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)
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)
5.Wail of crested (Megaromania)
6.夢籠(yumekago)～Tragic Cinderella～ (Metis Gretel)
8.AURORA-destinies of world- (Megaromania)
9.Sacred Xanadu (凛(lin))
10.MASK (Metis Gretel)
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)
LIN (SUI, KISAKI, & MIZALY) will appear on the 2016-02-24 edition of VISUAL Kei Tsuushin ・ Kai (ヴィジュアル系通信・改). Watch here.
Two session bands will appear at ALVION's last live oneman:
At the SUI&MIZALY (LIN) tribute oneman live on 2016-02-14, eight previously-unreleased live DVDs were sold. Each cost 3,000 yen; 7 were of Megaromania and 1 was of Metis Gretel. They all sold out immediately.
Drummer LEN (煉) of THE BLACK SWAN will release his first book, LEN to Kotetsu (煉と虎徹), on 2016-03-23. Of course it's a photo collection of his famous cat! On preorders alone, the book is the #1 bestseller in Amazon JP's “cat book” category, lol. (This will definitely be why TBS eventually breaks up, huh?)
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM will release their live-limited live DVD, CAST OFF, from 2016-02-20. I want it :(
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.
10TH REINCARNATION V. SUI [LIN]
G. MIZALY [LIN]
G. KAZ [ex-chariots support ~ etc.]
B. 禊-MISOGI- [ELYSION]
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 email@example.com (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:
God of Megaromania -Junketsu NO Kokuin- / Bishuu no Kajitsu / Angelical Jewelry
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.
Shingen Kichi SPECIAL ~PERMANENT BAND GUEST~ 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!).
LIN has uploaded previews of upcoming maxi-single, Memento-Mori. IMO they sound really good―the title track is a fresh sound from them, and “Forbidden” sounds straight out of Megaromania's discography (in a good way). Interestingly, “Cross Pageant” appears to be a cover of the KISAKI PROJECT song Shoukei (憧憬). What do you think?
If I understand correctly, “Memento-Mori” (the song) is produced by SHOJI NEMETO (根本 尚司) [ex-LADIES ROOM] and features guest player bassist Hitoki (人時) [KUROYUME]. (Maybe that's why there's an actual bassline in the song?!) The rest of the single is produced by Matsuura Takeomi (松浦 武臣).
On 2014-09-22, legendary visual kei hair & makeup house Tritt für Tritt will celebrate its 10th(!) anniversary with a huge modeling & live event in Ikebukuro (池袋). After teasing details for the past five months, Tritt für Tritt has finally announced the full lineup of participants in its event―and a plethora of ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION musicians will appear!
While Tritt für Tritt will handle all hair and makeup for the modeling portions, they will collaborate with the following fashion houses for clothes and accessories: SEX POT, Royal Princess Alice, Angelic Pretty, SUPER LOVERS, Rion, and mIRA..
As mentioned last week, the second period of LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) features SUI, MIZALY, and YUSHI of Megaromania plus CERO of zechs. Today, the band has been officially revealed, meaning we have a slew of releases and live details. Let's get to it!
LIN will release their first maxi-single, Sacred Xanadu (what a name!), via mail-order in the 2014-04-21 edition of Cure magazine.
Their second maxi-single, Chaotic Resistance, will be released in two types on 2014-07-23. The normal type will be sold nationwide, while a Kansai-limited version with alternate jacket and different bonus track will be sold only at visual shops in Kansai. A double-purchase-application privilege will also be available; details TBA.
LIN will make their first omnibus contribution to Yougenkyou-WEST- (妖幻鏡-WEST-) on 2014-07-23. Further details about the omnibus TBA.
LIN's first lives will be two twoman events, Sacred illusionism~Battle Revival~, versus Grieva (グリーヴァ) and Black Gene For the Next Scene on 2014-06-01 and 2014-06-11, respectively. Special projects, TBA, will be held.
Their coupling tour with Jupiter and Black Gene For the Next Scene, Battle for Clans Tour 【V3】, will be held on June 12, 13, and 17, in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo, respectively.
Their first foreign live will be held in Taichung, Taiwan on 2014-08-10 as part of HEART-TOWN FESTIVAL 2014.
LIN's first national tour, Sacred illusionism, will kick off on 2014-07-01 and will end with the tour final and first oneman, Sacred illusionism -FINAL-, on 2014-08-31 at Umeda (梅田) AKASO.
LIN will be the first artist signed to a new label called PLUG RECORDS WEST.
PRW (PLUG RECORDS WEST) is a newly-established “western branch” of long-established visual label PLUG RECORDS―home to semi-famous indie bands such as Psycho le Cému, A (ACE), DaizyStripper, CELL, etc. So on one hand, we can presume that the label will have enough money to produce good quality releases; but on the other, the “brotherhood” of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION bands may not manifest in this new sublabel.
Is KISAKI the president of PLUG RECORDS WEST? I don't know. I do know, however, that KISAKI himself is listened as “organizer” for LIN's live events, which gives the impression that he'll still be fully in charge of LIN's activities―but he may not be managing other bands for the foreseeable future.
Just a note: that 2014-07-23 omnibus is a continuation of a classic line of visual omnibi that has been around since 2001. That, plus LIN being under an old label, plus the upcoming revival of the Rin・ne・ten・sei (輪・廻・転・生) events, gives me the impression that KISAKI is making an even bigger effort to bring old visual kei back to today's scene, somehow.
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.
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)】
Uso (嘘) (kein cover)
Hanamadoi (花惑) (D cover)
Virgin Mary (Schwardix Marvally cover)
HEAVEN'S TERRITORY (Schwardix Marvally cover)
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)】
Crimson (Megaromania cover)
...last scene, continued... (Metis Gretel cover)
Maiden (Metis Gretel cover)
[SE] Genwaku no Shinwa (幻惑の神話) (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~)】
Distinctive Territory (Megaromania cover)
Cynthia (Megaromania cover)
Wail of crested (Megaromania cover)
Niji (虹) (L'Arc~en~Ciel cover)
Hanasaku Inochi Aru Kagiri (花咲く命ある限り) (Raphael cover)
Sabbath (Megaromania cover)
● 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)
● 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
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).
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.
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'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!
ex-LIN vocalist RIKU has finally taken tentative steps toward new musical activities! Just a few days ago he launched his official Twitter account (@rikuvoice), and today he announced a sponsored event in celebration of his birthday! Let's hope that this marks a coming full return to the music!
Full details of RIKU's live event have yet to be announced—it's uncertain if he will appear as chariots (his solo project) or completely solo under his own name—but he's at least announced some guest players who will appear (many of whom have played for chariots or other UCP bands in the past!):
The organizers of this year's “KISAKI advent in Taipei” have announced that KISAKI will return! On 2014-01-11, he will appear at Taipei live house PIPE Live Music with the event C'est la vie ~REMAIN OF THE 20TH YEARS HISTORY~—this time featuring ex-Megaromania vocalist Sui and ex-VAGERKE band GLARD. Full details TBA on 2013-10-26!!
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
● 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.】
Kizuna (絆) (ex-SUZAKU)
● 2013-09-18 at Ikebukuro CYBER
● 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 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).
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!!
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
Megaromania has announced the start of a time limited Twitter account, through which they'll deliver information and members' thoughts up until the band's last oneman live on 2013-07-31. Follow and retweet them at @_megaromania_.
As previously mentioned, UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's treasure book ARCHIVES 2003~2013 includes a ticket to a special launch event. Since it was originally announced, the event has changed venues, and additional details have been released:
The event (which will still be held on June 29th at 14:30 JST) will now be held at Rozetta (across the street from Shinsaibashi FANJ-twice), rather than Shinsaibashi food & bar Beginning as was initially announced.
The event will feature talk sessions, Q&A, games with prizes, and more. UNDER CODE is currently asking for question submissions for the Q&A section (email with title 「インストアイベント」 to firstname.lastname@example.org). And, of course, goods will be sold during the event, with those who spend 4,000 yen being allowed to participate in satsueikai.
The following goods will be sold at the event:
cheki (set of 2)
LIN: 「Obscure Ideal」, 「Reflect of Killing Fleur」, AWAKING FROM -INDEPENDENT “MAZE”-
Megaromania: Megaromania (TYPE A/B/C), Artistical Glint TYPE A, Propaganda (TYPE A/B)
Megaromania vocalist Sui has revealed that the band will not hold a last one man in Nagoya.
When Megaromania announced their dissolution oneman lives, a Nagoya date was conspicuously absent. The band's reason for this was simply a lack of fanbase there--however, if the band also stated that, if there was enough interest from fans, they would consider adding a Nagoya date.
Sui confirmed today that, despite some expression of interest, it simply wasn't enough to justify the cost of adding a oneman live Nagoya.
Megaromania collaborated with Death trap-ID to produce their last t-shirts. The shirt comes in black with either red or white print, and features the 5 members' signatures and last messages.
Each shirt costs 3,000 yen, or both can be bought as a set for 5,000 yen. Those who bought a shirt at Death trap-ID's 2013-06-12 event were allowed to take a photo with the band—those who bought both types were allowed to take a photo with the band, and another photo with the member of their choice.
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.
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION announced the first part of its web shop's last special fair today (I detailed the “0th part” in the previous post). For LAST FAIR PART:1, the web shop has updated with tons of special new items―mostly bootleg live DVDs―and has announced a very special privilege campaign!
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.
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has closed・・・ In memorial of 10 years of this legendary and unorthodox label, a new bible will be released: ARCHIVES 2003~2013. Furthermore, this timeless collector's item will include UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's last live DVD!!
UNDER CODE's “treasure book” is called ARCHIVES 2003~2013 and will be released on June 20th, 2013, through the label's official web shop. The book will collect 128 full color pages, and will cost 12,600 yen. The book will feature 6 major sections, but will also include a two-point special privilege, as well as a web shop limited privilege:
A great number of artists' official photos
Exclusive live report of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION last event Nihon Seiatsu FINAL -since 2003~2013- 2013.5.03 at Osaka BIG CAT
Extensive biography and discography files for all signed artists
Personal interviews: Ray (NEGA) × CO- (F・B) / SAN (NEGA) × Maaya (CindyKate) / YUUI (CindyKate) × Rayka (REALies) / KANATA (LIN) × Misery (Megaromania) / RIKU (LIN) × JIN (NEGA) × Yamada Takafumi (UCP staff)
10 years' worth of private offshot photos, about 700 in total
KISAKI's last interview
Application ticket to special project exclusively for purchasers (application deadline: 2013-07-20)
Complete live DVD (over 3 hours of footage) of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION last event Nihon Seiatsu FINAL -since 2003~2013- 2013.5.03 at Osaka BIG CAT
【WEB SHOP PRIVILEGE】
Unique, only-one-in-the-world special CD by Ray (NEGA) × CO- (F・B) special unit AD LIBBERS (アドリヴァーズ), in which they create a completely original song based on the title you specify
KISAKI has finally revealed the “UNDER CODE PRODUCTION LAST COLLABORATION”... It's a special collaboration unit band, 「D・N・A」 which will appear on a new tribute to hide omnibus!!
As part of hide anniversary project ROCKET DIVE 2003-2014 (which celebrates the 15th anniversary of his passing, 20th anniversary of his musical activities, and 50th birthday), his tribute album series hide TRIBUTE SPIRITS has been expanded. Throughout these two years, 6 more entries to the series will be released―starting with two visual kei entries, hide TRIBUTE Ⅱ -Visual SPIRITS- and hide TRIBUTE Ⅲ -Visual SPIRITS-.
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION special collaboration unit 「D・N・A」 will appear in the second omnibus, covering hide's Junk Story. The lineup of the unit is unknown, but the photoshoot featured all vocalists of UNDER CODE's currently-active bands, plus KISAKI―so, we can assume those people will be involved.
hide TRIBUTE Ⅱ -Visual SPIRITS- will be released on July 1st, 2013. Tracklist is below:
KISAKI has been dropping hints about “UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's last collaboration.” Although it's unclear what the collaboration is, we have the following information:
It involves the vocalists of all current UNDER CODE bands―they just did a photoshoot (see above) with KISAKI specifically for the collaboration.
It probably involves music―KISAKI's been in the studio working on arrangement.
It seems to have been decided at the last minute―KISAKI said that he's been in the studio for hours, under intense pressure, trying to finish by the upcoming deadline.
My guess is a last collaboration song, maybe something like KISAKI did with Wataru, RIKU, and Jui in 2007 when 12012, Phantasmagoria, and VIDOLL were graduating from the label (...well, were planning to, anyway). What do you think? Whatever the last collaboration is, we'll find out on May 3rd, when it's announced at UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's last live.
