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Posts from 2016

AVANCHICK's important announcement
AVANCHICK has made an important announcement: they'll hold a oneman, a oneman tour, and a sponsored event tour!

Their first oneman will be held on 2016-07-08 at TSUTAYA O-WEST. Further details TBA.

Then, their sponsored event tour, Haa・・・ Mou Yamu (はぁ・・・もう病む), will begin on 2016-08-03 at Niigata (新潟) GOLDEN PIGS BLACK STAGE and end on 2016-08-28 at Nagano (長野) LIVE HOUSE J.

Finally, their 21-stop oneman tour, Ashita mo Shisekai ga Owatte mo (明日もし世界が終わっても), will start on 2016-10-05 at Sendai (仙台) space Zero and end on 2016-11-12 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) paradigm.

There are three locations at which the band performs twice in two days, so I wonder if those are special Osaka-Tokyo-Nagoya two-day lives...
Avanchick Is Releasing Two New CDs
It was announced that Avanchick is going to be releasing two new CDs. The first is a new maxi-single, entitled "人生ゲーム (Jinsei GAME)," and the second is a single called "Idol."

人生ゲーム will be released in a typical 3-type format. Type A will come with a PV DVD, and types B and C will come with an additional unique bonus track. The release date for these singles is June 22nd, but cover art and new costumes have not been announced yet.



As for Idol, it was announced that this is going to be a 1-track single that comes in a Lucky Bag. This Lucky Bag will be sold at their one-man live at TSUTAYA O-West on July 8th.
AVANCHICK's live-limited rhythm CDs
AVANCHICK will hold birthday events for 篝-kagari- and Hyu-ga on 2016-04-08 and 2016-04-09, respectively. The band has just announced a two-type live-limited CD to be sold at those shows.

「Maniac」 will be released in two-types―kagari version and Hyu-ga version―each costing 1,000 yen and limited to 50 copies. Each CD contains three “rhythm version” (bass and drums only) songs selected by the namesake member.
Minor AVANCHICK news roundup 3/6, lol
Just a few AVANCHICK things that warranted their own post:


  • It seems AVANCHICK might release a DVD of their third oneman!
  • AVANCHICK is the cover artist of freepaper POPUNITED vol.105.
  • The band has opened an official Twitter for its online fanclub, Moumoku Shoujo (盲目少女): @moumokusyoujyo.
  • An English report of the band's 2015-12-25 oneman is available VKH PRESS.
  • Overseas visual kei company Chaotic Harmony will carry TYPE A of AVANCHICK's upcoming single, Tanin no Fukou ha Mitsu no Aji, and their Jibaku live DVD. All copies of the single will be signed, and customers who purchase the single + live DVD ($60 set) will further receive a hand-written note from the member of their choice.
Minor news roundup 3/1
Some minor updates from Affective Synergy, ARLEQUIN, AVANCHICK, THE BLACK SWAN, and SAMUKURO:


  • Affective Synergy (pictured above) held their live on the 25th. Lin (凛) says that the project will be a little more active this year, but detailed plans haven't been made yet (tho it seems that he will be recording something soon!). Here's the setlist from the live:
    1. 蒼焔-Souen- / 2. As a Fact / MC / 3. Another Sky / 4. Nyx (Lilith cover) / 5. Daze (new song)
  • ARLEQUIN will participate in a threeman with Kiryu (己龍) and MERRY in June:
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/221/
  • ARLEQUIN has announced new goods: a parka, tshirt, coin purse, and sticker. (They're all pretty ugly |D)

    They're also releasing a pamphlet! Most of the shitty bands I listen to never get popular enough to have pamphlets, so that's a good sign♪
  • ARLEQUIN were on talk program NICO Visu (ニコびじゅ) today.
  • AVANCHICK are selling live photographs via their section at the AOOS web shop.
  • AVANCHICK will hold a series of three twoman/threeman events:
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/217/
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/219/
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/218/
  • THE BLACK SWAN will participate in a fourman in June:
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/220/
  • ex-Oneness guitarist DAI will participate in a session on 2016-03-31:
    Tokubetsu na SOUP 【LILT Sedai】 (特別なスープ【リルト世代】)
    V. 空-kou- [ex-LILT (リルト)]
    G. DAI [ex-Oneness]
    G. Yuki (柚希) [ex-RIZ]
    B. Fuma (冬麻) [ex-RIZ]
    D. °CeleNa。 [ex-RIZ]
  • SAMUKURO officially joined Me teaR music on 2016-02-14. They'd previously appeared on that label's omnibus. Hilariously, their official web site has stopped working... some label, huh |D
Minor news roundup 2/25
Here's some minor news:


  • chariots' store-distributed single, Togetoga, is officially sold out.
  • VARYL vocalist Hiro (緋絽) will participate in his long-running session band LUCY MONOSTONES (ルーシーモノストーンズ) on 2016-04-07 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE. (Btw, they are unrelated to the bands Lucy MonoStone and Lucy monostone'S.)
    V. Hiro (緋絽) [ex-VARYL]
    G. Kaie [ex-VARYL support
    G. & B. (unannounced)
    D. Masami (雅美) [D'efend Chroma]
  • ex-Oneness vocalist JUKI (ジュキ) will participate in a session on 2016-03-17, and ex-guitartist DAI will participate in a session on 2016-06-19.
    Horobi no BURST STREAM (滅びのバーストストリーム)
    V. JUKI (ジュキ) [ex-Oneness]
    G. Miru. [Lylow]
    G. (TBA)
    B. Momonari Hajime (桃生 一) [ex-MONO (モノ)]
    D. Ryou (りょう) [ex-Blitz]

