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.
As announced earlier in the community (but still not officially by UCP), 楓 (Kaede) and 雅 (Masa) were leaving Lamina. Now that they have left the band, Kaede and Masa have both opened up blogs, should anyone wish to continue following them.
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)
① So it looks like Lamina won't be disbanding. They will, however, be changing members at some point. Before that, they're releasing a full album to commemorate their current lineup. The album has 13 songs total, some of which are new (how many are new isn't being announced, but, knowing UNDER CODE, it could be one new song or something).
① E'm ~grief~'s sample at the UNDER CODE OHP has been updated. As in the past, it's actually several samples combined: Infinity Daze, Heretical Glare, and 幻想曲 -Eternal Silence- (Gensoukyoku -Eternal Silence-), all from their new mini-album. Listen to them here.
② chariots sample has also been updated. The new sample is of the song steal, the bonus track from their upcoming maxi single. Hear it here. It also seems that they'll be sponsoring two more events in their carnage opera series: VOL:12 on 2009-05-16 and VOL:13 on 2009-05-17, both at OSAKA MUSE.
③ brodiaea will be sponsoring yet another event! The new event, 覚醒する鼓動 (Kakuseisuru Kodou), will take place on 2009-05-09 at HOLIDAY OSAKA. Those who go to their previous three events and present ticket stubs will receive a CD, recall, as a present. That will be their third distribution release in recent memory; it seems they really love to give out stuff for free...
④ Lamina will be sponsoring their first(?!) event on 2009-05-22. It's title is (Shikkokue no Shoutaijou ~Kuuhaku no Ni Peeji~), and it is to be held at HOLIDAY NAGOYA. As of now, it seems to be their only live planned after 2009-03-27, so let's hope that it's not a bad sign.
brodiaea - recall 2009-05-09; 0 yen; Present CD 01. recall
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 The UNDER CODE OHP was updated today. Anjyu' has formally been moved from the main page to the disbanded section.
② Cover art and tracklistings for the upcoming Dali and ゾディア (Zodia) singles are up. (Have any of you been following KISAKI long enough to recognize the Zodia cover? Adeus, someone?)
③ Tracklistings for upcoming E'm~grief~, Lamina, and Megaromania releases are up.
④ ClearVeil, Megaromania, and Phantasmagoria will be participating in an upcoming omnibus entitled Visualy[zm] The Cure Century. The omnibus will be released on 2008-07-09 for 3,500 yen, and will contain 22 tracks in total. The product number is CYCV-1001; the omnibus is being published by some company called センチュリー (CENTURY). No additional information is available yet.
Dali - Endroll 2008-06-25; 1,260 yen; Maxi single; UCCD-178; Limited 3,000 01. Endroll 02. fake a go go
Megaromania - Birth of an「Idea」 -Art Type- 2008-07-09; 2,940 yen; Mini album + DVD; UCCD-183A; Limited 3,000 CD 01. Birth...「prelude」 CD 02. Reincarnation -輪廻季想- (Reincarnation -Rinne Kisou-) CD 03. Cathedral of admirer CD 04. Desperate with Vampire CD 05. Clear flora DVD 01. God of Megaromania -純血ノ刻印- (God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-) PV Birth of an「Idea」 -Brain Type- 2008-07-09; 2,625 yen; Mini album; UCCD-183B; Limited 3,000 01. Birth...「prelude」 02. Reincarnation -輪廻季想- (Reincarnation -Rinne Kisou-) 03. Cathedral of admirer 04. Desperate with Vampire 05. Clear flora 06. Idea (Bonus track)
ゾディア (Zodia) - IN THE DARK 2008-06-25; 1,260 yen; Maxi single; UCCD-179; Limited 3,000 01. IN THE DARK 02. Fall out
SPECIAL CD 「Past New Phase」-Phantasmagoria Tribute Album DELUX EDITION- 2008.8.20～発送開始!!
Basically, a new live only CD limited to 1,500 copies with a new song. And a documentery + CD to commemorate the one day revival. Also a second pressing of the tribute album. With 2 covers by chariots.
I'm sorry for my lack of formatting, but I'm far too tired to make this post as beautiful as the lovely usually does.
① The newest episode of KISAKI's bi-weekly radio show revealed another new UNDER CODE band. The band's name is Lamina and they appear to be brand new. Two of the members, vocalist イブキ (Ibuki) and guitarist 晄 (Akira?) are featured as guests in the newest episode, so you can see them by watching it here (you'll need a Bands@id account).
I have no clue what (if any) bands the members were in before Lamina, so any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated. Hopefully more details will be released soon.
② The UNDER CODE OHP was updated with covers for several upcoming releases (Anjyu', Megaromania, and Dali). Megaromania's are pretty nice! (Anjyu', on the other hand, got probably the lamest best-of cover in UNDER CODE history.)