FUTURISM・BOYZ has finally made an official announcement regarding vocalist CO-: he has officially seceded from the band as of 2014-09-02.
The band had previously mentioned making an announcement in August about their vocalist... I wonder if they toyed with the idea of CO- resuming activities...? It does seems that they'd planned at least one last live with CO- before his secession.
But it seems that CO- has been unable to find any sense of motivation after all, and thus feels it's impossible to support the activities of a band―and I'm sure this still relates to his arrest in late 2013. So in addition to leaving the band, it seems that he has retired.
Despite this fact, the remaining two members of FUTURISM・BOYZ vow to continue.
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.
Today, more information about Arc's one day revival has been released! It seems that PERESTROIKA will hold a one day revival at the event as well, and special session bands Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji (罪団法人黒十字) and 可菜水木 (Kanamizuki) will also appear.
FUTURISM・BOYZ drummer 俊 (Shun) has announced that Arc (ex-band of all F・BOYZ members) will hold a one day revival on February 9th!!
Their revival will take place on February 9th at 心斋桥 (Shinsaibashi) VARON, as part of Arc's sponsored event 恶ガキ达のSaturday Night Fever☆!!复活特别编!! (Warugakitachi no Saturday Night Fever☆!! Fukkatsu Tokubetsuhen!!). Further details TBA.
Shun also addressed the question on everybody's mind: “Why now? How can it be Arc without Toshiya?” (bassist of Arc, now known as BB, who left FUTURISM・BOYZ, and won't appear at the event) His answer is that, even though it's not the same Arc that the fans loved, they wanted to do this revival anyway, to stand as Arc one last time during UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's closure.
New band FUTURISM・BOYZ has already decided their first release: a mini-album, in two types!
The mini-album is called New period and will be released on 2011-09-28. It will feature five songs plus a bonus track, with the bonus track differing between the two types. Both types will include an application form; the forms from both types can be mailed in to apply for a DVD containing the band's first PV. Furthermore, the privilege for buying both types from the official web shop is a making of DVD of that PV (and an early shipping date of 2011-08-25).
New period TYPE A 2011-09-28; 2,625 yen; mini-album CD; complete limited pressing ※ includes application form A for PV DVD ※ official web shop privilege for double purchase: making of PV DVD 01. 生きるとは闘いであれ (Ikiru toha Tatakai de Are) 02. SPICY 03. If ～もう少し勇気があれば君の隣にいれたかな～ (If ～Mousukoshi Yuuki ga Areba Kimi no Tonari ni Iretakana～) 04. micron 05. 【S】ound【E】ngine 06. 無数の均衡 (Musuu no Kinkou) (bonus track)
New period TYPE B 2011-09-28; 2,625 yen; mini-album CD; complete limited pressing ※ includes application form B for PV DVD ※ official web shop privilege for double purchase: making of PV DVD 01. 生きるとは闘いであれ (Ikiru toha Tatakai de Are) 02. SPICY 03. If ～もう少し勇気があれば君の隣にいれたかな～ (If ～Mousukoshi Yuuki ga Areba Kimi no Tonari ni Iretakana～) 04. micron 05. 【S】ound【E】ngine 06. Riser (bonus track)
生きるとは闘いであれ (Ikiru toha Tatakai de Are) 2011-??-??; 0 yen; mail-order-limited privilege PV DVD; limited pressings ※ mail-order privilege for sending applications from both types 01. 生きるとは闘いであれ (Ikiru toha Tatakai de Are) (PV)
Making of 生きるとは闘いであれ (Making of Ikiru toha Tatakai de Are) 2011-08-25; 0 yen; web shop privilege making of DVD; limited pressings ※ privilege for buying both types from official web shop 01. Making of 生きるとは闘いであれ (Making of Ikiru toha Tatakai de Are) 02. α
I can't help but be excited for this release! Hopefully I'll be even more excited once the members are announced, hahaha. Well, do any of you already plan to buy FUTURISM・BOYZ' mini-album?
So although it has already been released....(it was only on the undercode webshop I believe?) Well Arc's Byou Simulation is much easer for us to get hold of now! It's being released again (at the beginning of JUNE?!) on CD Japan!
I'm glad because I cant by things via a shopping service often ><
I'm also a little surprised because I messaged them a few days ago saying how I was disappointed it was so hard for us to be able to get alot of their last releases! So I'm glad I have a better chance to get my hands on this release~~
Arc has announced a special CD campaign for their last oneman tour, 以心伝心 (Ishindenshin). At each of the three stops on the tour, a special CD will be sold. Each CD will be limited to 50 copies, and will contain a new song, which has until now been “stored away,” written by a member of Arc.
Each CD will come with an enclosed serial number. Those who purchase one of the CDs and then email that serial number (along with name and address) to firstname.lastname@example.org will be eligible for a special prize. Four prizes are available and will be mailed out after May 26th. Here are the prizes:
KO-JI's necklace which he always wears with his current costume
Yuki's belt from his Departure of one's lot costume
Toshiya's turban, which he wears with his current costume
俊's (Shun's) hat from his current costume
(Live-limited CD -Tokyo version-) 2011-04-24; 1,000 yen; live-limited single CD; limited 50 pressings ※ with serial number (1~50) and present application 01. 桜 (Sakura) (first song written and composed by Yuki) 02. 漫談 (Mandan) (first children's story written by KO-JI)
(Live-limited CD -Nagoya version-) 2011-04-26; 1,000 yen; live-limited single CD; limited 50 pressings ※ with serial number (51~100) and present application 01. 奈良の帝王TO・SHI・YA (Nara no Teiou TO・SHI・YA) (first song written and composed by Toshiya) 02. 18 (first recorded song from the legendary unit)
(Live-limited CD -Osaka version-) 2011-05-16; 1,000 yen; live-limited single CD; limited 50 pressings ※ with serial number (101~150) and present application 01. 存在 (Sonzai) (first song written and composed by KO-JI) 02. 雨涙哀色カラオケ (Ame Namida Ai Iro KARAOKE) (vocals by Yuki and Shun)
I'd seriously like these CDs. Damn Arc for releasing so much live-only stuff! Does anyone know about that 18 session band? I know they had one called 8 which featured Arc and Dali members, but I don't recall 18...
UNDER CODE has just released the details of Arc's last releases: on 2011-04-13, they'll release both a 2 disc memorial best album and a memorial best DVD.
The CD is called End at time, and features “bright” songs on the first disc and “rock” songs on the second. Both discs feature songs hand-picked by the band, including several “unobtainable” songs. All tracks will either be remastered or rerecorded (I'm guessing all of the very old songs will get new recordings at least).
The DVD, on the other hand, 道のカケラ (Dou no KAKERA), will feature both PV and live clip sections. The PV section will collect all of the band's PVs, including some previously unreleased and one that's brand new. The live clip section will feature around 70 minutes of unreleased live footage, recorded at their 2010-12-18 oneman.
Each release will include a special application form that can be sent to UNDER CODE. Those who send the application in will receive a bonus CD containing Arc's last song, Good by my. Additionally, anyone who purchases the releases from the official web shop will receive both a signed cheki of your favorite member + a copy of Arc's very first (and no completely unobtainable) release from 2003, 花 (Hana).
End at time 2011-04-13; 3,675 yen; memorial best album CD; UCCD-286 [DISC:1 ~bright~] 01. コドモ心 (KODOMO Kokoro) 02. 遊街道 (Yuugaidou) 03. 落書き教科書 (Rakugaki Kyoukasho) 04. 恋2カクテルの色 (Koi 2 COCKTAIL Iro) 05. 13歳人形 (13 Sai Ningyou) 06. 勝てない! 負けない! 花は咲き☆ (Katenai! Makenai! Hana wa Saki ☆) 07. 雨涙哀色 (Ame Namida Ai Iro) 08. 咲き乱れ (Saki Midare) 09. dose 10. 左手の居場所 (Hidarite no Ibasho) 11. Drop outer 12. Joke 13. 秒シミュレーション (Byou SIMULATION) 14. ハート in theヴォイス (HEART in the VOICE)
道のカケラ (Dou no KAKERA) 2011-04-13; 3,360 yen; memorial best DVD; UCCD-060 01. 落書き教科書 (Rakugaki Kyoukasho) PV 02. 雨涙哀色 (Ame Namida Ai Iro) PV 03. Calculation女神 (Calculation Megami) PV 04. 「Lady」&「Gentleman」 PV 05. 未完成 (Mikansei) Live clip 06. ハート in theヴォイス (HEART in the VOICE) Live clip 07. 「Lady」&「Gentleman」 Live clip 08. 秒シミュレーション (Byou SIMULATION) Live clip 09. メッセージ (MESSAGE) Live clip 10. Joke Live clip 11. Drop outer Live clip 12. かくれんぼ (Kakurenbo) Live clip
Good by my 2011-??-??; last song CD ※ With submission of enclosed application 01. Good by my
花 (Hana) 2011-04-10; distributed CD re-release ※ With purchase from official web shop 01. 花 (Hana)
These items are already available for purchase at the official web shop. Just remember that, to buy from the web shop, you'll need to use a shopping service. Also note that applications for Arc's last song are only accepted within Japan, so you'll need a shopping service for that too.
