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GIGAMOUS updates

GIGAMOUS has had/announced lots of special projects lately! Check 'em out:
  • GIGAMOUS participated in a vocalist shuffle with fellow BadeggBox labelmates Hanashounen BADDIES (花少年バディーズ) and the Sherry during the label's BIG BANG SHOWCASE tour. The bands, with switched vocalists, released Bootleg omnibus on 2014-01-18.
  • The BadeggBox bands held a photo bottle battle. Water bottles with special photo labels were sold during the tour (200 yen each), with 5 types in total. Each photo label type featured three musicians in a “team”, and whichever type bottle sold the most, that team won. Whichever team's bottle sold the least had to participate in a punishment game. The teams were: ● TEAM Hikitateyaku: MINEMURA (HSB) / seiya (GIGAMOUS) / KOU (the Sherry)
    ● TEAM MOSQUITO: Hiroshi (HSB) / YUKKIE (GIGAMOUS) / KARATSU (the Sherry)
    ● TEAM Muda ni IKEMEN: Takuma (HSB) / Shiki (GIGAMOUS) / johann (the Sherry)
    ● TEAM GACHI COUPLE: TSUBUKU (HSB) / Haru (the Sherry)
    ● TEAM Shirayukisan: Baku (HSB) / RAI (GIGAMOUS) / Shirayukisan (the Sherry)

  • Special gachagacha (bubble toy machine) were available at the label tour. Each turn cost 500 yen, and brought 2 special badges (member photo ver. / member illustration ver. / HSB ver. / GIGAMOUS ver. / or the Sherry ver.) or a special group shot photo of all 3 bands.
  • GIGAMOUS will hold their first oneman, The beginning of noisiest GIGAPARTY!!!!, on 2014-03-14 at TSUTAYA O-WEST. They will distribute a free special DVD and a previous-unreleased song CD, WORDS. They will also hold an afterparty.
  • They will hold their free oneman, GIGAMOUS PREMIUM YUKKIE BIRTHDAY ONEMAN!, on 2014-04-01 at BIRTH Shinjuku.
  • GIGAMOUS will collaborate with Harajuku (原宿) fashion brands Angelic Pretty, 10st, HELLCATPUNKS, and Like an Edison. Details TBA!

Session updates 1/31

Latest session updates, featuring ex- NEGA, Vior gloire, and SIVA:

  • Further members of ex-NEGA SAN session band Jikkentai NEMESIS (実験体NEMESIS) appearance on 2014-03-08 have been announced: 【V. Saica (槐) (ex-Reeper) / G. SAN / D. ARU (アル) (ex-Vior gloire) / (others TBA)】

  • ex-SIVA vocalist KAIRI (カイリ) will hold his session at PLACEBO (プラセボ) (band produced by ex-NEGA Ray) sponsored event.
    Musoukai (無双会) Presents PLACEBO sponsored eventRe:birth「P」 2014-03-08 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE
    PLACEBO (プラセボ) / FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) / Bakeneko (化け猫) 【V. KAIRI / (others TBA)】 / Neverland / VABEL / sForzato / Arizaka Mii? (有坂未唯)

By the way, I wonder if Musoukai (無双会) might be a label owned by Ray, considering that it produced Raychel BAND and PLACEBO lives.

Kizuna's new band

ex-SUZAKU (朱) bassist Kizuna (絆) has announced that his session band ABSOLUTE TERROR.F (アブソリュートテラ.F) will change to a new formal band, ISORA (イソラ) on 2014-03-08. The band will have 4 members and already has 2 original songs.

THE BLACK SWAN update?

NEGA vocalist announces new band

ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) bassist Shohei (祥平) has announced his May birthday event, and an interesting session band called TBS will appear there... Could this be ex-NEGA vocalist JIN (儿) new band, THE BLACK SWAN? Read on:

As I said, SESSION BAND TBS (セッションバンドTBS) will appear at the event―TBS just happening to be the same initials of THE BLACK SWAN. Furthermore, the lineup includes ex-Vior gloire bassist RENA and ex-ORIGAMI (オリガミ) guitarist Itsuki (樹), both of whom JIN follow on Twitter. The session's lineup is listed as follows:
【V. (undecided) / G. Itsuki / G. Chi? (千) / B. RENA / D. Kiryu? (希柳)】

But here's the real kicker: the Japanese version of the information includes the note “ボーカは未定です” (“vocal is undecided”). Notice the underlined character? ...That kanji, innocently slipped into the word “ボーカル” (“vocal”), is the kanji for “JIN”!!

So it looks like THE BLACK SWAN will be performing in May, at least in a session/prototype state. If the lineup stays the same (and I hope it does, 'cause JIN and RENA could be cool together!), we can expect THE BLACK SWAN to have the following members:
【V. JIN / G. Itsuki / G. Chi? / B. RENA / D. Kiryu?

What do you think? Will THE BLACK SWAN have the same lineup as this session? Is this a promising lineup? Do you know anything about mystery members Chi and Kiryu?

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