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Suzaku: photos, release, samples!

Edit: Since posting this morning, their details have been revealed! So first things first...

  • ...pictures!! Group picture and profile pictures. These guys clearly don't look like Synside guys, so I'm pretty sure that rumor was completely false.
  • Second up, a music sample!! These boys are so fast that they've already got a sample of the title track from their first maxi-single. The sample can be heard here. I quite like it! And you?
  • Third, member speculation: again, definitely not Synside guys, unless I'm blind. No longer looks like ClearVeil guys either.

    Several of you have pointed this out, and his official blog has confirmed: the blonde guitarist is definitely SHAGRATH (ex-AIKARYU/IRODORI/Ultimate Sonic), now under the name of 葉月 (Hazuki).

    As for vocalist, figured out it's ex-Envus/jubily vocalist 英樹-Hideki-! It looks like him, it features a kanji from his old name, and it sounds like him. Plus, his blog is set to close soon, so~

    Drummer: Trombe says ex-REZERG. I checked, and there was a member named Kajuu. So I'm inclined to agree, but don't know what the guy looks like or anything.
  • Fourth, let's talk about theme! As points out, the band name has to do with ancient China/Japan, and the clothing/titles/calligraphy logo fit that theme nicely. Those points, plus the style of the music and the “first mission” thing make me feel that they're aiming to be some sort of Kiryu/AND hybrid. Even if my comparison is crappy, I think we can safely say they're neo visual kei.
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The 朱 (Suzaku) page isn't open yet, but there's already some info available from it:

Vocals: 樹 (Itsuki) (2011-02-01 edit: Hideki, ex-Envus/jubily)
Guitar: 葉月 (Hadzuki) (2011-02-01 edit: Shagrath, ex-AIKARYU)
Guitar: 鴉 (Karasu) (2011-03-22 edit: Asuka, ex-Envus)
Bass: 時雨 (Shigure) (2011-02-01 edit: Shigure, ex-ヴェル(VELL)/ヱリザ(ERISA))
Drums: 華樹 (Kajuu) (2011-02-01 edit: Kajuu, ex-REZERG ??)

Next up, details of their first release! The release is a maxi-single with a very weird name (see below), to be released on 2011-05-18 in two types. Both types feature three songs, the third one being different for each type. The official web shop privilege for buying both is an early ship date of 2011-05-10 + a DVD with a comment and footage from their first secret live on 2011-03-10.

朱 (Suzaku)
曲ガル睡蓮`駆ケル[11ul] TYPE A (Magaru Suiren, Kakeru [11ul] TYPE A)
2011-05-18; 1,680 yen; maxi-single CD
official web shop privilege: message + live DVD with A&B

01. 曲ガル睡蓮`駆ケル[11ul] (Magaru Suiren, Kakeru [11ul])
02. 舌禍粧 (Zekkashou)
03. 『』曰わく、 (『』 Iwaku,)

曲ガル睡蓮`駆ケル[11ul] TYPE B (Magaru Suiren, Kakeru [11ul] TYPE B)
2011-05-18; 1,680 yen; maxi-single CD
official web shop privilege: message + live DVD with A&B

01. 曲ガル睡蓮`駆ケル[11ul] (Magaru Suiren, Kakeru [11ul])
02. 舌禍粧 (Zekkashou)
03. テオナナカトル (TEONANACATL)


Suzaku official first live sponsored event 朱宴-襲- (Suzakuen -Kasane-)
2011-04-26 at OSAKA MUSE
(details unannounced)

Suzaku CD release celebration sponsored event 朱宴-宵- (Suzakuen -Yoi-)
2011-06-19 at ESAKA MUSE
2011-06-25 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER
(details unannounced)



Ok, some clarifications for their biography: it seems that the 2010-03-10 live at the UNDER CODE 8th anniversary event is a “secret live,” even though everybody knows about it. It seems that they'll officially form as of 2011-04-01 (2011-02-01 edit: their biography now says official formation as of 2011-03-01), with their official first live on 2011-04-26. So that's that.

As for members, people are saying that at least three are ex-Synside. Personally, I don't see it, and I think it's just because the web designer is lazy and using Synside's page as a template, but I could be wrong (2011-02-01 edit: definitely not Synside). If you have any info/thoughts, please share. As for the vocalist, Itsuki was the name of Bergerac's vocalist, and UNDER CODE had a relationship with them, so it seems possible, but a big Itsuki fan doesn't recognize him in that preview picture of the band, so... Thoughts?

ALSO, any idea wtf is up with these titles? What is this Kiryu-esque Japanese craziness? Upside-down commas ;O;?! 11ul!? Someone smart please explain!

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anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
As for this and the other topic, I'm just saying all the same things Trombe said in Monochrome Heaven. : D I haven't found him unrealiable despite that I've actually never verified his sources. He said it's ex-Synside members. Though he might be wrong. Let's wait for further news.