Also, the OHP has updated with the band's new look and a sample of their upcoming omnibus contribution, メッセージ (MESSAGE). Check it out! Personally, I think they look terrible, ahahaha, but the song sounds good.
It got me really sad writing this post. 2003~2011... That's quite a long time for any band. Congratulations to the guys for lasting this long, and hopefully we'll see them again some time.
At any rate, this seems like a really good set of releases. I'll definitely buy both if I have the funds. What about you?
Arc has announced their final live events leading up to their last live. First up, they'll hold a 2 day sponsored event. After that, they'll hold a sponsored event marking their first and last &ldrquo;triumphant” return to Nara. And finally, their last oneman tour, which includes their last live on 2011-04-30. Details below.
Some pretty neat events huh? Too bad they'll be the band's last :( By the way, they haven't announced any last release, which is pretty surprising. Hopefully they'll announce something in time.
According to unofficial sources, Arc's important announcement today was that they are disbanding in April. This hasn't been officially announced online yet, so no other details are available at this time.
I'm very sad and very disappointed :( I sincerely hope that this is the last bad news to come out of UNDER CODE for a while.
The complete tracklist of Arc's omnibus, STAND UP SONIC, has been announced. So in the immortal words of Nicki Minaj, check it out:
STAND UP SONIC 2011-01-26; 3,150 yen; omnibus CD
01. マイナス人生オーケストラ (Minus Jin-Say Orchestra): FREAKS A GO!GO!
02. セツナ神姫。 (SETSUNA Shinki。): BoUnD
03. TЯicKY: ストレス爆弾~トリと一緒にダイエットVer.~ (STRESS Bakudan ~TORI to Issho ni DIET Ver.~)
04. バラッド (BALLAD): 堕落と切望 (Daraku to Zetsubou)
05. ドメスティック (DOMESTIC): 激情ストイック (Gekijou STOIC)
06. ヴェルテクス-Vertex-: Seed
07. Xenon: Repetation
08. Schwein: fallin' heaven
09. Ru:natic: 精神欲求不安定 (Seishin Yokkyuu Fuantei)
10. Digerir: 処刑台ヨリ,靉ヲ込メテ・・・ (Shokeidai yori, Ai wo Komete・・・)
11. 69: Silent eyes (SE version)
12. Armeria: FLASH BACK BOY
13. Valgana: 使者 (Shisha)
14. Arc: メッセージ (MESSAGE)
To be honest, I'm not sure if Arc's contributing a song called MESSAGE or just a literal message... Hopefully the former! Actually, in their blog they said that the track they're contributing is very cool, so it should be a song, hahaha. Anyway, has the tracklist decided whether or not you'll order the CD?
Today KISAKI revealed the lineup of 妃&地下線オールスターズ (Kisaki & Chikasen ALL STARS), the special band that's set to appear at UNDER CODE's new year countdown event. (By the way, I think they were originally announced as the countdown band, but it seems Nega's doing that now.)
Sort of a weird lineup, huh? Arc members are a given in any KISAKI session band, but for some reason I don't imagine Sui leading a group like that! Anyway, the members have been in the studio recording a backing track to their live song. Maybe that means they'll release it some day~ What do you think?
By the way, anyone else going through finals at school? Terrrrrible time ;(
Arc is taking over HOLIDAY OSAKA every Saturday in February! They've announced that they'll be holding weekly sponsored event series called SONIC LINK to celebrate the release of their omnibus STAND UP SONIC.
Of course, it wouldn't be a sponsored event without some cool distributed release that we'll never get our hands on—Arc will distribute a special DVD to everyone who attends, with a different DVD at each event.
The privilege for buying Arc's omnibus, STAND UP SONIC, through the official web shop is a cheki of the Arc member of your choice. Kind of lame since they did that with the last single as well, but it's better than nothing I suppose!
バラッド (BALLAD) will be contributing a recently released song, 堕落と切望 (Daraku to Zetsubou).
マイナス人生オーケストラ (Minus Jin-Say Orchestra) will be contributing a brand new song called FREAKS A GO!GO!. Furthermore, they'll have their own privilege for buying the omnibus through him: a specially designed badge plus an additional new song(? not sure about the new song part).
ヴェルテクス-Vertex- will contribute a new song called Seed, and will also have some sort of privilege for buying through them (but they haven't announced what).
TЯicKY will contribute ストレス爆弾~トリと一緒にダイエットVer. (STRESS Bakudan ~ TORI to Issho ni DIET Ver.), new version of an old song. As for a privilege, those who buy the omnibus from him at his 2011-01-19 live will receive a 埼玉会館 (Saitamakaikan) privilege DVD.
Xenon, I think, will also be contributing a new song, but the title hasn't been announced yet. And they're offering their own privilege as well: the first 20 people to preorder through them will receive a “ONLY YOU COMMENT DVD,” made specifically for you; they might even mention your name!
Valgana will contribute 使者 (Shisha), which seems to be a previously unreleased song. The privilege they're offering for buying through them is “something amusing.” So, uh, take from that what you will.
I was surprised to find out that so many songs would be new! I wonder if Arc's will be--I hope so! And so many privileges too. Minus' seems the best at this point, don't you think?
Live photographs of several UNDER CODE bands are available for purchase through broma.jp and 7-Eleven. The photos seem to have been taken at the three day 漆黒のシンフォニー (Shikkoku no SYMPHONY) event at 埼玉会館ホール (Saitamakaikan HALL) in August.
For those of you familiar with the concept of digiphoto, you'll understand; basically, you select the photos you want online, and then you go to an actual 7-Eleven (in Japan only) and print them off at a special kiosk. This means that we overseas fans can't buy these the regular way, and I'm actually not even sure that many shopping services would be willing to help, since they would have to physically go somewhere.
But for those of you with especially nice shopping services or friends in Japan, here are links to the order pages:
This one's certainly out of the blue: Arc will be producing an omnibus CD to be released through UNDER CODE. The album is apparently supposed to “invigorate” the next generation bands or something. Cool! No word on whether any songs will be new, but here are the artists featured:
No clue what exactly prompted them to do this, but it's awesome! Finally, an UNDER CODE omnibus that might have tracks we haven't heard (even if they are from non-UCP bands). Will any of you try to buy this? (I might!)
Details of Arc's new single have been released. First of all, the single will only be sold at live shows and through the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP. Secondly, the release date has changed from 10/10 to 10/01. And finally, the tracklisting has been revealed.
The privilege for ordering from the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP has also been announced: a signed cheki of the member of your choice.
秒シミュレーション (Byou SIMULATION) 2010-10-01; 1,575 yen; live & web shop limited maxi-single; complete limited pressing Web shop privilege: signed cheki 01. 秒シミュレーション (Byou SIMULATION) 02. ハートin the ヴォイス (HEART in the VOICE) + α (extra; possibly vocalless versions)
妃&関西貴族 (Kisaki & Kansai Kizoku), KISAKI's long-running session band, has announced their first live in years! The session band will be performing at a KERA fashion event. And this time it's comprised of Arc and ClearVeil members!
The lineup is... V: KO-JI (Arc), G: Yuki (Arc), G: りゅうと (Ryuuto, ex-ClearVeil), B: KISAKI, and D: 成華 (Naruka, ex-ClearVeil).
Very cool news for fans of the session band. If you've never listened to them before, you should give them a try. They're great!
Arc has a brand new look that you can find here and will also be releasing a brand new maxi-single! 秒シミュレーション (byou SIMULATION) will be released on October 10th including 2 unpublished songs with a bonus of some sort. More information should be available soon!
Otherwise, to commemorate the releases, 2 sponsor events are planned for this October! shaking box [VOL:4] will take place at the Shinjuku RUIDO K4 on October 3rd and shaking box [VOL:5] will be at the Shinsaibashi FANJ twice on the 10th of the same month. Tickets cost 3,000yen in advance and 3,500yen at the door for both event.
And one last big news for the band! On December 18th they will hold a oneman live at the Shinsaibashi FANJ twice entitled キャリーオーバー (Carry-over).
① The members of ClearVeil posted comments regarding their disbanding. Unfortunately, I can't translate them, but maybe someone else here can. The members' comments are posted here.
② The covers of ClearVeil's Anthology have been revealed: A type, B type.
