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ARLEQUIN's new single/collection album

ARLEQUIN's new single/collection album

ARLEQUIN has revealed their new look and announced a new “single”!


Kachikan no Chigai ha Yuiitsu no Sukuidatta (価値観の違いは唯一の救いだった) will be released on June 7th for 1,980 yen. The band is billing the release as a “maxi-single + music collection,” but it's essentially a best album with a new song attached. That being said, the release costs only 1,980 yen and includes 14 rerecorded(!) songs, plus the new song. Definitely a good deal, especially considering the great tracklist.


(Is this some sort of scheme to get to the top of the ORICON indies single chart?)


By the way, the product number of the release is GMCD-037A, so I'm betting they already have a “more maxi-single-esque” version planned, if the first one sells really well 😎







ARLEQUIN will hold a “premium” Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka one tour, also entitled Kachikan no Chigai ha Yuiitsu no Sukuidatta (価値観の違いは唯一の救いだった), on 2017-06-14, 06-16, and 07-09 at HOLIDAY NEXT NAGOYA, HOLIDAY OSAKA, and HOLIDAY SHINJUKU, respectively. Pre-ordered tickets will be sold for the special price of 1,980 yen, just like the maxi-single.


Their fourth anniversary oneman tour, Dekoboko (凸凹), will begin with a kaleidoscope-limited live on 2017-09-02 at Shinjuku (新宿) BLAZE, and end on 2018-01-13 at Osaka (大阪) BIG CAT. Their November 5th oneman at Aoyama (青山) RiZM will be male-limited.




By the way. ARLEQUIN's official blog is now at LINE.




PENTAGON new album announced!

PENTAGON new album announced!

PENTAGON will release their third full album, WANDERLUST, in two types on June 14!








The band has also announced an accompanying 47-stop nationwide tour, WANDER:LAST, starting on 2017-06-17 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA.


A men's only live will be held on 2017-06-18 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA, at which the members will greet attendees with “fighting spirit” at the entrance (I think), and will freely distribute a CD(?) tentatively titled Otokouta(Kari) (漢唄(仮)) {“men's song”}.


Guitarist Yutori (ゆとり) will hold his birthday live, 『YUTORI EXPO 2017 in NAGOYA』 ~Ano Hi Tobidashita kono Machi ga Tadashikatta~ (『YUTORI EXPO 2017 in NAGOYA』 ~あの日飛び出したこの街が正しかった~), though details are TBA.


Finally, a tour final and birthday celebration for bassist minpha (眠花) will be held on 2017-11-22 at Nippon Seinenkan (日本青年館).




PENTAGON will also release two live DVDs next month, but I'll make a separate post about that.


MARCO new best-album, "Ana Futatsu" + release tour

MARCO new best-album, "Ana Futatsu" + release tour

As their latest single, Henjin Kikou, was released today, Marco also made a surprising announcement: a best-album, Ana Futatsu (穴二つ), is already in the works!


The compilation album, blantantly coined as "Two Holes" (gross), comes in two types: "Hannyaban" (般若盤)(type A) and "Okameban" (おかめ盤) (type B). What makes this even more surprising is that, not only will all their songs be featured (except Henjin Kikou of course), but will also feature their previous live-distributed releases and unreleased songs! Since this is a nationwide release, say goodbye to hunting down Marco ~rarez~ at the auctions (if you exclude their purchase privilege DVDs)!! 👍👍👍






As this came up literally in the middle of nowhere, let's hope that this is a sign of good things to come for Marco!! 🤞🤞🤞 Their new artist photo does look a lot more professional than usual after all!




In addition to the best-album's release, Marco will celebrate by sponsoring their twoman tour, 「螺旋二人羽織〜密室の業〜」 (Rasen Nininbaori 〜misshitsu no gō〜) for the remainder of June. The announced dates are displayed below:


  • 6/8 at Takadanobaba AREA (w/ Otomekokka (乙女国家), THE NOSTRADAMNZ, IGGY, Tsukiyo no Zaregoto (ツキ酔ノ戯レ言), & Kurenai ku some matta kioku (紅ク染マッタ記憶))
  • 6/15 at Sendai SPACE ZERO (bands tba)
  • 6/16 at Niigata club riverst (w/ DIE'LIZE)
  • 6/21 at Nagoya HOLIDAY NEXT (w/ UNDER FALL JUSTICE)
  • 6/22 at Osaka LIVE HOUSE D' (w/ HOLYCLOCK)
  • 6/25 at (tba)

On their tour final (6/25), the band will distribute a live-limited CD, Kinrandonsu (金襴緞子) to all visitors, and they will also have an important announcement...I hope it will be good. ;w;




Paranoid≠circuS: new label, member, name, and release!

Paranoid≠circuS: new label, member, name, and release!

Paranoid≠circuS has joined a label, gained a new member, changed their name, and announced a new release!




On Christmas Day, Paranoid≠circuS officially joined ex-SUZAKU-lead label king zeebra.


Then, on the 23rd of this month, they held a sponsored event Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) paradigm, JakiRAI (蛇喰ライ), celebrating the birthday of guitarist Jaki (蛇鬼). After the event, support guitarist Nayuta (那由多) [ex-AiM MaiM~etc.], who had been with the band since July 2016, officially joined, and the band officially changed their name to PARANOID≠CIRCUS.


PARANOID≠CIRCUS will release their 4th single, ENIGMA, on 2017-03-15. Their release celebration special event, Re:BIRTHDAY, will be held on 2017-03-17 at HOLIDAY OSAKA. The event will be comprised of a 60 minute oneman (attendees of which will receive a privilege offshot DVD), followed by an after party.


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Two little notes: they've finally “admitted” the members' positions (eg. garu is now vocalist instead of “leopard”); and they've actually used the PARANOID≠CIRCUS notation intermittently for the past few months.


SUI solo project "David" joins Chateau Agency

SUI solo project "David" joins Chateau Agency

Church-kei is SAVED...


At the beginning of the new year, KAMIJO, producer of the record label, Chateau Agency, and the singer of some well-known band, announced that there would be a new artist signing into the label. There was speculation surrounding the possible identity of the artist, until they were later revealed on January 24, 2017.


And that artist turned out to be none other than SUI (ex-Megaromania ~ LIN), who has started his own solo project, David! He will hold his first live on April 8 in Tokyo!! His official page on the label's website also reveals that there are worldwide plans in the making. (!!!) His new song "GENESIS" can be heard below:







As you may remember, SUI retired from band activities after Lin's untimely disbandment, as he had announced before that that would be his last band. However, his social media accounts (Twitter & Instagram (well, almost)) were deleted very suddenly at the start of 2017. This last cryptic tweet from Sui's old account especially didn't help with cooling off the rumors:




Sui last tweet


Sui last tweet


This further fueled speculation that he was definitely up to something, and after all, the reveal date was on the 24th - which is his birthday.


I'm glad to see Sui back and I truly hope he has better luck with this project!! ✨✨




If you're wondering, "What is Sui doing with Kamijo?!", "Why does he look like Kamijo Jr.?", then here's some history for ya: back in the day, Sui was first managed by Kamijo back at his old label, Sherow Artist Society. At that time, Sui was in a little-known band called Metis Gretel. The popular kotekei band was in the label from around 2005/2006 up until their disbandment in 2008. Since then, Sui and Kamijo have had a close relationship, so it's not surprising that Sui has popped up in this label also.


Posts from 2016

Devil Kitty To Release Their 2nd Maxi-Single
Devil Kitty To Release Their 2nd Maxi-Single

At their one-man live on December 21st, Devil Kitty had a lot of big annoucements! Firstly, they announced the release of their new maxi-single, バンギャル最終兵器 (BAND GIRL Saishuu Heiki, which is "Bangya's final weapon" in English. This may be in response to how ROCKSTAR RECORDS was ran since frontman Yuuga has always been extremely vocal about exposing nonsense that goes on in the scene). It would appear that the band is now signed to Planet Child Music as well.







The single will be released on March 15th, 2017. It will come in 2 types: one with a DVD and one with a bonus 3rd track. Furthermore, the band will also start a new tour series called "裏筋とあなたツアー" (Urasuji to Anata TOUR), which I'm pretty sure is an NSFW name.


In addition, the band also revealed a new costume set. Pretty different from the kimono-esque costumes they had last time! (Also, Maijyu looks like Lil Poundcake and I find that hysterical).


Lastly, the band also released their "0th Album" at their last 1-man live. Attendees received this album with the purchase of a premium ticket.



LACK-CO. new visual and releases

Lack-co. has revealed their new look and announced some new releases!


In February, they'll release the maxi-single Mushiiri CHOCOLATE (虫入りチョコレート) in two types (one with bonus track A and PV + offshot, and the other with bonus track B). They'll follow up with maxi-single Nenchakugata CRAZY SALTiri COOKIE (粘着型クレイジーソルト入りクッキー) in March, following the same two type format.


Their celebratory threeman with GRIMOIRE (グリモア) and LIRAIZO, Yuushuutani no Mushitachi (幽囚谷の虫達), will be held on 2017-02-15 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) CLUB PHASE, and their celebratory twoman with Chanty, Metsuboudoku Enkai (滅亡毒宴会), will be held at the same venue on 2017-03-15.


That will be followed up with a oneman tour, SID VICIOUS (シドヴィシャス), beginning on 2017-04-08 at Osaka (大阪) RUIDO, and ending with tour final oneman, NANCY (ナンシー), on 2017-05-20 at Shinjuku (新宿) ReNY.










KARMA=SHENJING new look and release

KARMA=SHENJING continues their limited revival with a new look and new release!


The new CD is a three-track single called Shenjing (神景), and will be sold exclusively at their 2017-02-11 live at club MERCURY. Each copy will include a signed member photograph or unsigned group photograph. Other details (price, tracklist) are TBA.




Arte Macchina to release first CD

Arte Macchina will release their first single!


The CD is called Arte Macchina Ⅰ, and will be sold at their December 16 live at Umeda (梅田) Zeela. (As far as I know, there are no plans for shop sales at this time.) Samples of all three tracks are up, and it sounds--surprisingly--not bad.


The first 50 people to buy it will receive a privilege DVD (contents unknown).







PENTAGON's New Single "CRAZY TRIBE"

Party monsters PENTAGON are releasing a new single this winter entitled CRAZY TRIBE. Thus far, they have only announced that the single will come in 3 types--one with a music video, and two types with an additional 3rd track song.








They've also revealed a new set of costumes as well as a small snippet of their upcoming release.







千吊-chizuru-


千吊-chizuru-




ゆとり


ゆとり




拓-taku-


拓-taku-




眠花-minpha-


眠花-minpha-




篤輝-atsuki-


篤輝-atsuki-


Lilith's new look, second press, and more

Lilith has revealed their new look! Nice, isn't it?


They've also announced that they'll release a second press of their album in January. It lacks the privileges and making-of footage from the first press, but makes up for it by including video from the band's January 2016 oneman.






In other news, vocalist Kyouka (鏡華) has released a cover of Digimon themesong Butter-Fly, originally by Wada Kouji (和田 光司). Meanwhile, bassist Shura (修羅) released a cover of Gokurakujoudo (極楽浄土) by MARiA, who originally rose to popularity via niconico. The whole band is super talented, huh?









The tracklist of the digital version of Lilith's upcoming single has changed somewhat. Now, the title track is being listed as a “Web ver.,” which I assume means it's slightly shorter? However, they've also added two vocalless tracks to the release m/






Guitarist Lin (凛) has been featured on the FRACTAL AUDIO SYSTEMS artist page. He's in good company: MEJIBRAY, GLAY, SUGIZO, baroque, and A9 are also featured.




Finally, I want to mention that I've caught-up the discographies for Lilith and Affective Synergy, so please check those out. I've also found clips of their songs being used for the opening and ending (respectively) of anime Hitori no Shita: THE OUTCASAT (一人之下: THE OUTCAST):







PISARRO: new look, release, member names, oneman, and event

PISARRO held their free oneman live today, and made several important announcements!


First, the band has an awesome new look!



























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Vocalist Koe (虎歪) also changes his name back to KAIRI (カイリ), which is what we knew him as during the SIVA days ;0;~ Similarly, bassist Vian changed his name back to Yume (夢).


