FOODED SEAL, the “bad luck band” formed by ex-CindyKate drummer Masami (雅美), held their last live on 2015-08-18 and disbanded. Masami also announced his retirement at the event :(.
Masami has always been a voracious participant in session bands, and can more or less play any instrument, so I'll be surprised if he never returns to the stage in any way. Still, it's a shame that FOODED SEAL had such bad luck that he apparently got turned off from band life...
Update by hitsuji-hime: After his supposed retirement, Masami has changed his name back to Sami and went back to being a drummer...he's also changed his Twitter handle to @freeDr_SAMI. Wonder what band activities await him, if any at all.
I've been too busy updating layout stuff to bother posting news m(_ _)m. So here's the latest minor stuff:
ARLEQUIN will stream at NICONICO on 2015-08-05 from 21:00. They'll watch and talk about offshot footage from their tour for 1 hour.
ARLEQUIN and PENTAGON are featured in free paper VR Virtual Reality vol.037.
ARLEQUIN bassist Shohei (祥平) and PENTAGON guitarist Yutori (ゆとり) are in Cure Vol.144.
Session band G:K will perform on 2015-08-17 at Ikebukuro (池袋) RUIDO K3 with lineup 【V. toshia [ex-Philia~FAZ] / G. YOUDAI [ex-WHITEBLACK] / B. leaya [Vasalla] / D. Mikage [ex-chariots support ~ etc.]】.
FOODED SEAL vocalist Sami (雅美) will also have a session band at the event (as drummer). [And completely unrelatedly, ex-SULFURIC ACID vocalist MASAKI will be there. Cool~]
On 2015-08-07 at Osaka (大阪) MUSE, KISAKI (LIN), and SAN and Rame from Black Gene For the Next Scene, will appear in a session band together:
【V. KOU (コウ) [Shounenki (少年記)] / V. YOU (ヨウ) [BLaive] / V. SACCI [SOUIUMONO (サウイフモノ)] / G. SAN [Black Gene For the Next Scene] / G. SARSHI [HERO] / B. KISAKI [LIN] / D. Ichirou (一朗) [Lycaon] / MC. RAMEtan (ラメたん) [Black Gene For the Next Scene]】
LIN is the cover artist for free paper SEVEN Vol.025. They'll have a special interview about their activity pause.
Oneness, who recently disbanded, are liquidating their goods via the Double River Record web shop. Rare posters, towels, cheki sets, and other goods are available again, as are additional quantities of their memorial pamphlet.
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.
FOODED SEAL V. Sami (雅美) [ex-CindyKate] Support G. YOUDAI Support G. Ray [ex-CindyKate support ~ ex-Glam Grammar ~ etc.] Support B. Tama (汰麗) [ex-GOKIBURI ~ etc.] Support D. Kai (華威) [ex-Se'ikspia ~ ex-SERIAL⇔NUMBER (リアル⇔NUMBER) ~ etc.]
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 Ray will appear with MAST in a session band on 2015-02-13!
【V. MINAMI (ミナミ) [ex-ROGUE] / G. Cain / G. MAST [ex-Aliene Ma'riage ~ VABeL] / B. Ray [ex-NEGA] / D. (TBA)】
ex-CindyKate ~ FOODED SEAL Masami (雅美) will also hold his session, MASAMING (マサミング), at that event.
Maki (真稀) [ex-hurts, many others], will secede from his current band, UNDEAD, on 2015-01-27. It's assumed that he'll officially join Lucifer's underground, of which he's currently only a support member.
ex-SUZAKU Itsuki (樹) has announced his session band lineup for 2015-01-23:
【V. Itsuki (樹) [AiM MaiM] / G. Natsume Sakutarou (夏目 朔太郎) [AiM MaiM] / G. Ao (碧) [ex-paradeis] / B. UCHI [A113] / D. Shota (咲汰) [A113]】
ex-Cu[be] vocalist will appear in another session:
To celebrate the recent release of their single, AiM MaiM will commence their first tour, -Inochi no Yurai。- (-いのちのゆらい。-), on 2015-01-29. Their tour final will be announced a later date.
After the secession of two members, FOODED SEAL secondary guitarist maNa has been promoted to primary guitarist. Verry [ex-ViV] has commenced support drums as of 2014-12-01, and Shuu (しゅう) has commenced support secondary guitar as of 2014-12-03.
