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