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Posts from 2016

Minus Jin-Say Orchestra to freeze
At today's live, Minus Jin-Say Orchestra announced that they will “freeze.”

Due in part to the secession of bassist Ogawa “HONG KONG” Kotarou (小川“ホンコン”小太郎) on 2016-07-08, the band will freeze activities at their two-day oneman oneman, Hougyo! SUBCULchan Yojouhan Shinwa (崩御!サブカルちゃん四畳半神話), on 2016-10-09 at TSUTAYA O-WEST and 2016-10-15 at Esaka (江坂) MUSE.

Before that, they'll hold their two-day sponsored event, Soumatou HOLOGRAM (走馬灯ホログラム), on 2016-10-08 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) CLUB PHASE and 2016-10-14 at Esaka (江坂) MUSE.

To me, “freeze” implies that they will come back in the future, but that has not been confirmed.
Minor news roundup 3/6
Minor news roundup for 3/6 🤘


  • ARLEQUIN was on TBS show BLITZ INDEX on 2016-03-04.
  • ARLEQUIN are featured in FIVESTARS MAGAZINE March edition.
  • ARLEQUIN and PENTAGON are the cover artists of Vijuttoke vol.48.
  • ARLEQUIN have a comment video for their 2016-03-09 live:

  • THE BLACK SWAN have posted the list of privileges for their upcoming album, OUSIA. It's all interview DVDs and photosets, though.
    • Like an Edison - 【A】 interview DVD 1 + member photoset / 【B】 interview DVD 2 + group photo
    • little HEARTS. - 【A】 interview DVD 3 + group photo + Kotetsu photo / 【B】 member photoset + Kotetsu photo
    • Brand X - 【A】 interview DVD 4 + photocard set (members + group) / 【B】 interview DVD 5
    • Jishuban Club - 【A】 interview DVD 6 + group photo / 【B】 member photoset
    • SKULL ROSE - 【A】 interview DVD 7 / 【B】 member photoset
    • ZEAL LINK - 【A】 interview DVD 8 + group photo / 【B】 member photoset
    • TOWER RECORDS - postcard illustrated by Len (煉)
  • THE BLACK SWAN and Minus Jin-Say Orchestra will participate in a fourman on 2016-04-29:
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/222/
  • MASKED RIDER SYSTEM has mentioned that they will delete their blog soon ;(
  • Ao (碧) [ex-paradeis ~ LOTMAN, etc.] will act as support guitarist at Mis†ake's 2016-03-11 live at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋). Still not sure who the other members are, to be honest.
  • Mis†ake will release their 3-piece black tea set (1,000 yen) at their 2016-03-11 live. They'll also release a keyholder (1,000 yen) and armband (2,000 yen).






  • Mis†ake will also release a new single, Kakogawa Shinjuu, at their 2016-03-11 live.
  • At their 2016-03-26 live at Umeda (梅田) Zeela, Mis†ake will debut their new costumes and make an important announcement. (Actually, they say they will not do those things, but then say “(lying)” right beside that, lol. They're so stupid.)
  • More will be on FOOL'S MATE channel on 2016-03-07.
  • PENTAGON has re-stocked their ugly new goods at the GOEMON RECORDS official web shop.

    Those who spend 5,000 yen on the goods (cheki excluded) will receive an original totebag. Those who spend 10,000 yen will further receive an original badge (1 random of 10 possible).
  • Visual kei bar RAZZLE DAZZLE (run by HINA and Yuuri of Lucifer's underground) will hold an unofficial LIN/UNDER CODE/Matina day on 2016-03-12 in celebration of KISAKI's birthday.
  • ex-VARYL drummer Shikito (織人) has changed his name to 律-ritsu- and joined Ains band Gossip (大日本鬼端児組 悪童会に占拠され ゴシップ)! Since Shikito/ritsu isn't directly connected to UCP/Matina, we won't start following Gossip's activities, but it's cool nonetheless.