③ The UNDER CODE PRODUCTION official web shop privilege for buying Anthology has been decided. Those who purchase both from the web shop will get a DVD with a message from the member of their choice plus two~three live clips. Additionally, the album will be sent to those purchasers a week early, on 2010-06-10.
④ Details of ClearVeil's last sponsored event, F・R・e・A・k Party #2 have been decided. ClearVeil will play, along with unique session bands formed by each member.
UNDER CODE is sponsoring a really cool event. It's called 地下線ボーカリストシャッフル祭!? (Chikasen VOCALIST SHUFFLE Matsuri!?) and, well, that pretty much says it all. Several UCP bands will play, but with different vocalists: 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) with 翠 (Sui); Megaromania with 儿 (Jin); Nega with 苓 (Ren); Arc with 拓 (Taku); and Dali with KO-JI. The event is to take place on 2010-07-14 at OSAKA MUSE.
① 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) will hold a special event at TOWER RECORDS to commemorate the release of their first single. Those who reserve the single in store (phone orders and online orders aren't accepted) will receive a ticket to the event, which includes a mini-live and a handshake session. The event will take place on 2010-06-17 at TOWER RECORDS 渋谷 (Shibuya) STAGE ONE.
② 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) will also be participating in an event sponsored by INDIVISUAL (the people who streamed Phantasmagoria's last live). The event, INDIVISUAL DAY, will take place on 2010-06-15 at SHIBUYA-AX. (Among others, VIDOLL will be there as well!)
③ The OFFICIAL WEB SHOP has updated with 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) single As If Forever Exists.. The privilege for purchasing any type is a signed cheki from the member of your choice, to be sent out on 2010-06-15.
④ E'm ~grief~ is planning a new release! They haven't announced what kind or when it will be released, but details should be announced soon.
⑤ Synside's vocalist Rayka has contributed some chorus vocals to Nega'sNEGATIVISM album. Pretty cool!
⑥ UNDER CODE still hasn't officially revealed the tracklists for Arc's latest single, but it's actually out now so... Details below, for completion's sake.
⑦ Similarly, UNDER CODE just got around to releasing the covers for the latest シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) single, even though you could see them at Brand X for a while now. Anyway, check out the A type and the B type, both of which feature an alien!
⑧ KISAKI's blog now has an updated header to reflect his new look. Seriously Mr. Designer, it sucks balls. Please do better next time.
⑨ 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) is holding a live twitter event on 2010-04-22 at 12:30 JST. This event is similar to the one Phantasmagoria held; the members will be tweeting while doing a photoshoot for Cure. The event is scheduled to last three hours. Please see this post for information and use this site to convert the time to your timezone.
Arc - コントラスト A TYPE (CONTRAST A TYPE) 2010-04-14; 2,100 yen; maxi-single CD + live DVD; UCCD-262A; limited 3,000 CD 01. SE CD 02. コントラスト (CONTRAST) CD 03. 未完成 (Mikansei) DVD 01. 「Lady」&「Gentleman」 (Live clip) DVD 02. Drop outer (Live clip) コントラスト B TYPE (CONTRAST B TYPE) 2010-04-14; 1,890 yen; maxi-single CD; UCCD-262B; limited 3,000 01. SE 02. コントラスト (CONTRAST) 03. 未完成 (Mikansei) 04. Joke (Bonus track)
① 凛 (Rin) recently finished their costuming, and finally had their official photography session today. I wouldn't be surprised if more sessions were planned, but hopefully they'll reveal these first official photos soon. KISAKI was kind enough to provide two tiny sneak peaks: here and here. They look pretty promising to me! What do you think?
② Megaromania has already announced their comeback! They will celebrate their 2nd anniversary with a sponsored event, 美醜の館 -Metempsychosis- (Bijuu no Kan -Metempsychosis-), on 2010-05-15 at 目黒鹿鳴館 (Meguro Rock Maykan) and on 2010-05-22 at OSAKA MUSE. Of course, an unannounced present will be distributed to those who attend. According to KISAKI, the lives will also kickoff a nationwide tour. No official drummer yet; a support drummer will be playing at the lives. (Side note: KISAKI says 憐蛇-Leda- “graduated” rather than left the band. I wonder if he's sticking around at UNDER CODE~)
③ I think I forgot to mention this before: Megaromania's 2010-03-31 activity pause live was filmed. The attendees got to write their names and addresses down. Those attendees will have their name appear in the credits for a DVD of the live that will be shipped to their home at a later date.
④ The covers of the new Arc single, コントラスト (CONTRAST), have been revealed. Here's the A type and the B type. Neither one of them looks that good, though ;x
④ If you recall, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) just held a twoman with ν. As part of the UNDER CODE 7th anniversary celebration, photosets featuring the two bands are on sale at the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP.
⑤ 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) is holding a twoman with 愛狂います。 (aicle。) on 2010-05-14 at ESAKA MUSE called 大阪brilliant city (Osaka brilliant city). According to official information, a “secret plan” will be enacted on that day, whatever that's supposed to mean!
⑥ 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) is also holding a coupling tour with 花少年バディーズ (Hana Shounen BADDIES) and guests ALiBi and DOGinThePWO. The tour is called ストレンジラボラトリィ (STRANGE LABORATORY) and takes place on 2010-06-18 at HOOK SENDAI, 2010-06-19 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) Live Space MARZ, 2010-06-25 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) HEART LAND, and 2010-06-26 at OSAKA MUSE. Another “secret plan” will be enacted during the lives, but I still have no idea what that's supposed to mean.
⑦ Nega recently began filming their NEO DESTRUCTION PV. So far, it's just forest and some old tunnels, but it should be cool anyway. KISAKI and the members posted a few preview pictures: 1, 2, 3, 4.
More stuff to post, but I'm ti-r-ed. Maybe there will be a mass post part three~
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 music japan+, the web-based visual kei magazine, has formed a partnership with SHOXX. One of their first acts has been to post a full English translation of Phantasmagoria's interview in SHOXX Vol.206. The band talks about their new releases, their brief flirtation with major status, how they almost made a full revival, and more. It's surprisingly interesting! Phantasmagoria's interview from SHOXX Vol.206.
② KISAKI revealed in his blog that Arc is currently shooting a PV. I'm not sure what the PV's for, since their upcoming single only comes with a live DVD, but I guess we'll find out soon! KISAKI posted a cell phone picture from the shoot here. Looks like it will be a green screen/special effects fest, haha!
① Arc has a new picture up at the OHP. It's the same photoshoot, just a different picture... I guess they realized that the background in the first one had some wonky glare? Anyway, you check out the “new” picture here. (I have the old one saved if anyone's curious.)
② 平成維新's (HEISEI ISHIN's) new look has also been put up at the OHP. It's just a better-quality version of the Brand X one. Anyway, check it out here. (Check out the profile pictures too, they're cool!)
① Sort of old news, but Phantasmagoria has announced a oneman for 2010-04-05 at 大阪 (Osaka) BIG CAT. The live is called Diamond Dust in Truth ~新たな約束~ (Diamond Dust in Truth ~Aratana Yakusoku~). Here's the catch though: it's a “60 Minute Limited Premium Live.” Tickets are being sold at the special price of 1,500 yen, and they're being sold exclusively through UNDER CODE's mobile site from 2010-01-20 through 2010-01-31 (after which they go on general sale).
② VIDOLL's シュン (SHUN) is having a birthday event at 目黒鹿鳴館 (Meguro Rock Maykan) on 2010-02-15, and some UNDER CODE artists will be there (along with people from other bands): KISAKI, JUN and IORI, ex-VIDOLL members ヒデ (HIDE) and ユキネ (YUKINE), and all the guys from Arc. And more people will be announced in the future, so I'll update if any other UNDER CODE guys are showing up.
③ After their tour final, The Prophecy of the XXX, Nega will be sponsoring an event to celebrate their 5th anniversary (wow!). The Counting Song of the XXX will take place on 2010-04-30 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) O-WEST. spiv states, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN), ケミカルピクチャーズ (CHEMICAL PICTURES), 己龍 (Kiryu), ベルベット (Velbet), DragonWAPPPPPPER, Zip.er, and amber gris will be appearing. Those who attend will receive a present.
④ 総長 (Souchou a.k.a. KO-JI of Arc) and りゅうと (Ryuuto) of ClearVeil are sponsoring an event. 地下☆ドル ~愛込めさせて頂きます~ (Chika ☆ DOLL ~Ai Komesasete Itadakimasu~) will be held on 2010-04-16 at 秋葉原 (Akihabara) CLUB GOODMAN. Arc, ClearVeil, and special session band 秋奈名原 -アキナバラ- (Akinabara -AKINABARA-) will perform.
