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Marco's "Seizonnoshirushi" samples released + 2 members will depart

Samples of Marco's latest mini-album, "Seizonnoshirushi" have been released!

As mentioned before, Marco will hold a short tour in commemoration of the mini-album's release. However, on July 25, it was suddenly announced that guitarist Rutta and drummer Kyouhei have requested to leave the band after their tour final oneman on September 10. Both members have cited family reasons as the reason for their departure, so they're also in fact retiring from music altogether. As a result, they will also be terminated from their label contracts.

Fortunately, the soon-to-be remaining members have clarified that they will continue activities. Of course it's too early to estimate if they'll have eventual replacements or continue on as a three-man band. Here's to wishing them all the best going forward~🍻

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

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.

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.

MARCO new best-album, "Ana Futatsu" + release tour

MARCO new best-album, "Ana Futatsu" + release tour

As their latest single, Henjin Kikou, was released today, Marco also made a surprising announcement: a best-album, Ana Futatsu (穴二つ), is already in the works!

The compilation album, blantantly coined as "Two Holes" (gross), comes in two types: "Hannyaban" (般若盤)(type A) and "Okameban" (おかめ盤) (type B). What makes this even more surprising is that, not only will all their songs be featured (except Henjin Kikou of course), but will also feature their previous live-distributed releases and unreleased songs! Since this is a nationwide release, say goodbye to hunting down Marco ~rarez~ at the auctions (if you exclude their purchase privilege DVDs)!! 👍👍👍

As this came up literally in the middle of nowhere, let's hope that this is a sign of good things to come for Marco!! 🤞🤞🤞 Their new artist photo does look a lot more professional than usual after all!

In addition to the best-album's release, Marco will celebrate by sponsoring their twoman tour, 「螺旋二人羽織〜密室の業〜」 (Rasen Nininbaori 〜misshitsu no gō〜) for the remainder of June. The announced dates are displayed below:

  • 6/8 at Takadanobaba AREA (w/ Otomekokka (乙女国家), THE NOSTRADAMNZ, IGGY, Tsukiyo no Zaregoto (ツキ酔ノ戯レ言), & Kurenai ku some matta kioku (紅ク染マッタ記憶))
  • 6/15 at Sendai SPACE ZERO (bands tba)
  • 6/16 at Niigata club riverst (w/ DIE'LIZE)
  • 6/22 at Osaka LIVE HOUSE D' (w/ HOLYCLOCK)
  • 6/25 at (tba)

On their tour final (6/25), the band will distribute a live-limited CD, Kinrandonsu (金襴緞子) to all visitors, and they will also have an important announcement...I hope it will be good. ;w;

Posts from 2016

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.

Marco live appearance cancellation + member absence

Little update on Marco's live schedule:

  • Their live on December 17 will be cancelled due to "various cirucmstances".
  • Guitarist Rutta will not be able to attend their New Years live on December 31 due to family reasons.
  • Originally, they were going to play at 3 venues for their New Year lives, but that has since been reduced to only 2 - HOLIDAY SHINJUKU and Ikebukuro CYBER. Details tba.
  • Vocalist Rei session band, MARUWO (マルヲ) will perform as the opening act of KALAVINKA (カラビンカ)/nüe/THE VELVET threeman live at 下北沢MOSAiC on December 24.

Although they've been quiet recently, the band are booked up until March 2017, so there's nothing to worry about...for right now. ;w;

Ice (ex-BFN) solo live

Remember Ice's solo project?

Well now, details of his first live have been announced! The former singer for Black Gene For the Next Scene will hold his solo event, "Revenant", and perform at TSUTAYA O-WEST on January 4, 2017.

Support members:

  • Gu.刻 (Toki) (ex.Black Gene For the Next Scene)
  • Ba.Natsuki (ex.DuelJewel)
  • Dr.MAKOTO(陰陽座 (Onmyoza), BREAKERZ(support))

†яi¢к and Makoto Takahashi (高橋まこと) (ex.BOØWY、JET SET BOYS) will also make guest appearances at the live event. Tickets will go on sale on November 26.

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.)

hurts and Lamina revive for one day! Plus Lucifer's lives

Yayy! In celebration of the birthday of Lucifer's underground guitarist Maki (真稀), his previous bands UNDEAD, hurts, and Lamina will hold a one-day revival!

The bands will perform at the sponsored event, Lucifer's underground Maki Birthday party (Lucifer's underground 真稀 Birthday party), on 2016-12-12 at HOLIDAY NEXT NAGOYA. Aside from hurts, Lamina, UNDEAD, and Lucifer's underground, other bands at the live are TBA.


hurts will perform with their original 4 members, plus Lucifer's underground bassist Yuuri (憂里). Maki was the bassist for hurts, but I believe he'll act as guitarist this time.


  • V. HINA (ヒナ) [ex-AZALEA~hurts~etc., Lucifer's underground]
  • G. Mukku (むっく) [ex-hurts~etc.]
  • G. Maki (真稀) [ex-AZALEA~Mebius~hurts~Lamina~etc., Lucifer's underground]
  • B. Yuuri (憂里) [ex-chariots~Cu[be]~UNDEAD~etc., Lucifer's underground]
  • D. Kaede (楓) [ex-hurts~Lamina~UNDEAD~Lucifer's underground~etc.]


Unfortunately, the original Lamina vocalist, IBUKI (イブキ), will not participate 😪 Instead, Butterfly syndrome vocalist Heidi (廃児) will serve as vocalist.


  • V. Heidi (廃児) [Butterfly syndrome]
  • G. Aki (晄) (aka Maki) [ex-AZALEA~Mebius~hurts~Lamina~etc., Lucifer's underground]
  • G. Kizami (刻) [ex-Lamina~etc.]
  • B. Masa (雅) [ex-Lamina~etc.]
  • D. Kaede (楓) [ex-hurts~Lamina~UNDEAD~Lucifer's underground~etc.]


Maki tweeted that, other than Yuuri and Heidi, the bands otherwise feature the complete original lineups. I wonder, tho, if guitarist toki [ex-UNDEAD~etc., Lucifer's underground] will perform with them―he wasn't an original member, but joined later and will be at the event, so... I also wonder if anyone will act as bassist, as their original lineup lacked one.


  • V. Asuyu (明透遊) [ex-AZALEA~UNDEAD~etc.]
  • G. Nao (尚) [ex-UNDEAD~etc.]
  • G. Maki (真稀) [ex-AZALEA~Mebius~hurts~Lamina~etc., Lucifer's underground]
  • D. Kaede (楓) [ex-hurts~Lamina~UNDEAD~Lucifer's underground~etc.]

Lucifer's underground will hold their session event, Lucifer's underground session fest, on 2016-11-17 at Osu (大須) ANJELIQ. The sessions will cover songs from LUNA SEA, hide with spread beaver, KUROYUME, Laputa, cali≠gari, Raphael, hurts, and SALLY. ex-Cu[be] drummer Atuki (亜月) will also participate!

Lunatic underground

  • V. (TBA)
  • G. toki [ex-UNDEAD~etc., Lucifer's underground]
  • G. Maki (真稀) [ex-AZALEA~Mebius~hurts~Lamina~etc., Lucifer's underground]
  • B. Yuuri (憂里) [ex-chariots~Cu[be]~UNDEAD~etc., Lucifer's underground]
  • D. (TBA)

Deisui Tenshi (泥酔天使)

  • V. HINA (ヒナ) [ex-AZALEA~hurts~etc., Lucifer's underground]
  • G. Jun (潤) [Butterfly syndrome]
  • B. ka-no [ex-Butterfly syndrome (support)]
  • D. 海星-Hitode- (aka Kaede) [ex-hurts~Lamina~UNDEAD~Lucifer's underground~etc.]


  • V. Shuuji (秀児) [ex-cali≠gari~etc.]
  • G. Jun (潤) [Butterfly syndrome]
  • G. Fukui Tomoharu (福井 智晴) [vimoksha]
  • D. Nakahara Kazuyuki (中原 和之) [CHRONO.mode]

Matenshi Gakuin (魔天使学院)

  • V. Heidi (廃児) [Butterfly syndrome]
  • G. Jun (潤) [Butterfly syndrome]
  • B. ka-no [ex-Butterfly syndrome (support)]
  • D. Atuki (亜月) [ex-Cu[be]~Lucifer's underground~etc.]

Kurumeku Haijintachi (眩く廃人達)

  • V. Setsuna (刹那) [ex-Otogi~etc.]
  • G. Mayuu (舞夕) [ex-Lustair~etc.]
  • B. Masa (雅) [ex-Lamina~etc.]
  • D. Tenmaru (貂丸) [ex-DEATH TRASH~etc.]

Lucifer's underground will participate in a threeman, Lamentation of “Canvas” -Scene 10-, on 2016-10-28 at IMAIKE CLUB 3STAR with Lament. and somali.

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.

MARCO releases 「Haitoku to Lingerie」 samples, + more events with chariots

Marco have released samples for their latest distributed single, Haitoku to Lingerie, which will be released at their free oneman on August 11.

Something about the recording quality is just pure 💩, but at least the songs are listenable - too bad we may never get to hear the rest. ;w; Despite being for lives-only, the single is also oddly advertised as their "5th single", when really, Marco have released more than that if you count the other live-distributed singles they've released in the past.


In other news, Marco will join forces with chariots once again as the two bands will participate at the fourman event, "COMPILE RECORD PRESENTS“CHEMICAL SYRUP VOL.30.5”", at RUIDO K4 on September 14. Also joining them are More and FAZ, plus opening act Durandal.

After that, they will also be participating in chariots and THE GALLO's collaboration tour, "NEO JAPANESQUE BEAUTY AND CATASTROPHE", on the following dates:

  • November 17 @ HOLIDAY NEXT NAGOYA
  • November 18 @ RUIDO OSAKA
  • November 23 @ EDGE IKEBUKURO

Other participating bands will also include ARCHEMI., DEVIZE, DIEALO, SCHWARZ KAIN (シュヴァルツカイン), and JACK CAPER (ジャックケイパー). Tickets will go on sale starting on September 3rd.

Chariots x GALLO flyer

Chariots x GALLO flyer

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). ✨

chariots and PISARRO in 「DEEP MORE DEEP#4」
chariots and PISARRO will participate in the new omnibus DEEP MORE DEEP#4!

The compilation will be released on 2016-10-12, and will also feature THE EGOIST and VAN9ISH. Each band will contribute one new (or unreleased) song.

A release celebration event featuring those bands and others, CHEMICAL SYRUP VOL.31 -DEEP MORE DEEP#4, will be held on 2016-10-05 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4.

By the way, PISARRO will hold a “fourman” live, the chaotic gallery:picture02 edge ikebukuro -Yako Seitansai- (the chaotic gallery:picture02 edge ikebukuro -弥妓生誕祭-), on 2016-11-19 at EDGE IKEBUKURO, to celebrate the birthday of guitarist Yako (弥妓). Shinotsukuame (篠突く雨), Fixer, GLAM GRAMM@R, and a special birthday session opening act will participate.
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).

ELYSION members cover Megaromania?!
Awesome news for Megaromania fans!

As some may know, ELYSION is a fairly new band whose music is noticeably influenced by none other than Megaromania. (If you haven't heard them yet, check 'em out below:)

Out of the bunch, vocalist Bidoh (美堂) and bassist Misogi (禊) are especially fans of the band, as their aesthetics are taken after vocalist Sui and guitarist Chikage respectively. And for Misogi's birthday live (and fittingly so), the two will pay tribute to their idols by performing in a special session band!

