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Posts from 2015
Unknown band Riddle=Dect will join the ranks of king zeebra in September.
To get more familiar with the band, let's introduce the members:
Gt. メロ (mero)
support Ba. 黒疾 (kuroto) (ex-SrivastA)
Ba. Sou (left on August 18)
So far, they've released a live-limited single, Keep one's word, which you can check out here:
They will also participate at
By the way, king zeebra will hold its session event, Buchiage!?shimauma SESSION Taikai 『Zenin Oyama!』 (ぶちあげ!?しまうまセッション大会『全員女形!』), at which king zeebra band members will dress up as girls. More details to come.
Posts from 2014
According to the king zeebra blog post, HARUKA may occasionally appear on stage, and will supposedly return to the band after a certain time in 2015. We'll see how that works out though...
ARLEQUINwill begin their latest collaboration with Like an Edison on 2014-10-20. Like before, it includes special instores, shopping bags, etc., but more importantly, they'll distribute a new song called Ichijiku (無花果). Also like before, Like an Edison is an asshole, so this only applies in store; web orders won't include the distributed CD.
VARYL(ex- Visagevocalist new band) will release their maxi-single, Aitou (哀悼), in 2015. Their celebration event, Kaihou Junrei -Daiisshou- (解放巡礼 -第一章-), will be on 2015-01-23 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE.
Here's a sample from
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM's upcoming single:
Soon-to-disband super indie band, Emlibeur, released their first (and last) single on 2014-10-19. Interestingly, they thanked ex-
Vior gloirevocalist shall in the credits, so I guess he helped them somehow :) Here's a sample of some other songs from them, just for kicks:
LINis in Vol.15 of Chinese visual magazine VISUALZINE.
ISORAwill hold their threeman, Butterfly Effect, with DISGUST and CielGrave on 2014-12-05 at LIVE HOUSE D'.
SIVAsession Bakemonogo (化物語) will appear on 2014-10-28 with the lineup:
【V. KAIRI (カイリ) [ex-
SIVA] / G. HIKARU (ヒカル) [THE GALLO] / G. Narumi (成海) [ex-Bergerac] / B. Mayu (真悠) [ex-HALCION (ハルシオン)] / D. aki [ex- E'm ~grief~, etc.]】
Furthermore, king zeebra has announced its two new events:
missed a live recently due to his acute sickness. After that, he had informed the members that he would need to be hospitalized longer. However, he stopped contact with the members days after that―and so they've fired him.
ISORA is now a 2-member band, by the way...! Good luck!
ISORA is now a 2-member band, by the way...! Good luck!
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AiM MaiM (曖ム昧ム) has officially added drummer Ichiyo (一葉) [ex-tomodachi (トモダチ)] to its lineup. The band has also changed its official name to Kikangentei project-AiM MaiM- (期間限定project-曖ム昧ム-).
By the way, ISORA bassist Kizuna (ex-SUZAKU) will also hold his hastily-decided birthday event on 2014-07-23 at Ash OSAKA, Ikuu Ennichi ~Kizuna~ (異空縁日~絆~). ISORA and the members' sessions will perform.
AiM MaiM (曖ム昧ム) are:
V. Edogawa Itsuki (江戸川 樹) [ex-SUZAKU (朱)]
G. Natsume Sakutarou (夏目 朔太郎) [ex-Lucid]
The project will hold its first live at the 2014-06-26 session event sponsored by ISORA (イソラ). The support members for that live are 【G. HARUKA (ex-Envus ~ MonoLog) / B. Kizuna (絆) (ISORA) / D. MAKI (ex-Lucid)】. AiM MaiM's next lives will be on 2014-08-07 and 2014-08-09.
As you know, ISORA participated in the recently-released omnibus SOUND OF NOISE 2014 with the original song ALKALOID (アルカロイド). The band has also announced that they will further distribute the unreleased song Toriko (虜) to those who purchase the omnibus from the band at their lives starting on 2014-06-08. Check ISORA's discography for full details.
ISORA is also still performing with support vocalists. Here's a list of the latest ones:
2014-04-06 & 2014-04-16
Daisuke (大介) [ex-GALLMAZZO]
Ryou (亮) [ex-KOKUYOKU (黒翼) ~ Gekisou! Sakamoto Kin-puИch. 24ji (激走!坂本金八24時)]
Daisuke (大介) [ex-GALLMAZZO]
Saica (槐) [the:Ø]
Hyo (豹) [Shellmy]
It seems that 砂希-saki- might continue to act as support vocalist from now on (check out the great group shot with him below!). And of course, ex-SUZAKU (朱) drummer Karen (火憐) has been supporting the entire time, and it seems that he will continue to support through 2014-06-20 at least.
