria. What a shame.
Can't forget about Evil Morning! God I love the guy that puts these songs together. Takes Hello Project songs, takes out all the background music and replaces it with metal, but keeps the original vocals. What more could you ask for?