Yesterday, Misery tweeted that he would have a special announcement at 6pm on August 21. That announcement has been made today - no new band
yet, but a beloved old band will be reviving!
Since his departure from Megaromania back in 2010, drummer 憐蛇-Leda-/Toshiki hasn't joined another band since. In fact, he hasn't been seen or heard from at all, leaving fans to wonder about his whereabouts. Like most of his bandmates now at this age, the thought of him returning to the stage was just as likely as seeing pigs fly.
DEVIL KITTY guitarist Akina has been ordered to two weeks of bed rest following the discovery that he had suffered a stroke.
Just want to go over some of the updates that have been made around here since the site refresh:
NightingeiL continues to “rebuild”, with the addition of a new member.
AVANCHICK has announced the details of some of their final live events.
ARLEQUIN has uploaded samples from their upcoming single, [puzzle]! They've also revealed the hideous cover art 😉
Hi everyone 👋 Just wanted to give a brief update on the status of weloveucp.com.
Samples of Marco's latest mini-album, "Seizonnoshirushi" have been released!
ARLEQUIN recently announced that they will be releasing another new single this year: "puzzle."
Marco has made their announcement on 6/25 and they've revealed their new mini-album, Seizonnoshirushi (セイゾンノシルシ), accompanied by their fierce new look (that looks straight out of a war movie)!
For the past few weeks, members of DEVIL KITTY have been teasing a big announcement for June 15th, 2017. The day finally came, and with it the news of a new CD, new promo pictures, and a new guitarist.
Former Eternal band Cherry are reviving for the second time this year for a one-night show.
On Twitter this morning, Insanity Injection announced that they have fired one of their vocalists, Chaos.
PARANOID≠CIRCUS, who had recently signed into the king zeebra label back in January, have announced that they will disband after their last live, "MERCY KILLER SHOW" on July 14 at OSAKA MUSE.
Samples and cover art of Marco's best album, Ana Futatsu has been released!! The cover art is absolutely gorgeous ✨✨✨
Former Storm band allure idea is reviving for one night this coming September!
As LIN parted ways back in March 2016, so did the two partners in crime - Sui, as you know, moved on to solo endeavors, while Misery...sorta disappeared. It was hard to see one without the other since the duo have performed together since Metis Gretel back in 2005. Now, it's been announced that the guitarist will finally return to the stage in August!
THE BLACK SWAN will have a new music release on 2017-10-25.
chariots will release a new mini-album in August.
ARLEQUIN has revealed their new look and announced a new “single”!
Someone on Monochrome Heaven asked for some information about Soleil, so I thought I'd type something up! Since it became a little long, I decided to post it here. Hope it's helpful!
chariots has released new samples from their latest single, Succubus.
Here's a bunch of news that I've neglected to post:
Chinese visual-kei band, Lilith, have announced that they will disband after their live at Shanghai Yuyintang on April 23.
PENTAGON will release their third full album, WANDERLUST, in two types on June 14!
The tracklist for the latest DEEP MORE DEEP omnibus has been revealed! Fortunately, the CD features new songs from each band!!
Random Button-kei band Lack-co. has recently released the music video for their upcoming single, "粘着型クレイジーソルト入りクッキー." Unlike their previous featured tracks, this one is pretty...normal?
As their latest single, Henjin Kikou, was released today, Marco also made a surprising announcement: a best-album, Ana Futatsu (穴二つ), is already in the works!
David appeared as the opening act at a live today, and hence his support members (at least for now) have been revealed:
Support drummer Youichi (陽一), who has performed with Lucifer's underground since October 2016, will join the band at their 2nd anniversary oneman live on March 30! This comes as Butterfly syndrome, another band he does support for, will pause activities just a few days later.
With only a day left till the release day, Marco has released samples from their latest single, Henjin Kikou (変人奇行)! Also included at the end is live footage of one of the band's performances!
Earlier this morning (in EST, that is), DEVIL KITTY released the full music video for their upcoming single. Shortly after, they also uploaded a preview of the other two songs.
NEiN released their 1st album at 2017/01/11
At the tail-end of their European tour, Versailles held their live at La Machine du Moulin Rouge in Paris, France on February 5th. Not only did the band end their tour there, but they ended it with a bang - specifically, a surprise appearance by none other than David himself!
PARANOID≠CIRCUS has cancelled their February 23rd live at Shibuya (渋谷) REX, due to vocalist Garu (我儿) fracturing his heel bone.
On 2017-02-08, at 01:16, Kentz (ケンツ) passed away. He had been battling cancer for 5 years.
UCP veterans More have announced the release of several new CDs up until the summer of this year.
AVANCHICK has suddenly announced that they intend to disband in Autumn 2017.
This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of Matina.
Paranoid≠circuS has joined a label, gained a new member, changed their name, and announced a new release!
Church-kei is SAVED...
As mentioned earlier last year, PENTAGON are releasing a new set of maxi-singles entitled CRAZY TRIBE. They've uploaded some previews for each type of single, the tracklists, and a full version of their title track music video.
In what seems like a terrific start to 2017, Marco has announced some new releases, including a new live-limited single! :)))
To little surprise, ROCKSTAR Records officially announced it's end earlier today on Twitter.
As of December 25, PARANOID≠CIRCUS has joined king zeebra.
👻 The LIN official web shop rises from the grave once more!
At their one-man live on December 21st, DEVIL KITTY had a lot of big annoucements! Firstly, they announced the release of their new maxi-single, バンギャル最終兵器 (BAND GIRL Saishuu Heiki, which is "Bangya's final weapon" in English. This may be in response to how ROCKSTAR RECORDS was ran since frontman Yuuga has always been extremely vocal about exposing nonsense that goes on in the scene). It would appear that the band is now signed to Planet Child Music as well.
Lack-co. has revealed their new look and announced some new releases!
KARMA=SHENJING continues their limited revival with a new look and new release!
As we reported last week, FAZ drummer TAKAHIRO was arrested by Osaka police, which prompted the band to pause activities later on next year.
AVANCHICK's vocalist NOAH announced on Twitter that the band has since left ROCKSTAR RECORDS as of December 7th.
FAZ drummer TAKAHIRO (a.k.a. Hiyoka (卑妖華), ex-WERKMARE) has been arrested, and the band will indefinitely pause activities in consequence.
On 2017-03-31, vocalist Shiki (式) will secede and GIGAMOUS will pause activities.
Arte Macchina will release their first single!
Insanity Injection has announced that guitarist GAGA (蛾々) will secede after their 2016-12-12 live at Ikebukuro (池袋) BlackHole.
THE BLACK SWAN has announced their 5th single: RAGE.
Little update on Marco's live schedule:
Party monsters PENTAGON are releasing a new single this winter entitled CRAZY TRIBE. Thus far, they have only announced that the single will come in 3 types--one with a music video, and two types with an additional 3rd track song.
A few updates to the Lucifer's underground session event on the 17th:
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Lilith has revealed their new look! Nice, isn't it?
Lack-co. recently posted a sample video for their upcoming mini-album.
Work/life has been 💩💩💩 lately, so here's a roundup of stuff that I haven't posted (probably not “minor,” but I'm not making separate posts for all this shit!).
remembrance and Crucifixion performed at an event on 2016-11-05.
D has announced their “countdown oneman festival,” Mad Tea Party, to be held on 2016-12-31~2017-01-01 at Sanrio Puroland in Tokyo (東京). The event--which is basically a mini VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT--will see various bands hold short oneman lives at one of three Puroland stages, over New Year's Eve and into 2017.
Today in heartwarming news: HEISEI ISHIN bassist/leader Yoshi (善) has announced that his session band--featuring several UNDER CODE PRODUCTION alumni--will perform at the December 9th edition of the Taku (拓) memorial event.
Amidst all of the current ROCKSTAR RECORDS drama (with several bands leaving the label, and the rest seemingly forced to disband), some pretty cool results are surfacing. One of which is a revival show for former Eternal band チェリー (Cherry)!
Mischievous has announced that they will indefinitely pause activities after their 2017-01-23 sponsored event at Osaka (大阪) LIVEHOUSE D'.
"Victorian steam caravan" band Arte Macchina has mentioned that they will release their first single sometime this winter.
PISARRO held their free oneman live today, and made several important announcements!
DEVIL KITTY will freely distribute their "0th" full album to those who purchase a premium ticket to their free tour final oneman at Shinjuku (新宿) BLAZE, -Heigan- (-閉眼-), on December 21.
ARLEQUIN has revealed the cover and tracklist of their upcoming single, KARMA. They also released a sample earlier this month.
KISAKI has finally broken his radio silence: this morning he tweeted that KISAKI PROJECT feat.Hitomi will perform in December, and that he's sorry for the trouble he caused.
A new band, ORCALADE has formed, and it involves some notable visual veterans!
IJUIN AKIROW (伊集院 明朗) has released his best album, ALL TIME BEST.
Keeping up with their collaborative habits, SHAPE SHIFTER is going to participate in another split single--this time with More entitled "In the Depth." . Like their previous shared releases, this CD will contain a song previously released by both bands featuring a vocalist swap. This time, however, there is one new song in which both bands participated in its recording.
After releasing two digital singles earlier this summer, Insanity Injection has announced the release of their first mini-album, now entitled, Psychotic Cabaret! Details are scarce for now, but the EP is slated for release on November 11 and I presume it to be another digital release...
chariots have finally released details on their new mini-album, now entitled, 深紅に揺らめく、儚き鶺鴒 (Shinkou ni Yurameku, Hakanaki Sekirei)! The CD will be released on November 16, and will cost 2700 yen. The band also took a new artist photo just 2 months after their last one (lol).
Just for my own purposes, I thought I'd make a list of unreleased songs from various KISAKI/UCP-related bands. (This will include compositions that were never recorded in CD, or are only available in demo form, plus “non-songs” such as SEs, significant drum solos, unreleased covers, etc.)
Yayy! In celebration of the birthday of Lucifer's underground guitarist Maki (真稀), his previous bands UNDEAD, hurts, and Lamina will hold a one-day revival!
In a surprising move, DEVIL KITTY have just announced that they have departed from their label, ROCKSTAR RECORDS, on October 3rd.
TLDR: KISAKI was caught in a scandal today, and seems to have abruptly retired as a result... Full details, as I understand them, follow:
AVANCHICK has revealed their new artist photos and the covers/tracklist for their upcoming album.
As promised, Lack-co. has uploaded the full PV for their song Iro Megane Shikisai Kaimu, since they were retweeted over 1,000 times.
THE BLACK SWAN has revealed their new artist image and PV clip! They've also announced the full details for both types of their upcoming single, PERSONA.
KISAKI PROJECT feat.Hitomi has just been revealed, and will be the special guest at Lack-co.'s 2016-12-16 sponsored event at Shinjuku (新宿) ReNY!
The homepage countdown has concluded, and more details on SAN's newest band Lack-co. has been revealed!
Mis†ake has announced their "maybe last... miraculous..." mail-order sale [via Twitter](https://
Some minor news items from the past few days:
THE BLACK SWAN has been revealing each members' new looks over the past week, and, today, they finally revealed the band's new group shot.
I received another set of UCP lucky bags today, and thought I'd give another review!
According to KISAKI, “Due to cancellations, two UCP lucky bags have been restocked. Two additional KISAKI lucky bags have been restocked as well.”
Here's some minor news that I've been to busy to post:
ARLEQUIN announced that they will be releasing a new single in November. The single will come in two types, one with a PV DVD and one with an additional third track.
As suji kindly pointed out, UCP lucky bags are back in stock at the LIN official web shop. I'm not sure how long quantities will last this time.
Marco have released footage of their free oneman from yesterday. Note that this isn't the full live, but it does feature snippets of some songs that they performed (like the live-limited songs and even an unreleased song), plus a full performance of Torikago Aijin at the end. Nonetheless, this is actually pretty cool.
SHAPE SHIFTER are releasing their first multi-type single this October, entitled 枯れた瞳 (Kareta hitomi).
Samples of PENTAGON 's new mini-album are now up on Youtube. Do you have a favorite?
More ex-UCP bandmen are forming new bands, which is always a cool thing! Today, it was unveiled that Lara ( Cu[be] 's vocalist) is in a new band named Ashley . In this band, he goes by a new name: "霧崎ネク (Kirisaki NEKU)." 3 members are also ex-ARREST, which was a short-lived band that has the worst luck (a bassist that stole their costume money and ran, car accidents, a CD that just never got released, etc). Hopefully this band plays out more positively...
Rockstar Records veterans AVANCHICK are releasing their first album soon: 明日もし世界が終わっても (Ashita Moshi Sekai ga Owatte mo)! Keeping with their interesting release names, this title means something like "If the world also ends tomorrow" in English.
chariots has announced their first mini-album! (Since reviving, anyway.)
PISARRO have finally released their first PV! However, it's not for [either one of their newest singles], but for an older release...
PENTAGON are releasing a new mini-album this August entitled "絶叫！ (Zekkyou!)." Unlike their previous mini, this CD will come in a regular and limited edition. The [regular type] will come with 7 songs, and the [limited edition] comes with 6 tracks and a PV-DVD for their new song "ボクラノウタ (BOKURA NO UTA)." Both types will include "POPCORN MONSTER," which was their last single.
Ok, now that Mis†ake has paused activities, I guess it's finally time for me to post about what they've been doing for the past 6 months, lol.
More details have been revealed for Marco's [latest distributed release]!
chariots will award a short [live DVD] to those who purchase [Kisai] (忌際) at their live on 2016-07-07 at EDGE IKEBUKURO.
Days after Dead Children dissolved, guitarist Cain has already joined a new band.
At today's live, Minus Jin-Say Orchestra announced that they will “freeze.”
Mischievous, Pinocchio, and Ultimate Sonic are among those who appeared at Darktrick VOL.14 on 2016-05-22 at HOLIDAY OSAKA, which is available for viewing (for a limited time) through CYBER CIRCUS TV.
THE BLACK SWAN announced more details regarding their next single, their tour, and their next oneman!
chariots has uploaded a preview of the PV for their upcoming single, [Kisai] (忌際).
ARLEQUIN vocalist Aki (暁) will temporarily cease performing due vocal nodules.
After releasing their latest single [Senkou] just two months ago, chariots isn't slowing down - they've announced a new single, and this time, it looks like it's a nationwide release! 👍🏻
PENTAGON has announced the release of their first artist book, Zekkyou! (絶叫!)!
SHAPE SHIFTER gives an acoustic performance on the latest edition of Himitsu no CLOSET (秘密のクロヲゼット)!
THE BLACK SWAN has announced their “next scene:” a new single, a twoman tour, and their 5th oneman live!
AVANCHICK has made an important announcement: they'll hold a oneman, a oneman tour, and a sponsored event tour!
After releasing [their latest live-limited single] just yesterday, Marco have announced yet another distributed release...\le sigh\
PISARRO have been on a roll since they formed only 3 months ago. [After simultaneously releasing three one-coin singles back in April], the band have another one-coin single in the works, plus a live-limited release.
ARLEQUIN has revealed the covers and tracklists of their upcoming album, [Utopia]!
PINOKIO will release its first single!
Mischievous will release a live-limited single, Blind Doll, in August.
After short-lived band the:Ø had suddenly dissolved back in January 2015, it seemed unlikely that vocalist Saica (槐) would resume band activities. However, the latest band he's joined is quite a surprise.
KISAKI will participate in a 90s visual kei event in September!
PARANOID≠CIRCUS will begin their live-limited single release tour, MAGICAL STAR NIGHT PARADE, on 2016-07-14 at Kyoto (京都) MOJO.
Good news for fans of Oneness - the band will revive for one day at Double River Record president Ryuu Asakawa's (浅川隆) birthday presents live, DOUBLE RIVER SUMMIT 2016, at NAGOYA HOLIDAY NEXT on July 11, 2016. Also performing will be a tribute session band, going by the name ASAKAWA SHINEITAI 2016 (浅川親衛隊2016), which features some familiar faces:
The tracklist for GIGAMOUS' first full album, Super Strong Magnets, is [up]! (Except for track #11 for... reasons.) And here are a bunch of other updates from the band:
According to @NEedle_GAme, THE BLACK SWAN's [OUSIA] album doesn't actually include lyrics in the booklet... instead, you'll need to present an application coupon at the band's oneman to receive the lyrics.
Looks like Arte Macchina is in the process of making their first PV for an upcoming release! Details have not been announced yet, but at least it looks like they're finally releasing something (which may or may not be live-limited). Check out exclusive shots provided by the owner of the warehouse [here]. The band has also released a comment video, which also shows the PV in progress.
Vasalla will hold two lives in June, and will release a CD to those who attend both!
So busy lately ( ;∀;) So, sorry for the lack of updates. Here are some minor ones from recent weeks:
Lucifer's underground guitarist toki has mentioned that the secession drummer Atsuki (亜月) was amicable. In fact, Atsuki is participating in the recording of the band's upcoming singles!
Marco have released not only the preview for their latest single, [Amaji], but also samples of the two other singles in the "rain trilogy" that were previously announced. (The cover art for both types of Amaji has also been revealed.)
In spite of their bassist seceding, SHAPE SHIFTER is moving ahead with activities and announced the release of their new single [鳥籠 (Torikago)].
chariots have revealed more details on their newest live-limited single, [Senkou], and their new(ish) band pic has been revealed!
ARLEQUIN announced at their show on April 2nd that they will be releasing their 2nd full-length album named "Utopia." Like their previous releases, this album will come in 3 types and is due to drop on June 8th, 2016.
Lucifer's underground held their oneman yesterday, at which drummer Atuki (亜月) seceded. Today, they've announced their first activities as a 4-member band.
AVANCHICK will hold birthday events for 篝-kagari- and Hyu-ga on 2016-04-08 and 2016-04-09, respectively. The band has just announced a two-type live-limited CD to be sold at those shows.
Bassist Houjou Jin (北條 迅) will secede from SHAPE SHIFTER at their 2016-04-12 live at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA. After that, the band intends to continue with the remaining 4 members.
PENTAGON have announced the release of several new items: a new single, entitled ["ポップコーンモンスター(POPCORN MONSTER)"] on June 1st, and two live DVDs named "2015.11.22 「眠≠罪」@AKASAKA BLITZ & 2015.05.30 「密室」@TSUTAYA O-WEST" and "2016.03.20 「ゴーストバスターズ」@中野サンプラザ," respectively. Along with this news came a new photoshoot of their zany costumes and a small preview of what their new song will sound like. Once again, they've tried to fool everyone into thinking they've turned into a pop-rock band.
DEVIL KITTY are releasing their first single entitled ["夢幻回帰"] (Mugen Kaiki) on May 18th. The single has two tracks and will only cost 540 yen. The band has described the first track to be melancholic and the latter to be "rampage metal (lit: 暴れメタルナンバー)," so it looks like this little single is going to have some diversity.
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.
With the announcement of a new PV and a new (distributed ;w;) single, chariots is already off to an exciting start!
Just a few AVANCHICK things that warranted their own post:
Minor news roundup for 3/6 🤘
As expected, LIN will have limited goods/sales at their last lives on 2016-03-08~10 (with many DVDs, natch!):
STELLA MARIA will hold a one-day revival on 2016-09-18!
Lucifer's underground will release the live-limited single [KoNO Yo NO HaTE/Asobi no Niwa] on 2016-03-30.
PISARRO has revealed details and covers of their one-coin singles, plus a fourth single!
Here's some minor news:
Yesterday, [we introduced you to new band, PISARRO.] Since then, it's been revealed that the band has more plans up their sleeve before their official debut in May.
THE BLACK SWAN has revealed their new artist image. (The “wedding dress” look was for promotional purposes only, and the new image shows the costumes that they actually wear on stage.)
Minor news roundup 2/22:
A few details have emerged regarding the full release of THE BLACK SWAN's album, OUSIA!
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM has revealed their final look.
ARLEQUIN has released the tracklistings, cover art, and song previews for their upcoming single, PARANOIA.
Here are some more minor news items:
LIN will hold a special fair at the Osaka (大阪) branch of ZEAL LINK from 2016-02-20 through 2016-03-21!
Just yesterday, SUI and MIZALY of LIN held a "tribute oneman" where they performed fan-requested songs of LIN, Megaromania, and Metis Gretel with their session band, 10TH REINCARNATION, at Ikebukuro CYBER. Here's what the fans requested:
A quick news roundup before work. More to come:
Lucifer's underground will hold their anniversary oneman on 2016-03-30 at Nagoya (名古屋) CLUB ROCK'N'ROLL―and drummer Atuki (亜月) will secede at that live.
AVANCHICK has revealed their new look (it's really good, huh?) and announced their new single, Tanin no Fukou ha Mitsu no Aji (他人の不幸は蜜の味), to be released on 2016-03-30!
If you thought this was the end of SHERELLA, then you're wrong.
Minor news roundup for 1/31:
AVANCHICK vocalist NOAH will participate in American rock project Lightning Strikes, which features musicians related to KISS, Yngwie Malmsteen, and more.
Se'ikspia completed their revival live (aka “replay live”) on 2016-01-24 at Namba (難波) ROCKETS.
As predicted [here], guitarist Nayu has departed from SHERELLA due to differences in band style and to devote to his activities in Ferris WheeL, since joining the band back in the beginning of January. Now, only vocalist Amu and bassist Shio remain in the band.
Insanity Injection's first CD, ADVENT OF SLAUGHTER, will be released through ELE-MUSIC, and will also be available worldwide via digital download. (The [cover art] is also up!)
Ok, LIN announced a couple more privileges for their best album today. Here's the final list:
GIGAMOUS finished their 500-person-limited oneman today, and announced their national tour and first full album!
Se'ikspia―a wonderful Kansai-based band that was briefly produced by UNDER CODE PRODUCTION―will hold their (limited?) revival, 13 years later!
Please comment or contact me if you want to coordinate privilege sharing for LIN's best box, [the end of corruption world]. (Cross-posted to [Monochrome Heaven](http://www.monochrome-heaven.com/index.php/topic/39780-sale-LIN-%E3%80%8Cthe-end-of-corruption-world%E3%80%8D-privilege-sharing/).)
These are the privileges I've found so far... where will you purchase from? 'Cause all of these privileges are good, and I want to coordinate...!
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM will freely distribute their last single, aimless [the final shape], at their last live on 2016-02-21.
Terakoya (the new label of THE BLACK SWAN) will hold its 10 year anniversary event tour, Hyakka Ryouran ~Extravaganza for second bloom~ (百花繚乱 ~Extravaganza for second bloom~), beginning on 2016-04-24.
Happy New Year! Some minor news:
THE BLACK SWAN revealed their new artist image and a preview of their RUVISH PV.
THE BLACK SWAN finished their oneman, Judge the Value, today. They made three important announcements:
Due to production delays, the OUSIA booklet will not be available at THE BLACK SWAN's 2016-01-05 oneman.
LIN members KISAKI, SUI, and MIZALY have been announced as guests for RadioNEO's podcast, 「ラジカルNEOナイト VISUAL REVOLUTION!」, hosted by Stuppy magazine's very own Pokkun (ぽっくん). They are scheduled to appear on January 6, 2016, presumably along with Smileberry, Chanty, and Daiki.
For newbie band FerrisWheeL, made up of ex-Crishuna and ex-Crucifixion members, yet another ex-Crucifixion member is added to the mix - guitarist Nayu (なゆ), who is currently in the band, SHERELLA.
Mischievous has revealed their new look, and their new drummer, Hiiro (一彩)! (He's the one with red hair.)
PARANOID≠CIRCUS has announced the release of their first mini-album, DREAM BOXX, on 2016-03-27. Details TBA.
RHEDORIC has shared the full PV for their mini-album preview single, WORLD:
Minor news roundup for 2015-12-23:
Mischievous “second act” (new lineup) will be revealed on 2016-01-01. From the teaser image, it appears that they will gain a fourth member―I wonder if Karen (火憐) [ex-SUZAKU] will join, since ALVION is disbanding...
LIN's the end of corruption world is now available for preordering at [CD Japan]! First press bonus is still the same as in the webshop (which means you can still get the World in Flames re-recording CD and the trading card too, but no personalized message), but if you still want that, then get your copy quick, since CDJ's bonus is available for a limited time!
For reasons unclear to me, SHOXX is participating with various artists to release special lucky bags in celebration of the magazine's 25 year anniversary and New Year 2016.
And another band bites the dust...
Dead Children have shared a live clip of the song Black Lily:
THE BLACK SWAN has revealed the tracklist for their live-distributed full album, [OUSIA-dispersed-].
Black Gene For the Next Scene's time together may be ticking away, but that doesn't mean vocalist Ice plans to stop music soon. Rather, he's going solo.
More details of LIN's memorial best box, [the end of corruption world], have been revealed.
ARLEQUIN has announced their new single, [PARANOIA], to be released in two types (2 song CD + PV DVD / 3 song CD) on 2016-03-02.
NEOLOGI has announced their first single, [DD], for a 2016-01-27 release.
LIN has made their important announcement: they will disband on 2016-03-20.
Mischievous has announced their second single, [sickman], for release on 2016-01-13.
Welp, we saw this coming...
SHERELLA will freely distribute a CD, [Kyoukai no Kireta Sekai/Tsuki ni Ikiau], during their appearance at CERO's birthday event, Here's looking at me, kid Vol:2, at HOLIDAY OSAKA on 2015-12-01.
SHAPE SHIFTER announced the release of the new single, [感情雨 (Kanjouame)]! Like their first single, this CD will also be released in advanced before the official drop date at their show entitled "池袋月下雷鳴(Ikebukuro gekka raimei)." This concert will be held at Ikebukuro EDGE on February 18th.
Jikkentai NEMESIS will hold a one-day revival on 2016-01-05 at OSAKA MUSE.
Black Gene For the Next Scene has announced their best album and live DVD of their 2015-11-01 oneman at TSUTAYA O-EAST.
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.