2013-04-30 edit: A special photoset of the collaboration photos (seen above) will be sold at UNDER CODE's dissolution event for 2,000 yen. Cheki from the photoshoot will also be sold, in pairs, for 1,000 yen.
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.
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).
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!
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.
UNDER CODE artists have been featured in a lot of omnibuses lately. First, there's the last memorial omnibus, High Style Paradox 2003~2013, which features all UCP artists. Second, Megaromania and LIN will participate in a special omnibus compiled by PENICILLIN guitarist Chisato (to which LIN will contribute a new song). And finally, sever UNDER CODE bands have been featured in a digital compilation series called VISUAL☆INVASION. Details for all are below:
I've compiled a list of all shop privileges for UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's recently-released and upcoming collection albums. So if any of you are planning to buy any, be sure to get the best privileges! (And maybe even coordinate with each other to get different privileges and share them~!)
Hair and makeup studio, and frequent UCP collaborator, Tritt fur Tritt has announced a special festival to celebrate UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's 10th anniversary!
The festival is called Kami Matsuri (神まつり), and will be held on 2013-03-03 from 13:00 to 16:00 (JST). Several special programs will take place:
【Kami Matsuri part ①】
In commemoration of UNDER CODE's upcoming dismantling, special Tritt fur Tritt × UNDER CODE PRODUCTION history booths will be erected!
The first booth will feature photos of hair and makeup creations by Tritt fur Tritt of UNDER CODE's past and present artists. It will also feature music samples of those artists.
The second booth will feature a special history of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION exhibition.
【Kami Matsuri part ②】
KISAKI and Sui (Megaromania) will act as employees at the front desk for 3 hours! They will appear in full hair, makeup, and costume. (Of course, they won't actually perform any beauty treatments on customers!)
【Kami Matsuri part ③】
A special 3-hour-limited beauty treatment menu will be featured! All treatments on the special menu will cost only 1,500 yen! (However, each customer is limited to 2 treatments only.)
Petite EX (hair color treatment―up to 3 natural colors; or 2 vivid or special colors)
Petite Mori (quick, simple hair styling)
Flat iron or loose curls
Original 2 braids (KISAKI or Sui will give counsel on the style of the 2 braids!)
【Kami Matsuri part ④】
All visitors will receive special welcome drink “God's extravagant drink”! It will be presented in a special Tritt fur Tritt cup.
Two-shot cheki! For 1,000 yen, each customer will receive an original cheki of themselves with KISAKI or Sui.
Club-Zy special goods! The first 5 customers to present their club Zy. premium membership number will receive a special comment + signature card from KISAKI and Sui, as well as original Tritt fur Tritt goods.
Megaromania has revealed the tracklisting of their upcoming best album. It seems to have been cut to 12 tracks (it was announced as having 13), but is pretty solid (if unimaginative). Check out the tracklist for all three versions (and links to buy them!) below:
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced that, in collaboration with SHOXX, it will release its 10th anniversary memorial last omnibus, High Style Paradox 2003~2013. The mail-order-limited omnibus will be released in March, and will feature all significant bands (32 in total) signed to UNDER CODE PRODUCTION throughout its 10 years of activity.
Those who purchase the omnibus before February 28th will receive a special 24 month calendar.
Because the omnibus is mail-order-limited through SHOXX, it will not be available to overseas customers via usual means. However, I organize a group order as soon as I find a viable shopping service—expect a separate with details.
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced its 10th anniversary last tour: Nihon Seiatsu FINAL -since 2003~2013- (日本制圧FINAL -since 2003~2013-). The tour will take place from March 1st through May 3rd, after which UNDER CODE will dismantle.
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!
Pretty ambitious of the boys to play in every session band!! Sounds like an awesome event.
Megaromania has just announced that they'll release a new best-of album, in 3 types, in february. Each type contain 13 songs. In addition to this, the type A comes with a full live DVD of their one-man live "「Border of “「Heaven」 or 「hell」” ～Tenchikai no Kyoukaisen～", the type B comes with a PV DVD, and the type C comes with a new unreleased song. Full details below.
Those who purchase the three types on the UCP official webshop will receive a personalized message from his favorite member and a bonus DVD of Sui's Birthday event on 2013.1.24. The new look is also available, check this out below.
As part of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's 10th anniversary special events, a special live will be held to commemorate KISAKI's 20 years (!!) of legendary band activity. UNDER CODE's biggest bands will appear at the event, and will each play 2 cover songs from KISAKI's bands.
By the way, this is labeled the “Chikasen (UNDER CODE) version”. I wonder if there will be a Matina version announced later??
Megaromania has finally revealed the official photo to accompany its Heaven's Novel concept maxi-single.
Well, OK, not really—the photo was actually posted last month, but I forgot to post about it—but they did just release the tracklisting for that single. So, let's use this opportunity to post multiple bits of news: check out the band's newest look above, the tracklisting for their upcoming single below, and the tracklisting for their recently-released live DVD below that. Thoughts?
Megaromania group at Livejournal, Megaromania Fans, has posted scans of the English translation of Megaromania's interview in Cure Vol.111. In the interview, Megaromania talks extensively about the creation of the songs featured in Propaganda, and also briefly touches on Heaven's Novel, their live DVD, and upcoming shows. A sample is below—for the full thing, check Megaromania Fans.
I would like to ask about Propaganda. First of all, please me about the main song, “Propaganda.” Yushi: I was told that everyone will be performing with lower tuning, so I searched for a clean tone that sounds good. The song itself is really fast, but I tried not to use same phrases over and over.
UNDER CODE has hastily decided to hold another edition of CLUB★地下线 (CLUB★Chikasen) immediately after its New Year countdown live. At the event, all UNDER CODE band members (except from Cu[be]) and 120 lucky attendees will drink and have fun!
Megaromania has just released a clip from the PV of their upcoming concept single Propaganda! Check it out below and sound off with your thoughts! Propaganda will be released this October and is available at CDJapan for preorder now.
Finally! The first full albums from Cu[be], REALies, SUZAKU, and Vior gloire are now available for preorder at CDJapan! Dali's last best album, LIN's album re-release and live DVD, and Megaromania's new singles and live DVD are available as well.
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?
At last night's tour final oneman, Megaromania announced a three month consecutive release campaign! Thanks to a flyer scan provided by Megaromania fan twitter @megaromania_st, we now have [almost*] full details. (* Since the flyer image a bit blurry, some details are unable to be read.)
First up in October, the band will release a new concept single, Propaganda, in two types. Each copy will include an alternate jacket with a photo of one member (5 possible jackets in total, each copy contains one randomly selected). Those who buy both types from the official web shop will receive a cheki of their desired member in cosplay.
Next, in November, the band will release a live DVD of tonight's oneman final. Those who buy both types from the official web shop will receive a message DVD from the member of their choice.
Finally, in December, the band will release concept single Heven's Novel (SIC) in two type. Those who buy both from the official web shop will, again, receive a cosplay cheki of the member of their choice.
Included in both singles will be an application form; those who submit at least two of those forms will receive a free SPECIAL DVD containing footage from the band's 4th anniversary secret party.
Megaromania has announced that they will hold a “4th Anniversary memorial After Secret Party” on September 3rd at 涩谷 (Shibuya) CLUB CRAWL. Entrance to the party is free, but invite only—invitations will be extended to the first 150 people to present A-type ticket stubs from the band's 7/29 oneman.
おかむら准备室 (okamura's preparation room) is the blog of AKI OKAMURA, the head graphic designer for Matina and UNDER CODE PRODUCTION. OKAMURA's latest entry is about her creation of custom drum heads for Megaromania, and she has graciously given me permission to post a translation here!
It was announced today that Megaromania and REALies will “clash” in a twoman battle. The two-day twoman is called Clash of the survivors, appropriately enough, and will be held this September. Quite a strange pairing, but it should make for a great live!
UNDER CODE has announced that five, previously limited CDs will be sold at regular shops starting September 12th. Luckily for us, three of those CDs can already be purchased through CDJapan!—the other two are available at Brand X. CD list and links to purchase below:
In 2007, UNDER CODE PRODUCTION sponsored a “Tribute to Phantasmagoria” tour at which all bands payed homage to Phantasmagoria. It has since become tradition for the label to host an annual “Tribute to Phantasmagoria” memorial live on the band's disbandment anniversary. And this tradition continues in 2012!
At yesterday's session live, KISAKI announced a new volume of his 轮・回・転・生 (Rin・ne・ten・sei) event series: Matina VS UNDER CODE PRODUCTION! The live will be held in August and will feature 3 Matina bands, 3 UNDER CODE bands, and a special session band.
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.
Hi guys! The members of the Megaromania street team are now very busy trying to organize some projects to welcome Megaromania warmly when they come to Europe. As you may know already, the fan book project was cancelled due to lack of participation, so we are trying to come up with different alternatives that don't involve so much effort from the fans.
BOUQUET We are planning to buy a flower bouquet for the band. However, it's a very expensive thing to buy (~150€), so we will be happy to receive donations that can help us pay for a beautiful one. Any kind of help will be more than welcome. Please contact me via private message or mail me at email@example.com if you're interested!
FAN MESSAGES At the Paris live (and possibly in the German dates too), a member of the ST will carry a big white cloth in which people at the queue can draw, write messages, etc. We just need your participation while waiting!
Hi everyone! As you know, Megaromania are coming to Europe in March! For this reason, the staff of the Megaromania Street Team and the community are trying to organize a fan project to welcome the band warmly. However, we need your help with this! You can send us a message for the band, which will be featured in a fan book, or help us organize some projects we are trying to do at the Paris live. Any kind of help will be welcome!
As you know, Megaromania held their oneman last night, at which they had an important announcement... a new single and their second full album!!
First, they'll release a special Valentine's Day single called Cynthia. The single will be available only at lives and through the official web shop, and those who buy it can apply for a special hand-written postcard from the member of their choice!
Second, Megaromania will release their second full album, Artistical Glint! It will be released in two types: the A type containing a PV and the B type containing a bonus track. Other than that, the album will include album remixes of AURORA-destinies of world- and Oath-cross of eternity-, for a total of 10 songs. Those who buy from the official web shop will receive a signed cheki and personalized message DVD. Furthermore, the album will include application tickets for a PV offshot and studio recording DVD.
Cynthia 2011-02-14; 1,050 yen; VALENTINE SPECIAL SINGLE CD
※ includes application for selected-member signed message postcard 01. Cynthia
Artistical Glint TYPE:A 2011-04-25; 4,200 yen; second full album CD+DVD
※ official web shop double privilege: selected-member signed cheki and custom message DVD ※ includes application for PV offshot and studio recording footage DVD CD 01. AURORA-destinies of world- (not actual track order)
CD 02. Oath-cross of eternity- (not actual track order)
CD 03~10. (Unspecified new songs)
DVD 01. Cynthia PV
Artistical Glint TYPE:B 2011-04-25; 3,150 yen; second full album CD
※ official web shop double privilege: selected-member signed cheki and custom message DVD ※ includes application for PV offshot and studio recording footage DVD 01. AURORA-destinies of world- (not actual track order)
02. Oath-cross of eternity- (not actual track order)
03~10. (Unspecified new songs)
11. with Sympathizer (bonus track)
And of course they have lives to go with these releases! First they'll hold a two-day showcase oneman live to celebrate the release of Cynthia. Then they'll embark on their Europe tour and then return to Japan with a free oneman. Finally, they'll spend the summer on a national oneman tour. At the tour final, they'll distribute a DVD in three types (randomly selected) containing footage taken throughout the tour.
So, Astan has given to us the detail about the ticket sale!
1 - We have to send an email to Astan from January the 3rd, not before. Here's the adress : www.astan-magazin.de 2 - It's the same for all the dates, one ticket is 27€. 3 - We still don't know anything about the paiement method, but I know they don't accept paypal, so I assume that we have to pay via "bank transfer." (I dunno the english word for that, sorry) 4 - The sooner you buy one ticket, the sooner you'll enter in the concert hall.(This works only if you buy one ticket via Astan email)
Unfortunately for Lin fans... Megaromania is taking their place for the upcoming European Undercode tour !
It was announced today on Steff from AstanMagazin's facebook page :
"Because of personal reasons, LIN / RIN will not be able to come in February. Undercode Production just told me about this via e-mail. In February no LIN / RIN . The tour is pushed to summer 2012. The place of LIN / RIN will be taken by a band called MEGAROMANIA This is what Undercode have decided..."
