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Posts from 2015

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

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

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

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

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

The band's first PV DVD will be sold at the live, and there's also something about tea and SNS, but I have no fucking clue what they're talking about. It also appears they'll be hand-selling tickets somewhere, but, again, idk.
Recap of Ren (Tatoeba Konna Hanashi) 2015 activities
Here's a chronological recap of what Ren (Dali, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi, etc.) and his projects have been up to this year:


  • Tatoeba Konna Hanashi paused activities on 2015-03-27.
  • Tatoeba Konna Hanashi vocalist 真田 廉 (Sanada Ren) and bassist Takahashi Kento (高橋 研斗) then formed unit NOBEL LABEL (ノベルラベル), which played on 2015-04-19 and 2015-04-29.

    NOBEL LABEL (ノベルラベル)

  • At NOBEL LABEL's first live, the 5,000 yen purchase privilege was either: the unit's first demo CD-R, or a DVD-R of Tatoeba Konna Hanashi's encore from their oneman. The unit also sold their first photoset and badge set.

    NOBEL LABEL photoset

    NOBEL LABEL badge set

  • At NOBEL LABEL's second live, they sold their second badge set, and the 5,000 yen purchase privilege was a Tatoeba Konna Hanashi new song demo CD-R.

    NOBEL LABEL second badge set

  • Tatoeba Konna Hanashi members G. Ninna Kousuke (仁和 恒介), B. Takahashi Kento (高橋 研斗), and D. Kishihara Masami (岸原 雅巳) participated in the TOWER RECORDS “VISUAL LIFE Vol.1” project. It was basically a pamphlet featuring artists' comments (and some photos) that was awarded to those who purchased participating artists' CDs during 2015-05-12~2015-06-12.
  • On 2015-05-25, NOBEL LABEL held another live, and sold their third badge set.

    A new Mis†ake (Dali alter-ego band) “best album” was released at the live. Also, the 5,000 yen purchase privilege was either of these Dali live DVD-Rs:
    - 2012-10-28 Dali Halloween alter-ego session Happy☆Everyday (はっぴい☆えぶりでい)
    - 2012-08-08 Dali sponsored event

    NOBEL LABEL third badge set

  • Later in May, Dali made a few items available for mail-order through their official blog (despite being disbanded). The band's last live DVD and last original CD were available, along with the aforementioned Mis†ake best album. (See this page for instructions.)
  • Apparently, Takahashi Kento (高橋 研斗) became absent (seceded? became too busy?) from NOBEL LABEL some time in June?

    The unit held its first sponsored event, Shimesu EMOTION 3 (示すエモーション), on 2015-06-19 at Ash OSAKA. ex-paradeis guitarist Ao (碧) acted as support. The unit sold their fourth badge set.

    NOBEL LABEL fourth badge set

  • LOTMAN's 2013 mini-album was made available for mail-order through the Tatoeba Konna Hanashi blog on 2015-06-22.
  • At NOBEL LABEL's 2015-07-23 live, the unit sold its fifth badge set, and the 5,000 yen purchase privilege was a demo CD-R of Tatoeba Konna Hanashi's seventh unnamed song. ex-tomodachi bassist Io (伊緒) acted as support.

    NOBEL LABEL fifth badge set

  • On 2015-08-07, vocalist Sanada Ren (真田 廉) held his first solo live during a twoman with umbrella. umbrella to Sanada Ren (umbrellaと真田 廉) was held at Minamihorie (南堀江) SOCORE FACTORY.

    At the live, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi's first USB collection, USB oh! memory, was sold for 4,000 yen. It contained:
    - demo of Tatoeba Konna Hanashi's eighth untitled song
    - acoustic demo of Tatoeba Konna Hanashi song ed
    - lyrics
    - flyer images from 2013~2015 (6 total)
    - photos from 2013~2015 (19 total)

    Sanada Ren (真田 廉) vs umbrella Sanada Ren (真田 廉)


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Also, the Tatoeba Konna Hanashi official website has closed... Ren stays messy and impossible to follow, unfortunately ;x. I've personally given up trying to get Tatoeba (etc.) releases, but it's nice to know that Ren is still chugging along and having fun, somewhere.

Posts from 2014

BALA★NCE change
New Sanada Ren (真田 廉) project BALA★NCE has made a change to yesterday's announcement: instead of a comment CD, those who spend 5,000 yen at their live will receive a live DVD recorded on that day (to be shipped at a later date). They've also uploaded the cover of their single: BALA★NCE discography.
More limited releases from Ren project BALA★NCE
The other day, Sanada Ren (真田 廉) (ex-Dali, etc.), announced his new project BALA★NCE. He mentioned that they would release a CD at their first live on 2014-06-11―instead, they'll actually release three things.

They'll freely distribute a one track song called DANCING ALL RIGHT! (ダンシングオールライト!) to everyone who attends. At the same time, they'll sell a two track CD called Sarasa RANGER (さらさレンジャー) for 1,000 yen. Finally, anyone who spends 5,000 yen or more on their goods will be rewarded with a comment CD, a group cheki, and something else (unspecified).

Apparently, two of the songs are remakes of Mis†ake songs. You know, the gothic kote kei alter-ego band of ex-Dali members? Check out BALA★NCE's discography for more information.
Ren (Dali ~ Tatoeba Konna Hanashi) new project
Sanada Ren (真田 廉)―vocalist of Dali, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし), etc.―has announced his latest musical project: BALA★NCE.

BALA★NCE are:
  • V. †SODOM† (†ソドム†) [ex-Mis†ake] {alter-ego of Ren}
  • G. OSCAR (オスカー)
  • B. MUTTLEY (マトレー)
  • Support D. Kisshan。 (きっしゃん。)

So it seems that this will be some weird time-limited alter-ego band. I remember "SODOM” being the vocalist of Mis†ake, so that has to be Ren, but I'm not sure who the other members are. The other members of Tatoeba Konna Hanashi? Someone else? Maybe Trombe knows?

Anyway, BALA★NCE will hold their first live on 2014-06-11 at Ash OSAKA (other details about the event TBA... even though it's only days away...). To commemorate their formation, they'll release their untitled demo CD-R.
Paranoid≠circuS and BEST BROTHERS updates
So, Paranoid≠circuS is the band of ex-SUZAKU (朱) roadies, and THE BEST BROTHERS is the band of ex-Dali roadies. Here's a roundup of the latest news from both:

  • Paranoid≠circuS drummer YUSURA (ユスラ) was in an accident earlier in May and has found it mentally distressing to continue band activities while recovering. As such, he has seceded from the band as of 2014-05-21.
  • Despite the member loss, Paranoid≠circuS will release their 2nd single, Chingonka (鎮魂歌), through ELE-MUSIC on 2014-07-09.
  • THE BEST BROTHERS will disband on 2014-07-23.

    The band had paused activities last year due to the retirement of guitarist SATO→ (サト→), but had finally revived on 2014-03-24 under the name BES BRO (ベスブラ). However, the band admits that they still found it difficult to continue without SATO→, and thus have decided to formally disband in July.
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
Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji live and release
Continual session band Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji (財団法人黒十字) will perform today in a RIKU-less version called Zaidan Hitori Kurojuuji (罪団一人黒十字). At the live, Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji (the normal version of the session) will release a demo CD-R containing a new song.

Planet CHILD Music 7th AnniversarySousei Ryouran -SESSIONhen- (創世繚乱-セッション編-) 2014-01-08 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) soma
Zaidan Hitori Kurojuuji (罪団一人黒十字) 【V. Ren (Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji ~ etc.) / G. Kousuke (2 Gatsu 22 Nichi ~ etc.) / G. Yuu (2nd Dyz) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / D. Kaede (2nd Dyz)】 / (full lineup)


Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji
オーバードーズ
OVERDOSE
2014-01-08 1,000 yen single CD-R

  1. オーバードーズ OVERDOSE

2 Gatsu 22 Nichi details forming
Prototype band 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいほぼくらをしる。) has released details for the live which is foretold by their name: oneman live Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) will be held on 2014-02-22 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) LIVE HOUSE D'.

It seems that Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) will also be the official name of 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi once the band formally begins activities, as that phrase translates to “for example, such story” (the URL of 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi's blog).

Furthermore, at that live, 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi members will switch to using full versions of their names, and the new bassist will join (replacing ex-Dali bassist Yuu, who left 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi on 2013-12-20, before the band's first live).

In summary: on 2014-02-22, prototype band 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi will become official band Tatoeba Konna Hanashi, with lineup:
V. Sanada Ren (真田 廉) 【ex-Dali ~ LOTMAN ~ etc.】
G. Ninna Kousuke (仁和 恒介) 【ex-LOTMAN ~ etc.】
B. Takahashi Kento (高橋 研斗) 【?】
D. Kishihara Masami (岸原 雅巳) 【ex-LOTMAN ~ etc.】

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Two other bits of 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi news: ① those who spent 5,000 yen on goods at their first live received a free photoset; and ② those who participated in the game of onigokko were invited to a New Year visit to a shrine with 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi members after their first live.

Posts from 2013

2 Gatsu 22 Nichi member updates
2 Gatsu 22 Nichi member updates

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。)—the recently-revealed new band of ex-Dali & LOTMAN (ロットマン) members—has been slowly divulging (officially) its members' names over several blog posts. Here's what we have so far:

  • V. Ren (苓) [a.k.a. Ren (れん)] 【ex- etc. → SUGAR FORKFUL → Dali → LOTMAN】 ※ he hasn't revealed his name in the new band yet, but since the others are using kanji names, and Ren previously used this name in SUGAR FORKFUL, I'll just assume

  • G. Kousuke (恒介) [a.k.a. SORA (ソラ)] 【ex- MeLt. → LOTMAN】 ※ not 100% sure of romanisation, or if this is actually SORA; but it is assumed by fans

  • B. Miyauchi Yuki (宮内結規) [a.k.a. YUU (ユウ)] 【ex- etc. → SUGAR FORKFUL → Dali → LOTMAN】 ※ appears to be his formal name; unsure of the full romanisation

  • D. Masami (雅巳) [a.k.a. Miyabi (雅)] 【ex- AIRA (愛飴羅) → LiLith → LOTMAN】 ※ this person was previously listed as male in their blog, but is using the prefix Mrs (ミセス) as of joining 2 Gatsu―not sure if the usage is serious

Other bits of info: ● a clearer picture of the band has been released (above); ● the band will debut at two New Year countdown events: one at Ash OSAKA and the other at Shinsaibashi soma, both on 2013-12-31; ● the band might(?) have a Twitter @2gatsu22nichi.
Dali~LOTMAN new band revealed―sort of
Dali~LOTMAN new band revealed―sort of

LOTMAN (ロットマン) disbanded today, and flyers distributed during the show have revealed vocalist Ren's (れん) new band! ...sort of.

In classic troll fashion, the band is temporarily being called 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。)―meaning “our world will be revealed on February 22”. So, while we wait for 2014-02-22 for the actual band to be revealed, let's speculate, shall we?

Despite the members' faces being blurred on the distributed flyer, the lineup is pretty clear:
  • V. Ren (れん) (ex-Dali~LOTMAN)
  • G. SORA (ソラ) (ex-Melt.~LOTMAN)
  • B. YUU (ユウ) (ex-Dali~LOTMAN)
  • D. Miyabi (雅) (ex-LOTMAN)

So... LOTMAN! The lineup, casual costumes, childish hiragana writing, and sort of “messy reveal” all imply to me that this new band's concept/music will be exactly the same as late-period Dali and LOTMAN―but hopefully without the same awful live-limited release schemes. Looks like we'll be waiting for February to know anything for sure, but hopefully we can get some revealing live reports after 2 Gatsu plays their first live at Planet CHILD Music's New Year countdown event on 2013-12-31!

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By the way, LOTMAN played with two lineups at their last live: first with Ren, SORA, Kayane, YUU, and Miyabi; and second with Ren, SORA, Ao, YUU, and Miyabi. In between the two lineups, the 90s-visual alter-ego band Mis†ake appeared―but this time it was actually just Dali!! In his MC, Ren mentioned that he felt the handling of Dali's last live was sort of messy, so this appearance served as a “re-do”.

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2 Gatsu has opened an official blog (“for-example-such-story”―wonder if that has to do with the band's actual name?), which you can follow for updates.

2 Gatsu 22 Nichi, Sekai ha Bokura wo Shiru. official blog
Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji will perform
Long-running session UNDER CODE PRODUCTION session band Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji (罪団法人黒十字) will perform in 2014―sort of. The session classically features dual vocalists Ren (ex-Dali) and RIKU (ex-LIN), but RIKU will not appear this time; the session has therefore been renamed to Zaidan Hitori Kurojuuji (罪団1人黒十字). Besides Ren, the session will also feature LOTMAN guitarist SORA and ex-Vior gloire bassist RENA.

Planet CHILD Music 7th anniversarySousei Ryouran -SESSIONhen- (創世繚乱-セッション編-) 2014-01-08 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) soma
Zaidan Hitori Kurojuuji 罪団1人黒十字 【V. Ren (れん) (ex-Dali ~ LOTMAN) / G. SORA (ソラ) (LOTMAN) / G. Yuu (柚) (2nd Dyz) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / D. Kaede (楓) (2nd Dyz)】
full session lineup here

Mis†ake to release new CD
Mis†ake, the 90's dark visual alter-ego band of Dali, will release a new CD at the disbandment live of LOTMAN (ロットマン) on 2013-11-25. The CD contains 4 new songs (the titles of which are unknown), costs 2,000 yen, and is limited to 44 copies.

Mis†ake
Mis†ake (From.加古川) TYPE A
Mis†ake (From.Kakogawa)
2013-11-25 2,000 yen mini-album CD-R

  1. SE
  2. モリーさん MORIIsan
  3. 水面に映る左周りの防水時計 (Re†mix) Suimen ni Utsuru Hidarimawari no Bousui Tokei (Re†mix)
  4. 「西」「瓜」・・・mask・・・ 「Sui」「ka」・・・mask・・・
  5. 13階段の踊り場と赤い消化器と青い春 13 Kaidan no Odoriba to Akai Shoukaki to Aoi Haru

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

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

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



By the way, I wonder if Zutsuu will be a “prototype” for a band which Ren has mentioned thinking about.
LOTMAN to disband(?)
LOTMAN to disband(?)

LOTMAN (ロットマン), solo project of ex-Dali vocalist Ren (苓), held a fan meeting on 2013-09-09. According to one source on Twitter, Ren announced at the meeting that he will “secede from LOTMAN” on 2013-11-25 at Ash OSAKA―and since LOTMAN is Ren's project, his secession implies disbandment.

There's no other information to be found about it at the moment, but that's just how LOTMAN operates unfortunately. In the mean time, here are some nuggets of LOTMAN info:
  • LOTMAN's new song #3 is now titled Sagyou Now (作業なう)
  • ex-Dali bassist YUU (ユウ) has been playing with LOTMAN for a while
  • LOTMAN's next live is 2013-09-21 at OSAKA RUIDO
  • They have a bunch of distributed CD-R and DVD-R―check the discography section!
  • They filmed a comment for Jackman's oneman tour―check it
  • November 25 is also the date of Dali's disbandment last year ;(
KISAKI live and special band announced!!
KISAKI live and special band announced!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



So what do you think?! Personally, I'm super excited. I just wish we could see this event!! Let's pray for a live DVD... and that SchwarzVrain and Raychel BAND will become real bands!!
Dali and LOTMAN updates
Two minor updates: LOTMAN announced an event and Dali updated their blog.

LOTMAN (solo project of ex-Dali vocalist Ren) announced an event, Mikirihassha Tokkyuu Meeting Iki (みきりはっしゃとっきゅうみぃてぃんぐ行き), to be held on 2013-09-09 at Nanba Benitsuru (a meeting hall). The event is limited to 30 people, and it seems like it will just be a quick meeting between Ren and fans, rather than a live. (?)