LIN held their last live before pausing activities, Dedicate to Graveyard ~Everlasting Wish~, at Shinjuku BLAZE today. Here are some random comments about the live, mostly gathered by trolling Twitter:
Lilith made several announcements today: First, since October, drummer Raku (樂) had been frequently sick. After caring for his sicknesses in the usual ways, he finally went to the hospital, and was subsequently diagnosed with a serious illness. (The band refrains from naming his illness, in respect of privacy.) Due to Raku's illness, and the fact that Lilith considers its members irreplaceable, Lilith will pause live activities in January 2016.
Just a quick note...
LIN will sell several special items at their last live [before pausing activities] on 2015-11-22 at Shinjuku BLAZE―including some that are limited to 1 copy. Furthermore, customers who spend 4,000 yen will be allowed to take a photograph with the band (or favorite member). The band will also collaborate with visual shop Like an Edison for regular sales.
A second track from LIN's performance at FEST FES 2015 on 2015-08-29 at Osaka STUDIO PARTITTA will be uploaded to the mine YouTube channel—and will air on Kyoto TV channel KBS Kyoto—for one week, beginning on 2015-11-27.
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION session band Shingen Kichi SPECIAL ~PERMANENT BAND~ (神言基地SPECIAL ~パーマネントバンド~) successfully completed its live at Abeno ROCKTOWN. They played several staples of Kisaki & Kansai Kizoku setlists:
Missed out on LIN's performance at FEST FES 2015 back in August? Then worry no more, the live event is now available to watch on DVD!
After discussions between the members, Black Gene For the Next Scene has announced that they will “stop activities” (活動停止) after their live on 2016-04-10.
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM has announced that they will disband―officially, “end” (終焉)―on 2016-02-21. They still plan to release a last single, called RE:I AM, in January.
Due to a sudden family emergency, LIN guitarist CERO will be absent from the band's 2015-10-30 live at OSAKA MUSE.
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM have revealed their new image (BUCK-TICK inspired again, huh?). They will release their new single in January 2016 (tentative); other details TBA.
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Here's some minor news that I've been neglecting to post. (I've been too busy working on the discography section!)
A special session band made of ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION members will perform on 2015-11-17!
SHAPE SHIFTER have revealed the trailer for their first single, [Raimei] :
「C」 SESSION, [the newest band of Riku] (ex-LIN, chariots, etc.) will be performing again (and have also uploaded their first promo picture~)! This time they'll be performing with ROCKSTAR RECORDS bands at Shinjuku Blaze on December 14.
RHEDORIC has announced some special privileges for those who purchase Jiggy 2nd Press through TOWER RECORDS:
LIN announced today that they will release a live DVD of their anniversary oneman, Memento-Mori ~Embrace of Utopia~, from 2015-05-31.
GIGAMOUS revealed their new Egypt-inspired look today, and announced their next single, [Chouou] (頂王).
“RHEDORIC, a band who is going major in October, used drones and GoPro in their recent PV?!”
A special event has been announced for 2015-12-10 which will memorialize deceased HEISEI ISHIN vocalist Taku (拓). Several special acts will appear―almost all of which were part of the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION family ❤.
With the release of new costumes, generally, the news of a new release is often soon to follow. It has been announced that DEVIL KITTY are releasing their first mini-album in two types on October 28th. The CD will come in two types, one containing a PV and the other a 5th bonus track, and the mini is entitled "雌豚解体新書 (Mebuta Kaitai Shinsho)." No album art has been disclosed as of yet, but they have released a small PV preview. [Type-A] will cost 2,500 yen, and [Type-B] will cost 2,100.
This won't surprise those of you who guessed as much, but LIN's Dedicate to Graveyard PV is the new 5,000 yen purchase privilege at the band's official web shop, starting on 2015-09-12.
Here's the latest roundup of minor news:
Adding to the trend of new pictures, DEVIL KITTY has also revealed their new look on Twitter! Unfortunately, they haven't announced any plans for releasing a CD, but they do have one of their live performances posted to Youtube (which seems to be mostly them covering GOKIBURI songs).
Earlier on Twitter, SHAPE SHIFTER revealed not one, but TWO new artist pictures!
ALVION will freely distribute a double-A-side single, [ARROWS/BECOME A FOOL], at their oneman on 2015-10-11.
AVANCHICK and Synk;yet will sell a live-limited [coupling single] during their coupling tour in December.
Unknown band Riddle=Dect will join the ranks of king zeebra in September.
ARLEQUIN will hold another twoman versus LIPHLICH on 2015-10-26.
The members of Saica (ex-the:Ø)'s session band (who are performing at Saica's birthday live on 2015-10-20) have been revealed:
ARLEQUIN will participate in a short Asia tour, which appears to be organized by B.P.RECORDS.
PENTAGON will participate in a twoman versus DADAROMA on 2015-10-11 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4. The two bands will also hold a session at the event.
The latest minor news:
The latest magazine and television appearances from our lovely bands:
Here's a message video recorded by LIN (with English subtitles!) in support of their upcoming [appearance at World Visual Festival]. It appears the video was recorded a while ago, though, as it features their old costumes...
The privileges for purchasing LIN's last single, Dedicate to Graveyard and/or their live DVD, Sacred illusionism have been announced!
Dead Children has revealed their newest PV! Black Lily will be featured on their first mini-album, [Haunted Vox].
PENTAGON has uploaded samples for all songs from their upcoming single, [Hijiki to KARAAGE] (ひじきとカラアゲ). Also check out the full TETSU KIZU (テツキズ) PV and Jesus phobia PV preview, which were previously posted.
ARLEQUIN will release their new single, QUALIA (クオリア), on 2015-11-04 in three types (further details TBA). They've also announced a 2015-12-09 final at TSUTAYA O-EAST for their Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka oneman tour.
Cecir (ex-E'm ~grief~) will no longer be able to participate in Cero (LIN)'s birthday event, Here's looking at me, kid VOL:2, this year due to family reasons. This also means he will not be able to perform on guitar for Cero's session band...(hope Cero finds a replacement!)
PENTAGON has released the full PV to their song TETSUKIZU (テツキズ).
FUTURISM・BOYZ will participate in a threeman on 2015-11-15―with visual bands!
AVANCHICK will release their new maxi-single, Jibaku (自縛), in three types on 2015-10-28.
REALies vocalist Rayka will release a new t-shirt from his fashion brand, MY WAY, on 2015-08-07~08.
LIN will appear alongside other visual kei bands for not only one visual festival, but two this year!
Oneness will release a [DVD of their disbandment oneman]. The DVD will be released through the [Double River Record official web shop] on 2015-09-16, but those who order before 2015-08-31 will receive a privilege DVD with footage from the band's ITAZURA no SUSUME (イタズラのススメ) tour.
Visual shop [Super BRock Record] will hold a PENTAGON special fair during the week of 2015-09-01. Customers who purchase PENTAGON goods from the shop during that period will receive an artist photo or comment DVD.
AVANCHICK have revealed their new look, and should be announcing a new release soon. In the mean time, three small bits of news:
I've been too busy updating layout stuff to bother posting news m( )m. So here's the latest minor stuff:
LIN recently put [two bootleg live DVDs] for sale through their official web shop. The end of the acceptance period for orders has been announced as 2015-07-27. If you were interested in those DVDs, better get them now!
The tracklist for upcoming omnibus, Agitation Clysis ~Integrity~ has been announced. Unfortunately, as expected, all songs are old―except maybe emmurée's? [Check out the song list here] to DECIDE if you're still interested.
Namamail V (生メールV)―the subscription service which allows fans to send and receive exclusive emails from LIN members (among others)―is increasing its monthly subscription fee from 300 yen to 500 yen, per band member subscription. The company's reasoning is that they need to make more profit to pay the artists fairly... pretty straightforward.
Earlier this year, carat had announced their disbandment for April, [until an accident left vocalist Yuuji injured and unable to sing.] However, he has since returned to the stage (fortunately and unfortunately) and after the other members [participated in a session event with THE RHEDORIC], their last live has been rescheduled as far back as September 16. On that date, the band will hold their last oneman live, 終宴～サクライツカ～ (shuuen～sakura itsuka～) at Takadanobaba AREA and finally cease activities.
LIN has released two new bootleg live DVDs from last month. The [first] features the band's Rame cosplay live and their appearance at an Ains event. The [second] features two dates from the Blazing Trianglum tour; including the show at which they announced their pause, and the show at which they performed in street clothes due to misplacing their costumes.
“We tricked everyone into thinking that PENTAGON had changed routes to a POP band, lol”
LIN has uploaded a PV preview for their upcoming (and last, before pausing activities) single, [「Dedicate to Graveyard」]. It sounds great, and the PV looks really good! (By the way, I wonder if/when/how they'll release the full PV...) You can check out the clip below and [and preorder the single here].
Upcoming omnibus [Agitation Clysis ~Integrity~] has added defspiral to its lineup (although the tracklist has still not been revealed). The cover art has also been released.
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.
GLARD has recruited a new drummer, Sunny, and revealed their new look! It seems that they'll be going in a more visual direction🎶 The band, which will revive on 2015-07-13, has also announced their new single: [[Invisible]] will be released at their lives starting on the 16th. Check the preview below―what do you think of the new GLARD?
Related to the previous post, signed to Rockstar is a """new""" band DEVIL KITTY, fronted by the very sarcastic, and somewhat eccentric, Yuuga. As some of you may remember, back in the early 2000's (prior to the closing of Eternal) there was another band named DEVIL KITTY that Yuuga was in. While this band shares the same name, they are supposed to be considered two separate entities. Yuuga's also nabbed Majyu as the drummer for this band, so I'm interested to see how active SHAPE SHIFTER is with a part-time drummer.
As of 2015-07-07, a brand new label has opened: ROCK★STAR RECORDS. One of the first artists to join is AVANCHICK, along with newly-revived DEVIL KITTY, BETTY (ベティ), THE EGOIST, MEARY (メアリー), Dear, and VISUAL Kei Enkakashu TAKASHI (ヴィジュアル系演歌歌手 TAKASHI). Check out the label's OHP for more information!
A new omnibus series has been announced! On 2015-08-19, the [Agitation Clysis ~Integrity~] volume will be released, which features THE BLACK SWAN, Femme Fatale, Lucifer's underground, MASKED RIDER SYSTEM, More, GIGAMOUS, and more. They've not yet announced if any tracks will be new.
The LEGENDARY SIX NINE is a solo project by RUKA, the drummer of NIGHTMARE, with rotating support members. Today, the project announced its new release, SPLIT EP, which will feature two lineups: one of which is called 「LSN REUNION」 and features JUI (GOTCHAROCKA, ex-VIDOLL) on vocals!
LIN guitarist CERO will hold his birthday event in December, at which his session band 「CERO BIRTHDAY SESSION RETURNS」 will perform. Vocalist SUI will hold his two-day birthday event, The Blessing Day, in January of 2016, at which his sessions 「Evil en Lucifer」 and 「MADEMOISELLE na Yaroutachi」 will perform. (Is it a Madeth gray'll cover band?! I really hope so 😍
LIN has published its members' comments about pausing activities (find behind the cut). Although I can't translate, it sounds as if lack of success is the cause. The band also announced that their last tour, Unlimited Aesthetic, began on 2015-06-11, and will end with their tour final 4-day sponsored event, Unlimited Aesthetic~Halloween Night 4Days~. Finally, their three-stop last oneman tour, Dedicate to Graveyard~Everlasting Wish~, will be held on 2015-11-07, 2015-11-08, and 2015-11-22.
LIN's last maxi-single, [「Dedicate to Graveyard」], will be released on 2015-09-09. It includes one new song (the title track), a re-recording of Misery is Nothing, and an unspecified bonus (probably instrumental versions of those two songs). An application ticket for an unspecified privilege will be included in the release.
Looks like SHERELLA is having yet another change to their lineup...
The tracklisting for upcoming omnibus [Yougenkyou -west- vol.2 ~Osaka・Nagoya Rengou~] has been revealed. LIN will contribute the song Missing Melody, which we've seen mentioned a few times before. Also, the bonus track will feature FEST VAINQUEUR plus all other vocalists (including SUI), although the song is TBA.
Hey guyz, I updated the member profiles a bit (^^♪ For instance, you can [view mine here].
Here are a few upcoming media appearances (mostly from GOEMON RECORDS bands):
LIN has announced at their 6/24 live at Umeda ZEELA that they will be on hiatus after their live at Shinjuku Blaze on November 22...before then, they've also announced a new single for September and revealed their last look.
PARANOID≠CIRCUS buffalo (drummer) Kizuna (紲) will resume activities at the band's 2015-07-10 sponsored event. He had been absent from the band [since February] to allow a hernia to heal.
Lucifer's underground held their first oneman today, and they're sharing footage of it on YouTube! Although the live wasn't well-attended, their performance is fun to watch, and the songs are really good! Check out the first part of their oneman footage below:
LIN will participate in a threeman with dieS and emmurée in September. Pretty strange combination, huh?
Legendary Soleil/Matina bands Vasalla and WITH SEXY held their one-day-revival twoman on 2015-05-30. This week, after a brief countdown on their OHP, the bands announced that a live DVD of the performance will be available! Details are TBA.
PENTAGON has announced details of their second oneman, which will be held in November. They've also announced a twoman with HERO, to be held in September.
PENTAGON will release their new single, Hijiki to KARAAGE (ひじきとカラアゲ), on 2015-09-02 in 5 types (one for each members). Further details TBA. The band has also announced details of their special program: TETSUKIZU Matsuri (テツキズ祭).
LIN will make an important announcement at their upcoming threeman on 2015-06-24. Hopefully it's something good D:!
THE BLACK SWAN finished their oneman, and have made several announcements. First: their new-maxi single, [Kagune] (赫音), will be released in August. Lovely boys that they are, they've already uploaded a PV preview (it looks great as usual ❤):
PARANOID≠CIRCUS will participate in a threeman in August:
ARLEQUIN has sold out for the 6/20 and 6/21 stops on their upcoming oneman tour. In celebration, the band has announced two additional oneman performances, to be held in October and November. (The additional performances are listed as part of a Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka tour, so I wouldn't be surprised if a third date is announced in the future.) It's great to see them so successful!
LIN V. SUI and G. MIZALY will hold a session at Re;aL's sponsored event on 2015-09-25. The other members have not yet been announced. SUI will also participate in a session event on 2015-07-23 (which includes some ex-chariots and SHAPE SHIFTER members).
Dead Children has announced their first mini-album, [Haunted Vox]! The six-track CD will be released on 2015-08-19 for 2,160 yen.
THE BLACK SWAN will hold a threeman with HOLLOWGRAM and Femme Fatale (btw, it's their [second time] with Femme Fatale). An unspecified gift will be freely distributed to attendees... hopefully not a CD 'cause those are hard to get!
ARLEQUIN and NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST will hold their twoman live, TEARS OF /BLOOD/, in August:
Vocalist Z (of Moi Dix Mois and Art Cube) has announced that he is making a new band featuring some former UCP musicians! Their name is SHAPE SHIFTER and they are signed to DUALCORE SOUND ENTERPRISE, like Art Cube was.
LIN will hold their 4-day Halloween sponsored event, Unlimited Aesthetic:
PENTAGON successfully finished their first oneman, 「Misshitsu」, at TSUTAYA O-WEST today. The live was a complete success―it sold out in 1 minute, including balcony tickets! The band has announced their next step: they will hold a special festival in Teshima, although details are currently secret... PENTAGON has also announced a twoman live versus Grieva (グリーヴァ) in August.
ARLEQUIN is appearing in a shit-ton of media lately (including 4 as cover artist!!). Here's a list of all their stuff, plus some other recent appearances by other artists:
AiM MaiM will hold their 1 year anniversary sponsored event on 2015-06-26. Today, the band announced that drummer Ichiyo (一葉) will secede from the band at that live, and AiM MaiM will end activities (disband).
SHERELLA has revealed their new artist photo. They look great, don't they?
ALVION has revealed their latest artist photo and announced their first single, [FORBIDDEN UNDER GROUND], which will be released on 2015-07-22. The band has also announced their sponsored event, Fatalistic Permission. By the way, ALVION has a new official Twitter account: [@official_alvion].
GIGAMOUS has announced their first maxi-single since leaving their record label and changing their name. [JAPANESE DANCER] will be released in two types on July 22nd: Type-A with a PV and Type-B with a bonus track. Although the band is independent, the release will be published by Timely Records.
LIN will be featured in the latest omnibus album from Plug Records West, 『妖幻鏡 -west- Vol.2 ～大阪・名古屋連合～』 (Yougenkyou-WEST- Vol.2 ~Osaka•Nagoya rengou~), which is due for release on August 5, 2015 and is priced at 3240 yen.
In memorial of their upcoming disbandment, Oneness will release a [memorial pamphlet + DVD set]. The set will feature exclusive photos, interviews, etc., and the DVD will feature an unreleased PV. The set goes on sale on 2015-06-06 at lives and through the band's [official web shop].
Here's some recent minor news:
Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that you can [search WE LOVE UCP] again―Google's search kept breaking, so I finally just made one myself. Here's an [example search for NEGA]... Hopefully this will be useful to someone 😜
After [recently leaving their label], GIGAMOUS has finally announced their next step! First, the band has changed the spelling of its name to katakana: ギガマウス (still pronounced GIGAMOUS). They've also revealed their new look (above), and have tentatively announced a new single to be released on 2015-07-22 (further details TBA).
More is the new project of ex-Sugar vocalist Loki, and features bassist Enya from 12012 (along with ex-kiss my way guitarist JUDYjun, ex-König drummer Yune, and support pianist Yamamitsu). The band will officially start on 2015-06-25, with their first DVD single, hypno, released the day before. [Check their OHP] for more info, and catch a preview of their first release below:
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM has announced the details for their second single, [SLOW]! The CD will be released on 2015-06-10 with 3 songs and a PV for the title track. Check out the preview below:
Mischievous has finally announced an official release: their first single, [AZALEA], will be released on 2015-07-08! The CD will contain two songs (the title track + DOGMA), and will apparently only be available at littleHEARTS. and fiveStars, for now.
Bad luck band FOODED SEAL its last support member lineup (see below), which will begin performing on 2015-05-19 at Shibuya REX. The band will hold a sponsored event on 2015-07-04 (details TBA), and another on 2015-08-18―at which FOODED SEAL will make an important announcement and disband.
GOTCHAROCKA will release their second full album, Royale, on 2015-06-17. Today, the band has revealed its new look for the release, and the partial tracklist has been announced:
Legendary bands Vasalla and WITH SEXY will hold their one-day revival twoman, Reminiscence of LOVE INSANE, on 2015-05-30 at Ikebukuro EDGE. At that live, the bands will release a compilation album featuring remastered versions of rare demotape songs. Check the [Collection of LOVE INSANE] page for the tracklist.
Anime-theme-song cover band SPATS (スパッツ) has announced its second live. The “legendary” session band―comprised of V. Jin [HERO] / G. jun [ex-Phantasmagoria~GOTCHAROCKA] / G. Toki [Black Gene For the Next Scene] / B. HIIRO [ex-NEU] / D. TERO [ex-VIDOLL]―will hold its first oneman on 2015-05-12 at Takadanobaba AREA; due to that oneman selling out in minutes, a second oneman has been announced for 2015-10-14 at TSUTAYA O-WEST. If the second oneman doesn't sell at least 550 tickets, the group will disband.
LIN will stop selling certain bootleg live DVDs through their [web shop] at 2015-04-30 23:59 JST. The following items will be unavailable for purchase after that time:
LIN will appear at the birthday event for [often naked] vocalist YUDA (ユダ) of Ryuketsu BLIZZARD (流血ブリザード). The two bands have been somewhat close in recent years, since their [first twoman] in 2013.
SHERELLA's website has been renewed to reflect the secession of bassist Yu (ゆ), and to give some details about the band's “[story]”.
This is pretty cool: CELL (ex-La'Mule etc.) has released a digital single―despite being on hiatus―through cdbaby (this means that we can buy it super easily!). The digital single, for you..., costs $3.79 and features three-previously released songs, but remastered and with new English vocals! The songs selected are some of their best, so please check it out and support them.
SHERELLA has released a new trailer of their first single, 「空の時間」(sora no jikan), which will also be distributed at their first live event, Fiction Impossible Mad ingranaggi ～廻る歯車はまるで唄うかの様に～ on April 17.
As we thought, REALies will disband ([members' comments]). Their [best albums] release on June 10th, their last sponsored event is on jun 22nd, a bus trip with fans will be held on July 11th, and the group will disband at the final stop of their oneman tour, I did it my way., on 2015-08-08. REALies will have lasted for 4 years, with no member changes, and with a definite growth compared to their start at UNDER CODE PRODUCTION. I'm quite proud of them for that. Good luck boys!
This is my conjecture, so take it as rumor, but it seems that GIGAMOUS might have left their label, BadeggBox. Today the band renewed [their OHP], and also changed their fanmail address―which is no longer in the BadeggBox office. Furthermore, their image at the [BadeggBox OHP] is in the section with disbanded groups.
PARANOID≠CIRCUS has announced their three-month sponsored event series, KEEP COUNT OF BUFF:
SHERELLA bassist Yuki (ゆき) [aka Yu/ゆ] has seceded from the band as of 2015-04-01. There appears to be no particular reason, besides difference in direction, and the band members are even hanging out with him still! I was hoping this was an April Fool's joke, but no dice... He was the reason I was most excited for this band―his writing was excellent in SUGAR FORKFUL. Oh well!
LIN will appear on NICO NICO web show, NICO Visu (ニコびじゅ) on 2015-04-07 at 16:00 JST, along with Anli Pollicino. I'm pretty sure this program only includes talking, unfortunately. Still, if you'd like more info, check [here].
NUMBER MOUSE, the long-running project of ex-DAS:VASSER vocalist KYOHEI, has announced that drummer YOU-YA (ex-La'Mule) is seceding. According to KYOHEI, the band will be adopting a heavier sound, and this change is the impetus for YOU-YA's secession.
carat has postponed their last live, which was scheduled for 2015-04-03, due to vocalist Yuuji。 (ゆーじ。) being involved in an unspecified accident which has fractured his jaw. In such a condition, it's impossible for him to sing, so the live will be rescheduled to some time in the summer of this years. Details TBA once they're decided.
Oneness has announced that they will disband, as the result of discussions at a recent band meeting. Their last live, a oneman, will be held on July 24th at Ikebukuro EDGE. No word yet on any best album or last release―just their upcoming single, GO!!, which is slated for release in June.
PENTAGON has announced the details for their upcoming single, [Shounen WALTZ], to be released on 2015-04-29. It will come in 3 types: A, with PV; B with bonus track; and C with alternate bonus track ([full details here]). The band's new look is above, and a preview of the PV is below. What do you think?
REALies has announced their best album, /REALies/ 2011-2015, which will be released in two types on June 10th. [TYPE A] features single tracks and a PV collection, while [TYPE B] features B-sides―neither version features any new material. Furthermore, the band has announced their short Tokyo-Osaka-Nagoya sponsored event tour, EVERLASTING, and their “2man+1” to celebrate Ritsu's birthday, Chel's Birthday 2015.
LIN has uploaded previews of upcoming maxi-single, [Memento-Mori]. IMO they sound really good―the title track is a fresh sound from them, and “Forbidden” sounds straight out of Megaromania's discography (in a good way). Interestingly, “Cross Pageant” appears to be a cover of the KISAKI PROJECT song Shoukei (憧憬). What do you think?
SUI (LIN) will make a guest appearance at the SARAVAH Tokyo event, かやアコースティックライブ 「CafeNOIR～かや、ビジュアル系を歌う」 (Kaya Acoustic Live "CafeNOIR~Kaya Sings Visual Kei") on April 14.
Here's a preview of Black Gene For the Next Scene's Uragaeri (裏返り) PV―the first footage of the band since the joining of ex-NEGA guitarist SAN. I'm somewhat surprised that the guitars aren't emphasized at all in this portion of the song, but at least there's a tantalizing taste of a guitar solo from SAN at the end. What do you think?
Dead Children's talk show on YouTube, DEAD or ALIVE SHOW, has posted the second volume, featuring guitarist Cain:
Mischievous―the king zeebra band formerly known as ISORA (イソラ)―has announced details for the first of their three-month sponsored event campaign, Hana KusaRE Kinkakubyou ・ Hasshou (花腐レ菌核病・発症), to be held on 2015-04-28. The band also announced, at their recent tour final, that their first release has been planned. If I understood various tweets correctly, it seems that their first release will be a 2-song CD featuring DOGMA and /AZALEA/ (アザレア), although details have not yet been announced.
Dead Children will appear on internet TV program Himitsu no CLOSET ~SECOND SEASON~ (秘密のクロヲゼット ~SECOND SEASON~) on 2015-03-14. I believe that they'll hold a mini-live and talk session... really hoping for the live portion! Keep checking [the YouTube channel] for updates.
VARYL has announced their new single, Haitoku no Senritsu to Guuiteki Genshou, which will be released in [two types] sometime in July. Before that, on 2015-06-12, the band will hold their free oneman, WORSHIP -Kaihou Junreishisha ni yoru Senreishiki-, at which they'll distribute a new song to those who purchase VIP ticket (3,000 yen, also includes photo with the band).
SHERELLA is a new band that formed on September of last year, and features ex-La:Sadie's~HISKAREA guitarist Shio and ex-SUGAR FORKFUL bassist Yu, along with ex-Crucifixion and Bakuonsentai ANIRANGER members.
Here's some minor news:
KARMA=SHENJING will freely distribute a 5 track CD at their upcoming live on 2015-03-20 at LIVE HOUSE D'. Unfortunately, the contents/details are unknown at this time :(
LIN's upcoming single, Memento Mori, now has some privileges:
ALVION will freely distribute a new song, LUV IMITATION, at their 2015-03-07 sponsored event at Umeda Zeela, FROM THE REVELATION NIGHT. The band has uploaded a preview of the new song, below:
THE BLACK SWAN has uploaded the full PV for their new song Ushinai (失い) from their [upcoming single]! They've also released a flyer which announces their 3rd maxi single, to be released sometime in summer 2015!
