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Posts from 2016

MARCO new live-limited single, 「Haitoku to Lingerie」
MARCO new live-limited single, 「Haitoku to Lingerie」

More details have been revealed for Marco's latest distributed release!

The single, now called Haitoku to Lingerie (背徳とランジェリー), will be officially released on August 11 at their free oneman live at Ikebukuro RUIDO K3. (I'm assuming that it'll still be distributed at their other lives during their threeman tour.) The CD will also be enclosed in the tickets of the band's free oneman, along with a LIVE CD, and the ticket will cost 5000 yen. Also being sold at the live will be a six-piece photoset of the band, and a sweet-looking towel.

FYI, Marco have also played a new song, Kinrandonsu (金襴緞子), at their 7/4 live...hope it appears in a future release (that I can actually get!!)!! They've also revealed their newest look, which is fierce as hell 🔥🔥🔥 I love how Rei's look is very reminiscent of that of Gara's look in the early days of MERRY~

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In other news, Marco will appear on the third day of chariots' presents tour, 「more glitch reception vol.4」 on July 30 at Ikebukuro EDGE. Also appearing will be PISARRO, Raindia (レインディア), and Mediena (メディーナ). ✨




chariots live DVD privilege for 「Kisai」
chariots will award a short live DVD to those who purchase Kisai (忌際) at their live on 2016-07-07 at EDGE IKEBUKURO.



chariots and PISARRO in 「DEEP MORE DEEP#4」
chariots and PISARRO will participate in the new omnibus DEEP MORE DEEP#4!

The compilation will be released on 2016-10-12, and will also feature THE EGOIST and VAN9ISH. Each band will contribute one new (or unreleased) song.

A release celebration event featuring those bands and others, CHEMICAL SYRUP VOL.31 -DEEP MORE DEEP#4, will be held on 2016-10-05 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4.

By the way, PISARRO will hold a “fourman” live, the chaotic gallery:picture02 edge ikebukuro -Yako Seitansai- (the chaotic gallery:picture02 edge ikebukuro -弥妓生誕祭-), on 2016-11-19 at EDGE IKEBUKURO, to celebrate the birthday of guitarist Yako (弥妓). Shinotsukuame (篠突く雨), Fixer, GLAM GRAMM@R, and a special birthday session opening act will participate.
chariots 「Kisai」 preview up
chariots has uploaded a preview of the PV for their upcoming single, Kisai (忌際).


chariots new single, 「Kisai」 + Gu. KAZ will depart from GENGAH
After releasing their latest single Senkou just two months ago, chariots isn't slowing down - they've announced a new single, and this time, it looks like it's a nationwide release! 👍🏻

The single, called Kisai (忌際) will be released on July 13 for 2,700 yen. The three-track CD will also come with a DVD, which will have the PV for the titular song. The band have also updated their live schedule and even have some instores planned to commemorate the single's release. All of this is displayed on their latest flyer which reveals their fierce new look!

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In other news, guitarist KAZ, who also performed alongside ex-TRIGGAH vocalist 壱-hajime- on his solo project GENGAH, will depart from said project on July 15, in view of chariots' lengthy schedule. His departure also happens to take place two days after the release of Kisai, and also when GENGAH will depart from their record label, DUAL CORE SOUND ENTERPRISE. KAZ first joined the project last September, but the fact that he will later leave in favor of chariots is no surprise; bassist Jin did the same when he left his previous band SHAPE SHIFTER to pursue his activities in the band.

chariots - Senkou preview, details, + new photo
chariots have revealed more details on their newest live-limited single, Senkou, and their new(ish) band pic has been revealed!

The single will cost 1,500 yen (with tax), and will have two tracks - the titular song itself, and words no freedom. Check out the preview below (although it doesn't play the second song apparently...):

Jin to secede from SHAPE SHIFTER
Bassist Houjou Jin (北條 迅) will secede from SHAPE SHIFTER at their 2016-04-12 live at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA. After that, the band intends to continue with the remaining 4 members.

I assume this means that Jin will focus activities on chariots, so this is good news, in a way.
chariots - togetoga PV + new live-limited single
With the announcement of a new PV and a new (distributed ;w;) single, chariots is already off to an exciting start!

The band has published the PV of their first single since their comeback, Togetoga! Looks like they had a lot of fun! You can view it here (or download it instead as it appears it'll be up for a limited time! 😉😁😉).

They've also announced a new single, Senkou (閃光), which will be distributed at their presents live, "more glitch reception vol.1" at Ikebukuro EDGE on April 15. The single is said to have two songs, but no further details have been announced yet. Attendees at the live will also receive a distributed booklet if they present their copy of Togetoga.
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.
ex-SIVA/gaNesha & ex-VARYL members form new band PISARRO
Certain members of gaNesha, SIVA, and VARYL are back, and they've formed a new band together!

The band, named PISARRO (ピサロ), will feature the following lineup:
Vo. KOE (虎歪) (ex-SIVA, gaNesha (as Kairi), etc.)
Gu. KAEDE (楓) (ex-ZERθGATE, EXEQUTE (as Sou))
Gu. YAKO (弥妓) (ex-gaNesha (as Keisuke), etc.)
Ba. Vian (ex-VARYL (as Yume))
Dr. WATARU (渉) (ex-Lucaria, the Dice (as Miya), etc.)



Also making a guest appearance at their live will be chariots. Tickets are available on March 26.
chariots rebirth in 2016
chariots has announced their revival!

The band will “thaw out” (解凍) and “rebirth” in 2016. Perennial support guests G. KAZ [ex-Ⅶ-Sense], B. Jin [ex-UnsraW], and D. Mikage [ex-Ⅶ-Sense] are now official members.

The band will freely distribute their new song, Togetoga (棘咎), through Like an Edison stores beginning on 2016-02-01. Their revival sponsored event live, more glitch reception vol.1, will be held on 2016-04-15.

http://weloveucp.com/lives/171/

⇒ chariots official website
⇒ chariots Twitter

Posts from 2015

Ren solo live and Mis†ake revival
Ren solo live and Mis†ake revival

Sanada Ren (of Tatoeba Konna Hanashi) has mentioned that Nanjou Riku (南條 戮) (of chariots) will appear at his 2016-01-11 solo live at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) JU-ZA.

Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji (as “Kurojuuji”) will perform, and cheki of both vocalists will be sold at the live. Those who purchase 5,000 yen worth of goods will be allowed to take a twoshot with either Ren or Riku, and will further receive a 2004 photograph of Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji. There's also something about personal goods/live DVD in regards to cheki being sold, but I don't understand it.

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Furthermore, Ren's 90s-visual alter-ego band Mis†ake will hold a time limited revival as Mis†akeⅡ (From.加古川). Their oneman, Mezamereba, REMEMBER (めざめれば、リメンバー), will be held on 2016-02-12 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) JU-ZA, with opening act Paranoid≠circuS.

I've no clue who the Mis†akeⅡ members are, as the flyer just shows weird stick figures. (In the past, it was Dali members, but I assume that's not the case anymore.)

The band's first PV DVD will be sold at the live, and there's also something about tea and SNS, but I have no fucking clue what they're talking about. It also appears they'll be hand-selling tickets somewhere, but, again, idk.
Ren solo oneman with Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji
Sanada Ren (the solo project of Tatoeba Konna Hanashi vocalist Ren) will hold his oneman, ed, on 2016-01-11 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) JU-ZA.

It appears, from the flyer, that Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji will appear as a guest act. There's no mention if ex-chariots vocalist RIKU or any other usual members of Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji will participate, but I'll update if more information becomes available.
SUI and MIZALY special oneman live
SUI and MIZALY of LIN will hold their special request live and “tribute oneman”, Proof of raison d'etre, on 2016-02-14 at Ikebukuro (池袋) CYBER. Their tribute session band “10TH REINCARNATION” will perform, along with opening acts Dead Children, RAINDIA (レインディア), and Paranoid≠circuS.

10TH REINCARNATION
V. SUI [LIN]
G. MIZALY [LIN]
G. KAZ [ex-chariots support ~ etc.]
B. 禊-MISOGI- [ELYSION]
D. Mikage (美景) [ex-chariots support ~ etc.]

The costumes and 10-song setlist of 10TH REINCARNATION will be decided by fans' requests, which are accepted from 2015-11-30 through 2015-12-30 at mml0214_request@yahoo.co.jp (and are accepted even from people who can't attend the live). Each person may send 3 emails within that period―each must have the title “2月14日投票”, and the following contents: 3 requested songs + memories/reason for choosing those songs; requested costume + memories/reason for choosing that costume; full name; and email address.

Any Metis Gretel, Megaromania, or LIN song is eligible for request, and any costumes from the following list are eligible:
  1. Megaromania
    God of Megaromania -Junketsu NO Kokuin- / Bishuu no Kajitsu / Angelical Jewelry
  2. Transparent Shine
  3. APOCALYPSE
  4. evil / holy / deus
  5. Oblivious
  6. AURORA-destinies of world-
  7. Oath-cross of eternity-
  8. Quintessence Voyage
  9. Artistical Glint
  10. Propaganda
  11. Heaven's Novel
  12. Megaromania
  13. LIN
    Sacred Xanadu
  14. Recollection of Phoenix
  15. Memento-Mori
  16. Dedicate to Graveyard

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 7/31
I've been too busy updating layout stuff to bother posting news m(_ _)m. So here's the latest minor stuff:


  • ARLEQUIN will stream at NICONICO on 2015-08-05 from 21:00. They'll watch and talk about offshot footage from their tour for 1 hour.
  • ARLEQUIN and PENTAGON are featured in free paper VR Virtual Reality vol.037.
  • ARLEQUIN bassist Shohei (祥平) and PENTAGON guitarist Yutori (ゆとり) are in Cure Vol.144.
  • Session band G:K will perform on 2015-08-17 at Ikebukuro (池袋) RUIDO K3 with lineup 【V. toshia [ex-Philia~FAZ] / G. YOUDAI [ex-WHITEBLACK] / B. leaya [Vasalla] / D. Mikage [ex-chariots support ~ etc.]】.

    FOODED SEAL vocalist Sami (雅美) will also have a session band at the event (as drummer). [And completely unrelatedly, ex-SULFURIC ACID vocalist MASAKI will be there. Cool~]
  • On 2015-08-07 at Osaka (大阪) MUSE, KISAKI (LIN), and SAN and Rame from Black Gene For the Next Scene, will appear in a session band together:

    【V. KOU (コウ) [Shounenki (少年記)] / V. YOU (ヨウ) [BLaive] / V. SACCI [SOUIUMONO (サウイフモノ)] / G. SAN [Black Gene For the Next Scene] / G. SARSHI [HERO] / B. KISAKI [LIN] / D. Ichirou (一朗) [Lycaon] / MC. RAMEtan (ラメたん) [Black Gene For the Next Scene]】
  • LIN is the cover artist for free paper SEVEN Vol.025. They'll have a special interview about their activity pause.
  • Oneness, who recently disbanded, are liquidating their goods via the Double River Record web shop. Rare posters, towels, cheki sets, and other goods are available again, as are additional quantities of their memorial pamphlet.
  • Paranoid≠circuS has uploaded the cover art and tracklist for their upcoming single, 69. It's on sale at CDJapan now.
  • PENTAGON have a new towel designed by 眠花-minpha-.
SUI and MIZALY sessions
LIN V. SUI and G. MIZALY will hold a session at Re;aL's sponsored event on 2015-09-25. The other members have not yet been announced. SUI will also participate in a session event on 2015-07-23 (which includes some ex-chariots and SHAPE SHIFTER members).

http://weloveucp.com/lives/83/
http://weloveucp.com/lives/85/
New Band - SHAPE SHIFTER
Vocalist Z (of Moi Dix Mois and Art Cube) has announced that he is making a new band featuring some former UCP musicians! Their name is SHAPE SHIFTER and they are signed to DUALCORE SOUND ENTERPRISE, like Art Cube was.

SHAPE SHIFTER are:
V. Z [Ex-After Image, Hizaki (Support), Brain Hacker, Art Cube, Moi Dix Mois, etc]
G. Igarashi Tomoka (五十嵐 友華)
G. Igarashi Takuya (五十嵐 拓也) (Tomoka's younger brother)
B. Houjou Jin (北條 迅) [Ex-Feather's Blue, Chariots (Support), UnsraW, etc]
D. Aki Majuri (安岐 真珠理) [Ex-Babylon, SIVA (Support), E'm~Grief~, Jikuu Kaizoku SEVEN SEAS (時空海賊SEVEN SEAS), etc]

They've both opened an official home page and a Twitter account.

Here's to hoping they're more active than Art Cube were. I, for one, am happy to see Maiju back!


New RIKU band: 「C」 SESSION
Vocalist RIKU (ex-Phantasmagoria~etc.) has announced his new session band, 「C」 SESSION, comprised completely of ex-chariots support members. 「C」 SESSION will hold its first live on 2015-08-25.

