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Cherry (チェリー) One-Night Revival

Cherry (チェリー) One-Night Revival

Former Eternal band Cherry are reviving for the second time this year for a one-night show.

Event Flyer

Event Flyer

Earlier this year, the band got back together to celebrate their front-man's birthday. It seems like they had a good time at their last show, so they will be getting back together again to celebrate 優's (not sure what band he was from, tbh, but he seems to be friends with KoHey of Sleep My Dear) birthday.

The live was held on June 7th at Ikebukuro CYBER, in which 8 total bands participated.

My birthday is August 30th. I'm going to try to book Cherry to play at my party too!

Misery (ex-Megaromania ~ Lin) will return to the stage!

Misery (ex-Megaromania ~ Lin) will return to the stage!

As LIN parted ways back in March 2016, so did the two partners in crime - Sui, as you know, moved on to solo endeavors, while Misery...sorta disappeared. It was hard to see one without the other since the duo have performed together since Metis Gretel back in 2005. Now, it's been announced that the guitarist will finally return to the stage in August!

Specifically, Misery will return in a session band, "妖怪*セッション" (Yokai Session), who will perform at the annual summer festival, 妖怪夏祭2 (yokai natsu-sai 2) on August 30 at Shibuya REX.


  • Vo.雀夜 (suzuya) (ex.トランスノート (Trance Note))
  • Gt.美沙麗~みざり~ (misery) (ex-Megaromania, LIN)
  • Gt.パル (paru) (Smileberry)
  • Ba.塗壁ぬっぺ濡平 (nuppe) (ex.サウイフモノ (souiumono)
  • Dr.ゆきみ (yukimi) (ex.ユナイト (unite))

Quite an interesting lineup if you ask me...I wouldn't be surprised if Misery ventured onto a more ~poppier~ style, judging by this lineup and his compositions in LIN, which differ greatly from his past bands.

Posts from 2016

Lucifer's underground support drummer and session updates

A few updates to the Lucifer's underground session event on the 17th:

First, I should mention that Youichi (陽一) has been acting as support drummer for the band since October 27th. He's also support drummer for Butterfly syndrome, but has no further band history afaik.

The Matenshi Gakuin (魔天使学院) session has been revealed as a Raphael cover band. Unfortunately, ex-Cu[be]~Lucifer's underground drummer Atuki (亜月) will no longer participate. Youichi (陽一) will serve as his replacement.


The vocalist and drummer of Lunatic underground have been announced: FUNKY Kiyohiko (ファンキー紀世彦) and Bifu-bifu-Kiyotaka (美風-bifu-清貴), respectively.

[FUNKY Kiyohiko is an alter-ego of ex-MIRAGE ~ MASKED RIDER SYSTEM vocalist AKIRA. Previously, FUNKY Kiyohiko with MJ (ファンキー紀世彦 with MJ) performed on 2016-09-02, and Kuroki Kiyohiko (黒木紀世彦) performed on 2016-02-21.]

[I think Bifu-bifu-Kiyotaka is ex-ZODIA ~ MASKED RIDER SYSTEM drummer Zodd. In a now-deleted tweet, he once claimed 美風清貴 was his real name, though I'm not sure if he was serious.]


An additional session, Shin Kaitai Shinsho (新解体新書), has been announced. They'll cover THE GAZETTE and NIGHTMARE songs.

Kaitai Shinsho (新解体新書)

  • V. Ken (劔) [Los†ears]
  • G. Tsubaki (椿) [ex-Aloud]
  • G. Rekiya (れきや) [GOMU Ari SESSION PIRU×PIRU (ゴムありセッションPIRU×PIRU)]
  • B. Cherry (ちぇり) [Butterfly syndrome (support)]
  • D. Matsuri (祀) [GOMU Ari SESSION PIRU×PIRU (ゴムありセッションPIRU×PIRU)]

Here's the update list of participating session bands:

Lunatic underground

  • V. FUNKY Kiyohiko (ファンキー紀世彦) [ex-MIRAGE~MASKED RIDER SYSTEM]
  • 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]

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.]

Kaitai Shinsho (新解体新書)

  • V. Ken (劔) [Los†ears]
  • G. Tsubaki (椿) [ex-Aloud]
  • G. Rekiya (れきや) [GOMU Ari SESSION PIRU×PIRU (ゴムありセッションPIRU×PIRU)]
  • B. Cherry (ちぇり) [Butterfly syndrome (support)]
  • D. Matsuri (祀) [GOMU Ari SESSION PIRU×PIRU (ゴムありセッションPIRU×PIRU)]
D sponsors countdown oneman festival

D has announced their “countdown oneman festival,” Mad Tea Party, to be held on 2016-12-31~2017-01-01 at Sanrio Puroland in Tokyo (東京). The event--which is basically a mini VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT--will see various bands hold short oneman lives at one of three Puroland stages, over New Year's Eve and into 2017.


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

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

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

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


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

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.

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)
Special KISAKI SESSION BAND will perform
KISAKI will participate in a 90s visual kei event in September!

The event, 「GLAM POP WORLD」 ~1990 Nendai Osaka BAND Daishuuketsu Matsuri~ (「GLAM POP WORLD」 ~1990年代 大阪バンド 大集結祭り~), will be held on 2016-09-18 at Osaka (大阪) BIG CAT. KISAKI's special session band will perform as a special guest:

V. Haruhi (春陽) [ex-Ove~etc.]
V. Taniguchi TOMOROU (谷口トモロウ) [ex-【denno:oblaat】~etc.]
G. YAYOI [ex-MIRAGE~etc.]
G. Ryu (龍) [ex-Mystic Moon~etc.]
D. Yomi [ex-【zɔ́ːdi̽æ̀k】~etc.]

As previously announced, ex-KISAKI band STELLA MARIA will hold a one-day revival at the event--but KISAKI still won't be participating in that one, lol.

wyse, Ravecraft, GRASS, LAID, and GIGASLAVE will also hold one-day revivals at the event, in addition to further unnamed bands (TBA).

Should be fun!
ONENESS will revive for one day + ex-REALIES Dr.Kazna participates in session band
Good news for fans of ONENESS - the band will revive for one day at Double River Record president Ryuu Asakawa's (浅川隆) birthday presents live, DOUBLE RIVER SUMMIT 2016, at NAGOYA HOLIDAY NEXT on July 11, 2016. Also performing will be a tribute session band, going by the name ASAKAWA SHINEITAI 2016 (浅川親衛隊2016), which features some familiar faces:

Vo.Ryuu (柳) (ex-MoNoLith)
Gt.Shana (ex-Lil.y)
Gt.Ryouta (涼太) (ex-Avidit.)
Ba.Rito (ex-我羇道(GAKIDO))
Dr.Jerry (じゃり) (fka Kazna (一砂)) (ex-REALies)
Minor news roundup 2/25
Here's some minor news:

  • chariots' store-distributed single, Togetoga, is officially sold out.
  • VARYL vocalist Hiro (緋絽) will participate in his long-running session band LUCY MONOSTONES (ルーシーモノストーンズ) on 2016-04-07 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE. (Btw, they are unrelated to the bands Lucy MonoStone and Lucy monostone'S.)
    V. Hiro (緋絽) [ex-VARYL]
    G. Kaie [ex-VARYL support
    G. & B. (unannounced)
    D. Masami (雅美) [D'efend Chroma]
  • ex-Oneness vocalist JUKI (ジュキ) will participate in a session on 2016-03-17, and ex-guitartist DAI will participate in a session on 2016-06-19.
    Horobi no BURST STREAM (滅びのバーストストリーム)
    V. JUKI (ジュキ) [ex-Oneness]
    G. Miru. [Lylow]
    G. (TBA)
    B. Momonari Hajime (桃生 一) [ex-MONO (モノ)]
    D. Ryou (りょう) [ex-Blitz]

    Doshaburi (土砂降り)
    V. Ryu (柳) [ex-MoNoLith]
    G. DAI [ex-Oneness]
    G. Hide [LAGNA]
    B. Rito [ex-GAKIDO]
    D. Kazuharu (和春) [DOAK]
  • AVANCHICK will hold two birthday events:
  • Several artists from Lucifer's underground, chariots, & etc. participated in a 雀羅-jyakura- session band on 2016-02-24 at Nagoya (名古屋) HOLIDAY.
    V. Asuyu (明透遊) [UNDEAD, ex-AZALEA~jyakura (雀羅), etc.]
    G. toki [Lucifer's underground, ex-UNDEAD, etc.]
    G. Nao [ex-jyakura (雀羅)~UNDEAD, etc.]
    B. Yuuri (憂里) [Lucifer's underground, ex-Cu[be], etc.]
    D. Mikage (美景) [chariots, etc.]
  • AVANCHICK are selling signed posters (on which they'll hand-write your name) through the AOOS web shop.
  • PINOKIO is selling a new towel at the web shop of TaiKutSu?, his personal fashion brand.
  • Some sort of Really Big Deal™ drama happened, regarding tickets to LIN's 2016-03-18 live at Osaka (大阪) LIVE HOUSE D'. Tbh, I don't fully understand―I don't know how ticketing works in VK, and my translation skillz aren't good enough to make sense of it―but it seems that someone's tickets were lost in the mail (allegedly).

    LIN made this post when the mistake first happened. And if I understand correctly, they said they sent two S-class tickets to the person whose tickets had been lost. Except the person actually received two A-class tickets, so they were pissed. (I think?) Cut to this apology post where they promise to fix it.

    Imo who the fuck cares, but I understand that this is important to some people, so I hope it's resolved in a way such that all parties are happy. ('ω')ノ
  • The cover of THE BLACK SWAN drummer Len's photobook, Len to Kotetsu, is up.
SUI and MIZALY oneman setlist
Just yesterday, SUI and MIZALY of LIN held a "tribute oneman" where they performed fan-requested songs of LIN, Megaromania, and Metis Gretel with their session band, 10TH REINCARNATION, at Ikebukuro CYBER. Here's what the fans requested:

1.God of Megaromania-純血ノ刻印(junketsu no kokuin)- (Megaromania)
2.Cardinal Sin (Megaromania)
3.混血(konketsu) (Metis Gretel)
4.Forbidden (凛(lin))
5.Wail of crested (Megaromania)
6.夢籠(yumekago)~Tragic Cinderella~ (Metis Gretel)
7.Sincerely (凛(lin))
8.AURORA-destinies of world- (Megaromania)
9.Sacred Xanadu (凛(lin))
10.MASK (Metis Gretel)
11.Sabbath (Megaromania)

As for their costumes, SUI chose his costume from AURORA -destinies of world-, while MIZALY went with his God of Megaromania look. (compare the top image with this one)
A few KISAKI and LIN updates
KISAKI mystery meeting, LIN talk session, LIN web appearance, and Shingen Kichi SPECIAL stream:

  • KISAKI has had a meeting for an unspecified project at YAMAHA MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントグループ). Details are TBA... I wonder what it is!
  • LIN has announced that their mysterious 2016-03-19 event is a talk & handshake session (the band's first and last). The event will be held at Nipponbashi wktk THEATRE (日本橋wktkTHEATRE).
  • LIN will appear on nico nico channel FOOL'S MATE channel on 2016-02-17 from 20:00 through 21:00.

  • The YouTube version is a completely different recording from the DVD version, so please check it out even if you own the DVD. And by the way, these videos will only be up for a month, so watch them while you can!

Affective Synergy to perform next month
Affective Synergy, the solo project of ex-brodiaea~Lilith guitarist Lin (凛), will perform on 2016-02-25 at ALVION's disbandment event.

The lineup for their performance is:
V. +Yuu (+悠) [ex-ZODIA~Ultimate Sonic]
G. Lin (凛) [ex-brodiaea~Lilith]
G. Yuki (雪) [ex-Leviathan, etc.]
B. Mahiro (真央) [ex-brodiaea~ROMANCING Saga]
D. takumi (拓未) [FANG]

Affective Synergy had been inactive for a few years, while Lin was busy with Lilith.

By the way, Lilith's first full album, 円夢中華-Genuine to the Core-, which is set for an April release, will have 14 tracks. They include [SILK] Rouge, Arcadia, Mr.Frxxk, Crimson Psyche, and Stellar Secret-星之迷- (the old songs will be remastered or rerecorded). The band has also recorded a PV for the release.
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.

Posts from 2015

Ren solo oneman with Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji
Ren solo oneman with Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji

Sanada Ren (the solo project of Tatoeba Konna Hanashi vocalist Ren) will hold his oneman, ed, on 2016-01-11 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) JU-ZA.

It appears, from the flyer, that Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji will appear as a guest act. There's no mention if ex-chariots vocalist RIKU or any other usual members of Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji will participate, but I'll update if more information becomes available.
Jikkentai NEMESIS one-day revival
Jikkentai NEMESIS will hold a one-day revival on 2016-01-05 at OSAKA MUSE.

If you don't remember, Jikkentai NEMESIS was a continuous session band formed by guitarist SAN after the disbandment of NEGA. It featured ex-Reeper vocalist Saica and ex-Vior gloire drummer ARU. Guitarist Hiroya and bassist Nagi joined for the session's last live, and that lineup became official band the:Ø.

It has been confirmed that the 2016-01-05 performance will not feature the full lineup, but Nagi and SAN have already confirmed their participation.

That should kill the rumors of SAN being hated by everyone for joining BFN, lol.

EDIT: Saica and Aru, plus ex-LUCHE. guitarist Hikaru, have also confirmed their participation in the revival.
SUI and MIZALY special oneman live
SUI and MIZALY of LIN will hold their special request live and “tribute oneman”, Proof of raison d'etre, on 2016-02-14 at Ikebukuro (池袋) CYBER. Their tribute session band “10TH REINCARNATION” will perform, along with opening acts Dead Children, RAINDIA (レインディア), and Paranoid≠circuS.

G. KAZ [ex-chariots support ~ etc.]
D. Mikage (美景) [ex-chariots support ~ etc.]

The costumes and 10-song setlist of 10TH REINCARNATION will be decided by fans' requests, which are accepted from 2015-11-30 through 2015-12-30 at (and are accepted even from people who can't attend the live). Each person may send 3 emails within that period―each must have the title “2月14日投票”, and the following contents: 3 requested songs + memories/reason for choosing those songs; requested costume + memories/reason for choosing that costume; full name; and email address.

Any Metis Gretel, Megaromania, or LIN song is eligible for request, and any costumes from the following list are eligible:
  1. Megaromania
    God of Megaromania -Junketsu NO Kokuin- / Bishuu no Kajitsu / Angelical Jewelry
  2. Transparent Shine
  4. evil / holy / deus
  5. Oblivious
  6. AURORA-destinies of world-
  7. Oath-cross of eternity-
  8. Quintessence Voyage
  9. Artistical Glint
  10. Propaganda
  11. Heaven's Novel
  12. Megaromania
  13. LIN
    Sacred Xanadu
  14. Recollection of Phoenix
  15. Memento-Mori
  16. Dedicate to Graveyard

UCP session band, Rame in an ambulance, & upcoming reunion?
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION session band Shingen Kichi SPECIAL ~PERMANENT BAND~ (神言基地SPECIAL ~パーマネントバンド~) successfully completed its live at Abeno ROCKTOWN. They played several staples of Kisaki & Kansai Kizoku setlists:

V. Rame [ex-VIDOLL] / B. KISAKI [LIN] / G. MIZALY [LIN] / G. SAN [ex-NEGA] / D. TERO [ex-VIDOLL]

1. WAISETSU Ningyou (ワイセツ人形) [VIDOLL cover]
2. Pixy false [Phantasmagoria cover]
3. Freedom [LIN cover]
4. Tree [VIDOLL cover]
5. Kamiuta (神 歌) [Phantasmagoria cover]
6. WAISETSU Ningyou (ワイセツ人形) [VIDOLL cover]

Unfortunately, it seems that, after the live, Rame left in an ambulance D:! But he says it was only due to expending too much energy during the live―he's fine now.


On a related note, it seems that KISAKI, Jui [VIDOLL/GOTCHAROCKA], JUN [Phantasmagoria/GOTCHAROCKA], and Rame [VIDOLL/Black Gene For the Next Scene] did a photography/interview session with each other yesterday?! I guess it's for some upcoming magazine, probably... hopefully something really good!
UNDER CODE session band 「Shingenkichi SPECIAL」 will perform
A special session band made of ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION members will perform on 2015-11-17!

Session band Shingen Kichi SPECIAL ~PERMANENT BAND GUEST~ (神言基地SPECIAL ~パーマネントバンドゲスト~) will appear at the CYBER CIRCUS TV featuring 【~Chikasen Shingen Kichi~ 2015】 (CYBER CIRCUS TV featuring 【~地下線神言基地~ 2015】) event at Abeno (あべの) ROCKTOWN.

B. KISAKI [ex-Phantasmagoria ~ LIN]
V. Rame [ex-VIDOLL ~ Black Gene For the Next Scene]
G. MIZALY [ex-Megaromania ~ LIN]
G. SAN [ex-NEGA ~ Black Gene For the Next Scene]
D. TERO (テロ) [ex-VIDOLL ~ †яi¢к]

By the way, the “Chikasen Shingen Kichi” title is a reference to a 2006~2007 television program of the same name which KISAKI hosted in collaboration with HOLIDAY. It appears that the session will perform Kamiuta (神 歌), the representative song of Phantasmagoria which often ended UNDER CODE PRODUCTION events.

The full lineup of masked idol group Kamen Joshi (仮面女子) will appear as a second special guest. The bands XENON, Paranoid≠Circus, and Mischievous will also appear (adding to the UCP reunion!).