In spite of their upcoming hiatus, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi's new demo CD is now available only via the band's email address, email@example.com. The new CD, vaguely titled as 「demo CD-R」, will cost 2000 yen and will feature the following tracklist:
Black Gene For the Next Scene has announced that ex-NEGA (and ex-the:Ø) guitarist SAN has officially joined! The band's first release with this new lineup is a 3 type maxi-single on 2015-04-22, Uragaeri (裏返り). The first live featuring SAN will be on 2015-03-01, and the group's oneman tour will start on 2015-04-29, with a tour final on 2015-07-11, at which an important announcement will be made and a new song will be freely distributed. Good luck BFN!
Sad news for fans of Tatoeba Konna Hanashi...
Lucifer's underground bassist and [umbrella records] president Yuuri (憂里) will take ownership of visual kei themed bar, dear rain, from its original owner Shino (紫乃) [ex-Féria~Verfe gorl~etc.] on 2015-03-01. It also appears that Yuuri plans to rename the bar to bar umbrella.
LIN and THE BLACK SWAN will participate in KUROYUME (黒夢) tribute cover album, Revision Underwear, to be released on 2015-03-25! [Check here for the full tracklist], and check out these previews of the original songs which those two bands are covering:
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM have revealed their new artist photo today―the first with new bassist KOZI (ex-Suicide Ali). The band will release their new single in May of this year, but details have yet to be announced.
FUTURISM・BOYZ has revealed their first official photography since the joining of new vocalist shall (ex-Vior gloire). Check it out, above! You can see their older photos at their [biography section].
PENTAGON will release their first single, Shounen WALTZ (少年ワルツ), in 3 types on 2015-04-29 (details TBA). They will also “hijack” Harajuku for one day, on 2014-04-25, in celebration of vocalist 千吊-chizuru-'s birthday!
AVANCHICK, who have been [searching since November], have decided on their new guitarist! The new member will be revealed at their 2015-03-21 oneman.
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!
the:Ø's web shop has been temporarily closed, apparently due to fraudulent activities. If I understand correctly, someone was placing orders using the name and address of someone who didn't want any items, resulting in the band spending large amounts of money on shipping, etc. The band is currently investigating whether or not to involve the police and how to move forward.
NEOLOGI has lined up support musicians for its 2015-02-18 and 2015-03-11 lives. The band has also announced that it will distribute a new song, [Queen], at its 2015-03-11 live.
PARANOID≠CIRCUS has announced their 2nd anniversary celebration session event and oneman! The lives will be held in March, and [a CD will be distributed] at the oneman. Details below:
FUTURISM・BOYZ will hold a 2015-04-05 oneman in celebration of the joining of new vocalist shall (シャル)! Good luck boys! I hope a release is somewhere on the horizon.
I've added the setlist to LIN's 2015-01-25 oneman performance, where they performed a new song, Missing Melody. The song seems to be important to the band as several members blogged about it... but it doesn't seem that it will be released any time soon, haha♪
REALies vocalist Rayka's birthday event will be held on 2015-04-28 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA, at which limited edition t-shirts designed by him will be sold.
LIN has announced their new single \m/ The one-type CD, [Memento-Mori], contains 4 new songs and will be released on 2015-04-15. The band will reveal their new look on March 1st, kick off their next tour on March 10th, and hold their tour final oneman, Memento-Mori~Embrace of Utopia~, on 2015-05-31.
PARANOID≠CIRCUS has revealed their awesome new artist images! Check the rest out at their [profile page].
Lucifer's underground is accepting pre-orders for their [first mini-album], which is due out on 2015-03-04. The CD can be ordered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (see [this post] for details), and will be shipped on 2015-03-03. One assumes the CD will be available in stores as well... but just in case, better send that email!
The drummer has been revealed for Ray's session band on 2015-02-13, Kuromikado (黒御門):
carat, who [announced their disbandment] yesterday, will simultaneously release 2 best albums in February. The first, [Kachou Fuugetsu] (花鳥風月), features a brand new song, while the second, [Fuugetsu Muhen] (風月無辺), features a new version of YURARI.
carat has announced that they will be disbanding. Their last oneman tour, Fuugetsu Muhen (風月無辺), will start on 2015-03-08, and their oneman tour final/last live, Shuuen ~SAKURA ITSUKA~ (終宴~サクライツカ~), will be held on 2015-04-03.
ARLEQUIN will release their new single, DILEMMA (ジレンマ), in two types in February. [TYPE A] includes a PV while [TYPE B] includes a bonus track. The band will also hold their first oneman tour, ANTIHERO (アンチヒーロー), from 2015-06-06 through 2015-08-09!
At their 2015-01-18 live, bad luck band FOODED SEAL has announced the secondary guitarist maNa and bassist MEL have seceded from the band. Furthermore, support drummer Verry has ended support. This leaves vocalist Masami (雅美) as the only member―despite this, he still has two FOODED SEAL lives planned in the future.
ex-NEGA bassist and Licht Entertainment president Ray has mentioned that his new band will be announced in February. According to Trombe, the name of this band is Dead Children and the lineup is the same as Ray's session [Kuromikado]. (However, I can't find confirmation of either.)
the:Ø has uploaded a live clip of their song The PURGE:
AVANCHICK has uploaded the full PV, with Japanese subtitles, for their song To Heart:
When I posted about [the:Ø disbanding], I wasn't sure if their mini-album [cold /the:Ø/ry] would still be released―but now it's been confirmed that the CD will still be released, as the band has uploaded a trailer on YouTube. Funnily enough, it already sounds better than their previous works!
[As I guessed], it was Shirakawa Yoshihisa (白川 善久), of white Great wall, sound advisor to LIN, who passed away.
Oneness has uploaded the full PV for their song Kotonoha Musubi (言の葉結び), from their [upcoming single]:
LIN has added a few more 1-copy-limited bootleg DVDs to its web shop today:
GOTCHAROCKA (and ex-Phantasmagoria) guitarist jun and ARLEQUIN (ex-Cu[be]) guitarist Nao (奈緒) are featured in a [special dual interview] to celebrate ViSULOG's 4th anniversary. It's pretty interesting to read those two ex-UNDER CODE bandmen talk to each other!
ARLEQUIN will hold a 150-person-limited oneman to celebrate the birthday of drummer Tamon (堕門), at which his drum seminar will serve as the opening act.
Lucifer's underground (and ex-Cu[be]) bassist Yuuri (憂里) has opened his record label, umbrella records. The label is Nagoya-based, and Lucifer's underground is the first artist. umbrella records will be releasing that band's [mini-album] on 2015-03-04.
Here are a few updates:
[As assumed], Lucifer's underground has announced that all support members have officially joined as of 2015-01-08. The band will consider the release date of its mini-album _[Fujitsu na UMBRELLA], 2015-03-04, as its official activity start date.
Here's the latest minor news:
Here are a few Tatoeba Konna Hanashi updates:
carat will hold a birthday event for Amamiya Ryuuto, Amamiya Fuyu Matsuri (雨宮冬祭り), on 2015-01-22, at which his session Neji (ねじ) will appear. The band's sponsored event tour, Kachoufuugetsu (花鳥風月), will begin on 2015-02-01, and its birthday threeman to celebrate the birthdays of Nozomi (希) and SHIRO (シロ) will be held on 2015-02-12.
AVANCHICK will commence their 3rd season (tour), Mikan (未完), on 2015-02-01, which will run until their tour final oneman on 2015-03-21. The band will also hold its birthday events for kagari and Hyu-ga, and Otake. AVANCHICK's first anniversary live event will be held on 2015-07-31 at TSUTAYA O-WEST.
Hot indie visual label started by ex-CindyKate, GOEMON RECORDS, has several live tours and events planned for 2015, including its 2nd anniversary tour! On 2015-04-22, the label will also release its first coupling omnibus, [ALL I NEED], including new songs and live footage from ARLEQUIN, PENTAGON, and REALies. Check below for all the live details:
Bad luck band FOODED SEAL has mentioned that they will make an important announcement at their 2015-01-18 sponsored event. Disbandment incoming, right?
LIN has posted this comment video (with Chinese subtitles) for VISUALZINE VOL.15:
ALVION (ex-GRIEVER and Synside new band) has announced that support drummer KAREN (カレン) [ex-SUZAKU] officially joined on 2015-01-01! Furthermore, the band will release their first mini-album, [REVELATION], on 2015-03-04, and hold their sponsored event on 2015-03-07.
THE BLACK SWAN has announced their second maxi-single, [Shitsuai to Izon, Sono Kanshoku], to be released on 2015-03-11! There's an awesome PV preview below. Additionally, THE BLACK SWAN will hold their anniversary oneman in June.
the:Ø has announced that they will disband at their free oneman live on 2015-01-23. The members apparently couldn't agree on a direction for future activities after the intended secession of guitarist Hiroya (尋弥)―however, since the group is disbanding so soon, Hiroya has rescinded his withdrawal so that they can end with 5 members. The band has not mentioned whether or not their mini-album [cold theory] will still be released as planned.
NEOLOGI is temporarily changing their name to ネオロジ (NEOLOGI), until they can [hopefully] find new members and restart activities some time in 2015. In the mean time, they are searching for a guitarist, bassist, and drummer.
Here's a bunch of random news from the past weeks:
LIN will hold their twoman tour with AvelCain, the end of envy, on 2015-03-16, 24, and 25. There will be a large session at the end of each live, and a sticker will be freely distributed to attendees.
ex-Cu[be] and ex-hurts members' new band, Lucifer's underground, will release its first mini-album!! The CD, [Fujitsu na UMBRELLA] will be released on 2015-03-04. The band has also announced some sponsored events, as well as its first oneman, which will be held on 2015-06-22!
Here's the latest:
LIN vocalist SUI will hold his birthday event on 2015-01-23, and his session band, PSYCHOSONIC SHAKE, will appear. However, a change has been made to the lineup. The new lineup is:
GOEMON RECORDS has re-opened [its official web shop]. In addition to laaaaame things like Santa cheki of your favorite bands, the web shop will feature two cool lucky bags:
Samples of next year's REALies single, [Yukidokei], are up:
LIN's upcoming mini-album, [Recollection of Phoenix], finally has some privileges available:
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM will freely distribute their new song, Helter Skelter (prototype), demo version through their goods tables at lives beginning on 2014-12-16. A CM for the new song can be viewed below:
LIN has announced the release of their first full-length live DVD! Sacred illusionism, which contains footage from the 2014-08-31 oneman of the same name, will be released on 2015-01-20. The DVD can be pre-ordered for 4,800 yen [from the band's official web shop]. [Check here for the tracklist~]
LIN has announced that they will participate in a digital live stream Q&A session in American visual kei store [XENON] in LA!! The free event will be on 2014-12-13 (Saturday) from 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Full details below:
KARMA=SHENJING has announced their temporary revival!! (And has changed the notation of their name, which was previously “Karma-Shenjing”.) If you don't remember, KARMA=SHENJING was a band that was produced by UNDER CODE PRODUCTION for a short time, which played Chinese-influenced music that was heavy on synthesizer. Though a small band, they achieved some success and played in America several times.
Although [/ArcAdiA/] isn't even out yet, Lilith has announced their 5th EP! Well, it's actually a one-track live-limited single called [Mr.Frxxk], which will be sold at lives beginning on 2015-01-24. (Does that really meet the definition of an EP? ♪)
GOTCHAROCKA has uploaded an unreleased song, Chase!!!, in promotion of their winter oneman tour of the same name. Check it out:
PARANOID≠CIRCUS has mentioned that they will be absent from their planned performance on 2014-12-29.
LIN has announced that guitarist MIZALY will hold his birthday event, at which a special version of the band will perform, in April:
FOODED SEAL has uploaded a sample of their song Can't Happoubijin (Can't 八方美人):
At their twoman live, the:Ø mentioned that they will release a mini-album in January of 2015, and will hold a oneman to celebrate. No further details have been announced at this time.
FOODED SEAL will sell their live-limited single [Koko kara Fuyugeshiki] (ここから冬景色) on 2014-12-01, and will freely distribute their live-limited single [WE CAN LOVE] on 2015-01-18.
ex-ClearVeil bassist HISAYOSHI will appear in a session on 2015-01-12 called THE SPANKERS:【V. HIRO (ヒロ) [ex-EAT YOU ALIVE] / G. Ryohei (亮平) [ex-EAT YOU ALIVE] / G. tomoya [ex-meth.] / B. HISAYOSHI [ex-ClearVeil] / D. Makoto (真) [ex-EAT YOU ALIVE]】.
LIN will award those who spend 5,000 yen at the official web shop, from 2014-11-10~30, a present photo of the band's maid outfits from their Halloween live.
NEOLOGI (ex-Syndrome, zechs, etc.) bassist yuki has announced that he will secede at their 2014-12-30 live, due to his differing ideas. It appears that remaining two members pami. and Asami will continue for the time being, with the intention of formally starting activities some time in the future.
ARLEQUIN will appear in an additional threeman vs Grieva (グリーヴァ) and DEZERT, as an extension of those two bands' coupling tour. The threeman, Shi×tou Bangaihen -Mitsudomoe- 2015 (死×闘 番外編-三つ巴-2015), will be held on 2015-01-17 at SHIBUYA CLUB QUATTRO.
FOODED SEAL has announced that guitarist Keeta (けーた) and drummer Yuuki (ゆうき) have seceded from the band, due to differences in musical taste. The band will continue with 3 members on 2015-01-18.
KISAKI posted the lyrics for LIN's new song, Nightmarish..., in his blog. [Check here for the Japanese and romanized lyrics].
AiM MaiM has announced that, due to his obligations with school work, guitarist HARUKA (ハルカ) will be temporarily leaving the band beginning immediately. ex-SUZAKU Hazuki (葉月) will act as support guitarist at AiM MaiM's 2014-12-16 live, and other support guitarists will be announced in the future.
By the way, this is what ex-Mar'derayla vocalist Hayato (隼斗) looked like in 2012, at Eze:quL's one-day revival...!
REALies has announced their first single of the new year: Yukitokei (雪時計) will be released in two types ([PV type] / [bonus track type]) on 2015-01-14. They've also revealed their new look and announced their two-part oneman.
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi awarded [this DVD] to customers of 5,000 yen at today's live. By the way, they also began selling new photosets as of this live.
Here's a roundup of the latest news related to ARLEQUIN, ISORA, ヴァリル, SIVA, E'm ~grief~, 凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-, MASKED RIDER SYSTEM, and Vior gloire.
the:Ø has uploaded samples of their [upcoming single], below. By the way, you can preorder the single at their [web shop].
AVANCHICK guitarist YOSHITO (ヨシタ) [the ex-SAINTIA one] seceded from the band on 2014-10-15, due to his inability to reach goals and failure to attend meetings and rehearsals.
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi will release their new maxi-single, 11min no AUDITORIUM (11minのオーディトリアム), sometime in 2015. They will also hold their oneman, 90min no AUDITORIUM (90minのオーディトリアム), on 2015-02-21, at which their new distributed CD will be released.
LIN has announced a birthday event for vocalist SUI, featuring a really cool session band:
/Kikangentei project-AiM MaiM-/ has announced their first single, [Aimai CUARTET] (曖昧カルテット)!! The live-limited CD will be released on 2014-12-22 and will feature 3 songs. The band has also revealed their new logo and new look (above).
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM has lost members Shio (ex-HISKAREA) and PEPA, but has gained bassist Mikoto (ex-Vallquar) and zodd (ex-ZODIA)! Details of their first single, [Kairai] (傀儡) have also been revealed.
remembrance has announced the details of their first maxi-single, which will be sold only at their live on 2014-10-09. It turns out that the release, [rebirth], will feature covers of shall's previous bands (including Vior gloire!) Unfortunately for us, I don't expect the release to be available for ordering online.
High quality cover art for THE BLACK SWAN's releases is now up in [their discography]. Furthermore, the band has revealed the privileges for purchasing their upcoming single, THE HOPELESS, at various places:
Those who spent 4,000 yen at LIN's 2014-10-05 received [a DVD with two more songs] from their 2014-06-01 oneman live. (Two different songs from the same live were on [this DVD].) Furthermore, the band's Twitter mentions that bootleg live DVDs were on sale at that live (4,000 yen each), but doesn't say whether they're new or previously-released.
ARLEQUIN completely sold out in 1 minute their oneman live on 2015-01-18 at ebisu LIQUID, CARPE ・ DIEM (カルぺ・ディエム)!! They have announced their additional oneman, Kouchou no Yume (胡蝶之夢) on 2015-04-26 at Tsutaya O-EAST!!! They have also uploaded a sample of their new PV:
the:Ø has opened [their official web shop]! Their first single, [distance], is available for preorder, but several photosets and cheki are available now. (And this should go without saying: they don't accept overseas orders.) Those who pre-order the single before 2014-10-15, and spend 3,000 yen in total, will receive a unique comment DVD of the member of their choice.
AVANCHICK has announced their two new releases!! First, their limited single, [Eternal], will be sold at lives and through the AOOS web shop. Then, their secnd maxi-single, [To Heart], will be sold in three types! Samples of both are available below:
AiM MaiM has made their [important announcement]: they will freely distribute their first song CD, Gokusaishiki CULT (極彩カルト), to attendees of their 2014-10-29 live!
ARLEQUIN has announced the details of their first full album, which is called NEAR・EQUAL (ニア・イコール), and will be released on 2014-11-12! The album will come in two types: [TYPE A] with 11 songs + 1 PV, and [TYPE B] with 11 songs (including an additional new song). There are 6~7 new songs, depending on which type you get.
ARLEQUIN has announced that they will hold two oneman lives in one day on 2014-12-06 at SHIBUYA REX, in celebration of the birthdays of vocalist 暁-Aki- and Kuruto (來堵)!!
REALies has released details of their 2014-11-10 session event live, and GOEMON RECORDS has announced a new event live:
PARANOID≠CIRCUS has release their live-limited single, Utsusemi (空蝉), on 2014-09-18 for 1,000 yen. Furthermore, it seems those who purchase the band's first singles, BoXX-D- and Chikonka (鎮魂歌), at their lives starting on 2014-10-05 will receive a CD or lyrics card of a re-recorded version of Togaochi (咎落ち).
[NUMBER MOUSE] (ex-DAS:VASSER, La'Mule, etc.) will release their new mini-album, DEGENERATED CREATURE, on 2014-11-11. They're a cool punk band with VK roots, and they'll probably sell the CD to overseas customers, so please [check it out]!
remembrance will hold its next event, INDEED...3, on 2014-10-13 at Osaka (大阪) BRAND NEW. shall has further mentioned that they're recording, and he expects to release a live-limited CD some time in October.
the:Ø will release their first single, [distance], on 2014-10-25. Those who purchase it at lives will receive a ticket to a free live and an offshot photo. Furthermore, the band's official web shop will open on 2014-10-01―those who spend 3,000 yen (including the single) will receive a one-of-a-kind message DVD from their chosen member! (Fret not: the CD will be available in normal shops as well.)
12012 has uploaded samples from their last release before their activity pause, [Ⅻ]:
the:Ø have announced that they will unveil their new costumes soon, and that they will release a single! Full details will be announced soon.
Oneness will hold their twoman live versus Sick², LALLAPALLOOZA 1, on 2014-11-14 at Osaka (大阪) LIVE HOUSE D'. A large session will play at the end.
THE BLACK SWAN has posted a PV sample from their upcoming single, [THE HOPELESS]. It sounds really great! They also announced their first oneman and distributed CD(?).
Lilith has announced that they will release their 4th EP, /ArcAdiA/, sometime this winter. Number of tracks and other information is unknown, but it will contain mostly new songs, 2 PVs, and some making-of footage. Current information can be found [here].
At their lives on 2014-09-13 and 2014-09-15, LIN will sell several limited items:
Lilith have debuted their new look, above. They've also announced their participation in the 2014-11-01 event, Halloween Party, featuring NIGHTMARE, MEJIBRAY, and Royz!
FUTURISM・BOYZ has finally made an official announcement regarding vocalist CO-: he has officially seceded from the band as of 2014-09-02.
Back in his Syndrome days, KISAKI was a guest member of ANTIFEMINISM (アンチフェミニズム). This year, the project will reach its 15th anniversary―and KENZI and KISAKI have collaborated to produce an ANTIFEMINISM special event!
LIN has announced their new tour, a birthday celebration, their Christmas sponsored event, and their tour final two-day oneman. They've also debuted new photography (same costumes, but restyled). Check it all out in this post!
LIN just finished their first oneman, and they've announced a new CD! First period re-recording CD Recollection of Phoenix will be released on 2014-12-24, and those who purchase through the web shop will further receive a re-recording of Silent To My Pain. LIN will kick off their tour Genesis of Empathize to support the release, with a two-day tour final oneman in Tokyo!
Kansai-promotion visual group NANIWA V (NANIWA V系連合軍) has announced that they will hold Naniwa Tamashii ~Kansai Seiatsu 2014-2015~ (なにわ魂 ~関西制圧2014-2015~) to count down to the New Year. LIN will serve as the special countdown guest (along with FEST VAINQUEUR).
REALies has uploaded samples of all 4 songs from their upcoming single:
LIN will participate in a threeman with BIOSPHIA and Xepher on 2014-11-26:
LIN's official web shop has had a number of updates (namely, a metric shit-ton of 1-copy-limited bootleg live DVDs). So here's a little roundup:
REALies will hold their 7-day retrospective event series, at which they'll perform a different period of their history at each live (complete with costumes from that period). The band has also uploaded PV previews for their upcoming singles:
king zeebra, the label founded by ex-SUZAKU vocalist Itsuki, will celebrate its 1 year anniversary!
AiM MaiM has changed their lineup as of 2014-08-20. Former support guitarist Haruka has officially joined, and former guitarist Natsume Sakutarou has switched to bassist. Drummer Ichiyo joined previously and vocalist Edogawa Itsuki remains.
ISORA, who had been using support members all year long, finally has an official vocalist!! 砂希-saki-, who previously support vocalist while in the band Delia, has officially joined (Since guitarist ciel was recently fired, that still leaves the band as a 3 member unit.) Check out their first official photo above.
carat will release two remix CDs as a privilege for purchasing their 2014-08-27 anniversary singles at select stores. The remix CDs are performed by “DJ Naruka”, the alter-ego of drummer Naruka.
At their 2014-08-28 live, LIN will award a message DVD, recording during their visit to Taiwan, to the first 10 people to spend 3,500 yen on their goods.
LIN has announced that they will release a coupling CD with CELL!! The CD will be sold exclusively at the lives during the two bands' coupling tour, 「Infinite」 ~Gekishin no Toki~ (「Infinite」 ~激震の時~), which will begin in October.
12012 has released the tracklist and cover for their mini-album, Ⅻ, which will be their last release before their indefinite hiatus. Be sure to click each song to see the composer (each member composed one song!):
LIN is now available on [Namamail V], a service in which you pay 300 yen per month (per subscription) to receive realtime emails from your favorite musicians. Users can actually reply to these emails as well, although the musicians' email addresses are kept secret.
Minor news roundup featuring ARLEQUIN, ISORA, Lilith, and REALies:
GOEMON RECORDS has announced its new, limited-time, medical-themed band, Call Me!
pia has posted a collaborative photoshoot with the vocalists of Grieva (グリーヴァ) and ARLEQUIN. The original article is [here], but I've posted the full-res pictures below:
On 2014-07-09, a special session band comprised of ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION roadies held its first (and only) live:
FOODED SEAL announced their [new lineup] the other day. Now, they've released their official group photo (above), changed their logo, and opened their [new OHP] (.net instead of .com).
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) have started a collaboration with karaoke service DAM:
D.I.D Nihilizm will hold their twoman event versus THE BLACK SWAN in October.
In celebration of their upcoming single, REALies will hold their costume exhibitions at two little HEARTS. locations from 2014-09-02 through 2014-09-08. Drama costumes will be at the Shinjuku location, while Irohauta costumes will be at the Sendai location.
KISAKI fractured his foot at a recent LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) live, and it will take about a 1½ months to heal. LIN will be very busy lately, but it seems that KISAKI plans to push through the pain.
REALies has announced their new “2 lead” (double-A-side) single, HEARTS/CINEMA /Syndrome/ (HEARTS/シネマシンドローム). They've also revealed their two(!) new [looks].
FOODED SEAL's new lineup has been preliminarily revealed:
Seems that ISORA (イソラ) is a “bad luck band” too. Guitarist 空-ciel [missed a live] recently due to his acute sickness. After that, he had informed the members that he would need to be hospitalized longer. However, he stopped contact with the members days after that―and so they've fired him.
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) have released their new photos (although they feature the same costumes). They've also uploaded the full version of the PV for their song Maria, below:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) have opened their official blog, official Twitter (@LIN_V_OFFICIAL), and [official web shop]. In true KISAKI fashion, the web shop already has a number of exclusives, including a bunch of 1-limited releases we'll never see 8|
THE BLACK SWAN will release their first widely-available CD, a maxi-single entitled THE HOPELESS, on 2014-10-15!!
Today, the new band of vocalist SIN (ex-BERLIN ~ etc.) and guitarist KKY (ex-Synside ~ etc.) has been announced! ALVION will hold its formation sponsored event, DAZZLING MARROW, on 2014-10-11 at Umeda (梅田) Zeela.
On 2014-09-08, ex-ZODIA, NEGA, and Anjyu' members will perform in a session. It will be the first activity from ex-Anjyu' drummer hina in years, actually! The session will be at the 11th anniversary of Bar Paradox (a long time friend of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION).