「C」 SESSION are:
V. RIKU (戮) [ex-Phantasmagoria, chariots, LIN, etc.]
G. KAZ [ex-chariots support, etc.]
B. Jin (迅) [ex-chariots support, etc.]
D. MIKAGE (美景) [ex-chariots support, etc.]

http://weloveucp.com/lives/79/

「C」 SESSION has opened its official website.
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.

Posts from 2014

News roundup 7/10
Here's the latest news, featuring ex-chariots, carat (カラット), ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト), ex-ClearVeil, KISAKI, LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-), Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし), ex-Vasalla (覇叉羅), and more:

  • An ex-ClearVeil members' session will perform on 2014-09-29:

    Shachihoko ROCKER'S (鯱鉾ROCKER'S)
    【V. HIRO (ヒロ) [ex-EAT YOU ALIVE] / G. Takaki (貴樹) [DEATHGAZE] / G. Nozomi (希) [ex-ClearVeil ~ carat] / B. HISAYOSHI [ex-ClearVeil] / D. Yuize (ゆいぜ) [ex-ASS'n'ARRow]】
  • LIN song Sacred Xanadu was ranked #1 in downloads via INDIES OFFICIAL SOUND last week. The song was #2 the week previous and is #2 this week as well.
  • LIN sell special cheki sets at their live today. Each set costs 5,000 yen and contains 11 cheki, and includes some bonus purikura.
  • NANIWA V has revealed its official mascots (which were decided via designers' contest): Hirokuma (ひろくま) [a bear based on FEST VAINQUEUR bassist HIRO] and Kisakirin (きさきりん) [a giraffe based on KISAKI].


  • The first 100 people who purchase LIN goods at lives will receive PROMOTION DVD 「Chaotic Resistance」. According to the photo in this post, I'm guessing that it's a live clip or live footage PV?
  • Paranoid≠circuS' latest single, Chikonka (鎮魂歌) is now on sale. By the way, if I haven't mentioned it yet, they're signed to ex-DAS:VASSER label ELE-MUSIC!
  • Paranoid≠circuS drummer YUSURA (ユスラ) seems to have left the band on 2014-05-21, due his mental instability caused by an accident he was involved in. The band announced that it seems implausible for him to continue band activity, although this wasn't a 100% concrete statement.
  • As always, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi have a bunch of live-limited stuff going on: demo single MVL, 2014-07-04 live DVD, new song CD-R, scarf + member badge set... Check the Tatoeba Konna Hanashi discography for full information.
  • ZI:KILL cover session band featuring ex-chariots, CindyKate (シンディケイト), and Vasalla members will perform on 2014-08-11 and 2014-08-28:

    G:K (on 2014-08-11)
    【V. ToshiA / G. KAIE (カイエ) [ex-Vasalla ~ KISSBULLET] / B. LEAYA [ex-Vasalla ~ L.S.K] / D. MIKAGE [ex-chariots support ~ etc.]】

    G:K (on 2014-08-28)
    【V. ToshiA / G. KAIE (カイエ) [ex-Vasalla ~ KISSBULLET] / B. LEAYA [ex-Vasalla ~ L.S.K] / D. Masami (雅美) [ex-CindyKate ~ FOODED SEAL]】
News roundup 4/11
The latest news, featuring chariots, KISAKI, LIN, Oneness, SIVA, and Tatoeba Konna Hanashi:

  • At the chariots-requiem live on 2014-04-15, the band will sell special cheki, chariots releases, and “Alfred rich rock” branded lighters.
  • I thought I'd posted about this, but guess I didn't...?

    KISAKI and KAMIJO will hold a special talk event sponsored by ZEAL LINK on 2014-04-11 (today!) as part of the store's new ZEAL LINK CHANNEL series. Kaya and Kon (紺) (CELL) will appear as special guests. Tickets were awarded to those who purchased special ZEAL LINK-limited photocards.

    Purchase of a photocard (1,500 yen, limited 40) would gain a standing-area ticket to the event, and purchase of a set (2,000 yen, limited 60) would gain a sitting-area ticket. Furthermore, special cheki will be sold at the event (1,000 yen each), and purchase of 3 would be awarded with a threeshot cheki taken of the customer with KISAKI and KAMIJO.
  • LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) is on the cover of SEVEN Vol.016 and will be on the cover of Zeth Vol.4.
  • KISAKI and the other LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) members have been TwitCasting occasionally. Follow KISAKI's TwitCasting account for future updates.
  • LIN guitarist CERO has clarified that his name is pronounced セロ (sero); I guess some people were mistakenly calling him ケロ (kero).
  • Oneness is in the middle of shooting photos for their new look. In the mean time, vocalist JUKI (ジュキ) has written an interesting blog post about the band's past costumes.
  • On the topic of Oneness, we all know that the initial press of their single SETSUNA SAKURETSU (セツナサクレツ) sold out immediately and reached #4 on the ORICON indies chart. Well, if you recall, the band quickly put out a 2nd press, and it seems that too has sold out.
  • ex-SIVA drummer Kiri (霧) will hold his session at Freaks' Music Production's sponsored event, Age of the Neo Freaks Vol.1, on 2014-05-01 at Birth Shinjuku. 【V. (TBA) / G. REI (レイ) (@NNIVERSARY) / G. Ue (Vampire) / B. MA-YA (Pan-d-ra) / D. Kiri (ex-SIVA)】
  • Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) will sell two previously-out-of-stock photosets at their 2014-04-12 live for 1,000 yen each. Each set contains 4 photos, and those who purchase both sets will further receive a 4 piece offshot photoset.
Megaromania birthday event additions
More lineup details have been announced regarding the birthday events of ex-Megaromania members 美沙麗-Misery- and 邑詩-Yushi-:

Misery BIRTHDAY EVENT424CARATS 2014-04-24 at Ikebukuro (池袋) RUIDO K3
  • -MAIN ACT- Misery BIRTHDAY SESSION (美沙麗BIRTHDAY SESSION) (main act)
    【V. Z (Art Cube) / G. Misery (ex-Megaromania) / G. Otake (おたけ) (ex-CindyKate) / B. Jin (迅) (ex-chariots sp.) / D. Yushi (ex-Megaromania)】
  • -GUESTS- Art Cube / Synk;yet / Re-lay / FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) (added 2/21) / Crimson Shiva (added 2/21) / (TBA)

Yushi BIRTHDAY EVENTIdentity Crisis 2014-05-25 at Ikebukuro (池袋) RUIDO K3
  • -MAIN ACT- Yushi BIRTHDAY SESSION BAND (邑詩BIRTHDAYセッションバンド) (main act)
    【V. 翠-Sui- (ex-Megaromania) / G. Takeru (猛) (SAVAGE) / G. KAZ (ex-chariots sp.) / B. YUKI (CELL) / D. Yushi (ex-Megaromania)】
  • -GUESTS- SAVAGE / Synk;yet / VAMPIRE ROSE / VABeL (added 2/21) / REDRUM (added 2/21) / (secret band TBA 4/21) / (encore large session)
Roundup 2/16
Here's the latest mini-news roundup, featuring 12012, 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi, ARLEQUIN (アルルカン), chariots, E'm ~grief~, Megaromania, Oneness, REALies, and SIVA members.

  • After over 11 years of activity, 12012 will indefinitely pause activities after their 2014-12-12 event/oneman (details TBA). Their reason given is essentially “lack of direction”, but the members' full comments are available (in Japanese) here.
  • Oneness will hold a free oneman, KANSHA SAKURETSU (カンシャサクレツ), on 2014-04-06 at HOLIDAY NEXT NAGOYA to celebrate the #4 indies ORICON ranking of their latest single. The title strip from any type of the single (including the 2nd press) is required to receive a ticket.


  • 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) has given another obscured view of their upcoming official photography.
  • REALies latest single, SETSUNA CANDLE (セツナキャンドル), has ranked #5 on the ORICON indies chart.
  • More information about RIKU's chariots-requiem: according to his blog post, it seems to be an ongoing session band, as he has not yet put together a new official band. Their 2014-04-15 live is called King of 『M』 Order, and guest players are 【V. RIKU / G. KAZ / G. Takeru (猛) (SAVAGE) / B. Jin (迅) / D. MIKAGE】.
  • As far as I can tell, Lilith's upcoming 3rd “EP” might be a single with the songs Galassia and Legacy. They will also hold a oneman in April. Details should be released soon.
  • ex-Megaromania drummer 邑詩-yushi- was supposed to appear at VAMPIRE ROSE's 2014-02-16 oneman at Kanazawa (金沢) van van V4. However, the live was cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date (TBA), due to support members' inability to travel because of bad winter storms.
  • ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) international street team has translated the band's interview with ViSULOG. The translation is available in three parts (so far): part 1, part 2, part 3.
  • The lineup of ex-SIVA vocalist KAIRI (カイリ) session band Bakeneko (化け猫) has been revealed: 【V. KAIRI / G. ShinyA (ex-Signal) / G. Keisuke (圭介) (ex-gaNesha) / Dr. Majyu (摩珠) (ex-E'm ~grief~)】.
  • The lineup of Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) on 2014-03-08 has been finalized: 【V. 樹-Itsuki- (SUZAKU) / G. Ao (碧) (ex-paradeis) / G. KAEDE (カヱデ) (ex-MEKAKUSI (メカクシ)) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. REIYA (ex-LIN)】
  • The full lineup at ex-SUZAKU (朱) new band ISORA (イソラ) formation event on 2014-03-29 has been announced: Delia and REIRA SESSION (レイラセッション) will perform in addition to the previously-mentioned bands.
RIKU live and revival?
ex-LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) vocalist RIKU will perform with chariots-requiem on 2014-04-15 at SHIBUYA REX. He hasn't given us further details yet―is this a full chariots revival? one-time session?―but let's hope for the best.

2014-04-15 at SHIBUYA REX chariots-requiem / CELL / RUVISH / mikey / SAVAGE / GLEIVE / Fixer / ONE night JOKER 【V. (TBA) / G. Tsukasa (つかさ) (★no HOUSE (★noハウス)) / G. Shuutarou (崇太郎) (ex-GAKIDO) / B. YUHSUKE (RUVISH) / D. Taiga (大河) (ex-ZUCK)】

Sui event setlists and small announcement
ex-vocalist of Megaromania 翠-Sui- has completed his two birthday events, and I have lineups, goods lists, and partial setlists from them. I also have a small bit of good news: it seems that Sui mentioned that he is working toward a new band, to be revealed later in 2014!

● 2013-01-22 Beautiful Elements
【V. Sui / G. Misery (ex-Megaromania) / G. Kyohei (ex-zechs) / B. Jin (ex-chariots support) / D. Mikage (ex-chariots support)】
  1. Uso (嘘) (kein cover)
  2. Hanamadoi (花惑) (D cover)
  3. Virgin Mary (Schwardix Marvally cover)
  4. HEAVEN'S TERRITORY (Schwardix Marvally cover)
  5. Sabbath (Megaromania cover)

● 2013-01-23 Unlimited Voice
【V. Sui / G. Chikage (ex-Megaromania) / G. Rukia (ex-Metis Gretel) / B. Setsuna (ex-Metis Gretel) / D. Yushi (ex-Megaromania)】
  1. Crimson (Megaromania cover)
  2. ...last scene, continued... (Metis Gretel cover)
  3. Maiden (Metis Gretel cover)
  4. [SE] Genwaku no Shinwa (幻惑の神話) (Metis Gretel cover)
  5. Crystal float (Metis Gretel cover)
  6. Naraku no Soko (奈落の底) (Laputa cover)
  7. Furan YUE NI... (腐乱ユエニ...) (La:Sadie's cover)
  8. [EN feat. Misery (ex-Megaromania)] MASK (Metis Gretel cover)

● 2013-01-23 Unlimited Voice
【V. Sui / G. Misery (ex-Megaromania) / G. KAZ (ex-chariots support) / B. Jin (ex-chariots support) / D. Majyu (摩珠) (ex-E'm ~grief~)】
  1. Distinctive Territory (Megaromania cover)
  2. Cynthia (Megaromania cover)
  3. Wail of crested (Megaromania cover)
  4. Niji (虹) (L'Arc~en~Ciel cover)
  5. Hanasaku Inochi Aru Kagiri (花咲く命ある限り) (Raphael cover)
  6. Sabbath (Megaromania cover)

【2013-01-22 goods】
● gorgeous special cheki (500 yen / limited 20 / 1 type of 4 possible randomly given)
 ◆ type A (limited 10): includes photography session
 ◆ type B (limited 2): signed
 ◆ type C (limited 5): choice of personalized voicemail recording or personal belonging
 ◆ type D (limited 3): cheki of chosen member
● polaroid (1500 yen / limited)

【2013-01-23 goods】
● Sui solo photoset (1500 yen / limited / 10 unpublished photos of Sui from previous bands / signed and with event logo)
● special cheki (500 yen / limited 20 / 1 random type of 2 possible)
 ◆ type A (limited 10): signed / B (limited 10): chosen member
● polaroid set (3000 yen / limited / includes 2 polaroids)
● day-limited Sui-related sales (previous bands' releases, etc.)
● unreleased BOOTLEG LIVE DVD (one type w/ purchase of 4000 yen of cheki / both w/ 8000 yen purchase / shipped later in January)
 ◆ type A: footage from ~2008 / type B: footage from ~2014

Posts from 2013

GOEMON RECORDS events and Sui session final
GOEMON RECORDS has announced a few events in the New Year, including some REALies×ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) crossovers, and the final appearance of ex-Megaromania vocalist 翠-Sui-'s session band.

