On 2014-09-08, ex-ZODIA, NEGA, and Anjyu' members will perform in a session. It will be the first activity from ex-Anjyu' drummer hina in years, actually! The session will be at the 11th anniversary of Bar Paradox (a long time friend of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION).
After that, +Yuu will hold his session -z-, which will perform ZODIA songs.
Finally, +Yuu will hold his girugamesh cover session on 2014-08-04.
Oneness—the new band of ex-Anjyu' vocalist JUKI (ジュキ) and ex-HEISEI ISHIN (平成維新) drummer RAI (ライ) brother 秀馬-syuma-—will celebrate their 1st anniversary! As a special thanks to fans, they'll release their anniversary single, セツナサクレツ (SETSUNA SAKURETSU), at a special price of 500 yen. Can't believe those guys have been together for a year already!
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced that, in collaboration with SHOXX, it will release its 10th anniversary memorial last omnibus, High Style Paradox 2003~2013. The mail-order-limited omnibus will be released in March, and will feature all significant bands (32 in total) signed to UNDER CODE PRODUCTION throughout its 10 years of activity.
Those who purchase the omnibus before February 28th will receive a special 24 month calendar.
Because the omnibus is mail-order-limited through SHOXX, it will not be available to overseas customers via usual means. However, I organize a group order as soon as I find a viable shopping service—expect a separate with details.
ex-Anjyu' vocalist JUKI (ジュキ) has finally revealed his new band!
The band is called Oneness, and, just as his previous band Aigis, they're signed with Double River Record (the spiritual successor of HOLIDAY LABEL―which is where Anjyu' got its start before joining UNDER CODE PRODUCTION). The lineup of Oneness is as follows:
Vo. ジュキ (JUKI)
Oneness will hold its first demonstration live on December 10th at the Taku (HEISEI ISHIN) memorial live, followed by another demonstration live on December 24th. Their first real live will be a sponsored event called 一天突破 (Itten Toppa).
Oneness has already announced their first release, a maxi-single called スターゲイザー (STAR GAZER), to be released on 2013-01-23. A sample from the song “star right chain” can be heard at their official MySpace. What do you think about the sample and the news?
As previously mentioned, UNDER CODE is supporting ex-「あゃ」 (「Aya」) [and ex-chariots support] drummer 兼継 (Kentz) by sponsoring his “last stage” events. It turns out that “last stage” doesn't just refer to musical retirement...
Through a press release, Kentz has revealed that he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. He wants to take the stage one last time to, quite literally, celebrate the last stage of his life. Below is a rough translation of his statement:
I've come to understand that I have terminal cancer, and I decided I wanted to return to the stage in my short remaining life, so I talked with the ex-「Aya」 members about a revival live.
Each member, despite his current activities, willingly agreed and so we set about determining the details.
It crossed my mind that I was with chariots two years ago.
Since this will probably be my life's last live, I thought chariots should by all means appear and suggested this idea to KISAKI, who agreed.
At first I intended to produce the event myself, but since I didn't have any experience I found it difficult to book a lineup, and so I contacted KISAKI (who has considerable experience with event production) and he agreed to arrange everything.
For KISAKI's willing agreement, I am truly grateful.
KISAKI has been involved in many crossroads in my life.
Back when 「Aya」 was expanding through Kantou, whenever we had office problems, he constantly invited us to chariots lives and always kindly gave us advice.
And now, with my cancer battle, he tells me “don't give up”.
In that way my respect for KISAKI has grown considerably, and for his help producing my last live, I am truly grateful.
After all of this, I consider him an older brother.
Everyone, please come to my life's last stage and burn the images into your eyes and commit them to happy memory.
UNDER CODE is sponsoring an event for 兼継 (Kentz), ex drummer of 「あゃ」 (「Aya」) and chariots, as he retires from the music scene. (I mentioned this live in a previous post, but full details have since been revealed.)
The live is called SELFISH DREAMER with DEAR FRIENDS and will take place on April 21st and 28th. At both lives, 「あゃ」 (「Aya」) will hold a revival performance, and chariots will appear as a friendship guest. Furthermore, NEGA and REALies will appear during the first day, and Dali, REALies, and Vior gloire will appear on the second day. Furthermore, Anjyu' will hold a revival performance during the second day.
