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Kibouya Honpo “reopens”

Himitsu Kessha CODOMO A successor band, Kibou-YA© has suddenly announced that they will “reopen”!

The band, Kibouya Honpo (キボウ屋本舗) [which translates to something like “Hope Shop”], will officially “reopen” (revive) at the 2017-11-05 event, THE ELECT HORROR PICTURE SHOW special scenes, at Tokyo KINEMA Club (東京キネマ倶楽部).

The band's official Twitter is describing them as a “phantom shop of living dolls” that will “open shop on a whim,” which IMO means they'll be limiting their activity. Further details (lineup, etc) are as yet undisclosed.

Yay!

David webshop, "Wizard Store" opens!

David’s official webshop, "Wizard Store” has opened!

Before we dig into any goodies, here’s the basic rundown on the shop:

  • they currently don’t ship overseas :(
  • first shipment will be on Halloween (10/31)
  • items will be shipped 7 days after purchase

Current goods listed on the site:

  • Requiemage (1620 yen) - special preorder bonus will be a personalized cheki of Sui with YOUR name on it! This offer will only be available from Sept 9~Sept 29, so make your reservation quickly!
  • Muffler towel (2500 yen)
  • Sui photoset (4 photos, 1000 yen) - features all the promo pics we’ve seen of David, plus an unreleased photo ;)
  • erina (David support Gt, ex-TRIGGAH, Dio) solo CD, “CREATURE” (1000 yen)

New GOEMON Records Band - POIDOL

A new band has been added to GOEMON Records' roster: POIDOL !

What's interesting about them is that we still don't know much about them. The only reason their existance was first known was because GOEMON Records created a press release stating that they were looking for a drummer for a new band. Who doesn't love a good vkei mystery?!

To add to the hype, the band released a teaser single at various CD stores (BrandX, ClosetChild, Like an Edison, etc) that contained two tracks. The face of the CD also revealed some details about the band's first live performance, which will be on October 15th along side bands like UnitE., ARLEQUIN, PENTAGON, and more. They seem to be off to a big start, so I have high hopes for them.

2017-08-00

  1. Yoruna Yoruna BAKA wo Miru
  2. IOLITE

Additionally, they released a lyric video for one of their free songs. You can check that out here:

David changes OHP

David has changed its OHP from chateau-agency.com/david/ to david.syncl.jp/.

This basically confirms that David's new label, Resonance, has nothing to do with Chateau Agency (not that anybody is surprised).

David's official web shop, Wizard Store, will officially open on 2017-09-09.

David first single, "Requiemage" details

David (ex-Megaromania SUI) has finally revealed the details of its first single, Requiemage!

The 3-track single will be released on 2017-11-01 through SUI's own label, Resonance, for 1,620 yen.

2017-11-01

  1. Mage
  2. Prologue
  3. Blood -reason for existence-

"Requiemage" is a made-up word which refers to the magical ability to freely manipulate the spirits of the dead, which SUI will apparently do with his "unwavering vocalisation."

(...It's through the power of the Requiemage that the soul of Megaromania could be pulled out and resurrected for one night...)


Privileges for the single have been announced:

  • TOWER RECORDS - badge keyholder A
  • HMV - badge keyholder B
  • Brand X - comment DVD + instore
  • Like an Edison - signed 2L-size photo A + instore
  • little HEARTS. - signed 2L-size photo B
  • fiveStars - signed B2-size poster
  • Jishuban Club - signed B2-size poster
  • CDJapan - L-size live photo
  • Resonance official web shop - TBA 9/1

The Brand X instore will include a candlelit talk(?) and 2shot cheki session, while the Like an Edison instore will feature an acoustic mini live and sign session. Both will be held on 11/25.


David will hold a sponsored event, Requiemage Show, on 2017-10-23 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) CLUB PHASE, along with chariots, SAVAGE, and Amaterasu (天照). Each band will play for 40 minutes.

Megaromania one-day revival!!

Yesterday, Misery tweeted that he would have a special announcement at 6pm on August 21. That announcement has been made today - no new band yet, but a beloved old band will be reviving!

As announced by both Sui and Misery, Megaromania will be having a one-day revival at their oneman show, "Megaromania MEMORIAL ONE MAN LIVE Re:Birth of Creation -天地創造-" (Re:Birth of Creation -tenchi souzou-) at Takadanobaba CLUB PHASE on November 11!! Only the second lineup with drummer Yushi will perform~

I was expecting Misery to announce a new band of some sort, but this is great too!! As Megaromania was my gateway to visual kei, I'm happy to see them coming back, even for just one day! That also brings me to wonder, will original drummer Leda take part? It's unlikely, but his session performance is just a few weeks prior to Megaromania's revival live...coincidence much?

Lack-co. to release album

Lack-co. has announced their first full album!

Jakuniku Kyoushoku (弱肉教職) will be released in two types (limited edition w/ 10 tracks + DVD and normal edition w/ 11 tracks) on 2017-11-01. More details to come.


(Just a little note: I got word of this release a couple of hours ago, and at the time it was actually being called Rakuenbyou (楽園病)! Kind of interesting to see them change the name like that.)

SUI establishes own label

David vocalist SUI (ex-Megaromania~LIN) has announced the formation of his own label, Resonance.