A roundup of information from the recent Rin・ne・ten・sei ~Cry-Max Pleasure 2014~ (輪・廻・転・生 ~Cry-Max Pleasure 2014~) event (continued from [this post]):
Aww, check out this shot from the recent “GOEMON RECORDS family” BBQ gathering ↑. They love each other ;_;. Anyway, here's a roundup of some GOEMON RECORDS news, feat. ARLEQUIN, CindyKate, and REALies!
ISORA (イソラ) guitarist 空-ciel is sick and, on doctor's orders, will be unable to appear at the bassist Kizuna (絆) birthday live today. ciel's session which was scheduled to appear at the event has been cancelled, and ISORA will perform without him.
The FUTURISM・BOYZ vs Dancing MOGA twoman was completed successfully, with attendance almost sold out, and renewed optimism among remaining members Shun (俊) and YUKIHIRO (ユキヒロ)! In addition to mentioning a few interesting details of F・BOYZ' activity until now (please check the [biography page]), Shun mentioned in a post that the duo has already planned more lives, due to the success of this one!
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) will release their second maxi-single, To Heart, although the date has not been announced. (By the way, [their first single], Maria, was excellent!)
Pami。 (ぱみ。), ex-vocalist of Syndrome and zechs, will start his new band Neologic. Their concept is “New Entertainment Orgamoze Logic”, and their self-described sound is “electro, emo, and screamo loud band”.
Here's a list this month's Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) live-limited items:
KISAKI's monster 90s VK band revival project, Rin・ne・ten・sei, continued today with ~Cry-Max Pleasure 2014~ (輪・廻・転・生 ~Cry-Max Pleasure 2014~). The event was held at ESAKA MUSE and was completely sold out!
FOODED SEAL new guitarist MaNa has opened his Twitter ([@gt_arrow]), and has mentioned that this is his first visual band! Luckily, he seems to be enjoying it so far.
THE BLACK SWAN members' blogs and Twitters are open, and the band has announced details of its tour final at which a new song will be distributed.
Limited-time project [AiM MaiM (曖ム昧ム)] has officially added drummer Ichiyo (一葉) [ex-tomodachi (トモダチ)] to its lineup. The band has also changed its official name to Kikangentei project-AiM MaiM- (期間限定project-曖ム昧ム-).
General tickets for the 2014-10-19 ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) oneman at TSUTAYA O-WEST went on sale today... and were sold out within 3 minutes!!!!! The band has thus announced their next oneman, CARPE ・ DIEM (カルペ・ディエム), to be held on 2015-01-18 at ebisu LIQUIDROOM, where they will make an important announcement.
king zeebra president and ex-SUZAKU (朱) vocalist Itsuki (樹) will hold his birthday event on 2014-09-14. In addition to appearances by UCP family bands, Itsuki's former band Envus will hold a one day revival!
Here's the latest news, featuring ex-chariots, carat (カラット), ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト), ex-ClearVeil, KISAKI, LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-), Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし), ex-Vasalla (覇叉羅), and more:
The privileges for upcoming LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) single Chaotic Resistance have been announced:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has uploaded samples of the songs from their upcoming single, Chaotic Resistance!
It seems that a new guitarist, maNa, will soon join FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール). In the meantime, current and ex members are busy with sessions and support gigs:
THE BLACK SWAN has revealed the cover and tracklisting for their first single, [「Kurochou」 (「黒聴」)]. The live-limited single will go on sale on 2014-06-27.
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].
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.
the:Ø have revealed their first look and samples of their first songs!! All songs were composed by SAN... ...so why do they suck?!?! IMO they're surprisingly basic for such great musicians. But what do you think?
Here are the latest session appearances of FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) vocalist Masami (雅美):
ISORA (イソラ) has revealed the session lineups for its celebration of guitarist 空-ciel's birthday. Among others, the ex-vocalist of Cu[be] and ex-members of SUZAKU (朱) are featured!
Lots of good news from ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) today: their 2nd oneman is officially sold out, so they've announced their next one at O-WEST! They've also formally announced their next single, Hakaana (墓穴). Finally, they've revealed their really cool new look (above).
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) held their revival live, Sacred illusionism~Battle Revival~, yesterday at Ikebukuro (池袋) LIVE INN ROSA. Here's the setlist:
As you know, FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) will [lose all remaining members], except for vocalist Masami (雅美). Despite that, the band has announced its sponsored event in celebration of Masami's birthday!
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) has mentioned that certain member(s) will appear in a live on 2014-06-11 at Ash OSAKA, at which a demo CD-R will be released (the full band will not be appearing). Full details on that TBA. In the mean time, the band has posted a short version of their MONOLEON (モノレオン) silent PV:
REALies has announced a September sponsored event tour called REVIVE YOUR HEARTS. Additionally, ZEALLINK Shinjuku and Sendai will have an exhibition of REALies' SETSUNA CANDLE (セツナキャンドル) costumes from 2014-06-03~08 and 2014-06-11~16, respectively.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) vocalist Aki (暁) has mentioned that they will release their third single, Hakaana (墓穴). Details will be announced on 2014-06-21.
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) bassist 7o and drummer Sayuki (さゆき) have announced that they will secede from the band on 2014-08-02. Both members have stated that their reasons for leaving are complicated and won't be revealed at this time. This leaves vocalist Masami (雅美) as the only member―he will make a further announcement regarding the band on 2014-06-01.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) have announced their first anniversary oneman, to be held at O-WEST!! They've also announced a twoman live with AvelCain (cool!) and another with FEST VAINQUEUR. Now, would it be too much to ask for a mini or full album?!
The first release of second period LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-), Sacred Xanadu, has officially sold out! (Copies are still readily available online if you're looking to pick one up, though.) Good job guys!
Long-running visual band MoNoLith is disbanding this August, and have been doing special projects as part of their last tour. Today, they announced that they'll “redo” their twoman live vs CindyKate (シンディケイト), which was originally held in 2012... which means that CindyKate will hold a one day revival!!
REALies and ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) are the cover artists for June's edition of freepaper Vijuttoke! Furthermore, REALies is also one of the cover artists of Vol.017 of freepaper SEVEN. You can check out the Vijuttoke duel covers above.
GLARD has reported that someone broke into the band's van during their previous live and stole various musical equipment, including amps, equalizers, effectors, and more. The members have contacted the police, but have also posted [two] [lists] of missing items―they ask that anyone who sees these items contact the band.
REALies has posted previews of all the songs from their upcoming album Drama. Watch/listen below:
ex-Vior gloire guitarist serra's new band, friguslumbare has indefinitely paused activities ...after only one live. And their explanation is something about the plumbing in one of the members' houses? Or something?
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) will hold a special twoman with LIPHLICH, sponsored by Like an Edison. Part 1 of the special is a twoman live, while Part 2 is a talk & photo session, at which a limited ARLEQUIN × LIPHLICH poster will be sold. Those who purchase tickets in advance via mailorder will further receive an unspecified ARLEQUIN × LIPHLICH privilege DVD.
Cure magazine, Tune in Tokyo, Nameless Group, and XENON shop have teamed up for an event called VK FEST in Los Angeles, California, in the USA. carat (カラット) vocalist Yuuji。 (ゆーじ。) and guitarist Nozomi (希) [ex-ClearVeil] will perform at the event, along with ANTI FEMINISM, vocalist Kon of CELL, and guitarist TOMO from THE RHEDORIC.
ex-SUZAKU (朱) vocalist, and president of king zeebra, Itsuki (樹) has finally announced a new band! His time-limited project AiM MaiM (曖ム昧ム) will feature the concept of “Gokusai RETRO POP” (極彩レトロポップ; colorful retro pop), and they've already uploaded a teaser video with a small music sample.
ISORA (イソラ) has revealed their official photo, their next sponsored event, a distributed CD, and their latest support members. Check below for the details!
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) is the [back] cover artist for this month's edition of Cure magazine! Check out the impressive―especially in the amount of Photoshop used on CERO's face―cover shot above, and check below for a list of other recent media appearances by LIN.
The lineup of AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) was finally revealed yesterday! The band has also announced its first release and uploaded a clip of a PV for the song Maria.
Hope And Live, a concert series which benefits those living with HIV and AIDS, will hold the ACT.1 of its 2014 forray later this month. 12012 members Sakai Hiroaki (酒井 洋明) and Enya Tomoyuki (塩谷 朋之) will appear at the event in a special band with ex-KUROYUME (黒夢), ex-FANATIC◇CRISIS, and SPEED-iD members.
On 2014-09-22, legendary visual kei hair & makeup house Tritt für Tritt will celebrate its 10th(!) anniversary with a huge modeling & live event in Ikebukuro (池袋). After teasing details for the past five months, Tritt für Tritt has finally announced the full lineup of participants in its event―and a plethora of ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION musicians will appear!
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has announced that they will appear at Shinsaibashi Club ALIVE's 10th anniversary special event, at which legendary hardcore/metal bands RAPES and ROSENFELD will appear!
The latest Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) marketing schemes:
Here's the latest minor news:
LIN has finally finished their song recording sessions, which started in December(!) of last year! Here's a bit of info about that, and some speculation:
I've found the tracklisting for the upcoming omnibus Yougenkyou -WEST- (妖幻鏡 -WEST- The Conquest of NANIWA) featuring LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-), Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし), Minus Jin-Say Orchestra (マイナス人生オーケストラ), and more (track order still unconfirmed).
GOTCHAROCKA has posted a countdown on their official website, which will end in about two days... But here's the reveal, a little bit early: GOTCHAROCKA has unveiled their first look as a 3-member band, and will release their new single, Gekiai (撃愛), on 2014-06-04.
The latest minor news from our UNDER CODE PRODUCTION family:
KISAKI upload to his youtube account a preview from Sacred Xanadu pv :D
YUUZE (ユーゼ) of E'm ~grief~ has passed away on February 15.
REALies has uploaded a preview of the PV for their song STEP▲BY▼STEP, which will be released on their 2nd album, [Drama]. Check it out below and share your thoughts―Rayka has really improved, hasn't he?
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) guitarist Kuruto (來堵) injured himself at a recent live, and has been diagnosed with a torn ACL. At recommendation of his doctor, Kuruto will temporarily pause live activities, and ARLEQUIN will perform with only 4 members for their upcoming lives.
ISORA (イソラ) successfully held their first live and sponsored event! Here's a [really shitty] look at their first costumes, culled from various photos on Twitter:
MonoLog―new band of ex-Synside guitarist kikyo, which featured ex-SUZAKU (朱) drummer Karen (火憐) as support―has disbanded as of 2014-03-31 due members' inability to agree on activities for 2014. The members state that they planned to announce it during their 2014-03-23 live, but it was cancelled due to the vocalist's temporary hearing loss, so they had no choice but to announce it today via their blogs.
THE BLACK SWAN, new band of ex-NEGA vocalist 儿-JIN-, has officially started!!! Check out THE BLACK SWAN's first official photo (above) and [awesome] samples of their songs Jishin Boukansha (自深傍観者) and ISOLATION:
Just a quickie: KISAKI has mentioned that, in addition to recording new songs, LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has started re-recording songs from their first period. No word on if these re-recordings will be featured on their upcoming releases, or something further down the line.
Ultimate Sonic, the solo project of ex-ZODIA (ゾディア) member +Yuu (+悠), has announced its first nationwide release! New mini-album Mindscape will be released on 2014-05-28, and will feature 1 SE + 3 remixed songs + 2 brand new songs. And since it will be available on Amazon, overseas fans should be able to buy it!
Before even holding their first live, ISORA (イソラ) has fired vocalist Syuuya (秋夜). The following events occurred:
Lilith has posted a preview of the PV for their upcoming single, Galassia. They've definitely improved their PV game, and the song sounds great, so check it out!
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) and Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) have announced their participation in the newly-established Kansai visual kei promotion group NANIWA VK Rengougun (NANIWA V系連合軍)!!
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) is up to their old sales tricks again:
As mentioned [last week], the second period of LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) features SUI, MIZALY, and YUSHI of Megaromania plus CERO of zechs. Today, the band has been officially revealed, meaning we have a slew of releases and live details. Let's get to it!
REALies has announced their second full album, Drama! The album will be released on 2014-06-04 in three types (A: PV / B: bonus CD with remixes / C: bonus track). GOEMON RECORDS has published a short CM for the album (below), and has promised full details (samples?) on 2014-04-01.
12012 has revealed their latest (and [last?]) official photography. What do you think?
The second volume of the GOEMON RECORDS video channel, GoeTELE! (ごえテレ!), is up! This edition features behind-the-scenes footage from the event where REALies guitarist Ritsu (律) and ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) guitarist Nao (奈緒) faced off in a karaoke battle. (The next volume should feature the actual karaoke battle.) Check it out below:
GOEMON RECORDS has announced the start of its video channel! [GoeTELE!] (ごえテレ!) premiered yesterday with a CM for ARLEQUIN's (アルルカン) [aluminum can project] [featuring a surprise guest(?!)], and already has a planned release schedule for the upcoming month.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) has announced the release of their new maxi-single, STELA (ステラ), for 2014-04-23. It will be released in three types: Type A with PV, Type B with bonus track ①, and Like an Edison -limited Type C with bonus track ②. The band will hold their second oneman, 「DAMEningen。」 (「ダメ人間。」) on 2014-07-26 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA to celebrate.
So, I happen to know the new lineup of 2nd period LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-). But! I would feel bad posting it before KISAKI makes his official announcement on March 20th... So, I thought we'd play a game: each day I'll reveal another member, leading up to the full reveal on the 20th. Sound good? Let's start:
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) has uploaded a sample of their upcoming single, COMING SOON, to YouTube. What do you think?
KISAKI has announced that several limited goods will be sold at the [KISAKI birthday event] / the end of corruption world live on 2014-03-09:
Further lineup details have been revealed for the Musoukai (無双会) live event on 2014-03-08:
More lineup details have been announced regarding the birthday events of ex-Megaromania members 美沙麗-Misery- and 邑詩-Yushi-:
Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) will hold their disbandment sponsored event on 2014-03-21, sponsored by label Musoukai (無双会). I hope that Ray will announce some new activity at that time...
ex-LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) vocalist RIKU will perform with chariots-requiem on 2014-04-15 at SHIBUYA REX. He hasn't given us further details yet―is this a full chariots revival? one-time session?―but let's hope for the best.
ex-Vior gloire vocalist/genius shall has mentioned that he will start up some sort of band activity on 2014-04-06 at Nishikujo (西九条) BRAND NEW. He says that he wanted something with a “name” (imo more formal than a session band), but something slow, with a live only every month or two. So it sounds to me like he'll be starting a continuous session band... but it can't hurt to hope for more, right?!
As always, 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) has some crazy, minor, and annoyingly-hard-to-keep-track-of updates:
Since guitarist KaoL announced his secession from FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール), ex-LiLiCAL guitarist Rei (零) has announced that he will join as support guitarist on 2014-02-15. FOODED SEAL will perform their two lives before then as a 4-member unit. FOODED SEAL has also announced their sponsored event:
GOEMON RECORDS recently announced their 1st anniversary tour. Check below for full details:
GIGAMOUS has had/announced lots of special projects lately! Check 'em out:
ex-SUZAKU (朱) bassist Kizuna (絆) has announced that his session band ABSOLUTE TERROR.F (アブソリュートテラ.F) will change to a new formal band, ISORA (イソラ) on 2014-03-08. The band will have 4 members and already has 2 original songs.
Oneness has announced that their anniversary single, SETSUNA SAKURETSU (セツナサクレツ) completely sold out on the first day of its release and reached #4 on ORICON indies and #44 on major charts!! Due to the strong response, the band has announced a second press featuring a group-shot jacket (as opposed to the individual member shots which graced the first press versions). The 500 yen price and tracklisting remain unchanged.
ex-vocalist of Megaromania 翠-Sui- has completed his two birthday events, and I have lineups, goods lists, and partial setlists from them. I also have a small bit of good news: it seems that Sui mentioned that he is working toward a new band, to be revealed later in 2014!
2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) has released two live DVDs (with footage from their debut lives on 2013-12-31) to those who purchased more than 5,000 yen at their 2014-01-18 and 01-21 lives. In total, they have 4 distributed releases so far: [total information can be found here].
Hello fellow UNDER CODE fans!
Hair and makeup studio, and long-time KISAKI collaborator, Tritt für Tritt has made an important announcement: it will hold a grand hair show event in celebration of its 10th anniversary! The event is billed as a dream collaboration between beauty and music, and will feature gorgeous artists. Details will be revealed on Valentine's Day (2014-02-14)!
Recent updates from GOEMON RECORDS and its bands:
Lilith has mentioned that they are preparing their 3rd EP (their 2nd, Fenice, was recently released). Details TBA. Seems that they're doing really well for a Chinese visual band!
Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) has announced the second guitarist for their 2014-02-06 appearance: 【V. Itsuki (いつき) (ex-SUZAKU) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. ARU (アル) (ex-Vior gloire) / G. Ao (碧) (ex-paradeis)】.
ex-Cu[be] bassist 憂里-yuuri- played support for DearRain at their 2014-01-12 live.
SUZAKU (朱) drummer Karen (火憐) appeared at session copy band event Shinshun!! Otoshidama COPY Kikaku!! ~Konnen mo Douzo YOROSHIKU Onegaiitashimasu!~ (新春!!お年玉コピー企画!! ~今年もどうぞヨロシクお願い致します!~) with unit SHANAKUENPI Munekun (シャナクエンピむねくん).
Oneness has released samples from their upcoming single, SETSUNA SAKURETSU. They've also announced that anyone who attends their 1 year anniversary tour will receive an original badge (many types, one distributed at random). Furthermore, those who attend all 3 dates of the tour can apply for a special one-of-a-kind message DVD from the band!
12012 vocalist Miyawaki Wataru (宮脇 渉) has been given the OK by his doctor to resume activities (after being restricted to vocal rest in December of 2013). The band will resume live activity on 2014-01-29 at Meguro Rockmaykan (目黒鹿鳴館). (However, still being on vocal rest until that date, Miyawaki Wataru will not participate in the band's 1/17 instore or 1/21 video appearance.)
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.
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'.
ex-Cu[be] vocalist Lara (螺々) will participate in a session band on 2014-02-13:
All NEGA official blogs have finally been deleted. ex-guitarist SAN has opened his new blog, [Under the SAN, above the...]. No other members have opened blogs (that I'm aware of), but ex-bassist&leader Ray can be followed on Twitter [@ex\_nega\_ray], and ex-drummer Yu (優) occasionally tweets at [@nega_yuofficial].
At the label's 2014-01-06 live, GOEMON RECORDS will special badges (500 yen each / randomly picked) featuring animated versions of ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) and REALies members ([pictures here]). At that live, the label will also release a special lucky bag (5,000 yen / limited quantities) containing:
A few updates on 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。):
Some updates on session bands featuring ex-SUZAKU (朱) members:
Lilith has uploaded samples from their second EP, Fenice, which was released on December 18. Check them out [here]. Furthermore, they have announced that the EP will be available via iTunes on 2014-01-23. Fenice is currently available at [ZEALLINK].
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) will embark on a threeman tour called SA×NA×GI-TOUR- with Xepher and Lustknot. on 2014-02-21~23. They will also participate in Shimizuya Records' event tour, Love makes the world go round.~Ai ga Kono Yo wo Ugokasu~ (~愛がこの世を動かす~) from 2014-01-27~2014-04-18.
KISAKI has announced a memorial event for AYAME, the ex-drummer of MIRAGE who passed away this year. The 3 day event features a slew of one-day revivals from infamous 90s visual kei bands, with MIRAGE headlining each event. Check out the full details below:
12012's two-part best album, LARVA and Pupa, has been released. If you still haven't bought either part, the band has uploaded some previews which might convince you to! Check them out below.
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) has announced three Christmas presents for fans:
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) has released samples from their upcoming single Eclipse, below. Which is your favorite sample? Mine is Zou (像), for sure!!
Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド), the ongoing session band of ex-NEGA Ray, has announced a February performance. This time the lineup features ex-NEGA, SUZAKU (朱), and Vior gloire members, with an additional member TBA. Personally, it's a lineup that I would love to see as a real band!!
12012 is forced to postpone several lives after Miyawaki Wataru (宮脇 渉) developed acute chorditis (vocal strain) and has been told to rest his voice for the month of December. The postponed lives will be held in June of next year.
ex-Cu[be] vocalist Lara (螺々) updated his blog after a long absence, and mentioned that he expects to become increasingly busy with session activities. He also mentions gradually working towards band activities, and asks us fans to wait a little bit longer. Although this is far from confirmation of a new band, let's hope that he is indeed working toward that!
A couple of cool sessions will appear at K4『R』 sponsored event Crazy Booorn!! Shinshunbangaihen (Crazy Booorn!! 新春番外編) on 2014-01-13 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4:
ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) guitarist Otake (おたけ) will appear in a session band called Jin no Settai BAND (仁の接待バンド) 【V. TAKASHI (A→Z.) / G. Otake (ex-CindyKate) / D. Jin (A→Z.) / G.&B. TBA】 on 2014-02-19 at A→Z.'s sponsored event.
ex-SUZAKU (朱) members will perform at 2013-12-31 New Year countdown event, ALL NIGHT Jikkouiinkai Shusai ~2014 Nenhe no Kiseki to Kiseki~ (オールナイト実行委員会主催 ~2014年への軌跡と奇跡~) at Osaka BRAND NEW. They will perform with Buchiagezu (ぶちあげず) 【V. 樹-Itsuki- (ex-SUZAKU) / G. 琢弥 (Takuya) (HOLYCLOCK) / G. Kaoru (薫) (HOLYCLOCK) / B. 紅羽-kureha- (ex-PARANOID≠CIRCUS) / D. 火憐-Karen- (ex-SUZAKU)】.
king zeebra, the new label by ex-SUZAKU (朱) vocalist Itsuki (樹)―I think―has announced its second sponsored event. As before, the event will feature ex-SUZAKU, Vior gloire, and NEGA members, including the Shugokusatsu (瞬獄殺) session; so check it out!
ex-NEGA guitarist SAN and ex-Vior gloire drummer ARU (アル) will perform in a session band called Jikkentai NEMESIS (実験体NEMESIS) 【V. Saica (ex-Reeper) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. Ao (ex-paradeis) / B. (undecided) / D. ARU (ex-Vior gloire)】 on 2013-12-31 at Ash OSAKA. By the way, ex-Dali~LOTMAN new band 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) will also perform at that event.
ex-Megaromania vocalist 翠-Sui- has an official Twitter account! [→ this way]
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.
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.
ex-KALEN (カレン) bassist (and president of label Livqueur Records) Takaya will participate in a session band on 2014-01-05 at OSAKA MUSE. DECIDE, the band produced by ex-NEGA bassist and leader Ray, will also perform in a session at the same event.
GIGAMOUS (ex-HEISEI ISHIN~N@H) has shared a sample of their upcoming 2nd single, SCARY GODS SHOW: [check it out here]. They've also revealed the privileges for buying the single from various retailers:
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール), new band of ex-CindyKate drummer Sami, has had some bad luck, despite only just forming! In a post called “the bad luck band”, Sami has mentioned that he has suffered food poisoning, drummer Sayuki (さゆき) dropped his phone in water, and guitarist KaoL has broken his foot and can't perform with the band for at least a month!
ex-NEGA guitarist SAN will appear in a session on 2013-11-21 at Osaka RUIDO. The session is called Kuroguro Uuloncha (黒々烏龍茶) 【V. Shion (MILKY EMILY) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. Ao (ex-paradeis) / B. Nagi (Re:act) / D. minoru (QuaLiA)】.
ex-Megaromania vocalist 翠-Sui- revealed more details about his upcoming 2-day birthday live events. He's given more information about the lineups for both days (although complete information is still TBA), has revealed that he will make an important announcement on the second day, and has unveiled his first fan meeting event.
12012 has announced a simultaneous double-release of two best albums in celebration of their 10th anniversary. The first, LARVA, contains representative songs of 12012's indie period (with UNDER CODE PRODUCTION), chosen and remastered by the members. The second, Pupa, contains representative songs from their major period (with UNIVERSAL MUSIC). Both compilations will be released on 2013-12-11 for 3,500 yen each, and also feature PV collection DVDs.
The organizers of this year's “KISAKI advent in Taipei” have announced that KISAKI will return! On 2014-01-11, he will appear at Taipei live house PIPE Live Music with the event C'est la vie ~REMAIN OF THE 20TH YEARS HISTORY~—this time featuring ex-Megaromania vocalist Sui and ex-VAGERKE band GLARD. Full details TBA on 2013-10-26!!
As you may recall, FUTURISM・BOYZ' recent live event was cancelled due to vocalist/leader CO- being detained by police for questioning. It seems that he has finally been released, as he has posted an apology via the F・BOYZ official blog.
FUTURISM・BOYZ members Shun and YUKIHIRO announced two days ago that the band's 2013-10-06 sponsored event has been cancelled (featuring ex-UCP cast), due to vocalist CO- being detained by police for questioning.
ex-Megaromania vocalist 翠-Sui- has announced his birthday session and birthday sponsored event, to be held in January. Full details will be announced at a later date.
The WEB SHOP has added two requested items and has upgraded the KISAKI lucky bag:
The official web shop closes on October 14, and has announced its last push for final sales. For these 14 days, prices on most items will be reduced to HALF. The only items excluded are lucky bags, LIN bootleg live DVDs, and the newly released Shingenkichi HOLIDAY TV SET (details below).
LOTMAN (ロットマン) has announced the details of their last live, which will be held on November 25 (and will be limited to 150 attendees). ex-Dali alter-ego band Mis†ake will also release their last song on that day.
ex-Cu[be] vocalist Lara (螺々) will participate in a session band in November.
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:
Here are some recent and upcoming sessions featuring ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION band members. Know something I missed? Share it in the comments!
Here are the most recent additions to the official web shop (which closes on October 14):
FUTURISM・BOYZ have suddenly announced a live! They will appear at 2013-10-27 event Heartful Live Vol,24 at Nara studio Sola.
