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Posts from 2015

Jikkentai NEMESIS one-day revival
Jikkentai NEMESIS one-day revival

Jikkentai NEMESIS will hold a one-day revival on 2016-01-05 at OSAKA MUSE.

If you don't remember, Jikkentai NEMESIS was a continuous session band formed by guitarist SAN after the disbandment of NEGA. It featured ex-Reeper vocalist Saica and ex-Vior gloire drummer ARU. Guitarist Hiroya and bassist Nagi joined for the session's last live, and that lineup became official band the:Ø.

It has been confirmed that the 2016-01-05 performance will not feature the full lineup, but Nagi and SAN have already confirmed their participation.

That should kill the rumors of SAN being hated by everyone for joining BFN, lol.

EDIT: Saica and Aru, plus ex-LUCHE. guitarist Hikaru, have also confirmed their participation in the revival.
UCP session band, Rame in an ambulance, & upcoming reunion?
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION session band Shingen Kichi SPECIAL ~PERMANENT BAND~ (神言基地SPECIAL ~パーマネントバンド~) successfully completed its live at Abeno ROCKTOWN. They played several staples of Kisaki & Kansai Kizoku setlists:


V. Rame [ex-VIDOLL] / B. KISAKI [LIN] / G. MIZALY [LIN] / G. SAN [ex-NEGA] / D. TERO [ex-VIDOLL]

-SE-
1. WAISETSU Ningyou (ワイセツ人形) [VIDOLL cover]
2. Pixy false [Phantasmagoria cover]
-MC-
3. Freedom [LIN cover]
4. Tree [VIDOLL cover]
5. Kamiuta (神 歌) [Phantasmagoria cover]
-ENCORE-
6. WAISETSU Ningyou (ワイセツ人形) [VIDOLL cover]


Unfortunately, it seems that, after the live, Rame left in an ambulance D:! But he says it was only due to expending too much energy during the live―he's fine now.

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On a related note, it seems that KISAKI, Jui [VIDOLL/GOTCHAROCKA], JUN [Phantasmagoria/GOTCHAROCKA], and Rame [VIDOLL/Black Gene For the Next Scene] did a photography/interview session with each other yesterday?! I guess it's for some upcoming magazine, probably... hopefully something really good!
UNDER CODE session band 「Shingenkichi SPECIAL」 will perform
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!).

HEISEI ISHIN vocalist Taku “presents” event in December
A special event has been announced for 2015-12-10 which will memorialize deceased HEISEI ISHIN vocalist Taku (拓). Several special acts will appear―almost all of which were part of the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION family ❤.

N@H, the special two-piece band which was considered the “second act” of HEISEI ISHIN, will appear, along with GIGAMOUS, the formal band that followed. The band More, which features ex-12012 members will appear, as will a special version of THE BLACK SWAN which features ex-NEGA drummer Yu (優)!! A session called Ishin (維新) will appear, which presumably will cover HEISEI ISHIN songs, too.

Finally, a super special session called Yoshifumi BAND (よしふみバンド) will appear, which is made up of retired ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION guys...!! It features CO- (the not-seen-since-his-arrest ex-FUTURISM・BOYZ vocalist), TAKAFUMI (most famous UNDER CODE PRODUCTION staff member), KANATA (ex-LIN guitarist-cum-sommelier), Yoshi (HEISEI ISHIN leader who retired from music), and 姫雛~hina~ (ex-Anjyu' drummer). (Interestingly, many of those guys worked at TAKAFUMI's club!)

What a great lineup... I'd really like to see that live! R.I.P Taku ❤

http://weloveucp.com/lives/144/
First video of Black Gene featuring SAN
Here's a preview of Black Gene For the Next Scene's Uragaeri (裏返り) PV―the first footage of the band since the joining of ex-NEGA guitarist SAN. I'm somewhat surprised that the guitars aren't emphasized at all in this portion of the song, but at least there's a tantalizing taste of a guitar solo from SAN at the end. What do you think?


ex-NEGA guitarist SAN joins Black Gene For the Next Scene
Black Gene For the Next Scene has announced that ex-NEGA (and ex-the:Ø) guitarist SAN has officially joined! The band's first release with this new lineup is a 3 type maxi-single on 2015-04-22, Uragaeri (裏返り). The first live featuring SAN will be on 2015-03-01, and the group's oneman tour will start on 2015-04-29, with a tour final on 2015-07-11, at which an important announcement will be made and a new song will be freely distributed. Good luck BFN!

New band: Dead Children officially revealed!
Ray's new band, Dead Children, has been officially revealed! Their first single, CLOSET, will be released at lives only on 2015-03-27 through Ray's label, Licht Entertainment. The band has also announced its 4-month consecutive sponsored events, DEAD CHILDREN PARTY. Details of that are below, but in the mean time, check out this awesome PV and song preview!

Dead Children are:
V. MINAMI (ミナミ) [ex-ROGUE] @dchildrenminami Ameblo
G. Cain @dchildren_cain Ameblo
G. MAST [ex-Aliene Maφriage, VABeL, etc.] @dchildren_mast Ameblo
B. Ray [ex-Aliene Maφriage, NEGA, etc.] @dchildren_ray Ameblo



Dead Children has also mentioned that their first tour will commence on 2015-03-31, with a tour final on 2015-05-03 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE. More details on that to come...

http://weloveucp.com/lives/38/
http://weloveucp.com/lives/39/
http://weloveucp.com/lives/40/
http://weloveucp.com/lives/41/

artist page
Dead Children official website official Facebook
Ray (ex-NEGA) new band 「Dead Children」 lineup and first photo revealed
I've confirmed the lineup of ex-NEGA bassist Ray's new band, Dead Children! I'm also sharing their first official photo―they look great! Full details will be revealed in about a day, on 2015-02-01.

Dead Children
V. MINAMI (ミナミ) [ex- VAMPIRE (ヴァンパイア) → ROGUE]
G. MAST [ex- au†ism → Aliene Maφriage → Noir fleurir → MIL → VABEL]
G. Cain
B. Ray [ex- au†ism → Aliene Maφriage → Vinett → MIL → NEGA]


It appears that they will use support drummers for now.
Ray session band update
The drummer has been revealed for Ray's session band on 2015-02-13, Kuromikado (黒御門):
【V. MINAMI (ミナミ) [ex-ROGUE] / G. Cain / G. MAST [ex-Aliene Maφriage] / B. Ray [ex-NEGA] / D. Rui [sForzato]】

Meanwhile, Ray has mentioned that his new band will be revealed on 2015-02-01. Do you think that his new band will feature the same members as the session band?
ex-NEGA Ray new band
ex-NEGA bassist and Licht Entertainment president Ray has mentioned that his new band will be announced in February. According to Trombe, the name of this band is Dead Children and the lineup is the same as Ray's session Kuromikado. (However, I can't find confirmation of either.)

While we wait for more information, Licht Entertainment has opened its official Twitter: @dchildren02.
Minor news roundup 1/5
Here's the latest minor news:

  • The Vasalla × WITH SEXY countdown was indeed leading to news of a limited revival. However, details haven't been announced yet.

    Watch their OHP for updates.
  • ex-NEGA Ray will appear with MAST in a session band on 2015-02-13!

    Kuromikado (黒御門)
    【V. MINAMI (ミナミ) [ex-ROGUE] / G. Cain / G. MAST [ex-Aliene Ma'riage ~ VABeL] / B. Ray [ex-NEGA] / D. (TBA)】

    ex-CindyKate ~ FOODED SEAL Masami (雅美) will also hold his session, MASAMING (マサミング), at that event.
  • Maki (真稀) [ex-hurts, many others], will secede from his current band, UNDEAD, on 2015-01-27. It's assumed that he'll officially join Lucifer's underground, of which he's currently only a support member.
  • ex-SUZAKU Itsuki (樹) has announced his session band lineup for 2015-01-23:
    【V. Itsuki (樹) [AiM MaiM] / G. Natsume Sakutarou (夏目 朔太郎) [AiM MaiM] / G. Ao (碧) [ex-paradeis] / B. UCHI [A113] / D. Shota (咲汰) [A113]】
  • ex-Cu[be] vocalist will appear in another session:
    http://weloveucp.com/lives/17/
  • To celebrate the recent release of their single, AiM MaiM will commence their first tour, -Inochi no Yurai。- (-いのちのゆらい。-), on 2015-01-29. Their tour final will be announced a later date.
  • REALies have a new towel.
  • VARYL have uploaded a preview of their upcoming single:


  • Various UCP-related artists are featured on this TOWER RECORDS CD in which they talk about their favorite releases throughout the year.
  • REALies has postponed their upcoming single from 2015-01-14 to 2015-01-28.

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]】
Minor news roundup 12/4
  • After the secession of two members, FOODED SEAL secondary guitarist maNa has been promoted to primary guitarist. Verry [ex-ViV] has commenced support drums as of 2014-12-01, and Shuu (しゅう) has commenced support secondary guitar as of 2014-12-03.
  • GIGAMOUS will release their best album, GIGA BEST, in two types on 2015-02-11: limited type with live DVD, and normal type with bonus track.
  • MASKED RIDER SYSTEM bassist Mikoto (美琴) is temporarily absent from that band so he could concentrate on Vallquar's disbandment concerns. Ena [ex-HenzeL, etc.] will act as MASKED RIDER SYSTEM's support bassist on 2014-12-17.
  • A new version of Ray's continuous session band, Raychel Band Kai (れいちぇるバンド改), will appear on 2015-01-07 at Shinjuku (新宿) BIRTH:
    【V. MINAMI (ミナミ) [ROGUE] / G. YOSHITO (ヨシト) [ex-AVANCHICK] / G. MAST [ex-Aliene Ma'riage, etc.] / B. Ray [ex-NEGA] / D. Itsuki (樹)】
Anjyu' × NEGA × ZODIA alumni session, plus ZODIA copy band?
On 2014-09-08, ex-ZODIA, NEGA, and Anjyu' members will perform in a session. It will be the first activity from ex-Anjyu' drummer hina in years, actually! The session will be at the 11th anniversary of Bar Paradox (a long time friend of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION).

