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Posts from 2016

MARCO 3-month consecutive concept singles + quick introduction
MARCO 3-month consecutive concept singles + quick introduction

Rutta (ex-CindyKate) new band Marco has been quite busy since their formation in 2014.

Lately, they've kicked off the year by releasing their third single, Torikago Lovers, on January 6. Marco would then later announce a string of three singles throughout three months, all focused on the concept of rain. The first one would be their first ballad, Amesansan, released only at their live with Otomekokka (乙女国家) on March 19. You can check out the preview here (a pity that we may never be able to hear the whole thing...;w;):


The band also announced that the second single, Sono yami ni ame ari, will be released later at their twoman live with fellow label band, Shinotsuku Ame (篠突く雨).

In the meantime, the last addition to the rain trilogy, Amaji, will be available nationwide on May 11. The single will come in two types, in which type A will include the full PV. Speaking of that, the PV spot is below:


In addition to that, the latest distributed single announced is Makka na Kuchibiru no Neko, which will be released at their oneman live on May 20.




Besides guitarist Rutta, Marco also features vocalist Rei (ex-Jisedai Excite, JIVE, etc.), guitarist Akira (ex-SectMa, etc.), bassist Shunsuke (ex-the Mouse, Utsusemi), and drummer Kyouhei (ex-the Mouse, Utsusemi). Although forming as an official band in 2014, Marco first started off as vocalist Rei's session solo project in 2012 under the name, Geese Purple. Rutta and Akira were involved in that project also; Shunsuke and Kyouhei joined the band later on after the previous two members had left the project earlier. To check out their earlier releases, go here.


Posts from 2015

Masami (ex-CindyKate~FOODED SEAL) to retire
Masami (ex-CindyKate~FOODED SEAL) to retire

FOODED SEAL, the “bad luck band” formed by ex-CindyKate drummer Masami (雅美), held their last live on 2015-08-18 and disbanded. Masami also announced his retirement at the event :(.

Masami has always been a voracious participant in session bands, and can more or less play any instrument, so I'll be surprised if he never returns to the stage in any way. Still, it's a shame that FOODED SEAL had such bad luck that he apparently got turned off from band life...

Update by hitsuji-hime: After his supposed retirement, Masami has changed his name back to Sami and went back to being a drummer...he's also changed his Twitter handle to @freeDr_SAMI. Wonder what band activities await him, if any at all.
FOODED SEAL last support members and disbandment
Bad luck band FOODED SEAL its last support member lineup (see below), which will begin performing on 2015-05-19 at Shibuya REX. The band will hold a sponsored event on 2015-07-04 (details TBA), and another on 2015-08-18―at which FOODED SEAL will make an important announcement and disband.

FOODED SEAL
V. Sami (雅美) [ex-CindyKate]
Support G. YOUDAI
Support G. Ray [ex-CindyKate support ~ ex-Glam Grammar ~ etc.]
Support B. Tama (汰麗) [ex-GOKIBURI ~ etc.]
Support D. Kai (華威) [ex-Se'ikspia ~ ex-SERIAL⇔NUMBER (リアル⇔NUMBER) ~ etc.]
GOEMON RECORDS tours and coupling omnibus
Hot indie visual label started by ex-CindyKate, GOEMON RECORDS, has several live tours and events planned for 2015, including its 2nd anniversary tour! On 2015-04-22, the label will also release its first coupling omnibus, ALL I NEED, including new songs and live footage from ARLEQUIN, PENTAGON, and REALies. Check below for all the live details:

Posts from 2014

GOEMON BBQ, CindyKate revival, MARMOT event, and more
GOEMON BBQ, CindyKate revival, MARMOT event, and more

Aww, check out this shot from the recent “GOEMON RECORDS family” BBQ gathering ↑. They love each other ;_;. Anyway, here's a roundup of some GOEMON RECORDS news, feat. ARLEQUIN, CindyKate, and REALies!

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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]】
CindyKate one day revival!
Long-running visual band MoNoLith is disbanding this August, and have been doing special projects as part of their last tour. Today, they announced that they'll “redo” their twoman live vs CindyKate (シンディケイト), which was originally held in 2012... which means that CindyKate will hold a one day revival!!

MoNoLith last tour Re:Hirogeyou! Oshinko no Rin PROJECT
CindyKate VS MoNoLith Tonasaka 2MAN BATTLE TOUR 2012
「“Oshinko no Tsudoi~PROMISE WRIST BAND”」


(Re:広げよう!おしんこの輪プロジェクト シンディケイト VS MoNoLith 東名阪2MAN BATTLE TOUR 2012 「“おしんこの集い~PROMISE WRIST BAND”」)

2014-07-23 at Ikebukuro (池袋) Black Hole
CindyKate vs MoNoLith (twoman) / REALies (guest)

AVANCHICK revealed
The lineup of AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) was finally revealed yesterday! The band has also announced its first release and uploaded a clip of a PV for the song Maria.

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

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



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



AVANCHIK OHP artist page discography

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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



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



AVANCHICK OHP official Twitter Otake Twitter
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)
GOEMON RECORDS 1st anniversary tour
GOEMON RECORDS recently announced their 1st anniversary tour. Check below for full details:

GOEMON RECORDS 1st ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2014 -anniversary 2MAN-REALies×ARLEQUIN (REALies×アルルカン) 2014-05-05 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE
REALies / ARLEQUIN


GOEMON RECORDS 1st ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2014 -REALies sponsored event-Ten yori Takaku! KoinobariALies (天より高く!鯉のぼりあらいず) 2014-05-06 at Birth Shinjuku
REALies / CARAT (カラット) / Crazy★shampoo / landz. / NAINE / DOWNER / the Raid.


GOEMON RECORDS 1st ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2014 -Shohei BIRTHDAY EVENT-HEY!HEY!HEY! 2014-05-11 at SHIBUYA REX
● ARLEQUIN / Dangan NO LIMIT (弾丸 NO LIMIT) / the Gallo / METEOROID / Airish / MUSHIKERATOPS (ムシケラトプス)
TBSV. JIN (儿) (ex-NEGA) / G. Itsuki (樹) / G. Sen (千) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / D. Kiryu (希柳)】
~Sakigake☆Shohei Tomo no Kai~ (魁☆祥平 友の会~) 【V. YU-I (ユーイ) (ex-CindyKate) / G. Ritsu (律) (REALies) / G. N∀O (REALies) / B. Shohei (祥平) (ARLEQUIN) / D. Kazna (一砂) (REALies)


GOEMON RECORDS 1st ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2014Daimyou Gyouretsu (大名行列)
  • 2014-05-05 at Ikebukuro (池袋) CYBER REALies / ARLEQUIN

  • 2014-05-06 at Birth Shinjuku REALies / Crazy★shampoo / landz. / NAINE / DOWNER / the Raid. / CARAT (カラット)

  • 2014-05-11 at SHIBUYA REX ARLEQUIN / Dangan NO LIMIT (弾丸 NO LIMIT) / the Gallo / METEOROID / Airish / MUSHIKERATOPS (ムシケラトプス) / TBS / ~Sakigake☆Shohei Tomo no Kai~

  • 2014-05-13 at Kanazawa (金沢) AZ REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / CARAT / MoNoLith / landz. / DOWNER

  • 2014-05-14 at Niigata (新潟) GOLDEN PIG RED STAGE REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / CARAT / MoNoLith / landz. / DOWNER / XIBALBA

  • 2014-05-15 at Sendai (仙台) darwin REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / CARAT / Hanashounen BADDIES (花少年バディーズ) / landz. / DOWNER / Crazy★shampoo

  • 2014-05-18 at Hiroshima Namiki JUNCTION (広島並木ジャンクション) REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / CARAT / MoNoLith / CRADLE (クレイドル) / METEOROID

  • 2014-05-19 at Fukuoka (福岡) DRUM BE-1 REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / CARAT / Hanashounen BADDIES / MoNoLith / Visper

  • 2014-05-20 at Okayama (岡山) IMAGE REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / CARAT / Hanashounen BADDIES / MoNoLith / METEOROID

  • 2014-05-22 at Ash OSAKA Vent Croix (opening act) / REALies / ARLEQUIN / DECIDE / METEOROID / Zombie (ぞんび) / Xepher / Xenon / 2nd Dyz

  • 2014-05-23 at OSAKA MUSE REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / Hanashounen BADDIES / LIPHLICH / Blitz / landz. / Crazy★shampoo

  • 2014-05-24 at Nagoya (名古屋) M.I.D REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / Hanashounen BADDIES / LIPHLICH / Blitz / landz. / Crazy★shampoo

  • 2014-05-25 at HOLIDAY NEXT NAGOYA REALies / ARLEQUIN / METEOROID / the Raid. / Lustknot / Zombie / Vent Croix / BlackKlaxon

  • 2014-05-29 at TSUTAYA O-WEST REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / Hanashounen BADDIES / LIPHLICH / amber gris / Blitz / landz.
GOEMON RECORDS bands updates
Recent updates from GOEMON RECORDS and its bands:
  • REALies released live photos from their 2013-12-08 tour final. The photos are available in Japan via 7-ELEVEN, and online via AOO Store.
  • ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) held a hastily-decided experimental live—Jikkendai × MARMOT (実験台×モルモット) on 2014-01-12 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4—in celebration of the release of the final press of the band's demonstration CD. The live encouraged more ferocious participation than usual, and the band members donned special doctor uniforms during heavy songs SynonyM and Zou ().
  • GOEMON RECORDS has re-released its 2014 lucky bag through its official web shop. The “remade” version includes 2 random GOEMON RECORDS badges, rather than the random band members' object that was in the original. (The new version still includes PV making DVDs, signed paper, and New Year postcard/photocard.)
  • REALies and ARLEQUIN will participate in fiveStars' 2 year anniversary circuit tour Realistic ideal 2014.

Well, that's it! Good to see GOEMON RECORDS meeting with success.

Posts from 2013

Updates on Ray activities
Updates on the activities of Ray (ex-NEGA):
  • Ray will appear in the radio show VISUAL Tamashii (ビジュアル魂) on 2013-12-19. The show will also feature Otake (おたけ) (ex-CindyKate) and members of DECIDE and PLACEBO (プラセボ) [the two bands which Ray now produces].
  • Ray started his own online radio show called Raychel to Yukai na Nakamatachi (れいちぇると愉快な仲間たち), which aired its first episode last night and featured PLACEBO. By the way, it is produced by KSP, who also produces the REALies/GOEMON RECORDS net radio show.
  • In collaboration with the radio show, two lucky people will win special presents: a signed copy of NEGA's VANITAS, or a signed copy of PLACEBO's (produced by Ray) new CD.
  • PLACEBO will soon change to a formal band.
FOODED SEAL releases and Christmas present
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) has announced three Christmas presents for fans:
  1. At their December 24 live, FOODED SEAL will perform the new song Mafuyu no POCKET (真冬のポケット) for the first time.
  2. On December 25 (Christmas), the band will reveal their first look via their official website.
  3. At the same time, they will reveal information of their sponsored events.

FOODED SEAL has also announced that kaoL, who had to pause activities due to his injury, will probably return to the stage at the band's January 18 live.

Finally, the band announced their first two releases! Both are live-limited and cost 1,500 yen for 2 new songs. But hopefully we'll get a chance to hear them anyway?

FOODED SEAL
切なくて
Setsunakute
2014-01-18 500 yen maxi-single CD

  1. ロリズラ RORIDULA
  2. Bungee SETUNASA

FOODED SEAL
愛しくて
Itoshikute
2014-01-22 500 yen maxi-single CD-R

  1. 真冬のポケット Mafuyu no POCKET
  2. 君がいる未来 Kimi ga Iru Mirai

Otake in A to Z session
ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) guitarist Otake (おたけ) will appear in a session band called Jin no Settai BAND (仁の接待バンド) 【V. TAKASHI (A→Z.) / G. Otake (ex-CindyKate) / D. Jin (A→Z.) / G.&B. TBA】 on 2014-02-19 at A→Z.'s sponsored event.

By the way, Otake, TAKASHI, and Jin will perform together two other times:
  • 2013-12-20 ● JACK・THE・RIPPER (ジャック・ザ・リッパー) 【V. TAKASHI (A→Z.) / G. YOSHITO (ヨシト) (ex-SAINTIA (セインティア)) / G. Otake (ex-CindyKate) / B. Masumi (真純) (ex-POPCORE) / D. Jin (A→Z.)】
  • 2013-12-09 ● Otake SAN BAND (おたけSANバンド) 【V. TAKASHI (A→Z.) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. Otake (ex-CindyKate) / B. Yuuki (RESULT) / D. Jin (A→Z.)】
FOODED SEAL's bad luck
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール), new band of ex-CindyKate drummer Sami, has had some bad luck, despite only just forming! In a post called “the bad luck band”, Sami has mentioned that he has suffered food poisoning, drummer Sayuki (さゆき) dropped his phone in water, and guitarist KaoL has broken his foot and can't perform with the band for at least a month!

Despite this, the band continues. They're currently holding meetings regarding their first costumes and release, with details expected to be announced sometime next week.
Shugokusatsu (and related) recent activity
Couple of bits of info about Shugokusatsu (瞬獄殺), the continuous session band of ex-SUZAKU (朱) vocalist Itsuki (樹) and ex-Vior gloire bassist RENA:

  • Shugokusatsu will perform on 2013-12-24 at SHIBUYA-REX (guitarist and drummer TBA). ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) band FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) will also play at that event.
  • Before that, Shugokusatsu will also perform on 2013-12-12 at Osaka (大阪) RUIDO, with ex-NEGA guitarist SAN and ex-Vior gloire drummer ARU (アル).
  • On 2013-10-24, Shugokusatsu performed with ex-NEGA guitarist SAN and ex-SUZAKU drummer Karen (火憐). They played MaGARU by SUZAKU, Niji by L'Arc~en~Ciel, AGITATOR by Vior gloire, and Kusarekoi by SUZAKU.
  • ex-SUZAKU band Envus will hold a one day revival on 2014-01-11 (further details TBA). 【V. HIDEKI (ex-SUZAKU Itsuki) / G. Haruka (MonoLog) / G. Kaoru (holyclock) / B. Kagari (ex-SUZAKU Kizuna)】
  • New Kansai-area indie label king zeebra seems to be owned by Itsuki.
ARLEQUIN formal activities started
ARLEQUIN formal activities started

GOEMON RECORDS' new band ARLEQUIN (featuring ex-Cu[be] and CindyKate members) has finally made their formal debut! They've revealed their first look, their band concept, their blogs, a new live tour, and several releases... seems they're moving ahead at full speed!

