PINOKIO, the solo project of ex-ClearVeil guitarist Amamiya Ryuuto (雨宮 流斗), will release Zetsubou, Hajimemashita。 (絶望、はじめました。), on 2016-08-03. The single will include 3 tracks, plus a DVD with live footage and unspecified bonus footage.
A release celebration sponsored event tour, Natsu Melancholy Box。 (夏めらんこりぃぼっくす。), will be held on 2016-08-09, 10, and 17 at OSAKA RUIDO, HOLIDAY NAGOYA, and EDGE IKEBUKURO, respectively.
Finally, PINOKIO's oneman live, Zetsubou Kaiten -ZETSUBOU DRIVE- (絶望廻転-ゼツボウドライブ-), will be held on 2016-09-22 at Higashikoenji (東高円寺) Nimandenatsu (二万電圧). A new song (title TBA) will be freely distributed to attendees.
By the way, here are the project's lineups for upcoming lives, beginning on 2016-05-22:
V. Amamiya Ryuuto (雨宮 流斗) [ex-ClearVeil]
Support G. RomiWO. (ろみヲ.) [ex-One★Star]
Support B. Azuki (梓姫) [ex-A'LETZA]
Support D. Siyu (詩悠) [ex-Nobady]
2016-06-10, 06-25, 08-09, 09-22:
Support D. Yuize (ゆいぜ)
Support D. Rio (理緒) [ex-GAGA]
Also, I forgot to mention it before, but Ryuuto's first band, TEDDY (テディ), will hold a one-day revival at PINOKIO's 08-10 event.
V. ukiru。 (ぅきる。) [ex-TEDDY~Juliette]
G. Miyuu (みゆう) [ex-TEDDY]
G. Ryu♂to (りゅ♂と) [ex-TEDDY~ClearVeil]
B. RomiWO. (ろみヲ.) [ex-One★Star]
D. Non (のん) [ex-TEDDY~$WANTED$ ($ウオンテッド$)]
Vasalla × WITH SEXY one-day-revival live DVD, Film of LOVE INSANE, is finally being shipped. It was supposed to have shipped on 2015-12-10, but was delayed due to an error in manufacturing.
PINOCCHIO, the new solo project of ex-ClearVeil guitarist Amamiya Ryuto, will feature the following support members: 2016-02-02 【V. & G. Amamiya Ryuto / G. DAI [ex-Oneness] / B. Kakeru (翔) / D. Siyu (詩悠) [ex-Nobady]】 2016-02-22 【V. & G. Amamiya Ryuto / G. DAI [ex-Oneness] / (others)】 2016-02-25 【V. & G. Amamiya Ryuto / G. RomeO. (ろみヲ.) [ex-ONE★STAR] / B. Azuki (梓姫) [ex-A'LETZA] / D. YANCY. [ex-ONE★STAR]】
Neologi's maxi-single, DD, has been delayed from 2016-01-27 to 2016-02-09, due to manufacturing delays. (That's happened a lot recently, huh?)
KISAKI (LIN) is the cover artist of POPUNITED Vol.103.
ARLEQUIN debuted new goods. Some are kinda ugly, huh?
HINA (ヒナ) [Lucifer's underground] will act as guest vocalist for GRIM (グリム) at their 2015-11-13 sponsored event, 13 Nichi no Kinyoubi ~Samayoeru Mamono to 13 no Shito~ (13日の金曜日 ~さまよえる魔物と13の使徒~), at Deto (出戸) ORTOLOUNGE.
ARLEQUIN and PENTAGON posted a comment video:
ARLEQUIN live footage is played on MUSIC JAPAN TV show, Velvet Music, starting on 2015-10-01 and repeating through the month.
RHEDORIC's first album second press is available for overseas digital purchase via CD Baby.
Mischievous will participate as guest at the CARDIA (カルディア) VS GAGA threeman tour, MAD, on 2015-12-07 at Dotonbori (道頓堀) SHRIMP.
ex-ClearVeil~carat guitarist Ryuto Amamiya (雨宮 流斗) is posting his original vocaloid songs on his blog.
ex-ClearVeil bassist HISAYOSHI will appear in a session on 2015-01-12 called THE SPANKERS:【V. HIRO (ヒロ) [ex-EAT YOU ALIVE] / G. Ryohei (亮平) [ex-EAT YOU ALIVE] / G. tomoya [ex-meth.] / B. HISAYOSHI [ex-ClearVeil] / D. Makoto (真) [ex-EAT YOU ALIVE]】.
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.
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
● 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.】
Kizuna (絆) (ex-SUZAKU)
● 2013-09-18 at Ikebukuro CYBER
● 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.】
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced that, in collaboration with SHOXX, it will release its 10th anniversary memorial last omnibus, High Style Paradox 2003~2013. The mail-order-limited omnibus will be released in March, and will feature all significant bands (32 in total) signed to UNDER CODE PRODUCTION throughout its 10 years of activity.
Those who purchase the omnibus before February 28th will receive a special 24 month calendar.
Because the omnibus is mail-order-limited through SHOXX, it will not be available to overseas customers via usual means. However, I organize a group order as soon as I find a viable shopping service—expect a separate with details.
ex-ClearVeil members Nozomi, Amamiya Ryuuto, and Naruka are back with a new band! The new band is called カラット (CARAT), and it will officially start activities with its first sponsored event live on August 17th. (By the way, La'Mule × NightingeiL new band CELL will also be at the event, under the name 血と包带 (Chi to Houtai).)
V. ゆーじ。 (Yuuji。)
G. 希 (Nozomi, ex-ClearVeil)
G. 雨宫 流斗 (Amamiya Ryuuto, ex-ClearVeil)
B. シロ (SHIRO)
D. 成华 (Naruka, ex-ClearVeil)
Unfortunately, CARAT is not signed to UNDER CODE PRODUCTION, but I'm sure we'll all be keeping an eye on them anyway. What do you think? Are you excited to see [most of] ClearVeil back?
妃&関西貴族 (Kisaki & Kansai Kizoku), KISAKI's long-running session band, has announced their first live in years! The session band will be performing at a KERA fashion event. And this time it's comprised of Arc and ClearVeil members!
The lineup is... V: KO-JI (Arc), G: Yuki (Arc), G: りゅうと (Ryuuto, ex-ClearVeil), B: KISAKI, and D: 成華 (Naruka, ex-ClearVeil).
Very cool news for fans of the session band. If you've never listened to them before, you should give them a try. They're great!
① 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).
② 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.
③ 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).
⑤ 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.
⑥ 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)!
⑦ 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)!
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!
