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Marco new mini-album, "Seizonnoshirushi"

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

THE BLACK SWAN new release in October

THE BLACK SWAN will have a new music release on 2017-10-25.

They'll also hold a short oneman tour on 2017-10-20, 11-11, and 11-24 at Ikebukuro EDGE, Osu (大須) UNLIMITS, and Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) Paradigm, respectively.

Further details are yet to be announced.

chariots mini-album, stampcard, and lives

chariots mini-album, stampcard, and lives

chariots will release a new mini-album in August.

Revenir (french for “return”) will be released on 2017-08-23, and will feature 2 new songs plus 4 re-recordings which will be selected by fans. All songs are eligible--even past songs which were never recorded(?). Fans can cast their vote via the band's official LINE account.

The band has also begun a LINE stampcard campaign. From April through July, those who are friends with the band's official LINE account can accumulate stamps by reading a QR code at the band's live and instore events. Those who collect 10 stamps will receive a live clip (of your desired song) + comment (of your desired member) DVD.

chariots will hold a fan request oneman at which they'll play 10 fan requested songs and 4 member selected songs. NAGOYA “Ranking” MUSIC Night will be held on 2017-07-20 at Nagoya (名古屋) MUSIC FARM.

Finally, their alter-ego band 「c」 will perform on 2017-05-24 at Shinjuku club SCIENCE.

ARLEQUIN's new single/collection album

ARLEQUIN's new single/collection album

ARLEQUIN has revealed their new look and announced a new “single”!

Kachikan no Chigai ha Yuiitsu no Sukuidatta (価値観の違いは唯一の救いだった) will be released on June 7th for 1,980 yen. The band is billing the release as a “maxi-single + music collection,” but it's essentially a best album with a new song attached. That being said, the release costs only 1,980 yen and includes 14 rerecorded(!) songs, plus the new song. Definitely a good deal, especially considering the great tracklist.

(Is this some sort of scheme to get to the top of the ORICON indies single chart?)

By the way, the product number of the release is GMCD-037A, so I'm betting they already have a “more maxi-single-esque” version planned, if the first one sells really well 😎

ARLEQUIN will hold a “premium” Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka one tour, also entitled Kachikan no Chigai ha Yuiitsu no Sukuidatta (価値観の違いは唯一の救いだった), on 2017-06-14, 06-16, and 07-09 at HOLIDAY NEXT NAGOYA, HOLIDAY OSAKA, and HOLIDAY SHINJUKU, respectively. Pre-ordered tickets will be sold for the special price of 1,980 yen, just like the maxi-single.

Their fourth anniversary oneman tour, Dekoboko (凸凹), will begin with a kaleidoscope-limited live on 2017-09-02 at Shinjuku (新宿) BLAZE, and end on 2018-01-13 at Osaka (大阪) BIG CAT. Their November 5th oneman at Aoyama (青山) RiZM will be male-limited.

By the way. ARLEQUIN's official blog is now at LINE.

chariots releases samples for "Succubus" + oneman lives

chariots has released new samples from their latest single, Succubus.

The cover art has also been revealed below:

The band has just concluded their twoman with The Gallo, and are scheduled to hold their 1st anniversary oneman events, "OSAKA Night VARON" (at Shinsaibashi VARON) and "TOKYO EDGE Night" (at EDGE IKEBUKURO), on April 15 and 22 respectively.

chariots oneman flyer

chariots oneman flyer

PENTAGON new album announced!

PENTAGON new album announced!

PENTAGON will release their third full album, WANDERLUST, in two types on June 14!

The band has also announced an accompanying 47-stop nationwide tour, WANDER:LAST, starting on 2017-06-17 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA.

A men's only live will be held on 2017-06-18 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA, at which the members will greet attendees with “fighting spirit” at the entrance (I think), and will freely distribute a CD(?) tentatively titled Otokouta(Kari) (漢唄(仮)) {“men's song”}.

Guitarist Yutori (ゆとり) will hold his birthday live, 『YUTORI EXPO 2017 in NAGOYA』 ~Ano Hi Tobidashita kono Machi ga Tadashikatta~ (『YUTORI EXPO 2017 in NAGOYA』 ~あの日飛び出したこの街が正しかった~), though details are TBA.

Finally, a tour final and birthday celebration for bassist minpha (眠花) will be held on 2017-11-22 at Nippon Seinenkan (日本青年館).

PENTAGON will also release two live DVDs next month, but I'll make a separate post about that.

Support drummer Youichi will join Lucifer's underground

Support drummer Youichi will join Lucifer's underground

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.

Here's the rest of the band's live schedule so far:

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LACK-CO. new visual and releases
LACK-CO. new visual and releases

Lack-co. has revealed their new look and announced some new releases!

In February, they'll release the maxi-single Mushiiri CHOCOLATE (虫入りチョコレート) in two types (one with bonus track A and PV + offshot, and the other with bonus track B). They'll follow up with maxi-single Nenchakugata CRAZY SALTiri COOKIE (粘着型クレイジーソルト入りクッキー) in March, following the same two type format.

Their celebratory threeman with GRIMOIRE (グリモア) and LIRAIZO, Yuushuutani no Mushitachi (幽囚谷の虫達), will be held on 2017-02-15 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) CLUB PHASE, and their celebratory twoman with Chanty, Metsuboudoku Enkai (滅亡毒宴会), will be held at the same venue on 2017-03-15.

That will be followed up with a oneman tour, SID VICIOUS (シドヴィシャス), beginning on 2017-04-08 at Osaka (大阪) RUIDO, and ending with tour final oneman, NANCY (ナンシー), on 2017-05-20 at Shinjuku (新宿) ReNY.

GIGAMOUS vocalist to secede

On 2017-03-31, vocalist Shiki (式) will secede and GIGAMOUS will pause activities.

The band will hold their current-lineup last oneman tour, FINAL GIGA PARTY ROCK SHOW!!!!, from 2017-03-07, culminating with a 500-person-limited oneman, GIGAren 4 REVENGE (ギガ連4リベンジ), on March 31 at Shinjuku (新宿) ReNY.

Also in March, the band will release their first live DVD, which was recorded at their 2016-10-10 live. Further details TBA.

THE BLACK SWAN fifth single announced

THE BLACK SWAN has announced their 5th single: RAGE.

All songs on the single will feature 8-string guitar in Drop E tuning, “expressing the ultimate heaviness and roaring anger.” Aside from its release date of 2017-03-08, other details are TBA.

The band will hold their oneman tour, Rage, in March, with a tour final oneman at Shinjuku (新宿) BLAZE on 2017-04-22. Aside from the tour final, each show will be produced by a different member:

  • 2017-03-12 Produced by Makoto (誠) at Kashiwa (柏) Thumb Up
  • 2017-03-18 Produced by Len (煉) at Akita (秋田) LIVE SPOT 2000
  • 2017-03-25 Produced by JIN (儿) at Shizuoka (静岡) SUNASH
  • 2017-03-26 Produced by Itsuki (樹) at Nagano (長野) LIVE HOUSE J
  • 2017-04-02 Produced by RENA at Yonago (米子) AZTiC laughs

By the way, as of 2016-11-20, Len (煉) and RENA are no longer accepting fanmail.

D sponsors countdown oneman festival

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.


The first stage, Puroland ENTERTAINMENT HALL, will see CANTA at 13:40, followed by ALDIOUS, then D at 19:30, and GOTCHAROCKA at 01:10 the following morning. Other bands (TBA) will also perform on that stage.

The second stage, Puroland MARCHEN THEATER, will feature NoGoD at 20:00 and GIGAMOUS at 01:10 the following morning. (Apparently, these are the only two that will appear on that stage.)

The third stage, Puroland FAIRY LAND THEATER, has not announced its lineup yet.

At 23:30, the New Year countdown parade (presumably featuring all participating musicians?) will kick off at Puroland PURO VILLAGE, and will last until 00:15.


All attendees will receive the limited CD, HAPPY UNBIRTHDAY 2016~2017 COUNTDOWN PARADE ver., by D.

PISARRO: new look, release, member names, oneman, and event

PISARRO held their free oneman live today, and made several important announcements!

First, the band has an awesome new look!


Vocalist Koe (虎歪) also changes his name back to KAIRI (カイリ), which is what we knew him as during the SIVA days ;0;~ Similarly, bassist Vian changed his name back to Yume (夢).


The band also announced their first available-nationwide single, gradation! It will be released in January, in two types (PV version / bonus track version). They've already released the PV via YouTube \m/


PISARRO's next sponsored event will be the chaotic gallery: picture04 takadanobaba area on 2017-01-16 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA. They'll also hold their first paid oneman live (and KAIRI birthday celebration event), Shajitsuha STRATEGY (写実派ストラテジー), on 2017-05-20 at EDGE IKEBUKURO.


By the way, at their oneman today, they sold new artist photosets, an original passcase, and original cheki holder. (That's in addition to the two live-limited singles that were available.)

AVANCHICK new look, album details, and more

AVANCHICK has revealed their new artist photos and the covers/tracklist for their upcoming album.

More details of their oneman tour, Ashita moshi Sekai ga Owatte mo (明日もし世界が終わっても), have been announced:

  • 10/05 Sendai space Zero - acoustic live
  • 10/06 Aomori SUNSHINE - Kagari-moderated talk
  • 10/08 SUSUKINO 810 - mini-live
  • 10/09 SUSUKINO 810 - Gekidan Otakeza live
  • 10/12 Nagano LIVE HOUSE J - acoustic live
  • 10/13 Shizuoka Sunash - Gekidan Otakeza live
  • 10/17 Niigata GOLDEN PIGS BLACK STAGE - acoustic live
  • 10/18 Kanazawa AZ - part-change live
  • 10/22 Kumamoto Django - Gekidan Otakeza live
  • 10/23 Fukuoka graf - acoustic live
  • 10/24 Hiroshima Cave-Be - REI-moderated talk
  • 10/26 Okayama CRAZYMAMA2ndRoom - part-change live
  • 10/27 Kagawa GET HALL - Hyu-ga-moderated talk
  • 10/30 Urawa NARCISS - part-change Halloween live
  • 11/05 Kashiwa ThumbUp - Otake-moderated talk
  • 11/06 Mito SONIC - Gekidan Otakeza live
  • 11/07 Koriyama CLUB#9 - part-change live

Gekidan Otakeza sponsored event Aki no Yuuutsu (秋の憂鬱) will be held on 2016-11-19 at Shinjuku (新宿) club SCIENCE. Otakeza will perform, as will AVANCHICK as a special guest.

Furthermore, AVANCHICK will hold their sponsored event tour, Shinshun Otakeza TOUR (新春おたけ座ツアー), in January 2017. At the moment, it appears that only AVANCHICK will perform at those dates, despite “Otakeza” being in the tour title.

To be completely honestly, I'm pretty confused about the whole Otakeza thing... Sometimes it seems to be a CindyKate session, sometimes an AVANCHICK alter-ego, and sometimes just an event name. And sometimes it's just Otakeza (おたけ座), while other times it's Gekidan Otakeza (劇団おたけ座). If someone can shed light on this, please do, lol.

The second press of AVANCHICK's IDOL single is now available for pre-order from Chaotic Harmony. Each copy will be signed by all members and will be further personalized with your name. Each copy also includes an artist photo, again signed by all members.

Lilith to revive

Lilith, who paused activities in January due to their drummer's illness, will revive in September!

On 2016-09-28, the band will hold their revival live and 17th(!) oneman, 魔都制圧-Rebirth-.

Their next oneman, 魔都制圧-Hidden Ability-, will follow on October 6th, and their Halloween sponsored event, LIN MING PRODUCTION 「ROCK AGE Case.004」 「MAD Halloween in 魔都」, on October 29th. Their Xmas special live, 魔都制圧-Holy Night-, will be held on December 25th, and guitarist Lin (凛) will celebrate his birthday at their 20th oneman, 魔都制圧-AS Night-, the following day.

The band has also announced an Asia tour for 2017, but other details are TBA.

Lilith will release their 6th EP, Rebirth-歸來-, on 2016-09-28, with sales limited to that day only. (I'm not sure if the EP will only be sold at the live event―or if online orders will be accepted, but for one day only.) By the way, this EP will include their first Japanese song!

Lilith's 3-track 7th EP, 盤龍舞鳳-Dragon Heir-, will be released on 2016-12-21 (through the normal venues this time). A 2-track digital version will be sold on the same day.

I'm looking forward to their new songs ☆ミ

In other news, Lilith guitarist 凛-Lin- and bassist 修羅-Shura- have signed endorsement deals with ESP Guitars! Congrats, guys.

Note: As usual, I'm unable to romanise the Chinese correctly. Feel free to suggest corrections~

MARCO oneman footage released

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 announces first mini-album

chariots has announced their first mini-album! (Since reviving, anyway.)

Shinkou ni Yurameku, Hakanaki Sekirei will be released in November of this year, but all further details are TBA.

In the mean time, they also announced a coupling tour with THE GALLO, NEO JAPANESQUE BEAUTY AND CATASTROPHE; a mini-oneman in celebration of KAZ's birthday, Birth of KARMA; and a full oneman at O-WEST!

I can't wait to hear the mini-album 👊

Mis†ake lives and releases in 2016
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.

So here's a roundup of their lives and releases, since announcing their limited revival at the beginning of the year. Some of it's been posted already, but much of it has not. (Sorry for not doing this earlier, but the sheer amount of distributed/limited releases―and the zetsubou of knowing I can't get them―has made me put it off |д゚)



Mis†ake begins temporary revival, as Mis†akeⅡ (From.加古川) (Mis†akeⅡ (From.Kakogawa)). Oneman, Mezamereba, REMEMBER (めざめれば、リメンバー), is held at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) JU-ZA, with opening act Paranoid≠circuS.

- Custom tea bag is freely distributed to attendees.
- PV DVD of First Period Mis†ake, Suimen ni Utsuru Hidarimawari no Bousui Tokei (水面に映る左回りの防水時計), is sold at the live.
- Custom armband is sold at the live.
- New single, Ishi ga Furu Mado (石が降る窓), is sold at the live.
- “Holy name” (nickname)―for use in social media sites, etc.―is assigned to qualifying attendees.
- Custom face mask is sold.



Mis†akeⅡ sponsored event, Gekokujou FROM Kakogawa Anata (下克上 フロム 加古川 彼方), is held at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) JU-ZA.

- Custom 3-piece black tea set is sold.
- Custom keyholder is sold.
- Custom armband is sold.
- New single, Kakogawa Shinjuu (加古川心中), is sold.



Mis†akeⅡ drops the “Ⅱ” from their name, even though they're still technically the “second period” of Mis†ake. They appear at live event SEVEN Collection at Umeda (梅田) Zeela.

- New costumes are debuted.
- Important announcement is made: a live event will be held.
- New single, Ame NI ChiRU, Barabara NO Sakura。 (雨二散ル、薔薇薔薇ノ桜。), is sold.
- Sticker 2-piece set is sold.
- Live CD is freely distributed to those who spend 5,000 yen on goods.



“Kakogawa Mikkai Shuukai (加古川密会集会)” (fan meeting), cafe de take †alk, is held at Ashiharabashi (芦原橋) cafe make.

- New CD, Hakkyoukyoku (発狂曲), is freely distributed to attendees.
- Original badges (4 possible) are sold.
- Original recorder, which includes music sheet for Ishi ga Furu Mado (石が降る窓), is sold.



Oneman, Gekokujou FROM Anata ~Tokubetsuyoru~ (下克上 フロム 彼方 ~特別夜~), is held at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) JUZA, with opening act ZON.

- HOLYNAME (nickname) is assigned to attendees (who have not been previously assigned).
- Last original tea collection is sold.
- Original book of lyrics + α (unspecified bonus content) + live CD-R, Marugoto Mis†ake 漆黒ノ暗黒本 (まるごと Mis†ake 漆黒ノ暗黒本), is sold.
- Those who spend 5,000 yen on goods are awarded a “Kakogawa meeting coupon” (加古川密会券).
- New single, Maigo no Haigo (迷子の背後), is sold.
- Deep red candle with raspberry/strawberry scent is sold.
- Original badge is sold.



Sponsored event, Gekokujou FROM Kakogawa Anata ~Dainimaku~ (下克上 フロム 加古川 彼方 ~第二幕~), is held at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) JUZA.

- New single, ×××××, is sold.



Mis†ake indefinite activity pause oneman, Endless End -ANO Kane wo Narasu no ha ANATA- (Endless End -アノ鐘をならすのはアタナ-), is held at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) JUZA, with opening act Gekokujou FROM CABOS (下克上 フロム カボス).

- New song, Endless End, is freely distributed to attendees.
- New song, Youen de Taihaiteki de Tanbi de Koware sou na Kurui sou na Kyoku (妖艶で退廃的で耽美で壊れそうな狂いそうな曲), is freely distributed to those who spend 5,000 yen.
- Bes†ake―which includes title tracks from past singles + new song Yami Kawaii (やみかわいい)―is sold.
- Coupling†ake―which includes coupling tracks from past singles + new song KONNA HAZUJANAKATTA・・・ (コンナハズジャナカッタ・・・) + live recording(s)―is sold.
- An important announcement is made.


Gekokujou FROM CABOS (下克上 フロム カボス)
Support V. sakura (春雪-sakura-) [solo]
G. Kiryu (桐生) [Antares]
G. Abi (亞弾) [ex-Glory Abyss~DestroNaughts]
B. You (蝣) [ex-GODZILLA]
D. CABOS (カボス) [Mis†ake]

※ Originally planned vocalist Souji (総司) [ex-DECIDE~etc.] was unable to attend, so 春雪-sakura- took his place.

02. SABATO (サバト) (MEJIBRAY cover)
03. KARMA (カルマ) (MEJIBRAY cover)


Mis†akeⅡ (From.加古川)

V. ソドム
G. 血飛沫飛沫
Support G. 碧
B. ?
D. カボス


By the way, Sanada Ren will perform on 2016-07-27 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) VARON.
MARCO new live-limited single, 「Haitoku to Lingerie」
More details have been revealed for Marco's latest distributed release!

The single, now called Haitoku to Lingerie (背徳とランジェリー), will be officially released on August 11 at their free oneman live at Ikebukuro RUIDO K3. (I'm assuming that it'll still be distributed at their other lives during their threeman tour.) The CD will also be enclosed in the tickets of the band's free oneman, along with a LIVE CD, and the ticket will cost 5000 yen. Also being sold at the live will be a six-piece photoset of the band, and a sweet-looking towel.

FYI, Marco have also played a new song, Kinrandonsu (金襴緞子), at their 7/4 live...hope it appears in a future release (that I can actually get!!)!! They've also revealed their newest look, which is fierce as hell 🔥🔥🔥 I love how Rei's look is very reminiscent of that of Gara's look in the early days of MERRY~


In other news, Marco will appear on the third day of chariots' presents tour, 「more glitch reception vol.4」 on July 30 at Ikebukuro EDGE. Also appearing will be PISARRO, Raindia (レインディア), and Mediena (メディーナ). ✨

GIGAMOUS releases, lives, and HEISEI ISHIN memorial
Lots of GIGA news today, in the wake of GIGAMOUS' tour final! New releases and lives... and more HEISEI ISHIN memorial lives!

GIGAMOUS will hold a twoman with Mix Speaker's,Inc., Giga Mix, on 2016-11-26 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA.

A two-part memorial live to deceased HEISEI ISHIN vocalist, Taku (拓), will be held. Heisei revolution party 2016 (平成revolution party 2016) 【Osakahen】 (【大阪編】) and 【Tokyohen】 (【東京編】) will be held on 2016-12-09 at OSAKA amHALL and 2016-12-13 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA, respectively. Details TBA, but I'm so glad that this tradition is being continued! R.I.P Taku 💔

GIGAMOUS vocalist Shiki (式) will hold his birthday oneman, Shiki Seitansai (式聖誕祭), on 2016-12-01 at Shibuya (渋谷) REX. Details TBA.

GIGAMOUS vocalist Shiki (式) will also embark on a solo tour (he previously acted as a solo artist before joining the band). Tabidori (旅鳥) will start on 2016-08-18 in Tokyo (東京). Details TBA. (I wonder if he'll have a release too 🤔)

GIGAMOUS has revealed their new artist photo! Check it out above. (I love it!)

The band will release their mini-album GIGAGAIN on 2016-09-07, to commemorate their 3rd anniversary! It contains re-recordings of previously-released singles, plus at least one new song. (My prediction is 4 old songs + 1 new? What do you think?)

The band will also release their 8th single (details TBA) on 2016-11-09, also in commemoration of their 3rd anniversary.

Their 3rd anniversary celebration tour, GIGA PARTY ROCK SHOW!!!!, will commence on 2016-09-14 at Sapporo (札幌) Spiritual Lounge.

They'll also have a special event, 3shuunen ONEMAN Chokuzen Giganeko Kekkishuukai (3周年ワンマン直前戯画猫決起集会), at Shibuya (渋谷) RUIDO K2.

Finally, their tour final oneman(?), GIGAMOUS 3shuunen & seiya Seitansai (ギガマウス3周年&seiya誠誕祭), will be held on 2016-10-10 at Tokyo (東京) Kinema Club (東京キネマ倶楽部).

AVANCHICK's important announcement
AVANCHICK has made an important announcement: they'll hold a oneman, a oneman tour, and a sponsored event tour!

Their first oneman will be held on 2016-07-08 at TSUTAYA O-WEST. Further details TBA.

Then, their sponsored event tour, Haa・・・ Mou Yamu (はぁ・・・もう病む), will begin on 2016-08-03 at Niigata (新潟) GOLDEN PIGS BLACK STAGE and end on 2016-08-28 at Nagano (長野) LIVE HOUSE J.

Finally, their 21-stop oneman tour, Ashita mo Shisekai ga Owatte mo (明日もし世界が終わっても), will start on 2016-10-05 at Sendai (仙台) space Zero and end on 2016-11-12 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) paradigm.

There are three locations at which the band performs twice in two days, so I wonder if those are special Osaka-Tokyo-Nagoya two-day lives...
MARCO new live-limited CD, threeman tour, + onemans
After releasing their latest live-limited single just yesterday, Marco have announced yet another distributed release...*le sigh*

The CD will be distributed at their threeman live tour on the following dates:

  • 2016/08/29 at Niigata CLUB RIVERST
  • 2016/08/30 at Sendai SPACE ZERO
  • 2016/09/08 at Osaka LIVE HOUSE D'
  • 2016/09/09 at NAGOYA HOLIDAY NEXT

Other than that, no details have been announced about the release itself, nor the names of other participating bands in the tour.

The band will also hold their free oneman at Ikebukuro RUIDO K3 on August 11, and will have their second anniversary oneman, Henjin Kansha-sai (変人感謝祭), at Ikebukuro CHOP on September 11.

Also fyi, they have started up their own showroom where live radio shows will be broadcasted, hosted by bassist Shunsuke. No shows have been announced at this time.
PISARRO to release two new singles, announcement, + birthday events
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.

The new single, entitled Fuhen no Tsuki, will be sold at Like an Edison, little HEARTS., and even iTunes, for 500 yen. The single is due to be released on October 22, 2016. You can check out the preview on the video below:

On the same day, the band will also release a live-distributed single, Gekijou Palette, at their free oneman live, Camille no Atelier (カミーユのアトリエ) at Shinjuku FNV. The single will also include an SE and a bonus track.

PISARRO have also stated that they will make an important announcement at that live (a la kisaki)....hope it's nothing too serious.

In the meantime, they have posted their tour schedule after that date, mainly consisting of birthday events:

2016/11/19 at Ikebukuro EDGE - 弥妓(yako) birthday
2016/12/16 at Ikebukuro EDGE - 渉(wataru) birthday
2017/01/16 at Takanobaba AREA
2017/02/11 at HOLIDAY SHINJUKU - Vian birthday
2017/03/05 at HOLIDAY SHINJUKU - 楓(kaede) birthday

PINOKIO single and live-distributed CD
PINOKIO will release its first single!

PINOKIO, the solo project of ex-ClearVeil guitarist Amamiya Ryuuto (雨宮 流斗), will release Zetsubou, Hajimemashita。 (絶望、はじめました。), on 2016-08-03. The single will include 3 tracks, plus a DVD with live footage and unspecified bonus footage.

A release celebration sponsored event tour, Natsu Melancholy Box。 (夏めらんこりぃぼっくす。), will be held on 2016-08-09, 10, and 17 at OSAKA RUIDO, HOLIDAY NAGOYA, and EDGE IKEBUKURO, respectively.

Finally, PINOKIO's oneman live, Zetsubou Kaiten -ZETSUBOU DRIVE- (絶望廻転-ゼツボウドライブ-), will be held on 2016-09-22 at Higashikoenji (東高円寺) Nimandenatsu (二万電圧). A new song (title TBA) will be freely distributed to attendees.


By the way, here are the project's lineups for upcoming lives, beginning on 2016-05-22:

V. Amamiya Ryuuto (雨宮 流斗) [ex-ClearVeil]
Support G. RomiWO. (ろみヲ.) [ex-One★Star]
Support B. Azuki (梓姫) [ex-A'LETZA]

2016-05-22, 05-23:
Support D. Siyu (詩悠) [ex-Nobady]

2016-06-10, 06-25, 08-09, 09-22:
Support D. Yuize (ゆいぜ)

2016-08-10, 08-17:
Support D. Rio (理緒) [ex-GAGA]


Also, I forgot to mention it before, but Ryuuto's first band, TEDDY (テディ), will hold a one-day revival at PINOKIO's 08-10 event.
V. ukiru。 (ぅきる。) [ex-TEDDY~Juliette]
G. Miyuu (みゆう) [ex-TEDDY]
G. Ryu♂to (りゅ♂と) [ex-TEDDY~ClearVeil]
B. RomiWO. (ろみヲ.) [ex-One★Star]
D. Non (のん) [ex-TEDDY~$WANTED$ ($ウオンテッド$)]
Lucifer's underground drummer to secede at oneman
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.

Atuki's comment for leaving is below. He doesn't give much of a reason (except “I had to leave”), but this is the same guy that was kicked out of Cu[be] for unknown reasons, so I wonder if he has family drama or something. At any rate, Lucifer's underground plans to continue with support drummers, for now.


Lucifer's underground一同

AVANCHICK 5th single, 4th oneman, & announcement
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 new single will be available in three types: all include the same two songs, plus a PV DVD, bonus track 1, or bonus track 2. A PV clip is already up:

Their 4th oneman live, Jinsei GAME (人生ゲーム), will be held at TSUTAYA O-WEST on 2016-07-08, at which they'll make an important announcement. I hope it's something good, like an album D:
THE BLACK SWAN label change and album
THE BLACK SWAN finished their oneman, Judge the Value, today. They made three important announcements:

First, they're joining the label Terakoya (寺子屋), which is currently home to Minus Jin-Say Orchestra, ENSOKU (えんそく), and OTOME-KOKKA (乙女国家).

Second, their full album will be re-released in stores on 2016-04-27 as OUSIA. Details are TBA. (Not sure if there will be changes to the tracklist.)

Finally, their 2nd anniversary oneman, OUSIA, will be held on 2016-06-03 at TSUTAYA O-WEST.

Posts from 2015

THE BLACK SWAN full album tracklist up
THE BLACK SWAN full album tracklist up

THE BLACK SWAN has revealed the tracklist for their live-distributed full album, OUSIA-dispersed-.

There are 5 new songs in total:

It features the title tracks from their four singles, plus a new version of the live-distributed song [S]TRIPPER (with re-recorded guitar and bass, and a full remix). DEJECTED RAIN, a composition of guitarist MAKOTO (誠), is included with a new arrangement (than what is heard live). Although they don't mention which titles this applies to, the “ultra hard” first compositions of bassist RENA and guitarist ITSUKI (樹) are included, along with an 11 minute “musical life's masterpiece” by vocalist JIN (儿).

As a reminder, this album will be freely distributed to attendees of the band's 2016-01-05 special oneman, Judge the Value, at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA. Tickets have no set price―attendees are asked to pay, after the live, whatever amount they felt the performance was worth. Those who buy a 3,000 yen premium ticket will further receive an OUSIA booklet.

By the way, a live clip of the band will broadcast on TV channel TBS program TOKOTON Horisagetai! Ikimono ni THANK YOUU!! SP (トコトン掘り下げ隊!生き物にサンキュー!!SP) on 2015-12-23 from 18:30.
GOEMON RECORDS new year lucky bags
GOEMON RECORDS has announced its three-type (ARLEQUIN, PENTAGON, or GOEMON) 2016 New Year lucky bags.

Each bag is 9,999 yen and contains 8~10 items, including a ticket to one part of a special three-part event at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA on 2016-01-23. They will be available for order from 2015-12-01 through 2015-12-05.

The two artist bags will contain items of their namesakes, plus a ticket to that band's oneman portion of the 2016-01-23 event (so ARLEQUIN bag includes ARLEQUIN items + ticket to ARLEQUIN oneman). Meanwhile, the GOEMON bag includes items of both artists, plus a ticket to the vocalist shuffle twoman portion of the live, which will feature PENTAGON feat. Aki and ARLEQUIN feat. chizuru.

The lucky bags will ship on 2016-01-12.
Lilith will pause activities due to drummer's illness + album
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.

Until that time, Lilith will hold their already-scheduled lives: a guest performance on December 13th, their sponsored event Matoku Seiatsu -Everlasting- (魔都制圧-Everlasting-) on the 20th, and sponsored event Matoku Seiatsu -Snow- (魔都制圧-Snow-) on the 25th [all at Shanghai (上海) YUYINTANG LIVEHOUSE (育音堂)]. Lilith's last live [for now] will be their biggest-ever: a free oneman, Matoku Seiatsu -FAITH- (魔都制圧-FAITH-), at Repluse Bay (浅水湾) Q.HALL on 2016-01-17.

Finally, the band has mentioned that they will release their first full album, 円夢中華-Genuine to the Core-, which will feature new and old songs, sometime in April of 2016. Sorry, I'm not sure how to romanise the Chinese ^^;
THE BLACK SWAN live distributed full album
THE BLACK SWAN will freely distribute their full album, OUSIA-dispersed-, at their decide-your-price oneman, Judge the Value, on 2016-01-05 at Takadanobaba AREA.

The band will also make an important announcement at the live. *Please no disbandment*

As I previously reported, entry to the oneman is free, but customers are asked to pay “what they think the performance was worth” afterward. Everyone who attends will receive the full album. Those who purchase a “premium ticket” (3,000 yen) will further receive the luxurious booklet, which discloses “the world of OUSIA.”

The band has not mentioned if the album will also be sold in stores.

(If anyone's attending the live, I'll pay for the album + premium booklet!)

VARYL will disband + guitarist Juri will retire
Sad announcement for VARYL fans - VARYL will disband after their oneman live at Takadanobaba AREA on January 8, 2016.

The disbandment comes on the same day that guitarist 樹璃 (Juri) will depart and retire for "family reasons", and the band can't continue without him. Recently, Juri has suffered a number of health issues to the point where he was abruptly transported to the hospital while on his way to the studio. According to his blog, he was suffering from acute dizziness, nausea, cramping of his hands and feet, and also a worsening case of tinnitus and a severe headache - all reaching up to the possibility of Ménière's disease, an ear disease that affects hearing and balance.

A very tragic - and sudden - way to thoughts go out to Juri. Hopefully the rest of the guys will continue on with band activities, this group was truly short-lived.

UPDATE: Guitarist Juri has departed early on September 16, 2015, due to his worsening condition caused by Ménière's disease, his father announced today.

Another update: Juri's departure is now questionable, as the rest of the band are waiting for a direct response from Juri himself about his departure. They hope he will be able to participate at their last oneman.
GIGAMOUS: new look, new single “Chouou”, and oneman lives
GIGAMOUS revealed their new Egypt-inspired look today, and announced their next single, Chouou (頂王).

The band also announced their free oneman tour, GOLD RUSH TOUR 2015~Muryou daYO! Zenin Shuugou!, which will be held throughout November, and their 500-person-limited oneman, GIGAren 4 ~Kaishin no Shigeki~. Check their biography for full information.
ARLEQUIN new single and oneman announced
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.
UPDATE: CARAT will disband on September 16
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: members' activity pause comments, and last tour
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.

The first 50 people who buy tickets to a Dedicate to Graveyard~Everlasting Wish~ show, through the official web shop, will receive a limited LIN t-shirt.

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EDIT: Shattered-Tranquility finally translated the comments. You can check them out here.
Lucifer's underground shares footage of first oneman
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:
Mischievous first oneman
Mischievous has announced their first oneman, to be held in October in celebration of their upcoming single, AZALEA.
PENTAGON second oneman and twoman
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 new singles and PEN COLLE part two 「TETSUKIZU」 plan
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 band gives an explanation about TETSUKIZU―鉄絆, it means “iron bonds”―but it's super-typical BS about the ~unbreakable bonds~ between fans and band members, friends and family, etc.
  • PENTAGON will collaborate with NICO Visu (ニコびじゅ), the visual kei branch of video service NICO NICO:

    On 2015-08-25, the band will hold their “research recital” (live), PENTAGON no Jiyuukenkyuu Happyoukai (ペンタゴンの自由研究発表会), at Ikebukuro (池袋) P'PARCO. Tickets are 3,000 yen and will be distributed randomly to those who form an orderly line at the venue on the day of the concert. After the show, attendees will be allowed to take a photo with the band, and will also receive a signed photo as a present.

    On the same day, at 16:00 JST, PENTAGON will appear on NICO Visu, streaming worldwide. I assume this is just a talk session
  • Later that day, the band will hold their live, TETSUKIZU Matsuri ~Oretachi no Tetsukizu~ (テツキズ祭~俺たちの鉄絆~), at Toshima Koukaidou (豊島公会堂).
  • After the success of the PENTAGON-designed parka, the band has announced their t-shirts and sailor shirts. The shirts will be sold at the web shop from 2015-06-15 through 2015-06-20. And of course, fans attending the TETSUKIZU activities are encouraged to wear them!
  • The new single will be pre-sold at Toshima Koukaidou and the nearby Like an Edison, on 2015-08-25. Those who purchase 3 types on that day will receive a privilege DVD with two live recordings from the band's first oneman. Those who purchase all 5 types will receive a DVD with the same two live recordings plus a third live recording.
THE BLACK SWAN new single―and more
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 ❤):

  • THE BLACK SWAN has announced special oneman live to be held in 2016... There's no set ticket price―fans can pay whatever they want, after the show, based on what they think the band's performance was worth. Pretty brave, and cool!
  • The band has also announced another threeman live:
  • At the aforementioned threeman lives, a free present will be distributed to attendees. I'm still not sure what the present is... However, attendees who bring their ticket stubs from the band's 2015-05-22 threeman, to the 2015-08-24 threeman, will receive a random type (TYPE-N, TYPE-A, or TYPE-K) of Nazo no Enban (謎の円盤). If I remember correctly, the previous Nazo no Enban turned out to be a comment video, so I assume that's what this is.
  • It seems that THE BLACK SWAN has formed their alter-ego band, “THE WHITE SWAN” (seen in the photo above). It seems that THE WHITE SWAN will “hijack” certain upcoming THE BLACK SWAN lives.
  • At their oneman today, the band held a special raffle (one turn cost 3,000 yen, or was free with purchase of the band's previous maxi-single). Available presents were satsueikai with the band, unspecified goods, purikura, or copies of previously live-distributed items. THE BLACK SWAN also sold a special 6-piece trading card photoset for 1,500 yen.
  • I'm not sure if I ever mentioned it, but THE BLACK SWAN was recently added to the VISUAL CRUSADE digital trading card game.
ARLEQUIN sells out―additional oneman lives announced
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 festival and versus Grieva
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.

By the way, VISUNAVI has some great pics of today's oneman.

[rumor] GIGAMOUS left BadeggBox?
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.

So, again, I can't confirm this, but it seems as GIGAMOUS has become independent. That would also make sense in regards to them releasing a best album without disbanding (yet, lol). Please let me know if I've just failed to notice some official announcement!

GIGAMOUS has also announced two more limited-capacity oneman lives, plus a fan meeting:

Paranoid≠circuS 2nd anniversary lives and distributed CD
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 oneman announced!!
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.
LIN's new song
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 announces new single Memento-Mori
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.

Those who purchase Memento-Mori from the official web shop will receive a 30 minute live + comment DVD.

CARAT disbanding
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.

No reason for the disbandment is given, aside from “repeated discussions with the label (Sound Addict Laboratory)”.
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 150-limited oneman
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 2nd maxi-single and oneman
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.

Posts from 2014

First mini-album and oneman from Lucifer's underground
First mini-album and oneman from Lucifer's underground

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!

  • 2015-02-24 at Nagoya (名古屋) CLUB 3STAR IMAIKE
    vocalist HINA birthday sponsored event
    ※ poster will be freely distributed
  • 2015-03-18 at Nagoya CLUB 3STAR IMAIKE
    sponsored event Lucifer's showcase No.1
  • 2015-05-26 at Nagoya HOLIDAY NEXT
    bassist Yuuri birthday sponsored event
  • 2015-06-22 at Nagoya CLUB 3STAR IMAIKE
    first oneman Singin' in the Last Rain

The band's Twitter is open at @Lucifers_Info, and their OHP will open in February 2015.
the:Ø to release mini-album
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 announces 2015 single and two-part oneman
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.

GOEMON RECORDS Presents REALies 2 part ONEMAN HARVEST the past
2015-03-15 14:30 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA
REALies (oneman)

HARVEST the future
2015-03-15 19:00 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA
REALies (oneman)

Tatoeba Konna Hanashi new maxi-single and 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.

first anniversary oneman 90min no AUDITORIUM (90minのオーディトリアム)
2014-02-21 at OSAKA RUIDO
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (oneman)

※ unspecified CD will be freely distribute to attendees

Tatoeba Konna Hanashi discography
ARLEQUIN oneman sold out in one minute!!!
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 double oneman
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)!!

GOEMON RECORDS Presents one-day double-oneman
Zenin -Aki- (全員-暁-)
2014-12-06 at SHIBUYA REX (16:00~)
Call Me (opening act) / ARLEQUIN (oneman)

※ attendees who try to emulate Aki's hair style will receive a certificate with his message

~Sensou wo Shiranai DAMEningentachi~ (~戦争を知らないダメ人間たち~)
2014-12-06 at SHIBUYA REX (19:00~)
ARLEQUIN (oneman)

※ the band will be wearing camouflage/military clothes and expect a violent live
※ attendees who wear camouflage clothes will receive a birthday celebration sticker with special message

LIN new look and live details
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!

  • Their national tour ♯2-2, Genesis of Empathize, will kick off on 2014-09-13, and will run through 2015-01-14, with final to be held later that month.

    LIN national tour ♯2-2 Genesis of Empathize
    2014-09-13 at Takadanobaba AREA
    2014-09-15 at Sapporo SUSUKINO 810
    2014-09-23 at Takadanobaba AREA
    2014-10-05 at Kobe SONIC
    2014-10-12 at Hattoriryokuchi Yagaiongakudou
    2014-10-26 at Hakata DRUM SON
    2014-10-29 at SHIBUYA-REX
    2014-10-31 at Kanazawa AZ
    2014-11-03 at Spporo DUCE
    2014-11-05 at TSUTAYA O-WEST
    2014-11-07 at Nagoya ell.FITS ALL
    2014-11-08 at OSAKA RUIDO
    2014-11-09 at Kyoto GROWLY
    2014-11-14 at Sendai JUNK BOX
    2014-11-16 at OSAKA MUSE
    2014-11-22 at EDGE Ikebukuro
    2014-11-23 at Takadanobaba AREA
    2014-11-26 at Ash OSAKA
    2014-11-27 at Umeda zeela
    2014-11-28 at Nagoya HOLIDAY NEXT
    2014-11-29 at EDGE Ikebukuro
    2014-12-02 at Kawasaki CLUB CITTA'
    2014-12-22 at Meguro ROCKMAYKAN
    2014-12-25 at OSAKA MUSE
    2014-12-28 at Takadanobaba AREA
    2014-12-31 at OSAKA RUIDO
    2015-01-05 at Osaka JANUS
    2015-01-14 at Shibuya DUO -Music Exchange-

  • Guitarist CERO will celebrate his birthday with a sponsored event, at which his special session will appear, on 2014-12-01:

    CERO birthday celebration sponsored event Here's looking at me, kid
    2014-12-01 at Ikebukuro (池袋) RUIDO-K3
    • CERO BIRTHDAY SESSION (CEROバースデーイエーセッション) 【V. SUI [LIN] / G. CERO [LIN] / G. sena [GLARENOVEL] / B. Ray [ex-NEGA] / D. YUSHI [LIN]】
    • FOODED SEAL / ROZERO (ロゼロ) / 2nd awake / Xeno。 (ゼノ。) / Scarlet Valse / PLACEBO / La'veil MizeriA / GLARD / SNUFKIN (スナフキン) / AxiA
  • LIN will hold their Christmas sponsored event, with lots of ex-UCP members' bands, on 2014-12-25:

    CD release celebration event 2014 Exalted Masquerade -a Holy X'mas-
    2014-12-25 at OSAKA MUSE
    LIN (40 minute stage) / THE BLACK SWAN / RevleZ / CELL / Tatoeba Konna Hanashi / the:Ø / AVANCHICK / XENON / ZIN (ジン) / MEKAKUSI (メカクシ) / UnRealistic

    ※ unspecified special plans

  • As previously mentioned, LIN will act as countdown guest during New Year countdown event Naniwa Tamashii ~Kansai Seiatsu 2014-2015~.
  • LIN will end their national tour, Genesis of Empathize, with their first Tokyo oneman two-days!

    LIN national tour FINAL and first Tokyo oneman Genesis of Empathize -Kaisouroku- (-回想録-)
    2015-01-24 at EDGE Ikebukuro
    LIN (oneman)

    Genesis of Empathize -Tsuisouroku- (-追想録-)
    2015-01-25 at EDGE Ikebukuro
    LIN (oneman)

  • Finally, the band will hold its 2nd period 1 year anniversary celebration oneman on 2015-05-31, although details and location have not yet been announced. Those who purchase Recollection of Phoenix will receive an application coupon for tickets.
LIN new CD and oneman lives
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!

Those who purchase the mini-album will receive an application coupon to receive tickets to the band's 2015-05-31 second period first anniversary oneman, although details of that live haven't been announced yet.

More details will arrive once the info is officially announced, but for now you can check out the tracklist of their mini-album!
GOEMON RECORDS new band: Call Me
GOEMON RECORDS has announced its new, limited-time, medical-themed band, Call Me!

Call Me
V. 千吊-chizuru-
B. 眠花-minpha-
Support G. 拓-taku-
Support D. 篤輝-murasaki- [ex-VARED (support)]
Mascot. PENTAGON (ペンタゴン)

Call Me will hold its formation live on 2014-09-15 at TSUTAYA O-WEST. The bassist's birthday live will be held on 2014-11-24, and, after that, Call Me will hold their disbandment(?) oneman on 2014-12-13.

In the mean time, Call Me will begin free distribution of their first (only?) single, OMUKAE (オムカエ). It will be limited to 10,000 copies and available exclusively in Like an Edison stores. You can already hear the title track, in full, below:

GOEMON RECORDS Presents Call Me formation live OMUKAE (オムカエ)
2014-09-15 at TSUTAYA O-WEST
Call Me / REALies / ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) (guest) / heidi. / DEZERT / Black Gene For the Next Scene / (TBA)

眠花-minpha- BIRTHDAY 3 MAN Min≠zai (眠≠罪)
2014-11-24 at Ikebukuro (池袋) BlackHole
Call Me / ARLEQUIN / REALies

GOEMON RECORDS presents Call Me disbandment oneman Botsu (没)
2014-12-13 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE
Call Me

ARLEQUIN sold out in 3 minutes
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.

But of course, given the pace of this band, I'm sure the announcement will be good!

ARLEQUIN has also uploaded a preview of their upcoming single, Hakaana (墓穴):

ARLEQUIN new look, release, and O-WEST oneman!
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).

Third maxi-single Hakaana will be released on 2014-07-30 in three types: both with the title track and Apotosis; A with PV DVD, B with live DVD, and C with bonus track.

Continuing their tradition of collaborating with Like an Edison, each member of ARLEQUIN will produce his own "grave” at Like an Edison stores. Tickets to visit members' graves will be awarded to those who purchase all three types. Those who purchase any type will be rewarded with one random DVD privilege (of 5 possible) with footage of a member's challenge to himself.

The new oneman details are unchanged from what I posted here.
ARLEQUIN anniversary oneman, and two twoman
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?!

GOEMON RECORDS Presents ARLEQUIN 1st Anniversary ONEMAN Michidzure。 (道連れ。)
2014-10-19 at TSUTAYA O-WEST
ARLEQUIN (oneman)

Jisedai Nagoyakei Taiketsu twoman DEEP UNDER
2014-09-30 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) ARE
AvelCain vs ARLEQUIN (twoman)

OSAKA MUSE presents Lucky Members!!
2014-10-07 at OSAKA MUSE

Tatoeba Konna Hanashi marketing 5/14
The latest Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) marketing schemes:

  • At their 2014-05-02 sponsored event, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi sold new t-shirts (3,000 yen) and new photosets (two types: each with 4 solo photos for 1,000 yen).
  • Those who purchased both types of new photosets at Tatoeba's 2014-05-02 live received a bonus group photograph.
  • Those who spent 5,000 yen at the band's 2014-05-02 live received a live DVD-R with footage from their 2014-03-22 live, plus an additional DVD-R containing furitsuke instructional footage by Masami for their untitled Shinkyoku 3 (しんきょく3).
  • Due to the success of their sponsored event, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi has announced their oneman live, NOBLE CULTURE (ノベルカルチャー), which will be held on 2014-09-21 at LIVEHOUSE D'. The band also revealed their new look (above).
  • Tatoeba Konna Hanashi began distribution of their stamp card at their 2014-05-02 sponsored event. Customers who attend all 4 of the band's lives throughout May (receiving stamps at each one) will be invited to a “women's group” in June.
  • Tatoeba's invitation-only “women's group” tea party will be held in June in Osaka (specific date and location TBD, based upon participants' availability). The tea party will feature “girl talk”, “girl fashion”, band members' homemade candy, DVD screenings, and more.
  • Those who spent 5,000 yen at the band's 2014-05-11 or 2014-05-13 lives could select one of the following presents:

    1. demo CD-R of Shinkyoku 3 (しんきょく3)
    2. live DVD-R of 2014-03-03 performance
    3. digest live DVD-R of February and March performances

REALies PV spot and birthday lives
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?

REALies guitarists Ritsu (律) and N∀O will hold their birthday lives in July and August, respectively. A special opening act will appear at N∀O's birthday live, and live-limited CD 708 no THEMESONG (708のテーマソング) will be freely distributed there.

Chel's Birthday 2014
2014-07-09 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA

N∀O birthday oneman
Naoha no TURN ⊂(*´ω`*) ⊃ (なおはのターン⊂(*´ω`*) ⊃)
2014-08-21 at Ikebukuro (池袋) CYBER
Naoha to Issho ni Utaou ⊂(*´ω`*)⊃ (なおはと一緒に歌おう⊂(*´ω`*)⊃) (opening act) / REALies (oneman)
※ Present CD 708 no THEMESONG (708のテーマソング) freely distributed to attendees

LIN officially revealed and releases announced
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!


  • LIN will release their first maxi-single, Sacred Xanadu (what a name!), via mail-order in the 2014-04-21 edition of Cure magazine.
  • Their second maxi-single, Chaotic Resistance, will be released in two types on 2014-07-23. The normal type will be sold nationwide, while a Kansai-limited version with alternate jacket and different bonus track will be sold only at visual shops in Kansai. A double-purchase-application privilege will also be available; details TBA.
  • LIN will make their first omnibus contribution to Yougenkyou-WEST- (妖幻鏡-WEST-) on 2014-07-23. Further details about the omnibus TBA.


  • LIN's first lives will be two twoman events, Sacred illusionism~Battle Revival~, versus Grieva (グリーヴァ) and Black Gene For the Next Scene on 2014-06-01 and 2014-06-11, respectively. Special projects, TBA, will be held.
  • Their coupling tour with Jupiter and Black Gene For the Next Scene, Battle for Clans Tour 【V3】, will be held on June 12, 13, and 17, in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo, respectively.
  • Their first foreign live will be held in Taichung, Taiwan on 2014-08-10 as part of HEART-TOWN FESTIVAL 2014.
  • LIN's first national tour, Sacred illusionism, will kick off on 2014-07-01 and will end with the tour final and first oneman, Sacred illusionism -FINAL-, on 2014-08-31 at Umeda (梅田) AKASO.


  • LIN will be the first artist signed to a new label called PLUG RECORDS WEST.
  • PRW (PLUG RECORDS WEST) is a newly-established “western branch” of long-established visual label PLUG RECORDS―home to semi-famous indie bands such as Psycho le Cému, A (ACE), DaizyStripper, CELL, etc. So on one hand, we can presume that the label will have enough money to produce good quality releases; but on the other, the “brotherhood” of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION bands may not manifest in this new sublabel.
  • Is KISAKI the president of PLUG RECORDS WEST? I don't know. I do know, however, that KISAKI himself is listened as “organizer” for LIN's live events, which gives the impression that he'll still be fully in charge of LIN's activities―but he may not be managing other bands for the foreseeable future.
  • Just a note: that 2014-07-23 omnibus is a continuation of a classic line of visual omnibi that has been around since 2001. That, plus LIN being under an old label, plus the upcoming revival of the Rin・ne・ten・sei (輪・廻・転・生) events, gives me the impression that KISAKI is making an even bigger effort to bring old visual kei back to today's scene, somehow.
REALies announces 2nd full album!!
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.

In support of the album, REALies has announced their 2nd coupling tour with Blitz, REALies × Blitz 2, and their oneman tour, The Avant▼Garde Theater Piece:

GOEMON RECORDS presentsREALies × Blitz 2 【Kansai/Tokyo TOUR】
2014-06-08 at YOKOHAMA BAYSIS
2014-06-14 at Utsunomiya (宇都宮) DOLLY
2014-06-15 at Mito (水戸) SONIC
2014-06-21 at Kashiwa (柏) Thumb UP
2014-06-22 at Urawa (浦和) Narciss
【National TOUR】
2014-07-14 at Fukuoka (福岡) DRUM SON
2014-07-21 at Esaka (江坂) MUSE
2014-07-25 at Sendai (仙台) enn 3rd
2014-07-29 at TSUTAYA O-WEST

REALies / Blitz / (TBA)

GOEMON RECORDS Presents REALies 3rd anniversary oneman tour The Avant▼Garde Theater Piece at OSAKA
2014-08-02 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) VARON
REALies (oneman)

The Avant▼Garde Theater Piece at NAGOYA
REALies (oneman)

The Avant▼Garde Theater Piece at SHIBUYA
2014-08-08 at Shibuya (渋谷) CLUB QUATTRO
REALies (oneman)

Buy at CDJapan

Drama TYPE A
2014-06-04 3,675 yen full album CD + DVD

  1. 零ノ鼓動 (SE) Rei NO Koudou (SE)
  4. Gossip
  5. セツナキャンドル SETSUNA CANDLE
  6. 久遠-kuon- kuon-kuon-
  7. 彩花唄-いろはうた- Irohauta-Irohauta-
  8. LiNE
  9. 180 -Drama mix-
  10. today is the Firstday.
  11. Drama


Buy at CDJapan

Drama TYPE B
2014-06-04 3,675 yen full album CD + CD

  1. 零ノ鼓動 (SE) Rei NO Koudou (SE)
  4. Gossip
  5. セツナキャンドル SETSUNA CANDLE
  6. 久遠-kuon- kuon-kuon-
  7. 彩花唄-いろはうた- Irohauta-Irohauta-
  8. LiNE
  9. 180 -Drama mix-
  10. today is the Firstday.
  11. Drama

  1. sweet/rouge -360℃ mix-
  2. 色彩Polaroid. -flowing mix-
  3. ユメオイプラネット -unplugged Ver.- YUMEOI PLANET -unplugged Ver.-

Drama TYPE C
2014-06-04 3,150 yen full album CD

  1. 零ノ鼓動 (SE) Rei NO Koudou (SE)
  4. Gossip
  5. セツナキャンドル SETSUNA CANDLE
  6. 久遠-kuon- kuon-kuon-
  7. 彩花唄-いろはうた- Irohauta-Irohauta-
  8. シネマシンドローム (Bonus track) CINEMA SYNDROME (Bonus track)
  9. LiNE
  10. 180 -Drama mix-
  11. today is the Firstday.
  12. Drama

REALies profiles REALies discography
ARLEQUIN 2nd maxi-single
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.

By the way, ARLEQUIN will “highjack” the Tokyo (東京) Like an Edison on 2014-05-04, and customers who say “ARLEQUIN” will receive an aluminum ARLEQUIN-branded can.

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ARLEQUIN profile
ARLEQUIN discography
Roundup 2/16
Here's the latest mini-news roundup, featuring 12012, 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi, ARLEQUIN (アルルカン), chariots, E'm ~grief~, Megaromania, Oneness, REALies, and SIVA members.

  • 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.
GIGAMOUS updates
GIGAMOUS has had/announced lots of special projects lately! Check 'em out:
  • GIGAMOUS participated in a vocalist shuffle with fellow BadeggBox labelmates Hanashounen BADDIES (花少年バディーズ) and the Sherry during the label's BIG BANG SHOWCASE tour. The bands, with switched vocalists, released Bootleg omnibus on 2014-01-18.
  • The BadeggBox bands held a photo bottle battle. Water bottles with special photo labels were sold during the tour (200 yen each), with 5 types in total. Each photo label type featured three musicians in a “team”, and whichever type bottle sold the most, that team won. Whichever team's bottle sold the least had to participate in a punishment game. The teams were: ● TEAM Hikitateyaku: MINEMURA (HSB) / seiya (GIGAMOUS) / KOU (the Sherry)
    ● TEAM MOSQUITO: Hiroshi (HSB) / YUKKIE (GIGAMOUS) / KARATSU (the Sherry)
    ● TEAM Muda ni IKEMEN: Takuma (HSB) / Shiki (GIGAMOUS) / johann (the Sherry)
    ● TEAM GACHI COUPLE: TSUBUKU (HSB) / Haru (the Sherry)
    ● TEAM Shirayukisan: Baku (HSB) / RAI (GIGAMOUS) / Shirayukisan (the Sherry)

  • Special gachagacha (bubble toy machine) were available at the label tour. Each turn cost 500 yen, and brought 2 special badges (member photo ver. / member illustration ver. / HSB ver. / GIGAMOUS ver. / or the Sherry ver.) or a special group shot photo of all 3 bands.
  • GIGAMOUS will hold their first oneman, The beginning of noisiest GIGAPARTY!!!!, on 2014-03-14 at TSUTAYA O-WEST. They will distribute a free special DVD and a previous-unreleased song CD, WORDS. They will also hold an afterparty.
  • They will hold their free oneman, GIGAMOUS PREMIUM YUKKIE BIRTHDAY ONEMAN!, on 2014-04-01 at BIRTH Shinjuku.
  • GIGAMOUS will collaborate with Harajuku (原宿) fashion brands Angelic Pretty, 10st, HELLCATPUNKS, and Like an Edison. Details TBA!

Posts from 2013

Lilith tour details
Lilith tour details

Lilith will embark on a mini-tour called Path of Fenice in celebration of their new single, Fenice. As part of the tour, they will hold their anniversary celebration 2nd oneman live, REVOLUTION FROM SHANGHAI, on 2013-12-21. Furthermore, they will serve as opening act at Royz overseas oneman, Red Desire 「LILIA」 in ASIA, on 2014-01-03.

2013-12-18 2,400 yen mini-album CD + DVD

  1. Fenice
  2. Rebellion=Ark
  3. Reminiscence
  4. Spring Snow

  1. Fenice (MV)
  2. Arousal (MV)
  3. Making of Fenice
  4. Making of Arousal

REALies and ARLEQUIN additional events
GOEMON RECORDS has announced some additional events for REALies and ARLEQUIN (アルルカン)! ARLEQUIN will hold a double birthday event, and REALies will hold a two-part Christmas oneman.

GOEMON RECORDS presents ARLEQUIN V. Aki & G. Kuruto double birthday event Umaretekite Gomenasai。 (生まれてきてごめんなさい。)
2013-12-09 at Ikebukuro CYBER
ARLEQUIN / LucaRia / ISDEAD / 13th / Otake SAN BAND 【V. TAKASHI (A→Z.) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. Otake (ex-CindyKate) / B. Yuuki (RESULT) / D. Jin (A→Z.)】

REALies Christmas two-part oneman 【first part / 3,500 yen / start 17:00】
Merry ChriALies 2013 Fuyu ~SANTA no Oshigotohajimemashita~ (めりくりあらいず2013冬~サンタのお仕事始めました~)
REALies (oneman)

【second part / 0 yen / start 19:30】
Merry ChriALies 2013 ~Seiya ha REAjuushimasen ka?!~ (めりくりあらいず2013~聖夜はリア充しませんか?!~)
REALies (member talk / present distributing / photography session)

※ second part may be attended only by those who spend at least 5,000 yen on REALies goods during the first part

REALies oneman tour sold out
REALies oneman tour sold out

REALies has announced that their oneman tour Senshuu (千秋いろは), which is in support of their new single Irohauta (彩花唄), has completely sold out!! In celebration, the band has added an additional performance, to be held in 2014 at Shibuya O-WEST! As a further thank-you to fans, attendees of the live will receive a brand new song.

Release celebration oneman tour -extra performance- Ashita Sekai ga Owatte mo (明日世界が終わっても)
2014-03-19 at Shibuya O-WEST
REALies (oneman)

※ attendees will receive new song Ashita Sekai ga Owatte mo

KISAKI live and special band announced!!
KISAKI live and special band announced!!

KISAKI has announced a special Christmas Day sponsored event, at which his one-day-limited special band SchwarzVrain (featuring ex-Megaromania and F・B members) will perform!!!!

C'est la vie ~REMAIN OF THE 20TH YEARS HISTORY~ Saishuushou is the final chapter in the celebration of KISAKI's 20 years of band activity, and will be held on 2013-12-25 at OSAKA MUSE. It will primarily serve as a oneman for special band SchwarzVrain, but will also feature a friendship performance by Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド), and special opening acts GLARD (ex-VAGERKE) and DECIDE (produced by Ray).

KISAKI 20th anniversary memorial last chapter
C'est la vie ~REMAIN OF THE 20TH YEARS HISTORY~ Saishuushou (最終章)
2013-12-25 at OSAKA MUSE

SchwarzVrain (oneman)
  • B. KISAKI (ex-MIRAGE~Syndrome~Phantasmagoria~LIN etc.)
  • V. 翠-Sui- (ex-Megaromania)
  • G. 美沙麗-Misery- (ex-Megaromania)
  • G. ユキヒロ (YUKIHIRO) (ex-Arc ~ FUTURISM・BOYZ)
  • D. 俊 (Shun) (ex-Arc ~ FUTURISM・BOYZ)
※ will only perform songs by KISAKI's previous bands

Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) (friendship appearance)
  • V. 苓 (Ren) (ex-Dali)
  • G. SAN (ex-NEGA)
  • G. おたけ (Otake) (ex-CindyKate)
  • B. Ray (ex-NEGA)
  • D. ラジャス (RAJAS) (CHRISHUNA (クリシュナ))
※ special session formed by Ray

GLARD (opening act)
V. Naota / G. Takeshi / G. Hayato / B. Kyo / D. Ryota
※ ex-VAGERKE (which was signed to UNDER CODE PRODUCTION sublabel ROAD AWAKE)

DECIDE (opening act)
V. Toshiki (十式) / G. Remu (れむ) / G. Yuura (憂羅) / B. Sara (沙羅) / D. Yuppi (ゆっぴ)
※ produced by Ray (ex-NEGA)

So what do you think?! Personally, I'm super excited. I just wish we could see this event!! Let's pray for a live DVD... and that SchwarzVrain and Raychel BAND will become real bands!!
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~

F・B will hold their oneman Nara FES!!! on September 8th in their hometown of Nara. The band will play in a local studio, so attendance to the oneman will be limited. Furthermore, the band will appear without makeup/costumes (much like their recent threeman).

After the oneman, the band will hold a “night party” in the same building. There will be no alcohol, so underage fans are welcome. Furthermore, everyone is encouraged to bring a meal from home. Eat and chat with the members and make memories of summer together!

FUTURISM・BOYZ oneman 奈良フェス!!! (Nara FES!!!)
2013-09-08 at Nara Studio Sola 3F EVENT SPACE

limited attendance allowed

ナイトパーティー (NIGHT PARTY)
2013-09-08 at Nara Studio Sola 3F EVENT SPACE

bring your own meal; underage attendees welcome

LIN last live DVD
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~.

The DVD will be released on 2013-08-28 at a cost of 6,300 yen, and will include the entire live (about 150 minutes of footage in total). Furthermore, all copies will include a ticket to a 2013-09-15 special event at which the ex-LIN members will appear (further details TBA). Those who purchase the DVD from the UCP official web shop will further receive a postcard signed bye, and with a handwritten message by, their favorite member, as well as a bonus DVD containing about 30 minutes of footage from the band's live in Taiwan.

By the way, the product number of the release is “LDV-001”, as in “LIN DVD 1”. Translation: the DVD is being released independently by the band itself―UNDER CODE is really over ;(
Vior gloire to disband
Vior gloire announced at their June 8th oneman that they will disband this year.

Previously, guitarists kei and serra, and drummer ARU announced their intention to secede from the band after its June 9th oneman. At the time, vocalist shall and bassist RENA indicated that they would try to somehow move forward with the band―it seems that they've changed their minds.

Vior gloire's last live will be a free oneman on Jully 11th (tentative), and it appears that the original five-member lineup will perform (with kei, serra, and ARU performing as support members). Further details are expected soon. As for the future: kei has retired, and shall has says that he feels too old to try a new band...

By the way, Vior gloire freely distributed CDs with new songs at the June 8th & 9th oneman. I have the tracklist for the 8th version (below), but I'm not sure if the 9th version was any different. I also haven't been able to find more information than that... sorry.

Vior gloire
Vior gloire B
2013-06-09 0 yen single CD-R

  1. ヒスリック HYSRIC
  2. アリー ARII
  3. My Place
  4. (Comment B)

Vior Gloire oneman live and two members' withdrawal.

At yesterday's oneman live, Vior 2013 Spring Shower, Vior Gloire made two announcement: in june, they will hold two oneman lives, 「XOR vior-Evolve-」 and after those, Kei (gt) and アル (Aru) (dr) will leave Vior Gloire. Kei will even stop any musical activity.

Vior Gloire Oneman Lives 2013XOR vior-Evolve- 2013-06-08 at Osaka LIVE HOUSE D'
2013-06-09 at Osaka LIVE HOUSE D' ※
※Kei and アル withdrawal from Vior Gloire

Vior gloire oneman emergency project
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!

Back in 2011, before Vior gloire was officially announced, the UNDER CODE website was secretly updated with a photo of the then-new band. However, once the band officially debuted, they had completely different costumes, and the ones in the original photo were never seen again. These are the “legendary rejected costumes”. You can see the fabled OHP picture below:

Megaromania special live events

Megaromania has announced a slew of special live events to fill in the months before their disbandment. First, they'll embark on their last tour. Then, they'll hold their 5th anniversary festival, and after that they'll hold their last birthday event. Finally, they'll celebrate their 5th anniversary and disband.

Megaromania will embark on their last tour, a Revolving Lantern..., during which the band will play in the cities of each member's birthplace. In each city, the member who was born there will select the setlist and costumes.

Megaromania homecoming LAST TOUR 「a Revolving Lantern...」 蜘影-Chikage- Day
2013-05-09 at Yokohama SUNPHONIX HALL
Megaromania / Kaya / CELL (threeman)

「a Revolving Lantern...」 美沙麗-Misery- Day
2013-05-12 at Kofu KAZOO HALL
Megaromania (oneman) / Synk;yet (opening act) / Scarlet Valse (opening act)

「a Revolving Lantern...」 邑詩-Yushi- Day
2013-05-27 at mito LIGHT HOUSE
Megaromania (oneman) / Synk;yet (opening act) / Scarlet Valse (opening act)

「a Revolving Lantern...」 翠-Sui- Day
2013-06-16 at Urawa NARCISS
Megaromania (oneman) / Synk;yet (opening act) / KIL:erre (opening act)

「a Revolving Lantern...」 氷牙-Hyoga- Day
2013-06-28 at Yamagata Showa MUSIC Session
Megaromania / CELL / AMARANYX (threeman)

Then, Megaromania will hold a special session festival to celebrate their 5th anniversary. The band will play an extended setlist, and various sessions will appear as well (details TBA on May 4th).

2013-06-02 at ESAKA MUSE
Megaromania (60 minute set) / (Sui session) / (Misery&Hyoga session) / (Chikage&Yushi session) / (guest bands)
※ Further details TBA 2013-05-04

Megaromania will hold their last birthday “secret party” oneman on July 5th. In addition to the live performance, they have many special fan-thanksgiving projects planned, and will freely distribute their last memorial goods!

Megaromania Presents The Birth[day] of Creation ~Megaromania Seitan & Shinkousha Kanshasai Last Secret Party~ (~Megaromania 生誕&信仰者感謝祭 Last Secret Party~)
2013-07-05 at Shinjuku RUIDO K3
Megaromania (oneman / special projects)
※ Last memorial goods freely distributed

Finally, Megaromania will hold their last 2 days oneman live, THE LEGEND OF CREATION, to celebrate their 5th anniversary. They'll sell a venue-limited new song at the live, and will disband on the second day, 2013-07-31 at Shibuya O-EAST.
REALies graduation determined

REALies has announced their graduation from UNDER CODE PRODUCTION!!

The band will hold their graduation oneman live, Reimei (黎明), on May 1st at Ash OSAKA, after which they will be formally independent. This makes them one of the few bands to survive UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's closure. Good luck REALies!

2013-05-01 at Ash OSAKA
REALies (oneman, graduation)

CindyKate to disband

At last night's celebration of KISAKI's 20 years of activity, CindyKate (シンディケイト) announced their intention to disband.

CindyKate will hold a last sponsored event tour in May~June through their own newly established independent label, GOEMON RECORDS, and then will embark on their last oneman tour. Finally, on July 13th, CindyKate will disband at SHIBUYA O-WEST.

They will also release a two-discs best-album on march 27th, named NUDY&COOL. It features 26 tracks! Details below.

You can read the CindyKate members' disbandment comments here (English translation via Google).

2013-03-27 3,990 yen collection album CD + CD

  3. メトロポリス METROPOLIS
  4. ジョージで待ち合わせしましょ ♥ GEORGE de Machiawaseshimasho♥
  5. フィッシュファイト! FISH FIGHT!
  6. THE新人類! THE Shinjinrui!
  7. Candle Rain
  8. ミラーボールは無責任☆ MIRRORBALL wa Musekinin ☆
  9. 教えてモンテスキュー Oshiete MONTESQUIEU
  10. デコトラの星☆ DECO TRU no Hoshi☆
  11. ありふれーしょん Arifureeshon
  12. HEA・VEN・LY-OnceMoreAgain-
  13. クエスチョン QUESTION

  1. 昌代とByeBye Masayo to ByeBye
  2. -警告- -Keikon-
  3. ソウルエクスタシー SOUL ECSTASY
  6. 2人のブーケ 2ri no Bouquet
  7. ボクサー BOXER
  8. 毒キノコ Doku KINOKO
  11. 大阪ナビ@タイム Osaka NAVI@TIME
  12. GET DOWN
  13. 座☆銀のNAON Za☆gin no NAON

FUTURISM・BOYZ oneman and new release

FUTURISM・BOYZ has announced its [very sparse] activity for 2013. The band will hold a oneman show in April, and will release a live-limited single sometime in March (all other details about the release are currently unknown).

FUTURISM・BOYZ onemanRip life!! life!! ~Jinsei Tsuppashire~ (Rip life!! life!! ~人生突っ走れ~) 2013-04-14 at Shinsaibashi FANJ-twice

2013-05-02 1,050 yen single CD

  2. action

Posts from 2012

LIN last release and lives

LIN has announced their last activity before their activity pause on June 30th, 2013!

First, in March, they'll release a best album! It features a great selection of tracks from their debut all the way to their latest release. More importantly, it also features a DVD with unreleased PV clips, including a brand new one for World In Flames (one of their best songs!).

Included in the best album is Ticket A, part of a double mail-order application to receive the unreleased song Slander Crime. However... that means there's yet another unannounced LIN release to come which will include Ticket B...! Customers who buy both the best album and the yet-unannounced release through the official web shop will receive a personalized last message + live footage DVD.

LIN also announced their last live activity. On February 2nd, 2013, they'll kick off their last tour, Reflect of Killing Fleur. Then, finally, June 30th, 2013, at Osaka BIG CAT, LIN will hold their last oneman live and pause activities indefinitely.

「Reflect of Killing Fleur」
2013-03-20 4,830 yen collection album CD + DVD

  1. The Psalms and Lamentations
  2. Insane flashback show
  3. Royal Blood
  4. Ambient Cosmo
  5. Freedom
  6. Gasp For Breath
  7. Feeling Universe
  8. Call Back
  9. Walking in the rain
  10. Lunar Eclipse~in the shadow~
  11. Foolish
  12. World In Flames

  1. Royal Blood
  2. The Psalms and Lamentations
  3. World In Flames

Slander Crime
2014-03-09 1,000 yen single CD

  1. Slander Crime

Cu[be] to disband

Cu[be] has announced that they will disband in February 2013.

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Only the latest casualty in the wreckage of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's closure, the news of Cu[be]'s disbandment is completely unsurprising—they were never able to attract a decent fanbase, making it impossible to support themselves after being kicked from the label earlier this year. Nevertheless, it's still a shame to lose a band who put out consistently solid music and live performances.

Cu[be] has three events remaining: they will appear at LIN guitarist KANATA's birthday event on January 13th, then the threeman with SUZAKU and Vior gloire on February 10th, and finally their last oneman on February 24th.

Cu[be] last oneman live三年分の感謝を込めて・・・ (Sannenbun no Kansha wo Komete・・・) 2013-02-24 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
Cu[be] (disbandment)

NEGA's final activities

As you know, NEGA has confirmed their disbandment. Accordingly, they've revealed details of their final activities: a new look (above), several live events (below), and two “new” releases (below).

Fan thanks-giving event “Feelings of gratitude to our dear NEGATIVIST in our hometown Osaka”

2013-02-21 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
NEGA, (others TBA)

NEGA HISTORY CONCEPT ONEMAN 2DAYS “From ネガ to NEGA... Two-night oneman reflecting on history and deepening”

2013-03-02 at SHIBUYA-REX
NEGA (oneman)

2013-03-03 at SHIBUYA-REX
NEGA (oneman)

NEGA LAST ONEMAN TOUR “In the mountains of wreckage, a flower blooms when memories of 「you」 return to nothing...”

2013-04-26 at OSAKA MUSE
2013-04-28 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
2013-04-29 at EDGE ikebukuro
NEGA (oneman) (disbandment)

※ (last song freely distributed to attendees)

The band will, of course, release a best album in two types. The tracklisting hasn't been decided yet, but it will be 13~14 tracks “hand-selected by the members of NEGA.” The A type includes a PV collection DVD, while the B type includes a bonus new song. Those who purchase both from the official web shop will receive a personalized message + live DVD and a signed offshot photo.

Finally, NEGA will release its final new song as a freely distributed CD during its final oneman tour.

2013-03-13 5,040 yen collection album CD + DVD

  2. Dirty faith
  3. labia
  4. HEART
  6. 深海魚 Shinkaigyo
  7. 侏吐羅 Shutora
  8. SKIN
  9. Oboro
  10. Ogress
  11. LOVER
  12. MMFP

  1. abase
  2. quadrangle
  3. Utsuu
  4. idle
  5. Haunted Jealousy
  8. 虚しき「生」の寓意≒「死」の真意 Munashiki 「Ki」 no Guui ≒ 「Shi」 no Shini

2013-03-13 3,360 yen collection album CD

  2. Dirty faith
  3. labia
  4. HEART
  6. 深海魚 Shinkaigyo
  7. 侏吐羅 Shutora
  8. SKIN
  9. Oboro
  10. Ogress
  11. LOVER
  12. MMFP
  14. -

2013-04-26 0 yen other CD


NEGA announces announcement

NEGA has announced that it will make an important announcement at its 2012 culmination oneman, BRAND NEW WORLD=THE END OF WORLD, which is being held December 9th at 心斋桥 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice. This isn't surprising to those of us who expected something bad from the ominously-titled live... but hopefully the announcement will be a good one!
REALies to B continued

REALies has announced their next activities: several new live events and a B-side collection album featuring new songs! But more importantly, the band has sent a clear message with the titles of those lives and releases: despite UNDER CODE's closure, REALies will continue.

The band's B-side collection album, to「B」continued, will be released in February, 2013. The album will come in two types: TYPE A will include a PV collection DVD, including a PV for new song YUMEOI PLANET; and TYPE B will feature a bonus track, It ties with future.. The official web shop privilege is a signed cheki and personalized message DVD.

to「B」continued TYPE A
2013-02-13 3,990 yen collection album CD + DVD

  1. ユメオイプラネット YUMEOI PLANET
  2. sweet/rouge
  3. D.O.P.E
  4. ヒカルセカイ HIKARU SEKAI
  5. 曖昧カテゴライズ Aimai CATEGORIZE
  6. STUND UP×∞
  7. ハルジオン(to「B」mix) HALJION(to「B」mix)
  8. PHASE
  10. 浮遊グラフィック Fuyuu GRAPHIC
  11. 色彩Polaroid. Shikisai Polaroid.
  12. BURN

  1. NuAGE
  2. NEXT⇒
  3. LaST A GaINST
  4. ユメオイプラネット YUMEOI PLANET

to「B」continued TYPE B
2013-02-13 3,150 yen collection album CD

  1. ユメオイプラネット YUMEOI PLANET
  2. sweet/rouge
  3. D.O.P.E
  4. ヒカルセカイ HIKARU SEKAI
  5. 曖昧カテゴライズ Aimai CATEGORIZE
  6. STUND UP×∞
  7. ハルジオン(to「B」mix) HALJION(to「B」mix)
  8. PHASE
  10. 浮遊グラフィック Fuyuu GRAPHIC
  11. 色彩Polaroid. Shikisai Polaroid.
  12. BURN
  13. It ties with future.

As mentioned, the band also announced several live events. First, on January 20th, 2013, REALies will hold its fan thanks-giving and New Year celebration event 新春!!おまつりあらいずSP あけました2013 (Shinshun!! OmatsuriALies SP Akemashita 2013), at which each member will participate in his own session band.

Then, on January 26th and 27th, REALies will hold its two day sponsored event, two DAY continued, at SHIBUYA-REX. This leads into the band's Tokyo-Osaka-Nagoya oneman tour, まだ终わらねぇ。 (Mada Owaranee。 {translation: We're not done yet.}).

REALies fan thanks-giving and New Year celebration event 新春!!おまつりあらいずSP あけました2013 (Shinshun!! OmatsuriALies SP Akemashita 2013)
2013-01-20 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
REALies, (Rayka session), (Ritsu session), (N∀O session), (akino session), (Kazna session)

REALies two days sponsored event two DAY continued
2013-01-26 at SHIBUYA-REX
REALies, シンディケイト (CindyKate), 「xxx」 is D£AD, JILLED RAY, TRUST, 0801贰209XX6, 4tune_UNIT, MeleM, Stealth Mania, Theia

2013-01-27 at SHIBUYA-REX

REALies CD release celebration Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka oneman tour 2013 まだ终わらねぇ。 (Madaowaranee。)
2013-02-15 at OSAKA MUSE
2013-02-16 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) MUSIC FARM
2013-02-23 at 目黒鹿鸣馆 (Meguro ROCKMAYKAN)
REALies (oneman)

KISAKI also recently mentioned in his blog that the members of REALies have moved their base of operations from Osaka to Tokyo―this assuredly means an increase in the strength of their activity. With that, as well as the titles of their collection album and oneman tour, we can rest assured that REALies will survive UNDER CODE's closure. Looks like they have a bright future ahead of them!
CindyKate's 2013 oneman

CindyKate (シンディケイト) has just announced a two-part, “self-torture” (?!) oneman live to be held in 2013. The lives will feature CindyKate plus an as-yet unannounced opening act; details below.

CindyKate self-torture New Year oneman ~タイバンでいたら嬉しいなんてもう言わせないっ!~ (~TAIBAN de Itara Ureshiinante mou Iwasenaii!~)
2013-01-19 at 心斋桥 (Shinsaibashi) CLAPPER
2013-02-02 at SHIBUYA-REX
(Unannounced opening act), CindyKate (oneman)

Alter-ego release from Dali

Dali has announced that their recently-introduced alter-ego band Mis†ake will release its first CD-R.

The CD-R―which is supposedly a 3rd pressing of Mis†ake's demotape―will be freely distributed to those who attend Dali's October 10th five-hour-long oneman live, ダリコレ2012 finale OSAKA (きかくもの) (DALI COLLE 2012 finale OSAKA (Kikakumono)). (By the way, Dali is now calling this “oneman live” (ワンマンライブ) a “wonton live” (ワンタンライブ), hahaha.). Mis†ake will also be the opening act at the live, and their PV will be played via projection at some point during the show.

By the way, since the last post I made about this, I've figured out the actual lineup of Mis†ake. Apparently, ex-Dali guitarist SAKI (サキ) is the 5th member?!
  • Voice - ソドム (SODOM) [Ren]
  • Guitar - 无印印 (Mujirushijirushi) [KEETO]
  • Guitar - 血飞沫飞沫 (Chishibukishibuki) [SAKI (ex-Dali)]
  • Bass - 弥琴 (Mikoto) [YUU]
  • Drums - 迷宫 (Mayomiya) [Shunna]
NEGA last oneman for 2012.

After LIN and Megaromania, the other lead band of UCP has just announced a new oneman for 2012. Good news, but the title of the live is quite scary for the future... What do you think?

2012-12-09 at 心斎橋(Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
NEGA (oneman)

凛 new mini album and 2 day one-man live

KISAKI announced today, that 凛 will release a new mini-album with 7 brand new songs. Title is 「The Psalms and Lamentations」 and it will release on 2012/11/21 in 2 TYPE. Every type is 2,625 yen.
[track list]
01.The Psalms and Lamentations
03.Lunar Eclipse~in the shadow~
04.Over the rainbow
05.Misery is nothing
06.Fell Asleep (TYPE A bonus track)
06.Lovers~ラヴァーズ~ (TYPE B bonus track)

Who buy both type get a LIVE DVD, from UCP WEB SHOP the 「OFF SHOT DVD VOL:6」 also.
LIVE DVD's title is 「the shadow of envy」
[set list]
01.Flowers Bloom
03.Ambient Cosmo
04.Deep Labyrinth
05. 凛
Moreover they will hold a 2 day one-man at Shinjuku ACB HALL at 2012/12/01-02, and embark for a release tour in october.

LIN release TOUR 「The Psalms and Lamentations」

2012-10-14 at HOLIDAY OSAKA (Free oneman)
2012-10-28 at ESAKA MUSE
2012-10-31 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO-K4
2012-11-20 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) AVALON (Twoman)
2012-11-23 at 札幌 (Sapporo) KRAPS HALL (Guest)

LIN release ONEMAN lives 「The Psalms and Lamentations」

2012-12-01 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) ACB HALL
2012-12-01 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) ACB HALL

The Psalms and Lamentations TYPE A
2012-11-21 2,625 yen mini-album CD

  1. The Psalms and Lamentations
  2. Undefined...
  3. Lunar Eclipse~in the shadow~
  4. Over the rainbow
  5. Misery is nothing
  6. Prophecy from Nightmare

The Psalms and Lamentations TYPE B
2012-11-21 2,625 yen mini-album CD

  1. The Psalms and Lamentations
  2. Undefined...
  3. Lunar Eclipse~in the shadow~
  4. Over the rainbow
  5. Misery is nothing
  6. Lovers ~ラヴァーズ~ Lovers ~LOVERS~

LIN to hold first overseas oneman

KISAKI has announced that 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) will hold their first overseas oneman! On November 3rd, the band will appear at LIVE HOUSE MAO in Shanghai, China; further details TBA.
CindyKate's important announcement(?)

A few days ago, シンディケイト (CindyKate) held their 5th anniversary oneman, at which they made an important announcement. And the important announcement is...

Nothing! The band announced that they'll sponsor an event in October and two oneman lives in January and February—at which there will be an important announcement. So for now it seems that, after all that teasing, the band decided to make their important announcement in 2013 instead.
Dali's important announcement... disbandment

Dali held their sponsored event today, at which they finally made their important announcement: Dali will disband.

Before disbanding, they'll release a best album, embark on their last event tour, and then hold a last oneman tour. No specific date has been marked as their disbandment day―I assume it's November 25th, the last day of their oneman tour, but it could also be at a later, TBA, date.

As for the best album, it features a new SE, but is otherwise comprised of previously-released tracks, with no changes. It does, however, contain a few songs which some fans might not have heard before: 25:55 (web shop limited), D PINK NUMBER (live limited remake of standard pink number), and Ryuusei Kouba (live limited). Similarly, all PVs on the DVD are previously-released as well. Full info is below.

ダリコレ ディスク
2012-10-10 4,200 yen collection album CD + DVD

  1. 25:54 (SE)
  2. 25:55
  3. [s]hit parade
  4. どピンクナンバー D PINK NUMBER
  5. 星屑 Hoshikuzu
  6. S.O.S
  7. 印象派ポルノ Inshouha PORNO
  8. H.N[迷子] H.N[maigo]
  9. イタミワケ ITAMI WAKE
  10. Heroine
  11. a habit
  12. -
  13. アンプレザント リハビリテーション UNPLEASANT REHABILITATION
  14. りゅうせいこうば Ryuusei Kouba
  15. スロウメロウ SLOW MELLOW

  1. Placebo
  2. ant gallery
  3. sunny
  4. [s]hit parade
  5. 星屑 Hoshikuzu
  6. イタミワケ ITAMI WAKE
  7. 印象派ポルノ Inshouha PORNO
  8. downer
  9. ヨルノハテ YORU NO HATE
  10. マイン MINE

Dali last event tour イエスタデイワンスツア (YESTERDAY ONCE TOUR)
2012-08-14 at 埼玉会館ホール (Saitama Kaikan HALL)
2012-08-17 at SHIBUYA-REX
2012-08-23 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
2012-08-30 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
2012-08-31 at 梅田 (Umeda) SHANGRILA
2012-09-10 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) soma
2012-09-11 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) soma
2012-10-06 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER
2012-10-10 at OSAKA RUIDO
2012-10-16 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO-K4
2012-10-17 at 仙台 (Sendai) BIRDLAND
2012-10-18 at 新潟 (Niigata) GOLDEN PIGS-BLACK STAGE-
2012-10-19 at 金沢 (Kanazawa) VAN VAN V4
2012-10-21 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
2012-10-23 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ
2012-10-25 at 博多 (Hakata) DRUM SON
2012-10-27 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
2012-10-28 at ESAKA MUSE
2012-10-31 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO-K4
2012-11-09 at ESAKA MUSE
2012-11-10 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) CLUB 3STAR IMAIKE
2012-11-12 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO-K3

Dali LAST ONEMAN TOUR おなじいろのえのぐばかりつかうなくすぼくのアート (Onajiiro no Enogu Bakari Tsukau Nakusu Boku no ART)

2012-11-11 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER
Dali (oneman)

2012-11-23 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
Dali (oneman)

2012-11-24 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
Dali (oneman)

2012-11-25 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
Dali (oneman) (disbandment?)

SUZAKU announces first full album + tour

SUZAKU has announced their first full album! (Vior gloire did too!) The album will be released this September, in only one type(!). Interestingly, the album will include a DVD with a PV (interesting because this is usually reserved for albums with multiple types). This PV pushes the price of the album to an unusual 3,990 yen―SUZAKU always does things their own way!

2012-09-26 3,990 yen album CD + DVD

  1. 人間失格 -SE- Ningenshikkaku -SE-
  2. 曲ガル睡蓮`駆ケル[11ul] Magaru Suiren ` Kakeru [11ul]
  3. テオナナカトル TEONANACATL
  4. 腐れ恋 Kusarekoi
  5. 桜歌乱舞 Oukaranbu
  6. 大義乃桜 Taigi no Sakura
  7. Go
  8. 妙楽ノイド -class C- Taeranoid -class C-
  9. 舌禍粧 Zekkashou
  10. 『 』曰わく、 『』 Iwaku、

  1. 腐れ恋 (PV) Kusarekoi (PV)

SUZAKU will celebrate the release with three special lives. First, they'll hold another entry in their 朱宴 (Shuen) sponsored event series. Second, they'll embark on a four month tour. Finally, they'll hold a tour final oneman, at which they'll freely distribute an unspecified present.

SUZAKU sponsored event series朱宴-夏殺シ- (Shuen -NatsukoroSHI-) 2012-08-24 at 大阪 (Osaka) LIVE HOUSE D'
SUZAKU, (others TBA)

TOUR2012 外道撲滅巡業 -荒ラシ升- (Gedou Bokumetsu Jungyou -ARASHIshou-)
2012-08-04 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
2012-08-10 at 大阪 (Osaka) BIG CAT
2012-08-17 at SHIBUYA-REX
2012-08-22 at 大阪 (Osaka) LIVE HOUSE D'
2012-08-24 at 大阪 (Osaka) LIVE HOUSE D'
2012-08-28 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) DUO -Music Exchange-
2012-08-30 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
2012-08-31 at 梅田 (Umeda) SHANGRILA
2012-09-16 at 仙台 (Sendai) HooK
2012-09-17 at 新潟 (Niigata) GOLDEN PIGS -BLACK STAGE-
2012-09-29 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
2012-09-30 at ESAKA MUSE
2012-10-05 at SHIBUYA-REX
2012-10-06 at 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) AREA
2012-10-28 at ESAKA MUSE
2012-10-30 at 川崎 (Kawasaki) CLUB CITTA'
2012-10-31 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) RUIDO-K4
2012-11-10 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) CLUB 3STAR IMAIKE

大朱宴 (Daishuen)
2012-11-18 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ
SUZAKU (oneman)
an unspecified present will be freely distributed

Vior gloire announces first full album + tour

Vior gloire has announced their first full album! (SUZAKU did too!) It will be released this October, in―wait for it―one type only! The album will include 10 tracks, most of which will be new. To celebrate the release, Vior gloire will hold a three-city sponsored event tour. At each stop, they'll freely distribute an unspecified present (probably a postcard or sticker, etc.). The tour will wrap up with a commemorative oneman, at which the band will freely distribute a DVD (contents unknown).

Vior gloire
Gloomy and wakeful night
2012-10-24 3,150 yen album CD

  1. prologue1
  2. 悲しみの地に咲く花 Kanashimi no Chi ni Saku Hana
  4. インスパイア INSPIRE
  5. prologue2
  6. 狂い果てた現実に見た世界 Kurui Hate Genjitsu ni Mita Sekai
  7. リリアス・ソフィーと憂鬱 LILIAS ・ SOPHIE to Yuuutsu
  8. prologue3
  10. despair
  11. prologue4
  12. イロノナイセカイ IRONONAI SEKAI
  13. 君が居ない部屋 Kimi ga Inai Heya
  14. Locus

Commemorative three-city sponsored event tourWhite night
2012-11-09 at ESAKA MUSE
Vior gloire, Dali (guest), Jackman, クリシュナ (CRISHUNA), ジン (JIN), LOCUS, Renny Lily, ZeluvA, 縁_心 (enshi shin), TONE[+]PUZZLE, -Xion-

2012-11-10 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) CLUB 3STAR IMAIKE
Vior gloire, Dali (guest), 朱 (SUZAKU), Cu[be], ISK;M, Lustknot., 麗麗 ~reirei~, T@PLANET

2012-11-12 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) RUIDO-K3
Vior gloire, Dali (guest), Cardinal, 瀬戸の花嫁 (Seto no Hanayome), RedruM, Synk;yet, 0801弐209XX6, DEVI+TEC, シビレバシル (SIBILEBASHIR), paradox

2012-12-08 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
Vior gloire, NEGA (guest), REVINE, トモダチ (tomodachi), クリシュナ (CRISHUNA), scarlet, ZeluvA, Lougenel, アインゼーレ (EINESEELE), (Livqueur Records session)

an unspecified present will be freely distributed at each live

Tour final / CD release celebration and 2012 summation onemanEncounter Vior 2012-12-27 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
Vior gloire (oneman)

a DVD (contents unknown) will be freely distributed

I'm super excited! This is one release that I definitely, absolutely, must buy! It seems like a reward for waiting an entire year with almost no new music.

Last night, Cu[be], 朱 (SUZAKU), and Vior gloire held the threeman final of their monthly event series, NEXT INNOVATORS. Although we don't have specifics yet, several announcements have trickled out from the MCs during the event.
  • 朱 (SUZAKU) will release a full album!!

  • 朱 (SUZAKU) will have a sponsored event on August 24th

  • 朱 (SUZAKU) will have an event tour with a oneman tour final

  • Vior gloire will release a full album!!

  • Vior gloire will have an event tour with a oneman tour final

  • Vior gloire will debut new costumes (at their next live?)

  • The first session band played: 01. とりかぶと (Torikabuto) (VIDOLL cover)
    02. ワイセツ人形 (WAISETSU Ningyou) (VIDOLL cover)
    03. 人魚 (Ningyo) (VIDOLL cover)

  • The second session band featured: V. 樹-ituki- (SUZAKU)
    G. 鴉-karasu- (SUZAKU)
    G. 尚-nao- (Cu[be])
    B. RENA (Vior gloire)
    D. アル (ARU) (Vior gloire)
    The second session band played:
    01. [6]party (12012 cover)
    02. サイクロン (CYCLONE) (12012 cover)

  • The large session (all bands' members) played: 01. テオナナカトル (TEONANACATL) (SUZAKU cover)
La'Mule final live
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.

La'Mule will disband (they had officially been on an activity pause since 2003) this April with a two day live, last bloody world. Tickets will be available on February 20th at the band's official website—even though they haven't yet told us the website's address! (I believe that the live will be a oneman, but I haven't found confirmation of that yet. Will update when I do.)

La'Mule disbandment two days live last bloody world
混ざり合う血,そして再会 (Mazariau Chi, Soshite Saikai)
2012-04-05 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) REX

last bloody world
混ざり合った後の血,そして・・・ (Mazariatta Ato no Chi, Soshite・・・)
2012-04-06 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) REX

Do you know La'Mule? They're an old band, but a really good one! I recommend their album CLIMAX—it's a visual kei classic!
REALies important announcement...

As mentioned long ago, REALies had an important announcement to make at their twoman this morning... They'll release their first mini-album!!

REALies' mini-album is called to the REAL and will be released on 2012-05-02 in two types. The A type will include a PV while the B type will include a bonus track. Those who buy both types from the official web shop will receive a one-of-a-kind message DVD as well as a signed cheki.

To support the release, REALies will embark on a 9 city tour called -2012- the REAL [9] AROUND. The tour will start with a oneman live, REAL [A] GaINST, and will end with a three day tour final of sponsored events. Finally, the band will hold a two day oneman live, NuWAVE ROCK SHOW ~THE ЯEVERSE~, to celebrate their one year anniversary.

So much success already! Go REALies!

REALies release celebration 9 city tour -12012- the REAL [9] AROUND
2012-04-24 at 大阪アメリカ村 (Osaka AMERICA Mura) CLAPPER
REALies (oneman)

-12012- the REAL [9] AROUND
2012-04-28 at ESAKA MUSE
2012-05-02 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
2012-05-04 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
2012-05-05 at ESAKA MUSE
2012-05-08 at 仙台 (Sendai) darwin
2012-05-10 at 新潟 (Niigata) GOLDEN PIGS BLACK STAGE
2012-05-11 at 金沢 (Kanazawa) AZ
2012-05-15 at OSAKA MUSE
2012-05-17 at 福岡 (Fukuoka) DRUM Be-1
2012-05-19 at 高松 (Takamatsu) DIME
2012-05-20 at 岡山 (Okayama) IMAGE
2012-05-25 at 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) AREA

-2012- the REAL [9] AROUND
REALive Vol.6
2012-06-08 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FAN-J twice

-2012- the REAL [9] AROUND
REALive Vol.7
2012-06-09 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA

-2012- the REAL [9] AROUND
REALive Vol.8
2012-06-10 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) RUIDO-K3

REALies one year anniversary commemoration onemanREALies 1st ANNIVERSARY -NuWAVE ROCK SHOW- ~THE ЯEVERSE~ 2012-06-30 at OSAKA RUIDO
2012-07-08 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER

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SUZAKU revival
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.
L→R: V. 樹-ituki-, G. 鴉-karasu-, G. 葉月-hazuki-, B. 絆-kizuna-, B. 火憐-karen-

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