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Dali updated their blog on 2013-08-08 (the anniversary of their disbandment announcement). I'm not sure if the post is just really emotional, or if it's lyrics, but either way I'm posting it more to preserve the contents, since they're sure to delete it soon.

はたせないやくそくも、ぼくになるんだ。 2013-08-08

ねむれずむかえるあさになった。
やっとよるがあいそうをつかした。
まちがいさがしとこたえあわせ、
すんだあおと、くものしろと。

なんにもなれなかったぼくがうたう。
すこしだけいまはうたがっている。

おなじさびしさをこうかんした。
かわらないひびをかさねた。

だれにもなれなかったぼくがうたう。
どこにもいけないうただけれど。

これはぼくがしめすえいえんのかたち。
みらいへのわすれものなんだ。
こぼしたいわかんけせないきょむかん。
はたせないやくそくも、ぼくになるんだ。

かこをあるいても、かこにつまづいても、
ひとりなみだをしても、だいじょうぶだよ。

きっと、きみがそこにいるなら、
きっと、ぼくもそこにいるんだ。

Dali's countdown ends
Dali had been counting down the days until their disbandment live. On the image for day “0” (the day of their disbandment), a new countdown was started from “34”. In true Dali fashion, the band reached only “33” of the new countdown before lazily abandoning it―but the “0” day was reached on June 6th, and they sort of did something.

On June 6th (day “0” of the band's new countdown), Dali updated their blog with a short video clip, which I think is taken from the beginning of their last live DVD (which can be purchased via the official web shop). ...Aaaaand that's it!

Since I know Dali, I knew they would delete the video―which they have―so I saved it and reuploaded it for you. Check it out below.


WEB SHOP LAST FAIR PART:1


UNDER CODE PRODUCTION announced the first part of its web shop's last special fair today (I detailed the “0th part” in the previous post). For LAST FAIR PART:1, the web shop has updated with tons of special new items―mostly bootleg live DVDs―and has announced a very special privilege campaign!

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Dali's releases and countdown


With the completion of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's last live on May 3rd, Dali has officially disbanded... However, it seems that they're not done playing with us yet.

If you'll recall, Dali had started a mysterious countdown, posting an image of a number every day, counting down to “0”, which was on the day of UNDER CODE's last live. However, once the countdown reached “0”, the band started a new countdown, starting from “34” this time... This new countdown is paced to reach “0” on June 5th―but I'm not sure what that could possibly mean...

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Secondly, I wanted to mention Dali's live-limited releases which they sold at UNDER CODE's last event. First, they sold a second press of their live-limited single from November of last year, ROCKING CHAIR to CREEP (which itself was a 2nd press / complete edition of a two-type single sold earlier in September). The new version has no new content but does feature a new jacket.

More importantly, Dali sold a DVD with footage from their last oneman live (at which they “disbanded”―until they decided to “postpone disbandment” until UNDER CODE's last live). The DVD contains complete footage from that oneman, with the exception of encore songs, which were available instead as two privilege DVDs for spending 5,000 yen on Dali goods.

For complete information, see Dali's discography.

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ex-Dali vocalist Ren continues with his side project LOTMAN, but I'll make a separate post on that sometime. For now, let's appreciate Dali, and hope that their new countdown leads to new activity.
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION Treasure Book & LAST LIVE DVD


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

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

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

The countdown will reach 0 on May 3rd, the date of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's grand finale and dismantling. Dali will appear at that event and officially, officially, disband, so it's likely that the countdown is in regards to that dismandment/dismantling. But, who knows?, it could be counting down to something good... What do you think?
KISAKI 20th anniversary lucky bags & birthday party


KISAKI will release a special lucky bag to celebrate his 20th year of band activity! Furthermore, he has decided on a spur-of-the-moment birthday party, to be held shortly after his 20th anniversary memorial live.

KISAKI's lucky bag will include a great number of rare items (music, goods, etc.) of his successive bands from throughout his 20 year history. Furthermore, the purchase privilege is 1 cheki, and 2 photos (of 5 possible) from KISAKI's mysterious early bands (when he was only 18~20 years old!). The bag is available, in extremely limited quantities, for 3,675 yen through the official web shop.

Furthermore, KISAKI has decided on a spur-of-the-moment birthday party, to be held late on March 10th at Shinsaibashi soma, shortly after his 20th anniversary memorial live at Osaka BIG CAT earlier that day. KISAKI will appear along with his hand-picked “Chikasen's most interesting”―Ray (NEGA), KANATA (LIN), KEETO (Dali), CO- & YUKIHIRO (FUTURISM・BOYZ)―and will spend the night comfortably celebrating (no performances will take place) with attendees.

Tickets to the party are available now through the official web shop for 6,000 yen. Only an extremely limited number of attendees will be allowed, and only those 20-years-old or older will be allowed to enter!
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION memorial omnibus


UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced that, in collaboration with SHOXX, it will release its 10th anniversary memorial last omnibus, High Style Paradox 2003~2013. The mail-order-limited omnibus will be released in March, and will feature all significant bands (32 in total) signed to UNDER CODE PRODUCTION throughout its 10 years of activity.

Those who purchase the omnibus before February 28th will receive a special 24 month calendar.

Because the omnibus is mail-order-limited through SHOXX, it will not be available to overseas customers via usual means. However, I organize a group order as soon as I find a viable shopping service—expect a separate with details.

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UNDER CODE PRODUCTION last tour


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

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Posts from 2012

UNDER CODE last birthday event


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

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

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



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


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

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

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


LOTMAN (ロットマン), the solo project of ex-Dali vocalist Ren (苓), has announced a few lives! This comes as a shock since the project was thought to have been completed (and it was assumed that Ren would be inactive after Dali disbanded). Details below.

2012-12-19 at HOLIDAY OSAKA LOTMAN (ロットマン), the LEM, LOST ASH, Wizard, ELM (エルム), 「xxx」is D£AD, SUZAKU (朱)

2013-01-05 at somewhere in 东京 (Tokyo)
(onigokko)

2013-01-11 at 心斋桥 (Shinsaibashi) FAN-J
(details TBA)


The 2012 date is sponsored by rivabook and has nothing to do with UNDER CODE; LOTMAN is just appearing there. The first 2013 date simply says “onigokko somewhere in Tokyo.” But most interesting is the last one―up until their disbandment, Dali held an annual oneman on January 11th, and FAN-J was their base livehouse... I wonder if there's something special planned for that day!
Dali disbands―and makes important announcement


Today, Dali held their final oneman live, and disbanded. The set list was around 3 hours long and featured 5(!) encores. They also sold a final CD (details below). Overall, it seems that the fans unanimously found the live beautiful, and a fitting end to Dali's 7 years of activity.

Just an hour after the live, KISAKI has posted a serious announcement from Dali: Dali will appear at UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's final “dismantling” event in the spring of 2013. In other words, Dali's disbandment has been postponed until that day.



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Personally... is the phrase “Dali has postponed their disbandment” different from “Dali will hold a one day revival”? It's not as if they plan any other activity... But anyway, semantics ignored, I'm happy that Dali has just one more performance left. They will be missed.

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Their last live-limited CD was ロッキンチェアとクリープ (ROCKING CHAIR to CREEP), a compilation re-release of a two-type live-limited CD (of the same title) from September. This new version features all 3 songs from the original two-type release (which itself had 2 new songs and 1 re-recording), plus 1 additional, new re-recording. It also reveals the titles of those songs (which were previously all untitled).

Dali
ロッキンチェアとクリープ
ROCKING CHAIR to CREEP
2012-11-24 2,000 yen single CD

  1. ねむれるよるのつくりかた Nemureru Yoru no Tsukurikata
  2. デリートデリート DELETE DELETE
  3. バニラエッセンス VANILLA ESSENCE
  4. イエスタデイワンスモア YESTERDAY ONCE MORE

Alter-ego release from Dali


Dali has announced that their recently-introduced alter-ego band Mis†ake will release its first CD-R.

The CD-R―which is supposedly a 3rd pressing of Mis†ake's demotape―will be freely distributed to those who attend Dali's October 10th five-hour-long oneman live, ダリコレ2012 finale OSAKA (きかくもの) (DALI COLLE 2012 finale OSAKA (Kikakumono)). (By the way, Dali is now calling this “oneman live” (ワンマンライブ) a “wonton live” (ワンタンライブ), hahaha.). Mis†ake will also be the opening act at the live, and their PV will be played via projection at some point during the show.

By the way, since the last post I made about this, I've figured out the actual lineup of Mis†ake. Apparently, ex-Dali guitarist SAKI (サキ) is the 5th member?!
  • Voice - ソドム (SODOM) [Ren]
  • Guitar - 无印印 (Mujirushijirushi) [KEETO]
  • Guitar - 血飞沫飞沫 (Chishibukishibuki) [SAKI (ex-Dali)]
  • Bass - 弥琴 (Mikoto) [YUU]
  • Drums - 迷宫 (Mayomiya) [Shunna]
WE LOVE UNDER CODE privilege sharing program
Although it's ahead of schedule, I'm happy to announce the WE LOVE UNDER CODE privilege sharing program!

Starting today, those of you who purchase qualifying releases through CDJapan and provide proof to WE LOVE UNDER CODE will receive copies of Japan-only store privileges! The catch is that this only applies to certain releases (those which will be purchased by WE LOVE UNDER CODE staff participating in this program), and they must be purchased via the affiliate links below (this allows me to confirm the purchase, and any funds will go to special WE LOVE UNDER CODE programs planned for the rest of the year).

Participating in the program is simple: purchase one of the following qualifying CDs using the affiliate links below. Once you have completed your purchase, forward the CDJapan confirmation email to weloveucp@gmail.com, and the privilege will be mailed to you upon its release.

Further clarifying information will be forthcoming in the next week, but these are the basics. I will continue to post updates any time that releases are added to or removed from this program, or if any there are any changes in privileges.

Although CDJapan is the best store for international visual kei purchases (because of its point rewards and multitude of payment options), it's sometimes sorely lacking in privileges when compared to Japanese stores. Hopefully this program can change that, even if only for a few people. I hope that this is a welcomed program for those of you who can only purchase from CDJapan!
Updates on Dali and their album


I have a ton of little bits of Dali information for you guys, so I figured I'd just round them up into one post. First up, a few things about their upcoming best album!
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Now some random bits about the band and their activities lately:
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One more little bit about their latest alter ego band...:
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Dali
ダリコレ ディスク
DALI COLLE DISC
2012-10-10 4,200 yen collection album CD + DVD

  1. 25:54 (SE)
  2. 25:55
  3. [s]hit parade
  4. どピンクナンバー D PINK NUMBER
  5. 星屑 Hoshikuzu
  6. S.O.S
  7. 印象派ポルノ Inshouha PORNO
  8. H.N[迷子] H.N[maigo]
  9. イタミワケ ITAMI WAKE
  10. Heroine
  11. a habit
  12. -
  13. アンプレザント リハビリテーション UNPLEASANT REHABILITATION
  14. りゅうせいこうば Ryuusei Kouba
  15. スロウメロウ SLOW MELLOW

  1. Placebo
  2. ant gallery
  3. sunny
  4. [s]hit parade
  5. 星屑 Hoshikuzu
  6. イタミワケ ITAMI WAKE
  7. 印象派ポルノ Inshouha PORNO
  8. downer
  9. ヨルノハテ YORU NO HATE
  10. マイン MINE

NAGOYA threeman


In celebration of livehouse HOLDIAY NAGOYA's 7th anniversary, UNDER CODE will sponsor a threeman live featuring Dali, Megaromania, and NEGA.

HOLIDAY NAGOYA 7th anniversary commemoration threeman STRONG WORLD
2012-10-27
Dali, Megaromania, NEGA (threeman)

13 new releases available at CDJapan


Finally! The first full albums from Cu[be], REALies, SUZAKU, and Vior gloire are now available for preorder at CDJapan! Dali's last best album, LIN's album re-release and live DVD, and Megaromania's new singles and live DVD are available as well.

Cu[be]
[psycho/Ro]ckST★R
2012-09-05 3,150 yen collection album CD

  1. タナトス THANATOS
  2. 償いは自決にて・・・ Tsugunai ha Jiketsu nite・・・
  3. 256錠と後悔 256 Jou to Koukai
  4. 閃光プロローグ Senkou PROLOGUE
  5. 鬱色サヴァンと機械人形 Utsuiro SAVANT to Kikai Ningyou
  6. 断罪の雪 Danzai no Yuki
  7. Twilight ST★R
  8. Colorless Device
  9. the last wedding.
  10. ロジカルシューター LOGICAL SHOOTER
  11. split heroine days
  12. 空の記憶 Sora no Kioku

Dali
ダリコレ ディスク
DALI COLLE DISC
2012-10-10 4,200 yen collection album CD + DVD

  1. 25:54 (SE)
  2. 25:55
  3. [s]hit parade
  4. どピンクナンバー D PINK NUMBER
  5. 星屑 Hoshikuzu
  6. S.O.S
  7. 印象派ポルノ Inshouha PORNO
  8. H.N[迷子] H.N[maigo]
  9. イタミワケ ITAMI WAKE
  10. Heroine
  11. a habit
  12. -
  13. アンプレザント リハビリテーション UNPLEASANT REHABILITATION
  14. りゅうせいこうば Ryuusei Kouba
  15. スロウメロウ SLOW MELLOW

  1. Placebo
  2. ant gallery
  3. sunny
  4. [s]hit parade
  5. 星屑 Hoshikuzu
  6. イタミワケ ITAMI WAKE
  7. 印象派ポルノ Inshouha PORNO
  8. downer
  9. ヨルノハテ YORU NO HATE
  10. マイン MINE

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

Megaromania
Propaganda TYPE:A
Propaganda -PROPAGANDA-
2012-10-17 3,150 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

  1. Propaganda
  2. Necrophilia

  1. Propaganda (PROMOTION CLIP)
  2. 「European tour 2012」 ドキュメント前編 「European tour2012」 DOCUMENT Zenpen

Megaromania
Propaganda -プロパガンダ- type B
Propaganda -PROPAGANDA-
2012-10-17 1,890 yen maxi-single CD

  1. Propaganda
  2. Demonic Mephist
  3. God of Megaromania-純血ノ刻印‐ (BONUS TRACK) God of Megaromania-Junketsu no Kokuin- (BONUS TRACK)

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-

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)

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REALies
LEVEL. TYPE:A
2012-10-03 5,250 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

  1. Lv.
  2. 衝動 Shoudou
  3. NEXT⇒
  4. As'ever
  5. CHANGE!
  6. Plug[I]n
  7. ability Aggregate
  8. 180
  9. 星の降る街 Hoshi no Furu Machi
  10. NuAGE

  1. NuAGE
  2. D.O.P.E
  3. 曖昧カテゴライズ Aimai CATEGORIZE
  4. 色彩Polaroid. Shikisai Polaroid.
  5. Plug[I]n
  6. SKY AROUND
  7. 浮遊グラフィック Fuyuu GRAPHIC
  8. CHANGE!
  9. LaST A GaINST
  10. NEXT⇒

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REALies
LEVEL. TYPE:B
2012-10-03 3,150 yen maxi-single CD

  1. Lv.
  2. 衝動 Shoudou
  3. NEXT⇒
  4. As'ever
  5. CHANGE!
  6. Plug[I]n
  7. ability Aggregate
  8. sweet/rouge (BONUS TRACK)
  9. 180
  10. 星の降る街 Hoshi no Furu Machi
  11. NuAGE

SUZAKU
絶彩執
Zessaishuu
2012-09-26 3,990 yen album CD + DVD

  1. 人間失格 -SE- Ningenshikkaku -SE-
  2. 曲ガル睡蓮`駆ケル[11ul] Magaru Suiren ` Kakeru [11ul]
  3. テオナナカトル TEONANACATL
  4. 腐れ恋 Kusarekoi
  5. 桜歌乱舞 Oukaranbu
  6. 大義乃桜 Taigi no Sakura
  7. Go
  8. 妙楽ノイド -class C- Taeranoid -class C-
  9. 舌禍粧 Zekkashou
  10. 『 』曰わく、 『』 Iwaku、

  1. 腐れ恋 (PV) Kusarekoi (PV)

Vior gloire
Gloomy and wakeful night
2012-10-24 3,150 yen album CD

  1. prologue1
  2. 悲しみの地に咲く花 Kanashimi no Chi ni Saku Hana
  3. DEATH PARADE
  4. インスパイア INSPIRE
  5. prologue2
  6. 狂い果てた現実に見た世界 Kurui Hate Genjitsu ni Mita Sekai
  7. リリアス・ソフィーと憂鬱 LILIAS ・ SOPHIE to Yuuutsu
  8. prologue3
  9. DEAD the CREATOR
  10. despair
  11. prologue4
  12. イロノナイセカイ IRONONAI SEKAI
  13. 君が居ない部屋 Kimi ga Inai Heya
  14. Locus

Dali's important announcement... disbandment


Dali held their sponsored event today, at which they finally made their important announcement: Dali will disband.