HEISEI ISHIN vocalist Taku “presents” event in December
A special event has been announced for 2015-12-10 which will memorialize deceased HEISEI ISHIN vocalist Taku (拓). Several special acts will appear―almost all of which were part of the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION family ❤.

N@H, the special two-piece band which was considered the “second act” of HEISEI ISHIN, will appear, along with GIGAMOUS, the formal band that followed. The band More, which features ex-12012 members will appear, as will a special version of THE BLACK SWAN which features ex-NEGA drummer Yu (優)!! A session called Ishin (維新) will appear, which presumably will cover HEISEI ISHIN songs, too.

Finally, a super special session called Yoshifumi BAND (よしふみバンド) will appear, which is made up of retired ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION guys...!! It features CO- (the not-seen-since-his-arrest ex-FUTURISM・BOYZ vocalist), TAKAFUMI (most famous UNDER CODE PRODUCTION staff member), KANATA (ex-LIN guitarist-cum-sommelier), Yoshi (HEISEI ISHIN leader who retired from music), and 姫雛~hina~ (ex-Anjyu' drummer). (Interestingly, many of those guys worked at TAKAFUMI's club!)

What a great lineup... I'd really like to see that live! R.I.P Taku ❤
槐-saica- session members revealed + Nagi to play in another session band
The members of Saica (ex-the:Ø)'s session band (who are performing at Saica's birthday live on 2015-10-20) have been revealed:
Vo.槐-saica- (ex-Ridiot→Reeper→the:Ø)
Gt.瑠璃 (luri) (ex-BASH!)
Ba.凌央 (ryo) (ex-RevleZ)
Dr.白 (mashiro) (ex-メビウス(mebius))

They will be performing alongside ex-Soniqrush. vocalist Shiki's session band (which features another former member of the:Ø, bassist Nagi) on October 20 at OSAKA MUSE.

Shiki session members:
Vo.Shiki (ex-SoniqRush.)
Gt.乃逢(noa) (ex-FORTE)
Ba.凪(nagi) (ex-the:Ø)
Dr.ReN (ex-SoniqRush.)

News roundup 8/11
Here are some minor pieces of news from GOTCHAROCKA, KISAKI, Oneness, Paranoid≠circuS, REALies, and the:Ø:

  • Paranoid≠circuS will participate in a threeman with REVINE and Galumia, and it appears that the band plans to “hijack” the event as a celebration for drummer 紲-kizuna-. In addition to distributing an acoustic version of their song Utsusemi (空蝉), the band will hold a photo session, and distribute kizuna's apple juice. (IDEK)
  • REALies sold this towel. Rest in peace, REALies!
  • LIN will participate in the latest edition of HOPE AND LIVE, an AIDS awareness and benefit concert series. The event, to be held on 2015-10-04 at Shinjuku ReNY, will also feature SPEED-iD, HIGHFASHIONPARALYZE, and Kawamura Ryuichi (河村 隆一) of LUNA SEA, among others.
  • KISAKI had an interview in freepaper VR Virtual Reality SPECIAL ISSUE.
  • ex-Oneness vocalist JUKI (ジュキ) will appear in a session band on 2015-09-01 at Ikebukuro (池袋) CYBER.
    Sayonara Natsuyasumi SESSION (さよなら夏休みセッション)
    【V. JUKI (ジュキ) [ex-Oneness] / G. Tsubaki (椿) [Blitz] / G. Miru. [Lylow] / B. Kamiki Miharu (神木 壬晴) [Blitz] / D. Ryou (りょう) [Blitz]】
  • At Oneness' last live, a lottery (3,000 yen spent on goods = 1 ticket) was held, through which members' personal belongings and other items were available. One of the items was a live DVD of their 2015-07-10 live.
  • GOTCHAROCKA has collaborated with jewely brand GIGOR to produce a series of GOTCHAROCKA pendants. Each member's version has a different jewel color. Orders were accepted through 2015-07-31, but seem to be closed now.
  • ex-the:Ø vocalist 槐-saica- will hold his birthday presents live at OSAKA MUSE on 2015-10-20.
[Quick update] Cecir (ex-E'm ~grief~) will NOT be participating in CERO (LIN) session
Cecir (ex-E'm ~grief~) will no longer be able to participate in Cero (LIN)'s birthday event, Here's looking at me, kid VOL:2, this year due to family reasons. This also means he will not be able to perform on guitar for Cero's session band...(hope Cero finds a replacement!)
Minor news roundup 7/31
I've been too busy updating layout stuff to bother posting news m(_ _)m. So here's the latest minor stuff:

  • ARLEQUIN will stream at NICONICO on 2015-08-05 from 21:00. They'll watch and talk about offshot footage from their tour for 1 hour.
  • ARLEQUIN and PENTAGON are featured in free paper VR Virtual Reality vol.037.
  • ARLEQUIN bassist Shohei (祥平) and PENTAGON guitarist Yutori (ゆとり) are in Cure Vol.144.
  • Session band G:K will perform on 2015-08-17 at Ikebukuro (池袋) RUIDO K3 with lineup 【V. toshia [ex-Philia~FAZ] / G. YOUDAI [ex-WHITEBLACK] / B. leaya [Vasalla] / D. Mikage [ex-chariots support ~ etc.]】.

    FOODED SEAL vocalist Sami (雅美) will also have a session band at the event (as drummer). [And completely unrelatedly, ex-SULFURIC ACID vocalist MASAKI will be there. Cool~]
  • On 2015-08-07 at Osaka (大阪) MUSE, KISAKI (LIN), and SAN and Rame from Black Gene For the Next Scene, will appear in a session band together:

    【V. KOU (コウ) [Shounenki (少年記)] / V. YOU (ヨウ) [BLaive] / V. SACCI [SOUIUMONO (サウイフモノ)] / G. SAN [Black Gene For the Next Scene] / G. SARSHI [HERO] / B. KISAKI [LIN] / D. Ichirou (一朗) [Lycaon] / MC. RAMEtan (ラメたん) [Black Gene For the Next Scene]】
  • LIN is the cover artist for free paper SEVEN Vol.025. They'll have a special interview about their activity pause.
  • Oneness, who recently disbanded, are liquidating their goods via the Double River Record web shop. Rare posters, towels, cheki sets, and other goods are available again, as are additional quantities of their memorial pamphlet.
  • Paranoid≠circuS has uploaded the cover art and tracklist for their upcoming single, 69. It's on sale at CDJapan now.
  • PENTAGON have a new towel designed by 眠花-minpha-.
LIN new bootleg DVDs and SUI×MIZALY session
LIN has released two new bootleg live DVDs from last month. The first features the band's Rame cosplay live and their appearance at an Ains event. The second features two dates from the Blazing Trianglum tour; including the show at which they announced their pause, and the show at which they performed in street clothes due to misplacing their costumes.

Also, the second guitarist, bassist, and drummer have been announced for the SUI×MIZALY session on 2015-09-25:
SUI and CERO birthday event details announced
LIN guitarist CERO will hold his birthday event in December, at which his session band 「CERO BIRTHDAY SESSION RETURNS」 will perform. Vocalist SUI will hold his two-day birthday event, The Blessing Day, in January of 2016, at which his sessions 「Evil en Lucifer」 and 「MADEMOISELLE na Yaroutachi」 will perform. (Is it a Madeth gray'll cover band?! I really hope so 😍

SUI and MIZALY sessions
LIN V. SUI and G. MIZALY will hold a session at Re;aL's sponsored event on 2015-09-25. The other members have not yet been announced. SUI will also participate in a session event on 2015-07-23 (which includes some ex-chariots and SHAPE SHIFTER members).
SPATS announce next live
Anime-theme-song cover band SPATS (スパッツ) has announced its second live. The “legendary” session band―comprised of V. Jin [HERO] / G. JUN [ex-Phantasmagoria~GOTCHAROCKA] / G. Toki [Black Gene For the Next Scene] / B. HIIRO [ex-NEU] / D. TERO [ex-VIDOLL]―will hold its first oneman on 2015-05-12 at Takadanobaba AREA; due to that oneman selling out in minutes, a second oneman has been announced for 2015-10-14 at TSUTAYA O-WEST. If the second oneman doesn't sell at least 550 tickets, the group will disband.

SPATS will release its first CD, Mori no Kumasan (Kari) (もりのくまさん(仮)), at the 2015-05-12 live. The CD will contain two songs for 1,500 yen. Here's their cover of the song Yuuki 100% (勇気100%):

LIN to appear at Ryuketsu BLIZZARD event
LIN will appear at the birthday event for often naked vocalist YUDA (ユダ) of Ryuketsu BLIZZARD (流血ブリザード). The two bands have been somewhat close in recent years, since their first twoman in 2013.
Paranoid≠circuS 2nd anniversary lives and distributed CD
Paranoid≠circuS has announced their 2nd anniversary celebration session event and oneman! The lives will be held in March, and a CD will be distributed at the oneman. Details below:
Ray session band update
The drummer has been revealed for Ray's session band on 2015-02-13, Kuromikado (黒御門):
【V. MINAMI (ミナミ) [ex-ROGUE] / G. Cain / G. MAST [ex-Aliene Maφriage] / B. Ray [ex-NEGA] / D. Rui [sForzato]】

Meanwhile, Ray has mentioned that his new band will be revealed on 2015-02-01. Do you think that his new band will feature the same members as the session band?
Minor news roundup 1/5
Here's the latest minor news:

  • The Vasalla × WITH SEXY countdown was indeed leading to news of a limited revival. However, details haven't been announced yet.

    Watch their OHP for updates.
  • ex-NEGA Ray will appear with MAST in a session band on 2015-02-13!

    Kuromikado (黒御門)
    【V. MINAMI (ミナミ) [ex-ROGUE] / G. Cain / G. MAST [ex-Aliene Ma'riage ~ VABeL] / B. Ray [ex-NEGA] / D. (TBA)】

    ex-CindyKate ~ FOODED SEAL Masami (雅美) will also hold his session, MASAMING (マサミング), at that event.
  • Maki (真稀) [ex-hurts, many others], will secede from his current band, UNDEAD, on 2015-01-27. It's assumed that he'll officially join Lucifer's underground, of which he's currently only a support member.
  • ex-SUZAKU Itsuki (樹) has announced his session band lineup for 2015-01-23:
    【V. Itsuki (樹) [AiM MaiM] / G. Natsume Sakutarou (夏目 朔太郎) [AiM MaiM] / G. Ao (碧) [ex-paradeis] / B. UCHI [A113] / D. Shota (咲汰) [A113]】
  • ex-Cu[be] vocalist will appear in another session:
  • To celebrate the recent release of their single, AiM MaiM will commence their first tour, -Inochi no Yurai。- (-いのちのゆらい。-), on 2015-01-29. Their tour final will be announced a later date.
  • REALies have a new towel.
  • VARYL have uploaded a preview of their upcoming single:

  • Various UCP-related artists are featured on this TOWER RECORDS CD in which they talk about their favorite releases throughout the year.
  • REALies has postponed their upcoming single from 2015-01-14 to 2015-01-28.

Posts from 2014

SUI session lineup change
LIN vocalist SUI will hold his birthday event on 2015-01-23, and his session band, PSYCHOSONIC SHAKE, will appear. However, a change has been made to the lineup. The new lineup is:

PSYCHOSONIC SHAKE 【V. SUI (LIN) / G. Cecir [ex-E'm ~grief~] / B. 篝-kagari- (AVANCHICK) / D. MIKAGE (ex-chariots, etc.)】

Previously, the bassist was to be YUKI (CELL), but he stepped out due to “various reasons”. And just to make it clear, LIN wants you to know: no refunds will be accepted based on this member change, lol.
Minor news roundup 12/4
  • After the secession of two members, FOODED SEAL secondary guitarist maNa has been promoted to primary guitarist. Verry [ex-ViV] has commenced support drums as of 2014-12-01, and Shuu (しゅう) has commenced support secondary guitar as of 2014-12-03.
  • GIGAMOUS will release their best album, GIGA BEST, in two types on 2015-02-11: limited type with live DVD, and normal type with bonus track.
  • MASKED RIDER SYSTEM bassist Mikoto (美琴) is temporarily absent from that band so he could concentrate on Vallquar's disbandment concerns. Ena [ex-HenzeL, etc.] will act as MASKED RIDER SYSTEM's support bassist on 2014-12-17.
  • A new version of Ray's continuous session band, Raychel Band Kai (れいちぇるバンド改), will appear on 2015-01-07 at Shinjuku (新宿) BIRTH:
    【V. MINAMI (ミナミ) [ROGUE] / G. YOSHITO (ヨシト) [ex-AVANCHICK] / G. MAST [ex-Aliene Ma'riage, etc.] / B. Ray [ex-NEGA] / D. Itsuki (樹)】
Paranoid≠circuS live cancelled
Paranoid≠circuS has mentioned that they will be absent from their planned performance on 2014-12-29.
MIZALY birthday event
LIN has announced that guitarist MIZALY will hold his birthday event, at which a special version of the band will perform, in April:

MIZALY (LIN) BIRTHDAY EVENT 【MIZALIN】 ~Mizaju~ WASSHOI!! 2015 (【MIZALIN】~みざ充~ワッショイ!!2015)
2015-04-24 at SHIBUYA-REX
LIN (MIZALY PRODUCED SPECIAL VERSION) / AVANCHICK / MeteoroiD / Nihilizm / Synk;yet / The 3rd Birthday / SAVAGE / Minerva

ClearVeil HISAYOSHI in EAT YOU ALIVE session
ex-ClearVeil bassist HISAYOSHI will appear in a session on 2015-01-12 called THE SPANKERS:【V. HIRO (ヒロ) [ex-EAT YOU ALIVE] / G. Ryohei (亮平) [ex-EAT YOU ALIVE] / G. tomoya [ex-meth.] / B. HISAYOSHI [ex-ClearVeil] / D. Makoto (真) [ex-EAT YOU ALIVE]】.
LIN V. Sui birthday event announced
LIN has announced a birthday event for vocalist SUI, featuring a really cool session band:

SUI (LIN) birthday celebration sponsored event The Blessing Day
2015-01-23 at Ikebukuro (池袋) RUIDO K3
    【V. SUI [LIN] / G. Cecir [ex-E'm ~grief~, etc.] / B. YUKI [CELL] / D. MIKAGE (ex-chariots support, etc.]】
  • Ruellia / Qualius / DEEP RAVE / Diana / Mitht / Paranoid≠circuS / Kimi ha Surudoku。 (君は鋭く。) / JeNeric / MELVEL (メルヴェル)

AiM MaiM first single, new look, and king zeebra events!
Kikangentei project-AiM MaiM- has announced their first single, Aimai CUARTET (曖昧カルテット)!! The live-limited CD will be released on 2014-12-22 and will feature 3 songs. The band has also revealed their new logo and new look (above).

Furthermore, king zeebra has announced its two new events:

king zeebra presents OSAKA VISUAL SPIRITS vol.1
2014-11-20 at Nishikujou (西九条) BRAND NEW
ISORA / countdown / Benizemi (紅蝉) / Magistina Saga / (REIRA (レイラ) session) / (others TBA)

king zeebra presents 【Shimauma Seiyamatsuri 2014】 ~AiM MaiM no RECOhatsu mo Oiwaishiyouzu!~ (【しまうま聖夜祭2014】 ~曖ム昧ムのレコ発もお祝いしようず!~)
2014-12-22 at Nishikujou (西九条) BRAND NEW
Riddle=Dect (opening act) / Kikangentei project-AiM MaiM- / umbrella / Benizemi (紅蝉) / AL / Milia∞ / ISAURA / 無玄-MUKURO- / countdown

※ “ISAURA” is ISORA's DIAURA cover session

REALies sessions detailed and GOEMON live added
REALies has released details of their 2014-11-10 session event live, and GOEMON RECORDS has announced a new event live:

GOEMON RECORDS Presents REALies EDGE 7 DAYS Kazna BIRTHDAY SESSION Matsuri Suna Matsuri (すなまつり)
2014-11-10 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE
  • SUNALies (スナライズ) (opening act)
  • REALies
  • Bijo to Kyouken (美女と狂犬)
    【V. Rayka [REALies] / G. YUKKIE (ユッキー) [GIGAMOUS] / G. Kamiki Mihal (神木 壬晴) [Blitz] / B. 眠花-minpha- [Call Me] / D. Ryou (りょう) [Blitz]】
  • Ame, OCHIRU (雨、落チル)
    【V. Chizuru (千吊) [Call Me] / G. Ritsu (律) [REALies] / G. Tsubaki (椿) [Blitz] / B. Yue (月) [ex-DecoLa Hopping] / D. Murasaki (篤輝) [Call Me support]】
  • 708GalaxyZ
    【V. GAKU [Blitz] / G. N∀O [REALies] / B. Raiha (雷覇) [ex-Edogawa PARADOX (江戸川パラドクス)] / D. Syuma (秀馬) [Oneness]】
  • J'ikoman de ciel
    【V. Masami (雅美) [FOODED SEAL] / G. Otake (おたけ) [AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) / B. 明イ-akino- [REALies] / D. Kai (華威) [ex-SERIAL⇔NUMBER (シリアル⇔NUMBER)]】
    【V. Anzu (杏) [ex-DOWNER] / G. Yuuha (由羽) [the Raid.] / B. LAYHA [SCAPEGOAT] / D. Kazna (一砂) [REALies]】

GOEMON RECORDS Presents Sainarakkyo ☆ 2014 ~GOEMON ga Osewa ni narimashitaa!~ (さいならっきょ☆2014 ~GOEMONがお世話になりましたっ!~)
2014-12-15 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) / REALies / LIPHLICH (friendship appearance) / Lycaon / AvelCain / Jin-Machine

Kansai Seiatsu continues! Sort of
Kansai-promotion visual group NANIWA V (NANIWA V系連合軍) has announced that they will hold Naniwa Tamashii ~Kansai Seiatsu 2014-2015~ (なにわ魂 ~関西制圧2014-2015~) to count down to the New Year. LIN will serve as the special countdown guest (along with FEST VAINQUEUR).