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The band also announced their first available-nationwide single, gradation! It will be released in January, in two types (PV version / bonus track version). They've already released the PV via YouTube \m/









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PISARRO's next sponsored event will be the chaotic gallery: picture04 takadanobaba area on 2017-01-16 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA. They'll also hold their first paid oneman live (and KAIRI birthday celebration event), Shajitsuha STRATEGY (写実派ストラテジー), on 2017-05-20 at EDGE IKEBUKURO.


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By the way, at their oneman today, they sold new artist photosets, an original passcase, and original cheki holder. (That's in addition to the two live-limited singles that were available.)


ex-Clearveil new band "ORCALADE" has formed + 1st mini-album, "Espada"

A new band, ORCALADE has formed, and it involves some notable visual veterans!


Lineup:


  • Vo.HIRO (ex-EAT YOU ALIVE)
  • Gu.NOZOMI (希) (ex-ClearVeil, carat)
  • Gu.TAKAKI (貴樹) (ex-ASS'n'ARRow, DEATHGAZE, etc.)
  • Dr.YUIZE (ゆいぜ) (ex-ASS'n'ARRow, ClearVeil (support))
  • Support ba.HISAYOSHI (ex-ClearVeil)

They will hold their first live on January 15, 2017, and will release their first mini-album, "Espada" on February 22. The EP will also be sold in advance at their live on February 19.




AVANCHICK new look, album details, and more

AVANCHICK has revealed their new artist photos and the covers/tracklist for their upcoming album.































More details of their oneman tour, Ashita moshi Sekai ga Owatte mo (明日もし世界が終わっても), have been announced:


  • 10/05 Sendai space Zero - acoustic live
  • 10/06 Aomori SUNSHINE - Kagari-moderated talk
  • 10/08 SUSUKINO 810 - mini-live
  • 10/09 SUSUKINO 810 - Gekidan Otakeza live
  • 10/12 Nagano LIVE HOUSE J - acoustic live
  • 10/13 Shizuoka Sunash - Gekidan Otakeza live
  • 10/17 Niigata GOLDEN PIGS BLACK STAGE - acoustic live
  • 10/18 Kanazawa AZ - part-change live
  • 10/22 Kumamoto Django - Gekidan Otakeza live
  • 10/23 Fukuoka graf - acoustic live
  • 10/24 Hiroshima Cave-Be - REI-moderated talk
  • 10/26 Okayama CRAZYMAMA2ndRoom - part-change live
  • 10/27 Kagawa GET HALL - Hyu-ga-moderated talk
  • 10/30 Urawa NARCISS - part-change Halloween live
  • 11/05 Kashiwa ThumbUp - Otake-moderated talk
  • 11/06 Mito SONIC - Gekidan Otakeza live
  • 11/07 Koriyama CLUB#9 - part-change live


Gekidan Otakeza sponsored event Aki no Yuuutsu (秋の憂鬱) will be held on 2016-11-19 at Shinjuku (新宿) club SCIENCE. Otakeza will perform, as will AVANCHICK as a special guest.


Furthermore, AVANCHICK will hold their sponsored event tour, Shinshun Otakeza TOUR (新春おたけ座ツアー), in January 2017. At the moment, it appears that only AVANCHICK will perform at those dates, despite “Otakeza” being in the tour title.


To be completely honestly, I'm pretty confused about the whole Otakeza thing... Sometimes it seems to be a CindyKate session, sometimes an AVANCHICK alter-ego, and sometimes just an event name. And sometimes it's just Otakeza (おたけ座), while other times it's Gekidan Otakeza (劇団おたけ座). If someone can shed light on this, please do, lol.




The second press of AVANCHICK's IDOL single is now available for pre-order from Chaotic Harmony. Each copy will be signed by all members and will be further personalized with your name. Each copy also includes an artist photo, again signed by all members.


LACK-CO. full PV uploaded

As promised, Lack-co. has uploaded the full PV for their song Iro Megane Shikisai Kaimu, since they were retweeted over 1,000 times.







What do you think?


THE BLACK SWAN new image and 「PERSONA」 clip

THE BLACK SWAN has revealed their new artist image and PV clip! They've also announced the full details for both types of their upcoming single, PERSONA.



















I think the clip looks and sounds great! And, importantly, it sounds a bit different from their other songs, lol


LACK-CO. lineup revealed

The homepage countdown has concluded, and more details on SAN's newest band Lack-co. has been revealed!


First up, the lineup:


  • Vo.てんてん (Tenten) (ex-My Bacterial Heat Island)
  • Gu.SAN (ex-Black Gene For the Next Scene, NEGA, etc.)
  • Gu.milk (ex-Doak, D.I.D. (as Satoshi))
  • Ba.Ivy (ex-Moran)
  • Dr.higiri (ex-Black Gene For the Next Scene (support))

They've also released a teaser for a new song, Iromegane shikisai kaimu (『色眼鏡 色彩皆無』), which you can check out below.






If their tweet reaches 1000 retweets, then the band will release the full version. As of this posting, it looks like they're almost there~


Speaking of which, the song will be included in their first mini-album, Ayashi Megane-yasan (『怪しい眼鏡屋さん』)! The EP will come in three editions: limited edition will include the full PV and offshot, and will be released on October 1, and types A & B (regular editions) will each include a unique bonus track, and will be released later on November 9.


Lack-co. will hold their first 150-attendant limited demo live at Live House Sugamo Shishiou on November 3, followed by a sponsored-event tour at Osaka RUIDO on November 25, and the start of their first oneman tour on November 26.








THE BLACK SWAN new look revealed

THE BLACK SWAN has been revealing each members' new looks over the past week, and, today, they finally revealed the band's new group shot.

























Not my fav, but I appreciate the effort, lol. What do you think?


Affective Synergy new members and single

Affective Synergy (the solo project of ex-brodiaea and Lilith guitarist 凛-Lin-) has unveiled their new activity!


The project will officially restart activities with mysterious new vocalist 蒼-Ao-, ex-brodiaea bassist 真央-Mahiro-, and a unspecified fourth member.


The fourth member (Mr. Cloak) seems to be ex-FANG drummer Takumi (たくみ), who is currently in Visual Lab (ヴィジラボ), but I suppose he'll stay as an unnamed support member.


I'm not sure who vocalist Ao is tho... Actually, he looks like Yuu+ (悠+) (ex-ZODIA ~ Ultimate Sonic), who has been acting as support vocalist lately. Officially, he'll step down as support vocalist on 2016-09-16, but maybe that's just a cover? Please check out the photo of him (third from left) and give your opinion!




Affective Synergy will release their new single DAZE in October, and will hold two sponsored lives to celebrate.




ARLEQUIN New Single

ARLEQUIN announced that they will be releasing a new single in November. The single will come in two types, one with a PV DVD and one with an additional third track.


Other details have not been announced, but you can keep an eye out for updates here:






In addition, the band has revealed some new costumes: they have a stark lack of contrast that their usual photo shoots tend to be edited with, but for some reason I think that's kind of refreshing. The band will also be making an appearance on the cover of August's Cure magazine, where I'm sure more details will be revealed.




Cure


Cure


PISARRO's first PV, 「Frame」
PISARRO have finally released their first PV! However, it's not for either one of their newest singles, but for an older release...

Despite having been released back in April as part of a series of consecutive one-coin CD releases, Frame now has its own PV. Check it out below!

MARCO new live-limited single, 「Haitoku to Lingerie」
More details have been revealed for Marco's latest distributed release!

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

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

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




chariots 「Kisai」 preview up
chariots has uploaded a preview of the PV for their upcoming single, Kisai (忌際).


GIGAMOUS releases, lives, and HEISEI ISHIN memorial
Lots of GIGA news today, in the wake of GIGAMOUS' tour final! New releases and lives... and more HEISEI ISHIN memorial lives!

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GIGAMOUS will hold a twoman with Mix Speaker's,Inc., Giga Mix, on 2016-11-26 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA.

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A two-part memorial live to deceased HEISEI ISHIN vocalist, Taku (拓), will be held. Heisei revolution party 2016 (平成revolution party 2016) 【Osakahen】 (【大阪編】) and 【Tokyohen】 (【東京編】) will be held on 2016-12-09 at OSAKA amHALL and 2016-12-13 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA, respectively. Details TBA, but I'm so glad that this tradition is being continued! R.I.P Taku 💔

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GIGAMOUS vocalist Shiki (式) will hold his birthday oneman, Shiki Seitansai (式聖誕祭), on 2016-12-01 at Shibuya (渋谷) REX. Details TBA.

GIGAMOUS vocalist Shiki (式) will also embark on a solo tour (he previously acted as a solo artist before joining the band). Tabidori (旅鳥) will start on 2016-08-18 in Tokyo (東京). Details TBA. (I wonder if he'll have a release too 🤔)

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GIGAMOUS has revealed their new artist photo! Check it out above. (I love it!)

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The band will release their mini-album GIGAGAIN on 2016-09-07, to commemorate their 3rd anniversary! It contains re-recordings of previously-released singles, plus at least one new song. (My prediction is 4 old songs + 1 new? What do you think?)

The band will also release their 8th single (details TBA) on 2016-11-09, also in commemoration of their 3rd anniversary.

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Their 3rd anniversary celebration tour, GIGA PARTY ROCK SHOW!!!!, will commence on 2016-09-14 at Sapporo (札幌) Spiritual Lounge.

They'll also have a special event, 3shuunen ONEMAN Chokuzen Giganeko Kekkishuukai (3周年ワンマン直前戯画猫決起集会), at Shibuya (渋谷) RUIDO K2.

Finally, their tour final oneman(?), GIGAMOUS 3shuunen & seiya Seitansai (ギガマウス3周年&seiya誠誕祭), will be held on 2016-10-10 at Tokyo (東京) Kinema Club (東京キネマ倶楽部).



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

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

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

LIN web shop adds a few items
The LIN official web shop has added some new items.

Three sets of offshot/backstage photos are now available for 3,456 yen each. Not very exciting, if you ask me ;0;

Also, just a reminder: please let me know if you'd like to join my LIN web shop order. I'll be paying service fees and shipping costs (from Japan to USA), and you'll get rips of both privileges (last live DVD and second demo CD).
Arte Macchina's upcoming PV
Looks like Arte Macchina is in the process of making their first PV for an upcoming release! Details have not been announced yet, but at least it looks like they're finally releasing something (which may or may not be live-limited). Check out exclusive shots provided by the owner of the warehouse here. The band has also released a comment video, which also shows the PV in progress.


Also, it seems that their website is down, as a 403 forbidden page pops up...their social media accounts, however, are still active.
MARCO - Amaji PV + more!
With only weeks to go before the release of their latest single, Amaji, Marco have released the song's full PV! (The PV will be included in the TYPE A edition)



Also, as mentioned here, the band will also hold a twoman live with Shinotsuke Ame, where their latest live-limited single, Sono yami ni ame ari will be sold. The band has since clarified that this single is not a song, but a narration of Rei's first short story of the same name. The single will be sold along with its own book to each person, as copies are limited. In addition to that, there will be collaboration cheki featuring both bands distributed at the live.

Also, Marco appeared on guitarist Akira's podcast, which can be viewed at the label's Youtube channel.




MARCO 2 concept singles + Amaji previews
Marco have released not only the preview for their latest single, Amaji, but also samples of the two other singles in the "rain trilogy" that were previously announced. (The cover art for both types of Amaji has also been revealed.)


Although Amesansan was released not too long ago, Sono yami ni ame ari (which seems to be just Rei talking, judging from the preview???) will be out next week, and both singles are live-limited. We have yet to see the full PV for Amaji though, assuming that they will release it just as they did so for their previous single.
chariots - Senkou preview, details, + new photo
chariots have revealed more details on their newest live-limited single, Senkou, and their new(ish) band pic has been revealed!

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

ペンタゴン New Single and 2 Live DVDs
Pentagon have announced the release of several new items: a new single, entitled "ポップコーンモンスター(POPCORN MONSTER)" on June 1st, and two live DVDs named "2015.11.22 「眠≠罪」@AKASAKA BLITZ & 2015.05.30 「密室」@TSUTAYA O-WEST" and "2016.03.20 「ゴーストバスターズ」@中野サンプラザ," respectively. Along with this news came a new photoshoot of their zany costumes and a small preview of what their new song will sound like. Once again, they've tried to fool everyone into thinking they've turned into a pop-rock band.



POPCORN MONSTER will be released in 3 types: type-A will be 2 tracks and pv / offshoot DVD, and types B+C will be 3 tracks, each containing a unique third song. Type A will cost 1,944 yen, and types B and C will both cost 1,620 yen.