Bar Paradox 11th Anniversary Paradox Sonic ~PARASONI 2014 3 days~ (Paradox Soni ~パラソニ2014 3 days~)
2014-08-09 at Ash OSAKA
  • [R]Call
    【V. +Yuu (+悠) [ex-ZODIA (ゾディア) ~ Ultimate Sonic] / G. SAN [ex-NEGA ~ the:Ø] / B. Ray [ex-NEGA] / D. ORYUUTA (おリュータ) [ex-Anjyu' (as 姫雛~hina~)]】

    ※ Will play UNDER CODE PRODUCTION songs!
  • KACCHIN New BAND (カッチンNew BAND) / Mother Of Soul / RAUGOMESU (ラウゴメス) / Nose individual / CAROLINE (キャロライン)


After that, +Yuu will hold his session -z-, which will perform ZODIA songs.

k.o.k PRESENTS k.o.k CONFLICT ~ LOVECON -Bangaihen- (k.o.k コンフリクト~LOVEコン-番外編-)
2014-08-16 at Ash OSAKA
  • -z-
    【V&G. +Yuu [ex-ZODIA ~ Ultimate Sonic] / B. Ena [ex-HenzeL] / D. Chihiro [ex-LICKER]】

    ※ Will play ZODIA songs!
  • LUCHe. / Xepher / 2nd Dyz / Oneness / ROMANCINGsaga / Tatoeba Konna Hanashi / Shounenki / Lylow / SAMUKURO / etc.


Finally, +Yuu will hold his girugamesh cover session on 2014-08-04.
News roundup 7/29
Here's the latest from ClearVeil, FOODED SEAL, ISORA (イソラ), NEGA, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし), and the:Ø:

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THE BLACK SWAN updates
THE BLACK SWAN members' blogs and Twitters are open, and the band has announced details of its tour final at which a new song will be distributed.

THE BLACK SWAN PRESENTS FIRST TOUR 2014 「NEEDLESS × NEEDLESS」 TOUR FINAL
KILLER × KILLER CARNIVAL
2014-09-11 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA
THE BLACK SWAN / Sel'm / Femme Fatale / ERIZA / Nihilizm / SAVAGE

I SOLATION freely distributed to attendees


THE BLACK SWAN members' blogs

the:Ø first photo and samples
the:Ø have revealed their first look and samples of their first songs!! All songs were composed by SAN... ...so why do they suck?!?! IMO they're surprisingly basic for such great musicians. But what do you think?


UNDER CODE PRODUCTION models for Tritt fur Tritt anniversary
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!

Tritt für Tritt 10th anniversary event Tritt für Tritt, Ikebukuro wo JACK!? ~Shikaku to Choukaku no 「Jikohyougen」~ =HAIR MAKE & LIVE SHOW= (トリトリ,池袋をジャック!? ~視覚と聴覚の「自己表現」~ =ヘアメイク&ライブショー=)
2014-09-22 at Ikebukuro Toshima Koukaidou (池袋豊島公会堂)

【UNDER CODE PRODUCTION models】
  • KISAKI (UNDER CODE PRODUCTION president / LIN)
  • SUI (ex-Megaromania ~ LIN)
  • MIZALY (ex-Megaromania ~ LIN)
  • YUSHI (ex-Megaromania ~ LIN)
  • CERO (LIN)
  • Rame (ex-VIDOLL ~ Black Gene For the Next Scene)
  • SAN (ex-NEGA ~ the:Ø)
  • Ray (ex-NEGA ~ Licht Entertainment president)
  • Cecil (ex-E'm ~grief~)
  • RENA (ex-Vior gloire ~ THE BLACK SWAN)
  • RAI (ex-HEISEI ISHIN ~ GIGAMOUS)
  • YUKKIE (ex-HEISEI ISHIN ~ GIGAMOUS)
  • Otake (ex-CindyKate ~ AVANCHICK)
  • (unknown vocalist of AVANCHICK) (AVANCHICK)

【other models】
yo-ka (DIAURA) / Kayuu (ν) / Sizna (Moran) / Ice (BFN) / MINAMI / YUKI (CELL) / kyouki (Grieva) / Hisame (Grieva) / mikado (Oneness) / syuma (Oneness) / rui (MISARUKA) / rin (MISARUKA) / Agato (Tokami) / Yutaka (LUCHe.) / Hikaru (LUCHe.) / rino (Synk;yet) / yuiha (Synk;yet) / VAMPIRE ROSE / Humiya (SERIAL⇔NUMBER) / Seiran (HiMeDOKI) / Luy (ZIN) / Kei (ZIN) / Riku (ZIN) / Louie (Rose Noire) / Jill (Rose Noire) / Tomoya (LIV'ERT) / Tamaki Souji (MARBLE HEAD) / Shion (AXIA) / TAKUYA (REVIL) / RayJi (ViV) / TAKA (White Palette) / Sakinew (ex-TRUST) / Yuuka (ex-Fi'Ance.)

【live performances】
Royz / DIAURA / GOTCHAROCKA / ν / Kiryu (己龍)


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..

THE BLACK SWAN members formally revealed, release announced
THE BLACK SWAN formally announced its lineup on Sunday; as speculated previously, it features ex-Vior gloire bassist RENA along with other relatively unknown musicians.

THE BLACK SWAN
V. 儿-JIN- (ex-NEGA)
G. 樹-ITSUKI- (ex-ORIGAMI (オリガミ))
G. 誠-MAKOTO (ex-RevieЯ, Doppler)
B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire)
D. 煉-LEN-

THE BLACK SWAN held a secret live on the 11th at SHIBUYA REX and performed the following original songs:
  • INSIDE SILENCE
  • I SOLATION
  • Jishin Boukansha (自深傍観者)
  • HATE YOURSELF UNTIL YOU DIE

The band will release their first live-limited single, Kurochou (黒聴), during their first live tour which starts on 2014-06-06. The single will contain two songs―I'm pretty sure these will be “I SOLATION” and “Jishin Boukansha”, as these are already recorded, but this hasn't been confirmed.

Finally, THE BLACK SWAN has revealed that their tour final will be held on 2014-09-11 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA.
king zeebra × Licht Entertainment
king zeebra, the label of ex-SUZAKU (朱) vocalist Itsuki (樹), and Licht Entertainment, the label of ex-NEGA bassist Ray, held their co-sponsored event yesterday at FAN-J twice.

Licht Entertainment & king zeebra present Kansai Kekkishuukai (関西決起集会)
2014-04-25 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) FANJ-twice
  • Ray & Itsuki BAND (Ray&樹バンド)
    【V. Ituki (ex-SUZAKU) / G. Ao (碧) (ex-paradeis) / G. KAEDE (カヱデ) (ex-MEKAKUSI (メカクシ)) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. Karen (火憐) (ex-SUZAKU~ISORA (イソラ))】
  • Giyaku (偽薬)
    【V. rima (PLACEBO (プラセボ)) / G. hina (PLACEBO) / G. RYO (PLACEBO) / B. Tomoki (朋希) (PLACEBO) / D. sakura (PLACEBO)】
  • ISORA (イソラ)
  • DECIDE
  • Shunsetsu (春雪)
  • Jikkendai NEMESIS (実験体NEMESIS)
    【V. Saica (槐) (the:Ø) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA~the:Ø) / G. Hiroya (尋弥) (the:Ø) / B. Nagi (凪) (the:Ø) / D. ARU (アル) (ex-Vior gloire~the:Ø)】
  • UnRealistic
    【V. YUUTO (ユウト) (ex-C≠P) / G. A.KI / B. Nagi (渚) / D. 爻~kou~】
  • (large session)
ex-NEGA and Vior gloire new band: the:Ø
ex-NEGA guitarist SAN has officially announced his new band!!! the:Ø (pronounced “the o” [ジ オ]), which will also feature ex-Vior gloire drummer ARU (アル), will officially start this summer.

the:Ø
V. Saica (槐) 【ex-Reeper】
G. SAN 【ex-NEGA】
G. Hiroya (尋弥)
B. Nagi (凪) 【ex-Regalia】
D. ARU (アル) 【ex-Vior gloire】


the:Ø official website
THE BLACK SWAN officially starts
THE BLACK SWAN, new band of ex-NEGA vocalist 儿-JIN-, has officially started!!! Check out THE BLACK SWAN's first official photo (above) and [awesome] samples of their songs Jishin Boukansha (自深傍観者) and ISOLATION:



Although THE BLACK SWAN has officially started, the band's full lineup still hasn't been revealed. From his hand tattoo, I'm pretty sure that's RENA (ex-Vior gloire) on the far left, but I can't confirm any of the other members (aside from assuming they're the same as the TBS session lineup).

At any rate, THE BLACK SWAN has announced their first tour, and more information should be revealed before their first live on 2014-06-06.

THE BLACK SWAN FIRST TOUR 2014 NEEDLESS × NEEDLESS
2014-06-06 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE
2014-06-20 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4
2014-06-27 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA
2014-07-11 at Shibuya (渋谷) REX
2014-07-17 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4
2014-08-04 at Sendai (仙台) MACANA
2014-08-06 at Niigata (新潟) RIVERST
2014-08-07 at Kanazawa (金沢) vanvanV4
2014-08-10 at Nagoya (名古屋) MUSIC FARM
2014-08-18 at Fukuoka (福岡) DRUM SON
2014-08-20 at Hiroshima NAMIKI JUNCTION (広島ナミキジャンクション)
2014-08-21 at Okayama (岡山) CRAZY 2nd ROOM
2014-08-24 at Osaka (大阪) VARON
2014-08-30 at Meguro Rockmaykan (目黒鹿鳴館)

NEEDLESS × NEEDLESS TOUR FINAL
2014-09-XX at somewhere in Tokyo


Musoukai new events announced
Ray, ex-NEGA and now president of his own label(?) Musoukai (無双会), has announced his label's collaboration event with Livqueur Records (label of ex-KALEN (カレン) Takaya).

By the way, the full lineups of Musoukai's 2014-03-08 event appearances from ex-NEGA and ex-SUZAKU members were already revealed; you can check them on the original post.