ClearVeil's guitarist りゅうと (Ryuuto) will be releasing a special session CD. The CD will be sold at ClearVeil's last four lives (2010-06-20, 2010-06-30, 2010-07-03, and 2010-07-04) and will be limited to 100 pressings. ClearVeil drummer 成華 (Naruka) will play drums and will sign the CD. Furthermore, picks will be inserted at random, and people who buy two copies will receive a special extra song.
りゅうと (Ryuuto of ClearVeil) - リュートの奇妙な円盤 (RYUUTO no Kimyou na Enban) 2010-06-20, 06-30, 07-30, 07-04; 1,000 yen; CD; Limited 100 pressings ※ Signed, with pick ※ Privilege for buying two copies: bonus song 01. 月詠 (Tsukuyomi) 02. 溺≠愛 (Deki ≠ Ai)
By the way, you can listen to a sample on his blog here. It sounds as if he did the vocals too... What do you think of the sample?
① The members of ClearVeil posted comments regarding their disbanding. Unfortunately, I can't translate them, but maybe someone else here can. The members' comments are posted here.
② The covers of ClearVeil's Anthology have been revealed: A type, B type.
③ The UNDER CODE PRODUCTION official web shop privilege for buying Anthology has been decided. Those who purchase both from the web shop will get a DVD with a message from the member of their choice plus two~three live clips. Additionally, the album will be sent to those purchasers a week early, on 2010-06-10.
④ Details of ClearVeil's last sponsored event, F・R・e・A・k Party #2 have been decided. ClearVeil will play, along with unique session bands formed by each member.
Stop the presses, something totally unexpected has happened! A ClearVeil best album has been announced. I'm sure no one saw that coming. Seriously though, there is one surprise: they're not claiming that the tracks will be remastered.
The best album is called Anthology and will be released in two types on 2010-06-16. The album supposedly consists of tracks chosen by the members due to their strong emotional attachments with those songs. The A type will come with a live DVD from 2009-12-31 and the B type will come with a bonus track. (So don't get your hopes up of ever seeing a copy of the A type appear at your favorite download site.)
ClearVeil - Anthology -A Type- 2010-06-16; 3,990 yen; best album CD + live DVD; complete pressing; UCCD-268A CD 01. 灰色ノ一片 (Haiiro no Ippen) CD 02. scar CD 03. 『SWEET』≠『PAIN』 CD 04. A.R.S CD 05. 零~ZERO~ (Zero ~ZERO~) CD 06. crime CD 07. Secret Letter CD 08. 揺れるロザリオと赤い薔薇 (Yureru ROSARIO to Akai Bara) CD 09. shade CD 10. 優しい雨 (Yasashii Ame) CD 11. awake CD 12. Blazing Star DVD 01. 信者ニ捧グ謳 (Shinja ni Sasagu Uta) (Live) DVD 02. A.R.S (Live) DVD 03. FREAK Party (Live) Anthology -B Type- 2010-06-16; 3,150 yen; best album CD; complete pressing; UCCD-268B 01. 灰色ノ一片 (Haiiro no Ippen) 02. scar 03. 『SWEET』≠『PAIN』 04. A.R.S 05. 零~ZERO~ (Zero ~ZERO~) 06. crime 07. Secret Letter 08. 揺れるロザリオと赤い薔薇 (Yureru ROSARIO to Akai Bara) 09. shade 10. 優しい雨 (Yasashii Ame) 11. awake 12. Blazing Star 13. Dear (Bonus track)
What do you think? Will you be buying ClearVeil's best album(s)?
ClearVeil is disbanding. They will be holding their last oneman tour, Termination, through June and July. The first oneman will take place on 2010-06-20 at 目黒鹿鳴館 (Meguro Rock May Kan). The second will take place on 2010-06-30 at 難波 (Nanba) ROCKETS. And finally, on 2010-07-04, ClearVeil will hold the third oneman of their tour at 名古屋 (Nagoya) E.L.L and will officially disband.
The day before they disband, 2010-07-03, they will hold their last sponsored event, F・R・e・A・k Party #2, at HOLIDAY NAGOYA. Details regarding the “last party” will be revealed soon.
This screws up the eight month release campaign they promised. If they continue releasing up until their disbandment, they'll get to volume five of the campaign. But I wouldn't be surprised if they just unofficially cancelled it now and released a best album later.
The reason for their disbandment? The usual “we don't agree on the direction of the band,” which kind of makes sense since they've been going in a more mainstream direction. But still: why announce eight months of releases if you can't commit to that?
I've been sick and busy with school, so I've missed a bunch of stuff. So here's mass update part one, with part two to come after class. I know you're excited!
① 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) and ClearVeil have new samples up at the OHP. Prism. and Blazing Star.
② 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) and ClearVeil also have cover art for their new singles up at the OHP. You can see them both here, waaaay at the bottom. They kind of suck huh?
③ As I said a few days ago, it looks like UNDER CODE has decided to post small cover art again instead of large cover art. Lame. as. fuck.
④ Cover art for the new Dali new single can be seen at their website, in 700 px glory (this is how it should be done, UCP webmaster!). Here's the A type and the B type.
⑤ Tracklistings for the new Dali have been revealed as well (through Dali's own website, once again~). Details of those are beloooow. Also, .
⑥ More details about that 水風船 (Mizufuusen) vs (有)ネガエンタープライゼス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) twoman. The “battle” will be based on attendance, and whichever band gets the lowest attendance over both battles will have to accept some “humiliating” punishment.
⑦ ￪ From that same event, news for SIVA fans: the opening act for both “battles” will be Lucky13, a session band featuring KAIRI and 雄一 (Yuichi) of SIVA. The session also features bassist 奏 (Kanade), possibly ex-ギズモ (GIZMO), and drummer ヒラマ (HIRAMA), ex-no freaking clue.
⑧ Synside will sponsor a three events over three consecutive months. First, ネオ・イデア-内在する仮想- (NEO ・ IDEA -Naizaisuru Kasou-) on 2010-05-05, and, second, イドラ-流転色彩- (IDOLA -Ruten Shikisai-) on 2010-06-20. The third event has not been announced yet. Attendees of both events will receive a special, unannounced present (why can't UNDER CODE ever just tell us ;~;?). Also, .
⑨ UNDER CODE PRODUCTION and 九翟 (the label of DI3SIRAE, VELGREED) are co-sponsoring an event on 2010-05-16 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice called BATTLE CIRCUS. The event will feature UNDER CODE bands Arc (addition decided), Dali, ClearVeil, and Synside, 九翟 band VELGREED, and LAGING (not sure if they're on 九翟 or not). Also! Anyone know how to romanize 九翟? Because 翟 does not come up anywhere. The label's CDs are NFCD-00X, so I'm assuming it's Nine F(something)... Anyway, moving on.