The official web shop has re-released LAST FAIR DVDs 【A】~【E】 in its privilege bootleg live DVD campaign. This means that customers who spend 5,000 yen can now select their desired free DVD from the entire set (【A】~【J】) rather than just 【F】~【J】, as had been the restriction in previous months.
In partnership with Like an Edison, ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) has announced the release of two new songs! The first, Eclipse, will be distributed at Like an Edison stores on 2013-09-28. The second, INNOCENCE (イノセンス), will be available exclusively at Like an Edison as a purchase privilege for the band's demonstration single, /ARLEQUIN/.
KISAKI has mentioned that he will make an announcement in his blog, etc. on August 31st. IMO it seems that this won't be a huge announcement (eg. a new band), but will probably be about his participation in a session band that he mentioned.
REALies has announced the start of a new tour to support their upcoming single, Irohauta (彩花唄)! The tour is called Senshuu Iroha (千秋いろは), and will kick off with sponsored event, Mr.ERROR no Gyakushuu (Mr.ERRORの逆襲), on 2013-10-15 at Takadanobaba AREA. The tour then continue through December.
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced the end dates of its office functions:
Here's an update of the sessions which various ex-UNDER CODE artists are performing with!
KISAKI announced via Twitter that he has decided to perform this year after all (he had previously said that LIN's activity pause live would be his last live for 2013). He will release information regarding the performance on August 31st (incidentally, that's a very important day for him).
ex-NEGA bassist and leader Ray has recently announced some new activity! First, he's taken on the role of producer for fledgling band [DECIDE]! Furthermore, he's announced the start of his session band, Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド), with ex-NEGA and ex-CindyKate members!!
Just a heads up: July 1st at 0:00 JST (which will occur in a few hours), there will be a handful of announcements to look out for! N@H will be making an announcement, as will ex-Cu[be] vocalist Lara, and the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION official web shop will be revealing new privilege DVDs!
CindyKate has announced the sale of a last live DVD as well as a collection of photographs taken at the live.
I'd like to introduce the [VIP section] at WE LOVE UNDER CODE! This is a special section of the site for certain members to share UCP related downloads. Read on for more information...
The UNDER CODE PRODUCTION OFFICIAL WEB SHOP has announced the second (and last?) part of its last special fair. This 2nd part introduces a handful of new, rare items, but unfortunately does not include any new privileges (however, the 5000 yen bootleg live DVD privilege from the 1st part of the fair still applies―at least until the end of July). Check out the list below:
Yesterday, FUTURISM・BOYZ announced that they will hold a oneman live in September! ...And today, that oneman has already sold out!! Nice job F・B~
Megaromania has announced the start of a time limited Twitter account, through which they'll deliver information and members' thoughts up until the band's last oneman live on 2013-07-31. Follow and retweet them at [@\megaromania\].
ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) drummer Sami (沙美) has announced that he will participate in session band VIRGIN HUNTER (ヴァージンハンター) 【V. Takeru (DIANA) / G. Maki (DIANA) / G. Isami (DIANA) / B. Rei (ex-Hi:BRiD) / D. Sami (ex-CindyKate)】 on 2013-07-15 at Birth Shinjuku.
REALies has announced that they will participate in a threeman live versus LEZARD and LANDZ on 2013-09-23 at Ikebukuro EDGE. Furthermore, REALies has uploaded videos demonstrating the furi for two of their new songs (embedded below).
Vior gloire successfully finished their 2 year anniversary and last live oneman, XOR vior ~2 Nenkan no Kansha wo Komete~ (XOR vior ~2年間の感謝を込めて~), the other day. It seems that the live was a success, with several fellow ex-UCP bandmates attending and several fans offering flowers to the band. ex-bassist RENA posted the setlist, and I've reposted it below:
CindyKate has announced their last goods which will be sold at their last oneman live on July 13th (tomorrow!). Check the list below:
LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) has shared a new comment video with Chinese visual magazine VISUALZINE. Check it out below:
Lilith has announced that they will appear in Chinese visual magazine [VISUALZINE VOL.10], which will be released on July 15th. Furthermore, they will also appear at Chinese anime festival and expo [CHINA JOY 2013] (details TBA).
LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) will release a live DVD of their June 30th indefinite activity pause oneman live, Obscure Ideal ~Judgement of fortune~.
ex-Cu[be] guitarist Nao (なお) will be participating in a few sessions:
As previously mentioned, UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's treasure book ARCHIVES 2003~2013 includes a ticket to a special launch event. Since it was originally announced, the event has changed venues, and additional details have been released:
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION will cease acceptance of fanletters by post after the end of July. So if you were planning to mail something to your favorite band, member, etc., do it now! UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's address is below:
ex-Vior gloire vocalist shall will perform with a session band on August 12th at Livqueur Records' sponsored event Soukyuu no PARABEZUMU (蒼穹のパラベズム).
I'd like to introduce the WE LOVE UNDER CODE raw feed.
The ex-members of Cu[be] had a gathering yesterday, so I thought it would be a good time to give an update on what they're doing!
REALies has posted samples from their first post-UCP single, LiNE. Check them out below, and share your thoughts!
Megaromania vocalist Sui has revealed that the band will not hold a last one man in Nagoya.
Hello everyone! Due to money and space need and my musical taste changement, I am selling tons of visual kei & jrock stuff, including CDs, DVDs, live distributed stuff and photobooks by UCP bands including LIN-the end of corruption world, Megaromania, Phantasmagoria, Vior gloire...
Megaromania collaborated with Death trap-ID to produce their last t-shirts. The shirt comes in black with either red or white print, and features the 5 members' signatures and last messages.
It has been announced that special session band featuring LIN and Megaromania members, ATO HA SORA (アトハソラ), will appear as a special guest at Ash OSAKA's 2013-06-29 session event, MOVING TARGET. This is in addition to several session bands featuring members of FUTURISM・BOYZ, REALies, SUZAKU, and Vior gloire.
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.
Wanted to share something. Enjoy!
Vior gloire announced at their June 8th oneman that they will disband this year.
The jacket and tracklist have been revealed for hide tribute cover album, hide TRIBUTE SPIRITS Ⅱ -Visual SPIRITS-, which features UNDER CODE PRODUCTION collaboration band D・N・A. The album will be released on July 3rd, and is [available at CDJapan now]. Check out the cover art and tracklist below:
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced that several releases which were previously web-shop-only will be available for general purchase starting this July! The included items are: LIN memorial CD, NEGA last live DVD, UCP last omnibus High Style Paradox 2003~2013, and UCP treasure book + last live DVD ARCHIVES 2003~2013.
During this month, CDJapan is offering select UNDER CODE PRODUCTION goods at 50% off! The sale excludes most of UNDER CODE's shop-sold releases, but the tons of photosets, posters, and live-limited releases included in the sale can be purchased at super low prices. Some items have already sold out, so hurry up and buy now!!
LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) has commenced shipping on their memorial CD, [「Obscure Ideal」]. Those who purchased it should receive it, and the web shop privilege special DVD, in the next few days.
As promised, UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced its WEB SHOP LAST FAIR PART:1, beginning today, June 1! There are tons of special and exciting items included in the fair―but before we get to those, let's go over the special items which aren't even part of the fair:
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION “treasure book” [ARCHIVES 2003~2013] is set to be released on June 20, and certain ex-members of the label have decided to hold a special event to celebrate it!
LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) has announced that the release of their memorial CD, [Obscure Ideal], will be delayed.
After graduating from UNDER CODE PRODUCTION, REALies is embarking on a “fresh start” for summer! They'll release their new maxi-single LiNE, with the concept of “line which connects you and me.” Check out the details and PV preview below―more information to come later...!
Many members of UCP bands will be participating in Ash OSAKA's session event, MOVING TARGET, on June 29th. Some of the sessions sound quite cool; check out the full lineup below!
Vior gloire guitarist serra has announced that he will leave the band after their June oneman. This makes him the third member to make such an announcement―leaving vocalist shall and bassist RENA as the only members of Vior gloire after June 9th...
LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) guitarist KANATA has been releasing a series of comment CDs entitled KANATAN no YELLOW RADIO (KANATAんのイエローラジオ). The latest one is V♡L:3, given to those who spent 4,000 yen at the band's 2013-04-24 live―and for a limited time, the CD will also be awarded to anyone who spends 4,000 yen through the UCP official web shop. That offer is valid only from April 26th through the 30th, so hurry if you want to take advantage!
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]...
At today's sponsored event, SUZAKU (朱) announced that they intend to pause activities. The band's current remaining activity is as follows:
I'm in need for money, so I have to sell something from my collection. Mostly Under Code stuff!
Cds (almost all brand new and unopened!), stickers, photo sets, and more! Items being added as others sell. All items come from a smoke and pet free environment. I live in the US, but I'm willing to ship worldwide. Also I'm holding a UCP webshop & Bands@id group buy, information is at the fake cut.
Recently, I have learned something horrible about UNDER CODE PRODUCTION... Please see my brand new website for details... ・・・・WHKSK・・・・
Hi I'm selling some of my KISAKI PROJECT feat jui's stuffs.
Sound Opinion Radio Station WBEZ 91.5 PRX wants to know who your favorite Japanese music artists are. They will be doing a show about it. Let your voice be heard . Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/soundopinions Email : email@example.com
Vior gloire will hold their oneman, Vior 2013 Spring Shower, on the 17th at HOLIDAY OSAKA. The band has announced a spur-of-the-moment project: in commemoration of their short time left at UNDER CODE PRODUCTION, Vior gloire will appear in their legendary rejected costumes, for one night only!
UNDER CODE artists have been featured in a lot of omnibuses lately. First, there's the last memorial omnibus, High Style Paradox 2003~2013, which features all UCP artists. Second, Megaromania and LIN will participate in a special omnibus compiled by PENICILLIN guitarist Chisato (to which LIN will contribute a new song). And finally, sever UNDER CODE bands have been featured in a digital compilation series called VISUAL☆INVASION. Details for all are below:
I've compiled a list of all shop privileges for UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's recently-released and upcoming collection albums. So if any of you are planning to buy any, be sure to get the best privileges! (And maybe even coordinate with each other to get different privileges and share them~!)
So, in my UNDER CODE Luckybag there were a few items that I already had.
NEGA just finished their DEAR NEGATIVIST fan-thanksgiving live, and the setlist, which was [decided by fan requests], has been posted. Check it out below, and catch the request rankings in parentheses―did any of the requests surprise you?
NEGA has announced a special “ultra rare goods” lottery for their fan-thanksgiving event, DEAR NEGATIVIST, which is being held today. Attendees who spend 3,000 yen on goods will be allowed to draw from the lottery and win 1 random item. The possible prizes are amazing, including a recording of JIN's previous band!!
Hello everyone! I am in need of money and room so I am selling some items of my UNDERCODE collection.
I updated my sales-journal with a lot of new stuff, mostly Undercode bands: http://noble-sympathia.livejournal.com/You- will find stuff from bands like 12012, Arc, FUTURIZM BOYZ, CindyKate,- Cu[be], Syndrome, MIRAGE, LIN, Phantasmagoria and many more!!Please take a look here for CDs: Noble-Sympatha-CDsIf you are interested in photosets, cheki, photocards etc, follow this link: Photosets, cheki, etc
NEGA's fan appreciation event DEAR NEGATIVIST is quickly approaching, and the band has opened a special email address through which fans can help choose the setlist!
LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) has announced the full details for their 3rd anniversary oneman, at which they will pause activities indefinitely. As a present to fans, the band has given the tickets a special price of only 1,500 yen.
Megaromania has revealed the tracklisting of their upcoming best album. It seems to have been cut to 12 tracks (it was announced as having 13), but is pretty solid (if unimaginative). Check out the tracklist for all three versions (and links to buy them!) below:
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OK, since there was a lot of interest, I've decided to do a group order for UNDER CODE 2013 lucky bags. If you want to join, please follow this flow:
UNDER CODE has finally announced New Year lucky bags for 2013! If you've never heard of these, they're basically grab bags―for a certain price, you get a large, but random selection of UCP items.
Please delete if this isn't allowed, thankyou (not sure how to tag, sorry)Looking for someone in Japan who is going to these events. Or if you're not already going but would be available, I will pay for your ticket for the live as I'm looking for someone to pick up live goods for me. please comment/message if you could help.Look under the cut if you're in Japan~
The WE LOVE UNDER CODE weekly(?!) poll has been updated. This week's (month's?) question is: “Which recently-released UNDER CODE PRODUCTION album was the best?” Cast your vote at [weloveucp.com]!
Ok guys, it's just happened with me today.
Hi Undercode fans!
Here are some visual kei CDs and other items for sale. Originally, I was just cleaning out my personal collection, but I will start selling items for friends here in Tokyo as well, so the list will be updated every now and then. About 80 new items have been added, and there have been a few cancellations of orders, so I took the liberty of creating a new post.
Hi Under Code fans ^_^
Although it's ahead of schedule, I'm happy to announce the WE LOVE UNDER CODE privilege sharing program!
朱 (SUZAKU) has revealed the cover art for their upcoming album, Zessaishuu. Check it out below and share your thoughts!
Here's the preview of the first 朱(SUZAKU)'s PV!
KISAKI has just posted in his blog that UNDER CODE PRODUCTION will close. Below is his message, translated by Ku at Shattered-Tranquility.net:
I'm totally in love with new songs. Really much better, than everything until now.
I know it's been a while since the event, but I totally forgot that I have this DVD, so, now that I find him, I would like to share it for you!
Hi Undercode fans,
The [UNDER CODE PRODUCTION official web shop] is taking a summer vacation.
As you may know, this website actually started (way back in 2004!) as a [LiveJournal community]. It was always my intention to stop posting there once this site was up and running, and I've done just that―but I recognize that some people would still prefer to receive updates via their LiveJournal friends page, so I've put together some code that will automatically cross-post any entry made here to the LiveJournal community.
Hi people. have the following Undercode and Matina items for sale:
On August 5th, 輪・廻・転・生 -Matina VS UNDER CODE PRODUCTION- (Rin・ne・ten・sei) was held at HOLIDAY OSAKA. I thought I'd post the setlists and a couple of photos from the event.
Cu[be] drummer 亜月-ATSUKI- has shared a few bits of info about his band's upcoming collection album:
Megaromania has announced that they will hold a “4th Anniversary memorial After Secret Party” on September 3rd at 涩谷 (Shibuya) CLUB CRAWL. Entrance to the party is free, but invite only—invitations will be extended to the first 150 people to present A-type ticket stubs from the band's 7/29 oneman.
おかむら准备室 (okamura's preparation room) is the blog of AKI OKAMURA, the head graphic designer for Matina and UNDER CODE PRODUCTION. OKAMURA's latest entry is about her creation of custom drum heads for Megaromania, and she has graciously given me permission to post a translation here!
A few days ago, KISAKI seemingly deleted all personal posts from his blog (release/live information posts were spared). For those of you who have been asking about it over twitter, this is the story:
Yesterday morning, KISAKI awoke to pain and repeated vomiting of BLOOD due to his long standing condition of internal ulcers. He has been taken to the hospital and will receive emergency surgery today. His doctor has ordered a stop to KISAKI's activities for the time being, and as such, he will not appear at today's planned live with 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN). Any changes or updates to his condition will be shared here.
Hi, I am having a major visual kei sale at my sale journal, and I have several UNDER CODE items that some of you might be interested in! ♥CD/DVD:
Hi! I'm urgently selling these Vior gloire items:
LIN has just released a short CM clip for their [upcoming releases](http://weloveucp.com/?blog/&entry=new-releases-from-LIN), and it includes a short preview of their Royal /BLOOD/ PV. (They have not yet announced when/how the full PV will be released.) Check it out below.
凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) has just announced two semi-new releases: an album re-release and a live DVD.
Dear fellow fans,
Hello, I'd like to ask if you know anything about LIN's European tour..... the last one got cancelled and I read that they should come in summer... and summer is slowly coming but no tourdates yet. So, does anybody know anything? I just want to know if I should start saving money (
poor student is poor) or forget about it.
Lately I've been forgetting to cross-post entries to this community when I post them at the main site. I just wanted to apologize for that and let you know that I'll try to be better about it.
originally posted at weloveucp.com
Although it wasn't announced beforehand, it seems that シンディケイト (CindyKate) sold a special CD at bassist まぁや (Maaya)'s birthday event live. It featured a CindyKate cover (with vocals by Maaya), Maaya's first original song, and a special birthday comment. See below more information.
A bunch of Megaromania photosets for sale! Two Matenrou Opera sets as well.
I'm auctioning this signed KISAKI photocard:
The cover art for NEGA's upcoming album, VANITAS, has been revealed―and it looks great!! The A type features the familiar image of vocalist JIN nude and bloodied, while the B type features an homage to classic icons in visual kei. Check them both out below (click the titles to view bigger versions).
Hi dear UnderCode fans!
NEGA has just released a CM for their upcoming album, VANITAS. The CM include a short clip of main tune 虚しき「生」の寓意≒「死」の真意 (Munashiki 「Ki」 no Guui ≒ 「Shi」 no Shini), as well as an extended audio clip of the same song afterward.
Despite the fact that won't actually be appearing, ㈱ネガエンタープライゼス ((Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES), has announced that they will release a CD at tonight's UNDER CODE session event. As with all (Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES releases, this one will be released in three types, but all three types will look exactly the same so that the customer won't know what they're getting. Also as usual, all discs will be “gorgeous(?)” and will be signed by the members.
Affective Synergy is the solo project of ex-brodaiea/Synside guitarist LIN. He is the composer, guitarist, and vocalist for all songs, and released his first solo CD, Eternity Colors, last year. He recently filmed a PV for the title track and has decided to release it for free!! Check it out below. (And keep an eye out for fellow ex-Synside member kikyo!)
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).
Hi Under Code fans,
So, recently, the webshop has a lot of updates, principally covers and tracklists, let's sum up all of these!
As you know, Megaromania will release their second full album, Artistical Glint, this month, and they've been distributing a sampler CD of the album to promote it. Fellow WE LOVE UNDER CODE member loup0 acquired the sampler CD and has been kind enough to share it with us!
Hi guys~ I have an old Radifia demo tape that needs a new home. If that band sounds familiar, it's because their guitarist, Rame, went on to play bass in VIDOLL. That little item is up on Ebay [here] (I have two Key Party tapes up as well).
Tatsuya (ex-Syndrome) new band.Here is some sample about the first single.
The official UNDER CODE web shop was updated with the colorful covers of Megaromania upcoming album, Artistical Glint
I still have many things from different UNDERCODE bands for sale over at my sales-journal: http://noble-sympathia.livejournal.com/
If you follow the WE LOVE UNDER twitter, you saw earlier this month that KISAKI mentioned Cu[be] releasing an album. The album has finally been announced, and as some of us suspected, it's a best album!
I started to make a fansite for my favorite band around February. Sometimes i didn't have enough time or mood for it, so the site is still under construction. I try to do my best to finish and make better the site in few months.
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~!
KISAKI just posted the infos about their oneman live held yesterday (the numbers between parentheses are the results of the fan's poll for DECIDE the setlist) :-SET LIST- SE
Today I received the printed version of our UNDER CODE 9th anniversary memorial fan book, “RIOT GALE of NINE YEARS”! Tomorrow I'll ship it to UNDER CODE's office, and from there we just have to hope that they get it and that someone recognizes it... But in the mean time, I thought I'd share some photos, so you can see how awesome it looks!
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION recently announced an additional event to its “RIOT GALE of NINE YEARS” live series, which celebrates its 9th anniversary.
I'm ashamed to admit it, but Cu[be] have a session event planned for May which I had yet to post about. So I'll do that now!
Yesterday LIN played a new song "Insane flashback show".I'm really curious, maybe they will announce a new release on their one-man live !? (3.14)
I uploaded only this part of the OFF SHOT DVD VOL:4
Hello I'm selling 2 of KP feat. Jui s' CDs
Here is the full version.I love it. Love everything, RIKU's voice is amazing !!!
Here's where we are with the fan book: although the book was almost done, I had to freeze work on it because of a problem with my university research project. However, if someone translates the introduction message by tonight, I can place the order to have the book printed before tomorrow. It obviously won't arrive at UNDER CODE's office by March 1st, but it will arrive this month.
Here u can listen the preview of the new LIN song. and of course u can buy.
Hi, I was wonder about if this LIN's song "地下線忠史歌 (Chikasen tadashi uta)" really exists and if someone heard it. This song is supposed to be the free song if you bought the two versions of -Independent "MAZE"- on the UCP Official shop as far as I know...
シンディケイト (CindyKate) have announced the release of a new single! It's called デコトラの星☆ (DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆)—apparently DEKOTORA stands for “decorated truck” (why would the Japanese have a common term for this?)—and will be released on May 9th, in three types.
An important new song disappeared from my PC. If there is no backup data it will be lost...
「凛」 recording continued.
RIKU and KANATA of 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) recently held their birthday events, and KISAKI will hold his soon—so what about poor REIYA?! He announced his own birthday event today, which will take place in April.
VANITAS has a release date! NEGA's second full album, VANITAS, will be released in two types on May 30th. The A type will contain a PV and the B type will contain a bonus track.
Click to enlarge.
I didnt make new lyrics on youtube lately cause it takes much time, but here is a new. i think its the most beautiful song from the band. enjoy.
Today i was boring so checked some new things around the jrock world and i found this.Lc5, its Miku new band after An Cafe and they released a new PV even if the song is not new, but i dont follow this band so i wasnt know.
As [previously mentioned], UNDER CODE is supporting ex-「あゃ」 (「Aya」) [and ex-chariots support] drummer 兼継 (Kentz) by sponsoring his “last stage” events. It turns out that “last stage” doesn't just refer to musical retirement...
Hey everyone~! I am moving overseas in a couple of weeks and I have a lot of J-rock/Visual Kei magazines for sale. Among them, I have Cure Magazine Vol. 89 (February 2011) with CindyKate on the cover, and Cure Vol. 68 (May 2009) with chariots on the cover. If y'all are interested, please have a look over [here] at my journal! Thanks for looking~! :)
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.)
If you recall, during chariots' final tour, RIKU announced that chariots would be resuming activities during 2012 rather than disbanding as originally planned (...). Well, no major announcements have been made yet, but the band's first live in 2012 has been announced.
You might recall that La'Mule (who were once a band on Soleil, the parent label of Matina) performed at the KISAKI PROJECT sponsored 90s visual kei revival event last November. And at that event, La'Mule announced that they would perform again during this summer. Well, details of that summer performance have finally been revealed.
I have many UNDERCODE items for sale.There are many CDs, 2 comment DVDs, chekis, a photoset and many other things.
REALies have revealed a new promotional photo (same costumes as NEXT⇒, but with a different backdrop). And more importantly, they've uploaded samples of Plug[I]n and HALJION from their upcoming limited single.
UNDER CODE has announced a Valentine SPECIAL FAIR at the official web shop! What does that mean? Well, it means that special goods are on sale: namely, actual clothing from various UNDER CODE musicians!!
UNDER CODE has announced that the privilege for buying KISAKI PROJECT's new single, Sou ~Twinkle Vitality~, from the official web shop has changed.
Ok, I originally set a due date of February 8th for fan book information, but I forgot about it and it seems that you guys did too. So,
Ok, I originally set a due date of February 8th for fan book information, but I forgot about it and it seems that you guys did too. So,
So it came to my attention that a lot of people don't have the distributed CD 「HINDSIGHT」 by NEGA (which was distributed at their revival live in July). Well, first of all: you can now buy it at CDJapan! But also, I thought I'd share it as a special treat for those of you who have accounts here (>D).
New LIN items are now finally made available on CDJapan.
SUZAKU has announced the release of a live and web shop limited CD! It only contains one song, but hopefully it will tide us over until a real release. Anyway, the CD is already up for purchase at the official web shop, and orders placed will be shipped on February 29th (a day early).
The official web shop has added a handful of the newest photosets:
Anyone here managed to record the NEGA radio show on ameba studio?
SUZAKU has announced the release of a live and web shop limited CD! It only contains one song, but hopefully it will tide us over until a real release. Anyway, the CD is already up for purchase at the official web shop, and orders placed will be shipped on February 29th (a day early).
The official web shop has added a handful of the newest photosets:
On 凛's return one-man live (3.14 Shinsaibashi LIVE HOUSE soma) the members will take a talking event and the fans compile the live's setlist
~~Hello! I am still selling these two photosets:
凛 appeared in the newest Cure vol. 102
I'm selling many many many CDs from Phantasmagoria over here at my sales-journal: Noble-Sympathia- There are no fixed prices, just offer one! :DI'm also selling many other things like DVD, photosets, poster and so on: http://noble-sympathia.livejournal.com/Just take a look!
Ok, I didn't receive any more suggestions, so I'm going to call this the final plan.
You may remember that I announced a free poster contest to support the Kansai Seiatsu 2011~2012 live stream. Well, as you can see, I kind of forgot about choosing a winner! I received proof of purchase from the following people:
Ok, I didn't receive any more suggestions, so I'm going to call this the final plan.
UNDER CODE has announced a “new band compilation CD” featuring 朱 (SUZAKU), Cu[be], and Vior gloire! The CD, NEXT INNOVATORS, will be released in April and will feature one new song from all three bands. The official web shop privilege is a signed cheki of a member of your choice (from any of the three participating bands).
Vior gloire has announced that it will hold a new oneman live this March. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any kind of release to accompany the oneman—;_;—but I'm happy for them nonetheless!
I couldn't find nowhere and i dont own this omnibus discso, have somebody this lyrics or own the 「NEO VOLTAGE」 omnibus or know somebody who have this?
I ordered over 7000yen from UCP webshop and i got my kansai seiatsu present DVD today.