It was officially announced the other day that Anjyu' and 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will both be appearing at the 関西制圧2010~2011 (Kansai Seiatsu 2010~2011) new year event. But we already knew that, so~
(By the way, if you remember, UNDER CODE was supposed to make the third special announcement on November 1st. I assume that this was intended to be the third announcement, and was just made early, but there's still a chance that UNDER CODE still has a trick up its sleeve.)
Ok, this is sort of convoluted, but stick with me: remember the new omnibus I posted about this morning? UNDER CODE just uploaded a flyer advertising it. I guess UCP is actually involved with the omnibus somehow (I thought it was just SHOXX), because there's an additional ad at the bottom of the flyer for the 関西制圧2010~2011 (Kansai Seiatsu 2010~2011) event.
Ok, keep stickin' with me: remember how UCP said there would be three special announcements? The first being ClearVeil, the second being announced on Oct. 21st, and the third being announced on Nov. 1st? Welllll~ I think UNDER CODE gave them away early with that little flyer. So, without further ado~
Anjyu' will hold a one day revival at the event!
平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) and Nega will be appearing!!
My guess is that Anjyu' was the second announcement and that HEISEI/Nega was the big third announcement. But maybe there are other announcements in store, who knows? In any case, those bands will be appearing and that will be awesome. However! Beside HEISEI and Nega, there is some Japanese phrase that is too small for me to make out. It probably says “special guests” or something, but maybe it says “will definitely not be appearing, don't get your hopes up loser.” So just take this as rumor for now, I guess.
Any Anjyu' fans out there? If yes, I may have a treat for you ^.^ I've ripped the special Anjyu' bootleg DVD with footage of their revival live from 2009.09.22. at ESAKA MUSE. It's a bootleg, so don't expect the quality of the vid to be amazing! That's why I'm not sure if people who don't know the band will enjoy this DVD, but the show they made is amazing. (the fact that YUKKIE's guitar stopped working during Ame Kokoro was pretty amusing) The sound is great, too.
So if you're interested, PM me and I'll send you the password for the files. I don't want this to end up on Tainted World. If something doesn't work, please, let me know!
March will mark the 7th anniversary of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's formation. It's a huge milestone for the label, especially because that means it has officially outlasted Matina! To celebrate the anniversary, the label is making some very rare releases available via the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP, for a very limited time only!
① First, they're releasing official bootleg live DVDs of several session bands. Since they're bootlegs, the camera quality isn't amazing, but there will never be another chance to see these bands again! The DVDs range in price from 2,000 yen to 2,940 yen, so I'm assuming some are longer than others. Get them now if you want them!
② Second, the label's releasing a brand new lucky bag! Like the new year lucky bag, this one will contain 25,000 to 30,000 yen's worth of goods for only 3,675 yen. However, this one is even more special. Each set will contain a designed tote bag, the aforementioned goods, and a special “trading” DVD! Each DVD contains a comment and rehearsal footage (1 song) from one band. There are seven DVDs in total, and the one you get is completely random. However, anyone who buys three sets of lucky bags will receive all seven DVDs automatically! Reservations begin March 1st, and the bag will be sent out on April 10th. Quantities are extremely limited, so order now!
Anjyu' (one day revival) - OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-02-26; 2,940 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2009-09-22 one day revival) (JUKI from Aigis, YUKKIE and Yoshi from HEISEI ISHIN, and hina ex-Anjyu')
妃&関西貴族 (Kisaki & Kansai Kizoku) - OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-02-26; 2,940 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2006-10-14) (RAME from VIDOLL, JUN and KISAKI from Phantasmagoria, TAKKEN from CODMO A, and Tooru from 12012) OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-02-26; 2,940 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2006-10-31) (RAME and GIRU from VIDOLL, Tsukasa ex-bis, KISAKI from Phantasmagoria, and Tooru from 12012)
Pashya (one day revival) - OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 1 2010-02-26; 2,940 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2009-09-22 one day revival) (Io and Hijiri ex-Pashya, Akito and Reiya from chariots) OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2 2010-02-26; 2,100 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2010-01-17 one day revival) (Io and Hijiri ex-Pashya, Akito and Reiya from chariots)
罪団法人黒十字2009 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2009) - OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-02-26; 2,100 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2009-09-22 one day revival) (Riku and Matoi from Phantasmagoria, Ren and KEETO from Dali, KEI and Mahiro ex-brodiaea)
罪団法人黒十字2010 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2010) - OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-02-26; 2,100 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2010-01-08 one day revival) (Riku from Phantasmagoria, Ren, KEETO, YUU, and Shunna from Dali, and Ryuuto from ClearVeil)
V.A. - 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag 2010-04-10; 3,675 yen; Lucky bag; Limited quantities ・ Specially designed tote bag ・ 25,000 to 30,000 yen's worth of goods ・ One of seven random special trading DVDs 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -A Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. Phantasmagoria: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. Phantasmagoria: Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -B Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. chariots: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. chariots: Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -C Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN): Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN): Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -D Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. ネガ (Nega): Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. ネガ (Nega): Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -E Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. Dali: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. Dali: Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -F Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. Megaromania: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. Megaromania: Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -G Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. Arc: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. Arc: Comment
I honestly wish I could get it all! The bootleg DVDs especially. I know UNDER CODE actually films a lot of its lives, so it's like getting a peek inside their secret archives. I'll definitely be getting the Tsumidan ones at least. And as for the lucky bag, well, it's always a great deal, and this one has the added bonus of the special DVDs. I wonder if I'll actually be able to get three... Must get that Dali DVD!