As they are supposed to take Lin's place, I suppose they will play in the same cities on the same dates. Given this, as for Lin, only two dates are confirmed, but 4 are planned to take place :
02/25 : Bochum (Germany) 02/26 : Paris (France)
Anyway, this news isn't that bad for Lin fans, since they are now supposed to come later in 2012 (maybe with more songs !)
Megaromania will embark on a threeman tour with ベルベット (VELBET) and Lycaon. The tour will take place in all three major cities, and is called さわやか三組 (Sawayaka Sangumi). (There were two omnibus releases with a similar name—3 instead of 三—so this tour might be sponsored by the same people.)
Both types of Megaromania's upcoming Christmas single, BLESSING MYTH, are now available to overseas customers exclusively through CDJapan! Although TYPE B is available everywhere, TYPE A is limited to the official web shop, so CDJapan is the only place to get it. There are only 30 copies—act quickly if you're interested!
Megaromania announced a oneman performance to celebrate the release of their upcoming Christmas single. It's called with Sympathizer and will be held on 2011-12-20 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) LOFT.
Because six limited releases in one year wasn't enough already, the band will be selling a live-limited “rare track CD” at the venue. Additionally, there will be a raffle for various presents from each member.
Finally, there will be an important announcement during the live.
I wonder what the announcement is--hopefully something good! But in the mean time, what is up with them an limited releases?!
Megaromania has debuted their new photoshoot (a re-styling of their most recent look), and they've announced a special X'mas single to go along with it! The single will be released in two types: the mail-order-limited A type, and the normal-sale common B type. Type A will include a live DVD, while type B will include a bonus track. Additionally, the first press (which I assume includes both types) will include alternate picture jackets (one for each member).
BLESSING MYTH 通信販売限定盤 TYPE:A (Tsuushinhanbai Genteiban TYPE:A) 2011-12-21; 5,250 yen; maxi-single CD + live DVD; UCCD-308A ※ mail-order limited ※ includes alternate member jacket (of 5 total) CD 01. BLESSING MYTH DVD 01. live footage from 2011-09-29 oneman tour final
BLESSING MYTH 一般流通通常盤 TYPE:B (Ippan Ryuutsuu Tsuujouban TYPE:B) 2011-12-21; 1,260 yen; maxi-single CD; UCCD-308B ※ includes alternate member jacket (of 5 total) 01. BLESSING MYTH 02. Black Temptation
The official web shop privilege, along with an early ship date of 2011-12-15, is a signed cheki from the member of your choice, plus a Christmas message DVD which features the member of your choice, in a Santa costume, giving a one-of-a-kind message just for you. (This offer only applies to preorders before November 30th—after that, the privilege is a random signed cheki only.)
Megaromania announced two special live projects this morning (I feel like they have the most going on, live wise, of all the UNDER CODE bands!). The first is a threeman called Dark profound thought Vol.2 (a sequel to their 2010 threeman with ALSDEAD and SaTaN).
The second event is a “PREMIUM LIMITED ONEMAN,” which serves both as a “disciple thanksgiving” (aka fan appreciation) event and a birthday celebration for bassist 氷牙-Hyoga-. Several things make this live a special one. First, it's limited to 100 attendees. Second, tickets will go on sale at a Megaromania live on 2011-09-09, and, for that day only, will cost only 1,016 yen (rather than the normal 3,000 yen). Also, in addition to the oneman performance from Megaromania, シンディケイト (CindyKate) and ラメ (RAME) of VIDOLL(!) will do guest performances, and special activities, which have yet to be announced, will also be held.
Lastly, if you attend both the 2011-10-15 threeman and the 2011-10-16, 氷牙-Hyoga- himself will give you a memorial present at the premium oneman. So cool!
Hello! Today Megaromania's revival mini-album, Quintessence Voyage is released!
For those of you who didn't purchase physical copies, please consider buying a digital version! US residents can buy a digital version of TYPE C, which includes the bonus track bouquet, from Amazon US for $5.94. And if you just want an individual song, it's only $0.99. If you're on the fence, you can use the widget below to preview the tracks and buy them if you like:
You can also purchase the album on iTunes here, but it's more expensive at $7.74.
So, those of you who have purchased the album, what do you think?! My favorite song so far is if...reminiscence, because the chanting/operatic vocal is just awesome!
First of all, Megaromania's new look has finally been officially revealed! Check out photos here and here.
Second, the band has announced a oneman tour to celebrate the release of their mini-album. The tour is called kingdom the emergence, and will be held throughout September. At each stop on the tour, Megaromania will freely distribute a tribute single (as in, the band will cover someone else's song). Each live will have its own version of the single with a different song.
Megaromania Tribute Single -A Type- 2011-09-24; 0 yen; live-limited tribute single CD ※ distributed freely at 2011-09-24 oneman 01. (Unspecified tribute song A)
Megaromania Tribute Single -B Type- 2011-09-25; 0 yen; live-limited tribute single CD ※ distributed freely at 2011-09-25 oneman 01. (Unspecified tribute song B)
Megaromania Tribute Single -C Type- 2011-09-29; 0 yen; live-limited tribute single CD ※ distributed freely at 2011-09-29 oneman 01. (Unspecified tribute song C)
What do you think about the new costumes? I seriously LOVE them! First, they look like cool European pirates or something—still Megaromania-esque, but just different enough that they're not boring. But more importantly, this is like the first time I think all the members look good. Usually Megaromania has a problem with ill-fitting costumes or ugly-ass makeup/hair, but everyone seems to be good this time! (even Hyoga |D)
Also, this really made me laugh: it was a huge deal when Megaromania announced their big oneman at O-WEST, but now they've just announced another one as if its nothing! I guess that means ticket sales went well, ahahahah~
Lastly, WHY DO YOU KEEP RELEASING LIVE-LIMITED STUFF? This will make 5 CDs, arghhh.
Megaromania have two instore events coming up on the 17th and 18th, and it seems that they'll sell special items there to commemorate their 3rd anniversary. In addition to the usual photosets and cheki, they'll be selling special cheki (featuring the members in old costumes), old photosets, and old cheki sets (in limited quantities).
Old-costume cheki (500 yen)
Old cheki sets (1,500 yen)
Old photosets (1,000 yen)
Similarly, the band will sell several special goods at their O-WEST oneman on the 24th. This includes the special cheki of the members in old costumes, limited live photosets (sold only at that live), and anniversary t-shirts. In addition, it will be the last time to buy old Megaromania goods, as they will be discontinued after the live.
Old-costume cheki (500 yen)
Live photoset type A (1000 yen)
Live photoset type B (1000 yen)
3rd anniversary t-shirt (2,000 yen)
Last chance goods (to be discontinued):
Old photosets (1,000 yen) Old posters Old photo stickers
Those who spend 3,000 yen or more on the special oneman goods will receive a limited 3rd anniversary message DVD featuring the member of their choice. Megaromania -
3周年記念メッセージDVD (3 Shuunen Kinen MESSAGE DVD) -Type A- 2011-06-24; 0 yen; present message DVD ※ with purchase of 3,000 yen of goods 01. 翠-Sui-: (3rd anniversary message)
3周年記念メッセージDVD (3 Shuunen Kinen MESSAGE DVD) -Type B- 2011-06-24; 0 yen; present message DVD ※ with purchase of 3,000 yen of goods 01. 美沙麗-Misery-: (3rd anniversary message)
3周年記念メッセージDVD (3 Shuunen Kinen MESSAGE DVD) -Type C- 2011-06-24; 0 yen; present message DVD ※ with purchase of 3,000 yen of goods 01. 蜘影-Chikage-: (3rd anniversary message)
3周年記念メッセージDVD (3 Shuunen Kinen MESSAGE DVD) -Type D- 2011-06-24; 0 yen; present message DVD ※ with purchase of 3,000 yen of goods 01. 氷牙-Hyoga-: (3rd anniversary message)
3周年記念メッセージDVD (3 Shuunen Kinen MESSAGE DVD) -Type E- 2011-06-24; 0 yen; present message DVD ※ with purchase of 3,000 yen of goods 01. 邑詩-Yushi-: (3rd anniversary message)
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).
Earlier this month, Megaromania announced that they would hold a live to commemorate the release of a mini-album. Finally, some details about that mini-album have been revealed!
Edit: the band has announced a sponsored event tour to celebrate the release of the mini-album, and a live-limited single will be sold during the tour. Also, I've added official web shop privilege to the release info. And lastly, check out this big picture of Megaromania ...and this one :D
Megaromania's new mini-album is called Quintessence Voyage and will be released in three types this August. Types A and B are limited versions that will include a DVD; type C will simply include a bonus track.
Each type will include a random trading card, of six total. Each type will also include an application form; all three forms can be redeemed for a bootleg DVD (contents unspecified).
Those who purchase all three types from the official web shop will receive three privileges. First, an early ship date of 2011-07-25; second, a signed cheki of the member of your choice; and third, a DVD with two live clips.
Quintessence Voyage 限定盤 TYPE:A (Genteiban TYPE:A) 2011-08-03; 3,990 yen; mini-album CD+DVD; sole pressing; UCCD-295A ※ includes random trading card (of 6 total) ※ includes application form for bootleg DVD ※ official web shop triple type privilege: cheki + live DVD CD 01. (Unannounced new song) CD 02. (Unannounced new song) CD 03. (Unannounced new song) CD 04. (Unannounced new song) CD 05. (Unannounced new song) DVD 01. (60 minutes footage from 2011-06-24 oneman)
Quintessence Voyage 限定盤 TYPE:B (Genteiban TYPE:B) 2011-08-03; 3,360 yen; mini-album CD+DVD; sole pressing; UCCD-295B ※ includes random trading card (of 6 total) ※ includes application form for bootleg DVD ※ official web shop triple type privilege: cheki + live DVD CD 01. (Unannounced new song) CD 02. (Unannounced new song) CD 03. (Unannounced new song) CD 04. (Unannounced new song) CD 05. (Unannounced new song) DVD 01. Quintessence Voyage (PV)
Quintessence Voyage 通常盤 TYPE:C (Tsuujou TYPE:C) 2011-08-03; 2,940 yen; mini-album CD; sole pressing; UCCD-295C ※ includes random trading card (of 6 total) ※ includes application form for bootleg DVD ※ official web shop triple type privilege: cheki + live DVD 01. (Unannounced new song) 02. (Unannounced new song) 03. (Unannounced new song) 04. (Unannounced new song) 05. (Unannounced new song) 06. bouquet (Bonus track)
Megaromania has announced a sponsored event tour to celebrate the release of their new mini-album. The tour is called Wail of crest, and will take place throughout August. (The mini-album will be sold at the tour's first date, a day before its official release.)
Additionally, the band has written a new song, Wail of crested, specifically for the tour. The song will be sold at each live as a live-limited single. (Not to be confused with the free, live-distributed CD at their upcoming oneman!)
Wail of crested 2011-08-02; ? yen; live-limited single CD 01. Wail of crested
I've edited the post with a bunch of new information since I originally posted it, so be sure to give it a look to make sure you didn't miss anything! But anyway, what do you think about this great news? The mini-albums are more expensive than usual, but at least that means they'll include full songs rather than SEs~ Which type would you like to buy?
First of all, Megaromania will be release a new mini-album! (No other details are available.) To celebrate the release, as well as their 3rd anniversary (yay!), they'll be holding a three-day sponsored event—which seems to be a threeman, but they're not calling it that, so whatever:
Then, as a special thanks to fans of Megaromania, the band will hold a special night live. At the live, Megaromania will play all/some new songs from the mini-album, and several special session bands will appear.
Oh, and this doesn't fit here, but I never posted about it, so: purchasers of Oath -cross of eternity- could mail in proofs of purchase from both types and would get a pamphlet for Megaromania's The Quintessence Voyage in return. I don't know what the time limit on this offer is or if it was affected by the earthquake. At any rate, you'll have to live in Japan or get someone there to do it for you if you plan to send in for this gift. (Sorry that I've reported this so late!)
It has been suddenly decided that Dali and Megaromania will hold a versus twoman in May. A special version of the long-running Chikasen TOP5 session band will also appear as a special guest. Finally, a new band (featuring ex-brodiaea guitarist KEI!) will appear as an opening act, and there will be a special large session at the end.
Anyone want to join an official web shop order that I'm placing?
Basically, I'd like to see the privileges that come with buying both types of Lin's singles or both types of Megaromania's singles from the official web shop, but I can't afford that much. Soooo, if you were planning to buy those singles anyway, join my order :D? I'll pay all of the shipping, in return for rips (and you are free to rips of the Lin bootleg DVD and CindyKate single that I'll be ordering).
