Yesterday, Misery tweeted that he would announce something new at 6pm on August 21. That announcement has been made today - no new band
yet, but a beloved old band will be reviving!
DEVIL KITTY guitarist Akina has been ordered to two weeks of bed rest following the discovery that he had suffered a stroke.
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)!
THE BLACK SWAN will have a new music release on 2017-10-25.
chariots will release a new mini-album in August.
ARLEQUIN has revealed their new look and announced a new “single”!
chariots has released new samples from their latest single, Succubus.
PENTAGON will release their third full album, WANDERLUST, in two types on June 14!
Support drummer Youichi (陽一), who has performed with Lucifer's underground since October 2016, will join the band at their 2nd anniversary oneman live on March 30! This comes as Butterfly syndrome, another band he does support for, will pause activities just a few days later.
Lack-co. has revealed their new look and announced some new releases!
On 2017-03-31, vocalist Shiki (式) will secede and GIGAMOUS will pause activities.
THE BLACK SWAN has announced their 5th single: RAGE.
D has announced their “countdown oneman festival,” Mad Tea Party, to be held on 2016-12-31~2017-01-01 at Sanrio Puroland in Tokyo (東京). The event--which is basically a mini VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT--will see various bands hold short oneman lives at one of three Puroland stages, over New Year's Eve and into 2017.
PISARRO held their free oneman live today, and made several important announcements!
AVANCHICK has revealed their new artist photos and the covers/tracklist for their upcoming album.
Marco have released footage of their free oneman from yesterday. Note that this isn't the full live, but it does feature snippets of some songs that they performed (like the live-limited songs and even an unreleased song), plus a full performance of Torikago Aijin at the end. Nonetheless, this is actually pretty cool.
chariots has announced their first mini-album! (Since reviving, anyway.)
Ok, now that Mis†ake has paused activities, I guess it's finally time for me to post about what they've been doing for the past 6 months, lol.
More details have been revealed for Marco's [latest distributed release]!
AVANCHICK has made an important announcement: they'll hold a oneman, a oneman tour, and a sponsored event tour!
After releasing [their latest live-limited single] just yesterday, Marco have announced yet another distributed release...\le sigh\
PISARRO have been on a roll since they formed only 3 months ago. [After simultaneously releasing three one-coin singles back in April], the band have another one-coin single in the works, plus a live-limited release.
PINOKIO will release its first single!
Lucifer's underground will hold their anniversary oneman on 2016-03-30 at Nagoya (名古屋) CLUB ROCK'N'ROLL―and drummer Atuki (亜月) will secede at that live.
AVANCHICK has revealed their new look (it's really good, huh?) and announced their new single, Tanin no Fukou ha Mitsu no Aji (他人の不幸は蜜の味), to be released on 2016-03-30!
THE BLACK SWAN finished their oneman, Judge the Value, today. They made three important announcements:
THE BLACK SWAN has revealed the tracklist for their live-distributed full album, [OUSIA-dispersed-].
Lilith made several announcements today: First, since October, drummer Raku (樂) had been frequently sick. After caring for his sicknesses in the usual ways, he finally went to the hospital, and was subsequently diagnosed with a serious illness. (The band refrains from naming his illness, in respect of privacy.) Due to Raku's illness, and the fact that Lilith considers its members irreplaceable, Lilith will pause live activities in January 2016.
GIGAMOUS revealed their new Egypt-inspired look today, and announced their next single, [Chouou] (頂王).
ARLEQUIN will release their new single, QUALIA (クオリア), on 2015-11-04 in three types (further details TBA). They've also announced a 2015-12-09 final at TSUTAYA O-EAST for their Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka oneman tour.
Earlier this year, carat had announced their disbandment for April, [until an accident left vocalist Yuuji injured and unable to sing.] However, he has since returned to the stage (fortunately and unfortunately) and after the other members [participated in a session event with THE RHEDORIC], their last live has been rescheduled as far back as September 16. On that date, the band will hold their last oneman live, 終宴～サクライツカ～ (shuuen～sakura itsuka～) at Takadanobaba AREA and finally cease activities.
LIN has published its members' comments about pausing activities (find behind the cut). Although I can't translate, it sounds as if lack of success is the cause. The band also announced that their last tour, Unlimited Aesthetic, began on 2015-06-11, and will end with their tour final 4-day sponsored event, Unlimited Aesthetic~Halloween Night 4Days~. Finally, their three-stop last oneman tour, Dedicate to Graveyard~Everlasting Wish~, will be held on 2015-11-07, 2015-11-08, and 2015-11-22.
