Mis†ake will also release a new single, Kakogawa Shinjuu, at their 2016-03-11 live.
At their 2016-03-26 live at Umeda (梅田) Zeela, Mis†ake will debut their new costumes and make an important announcement. (Actually, they say they will not do those things, but then say “(lying)” right beside that, lol. They're so stupid.)
More will be on FOOL'S MATE channel on 2016-03-07.
Those who spend 5,000 yen on the goods (cheki excluded) will receive an original totebag. Those who spend 10,000 yen will further receive an original badge (1 random of 10 possible).
Visual kei bar RAZZLE DAZZLE (run by HINA and Yuuri of Lucifer's underground) will hold an unofficial LIN/UNDER CODE/Matina day on 2016-03-12 in celebration of KISAKI's birthday.
ex-VARYL drummer Shikito (織人) has changed his name to 律-ritsu- and joined Ains band Gossip (大日本鬼端児組 悪童会に占拠され ゴシップ)! Since Shikito/ritsu isn't directly connected to UCP/Matina, we won't start following Gossip's activities, but it's cool nonetheless.
(Kinda interesting that ex-VARYL vocalist Hiro's previous band was called gossip too!)
Here's a chronological recap of what Ren (Dali, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi, etc.) and his projects have been up to this year:
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi paused activities on 2015-03-27.
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi vocalist 真田 廉 (Sanada Ren) and bassist Takahashi Kento (高橋 研斗) then formed unit NOBEL LABEL (ノベルラベル), which played on 2015-04-19 and 2015-04-29.
At NOBEL LABEL's first live, the 5,000 yen purchase privilege was either: the unit's first demo CD-R, or a DVD-R of Tatoeba Konna Hanashi's encore from their oneman. The unit also sold their first photoset and badge set.
At NOBEL LABEL's second live, they sold their second badge set, and the 5,000 yen purchase privilege was a Tatoeba Konna Hanashi new song demo CD-R.
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi members G. Ninna Kousuke (仁和 恒介), B. Takahashi Kento (高橋 研斗), and D. Kishihara Masami (岸原 雅巳) participated in the TOWER RECORDS “VISUAL LIFE Vol.1” project. It was basically a pamphlet featuring artists' comments (and some photos) that was awarded to those who purchased participating artists' CDs during 2015-05-12~2015-06-12.
On 2015-05-25, NOBEL LABEL held another live, and sold their third badge set.
A new Mis†ake (Dali alter-ego band) “best album” was released at the live. Also, the 5,000 yen purchase privilege was either of these Dali live DVD-Rs:
- 2012-10-28 Dali Halloween alter-ego session Happy☆Everyday (はっぴい☆えぶりでい)
- 2012-08-08 Dali sponsored event
Later in May, Dali made a few items available for mail-order through their official blog (despite being disbanded). The band's last live DVD and last original CD were available, along with the aforementioned Mis†ake best album. (See this page for instructions.)
Apparently, Takahashi Kento (高橋 研斗) became absent (seceded? became too busy?) from NOBEL LABEL some time in June?
The unit held its first sponsored event, Shimesu EMOTION 3 (示すエモーション), on 2015-06-19 at Ash OSAKA. ex-paradeis guitarist Ao (碧) acted as support. The unit sold their fourth badge set.
At NOBEL LABEL's 2015-07-23 live, the unit sold its fifth badge set, and the 5,000 yen purchase privilege was a demo CD-R of Tatoeba Konna Hanashi's seventh unnamed song. ex-tomodachi bassist Io (伊緒) acted as support.
On 2015-08-07, vocalist Sanada Ren (真田 廉) held his first solo live during a twoman with umbrella. umbrella to Sanada Ren (umbrellaと真田 廉) was held at Minamihorie (南堀江) SOCORE FACTORY.
At the live, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi's first USB collection, USB oh! memory, was sold for 4,000 yen. It contained:
- demo of Tatoeba Konna Hanashi's eighth untitled song
- acoustic demo of Tatoeba Konna Hanashi song ed - lyrics
- flyer images from 2013~2015 (6 total)
- photos from 2013~2015 (19 total)
Also, the Tatoeba Konna Hanashi official website has closed... Ren stays messy and impossible to follow, unfortunately ;x. I've personally given up trying to get Tatoeba (etc.) releases, but it's nice to know that Ren is still chugging along and having fun, somewhere.
ex-Dali and ex-LOTMAN (ロットマン) members' new band, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) has been revealed!