ARLEQUIN (アルルカン)

【Members (left → right)】

【Concept】
New-generation Nagoya-kei。 (次世代名古屋系。)

【Live】
Their new tour, 「Kizu」 × TSUKERU (「傷」 × ツケル), will kick off on 2013-11-13 at Sendai HooK and will last through until their tour final and first oneman, slip over the EDGE, on 2014-03-15 at Ikebukuro EDGE.

【Releases】
ARLEQUIN has announced their first single, a 2nd press of their demonstration CD, and a new distributed CD. Check the next post for details!

Official Twitter @Arlequin_offi
Official website
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)

REALies and ARLEQUIN additional events
GOEMON RECORDS has announced some additional events for REALies and ARLEQUIN (アルルカン)! ARLEQUIN will hold a double birthday event, and REALies will hold a two-part Christmas oneman.

GOEMON RECORDS presents ARLEQUIN V. Aki & G. Kuruto double birthday event Umaretekite Gomenasai。 (生まれてきてごめんなさい。)
2013-12-09 at Ikebukuro CYBER
ARLEQUIN / LucaRia / ISDEAD / 13th / Otake SAN BAND 【V. TAKASHI (A→Z.) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. Otake (ex-CindyKate) / B. Yuuki (RESULT) / D. Jin (A→Z.)】



REALies Christmas two-part oneman 【first part / 3,500 yen / start 17:00】
Merry ChriALies 2013 Fuyu ~SANTA no Oshigotohajimemashita~ (めりくりあらいず2013冬~サンタのお仕事始めました~)
REALies (oneman)

【second part / 0 yen / start 19:30】
Merry ChriALies 2013 ~Seiya ha REAjuushimasen ka?!~ (めりくりあらいず2013~聖夜はリア充しませんか?!~)
REALies (member talk / present distributing / photography session)

※ second part may be attended only by those who spend at least 5,000 yen on REALies goods during the first part


New band: FOODED SEAL
New band: FOODED SEAL

ex-CindyKate guitarist Sami has formally announced his new band: FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール)! The band will officially start on 2014-01-18 with their sponsored event ~Kyuuaichan! Konnichiwa!~ (~求愛ちゃん!こんにちわ!~) at Shibuya (渋谷) REX, but they will also appear at several other events before then.

FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール)
  • V. Masami (雅美) (ex- CindyKate)
  • G. kaoL (ex- GEEK → Space)
  • B. 7o
  • D. Sayuki (さゆき)

The name “fooded seal” is a misspelling of “hooded seal”, which is a special of seal that presents a bulbous red nose to attract mates. Vocalist and leader Masami (previously Sami of CindyKate) says that this grotesque animal mirrors the grotesqueness of our own courting rituals, and that this is the main concept of the band.

FOODED SEAL formation sponsored event ~Kyuuaichan! Konnichiwa!~ (~求愛ちゃん!こんにちわ!~)
2014-01-18 at Shibuya (渋谷) REX
(opening act TBA) / FOODED SEAL / ViV / Ray℃ / VAMPIRE (ヴァンパイア) / EXEQUTE / Virgil / LucaRia


Official website
Official Twitter
FUTURISM・BOYZ' UNDER CODE family session event
FUTURISM・BOYZ vocalist CO- is sponsoring a session event comprised almost entirely of ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION band members! Check out the awesome lineup below:

FUTURISM・BOYZ vocalist CO- sponsored event Yamaguchi FESTIVAL!! (山口フェスティバル!!)
2013-10-06 at Ash Osaka

  • Yatter Man 【V. CO- (F・B) / G. KANATA (ex-LIN) / B. Karasu (ex-SUZAKU) / D. REIYA (ex-LIN)】
  • SAN BAND 【V. YU-I (ex-CindyKate) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. YUKIHIRO (F・B) / B. Yu (ex-NEGA(?)) / D. ARU (ex-Vior gloire)】
  • Zutsuu (頭痛) 【V. Ren (ex-Dali) / G & B & D. (undecided)】
  • RENA with “CrazySound” Makers 【V. Ryu (holyclock) / G. Takuya (holyclock) / G. Go (HYRAL) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / D. Kyong Kyong】
  • Mon☆ster (もん☆すたぁ) 【V. garu (Paranoid≠circuS) / G. zyaki (Paranoid≠circuS) / B. SHUU / D. PIICHI】



By the way, I wonder if Zutsuu will be a “prototype” for a band which Ren has mentioned thinking about.
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.】
KISAKI live and special band announced!!
KISAKI live and special band announced!!

KISAKI has announced a special Christmas Day sponsored event, at which his one-day-limited special band SchwarzVrain (featuring ex-Megaromania and F・B members) will perform!!!!

C'est la vie ~REMAIN OF THE 20TH YEARS HISTORY~ Saishuushou is the final chapter in the celebration of KISAKI's 20 years of band activity, and will be held on 2013-12-25 at OSAKA MUSE. It will primarily serve as a oneman for special band SchwarzVrain, but will also feature a friendship performance by Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド), and special opening acts GLARD (ex-VAGERKE) and DECIDE (produced by Ray).

KISAKI 20th anniversary memorial last chapter
C'est la vie ~REMAIN OF THE 20TH YEARS HISTORY~ Saishuushou (最終章)
2013-12-25 at OSAKA MUSE

SchwarzVrain (oneman)
  • B. KISAKI (ex-MIRAGE~Syndrome~Phantasmagoria~LIN etc.)
  • V. 翠-Sui- (ex-Megaromania)
  • G. 美沙麗-Misery- (ex-Megaromania)
  • G. ユキヒロ (YUKIHIRO) (ex-Arc ~ FUTURISM・BOYZ)
  • D. 俊 (Shun) (ex-Arc ~ FUTURISM・BOYZ)
※ will only perform songs by KISAKI's previous bands

Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) (friendship appearance)
  • V. 苓 (Ren) (ex-Dali)
  • G. SAN (ex-NEGA)
  • G. おたけ (Otake) (ex-CindyKate)
  • B. Ray (ex-NEGA)
  • D. ラジャス (RAJAS) (CHRISHUNA (クリシュナ))
※ special session formed by Ray

GLARD (opening act)
V. Naota / G. Takeshi / G. Hayato / B. Kyo / D. Ryota
※ ex-VAGERKE (which was signed to UNDER CODE PRODUCTION sublabel ROAD AWAKE)

DECIDE (opening act)
V. Toshiki (十式) / G. Remu (れむ) / G. Yuura (憂羅) / B. Sara (沙羅) / D. Yuppi (ゆっぴ)
※ produced by Ray (ex-NEGA)



So what do you think?! Personally, I'm super excited. I just wish we could see this event!! Let's pray for a live DVD... and that SchwarzVrain and Raychel BAND will become real bands!!
Session updates 2013-08-13
Here's an update of the sessions which various ex-UNDER CODE artists are performing with!

● VIRGIN HUNTER (ヴァージンハンター)
2013-07-15 at Birth Shinjuku
D. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / V. Takeru (DIANA) / G. Maki (DIANA) / G. Isami (DIANA) / B. Rei (ex-Hi:BRiD)

● KISSBULLET
2013-07-27 at Meguro Rockmaykan
Support D. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / V. Hasumi Yuu (ex-Gokusai FILM) / G. KAIE (ex-NightingeiL) / Support G. Kikuchi Akito (ex-LIPHLICH) / Support B. LEAYA (ex-Vasalla)

● Vior glore SESSION (Vior gloire セッション)
2013-08-01 at Shinjuku RUIDO K4
V. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / G. Vuit (Ray℃) / D. Verry (ViV)

● BLUE MOMENTS (ブルーモーメンツ)
2013-08-07 at Ikebukuro RUIDO K3
B. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / V. You (LucaRia) / G. yukito (Resist) / G. Saya (SRASH NOTES GARDEN) / D. MIYA (LucaRia)

● SAMII TAAMAA (サミーターマー)
2013-08-19 at Birth Shinjuku
D. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / V. Gai (ex-FULL EFFECT) / G. Vuit (Ray℃) / G. Sou (POLTERGEIST) / B. Tama (GOKIBURI)

● Sami SESSION (沙美セッション)
2013-09-02 at Shinjuku RUIDO K4
V. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / G. Kaoru / B. NaNao / D. Sayuki

● F4 RETURNS (F4リターンズ)
2013-09-04 at Takadanobaba AREA
Doumyouji Tsukasa (道明寺司). Sui (翠) (ex-Megaromania) / Makino Tsukushi (牧野つくし). Rame (ex-VIDOLL) / Hanazawa Rui (花沢類). Yumeji (ex-Lc5) / Nishikado Soujirou (西門総二郎). Shou (D.I.D.) / Mimasaka Akira (美作あきら). NATSUKA (VELBET)

● DICTATORS CIRCUS
2013-09-14 at Ikebukuro EDGE
V. KAIRI (カイリ) (ex-SIVA) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. Aki (ex-E'm ~grief~) / G. Shintarou (Annie's Black) / G. Shidou (ex-NaiL)

● Youichi SESSION (雄一セッション)
2013-09-14 at Ikebukuro EDGE
G. Yu (憂) (ex-SIVA [as Youichi]) / V. Kyouka (ex-Aliene Ma'riage) / G. Ruli (ex-ElDorado) / B. ISUKE (ex-La'Mule) / D. YOU-YA (ex-La'Mule)
New band: ARLEQUIN
New band: ARLEQUIN

On August 5th, GOEMON RECORDS announced the second artist to join its label: new band ARLEQUIN (アルルカン)!! The band features ex-Cu[be] and ex-CindyKate members, along with the vocalist from Diverse glare in Riot, and others.

ARLEQUIN (アルルカン)
  • V. Aki (暁) (ex-Diverse glare in Riot)
  • G. Kuruto (來堵) (ex-Arpege)
  • G. Nao (奈緒) (ex-Cu[be])
  • B. Shouhei (祥平) (ex-CindyKate [as Maaya])
  • D. Damon(?) (堕門)

ARLEQUIN won't be completely “revealed” until October 26th (guess that explains the paper bags on the members' heads...), but, in the meantime, they will embark on their first tour, ARLHOLIC THEATRE (アルホリックテアトル). Their tour starts with their first live on 2013-10-02 at Sendai HooK, and ends on 2013-10-26 at Ikebukuro EDGE with their tour final twoman with a secret band (TBA on October 1st). Got it??

GOEMON RECORDS presents ARLEQUIN 1st tour ARLHOLIC THEATRE (アルホリックテアトル)
2013-10-02 at Sendai HooK
2013-10-09 at Niigata GOLDEN PIG BLACK
2013-10-10 at Nagano JUNKBOX
2013-10-11 at Kanazawa AZ
2013-10-17 at Nagoya HOLIDAY NEXT
2013-10-19 at Okayama IMAGE
2013-10-21 at Hiroshima NAMIKI JUNCTION
2013-10-22 at Fukuoka DRUM Be-1
2013-10-23 at Kumamoto DRUM Be-9 V1
2013-10-25 at Osaka MUSE
ARLEQUIN, (others)

ARLHOLIC THEATRE FINAL 2MAN (アルホリックテアトル)
2013-10-26 at Ikebukuro EDGE
ARLEQUIN × (band TBA 2013-10-01)



Lastly, ARLEQUIN has announced its first release, a self-titled demo CD to be released on 2013-10-02 for 980 yen. I'm not sure yet if the release will be available via regular shops, or GOEMON RECORDS' web shop, etc.

ARLEQUIN
ARLEQUIN
2013-10-02 980 yen single CD

  1. 白死蝶 Shiroshichou
  2. SynonyM
  3. blind bud
  4. Fiction

ex-NEGA Ray activity
ex-NEGA bassist and leader Ray has recently announced some new activity! First, he's taken on the role of producer for fledgling band DECIDE! Furthermore, he's announced the start of his session band, Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド), with ex-NEGA and ex-CindyKate members!!

Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド)
【V. YU-I (ユーイ, ex-CindyKate) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. Otake (おたけ, ex-CindyKate) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. Moyu (もゆ)】

Musoukei presents Shibuya Bakuon Matsuri ~Shoya~ (渋谷爆音祭り ~初夜~)
2013-09-28 at Shibuya Rex
Raychel BAND / REALies (friendship appearance) / Oneness / Awake / DECIDE / Ms.LIAR / VABeL / ViV

Shibuya Bakuon Matsuri ~Irimidare~ (渋谷爆音祭り ~入り乱れ~)
2013-09-29 at Shibuya Rex
Raychel BAND / DECIDE ~Ura ver.~ / PLACEBO / Diana / JILKA / GAGAGAGA / bud / (baphomet session)



One last thing: you can email Ray at nega_ray_fanmail@yahoo.co.jp.
CindyKate last live releases
CindyKate has announced the sale of a last live DVD as well as a collection of photographs taken at the live.

CindyKate's last live DVD, LEGEND OF DASAKAKKOIII!, will be released on 2013-08-31 (just happens to be Phantasmagoria Day ;_;, by the way) for 5,800 yen. Unfortunately, the release is available only through mail-order by contacting info.goemonrecords@gmail.com (meaning you'll have to use a shopping service for this one). Furthermore, I haven't been able to find their last live's tracklist online anywhere, so I'm not quite sure of the DVD tracklisting yet.

