Lots of GIGA news today, in the wake of GIGAMOUS' tour final! New releases and lives... and more HEISEI ISHIN memorial lives!
GIGAMOUS will hold a twoman with Mix Speaker's,Inc., Giga Mix, on 2016-11-26 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA.
A two-part memorial live to deceased HEISEI ISHIN vocalist, Taku (拓), will be held. Heisei revolution party 2016 (平成revolution party 2016) 【Osakahen】 (【大阪編】) and 【Tokyohen】 (【東京編】) will be held on 2016-12-09 at OSAKA amHALL and 2016-12-13 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA, respectively. Details TBA, but I'm so glad that this tradition is being continued! R.I.P Taku 💔
GIGAMOUS vocalist Shiki (式) will hold his birthday oneman, Shiki Seitansai (式聖誕祭), on 2016-12-01 at Shibuya (渋谷) REX. Details TBA.
GIGAMOUS vocalist Shiki (式) will also embark on a solo tour (he previously acted as a solo artist before joining the band). Tabidori (旅鳥) will start on 2016-08-18 in Tokyo (東京). Details TBA. (I wonder if he'll have a release too 🤔)
GIGAMOUS has revealed their new artist photo! Check it out above. (I love it!)
The band will release their mini-album GIGAGAIN on 2016-09-07, to commemorate their 3rd anniversary! It contains re-recordings of previously-released singles, plus at least one new song. (My prediction is 4 old songs + 1 new? What do you think?)
The band will also release their 8th single (details TBA) on 2016-11-09, also in commemoration of their 3rd anniversary.
Their 3rd anniversary celebration tour, GIGA PARTY ROCK SHOW!!!!, will commence on 2016-09-14 at Sapporo (札幌) Spiritual Lounge.
They'll also have a special event, 3shuunen ONEMAN Chokuzen Giganeko Kekkishuukai (3周年ワンマン直前戯画猫決起集会), at Shibuya (渋谷) RUIDO K2.
Finally, their tour final oneman(?), GIGAMOUS 3shuunen & seiya Seitansai (ギガマウス3周年&seiya誠誕祭), will be held on 2016-10-10 at Tokyo (東京) Kinema Club (東京キネマ倶楽部).
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 ❤.
N@H, the special two-piece band which was considered the “second act” of HEISEI ISHIN, will appear, along with GIGAMOUS, the formal band that followed. The band More, which features ex-12012 members will appear, as will a special version of THE BLACK SWAN which features ex-NEGA drummer Yu (優)!! A session called Ishin (維新) will appear, which presumably will cover HEISEI ISHIN songs, too.
Finally, a super special session called Yoshifumi BAND (よしふみバンド) will appear, which is made up of retired ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION guys...!! It features CO- (the not-seen-since-his-arrest ex-FUTURISM・BOYZ vocalist), TAKAFUMI (most famous UNDER CODE PRODUCTION staff member), KANATA (ex-LIN guitarist-cum-sommelier), Yoshi (HEISEI ISHIN leader who retired from music), and 姫雛~hina~ (ex-Anjyu' drummer). (Interestingly, many of those guys worked at TAKAFUMI's club!)
What a great lineup... I'd really like to see that live! R.I.P Taku ❤
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!
While Tritt für Tritt will handle all hair and makeup for the modeling portions, they will collaborate with the following fashion houses for clothes and accessories: SEX POT, Royal Princess Alice, Angelic Pretty, SUPER LOVERS, Rion, and mIRA..
Oneness—the new band of ex-Anjyu' vocalist JUKI (ジュキ) and ex-HEISEI ISHIN (平成維新) drummer RAI (ライ) brother 秀馬-syuma-—will celebrate their 1st anniversary! As a special thanks to fans, they'll release their anniversary single, セツナサクレツ (SETSUNA SAKURETSU), at a special price of 500 yen. Can't believe those guys have been together for a year already!
After yesterday's post about new band GIGAMOUS, you have been wondering what's happening with N@H. Well, don't worry, they're not disbanding―exactly...
N@H announced their second oneman, KAISHIN NO ICHIGEKI (カイシンノイチゲキ), to be held at Ikebukuro EDGE on September 7, 2013. The good news is that N@H is not disbanding at this live―but rather, they are “temporarily stopping full-scale activities”.
To put it another way, N@H is not disbanding, but rather has been demoted to a “when we feel like it” side project. That is, N@H will probably pop up every now and then, but probably not as the main activity of YUKKIE and RAI―that way they can concentrate on GIGAMOUS.
As a side note, it sounds like HEISEI ISHIN was a factor in the fate of N@H and the decision to start GIGAMOUS... Specifically, YUKKIE and RAI were clear from the beginning that they expected yoshi (bassist and leader of HEISEI ISHIN) to join N@H at some point, which would have truly made the project “HEISEI ISHIN's second part”, as it was originally called. But as it became more and more clear that yoshi had no intentions to join a band again, it seems that they were forced to give up on that idea... And since YUKKIE and RAI yearned to return to their original parts (guitarist and drummer, respectively), they began the formation of GIGAMOUS.
ex-HEISEI ISHIN and N@H members YUKKIE (ユッキー) and RAI (ライ) have announced their new band: GIGAMOUS!!
V. Shiki (式) (ex-Ap(r)il)
G. YUKKIE (ユッキー) (ex-HEISEI ISHIN → N@H)
B. seiya (ex-SPIV STATES)
D. RAI (ライ) (ex-HEISEI ISHIN → N@H)
GIGAMOUS officially formed on August 1st, 2013, by the four members Shiki, YUKKIE, seiya, and RAI, with the concept of “GIGA PARTY ROCK!!!!”. Their name is comprised of the word 「GIGA」 (= 109, billion) and 「MOUS」 (made-up word meaning MOUSE and MOUTH), which implies “even a being as tiny as a mouse, if they loudly express their biggest dream, can see that dream come true”.
Although GIGAMOUS formed on August 1st, their activities will officially commence on October 4th at their sponsored event and first live, GIGA FEST.
GIGAMOUS is signed to BadeggBox (the label which was originally formed to house BILLY (ビリー) members' projects), and have already announced their first release through the label: GIGA SPEAKER, a two-type maxi-single which will be released on 2013-09-11. The band has filmed their first PV for the title track, although it seems that the PV won't be released with the single.
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced that, in collaboration with SHOXX, it will release its 10th anniversary memorial last omnibus, High Style Paradox 2003~2013. The mail-order-limited omnibus will be released in March, and will feature all significant bands (32 in total) signed to UNDER CODE PRODUCTION throughout its 10 years of activity.
Those who purchase the omnibus before February 28th will receive a special 24 month calendar.
Because the omnibus is mail-order-limited through SHOXX, it will not be available to overseas customers via usual means. However, I organize a group order as soon as I find a viable shopping service—expect a separate with details.
The memorial event for ex-HEISEI ISHIN (平成維新) vocalist Taku (拓), who passed away two years ago, was just held on December 10th. It seems that the event was memorable and went really well. I thought I'd share the setlists and a few pictures from the event, just as a little reminder of Taku (whose birthday will be tomorrow, December 13th!).
※ N@H is the “second stage” of HEISEI ISHIN, formed by members YUKKIE (ユッキー) and RAI (ライ). They're quite good, and enjoying success right now! 01. Prism. (HEISEI ISHIN cover)
※ Oneness is the new band of ex-Anjyu' (former band of HEISEI ISHIN bassist yoshi) vocalist JUKI (ジュキ). This was their first live! 01. IKASAMA Speakers (イカサマSpeakers)
02. LOST WORLD (HEISEI ISHIN cover)
03. Hankou Koemei (反抗声命)
※ CARAT is the new band of ex-ClearVeil (label-mate of HEISEI ISHIN) members. 01. SWIMMY (スイミー) (HEISEI ISHIN cover)
02. Renaiteki Sensou (恋愛的戦争)
03. Utageuta (宴歌)
04. Wasurenai (忘れない)
※ Arc (previous band of FUTURISM・BOYZ) was a label-mate of HEISEI ISHIN. 01. Ruru~Ruru~ (縷々~るる~) (HEISEI ISHIN cover)
※ NEGA was a label-mate of HEISEI ISHIN. 01. Kakera (破片) (HEISEI ISHIN cover)
Enya Tomoyuki (塩谷 朋之)
※ He's a member of 12012, which was a label-mate of HEISEI ISHIN. He performed as a solo project, but was backed on guitar and drums by members of JILLED RAY (the drummer of which was in Taku's first band). 01. Endless voyage (HEISEI ISHIN cover)
HEISEI ISHIN (平成維新)
※ The 4 members appeared in HEISEI ISHIN's last costumes (from the REVOLUTIONS era), along with a large picture of Taku as the backdrop. For most songs, they played with Taku's recording―but in the middle, Taku's brother Kinari (生成) provided vocals for a few songs!! According to the members, his vocals and physical movements were strikingly similar. 01. THE BUTTERFLY
02. LOST WORLD
05. good morning Human
06. Prism. (featuring Kinari)
07. 縷々~るる~ (Ruru~Ruru~) (featuring Kinari)
08. Endless voyage (featuring Kinari)
09. SWIMMY (スイミー)
10. Kanka (干戈) (encore)
As I previously mentioned, HEISEI ISHIN (平成维新) will revive for one day in memorial of vocalist Taku's death in 2010. Full details of the live have since been revealed:
The live is sponsored by HEISEI ISHIN (平成维新) with support by UNDER CODE PRODUCTION. In addition to HEISEI ISHIN and its continuation N@H, some old colleagues of Taku from UNDER CODE PRODUCTION will appear: FUTURISM・BOYZ, CARAT (カラット) (ex-ClearVeil), and Enya Tomoyuki (塩谷 朋之) (12012).
According to HEISEI ISHIN bassist yoshi, this will be the band's last revival.
It seems that HEISEI ISHIN will hold a one day revival!
Bassist yoshi has just announced through his blog that HEISEI ISHIN will perform on December 10th to commemorate vocalist Taku's passing on that day in 2010. yoshi also says that it will be the last performance as HEISEI ISHIN. Remaining details will be posted here as they're announced.
As you know, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) members YUKKIE and RAI has formed a new band called N@H. Here are some bits of information that I've been wanting to post about them.
N@H is pronounced “NOAH”, but also stands for new organization at HEISEI ISHIN. Apparently, when they announced their disbandment, HEISEI ISHIN had secretly been planning to reform under a new name; N@H was one of the possibilities.
ユッキー (YUKKIE) acts as the vocalist and guitarist (in HEISEI ISHIN he was only a guitarist). ライ (RAI) acts as DJ and programmer (in HI he was the drummer).
YUKKIE and RAI apparently plan to leave the bassist position unfilled indefinitely, in hopes that HEISEI ISHIN bassist 善 (Yoshi) will one day join (although it doesn't seem like this will ever actually happen).
For now, the band relies on several support members:
support guitar: 雨宮 流斗 (Amamiya Ryuuto) (ex-ClearVeil)
support bass: Ena (also support for SATSUKI solo project Aurora feather)
support drums: Takeshi (カメレオ (KAMELEO))
support drums: 嶋村 ひかり (Shimamura Hikari)
support staff: Ryuta Washio
N@H is managed by ex-Anjyu' drummer りーた (Riita) (formerly known as 姫雛~hina~). The band is under an independent label called PRIMARY COLORS, presumably started by Riita.
The band has already released a mini-album. It was available at their first live (and presumably consequent lives), through AOO Store, and through Like an Edison (neither of those places sells to overseas customers). When purchased through Like an Edison, the mini-album includes a privilege comment DVD.
2011-12-11; 2,100 yen; mini-album CD; published by PRIMARY COLORS; PCNH-001
01. -Uzi on Iramijah-
02. FLY HIGH!!
03. スペース (SPACE)
A couple of N@H goods are already available: a scrunchie, a towel, and a t-shirt. Again, these are available through AOO Store, but it does not sell to overseas customers.
