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Sami (ex-CindyKate) passes away...

According to SHIBUYA-REX booking manager Yuya (裕也), Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate ~ FOODED SEAL) passed away on 2017-07-18.

Yuya's tweet states that Sami passed after an accident accidental drowning (Edit: no clue where I got drowning from. My mistake.). A wake and funeral for his family and friends has already been held.

Sami (沙美) was most well known for his stint as CindyKate's drummer, but he was a multi-talented musician who also sang and played guitar/bass. He acted as a support musician for tons of bands and sessions over the years, and was set to act as support drummer for session band FLAMINGO (フラミンゴ) on August 30.

😢

Marco's "Seizonnoshirushi" samples released + 2 members will depart

Samples of Marco's latest mini-album, "Seizonnoshirushi" have been released!


As mentioned before, Marco will hold a short tour in commemoration of the mini-album's release. However, on July 25, it was suddenly announced that guitarist Rutta and drummer Kyouhei have requested to leave the band after their tour final oneman on September 10. Both members have cited family reasons as the reason for their departure, so they're also in fact retiring from music altogether. As a result, they will also be terminated from their label contracts.

Fortunately, the soon-to-be remaining members have clarified that they will continue activities. Of course it's too early to estimate if they'll have eventual replacements or continue on as a three-man band. Here's to wishing them all the best going forward~🍻

chariots x Pisarro's New Split-single

chariots and PISARRO have announced that they will be releasing a split-single this coming September.

Like the coupling single trend from earlier UCP days, this CD will contain two new songs from each band, as well as two songs where chariots and Pisarro will cover one another.

This CD is out on September 27th and will cost 2,000 yen.

Arlequin Announces New Single "puzzle"

ARLEQUIN recently announced that they will be releasing another new single this year: "puzzle."

The single drops on September 9th. As per uge, this single comes in two types-- Type B with an additional bonus track, and Type A comes with a PV DVD. Type A will cost 1,940 yen, and Type B will be 1,620.

Track listings and album art have not been announced, but a fairly extensive tour has been revealed as well. Starting September 2nd, the band will embark on their 4th Anniversary Tour, which will last until the finale on January 13th at Oosaka BIG CAT.

I can't believe they've only been around for 4 years: it feels like so much longer!

Marco new mini-album, "Seizonnoshirushi"

Marco has made their announcement on 6/25 and they've revealed their new mini-album, Seizonnoshirushi (セイゾンノシルシ), accompanied by their fierce new look (that looks straight out of a war movie)!

Their 2nd mini-album, slated for release on August 16, will contain 6 tracks and a PV for the song, "Yutodoroki" (夕轟)!

In addition, they will hold their oneman release commemoration tour, "Henjin Banzai" (変人万歳) from August 11 to September 10. Here's the complete list of dates:

  • 08/11 @ Takadanobaba AREA (w/ guests JACK CAPER, PISARRO, and LIRAIZO)

  • 08/26 @ Shinsaibashi JUZA

  • 08/27 @ Sakae RAD

  • 09/03 @ Sendai SPACE ZERO

  • 09/04 @ Niigata club riverst

  • 09/10 (TOUR FINAL) @ Takadanobaba AREA

Devil Kitty - New Single, New Guitarist, and Two New Music Videos

For the past few weeks, members of Devil Kitty have been teasing a big announcement for June 15th, 2017. The day finally came, and with it the news of a new CD, new promo pictures, and a new guitarist.

Devil Kitty 's new guitarist is Akina of THE EGOIST, which was a fellow label-mate of DK before Rockstar Records imploded. THE EGOIST was one of 3 bands that survived the label's closure, and they even got featured on an omnibus with a few UCP alumni bands. However, they eventually split after their vocalist ran off and ditched a few of their gigs.

The new single "裁きの悪魔" (Sabaki no Akuma), oddly dubbed their "1st single," comes out November 1st and will come in 3 types: two limited additions with a bonus music video DVD, and a regular edition that comes with 4 songs instead of two. One of the featured tracks is "Tenchuu," which the band has already released twice. This time it will get a music video -- a music video that will be "publicly recorded" and will give fans the chance participate in the video. The first 100 people will received 1,000 yen for doing so (about $10). The band stated that the reason for doing this is because most bands sell tickets to get fans in their video, but to be different, they wanted to give fans money instead.

Type-B will feature a separate music video for their new song "DEVIL."

With the news of the new single and band member, Devil Kitty also has a few more lives planned for the fall.

2017.11.1(水)池袋BlackHole

2017.11.8(水)巣鴨獅子王

2017.11.14(火)目黒鹿鳴館

2017.11.20(月)新宿club SCIENCE

2017.12.3(日)高田馬場AREA

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