Sorry to those who are embarrassed to see me scheming like this :D
Sort of late posting this, but, uh, derp. For no reason at all, Megaromania and シンディケイト (CindyKate) have decided to hold a coupling live (they're calling it a “formation commemoration emergency special project”). The live will include both bands plus some “special projects” (collaboration talk, session bands, etc.).
Hello dear UNDER CODE lovers. After some failed tries to contact the administrators of the two current Megaromania communities (one was never updated and the other seems to be dead) I decided to create a proper community for the band. It has been created for the band's complete revival, so I think it will be good to have a brand new and 'revived' community for the band now. As it was created just some days ago, there's still lots of work to do, but with your help I'm sure it will grow better!
UNDER CODE OHP has just updated with official Megaromania details!
First, according to their new flyer, 2011-01-01 marks Megaromania's complete revival! Second, it's officially confirmed: 邑詩-yushi- is now the official drummer. Now that the band is “completely revived” as a five-member unit, they've made some changes to commemorate the event: a new look and new logo. You can see both in their new flyer.
Next up, it seems that the predictions I posted yesterday were right: Megaromania will release the first single of their complete revival on 2011-03-23. The single is called Oath-cross of eternity- and will be released in two types, featuring the same title track + a different coupling track. For this first press of the single only, three very special bonuses will be included:
An application form for an unannounced special gift
A randomly selected card of 6 total
A bonus CD containing a live recording from Megaromania's first complete revival live at the UNDER CODE New Year event on 2011-01-01
Oath-cross of eternity- -A Type- 2011-03-23; 1,365 yen; complete revival first maxi-single CD + application form for special present + 1 randomly selected trading card of 6 total + first-press limited bonus live CD CD 01. Oath-cross of eternity- CD 02. Crimson First-press limited bonus CD 01. Cardinal Sin (Live on 2011-01-01)
Oath-cross of eternity- -B Type- 2011-03-23; 1,365 yen; complete revival first maxi-single CD + application form for special present + 1 randomly selected trading card of 6 total + first-press limited bonus live CD CD 01. Oath-cross of eternity- CD 02. Ideal future First-press limited bonus CD 01. Punish for pain (Live on 2011-01-01)
And finally, a oneman to celebrate the release of the CD, to be held at Shibuya O-WEST!!! The oneman is called The Quintessence Voyage, and will take place on 2011-04-01. As a special bonus, a CD containing a brand new song will be freely distributed at the live.
(Unknown title) 2011-04-01; 0 yen; live-distributed single CD 01. (Unknown title)
The single sounds great—I'm glad there are only two types this time hahaha! And O-WEST... That's absolutely huge! 600 capacity, which is way bigger than anything they've done before. If you know anyone in Japan, better bribe them to go |D Let's all wish that this can be Megaromania's best year ever!!
If you recall, Megaromania was to make an announcement at the New Year live last night. Well, there hasn't been any official announcement on the web yet, so I can't confirm, but this is what 2ch had to say:
Support drummer ゆうし (Yuushi) has officially joined
New release on 2011-03-22
and oneman at O-WEST on 2011-04-01
The support drummer officially joining is all but official confirmed, and the oneman has been reported by multiple people as well. Only one source at 2ch mentions the new release, but that's not a stretch of the imagination. I'll update as official details come out.
Exciting isn't it?
Hello everyone. I'm sorry to bother you all, but today I was checking KISAKI's blog and saw something interesting that I could not understand.
In this entry, KISAKI says something about Megaromania and 'new costumes', and attaches a photo.
Anyway, he also talks about the session band with Sui and Chikage, and the information is mixed when I try to translate it with Google. Some days ago he mentioned some big news (apparently for Megaromania) to be announced on 12/31, but again I'm not sure as I always translate things with Google.
I would be pleased if anyone could clear this up for me! Is this photo a new look for Megaromania? Are there some big news for Megaromania as I understood here?
Thank you in advance, and happy holidays to everyone n_n
Today KISAKI revealed the lineup of 妃&地下線オールスターズ (Kisaki & Chikasen ALL STARS), the special band that's set to appear at UNDER CODE's new year countdown event. (By the way, I think they were originally announced as the countdown band, but it seems Nega's doing that now.)
Sort of a weird lineup, huh? Arc members are a given in any KISAKI session band, but for some reason I don't imagine Sui leading a group like that! Anyway, the members have been in the studio recording a backing track to their live song. Maybe that means they'll release it some day~ What do you think?
By the way, anyone else going through finals at school? Terrrrrible time ;(
SHOXX has decided to release a new omnibus in February to promote the bands that are building a new visual kei scene. The omnibus will be comprised of two discs (some new songs, some “rare” songs), and will be mail-order only. Those who order early will receive a cheki of the band of their choice (“main side” bands only--see below), as well as a special certificate that they can bring to the supporting tour, for which they'll receive a special, unspecified present.
Explosion showcase 2011-02; 3,360 yen; mail-order omnibus CD
In addition to the omnibus release, SHOXX will be sponsoring two supporting live tours. And of course, at most of the shows, those who attend will receive free presents of some kind.
Since it's mail-order only (meaning the applicant has to actually go to the post office), we can't really purchase the omnibus normally, and many shopping services won't be willing to help. But if you know your shopping service will help you out, here is the post explaining how to order.
Live photographs of several UNDER CODE bands are available for purchase through broma.jp and 7-Eleven. The photos seem to have been taken at the three day 漆黒のシンフォニー (Shikkoku no SYMPHONY) event at 埼玉会館ホール (Saitamakaikan HALL) in August.
For those of you familiar with the concept of digiphoto, you'll understand; basically, you select the photos you want online, and then you go to an actual 7-Eleven (in Japan only) and print them off at a special kiosk. This means that we overseas fans can't buy these the regular way, and I'm actually not even sure that many shopping services would be willing to help, since they would have to physically go somewhere.
But for those of you with especially nice shopping services or friends in Japan, here are links to the order pages:
Hello! At the new Megaromania website, at the profile section each member has a 'blog' link saying 'coming soon...' Well, that has made me curious since the first day I saw their website. Today I went to their website again and started wondering about their new blogs... and finally found them. They have all created ameba blogs, but they are still unveiled. Here are the links:
① 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) polaroids: you can now buy one-of-a-kind, signed polaroids of the members. Available types are a group photo, individual photos (except KANATA), and twoshots of RIKU with another member (except KANATA).
② 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) poster! I'm pretty sure this is the same poster that's CDJapan's privilege for buying the singles (can anyone confirm?). It's basically a giant version of their flyer.
③ Megaromania's new singles are up for preorder. The privilege for buying all types is a cheki of the member of your choice, along with a message + live DVD recorded on 2010-05-15.
④ Tons of 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) photosets! There are three photosets from their Prism. singles and four coupling photosets with 花少年バディーズ (Hanashounen BADDIES).
⑤ E'm ~grief~'s new singles are also up for preorder. The privilege for buying both is a cheki of your choice plus a live DVD recorded on 2010-05-30.
⑥ シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) new single is up for preorder (privilege: special DVD) and two photosets are up for sale (one from their first UCP look, the other from their new look)!
⑦ Synside new mini-album is up for preorder (privilege undecided) and two photosets are up for sale (one from their previous look, one from their new look). I want these so bad ;_;
⑧ Finally, ClearVeil last live DVDs! These are official bootlegs, so don't expect great camera work. But it's the only chance to see ClearVeil's last oneman lives (2010-06-20, 06-30, and 07-04)!
I had a dream last night that UNDER CODE was selling special photobooks of old bands such as Schwardix Marvally and Eze:quL (they also sold photobooks of old Power Rangers shows, but it made sense in my dream). I really wish that were true ;(
Any of you buying this cool stuff? I'd love ClearVeil's DVDs or Synside's stuff!
Megaromania revived on the 15th, and their “rebirth” is in full effect! (Thanks to for pointing this out.)
① First and foremost, they're releasing a new maxi-single in four types! The maxi-single is called AURORA -destines of world-, and all four types will come with that title track. The A type will also include a DVD with a PV for the song, while the B, C, and D types will simply include different bonus tracks. One of ten randomly selected trading cards will be included with each CD. And the official web shop privilege for buying all four is a cheki of the member of your choice plus a live DVD with footage from the band's revival live on the 15th.
② To celebrate the release, they're holding a unique five month sponsored live campaign called destinies of world ~一夜に魅せる二世界の創造~ (~Ichiya ni Bakaseru Nisekai no Souzou~). The dates and cities of the lives have been chosen, but [unsure about the translation here, could be majorly wrong:] the specific live house is actually for the fans to vote on and choose! The possible locations are:
2010-08-14: 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) AREA & CLUB PHASE
2010-09-20: 渋谷 (Shibuya) CHELSEA HOTEL & aube shibuya
2010-12-19: 目黒 (Meguro) 鹿鳴館 (Rockmaykan) & LIVE STATION
③ Finally, as mentioned before, they have a new look. It's seriously awesome! Their picture has been changed at the OHP, as have their profile pictures. Also, a new flyer has been posted!
Megaromania - AURORA -destinies of world- -豪華盤 (Goukaban) A Type- 2010-08-04; 1,995 yen; Maxi-single CD + PV DVD; Limited pressings + one of ten random trading cards ※ web shop privilege for purchase of all four: cheki + 2010-05-15 live DVD CD 01. AURORA -destinies of world- DVD 01. AURORA -destinies of world- PV AURORA -destinies of world- -通常盤 (Tsuujouban B Type- 2010-08-04; 1,365 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited pressings + one of ten random trading cards ※ web shop privilege for purchase of all four: cheki + 2010-05-15 live DVD 01. AURORA -destinies of world- 02. Punish for pain AURORA -destinies of world- -通常盤 (Tsuujouban C Type- 2010-08-04; 1,365 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited pressings + one of ten random trading cards ※ web shop privilege for purchase of all four: cheki + 2010-05-15 live DVD 01. AURORA -destinies of world- 02. Disillusion on heaven AURORA -destinies of world- -通常盤 (Tsuujouban D Type- 2010-08-04; 1,365 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited pressings + one of ten random trading cards ※ web shop privilege for purchase of all four: cheki + 2010-05-15 live DVD 01. AURORA -destinies of world- 02. Sabbath
What do you guys think? I'm pretty excited! And man, 蜘影-Chikage- is unrecognizable to me!
Just a quickie: at their revival live last night, Megaromania announced that a new release is coming. They haven't announced what type of release, when it will be released, etc., but those details should be revealed through the OHP soon.
Also, KISAKI posted a picture of the guys' new costumes. Pretty dramatic. (By the way, that's not a new drummer, but E'm ~grief~'s drummer on support.)
UNDER CODE is sponsoring a really cool event. It's called 地下線ボーカリストシャッフル祭!? (Chikasen VOCALIST SHUFFLE Matsuri!?) and, well, that pretty much says it all. Several UCP bands will play, but with different vocalists: 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) with 翠 (Sui); Megaromania with 儿 (Jin); Nega with 苓 (Ren); Arc with 拓 (Taku); and Dali with KO-JI. The event is to take place on 2010-07-14 at OSAKA MUSE.
① At the 水風船 (Mizufuusen) vs. ㈲ネガエンタープライゼス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) live last night, ㈲ネガエンタープライゼス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) sold their first single. The single came in five types, each one having the same song but a different comment track. Each type had the same cover art to make it impossible to visually tell which version is which. But on the plus side, they were all signed by the band! The single was live limited, so your chances to get it are gone... Yeah, I know, kind of late notice, but they didn't even announce it until the day of the live!
② The covers of Nega's NEGATIVISM album were posted at their official blog some time ago. You can see the A type here and the B type here.
③ Megaromania is preparing for their comeback and recently held a photoshoot. KISAKI posted a small preview of the shoot here. Another is at the official Megaromania blog here. Looks good!
④ chariots held its revival live as a solo project on the 3rd. The lineup, for those interested, consisted of RIKU (obviously) with support members: guitarist 悠 (Yuu) (ex-ゾディア (ZODIA)), guitarist ASHITO, bassist 憂里 (Yuuri) (Cu[be], ex-chariots), and drummer zodd (ex-ゾディア (ZODIA)).
・・・Mass Update Trilogy・・・ —Blood-red Final Chapter—
① 凛 (Rin) updates!
Yesterday, KISAKI posted a sneak peek of his outfit. Today, he changed the picture, so it now gives a glimpse of another member! Anyone happen to recognize that hand?
KISAKI posted a full-shot solo picture here. Looks good!
On 2010-04-13 and 2010-04-20, KISAKI will appear on television program LIVE Cheese. He'll give a comment and play a PV (not sure what the PV is for!).