ライ (RAI) and ユッキー (YUKKIE) announced their new project today: N@H (pronounced “NoaH”)!
Although I said last month that the pair would be reforming 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN), I was incorrect—the pair still consider themselves members of that band, but their current musical activity will be with this new project. (Furthermore, N@H is not signed to UNDER CODE PRODUCTION, but I feel that it's important for me to post about them, at least for a little while.) At any rate, here's the lineup:
Vocals and guitar: ユッキー (YUKKIE) [平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN)]
DJ and programming: ライ (RAI) [平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN)]
Support guitar: 雨宮 流斗 (Amamiya Ryuuto) [ex-ClearVeil, -the MelT-]
Support drums: Takeshi [ex-カル・ヴァリ (kalvary)]
The project has already announced it's first live, a sponsored event to celebrate their formation (additional bands will be announced on October 21st):
What do you guys think? I was quite surprised to see RAI acting as programmer rather than drummer, which I guess gives an indication of their style. Even though it's not what I expect, I'm still excited to hear what they have to offer—hopefully they'll release something soon so we'll get a chance to!
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.
Shortly after Japan's major earthquake in March, YUKKIE, JILL, Yoshi, and RAI decided to help the victims by holding a charity performance. Thus, on 2011-05-08, a four-membered HEISEI ISHIN held a charity event called RESTART at HOLIDAY OSAKA. Anjyu' and the solo project of Ryuuto (ex-ClearVeil) also appeared.
Through ticket and goods sales, the event collected 260,207 yen (~$3,500 USD) which was given to Red Cross Japan.
In July, YUKKIE and RAI appeared at Paradox Bar's 8th anniversary event at HOLIDAY OSAKA.
Last month, on August 27th, YUKKIE, Yoshi, and RAI, along with JUKI (vocalist of Aigis, ex-vocalist of Anjyu') took part in a session band at HOLIDAY OSAKA. Here's their setlist:
01. KIRARISM (Anjyu') 02. Microburst (HEISEI ISHIN) 03. Yumehanabi (Anjyu') 04. Prism. (HEISEI ISHIN) 05. Kanka (HEISEI ISHIN)
01. Ruru-Ruru- (HEISEI ISHIN)
During the MC, YUKKIE and RAI announced that they would be moving to Tokyo together in September (until then having lived in Osaka).
Through his blog, RAI explained that he and YUKKIE decided to move to Tokyo to restart musical activities. He revealed that, together, they've decided to start a new band. However, as both of them are so defined by HEISEI ISHIN, they've decided that the new band will be HEISEI ISHIN.
HEISEI ISHIN's second chapter.
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.
善 (Yoshi) recently said in his blog that, since the death of 拓 (Taku), he still doesn't have the heart to stand on stage again. So I guess we shouldn't expect a new band soon, but hopefully he'll get around to it eventually. In the mean time, it's nice to see him do something music-related, even if it's with another label.
I forgot to post this, over and over. I'm really sorry that it's so late now.
平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will hold their final stage at the flower ceremony for deceased vocalist 拓 (Taku).
This must be really confusing, so here is a complete recap, from their graduation announcement to today's ↓
In July of 2010, HEISEI ISHIN announced that they would graduate from UNDER CODE in September of that year. After graduating from the label, HEISEI ISHIN announced a trio of oneman lives in December--Dec.7, Dec.8, and Dec.11.
In October of 2010, the band was revealed to be a special guest at UNDER CODE's New Year's Eve live. However, in November, the band announced that they planned to disband. Effectively, the band was set to disband on December 31st.
Unfortunately, vocalist Taku passed away on December 10th, 2010, just a day before the band's planned third oneman. That oneman and the band's appearance at the New Year's Eve live was cancelled. The band had effectively never held their disbandment live, but bassist and leader Yoshi later revealed that he still considered December 31st to be the band's official end.
However, on January 25th, 2011, Taku's uncle met with Yoshi. The uncle asked Yoshi, and the other members of the band, to take the stage one last time at Taku's memorial flower ceremony, which is set to take place on February 1st. Therefore, out of respect for Taku's family, HEISEI ISHIN will take the stage one last time.
HEISEI ISHIN's final stage will be held on 2011-02-01. HEISEI ISHIN has and forever will be a five member band, so all five members will take the stage (Taku presumably through projected footage). Their final stage will commence at 18:30, which was to be the starting time of their last oneman on December 11th.
Yoshi asks that everyone sings along and looks toward HEISEI ISHIN on their final stage.
It's a little late now, but the address of the flower ceremony/final stage is: 〒530-0047 大阪府大阪市北区西天満4-15-18 B1F
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.
Anyone may attend the ceremony, and formal dress is not required. Flowers will not be provided; anyone who wishes to lay a flower/wreath at the shrine must bring their own supplies. Furthermore, the laying will be done sequentially (so those who arrive first get to lay their flower first), and the last flower will be placed 30 minutes before the end of the ceremony.
The ceremony will be held on 2011-02-01 at HOLIDAY OSAKA from 15:00 to 20:00.
I'm glad they'll have a formal way for everyone to pay last respects. Hopefully someone here can go—I know many of us wish we could. RIP Taku
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:
And by the way, even though the band clearly didn't get a chance to hold their disbandment live as planned, they still officially disbanded as of 2010-12-31. Seems all of the members are still really passionate about HEISEI... What sad circumstances. RIP Taku
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.
Apparently 拓 (Taku), vocalist of 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN), has passed away.
Bassist 善 (Yoshi) just updated his blog saying that 拓 (Taku) passed away on December 10th from unspecified causes. A funeral ceremony will be held, but only for family members. Obviously, planned lives have been canceled.
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.
Nov 30, 2010 Heisei Ishin
I'm truly sorry for making everyone sad with the sudden announcement. Throughout the 2 months since our graduation from the [production] office, I've been considering my future from here on.
In the approximately 2 and a half years since Heisei Ishin formed, there were fun things, difficult things, things that we laughed about, things that we cried about, really all sorts of things. Up until now I haven't been able to see the value of my existence aside from being in a band, so these 2 months have been a very hard time for me. From the discussions I've had with the other members, I realized that it was difficult for everyone to head towards the same direction, and aim for the same goals. It's getting harder to keep going in this halted state, so we came to this conclusion. It's just that I like the members we have now, so I want each person to work hard in their chosen path. I believe there will come a day when I can think this choice was not a mistake.
As a leader I was lacking in many ways, but I'm truly grateful to the members who continued with me in spite of that, KISAKI-san who always supported us, the UNDER CODE staff, all the people who participated in Heisei Ishin, and all the Ishinko who supported us.
I've experienced various things over this period of 2 and a half years. There were many difficult things, but I think it's because of everyone that I never once thought I wanted to quit. Properly speaking, we should be the ones to cheer up everyone, but I think there's only been me receiving encouragement from everyone. I'm sorry I wasn't able to give anything back.
About what will happen after disbanding, right now I haven't found an answer yet myself. Maybe I won't stand on the stage in a band again. I think it's impossible to find something better than the current members. If there was a time when we could all head in the same direction, I think I'll want to stand on stage again.
The Tokyo/Nagoya/Osaka one-man lives starting in December, Because Heisei Ishin won't revive again, I think it will really be the last. I think I want to be on this stage with my entire band life.
Everyone who came along with me, I like you From my heart, Truly thank you
Heisei Ishin Yoshi
Edit: Quick summary on each member's future plans, from scanning their blogs
Yoshi: Not sure yet. Probably won't be back without the original Heisei Ishin... which doesn't look too good at this point. Yukkie: Definitely wants to continue doing music, just not sure how yet. Jill: Will retire the name Jill after disbanding. Will examine what is important to himself and what he should do in the future. Rai: Hasn't really thought about the future yet. Just wants to tell everyone that he wants to always continue playing drums. But, he only wants to be in a band with Heisei members as well. Taku: Disbanding isn't a sad thing. Disbanding = the first step towards a new life.
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:
After their appearance at UNDER CODE's new year countdown event, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will disband.
Their reasoning is that, after graduating UCP, the members couldn't come to an agreement about what to do next. So, with regret, they've decided to just disband. They thank everyone for supporting them for so long, of course.
Honestly, I don't get it. What's the point? Shouldn't you have figured this out before leaving the label? Not cute guys. What do you think?
The official web shop has just added bootleg live DVDs of 平成維新's (HEISEI ISHIN's) last oneman tour and graduation live. As with any official bootleg, don't expect there to be angles or great editing, but at least you can see the full live! Oh, and of course, these releases won't be sold in any store.
平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN)
2010.9.22 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO K4 OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-11-17; 3,675 yen; official bootleg live DVD; complete limited pressing; HIDV-001 (Complete live clips from Let's flying away restorator!! oneman tour)
2010.9.25 難波 (Nanba) ROCKETS OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-11-17; 3,675 yen; official bootleg live DVD; complete limited pressing; HIDV-002 (Complete live clips from Let's flying away restorator!! oneman tour)
2010.9.26 名古屋 (Nagoya) HEAT LAND OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-11-17; 3,675 yen; official bootleg live DVD; complete limited pressing; HIDV-003 (Complete live clips from Let's flying away restorator!! oneman tour)
2010.9.28 大阪 (Osaka) BIG CAT OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-11-17; 3,675 yen; official bootleg live DVD; complete limited pressing; HIDV-004 (Complete live clips from ENDLESS VOYAGE graduation event)
I'll take this opportunity to remind everybody that this community has a shopping guide that you can use if you've never ordered from the official web shop before.
One little note about the DVDs: I'm not sure if the graduation event includes all the bands that appeared at the event, but I've emailed the shop and I'll update if they reply. Will you be buying any of these live DVDs?
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~
(By the way, if you remember, UNDER CODE was supposed to make the third special announcement on November 1st. I assume that this was intended to be the third announcement, and was just made early, but there's still a chance that UNDER CODE still has a trick up its sleeve.)
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.
Ok, keep stickin' with me: remember how UCP said there would be three special announcements? The first being ClearVeil, the second being announced on Oct. 21st, and the third being announced on Nov. 1st? Welllll~ I think UNDER CODE gave them away early with that little flyer. So, without further ado~
Anjyu' will hold a one day revival at the event!
平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) and Nega will be appearing!!
My guess is that Anjyu' was the second announcement and that HEISEI/Nega was the big third announcement. But maybe there are other announcements in store, who knows? In any case, those bands will be appearing and that will be awesome. However! Beside HEISEI and Nega, there is some Japanese phrase that is too small for me to make out. It probably says “special guests” or something, but maybe it says “will definitely not be appearing, don't get your hopes up loser.” So just take this as rumor for now, I guess.
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.
For those of you familiar with the concept of digiphoto, you'll understand; basically, you select the photos you want online, and then you go to an actual 7-Eleven (in Japan only) and print them off at a special kiosk. This means that we overseas fans can't buy these the regular way, and I'm actually not even sure that many shopping services would be willing to help, since they would have to physically go somewhere.