    Doshaburi (土砂降り)
    V. Ryu (柳) [ex-MoNoLith]
    G. DAI [ex-Oneness]
    G. Hide [LAGNA]
    B. Rito [ex-GAKIDO]
    D. Kazuharu (和春) [DOAK]
  • AVANCHICK will hold two birthday events:
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/215/
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/216/
  • Several artists from Lucifer's underground, chariots, & etc. participated in a 雀羅-jyakura- session band on 2016-02-24 at Nagoya (名古屋) HOLIDAY.
    V. Asuyu (明透遊) [UNDEAD, ex-AZALEA~jyakura (雀羅), etc.]
    G. toki [Lucifer's underground, ex-UNDEAD, etc.]
    G. Nao [ex-jyakura (雀羅)~UNDEAD, etc.]
    B. Yuuri (憂里) [Lucifer's underground, ex-Cu[be], etc.]
    D. Mikage (美景) [chariots, etc.]
  • AVANCHICK are selling signed posters (on which they'll hand-write your name) through the AOOS web shop.
  • PINOKIO is selling a new towel at the web shop of TaiKutSu?, his personal fashion brand.
  • Some sort of Really Big Deal™ drama happened, regarding tickets to LIN's 2016-03-18 live at Osaka (大阪) LIVE HOUSE D'. Tbh, I don't fully understand―I don't know how ticketing works in VK, and my translation skillz aren't good enough to make sense of it―but it seems that someone's tickets were lost in the mail (allegedly).

    LIN made this post when the mistake first happened. And if I understand correctly, they said they sent two S-class tickets to the person whose tickets had been lost. Except the person actually received two A-class tickets, so they were pissed. (I think?) Cut to this apology post where they promise to fix it.

    Imo who the fuck cares, but I understand that this is important to some people, so I hope it's resolved in a way such that all parties are happy. ('ω')ノ
  • The cover of THE BLACK SWAN drummer Len's photobook, Len to Kotetsu, is up.
Minor news roundup 2/22
Minor news roundup 2/22:


  • ARLEQUIN will have an interview in SHOXX Vol.278.
  • PENTAGON D. Atsuki (篤輝) will appear in the FASHION&STYLING section of Cure Vol.151. ARLEQUIN will have an interview in the same issue.
  • ARLEQUIN has two features in DI:GA online.
  • LIN put up the limited cheki a little late. There was a set of SUI in his Evil en Lucifer costume, a set of MIZALY in no makeup, and some group shots in Santa outfits. The first two are sold out.
  • Affective Synergy will perform a new song on 2016-02-25. Special photosets will also be sold at the live. (← And check out the project's new logo!)
  • In celebration of the birthday of V. Chizuru (千吊), a special event will be held at which PENTAGON members will answer questions about him. A present will be awarded to the member with the most correct answers.
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/211/
  • PENTAGON will also hold a sponsored event in April:
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/210/
  • Minus Jin-Say Orchestra will hold a three-day oneman series at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) paradigm on March 2nd~4th. Their twoman vs URBANGARDE (アーバンギャルド) will be held at Shinjuku (新宿) BLAZE on 2016-06-05. Additional twoman lives will be held in the future.
  • AVANCHICK has posted samples of their new songs Haikei Tsukaisute no Kimihe, Yubikiri, and Shineba Ii no ni. The cover art of their new single is also up: check it out.
  • By the way, Seraphim previously pointed out that AVANCHICK's new single uses their own UPC instead of the usual UPC for ROCKSTAR RECORDS. However, I've since confirmed that the release is still coming out through ROCKSTAR RECORDS. So I guess they haven't changed anything~
  • AVANCHICK cheki are being sold at Chaotic Harmony. The site also sold signed copies of Eternal, but they've already sold out ;(
  • Paranoid≠circuS will hold their three-year anniversary event, SCHRODINGER no Hako (シュレーディンガーの箱), at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) paradigm on 2016-03-27.
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/212/
  • Paranoid≠circuS also revealed their actual new artist photo, finally. Check it~
Minor news roundup 2/17
Here are some more minor news items:


  • ARLEQUIN × BugLug twoman, NONFICTION (ノンフィクション), will stream via NICONICO on 2016-02-20.
  • AVANCHICK guitarist REY (レイ) is on Instagram @avanchick_rey01.
  • THE BLACK SWAN will participate in a twoman with SCAPEGOAT in April:
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/208/
  • THE BLACK SWAN, More, and HOLLOWGRAM will participate in a threeman, along with opening act bask in the deep, in May:
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/207/
  • The 2016-02-21&28 edition of ARLEQUIN's radio show, KOTO NO HA ALGORITHM (コトノハアルゴリズム) will feature V. Aki (暁) as personality and MERRY V. GARA (ガラ) as guest.
  • Lilith appeared on International Channel Shanghai. Lin posted some clips of the appearance here.
  • PINOKIO has several songs available on KARAOKE NO TETSUJIN (カラオケの鉄人) since 2016-02-18: CHAOS RIRON (カオスリロン), ANGEL CALL (エンジェルコール), HELLO HOLLOW (ハロウホロウ), TORIKAGO (トリカゴ), Ryuusei LYRICAL (流星リリカル), TSUMETAI SEKAI (ツメタイセカイ), KOKORO NO OTO (ココロノオト), Kuroneko SHERRY (黒猫シェリー), and Tears blurred my shadow.
  • THE BLACK SWAN had an English interview at Shattered-Tranquility. There are a few interesting bits in there, but I'd thought I point out that they say the next version of OUSIA will include a few more songs, including a ballad.
  • KISAKI (LIN) will appear in magazine ROCK AND READ Vol:064, to be released on 2016-02-26.
  • GLARD uploaded the song Days from their CD From The 3 Words:

AVANCHICK 5th single, 4th oneman, & announcement
AVANCHICK has revealed their new look (it's really good, huh?) and announced their new single, Tanin no Fukou ha Mitsu no Aji (他人の不幸は蜜の味), to be released on 2016-03-30!

The new single will be available in three types: all include the same two songs, plus a PV DVD, bonus track 1, or bonus track 2. A PV clip is already up:


Their 4th oneman live, Jinsei GAME (人生ゲーム), will be held at TSUTAYA O-WEST on 2016-07-08, at which they'll make an important announcement. I hope it's something good, like an album D:
http://weloveucp.com/lives/203/
Minor news roundup 1/31
Minor news roundup for 1/31:


  • ARLEQUIN, Black Gene For the Next Scene, GOTCHAROCKA, More, and PENTAGON, among others, have contributed comment videos in celebration of ViSULOG's 5th anniversary.
  • ARLEQUIN will hold a twoman with DEZERT:
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/195/
  • ARLEQUIN will display their costumes from the Douke NO Hana (道化ノ華) era at visual shop Ai-Karyu (Ai-華龍) from 2016-01-30 through 2016-02-21.
  • AVANCHICK has begun selling their live DVD through the AOOS shop (it was previously only available through the band's own web shop).

    When buying from this store, the privilege is an L-sized artist photograph with printed signature/comment. (The official web shop version included a bonus offshot DVD instead.)
  • Black Gene For the Next Scene has revealed the tracklists for their best album, CHAOS MONSTER.

    Those who purchase the CLEAR type, and either of the other types, can mail in the title strips for a special unplugged/piano CD.
  • THE BLACK SWAN's drummer Len (煉) appeared on Nippon TELEVISION (日本テレビ) show Jinsei ga Kawaru 1 Funkan no Fuka II Hanashi (人生が変わる1分間の深イイ話).
  • ex-E'm ~grief~ Cecir has done some composing
  • Mischievous has announced the details of their two-part tour final at HOLIDAY OSAKA on 2016-03-31. Their PV will be distributed to attendees, and message disc will be further distributed to VIP ticket holders.
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/193/
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/194/
  • More revealed the tracklist to their upcoming mini-album, PARADIGMA.
  • Paranoid≠circuS released the tracklist for their upcoming mini-album, DREAM BOXX. It includes 4 old songs and 4 new songs―which is longer than a mini-album, so I wonder if some of the new ones are SE tracks...
  • PENTAGON has released new goods through the GOEMON RECORDS official shop, available for order 2016-02-01 through 2016-02-05. (They appear to be sold out already, tho...!).
  • Se'ikspia posted a trailer with some footage from their “replay” live (tho they unfortunately didn't use the live-recorded audio). It seems that the band hopes to play another live, but that's still undecided.

AVANCHICK vocalist NOAH involved in overseas rock project
AVANCHICK vocalist NOAH will participate in American rock project Lightning Strikes, which features musicians related to KISS, Yngwie Malmsteen, and more.

Lightning Strikes was a short-lived rock project formed in 1985 by drummer Karpis Maksudian, that reformed in 2011. They're currently recording their full length album, with the following lineup:
  • Vocals. Nando Fernandez [Hangar, etc.]
  • Guitar. Rob Math [Seal, Toni Braxton, Leatherwolf, etc.]
  • Bass. Cat Tate [Snew, Red Again, etc.]
  • Drums. Karpis Maksudian
  • Key. Derek Sherinian [Dream Theater, KISS, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol, Yngwie Malmsteen, etc.]
  • Guest vocals. Tony Martin [Black Sabbath, etc.]
  • Guest vocals. NOAH [AVANCHICK]
  • Guest koto. Masayo Ishigure

Tony Martin [Black Sabbath] will act as guest vocalist for two songs, and NOAH will act as guest vocalist on two additional songs. The remaining songs' vocals will be performed by Nando Fernandez [Hangar].

NOAH will sing on the track Kamikaze (which was written by the band's original lineup in 1986) and will provide Enka-style vocals for Doki no Sakura (which will further feature traditional koto artist Masayo Ishigure).

The Lightning Strikes album will be mixed by Roy Z [Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen, Bruce Dickinson, Helloween, Sepultura], and is set for a May, 2016 release.