CindyKate is also selling photos from the last live, which will be available for purchase at 7-Eleven's throughout Japan, via their digiphoto booths (in which you pay for certain photos online, and they are printed at the booth). Luckily, AOO Store is complete set of photos via their web shop for 4,400 yen. Again, you'll have to use a shopping service, but at least that's more feasible than getting someone to go to a Japanese 7-Eleven for you...!
CindyKate drummer activity
ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) drummer Sami (沙美) has announced that he will participate in session band VIRGIN HUNTER (ヴァージンハンター) 【V. Takeru (DIANA) / G. Maki (DIANA) / G. Isami (DIANA) / B. Rei (ex-Hi:BRiD) / D. Sami (ex-CindyKate)】 on 2013-07-15 at Birth Shinjuku.

In addition, Sami has a 4 month consecutive release campaign of digital singles via YouTube. Full information for that release campaign, as well as his two previous solo albums, can be found at his entry in the WE LOVE UNDER CODE discography database.
CindyKate's last goods
CindyKate has announced their last goods which will be sold at their last oneman live on July 13th (tomorrow!). Check the list below:


The band will also be selling CDs, of course, including their two pre-UNDER CODE mini-albums. Most of the CDs will be sold for the special price of 1,000 yen, with a few being 1,500 or 2,000 yen. (Conspicuously absent is their best album, NUDY&COOL. Weird.) Attendees who spend 3,000 yen will be allowed to participate in satsueikai with the band.
GOEMON RECORDS radio show
REALies vocalist Rayka and CindyKate vocalist YUUI have announced the start of their online radio show, -My Trip Goemon Theater- (-My Trip 五右衛門 Theater-)!

The comedic talk & variety show will be broadcast online via NICO NICO, and will feature “Mr.NEGATIVE” Rayka and “Mr.POSITIVE” YUUI butting heads and interviewing monthly guests. The first show will be broadcast on June 21st and will feature CindyKate bassist Maaya.

-My Trip Goemon Theater- episode 1 page

-My Trip Goemon Theater- is a collaboration between GOEMON RECORDS and live production company KSP Entertainment, and will be featured on their NICO NICO channel, KSP CHANNEL.

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By the way, REALies was recently featured in ViSULOG special interview section! Check it out!
GOEMON RECORDS opens


After graduating from UNDER CODE PRODUCTION, both CindyKate (シンディケイト) and REALies have moved to a new Tokyo-based label called GOEMON RECORDS. Today, May 11th, the label will officially begin activities by holding its first live event and opening its official web shop.

GOEMON RECORDS WEBSHOP currently has the following items:
  • REALies - LiNE TYPE-C- (1,500 yen)
  • REALies - signed poster (1,000 yen) (※ limited quantities)
  • REALies - LiNE artist photoset A (1,000 yen)
  • REALies - LiNE artist photoset B (1,000 yen)
  • REALies - original silicone bracelet (pink or blue) (1,000 yen each)
  • REALies - original muffler towel (1,500 yen)

GOEMON RECORDS WEBSHOP
※ overseas orders not accepted

And here's the information for the label's first live, which also happens to kick off CindyKate's disbandment sponsored event tour.

GOEMON RECORDS 1st presents live CindyKate disbandment sponsored event tour
「LAST OF DASAKAKKOIIi!!」 (「ラスト オブ ダサカッコイイっ!!」)
go“S”&death!
2013-05-11 at SHIBUYA-REX

CindyKate (シンディケイト) / FEST VAINQUEUR / GALEYD / cocklobin / Blitz / Zelktage


UNDER CODE PRODUCTION Treasure Book & LAST LIVE DVD


UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has closed・・・ In memorial of 10 years of this legendary and unorthodox label, a new bible will be released: ARCHIVES 2003~2013. Furthermore, this timeless collector's item will include UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's last live DVD!!

UNDER CODE's “treasure book” is called ARCHIVES 2003~2013 and will be released on June 20th, 2013, through the label's official web shop. The book will collect 128 full color pages, and will cost 12,600 yen. The book will feature 6 major sections, but will also include a two-point special privilege, as well as a web shop limited privilege:

【CONTENTS】
  1. A great number of artists' official photos
  2. Exclusive live report of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION last event Nihon Seiatsu FINAL -since 2003~2013- 2013.5.03 at Osaka BIG CAT
  3. Extensive biography and discography files for all signed artists
  4. Personal interviews: Ray (NEGA) × CO- (F・B) / SAN (NEGA) × Maaya (CindyKate) / YUUI (CindyKate) × Rayka (REALies) / KANATA (LIN) × Misery (Megaromania) / RIKU (LIN) × JIN (NEGA) × Yamada Takafumi (UCP staff)
  5. 10 years' worth of private offshot photos, about 700 in total
  6. KISAKI's last interview
  7. ...and more
【TWO-POINT PRIVILEGE】
  1. Application ticket to special project exclusively for purchasers (application deadline: 2013-07-20)
  2. Complete live DVD (over 3 hours of footage) of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION last event Nihon Seiatsu FINAL -since 2003~2013- 2013.5.03 at Osaka BIG CAT
【WEB SHOP PRIVILEGE】
  • Unique, only-one-in-the-world special CD by Ray (NEGA) × CO- (F・B) special unit AD LIBBERS (アドリヴァーズ), in which they create a completely original song based on the title you specify
UNDER CODE LAST COLLABORATION 「D・N・A」 revealed!!


KISAKI has finally revealed the “UNDER CODE PRODUCTION LAST COLLABORATION”... It's a special collaboration unit band, 「D・N・A」 which will appear on a new tribute to hide omnibus!!

As part of hide anniversary project ROCKET DIVE 2003-2014 (which celebrates the 15th anniversary of his passing, 20th anniversary of his musical activities, and 50th birthday), his tribute album series hide TRIBUTE SPIRITS has been expanded. Throughout these two years, 6 more entries to the series will be released―starting with two visual kei entries, hide TRIBUTE Ⅱ -Visual SPIRITS- and hide TRIBUTE Ⅲ -Visual SPIRITS-.

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION special collaboration unit 「D・N・A」 will appear in the second omnibus, covering hide's Junk Story. The lineup of the unit is unknown, but the photoshoot featured all vocalists of UNDER CODE's currently-active bands, plus KISAKI―so, we can assume those people will be involved.

hide TRIBUTE Ⅱ -Visual SPIRITS- will be released on July 1st, 2013. Tracklist is below:

(omnibus)
hide TRIBUTE SPIRITS Ⅱ -Visual SPIRITS-
2013-07-03 3,000 yen omnibus album CD

  1. TELL ME
  2. DICE
  3. OBLAAT
  4. D.O.D
  5. ピンク スパイダー PINK SPIDER
  6. ever free
  7. DOUBT
  8. HURRY GO ROUND
  9. MISERY
  10. Beauty & Stupid
  11. DAMAGE
  12. Junk Story
  13. 50% & 50%

UNDER CODE teases last collaboration


KISAKI has been dropping hints about “UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's last collaboration.” Although it's unclear what the collaboration is, we have the following information:

  • It involves the vocalists of all current UNDER CODE bands―they just did a photoshoot (see above) with KISAKI specifically for the collaboration.
  • It probably involves music―KISAKI's been in the studio working on arrangement.
  • It seems to have been decided at the last minute―KISAKI said that he's been in the studio for hours, under intense pressure, trying to finish by the upcoming deadline.

My guess is a last collaboration song, maybe something like KISAKI did with Wataru, RIKU, and Jui in 2007 when 12012, Phantasmagoria, and VIDOLL were graduating from the label (...well, were planning to, anyway). What do you think? Whatever the last collaboration is, we'll find out on May 3rd, when it's announced at UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's last live.

2013-04-30 edit: A special photoset of the collaboration photos (seen above) will be sold at UNDER CODE's dissolution event for 2,000 yen. Cheki from the photoshoot will also be sold, in pairs, for 1,000 yen.
Collection album privileges
I've compiled a list of all shop privileges for UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's recently-released and upcoming collection albums. So if any of you are planning to buy any, be sure to get the best privileges! (And maybe even coordinate with each other to get different privileges and share them~!)

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CindyKate to disband


At last night's celebration of KISAKI's 20 years of activity, CindyKate (シンディケイト) announced their intention to disband.

CindyKate will hold a last sponsored event tour in May~June through their own newly established independent label, GOEMON RECORDS, and then will embark on their last oneman tour. Finally, on July 13th, CindyKate will disband at SHIBUYA O-WEST.

They will also release a two-discs best-album on march 27th, named NUDY&COOL. It features 26 tracks! Details below.

You can read the CindyKate members' disbandment comments here (English translation via Google).

CindyKate
NUDY&COOL
2013-03-27 3,990 yen collection album CD + CD

  1. 濱NIGHT☆CITYBOY Hama NIGHT☆CITYBOY
  2. I LOVE CAT
  3. メトロポリス METROPOLIS
  4. ジョージで待ち合わせしましょ ♥ GEORGE de Machiawaseshimasho♥
  5. フィッシュファイト! FISH FIGHT!
  6. THE新人類! THE Shinjinrui!
  7. Candle Rain
  8. ミラーボールは無責任☆ MIRRORBALL wa Musekinin ☆
  9. 教えてモンテスキュー Oshiete MONTESQUIEU
  10. デコトラの星☆ DECO TRU no Hoshi☆
  11. ありふれーしょん Arifureeshon
  12. HEA・VEN・LY-OnceMoreAgain-
  13. クエスチョン QUESTION

  1. 昌代とByeBye Masayo to ByeBye
  2. -警告- -Keikon-
  3. ソウルエクスタシー SOUL ECSTASY
  4. TOKYO CITY GAME
  5. NIGHT FEVER
  6. 2人のブーケ 2ri no Bouquet
  7. ボクサー BOXER
  8. 毒キノコ Doku KINOKO
  9. HONESTY…
  10. PIXIE DOLL
  11. 大阪ナビ@タイム Osaka NAVI@TIME
  12. GET DOWN
  13. 座☆銀のNAON Za☆gin no NAON


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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UNDER CODE PRODUCTION last tour


UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced its 10th anniversary last tour: Nihon Seiatsu FINAL -since 2003~2013- (日本制圧FINAL -since 2003~2013-). The tour will take place from March 1st through May 3rd, after which UNDER CODE will dismantle.

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Posts from 2012

UNDER CODE last birthday event


At today's UNDER CODE PRODUCTION last New Year countdown event (which was SOLD OUT, by the way!), several of the label's last lives were announced. First up: the last UNDER CODE birthday event will celebrate the birthdays of LIN drummer REIYA and NEGA bassist Ray!

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION LAST BIRTHDAY EVENT Ray&REIYA dream double birthday event!! 桜舞い散る季節に俺たちは生まれた。 (Sakura Maichiru Kisetsu ni Oretachi ha Umareta。)
2013-04-20 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA

  • LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-)
  • NEGA
  • Megaromania
  • REALies
  • THE PIERO (ザ・ピエロ) [V. RIKU (LIN) / G. SAN (NEGA) / G. Otake (CindyKate) / B. Ray (NEGA) / D. REIYA (LIN)]
  • IDOL (アイドル) [V. JOSE KOJI (FUTURISM・BOYZ) & YUUI (CindyKate) / G. MIZUKI (LIN) / B. Ray (NEGA) / D. Yu (NEGA) & REIYA (LIN)]
  • BEACH BOYS (ビーチボーイズ) [V. Rayka (REALies) / G. KANATA (LIN) / G. Chikage (Megaromania) / B. Ray (NEGA) / D. REIYA (LIN)]
  • Kuroi Bara no xxx no Nanji ni xxxsareta xxxxa xxsa xxxma fexxfonba ni Gankyuu wo Sasagenasai・・・。 (黒い薔薇のxxxの汝にxxxされたxxxxあxxさxxxまふぇxxふぉんばに眼球を捧げなさい・・・。) [V. Sui (Megaromania) / G. Ritsu (REALies) / G. YUKIHIRO (FUTURISM・BOYZ) / B. Ray (NEGA) / D. REIYA (LIN)]
  • SHAPE UP BOYS (シェイプアップボーイズ) [V. TAKAFUMI (ex-Marvelous Maiden) / G. Misery (Megaromania) / G. KEETO (Dali) / B. Ray (NEGA) / D. REIYA (LIN)]



Pretty ambitious of the boys to play in every session band!! Sounds like an awesome event.
Arc one day revival information


Today, more information about Arc's one day revival has been released! It seems that PERESTROIKA will hold a one day revival at the event as well, and special session bands Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji (罪団法人黒十字) and 可菜水木 (Kanamizuki) will also appear.

Arc one day revival sponsored event Warugakitachi no Saturday Night Fever☆!! Fukattsu Tokubetsuhen!! (悪ガキ達のSaturday Night Fever☆!! 復活特別編!!)
2013-02-09 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) VARON

  • Arc (one day revival)
  • CindyKate (シンディケイト)
  • PERESTROIKA (one day revival)
  • Kanamizuki (可菜水木) [Vo.&Gu. KANATA & MIZUKI (LIN)]
  • Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji (罪団法人黒十字) [Vo. RIKU (LIN) & Ren (ex-Dali) / Gu. KEETO (ex-Dali) / Gu. Hazuki (SUZAKU) / Ba. RENA (Vior gloire) / Ds. Karen (SUZAKU)]
CLUB CHIKASEN


UNDER CODE has hastily decided to hold another edition of CLUB★地下线 (CLUB★Chikasen) immediately after its New Year countdown live. At the event, all UNDER CODE band members (except from Cu[be]) and 120 lucky attendees will drink and have fun!

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION New Year's Eve SPECIAL PARTY CLUB★地下线★新年会 (CLUB★Chikasen★Shinenkai)
2013-01-01 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
All members from: 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN), NEGA, Megaromania, シンディケイト (CindyKate), FUTURISM・BOYZ, REALies, 朱 (SUZAKU), Vior gloire

limited 120 people
outside drinks and food are allowed
ID check will be performed

CindyKate's 2013 oneman


CindyKate (シンディケイト) has just announced a two-part, “self-torture” (?!) oneman live to be held in 2013. The lives will feature CindyKate plus an as-yet unannounced opening act; details below.