But for those of you with especially nice shopping services or friends in Japan, here are links to the order pages:
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:
平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN)
REVOLUTIONS Type A 2010-09-15; 4,200 yen; selection best album CD+DVD; UCCD-273A Official web shop privilege: w/ both types, message + live DVD CD 01. スイミー (SWIMMY) CD 02. THE BUTTERFLY CD 03. 破片 (Kakera) CD 04. Mrs.Android CD 05. explosion CD 06. 縷々~るる~ (Ruru ~Ruru~) CD 07. 暴動ジェネレイション (Boudou GENERATION) CD 08. Microburst CD 09. Prism. CD 10. 干戈 (Kanka) DVD 01. 縷々~るる~ (Ruru ~Ruru~) PV DVD 02. 破片 (Kakera) PV DVD 03. Prism. PV DVD 04. explosion Live DVD 05. リプレイ (REPLAY) Live DVD 06. 暴動ジェネレイション (Boudou GENERATION) Live
REVOLUTIONS Type B 2010-09-15; 3,150 yen; selection best album CD; UCCD-273B Official web shop privilege: w/ both types, message + live DVD CD 01. スイミー (SWIMMY) CD 02. THE BUTTERFLY CD 03. 破片 (Kakera) CD 04. Mrs.Android CD 05. explosion CD 06. 縷々~るる~ (Ruru ~Ruru~) CD 07. 暴動ジェネレイション (Boudou GENERATION) CD 08. Microburst CD 09. Prism. CD 10. 干戈 (Kanka) CD 11. Endless voyage (Bonus track)
By the way, it's 2010-09-28 in Japan, the day of their last live as an UNDER CODE band. Sad isn't it? I wonder where they'll go from here..
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!)
平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will graduate from UNDER CODE PRODUCTION on September 30th.
According to their comment, the reason is that, in their upcoming third year as a band, they'd like to expand past visual kei. After meeting with KISAKI, he agreed to let them graduate from the label. (They made sure to mention that, although they seem selfish, they are very grateful to him and the label.)
On 2010-09-15, they'll release a selection best album entitled REVOLUTIONS in two types. Then, on 2010-09-28, they'll hold their graduation event, ENDLESS VOYAGE, at 大阪 (Osaka) BIG CAT. There, they will announce the details of their next stage.
(I'll post more live/album details later, for anyone that doesn't find out themselves!)
Didn't see this coming at all, although the Let's flying away restorator!! live names make sense now. Kind of sad that they were UNDER CODE's first successful mainstream band in a while and they have to leave. But at least they're not disbanding!
① 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) polaroids: you can now buy one-of-a-kind, signed polaroids of the members. Available types are a group photo, individual photos (except KANATA), and twoshots of RIKU with another member (except KANATA).
② 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) poster! I'm pretty sure this is the same poster that's CDJapan's privilege for buying the singles (can anyone confirm?). It's basically a giant version of their flyer.
③ Megaromania's new singles are up for preorder. The privilege for buying all types is a cheki of the member of your choice, along with a message + live DVD recorded on 2010-05-15.
④ Tons of 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) photosets! There are three photosets from their Prism. singles and four coupling photosets with 花少年バディーズ (Hanashounen BADDIES).
⑤ E'm ~grief~'s new singles are also up for preorder. The privilege for buying both is a cheki of your choice plus a live DVD recorded on 2010-05-30.
⑥ シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) new single is up for preorder (privilege: special DVD) and two photosets are up for sale (one from their first UCP look, the other from their new look)!
⑦ Synside new mini-album is up for preorder (privilege undecided) and two photosets are up for sale (one from their previous look, one from their new look). I want these so bad ;_;
⑧ Finally, ClearVeil last live DVDs! These are official bootlegs, so don't expect great camera work. But it's the only chance to see ClearVeil's last oneman lives (2010-06-20, 06-30, and 07-04)!
I had a dream last night that UNDER CODE was selling special photobooks of old bands such as Schwardix Marvally and Eze:quL (they also sold photobooks of old Power Rangers shows, but it made sense in my dream). I really wish that were true ;(
Any of you buying this cool stuff? I'd love ClearVeil's DVDs or Synside's stuff!
① 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) also revealed a new look yesterday. You can check it out here and here.
② As you know, Synside revealed a new look yesterday. The profile pictures weren't up at the time, but they've been added today. Check them out.
③ 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) placed on the oricon charts with their first single! As If Forever Exists. was #1 on the indie charts! It even placed on the major charts (#33), which is awesome. Thanks to all you overseas fans who purchased copies~
④ 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) members RIKU, MIZUKI, KANATA, and REIYA are sponsoring a session event called 池袋凛夏祭 (Ikebukuro Lin Natsumatsuri) on 2010-07-19 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER. The session details have just been announced, so here they are:
平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will hold a short oneman tour called Let's flying away restorator!!. There will be four shows: 2010-09-21 and 09-22 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO K4, 09-25 at 難波 (Nanba) ROCKETS, and 09-26 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) HEART LAND.
① The members of ClearVeil posted comments regarding their disbanding. Unfortunately, I can't translate them, but maybe someone else here can. The members' comments are posted here.
② The covers of ClearVeil's Anthology have been revealed: A type, B type.
③ The UNDER CODE PRODUCTION official web shop privilege for buying Anthology has been decided. Those who purchase both from the web shop will get a DVD with a message from the member of their choice plus two~three live clips. Additionally, the album will be sent to those purchasers a week early, on 2010-06-10.
④ Details of ClearVeil's last sponsored event, F・R・e・A・k Party #2 have been decided. ClearVeil will play, along with unique session bands formed by each member.
① The 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) guys have had new costumes for a little while, and today they did official photography in them. KISAKI posted a little preview here. And here are some other small previews: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
② June will mark the band's 2nd anniversary! To celebrate, they're holding a three day event in August. The event is called 2nd Anniversary heisei memorial show!! and will take place on 2010-08-23, 24, and 25 at HOLIDAY OSAKA. 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will play a 45 minute set each time, which is pretty long! And to top it off, a special DVD will be distributed to the first 100 people who attend each day (the first day, TYPE:A will be distributed, second day TYPE:B, and third day TYPE:C).
③ Finally, the band is planning a new release to celebrate their 2nd anniversary! Hopefully details about that will be available soon.
UNDER CODE is sponsoring a really cool event. It's called 地下線ボーカリストシャッフル祭!? (Chikasen VOCALIST SHUFFLE Matsuri!?) and, well, that pretty much says it all. Several UCP bands will play, but with different vocalists: 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) with 翠 (Sui); Megaromania with 儿 (Jin); Nega with 苓 (Ren); Arc with 拓 (Taku); and Dali with KO-JI. The event is to take place on 2010-07-14 at OSAKA MUSE.
① KISAKI and UNDER CODE PRODUCTION are sponsoring the live area side of this year's STRAIGHT LIFE event on 2010-06-06. The event is basically a massive tattoo convention featuring over forty tattoo shops, pole dancers, an S&M show, a DJ, and live bands. As I said, KISAKI is producing the live side, and he's chosen 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) and BALZAC to headline. Additionally, VAGERKE, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN), 宇宙戦隊NOIZ (Uchuu Sentai NOIZ), The ROMEO, In The Enz, and WHITEBLACK will also appear.
② 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) will also be appearing at Kaya's ソドムの晩餐 第一夜 (SODOM no Bansan Daiichi Yoru) event on 2010-07-03 at O-EAST. The cool thing about this event is that La'Mule will also be holding a one-night revival! (Which is totally relevant since La'Mule was signed to Soleil, which was the precursor of Matina.)
③ VISUNAVI will be kicking off a new event series, SUMMER MASQUERADE 2010, in Kansai. And, well, you can't say Kansai without saying UNDER CODE PRODUCTION, so the live will fittingly be UCP supported. The specific show is called SUMMER MASQUERADE 2010 ~Phantasmagoria MEMORIAL TRIBUTE NIGHT~ and will take place at 梅田 (Umeda) SHANGRILA on 2010-08-31 (as if any other date was possible!). 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) will be performing and カレン (KALEN) will hold a one-night revival. The rest of the lineup hasn't been revealed yet.
④ Eternal and CLIMAX ENTERPRISE are having a one-day revival and co-sponsoring a crazy event. (How is this relevant? Eternal was a sub-label of Matina and CLIMAX ENTERPRISE was the next version of Eternal.) The event is called ETERNALISM†CLIMAXISM and will take place on 2010-08-08 at 目黒鹿鳴館 (Meguro Rock Maykan). 弥生 (Yayoi; president of Eternal), E'm ~grief~, and ex-members of Syndrome, Earl Grey, and Kilah will appear, along with many, many others (I've only mentioned the ones relevant to UCP/Matina). Additionally, guests are allowed to exit and re-enter one time (which is rare), a secret guest will appear, a spur-of-the-moment guest will appear, and a large session featuring everyone will be held at the end of the show. Pretty freaking awesome!
⑤ Edit: Forgot this one, which was the whole reason I made this post! Anyway, Shinobu (vocalist of the perpetually inactive band Zephyr) is getting married! And since he and KISAKI are such good friends (Zephyr was once a Matina band and their comeback mini-album was to be released through UCP), he's holding a special live event to celebrate. The event is called Shinobu HAPPY WEDDING LIVE PARTY ~みんなに幸せおすそ分け・リターンズ~ (~Minna ni Shiawase Osusowake ・ RETURNS~) and will be held on 2010-05-02 at ESAKA MUSE. This basically means a bunch of Matina bands are holding one-day revivals (I love this trend!): Lavender, Zephyr, MIRAGE, DAS:VASSER, Eze:quL, ZXS, vellaDonna, Lagna, DERAIL, オルゴール (ORGEL), Distray, and a large session of random members called Shinobu&Friends. Obviously, not all of these bands will have complete lineups (ex. RUIZA definitely isn't showing up for Distray), but it's still super awesome. I wish UNDER CODE would film and release these Matina lives!
Well, it's official: chariots will still be around. The former band is now officially RIKU's solo project. The project's first live will be on 2010-05-03 at ESAKA MUSE. The live, subculture, is sponsored by chariots and will also feature Nega and 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN).
・・・Mass Update Trilogy・・・ —Blood-red Final Chapter—
① 凛 (Rin) updates!
Yesterday, KISAKI posted a sneak peek of his outfit. Today, he changed the picture, so it now gives a glimpse of another member! Anyone happen to recognize that hand?
KISAKI posted a full-shot solo picture here. Looks good!
On 2010-04-13 and 2010-04-20, KISAKI will appear on television program LIVE Cheese. He'll give a comment and play a PV (not sure what the PV is for!).
The band members apparently did an interview. And in the 2010-04-21 issue of Cure, KISAKI will have a large feature as a member of 凛 (Rin). I don't think the other members will appear though ;(
② TAKESHI of VAGERKE was in the recording studio with KISAKI to do the chorus for a song. I'm pretty sure it was for 凛 (Rin), but it could possibly be Phantasmagoria. Hopefully this doesn't mean 凛 (Rin) is going in a super hardcore chariots-esque direction!
③ As part of the UNDER CODE 7th anniversary, more special photosets are on sale at the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP.
Two are of Phantasmagoria's 2010 look.
The other is a set with pictures of session bands that played at UNDER CODE's 2010-03-14 event. The session bands include 水風船 (Mizufuusen), (有)ネガエンタープライセス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES), 罪団法人黒十字2010 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2010), メガ龍 (Megaryuu), ハッピーセット (HAPPY SET), 地下線顔面偏差値トップ5!? (Chikasen Ganmen Hensachi TOP 5!?), and バースデー祝い隊 (BIRTHDAY Iwaitai).
④ The privilege for buying both types of 平成維新's (HEISEI ISHIN's) Prism. single from the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP is a signed cheki of the member of your choice. (May have posted that before, but it can't hurt to do it again.)
⑤ By the way, this is the ugly mirror that you could receive by purchasing Phantasmagoria's Diamond Dust and Seeds of Brain through the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP. It was designed by IORI. Good job bro.
⑥ Pretty sure no one reads all of these. New band: 「THE CAPITALS」 feat.KISAKI, MIYAVI, and LADY GAGA.
⑦ Old news, but relevant news: Cure Vol.81 will include a free omnibus CD called Cure NEW AGE COLLECTIONS, which features シンディケイト (CINDYKATE), ex-chariots band Cu[be], ロットマン (LOTMAN) -related band LOKI, and many others. And the whole thing was produced by KISAKI and UNDER CODE PRODUCTION! Apparently, a second CD will be included with Vol.82 and will feature different artists, but those haven't been announced yet.