The band members apparently did an interview. And in the 2010-04-21 issue of Cure, KISAKI will have a large feature as a member of 凛 (Rin). I don't think the other members will appear though ;(
② TAKESHI of VAGERKE was in the recording studio with KISAKI to do the chorus for a song. I'm pretty sure it was for 凛 (Rin), but it could possibly be Phantasmagoria. Hopefully this doesn't mean 凛 (Rin) is going in a super hardcore chariots-esque direction!
③ As part of the UNDER CODE 7th anniversary, more special photosets are on sale at the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP.
Two are of Phantasmagoria's 2010 look.
The other is a set with pictures of session bands that played at UNDER CODE's 2010-03-14 event. The session bands include 水風船 (Mizufuusen), (有)ネガエンタープライセス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES), 罪団法人黒十字2010 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2010), メガ龍 (Megaryuu), ハッピーセット (HAPPY SET), 地下線顔面偏差値トップ5!? (Chikasen Ganmen Hensachi TOP 5!?), and バースデー祝い隊 (BIRTHDAY Iwaitai).
④ The privilege for buying both types of 平成維新's (HEISEI ISHIN's) Prism. single from the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP is a signed cheki of the member of your choice. (May have posted that before, but it can't hurt to do it again.)
⑤ By the way, this is the ugly mirror that you could receive by purchasing Phantasmagoria's Diamond Dust and Seeds of Brain through the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP. It was designed by IORI. Good job bro.
⑥ Pretty sure no one reads all of these. New band: 「THE CAPITALS」 feat.KISAKI, MIYAVI, and LADY GAGA.
⑦ Old news, but relevant news: Cure Vol.81 will include a free omnibus CD called Cure NEW AGE COLLECTIONS, which features シンディケイト (CINDYKATE), ex-chariots band Cu[be], ロットマン (LOTMAN) -related band LOKI, and many others. And the whole thing was produced by KISAKI and UNDER CODE PRODUCTION! Apparently, a second CD will be included with Vol.82 and will feature different artists, but those haven't been announced yet.
⑧ Really old news! You know those unspecified presents UNDER CODE bands like to distribute? Here's what a few of them turned out to be.
The Synside present on 2010-02-27 was a comment CD.
The Megaromania present on 2010-02-28 was a comment CD(?). The Megaromania present on 2009-11-13 was Amethyst DJ MIX.
The シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) present on 2010-03-13 and 2010-03-14 was シンディケイトCM音源 (CINDYKATE CM Ongen), a sampler CD.
The 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) present on 2009-11-28 was a postcard and a special CD with unknown contents. The 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) present on 2009-12-25 was the same postcard and Merry Christmas SPECIAL CD with a comment and サンタが街にやってくる (SANTA ga Machi ni Yattekuru). 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) also released two untitled sampler CDs, one with a blank white label and the other with the default CD-R surface. I'm not sure when they were released, but it seems to have been at the same events as the last two presents I mentioned.
⑨ The Phantasmagoria version of the UCP 7th anniversary lucky bag present DVD that I mentioned here was filmed on 2010-03-18. Dali and Megaromania versions still haven't been announced. They better hurry up! Bag's supposed to ship soon!
⑩ Online store THE OFFICIAL SHOP sells Japanese photosets to overseas customers. Apparently, UNDER CODE released a bunch of photosets through the store way back in February and decided not to tell anyone. Anyway, you can find photosets of Phantasmagoria (2010), chariots, ClearVeil, Synside, two sets of Megaromania, two of Arc, two of 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN), and a special live photoset of Nega. Buy them and scan them for us!
V.A. - Cure NEW AGE COLLECTIONS 2010-04-21; 860 yen; Omnibus CD; Published by Cure 01. Cu[be]: 閃光プロローグ 02. Gallows: Masochist【K】 03. Six Bullet'z: Guilty 04. SOMATIC GUARDIAN: フリージア (FREESIA) 05. SIN: Faith less 06. My heaven's luck sisters: Love carved for the memories 07. アケノカラス (AKE NO KARASU): 職権乱用 (Shokkenranyou) 08. 69: Fly high 09. LYCORICE: 夕食 (Yuushoku) 10. NEOPHILIA:DRUG 11. Serendipity: 欠けた音符 (Kaketa Onpu) 12. Marie: Visualize Cinderella 13. ACTWEED: VampiЯe 14. SWEET MADONNA: Voice 15. LOKI: 真夜中衛星 (Mayonaka Eisei) 16. シンディケイト (CINDYKATE): -警告- (-Keikoku-)
① 凛 (Rin) recently finished their costuming, and finally had their official photography session today. I wouldn't be surprised if more sessions were planned, but hopefully they'll reveal these first official photos soon. KISAKI was kind enough to provide two tiny sneak peaks: here and here. They look pretty promising to me! What do you think?
② Megaromania has already announced their comeback! They will celebrate their 2nd anniversary with a sponsored event, 美醜の館 -Metempsychosis- (Bijuu no Kan -Metempsychosis-), on 2010-05-15 at 目黒鹿鳴館 (Meguro Rock Maykan) and on 2010-05-22 at OSAKA MUSE. Of course, an unannounced present will be distributed to those who attend. According to KISAKI, the lives will also kickoff a nationwide tour. No official drummer yet; a support drummer will be playing at the lives. (Side note: KISAKI says 憐蛇-Leda- “graduated” rather than left the band. I wonder if he's sticking around at UNDER CODE~)
③ I think I forgot to mention this before: Megaromania's 2010-03-31 activity pause live was filmed. The attendees got to write their names and addresses down. Those attendees will have their name appear in the credits for a DVD of the live that will be shipped to their home at a later date.
④ The covers of the new Arc single, コントラスト (CONTRAST), have been revealed. Here's the A type and the B type. Neither one of them looks that good, though ;x
④ If you recall, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) just held a twoman with ν. As part of the UNDER CODE 7th anniversary celebration, photosets featuring the two bands are on sale at the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP.
⑤ 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) is holding a twoman with 愛狂います。 (aicle。) on 2010-05-14 at ESAKA MUSE called 大阪brilliant city (Osaka brilliant city). According to official information, a “secret plan” will be enacted on that day, whatever that's supposed to mean!
⑥ 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) is also holding a coupling tour with 花少年バディーズ (Hana Shounen BADDIES) and guests ALiBi and DOGinThePWO. The tour is called ストレンジラボラトリィ (STRANGE LABORATORY) and takes place on 2010-06-18 at HOOK SENDAI, 2010-06-19 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) Live Space MARZ, 2010-06-25 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) HEART LAND, and 2010-06-26 at OSAKA MUSE. Another “secret plan” will be enacted during the lives, but I still have no idea what that's supposed to mean.
⑦ Nega recently began filming their NEO DESTRUCTION PV. So far, it's just forest and some old tunnels, but it should be cool anyway. KISAKI and the members posted a few preview pictures: 1, 2, 3, 4.
More stuff to post, but I'm ti-r-ed. Maybe there will be a mass post part three~
Well, UNDER CODE dropped the ball this time! They never announced the tracklistings for Megaromania'sOblivious best albums. Now that the CDs are out, I have the tracklistings for them.
Megaromania - Oblivious 豪華盤 (Goukaban) 2010-03-10; 3,990 yen; Selection album CD+DVD; UCCD-257A; Limited pressings CD 01. Gate of the Prophet CD 02. Reincarnation CD 03. Clear flora CD 04. Brilliance butterfly CD 05. KALEIDOSCOPE CD 06. In Universe -魂の邂逅- (In Universe -Kon no Kaikou-) CD 07. Cardinal Sin CD 08. Shadow as Christ CD 09. Fragrance Tales CD 10. Rain fall in solitude DVD 01. THE END OF VENGEANCE (Live) DVD 02. Gate of the Prophet (Live) DVD 03. Shadow as Christ (Live) DVD 04. KALEIDOSCOPE (Live) DVD 05. 美醜の果実 (Bishuu no Kajitsu) (Live) DVD 06. APOCALYPSE (Live) DVD 07. Amethyst (Live) DVD 08. God of Megaromania-純血ノ刻印- (Live) DVD 09. THE END OF VENGEANCE (Live) + One of six trading cards Oblivious 通常盤 (Tsuujouban) 2010-03-10; 3,150 yen; Selection album CD; UCCD-257B; Limited pressings 01. Gate of the Prophet 02. Reincarnation 03. Clear flora 04. Brilliance butterfly 05. KALEIDOSCOPE 06. In Universe -魂の邂逅- (In Universe -Kon no Kaikou-) 07. Cardinal Sin 08. Shadow as Christ 09. Fragrance Tales 10. Rain fall in solitude 11. Oblivious (Bonus track) + One of six trading cards
March will mark the 7th anniversary of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's formation. It's a huge milestone for the label, especially because that means it has officially outlasted Matina! To celebrate the anniversary, the label is making some very rare releases available via the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP, for a very limited time only!
① First, they're releasing official bootleg live DVDs of several session bands. Since they're bootlegs, the camera quality isn't amazing, but there will never be another chance to see these bands again! The DVDs range in price from 2,000 yen to 2,940 yen, so I'm assuming some are longer than others. Get them now if you want them!
② Second, the label's releasing a brand new lucky bag! Like the new year lucky bag, this one will contain 25,000 to 30,000 yen's worth of goods for only 3,675 yen. However, this one is even more special. Each set will contain a designed tote bag, the aforementioned goods, and a special “trading” DVD! Each DVD contains a comment and rehearsal footage (1 song) from one band. There are seven DVDs in total, and the one you get is completely random. However, anyone who buys three sets of lucky bags will receive all seven DVDs automatically! Reservations begin March 1st, and the bag will be sent out on April 10th. Quantities are extremely limited, so order now!
Anjyu' (one day revival) - OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-02-26; 2,940 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2009-09-22 one day revival) (JUKI from Aigis, YUKKIE and Yoshi from HEISEI ISHIN, and hina ex-Anjyu')
妃&関西貴族 (Kisaki & Kansai Kizoku) - OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-02-26; 2,940 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2006-10-14) (RAME from VIDOLL, JUN and KISAKI from Phantasmagoria, TAKKEN from CODMO A, and Tooru from 12012) OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-02-26; 2,940 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2006-10-31) (RAME and GIRU from VIDOLL, Tsukasa ex-bis, KISAKI from Phantasmagoria, and Tooru from 12012)
Pashya (one day revival) - OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 1 2010-02-26; 2,940 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2009-09-22 one day revival) (Io and Hijiri ex-Pashya, Akito and Reiya from chariots) OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2 2010-02-26; 2,100 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2010-01-17 one day revival) (Io and Hijiri ex-Pashya, Akito and Reiya from chariots)
罪団法人黒十字2009 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2009) - OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-02-26; 2,100 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2009-09-22 one day revival) (Riku and Matoi from Phantasmagoria, Ren and KEETO from Dali, KEI and Mahiro ex-brodiaea)
罪団法人黒十字2010 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2010) - OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2010-02-26; 2,100 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings 01. (Live footage from 2010-01-08 one day revival) (Riku from Phantasmagoria, Ren, KEETO, YUU, and Shunna from Dali, and Ryuuto from ClearVeil)
V.A. - 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag 2010-04-10; 3,675 yen; Lucky bag; Limited quantities ・ Specially designed tote bag ・ 25,000 to 30,000 yen's worth of goods ・ One of seven random special trading DVDs 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -A Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. Phantasmagoria: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. Phantasmagoria: Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -B Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. chariots: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. chariots: Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -C Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN): Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN): Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -D Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. ネガ (Nega): Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. ネガ (Nega): Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -E Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. Dali: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. Dali: Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -F Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. Megaromania: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. Megaromania: Comment 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag Special DVD -G Type- 2010-04-10; 0 yen; Lucky bag special trading DVD; Limited pressings 01. Arc: Rehearsal footage of unannounced song 02. Arc: Comment
I honestly wish I could get it all! The bootleg DVDs especially. I know UNDER CODE actually films a lot of its lives, so it's like getting a peek inside their secret archives. I'll definitely be getting the Tsumidan ones at least. And as for the lucky bag, well, it's always a great deal, and this one has the added bonus of the special DVDs. I wonder if I'll actually be able to get three... Must get that Dali DVD!
① Megaromania has been featured on VISUNAVI's main page. As you know, Oblivious (details here) will be the band's last release with its current lineup. Each member of Megaromania gave an official comment about that news in the VISUNAVI feature. You can read their comments here.
② According to 翠 (Sui), Megaromania will pause activities after the release. However, he promises that the band will return. Hopefully they'll stick to that.