⑤ I previously mentioned Megaromania's last lives with the current lineup. Well, the names of the lives have been revealed: Oblivious of farewell. The final show will be recorded, and those who attend will get their names put in the credits of the eventual DVD release. The DVD will be mailed later to those who attended the show.
⑥ Arc is sponsoring two birthday events. color踊る脚 -KO-JI BIRTHDAY EVENT- (color Odoru Ashi -KO-JI BIRTHDAY EVENT-) will take place on 2010-04-29 at OSAKA MUSE and will feature Arc, 【PaRADEiS】, HEAR, and ClearVeil (as a guest). Then, color踊る指先 -俊 BIRTHDAY EVENT- (color Odoru Yubisaki -Shun BIRTHDAY EVENT-) will take place on 2010-05-21 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) RUIDO-K3, and will feature Arc, MoNoLith, DANGER☆GANG, and Dali (guest). A special “secret” DVD will be distributed at both events.
⑦ To celebrate their upcoming single, Dali is sponsoring four events under the name パルスプラス4アカデミーズ (PULSE PLUS 4 ACADEMIES). The first two will be at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) RUIDO-K3 on 2010-04-10 and 2010-04-11. The final two will be held at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice on 2010-04-24 and 2010-04-25. A different present will be distributed at both pairs of lives.
⑧ Finally, シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) will sponsor an event to celebrate their upcoming CD. メトロポリスは今どこに?! (METROPOLIS wa Imadokoni?!) will take place on 2010-05-01 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) LIVE HALL aube shibuya.
① Arc and ClearVeil finally have updated pictures at the UNDER CODE OHP. See Arc's here and ClearVeil's here.
② Arc is turning 6 years old, and, to celebrate, is releasing a new maxi-single! コントラスト (CONTRAST) will be released on 2010-04-14 in two types. The A type will contain a DVD with live clips of 「Lady」&「Gentleman」 and Drop outer. The B type will include a bonus track.
③ Dali has a new look, which can be seen here. Looks like ZORO's vocalist wandered into a photoshoot where 12012 tries on カレン's (KALEN's) old baggy suits. But hey, they may look like 12012, but we can all hope they won't sound like them!
④ After over a year with no real releases, Dali is finally releasing a new CD! Maxi-single トリコロールクロール (TRICOLOR CRAWL) will be released in two types on 2010-04-07. The A type will contain a PV, while the B type will include a bonus track. Yay!
Arc - コントラスト (CONTRAST) -A Type- 2010-04-14; 2,100 yen; Maxi-single CD+DVD; UCCD-262A; Limited pressings CD 01~03. Unannounced new songs DVD 01. 「Lady」&「Gentleman」 LIVE CLIP DVD 02. Drop outer LIVE CLIP コントラスト (CONTRAST) -B Type- 2010-04-14; 1,890 yen; Maxi-single CD; UCCD-262B; Limited pressings 01~03. Unannounced new songs 04. Joke (Bonus track)
Dali - トリコロールクロール (TRICOLOR CRAWL) -A Type- 2010-04-14; 2,100 yen; Maxi-single CD+DVD; UCCD-261A; Limited pressings CD 01~03. Unannounced new songs DVD 01. ヨルノハテ (YORU NO HATE) PV コトリコロールクロール (TRICOLOR CRAWL) -B Type- 2010-04-14; 1,890 yen; Maxi-single CD; UCCD-261B; Limited pressings 01~03. Unannounced new songs 04. タイハイヤクニタタズ (TAIHAI YAKU NI TATAZU)
① I previously posted this here, but locked the entry since I wasn't 100% sure. But now I am! シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) is joining UNDER CODE PRODUCTION and already has a release planned. The band's section at the UCP OHP is here, and there's already a sample up!
② Phantasmagoria will be participating at a pair of lives on 2010-02-05 and 2010-03-19. It's important to note that they are not announcing a comeback at this time; they are simply playing as guests. However... They have been removed from the “disbanded” page at the OHP, so maybe we can expect something more substantial soon~
③ Phantasmagoria has opened a special section at the OHP. See Phantasmagoria's page here for the first official shot from their recent photography session.
④ And for some live news~
Arc and 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) are having a twoman, UCP突撃編2マン Arc維新隊 (UCP Totsugekihen 2 MAN Arcishintai), on 2010-02-11 at Shinsaibashi FANJ-twice.
水風船 (Mizufuusen) and (有)ネガエンタープライセス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) (the Arc and Nega session bands) are sponsoring a VS event, ヴィジュアル界の阪神巨人戦!! (VISUAL Kai no Hanshin Kyojinsen), on 2010-05-04 at ESAKA MUSE.
And finally, UCP's 7th anniversary will be celebrated with the event 地下線7周年記念祭 (Chikasen 7 Shuunen Kinensai) on 2010-03-13 and 2010-03-14 at OSAKA MUSE and ESAKA MUSE.
I wasn't sure if I'm allowed to post any news since I'm not the admin but... thought to go for it anyway. So, just a while ago Kisaki posted an entry concerning Arc's new outfits in his blog. Basicly saying that they have been photoshooting them. The new outfits look like this:
The October edition features a preview of 平成維新's (HEISEI ISHIN) 破片 (Kakera) PV, a comment and live clip from ClearVeil, a comment and live clip from ネガ (NEGA), and a comment and live clip from chariots.
What do you guys think?
Edit 2010-03-16: As is, unfortunately, the usual case with UNDER CODE, this project was unofficially abandoned. The October edition (volume one) was initially hosted on UCP's website. On November 16th, UNDER CODE created an official YouTube channel, moved the first volume there, and released the second volume. The second volume featured:
chariots' ablaze my sorrow PV clip
comment and APOCALYPSE PV clip from Megaromania
comment and Drop Outer live clip from Arc
comment and 破片 (Kakera) PV clip from 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN)
No additional volumes were ever uploaded, and the project was quietly removed from the UCP website main page.
① More bands have been added to the 首都制圧 2009~2010 (Shuto Seiatsu 2009~2010) lineup: Hi:BRiD, 花少年バディーズ (Hana Shounen BADDIES), Jewel, and ケミカルピクチャーズ (CHEMICAL PICTURES)! See the previous post about the event for the full lineup.
Good luck Jimi
② Also, the covers of Arc's upcoming singles have been revealed at the OHP.
① A large version of chariots' 光 (Hikari) cover has been revealed. See it here.
② Tracklistings for chariots' first two concept singles and for Megaromania's first album have been released.
③ 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will be embarking on a three-city coupling tour with 宇宙戦隊NOIZ (Uchuu Sentai NOIZ) and spiv states. The tour is called “NEW WAVE #1”, and is being sponsored by Like an Edison. The lives will take place on 2010-01-20, 2010-01-21, and 2010-01-25 at 名古屋ell.FITS ALL (Nagoya ell.FITS ALL), ESAKA MUSE, and 渋谷O-WEST (Shibuya O-WEST), respectively.
⑤ These are all old, but I hadn't posted about them yet, so:
Arc is distributing a DVD at one live.
chariots is distributing a present at their 2009-12-15, 2009-12-23, and 2009-12-24 lives, and a DVD at another.
ClearVeil is distributing a DVD at one live.
E'm ~grief~ is distributing a present at their 2009-11-23 and 2009-12-18 lives.
平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will be distributing two special CDs at upcoming lives.
Megaromania is distributing a DVD at one live and a CD at another.
ネガ (NEGA) is distributing a DVD at two lives.