⑧ Really old news! You know those unspecified presents UNDER CODE bands like to distribute? Here's what a few of them turned out to be.
The Synside present on 2010-02-27 was a comment CD.
The Megaromania present on 2010-02-28 was a comment CD(?). The Megaromania present on 2009-11-13 was Amethyst DJ MIX.
The シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) present on 2010-03-13 and 2010-03-14 was シンディケイトCM音源 (CINDYKATE CM Ongen), a sampler CD.
The 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) present on 2009-11-28 was a postcard and a special CD with unknown contents. The 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) present on 2009-12-25 was the same postcard and Merry Christmas SPECIAL CD with a comment and サンタが街にやってくる (SANTA ga Machi ni Yattekuru). 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) also released two untitled sampler CDs, one with a blank white label and the other with the default CD-R surface. I'm not sure when they were released, but it seems to have been at the same events as the last two presents I mentioned.
⑨ The Phantasmagoria version of the UCP 7th anniversary lucky bag present DVD that I mentioned here was filmed on 2010-03-18. Dali and Megaromania versions still haven't been announced. They better hurry up! Bag's supposed to ship soon!
⑩ Online store THE OFFICIAL SHOP sells Japanese photosets to overseas customers. Apparently, UNDER CODE released a bunch of photosets through the store way back in February and decided not to tell anyone. Anyway, you can find photosets of Phantasmagoria (2010), chariots, ClearVeil, Synside, two sets of Megaromania, two of Arc, two of 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN), and a special live photoset of Nega. Buy them and scan them for us!
V.A. - Cure NEW AGE COLLECTIONS 2010-04-21; 860 yen; Omnibus CD; Published by Cure 01. Cu[be]: 閃光プロローグ 02. Gallows: Masochist【K】 03. Six Bullet'z: Guilty 04. SOMATIC GUARDIAN: フリージア (FREESIA) 05. SIN: Faith less 06. My heaven's luck sisters: Love carved for the memories 07. アケノカラス (AKE NO KARASU): 職権乱用 (Shokkenranyou) 08. 69: Fly high 09. LYCORICE: 夕食 (Yuushoku) 10. NEOPHILIA:DRUG 11. Serendipity: 欠けた音符 (Kaketa Onpu) 12. Marie: Visualize Cinderella 13. ACTWEED: VampiЯe 14. SWEET MADONNA: Voice 15. LOKI: 真夜中衛星 (Mayonaka Eisei) 16. シンディケイト (CINDYKATE): -警告- (-Keikoku-)
① 凛 (Rin) recently finished their costuming, and finally had their official photography session today. I wouldn't be surprised if more sessions were planned, but hopefully they'll reveal these first official photos soon. KISAKI was kind enough to provide two tiny sneak peaks: here and here. They look pretty promising to me! What do you think?
② Megaromania has already announced their comeback! They will celebrate their 2nd anniversary with a sponsored event, 美醜の館 -Metempsychosis- (Bijuu no Kan -Metempsychosis-), on 2010-05-15 at 目黒鹿鳴館 (Meguro Rock Maykan) and on 2010-05-22 at OSAKA MUSE. Of course, an unannounced present will be distributed to those who attend. According to KISAKI, the lives will also kickoff a nationwide tour. No official drummer yet; a support drummer will be playing at the lives. (Side note: KISAKI says 憐蛇-Leda- “graduated” rather than left the band. I wonder if he's sticking around at UNDER CODE~)
③ I think I forgot to mention this before: Megaromania's 2010-03-31 activity pause live was filmed. The attendees got to write their names and addresses down. Those attendees will have their name appear in the credits for a DVD of the live that will be shipped to their home at a later date.
④ The covers of the new Arc single, コントラスト (CONTRAST), have been revealed. Here's the A type and the B type. Neither one of them looks that good, though ;x
④ If you recall, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) just held a twoman with ν. As part of the UNDER CODE 7th anniversary celebration, photosets featuring the two bands are on sale at the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP.
⑤ 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) is holding a twoman with 愛狂います。 (aicle。) on 2010-05-14 at ESAKA MUSE called 大阪brilliant city (Osaka brilliant city). According to official information, a “secret plan” will be enacted on that day, whatever that's supposed to mean!
⑥ 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) is also holding a coupling tour with 花少年バディーズ (Hana Shounen BADDIES) and guests ALiBi and DOGinThePWO. The tour is called ストレンジラボラトリィ (STRANGE LABORATORY) and takes place on 2010-06-18 at HOOK SENDAI, 2010-06-19 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) Live Space MARZ, 2010-06-25 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) HEART LAND, and 2010-06-26 at OSAKA MUSE. Another “secret plan” will be enacted during the lives, but I still have no idea what that's supposed to mean.
⑦ Nega recently began filming their NEO DESTRUCTION PV. So far, it's just forest and some old tunnels, but it should be cool anyway. KISAKI and the members posted a few preview pictures: 1, 2, 3, 4.
More stuff to post, but I'm ti-r-ed. Maybe there will be a mass post part three~
I've been sick and busy with school, so I've missed a bunch of stuff. So here's mass update part one, with part two to come after class. I know you're excited!
① 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) and ClearVeil have new samples up at the OHP. Prism. and Blazing Star.
② 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) and ClearVeil also have cover art for their new singles up at the OHP. You can see them both here, waaaay at the bottom. They kind of suck huh?
③ As I said a few days ago, it looks like UNDER CODE has decided to post small cover art again instead of large cover art. Lame. as. fuck.
④ Cover art for the new Dali new single can be seen at their website, in 700 px glory (this is how it should be done, UCP webmaster!). Here's the A type and the B type.
⑤ Tracklistings for the new Dali have been revealed as well (through Dali's own website, once again~). Details of those are beloooow. Also, .
⑥ More details about that 水風船 (Mizufuusen) vs (有)ネガエンタープライゼス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) twoman. The “battle” will be based on attendance, and whichever band gets the lowest attendance over both battles will have to accept some “humiliating” punishment.
⑦ ￪ From that same event, news for SIVA fans: the opening act for both “battles” will be Lucky13, a session band featuring KAIRI and 雄一 (Yuichi) of SIVA. The session also features bassist 奏 (Kanade), possibly ex-ギズモ (GIZMO), and drummer ヒラマ (HIRAMA), ex-no freaking clue.
⑧ Synside will sponsor a three events over three consecutive months. First, ネオ・イデア-内在する仮想- (NEO ・ IDEA -Naizaisuru Kasou-) on 2010-05-05, and, second, イドラ-流転色彩- (IDOLA -Ruten Shikisai-) on 2010-06-20. The third event has not been announced yet. Attendees of both events will receive a special, unannounced present (why can't UNDER CODE ever just tell us ;~;?). Also, .
⑨ UNDER CODE PRODUCTION and 九翟 (the label of DI3SIRAE, VELGREED) are co-sponsoring an event on 2010-05-16 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice called BATTLE CIRCUS. The event will feature UNDER CODE bands Arc (addition decided), Dali, ClearVeil, and Synside, 九翟 band VELGREED, and LAGING (not sure if they're on 九翟 or not). Also! Anyone know how to romanize 九翟? Because 翟 does not come up anywhere. The label's CDs are NFCD-00X, so I'm assuming it's Nine F(something)... Anyway, moving on.
⑩ ClearVeil is sponsoring a new event tour called Royal Clover Club. The tour includes 2010-05-28 and 29 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER, 2010-06-23 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice, and 2010-06-24 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) HEARTLAND.
Dali - トリコロールクロール (TRICOLOR CRAWL) -A Type- 2010-04-14; 2,100 yen; Maxi-single CD+DVD; UCCD-261A; Limited pressings CD 01. ヨルノハテ (YORU NO HATE) CD 02. S.O.S(sick of sick) CD 03. スロウメロウ (SLOW MELLOW) DVD 01. ヨルノハテ (YORU NO HATE) PV コトリコロールクロール (TRICOLOR CRAWL) -B Type- 2010-04-14; 1,890 yen; Maxi-single CD; UCCD-261B; Limited pressings 01. ヨルノハテ (YORU NO HATE) 02. S.O.S(sick of sick) 03. タイハイヤクニタタズ (TAIHAI YAKU NI TATAZU) (Bonus track) 04. スロウメロウ (SLOW MELLOW)
2010-04-02 Edit: Dali's official website says S.O.S(sick of sick), but UNDER CODE's official website says S.O.S only. I'll update again when the CD is actually released.
March will mark the 7th anniversary of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's formation. It's a huge milestone for the label, especially because that means it has officially outlasted Matina! To celebrate the anniversary, the label is making some very rare releases available via the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP, for a very limited time only!
① First, they're releasing official bootleg live DVDs of several session bands. Since they're bootlegs, the camera quality isn't amazing, but there will never be another chance to see these bands again! The DVDs range in price from 2,000 yen to 2,940 yen, so I'm assuming some are longer than others. Get them now if you want them!
② Second, the label's releasing a brand new lucky bag! Like the new year lucky bag, this one will contain 25,000 to 30,000 yen's worth of goods for only 3,675 yen. However, this one is even more special. Each set will contain a designed tote bag, the aforementioned goods, and a special “trading” DVD! Each DVD contains a comment and rehearsal footage (1 song) from one band. There are seven DVDs in total, and the one you get is completely random. However, anyone who buys three sets of lucky bags will receive all seven DVDs automatically! Reservations begin March 1st, and the bag will be sent out on April 10th. Quantities are extremely limited, so order now!
Anjyu' (one day revival) - OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-02-26; 2,940 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2009-09-22 one day revival) (JUKI from Aigis, YUKKIE and Yoshi from HEISEI ISHIN, and hina ex-Anjyu')
妃&関西貴族 (Kisaki & Kansai Kizoku) - OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-02-26; 2,940 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2006-10-14) (RAME from VIDOLL, JUN and KISAKI from Phantasmagoria, TAKKEN from CODMO A, and Tooru from 12012) OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-02-26; 2,940 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2006-10-31) (RAME and GIRU from VIDOLL, Tsukasa ex-bis, KISAKI from Phantasmagoria, and Tooru from 12012)
Pashya (one day revival) - OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 1 2010-02-26; 2,940 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2009-09-22 one day revival) (Io and Hijiri ex-Pashya, Akito and Reiya from chariots) OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2 2010-02-26; 2,100 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2010-01-17 one day revival) (Io and Hijiri ex-Pashya, Akito and Reiya from chariots)
罪団法人黒十字2009 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2009) - OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-02-26; 2,100 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2009-09-22 one day revival) (Riku and Matoi from Phantasmagoria, Ren and KEETO from Dali, KEI and Mahiro ex-brodiaea)
罪団法人黒十字2010 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2010) - OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-02-26; 2,100 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2010-01-08 one day revival) (Riku from Phantasmagoria, Ren, KEETO, YUU, and Shunna from Dali, and Ryuuto from ClearVeil)
V.A. - 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag 2010-04-10; 3,675 yen; Lucky bag; Limited quantities ・ Specially designed tote bag ・ 25,000 to 30,000 yen's worth of goods ・ One of seven random special trading DVDs 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -A Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. Phantasmagoria: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. Phantasmagoria: Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -B Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. chariots: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. chariots: Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -C Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN): Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN): Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -D Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. ネガ (Nega): Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. ネガ (Nega): Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -E Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. Dali: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. Dali: Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -F Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. Megaromania: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. Megaromania: Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -G Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. Arc: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. Arc: Comment
I honestly wish I could get it all! The bootleg DVDs especially. I know UNDER CODE actually films a lot of its lives, so it's like getting a peek inside their secret archives. I'll definitely be getting the Tsumidan ones at least. And as for the lucky bag, well, it's always a great deal, and this one has the added bonus of the special DVDs. I wonder if I'll actually be able to get three... Must get that Dali DVD!
① The cover and full tracklist of Phantasmagoria's Diamond Dust have been revealed. See the cover here.