As I mentioned, ISORA has announced a new sponsored event in celebration of 空-ciel's birthday, featuring several session bands:
ISORA artist page discography
ARLEQUINwill hold their untitled twoman live versus D.I.D. on 2014-07-06 at SHIBUYA CHELSEA HOTEL.
ARLEQUIN(アルルカン) has announced details for their coupling tour with Grieva (グリーヴァ), Kuroari NO MuRE (黒蟻ノ群レ). THE BLACK SWAN, BIOSPHIA, Visper, Xepher, and Zombie (ぞんび) will join them on various dates:
※ B BIOSPHIA / T THE BLACK SWAN / V Visper / X Xepher / Z Zombie
ISORA(イソラ) support musicians for their 2014-04-06 performance will be V. Ryo (亮), V. Daisuke (大介), and ex- SUZAKUD. Karen (火憐).
Lilith has unveiled their super cute new keychain/phone strap goods. Buy them here (with proxy service).
REALieswill appear on the 51st volume of internet show VISUAL Kei Tsuushin ・ Kai (ヴィジュアル系通信・改) on 2014-04-15.
Shungokusatsu(瞬獄殺) lineup for 2014-04-07 is: V. Itsuki (樹) (ex- SUZAKU) / G. SAN (ex- NEGA) / B. RENA (ex- Vior gloire/ D. ARU (アル) (ex- Vior gloire). It also seems that this will be the continual session band's last performance.
REALieshas given full information for their coupling Kantou TOUR (関東TOUR) with Blitz:
※ T the Raid. / M METEOROID / V VOW / O Oneness / R RoNo☆Cro
Check out this picture of ex-Vior gloire vocalist shall (currently in remembrance) petting his parents' dog's belly, which he says “feels like a boneless ham”:
Also, his new limited-activity band
remembranceheld their first live, and they played a mixture of GRiST and Vior gloiresongs.
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi(たとえばこんなはなし) will release a 3-track demo CD-R to those who spend 5,000 yen on goods at their 2014-04-12 show. They also made their first single, COMING SOON, available for mail-order as of 2014-04-01.
【clockwise from top】 G. Yuuho (優歩) → Support V ②. Ryo (亮) → B. Kizuna (絆) → Support V ③. Kikyo (祈狂) → G. 空-ciel
It seems that the live went really well, despite them already firing their vocalist! ISORA played the following original songs (some titles provisional):
- deadly tree
- (undecided title)
- ALKALOID (アルカロイド)
- Toriko (虜)
- The entire band was schedule to meet at a certain place on 2014-03-25, but vocalist Syuuya did not appear.
- At the same time that the band called him, they noticed that his Twitter (and Ameblo) had been deleted.
- The next night (2014-03-26), the band received a message from Syuuya saying only “Sorry.”
- ISORA members have been unable to contact him since.
As he has caused trouble to the band and their label king zeebra, Syuuya has been fired by the other members. ISORA's first live event on 2014-03-29 will still be held, albeit with guest vocalists:
- Kikyo (祈狂) (La'veil MizeriA)
- daisuke (大介-daisuke)
- Ryo (亮) (ex-KOKUYOKU (黒翼))
It's unclear whether or not ISORA will still contribute a track to the SOUND OF NOISE 2014 omnibus.
- FOODED SEAL will release a new live-limited single beginning with their appearance at SHIBUYA REX's 2014-03-26 sponsored event. The single includes 3 new songs for 500 yen (including one song which was previously released by Sami during his solo activity).
→ FOODED SEAL - Aitakute
FOODED SEAL will make an important announcement at their 2014-03-24 sponsored event.
Paranoid≠circuS (ex-roadie of SUZAKU band) will release their first single, BoXX-D- on 2014-04-23.
ISORA (ex-SUZAKU new band) will participate in PureSound Records' omnibus SOUND OF NOISE 2014 on 2014-05-14.
ex-Vior gloire vocalist shall (シャル) has announced his new “intermittent band” remembrance. (Although it's an official band, he expects that they won't be very active: so possibly no releases and lives only every few months.) They will debut at 2014-04-06 event INDEED... at BRAND NEW, with their next live to be on 2014-06-08.