The band officially started activities after today's 2014-02-22 oneman live of their prototype band 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi, Sekai ha Bokura wo Shiru。 (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) (which itself began activities on 2013-12-31). New band Tatoeba Konna has already opened its OHP and announced its first release, first live on 2014-03-22, and first sponsored event in May:
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし)
【V. 真田 廉 (Sanada Ren) [ex-Dali~LOTMAN] / G. Ninna Kousuke (仁和 恒介) [ex-LOTMAN] / B. Takahashi Kento (高橋 研斗) / D. Kishihara Masami (岸原 雅巳) [ex-LOTMAN]】
2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) has released two live DVDs (with footage from their debut lives on 2013-12-31) to those who purchased more than 5,000 yen at their 2014-01-18 and 01-21 lives. In total, they have 4 distributed releases so far: total information can be found here.
The setlist from 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi's 2014-01-18 live has been revealed. Seems that the band is basically LOTMAN (ロットマン) (even wearing the same outfits):
Prototype band 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいほぼくらをしる。) has released details for the live which is foretold by their name: oneman live Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) will be held on 2014-02-22 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) LIVE HOUSE D'.
It seems that Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) will also be the official name of 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi once the band formally begins activities, as that phrase translates to “for example, such story” (the URL of 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi's blog).
Furthermore, at that live, 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi members will switch to using full versions of their names, and the new bassist will join (replacing ex-Dali bassist Yuu, who left 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi on 2013-12-20, before the band's first live).
In summary: on 2014-02-22, prototype band 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi will become official band Tatoeba Konna Hanashi, with lineup:
V. Sanada Ren (真田 廉) 【ex-Dali ~ LOTMAN ~ etc.】
G. Ninna Kousuke (仁和 恒介) 【ex-LOTMAN ~ etc.】
B. Takahashi Kento (高橋 研斗) 【?】
D. Kishihara Masami (岸原 雅巳) 【ex-LOTMAN ~ etc.】
Two other bits of 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi news: ① those who spent 5,000 yen on goods at their first live received a free photoset; and ② those who participated in the game of onigokko were invited to a New Year visit to a shrine with 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi members after their first live.
LOTMAN (ロットマン) disbanded today, and flyers distributed during the show have revealed vocalist Ren's (れん) new band! ...sort of.
In classic troll fashion, the band is temporarily being called 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi, Sekai ha Bokura wo Shiru. (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。)―meaning “our world will be revealed on February 22”. So, while we wait for 2014-02-22 for the actual band to be revealed, let's speculate, shall we?
Despite the members' faces being blurred on the distributed flyer, the lineup is pretty clear:
V. Ren (れん) (ex-Dali~LOTMAN)
G. SORA (ソラ) (ex-Melt.~LOTMAN)
B. YUU (ユウ) (ex-Dali~LOTMAN)
D. Miyabi (雅) (ex-LOTMAN)
So... LOTMAN! The lineup, casual costumes, childish hiragana writing, and sort of “messy reveal” all imply to me that this new band's concept/music will be exactly the same as late-period Dali and LOTMAN―but hopefully without the same awful live-limited release schemes. Looks like we'll be waiting for February to know anything for sure, but hopefully we can get some revealing live reports after 2 Gatsu plays their first live at Planet CHILD Music's New Year countdown event on 2013-12-31!
By the way, LOTMAN played with two lineups at their last live: first with Ren, SORA, Kayane, YUU, and Miyabi; and second with Ren, SORA, Ao, YUU, and Miyabi. In between the two lineups, the 90s-visual alter-ego band Mis†ake appeared―but this time it was actually just Dali!! In his MC, Ren mentioned that he felt the handling of Dali's last live was sort of messy, so this appearance served as a “re-do”.
2 Gatsu has opened an official blog (“for-example-such-story”―wonder if that has to do with the band's actual name?), which you can follow for updates.
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.
Mis†ake, the 90's dark visual alter-ego band of Dali, will release a new CD at the disbandment live of LOTMAN (ロットマン) on 2013-11-25. The CD contains 4 new songs (the titles of which are unknown), costs 2,000 yen, and is limited to 44 copies.
LOTMAN (ロットマン) has announced the details of their last live, which will be held on November 25 (and will be limited to 150 attendees). ex-Dali alter-ego band Mis†ake will also release their last song on that day.
LOTMAN (ロットマン), solo project of ex-Dali vocalist Ren (苓), held a fan meeting on 2013-09-09. According to one source on Twitter, Ren announced at the meeting that he will “secede from LOTMAN” on 2013-11-25 at Ash OSAKA―and since LOTMAN is Ren's project, his secession implies disbandment.