Arc - (Unknown title) 2009-11-07, 2009-11-21; 0 yen; Live distribution DVD (Contents unannounced)
chariots - 光 (Hikari) 2009-10-07; 1,575 yen; Concept maxi-single CD; Limited 5,000; UCCD-243 01. cigar 02. DAZZLE 03. 残影 (Zanei) 灰 (Hai) 2009-11-04; 1,575 yen; Concept maxi-single CD; Limited 5,000; UCCD-245 01. Fall ash 02. キャンバスに描かれるは灰色で塗り潰された理想の君 (CANVAS ni Egakareru wa Haiiro de Neritsubusareta Risou no Kimi) 03. reversal (Unknown title) 2009-12-16; 0 yen; Live distribution DVD (Contents unannounced)
ClearVeil - (Unknown title) 2009-10-10; 0 yen; Live distribution DVD (Contents unannounced)
平成維新 - (Unknown title) 2009-11-28; 0 yen; Live distribution CD (Contents unannounced) (Unknown title) 2009-12-25; 0 yen; Live distribution CD (Contents unannounced)
Megaromania - (Unknown title) 2009-11-08; 0 yen; Live distribution DVD (Contents unannounced) Prophetic Faction -the Universe- -A Type- 2009-11-11; 3,990 yen; First full album CD+DVD; Limited 1,111; UCCD-246A CD 01. Prologue&Epilogue CD 02. APOCALYPSE CD 03. Distrust Labyrinth CD 04. God of Megaromania -純血ノ刻印- (God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-) CD 05. Bloodshed CD 06. 美醜の果実 (Bishuu no Kanjitsu) CD 07. Angelical Jewelry CD 08. Remembrance Fantasia CD 09. Transparent Shine CD 10. Amethyst CD 11. -the Universe- DVD 01. APOCALYPSE PV Prophetic Faction -the Universe- -B Type- 2009-11-11; 3,150 yen; First full album CD; Limited 1,111; UCCD-246B 01. Prologue&Epilogue 02. APOCALYPSE 03. Distrust Labyrinth 04. God of Megaromania -純血ノ刻印- (God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-) 05. Bloodshed 06. 美醜の果実 (Bishuu no Kanjitsu) 07. Angelical Jewelry 08. Remembrance Fantasia 09. Transparent Shine 10. Amethyst 11. -the Universe- 12. Hallucination (Bonus track) (Unknown title) 2009-11-13; 0 yen; Live distribution CD (Contents unannounced)
ネガ (NEGA) - (Unknown title) 2009-11-29, 2009-12-06; 0 yen; Live distribution DVD (Contents unannounced)
Details of 首都制圧 2009~2010 (Shuto Seiatsu 2009~2010), UNDER CODE's New Year countdown event, have been released. As previously stated, it will take place on 2009-12-31 through 2010-01-01 at 東京キネマ倶楽部 (Tokyo KINEMA Club). Special goods will be available at the live. The lineup is as follows:
① Arc's new costumes were revealed yesterday through VISUNAVI. Check out the costumes here. The costumes look nice, and the photoshoot seems really good! (So weird to think that it's the same band who burst into UNDER CODE looking like a rainbow..)
③ UNDER GROUND MUSIC, UNDER CODE's official download site, has added a few more releases: ネガ's (NEGA) GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE, the HISKAREA × シュガーフォークフル [SUGAR FORKFUL] coupling 邪・ホスピタル (Yokoshima ・ HOSPITAL), 秘密結社コドモA's (Himitsu Kessha CODOMO A) ウノウ式 (UNOU Shiki), and Lamina's L ~混沌の五芒者~ (L ~Konton no Gobousha~).
① Arc was about due for a new release, so this shouldn't be a surprise~ On 2009-10-28, Arc will release a new maxi-single entitled -「Lady」&「Gentleman」- in two types. The OFFICIAL WEB SHOP privilege will be a DVD containing footage from Arc's 5th anniversary live, 1823日目の出逢 (1823 Hi Me no Deai), which was held on 2009-04-26 at OSAKA MUSE.
② To celebrate the new release, Arc will hold two oneman lives in October and November. Drawn game will take place 2009-10-12 at 目黒鹿鳴館 (Meguro Rockmaykan) and Drawn night will take place on 2009-11-21 at 目黒LIVE STATION (Meguro LIVE STATION). A special present DVD will be distributed to those who attend either live.
③ This one is a surprise: 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will release two mini-albums, both in two types, in November and December. First, on 2009-11-18, パブリックセンチメント (PUBLIC SENTIMENT), and then, on 2009-12-16, 美しき鼓動 (Utsukushiki Kodou). The OFFICIAL WEB SHOP privilege for buying both types of either mini-album is a special message DVD from a chosen member of the band.
④ 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will sponsor an event on 2009-11-14 at OSAKA MUSE entitled New generation knocker. A special present (probably a postcard or something?) will be distributed to those who attend. Then, to celebrate the release of their mini-albums, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will hold two oneman lives in November and December, both entitled Let's going restorator!. The first will take place on 2009-11-28 at 新宿RUIDO-K4 (Shinjuku RUIDO-K4) and the second will take place on 2009-12-25 at OSAKA MUSE.
Arc - -「Lady」&「Gentleman」- -A Type- 2009-10-28; 1,575 yen; Maxi-single CD 01. 「&」 02. 「Lady」&「Gentleman」 03. 「Drop outer」 -「Lady」&「Gentleman」- -B Type- 2009-10-28; 1,575 yen; Maxi-single CD 01. 「&」 02. 「Lady」&「Gentleman」 03. 「左手の居場所」 (「Hidarite no Ibasho」) -「Lady」&「Gentleman」- -OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege DVD- 2009-10-28; 0 yen; Privilege live DVD 01. Footage from 1823日目の出逢い (1823 Hi Me no Deai) at OSAKA MUSE
平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) - パブリックセンチメント (PUBLIC SENTIMENT) -A Type- 2009-11-18; 3,150 yen; Mini-album CD + PV DVD; Limited 3,000 pressings CD 01. (Unannounced new song) CD 02. (Unannounced new song) CD 03. (Unannounced new song) CD 04. (Unannounced new song) CD 05. (Unannounced new song) DVD 01. 破片 (Kakera) PV パブリックセンチメント (PUBLIC SENTIMENT) -B Type- 2009-11-18; 2,625 yen; Mini-album CD; Limited 3,000 pressings 01. (Unannounced new song) 02. (Unannounced new song) 03. (Unannounced new song) 04. (Unannounced new song) 05. (Unannounced new song) 06. 声 (Koe) (Bonus track) パブリックセンチメント (PUBLIC SENTIMENT) -OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege DVD- 2009-11-18; 0 yen; Privilege message DVD 01. Message DVD featuring chosen member 美しき鼓動 (Utsukushiki Kodou) -A Type- 2009-12-16; 3,150 yen; Mini-album CD + PV DVD; Limited 3,000 pressings CD 01. (Unannounced new song) CD 02. (Unannounced new song) CD 03. (Unannounced new song) CD 04. (Unannounced new song) CD 05. (Unannounced new song) DVD 01. 縷々-るる- (Ruru -Ruru-) PV 美しき鼓動 (Utsukushiki Kodou) -B Type- 2009-12-16; 2,625 yen; Mini-album CD; Limited 3,000 pressings 01. (Unannounced new song) 02. (Unannounced new song) 03. (Unannounced new song) 04. (Unannounced new song) 05. (Unannounced new song) 06. Microburst (Bonus track) 美しき鼓動 (Utsukushiki Kodou) -OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege DVD- 2009-11-18; 0 yen; Privilege message DVD 01. Message DVD featuring chosen member
Isn't it about time for E'm ~grief~ to announce something new? They take way to long to make new releases!
(P.S., I completely screwed up the description of the 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) OFFICIAL WEB SHOP DVDs. Credit to Shattered-Tranquility for getting it right and making me realize my mistake.)
I've been pretty lazy, so most of this “news” is somewhat old.
① KISAKI: KISAKI's blog header has been updated. Also, KISAKI will appear as a special guest at Seven's upcoming event, ヴィジュアル大フィーバー (VISUAL Dai FEVER), at C.C.Lemon HALL on 2009-10-03.
② SIVA: SIVA is officially over, as of 2009-07-25! The DVD of their last live (a privilege of buying their best album through the UNDER CODE NET SHOP) has been completed.
③ 平成維新: Unless I'm misinterpreting, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) has been doing photography for the cover of the next issue of Cure! It seems that the band has new costumes as well (here's a preview).
④ Megaromania: It was mentioned that those who attended Megaromania's events on 2009-07-20, 2009-07-21, and 2009-07-22 would receive special presents. The presents were memorial postcards, which can be seen here.
⑤ Megaromania: To celebrate their first full album, Megaromania will be sponsoring two events in November. Mythlogical of Hallucination -First Day- will be held on 2009-11-08 at 心斎橋SOMA (Shinsaibashi SOMA), and those who attend will receive a special DVD. Mythlogical of Delusion -Second Day- will be held on 2009-11-13 at 池袋CYBER (Ikebukuro CYBER), and those who attend will receive a special CD.
⑥ Arc, Megaromania: Arc and Megaromania will sponsor a series of coupling events, Sympathize with One's Voice, on 2009-10-12, 2009-10-23, and 2009-10-24.
⑦ UNDER CODE: A new volume of the old UNDER CODE PRODUCTION live event series act unlawfully has been announced. act unlawfully Vol:20 will be held on 2009-09-29 at 高田馬場CLUB PHASE (Takadanobaba CLUB PHASE), and will feature chariots, ClearVeil, and others.
⑧ 平成維新: 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will take part in a coupling tour with n'DooL and お遊戯ゎが魔々団×【PaRADEiS】 (Oyuugi Wagamamadan ×【PaRADEiS】). The Revolutionary Supper ~革命の晩餐会~ (The Revolutionary Supper ~Kakumei no Bansankai~) will take place on 2009-10-03 at OSAKA MUSE, 2009-10-16 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA, and 2009-10-17 at 渋谷RUIDO K2 (Shibuya RUIDO K2).