② The cover of Phantasmagoria's Seeds of Brain has also been revealed. You can see that one here.
③ This is old news, but whatever~ 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) is to be featured in the new edition of 妖幻鏡 (Yougenkyou), which is a classic visual kei omnibus that hasn't had a new edition in a long time. The omnibus always promises to collect future stars before they get big. This year's edition is called amethyst. The cover can be seen here.
Phantasmagoria - Diamond Dust 2010-03-10; 2,625 yen; Single CD+DVD; UCCD-258; Limited pressings CD 01. Diamond Dust CD 02. Diamond Dust (Instrumental) DVD 01. NEO ARK (Live) DVD 02. Pixy false (Live) DVD 03. Glitter (Live) DVD 04. 狂想曲-Cruel Crucible- (Kyousoukyoku -Cruel Crucible-) (Live)
V.A. - 妖幻鏡 amethyst (Yougenkyou amethyst) 2010-02-24; 2,100 yen; Omnibus CD; KNCA-11004 Label: PCI MUSIC ≫ KnowledgeAlliance 01. A: Rhapsody in Black 02. born: felony 03. ALSDEAD: Cynical 04. オトガデッド (OTOGADEAD): Sora no tobikata 05. LAYZis: hysteria 06. 「東京指定」 (「Tokyo Shitei」): V.B.B feat.“D'is-K”from LUXAM 07. カル・ヴァリ (kalvary): Liquid Color 08. ヴァルナ (VALLUNA): 存在理由-raison detre- (Sonzairiyuu -raison detre-) 09. uBuGoe: Miss Say-La 10. BrainStein: アイデンティティ (IDENTITY) 11. 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN): リプレイ (REPLAY) 12. ALiBi: DREAM 13. ベルベット (VELBET): 03/08 Includes one of 60 trading cards (rare signed cards possible as well)
① Arc has a new picture up at the OHP. It's the same photoshoot, just a different picture... I guess they realized that the background in the first one had some wonky glare? Anyway, you check out the “new” picture here. (I have the old one saved if anyone's curious.)
② 平成維新's (HEISEI ISHIN's) new look has also been put up at the OHP. It's just a better-quality version of the Brand X one. Anyway, check it out here. (Check out the profile pictures too, they're cool!)
Hello family~ 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) is releasing a new, two-type single with the concept of “new style.” Each copy will come with one of five trading cards. The band has a new look to go with the release, which you can see here.
平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) - 「Prism.」 A TYPE 2010-04-21; 2,100 yen; Concept single CD + PV DVD; UCCD-265A; Limited pressings CD 01. Prism. CD 02. Psycho dripper DVD 01. Prism. (PV) DVD 02. (Offshot) 2011-03-10 edit:Even though fliers and the CD packaging itself advertised some unspecified “bonus footage,” only the PV was included on the actual disc. Gotta love that indie charm, huh? + One of five trading cards Prism. B TYPE 2010-04-21; 2,100 yen; Concept single CD + live DVD; UCCD-265B; Limited pressings CD 01. Prism. CD 02. Psycho dripper DVD 01. 縷々 -るる- (Ruru -Ruru-) (Live clip from 2009-12-31) DVD 02. LOST WORLD (Live clip from 2009-12-31) DVD 03. 干戈 (Kanka) (Live clip from 2009-12-31) + One of five trading cards
(Some of this is old news, so don't give me a hard time!)
① You may recall chariots' carnage opera tour didn't have any set finale. Well, a three-part oneman tour final was finally announced (although I wouldn't be surprised if one more was announced eventually): Final showdown OSAKA will take place on 2010-02-13 at OSAKA MUSE, Final showdown NAGOYA will take place on 2010-02-21 at Nagoya HEART LAND, and Final showdown TOKYO will take place on 2010-02-28 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) CLUB PHASE.
② Nega is embarking on a tour called The Corridor of the Prophet from 2010-01-10. The tour final, The Prophecy of the XXX, will take place on 2010-03-20 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) RUIDO-K2. An important announcement will be made at that live.
③ 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will be holding a two-part twoman with ν (NEU) entitled NEW [type] REVOLUTIONS. The first part will take place on 2010-03-22 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ, and the second will take place on 2010-03-28 at 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) AREA.
④ 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) is also holding what they describe as “consecutive city-center-concentrated” oneman lives, both of which are called 東京SENTIMENTAL RUSH (Tokyo SENTIMENTAL RUSH). The first will take place on 2010-04-17 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) CLUB CRAWL and the second will take place on 2010-05-22 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER.
⑤ ClearVeil is holding five consecutive twoman lives at 名古屋 (Nagoya) MUSIC FARM, all under the name of Propaganda.
2010-01-24 is with お遊戯ゎが魔々団×【PaRADEiS】 (Oyuugi Wagamamadan×【PaRADEiS】)
2010-02-26 is with ALiBi
2010-03-27 is with ALSDEAD
2010-04-18 is with ハートレス (HEARTLESS)
2010-05-23 is with カル・ヴァリ (kalvary)
⑥ To celebrate their upcoming release, Megaromania will be holding three oneman lives. The first will be on 2010-03-24 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA; the second will be on 2010-03-25 at HOLIDAY OSAKA; and the third will be on 2010-03-31 at SHIBUYA BOXX.
⑦ Arc is sponsoring three events in March entitled Shaking box. The lives will take place on 2010-03-21 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) RUIDO K2, on 2010-03-23 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) HEART LAND, and on 2010-03-28 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice.
⑧ ロットマン (LOTMAN), the time-limited band of Dali vocalist 苓 (Ren), is sponsoring another event to celebrate its upcoming release. 示す2エモーション (Shimesu 2 EMOTION) will take place on 2010-04-06 at OSAKA MUSE.
⑨ UNDER CODE is producing two threeman events under the banner -Formation of 3 pieces-, which will be held at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO K4. The first, Dark profound thought, features Megaromania, ALSDEAD, and SaTaN, and will take place on 2010-01-30. The second, Altar of the spirit, features E'm ~grief~, Art Cube, and ルーシー (LUCY), and will take place on 2010-01-31.
① I previously posted this here, but locked the entry since I wasn't 100% sure. But now I am! シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) is joining UNDER CODE PRODUCTION and already has a release planned. The band's section at the UCP OHP is here, and there's already a sample up!
② Phantasmagoria will be participating at a pair of lives on 2010-02-05 and 2010-03-19. It's important to note that they are not announcing a comeback at this time; they are simply playing as guests. However... They have been removed from the “disbanded” page at the OHP, so maybe we can expect something more substantial soon~
③ Phantasmagoria has opened a special section at the OHP. See Phantasmagoria's page here for the first official shot from their recent photography session.
④ And for some live news~
Arc and 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) are having a twoman, UCP突撃編2マン Arc維新隊 (UCP Totsugekihen 2 MAN Arcishintai), on 2010-02-11 at Shinsaibashi FANJ-twice.
水風船 (Mizufuusen) and (有)ネガエンタープライセス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) (the Arc and Nega session bands) are sponsoring a VS event, ヴィジュアル界の阪神巨人戦!! (VISUAL Kai no Hanshin Kyojinsen), on 2010-05-04 at ESAKA MUSE.
And finally, UCP's 7th anniversary will be celebrated with the event 地下線7周年記念祭 (Chikasen 7 Shuunen Kinensai) on 2010-03-13 and 2010-03-14 at OSAKA MUSE and ESAKA MUSE.
① The cover and tracklisting of chariots' 闇 (Yami) have been revealed. The cover is here, and the tracklisting is below.
② The cover and tracklisting of E'm ~grief~'s In paradism have been revealed.
③ The covers and tracklistings of 平成維新's (HEISEI ISHIN's) 美しき鼓動 (Utsukushiki Kodou) have been revealed. The cover of the A type is here and the B type is here.
④ ロットマン's (LOTMAN's) single details were actually revealed a while ago, but I think I only posted about them at my Dali community. The cover is here and the tracklisting is below.
⑤ A few details regarding Synside's THE CORE -subconsciousness- have been revealed (including the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP privilege).
chariots - 闇 (Yami) 2009-12-09; 1,575 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited 5,000 pressings; UCCD-251 01. Midnight pleasure 02. 暗 黙 (An Moku) 03. dilettante OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: Sound track + original message CD (with triple release purchase)
E'm ~grief~ - In paradism 2009-12-16; 1,575 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000 pressings; UCCD-252 01. In paradism ~淡い色彩~ (In paradism ~Awai Shikisai~) 02. Le soleil de l'oasis 03. In paradism ~淡い色彩~ (In paradism ~Awai Shikisai~) (Instrumental) 04. Le soleil de l'oasis (Instrumental) OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: Message + live DVD (with double release purchase)
平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) - 美しき鼓動 (Utsukushiki Kodou) -A Type- 2009-12-16; 3,150 yen; Mini-album CD + PV DVD; Limited 3,000 pressings; UCCD-253A CD 01. 鼓動 (Kodou) CD 02. Chain of system CD 03. Adolescent complications CD 04. スイミー (SWIMMY) CD 05. メルト (MELT) DVD 01. 縷々 -るる- PV OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: Chosen member's message + live DVD (with double type purchase) 美しき鼓動 (Utsukushiki Kodou) -B Type- 2009-12-16; 2,625 yen; Mini-album CD; Limited 3,000 pressings; UCCD-253B 01. 鼓動 (Kodou) 02. Chain of system 03. Adolescent complications 04. スイミー (SWIMMY) 05. メルト (MELT) 06. Microburst (Bonus track) OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: Chosen member's message + live DVD (with double type purchase)
Edit: Although announced as Adolescent complications, the third track of 美しき鼓動 (Utsukushiki Kodou) was actually named drained life on the CD itself.
ロットマン (LOTMAN) - UNTITLE 2009-12-02; 1,575 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited pressings; UCCD-250 01. 示すエモーション (Shimesu EMOTION) 02. オリオン (ORION) 03. ナショナルモダン (NATIONAL MODERN) OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: Live DVD
Synside - THE CORE -subconsciousness- 2010-01-20; 1,575 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited pressings; UCCD-254 01. UNDER THE RIOT 02. SENSE GATE 03. IDEAL UNIVERSE OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: Live DVD
I'd like to remind anyone interested in Synside to join my community for them: ! Although major Synside news will be covered here, smaller, more band-centric things will be covered at .
① chariots officially changed their logo with the release of 光 (Hikari) back on 2009-10-07. (Definitely old news, but I needed to put it somewhere for future reference.)
② chariots' ex-bassist 憂里 (Yuuri) has a new band called Cu[be]. They're not with UNDER CODE, but it's worth mentioning. (I don't know of an OHP for them or anything.)
③ chariots members 戮 (Riku) and 秋都 (Akito) will be holding live events to celebrate their birthdays:
戮's (Riku's) event is Happy Birthday 33th Anniversary, which will take place on 2010-01-08 at OSAKA MUSE. It will feature chariots, 罪団法人黒十字2010 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2010) (the chariots × Dali session band), Bloodly-HISKA-clown (a variation of the Bloodly-clown session band), CORKSCREW (probably a KUROYUME cover band), and K.R.Paradox.
秋都's (Akito's) event is 秋都HappyHappy Birthday Party (Akito HappyHappy Birthday Party) and will take place on 2010-01-17 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA. It will feature chariots; one night revivals of Mëbíus, ルフィー嬋命 (RUEPHY ALIVE), and Pashya; and guest bands Arc, Megaromania, 水風船 (Mizufuusen), and Cu[be].
④ It seems that ネガ (NEGA) has changed their name to Nega. We'll have to wait to see if it's permanent.
⑤ The covers of Nega's Haunted Jealousy singles have been revealed. A Type, B Type, and C Type.
⑥ The covers of 平成維新's (HEISEI ISHIN's) パブリックセンチメント (PUBLIC SENTIMENT) mini-album were released some time ago. The A type can be found here and the B type can be found here.