⑩ ClearVeil is sponsoring a new event tour called Royal Clover Club. The tour includes 2010-05-28 and 29 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER, 2010-06-23 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice, and 2010-06-24 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) HEARTLAND.
Dali - トリコロールクロール (TRICOLOR CRAWL) -A Type- 2010-04-14; 2,100 yen; Maxi-single CD+DVD; UCCD-261A; Limited pressings CD 01. ヨルノハテ (YORU NO HATE) CD 02. S.O.S(sick of sick) CD 03. スロウメロウ (SLOW MELLOW) DVD 01. ヨルノハテ (YORU NO HATE) PV コトリコロールクロール (TRICOLOR CRAWL) -B Type- 2010-04-14; 1,890 yen; Maxi-single CD; UCCD-261B; Limited pressings 01. ヨルノハテ (YORU NO HATE) 02. S.O.S(sick of sick) 03. タイハイヤクニタタズ (TAIHAI YAKU NI TATAZU) (Bonus track) 04. スロウメロウ (SLOW MELLOW)
2010-04-02 Edit: Dali's official website says S.O.S(sick of sick), but UNDER CODE's official website says S.O.S only. I'll update again when the CD is actually released.
Thanks to Brand X, we can now see the covers for ClearVeil'sBlack Velvet single. (Which came out today. Seriously UNDER CODE, why are we relying on Brand X for cover reveals? Update your OHP!) So check it out: A TYPE, B TYPE.
(They look kind of cheap if you ask me. They remind me of Envus or something.)
March will mark the 7th anniversary of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's formation. It's a huge milestone for the label, especially because that means it has officially outlasted Matina! To celebrate the anniversary, the label is making some very rare releases available via the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP, for a very limited time only!
① First, they're releasing official bootleg live DVDs of several session bands. Since they're bootlegs, the camera quality isn't amazing, but there will never be another chance to see these bands again! The DVDs range in price from 2,000 yen to 2,940 yen, so I'm assuming some are longer than others. Get them now if you want them!
② Second, the label's releasing a brand new lucky bag! Like the new year lucky bag, this one will contain 25,000 to 30,000 yen's worth of goods for only 3,675 yen. However, this one is even more special. Each set will contain a designed tote bag, the aforementioned goods, and a special “trading” DVD! Each DVD contains a comment and rehearsal footage (1 song) from one band. There are seven DVDs in total, and the one you get is completely random. However, anyone who buys three sets of lucky bags will receive all seven DVDs automatically! Reservations begin March 1st, and the bag will be sent out on April 10th. Quantities are extremely limited, so order now!
Anjyu' (one day revival) - OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-02-26; 2,940 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2009-09-22 one day revival) (JUKI from Aigis, YUKKIE and Yoshi from HEISEI ISHIN, and hina ex-Anjyu')
妃&関西貴族 (Kisaki & Kansai Kizoku) - OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-02-26; 2,940 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2006-10-14) (RAME from VIDOLL, JUN and KISAKI from Phantasmagoria, TAKKEN from CODMO A, and Tooru from 12012) OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-02-26; 2,940 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2006-10-31) (RAME and GIRU from VIDOLL, Tsukasa ex-bis, KISAKI from Phantasmagoria, and Tooru from 12012)
Pashya (one day revival) - OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 1 2010-02-26; 2,940 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2009-09-22 one day revival) (Io and Hijiri ex-Pashya, Akito and Reiya from chariots) OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2 2010-02-26; 2,100 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2010-01-17 one day revival) (Io and Hijiri ex-Pashya, Akito and Reiya from chariots)
罪団法人黒十字2009 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2009) - OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-02-26; 2,100 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2009-09-22 one day revival) (Riku and Matoi from Phantasmagoria, Ren and KEETO from Dali, KEI and Mahiro ex-brodiaea)
罪団法人黒十字2010 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2010) - OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-02-26; 2,100 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2010-01-08 one day revival) (Riku from Phantasmagoria, Ren, KEETO, YUU, and Shunna from Dali, and Ryuuto from ClearVeil)
V.A. - 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag 2010-04-10; 3,675 yen; Lucky bag; Limited quantities ・ Specially designed tote bag ・ 25,000 to 30,000 yen's worth of goods ・ One of seven random special trading DVDs 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -A Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. Phantasmagoria: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. Phantasmagoria: Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -B Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. chariots: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. chariots: Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -C Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN): Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN): Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -D Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. ネガ (Nega): Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. ネガ (Nega): Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -E Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. Dali: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. Dali: Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -F Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. Megaromania: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. Megaromania: Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -G Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. Arc: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. Arc: Comment
I honestly wish I could get it all! The bootleg DVDs especially. I know UNDER CODE actually films a lot of its lives, so it's like getting a peek inside their secret archives. I'll definitely be getting the Tsumidan ones at least. And as for the lucky bag, well, it's always a great deal, and this one has the added bonus of the special DVDs. I wonder if I'll actually be able to get three... Must get that Dali DVD!
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.
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!]
① Arc and ClearVeil finally have updated pictures at the UNDER CODE OHP. See Arc's here and ClearVeil's here.
② Arc is turning 6 years old, and, to celebrate, is releasing a new maxi-single! コントラスト (CONTRAST) will be released on 2010-04-14 in two types. The A type will contain a DVD with live clips of 「Lady」&「Gentleman」 and Drop outer. The B type will include a bonus track.
③ Dali has a new look, which can be seen here. Looks like ZORO's vocalist wandered into a photoshoot where 12012 tries on カレン's (KALEN's) old baggy suits. But hey, they may look like 12012, but we can all hope they won't sound like them!
④ After over a year with no real releases, Dali is finally releasing a new CD! Maxi-single トリコロールクロール (TRICOLOR CRAWL) will be released in two types on 2010-04-07. The A type will contain a PV, while the B type will include a bonus track. Yay!
Arc - コントラスト (CONTRAST) -A Type- 2010-04-14; 2,100 yen; Maxi-single CD+DVD; UCCD-262A; Limited pressings CD 01~03. Unannounced new songs DVD 01. 「Lady」&「Gentleman」 LIVE CLIP DVD 02. Drop outer LIVE CLIP コントラスト (CONTRAST) -B Type- 2010-04-14; 1,890 yen; Maxi-single CD; UCCD-262B; Limited pressings 01~03. Unannounced new songs 04. Joke (Bonus track)
Dali - トリコロールクロール (TRICOLOR CRAWL) -A Type- 2010-04-14; 2,100 yen; Maxi-single CD+DVD; UCCD-261A; Limited pressings CD 01~03. Unannounced new songs DVD 01. ヨルノハテ (YORU NO HATE) PV コトリコロールクロール (TRICOLOR CRAWL) -B Type- 2010-04-14; 1,890 yen; Maxi-single CD; UCCD-261B; Limited pressings 01~03. Unannounced new songs 04. タイハイヤクニタタズ (TAIHAI YAKU NI TATAZU)
(Some of this is old news, so don't give me a hard time!)
