Ok, this is super late; as in, like 6 months late. I just managed to never post it somehow, so forgive me!
Anyway, if you recall, Arc session band Mizufuusen and Nega session band NEP held two versus lives at the end of 2010, and the loser of those versus lives was to disband. As you can guess, the loser was Mizufuusen. Their last live was set for 2011-03-20, but was pushed to May due to the earthquake. So, finally, here's the info for that live:
For those of you who want to own the only official photos of the two session bands, UNDER CODE has decided to sell coupling photosets of 水風船 (Mizufuusen) and ㈱ネガエンタープライゼス ((Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES. Each set is 1,050 yen and comes with four photos of 総長 (Souchou/KO-JI) with a member of the rival session. → Set A and set B.
Looks like UNDER CODE's resident session bands 水風船 (Mizufuusen) and ㈱ネガエンタープライゼス ((Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) will be holding the ultimate showdown: the loser of this epic live battle may be forced to disband!
水風船 (Mizufuusen) lineup:
V. 総長 (Souchou; KO-JI of Arc)
G. ケエト (KEETO; of Dali)
G. 希 (Nozomi; ex-ClearVeil)
D. 俊 (Shun; of Arc)
㈱ネガエンタープライゼス ((Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) lineup:
営業部長. 儿 (Head of sales. Jin; of Nega)
お茶汲み. SAN (Tea server. SAN; of Nega)
派遣社員. Yuki (Temporary worker. Yuki)
代表取締役. Ray (Representative director. Ray; of Nega)
庶務二課長. 優 (Chief of general affairs. Yu; of Nega)
Who do you hope/think will win?! Personally, I couldn't bear to lose Souchou~
① The members of ClearVeil posted comments regarding their disbanding. Unfortunately, I can't translate them, but maybe someone else here can. The members' comments are posted here.
② The covers of ClearVeil's Anthology have been revealed: A type, B type.
③ The UNDER CODE PRODUCTION official web shop privilege for buying Anthology has been decided. Those who purchase both from the web shop will get a DVD with a message from the member of their choice plus two~three live clips. Additionally, the album will be sent to those purchasers a week early, on 2010-06-10.
④ Details of ClearVeil's last sponsored event, F・R・e・A・k Party #2 have been decided. ClearVeil will play, along with unique session bands formed by each member.
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-)
I've been sick and busy with school, so I've missed a bunch of stuff. So here's mass update part one, with part two to come after class. I know you're excited!
① 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) and ClearVeil have new samples up at the OHP. Prism. and Blazing Star.
② 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) and ClearVeil also have cover art for their new singles up at the OHP. You can see them both here, waaaay at the bottom. They kind of suck huh?
③ As I said a few days ago, it looks like UNDER CODE has decided to post small cover art again instead of large cover art. Lame. as. fuck.
④ Cover art for the new Dali new single can be seen at their website, in 700 px glory (this is how it should be done, UCP webmaster!). Here's the A type and the B type.
⑤ Tracklistings for the new Dali have been revealed as well (through Dali's own website, once again~). Details of those are beloooow. Also, .
⑥ More details about that 水風船 (Mizufuusen) vs (有)ネガエンタープライゼス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) twoman. The “battle” will be based on attendance, and whichever band gets the lowest attendance over both battles will have to accept some “humiliating” punishment.
⑦ ￪ From that same event, news for SIVA fans: the opening act for both “battles” will be Lucky13, a session band featuring KAIRI and 雄一 (Yuichi) of SIVA. The session also features bassist 奏 (Kanade), possibly ex-ギズモ (GIZMO), and drummer ヒラマ (HIRAMA), ex-no freaking clue.
⑧ Synside will sponsor a three events over three consecutive months. First, ネオ・イデア-内在する仮想- (NEO ・ IDEA -Naizaisuru Kasou-) on 2010-05-05, and, second, イドラ-流転色彩- (IDOLA -Ruten Shikisai-) on 2010-06-20. The third event has not been announced yet. Attendees of both events will receive a special, unannounced present (why can't UNDER CODE ever just tell us ;~;?). Also, .
⑨ UNDER CODE PRODUCTION and 九翟 (the label of DI3SIRAE, VELGREED) are co-sponsoring an event on 2010-05-16 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice called BATTLE CIRCUS. The event will feature UNDER CODE bands Arc (addition decided), Dali, ClearVeil, and Synside, 九翟 band VELGREED, and LAGING (not sure if they're on 九翟 or not). Also! Anyone know how to romanize 九翟? Because 翟 does not come up anywhere. The label's CDs are NFCD-00X, so I'm assuming it's Nine F(something)... Anyway, moving on.
⑩ ClearVeil is sponsoring a new event tour called Royal Clover Club. The tour includes 2010-05-28 and 29 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER, 2010-06-23 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice, and 2010-06-24 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) HEARTLAND.
Dali - トリコロールクロール (TRICOLOR CRAWL) -A Type- 2010-04-14; 2,100 yen; Maxi-single CD+DVD; UCCD-261A; Limited pressings CD 01. ヨルノハテ (YORU NO HATE) CD 02. S.O.S(sick of sick) CD 03. スロウメロウ (SLOW MELLOW) DVD 01. ヨルノハテ (YORU NO HATE) PV コトリコロールクロール (TRICOLOR CRAWL) -B Type- 2010-04-14; 1,890 yen; Maxi-single CD; UCCD-261B; Limited pressings 01. ヨルノハテ (YORU NO HATE) 02. S.O.S(sick of sick) 03. タイハイヤクニタタズ (TAIHAI YAKU NI TATAZU) (Bonus track) 04. スロウメロウ (SLOW MELLOW)
2010-04-02 Edit: Dali's official website says S.O.S(sick of sick), but UNDER CODE's official website says S.O.S only. I'll update again when the CD is actually released.