The cover band, called Shinkou-sha (信仰者), will perform at the fourman live, Keisei ~ misogi no kokuin ~ 四闘 ~ (警醒~禊ノ刻印~四闘~) (a clever pun of God of Megaromania~) at Ikebukuro RUIDO K3 on July 22.

Vo. 美堂-BIDOH- (ex-Minerva, ELYSION)
Gu. 詩結-shiyuu- (VETIQUE)
Gu. 雲雀-hibari- (MALISEND)
Ba. 禊-MISOGI- (ex-Minerva, ELYSION)
Dr. 雄大-takehiro- (THE EGOIST)

  • APOCALYPSE (Megaromania)
  • Crimson (Megaromania)
  • AURORA-destinies of world- (Megaromania)
  • Sabbath (Megaromania)
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.
Mischievous live-limited single 「Blind Doll」
Mischievous will release a live-limited single, Blind Doll, in August.

The two-track single will only be sold during their release celebration tour, -【D.I.M】-, which begins on 2016-08-11 at HOLIDAY OSAKA. The tour will continue at least through 2016-09-16, with a tour final to be announced at a later date.
MARCO - Amaji PV + more!
With only weeks to go before the release of their latest single, Amaji, Marco have released the song's full PV! (The PV will be included in the TYPE A edition)

Also, as mentioned here, the band will also hold a twoman live with Shinotsuke Ame, where their latest live-limited single, Sono yami ni ame ari will be sold. The band has since clarified that this single is not a song, but a narration of Rei's first short story of the same name. The single will be sold along with its own book to each person, as copies are limited. In addition to that, there will be collaboration cheki featuring both bands distributed at the live.

Also, Marco appeared on guitarist Akira's podcast, which can be viewed at the label's Youtube channel.

Minor news roundup 3/1
Some minor updates from Affective Synergy, ARLEQUIN, AVANCHICK, THE BLACK SWAN, and SAMUKURO:

  • Affective Synergy (pictured above) held their live on the 25th. Lin (凛) says that the project will be a little more active this year, but detailed plans haven't been made yet (tho it seems that he will be recording something soon!). Here's the setlist from the live:
    1. 蒼焔-Souen- / 2. As a Fact / MC / 3. Another Sky / 4. Nyx (Lilith cover) / 5. Daze (new song)
  • ARLEQUIN will participate in a threeman with Kiryu (己龍) and MERRY in June:
  • ARLEQUIN has announced new goods: a parka, tshirt, coin purse, and sticker. (They're all pretty ugly |D)

    They're also releasing a pamphlet! Most of the shitty bands I listen to never get popular enough to have pamphlets, so that's a good sign♪
  • ARLEQUIN were on talk program NICO Visu (ニコびじゅ) today.
  • AVANCHICK are selling live photographs via their section at the AOOS web shop.
  • AVANCHICK will hold a series of three twoman/threeman events:
  • THE BLACK SWAN will participate in a fourman in June:
  • ex-Oneness guitarist DAI will participate in a session on 2016-03-31:
    Tokubetsu na SOUP 【LILT Sedai】 (特別なスープ【リルト世代】)
    V. 空-kou- [ex-LILT (リルト)]
    G. DAI [ex-Oneness]
    G. Yuki (柚希) [ex-RIZ]
    B. Fuma (冬麻) [ex-RIZ]
    D. °CeleNa。 [ex-RIZ]
  • SAMUKURO officially joined Me teaR music on 2016-02-14. They'd previously appeared on that label's omnibus. Hilariously, their official web site has stopped working... some label, huh |D
Yesterday, we introduced you to new band, PISARRO. Since then, it's been revealed that the band has more plans up their sleeve before their official debut in May.

Before then, PISARRO will perform under the name, "INSHOUHA CAMILLE" (印象派カミーユ), as a prototype band. They will first perform at their demo live at Ikebukuro EDGE on February 29, and then have their final demo performance at the same venue on April 7, where they will also release their three one-coin singles.
ex-SIVA/gaNesha & ex-VARYL members form new band PISARRO
Certain members of gaNesha, SIVA, and VARYL are back, and they've formed a new band together!

The band, named PISARRO (ピサロ), will feature the following lineup:
Vo. KOE (虎歪) (ex-SIVA, gaNesha (as Kairi), etc.)
Gu. KAEDE (楓) (ex-ZERθGATE, EXEQUTE (as Sou))
Gu. YAKO (弥妓) (ex-gaNesha (as Keisuke), etc.)
Ba. Vian (ex-VARYL (as Yume))
Dr. WATARU (渉) (ex-Lucaria, the Dice (as Miya), etc.)

Also making a guest appearance at their live will be chariots. Tickets are available on March 26.
LIN (minus KISAKI) to participate in live event, HAUNTED HOUSE Vol:4
LIN, with the exception of leader KISAKI, will make a guest appearance in the live event, HAUNTED HOUSE Vol:4, at Osaka LIVE HOUSE D'.

The event will take place on March 18. Until then, tickets will be available for sale at the band's official webshop, starting on January 17. Guitarist CERO will perform alongside Paranoid≠circuS, while the rest will perform in the session group, Chika-sen PARADOX (地下線パラドックス).

Chika-sen PARADOX (地下線パラドックス) lineup:
Gu.HIRO (ひろ。) (Gimmick.)
Ba.KATCHIN (カッチン) (THE FLYING PANTS) (⬅ yes, that's actually the band's name)

Other participating bands include FAZ, GLARD, JOKER, etc.
GOEMON RECORDS has presented the official group photo of ARLEQUIN and PENTAGON for its upcoming label tour, Daimyougyouretsu 2016 (大名行列2016).

  • 2016-05-05 ebisu (恵比寿) LIQUIDROOM
  • 2016-05-07 Kanazawa (金沢) AZ
  • 2016-05-08 Niigata (新潟) GOLDEN PIGS RED STAGE
  • 2016-05-10 Sendai (仙台) MACANA
  • 2016-05-14 Hiroshima (広島) SECOND CRUTCH
  • 2016-05-15 Fukuoka (福岡) Drum Be-1
  • 2016-05-17 Okayama (岡山) IMAGE
  • 2016-05-21 Kashiwa (柏) PALOOZA
  • 2016-05-22 Urawa (浦和) Narciss
  • 2016-05-25 Yokohama (横浜) BAYSIS
  • 2016-05-28 Umeda (梅田) CLUB QUATTRO
  • 2016-05-29 Nagoya (名古屋) ElectricLadyLand
Terakoya (THE BLACK SWAN) label tour
Terakoya (the new label of THE BLACK SWAN) will hold its 10 year anniversary event tour, Hyakka Ryouran ~Extravaganza for second bloom~ (百花繚乱 ~Extravaganza for second bloom~), beginning on 2016-04-24.
chariots rebirth in 2016
chariots has announced their revival!

The band will “thaw out” (解凍) and “rebirth” in 2016. Perennial support guests G. KAZ [ex-Ⅶ-Sense], B. Jin [ex-UnsraW], and D. Mikage [ex-Ⅶ-Sense] are now official members.

The band will freely distribute their new song, Togetoga (棘咎), through Like an Edison stores beginning on 2016-02-01. Their revival sponsored event live, more glitch reception vol.1, will be held on 2016-04-15.

⇒ chariots official website
⇒ chariots Twitter

Posts from 2015

ex-DAS:VASSER and ex-Aliene Maφriage new band 「Insanity Injection」
ex-DAS:VASSER and ex-Aliene Maφriage new band 「Insanity Injection」

ex-Aliene Maφriage vocalist Kyouka (狂華) has finally revealed details of his new band, Insanity Injection.

The band features several of his long-time collaborators: CHAOS (ケイオス) [glamscure, etc.] as second vocalist, guitarist Makoto (魔琴) [ex-MISSA, etc.], and bassist Hideaki (秀暁) [ex-DAS:VASSER, etc.], along with new(?) guy Gaga (蛾々) as guitarist.

The band will hold their formation celebration three-city sponsored event, SLAUGHTER BANQUET, on 2016-02-22, 24, and 25 at Shinsaibashi BIG CAT, Nagoya HOLIDAY NEXT, and Takadanobaba AREA, respectively.

Their three-song single, ADVENT OF SLAUGHTER, will be released in two types on 2016-02-17: GORE Edition, which includes a PV; and CARNAGE Edition, which includes two bonus tracks (Aliene Maφriage and DAS:VASSER covers).

A preview of the B.R.N preview is up:

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.
LIN to release secret live DVDs
Welp, we saw this coming...

LIN will release two SECRET LIVE VIDEOS at guitarist CERO's birthday live, "Here's looking at me, kid Vol.2" at HOLIDAY OSAKA on December 1st. The first DVD will cost 3000 yen, and the second will cost 3500 yen. Both are limited to 15 copies each, but there's currently no word on the contents of the DVDs yet. We'll be sure to keep you updated.
LIN to be featured in omnibus DVD, FEST FES 2015
Missed out on LIN's performance at FEST FES 2015 back in August? Then worry no more, the live event is now available to watch on DVD!

LIN will be featured in the FEST FES 2015 live DVD, along with hosting band FEST VAINQUEUR, amongst other bands. In fact, they're the first act to perform! The DVD will be released under Plug Records West, and it will cost ¥4,860. There will also be backstage interviews with the bands, plus an encore session towards the end! Check out the tracklist here.

Riku band「C」to perform at ROCKSTAR RECORDS event, "大激突"
「C」 SESSION, the newest band of Riku (ex-LIN, chariots, etc.) will be performing again (and have also uploaded their first promo picture~)! This time they'll be performing with ROCKSTAR RECORDS bands at Shinjuku Blaze on December 14.

Now shortened as 「C」, and with the same lineup, the band will perform as guests at the ROCKSTAR RECORDS presents event, 大激突, alongside ROCKSTAR bands AVANCHICK, Devil Kitty, etc. Other bands include SHAPE SHIFTER, THE GALLO, Synk;yet, NINJAMAN JAPAN, and GELLONIMO.
This one definitely surprised me - ARLEQUIN will participate in a twoman with MERRY at Saga (佐賀) GEILS on 2015-09-12, as part of the latter band's Grateful Year 2015「NOnsenSe MARkeT 2F」 tour.
ARLEQUIN and LIPHLICH twoman (again)
ARLEQUIN will hold another twoman versus LIPHLICH on 2015-10-26.
PENTAGON will participate in a twoman versus DADAROMA on 2015-10-11 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4. The two bands will also hold a session at the event.
FUTURISM・BOYZ will participate in a threeman on 2015-11-15―with visual bands!

I wish they'd put out a CD ;O;
LIN's Visual Festival 2015
LIN will appear alongside other visual kei bands for not only one visual festival, but two this year!
  • First, the band appeared at the event, 「V-BAND 祭」 ~SUMMER FESTIVAL 2015~ at Shibuya REX on July 31, alongside HERO, MeteoroiD, Black Gene for the Next Scene, Souiumono, BLaive, etc. They will then perform for the next three days of the event at Osaka MUSE on August 7, at Nagoya E.L.L on August 9, and at Tsutaya O-WEST on August 14.
  • Then, later on October 18, they will appear alongside other visual kei bands from all over Japan and from other countries for the Visual Unite sponsored World Visual Festival at Shibuya SOUND MUSEUM VISION. Familiar faces include UCHUSENTAI:NOIZ, Jin-Machine, Scarlet Valse, and NINJAMAN JAPAN, while the foreign bands participating are DIE/MAY (from Sweden and Finland, consisting of ex-Seremedy members *cringes*), DNR (Dreams Not Reality) (from Italy and Germany), and MaleRose (from Thailand). The video that showcases the participating bands can be viewed below.

  • LIN will also be making a guest appearance at the SAITAMA Summer Rock Festival on August 11-12. Other bands performing will include THE BLACK SWAN, Devil Kitty, AVANCHICK, and VARYL.
  • In other news, they have also sold some bootleg DVDs at their live at Shibuya REX on July 31. The live footage featured are from their performances at Meguro Rokumeikan on June 30 and at Takadanobaba AREA on July 1. The DVDs were 3000 yen each.

AVANCHICK new look
AVANCHICK have revealed their new look, and should be announcing a new release soon. In the mean time, three small bits of news:

  • The name of their previously-announced coupling tour with Synk;yet is Kodoku to Tsumi (孤独と罪). The tour will kick off on 2015-12-01 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE.
  • Vocalist NOAH will appear as guitarist in a session band on 2015-11-18 (along with Dead Children bassist Ray):
  • Those who earn a certain amount of points (3,000 yen per point) on the AVANCHICK pointcard will receive a privilege DVD (contents unknown). Other privileges include photos with the band, cheki, etc.
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.
LIN threeman with dieS, emmuree
LIN will participate in a threeman with dieS and emmurée in September. Pretty strange combination, huh?
Vasalla × WITH SEXY twoman live DVD
Legendary Soleil/Matina bands Vasalla and WITH SEXY held their one-day-revival twoman on 2015-05-30. This week, after a brief countdown on their OHP, the bands announced that a live DVD of the performance will be available! Details are TBA.
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.
GOEMON RECORDS threeman sold out
GOEMON RECORDS will hold a threeman of its bands―ARLEQUIN, PENTAGON, and REALies―at which the bands will perform under special names and wear yukata. The live has already sold out ♪
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.
Paranoid≠circuS in threeman
Paranoid≠circuS will participate in a threeman in August:
PENTAGON and GIGAMOUS in threeman
PENTAGON and GIGAMOUS will participate in a threeman with BELLE (ベル) next month:
THE BLACK SWAN will hold a threeman with HOLLOWGRAM and Femme Fatale (btw, it's their second time with Femme Fatale). An unspecified gift will be freely distributed to attendees... hopefully not a CD 'cause those are hard to get!
ARLEQUIN and NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST will hold their twoman live, TEARS OF BLOOD, in August:
LIN four-day Halloween event
LIN will hold their 4-day Halloween sponsored event, Unlimited Aesthetic:
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.

ALVION first single and new look
ALVION has revealed their latest artist photo and announced their first single, FORBIDDEN UNDER GROUND, which will be released on 2015-07-22. The band has also announced their sponsored event, Fatalistic Permission. By the way, ALVION has a new official Twitter account: @official_alvion.
ARLEQUIN, Dead Children, and PENTAGON involved in twoman lives
ARLEQUIN will hold a twoman with DIAURA, and Dead Children will hold a co-sponsored event with Synk;yet:

PENTAGON will hold a twoman tour with LEZARD, LezaPEN (りざペン), beginning on 2015-09-06:
  • 2015-09-06 Takadanobaba AREA
  • 2015-09-09 Kanazawa AZ
  • 2015-09-10 Niigata CLUB RIVERST
  • 2015-09-11 Sendai HooK
  • 2015-09-15 Fukuoka DRUM Be-1
  • 2015-09-16 Hiroshima Namiki JUNCTION
  • 2015-09-21 Nagoya ell.FITSALL
  • 2015-09-22 Osaka MUSE
  • 2015-09-24 Okayama IMAGE
  • 2015-09-25 Kobe Taiyou to Tora
News roundup 3/5
Here's some minor news:

  • As of March 1st, Hideaki (秀暁) ex-bassist of DAS:VASSER has joined UNDEAD (which has been home to many Nagoya based bandmen: ex-AZALEA, hurts, etc.).
  • Lilith will hold their 10th oneman live, 魔都制圧 -In to the CORE-, on 2015-03-28.

    Their first China tour, 円夢中華 -The Freak of Saviour-, will begin on 2015-04-10, and will feature a live with girugämesh on the 12th and a live with Royz on the 24th. The tour final, 魔都制圧 -Neo Scream-, will be held on 2015-07-25.
  • THE BLACK SWAN will hold their threeman, KILLER×KILLER CARNIVAL vol.3, versus DEZERT and Kuroyuuri to Kage (黒百合と影) on 2015-05-22 at Ikebukuro EDGE.
  • It appears that, from 2015-03-01, ex-SUZAKU guitarist Hazuki (葉月) is once again providing support for AiM MaiM. The band also has a new look, which you can see on their artist page.
  • ARLEQUIN appeared on the 109 public TV screen in Shibuya (渋谷) from 2015-02-23 through 2015-03-01 (pic here). They also had a billboard truck (pic here).

    These are quite big promotional steps for an indie visual kei band!
PENTAGON first single and Harajuku hijack
PENTAGON will release their first single, Shounen WALTZ (少年ワルツ), in 3 types on 2015-04-29 (details TBA). They will also “hijack” Harajuku for one day, on 2014-04-25, in celebration of vocalist 千吊-chizuru-'s birthday!

Various mannequins at secret Harajuku locations will be made up to resemble the PENTAGON members. Photography of these mannequins is encouraged! Furthermore, the band will sell PENTAGON custom parkas and shirts through the GOEMON web shop beginning on 2014-02-16 (6,000 yen each)―fans are encouraged to buy these and wear them on the hijack day, to further spread awareness of PENTAGON throughout Harajuku! Finally, a free event (fashion show?), called PENTA COLLECTION (ペンタコレクション), will be held at Harajuku (原宿) QUEST HALL on that day.

Rayka birthday event
REALies vocalist Rayka's birthday event will be held on 2015-04-28 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA, at which limited edition t-shirts designed by him will be sold.
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!

CARAT tour and birthday events
CARAT will hold a birthday event for Amamiya Ryuuto, Amamiya Fuyu Matsuri (雨宮冬祭り), on 2015-01-22, at which his session Neji (ねじ) will appear. The band's sponsored event tour, Kachoufuugetsu (花鳥風月), will begin on 2015-02-01, and its birthday threeman to celebrate the birthdays of Nozomi (希) and SHIRO (シロ) will be held on 2015-02-12.
AVANCHICK tour and events
AVANCHICK will commence their 3rd season (tour), Mikan (未完), on 2015-02-01, which will run until their tour final oneman on 2015-03-21. The band will also hold its birthday events for kagari and Hyu-ga, and Otake. AVANCHICK's first anniversary live event will be held on 2015-07-31 at TSUTAYA O-WEST.

(Meanwhile, ex-guitarist YOSHITO appeared in Ray's session band on 2015-01-07.)
GOEMON RECORDS tours and coupling omnibus
Hot indie visual label started by ex-CindyKate, GOEMON RECORDS, has several live tours and events planned for 2015, including its 2nd anniversary tour! On 2015-04-22, the label will also release its first coupling omnibus, ALL I NEED, including new songs and live footage from ARLEQUIN, PENTAGON, and REALies. Check below for all the live details:

FOODED SEAL to make announcement
Bad luck band FOODED SEAL has mentioned that they will make an important announcement at their 2015-01-18 sponsored event. Disbandment incoming, right?
ALVION mini-album and ex-SUZAKU drummer joins
ALVION (ex-GRIEVER and Synside new band) has announced that support drummer KAREN (カレン) [ex-SUZAKU] officially joined on 2015-01-01! Furthermore, the band will release their first mini-album, REVELATION, on 2015-03-04, and hold their sponsored event on 2015-03-07.

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.
ARLEQUIN × Grieva × DEZERT additional threeman announced
ARLEQUIN will appear in an additional threeman vs Grieva (グリーヴァ) and DEZERT, as an extension of those two bands' coupling tour. The threeman, Shi×tou Bangaihen -Mitsudomoe- 2015 (死×闘 番外編-三つ巴-2015), will be held on 2015-01-17 at SHIBUYA CLUB QUATTRO.
News roundup 10/21
Here's a roundup of the latest news related to ARLEQUIN, ISORA, VARYL, SIVA, E'm ~grief~, LIN, MASKED RIDER SYSTEM, and Vior gloire.

  • ARLEQUIN will begin their latest collaboration with Like an Edison on 2014-10-20. Like before, it includes special instores, shopping bags, etc., but more importantly, they'll distribute a new song called Ichijiku (無花果). Also like before, Like an Edison is an asshole, so this only applies in store; web orders won't include the distributed CD.
  • VARYL (ex-Visage vocalist new band) will release their maxi-single, Aitou (哀悼), in 2015. Their celebration event, Kaihou Junrei -Daiisshou- (解放巡礼 -第一章-), will be on 2015-01-23 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE.

  • Here's a sample from MASKED RIDER SYSTEM's upcoming single:

  • Soon-to-disband super indie band, Emlibeur, released their first (and last) single on 2014-10-19. Interestingly, they thanked ex-Vior gloire vocalist shall in the credits, so I guess he helped them somehow :) Here's a sample of some other songs from them, just for kicks:

  • LIN is in Vol.15 of Chinese visual magazine VISUALZINE.
  • ISORA will hold their threeman, Butterfly Effect, with DISGUST and CielGrave on 2014-12-05 at LIVE HOUSE D'.
  • ex-SIVA session Bakemonogo (化物語) will appear on 2014-10-28 with the lineup:
    【V. KAIRI (カイリ) [ex-SIVA] / G. HIKARU (ヒカル) [THE GALLO] / G. Narumi (成海) [ex-Bergerac] / B. Mayu (真悠) [ex-HALCION (ハルシオン)] / D. aki [ex-E'm ~grief~, etc.]】
Oneness twoman with Sick²
Oneness will hold their twoman live versus Sick², LALLAPALLOOZA 1, on 2014-11-14 at Osaka (大阪) LIVE HOUSE D'. A large session will play at the end.
Back in his Syndrome days, KISAKI was a guest member of ANTIFEMINISM (アンチフェミニズム). This year, the project will reach its 15th anniversary―and KENZI and KISAKI have collaborated to produce an ANTIFEMINISM special event!

2014-12-22 at Meguro ROCKMAYKAN

Before that, LIN will serve as special guest during MANIPULATED SLAVES' 20 year anniversary event in November:

MANIPULATED SLAVES (main act) / LIN (special guest) / DEAD STOCK Co. / CRYING MACHINE / G∀LMET / CROSS VEIN / ANCIENT MYTH / Barbariancherry / the PiNK BURST / Amiliyah

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 threeman in November
LIN will participate in a threeman with BIOSPHIA and Xepher on 2014-11-26:

2014-11-26 at Ash OSAKA
LIN / BIOSPHIA / Xepher (threeman)

king zeebra celebrates anniversary
king zeebra, the label founded by ex-SUZAKU vocalist Itsuki, will celebrate its 1 year anniversary!

king zeebra presents 1 year anniversary event Kaimamieru Zekkei vol.2 (垣間見える絶景 vol.2)
2014-10-29 at OSAKA MUSE
AiM MaiM / Tatoeba Konna Hanashi / XENON / CARDIA (カルディア) / REVINE / The Verse / countdown

ARLEQUIN and REALies vocalists switch
ARLEQUIN and REALies will hold their 150-person-limited premium “vocalist shuffle” live:

GOEMON RECORDS Presents Rayka vs Aki Goemon VOCAL SHUFFLE Taikaii!! (Rayka vs 暁 ごえもんボーカルャッフル大会っ!!)
2014-11-30 at Shibuya (渋谷) RUIDO K2
ARLEQUIN feat. Rayka / REALies feat. Aki

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

Nihilizm vs THE BLACK SWAN
D.I.D Nihilizm will hold their twoman event versus THE BLACK SWAN in October.

Nihilizm Presents 2MAN EVENT Fascinated on Drug.
Nihilizm vs THE BLACK SWAN

GOEMON BBQ, CindyKate revival, MARMOT event, and more
Aww, check out this shot from the recent “GOEMON RECORDS family” BBQ gathering ↑. They love each other ;_;. Anyway, here's a roundup of some GOEMON RECORDS news, feat. ARLEQUIN, CindyKate, and REALies!

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The FUTURISM・BOYZ vs Dancing MOGA twoman was completed successfully, with attendance almost sold out, and renewed optimism among remaining members Shun (俊) and YUKIHIRO (ユキヒロ)! In addition to mentioning a few interesting details of F・BOYZ' activity until now (please check the biography page), Shun mentioned in a post that the duo has already planned more lives, due to the success of this one!

It seems we might get an official announcement about a FUTURISM・BOYZ vocalist in August...!

Here's the setlist from the show (keep in mind that lyrics and rhythm to almost all songs were changed to accommodate shall!):

  1. micron
  2. Musuu no Kinkou (Drum 'n' Bass Ver.) (無数の均衡 (Drum 'n' Bass Ver.))
  3. CHICKEN Lock (チキンLock)
  4. 13sai Ningyou (13歳人形) [Arc cover]
  5. SPICY (Soul Dance Ver.)
  6. Ikiru toha Tatakai deare (生きるとは闘いであれ)
  7. If (ballade Ver.) featuring Kitera Akio

THE BLACK SWAN members' blogs and Twitters are open, and the band has announced details of its tour final at which a new song will be distributed.

2014-09-11 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA
THE BLACK SWAN / Sel'm / Femme Fatale / ERIZA / Nihilizm / SAVAGE

I SOLATION freely distributed to attendees

THE BLACK SWAN members' blogs

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.
FOODED SEAL sponsored event
As you know, FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) will lose all remaining members, except for vocalist Masami (雅美). Despite that, the band has announced its sponsored event in celebration of Masami's birthday!

The remaining members will secede on 2014-08-08, and this event will be held on 2014-08-18; seems to me that Masami already has a full new lineup ready to debut at that live. (He did say that FOODED SEAL isn't disbanding, after all!) What do you think?

Masami birthday celebration FOODED SEAL sponsored event Masami Birthday PAKKEN Tensei (雅美Birthday パックン転生)
2014-08-18 at SHIBUYA REX
FOODED SEAL / chronogear (クロノギア) / Pastel Holic (パスホリ) / DICTATOR CIRCUS / MELVEL (マルヴェル) / RIBEL (リベル) / LOG-ログ- / (session TBA)

REALies sponsored events and costume exhibition
REALies has announced a September sponsored event tour called REVIVE YOUR HEARTS. Additionally, ZEALLINK Shinjuku and Sendai will have an exhibition of REALies' SETSUNA CANDLE (セツナキャンドル) costumes from 2014-06-03~08 and 2014-06-11~16, respectively.

REALies Tokyo Nagoya Osaka sponsored event tour REVIVE YOUR HEARTS

2014-09-13 at OSAKA MUSE

2014-09-14 at Nagoya (名古屋) ell.FITSALL

2014-09-15 at SHIBUYA O-WEST
REALies / heidi. (guest) / Black Gene For the Next Scene (guest) / DEZERT (guest) / ARLEQUIN / Yeti / REIGN / Call Me

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

CindyKate one day revival!
Long-running visual band MoNoLith is disbanding this August, and have been doing special projects as part of their last tour. Today, they announced that they'll “redo” their twoman live vs CindyKate (シンディケイト), which was originally held in 2012... which means that CindyKate will hold a one day revival!!

MoNoLith last tour Re:Hirogeyou! Oshinko no Rin PROJECT
CindyKate VS MoNoLith Tonasaka 2MAN BATTLE TOUR 2012
「“Oshinko no Tsudoi~PROMISE WRIST BAND”」

(Re:広げよう!おしんこの輪プロジェクト シンディケイト VS MoNoLith 東名阪2MAN BATTLE TOUR 2012 「“おしんこの集い~PROMISE WRIST BAND”」)

2014-07-23 at Ikebukuro (池袋) Black Hole
CindyKate vs MoNoLith (twoman) / REALies (guest)

ARLEQUIN special revenge twoman
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) will hold a special twoman with LIPHLICH, sponsored by Like an Edison. Part 1 of the special is a twoman live, while Part 2 is a talk & photo session, at which a limited ARLEQUIN × LIPHLICH poster will be sold. Those who purchase tickets in advance via mailorder will further receive an unspecified ARLEQUIN × LIPHLICH privilege DVD.

Like an Edison × ARLEQUIN × LIPHLICH Special Concept Live&Event -Resurrection&Revenge 2man Live-
2014-06-01 at Shinjuku (新宿) LOFT

By the way, GOEMON RECORDS has uploaded ARLEQUIN's Eclipse PV in full:

AVANCHICK revealed
The lineup of AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) was finally revealed yesterday! The band has also announced its first release and uploaded a clip of a PV for the song Maria.

AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) are: (※ L→R in photo above)
G. Otake (おたけ) [ex-CindyKate]
B. 篝-kagari- [ex-Veled ~ ArcDeaR]
V. NOAH [ex-A→Z.]
G. YOSHITO (ヨシト) [ex-SAINTIA (セインティア)]
D. Hyu-ga [ex-A→Z.]

AVANCHICK will release their first single, Maria, on 2014-06-25. For more information, please check the AVANCHICK discography page.

The band will hold their first live and sponsored event, Nuovo Strada Reale, on 2014-07-11 at SHIBUYA-REX. They will then embark on their first tour, Fukaki (孵化) from 2014-07-16 through 2014-10-11, with their tour final threeman, Fine Di Covare, on 2014-10-25 at SHIBUYA-REX.

AVANCHIK OHP artist page discography

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION models for Tritt fur Tritt anniversary
On 2014-09-22, legendary visual kei hair & makeup house Tritt für Tritt will celebrate its 10th(!) anniversary with a huge modeling & live event in Ikebukuro (池袋). After teasing details for the past five months, Tritt für Tritt has finally announced the full lineup of participants in its event―and a plethora of ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION musicians will appear!

Tritt für Tritt 10th anniversary event Tritt für Tritt, Ikebukuro wo JACK!? ~Shikaku to Choukaku no 「Jikohyougen」~ =HAIR MAKE & LIVE SHOW= (トリトリ,池袋をジャック!? ~視覚と聴覚の「自己表現」~ =ヘアメイク&ライブショー=)
2014-09-22 at Ikebukuro Toshima Koukaidou (池袋豊島公会堂)

  • SUI (ex-Megaromania ~ LIN)
  • MIZALY (ex-Megaromania ~ LIN)
  • YUSHI (ex-Megaromania ~ LIN)
  • CERO (LIN)
  • Rame (ex-VIDOLL ~ Black Gene For the Next Scene)
  • SAN (ex-NEGA ~ the:Ø)
  • Ray (ex-NEGA ~ Licht Entertainment president)
  • Cecil (ex-E'm ~grief~)
  • RENA (ex-Vior gloire ~ THE BLACK SWAN)
  • Otake (ex-CindyKate ~ AVANCHICK)
  • (unknown vocalist of AVANCHICK) (AVANCHICK)

【other models】
yo-ka (DIAURA) / Kayuu (ν) / Sizna (Moran) / Ice (BFN) / MINAMI / YUKI (CELL) / kyouki (Grieva) / Hisame (Grieva) / mikado (Oneness) / syuma (Oneness) / rui (MISARUKA) / rin (MISARUKA) / Agato (Tokami) / Yutaka (LUCHe.) / Hikaru (LUCHe.) / rino (Synk;yet) / yuiha (Synk;yet) / VAMPIRE ROSE / Humiya (SERIAL⇔NUMBER) / Seiran (HiMeDOKI) / Luy (ZIN) / Kei (ZIN) / Riku (ZIN) / Louie (Rose Noire) / Jill (Rose Noire) / Tomoya (LIV'ERT) / Tamaki Souji (MARBLE HEAD) / Shion (AXIA) / TAKUYA (REVIL) / RayJi (ViV) / TAKA (White Palette) / Sakinew (ex-TRUST) / Yuuka (ex-Fi'Ance.)

【live performances】
Royz / DIAURA / GOTCHAROCKA / ν / Kiryu (己龍)

While Tritt für Tritt will handle all hair and makeup for the modeling portions, they will collaborate with the following fashion houses for clothes and accessories: SEX POT, Royal Princess Alice, Angelic Pretty, SUPER LOVERS, Rion, and mIRA..

LIN with hardcore acts
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has announced that they will appear at Shinsaibashi Club ALIVE's 10th anniversary special event, at which legendary hardcore/metal bands RAPES and ROSENFELD will appear!

2014-08-03 at Shinsaibashi Club ALIVE
LIN / RAPES / ROSENFELD (one day revival)

FUTURISM・BOYZ twoman featuring shall
FUTURISM・BOYZ will hold their twoman live vs DancingMOGA on 2014-07-20 at Abiko (あびこ) BEAT IN. Vocalist CO- will not appear―instead, ex-Vior gloire shall (シャル) will act as the band's guest vocalist!

News roundup 4/21
Here's the latest news featuring ARLEQUIN, carat, KISAKI, LIN, REALies, and Tatoeba Konna Hanashi:

  • ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) appears on VISUAL Keiji Z Vol.38 (ヴィジュアル刑事Z) which is broadcasting from April 16 until April 30.
  • carat (カラット) will hold their threeman tour with the Raid. and LUCHe. beginning in August, and will finish the tour with their 2 year anniversary oneman in September:
    Sound Addict Laboratory presents carat 2 year celebration tour THREE ARROW TOUR! 3bon no Ya ha Orenaize!! (スリーアローツアー!3本の矢は折れないぜ!!)
    2014-08-25 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA
    2014-09-01 at Fukuoka (福岡) DRUM SON
    2014-09-03 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) soma
    2014-09-04 at HOLIDAY NEXT NAGOYA
    2014-09-05 at Hamamatsu (浜松) FORCE
    2014-09-09 at HooK SENDAI
    carat / the Raid. / LUCHe. (threeman)

    Takadanobaba Utagejou (高田馬場宴場)
    2014-09-17 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA
    carat (oneman)

  • GOEMON RECORDS has announced two new sponsored events.
    GOEMON RECORDS presents
    GOMI ha GOMIbakoE from-G- (ゴミはゴミ箱ヱ from-G-)
    2014-07-17 at SHINJUKU RUIDO K4

    2014-06-28 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE
    ARLEQUIN / REALies / (band TBA 2014-05-01) / LUCHe. / METEROID / Sick² / VOW

  • KISAKI will be featured [briefly] in the first issue of new visual kei magazine Stuppy (which features an awkard-looking RUKI on the cover). It will be released on 2014-04-24 for 980 yen.
  • The cover of upcoming omnibus featuring LIN, Yougenkyou -WEST- THE CONQUEST OF NANIWA, has been revealed. Check it here.
  • Goods sold at LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) guitarist MIZALY's birthday event have been announced: cheki from LIN's photoshoot and PV shooting (set of 2 / 1,000 yen), MIZALY birthday session cheki (set of 2 / 1,000 yen), and SchwarzVrain's live DVD (3,500 yen).
  • REALies and ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) live photosets, from their respective 2014-03-19 and 2014-03-15 oneman lives, are being sold via 7-ELEVEN. They can also be purchased online (with shopping service) via AOO Store.
  • Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) will release a “silent music video” for their song MONOLEON (モノレオン) on 2014-06-01. It's intended to be watched while listening to the Yougenkyou -WEST- omnibus which will feature that song.

  • Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) will sell their limited-design t-shirts for 3,000 yen at their 2014-05-02 sponsored event.
  • Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) continues a tradition started by LOTMAN (ロットマン) and will hold their game of onigokko with fans on 2014-04-26. Purchase of a 1,000 yen balloon is required to participate.

    Prize for capturing Ren is a live DVD #1; prize for capturing Kousuke is 3,000 yen; prize for capturing Kento is live DVD #2. There are further prizes of a Tatoeba mask an unspecified good. Follow their onigokko Twitter account @1222_222 for more info.
ex-CindyKate new band: AVANCHICK
ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) guitarist Otake (おたけ) has announced his new band: AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック)!!

Besides Otake, the other members haven't been revealed yet. However, the band has announced that it will hold its first sponsored event on 2014-07-11, and that its full details will be announced on 2014-05-21. In the mean time: do you recognize the voice in the sample that they uploaded?

AVANCHICK first live sponsored event Nuovo Strada Reale
2014-07-11 at SHIBUYA-REX
AVANCHICK / LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (guest) / ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) / THE BLACK SWAN / REIGN / AvelCain / the Gallo / Nihilizm

AVANCHICK OHP official Twitter Otake Twitter
News roundup 4/6
The latest minor news from our UNDER CODE PRODUCTION family:

  • ARLEQUIN will hold their untitled twoman live versus D.I.D. on 2014-07-06 at SHIBUYA CHELSEA HOTEL.
  • ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) has announced details for their coupling tour with Grieva (グリーヴァ), Kuroari NO MuRE (黒蟻ノ群レ). THE BLACK SWAN, BIOSPHIA, Visper, Xepher, and Zombie (ぞんび) will join them on various dates:
    B BIOSPHIA / T THE BLACK SWAN / V Visper / X Xepher / Z Zombie
  • ISORA (イソラ) support musicians for their 2014-04-06 performance will be V. Ryo (亮), V. Daisuke (大介), and ex-SUZAKU D. Karen (火憐).
  • Lilith has unveiled their super cute new keychain/phone strap goods. Buy them here (with proxy service).
  • REALies will appear on the 51st volume of internet show VISUAL Kei Tsuushin ・ Kai (ヴィジュアル系通信・改) on 2014-04-15.
  • Shungokusatsu (瞬獄殺) lineup for 2014-04-07 is: V. Itsuki (樹) (ex-SUZAKU) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire / D. ARU (アル) (ex-Vior gloire). It also seems that this will be the continual session band's last performance.
  • REALies has given full information for their coupling Kantou TOUR (関東TOUR) with Blitz:
    T the Raid. / M METEOROID / V VOW / O Oneness / R RoNo☆Cro
  • Check out this picture of ex-Vior gloire vocalist shall (currently in remembrance) petting his parents' dog's belly, which he says “feels like a boneless ham”:

    Also, his new limited-activity band remembrance held their first live, and they played a mixture of GRiST and Vior gloire songs.
  • Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) will release a 3-track demo CD-R to those who spend 5,000 yen on goods at their 2014-04-12 show. They also made their first single, COMING SOON, available for mail-order as of 2014-04-01.
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

THE BLACK SWAN officially starts
THE BLACK SWAN, new band of ex-NEGA vocalist 儿-JIN-, has officially started!!! Check out THE BLACK SWAN's first official photo (above) and [awesome] samples of their songs Jishin Boukansha (自深傍観者) and ISOLATION:

Although THE BLACK SWAN has officially started, the band's full lineup still hasn't been revealed. From his hand tattoo, I'm pretty sure that's RENA (ex-Vior gloire) on the far left, but I can't confirm any of the other members (aside from assuming they're the same as the TBS session lineup).

At any rate, THE BLACK SWAN has announced their first tour, and more information should be revealed before their first live on 2014-06-06.

2014-06-06 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE
2014-06-20 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4
2014-06-27 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA
2014-07-11 at Shibuya (渋谷) REX
2014-07-17 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4
2014-08-04 at Sendai (仙台) MACANA
2014-08-06 at Niigata (新潟) RIVERST
2014-08-07 at Kanazawa (金沢) vanvanV4
2014-08-10 at Nagoya (名古屋) MUSIC FARM
2014-08-18 at Fukuoka (福岡) DRUM SON
2014-08-20 at Hiroshima NAMIKI JUNCTION (広島ナミキジャンクション)
2014-08-21 at Okayama (岡山) CRAZY 2nd ROOM
2014-08-24 at Osaka (大阪) VARON
2014-08-30 at Meguro Rockmaykan (目黒鹿鳴館)

2014-09-XX at somewhere in Tokyo

Ultimate Sonic announces mini and more
Ultimate Sonic, the solo project of ex-ZODIA (ゾディア) member +Yuu (+悠), has announced its first nationwide release! New mini-album Mindscape will be released on 2014-05-28, and will feature 1 SE + 3 remixed songs + 2 brand new songs. And since it will be available on Amazon, overseas fans should be able to buy it!

Ultimate Sonic's sponsored event, Answer Gate, will be held on 2014-05-16 at Ash OSAKA in commemoration of the release and in celebration of +Yuu's birthday. After that live, Ultimate Sonic will pause live activities to focus on future works―but rest assured that this is not a total “activity pause,” nor the end of the project.

Mini-album release & +Yuu birthday celebration sponsored event Answer Gate
2014-05-16 at Ash OSAKA
Ultimate Sonic / FORTE / FANG / [Chou]RaRa. ([蝶]RaRa.) / ARTORIA / PENGU☆KING (ペング☆王) / Paranoid≠circuS

LIN and Tatoeba join Kansai promotion group NANIWA V
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) and Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) have announced their participation in the newly-established Kansai visual kei promotion group NANIWA VK Rengougun (NANIWA V系連合軍)!!

NANIWA V's first project is the Yougenkyou -WEST- (妖幻鏡 -WEST-) omnibus, which will be published in June by PLUG RECORDS' new Kansai sublabel―the one to which LIN now belongs―PLUG RECORDS west (again, West ≈ Kansai). An awesome lineup of bands (including LIN and Tatoeba Konna Hanashi) will contribute brand new (or unreleased) songs to the album.

The same bands featured in the omnibus will then participate in NANIWA V's first live event, Naniwatama ~Kekkishuukai~ (なにわ魂 ~決起集会~), on 2014-07-04 at Osaka (大阪) BIG CAT.

NANIWA V has promised more projects in the future, and I'm sure that LIN (or KISAKI) will continue to be involved. You can keep up by following the organization's OHP or official Twitter:
NANIWA V website NANIWA V official Twitter
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
News roundup 3/14
Here's the latest slew of minor-ish updates featuring, in no particular order, FOODED SEAL, Paranoid≠circuS, Vior gloire, SUZAKU (朱), GIGAMOUS, CARAT (カラット), and ARLEQUIN (アルルカン):
  • FOODED SEAL will release a new live-limited single beginning with their appearance at SHIBUYA REX's 2014-03-26 sponsored event. The single includes 3 new songs for 500 yen (including one song which was previously released by Sami during his solo activity). → FOODED SEAL - Aitakute
  • FOODED SEAL will make an important announcement at their 2014-03-24 sponsored event.
  • Paranoid≠circuS (ex-roadie of SUZAKU band) will release their first single, BoXX-D- on 2014-04-23.
  • ISORA (ex-SUZAKU new band) will participate in PureSound Records' omnibus SOUND OF NOISE 2014 on 2014-05-14.
  • ex-Vior gloire vocalist shall (シャル) has announced his new “intermittent band” remembrance. (Although it's an official band, he expects that they won't be very active: so possibly no releases and lives only every few months.) They will debut at 2014-04-06 event INDEED... at BRAND NEW, with their next live to be on 2014-06-08.
    → remembrance lineup details
  • GIGAMOUS revealed their Harajuku fashion brand collaboration jack:
    GIGAMOUS × 10st - Bracelet (YUKKIE model or GIGAMOUS model)
    GIGAMOUS × HELLCATPUNKS - T-shirt (red, black, or white) and necklace
    GIGAMOUS × Angelic Pretty - Bow and RAI produced broch
    GIGAMOUS × Like an Edison - Towel (seiya produced)
  • GIGAMOUS will hold a three-month-consecutive-release campaign of 3 new maxi-singles in June through August. Details TBA.
  • CARAT (カラット) will release their new single, High Color, in two types on 2014-04-23.
  • ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) will embark on a coupling tour with Grieva (グリーヴァ) (and others) called Kuroari NO MuRE (黒蟻ノ群レ). It starts on 2014-08-01 and ends with the tour final on 2014-08-30.
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi revealed
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi revealed

ex-Dali and ex-LOTMAN (ロットマン) members' new band, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) has been revealed!

The band officially started activities after today's 2014-02-22 oneman live of their prototype band 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi, Sekai ha Bokura wo Shiru。 (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) (which itself began activities on 2013-12-31). New band Tatoeba Konna has already opened its OHP and announced its first release, first live on 2014-03-22, and first sponsored event in May:

Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし)
【V. 真田 廉 (Sanada Ren) [ex-Dali~LOTMAN] / G. Ninna Kousuke (仁和 恒介) [ex-LOTMAN] / B. Takahashi Kento (高橋 研斗) / D. Kishihara Masami (岸原 雅巳) [ex-LOTMAN]】

Setlist on 2014-02-22:
  1. AMARETTO (アマレット)
  2. (new song)
  3. that's now free (ザツナフリ)
  4. NATIONAL MODERN (ナショナルモダン)
  5. SOLA 0.8mg (ソラ0.8mg)
  6. Zagyou Now (ざぎょうなう)
  7. Kimi ha 10 Gatsu (きみは10がつ)
  8. ORION (オリオン)
  9. (new song)
  10. Koroshiteyaro (ころしてやろ)
  11. 【EN】 (new song)
  12. 【EN】 NATIONAL MODERN (ナショナルモダン)
  13. 【EN】 Kimi ha 10 Gatsu (きみは10がつ)

Tatoeba Konna Hanashi first sponsored eventNOBEL BIRTHDAY (ノベルバースデイ) 2014-05-02 at OSAKA RUIDO
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi / Chanty (guest) / ELM (エルム) / the LEM / SIBILE BASHIR (シビルバシル) / Dangan NO LIMIT (弾丸 NO LIMIT) / inc.RIBON

Tatoeba Konna Hanashi
2014-03-23 1,500 yen single CD

  1. アマレット AMARETTO
  2. ころしてやる (ロットマン cover) Koroshiteyaro (LOTMAN cover)

Official website
Official Ameba
Official Twitter
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.
Raychel BAND to disband
Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) will hold their disbandment sponsored event on 2014-03-21, sponsored by label Musoukai (無双会). I hope that Ray will announce some new activity at that time...

Raychel BAND disbandment sponsored eventIkebukuro Bakuon Matsuri (池袋爆音祭り) 2014-03-21 at Ikebukuro (池袋) CYBER
Raychel BAND (disbandment)
V. YU-I (ユーイ) (ex-CindyKate / GOEMON RECORDS) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. Otake (おたけ) (ex-CindyKate) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. (TBA)】
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) / プラセボ (PLACEBO) / Oneness / Neverland / sForzato / MEBIUS (メビウス)

ISORA debut event
ISORA (イソラ)―new band of ex-SUZAKU (朱) bassist Kizuna (絆) and first artist signed to ex-SUZAKU vocalist Itsuki (樹)'s visual label king zeebra―has announced their formation sponsored event!

ISORA formation sponsored eventother dimention 2014-03-29 at Ash OSAKA
ISORA (イソラ) / La'veil MizeriA / ZyncX / Headphone★Baby / 春雪-Sakura- / Kyou SESSION (狂セッション) / (others TBA)

Latest 2 Gatsu updates
As always, 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) has some crazy, minor, and annoyingly-hard-to-keep-track-of updates:
  • 2 Gatsu were supposed to make an important announcement at their 2014-02-02 live, but they didn't. Afterward, they said they would reply to anybody who emailed and tell them the important announcement. They didn't reply to my email; not sure if they replied to others at all.
  • The band will award a photoshoot ticket to those who spend 5,000 yen at their 2014-02-22 oneman.
  • Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) will sell their original key holder and notebook at 2 Gatsu's 2014-02-22 oneman.
  • 2 Gatsu will make an important announcement “in their own way” at the 2014-02-22 oneman. (Presumably they'll reveal Tatoeba Konna Hanashi, the official band, at this live―but who knows?)
  • 2/22 edit: 2 Gatsu will sell photosets (two types available) at the 2014-02-22 live. Each set includes 4 photos and costs 1,000 yen. As is usual with this band, the photosets will never be sold again after this live. Furthermore, customers who spend 5,000 yen at the live will receive a satsueikai ticket; those who spend 10,000 yen will receive two satsueikai tickets plus offshot photoset #2 (includes 5 photos).

Alright, that's all for right now!
Minor updates 2/8
Some minor updates featuring GOTCHAROCKA, Syndrome, ARLEQUIN (アルルカン), CARAT (カラット), Oneness, and hurts:

  • GOTCHAROCKA bassist Shingo (真悟) had the flu and was absent at the band's lives and instores from 2014-02-01 through 2014-02-03.
  • ex-Syndrome ~ zechs vocalist Tsutaya changed his name to Pami。 (ぱみ。) and opened his new official Facebook
  • Tickets for ARLEQUIN's 2014-03-15 first oneman have sold out!
  • Oneness will hold a twoman with the Raid. on 2014-06-01 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA NEXT. Details TBA.

  • ex-hurts guitarist Mukku (むっく) will appear in session CUSUCO THE KAN CREW 【V. Mukku (ex-hurts) / G. Zin (迅) (ex-Schwein) / B. TAKA (AxiL) / D. Eve (ex-Lycaon)】 on 2014-02-28 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA NEXT.
  • GOEMON RECORDS will hold its sponsored event, Fuki no Tou (ふきのとう), on 2014-04-08 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA. ARLEQUIN and REALies appear as guests, along with Crazy★shampoo, VOW, Oneness, METEOROID, Airish, and Sick².
  • Jikkentai NEMESIS (実験体NEMESIS) performed the following setlist on 2014-02-06: 01. DELUGE (NEGA cover)
    02. BREAK DOWN (girugamesh cover)
    03. AGITATOR (Vior gloire cover)
    04. MaGARU Suiren ` KaKERU (SUZAKU cover)
FOODED SEAL new support and event
Since guitarist KaoL announced his secession from FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール), ex-LiLiCAL guitarist Rei (零) has announced that he will join as support guitarist on 2014-02-15. FOODED SEAL will perform their two lives before then as a 4-member unit. FOODED SEAL has also announced their sponsored event:

FOODED SEAL sponsored event~THE Saishidou~ (~THE 再始動~) 2014-03-24 at SHIBUYA REX
FOODED SEAL / PROJECT VARYL (PROJECT ヴァリル) / Diana / DICTATOR CIRCUS / inc.RIBON / LOG -ログ- / Virgil / F1rst MiX's

(By the way, PROJECT VARYL is the new session band of ex-Visage vocalist Hiro!)
GOEMON RECORDS 1st anniversary tour
GOEMON RECORDS recently announced their 1st anniversary tour. Check below for full details:

GOEMON RECORDS 1st ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2014 -anniversary 2MAN-REALies×ARLEQUIN (REALies×アルルカン) 2014-05-05 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE

GOEMON RECORDS 1st ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2014 -REALies sponsored event-Ten yori Takaku! KoinobariALies (天より高く!鯉のぼりあらいず) 2014-05-06 at Birth Shinjuku
REALies / CARAT (カラット) / Crazy★shampoo / landz. / NAINE / DOWNER / the Raid.

● ARLEQUIN / Dangan NO LIMIT (弾丸 NO LIMIT) / the Gallo / METEOROID / Airish / MUSHIKERATOPS (ムシケラトプス)
TBSV. JIN (儿) (ex-NEGA) / G. Itsuki (樹) / G. Sen (千) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / D. Kiryu (希柳)】
~Sakigake☆Shohei Tomo no Kai~ (魁☆祥平 友の会~) 【V. YU-I (ユーイ) (ex-CindyKate) / G. Ritsu (律) (REALies) / G. N∀O (REALies) / B. Shohei (祥平) (ARLEQUIN) / D. Kazna (一砂) (REALies)

GOEMON RECORDS 1st ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2014Daimyou Gyouretsu (大名行列)
  • 2014-05-05 at Ikebukuro (池袋) CYBER REALies / ARLEQUIN

  • 2014-05-06 at Birth Shinjuku REALies / Crazy★shampoo / landz. / NAINE / DOWNER / the Raid. / CARAT (カラット)

  • 2014-05-11 at SHIBUYA REX ARLEQUIN / Dangan NO LIMIT (弾丸 NO LIMIT) / the Gallo / METEOROID / Airish / MUSHIKERATOPS (ムシケラトプス) / TBS / ~Sakigake☆Shohei Tomo no Kai~

  • 2014-05-13 at Kanazawa (金沢) AZ REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / CARAT / MoNoLith / landz. / DOWNER

  • 2014-05-14 at Niigata (新潟) GOLDEN PIG RED STAGE REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / CARAT / MoNoLith / landz. / DOWNER / XIBALBA

  • 2014-05-15 at Sendai (仙台) darwin REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / CARAT / Hanashounen BADDIES (花少年バディーズ) / landz. / DOWNER / Crazy★shampoo

  • 2014-05-18 at Hiroshima Namiki JUNCTION (広島並木ジャンクション) REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / CARAT / MoNoLith / CRADLE (クレイドル) / METEOROID

  • 2014-05-19 at Fukuoka (福岡) DRUM BE-1 REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / CARAT / Hanashounen BADDIES / MoNoLith / Visper

  • 2014-05-20 at Okayama (岡山) IMAGE REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / CARAT / Hanashounen BADDIES / MoNoLith / METEOROID

  • 2014-05-22 at Ash OSAKA Vent Croix (opening act) / REALies / ARLEQUIN / DECIDE / METEOROID / Zombie (ぞんび) / Xepher / Xenon / 2nd Dyz

  • 2014-05-23 at OSAKA MUSE REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / Hanashounen BADDIES / LIPHLICH / Blitz / landz. / Crazy★shampoo

  • 2014-05-24 at Nagoya (名古屋) M.I.D REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / Hanashounen BADDIES / LIPHLICH / Blitz / landz. / Crazy★shampoo

  • 2014-05-25 at HOLIDAY NEXT NAGOYA REALies / ARLEQUIN / METEOROID / the Raid. / Lustknot / Zombie / Vent Croix / BlackKlaxon

  • 2014-05-29 at TSUTAYA O-WEST REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / Hanashounen BADDIES / LIPHLICH / amber gris / Blitz / landz.
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!
REALies and ARLEQUIN live updates 1/29
GOEMON RECORDS has announced its sponsored event and special lives to celebrate the birthdays of ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) drummer Tamon (堕門) and REALies vocalist Rayka and bassist 明イ-akino-:

GOEMON RECORDS presents Tamon birthday eventTamon FAMILIA (堕門ファミリア) 2014-03-05 at Ikebukuro (池袋) CYBER

GOEMON RECORDS presents Rayka birthday event「Rayka Seitanmatsuri」 ~NANIWA Tomo ARE ・ Konnen mo Semeru de Shikashii!~ (「Rayka生誕祭」 ~ナニワ友アレ・今年も攻めるでしかしっ!~) 2014-04-28 at Ash OSAKA
REALies / ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) (friendship appearance) / Oneness / DECIDE / Xepher / 2nd Dyz / Crimson Shiva / Xenon

GOEMON RECORDS presents Akino birthday onemanJigoku! Gekimetsu! DIET LIVE! (地獄!撃滅!ダイエットLIVE!) 2014-06-29 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE
GIAN RECITAL: Ha (ジャイアンリサイタル:破) (opening act) 【V. Akino (REALies) / G. Otake (ex-CindyKate) / G. Ritsu (REALies) / B. Syohei (ARLEQUIN) / D. Kazna (REALies)】 / REALies (oneman)
※ This will be a “hellish diet live” oneman featuring 10 songs with no SE or MC in-between. The band recommends that participants drink HEALTHYA green tea to stay energetic and wear sneakers and t-shirts to avoid injury or damage to clothing.

GOEMON RECORDS presentsGOEMON the FOOL (ゴエモン the フール) 2014-04-01 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4
REALies / ARLEQUIN / CARAT (カラット) / REIGN / LOUD GRAPE / THE GALLO / the Raid. / 超時空アンドロイド-PIECE-

By the way, both REALies and ARLEQUIN planned broadcasts over TwitCasting, featuring member comments on upcoming activities. ARLEQUIN broadcast ARLE-RIUM CHINEMA vol.1 on 2014-01-25, and REALies will broadcast SETSUNA CANDLE Hatsubai Chokuzen! TwitCasting Shoshinsha Nikaime no Chousen?! (セツナキャンドル発売直前!ツイキャス初心者二回目の挑戦?!) on 2014-02-03.
2 Gatsu 22 Nichi distributed items
2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) has released two live DVDs (with footage from their debut lives on 2013-12-31) to those who purchased more than 5,000 yen at their 2014-01-18 and 01-21 lives. In total, they have 4 distributed releases so far: total information can be found here.

The setlist from 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi's 2014-01-18 live has been revealed. Seems that the band is basically LOTMAN (ロットマン) (even wearing the same outfits):
  1. (new song)
  2. Sagyou Now (さぎょうなう) (LOTMAN cover)
  3. Kimi ha 10 Gatsu (きみは10がつ) (LOTMAN cover)
  4. ORION (オリオン) (LOTMAN cover)
  5. Koroshiteyaro (ころしてやる) (LOTMAN cover)
Tritt für Tritt important announcement
Hair and makeup studio, and long-time KISAKI collaborator, Tritt für Tritt has made an important announcement: it will hold a grand hair show event in celebration of its 10th anniversary! The event is billed as a dream collaboration between beauty and music, and will feature gorgeous artists. Details will be revealed on Valentine's Day (2014-02-14)!

Hopefully KISAKI or some ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION artists will appear!
GOEMON RECORDS bands updates
Recent updates from GOEMON RECORDS and its bands:
  • REALies released live photos from their 2013-12-08 tour final. The photos are available in Japan via 7-ELEVEN, and online via AOO Store.
  • ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) held a hastily-decided experimental live—Jikkendai × MARMOT (実験台×モルモット) on 2014-01-12 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4—in celebration of the release of the final press of the band's demonstration CD. The live encouraged more ferocious participation than usual, and the band members donned special doctor uniforms during heavy songs SynonyM and Zou ().
  • GOEMON RECORDS has re-released its 2014 lucky bag through its official web shop. The “remade” version includes 2 random GOEMON RECORDS badges, rather than the random band members' object that was in the original. (The new version still includes PV making DVDs, signed paper, and New Year postcard/photocard.)
  • REALies and ARLEQUIN will participate in fiveStars' 2 year anniversary circuit tour Realistic ideal 2014.

Well, that's it! Good to see GOEMON RECORDS meeting with success.
Oneness' single updates and special privileges
Oneness has released samples from their upcoming single, SETSUNA SAKURETSU. They've also announced that anyone who attends their 1 year anniversary tour will receive an original badge (many types, one distributed at random). Furthermore, those who attend all 3 dates of the tour can apply for a special one-of-a-kind message DVD from the band!

Finally, fans who purchase all 4 types of the new single can apply for a special digest DVD featuring footage recorded during the tour mentioned above! The acceptance period for applications is 2014-01-22 ~ 2014-08-31, and the DVD will be mailed out after 2014-02-10.

セツナサクレツ ジュキ Ver.
2014-01-22 500 yen single CD

  1. 刹那炸裂ボーイ Setsuna Sakuretsu BOY
  2. 落下と少女 Rakka to Shoujo

セツナサクレツ Dai Ver.
2014-01-22 500 yen single CD

  1. 刹那炸裂ボーイ Setsuna Sakuretsu BOY
  2. 落下と少女 Rakka to Shoujo

セツナサクレツ 帝-mikado- Ver.
SETSUNA SAKURETSU Mikado-mikado- Ver.
2014-01-22 500 yen single CD

  1. 刹那炸裂ボーイ Setsuna Sakuretsu BOY
  2. 落下と少女 Rakka to Shoujo

セツナサクレツ 秀馬-syuma- Ver.
2014-01-22 500 yen single CD

  1. 刹那炸裂ボーイ Setsuna Sakuretsu BOY
  2. 落下と少女 Rakka to Shoujo

ワンネス 1周年記念主催TOURダイジェストDVD
Oneness 1 Shuunen Kinen Shuusai TOUR DIGEST DVD
2014-02-10 0 yen live recording DVD

  1. (Unspecified live digest footage)

2 Gatsu 22 Nichi details forming
Prototype band 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいほぼくらをしる。) has released details for the live which is foretold by their name: oneman live Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) will be held on 2014-02-22 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) LIVE HOUSE D'.

It seems that Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) will also be the official name of 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi once the band formally begins activities, as that phrase translates to “for example, such story” (the URL of 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi's blog).

Furthermore, at that live, 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi members will switch to using full versions of their names, and the new bassist will join (replacing ex-Dali bassist Yuu, who left 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi on 2013-12-20, before the band's first live).

In summary: on 2014-02-22, prototype band 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi will become official band Tatoeba Konna Hanashi, with lineup:
V. Sanada Ren (真田 廉) 【ex-Dali ~ LOTMAN ~ etc.】
G. Ninna Kousuke (仁和 恒介) 【ex-LOTMAN ~ etc.】
B. Takahashi Kento (高橋 研斗) 【?】
D. Kishihara Masami (岸原 雅巳) 【ex-LOTMAN ~ etc.】


Two other bits of 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi news: ① those who spent 5,000 yen on goods at their first live received a free photoset; and ② those who participated in the game of onigokko were invited to a New Year visit to a shrine with 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi members after their first live.
KISAKI birthday event / LIN update

As you recall, KISAKI announced his 2014 birthday celebration event, FREEDOM 20140309, to be held at shinsaibashi BASSO. A high resolution version of the flyer for the event has been released (above), and KISAKI has cleared up the LIN “revival(?)” business:

the end of corruption world is just a one-day-limited reunion of KISAKI and the ex-LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) members. So it's not an official revival of LIN as some of us speculated. However, KISAKI mentioned that he does plan to properly revive LIN in 2014, so wait for that news to come, perhaps in the later half of the year.

KISAKI BIRTHDAY EVENT 2014FREEDOM 20140309 2014-03-09 at shinsaibashi BASSO
the end of corruption world (one-day-limited band) 【V. RIKU / G. KANATA / B. KISAKI / D. REIYA】 / GIGAMOUS / Lycaon / Hana Shounen BADDIES (花少年バディーズ) / Black Gene For the Next Scene / ARLEQUIN (アルルカン)

Posts from 2013

2 Gatsu 22 Nichi bits
A few updates on 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。):
  • Ren is using the kanji 廉 for his name.
  • The band held Onigokko (REVENGE) (おにごっこ(リベンジ)) on 2013-12-22 (Ren, Kousuke, and Masami chased participants in a game of tag). Special prizes were awarded to those who weren't caught. Admission was 1,000 yen, and a meeting (live) was held after.
  • Bassist Miyauchi Yuki (宮内結規) (aka YUU of Dali) has apparently already left the band, before even their first live.
  • They've already started with the limited items—meeting (live) DVD Ano DVD (あのデイブイデイ) will be sold at their 2013-12-31 live for 5,000 yen.
  • The band has a Twitter account: @tatoeba222. (BTW, it was formerly @2gatsu22nichi, but that account was deleted for terms of service violations, LOL.)
  • By the way, this was the band's set of rules for the onigokko revenge game: 〇 if you bother pedestrians, you will be kicked out of the area immediately!
    〇 if you use a car, etc., you will be kicked out of Japan immediately!
    〇 if you find a bandman on a date, take pictures and tweet them immediately!

So, before even their first official live, they've held a game of tag, lost a member, and had a cryptic distributed release. Sounds about right for something that Ren is involved in!
SchwarzVrain, KISAKI birthday event, and LIN
SchwarzVrain, KISAKI birthday event, and LIN

One-day-limited band SchwarzVrain held their oneman today, at which a distributed flyer announced KISAKI's birthday live, FREEDOM 20140309. The main act at the event will be the end of corruption world, a [one-day-limited?] band with the same lineup as LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-).

KISAKI BIRTHDAY EVENT 2014FREEDOM 20140309 2014-03-09 at shinsaibashi BASSO
the end of corruption world 【V. RIKU (LIN) / G. KANATA (LIN) / B. KISAKI (LIN) / D. REIYA (LIN)】 / GIGAMOUS / Lycaon / Hana Shounen BADDIES (花少年バディーズ) / Black Gene For the Next Scene / ARLEQUIN (アルルカン)

It's unclear if “the end of corruption world” will exist beyond that performance, or what exactly the group is. Is it: a “new” band? a name change? a limited revival? a disbandment performance? Personally, I can't see those 4 working together again, due to RIKU's activities and KANATA and REIYA's lack thereof. I really expected KISAKI to announce a new band or a new version of LIN today, but neither of those things happened... I just hope he gives us some clear information soon, because these mysteries are tiring!

What are your thoughts?


By the way:
● There was a Christmas party after the live at TAKAFUMI's bar Brand New Lounge tres.
● At the party, KISAKI sold a 5-piece bootleg DVD set featuring lives of his previous bands (limited 5 copies, 4,000 yen each). He also sold a lucky bag (limited 1 copy, 5,000 yen) which featured 2 different live DVDs of his past bands.
● The picture used for “the end of corruption world” on the flyer is from LIN's black mask collection which they produced in collaboration with JIGGYS SEANA.
● Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) played a CindyKate, NEGA, Phantasmagoria, and Dali song (specifics unknown).
ARLEQUIN events and Like an Edison collaboration
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) will embark on a threeman tour called SA×NA×GI-TOUR- with Xepher and Lustknot. on 2014-02-21~23. They will also participate in Shimizuya Records' event tour, Love makes the world go round.~Ai ga Kono Yo wo Ugokasu~ (~愛がこの世を動かす~) from 2014-01-27~2014-04-18.

Finally, the band has announced details for Part 4 and Part 5 of ARLEQUIN Edison (アルルカン Edison), their ongoing collaboration with visual kei shop Like an Edison:
  1. Those who purchase ARLEQUIN's new single Eclipse at Like an Edison will receive a photoset (w/ TYPE A) and group photo (w/ TYPE B), and will also be allowed to attend an instore event with the band, at which a live DVD will be distributed.
  2. After the show at ARLEQUIN's tour final oneman, slip over the EDGE, attendees who bring the ARLEQUIN Edison bags (which are being distributed at the store in 2014) will be allowed to attend a handshake event.
AYAME memorial 90s visual event
AYAME memorial 90s visual event

KISAKI has announced a memorial event for AYAME, the ex-drummer of MIRAGE who passed away this year. The 3 day event features a slew of one-day revivals from infamous 90s visual kei bands, with MIRAGE headlining each event. Check out the full details below:

AYAME (MIRAGE) memorial eventRemembrance Day
2014-03-16 at Osaka (大阪) AM HALL
MIRAGE / THE DEAD P☆P STARS / vellaDonna / CROW-SIS / SUICIDE ALI / Lavender / SYO SESSION (SYOセッション) 【V. SYO (ex-WITH SEXY) / G. Nao (ex-TRESOR) / G. Izumi (泉) (ex-Madeth gray'll) / B. Shio (紫緒) (ex-Remage~HISKAREA) / D. Shion (紫音) (ex-Syndrome)】 / Haruhi (春陽) (ex-Ove)

2014-03-21 at Meguro Rockmaykan (目黒鹿鳴館)
MIRAGE / NéiL / DEJAV / ANGEL+DUST / Aliene Maφriage / DAS:VASSER / Cynthia

2014-03-22 at Meguro Rockmaykan (目黒鹿鳴館)
MIRAGE / RAPES / La'Mule / THE DEAD P☆P STARS / Vasalla (覇叉羅) / DEFLOWER / vellaDonna

※ all one-day revivals, except SUICIDE ALI and THE DEAD P☆P STARS
※ Matina/UNDER CODE PRODUCTION bands bolded

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

FUTURISM・BOYZ live cancelled due to arrest
FUTURISM・BOYZ members Shun and YUKIHIRO announced two days ago that the band's 2013-10-06 sponsored event has been cancelled (featuring ex-UCP cast), due to vocalist CO- being detained by police for questioning.

The members are unsure what CO- was involved in but it seems that he could be in some real trouble (eg. arrested). Shun and YUKIHIRO will further update when they know more about the situation―and after they've made a decision about the future of FUTURISM・BOYZ.

Refunds are available to all those who pre-ordered tickets to the event.
REALies' Irohauta tour
REALies has announced the start of a new tour to support their upcoming single, Irohauta (彩花唄)! The tour is called Senshuu Iroha (千秋いろは), and will kick off with sponsored event, Mr.ERROR no Gyakushuu (Mr.ERRORの逆襲), on 2013-10-15 at Takadanobaba AREA. The tour then continue through December.

On November 12th, 19th, and 21st, REALies will hold three free oneman lives entitled Aki! Kanjiru REAL!! (秋!感じるリアル!!). These oneman lives will be limited to fans who purchase two types of the band's upcoming single (Type-C plus Type-A or B).

Finally, REALies will end the tour with three consecutive oneman lives on November 30th at Nagoya ell.SIZE, December 1st at Osaka LIVE HOUSE 'D, and December 8th at Ikebukuro EDGE (the tour final). Fans who reserve tickets (by October 14th) for these lives will receive a free “live music clip” DVD at each one (for details, check REALies' discography section).

GOEMON RECORDS PRESENTS REALies 4th maxi-single nationwide tour
Senshuu Iroha (千秋いろは)
REALies 4th maxi-single sponsored event
Mr.ERROR no Gyakushuu (Mr.ERRORの逆襲)
2013-10-15 at Takadanobaba AREA
REALies / MoNoLith / Awake / GIGAMOUS / DOWNER / GAKIDO / the Raid.

Senshuu Iroha (千秋いろは)
2013-10-20 at Hamamatsu FORCE
2013-10-21 at Ikebukuro CYBER
2013-10-31 at Ikebukuro EDGE
2013-10-31 at Takadanobaba AREA
2013-11-05 at Sapporo CRAPSHALL
2013-11-06 at Sapporo CRAPSHALL
2013-11-08 at Sendai MACANA
2013-11-09 at Niigata RED STAGE
2013-11-11 at Kanazawa AZ
2013-11-18 at Fukuoka DRUM Be-1
2013-11-20 at Okayama IMAGE
2013-11-22 at ESAKA MUSE
2013-11-23 at Nagoya ell FITSALL
2013-11-26 at Shibuya O-WEST

Senshuu Iroha (千秋いろは)
REALies 4th maxi single two-type-purchaser-limited free oneman
Aki! Kanjiru REAL!! (秋!感じるリアル!!)
2013-11-12 at Kanazawa vanvan V4
2013-11-19 at Fukuoka glaf
2013-11-21 at Okayama PEPPER LAND
REALies (oneman)

Senshuu Iroha (千秋いろは)
REALies 4th maxi single tour final oneman performance
2013-11-30 at Nagoya ell.SIZE
2013-12-01 at Osaka LIVE HOUSE 'D
2013-12-08 at Ikebukuro EDGE
REALies (oneman)
different free live music clip DVD presented at each live to attendees who reserved tickets before October 14th

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.
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

LIN last live and punk coupling
LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) has announced the full details for their 3rd anniversary oneman, at which they will pause activities indefinitely. As a present to fans, the band has given the tickets a special price of only 1,500 yen.

LIN 3rd ANNIVERSARY & indefinite activity pause oneman Obscure Ideal ~Judgement of fortune~
2013-06-30 at Osaka BIG CAT
LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) (oneman) (indefinite hiatus)

special ticket price
special present freely distributed to those who preorder tickets

Before that, LIN will be participating in a “water and oil” twoman show with Ryuketsu BLIZZARD (流血ブリザード). A special present will be given to all those who attend, and special collaboration goods will be sold afterward.

(Ryuketsu BLIZZARD are a band signed to legendary punk label Satsugai Enka VINYL (殺害塩化ビニール), which is home to bands such as QP-CRAZY. The label often skirts the visual kei scene, despite not directly being a part of it—and KISAKI himself is known to be a personal fan.)

THE water and oil TWOMAN SHOW!! Kyouki!! Kichiku Chikasen Shuukai (狂喜!!鬼畜地下線集会)
2013-03-16 at Shinsaibashi LIVE HOUSE Pangea
LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) / Ryuketsu BLIZZARD (流血ブリザード) (twoman) / (large session)

special present freely distributed to attendees
special collaboration goods on sale

Posts from 2012

NEGA new year event

NEGA has announced its annual “NEW YEAR OF THE NEGATIVIST” event. This year's edition is a twoman live with OZ and will be held on January 8th, 2013, at Shinjuku RUIDO-K4.

NEGA annual New Year celebration project NEW YEAR OF THE NEGATIVIST 2013 ~吐き初め~ (~Tsukihajime~)
2012-01-08 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO-K4
NEGA, OZ, (special projects)

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!
chariots: new release + tour.

Surprising news, chariots will be releasing a new CD in december (info TBA), and to promote this one, they'll be touring in december. Bellow the dates and line-up.

Chariots release tour 2012「griever groover」
2012-12-20 at SHIBUYA REX
chariots / NEGA(guest) / BIOSPHIA / AIM / OROCHI / 東京カルテット(Tokyo Quartet) / シビレバシル(sibilebashir) / TRUST / Synk;yet-シンクイェット-

2012-12-21 at SHIBUYA REX
chariots / KISAKI PROJECT feat.砂月(Satsuki)(Guest) / Megaromania / LuLu / ギャロ(THE GALLO) / DEZERT GALEYD / A(エース) / LIPHLICH / DEPAIN

chariots / Megaromania / Cu[be] / GALEYD / DEZERT / OROCHI / AIM / A(エース) / Avidit.

2012-12-24 at OSAKA MUSE
chariots / Megaromania / GALEYD / DEZERT / OROCHI / AIM / A(エース) / Jackman / パノラマ虚構ゼノン(Panorama Kyokou Xenon) / ワン☆スター(one☆star)

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~

NAGOYA threeman

In celebration of livehouse HOLDIAY NAGOYA's 7th anniversary, UNDER CODE will sponsor a threeman live featuring Dali, Megaromania, and NEGA.

HOLIDAY NAGOYA 7th anniversary commemoration threeman STRONG WORLD
Dali, Megaromania, NEGA (threeman)

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.
NEGA VS cocklobin

After recently announcing a twoman with -OZ-, NEGA has announced that they will hold another twoman with cocklobin this November.

rivabook presentsNEGA VS cocklobin 2012-11-12
NEGA, cocklobin (twoman)

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)
Megaromania VS REALies

It was announced today that Megaromania and REALies will “clash” in a twoman battle. The two-day twoman is called Clash of the survivors, appropriately enough, and will be held this September. Quite a strange pairing, but it should make for a great live!

Megaromania VS REALiesClash of the survivors 2012-09-21 at OSAKA RUIDO
2012-09-29 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) RUIDO-K3
Megaromania VS REALies (twoman), (session band)

NEGA battles -OZ-
NEGA × -OZ- twoman

NEGA and -OZ- have suddenly announced that they will face off in a twoman live! The twoman will be held on August 21st at Osaka RUIDO. Interestingly, the twoman is titled STRAWBERRY SEEDS, which references an omnibus which both bands appeared on in 2007 (information below).

NEGA VS -OZ-STRAWBERRY SEEDS 2012-08-21 at 大阪 (Osaka) RUIDO
NEGA VS -OZ- (twoman)

2007-04-18 2,800 yen collection album CD

  1. Riot
  2. モーテル札幌 MOTEL Sapporo
  3. -碧- -Ao-
  4. terminal care
  5. Born

Dali twoman
Dali and TOMODACHI twoman

Dali has announced that they will hold a twoman live with recently-revived Double River Record band トモダチ。 (tomodachi.). At the live, the bands will cover each others' songs!

Dali × tomodachi. 2MAN LIVEダリトモ。 (DALITOMO。) 2012-08-23 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
Dali, トモダチ。 (tomodachi.)

New releases from LIN
凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) has just announced two semi-new releases: an album re-release and a live DVD.

It seems that LIN's first full album, Independent “MAZE”, is now sold out!! Congrats guys. Not one to let an opportunity go wasted, KISAKI has now announced a re-release of that album. The new version collects all tracks from the initial version (including the 4 bonus tracks from the 2 bonus discs) into one complete disc. But to make the release even more worthwhile, it includes another disc... a brand new single!

2012-09-05 3,360 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

  1. In stin ctive
  2. Insane flashback show
  3. come out of your shell

  1. Cold Sabbat
  2. From The End...
  3. Silent To My Pain
  4. Fall・・・
  5. Matamorphose
  6. Royal Blood
  7. As If Forever Exists.
  8. Continuation of dream
  9. Mind confusion
  10. Replicant Blue
  11. A.Hitlor.
  12. Flowers Bloom
  13. The ins and outs
  14. World In Flames

On the same day, LIN will release a new live DVD, VALUE EXCLAIM -FILM-. It includes footage from the band's 2012-05-20 oneman live, which celebrated their 2nd anniversary.

2012-09-05 5,040 yen live recording DVD

  1. Flowers Bloom
  2. Metamorphose
  3. A.Hitlor.
  4. Silent To My Pain
  5. Ambient Cosmo
  6. Continuation of dream
  7. Fake Dance
  8. Walking in the rain
  9. Sterilization
  11. As If Forever Exists.
  12. Deep Labyrinth
  13. Feeling Universe
  14. Royal Blood
  15. Insane flashback show
  16. Call Back
  17. Rin
  19. Foolish

Those who buy both the ablum and live DVD can apply for OFF SHOT DVD VOL:5. Those who buy both the album and live DVD from the official web shop will receive a personalized message DVD and a signed offshot photo.

LIN has announced the start of a new tour, -TOUR「AWAKING from -Independent “MAZE”-」- and a new sponsored event series, AWAKING from -Independent “MAZE”-, to celebrate the new releases. (Kind of hard to tell the tour from the event series, huh?)


In related news, it was also announced today that LIN's VALUE-EXCLAIM collection album, their Independent “MAZE” FILM live DVD, and Phantasmagoria's 「Wailing Wall」 2004-2010 collection album—all previously sold only at the official web shop—will now be sold at all common stores beginning August 8th.
CindyKate's live-limited mini-albums
CindyKate will release three live-limited CDs

As you know, シンディケイト (CindyKate) will be holding a three-day threeman live at 涩谷 (Shibuya) REXX on May 25th, 26th, and 27th. The band has just announced that they will be selling a CD exclusively at each of those lives.

The three-CD series is called Individuality, and each entry will feature 6 brand new songs. In keeping with the title, each song is entirely composed, written, and sung by only one of the members. Check out the tracklists below, and click the title of each CD to view more information (including credits for each song).

Individuality 2012_0525.iv
2012-05-25 2,500 yen mini-album CD

  1. So,many・・・
  2. 運命 Unmei
  3. Necklace
  4. お母さん Okaasan
  5. CLUB -リゼノア- CLUB -RIZENOA-
  6. 一年後の桜 Ichinengo no Sakura

Individuality 2012_0526.iv
2012-05-26 2,500 yen mini-album CD

  1. サーカス CIRCUS
  2. 聖者の行進 Seisha no Koushin
  3. 黒い髪 Kuroi Kami
  4. ゆらり Yurari
  5. お父さん Otousan
  6. 快楽理論 Kairaku Riron

Individuality 2012_0527.iv
2012-05-27 2,500 yen mini-album CD

  1. 指切り Yubikiri
  3. F-CUP
  4. まぁやカーニバル Maaya CARNIVAL
  5. ずっとこうしていたかった Zutto Koushite Itakatta
  6. えくぼ Ekubo

Unfortunately, these CDs seem to be made by the members themselves, so any future release (say, through the official web shop) is unlikely. Funny that these are their most substantial releases in years, and yet we won't even get to hear them!
Dali's announcement live
Dali will make an important announcement

Dali has announced the finale to their year long sponsored event live series. ダリコレ2012 finale TOKYO (DALI COLLE 2012 finale TOKYO) will be held on August 8th at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO-K4. At the event, the band will make an important announcement

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION PRESENTS Dali sponsored eventダリコレ2012 finale TOKYO (DALI COLLE 2012 finale TOKYO) 2012-08-08 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUDIO-K4

Dali (important announcement), Vior gloire, ポルターガイスト (POLTERGEIST), カドナ (CADENAS), RagEnd, ROMiO., RedruM, De/ash, Synk;yet

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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