CindyKate self-torture New Year oneman ~タイバンでいたら嬉しいなんてもう言わせないっ!~ (~TAIBAN de Itara Ureshiinante mou Iwasenaii!~)
2013-01-19 at 心斋桥 (Shinsaibashi) CLAPPER
2013-02-02 at SHIBUYA-REX
(Unannounced opening act), CindyKate (oneman)


CindyKate to release album ...sort of


シンディケイト (CindyKate) has announced that they will release an original full album ...sort of.

On September 19th, the band will hold a sponsored event at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER to celebrate the birthday of drummer 沙美 (Sami). At that event, the band will release a memorial album featuring 10 songs completely composed and produced by Sami. The catch? The album will only be sold at that specific live, and will be limited to 20 copies.

What's with CindyKate and these super limited live only releases?!

Sami
ヴィヴァルディ
VIVALDI
2012-09-19 3,300 yen maxi-single CD

  1. Adventure mermaid
  2. 春に揺られて Haru ni Yurarete
  3. Panic Rain
  4. 竜舌蘭 Ryuuzetsuran
  5. 夏風邪 Natsukaze
  6. 魔王 Maou
  7. Coffee Cup
  8. Regret~秋の夜空~ Regret~Aki no Yozora~
  9. 雪女 Yukionna
  10. white angel

CindyKate's important announcement(?)


A few days ago, シンディケイト (CindyKate) held their 5th anniversary oneman, at which they made an important announcement. And the important announcement is...

Nothing! The band announced that they'll sponsor an event in October and two oneman lives in January and February—at which there will be an important announcement. So for now it seems that, after all that teasing, the band decided to make their important announcement in 2013 instead.
TAKAFUMI's birthday sessions revealed


Last month, an event to celebrate the birthday of UNDER CODE staff member TAKAFUMI was announced. The session band lineup for the event has finally been announced, and it's incredible!

TAKAFUMI BIRTHDAY EVENT YMD28 ~会いたかった×3 YES!!君に~ (YMD28 ~Aitakatta ×3 YES!! Kimi ni~)
2012-08-30 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
  • YMD28 [V. タカフミ (TAKAFUMI; ex-Marvelous Maiden) / G. +悠 (+Yu; Ultimate Sonic) / G. 葉月-hazuki- (朱 (SUZAKU)) / B. HINA (FOWR) / D. zodd (ex-Diverse glare in Riot)]

  • Ultimate Sonic [V. +悠 (+Yu; Ultimate Sonic) / G. 葉月-hazuki- (朱 (SUZAKU)) / G. ユッキー (YUKKIE, N@H) / B. Ena (ex-HenzeL) / D. ライ (RAI, N@H)]

  • トモダチ (tomodachi)

  • Riddick

  • MASKED RIDER SYSTEM

  • 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) (special)

  • スザキューブグロア (SUZACUBEGLOIRE) (special) [V. 樹-ituki- (SUZAKU) / V. シャル (shall, Vior gloire) / G. 尚-nao- (Cu[be]) / G. serra (Vior gloire) / B. 憂里-yuuri- (Cu[be]) / D. 火憐-karen- (SUZAKU)]

  • ネガロマニア (NEGAROMANIA) (special) [V. 儿-JIN- (NEGA) / V. 翠-Sui- (Megaromania) / G. 美沙麗-Misery- (Megaromania) / G. SAN (NEGA) / B. Ray (NEGA) / D. 邑詩-yushi- (Megaromania)]

  • ダリアライズ (DALIALIES) (special) [V. 苓 (Ren, Dali) / V. Rayka (REALies) / G. ケエト (KEETO, Dali) / G. 律 (Ritsu, REALies) / B. ユウ (YUU, Dali) / D. 一砂 (Kazna, REALies)]

  • シンディケイト・BOYZ (CindyKate・BOYZ) (special) [V. ユーイ (YUUI, CindyKate) / V. CO- (FUTURISM・BOYZ) / G. おたけ (Otake, CindyKate) / G. ユキヒロ (YUKIHIRO, FUTURISM・BOYZ) / B. まぁや (Maaya, CindyKate) / D. 俊 (Shun, FUTURISM・BOYZ)]

Which band would you most like to see? Personally, I'd love to hear YMD28 (seems very similar to ZODIA) or SUZACUBEGLOIRE.
Limited releases now on sale
Limited UNDER CODE PRODUCTION releases are now on sale

UNDER CODE has announced that five, previously limited CDs will be sold at regular shops starting September 12th. Luckily for us, three of those CDs can already be purchased through CDJapan!—the other two are available at Brand X. CD list and links to purchase below:

CindyKate
ソウルエクスタシー
SOUL ECSTASY
2011-03-11 1,000 yen single CD

  1. ソウルエクスタシー SOUL ECSTASY
  2. フィッシュファイト! FISH FIGHT!

Dali
25:55
2012-01-11 1,000 yen single CD

  1. 25:55

Megaromania
The Birth of Creation
2012-03-16 27€ collection album CD

  1. AURORA -destinies of world-
  2. Prologue&Epilogue
  3. Amethyst
  4. Reincarnation -輪廻季想- Reincarnation -Rinne Kisou-
  5. 美醜の果実 Bishuu no Kajitsu
  6. Gate of the Prophet
  7. Crimson
  8. God of Megaromania -純血ノ刻印-(Album Ver) God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-(Album Ver)
  9. APOCALYPSE -Re:birth of creation-
  10. Sabbath

REALies
Plug[I]n
2012-03-01 1,260 yen maxi-single CD

  1. Plug[I]n
  2. ハルジオン HARUJION

SUZAKU
「桜歌乱舞」
「Ouka Ranbu」
2012-03-01 1,050 yen single CD

  1. 桜歌乱舞 Ouka Ranbu

CindyKate's summer tour and song explanations
CindyKate
シンディケイト (CindyKate) has announced that they'll be embarking on a summer semi-threeman tour! It features Jin-Machine and サウイフモノ (SOUIUMONO) and will take place throughout Japan this August.

Goudou!! SUMMER TOUR!! 2012乐しいよ~\(^o^)/ (Tanoshii yo~ \(^o^)/) 2012-08-03 at 心斋桥 (Shinsaibashi) CLAPPER
2012-08-05 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
2012-08-07 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) BlackHole
2012-08-08 at 仙台 (Sendai) MACANA
Jin-Machine, シンディケイト (CindyKate), サウイフモノ (SOUIUMONO), and others


The band members also recently took time to talk a little bit about the songs featured on their live-limited mini-albums. Below are rough translations:

【Otake】
LOVE CHAMPIONS ROAD - The story of an effeminate young man. Otake wrote it a long time ago, and it features rock riffs with a pop melody, all set to a high register.
Zutto Koushite Itakatta - Seems to be about the same man looking back at his life.
Yurari - A mature middle-ballad.
Kairaku Riron - An “overly-rich” song.

【Sami】
Yubikiri - He wrote this right after graduating from high school! It's a “winter song” which was influenced by his love of Showa-era ballads at the time. He gives it a score of: 59 points for vocals, 77 for guitar, 91 for bass, and 86 for drums.
Ekubo - Seems to be a song which he wrote for CindyKate. Very poppy and focuses on love. He gives this one 21 points for vocals, 73 for guitar, 92 for bass, and 78 for drums.
Necklace - He wrote this during his 3rd year of high school! For this version, he changed it about 20%, mainly in the vocal melodies and adding synth. Seems to be a hard rock song about heartbreak. He scores it 32 points for vocals, 82 for guitar, 89 for bass, and 85 for drums.
Ichinenato no Sakura - This one is about lovers who are separated and meet again one year later... He calls this one a “Sami Super Ballad” which features piano and strings. He gives it 63 points for vocals, 91 for piano, and 90 for strings.

【YUUI】
So many... - He says it's an important song. He wanted to release it with CindyKate (and says there might still be a change). It's a love song, as usual.
CLUB-RIZENOA- - This one is “very CindyKate.” I think he wrote it around the time of their mini-album Night people. He says he tried to sing like Mikawa Kenichi.

CindyKate
Individuality 2012_0525.iv
2012-05-25 2,500 yen mini-album CD

  1. So,many・・・
  2. 運命 Unmei
  3. Necklace
  4. お母さん Okaasan
  5. CLUB -リゼノア- CLUB -RIZENOA-
  6. 一年後の桜 Ichinengo no Sakura

CindyKate
Individuality 2012_0526.iv
2012-05-26 2,500 yen mini-album CD

  1. サーカス CIRCUS
  2. 聖者の行進 Seisha no Koushin
  3. 黒い髪 Kuroi Kami
  4. ゆらり Yurari
  5. お父さん Otousan
  6. 快楽理論 Kairaku Riron

CindyKate
Individuality 2012_0527.iv
2012-05-27 2,500 yen mini-album CD

  1. 指切り Yubikiri
  2. LOVE CHAMPIONS ROAD
  3. F-CUP
  4. まぁやカーニバル Maaya CARNIVAL
  5. ずっとこうしていたかった Zutto Koushite Itakatta
  6. えくぼ Ekubo

CindyKate's live-limited mini-albums
CindyKate will release three live-limited CDs

As you know, シンディケイト (CindyKate) will be holding a three-day threeman live at 涩谷 (Shibuya) REXX on May 25th, 26th, and 27th. The band has just announced that they will be selling a CD exclusively at each of those lives.

The three-CD series is called Individuality, and each entry will feature 6 brand new songs. In keeping with the title, each song is entirely composed, written, and sung by only one of the members. Check out the tracklists below, and click the title of each CD to view more information (including credits for each song).

CindyKate
Individuality 2012_0525.iv
2012-05-25 2,500 yen mini-album CD

  1. So,many・・・
  2. 運命 Unmei
  3. Necklace
  4. お母さん Okaasan
  5. CLUB -リゼノア- CLUB -RIZENOA-
  6. 一年後の桜 Ichinengo no Sakura

CindyKate
Individuality 2012_0526.iv
2012-05-26 2,500 yen mini-album CD

  1. サーカス CIRCUS
  2. 聖者の行進 Seisha no Koushin
  3. 黒い髪 Kuroi Kami
  4. ゆらり Yurari
  5. お父さん Otousan
  6. 快楽理論 Kairaku Riron

CindyKate
Individuality 2012_0527.iv
2012-05-27 2,500 yen mini-album CD

  1. 指切り Yubikiri
  2. LOVE CHAMPIONS ROAD
  3. F-CUP
  4. まぁやカーニバル Maaya CARNIVAL
  5. ずっとこうしていたかった Zutto Koushite Itakatta
  6. えくぼ Ekubo


Unfortunately, these CDs seem to be made by the members themselves, so any future release (say, through the official web shop) is unlikely. Funny that these are their most substantial releases in years, and yet we won't even get to hear them!
[Archived] CindyKate live-limited CD + cover art
originally posted at weloveucp.com

Although it wasn't announced beforehand, it seems that シンディケイト (CindyKate) sold a special CD at bassist まぁや (Maaya)'s birthday event live. It featured a CindyKate cover (with vocals by Maaya), Maaya's first original song, and a special birthday comment. See below more information.

2012年5月12日(土) 「まぁや生誕大・大・大祭!~魁!まぁやランド~」

I'll also take this time to share the cover art from all three types of シンディケイト (CindyKate)'s latest single, since UNDER CODE wasn't kind enough to do it beforehand. See below for the covers, as well as links to buy the singles on CDJapan. If you don't have much money to spend, consider buying the singles from Amazon UK's MP3 store!

デコトラの星☆ TYPE A
デコトラの星☆ TYPE B
デコトラの星☆ TYPE C

CindyKate release updates
Although it wasn't announced beforehand, it seems that シンディケイト (CindyKate) sold a special CD at bassist まぁや (Maaya)'s birthday event live. It featured a CindyKate cover (with vocals by Maaya), Maaya's first original song, and a special birthday comment. See below more information.

CindyKate
2012年5月12日(土) 「まぁや生誕大・大・大祭!~魁!まぁやランド~」
2012 Nen 5 Gatsu 12 Nichi (Do) 「Maaya Seitan Dai・dai・daimatsuri! ~Sakigake! Maaya LAND~」
2012-05-12 single CD

  1. 昌代とByeBye まぁやVOCAL Ver Masayo to ByeBye Maaya VOCAL Ver
  2. 錯乱っ!! Sakurann!!
  3. まぁやバースデーコメント Maaya BIRTHDAY COMMENT


I'll also take this time to share the cover art from all three types of シンディケイト (CindyKate)'s latest single, since UNDER CODE wasn't kind enough to do it beforehand. See below for the covers, as well as links to buy the singles on CDJapan. If you don't have much money to spend, consider buying the singles from Amazon UK's MP3 store!

CindyKate
デコトラの星☆ TYPE A
DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆
2012-05-09 1,260 yen maxi-single CD

  1. デコトラの星☆ DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆
  2. HEA・VEN・LY-OnceMoreAgain-

CindyKate
デコトラの星☆ TYPE B
DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆
2012-05-09 1,260 yen maxi-single CD

  1. デコトラの星☆ DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆
  2. 毒キノコ Dokukinoko

CindyKate
デコトラの星☆ TYPE C
DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆
2012-05-09 1,260 yen maxi-single CD

  1. デコトラの星☆ DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆
  2. PIXIE DOLL

Phantasmagoria tribute 2012


In 2007, UNDER CODE PRODUCTION sponsored a “Tribute to Phantasmagoria” tour at which all bands payed homage to Phantasmagoria. It has since become tradition for the label to host an annual “Tribute to Phantasmagoria” memorial live on the band's disbandment anniversary. And this tradition continues in 2012!

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION PRESENTS 「SUMMER MASQUERADE FINAL」 ~Phantasmagoria MEMORIAL TRIBUTE NIGHT~
2012-08-31 at 梅田 (Umeda) SHANGRILA

凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN), Megaromania, NEGA, Dali, FUTURISM・BOYZ, シンディケイト (CindyKate), REALies, Vior gloire, 朱 (SUZAKU), Cu[be], (closing large session band which will play “Kamiuta”)


UNDER CODE 9th anniversary addition
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION recently announced an additional event to its “RIOT GALE of NINE YEARS” live series, which celebrates its 9th anniversary.