Both DVDs will contain two discs, presumably one for each show featured in their titles.




Devil Kitty's New Single "夢幻回帰"
Devil Kitty are releasing their first single entitled "夢幻回帰" (Mugen Kaiki) on May 18th. The single has two tracks and will only cost 540 yen. The band has described the first track to be melancholic and the latter to be "rampage metal (lit: 暴れメタルナンバー)," so it looks like this little single is going to have some diversity.

In addition to their new costumes, as shown above, the band is also embarking on a fairly extensive free one-man tour. From the bits and pieces I could understand from their article on Visunavi, it seemed like they were disappointed that some fans couldn't afford to see them all the time, so making their shows free is an effort to reach out to others who might not have been able to see them otherwise. I guess Yuuga's getting soft in his old age ;)

Full details about their tour, as well as an interview with the band can be read in native Japanese here.
chariots - togetoga PV + new live-limited single
With the announcement of a new PV and a new (distributed ;w;) single, chariots is already off to an exciting start!

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

They've also announced a new single, Senkou (閃光), which will be distributed at their presents live, "more glitch reception vol.1" at Ikebukuro EDGE on April 15. The single is said to have two songs, but no further details have been announced yet. Attendees at the live will also receive a distributed booklet if they present their copy of Togetoga.
THE BLACK SWAN: album, oneman, look, OHP, & JIN quits Twitter
THE BLACK SWAN has revealed their new artist image. (The “wedding dress” look was for promotional purposes only, and the new image shows the costumes that they actually wear on stage.)

They've also renewed their OHP (theblackswan.jp) and their official Twitter account (@THEBLACKSWANofc). Right now, those who follow the account and RT this tweet can win 1 of 5 copies of OUSIA -dispersed-! It seems that Terakoya staff have taken over in full force~

On that note: vocalist JIN (儿) has suddenly quit Twitter. His reasons are unknown (some speculate that it was due to harassment), but he says that he'll occasionally Tweet through the band's official Twitter, and will continue to update his blog. We love you, JIN!

Thanks to the OHP update, we now know that OUSIA will contain 12 tracks (+ 2 additional tracks on the B TYPE). So my guess is that it has all 10 tracks from the live-distributed version, plus 2 new songs. Hopefully they're actual songs and not just SE tracks♪ I guess it will be a while before we know for sure, but in the mean time, you can check out the cover art: TYPE A, TYPE B.

Finally a few details about their 2016-06-03 oneman, OUSIA: a special project related to the album will be held there, and an unspecified present will be freely distributed to attendees... I wonder what it is!
http://weloveucp.com/lives/213/
LIN × ZEAL LINK special fair
LIN will hold a special fair at the Osaka (大阪) branch of ZEAL LINK from 2016-02-20 through 2016-03-21!


  1. LIN releases (first and second period) will be sold at the store. Those who spend 3,000 yen on eligible items will receive a 10-piece group-shot photoset (chronicling all of the band's looks over both periods).
  2. Official goods will be sold at the store. Presumably these are goods that haven't been widely available before, but details are TBA.
  3. The Dedicate to Graveyard era costumes will be displayed at Osaka (大阪) ZEAL LINK for the duration of the fair. Photographs are allowed.
  4. A special LIN display, signed by the members, will be erected. Live and PV footage will be played beneath it.
  5. Those who spend 3,000 yen will also be allowed to attend a 2016-03-19 instore event, at which they will have a cheki taken with the entire band.

SUI and MIZALY oneman setlist
Just yesterday, SUI and MIZALY of LIN held a "tribute oneman" where they performed fan-requested songs of LIN, Megaromania, and Metis Gretel with their session band, 10TH REINCARNATION, at Ikebukuro CYBER. Here's what the fans requested:

1.God of Megaromania-純血ノ刻印(junketsu no kokuin)- (Megaromania)
2.Cardinal Sin (Megaromania)
3.混血(konketsu) (Metis Gretel)
4.Forbidden (凛(lin))
5.Wail of crested (Megaromania)
6.夢籠(yumekago)~Tragic Cinderella~ (Metis Gretel)
7.Sincerely (凛(lin))
8.AURORA-destinies of world- (Megaromania)
9.Sacred Xanadu (凛(lin))
10.MASK (Metis Gretel)
11.Sabbath (Megaromania)

As for their costumes, SUI chose his costume from AURORA -destinies of world-, while MIZALY went with his God of Megaromania look. (compare the top image with this one)
AVANCHICK 5th single, 4th oneman, & announcement
AVANCHICK has revealed their new look (it's really good, huh?) and announced their new single, Tanin no Fukou ha Mitsu no Aji (他人の不幸は蜜の味), to be released on 2016-03-30!

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


Their 4th oneman live, Jinsei GAME (人生ゲーム), will be held at TSUTAYA O-WEST on 2016-07-08, at which they'll make an important announcement. I hope it's something good, like an album D:
http://weloveucp.com/lives/203/
GIGAMOUS new look and full album
GIGAMOUS finished their 500-person-limited oneman today, and announced their national tour and first full album!

The band's album, Super Strong Magnets, will be released on 2016-05-18, but all other details are TBA.

Drummer RAI (ライ) birthday event, Dai 2 kai! ANIME COSPLAY Matsuridzai! (第2回!アニメコスプレ祭りぢゃい!, will be held on 2016-03-05 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE; and guitarist YUKKIE (ユッキー) birthday event, Hana yori BAND ~Haru no YUKKIEsan Matsuri~ (花よりバンド~春のユッキーさん祭~), will be held on 2016-04-03 at HOLIDAY NEXT NAGOYA.

Afterward, their national tour, Haihinkaishuu ~Hikiyoserarete~ (廃品回収~引き寄せられて~), will commence on 2016-05-21 at Fukuoka (福岡) DRUM SON.

By the way, only 432 people appeared at their 500-person-limited oneman today :(
ARLEQUIN × PENTAGON photo for GOEMON tour
GOEMON RECORDS has presented the official group photo of ARLEQUIN and PENTAGON for its upcoming label tour, Daimyougyouretsu 2016 (大名行列2016).

  • 2016-05-05 ebisu (恵比寿) LIQUIDROOM
  • 2016-05-07 Kanazawa (金沢) AZ
  • 2016-05-08 Niigata (新潟) GOLDEN PIGS RED STAGE
  • 2016-05-10 Sendai (仙台) MACANA
  • 2016-05-14 Hiroshima (広島) SECOND CRUTCH
  • 2016-05-15 Fukuoka (福岡) Drum Be-1
  • 2016-05-17 Okayama (岡山) IMAGE
  • 2016-05-21 Kashiwa (柏) PALOOZA
  • 2016-05-22 Urawa (浦和) Narciss
  • 2016-05-25 Yokohama (横浜) BAYSIS
  • 2016-05-28 Umeda (梅田) CLUB QUATTRO
  • 2016-05-29 Nagoya (名古屋) ElectricLadyLand
Terakoya (THE BLACK SWAN) label tour
Terakoya (the new label of THE BLACK SWAN) will hold its 10 year anniversary event tour, Hyakka Ryouran ~Extravaganza for second bloom~ (百花繚乱 ~Extravaganza for second bloom~), beginning on 2016-04-24.

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THE BLACK SWAN new image and RUVISH preview
THE BLACK SWAN revealed their new artist image and a preview of their RUVISH PV.


Posts from 2015

Paranoid≠circuS first mini-album
Paranoid≠circuS first mini-album

Paranoid≠circuS has announced the release of their first mini-album, DREAM BOXX, on 2016-03-27. Details TBA.

They also have a new look. You can see a preview above, but the professional photos haven't been released yet.
THE BLACK SWAN 「THE HOPELESS」 PV new version


As implied, it's a censored version of the original PV. The band took down the original version (which is still available with the physical copies of THE HOPELESS) at the request of one of the models involved, and uploaded this censored version instead. To be honest, this version has a mysterious air about it that's almost as cool as the original! Check it:



Also, some lovely person called Maki Selene Niineko uploaded THE BLACK SWAN's television appearance on TBS, in which they talk about drummer LEN and his cat Kotetsu. It's pretty cute (though a little long and overly saccharine), and even features a few seconds of live and backstage footage!


Black Gene's Ice starts solo project + major debut?!
Black Gene for the Next Scene's time together may be ticking away, but that doesn't mean vocalist Ice plans to stop music soon. Rather, he's going solo.

Not long after it was suddenly announced that Ice joined the talent agency, UNION ENTERTAINMENT, he's also begun a new solo project (to no one's surprise). Not only is he doing that, he's also recruiting support members (guitar/bass/drums/keyboard), and is even set for a major debut. Along with his band, Ice will perform solo for the first time on the TOKYO MIX program, "Deep J Room".

No word on when exactly he will debut, but recruitment ends on January 31, 2016. For more information about Ice's project, go here.
“the end of corruption world” details emerge
More details of LIN's memorial best box, the end of corruption world, have been revealed.

The set will cost 10,000 yen (before tax), and will include 2 CDs + 1 DVD (I think―one site mentions 2 CDs, but another only says “CD”...).

The CDs contain 26 tracks total, from first and second period LIN. The tracks will be “remastered,” except for the newly recorded World In Flames ~Eternal Sleep~. The DVD will contain 60 minutes of footage, each, from the last lives of first and second period LIN. That means no full, uncut DVD of LIN's last live :(

The release will also include a 24 page booklet. Previously, they announced it would include 1 random signed trading sticker, of 6 possible―this has changed to an unsigned trading postcard, of 12 possible.

By the way, the band did photography for their last look today (the costumes that you saw during the activity pause live). They should be up soon.
Rayka's fashion brand website open
ex-REALies vocalist Rayka has opened the official website for his fashion brand, MYWAY., which was founded earlier this year. The shop will begin accepting orders on December 1st.
Some comments about LIN's last live
LIN held their last live before pausing activities, Dedicate to Graveyard ~Everlasting Wish~, at Shinjuku BLAZE today. Here are some random comments about the live, mostly gathered by trolling Twitter:

(Entry image credit to @nt_hrgrski_'s tweet.)


  • First of all, judging from the pictures of guest passes, every bandman within a 10 block radius was there, lol.
  • Opinions are seemingly unanimous that the live was really good, and KISAKI gave an especially exciting performance.
  • All mentions of the new costumes have been really positive, calling them “really cool,” “kote visual,” et cetera. I've found a few pictures, but they don't give a great glimpse of the costumes, unfortunately. See here, here, and here.
    (Tbh, they look like basic, black, suit-like/military-ish outfits to me? I wonder if we'll see official photos...?)
  • I may be mistaken about the details, but it seems that anyone with a guest pass also received a paper with KISAKI's last message. (Or, it was printed on the back of their flyer. I'm not sure tbh.) See here.
  • There were a few bouquets: See this tweet.
  • Seems that they distributed a memorial postcard to attendees? Not sure if it was exclusive to this live or the last tour. See this tweet.
  • I've only seen a partial setlist so far. Please comment if you know more! 2015-11-24 Edit: found the full setlist.

       SE -Cold Sabbat-
     1 Rin (凛)
     2 Metamorphose
     3 Silent To My Pain
     4 Forbidden
       MC
     5 Monochrome -vanished ray-
     6 Cross Pageant
     7 Persecution Complex
     8 Chaotic Resistance
       SE -Memento-Mori~Scene Of Curtain Fall...~-
     9 Misery is Nothing
    10 Missing Melody
       MC
    11 Sincerely
    12 Call Back
    13 The Psalms and Lamentations
       SMC
    14 Nightmarish...
    15 Sacred Xanadu
    16 Schwarz Vrain
       ENCORE
    17 Dedicate to Graveyard
    18 Foolish
       SE -World in Flames-

  • 2015-11-24 Edit: KISAKI posted a picture of the band's last costumes.


And that's about it... SUI & MIZALY have already announced another live, but no word on activities of anyone else. I hope KISAKI comes back soon ;(
LIN's last costumes
Just a quick note...

KISAKI has mentioned that, today, LIN's new (final?) costumes arrived. It seems that they were produced by ID-JAPAN once again. And as I mentioned on Twitter, they will debut at the band's “last live” on 2015-11-22. (So strange, huh?)

LIN will also have different SE for their final live.