    (Kinda interesting that ex-VARYL vocalist Hiro's previous band was called gossip too!)
Minor news roundup 2/22
Minor news roundup 2/22:


  • ARLEQUIN will have an interview in SHOXX Vol.278.
  • PENTAGON D. Atsuki (篤輝) will appear in the FASHION&STYLING section of Cure Vol.151. ARLEQUIN will have an interview in the same issue.
  • ARLEQUIN has two features in DI:GA online.
  • LIN put up the limited cheki a little late. There was a set of SUI in his Evil en Lucifer costume, a set of MIZALY in no makeup, and some group shots in Santa outfits. The first two are sold out.
  • Affective Synergy will perform a new song on 2016-02-25. Special photosets will also be sold at the live. (← And check out the project's new logo!)
  • In celebration of the birthday of V. Chizuru (千吊), a special event will be held at which PENTAGON members will answer questions about him. A present will be awarded to the member with the most correct answers.
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/211/
  • PENTAGON will also hold a sponsored event in April:
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/210/
  • Minus Jin-Say Orchestra will hold a three-day oneman series at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) paradigm on March 2nd~4th. Their twoman vs URBANGARDE (アーバンギャルド) will be held at Shinjuku (新宿) BLAZE on 2016-06-05. Additional twoman lives will be held in the future.
  • AVANCHICK has posted samples of their new songs Haikei Tsukaisute no Kimihe, Yubikiri, and Shineba Ii no ni. The cover art of their new single is also up: check it out.
  • By the way, Seraphim previously pointed out that AVANCHICK's new single uses their own UPC instead of the usual UPC for ROCKSTAR RECORDS. However, I've since confirmed that the release is still coming out through ROCKSTAR RECORDS. So I guess they haven't changed anything~
  • AVANCHICK cheki are being sold at Chaotic Harmony. The site also sold signed copies of Eternal, but they've already sold out ;(
  • Paranoid≠circuS will hold their three-year anniversary event, SCHRODINGER no Hako (シュレーディンガーの箱), at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) paradigm on 2016-03-27.
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/212/
  • Paranoid≠circuS also revealed their actual new artist photo, finally. Check it~
THE BLACK SWAN label change and album
THE BLACK SWAN finished their oneman, Judge the Value, today. They made three important announcements:

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

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

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

Posts from 2015

Minor news roundup 12/23
Minor news roundup for 2015-12-23:


  • Lilith guitarist Lin's Instagram: @affectedsynergy.
  • SHOXX Vol.276 features PENTAGON.
  • PENTAGON's fashion brand PENTAGON will hold its collaborative two-part instore event with KERA at their Shinjuku (新宿) brand on 2016-01-16. Their collaborative blue parka (9,720 yen) will be sold. Those who spend 10,000 yen can participate in either part of the event, while those who spend 18,000 yen can participate in both. (Both parts consist of a talk, signing, and cheki shooting session.)
  • Cure Vol.149 features Black Gene For the Next Scene, GIGAMOUS, LIN, PENTAGON, and GOEMON RECORDS president YU-I.
  • ARLEQUIN live report is up at UREpia (ウレぴあ).
  • REVINE vs SHAPE SHIFTER twoman, Shinsaibashi Gekka Raimei (心斎橋月下雷鳴), will be held on 2016-04-06 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) paradigm, with opening act 無玄-MUKURO-.
  • PENTAGON × Belle (ベル) twoman, AGAINST THE RULES, will be held on 2016-03-03 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA.
  • PENTAGON sponsored event, TEAR'S LIBERATION, will be held on 2016-02-24 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA.
  • Like an Edison 2016 HAPPY NEW YEAR DVD [Type-A] features: AVANCHICK, ARLEQUIN, GIGAMOUS, SHAPE SHIFTER, D, and many others.

    [Type-B] features: Dead Children
    , Devil Kitty, THE BLACK SWAN, PENTAGON, Minus Jin-Say Orchestra, More, and many more.

