LIN will sell several special items at their last live [before pausing activities] on 2015-11-22 at Shinjuku BLAZE―including some that are limited to 1 copy. Furthermore, customers who spend 4,000 yen will be allowed to take a photograph with the band (or favorite member). The band will also collaborate with visual shop Like an Edison for regular sales.
BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2015.9.13 Takadanobaba AREA (4,000 yen / limited quantity)
KISAKI special lucky bag (10,000 yen / limited 1)
※ KISAKI's costume from 2015-11-17 live (see this post)
※ 10 videos (probably VHS) from KISAKI's personal collection―contains live footage of MIRAGE and Syndrome (originally produced for the bands' personal review)
※ CD-R containing rip of Levia's live-distributed demotape
MIZALY special lucky bag (10,000 yen / limited 1)
※ contents undecided
new photoset (2,000 yen / set of 6 photos)
large artist photo
(1,500 yen per photo / member comment & signature / A3-sized [29.7×42 cm / 11.69×16.54 in])
large group photo
(2,000 yen / signed / A3-sized [29.7×42 cm / 11.69×16.54 in])
Visual shop Like an Edison will maintain a special booth before the live, at which old LIN releases can be purchased. Furthermore, customers who purchased either Dedicate to Graveyard or Sacred illusionism through the Tokyo branch of Like an Edison, and received a special coupon, can receive a signature on the booklet of that release, after the live.
LIN will award those who spend 5,000 yen at the official web shop, from 2014-11-10~30, a present photo of the band's maid outfits from their Halloween live.
In addition, the band has sold several 1-copy-limited cheki sets (10 cheki / 5,400 yen) of each member. (CERO and YUSHI have had fewer sets, as theirs don't sell out often, lol.) Of course they've also had several 1-copy-limited bootleg DVDs, which will be added to their discography.
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) have opened their official blog, official Twitter (@LIN_V_OFFICIAL), and official web shop. In true KISAKI fashion, the web shop already has a number of exclusives, including a bunch of 1-limited releases we'll never see 8|
As I've mentioned previously, those who purchase both types of Chaotic Resistance via the official web shop will receive a re-recording of Metamorphose. Those who spend 5,000 yen (buying both singles isn't enough) will further receive a DVD with the PV for Sacred Xanadu. Those who spend 8,000 yen will receive free shipping.
The 1-limited items I mentioned are all bootleg DVDs, mostly around 3,500 yen each. There have been about 10 so far, and all are sold out already. MIRAGE lives, Syndrome lives, Matina sessions, 1st period LIN lives... ;_; In addition to that, the shop is selling limited goods such as photosets, Slander Crime, etc.
KISAKI has announced a memorial event for AYAME, the ex-drummer of MIRAGE who passed away this year. The 3 day event features a slew of one-day revivals from infamous 90s visual kei bands, with MIRAGE headlining each event. Check out the full details below:
KISAKI posted this announcement yesterday as the leader of MIRAGE: MIRAGE drummer AYAME (Furukawa Hiroyuki (古川浩之)) passed away on March 16, 2013, at the age of 35. His funeral was private, as per his family's wishes.
14 years after pausing activities, 90's visual kei monster band 【zɔ́ːdi̽æ̀k】 (zodiac) has announced their revival. The band will revive at their December sponsored event, Zodiac,Resurrection~THX'90, which will feature lots of Matina-era musicians!
Most importantly, KISAKI will appear as a special guest, with his own session band featuring musicians from throughout 90's visual scene. Soleil monster band 覇叉罗-vasalla- will also appear for a one day revival, as will ex-Matina session band S-M-L, which features ex-members of Matina bands MIRAGE, Zephyr, and Lavender. It seems that more acts may be announced as well!
Pretty exciting stuff. Love these 90's visual revivals―only wish we could see them!
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 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.
This isn't related to UNDER CODE, but we all love Matina, right? Well, AKIRA, the second vocalist of MIRAGE, appears to have a new band! His new band is called Fowr (pronounced Ⅳ). No details yet, but apparently their OHP will be updated with details on the 16th.
It's pretty cool, even if his last two “new bands” didn't release anything. Anyway, just thought I'd share!
① KISAKI announced in his blog a few days ago that both a Syndrome and MIRAGE remastered best album would be released this year. It's great news for fans of either of those bands and for new KISAKI fans. (Quick summary: Syndrome was a VK super group of sorts--it included three members from D, a guitarist from Merry (メリー), and the drummer from Shelly Trip Realize. Their music was kind of classic VK with techno elements--something like HISKAREA. MIRAGE was one of KISAKI's earliest successes--they even released a major album, although I don't think they actually achieved major status--but its members went on to do a whole lot of nothing.) Also sad, because the releases imply that KISAKI really will be retiring forever. See the cut for more information.
② Sometime in March, Bloodly-clown (Phantasmagoria and the Pumpkin Head coupling band) distributed a CD at certain lives. Due to popular demand [of UNDER CODE's wallet], the CD will be released in stores. Sweeeeet. Check behind the cut.
Bloodly-clown - DEATH PANTOMIMER (デスパントマイマー) 2007-05-30; 1,050 yen; UCPM-4
01. Unpublished new song
02. Unpublished new song
MIRAGE - BEST COLLECTION 1997~2000 -Disc.1 1997~1998- 2007-07-04; 3,465 yen (both discs sold together); FWR-056/FWR-057
01. Hyakkaryouran (百花繚乱)
03. Cradle of Labyrinth
07. Ryuusei (流星)
08. Wind Whisper
BEST COLLECTION 1997~2000 -Disc.2 1998~2000- 2007-07-04; 3,465 yen (both discs sold together); FWR-056/FWR-057
02. Risk en Eve
03. EDGE IN MIND
04. GRAVE ~Fue no Nemuri~ (GRAVE ~古エノ眠リ~)
09. Feeling Mellody
Syndrome - BEST COLLECTION 2000~2002 -Disc.1 2000~2001- 2007-07-04; 3,465 yen (both discs sold together); FWR-058/FWR-059
03. Usagi to Hitsuji (兎と羊)
04. Namida no Kagen・・・ (涙ノ下弦・・・)
05. SLEPT DOLL
06. Tensei (転生)
07. Sosei Gengaku Shugisha no Jishou (蘇生衒学主義者の自称)
09. Tou ~Last Child (蟷 ~Last Child)
12. affected you
13. Search for・・・
14. deep sky
BEST COLLECTION 2000~2002 -Disc.2 2001~2002- 2007-07-04; 3,465 yen (both discs sold together); FWR-058/FWR-059
01. Yumeutsutsu (夢現)
02. Bara Hime (薔薇姫)
03. Sayoshigure (小夜時雨)
04. Kedamonoou (獣王)
05. Maboroshi no Ichiya (幻の一夜)
06. CIRQUE -Art a part entier-
07. Shi Machigai (死街譚)
08. ALBINO (アルビノ)
09. Suichuuka (水中花)
10. I Never Lose -Gokusaishiki no Akumu- (I Never Lose -極彩色の悪夢-)
11. Desparate night
12. SAD MASK
13. Eiketsu -Wakare- (永訣 -わかれ-)
I'm pretty sure there are lots of mistakes, especially with the Syndrome, but corrections are always welcomed.
EDIT: The Bloodly-clown CD may actually be another coupling with Houkago Kurabu (放課後倶楽部)... I'm not sure.