Before disbanding, they'll release a best album, embark on their last event tour, and then hold a last oneman tour. No specific date has been marked as their disbandment day―I assume it's November 25th, the last day of their oneman tour, but it could also be at a later, TBA, date.

As for the best album, it features a new SE, but is otherwise comprised of previously-released tracks, with no changes. It does, however, contain a few songs which some fans might not have heard before: 25:55 (web shop limited), D PINK NUMBER (live limited remake of standard pink number), and Ryuusei Kouba (live limited). Similarly, all PVs on the DVD are previously-released as well. Full info is below.

Dali
ダリコレ ディスク
DALI COLLE DISC
2012-10-10 4,200 yen collection album CD + DVD

  1. 25:54 (SE)
  2. 25:55
  3. [s]hit parade
  4. どピンクナンバー D PINK NUMBER
  5. 星屑 Hoshikuzu
  6. S.O.S
  7. 印象派ポルノ Inshouha PORNO
  8. H.N[迷子] H.N[maigo]
  9. イタミワケ ITAMI WAKE
  10. Heroine
  11. a habit
  12. -
  13. アンプレザント リハビリテーション UNPLEASANT REHABILITATION
  14. りゅうせいこうば Ryuusei Kouba
  15. スロウメロウ SLOW MELLOW

  1. Placebo
  2. ant gallery
  3. sunny
  4. [s]hit parade
  5. 星屑 Hoshikuzu
  6. イタミワケ ITAMI WAKE
  7. 印象派ポルノ Inshouha PORNO
  8. downer
  9. ヨルノハテ YORU NO HATE
  10. マイン MINE


Dali last event tour イエスタデイワンスツア (YESTERDAY ONCE TOUR)
2012-08-14 at 埼玉会館ホール (Saitama Kaikan HALL)
2012-08-17 at SHIBUYA-REX
2012-08-23 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
2012-08-30 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
2012-08-31 at 梅田 (Umeda) SHANGRILA
2012-09-10 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) soma
2012-09-11 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) soma
2012-10-06 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER
2012-10-10 at OSAKA RUIDO
2012-10-16 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO-K4
2012-10-17 at 仙台 (Sendai) BIRDLAND
2012-10-18 at 新潟 (Niigata) GOLDEN PIGS-BLACK STAGE-
2012-10-19 at 金沢 (Kanazawa) VAN VAN V4
2012-10-21 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
2012-10-23 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ
2012-10-25 at 博多 (Hakata) DRUM SON
2012-10-27 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
2012-10-28 at ESAKA MUSE
2012-10-31 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO-K4
2012-11-09 at ESAKA MUSE
2012-11-10 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) CLUB 3STAR IMAIKE
2012-11-12 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO-K3


Dali LAST ONEMAN TOUR おなじいろのえのぐばかりつかうなくすぼくのアート (Onajiiro no Enogu Bakari Tsukau Nakusu Boku no ART)

2012-11-11 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER
Dali (oneman)

2012-11-23 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
Dali (oneman)

2012-11-24 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
Dali (oneman)

2012-11-25 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
Dali (oneman) (disbandment?)

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!
Dali announces distributed CD


Dali has just announced that they will freely distribute a new song at their August 8th sponsored event, ダリコレ2012 finale TOKYO (DALI COLLE 2012 finale TOKYO).

The “cover art” below accompanied the announcement, but it's not known if it's actually cover art or just a random image. If it is cover art, then the title of the new song is probably “Kaifuuhi” as indicated―if not, then I'm not sure what the song is called!

Either way, the phrase 開封日 is interesting―it means “day of breaking the seal.” Could this possibly mean that Dali's important announcement (which they will make at the event) could be a good one rather than bad?

Dali
開封日
Kaifuuhi
2012-08-08 0 yen single CD

  1. 開封日 Kaifuuhi

TAKAFUMI's birthday sessions revealed


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

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

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

  • トモダチ (tomodachi)

  • Riddick

  • MASKED RIDER SYSTEM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. 25:55

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

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

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

  1. Plug[I]n
  2. ハルジオン HARUJION

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

  1. 桜歌乱舞 Ouka Ranbu

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

Dali twoman
Dali and TOMODACHI twoman

Dali has announced that they will hold a twoman live with recently-revived Double River Record band トモダチ。 (tomodachi.). At the live, the bands will cover each others' songs!

Dali × tomodachi. 2MAN LIVEダリトモ。 (DALITOMO。) 2012-08-23 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
Dali, トモダチ。 (tomodachi.)

Dali's announcement live
Dali will make an important announcement

Dali has announced the finale to their year long sponsored event live series. ダリコレ2012 finale TOKYO (DALI COLLE 2012 finale TOKYO) will be held on August 8th at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO-K4. At the event, the band will make an important announcement

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION PRESENTS Dali sponsored eventダリコレ2012 finale TOKYO (DALI COLLE 2012 finale TOKYO) 2012-08-08 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUDIO-K4

Dali (important announcement), Vior gloire, ポルターガイスト (POLTERGEIST), カドナ (CADENAS), RagEnd, ROMiO., RedruM, De/ash, Synk;yet

Phantasmagoria tribute 2012


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

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

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


[Band Profile] KAKASHI
So, long story short, I discovered a folder of webpages that I'd saved years ago, and that inspired me to dig up a little more information about an old band called カカシ (KAKASHI).

The reason I [and you should] care about カカシ (KAKASHI) is their band history: the guitarist was also in シュガーフォークフル (SUGAR FORKFUL) and Dali, and the vocalist was in Marvelous Maiden and has been a long time UNDER CODE PRODUCTION staff member! So as you can see, although KAKASHI was never affiliated with UCP, the members definitely have a history with the label.

Vo. タカフミ (TAKAFUMI) / Gu. シュンサク (SHUNSAKU) / Ba. 雛 (HINA) / Dr. トヲル (TOWORU)

  • Vo. タカフミ (TAKAFUMI) BIRTHDAY 8/30 [カカシ (KAKASHI) → R.E.D → Marvelous Maiden (+ UNDER CODE PRODUCTION staff)]
  • Gu. シュンサク (SHUNSAKU) BIRTHDAY 7/29 [カカシ (KAKASHI) → シュガーフォークフル (SUGAR FORKFUL) → Dali]
  • Ba. 朝比奈 雛 (ASAHINA HINA) BIRTHDAY 11/13 [カカシ (KAKASHI) → ギル (GILL) → Villain → FOWR]
  • Dr. トヲル (TOWORU) BIRTHDAY 2/18 [カカシ (KAKASHI) → ラチ (LACHI)]

【BIOGRAPHY】カカシ (KAKASHI) was formed in 2003 by leader シュンサク (SHUNSAKU). They held their first live on December 23rd, at which they freely distributed their first CD, 少年時代 (Shounen Jidai). (At this live, トヲル (TOWORU) served as support drummer; it wasn't until January 25th, 2004, that he officially joined the band.)
Only three months after forming, the band seemed to be gaining momentum: on 2004-03-15 they freely distributed a second press of 少年時代 (Shounen Jidai), and on 2004-03-28 they held their first oneman live. However, on May 21st of that year, they announced that they would soon disband.

The band's first live in 2004 was held on 2004-01-25, and トヲル (TOWORU) officially joined the band at this live. On 2004-03-15, the band freely distributed a second press of 少年時代 (Shounen Jidai). Later that month, on 2004-03-28, the band held their first oneman live. However, on 2004-05-21, the band announced that they would soon disband.

On June 13th, 2004, カカシ (KAKASHI) participated in the omnibus release BAD FLOWER. However, on July 10th, the band held its final live at 神戸 (Kobe) MerseyBeat and disbanded. At that live, the band sold its final release, a mini-album called 我愁 (我愁). (The full tracklisting of that release is unknown, but it is known to have contained the songs 沈丁花 (Shinchouge) and 風切羽 (Kazakiribane).)

Immediately after カカシ (KAKASHI) disbanded, guitarist シュンサク (SHUNSAKU) joined the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION band シュガーフォークフル (SUGAR FORKFUL), and would later work his way to Dali (although he left that band in its infancy, and has not worked since). Vocalist タカフミ (TAKAFUMI) eventually formed the band Marvelous Maiden, but is more known for being the head staff at UNDER CODE PRODUCTION. Bassist 雛 (HINA) joined a few small bands, the most recent being ex-MIRAGE band FOWR. Finally, drummer トヲル (TOWORU) has been fairly inactive, except for a short stint in a band called ラチ (LACHI).


【LIVE HISTORY】
  • 2003-12-23 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) DROP BAD FLOWER
  • 2004-01-25 at 神戸 (Kobe) MerseyBeat 夢幻の宴 (Mugen no Utage)
  • 2004-03-15 at 西九条 (Nijikujoueki) BRAND NEW   01. 蝉 (Semi)
      02. 沈丁花 (Shinchouge)
      03. 失恋 (Shitsuren)
      04. 少年時代 (Shounen Jidai)
      05. 憂鬱空と桟橋と (Yuuutsu Sora to Sanbashi to)
  • 2004-03-28 at 難波 (Nanba) ROCKETS 郷愁少年隊難波単独興行 (Kyoushuu Shounentai Nanba Tandoku Kougyou)
      01. 憂鬱空と桟橋と (Yuuutsu Sora to Sanbashi to)
      02. 少年時代 (Shounen Jidai)
      03. 失恋 (Shitsuren)
      04. 沈丁花 (Shinchouge)
      05. 蝉 (Semi)
      06. わかれうた (Wakare Uta) by 雛&シュンサク (Hina & SHUNSAKU)
      07. 秒「」深 (Byou「」Shin) (DIR EN GREY cover)
      08. 赤紙 (Akagami)
      09. 顔の無い蝶 (Kao nonai Chou)
      10. 風切羽 (Kazakiribane)
      11. 憂鬱空と桟橋と (Yuuutsu Sora to Sanbashi to)
      EN 01. 少年時代 (Shounen Jidai)
  • 2004-04-03 at 神戸 (Kobe) MerseyBeat
  • 2004-04-23 at 姫路 (Himeji) BETA
  • 2004-05-01 at 神戸 (Kobe) MerseyBeat   -SE-
      01. 赤紙 (Akagami)
      02. 沈丁花 (Shinchouge)
      -MC-
      03. 失恋 (Shitsuren)
      04. 風切羽 (Kazakiribane)
      05. 蝉 (Semi)
  • 2004-05-21 at 西九条 (Nijikujoueki) BRAND NEW
  • 2004-06-13 at 北堀江 (Kitahorie) club vision
  • 2004-06-30 at 西九条 (Nijikujoueki) BRAND NEW
  • 2004-07-10 at 神戸 (Kobe) MerseyBeat

Well, that's all the information I have! I hope you enjoyed this random post about an old band.
[Archived] Dali Limited Releases available at CDJapan
I was so excited when I saw this I wanted to let other Dali fans know! Some of Dali's previously live or UCP Webshop only releases are now available at CDJapan. Ryusei Koba is a sweet and melancholy song that became an instant favourite for me, and 25:55 has a CD cover that was hand-drawn by Ren. They're only 1000yen each, so cheap~!

CDJapan is very easy to use, and has a generous point collection system for future discounts. I also found the Next Innovators (Suzaku, Voir gloire, Cube release) there in case anyone was looking for it.

This sounds like a CDJapan ad. I don't work for CDJapan (^_^;;)
UNDER CODE 9th anniversary addition
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION recently announced an additional event to its “RIOT GALE of NINE YEARS” live series, which celebrates its 9th anniversary.

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

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

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

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

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

SELFISH DREAMER with Anjyu'
UNDER CODE is sponsoring an event for 兼継 (Kentz), ex drummer of 「あゃ」 (「Aya」) and chariots, as he retires from the music scene. (I mentioned this live in a previous post, but full details have since been revealed.)



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

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

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

Posts from 2011

[Archived] Dali update
Dali's new flyer has been published, so I have some updates for you:

First of all, some time ago I mentioned that Dali had three upcoming releases: a limited single called Rarirurero in November, an unannounced release in December, and a limited single called 25:55 in January. That news was from official sources—KISAKI mentioned the December release, and the band's page at the OHP mentioned (and still does) the November and January releases.

Now that the band has published a new flyer, it's clear that the only release will be the one in January. I'm not sure what happened—perhaps releases were initially planned but then cancelled—but it seems that Dali will only release the one new song, 25:55, until at least March of 2012 :(.

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Oh, but a final note: KISAKI did tweet recently that the band had good ideas for some sort of project, but that they were really slow about realizing them. So perhaps Dali has moved back those Rarirurero and unannounced releases back to a later date.

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In better news, the flyer mentions a twoman with SOMATIC GUARDIAN (which will be their second time; guess the two bands are good friends!). The twoman will be held over two days and will be called めらんこりっくんらん (Melancholikunran). More details will apparently be announced later.

Dali and SOMATIC GUARDIAN twoman 2012 めらんこりっくんらん (Melancholikunran)
2012-02-11 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
2012-02-18 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) FNV


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Also, if you hadn't noticed, Dali updated their group and profile pictures at their official page. It's the same photoshoot before, but they added some [tacky] effects and got rid of the cool rainbow light. ;(

[Archived] Actually, two new songs from Dali
It seems that Dali will release two limited singles in upcoming months. I previously reported that the new song 25:55 would be released on 2012-01-11, but now it seems that there's to be another before that: らりるれろ (Rarirurero) will be released on 2011-11-11.

Again, the singles will only be sold at the band's oneman lives and through the official web shop. Anyway, I'm excited! (And I wonder if these are taking the place of the December release that KISAKI mentioned—I hope not!)

[Archived] Dali has a new look...
Dali has a new look, and it's fucking great!


So hopefully their December release will be announced soon. I'm so excited!!

[Archived] Dali: new events, new oneman, new song
Cross-posted from :

Dali information ban has been lifted! Partially.

The details for two more Dali Collection 2011 events have been released (well, actually, I'm pretty sure the details for one were already released, but whatever).

Dali Tokyo Osaka sponsored event ダリコレ2011 autumn OSAKA (DALI COLLE 2011)
2011-10-09 at OSAKA MUSE
Dali, Vior gloire, Vallquar, パノラマ虚構ゼノン (Xenon), Riddick, SILICA, バラッド (BALLAD), SOL, アメダマ (AMEDAMA), Daydream


ダリコレ2011 winter TOKYO (DALI COLLE 2011)
2011-12-17 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER
Dali, ポルターガイスト (POLTERGEIST), JILLS BLUE ROSES, BELLCUBE, DROSER OBLAAT., Synk;yet, ラムフ (LAMF), MissJellyFish, 水樂 (Byakura), カドナ (CADENAS), 瀬戸の花嫁 (Seto no Hanayome)
unspecified present freely distributed



More importantly, they've announced two “solo performances,” which are known as oneman lives by sane people.