⑨ chariots, ネガ: chariots and ネガ (NEGA) will take part in a two-day twoman live. UNDER showcase will take place on 2009-10-18 at 渋谷RUIDO K2 (Shibuya RUIDO K2) and on 2009-11-03 at OSAKA MUSE.
⑩ UNDER CODE: UNDER CODE's official store has changed addresses and been updated. The store is know being called UNDER CODE PRODUCTION OFFICIAL WEB SHOP (not a huge change) and can now be found at the address http://under-code.shop-pro.jp/. The new shop looks much cleaner and has more detailed information about each release. It also includes goods sections for many of the artists, so you can now buy photosets of most of the bands.
① [From KISAKI's blog] A true final for UNDER CODE's 日本制圧2009 (Nihon Seiatsu 2009) tour has been announced. 日本制圧2009 -FINAL- (Nihon Seiatsu 2009 -FINAL-) will take place on 2009-04-22 at 大阪BIG CAT (Osaka BIG CAT), and will feature chariots, ネガ (Nega), Arc, Dali, Megaromania, ClearVeil, SIVA, 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin), cocklobin, and a large session band. A DVD of three types will be distributed at the live. Each type will have the same label but different content, so that no one will know which type they have until they watch it.
(KISAKI has already stated that the DVD's won't be for sale anywhere. Pretty mean to us foreign fans, huh?)
V.A. - 日本制圧2009 -公認海賊版- (Nihon Seiatsu 2009 -Kounin Kaizokuban-) -A Type- 2009-04-22; 0 yen; Present Live DVD 01. chariots: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-01 02. chariots: Offshot 03. ネガ (Nega): Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-01 04. ネガ (Nega): Offshot
日本制圧2009 -公認海賊版- (Nihon Seiatsu 2009 -Kounin Kaizokuban-) -B Type- 2009-04-22; 0 yen; Present Live DVD 01. Dali: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-13 02. Dali: Offshot 03. Megaromania: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-13 04. Megaromania: Offshot
日本制圧2009 -公認海賊版- (Nihon Seiatsu 2009 -Kounin Kaizokuban-) -C Type- 2009-04-22; 0 yen; Present Live DVD 01. Arc: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-13 02. Arc: Offshot 03. ClearVeil: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-13 04. ClearVeil: Offshot 05. SIVA: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-13 06. SIVA: Offshot
① It's been revealed that the 日本制圧2009 (Nihon Seiatsu 2009) tour final is actually several lives which are collectively called 渋谷制圧 5DAYS (Shibuya Seiatsu 5DAYS). Here's the complete schedule: 04-04: Megaromania & 己龍 (Kiryuu) twoman 「テンチキョウソウ (TENCHIKYOUSOU)」 at 渋谷eggman 04-05: Arc sponsored event 「Anniversary Celebration」 at 渋谷RUIDO K2 04-10: Dali & ネガ (Nega) & カル・ヴァリ (Kal・Vary) threeman 「「斑」～MADARA～」 at 渋谷BOXX 04-12: SIVA oneman 「Rudra:Parvathi」 at 渋谷CLUB CRAWL 04-18: chariots oneman 「Royal 【suite】Flush」 at 渋谷CHELSEA HOTEL
② The privilege for purchasing chariots' upcoming live DVD, 銃声,そこからはじまる。 (Juusei, Sokokara Hajimaru。), through the UCP NET SHOP is an additional DVD. The special privilege DVD will feature footage from chariots' Christmas live, where the band played three songs in Santa outfits.
③ On 04-06 and 04-07, chariots and Dali will hold a two day twoman live. The live is being called DC31102235, and will also feature 罪団法人黒十字2009 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2009), which is a revival of the old session band that featured members from HISKAREA and シュガーフォークフル (Sugar Forkful).
④ Dali will sponsor a new event, the reddish jewel, on 05-02 at ESAKA MUSE.
⑤ Arc will release a new single that can be purchased only at lives and through the UCP NET SHOP. The single is to come in a special set featuring the CD and an "Arc original sparkling whistle" that is to be used at future lives. So yeah, act fast if you want your sparkling whistle.
chariots - 声,そこからはじまる。 (Juusei, Sokokara Hajimaru。) -X'mas SPECIAL LIVE DVD- 2009-02-18; 0 yen; Present Live DVD; Limited 100 pressings 01. エミリィー (EMILY) LIVE CLIP 02. キラ (KIRA) LIVE CLIP 03. RAZZIE or Oscar LIVE CLIP
① [From UCP OHP] 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin) will be releasing a new single in two types in April. They're also holding a oneman, 平成people's liberation army (Heisei people's liberation army), at FANJ-twice on 2009-04-17, and a free special DVD will be distributed there. Also, their page at the OHP has been updated: a preview of the song 破片 (Kakera) has been uploaded, and their picture has been renewed (same costumes, different photoshoot).
② [From UCP OHP] The tracklisting for Arc's first full album has been released (and most of the songs are old :/). They will be sponsoring a new event and a oneman in April. The first, Anniversary Celebration, will be held at 渋谷RUIDO K2 (Shibuya RUIDO K2) on 2009-04-05. The second, a oneman entitled 日目の出逢い (1823 Hi Me no Deai), will be held at OSAKA MUSE on 2009-04-26, and a free present will be distributed there.
① New pictures for Arc, ClearVeil, E'm ~grief~, and SIVA at the UNDER CODE OHP. Also, there's now a special page for 水風船 (Mizufuusen).
② Details for UNDER CODE's 日本制圧2009 (Nihon Seiatsu 2009) have been announced. It will feature 11 shows from 2009-03-01 to 2009-03-15, with a tour final sometime after. Details regarding the tour final are being kept secret for now; they will be revealed on 2009-01-21.
③ A new UNDER CODE omnibus has been announced. The "UNDER CODE PRODUCTION SUPER COMPILATION ALBUM" is called The End of Missing and will feature 11 old, remastered songs, plus one new song from G.O.L. (G.O.L is a special project featuring GORI of bands@id and KISAKI.)
④ Arc will release their first full album, 【F】face, on 2009-03-25. It will apparently only come in one type (which is good!).
⑤ Dali will release a new mini album, mind stripper, on 2009-03-25. Like Arc's release, it will only come in one type (thank God). Details haven't been given, but, based on the release's price, it will probably feature five tracks and no PV.
⑥ Megaromania will release a new single, APOCALYPSE, on 2009-04-01. There will be two types of the release. Both types will feature the title track plus a differing second track.
Arc - 【F】face 2009-03-25; 3,150 yen; Full Album; UCCD-221; Limited 3,000 pressings 01~10. (Unannounced new songs)
Dali - mind stripper 2009-03-25; 2,415 yen; Mini Album; UCCD-222 01~05. (Unannounced new songs)
① [From Arc's blog] Arc has completed photography of their new outfits. The photoshoot seems to be a nice one (cool backdrop!), and the members themselves have some pretty nice gold-on-red costumes. You can see a small version here.
② [From Dali's blog] Recording has begun on a upcoming single by session band 水風船 (Mizufuusen). The single (mentioned in a previous post) was composed and produced by KISAKI. It just so happens that he's doing the bass for the recording as well. The lineup of musicians featured in the recording differs from the ones who actually play as the session band live: KO-JI and 俊 (Shun) of Arc were, of course, involved in the recording, but 旬奈 (Shunna) of Dali was involved as well (and, of course, KISAKI).
③ [From 尖's (Saki's) blog] ClearVeil have recorded a new PV! Like most of UNDER CODE's PV recordings lately, it's not clear which song was featured, and it hasn't yet been announced what kind of release the PV will be featured on.
④ [From KISAKI's blog] KISAKI has said that a big update will be made at the UNDER CODE OHP on the 21st of this month. So if Christmas isn't exciting enough for you, at least there's that to look forward to!
① [From the UNDER CODE OHP] More awesome news for ネガ (Nega) fans: the band will be releasing two brand new singles next year. There are no types, every song is new, and the tracklistings are already announced. Pretty cool! There's also an official privilege; those who buy both new singles at the same time will be eligible to receive a special DVD of some sort. No details regarding the DVD have been given, but more information will be available in the packaging of the CD's themselves.
② [From the UNDER CODE OHP] Dali will be sponsoring a new event called pain paint collection on 2009-02-13 at 心斎橋FANJ-twice (Shinsaibashi FANJ-twice).
③ [From KISAKI's blog] Arc will be holding a "triumphant return" two-part oneman live on 2009-02-22 at 生駒RHEB GATE (Ikoma RHEB GATE). The event is being called N・A・R・A, and the first half will start at 15:30, while the second half will start at 19:00. In his blog, KISAKI said that each part will be different, so fans should attend both!