GOEMON RECORDS PRESENTS New Year dynamite projectt!2014☆Goemon Shinnenkai? Atsumare! Goemon GYAA!!? (2014☆ごえもん新年会?集まれ!ごえもんギャっ!!?) 2014-01-06 at Shibuya (渋谷) Rex
● ARLies (アルライズ) 【V. Rayka (REALies) / G. Ritsu (REALies) / G. Kuruto (ARLEQUIN) / B. Shohei (ex-CindyKate~ARLEQUIN) / D. Tamon】
● REALkan (REAL缶) 【V. Aki (ARLEQUIN) / G. N∀O (REALies) / G. Nao (ex-Cu[be]~ARLEQUIN) / B. Akino (REALies) / D. Kazna (REALies)】
● ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) / REALies / Goemon (ごえもん) (MC)
※ gachagacha will be held featuring exclusive badges


GOEMON RECORDS PresentsDear&Hate 2014-01-20 at Shibuya (渋谷) Rex
ARLEQUIN / REVOLVE (レボルブ) / LucaRia / DOLLARS / Stealth Mania / Ms.LIAR / EXEQUTE


GOEMON RECORDS presentsBAKA YAROO ☆ VALENTINE (バカヤロー☆バレンタイン) 2014-02-15 at Birth Shinjuku
● REALies / ARLEQUIN / NAINE / Airish / PLACEBO (プラセボ) / Ms.LIAR / 【Ecthelion】 / 0801弐209XX6 / inc.RIBON
● Sui SESSION -FINAL!?- (翠セッション-FINAL!?-) 【V. Sui (ex-Megaromania) / G. Misery (美沙麗) (ex-Megaromania) / G. kyohei (ex-zechs) / B. Jin (迅) (ex-chariots support~UnsraW) / D. Mikage (美景) (ex-chariots support~Ⅶ-Sense)】

Sui birthday event updates
ex-Megaromania vocalist 翠-Sui- revealed more details about his upcoming 2-day birthday live events. He's given more information about the lineups for both days (although complete information is still TBA), has revealed that he will make an important announcement on the second day, and has unveiled his first fan meeting event.

Sui BIRTHDAY 2DAYS LIVE Beautiful Elements
2014-01-22 at Shibuya REX
  • Sui SESSION (翠セッション) (guest) 【V. Sui (ex-Megaromania) / G. Misery (ex-Megaromania) / G. Kyohei (ex-zechs) / B. Jin (ex-UnsraW~chariots) / D. Mikage (ex-Ⅶ-Sense~chariots)
  • ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) (guest) / Art Cube / Crimson Shiva / Synk;yet / LucaRia / SAVAGE
  • (others TBA)

PREMIUM LIVE
Unlimited Voice
2014-01-23 at Ikebukuro RUIDO K3
day-limited sessions (TBA) featuring:
Sui (ex-Metis Gretel~Megaromania) / 美沙麗-Misery- (ex-Metis Gretel~Megaromania) / 蜘影-Chikage- (ex-Megaromania) / 邑詩-Yushi- (ex-Megaromanai) / Rukia (ex-Metis Gretel) / Setsuna (刹那) (ex-Metis Gretel) / 迅 (Jin) (ex-UnsraW) (friendship appearance) / (others TBA)

※ important announcement will be made on 2014-01-23


Sui's “first birthday secret fan meeting” the day after his birthday lives end. Admission to the event is 10,000 yen and must be applied for via email between 2013-11-01 and 2013-12-01, but the hassles brings a nice dinner and drinks, talks with musicians, photography sessions, and more. Furthermore, those who bring their ticket stubs from the previous days' live events will receive a secret present!

Sui first BIRTHDAY SECRET FAN MEETING 2014-01-24 at (somewhere in Shibuya TBA)
  • course meal + drinks (about 120 minute dinner)
  • guest speakers and musician talks + more
  • rare video footage shown
  • 2-shot cheki with guest and musician
  • and more, TBA

※ secret present freely distributed to those who bring ticket stubs from 2014-01-22&23 events

RIKU web activity and birthday event
RIKU web activity and birthday event

ex-LIN vocalist RIKU has finally taken tentative steps toward new musical activities! Just a few days ago he launched his official Twitter account (@rikuvoice), and today he announced a sponsored event in celebration of his birthday! Let's hope that this marks a coming full return to the music!

Full details of RIKU's live event have yet to be announced—it's uncertain if he will appear as chariots (his solo project) or completely solo under his own name—but he's at least announced some guest players who will appear (many of whom have played for chariots or other UCP bands in the past!):

RIKU birthday sponsored event Alfred rich rock
2014-01-17 at EDGE Ikebukuro
featured guest players, in no particular order:
  • 【V】 RIKU (ex-LIN)
  • 【G】 KEN (ex-DOREMIDAN) / Ryu (SLIME) / TOMOZO (TRIGGAH) / Chikage (ex-Megaromania) / Otake (ex-CindyKate) / +Yu (ex-ZODIA) / KAZ (ex-chariots support)
  • 【B】 Shigure (THE RHEDORIC) / Jin (ex-chariots support)
  • 【D】 Reika (ex-Madeth gray'll) / MIKAGE (ex-chariots support) / Shou (ex-chariots support)

ex-UCP sessions update 2013-09-22
Here are some recent and upcoming sessions featuring ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION band members. Know something I missed? Share it in the comments!

● 2013-08-26 at Ash OSAKA
黒烏龍茶 【B. Karasu (ex-SUZAKU) / V. Syuuya (ex-scarlet) / G. Ao (ex-paradeis) / D. minoru (ex-Called≠Plan)】

● 2013-09-01 at Shinsaibashi club ALIVE
GRiST 【V. shall (ex-Vior gloire) / etc.】
※ live-limited live DVD sold

● 2013-09-08 at Pillar Cafe
Otake (ex-CindyKate)

● 2013-09-15 at Birth Shinjuku
BIRTHDAY SPECIAL SESSION BAND (バースデースペシャルセッションバンド) 【G. Otake (ex-CindyKate) / V. Tsubaki (ViolenSus Luxion) / G. Maki (Diana) / B. Tama (GOKIBURI) / D. Soara (Diana)】

● 2013-09-16 at Ash OSAKA
Shugokusatsu (瞬獄殺) 【V. Ituki (ex-SUZAKU) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / etc.】

● 2013-09-17
Kizuna (絆) (ex-SUZAKU)

● 2013-09-18 at Ikebukuro CYBER
Otake (ex-CindyKate)

● 2013-09-21 at INAZUMA ROCK FES 2013
Purple Stone 【feat. Support D. ARU (ex-Vior gloire)

● 2013-09-27 at OSAKA RUIDO
Purple Stone 【feat Support D. ARU (ex-Vior gloire)

● 2013-10-02 at Ikebukuro RUIDO K3
Sui SESSION (翠セッション) 【V. Sui (ex-Megaromania) / G. Misery (ex-Megaromania) / B. Jin (ex-chariots) / D. Maju (ex-E'm ~grief~) / G. Kyohei (ex-zechs)】

● 2013-10-13 at Nagoya ell.SIZE
Tairou Shineitai (太郎親衛隊) 【V. Saki (ex-ClearVeil) / G. Nozomi (ex-ClearVeil) / B. Hisayoshi (ex-ClearVeil) / D. Yuize (ex-ClearVeil support) / G. Takaki (DEATHGAZE)】

● 2013-10-19 at Tokyo KINEMA Club
VAMPIRE ROSE 【D. Yushi (ex-Megaromania) / V. ROSE (VAMPIRE ROSE) / G. KAZ (ex-Ⅶ-Sense) / G. LUVIO (La'veil MizeriA) / B. Shiori (Synk;yet)】

● 2013-10-21 at Ikebukuro CYBER
Unchain Project-holy night- 【V. YU-I (ex-CindyKate) / G. Chikage (ex-Megaromania) / G. Otake (ex-CindyKate) / B. Hyoga (ex-Megaromania) / D. Yushi (ex-Megaromania)

● 2013-10-22 at Ikebukuro CYBER
Unchain Project-dark night- 【V. YU-I (ex-CindyKate) / G. Chikage (ex-Megaromania) / G. Otake (ex-CindyKate) / B. Hyoga (ex-Megaromania) / D. Yushi (ex-Megaromania)

● 2013-10-23 at Ikebukuro CYBER
MegaCin (メガシン) 【V. YU-I (ex-CindyKate) / G. Chikage (ex-Megaromania) / G. Otake (ex-CindyKate) / B. Hyoga (ex-Megaromania) / D. Yushi (ex-Megaromania)
※ Hyoga (ex-Megaromania) will hold a “talk show” press conference featuring moderator Otake (ex-CindyKate)
※ Hyoga (ex-Megaromania) will retire after this live

● 2013-10-24 at Shinsaibashi FANJ-twice
Shugokusatsu (瞬獄殺) 【V. Ituki (ex-SUZAKU) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / etc.】
Kizuna SESSION BAND (絆セッションバンド) 【G. SAN (ex-NEGA)

● 2013-11-01 at Ikebukuro RUDIO K3
Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) 【B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / etc.】
KENTZ' new label, and other updates
KENTZ' new label, and other updates

ex-chariots support drummer KENTZ (who you may know from his “final stage” which was sponsored by UNDER CODE, due to his terminal cancer) has announced the creation of his own record label: Candy Vox Music!

The label is a joint venture with ViViD roadie Takeshi, and has has already announced its first three sets of two-day sponsored events: First Impression, Second Impression, and Third Impression. ex-SIVA band gaNesha will appear at one of the events and KENTZ will hold his own session band at another. For more information, please check the Candy Vox Music OHP.

Candy Vox Music

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Earlier this year, KENTZ also released a digital book! The book, 5 Do no DISCORD (5度のディスコード), was released on 2013-03-27, and features a fictional account of the drama that unfolds after visual kei band “Blanc de Vibert” disbands due to the death of one of its members. Although the story is fictional, it's based on KENTZ' years of experience in visual kei bands (Le:view, Mars, Lusus, Sepia, 「Aya」, chariots, etc.).

5 Do no DISCORD is available on Amazon JP through their Kindle app, and is currently only 99 yen. The writer is listed as 西風希祥, and the total length is about 110 pages.

Buy 5 Do no DISCORD · 西風希祥 temporary blog

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As far as KENTZ' health is concerned, he had recently stated that he seemed to be recovering... but, unfortunately, a later post said that his cancer seemed to have spread. Still, he seems to be in good spirits, and with his new label and session band, it seems that he's refused to give up. KENTZ posts daily to his blog and is now also on Twitter as well:

KENTZ official blog · KENTZ official Twitter
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION memorial omnibus


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.

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Posts from 2012

chariots mini-album tracklist


chariots (solo project of LIN vocalist RIKU) has finally announced the tracklisting for its upcoming mini-album, griever. Check it out below, and share your thoughts!

chariots
griever
2012-12-12 2,625 yen mini-album CD

  1. Rosy
  2. killing advisory
  3. griever
  4. 亜種 Ashu
  5. Triskaidekaphobia

Reborn chariots announces first release


The newly reborn chariots has announced its first mini-album!

Called griever, and containing four new songs plus the now sold out 亜種 (Ashu), the mini-album will be released this December for 2,625 yen. As we previously posted, chariots will embark on a short event tour to celebrate the release. Further details about the mini-album are TBA, but the wording about it (“reborn chariots' first music”) implies that there may be more to come!

chariots
griever
2012-12-12 2,625 yen mini-album CD

  1. Rosy
  2. killing advisory
  3. griever
  4. 亜種 Ashu
  5. Triskaidekaphobia

chariots: new release + tour.


Surprising news, chariots will be releasing a new CD in december (info TBA), and to promote this one, they'll be touring in december. Bellow the dates and line-up.

Chariots release tour 2012「griever groover」
2012-12-20 at SHIBUYA REX
chariots / NEGA(guest) / BIOSPHIA / AIM / OROCHI / 東京カルテット(Tokyo Quartet) / シビレバシル(sibilebashir) / TRUST / Synk;yet-シンクイェット-

2012-12-21 at SHIBUYA REX
chariots / KISAKI PROJECT feat.砂月(Satsuki)(Guest) / Megaromania / LuLu / ギャロ(THE GALLO) / DEZERT GALEYD / A(エース) / LIPHLICH / DEPAIN

2012-12-22 at NAGOYA CLUB 3 STAR IMAIKE
chariots / Megaromania / Cu[be] / GALEYD / DEZERT / OROCHI / AIM / A(エース) / Avidit.

