Mischievous―the king zeebra band formerly known as ISORA (イソラ)―has announced details for the first of their three-month sponsored event campaign, Hana KusaRE Kinkakubyou ・ Hasshou (花腐レ菌核病・発症), to be held on 2015-04-28. The band also announced, at their recent tour final, that their first release has been planned. If I understood various tweets correctly, it seems that their first release will be a 2-song CD featuring DOGMA and AZALEA (アザレア), although details have not yet been announced.
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.
AiM MaiM has announced that, due to his obligations with school work, guitarist HARUKA (ハルカ) will be temporarily leaving the band beginning immediately. ex-SUZAKU Hazuki (葉月) will act as support guitarist at AiM MaiM's 2014-12-16 live, and other support guitarists will be announced in the future.
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...
Here's a roundup of the latest news related to ARLEQUIN, ISORA, VARYL, SIVA, E'm ~grief~, LIN, MASKED RIDER SYSTEM, and Vior gloire.
ARLEQUIN will 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-Visage vocalist 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 gloire vocalist shall in the credits, so I guess he helped them somehow :) Here's a sample of some other songs from them, just for kicks:
LIN is in Vol.15 of Chinese visual magazine VISUALZINE.
ISORA will hold their threeman, Butterfly Effect, with DISGUST and CielGrave on 2014-12-05 at LIVE HOUSE D'.
ex-SIVA session 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.]】
Kikangentei project-AiM MaiM- has announced their first single, Aimai CUARTET (曖昧カルテット)!! The live-limited CD will be released on 2014-12-22 and will feature 3 songs. The band has also revealed their new logo and new look (above).
Furthermore, king zeebra has announced its two new events:
Seems that ISORA (イソラ) is a “bad luck band” too. Guitarist 空-ciel 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!
Limited-time project 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-).
king zeebra president and ex-SUZAKU (朱) vocalist Itsuki (樹) will hold his birthday event on 2014-09-14. In addition to appearances by UCP family bands, Itsuki's former band Envus will hold a one day revival!
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.
ex-SUZAKU (朱) vocalist, and president of king zeebra, Itsuki (樹) has finally announced a new band! His time-limited project AiM MaiM (曖ム昧ム) will feature the concept of “Gokusai RETRO POP” (極彩レトロポップ; colorful retro pop), and they've already uploaded a teaser video with a small music sample.
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.
ISORA (イソラ) has revealed their official photo, their next sponsored event, a distributed CD, and their latest support members. Check below for the details!
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:
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:
The latest minor news from our UNDER CODE PRODUCTION family:
ARLEQUIN will 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-SUZAKU D. Karen (火憐).
Lilith has unveiled their super cute new keychain/phone strap goods. Buy them here (with proxy service).
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.
REALies has 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 remembrance held their first live, and they played a mixture of GRiST and Vior gloire songs.
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.
Here's the latest slew of minor-ish updates featuring, in no particular order, FOODED SEAL, Paranoid≠circuS, Vior gloire, SUZAKU (朱), GIGAMOUS, CARAT (カラット), and ARLEQUIN (アルルカン):
FOODED SEAL will release a new live-limited single beginning with their appearance at SHIBUYA REX's 2014-03-26 sponsored event. The single includes 3 new songs for 500 yen (including one song which was previously released by Sami during his solo activity).
→ FOODED SEAL - Aitakute
FOODED SEAL will make an important announcement at their 2014-03-24 sponsored event.
Paranoid≠circuS (ex-roadie of SUZAKU band) will release their first single, BoXX-D- on 2014-04-23.
ISORA (ex-SUZAKU new band) will participate in PureSound Records' omnibus SOUND OF NOISE 2014 on 2014-05-14.
ex-Vior gloire vocalist shall (シャル) has announced his new “intermittent band” remembrance. (Although it's an official band, he expects that they won't be very active: so possibly no releases and lives only every few months.) They will debut at 2014-04-06 event INDEED... at BRAND NEW, with their next live to be on 2014-06-08.
→ remembrance lineup details
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.
king zeebra, the new label by ex-SUZAKU (朱) vocalist Itsuki (樹)―I think―has announced its second sponsored event. As before, the event will feature ex-SUZAKU, Vior gloire, and NEGA members, including the Shugokusatsu (瞬獄殺) session; so check it out!
Couple of bits of info about Shugokusatsu (瞬獄殺), the continuous session band of ex-SUZAKU (朱) vocalist Itsuki (樹) and ex-Vior gloire bassist RENA:
Shugokusatsu will perform on 2013-12-24 at SHIBUYA-REX (guitarist and drummer TBA). ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) band FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) will also play at that event.
Before that, Shugokusatsu will also perform on 2013-12-12 at Osaka (大阪) RUIDO, with ex-NEGA guitarist SAN and ex-Vior gloire drummer ARU (アル).
On 2013-10-24, Shugokusatsu performed with ex-NEGA guitarist SAN and ex-SUZAKU drummer Karen (火憐). They played MaGARU by SUZAKU, Niji by L'Arc~en~Ciel, AGITATOR by Vior gloire, and Kusarekoi by SUZAKU.
ex-SUZAKU band Envus will hold a one day revival on 2014-01-11 (further details TBA). 【V. HIDEKI (ex-SUZAKU Itsuki) / G. Haruka (MonoLog) / G. Kaoru (holyclock) / B. Kagari (ex-SUZAKU Kizuna)】
New Kansai-area indie label king zeebra seems to be owned by Itsuki.