→ remembrance lineup details
GIGAMOUS revealed their Harajuku fashion brand collaboration jack:
GIGAMOUS × 10st - Bracelet (YUKKIE model or GIGAMOUS model)
GIGAMOUS × HELLCATPUNKS - T-shirt (red, black, or white) and necklace
GIGAMOUS × Angelic Pretty - Bow and RAI produced broch
GIGAMOUS × Like an Edison - Towel (seiya produced)
GIGAMOUS will hold a three-month-consecutive-release campaign of 3 new maxi-singles in June through August. Details TBA.
- CARAT (カラット) will release their new single, High Color, in two types on 2014-04-23.
- ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) will embark on a coupling tour with Grieva (グリーヴァ) (and others) called Kuroari NO MuRE (黒蟻ノ群レ). It starts on 2014-08-01 and ends with the tour final on 2014-08-30.
- After over 11 years of activity, 12012 will indefinitely pause activities after their 2014-12-12 event/oneman (details TBA). Their reason given is essentially “lack of direction”, but the members' full comments are available (in Japanese) here.
- Oneness will hold a free oneman, KANSHA SAKURETSU (カンシャサクレツ), on 2014-04-06 at HOLIDAY NEXT NAGOYA to celebrate the #4 indies ORICON ranking of their latest single. The title strip from any type of the single (including the 2nd press) is required to receive a ticket.
- 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) has given another obscured view of their upcoming official photography.
- REALies latest single, SETSUNA CANDLE (セツナキャンドル), has ranked #5 on the ORICON indies chart.
- More information about RIKU's chariots-requiem: according to his blog post, it seems to be an ongoing session band, as he has not yet put together a new official band. Their 2014-04-15 live is called King of 『M』 Order, and guest players are 【V. RIKU / G. KAZ / G. Takeru (猛) (SAVAGE) / B. Jin (迅) / D. MIKAGE】.
- As far as I can tell, Lilith's upcoming 3rd “EP” might be a single with the songs Galassia and Legacy. They will also hold a oneman in April. Details should be released soon.
- ex-Megaromania drummer 邑詩-yushi- was supposed to appear at VAMPIRE ROSE's 2014-02-16 oneman at Kanazawa (金沢) van van V4. However, the live was cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date (TBA), due to support members' inability to travel because of bad winter storms.
- ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) international street team has translated the band's interview with ViSULOG. The translation is available in three parts (so far): part 1, part 2, part 3.
- The lineup of ex-SIVA vocalist KAIRI (カイリ) session band Bakeneko (化け猫) has been revealed: 【V. KAIRI / G. ShinyA (ex-Signal) / G. Keisuke (圭介) (ex-gaNesha) / Dr. Majyu (摩珠) (ex-E'm ~grief~)】.
- The lineup of Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) on 2014-03-08 has been finalized: 【V. 樹-Itsuki- (SUZAKU) / G. Ao (碧) (ex-paradeis) / G. KAEDE (カヱデ) (ex-MEKAKUSI (メカクシ)) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. REIYA (ex-LIN)】
- The full lineup at ex-SUZAKU (朱) new band ISORA (イソラ) formation event on 2014-03-29 has been announced: Delia and REIRA SESSION (レイラセッション) will perform in addition to the previously-mentioned bands.
Posts from 2013
- Shugokusatsu will perform on 2013-12-24 at SHIBUYA-REX (guitarist and drummer TBA). ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) band FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) will also play at that event.
- Before that, Shugokusatsu will also perform on 2013-12-12 at Osaka (大阪) RUIDO, with ex-NEGA guitarist SAN and ex-Vior gloire drummer ARU (アル).
- On 2013-10-24, Shugokusatsu performed with ex-NEGA guitarist SAN and ex-SUZAKU drummer Karen (火憐). They played MaGARU by SUZAKU, Niji by L'Arc~en~Ciel, AGITATOR by Vior gloire, and Kusarekoi by SUZAKU.
- ex-SUZAKU band Envus will hold a one day revival on 2014-01-11 (further details TBA). 【V. HIDEKI (ex-SUZAKU Itsuki) / G. Haruka (MonoLog) / G. Kaoru (holyclock) / B. Kagari (ex-SUZAKU Kizuna)】
- New Kansai-area indie label king zeebra seems to be owned by Itsuki.