Someone on Monochrome Heaven asked for some information about Soleil, so I thought I'd type something up! Since it became a little long, I decided to post it here. Hope it's helpful!
Here's a bunch of news that I've neglected to post:
FAZ drummer TAKAHIRO (a.k.a. Hiyoka (卑妖華), ex-WERKMARE) has been arrested, and the band will indefinitely pause activities in consequence.
A few updates to the Lucifer's underground session event on the 17th:
TLDR: KISAKI was caught in a scandal today, and seems to have abruptly retired as a result... Full details, as I understand them, follow:
According to KISAKI, “Due to cancellations, two UCP lucky bags have been restocked. Two additional KISAKI lucky bags have been restocked as well.”
KISAKI will participate in a 90s visual kei event in September!
LIN will sell several special items at their last live [before pausing activities] on 2015-11-22 at Shinjuku BLAZE―including some that are limited to 1 copy. Furthermore, customers who spend 4,000 yen will be allowed to take a photograph with the band (or favorite member). The band will also collaborate with visual shop Like an Edison for regular sales.
LIN will stop selling certain bootleg live DVDs through their [web shop] at 2015-04-30 23:59 JST. The following items will be unavailable for purchase after that time:
LIN will award those who spend 5,000 yen at the official web shop, from 2014-11-10~30, a present photo of the band's maid outfits from their Halloween live.
LIN's official web shop has had a number of updates (namely, a metric shit-ton of 1-copy-limited bootleg live DVDs). So here's a little roundup:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) have opened their official blog, official Twitter (@LIN_V_OFFICIAL), and [official web shop]. In true KISAKI fashion, the web shop already has a number of exclusives, including a bunch of 1-limited releases we'll never see 8|
A roundup of information from the recent Rin・ne・ten・sei ~Cry-Max Pleasure 2014~ (輪・廻・転・生 ~Cry-Max Pleasure 2014~) event (continued from [this post]):
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has announced that they will appear at Shinsaibashi Club ALIVE's 10th anniversary special event, at which legendary hardcore/metal bands RAPES and ROSENFELD will appear!
KISAKI has announced that several limited goods will be sold at the [KISAKI birthday event] / the end of corruption world live on 2014-03-09:
KISAKI has announced a memorial event for AYAME, the ex-drummer of MIRAGE who passed away this year. The 3 day event features a slew of one-day revivals from infamous 90s visual kei bands, with MIRAGE headlining each event. Check out the full details below:
I updated my sales-journal with a lot of new stuff, mostly Undercode bands: http://noble-sympathia.livejournal.com/You- will find stuff from bands like 12012, Arc, FUTURIZM BOYZ, CindyKate,- Cu[be], Syndrome, MIRAGE, LIN, Phantasmagoria and many more!!Please take a look here for CDs: Noble-Sympatha-CDsIf you are interested in photosets, cheki, photocards etc, follow this link: Photosets, cheki, etc
On August 5th, 輪・廻・転・生 -Matina VS UNDER CODE PRODUCTION- (Rin・ne・ten・sei) was held at HOLIDAY OSAKA. I thought I'd post the setlists and a couple of photos from the event.
So, long story short, I discovered a folder of webpages that I'd saved years ago, and that inspired me to dig up a little more information about an old band called カカシ (KAKASHI).
There are lots of little bits of news about last night's 輪・廻・転・生 ~A RETURN of “VISUAL MONSTER”~ (Rin・ne・ten・sei) event, and reports/pictures are just starting to pour in, so I thought I'd do a little roundup post. I'll add stuff as I find it (and feel free to add your own!)
The 90s visual kei revival live, 輪・廻・転・生 ~A RETURN of “VISUAL MONSTER”~, was held last night, and it seems that it was a success—a second and third part have just been announced!!
KISAKI PROJECT will soon hold their 90s visual kei revival event, 輪・廻・転・生 ~A RETURN of “VISUAL MONSTER”~ (Rin・ne・ten・sei). And it seems like someone announces a new item for the event every day—so let's see just how many cool goods we're missing out on, shall we?
Covers that have been up for a while, but I hadn't gotten around to posting:
Trying to make room for new stuff, care to help :D?!
UNDER CODE has revealed the participating session bands for the upcoming session night!
This isn't related to UNDER CODE, but we all love Matina, right? Well, AKIRA, the second vocalist of MIRAGE, appears to have a new band! His new band is called FOWR (pronounced Ⅳ). No details yet, but apparently their [OHP](http://www.iv-FOWR.jp/) will be updated with details on the 16th.
All of this is old, but whatever, it's cool!
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I started translatings this interview and here is part 1.
① KISAKI announced in his blog a few days ago that both a Syndrome and MIRAGE remastered best album would be released this year. It's great news for fans of either of those bands and for new KISAKI fans. (Quick summary: Syndrome was a VK super group of sorts--it included three members from D, a guitarist from MERRY (メリー), and the drummer from Shelly Trip Realize. Their music was kind of classic VK with techno elements--something like HISKAREA. MIRAGE was one of KISAKI's earliest successes--they even released a major album, although I don't think they actually achieved major status--but its members went on to do a whole lot of nothing.) Also sad, because the releases imply that KISAKI really will be retiring forever. See the cut for more information.