2012-12-24 at OSAKA MUSE
chariots / Megaromania / GALEYD / DEZERT / OROCHI / AIM / A(エース) / Jackman / パノラマ虚構ゼノン(Panorama Kyokou Xenon) / ワン☆スター(one☆star)

Update on Kentz' last stage...
As previously mentioned, UNDER CODE is supporting ex-「あゃ」 (「Aya」) [and ex-chariots support] drummer 兼継 (Kentz) by sponsoring his “last stage” events. It turns out that “last stage” doesn't just refer to musical retirement...

Through a press release, Kentz has revealed that he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. He wants to take the stage one last time to, quite literally, celebrate the last stage of his life. Below is a rough translation of his statement:



I've come to understand that I have terminal cancer, and I decided I wanted to return to the stage in my short remaining life, so I talked with the ex-「Aya」 members about a revival live.
Each member, despite his current activities, willingly agreed and so we set about determining the details.

It crossed my mind that I was with chariots two years ago.
Since this will probably be my life's last live, I thought chariots should by all means appear and suggested this idea to KISAKI, who agreed.

At first I intended to produce the event myself, but since I didn't have any experience I found it difficult to book a lineup, and so I contacted KISAKI (who has considerable experience with event production) and he agreed to arrange everything.
For KISAKI's willing agreement, I am truly grateful.

KISAKI has been involved in many crossroads in my life.
Back when 「Aya」 was expanding through Kantou, whenever we had office problems, he constantly invited us to chariots lives and always kindly gave us advice.

And now, with my cancer battle, he tells me “don't give up”.
In that way my respect for KISAKI has grown considerably, and for his help producing my last live, I am truly grateful.

After all of this, I consider him an older brother.

Everyone, please come to my life's last stage and burn the images into your eyes and commit them to happy memory.

(Kentz)
http://www.under-code.jp/kentz/


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And KISAKI adds “I've decided to support Kentz, a valued junior who is in the middle of fighting an illness, through his life's LAST STAGE. Everyone, please lend your support.
http://ameblo.jp/undercode-kisaki/entry-11170327897.html


Very sad. This news really changes the meaning of the live, doesn't it? Let's pray for Kentz and wish him a final period filled with happiness. Good luck Kentz!
SELFISH DREAMER with Anjyu'
UNDER CODE is sponsoring an event for 兼継 (Kentz), ex drummer of 「あゃ」 (「Aya」) and chariots, as he retires from the music scene. (I mentioned this live in a previous post, but full details have since been revealed.)



The live is called SELFISH DREAMER with DEAR FRIENDS and will take place on April 21st and 28th. At both lives, 「あゃ」 (「Aya」) will hold a revival performance, and chariots will appear as a friendship guest. Furthermore, NEGA and REALies will appear during the first day, and Dali, REALies, and Vior gloire will appear on the second day. Furthermore, Anjyu' will hold a revival performance during the second day.

Kentz LAST STAGE SELFISH DREAMER with DEAR FRIENDS
2012-04-21 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER
「あゃ」 (「Aya」) (one day revival), chariots (friendship performance), NEGA, BIOSPHIA, REALies, 水鏡 (Mizukagami), ROGUE, yazzmad

2012-04-28 at ESAKA MUSE
「あゃ」 (「Aya」) (one day revival), chariots (friendship performance), Ⅶ-Sense, Dali, Anjyu' (one day revival), REALies, Vior gloire

chariots live
If you recall, during chariots' final tour, RIKU announced that chariots would be resuming activities during 2012 rather than disbanding as originally planned (...). Well, no major announcements have been made yet, but the band's first live in 2012 has been announced.

chariots will take the stage in April to celebrate previous support drummer 兼継 (Kentz) as he retires from music. This live, SELFISH DREAMER with DEAR FRIENDS, will presumably take place over two days at unspecified livehouses in Tokyo and Osaka. No other details have been announced.

I thought that RIKU had announced chariots would be reviving as a full band, but it seems to still be a solo project: the chariots lineup for that day features RIKU and guest players guitarist シノ (SHINO, ex-SCISSORS), bassist 迅 (Jin, ex-UnsraW), and drummer 鈴音 (Suzune, ex-AND).

Posts from 2011

[Archived] chariots updates
It was announced today that Black Gene For the Next Scene will appear at the first live in chariots' last tour.

chariots Tokyo/Nagoya/Osaka sponsored last TOUR 2011 subculture Final-edition -toKyo-
2011-12-21 at 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) CLUB PHASE
chariots, FUTURISM・BOYZ, Ⅶ-Sense, S.Q.F, TRIGGAH, GAKIDO, BIOSPHIA, One★Star, Black Gene For the Next Scene (announced 10-01)

subculture Final-edition -naGoya-
2011-12-23 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) CLUB 3 STAR IMAIKE
chariots, FUTURISM・BOYZ, Ⅶ-Sense, S.Q.F, TRIGGAH, GAKIDO, UNDEAD, One★Star, Jackman

subculture Final-edition -osAka-
2011-12-24 at OSAKA MUSE
chariots, Lycaon (guest), FUTURISM・BOYZ, Ⅶ-Sense, S.Q.F, TRIGGAH, GAKIDO, Solaris.★



Furthermore, RIKU has announced the support musician lineup for the events (if you're wondering, there will be no drummer):
  • Vo. RIKU
  • Gu. シノ (SHINO) [ex-SCISSOR, MiU]
  • Gu. 叶真-TOWMA- [dolore]
  • Ba. 迅 (Jin) [ex-UnsraW]
  • Dr. 斐静-HIZKA- [dolore] (announced 2011-10-01)

[Archived] chariots to end
As you know, chariots started out as a band, but became RIKU's solo project after “disbanding.” As a solo project, chariots has been only intermittently active—and according to RIKU's blog, as of the end of this year, chariots will end forever. Before ending, chariots will hold one last tour, subculture Final-edition.

chariots Tokyo/Nagoya/Osaka sponsored last TOUR 2011 subculture Final-edition -toKyo-
2011-12-21 at 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) CLUB PHASE
chariots, FUTURISM・BOYZ, Ⅶ-Sense, S.Q.F, TRIGGAH, GAKIDO, BIOSPHIA, One★Star, (additional bands TBA 2011-10-01)

subculture Final-edition -naGoya-
2011-12-23 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) CLUB 3 STAR IMAIKE
chariots, FUTURISM・BOYZ, Ⅶ-Sense, S.Q.F, TRIGGAH, GAKIDO, UNDEAD, One★Star, Jackman

subculture Final-edition -osAka-
2011-12-24 at OSAKA MUSE
chariots, Lycaon (guest), FUTURISM・BOYZ, Ⅶ-Sense, S.Q.F, TRIGGAH, GAKIDO, Solaris.★



Posts from 2010

[Archived] chariots privilege change
chariots' new single 亜 種 (Ashu), which is about to be released on 2010-12-15, has had a change in official web shop privilege: it was initially going to be a signed message DVD, but it has been changed to a signed live DVD, with footage from their 2010-11-17 show.

Personally, I'll take a live DVD over a message DVD any day! Makes me even consider buying it for a split second. Any of you purchasing the single now?

[Archived] chariots new sample up
A sample of chariots' upcoming single 亜種 (Ashu) has been released. Ch-check it out.

What do you think? To me, it's a definite improvement over older chariots, but still not my cup of tea. On the other hand, oh baby always kiss me please, lol.

[Archived] chariots new look and release!
In addition to that live tour, chariots finally announced a new release. Like Arc's upcoming single, this one will be live and web shop limited, so it looks like you'll be using a shopping service if you want it! On the plus side, those who purchase from the web shop will receive a signed message DVD.

chariots
亜 種 (Ashu)
2010-12-15; 1,050 yen; live & web shop limited single CD
Web shop privilege: signed message DVD

01. (Unannounced new song—probably “Ashu”)

And of course, chariots has a new look to go with the new release. You can see it here, in a new flyer.

What do you guys think of the news? And of the new look? Seems to me that RIKU got confused and thought he was a member of Dali or LOTMAN~

[Archived] chariots new sponsored event tour
chariots (remember, now RIKU's solo project) has finally announced some real activity. In addition to the sponsored event I mentioned here, chariots will be embarking on a quick Christmas tour.

Lineup for Christmas tour:
  • V. RIKU
  • G. シノ (SHINO; ex-SCISSOR?)
  • G. 慎太郎 (Shintarou; ex-GeNe)
  • B. 時雨 (Shigure; of uBuGoe)
  • D. 兼継 (Kentz; ex-GeNe)

chariots sponsored event tour Xmas Night Fever
  • Xmas Night Fever -TOKYO- 2010-12-21 at 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) CLUB PHASE
    chariots, Lycaon, SOMATIC GUARDIAN, カル・ヴァリ (kalvary), ALSDEAD, Ⅶ-Sense, 我羇道 (Gakido)
  • Xmas Night Fever -NAGOYA- 2010-12-23 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) HEART LAND
    chariots, Lycaon, SOMATIC GUARDIAN, カル・ヴァリ (kalvary), ALSDEAD, Ⅶ-Sense, 我羇道 (Gakido), Amber Bullet
  • Xmas Night Fever -OSAKA- 2010-12-24 at OSAKA MUSE
    chariots, Lycaon, SOMATIC GUARDIAN, カル・ヴァリ (kalvary), ALSDEAD, Ⅶ-Sense, 我羇道 (Gakido)

[Archived] chariots new sponsored event announced
chariots (now RIKU's solo project, remember) announced its next sponsored event for 2010-11-07. This time, the support members will be... G: 悠 (Yuu, Ultimate Sonic); G: ASHITO; B: 憂里 (Yuuri, Cu[be]); and D: zodd (ex-ZODIA).

chariots sponsored event subculture VOL:22010-11-07 at HOLIDAY OSAKA chariots, Dali, Arc, 罪団法人黒十字2010 (Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2010), Cu[be], Synside, Armeria, Ultimate Sonic


Also, RIKU mentioned in his blog that he was doing fitting for new chariots outfits, but I'm not sure if he was joking or not. Hmmm. (The lineup looks awesome! I wish I could go, especially for Zaidan ;O;~)

[Archived] ClearVeil
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.
  • 地下線顔面偏差値TOP5 (Chikasen Ganmen Hensachi TOP5):
    V:尖 (Saki, ClearVeil), G: SAN (Nega), G:JILL (平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN)), B:Toshiya (Arc), D:ライ (RAI, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN))
  • 希と森の仲間達 (Nozomi to Mori no Nakamatachi):
    V:あず (Azu, ex-ASS'n'ARRow), G:希 (Nozomi, ClearVeil), G:遼華 (Ryouka), D:ゆいぜ (Yuize, ex-ASS'n'ARRow)
  • 月詠 (Tsukuyomi):
    V:りゅうと (Ryuuto, ClearVeil), G:YUKKIE (平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN)), B:拓 (Taku, the Vambie.), D:なると(Naruto, the Vambie.)
  • 水風船 (Mizufuusen):
    V:総長 (Souchou), G:Yuki (Arc), G:Ray (Nega), B:HISAYOSHI (ClearVeil), D:俊 (Shun, Arc)
  • ハッピーセット (HAPPY SET):
    V:拓 (Taku, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN)), G:希 (Nozomi, ClearVeil), G:知 (Tomo, ex-chariots), B:善 (Yoshi, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN)), D:成華 (Naruka, ClearVeil)
[Archived] Official web shop updates
Ok, I've been putting this off 'cause I'm lazy, but the official web shop added several cool items this month.

① First is a 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) logo mirror. Nothing very special about it, but I guess some girls like that sort of thing~

② In the Phantasmagoria department, you can now purchase that pamphlet + CD set that I mentioned before (and they were kind enough to reveal the tracklist). But more importantly~ Remember that DVD they distributed that was limited to 30 copies? Well now you can buy that :) Someone want to buy it and share?

③ And finally, remember those bootleg live DVDs that were for sale a while back? Well now you can buy ones from chariots' last tour as well as chariots' first live as RIKU's solo project (which features members of Cu[be], ゾディア (ZODIA), etc.).