From now on, David will be managed by the new label. It seems that producer KAMIJO [ex-LAREINE~Versailles] encouraged SUI to open the label, but it's unclear if Resonance is a sublabel of CHATEAU AGENCY, or if KAMIJO will continue to produce the project. SUI's comment follows:


予ねてより発表していた秋のシングルリリースにあたり、 Davidの為のレーベルを新たに設立する事となりました。

プロデューサーのKAMIJOさんには始動前から自主での活動を薦めていただいていましたが、 当時の自分にまだその自信がなかったこともあり、ずっと甘えさせていただいていました。

ソロとしての活動を開始するにあたり、KAMIJOさんにはたくさんの事を教えていただきました。 また、バンドのヴォーカリストを経て、歌を歌い続けるキッカケを与えていただきとても感謝しています。

ここからが本当のスタート。

更に強い意志をもって歩み進んでいく姿を、どうか見届けてください。

SUI


More information to come.

MIZALY to make announcement

ex-Megaromania~LIN guitarist MIZALY (aka 美沙麗-Misery-) has mentioned that he will make an important announcement at 18:00 on 2017-08-21.

No word on what it will be--I wouldn't be surprised if it's something as simple as another live performance, but hopefully it's a new band!


As previously reported, MIZALY will participate in the 2017-08-30 event, Yokai Natsusai 2 (妖怪夏祭2), at SHIBUYA-REX. And since we never posted the full lineup for the event, here it is:

  • NATALIE (ナタリー)

  • Yokai*SESSION (妖怪*セッション)

    • V. Suzuya (雀夜) [ex-TRANCE NOTE (ランスノート)
    • G. MIZALY (美沙麗~みざり~) [ex-Megaromania~LIN]
    • G. PARU (パル) [Smileberry]
    • B. Nuppe (塗壁ぬっぺ濡平) [ex-Souiumono (サウイフモノ)]
    • D. Yukimi (ゆきみ) [ex-UNiTE]
  • Yuuka (Natsu ver.) (憂架(夏ver.))

    • V. Yuuka (憂架) [ex-The♡Valentine.]
    • G. 嫉-shitsu- [Shinotsukuame (篠突く雨)]
    • G. Yui (結伊) [ex-Yomei Hantoshi (余命半年)]
    • B. 篝-kagari- [AVANCHICK]
    • D. Aki (あき) [ex-ALIVE]
  • ONDURURURAGITTANDISUKAA (オンドゥルルラギッタンディスカー)

    • V. JEKYLL (ジキル) [ex-ELM]
    • G. Yuudai (結大) [ex-Kinou made no Kyou ni Nai Asu。(昨日までの今日に無ィ明日。)]
    • G. Shoto (翔人) [ex-SONIC DEATH MONKEY (ソニックデスモンキー)]
    • B. Ichiyou (一葉) [ex-LEM (レム)~sibilebashir (シビレバシル)]
    • D. Atsumaru (あつ丸) [ex-Kinou made no Kyou ni Nai Asu。(昨日までの今日に無ィ明日。)]
  • HIROHIRO SESSION (HIROHIROセッション)

    • V. HIROHIRO [ex-ViV]
    • G. Nao (奈緒) [ex-ALIVE]
    • G. ATARU (アタル) [various sessions]
    • B. CHINATSU [ex-GLAM GRAMM@R]
    • D. KAMUI (カムイ) [ex-Souiumono (サウイフモノ)]
  • FLAMINGO (フラミンゴ) (note: had planned to change lineup, but then cancelled performance due to Sami's passing)
    • V. RiaN [ex-the LOTUS]
    • G. Minamoto Iori (源 依織) [ex-SIVA~cocklobin]
    • G. Massa [ex-acter]
    • B. Yui (ゆぃ) [ex-[WilL]]
    • D. Sami (沙美) [ex-CindyKate]

ex-Megaromania's 憐蛇-Leda- to participate in session band

Since his departure from Megaromania back in 2010, drummer 憐蛇-Leda-/Toshiki hasn't joined another band since. In fact, he hasn't been seen or heard from at all, leaving fans to wonder about his whereabouts. Like most of his bandmates now at this age, the thought of him returning to the stage was just as likely as seeing pigs fly.

However, he's now making his long-awaited comeback seven years later.

Although he's not fully returning to music, Leda (under his old stage name Toshiki) will perform in a session band with members of 般若 (Hannya) (his previous band), Death☆Rabbits, and REALICE, at Ikebukuro BlackHole on October 29.

Lineup:

  • Vo. あー。 (ah.) (Death★Rabbits, ex-the Lump of Dropbehind, LOST NAME, etc.)

  • Gt. SHIZUKI (REALICE, ex-BLOOD【0】, etc.)

  • Gt.哀華音 (akane) (REALICE, ex-BLOOD【0】, エゴis≒徒 (egoist), etc.)

  • Ba.TAKA (Hannya, ex-超絶少年 (chouzetsu shonen), etc.)

  • Dr.Toshiki (Hannya, ex-Megaromania, etc.)

It makes me very happy to see ex-musicians coming back to the scene, especially from out of nowhere! I hope this leads to new things from Leda/Toshiki, although that might be very unlikely ;w;

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