Dali solo performances センチメンタルレンタル TOKYO (SENTIMENTAL RENTAL TOKYO)
2011-11-11 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) CLUB CRAWL
Dali (oneman)

センチメンタルレンタル OSAKA (SENTIMENTAL RENTAL OSAKA)
2012-01-11 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
Dali (oneman)
live-limited CD on sale


Most importantly of all, they announced the release of a new song called 25:55. The CD will be live and official web shop -limited. It will go on sale on 2011-01-11 (at the OSAKA oneman), but the price has not yet been specified.

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If KISAKI was telling the truth, they still have a regular release to announce for December. So I dunno what's going on with that, but hopefully it will be announced soon.

Oh, and by the way, I was about to nerdrage so hard when I saw that limited CD, but then I noticed the “official web shop” bit and cried tears of joy. Yessssss!

[Archived] new Dali release announced!
KISAKI announced on his blog that Dali will release a new CD sometime in December.

I was a bit scared what's up with them because they release stuff so sporadically nowadays but looks like my prayers have been answered. :D Lookin' forward to it! I liked their last offering.

(source)
[Archived] Dali free oneman goods
Dali is holding a free oneman on the 8th called ダリコレ2011 pajamas (DALI COLLECTION 2011 pajamas) at HOLIDAY OSAKA. (And hopefully you knew that—the band has been holding up flyers for the oneman in every picture they've been featured in, including the Style Council I just posted about |D)

Anyway, the band has announced the goods that they'll be selling at the live. Of course, there are some ones that are live-limited.
  • CDs/DVDs
  • Cheki
  • Photosets
  • T-shirt
  • Limited DVD “いえないないようDVDつう (Ienainaiyou DVD Two)”
Those who spend at least 3,000 yen on CDs/DVDs plus at least 2,000 yen on the other goods (a total of 5,000 yen) will be allowed to partake in a photo session with the band. The photos will be a five-shot (all four members plus the customer), with the customer allowed to sit by their favorite member. Two-shots (customer + their favorite member) are also allowed instead. However, there are limited slots available, so if you're going, be sure to purchase stuff early!

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Originally posted at Dali fan community

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Ahh, I want that live-limited DVD, but I can never get Dali's distributed stuff ;( Ah well~

[Archived] Dali free oneman
Dali has “hastily decided” to hold a free oneman this August! The oneman will be part of their ダリコレ2011 (DALI COLLE 2011) series, and this entry will be called... pajamas! Yep.

Dali free oneman ダリコレ2011 pajamas (DALI COLLE 2011 pajamas)
2011-08-08 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
Dali (free oneman)



Hm, I suppose everyone will be wearing their underwear? That would be cool

[Archived] Dali and Megaromania twoman + events
It has been suddenly decided that Dali and Megaromania will hold a versus twoman in May. A special version of the long-running Chikasen TOP5 session band will also appear as a special guest. Finally, a new band (featuring ex-brodiaea guitarist KEI!) will appear as an opening act, and there will be a special large session at the end.

Dali VS Megaromania TWOMAN+α The Resonant -brave-
2011-05-05 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
  • Megaromania VS Dali
  • 地下線顔面偏差値TOP4+1!? (Chikasen Ganmen Hensachi TOP4+1!?) (guest) V. 儿 (Jin, Nega); G. SAN (Nega); G. MIZUKI (Lin); B. Toshiya (Arc); D. REIYA (Lin)
  • Vior (opening act) V. まひる (Mahiru, ex-GRiST); G. ケイ (KEI, ex-brodiaea); G. みつき (Mitsuki, ex-GRiST); B. シズク (SHIZUKU); D. リョー (RYOO, ex-LAGING)
  • (large session)


I wanna go ;O;

[Archived] Dali tracklisting
I know this is totally surprising, but UNDER CODE never released the tracklisting for Dali's new single. The single was released yesterday, so, thanks to shops, we now have that info:

Dali -
セイメイロンリイダイタイアイタイ TYPE A (SEIMEI LONELY DAITAI AITAI)
2011-04-06; 2,100 yen; maxi-single CD+DVD; UCCD-285A
manufactured by UNDER CODE PRODUCTION & distributed by Free-Will

CD 01. マイン (MINE)
CD 02. 繊維に閉じ込めた春 (Seni ni Tojikometa Haru)
CD 03. SンセーショナEルモーション (S ENSATIONAL E MOTION)
DVD 01. マイン (MINE) PV

セイメイロンリイダイタイアイタイ TYPE B (SEIMEI LONELY DAITAI AITAI)
2011-04-06; 2,100 yen; maxi-single CD+DVD; UCCD-285B
manufactured by UNDER CODE PRODUCTION & distributed by Free-Will

01. マイン (MINE)
02. 繊維に閉じ込めた春 (Seni ni Tojikometa Haru)
03. ソラ0.8mg (SOLA 0.8mg) (bonus track)
04. SンセーショナEルモーション (S ENSATIONAL E MOTION)


It will be a long while before my copies arrive. Waiting is tortuous~

[Archived] New release and lives for Dali!!
Dali has fiiiiiinally announced some new activities!

First, they'll release their first CD in over a year, a maxi-single called セイメイロンリイダイタイアイタイ (SEIMEI LONELY DAITAI AITAI). The single will be released in two types on 2011-04-06, the A type containing a PV and the B type containing a bonus track. Those who purchase both types from the official web shop will receive a special DVD + a signed cheki of the member of their choice.

UNDER CODE has been oddly specific with info about their CD publishing lately, and I'm not sure if it's significant in any way, or just them being weird. But just in case: this maxi-single is released and published by UNDER CODE PRODUCTION, and distributed by FWD Distribution (Free-Will).

Dali
セイメイロンリイダイタイアイタイ -A Type- (SEIMEI LONELY DAITAI AITAI)
2011-04-06; 2,100 yen; maxi-single CD+DVD
webshop privilege for buying both: special DVD + signed cheki

CD 01. (Unannounced new song)
CD 02. (Unannounced new song)
CD 03. (Unannounced new song)
DVD 01. マイン (MINE) PV

セイメイロンリイダイタイアイタイ -B Type- (SEIMEI LONELY DAITAI AITAI)
2011-04-06; 1,890 yen; maxi-single CD
webshop privilege for buying both: special DVD + signed cheki

01. (Unannounced new song)
02. (Unannounced new song)
03. (Unannounced new song)
04. ソラ0.8mg (SORA 0.8mg)

And of course, they've announced a bunch of lives to celebrate the release. First up is a special sponsored event, at which they'll play a longer set than usual. And it seems that Ren's solo project ロットマン (LOTMAN) will also be there!

After that, it seems that they're making ダリコレ2011 (DALI KORE 2011) a series of sorts. They previously announced the winter version (which will be held in February), but now they've announced spring versions in Tokyo and Osaka. Unfortunately, it seems that they haven't decided the lineup of any lives after April, so that info will be coming later.

And finally, as a “final” to their CD release celebration lives, they'll be holding a threeman at their “home” livehouse, FANJ-twice. But again, the lineup hasn't been announced. I wonder who the other two bands will be!

Dali CD release celebration sponsored event アイマイマインドオーディトリアム (AIMAI MIND AUDITORIUM)
2011-04-09 at ESAKA MUSE
Dali (60 minute stage), chariots (guest), PERESTROIKA (guest), ロットマン (LOTMAN)
※ Unannounced present for those who attend



Dali CD release celebration sponsored event series ダリコレ2011 spring TOKYO (DALI KORE 2011 spring TOKYO)
2011-04-17 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) RUIDO-K3
Dali, VizeL, DyIng messagE, BELLCUBE, VIRULENT, 針槐, Blackberry, Q'be, Moderato

2011-04-23 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER
Dali, ポルターガイスト (POLTERGEIST), DyIng messagE, LucaRia, Lauder, L~Lotus~, Arpege, セインティア (SAINTIA), Laelia, JokArt au Legal

2011-05-14 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER
Dali, (additional lineup unannounced)

ダリコレ2011 spring OSAKA (DALI KORE 2011 spring OSAKA)
2011-05-28 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
Dali, (additional lineup unknown)



Dali CD release celebration FINAL threeman イイタイマインドオーディトリアム (IITAI MIND AUDITORIUM)
2011-05-29 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER
Dali, (additional lineup unknown)



And last but not least, they don't have a new look, but they do have a new flyer which you can see here.

Are you excited? I know I am! It will have been over a year since their last official release when this CD comes out. It better be good!! Are you planning to buy Dali's new CD?

Posts from 2010

[Archived] Dali oneman and two day sponsored event
Dali has announced their annual January 11th oneman, as well as a two day sponsored event. And just to spite me (us), they've decide to have another live-limited release of new songs!

Dali oneman 2011 りゅうせいこうば (Ryuusei Kouba)
2011-01-11 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
※ New song distributed freely to those who attend

Dali sponsored event 2DAYS ダリコレ2011 winter (DALI COLLE 2011 winter)
2011-02-19 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER
Dali, Rubik, Amber Bullet, VURNY, OROCHI, A'lrelius, 『Я苺-アールベリー-』 (Я Berry), PieRiS, THE COLD MILK, Pan-d-ra

2011-02-20 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER
Dali, Ziggrat, Metry, As If in the darkness, La fleur de l'ange, ELECTNINE, VARIATIONS, Laelia, BALLY, velgat


Being dead serious right now--does anyone know any friends/shopping services in Japan that could possibly go to the January oneman for me D:?

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

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

But for those of you with especially nice shopping services or friends in Japan, here are links to the order pages:
[Archived] Shunsaku on Twitter...?
Okay, I'm not a bit sure whether it's really him, but that's why I'm posting it.

Takaya ((Livqueur Records, ex-カレン)) is following a certain individual on twitter. His name is 竣作 (Shunsaku) and he also has Shunsaku's photo. So, the question is, is it really Shunsaku from Dali/SUGAR FORKFUL?
I truly hope so ;__;

Opinions?


[Archived] Dali's vocalist on Twitter




苓 
can be stalked in the following link:

http://twitter.com/dali_ren
[Archived] Dali's distributing CD and autumn sponsored event
Dali distributed a new song at their 2010-08-01 live last night. The song is called delete delete, and, uh, if you find it for sale let me know because I'm going crazy over not being able to get it. You can see a picture of the please-God-let-me-get-it CD here.

Dali -
delete delete
2010-08-01; 0 yen; live-limited distribution CD
01. delete delete

Also, KISAKI mentioned in his blog that Dali will be sponsoring an event on 2010-11-11 at 難波 (Nanba) ROCKETS. No details are available yet, but hopefully it's to celebrate a new release? Please?

[Archived] Dali and SOMATIC GUARDIAN Coupling Tour
Dali will be embarking with SOMATIC GUARDIAN on a coupling tour this September called Melancholic Force. The short tour will kick off on 2010-09-03 and will last for only three shows.

Dali × SOMATIC GUARDIAN coupling tour Melancholic Force
  • 2010-09-03 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) BlackHole Dali, SOMATIC GUARDIAN, diva, MoNoLith, 我羇道 (Gakido), Re:dis, gaudie., C≠P
  • 2010-09-10 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA Dali, SOMATIC GUARDIAN, diva, GRiST, Re:dis, C≠P, Cu[be], AmberBullet
  • 2010-09-11 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice Dali, SOMATIC GUARDIAN, diva, GRiST, Re:dis, MoNoLith, C≠P, Fang, 愛飴羅 (Aira), Xenon

It's pretty random of those two to get together, but it's nice to see Dali embarking on a tour (even if it's just a short one!). What do you guys think of the lineup?

[Archived] Live Event~
UNDER CODE is sponsoring a really cool event. It's called 地下線ボーカリストシャッフル祭!? (Chikasen VOCALIST SHUFFLE Matsuri!?) and, well, that pretty much says it all. Several UCP bands will play, but with different vocalists: 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) with 翠 (Sui); Megaromania with 儿 (Jin); Nega with 苓 (Ren); Arc with 拓 (Taku); and Dali with KO-JI. The event is to take place on 2010-07-14 at OSAKA MUSE.

[Archived] Mass Update Part ①
・・・Mass Update Trilogy・・・
—Jet-black Prologue—

I've been sick and busy with school, so I've missed a bunch of stuff. So here's mass update part one, with part two to come after class. I know you're excited!

平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) and ClearVeil have new samples up at the OHP. Prism. and Blazing Star.

平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) and ClearVeil also have cover art for their new singles up at the OHP. You can see them both here, waaaay at the bottom. They kind of suck huh?

③ As I said a few days ago, it looks like UNDER CODE has decided to post small cover art again instead of large cover art. Lame. as. fuck.

④ Cover art for the new Dali new single can be seen at their website, in 700 px glory (this is how it should be done, UCP webmaster!). Here's the A type and the B type.

⑤ Tracklistings for the new Dali have been revealed as well (through Dali's own website, once again~). Details of those are beloooow. Also, .

⑥ More details about that 水風船 (Mizufuusen) vs (有)ネガエンタープライゼス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) twoman. The “battle” will be based on attendance, and whichever band gets the lowest attendance over both battles will have to accept some “humiliating” punishment.

⑦ ↑ From that same event, news for SIVA fans: the opening act for both “battles” will be Lucky13, a session band featuring KAIRI and 雄一 (Yuichi) of SIVA. The session also features bassist 奏 (Kanade), possibly ex-ギズモ (GIZMO), and drummer ヒラマ (HIRAMA), ex-no freaking clue.

Synside will sponsor a three events over three consecutive months. First, ネオ・イデア-内在する仮想- (NEO ・ IDEA -Naizaisuru Kasou-) on 2010-05-05, and, second, イドラ-流転色彩- (IDOLA -Ruten Shikisai-) on 2010-06-20. The third event has not been announced yet. Attendees of both events will receive a special, unannounced present (why can't UNDER CODE ever just tell us ;~;?). Also, .

⑨ UNDER CODE PRODUCTION and 九翟 (the label of DI3SIRAE, VELGREED) are co-sponsoring an event on 2010-05-16 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice called BATTLE CIRCUS. The event will feature UNDER CODE bands Arc (addition decided), Dali, ClearVeil, and Synside, 九翟 band VELGREED, and LAGING (not sure if they're on 九翟 or not). Also! Anyone know how to romanize 九翟? Because 翟 does not come up anywhere. The label's CDs are NFCD-00X, so I'm assuming it's Nine F(something)... Anyway, moving on.

ClearVeil is sponsoring a new event tour called Royal Clover Club. The tour includes 2010-05-28 and 29 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER, 2010-06-23 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice, and 2010-06-24 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) HEARTLAND.

Dali -
トリコロールクロール (TRICOLOR CRAWL) -A Type-
  2010-04-14; 2,100 yen; Maxi-single CD+DVD; UCCD-261A; Limited pressings
  CD 01. ヨルノハテ (YORU NO HATE)
  CD 02. S.O.S(sick of sick)
  CD 03. スロウメロウ (SLOW MELLOW)
  DVD 01. ヨルノハテ (YORU NO HATE) PV
コトリコロールクロール (TRICOLOR CRAWL) -B Type-
  2010-04-14; 1,890 yen; Maxi-single CD; UCCD-261B; Limited pressings
  01. ヨルノハテ (YORU NO HATE)
  02. S.O.S(sick of sick)
  03. タイハイヤクニタタズ (TAIHAI YAKU NI TATAZU) (Bonus track)
  04. スロウメロウ (SLOW MELLOW)

2010-04-02 Edit: Dali's official website says S.O.S(sick of sick), but UNDER CODE's official website says S.O.S only. I'll update again when the CD is actually released.

[Archived] UNDER CODE's 7th Anniversary
March will mark the 7th anniversary of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's formation. It's a huge milestone for the label, especially because that means it has officially outlasted Matina! To celebrate the anniversary, the label is making some very rare releases available via the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP, for a very limited time only!

