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Posts from 2015

Masami (ex-CindyKate~FOODED SEAL) to retire
Masami (ex-CindyKate~FOODED SEAL) to retire

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.
Minor news roundup 7/31
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.
  • Paranoid≠circuS has uploaded the cover art and tracklist for their upcoming single, 69. It's on sale at CDJapan now.
  • PENTAGON have a new towel designed by 眠花-minpha-.
FOODED SEAL last support members and disbandment
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.]
FOODED SEAL down to one
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.

To see more about the bad luck band's history, check their artist page!

Minor news roundup 1/5
Here's the latest minor news:

  • The Vasalla × WITH SEXY countdown was indeed leading to news of a limited revival. However, details haven't been announced yet.

    Watch their OHP for updates.
  • ex-NEGA Ray will appear with MAST in a session band on 2015-02-13!

    Kuromikado (黒御門)
    【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:
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/17/
  • 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.
  • REALies have a new towel.
  • VARYL have uploaded a preview of their upcoming single:


  • Various UCP-related artists are featured on this TOWER RECORDS CD in which they talk about their favorite releases throughout the year.
  • REALies has postponed their upcoming single from 2015-01-14 to 2015-01-28.
FOODED SEAL to make announcement
Bad luck band FOODED SEAL has mentioned that they will make an important announcement at their 2015-01-18 sponsored event. Disbandment incoming, right?

http://weloveucp.com/lives/16/

Posts from 2014

Minor news roundup 12/4
  • 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)】
FOODED SEAL sample up
FOODED SEAL has uploaded a sample of their song Can't Happoubijin (Can't 八方美人):



FOODED SEAL announces releases
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.

The band will upload their song Can't Happoubijin (Can't 八方美人) to their OHP on 2014-12-01.

FOODED SEAL loses guitarist and drummer
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.

REALies sessions detailed and GOEMON live added
REALies has released details of their 2014-11-10 session event live, and GOEMON RECORDS has announced a new event live:

GOEMON RECORDS Presents REALies EDGE 7 DAYS Kazna BIRTHDAY SESSION Matsuri Suna Matsuri (すなまつり)
2014-11-10 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE
  • SUNALies (スナライズ) (opening act)
  • REALies
  • Bijo to Kyouken (美女と狂犬)
    【V. Rayka [REALies] / G. YUKKIE (ユッキー) [GIGAMOUS] / G. Kamiki Mihal (神木 壬晴) [Blitz] / B. 眠花-minpha- [Call Me] / D. Ryou (りょう) [Blitz]】
  • Ame, OCHIRU (雨、落チル)
    【V. Chizuru (千吊) [Call Me] / G. Ritsu (律) [REALies] / G. Tsubaki (椿) [Blitz] / B. Yue (月) [ex-DecoLa Hopping] / D. Murasaki (篤輝) [Call Me support]】
  • 708GalaxyZ
    【V. GAKU [Blitz] / G. N∀O [REALies] / B. Raiha (雷覇) [ex-Edogawa PARADOX (江戸川パラドクス)] / D. Syuma (秀馬) [Oneness]】
  • J'ikoman de ciel
    【V. Masami (雅美) [FOODED SEAL] / G. Otake (おたけ) [AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) / B. 明イ-akino- [REALies] / D. Kai (華威) [ex-SERIAL⇔NUMBER (シリアル⇔NUMBER)]】
  • KAZNER
    【V. Anzu (杏) [ex-DOWNER] / G. Yuuha (由羽) [the Raid.] / B. LAYHA [SCAPEGOAT] / D. Kazna (一砂) [REALies]】


GOEMON RECORDS Presents Sainarakkyo ☆ 2014 ~GOEMON ga Osewa ni narimashitaa!~ (さいならっきょ☆2014 ~GOEMONがお世話になりましたっ!~)
2014-12-15 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) / REALies / LIPHLICH (friendship appearance) / Lycaon / AvelCain / Jin-Machine

REALies samples and 7-day restrospective
REALies will hold their 7-day retrospective event series, at which they'll perform a different period of their history at each live (complete with costumes from that period). The band has also uploaded PV previews for their upcoming singles:





GOEMON RECORDS Presents EDGE 7 DAYS


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

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

  2. Re:Stund UP!!NuAGE

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

  3. Re:REAL [A] GaINST

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

  4. Re:NEXT⇒together!

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

  5. Up To LEVEL

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

  6. Re:Mada Owaranee。 (Re:まだ終わらねぇ。)

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

  7. Heat Heart History

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


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

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

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

Artist page OHP
FOODED SEAL new lineup
FOODED SEAL's new lineup has been preliminarily revealed:

FOODED SEAL
V. Masami (雅美) [ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) ~ etc.] Ameblo
G. Keta (けーた) [ex-Die La'vice → ☆GLAD → KANABUN (カナブン) → BREMEN (ブレーメン)] Ameblo
G. maNa [ex-non-VK] Ameblo
B. MEL (メル) [ex-Dablis] Ameblo
D. Yuki (ゆうき) [ex-HEARTS → GUILTY (ギルティ) → Rosario → SwallowtaiL] Ameblo

News roundup 7/29
Here's the latest from ClearVeil, FOODED SEAL, ISORA (イソラ), NEGA, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし), and the:Ø:

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FOODED SEAL working toward revival
FOODED SEAL new guitarist MaNa has opened his Twitter (@gt_arrow), and has mentioned that this is his first visual band! Luckily, he seems to be enjoying it so far.

