DEVIL KITTY guitarist Akina has been ordered to two weeks of bed rest following the discovery that he had suffered a stroke.
For the past few weeks, members of DEVIL KITTY have been teasing a big announcement for June 15th, 2017. The day finally came, and with it the news of a new CD, new promo pictures, and a new guitarist.
Earlier this morning (in EST, that is), DEVIL KITTY released the full music video for their upcoming single. Shortly after, they also uploaded a preview of the other two songs.
At their one-man live on December 21st, DEVIL KITTY had a lot of big annoucements! Firstly, they announced the release of their new maxi-single, バンギャル最終兵器 (BAND GIRL Saishuu Heiki, which is "Bangya's final weapon" in English. This may be in response to how ROCKSTAR RECORDS was ran since frontman Yuuga has always been extremely vocal about exposing nonsense that goes on in the scene). It would appear that the band is now signed to Planet Child Music as well.
AVANCHICK's vocalist NOAH announced on Twitter that the band has since left ROCKSTAR RECORDS as of December 7th.
DEVIL KITTY will freely distribute their "0th" full album to those who purchase a premium ticket to their free tour final oneman at Shinjuku (新宿) BLAZE, -Heigan- (-閉眼-), on December 21.
In a surprising move, DEVIL KITTY have just announced that they have departed from their label, ROCKSTAR RECORDS, on October 3rd.
DEVIL KITTY are releasing their first single entitled ["夢幻回帰"] (Mugen Kaiki) on May 18th. The single has two tracks and will only cost 540 yen. The band has described the first track to be melancholic and the latter to be "rampage metal (lit: 暴れメタルナンバー)," so it looks like this little single is going to have some diversity.
Minor news roundup for 2015-12-23:
「C」 SESSION, [the newest band of Riku] (ex-LIN, chariots, etc.) will be performing again (and have also uploaded their first promo picture~)! This time they'll be performing with ROCKSTAR RECORDS bands at Shinjuku Blaze on December 14.
With the release of new costumes, generally, the news of a new release is often soon to follow. It has been announced that DEVIL KITTY are releasing their first mini-album in two types on October 28th. The CD will come in two types, one containing a PV and the other a 5th bonus track, and the mini is entitled "雌豚解体新書 (Mebuta Kaitai Shinsho)." No album art has been disclosed as of yet, but they have released a small PV preview. [Type-A] will cost 2,500 yen, and [Type-B] will cost 2,100.
Adding to the trend of new pictures, DEVIL KITTY has also revealed their new look on Twitter! Unfortunately, they haven't announced any plans for releasing a CD, but they do have one of their live performances posted to Youtube (which seems to be mostly them covering GOKIBURI songs).
LIN will appear alongside other visual kei bands for not only one visual festival, but two this year!
Related to the previous post, signed to Rockstar is a """new""" band DEVIL KITTY, fronted by the very sarcastic, and somewhat eccentric, Yuuga. As some of you may remember, back in the early 2000's (prior to the closing of Eternal) there was another band named DEVIL KITTY that Yuuga was in. While this band shares the same name, they are supposed to be considered two separate entities. Yuuga's also nabbed Majyu as the drummer for this band, so I'm interested to see how active SHAPE SHIFTER is with a part-time drummer.
As of 2015-07-07, a brand new label has opened: ROCK★STAR RECORDS. One of the first artists to join is AVANCHICK, along with newly-revived DEVIL KITTY, BETTY (ベティ), THE EGOIST, MEARY (メアリー), Dear, and VISUAL Kei Enkakashu TAKASHI (ヴィジュアル系演歌歌手 TAKASHI). Check out the label's OHP for more information!