① Sort of old news, but Phantasmagoria has announced a oneman for 2010-04-05 at 大阪 (Osaka) BIG CAT. The live is called Diamond Dust in Truth ~新たな約束~ (Diamond Dust in Truth ~Aratana Yakusoku~). Here's the catch though: it's a “60 Minute Limited Premium Live.” Tickets are being sold at the special price of 1,500 yen, and they're being sold exclusively through UNDER CODE's mobile site from 2010-01-20 through 2010-01-31 (after which they go on general sale).
② VIDOLL's シュン (SHUN) is having a birthday event at 目黒鹿鳴館 (Meguro Rock Maykan) on 2010-02-15, and some UNDER CODE artists will be there (along with people from other bands): KISAKI, JUN and IORI, ex-VIDOLL members ヒデ (HIDE) and ユキネ (YUKINE), and all the guys from Arc. And more people will be announced in the future, so I'll update if any other UNDER CODE guys are showing up.
③ After their tour final, The Prophecy of the XXX, Nega will be sponsoring an event to celebrate their 5th anniversary (wow!). The Counting Song of the XXX will take place on 2010-04-30 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) O-WEST. spiv states, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN), ケミカルピクチャーズ (CHEMICAL PICTURES), 己龍 (Kiryu), ベルベット (Velbet), DragonWAPPPPPPER, Zip.er, and amber gris will be appearing. Those who attend will receive a present.
④ 総長 (Souchou a.k.a. KO-JI of Arc) and りゅうと (Ryuuto) of ClearVeil are sponsoring an event. 地下☆ドル ~愛込めさせて頂きます~ (Chika ☆ DOLL ~Ai Komesasete Itadakimasu~) will be held on 2010-04-16 at 秋葉原 (Akihabara) CLUB GOODMAN. Arc, ClearVeil, and special session band 秋奈名原 -アキナバラ- (Akinabara -AKINABARA-) will perform.
⑤ I previously mentioned Megaromania's last lives with the current lineup. Well, the names of the lives have been revealed: Oblivious of farewell. The final show will be recorded, and those who attend will get their names put in the credits of the eventual DVD release. The DVD will be mailed later to those who attended the show.
⑥ Arc is sponsoring two birthday events. color踊る脚 -KO-JI BIRTHDAY EVENT- (color Odoru Ashi -KO-JI BIRTHDAY EVENT-) will take place on 2010-04-29 at OSAKA MUSE and will feature Arc, 【PaRADEiS】, HEAR, and ClearVeil (as a guest). Then, color踊る指先 -俊 BIRTHDAY EVENT- (color Odoru Yubisaki -Shun BIRTHDAY EVENT-) will take place on 2010-05-21 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) RUIDO-K3, and will feature Arc, MoNoLith, DANGER☆GANG, and Dali (guest). A special “secret” DVD will be distributed at both events.
⑦ To celebrate their upcoming single, Dali is sponsoring four events under the name パルスプラス4アカデミーズ (PULSE PLUS 4 ACADEMIES). The first two will be at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) RUIDO-K3 on 2010-04-10 and 2010-04-11. The final two will be held at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice on 2010-04-24 and 2010-04-25. A different present will be distributed at both pairs of lives.
⑧ Finally, シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) will sponsor an event to celebrate their upcoming CD. メトロポリスは今どこに?! (METROPOLIS wa Imadokoni?!) will take place on 2010-05-01 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) LIVE HALL aube shibuya.
② A bunch of releases have been added to the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION OFFICIAL WEB SHOP. The additions include the latest releases from chariots, シンディケイト (CINDYKATE), ClearVeil, Megaromania, Phantasmagoria, and Synside.
I really like the シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) covers! They are basically SEX AND THE CITY rip offs, and it's awesome. On the other hand, the chariots covers are ugly, and the Synside cover was revealed (in smaller form) a long time ago.
[And on that subject, don't forget to join if you're interested in Synside!]
The album announcement is a few days old, but the reason behind it isn't...
① This March, Megaromania will release a two-type “selection album” containing ten “unobtainable,” previously released tracks. This means anything from the band's first singles, which are now sold out, is fair game. Each copy of the album will include one of six trading cards. The A type, or “gorgeous version” will come with a DVD containing 40 minutes of live footage, while the B type (normal version) will include a bonus track.
② The band will hold three oneman lives to celebrate the release (however, the titles of the lives have not been announced). The first will take place on 2010-03-24 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA; the second, on 2010-03-25 at HOLIDAY OSAKA; and the third, on 2010-03-31 at SHIBUYA BOXX.
③ Finally, Megaromania will be losing member(s). That was revealed last night in the band's official blog. Who/how many will be leaving hasn't been revealed, but it's bad news regardless. Hopefully they won't disband...
Megaromania - Oblivious -豪華盤 (Goukaban)- 2010-03-10; 3,990 yen; Selection album CD+DVD; UCCD-257A; Limited pressings
CD 01~10. “Unobtainable” previously released songs
DVD 01. 40 minutes of live footage
+ One of six trading cards
Oblivious -通常盤 (Tsuujouban)- 2010-03-10; 3,150 yen; Selection album CD; UCCD-257B; Limited pressings
01~10. “Unobtainable” previously released songs
11. Oblivious (Bonus track)
+ One of six trading cards
Hello! We a Gerbera-221. Some times ago we finished our cosplay on Megaromania and would like to show you some photo's~ gerbera-221 are: me (Ryuuji) as Sui Ran as Leda omega_remixed as photographer Thank you for your attention!
The end of 2009 is coming soon. It feels a little sad to say goodbye to 2009. But at the same time, there are a lot of interesting festivals such as Christmas♪ Tokyo looks fantastic in this season, decorated with Christmas illuminations everywhere. But how will your favorite artists spend their Christmas...?
We did a survey on this question specially♪ It's the turn of Megaromania this time! Are you stilling feeling sorry for the delay of their live in Romania? Here is their Christmas present to fans as well★
Why don't you read this survey first and go to their live later? The most important thing is your continuous support!
Megaromania's Romania live has been “postponed.” Not very surprising considering the promoter didn't even have a way to buy tickets. :(.
In the band's official blog, they promise to reschedule the live for another time, with concrete details to be released later. Hopefully that will happen, but don't hold your breath (given UC's bad history with non-US overseas events).
The October edition features a preview of 平成維新's (HEISEI ISHIN) 破片 (Kakera) PV, a comment and live clip from ClearVeil, a comment and live clip from ネガ (NEGA), and a comment and live clip from chariots.
What do you guys think?
Edit 2010-03-16: As is, unfortunately, the usual case with UNDER CODE, this project was unofficially abandoned. The October edition (volume one) was initially hosted on UCP's website. On November 16th, UNDER CODE created an official YouTube channel, moved the first volume there, and released the second volume. The second volume featured:
chariots' ablaze my sorrow PV clip
comment and APOCALYPSE PV clip from Megaromania
comment and Drop Outer live clip from Arc
comment and 破片 (Kakera) PV clip from 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN)
No additional volumes were ever uploaded, and the project was quietly removed from the UCP website main page.
① A large version of chariots' 光 (Hikari) cover has been revealed. See it here.
② Tracklistings for chariots' first two concept singles and for Megaromania's first album have been released.
③ 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will be embarking on a three-city coupling tour with 宇宙戦隊NOIZ (Uchuu Sentai NOIZ) and spiv states. The tour is called “NEW WAVE #1”, and is being sponsored by Like an Edison. The lives will take place on 2010-01-20, 2010-01-21, and 2010-01-25 at 名古屋ell.FITS ALL (Nagoya ell.FITS ALL), ESAKA MUSE, and 渋谷O-WEST (Shibuya O-WEST), respectively.
⑤ These are all old, but I hadn't posted about them yet, so:
Arc is distributing a DVD at one live.
chariots is distributing a present at their 2009-12-15, 2009-12-23, and 2009-12-24 lives, and a DVD at another.
ClearVeil is distributing a DVD at one live.
E'm ~grief~ is distributing a present at their 2009-11-23 and 2009-12-18 lives.
平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will be distributing two special CDs at upcoming lives.
Megaromania is distributing a DVD at one live and a CD at another.
ネガ (NEGA) is distributing a DVD at two lives.
Arc - (Unknown title) 2009-11-07, 2009-11-21; 0 yen; Live distribution DVD (Contents unannounced)
chariots - 光 (Hikari) 2009-10-07; 1,575 yen; Concept maxi-single CD; Limited 5,000; UCCD-243 01. cigar 02. DAZZLE 03. 残影 (Zanei) 灰 (Hai) 2009-11-04; 1,575 yen; Concept maxi-single CD; Limited 5,000; UCCD-245 01. Fall ash 02. キャンバスに描かれるは灰色で塗り潰された理想の君 (CANVAS ni Egakareru wa Haiiro de Neritsubusareta Risou no Kimi) 03. reversal (Unknown title) 2009-12-16; 0 yen; Live distribution DVD (Contents unannounced)
ClearVeil - (Unknown title) 2009-10-10; 0 yen; Live distribution DVD (Contents unannounced)
平成維新 - (Unknown title) 2009-11-28; 0 yen; Live distribution CD (Contents unannounced) (Unknown title) 2009-12-25; 0 yen; Live distribution CD (Contents unannounced)
Megaromania - (Unknown title) 2009-11-08; 0 yen; Live distribution DVD (Contents unannounced) Prophetic Faction -the Universe- -A Type- 2009-11-11; 3,990 yen; First full album CD+DVD; Limited 1,111; UCCD-246A CD 01. Prologue&Epilogue CD 02. APOCALYPSE CD 03. Distrust Labyrinth CD 04. God of Megaromania -純血ノ刻印- (God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-) CD 05. Bloodshed CD 06. 美醜の果実 (Bishuu no Kanjitsu) CD 07. Angelical Jewelry CD 08. Remembrance Fantasia CD 09. Transparent Shine CD 10. Amethyst CD 11. -the Universe- DVD 01. APOCALYPSE PV Prophetic Faction -the Universe- -B Type- 2009-11-11; 3,150 yen; First full album CD; Limited 1,111; UCCD-246B 01. Prologue&Epilogue 02. APOCALYPSE 03. Distrust Labyrinth 04. God of Megaromania -純血ノ刻印- (God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-) 05. Bloodshed 06. 美醜の果実 (Bishuu no Kanjitsu) 07. Angelical Jewelry 08. Remembrance Fantasia 09. Transparent Shine 10. Amethyst 11. -the Universe- 12. Hallucination (Bonus track) (Unknown title) 2009-11-13; 0 yen; Live distribution CD (Contents unannounced)
ネガ (NEGA) - (Unknown title) 2009-11-29, 2009-12-06; 0 yen; Live distribution DVD (Contents unannounced)
I just scanned some UNDER CODE flyers and thought someone else might appreciate them, even though they're not recent ones. The first is a double-sided Dali/Megaromania flyer and the second is a double-sided ClearVeil/Dali flyer. Enjoy!
I've been pretty lazy, so most of this “news” is somewhat old.
① KISAKI: KISAKI's blog header has been updated. Also, KISAKI will appear as a special guest at Seven's upcoming event, ヴィジュアル大フィーバー (VISUAL Dai FEVER), at C.C.Lemon HALL on 2009-10-03.
② SIVA: SIVA is officially over, as of 2009-07-25! The DVD of their last live (a privilege of buying their best album through the UNDER CODE NET SHOP) has been completed.
③ 平成維新: Unless I'm misinterpreting, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) has been doing photography for the cover of the next issue of Cure! It seems that the band has new costumes as well (here's a preview).
④ Megaromania: It was mentioned that those who attended Megaromania's events on 2009-07-20, 2009-07-21, and 2009-07-22 would receive special presents. The presents were memorial postcards, which can be seen here.
⑤ Megaromania: To celebrate their first full album, Megaromania will be sponsoring two events in November. Mythlogical of Hallucination -First Day- will be held on 2009-11-08 at 心斎橋SOMA (Shinsaibashi SOMA), and those who attend will receive a special DVD. Mythlogical of Delusion -Second Day- will be held on 2009-11-13 at 池袋CYBER (Ikebukuro CYBER), and those who attend will receive a special CD.
⑥ Arc, Megaromania: Arc and Megaromania will sponsor a series of coupling events, Sympathize with One's Voice, on 2009-10-12, 2009-10-23, and 2009-10-24.
⑦ UNDER CODE: A new volume of the old UNDER CODE PRODUCTION live event series act unlawfully has been announced. act unlawfully Vol:20 will be held on 2009-09-29 at 高田馬場CLUB PHASE (Takadanobaba CLUB PHASE), and will feature chariots, ClearVeil, and others.