① As promised, details regarding the new UNDER CODE band have been released. The new band, as expected, is 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin) and is comprised of at least two(?) members of Anjyu'. The band's concept is "SECOND CULTURE," whatever that means, and its lineup is as follows: 拓 (Taku) on vocals, YUKKIE (most likely ex-Anjyu') on guitar, JILL on guitar, 善 (Yoshi) (definitely ex-Anjyu') on bass, and ライ (Rai) on drums.
② Of course, the band already has two releases and a few live events planned. Their first live event, held on 8/25, is called Outbreak of war and will be followed by a two-day event on 9/20 and 9/21 called THE FIRST HOLY COLOSSEUM -2 DAYS-. Release information is below:
③ Edit: Well, it's not the five month release campaign that I was expecting (there's still time guys!) but chariots will be featured in a coupling CD with Versailles. One that is live-distributed only. Start crying now~ Anyway, the title, tracklisting, and number of tracks are unannounced as of now, but it WILL feature new songs. The CD will be distributed at Osaka BIG CAT on 09/13 during the chariots × Versailles live event ART OF "Propaganda".
Edit: Jesus, remind me to go through the entire UCP site before making any updates. The stuff below is allll new:
④ SIVA, as expected, announced new releases finally. This time it's three new CDs, and, of course, there are a few live events to accompany them. On October 10th they'll be holding a oneman live entitled ZERO. But before the oneman...:
⑤ Dali and SIVA will be holding a two-day coupling event in September called art / smash (the second day happens to be my birthday! sweet). Both bands will "headline" I suppose, but there will be several other bands playing as well. Additionally, there will be a Dali × SIVA session band playing at the event.
平成維新 (Heisei Ishin) - Phantom 2008-09-03; 1,575 yen; Maxi single; Limited pressings 01. Unannounced new track 02. Unannounced new track 03. Unannounced new track Shelter 2008-09-03; 1,575 yen; Maxi single; Limited pressings 01. Unannounced new track 02. Unannounced new track 03. Unannounced new track
SIVA - demolish 2008-08-20; 1,365 yen; Maxi single; Limited 3,000 pressings 01. Unannounced new track 02. Unannounced new track libelalism (Hopefully it's actually liberalism) 2008-08-20; 1,365 yen; Maxi single; Limited 3,000 pressings 01. Unannounced new track 02. Unannounced new track death education -A Type- 2008-10-08; 2,940 yen; Mini album + DVD; Limited 5,000 pressings CD 01. Unannounced new track CD 02. Unannounced new track CD 03. Unannounced new track CD 04. Unannounced new track CD 05. Unannounced new track DVD 01. libelalism PV death education -B Type- 2008-10-08; 2,625 yen; Mini album; Limited 5,000 pressings 01. Unannounced new track 02. Unannounced new track 03. Unannounced new track 04. Unannounced new track 05. Unannounced new track 06. greif (Bonus Track) (Hopefully it's actually grief)
chariots × Versailles - (Unannounced Title) 2008-09-13; 0 yen; Coupling; Distribution limited 01. Unannounced new track 02. Unannounced new track
The band's official UCP profile is here, and the band's official blog can be found at the address of the old blog of Anjyu'.
