THE BLACK SWAN will participate in a twoman with SCAPEGOAT in April:
THE BLACK SWAN, More, and HOLLOWGRAM will participate in a threeman, along with opening act bask in the deep, in May:
The 2016-02-21&28 edition of ARLEQUIN's radio show, KOTO NO HA ALGORITHM (コトノハアルゴリズム) will feature V. Aki (暁) as personality and MERRY V. GARA (ガラ) as guest.
Lilith appeared on International Channel Shanghai. Lin posted some clips of the appearance here.
PINOKIO has several songs available on KARAOKE NO TETSUJIN (カラオケの鉄人) since 2016-02-18: CHAOS RIRON (カオスリロン), ANGEL CALL (エンジェルコール), HELLO HOLLOW (ハロウホロウ), TORIKAGO (トリカゴ), Ryuusei LYRICAL (流星リリカル), TSUMETAI SEKAI (ツメタイセカイ), KOKORO NO OTO (ココロノオト), Kuroneko SHERRY (黒猫シェリー), and Tears blurred my shadow.
THE BLACK SWAN had an English interview at Shattered-Tranquility. There are a few interesting bits in there, but I'd thought I point out that they say the next version of OUSIA will include a few more songs, including a ballad.
KISAKI (LIN) will appear in magazine ROCK AND READ Vol:064, to be released on 2016-02-26.
GLARD uploaded the song Days from their CD From The 3 Words:
LIN, with the exception of leader KISAKI, will make a guest appearance in the live event, HAUNTED HOUSE Vol:4, at Osaka LIVE HOUSE D'.
The event will take place on March 18. Until then, tickets will be available for sale at the band's official webshop, starting on January 17. Guitarist CERO will perform alongside Paranoid≠circuS, while the rest will perform in the session group, Chika-sen PARADOX (地下線パラドックス).
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?
The latest minor news, featuring: AiM MaiM, ARLEQUIN, DECIDE, GLARD, LIN, Paranoid≠circuS, and REALies.
AiM MaiM will make an announcement at 19:00 JST on 2014-09-28.
ARLEQUIN have collaborated with fashion brand WRouge to produce their own t-shirts, which feature a caricature of vocalist Aki (with his signature hairstyle). They could have been purchased here―but sold out immediately.
DECIDE, the band which ex-NEGA bassist Ray produced, has announced their disbandment.
GLARD have announced their first oneman and mini-album!! The mini-album, From The 3 Words, doesn't have a release date yet, but their first oneman live, Straight Ahead, will be held on 2014-12-13 at FANJ-twice.
GOEMON RECORDS has re-opened its OHP. It seems that the label will start something called “goemon club” soon―maybe a fan club or a live stamp card.
GOEMON RECORDS has announced its Christmas live, which will feature ARLEQUIN, REALies, and a mysterious opening act: which―let's be real―is probably Call Me in their “we're an official band now!” form. Right?
Paranoid≠circuS will begin their second tour, SUICIDE PARADE ~Kyousei Renkou~ (SUICIDE PARADE ~強制連行~), on 2014-11-27. Their tour final oneman, NECROPHILIA, will be held somewhere in Osaka in January, 2015.
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 twolists of missing items―they ask that anyone who sees these items contact the band.
As I revealed in October, KISAKI will be returning to Taipai with special guest Sui (ex-Megaromania) next year! Complete details (mostly) of the event have been released:
KISAKI will return to Taipei on 2014-01-11 for a special additional performance of his 20th anniversary celebration event series. C'est la vie ~REMAIN OF THE 20TH YEARS HISTORY~ Taiwanhen (台湾編) will be held at PIPE Live Music, and will feature KISAKI in a special band with ex-Megaromania vocalist Sui. (The full lineup of the special band is TBA, but my guess is that it's similar to SchwarzVrain!)
Several Taiwanese visual bands will appear at the event, as will ex-VAGERKE leader's new band GLARD. A special tour package for Japanese fans, which includes exclusive events and an exclusive novelty present, has been prepared. Furthermore, special presents will be distributed to attendees on the day of the event.
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!!
ex-VAGERKE (lead band of UNDER CODE heavy metal sublabel ROAD AWAKE) guitarist/vocalist TAKESHI has announced his new band! GLARD will formally begin activities on June 23rd!!
GLARD is comprised of V. Naoya, G. Takeshi (ex-VAGERKE), G. Hayato, B. Kyo, and D. Ryota. Their name is inspired by the English words “GRAND”, “GLARE”, and “GLAD”, leading to the band concept of “grandly shining joy”. The band will hold their first live and sponsored event, Straight Ahead, at FANJ-twice. For more information, and full samples of their first 3 songs, please see GLARD's official website: