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LACK-CO. Samples for 怪しい眼鏡屋さん Released

LACK-CO. Samples for 怪しい眼鏡屋さん Released

Lack-co. recently posted a sample video for their upcoming mini-album.

According to the video overlay, their limited edition version has already sold out in preorders. Tenten bangya don't mess around

Do you have a favorite sample?

Minor(?) news roundup 11/8 PART.0.7

Work/life has been 💩💩💩 lately, so here's a roundup of stuff that I haven't posted (probably not “minor,” but I'm not making separate posts for all this shit!).

ARLEQUIN will hold a twoman tour vs Royz, PSYCHO CRUSHER (サイコクラッシャー), on 2017-02-05, 25, & 26 at TSUTAYA O-EAST, Nagoya (名古屋) BOTTOM LINE, and Osaka (大阪) BIG CAT, respectively.

ex-CindyKate vocalist (and current GOEMON RECORDS president) YU-I (ユーイ) appears at the bottom of the flyer, so I suppose he'll MC or otherwise participate.

ARLEQUIN recently announced the simultaneous release of two conceptual singles, and a conceptual oneman tour to accompany them.

Maxi-singles Makka na Uso (真っ赤な嘘) [red theme] and Kageboushi (影法師) [black theme] will both be released on 2017-03-01. Further details are TBA.

Their conceptual oneman tour, Uso to Kage -Jibun wo Tamotsu tame no 2tsu no Kao- (嘘と影-自分を保つ為の2つの顔-), will kick off on 2017-03-04 at Sendai (仙台) HooK. They'll play two dates at each venue: one “red day,” and one “black.” Attendees are asked to dress in the respective color of that day.

(2017-03-04, 12, 19, 21, 26, 28, and 2017-04-02, 08, & 16 are red days; 2017-03-05, 11, 18, 22, 25, 29, and 2017-04-01, 09, & 15 are black days.)

ARLEQUIN vocalist Aki (暁) will appear in ROCK AND READ 069.

Remember that Lightning Strikes project, featuring AVANCHICK vocalist NOAH? Apparently it's not bullshit!

The album is finished and will be released on 2016-11-18 through PURE LEGEND RECORDS. It can be purchased here.

A sample of his vocal on the song Doki No Sakura can be heard around 1:10 in the following video:

The tracklist and cover art for chariots' mini-album, Shinkou ni Yurameku, Hakanaki Sekirei (深紅に揺らめく、儚き鶺鴒), were released.


chariots also announced privileges for the mini-album from Like an Edison, Brand X, Jishuban Club, little HEARTS., CROSS CAT, PureSound, SKULL ROSE:

Each store's privilege includes a comment DVD. All stores, except CROSS CAT, also include a group photo (except Like an Edison and Brand X, which include a photoset instead).


Also, the band's contribution to the DEEP MORE DEEP #4 omnibus was a remake of the song SUGAR POWDER (シュガァパウダー).

Copyband session event, CAPTAIN FREEDOM Dai5dan (CAPTAIN FREEDOM 第5弾), will be held on 2016-11-13 at Umeda (梅田) Zeela. Arte Macchina bassist Shio (紫緒) and drummer PEPA will participate in a Hamada Mari (浜田 麻里) cover band, and GLARD vocalist Naoya will participate in PROJECT Ko~chin (プロジェクトこ~ちん) (an Acid Black Cherry Janne Da Arc VAMPS cover band).

GOEMON RECORDS will hold its yearly New Year event, 2017☆Goemon Shinnenkai~ Atsumare! Goemon GYAA!! (2017☆ごえもん新年会~ 集まれ!ごえもんギャっ!!), on 2017-01-06 at TSUTAYA O-EAST. ARLEQUIN and PENTAGON will participate, obvs.

(Can we please get an awesome new GOEMON RECORDS band already?!)

GOEMON RECORDS is apparently recruiting songwriters:

“We are now looking for people who can write good songs. Bandmen who are confident in their songwriting: please send one song to the address below! We will contact you afterward. Thank you!”

I wonder if they're working on a new band, or just trying to find good ghostwriters...?

GOD CHILD RECORDS has opened Mad Tea Party MAGAZINE web, an online version of its MTP magazine.

It currently features interviews with D, GOTCHAROCKA, and ASAGI (D) × Shinya (DIR EN GREY). The site also features data (short interviews) of ASAGI, GOTCHAROCKA, GIGAMOUS, D, /†яi¢к/, and Lack-co., among many others.