Official press release / AVANCHICK official / Lightning Strikes official Facebook

Posts from 2015

Minor news roundup 12/23
Minor news roundup for 2015-12-23:


  • Lilith guitarist Lin's Instagram: @affectedsynergy.
  • SHOXX Vol.276 features PENTAGON.
  • PENTAGON's fashion brand PENTAGON will hold its collaborative two-part instore event with KERA at their Shinjuku (新宿) brand on 2016-01-16. Their collaborative blue parka (9,720 yen) will be sold. Those who spend 10,000 yen can participate in either part of the event, while those who spend 18,000 yen can participate in both. (Both parts consist of a talk, signing, and cheki shooting session.)
  • Cure Vol.149 features Black Gene For the Next Scene, GIGAMOUS, LIN, PENTAGON, and GOEMON RECORDS president YU-I.
  • ARLEQUIN live report is up at UREpia (ウレぴあ).
  • REVINE vs SHAPE SHIFTER twoman, Shinsaibashi Gekka Raimei (心斎橋月下雷鳴), will be held on 2016-04-06 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) paradigm, with opening act 無玄-MUKURO-.
  • PENTAGON × Belle (ベル) twoman, AGAINST THE RULES, will be held on 2016-03-03 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA.
  • PENTAGON sponsored event, TEAR'S LIBERATION, will be held on 2016-02-24 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA.
  • Like an Edison 2016 HAPPY NEW YEAR DVD [Type-A] features: AVANCHICK, ARLEQUIN, GIGAMOUS, SHAPE SHIFTER, D, and many others.

    [Type-B] features: Dead Children
    , Devil Kitty, THE BLACK SWAN, PENTAGON, Minus Jin-Say Orchestra, More, and many more.

    Those who spend 1,000 yen at Like an Edison stores can choose either DVD, those who spend 2,000 yen receive both.
  • ARLEQUIN vocalist Aki (暁) will participate in seek's session band during Tokyo Chaos 2015 on 2015-12-31 at Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyougijou Dainitaiikukan (国立代々木競技場 第二体育館).
    seek SESSION (seek セッション)
    【V. Aki (暁) [ARLEQUIN / G. Kazuki (一樹) [BugLug] / G. Kayuu (華遊) [ex-ν] / B. seek [Mix Speaker's,Inc.] / D. 宏崇-hirotaka- [R Shitei (R指定)]】
  • SHOXX POSTER MAGAZINE #7 features PENTAGON.
AVANCHICK first live DVD announced
AVANCHICK will release their on 2015-12-25, containing footage from their 2015-10-24 oneman Jibaku!

The release is available for order through their
official web shop from 2015-11-28 through 2015-12-05, for 4,000 yen. Those who purchase will receive a ticket to their 2016-01-25 event at KING OF SYSTEM Karaoke (カラオケの鉄人), and a bonus DVD with offshot footage planned by guitarist Rey.
Minor news roundup 10/7
Here's some minor news that I've been neglecting to post. (I've been too busy working on the discography section!)


  • AVANCHICK will hold their second fanclub event, Moumoku Shoujo no Tsudoi (盲目少女の集い), at KARAOKE no Tetsujin (カラオケの鉄人) in Shibuya Dougenzaka branch (渋谷道玄坂店) on 2015-10-25.
  • LIN is the cover artist for freepaper POPUNITED Vol.100.
  • Shohei (祥平) (ARLEQUIN), MIZALY (LIN), and Rame and SAN (Black Gene For the Next Scene) were on KSP CHANNEL yesterday.
  • PENTAGON debuted new goods. They're pretty cute!
  • ARLEQUIN debuted new goods. Some are kinda ugly, huh?
  • HINA (ヒナ) [Lucifer's underground] will act as guest vocalist for GRIM (グリム) at their 2015-11-13 sponsored event, 13 Nichi no Kinyoubi ~Samayoeru Mamono to 13 no Shito~ (13日の金曜日 ~さまよえる魔物と13の使徒~), at Deto (出戸) ORTOLOUNGE.
  • ARLEQUIN and PENTAGON posted a comment video:

  • ARLEQUIN live footage is played on MUSIC JAPAN TV show, Velvet Music, starting on 2015-10-01 and repeating through the month.
  • RHEDORIC's first album second press is available for overseas digital purchase via CD Baby.
  • Mischievous will participate as guest at the CARDIA (カルディア) VS GAGA threeman tour, MAD, on 2015-12-07 at Dotonbori (道頓堀) SHRIMP.
  • ex-ClearVeil~carat guitarist Ryuto Amamiya (雨宮 流斗) is posting his original vocaloid songs on his blog.
  • New king zeebra band Riddle=Dect has posted their official photo.
ROCKSTAR RECORDS omnibus announced
ROCKSTAR RECORDS will release its first omnibus, BLACK MARKET GANG Ⅰ, on 2015-12-23. The CD will feature all new songs from AVANCHICK, Devil Kitty, and other ROCKSTAR RECORDS bands.

The label will hold its celebratory four-city free event tour, ROCKSTAR SUMMIT 2016, on 2016-01-06 through 2016-01-26, during which its special t-shirts will be sold.

I can't wait! I hope that omnibuses become even more popular again ;D
Riku band「C」to perform at ROCKSTAR RECORDS event, "大激突"
「C」 SESSION, the newest band of Riku (ex-LIN, chariots, etc.) will be performing again (and have also uploaded their first promo picture~)! This time they'll be performing with ROCKSTAR RECORDS bands at Shinjuku Blaze on December 14.