As always, you can find the official web shop here, but you'll have to use a shopping service since they don't ship overseas.

chariots -
OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD
  2010-05-06; 3,675 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings
  01. (Live footage from 2010-02-13 last live as band)
OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD
  2010-05-10; 3,675 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings
  01. (Live footage from 2010-02-21 last live as band)
OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD
  2010-05-06; 3,675 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings
  01. (Live footage from 2010-02-28 last live as band)

chariots (RIKU solo project) -
OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD
  2010-05-06; 2,100 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings
  01. (Live footage from 2010-05-03 revival as solo project)
  (RIKU, ASHITO, 憂里 (Yuuri) from Cu[be], and 悠 (Yuu) and zodd ex ゾディア (ZODIA))

Phantasmagoria -
Phantasmagoria
  2010-06-16; 3,150 yen; Pamphlet + live CD set; OSPH-001
  CD 01. Unknow zero distance (Live from 2010-03-19)
  CD 02. Actuate Eden (Live from 2010-04-05)
  CD 03. 光に降る雨 (Hikari ni Furu Ame) (Live from 2010-04-05)
  + SHOXX photograph/history pamphlet

[Archived] Misc
① At the 水風船 (Mizufuusen) vs. ㈲ネガエンタープライゼス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) live last night, ㈲ネガエンタープライゼス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) sold their first single. The single came in five types, each one having the same song but a different comment track. Each type had the same cover art to make it impossible to visually tell which version is which. But on the plus side, they were all signed by the band! The single was live limited, so your chances to get it are gone... Yeah, I know, kind of late notice, but they didn't even announce it until the day of the live!

② The covers of Nega's NEGATIVISM album were posted at their official blog some time ago. You can see the A type here and the B type here.

Megaromania is preparing for their comeback and recently held a photoshoot. KISAKI posted a small preview of the shoot here. Another is at the official Megaromania blog here. Looks good!

chariots held its revival live as a solo project on the 3rd. The lineup, for those interested, consisted of RIKU (obviously) with support members: guitarist 悠 (Yuu) (ex-ゾディア (ZODIA)), guitarist ASHITO, bassist 憂里 (Yuuri) (Cu[be], ex-chariots), and drummer zodd (ex-ゾディア (ZODIA)).

㈲ネガエンタープライゼス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) -
商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!) TYPE-「商」 (TYPE-「Shou」)
  2010-05-04; 1,000 yen; Live-limited single CD;
  01. 商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!)
  02. ㈲ネガエンタープライぜス社員一同コメント ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES Shain Ichidou COMMENT)
商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!) TYPE-「売」 (TYPE-「Bai」)
  2010-05-04; 1,000 yen; Live-limited single CD;
  01. 商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!)
  02. 営業部長:儿コメント (Eigyoubuchou: Jin COMMENT)
商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!) TYPE-「繁」 (TYPE-「Han」)
  2010-05-04; 1,000 yen; Live-limited single CD;
  01. 商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!)
  02. お茶汲み:SANコメント (Ochagumi: SAN COMMENT)
商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!) TYPE-「盛」 (TYPE-「Jou」)
  2010-05-04; 1,000 yen; Live-limited single CD;
  01. 商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!)
  02. 代表取締役:Rayコメント (Daihyoutorishimariyaku: Ray COMMENT)
商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!) TYPE-「!」 (TYPE-「!」)
  2010-05-04; 1,000 yen; Live-limited single CD;
  01. 商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!)
  02. 庶務二課長:優コメント (Shomu Ni Kachou: Yu COMMENT)

[Archived] chariots' Fate
Well, it's official: chariots will still be around. The former band is now officially RIKU's solo project. The project's first live will be on 2010-05-03 at ESAKA MUSE. The live, subculture, is sponsored by chariots and will also feature Nega and 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN).

Man, he has it ridiculously good at UNDER CODE.

[Archived] UNDER CODE's 7th Anniversary
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)

水風船 (Mizufuusen) -
OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD
  2010-02-26; 2,100 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings
  01. (Live footage from 2009-09-21)
  (KO-JI and Shun from Arc, HAL and Ayu ex-Kibou-YA©, KEETO from Dali, and YUKKIE from HEISEI ISHIN)

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

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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!

[Archived] chariots Promotion
Cure Media USA is running a cool little promotion for chariots.

You all remember chariots' best album package (full details here). Well, Cure Media USA is selling the album (both types) for a discount (ex. you can buy the limited version for $39.99 versus the $47 it would cost at Brand X).

But more importantly, they're selling ten copies of each type that have been personally signed! The signed versions cost more, but they're extremely limited and will never pop up again. Here's the pricing info:
  • package -A Type/Shokai Genteiban- $39.99
  • package -A Type/Shokai Genteiban- (Signed) $59.99
  • package -B Type/Tsuujouban- $31.99
  • package -B Type/Tsuujouban- (Signed) $37.99
If you're interested, you'd better hurry up; ten copies is nothing!
Preorder here

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I think this is a really cool idea (at least for us overseas fans who can never meet the band). Hopefully they'll do this for more UNDER CODE bands in the future.

[Archived] Flyers
I was browsing the OHP and discovered that UCP posted some flyers on the "Artist News" page for some of the bands~!

chariots
Megaromania
Arc
Dali
Synside
CINDY&KATE

Finally, if I'm not mistaken... I believe they have removed VAGERKE from the main artist page. But I'm not entirely sure. I can't remember if they were there or not ^^'

[Archived] Covers and Shop Updates
① Various covers have been revealed on the OHP. ② A bunch of releases have been added to the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION OFFICIAL WEB SHOP. The additions include the latest releases from chariots, シンディケイト (CINDYKATE), ClearVeil, Megaromania, Phantasmagoria, and Synside.

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I really like the シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) covers! They are basically SEX AND THE CITY rip offs, and it's awesome. On the other hand, the chariots covers are ugly, and the Synside cover was revealed (in smaller form) a long time ago.

[And on that subject, don't forget to join if you're interested in Synside!]

[Archived] chariots Updates
① chariots look has been [very slightly] updated on the OHP. You can see it here.

② The covers of package have been revealed: A type/shokai genteiban and B type/tsuujouban.

③ It's been revealed that the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP privilege DVD for package will contain a message plus four live clips (from the band's 2010-02-28 last live with its current lineup).

④ The tracklistings of package have been announced.

chariots -
package -A Type/Shokai Genteiban-
  2010-02-03; 4,200 yen; SELECTION BEST full album CD + live DVD; UCCD-255A
  CD 01. 邪 (Yokoshima)
  CD 02. steal
  CD 03. シュガーパウダー (SUGAR POWDER)
  CD 04. その瞬間贈る花束を (Sono Shunkan Okuru Hanataba wo)
  CD 05. ...Over and done with
  CD 06. Bane
  CD 07. Nefarious Punisher
  CD 08. 13 Python
  CD 09. shred
  CD 10. ablaze my sorrow
  CD 11. Marvel
  CD 12. 虹 (Niji) (Pashya cover)
  CD 13. エミリー (EMILY) (the Pumpkin Head cover)
  CD 14. fairy times memory (Phantasmagoria cover)
  CD 15. トリガー (TRIGGER)
  DVD 01. シュガーパウダー (SUGAR POWDER) (Live clip)
  DVD 02. cold pray (Live clip)
  DVD 03. Jade (Live clip)
  DVD 04. トリガー (TRIGGER) (Live clip)
  DVD 05. the room 4 play (Live clip)
  DVD 06. 13 Python (Live clip)
  DVD 07. Fantastic Idea (Kneuklid Romance cover) (Live clip)
  DVD 08. 邪 (Yokoshima) (Live clip)
  DVD 09. Nefarious Punisher (Live clip)
  DVD 10. その瞬間贈る花束を (Sono Shunkan Okuru Hanataba wo) (Live clip)
  DVD 11. 残影 (Zanei) (Live clip)
  DVD 12. 唯 (Yui) (Live clip)
  DVD 13. reversal (Live clip)
  OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: 01. Message + 02.~05. live DVD (with double type purchase)
package -B Type/Tsuujouban-
  2010-02-03; 3,150 yen; SELECTION BEST full album CD; UCCD-255B
  01. 邪 (Yokoshima)
  02. steal
  03. シュガーパウダー (SUGAR POWDER)
  04. その瞬間贈る花束を (Sono Shunkan Okuru Hanataba wo)
  05. ...Over and done with
  06. Bane
  07. Nefarious Punisher
  08. 13 Python
  09. shred
  10. ablaze my sorrow
  11. Marvel
  12. 虹 (Niji) (Pashya cover)
  13. エミリー (EMILY) (the Pumpkin Head cover)
  14. fairy times memory (Phantasmagoria cover)
  15. トリガー (TRIGGER)
  16. Different Malice (Bonus track)
  OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: 01. Message + 02.~05. live DVD (with double type purchase)

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The covers of package are absolutely terrible, but I have to admit that it's UNDER CODE's greatest best album. 14 tracks is a lot to begin with (second only to VAGERKE's best album), but they since added a 15th! And the live DVD goes through most of their career and even features a cover of the song KISAKI wrote for Kneuklid Romance. It's really cool. What do you guys think?

[Archived] Live Catchup
(Some of this is old news, so don't give me a hard time!)

① You may recall chariots' carnage opera tour didn't have any set finale. Well, a three-part oneman tour final was finally announced (although I wouldn't be surprised if one more was announced eventually): Final showdown OSAKA will take place on 2010-02-13 at OSAKA MUSE, Final showdown NAGOYA will take place on 2010-02-21 at Nagoya HEART LAND, and Final showdown TOKYO will take place on 2010-02-28 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) CLUB PHASE.

Nega is embarking on a tour called The Corridor of the Prophet from 2010-01-10. The tour final, The Prophecy of the XXX, will take place on 2010-03-20 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) RUIDO-K2. An important announcement will be made at that live.

平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will be holding a two-part twoman with ν (NEU) entitled NEW [type] REVOLUTIONS. The first part will take place on 2010-03-22 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ, and the second will take place on 2010-03-28 at 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) AREA.

平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) is also holding what they describe as “consecutive city-center-concentrated” oneman lives, both of which are called 東京SENTIMENTAL RUSH (Tokyo SENTIMENTAL RUSH). The first will take place on 2010-04-17 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) CLUB CRAWL and the second will take place on 2010-05-22 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER.

ClearVeil is holding five consecutive twoman lives at 名古屋 (Nagoya) MUSIC FARM, all under the name of Propaganda.
  • 2010-01-24 is with お遊戯ゎが魔々団×【PaRADEiS】 (Oyuugi Wagamamadan×【PaRADEiS】)
  • 2010-02-26 is with ALiBi
  • 2010-03-27 is with ALSDEAD
  • 2010-04-18 is with ハートレス (HEARTLESS)
  • 2010-05-23 is with カル・ヴァリ (kalvary)
⑥ To celebrate their upcoming release, Megaromania will be holding three oneman lives. The first will be on 2010-03-24 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA; the second will be on 2010-03-25 at HOLIDAY OSAKA; and the third will be on 2010-03-31 at SHIBUYA BOXX.

Arc is sponsoring three events in March entitled Shaking box. The lives will take place on 2010-03-21 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) RUIDO K2, on 2010-03-23 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) HEART LAND, and on 2010-03-28 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice.

ロットマン (LOTMAN), the time-limited band of Dali vocalist 苓 (Ren), is sponsoring another event to celebrate its upcoming release. 示す2エモーション (Shimesu 2 EMOTION) will take place on 2010-04-06 at OSAKA MUSE.

⑨ UNDER CODE is producing two threeman events under the banner -Formation of 3 pieces-, which will be held at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO K4. The first, Dark profound thought, features Megaromania, ALSDEAD, and SaTaN, and will take place on 2010-01-30. The second, Altar of the spirit, features E'm ~grief~, Art Cube, and ルーシー (LUCY), and will take place on 2010-01-31.

Posts from 2009

[Archived] What a Big...
chariots is releasing a best album in two types to commemorate the member secessions. Both types will contain the same 14 “remastered” songs plus either a new song or a live DVD.

chariots -
package -A Type-
  2010-02-03; 4,200 yen; SELECTION BEST full album CD; UCCD-255A
  CD 01~14. (Unannounced “remastered” old songs)
  DVD 01. (60 minutes of unannounced live footage)
  OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: Message + live DVD (with double type purchase)
package -B Type-
  2010-02-03; 3,150 yen; SELECTION BEST full album CD; UCCD-255B
  01~14. (Unannounced “remastered” old songs)
  15. Different Malice (Bonus track)
  OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: Message + live DVD (with double type purchase)

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There's only one UNDER CODE release planned for January. That's so depressing! UNDER CODE needs to give us more to look forward to!

[Archived] Release Updates
① The cover and tracklisting of chariots' (Yami) have been revealed. The cover is here, and the tracklisting is below.

② The cover and tracklisting of E'm ~grief~'s In paradism have been revealed.

③ The covers and tracklistings of 平成維新's (HEISEI ISHIN's) 美しき鼓動 (Utsukushiki Kodou) have been revealed. The cover of the A type is here and the B type is here.

ロットマン's (LOTMAN's) single details were actually revealed a while ago, but I think I only posted about them at my Dali community. The cover is here and the tracklisting is below.