Not quite the same as an UNDER CODE PRODUCTION countdown live, but it's nice to see the name/legacy continue :)

NANIWA V PRESENTS New Year countdown live Naniwa Tamashii ~Kansai Seiatsu 2014-2015~ (なにわ魂 ~関西制圧2014-2015~)
2014-12-31 ~ 2015-01-01 at OSAKA RUIDO
  • LIN / FEST VAINQUEUR / Crimson Shiva / the:Ø / Shounenki (少年記) / ZIN (ジン) / Shellmy / Tatoeba Konna Hanashi / XENON / Paranoid≠circuS / FoLLoW / RevleZ
  • LIN × FEST VAINQUEUR (countdown guests)

REALies samples and 7-day restrospective
REALies will hold their 7-day retrospective event series, at which they'll perform a different period of their history at each live (complete with costumes from that period). The band has also uploaded PV previews for their upcoming singles:


  1. Kazna BIRTHDAY SESSION Matsuri (一砂バースデーセッション祭)
    Sunamatsuri (すなまつり)

    2014-11-10 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE
    SUNRISE (スナライズ) (opening act) / Rayka session / Ritsu session / N∀O session / akino session / Kazna session

  2. Re:Stund UP!!NuAGE

    2014-11-11 at Ikebukuro EDGE
    REALies / Blitz / Call Me / ALDEBARAN / Ecthelion

  3. Re:REAL [A] GaINST

    2014-11-12 at Ikebukuro EDGE

  4. Re:NEXT⇒together!

    2014-11-13 at Ikebukuro EDGE
    REALies / Neverland / Synk;yet / Diz / SAVAGE / ichiyon / SHEDIA

  5. Up To LEVEL

    2014-11-14 at Ikebukuro EDGE
    REALies / Call Me / ALIVE / Zombie (ぞんび) / Airish / VOW / FOODED SEAL

  6. Re:Mada Owaranee。 (Re:まだ終わらねぇ。)

    2014-11-15 at Ikebukuro EDGE
    Call Me (opening act) / REALies × JACK THE LIPPER × Chanty × GIGAMOUS (fourman)

  7. Heat Heart History

    2014-11-16 at Ikebukuro EDGE
    Oneness (opening guest) / REALies (oneman)

Anjyu' × NEGA × ZODIA alumni session, plus ZODIA copy band?
On 2014-09-08, ex-ZODIA, NEGA, and Anjyu' members will perform in a session. It will be the first activity from ex-Anjyu' drummer hina in years, actually! The session will be at the 11th anniversary of Bar Paradox (a long time friend of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION).

Bar Paradox 11th Anniversary Paradox Sonic ~PARASONI 2014 3 days~ (Paradox Soni ~パラソニ2014 3 days~)
2014-08-09 at Ash OSAKA
  • [R]Call
    【V. +Yuu (+悠) [ex-ZODIA (ゾディア) ~ Ultimate Sonic] / G. SAN [ex-NEGA ~ the:Ø] / B. Ray [ex-NEGA] / D. ORYUUTA (おリュータ) [ex-Anjyu' (as 姫雛~hina~)]】

    ※ Will play UNDER CODE PRODUCTION songs!
  • KACCHIN New BAND (カッチンNew BAND) / Mother Of Soul / RAUGOMESU (ラウゴメス) / Nose individual / CAROLINE (キャロライン)

After that, +Yuu will hold his session -z-, which will perform ZODIA songs.

k.o.k PRESENTS k.o.k CONFLICT ~ LOVECON -Bangaihen- (k.o.k コンフリクト~LOVEコン-番外編-)
2014-08-16 at Ash OSAKA
  • -z-
    【V&G. +Yuu [ex-ZODIA ~ Ultimate Sonic] / B. Ena [ex-HenzeL] / D. Chihiro [ex-LICKER]】

    ※ Will play ZODIA songs!
  • LUCHe. / Xepher / 2nd Dyz / Oneness / ROMANCINGsaga / Tatoeba Konna Hanashi / Shounenki / Lylow / SAMUKURO / etc.

Finally, +Yuu will hold his girugamesh cover session on 2014-08-04.
Itsuki birthday event
king zeebra president and ex-SUZAKU (朱) vocalist Itsuki (樹) will hold his birthday event on 2014-09-14. In addition to appearances by UCP family bands, Itsuki's former band Envus will hold a one day revival!

king zeebra presents Itsuki birthday event -Squalid Beauty 03-
2014-09-14 at Nishikujo (西九条) BRAND NEW
  • Envus (one day revival) 【V. Itsuki (ex-SUZAKU) / G. Haruka [ex-MonoLog ~ AiM MaiM support] / G. Kaoru (薫) [HOLYCLOCK] / B. Kagari (ex-SUZAKU Kizuna) / D. Yuki (ex-SUZAKU Karen)】
  • ISORA (イソラ) / the:Ø / the birdman / planetarium / CHRISHUNA (クリシュナ) / FOODED SEAL / Antares

By the way, ISORA bassist Kizuna (ex-SUZAKU) will also hold his hastily-decided birthday event on 2014-07-23 at Ash OSAKA, Ikuu Ennichi ~Kizuna~ (異空縁日~絆~). ISORA and the members' sessions will perform.
FOODED SEAL future member and member activities
It seems that a new guitarist, maNa, will soon join FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール). In the meantime, current and ex members are busy with sessions and support gigs:

  • 2014-06-12 ~

    ViV 【w/ Support D. Sayuki (さゆき) (FOODED SEAL)】
  • 2014-07-09 at SHIBUYA-REX

    「July 9」 【V. Masami (雅美) (FOODED SEAL) / V. LACHI (ラチ) (ex-LAgtime.) / G. Takebo (たけ坊) (TesЯoa) / G. maNa (FOODED SEAL) / B. Rin (りん) / D. yuri (TesЯoa)】
  • 2014-07-15 at SHIBUYA-REX

    Kyonkyon to Yukai na Nakamatachi (きょんきょんと愉快な仲間たち) 【G. kaoL (かおる) (ex-FOODED SEAL)】
  • 2014-07-16 at Ikebukuro (池袋) CYBER

    R Jiyuu SESSION (自由セッション) 【V. hiro (KiR×GiR) / G. Ryuu (りゅー) (ex-MeleM) / B. 7o (FOODED SEAL) / D. Suguru (英) (KiR×GiR)】
  • 2014-07-19 at MEGURO ROCKMAYKAN (目黒鹿鳴館)

    KISSBULLET 【w/ Support D. Masami (雅美) (FOODED SEAL)】
Masami sessions
Here are the latest session appearances of FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) vocalist Masami (雅美):

  • 2014-06-05 at SHIBUYA REX
    Jinsei ni REHEARSAL ha Nai (人生にリハーサルは無い)
    【V. Soyogi (梵) [Nobady] / G. kz [Nobady] / G. Yazuki (耶月) [0801弐209XX6] / B. Kaima [Zelktage] / D. Masami [FOODED SEAL]
  • 2014-06-10 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4
    Riona SESSION (りおなセッション)
    【V. Riona [NovA] / G. SakuraPTON (朝倉プトン) [Ecthelion] / G. Masami [FOODED SEAL] / B. Icchin (いっちん) / D. Lyvia [ex-Z-Force]】
  • 2014-06-13 at Ikebukuro (池袋) CYBER
    LACHI SESSION (ラチセッション)
    【V. LACHI [LAgtime] / G. sola [ex-super boys] / G. Rei (零) [ex-LiLiCAL ~ FOODED SEAL support] / B. Masami [FOODED SEAL] / D. Waju (わじゅ) [ex-LiLiCAL]】

By the way, it appears that Rei (零) (ex-LiLiCAL) continued to act as support guitarist until May 1st. Previously, I thought that he had stopped after his hospitalization.
ISORA session night: Cu[be] vocalist, SUZAKU, and more
ISORA (イソラ) has revealed the session lineups for its celebration of guitarist 空-ciel's birthday. Among others, the ex-vocalist of Cu[be] and ex-members of SUZAKU (朱) are featured!

Gt. 空-ciel Birthday EVENT!! Himitsushugi (秘密主義)
2014-06-26 at Ash OSAKA
  • AiM MaiM (曖ム昧ム)
  • La'veil MizeriA
  • ciel-ciel SESSION (空-cielセッション) 【V. K [DISGUST] / G. ciel-ciel [ISORA] / G. TBA / B. ROID (ロイド) [Jigokue (地獄絵) support] / D. 火憐-Karen- (ex-SUZAKU)】
  • Kizuna SESSION (絆セッション) 【V. Lara (螺々) (ex-Cu[be]) / G. Kizuna [ISORA] / B. Yui (結衣) [HOLYCLOCK] / D. Karen [ex-SUZAKU]
  • Yuuho SESSION (優歩セッション) 【V. Saica (槐) [the:Ø] / G. Yuuho (ISORA) / G. Adan (亜弾) / B. Shiki (四季) [Dixdriver] / D. TBA】
  • REIRA SESSION (レイラセッション)
  • Shiki SESSION (式セッション) 【V. Nagi (なぎ) [ex-EINESEELE] / G. hori / G. Shiki [ex-IDEAL] / B. Tsubasa (翼) / D. JUN (ジュン) [ex-tomodachi (トモダチ)]】
KAIRI and Iori news
ex-SIVA guitarist Iori Minamotono (源 依織) has officially joined Kaya's new band Femme Fatale. Meanwhile, ex-vocalist KAIRI (カイリ) will appear in a session called Bakemonogatari (化物語).

Bakemonogatari (化物語) are:
V. KAIRI (カイリ) [ex-SIVA ~ gaNesha ~ etc.]
G. Shintarou (慎太郎) [ex-Annie's Black]
G. Keisuke (圭介) [ex-gaNesha]
B. casiss [ALTERIAL]
D. hiro [ex-llll-Ligro-]

Femme Fatale are:
V. Kaya
G. TaNa [Gekijo TENNOR (劇情テノール) ~ etc.]
G. Iori Minamotono (源 依織) [ex-SIVA ~ cocklobin ~ etc.]
B. Toshi [ex-A]
D. CHARGEEEEEE... [Omega Dripp ~ etc.]

Kakusan Lv5 (拡散Lv5)
2014-07-10 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE
2014-08-19 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE
Bakemonogatari / (others TBA)

Femme Fatale currently have one single, FREYA, and I'm sure will be fairly active for the rest of the year. Bakemonogatari, I'm sure, is destined to fizzle out after a couple of lives 8D'.

REALies album samples, distributed DVD, and more
REALies has posted previews of all the songs from their upcoming album Drama. Watch/listen below:

The band has also announced that a special privilege DVD will be distributed at their 2014-08-08 oneman to those who present ticket stubs from either of their previous 2014-08-02 or 2014-08-03 oneman lives. The DVD contains the “punishment” footage from the GOEMON RECORDS futsal tournament, at which the losing team had to do the Momoiro dance (もも○ロダンス). The DVD also contains making footage of the STEP▲BY▼STEP PV.

REALies will participate in a twoman with DEZERT, 「DEZERT party vol.11」 -Manatsu no 1ban Shoubu- (「DEZERT party vol.11」 -真夏の1番勝負-), on 2014-08-26 at Shibuya (渋谷) Star Lounge.

Finally, REALies and ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) will participate in this GOEMON RECORDS presents live―which, to be completely honest, I don't understand at all, so I'll just reprint it verbatim:

GOEMON RECORDS DYNAMITE SUMMER presents Yukata de PON! (浴衣でポン!)
2014-08-09 at SHINJUKU RUIDO K4
【live cast】

【ghost story】
Narrator: TOILET's Ritsuko

【opening act guest】
Natsuo 2014 (夏男 2014)
【V. Sumidagawa Haruo (隅田川 春男) / V. Kandagawa Noboru (神田川 のぼる) / G. Ise Naohira (伊勢 なおひら) / B. Matsudaira Ken (松平 健) / D. Hiyashichuuka Hajime (冷やし中華 はじめ) / TEKIya: Shou (祥)

※ They'll sing popular summer songs? I guess?

Cu[be], hurts, and SIVA sessions
ex-Cu[be] members will be appearing in the 2014-07-22 lineup of Lucifer's underground! (That's the latest session of ex-hurts vocalist HINA (ヒナ).)
  • 2014-07-22 at Nagoya (名古屋) 3STAR IMAIKE
    【V. HINA (ヒナ) (ex-hurts ~ etc.) / G. Maki (真稀) (ex-hurts ~ etc. ~ UNDEAD) / G. toki (UNDEAD) / B. Yuuri (憂里) [ex-Cu[be]] / D. Atuki (亜月) [ex-Cu[be]]

ex-SIVA drummer Kiri (霧) has been holding various unnamed session bands:
  • 2014-05-01 at Birth Shinjuku
    【V. Haku (白) [Mitht] / G. REI (レイ) [@NNIVERSARY] / G. Ue [VAMPIRE (ヴァンパイア)] / B. MA-YA (Pan-d-ra) / D. Kiri (ex-SIVA)
  • 2014-05-30 at Birth Shinjuku
    【V. Tasuke (佑) [ex-C.o.A ~ etc.] / G. Ue [VAMPIRE] / G. REI [@NNIVERSARY] / B. MA-YA (Pan-d-ra) / D. Kiri (ex-SIVA)
ISORA photo, event, and distributed CD
ISORA (イソラ) has revealed their official photo, their next sponsored event, a distributed CD, and their latest support members. Check below for the details!

As you know, ISORA participated in the recently-released omnibus SOUND OF NOISE 2014 with the original song ALKALOID (アルカロイド). The band has also announced that they will further distribute the unreleased song Toriko () to those who purchase the omnibus from the band at their lives starting on 2014-06-08. Check ISORA's discography for full details.

ISORA is also still performing with support vocalists. Here's a list of the latest ones:
  • 2014-04-06 & 2014-04-16
    Daisuke (大介) [ex-GALLMAZZO]
    Ryou (亮) [ex-KOKUYOKU (黒翼) ~ Gekisou! Sakamoto Kin-puИch. 24ji (激走!坂本金八24時)]
  • 2014-05-11
    Daisuke (大介) [ex-GALLMAZZO]
  • 2014-05-13
    Saica (槐) [the:Ø]
    Hyo (豹) [Shellmy]
  • 2014-05-20
    砂希-saki- [Delia]

It seems that 砂希-saki- might continue to act as support vocalist from now on (check out the great group shot with him below!). And of course, ex-SUZAKU (朱) drummer Karen (火憐) has been supporting the entire time, and it seems that he will continue to support through 2014-06-20 at least.

As I mentioned, ISORA has announced a new sponsored event in celebration of 空-ciel's birthday, featuring several session bands:

ISORA G. ciel-ciel Birthday EVENT Himitsushugi (秘密主義)
2014-06-26 at Ash OSAKA
  • ISORA (イソラ)
  • Aim Maim (曖ム昧ム) 【V. Edogawa Itsuki (江戸川 樹) [ex-SUZAKU (朱)] / G. Natsume Sakutarou (夏目 朔太郎) [ex-MEKAKUSI (メカクシ) / Sp G. haruka (ex-Envus ~ MonoLog) / Sp B. 絆-kizuna- (ex-SUZAKU ~ ISORA) / D. 真輝-maki- (ex-Lucid)】
  • La'veil MizeriA
  • 空-ciel session
  • 絆-kizuna- session
  • Yuuho (優歩) session
  • REIRA (レイラ) session
  • Shiki (式) session 【V. Nagi (なぎ) [ex-EINESEELE (アインゼーレ) / G. hori / G. Shiki (式) [ex-IDEAL] / B. Tsubasa (翼) / D. JUN (ジュン) [ex-tomodachi (トモダチ)]】

ISORA artist page discography
12012 special band at HIV benefit
Hope And Live, a concert series which benefits those living with HIV and AIDS, will hold the ACT.1 of its 2014 forray later this month. 12012 members Sakai Hiroaki (酒井 洋明) and Enya Tomoyuki (塩谷 朋之) will appear at the event in a special band with ex-KUROYUME (黒夢), ex-FANATIC◇CRISIS, and SPEED-iD members.

Hope And Live 2014 Hope And Live 2014 BENEFIT CONCERT ACT.1
2014-05-23 at BIRTH SHINJUKU
● Ishizuki Tsutomu SPECIAL BAND (石月 努 SPECIAL BAND)
【V. Ishizuki Tsutomu (ex-FANATIC◇CRISIS) / G. Suzuki Shin (鈴木新) (ex-KUROYUME) / G. Sakai Hiroaki (12012) / B. Enya Tomoyuki (12012) / D. HAL (SPEED-iD】
● highfashionparalyze / THE SOUND BEE HD / DISH / SPEED-iD

The Hope And Live event was started in August of 2013, and an ACT.2 and SPECIAL ACT will be held in August and November of this year, respectively (although details of those have not yet been announced).

king zeebra × Licht Entertainment
king zeebra, the label of ex-SUZAKU (朱) vocalist Itsuki (樹), and Licht Entertainment, the label of ex-NEGA bassist Ray, held their co-sponsored event yesterday at FAN-J twice.