Now shortened as 「C」, and with the same lineup, the band will perform as guests at the ROCKSTAR RECORDS presents event, 大激突, alongside ROCKSTAR bands AVANCHICK, Devil Kitty, etc. Other bands include SHAPE SHIFTER, THE GALLO, Synk;yet, NINJAMAN JAPAN, and GELLONIMO.
Minor news roundup 9/2
Here's the latest roundup of minor news:


  • PENTAGON will appear in the following media outlets:
    • Radio program REDNIQS on 2015-08-31
    • Fashion magazine smart October edition
    • Free paper VR Virtual Reality vol.038
  • AVANCHICK will appear in Free paper EvoL'v vol.6.
  • VARYL members appeared in a session band on 2015-08-25:
    Shikito SESSION (織人セッション)
    【V. Siyu [ex-GLIEVE] / G. Tomo (友) [ex-A→Z] / G. Hinano。 (ひなの。) [VARYL support] / B. Yuto (侑斗) [LeviuS] / D. Shikito (織人) [VARYL]】
  • FAZ (the reincarnation of Matina band Facizm [aka Philia]) recently gained two new members: G. mitsuru / D. TAKAHIRO. The remaining members also changed their names:
    V. toshia → ToshiA / G. SHINYA (シンヤ) → SHINYA / B. kappy → KATSUHISA
  • At Lucifer's underground's 2015-09-01 event, Shisakupj≠617■2 (試作pj≠617■2) was replaced by RARARAIBU (ララライブ).
  • On 2015-11-18, AVANCHICK and Dead Children members will participate in a session band:
    liki BIRTHDAY SESSION (莉希-liki-BIRTHDAYセッション)
    【V. 莉希-liki- [Synk;yet] / G. Sin (秦) [Minerva] / G. Noah [AVANCHICK] / B. Ray [Dead Children] / D. SAKU [VAASTU]】
  • PENTAGON have released new rubber wristbands designed by minpha (眠花).
  • As of 2015-09-01, AVANCHICK fans are officially called “Moumoku Shoujo (盲目少女)” (blind girls).
  • Tatoeba Konna Hanashi put up more items for mail-order.
  • On 2015-09-03, Dead Children and Vasalla members will participate in a session band:
    the gravity
    【V. MINAMI (ミナミ) [Dead Children] / G. Shun (舜) [Vasalla] / G. Cain [Dead Children] / B. Akito [buccal cone] / D. Zukki [ex-OZ]】
  • MIZALY [LIN], Rame and SAN [Black Gene For the Next Scene], and Shohei (祥平) [ARLEQUIN] will appear on internet talk show YaME TALK (矢メトーク) on 2015-10-06. See the KSP channel for more info.
AVANCHICK × Synk;yet coupling single 「Kodoku to Tsumi」
AVANCHICK and Synk;yet will sell a live-limited coupling single during their coupling tour in December.

It features the song Maria by AVANCHICK, but with re-recorded vocals from Synk;yet's vocalist, and Messiah by Synk;yet with AVANCHICK's vocalist. As far as I know, the instrumentals haven't been touched.

I hope we get to hear this!
AVANCHICK new maxi-single details revealed
AVANCHICK will release their new maxi-single, Jibaku (自縛), in three types on 2015-10-28.

All three types include the title track and coupling song. TYPE A includes a PV, whiles types B and C include a different bonus track.

From the CM below, we can see that this is AVANCHICK's swing/jazz song. A visual kei trope that will never die! But it sounds good nonetheless.


LIN's Visual Festival 2015
LIN will appear alongside other visual kei bands for not only one visual festival, but two this year!
  • First, the band appeared at the event, 「V-BAND 祭」 ~SUMMER FESTIVAL 2015~ at Shibuya REX on July 31, alongside HERO, MeteoroiD, Black Gene for the Next Scene, Souiumono, BLaive, etc. They will then perform for the next three days of the event at Osaka MUSE on August 7, at Nagoya E.L.L on August 9, and at Tsutaya O-WEST on August 14.
  • Then, later on October 18, they will appear alongside other visual kei bands from all over Japan and from other countries for the Visual Unite sponsored World Visual Festival at Shibuya SOUND MUSEUM VISION. Familiar faces include UCHUSENTAI:NOIZ, Jin-Machine, Scarlet Valse, and NINJAMAN JAPAN, while the foreign bands participating are DIE/MAY (from Sweden and Finland, consisting of ex-Seremedy members *cringes*), DNR (Dreams Not Reality) (from Italy and Germany), and MaleRose (from Thailand). The video that showcases the participating bands can be viewed below.

  • LIN will also be making a guest appearance at the SAITAMA Summer Rock Festival on August 11-12. Other bands performing will include THE BLACK SWAN, Devil Kitty, AVANCHICK, and VARYL.
  • In other news, they have also sold some bootleg DVDs at their live at Shibuya REX on July 31. The live footage featured are from their performances at Meguro Rokumeikan on June 30 and at Takadanobaba AREA on July 1. The DVDs were 3000 yen each.