① You may recall chariots' carnage opera tour didn't have any set finale. Well, a three-part oneman tour final was finally announced (although I wouldn't be surprised if one more was announced eventually): Final showdown OSAKA will take place on 2010-02-13 at OSAKA MUSE, Final showdown NAGOYA will take place on 2010-02-21 at Nagoya HEART LAND, and Final showdown TOKYO will take place on 2010-02-28 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) CLUB PHASE.
② Nega is embarking on a tour called The Corridor of the Prophet from 2010-01-10. The tour final, The Prophecy of the XXX, will take place on 2010-03-20 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) RUIDO-K2. An important announcement will be made at that live.
③ 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will be holding a two-part twoman with ν (NEU) entitled NEW [type] REVOLUTIONS. The first part will take place on 2010-03-22 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ, and the second will take place on 2010-03-28 at 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) AREA.
④ 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) is also holding what they describe as “consecutive city-center-concentrated” oneman lives, both of which are called 東京SENTIMENTAL RUSH (Tokyo SENTIMENTAL RUSH). The first will take place on 2010-04-17 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) CLUB CRAWL and the second will take place on 2010-05-22 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER.
⑤ ClearVeil is holding five consecutive twoman lives at 名古屋 (Nagoya) MUSIC FARM, all under the name of Propaganda.
2010-01-24 is with お遊戯ゎが魔々団×【PaRADEiS】 (Oyuugi Wagamamadan×【PaRADEiS】)
2010-02-26 is with ALiBi
2010-03-27 is with ALSDEAD
2010-04-18 is with ハートレス (HEARTLESS)
2010-05-23 is with カル・ヴァリ (kalvary)
⑥ To celebrate their upcoming release, Megaromania will be holding three oneman lives. The first will be on 2010-03-24 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA; the second will be on 2010-03-25 at HOLIDAY OSAKA; and the third will be on 2010-03-31 at SHIBUYA BOXX.
⑦ Arc is sponsoring three events in March entitled Shaking box. The lives will take place on 2010-03-21 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) RUIDO K2, on 2010-03-23 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) HEART LAND, and on 2010-03-28 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice.
⑧ ロットマン (LOTMAN), the time-limited band of Dali vocalist 苓 (Ren), is sponsoring another event to celebrate its upcoming release. 示す2エモーション (Shimesu 2 EMOTION) will take place on 2010-04-06 at OSAKA MUSE.
⑨ UNDER CODE is producing two threeman events under the banner -Formation of 3 pieces-, which will be held at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO K4. The first, Dark profound thought, features Megaromania, ALSDEAD, and SaTaN, and will take place on 2010-01-30. The second, Altar of the spirit, features E'm ~grief~, Art Cube, and ルーシー (LUCY), and will take place on 2010-01-31.
According to an ad in the new FOOL'S MATE, ClearVeil will release two singles in March and April. On 2010-03-17, Black Belvet [sic] will be released, and on 2010-04-21, White Satin will be released.
I don't have many details, since this is coming from a second hand report, but supposedly the singles are like awake; that is, each single will have two types, with each type having the same title track and a different bonus track.
① The cover of chariots' 灰 (Hai) single has been revealed. View it here.
② Tracklistings for both types of 平成維新's (HEISEI ISHIN's) mini-album パブリックセンチメント (PUBLIC SENTIMENT) have been announced.
③ ClearVeil has announced two new oneman lives. The first, localism ~end of the year~, will take place on 2009-12-29 at 名古屋HEART LAND (Nagoya HEART LAND). The second, localism ~happy new year~, will take place on 2010-01-09 at 心斎橋CLUB ALIVE (Shinsaibashi CLUB ALIVE).
平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) - パブリックセンチメント -A Type- (PUBLIC SENTIMENT -A Type-) 2009-11-18; 3,150 yen; Mini-album CD+DVD; Limited 3,000; UCCD-247A CD 01. elementary heart CD 02. 暴動ジェネレイション (Boudou GENERATION) CD 03. リプレイ (REPLAY) CD 04. WEAK CD 05. THE BUTTERFLY DVD 01. 破片 (Kakera) PV パブリックセンチメント -B Type- (PUBLIC SENTIMENT -B Type-) 2009-11-18; 2,625 yen; Mini-album CD; Limited 3,000; UCCD-247B 01. elementary heart 02. 暴動ジェネレイション (Boudou GENERATION) 03. リプレイ (REPLAY) 04. WEAK 05. THE BUTTERFLY 06. 声 (Koe) (Bonus track)
The October edition features a preview of 平成維新's (HEISEI ISHIN) 破片 (Kakera) PV, a comment and live clip from ClearVeil, a comment and live clip from ネガ (NEGA), and a comment and live clip from chariots.
What do you guys think?
Edit 2010-03-16: As is, unfortunately, the usual case with UNDER CODE, this project was unofficially abandoned. The October edition (volume one) was initially hosted on UCP's website. On November 16th, UNDER CODE created an official YouTube channel, moved the first volume there, and released the second volume. The second volume featured:
chariots' ablaze my sorrow PV clip
comment and APOCALYPSE PV clip from Megaromania
comment and Drop Outer live clip from Arc
comment and 破片 (Kakera) PV clip from 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN)
No additional volumes were ever uploaded, and the project was quietly removed from the UCP website main page.
① A large version of chariots' 光 (Hikari) cover has been revealed. See it here.
② Tracklistings for chariots' first two concept singles and for Megaromania's first album have been released.
③ 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will be embarking on a three-city coupling tour with 宇宙戦隊NOIZ (Uchuu Sentai NOIZ) and spiv states. The tour is called “NEW WAVE #1”, and is being sponsored by Like an Edison. The lives will take place on 2010-01-20, 2010-01-21, and 2010-01-25 at 名古屋ell.FITS ALL (Nagoya ell.FITS ALL), ESAKA MUSE, and 渋谷O-WEST (Shibuya O-WEST), respectively.
⑤ These are all old, but I hadn't posted about them yet, so:
Arc is distributing a DVD at one live.
chariots is distributing a present at their 2009-12-15, 2009-12-23, and 2009-12-24 lives, and a DVD at another.
ClearVeil is distributing a DVD at one live.
E'm ~grief~ is distributing a present at their 2009-11-23 and 2009-12-18 lives.
平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will be distributing two special CDs at upcoming lives.
Megaromania is distributing a DVD at one live and a CD at another.
ネガ (NEGA) is distributing a DVD at two lives.