Licht Entertainment & king zeebra present Kansai Kekkishuukai (関西決起集会)
2014-04-25 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) FANJ-twice
  • Ray & Itsuki BAND (Ray&樹バンド)
    【V. Ituki (ex-SUZAKU) / G. Ao (碧) (ex-paradeis) / G. KAEDE (カヱデ) (ex-MEKAKUSI (メカクシ)) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. Karen (火憐) (ex-SUZAKU~ISORA (イソラ))】
  • Giyaku (偽薬)
    【V. rima (PLACEBO (プラセボ)) / G. hina (PLACEBO) / G. RYO (PLACEBO) / B. Tomoki (朋希) (PLACEBO) / D. sakura (PLACEBO)】
  • ISORA (イソラ)
  • Shunsetsu (春雪)
  • Jikkendai NEMESIS (実験体NEMESIS)
    【V. Saica (槐) (the:Ø) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA~the:Ø) / G. Hiroya (尋弥) (the:Ø) / B. Nagi (凪) (the:Ø) / D. ARU (アル) (ex-Vior gloire~the:Ø)】
  • UnRealistic
    【V. YUUTO (ユウト) (ex-C≠P) / G. A.KI / B. Nagi (渚) / D. 爻~kou~】
  • (large session)
Musoukai new events announced
Ray, ex-NEGA and now president of his own label(?) Musoukai (無双会), has announced his label's collaboration event with Livqueur Records (label of ex-KALEN (カレン) Takaya).

By the way, the full lineups of Musoukai's 2014-03-08 event appearances from ex-NEGA and ex-SUZAKU members were already revealed; you can check them on the original post.

Livqueur Records × Musoukai Presents Osaka Special Night (大阪Special Night)
2014-03-30 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) soma
  • PLACEBO with Ray (プラセボ with Ray) (special guest)
  • [Chou]RaRa. ([蝶]RaRa.) / DECIDE / (c・A・t)

Osaka Special Night ~SESSION Matsuri~ (大阪Special Night~セッション祭り~)
2014-03-31 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) soma
  • KOTESEBO (コテセボ) 【V. rima (PLACEBO) / G. hina (PLACEBO) / B. Tomoki? (朋希) / D. sakura】

  • Dainippon Itai Geisha (大日本痛い芸者) 【V. Toshiki (十式) (DECIDE) / G. Akira? (Gekisou! Sakamoto Kinpachi 24 Ji (激走!坂本金八24時)) / G. IO (イオ) (ex-Rext) / B. Yunyun (ゆんゆん) (ex-Rext) / D. TBA】

  • Takachan World (たかちゃんわーるど) 【V. TAKAYUKI / G. Remu (れむ) (DECIDE) / G. Yuura (憂羅) (DECIDE) / B. Ritsu (率) (ex-Ampride) / D. Yuppi (ゆっぴ) (DECIDE)

  • Witch Craft Works 【V. Kagari? (篝) / G. Remu (れむ) (DECIDE) / G. Jun (巡) (ex-DiaboluS) / B. Mira (みら) / D. TBA】

  • Dokumocchaimasu SESSION (毒盛っちゃいますセッション) 【V. Yuzuki (柚葵) ([Chou]RaRa.) / G. Yura (憂羅) (DECIDE) / G. Mafuyu (繭冬) ([Chou]RaRa.) / B. Sara (沙羅) (DECIDE) / D. Shin (しん) ((c・A・t)<world sp.)】

  • RaRaGaMe (ららげーむ) 【V. Kazuha (和葉) (BuG_GaMe) / G. Masa (雅咲) ([Chou]RaRa.) / G. Kee ([Chou]RaRa.) / B. KIYO (キヨ) (BuG_GaMe) / D. Kuuri (空莉) (ex-[Chou]RaRa.)】

  • Ganmen Heiki Yuuya (顔面兵器ゆーや) 【V. Yuuya (ゆーや) / G. Shogo (ex-Lougenel) / G. Sorasaki Daisuke (蒼空咲 大介) (ex-GALLMAZZO) / B. Asahi (あさひ) (ex-AMEDAMA (アメダマ)) / D. TBA】

  • Jidai da toka Hayari da toka yoku Kain nee kedo You ha KAKKOyokerya sore de ii n ja nee no (時代だとか流行だとかよく解んねぇけど要はカッコ良けりゃそれでいいんじゃねぇの) 【V. Sorasaki Daisuke (蒼空咲 大介) (ex-GALLMAZZO) / G. Nisura (にすら) / G. ReI / B. Asahi (あさひ) (ex-AMEDAMA (アメダマ)) / D. Jun (じゅん)】

  • Uta Maru POWER Chuunyuushitai (うたまるパワー注入し隊) 【V. Yuusuke (勇介) / G. Nanba (なんば) (tentative) / B. Akina? (聖奈) / D. Kikei? (鬼繋) (ex-KOKUYOKU (黒翼))】

LIN live limited sales
KISAKI has announced that several limited goods will be sold at the KISAKI birthday event / the end of corruption world live on 2014-03-09:
  • LIN new single (1000 yen / limited 100)
  • SchwarzVrain 2013-12-25 bootleg live DVD (4000 yen / limited 50)
  • LIN 2010-05-23 (first live) bootleg live DVD (3000 yen / limited 5)
  • unspecified LIN & KISAKI previous band bootleg live DVDs (3000 yen each / limit undecided)
  • LIN cheki 2 set (old cheki + new cheki) (1000 yen / limited quantities)

So, um... DEFINITELY need that SchwarzVrain DVD. And LIN's first live wouldn't be too shabby either.

BTW, although he doesn't specify, I'm pretty sure that the “KISAKI past band bootlegs” will be Stella Maria, MIRAGE, and Syndrome ones mentioned here, here, and here.
SAN and Ray event details
Further lineup details have been revealed for the Musoukai (無双会) live event on 2014-03-08:

Musoukai PresentsShinsaibashi Bakuon Matsuri ~Naniwa Hatsujouriku~ (心斎橋爆音祭り~なにわ初上陸~) 2014-03-08 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) soma
  • Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) 【V. Itsuki (樹) (ex-SUZAKU) / G. Ao (碧) (ex-paradeis) / G. KAEDE (カヱデ) (ex-MEKAKUSHI (メカクシ)) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. REIYA (ex-LIN)
  • Jikkentai NEMESIS (実験体NEMESIS) 【V. Saica (槐) (ex-Reeper) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. Hiroya? (尋弥) / B. Nagi (凪) (REGALIA (レガリア)) / D. ARU (アル) (ex-Vior gloire)
  • ABSOLUTE TERA.F (アブソリュートテラ.F) (ex-SUZAKU Kizuna prototype band) 【V. Syuuya (秋夜) (ex-scarlet) / G. ciel (空-ciel) (ex-Metztli) / G. Yuho? (優歩) (ex-EINSEELE sp.) / B. Kizuna (絆) (ex-SUZAKU) / D. Karen (火燐) (ex-SUZAKU)
  • DECIDE (produced by ex-NEGA Ray) / [Chou]RaRa. ([螺]RaRa.) / Gekisou! Sakamoto Kinpachi 24 Ji (激走!坂本金八24時) / SAMUKURO (サムクロ)
Megaromania birthday event additions
More lineup details have been announced regarding the birthday events of ex-Megaromania members 美沙麗-Misery- and 邑詩-Yushi-:

Misery BIRTHDAY EVENT424CARATS 2014-04-24 at Ikebukuro (池袋) RUIDO K3
    【V. Z (Art Cube) / G. Misery (ex-Megaromania) / G. Otake (おたけ) (ex-CindyKate) / B. Jin (迅) (ex-chariots sp.) / D. Yushi (ex-Megaromania)】
  • -GUESTS- Art Cube / Synk;yet / Re-lay / FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) (added 2/21) / Crimson Shiva (added 2/21) / (TBA)

Yushi BIRTHDAY EVENTIdentity Crisis 2014-05-25 at Ikebukuro (池袋) RUIDO K3
  • -MAIN ACT- Yushi BIRTHDAY SESSION BAND (邑詩BIRTHDAYセッションバンド) (main act)
    【V. 翠-Sui- (ex-Megaromania) / G. Takeru (猛) (SAVAGE) / G. KAZ (ex-chariots sp.) / B. YUKI (CELL) / D. Yushi (ex-Megaromania)】
  • -GUESTS- SAVAGE / Synk;yet / VAMPIRE ROSE / VABeL (added 2/21) / REDRUM (added 2/21) / (secret band TBA 4/21) / (encore large session)
THE BLACK SWAN additional session appearance
THE BLACK SWAN additional session appearance

THE BLACK SWAN has added another performance as SESSION BAND TBS (セッションバンドTBS) on 2014-04-14. So far, 【V. JIN (儿) / G. Itsuki (樹) / B. RENA】 are confirmed to be in the lineup this time.

NAINE PresentsNEW ANSWER IS NEW ETHIC 2014-04-14 at Shibuya (渋谷) REX
SESSION BAND TBS / NAINE / LOUD GRAPE / SUPER BOYS / Revolv (レボルブ) / Ecthelion

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.
RIKU live and revival?
ex-LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) vocalist RIKU will perform with chariots-requiem on 2014-04-15 at SHIBUYA REX. He hasn't given us further details yet―is this a full chariots revival? one-time session?―but let's hope for the best.

2014-04-15 at SHIBUYA REX chariots-requiem / CELL / RUVISH / mikey / SAVAGE / GLEIVE / Fixer / ONE night JOKER 【V. (TBA) / G. Tsukasa (つかさ) (★no HOUSE (★noハウス)) / G. Shuutarou (崇太郎) (ex-GAKIDO) / B. YUHSUKE (RUVISH) / D. Taiga (大河) (ex-ZUCK)】

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)
Session updates 1/31
Latest session updates, featuring ex- NEGA, Vior gloire, and SIVA:

  • Further members of ex-NEGA SAN session band Jikkentai NEMESIS (実験体NEMESIS) appearance on 2014-03-08 have been announced: 【V. Saica (槐) (ex-Reeper) / G. SAN / D. ARU (アル) (ex-Vior gloire) / (others TBA)】

  • ex-SIVA vocalist KAIRI (カイリ) will hold his session at PLACEBO (プラセボ) (band produced by ex-NEGA Ray) sponsored event.
    Musoukai (無双会) Presents PLACEBO sponsored eventRe:birth「P」 2014-03-08 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE
    PLACEBO (プラセボ) / FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) / Bakeneko (化け猫) 【V. KAIRI / (others TBA)】 / Neverland / VABEL / sForzato / Arizaka Mii? (有坂未唯)

By the way, I wonder if Musoukai (無双会) might be a label owned by Ray, considering that it produced Raychel BAND and PLACEBO lives.
Kizuna's new band
ex-SUZAKU (朱) bassist Kizuna (絆) has announced that his session band ABSOLUTE TERROR.F (アブソリュートテラ.F) will change to a new formal band, ISORA (イソラ) on 2014-03-08. The band will have 4 members and already has 2 original songs.
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.
Sui event setlists and small announcement
ex-vocalist of Megaromania 翠-Sui- has completed his two birthday events, and I have lineups, goods lists, and partial setlists from them. I also have a small bit of good news: it seems that Sui mentioned that he is working toward a new band, to be revealed later in 2014!

● 2013-01-22 Beautiful Elements
【V. Sui / G. Misery (ex-Megaromania) / G. Kyohei (ex-zechs) / B. Jin (ex-chariots support) / D. Mikage (ex-chariots support)】
  1. Uso (嘘) (kein cover)
  2. Hanamadoi (花惑) (D cover)
  3. Virgin Mary (Schwardix Marvally cover)
  4. HEAVEN'S TERRITORY (Schwardix Marvally cover)
  5. Sabbath (Megaromania cover)

● 2013-01-23 Unlimited Voice
【V. Sui / G. Chikage (ex-Megaromania) / G. Rukia (ex-Metis Gretel) / B. Setsuna (ex-Metis Gretel) / D. Yushi (ex-Megaromania)】
  1. Crimson (Megaromania cover)
  2. ...last scene, continued... (Metis Gretel cover)
  3. Maiden (Metis Gretel cover)
  4. [SE] Genwaku no Shinwa (幻惑の神話) (Metis Gretel cover)
  5. Crystal float (Metis Gretel cover)
  6. Naraku no Soko (奈落の底) (Laputa cover)
  7. Furan YUE NI... (腐乱ユエニ...) (La:Sadie's cover)
  8. [EN feat. Misery (ex-Megaromania)] MASK (Metis Gretel cover)

● 2013-01-23 Unlimited Voice
【V. Sui / G. Misery (ex-Megaromania) / G. KAZ (ex-chariots support) / B. Jin (ex-chariots support) / D. Majyu (摩珠) (ex-E'm ~grief~)】
  1. Distinctive Territory (Megaromania cover)
  2. Cynthia (Megaromania cover)
  3. Wail of crested (Megaromania cover)
  4. Niji (虹) (L'Arc~en~Ciel cover)
  5. Hanasaku Inochi Aru Kagiri (花咲く命ある限り) (Raphael cover)
  6. Sabbath (Megaromania cover)

【2013-01-22 goods】
● gorgeous special cheki (500 yen / limited 20 / 1 type of 4 possible randomly given)
 ◆ type A (limited 10): includes photography session
 ◆ type B (limited 2): signed
 ◆ type C (limited 5): choice of personalized voicemail recording or personal belonging
 ◆ type D (limited 3): cheki of chosen member
● polaroid (1500 yen / limited)

【2013-01-23 goods】
● Sui solo photoset (1500 yen / limited / 10 unpublished photos of Sui from previous bands / signed and with event logo)
● special cheki (500 yen / limited 20 / 1 random type of 2 possible)
 ◆ type A (limited 10): signed / B (limited 10): chosen member
● polaroid set (3000 yen / limited / includes 2 polaroids)
● day-limited Sui-related sales (previous bands' releases, etc.)
● unreleased BOOTLEG LIVE DVD (one type w/ purchase of 4000 yen of cheki / both w/ 8000 yen purchase / shipped later in January)
 ◆ type A: footage from ~2008 / type B: footage from ~2014
Session updates 1/27
Here are the latest session band updates, this time featuring SUZAKU (朱), LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-), NEGA, and more:

Musoukai Presents Shinsaibashi Bakuon Matsuri ~Naniwa Hatsujouriku~ (心斎橋爆音祭り~なにわ初上陸~)
2014-03-08 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) soma
  • Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) 【V. 樹-Itsuki- (ex-SUZAKU) / G. TBA / G. TBA / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. REIYA (ex-LIN)
  • Jikkentai NEMESIS (実験体NEMESIS) 【G. SAN / others TBA】
  • MonoLogSupport D. 火憐-Karen- (ex-SUZAKU) / etc.】
  • DECIDE (produced by ex-NEGA Ray) / [Chou]RaRa. ([蝶]RaRa.) / SAMUKURO (サムクロ) / others TBA

rivabook presents Neo STARGATE
2014-04-07 at Osaka RUIDO
  • Shungokusatsu (瞬獄殺) 【V. Itsuki (ex-SUZAKU) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / others TBA】
  • landz. / ELM (エルム) / Xenon / WeZ / SIBILE BASHIR (シビレバシル) / Dangan NO LIMIT (弾丸 NO LIMIT)

Megaromania members unite for birthday events
Megaromania members unite for birthday events

Two more ex-members of Megaromania have announced birthday events! Guitarist 美沙麗-Misery- and drummer 邑詩-Yushi- will hold their special lives in April and May, respectively, at which special session bands will appear (vocalist 翠-Sui- holds his event later this month).

ex-Megaromania birthday events 424Carats -Misery BIRTHDAY EVENT-
2014-04-24 at Ikebukuro (池袋) RUIDO K3
  • Misery BIRTHDAY SESSION BAND (美沙麗BIRTHDAYセッションバンド) (main act) 【V. Z (Art Cube) / G. Misery (ex-Megaromania) / G. Otake (おたけ) (ex-CindyKate) / B. Jin (迅) (ex-chariots support ~ etc.) / D. Yushi (ex-Megaromania)
  • Art Cube (guest) / Synk;yet (guest) / Re-lay (guest)
  • (large session during encore)
  • (additional band TBA)

Identity Crisis -Yushi BIRTHDAY EVENT-
2014-05-25 at Ikebukuro (池袋) RUIDO K3
  • Yushi BIRTHDAY SESSION BAND (邑詩BIRTHDAYセッションバンド) (main act) 【V. Sui (ex-Megaromania) / G. Takeru (猛) (SAVAGE) / G. KAZ (ex-chariots support ~ etc.) / B. YUKI (CELL) / D. Yushi (ex-Megaromania)
  • SAVAGE (guest) / Synk;yet (guest) / VAMPIRE ROSE (guest)
  • (large session during encore)
  • (additional band TBA on 2014-04-21)

Raychel BAND 2/6 appearance update
Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) has announced the second guitarist for their 2014-02-06 appearance: 【V. Itsuki (いつき) (ex-SUZAKU) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. ARU (アル) (ex-Vior gloire) / G. Ao (碧) (ex-paradeis)】.
yuuri's 1/12 live appearance
ex-Cu[be] bassist 憂里-yuuri- played support for DearRain at their 2014-01-12 live.
Karen's 1/11 appearance
SUZAKU (朱) drummer Karen (火憐) appeared at session copy band event Shinshun!! Otoshidama COPY Kikaku!! ~Konnen mo Douzo YOROSHIKU Onegaiitashimasu!~ (新春!!お年玉コピー企画!! ~今年もどうぞヨロシクお願い致します!~) with unit SHANAKUENPI Munekun (シャナクエンピむねくん).
Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji live and release
Continual session band Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji (財団法人黒十字) will perform today in a RIKU-less version called Zaidan Hitori Kurojuuji (罪団一人黒十字). At the live, Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji (the normal version of the session) will release a demo CD-R containing a new song.