① First, they're releasing official bootleg live DVDs of several session bands. Since they're bootlegs, the camera quality isn't amazing, but there will never be another chance to see these bands again! The DVDs range in price from 2,000 yen to 2,940 yen, so I'm assuming some are longer than others. Get them now if you want them!

② Second, the label's releasing a brand new lucky bag! Like the new year lucky bag, this one will contain 25,000 to 30,000 yen's worth of goods for only 3,675 yen. However, this one is even more special. Each set will contain a designed tote bag, the aforementioned goods, and a special “trading” DVD! Each DVD contains a comment and rehearsal footage (1 song) from one band. There are seven DVDs in total, and the one you get is completely random. However, anyone who buys three sets of lucky bags will receive all seven DVDs automatically! Reservations begin March 1st, and the bag will be sent out on April 10th. Quantities are extremely limited, so order now!

Anjyu' (one day revival) -
OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD
  2010-02-26; 2,940 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings
  01. (Live footage from 2009-09-22 one day revival)
  (JUKI from Aigis, YUKKIE and Yoshi from HEISEI ISHIN, and hina ex-Anjyu')

妃&関西貴族 (Kisaki & Kansai Kizoku) -
OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD
  2010-02-26; 2,940 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings
  01. (Live footage from 2006-10-14)
  (RAME from VIDOLL, JUN and KISAKI from Phantasmagoria, TAKKEN from CODMO A, and Tooru from 12012)
OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD
  2010-02-26; 2,940 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings
  01. (Live footage from 2006-10-31)
  (RAME and GIRU from VIDOLL, Tsukasa ex-bis, KISAKI from Phantasmagoria, and Tooru from 12012)

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

Pashya (one day revival) -
OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 1
  2010-02-26; 2,940 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings
  01. (Live footage from 2009-09-22 one day revival)
  (Io and Hijiri ex-Pashya, Akito and Reiya from chariots)
OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2
  2010-02-26; 2,100 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings
  01. (Live footage from 2010-01-17 one day revival)
  (Io and Hijiri ex-Pashya, Akito and Reiya from chariots)

罪団法人黒十字2009 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2009) -
OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD
  2010-02-26; 2,100 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings
  01. (Live footage from 2009-09-22 one day revival)
  (Riku and Matoi from Phantasmagoria, Ren and KEETO from Dali, KEI and Mahiro ex-brodiaea)

罪団法人黒十字2010 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2010) -
OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD
  2010-02-26; 2,100 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings
  01. (Live footage from 2010-01-08 one day revival)
  (Riku from Phantasmagoria, Ren, KEETO, YUU, and Shunna from Dali, and Ryuuto from ClearVeil)

V.A. -
7th Anniversary Lucky Bag
  2010-04-10; 3,675 yen; Lucky bag; Limited quantities
  ・ Specially designed tote bag
  ・ 25,000 to 30,000 yen's worth of goods
  ・ One of seven random special trading DVDs
7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -A Type-
  2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings
  01. Phantasmagoria: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song
  02. Phantasmagoria: Comment
7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -B Type-
  2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings
  01. chariots: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song
  02. chariots: Comment
7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -C Type-
  2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings
  01. 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN): Rehearsal footage of unannounced song
  02. 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN): Comment
7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -D Type-
  2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings
  01. ネガ (Nega): Rehearsal footage of unannounced song
  02. ネガ (Nega): Comment
7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -E Type-
  2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings
  01. Dali: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song
  02. Dali: Comment
7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -F Type-
  2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings
  01. Megaromania: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song
  02. Megaromania: Comment
7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -G Type-
  2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings
  01. Arc: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song
  02. Arc: Comment

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I honestly wish I could get it all! The bootleg DVDs especially. I know UNDER CODE actually films a lot of its lives, so it's like getting a peek inside their secret archives. I'll definitely be getting the Tsumidan ones at least. And as for the lucky bag, well, it's always a great deal, and this one has the added bonus of the special DVDs. I wonder if I'll actually be able to get three... Must get that Dali DVD!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Archived] Dali Community
I've been running the Dali community at LiveJournal since 2006. For any of you who haven't seen it before, I'd like to invite you to join if you're interested in Dali, シュガーフォークフル (SUGAR FORKFUL), or ロットマン (LOTMAN).

For those of you who are already members, I just completely revamped the community! It has a new layout, new userinfo, a new icon, working archive and tag sections, and the ability to post polls. So please go check it out and let me know what you think of everything!

No Sic: Dali community at LiveJournal



(Also, I'm always accepting affiliates!)

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

chariots
Megaromania
Arc
Dali
Synside
CINDY&KATE

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

[Archived] New Releases!
Arc and ClearVeil finally have updated pictures at the UNDER CODE OHP. See Arc's here and ClearVeil's here.

Arc is turning 6 years old, and, to celebrate, is releasing a new maxi-single! コントラスト (CONTRAST) will be released on 2010-04-14 in two types. The A type will contain a DVD with live clips of 「Lady」&「Gentleman」 and Drop outer. The B type will include a bonus track.

Dali has a new look, which can be seen here. Looks like ZORO's vocalist wandered into a photoshoot where 12012 tries on カレン's (KALEN's) old baggy suits. But hey, they may look like 12012, but we can all hope they won't sound like them!

④ After over a year with no real releases, Dali is finally releasing a new CD! Maxi-single トリコロールクロール (TRICOLOR CRAWL) will be released in two types on 2010-04-07. The A type will contain a PV, while the B type will include a bonus track. Yay!

Arc -
コントラスト (CONTRAST) -A Type-
  2010-04-14; 2,100 yen; Maxi-single CD+DVD; UCCD-262A; Limited pressings
  CD 01~03. Unannounced new songs
  DVD 01. 「Lady」&「Gentleman」 LIVE CLIP
  DVD 02. Drop outer LIVE CLIP
コントラスト (CONTRAST) -B Type-
  2010-04-14; 1,890 yen; Maxi-single CD; UCCD-262B; Limited pressings
  01~03. Unannounced new songs
  04. Joke (Bonus track)

Dali -
トリコロールクロール (TRICOLOR CRAWL) -A Type-
  2010-04-14; 2,100 yen; Maxi-single CD+DVD; UCCD-261A; Limited pressings
  CD 01~03. Unannounced new songs
  DVD 01. ヨルノハテ (YORU NO HATE) PV
コトリコロールクロール (TRICOLOR CRAWL) -B Type-
  2010-04-14; 1,890 yen; Maxi-single CD; UCCD-261B; Limited pressings
  01~03. Unannounced new songs
  04. タイハイヤクニタタズ (TAIHAI YAKU NI TATAZU)

Posts from 2009

[Archived] Dali
I've refrained from posting Dali news, since there were constant updates for a while. But now that everything seems to be over, here goes!

① As of today, サキ (SAKI) is no longer a member of Dali. From their 2010-01-11 revival oneman and oneward, Dali will be a four member band.

② ロットマン (LOTMAN), the solo project of Dali vocalist 苓 (Ren), held its first live earlier today. The band's maxi-single, UNTITLE, was sold there (a little more than a week before its official release). Attendees could also purchase a live-limited one track CD for 500 yen (the title of the release was not announced). Attendees who stated at the entrance that they were there to see ロットマン (LOTMAN) also received ロットマン特製コメントCD (LOTMAN Tokusei COMMENT CD). Lastly, anyone who bought either a) the maxi-single and live-limited CD or b) three polaroids was allowed to bring a camera and have a picture taken of themselves with 苓 (Ren).

③ The cover of ロットマン's (LOTMAN's) maxi-single UNTITLE was revealed through Dali's mail magazine. It can be seen here.

④ The lineup of ロットマン was revealed, but it seems that the support musicians may be switched out in upcoming lives.

[Archived] Scans
I just scanned some UNDER CODE flyers and thought someone else might appreciate them, even though they're not recent ones. The first is a double-sided Dali/Megaromania flyer and the second is a double-sided ClearVeil/Dali flyer. Enjoy!



[Archived] New Band for Ren
① Dali's rest period began today, so 苓 (Ren) started a new, temporary band for the meantime. 苓's (Ren's) temporary band is called ロットマン (LOTMAN), and they already have a maxi-single planned. More details can be found at the Dali LiveJournal community here.

ロットマン (LOTMAN) -
アンタイトル (UNTITLE)
  2009-12-02; 1,575 yen; Maxi-single CD
  (Unannounced tracklisting)

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

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


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

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

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

④ Tracklistings for Megaromania's singles have been revealed.

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

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

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

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

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

[Archived] News Flash
Lots of news today~ Sorry for the flood of awesome.

① One year after Phantasmagoria's disbandment, their label-mates at UNDER CODE will hold a special memorial event for the band (← official description). 関西日本制圧2009 ~memory of Phantasmagoria~ (Kansai Seiatsu ~memory of Phantasmagoria~) will feature chariots, ネガ (NEGA), 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin), Arc, Dali, ClearVeil, Megaromania, and a special opening act, ファンタスローディータカフミ❤HAPPY BIRTHDAY BAND❤ (PHANTAS-ROADIE TAKAFUMI ❤HAPPY BIRTHDAY BAND❤). The special band will feature TAKAFUMI (ex-Marvelous Maiden), SHAGRATH (ex-Aikaryu/IRODORI), Tak (ex-Ansinomy), Hina (Villain), and Matoi (ex-Phantasmagoria). There will also be a large session at the end.

② The UNDER CODE PRODUCTION download site, UNDER GROUND MUSIC will be available at the following address on June 1st: under-ground-music.com.

③ 平成維新's (Heisei Ishin) new OHP can be accessed at its new URL: heiseiishin.com.

④ ネガ (NEGA) will release a digital download-only single, Nameless alice on 2009-06-01 when UNDER GROUND MUSIC opens. Their first full album, GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE, will be released on 2009-07-22 in two types (one with a bonus track and the other with a PV). The privilege for buying them from the UNDER CODE NET SHOP is a special DVD for each type. They will hold two oneman lives to celebrate the release: FUNERAL OF SACRIFICE ~大阪空葬志願者~ (FUNERAL OF SACRIFICE ~Osaka Sorasou Shingansha~) on 2009-07-26 at OSAKA MUSE, and FUNERAL OF SACRIFICE ~大阪埋葬志願者~ (FUNERAL OF SACRIFICE ~Osaka Maisou Shingansha~) on 2009-09-13 at RUIDO K4. A special CD will be distributed at both lives. A new flyer with all of this news can be seen here.

⑤ Megaromania also has a new flyer up here. It brings good news: three new singles and three live events to go with them. evil, holy, and deus will be released on 2009-07-15 with two new tracks each. The three events will all be held at Takadanobaba AREA: evil and invitation on 2009-07-20, Holy the Bible on 2009-07-21, and Imperial the deus on 2009-07-22.

⑥ SIVA's 2009-05-21 announcement is just a special live event. On the day before their final oneman, the "SIVA with UNDER CODE PRODUCTION family FINAL EVENT" (← again, official wording) will be held. Prediction from a prophet:Code -FINAL- will take place on 2009-07-24 at Shibuya O-WEST. Many UNDER CODE bands will appear alongside cocklobin and a large session at the end.

⑦ ClearVeil will be releasing something new as well, but I'm not sure what yet. In any case, they're holding a three day event to celebrate it. Voice to remind you of awake will be held on 2009-08-29 at OSAKA MUSE, 2009-08-30 at Nagoya HEART LAND, and 2009-09-11 at Shibuya O-WEST.

⑧ Dali is releasing something, but I'm not sure what it is either. KISAKI has mentioned that it's something important, so let's hope it's a good important. Anyway, they're holding an event and a oneman show to celebrate its release. The event, 偏執狂的悲観的方法 (Henshitsukyouteki Hikanteki Houhou), will be held on 2009-08-28 at Meguro ROCK MAYKAN. The oneman, エピローグ溺死体 (EPILOGUE Dekishitai), will be held on 2009-09-06 at Shinsaibashi FANJ-twice.

⑨ P.S., small pictures of ネガ's (NEGA) and Megaromania's new costumes can be seen at Brand X.

ネガ (NEGA) -
Nameless alice
  2009-06-01; Digital download single
  01. Nameless alice
GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE -AUDIBLE GRAVE TYPE-
  2009-07-22; 3,150 yen; Full album CD; Limited 5,000
  01. Soul cry (Album version)
  02. reminiscence (Album version)
  03. muddy cult (Album version)
  04. guilt trip (Album version)
  05. lust[er] (Album version)
  06. (Unannounced)
  07. (Unannounced)
  08. (Unannounced)
  09. (Unannounced)
  10. (Unannounced)
  11. (Unannounced)
  12. (Unannounced)
  13. 空白 (Kuuhaku) (Bonus track)
GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE -VISUAL GRAVE TYPE-
  2009-07-22; 3,990 yen; Full album CD + PV DVD; Limited 5,000
  CD 01. Soul cry (Album version)
  CD 02. reminiscence (Album version)
  CD 03. muddy cult (Album version)
  CD 04. guilt trip (Album version)
  CD 05. lust[er] (Album version)
  CD 06. (Unannounced)
  CD 07. (Unannounced)
  CD 08. (Unannounced)
  CD 09. (Unannounced)
  CD 10. (Unannounced)
  CD 11. (Unannounced)
  CD 12. (Unannounced)
  DVD 01. idle PV
GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE -UNDER CODE NET SHOP SPECIAL DVD A Type-
  2009-07-22; 0 yen; Special privilege DVD
  01. Comment
  02. Live photography
  from 日本制圧2009 on 2009-03-14 at OSAKA MUSE
GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE -UNDER CODE NET SHOP SPECIAL DVD B Type-
  2009-07-22; 0 yen; Special privilege DVD
  01. Comment
  02. Live photography
  from 日本制圧2009 on 2009-03-14 at OSAKA MUSE
SPECIAL CD -A Type-
  2009-07-26; 0 yen; Live-limited distribution CD
  01. Rain Falls -unplugged ver.-
  02. Comment -A Type-
SPECIAL CD -B Type-
  2009-09-13; 0 yen; Live-limited distribution CD
  01. lover -unplugged ver.-
  02. Comment -B Type-

Megaromania -
evil -
  2009-07-15; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary concept maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000
  01. (Unannounced new song)
  02. (Unannounced new song)
holy -
  2009-07-15; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary concept maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000
  01. (Unannounced new song)
  02. (Unannounced new song)
deus -
  2009-07-15; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary concept maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000
  01. (Unannounced new song)
  02. (Unannounced new song)

ClearVeil -
~Something.~ It hasn't been announced yet!

Dali -
Same as ClearVeil.

[Archived] Outfits
① SIVA's picture at the UNDER CODE OHP has been updated with their new look. See it here.

② Dali is holding a photography session today for their new look. A small cell phone picture of their new look (which reveals absolutely nothing except a top hat and a crow) can be seen here.

[Archived] Dali/SIVA
① Dali will be sponsoring a new event on 06-27. The even is entitled TOUKYOU SUMUSUMUMURIKU MELLOW and is to be held at Shinjuku RUIDO K4. The lineup consists of Dali, SIVA, Secilia LUNA, Ashe', JIGORO, ALSDEAD, Lupo Label, and M. (Anyone know what that bit in the middle of the title means?)

② Unsurprisingly, a SIVA best album will be released before they disband. It probably won't be worth buying for most people since SIVA already has two best albums, but it at least includes a new song, gaNeza. Details are below.

④ Also, SIVA's page at UNDER CODE has been updated with comments from the members about their disbandment. I can't really say what the comments say, since I don't know Japanese, but hopefully someone will kindly translate them. View the members' comments here.

