Days after Dead Children dissolved, guitarist Cain has already joined a new band.
As of today (2016-07-04), Cain has changed his name to Hinagiku Hina (雛菊 雛) and officially joined Kebyo (仮病) as lead guitarist. (Former lead guitarist Hanada Ichiyou (半田 ヰ夂葉) has moved to secondary guitar.)
You might recall that Cain has actually performed with Kebyo before: Keybo with Cain (仮病 with Cain) appeared as the opening act at Dead Children's 2016-03-18 oneman at Ikebukuro (池袋) RUIDO K3, and at Kebyo's first sponsored event, Kebyou 1 (仮病1), on 2016-06-26 at Ikebukuro (池袋) RUIDO K3. So, I'm sure this move has been planned for a long time (and that the other members of Dead Children were in the loop).
Since Kebyo (仮病) isn't related to UCP/KISAKI in any other way, I won't follow them, but I wish Hina/Cain lots of success!
At their one-man live "処す。(shosu)," Dead Children announced that they will be holding their last live "DEAD CHILDREN PARTY The final curse…" on June 29th at RUDIO K3, which will also mark the end of their activities. No further details of releases or reasoning for their decision have been shared thus far.
SUI and MIZALY of LIN will hold their special request live and “tribute oneman”, Proof of raison d'etre, on 2016-02-14 at Ikebukuro (池袋) CYBER. Their tribute session band “10TH REINCARNATION” will perform, along with opening acts Dead Children, RAINDIA (レインディア), and Paranoid≠circuS.
10TH REINCARNATION V. SUI [LIN]
G. MIZALY [LIN]
G. KAZ [ex-chariots support ~ etc.]
B. 禊-MISOGI- [ELYSION]
D. Mikage (美景) [ex-chariots support ~ etc.]
The costumes and 10-song setlist of 10TH REINCARNATION will be decided by fans' requests, which are accepted from 2015-11-30 through 2015-12-30 at firstname.lastname@example.org (and are accepted even from people who can't attend the live). Each person may send 3 emails within that period―each must have the title “2月14日投票”, and the following contents: 3 requested songs + memories/reason for choosing those songs; requested costume + memories/reason for choosing that costume; full name; and email address.
Any Metis Gretel, Megaromania, or LIN song is eligible for request, and any costumes from the following list are eligible:
God of Megaromania -Junketsu NO Kokuin- / Bishuu no Kajitsu / Angelical Jewelry
PENTAGON will appear in the following media outlets:
Radio program REDNIQS on 2015-08-31
Fashion magazine smart October edition
Free paper VR Virtual Reality vol.038
AVANCHICK will appear in Free paper EvoL'v vol.6.
VARYL members appeared in a session band on 2015-08-25:
Shikito SESSION (織人セッション)
【V. Siyu [ex-GLIEVE] / G. Tomo (友) [ex-A→Z] / G. Hinano。 (ひなの。) [VARYL support] / B. Yuto (侑斗) [LeviuS] / D. Shikito (織人) [VARYL]】
FAZ (the reincarnation of Matina band Facizm [aka Philia]) recently gained two new members: G. mitsuru / D. TAKAHIRO. The remaining members also changed their names:
V. toshia → ToshiA / G. SHINYA (シンヤ) → SHINYA / B. kappy → KATSUHISA
At Lucifer's underground's 2015-09-01 event, Shisakupj≠617■2 (試作pj≠617■2) was replaced by RARARAIBU (ララライブ).
On 2015-11-18, AVANCHICK and Dead Children members will participate in a session band:
liki BIRTHDAY SESSION (莉希-liki-BIRTHDAYセッション)
【V. 莉希-liki- [Synk;yet] / G. Sin (秦) [Minerva] / G. Noah [AVANCHICK] / B. Ray [Dead Children] / D. SAKU [VAASTU]】
As of 2015-09-01, AVANCHICK fans are officially called “Moumoku Shoujo (盲目少女)” (blind girls).
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi put up more items for mail-order.
On 2015-09-03, Dead Children and Vasalla members will participate in a session band:
【V. MINAMI (ミナミ) [Dead Children] / G. Shun (舜) [Vasalla] / G. Cain [Dead Children] / B. Akito [buccal cone] / D. Zukki [ex-OZ]】
MIZALY [LIN], Rame and SAN [Black Gene For the Next Scene], and Shohei (祥平) [ARLEQUIN] will appear on internet talk show YaME TALK (矢メトーク) on 2015-10-06. See the KSP channel for more info.
The songs from LIN's Memento-Mori are available for karaoke through LIVE DAM. See KISAKI's post for more info.
Visual shop fiveStars is holding its three-day event, fiveStars no Natsumatsuri -2015- (ファイブスターの夏祭り-2015-), on 2015-08-21, 22, and 28. Attendees who purchase any CD from the shop's booth, which will be set up at each live, will receive a special signed fan featuring the participating artists. Those artists include Black Gene For the Next Scene and PENTAGON.
ARLEQUIN will participate in a twoman versus DIAURA, DARK AGES -The third Rebellion-, on 2015-11-29 at Yokohama (横浜) BAYSIS.
PENTAGON sold a few additional quantities of their original parkas, but they've since sold out again.
Dead Children has revealed their newest PV! Black Lily will be featured on their first mini-album, Haunted Vox.
(it also seems that they have a new look that's yet to be revealed! Cain is giving me Misery vibes right now~)
Support drummer 64 (rosshii) has also officially joined the band, now known as 栄翔 (eight).
Dead Children's previous support drummer, Yuuho (ゆうほ), had his last live with the band on 2015-06-29. Today, the band has announced their next support drummer: 64 (pronounced Rosshii). You can see his Twitter here, although he doesn't have any pictures up.
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi will hold a sponsored event on 2015-06-19:
ARLEQUIN will appear in the July edition of Men's SPIDER, to be released on 2015-05-25.
ViSULOG has posted an article with loads of pictures from PENTAGON's 2015-04-25 Harajuku jack event: check it out!
Several artists will feature comments and photos in a pamphlet by TOWER RECORDS, VISUAL LIFE Vol.1: ARLEQUIN, GIGAMOUS, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi, Dead Children, Black Gene For the Next Scene, THE BLACK SWAN, PENTAGON, REALies, Lucifer's underground, and Oneness.
Shop fiveStars recently sponsored a tour called Realistic ideal 2015. Starting on 2015-05-12, the shop is running a campaign: those who spend 1,500 yen will receive a pamphlet containing comments and photos from the tour. Among others, PENTAGON and Oneness will be featured.
Oneness posted a privilege list for their upcoming final single, GO!!.
LIN, ARLEQUIN, and PENTAGON will appear in VR Virtual Reality vol.034.
REALies' 2015-06-20 and 2015-06-21 sponsored events are sold out!
REALies has new goods featuring the slogan “I DID IT MY WAY”. They were designed by Ritsu and look pretty cool!!
Ray's new band, Dead Children, has been officially revealed! Their first single, CLOSET, will be released at lives only on 2015-03-27 through Ray's label, Licht Entertainment. The band has also announced its 4-month consecutive sponsored events, DEAD CHILDREN PARTY. Details of that are below, but in the mean time, check out this awesome PV and song preview!