GOTCHAROCKA will hold a oneman in celebration of guitarist JUN's birthday, “Shin・V Kei Senshi JUUNLIGHT Densetsu ~Gomen ne, Sugaojanakute~ (“新・V系戦士ジューンライト伝説~ごめんね、素顔じゃなくて~), on 2016-11-17 at Shinjuku (新宿) ReNY.

At the event, JUN will release his limited Bishoujo GR's (美少女GR's) tshirt (4,000 yen), which comes in one size and resembles a girl's school uniform.

He'll also release JUN LiVE PHOTO BOOK KiCK ASS DEViLS (2,700 yen), a 32-page, A4-size collection of live photographs of the guitarist.


By the way, GOTCHAROCKA's new single, Ash, releases today.


Insanity Injection will release their mini-album Psychotic Cabaret on 2016-11-11. It basically features 4 new songs, an SE, and their 2 previously-released digital singles.

The band will hold a three-part sponsored event, Psychotic Cabaret -CURTAIN CALL-, on 2016-11-24, 25, & 30 at Americamura (アメリカ村) FANJ twice, Nagoya (名古屋) HOLIDAY NEXT, and Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA, respectively.

Lack-co. was on FOOL'S MATE channel today. THE BLACK SWAN will appear on the channel on 2016-11-17.

Lack-co. appeared on today's edition of NICO Visu.

PENTAGON will participate in a twoman with A9, 【BLACK PERIOD】, on 2017-01-27 at Umeda (梅田) CLUB QUATTRO. The dress code for attendees is all black.

Sanada Ren will hold his sponsored event, 2016_sanada_logout, on 2016-11-19 at cafe make. Those who purchased a ticket online between 2016-10-01 and 2016-10-11 received his demo_3 CD-R.


On 2016-10-03, Sanada Ren re-opened his mail-order. The only new item was his demo_2 CD-R. Those who spent 5,000 yen would further receive date CD-R.

More to come, at some point in the future.

remembrance performed

remembrance performed

remembrance and Crucifixion performed at an event on 2016-11-05.

The event, The first half is over, was held at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) JUZA in celebration of 10 years of band activity for drummer Jura (樹蘭) [ex-GRiST, remembrance, JOKER, etc.].


For those who don't remember, remembrance was formed by ex-Vior gloire vocalist shall (シャル), shortly before he replaced CO- as the vocalist of FUTURISM・BOYZ.

Although the band never planned to be very active, their activity was lessened even more by shall's accident in August 2015: while crossing a crosswalk, a sleepy driver struck him. He suffered injuries all along his left side, especially in his shoulder area (for which he had to attend rehab for several days each week, for several months).

shall has been fairly inactive since then, so it's nice to see that remembrance is playing again.

D sponsors countdown oneman festival

D sponsors countdown oneman festival

D has announced their “countdown oneman festival,” Mad Tea Party, to be held on 2016-12-31~2017-01-01 at Sanrio Puroland in Tokyo (東京). The event--which is basically a mini VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT--will see various bands hold short oneman lives at one of three Puroland stages, over New Year's Eve and into 2017.


The first stage, Puroland ENTERTAINMENT HALL, will see CANTA at 13:40, followed by ALDIOUS, then D at 19:30, and GOTCHAROCKA at 01:10 the following morning. Other bands (TBA) will also perform on that stage.

The second stage, Puroland MARCHEN THEATER, will feature NoGoD at 20:00 and GIGAMOUS at 01:10 the following morning. (Apparently, these are the only two that will appear on that stage.)

The third stage, Puroland FAIRY LAND THEATER, has not announced its lineup yet.

At 23:30, the New Year countdown parade (presumably featuring all participating musicians?) will kick off at Puroland PURO VILLAGE, and will last until 00:15.


All attendees will receive the limited CD, HAPPY UNBIRTHDAY 2016~2017 COUNTDOWN PARADE ver., by D.

ex-UCP members Taku memorial band will perform

ex-UCP members Taku memorial band will perform

Today in heartwarming news: HEISEI ISHIN bassist/leader Yoshi (善) has announced that his session band--featuring several UNDER CODE PRODUCTION alumni--will perform at the December 9th edition of the Taku (拓) memorial event.

Yoshifumi BAND (よしふみバンド)

  • V. Sanada Ren (真田 廉) [ex-Dali, etc.]
  • V. JUKI (ジュキ) [ex-Anjyu', etc.]
  • G. Nozomi (希) [ex-ClearVeil, etc.]
  • B. Yoshi (善) [ex-HEISEI ISHIN]
  • D. Shun (俊) [FUTURISM・BOYZ, etc.]

Such a nostalgic lineup ;__;

By the way, Yoshifumi BAND also appeared at the 2015 edition of the same event.

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