Yay! UNDER CODE's annual Christmas and New Year events have been announced! First up is the 13th edition of UNDER CODE's semi-annual session night event.
But more importantly~ UNDER CODE's New Year countdown event has been announced! As usual, the event will last from December 31st through January 1st of 2012, and will feature a ton of UNDER CODE bands plus as-of-now unannounced session bands.
Yessss!!! This honestly looks like one of the best countdown events that they've had—usually all of the UNDER CODE bands aren't able to make it. Plus, all of the non-UCP bands this time are really good and seem to hang out with the label a lot, so it will be just like a big group of friends. And the NEGA and Dali sessions! Ahhh~
The only glaring exception is that 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) won't appear. But oh well!
As you know, chariots started out as a band, but became RIKU's solo project after “disbanding.” As a solo project, chariots has been only intermittently active—and according to RIKU's blog, as of the end of this year, chariots will end forever. Before ending, chariots will hold one last tour, subculture Final-edition.
シンディケイト (CindyKate) announced a special project this morning called 広げよう!おしんこの輪プロジェクト (Hirogeyou! Oshinko no rin PROJECT). [Oshinko seems to be the name that they've given their fans.] The project is massive, with many, many parts. So pay attention!
First of all, they announced a new maxi-single! It will be released in two types on 2011-11-09; type A will include the title track and a PV, while type B will include a bonus track instead. The title track is a remake of an old, pre-UCP song, by the way.
昌代とByeBye TYPE A (Masayo to ByeBye) 2011-11-09; 1,890 yen; maxi-single CD+DVD; complete limited pressing; UCCD-302A CD 01. 昌代とByeBye (Masayo to ByeBye) DVD 01. 昌代とByeBye (Masayo to ByeBye) (PV)
昌代とByeBye TYPE B (Masayo to ByeBye) 2011-11-09; 1,260 yen; maxi-single CD; complete limited pressing; UCCD-302B 01. 昌代とByeBye (Masayo to ByeBye) 02. 2人のブーケ (2 Hito no BOUQUET)
More importantly, they've announced a special privilege campaign for the single:
Like an Edison, Jishuban Club, and Brand X will each feature one part of a three-part DVD. The DVD is called フィッシュファイト列伝 ~目指せ俺様一等賞~ (FISHFIGHT Retsuden ~Mezase Oresama Ittoushou~) and will come in three volumes: 出発の巻 (Shuppatsu no Kan), 冒険の巻 (Bouken no Kan), and 栄光の巻 (Eikou no Kan).
They're really aiming for the oricon indies chart this time. Super serious you guys! They ask that everyone preorder a copy of the new maxi-single before October 15th, please~
UNDER CODE and アメびじゅ (Amevisu) [the visual kei branch of Ameblo] are collaborating to see if CindyKate can reach 3,000 おしんこ (Oshinko—CindyKate fans). So follow this Ameba account!:
Well, actually, the account isn't up yet. But I guess it will be soon?!
Special project part 1: A special oneman tour—this will their last free tour! Furthermore, it's limited to Amember (friends/followers) of the official CindyKate Ameblo mentioned above.
The tour is called サイコロ振ってが4でなければ無料っ!! ~4DEADorALIVE12356~ (SAIKORO Futte ga 4 denakereba Muryou!! ~4DEADorALIVE12356~). The meaning of this name? At each live, attendees will be judged by Yama, judge of the afterlife!!! Or something. [Uhhhh]
Special project part 2: The band plans to hold two part session event to celebrate the New Year and the birthday of vocalist ユーイ (YUUI)! Each member will have his own session band, but those details have not yet been revealed.
Special project part 3: UNDER CODE is sponsoring a CindyKate vs MoNoLith twoman battle tour! It's called “おしんこの集い~PROMISE WRIST BAND” (“Oshinko no Tsudoi~PROMISE WRIST BAND”). A special wristband will be distributed to each attendee at the entrance of each live—the wristbands will be worn throughout the performance to create a special feeling.
Lastly, they've announced a “shocking plan”: a CindyKate kiss club! Real meaning: at their instore events, they'll dress nicely and kiss your hand in a photo. Scandalous!
Wow that took a long time to write. I'm super excited about their new single and first UNDER CODE PV!
The details for two more Dali Collection 2011 events have been released (well, actually, I'm pretty sure the details for one were already released, but whatever).
More importantly, they've announced two “solo performances,” which are known as oneman lives by sane people.
Most importantly of all, they announced the release of a new song called 25:55. The CD will be live and official web shop -limited. It will go on sale on 2011-01-11 (at the OSAKA oneman), but the price has not yet been specified.
If KISAKI was telling the truth, they still have a regular release to announce for December. So I dunno what's going on with that, but hopefully it will be announced soon.
Oh, and by the way, I was about to nerdrage so hard when I saw that limited CD, but then I noticed the “official web shop” bit and cried tears of joy. Yessssss!
REALies' new single, NEXT⇒, will be released in two types on November 30th. Both types will feature the same title and coupling tracks, but the A type will feature a PV while the B type will feature a third bonus track. As of now, the official web shop privilege is undecided, other than an early shipping date of November 24th.
NEXT⇒ TYPE:A 2011-11-30; 1,890 yen; maxi-single CD + PV DVD; complete limited pressing; UCCD-305A CD 01. NEXT⇒ CD 02. STUNDUP×3 DVD 01. NEXT⇒ (PV)