④ [From KISAKI's blog] One of the staff at UNDER CODE, Staff N, will be having a birthday celebration event! The event will take place on 2009-02-07 at HOLIDAY OSAKA and will be called 暴走天使 ~Birth of "N"~ (Bousou Tenshi ~Birth of "N"~). The event is to feature Arc, Megaromania, and 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin), along with session bands DHaRiM (comprised of members from ダリス (Dhalis), M, and MaRiLL, all Planet CHILD Music bands), T.K.F.M. (featuring (Takafumi), Zodd of ゾディア (Zodia), 静-siz- of ネス (Neth), and 陽悸 (Youki) formerly of Madieduor), and 水風船 (Mizufuusen) (an ongoing session band that features KO~JI of Arc, SAN of ネガ (Nega), ケエト (Keeto) of Dali, and Ray and 優 (Yuu) of ネガ (Nega)).
⑤ [From KISAKI's blog] Arc, Dali, and (Nega) fans take note: According to KISAKI, 水風船 (Mizufuusen)--the session featuring members from those bands--will be releasing a special CD at the 暴走天使 ~Birth of "N"~ (Bousou Tenshi ~Birth of "N"~) event. The CD will be limited to about 100 pressings and will be for sale only at that live. Pretty cool though.
Heisei Ishin now has a brand new song on their UCP page called THE BUTTERFLY, which was previously SWIMMY.
I thought this was an interesting note since this song is not going to be featured in any of Heisei Ishin's singles due for this September... looks like they will have more releases in the near future!
Arc also has a new soundbite up from their upcoming mini-album! The song is called 惜別 (Sekibetsu/Sorrow at Separation). And since I'm practically the Arc Anti-fan, I was blown away by their song! I must say they've been improving alot!
has informed me that ClearVeil now has covers and tracklistings up for Haiiro no Ippen!
Type A 1. Haiiro no Ippen 2. shade DVD 1. Shinja ni Sasagu Uta 2. Freak Party
Type B 1. Haiirio no Ippen 2. shade 3. crime Sadly no "Memento Mori" for those who've heard it. Perhaps the mini album will have it?
① The UNDER CODE OHP was just updated with tons of cover art and tracklistings for upcoming releases. It's rare, but it's really nice when UCP updates with that stuff ahead of time (even a few of the updates made today are for releases that are already out). New cover art for Arc, brodiaea, E'm ~grief~, 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin), Lamina, SIVA, and ゾディア (Zodia) can be seen at the new release page, tracklistings and other info are below.
Arc - 想乃心 -A Type- (Sono Kokoro -A Type-) 2008-08-06; 2,100 yen; Maxi single + DVD; Limited; UCCD-188A CD 00. ~SE~ CD 01. 想乃心 (Sono Kokoro) CD 02. ~籠~ (~Kago~) DVD 01. Difference LIVE CLIP DVD 02. fancifury the age LIVE CLIP 想乃心 -B Type- (Sono Kokoro -B Type-) 2008-08-06; 1,680 yen; Maxi single; Limited; UCCD-188B 00. ~SE~ 01. 想乃心 (Sono Kokoro) 02. ~籠~ (~Kago~) 03. ラジカセ -Repetition- (RAJIKASE -Repetition-) (Bonus Track) justice -A Type- 2008-09-10; 2,940 yen; Mini album + DVD; Limited; UCCD-200A CD 01. G.A.P.賢者より (G.A.P. Kenja Yori) CD 02. 惜別 (Sekibetsu) CD 03. Rular CD 04. 空。いつか (Sora。 Itsuka) CD 05. 発信履歴 (Hasshin Rireki) DVD 01. Calculation女神 (Calculation Megami) PV justice -B Type- 2008-09-10; 2,625 yen; Mini album; Limited; UCCD-200B 01. G.A.P.賢者より (G.A.P. Kenja Yori) 02. 惜別 (Sekibetsu) 03. Rular 04. 空。いつか (Sora。 Itsuka) 05. 発信履歴 (Hasshin Rireki) 06. the (Bonus Track)
chariots - トリガー -A Type- (TRIGGER -A Type-) 2008-11-19; 1,260 yen; Maxi single; Limited 5,000 pressings 01. トリガー (TRIGGER) 02. Nefarious Punisher トリガー -B Type- (TRIGGER -B Type-) 2008-11-19; 1,260 yen; Maxi single; Limited 5,000 pressings 01. トリガー (TRIGGER) 02. ・・・Over and done with 錆び付いた銃弾 (Sabitsuita Juudan) 2008-12-10; 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 凍てついた銃口 (Koote Tsuita Juukou) 2008-12-10; 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
Dali - a rope is there.and hope is there. -A Type- 2008-10-22; 3,675 yen; Full 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 CD 06. Unannounced new track CD 07. Unannounced new track CD 08. Unannounced new track CD 09. Unannounced new track CD 10. Unannounced new track DVD 01. イタミワケ (ITAMI WAKE) PV a rope is there.and hope is there. -B Type- 2008-10-22; 3,150 yen; Full 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. Unannounced new track 07. Unannounced new track 08. Unannounced new track 09. Unannounced new track 10. Unannounced new track 11. dope (Bonus Track)
E'm ~grief~ - Pains of aspiration 2008-08-06; 1,365 yen; Maxi single; Limited 3,000 pressings; UCCD-189 01. Pains of aspiration 02. Seelenheil 03. Pains of aspiration (Instrumental) 04. Seelenheil (Instrumental)
② Notes! That post was super long. ClearVeil's releases have disappeared from the new release page, but I'm sure it was an error; hopefully tracklistings for those will be up soon. The new covers of the (Heisei Ishin) and (Zodia) releases are awesome. Arc's releases are always announced with some sort of typo, always; Rular will most likely be changed to Ruler by the release date. Luckily, SIVA already fixed their typo; it's now Liberalism instead of the earlier libelalism. It's weird that some two track singles cost 1,365 yen and some only 1,260. It's awesome that Dali is releasing their first full album (and chariots may as well be!). The tracklisting to those releases isn't available yet, obviously, but I'm listing the releases because they haven't been mentioned in this community yet.
① The UCP homepage was recently updated to include several new and changed soundbites for bands -- certainly a good way to get a sneak on the new releases coming up!
Arc: Sono Kokoro (Previously Ito no Kane) Nega: Reminiscence (Previously Soul cry) chariots: 13 Python (Previously Doku) ClearVeil: Shinja ni sasagu ou (Previously Lapis~Ao no yuuutsu~) Megaromania: Raincarnation -Rinne Kisou- (Previously God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-) Zodia: Doukoku (Previously IN THE DARK) Brodiaea: Nise -fake- (Previously Carcass) Lamina: -Anael- (Previously Fukyou Waon)
Sadly nothing new yet for Siva, E'm ~grief~, or Heisei Isshin, but keep an eye out!
② Arc and Dali will be participating in a new Omnibus album sponsored by Barks.jp! The Album is called BARKS Visual Bloom, and it will be available in select stores on 7/18, and on the iTunes Store on 7/23! For those who buy it in stores, you'll get a special sticker sheet! Brand X and ZEAL LINK will also be distributing a special DVD if you purchase from there... sounds like something to get your hands on if you are an Arc or Dali fan! The bands will be contributing the follow tracks:
Dali 「イタミワケ」~ ITAMIWAKE Arc 「発信履歴」 ~ Hasshin Rireki
① As of May 8th, select UNDER CODE PRODUCTION music is available for purchase of iTunes. It's the first time that UCP has offered digital downloads and I highly recommend purchasing something if you are at all interested; strong support will probably encourage KISAKI to make more available, and it's a LOT cheaper and easier (the iTunes store takes credit cards as well as PayPal) than important CD's or even buying them in Japan. To make the deal a little sweeter, the offerings are iTunes Plus releases, which means that they are basically free of DRM and higher in quality without costing more than normal releases. It's pretty cool, very much worth the small price. Here's the info of what is currently available:
KISAKI PROJECT feat. JUI - Untitled Single 2008-05-08; 1.98 dollars; Digital Single 01. Glass No Album 02. Michi-Shirube Phantasmagoria - Untitled EP 2008-05-08; 2.97 dollars; Digital EP 01. Hikari Ni Furu Ame 02. Gensoukyoku - Eternal Silence - 03. ...Lost In Thought V.A. - UNDER CODE PRODUCTION SPECIAL COMPILATION ALBUM VOL:1 2008-05-08; 4.95 dollars; Digital Omnibus EP 01. Nega / Soul Cry 02. Arc / Calculation Megami 03. Chariots / Cold Pray 04. Siva / Brave 05. Dali / Hoshikuzu
Edit: reminded me that I should specify this: the downloads are not limited to iTunes Japan or anything like that, they are readily available for purchase through the normal iTunes store. The prices are in dollars, there is no weird process to go through, just purchase the songs like you would any English artist. (You can use the links I provided to make it even easier!)