Livqueur Records × Musoukai Presents Osaka Special Night (大阪Special Night)
2014-03-30 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) soma
  • PLACEBO with Ray (プラセボ with Ray) (special guest)
  • [Chou]RaRa. ([蝶]RaRa.) / DECIDE / (c・A・t)

Osaka Special Night ~SESSION Matsuri~ (大阪Special Night~セッション祭り~)
2014-03-31 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) soma
  • KOTESEBO (コテセボ) 【V. rima (PLACEBO) / G. hina (PLACEBO) / B. Tomoki? (朋希) / D. sakura】

  • Dainippon Itai Geisha (大日本痛い芸者) 【V. Toshiki (十式) (DECIDE) / G. Akira? (Gekisou! Sakamoto Kinpachi 24 Ji (激走!坂本金八24時)) / G. IO (イオ) (ex-Rext) / B. Yunyun (ゆんゆん) (ex-Rext) / D. TBA】

  • Takachan World (たかちゃんわーるど) 【V. TAKAYUKI / G. Remu (れむ) (DECIDE) / G. Yuura (憂羅) (DECIDE) / B. Ritsu (率) (ex-Ampride) / D. Yuppi (ゆっぴ) (DECIDE)

  • Witch Craft Works 【V. Kagari? (篝) / G. Remu (れむ) (DECIDE) / G. Jun (巡) (ex-DiaboluS) / B. Mira (みら) / D. TBA】

  • Dokumocchaimasu SESSION (毒盛っちゃいますセッション) 【V. Yuzuki (柚葵) ([Chou]RaRa.) / G. Yura (憂羅) (DECIDE) / G. Mafuyu (繭冬) ([Chou]RaRa.) / B. Sara (沙羅) (DECIDE) / D. Shin (しん) ((c・A・t)<world sp.)】

  • RaRaGaMe (ららげーむ) 【V. Kazuha (和葉) (BuG_GaMe) / G. Masa (雅咲) ([Chou]RaRa.) / G. Kee ([Chou]RaRa.) / B. KIYO (キヨ) (BuG_GaMe) / D. Kuuri (空莉) (ex-[Chou]RaRa.)】

  • Ganmen Heiki Yuuya (顔面兵器ゆーや) 【V. Yuuya (ゆーや) / G. Shogo (ex-Lougenel) / G. Sorasaki Daisuke (蒼空咲 大介) (ex-GALLMAZZO) / B. Asahi (あさひ) (ex-AMEDAMA (アメダマ)) / D. TBA】

  • Jidai da toka Hayari da toka yoku Kain nee kedo You ha KAKKOyokerya sore de ii n ja nee no (時代だとか流行だとかよく解んねぇけど要はカッコ良けりゃそれでいいんじゃねぇの) 【V. Sorasaki Daisuke (蒼空咲 大介) (ex-GALLMAZZO) / G. Nisura (にすら) / G. ReI / B. Asahi (あさひ) (ex-AMEDAMA (アメダマ)) / D. Jun (じゅん)】

  • Uta Maru POWER Chuunyuushitai (うたまるパワー注入し隊) 【V. Yuusuke (勇介) / G. Nanba (なんば) (tentative) / B. Akina? (聖奈) / D. Kikei? (鬼繋) (ex-KOKUYOKU (黒翼))】


SAN and Ray event details
Further lineup details have been revealed for the Musoukai (無双会) live event on 2014-03-08:

Musoukai PresentsShinsaibashi Bakuon Matsuri ~Naniwa Hatsujouriku~ (心斎橋爆音祭り~なにわ初上陸~) 2014-03-08 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) soma
  • Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) 【V. Itsuki (樹) (ex-SUZAKU) / G. Ao (碧) (ex-paradeis) / G. KAEDE (カヱデ) (ex-MEKAKUSHI (メカクシ)) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. REIYA (ex-LIN)
  • Jikkentai NEMESIS (実験体NEMESIS) 【V. Saica (槐) (ex-Reeper) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. Hiroya? (尋弥) / B. Nagi (凪) (REGALIA (レガリア)) / D. ARU (アル) (ex-Vior gloire)
  • ABSOLUTE TERA.F (アブソリュートテラ.F) (ex-SUZAKU Kizuna prototype band) 【V. Syuuya (秋夜) (ex-scarlet) / G. ciel (空-ciel) (ex-Metztli) / G. Yuho? (優歩) (ex-EINSEELE sp.) / B. Kizuna (絆) (ex-SUZAKU) / D. Karen (火燐) (ex-SUZAKU)
  • DECIDE (produced by ex-NEGA Ray) / [Chou]RaRa. ([螺]RaRa.) / Gekisou! Sakamoto Kinpachi 24 Ji (激走!坂本金八24時) / SAMUKURO (サムクロ)
THE BLACK SWAN additional session appearance
THE BLACK SWAN additional session appearance

THE BLACK SWAN has added another performance as SESSION BAND TBS (セッションバンドTBS) on 2014-04-14. So far, 【V. JIN (儿) / G. Itsuki (樹) / B. RENA】 are confirmed to be in the lineup this time.

NAINE PresentsNEW ANSWER IS NEW ETHIC 2014-04-14 at Shibuya (渋谷) REX
SESSION BAND TBS / NAINE / LOUD GRAPE / SUPER BOYS / Revolv (レボルブ) / Ecthelion

Roundup 2/16
Here's the latest mini-news roundup, featuring 12012, 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi, ARLEQUIN (アルルカン), chariots, E'm ~grief~, Megaromania, Oneness, REALies, and SIVA members.

  • 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.
Raychel BAND to disband
Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) will hold their disbandment sponsored event on 2014-03-21, sponsored by label Musoukai (無双会). I hope that Ray will announce some new activity at that time...

Raychel BAND disbandment sponsored eventIkebukuro Bakuon Matsuri (池袋爆音祭り) 2014-03-21 at Ikebukuro (池袋) CYBER
Raychel BAND (disbandment)
V. YU-I (ユーイ) (ex-CindyKate / GOEMON RECORDS) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. Otake (おたけ) (ex-CindyKate) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. (TBA)】
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) / プラセボ (PLACEBO) / Oneness / Neverland / sForzato / MEBIUS (メビウス)

Minor updates 2/8
Some minor updates featuring GOTCHAROCKA, Syndrome, ARLEQUIN (アルルカン), CARAT (カラット), Oneness, and hurts:

  • GOTCHAROCKA bassist Shingo (真悟) had the flu and was absent at the band's lives and instores from 2014-02-01 through 2014-02-03.
  • ex-Syndrome ~ zechs vocalist Tsutaya changed his name to Pami。 (ぱみ。) and opened his new official Facebook
  • Tickets for ARLEQUIN's 2014-03-15 first oneman have sold out!
  • Oneness will hold a twoman with the Raid. on 2014-06-01 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA NEXT. Details TBA.


  • ex-hurts guitarist Mukku (むっく) will appear in session CUSUCO THE KAN CREW 【V. Mukku (ex-hurts) / G. Zin (迅) (ex-Schwein) / B. TAKA (AxiL) / D. Eve (ex-Lycaon)】 on 2014-02-28 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA NEXT.
  • GOEMON RECORDS will hold its sponsored event, Fuki no Tou (ふきのとう), on 2014-04-08 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA. ARLEQUIN and REALies appear as guests, along with Crazy★shampoo, VOW, Oneness, METEOROID, Airish, and Sick².
  • Jikkentai NEMESIS (実験体NEMESIS) performed the following setlist on 2014-02-06: 01. DELUGE (NEGA cover)
    02. BREAK DOWN (girugamesh cover)
    03. AGITATOR (Vior gloire cover)
    04. MaGARU Suiren ` KaKERU (SUZAKU cover)
GOEMON RECORDS 1st anniversary tour
GOEMON RECORDS recently announced their 1st anniversary tour. Check below for full details:

GOEMON RECORDS 1st ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2014 -anniversary 2MAN-REALies×ARLEQUIN (REALies×アルルカン) 2014-05-05 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE
REALies / ARLEQUIN


GOEMON RECORDS 1st ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2014 -REALies sponsored event-Ten yori Takaku! KoinobariALies (天より高く!鯉のぼりあらいず) 2014-05-06 at Birth Shinjuku
REALies / CARAT (カラット) / Crazy★shampoo / landz. / NAINE / DOWNER / the Raid.


GOEMON RECORDS 1st ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2014 -Shohei BIRTHDAY EVENT-HEY!HEY!HEY! 2014-05-11 at SHIBUYA REX
● ARLEQUIN / Dangan NO LIMIT (弾丸 NO LIMIT) / the Gallo / METEOROID / Airish / MUSHIKERATOPS (ムシケラトプス)
TBSV. JIN (儿) (ex-NEGA) / G. Itsuki (樹) / G. Sen (千) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / D. Kiryu (希柳)】
~Sakigake☆Shohei Tomo no Kai~ (魁☆祥平 友の会~) 【V. YU-I (ユーイ) (ex-CindyKate) / G. Ritsu (律) (REALies) / G. N∀O (REALies) / B. Shohei (祥平) (ARLEQUIN) / D. Kazna (一砂) (REALies)


GOEMON RECORDS 1st ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2014Daimyou Gyouretsu (大名行列)
  • 2014-05-05 at Ikebukuro (池袋) CYBER REALies / ARLEQUIN

  • 2014-05-06 at Birth Shinjuku REALies / Crazy★shampoo / landz. / NAINE / DOWNER / the Raid. / CARAT (カラット)

  • 2014-05-11 at SHIBUYA REX ARLEQUIN / Dangan NO LIMIT (弾丸 NO LIMIT) / the Gallo / METEOROID / Airish / MUSHIKERATOPS (ムシケラトプス) / TBS / ~Sakigake☆Shohei Tomo no Kai~

  • 2014-05-13 at Kanazawa (金沢) AZ REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / CARAT / MoNoLith / landz. / DOWNER

  • 2014-05-14 at Niigata (新潟) GOLDEN PIG RED STAGE REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / CARAT / MoNoLith / landz. / DOWNER / XIBALBA

  • 2014-05-15 at Sendai (仙台) darwin REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / CARAT / Hanashounen BADDIES (花少年バディーズ) / landz. / DOWNER / Crazy★shampoo

  • 2014-05-18 at Hiroshima Namiki JUNCTION (広島並木ジャンクション) REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / CARAT / MoNoLith / CRADLE (クレイドル) / METEOROID