Planet CHILD Music 7th AnniversarySousei Ryouran -SESSIONhen- (創世繚乱-セッション編-) 2014-01-08 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) soma
Zaidan Hitori Kurojuuji (罪団一人黒十字) 【V. Ren (Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji ~ etc.) / G. Kousuke (2 Gatsu 22 Nichi ~ etc.) / G. Yuu (2nd Dyz) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / D. Kaede (2nd Dyz)】 / (full lineup)

Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji
2014-01-08 1,000 yen single CD-R

  1. オーバードーズ OVERDOSE

Lara's February session
ex-Cu[be] vocalist Lara (螺々) will participate in a session band on 2014-02-13:

Chitsugi Genkai (血継限界) 2014-02-13
Tonikaku (兎に角) 【V. Lara (ex-Cu[be]) / G. Ayato (絢都) / G. Mayu (繭) (ex-ArcGarden) / B. KAIRI (カイリ) (ex-Avidit.) / D. Rin (鈴) (Kronos Cat)】 / (full lineup)

GOEMON RECORDS special items
At the label's 2014-01-06 live, GOEMON RECORDS will special badges (500 yen each / randomly picked) featuring animated versions of ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) and REALies members (pictures here). At that live, the label will also release a special lucky bag (5,000 yen / limited quantities) containing:
  • ARLEQUIN or REALies member's belonging (random)
  • REALies LiNE PV & Irohauta (彩花唄) making of DVD
  • ARLEQUIN Eclipse PV making of DVD
  • REALies & ARLEQUIN signed New Year board
  • REALies New Year postcard
  • ARLEQUIN New Year unpublished photo

Finally, it seems that REALies Ritsu and ARLEQUIN Nao will face off and sing at the same event:

RIKU, Sui, ARU sessions
ex-LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) vocalist RIKU and ex-Megaromania vocalist Megaromania will participate in VELBET (ベルベット) session live BLOODY【Y】BIRTHDAY on 2014-02-06.

  • ASSAULT (Kaie session) 【V. RIKU (ex-LIN) / G. Kaie (VELBET) / G. shinno (NoGoD) / B. akiya (AUBE) / D. Shuu (しゅう) (AUBE)】
  • F4 -the Final- (NATSUKA (ナツカ) session) 【Sui (翠) (ex-Megaromania) -as- Doumyouji Tsukasa (道明寺 司) / KEITA (ケイタ) (MoNoLith) -as- I Jeha (織部順平) / Yumeji (夢時) (HOLLOWGRAM) -as- Yun Jifu (花沢類) / Sho (翔) (D.I.D.) -as- Doumyouji Tsukasa (西門総二郎) / NATSUKA (ナツカ) (VELBET) -as- Mimasaka Akira (美作あきら)】

ex-Vior gloire drummer ARU (アル) will participate in ZIN (ジン) session event Shinshun SESSION Matsuri (新春セッション祭り) on 2014-01-06.

ZIN sponsored eventShinshun SESSION Matsuri (新春セッション祭り) 2014-01-06 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) soma
  • Orochi SESSION (大蛇セッション) 【V. MASASHI (FoLLoW) / G. GAK (Purple Stone) / G. (TBA) / B. Orochi (ZIN) / D. ARU (ex-Vior gloire)

Posts from 2013

SUZAKU and Shungokusatsu session updates
Some updates on session bands featuring ex-SUZAKU (朱) members:
  • As previously announced, Shungokusatsu (瞬獄殺) will perform on 2013-12-24 at Shibuya (渋谷) Rex. The guitarist has been announced: Aki, who also appeared in session bands by ex-SUZAKU bassist Kizuna (絆). 【V. Itsuki (樹) (SUZAKU) / B. RENA (Vior gloire) / G. Aki / (others TBA)】
  • On 2013-12-06 at LIV'ERT sponsored event, the session band of ex-bassist Kizuna (絆) performed, featuring ex-drummer Karen (火憐): 【V. Syuuya (秋夜) (ex-scarlet) / G. aki / G. Yuuho? (優歩) / B. Kizuna (ex-SUZAKU) / Support D. Karen (ex-SUZAKU)
  • Drummer Karen acted as support drummer for MonoLog (new band of ex-Synside guitarist kikyo) at their 2013-12-08 live.
  • Drummer Karen will perform with MonoLog bassist Misamisa (みさみさ) in a copy band on 2014-01-11 at Minamihorie (南堀江) ZERO, further details TBA.
Masami (Sami) updates
Here are a few updates on the solo activities of Masami (雅美), ex-drummer of CindyKate (シンディケイト) and current vocalist of FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール):
  • He will perform in an unnamed session on 2014-01-07 at Shibuya (渋谷) Rex 【V. RayJi (ViV) / G. Kaname (要) (ALIVE) / B. Rulu (るゝ) (ALIVE) / D. Masami (ex-CindyKate ~ FOODED SEAL)
  • He will perform on 2014-02-20 in an opening act session 【V. Vuit (Ray℃) / G. haru / G. Masami (ex-CindyKate ~ FOODED SEAL) / B. Selena (SPELL BOX) / D. Verry (ViV)】
  • If you remember, back when he was known as Sami (沙美), he planned a 4-month weekly release campaign over which he would release 17 songs via YouTube. In a [not at all] shocking turn of events, the campaign fizzled out after only 8 songs, and they have all since been deleted.
    To further thicken the plot, Sami announced that he would release a CD-R collecting all of the songs at his live on 2013-09-02 (freely distributed to those who attended any of his lives in the previous month). However, given that the YouTube releases were cancelled, I'm assuming that the CD-R collecting them was also cancelled―but I can't find any confirmation either way.

    Sami solo discography
hina × Vasalla session next month
ex-hurts (and ex- AZALEA, CHELSEA, SCHELLEN, Schwein, etc.) vocalist HINA (ヒナ) will participate in a session band on January 25 with ex-Vasalla members!

2014-01-25 at Birth Shinjuku
Watariroukagu Rentai (渡り廊下愚連隊)
V. HINA (ヒナ) (ex-hurts etc.) / G. Takayuki (隆之) (THE PIASS) / G. Kaine (戒音) (GIGA FREAKS) / B. LEAYA (ex-Vasalla) / D. Ksuke (K助) (ex-Vasalla)】
Raychel BAND appearance
Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド), the ongoing session band of ex-NEGA Ray, has announced a February performance. This time the lineup features ex-NEGA, SUZAKU (朱), and Vior gloire members, with an additional member TBA. Personally, it's a lineup that I would love to see as a real band!!

By the way, the event is sponsored by ELE-MUSIC, which is the label of ex-DAS:VASSER bassist Hideaki (秀暁). And the event features Pink-Tribal (ex-Aliene Ma'riage~DAS:VASSER~La'Mule members), DECIDE (produced by Ray), and Paranoid≠circuS (ex-SUZAKU roadie band). So it seems like a pretty cool event all around :)

ELE-MUSIC PRESENTSTensei-2014-Fuyu (転生-2014-冬) 2014-02-06 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) BIG CAT
  • Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) 【V. Itsuki (いつき) (ex-SUZAKU) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. ARU (アル) (ex-Vior gloire) / G. TBA】
  • Pink-Tribal / DECIDE / umbrella / LOCUS / Benizemi (紅蝉) / SoniqRush. / UNDER FALL JUSTICE / Paranoid≠circuS
ex-SIVA and Madeth gray'll members sessions
A couple of cool sessions will appear at K4『R』 sponsored event Crazy Booorn!! Shinshunbangaihen (Crazy Booorn!! 新春番外編) on 2014-01-13 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4:

K4『R』 presentsCrazy Booorn!! Shinshunbangaihen (Crazy Booorn!! 新春番外編) 2014-01-13 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4
  • Ukyou SESSION (右狂セッション) 【V. 智尋-Chihiro- (lix) / G. Ukyou (右狂) (ex-Madeth gray'll) / G. YUANA (ユアナ) (STEREO.C.K) / B. Hiko (SPEED-iD) / D. DEATH-O】

  • Ura DORADO (裏ドラード) 【V. Yuuki (結城) (ex-EllDorado) / G. Youichi (雄一) (ex-EllDorado~SIVA ~ gaNesha) / B. Ryousuke (涼介) (ex-Death★Rabbits) / D. Marumon (まるもん) (ex-Delta Ark)】

  • KAGUYA SESSION (KAGUYAセッション) / hiLo SESSION (hiLoセッション) / tomo SESSION (tomoセッション) / AUBE / ※ full session lineups here
Otake in A to Z session
ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) guitarist Otake (おたけ) will appear in a session band called Jin no Settai BAND (仁の接待バンド) 【V. TAKASHI (A→Z.) / G. Otake (ex-CindyKate) / D. Jin (A→Z.) / G.&B. TBA】 on 2014-02-19 at A→Z.'s sponsored event.

By the way, Otake, TAKASHI, and Jin will perform together two other times:
  • 2013-12-20 ● JACK・THE・RIPPER (ジャック・ザ・リッパー) 【V. TAKASHI (A→Z.) / G. YOSHITO (ヨシト) (ex-SAINTIA (セインティア)) / G. Otake (ex-CindyKate) / B. Masumi (真純) (ex-POPCORE) / D. Jin (A→Z.)】
  • 2013-12-09 ● Otake SAN BAND (おたけSANバンド) 【V. TAKASHI (A→Z.) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. Otake (ex-CindyKate) / B. Yuuki (RESULT) / D. Jin (A→Z.)】
SUZAKU members at countdown live
ex-SUZAKU (朱) members will perform at 2013-12-31 New Year countdown event, ALL NIGHT Jikkouiinkai Shusai ~2014 Nenhe no Kiseki to Kiseki~ (オールナイト実行委員会主催 ~2014年への軌跡と奇跡~) at Osaka BRAND NEW. They will perform with Buchiagezu (ぶちあげず) 【V. 樹-Itsuki- (ex-SUZAKU) / G. 琢弥 (Takuya) (HOLYCLOCK) / G. Kaoru (薫) (HOLYCLOCK) / B. 紅羽-kureha- (ex-Paranoid≠circuS) / D. 火憐-Karen- (ex-SUZAKU)】.
king zeebra announces 2nd event
king zeebra, the new label by ex-SUZAKU (朱) vocalist Itsuki (樹)―I think―has announced its second sponsored event. As before, the event will feature ex-SUZAKU, Vior gloire, and NEGA members, including the Shugokusatsu (瞬獄殺) session; so check it out!

king zeebra 2nd sponsored eventking zeebra Shinshun【zome】 Matsuri 2014 (king zeebra新春【初】祭 2014) 2014-01-31 at Ash OSAKA
  • Shugokusatsu (瞬獄殺) 【V. 樹-Itsuki- (ex-SUZAKU) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / D. 火憐-Karen- (ex-SUZAKU)
  • ABSOLUTE TERA.F (アブソリュートテラ.F) 【V. Syuuya (秋夜) (ex-scarlet) / G. Aki (ex-Metztli) / B. 絆-Kizuna- (ex-SUZAKU) / G.&D. undecided】
  • Carrot Vacation Club / AIM / HAYRAL / Daisuke SESSION (大介セッション) / others TBA
SAN and ARU in session
ex-NEGA guitarist SAN and ex-Vior gloire drummer ARU (アル) will perform in a session band called Jikkentai NEMESIS (実験体NEMESIS) 【V. Saica (ex-Reeper) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. Ao (ex-paradeis) / B. (undecided) / D. ARU (ex-Vior gloire)】 on 2013-12-31 at Ash OSAKA. By the way, ex-Dali~LOTMAN new band 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) will also perform at that event.
Sui live updates and Chikage on Twitter
Some ex-Megaromania member updates:
  • ex-Ⅶ-Sense guitarist KAZ will perform with ex-Megaromania vocalist 翠-Sui-'s birthday fan meeting on 2014-01-24, in a special acoustic collaboration unit.
  • KAZ has also been added (as a special appearance) to the lineup of musicians that will participate in Sui's birthday premium live on 2014-01-23.
  • ex-Megaromania guitarist 蜘影-Chikage- has opened his official Twitter account: @chikage_japan
Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji will perform
Long-running session UNDER CODE PRODUCTION session band Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji (罪団法人黒十字) will perform in 2014―sort of. The session classically features dual vocalists Ren (ex-Dali) and RIKU (ex-LIN), but RIKU will not appear this time; the session has therefore been renamed to Zaidan Hitori Kurojuuji (罪団1人黒十字). Besides Ren, the session will also feature LOTMAN guitarist SORA and ex-Vior gloire bassist RENA.

Planet CHILD Music 7th anniversarySousei Ryouran -SESSIONhen- (創世繚乱-セッション編-) 2014-01-08 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) soma
Zaidan Hitori Kurojuuji 罪団1人黒十字 【V. Ren (れん) (ex-Dali ~ LOTMAN) / G. SORA (ソラ) (LOTMAN) / G. Yuu (柚) (2nd Dyz) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / D. Kaede (楓) (2nd Dyz)】
full session lineup here

ex-KALEN session
ex-KALEN (カレン) bassist (and president of label Livqueur Records) Takaya will participate in a session band on 2014-01-05 at OSAKA MUSE. DECIDE, the band produced by ex-NEGA bassist and leader Ray, will also perform in a session at the same event.

New Year session festivalPHALAENOPSIS no Uta vol.4 (ファレノプシスの唄 vol.4) 2014-01-05 at OSAKA MUSE
● Meruppoid (めるっぽいど) 【V. Meru (める) [(c・A・t)● Oo↑shii↓ (おー↑しー↓) (DECIDE)
● (full session lineup here)

Misery, RAME, and RAI in session
ex-UCP alumni 美沙麗-Misery- (ex-Megaromania), Rame (ex-VIDOLL), and RAI (ライ) (ex-HEISEI ISHIN) will perform in a session together later this month!

Kayuu (ν) birthday event “KIRARINPA Seitansai 2013”-omotenashi- (“キラリンパ聖誕祭2013”-omotenashi-)
2013-11-26 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA
Gekioko ONE NIGHT SESSION ALL STAR!! (激おこワンナイトセッションオールスター!!) 【Kayuu (ν) / Rame (Black Gene For the Next Scene ~ ex-VIDOLL) / MINEMURA (Hanashounen BADDIES) / Misery (ex-Megaromania) / seek (Mix Speaker's,Inc.) / RAI (GIGAMOUS ~ ex-HEISEI ISHIN)】
ν / Black Gene For the Next Scene / Hanashounen BADDIES / RUVISH / Blitz / Glam Grammar / SOUIUMONO

Full details of KISAKI and Sui in Taipei
Full details of KISAKI and Sui in Taipei

As I revealed in October, KISAKI will be returning to Taipai with special guest Sui (ex-Megaromania) next year! Complete details (mostly) of the event have been released:

KISAKI will return to Taipei on 2014-01-11 for a special additional performance of his 20th anniversary celebration event series. C'est la vie ~REMAIN OF THE 20TH YEARS HISTORY~ Taiwanhen (台湾編) will be held at PIPE Live Music, and will feature KISAKI in a special band with ex-Megaromania vocalist Sui. (The full lineup of the special band is TBA, but my guess is that it's similar to SchwarzVrain!)

Several Taiwanese visual bands will appear at the event, as will ex-VAGERKE leader's new band GLARD. A special tour package for Japanese fans, which includes exclusive events and an exclusive novelty present, has been prepared. Furthermore, special presents will be distributed to attendees on the day of the event.

KISAKI Returns to Taipei Zenyasai Yamucha PARTY (前夜祭飲茶パーティー)
2014-01-10 at undisclosed location (details TBA via email)

※ signing, handshake, and tea/snack party
※ admission limited to participants of tour package


C'est la vie ~REMAIN OF THE 20TH YEARS HISTORY~ Taiwanhen (台湾編)
2014-01-11 at Taipei (台北) PIPE Live Music
KISAKI SPECIAL BAND 【V. Sui (ex-Megaromania) / B. KISAKI / (others TBA)】
GLARD (opening act) / Ultra-Violet (紫外線樂團) / Lycoris (蕊) / Spade 14

※ first 30 ticket purchasers will freely receive the 2nd press Phantasmagoria pamphlet and Phantasmagoria × SHOXX two-piece backstage photoset (originally the privilege for the 1st press of the pamphlet)
※ all ticket purchasers will further freely receive an additional photograph (quantities limited)


AFTERPARTY (アフターパーティー)
(participants and details TBA)

※ admission limited to participants of tour package

tour package information※ tour package for Japanese fans handled by TABX ※ cost is 68,000 yen for 3 days & 2 nights round trip
※ trip is entirely led by guides (ex. on sightseeing, to and from live house, etc.)
※ an unspecified novelty present will be distributed to participants
  • 【2014-01-10】 meeting ~ departure from Osaka or Narita ~ arrival ~ free time (Narita package only) ~ Eve party
  • 【2014-01-11】 hotel meeting ~ guided sightseeing ~ live ~ afterparty
  • 【2014-01-12】 departure ~ arrival in Japan ~ dispersal

Official event website
Shugokusatsu (and related) recent activity
Couple of bits of info about Shugokusatsu (瞬獄殺), the continuous session band of ex-SUZAKU (朱) vocalist Itsuki (樹) and ex-Vior gloire bassist RENA:

  • Shugokusatsu will perform on 2013-12-24 at SHIBUYA-REX (guitarist and drummer TBA). ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) band FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) will also play at that event.
  • Before that, Shugokusatsu will also perform on 2013-12-12 at Osaka (大阪) RUIDO, with ex-NEGA guitarist SAN and ex-Vior gloire drummer ARU (アル).
  • On 2013-10-24, Shugokusatsu performed with ex-NEGA guitarist SAN and ex-SUZAKU drummer Karen (火憐). They played MaGARU by SUZAKU, Niji by L'Arc~en~Ciel, AGITATOR by Vior gloire, and Kusarekoi by SUZAKU.
  • ex-SUZAKU band Envus will hold a one day revival on 2014-01-11 (further details TBA). 【V. HIDEKI (ex-SUZAKU Itsuki) / G. Haruka (MonoLog) / G. Kaoru (holyclock) / B. Kagari (ex-SUZAKU Kizuna)】
  • New Kansai-area indie label king zeebra seems to be owned by Itsuki.
ex-NEGA SAN session
ex-NEGA guitarist SAN will appear in a session on 2013-11-21 at Osaka RUIDO. The session is called Kuroguro Uuloncha (黒々烏龍茶) 【V. Shion (MILKY EMILY) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. Ao (ex-paradeis) / B. Nagi (Re:act) / D. minoru (QuaLiA)】.
Sui birthday event updates
ex-Megaromania vocalist 翠-Sui- revealed more details about his upcoming 2-day birthday live events. He's given more information about the lineups for both days (although complete information is still TBA), has revealed that he will make an important announcement on the second day, and has unveiled his first fan meeting event.