There's no other information to be found about it at the moment, but that's just how LOTMAN operates unfortunately. In the mean time, here are some nuggets of LOTMAN info:
LOTMAN's new song #3 is now titled Sagyou Now (作業なう)
ex-Dali bassist YUU (ユウ) has been playing with LOTMAN for a while
Two minor updates: LOTMAN announced an event and Dali updated their blog.
LOTMAN (solo project of ex-Dali vocalist Ren) announced an event, Mikirihassha Tokkyuu Meeting Iki (みきりはっしゃとっきゅうみぃてぃんぐ行き), to be held on 2013-09-09 at Nanba Benitsuru (a meeting hall). The event is limited to 30 people, and it seems like it will just be a quick meeting between Ren and fans, rather than a live. (?)
Dali updated their blog on 2013-08-08 (the anniversary of their disbandment announcement). I'm not sure if the post is just really emotional, or if it's lyrics, but either way I'm posting it more to preserve the contents, since they're sure to delete it soon.
LOTMAN (ロットマン), the solo project of ex-Dali vocalist Ren (苓), has announced a few lives! This comes as a shock since the project was thought to have been completed (and it was assumed that Ren would be inactive after Dali disbanded). Details below.
The 2012 date is sponsored by rivabook and has nothing to do with UNDER CODE; LOTMAN is just appearing there. The first 2013 date simply says “onigokko somewhere in Tokyo.” But most interesting is the last one―up until their disbandment, Dali held an annual oneman on January 11th, and FAN-J was their base livehouse... I wonder if there's something special planned for that day!
(Some of this is old news, so don't give me a hard time!)
① You may recall chariots' carnage opera tour didn't have any set finale. Well, a three-part oneman tour final was finally announced (although I wouldn't be surprised if one more was announced eventually): Final showdown OSAKA will take place on 2010-02-13 at OSAKA MUSE, Final showdown NAGOYA will take place on 2010-02-21 at Nagoya HEART LAND, and Final showdown TOKYO will take place on 2010-02-28 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) CLUB PHASE.
② Nega is embarking on a tour called The Corridor of the Prophet from 2010-01-10. The tour final, The Prophecy of the XXX, will take place on 2010-03-20 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) RUIDO-K2. An important announcement will be made at that live.
③ 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will be holding a two-part twoman with ν (NEU) entitled NEW [type] REVOLUTIONS. The first part will take place on 2010-03-22 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ, and the second will take place on 2010-03-28 at 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) AREA.
④ 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) is also holding what they describe as “consecutive city-center-concentrated” oneman lives, both of which are called 東京SENTIMENTAL RUSH (Tokyo SENTIMENTAL RUSH). The first will take place on 2010-04-17 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) CLUB CRAWL and the second will take place on 2010-05-22 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER.
⑤ ClearVeil is holding five consecutive twoman lives at 名古屋 (Nagoya) MUSIC FARM, all under the name of Propaganda.
2010-01-24 is with お遊戯ゎが魔々団×【PaRADEiS】 (Oyuugi Wagamamadan×【PaRADEiS】)
2010-02-26 is with ALiBi
2010-03-27 is with ALSDEAD
2010-04-18 is with ハートレス (HEARTLESS)
2010-05-23 is with カル・ヴァリ (kalvary)
⑥ To celebrate their upcoming release, Megaromania will be holding three oneman lives. The first will be on 2010-03-24 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA; the second will be on 2010-03-25 at HOLIDAY OSAKA; and the third will be on 2010-03-31 at SHIBUYA BOXX.
⑦ Arc is sponsoring three events in March entitled Shaking box. The lives will take place on 2010-03-21 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) RUIDO K2, on 2010-03-23 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) HEART LAND, and on 2010-03-28 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice.
⑧ ロットマン (LOTMAN), the time-limited band of Dali vocalist 苓 (Ren), is sponsoring another event to celebrate its upcoming release. 示す2エモーション (Shimesu 2 EMOTION) will take place on 2010-04-06 at OSAKA MUSE.
⑨ UNDER CODE is producing two threeman events under the banner -Formation of 3 pieces-, which will be held at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO K4. The first, Dark profound thought, features Megaromania, ALSDEAD, and SaTaN, and will take place on 2010-01-30. The second, Altar of the spirit, features E'm ~grief~, Art Cube, and ルーシー (LUCY), and will take place on 2010-01-31.