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

Can't wait to see who the new members are!
News roundup 7/14
Latest news featuring Cu[be], FOODED SEAL, hurts, LIN, Oneness, Paranoid≠circuS, and Visage members:

  • 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.

Itsuki birthday event
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!

king zeebra presents Itsuki birthday event -Squalid Beauty 03-
2014-09-14 at Nishikujo (西九条) BRAND NEW
  • Envus (one day revival) 【V. Itsuki (ex-SUZAKU) / G. Haruka [ex-MonoLog ~ AiM MaiM support] / G. Kaoru (薫) [HOLYCLOCK] / B. Kagari (ex-SUZAKU Kizuna) / D. Yuki (ex-SUZAKU Karen)】
  • ISORA (イソラ) / the:Ø / the birdman / planetarium / CHRISHUNA (クリシュナ) / FOODED SEAL / Antares


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.
FOODED SEAL future member and member activities
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:

  • 2014-06-12 ~

    ViV 【w/ Support D. Sayuki (さゆき) (FOODED SEAL)】
  • 2014-07-09 at SHIBUYA-REX

    「July 9」 【V. Masami (雅美) (FOODED SEAL) / V. LACHI (ラチ) (ex-LAgtime.) / G. Takebo (たけ坊) (TesЯoa) / G. maNa (FOODED SEAL) / B. Rin (りん) / D. yuri (TesЯoa)】
  • 2014-07-15 at SHIBUYA-REX

    Kyonkyon to Yukai na Nakamatachi (きょんきょんと愉快な仲間たち) 【G. kaoL (かおる) (ex-FOODED SEAL)】
  • 2014-07-16 at Ikebukuro (池袋) CYBER

    R Jiyuu SESSION (自由セッション) 【V. hiro (KiR×GiR) / G. Ryuu (りゅー) (ex-MeleM) / B. 7o (FOODED SEAL) / D. Suguru (英) (KiR×GiR)】
  • 2014-07-19 at MEGURO ROCKMAYKAN (目黒鹿鳴館)

    KISSBULLET 【w/ Support D. Masami (雅美) (FOODED SEAL)】
Masami sessions
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.
FOODED SEAL sponsored event
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?

Masami birthday celebration FOODED SEAL sponsored event Masami Birthday PAKKEN Tensei (雅美Birthday パックン転生)
2014-08-18 at SHIBUYA REX
FOODED SEAL / chronogear (クロノギア) / Pastel Holic (パスホリ) / DICTATOR CIRCUS / MELVEL (マルヴェル) / RIBEL (リベル) / LOG-ログ- / (session TBA)

FOODED SEAL down to one
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.

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

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

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

News roundup 3/14
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
  • GIGAMOUS revealed their Harajuku fashion brand collaboration jack:
    GIGAMOUS × 10st - Bracelet (YUKKIE model or GIGAMOUS model)
    GIGAMOUS × HELLCATPUNKS - T-shirt (red, black, or white) and necklace
    GIGAMOUS × Angelic Pretty - Bow and RAI produced broch
    GIGAMOUS × Like an Edison - Towel (seiya produced)
  • GIGAMOUS will hold a three-month-consecutive-release campaign of 3 new maxi-singles in June through August. Details TBA.
  • CARAT (カラット) will release their new single, High Color, in two types on 2014-04-23.
  • ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) will embark on a coupling tour with Grieva (グリーヴァ) (and others) called Kuroari NO MuRE (黒蟻ノ群レ). It starts on 2014-08-01 and ends with the tour final on 2014-08-30.
Megaromania birthday event additions
More lineup details have been announced regarding the birthday events of ex-Megaromania members 美沙麗-Misery- and 邑詩-Yushi-:

Misery BIRTHDAY EVENT424CARATS 2014-04-24 at Ikebukuro (池袋) RUIDO K3
  • -MAIN ACT- Misery BIRTHDAY SESSION (美沙麗BIRTHDAY SESSION) (main act)
    【V. Z (Art Cube) / G. Misery (ex-Megaromania) / G. Otake (おたけ) (ex-CindyKate) / B. Jin (迅) (ex-chariots sp.) / D. Yushi (ex-Megaromania)】
  • -GUESTS- Art Cube / Synk;yet / Re-lay / FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) (added 2/21) / Crimson Shiva (added 2/21) / (TBA)