(Accompanying picture is a doll that decorates the ID-JAPAN offices. It wears a Kami [神 / God / KISAKI nickname] band from Phantasmagoria days!)
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM new image and single
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM have revealed their new image (BUCK-TICK inspired again, huh?). They will release their new single in January 2016 (tentative); other details TBA.
GIGAMOUS: new look, new single “Chouou”, and oneman lives
GIGAMOUS revealed their new Egypt-inspired look today, and announced their next single, Chouou (頂王).

The band also announced their free oneman tour, GOLD RUSH TOUR 2015~Muryou daYO! Zenin Shuugou!, which will be held throughout November, and their 500-person-limited oneman, GIGAren 4 ~Kaishin no Shigeki~. Check their biography for full information.
Devil Kitty New Look
Adding to the trend of new pictures, Devil Kitty has also revealed their new look on Twitter! Unfortunately, they haven't announced any plans for releasing a CD, but they do have one of their live performances posted to Youtube (which seems to be mostly them covering GOKIBURI songs).



Here is the new group shot, followed by individual headshots:










Shape Shifter New Look Revealed + New Single
Earlier on Twitter, Shape Shifter revealed not one, but TWO new artist pictures!





Additionally, the band also announced the release of their first single, "Raimei" (雷鳴). This single will be distributed through DUAL CORE SOUND ENTERPRISE's webshop on October 14th, but no other details about the single have been disclosed. There is also a chance to purchase the CD early by getting it at their show on September 30th, at Shibuya Club Asia.
Dead Children unveils 'Black Lily' PV + new member
Dead Children has revealed their newest PV! Black Lily will be featured on their first mini-album, Haunted Vox.

(it also seems that they have a new look that's yet to be revealed! Cain is giving me Misery vibes right now~)
Support drummer 64 (rosshii) has also officially joined the band, now known as 栄翔 (eight).

PENTAGON new single samples
PENTAGON has uploaded samples for all songs from their upcoming single, Hijiki to KARAAGE (ひじきとカラアゲ). Also check out the full TETSU KIZU (テツキズ) PV and Jesus phobia PV preview, which were previously posted.




PENTAGON releases full TETSUKIZU PV
PENTAGON has released the full PV to their song TETSUKIZU (テツキズ).

Some parts of the song drag a bit, IMO, but the PV is really well done.


AVANCHICK new maxi-single details revealed
AVANCHICK will release their new maxi-single, Jibaku (自縛), in three types on 2015-10-28.

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

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


Rayka (REALies) new t-shirt
REALies vocalist Rayka will release a new t-shirt from his fashion brand, MY WAY, on 2015-08-07~08.

The front says “neo grunge is FACT(FUCK)”, and the back has a quote from Kurt Cobain's suicide note (Cobain seems to be a personal hero for Rayka). The unisex shirt will cost 3,500 yen and comes in only one (extra large) size.
PENTAGON 「Hijiki to KARAAGE」 details + new look
“We tricked everyone into thinking that PENTAGON had changed routes to a POP band, lol”

That was tweeted by GOEMON RECORDS as the label revealed PENTAGON's new look, and details of their upcoming single. When the CD was announced in June, the band was sporting a decidedly poppy look, so it's nice to see that they're not going down the no-visuals road. At least for now ;)

PENTAGON's new look


Anyway, the band's new release, Hijiki to KARAAGE, is a double A-side single. They explain that “Hijiki” = “beauty/aesthetic style” and applies to the song Jesus Phobia; and “KARAAGE” = “happy style” and applies to TETSUKIZU. Five types will be released (one for each member). All five contain the two main songs, plus an additional song (except for the A type, which contains a DVD with two PVs instead). Check the PENTAGON discography section for full information and high-res cover art!
LIN 「Dedicate to Graveyard」 PV spot
LIN has uploaded a PV preview for their upcoming (and last, before pausing activities) single, 「Dedicate to Graveyard」. It sounds great, and the PV looks really good! (By the way, I wonder if/when/how they'll release the full PV...) You can check out the clip below and and preorder the single here.


GLARD new visual, member, and single
GLARD has recruited a new drummer, Sunny, and revealed their new look! It seems that they'll be going in a more visual direction🎶 The band, which will revive on 2015-07-13, has also announced their new single: [Invisible] will be released at their lives starting on the 16th. Check the preview below―what do you think of the new GLARD?


LIN will be on (another) hiatus after November + last single in September
LIN has announced at their 6/24 live at Umeda ZEELA that they will be on hiatus after their live at Shinjuku Blaze on November 22...before then, they've also announced a new single for September and revealed their last look.

I'm not surprised, but I'm still kinda pissed. What do you guys think?

http://weloveucp.com/lives/42/
PENTAGON new singles and PEN COLLE part two 「TETSUKIZU」 plan
PENTAGON will release their new single, Hijiki to KARAAGE (ひじきとカラアゲ), on 2015-09-02 in 5 types (one for each members). Further details TBA. The band has also announced details of their special program: TETSUKIZU Matsuri (テツキズ祭).




  • The band gives an explanation about TETSUKIZU―鉄絆, it means “iron bonds”―but it's super-typical BS about the ~unbreakable bonds~ between fans and band members, friends and family, etc.
  • PENTAGON will collaborate with NICO Visu (ニコびじゅ), the visual kei branch of video service NICO NICO:

    On 2015-08-25, the band will hold their “research recital” (live), PENTAGON no Jiyuukenkyuu Happyoukai (ペンタゴンの自由研究発表会), at Ikebukuro (池袋) P'PARCO. Tickets are 3,000 yen and will be distributed randomly to those who form an orderly line at the venue on the day of the concert. After the show, attendees will be allowed to take a photo with the band, and will also receive a signed photo as a present.

    On the same day, at 16:00 JST, PENTAGON will appear on NICO Visu, streaming worldwide. I assume this is just a talk session
  • Later that day, the band will hold their live, TETSUKIZU Matsuri ~Oretachi no Tetsukizu~ (テツキズ祭~俺たちの鉄絆~), at Toshima Koukaidou (豊島公会堂).
  • After the success of the PENTAGON-designed parka, the band has announced their t-shirts and sailor shirts. The shirts will be sold at the web shop from 2015-06-15 through 2015-06-20. And of course, fans attending the TETSUKIZU activities are encouraged to wear them!
  • The new single will be pre-sold at Toshima Koukaidou and the nearby Like an Edison, on 2015-08-25. Those who purchase 3 types on that day will receive a privilege DVD with two live recordings from the band's first oneman. Those who purchase all 5 types will receive a DVD with the same two live recordings plus a third live recording.
Sherella new artist photo
Sherella has revealed their new artist photo. They look great, don't they?
ALVION first single and new look
ALVION has revealed their latest artist photo and announced their first single, FORBIDDEN UNDER GROUND, which will be released on 2015-07-22. The band has also announced their sponsored event, Fatalistic Permission. By the way, ALVION has a new official Twitter account: @official_alvion.

http://weloveucp.com/lives/71/
GIGAMOUS name change, new photo, and new release
After recently leaving their label, GIGAMOUS has finally announced their next step! First, the band has changed the spelling of its name to katakana: ギガマウス (still pronounced GIGAMOUS). They've also revealed their new look (above), and have tentatively announced a new single to be released on 2015-07-22 (further details TBA).

Check their artist page for more info!
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM new image and single
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM have revealed their new artist photo today―the first with new bassist KOZI (ex-Suicide Ali). The band will release their new single in May of this year, but details have yet to be announced.
FUTURISM・BOYZ new photo
FUTURISM・BOYZ has revealed their first official photography since the joining of new vocalist shall (ex-Vior gloire). Check it out, above! You can see their older photos at their biography section.
Paranoid≠circuS new artist images
Paranoid≠circuS has revealed their awesome new artist images! Check the rest out at their profile page.
CARAT disbanding
CARAT has announced that they will be disbanding. Their last oneman tour, Fuugetsu Muhen (風月無辺), will start on 2015-03-08, and their oneman tour final/last live, Shuuen ~SAKURA ITSUKA~ (終宴~サクライツカ~), will be held on 2015-04-03.

No reason for the disbandment is given, aside from “repeated discussions with the label (Sound Addict Laboratory)”.

Posts from 2014

the:Ø new look, single and web shop open
the:Ø new look, single and web shop open

the:Ø will release their first single, distance, on 2014-10-25. Those who purchase it at lives will receive a ticket to a free live and an offshot photo. Furthermore, the band's official web shop will open on 2014-10-01―those who spend 3,000 yen (including the single) will receive a one-of-a-kind message DVD from their chosen member! (Fret not: the CD will be available in normal shops as well.)
THE BLACK SWAN PV sample, 1st oneman, and distributed CD
THE BLACK SWAN has posted a PV sample from their upcoming single, THE HOPELESS. It sounds really great! They also announced their first oneman and distributed CD(?).



Their oneman will be on 2015-01-04 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE. It's called...: THE HOPELESS WORLD ~Kingashinnen, Sukuisama no nai Sekai ni Nageku, Skuisama no nai Subete no 「Kimi」he~ (THE HOPELESS WORLD ~禁賀新年、救い様の無い世界に嘆く、救い様の無い全ての「君」へ~)

Those who attend will receive the band's freely distributed Nazo no Enban (謎の円盤) (“mysterious disc”) in TYPE-T, B, or S. (Which type each customer gets is completely random.) I'm not sure if the disc contains a song, a comment, a video, or...
Lilith new look and Halloween live
Lilith have debuted their new look, above. They've also announced their participation in the 2014-11-01 event, Halloween Party, featuring NIGHTMARE, MEJIBRAY, and Royz!
REALies samples and 7-day restrospective
REALies will hold their 7-day retrospective event series, at which they'll perform a different period of their history at each live (complete with costumes from that period). The band has also uploaded PV previews for their upcoming singles:





GOEMON RECORDS Presents EDGE 7 DAYS


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

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

  2. Re:Stund UP!!NuAGE

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

  3. Re:REAL [A] GaINST

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

  4. Re:NEXT⇒together!

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

  5. Up To LEVEL

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

  6. Re:Mada Owaranee。 (Re:まだ終わらねぇ。)

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

  7. Heat Heart History

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


Lucifer's underground first official photography
Lucifer's underground—ex-hurts vocalist HINA's latest ongoing session project which features ex-Cu[be] members—has taken their first official photography. Check it out above.

ARLEQUIN × Grieva photoshoot
pia has posted a collaborative photoshoot with the vocalists of Grieva (グリーヴァ) and ARLEQUIN. The original article is here, but I've posted the full-res pictures below:

1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17

FOODED SEAL new look and first release?
FOODED SEAL announced their new lineup the other day. Now, they've released their official group photo (above), changed their logo, and opened their new OHP (.net instead of .com).

They've also mentioned that they'll distribute a CD with unspecified contents at Masami's birthday event. Not sure if it's a song or what...

Oh, and by the way: ex-FOODED SEAL guy Sayuki joined ViV.

Artist page OHP
ARLEQUIN's media push with DAM
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) have started a collaboration with karaoke service DAM:
  • Hakaana will be available for karaoke beginning on 2014-08-05.
  • Shots from their PV will be used as DAM screensaver beginning on 2014-08-19.
  • DAM CHANNEL will play ARLEQUIN's 15 second spot every 30 minutes from 2014-08-05.
  • They will be featured on DAM's express magazine August edition.
  • Their 15 second spot will play on giant outdoor city television screens from 2014-08-28 ~ 2014-08-31.
  • Their full Hakaana PV will play in the lobby of BIG ECHO karaoke stores nationwide (once per hour) from 2014-08-28 ~ 2014-08-31.

Also, ARLEQUIN has a large interview feature in Stuppy Vol.2.
REALies dual costume exhibition
In celebration of their upcoming single, REALies will hold their costume exhibitions at two little HEARTS. locations from 2014-09-02 through 2014-09-08. Drama costumes will be at the Shinjuku location, while Irohauta costumes will be at the Sendai location.

By the way, it seems that this single was mixed by some dude named Tom (@tom106zany), who also mixed songs for SuG and D=OUT (ダウト) before...!
KISAKI's fracture
KISAKI fractured his foot at a recent LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) live, and it will take about a 1½ months to heal. LIN will be very busy lately, but it seems that KISAKI plans to push through the pain.


By the way, KISAKI also mentioned that LIN are doing photography for something today.
REALies double-A-side single
REALies has announced their new “2 lead” (double-A-side) single, HEARTS/CINEMA SYNDROME (HEARTS/シネマシンドローム). They've also revealed their two(!) new looks.