⑦ The cover of E'm ~grief~'s Amentia was released some time ago and can be found here. Oh, and it turns out that song “Seducd” is actually Seduce, so that's good.
① 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) has a new sample up at the UNDER CODE OHP. The sample is for their new song リプレイ (REPLAY), and can be found here.
② Two more bands have been announced for UNDER CODE's 首都制圧 2009~2010 (Shuto Seiatsu 2009~2010) New Year countdown event. First, シンディケイト (CINDY KATE) has been announced as an additional band. Second, the special countdown guest has been revealed: Phantasmagoria.
(For the full, updated lineup of the event, please see this entry.)
① The cover of chariots' 灰 (Hai) single has been revealed. View it here.
② Tracklistings for both types of 平成維新's (HEISEI ISHIN's) mini-album パブリックセンチメント (PUBLIC SENTIMENT) have been announced.
③ ClearVeil has announced two new oneman lives. The first, localism ~end of the year~, will take place on 2009-12-29 at 名古屋HEART LAND (Nagoya HEART LAND). The second, localism ~happy new year~, will take place on 2010-01-09 at 心斎橋CLUB ALIVE (Shinsaibashi CLUB ALIVE).
平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) - パブリックセンチメント -A Type- (PUBLIC SENTIMENT -A Type-) 2009-11-18; 3,150 yen; Mini-album CD+DVD; Limited 3,000; UCCD-247A CD 01. elementary heart CD 02. 暴動ジェネレイション (Boudou GENERATION) CD 03. リプレイ (REPLAY) CD 04. WEAK CD 05. THE BUTTERFLY DVD 01. 破片 (Kakera) PV パブリックセンチメント -B Type- (PUBLIC SENTIMENT -B Type-) 2009-11-18; 2,625 yen; Mini-album CD; Limited 3,000; UCCD-247B 01. elementary heart 02. 暴動ジェネレイション (Boudou GENERATION) 03. リプレイ (REPLAY) 04. WEAK 05. THE BUTTERFLY 06. 声 (Koe) (Bonus track)
The October edition features a preview of 平成維新's (HEISEI ISHIN) 破片 (Kakera) PV, a comment and live clip from ClearVeil, a comment and live clip from ネガ (NEGA), and a comment and live clip from chariots.
What do you guys think?
Edit 2010-03-16: As is, unfortunately, the usual case with UNDER CODE, this project was unofficially abandoned. The October edition (volume one) was initially hosted on UCP's website. On November 16th, UNDER CODE created an official YouTube channel, moved the first volume there, and released the second volume. The second volume featured:
chariots' ablaze my sorrow PV clip
comment and APOCALYPSE PV clip from Megaromania
comment and Drop Outer live clip from Arc
comment and 破片 (Kakera) PV clip from 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN)
No additional volumes were ever uploaded, and the project was quietly removed from the UCP website main page.
① A large version of chariots' 光 (Hikari) cover has been revealed. See it here.
② Tracklistings for chariots' first two concept singles and for Megaromania's first album have been released.
③ 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will be embarking on a three-city coupling tour with 宇宙戦隊NOIZ (Uchuu Sentai NOIZ) and spiv states. The tour is called “NEW WAVE #1”, and is being sponsored by Like an Edison. The lives will take place on 2010-01-20, 2010-01-21, and 2010-01-25 at 名古屋ell.FITS ALL (Nagoya ell.FITS ALL), ESAKA MUSE, and 渋谷O-WEST (Shibuya O-WEST), respectively.
⑤ These are all old, but I hadn't posted about them yet, so:
Arc is distributing a DVD at one live.
chariots is distributing a present at their 2009-12-15, 2009-12-23, and 2009-12-24 lives, and a DVD at another.
ClearVeil is distributing a DVD at one live.
E'm ~grief~ is distributing a present at their 2009-11-23 and 2009-12-18 lives.
平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will be distributing two special CDs at upcoming lives.
Megaromania is distributing a DVD at one live and a CD at another.
ネガ (NEGA) is distributing a DVD at two lives.
Arc - (Unknown title) 2009-11-07, 2009-11-21; 0 yen; Live distribution DVD (Contents unannounced)
chariots - 光 (Hikari) 2009-10-07; 1,575 yen; Concept maxi-single CD; Limited 5,000; UCCD-243 01. cigar 02. DAZZLE 03. 残影 (Zanei) 灰 (Hai) 2009-11-04; 1,575 yen; Concept maxi-single CD; Limited 5,000; UCCD-245 01. Fall ash 02. キャンバスに描かれるは灰色で塗り潰された理想の君 (CANVAS ni Egakareru wa Haiiro de Neritsubusareta Risou no Kimi) 03. reversal (Unknown title) 2009-12-16; 0 yen; Live distribution DVD (Contents unannounced)
ClearVeil - (Unknown title) 2009-10-10; 0 yen; Live distribution DVD (Contents unannounced)
平成維新 - (Unknown title) 2009-11-28; 0 yen; Live distribution CD (Contents unannounced) (Unknown title) 2009-12-25; 0 yen; Live distribution CD (Contents unannounced)
Megaromania - (Unknown title) 2009-11-08; 0 yen; Live distribution DVD (Contents unannounced) Prophetic Faction -the Universe- -A Type- 2009-11-11; 3,990 yen; First full album CD+DVD; Limited 1,111; UCCD-246A CD 01. Prologue&Epilogue CD 02. APOCALYPSE CD 03. Distrust Labyrinth CD 04. God of Megaromania -純血ノ刻印- (God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-) CD 05. Bloodshed CD 06. 美醜の果実 (Bishuu no Kanjitsu) CD 07. Angelical Jewelry CD 08. Remembrance Fantasia CD 09. Transparent Shine CD 10. Amethyst CD 11. -the Universe- DVD 01. APOCALYPSE PV Prophetic Faction -the Universe- -B Type- 2009-11-11; 3,150 yen; First full album CD; Limited 1,111; UCCD-246B 01. Prologue&Epilogue 02. APOCALYPSE 03. Distrust Labyrinth 04. God of Megaromania -純血ノ刻印- (God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-) 05. Bloodshed 06. 美醜の果実 (Bishuu no Kanjitsu) 07. Angelical Jewelry 08. Remembrance Fantasia 09. Transparent Shine 10. Amethyst 11. -the Universe- 12. Hallucination (Bonus track) (Unknown title) 2009-11-13; 0 yen; Live distribution CD (Contents unannounced)
ネガ (NEGA) - (Unknown title) 2009-11-29, 2009-12-06; 0 yen; Live distribution DVD (Contents unannounced)
Details of 首都制圧 2009~2010 (Shuto Seiatsu 2009~2010), UNDER CODE's New Year countdown event, have been released. As previously stated, it will take place on 2009-12-31 through 2010-01-01 at 東京キネマ倶楽部 (Tokyo KINEMA Club). Special goods will be available at the live. The lineup is as follows:
① Arc was about due for a new release, so this shouldn't be a surprise~ On 2009-10-28, Arc will release a new maxi-single entitled -「Lady」&「Gentleman」- in two types. The OFFICIAL WEB SHOP privilege will be a DVD containing footage from Arc's 5th anniversary live, 1823日目の出逢 (1823 Hi Me no Deai), which was held on 2009-04-26 at OSAKA MUSE.
② To celebrate the new release, Arc will hold two oneman lives in October and November. Drawn game will take place 2009-10-12 at 目黒鹿鳴館 (Meguro Rockmaykan) and Drawn night will take place on 2009-11-21 at 目黒LIVE STATION (Meguro LIVE STATION). A special present DVD will be distributed to those who attend either live.
③ This one is a surprise: 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will release two mini-albums, both in two types, in November and December. First, on 2009-11-18, パブリックセンチメント (PUBLIC SENTIMENT), and then, on 2009-12-16, 美しき鼓動 (Utsukushiki Kodou). The OFFICIAL WEB SHOP privilege for buying both types of either mini-album is a special message DVD from a chosen member of the band.
④ 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will sponsor an event on 2009-11-14 at OSAKA MUSE entitled New generation knocker. A special present (probably a postcard or something?) will be distributed to those who attend. Then, to celebrate the release of their mini-albums, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will hold two oneman lives in November and December, both entitled Let's going restorator!. The first will take place on 2009-11-28 at 新宿RUIDO-K4 (Shinjuku RUIDO-K4) and the second will take place on 2009-12-25 at OSAKA MUSE.
Arc - -「Lady」&「Gentleman」- -A Type- 2009-10-28; 1,575 yen; Maxi-single CD 01. 「&」 02. 「Lady」&「Gentleman」 03. 「Drop outer」 -「Lady」&「Gentleman」- -B Type- 2009-10-28; 1,575 yen; Maxi-single CD 01. 「&」 02. 「Lady」&「Gentleman」 03. 「左手の居場所」 (「Hidarite no Ibasho」) -「Lady」&「Gentleman」- -OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege DVD- 2009-10-28; 0 yen; Privilege live DVD 01. Footage from 1823日目の出逢い (1823 Hi Me no Deai) at OSAKA MUSE
平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) - パブリックセンチメント (PUBLIC SENTIMENT) -A Type- 2009-11-18; 3,150 yen; Mini-album CD + PV DVD; Limited 3,000 pressings CD 01. (Unannounced new song) CD 02. (Unannounced new song) CD 03. (Unannounced new song) CD 04. (Unannounced new song) CD 05. (Unannounced new song) DVD 01. 破片 (Kakera) PV パブリックセンチメント (PUBLIC SENTIMENT) -B Type- 2009-11-18; 2,625 yen; Mini-album CD; Limited 3,000 pressings 01. (Unannounced new song) 02. (Unannounced new song) 03. (Unannounced new song) 04. (Unannounced new song) 05. (Unannounced new song) 06. 声 (Koe) (Bonus track) パブリックセンチメント (PUBLIC SENTIMENT) -OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege DVD- 2009-11-18; 0 yen; Privilege message DVD 01. Message DVD featuring chosen member 美しき鼓動 (Utsukushiki Kodou) -A Type- 2009-12-16; 3,150 yen; Mini-album CD + PV DVD; Limited 3,000 pressings CD 01. (Unannounced new song) CD 02. (Unannounced new song) CD 03. (Unannounced new song) CD 04. (Unannounced new song) CD 05. (Unannounced new song) DVD 01. 縷々-るる- (Ruru -Ruru-) PV 美しき鼓動 (Utsukushiki Kodou) -B Type- 2009-12-16; 2,625 yen; Mini-album CD; Limited 3,000 pressings 01. (Unannounced new song) 02. (Unannounced new song) 03. (Unannounced new song) 04. (Unannounced new song) 05. (Unannounced new song) 06. Microburst (Bonus track) 美しき鼓動 (Utsukushiki Kodou) -OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege DVD- 2009-11-18; 0 yen; Privilege message DVD 01. Message DVD featuring chosen member
Isn't it about time for E'm ~grief~ to announce something new? They take way to long to make new releases!
(P.S., I completely screwed up the description of the 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) OFFICIAL WEB SHOP DVDs. Credit to Shattered-Tranquility for getting it right and making me realize my mistake.)
I've been pretty lazy, so most of this “news” is somewhat old.
① KISAKI: KISAKI's blog header has been updated. Also, KISAKI will appear as a special guest at Seven's upcoming event, ヴィジュアル大フィーバー (VISUAL Dai FEVER), at C.C.Lemon HALL on 2009-10-03.
② SIVA: SIVA is officially over, as of 2009-07-25! The DVD of their last live (a privilege of buying their best album through the UNDER CODE NET SHOP) has been completed.
③ 平成維新: Unless I'm misinterpreting, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) has been doing photography for the cover of the next issue of Cure! It seems that the band has new costumes as well (here's a preview).