Lucifer's underground held their first oneman today, and they're sharing footage of it on YouTube! Although the live wasn't well-attended, their performance is fun to watch, and the songs are really good! Check out the first part of their oneman footage below:
PENTAGON has announced details of their second oneman, which will be held in November. They've also announced a twoman with HERO, to be held in September.
PENTAGON will release their new single, Hijiki to KARAAGE (ひじきとカラアゲ), on 2015-09-02 in 5 types (one for each members). Further details TBA. The band has also announced details of their special program: TETSUKIZU Matsuri (テツキズ祭).
THE BLACK SWAN finished their oneman, and have made several announcements. First: their new-maxi single, [Kagune] (赫音), will be released in August. Lovely boys that they are, they've already uploaded a PV preview (it looks great as usual ❤):
ARLEQUIN has sold out for the 6/20 and 6/21 stops on their upcoming oneman tour. In celebration, the band has announced two additional oneman performances, to be held in October and November. (The additional performances are listed as part of a Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka tour, so I wouldn't be surprised if a third date is announced in the future.) It's great to see them so successful!
PENTAGON successfully finished their first oneman, 「Misshitsu」, at TSUTAYA O-WEST today. The live was a complete success―it sold out in 1 minute, including balcony tickets! The band has announced their next step: they will hold a special festival in Teshima, although details are currently secret... PENTAGON has also announced a twoman live versus Grieva (グリーヴァ) in August.
This is my conjecture, so take it as rumor, but it seems that GIGAMOUS might have left their label, BadeggBox. Today the band renewed [their OHP], and also changed their fanmail address―which is no longer in the BadeggBox office. Furthermore, their image at the [BadeggBox OHP] is in the section with disbanded groups.
PARANOID≠CIRCUS has announced their 2nd anniversary celebration session event and oneman! The lives will be held in March, and [a CD will be distributed] at the oneman. Details below:
FUTURISM・BOYZ will hold a 2015-04-05 oneman in celebration of the joining of new vocalist shall (シャル)! Good luck boys! I hope a release is somewhere on the horizon.
I've added the setlist to LIN's 2015-01-25 oneman performance, where they performed a new song, Missing Melody. The song seems to be important to the band as several members blogged about it... but it doesn't seem that it will be released any time soon, haha♪
LIN has announced their new single \m/ The one-type CD, [Memento-Mori], contains 4 new songs and will be released on 2015-04-15. The band will reveal their new look on March 1st, kick off their next tour on March 10th, and hold their tour final oneman, Memento-Mori~Embrace of Utopia~, on 2015-05-31.
carat has announced that they will be disbanding. Their last oneman tour, Fuugetsu Muhen (風月無辺), will start on 2015-03-08, and their oneman tour final/last live, Shuuen ~SAKURA ITSUKA~ (終宴~サクライツカ~), will be held on 2015-04-03.
ARLEQUIN will release their new single, DILEMMA (ジレンマ), in two types in February. [TYPE A] includes a PV while [TYPE B] includes a bonus track. The band will also hold their first oneman tour, ANTIHERO (アンチヒーロー), from 2015-06-06 through 2015-08-09!
ARLEQUIN will hold a 150-person-limited oneman to celebrate the birthday of drummer Tamon (堕門), at which his drum seminar will serve as the opening act.
THE BLACK SWAN has announced their second maxi-single, [Shitsuai to Izon, Sono Kanshoku], to be released on 2015-03-11! There's an awesome PV preview below. Additionally, THE BLACK SWAN will hold their anniversary oneman in June.
ex-Cu[be] and ex-hurts members' new band, Lucifer's underground, will release its first mini-album!! The CD, [Fujitsu na UMBRELLA] will be released on 2015-03-04. The band has also announced some sponsored events, as well as its first oneman, which will be held on 2015-06-22!
At their twoman live, the:Ø mentioned that they will release a mini-album in January of 2015, and will hold a oneman to celebrate. No further details have been announced at this time.
REALies has announced their first single of the new year: Yukitokei (雪時計) will be released in two types ([PV type] / [bonus track type]) on 2015-01-14. They've also revealed their new look and announced their two-part oneman.
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi will release their new maxi-single, 11min no AUDITORIUM (11minのオーディトリアム), sometime in 2015. They will also hold their oneman, 90min no AUDITORIUM (90minのオーディトリアム), on 2015-02-21, at which their new distributed CD will be released.