The new single will be released in three types: all will feature the two title tracks, plus a different third bonus track. The first two types will further feature a PV for one of the title tracks.

As for their two looks: IMO it's their best AND worst look yet! The colorful look seems to be for the CINEMA SYNDROME side, and it's super cool. The HEARTS look is rather plain, and too “let's go major” -smelling to me, but at least they wear it well ;).


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



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

Each time 3 stamps is reached, the fan will receive a Maria PV SPOT DVD featuring their chosen band member. All 5 members' spots can be collected.
FOODED SEAL working toward revival
FOODED SEAL new guitarist MaNa has opened his Twitter (@gt_arrow), and has mentioned that this is his first visual band! Luckily, he seems to be enjoying it so far.

At any rate, FOODED SEAL has completed fitting of their new costumes and will shoot photography for the costumes any day now. The new photos will be revealed on August 3rd, and the band will hold their sponsored event on August 18th.

Can't wait to see who the new members are!
the:Ø first photo and samples
the:Ø have revealed their first look and samples of their first songs!! All songs were composed by SAN... ...so why do they suck?!?! IMO they're surprisingly basic for such great musicians. But what do you think?


ARLEQUIN new look, release, and O-WEST oneman!
Lots of good news from ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) today: their 2nd oneman is officially sold out, so they've announced their next one at O-WEST! They've also formally announced their next single, Hakaana (墓穴). Finally, they've revealed their really cool new look (above).

Third maxi-single Hakaana will be released on 2014-07-30 in three types: both with the title track and Apotosis; A with PV DVD, B with live DVD, and C with bonus track.

Continuing their tradition of collaborating with Like an Edison, each member of ARLEQUIN will produce his own "grave” at Like an Edison stores. Tickets to visit members' graves will be awarded to those who purchase all three types. Those who purchase any type will be rewarded with one random DVD privilege (of 5 possible) with footage of a member's challenge to himself.

The new oneman details are unchanged from what I posted here.
REALies sponsored events and costume exhibition
REALies has announced a September sponsored event tour called REVIVE YOUR HEARTS. Additionally, ZEALLINK Shinjuku and Sendai will have an exhibition of REALies' SETSUNA CANDLE (セツナキャンドル) costumes from 2014-06-03~08 and 2014-06-11~16, respectively.

REALies Tokyo Nagoya Osaka sponsored event tour REVIVE YOUR HEARTS

2014-09-13 at OSAKA MUSE
REALies / ARLEQUIN / LEZARD / xTRiPx / LOUD GRAPE / RevleZ

2014-09-14 at Nagoya (名古屋) ell.FITSALL
REALies / ARLEQUIN / LEZARD / REIGN / xTRiPx / LOUD GRAPE / Black Klaxon

2014-09-15 at SHIBUYA O-WEST
REALies / heidi. (guest) / Black Gene For the Next Scene (guest) / DEZERT (guest) / ARLEQUIN / Yeti / REIGN / Call Me

ISORA photo, event, and distributed CD
ISORA (イソラ) has revealed their official photo, their next sponsored event, a distributed CD, and their latest support members. Check below for the details!

As you know, ISORA participated in the recently-released omnibus SOUND OF NOISE 2014 with the original song ALKALOID (アルカロイド). The band has also announced that they will further distribute the unreleased song Toriko () to those who purchase the omnibus from the band at their lives starting on 2014-06-08. Check ISORA's discography for full details.

ISORA is also still performing with support vocalists. Here's a list of the latest ones:
  • 2014-04-06 & 2014-04-16
    Daisuke (大介) [ex-GALLMAZZO]
    Ryou (亮) [ex-KOKUYOKU (黒翼) ~ Gekisou! Sakamoto Kin-puИch. 24ji (激走!坂本金八24時)]
  • 2014-05-11
    Daisuke (大介) [ex-GALLMAZZO]
  • 2014-05-13
    Saica (槐) [the:Ø]
    Hyo (豹) [Shellmy]
  • 2014-05-20
    砂希-saki- [Delia]

It seems that 砂希-saki- might continue to act as support vocalist from now on (check out the great group shot with him below!). And of course, ex-SUZAKU (朱) drummer Karen (火憐) has been supporting the entire time, and it seems that he will continue to support through 2014-06-20 at least.



As I mentioned, ISORA has announced a new sponsored event in celebration of 空-ciel's birthday, featuring several session bands:

ISORA G. ciel-ciel Birthday EVENT Himitsushugi (秘密主義)
2014-06-26 at Ash OSAKA
  • ISORA (イソラ)
  • Aim Maim (曖ム昧ム) 【V. Edogawa Itsuki (江戸川 樹) [ex-SUZAKU (朱)] / G. Natsume Sakutarou (夏目 朔太郎) [ex-MEKAKUSI (メカクシ) / Sp G. haruka (ex-Envus ~ MonoLog) / Sp B. 絆-kizuna- (ex-SUZAKU ~ ISORA) / D. 真輝-maki- (ex-Lucid)】
  • La'veil MizeriA
  • 空-ciel session
  • 絆-kizuna- session
  • Yuuho (優歩) session
  • REIRA (レイラ) session
  • Shiki (式) session 【V. Nagi (なぎ) [ex-EINESEELE (アインゼーレ) / G. hori / G. Shiki (式) [ex-IDEAL] / B. Tsubasa (翼) / D. JUN (ジュン) [ex-tomodachi (トモダチ)]】


ISORA artist page discography
LIN covers Cure and other media
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) is the [back] cover artist for this month's edition of Cure magazine! Check out the impressive―especially in the amount of Photoshop used on CERO's face―cover shot above, and check below for a list of other recent media appearances by LIN.

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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..

GOTCHAROCKA countdown... revealed: new look and single
GOTCHAROCKA has posted a countdown on their official website, which will end in about two days... But here's the reveal, a little bit early: GOTCHAROCKA has unveiled their first look as a 3-member band, and will release their new single, Gekiai (撃愛), on 2014-06-04.

Further details TBA, but meanwhile, here's a better shot of their [fucking awesome, IMO] look:


LIN's Sacred Xanadu CM spot :D
KISAKI upload to his youtube account a preview from Sacred Xanadu pv :D



What do you think? It's Lin with new vocalist or is Megaromania with Kisaki influence?
First look at ISORA
ISORA (イソラ) successfully held their first live and sponsored event! Here's a [really shitty] look at their first costumes, culled from various photos on Twitter:


【clockwise from top】 G. Yuuho (優歩) → Support V ②. Ryo (亮) → B. Kizuna (絆) → Support V ③. Kikyo (祈狂) → G. 空-ciel


It seems that the live went really well, despite them already firing their vocalist! ISORA played the following original songs (some titles provisional):

  1. deadly tree
  2. (undecided title)
  3. rebirth
  4. ALKALOID (アルカロイド)
  5. Toriko (虜)

THE BLACK SWAN officially starts
THE BLACK SWAN, new band of ex-NEGA vocalist 儿-JIN-, has officially started!!! Check out THE BLACK SWAN's first official photo (above) and [awesome] samples of their songs Jishin Boukansha (自深傍観者) and ISOLATION:



Although THE BLACK SWAN has officially started, the band's full lineup still hasn't been revealed. From his hand tattoo, I'm pretty sure that's RENA (ex-Vior gloire) on the far left, but I can't confirm any of the other members (aside from assuming they're the same as the TBS session lineup).

At any rate, THE BLACK SWAN has announced their first tour, and more information should be revealed before their first live on 2014-06-06.

THE BLACK SWAN FIRST TOUR 2014 NEEDLESS × NEEDLESS
2014-06-06 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE
2014-06-20 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4
2014-06-27 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA
2014-07-11 at Shibuya (渋谷) REX
2014-07-17 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4
2014-08-04 at Sendai (仙台) MACANA
2014-08-06 at Niigata (新潟) RIVERST
2014-08-07 at Kanazawa (金沢) vanvanV4
2014-08-10 at Nagoya (名古屋) MUSIC FARM
2014-08-18 at Fukuoka (福岡) DRUM SON
2014-08-20 at Hiroshima NAMIKI JUNCTION (広島ナミキジャンクション)
2014-08-21 at Okayama (岡山) CRAZY 2nd ROOM
2014-08-24 at Osaka (大阪) VARON
2014-08-30 at Meguro Rockmaykan (目黒鹿鳴館)

NEEDLESS × NEEDLESS TOUR FINAL
2014-09-XX at somewhere in Tokyo


News roundup 3/29
Latest minor news, featuring FOODED SEAL, ARLEQUIN, Lilith, Pami。, and Tatoeba Konna Hanashi:
  • Bad luck bandFOODED SEAL continues: support guitarist Rei (零) (LiLiCAL) is in the hospital and they have lost contact with other support guitarist Kiria (希燐亜) (LiLiCAL) since 2014-03-28. They will continue to perform with their three official members.
  • GOEMON RECORDS has uploaded the 4th volume of GoeTELE! (ごえテレ!). This one features footage from the special ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) live:

  • ex-Syndrome~zechs vocalist Pami。 (ぱみ。) has announced his solo (which he is now calling a “visual anime project”) lives. He will also release his first digital single, Atashi ga Shindara Moenai GOMI no Hi dashite ne。 (私が死んだら燃えないゴミの日にだしてね。), on 2014-04-14. (By the way, I guess that title is a reference to the movie Nihonsei Shounen (日本製少年).)
    • 2014-04-28 at Takasaki (高崎) club FLEEZE
    • 2014-05-03 at Mito (水戸) LIGHT HOUSE
    • 2014-05-22 at SHIBUYA REX

    You can follow his OHP for future updates.
  • Guitarist of Lilith, 凛-Lin-, will appear in a photoshoot in the 2014-03-25 edition of Chinese magazine COOL. It can be purchased here with Japanese shopping service after its release.
  • Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんあはなし) has uploaded this video of them waiting for band Xenon (mirrored on my account before they delete it):

Lilith GALASSIA PV preview
Lilith has posted a preview of the PV for their upcoming single, Galassia. They've definitely improved their PV game, and the song sounds great, so check it out!



Lilith
GALASSIA
2014-04-27 1,700 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

  1. Galassia
  2. Legacy
  3. Galassia [Instrumental]
  4. Legacy [Instrumental]

  1. Galassia (MV)
  2. Galassia (Making of Music Clip)



Lilith profile Lilith discogrpahy @Lilith_Kyoka Buy at ZEALLINK
LIN officially revealed and releases announced
As mentioned last week, the second period of LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) features SUI, MIZALY, and YUSHI of Megaromania plus CERO of zechs. Today, the band has been officially revealed, meaning we have a slew of releases and live details. Let's get to it!



Releases

  • LIN will release their first maxi-single, Sacred Xanadu (what a name!), via mail-order in the 2014-04-21 edition of Cure magazine.
  • Their second maxi-single, Chaotic Resistance, will be released in two types on 2014-07-23. The normal type will be sold nationwide, while a Kansai-limited version with alternate jacket and different bonus track will be sold only at visual shops in Kansai. A double-purchase-application privilege will also be available; details TBA.
  • LIN will make their first omnibus contribution to Yougenkyou-WEST- (妖幻鏡-WEST-) on 2014-07-23. Further details about the omnibus TBA.

Lives

  • LIN's first lives will be two twoman events, Sacred illusionism~Battle Revival~, versus Grieva (グリーヴァ) and Black Gene For the Next Scene on 2014-06-01 and 2014-06-11, respectively. Special projects, TBA, will be held.
  • Their coupling tour with Jupiter and Black Gene For the Next Scene, Battle for Clans Tour 【V3】, will be held on June 12, 13, and 17, in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo, respectively.
  • Their first foreign live will be held in Taichung, Taiwan on 2014-08-10 as part of HEART-TOWN FESTIVAL 2014.
  • LIN's first national tour, Sacred illusionism, will kick off on 2014-07-01 and will end with the tour final and first oneman, Sacred illusionism -FINAL-, on 2014-08-31 at Umeda (梅田) AKASO.