SIVA -
SIVA
  2009-07-01; 3,150 yen; Full best/last album CD; UCCD-232
  01. a conception
  02. realize
  03. mind luster
  04. Kali
  05. grief education
  06. Liberalism
  07. Parvathi
  08. Durga
  09. public opinion
  10. gaNeza

[Archived] Nihon Seiatsu Update
① [From KISAKI's blog] A true final for UNDER CODE's 日本制圧2009 (Nihon Seiatsu 2009) tour has been announced. 日本制圧2009 -FINAL- (Nihon Seiatsu 2009 -FINAL-) will take place on 2009-04-22 at 大阪BIG CAT (Osaka BIG CAT), and will feature chariots, ネガ (Nega), Arc, Dali, Megaromania, ClearVeil, SIVA, 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin), cocklobin, and a large session band. A DVD of three types will be distributed at the live. Each type will have the same label but different content, so that no one will know which type they have until they watch it.

(KISAKI has already stated that the DVD's won't be for sale anywhere. Pretty mean to us foreign fans, huh?)

V.A. -
日本制圧2009 -公認海賊版- (Nihon Seiatsu 2009 -Kounin Kaizokuban-) -A Type-
  2009-04-22; 0 yen; Present Live DVD
  01. chariots: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-01
  02. chariots: Offshot
  03. ネガ (Nega): Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-01
  04. ネガ (Nega): Offshot

日本制圧2009 -公認海賊版- (Nihon Seiatsu 2009 -Kounin Kaizokuban-) -B Type-
  2009-04-22; 0 yen; Present Live DVD
  01. Dali: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-13
  02. Dali: Offshot
  03. Megaromania: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-13
  04. Megaromania: Offshot

日本制圧2009 -公認海賊版- (Nihon Seiatsu 2009 -Kounin Kaizokuban-) -C Type-
  2009-04-22; 0 yen; Present Live DVD
  01. Arc: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-13
  02. Arc: Offshot
  03. ClearVeil: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-13
  04. ClearVeil: Offshot
  05. SIVA: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-13
  06. SIVA: Offshot

[Archived] Videos on Bands Aid
Bands Aid has uploaded some videos of UNDER CODE bands playing lives ... apparently in the FUTURE! It says that Dali and SIVA performed on 2009.09.28! They uploaded videos from Dali, SIVA, ネガand along with a comment from all the bands on UNDER CODE. They look so happy in the comment.
[Archived] Lots of live news
① It's been revealed that the 日本制圧2009 (Nihon Seiatsu 2009) tour final is actually several lives which are collectively called 渋谷制圧 5DAYS (Shibuya Seiatsu 5DAYS). Here's the complete schedule:
04-04: Megaromania & 己龍 (Kiryuu) twoman
   「テンチキョウソウ (TENCHIKYOUSOU)」 at 渋谷eggman
04-05: Arc sponsored event
   「Anniversary Celebration」 at 渋谷RUIDO K2
04-10: Dali & ネガ (Nega) & カル・ヴァリ (Kal・Vary) threeman
   「「斑」~MADARA~」 at 渋谷BOXX
04-12: SIVA oneman
   「Rudra:Parvathi」 at 渋谷CLUB CRAWL
04-18: chariots oneman
   「Royal 【suite】Flush」 at 渋谷CHELSEA HOTEL

② The privilege for purchasing chariots' upcoming live DVD, 銃声,そこからはじまる。 (Juusei, Sokokara Hajimaru。), through the UCP NET SHOP is an additional DVD. The special privilege DVD will feature footage from chariots' Christmas live, where the band played three songs in Santa outfits.

③ On 04-06 and 04-07, chariots and Dali will hold a two day twoman live. The live is being called DC31102235, and will also feature 罪団法人黒十字2009 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2009), which is a revival of the old session band that featured members from HISKAREA and シュガーフォークフル (Sugar Forkful).

④ Dali will sponsor a new event, the reddish jewel, on 05-02 at ESAKA MUSE.

⑤ Arc will release a new single that can be purchased only at lives and through the UCP NET SHOP. The single is to come in a special set featuring the CD and an "Arc original sparkling whistle" that is to be used at future lives. So yeah, act fast if you want your sparkling whistle.

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

chariots -
声,そこからはじまる。 (Juusei, Sokokara Hajimaru。) -X'mas SPECIAL LIVE DVD-
  2009-02-18; 0 yen; Present Live DVD; Limited 100 pressings
  01. エミリィー (EMILY) LIVE CLIP
  02. キラ (KIRA) LIVE CLIP
  03. RAZZIE or Oscar LIVE CLIP

[Archived] Dali's New Costumes
Dali's Official site and MySpace were recently updated to include the band's new costumes!

They are viewable at the following links:

Dali Official MySpace

Dali Official Homepage

The UCP Homepage has yet to update Dali's page with the new look, however. The staff updates rather lazily~

Posts from 2008

[Archived] More News
Lots of updates! Let's start.

① New pictures for Arc, ClearVeil, E'm ~grief~, and SIVA at the UNDER CODE OHP. Also, there's now a special page for 水風船 (Mizufuusen).

② Details for UNDER CODE's 日本制圧2009 (Nihon Seiatsu 2009) have been announced. It will feature 11 shows from 2009-03-01 to 2009-03-15, with a tour final sometime after. Details regarding the tour final are being kept secret for now; they will be revealed on 2009-01-21.

③ A new UNDER CODE omnibus has been announced. The "UNDER CODE PRODUCTION SUPER COMPILATION ALBUM" is called The End of Missing and will feature 11 old, remastered songs, plus one new song from G.O.L. (G.O.L is a special project featuring GORI of bands@id and KISAKI.)

④ Arc will release their first full album, 【F】face, on 2009-03-25. It will apparently only come in one type (which is good!).

⑤ Dali will release a new mini album, mind stripper, on 2009-03-25. Like Arc's release, it will only come in one type (thank God). Details haven't been given, but, based on the release's price, it will probably feature five tracks and no PV.

⑥ Megaromania will release a new single, APOCALYPSE, on 2009-04-01. There will be two types of the release. Both types will feature the title track plus a differing second track.

Arc -
【F】face
  2009-03-25; 3,150 yen; Full Album; UCCD-221; Limited 3,000 pressings
  01~10. (Unannounced new songs)

Dali -
mind stripper
  2009-03-25; 2,415 yen; Mini Album; UCCD-222
  01~05. (Unannounced new songs)

Megaromania -
APOCALYPSE -A Type-
  2009-04-01; 1,365 yen; Maxi Single; UCCD-223A
  01. APOCALYPSE
  02. KALEIDOSCOPE
APOCALYPSE -B Type-
  2009-04-01; 1,365 yen; Maxi Single; UCCD-223B
  01. APOCALYPSE
  02. Brilliance butterfly

V.A. -
The End of Missing
  2009-03-04; 3,150 yen; Omnibus Album; UCCD-216
  01. chariots: (Unannounced remastered song)
  02. ネガ (Nega): (Unannounced remastered song)
  03. SIVA: (Unannounced remastered song)
  04. Dali: (Unannounced remastered song)
  05. Arc: (Unannounced remastered song)
  06. Megaromania: (Unannounced remastered song)
  07. ClearVeil: (Unannounced remastered song)
  08. E'm ~grief~: (Unannounced remastered song)
  09. 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin): (Unannounced remastered song)
  10. brodiaea: (Unannounced remastered song)
  11. Lamina: (Unannounced remastered song)
  12. G.O.L: (Unannounced new song) (Bonus track)

[Archived] Outfits and Recordings
① [From Arc's blog] Arc has completed photography of their new outfits. The photoshoot seems to be a nice one (cool backdrop!), and the members themselves have some pretty nice gold-on-red costumes. You can see a small version here.

② [From Dali's blog] Recording has begun on a upcoming single by session band 水風船 (Mizufuusen). The single (mentioned in a previous post) was composed and produced by KISAKI. It just so happens that he's doing the bass for the recording as well. The lineup of musicians featured in the recording differs from the ones who actually play as the session band live: KO-JI and 俊 (Shun) of Arc were, of course, involved in the recording, but 旬奈 (Shunna) of Dali was involved as well (and, of course, KISAKI).

③ [From 尖's (Saki's) blog] ClearVeil have recorded a new PV! Like most of UNDER CODE's PV recordings lately, it's not clear which song was featured, and it hasn't yet been announced what kind of release the PV will be featured on.

④ [From KISAKI's blog] KISAKI has said that a big update will be made at the UNDER CODE OHP on the 21st of this month. So if Christmas isn't exciting enough for you, at least there's that to look forward to!
[Archived] More Nega, Plus Arc and Dali
① [From the UNDER CODE OHP] More awesome news for ネガ (Nega) fans: the band will be releasing two brand new singles next year. There are no types, every song is new, and the tracklistings are already announced. Pretty cool! There's also an official privilege; those who buy both new singles at the same time will be eligible to receive a special DVD of some sort. No details regarding the DVD have been given, but more information will be available in the packaging of the CD's themselves.

② [From the UNDER CODE OHP] Dali will be sponsoring a new event called pain paint collection on 2009-02-13 at 心斎橋FANJ-twice (Shinsaibashi FANJ-twice).

③ [From KISAKI's blog] Arc will be holding a "triumphant return" two-part oneman live on 2009-02-22 at 生駒RHEB GATE (Ikoma RHEB GATE). The event is being called N・A・R・A, and the first half will start at 15:30, while the second half will start at 19:00. In his blog, KISAKI said that each part will be different, so fans should attend both!

④ [From KISAKI's blog] One of the staff at UNDER CODE, Staff N, will be having a birthday celebration event! The event will take place on 2009-02-07 at HOLIDAY OSAKA and will be called 暴走天使 ~Birth of "N"~ (Bousou Tenshi ~Birth of "N"~). The event is to feature Arc, Megaromania, and 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin), along with session bands DHaRiM (comprised of members from ダリス (Dhalis), M, and MaRiLL, all Planet CHILD Music bands), T.K.F.M. (featuring (Takafumi), Zodd of ゾディア (Zodia), 静-siz- of ネス (Neth), and 陽悸 (Youki) formerly of Madieduor), and 水風船 (Mizufuusen) (an ongoing session band that features KO~JI of Arc, SAN of ネガ (Nega), ケエト (Keeto) of Dali, and Ray and 優 (Yuu) of ネガ (Nega)).

⑤ [From KISAKI's blog] Arc, Dali, and (Nega) fans take note: According to KISAKI, 水風船 (Mizufuusen)--the session featuring members from those bands--will be releasing a special CD at the 暴走天使 ~Birth of "N"~ (Bousou Tenshi ~Birth of "N"~) event. The CD will be limited to about 100 pressings and will be for sale only at that live. Pretty cool though.

ネガ (Nega) -
dig
  2009-02-25; 1,575 yen; Maxi Single; Limited 5,000 pressings
  01. death warrant
  02. idle
  03. guilt trip
ill
  2009-02-25; 1,575 yen; Maxi Single; Limited 5,000 pressings
  01. idiot beauty
  02. labia
  03. lust[er]

水風船 (Mizufuusen) -
(Unknown Title)
  2009-02-07; Single; Limited 100 pressings
  01. (Tracklisting Unknown)
[Archived] Dali, ClearVeil at B@ndsaid

Back from a week of car wrecks, I bear good news for Dali and ClearVeil fans! If you are a regular at http://tv.banz.jp/ , then you'll get a sneak peak at Dali's new PV for ITAMIWAKE, and ClearVeil's "the dropping sky"! Sadly there is no direct link for the previews -- it is just a commercial on the main page provided in the link above. You may have to wait through a few omnibus clips before you see it, but both look stellar.

It contains information regarding their releases, but in microscopic texts.

I'll let you all know if I find a direct feed/link to the PV previews.



[Archived] New Looks
① Dali and Megaromania have new looks. Both can be seen at Brand X: Dali and Megaromania.

② Obviously, that means that those bands' upcoming releases (as well as the upcoming releases from chariots) are now available for preorder at Brand X.
[Archived] Release Info
① The UNDER CODE OHP was just updated with tons of cover art and tracklistings for upcoming releases. It's rare, but it's really nice when UCP updates with that stuff ahead of time (even a few of the updates made today are for releases that are already out). New cover art for Arc, brodiaea, E'm ~grief~, 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin), Lamina, SIVA, and ゾディア (Zodia) can be seen at the new release page, tracklistings and other info are below.

Arc -
想乃心 -A Type- (Sono Kokoro -A Type-)
  2008-08-06; 2,100 yen; Maxi single + DVD; Limited; UCCD-188A
  CD 00. ~SE~
  CD 01. 想乃心 (Sono Kokoro)
  CD 02. ~籠~ (~Kago~)
  DVD 01. Difference LIVE CLIP
  DVD 02. fancifury the age LIVE CLIP
想乃心 -B Type- (Sono Kokoro -B Type-)
  2008-08-06; 1,680 yen; Maxi single; Limited; UCCD-188B
  00. ~SE~
  01. 想乃心 (Sono Kokoro)
  02. ~籠~ (~Kago~)
  03. ラジカセ -Repetition- (RAJIKASE -Repetition-) (Bonus Track)
justice -A Type-
  2008-09-10; 2,940 yen; Mini album + DVD; Limited; UCCD-200A
  CD 01. G.A.P.賢者より (G.A.P. Kenja Yori)
  CD 02. 惜別 (Sekibetsu)
  CD 03. Rular
  CD 04. 空。いつか (Sora。 Itsuka)
  CD 05. 発信履歴 (Hasshin Rireki)
  DVD 01. Calculation女神 (Calculation Megami) PV
justice -B Type-
  2008-09-10; 2,625 yen; Mini album; Limited; UCCD-200B
  01. G.A.P.賢者より (G.A.P. Kenja Yori)
  02. 惜別 (Sekibetsu)
  03. Rular
  04. 空。いつか (Sora。 Itsuka)
  05. 発信履歴 (Hasshin Rireki)
  06. the (Bonus Track)

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

chariots -
トリガー -A Type- (TRIGGER -A Type-)
  2008-11-19; 1,260 yen; Maxi single; Limited 5,000 pressings
  01. トリガー (TRIGGER)
  02. Nefarious Punisher
トリガー -B Type- (TRIGGER -B Type-)
  2008-11-19; 1,260 yen; Maxi single; Limited 5,000 pressings
  01. トリガー (TRIGGER)
  02. ・・・Over and done with
錆び付いた銃弾 (Sabitsuita Juudan)
  2008-12-10; Mini album; Limited 5,000 pressings
  01. Unannounced new track
  02. Unannounced new track
  03. Unannounced new track
  04. Unannounced new track
  05. Unannounced new track
凍てついた銃口 (Koote Tsuita Juukou)
  2008-12-10; Mini album; Limited 5,000 pressings
  01. Unannounced new track
  02. Unannounced new track
  03. Unannounced new track
  04. Unannounced new track
  05. Unannounced new track

Dali -
a rope is there.and hope is there. -A Type-
  2008-10-22; 3,675 yen; Full album + DVD; Limited 5,000 pressings
  CD 01. Unannounced new track
  CD 02. Unannounced new track
  CD 03. Unannounced new track
  CD 04. Unannounced new track
  CD 05. Unannounced new track
  CD 06. Unannounced new track
  CD 07. Unannounced new track
  CD 08. Unannounced new track
  CD 09. Unannounced new track
  CD 10. Unannounced new track
  DVD 01. イタミワケ (ITAMI WAKE) PV
a rope is there.and hope is there. -B Type-
  2008-10-22; 3,150 yen; Full album; Limited 5,000 pressings
  01. Unannounced new track
  02. Unannounced new track
  03. Unannounced new track
  04. Unannounced new track
  05. Unannounced new track
  06. Unannounced new track
  07. Unannounced new track
  08. Unannounced new track
  09. Unannounced new track
  10. Unannounced new track
  11. dope (Bonus Track)

E'm ~grief~ -
Pains of aspiration
  2008-08-06; 1,365 yen; Maxi single; Limited 3,000 pressings; UCCD-189
  01. Pains of aspiration
  02. Seelenheil
  03. Pains of aspiration (Instrumental)
  04. Seelenheil (Instrumental)

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

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

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

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

② Notes! That post was super long. ClearVeil's releases have disappeared from the new release page, but I'm sure it was an error; hopefully tracklistings for those will be up soon. The new covers of the (Heisei Ishin) and (Zodia) releases are awesome. Arc's releases are always announced with some sort of typo, always; Rular will most likely be changed to Ruler by the release date. Luckily, SIVA already fixed their typo; it's now Liberalism instead of the earlier libelalism. It's weird that some two track singles cost 1,365 yen and some only 1,260. It's awesome that Dali is releasing their first full album (and chariots may as well be!). The tracklisting to those releases isn't available yet, obviously, but I'm listing the releases because they haven't been mentioned in this community yet.