ARLEQUIN completely sold out in 1 minute their oneman live on 2015-01-18 at ebisu LIQUID, CARPE ・ DIEM (カルぺ・ディエム)!! They have announced their additional oneman, Kouchou no Yume (胡蝶之夢) on 2015-04-26 at Tsutaya O-EAST!!! They have also uploaded a sample of their new PV:
ARLEQUIN has announced that they will hold two oneman lives in one day on 2014-12-06 at SHIBUYA REX, in celebration of the birthdays of vocalist 暁-Aki- and Kuruto (來堵)!!
LIN has announced their new tour, a birthday celebration, their Christmas sponsored event, and their tour final two-day oneman. They've also debuted new photography (same costumes, but restyled). Check it all out in this post!
LIN just finished their first oneman, and they've announced a new CD! First period re-recording CD Recollection of Phoenix will be released on 2014-12-24, and those who purchase through the web shop will further receive a re-recording of Silent To My Pain. LIN will kick off their tour Genesis of Empathize to support the release, with a two-day tour final oneman in Tokyo!
GOEMON RECORDS has announced its new, limited-time, medical-themed band, Call Me!
General tickets for the 2014-10-19 ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) oneman at TSUTAYA O-WEST went on sale today... and were sold out within 3 minutes!!!!! The band has thus announced their next oneman, CARPE ・ DIEM (カルペ・ディエム), to be held on 2015-01-18 at ebisu LIQUIDROOM, where they will make an important announcement.
Lots of good news from ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) today: their 2nd oneman is officially sold out, so they've announced their next one at O-WEST! They've also formally announced their next single, Hakaana (墓穴). Finally, they've revealed their really cool new look (above).
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) have announced their first anniversary oneman, to be held at O-WEST!! They've also announced a twoman live with AvelCain (cool!) and another with FEST VAINQUEUR. Now, would it be too much to ask for a mini or full album?!
The latest Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) marketing schemes:
REALies has uploaded a preview of the PV for their song STEP▲BY▼STEP, which will be released on their 2nd album, [Drama]. Check it out below and share your thoughts―Rayka has really improved, hasn't he?
As mentioned [last week], the second period of LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) features SUI, MIZALY, and YUSHI of Megaromania plus CERO of zechs. Today, the band has been officially revealed, meaning we have a slew of releases and live details. Let's get to it!
REALies has announced their second full album, Drama! The album will be released on 2014-06-04 in three types (A: PV / B: bonus CD with remixes / C: bonus track). GOEMON RECORDS has published a short CM for the album (below), and has promised full details (samples?) on 2014-04-01.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) has announced the release of their new maxi-single, STELA (ステラ), for 2014-04-23. It will be released in three types: Type A with PV, Type B with bonus track ①, and Like an Edison -limited Type C with bonus track ②. The band will hold their second oneman, 「DAMEningen。」 (「ダメ人間。」) on 2014-07-26 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA to celebrate.
GIGAMOUS has had/announced lots of special projects lately! Check 'em out:
Yesterday, FUTURISM・BOYZ announced that they will hold a oneman live in September! ...And today, that oneman has already sold out!! Nice job F・B~
LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) will release a live DVD of their June 30th indefinite activity pause oneman live, Obscure Ideal ~Judgement of fortune~.
Vior gloire announced at their June 8th oneman that they will disband this year.
Vior gloire will hold their oneman, Vior 2013 Spring Shower, on the 17th at HOLIDAY OSAKA. The band has announced a spur-of-the-moment project: in commemoration of their short time left at UNDER CODE PRODUCTION, Vior gloire will appear in their legendary rejected costumes, for one night only!
You might recall that La'Mule (who were once a band on Soleil, the parent label of Matina) performed at the KISAKI PROJECT sponsored 90s visual kei revival event last November. And at that event, La'Mule announced that they would perform again during this summer. Well, details of that summer performance have finally been revealed.
SUZAKU has published their revival photos! Remember, bassist 絆-kizuna- and drummer 火憐-karen- are new to the band. SUZAKU will hold their revival oneman, 鳳凰天舞 (Houou Hirai), on 2012-01-21 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) CLAPPER.![!(http://www.weloveucp.com/uploads/2011-12-01-SUZAKU-profile.png)](http://www.weloveucp.com/uploads/2011-12-01-SUZAKU-profile.png)L→R: V. 樹-ituki-, G. 鴉-karasu-, G. 葉月-hazuki-, B. 絆-kizuna-, B. 火憐-karen-