① The cover and tracklisting of chariots' 闇 (Yami) have been revealed. The cover is here, and the tracklisting is below.
② The cover and tracklisting of E'm ~grief~'s In paradism have been revealed.
③ The covers and tracklistings of 平成維新's (HEISEI ISHIN's) 美しき鼓動 (Utsukushiki Kodou) have been revealed. The cover of the A type is here and the B type is here.
④ ロットマン's (LOTMAN's) single details were actually revealed a while ago, but I think I only posted about them at my Dali community. The cover is here and the tracklisting is below.
⑤ A few details regarding Synside's THE CORE -subconsciousness- have been revealed (including the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP privilege).
chariots - 闇 (Yami) 2009-12-09; 1,575 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited 5,000 pressings; UCCD-251 01. Midnight pleasure 02. 暗 黙 (An Moku) 03. dilettante OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: Sound track + original message CD (with triple release purchase)
E'm ~grief~ - In paradism 2009-12-16; 1,575 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000 pressings; UCCD-252 01. In paradism ~淡い色彩~ (In paradism ~Awai Shikisai~) 02. Le soleil de l'oasis 03. In paradism ~淡い色彩~ (In paradism ~Awai Shikisai~) (Instrumental) 04. Le soleil de l'oasis (Instrumental) OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: Message + live DVD (with double release purchase)
平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) - 美しき鼓動 (Utsukushiki Kodou) -A Type- 2009-12-16; 3,150 yen; Mini-album CD + PV DVD; Limited 3,000 pressings; UCCD-253A CD 01. 鼓動 (Kodou) CD 02. Chain of system CD 03. Adolescent complications CD 04. スイミー (SWIMMY) CD 05. メルト (MELT) DVD 01. 縷々 -るる- PV OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: Chosen member's message + live DVD (with double type purchase) 美しき鼓動 (Utsukushiki Kodou) -B Type- 2009-12-16; 2,625 yen; Mini-album CD; Limited 3,000 pressings; UCCD-253B 01. 鼓動 (Kodou) 02. Chain of system 03. Adolescent complications 04. スイミー (SWIMMY) 05. メルト (MELT) 06. Microburst (Bonus track) OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: Chosen member's message + live DVD (with double type purchase)
Edit: Although announced as Adolescent complications, the third track of 美しき鼓動 (Utsukushiki Kodou) was actually named drained life on the CD itself.
ロットマン (LOTMAN) - UNTITLE 2009-12-02; 1,575 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited pressings; UCCD-250 01. 示すエモーション (Shimesu EMOTION) 02. オリオン (ORION) 03. ナショナルモダン (NATIONAL MODERN) OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: Live DVD
Synside - THE CORE -subconsciousness- 2010-01-20; 1,575 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited pressings; UCCD-254 01. UNDER THE RIOT 02. SENSE GATE 03. IDEAL UNIVERSE OFFICIAL WEB SHOP Privilege: Live DVD
I'd like to remind anyone interested in Synside to join my community for them: ! Although major Synside news will be covered here, smaller, more band-centric things will be covered at .
I've refrained from posting Dali news, since there were constant updates for a while. But now that everything seems to be over, here goes!
① As of today, サキ (SAKI) is no longer a member of Dali. From their 2010-01-11 revival oneman and oneward, Dali will be a four member band.
② ロットマン (LOTMAN), the solo project of Dali vocalist 苓 (Ren), held its first live earlier today. The band's maxi-single, UNTITLE, was sold there (a little more than a week before its official release). Attendees could also purchase a live-limited one track CD for 500 yen (the title of the release was not announced). Attendees who stated at the entrance that they were there to see ロットマン (LOTMAN) also received ロットマン特製コメントCD (LOTMAN Tokusei COMMENT CD). Lastly, anyone who bought either a) the maxi-single and live-limited CD or b) three polaroids was allowed to bring a camera and have a picture taken of themselves with 苓 (Ren).
③ The cover of ロットマン's (LOTMAN's) maxi-single UNTITLE was revealed through Dali's mail magazine. It can be seen here.
④ The lineup of ロットマン was revealed, but it seems that the support musicians may be switched out in upcoming lives.
① Dali's rest period began today, so 苓 (Ren) started a new, temporary band for the meantime. 苓's (Ren's) temporary band is called ロットマン (LOTMAN), and they already have a maxi-single planned. More details can be found at the Dali LiveJournal community here.