[Archived] Homepage Soundbite Updates + Arc&Dali
① The UCP homepage was recently updated to include several new and changed soundbites for bands -- certainly a good way to get a sneak on the new releases coming up!

Arc: Sono Kokoro (Previously Ito no Kane)
Nega: Reminiscence (Previously Soul cry)
chariots: 13 Python (Previously Doku)
ClearVeil: Shinja ni sasagu ou (Previously Lapis~Ao no yuuutsu~)
Megaromania: Raincarnation -Rinne Kisou- (Previously God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-)
Zodia: Doukoku (Previously IN THE DARK)
Brodiaea: Nise -fake- (Previously Carcass)
Lamina: -Anael- (Previously Fukyou Waon)

Sadly nothing new yet for Siva, E'm ~grief~, or Heisei Isshin, but keep an eye out!

② Arc and Dali will be participating in a new Omnibus album sponsored by Barks.jp! The Album is called BARKS Visual Bloom, and it will be available in select stores on 7/18, and on the iTunes Store on 7/23! For those who buy it in stores, you'll get a special sticker sheet! Brand X and ZEAL LINK will also be distributing a special DVD if you purchase from there... sounds like something to get your hands on if you are an Arc or Dali fan! The bands will be contributing the follow tracks:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Archived] Release Information, News
① The UNDER CODE OHP was updated today. Anjyu' has formally been moved from the main page to the disbanded section.

② Cover art and tracklistings for the upcoming Dali and ゾディア (Zodia) singles are up. (Have any of you been following KISAKI long enough to recognize the Zodia cover? Adeus, someone?)

③ Tracklistings for upcoming E'm~grief~, Lamina, and Megaromania releases are up.

④ ClearVeil, Megaromania, and Phantasmagoria will be participating in an upcoming omnibus entitled Visualy[zm] The Cure Century. The omnibus will be released on 2008-07-09 for 3,500 yen, and will contain 22 tracks in total. The product number is CYCV-1001; the omnibus is being published by some company called センチュリー (CENTURY). No additional information is available yet.

Dali -
Endroll
  2008-06-25; 1,260 yen; Maxi single; UCCD-178; Limited 3,000
  01. Endroll
  02. fake a go go

E'm~grief~ -
Eternal melody
  2008-07-02; 1,365 yen; Maxi single; UCCD-180; Limited 3,000
  01. Eternal melody
  02. 独白の空 (Dokuhaku no Sora)
  03. Eternal melody (instrumental)
  04. 独白の空 (Dokuhaku no Sora) (instrumental)

Lamina -
Samael
  2008-07-02; 1,365 yen; Maxi single; UCCD-181; Limited 3,000
  01. ジェネシス (GENESIS)
  02. 夢魔-サキュバス- (Muma -SUCCUBUS-)
Seraph
  2008-07-02; 1,365 yen; Maxi single; UCCD-182; Limited 3,000
  01. 布教和音 (Fukyou Waon)
  02. Radical Gothic

Megaromania -
Birth of an「Idea」 -Art Type-
  2008-07-09; 2,940 yen; Mini album + DVD; UCCD-183A; Limited 3,000
  CD 01. Birth...「prelude」
  CD 02. Reincarnation -輪廻季想- (Reincarnation -Rinne Kisou-)
  CD 03. Cathedral of admirer
  CD 04. Desperate with Vampire
  CD 05. Clear flora
  DVD 01. God of Megaromania -純血ノ刻印- (God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-) PV
Birth of an「Idea」 -Brain Type-
  2008-07-09; 2,625 yen; Mini album; UCCD-183B; Limited 3,000
  01. Birth...「prelude」
  02. Reincarnation -輪廻季想- (Reincarnation -Rinne Kisou-)
  03. Cathedral of admirer
  04. Desperate with Vampire
  05. Clear flora
  06. Idea (Bonus track)

ゾディア (Zodia) -
IN THE DARK
  2008-06-25; 1,260 yen; Maxi single; UCCD-179; Limited 3,000
  01. IN THE DARK
  02. Fall out

[Archived] News: New Releases through iTunes
As of May 8th, select UNDER CODE PRODUCTION music is available for purchase of iTunes. It's the first time that UCP has offered digital downloads and I highly recommend purchasing something if you are at all interested; strong support will probably encourage KISAKI to make more available, and it's a LOT cheaper and easier (the iTunes store takes credit cards as well as PayPal) than important CD's or even buying them in Japan. To make the deal a little sweeter, the offerings are iTunes Plus releases, which means that they are basically free of DRM and higher in quality without costing more than normal releases. It's pretty cool, very much worth the small price. Here's the info of what is currently available:

KISAKI PROJECT feat. JUI -
Untitled Single
  2008-05-08; 1.98 dollars; Digital Single
  01. Glass No Album
  02. Michi-Shirube
Phantasmagoria -
Untitled EP
  2008-05-08; 2.97 dollars; Digital EP
  01. Hikari Ni Furu Ame
  02. Gensoukyoku - Eternal Silence -
  03. ...Lost In Thought
V.A. -
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION SPECIAL COMPILATION ALBUM VOL:1
  2008-05-08; 4.95 dollars; Digital Omnibus EP
  01. Nega / Soul Cry
  02. Arc / Calculation Megami
  03. Chariots / Cold Pray
  04. Siva / Brave
  05. Dali / Hoshikuzu

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

Edit: reminded me that I should specify this: the downloads are not limited to iTunes Japan or anything like that, they are readily available for purchase through the normal iTunes store. The prices are in dollars, there is no weird process to go through, just purchase the songs like you would any English artist. (You can use the links I provided to make it even easier!)

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

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

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

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

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

[Archived] News: New Band
① Maybe this is old and I'm just crazy, but according to the Deshabillz page at the UNDER CODE OHP, the new UNDER CODE band is called Megaromania. They will be holding a twoman live with Deshabillz on June 1st.

② Also, Dali has added a tenth live to their 'nine' live series pulse plus 9 academies. The new live is special because it is also a twoman live with Nega. It will be filmed, and those who attend the live can get some sort of credit (towards buying whatever the footage will be released on I'm assuming? I'm not entirely sure).
[Archived] News: Dali, hurts, Kibou-YA©, Siva
① The tracklist to Kibou-YA©'s best album has finally been posted at the UNDER CODE OHP. The tracklistings (and covers, in Siva's case) for hurts' and Siva's singles have been posted as well.

② Dali announced a three month consecutive release campain through the UNDER CODE OHP today. The releases are basically following the format of ClearVeil's upcoming releases; singles with two new tracks each, and no PVs or additional content. Details are below:

Dali -
Heroine
  2008-04-23; 1,260 yen; Limited 3,000; Maxi Single
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song
Inkblot
  2008-05-28; 1,260 yen; Limited 3,000; Maxi Single
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song
Endroll
  2008-06-25; 1,260 yen; Limited 3,000; Maxi Single
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song

hurts -
悪魔ノ詩 -血盟- (Akumanoshi -Ketsumei-)
  2008-02-06; 1,575 yen; UCCD-159; Maxi Single
  01. DEMONIAC INSANE
  02. インキュバス (INCUBUS)
  03. 「I can fly」
悪魔ノ詩 -反逆- (Akumanoshi -Hangyaku-)
  2008-02-06; 1,575 yen; UCCD-160; Maxi Single
  01. 不眠症サティリアシス (Fumenshou SATYRIASIS)
  02. 欠落プリズン -反逆- (PRISON -Hangyaku-)
  03. 人でなしの恋 (Hitodenashi no Koi)

Kibou-YA© -
希望ノススメ (Kibou no SUSUME)
  2008-01-09; 3,150 yen; UCCD-157; Album
  01. 星と矢印 (Hoshi to Yjirushi)
  02. 絶望番長 (Zetsubou Banchou)
  03. トキメキスタイル社 (TOKIMEKI STYLE Sha)
  04. マシマロウエスタン (MARSHMALLOW WESTERN)
  05. 宇宙リボン (Uchuu RIBBON)
  06. 僕は君に必要とされたいのだ
    (Boku wa Kimi ni Hitsuyou to Saretai no Da)
  07. なんて不自由な自由なんだろう
    (Nante Fujiyuu na Jiyuu Nandarou)
  08. 反省しませう(Hansei Shimaseu)
  09. 自分モノサシ(Jibun MONOSASHI)
  10. 少年25秒 (Shounen 25 Byou)
  11. 君色(Kimi Iro)

Siva -
wrong of justice -A Type-
  2008-02-13; 1,995 yen; UCCD-161A; Maxi Single
  CD 01. fiction
  CD 02. concealment
  DVD 01. Brave PV
wrong of justice -B Type-
  2008-02-13; 1,680 yen; UCCD-161B; Maxi Single
  01. fiction
  02. concealment
  03. the back bottom (Bonus Track)

Posts from 2007

[Archived] News: Arc, chariots, V.A.
① Tons of releases were announced through Brand X today, some surprising and some not. Arc has a new look and is releasing something new, and there's a new volume of High Style Paradox, the first in over two years!. There are also a ton of new releases from chariots (I guess KISAKI wasn't lying when he said he was going to push them to the top!) and tracklistings to ClearVeil's upcoming CDs. Heeere you go:
② UNDER CODE's 5th anniversary soon~

Arc -
Departure of one's lot -A Type-
  2008-02-20; 2,940 yen; UCCD-162A; Mini Album
  CD 01. Unannounced tracklisting
  DVD 01. 雨涙哀色 (Ame Namida Ai Iro) PV
Departure of one's lot -B Type-
  2008-02-20; 2,625 yen; UCCD-162B; Mini Album
  01. Unannounced tracklisting
  + fancifully the age (Bonus Track)

chariots -
唯 (Yui)
  2008-03-12; 1,260 yen; UCCD-164; Maxi Single
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song
我 (Ga)
  2008-04-16; 1,260 yen; UCCD-167; Maxi Single
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song
独 (Doku)
  2008-05-14; 1,260 yen; UCCD-172; Maxi Single
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song
尊 (Son)
  2008-06-25; 2,940 yen; UCDV-052; PV DVD
  01. Unannounced PV
  02. Unannounced PV
  03. Unannounced PV
  + α

ClearVeil -
the dropping sky
  2008-03-12; 1,260 yen; UCCD-165; Maxi Single
  01. the dropping sky
  02. 『SWEET』≠『PAIN』
信者ニ捧グ謳 (Shinja ni Sasagu Uta)
  2008-04-16; 1,260 yen; UCCD-168; Maxi Single
  01. 信者ニ捧グ謳 (Shinja ni Sasagu Uta)
  02. 零-ゼロ- (Rei -ZERO-)
lapis ~青の憂鬱~ (lapis ~Ao no Yuuutsu~)
  2008-05-14; 1,260 yen; UCCD-173; Maxi Single
  01. lapis ~青の憂鬱~ (lapis ~Ao no Yuuutsu~)
  02. 揺れるロザリオと紅い薔薇 (Yureru ROSARIO to Akai Bara)

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



☆chariots

「Jade / cold pray」 Type A/B

Release date: 2007/12/05

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

Type A
Type B



☆attic (JUN solo works)

「Mechanical Ugly Gang」 Type A/B

Release date: 2007/12/19

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

Type A
Type B



☆Dali

「the world is mine」 Type A/B

Release date: 2007/12/12

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

Type A
Type B



☆キボウ屋本舗

「希望ノススメ」

Release date: 2008/01/09

Best of album
11 tracks with 2 new ones

Link





If I'm wrong on anything, please correct me :x
[Archived] Dali Fanlisting
I'm sure that for many of you, this isn't the first time you've seen this, but I promise this is the last place I'm going to shamlessly advertise like this. Anyways, I just opened the official Dali fanlisting, so if you're a fan of the band, be sure to join! I know there are a lot of fans lurking out there. Anyways, go check it out! (Oh, and if you were a member of the old fanlisting: it's dead. Please join the new fanlisting)

Official Dali Fanlisting

[Archived] News: Release
In April and May, ダリ [Dali] will release two singles, each in two types. To avoid completely flooding the internet with the tracklisting, I'll just point you here.

Sorry for flooding your friends page~

Posts from 2006

[Archived] New Release
Finally, a new UNDER CODE PRODUCTION omnibus has been announced. This one features three smaller bands of the label (the big three have enough exposure anyway) along with some UCP-friendly bands. See the cut for full information.







・ オムニバス [Omnibus] ・
・ Decadence2007-HUMAN VICIOUS- ・

February 14th, 2007; Omnibus Album
Featured artists: ダリ [Dali], hurts, Pashya, Bergerac, レプリア [Replia], カルト [Cult]
・ Additional ・

None at this time




Source: UNDER CODE OHP
As always, corrections welcome.

[Archived] News ⇔ Various
● Dali [ダリ]: I can't believe I haven't whored this already. and I created a community for Dari some time ago. Go join.
NO LIFE。 NO 「無」SIC。


● hurts: Just letting you all know that has created the first fan community for hurts. ...So what are you waiting for? Go join!
hurts


Ok, I'm done harassing you all. (You guys have to get to work! There are only a few bands left without communities xD)
[Archived] news: phantasmagoria, dari (ダリ)
So even more releases Kisaki just announced on his blog :D


MINI ALBUM「Synthesis Songs」(2006.9.20)
Price: 2.205yen limited to 10000 copies
Tracklist
1.神創曲~Variant Jihad~ (Kousoukyoku~Variant Jihad~) (thanks !)
2.狂想曲~Cruel crucible~ (Kyousoukyoku ~Cruel Crucible~)
3.幻想曲~Eternal Silence~ (Gensoukyoku~Eternal Silence~)
4.Glitter(new track)

DVD CLIPS「幻影像4~chronology revelation~」(2006.10.18)
Price: 2.625yen, limited to 5000 copies
Tracklist:
1.神創曲~Variant Jihad~ (Kousoukyoku~Variant Jihad~)
2.幻想曲~Eternal Silence~ (Gensoukyoku~Eternal Silence~)

NEW LIVE DVD「creatures in imagination」(2006.11.15)
Price: 5250yen limited to 5000 copies
will feature perfomances from their two oneman shows「creatures in imagination」 hold 24.07 and 27.07

NEW MAXI-SINGLE「under the veil」(2006.12.13)
Price: 1.575yen limited to 10000 copies
will feature two new tracks


Also there are again new Dari (ダリ) news, their new line-up consists of:
Ren (苓) : Vocals
Keeto (ケエト) : Guitar
Saki (サキ) : Guitar
Makoto (誠) : Bass (thanks !)
Shunna (旬奈) : Drums

Seems like bassist Yuu (ユウ) also has left..? If you look at the new ohp picture the bassist looks quite like a new member..
[Archived] News ⇔ Various
I'm sure you're all already hurting for money, but get ready for your wallet to hurt even more :D UNDER CODE has added four more releases to its already sizeable list.

● Codomo A [コドモA]: Two new Codomo A releases have been announced through Brand X. Please see 's post for more information.

