On April 11th, Lilith guitarist Lin officially announced his company Lin Ming Production (麟鸣创音文化传播有限公司).
It seems that the company was actually founded in July 2015, as a parent to his record label Grows Independent Music―but Lin hadn't mentioned it until now.
Grows Independent Music will continue to manage its artists―Affective Synergy, Lilith, and Addiction―while Lin Ming Production will focus on exposing other acts to China. Up first: they're behind the first NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST live in China on 2016-05-01!
It's so great to see Lin become successful. I've followed him since brodiaea, and have always admired his spirit♪
Some minor updates from Affective Synergy, ARLEQUIN, AVANCHICK, THE BLACK SWAN, and SAMUKURO:
Affective Synergy (pictured above) held their live on the 25th. Lin (凛) says that the project will be a little more active this year, but detailed plans haven't been made yet (tho it seems that he will be recording something soon!). Here's the setlist from the live:
1. 蒼焔-Souen- / 2. As a Fact / MC / 3. Another Sky / 4. Nyx (Lilith cover) / 5. Daze (new song)
ARLEQUIN will participate in a threeman with Kiryu (己龍) and MERRY in June:
ARLEQUIN has announced new goods: a parka, tshirt, coin purse, and sticker. (They're all pretty ugly |D)
They're also releasing a pamphlet! Most of the shitty bands I listen to never get popular enough to have pamphlets, so that's a good sign♪
ARLEQUIN were on talk program NICO Visu (ニコびじゅ) today.
AVANCHICK are selling live photographs via their section at the AOOS web shop.
AVANCHICK will hold a series of three twoman/threeman events:
http://weloveucp.com/lives/217/ http://weloveucp.com/lives/219/ http://weloveucp.com/lives/218/
THE BLACK SWAN will participate in a fourman in June:
ex-Oneness guitarist DAI will participate in a session on 2016-03-31:
Tokubetsu na SOUP 【LILT Sedai】 (特別なスープ【リルト世代】)
V. 空-kou- [ex-LILT (リルト)]
G. DAI [ex-Oneness]
G. Yuki (柚希) [ex-RIZ]
B. Fuma (冬麻) [ex-RIZ]
D. °CeleNa。 [ex-RIZ]
SAMUKURO officially joined Me teaR music on 2016-02-14. They'd previously appeared on that label's omnibus. Hilariously, their official web site has stopped working... some label, huh |D
LIN put up the limited cheki a little late. There was a set of SUI in his Evil en Lucifer costume, a set of MIZALY in no makeup, and some group shots in Santa outfits. The first two are sold out.
Affective Synergy will perform a new song on 2016-02-25. Special photosets will also be sold at the live. (← And check out the project's new logo!)
In celebration of the birthday of V. Chizuru (千吊), a special event will be held at which PENTAGON members will answer questions about him. A present will be awarded to the member with the most correct answers.
PENTAGON will also hold a sponsored event in April:
Minus Jin-Say Orchestra will hold a three-day oneman series at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) paradigm on March 2nd~4th. Their twoman vs URBANGARDE (アーバンギャルド) will be held at Shinjuku (新宿) BLAZE on 2016-06-05. Additional twoman lives will be held in the future.
By the way, Seraphim previously pointed out that AVANCHICK's new single uses their own UPC instead of the usual UPC for ROCKSTAR RECORDS. However, I've since confirmed that the release is still coming out through ROCKSTAR RECORDS. So I guess they haven't changed anything~
AVANCHICK cheki are being sold at Chaotic Harmony. The site also sold signed copies of Eternal, but they've already sold out ;(
Paranoid≠circuS will hold their three-year anniversary event, SCHRODINGER no Hako (シュレーディンガーの箱), at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) paradigm on 2016-03-27.
Paranoid≠circuS also revealed their actual new artist photo, finally. Check it~
Affective Synergy, the solo project of ex-brodiaea~Lilith guitarist Lin (凛), will perform on 2016-02-25 at ALVION's disbandment event.