GIGAMOUS will release their best album, GIGA BEST, in two types on 2015-02-11: limited type with live DVD, and normal type with bonus track.
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM bassist Mikoto (美琴) is temporarily absent from that band so he could concentrate on Vallquar's disbandment concerns. Ena [ex-HenzeL, etc.] will act as MASKED RIDER SYSTEM's support bassist on 2014-12-17.
A new version of Ray's continuous session band, Raychel Band Kai (れいちぇるバンド改), will appear on 2015-01-07 at Shinjuku (新宿) BIRTH:
【V. MINAMI (ミナミ) [ROGUE] / G. YOSHITO (ヨシト) [ex-AVANCHICK] / G. MAST [ex-Aliene Ma'riage, etc.] / B. Ray [ex-NEGA] / D. Itsuki (樹)】
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:
FOODED SEAL new guitarist MaNa has opened his Twitter (@gt_arrow), and has mentioned that this is his first visual band! Luckily, he seems to be enjoying it so far.
At any rate, FOODED SEAL has completed fitting of their new costumes and will shoot photography for the costumes any day now. The new photos will be revealed on August 3rd, and the band will hold their sponsored event on August 18th.
FOODED SEAL vocalist Masami ()雅美 will act as support vocalist for Nobady on July 20th and 28th, as that band's vocalist Soyogi (梵) has failed to contact the other members.
LIN are featured in freepaper ZEAL LINK No.010.
LIN will appear on 2014-07-22 edition of NICO NICO talkshow Tokimeki☆Visu NIGHT (ときめき☆びじゅナイト) with MATENROU OPERA (摩天楼オペラ).
ex-Cu[be] and hurts session Lucifer's underground will perform through November. 【V. HINA (ヒナ) [ex-hurts] / G. Maki (真稀) [ex-hurts] / G. toki (UNDEAD) / B. 憂里-yuuri- [ex-Cu[be]] / D. 亜月-athuki- [ex-Cu[be]]】
Oneness members lost contact with guitarist DAI and performed on 2014-07-08 without him. After contacting police to search his home, his family contacted the band and said he was safe. For the time being, he will be absent from Oneness, however.
Paranoid≠circuS support drummer 紲-kizuna- [ex-KOKUYOKU, etc.] officially joined the band on 2014-07-09.
Paranoid≠circuS will hold their tour, SUICIDE PARADE, from 2014-07-22 through 2014-08-17, with tour final oneman SUICIDE CIRCUS on 2014-09-18.
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!
By the way, ISORA bassist Kizuna (ex-SUZAKU) will also hold his hastily-decided birthday event on 2014-07-23 at Ash OSAKA, Ikuu Ennichi ~Kizuna~ (異空縁日~絆~). ISORA and the members' sessions will perform.
Here are the latest session appearances of FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) vocalist Masami (雅美):
2014-06-05 at SHIBUYA REX
Jinsei ni REHEARSAL ha Nai (人生にリハーサルは無い)
【V. Soyogi (梵) [Nobady] / G. kz [Nobady] / G. Yazuki (耶月) [0801弐209XX6] / B. Kaima [Zelktage] / D. Masami [FOODED SEAL]】
2014-06-10 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4
Riona SESSION (りおなセッション)
【V. Riona [NovA] / G. SakuraPTON (朝倉プトン) [Ecthelion] / G. Masami [FOODED SEAL] / B. Icchin (いっちん) / D. Lyvia [ex-Z-Force]】
2014-06-13 at Ikebukuro (池袋) CYBER
LACHI SESSION (ラチセッション)
【V. LACHI [LAgtime] / G. sola [ex-super boys] / G. Rei (零) [ex-LiLiCAL ~ FOODED SEAL support] / B. Masami [FOODED SEAL] / D. Waju (わじゅ) [ex-LiLiCAL]】
By the way, it appears that Rei (零) (ex-LiLiCAL) continued to act as support guitarist until May 1st. Previously, I thought that he had stopped after his hospitalization.
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!
The remaining members will secede on 2014-08-08, and this event will be held on 2014-08-18; seems to me that Masami already has a full new lineup ready to debut at that live. (He did say that FOODED SEAL isn't disbanding, after all!) What do you think?