Sui BIRTHDAY 2DAYS LIVE Beautiful Elements
2014-01-22 at Shibuya REX
  • Sui SESSION (翠セッション) (guest) 【V. Sui (ex-Megaromania) / G. Misery (ex-Megaromania) / G. Kyohei (ex-zechs) / B. Jin (ex-UnsraW~chariots) / D. Mikage (ex-Ⅶ-Sense~chariots)
  • ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) (guest) / Art Cube / Crimson Shiva / Synk;yet / LucaRia / SAVAGE
  • (others TBA)

Unlimited Voice
2014-01-23 at Ikebukuro RUIDO K3
day-limited sessions (TBA) featuring:
Sui (ex-Metis Gretel~Megaromania) / 美沙麗-Misery- (ex-Metis Gretel~Megaromania) / 蜘影-Chikage- (ex-Megaromania) / 邑詩-Yushi- (ex-Megaromanai) / Rukia (ex-Metis Gretel) / Setsuna (刹那) (ex-Metis Gretel) / 迅 (Jin) (ex-UnsraW) (friendship appearance) / (others TBA)

※ important announcement will be made on 2014-01-23

Sui's “first birthday secret fan meeting” the day after his birthday lives end. Admission to the event is 10,000 yen and must be applied for via email between 2013-11-01 and 2013-12-01, but the hassles brings a nice dinner and drinks, talks with musicians, photography sessions, and more. Furthermore, those who bring their ticket stubs from the previous days' live events will receive a secret present!

Sui first BIRTHDAY SECRET FAN MEETING 2014-01-24 at (somewhere in Shibuya TBA)
  • course meal + drinks (about 120 minute dinner)
  • guest speakers and musician talks + more
  • rare video footage shown
  • 2-shot cheki with guest and musician
  • and more, TBA

※ secret present freely distributed to those who bring ticket stubs from 2014-01-22&23 events

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

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

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

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

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

Sui birthday live
ex-Megaromania vocalist 翠-Sui- has announced his birthday session and birthday sponsored event, to be held in January. Full details will be announced at a later date.

Sui BIRTHDAY 2DAYS LIVE 2014-01-22 at Shibuya (渋谷) REX
(Sui session)
※ details of live and session lineup TBA

2014-01-23 at Ikebukuro (池袋) RUIDO-K3
Unlimited Voice
Sui / (unspecified members of his bands, including Metis Gretel~Megaromania)
※ details of live and lineups TBA on 2013-11-11

Cu[be] vocalist session
ex-Cu[be] vocalist Lara (螺々) will participate in a session band in November.

Double River Record presents Inga no Kusari (因果の鎖)
Ashu (亜種) 【V. Lara (ex-Cu[be]) / G. Mayu (ex-ArcGarden) / G. Tohya (Lost Valentine) (added 2013-10-04) / B. KAIRI (ex-Avidit.) / D. Rio】 / Lil.y / UNDER FALL JUSTICE / Kronos Cat / Toaru Shion no Tanjoubi (とある詩音の誕生日) / Noise / (secret band)

FUTURISM・BOYZ' UNDER CODE family session event
FUTURISM・BOYZ vocalist CO- is sponsoring a session event comprised almost entirely of ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION band members! Check out the awesome lineup below:

FUTURISM・BOYZ vocalist CO- sponsored event Yamaguchi FESTIVAL!! (山口フェスティバル!!)
2013-10-06 at Ash Osaka

  • Yatter Man 【V. CO- (F・B) / G. KANATA (ex-LIN) / B. Karasu (ex-SUZAKU) / D. REIYA (ex-LIN)】
  • SAN BAND 【V. YU-I (ex-CindyKate) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. YUKIHIRO (F・B) / B. Yu (ex-NEGA(?)) / D. ARU (ex-Vior gloire)】
  • Zutsuu (頭痛) 【V. Ren (ex-Dali) / G & B & D. (undecided)】
  • RENA with “CrazySound” Makers 【V. Ryu (holyclock) / G. Takuya (holyclock) / G. Go (HYRAL) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / D. Kyong Kyong】
  • Mon☆ster (もん☆すたぁ) 【V. garu (Paranoid≠circuS) / G. zyaki (Paranoid≠circuS) / B. SHUU / D. PIICHI】

By the way, I wonder if Zutsuu will be a “prototype” for a band which Ren has mentioned thinking about.
ex-UCP sessions update 2013-09-22
Here are some recent and upcoming sessions featuring ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION band members. Know something I missed? Share it in the comments!

● 2013-08-26 at Ash OSAKA
黒烏龍茶 【B. Karasu (ex-SUZAKU) / V. Syuuya (ex-scarlet) / G. Ao (ex-paradeis) / D. minoru (ex-Called≠Plan)】

● 2013-09-01 at Shinsaibashi club ALIVE
GRiST 【V. shall (ex-Vior gloire) / etc.】
※ live-limited live DVD sold

● 2013-09-08 at Pillar Cafe
Otake (ex-CindyKate)

● 2013-09-15 at Birth Shinjuku
BIRTHDAY SPECIAL SESSION BAND (バースデースペシャルセッションバンド) 【G. Otake (ex-CindyKate) / V. Tsubaki (ViolenSus Luxion) / G. Maki (Diana) / B. Tama (GOKIBURI) / D. Soara (Diana)】

● 2013-09-16 at Ash OSAKA
Shugokusatsu (瞬獄殺) 【V. Ituki (ex-SUZAKU) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / etc.】

● 2013-09-17
Kizuna (絆) (ex-SUZAKU)

● 2013-09-18 at Ikebukuro CYBER
Otake (ex-CindyKate)

● 2013-09-21 at INAZUMA ROCK FES 2013
Purple Stone 【feat. Support D. ARU (ex-Vior gloire)

● 2013-09-27 at OSAKA RUIDO
Purple Stone 【feat Support D. ARU (ex-Vior gloire)

● 2013-10-02 at Ikebukuro RUIDO K3
Sui SESSION (翠セッション) 【V. Sui (ex-Megaromania) / G. Misery (ex-Megaromania) / B. Jin (ex-chariots) / D. Maju (ex-E'm ~grief~) / G. Kyohei (ex-zechs)】

● 2013-10-13 at Nagoya ell.SIZE
Tairou Shineitai (太郎親衛隊) 【V. Saki (ex-ClearVeil) / G. Nozomi (ex-ClearVeil) / B. Hisayoshi (ex-ClearVeil) / D. Yuize (ex-ClearVeil support) / G. Takaki (DEATHGAZE)】

● 2013-10-19 at Tokyo KINEMA Club
VAMPIRE ROSE 【D. Yushi (ex-Megaromania) / V. ROSE (VAMPIRE ROSE) / G. KAZ (ex-Ⅶ-Sense) / G. LUVIO (La'veil MizeriA) / B. Shiori (Synk;yet)】

● 2013-10-21 at Ikebukuro CYBER
Unchain Project-holy night- 【V. YU-I (ex-CindyKate) / G. Chikage (ex-Megaromania) / G. Otake (ex-CindyKate) / B. Hyoga (ex-Megaromania) / D. Yushi (ex-Megaromania)

● 2013-10-22 at Ikebukuro CYBER
Unchain Project-dark night- 【V. YU-I (ex-CindyKate) / G. Chikage (ex-Megaromania) / G. Otake (ex-CindyKate) / B. Hyoga (ex-Megaromania) / D. Yushi (ex-Megaromania)

● 2013-10-23 at Ikebukuro CYBER
MegaCin (メガシン) 【V. YU-I (ex-CindyKate) / G. Chikage (ex-Megaromania) / G. Otake (ex-CindyKate) / B. Hyoga (ex-Megaromania) / D. Yushi (ex-Megaromania)
※ Hyoga (ex-Megaromania) will hold a “talk show” press conference featuring moderator Otake (ex-CindyKate)
※ Hyoga (ex-Megaromania) will retire after this live

● 2013-10-24 at Shinsaibashi FANJ-twice
Shugokusatsu (瞬獄殺) 【V. Ituki (ex-SUZAKU) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / etc.】
Kizuna SESSION BAND (絆セッションバンド) 【G. SAN (ex-NEGA)

● 2013-11-01 at Ikebukuro RUDIO K3
Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) 【B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / etc.】
KISAKI live and special band announced!!
KISAKI live and special band announced!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So what do you think?! Personally, I'm super excited. I just wish we could see this event!! Let's pray for a live DVD... and that SchwarzVrain and Raychel BAND will become real bands!!
Session updates 2013-08-13
Here's an update of the sessions which various ex-UNDER CODE artists are performing with!

● VIRGIN HUNTER (ヴァージンハンター)
2013-07-15 at Birth Shinjuku
D. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / V. Takeru (DIANA) / G. Maki (DIANA) / G. Isami (DIANA) / B. Rei (ex-Hi:BRiD)

2013-07-27 at Meguro Rockmaykan
Support D. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / V. Hasumi Yuu (ex-Gokusai FILM) / G. KAIE (ex-NightingeiL) / Support G. Kikuchi Akito (ex-LIPHLICH) / Support B. LEAYA (ex-Vasalla)

● Vior glore SESSION (Vior gloire セッション)
2013-08-01 at Shinjuku RUIDO K4
V. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / G. Vuit (Ray℃) / D. Verry (ViV)

● BLUE MOMENTS (ブルーモーメンツ)
2013-08-07 at Ikebukuro RUIDO K3
B. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / V. You (LucaRia) / G. yukito (Resist) / G. Saya (SRASH NOTES GARDEN) / D. MIYA (LucaRia)

● SAMII TAAMAA (サミーターマー)
2013-08-19 at Birth Shinjuku
D. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / V. Gai (ex-FULL EFFECT) / G. Vuit (Ray℃) / G. Sou (POLTERGEIST) / B. Tama (GOKIBURI)

● Sami SESSION (沙美セッション)
2013-09-02 at Shinjuku RUIDO K4
V. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / G. Kaoru / B. NaNao / D. Sayuki

● F4 RETURNS (F4リターンズ)
2013-09-04 at Takadanobaba AREA
Doumyouji Tsukasa (道明寺司). Sui (翠) (ex-Megaromania) / Makino Tsukushi (牧野つくし). Rame (ex-VIDOLL) / Hanazawa Rui (花沢類). Yumeji (ex-Lc5) / Nishikado Soujirou (西門総二郎). Shou (D.I.D.) / Mimasaka Akira (美作あきら). NATSUKA (VELBET)

2013-09-14 at Ikebukuro EDGE
V. KAIRI (カイリ) (ex-SIVA) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. Aki (ex-E'm ~grief~) / G. Shintarou (Annie's Black) / G. Shidou (ex-NaiL)

● Youichi SESSION (雄一セッション)
2013-09-14 at Ikebukuro EDGE
G. Yu (憂) (ex-SIVA [as Youichi]) / V. Kyouka (ex-Aliene Ma'riage) / G. Ruli (ex-ElDorado) / B. ISUKE (ex-La'Mule) / D. YOU-YA (ex-La'Mule)
ex-NEGA Ray activity
ex-NEGA bassist and leader Ray has recently announced some new activity! First, he's taken on the role of producer for fledgling band DECIDE! Furthermore, he's announced the start of his session band, Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド), with ex-NEGA and ex-CindyKate members!!

Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド)
【V. YU-I (ユーイ, ex-CindyKate) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. Otake (おたけ, ex-CindyKate) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. Moyu (もゆ)】

Musoukei presents Shibuya Bakuon Matsuri ~Shoya~ (渋谷爆音祭り ~初夜~)
2013-09-28 at Shibuya Rex
Raychel BAND / REALies (friendship appearance) / Oneness / Awake / DECIDE / Ms.LIAR / VABeL / ViV

Shibuya Bakuon Matsuri ~Irimidare~ (渋谷爆音祭り ~入り乱れ~)
2013-09-29 at Shibuya Rex
Raychel BAND / DECIDE ~Ura ver.~ / PLACEBO / Diana / JILKA / GAGAGAGA / bud / (baphomet session)

One last thing: you can email Ray at
ex-Cu[be] Nao sessions
ex-Cu[be] guitarist Nao (なお) will be participating in a few sessions:

  • 2013-07-31 at Shibuya REX Shout at the xxx vol.2 w/ basquiat
  • 2013-08-12 at Shibuya REX Exalted recipe vol.30 w/ KardiA
  • 2013-08-15 at Shibuya REX Exalted recipe vol.31 w/ CROSSFADE (クロスフェイド)
Vior gloire shall session
ex-Vior gloire vocalist shall will perform with a session band on August 12th at Livqueur Records' sponsored event Soukyuu no PARABEZUMU (蒼穹のパラベズム).

After that, on September 1st, shall will appear with his previous band GRiST as a one-day revival (unfortunately, Vior gloire guitarist serra [guitarist of GRiST as Mitsuki] will not appear, as he will have retired at that point). The live will take place a Shinsaibashi club ALIVE as part of CROW MUSIC's 16th anniversary special live night, 「Shin×sai×bashi×Ki×shi×kyou×satsu」 Dear ALIVE Tokubetsu Kouen! (「心×斎×橋×騎×士×狂×殺」 Dear ALIVE特別公演!).

The GRiST one-day revival will probably be shall's last performance, as he has expressed disinterest in continuing musical activities :(
LIN × Megaromania session
It has been announced that special session band featuring LIN and Megaromania members, ATO HA SORA (アトハソラ), will appear as a special guest at Ash OSAKA's 2013-06-29 session event, MOVING TARGET. This is in addition to several session bands featuring members of FUTURISM・BOYZ, REALies, SUZAKU, and Vior gloire.

For the full lineup, and member information, see the original post about the event.
Treasure Book special event
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION “treasure book” ARCHIVES 2003~2013 is set to be released on June 20, and certain ex-members of the label have decided to hold a special event to celebrate it!

The special event will be held on June 29, 2013, at Shinsaibashi food & bar Beginning, and tickets will be included with purchases of the Treasure Book (otherwise, tickets can also be obtained by spending 3,000 yen on UCP goods from June 20 through June 29 at Amemura PureSound). The event will include special talks, quizzes and games with presents, and more. And best of all, certain members of LIN, Megaromania, NEGA, FUTURISM・BOYZ, and REALies will participate!

If you're in Japan and plan on attending, more information can be found here.
UCP members session event
Many members of UCP bands will be participating in Ash OSAKA's session event, MOVING TARGET, on June 29th. Some of the sessions sound quite cool; check out the full lineup below!


  • ATOHASORA (アトハソラ) (guest) (added 2013-06-06) V. RIKU (LIN) / V. Sui (Megaromania) / G. Misery (Megaromania) / G. KANATA (LIN) / B. Hyoga (Megaromania) / D. REIYA (LIN)

  • Against the pill V. Rayka (REALies) / G. Yuuki (RevleZ) / B. Haruka (ex-Diverse glare in Riot) / D. Kaya

  • MOLS→MOLS (MOLS→モルスァ) V. JUKI (Oneness) / G. Kayuki (2nd Dyz) / G. Tsukasa (ex-Lilt) / B. Misamisa (MonoLog) / D. Syuma (Oneness)

  • planetarium Z V. MAR (planetarium) / G. Rin (planetarium) / G. Tatsuro / B. Hisa (planetarium) / K. Yuno (planetarium) / D. MASA (ex-SEED)

  • Sabishi SOMETHING (寂死サムシング) V. Aki (ex-Diverse glare in Riot) / G. Ritsu (REALies) / G. Kayuki (2nd Dyz) / B. Orochi (ZIN) / D. Shun (FUTURISM・BOYZ)

  • Choushakaijinkyuu no Keionbu (超社会人級の軽音部) V. mizuki (Re:ACT) / G. TOSHI (DGR) / G. Jun (ex-DiaboluS) / B. Takaya (hannah) / D. zodd (DGR)

  • VIOR CRISHUNA (ビオルクリシュナ) V. shall (Vior gloire) / G. serra (Vior gloire) / G. Ahiro (CRISHUNA) / B. Kira (CRISHUNA) / D. RAJAS (CRISHUNA)

  • Shungokusatsu (瞬獄殺) V. Itsuki (SUZAKU) / G. sai (REVINE) / B. RENA (Vior gloire) / D. jun (REVINE)

  • Shuzaku (しゅざく) (Paranoid≠circuS)

  • Level 0 V. Reiya (MeLt) / G. Ao (ex-paradeis) / G. SORA (MeLt) / B. Rin (ex-ISK;M) / D. minoru (Called≠Plan)

  • TWILIGHT PRINCESS (トワイライトプリンス) V. Ryo (ex-KOKUYOKU) / G. Yua / G. Shin / B. Mira / D. Haneki


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

Posts from 2012

UNDER CODE last birthday event

At today's UNDER CODE PRODUCTION last New Year countdown event (which was SOLD OUT, by the way!), several of the label's last lives were announced. First up: the last UNDER CODE birthday event will celebrate the birthdays of LIN drummer REIYA and NEGA bassist Ray!