⑤ A few details regarding Synside's THE CORE -subconsciousness- have been revealed (including the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP privilege).

chariots -
闇 (Yami)
  2009-12-09; 1,575 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited 5,000 pressings; UCCD-251
  01. Midnight pleasure
  02. 暗 黙 (An Moku)
  03. dilettante
  OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: Sound track + original message CD (with triple release purchase)

E'm ~grief~ -
In paradism
  2009-12-16; 1,575 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000 pressings; UCCD-252
  01. In paradism ~淡い色彩~ (In paradism ~Awai Shikisai~)
  02. Le soleil de l'oasis
  03. In paradism ~淡い色彩~ (In paradism ~Awai Shikisai~) (Instrumental)
  04. Le soleil de l'oasis (Instrumental)
  OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: Message + live DVD (with double release purchase)

平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) -
美しき鼓動 (Utsukushiki Kodou) -A Type-
  2009-12-16; 3,150 yen; Mini-album CD + PV DVD; Limited 3,000 pressings; UCCD-253A
  CD 01. 鼓動 (Kodou)
  CD 02. Chain of system
  CD 03. Adolescent complications
  CD 04. スイミー (SWIMMY)
  CD 05. メルト (MELT)
  DVD 01. 縷々 -るる- PV
  OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: Chosen member's message + live DVD (with double type purchase)
美しき鼓動 (Utsukushiki Kodou) -B Type-
  2009-12-16; 2,625 yen; Mini-album CD; Limited 3,000 pressings; UCCD-253B
  01. 鼓動 (Kodou)
  02. Chain of system
  03. Adolescent complications
  04. スイミー (SWIMMY)
  05. メルト (MELT)
  06. Microburst (Bonus track)
  OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: Chosen member's message + live DVD (with double type purchase)

Edit: Although announced as Adolescent complications, the third track of 美しき鼓動 (Utsukushiki Kodou) was actually named drained life on the CD itself.

ロットマン (LOTMAN) -
UNTITLE
  2009-12-02; 1,575 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited pressings; UCCD-250
  01. 示すエモーション (Shimesu EMOTION)
  02. オリオン (ORION)
  03. ナショナルモダン (NATIONAL MODERN)
  OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: Live DVD

Synside -
THE CORE -subconsciousness-
  2010-01-20; 1,575 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited pressings; UCCD-254
  01. UNDER THE RIOT
  02. SENSE GATE
  03. IDEAL UNIVERSE
  OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: Live DVD

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I'd like to remind anyone interested in Synside to join my community for them: ! Although major Synside news will be covered here, smaller, more band-centric things will be covered at .

[Archived] chariots Comments
Thanks to , who pointed this out. Shattered-Tranquility posted translations of the members' comments regarding their secession from chariots. (See this post if you don't know what I'm talking about.)

chariots Members' Comments

[Archived] Bad News for chariots
秋都 (Akito), 知 (Tomo), 絽希 (Roki), and 零也 (Reiya) are leaving chariots. That's right, 戮 (Riku) will be the only remaining member. The band's final tour with the current lineup, carnage opera, will take place from 2010-02-14 to 2010-02-27 throughout Japan.

The members have posted comments here (in Japanese) if anyone wants to read them. It seems that chariots will continue, for a while at least.

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Let's look on the bright side and hope that this will somehow be beneficial to chariots in the end!

[Archived] Catching Up
chariots officially changed their logo with the release of (Hikari) back on 2009-10-07. (Definitely old news, but I needed to put it somewhere for future reference.)

② chariots' ex-bassist 憂里 (Yuuri) has a new band called Cu[be]. They're not with UNDER CODE, but it's worth mentioning. (I don't know of an OHP for them or anything.)

chariots members 戮 (Riku) and 秋都 (Akito) will be holding live events to celebrate their birthdays:
  • 戮's (Riku's) event is Happy Birthday 33th Anniversary, which will take place on 2010-01-08 at OSAKA MUSE. It will feature chariots, 罪団法人黒十字2010 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2010) (the chariots × Dali session band), Bloodly-HISKA-clown (a variation of the Bloodly-clown session band), CORKSCREW (probably a KUROYUME cover band), and K.R.Paradox.
  • 秋都's (Akito's) event is 秋都HappyHappy Birthday Party (Akito HappyHappy Birthday Party) and will take place on 2010-01-17 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA. It will feature chariots; one night revivals of Mëbíus, ルフィー嬋命 (RUEPHY ALIVE), and Pashya; and guest bands Arc, Megaromania, 水風船 (Mizufuusen), and Cu[be].
④ It seems that ネガ (NEGA) has changed their name to Nega. We'll have to wait to see if it's permanent.

⑤ The covers of Nega's Haunted Jealousy singles have been revealed. A Type, B Type, and C Type.

⑥ The covers of 平成維新's (HEISEI ISHIN's) パブリックセンチメント (PUBLIC SENTIMENT) mini-album were released some time ago. The A type can be found here and the B type can be found here.

⑦ The cover of E'm ~grief~'s Amentia was released some time ago and can be found here. Oh, and it turns out that song “Seducd” is actually Seduce, so that's good.

[Archived] Release Details
① The cover of chariots' (Hai) single has been revealed. View it here.

② Tracklistings for both types of 平成維新's (HEISEI ISHIN's) mini-album パブリックセンチメント (PUBLIC SENTIMENT) have been announced.

③ ClearVeil has announced two new oneman lives. The first, localism ~end of the year~, will take place on 2009-12-29 at 名古屋HEART LAND (Nagoya HEART LAND). The second, localism ~happy new year~, will take place on 2010-01-09 at 心斎橋CLUB ALIVE (Shinsaibashi CLUB ALIVE).

平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) -
パブリックセンチメント -A Type- (PUBLIC SENTIMENT -A Type-)
  2009-11-18; 3,150 yen; Mini-album CD+DVD; Limited 3,000; UCCD-247A
  CD 01. elementary heart
  CD 02. 暴動ジェネレイション (Boudou GENERATION)
  CD 03. リプレイ (REPLAY)
  CD 04. WEAK
  CD 05. THE BUTTERFLY
  DVD 01. 破片 (Kakera) PV
パブリックセンチメント -B Type- (PUBLIC SENTIMENT -B Type-)
  2009-11-18; 2,625 yen; Mini-album CD; Limited 3,000; UCCD-247B
  01. elementary heart
  02. 暴動ジェネレイション (Boudou GENERATION)
  03. リプレイ (REPLAY)
  04. WEAK
  05. THE BUTTERFLY
  06. 声 (Koe) (Bonus track)

[Archived] New Music Samples
① Several new music samples have been uploaded at the UNDER CODE OHP.



Megaromania's sounds especially good if you ask me!

[Archived] Chikasen WEB CHANNEL
地下線WEBチャンネル (Chikasen WEB CHANNEL) is now open!

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.


[Archived] Release Information
① A large version of chariots' (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.

④ Megaromania now has Ameba blog.

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)

[Archived] Shuto Seiatsu
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:
  • chariots
  • spiv states
  • ネガ (NEGA)
  • 愛狂います。 (aicle。)
  • 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN)
  • ClearVeil
  • ダウナー (DOWNER)
  • E'm ~grief~
  • Megaromania
  • Arc
  • ロットマン (LOTMAN)
  • ν
  • Zip.er
  • カル・ヴァリ (kalvary)
  • Juliette
  • Lycaon
  • 己龍 (Kiryuu)
  • Synside
  • Hi:BRiD
  • 花少年バディーズ (Hana Shounen BADDIES) (Announced 2009-09-27)
  • Jewel (Announced 2009-09-27)
  • ケミカルピクチャーズ (CHEMICAL PICTURES) (Announced 2009-10-01)
  • シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) (Announced 2009-10-20)
  • 水風船 (Mizufuusen) (Session)
  • Toshiya-Z (Session)
  • THE GREEN (Session)
  • 地下線ハミ出し組 (Chikasen Hamidashigumi) (Session)
  • Phantasmagoria (Special countdown guest) (Announced 2009-10-20)

[Archived] Various Bits...
① The cover of chariots 2009-10-07 single, (Hikari), has been revealed via the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP. Check it here. (I don't like their new logo!)

UNDER GROUND MUSIC, UNDER CODE's download site, has added more bands and new releases from some bands that were already on the site. New/newly updated artists: Anjyu', brodiaea, chariots, ClearVeil, Dali, DERAIL, Deshabillz, GARDEN, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN), 秘密結社コドモA (Himitsu Kessha CODOMO A), HIKSAREA, hurts, Kibou-YA©, KISAKI PROJECT, Pashya, SIVA, シュガーフォークフル (SUGAR FORKFUL), VAGERKE, and ゾディア (ZODIA). As always, the English guide for purchasing from UNDER GROUND MUSIC can be found here.

2010-03-16 Edit: This was the last update to UNDER GROUND MUSIC. The download site was quietly abandoned and removed from the main page of UNDER CODE's OHP. UNDER CODE has kept the under-ground-music.com domain to host various parts of the main UNDER CODE site.

[Archived] New costumes, new releases!
Brand X updated this morning with some upcoming UNDER CODE releases. Some have already been covered here, but two hadn't been announced yet~

① As I said when the last releases were announced, it's time for E'm ~grief~ to finally do something new! In November and December, E'm will release two new singles, much in the style of their first ones (two new tracks plus instrumental versions).

② Also due for new releases is chariots (only because they always have to have something planned). They'll be holding a three month consecutive release campaign of three concept singles. The concept seems to be about light turning into darkness, which seems cool. I'm guessing that each single will have one SE track plus two new songs.

③ Since Brand X always posts images with upcoming releases, we now have first looks at some of the bands' new costumes. chariots' new look can be seen here, E'm ~grief~'s can be seen here, 平成維新's (HEISEI ISHIN's) can be seen here, and Megaromania's can be seen here (although Megaromania's isn't technically a new look, it's a new photo taken to promote their album).

chariots -
光 (Hikari)
  2009-10-07; 1,575 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited 5,000 pressings; UCCD-243
  01. (Unannounced new song)
  02. (Unannounced new song)
  03. (Unannounced new song)
灰 (Hai)
  2009-11-04; 1,575 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited 5,000 pressings; UCCD-245
  01. (Unannounced new song)
  02. (Unannounced new song)
  03. (Unannounced new song)
闇 (Yami)
  2009-12-09; 1,575 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited 5,000 pressings; UCCD-251
  01. (Unannounced new song)
  02. (Unannounced new song)
  03. (Unannounced new song)

E'm ~grief~ -
Amentia
  2009-11-18; 1,575 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000 pressings; UCCD-248
  01. (Unannounced new song)
  02. (Unannounced new song)
  03. (Unannounced new song) (Instrumental)
  04. (Unannounced new song) (Instrumental)
In paradism
  2009-12-16; 1,575 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000 pressings; UCCD-252
  01. (Unannounced new song)
  02. (Unannounced new song)
  03. (Unannounced new song) (Instrumental)
  04. (Unannounced new song) (Instrumental)

Back to the good ol' days of Brand X revealing new releases before UNDER CODE ;O;~!

[Archived] Costume updates, downloads
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..)

② chariots had a photoshoot yesterday. The new “costumes” are just uninteresting white suits (except one, which is red for some reason). KISAKI posted a picture from the shoot here.

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~).

[Archived] Catching up
I've been pretty lazy, so most of this “news” is somewhat old.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.
[Archived] New band samples
The UCP Homepage has updated some of the samples for the artist pages. Some are older and some are newer.

Arc - dose (from album [F] face)
Dali - fictional dive (from mini album Mind Stripper)
SIVA - gaNeza (from final album SIVA)
chariots - 邪 (from upcoming concept mini album 今軌跡省ミル-唯我独尊完全盤- B-type)
ClearVeil - イロの欠けた桜 (from album RE:BORN)
Megaromania - Gate of the prophet (from upcoming maxi single evil)


[Archived] ---
① The ranking at UNDER GROUND MUSIC was posted a few days ago.

② ClearVeil's new look has been posted at the UNDER CODE OHP, but only in the flash movie on the main page. The pictures should be up at their profile soon. Details of their new release and its UNDER CODE NET SHOP privilege have been announced. A tour final oneman has been announced. Voice to remind you of awake -Time of awakening- will take place on 2009-10-10 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER. A special DVD produced by drummer 成華 (Naruka) will be distributed to those who attend.

③ Dali's new look has been posted at their section of the UNDER CODE OHP. A two title best album has been announced. Those who buy it can apply for a special DVD. Details of the best album and its UNDER CODE NET SHOP privilege have been posted. The album is labeled "first period Dali best album," implying that a member change or disbandment will be announced eventually.

④ Tracklistings for Megaromania's singles have been revealed.

⑤ The cover of SIVA's best album was posted a few days ago. See it here.

⑥ The covers and tracklistings of chariots' mini albums were revealed a few days ago. See the covers here.