Label

  • LIN will be the first artist signed to a new label called PLUG RECORDS WEST.
  • PRW (PLUG RECORDS WEST) is a newly-established “western branch” of long-established visual label PLUG RECORDS―home to semi-famous indie bands such as Psycho le Cému, A (ACE), DaizyStripper, CELL, etc. So on one hand, we can presume that the label will have enough money to produce good quality releases; but on the other, the “brotherhood” of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION bands may not manifest in this new sublabel.
  • Is KISAKI the president of PLUG RECORDS WEST? I don't know. I do know, however, that KISAKI himself is listened as “organizer” for LIN's live events, which gives the impression that he'll still be fully in charge of LIN's activities―but he may not be managing other bands for the foreseeable future.
  • Just a note: that 2014-07-23 omnibus is a continuation of a classic line of visual omnibi that has been around since 2001. That, plus LIN being under an old label, plus the upcoming revival of the Rin・ne・ten・sei (輪・廻・転・生) events, gives me the impression that KISAKI is making an even bigger effort to bring old visual kei back to today's scene, somehow.
REALies announces 2nd full album!!
REALies has announced their second full album, Drama! The album will be released on 2014-06-04 in three types (A: PV / B: bonus CD with remixes / C: bonus track). GOEMON RECORDS has published a short CM for the album (below), and has promised full details (samples?) on 2014-04-01.



In support of the album, REALies has announced their 2nd coupling tour with Blitz, REALies × Blitz 2, and their oneman tour, The Avant▼Garde Theater Piece:

GOEMON RECORDS presentsREALies × Blitz 2 【Kansai/Tokyo TOUR】
2014-06-08 at YOKOHAMA BAYSIS
2014-06-14 at Utsunomiya (宇都宮) DOLLY
2014-06-15 at Mito (水戸) SONIC
2014-06-21 at Kashiwa (柏) Thumb UP
2014-06-22 at Urawa (浦和) Narciss
【National TOUR】
2014-07-12 at HOLIDAY NEXT NAGOYA
2014-07-14 at Fukuoka (福岡) DRUM SON
2014-07-21 at Esaka (江坂) MUSE
2014-07-25 at Sendai (仙台) enn 3rd
2014-07-29 at TSUTAYA O-WEST

REALies / Blitz / (TBA)


GOEMON RECORDS Presents REALies 3rd anniversary oneman tour The Avant▼Garde Theater Piece at OSAKA
2014-08-02 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) VARON
REALies (oneman)

The Avant▼Garde Theater Piece at NAGOYA
2014-08-03 at HOLIDAY NEXT NAGOYA
REALies (oneman)

The Avant▼Garde Theater Piece at SHIBUYA
2014-08-08 at Shibuya (渋谷) CLUB QUATTRO
REALies (oneman)



Buy at CDJapan

REALies
Drama TYPE A
2014-06-04 3,675 yen full album CD + DVD

  1. 零ノ鼓動 (SE) Rei NO Koudou (SE)
  2. NEVERLAND
  3. STEP▲BY▼STEP
  4. Gossip
  5. セツナキャンドル SETSUNA CANDLE
  6. 久遠-kuon- kuon-kuon-
  7. 彩花唄-いろはうた- Irohauta-Irohauta-
  8. LiNE
  9. 180 -Drama mix-
  10. today is the Firstday.
  11. Drama

  1. STEP▲BY▼STEP (PV)

Buy at CDJapan

REALies
Drama TYPE B
2014-06-04 3,675 yen full album CD + CD

  1. 零ノ鼓動 (SE) Rei NO Koudou (SE)
  2. NEVERLAND
  3. STEP▲BY▼STEP
  4. Gossip
  5. セツナキャンドル SETSUNA CANDLE
  6. 久遠-kuon- kuon-kuon-
  7. 彩花唄-いろはうた- Irohauta-Irohauta-
  8. LiNE
  9. 180 -Drama mix-
  10. today is the Firstday.
  11. Drama

  1. sweet/rouge -360℃ mix-
  2. 色彩Polaroid. -flowing mix-
  3. ユメオイプラネット -unplugged Ver.- YUMEOI PLANET -unplugged Ver.-

REALies
Drama TYPE C
2014-06-04 3,150 yen full album CD

  1. 零ノ鼓動 (SE) Rei NO Koudou (SE)
  2. NEVERLAND
  3. STEP▲BY▼STEP
  4. Gossip
  5. セツナキャンドル SETSUNA CANDLE
  6. 久遠-kuon- kuon-kuon-
  7. 彩花唄-いろはうた- Irohauta-Irohauta-
  8. シネマシンドローム (Bonus track) CINEMA SYNDROME (Bonus track)
  9. LiNE
  10. 180 -Drama mix-
  11. today is the Firstday.
  12. Drama


REALies profiles REALies discography
12012 new look up
12012 has revealed their latest (and last?) official photography. What do you think?

I'm just going to go ahead and say that I've never been a fan of VK beards.

12012 profiles 12012 discography
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi revealed
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi revealed

ex-Dali and ex-LOTMAN (ロットマン) members' new band, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) has been revealed!

The band officially started activities after today's 2014-02-22 oneman live of their prototype band 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi, Sekai ha Bokura wo Shiru。 (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) (which itself began activities on 2013-12-31). New band Tatoeba Konna has already opened its OHP and announced its first release, first live on 2014-03-22, and first sponsored event in May:

Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし)
【V. 真田 廉 (Sanada Ren) [ex-Dali~LOTMAN] / G. Ninna Kousuke (仁和 恒介) [ex-LOTMAN] / B. Takahashi Kento (高橋 研斗) / D. Kishihara Masami (岸原 雅巳) [ex-LOTMAN]】

Setlist on 2014-02-22:
  1. AMARETTO (アマレット)
  2. (new song)
  3. that's now free (ザツナフリ)
  4. NATIONAL MODERN (ナショナルモダン)
  5. SOLA 0.8mg (ソラ0.8mg)
  6. Zagyou Now (ざぎょうなう)
  7. Kimi ha 10 Gatsu (きみは10がつ)
  8. ORION (オリオン)
  9. (new song)
  10. Koroshiteyaro (ころしてやろ)
  11. 【EN】 (new song)
  12. 【EN】 NATIONAL MODERN (ナショナルモダン)
  13. 【EN】 Kimi ha 10 Gatsu (きみは10がつ)

Tatoeba Konna Hanashi first sponsored eventNOBEL BIRTHDAY (ノベルバースデイ) 2014-05-02 at OSAKA RUIDO
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi / Chanty (guest) / ELM (エルム) / the LEM / SIBILE BASHIR (シビルバシル) / Dangan NO LIMIT (弾丸 NO LIMIT) / inc.RIBON


Tatoeba Konna Hanashi
COMING SOON
2014-03-23 1,500 yen single CD

  1. アマレット AMARETTO
  2. ころしてやる (ロットマン cover) Koroshiteyaro (LOTMAN cover)


Official website
Official Ameba
Official Twitter
Roundup 2/16
Here's the latest mini-news roundup, featuring 12012, 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi, ARLEQUIN (アルルカン), chariots, E'm ~grief~, Megaromania, Oneness, REALies, and SIVA members.

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


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

2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) will distribute a CD-R (entitled CD-R) to those who spend at least 5,000 yen on the band's goods at their 2014-02-02 live. The CD-R will be available in two types (with each customer getting a random one), but the band hasn't mentioned what contents are on either type. A 5-piece offshot photoset will also be included with the CD-R.

Also, vocalist Ren (廉) posted a preview from 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi's official photography shoot (above). Low-budget, weird, and a little scandalous: definitely fits with those guys!

2 Gatsu 22 Nichi, Sekai ha Bokura wo Shiru。
CD-R TYPE A
2014-02-02 5,000 yen other CD-R

  1. (Unknown)

2 Gatsu 22 Nichi, Sekai ha Bokura wo Shiru。
CD-R TYPE B
2014-02-02 5,000 yen other CD-R

  1. (Unknown contents)

2 Gatsu 22 Nichi distributed items
2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) has released two live DVDs (with footage from their debut lives on 2013-12-31) to those who purchased more than 5,000 yen at their 2014-01-18 and 01-21 lives. In total, they have 4 distributed releases so far: total information can be found here.

The setlist from 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi's 2014-01-18 live has been revealed. Seems that the band is basically LOTMAN (ロットマン) (even wearing the same outfits):
  1. (new song)
  2. Sagyou Now (さぎょうなう) (LOTMAN cover)
  3. Kimi ha 10 Gatsu (きみは10がつ) (LOTMAN cover)
  4. ORION (オリオン) (LOTMAN cover)
  5. Koroshiteyaro (ころしてやる) (LOTMAN cover)
Tritt für Tritt important announcement
Hair and makeup studio, and long-time KISAKI collaborator, Tritt für Tritt has made an important announcement: it will hold a grand hair show event in celebration of its 10th anniversary! The event is billed as a dream collaboration between beauty and music, and will feature gorgeous artists. Details will be revealed on Valentine's Day (2014-02-14)!

Hopefully KISAKI or some ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION artists will appear!
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

GLARD photo and PV
GLARD photo and PV

GLARD (ex-VAGERKE new band) has revealed their new official photography, above. They've also released a live PV of their song Ray of hope as a Christmas present! What do you think?


FOODED SEAL first photo
FOODED SEAL first photo

FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) has delivered their promised Christmas gift: their first official photo has been released! Check out their quirky and stylish costumes above―what do you think?

By the way, FOODED SEAL also intended to reveal details of their upcoming lives today. However, the band posted a message that the members couldn't agree on certain details in time, so details of those sponsored events will be released at a later time.
Oneness new photo and release info
Oneness new photo and release info

Oneness has revealed their new costumes, and the tracklisting for their 1st anniversary one coin single! Check out the new look above and the release info below. (And by the way, the single is finally available at CDJapan!―links below.)

Oneness
セツナサクレツ ジュキ Ver.
SETSUNA SAKURETSU JUKI Ver.
2014-01-22 500 yen single CD

  1. 刹那炸裂ボーイ Setsuna Sakuretsu BOY
  2. 落下と少女 Rakka to Shoujo

Oneness
セツナサクレツ Dai Ver.
SETSUNA SAKURETSU
2014-01-22 500 yen single CD

  1. 刹那炸裂ボーイ Setsuna Sakuretsu BOY
  2. 落下と少女 Rakka to Shoujo

Oneness
セツナサクレツ 帝-mikado- Ver.
SETSUNA SAKURETSU Mikado-mikado- Ver.
2014-01-22 500 yen single CD

  1. 刹那炸裂ボーイ Setsuna Sakuretsu BOY
  2. 落下と少女 Rakka to Shoujo

Oneness
セツナサクレツ 秀馬-syuma- Ver.
SETSUNA SAKURETSU Syuma-syuma- Ver.
2014-01-22 500 yen single CD

  1. 刹那炸裂ボーイ Setsuna Sakuretsu BOY
  2. 落下と少女 Rakka to Shoujo

REALies reveals 4th maxi-single
REALies reveals 4th maxi-single

REALies has finally revealed their new maxi-single: Irohauta (彩花唄)!! The single will be released on October 9th via GOEMON RECORDS in three types. A sample of the title track's PV has already been released, and you can find it, as well as further details, below.

The single will be available in three types: types A & B will include the title track plus coupling song 21g, along with a DVD (PV with A type and live clips with B type); meanwhile, the live and web shop limited C type will include the aforementioned songs plus a bonus track, Mr.ERROR.



Those who preorder the new single can email info.goemonrecords@gmail.com a screenshot as proof, and will receive an original song CD from the REALies member of their choice in return. Those who preorder two types will additionally receive a signed cheki.

Buy at CDJapan

REALies
彩花唄 Type-A
Irohauta
2013-10-09 1,890 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

  1. 彩花唄 Irohauta
  2. 21g

  1. 彩花唄 (MUSIC CLIP) Irohauta (MUSIC CLIP)

Buy at CDJapan

REALies
彩花唄 Type-B
Irohauta
2013-10-09 1,575 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

  1. 彩花唄 Irohauta
  2. 21g

  1. LiNE
  2. 君と僕、泡沫の夏 Kimi to Boku, Utakata no Natsu
  3. 180

REALies
彩花唄 Type-C
Irohauta
2013-10-09 1,500 yen maxi-single CD

  1. 彩花唄 Irohauta
  2. 21g
  3. Mr.ERROR

KISAKI photosets at official web shop


Earlier this week, the official web shop added two special KISAKI photoset sales. First, an ultra rare collection―limited to 1 only!―of over 30 photosets (about 150 photos in total) of KISAKI's time in MIRAGE, Syndrome, and ANTI FEMINISM. Second, 53 sets of 5 random offshot photos of KISAKI from his time in MIRAGE~Syndrome~Phantasmagoria.