AVANCHICK new look
AVANCHICK have revealed their new look, and should be announcing a new release soon. In the mean time, three small bits of news:

  • The name of their previously-announced coupling tour with Synk;yet is Kodoku to Tsumi (孤独と罪). The tour will kick off on 2015-12-01 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE.
  • Vocalist NOAH will appear as guitarist in a session band on 2015-11-18 (along with Dead Children bassist Ray):
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/139/
  • Those who earn a certain amount of points (3,000 yen per point) on the AVANCHICK pointcard will receive a privilege DVD (contents unknown). Other privileges include photos with the band, cheki, etc.
AVANCHICK joins new label 「ROCK★STAR RECORDS」
As of 2015-07-07, a brand new label has opened: ROCK★STAR RECORDS. One of the first artists to join is AVANCHICK, along with newly-revived Devil Kitty, BETTY (ベティ), THE EGOIST, MEARY (メアリー), Dear, and VISUAL Kei Enkakashu TAKASHI (ヴィジュアル系演歌歌手 TAKASHI). Check out the label's OHP for more information!

ROCK★STAR RECORDS

Minor news roundup 2/8
Here's some minor news regarding ALVION, ARLEQUIN, AVANCHICK, LIN, Oneness, Paranoid≠circuS, and Tatoeba Konna Hanashi:

  • I've added 5 live-limited live DVDs to the Tatoeba Konna Hanashi discography. As usual, they were privileges for spending 5,000 yen at a live.
  • 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.
  • ARLEQUIN is in the midst of a 4-part interview with club Zy..
  • AVANCHICK have announced the lineup for their 2015-04-11 event:
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/28/
  • 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!)
AVANCHICK guitarist has been decided
AVANCHICK, who have been searching since November, have decided on their new guitarist! The new member will be revealed at their 2015-03-21 oneman.

Their announcement uses the phrase “”新たなる姿-katachi-となったアヴァンチックをその瞳に・・・”. Is that their cheeky way of saying the new guitarist's name is katachi? Hmmm...



http://weloveucp.com/lives/31/
AVANCHICK full PV uploaded
AVANCHICK has uploaded the full PV, with Japanese subtitles, for their song To Heart:


Minor news 1/7
Here are a few updates:

  • AVANCHICK has announced their stamp rally (3,000 yen spent = 1 point). 5 points → privilege DVD; 10 points → twoshot photo.

  • yoshi [ex-No.Limit.] will be support bassist of Neologic from their 2015-01-11 live.
AVANCHICK tour and events
AVANCHICK will commence their 3rd season (tour), Mikan (未完), on 2015-02-01, which will run until their tour final oneman on 2015-03-21. The band will also hold its birthday events for kagari and Hyu-ga, and Otake. AVANCHICK's first anniversary live event will be held on 2015-07-31 at TSUTAYA O-WEST.

http://weloveucp.com/lives/31/
http://weloveucp.com/lives/28/
http://weloveucp.com/lives/30/
http://weloveucp.com/lives/29/

(Meanwhile, ex-guitarist YOSHITO appeared in Ray's session band on 2015-01-07.)

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Minor news update 12/24
Here's the latest:

  • A new VK metal solo project called “VANITAS VANITATUM” will release its first single, UNDER THE DECAY. I wonder if they're a fan of NEGA :3.
  • Several AVANCHICK songs are available at karaoke: list here.
  • Related artists appearing on Like an Edison's 2015 New Year comment DVDs: AVANCHICK, ARLEQUIN, GIGAMOUS, the:Ø, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi, Minus Jin-Say Orchestra, REALies, LIN, Oneness.

  • Lilith have an English interview over at musicJAPANplus.
  • Lyrics to new KARMA=SHENJING songs have been posted here. I'll archive them here at WE LOVE UNDER CODE soon.
  • Here is the setlist of 12012's last live before their activity pause, which is being released on DVD.
  • LIN announced more privileges for their mini-album which was released today. Check the updated post here.
  • ex-Cu[be] vocalist has mentioned starting a new band soon. His session will perform on 2015-01-23 with this lineup:
    【V. Lara (螺々) [ex-Cu[be]] / G. Mayu (繭) [ex-ArcGarden] / G. Ayato (絢都) / B. KAIRI (カイリ) [ex-Avidit.] / D. Azuki (梓姫) [A'LETZA]】
AVANCHICK guitarist secedes, and more
AVANCHICK guitarist YOSHITO (ヨシタ) [the ex-SAINTIA one] seceded from the band on 2014-10-15, due to his inability to reach goals and failure to attend meetings and rehearsals.

In happier news, the songs from the band's first single have been available at karaoke as of 2014-10-02. The band has also made photosets, cheki, and more, available through the AOOS store.

Finally, you can support the band by voting for them here.
AVANCHICK new releases announced!! Samples up
AVANCHICK has announced their two new releases!! First, their limited single, Eternal, will be sold at lives and through the AOOS web shop. Then, their secnd maxi-single, To Heart, will be sold in three types! Samples of both are available below:





REALies sessions detailed and GOEMON live added
REALies has released details of their 2014-11-10 session event live, and GOEMON RECORDS has announced a new event live:

GOEMON RECORDS Presents REALies EDGE 7 DAYS Kazna BIRTHDAY SESSION Matsuri Suna Matsuri (すなまつり)
2014-11-10 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE
  • SUNALies (スナライズ) (opening act)
  • REALies
  • Bijo to Kyouken (美女と狂犬)
    【V. Rayka [REALies] / G. YUKKIE (ユッキー) [GIGAMOUS] / G. Kamiki Mihal (神木 壬晴) [Blitz] / B. 眠花-minpha- [Call Me] / D. Ryou (りょう) [Blitz]】
  • Ame, OCHIRU (雨、落チル)
    【V. Chizuru (千吊) [Call Me] / G. Ritsu (律) [REALies] / G. Tsubaki (椿) [Blitz] / B. Yue (月) [ex-DecoLa Hopping] / D. Murasaki (篤輝) [Call Me support]】
  • 708GalaxyZ
    【V. GAKU [Blitz] / G. N∀O [REALies] / B. Raiha (雷覇) [ex-Edogawa PARADOX (江戸川パラドクス)] / D. Syuma (秀馬) [Oneness]】
  • J'ikoman de ciel
    【V. Masami (雅美) [FOODED SEAL] / G. Otake (おたけ) [AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) / B. 明イ-akino- [REALies] / D. Kai (華威) [ex-SERIAL⇔NUMBER (シリアル⇔NUMBER)]】
  • KAZNER
    【V. Anzu (杏) [ex-DOWNER] / G. Yuuha (由羽) [the Raid.] / B. LAYHA [SCAPEGOAT] / D. Kazna (一砂) [REALies]】


GOEMON RECORDS Presents Sainarakkyo ☆ 2014 ~GOEMON ga Osewa ni narimashitaa!~ (さいならっきょ☆2014 ~GOEMONがお世話になりましたっ!~)
2014-12-15 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) / REALies / LIPHLICH (friendship appearance) / Lycaon / AvelCain / Jin-Machine

REALies samples and 7-day restrospective
REALies will hold their 7-day retrospective event series, at which they'll perform a different period of their history at each live (complete with costumes from that period). The band has also uploaded PV previews for their upcoming singles:





GOEMON RECORDS Presents EDGE 7 DAYS


  1. Kazna BIRTHDAY SESSION Matsuri (一砂バースデーセッション祭)
    Sunamatsuri (すなまつり)

    2014-11-10 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE
    SUNRISE (スナライズ) (opening act) / Rayka session / Ritsu session / N∀O session / akino session / Kazna session

  2. Re:Stund UP!!NuAGE

    2014-11-11 at Ikebukuro EDGE
    REALies / Blitz / Call Me / ALDEBARAN / Ecthelion

  3. Re:REAL [A] GaINST

    2014-11-12 at Ikebukuro EDGE
    REALies / My BACTERIA HEAT Is LAND / THE BLACK SWAN / Fixer / ROZERO (ロゼロ) / XENON / AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック)

  4. Re:NEXT⇒together!

    2014-11-13 at Ikebukuro EDGE
    REALies / Neverland / Synk;yet / Diz / SAVAGE / ichiyon / SHEDIA

  5. Up To LEVEL

    2014-11-14 at Ikebukuro EDGE
    REALies / Call Me / ALIVE / Zombie (ぞんび) / Airish / VOW / FOODED SEAL

  6. Re:Mada Owaranee。 (Re:まだ終わらねぇ。)

    2014-11-15 at Ikebukuro EDGE
    Call Me (opening act) / REALies × JACK THE LIPPER × Chanty × GIGAMOUS (fourman)

  7. Heat Heart History

    2014-11-16 at Ikebukuro EDGE
    Oneness (opening guest) / REALies (oneman)


AVANCHICK full PV and new photos
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) have released their new photos (although they feature the same costumes). They've also uploaded the full version of the PV for their song Maria, below:



By the way, during their Fuka (孵化) tour which begins on 2014-08-04, the band will hold a stamp rally. Those who attend any live during the tour will receive 1 stamp (some events will bring 2 stamps).

Each time 3 stamps is reached, the fan will receive a Maria PV SPOT DVD featuring their chosen band member. All 5 members' spots can be collected.
News roundup 7/21
Here are the latest updates featuring 12012, Anjyu', ARLEQUIN, AVANCHICK, BFN, GIGAMOUS, GOTCHAROCKA, FUTURISM・BOYZ, KISAKI, Megaromania, REALies, and remembrance.

  • 12012's upcoming mini-album before their indefinite activity pause, , will feature 5 songs, each one composed by a different member (for the first time ever!). The CD will be released on 2014-10-01.
  • In commemoration of their upcoming single, ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) costumes from their Eclipse period will be on display at little HEARTS. stores from 2014-07-26 through 2014-08-11.
  • ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION members' bands ARLEQUIN, AVANCHICK, Black Gene For the Next Scene, GIGAMOUS, GOTCHAROCKA and REALies are featured in Cure Vol.132.
  • FUTURISM・BOYZ feat. shall was supposedly really interesting, as both the vocalist and lyrics had changed! Wish we could hear them. And wonder how CO- is...
  • If I'm not mistaken, ex-Anjyu' drummer 姫雛~hina~ will participate in a session with ex-NEGA ~ the:Ø guitarist SAN on 2014-08-09 at Ash OSAKA!
  • You can see better images of NANIWA V mascots (featuring KISAKI as a giraffe) here: NANIWA V mascots. The artist Minase Kotori (水瀬 古鳥) (?) did a really good job!
  • ex-Megaromania bassist 氷牙-Hyoga- will participate in DIAURA vocalist yo-ka's special solo band on 2014-08-13 at Saitama Kaikan HALL (埼玉会館ホール)!!
  • REALies is recording and shooting photography for something new!
  • remembrance next live will be held on 2014-10-13.
AVANCHICK new single and project
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) will release their second maxi-single, To Heart, although the date has not been announced. (By the way, their first single, Maria, was excellent!)