(Anyone have information on the other members? I can only recognize one Anjyu' guy by face, so maybe there are more? Hopefully more info will appear soon~)
① (Both of these are kind of late updates, but that's the fun of being in school) Brand X has posted information for the final release of Anjyu'. Unsurprisingly, it's a best album (thus making Anjyu', what, the fourth UNDER CODE band to announce one recently?). As of right now, it seems that none of the tracks will be remastered or re-recorded, but there is a new track (or multiple new tracks?). It's also not really clear of the album will contain tracks only from their time as an UNDER CODE band or if it will also include songs released while they were with HOLIDAY. In any case, the album, entitled Anjyu' ベスト [Anjyu' BEST], will be released on 5/21, and will contain 12 songs for the price of 3,150 yen. (The product code is ANCD-001, for anyone who cares~)
② Along with the announcement of their best album, details for Anjyu''s (that looks weird) final live, comments from each of the members, and pictures of their new costumes have been posted at the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION OHP. Their last live will be a oneman event that will take place on 5/31. Those who attend that (and an Anjyu' event that will be held the day before) will receive some sort of memorial item. Details of their live, the members' comments, and images of their new costumes can be find at their official profile.
③ Remember the huge title that was chosen for Deshabillz' upcoming single? It's been changed. No worries, though; it's still insanely long. The new title is 傍観者/コノ罪ニツイテ・・・～実の生る木は花から知れると教えよう・・・汚れた皆さんお久し振りです,汚れた皆様はじめまして・・・～ [Boukansha / KONO Tume NI TSUITE・・・ ～Jitsu no Naru Ki wa Hana Kara Shireru to Oshieyou・・・ Yogoreta Minasan Ohisashiburi Desu, Kegareta Minasama Hajimemashite・・・～]. Exciting~
① Tons of releases were announced through Brand X today, some surprising and some not. Arc has a new look and is releasing something new, and there's a new volume of High Style Paradox, the first in over two years!. There are also a ton of new releases from chariots (I guess KISAKI wasn't lying when he said he was going to push them to the top!) and tracklistings to ClearVeil's upcoming CDs. Heeere you go: ② UNDER CODE's 5th anniversary soon~
Arc - Departure of one's lot -A Type- 2008-02-20; 2,940 yen; UCCD-162A; Mini Album CD 01. Unannounced tracklisting DVD 01. 雨涙哀色 (Ame Namida Ai Iro) PV Departure of one's lot -B Type- 2008-02-20; 2,625 yen; UCCD-162B; Mini Album 01. Unannounced tracklisting + fancifully the age (Bonus Track)
chariots - 唯 (Yui) 2008-03-12; 1,260 yen; UCCD-164; Maxi Single 01. Unpublished new song 02. Unpublished new song 我 (Ga) 2008-04-16; 1,260 yen; UCCD-167; Maxi Single 01. Unpublished new song 02. Unpublished new song 独 (Doku) 2008-05-14; 1,260 yen; UCCD-172; Maxi Single 01. Unpublished new song 02. Unpublished new song 尊 (Son) 2008-06-25; 2,940 yen; UCDV-052; PV DVD 01. Unannounced PV 02. Unannounced PV 03. Unannounced PV + α
ClearVeil - the dropping sky 2008-03-12; 1,260 yen; UCCD-165; Maxi Single 01. the dropping sky 02. 『SWEET』≠『PAIN』 信者ニ捧グ謳 (Shinja ni Sasagu Uta) 2008-04-16; 1,260 yen; UCCD-168; Maxi Single 01. 信者ニ捧グ謳 (Shinja ni Sasagu Uta) 02. 零-ゼロ- (Rei -ZERO-) lapis ~青の憂鬱~ (lapis ~Ao no Yuuutsu~) 2008-05-14; 1,260 yen; UCCD-173; Maxi Single 01. lapis ~青の憂鬱~ (lapis ~Ao no Yuuutsu~) 02. 揺れるロザリオと紅い薔薇 (Yureru ROSARIO to Akai Bara)
① It's not extremely surprising, considering UNDER CODE's live activities lately, but as of yesterday, Anjyu' is now a part of the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION family. And it appears they've already announced their first UCP releases: two consecutive singles.
② In slightly less exciting news, the ninth volume of STRAWBERRY SEEDS (the HOLIDAY × UNDER CODE PRODUCTION live event series) will be completely free. Only Dali, Pashya, Anjyu', and a non-UCP will play, but it's still very cool.
Anjyu' - 純愛迷走カテゴライズ (Junai Meisou CATEGORIZE) 2007-11-14; 1,260 yen; Limited 3,000 01. Unpublished new song 02. Unpublished new song 偏愛明快クォーター (Henai Meikai QUARTER) 2007-12-12; 1,260 yen; Limited 3,000 01. Unpublished new song 02. Unpublished new song