The new event is called 江坂遊戯 (Esaka Yuugi; Esaka Games) and will be divided into two parts: the first part featuring most of UNDER CODE's bands, and the second part featuring session bands made up of those members.

Tickets are on sale now: a regular ticket (good for one part of the live only) can be purchased for 3,150 yen through the normal venues; but a special picture ticket, which is good for both parts of the live, can be purchased exclusively through the official web shop for 5,500 yen. Tickets #1 ~ #100 were initially sold at the web shop, but those immediately sold out, so tickets #101 ~ #200 have now been added.

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION 9th anniversary addition 江坂遊戯 (Esaka Yuugi)
2012-05-05

-First Part-
凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN), NEGA, Megaromania, FUTURISM・BOYZ, Dali, シンディケイト (CindyKate), REALies

-Second Part-
  • KISAKI SLAVES [V. 苓 (Ren, Dali) & RIKU (LIN) / G. 美沙麗-Misery- (Megaromania) / G. ユキヒロ (YUKIHIRO, FUTURISM・BOYZ) / B. KISAKI (LIN) / D. 俊 (Shun, FUTURISM・BOYZ)]]
  • 顔面偏差値TOP6 (Ganmen Hensachi TOP6) [儿 (JIN, NEGA) / SAN (NEGA) / B.B. (FUTURISM・BOYZ) / まぁや (Maaya, CindyKate) / REIYA (LIN) / 一砂 (Kazna, REALies)]
  • アイドル (IDOL) [ジョゼコージ (JOSE KOJI, FUTURISM・BOYZ) / MIZUKI (LIN) / 優 (Yu, NEGA)]
  • ダンディーズ (DANDIES) [V. Rayka (REALies) / G. ケエト (KEETO, Dali) / G. 律 (Ritsu, REALies) / B. ユウ (YUU, Dali) / D. 邑詩-Yushi- (Megaromania)]
  • 時代錯誤!?な人々 (Jidaisakugo!? na Hitobito) [V. 翠-Sui- (Megaromania) / G. おたけ (Otake, CindyKate) / G. 蜘影-Chikage- (Megaromania) / B. 明イ (Akino, REALies) / D. 沙美 (Sami, CindyKate)]
  • 全員長渕 (Zenin Nagafuchi) [V. ユーイ (YUUI, CindyKate) / G. KANATA (LIN) / G. N∀O (REALies) / B. 氷牙-Hyoga- (Megaromania) / D. 旬奈 (Shunna, Dali)]

CindyKate's new single
シンディケイト (CindyKate) have announced the release of a new single! It's called デコトラの星☆ (DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆)—apparently DEKOTORA stands for “decorated truck” (why would the Japanese have a common term for this?)—and will be released on May 9th, in three types.

All three types will feature the same title track but a different bonus track. Anyone who buys all three types from the official web shop will receive a one-of-a-kind personalized comment DVD. Like the band's last release, this one will have a special shop campaign, where buying the release at specific shops will get you a different privilege video. In this case, there are four videos in total, each produced by a different member of the band—the specific stores have not yet been announced.

シンディケイト (CindyKate) -
デコトラの星☆ TYPE A (DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆)
2012-05-09; 1,260 yen; maxi-single CD; limited press
01. デコトラの星☆ (DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆)
02. HEA・VEN・LY-OnceMoreAgain- (bonus track)

デコトラの星☆ TYPE B (DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆)
2012-05-09; 1,260 yen; maxi-single CD; limited press
01. デコトラの星☆ (DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆)
02. 毒キノコ (Dokukinoko) (bonus track)

デコトラの星☆ TYPE C (DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆)
2012-05-09; 1,260 yen; maxi-single CD; limited press
01. デコトラの星☆ (DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆)
02. PIXIE DOLL (bonus track)

Posts from 2011

[Archived] CindyKate's new release and massive special project
シンディケイト (CindyKate) announced a special project this morning called 広げよう!おしんこの輪プロジェクト (Hirogeyou! Oshinko no rin PROJECT). [Oshinko seems to be the name that they've given their fans.] The project is massive, with many, many parts. So pay attention!

  1. First of all, they announced a new maxi-single! It will be released in two types on 2011-11-09; type A will include the title track and a PV, while type B will include a bonus track instead. The title track is a remake of an old, pre-UCP song, by the way.

    昌代とByeBye TYPE A (Masayo to ByeBye)
    2011-11-09; 1,890 yen; maxi-single CD+DVD; complete limited pressing; UCCD-302A
    CD 01. 昌代とByeBye (Masayo to ByeBye)
    DVD 01. 昌代とByeBye (Masayo to ByeBye) (PV)


    昌代とByeBye TYPE B (Masayo to ByeBye)
    2011-11-09; 1,260 yen; maxi-single CD; complete limited pressing; UCCD-302B
    01. 昌代とByeBye (Masayo to ByeBye)
    02. 2人のブーケ (2 Hito no BOUQUET)

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  2. More importantly, they've announced a special privilege campaign for the single:
    Like an Edison, Jishuban Club, and Brand X will each feature one part of a three-part DVD. The DVD is called フィッシュファイト列伝 ~目指せ俺様一等賞~ (FISHFIGHT Retsuden ~Mezase Oresama Ittoushou~) and will come in three volumes: 出発の巻 (Shuppatsu no Kan), 冒険の巻 (Bouken no Kan), and 栄光の巻 (Eikou no Kan).

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  3. They're really aiming for the oricon indies chart this time. Super serious you guys! They ask that everyone preorder a copy of the new maxi-single before October 15th, please~
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  4. UNDER CODE and アメびじゅ (Amevisu) [the visual kei branch of Ameblo] are collaborating to see if CindyKate can reach 3,000 おしんこ (Oshinko—CindyKate fans). So follow this Ameba account!: ameblo.jp/cindykate-official

    Well, actually, the account isn't up yet. But I guess it will be soon?!

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  5. Special project part 1:
    A special oneman tour—this will their last free tour! Furthermore, it's limited to Amember (friends/followers) of the official CindyKate Ameblo mentioned above.

    The tour is called サイコロ振ってが4でなければ無料っ!! ~4DEADorALIVE12356~ (SAIKORO Futte ga 4 denakereba Muryou!! ~4DEADorALIVE12356~). The meaning of this name? At each live, attendees will be judged by Yama, judge of the afterlife!!! Or something. [Uhhhh]

    Last free tour! CindyKate Amember-limited, 13 city, free oneman tour サイコロ振ってが4でなければ無料っ!! ~4DEADorALIVE12356~ (SAIKORO Futte ga 4 denakereba Muryou!!)

    2011-11-11 at 札幌 (Sapporo) COLONY
    2011-11-14 at 金沢 (Kanazawa) VAN VAN V4
    2011-11-16 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) STAR LOUNGE
    2011-11-18 at 横浜 (Yokohama) DRAGON CLUB
    2011-11-22 at 宇都宮 (Utsunomiya) HELLO DOLLY
    2011-11-25 at 本八幡 (Motoyawata) ROUTE 14
    2011-11-28 at 大阪アメリカ村 (Osaka Americamura) CLAPPER
    2011-11-29 at 岡山 (Okayama) PEPPER LAND
    2011-11-30 at 姫路 (Himeji) Beta
    2011-12-02 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
    2011-12-07 at 水戸 (Mito) SONIC
    2011-12-08 at 浦和 (Urawa) Narciss
    2011-12-12 at 静岡 (Shizuoka) SUNASH

    judgement at the end of every live


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  6. Special project part 2:
    The band plans to hold two part session event to celebrate the New Year and the birthday of vocalist ユーイ (YUUI)! Each member will have his own session band, but those details have not yet been revealed.

    YUUI birthday and New Year celebration session event 2012 第三回☆かしまつり☆ (Daisankai ☆Kashimatsuri☆)
    2012-01-17 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO K4
    2012-01-19 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
    (TBA session bands from each member)


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  7. Special project part 3:
    UNDER CODE is sponsoring a CindyKate vs MoNoLith twoman battle tour! It's called “おしんこの集い~PROMISE WRIST BAND” (“Oshinko no Tsudoi~PROMISE WRIST BAND”). A special wristband will be distributed to each attendee at the entrance of each live—the wristbands will be worn throughout the performance to create a special feeling.

    UNDER CODE PRODUCTION PRESENTS Tokyo/Nagoya/Osaka 2MAN BATTLE TOUR 2012 “おしんこの集い~PROMISE WRIST BAND” (“Oshinko no Tsudoi~PROMISE WRIST BAND”)
    2012-02-18 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
    2012-02-19 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
    2012-02-24 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) BOXX
    シンディケイト (CindyKate) vs MoNoLith (twoman)
    special wristband freely distributed at entrance


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  8. Lastly, they've announced a “shocking plan”: a CindyKate kiss club! Real meaning: at their instore events, they'll dress nicely and kiss your hand in a photo. Scandalous!
    Shocking plan! CindyKate 【KISS】 club☆ ~プリンセス of おしんこ~ (~PRINCESS of Oshinko~)
    2011-11-20 at Like an Edison Shinjuku
    2011-11-26 at Jishuban Club Shinjuku
    2011-12-01 at Like an Edison Nagoya
    2011-12-09 at Brand X Ikebukuro
    2011-12-25 at Like an Edison Osaka


Wow that took a long time to write. I'm super excited about their new single and first UNDER CODE PV!

[Archived] CindyKate special photoset
At today's (2011-09-15) live, シンディケイト (CindyKate) will sell a special unpublished, signed photoset. Seems the set won't be sold any other time, so if you happen to be there (who am I kidding?) buy it now!

[Archived] CindyKate themed instore tour
Like many of you, I've been unable to post for the past days, so this post is late, and other posts meant for the community probably won't be made. Please follow @we_love_ucp for updates!

It seems that シンディケイト (CindyKate) has decided to give a name and special theme to their upcoming instore events. The theme is... arm wrestling. Yep.

The title of the instore tour translates to Arm-wrestling Tournament in JAPAN ~Hugging Summer 2011~, ahahahah. Anyway, as you may have guessed, attendees to the events will be allowed to arm wrestle members of the band—and those who win will get to take a photo with the member of their choice giving them a hug (losers will still be allowed a photo, just minus the hug).

CindyKate instore tour 腕相撲大会 in JAPAN ~抱きしめて夏2011~ (Udezumou Taikai in JAPAN ~Dakishimetenatsu 2011~)
2011-08-20 at 東京 (Tokyo) Like an Edison
2011-08-21 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) Brand X
2011-08-26 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) Like an Edison
2011-08-28 at 大阪 (Osaka) Like an Edison



[Archived] CindyKate radio appearance and covers
Recording studio “bazooka studio” has a podcast series called radio-bazooka!!, which is hosted by D.J.maruta (KASE TATSUYA). Anyway, シンディケイト (CindyKate) vocalist ユーイ (YUUI) appeared in the latest volume, and you can listen to it by visiting the iTunes podcast page. At the very end of the podcast is a long preview of CindyKate's new single, so check it out!
⇒ radio-bazooka!! podcast

Also, I have both covers of CindyKate's new single. Check them out:


What do you think?

[Archived] CindyKate release celebration tour
Although details such as title haven't been revealed yet, シンディケイト (CindyKate) has announced a tour to celebrate the release of their upcoming single, 座☆銀のNAON (Za☆gin no NAON). Interestingly, it seems that the band will be the opening act for each show.

Za☆gin no NAON release tour 2011-08-04 at 仙台 (Sendai) HOOK
シンディケイト (CindyKate) (opening act), 花少年バディーズ (Hanashounen BADDIES), cocklobin, ベルベット (VELBET), 江戸川パラドクス (Edogawa PARADOX), ギャロ (GALLO), AUBE

2011-08-06 at 札幌 (Sapporo) COLONY
シンディケイト (CindyKate) (opening act), 花少年バディーズ (Hanashounen BADDIES), cocklobin, ハルシオン (HALCION), 2nd awake, AUBE

2011-08-09 at 新潟 (Niigata) GOLDEN PIGS BLACK STAGE
シンディケイト (CindyKate) (opening act), 花少年バディーズ (Hanashounen BADDIES), cocklobin, ベルベット (VELBET), 江戸川パラドクス (Edogawa PARADOX), AUBE

2011-08-27 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) ell.FITS ALL
シンディケイト (CindyKate) (opening act), 花少年バディーズ (Hanashounen BADDIES), cocklobin, ケミカルピクチャーズ (CHEMICAL PICTURES), amber gris, AUBE

2011-08-28 at OSAKA RUIDO
シンディケイト (CindyKate) (opening act), 花少年バディーズ (Hanashounen BADDIES), cocklobin, ケミカルピクチャーズ (CHEMICAL PICTURES), amber gris, AUBE

2011-08-30 at 福岡 (Fukuoka) DRUM SON
シンディケイト (CindyKate) (opening act), 花少年バディーズ (Hanashounen BADDIES), cocklobin, amber gris, AUBE



[Archived] Change to CindyKate tracklist
There's been a slight change to the song names of the upcoming シンディケイト (CindyKate) single.

シンディケイト (CindyKate) -
座☆銀のNAON (Za☆gin no NAON) TYPE A
2011-07-27; 1,375 yen; single CD, UCCD-293A; complete pressing
01. 座☆銀のNAON (Za☆gin no NAON)
02. THE 新人類! (THE Shinjinrui!)

座☆銀のNAON (Za☆gin no NAON) TYPE B
2011-07-27; 1,375 yen; single CD, UCCD-293A; complete pressing
01. 座☆銀のNAON (Za☆gin no NAON)
02. 大阪ナビ@タイム (Osaka NAVI @ TIME)


[Archived] CindyKate single tracklisting
The tracklisting for the new シンディケイト (CindyKate) single—座☆銀のNAON (Za☆gin no NAON)—has been revealed.