I'll just leave this here kids ^.^ XD Teruki, Miku and Kii-sama for the lolz [
What do you think about the newest KISAKI PROJECT song?I think its just awesome !!!!especially the english part, so much matches to the song. so addictive.
Hey guys!Does anyone of you know if there are news about the europe tour?
1) REALies has just announced a new limited single. 2) I've discovered some distributed releases that REALies failed to mention online. 3) REALies has announced some new limited goods, which include more distributed releases. ~It's a limited/distributed release party!~
UNDER CODE entered 2011 in a bit of a transitory state. Megaromania was only half active, NEGA was on hiatus, E'm ~grief~ had just disbanded, Arc and Synside were set to disband, and HEISEI ISHIN vocalist Taku had just died. After having, in my opinion, its worst year in 2010, UNDER CODE started 2011 in a low spot.
I just wanted to thank http://inartistic"; .livejournal.com for providing instructions on how to register and buy the tickets for the Kansai Seiatsu Live Streaming Event. Really, thanks a lot for that!
Well, Kansai Seiatsu 2011~2012 is officially over, and it was incredible! For those of you who attended the live stream, I'm so glad I got to share that moment with you! For those of you who couldn't watch, I did my best to keep track of the setlists. So here are those, plus some mini reports. Enjoy! And let's hope that there will be more events like this in the future!
凛 Revival from 2012 March
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced some special events to celebrate its 9th anniversary! The event series is called RIOT GALE of NINE YEARS.
The Kansai Seiatsu stream has gone live, although it's just playing background music right now. The actual live footage should start in... 6 minutes! So log in now!
At tonight's 関西制圧2011~2012 (Kansai Seiatsu 2011~2012) event, attendees who purchase more than 3,000 yen of NEGA or NEGA ENTERPRISES goods will receive a special gift. The gift is a “beautiful(?!)” signed comment CD. The CD comes in two types—the first features NEGA reminiscing on 2011, and the second features NEGA ENTERPRISES having a “fiscal year review”—and the type each attendee will get is completely random.
KISAKI has just updated his blog with new 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) information: the band will hold a special oneman live in March to celebrate KISAKI's birthday, celebrate the fans, and celebrate the release of a CD and DVD... !?
i got my copy today evening.it has a bonus DVD with the original first live's 5 minutes and a short back stage images before, so totally 10 minutes
We did it! The last of the 50 tickets sold at the last minute, so the live stream of Kansai Seiatsu 2011~2012 will not be cancelled!
Merry Christmas from WE LOVE UNDER CODE! As a token of my appreciation, I've decided to share a small present with everyone. It's Taku (HEISEI ISHIN) singing the Japanese version of Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. I hope you enjoy ✌
I thought it'd only be right to post this here.
I thought I'd just post this, since KISAKI's tweeted it some mins ago, and it's cute and hilarious at the same time.
There are 9 tickets left and only about 6 hours! If those 9 tickets aren't sold, the Kansai Seiatsu live stream will be cancelled! So if you were at all considering purchasing a ticket, now is the time!!
here in Japan is already 24th. So i wish you happy christmas with this.
REIYA answered some quests by fans and posted it in his blog. It's not all, others will come soon, later.
Not sure if anyone mentioned it before BUT, CD Japan added some new KISAKI PROJECT stuff to their lists including:
As promised, here's the entry about Taku that I really wanted to post. I also discovered that TAKAFUMI wrote a small entry related to Taku, so I'll post that one first.
As you know, Megaromania held their oneman last night, at which they had an important announcement... a new single and their second full album!!
As you may have known, I announced a contest here for a free ticket to watch the Kansai Seiatsu live stream. The winner has been chosen by random number generator: Seraphim.
The winner of the free Kansai Seiatsu stream ticket is Seraphim!
Just wanted to post a couple of blog posts about HEISEI ISHIN vocalist Taku's death (December 10th was the one year anniversary, and December 13th would have been his 23rd birthday.)
i got it today morning. and its really funny, much better than previous 2. but i dont like josekouji-san or who is it.
Reminder: don't forget about your Secret Santa presents!
So, Astan has given to us the detail about the ticket sale!
I promised http://ambiantcosmo.livejournal.com/ I'd do the off-shot photoset first, so here it is!
~~Hi guys. I know it's not the best time to sell stuff, as you'll all be tired of spending money on Christmas presents, but I'll try with this ^^;
OFF SHOT DVD VOL:3 will be send on 12.16th !
As you know, UNDER CODE and EnTicket will do a live stream of Kansai Seiatsu 2011~2012. However, they will only stream the live if 37 more tickets are purchased! If that quota is not met, the stream will be cancelled...
UNDER CODE's massive New Year countdown live event, 関西制圧2011~2012 (Kansai Seiatsu 2011~2012), will be streamed live for the whole world to see! This is only thanks to everyone who joined me in asking for it—our voices were heard!
Hi Under Code fans,
Because ambiantcosmo shared a lot of photoset i deicided to show the Animal.
Here is some photoset I've scanned for you! I haven't put credits on the pics, so please be nice, and keep them in the community, thanks.
The one scanned in this entry:
The webshop has now a lot of brand new goods!
UNDER CODE has uploaded a preview of the upcoming PV from 怪奇!!動物アジテーター (Kaiki!! Doubutsu AGITATOR). I bet this is the first PV you've seen that includes cup noodles!
Yay! Several goods from KISAKI PROJECT and the 輪・廻・転・生 (Rin・ne・ten・sei) ~A RETURN of “VISUAL MONSTER”~ live series have been added to the official web shop. Most importantly, the KISAKI PROJECT demo single that was previously live-limited!
i got some new flyer from the visual kei shops in Japan. i have still REALies, NEGA, Megaromania, Dali, spiv states, Kaiki!! Doubutsu AGITATOR, undercode countdown event, chariots, cindy kate, RIKU and KANATA birthday event.write if u need something more.
Hello dears~ Who ordered Deluge? I know I did and it's wonderful! I've watched the PV wayyyyy too many times lol! I was wondering if someone would be willing to translate the lyrics for us as we sit and try to pick it apart when we watch lol! ^.^ Also here is the PV http://www.mediafire.com/?82f1za1kicjl3ck I ripped it myself I feel pretty proud! lol!
UNDER CODE has revealed the birth dates and BLOOD types of the new 朱 (SUZAKU) members... They're both from Envus! So SUZAKU is basically /Envus./2. (Guitarist 葉月-hazuki- is the only non-/Envus./member; he's originally from AIKARYU.)
SUZAKU has announced a new sponsored event.
SUZAKU has published their revival photos! Remember, bassist 絆-kizuna- and drummer 火憐-karen- are new to the band. SUZAKU will hold their revival oneman, 鳳凰天舞 (Houou Hirai), on 2012-01-21 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) CLAPPER.![!(http://www.weloveucp.com/uploads/2011-12-01-SUZAKU-profile.png)](http://www.weloveucp.com/uploads/2011-12-01-SUZAKU-profile.png)L→R: V. 樹-ituki-, G. 鴉-karasu-, G. 葉月-hazuki-, B. 絆-kizuna-, B. 火憐-karen-
So, it seems like the first concerts have now finally been decided:16.3.2012 - France - Paris - TBA17.3.2012 - Germany - Bochum / Zeche19.3.2012 - Netherlands - Utrecht / Tivoli de Helling- more dates soonInfo from [Steff AstanMagazin]
Back in September, I mentioned that Livqueur Records band hannah※ would be releasing a full album. At the time, the album was called Aquarium-切望涙色- (Aquarium-Setsubou Namidairo-), but the band decided on a change of direction, and have change the title accordingly.
NEGA's new single, DELUGE, and REALies' new single, NEXT⇒, have been released in Japan!
Hi Under Code fans,
Instead of going to bed at a reasonable hour, I decided to quickly tackle multiple language blog posts! So now, when you change your language via the box at the top of the page, blog posts will display in your desired language (when a translation is available).
There are lots of little bits of news about last night's 輪・廻・転・生 ~A RETURN of “VISUAL MONSTER”~ (Rin・ne・ten・sei) event, and reports/pictures are just starting to pour in, so I thought I'd do a little roundup post. I'll add stuff as I find it (and feel free to add your own!)
KISAKI PROJECT feat.砂月 (SATSUKI) has announced a new single! The single includes one new song, a re-recording of an old KP song, and, as a bonus track on the initial press only, another new song with lyrics written by SATSUKI. The single also includes a live DVD with band's performance from the A RETURN of “VISUAL MONSTER” event that was held last night.
The 90s visual kei revival live, 輪・廻・転・生 ~A RETURN of “VISUAL MONSTER”~, was held last night, and it seems that it was a success—a second and third part have just been announced!!
Vocalist KYOHEI announced in his blog that DAS:VASSER will resume activities, for a limited period of one year, in 2012. Additional details have yet to be announced, but it's very exciting news nonetheless!
The site is still under super-heavy construction, but welcome! As of now, I would say that about 70% of the essential blog functions are functional—enough to start populating the site with entries, but not enough to abandon LiveJournal quite yet.
Samples of upcoming NEGA and REALies singles have finally been uploaded at Amazon. The preview widgets won't embed for some reason, so you'll have to check the links manually: NEGA, REALies. (As usual, you can only buy if you live in the UK or Japan, and only after the release date.)
KISAKI PROJECT will soon hold their 90s visual kei revival event, 輪・廻・転・生 ~A RETURN of “VISUAL MONSTER”~ (Rin・ne・ten・sei). And it seems like someone announces a new item for the event every day—so let's see just how many cool goods we're missing out on, shall we?
ex La'Mule members Kon, Isuke and Youya posted sad news on their blogs and since it's an Under Code event of sorts, I thought I should share them here.
To those who celebrate, happy Thanksgiving \:D/
Hi! I have a few questions about Matina. I recently downloaded Lagna's "Replace of Mind" and, after listening to it, discovered that it was apparently a compilation with a band named Ring. Who were they? Were they signed to Matina at any point? They have no page on VKDB or Grass Thread. Did they release anything else?
For those of you participating in Secret Santa second season, Santa/recipient pairings have been assigned! You now have a little over a month to prepare and send your gifts. You can view information about your recipient via the link below. After signing in at the top of the page, your recipient's information should be available in the sidebar.
Looking for input from you guys! If I were to buy a domain for WE LOVE UNDER CODE, what should it be? Please select your favorite URL below, and feel free to suggest something else!
VIRTUAL SUPPRESSION is starting! It's set to run for two hours. Hope to see you there! (And don't forget to register so you can chat!)
Finally ! LIN is coming for 4 gigs in Europe in February !
Ok, so this isn't official yet, hence the member-locked post.
Covers that have been up for a while, but I hadn't gotten around to posting:
Just wanted to remind you guys of these events/catch any stragglers that hadn't seen them yet!
File this under “uhh...”: for a brief millisecond, certain members of 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) had some of their personally-worn clothes for sale at the official web shop.!
Continuing HIDEAKI's series of posts about the history of DAS:VASSER (volumes 1~3 can be read here). Again, these are Babelfish-class translations, so don't expect accuracy... but they're interesting nonetheless.
Since the person who was interetsted in buying all didn't sent any money or is answering my messages for quite some time, Iput up all stuff on sale again ;)
As the title says~, NEGA has announced a special project to celebrate the New Year. It's four day twoman-ish event series focused in Kobe. The “special” part is that each day will feature completely different costumes, setlists, and guests. By nature of having different setlists on each day, it seems that some pretty rare songs will be played by the band.
朱 (SUZAKU) had a fateful meeting with KISAKI yesterday... and the outcome is that they've decided their complete revival! (Short and sweet: the band never disbanded or paused activities, but they were unofficially inactive due to losing two members.)
Hey guys, just wanted to remind you of this year's Secret Santa event. Registration closes on November 20th, and recipients will be decided on the same day. From then, you'll have about a month to get a present together to send to your recipient.
I'm happy to announce that the WE LOVE UNDER CODE sponsored virtual live has officially been decided!! VIRTUAL SUPPRESSION will be held on November 19th (Saturday), streaming online worldwide through USTREAM.
UNDER CODE has announced two special birthday events for both RIKU and KANATA (vocalist and guitarist of LIN)! Both lives will feature special session bands and as-of-yet-unannounced special projects.
From the official 朱 (SUZAKU) blog:_It's been a long time since the last update
An additional band will appear at UNDER CODE's New Year countdown event... 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN)! It has just been decided that LIN will play and do the honors of the countdown to 2012. I'm glad that they decided to appear after all!
Megaromania will embark on a threeman tour with ベルベット (VELBET) and Lycaon. The tour will take place in all three major cities, and is called さわやか三組 (Sawayaka Sangumi). (There were two omnibus releases with a similar name—3 instead of 三—so this tour might be sponsored by the same people.)
Dali's new flyer has been published, so I have some updates for you:
I'm surprised no one posted it yet. I'm in love with the preview! I had to order the type B too! (I ordered only the type A earlier)
Both types of Megaromania's upcoming Christmas single, BLESSING MYTH, are now available to overseas customers exclusively through CDJapan! Although TYPE B is available everywhere, TYPE A is limited to the official web shop, so CDJapan is the only place to get it. There are only 30 copies—act quickly if you're interested!
Just in case anyone was wondering, the Halloween surprise at the UCP Halloween party on Saturday was that they threw candy to the crowd at the end of the live.
NIPPON PROJECT posted an interview with NEGA which was conducted at their September 18th live in France. (I'm linking to the English version, but it's also available in French and Russian.)
This single was live distirbuted only on their 2 one-man live at Osaka Ruido (2011.10.02) and Harajuku Astro Hall (2011.10.08)Nobody uploaded it still. But now has a chance to buy it
Hello! I'd like to tell you guys about a new community event I'm planning.
Here's the flyer for「Blessing Myth」!
Here's the「Shouei」cover ;
More updates from UNDER CODE about application privileges for several releases:
I come bearing a handful of updates about REALies! First of all, a CM for their upcoming single has been released! The covers of the upcoming single have been revealed as well, albeit in super tiny form. At any rate, this new flyer is much bigger.
Great news! KISAKI PROJECT's upcoming single, LIN's live and video clip DVD, and NEGA's upcoming live DVD are all now available at CDJapan!! CDJapan is the only place to buy these releases if you live overseas. But hurry—quantities are very limited!
Available on cdjapan !The overseas fans can buy it easier ^^http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=NEOUCP-49 Features deluxe jacket and includes an autographed trading photo card randomly selected from five kinds.First press is still available so u get the bonus DVD what contains the 4 PV (As if Forever Exists., Metamorphose, Silent To My Pain, Flowers Bloom)
I'm selling these two KISAKI PROJECT items ;)- KISAKI PROJECT feat.樹威 - Byousha kaze Single CD/DVD (DVD contains Live)- KISAKI PROJECT feat.樹威 - for Lovers 2DVD (DVD1 contains PVs, DVD2 contains Live)
DAS:VASSER has a revival coming up, and HIDEAKI has started a series of Ameba-only posts of his memories of forming the band. It's really interesting, so, although these translations are bastardized, I thought I'd share them with you. (KYOHEI has been mentioning these same events, but hasn't really added anything, so I've left his posts out.
REALies has just announced a 2012 five-city tour, although it's not yet clear whether all of these lives will be sponsored exclusively by the band. At any rate, they'll make another “important announcement” at the tour final in February, so be on the look out for that.
Vior gloire recent announced a New Year celebration event, a second volume of their Cocktail party live.
The tracklisting for the new single from 怪奇!!動物アジテーター (Kaiki!! Doubutsu AGITATOR) has been revealed.
Hey guys. I'm opening a group order from UNDER CODE OFFICIAL WEB SHOP.
The official web shop has just added some new goods!
My friend and I are selling two UC CDs!
I got today the making of Flowers Bloom privilege DVD from UNDER CODE PRODUCTION webshop
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced that it will produce and publish a new release from the legendary band 怪奇!!動物アジテーター (Kaiki!! Doubutsu AGITATOR).
NEGA has announced that they've made a change to the tracklist of their upcoming single, DELUGE. The song which was formerly the B side of the single (Tamerau Kotonaku 「」 ...) has been replaced with a song called SINK.
UNDER CODE has finally given us some updates on a few privilege items that were announced but never produced:
Hi, fellow worshippers of UCP!
凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) has finally re-announced a live DVD containing footage from their first oneman live, an epidemic of “OVERTURE”. (Remember, that's the live that was originally held on June 18th, but was cancelled after 5 minutes due to a pyrotechnic malfunction—it was then postponed to August 7th.)
Tonight was the last 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) oneman of 2011. And thanks to UNDER CODE and EnTicke, some of us were allowed to watch a live stream of the event! So I thought I'd talk about it a little.
i found this video on youtube nowdays. i think its awesome, and the melody is great. what do u think ?
Megaromania announced a oneman performance to celebrate the release of their upcoming Christmas single. It's called with Sympathizer and will be held on 2011-12-20 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) LOFT.
Hello guys! If you were here last year, you'll remember that we held a community Secret Santa project; it was so successful that we've decided to do it again!
ライ (RAI) and ユッキー (YUKKIE) announced their new project today: N@H (pronounced “NoaH”)
REALies has a new look! Ch-ch-check it ⇒[!(http://under-code.occult-proposal.net/uploads/2011-09-30-REALies.jpg)](http://under-code.occult-proposal.net/uploads/2011-09-30-REALies.jpg)
Just a few days ago, I posted news that the Phantasmagoria complete best album, Wailing Wall 2004-2010, was on sale at CDJapan. And it sold out that day! But have no fear, CDJapan has just added some more copies! There are 18 left, so order while you can!
凛 Oneman Tour Product sales information
Megaromania has debuted their new photoshoot (a re-styling of their most recent look), and they've announced a special X'mas single to go along with it! The single will be released in two types: the mail-order-limited A type, and the normal-sale common B type. Type A will include a live DVD, while type B will include a bonus track. Additionally, the first press (which I assume includes both types) will include alternate picture jackets (one for each member).
Phantasmagoria's complete best album, Wailing Wall 2004~2010, is now available at CDJapan! Furthermore, it also includes the UNDER CODE OFFICIAL WEB SHOP limited privilege DVD (which contains over 2 hours of live footage).
UNDER CODE has released a sample of the new KISAKI PROJECT single! (There's also a nice high resolution picture of the band's new look~)
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.
Ok, so i ask now for help.
Megaromania will start their kingdom the emergence oneman tour later today, and they've announced a few goods that will be exclusive to the tour:
Dali has a new look, and it's fucking great!!
Livqueur Records is the record label of Takaya, bassist of the old UNDER CODE band カレン (KALEN). Although the label is not affiliated with UNDER CODE in an official capacity, I feel that it's worth posting about certain developments—like this one!
Hello! I decided to type up and romanize the lyrics from REALies' first single, NuAGE. The lyrics aren't super inspiring or anything, but they're formatted in really cool ways, so I thought it would be fun to do. So, enjoy~
Cu[be] has announced an addition to their Radical party event series: a double birthday event for vocalist 螺々 (Rara) and drummer 亜月 (Athuki).
Yay! UNDER CODE's annual Christmas and New Year events have been announced! First up is the 13th edition of UNDER CODE's semi-annual session night event.
As you know, chariots started out as a band, but became RIKU's solo project after “disbanding.” As a solo project, chariots has been only intermittently active—and according to RIKU's blog, as of the end of this year, chariots will end forever. Before ending, chariots will hold one last tour, subculture Final-edition.
シンディケイト (CindyKate) announced a special project this morning called 広げよう!おしんこの輪プロジェクト (Hirogeyou! Oshinko no rin PROJECT). [Oshinko seems to be the name that they've given their fans.] The project is massive, with many, many parts. So pay attention!
Cross-posted from http://nolifenosic"; .livejournal.com:
REALies' new single, NEXT⇒, will be released in two types on November 30th. Both types will feature the same title and coupling tracks, but the A type will feature a PV while the B type will feature a third bonus track. As of now, the official web shop privilege is undecided, other than an early shipping date of November 24th.
REALies held their tour final last night, REALive Vol.3 「Stund UP!! NuAGE ~FINAL~」. If you're curious, bassist 明イ-akino- posted their setlist:
Sorry that it took so long! m( \)m Finally got off my lazy butt and scanned the booklet, n\_n;;; Love their look, :).
All concerts now, Utrecht included.
Hello! I decided to type up the lyrics from Vior gloire's first single. I've included Japanese and romaji, but if someone happens to be able to translate, that would be amazing!
has anybody the 凛 - Foolish or Gasp for Breath lyrics?
Yesterday http://rikic"; .livejournal.com made a post detailing the release of a Phantasmagoria “ALL SONGS COMPLETE WORLD BEST ALBUM” called Wailing Wall 2004~2010. The news had come from a blog post by KISAKI, but the post was quickly deleted, so I doubted whether or not the album would be released.
At today's (2011-09-15) live, シンディケイト (CindyKate) will sell a special unpublished, signed photoset. Seems the set won't be sold any other time, so if you happen to be there (who am I kidding?) buy it now!
The covers for both types of the upcoming FUTURISM・BOYZ mini-album, New period, have been revealed. Check them out below ↓ !!
UNDER CODE announced today that it has partnered with CDJapan to bring goods to overseas fans! CDJapan now features a special UNDER CODE PRODUCTION section stocked with goods that were previously exclusive to the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP. For now, that means photosets, but a notice on the page says that more are coming soon.
dont wait for nothing new, its only a collection album..
Though its sold out by CDJapan. 凛 first album didnt reached the top 200 on the oricon list.
Under the cut~
Hello, it's my first time posting here so I hope I'm doing this right, ^^;;;.
Last night, KISAKI tweeted that he was in an emergency meeting and would be making an urgent announcement at 17:00. Well, the announcement is here: 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) will hold a free oneman live in Nagoya!
I just wanted to see if this would garner any interest but I have a sealed copy of VIDOLL's Black Fairy VHS I got it a while back and well was too scared to open it really XD!!
What did you think of the first full album from 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN)? Please quickly share your thoughts in the survey below!
As you know, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) disbanded shortly after the death of vocalist 拓 (Taku) in December of last year (you can read the whole chronicle here). However, in the past few months, there have been a few developments with the ex-members of the band, which I thought I'd update you all on.
From 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN):
Just found this picture at Jin's blog—it's not a new look, but it is from a recent photoshoot that has different styling than the older pictures. The quality's really bad, and maybe you have already seen it, but I thought I'd share it just in case:[!(http://under-code.occult-proposal.net/uploads/2011-09-07-NEGA.png)](http://under-code.occult-proposal.net/uploads/2011-09-07-NEGA.png)
UNDER CODE has announced Vol:22 of its long-running (but sporadic) event series, act unlawfully. This volume will be held on November 29th at FANJ-twice.
For weeks now, KISAKI and SATSUKI (and too many support musicians to mention) have been in and out of the studio, recording for KISAKI PROJECT. However, they recorded their upcoming single pretty early on, so I had no idea just what they've been recording! Today, KISAKI finally gave a clear summary of what they've been doing:
If you pre-ordered Cu[be]'s new single, Twilight ST★R, from the official web shop, then your copy has been shipped out today. Furthermore, they finally announced the privilege (a little late huh?): an offshot photo of the member of your choice.
The official UNDER CODE PRODUCTION YouTube page has been updated with a CM from FUTURISM・BOYZ. (It features a clip from the PV that you can only get as an application present after buying both types of their mini-album!) Check it out:
Details regarding DAS:VASSER's one day revival live are starting to be released. I'll start by saying that this isn't an UNDER CODE event—rather, it's sponsored by ELE-MUSIC, the label of DAS:VASSER bassist HIDEAKI. But it's still relevant to us, of course~
ahh im surprised !
Cu[be] and Vior gloire have announced that they've co-produced a free live event! The event is called U・C・P BLACK BATTLE and will be held on 2011-09-18 at HOLIDAY OSAKA—but it will be limited to 250 attendees only!
The first full album from 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN), Independent “MAZE”, has officially been released through digital retailers!
Hey guys! As you know, KISAKI hoped to reach 5,000 followers by August 31st, and I announced a contest to help him reach that goal. Well, he did—he currently has 5,034 followers—so the contest is over. But I thought you guys should know that it was a resounding success!
so... here is the new album
UNDER CODE has just announced that it will host a Halloween party event this year. The event, 地下線マスカレイド (Chikasen /Masquerade/), will be held on October 29th and will feature a handful of label bands—all of which will play under pseudonyms (and, presumably, will dress to match). Additionally, some sort of “Halloween surprise” will occur at the end of the event.
Hey guys! I've decided on a ~sudden contest~!
The UNDER CODE OHP has been updated with a sample from Cu[be]'s upcoming maxi-single, Twilight ST★R. The medley can be heard below:
凛 FIRST FULL ALBUM「Independent "MAZE"」 was shipped yesterday from the UCP webshop.
Hey guys! I recently designed a WE LOVE UNDER CODE poster for myself, but I thought that some of you might like one too. So, take a look, and if you're interested, you can contact me to buy one!
凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) has announced the release of new t-shirts in collaboration with Death trap-ID. As is usual with these collaborations, the shirts will come in three color variants, 5,145 yen each. And of course, there will be different sets of privileges, depending on how many you buy and when you buy them.
At the UNDER CODE OHP, a sample from the upcoming FUTURISM・BOYZ mini-album has been uploaded. The sample is a medly of all songs from the mini, so you can get a real feel of the band's sound.
Cecir updated the E'm ~grief~ blog to note that today, August 19th, marks the 3rd anniversary of the band's first live at Shibuya O-WEST. He hopes that the fans and band members can celebrate the next one together.
I decided to find a new home for this little goodie...It's a signed Promotion Poster for Megaronania's APOKALYPSE Single!!!And as you all know this is when Leda was still in it so it's pretty rare now ;)
More under the cut...
Megaromania announced two special live projects this morning (I feel like they have the most going on, live wise, of all the UNDER CODE bands!). The first is a threeman called Dark profound thought Vol.2 (a sequel to their 2010 threeman with ALSDEAD and SaTaN).