    Those who spend 1,000 yen at Like an Edison stores can choose either DVD, those who spend 2,000 yen receive both.
  • ARLEQUIN vocalist Aki (暁) will participate in seek's session band during Tokyo Chaos 2015 on 2015-12-31 at Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyougijou Dainitaiikukan (国立代々木競技場 第二体育館).
    seek SESSION (seek セッション)
    【V. Aki (暁) [ARLEQUIN / G. Kazuki (一樹) [BugLug] / G. Kayuu (華遊) [ex-ν] / B. seek [Mix Speaker's,Inc.] / D. 宏崇-hirotaka- [R Shitei (R指定)]】
  • SHOXX POSTER MAGAZINE #7 features PENTAGON.
Media appearances: ARLEQUIN, KISAKI, PENTAGON
ARLEQUIN is appearing in a shit-ton of media lately (including 4 as cover artist!!). Here's a list of all their stuff, plus some other recent appearances by other artists:


  • Cure Vol.142
    ARLEQUIN (back cover artist)
  • SEVEN Vol.024
    ARLEQUIN (cover artist)
  • Vijuttoke Vol.39
    ARLEQUIN (cover artist)
  • Men's SPIDER 2015.7月号
    ARLEQUIN (cover artist)
  • GIRAGIRA J 白組 5月14日
    PENTAGON
  • LIFE IS V
    ARLEQUIN (“Douke NO Hana” opening song for June)
  • NICO Visu (ニコびじゅ) 6/2
    ARLEQUIN, Minus Jin-Say Orchestra
  • SHOXX Vol.269
    ARLEQUIN, GOTCHAROCKA
  • SHOXX Vol.270
    KISAKI w/ RUKA (NIGHTMARE)
  • Stuppy Vol.5
    ARLEQUIN, Black Gene For the Next Scene, PENTAGON, GOTCHAROCKA, KISAKI
  • VISUAL Kei Tsuushin・Kai (ヴィジュアル系通信・改) #114
    GIGAMOUS
  • VISUAL Kei Tsuushin・Kai (ヴィジュアル系通信・改) #115
    Black Gene For the Next Scene
  • VISUAL Kei Tsuushin・Kai (ヴィジュアル系通信・改) #116
    REALies
  • VISUAL Kei Tsuushin・Kai (ヴィジュアル系通信・改) #117
    GOTCHAROCKA
  • ViSULOG feature
    PENTAGON
  • VR Virtual Reality vol.034
    ARLEQIN, LIN, PENTAGON
  • Yame TALK (矢メトーク) #07
    ARLEQUIN, Black Gene For the Next Scene

Posts from 2014

Minor news update 12/24
Here's the latest:

  • A new VK metal solo project called “VANITAS VANITATUM” will release its first single, UNDER THE DECAY. I wonder if they're a fan of NEGA :3.
  • Several AVANCHICK songs are available at karaoke: list here.
  • Related artists appearing on Like an Edison's 2015 New Year comment DVDs: AVANCHICK, ARLEQUIN, GIGAMOUS, the:Ø, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi, Minus Jin-Say Orchestra, REALies, LIN, Oneness.

  • Lilith have an English interview over at musicJAPANplus.
  • Lyrics to new KARMA=SHENJING songs have been posted here. I'll archive them here at WE LOVE UNDER CODE soon.
  • Here is the setlist of 12012's last live before their activity pause, which is being released on DVD.
  • LIN announced more privileges for their mini-album which was released today. Check the updated post here.
  • ex-Cu[be] vocalist has mentioned starting a new band soon. His session will perform on 2015-01-23 with this lineup:
    【V. Lara (螺々) [ex-Cu[be]] / G. Mayu (繭) [ex-ArcGarden] / G. Ayato (絢都) / B. KAIRI (カイリ) [ex-Avidit.] / D. Azuki (梓姫) [A'LETZA]】
Yougenkyou -WEST- tracklisting
I've found the tracklisting for the upcoming omnibus Yougenkyou -WEST- (妖幻鏡 -WEST- The Conquest of NANIWA) featuring LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-), Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし), Minus Jin-Say Orchestra (マイナス人生オーケストラ), and more (track order still unconfirmed).

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


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

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

NANIWA V has promised more projects in the future, and I'm sure that LIN (or KISAKI) will continue to be involved. You can keep up by following the organization's OHP or official Twitter:
NANIWA V website NANIWA V official Twitter

Posts from 2012

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