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 performance with the reviving Hannya is just a few weeks prior to Megaromania's revival live...coincidence much?
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:
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.
His previous band, 般若 (Hannya) will hold a one-day revival live with two other bands, Death☆Rabbits and REALICE, at Ikebukuro BlackHole on October 29. In addition, members of the three bands will also collaborate in a special session band.
Vo. あー。 (ah.) (Death★Rabbits, ex-the Lump of Dropbehind, LOST NAME, etc.)
As you can see, it's basically a continuation of Louder/VABEL, with the exception of CHIHIRO (does anyone know what he's from?). MOB's music is similar to those earlier bands, as you can hear from the lyric PV for their song KILL ME WONDERLAND:
At any rate, MOB will hold their first live on 2017-09-26 at SHIBUYA REX, at which they'll freely distribute a CD single of KILL ME WONDERLAND.
It's kind of surprising that these guys keep getting together, since they don't seem to get very popular, but good luck anyway!
DEVIL KITTY guitarist Akina has been ordered to two weeks of bed rest following the discovery that he had suffered a stroke.
Akina, who just joined the band in June, was hospitalized on August 11th for poor health, whereupon the doctor discovered and diagnosed the stroke. The severity of his condition is unclear at this time.
As such, DEVIL KITTY has announced that their August 29th PV-shooting live has be cancelled, as has the entirety of their November sponsored event tour, Akuma no Aibu ni Tenchuu wo (悪魔の愛撫に天誅を).
Any other planned lives will be carried with 4 members, and anything in December or later (e.g. their oneman live, JUSTICE) is yet undecided, and will depend on Akina's health.
Furthermore, Sabaki no Akuma (裁きの悪魔), their “rebirth 1st single” planned for November, has been postponed.
First of all, my thoughts go to Akina and I hope that he recovers quickly and with no lasting damage.
That being said... it's always a bit suspicious any time a Yuuga (優雅) band “postpones” something. And I just find it... interesting that only the band's activities dealing with White Side Group/FORUM--their new label since “rebirthing” as DEVIL KITTY back in June; the same label that houses MEJIBRAY--have been cancelled/postponed.
But I'll refrain from throwing accusations around just yet. Hopefully Akina recovers soon and the band can get everything back on track.
Just want to go over some of the updates that have been made around here since the site refresh:
Several changes have been made to the image system here. First, there's automatic compressing and resizing in place, which should make certain pages load much faster and save everyone some bandwidth.
Second, users who upload images now have the option of marking them “weloveucp.com exclusive.” This is for situations when a user has purchased a release/photo and scanned it themselves, with the sole intention of uploading it to this site. When an image is marked “exclusive,” the full size version is given a small watermark in the lower right corner, and is available only in jpg quality. The unedited file is still retained, and is visible to those who have VIP accounts.
I think this is the best way to get some credit for the many images on this site which were expensive to obtain, and to avoid serving huge 10mb png images to someone who doesn't care that much. That said, I'm still open to suggestions/improvements. (All images also have a “credit” field now, but I haven't coded a way for it to display yet.)
Member profiles are back up--e.g. inartistic--and the “collection” section should load much more quickly than in the past. Also, the completely made-up and irrelevant “rareness quotient” is back \:D/
Member profiles (well, only mine so far) now have a “looking for” box in the collection section... See the next section of this post.
More updates to come regarding user accounts.
Ever since the last update, bands' discographies have been filterable and sortable.
Releases can be “collected” again. If you're signed in, just click the “I own this” button, and that release will show up on your user profile under the “collection” section.
You can also now mark a release as “wanted.” This is for releases that you want--whether that means you're looking for a copy to buy, or whatever. Releases that you mark as “wanted” will show up in the “looking for” section of your user profile.
Each release now displays a list of people who “want” it. So if you have a copy of a release to sell, it might be beneficial to check that release's page :0
This is my idea of fun #sad
There's now an “artist of the day” feature on the main page. It's completely random, so be sure to tune in every day(???).
Lots of bug squishing & various refinement, thanks to reports from several awesome users.
NightingeiL continues to “rebuild”, with the addition of a new member.
The band held their “RebuilD” sponsored event, Night Humanist:Re, on 2017-07-27 at Ikebukuro (池袋) BlackHole, where they made an important announcement: they'll hold a oneman, Tarenagashita Kioku (垂れ流した記憶), on 2017-11-01 at Shibuya (渋谷) REX.
Yesterday, they made another important announcement: ex-La'Mule~CELL guitarist NAO has officially joined! (It seems that even the members were surprised by the news, as NAO decided to join only 30 minutes after being asked!)
By the way, it seems that NightingeiL is signed to SPARK, the label that was created by CELL. At any rate, it's great to see their revival picking up steam.