Arc - (Unknown title) 2009-11-07, 2009-11-21; 0 yen; Live distribution DVD (Contents unannounced)
chariots - 光 (Hikari) 2009-10-07; 1,575 yen; Concept maxi-single CD; Limited 5,000; UCCD-243 01. cigar 02. DAZZLE 03. 残影 (Zanei) 灰 (Hai) 2009-11-04; 1,575 yen; Concept maxi-single CD; Limited 5,000; UCCD-245 01. Fall ash 02. キャンバスに描かれるは灰色で塗り潰された理想の君 (CANVAS ni Egakareru wa Haiiro de Neritsubusareta Risou no Kimi) 03. reversal (Unknown title) 2009-12-16; 0 yen; Live distribution DVD (Contents unannounced)
ClearVeil - (Unknown title) 2009-10-10; 0 yen; Live distribution DVD (Contents unannounced)
平成維新 - (Unknown title) 2009-11-28; 0 yen; Live distribution CD (Contents unannounced) (Unknown title) 2009-12-25; 0 yen; Live distribution CD (Contents unannounced)
Megaromania - (Unknown title) 2009-11-08; 0 yen; Live distribution DVD (Contents unannounced) Prophetic Faction -the Universe- -A Type- 2009-11-11; 3,990 yen; First full album CD+DVD; Limited 1,111; UCCD-246A CD 01. Prologue&Epilogue CD 02. APOCALYPSE CD 03. Distrust Labyrinth CD 04. God of Megaromania -純血ノ刻印- (God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-) CD 05. Bloodshed CD 06. 美醜の果実 (Bishuu no Kanjitsu) CD 07. Angelical Jewelry CD 08. Remembrance Fantasia CD 09. Transparent Shine CD 10. Amethyst CD 11. -the Universe- DVD 01. APOCALYPSE PV Prophetic Faction -the Universe- -B Type- 2009-11-11; 3,150 yen; First full album CD; Limited 1,111; UCCD-246B 01. Prologue&Epilogue 02. APOCALYPSE 03. Distrust Labyrinth 04. God of Megaromania -純血ノ刻印- (God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-) 05. Bloodshed 06. 美醜の果実 (Bishuu no Kanjitsu) 07. Angelical Jewelry 08. Remembrance Fantasia 09. Transparent Shine 10. Amethyst 11. -the Universe- 12. Hallucination (Bonus track) (Unknown title) 2009-11-13; 0 yen; Live distribution CD (Contents unannounced)
ネガ (NEGA) - (Unknown title) 2009-11-29, 2009-12-06; 0 yen; Live distribution DVD (Contents unannounced)
I just scanned some UNDER CODE flyers and thought someone else might appreciate them, even though they're not recent ones. The first is a double-sided Dali/Megaromania flyer and the second is a double-sided ClearVeil/Dali flyer. Enjoy!
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:
晄 (Aki) (ex-Lamina, hurts, Mëbíus, AZALEA) injured his hand, and has been unable to recover in time to appear at 江坂制圧2009 5DAYS (Esaka Seiatsu 2009 5DAYS). Because of this, there have been changes to the bands he was to perform with:
2009-09-21, 尾張浪速組 (Owari Naniwagumi) will replace him with 希 (Nozomi) of ClearVeil
2009-09-22, hurts' one-day revival is canceled
2009-09-23, Mëbíus will replace him with 憂里 (Yuuri), ex-chariots
2009-09-23, AZALEA will replace him with 梁 (Yam) of Schwein
① The covers of ClearVeil's upcoming maxi-singles have been uploaded at the UNDER CODE OHP. Check them out here.
② The OFFICIAL WEB SHOP has been updated with Dali's upcoming albums, ClearVeil's upcoming maxi-singles, and Megaromania's upcoming album. Also, signed polaroids of KISAKI and of KISAKI with 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) were put up. (A book signed by KISAKI was also put up, but it was limited to one copy and somebody has already snatched it.)
③ brodiaea, Lamina, and SIVA have officially been removed from the main page at the UNDER CODE OHP and moved to the kaisan section. Sad to have it so official~ (Hopefully brodiaea and Lamina will actually come back at some point!)
① KISAKI will be composing a song, ダークネス (DARKNESS), for the C type of Seven's first single, キラーチューン (KILLER TUNE). Seven is the latest random-ass project by ミチル (MICHIRU), owner of L∞p・Ash RECORDS, and is, for now, a collaboration with 真矢 (Shinya) of LUNA SEA.
② The covers of Megaromania's upcoming singles were put up at the UNDER CODE OHP a few days ago. You can view the covers here: evil, holy, and deus. Also, their pictures at the UNDER CODE OHP have been updated. Lastly, Megaromania's blog header has been updated as well.
③ ClearVeil's pictures have been updated at the UNDER CODE OHP. (Previously, only the group photo in the flash header had been updated.) You can see those here.
④ KISAKI announced in his blog a few days ago that a sampler CD of ネガ's (NEGA) album will be distributed at a few UNDER CODE lives.
⑤ Information about some UNDER CODE NET SHOP privileges has been put up. Kneuklid Romance's singles: three track karaoke CD; Megaromania's singles: digest DVD of their session event on 2009-06-01; SIVA's album: message + three tracks from their last live (thought I posted that one before, but can't find it).
⑥ UNDER GROUND MUSIC's ranking was updated a few days ago... It's basically the same, except that I noticed Dali's "herbit" is now on there, lol ("herbit" is the site's horrible misspelling of a habit).
⑦ Oh yeah, Kneuklid Romance's event sold out! Pretty sweet.
⑧ Oh yeah×2, KISAKI said a few days ago that there would be some sort of surprise regarding UNDER CODE lives. Wonder what it is!
Also, how weird is it that there were like NO releases from UNDER CODE this month?!
② ClearVeil's new look has been posted at the UNDER CODE OHP, but only in the flash movie on the main page. The pictures should be up at their profile soon. Details of their new release and its UNDER CODE NET SHOP privilege have been announced. A tour final oneman has been announced. Voice to remind you of awake -Time of awakening- will take place on 2009-10-10 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER. A special DVD produced by drummer 成華 (Naruka) will be distributed to those who attend.
③ Dali's new look has been posted at their section of the UNDER CODE OHP. A two title best album has been announced. Those who buy it can apply for a special DVD. Details of the best album and its UNDER CODE NET SHOP privilege have been posted. The album is labeled "first period Dali best album," implying that a member change or disbandment will be announced eventually.
④ Tracklistings for Megaromania's singles have been revealed.
⑤ The cover of SIVA's best album was posted a few days ago. See it here.
⑥ The covers and tracklistings of chariots' mini albums were revealed a few days ago. See the covers here.
⑦ A special UNDER CODE event, 江坂制圧2009 -5DAYS- (Esaka Seiatsu 2009 -5DAYS-), has been announced. Each live will take place at ESAKA MUSE with a different theme.