⑦ A special UNDER CODE event, 江坂制圧2009 -5DAYS- (Esaka Seiatsu 2009 -5DAYS-), has been announced. Each live will take place at ESAKA MUSE with a different theme.
  • 2009-09-19: -NEW BORN "organization" VOL:4- featuring chariots, Arc, ClearVeil, and others.
  • 2009-09-20: act unlawfully Vol:19- featuring chariots, ネガ (NEGA), 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN), Megaromania, E'm ~grief~, and others.
  • 2009-09-21: -貴族達の大セッション祭り 第十夜- (-Kizokutachi no Dai SESSION Matsuri Daijuu Yoru-) featuring chariots, ネガ (NEGA), Arc, Dali, ClearVeil, E'm ~grief~, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN), Megaromania, brodiaea, session bands of members from those bands, 水風船 (Mizufuusen), ハル (HAL) and アユ (AYU), and more to be announced on 2009-08-01.
  • 2009-09-22: -一日復活祭!!- (-Ichinichi Fukkatsusai!!-) featuring one-night revivals of Aliene Maφriage, Anjyu', hurts, Pashya, and a guest appearance by 罪団法人黒十字 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji), the chariots × Dali session band.
  • 2009-09-23: -Matina PRESENTS 2009- tentatively featuring MIRAGE, DAS:VASSER, vellaDonna, LAYBIAL, オルゴール (ORGEL), AZALEA, Mëbíus, Distray, Eze:quL, Zephyr, and a guest appearance from ∀NTI FEMINISM.
ClearVeil -
awake -A Type-
  2009-08-26; 1,365 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000 pressings
  01. awake
  02. A.R.S.
awake -B Type-
  2009-08-26; 1,365 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000 pressings
  01. awake
  02. 優しい雨 (Yasashii Ame)
awake -UNDER CODE NET SHOP SPECIAL CD-
  2009-08-26; 0 yen; Present CD
  01. Message from ClearVeil
  02. awake (instrumental)
  03. A.R.S. (instrumental)
  04. 優しい雨 (Yasashii Ame) (instrumental)

Dali -
the world is yours -cynical-
  2009-08-19; 3,150 yen; Best album CD+DVD set; Limited 3,000 pressings
  CD 01. ant gallery
  CD 02. Cynical showcase
  CD 03. Love is dead
  CD 04. rubber
  CD 05. lay figure
  CD 06. H.N[迷子] (H.N[Maigo])
  CD 07. 印象派ポルノ (Inshouha PORNO)
  CD 08. day by day.rehearsal of Smile.
  CD 09. 「t」rush
  CD 10. キラーチューン (KILLER TUNE)
  DVD 01. Placebo PV
  DVD 02. sunny PV
  DVD 03. 印象派ポルノ (Inshouha PORNO) PV
  + Application "A" for special DVD
the world is yours -melancholy-
  2009-08-19; 3,150 yen; Best album CD+DVD set; Limited 3,000 pressings
  CD 01. jam
  CD 02. クラウド (CLOUD)
  CD 03. sole
  CD 04. downer
  CD 05. homesick
  CD 06. Placebo
  CD 07. sunny
  CD 08. wingless wing
  CD 09. Exit
  CD 10. アネモネ (ANEMONE)
  DVD 01. ant gallery PV
  DVD 02. 星屑 (Hoshikuzu) PV
  DVD 03. downer PV
  + Application "B" for special DVD
the world is yours -UNDER CODE NET SHOP SPECIAL DVD-
  2009-08-10; 0 yen; Present DVD
  DVD 01. Message from Dali
  DVD 02. Live track from sponsored event on 2009-06-27 at RUIDO K4
  DVD 03. Live track from sponsored event on 2009-06-27 at RUIDO K4
SPECIAL DVD
  (Release date and content unannounced)

Megaromania -
evil -
  2009-07-15; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary concept maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000; UCCD-234
  01. Gate of the Prophet
  02. Chronic Puppet
holy -
  2009-07-15; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary concept maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000; UCCD-235
  01. Rain fall in Solitude
  02. 誓言の刻 -Holy Calling- (Seigen no Koku -Holy Calling-)
deus -
  2009-07-15; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary concept maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000; UCCD-236
  01. Fragrance Tales
  02. Deus

[Archived] Sample


② 戮 (Riku) has a new profile picture at his blog. I'm not sure how recent it is, as I don't check his blog daily, but I suppose it might mean that chariots will have new photos soon. We'll see! The photo is here.

[Bands @id at YouTube via 儿's (Jin) blog]
[戮's (Riku) blog]

[Archived] chaos discussion
① First of all, congratulations to chariots for making to to #5 on the indie ORICON singles chart with ablaze my sorrow.

② Magazine Cure will be sponsoring a twoman event on 2009-06-28 featuring chariots and DELUHI. The event is called chaos discussion and will take place at 新宿RUIDO K4 (Shinjuku RUIDO K4). A special session band will appear at the event. Furthermore, a free gift will be distributed to those who attend (it's not explicitly stated whether or not the gift is a CD).

③ Just an aside; the other day I mentioned some Japanese on SIVA's new flyer, but didn't know what it said. I believe it says "追加情報5月21日OFFICIAL HPにて解禁"/"Additional information will be revealed on 05-21 at the OHP." Based on the placement of the text on the flyer, I'm not sure if it's saying more information about SIVA's last live (like session lineups) or more information about their disbandment. I guess we'll find out on 05-21 (or two days later, as UCP tends to do).

④ Both chariots' and 平成維新's (Heisei Ishin) HOLIDAY blogs have been updated to reflect their new looks.

[Archived] OHP Updates
① The UNDER CODE OHP has been updated with chariots' new look and new flyer. View the new look here and the flyer here.

② Those who buy chariots' upcoming mini-album from the UNDER CODE NET SHOP will receive a special DVD. The DVD features a message plus live footage of 罪団法人黒十字2009 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2009), the 2009 session band comprised of chariots and Dali members.

③ 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin) has a new look and flyer as well. View the new look here and the flyer here.

④ A new release has been announced for 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin) as well. The "1st ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL SINGLE," 縷々-るる- (Ruru -Ruru-), will be released in two types on 2009-07-29. Like chariots' mini-album, the single will come with a special live DVD when purchased from the UNDER CODE NET SHOP.

⑤ brodiaea's drummer 空 (Sora) has been removed from the OHP. There has still been no official announcement made, but it appears that he is definitely no longer a member.

⑥ A sample of brodiaea's upcoming distribution song, recall, has been put up at the OHP. You can hear it here.

chariots -
今軌跡省ミル -唯我独尊完全盤- -UNDER CODE NET SHOP SPECIAL DVD-
  2009-07-15; 0 yen; Special privilege DVD
  01. Band Message
  02. 罪団法人黒十字2009 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2009): Live photography
  from DC31102235 on 2009-04-07 at HOLIDAY OSAKA

平成維新 (Heisei Ishin) -
縷々-るる- (Ruru -Ruru-) -A Type-
  2009-07-29; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary special single CD; Limited 3,000
  01. 縷々-るる- (Ruru -Ruru-)
  02. Tetra
縷々-るる- (Ruru -Ruru-) -B Type-
  2009-07-29; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary special single CD; Limited 3,000
  01. 縷々-るる- (Ruru -Ruru-)
  02. 抜け出せない領域,モノグラフ。 (Nukedasenai Ryouiki, MONOGRAPH。)
縷々-るる- (Ruru -Ruru-) -UNDER CODE NET SHOP SPECIAL DVD-
  2009-07-29; 0 yen; Special privilege DVD
  01. Band Message
  02. Live photography
  from 平成 people's liberation army on 2009-04-17 at 心斎橋FANJ-twice

[Archived] Costumes and chariots
① ネガ (NEGA) held a photography session with new costumes today. Also, a huge shot of chariots' new costumes has been posted at the Death trap-ID blog. The ネガ (NEGA) costumes should appear at the UNDER CODE OHP soon, but you can see the chariots shot here.

② chariots will be holding a series of three, two-day oneman lives entitled 唯我独尊 (Yuigadokuson) (That's a total of six oneman lives!). The first on 07-04 and 07-05 at 心斎橋FANJ-twice (Shinsaibashi FANJ-twice), the second on 07-11 and 07-12 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA, and the third on 08-04 and 08-05 at 渋谷CLUB CRAWL (Shibuya CLUB CRAWL).

③ All those oneman lives from chariots are to celebrate a new release! The new release is a two-type concept mini-album entitled 今軌跡省ミル -唯我独尊完全盤- (Ima Kiseki Kaerimiru -Yuigadokuson Kanzenban-). Basically, it's revisiting their Yuigadokuson series of four releases in 2008. It is to feature songs from each of the singles in that series, plus some new songs.

chariots -
今軌跡省ミル -唯我独尊完全盤- (Ima Kiseki Kaerimiru -Yuigadokuson Kanzenban-) -A Type-
  2009-07-15; 3,150 yen; Concept mini-album CD; Limited 5,000
  CD 01. (Unannounced)
  CD 02. (Unannounced)
  CD 03. (Unannounced)
  CD 04. (Unannounced)
  CD 05. (Unannounced)
  DVD 01. ablaze my sorrow PV
今軌跡省ミル -唯我独尊完全盤- (Ima Kiseki Kaerimiru -Yuigadokuson Kanzenban-) -B Type-
  2009-07-15; 2,625 yen; Concept mini-album CD; Limited 5,000
  01. (Unannounced)
  02. (Unannounced)
  03. (Unannounced)
  04. (Unannounced)
  05. (Unannounced)
  06. Yokoshima (Bonus Tracks)
[Archived] Costumes
① According to KISAKI's blog, chariots already have new costumes! They're doing a photography session with them today. The new images aren't up yet at the OHP (and they probably won't be for a while), but a small preview of them can be seen at KISAKI's blog.

[Archived] OHP Updates
① E'm ~grief~'s sample at the UNDER CODE OHP has been updated. As in the past, it's actually several samples combined: Infinity Daze, Heretical Glare, and 幻想曲 -Eternal Silence- (Gensoukyoku -Eternal Silence-), all from their new mini-album. Listen to them here.

② chariots sample has also been updated. The new sample is of the song steal, the bonus track from their upcoming maxi single. Hear it here. It also seems that they'll be sponsoring two more events in their carnage opera series: VOL:12 on 2009-05-16 and VOL:13 on 2009-05-17, both at OSAKA MUSE.

③ brodiaea will be sponsoring yet another event! The new event, 覚醒する鼓動 (Kakuseisuru Kodou), will take place on 2009-05-09 at HOLIDAY OSAKA. Those who go to their previous three events and present ticket stubs will receive a CD, recall, as a present. That will be their third distribution release in recent memory; it seems they really love to give out stuff for free...

④ Lamina will be sponsoring their first(?!) event on 2009-05-22. It's title is (Shikkokue no Shoutaijou ~Kuuhaku no Ni Peeji~), and it is to be held at HOLIDAY NAGOYA. As of now, it seems to be their only live planned after 2009-03-27, so let's hope that it's not a bad sign.

brodiaea -
recall
  2009-05-09; 0 yen; Present CD
  01. recall
[Archived] Nihon Seiatsu Update
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

[Archived] Lots of live news
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.

Arc -
吹き乱れ (Fuki Midare)
  2009-02-22; 1,260 yen; Live-limited Single Set; Limited pressings
  01. 吹き乱れ (Fuki Midare)
  + Arc original 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

Posts from 2008

[Archived] Oni-Con postponed
From their site:

ONI-CON RESCHEDULED DUE TO HURRICANE IKE
Due to its usage as a shelter for hurricane Ike victims, the George R. Brown Convention Center has had to reschedule many upcoming events, including Oni-Con. Oni-Con will now take place December 19-21, 2008. While we realize this date change may prove inconvenient for some of you, we ask you for your understanding as Houston recovers from the storm. One of the means to recovery is proceeding with events, and Oni-Con is dedicated to providing you with the very best in spite of the current situation.
To accommodate attendees, our room block at the Hilton will be transferred to the new date. Also, most of our event and guest list remains intact and unchanged. Updates will come as soon as possible, and we will do our utmost to keep you informed. The staff of Oni-Con thanks you in advance for your understanding and support as we strive to continue the tradition of great conventions in Houston.


I dunno what that means for the Chariots performance, even though they say the guest list should be the same...