  • 2014-05-19 at Fukuoka (福岡) DRUM BE-1 REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / CARAT / Hanashounen BADDIES / MoNoLith / Visper

  • 2014-05-20 at Okayama (岡山) IMAGE REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / CARAT / Hanashounen BADDIES / MoNoLith / METEOROID

  • 2014-05-22 at Ash OSAKA Vent Croix (opening act) / REALies / ARLEQUIN / DECIDE / METEOROID / Zombie (ぞんび) / Xepher / Xenon / 2nd Dyz

  • 2014-05-23 at OSAKA MUSE REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / Hanashounen BADDIES / LIPHLICH / Blitz / landz. / Crazy★shampoo

  • 2014-05-24 at Nagoya (名古屋) M.I.D REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / Hanashounen BADDIES / LIPHLICH / Blitz / landz. / Crazy★shampoo

  • 2014-05-25 at HOLIDAY NEXT NAGOYA REALies / ARLEQUIN / METEOROID / the Raid. / Lustknot / Zombie / Vent Croix / BlackKlaxon

  • 2014-05-29 at TSUTAYA O-WEST REALies / ARLEQUIN / GIGAMOUS / Hanashounen BADDIES / LIPHLICH / amber gris / Blitz / landz.
Session updates 1/31
Latest session updates, featuring ex- NEGA, Vior gloire, and SIVA:

  • Further members of ex-NEGA SAN session band Jikkentai NEMESIS (実験体NEMESIS) appearance on 2014-03-08 have been announced: 【V. Saica (槐) (ex-Reeper) / G. SAN / D. ARU (アル) (ex-Vior gloire) / (others TBA)】

  • ex-SIVA vocalist KAIRI (カイリ) will hold his session at PLACEBO (プラセボ) (band produced by ex-NEGA Ray) sponsored event.
    Musoukai (無双会) Presents PLACEBO sponsored eventRe:birth「P」 2014-03-08 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE
    PLACEBO (プラセボ) / FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) / Bakeneko (化け猫) 【V. KAIRI / (others TBA)】 / Neverland / VABEL / sForzato / Arizaka Mii? (有坂未唯)

By the way, I wonder if Musoukai (無双会) might be a label owned by Ray, considering that it produced Raychel BAND and PLACEBO lives.
THE BLACK SWAN update?
NEGA vocalist announces new band

ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) bassist Shohei (祥平) has announced his May birthday event, and an interesting session band called TBS will appear there... Could this be ex-NEGA vocalist JIN (儿) new band, THE BLACK SWAN? Read on:

As I said, SESSION BAND TBS (セッションバンドTBS) will appear at the event―TBS just happening to be the same initials of THE BLACK SWAN. Furthermore, the lineup includes ex-Vior gloire bassist RENA and ex-ORIGAMI (オリガミ) guitarist Itsuki (樹), both of whom JIN follow on Twitter. The session's lineup is listed as follows:
【V. (undecided) / G. Itsuki / G. Chi? (千) / B. RENA / D. Kiryu? (希柳)】

But here's the real kicker: the Japanese version of the information includes the note “ボーカは未定です” (“vocal is undecided”). Notice the underlined character? ...That kanji, innocently slipped into the word “ボーカル” (“vocal”), is the kanji for “JIN”!!

So it looks like THE BLACK SWAN will be performing in May, at least in a session/prototype state. If the lineup stays the same (and I hope it does, 'cause JIN and RENA could be cool together!), we can expect THE BLACK SWAN to have the following members:
【V. JIN / G. Itsuki / G. Chi? / B. RENA / D. Kiryu?

What do you think? Will THE BLACK SWAN have the same lineup as this session? Is this a promising lineup? Do you know anything about mystery members Chi and Kiryu?
Session updates 1/27
Here are the latest session band updates, this time featuring SUZAKU (朱), LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-), NEGA, and more:

Musoukai Presents Shinsaibashi Bakuon Matsuri ~Naniwa Hatsujouriku~ (心斎橋爆音祭り~なにわ初上陸~)
2014-03-08 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) soma
  • Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) 【V. 樹-Itsuki- (ex-SUZAKU) / G. TBA / G. TBA / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. REIYA (ex-LIN)
  • Jikkentai NEMESIS (実験体NEMESIS) 【G. SAN / others TBA】
  • MonoLogSupport D. 火憐-Karen- (ex-SUZAKU) / etc.】
  • DECIDE (produced by ex-NEGA Ray) / [Chou]RaRa. ([蝶]RaRa.) / SAMUKURO (サムクロ) / others TBA


rivabook presents Neo STARGATE
2014-04-07 at Osaka RUIDO
  • Shungokusatsu (瞬獄殺) 【V. Itsuki (ex-SUZAKU) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / others TBA】
  • landz. / ELM (エルム) / Xenon / WeZ / SIBILE BASHIR (シビレバシル) / Dangan NO LIMIT (弾丸 NO LIMIT)


NEGA vocalist announces new band
NEGA vocalist announces new band

儿-JIN-, ex-vocalist of NEGA, has announced his long-awaited new band: THE BLACK SWAN!!! The mysterious project has been formed by JIN as his “own” band—but the members, musical sound, visuals, and world view are all shrouded in mystery... Check below for [a clumsy translation of] JIN's official comment:

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THE BLACK SWAN OHP
JIN (THE BLACK SWAN) official Twitter
Raychel BAND 2/6 appearance update
Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) has announced the second guitarist for their 2014-02-06 appearance: 【V. Itsuki (いつき) (ex-SUZAKU) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. ARU (アル) (ex-Vior gloire) / G. Ao (碧) (ex-paradeis)】.
NEGA blogs deleted
All NEGA official blogs have finally been deleted. ex-guitarist SAN has opened his new blog, Under the SAN, above the.... No other members have opened blogs (that I'm aware of), but ex-bassist&leader Ray can be followed on Twitter @ex_nega_ray, and ex-drummer Yu (優) occasionally tweets at @nega_yuofficial.

Posts from 2013

Updates on Ray activities
Updates on the activities of Ray (ex-NEGA):
  • Ray will appear in the radio show VISUAL Tamashii (ビジュアル魂) on 2013-12-19. The show will also feature Otake (おたけ) (ex-CindyKate) and members of DECIDE and PLACEBO (プラセボ) [the two bands which Ray now produces].
  • Ray started his own online radio show called Raychel to Yukai na Nakamatachi (れいちぇると愉快な仲間たち), which aired its first episode last night and featured PLACEBO. By the way, it is produced by KSP, who also produces the REALies/GOEMON RECORDS net radio show.
  • In collaboration with the radio show, two lucky people will win special presents: a signed copy of NEGA's VANITAS, or a signed copy of PLACEBO's (produced by Ray) new CD.
  • PLACEBO will soon change to a formal band.
Raychel BAND appearance
Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド), the ongoing session band of ex-NEGA Ray, has announced a February performance. This time the lineup features ex-NEGA, SUZAKU (朱), and Vior gloire members, with an additional member TBA. Personally, it's a lineup that I would love to see as a real band!!

By the way, the event is sponsored by ELE-MUSIC, which is the label of ex-DAS:VASSER bassist Hideaki (秀暁). And the event features Pink-Tribal (ex-Aliene Ma'riage~DAS:VASSER~La'Mule members), DECIDE (produced by Ray), and Paranoid≠circuS (ex-SUZAKU roadie band). So it seems like a pretty cool event all around :)

ELE-MUSIC PRESENTSTensei-2014-Fuyu (転生-2014-冬) 2014-02-06 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) BIG CAT
  • Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) 【V. Itsuki (いつき) (ex-SUZAKU) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. ARU (アル) (ex-Vior gloire) / G. TBA】
  • Pink-Tribal / DECIDE / umbrella / LOCUS / Benizemi (紅蝉) / SoniqRush. / UNDER FALL JUSTICE / Paranoid≠circuS
king zeebra announces 2nd event
king zeebra, the new label by ex-SUZAKU (朱) vocalist Itsuki (樹)―I think―has announced its second sponsored event. As before, the event will feature ex-SUZAKU, Vior gloire, and NEGA members, including the Shugokusatsu (瞬獄殺) session; so check it out!

king zeebra 2nd sponsored eventking zeebra Shinshun【zome】 Matsuri 2014 (king zeebra新春【初】祭 2014) 2014-01-31 at Ash OSAKA
  • Shugokusatsu (瞬獄殺) 【V. 樹-Itsuki- (ex-SUZAKU) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / D. 火憐-Karen- (ex-SUZAKU)
  • ABSOLUTE TERA.F (アブソリュートテラ.F) 【V. Syuuya (秋夜) (ex-scarlet) / G. Aki (ex-Metztli) / B. 絆-Kizuna- (ex-SUZAKU) / G.&D. undecided】
  • Carrot Vacation Club / AIM / HAYRAL / Daisuke SESSION (大介セッション) / others TBA
Ray makes mini important announcement
Ray makes mini important announcement

ex-NEGA bassist/leader Ray appeared on the NICONICO internet radio show DANGAN・THE・DAN (ダンガン・ザ・ダン) to make a [mini] important announcement: he is now acting as producer for visual band PLACEBO (プラセボ)! This marks Ray's 2nd producing gig―he has been producing the band DECIDE since earlier this year.

PLACEBO is a two-piece indie visual kei band featuring V. rima and G. hina that formed in July of this year. On December 18th, they'll release their first mini-album, JAPANESE GOTHIC MARCHEN (ジャパニーズゴシックメルヘン). Photos of the band and samples from the mini-album are below:

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PLACEBO's first mini-album is available on CDJapan! Be sure to support them, and Ray in his future producing efforts!
SAN and ARU in session
ex-NEGA guitarist SAN and ex-Vior gloire drummer ARU (アル) will perform in a session band called Jikkentai NEMESIS (実験体NEMESIS) 【V. Saica (ex-Reeper) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. Ao (ex-paradeis) / B. (undecided) / D. ARU (ex-Vior gloire)】 on 2013-12-31 at Ash OSAKA. By the way, ex-Dali~LOTMAN new band 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) will also perform at that event.
ex-KALEN session
ex-KALEN (カレン) bassist (and president of label Livqueur Records) Takaya will participate in a session band on 2014-01-05 at OSAKA MUSE. DECIDE, the band produced by ex-NEGA bassist and leader Ray, will also perform in a session at the same event.

