Aidoll has formed! It's a side project of Paranoid≠circuS vocalist 我儿-garu- and ex-SUZAKU~AiM MaiM drummer Karen (火憐).
Their first live will be held on 2016-04-02 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋), at which their first CD, Namagomi ××ko no Isshou。 (生ゴミ××子の一生。), will be distributed. Attendees who spend 2,000 yen on the band's goods will further receive the CD SWEET PEA (スイートピー). Previews of both songs are up now:
我儿-garu- will perform under his pseudonym Yuuki Ai (優月 愛)―I didn't realize it before, but apparently some Paranoid≠circuS songs were written under this pseudonym!―but will appear as his normal self at the goods booth.
Aidoll will play the following songs:
Namagomi ××ko no Isshou。
Dokusenyoku (毒染欲) (Paranoid≠circuS cover)
CANARIA (リナリア) (AiM MaiM cover)
LIN (SUI, KISAKI, & MIZALY) will appear on the 2016-02-24 edition of VISUAL Kei Tsuushin ・ Kai (ヴィジュアル系通信・改). Watch here.
Two session bands will appear at ALVION's last live oneman:
At the SUI&MIZALY (LIN) tribute oneman live on 2016-02-14, eight previously-unreleased live DVDs were sold. Each cost 3,000 yen; 7 were of Megaromania and 1 was of Metis Gretel. They all sold out immediately.
Drummer LEN (煉) of THE BLACK SWAN will release his first book, LEN to Kotetsu (煉と虎徹), on 2016-03-23. Of course it's a photo collection of his famous cat! On preorders alone, the book is the #1 bestseller in Amazon JP's “cat book” category, lol. (This will definitely be why TBS eventually breaks up, huh?)
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM will release their live-limited live DVD, CAST OFF, from 2016-02-20. I want 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.
Mischievous “second act” (new lineup) will be revealed on 2016-01-01. From the teaser image, it appears that they will gain a fourth member―I wonder if Karen (火憐) [ex-SUZAKU] will join, since ALVION is disbanding...
Mischievous has already been through several changes; having started as session band ABSOLUTE TERA.F, changing to formal band ISORA, and finally Mischievous, losing and gaining members all along the way...
After only 2 years of activity, ALVION will disband after their presents live at HOLIDAY OSAKA on February 25, 2016. The members had held a discussion that later concluded that they shall disband, and after all this doesn't come as a surprise as their discography is quite small for two years of activity. If you recall, their last release was a live-limited single, ARROWS / BECOME A FOOL, released back in October, which is the same month when they held their first anniversary oneman at the same venue.
ALVION has revealed their latest artist photo and announced their first single, FORBIDDEN UNDER GROUND, which will be released on 2015-07-22. The band has also announced their sponsored event, Fatalistic Permission. By the way, ALVION has a new official Twitter account: @official_alvion.
In January, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi sold lucky bags (5,000 yen each) via online mail-order, limited to 10 copies. Unfortunately, they didn't contain any CDs or DVDs―instead, they contained a calendar, photoset, masks, and t-shirt.
In an attempt to promote their upcoming oneman of the same name, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi is performing under the name 90min no AUDITORIUM (90minのオーディトリアム) at their 2015-02-17 live.
LIN's re-recording mini-album, Recollection of Phoenix, is available on Japanese iTunes. Unfortunately, it's not available on American iTunes―not sure about European, etc. Fairly pointless if we can't buy it though :'D
ALVION, ARLEQUIN, LIN, and label king zeebra are featured in Vol.021 of freepaper SEVEN.
With their latest single, Oneness reached #8 on the ORICON indies and #65 on the ORICON major charts, respectively. Good job!
Paranoid≠circuS buffalo 紲-kizuna- had a hernia and didn't attend the band's 2015-02-05 live. The band performed with 3 members instead.
AVANCHICK have announced the lineup for their 2015-04-11 event:
Today, LIN began shipment of the double-purchase mail-order-application privilege of their single Chaotic Resistance―a signed postcard. (There's no explanation of why it took so long... a postcard shouldn't take much time to produce, I would think!)
ALVION (ex-GRIEVER and Synside new band) has announced that support drummer KAREN (カレン) [ex-SUZAKU] officially joined on 2015-01-01! Furthermore, the band will release their first mini-album, REVELATION, on 2015-03-04, and hold their sponsored event on 2015-03-07.
Today, the new band of vocalist SIN (ex-BERLIN ~ etc.) and guitarist KKY (ex-Synside ~ etc.) has been announced! ALVION will hold its formation sponsored event, DAZZLING MARROW, on 2014-10-11 at Umeda (梅田) Zeela.