④ Megaromania: It was mentioned that those who attended Megaromania's events on 2009-07-20, 2009-07-21, and 2009-07-22 would receive special presents. The presents were memorial postcards, which can be seen here.
⑤ Megaromania: To celebrate their first full album, Megaromania will be sponsoring two events in November. Mythlogical of Hallucination -First Day- will be held on 2009-11-08 at 心斎橋SOMA (Shinsaibashi SOMA), and those who attend will receive a special DVD. Mythlogical of Delusion -Second Day- will be held on 2009-11-13 at 池袋CYBER (Ikebukuro CYBER), and those who attend will receive a special CD.
⑥ Arc, Megaromania: Arc and Megaromania will sponsor a series of coupling events, Sympathize with One's Voice, on 2009-10-12, 2009-10-23, and 2009-10-24.
⑦ UNDER CODE: A new volume of the old UNDER CODE PRODUCTION live event series act unlawfully has been announced. act unlawfully Vol:20 will be held on 2009-09-29 at 高田馬場CLUB PHASE (Takadanobaba CLUB PHASE), and will feature chariots, ClearVeil, and others.
⑧ 平成維新: 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will take part in a coupling tour with n'DooL and お遊戯ゎが魔々団×【PaRADEiS】 (Oyuugi Wagamamadan ×【PaRADEiS】). The Revolutionary Supper ~革命の晩餐会~ (The Revolutionary Supper ~Kakumei no Bansankai~) will take place on 2009-10-03 at OSAKA MUSE, 2009-10-16 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA, and 2009-10-17 at 渋谷RUIDO K2 (Shibuya RUIDO K2).
⑨ chariots, ネガ: chariots and ネガ (NEGA) will take part in a two-day twoman live. UNDER showcase will take place on 2009-10-18 at 渋谷RUIDO K2 (Shibuya RUIDO K2) and on 2009-11-03 at OSAKA MUSE.
⑩ UNDER CODE: UNDER CODE's official store has changed addresses and been updated. The store is know being called UNDER CODE PRODUCTION OFFICIAL WEB SHOP (not a huge change) and can now be found at the address http://under-code.shop-pro.jp/. The new shop looks much cleaner and has more detailed information about each release. It also includes goods sections for many of the artists, so you can now buy photosets of most of the bands.
① Remember how 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin) updated their OHP recently? Well, I noticed that the flash file contained some pretty large images of them. I extracted all of the images and uploaded them at MediaFire for anyone who wants them. They're very big and very nice. See the photos here. Use as you wish~
② The cover and tracklisting of Lamina's best album have finally been announced. Two days after the album's release. By a store. Shit job UNDER CODE! Anyway, turns out that there's one new song (surprising, I know).:
Lamina - L ~混沌の五芒星~ (L ~Konton no Gobousei~) 2009-05-27; 3,150 yen; "Complete best album," album CD; UCCD-229; Limited pressings 01. Iris 02. Radical Gothic 03. 布教和音 (Fukyou Waon) 04. -Anael- 05. Platonic≠Masquerade 06. 合わせ鏡 (Awase Kagami) 07. 夢魔-サキュバス- (Muma -SUCCUBUS-) 08. Hatred 09. ジェネシス (GENESIS) 10. Heaven's Spell 11. Deep darks Fortress 12. Sacrifice 13. blossom (New song)
Lots of news today~ Sorry for the flood of awesome.
① One year after Phantasmagoria's disbandment, their label-mates at UNDER CODE will hold a special memorial event for the band (← official description). 関西日本制圧2009 ~memory of Phantasmagoria~ (Kansai Seiatsu ~memory of Phantasmagoria~) will feature chariots, ネガ (NEGA), 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin), Arc, Dali, ClearVeil, Megaromania, and a special opening act, ファンタスローディータカフミ❤HAPPY BIRTHDAY BAND❤ (PHANTAS-ROADIE TAKAFUMI ❤HAPPY BIRTHDAY BAND❤). The special band will feature TAKAFUMI (ex-Marvelous Maiden), SHAGRATH (ex-Aikaryu/IRODORI), Tak (ex-Ansinomy), Hina (Villain), and Matoi (ex-Phantasmagoria). There will also be a large session at the end.
② The UNDER CODE PRODUCTION download site, UNDER GROUND MUSIC will be available at the following address on June 1st: under-ground-music.com.
③ 平成維新's (Heisei Ishin) new OHP can be accessed at its new URL: heiseiishin.com.
④ ネガ (NEGA) will release a digital download-only single, Nameless alice on 2009-06-01 when UNDER GROUND MUSIC opens. Their first full album, GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE, will be released on 2009-07-22 in two types (one with a bonus track and the other with a PV). The privilege for buying them from the UNDER CODE NET SHOP is a special DVD for each type. They will hold two oneman lives to celebrate the release: FUNERAL OF SACRIFICE ~大阪空葬志願者~ (FUNERAL OF SACRIFICE ~Osaka Sorasou Shingansha~) on 2009-07-26 at OSAKA MUSE, and FUNERAL OF SACRIFICE ~大阪埋葬志願者~ (FUNERAL OF SACRIFICE ~Osaka Maisou Shingansha~) on 2009-09-13 at RUIDO K4. A special CD will be distributed at both lives. A new flyer with all of this news can be seen here.
⑤ Megaromania also has a new flyer up here. It brings good news: three new singles and three live events to go with them. evil, holy, and deus will be released on 2009-07-15 with two new tracks each. The three events will all be held at Takadanobaba AREA: evil and invitation on 2009-07-20, Holy the Bible on 2009-07-21, and Imperial the deus on 2009-07-22.
⑥ SIVA's 2009-05-21 announcement is just a special live event. On the day before their final oneman, the "SIVA with UNDER CODE PRODUCTION family FINAL EVENT" (← again, official wording) will be held. Prediction from a prophet:Code -FINAL- will take place on 2009-07-24 at Shibuya O-WEST. Many UNDER CODE bands will appear alongside cocklobin and a large session at the end.
⑦ ClearVeil will be releasing something new as well, but I'm not sure what yet. In any case, they're holding a three day event to celebrate it. Voice to remind you of awake will be held on 2009-08-29 at OSAKA MUSE, 2009-08-30 at Nagoya HEART LAND, and 2009-09-11 at Shibuya O-WEST.
⑧ Dali is releasing something, but I'm not sure what it is either. KISAKI has mentioned that it's something important, so let's hope it's a good important. Anyway, they're holding an event and a oneman show to celebrate its release. The event, 偏執狂的悲観的方法 (Henshitsukyouteki Hikanteki Houhou), will be held on 2009-08-28 at Meguro ROCK MAYKAN. The oneman, エピローグ溺死体 (EPILOGUE Dekishitai), will be held on 2009-09-06 at Shinsaibashi FANJ-twice.
⑨ P.S., small pictures of ネガ's (NEGA) and Megaromania's new costumes can be seen at Brand X.
ネガ (NEGA) - Nameless alice 2009-06-01; Digital download single 01. Nameless alice GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE -AUDIBLE GRAVE TYPE- 2009-07-22; 3,150 yen; Full album CD; Limited 5,000 01. Soul cry (Album version) 02. reminiscence (Album version) 03. muddy cult (Album version) 04. guilt trip (Album version) 05. lust[er] (Album version) 06. (Unannounced) 07. (Unannounced) 08. (Unannounced) 09. (Unannounced) 10. (Unannounced) 11. (Unannounced) 12. (Unannounced) 13. 空白 (Kuuhaku) (Bonus track) GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE -VISUAL GRAVE TYPE- 2009-07-22; 3,990 yen; Full album CD + PV DVD; Limited 5,000 CD 01. Soul cry (Album version) CD 02. reminiscence (Album version) CD 03. muddy cult (Album version) CD 04. guilt trip (Album version) CD 05. lust[er] (Album version) CD 06. (Unannounced) CD 07. (Unannounced) CD 08. (Unannounced) CD 09. (Unannounced) CD 10. (Unannounced) CD 11. (Unannounced) CD 12. (Unannounced) DVD 01. idle PV GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE -UNDER CODE NET SHOP SPECIAL DVD A Type- 2009-07-22; 0 yen; Special privilege DVD 01. Comment 02. Live photography from 日本制圧2009 on 2009-03-14 at OSAKA MUSE GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE -UNDER CODE NET SHOP SPECIAL DVD B Type- 2009-07-22; 0 yen; Special privilege DVD 01. Comment 02. Live photography from 日本制圧2009 on 2009-03-14 at OSAKA MUSE SPECIAL CD -A Type- 2009-07-26; 0 yen; Live-limited distribution CD 01. Rain Falls -unplugged ver.- 02. Comment -A Type- SPECIAL CD -B Type- 2009-09-13; 0 yen; Live-limited distribution CD 01. lover -unplugged ver.- 02. Comment -B Type-
Megaromania - evil - 2009-07-15; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary concept maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000 01. (Unannounced new song) 02. (Unannounced new song) holy - 2009-07-15; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary concept maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000 01. (Unannounced new song) 02. (Unannounced new song) deus - 2009-07-15; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary concept maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000 01. (Unannounced new song) 02. (Unannounced new song)
ClearVeil - ~Something.~ It hasn't been announced yet!
① First of all, congratulations to chariots for making to to #5 on the indie ORICON singles chart with ablaze my sorrow.
② Magazine Cure will be sponsoring a twoman event on 2009-06-28 featuring chariots and DELUHI. The event is called chaos discussion and will take place at 新宿RUIDO K4 (Shinjuku RUIDO K4). A special session band will appear at the event. Furthermore, a free gift will be distributed to those who attend (it's not explicitly stated whether or not the gift is a CD).
③ Just an aside; the other day I mentioned some Japanese on SIVA's new flyer, but didn't know what it said. I believe it says "追加情報5月21日OFFICIAL HPにて解禁"/"Additional information will be revealed on 05-21 at the OHP." Based on the placement of the text on the flyer, I'm not sure if it's saying more information about SIVA's last live (like session lineups) or more information about their disbandment. I guess we'll find out on 05-21 (or two days later, as UCP tends to do).
④ Both chariots' and 平成維新's (Heisei Ishin) HOLIDAY blogs have been updated to reflect their new looks.
① For uh, some reason, another date has been added to UNDER CODE's 日本制圧2009 tour. The special event will feature 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin) and ネガ (NEGA) in a twoman live/BATTLE! Get ready for a mouthful of a name: 「日本制圧2009 -SPECIAL EDITION-」 -ネガ VS 平成維新 ツーマン公演 地下線霍乱維新党～平成NEGATIVISM～- (「Nihon Seiatsu 2009 -SPECIAL EDITION-」 -NEGA VS Heisei Ishin TWOMAN Kouen Chikasenkakuran Ishintou ～Heisei NEGATIVISM～-) will take place on 2009-05-30 at OSAKA MUSE. BE THERE OR BE SQUARE.
② Oh, also, SIVA's new flyer has been put up at the UNDER CODE OHP. It can be seen here. It mentions something that's happening on the OHP on 05-21, but I honestly have no idea what it is. The flyer also mentioned that those who buy SIVA's best album through the UNDER CODE NET SHOP will receive a special DVD containing their last live.
(For those who don't remember, the original tour final was set to be five random lives by UNDER CODE bands. A final tour final was later tacked on at the end, and now there's a special edition scheduled after the final final (which took place last night). It's not a bad thing that UNDER CODE does stuff like this, but it's definitely amusing.)
① The UNDER CODE OHP has been updated with chariots' new look and new flyer. View the new look here and the flyer here.
② Those who buy chariots' upcoming mini-album from the UNDER CODE NET SHOP will receive a special DVD. The DVD features a message plus live footage of 罪団法人黒十字2009 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2009), the 2009 session band comprised of chariots and Dali members.
③ 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin) has a new look and flyer as well. View the new look here and the flyer here.