2009-09-19: -NEW BORN "organization" VOL:4- featuring chariots, Arc, ClearVeil, and others.
2009-09-21: -貴族達の大セッション祭り 第十夜- (-Kizokutachi no Dai SESSION Matsuri Daijuu Yoru-) featuring chariots, ネガ (NEGA), Arc, Dali, ClearVeil, E'm ~grief~, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN), Megaromania, brodiaea, session bands of members from those bands, 水風船 (Mizufuusen), ハル (HAL) and アユ (AYU), and more to be announced on 2009-08-01.
2009-09-22: -一日復活祭!!- (-Ichinichi Fukkatsusai!!-) featuring one-night revivals of Aliene Maφriage, Anjyu', hurts, Pashya, and a guest appearance by 罪団法人黒十字 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji), the chariots × Dali session band.
2009-09-23: -Matina PRESENTS 2009- tentatively featuring MIRAGE, DAS:VASSER, vellaDonna, LAYBIAL, オルゴール (ORGEL), AZALEA, Mëbíus, Distray, Eze:quL, Zephyr, and a guest appearance from ∀NTI FEMINISM.
Dali - the world is yours -cynical- 2009-08-19; 3,150 yen; Best album CD+DVD set; Limited 3,000 pressings CD 01. ant gallery CD 02. Cynical showcase CD 03. Love is dead CD 04. rubber CD 05. lay figure CD 06. H.N[迷子] (H.N[Maigo]) CD 07. 印象派ポルノ (Inshouha PORNO) CD 08. day by day.rehearsal of Smile. CD 09. 「t」rush CD 10. キラーチューン (KILLER TUNE) DVD 01. Placebo PV DVD 02. sunny PV DVD 03. 印象派ポルノ (Inshouha PORNO) PV + Application "A" for special DVD the world is yours -melancholy- 2009-08-19; 3,150 yen; Best album CD+DVD set; Limited 3,000 pressings CD 01. jam CD 02. クラウド (CLOUD) CD 03. sole CD 04. downer CD 05. homesick CD 06. Placebo CD 07. sunny CD 08. wingless wing CD 09. Exit CD 10. アネモネ (ANEMONE) DVD 01. ant gallery PV DVD 02. 星屑 (Hoshikuzu) PV DVD 03. downer PV + Application "B" for special DVD the world is yours -UNDER CODE NET SHOP SPECIAL DVD- 2009-08-10; 0 yen; Present DVD DVD 01. Message from Dali DVD 02. Live track from sponsored event on 2009-06-27 at RUIDO K4 DVD 03. Live track from sponsored event on 2009-06-27 at RUIDO K4 SPECIAL DVD (Release date and content unannounced)
Megaromania - evil - 2009-07-15; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary concept maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000; UCCD-234 01. Gate of the Prophet 02. Chronic Puppet holy - 2009-07-15; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary concept maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000; UCCD-235 01. Rain fall in Solitude 02. 誓言の刻 -Holy Calling- (Seigen no Koku -Holy Calling-) deus - 2009-07-15; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary concept maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000; UCCD-236 01. Fragrance Tales 02. Deus
Lots of news today~ Sorry for the flood of awesome.
① One year after Phantasmagoria's disbandment, their label-mates at UNDER CODE will hold a special memorial event for the band (← official description). 関西日本制圧2009 ~memory of Phantasmagoria~ (Kansai Seiatsu ~memory of Phantasmagoria~) will feature chariots, ネガ (NEGA), 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin), Arc, Dali, ClearVeil, Megaromania, and a special opening act, ファンタスローディータカフミ❤HAPPY BIRTHDAY BAND❤ (PHANTAS-ROADIE TAKAFUMI ❤HAPPY BIRTHDAY BAND❤). The special band will feature TAKAFUMI (ex-Marvelous Maiden), SHAGRATH (ex-Aikaryu/IRODORI), Tak (ex-Ansinomy), Hina (Villain), and Matoi (ex-Phantasmagoria). There will also be a large session at the end.
② The UNDER CODE PRODUCTION download site, UNDER GROUND MUSIC will be available at the following address on June 1st: under-ground-music.com.
③ 平成維新's (Heisei Ishin) new OHP can be accessed at its new URL: heiseiishin.com.
④ ネガ (NEGA) will release a digital download-only single, Nameless alice on 2009-06-01 when UNDER GROUND MUSIC opens. Their first full album, GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE, will be released on 2009-07-22 in two types (one with a bonus track and the other with a PV). The privilege for buying them from the UNDER CODE NET SHOP is a special DVD for each type. They will hold two oneman lives to celebrate the release: FUNERAL OF SACRIFICE ~大阪空葬志願者~ (FUNERAL OF SACRIFICE ~Osaka Sorasou Shingansha~) on 2009-07-26 at OSAKA MUSE, and FUNERAL OF SACRIFICE ~大阪埋葬志願者~ (FUNERAL OF SACRIFICE ~Osaka Maisou Shingansha~) on 2009-09-13 at RUIDO K4. A special CD will be distributed at both lives. A new flyer with all of this news can be seen here.
⑤ Megaromania also has a new flyer up here. It brings good news: three new singles and three live events to go with them. evil, holy, and deus will be released on 2009-07-15 with two new tracks each. The three events will all be held at Takadanobaba AREA: evil and invitation on 2009-07-20, Holy the Bible on 2009-07-21, and Imperial the deus on 2009-07-22.
⑥ SIVA's 2009-05-21 announcement is just a special live event. On the day before their final oneman, the "SIVA with UNDER CODE PRODUCTION family FINAL EVENT" (← again, official wording) will be held. Prediction from a prophet:Code -FINAL- will take place on 2009-07-24 at Shibuya O-WEST. Many UNDER CODE bands will appear alongside cocklobin and a large session at the end.
⑦ ClearVeil will be releasing something new as well, but I'm not sure what yet. In any case, they're holding a three day event to celebrate it. Voice to remind you of awake will be held on 2009-08-29 at OSAKA MUSE, 2009-08-30 at Nagoya HEART LAND, and 2009-09-11 at Shibuya O-WEST.
⑧ Dali is releasing something, but I'm not sure what it is either. KISAKI has mentioned that it's something important, so let's hope it's a good important. Anyway, they're holding an event and a oneman show to celebrate its release. The event, 偏執狂的悲観的方法 (Henshitsukyouteki Hikanteki Houhou), will be held on 2009-08-28 at Meguro ROCK MAYKAN. The oneman, エピローグ溺死体 (EPILOGUE Dekishitai), will be held on 2009-09-06 at Shinsaibashi FANJ-twice.