● Dari [ダリ]: My boys are finally back! I've been secretly saving up for a few months, anticipating some fall releases, and it seems they've lived up to that expectation! Two CDs, and--just like Siva and Arc--a PV will be released. Look behind the cut for full info. Oh, and they've got a new photo, which features 5 members. I know one of them must be Kalen's drummer, but I have no idea who the other is. Any help figuring it out is appreciated! (New picutre is under the cut)















ArtistDateReleaseAdditional Information
Dari [ダリ]:
NEW!
2006/10/11 breath

Tracklisting Unknown (3 Tracks)
UCCD-105. Limited 3,000 pressings. 1,575 yen. Three new tracks.
Dari [ダリ]:
NEW!
2006/11/08 core

Tracklisting Unknown (5 Tracks)
UCCD-108. Limited 3,000 pressings. 2,940 yen. Five new tracks. C/W: DVD with "プラシーボ [PLACEBO]" PV clip. Possible Brand X privilege in negotiation.

New look
Dari's new duck-like awesome costumes.


[Archived] News ⇔ ダリ
Yay! I was checking KISAKI's journal today, and he's made another entry about Dari. Again, all I can do is Babelfish the hell out of it, but the important part of the entry seems to make complete sense. It may be completely wrong, but here's what I've been able to make out:

"Dari complete revival!?
The complete revival of Dari has been announced. It will be held on 8/12 (Saturday) and 8/13 (Sunday) at Osaka HOLIDAY UMEDA. It will be a sponsored 2DAYS event, and everyone must come. I will announce more details soon. [...] By the way, the last live of 'H.N[maigo]' will be held on 7/28 at HOLIDAY UMEDA."

Assuming that this is correct, it means that Dari will finally drop the name H.N[maigo] and continue activities :D! For those of you that actually have some understanding of the Japanese language, and are super excited about correcting me, here's the original entry:

「ダリ完全復活!?」
昨日も色々走り回り、レコーディングの作業をしたり、少したまった事務作業をして、先ほど深夜にダリのメンバーとミーティングをした。
最近俺様の近所に引っ越してきて周りをちょろちょろしてる(笑)HOLIDAY UMEDAのブッキングマン浅川君も合流。
色々深い所まで話し込んだ末に、、、
遂に!!!!!
ダリの完全復活を発表します。
8.12(土)&13(日) 大阪HOLIDAY UMEDAです。
主催イベント2DAYSになるからみんな集まってくれよ!!
詳細は近日発表致します。
あと今日話していて今ダリのサポートしてるex.カレンの旬奈さんと話してる時にふと疑問点が生まれた?
俺はUNDER CODEの所属バンドの中で旬奈さんにだけは「さん」を付けて呼んでいる。
ラメは「ラメたん」、ジュイは「じゅうたん」、渉は「○○○○」、纏は「どんたこす」、憂介は「ゆうちゃん」、戮は「おい!!」、ダイは「ハゲ」、エイジ君は「オヤジ」とまあ色々なんだが(笑)、何故旬奈さんにだけ?????
一人考え込んでましたな~。
まあどうでもいいんだがダリも復活が決まり思いっきり行きますよ。
ちなみに「H.N[maigo]」のラストライブは7.28 HOLIDAY UMEDAだよ。
画像はミーティング後食事中の一枚。
後ろ姿しか映ってない彼は新メンバー???

[Archived] News ⇔ ダリ
So uh, anyone up for a bit of translating? I was browsing KISAKI's blog, and found an entry titled 「ダリのメンバーとミーティング!?」 (Dari no MEMBER to MEETING!?) [Dari Member and Meeting!?]. Unfortunately, the title is all I can make out xD. It seems to have something to do with the reason for Shunsaku "leaving," and more information about their revival. But uh, I'm just using online translators, so who knows. Entry is under the cut for anyone who cares or wants to give it a try.

昨日はライブ前なので個人リハーサルに籠ったあと、頭痛が酷かったから病院に行き、事務所業をバリバリこなした後、ダリの苓、ケエト、旬奈と一緒にミーティングも兼ねて食事に行った。 ダリもメンバーの失踪や色々次々に問題がたて続けに重なったんだが残ったメンバーと俺は一日も早い大復活に向けて頑張ってるから復活を期待して待っててくれよ。
で食事だけのはずだったんだが何故か日本酒がいっぱい出てきたからストレス発散も兼ねてみんなで飲みまくった。たまには(?)こんなのもいいかもね。
飲みすぎで頭痛がするのか何か分からないけど今日のBIG CATのライブも頑張るよ。
バンドがいっぱいだから演奏時間は短めみたいだけどみんなで気合い入れて行きましょうぜ!!


[Archived] News ⇔ ダリ
Just a little bit of news for you ダリ [Dari] fans (and I'm glad that I can make that word plural without worry xD)! I finally completely updated my ダリ [Dari] fansite, so it now has all the information that is available. At this point, all I can add is translations and graphics (icons, wallpapers, etc.). I'm really happy with it, and have been whoring it everywhere. But just for those of you that don't know about it and are curious, here it is:

ダリ [Dari] Fansite


Also, over at Tonberry, I uploaded their discography. I also included the discography of シュガーフォークフル [Sugar Folkfull], their former band. Hopefully this will generate more interest for both bands, and gain them some new fans. Anyways, here's the link:

ダリ [Dari] Discography


[Archived] Dali pausing activities
It was reported on the Undercode blog today that Dali will be pausing activities for a while. Here is the message:

Starting today, Dali will pause activities.
It was decided lives are done according to schedule by H.N[maigo] name. *this line doesn't make a ton of sense, this is the best I can come up with.*
Please wait for a complete revival.


Original:

ダリは本日付けでしばらく活動休止いたします。
決まっているライブは 
H.N[maigo]
名義で予定通り行います。

完全復活を待っていて下さい。


Just thought I'd pass this info along.


[edit] I changed my translation a bit thanks to the information from . Thanks!

Posts from 2005

[Archived] New band pictures!
The UNDER CODE OHP updated with photos of their two new bands today! They're really awesome; especially ダリ. pashya looks nice, but their costumes seem like カレン-2 to me. I dunno. Judge for yourself!


ダリ
Check out the sexiness! Their costumes remind me of 12012, sans the black, and with more duct-tape material. I like the shiny, and for those of you that enjoy staring at the packages of Japanese boys, you'll be happy to know that ダリ is providing.
pashya
They look really good as well, but their costumes seem to be rip offs of カレン's recent style. Also, the picture itself doesn't seem to be as professional as the ダリ photo, although it definately has more of an atmosphere.


[Archived] Ruephy-Alive - Caribbean
As you all know, Under Code has signed 2 "new" bands to themselves (though neither are really new at all). The first is ダリ (Dari), but they're really just a re-born シュガーフォルクフール (sugar for/lkfull). The second (and the one this post is indirectly about) is Pashya. They are four of the five ex-ルフィー嬋命~Ruephy-Alive~ members (the fifth one I guess didn't make the cut... ;-;). So, seeing as how Pashya is releasing their first single on 2/15 called 優白な聲 (Mashiro na koe; Superior white voice), I figured I'd hook you guys up with some ルフィー嬋命~Ruephy-Alive~ to promote their new single!

I've like Ruephy Alive a lot since they released this single... but I always thought they could use some polishing. And who better to go to than Under Code! Anyways, here's their single~ Caribbean.

ルフィー嬋命~Ruephy-Alive~ - カリビアン (YSI)

They really have a strong, unique sound and I hope they retain a lot of that into Pashya!

x-posted to

[Archived] ダリ and pashya
the new undercode band ダリ is not this one:
http://ip.tosp.co.jp/i.asp?i=v_Dali_v (official site)
http://www.visunavi.com/artist/preview.php?id=808 (visunavi)

but this one, which has 3 ex シュガーフォークフル members:
vo - 苓 [ren]
gu - ケエト [keito] (formerly カオル [kaoru])
gu - 竣作 [shunsaku]
and 2 ex シュガーフォークフル support members:
ba - ユウ [yuu]
dr - 龍也 [tatsuya]

pashya is:
vo - 朋 [tomo]
gu - 秋都 [akito] (ex mebius and ルフィー嬋命~RUEPHY ALIVE~)
ba - 聖 [kiyoshi]
dr - 零也 [reiya] (ex イナズマ and ルフィー嬋命~RUEPHY ALIVE~)

so シュガーフォークフル fans should be happy :D i certainly am :3

also, i do not believe that ネガ [nega] or カーマ・シェンジン [karma shenjing] are joining undercode... just because kisaki is producing and releasing cds for them doesn't mean they're on his label unless he says they are. he produced cds for other bands such as visage and se'ikspia and those bands never joined his label either ^^;;
[Archived] (Untitled post 2005-08-30)
I haven't heard anyone announce it yet, so here's a bit of awesome news for you guys! KISAKI announced in his journal that UNDER CODE has signed two new bands! First is ダリ [Dali/Dari]. They've been around for a little while, and from what I hear, are pretty good. The second band is Pasyha, who I haven't heard anything about yet *laugh* They'll make their first appearences as UNDER CODE bands on 11/3 at Bayside Jenny.



Here's a translation of the announcement from KISAKI's journal:

●The first UNDER CODE National Tour has been decided.
On 11/3 at the first show at BAYSIDE JENNY, the new bands Dali and Pasyha will make thier debut. From now on please welcome them to UNDER CODE.

(Thanks to Jaxomy for the translation!)

[Archived] Huge Updates + Release List
UNDER CODE News →
As you all know, 2005 has been a great year for UNDER CODE PRODUCTION (and a horrible year for our wallets). Well, it looks as if 2006 will be an even better year for UNDER CODE, and several releases have already been announced. Please check out the list, as all of UC's artists have several releases planned (Some of which haven't been announced until today). (To clarify, 12012, 秘密結社コドモA, カレン, KISAKI, 音鬼, -Phantasmagoria-, and ヴィドール are all on this list)

Upcoming Releases


12012 has two albums planned, both of which will be released on February 01st. The first of these is a best album called not obtain+1, and will contain 10 tracks. One track will be a completely new song, while the rest of the tracks will be rare-ish songs from their live only CDs and various omnibus CDs. The second album will be called PLAY DOLLs, and will contain 10 completely new songs. There will be two versions--A type and B type (KISAKI's such a sneaky bastard isn't he!). The A type will contain a PV for a song from the album called "icy~cold city~." The B type of the album will come with a CD with one more new track. More information as it comes.

秘密結社コドモA (Himitsu Kessha Codomo A) will be releasing three mini-albums, along with a bonus CD that can be obtained when you buy all three. The first album will be called 再放送+予告盤 (Saihousou+Yokokuban) and will contain five tracks. It will be released on December 07th. The second and third album will both be released on January 25th of next year, and will contain five new songs each. Their titles will be オトコノ個 (Otokonoko) and オンナノ故 (Onnanoyue). Buying all three mini-albums will entitle you to a special present of some sort, which hasn't been decided on yet.

カレン (Karen) has the most release planned at this point. Later this year, on December 14th they will release a DVD entitled mellow~創の旋律~ (mellow~Sou no Senritsu~). No other details about it are available yet. They will release three CDs in the first two months of 2006. The first will be a best album entitled primary song memorial~奏の旋律~ (primary song memorial~Sou no Senritsu), and will have a release date of January 18th. The second will also be a best best album, and it's title will be primary song memorial~想の旋律~ (primary song memorial~Sou no Senritsu~). It seems that カレン is playing word games with the titles of the albums and DVD, but someone who knows Japanese will have to figure out what they're trying to say. After releasing the two albums, they plan to give away a CD at live shows on four dates. Those dates are February 19th, 21st, 26th, and 27th. The CD will be entitled プラウド (Puraudo) and will most likely contain only one track.

KISAKI is next jump on the release-bandwagon, and seems to really have a love for photobooks. His first collection of photos comes out on October 19th of this year, and will be named a basement Melody 2.... It will include 30 full color photos (and 60 pages in total), and a free CD with one unspecified track (a new KISAKI PROJECT song perhaps?). Apparently, he already knows it's going to be a hit (the UNDER CODE site seems to suggest that demand for the book has been huge), and has already announced his second photobook, which will be called a basement Melody 3.... It will be released on December 15th of this year, and will come with a bonus DVD of the making of the photobook. (And no, as far as I know there has never been a a basement Melody 1...)

音鬼 (OTO-ONI) has only one CD planned this month, and it was released a few days ago. It's official release date is October 12th, and is entitled (Koku). It contains four new tracks. This is good news for 音鬼 fans, as they hadn't released anything in quite a while.

-Phantasmagoria- has several releases planned (which isn't surprising) and are taking advantage of all the forms of media available to them. First they're releasing a single on October 19th (the same day as KISAKI's first photobook) which will be called 未完成とギルト (Mikansei to Guilt). It will contain only two tracks, but will come in two versions; A type and B type. The A type single will include a bonus DVD with a "MEMORIAL LIVE CLIP" of their tour "TOUR#2「NEO ARK」." The B type will also include a bonus DVD, but this version will have a "MEMORIAL LIVE CLIP" of their tour "2nd concept TOUR「NEO ARK」." After that, Their PV DVDs must be selling really well, because they already have a third one planned! The new PV DVD will be named 幻影像III~for degradation crowd~ (GeneizouIII~for degradation crowd~). It will be released on December 14th, and will come with an eight page booklet. The DVD continues their tradition of releasing two PVs at a time; one will be for "NEVER REBELLION," and the other for "未完成とギルト" (Mikansei to Guilt). The very next day, on December 15th, they'll release their own photobook called 幻影グラフティー I (Genei Grafitti I). Like KISAKI's photobooks, this one will contain 30 pages of full color photos, and 60 pages in total. The number on the name seems to imply that -Phantasmagoria- anticipates making another photobook, so keep your eyes out for news of that as well.

ヴィドール (Vidoll) is last but certainly not least on this list. First they're planning to release a maxi-single, which has a street date of October 26th. It will have the strange title of Chocoripeyes, and will include only two tracks. Then ヴィドール will be joining KISAKI and -Phantasmagoria- and releasing their own photobook on December 15th. Like the other two photobooks coming out that day, it will contain 30 full color photos and 60 pages extra, but will also come with a free CD of some sort! The title of the photobook will be Back of 『AI』lids. Then will be the first UNDER CODE band to release a CD in 2006. On January 01st their new five track mini-album called Deathmate will be released. In keeping with the recent trend, it will come in to versions; A type and B type. Each type will sport a different jacket, as well as a different bonus DVD. The A type will include the PV for their recent single "シャットダウン," (Shutdown) and the B type will include the PV for their upcoming single "Chocoripeyes." When both versions of the mini-album are purchased, a special present DVD will be included, which will contain a making of clip of "シャットダウン" (Shutdown). According to the UNDER CODE site, the mini-album is being released in celebration of ヴィドール's upcoming one man tour "TOUR 2006-「Reload to living doll」."

Omnibus albums are also planned for release. First is SHOCK WAVE CD the SELECT, which is the next installment of the famous omnibus series. It will contain some of the best tracks of the series, and will features songs from 12012, カレン (Karen), -Phantasmagoria-, and ヴィドール (Vidoll). The omnibus will be released on October 25th. Then UNDER CODE will release the next installment of its omnibus series, "High Style Paradox." The new CD will be entitled High Style Paradox SPECIAL ~RARE TRACKS COLLECTIONS~. It will be released on November 09th, and will contain around fourteen to fifteen tracks total. The UNDER CODE website describes it as a second press of "High Style Paradox IV~re acceleration~" with a different jacket and "rare tracks" from KISAKI's favorite bands. So far ネガ (Nega) and Zephyr are the only non-UNDER CODE bands that are known to be on the CD, but expect more information on the actual tracklist soon.

ダリ and Pasyha haven't announced any upcoming releases yet. I suspect they'll announce something with their debut during UNDER CODE's Japan-wide tour, so keep an eye out for these guys!


Well that's it. This took me a looong time to write up, so I hope you at least scanned over it all! If you have anything to add or correct, please let me know! I'm sure I made mistakes (especially with CD names xD), so any help is appreciated. Also, if anyone could explain the word-play in the titles of カレン's new CDs, I'd be really greatful.

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