New Year session festivalPHALAENOPSIS no Uta vol.4 (ファレノプシスの唄 vol.4) 2014-01-05 at OSAKA MUSE
● Meruppoid (めるっぽいど) 【V. Meru (める) [(c・A・t)● Oo↑shii↓ (おー↑しー↓) (DECIDE)
● (full session lineup here)

Shugokusatsu (and related) recent activity
Couple of bits of info about Shugokusatsu (瞬獄殺), the continuous session band of ex-SUZAKU (朱) vocalist Itsuki (樹) and ex-Vior gloire bassist RENA:

  • Shugokusatsu will perform on 2013-12-24 at SHIBUYA-REX (guitarist and drummer TBA). ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) band FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) will also play at that event.
  • Before that, Shugokusatsu will also perform on 2013-12-12 at Osaka (大阪) RUIDO, with ex-NEGA guitarist SAN and ex-Vior gloire drummer ARU (アル).
  • On 2013-10-24, Shugokusatsu performed with ex-NEGA guitarist SAN and ex-SUZAKU drummer Karen (火憐). They played MaGARU by SUZAKU, Niji by L'Arc~en~Ciel, AGITATOR by Vior gloire, and Kusarekoi by SUZAKU.
  • ex-SUZAKU band Envus will hold a one day revival on 2014-01-11 (further details TBA). 【V. HIDEKI (ex-SUZAKU Itsuki) / G. Haruka (MonoLog) / G. Kaoru (holyclock) / B. Kagari (ex-SUZAKU Kizuna)】
  • New Kansai-area indie label king zeebra seems to be owned by Itsuki.
ex-NEGA SAN session
ex-NEGA guitarist SAN will appear in a session on 2013-11-21 at Osaka RUIDO. The session is called Kuroguro Uuloncha (黒々烏龍茶) 【V. Shion (MILKY EMILY) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. Ao (ex-paradeis) / B. Nagi (Re:act) / D. minoru (QuaLiA)】.
REALies and ARLEQUIN additional events
GOEMON RECORDS has announced some additional events for REALies and ARLEQUIN (アルルカン)! ARLEQUIN will hold a double birthday event, and REALies will hold a two-part Christmas oneman.

GOEMON RECORDS presents ARLEQUIN V. Aki & G. Kuruto double birthday event Umaretekite Gomenasai。 (生まれてきてごめんなさい。)
2013-12-09 at Ikebukuro CYBER
ARLEQUIN / LucaRia / ISDEAD / 13th / Otake SAN BAND 【V. TAKASHI (A→Z.) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. Otake (ex-CindyKate) / B. Yuuki (RESULT) / D. Jin (A→Z.)】



REALies Christmas two-part oneman 【first part / 3,500 yen / start 17:00】
Merry ChriALies 2013 Fuyu ~SANTA no Oshigotohajimemashita~ (めりくりあらいず2013冬~サンタのお仕事始めました~)
REALies (oneman)

【second part / 0 yen / start 19:30】
Merry ChriALies 2013 ~Seiya ha REAjuushimasen ka?!~ (めりくりあらいず2013~聖夜はリア充しませんか?!~)
REALies (member talk / present distributing / photography session)

※ second part may be attended only by those who spend at least 5,000 yen on REALies goods during the first part


NEGA Memorial Jewelry Review
Hello everyone,

As you may recall from this link NEGA had teamed up with Jeweler Material Crown to produce a limited Memorial line of Jewlery. Anyways, despite a later release date then projected by Material Crown I received my memorial necklace at the end of August. I've been busy with university as of late, so this is the first time I've had time available to post.

Anyways, here's what you guys are waiting for. Note this is the German Silver version of the necklace that didn't come with a chain (I'm cheap). There is no real difference between the Silver925 and German silver besides the fact that the Silver925 version came with a chain and is slightly heavier then the German silver.


I'm guessing this is the slip case they place orders in if you go to one of Material Crown's stores. This was delivered to me flat like this.


TYPE A Card that was received with the order. On the back is all of Material Crown's info; so this is really a limited business card for Material crown. :/


Close up of the card. Sorry about the blurriness this was the clearest pic I could get.




What you guys have been waiting for. Different views around the pennant. The pictures can't do this pennant justice. In real life its a really stunning piece that is classy enough to wear formally, but its also able to work in everyday wear. I've gotten several comments and questions from people when I do wear it. I know there was previous reports that the wing could be removable, but that seems that was the case for the shop promos. On both mine and my friend's (she has the silver925) the wing is attached to the main frame of the pennant and does not move.

This was my first time purchasing a bandman limited jewelry. Overall, I can say that despite the card being different from what I thought it was; it was very pleasant and easy to purchase this item. The people at Material Crown were helpful and were able to reply to all inquires in English when needed. The release of the necklace was a little late but it wasn't as bad as other bandman limited jewelry stories that are all over the net. In all I'm a happy little fan.


FUTURISM・BOYZ' UNDER CODE family session event
FUTURISM・BOYZ vocalist CO- is sponsoring a session event comprised almost entirely of ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION band members! Check out the awesome lineup below:

FUTURISM・BOYZ vocalist CO- sponsored event Yamaguchi FESTIVAL!! (山口フェスティバル!!)
2013-10-06 at Ash Osaka

  • Yatter Man 【V. CO- (F・B) / G. KANATA (ex-LIN) / B. Karasu (ex-SUZAKU) / D. REIYA (ex-LIN)】
  • SAN BAND 【V. YU-I (ex-CindyKate) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. YUKIHIRO (F・B) / B. Yu (ex-NEGA(?)) / D. ARU (ex-Vior gloire)】
  • Zutsuu (頭痛) 【V. Ren (ex-Dali) / G & B & D. (undecided)】
  • RENA with “CrazySound” Makers 【V. Ryu (holyclock) / G. Takuya (holyclock) / G. Go (HYRAL) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / D. Kyong Kyong】
  • Mon☆ster (もん☆すたぁ) 【V. garu (Paranoid≠circuS) / G. zyaki (Paranoid≠circuS) / B. SHUU / D. PIICHI】



By the way, I wonder if Zutsuu will be a “prototype” for a band which Ren has mentioned thinking about.
ex-UCP sessions update 2013-09-22
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
Otake (ex-CindyKate)

● 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.】

● 2013-09-17
Kizuna (絆) (ex-SUZAKU)

● 2013-09-18 at Ikebukuro CYBER
Otake (ex-CindyKate)

● 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 live and special band announced!!
KISAKI live and special band announced!!

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).

KISAKI 20th anniversary memorial last chapter
C'est la vie ~REMAIN OF THE 20TH YEARS HISTORY~ Saishuushou (最終章)
2013-12-25 at OSAKA MUSE

SchwarzVrain (oneman)
  • B. KISAKI (ex-MIRAGE~Syndrome~Phantasmagoria~LIN etc.)
  • V. 翠-Sui- (ex-Megaromania)
  • G. 美沙麗-Misery- (ex-Megaromania)
  • G. ユキヒロ (YUKIHIRO) (ex-Arc ~ FUTURISM・BOYZ)
  • D. 俊 (Shun) (ex-Arc ~ FUTURISM・BOYZ)
※ will only perform songs by KISAKI's previous bands

Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) (friendship appearance)
  • V. 苓 (Ren) (ex-Dali)
  • G. SAN (ex-NEGA)
  • G. おたけ (Otake) (ex-CindyKate)
  • B. Ray (ex-NEGA)
  • D. ラジャス (RAJAS) (CHRISHUNA (クリシュナ))
※ special session formed by Ray

GLARD (opening act)
V. Naota / G. Takeshi / G. Hayato / B. Kyo / D. Ryota
※ ex-VAGERKE (which was signed to UNDER CODE PRODUCTION sublabel ROAD AWAKE)

DECIDE (opening act)
V. Toshiki (十式) / G. Remu (れむ) / G. Yuura (憂羅) / B. Sara (沙羅) / D. Yuppi (ゆっぴ)
※ produced by Ray (ex-NEGA)



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!!
Session updates 2013-08-13
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)

● KISSBULLET
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

● F4 RETURNS (F4リターンズ)
2013-09-04 at Takadanobaba AREA
Doumyouji Tsukasa (道明寺司). Sui (翠) (ex-Megaromania) / Makino Tsukushi (牧野つくし). Rame (ex-VIDOLL) / Hanazawa Rui (花沢類). Yumeji (ex-Lc5) / Nishikado Soujirou (西門総二郎). Shou (D.I.D.) / Mimasaka Akira (美作あきら). NATSUKA (VELBET)

● DICTATORS CIRCUS
2013-09-14 at Ikebukuro EDGE
V. KAIRI (カイリ) (ex-SIVA) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. Aki (ex-E'm ~grief~) / G. Shintarou (Annie's Black) / G. Shidou (ex-NaiL)

● Youichi SESSION (雄一セッション)
2013-09-14 at Ikebukuro EDGE
G. Yu (憂) (ex-SIVA [as Youichi]) / V. Kyouka (ex-Aliene Ma'riage) / G. Ruli (ex-ElDorado) / B. ISUKE (ex-La'Mule) / D. YOU-YA (ex-La'Mule)
ex-NEGA Ray activity
ex-NEGA bassist and leader Ray has recently announced some new activity! First, he's taken on the role of producer for fledgling band DECIDE! Furthermore, he's announced the start of his session band, Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド), with ex-NEGA and ex-CindyKate members!!

Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド)
【V. YU-I (ユーイ, ex-CindyKate) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. Otake (おたけ, ex-CindyKate) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. Moyu (もゆ)】

Musoukei presents Shibuya Bakuon Matsuri ~Shoya~ (渋谷爆音祭り ~初夜~)
2013-09-28 at Shibuya Rex
Raychel BAND / REALies (friendship appearance) / Oneness / Awake / DECIDE / Ms.LIAR / VABeL / ViV

Shibuya Bakuon Matsuri ~Irimidare~ (渋谷爆音祭り ~入り乱れ~)
2013-09-29 at Shibuya Rex
Raychel BAND / DECIDE ~Ura ver.~ / PLACEBO / Diana / JILKA / GAGAGAGA / bud / (baphomet session)



One last thing: you can email Ray at nega_ray_fanmail@yahoo.co.jp.
ARCHIVES special event updates
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 shop@under-code.jp). 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)
  • NEGA: NEGATIVISM-WITHOUTRACE-, NEGATIVISM-TRACE- (TYPE A/B)
  • FUTURISM・BOYZ: Jibunbyou, New period (TYPE A/B)
  • REALies: to 「B」 continued (TYPE A/B), Plug [I]n
  • High Style Paradox 2003~2013

As originally announced, members of LIN, NEGA, Megaromania, FUTURISM・BOYZ, and REALies will appear.
WEB SHOP LAST FAIR PART:1


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!

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Treasure Book special event
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.
WEB SHOP SPECIAL FAIR


UNDER CODE's last flyer (for the upcoming Treasure Book) mentions that, starting on June 1st, the official web shop will begin a special fair. Although details of that special fair have not yet been announced, the web shop has already put up some very special items!

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UNDER CODE PRODUCTION OFFICIAL WEB SHOP
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION Treasure Book & LAST LIVE DVD


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:

【CONTENTS】
  1. A great number of artists' official photos
  2. Exclusive live report of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION last event Nihon Seiatsu FINAL -since 2003~2013- 2013.5.03 at Osaka BIG CAT
  3. Extensive biography and discography files for all signed artists
  4. 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)
  5. 10 years' worth of private offshot photos, about 700 in total
  6. KISAKI's last interview
  7. ...and more
【TWO-POINT PRIVILEGE】
  1. Application ticket to special project exclusively for purchasers (application deadline: 2013-07-20)
  2. 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
UNDER CODE LAST COLLABORATION 「D・N・A」 revealed!!


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:

(omnibus)
hide TRIBUTE SPIRITS Ⅱ -Visual SPIRITS-
2013-07-03 3,000 yen omnibus album CD

  1. TELL ME
  2. DICE
  3. OBLAAT
  4. D.O.D
  5. ピンク スパイダー PINK SPIDER
  6. ever free
  7. DOUBT
  8. HURRY GO ROUND
  9. MISERY
  10. Beauty & Stupid
  11. DAMAGE
  12. Junk Story
  13. 50% & 50%

NEGA memorial jewelry


NEGA has collaborated with jewelry producer MATERIAL CROWN to produce a line of memorial jewelry called THE LAST MEMORIES FOREVER. The line includes a necklace and several bracelets.

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NEGA's collaboration jewelry is available for order from April 21st through May 31st, and orders will be shipped sometime in July. Customers who purchase a bracelet will receive privilege guarantee card TYPE B; those who purchase a necklace in German Silver will receive guarantee card TYPE A; and those who purchase a necklace in Silver925 will receive TYPE A + a specially recorded DVD (contents unknown).

So, will you be buying NEGA's necklace or bracelet? I have to admit, the necklace looks quite good!

Purchase THE LAST MEMORIES FOREVER
UNDER CODE teases last collaboration


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.
NEGA's last song


NEGA has revealed the title and cover art for their last song: THE LAST TIMES FOREVER. The song is being distributed to attendees of the band's last tour, NEGATIVISM -WITHOUTRACE-, which kicked off today and ends on the 29th.

NEGA
THE LAST TIMES FOREVER
2013-04-26 0 yen other CD

  1. THE LAST TIMES FOREVER

UNDER CODE omnibus features
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:

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Collection album privileges
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~!)

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KISAKI 20th anniversary lucky bags & birthday party


KISAKI will release a special lucky bag to celebrate his 20th year of band activity! Furthermore, he has decided on a spur-of-the-moment birthday party, to be held shortly after his 20th anniversary memorial live.

KISAKI's lucky bag will include a great number of rare items (music, goods, etc.) of his successive bands from throughout his 20 year history. Furthermore, the purchase privilege is 1 cheki, and 2 photos (of 5 possible) from KISAKI's mysterious early bands (when he was only 18~20 years old!). The bag is available, in extremely limited quantities, for 3,675 yen through the official web shop.

Furthermore, KISAKI has decided on a spur-of-the-moment birthday party, to be held late on March 10th at Shinsaibashi soma, shortly after his 20th anniversary memorial live at Osaka BIG CAT earlier that day. KISAKI will appear along with his hand-picked “Chikasen's most interesting”―Ray (NEGA), KANATA (LIN), KEETO (Dali), CO- & YUKIHIRO (FUTURISM・BOYZ)―and will spend the night comfortably celebrating (no performances will take place) with attendees.

Tickets to the party are available now through the official web shop for 6,000 yen. Only an extremely limited number of attendees will be allowed, and only those 20-years-old or older will be allowed to enter!
NEGA's top requested songs
NEGA just finished their DEAR NEGATIVIST fan-thanksgiving live, and the setlist, which was decided by fan requests, has been posted. Check it out below, and catch the request rankings in parentheses―did any of the requests surprise you?

  • - (new song)
  • Utsu 【#7th most requested - TIE】
  • Soul cry 【#10】
  • Jigyaku PARANOID 【#14】
  • Dirty faith 【#20】
  • labia 【#4 - TIE】
  • UNBLESSED LOVE 【#6】
  • Haunted Jealousy 【#16】
  • ~PIANO SOLO~
  • Tamashii Namida ha Akai Chi ni 【#13】
  • illegitimacy 【#17】
  • idle 【#15】
  • Nameless alice 【#2】
  • in hole 【#8】
  • reminiscence 【#4 - TIE】
  • Ogress 【#11】
  • DIS. 【#12】
  • EN1. Rain Falls 【#18】
  • EN1. LOVER 【#7 - TIE】
  • EN1. Kuuhaku 【#19】
  • EN2. 17 Sai no Kodoku 【#5】
  • EN2. Mu 【#3】
  • EN2. Kabe 【#1】
DEAR NEGATIVIST rare goods
NEGA has announced a special “ultra rare goods” lottery for their fan-thanksgiving event, DEAR NEGATIVIST, which is being held today. Attendees who spend 3,000 yen on goods will be allowed to draw from the lottery and win 1 random item. The possible prizes are amazing, including a recording of JIN's previous band!!

More information about the recording of JIN's previous band: 「・・・Kakera」 - LIVE at KOBE PINE FIELDS

And the full list of possible prizes:
  • 【A prize ×1】 I♥NeGa t-shirt (white) (originally distributed in 2008 via stamp rally)
  • 【B prize ×2】 Yoru ni Aru Kibou, Ashita ni Kuru Zetsubou CD (originally distributed through the band's OHP to celebrate their formation)
  • 【C prize ×2】 I.E.>Se.~It's a Perfect World But I Hate This World~ CD (originally distributed at twoman with Cannival Method)
  • 【D prize ×2】 Defection Deep Depression and... CD (originally sold only at lives)
  • 【E prize ×2】 Old photoset
  • 【JIN's prize ×2】 「・・・Kakera」 live recording CD-R (previous band of JIN, made exclusively for this event)
  • 【SAN's prize ×2】 Photosets, posters, and CDs of previous bands FESTER and 「13」
  • 【Ray's prize ×2】 Old NEGA pick set
  • 【Yu's prize ×2】 CDs of previous band DHIANA
  • 【Consolation prize】 Random old NEGA cheki
Help choose NEGA's setlist
NEGA's fan appreciation event DEAR NEGATIVIST is quickly approaching, and the band has opened a special email address through which fans can help choose the setlist!

The email address is nega_request@under-code.jp, and requests will be accepted from February 6th through February 13th. To participate (although there's really no reason to unless you're attending the live!), email your name, requested songs (up to 3), and reason for requesting those songs to the address above.

The list of songs eligible for request:
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I'm sure it's going to be a great live!
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION memorial omnibus


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.

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UNDER CODE PRODUCTION last tour


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.

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Posts from 2012

UNDER CODE last birthday event


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!

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION LAST BIRTHDAY EVENT Ray&REIYA dream double birthday event!! 桜舞い散る季節に俺たちは生まれた。 (Sakura Maichiru Kisetsu ni Oretachi ha Umareta。)
2013-04-20 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA

  • LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-)
  • NEGA
  • Megaromania
  • REALies
  • THE PIERO (ザ・ピエロ) [V. RIKU (LIN) / G. SAN (NEGA) / G. Otake (CindyKate) / B. Ray (NEGA) / D. REIYA (LIN)]
  • IDOL (アイドル) [V. JOSE KOJI (FUTURISM・BOYZ) & YUUI (CindyKate) / G. MIZUKI (LIN) / B. Ray (NEGA) / D. Yu (NEGA) & REIYA (LIN)]
  • BEACH BOYS (ビーチボーイズ) [V. Rayka (REALies) / G. KANATA (LIN) / G. Chikage (Megaromania) / B. Ray (NEGA) / D. REIYA (LIN)]
  • Kuroi Bara no xxx no Nanji ni xxxsareta xxxxa xxsa xxxma fexxfonba ni Gankyuu wo Sasagenasai・・・。 (黒い薔薇のxxxの汝にxxxされたxxxxあxxさxxxまふぇxxふぉんばに眼球を捧げなさい・・・。) [V. Sui (Megaromania) / G. Ritsu (REALies) / G. YUKIHIRO (FUTURISM・BOYZ) / B. Ray (NEGA) / D. REIYA (LIN)]
  • SHAPE UP BOYS (シェイプアップボーイズ) [V. TAKAFUMI (ex-Marvelous Maiden) / G. Misery (Megaromania) / G. KEETO (Dali) / B. Ray (NEGA) / D. REIYA (LIN)]



Pretty ambitious of the boys to play in every session band!! Sounds like an awesome event.
KISAKI 20th year memorial event


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.

KISAKI 20 year band activity celebration event “Chikasen version” C'est la vie ~REMAIN OF THE 20TH YEARS HISTORY~
2013-02-02 at OSAKA RUIDO
LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) / Megaromania / NEGA / REALies / FUTURISM・BOYZ

each band will play 2 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??