The second track on the new single is Tsumi to Batsu (罪と罰), and AVANCHICK will hold an unprecedented collaboration with Like an Edison, called Gridi×Shout:

Between 2014-08-10 and 2014-09-10, special kiosks will be set up in Like an Edison stores. Fans can go to those stores and record themselves shouting for 2~3 second on those kiosks, and the data will be uploaded to the band's LINE account. From there, the data may be used in the making of the song!

Those who participate in the shouting event will receive a special sticker. Furthermore, the band will hold special shouting seminars at various Like an Edison stores.
AVANCHICK revealed
The lineup of AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) was finally revealed yesterday! The band has also announced its first release and uploaded a clip of a PV for the song Maria.

AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) are: (※ L→R in photo above)
G. Otake (おたけ) [ex-CindyKate]
B. 篝-kagari- [ex-Veled ~ ArcDeaR]
V. NOAH [ex-A→Z.]
G. YOSHITO (ヨシト) [ex-SAINTIA (セインティア)]
D. Hyu-ga [ex-A→Z.]

AVANCHICK will release their first single, Maria, on 2014-06-25. For more information, please check the AVANCHICK discography page.



The band will hold their first live and sponsored event, Nuovo Strada Reale, on 2014-07-11 at SHIBUYA-REX. They will then embark on their first tour, Fukaki (孵化) from 2014-07-16 through 2014-10-11, with their tour final threeman, Fine Di Covare, on 2014-10-25 at SHIBUYA-REX.



AVANCHIK OHP artist page discography

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION models for Tritt fur Tritt anniversary
On 2014-09-22, legendary visual kei hair & makeup house Tritt für Tritt will celebrate its 10th(!) anniversary with a huge modeling & live event in Ikebukuro (池袋). After teasing details for the past five months, Tritt für Tritt has finally announced the full lineup of participants in its event―and a plethora of ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION musicians will appear!

Tritt für Tritt 10th anniversary event Tritt für Tritt, Ikebukuro wo JACK!? ~Shikaku to Choukaku no 「Jikohyougen」~ =HAIR MAKE & LIVE SHOW= (トリトリ,池袋をジャック!? ~視覚と聴覚の「自己表現」~ =ヘアメイク&ライブショー=)
2014-09-22 at Ikebukuro Toshima Koukaidou (池袋豊島公会堂)

【UNDER CODE PRODUCTION models】
  • KISAKI (UNDER CODE PRODUCTION president / LIN)
  • SUI (ex-Megaromania ~ LIN)
  • MIZALY (ex-Megaromania ~ LIN)
  • YUSHI (ex-Megaromania ~ LIN)
  • CERO (LIN)
  • Rame (ex-VIDOLL ~ Black Gene For the Next Scene)
  • SAN (ex-NEGA ~ the:Ø)
  • Ray (ex-NEGA ~ Licht Entertainment president)
  • Cecil (ex-E'm ~grief~)
  • RENA (ex-Vior gloire ~ THE BLACK SWAN)
  • RAI (ex-HEISEI ISHIN ~ GIGAMOUS)
  • YUKKIE (ex-HEISEI ISHIN ~ GIGAMOUS)
  • Otake (ex-CindyKate ~ AVANCHICK)
  • (unknown vocalist of AVANCHICK) (AVANCHICK)

【other models】
yo-ka (DIAURA) / Kayuu (ν) / Sizna (Moran) / Ice (BFN) / MINAMI / YUKI (CELL) / kyouki (Grieva) / Hisame (Grieva) / mikado (Oneness) / syuma (Oneness) / rui (MISARUKA) / rin (MISARUKA) / Agato (Tokami) / Yutaka (LUCHe.) / Hikaru (LUCHe.) / rino (Synk;yet) / yuiha (Synk;yet) / VAMPIRE ROSE / Humiya (SERIAL⇔NUMBER) / Seiran (HiMeDOKI) / Luy (ZIN) / Kei (ZIN) / Riku (ZIN) / Louie (Rose Noire) / Jill (Rose Noire) / Tomoya (LIV'ERT) / Tamaki Souji (MARBLE HEAD) / Shion (AXIA) / TAKUYA (REVIL) / RayJi (ViV) / TAKA (White Palette) / Sakinew (ex-TRUST) / Yuuka (ex-Fi'Ance.)

【live performances】
Royz / DIAURA / GOTCHAROCKA / ν / Kiryu (己龍)


While Tritt für Tritt will handle all hair and makeup for the modeling portions, they will collaborate with the following fashion houses for clothes and accessories: SEX POT, Royal Princess Alice, Angelic Pretty, SUPER LOVERS, Rion, and mIRA..

ex-CindyKate new band: AVANCHICK
ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) guitarist Otake (おたけ) has announced his new band: AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック)!!

Besides Otake, the other members haven't been revealed yet. However, the band has announced that it will hold its first sponsored event on 2014-07-11, and that its full details will be announced on 2014-05-21. In the mean time: do you recognize the voice in the sample that they uploaded?



AVANCHICK first live sponsored event Nuovo Strada Reale
2014-07-11 at SHIBUYA-REX
AVANCHICK / LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (guest) / ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) / THE BLACK SWAN / REIGN / AvelCain / the Gallo / Nihilizm



AVANCHICK OHP official Twitter Otake Twitter
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