⑨ P.S., small pictures of ネガ's (NEGA) and Megaromania's new costumes can be seen at Brand X.
ネガ (NEGA) - Nameless alice 2009-06-01; Digital download single 01. Nameless alice GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE -AUDIBLE GRAVE TYPE- 2009-07-22; 3,150 yen; Full album CD; Limited 5,000 01. Soul cry (Album version) 02. reminiscence (Album version) 03. muddy cult (Album version) 04. guilt trip (Album version) 05. lust[er] (Album version) 06. (Unannounced) 07. (Unannounced) 08. (Unannounced) 09. (Unannounced) 10. (Unannounced) 11. (Unannounced) 12. (Unannounced) 13. 空白 (Kuuhaku) (Bonus track) GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE -VISUAL GRAVE TYPE- 2009-07-22; 3,990 yen; Full album CD + PV DVD; Limited 5,000 CD 01. Soul cry (Album version) CD 02. reminiscence (Album version) CD 03. muddy cult (Album version) CD 04. guilt trip (Album version) CD 05. lust[er] (Album version) CD 06. (Unannounced) CD 07. (Unannounced) CD 08. (Unannounced) CD 09. (Unannounced) CD 10. (Unannounced) CD 11. (Unannounced) CD 12. (Unannounced) DVD 01. idle PV GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE -UNDER CODE NET SHOP SPECIAL DVD A Type- 2009-07-22; 0 yen; Special privilege DVD 01. Comment 02. Live photography from 日本制圧2009 on 2009-03-14 at OSAKA MUSE GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE -UNDER CODE NET SHOP SPECIAL DVD B Type- 2009-07-22; 0 yen; Special privilege DVD 01. Comment 02. Live photography from 日本制圧2009 on 2009-03-14 at OSAKA MUSE SPECIAL CD -A Type- 2009-07-26; 0 yen; Live-limited distribution CD 01. Rain Falls -unplugged ver.- 02. Comment -A Type- SPECIAL CD -B Type- 2009-09-13; 0 yen; Live-limited distribution CD 01. lover -unplugged ver.- 02. Comment -B Type-
Megaromania - evil - 2009-07-15; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary concept maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000 01. (Unannounced new song) 02. (Unannounced new song) holy - 2009-07-15; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary concept maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000 01. (Unannounced new song) 02. (Unannounced new song) deus - 2009-07-15; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary concept maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000 01. (Unannounced new song) 02. (Unannounced new song)
ClearVeil - ~Something.~ It hasn't been announced yet!
① [From KISAKI's blog] A true final for UNDER CODE's 日本制圧2009 (Nihon Seiatsu 2009) tour has been announced. 日本制圧2009 -FINAL- (Nihon Seiatsu 2009 -FINAL-) will take place on 2009-04-22 at 大阪BIG CAT (Osaka BIG CAT), and will feature chariots, ネガ (Nega), Arc, Dali, Megaromania, ClearVeil, SIVA, 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin), cocklobin, and a large session band. A DVD of three types will be distributed at the live. Each type will have the same label but different content, so that no one will know which type they have until they watch it.
(KISAKI has already stated that the DVD's won't be for sale anywhere. Pretty mean to us foreign fans, huh?)
V.A. - 日本制圧2009 -公認海賊版- (Nihon Seiatsu 2009 -Kounin Kaizokuban-) -A Type- 2009-04-22; 0 yen; Present Live DVD 01. chariots: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-01 02. chariots: Offshot 03. ネガ (Nega): Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-01 04. ネガ (Nega): Offshot
日本制圧2009 -公認海賊版- (Nihon Seiatsu 2009 -Kounin Kaizokuban-) -B Type- 2009-04-22; 0 yen; Present Live DVD 01. Dali: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-13 02. Dali: Offshot 03. Megaromania: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-13 04. Megaromania: Offshot
日本制圧2009 -公認海賊版- (Nihon Seiatsu 2009 -Kounin Kaizokuban-) -C Type- 2009-04-22; 0 yen; Present Live DVD 01. Arc: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-13 02. Arc: Offshot 03. ClearVeil: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-13 04. ClearVeil: Offshot 05. SIVA: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-13 06. SIVA: Offshot
① New pictures for Arc, ClearVeil, E'm ~grief~, and SIVA at the UNDER CODE OHP. Also, there's now a special page for 水風船 (Mizufuusen).
② Details for UNDER CODE's 日本制圧2009 (Nihon Seiatsu 2009) have been announced. It will feature 11 shows from 2009-03-01 to 2009-03-15, with a tour final sometime after. Details regarding the tour final are being kept secret for now; they will be revealed on 2009-01-21.
③ A new UNDER CODE omnibus has been announced. The "UNDER CODE PRODUCTION SUPER COMPILATION ALBUM" is called The End of Missing and will feature 11 old, remastered songs, plus one new song from G.O.L. (G.O.L is a special project featuring GORI of bands@id and KISAKI.)
④ Arc will release their first full album, 【F】face, on 2009-03-25. It will apparently only come in one type (which is good!).
⑤ Dali will release a new mini album, mind stripper, on 2009-03-25. Like Arc's release, it will only come in one type (thank God). Details haven't been given, but, based on the release's price, it will probably feature five tracks and no PV.
⑥ Megaromania will release a new single, APOCALYPSE, on 2009-04-01. There will be two types of the release. Both types will feature the title track plus a differing second track.
Arc - 【F】face 2009-03-25; 3,150 yen; Full Album; UCCD-221; Limited 3,000 pressings 01~10. (Unannounced new songs)
Dali - mind stripper 2009-03-25; 2,415 yen; Mini Album; UCCD-222 01~05. (Unannounced new songs)
① [From Arc's blog] Arc has completed photography of their new outfits. The photoshoot seems to be a nice one (cool backdrop!), and the members themselves have some pretty nice gold-on-red costumes. You can see a small version here.
② [From Dali's blog] Recording has begun on a upcoming single by session band 水風船 (Mizufuusen). The single (mentioned in a previous post) was composed and produced by KISAKI. It just so happens that he's doing the bass for the recording as well. The lineup of musicians featured in the recording differs from the ones who actually play as the session band live: KO-JI and 俊 (Shun) of Arc were, of course, involved in the recording, but 旬奈 (Shunna) of Dali was involved as well (and, of course, KISAKI).
③ [From 尖's (Saki's) blog] ClearVeil have recorded a new PV! Like most of UNDER CODE's PV recordings lately, it's not clear which song was featured, and it hasn't yet been announced what kind of release the PV will be featured on.
④ [From KISAKI's blog] KISAKI has said that a big update will be made at the UNDER CODE OHP on the 21st of this month. So if Christmas isn't exciting enough for you, at least there's that to look forward to!