The lineup for their performance is: V. +Yuu (+悠) [ex-ZODIA~Ultimate Sonic] G. Lin (凛) [ex-brodiaea~Lilith] G. Yuki (雪) [ex-Leviathan, etc.] B. Mahiro (真央) [ex-brodiaea~ROMANCING Saga] D. takumi (拓未) [FANG]
Affective Synergy had been inactive for a few years, while Lin was busy with Lilith.
By the way, Lilith's first full album, 円夢中華-Genuine to the Core-, which is set for an April release, will have 14 tracks. They include [SILK] Rouge, Arcadia, Mr.Frxxk, Crimson Psyche, and Stellar Secret-星之迷- (the old songs will be remastered or rerecorded). The band has also recorded a PV for the release.
Lilith has uploaded samples from their second EP, Fenice, which was released on December 18. Check them out here. Furthermore, they have announced that the EP will be available via iTunes on 2014-01-23. Fenice is currently available at ZEALLINK.
Lilith has announced that they will appear in Chinese visual magazine VISUALZINE VOL.10, which will be released on July 15th. Furthermore, they will also appear at Chinese anime festival and expo CHINA JOY 2013 (details TBA).
By the way, KISAKI was featured in a pull out poster in VISUALZINE VOL.9.
ex-Synside guitarist 凛-Lin- has released more information about the upcoming mini-album from his solo project Affective Synergy. The full tracklist and cover art have been revealed, and the release has been made available for pre-order at the following stores:
PureSound (w/ privilege photo) envían al extranjero
ex-brodiaea/Synside guitarist Lin has announced the release of his first mini-album through his solo project Affective Synergy!
The mini-album, which is being released through Grows Independent Music, will feature five new songs and a bonus retake/remaster of an old song, plus a DVD disc featuring two PVs and a making of featurette. The release is set for this November, but further details (such as stores which it will be available at) are TBA.
KISAKI has announced that he will appear as special guest at a Chinese visual kei event in Shangai, China! The event, KISAKI ADVENT IN SHANHAI, will be held on June 29th at Kento's Live House.
The event will feature live performances from four Chinese visual kei bands and one Japanese band. KISAKI will participate in a session band along with ex-Synside guitarist Lin (who lives in China). 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) will also “appear” by way of a film concert (eg. pre-recorded live footage of the band will be shown).
After the concert ends, KISAKI will participate in a handshake and signing event open to those who purchase merchandise at the venue. Sounds like it's going to be a great event! (And now that he has his passport updated... maybe KISAKI will finally come back to the West!)
An update on ex-Synside guitarist 凛-Lin-: he has announced that he will appear at two upcoming live events with this solo project Affective Synergy. He is also writing new songs, although he has no current plans for a new release. Fellow ex-Synside guitarist kikyo also recently appeared at a live event on 2012-05-24, Inner Core Type-M-, with the band HYRAL.
Affective Synergy is the solo project of ex-brodaiea/Synside guitarist Lin. He is the composer, guitarist, and vocalist for all songs, and released his first solo CD, Eternity Colors, last year. He recently filmed a PV for the title track and has decided to release it for free!! Check it out below. (And keep an eye out for fellow ex-Synside member kikyo!)
For those of you who don't know, Affective Synergy is the solo project of ex-Synside guitarist Lin. It's not UNDER CODE affiliated, but we all like Synside, and I like Lin, so~ Just wanted to mention the project's first release: 1st maxi-single, Eternity Colors, will be released on 2011-07-06.
More details are set to be announced soon. In the mean time, I'm keeping up with Lin and Affective Synergy in greater detail over at . 2011-06-11 edit: tracklist revealed, added to post.
Affective Synergy -
Eternity Colors 2011-07-06; maxi-single CD
※ not an UNDER CODE release 01. Signal of Procession
02. Another Sky
04. Eternity Colors
05. Sleeping Forest