About the vocalist, Itsuki. Well, he could be someone other with another name previously and he just changed it for this band, or it might be Bergerac's Itsuki. I personally think the only picture awailable is way too small for me to even try and detect Bergerac's Itsuki there. Or it even might be Itsuki from a really small band no one has ever heard of. XD

By tsuki_no_yuugi
inartistic / March 03, 2011 Reply
Yeah, I understand. Trombe is usually right, and I don't doubt him if he has some other source. But if he's just going from the unfinished OHP pages like the rest of it, I'm not so sure. But I agree, he's not unreliable at all.

And yeah, I'm with you on the Itsuki thing too. It would make sense because A) he doesn't have anything going on, and B) UNDER CODE & Bergerac seemed to be friends, but the guy in the picture seems to have a shorter face? Like you said, hard to judge from such a tiny picture. I wouldn't mind it being someone new from a super tiny band, just as long as he is really good (like happened with Taku).

Ahhhh, I can't wait to look back at these posts in a few months and think “wow, how stupid we were!” Always scrambling around, thinking it's some DIR EN GREY member or something, and then it's just the same old band we've already seen *_*;
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
It actually makes me happy how much we care for the UNDER CODE family! This anxious curiosity for knowing who they are comes out of good feelings.
I'd love that vocalist to be Itsuki, I really liked his voice! And let's wait for the designer to end his or her job ^_^;

By necrae_x
inartistic / March 03, 2011 Reply
Ahahahah! Well I don't know, it really could be a secret message that they're ex-Synside. I just hope not ;_;! (Although I want Rayka/Lin to return, I really don't care to see all our hopes for a new band wasted on someone we already know.)
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
I don't recognize any of these names and I doubt it's ex-Bergerac Itsuki, it doesn't look like him at all... and I can't really imagine him going for this kind of look O.o

So no Nozomi...? Unless he's changed his name, but I guess not x__x
If they're really Synside then I'll be seriously pissed :< The only one who would fit is Rayka, though... maybe Kikyo is the blue one?
But I don't want them to be Synside x__x
These are either ex-members of really unknown bands/totally new people or somewhat experienced musicians who have changed their names.

So confusing, I just wanna know everything already x__x

By hush_narumi
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
I always say that this is the best fandom 'cause over the years, only the people who really care about the label and its bands stayed involved, so we get no wank/trolling/hating <3

I really love people in this comm ;__;

By hush_narumi
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
I wouldn't mind the members to be someone we already know, but not members of a band which has not yet disbanded, and on top of that THREE OF THEM. WTF.
But nobody looks like a Synside member, so I wonder how does Trombe know.

By hush_narumi
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
Curious to see a better picture of the members! I want to know who's who!

That band in general is mysterious. The name of the members doesn't help either. I somewhere want them to be new musicians. I think, UCP need fresh blood and not really recycled one? That's the "impression" I'm under for some reasons. Otherwise, they don't make me think of ex.Synside and I can't say for Itsuki.

The title is odd. 11ul? 11 microliter? Haha.

By ivory_and_irony
vk_lover / March 03, 2011 Reply
GOSH..I really hope it's not just Synside re-vamped :/
I deeply hoped for Nozomi...but it seems to be just another unfullfilled dream*sighs*
UC definitely needs some REALLY new bands...not just redone former bands with changed name and look...
Sometimes it works...but mostly the new band is surely same short-lived as the previous one...but that's just my opinion :)
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
Suzaku has to do with ancient China (and consequently ancient Japan):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermilion_Bird
Hence the archaic looking titles. Maybe UCP wanted to launch their own old Japan style band seeing how popular Kiryuu got?
I'm definitely excited though!

By chronicpuppet
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
I finally realized that the vocalist reminds me of Un=(XAG)'s Yukihira.
http://under-code.jp/img/artist_lst_suzaku.jpg

By hush_narumi
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
Bigger http://under-code.jp/contents/suzaku/img/photo.jpg
:3

By necrae_x
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
Haha I guess we're all stalking the UCP OHP XDDD

By hush_narumi
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
Those guys are definitely not Synside http://under-code.jp/contents/suzaku/img/photo.jpg

By hush_narumi
Hyura / March 03, 2011 Reply
Did someone else think ...kairis first siva look?
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
It's Kairi x Hayato, if you ask me.

By hush_narumi
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
They confused me even more now with their roles
http://www.under-code.jp/contents/suzaku/profile.html

By necrae_x
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
I have NO freakin' idea who they are D:
The lead guitarist looks a bit like ex-chariots Loki O.o
But I'm seriously speculating like crazy.

By hush_narumi
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
It's Shagrath!! The blond one!!!

By hush_narumi
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
Fuck! It's true!

By necrae_x
Hyura / March 03, 2011 Reply
Ahhh.. I so wish it could be hayato after all.
But the yakuza tatoos are missing... ( ;∀;)

Hm. I'm bad at guessing, I should stop haha. But... it really is aikaryus shagrath, yup? Awsome. That guy rocks. (≧ω≦)b
ralf_mako / March 03, 2011 Reply
It would be too great if Kairi joined a band again D:
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
Music sample up!!!
http://www.under-code.jp/contents/suzaku/

By necrae_x
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
OHMYGOD his voice is lush!
Anyone recognise it?