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 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.
① I previously posted this here, but locked the entry since I wasn't 100% sure. But now I am! シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) is joining UNDER CODE PRODUCTION and already has a release planned. The band's section at the UCP OHP is here, and there's already a sample up!
② Phantasmagoria will be participating at a pair of lives on 2010-02-05 and 2010-03-19. It's important to note that they are not announcing a comeback at this time; they are simply playing as guests. However... They have been removed from the “disbanded” page at the OHP, so maybe we can expect something more substantial soon~
③ Phantasmagoria has opened a special section at the OHP. See Phantasmagoria's page here for the first official shot from their recent photography session.
④ And for some live news~
Arc and 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) are having a twoman, UCP突撃編2マン Arc維新隊 (UCP Totsugekihen 2 MAN Arcishintai), on 2010-02-11 at Shinsaibashi FANJ-twice.
水風船 (Mizufuusen) and (有)ネガエンタープライセス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) (the Arc and Nega session bands) are sponsoring a VS event, ヴィジュアル界の阪神巨人戦!! (VISUAL Kai no Hanshin Kyojinsen), on 2010-05-04 at ESAKA MUSE.
And finally, UCP's 7th anniversary will be celebrated with the event 地下線7周年記念祭 (Chikasen 7 Shuunen Kinensai) on 2010-03-13 and 2010-03-14 at OSAKA MUSE and ESAKA MUSE.
Details of 首都制圧 2009~2010 (Shuto Seiatsu 2009~2010), UNDER CODE's New Year countdown event, have been released. As previously stated, it will take place on 2009-12-31 through 2010-01-01 at 東京キネマ倶楽部 (Tokyo KINEMA Club). Special goods will be available at the live. The lineup is as follows:
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 [From Arc's blog] Arc has completed photography of their new outfits. The photoshoot seems to be a nice one (cool backdrop!), and the members themselves have some pretty nice gold-on-red costumes. You can see a small version here.
② [From Dali's blog] Recording has begun on a upcoming single by session band 水風船 (Mizufuusen). The single (mentioned in a previous post) was composed and produced by KISAKI. It just so happens that he's doing the bass for the recording as well. The lineup of musicians featured in the recording differs from the ones who actually play as the session band live: KO-JI and 俊 (Shun) of Arc were, of course, involved in the recording, but 旬奈 (Shunna) of Dali was involved as well (and, of course, KISAKI).
③ [From 尖's (Saki's) blog] ClearVeil have recorded a new PV! Like most of UNDER CODE's PV recordings lately, it's not clear which song was featured, and it hasn't yet been announced what kind of release the PV will be featured on.
④ [From KISAKI's blog] KISAKI has said that a big update will be made at the UNDER CODE OHP on the 21st of this month. So if Christmas isn't exciting enough for you, at least there's that to look forward to!
① [From the UNDER CODE OHP] More awesome news for ネガ (Nega) fans: the band will be releasing two brand new singles next year. There are no types, every song is new, and the tracklistings are already announced. Pretty cool! There's also an official privilege; those who buy both new singles at the same time will be eligible to receive a special DVD of some sort. No details regarding the DVD have been given, but more information will be available in the packaging of the CD's themselves.
② [From the UNDER CODE OHP] Dali will be sponsoring a new event called pain paint collection on 2009-02-13 at 心斎橋FANJ-twice (Shinsaibashi FANJ-twice).
③ [From KISAKI's blog] Arc will be holding a "triumphant return" two-part oneman live on 2009-02-22 at 生駒RHEB GATE (Ikoma RHEB GATE). The event is being called N・A・R・A, and the first half will start at 15:30, while the second half will start at 19:00. In his blog, KISAKI said that each part will be different, so fans should attend both!
④ [From KISAKI's blog] One of the staff at UNDER CODE, Staff N, will be having a birthday celebration event! The event will take place on 2009-02-07 at HOLIDAY OSAKA and will be called 暴走天使 ~Birth of "N"~ (Bousou Tenshi ~Birth of "N"~). The event is to feature Arc, Megaromania, and 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin), along with session bands DHaRiM (comprised of members from ダリス (Dhalis), M, and MaRiLL, all Planet CHILD Music bands), T.K.F.M. (featuring (Takafumi), Zodd of ゾディア (Zodia), 静-siz- of ネス (Neth), and 陽悸 (Youki) formerly of Madieduor), and 水風船 (Mizufuusen) (an ongoing session band that features KO~JI of Arc, SAN of ネガ (Nega), ケエト (Keeto) of Dali, and Ray and 優 (Yuu) of ネガ (Nega)).
⑤ [From KISAKI's blog] Arc, Dali, and (Nega) fans take note: According to KISAKI, 水風船 (Mizufuusen)--the session featuring members from those bands--will be releasing a special CD at the 暴走天使 ~Birth of "N"~ (Bousou Tenshi ~Birth of "N"~) event. The CD will be limited to about 100 pressings and will be for sale only at that live. Pretty cool though.