NEGA's final activities


As you know, NEGA has confirmed their disbandment. Accordingly, they've revealed details of their final activities: a new look (above), several live events (below), and two “new” releases (below).

Fan thanks-giving event “Feelings of gratitude to our dear NEGATIVIST in our hometown Osaka”

DEAR NEGATIVIST
2013-02-21 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
NEGA, (others TBA)



NEGA HISTORY CONCEPT ONEMAN 2DAYS “From ネガ to NEGA... Two-night oneman reflecting on history and deepening”

NEGATIVISION-PUPA-
2013-03-02 at SHIBUYA-REX
NEGA (oneman)

NEGATIVISION-IMAGO-
2013-03-03 at SHIBUYA-REX
NEGA (oneman)



NEGA LAST ONEMAN TOUR “In the mountains of wreckage, a flower blooms when memories of 「you」 return to nothing...”

NEGATIVISM-WITHOUTRACE-
2013-04-26 at OSAKA MUSE
2013-04-28 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
2013-04-29 at EDGE ikebukuro
NEGA (oneman) (disbandment)

※ (last song freely distributed to attendees)



The band will, of course, release a best album in two types. The tracklisting hasn't been decided yet, but it will be 13~14 tracks “hand-selected by the members of NEGA.” The A type includes a PV collection DVD, while the B type includes a bonus new song. Those who purchase both from the official web shop will receive a personalized message + live DVD and a signed offshot photo.

Finally, NEGA will release its final new song as a freely distributed CD during its final oneman tour.

NEGA
NEGATIVISM-TRACE- TYPE A
2013-03-13 5,040 yen collection album CD + DVD

  1. NIGHTMARE
  2. Dirty faith
  3. labia
  4. HEART
  5. VORTICAL[E]MOTION
  6. 深海魚 Shinkaigyo
  7. 侏吐羅 Shutora
  8. SKIN
  9. Oboro
  10. Ogress
  11. LOVER
  12. MMFP
  13. NEGATIVISION

  1. abase
  2. quadrangle
  3. Utsuu
  4. idle
  5. Haunted Jealousy
  6. FABLE IN THE COLD BED
  7. DELUGE
  8. 虚しき「生」の寓意≒「死」の真意 Munashiki 「Ki」 no Guui ≒ 「Shi」 no Shini


NEGA
NEGATIVISM-TRACE- TYPE B
2013-03-13 3,360 yen collection album CD

  1. NIGHTMARE
  2. Dirty faith
  3. labia
  4. HEART
  5. VORTICAL[E]MOTION
  6. 深海魚 Shinkaigyo
  7. 侏吐羅 Shutora
  8. SKIN
  9. Oboro
  10. Ogress
  11. LOVER
  12. MMFP
  13. NEGATIVISION
  14. -


NEGA
THE LAST TIMES FOREVER
2013-04-26 0 yen other CD

  1. THE LAST TIMES FOREVER

NEGA to disband(? unconfirmed)


Reports are just rolling in from NEGA's oneman, at which they made a sudden important announcement. According to Japanese tweets, this is NEGA's activity through 2013:

“February: fan thanks-giving event. March: two-days oneman in Tokyo. April: last oneman tour. May: NEGA will disband at UNDER CODE's dissolution event.”

Again, this is unconfirmed, but it's unlikely to be a hoax. Either way, I'll post an update when an official source announces something.
NEGA announces announcement


NEGA has announced that it will make an important announcement at its 2012 culmination oneman, BRAND NEW WORLD=THE END OF WORLD, which is being held December 9th at 心斋桥 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice. This isn't surprising to those of us who expected something bad from the ominously-titled live... but hopefully the announcement will be a good one!
NEGA new year event


NEGA has announced its annual “NEW YEAR OF THE NEGATIVIST” event. This year's edition is a twoman live with OZ and will be held on January 8th, 2013, at Shinjuku RUIDO-K4.

NEGA annual New Year celebration project NEW YEAR OF THE NEGATIVIST 2013 ~吐き初め~ (~Tsukihajime~)
2012-01-08 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO-K4
NEGA, OZ, (special projects)

CLUB CHIKASEN


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!

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION New Year's Eve SPECIAL PARTY CLUB★地下线★新年会 (CLUB★Chikasen★Shinenkai)
2013-01-01 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
All members from: 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN), NEGA, Megaromania, シンディケイト (CindyKate), FUTURISM・BOYZ, REALies, 朱 (SUZAKU), Vior gloire

limited 120 people
outside drinks and food are allowed
ID check will be performed

NEGA last oneman for 2012.


After LIN and Megaromania, the other lead band of UCP has just announced a new oneman for 2012. Good news, but the title of the live is quite scary for the future... What do you think?

NEGA oneman 2012「BRAND NEW WORLD=THE END OF WORLD」
2012-12-09 at 心斎橋(Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
NEGA (oneman)

NAGOYA threeman


In celebration of livehouse HOLDIAY NAGOYA's 7th anniversary, UNDER CODE will sponsor a threeman live featuring Dali, Megaromania, and NEGA.

HOLIDAY NAGOYA 7th anniversary commemoration threeman STRONG WORLD
2012-10-27
Dali, Megaromania, NEGA (threeman)

NEGA VS cocklobin


After recently announcing a twoman with -OZ-, NEGA has announced that they will hold another twoman with cocklobin this November.

rivabook presentsNEGA VS cocklobin 2012-11-12
NEGA, cocklobin (twoman)

Last Rinne Tensei
On August 5th, 輪・廻・転・生 -Matina VS UNDER CODE PRODUCTION- (Rin・ne・ten・sei) was held at HOLIDAY OSAKA. I thought I'd post the setlists and a couple of photos from the event.

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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?


TAKAFUMI's birthday sessions revealed


Last month, an event to celebrate the birthday of UNDER CODE staff member TAKAFUMI was announced. The session band lineup for the event has finally been announced, and it's incredible!

TAKAFUMI BIRTHDAY EVENT YMD28 ~会いたかった×3 YES!!君に~ (YMD28 ~Aitakatta ×3 YES!! Kimi ni~)
2012-08-30 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
  • YMD28 [V. タカフミ (TAKAFUMI; ex-Marvelous Maiden) / G. +悠 (+Yu; Ultimate Sonic) / G. 葉月-hazuki- (朱 (SUZAKU)) / B. HINA (FOWR) / D. zodd (ex-Diverse glare in Riot)]

  • Ultimate Sonic [V. +悠 (+Yu; Ultimate Sonic) / G. 葉月-hazuki- (朱 (SUZAKU)) / G. ユッキー (YUKKIE, N@H) / B. Ena (ex-HenzeL) / D. ライ (RAI, N@H)]

  • トモダチ (tomodachi)

  • Riddick

  • MASKED RIDER SYSTEM

  • 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) (special)

  • スザキューブグロア (SUZACUBEGLOIRE) (special) [V. 樹-ituki- (SUZAKU) / V. シャル (shall, Vior gloire) / G. 尚-nao- (Cu[be]) / G. serra (Vior gloire) / B. 憂里-yuuri- (Cu[be]) / D. 火憐-karen- (SUZAKU)]

  • ネガロマニア (NEGAROMANIA) (special) [V. 儿-JIN- (NEGA) / V. 翠-Sui- (Megaromania) / G. 美沙麗-Misery- (Megaromania) / G. SAN (NEGA) / B. Ray (NEGA) / D. 邑詩-yushi- (Megaromania)]

  • ダリアライズ (DALIALIES) (special) [V. 苓 (Ren, Dali) / V. Rayka (REALies) / G. ケエト (KEETO, Dali) / G. 律 (Ritsu, REALies) / B. ユウ (YUU, Dali) / D. 一砂 (Kazna, REALies)]

  • シンディケイト・BOYZ (CindyKate・BOYZ) (special) [V. ユーイ (YUUI, CindyKate) / V. CO- (FUTURISM・BOYZ) / G. おたけ (Otake, CindyKate) / G. ユキヒロ (YUKIHIRO, FUTURISM・BOYZ) / B. まぁや (Maaya, CindyKate) / D. 俊 (Shun, FUTURISM・BOYZ)]

Which band would you most like to see? Personally, I'd love to hear YMD28 (seems very similar to ZODIA) or SUZACUBEGLOIRE.
NEGA battles -OZ-
NEGA × -OZ- twoman

NEGA and -OZ- have suddenly announced that they will face off in a twoman live! The twoman will be held on August 21st at Osaka RUIDO. Interestingly, the twoman is titled STRAWBERRY SEEDS, which references an omnibus which both bands appeared on in 2007 (information below).

NEGA VS -OZ-STRAWBERRY SEEDS 2012-08-21 at 大阪 (Osaka) RUIDO
NEGA VS -OZ- (twoman)


(omnibus)
CROSS GATE 2007 ~STRAWBERRY SEEDS~
2007-04-18 2,800 yen collection album CD

  1. Riot
  2. モーテル札幌 MOTEL Sapporo
  3. -碧- -Ao-
  4. terminal care
  5. Born

VANITAS covers and sample
The cover art for NEGA's upcoming album, VANITAS, has been revealed―and it looks great!! The A type features the familiar image of vocalist JIN nude and bloodied, while the B type features an homage to classic icons in visual kei. Check them both out below (click the titles to view bigger versions).