~~The one from this photo exactly:
Hello all~ ^-^
All song from the new full album with longer & other samples like on the UCP-OHP
Vior gloire's first single has finally been listed at Amazon MP3, which means... samples!! (It also means, by the way, that this is another UNDER CODE release that us overseas fans can buy for like $2. So, if you can spare that amount of money, consider doing so!) You can listen to the samples below ↓
KISAKI announced on his blog that Dali will release a new CD sometime in December.
Vior gloire - Inspire (2011.08.17)
As you know, 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) held their oneman, an epidemic of “OVERTURE”, two days ago. So I'm a bit late posting this, but who's surprised?! (In cases like these, I've had a tab open in my browser for two days with the information, but haven't posted it. Sad |D)
In my previous post about Vior gloire, I mentioned that they had sold special comment CD + polaroid sets at their first oneman live. Well, it seems that they had some left over, as limited quantities are now being sold through the official web shop!
KISAKI posted on his blog the setlist of 1st anniversary live SE
KISAKI posted this shot from the designing of the cover for Cu[be]'s upcoming single.
Hello dears---so the girlfriend is now obsessed with NEGA (who isn't lol) and we were both wondering if someone could be so kind as to translate the song baku -kono akumu kurai tamae- it would be super special awesome of you...sadly I has no bribes but maybe I could come up with something XD
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)
Back in July, REALies announced their tour final, REALive Vol.3 「Stund UP!! NuAGE ~FINAL~」 (and my bad for not posting about it back then); today, full details about the event have been revealed.
Official web shop group order
KISAKI new twitter aim to reach the 5,000 followers until August 31. Than he will plan something.so, anybody who has twitter account, follow him [@KISAKI official twitter]if u dont have, make one !27 days are back and 727 followers missing.so let's do it !
Hello! Today Megaromania's revival mini-album, Quintessence Voyage is released!
A bit of news that was seemingly overlooked: NEGA will release a live DVD with footage from their 2011-07-26 revival live! The DVD will be released on 2011-11-01, exclusively through the official web shop.
In his blog, 儿-JIN- posted his feelings and hopes for NEGA's second full album, VANITAS. The post was really insightful and revealing, so I thought I'd share it with you guys. This is a general translation—I couldn't give a perfect one even if I wanted to—so some details are wrong, but the important concepts are all there. Enjoy!
KISAKI wrote on his [official twitter], that he will organize a (
free) one-man live show for LIN, if he reach the 5,000 followers in July. He had 3567 followers than.Now, July is ended, and he has (only) 4,194 followers now, so 627 ppls more.And he wont take a vacation with Kamijo and Hitomi T - T ww
KISAKI PROJECT feat.砂月 (Satsuki) has released details of its first live. It's a special event produced by KISAKI, “a marvelous gathering of bands who ruled the 90s visual scene.” Sounds awesome!
KISAKI PROJECT feat.砂月 (Satsuki) has already announced their first release. It's a single called 消影 (Shouei), and will be released on 2011-11-01. Unfortunately, the single is mail-order-only, so the only place you can buy it is through the official web shop.
Vior gloire held their first oneman, 疑似カタストロフィー (Giji CATASTROPHE), at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice yesterday. Since I know we're all interested in them, I thought I'd share a few random details about the live:
~to go on endless way~
New band FUTURISM・BOYZ has already decided their first release: a mini-album, in two types!
NEGA has just announced the details regarding its new maxi-single!
I'm selling some UNDER CODE-related photos here:
The new UNDER CODE PRODUCTION band is... FUTURISM・BOYZ!
If you recall, NEGA announced at their recent revival live that they'll be releasing a new maxi-single and full album(!) (original post is here). Well, today they've announced a oneman tour to celebrate those releases (still no official announcement about them though). Check it:
_Like many of you, I've been unable to post for the past days, so this post is late, and other posts meant for the community probably won't be made. Please follow @we_love_ucp for updates!_
KISAKI has just posted a preview picture of a new band!! (As usual, it's a super small preview shot from the photography session, so don't expect to be able to identify much.) He said that he expects these newcomers to bring fresh air to UNDER CODE, but gave no other details—more will be revealed on August 1st.!
LOTS OF UNDERCODE-THINGS FOR SALE!! CDs, cheki, tradingcards etc[****
NEGA recently announced a new Tokyo/Nagoya/Osaka sponsored event called ALIQUAM VITAE. The event doesn't seem to celebrate anything in particular (i.e., no new release announced), but it's good nonetheless. Full details below.
it seems the first full album come with message DVD on cdjapan. [link]this happend with 2nd maxi-single Metamorphose too. [here]
♥ I'll ship worldwide, but the buyer will pay the shipping costs
i just saw this on youtube and decided to share ^^
Vior gloire held their debut live, Cocktail party, two days ago, and they were kind enough to post the setlist. (And by the way, the band announced that they'd distribute a present at the live—turns out the present was a logo sticker.) So let's check out all the songs they have so far, shall we?2011-07-16 Cocktail party:
♥ I'll ship worldwide, but the buyer will pay the shipping costs
A sample from Vior gloire's first single, インスパイア (INSPIRE), has been put up at the OHP.
I didnt know/read about this V.A. VHS never, but nowdays i found it.
KISAKI wrote in his blog that he made record in studio with 匠 (ex-UnsraW). But not clear he will do live with KISAKI PROJECT in future or not.So it seems KISAKI working on release new KISAKI PROJECT cds already.
I was originally going to post about 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) having two new photosets for sale through the official web shop. However, as I went to get the links, I was met with a 403 error! I'm not sure what's going on, but hopefully it's temporary. Anyone know anything?
Ok, it's 9:30 PM, so my little contest is closed. The number I chose was 28 (my birthday~). The winner actually guessed it, and the runner up was really close! Here are the winners:
NEGA's revival single FABLE IN THE COLD BED was released today. Surprisingly, it seems that it's available on US iTunes and US Amazon MP3! (Previous digital UCP releases have been limited to Japan and some European countries.)
Recording studio “bazooka studio” has a podcast series called radio-bazooka!!, which is hosted by D.J.maruta (KASE TATSUYA). Anyway, シンディケイト (CindyKate) vocalist ユーイ (YUUI) appeared in the latest volume, and you can listen to it by visiting the iTunes podcast page. At the very end of the podcast is a long preview of CindyKate's new single, so check it out!
It seems that some of you were interested in the KING of UNDER CODE TRIVIA special edition t-shirt. Since that was meant to be unique for the winner of the contest, I don't plan to sell that exact shirt, but I've spent the past few days coming up with a brand new version!
REALies held their debut oneman yesterday, so I thought I'd do a little roundup post about it!
Did anyone else apply for those 2011 lucky bag special DVDs? And has anyone received them yet?
KISAKI was sort of joking when he tweeted this, but I think he'll hold to it: KISAKI said yesterday that if he reaches 5,000 followers in July, he'll organize a oneman live for LIN. Furthermore, RIKU added that he'll try to negotiate for a free oneman if KISAKI reaches that goal. KISAKI is currently at 3,567 followers, so spread the word!
The OHP has sort of been updated with new pictures of 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN)—the main picture of them has been updated, but the profile pictures are still old. Anyway, I found a bigger group photo, which you can see here:
The official web shop just put a bunch of items up for sale. First, the photosets:
Does anyone have scans of the latest fliers from (2)/NEGA/REALies/Megaromania? I'm mostly interested in big versions of the logos. Well, no big deal if not, but can't hurt to try :D
Lyrics again! I'd been wanting to do these for a while, and I finally got my CDs this past week, so~ I have to say, they're not quite on the level of, say, early-12012, but some of these SUZAKU lyrics are quite cool. And hard to romanize :D Well anyway, enjoy:
Hello~ I finally got my copy of UNITED LINK for JAPAN, and I really liked the new LIN song! So, I decided to type up the lyrics. Just Japanese and romaji, but if someone would like to translate them as well, go for it!
!what do u think about new style?
A new “UNDER CODE PRODUCTION BATTLE EVENT” series was announced today. Each event in the series will see UNDER CODE “battling” one of three fellow labels: DUAL CORE SOUND ENTERPRISE, Double River Record, and Planet CHILD Music.
First, to celebrate the release of their first full album, 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) has announced that they will hold two oneman lives at the end of the year. At those two lives, the band will sell a live-limited CD with a new song, Ambient Cosmo.
Somehow I feel like they weren't yet supposed to, but closet child has revealed that 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) will release their first full album!!!
There should be an official message from UNDER CODE PRODUCTION about this soon, but I thought I would post an update for anyone who might be interested... LIN had to cancel their one year anniversary live today due to problems with a smoke effect they had. They got through all the session bands and they were just playing the first song, and they had to stop and get everyone out.
I got the making of DVD today, so enjoy
An event called V-Love Live will stream live on YouTube, starting in about 10 minutes. For the most part it's not UCP related—ex-VIDOLL Jui will appear as a solo act—but maybe some of you would like to watch it with me :D
凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) is holding their anniversary festival today—well, in an hour or two actually!—and they've announced the goods that will be sold at the event. In addition to the usual photosets, straps, mirrors, etc., the band will also sell some very special goods:
NEGA has collaborated with Death trap-ID on new t-shirts! The shirts, which cost 5,145 yen each, will come in three color variants and will be sold starting on June 25th. Furthermore, the band will hold two special events at Death trap-ID on July 27th:
Found this off a blog (i'm guessing the owner of the blog is a (2)/NEGA/perestroika fan that's residing in china). Credits all go to her/him of course. Enjoy!!! :D
I suck - I used to have the nice large pics that I think were posted here once?
Megaromania have two instore events coming up on the 17th and 18th, and it seems that they'll sell special items there to commemorate their 3rd anniversary. In addition to the usual photosets and cheki, they'll be selling special cheki (featuring the members in old costumes), old photosets, and old cheki sets (in limited quantities).
The first set of bands has been announced for this year's SCUBER DIVE. A handful of UNDER CODE bands have already been confirmed, and I'm sure more will be when upcoming sets are announced.
UNDER CODE has announced the shipping dates for most of the recent mail-order privileges.
Last month, I mentioned that Megaromania would hold a special live to celebrate the release of their upcoming mini-album. At that live, Megaromania will play songs from the mini-album and will perform in a bunch of session bands. Those sessions have been announced today (except for their names, for some reason).
NEGA has officially announced the tour dates for their upcoming European tour. It seems that the tour is beeing coordinated by Astan, and you can purchase tickets here (...somehow) or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those of you who don't know, Affective Synergy is the solo project of ex-Synside guitarist LIN. It's not UNDER CODE affiliated, but we all like Synside, and I like LIN, so~ Just wanted to mention the project's first release: 1st maxi-single, Eternity Colors, will be released on 2011-07-06.
Since I never got around to it before, here's a quick post about the prizes for the trivia contest.
KISAKI recently announced at his ameba blog that Vior gloire's 1st Single will be released on 2011.08.17- It will be named 「インスパイア」 (inspired)- Also ViorGloire will make their stage debut 2011.07.16 at Ikebukuro CYBERhere's the [LINK] for his AMEBA entry
朱 (SUZAKU) bassist 時雨 (Shigure) was hospitalized on Friday due to a sudden illness. At the UNITED LINK for JAPAN VOL:2 live yesterday, guitarist 鴉 (Karasu) acted as bassist, and a support member will be found for future lives.
please follow [for「KISAKI」lovers…]
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.
Undercode posted the preview to NEGA's new PV on youtube.
Flowers Bloom PV
As promised, I've gotten around to tallying the results from the 1st week of KING of UNDER CODE TRIVIA. It was pretty close, but there was a clear 1st week king. http://rikic"; .livejournal.com!
Earlier this month, I made a post about the upcoming 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) summer festival. At that live, each member will hold a special session—those special sessions have just been revealed.
KISAKI just announced that Phantasmagoria tribute live will be held this year! This one, like last year's, will be held in conjunction with VISUNAVI, as part of their SUMMER Masquerade live series. As with previous tribute lives, the participating bands will play Phantasmagoria songs, and a everyone will get together at the end to play 神 歌 (Kamiuta).
It's just been announced that Pashya will hold yet another one day revival. This one will take place during the 朱 (SUZAKU) sponsored event, 朱宴-宵- (Shuen -Yoi-), which will be held on 2011-06-19 at ESAKA MUSE.
Just wanted to post NEGA's cover for the next issue of Cure magazine.
Thanks to ViSULOG, we finally have some official announcements regarding Vior gloire! The band has announced its first release, its first live/sponsored event, and its first oneman. But let's start with their first official photo!
ネガ has finally announced their full revival. And the first order of business is a name change! The band has officially changed their name to NEGA to represent their new period. Of course, it wouldn't be complete without a new look ↓
As it seems all member-profile pics at ameba disappeared....except of Serra who NOW got his pic and blog style here:
Just wanted to let you guys know: I'll be busy with my summer class all day tomorrow (Thursday), so crowning of the first weekly winner will be delayed until Friday. VOL:8 trivia question will most likely be delayed until Friday as well.
I'm selling some VIDOLL goods, photos, posters & flyers @ my LJ.
This post is all about the first single from 朱 (SUZAKU)~ First of all, I decided to share the title track, which was released early on the UNITED LINK for JAPAN omnibus (which is how I have it in the first place).
Hello everyone! http://gyakutai"; .livejournal.com and I have come up with a little contest, which I hope will be really fun. As you may have guessed from the title, it's a trivia contest, and this is how it works:
Although details such as title haven't been revealed yet, シンディケイト (CindyKate) has announced a tour to celebrate the release of their upcoming single, 座☆銀のNAON (Za☆gin no NAON). Interestingly, it seems that the band will be the opening act for each show.
Cu[be] has recently announced another show in their Radical party sponsored event series.
Honestly, I'm a little confused about this... In this post, I mentioned that NEGA エンタープライゼス (NEP) released a live-limited “mysterious CD.” Later that day, 優 (Yu) made a post called “mysterious CD's true form.”
Yesterday, PERESTROIKA held the first show of their three-day last live event. As initially announced, they distributed a present to those who attended. 春人 (Haruto) revealed that the present was a special CD containing a live recording of the unreleased song ПЕРЕСТРОЙКА.
There's been a slight change to the song names of the upcoming シンディケイト (CindyKate) single.
Hi guys~ I guess this is kinda Undercode...(well they use to be and are good
fuckbuddies with KISAKI-sama) So I was curious who watched their last live and what were you're thoughts on it?! It was totally worth getting up at 3:00am for....but it just seemed like Jui wasn't putting too much effort into things at times...though the stage diving was pretty freakin sweet~ if I were those little Asian girls I wouldn't let Shun go either XD I'm pretty sure I'm rambling as I'm a little bit tired....so yeah GO~ talk...and stuff :D
It's been around two weeks since PERESTROIKA's PAIИZ mini-album was released, and I'm sure all of you have heard it by now. So, if you're so inclined, give your opinion via the poll or post your own mini-review in the comments!
An additional band has been added to the lineup of UNITED LINK for JAPAN VOL:2: リミット (LIMIT). Oh, and by the way, since I didn't mention it in the last post: this second volume is not free like the first event was.
NEGA エンタープライゼス (NEP) has announced the release of a new CD. The usual applies: “beautiful(?)” signed disc, limited pressings, four types, all types look the same and are given out randomly. The CD will be sold during their 2011-05-06 appearance at the 水風船 (Mizufuusen) last live.
The tracklisting for the new シンディケイト (CindyKate) single—座☆銀のNAON (Za☆gin no NAON)—has been revealed.
Here u can buy online or listen the preview of the newest 凛 song "Feeling Universe"
on kamijos blog. enjoy.
It seems that the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION sponsored earthquake charity event, UNITED LINK for JAPAN, was a success, so they've decided to hold a second volume! This new event will be held in June at ESAKA MUSE, and several special acts will appear.
First of all, Megaromania will be release a new mini-album! (No other details are available.) To celebrate the release, as well as their 3rd anniversary (yay!), they'll be holding a three-day sponsored event—which seems to be a threeman, but they're not calling it that, so whatever:
In the MC during NEGA's set at last night's UNITED LINK for JAPAN charity concert, the band announced that it will revive with a 2011-07-26 oneman at 渋谷 (Shibuya) O-WEST. Before that, they'll play another one-off live on 2011-06-04.
UNDER CODE hasn't officially announced this one yet, but the second new band is called Vior gloire! (I suppose they were going for French, “see glory”?) As I said, they don't have a page up at the OHP yet, but this image was uploaded in a folder:!
The new UNDER CODE PRODUCTION band has been announced: REALies!
Nega will be on the cover of the May 21st issue of Cure, and KISAKI posted a tiny preview of their photoshoot here! Furthermore, after the Cure photoshoot, it seems that they began photography for a new PV!
To all the kind souls out there who've purchased both versions of PAINZ via the UCP website and is willing to share the dvd that contains the making of HEARTZ with me. 。・ﾟﾟ･(≧д≦)･ﾟﾟ･｡
UNDER CODE has announced the release of a new omnibus live DVD—the first since early 2008! The footage was filmed at UNDER CODE's 8th anniversary live on 2011-03-10, and features all the bands that appeared at that live, with the exception of Synside and 妃&関西貴族 (KISAKI & Kansai Kizoku).
If you recall, the UNDER CODE sponsored charity live, UNITED LINK for JAPAN, had one more band to be revealed on March 24th.
朱 (SUZAKU) has lost its drummer 華樹 (Kajuu). His departure is sudden, and no reason has been given, but the band will continue with a support drummer.
So although it has already been released....(it was only on the undercode webshop I believe?) Well Arc's Byou Simulation is much easer for us to get hold of now! It's being released again (at the beginning of JUNE?!) on CD Japan!
Ive still got a load of items I want to get rid of (including some undercode items)...in fact, I priced down everything in attempt to offload them
PERESTROIKA's first mini-album, PAIИZ, is set to be released this Wednesday, 2011-04-20. If you haven't bought it yet, do it! But in the meantime, you can listen to previews of the entire mini at Amazon.
Ok, this is super late; as in, like 6 months late. I just managed to never post it somehow, so forgive me!
If you recall, PERESTROIKA is holding their last event, GLASNOST-XX, over three days. On each day, they'll distribute a free present to everyone who attends. Thanks to 優 (Yu), I can tell you what those presents are: comment CDs!
Yesterday, RIKU posted some furitsuke demonstration videos for the 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) song Call back. I haven't been able to rip the videos (sorry!) but here are links to all four:
Arc has announced a special CD campaign for their last oneman tour, 以心伝心 (Ishindenshin). At each of the three stops on the tour, a special CD will be sold. Each CD will be limited to 50 copies, and will contain a new song, which has until now been “stored away,” written by a member of Arc.
凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) has just recently announced that they'll be holding a twoman live with HERO! The twoman, PLATONIC KNOCK OUT, will be held over two days in June.
If you recall, CindyKate had been planning a free oneman tour to take place throughout March and April, but postponed it due to the earthquake. As of today, the tour has officially been cancelled, to be replaced by a new one:
I still have many things for sale up at my sales-journal---> noble_sympathia <---Stuff from bands like heidi., Matenrou opera, many Undercode bands, D, LM.C and many more.Please take a look if you're interested.
Cu[be] recently announced an addendum to their sponsored event series Radical party. The new volume will be held in Toyko/Osaka/Nagoya, and although it isn't to celebrate anything in particular, it's important for them nonetheless.
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.
As promised, the second set of bands that will appear at UNITED LINK for JAPAN has been announced today. (For information on the event, please see the original post.)
KISAKI posted on his twitter a few days ago a special interview of LIN for VISULOG. From what I understood it simply talks about how the members' got into becoming musicians and Visual Kei as well as their thoughts on LIN.
Basicly we have waited for the details since the first day of this month and now we get something out of KISAKI. A couple of pictures taken from the shooting of the first PV. Apparently this band is starting with it. Though I might be wrong about all this so correct me if he's talking about some other producing company's band. That would be odd though...
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:
Some time ago, 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) announced that they would hold a “1st anniversary festival;” details of the event have just recently been announced.
Two previews of PERESTROIKA's upcoming mini-album, PAIИZ, have been released. First, the UNDER CODE OHP has uploaded a sample of the new song VIRGIN PAIN. You can listen to it here. Second, the UNDER CODE YouTube channel has uploaded a clip of the HEART PV, which is embedded below the cut.
Trying to make room for new stuff, care to help :D?!
Just a cool bit of news: ex-平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) bassist/leader 善 (Yoshi) is producing a single for Double River Record's new band, ISK;M. Their first maxi-single, ∞~infinity~, is to be released on 2011-07-20. More information is available at the Double River Record OHP.
Hello everybody :)
As part of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's earthquake charity campaign, UNITED LINK for JAPAN, two special items will be sold at the web shop, and all profits will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross. The items will go on sale on 2011-04-15. (Anyone who buys these items will be eligible for a ticket to the UNITED LINK for JAPAN charity event on April 30th, although that doesn't really apply to us.)
As I mentioned earlier this month, UNDER CODE PRODUCTION announced a charity concert to benefit victims of the recent earthquake in Japan. Today, UCP revealed the first round of information regarding the event.
My PayPal account has been put on hold again, because I'm apparently not allowed to take donations either. So although I'm still grateful, I'm refunding all donations, and I'll just write off the $25 as a CD that I'll miss out on.
Yesterday, I shared with you that PayPal had forced us to suspend the community raffle. Upon learning that, everyone was unexpectedly supportive: two of you offered the value of your tickets toward the community, and one of you offered to buy paid account time for the community outright. This, and talking with http://rave_andou"; .livejournal.com, has led me to the following decision:
I was just contacted by PayPal and told that this community's raffle violated their TOS, and my account could be closed because of it. So to prevent that from happening, I've removed mention of them from the original post and temporarily suspended the raffle.
凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) has decided to hold a 2011 release commemoration campaign with Brand X!
Hi guys! so I was wondering who is awesome at Japanese (and has the time) to translate this wonderful thing I found floating onof Riku talking about his room and all his lovely little nerd toys....I don't really have any bribes at the moment but I'm sure I could come up with something
Hi everybody,- I still have lots of things for sale left.- Prices are negotiable, just ask, if you don't like a price, ne!!You can find CDs, DVDs, photosets, cheki etc from many Undercode bands here at my journal : Sales-postIf you are interested in flyer: I have about 200 flyer (also some Undercode-ones) for sale. If you are interested, tell me which band you are looking for and I'll show you, which flyer I do sell^^Please take a look if you're interested!
I've been mulling this over lately, and I think it's time to put out some feelers:
I am selling a cariots autograph!
If you recall, back in January I posted about two new bands joining UNDER CODE. The first band turned out to be 朱 (SUZAKU), but no details were available about the other new band. Well, KISAKI has just made a post with a little information!
The tracklisting for PERESTROIKA's upcoming mini-album has been revealed. So ch-check it out~
Anyone want to join an official web shop order that I'm placing?
Hey there guys :D
Although the details haven't been decided yet, UNDER CODE has announced that it will hold a charity event to benefit the earthquake victims! The event is called UNITED LINK for JAPAN, and will be held simultaneously at two live houses on 2011-04-30. The event will be free to enter, although there will presumably be a donation box. Again, no specifics have been decided, but from watching blogs, it seems that most of the UCP bands will be participating.
These have already sold out, so forgive me, but I figured I should post about them for history's sake. The UNDER CODE PRODUCTION official web shop recently put up a few special, very limited items for sale. First, cheki featuring KISAKI and members of NEGA, members of CindyKate, VIDOLL's RAME, or Sadie's Mao. Only one was available of each, so they sold out almost immediately.
凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) has announced the release of OFFICIAL BOOTLEG DVD VOL:1, which will contain live footage. No specific release date has been decided (see below), but it is exclusively for order at the official web shop, and will ship out sometime late this month.
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION will donate proceeds from its official web shop to victims of the recent earthquake. This special campaign will apply to all items and will last from 2011-03-15 (today) to 2011-04-30.
The twenty-date, free, oneman tour that シンディケイト (CindyKate) was to embark on as of 2011-03-11 has been postponed, due to damage from the recent earthquake. The following three dates are currently set to occur as scheduled, but they too may be subject to postponement:
If you saw http://inartistic".livejournal.com 's post [HERE] we have been discussing a raffle to raise fund to extend the paid subscription of the comm!
Here's the current list of UNDER CODE live postponements/cancellations due to the recent earthquake:
Including: Sadie, VIDOLL, The GazettE, Plastic Tree, MUCC etc...
ok! I'm making this blog post to give you all some important links and information.
To help me extend this community's paid subscription, the lovely http://rave_andou"; .livejournal.com had proposed that we hold a community raffle. She's already lined up a bunch of really cool UNDER CODE goods as potential prizes, and I'd be adding some as well.
So they had their first revival live with Ayano! So I found some of the images! (I've been curious to see what Ayano is looking like now!) I'm just putting these up so they are all in one place and people don't have to blog trawl on the ever down Ameba >>
Suzaku's official Blog is now up!
In yesterday's post about the ViSULOG special project, I gave you all a chance to take the hellishly difficult special KISAKI quiz and win a special perfect completion present photo. Well, the results are in, and one thing is clear...
UNDER CODE has partnered with new visual kei centric blog site ViSULOG for a special web project to celebrate the label's 8th anniversary!
Due to the recent post with KISAKI & Kansai Kizoku! I put up my copy of Black Milky so you can all hear Rame sing~
Earlier today KISAKI gave a little hint that 妃&関西貴族 (KISAKI & Kansai Kizoku) might return, and now the announcement is official: 妃&関西貴族 will make an appearance at both UNDER CODE PRODUCTION 8TH ANNIVERSARY「DYNAMITE EXPLOSION」 3/6 and 3/10 lives with slight changes in the cast.
Edit: Since posting this morning, their details have been revealed! So first things first...
KISAKI posted about the new UNDER CODE band that we've been hearing about, 朱 (“Aka”).