④ A new release has been announced for 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin) as well. The "1st ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL SINGLE," 縷々-るる- (Ruru -Ruru-), will be released in two types on 2009-07-29. Like chariots' mini-album, the single will come with a special live DVD when purchased from the UNDER CODE NET SHOP.
⑤ brodiaea's drummer 空 (Sora) has been removed from the OHP. There has still been no official announcement made, but it appears that he is definitely no longer a member.
⑥ A sample of brodiaea's upcoming distribution song, recall, has been put up at the OHP. You can hear it here.
chariots - 今軌跡省ミル -唯我独尊完全盤- -UNDER CODE NET SHOP SPECIAL DVD- 2009-07-15; 0 yen; Special privilege DVD 01. Band Message 02. 罪団法人黒十字2009 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2009): Live photography from DC31102235 on 2009-04-07 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
平成維新 (Heisei Ishin) - 縷々-るる- (Ruru -Ruru-) -A Type- 2009-07-29; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary special single CD; Limited 3,000 01. 縷々-るる- (Ruru -Ruru-) 02. Tetra 縷々-るる- (Ruru -Ruru-) -B Type- 2009-07-29; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary special single CD; Limited 3,000 01. 縷々-るる- (Ruru -Ruru-) 02. 抜け出せない領域,モノグラフ。 (Nukedasenai Ryouiki, MONOGRAPH。) 縷々-るる- (Ruru -Ruru-) -UNDER CODE NET SHOP SPECIAL DVD- 2009-07-29; 0 yen; Special privilege DVD 01. Band Message 02. Live photography from 平成 people's liberation army on 2009-04-17 at 心斎橋FANJ-twice
① [From UCP OHP] 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin) will be releasing a new single in two types in April. They're also holding a oneman, 平成people's liberation army (Heisei people's liberation army), at FANJ-twice on 2009-04-17, and a free special DVD will be distributed there. Also, their page at the OHP has been updated: a preview of the song 破片 (Kakera) has been uploaded, and their picture has been renewed (same costumes, different photoshoot).
② [From UCP OHP] The tracklisting for Arc's first full album has been released (and most of the songs are old :/). They will be sponsoring a new event and a oneman in April. The first, Anniversary Celebration, will be held at 渋谷RUIDO K2 (Shibuya RUIDO K2) on 2009-04-05. The second, a oneman entitled 日目の出逢い (1823 Hi Me no Deai), will be held at OSAKA MUSE on 2009-04-26, and a free present will be distributed there.
Heisei Ishin now has a brand new song on their UCP page called THE BUTTERFLY, which was previously SWIMMY.
I thought this was an interesting note since this song is not going to be featured in any of Heisei Ishin's singles due for this September... looks like they will have more releases in the near future!
Arc also has a new soundbite up from their upcoming mini-album! The song is called 惜別 (Sekibetsu/Sorrow at Separation). And since I'm practically the Arc Anti-fan, I was blown away by their song! I must say they've been improving alot!
has informed me that ClearVeil now has covers and tracklistings up for Haiiro no Ippen!
Type A 1. Haiiro no Ippen 2. shade DVD 1. Shinja ni Sasagu Uta 2. Freak Party
Type B 1. Haiirio no Ippen 2. shade 3. crime Sadly no "Memento Mori" for those who've heard it. Perhaps the mini album will have it?
① The UNDER CODE OHP was just updated with tons of cover art and tracklistings for upcoming releases. It's rare, but it's really nice when UCP updates with that stuff ahead of time (even a few of the updates made today are for releases that are already out). New cover art for Arc, brodiaea, E'm ~grief~, 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin), Lamina, SIVA, and ゾディア (Zodia) can be seen at the new release page, tracklistings and other info are below.
Arc - 想乃心 -A Type- (Sono Kokoro -A Type-) 2008-08-06; 2,100 yen; Maxi single + DVD; Limited; UCCD-188A CD 00. ~SE~ CD 01. 想乃心 (Sono Kokoro) CD 02. ~籠~ (~Kago~) DVD 01. Difference LIVE CLIP DVD 02. fancifury the age LIVE CLIP 想乃心 -B Type- (Sono Kokoro -B Type-) 2008-08-06; 1,680 yen; Maxi single; Limited; UCCD-188B 00. ~SE~ 01. 想乃心 (Sono Kokoro) 02. ~籠~ (~Kago~) 03. ラジカセ -Repetition- (RAJIKASE -Repetition-) (Bonus Track) justice -A Type- 2008-09-10; 2,940 yen; Mini album + DVD; Limited; UCCD-200A CD 01. G.A.P.賢者より (G.A.P. Kenja Yori) CD 02. 惜別 (Sekibetsu) CD 03. Rular CD 04. 空。いつか (Sora。 Itsuka) CD 05. 発信履歴 (Hasshin Rireki) DVD 01. Calculation女神 (Calculation Megami) PV justice -B Type- 2008-09-10; 2,625 yen; Mini album; Limited; UCCD-200B 01. G.A.P.賢者より (G.A.P. Kenja Yori) 02. 惜別 (Sekibetsu) 03. Rular 04. 空。いつか (Sora。 Itsuka) 05. 発信履歴 (Hasshin Rireki) 06. the (Bonus Track)
chariots - トリガー -A Type- (TRIGGER -A Type-) 2008-11-19; 1,260 yen; Maxi single; Limited 5,000 pressings 01. トリガー (TRIGGER) 02. Nefarious Punisher トリガー -B Type- (TRIGGER -B Type-) 2008-11-19; 1,260 yen; Maxi single; Limited 5,000 pressings 01. トリガー (TRIGGER) 02. ・・・Over and done with 錆び付いた銃弾 (Sabitsuita Juudan) 2008-12-10; Mini album; Limited 5,000 pressings 01. Unannounced new track 02. Unannounced new track 03. Unannounced new track 04. Unannounced new track 05. Unannounced new track 凍てついた銃口 (Koote Tsuita Juukou) 2008-12-10; Mini album; Limited 5,000 pressings 01. Unannounced new track 02. Unannounced new track 03. Unannounced new track 04. Unannounced new track 05. Unannounced new track
Dali - a rope is there.and hope is there. -A Type- 2008-10-22; 3,675 yen; Full album + DVD; Limited 5,000 pressings CD 01. Unannounced new track CD 02. Unannounced new track CD 03. Unannounced new track CD 04. Unannounced new track CD 05. Unannounced new track CD 06. Unannounced new track CD 07. Unannounced new track CD 08. Unannounced new track CD 09. Unannounced new track CD 10. Unannounced new track DVD 01. イタミワケ (ITAMI WAKE) PV a rope is there.and hope is there. -B Type- 2008-10-22; 3,150 yen; Full album; Limited 5,000 pressings 01. Unannounced new track 02. Unannounced new track 03. Unannounced new track 04. Unannounced new track 05. Unannounced new track 06. Unannounced new track 07. Unannounced new track 08. Unannounced new track 09. Unannounced new track 10. Unannounced new track 11. dope (Bonus Track)
E'm ~grief~ - Pains of aspiration 2008-08-06; 1,365 yen; Maxi single; Limited 3,000 pressings; UCCD-189 01. Pains of aspiration 02. Seelenheil 03. Pains of aspiration (Instrumental) 04. Seelenheil (Instrumental)
② Notes! That post was super long. ClearVeil's releases have disappeared from the new release page, but I'm sure it was an error; hopefully tracklistings for those will be up soon. The new covers of the (Heisei Ishin) and (Zodia) releases are awesome. Arc's releases are always announced with some sort of typo, always; Rular will most likely be changed to Ruler by the release date. Luckily, SIVA already fixed their typo; it's now Liberalism instead of the earlier libelalism. It's weird that some two track singles cost 1,365 yen and some only 1,260. It's awesome that Dali is releasing their first full album (and chariots may as well be!). The tracklisting to those releases isn't available yet, obviously, but I'm listing the releases because they haven't been mentioned in this community yet.
Just a bunch of small updates I felt were note-worthy.
① Heisei Ishin has updated their page with a newer look (following the Bass-Guitar-Vocal-Guitar-Drum format), and now has a sample up! (Thanks Goukan!)
② For reasons unknown, Zodia, brodiaea, and Lamina are now in a separate grouping in the UCP homepage. No details on why or what, so I'll do some more digging and find out if it's something like a new sublabel or something (don't take that as official, I'm just as clueless as the next person).
③ E'm ~grief~, whose members have been shrouded in mystery for a while, have finally lifted the veil on it's drummer, Maju. He is ex-SIVA & ex-Babylon support drummer Aki. Rita was recently revealed to be ex-CalorZe, so now all of the band's member's histories are known.
① As promised, details regarding the new UNDER CODE band have been released. The new band, as expected, is 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin) and is comprised of at least two(?) members of Anjyu'. The band's concept is "SECOND CULTURE," whatever that means, and its lineup is as follows: 拓 (Taku) on vocals, YUKKIE (most likely ex-Anjyu') on guitar, JILL on guitar, 善 (Yoshi) (definitely ex-Anjyu') on bass, and ライ (Rai) on drums.
② Of course, the band already has two releases and a few live events planned. Their first live event, held on 8/25, is called Outbreak of war and will be followed by a two-day event on 9/20 and 9/21 called THE FIRST HOLY COLOSSEUM -2 DAYS-. Release information is below:
③ Edit: Well, it's not the five month release campaign that I was expecting (there's still time guys!) but chariots will be featured in a coupling CD with Versailles. One that is live-distributed only. Start crying now~ Anyway, the title, tracklisting, and number of tracks are unannounced as of now, but it WILL feature new songs. The CD will be distributed at Osaka BIG CAT on 09/13 during the chariots × Versailles live event ART OF "Propaganda".
Edit: Jesus, remind me to go through the entire UCP site before making any updates. The stuff below is allll new:
④ SIVA, as expected, announced new releases finally. This time it's three new CDs, and, of course, there are a few live events to accompany them. On October 10th they'll be holding a oneman live entitled ZERO. But before the oneman...:
⑤ Dali and SIVA will be holding a two-day coupling event in September called art / smash (the second day happens to be my birthday! sweet). Both bands will "headline" I suppose, but there will be several other bands playing as well. Additionally, there will be a Dali × SIVA session band playing at the event.
平成維新 (Heisei Ishin) - Phantom 2008-09-03; 1,575 yen; Maxi single; Limited pressings 01. Unannounced new track 02. Unannounced new track 03. Unannounced new track Shelter 2008-09-03; 1,575 yen; Maxi single; Limited pressings 01. Unannounced new track 02. Unannounced new track 03. Unannounced new track
SIVA - demolish 2008-08-20; 1,365 yen; Maxi single; Limited 3,000 pressings 01. Unannounced new track 02. Unannounced new track libelalism (Hopefully it's actually liberalism) 2008-08-20; 1,365 yen; Maxi single; Limited 3,000 pressings 01. Unannounced new track 02. Unannounced new track death education -A Type- 2008-10-08; 2,940 yen; Mini album + DVD; Limited 5,000 pressings CD 01. Unannounced new track CD 02. Unannounced new track CD 03. Unannounced new track CD 04. Unannounced new track CD 05. Unannounced new track DVD 01. libelalism PV death education -B Type- 2008-10-08; 2,625 yen; Mini album; Limited 5,000 pressings 01. Unannounced new track 02. Unannounced new track 03. Unannounced new track 04. Unannounced new track 05. Unannounced new track 06. greif (Bonus Track) (Hopefully it's actually grief)
chariots × Versailles - (Unannounced Title) 2008-09-13; 0 yen; Coupling; Distribution limited 01. Unannounced new track 02. Unannounced new track
The band's official UCP profile is here, and the band's official blog can be found at the address of the old blog of Anjyu'.
(Anyone have information on the other members? I can only recognize one Anjyu' guy by face, so maybe there are more? Hopefully more info will appear soon~)