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION LAST BIRTHDAY EVENT Ray&REIYA dream double birthday event!! 桜舞い散る季節に俺たちは生まれた。 (Sakura Maichiru Kisetsu ni Oretachi ha Umareta。)
2013-04-20 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA

  • LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-)
  • NEGA
  • Megaromania
  • REALies
  • THE PIERO (ザ・ピエロ) [V. RIKU (LIN) / G. SAN (NEGA) / G. Otake (CindyKate) / B. Ray (NEGA) / D. REIYA (LIN)]
  • IDOL (アイドル) [V. JOSE KOJI (FUTURISM・BOYZ) & YUUI (CindyKate) / G. MIZUKI (LIN) / B. Ray (NEGA) / D. Yu (NEGA) & REIYA (LIN)]
  • BEACH BOYS (ビーチボーイズ) [V. Rayka (REALies) / G. KANATA (LIN) / G. Chikage (Megaromania) / B. Ray (NEGA) / D. REIYA (LIN)]
  • Kuroi Bara no xxx no Nanji ni xxxsareta xxxxa xxsa xxxma fexxfonba ni Gankyuu wo Sasagenasai・・・。 (黒い薔薇のxxxの汝にxxxされたxxxxあxxさxxxまふぇxxふぉんばに眼球を捧げなさい・・・。) [V. Sui (Megaromania) / G. Ritsu (REALies) / G. YUKIHIRO (FUTURISM・BOYZ) / B. Ray (NEGA) / D. REIYA (LIN)]
  • SHAPE UP BOYS (シェイプアップボーイズ) [V. TAKAFUMI (ex-Marvelous Maiden) / G. Misery (Megaromania) / G. KEETO (Dali) / B. Ray (NEGA) / D. REIYA (LIN)]

Pretty ambitious of the boys to play in every session band!! Sounds like an awesome event.
Arc one day revival information

Today, more information about Arc's one day revival has been released! It seems that PERESTROIKA will hold a one day revival at the event as well, and special session bands Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji (罪団法人黒十字) and 可菜水木 (Kanamizuki) will also appear.

Arc one day revival sponsored event Warugakitachi no Saturday Night Fever☆!! Fukattsu Tokubetsuhen!! (悪ガキ達のSaturday Night Fever☆!! 復活特別編!!)
2013-02-09 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) VARON

  • Arc (one day revival)
  • CindyKate (シンディケイト)
  • PERESTROIKA (one day revival)
  • Kanamizuki (可菜水木) [Vo.&Gu. KANATA & MIZUKI (LIN)]
  • Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji (罪団法人黒十字) [Vo. RIKU (LIN) & Ren (ex-Dali) / Gu. KEETO (ex-Dali) / Gu. Hazuki (SUZAKU) / Ba. RENA (Vior gloire) / Ds. Karen (SUZAKU)]
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!
LIN birthday events

凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) recently announced birthday events for vocalist RIKU and guitarist KANATA. Details below:

RIKU BIRTHDAY EVENT-sary-sary Anniversary 『℃』 2013-01-12 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO K4
  • 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN)
  • 『℃』 [V. RIKU (LIN) / G. おたけ (Otake) (CindyKate) / G. 蜘影-Chikage- (Megaromania) / B. まぁや (Maaya) (CindyKate) / D. 成华 (Naruka) (ex-ClearVeil, CARAT)]
  • Megaromania
  • 血と包带 (Chi to Houtai) (CELL)
  • シンディケイト (CindyKate)
  • Annie's Black
  • カラット (CARAT)
  • グリーヴァ (Grieva)

  • 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN)
  • YELLOW PROJECT 2013 [V. CO- (FUTURISM・BOYZ) / G. KANATA (LIN) / G. 美沙丽-Misery- (Megaromania) / B. 忧里 (Yuuri) (Cu[be]) / D. REIYA (LIN)]
  • Megaromania
  • REALies
  • Cu[be]
  • DecoLa Hopping
  • Lustknot.
  • hina solo project (ex-hurts)
FUTURISM・BOYZ first anniversary.

The band announced their first anniversary live! Check the details bellow!

FUTURISM・BOYZ evento de primer aniversario「Circle of people」
2012-11-03 at 心斎橋(Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
-CO-「ふたり(Futari)」Band(Vo:CO- Vo:苓(Ren)-Dali-)
-ユキヒロ(Yukihiro) Band「MAEDAエンタープライゼス(ENTERPRISES)」 (Vo:儿(Jin)-NEGA- G:ユキヒロ(Yukihiro) G:SAN-NEGA- B:Ray-NEGA- Ds:優(Yuu)-NEGA-)
-俊(Shun) Band「阪神高速守り隊5(Hanshin Kousoku Mamoritai 5)」(Vo:シャル(Shall)-Vior gloire- G:serra-Vior gloire- G:ケエト(Keito)-Dali- B:ラジャス(Rajas)-Crishuna- Ds:俊(Shun))
-Vior Gloire

UNDER CODE last remaining events for 2012. (UPDATED)

Even if the end is near, KISAKI has announced a bunch of cool event to close 2012 before starting the final phase of UNDER CODE.
So, bellow is a list of those events. (And sorry for the pic, I wasn't able to find something related to all the events so.)

2012-10-28 at ESAKA MUSE
2012-10-31 at 新宿(Shinjuku)RUIDO-K4
※Line up for the two events:
凛(LIN)→Kuroshouzoku & KANATAn no Chinori
NEGA→ Zombies
Megaromania→ Masquerade
Dali→ Happy☆Everyday
FUTURISM・BOYZ→ Seigi no Anime Boys
シンディケイト(CindyKate) → Ghibli
REALies → Totsugeki!! MILITARYALies SP
Vior gloire→ DRAGON BALL Z
朱(SUZAKU)→ Yu☆Yu☆Hakusho

アイドル(IDOL) VS (株)ネガエンタープライゼス((Kabu)NEGA ENTERPRISES)Zettai kindan ryouiki!! 「RAY ga jouse wo kurau!」
2012-12-15 at 池袋(Ikebukuro)CYBER
-アイドル(IDOL): ジョセコージ(Josekoji)/ユーイ(Yui)/おたけ(Otake)/MIZUKI/ユッキー(Yukki)/ライ(Rai))
-(株)ネガエンタープライゼス((Kabu)NEGA ENTERPRISES): 儿(Jin)/SAN/ユキヒロ(Yukihiro)/Ray/優(Yuu))
※Special sessions are planned

Special sessions event「Chikasen VOCALIST SHUFFLE Matsuri!? VOL.4」
2012-12-16 at SHIBUYA REX
凛(LIN) feat.翠(Sui, Megaromania) / NEGA feat.CO-(FUTURISM・BOYZ) / Megaromania feat.ユーイ(Yui, CindyKate / シンディケイト) / FUTURISM・BOYZ feat.RIKU(凛/LIN) / シンディケイト(CindyKate) feat.Rayka(REALies) / REALies feat.儿(Jin, NEGA) / 朱 feat.螺々(Rara, Cu[be]) / Vior gloire feat.樹(Itsuki, SUZAKU/朱) / Cu[be] feat.シャル(Shall,Vior gloire)

MIZUKI Birthday Event event「Linkaiten Toppa Kakumei 」
2012-12-23 at OSAKA MUSE
凛(LIN) (40 minutes) / アイドル(IDOL) -special guest- / Megaromania / Solaris. / ジン(Shion) / Vivace / ASTRAY / Reeper / REVINE / トモダチ(Tomodachi) / Gimmick.

Christmas event「Kizokutachi no Dai SESSION Matsuri FINAL」
2012-12-25 at OSAKA MUSE
凛(LIN) / NEGA / Megaromania / シンディケイト(CindyKate) / FUTURISM・BOYZ / REALies / 朱(SUZAKU) / Cu[be] / Vior gloire
※special sessions are planned

New Eve Countdown event「Kansai Seiatsu FINAL 2012~2013」
2012-12-31~2013-01-01 at 心斎橋(Shinsaibashi)FANJ-twice
Megaromania (Countdown) / 凛(LIN) / NEGA / シンディケイト(CindyKate) / FUTURISM・BOYZ / REALies / 朱(SUZAKU) / Cu[be] / Vior gloire
※Big session band for the countdown

Kansai Seiatsu 2011~2012 : NEGA ENTERPRISES DVD (comment + 1 song)
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Last Rinne Tensei
On August 5th, 輪・廻・転・生 -Matina VS UNDER CODE PRODUCTION- (Rin・ne・ten・sei) was held at HOLIDAY OSAKA. I thought I'd post the setlists and a couple of photos from the event.

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Unfortunately, KISAKI has revealed that this was the end of the 輪・廻・転・生 ~A RETURN OF “VISUAL MONSTER” (Rin・ne・ten・sei) event series. Furthermore, he revealed that it's the very last revival live of MIRAGE as well. This was a great year for 90s visual kei revivals―can't last forever, can it?

TAKAFUMI's birthday sessions revealed

Last month, an event to celebrate the birthday of UNDER CODE staff member TAKAFUMI was announced. The session band lineup for the event has finally been announced, and it's incredible!

TAKAFUMI BIRTHDAY EVENT YMD28 ~会いたかった×3 YES!!君に~ (YMD28 ~Aitakatta ×3 YES!! Kimi ni~)
2012-08-30 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
  • YMD28 [V. タカフミ (TAKAFUMI; ex-Marvelous Maiden) / G. +悠 (+Yu; Ultimate Sonic) / G. 葉月-hazuki- (朱 (SUZAKU)) / B. HINA (FOWR) / D. zodd (ex-Diverse glare in Riot)]

  • Ultimate Sonic [V. +悠 (+Yu; Ultimate Sonic) / G. 葉月-hazuki- (朱 (SUZAKU)) / G. ユッキー (YUKKIE, N@H) / B. Ena (ex-HenzeL) / D. ライ (RAI, N@H)]

  • トモダチ (tomodachi)

  • Riddick


  • 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) (special)

  • スザキューブグロア (SUZACUBEGLOIRE) (special) [V. 樹-ituki- (SUZAKU) / V. シャル (shall, Vior gloire) / G. 尚-nao- (Cu[be]) / G. serra (Vior gloire) / B. 憂里-yuuri- (Cu[be]) / D. 火憐-karen- (SUZAKU)]

  • ネガロマニア (NEGAROMANIA) (special) [V. 儿-JIN- (NEGA) / V. 翠-Sui- (Megaromania) / G. 美沙麗-Misery- (Megaromania) / G. SAN (NEGA) / B. Ray (NEGA) / D. 邑詩-yushi- (Megaromania)]

  • ダリアライズ (DALIALIES) (special) [V. 苓 (Ren, Dali) / V. Rayka (REALies) / G. ケエト (KEETO, Dali) / G. 律 (Ritsu, REALies) / B. ユウ (YUU, Dali) / D. 一砂 (Kazna, REALies)]

  • シンディケイト・BOYZ (CindyKate・BOYZ) (special) [V. ユーイ (YUUI, CindyKate) / V. CO- (FUTURISM・BOYZ) / G. おたけ (Otake, CindyKate) / G. ユキヒロ (YUKIHIRO, FUTURISM・BOYZ) / B. まぁや (Maaya, CindyKate) / D. 俊 (Shun, FUTURISM・BOYZ)]

Which band would you most like to see? Personally, I'd love to hear YMD28 (seems very similar to ZODIA) or SUZACUBEGLOIRE.

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)
REALies fan appreciation live
REALies' fan appreciation session live

REALies is holding a special fan appreciation live next month, and they've finally announced the full session band lineup! Check it out below.

1st Anniversary REALive extra-ファン感谢祭スペシャル- 「夏だ!!浴衣だ!!おまつりあらいず☆」 (-FAN Kanshasai SPECIAL- 「Natsu da!! Yukata da!! Omatsuri Araizu☆」) 2012-07-01 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
  • REALies
  • [Rayka's band] チャラリーズ (CHARARIIZU) V. Rayka / G. 大牙 (Taiga, ASTRAY) / G. 奈津 (Natsu, Reeper) / B. 遥 (Haruka, Diverse glare in Riot) / D. 一霞 (Ichika, Reeper)
  • [Ritsu's band] (初・-┬-・音)やります。 ((Hatsu・-┬-・ne) Yarimasu。) V. Aki (ex-Diverse glare in Riot) / G. 律 (Ritsu, REALies) / G. 尚-nao- (Cu[be]) / B. RENA (Vior gloire) / D. クロノ (CHRONO, Xenon)
  • [N∀O's band] デルなお (DERU Nao) V. 槐 (Saica, Reeper) / G. イオ (IO, Rext) / G. N∀O (REALies) / B. テツヤ (TETSUYA, Xenon) / D. ka'chan (Vivace)
  • [明イ-akino-'s band] 扇风机。 (Senpuuki。) V. 步 (Ho, 2nd Dyz) / G. 华雪 (Kasetsu, 2nd Dyz) / G. 静 (Shizuka, ex-Neth) / B. 明イ-akino- (REALies) / D. zodd (ex-Diverse glare in Riot)
  • [Kazna's band] カズナロクオンライン (KAZNA ROCK ONLINE) V. 辉夜 (Kaguya, ASTRAY) / G. 柊 (Syu, umbrella) / G. KATSUKI (ASTRAY) / B. (Undecided) / D. 一砂 (Kazna, REALies)
TAKAFUMI's birthday event
TAKAFUMI's birthday event

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced an event to celebrate the birthday of longtime staff member (and ex-Marvelous Maiden vocalist) タカフミ (TAKAFUMI)! He'll perform at the event as part of the session band YMD28, and various sessions (to be announced) featuring members of UNDER CODE bands will also perform. (Also, check out TAKAFUMI's new promotional photo, above, which he shot just for this event!)

TAKAFUMI BIRTHDAY EVENTYMD28 ~会いたかった×3 YES!!君に~ (YMD28 ~Aitakatta ×3 YES!! Kimi ni~) 2012-08-30 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
YMD28 [V. TAKAFUMI (ex-Marvelous Maiden) / G. +Yuu (Ultimate Sonic, ex-ZODIA) / G. Hazuki (SUZAKU) / B. HINA (FOWR) / D. zodd (ex-Diverse glare in Riot, ex-ZODIA)], トモダチ (tomodachi), Riddick, Ultimate Sonic, FOWR, (TBA sessions featuring UNDER CODE artists)

UNDER CODE 9th anniversary addition
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION recently announced an additional event to its “RIOT GALE of NINE YEARS” live series, which celebrates its 9th anniversary.

The new event is called 江坂遊戯 (Esaka Yuugi; Esaka Games) and will be divided into two parts: the first part featuring most of UNDER CODE's bands, and the second part featuring session bands made up of those members.

Tickets are on sale now: a regular ticket (good for one part of the live only) can be purchased for 3,150 yen through the normal venues; but a special picture ticket, which is good for both parts of the live, can be purchased exclusively through the official web shop for 5,500 yen. Tickets #1 ~ #100 were initially sold at the web shop, but those immediately sold out, so tickets #101 ~ #200 have now been added.

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION 9th anniversary addition 江坂遊戯 (Esaka Yuugi)

-First Part-
凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN), NEGA, Megaromania, FUTURISM・BOYZ, Dali, シンディケイト (CindyKate), REALies

-Second Part-
  • KISAKI SLAVES [V. 苓 (Ren, Dali) & RIKU (LIN) / G. 美沙麗-Misery- (Megaromania) / G. ユキヒロ (YUKIHIRO, FUTURISM・BOYZ) / B. KISAKI (LIN) / D. 俊 (Shun, FUTURISM・BOYZ)]]
  • 顔面偏差値TOP6 (Ganmen Hensachi TOP6) [儿 (JIN, NEGA) / SAN (NEGA) / B.B. (FUTURISM・BOYZ) / まぁや (Maaya, CindyKate) / REIYA (LIN) / 一砂 (Kazna, REALies)]
  • アイドル (IDOL) [ジョゼコージ (JOSE KOJI, FUTURISM・BOYZ) / MIZUKI (LIN) / 優 (Yu, NEGA)]
  • ダンディーズ (DANDIES) [V. Rayka (REALies) / G. ケエト (KEETO, Dali) / G. 律 (Ritsu, REALies) / B. ユウ (YUU, Dali) / D. 邑詩-Yushi- (Megaromania)]
  • 時代錯誤!?な人々 (Jidaisakugo!? na Hitobito) [V. 翠-Sui- (Megaromania) / G. おたけ (Otake, CindyKate) / G. 蜘影-Chikage- (Megaromania) / B. 明イ (Akino, REALies) / D. 沙美 (Sami, CindyKate)]
  • 全員長渕 (Zenin Nagafuchi) [V. ユーイ (YUUI, CindyKate) / G. KANATA (LIN) / G. N∀O (REALies) / B. 氷牙-Hyoga- (Megaromania) / D. 旬奈 (Shunna, Dali)]

Cu[be] session event + release?!
I'm ashamed to admit it, but Cu[be] have a session event planned for May which I had yet to post about. So I'll do that now!