① The tracklistings for the upcoming UNDER CODE omnibus live DVD--High Style Paradox 5 ~NEW BORN "organization"~--and the first single of chariots' four month release campain--唯 [Yui]--have been added to the release page at the UNDER CODE OHP.
② This is extremely old news, but the UNDER CODE OHP also has tracklistings for both types of Arc's upcoming mini-album (with cover art as well). Tracklistings for the minialbum (as well as the two releases mentioned above) can be found below.
Arc - Departure of one's lot -A Type- 2008-02-20; 2,940 yen; UCCD-162A; Mini Album CD 01. Difference CD 02. Flow CD 03. filmのかけら (film no Kakera) CD 04. 糸の鐘 (Ito no Kane) CD 05. fancifury the age 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. Difference 02. Flow 03. filmのかけら (film no Kakera) 04. 糸の鐘 (Ito no Kane) 05. fancifury the age 06. Calculation女神 (Calculation Megami) (Bonus Track)
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)
I'm sorry to bother and I hope it's allowed to post such a thing here, but I want to ask , if somebody of you have pictures of this Arc costume -->
I want to make Toshiya's costume or Ko~ji's but i only have this costume on one of the undercode DVDs and I can't play DVDs with my computer at the moment, so i can't take photos of it T^T It would be really nice, if some of you have some pictures, because I would really really like to cosplay an other undercode band after my iori cosplay ó.ò
① It's safe to say that most of us have been expecting new UNDER CODE CDs for quite some time. So, it's not very surprising that a slew of upcoming releases have been announced today. Arc, hurts, KISAKI PROJECT (surprise!), ネガ (Nega), and Pashya have all announced very cool things, including some second presses (apparently the first presses have sold extremely well; good job guys!). It's a bit weird that Siva hasn't announced anything, but I'm sure we'll hear from them soon.
② Arc, hurts, and ネガ (Nega) all have new [very cool] outfits and photoshoots. It's easy to see that UNDER CODE is putting more money into that region. Last but not least, ネガ (Nega) and Dali (!) have brand new logos. Very nice. See the cuts for release information, and check out the new costumes at UNDER CODE's OHP.
Arc - 雨涙哀色 (Ame Namida Ai Iro) 2007-06-27; 1,360 yen; 3,000 limited; UCCD-134 01. Unpublished new song 02. Unpublished new song + extra recording 流れ星 (Nagareboshi) 2nd Press Unknown release date; 2,940 yen; 3,000 limited CD 01. 流れ星 (Nagareboshi) DVD 01. 落書き教科書 (Rakugaki Kyoukasho) DVD 02. 13歳人形 (13 Sai Ningyou) DVD 03. 一人ぼっちの二人部屋 (Hitoribocchi no Ninen Heya) DVD 04. 恋2カクテルの色 (Koi 2 COCKTAIL no Iro) DVD 05. 勝てない!負けない!花は咲き☆ (Katenai! Makenai! Hana wa Saki☆) かくれんぼ (Kakurenbou) 2nd Press Unknown release date; 2,940 yen; 3,000 limited CD 01. かくれんぼ (Kakurenbou) DVD 01. 遊街道 (Yuugaidou) DVD 02. カゴの中のモノ (KAGO no Naka no MONO) DVD 03. 裏顔 (Ura Kao) DVD 04. 発信履歴 (Hasshin Rireki) DVD 05. 激しさと哀しさの故に・・・ (Hageshisa to Ashisa no Yueni・・・) 雨涙哀色 (Ame Namida Ai Iro) MAKING DVD Unknown release date; 0 yen 01. 雨涙哀色 (Ame Namida Ai Iro) MAKING ※ Attendees to more than three Arc concerts will receive this DVD
hurts - ア・カペラと前立腺 (A・CAPELLA to Zenritsusen) 2007-06-20; 1,365 yen; 3,000 limited; UCCD-133 01. Unpublished new song 02. Unpublished new song ※ Apparently the title means "A CAPELLA and prostate gland;" amazing. 絶対領域のカノン (Zettai Ryouiki no CANON) 2007-07-25; 1,365 yen; 3,000 limited; UCCD-139 01. Unpublished new song 02. Unpublished new song
KISAKI PROJECT feat.樹威 (Jui) - 描写風 (Byousha Kaze) 2007-06-20; 3,150 yen; 10,000 limited; UCCD-133 CD 01. 描写風 (Byousha Kaze) CD 02. Unannounced song CD 03. Unannounced song CD + extra recording DVD 01. Unannounced song (LIVE) DVD 02. Unannounced song (LIVE) DVD 03. Unannounced song (LIVE) DVD 04. Unannounced song (LIVE) DVD 05. Unannounced song (LIVE) DVD 06. Unannounced song (LIVE) ※ DVD with first press only
ネガ (Nega) - 鬱 (Utsu) 2007-05-30; 1,050 yen; 3,000 limited 01. 鬱 (Utsu) + unannounced extra 自虐パラノイド (Jigyaku PARANOID) 2007-06-27; 1,050 yen; 3,000 limited 01. 自虐パラノイド (Jigyaku PARANOID) + unannounced extra illegitimacy 2007-07-26; 1,050 yen; 3,000 limited 01. illegitimacy + unannounced extra dole 2nd Press Unknown release date; 3,150 yen; 2,000 yen; UCNG-003 CD 01. enemy CD 02. dole CD 03. lover CD 04. abase CD 05. spiral staircase DVD 01. abase (PV) hole 2nd Press Unknown release date; 3,150 yen; 2,000 yen; UCNG-004 CD 01. nightmare CD 02. in hole CD 03. quadrangle CD 04. attempted suicide CD 05. alter DVD 01. quadrangle (PV)
Pashya - 魅惑ヒロイン (Miwaku HEROINE) 2007-05-16; 1,365 yen; 3,000 yen; UCCD-128 01. Unpublished new song 02. Unpublished new song 誘惑ヴィーナス (Yuuwaku VENUS) 2007-06-27; 1,365 yen; 3,000 yen; UCCD-136 01. Unpublished new song 02. Unpublished new song 愛育エンジェル (Aiiku ANGEL) 2007-07-18; 1,365 yen; 3,000 yen; UCCD-138 01. Unpublished new song 02. Unpublished new song
Get your wallets ready! This summer is going to be fuuun. As usual, corrections are welcomed.
Well, I hope you all liked Arc. Their move to UNDER CODE PRODUCTION is now official! They've got a slew of releases planned, and are poised to have the biggest debut of any UNDER CODE band (including Phantasmagoria!). Anyways, here's the UNDER CODE news and updated release schedule:
● Community: I updated the community's user info yesterday. It's [hopefully] prettier than the last set up, and lists all of UNDER CODE's bands. (I'm currently working on the links section. If you'd like your site listed, let me know!)
● UNDER CODE OHP: The OHP has undergone pretty major changes. There is now a ROAD AWAKE section on the main page, with the profile of VAGERKE. Kalen's [カレン] profile link was taken off the main page, and Arc's was added. The new release page has been updated with Arc's upcoming CDs, and the following artists have had information updates: Dali [ダリ], Pashya, Phantasmagoria, and Siva.
● Codomo A [コドモA]: The address of their OHP has changed. The new address is codomo-a.net.
● Arc: Arc has announced several releases (check the release chart below for more info). On 7/21, they will appear in SHOXX. On 10/8 and 10/9, the band will hold a 2 day event; then, on 11/22, the band will have a oneman in celebration of their releases.
● Vidoll [ヴィドール]: Jui's [ジュイ] birthday is today (6/30)!
Everyone knows that UNDER CODE has taken on three new bands this year, but apparently they aren't done. The borderline-oshare band Arc ~大人になりたくないコドモ達~ held a free one-man last night, where they apparently announced that they will be joining UNDER CODE. I wasn't at the live, and am going only on reports from other people, so don't take what I say to be 100% concrete.
I'm not sure what to think, but I'm sure that expansion is just a sign of UNDER CODE's prosperity right now. (And how funny would it be to have two UNDER CODE bands with コドモ in their name?)
Edit: It's also on grass thread (as Nadzuki said), and UNDER CODE's main page is blank right, which suggests changes being made. I guess it's official now xD
Edit 2: Ok, since all of you were whining politely asking for some Arc music, I upload their first CD. It's just a demo CD, so I assume it was free and is impossible to get now. Oh, and by the way, "Arc ~1st Demo CD~" is the actual title. Also, my romanizations may be horribly wrong. Anyways, on with it!