[Archived] Release Info
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)

brodiaea -
Lily
  2008-07-16; 1,260 yen; Maxi single; Limited; UCCD-185
  01. Lily
  02. 觸罪の徒 (Shokuzai no Ada)
僞 -fake- (Nise -fake-
  2008-07-16; 1,260 yen; Maxi single; Limited; UCCD-186
  01. 僞 -fake- (Nise -fake-)
  02. ノスタルジア (NOSTALGIA)
di;Vision
  2008-08-20; 2,100 yen; Mini album; Limited; UCCD-194
  01. Invitation to the darkness
  02. Carcass
  03. 夜陰の月詠 (Yain no Tsukuyomi)
  04. 失楽園 (Shitsurakuen)
  05. SHINE

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)

平成維新 (Heisei Ishin) -
Phantom
  2008-09-03; 1,575 yen; Maxi single; Limited; UCCD-198
  01. electr:c people
  02. LOST WORLD
  03. スイミー (SWIMMY)
Shelter
  2008-09-03; 1,575 yen; Maxi single; Limited; UCCD-199
  01. eternity
  02. Insanity
  03. スイミー (SWIMMY)

Lamina -
Zopiel
  2008-08-13; 1,365 yen; Maxi single; Limited 3,000 pressings; UCCD-190
  01. Heaven's Spell
  02. Hatred
Cherub
  2008-08-13; 1,365 yen; Maxi single; Limited 3,000 pressings; UCCD-191
  01. Iris
  02. -Anael-

SIVA -
demolish
  2008-08-20; 1,365 yen; Maxi single; Limited; UCCD-195
  01. public opinion
  02. a conseption
Liberalism
  2008-08-20; 1,365 yen; Maxi single; Limited; UCCD-196
  01. Liberalism
  02. mind luster

ゾディア (Zodia) -
慟哭 (Doukoku)
  2008-07-30; 1,260 yen; Maxi single; Limited; UCCD-187
  01. 慟哭 (Doukoku)
  02. Scary Call
果て無き絶望,朽ち果てる太陽 (Hatenaki Zetsubou, Kuchihateru Taiyou)
  2008-08-27; 1,260 yen; Maxi single; Limited; UCCD-197
  01. 果て無き絶望,朽ち果てる太陽 (Hatenaki Zetsubou, Kuchihateru Taiyou)
  02. ESCAPE

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.

[Archived] Release News
① Megaromania announced their first mini albums maybe a week after their first singles were release. Well here we go again~ A new single/live series has been announced, before their mini albums have even come out. The new single is to be released in two types, each one featuring the same title track, which was written by KISAKI. (I know many will roll their eyes at that, but it's really a good thing; KISAKI wrote really nice songs for Deshabillz, and some of his solo stuff is AWESOME.)

② To celebrate the release of their new single, Megaromania will be holding a three-day sponsored event in October and a oneman in November. The three-day event is entitled 美醜の館 -Cardinal Circle- (Bishuu no Kan -Cardnial Circle-) and will take place on October 24th through the 26th. The oneman, called The Birth of Creation -天地創造- (The Birth of Creation -Tenchisouzou-), is to be held at Meguro Rock Maykan on November 23rd.

③ A preview of Megaromania's PV is up at VISUNAVI.

④ Those who purchase all three of Deshabillz' UNDER CODE releases from the UNDER CODE NET SHOP will now receive a live DVD as a privilege. The same goes for those who purchase both types of Megaromania's upcoming mini albums, all three of ゾディア's (Zodia's) singles, or chariots' PV DVD.

Megaromania -
Transparent Shine -A Type-
  2008-11-19; 1,365 yen; Maxi single; Limited 3,000 pressings
  01. Transparent Shine
  02. In Universe -魂の邂逅- (In Universe -Tamashii no Kaikou-)
Transparent Shine -B Type-
  2008-11-19; 1,365 yen; Maxi single; Limited 3,000 pressings
  01. Transparent Shine
  02. Cardinal Sin

⑤ A new layout/userinfo for this community should be coming soon!

[Archived] New Band, Release News
① As promised, details regarding the new UNDER CODE band have been released. The new band, as expected, is 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin) and is comprised of at least two(?) members of Anjyu'. The band's concept is "SECOND CULTURE," whatever that means, and its lineup is as follows: 拓 (Taku) on vocals, YUKKIE (most likely ex-Anjyu') on guitar, JILL on guitar, 善 (Yoshi) (definitely ex-Anjyu') on bass, and ライ (Rai) on drums.

② Of course, the band already has two releases and a few live events planned. Their first live event, held on 8/25, is called Outbreak of war and will be followed by a two-day event on 9/20 and 9/21 called THE FIRST HOLY COLOSSEUM -2 DAYS-. Release information is below:

Edit: Well, it's not the five month release campaign that I was expecting (there's still time guys!) but chariots will be featured in a coupling CD with Versailles. One that is live-distributed only. Start crying now~ Anyway, the title, tracklisting, and number of tracks are unannounced as of now, but it WILL feature new songs. The CD will be distributed at Osaka BIG CAT on 09/13 during the chariots × Versailles live event ART OF "Propaganda".

Edit: Jesus, remind me to go through the entire UCP site before making any updates. The stuff below is allll new:

④ SIVA, as expected, announced new releases finally. This time it's three new CDs, and, of course, there are a few live events to accompany them. On October 10th they'll be holding a oneman live entitled ZERO. But before the oneman...:

⑤ Dali and SIVA will be holding a two-day coupling event in September called art / smash (the second day happens to be my birthday! sweet). Both bands will "headline" I suppose, but there will be several other bands playing as well. Additionally, there will be a Dali × SIVA session band playing at the event.

⑥ I forgot to mention before that ClearVeil's profile page has been updated with their new look. As has SIVA's.

平成維新 (Heisei Ishin) -
Phantom
  2008-09-03; 1,575 yen; Maxi single; Limited pressings
  01. Unannounced new track
  02. Unannounced new track
  03. Unannounced new track
Shelter
  2008-09-03; 1,575 yen; Maxi single; Limited pressings
  01. Unannounced new track
  02. Unannounced new track
  03. Unannounced new track

SIVA -
demolish
  2008-08-20; 1,365 yen; Maxi single; Limited 3,000 pressings
  01. Unannounced new track
  02. Unannounced new track
libelalism (Hopefully it's actually liberalism)
  2008-08-20; 1,365 yen; Maxi single; Limited 3,000 pressings
  01. Unannounced new track
  02. Unannounced new track
death education -A Type-
  2008-10-08; 2,940 yen; Mini album + DVD; Limited 5,000 pressings
  CD 01. Unannounced new track
  CD 02. Unannounced new track
  CD 03. Unannounced new track
  CD 04. Unannounced new track
  CD 05. Unannounced new track
  DVD 01. libelalism PV
death education -B Type-
  2008-10-08; 2,625 yen; Mini album; Limited 5,000 pressings
  01. Unannounced new track
  02. Unannounced new track
  03. Unannounced new track
  04. Unannounced new track
  05. Unannounced new track
  06. greif (Bonus Track) (Hopefully it's actually grief)

chariots × Versailles -
(Unannounced Title)
  2008-09-13; 0 yen; Coupling; Distribution limited
  01. Unannounced new track
  02. Unannounced new track

The band's official UCP profile is here, and the band's official blog can be found at the address of the old blog of Anjyu'.

(Anyone have information on the other members? I can only recognize one Anjyu' guy by face, so maybe there are more? Hopefully more info will appear soon~)

[Archived] News: New Releases through iTunes
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

Again, please support this if you can!
Purchase KISAKI PROJECT feat. JUI - Untitled Single
Purchase Phantasmagoria - Untitled EP
Purchase V.A. - UNDER CODE PRODUCTION SPECIAL COMPILATION ALBUM VOL:1

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!)

[Archived] News: Releases
① I'll get right to it. The UNDER CODE PRODUCTION OHP was updated this morning with additional details about several upcoming releases. The cover art of three CDs (by ClearVeil, chariots, and Dali) was posted along with some previously unannounced tracklistings/release information. Covers can be found at the new release page and the new information can be found below.

chariots -
我 (Ga)
  2008-04-16; 1,260 yen; UCCD-167; Maxi Single
  01. 我 (Ga)
  02. シュガーパウダー (SUGAR POWDER)
独 (Doku)
  2008-05-14; 1,260 yen; UCCD-172; Maxi Single
  01. 独 (Doku)
  02. 13 Python

Deshabillz -
酔生夢死
 ~無常の風は時を選ばず・・・
 朽ちるならそのまま従う事はない・・・
 合縁奇縁はセンスの相違。~
(Suiseimushi
 ~Mujou no Kaze wa Toki wo Erabazu・・・
 Kuchiru Nara Sonomama Shitagau Koto wa Nai・・・
 Aienkien wa SENSE no Soui。~)
  2008-04-23; 2,625 yen; Limited 5,000; UCCD-170; Mini Album
  01. 酔生夢死 (Suiseimushi)
  02. 絶叫 Japanese (Zekkyou Japanese)
  03. ×15?
  04. ・・・君,壊レ・・・ (・・・Kimi, Koware・・・)
  05. 闇夜 (Anya)

Dali -
Heroine
  2008-04-23; 1,260 yen; Limited 3,000; UCCD-169; Maxi Single
  01. Heroine
  02. 殺意の馬鹿 (Satsui no Baka)

ゾディア (Zodia) -
IN THE DARK
  2008-06-25; 1,260 yen; Limited 3,000; UCCD-179; Maxi Single
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song
  ※ (The number of tracks is unconfirmed; this is just a guess based on price)
慟哭 (Doukoku)
  2008-07-30; 1,260 yen; Limited 3,000; UCCD-186; Maxi Single
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song
  ※ (The number of tracks is unconfirmed; this is just a guess based on price)
果て無き絶望,朽ち果てる太陽 (Hate Naki Zetsubou, Kuchihateru Taiyou)
  2008-08-27; 1,260 yen; Limited 3,000; UCCD-196; Maxi Single
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song
  ※ (The number of tracks is unconfirmed; this is just a guess based on price)

[Archived] News: Arc, chariots, V.A.
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)

chariots -
唯 (Yui)
  2008-03-12; 1,260 yen; UCCD-164; Maxi Single
  01. 唯 (Yui)
  02. その瞬間贈る花束を (Sono Shunkan Okuru Hanataba wo)

V.A. -
High Style Paradox 5 ~NEW BORN "organization"~
  2008-03-05; 4,725 yen; UCDV-051; Omnibus Live DVD
  01. ClearVeil - cold prey LIVE CLIP
  02. ClearVeil - FREAK Party LIVE CLIP
  03. Anjyu' - キラリズム (KIRARISM) LIVE CLIP
  04. Anjyu' - 寒空の公園で... (Samuzora no Kouen de...) LIVE CLIP
  05. hurts - DEMONIAC INSANE LIVE CLIP
  06. hurts - 玩具芸事ロータリィ (Omocha Geigoto ROTARY) LIVE CLIP
  07. Siva - Brave LIVE CLIP
  08. Siva - Riot LIVE CLIP
  09. Dali - イタミワケ (ITAMI WAKE) LIVE CLIP
  10. Dali - 印象派ポルノ (Inshouha PORNO) LIVE CLIP
  11. ネガ (Nega) - DIS. LIVE CLIP
  12. ネガ (Nega) - Soul cry LIVE CLIP
  13. Arc - Difference LIVE CLIP
  14. Arc - 糸の鐘 (Ito no Kane) LIVE CLIP
  15. chariots - Marvel LIVE CLIP
  16. chariots - cold pray LIVE CLIP
  17. chariots - Jade LIVE CLIP
  18. Kibou-YA© - 星と矢印 (Hoshi to Yajirushi) LIVE CLIP
  19. Kibou-YA© - トキメキスタイル社 (TOKIMEKI STYLE Sha) LIVE CLIP

Posts from 2007

[Archived] News: Arc, chariots, V.A.
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)

V.A. -
High Style Paradox 5 ~new born "organization"~
  2008-03-05; 4,725 yen; UCDV-05; Omnibus Live DVD
  01. chariots: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  02. chariots: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  03. chariots: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  04. Nega: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  05. Nega: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  06. Dali: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  07. Dali: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  08. Kibou-YA©: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  09. Kibou-YA©: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  10. hurts: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  11. hurts: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  12. Arc: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  13. Arc: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  14. Siva: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  15. Siva: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  16. ClearVeil: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  17. ClearVeil: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  18. Anjyu': Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  19. Anjyu': Unannounced LIVE CLIP
[Archived] chariots~
So, a full image of chariots debut costumes has been released. You can view them here.
[Archived] Releases
Brand X just updated with a slew of new releases @__@



☆chariots

「Jade / cold pray」 Type A/B

Release date: 2007/12/05

Type A has 2 tracks and a PV for cold pray
Type B has 3 tracks, bonus track: Marvel

Type A
Type B



☆attic (JUN solo works)

「Mechanical Ugly Gang」 Type A/B

Release date: 2007/12/19

Type A has 2 tracks and a PV for DRAMATIC
Type B has 3 tracks, bonus track: Flake

Type A
Type B



☆Dali

「the world is mine」 Type A/B

Release date: 2007/12/12

Both types have 5 tracks
Type A includes a PV for [s]hit parade
Type B includes a PV for 星屑

Type A
Type B



☆キボウ屋本舗

「希望ノススメ」

Release date: 2008/01/09

Best of album
11 tracks with 2 new ones

Link





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