Yushi BIRTHDAY EVENTIdentity Crisis 2014-05-25 at Ikebukuro (池袋) RUIDO K3
  • -MAIN ACT- Yushi BIRTHDAY SESSION BAND (邑詩BIRTHDAYセッションバンド) (main act)
    【V. 翠-Sui- (ex-Megaromania) / G. Takeru (猛) (SAVAGE) / G. KAZ (ex-chariots sp.) / B. YUKI (CELL) / D. Yushi (ex-Megaromania)】
  • -GUESTS- SAVAGE / Synk;yet / VAMPIRE ROSE / VABeL (added 2/21) / REDRUM (added 2/21) / (secret band TBA 4/21) / (encore large session)
Raychel BAND to disband
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...

Raychel BAND disbandment sponsored eventIkebukuro Bakuon Matsuri (池袋爆音祭り) 2014-03-21 at Ikebukuro (池袋) CYBER
Raychel BAND (disbandment)
V. YU-I (ユーイ) (ex-CindyKate / GOEMON RECORDS) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. Otake (おたけ) (ex-CindyKate) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. (TBA)】
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) / プラセボ (PLACEBO) / Oneness / Neverland / sForzato / MEBIUS (メビウス)

Minor updates 2/8
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)
FOODED SEAL new support and event
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:

FOODED SEAL sponsored event~THE Saishidou~ (~THE 再始動~) 2014-03-24 at SHIBUYA REX
FOODED SEAL / PROJECT VARYL (PROJECT ヴァリル) / Diana / DICTATOR CIRCUS / inc.RIBON / LOG -ログ- / Virgil / F1rst MiX's


(By the way, PROJECT VARYL is the new session band of ex-Visage vocalist Hiro!)
Session updates 1/31
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.
    Musoukai (無双会) Presents PLACEBO sponsored eventRe:birth「P」 2014-03-08 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE
    PLACEBO (プラセボ) / FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) / Bakeneko (化け猫) 【V. KAIRI / (others TBA)】 / Neverland / VABEL / sForzato / Arizaka Mii? (有坂未唯)

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 guitarist to leave
FOODED SEAL guitarist to leave

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 support and corrections
FOODED SEAL support and corrections

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
切なくて
Setsunakute
2014-01-18 500 yen maxi-single CD

  1. ロリズラ RORIDULA
  2. Bungee SETUNASA

FOODED SEAL
愛しくて
Itoshikute
2014-01-22 500 yen maxi-single CD-R

  1. 真冬のポケット Mafuyu no POCKET
  2. 君がいる未来 Kimi ga Iru Mirai

Posts from 2013

FOODED SEAL first photo
FOODED SEAL first photo

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

By the way, FOODED SEAL also intended to reveal details of their upcoming lives today. However, the band posted a message that the members couldn't agree on certain details in time, so details of those sponsored events will be released at a later time.
Masami (Sami) updates
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.

    Sami solo discography
FOODED SEAL releases and Christmas present
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) has announced three Christmas presents for fans:
  1. At their December 24 live, FOODED SEAL will perform the new song Mafuyu no POCKET (真冬のポケット) for the first time.
  2. On December 25 (Christmas), the band will reveal their first look via their official website.
  3. At the same time, they will reveal information of their sponsored events.

FOODED SEAL has also announced that kaoL, who had to pause activities due to his injury, will probably return to the stage at the band's January 18 live.

Finally, the band announced their first two releases! Both are live-limited and cost 1,500 yen for 2 new songs. But hopefully we'll get a chance to hear them anyway?

FOODED SEAL
切なくて
Setsunakute
2014-01-18 500 yen maxi-single CD

  1. ロリズラ RORIDULA
  2. Bungee SETUNASA

FOODED SEAL
愛しくて
Itoshikute
2014-01-22 500 yen maxi-single CD-R

  1. 真冬のポケット Mafuyu no POCKET
  2. 君がいる未来 Kimi ga Iru Mirai

FOODED SEAL's bad luck
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.
Shugokusatsu (and related) recent activity
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.
New band: FOODED SEAL
New band: FOODED SEAL

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.

FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール)
  • V. Masami (雅美) (ex- CindyKate)
  • G. kaoL (ex- GEEK → Space)
  • B. 7o
  • D. Sayuki (さゆき)

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.

FOODED SEAL formation sponsored event ~Kyuuaichan! Konnichiwa!~ (~求愛ちゃん!こんにちわ!~)
2014-01-18 at Shibuya (渋谷) REX
(opening act TBA) / FOODED SEAL / ViV / Ray℃ / VAMPIRE (ヴァンパイア) / EXEQUTE / Virgil / LucaRia


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