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.
Latest minor news, featuring FOODED SEAL, ARLEQUIN, Lilith, Pami。, and Tatoeba Konna Hanashi:
“Bad luck band” FOODED SEAL continues: support guitarist Rei (零) (LiLiCAL) is in the hospital and they have lost contact with other support guitarist Kiria (希燐亜) (LiLiCAL) since 2014-03-28. They will continue to perform with their three official members.
GOEMON RECORDS has uploaded the 4th volume of GoeTELE! (ごえテレ!). This one features footage from the special ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) live:
ex-Syndrome~zechs vocalist Pami。 (ぱみ。) has announced his solo (which he is now calling a “visual anime project”) lives. He will also release his first digital single, Atashi ga Shindara Moenai GOMI no Hi dashite ne。 (私が死んだら燃えないゴミの日にだしてね。), on 2014-04-14. (By the way, I guess that title is a reference to the movie Nihonsei Shounen (日本製少年).)
Here's the latest slew of minor-ish updates featuring, in no particular order, FOODED SEAL, Paranoid≠circuS, Vior gloire, SUZAKU (朱), GIGAMOUS, CARAT (カラット), and ARLEQUIN (アルルカン):
FOODED SEAL will release a new live-limited single beginning with their appearance at SHIBUYA REX's 2014-03-26 sponsored event. The single includes 3 new songs for 500 yen (including one song which was previously released by Sami during his solo activity).
→ FOODED SEAL - Aitakute
FOODED SEAL will make an important announcement at their 2014-03-24 sponsored event.
Paranoid≠circuS (ex-roadie of SUZAKU band) will release their first single, BoXX-D- on 2014-04-23.
ISORA (ex-SUZAKU new band) will participate in PureSound Records' omnibus SOUND OF NOISE 2014 on 2014-05-14.
ex-Vior gloire vocalist shall (シャル) has announced his new “intermittent band” remembrance. (Although it's an official band, he expects that they won't be very active: so possibly no releases and lives only every few months.) They will debut at 2014-04-06 event INDEED... at BRAND NEW, with their next live to be on 2014-06-08.
→ remembrance lineup details
Some minor updates featuring GOTCHAROCKA, Syndrome, ARLEQUIN (アルルカン), CARAT (カラット), Oneness, and hurts:
GOTCHAROCKA bassist Shingo (真悟) had the flu and was absent at the band's lives and instores from 2014-02-01 through 2014-02-03.
ex-Syndrome ~ zechs vocalist Tsutaya changed his name to Pami。 (ぱみ。) and opened his new official Facebook
Tickets for ARLEQUIN's 2014-03-15 first oneman have sold out!
Oneness will hold a twoman with the Raid. on 2014-06-01 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA NEXT. Details TBA.
ex-hurts guitarist Mukku (むっく) will appear in session CUSUCO THE KAN CREW 【V. Mukku (ex-hurts) / G. Zin (迅) (ex-Schwein) / B. TAKA (AxiL) / D. Eve (ex-Lycaon)】 on 2014-02-28 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA NEXT.
GOEMON RECORDS will hold its sponsored event, Fuki no Tou (ふきのとう), on 2014-04-08 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA. ARLEQUIN and REALies appear as guests, along with Crazy★shampoo, VOW, Oneness, METEOROID, Airish, and Sick².
Jikkentai NEMESIS (実験体NEMESIS) performed the following setlist on 2014-02-06:
01. DELUGE (NEGA cover)
02. BREAK DOWN (girugamesh cover)
03. AGITATOR (Vior gloire cover)
04. MaGARU Suiren ` KaKERU (SUZAKU cover)
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:
(By the way, PROJECT VARYL is the new session band of ex-Visage vocalist Hiro!)
Latest session updates, featuring ex- NEGA, Vior gloire, and SIVA:
Further members of ex-NEGA SAN session band Jikkentai NEMESIS (実験体NEMESIS) appearance on 2014-03-08 have been announced:
【V. Saica (槐) (ex-Reeper) / G. SAN / D. ARU (アル) (ex-Vior gloire) / (others TBA)】
ex-SIVA vocalist KAIRI (カイリ) will hold his session at PLACEBO (プラセボ) (band produced by ex-NEGA Ray) sponsored event.