The super rare 30 photoset collection costs 15,750 yen and is limited to 1 copy only. It contains 4 photosets from the MIRAGE era, 1 from his appearance in ANTI FEMINISM, and 25 from his Syndrome era, as well as a bonus MIRAGE postcard. As of this post, the collection is still available here, so grab it now if you really want it!

The more accessible SPECIAL OFF SHOT photosets are only 1,575 yen each, and 53 of those sets are available. The photos in each set are completely random, and although the listing states that they're from MIRAGE~Syndrome eras, the preview photo shows mostly Phantasmagoria era pictures, so take that as you will. Those sets are available here (and do apply towards SPECIAL FAIR PART:1).
FUTURISM・BOYZ perform as adults


FUTURISM・BOYZ have announced their first post-UNDER CODE live. The band will participate in a non-VK threeman, at which they will play with no makeup/costumes! They invite anyone interested in a more “adult” FUTURISM・BOYZ to check out the live on June 23rd.

FUTURISM★BOYZ non-visual threeman2013-06-23 at BEAT IN FUTURISM★BOYZ / Saitou Mitsuki (? 齋藤充貴) / Dancing MOGA


By the way, they're spelling their name “FUTURISM★BOYZ” for this live. I'm not sure if that's a permanent name change, or name only for “adult” version, or what...
REALies' fresh start


After graduating from legendary label UNDER CODE PRODUCTION on May 1st, REALies has announced their long-awaited “fresh start,” just in time for summer! The band is back with a high-quality new look and new logo―check above! In addition, they've announced their first release, their live schedule, and several special projects. Check out the full information lineup below:



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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.
Vior gloire oneman emergency project
Vior gloire will hold their oneman, Vior 2013 Spring Shower, on the 17th at HOLIDAY OSAKA. The band has announced a spur-of-the-moment project: in commemoration of their short time left at UNDER CODE PRODUCTION, Vior gloire will appear in their legendary rejected costumes, for one night only!

Back in 2011, before Vior gloire was officially announced, the UNDER CODE website was secretly updated with a photo of the then-new band. However, once the band officially debuted, they had completely different costumes, and the ones in the original photo were never seen again. These are the “legendary rejected costumes”. You can see the fabled OHP picture below:


Tritt fur Tritt × UNDER CODE PRODUCTION


Hair and makeup studio, and frequent UCP collaborator, Tritt fur Tritt has announced a special festival to celebrate UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's 10th anniversary!

The festival is called Kami Matsuri (神まつり), and will be held on 2013-03-03 from 13:00 to 16:00 (JST). Several special programs will take place:

  1. 【Kami Matsuri part ①】 In commemoration of UNDER CODE's upcoming dismantling, special Tritt fur Tritt × UNDER CODE PRODUCTION history booths will be erected!
    • The first booth will feature photos of hair and makeup creations by Tritt fur Tritt of UNDER CODE's past and present artists. It will also feature music samples of those artists.
    • The second booth will feature a special history of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION exhibition.
  2. 【Kami Matsuri part ②】 KISAKI and Sui (Megaromania) will act as employees at the front desk for 3 hours! They will appear in full hair, makeup, and costume. (Of course, they won't actually perform any beauty treatments on customers!)
  3. 【Kami Matsuri part ③】 A special 3-hour-limited beauty treatment menu will be featured! All treatments on the special menu will cost only 1,500 yen! (However, each customer is limited to 2 treatments only.)
    • Petite EX (hair color treatment―up to 3 natural colors; or 2 vivid or special colors)
    • Petite Mori (quick, simple hair styling)
    • Flat iron or loose curls
    • Loose up-do
    • Braided style
    • Original 2 braids (KISAKI or Sui will give counsel on the style of the 2 braids!)
  4. 【Kami Matsuri part ④】 All visitors will receive special welcome drink “God's extravagant drink”! It will be presented in a special Tritt fur Tritt cup.
  5. 【Additional projects】
    • Two-shot cheki! For 1,000 yen, each customer will receive an original cheki of themselves with KISAKI or Sui.
    • Club-Zy special goods! The first 5 customers to present their club Zy. premium membership number will receive a special comment + signature card from KISAKI and Sui, as well as original Tritt fur Tritt goods.


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


Posts from 2012

LIN last release and lives


LIN has announced their last activity before their activity pause on June 30th, 2013!

First, in March, they'll release a best album! It features a great selection of tracks from their debut all the way to their latest release. More importantly, it also features a DVD with unreleased PV clips, including a brand new one for World In Flames (one of their best songs!).

Included in the best album is Ticket A, part of a double mail-order application to receive the unreleased song Slander Crime. However... that means there's yet another unannounced LIN release to come which will include Ticket B...! Customers who buy both the best album and the yet-unannounced release through the official web shop will receive a personalized last message + live footage DVD.

LIN also announced their last live activity. On February 2nd, 2013, they'll kick off their last tour, Reflect of Killing Fleur. Then, finally, June 30th, 2013, at Osaka BIG CAT, LIN will hold their last oneman live and pause activities indefinitely.

LIN
「Reflect of Killing Fleur」
2013-03-20 4,830 yen collection album CD + DVD

  1. The Psalms and Lamentations
  2. Insane flashback show
  3. Royal Blood
  4. Ambient Cosmo
  5. Freedom
  6. Gasp For Breath
  7. Feeling Universe
  8. Call Back
  9. Walking in the rain
  10. Lunar Eclipse~in the shadow~
  11. Foolish
  12. World In Flames

  1. Royal Blood
  2. The Psalms and Lamentations
  3. World In Flames

LIN
Slander Crime
2014-03-09 1,000 yen single CD

  1. Slander Crime

Megaromania's next activities


Megaromania has just announced that they'll release a new best-of album, in 3 types, in february. Each type contain 13 songs. In addition to this, the type A comes with a full live DVD of their one-man live "「Border of “「Heaven」 or 「hell」” ~Tenchikai no Kyoukaisen~", the type B comes with a PV DVD, and the type C comes with a new unreleased song. Full details below.

Those who purchase the three types on the UCP official webshop will receive a personalized message from his favorite member and a bonus DVD of Sui's Birthday event on 2013.1.24. The new look is also available, check this out below.



They also announced the future live activities.

Sui BIRTHDAY EVENT 「The Birth[day] of creation~翠生誕&信仰者感謝祭~

2013-01-24 at Ikebukuro RUIDO-K3
Megaromania

Commemorative SHOWCASE One-man Live 2013 「Sentence of Future...」

2013-02-11 at Meguro Rokumeikan
2013-02-17 at OSAKA RUIDO
Megaromania (oneman)

5TH ANNIVERSAY oneman lives 2013-07-28 at OSAKA MUSE
2013-07-31 at Shibuya O-EAST
Megaromania (oneman)


Megaromania
Megaromania 豪華盤 TYPE:A
Megaromania Goukaban TYPE:A
2013-02-13 6,090 yen collection album CD + DVD

  1. God of Megaromania-純血ノ刻印- God of Megaromania-Junketsu NO Kokuin-
  2. 美醜の果実 Bishuu no Kajitsu
  3. Angelical Jewelry
  4. Transparent Shine
  5. APOCALYPSE
  6. Gate of the prophet
  7. Rain fall in Solitude
  8. Fragrance Tales
  9. AURORA-destinies of world-
  10. Oath-cross of eternity-
  11. Propaganda
  12. Heaven's Novel

  1. Reincarnation -輪廻季想- Reincarnation -Rinnekisou-
  2. Holy Scars
  3. Shadow as Christ
  4. Lily-幻想に覆われる空と天空の華- Lily-Gensou ni Oowareru Sora to Tenkuu no Hana-
  5. Amethyst
  6. Heaven's Novel
  7. Tragedy
  8. AURORA -destinies of world-
  9. God of Megaromania -純血ノ刻印- God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-
  10. Gate of the Prophet
  11. Propaganda
  12. Demonic Mephist
  13. Necrophilia
  14. Absolute obedience
  15. Black Temptation
  16. THE END OF VENGEANCE
  17. Sabbath


Megaromania
Megaromania 通常盤 TYPE:B
Megaromania Tsuujouban TYPE:B
2013-02-13 5,040 yen collection album CD + DVD

  1. God of Megaromania-純血ノ刻印- God of Megaromania-Junketsu NO Kokuin-
  2. 美醜の果実 Bishuu no Kajitsu
  3. Angelical Jewelry
  4. Transparent Shine
  5. APOCALYPSE
  6. Gate of the prophet
  7. Rain fall in Solitude
  8. Fragrance Tales
  9. AURORA-destinies of world-
  10. Oath-cross of eternity-
  11. Propaganda
  12. Heaven's Novel

  1. God of Megaromania -純血ノ刻印- God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-
  2. APOCALYPSE
  3. AURORA-destinies of world-
  4. Quintessence Voyage
  5. Cynthia
  6. Propaganda
  7. Heaven's Novel


Megaromania
Megaromania 通常盤 TYPE:C
Megaromania Tsuujouban TYPE:C
2013-02-13 3,360 yen collection album CD

  1. God of Megaromania-純血ノ刻印- God of Megaromania-Junketsu NO Kokuin-
  2. 美醜の果実 Bishuu no Kajitsu
  3. Angelical Jewelry
  4. Transparent Shine
  5. APOCALYPSE
  6. Gate of the prophet
  7. Rain fall in Solitude
  8. Fragrance Tales
  9. AURORA-destinies of world-
  10. Oath-cross of eternity-
  11. Propaganda
  12. Heaven's Novel
  13. 残香~Scent of Perfume~ Zankou~Scent of Perfume~

Megaromania new look and tracklistings


Megaromania has finally revealed the official photo to accompany its Heaven's Novel concept maxi-single.

Well, OK, not really—the photo was actually posted last month, but I forgot to post about it—but they did just release the tracklisting for that single. So, let's use this opportunity to post multiple bits of news: check out the band's newest look above, the tracklisting for their upcoming single below, and the tracklisting for their recently-released live DVD below that. Thoughts?

Megaromania
Heaven's Novel -ヘヴェンズノベル- TYPE:A
Heaven's Novel -HEAVEN'S NOVEL-
2012-12-12 3,150 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

  1. Heaven's Novel
  2. Lily-幻想に覆われる空と天空の華- Lily-Gensou ni Oowareru Sora to Tenkuu no Hana-

  1. Heaven's Novel (PV)
  2. 「Europe tour 2012」 ドキュメント後編 「Europe tour 2012」 DOCUMENT Kouhen

Megaromania
Heaven's Novel -ヘヴェンズノベル- TYPE:B
Heaven's Novel -HEAVEN'S NOVEL-
2012-12-12 1,890 yen maxi-single CD

  1. Heaven's Novel
  2. Holy Scars
  3. Reincarnation -輪廻季想- *(Re:birth of creation) Reincarnation -Rinne Kisou- *(Re:birth of creation)

Megaromania
The Vision of Engraving -2012.7.29 SHIBUYA CLUB QUATTRO-
2012-11-14 5,040 yen live recording DVD

  1. a prelude to Glint
  2. Crimson
  3. Heretical Voice
  4. APOCALYPSE
  5. Cynthia
  6. Spell of Mystery-幻色螺旋- Spell of Mystery-Geniro Rasen-
  7. Wail of crested
  8. with Sympathizer
  9. Silvery Divorce
  10. Tragedy
  11. Deus
  12. Absolute obedience
  13. Cardinal Sin
  14. THE END OF VENGEANCE
  15. Rain fall in solitude
  16. Ideal future
  17. Oath-cross of eternity-
  18. Sabbath
  19. AURORA-destinies of world-

REALies new look


REALies have revealed their new look, pictured above. In addition, they've revealed the covers of their upcoming B-side collection album, to「B」continued, pictured below. What do you think? Personally, the new look is just OK, but I love the covers. So cute!