⑧ 平成維新: 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will take part in a coupling tour with n'DooL and お遊戯ゎが魔々団×【PaRADEiS】 (Oyuugi Wagamamadan ×【PaRADEiS】). The Revolutionary Supper ~革命の晩餐会~ (The Revolutionary Supper ~Kakumei no Bansankai~) will take place on 2009-10-03 at OSAKA MUSE, 2009-10-16 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA, and 2009-10-17 at 渋谷RUIDO K2 (Shibuya RUIDO K2).
⑨ chariots, ネガ: chariots and ネガ (NEGA) will take part in a two-day twoman live. UNDER showcase will take place on 2009-10-18 at 渋谷RUIDO K2 (Shibuya RUIDO K2) and on 2009-11-03 at OSAKA MUSE.
⑩ UNDER CODE: UNDER CODE's official store has changed addresses and been updated. The store is know being called UNDER CODE PRODUCTION OFFICIAL WEB SHOP (not a huge change) and can now be found at the address http://under-code.shop-pro.jp/. The new shop looks much cleaner and has more detailed information about each release. It also includes goods sections for many of the artists, so you can now buy photosets of most of the bands.
① KISAKI will be composing a song, ダークネス (DARKNESS), for the C type of Seven's first single, キラーチューン (KILLER TUNE). Seven is the latest random-ass project by ミチル (MICHIRU), owner of L∞p・Ash RECORDS, and is, for now, a collaboration with 真矢 (Shinya) of LUNA SEA.
② The covers of Megaromania's upcoming singles were put up at the UNDER CODE OHP a few days ago. You can view the covers here: evil, holy, and deus. Also, their pictures at the UNDER CODE OHP have been updated. Lastly, Megaromania's blog header has been updated as well.
③ ClearVeil's pictures have been updated at the UNDER CODE OHP. (Previously, only the group photo in the flash header had been updated.) You can see those here.
④ KISAKI announced in his blog a few days ago that a sampler CD of ネガ's (NEGA) album will be distributed at a few UNDER CODE lives.
⑤ Information about some UNDER CODE NET SHOP privileges has been put up. Kneuklid Romance's singles: three track karaoke CD; Megaromania's singles: digest DVD of their session event on 2009-06-01; SIVA's album: message + three tracks from their last live (thought I posted that one before, but can't find it).
⑥ UNDER GROUND MUSIC's ranking was updated a few days ago... It's basically the same, except that I noticed Dali's "herbit" is now on there, lol ("herbit" is the site's horrible misspelling of a habit).
⑦ Oh yeah, Kneuklid Romance's event sold out! Pretty sweet.
⑧ Oh yeah×2, KISAKI said a few days ago that there would be some sort of surprise regarding UNDER CODE lives. Wonder what it is!
Also, how weird is it that there were like NO releases from UNDER CODE this month?!
② ClearVeil's new look has been posted at the UNDER CODE OHP, but only in the flash movie on the main page. The pictures should be up at their profile soon. Details of their new release and its UNDER CODE NET SHOP privilege have been announced. A tour final oneman has been announced. Voice to remind you of awake -Time of awakening- will take place on 2009-10-10 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER. A special DVD produced by drummer 成華 (Naruka) will be distributed to those who attend.
③ Dali's new look has been posted at their section of the UNDER CODE OHP. A two title best album has been announced. Those who buy it can apply for a special DVD. Details of the best album and its UNDER CODE NET SHOP privilege have been posted. The album is labeled "first period Dali best album," implying that a member change or disbandment will be announced eventually.
④ Tracklistings for Megaromania's singles have been revealed.
⑤ The cover of SIVA's best album was posted a few days ago. See it here.
⑥ The covers and tracklistings of chariots' mini albums were revealed a few days ago. See the covers here.
⑦ A special UNDER CODE event, 江坂制圧2009 -5DAYS- (Esaka Seiatsu 2009 -5DAYS-), has been announced. Each live will take place at ESAKA MUSE with a different theme.
2009-09-19: -NEW BORN "organization" VOL:4- featuring chariots, Arc, ClearVeil, and others.
2009-09-21: -貴族達の大セッション祭り 第十夜- (-Kizokutachi no Dai SESSION Matsuri Daijuu Yoru-) featuring chariots, ネガ (NEGA), Arc, Dali, ClearVeil, E'm ~grief~, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN), Megaromania, brodiaea, session bands of members from those bands, 水風船 (Mizufuusen), ハル (HAL) and アユ (AYU), and more to be announced on 2009-08-01.
2009-09-22: -一日復活祭!!- (-Ichinichi Fukkatsusai!!-) featuring one-night revivals of Aliene Maφriage, Anjyu', hurts, Pashya, and a guest appearance by 罪団法人黒十字 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji), the chariots × Dali session band.
2009-09-23: -Matina PRESENTS 2009- tentatively featuring MIRAGE, DAS:VASSER, vellaDonna, LAYBIAL, オルゴール (ORGEL), AZALEA, Mëbíus, Distray, Eze:quL, Zephyr, and a guest appearance from ∀NTI FEMINISM.
Dali - the world is yours -cynical- 2009-08-19; 3,150 yen; Best album CD+DVD set; Limited 3,000 pressings CD 01. ant gallery CD 02. Cynical showcase CD 03. Love is dead CD 04. rubber CD 05. lay figure CD 06. H.N[迷子] (H.N[Maigo]) CD 07. 印象派ポルノ (Inshouha PORNO) CD 08. day by day.rehearsal of Smile. CD 09. 「t」rush CD 10. キラーチューン (KILLER TUNE) DVD 01. Placebo PV DVD 02. sunny PV DVD 03. 印象派ポルノ (Inshouha PORNO) PV + Application "A" for special DVD the world is yours -melancholy- 2009-08-19; 3,150 yen; Best album CD+DVD set; Limited 3,000 pressings CD 01. jam CD 02. クラウド (CLOUD) CD 03. sole CD 04. downer CD 05. homesick CD 06. Placebo CD 07. sunny CD 08. wingless wing CD 09. Exit CD 10. アネモネ (ANEMONE) DVD 01. ant gallery PV DVD 02. 星屑 (Hoshikuzu) PV DVD 03. downer PV + Application "B" for special DVD the world is yours -UNDER CODE NET SHOP SPECIAL DVD- 2009-08-10; 0 yen; Present DVD DVD 01. Message from Dali DVD 02. Live track from sponsored event on 2009-06-27 at RUIDO K4 DVD 03. Live track from sponsored event on 2009-06-27 at RUIDO K4 SPECIAL DVD (Release date and content unannounced)
Megaromania - evil - 2009-07-15; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary concept maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000; UCCD-234 01. Gate of the Prophet 02. Chronic Puppet holy - 2009-07-15; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary concept maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000; UCCD-235 01. Rain fall in Solitude 02. 誓言の刻 -Holy Calling- (Seigen no Koku -Holy Calling-) deus - 2009-07-15; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary concept maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000; UCCD-236 01. Fragrance Tales 02. Deus
Lots of news today~ Sorry for the flood of awesome.
① One year after Phantasmagoria's disbandment, their label-mates at UNDER CODE will hold a special memorial event for the band (← official description). 関西日本制圧2009 ~memory of Phantasmagoria~ (Kansai Seiatsu ~memory of Phantasmagoria~) will feature chariots, ネガ (NEGA), 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin), Arc, Dali, ClearVeil, Megaromania, and a special opening act, ファンタスローディータカフミ❤HAPPY BIRTHDAY BAND❤ (PHANTAS-ROADIE TAKAFUMI ❤HAPPY BIRTHDAY BAND❤). The special band will feature TAKAFUMI (ex-Marvelous Maiden), SHAGRATH (ex-Aikaryu/IRODORI), Tak (ex-Ansinomy), Hina (Villain), and Matoi (ex-Phantasmagoria). There will also be a large session at the end.
② The UNDER CODE PRODUCTION download site, UNDER GROUND MUSIC will be available at the following address on June 1st: under-ground-music.com.
③ 平成維新's (Heisei Ishin) new OHP can be accessed at its new URL: heiseiishin.com.
④ ネガ (NEGA) will release a digital download-only single, Nameless alice on 2009-06-01 when UNDER GROUND MUSIC opens. Their first full album, GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE, will be released on 2009-07-22 in two types (one with a bonus track and the other with a PV). The privilege for buying them from the UNDER CODE NET SHOP is a special DVD for each type. They will hold two oneman lives to celebrate the release: FUNERAL OF SACRIFICE ~大阪空葬志願者~ (FUNERAL OF SACRIFICE ~Osaka Sorasou Shingansha~) on 2009-07-26 at OSAKA MUSE, and FUNERAL OF SACRIFICE ~大阪埋葬志願者~ (FUNERAL OF SACRIFICE ~Osaka Maisou Shingansha~) on 2009-09-13 at RUIDO K4. A special CD will be distributed at both lives. A new flyer with all of this news can be seen here.
⑤ Megaromania also has a new flyer up here. It brings good news: three new singles and three live events to go with them. evil, holy, and deus will be released on 2009-07-15 with two new tracks each. The three events will all be held at Takadanobaba AREA: evil and invitation on 2009-07-20, Holy the Bible on 2009-07-21, and Imperial the deus on 2009-07-22.
⑥ SIVA's 2009-05-21 announcement is just a special live event. On the day before their final oneman, the "SIVA with UNDER CODE PRODUCTION family FINAL EVENT" (← again, official wording) will be held. Prediction from a prophet:Code -FINAL- will take place on 2009-07-24 at Shibuya O-WEST. Many UNDER CODE bands will appear alongside cocklobin and a large session at the end.
⑦ ClearVeil will be releasing something new as well, but I'm not sure what yet. In any case, they're holding a three day event to celebrate it. Voice to remind you of awake will be held on 2009-08-29 at OSAKA MUSE, 2009-08-30 at Nagoya HEART LAND, and 2009-09-11 at Shibuya O-WEST.
⑧ Dali is releasing something, but I'm not sure what it is either. KISAKI has mentioned that it's something important, so let's hope it's a good important. Anyway, they're holding an event and a oneman show to celebrate its release. The event, 偏執狂的悲観的方法 (Henshitsukyouteki Hikanteki Houhou), will be held on 2009-08-28 at Meguro ROCK MAYKAN. The oneman, エピローグ溺死体 (EPILOGUE Dekishitai), will be held on 2009-09-06 at Shinsaibashi FANJ-twice.
⑨ P.S., small pictures of ネガ's (NEGA) and Megaromania's new costumes can be seen at Brand X.
ネガ (NEGA) - Nameless alice 2009-06-01; Digital download single 01. Nameless alice GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE -AUDIBLE GRAVE TYPE- 2009-07-22; 3,150 yen; Full album CD; Limited 5,000 01. Soul cry (Album version) 02. reminiscence (Album version) 03. muddy cult (Album version) 04. guilt trip (Album version) 05. lust[er] (Album version) 06. (Unannounced) 07. (Unannounced) 08. (Unannounced) 09. (Unannounced) 10. (Unannounced) 11. (Unannounced) 12. (Unannounced) 13. 空白 (Kuuhaku) (Bonus track) GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE -VISUAL GRAVE TYPE- 2009-07-22; 3,990 yen; Full album CD + PV DVD; Limited 5,000 CD 01. Soul cry (Album version) CD 02. reminiscence (Album version) CD 03. muddy cult (Album version) CD 04. guilt trip (Album version) CD 05. lust[er] (Album version) CD 06. (Unannounced) CD 07. (Unannounced) CD 08. (Unannounced) CD 09. (Unannounced) CD 10. (Unannounced) CD 11. (Unannounced) CD 12. (Unannounced) DVD 01. idle PV GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE -UNDER CODE NET SHOP SPECIAL DVD A Type- 2009-07-22; 0 yen; Special privilege DVD 01. Comment 02. Live photography from 日本制圧2009 on 2009-03-14 at OSAKA MUSE GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE -UNDER CODE NET SHOP SPECIAL DVD B Type- 2009-07-22; 0 yen; Special privilege DVD 01. Comment 02. Live photography from 日本制圧2009 on 2009-03-14 at OSAKA MUSE SPECIAL CD -A Type- 2009-07-26; 0 yen; Live-limited distribution CD 01. Rain Falls -unplugged ver.- 02. Comment -A Type- SPECIAL CD -B Type- 2009-09-13; 0 yen; Live-limited distribution CD 01. lover -unplugged ver.- 02. Comment -B Type-
Megaromania - evil - 2009-07-15; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary concept maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000 01. (Unannounced new song) 02. (Unannounced new song) holy - 2009-07-15; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary concept maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000 01. (Unannounced new song) 02. (Unannounced new song) deus - 2009-07-15; 1,365 yen; 1st anniversary concept maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000 01. (Unannounced new song) 02. (Unannounced new song)
ClearVeil - ~Something.~ It hasn't been announced yet!