Heisei Ishin now has a brand new song on their UCP page called THE BUTTERFLY, which was previously SWIMMY.
I thought this was an interesting note since this song is not going to be featured in any of Heisei Ishin's singles due for this September... looks like they will have more releases in the near future!
Arc also has a new soundbite up from their upcoming mini-album! The song is called 惜別 (Sekibetsu/Sorrow at Separation). And since I'm practically the Arc Anti-fan, I was blown away by their song! I must say they've been improving alot!
has informed me that ClearVeil now has covers and tracklistings up for Haiiro no Ippen!
Type A 1. Haiiro no Ippen 2. shade DVD 1. Shinja ni Sasagu Uta 2. Freak Party
Type B 1. Haiirio no Ippen 2. shade 3. crime Sadly no "Memento Mori" for those who've heard it. Perhaps the mini album will have it?
Back from a week of car wrecks, I bear good news for Dali and ClearVeil fans! If you are a regular at http://tv.banz.jp/ , then you'll get a sneak peak at Dali's new PV for ITAMIWAKE, and ClearVeil's "the dropping sky"! Sadly there is no direct link for the previews -- it is just a commercial on the main page provided in the link above. You may have to wait through a few omnibus clips before you see it, but both look stellar.
It contains information regarding their releases, but in microscopic texts.
I'll let you all know if I find a direct feed/link to the PV previews.
① Four new releases for ClearVeil have been announced. It's not really surprising, but it's definitely good news. They will be following the latest UNDER CODE trend of releasing a small live DVD with one of those releases. The number of tracks on each release isn't confirmed, but it's almost guaranteed to be three because of the price. (Now we just have to wait for chariots and SIVA to announce something new..)
② The tracklisting for the upcoming ネガ (Nega) single has been up for some time, but it hasn't been listed here yet. So here it is!
ClearVeil - 灰色ノ一片 -A Type- (Haiiro no Ippen -A Type-) 2008-09-24; 2,100 yen; Maxi single + DVD; UCCD-203A; Limited 3,000 pressings CD 01. Unannounced new track CD 02. Unannounced new track CD 03. Unannounced new track DVD 01. Unannounced track LIVE CLIP DVD 02. Unannounced track LIVE CLIP 灰色ノ一片 -B Type- (Haiiro no Ippen -B Type-) 2008-09-24; 1,680 yen; Maxi single; UCCD-203B; Limited 3,000 pressings 01. Unannounced new track 02. Unannounced new track 03. Unannounced new track 04. crime (Bonus Track) The future of despair -A Type- 2008-10-29; 2,940 yen; Mini album + DVD; UCCD-206A; Limited 3,000 pressings CD 01. Unannounced new track CD 02. Unannounced new track CD 03. Unannounced new track CD 04. Unannounced new track CD 05. Unannounced new track DVD 01. the dropping sky PV The future of despair -B Type- 2008-10-29; 2,625 yen; Mini album; UCCD-206B; Limited 3,000 pressings 01. Unannounced new track 02. Unannounced new track 03. Unannounced new track 04. Unannounced new track 05. Unannounced new track 06. secret letter (Bonus Track)
ネガ (Nega) - reminiscence -A Type- 2008-07-16; 2,100 yen; Maxi single + DVD; UCCD-184A; Limited 5,000 pressings CD 01. reminiscence CD 02. Another eyes of reminiscence CD 03. 独奏曲第七番「悲愛」 (Dokusoukyoku Dainana Ban 「Hiai」) DVD 01. Unannounced track LIVE CLIP DVD 02. Unannounced track LIVE CLIP reminiscence -B Type- 2008-07-16; 1,890 yen; Maxi single; UCCD-184B; Limited 5,000 pressings 01. 独奏曲第七番「悲愛」 (Dokusoukyoku Dainana Ban 「Hiai」) 02. Another eyes of reminiscence 03. reminiscence 04. 深海魚 (Shinkaigyo) (Bonus Track)
① Tons of releases were announced through Brand X today, some surprising and some not. Arc has a new look and is releasing something new, and there's a new volume of High Style Paradox, the first in over two years!. There are also a ton of new releases from chariots (I guess KISAKI wasn't lying when he said he was going to push them to the top!) and tracklistings to ClearVeil's upcoming CDs. Heeere you go: ② UNDER CODE's 5th anniversary soon~
Arc - Departure of one's lot -A Type- 2008-02-20; 2,940 yen; UCCD-162A; Mini Album CD 01. Unannounced tracklisting DVD 01. 雨涙哀色 (Ame Namida Ai Iro) PV Departure of one's lot -B Type- 2008-02-20; 2,625 yen; UCCD-162B; Mini Album 01. Unannounced tracklisting + fancifully the age (Bonus Track)
chariots - 唯 (Yui) 2008-03-12; 1,260 yen; UCCD-164; Maxi Single 01. Unpublished new song 02. Unpublished new song 我 (Ga) 2008-04-16; 1,260 yen; UCCD-167; Maxi Single 01. Unpublished new song 02. Unpublished new song 独 (Doku) 2008-05-14; 1,260 yen; UCCD-172; Maxi Single 01. Unpublished new song 02. Unpublished new song 尊 (Son) 2008-06-25; 2,940 yen; UCDV-052; PV DVD 01. Unannounced PV 02. Unannounced PV 03. Unannounced PV + α
ClearVeil - the dropping sky 2008-03-12; 1,260 yen; UCCD-165; Maxi Single 01. the dropping sky 02. 『SWEET』≠『PAIN』 信者ニ捧グ謳 (Shinja ni Sasagu Uta) 2008-04-16; 1,260 yen; UCCD-168; Maxi Single 01. 信者ニ捧グ謳 (Shinja ni Sasagu Uta) 02. 零-ゼロ- (Rei -ZERO-) lapis ~青の憂鬱~ (lapis ~Ao no Yuuutsu~) 2008-05-14; 1,260 yen; UCCD-173; Maxi Single 01. lapis ~青の憂鬱~ (lapis ~Ao no Yuuutsu~) 02. 揺れるロザリオと紅い薔薇 (Yureru ROSARIO to Akai Bara)
According to their blog, ClearVeil will begin a three month consecutive release campaign in March of 2008! I'm definitely impressed. Let's hope that the new releases are good!
ClearVeil - the dropping sky 2008-03-12; 1,260 yen 01. Unpublished new song 02. Unpublished new song 信者ニ捧グ謳 (Shinja ni Sasagu Uta) 2008-04-16; 1,260 yen 01. Unpublished new song 02. Unpublished new song lapis ~青の憂鬱~ (lapis ~Ao no Yuuutsu~) 2008-05-14; 1,260 yen 01. Unpublished new song 02. Unpublished new song