REALies
to「B」continued TYPE A
2013-02-13 3,990 yen collection album CD + DVD

  1. ユメオイプラネット YUMEOI PLANET
  2. sweet/rouge
  3. D.O.P.E
  4. ヒカルセカイ HIKARU SEKAI
  5. 曖昧カテゴライズ Aimai CATEGORIZE
  6. STUND UP×∞
  7. ハルジオン(to「B」mix) HALJION(to「B」mix)
  8. PHASE
  9. SKY AROUND
  10. 浮遊グラフィック Fuyuu GRAPHIC
  11. 色彩Polaroid. Shikisai Polaroid.
  12. BURN

  1. NuAGE
  2. NEXT⇒
  3. LaST A GaINST
  4. ユメオイプラネット YUMEOI PLANET

REALies
to「B」continued TYPE B
2013-02-13 3,150 yen collection album CD

  1. ユメオイプラネット YUMEOI PLANET
  2. sweet/rouge
  3. D.O.P.E
  4. ヒカルセカイ HIKARU SEKAI
  5. 曖昧カテゴライズ Aimai CATEGORIZE
  6. STUND UP×∞
  7. ハルジオン(to「B」mix) HALJION(to「B」mix)
  8. PHASE
  9. SKY AROUND
  10. 浮遊グラフィック Fuyuu GRAPHIC
  11. 色彩Polaroid. Shikisai Polaroid.
  12. BURN
  13. It ties with future.

FUTURISM・BOYZ new look


FUTURISM・BOYZ have debuted a new look! Check it out above and share your thoughts in the comments.

The band has also announced that they'll be producing new F・B towels and F・B pillcases. The band is currently looking for drawn representations of the members to appear on those new goods. If you have artistic talent, give it a shot by messaging FUTURISM・BOYZ at their Ameblo with a link to your drawings of the members. Submissions will be accepted until December 15th.
New look for Dali


Dali has debuted a new look, seen above (unfortunately, this is the largest version available for now). It seems that the band's brief period of dark visuals was indeed a fluke―they've returned to their de facto standard artistic costumes, this time in white. The costumes look quite good, but I hope they'll be paired with the announcement of some substantial activity!
Vior gloire, SUZAKU, and REALies debut new looks


REALies, 朱 (SUZAKU), and Vior gloire all debuted new costumes today! Check them out below and sound off on which is your favorite.


REALies

朱 (SUZAKU)

Vior gloire

News from NEXT INNOVATORS


Last night, Cu[be], 朱 (SUZAKU), and Vior gloire held the threeman final of their monthly event series, NEXT INNOVATORS. Although we don't have specifics yet, several announcements have trickled out from the MCs during the event.
  • 朱 (SUZAKU) will release a full album!!

  • 朱 (SUZAKU) will have a sponsored event on August 24th

  • 朱 (SUZAKU) will have an event tour with a oneman tour final

  • Vior gloire will release a full album!!

  • Vior gloire will have an event tour with a oneman tour final

  • Vior gloire will debut new costumes (at their next live?)

  • The first session band played: 01. とりかぶと (Torikabuto) (VIDOLL cover)
    02. ワイセツ人形 (WAISETSU Ningyou) (VIDOLL cover)
    03. 人魚 (Ningyo) (VIDOLL cover)

  • The second session band featured: V. 樹-ituki- (SUZAKU)
    G. 鴉-karasu- (SUZAKU)
    G. 尚-nao- (Cu[be])
    B. RENA (Vior gloire)
    D. アル (ARU) (Vior gloire)
    The second session band played:
    01. [6]party (12012 cover)
    02. サイクロン (CYCLONE) (12012 cover)

  • The large session (all bands' members) played: 01. テオナナカトル (TEONANACATL) (SUZAKU cover)
New LIN photos on sale


Several 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) items have been added to the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION official web shop. (The official web shop unfortunately does not accept overseas orders, and these items are not yet at CDJapan—you'll have to use a shopping service.)


First up, three photosets (1,575 yen each) from the band's previous look: 11-A, 11-B, and 11-C (which seems to be the “goofy” set—but also lacks that badly done CG background). Each picture links to its respective set at the web shop.


Next, some more recent items. One photoset (1,575 yen) of the band's latest look (which was only revealed a few days ago!) is up, as are sets of two cheki (1,050 yen for one set) featuring the new costumes.

As is becoming a trend, t-shirts personally owned and worn by KISAKI and RIKU (including a cheki of the member wearing the shirt) were put up for sale, but these were snatched up immediately and are no longer available.
LIN reveals new look
LIN reveals their new look

凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) has revealed their new look. The latest costumes go back to the band's roots of black, gold, and red—and they look amazing! But what do you think? Check out the pictures above and below (click each image for the original version) and share your thoughts!




The costumes are in celebration of the band's upcoming releases: AWAKING from -Independent “MAZE”-, a re-release of their first album with a new single attached, and VALUE-EXCLAIM -FILM-, a new live DVD. Both are now available for pre-order at CDJapan.

LIN
AWAKING FROM -INDEPENDENT “MAZE”-
2012-09-05 3,360 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

  1. In stin ctive
  2. Insane flashback show
  3. come out of your shell

  1. Cold Sabbat
  2. From The End...
  3. Silent To My Pain
  4. Fall・・・
  5. Matamorphose
  6. Royal Blood
  7. As If Forever Exists.
  8. Continuation of dream
  9. Mind confusion
  10. Replicant Blue
  11. A.Hitlor.
  12. Flowers Bloom
  13. The ins and outs
  14. World In Flames

LIN
VALUE-EXCLAIM -FILM-
2012-09-05 5,040 yen live recording DVD

  1. Flowers Bloom
  2. Metamorphose
  3. A.Hitlor.
  4. Silent To My Pain
  5. Ambient Cosmo
  6. Continuation of dream
  7. Fake Dance
  8. Walking in the rain
  9. Sterilization
  10. DRUM SOLO
  11. As If Forever Exists.
  12. Deep Labyrinth
  13. Feeling Universe
  14. Royal Blood
  15. Insane flashback show
  16. Call Back
  17. Rin
  18. FREEDOM
  19. Foolish

New release from Dali (but don't get excited!)
Dali announces a new release―but you can't get it!

The good news: Dali will release a new CD, in two types (for a total of three new songs), this September. The bad news: the CD is live limited, you can only buy each type on a specific day, and neither type will ever be sold again in any form―so say goodbye to any dreams of ever hearing it!

Here are some [unofficial] bits of news from friends who have attended Dali's lives. First, the band apparently debuted new costumes, which are stark white (“they resemble ghosts!”). Second, these live-limited CDs that I mentioned will supposedly be sold at a 2-day sponsored event by the band. More news when it comes!

Dali
ロッキンチェアとクリープ love
ROCKING CHAIR to CREEP
2012-09-10 1,500 yen single CD

  1. ねむれるよるのつくりかた Nemureru Yoru no Tsukurikata
  2. イエスタデイワンスモア YESTERDAY ONCE MORE

Dali
ロッキンチェアとクリープ hate
ROCKING CHAIR to CREEP
2012-09-11 1,500 yen single CD

  1. バニラエッセンス VANILLA ESSENCE
  2. ねむれるよるのつくりかた Nemureru Yoru no Tsukurikata

TAKAFUMI's birthday event
TAKAFUMI's birthday event

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced an event to celebrate the birthday of longtime staff member (and ex-Marvelous Maiden vocalist) タカフミ (TAKAFUMI)! He'll perform at the event as part of the session band YMD28, and various sessions (to be announced) featuring members of UNDER CODE bands will also perform. (Also, check out TAKAFUMI's new promotional photo, above, which he shot just for this event!)

TAKAFUMI BIRTHDAY EVENTYMD28 ~会いたかった×3 YES!!君に~ (YMD28 ~Aitakatta ×3 YES!! Kimi ni~) 2012-08-30 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
YMD28 [V. TAKAFUMI (ex-Marvelous Maiden) / G. +Yuu (Ultimate Sonic, ex-ZODIA) / G. Hazuki (SUZAKU) / B. HINA (FOWR) / D. zodd (ex-Diverse glare in Riot, ex-ZODIA)], トモダチ (tomodachi), Riddick, Ultimate Sonic, FOWR, (TBA sessions featuring UNDER CODE artists)

Cu[be]'s new costumes


Cu[be]'s latest costumes have been revealed by UNDER CODE's official website. I have to say: they're not as bad as I thought! Check them out below and let me know what you think in the comments!

Cu[be]'s new profile shots
L→R: D. Athuki / G. Nao / V. Lara / G. Toya / B. Yuuri

DAS:VASSER


Do you know DAS:VASSER? They are a legendary visual kei band from the 90s and 2000s. Along with Madeth gray'll, they were the top band at Matina!!

2012 marks their 15th anniversary, and so core members KYOHEI (vocalist, who is also in visual punk band NUMBER MOUSE) and HIDEAKI (bassist, who now has his own record label, ELE-Music, which famously hosted Ru:natic and Vallquar) decided to revive the band for a limited period of 1 year. They've already done photography with new costumes, and they look amazing!

DAS:VASSER vocalist KYOHEI
vocalist KYOHEI
DAS:VASSER bassist HIDEAKI
bassist HIDEAKI

DAS:VASSER plans to release a new album this year, but in the mean time you can buy a digital copy of their last mini-album (released independently) through Amazon for $5 USD! (I also highly recommend their last Matina mini-album, シンクロ (SYNCHRO), although that has to be purchased elsewhere.)


And here are some links before I go:
DAS:VASSER OHP
KYOHEI at twitter
HIDEAKI at twitter
Cu[be] session event + release?!
I'm ashamed to admit it, but Cu[be] have a session event planned for May which I had yet to post about. So I'll do that now!

Cu[be] will hold a special event this May at HOLIDAY NAGOYA, in which each member will form his own session band for the day! Of special note are Yuuri's session band which will feature HINA (ex-vocalist of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION band hurts!), and Athuki's session which is actually a one day revival of his previous band, Minerva. (Also note that the full lineups of certain sessions have not been decided yet.)

Cu[be] session event俺が主役ですが問題ありますか? (Ore ga Shuyaku desuga Mondai arimasuka?) 2012-05-09 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
  • Cu[be]
  • 螺々 (Lara) session 初音ララのパーフェクト算数教室 (Hatsune LARA no PERFECT Sansuu Kyoushitsu)
    [V. 螺々 (Lara, Cu[be]) / G. ? / B. カイリ (Kairi, Avidit.) / D. 黛 (Mayuzumi, ex-℃)]
  • 尚 (Nao) session ?
    [V. Aki (Diverse glare in Riot) / G. 尚 (Nao, Cu[be]) / G. 迅-zin- (A'LETZA) / B. 美央 (Mahiro, ex-Lycaon) / D. ゆいぜ (Yuize, ex-ASS'n'ARRow)]
  • 十夜 (Toya) session TO-YA world
    [V. 十夜 (Toya, Cu[be]) / G. ? / B. ? / D. ?]
  • 憂里 (Yuuri) session 禁じられたお遊戯 (Kinjirareta Oyuugi)
    [V. ヒナ (HINA, ex-hurts) / G. ? / B. 憂里 (Yuuri, Cu[be]) / D. ?]
  • 亜月 (Athuki) session Minerva (one day revival)
    [V. yuya (cocklobin) / G. 雪-yuki- (Anride) / B. 緋遊 (Hiyuu, Lycaon) / D. 亜月 (Athuki, Cu[be])]

Also, KISAKI posted a preview image of Cu[be]'s new costumes today! Check them out below and let me know what you think (are you as unimpressed as I am?).

In the same post, KISAKI mentioned that Cu[be] will release an album(?!) this summer. They're a small band so a full album seems unlikely—mini-album or best album, perhaps? At any rate, KISAKI also said that 2012 will be a decisive year for the band, so if you want them to last... you had better buy that album, whatever it is!!
REALies previews and new look
REALies have revealed a new promotional photo (same costumes as NEXT⇒, but with a different backdrop). And more importantly, they've uploaded samples of Plug[I]n and HALJION from their upcoming limited single.

⇒ Check out the new look and samples here!

What do you think? I'm really liking Plug[I]n so far!

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

  1. Plug[I]n
  2. ハルジオン HARUJION

New release and photo from FUTURISM・BOYZ


FUTURISM・BOYZ have revealed a new look and a new release along with it!

The new release is a maxi-single called 自分病 (Jibunbyou) and it will be released in April in one type. The official web shop privilege, along with a slightly earlier ship date, is a special DVD and signed cheki of the member of your choice. And of course, the band will embark on the 自分病ツアー (Jibunbyou TOUR) from March 21st through June 10th.

FUTURISM・BOYZ
自分病
Jibunbyou
2012-04-18 1,680 yen maxi-single CD

  1. 自分病 Jibunbyou
  2. 風速54.0 Fuusoku 54.0
  3. What's up?


Are you looking forward to this release?
Official web shop photoset blitz
The official web shop has added a handful of the newest photosets:
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