By paige_nevaeh
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
The suspense is driving me wild~
From the preview I love his voice, and the look is fab.
Just need to know more!

By paige_nevaeh
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
It's Hideki from jubily!!! Definitely!!! I'm a jubily/Envus fan I recognize his voice!!!!!!

By hush_narumi
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
Guys, the singer's Hideki ex-jubily!!!!

By hush_narumi
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
I don't know them...but I'm still all excited!

By paige_nevaeh
inartistic / March 03, 2011 Reply
Someone said the vocalist is ex-Envus, and I can definitely confirm that. Sounds just like him, and his blog will close soon.

And well, I guess you figured it all out by now, but clearly no ex-Synside or ex-ClearVeil.
inartistic / March 03, 2011 Reply
Updated the post with official pictures if you haven't seen them by now! And definitely not Synside or Itsuki (see above).

You might actually have a point. 11μL... What the heck could that mean? Maybe it's not microliter, but it's a really cool idea of you to come up with. Hopefully all their releases will be titled with units of volume *_*
inartistic / March 03, 2011 Reply
I agree! New blood is needed. But now that more details and better photos are out, it seems like they're all new to UCP.

Bands with old, loved members are great, but only if they come with new bands as well! That period were ZODIA/HEISEI ISHIN/Megaromania/Lamina/brodiaea signed in rapid succession was awesome, and I kind of miss it~
inartistic / March 03, 2011 Reply
Thank you! That definitely makes sense. Hopefully some of their titles and things will be explained more, but I think you're right as far as doing something Kiryu-esque.
inartistic / March 03, 2011 Reply
Oh, were you the one who said that at MH? I didn't know your username (or remember it). You're definitely right though!
inartistic / March 03, 2011 Reply
You're definitely right~ (I “told you that” in a comment before I saw this one, 'cause I didn't realize you were the one who figured it out. So disregard the comment before |D)
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
Umm, haha, yeah XD
I didn't include the Envus/jubily members into my speculations even though both are Kansai bands... but wow, this is just so awesome. I like Hideki's - Itsuki's voice a lot!

By hush_narumi
inartistic / March 03, 2011 Reply
What a cool discovery. Even vsoku doesn't know he's ex-Envus before you did, hahahaha. Now let's figure out those other guys!
jane_cutieh / March 03, 2011 Reply
this is gonna be awesome!!! since its Hideki! wah!
i didnt think it was Synside too. As for their theme...i just hope they won't end up like Kiryu. it'll be awful. D:
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
I guess I'm more awesome then them!
Well, our comm definitely is <3

That will be much harder since we can't really base it on anything :/

By hush_narumi
Hyura / March 03, 2011 Reply
Uhm. Jubilys bassist was ex irodoris yuu, wasn't it? I can't check if that shigure guy is him in fact but.. if it was that would clear the shagrath connection. (・∀・)
And he had piercings... I think?

Just a spontanous thought. You jubily fans will know better~
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
You know... you're right o.o It could be Kagari, it does look a bit like him, though the purple hair and small pics make it hard to tell .__.

I wouldn't be surprised if it was him!!

By hush_narumi
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
But Shagrath has been indirectly connected to UCP for some time since he was ez-ZODIA Yuu's project Ultimate Sonic's support guitarist.

By hush_narumi
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
Finally found Kajuu's blog --- http://ameblo.jp/kajujuda/
Shagrath too --- http://ameblo.jp/shagrath/
Both confirmed.

Vocal Hideki still not confirmed
http://ameblo.jp/jubily-blog-hideki/entry-10816676358.html

Let's see if we can find the other two!

By necrae_x
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
Shigure --- http://ameblo.jp/shigu-choco-marron/

By necrae_x
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
OMG, have I really just found a neo VK band to actually be excited about?
The song goes really well with the look and the vocalist is awesome!

By bunnyshoxx
inartistic / March 03, 2011 Reply
Perfect! So now we just need to figure out who this Karasu guy is. Hmm~
inartistic / March 03, 2011 Reply
Yeah, I know! They seem to capture the energy of neo bands (Velbet/&/Kiryu, that's how I think of them), but I think they might be able to hold my attention longer. (That probably makes no sense?)

I'm excited too, and I think I'll buy both singles for sure, if I can afford it in May.
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
Ok... did you just said.... kiryu/and hybrid ?
LOL
I WILL LOOOVE THEM! . I Like the preview ;)

By heartless_wing
Hyura / March 03, 2011 Reply
Wwww~ this reminds me of vidolls old releases with levotim 420mg and stuff like that. (゚∀゚)
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
Oh wow, ex-Envus vocalist! Knowing this (and after hearing the sample) I'm more and more interested. :)

By jani_kun
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
Awesome! Thanks for the heads up on the updated post!
They look and sound already great!

That's the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the "11ul". That would be actually cool if the title of all their releases would always have some units!

By ivory_and_irony
anonymous / March 03, 2011 Reply
Gt.鴉(karasu) is ex-Berry-->華一匁(hanaichimonme)-->Envus Ba.asuka

http://ameblo.jp/akaikorosiya/

That's what Trombe said 8D

By hush_narumi
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