By the way, I wonder if Musoukai (無双会) might be a label owned by Ray, considering that it produced Raychel BAND and PLACEBO lives.
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) announced that guitarist KaoL (far right in the picture above) will depart from the band on 2014-01-31, as a result of his worse-than-initially-thought fracture. From then on, FOODED SEAL will do their best to continue as a four-member unit with [current] support guitarist KIRIA (キリア) (ex-LiLiCAL).
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) has announced that KIRIA (キリア) (ex-LiLiCAL) will join as support guitarist at the band's 2014-01-18 formation sponsored event. FOODED SEAL has also made corrections about its upcoming releases: both CDs will be only 500 yen, and the order of tracks in Setsunakute has been reversed.
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) has delivered their promised Christmas gift: their first official photo has been released! Check out their quirky and stylish costumes above―what do you think?
By the way, FOODED SEAL also intended to reveal details of their upcoming lives today. However, the band posted a message that the members couldn't agree on certain details in time, so details of those sponsored events will be released at a later time.
Here are a few updates on the solo activities of Masami (雅美), ex-drummer of CindyKate (シンディケイト) and current vocalist of FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール):
He will perform in an unnamed session on 2014-01-07 at Shibuya (渋谷) Rex 【V. RayJi (ViV) / G. Kaname (要) (ALIVE) / B. Rulu (るゝ) (ALIVE) / D. Masami (ex-CindyKate ~ FOODED SEAL)】
He will perform on 2014-02-20 in an opening act session 【V. Vuit (Ray℃) / G. haru / G. Masami (ex-CindyKate ~ FOODED SEAL) / B. Selena (SPELL BOX) / D. Verry (ViV)】
If you remember, back when he was known as Sami (沙美), he planned a 4-month weekly release campaign over which he would release 17 songs via YouTube. In a [not at all] shocking turn of events, the campaign fizzled out after only 8 songs, and they have all since been deleted.
To further thicken the plot, Sami announced that he would release a CD-R collecting all of the songs at his live on 2013-09-02 (freely distributed to those who attended any of his lives in the previous month). However, given that the YouTube releases were cancelled, I'm assuming that the CD-R collecting them was also cancelled―but I can't find any confirmation either way.
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!
Despite this, the band continues. They're currently holding meetings regarding their first costumes and release, with details expected to be announced sometime next week.
Couple of bits of info about Shugokusatsu (瞬獄殺), the continuous session band of ex-SUZAKU (朱) vocalist Itsuki (樹) and ex-Vior gloire bassist RENA:
Shugokusatsu will perform on 2013-12-24 at SHIBUYA-REX (guitarist and drummer TBA). ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) band FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) will also play at that event.
Before that, Shugokusatsu will also perform on 2013-12-12 at Osaka (大阪) RUIDO, with ex-NEGA guitarist SAN and ex-Vior gloire drummer ARU (アル).
On 2013-10-24, Shugokusatsu performed with ex-NEGA guitarist SAN and ex-SUZAKU drummer Karen (火憐). They played MaGARU by SUZAKU, Niji by L'Arc~en~Ciel, AGITATOR by Vior gloire, and Kusarekoi by SUZAKU.
ex-SUZAKU band Envus will hold a one day revival on 2014-01-11 (further details TBA). 【V. HIDEKI (ex-SUZAKU Itsuki) / G. Haruka (MonoLog) / G. Kaoru (holyclock) / B. Kagari (ex-SUZAKU Kizuna)】
New Kansai-area indie label king zeebra seems to be owned by Itsuki.
ex-CindyKate guitarist Sami has formally announced his new band: FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール)! The band will officially start on 2014-01-18 with their sponsored event ~Kyuuaichan! Konnichiwa!~ (~求愛ちゃん!こんにちわ!~) at Shibuya (渋谷) REX, but they will also appear at several other events before then.
The name “fooded seal” is a misspelling of “hooded seal”, which is a special of seal that presents a bulbous red nose to attract mates. Vocalist and leader Masami (previously Sami of CindyKate) says that this grotesque animal mirrors the grotesqueness of our own courting rituals, and that this is the main concept of the band.