Cu[be] will hold a special event this May at HOLIDAY NAGOYA, in which each member will form his own session band for the day! Of special note are Yuuri's session band which will feature HINA (ex-vocalist of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION band hurts!), and Athuki's session which is actually a one day revival of his previous band, Minerva. (Also note that the full lineups of certain sessions have not been decided yet.)

Cu[be] session event俺が主役ですが問題ありますか? (Ore ga Shuyaku desuga Mondai arimasuka?) 2012-05-09 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
  • Cu[be]
  • 螺々 (Lara) session 初音ララのパーフェクト算数教室 (Hatsune LARA no PERFECT Sansuu Kyoushitsu)
    [V. 螺々 (Lara, Cu[be]) / G. ? / B. カイリ (Kairi, Avidit.) / D. 黛 (Mayuzumi, ex-℃)]
  • 尚 (Nao) session ?
    [V. Aki (Diverse glare in Riot) / G. 尚 (Nao, Cu[be]) / G. 迅-zin- (A'LETZA) / B. 美央 (Mahiro, ex-Lycaon) / D. ゆいぜ (Yuize, ex-ASS'n'ARRow)]
  • 十夜 (Toya) session TO-YA world
    [V. 十夜 (Toya, Cu[be]) / G. ? / B. ? / D. ?]
  • 憂里 (Yuuri) session 禁じられたお遊戯 (Kinjirareta Oyuugi)
    [V. ヒナ (HINA, ex-hurts) / G. ? / B. 憂里 (Yuuri, Cu[be]) / D. ?]
  • 亜月 (Athuki) session Minerva (one day revival)
    [V. yuya (cocklobin) / G. 雪-yuki- (Anride) / B. 緋遊 (Hiyuu, Lycaon) / D. 亜月 (Athuki, Cu[be])]

Also, KISAKI posted a preview image of Cu[be]'s new costumes today! Check them out below and let me know what you think (are you as unimpressed as I am?).

In the same post, KISAKI mentioned that Cu[be] will release an album(?!) this summer. They're a small band so a full album seems unlikely—mini-album or best album, perhaps? At any rate, KISAKI also said that 2012 will be a decisive year for the band, so if you want them to last... you had better buy that album, whatever it is!!
UNDER CODE is sponsoring an event for 兼継 (Kentz), ex drummer of 「あゃ」 (「Aya」) and chariots, as he retires from the music scene. (I mentioned this live in a previous post, but full details have since been revealed.)

The live is called SELFISH DREAMER with DEAR FRIENDS and will take place on April 21st and 28th. At both lives, 「あゃ」 (「Aya」) will hold a revival performance, and chariots will appear as a friendship guest. Furthermore, NEGA and REALies will appear during the first day, and Dali, REALies, and Vior gloire will appear on the second day. Furthermore, Anjyu' will hold a revival performance during the second day.

2012-04-21 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER
「あゃ」 (「Aya」) (one day revival), chariots (friendship performance), NEGA, BIOSPHIA, REALies, 水鏡 (Mizukagami), ROGUE, yazzmad

2012-04-28 at ESAKA MUSE
「あゃ」 (「Aya」) (one day revival), chariots (friendship performance), Ⅶ-Sense, Dali, Anjyu' (one day revival), REALies, Vior gloire

Posts from 2011

[Archived] UCP Halloween live
Just in case anyone was wondering, the Halloween surprise at the UCP Halloween party on Saturday was that they threw candy to the crowd at the end of the live.
They also took a photo with everyone, which KISAKI posted here:

A little lame in my opinion... Almost makes me wonder if they had planned to do something else and it didn't work out.

But oh well, the live itself was awesome. And some of the costumes were really hilarious XD
[Archived] Kansai Seiatsu 2011~2012 and special session night
Yay! UNDER CODE's annual Christmas and New Year events have been announced! First up is the 13th edition of UNDER CODE's semi-annual session night event.

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION PRESENTS 貴族達の大セッション祭り 第13夜 (Kizokutachi no Daisession Matsuri Dai 13 Yoru)
2011-12-25 at OSAKA MUSE
(TBA session bands comprised of members from: Lin, NEGA, Megaromania, Dali, CindyKate, FUTURISM・BOYZ, REALies, SUZAKU, Cu[be], and Vior gloire)

But more importantly~ UNDER CODE's New Year countdown event has been announced! As usual, the event will last from December 31st through January 1st of 2012, and will feature a ton of UNDER CODE bands plus as-of-now unannounced session bands.

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION PRESENTS 関西制圧2011~2012 (Kansai Seiatsu 2011~2012)
2011-12-31 ~ 2012-01-01 at ESAKA MUSE

NEGA, Megaromania, Dali, FUTURISM・BOYZ, シンディケイト (CindyKate), REALies, 朱 (SUZAKU), Cu[be], Vior gloire, お遊戯ゎが魔々団×【PaRADEiS】, パノラマ虚構ゼノン (Xenon), Vallquar, バラッド (BALLAD), アイドル (IDOL), NEGA エンタープライゼス (NEP), 罪団法人黒十字2011 (Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2011), (countdown session), (unannounced day-limited sessions)


Yessss!!! This honestly looks like one of the best countdown events that they've had—usually all of the UNDER CODE bands aren't able to make it. Plus, all of the non-UCP bands this time are really good and seem to hang out with the label a lot, so it will be just like a big group of friends. And the NEGA and Dali sessions! Ahhh~

The only glaring exception is that 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) won't appear. But oh well!

[Archived] UNDER CODE Halloween Party 2011
UNDER CODE has just announced that it will host a Halloween party event this year. The event, 地下線マスカレイド (Chikasen MASQUERADE), will be held on October 29th and will feature a handful of label bands—all of which will play under pseudonyms (and, presumably, will dress to match). Additionally, some sort of “Halloween surprise” will occur at the end of the event.

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION Halloween Party 2011 地下線マスカレイド (Chikasen MASQUERADE)
2011-10-29 at ESAKA MUSE
  • NEGA → ゾンビ (ZOMBIE)
  • Megaromania → ゲゲゲの鬼太郎 (GEGEGE no Kitarou)
  • Dali → はじめてのおつかい (Hajimete no Otsukai)
  • FUTURISM・BOYZ → 正義のヒーローBOYZ (Seigi no HEROES BOYZ)
  • REALies → 悶絶絶頂30分!!ロリアライズSP (Monzetsu Zecchou 30 Bun!! LOLIALies SP)
  • (unspecified Halloween surprise)

Sounds like a cool event! However, if you're like me you have no idea what those pseudonyms/themes refer to, so I did my best to figure it out for all of us. This should give an idea of how the bands will be dressed (but please correct me if you know differently!):
  • NEGA, obviously, has chosen the theme of zombies.
  • Megaromania's theme refers to a popular series that deals with youkai (demon spirits), so I presume that's what they'll dress up as.
  • I'm not entirely sure about Dali; it seems that they're referring to a children's book about some little girl, but I couldn't find any “costume-worthy” aspects in it. So I suppose they'll dress like children?
  • Seigi no HEROES (FUTURISM・BOYZ' pseudonym) seems to be a lightgun arcade game. So maybe they'll dress up like terrorists/action heroes?
  • As far as I could find, REALies isn't referring to anything specific with their pseudonym. However, the first bit, more or less, means “30 minute orgasm,” and the second bit is a combination of the words “lolita” and “REALies.” So I think it's obvious where they're going with that.

KISAKI PROJECT feat.砂月 (Satsuki) has released details of its first live. It's a special event produced by KISAKI, “a marvelous gathering of bands who ruled the 90s visual scene.” Sounds awesome!

The live will feature KISAKI PROJECT with special support members from Gilles de Rais, Eins:Vier, and Blue. In addition, aki (ex-Laputa solo project) and Kneuklid Romance will also perform! And finally, many monstrously popular bands from that era will hold one day revivals at the event, all featuring original members!!

In addition to the bands, MC's will be performed by several guests related to the industry. And at the end of the show, a large session comprised of members from that night's bands will perform. Finally, an unspecified special gift will be distributed to all those who attend.

KISAKI PRODUCE EVENT marvelous gathering of 90s visual scene rulers輪・廻・転・生 ~A RETURN of “VISUAL MONSTER”~ (Rin・ne・ten・shou) 2011-11-27 at 赤坂 (Akasaka) BLITZ
  • KISAKI PROJECT feat.砂月 (Satsuki) [V. 砂月 (Satsuki, ex-RENTRER EN SOI)]
    11/27 only special support members:
    [G. JACK (ex-Gilles de Rais); G. Yoshitsugu (ex-Eins:Vier); D. HAYATO (ex-Blüe)]
  • aki (ex-Laputa)
  • Kneuklid Romance (lineup details TBA)
  • La'Mule (one day revival) [V. 紺 (Kon); G. NAO; G. SIN; B. ISUKE; D. YOU-YA]
  • Aliene Maφriage (one day revival) [V. 狂華 (Kyouka); G. MAST; B. Ray]
  • Deshabillz (one day revival) [V. SHUN; G. SHI-NO; B. 時雨 (Shigure)]
  • Romance for~ (one day revival) V. 和泉 悠 (Izumi Yuu); G. 戒依 (Kaie); B. 長谷川 実士 (Hasegawa Jitsuji); D. 貴也 (Takaya)]
  • 加藤 祐介 (Kato Yuusuke), 長澤智典 (Nagasawa Tomonori), (others) (MC)
  • (large session)
unspecified present freely distributed to all attendees

By the way, Kneuklid Romance isn't listed in the “one day revival” section, so maybe that means they'll be doing some more activity! I certainly hope so—hopefully they'll release something new through UNDER CODE again!

I was super excited to find out that Satsuki was the second period vocalist of KISAKI PROJECT, but this live is almost more exciting. So many great bands, and with original lineups too! It's truly a monstrous and glorious thing to pull off—only KISAKI could manage it!!

A new “UNDER CODE PRODUCTION BATTLE EVENT” series was announced today. Each event in the series will see UNDER CODE “battling” one of three fellow labels: DUAL CORE SOUND ENTERPRISE, Double River Record, and Planet CHILD Music.

All three dates will feature 凛 -the end of the corruption world- (Lin) as a guest, along with bands from both labels. The first and last dates will also feature special one-day-limited session bands, while the middle date (which also serves as a celebration of HOLIDAY NAGOYA's 6th anniversary) will feature extra bands from additional labels.

2011-09-09 at 下北沢 (Shimokitazawa) CLUB251
凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) (guest), NEGA, Art Cube, Megaromania, TRIGGAH,
DUAL CORE BAND [V. Z (ArtCube) & 翠-Sui- (Megaromania); G. 美沙麗-Misery- (Megaromania); G. TOMOZO (TRIGGAH); B. Ray (NEGA); D. S (ArtCube)]

CRUSH OF “Double River”
2011-09-11 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) (guest), Cu[be], トモダチ (TOMODACHI), Re:dis, ISK;M, Lustknot., BAELSCOPE, UNDEAD, Avidit., DELACROIX, MILKY EMILY, The 3rd Birthday

2011-09-23 at ESAKA MUSE
凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) (guest), SOMATIC GUARDIAN, Dali, Called≠Plan, REALies,
PLANET CODE BAND [V. 苓 (Ren, Dali) & 咲季 (Saki, SOMATIC GUARDIAN); G. 牡葉 (Otoha, Called≠Plan); G. 律 (Ritsu, REALies); B. RYO (SOMATIC GUARDIAN); D. 一砂 (Kazna, REALies)]

[Archived] Megaromania session live details
Last month, I mentioned that Megaromania would hold a special live to celebrate the release of their upcoming mini-album. At that live, Megaromania will play songs from the mini-album and will perform in a bunch of session bands. Those sessions have been announced today (except for their names, for some reason).

new song preview & devotee thanks-giving special night Kindling of creation
2011-07-02 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) STAR LOUNGE
  • Megaromania (new song setlist)
  • 翠-Sui- session [V. 翠-Sui-, G. RYO (spiv states), G. 十夜 (Toya, Cu[be]), B. 憂里 (Yuuri, Cu[be]), D. Kisara (ex-Hi:BRiD)]
  • 美沙麗-Misery- session [V. Z (Art Cube), G. 美沙麗-Misery-, G. RayX (Ⅶ-Sesnse), B. 玲人 (Reito, ALSDEAD), D. S (Art Cube)]
  • 蜘影-Chikage- session V. RIKU (Lin), G. 蜘影-Chikage-, B. (TBA), D. ハクヤ (HAKUYA, NightingeiL)]
  • 氷牙-Hyoga- session [V. ジョジョ (JOJO, THE GALLO), G. 崇太郎 (Shutaro, GAKIDO), B. 氷牙-Hyoga-, D. TOSSY (GAKIDO)]
  • 邑詩-Yushi- session [V. 邑詩-Yushi-, G. 和希 (Kazuki, PLUNKLOCK), G. 流輝亜 (Rukia, ex-diva), B. Rito (GAKIDO), D. Pinky (NINJAMAN JAPAN)]

[Archived] Lin session event details
Earlier this month, I made a post about the upcoming 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) summer festival. At that live, each member will hold a special session—those special sessions have just been revealed.

Lin summer session festival 凛夏祭 ~新宿編~ (Lin Natsumatsuri ~Shinjukuhen~)
2011-07-20 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUDIO-K4
  • RIKU session band チャリオッツリック少年ボウイ (CHARIOTS RIKU Shounen BOY)
    [V. RIKU; G. シノ (SHINO, MiU); G. 慎太郎 (Shintarou, キッド (KID)); B. 時雨 (Shigure, ex-uBuGoe); D. 兼継 (Kentz, ex-GeNe)]

  • MIZUKI session band とある舞台の禁止事項 (Toaru Fudai no Kinshi Jikou)
    [V. タカフミ (TAKAFUMI, ex-Marvelous Maiden); G. erina (Ⅶ-sense); G. MIZUKI; B. 迅 (Jin); D. 摩珠 (Maju, E'm ~grief~)]

  • KANATA session band あなたの♪み・か・た♪ん (Anata no ♪ Mi ・ ka ・ ta ♪ n)
    [V. ユーイ (YUUI), G. おたけ (Otake), B. まぁや (Maaya), D. 沙美 (Sami) (シンディケイト (CindyKate)); G. KANATA]

  • KISAKI session band 妃&関西貴族 (Kisaki & Kansai Kizoku)
    [V. ラメ (RAME, ex-VIDOLL); G. シュン (SHUN, ex-VIDOLL); G. 沁 (Shin, ALSDEAD); B. KISAKI; D. MIKAGE (Ⅶ-sense)]

  • REIYA session band アニマルBOYS2011 (ANIMAL BOYS2011)
    [V. カイリ (KAIRI, ex-SIVA); G. 雄一 (Yuuichi, ex-SIVA); G. 蜘影-Chikage- (Megaromania); B. 氷牙-Hyoga- (Megaromania); D. REIYA]

  • (large session)

Kisaki & Kansai Kizoku! E'm ~grief~, SIVA, and VIDOLL ex-members! TAKAFUMI! Seems like it will be a really great UNDER CODE -flavored event. Wish I could go!

[Archived] UNITED LINK for JAPAN VOL:2
It seems that the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION sponsored earthquake charity event, UNITED LINK for JAPAN, was a success, so they've decided to hold a second volume! This new event will be held in June at ESAKA MUSE, and several special acts will appear.

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION sponsored earthquake charity event UNITED LINK for JAPAN VOL:2
2011-06-04 at ESAKA MUSE
  • NEGA (main act)
  • REALies (emergency appearance)
  • 朱 (SUZAKU)
  • Cu[be]
  • FOWR
  • メルヴェイユ~merveilles~
  • MaRiLL
  • SOL
  • ドメスティック (DOMESTIC)
  • プラチャーズ (PLA CH ERS) V. Azu (Jackman); G. 牡葉 (Otoha, Called≠Plan); G. みけ (Mike, Jackman); B. テツヤ (TETSUYA, M); D. ROI (Jackman)
  • Vior V. まひる (Mahiru, ex-GRiST); G. ケイ (KEI, ex-brodiaea); G. みつき (Mitsuki, ex-GRiST); B. シズク (SHIZUKU); D. リョー (RYOO, ex-LAGING)
  • リポビタンでー (LIPOVOTAN D) V. 槐-SAICA- (ex-Ridiot); G. るい (Rui, ex-るかもん (Rukamon)); G. ぎる (Giru, 10万ボルト (10 Man VOLT)); B. AKI (ex-Ridiot); D. (undecided)
  • 変態紳士の超☆絶オナニータイム24時 (Hentai Shinshi no Chou☆zetsu ONANIE TIME 24 Ji) (continuous session) V. Tasuku (ex-Dereal Dolls); G. Hakuyu (ex-Vivid Rose'S); B. Yuno (ex-Vivid Rose'S); D. ka'chan (ex-Black Mary)

This one doesn't have as many UNDER CODE bands, but it seems really fun nonetheless! Someone should convince UNDER CODE to USTREAM events like this >O!

Posts from 2010

[Archived] Session night addition
One more session band has been added to the lineup for UNDER CODE's 2010-12-26 session event:

なにメリア? (Nanimeria?)
V. 荊 -kei- (Armeria), G. 慶 -yoshi- (Armeria), G. 慄禾 -ritsuka- (Armeria), B. SHUN (Vivid Rose'S), and D. かじゅ (Kaju, ex-Rezerg)

By the way, Armeria's vocalist kei was a roadie for Phantasmagoria! It's nice the UNDER CODE is showing his band some love.

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