シンディケイト (CindyKate) -
座☆銀のNAON TYPE A
2011-07-27; 1,365 yen; maxi-single CD; UCCD-293A
01. 座☆銀のNAON (Za☆gin no NAON)
02. 新人類 (Shinjinrui)

座☆銀のNAON TYPE B
2011-07-27; 1,365 yen; maxi-single CD; UCCD-293B
01. 座☆銀のNAON (Za☆gin no NAON)
02. 大阪ナビタイム (Osaka NAVI TIME)


You may have noticed that the title changed from ザギンのナオン (ZAGIN no NAON). Guess the band decided to write it a cooler way~ (And by the way, the title seems to be a play on “ginza no onna.”)

[Archived] CindyKate new single and tour
If you recall, CindyKate had been planning a free oneman tour to take place throughout March and April, but postponed it due to the earthquake. As of today, the tour has officially been cancelled, to be replaced by a new one:

Instead, they've announced a new free oneman tour, with hopes that it will help promote their next single to the top of the oricon indie charts. To help achieve this goal, they'll be distributing CindyKate panties. Yes, panties. Although the details haven't been decided, it seems that you'll buy a copy of their next single, present some proof of purchase at the live, and receive the panties.

A two-day sponsored event will be held as a tour final. As a special present, those who attend the event will receive a comment CD featuring one of the members (randomly selected). Details of the event's lineup will be announced later.

CindyKate oricon indie aspiration presentation tour パンティ配ってオリコン入れろっ!!全国無料ワンマン付きプレゼンテーションツアー2011 (PANTY Kubatte ORICON Ireroo!! Zenkoku Muryou ONEMAN Tsuki PRESENTATION TOUR 2011)

06-08 at 札幌 (Sapporo) COLONY
06-15 at 柏 (Kashiwa) 616
06-17 at 仙台バードランド (Sendai HEARTLAND)
06-20 at 金沢 (Kanazawa) VAN VAN V4
06-21 at 長野 (Nagano) LIVE HOUSE J
06-22 at 新潟 (Niigata) RIVERST
06-25 at 宇都宮 (Utsunomiya) HELLO DOLLY
06-30 at 静岡 (Shizuoka) SUNASH
07-01 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
07-04 at 四日市 (Yokkaichi) CLUB CHAOS
07-05 at 和歌山 (Wakayama) OLD TIME
07-08 at 香川丸亀 (Kagawa Marugame) GET
07-11 at 長崎 (Nagasaki) Studio Do
07-12 at 福岡 (Fukuoka) graf
07-13 at 岡山ペパーランド (Okayama PEPPERLAND)
07-14 at 広島 (Hiroshima) Bad Lands
07-15 at 神戸 (Kobe) Blue Port


TOUR FINAL 輝けっ!真夏の一番星☆ (Kagayakee! Manatsu no Ichibanboshi)

07-19 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
07-21 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) O-WEST
※ comment CD (1 randomly chosen of 4 total) freely distributed



シンディケイト (CindyKate) -
完全限定!シンディケイト心の声CD -A Type- (Kanzen Gentei! CindyKate Kokoro no Koe CD)
2011-07-19; 0 yen; live distributed comment CD
01. ユーイ (YUUI): MC

完全限定!シンディケイト心の声CD -B Type- (Kanzen Gentei! CindyKate Kokoro no Koe CD)
2011-07-19; 0 yen; live distributed comment CD
01. おたけ (Otake): MC

完全限定!シンディケイト心の声CD -C Type- (Kanzen Gentei! CindyKate Kokoro no Koe CD)
2011-07-19; 0 yen; live distributed comment CD
01. まぁや (Maaya): MC

完全限定!シンディケイト心の声CD -D Type- (Kanzen Gentei! CindyKate Kokoro no Koe CD)
2011-07-19; 0 yen; live distributed comment CD
01. 沙美 (Sami): MC


As I mentioned, they've announced a new single. The maxi-single will be released on July 27th in two types, but the details (not even the title!) have been decided yet. However, the official web shop privilege has been announced: an early release shipping date of July 21st, and a special DVD of YUUI and Otake visiting a special friend... Whatever that means! And again, there will be a panty privilege, but the specific details about that have not been decided.

シンディケイト (CindyKate) -
(Undecided) -A Type-
2011-07-27; 1,375 yen; maxi-single CD
※ live privilege: original CindyKate panties
※ official web shop privilege: special DVD

01. (Undecided A)
02. (Undecided B)

(Undecided) -B Type-
2011-07-27; 1,375 yen; maxi-single CD
※ live privilege: original CindyKate panties
※ official web shop privilege: special DVD

01. (Undecided A)
02. (Undecided C)

前代未聞っ!ユーイとおたけが遊びに行くよ・・・ (Zendaimimonn! YUUI to Otake ga Asobiniiku yo・・・)
2011-07-21; 0 yen; official web shop privilege DVD
※ with purchase of maxi-single

01. (YUUI and Otake visit a friend)


I'm really excited about the new single! I'll definitely buy it. And good for them that they'll continue their free oneman tour, even if it's not as they originally planned. What do you think?

[Archived] CindyKate oneman tour postponed + SOUL ECSTASY info
The twenty-date, free, oneman tour that シンディケイト (CindyKate) was to embark on as of 2011-03-11 has been postponed, due to damage from the recent earthquake. The following three dates are currently set to occur as scheduled, but they too may be subject to postponement:
  • 2011-04-08 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
  • 2011-04-10 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
  • 2011-04-16 at 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) AREA

The band had planned to sell a live-limited single, SOUL ECSTASY, during this tour, but since the tour has been postponed, it has been decided that the single will be sold at the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION OFFICIAL WEB SHOP. If the three dates mentioned above are held, the single will also be sold there. You can buy the single here.
[Archived] CindyKate session info
シンディケイト (CindyKate) has announced the session lineup for their 2011-03-21 special live. (If you recall, this is the 20-stop oneman tour “special night” live at which drummer 沙美 (Sami) will be playing each instrument throughout the event.)

2011-04-18 edit: the live was pushed back to 2011-04-20 due to the earthquake.

20-stop oneman tour turning-back-point special night 三笹沙美の“ひとりでできるもん!”(笑) (Misasa Sami no “Hitoride dekirumon!” (Wara))
  • ちーむ☆わいせつ (Team ☆ Waisetsu) [V. YUUI (CindyKate), G. Misery (Megaromania), G. Sami (CindyKate), B. Hyoga (Megaromania), D. GENKI (RED universe)]
  • おたけるヴェリー33 (Otakeru VERY 33) [V. TAKERU (SWEET MADONNA), G. Otake (CindyKate), G. Nobu (MAGVERRY), B. Sami (CindyKate), D. Kanchan (MAGVERRY)]
  • 水上真理雄 (Suijou Mario) [V. Haru (SCAPEGOAT), G. Shutaro (Gakido), G. Yuu (Gakido), B. Maaya (CindyKate), D. Sami (CindyKate)]
  • ヴァイオレット回転寿司 (VIOLET Kaitenzushi) [V. Sami (CindyKate), G. Kuruto (Arpege), G. Kou (NEOPHILIA), B. Kariatsumari Tashirou (the birdman), D. YO-HEI (Pan-d-ra)]
  • 冷凍マグロバーガー (Reitou MAGURO BURGER) [V. Sami (CindyKate) & RIONA (Men's SPIDER model), G. akato (aria), G. MICHIRO→ (PieRiS), B. Yuu (ex. Boumei Shounen), D. Aki (ex. E'm ~grief~)]
  • 空飛ぶ西瓜 (Soratobu Suika) (added to 2011-04-18 lineup) [V. Sami (CindyKate), G. Shochi (ex. Boumei Shounen), G. Kousei, B. Hina, D. kiyo]
  • シンディケイトメンバーによるDEATHGAZE完全コピーバンド (CindyKate MEMBER ni yoru DEATHGAZE Kanzen COPYBAND) [V. Yuui (CindyKate), G. Kosuke (RED universe), G. Otake (CindyKate), B. Maaya (CindyKate), D. Sami (CindyKate)]
  • トイレの沙美様 (TOILET no Samisama)
  • アンジェラ・サミ (ANGELA ・ SAMI)


Looks like a pretty fun lineup! To be honest, I thought the “Sami multiplayer” thing would literally be him running back and forth from instrument to instrument, just as a big joke. This way certainly makes more sense, but I still can't say that I wouldn't enjoy watching Sami try to play every part in one song ;)

[Archived] CindyKate and Megaromania coupling live
Sort of late posting this, but, uh, derp. For no reason at all, Megaromania and シンディケイト (CindyKate) have decided to hold a coupling live (they're calling it a “formation commemoration emergency special project”). The live will include both bands plus some “special projects” (collaboration talk, session bands, etc.).

Megaromania and CindyKate formation commemoration emergency special project Megaromaniaとシンディケイトの“お前らそこがいかんぜよっ!!”
(Megaromania to CindyKate no “Omaera Soko ga Ikanzeyoo!!”)

2011-02-19 at 目黒鹿鳴館 (Meguro Rock-May-Kan)
Megaromania, シンディケイト (CindyKate), (collaboration talk), (sessions), (special projects)



Posts from 2010

[Archived] New tour, CD, and look for CindyKate
Some big announcements for シンディケイト (CindyKate)! The biggest announcement is that, through the beginning of 2011, they'll be embarking on a 20-stop, nation-wide, free oneman tour!! And as a special addendum to the tour, they'll be holding a special night live on 2011-03-21. The title of the oneman tour suggests that they're holding it to see if they can sell 1,000 copies of their new CD, which brings us too...

A new single! The single is called ソウルエクスタシー (SOUL ECSTASY) and will feature one new song (the title track) plus a rerecording of their old fan favorite, フィッシュファイト! (FISH FIGHT!). ...Unfortunately, the CD is only being sold at their oneman tour, with no plans to release it in stores :(



CindyKate unprecedented 20-stop, nation-wide, free oneman tourKISAKI社長の歴代バンドを超えろ!手売りでCD1000枚はけれるかな?? (KISAKI Shachou no Rekidai BAND wo Koero! Teuri de CD 1000 Mai Hakererukana???)

2011-03-11 at 和歌山 (Wakayama) OLD TIME
2011-03-13 at 香川丸亀 (Kagawa Marugame) GET
2011-03-15 at 長崎 (Nagasaki) Studio DO
2011-03-16 at 博多 (Hakata) graf
2011-03-17 at 広島 (Hiroshima) Bad Lands
2011-03-18 at 岡山 (Okayama) PEPPER LAND
2011-03-19 at 神戸 (Kobe) Mersey Beat
2011-03-25 at 札幌 (Sapporo) COLONY
2011-03-27 at 仙台 (Sendai) バードーランド (BIRDLAND)
2011-03-28 at 山形酒田 (Yamagata Sakata) MUSIC FACTORY
2011-03-30 at 新潟 (Niigata) CLUB RIVERST
2011-03-31 at 金沢 (Kanazawa) VAN VAN V4
2011-04-01 at 長野 (Nagano) LIVE HOUSE J
2011-04-03 at 宇都宮 (Utsunomiya) HELLO DOLLY
2011-04-04 at 水戸 (Mito) LIGHT HOUSE
2011-04-06 at 柏 (Kashiwa) 616
2011-04-07 at 静岡 (Shizuoka) SUNASH
2011-04-08 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
2011-04-10 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice

TOUR FINAL
2011-04-16 at 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) AREA


CindyKate 20-stop oneman tour special project三笹沙美の“ひとりでできあるもん!”(笑) (Misasa Sami no “Hitoride Dekiarumon!” (Wara)) 2011-03-21 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER


シンディケイト (CindyKate) -
ソウルエクスタシー (SOUL ECSTASY)
2011-03-11; 1,000 yen; live-limited single CD
01. ソウルエクスタシー (SOUL ECSTASY)
02. フィッシュファイト! (FISH FIGHT!)


So! What do you think about their new look and this big news? Hopefully they'll become really popular after this tour! And speaking of which, I don't suppose someone can go to one of the lives and buy some CDs for us?!

[Archived] CindyKate in the studio
シンディケイト (CindyKate) is in the studio recording something. Hopefully that means they'll announce some new releases soon! Or perhaps it's for that upcoming omnibus.

Their vocalist just made a blog entry titled ソウルエクシタシーたろう REC VOL.1 (SOUL ECSTASY Tarou), so maybe that's the name of their song on the omnibus or the name of an upcoming release? Or maybe it's nothing at all.

What do you think? And what kind of release would you like to see from them next? I'd like a mini-album with PV!

[Archived] New Year present from CindyKate
It seems that シンディケイト (CindyKate) has decided to hold a little New Year present campaign!

At the band's three upcoming lives (2010-11-18, 11-20, and 11-21), those attending can fill out forms with their name and address. They'll then be eligible to receive a New Year card featuring one of the four members. It seems that the cards will be mailed after the fact, but I'm not sure about that.

Those who attend one of the three lives will receive one member's card (randomly selected), while those who attend two lives will receive two members' cards (random). Those who attend all three lives will receive all four cards!

Pretty cool of them~ I want one!

[Archived] CindyKate, Megaromania, and Lin in new SHOXX omnibus
SHOXX has decided to release a new omnibus in February to promote the bands that are building a new visual kei scene. The omnibus will be comprised of two discs (some new songs, some “rare” songs), and will be mail-order only. Those who order early will receive a cheki of the band of their choice (“main side” bands only--see below), as well as a special certificate that they can bring to the supporting tour, for which they'll receive a special, unspecified present.

Omnibus
Explosion showcase
2011-02; 3,360 yen; mail-order omnibus CD

MAIN DISC -Paradoxical Alliance-
01. 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) (Guest)
02. UnsraW
03. Lycaon
04. ベルベット (Velbet)
05. 己龍 (Kiryu)
06. Megaromania
07. Ⅶ-Sense
08. エルム (ELM)
09. お遊戯ゎが魔々団×【PaRADEiS】
10. ALSDEAD
11. DIAURA
12. シンディケイト (CindyKate)
13. ArtCube
14. Para:noir
15. 砂月 (Satsuki)

BONUS DISC -expect meeting-
01. lam.
02. Tu[ism]
03. 我羇道 (Gakido)
04. SwallowtaiL
05. MoNoLith
06. RED universe
07. SCAPEGOAT
08. dolore
09. Secilia Luna
10. Pan-d-ra
11. Zig+Zag
12. Vallquar
13. M
14. Re:dis
15. Rubik
16. Amber Bullet


In addition to the omnibus release, SHOXX will be sponsoring two supporting live tours. And of course, at most of the shows, those who attend will receive free presents of some kind.