Thought it might interest some of this comm's members so here it is:
Hola guys! This is just a housekeeping post to remind of a few things (so sorry if you've seen this a million times!)
According to KISAKI's [latest blog entry], posted today (02/27 JPN), he will soon create a twitter account!
Details about 朱(Aka) will be announced at UCP OHP at 2011/03/01.
The official web shop has added a few photosets for sale recently:
Flyer__Rules♥ shipping from Germany!- ♥ Payment in €- ♥ German buyers: bank transfer (prefered), paypal- ♥ International buyers: paypal only [Required 4,5% + 0,35€ service fee]- ♥ I am not responsible for lossed or damaged itemsFlyer from Japan 2009 and some german from 2006-2010- NEW Flyer summer 2010 shipping- Germany 1,50€- international: 3,50€- Priceevery Flyer 1€Buy 10 or more Flyer: every Flyer 0,50€If you want to order please let me know the set number and number of the flyer!Flyer :D
Does anyone happen to have a picture of Kneuklid Romance's history DVD?
Anyone want to buy an unopened copy of chariots' first mini-album (凍てついた銃口)?
凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) has announced a three-date, three-city, three-band tour. Each of the three bands represents a different region--LIN as Osaka, Lycaon as Nagoya, and UnsraW as Tokyo--and each stop of the tour will be in one of those regions. Some sort of “secret project” will be held at each stop.
シンディケイト (CindyKate) has announced the session lineup for their 2011-03-21 special live. (If you recall, this is the 20-stop oneman tour “special night” live at which drummer 沙美 (Sami) will be playing each instrument throughout the event.)
The NEGA guys have updated their blogs today, and it seems that a revival will soon be upon us!
I forgot to post this, over and over. I'm really sorry that it's so late now.
Off topic 'cause this is more just bits of info for discussion~
凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) has announced a special festival event to celebrate their 1st anniversary.
Ok, just wanted to post a correction about that 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) lucky bag CD.
Hi to all out there.
I noticed that Cu[be]'s latest single is available for purchase through iTunes, so I thought I'd post about all the UNDER CODE stuff that's currently available there. Buying through iTunes is a much cheaper way to support the label, so please consider it next time you're on the edge about buying a release!
Synside sort of suddenly decided to add a sponsored event to their schedule. two sudden UCP events in a row—did Rock-May-Kan have a sale or something? Depressingly, it's their “first and last” sponsored event in Tokyo, but at least they'll get to experience that before they disband.
Sort of late posting this, but, uh, derp. For no reason at all, Megaromania and シンディケイト (CindyKate) have decided to hold a coupling live (they're calling it a “formation commemoration emergency special project”). The live will include both bands plus some “special projects” (collaboration talk, session bands, etc.).
If you recall, those who buy 7,000 yen's worth of lucky bags (aka at least two lucky bags) from the official web shop will receive a special 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) CD.
Cecir updated the E'm ~grief~ blog yesterday, and although I won't insult you guys with my terrible translation, I can give you the gist:
Ok guys, the contest is over and we have a clear winner...
For the upcoming 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) release, Flowers Bloom, it was originally announced that the second song for both types would be fall.... However, it seems that the coupling track will now instead be Lost in the mist of time. Nothing else has been changed.
Take a look @ my [journal]
Ok, the contest to win a free WE LOVE UCP t-shirt is officially closed. Now it's up to you guys to look through the proposed tracklists and vote for your favorite one! Whoever gets the most votes wins! The poll will be closed by Wednesday.
平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) bassist 善 (yoshi) has announced that a public flower ceremony has been organized for 拓 (Taku), who passed away on 2010-12-10.
For those of you that missed the original post/forgot, I'm running a community contest to win a free, custom 2011 WE LOVE UNDER CODE t-shirt! The design features a 2011 WE LOVE UNDER CODE logo on the front and a list of the active bands on the back. Here's a mockup:
O hai gaiz!
I was going through NightingeiL live schedules (The 02.17 新宿RUIDO K4 live to be specific) when I found a very interesting "Opening Act" band named SIVA LIZE appeared, any information on this? Just a ironic session name or a cover band maybe?
KISAKI posted a bit about the official web shop privileges for the upcoming 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) singles. First, the shop will send them out a week early, so Silent To My Pain will be sent on 2011-03-21 and Flowers Bloom on 2011-05-20.
KISAKI threw us a little teaser... He's revealed the name of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's new band:
Dali has fiiiiiinally announced some new activities!
If you recall, the recently announced 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) single SILENT TO MY PAIN was announced as the first part of a release series, but no other releases were mentioned. Well, the next release has been revealed thanks to Brand X.
The tracklist of the SHOXX × UNDER CODE PRODUCTION omnibus Explosion showcase has been revealed today. Unfortunately, it seems like most of the songs aren't new or rare... Oh well. The cover has been revealed as well, and you can see it here.
Most of the members of 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) had announced their new blogs by December 31st, but YUKKIE was slow about it. Anyway, he finally updated, so here's the full list, just in case you want to follow any of them:
The details of PERESTROIKA's first mini-album have been released! Recap: PERESTROIKA will release their first mini-album, PAIИZ, on 2011-04-20. The album will be released in two types: the 3,150 yen A type will include a DVD with a PV, while the 2,625 yen B type will include a bonus track.
Hello dear UNDER CODE lovers.
The community twitter is quite close to having 60 followers! So I figured this would be a good time to remind anyone who missed it the first time...
PERESTROIKA announced their next live plans: a Tokyo/Nagoya/Osaka sponsored event called GLASNOST-XX.
Just an insignificant detail for posterity: a few places at the OHP call UNDER CODE's 8th anniversary live event THE DANGEROUS SIGNAL, while other places call it DYNAMITE EXPLOSION (which is what I initially reported it as).
I've decided to hold a WE LOVE UNDER CODE contest, if you guys interested!
[KISAKI announced] it half an hour ago~
Does anyone have good pictures of KISAKI's [newest look]?
UNDER CODE OHP has just updated with official Megaromania details!
If you recall, Megaromania was to make an announcement at the New Year live last night. Well, there hasn't been any official announcement on the web yet, so I can't confirm, but this is what 2ch had to say:
UNDER CODE has just announced its 8th anniversary (!) event, DYNAMITE EXPLOSION. The event will take place over three days: 2011-03-06, 03-08, and 03-10. The event seems pretty standard, aside from Lycaon participating, but there is one really cool thing about it...
At UNDER CODE's 2010-12-31 New Year event, several special goods were sold.
The official web shop has added a handful of recent photosets. Most are new/recent, but a few are older. Here's the full list:
Hello everyone. I'm sorry to bother you all, but today I was checking KISAKI's blog and saw something interesting that I could not understand.
Some big announcements for シンディケイト (CindyKate)! The biggest announcement is that, through the beginning of 2011, they'll be embarking on a 20-stop, nation-wide, free oneman tour!! And as a special addendum to the tour, they'll be holding a special night live on 2011-03-21. The title of the oneman tour suggests that they're holding it to see if they can sell 1,000 copies of their new CD, which brings us too...
UNDER CODE has just released the details of Arc's last releases: on 2011-04-13, they'll release both a 2 disc memorial best album and a memorial best DVD.
Arc has announced their final live events leading up to their last live. First up, they'll hold a 2 day sponsored event. After that, they'll hold a sponsored event marking their first and last &ldrquo;triumphant” return to Nara. And finally, their last oneman tour, which includes their last live on 2011-04-30. Details below.
Ok Secret Santas! It's December 18th—a week until Christmas!!
According to unofficial sources, Arc's important announcement today was that they are disbanding in April. This hasn't been officially announced online yet, so no other details are available at this time.
The complete tracklist of Arc's omnibus, STAND UP SONIC, has been announced. So in the immortal words of Nicki Minaj, check it out:
I am auctioning off one of the KISAKI costumes I won from the costume auction they hosted a few months ago.
It's that time of the year again~ UNDER CODE has announced the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP SPECIAL FAIR, which will take place from 2010-12-21 to 2011-03-31. I'm sure many cool goods will be for sale during the fair, but for now, only a few things have been announced:
Assuming you've read/seen the posts Taku's UCP friends have written about him, here are some from people who are not from the label ((though some are related in one way or other)) if anyone's interested. I'm sure there are more out there, these are just those I came across while wanting to read those people's blogs. You can make a search for more, if you'd like. Translations are always welcome if you feel like doing it.
I forgot I had this, please comment if you download and don't share without crediting me or this community~
The bad news continues
please credit if posting elsewhere
Apparently 拓 (Taku), vocalist of 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN), has passed away.
Arc are doing photoshoots with new costumes now! Check it outttt.
Today KISAKI revealed the lineup of 妃&地下線オールスターズ (KISAKI & Chikasen ALL STARS), the special band that's set to appear at UNDER CODE's new year countdown event. (By the way, I think they were originally announced as the countdown band, but it seems NEGA's doing that now.)
Just a quickie: KISAKI says that something will be announced at the New Year countdown live, and it sounds like something good. What do you think it is?
Apparently VAGERKE disbanded last night, at their 2010-12-05 sponsored event ROAD AWAKE vol.8. It was their 10 year anniversary...
I didn't had a change to save almost any of ClearVeil's blog pics before they deleted their ameba blogs, so does someone have some pics (and would be so friendly and share them)?
Watching the NEGA members' blogs, it seems that ㈲ネガエンタープライゼス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) has been shooting a PV for their mega-hit song 商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!). If I read correctly, it will be released at their 2010-12-25 live versus 水風船 (Mizufuusen).
chariots' new single 亜 種 (Ashu), which is about to be released on 2010-12-15, has had a change in official web shop privilege: it was initially going to be a signed message DVD, but it has been changed to a signed live DVD, with footage from their 2010-11-17 show.
It's December 1st, so applications to the community Secret Santa game are closed, and I've randomly paired everyone up.
This is HEISEI ISHIN Yoshi's blog post about their disbanding. It was longer than I thought ;_;, but I hope it will help people who cared about (or were wondering about) HEISEI ISHIN and Yoshi to find some answers or plain to move on.
I would request some 凛 lyrics, if it's possible the translation too
This month, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) announced their first post-UNDER CODE activities: a series of oneman lives through December called BREAK MY LIFE-SIZE!. However, I never posted about them here because I was waiting until the band announced something more concrete about its future (which label it would be with, what genre it would be switching to, etc.). Well, they finally announced their plans:
Arc is taking over HOLIDAY OSAKA every Saturday in February! They've announced that they'll be holding weekly sponsored event series called SONIC LINK to celebrate the release of their omnibus STAND UP SONIC.
This probably won't matter, but just in case: I had made an email address exclusively for the Secret Santa game, email@example.com. However, today I realized that I'd actually registered it as “chrismtas”! So if you tried to send an email in the past few days, please try again. Yeah, I'm competent.
After hearing from you guys, I decided to go ahead with the Secret Santa game!
It seems that シンディケイト (CindyKate) has decided to hold a little New Year present campaign!
One more session band has been added to the lineup for UNDER CODE's 2010-12-26 session event:
Some more details I've uncovered~
Ok, thanks to talking to co-conspirator http://nhuie.livejournal.com/, I've decided to ask you guys' opinions~
UNDER CODE has revealed the participating session bands for the upcoming session night!
PERESTROIKA has announced a new sponsored event for 2011-01-07, which will be held at 渋谷 (Shinjuku) RUIDO-K2. Interestingly, the “main event” is that it will feature a one night revival of Misty†Chrise, which is apparently a former band of 如月 洸一郎 (Kisaragi Kouichirou; aka Ray of NEGA).
Ok Underko, it's that time again~ Those of you who have heard it, what did you think of the new 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) single?
Hello all~ I have five Undercode postcard books that need new homes ASAP. They're all first prints and all postcards included. Artists pictured are 12012, VIDOLL, Phantasmagoria, Karen, Pasha, Dali, Himitsu Kessha CODOMO A, and Makoto from Doremidan.
Thanks to certain places, many of you will have heard PERESTROIKA's debut single by today. So tell me, what did you think?
Just a quick update on Cu[be]'s first UCP single: the official web shop privilege will be a message + live DVD, recorded at their 2010-12-28 event.
Session band ㈱ネガエンタープライゼス ((Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) decided to release a third press of their, uh, mega hit single 商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!) at their 2010-10-31 live. This particular press is to commemorate their first Tokyo live, and, as usual, it comes in several types, with no way of telling which is which from physical appearance.
It was officially announced the other day that Anjyu' and 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will both be appearing at the 関西制圧2010~2011 (Kansai Seiatsu 2010~2011) new year event. [But we already knew that], so~
(i dunt think i'm allowed to post this in the comm. But I'm just desperate for our beloved Mago to win --delete if not allowed)
Hello there!I've translated some months ago a short Q&A Phantasmagoria did on the March issue of VISUAL ROCK ライブ参戦完全マニュアル (VISUAL ROCK live participation complete manual) .If you want to read it it's here @ http://jrock_blogs.livejournal.com/ (friends lockes as always ^^)hope you enjoy o(^▽^)o
Upload time! I'm uploading this since it isn't available in regular shops and most people can't get it. However, copies are still available; just direct your shopping service to this page. Since their upcoming UCP CD will be available everywhere, that one definitely won't be posted here!
Sorry for bugging the community.. I know it's been a while since LIN's As If Forever Exists was released, but I'm looking to do a card trade. I have Reiya, and I'm looking for KISAKI. If anyone out there is interested, drop me a line!
Anyone want to go in on a photoset order with me?
UCP sure has been in a photoset mood recently! They've added 3 LIN photosets featuring the new outfits to their web ship. [Click here to see.
Sharing a Phantasmagoria photoset from 2008 plus a special 2010 photo.
For those of you who want to own the only official photos of the two session bands, UNDER CODE has decided to sell coupling photosets of 水風船 (Mizufuusen) and ㈱ネガエンタープライゼス ((Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES. Each set is 1,050 yen and comes with four photos of 総長 (Souchou/KO-JI) with a member of the rival session.
As part of a nostalgia campaign of sorts, the official web shop has recently added around 200 classic photosets from 12012, Phantasmagoria, and VIDOLL! These include sets from the very beginning of their careers to the very end (VIDOLL's are more recent, however). Each set is 1,575 yen, and you'll need to use a shopping service to purchase. Here are links to each band's sets; remember to click the “次のページ” buttons to see more!
Ok, this is sort of convoluted, but stick with me: remember the new omnibus I posted about this morning? UNDER CODE just uploaded a flyer advertising it. I guess UCP is actually involved with the omnibus somehow (I thought it was just SHOXX), because there's an additional ad at the bottom of the flyer for the 関西制圧2010~2011 (Kansai Seiatsu 2010~2011) 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!
SHOXX has decided to release a new omnibus in February to promote the bands that are building a new visual kei scene. The omnibus will be comprised of two discs (some new songs, some “rare” songs), and will be mail-order only. Those who order early will receive a cheki of the band of their choice (“main side” bands only--see below), as well as a special certificate that they can bring to the supporting tour, for which they'll receive a special, unspecified present.
The covers of PERESTROIKA's first single, HEAЯTZ, have been revealed! So here they are~
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.
Artwork covers for LIN's upcoming single are under the cut (warning: big images)!
Just a tiny update: E'm ~grief~'s activity pause oneman will take place on 2010-12-29 at aube shibuya, and will be called The end of ~grief~.
This one's certainly out of the blue: Arc will be producing an omnibus CD to be released through UNDER CODE. The album is apparently supposed to “invigorate” the next generation bands or something. Cool! No word on whether any songs will be new, but here are the artists featured:
To memorialize E'm ~grief~ before their activity pause, selection best album grief will be released. The album will be released on 2010-12-22 and will contain no new songs. However, those that purchase from the web shop will receive a cheki of their choice and a message + live DVD.
KISAKI is apparently in poor health again, so his doctor has ordered him to take a rest. He took this to mean “domestic shows only,” so the 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) live in Korea scheduled for 2010-11-13 and 2010-11-14 has been postponed. It's unclear whether the live will be rescheduled at some point, but those who want refunds can contact UNDER CODE.
E'm ~grief~ had a big announcement at their 2010-10-11 show: they'll be indefinitely pausing activity as of their 2010-12-29 oneman. Great \:D/
This isn't related to UNDER CODE, but we all love Matina, right? Well, AKIRA, the second vocalist of MIRAGE, appears to have a new band! His new band is called FOWR (pronounced Ⅳ). No details yet, but apparently their [OHP](http://www.iv-FOWR.jp/) will be updated with details on the 16th.
All the UNDER CODE blogs have been flooding my RSS feed with this, so alright, I can take a hint: be nice at UNDER CODE live events, y'all.
A sample of PERESTROIKA's HEART has been uploaded at the OHP. [Check it out!]
I was going through an old LJ of mine from 2005, and I found this gem of an entry. It was my thoughts of the then-new band Phantasmagoria! It was pretty funny to me just to think of how things have changed since then, so I thought maybe you guys would enjoy it too.
When I posted about the 関西制圧2010~2011 (Kansai Seiatsu 2010~2011) countdown event, I mentioned that there would be three special announcements about the event.
Took me one whole day because of one single stupid kanji, which is in the end a really simplex word D:
I got bored last night, so I typed up and romanized the lyrics for the シンディケイト (CindyKate) song ミラーボールは無責任☆ (MIRRORBALL wa Musekinin ☆).
The cover of Arc's new maxi single, 秒シミュレーション (Byou SIMULATION), was revealed the other day. So here:
The page of Cu[be] has been added to the OHP!
Since so many of you haven't heard anything by Cu[be], I decided to upload their live distributed debut CD just for you guys!
UNDER CODE has begun announcing their yearly holiday lives~ First up is the 12th edition of the “session party” event series that features tons of sessions made up of UCP musicians. This time, it will take place on 2010-12-26 at OSAKA MUSE. The specific sessions haven't been announced yet, but they'll be revealed closer to the date.
Ray posted an entry about PERESTROIKA, calling it a new band in the visual scene and noting how strange it is that the band has four members who look exactly like the members of NEGA. Ray also goes on to say something like “our revival will not be defeated!”
Lin's profile pics have been updated on the UCP OHP. Click [HERE] to see them.
The 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) best album REVOLUTIONS was released two weeks ago, but UNDER CODE is lazy and still hasn't revealed the tracklisting or web shop privilege online. So here's that information (thanks to an auction listing), just for the sake of posterity:
Guess what I got the other day~
And finally, the last bit of news about PERESTROIKA: their first CD. It's that same title track/different coupling track format that we all know and love. Those who buy it from the web shop will get a signed CD with a message + instrumental versions of all the songs, so that's pretty cool!
PERESTROIKA has already announced their first live event to celebrate the release of their first CD (coming in a separate post!). As usual, an unspecified present will be distributed at the live.
Looks like UNDER CODE's resident session bands 水風船 (Mizufuusen) and ㈱ネガエンタープライゼス ((Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) will be holding the ultimate showdown: the loser of this epic live battle may be forced to disband!
In addition to that live tour, chariots finally announced a new release. Like Arc's upcoming single, this one will be live and web shop limited, so it looks like you'll be using a shopping service if you want it! On the plus side, those who purchase from the web shop will receive a signed message DVD.
Nega's web shop & live hall limited live DVD Depart[ure]-code20100716- has been delayed... for a day! The DVDs were scheduled to be sent out today (the 15th in Japan), but will instead be sent out tomorrow (the 16th in Japan).
I just opened the official KISAKI fanlisting! So go ahead and join if you're a fan of KISAKI, his bands, or his works. (I think there was previously another fanlisting that closed, so feel free to join this new one if you were a member of the old!)
This is a reminder for those of you who missed it the first time, or who are still on the fence: tomorrow is the last day to order a WE LOVE UNDER CODE t-shirt and get the 15% discount!
Still old photo on Under Code's site, but
I just arrived back home from LIN's performance in Meguro, where I got a bunch of Under Code-related flyers.
I've been working on this for a while, so hopefully some of you will be interested:
chariots (now RIKU's solo project, remember) announced its next sponsored event for 2010-11-07. This time, the support members will be... G: 悠 (Yuu, Ultimate Sonic); G: ASHITO; B: 憂里 (Yuuri, Cu[be]); and D: zodd (ex-ZODIA).
カレン (KALEN) just held its last one day revival on 2010-08-31. For a very limited time, the official web shop is selling polaroids taken at the live.
Thanks to Brand X, the full details of the second 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) maxi-single have been revealed. (And also thanks to the LJ community http://rin_jp"; .livejournal.com!) As predicted, it contains those two new songs they'd been playing live, but the B type will come with a third song we had no idea about!
UNDER CODE's official web site has been down since this morning. I checked the whois information for the domain, and the contract shouldn't expire until September 30th, but it's for some reason been suspended.
Ever since I posted that community revamp in July, the comm has been using a placeholder userinfo (that I shamelessly stole from http://synside"; .livejournal.com~). Well, I finally updated it to reflect the new layout!
Hi there! I would like to share some stuff for you.
The cover of NEGA's Depart[ure]-code20100716- live DVD has been revealed. I like that it is similar to their PV DVD. What do you guys think? Will any of you be buying it?
Hi there again!
Visualand.TV has posted two new 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) and 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) live clips from their 2010-07-18 show. They'll be available to watch online until 2010-09-07. (I'll try to rip/upload them for everyone later!)
Details of Arc's new single have been released. First of all, the single will only be sold at live shows and through the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP. Secondly, the release date has changed from 10/10 to 10/01. And finally, the tracklisting has been revealed.
It was just announced that 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) will be playing its first overseas live in Korea! The event type is officially “KISAKI ADVENT IN KOREA,” and its title is Metamorphose. The live will take place over two days, on 2010-11-13 and 2010-11-14.
Okay, I'm not a bit sure whether it's really him, but that's why I'm posting it.
The shopping guide is finished! You can access it three ways: by going to http://under-code"; .livejournal.com and clicking “Shop Guide,” by using the ☆ shopping guide tag, or by this direct link: under-code.livejournal.com/214610.html.
Kisaki did a mistake and uploaded the new photoshoot's profile photo on his blog in big size!^_*
妃&関西貴族 (Kisaki & Kansai Kizoku), KISAKI's long-running session band, has announced their first live in years! The session band will be performing at a KERA fashion event. And this time it's comprised of Arc and ClearVeil members!
E'm ~grief~ will be embarking into a coupling tour with VII-Sense and Art Cube starting this October!
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.
Is anyone planning to order both types of E'm ~grief~'s new single? I'm hoping to help someone order from the official web shop to get the special DVD.
凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) played two new songs at their 2010-07-31 live! The first is called Sterilization and the second is called Metamorphose. I guess one must be the hard, twin-vocal song, and I think KISAKI mentioned the other is ballad.
Hello! At the new Megaromania website, at the profile section each member has a 'blog' link saying 'coming soon...' Well, that has made me curious since the first day I saw their website.
People who follow the 凛 blogs might have noticed that they've recorded a new song~
Some months ago, ㈲ネガエンタープライゼス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) released a live-limited maxi-single in four types. Well, it looks like they decided to do it again! They're re-releasing that single in three types, each having a different bonus song (where as in the first press, each type had a different comment track).
Artwork covers for both シンディケイト (CINDY&KATE) and E'm ~grief~ upcoming maxi singles have been revealed!
Earlier today, UNDER CODE posted the tracklisting for Synside's upcoming mini-album! No cover art yet though, unfortunately.
Lately I've been thinking about which upcoming UNDER CODE releases I would buy if money weren't an issue. Aside from my go-to guys Dali, I'm really liking シンディケイト (CindyKate) and Synside. But I'm sure the taste among other UCP fans varies.
Nega's live DVD that http://inartistic.livejournal.com/ mentioned about [here] yesterday will be released on September 15th.
Last updated 2010-08-17The online shop section and shopping service section are now both online. The guide is generally complete!
KISAKI announced in his blog that a live DVD of NEGA's 5th anniversary oneman will be released! The DVD will only be sold through the web shop and at lives, so it's pretty special. No other details are available at this time, but we can guess the tracklist by the setlist of the live.
I posted earlier about NEGA's temporary activity pause. Details of their last lives before the pause have already been revealed! The band will hold two oneman lives in September, and will officially pause activities (temporarily!) after the second one.
Hi there again~ :3
Last night, NEGA held their 5th anniversary oneman live, Depart[ure] ~審判の夜~ (Depart[ure] ~Shinpan no Yoru~). Their important announcement was that the band will be temporarily pausing activities.
A sample from the upcoming E'm ~grief~ single Atonality has been uploaded at the UNDER CODE OHP! The sample is a medley of all three new songs, so hurry up and check it out!
Hello, fellow UNDER CODE fans~
Today, the covers for all four types of Megaromania's upcoming AURORA -destinies of world- single were revealed. So in order: 豪華盤 (Goukaban) A type, 通常盤 (Tsuujouban) B type, 通常盤 (Tsuujouban) C type, and [通常盤 (Tsuujouban) D type]!
It seems that UNDER CODE still hasn't released the cover of NEGA's VISUAL NEGATIVISM -complete- DVD anywhere yet. And that's a huge problem for our DVD request threads at various forums. So I decided to share a high-res version of the cover to help you guys out!
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.
Arc has a brand new look that you can find [here] and will also be releasing a brand new maxi-single! 秒シミュレーション (byou SIMULATION) will be released on October 10th including 2 unpublished songs with a bonus of some sort. More information should be available soon!
Hello everyone! You may have noticed that I've been sort of bad about updates for the past few days... But finally I can reveal why: I've completely revamped the community!
平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will graduate from UNDER CODE PRODUCTION on September 30th.
Hm, I'm not sure if this is aloud, and if it is not feel free to delete this...
I'm planning a few changes at the community, so please take a second to give me some feedback!
UNDER CODE has an official staff blog again. As is the trend, this new blog is at Ameba rather than HOLIDAY. Hopefully this one is updated more often than the last!