① [From KISAKI's blog] A true final for UNDER CODE's 日本制圧2009 (Nihon Seiatsu 2009) tour has been announced. 日本制圧2009 -FINAL- (Nihon Seiatsu 2009 -FINAL-) will take place on 2009-04-22 at 大阪BIG CAT (Osaka BIG CAT), and will feature chariots, ネガ (Nega), Arc, Dali, Megaromania, ClearVeil, SIVA, 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin), cocklobin, and a large session band. A DVD of three types will be distributed at the live. Each type will have the same label but different content, so that no one will know which type they have until they watch it.
(KISAKI has already stated that the DVD's won't be for sale anywhere. Pretty mean to us foreign fans, huh?)
V.A. - 日本制圧2009 -公認海賊版- (Nihon Seiatsu 2009 -Kounin Kaizokuban-) -A Type- 2009-04-22; 0 yen; Present Live DVD 01. chariots: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-01 02. chariots: Offshot 03. ネガ (Nega): Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-01 04. ネガ (Nega): Offshot
日本制圧2009 -公認海賊版- (Nihon Seiatsu 2009 -Kounin Kaizokuban-) -B Type- 2009-04-22; 0 yen; Present Live DVD 01. Dali: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-13 02. Dali: Offshot 03. Megaromania: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-13 04. Megaromania: Offshot
日本制圧2009 -公認海賊版- (Nihon Seiatsu 2009 -Kounin Kaizokuban-) -C Type- 2009-04-22; 0 yen; Present Live DVD 01. Arc: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-13 02. Arc: Offshot 03. ClearVeil: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-13 04. ClearVeil: Offshot 05. SIVA: Live footage from 渋谷BOXX on 2009-03-13 06. SIVA: Offshot
① It's been revealed that the 日本制圧2009 (Nihon Seiatsu 2009) tour final is actually several lives which are collectively called 渋谷制圧 5DAYS (Shibuya Seiatsu 5DAYS). Here's the complete schedule: 04-04: Megaromania & 己龍 (Kiryuu) twoman 「テンチキョウソウ (TENCHIKYOUSOU)」 at 渋谷eggman 04-05: Arc sponsored event 「Anniversary Celebration」 at 渋谷RUIDO K2 04-10: Dali & ネガ (Nega) & カル・ヴァリ (Kal・Vary) threeman 「「斑」～MADARA～」 at 渋谷BOXX 04-12: SIVA oneman 「Rudra:Parvathi」 at 渋谷CLUB CRAWL 04-18: chariots oneman 「Royal 【suite】Flush」 at 渋谷CHELSEA HOTEL
② The privilege for purchasing chariots' upcoming live DVD, 銃声,そこからはじまる。 (Juusei, Sokokara Hajimaru。), through the UCP NET SHOP is an additional DVD. The special privilege DVD will feature footage from chariots' Christmas live, where the band played three songs in Santa outfits.
③ On 04-06 and 04-07, chariots and Dali will hold a two day twoman live. The live is being called DC31102235, and will also feature 罪団法人黒十字2009 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2009), which is a revival of the old session band that featured members from HISKAREA and シュガーフォークフル (Sugar Forkful).
④ Dali will sponsor a new event, the reddish jewel, on 05-02 at ESAKA MUSE.
⑤ Arc will release a new single that can be purchased only at lives and through the UCP NET SHOP. The single is to come in a special set featuring the CD and an "Arc original sparkling whistle" that is to be used at future lives. So yeah, act fast if you want your sparkling whistle.
chariots - 声,そこからはじまる。 (Juusei, Sokokara Hajimaru。) -X'mas SPECIAL LIVE DVD- 2009-02-18; 0 yen; Present Live DVD; Limited 100 pressings 01. エミリィー (EMILY) LIVE CLIP 02. キラ (KIRA) LIVE CLIP 03. RAZZIE or Oscar LIVE CLIP
① New pictures for Arc, ClearVeil, E'm ~grief~, and SIVA at the UNDER CODE OHP. Also, there's now a special page for 水風船 (Mizufuusen).
② Details for UNDER CODE's 日本制圧2009 (Nihon Seiatsu 2009) have been announced. It will feature 11 shows from 2009-03-01 to 2009-03-15, with a tour final sometime after. Details regarding the tour final are being kept secret for now; they will be revealed on 2009-01-21.
③ A new UNDER CODE omnibus has been announced. The "UNDER CODE PRODUCTION SUPER COMPILATION ALBUM" is called The End of Missing and will feature 11 old, remastered songs, plus one new song from G.O.L. (G.O.L is a special project featuring GORI of bands@id and KISAKI.)
④ Arc will release their first full album, 【F】face, on 2009-03-25. It will apparently only come in one type (which is good!).
⑤ Dali will release a new mini album, mind stripper, on 2009-03-25. Like Arc's release, it will only come in one type (thank God). Details haven't been given, but, based on the release's price, it will probably feature five tracks and no PV.
⑥ Megaromania will release a new single, APOCALYPSE, on 2009-04-01. There will be two types of the release. Both types will feature the title track plus a differing second track.
Arc - 【F】face 2009-03-25; 3,150 yen; Full Album; UCCD-221; Limited 3,000 pressings 01~10. (Unannounced new songs)
Dali - mind stripper 2009-03-25; 2,415 yen; Mini Album; UCCD-222 01~05. (Unannounced new songs)
① Megaromania announced their first mini albums maybe a week after their first singles were release. Well here we go again~ A new single/live series has been announced, before their mini albums have even come out. The new single is to be released in two types, each one featuring the same title track, which was written by KISAKI. (I know many will roll their eyes at that, but it's really a good thing; KISAKI wrote really nice songs for Deshabillz, and some of his solo stuff is AWESOME.)
② To celebrate the release of their new single, Megaromania will be holding a three-day sponsored event in October and a oneman in November. The three-day event is entitled 美醜の館 -Cardinal Circle- (Bishuu no Kan -Cardnial Circle-) and will take place on October 24th through the 26th. The oneman, called The Birth of Creation -天地創造- (The Birth of Creation -Tenchisouzou-), is to be held at Meguro Rock Maykan on November 23rd.
③ A preview of Megaromania's PV is up at VISUNAVI.
④ Those who purchase all three of Deshabillz' UNDER CODE releases from the UNDER CODE NET SHOP will now receive a live DVD as a privilege. The same goes for those who purchase both types of Megaromania's upcoming mini albums, all three of ゾディア's (Zodia's) singles, or chariots' PV DVD.
Megaromania - Transparent Shine -A Type- 2008-11-19; 1,365 yen; Maxi single; Limited 3,000 pressings 01. Transparent Shine 02. In Universe -魂の邂逅- (In Universe -Tamashii no Kaikou-) Transparent Shine -B Type- 2008-11-19; 1,365 yen; Maxi single; Limited 3,000 pressings 01. Transparent Shine 02. Cardinal Sin
⑤ A new layout/userinfo for this community should be coming soon!
① The UNDER CODE OHP was updated today. Anjyu' has formally been moved from the main page to the disbanded section.
② Cover art and tracklistings for the upcoming Dali and ゾディア (Zodia) singles are up. (Have any of you been following KISAKI long enough to recognize the Zodia cover? Adeus, someone?)
③ Tracklistings for upcoming E'm~grief~, Lamina, and Megaromania releases are up.
④ ClearVeil, Megaromania, and Phantasmagoria will be participating in an upcoming omnibus entitled Visualy[zm] The Cure Century. The omnibus will be released on 2008-07-09 for 3,500 yen, and will contain 22 tracks in total. The product number is CYCV-1001; the omnibus is being published by some company called センチュリー (CENTURY). No additional information is available yet.
Dali - Endroll 2008-06-25; 1,260 yen; Maxi single; UCCD-178; Limited 3,000 01. Endroll 02. fake a go go
Megaromania - Birth of an「Idea」 -Art Type- 2008-07-09; 2,940 yen; Mini album + DVD; UCCD-183A; Limited 3,000 CD 01. Birth...「prelude」 CD 02. Reincarnation -輪廻季想- (Reincarnation -Rinne Kisou-) CD 03. Cathedral of admirer CD 04. Desperate with Vampire CD 05. Clear flora DVD 01. God of Megaromania -純血ノ刻印- (God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-) PV Birth of an「Idea」 -Brain Type- 2008-07-09; 2,625 yen; Mini album; UCCD-183B; Limited 3,000 01. Birth...「prelude」 02. Reincarnation -輪廻季想- (Reincarnation -Rinne Kisou-) 03. Cathedral of admirer 04. Desperate with Vampire 05. Clear flora 06. Idea (Bonus track)
ゾディア (Zodia) - IN THE DARK 2008-06-25; 1,260 yen; Maxi single; UCCD-179; Limited 3,000 01. IN THE DARK 02. Fall out
① Earlier this month I made this post about a Megaromania mini album that is to be released in July. It appears that the title I posted was incorrect; I use the title Idea, when it is actually Birth of an「Idea」, according to Brand X. It's a minor change, but a change still. The rest of the information that I posted is correct.
② An image of Megaromania's first (I think!) flyer has been put up at the UNDER CODE OHP. I am definitely happy with this trend of flyers being posted there. Anyway, it's in Megaromania's news page for anyone who wants to check it out.
Megaromania's section on UNDER CODE's webpage has been updated with pictures and profiles~! Please check it out here : http://under-code.jp/megaromania/index.html . They also have a band concept: Aesthetics of Creation.
① Less than a month after announcing their formation and first three releases, Megaromania has added another upcoming release to their already full plate. As of right now, information regarding the release is only up at Jishuban Club, so it is possible that specific details may change when the details are officially announced. (Although the release's listing at Jishuban doesn't specifically mention being a mini album, it can be assumed by comparing the price of this release to Arc's latest mini album.)
Megaromania - Idea 【Type-Art】 2008-07-09; 2,940 yen; UCCD-182A; Mini Album※ CD 01. Unpublished new song ※ CD 02. Unpublished new song ※ CD 03. Unpublished new song ※ CD 04. Unpublished new song ※ CD 05. Unpublished new song ※ DVD 01. God of Megaromania -純血ノ刻印- (God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-) PV ※ (The number of tracks is unconfirmed; this is just a guess based on price) Idea 【Type-Brain】 2008-07-09; 2,625 yen; UCCD-182B; Mini Album※ 01. Unpublished new song ※ 02. Unpublished new song ※ 03. Unpublished new song ※ 04. Unpublished new song ※ 05. Unpublished new song ※ 06. Idea (Bonus Track) ※ (The number of tracks is unconfirmed; this is just a guess based on price)
I know it's a bit early, but considering I like Sui and Misery a lot, I went ahead and created a fansite for Megaromania. Obviously there's not much info yet so there isn't much on the site, but feel free to take a look/link to it if you feel like it. Comments and suggestions are always welcome!
① More details about the new UNDER CODE PRODUCTION band, Megaromania have been posted. Their lineup is 翠-Sui- on vocals, 美沙麗-Misery- on guitar, 蜘影-Chikage- on guitar, 氷牙-Hyoga- on bass, and 憐蛇-leda- on drums. Their only lives announced this far are a twoman with Deshabillz and participation in a Dali event. They already have three singles planned, all due out on 2008/05/28: 美醜の果実 (Bishuu no Kajitsu), God of Megaromania-純血ノ刻印- (God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-), and Angelical Jewelry. Each single will cost 1,260 yen, contain 2 tracks, and be limited to 3,000 pressings. The official OHP (for now) can be found here, and it promises more details soon. (As of right now, there is no image of the band, but there is an image of their logo.)
This is just speculation, but the vocalist of Metis Gretel was named Sui, the guitarist was named Misery, they just recently disbanded, and their label (Sherow Artist Society) has a lot of connections with UNDER CODE PRODUCTION. Of course it could be coincidence, but~
① Maybe this is old and I'm just crazy, but according to the Deshabillz page at the UNDER CODE OHP, the new UNDER CODE band is called Megaromania. They will be holding a twoman live with Deshabillz on June 1st.
② Also, Dali has added a tenth live to their 'nine' live series pulse plus 9 academies. The new live is special because it is also a twoman live with Nega. It will be filmed, and those who attend the live can get some sort of credit (towards buying whatever the footage will be released on I'm assuming? I'm not entirely sure).