SHOXX omnibus release commemoration TOUR #1 Explosion showcase ~Paradoxical Alliance~
2011-01-21 at 目黒鹿鳴館 (Meguro rockmaykan) Я
2011-01-28 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) BOTTOM LINE Я※
2011-01-29 at OSAKA MUSE Я※
2011-01-31 at 博多 (Hakata) DRUM Be-1 Я※
2011-02-05 at 仙台 (Sendai) JUNK BOX Я※
2011-02-07 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) O-WEST Я※
2011-02-27 at 横浜 (Yokohama) SUNPHONIX HALL Я※

Я = feat. 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) (Guest)
※ = feat. Megaromania


SHOXX omnibus release commemoration TOUR #2 Explosion showcase ~expect meeting~ 特別夜 (Tokubetsu Yoru)
2011-01-22 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO K4

Explosion showcase ~expect meeting~
2011-01-24 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO K4 †$
2011-02-06 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO K4 $
2011-02-12 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) HEART LAND $
2011-02-13 at ESAKA MUSE $

※ = feat. Megaromania
† = feat. Dali
$ = feat. シンディケイト (CindyKate)


Since it's mail-order only (meaning the applicant has to actually go to the post office), we can't really purchase the omnibus normally, and many shopping services won't be willing to help. But if you know your shopping service will help you out, here is the post explaining how to order.

Will any of you be trying to buy this omnibus?

[Archived] Shikkoku no SYMPHONY live photographs
Live photographs of several UNDER CODE bands are available for purchase through broma.jp and 7-Eleven. The photos seem to have been taken at the three day 漆黒のシンフォニー (Shikkoku no SYMPHONY) event at 埼玉会館ホール (Saitamakaikan HALL) in August.

For those of you familiar with the concept of digiphoto, you'll understand; basically, you select the photos you want online, and then you go to an actual 7-Eleven (in Japan only) and print them off at a special kiosk. This means that we overseas fans can't buy these the regular way, and I'm actually not even sure that many shopping services would be willing to help, since they would have to physically go somewhere.

But for those of you with especially nice shopping services or friends in Japan, here are links to the order pages:
[Archived] CINDYKATE - HamaNIGHT☆CITYBOY scans
Hey there!

Since  wanted some more シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) scans for the lyrics, I'm sharing scans of their first UNDER CODE single 濱NIGHT☆CITYBOY (HamaNIGHT☆CITYBOY), both types.

My scanner is kinda shitty, so the quality isn't the greatest, sorry =.= But the lyrics should be easy to read!







A "scans" tag would be nice, hm?

[Archived] CindyKate lyrics
I got bored last night, so I typed up and romanized the lyrics for the シンディケイト (CindyKate) song ミラーボールは無責任☆ (MIRRORBALL wa Musekinin ☆).

Although I can't really translate the song, I gleaned a general outline: it's basically about him loving some fellow big-boobed—his words, not mine—office worker, but he can't work up the nerve to ask her out, so he just dreams of dancing with her every night. Or at least that's what I imagined, maybe I'm completely off base |D Sounds tantalizing though, huh?

ミラーボールは無責任☆ (Japanese)
作詞:嘉島 遊衣, 三笹 沙美 作曲:三笹 沙美

Don't cry 無責任・・・
Don't cry 無責任・・・

オフィスLOVE OH~オフィスラブ 同じ部署のAH~右斜め
背の高くて はちきれそうな あのボインに僕は夢中 ※1

タリラリリレレロ☆

社長室OH~社長室 よく出入りしているけれど
気にしない 噂は噂 そんな事はありえないさ

年末の忘年会 切ない顔で僕を見て
熱いキスをしてくれたのは酔ったご挨拶だったのかい?
その後は君への眼差しを強めて

ミラーボールは無責任☆ 美しく回る回る
一人きりで踊るだけ唇は遠ざかるだけ
ミラーボールは美しい 空回る僕は回る
心から愛するだけ愛する涙が落ちてく

知っている OH~知ってます 君の携帯AH~待ち受けは
男じゃない 社長さんでもないよ 小さな手と手 可愛い少女

少しツンとして手嫌いされているけれど
本当にくだらない理由さ 誰にも言えない秘密だね
君には守るべきもながあるんだ

ミラーボールは偽り その秘密隠す隠す
本当の彼女知らず周りは貴女を映す
ミラーボールは彩る たまに話かけてくれる
全てを受け止めるてるよ子供の面倒も見るよ

ドキドキワクワク 話しかけてよもっと
ドキドキワクワク 怒られたいよずっと

Don't cry 無責任・・・
Don't cry 無責任・・・

ラブリー!バブリー!ロンリー!セクシー!
アイムゴーイング!マイウェイ!

ミラーボールは無責任☆ 美しく回る回る
夢の中で踊るだけ僕と貴女はダンシング
ミラーボールは無責任☆ ミラーボールは無責任
50億年後の愛を今誓い眠りにつくよ

ドキドキワクワク 話しかけてよもっと
ドキドキワクワク 怒られたいよずっと
ドキドキワクワク 振り向かせたい君を
ドキドキワクワク 大丈夫さ

おやすみ。。

※1 “はちきれそうな” sung “はちそうな”

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MIRRORBALL wa Musekinin ☆ (Romaji)
Writing: Kajima Yui, Misasa Sami   Composition: Misasa Sami

Don't cry   Musekinen・・・
Don't cry   Musekinen・・・

OFFICE LOVE   OH~OFFICE LOVE   Onaji busho no AH~ Miginaname
Senotakakute   Hachikire sou na   Ano BOIN ni boku wa muchuu   ※1

TARIRARIRIRERERO ☆

Shachoushitsu OH~ Shichoushitsu   Yoku deirishite iru keredo
Kinishinai   Uwasa wa uwasa   Sonna koto wa arienai sa

Nenmatsu no bounenkai   Setsunai kao de boku wo mite
Atsui KISS wo shite kureta noha yotta goaisatsu datta no kai?
Sonoato wa kimihe no manazashi wo tsuyomete

MIRRORBALL wa musekinin ☆   Utsukushiku mawaru mawaru
Hitorikiri de odoru dake kuchibiru wa toozakaru dake
MIRRORBALL wa utsukushii   Karamawaru boku wa mawaru
Kokorokara aisuru dake aisuru namida ga ochiteku

Shitteiru OH~ Shittemasu   Kimi no keitai AH~ Machiuke wa
Otoko janai   Shachousan demonai yo   Chisana te to te   Kawaii shoujo

Sukoshi tsuntoshite te kirai sareteiru keredo
Hontou ni kudaranai riyuu sa   Darenimo ienai himitsu dane
Kimi niha mamorubekimona ga arunda

MIRRORBALL wa itsuwari   Sono himitsu kakusu kakusu
Hontou no kanojo shirazu mawari wa anata wo utsusu
MIRRORBALL wa irodoru   Tamani hanashikakete kureru
Subete wo uketomeruteru yo kodomo no mendou mo miru yo

DOKIDOKI WAKUWAKU   Hanashikakete yo motto
DOKIDOKI WAKUWAKU   Okoraretai yo zutto

Don't cry   Musekinen・・・
Don't cry   Musekinen・・・

LOVELY! BUBBLY! LONELY! SEXY!
IM GOING! MY WAY!

MIRRORBALL wa musekinin ☆   Utsukushiku mawaru mawaru
Yume no naka de odoru dake boku to anata wa DANCING
MIRRORBALL wa musekinin ☆   MIRRORBALL wa musekinin
50 oku nengo no ai wo ima chikai nemuri ni tsuku yo

DOKIDOKI WAKUWAKU   Hanashikakete yo motto
DOKIDOKI WAKUWAKU   Okoraretai yo zutto
DOKIDOKI WAKUWAKU   Furimukasetai kimi wo
DOKIDOKI WAKUWAKU   Daijoubu sa

Oyasumi。。

※1 “Hachikire sou na” sung “hachi sou na”




I'm sure there are some errors (feel free to correct!), but it's good enough to sing along to. I find it a really fun song to sing, especially the “mawaru mawaru” bit. Hopefully some of you agree~ I may type up the lyrics for the other songs on that single, if anyone wants them!

(And by the way, does anyone have scans of their other singles? I'd love to see some other lyrics.)

[Archived] [CINDY&KATE + E'm ~grief~] Artwork covers
Artwork covers for both シンディケイト (CINDY&KATE) and E'm ~grief~ upcoming maxi singles have been revealed!

E'm ~grief~
Atonality (2010.08.18)

TYPE-A | TYPE-B

シンディケイト (CINDY&KATE)
ボクサー (BOXER) (2010.08.25)




For once UCP is almost a month in advance.
Impressions concerning those covers?

[Archived] Webshop Updates
凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) polaroids: you can now buy one-of-a-kind, signed polaroids of the members. Available types are a group photo, individual photos (except KANATA), and twoshots of RIKU with another member (except KANATA).

凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) poster! I'm pretty sure this is the same poster that's CDJapan's privilege for buying the singles (can anyone confirm?). It's basically a giant version of their flyer.

Megaromania's new singles are up for preorder. The privilege for buying all types is a cheki of the member of your choice, along with a message + live DVD recorded on 2010-05-15.

④ Tons of 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) photosets! There are three photosets from their Prism. singles and four coupling photosets with 花少年バディーズ (Hanashounen BADDIES).

E'm ~grief~'s new singles are also up for preorder. The privilege for buying both is a cheki of your choice plus a live DVD recorded on 2010-05-30.

シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) new single is up for preorder (privilege: special DVD) and two photosets are up for sale (one from their first UCP look, the other from their new look)!

Synside new mini-album is up for preorder (privilege undecided) and two photosets are up for sale (one from their previous look, one from their new look). I want these so bad ;_;

⑧ Finally, ClearVeil last live DVDs! These are official bootlegs, so don't expect great camera work. But it's the only chance to see ClearVeil's last oneman lives (2010-06-20, 06-30, and 07-04)!

As always, the UNDER CODE official web shop is Japanese only, so you'll need a shopping service to buy from it. Get in touch with me if you need help!

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I had a dream last night that UNDER CODE was selling special photobooks of old bands such as Schwardix Marvally and Eze:quL (they also sold photobooks of old Power Rangers shows, but it made sense in my dream). I really wish that were true ;(

Any of you buying this cool stuff? I'd love ClearVeil's DVDs or Synside's stuff!

[Archived] Watch CINDYKATE and Lin Live!
Click here to watch the 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) live performance from 2010-06-18! It's thanks to a new streaming video site, Visu-a-Land.TV. They'll only be hosting the clip until 2010-07-31, so be sure to watch it now.

They'll also be streaming a L∞p・Ash RECORDS anniversary event live at 2010-07-02 17:30 JST. (That's 4:30 AM on the US east coast and 1:30 AM on the US west coast; use this site to figure out the time in your time zone.) シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) is participating in that event, so be sure to watch! It's only in a few hours!

Click here for the NEO VOLTAGE on demand page.
Click here for the on air streaming page.
By the way, the live stream page is password protected right now. I assume that will go away when the event starts, but I'm not sure. Can anyone translate that for us?

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Yay for more web events! Hopefully this site lasts a little longer than most of these ventures. Will any of you try to catch the streaming event later tonight? And what did you guys think of the Lin performance?

[Archived] Huge CINDYKATE News
Lots of シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) news today, and some of it is really big. Looks like UNDER CODE's giving them a pretty major push on some fronts, and I'm totally happy with that!

① The band's new look was just revealed. You can check out the big promotional shot here and the profile shots here.

② They've also released a new flyer, visible here.

③ The members' blog headers have all been updated as well: ユーイ (YUUI), おたけ (Otake), まぁや (Maaya), and 沙美 (Sami). And to top it off, they updated all the pictures at their official website.

シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) will be releasing a new maxi-single! It's called ボクサー (BOXER), and it will only be released in one type, so that's pretty nice. It will be released on 2010-08-25 for 1,680 yen, and will contain three new songs. The web shop privilege this time is a “custom amusing” DVD.

⑤ This is probably the biggest news: シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) will hold a free national oneman tour!! The tour is called 腹減った!飯をくれ!入場無料にするからさ! (Harahetta! Meshi wo Kure! Nyuujou Muryou ni Suru Kara sa!) and will consist of four dates: 2010-09-10 at 岡山 (Okayama) PEPPER LAND, 2010-09-12 at 大阪 (Osaka) CLUB ALIVE, 2010-09-18 at 札幌 (Sapporo) COLONY, and 2010-09-26 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) RUIDO-K2.

⑥ After that, they'll be embarking on another national oneman tour! This one is called 天狗になるにはまだ早い!(笑) (Tengu ni Naru ni Hamada Hayai! (Warau)) and will also have four dates: 2010-10-10 at 岡山 (Okayama) PEPPER LAND, 2010-10-11 at 大阪 (Osaka) CLUB ALIVE, 2010-10-15 at 札幌 (Sapporo) COLONY, and 2010-10-30 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) RUIDO-K2. Note that this time the lives aren't free... I guess they're expecting people to love the free ones so much that they'll come back a month later and pay to see the band again!

⑦ And finally, シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) will be sponsoring a two-day concept event called ☆かしまつり☆ (☆ Kashi Matsuri ☆). Day one, 主ノ宴~誇り高き美の美学!~ (Omo no Utage ~Hokoritakakibi no Bigaku!~, will take place on 2010-11-20 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) CLUB CRAWL. Day two, 異ノ宴~歌舞くなら歌舞伎通せ!~ (Koto no Utage ~Kabuku nara Kabuki Toose!~, will take place on 2010-11-21, also at 渋谷 (Shibuya) CLUB CRAWL. No details yet on lineups or where the “concept” comes in.

シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) -
ボクサー (BOXER)
  2010-08-25; 1,680 yen; Maxi-single CD; Complete limited pressing
  Web shop privilege: 恒例おもしろ (Kourei Omoshiro) DVD
  シンディケイト先生の放送小学校 (CINDYKATE Sensei no Housou Shougakkou)
  01. ボクサー (BOXER)
  02. ジョージで待ち合わせしましょ? (GEORGE de Machiawaseshimasho?)
  03. ミラーボールは無責任☆ (MIRROR BALL wa Musekinin☆)

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I'm really excited! I really loved their debut UNDER CODE stuff (maybe I'm the minority though?) and am happy to see more. And no multiple types, yay :D! What do you guys think of the new look, the new release, and the free oneman tour?!

[Archived] Mass Update Part ③
・・・Mass Update Trilogy・・・
—Blood-red Final Chapter—

(Rin) updates!
  • Yesterday, KISAKI posted a sneak peek of his outfit. Today, he changed the picture, so it now gives a glimpse of another member! Anyone happen to recognize that hand?
  • KISAKI posted a full-shot solo picture here. Looks good!
  • On 2010-04-13 and 2010-04-20, KISAKI will appear on television program LIVE Cheese. He'll give a comment and play a PV (not sure what the PV is for!).
  • The band members apparently did an interview. And in the 2010-04-21 issue of Cure, KISAKI will have a large feature as a member of 凛 (Rin). I don't think the other members will appear though ;(
② TAKESHI of VAGERKE was in the recording studio with KISAKI to do the chorus for a song. I'm pretty sure it was for 凛 (Rin), but it could possibly be Phantasmagoria. Hopefully this doesn't mean 凛 (Rin) is going in a super hardcore chariots-esque direction!

③ As part of the UNDER CODE 7th anniversary, more special photosets are on sale at the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP.
  • Two are of Phantasmagoria's 2010 look.
  • The other is a set with pictures of session bands that played at UNDER CODE's 2010-03-14 event. The session bands include 水風船 (Mizufuusen), (有)ネガエンタープライセス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES), 罪団法人黒十字2010 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2010), メガ龍 (Megaryuu), ハッピーセット (HAPPY SET), 地下線顔面偏差値トップ5!? (Chikasen Ganmen Hensachi TOP 5!?), and バースデー祝い隊 (BIRTHDAY Iwaitai).
④ The privilege for buying both types of 平成維新's (HEISEI ISHIN's) Prism. single from the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP is a signed cheki of the member of your choice. (May have posted that before, but it can't hurt to do it again.)

⑤ By the way, this is the ugly mirror that you could receive by purchasing Phantasmagoria's Diamond Dust and Seeds of Brain through the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP. It was designed by IORI. Good job bro.

⑥ Pretty sure no one reads all of these. New band: 「THE CAPITALS」 feat.KISAKI, MIYAVI, and LADY GAGA.

⑦ Old news, but relevant news: Cure Vol.81 will include a free omnibus CD called Cure NEW AGE COLLECTIONS, which features シンディケイト (CINDYKATE), ex-chariots band Cu[be], ロットマン (LOTMAN) -related band LOKI, and many others. And the whole thing was produced by KISAKI and UNDER CODE PRODUCTION! Apparently, a second CD will be included with Vol.82 and will feature different artists, but those haven't been announced yet.

⑧ Really old news! You know those unspecified presents UNDER CODE bands like to distribute? Here's what a few of them turned out to be.
  • The Synside present on 2010-02-27 was a comment CD.
  • The Megaromania present on 2010-02-28 was a comment CD(?). The Megaromania present on 2009-11-13 was Amethyst DJ MIX.
  • The シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) present on 2010-03-13 and 2010-03-14 was シンディケイトCM音源 (CINDYKATE CM Ongen), a sampler CD.
  • The 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) present on 2009-11-28 was a postcard and a special CD with unknown contents. The 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) present on 2009-12-25 was the same postcard and Merry Christmas SPECIAL CD with a comment and サンタが街にやってくる (SANTA ga Machi ni Yattekuru). 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) also released two untitled sampler CDs, one with a blank white label and the other with the default CD-R surface. I'm not sure when they were released, but it seems to have been at the same events as the last two presents I mentioned.
⑨ The Phantasmagoria version of the UCP 7th anniversary lucky bag present DVD that I mentioned here was filmed on 2010-03-18. Dali and Megaromania versions still haven't been announced. They better hurry up! Bag's supposed to ship soon!

⑩ Online store THE OFFICIAL SHOP sells Japanese photosets to overseas customers. Apparently, UNDER CODE released a bunch of photosets through the store way back in February and decided not to tell anyone. Anyway, you can find photosets of Phantasmagoria (2010), chariots, ClearVeil, Synside, two sets of Megaromania, two of Arc, two of 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN), and a special live photoset of Nega. Buy them and scan them for us!

V.A. -
Cure NEW AGE COLLECTIONS
  2010-04-21; 860 yen; Omnibus CD; Published by Cure
  01. Cu[be]: 閃光プロローグ
  02. Gallows: Masochist【K】
  03. Six Bullet'z: Guilty
  04. SOMATIC GUARDIAN: フリージア (FREESIA)
  05. SIN: Faith less
  06. My heaven's luck sisters: Love carved for the memories
  07. アケノカラス (AKE NO KARASU): 職権乱用 (Shokkenranyou)
  08. 69: Fly high
  09. LYCORICE: 夕食 (Yuushoku)
  10. NEOPHILIA:DRUG
  11. Serendipity: 欠けた音符 (Kaketa Onpu)
  12. Marie: Visualize Cinderella
  13. ACTWEED: VampiЯe
  14. SWEET MADONNA: Voice
  15. LOKI: 真夜中衛星 (Mayonaka Eisei)
  16. シンディケイト (CINDYKATE): -警告- (-Keikoku-)

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Mass updates part one and part two.

Um, hmm. That's all I can think of. Hopefully three mass update posts is enough, hahaha. Let me know if you think of anything else~

[Archived] Live Events
① Sort of old news, but Phantasmagoria has announced a oneman for 2010-04-05 at 大阪 (Osaka) BIG CAT. The live is called Diamond Dust in Truth ~新たな約束~ (Diamond Dust in Truth ~Aratana Yakusoku~). Here's the catch though: it's a “60 Minute Limited Premium Live.” Tickets are being sold at the special price of 1,500 yen, and they're being sold exclusively through UNDER CODE's mobile site from 2010-01-20 through 2010-01-31 (after which they go on general sale).

VIDOLL's シュン (SHUN) is having a birthday event at 目黒鹿鳴館 (Meguro Rock Maykan) on 2010-02-15, and some UNDER CODE artists will be there (along with people from other bands): KISAKI, JUN and IORI, ex-VIDOLL members ヒデ (HIDE) and ユキネ (YUKINE), and all the guys from Arc. And more people will be announced in the future, so I'll update if any other UNDER CODE guys are showing up.

③ After their tour final, The Prophecy of the XXX, Nega will be sponsoring an event to celebrate their 5th anniversary (wow!). The Counting Song of the XXX will take place on 2010-04-30 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) O-WEST. spiv states, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN), ケミカルピクチャーズ (CHEMICAL PICTURES), 己龍 (Kiryu), ベルベット (Velbet), DragonWAPPPPPPER, Zip.er, and amber gris will be appearing. Those who attend will receive a present.

④ 総長 (Souchou a.k.a. KO-JI of Arc) and りゅうと (Ryuuto) of ClearVeil are sponsoring an event. 地下☆ドル ~愛込めさせて頂きます~ (Chika ☆ DOLL ~Ai Komesasete Itadakimasu~) will be held on 2010-04-16 at 秋葉原 (Akihabara) CLUB GOODMAN. Arc, ClearVeil, and special session band 秋奈名原 -アキナバラ- (Akinabara -AKINABARA-) will perform.

⑤ I previously mentioned Megaromania's last lives with the current lineup. Well, the names of the lives have been revealed: Oblivious of farewell. The final show will be recorded, and those who attend will get their names put in the credits of the eventual DVD release. The DVD will be mailed later to those who attended the show.

Arc is sponsoring two birthday events. color踊る脚 -KO-JI BIRTHDAY EVENT- (color Odoru Ashi -KO-JI BIRTHDAY EVENT-) will take place on 2010-04-29 at OSAKA MUSE and will feature Arc, 【PaRADEiS】, HEAR, and ClearVeil (as a guest). Then, color踊る指先 -俊 BIRTHDAY EVENT- (color Odoru Yubisaki -Shun BIRTHDAY EVENT-) will take place on 2010-05-21 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) RUIDO-K3, and will feature Arc, MoNoLith, DANGER☆GANG, and Dali (guest). A special “secret” DVD will be distributed at both events.

⑦ To celebrate their upcoming single, Dali is sponsoring four events under the name パルスプラス4アカデミーズ (PULSE PLUS 4 ACADEMIES). The first two will be at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) RUIDO-K3 on 2010-04-10 and 2010-04-11. The final two will be held at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice on 2010-04-24 and 2010-04-25. A different present will be distributed at both pairs of lives.

⑧ Finally, シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) will sponsor an event to celebrate their upcoming CD. メトロポリスは今どこに?! (METROPOLIS wa Imadokoni?!) will take place on 2010-05-01 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) LIVE HALL aube shibuya.

[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!]

Posts from 2009

[Archived] CINDYKATE Surprise
Despite most of the news leaking early, it seems UNDER CODE has managed to keep a few surprises regarding シンディケイト (CINDYKATE).

① The band is sponsoring two lives in the upcoming months: ダサカッコイイフェスティバル☆ (DASAKAKKOII FESTIVAL ☆) will take place on 2010-01-26 at Shibuya O-WEST, and メトロポリスは今どこに?! (METROPOLIS wa Imadokoni?!) will take place on 2010-05-01 at Shibuya LIVE HALL aube.

② Secondly, the band is releasing a second single in addition to the one I talked about here. メトロポリス (METROPOLIS) will be released on 2010-04-14 in two types as well.

③ Finally, the UNDER CODE OFFICIAL WEB SHOP privilege for the singles is a two-volume commemoration DVD. The DVD is named 新人の宿命!!KISAKI社長からの絶対指令!! (Shinjin no Shukumei!! KISAKI Shachou Kara no Zettai Shirei!!), and is described only as “interesting” by UCP. The first volume will be sent out (to those who buy from the web shop) on 2010-02-05, and the second volume will be sent out on 2010-04-10.

シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) -
メトロポリス (METROPOLIS) -A Type-
  2010-04-14; 1,365 yen; Single CD; Limited pressings
  01. メトロポリス (METROPOLIS)
  02. TOKYO CITY GAME
  OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: Label-joining commemoration DVD
メトロポリス (METROPOLIS) -B Type-
  2010-04-14; 1,365 yen; Single CD; Limited pressings
  01. メトロポリス (METROPOLIS)
  02. ありふれーしょん (Arifureeshon)
  OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: Label-joining commemoration DVD

[Archived] Band News
① I previously posted this here, but locked the entry since I wasn't 100% sure. But now I am! シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) is joining UNDER CODE PRODUCTION and already has a release planned. The band's section at the UCP OHP is here, and there's already a sample up!



Phantasmagoria will be participating at a pair of lives on 2010-02-05 and 2010-03-19. It's important to note that they are not announcing a comeback at this time; they are simply playing as guests. However... They have been removed from the “disbanded” page at the OHP, so maybe we can expect something more substantial soon~



Phantasmagoria has opened a special section at the OHP. See Phantasmagoria's page here for the first official shot from their recent photography session.



④ And for some live news~
  • Arc and 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) are having a twoman, UCP突撃編2マン Arc維新隊 (UCP Totsugekihen 2 MAN Arcishintai), on 2010-02-11 at Shinsaibashi FANJ-twice.
  • 水風船 (Mizufuusen) and (有)ネガエンタープライセス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) (the Arc and Nega session bands) are sponsoring a VS event, ヴィジュアル界の阪神巨人戦!! (VISUAL Kai no Hanshin Kyojinsen), on 2010-05-04 at ESAKA MUSE.
  • And finally, UCP's 7th anniversary will be celebrated with the event 地下線7周年記念祭 (Chikasen 7 Shuunen Kinensai) on 2010-03-13 and 2010-03-14 at OSAKA MUSE and ESAKA MUSE.


シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) -

濱NIGHT☆CITYBOY (Hama NIGHT☆CITYBOY) -A Type-

  2010-02-10; 1,365 yen; Single CD; UCCD-256A

  01. 濱NIGHT☆CITYBOY (Hama NIGHT☆CITYBOY)

  02. -警告- (-Keikoku-)

濱NIGHT☆CITYBOY (Hama NIGHT☆CITYBOY) -B Type-

  2010-02-10; 1,365 yen; Single CD; UCCD-256B

  01. 濱NIGHT☆CITYBOY (Hama NIGHT☆CITYBOY)

  02. 教えてモンテスキュー! (Oshiete MONTESQUIEU!)


[Archived] Big News: New Band!
シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) is joining UNDER CODE! They've been around for a while, but it's always nice to have some new blood at the label.

I never got into them, but I'm not opposed to them either. Their current costumes remind me of early Arc, so maybe KISAKI is trying that route out again. What do you guys think?

(Locking this post because it hasn't been officially announced yet--files have just been uploaded at the OHP, so things could still change.)

[Archived] Countdown, Sample Updates
① 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) has a new sample up at the UNDER CODE OHP. The sample is for their new song リプレイ (REPLAY), and can be found here.

② Two more bands have been announced for UNDER CODE's 首都制圧 2009~2010 (Shuto Seiatsu 2009~2010) New Year countdown event. First, シンディケイト (CINDY KATE) has been announced as an additional band. Second, the special countdown guest has been revealed: Phantasmagoria.

(For the full, updated lineup of the event, please see this entry.)

[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)

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