NEGA
VANITAS TYPE A
2012-05-30 4,200 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

  1. VANITAS VANITATUM
  2. PURGATORY
  3. FABLE IN THE COLD BED
  4. GOODBYE HUMAN
  5. 糜爛故に Biran Yueni
  6. V-ROCK IS DEAD
  7. 躊躇うことなく「 」を傷付けた指先は、戸惑うことなく穢れた「 」を飾る Tamerau Kotonaku 「 」 wo Kizutsuketa Yubisaki wa, Tomadou Kotonaku Kegareta 「 」 wo Kazaru
  8. 虚しき「生」の寓意≒「死」の真意 Munashiki 「Ki」 no Guui ≒ 「Shi」 no Shini
  9. WILL
  10. 2012
  11. DELUGE
  12. HINDSIGHT
  13. OMNIA VANITAS

  1. 虚しき「生」の寓意≒「死」の真意 (PROMOTION CLIP) Munashiki 「Ki」 no Guui ≒ 「Shi」 no Shini (PROMOTION CLIP)

NEGA
VANITAS TYPE B
2012-05-30 3,360 yen album CD

  1. VANITAS VANITATUM
  2. PURGATORY
  3. FABLE IN THE COLD BED
  4. GOODBYE HUMAN
  5. 糜爛故に Biran Yueni
  6. V-ROCK IS DEAD
  7. 躊躇うことなく「 」を傷付けた指先は、戸惑うことなく穢れた「 」を飾る Tamerau Kotonaku 「 」 wo Kizutsuketa Yubisaki wa, Tomadou Kotonaku Kegareta 「 」 wo Kazaru
  8. 虚しき「生」の寓意≒「死」の真意 Munashiki 「Ki」 no Guui ≒ 「Shi」 no Shini
  9. WILL
  10. 2012
  11. DELUGE
  12. HINDSIGHT
  13. OMNIA VANITAS
  14. REASONANCE




It seems to me that NEGA intends this album to be an exploration/reflection of visual kei, past and present. I'm becoming more and more excited by the day! But what about you? Are you excited?
NEGA new PV spot up!!
NEGA has just released a CM for their upcoming album, VANITAS. The CM include a short clip of main tune 虚しき「生」の寓意≒「死」の真意 (Munashiki 「Ki」 no Guui ≒ 「Shi」 no Shini), as well as an extended audio clip of the same song afterward.



It seems that VANITAS will be an emotional and violent affair.

NEGA
VANITAS TYPE A
2012-05-30 4,200 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

  1. VANITAS VANITATUM
  2. PURGATORY
  3. FABLE IN THE COLD BED
  4. GOODBYE HUMAN
  5. 糜爛故に Biran Yueni
  6. V-ROCK IS DEAD
  7. 躊躇うことなく「 」を傷付けた指先は、戸惑うことなく穢れた「 」を飾る Tamerau Kotonaku 「 」 wo Kizutsuketa Yubisaki wa, Tomadou Kotonaku Kegareta 「 」 wo Kazaru
  8. 虚しき「生」の寓意≒「死」の真意 Munashiki 「Ki」 no Guui ≒ 「Shi」 no Shini
  9. WILL
  10. 2012
  11. DELUGE
  12. HINDSIGHT
  13. OMNIA VANITAS

  1. 虚しき「生」の寓意≒「死」の真意 (PROMOTION CLIP) Munashiki 「Ki」 no Guui ≒ 「Shi」 no Shini (PROMOTION CLIP)

NEGA
VANITAS TYPE B
2012-05-30 3,360 yen album CD

  1. VANITAS VANITATUM
  2. PURGATORY
  3. FABLE IN THE COLD BED
  4. GOODBYE HUMAN
  5. 糜爛故に Biran Yueni
  6. V-ROCK IS DEAD
  7. 躊躇うことなく「 」を傷付けた指先は、戸惑うことなく穢れた「 」を飾る Tamerau Kotonaku 「 」 wo Kizutsuketa Yubisaki wa, Tomadou Kotonaku Kegareta 「 」 wo Kazaru
  8. 虚しき「生」の寓意≒「死」の真意 Munashiki 「Ki」 no Guui ≒ 「Shi」 no Shini
  9. WILL
  10. 2012
  11. DELUGE
  12. HINDSIGHT
  13. OMNIA VANITAS
  14. REASONANCE

Phantasmagoria tribute 2012


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!

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION PRESENTS 「SUMMER MASQUERADE FINAL」 ~Phantasmagoria MEMORIAL TRIBUTE NIGHT~
2012-08-31 at 梅田 (Umeda) SHANGRILA

凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN), Megaromania, NEGA, Dali, FUTURISM・BOYZ, シンディケイト (CindyKate), REALies, Vior gloire, 朱 (SUZAKU), Cu[be], (closing large session band which will play “Kamiuta”)


Matina VS UNDER CODE PRODUCTION


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.

KISAKI PRODUCE 90s visual kei revival event 轮・回・転・生 -Matina VS UNDER CODE PRODUCTION-
2012-08-05 at HOLIDAY OSAKA

MIRAGE (guest), NEGA, DAS:VASSER, Megaromania, Zephyr, Vior gloire, 地下线魔帝那松浦一家 (Chikasen Matina Matsuura Ikka) [V. 龙夜 (Tatsuya) (Syndrome); G. KANATA (LIN); G. MIZUKI (LIN); B. 紫绪 (Shio) (HISKAREA); D. 紫音 (Shion) (Syndrome)]


New release from NEGA ENTERPRISES
Despite the fact that won't actually be appearing, ㈱ネガエンタープライゼス ((Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES), has announced that they will release a CD at tonight's UNDER CODE session event. As with all (Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES releases, this one will be released in three types, but all three types will look exactly the same so that the customer won't know what they're getting. Also as usual, all discs will be “gorgeous(?)” and will be signed by the members.

(Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES
倒産の危機!? ~出演してへんくてもええやないか~ TYPE-「茶」
Tousan no Kiki!? ~Shutsuenshitehe Nkutemoeeyanaika~ TYPE-「Cha」
2012-05-05 1,000 yen single CD

  1. 「NEGA: DELUGE (お茶汲み: SAN COVER)」 「NEGA: DELUGE (Ochagumi: SAN COVER)」
  2. お茶組み: SAN コメント Ochagumi: SAN COMMENT

(Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES
倒産の危機!? ~出演してへんくてもええやないか~ TYPE-「代」
Tousan no Kiki!? ~Shutsuenshitehe Nkutemoeeyanaika~ TYPE-「Dai」
2012-05-05 1,000 yen single CD

  1. 「Misty†Chrise: 黒い霧に包まれた狂詩曲 (代表取締役: Ray COVER)」 「Misty†Chrise: Kuroikiri ni Kurumareta Kyoushikyoku (Daihyoutorishimariyaku: Ray COVER)」
  2. 代表取締役: Ray コメント Daihyoutorishimariyaku: Ray COMMENT

(Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES
倒産の危機!? ~出演してへんくてもええやないか~ TYPE-「庶」
Tousan no Kiki!? ~Shutsuenshitehe Nkutemoeeyanaika~ TYPE-「Sho」
2012-05-05 1,000 yen single CD

  1. 「ネガ: reminiscence (庶務二課長: 優 COVER)」 「NEGA: reminiscence (Shomu ni Kachou: Yu COVER)」
  2. 庶務二課長: 優 コメント Shomu ni Kachou: Yu COMMENT


※ Confused? (Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES is an alter-ego session band of NEGA. Their theme is a company who swindles bandgirls of money―in fact, the translated title of this release indicates that they're only releasing a CD because they went bankrupt. Of course, this is all a fun joke by the members of NEGA. Speaking of which, all four members of NEGA will appear at the event, albeit in different session bands.
UNDER CODE 9th anniversary addition
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.

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION 9th anniversary addition 江坂遊戯 (Esaka Yuugi)
2012-05-05

-First Part-
凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN), NEGA, Megaromania, FUTURISM・BOYZ, Dali, シンディケイト (CindyKate), REALies

-Second Part-
  • KISAKI SLAVES [V. 苓 (Ren, Dali) & RIKU (LIN) / G. 美沙麗-Misery- (Megaromania) / G. ユキヒロ (YUKIHIRO, FUTURISM・BOYZ) / B. KISAKI (LIN) / D. 俊 (Shun, FUTURISM・BOYZ)]]
  • 顔面偏差値TOP6 (Ganmen Hensachi TOP6) [儿 (JIN, NEGA) / SAN (NEGA) / B.B. (FUTURISM・BOYZ) / まぁや (Maaya, CindyKate) / REIYA (LIN) / 一砂 (Kazna, REALies)]
  • アイドル (IDOL) [ジョゼコージ (JOSE KOJI, FUTURISM・BOYZ) / MIZUKI (LIN) / 優 (Yu, NEGA)]
  • ダンディーズ (DANDIES) [V. Rayka (REALies) / G. ケエト (KEETO, Dali) / G. 律 (Ritsu, REALies) / B. ユウ (YUU, Dali) / D. 邑詩-Yushi- (Megaromania)]
  • 時代錯誤!?な人々 (Jidaisakugo!? na Hitobito) [V. 翠-Sui- (Megaromania) / G. おたけ (Otake, CindyKate) / G. 蜘影-Chikage- (Megaromania) / B. 明イ (Akino, REALies) / D. 沙美 (Sami, CindyKate)]
  • 全員長渕 (Zenin Nagafuchi) [V. ユーイ (YUUI, CindyKate) / G. KANATA (LIN) / G. N∀O (REALies) / B. 氷牙-Hyoga- (Megaromania) / D. 旬奈 (Shunna, Dali)]

NEGA's album VANITAS order question
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[Archived] NEGA's album VANITAS
Hello everyone~

A thought crossed my mind earlier today and so I have a couple questions to ask. How many of your are planning on buying NEGA's album VANITAS? I know I will be (still debating which type though) but for those of you who are, here's my next question:

What do you think about combining it into one order? The reason I ask this is because of the special privileges:
1) If you buy two types, you get the Making of their PV as well as a comment DVD.
2) When  you spend over 7000yen on an order you can choose which band DVD comment + a performance from their Kansai Seiatsu live.

So...I'm really not sure how you want to combine the orders? Depending on what people will buy? I was planning on buying NEGA photoset(s) as well. Suggestions?

I know there's also shipping costs and shopping service fee to look at too, but if anyone knows of a cheap site please let me know! ( I normally use this --> http://japanauction.byethost11.com/ and I haven't had any bad experiences so far :] )

Any suggestions, comments, feedback of any kind are more than welcomed! ^__^

Thank you for your time. Hope to hear from some of you~

[also posted at weloveucp.com]

NEGA second full album
VANITAS has a release date! NEGA's second full album, VANITAS, will be released in two types on May 30th. The A type will contain a PV and the B type will contain a bonus track.

NEGA 2nd full album VANITAS


VANITAS will contain album versions of FABLE IN THE COLD BED and DELUGE, as well as the song 躊躇うことなく(...) (Tamerau kotonaku (...)), which was originally to be released on the DELUGE single. Including those songs, the basic version of the album will include 13 tracks. The A type will contain a PV for a new song, 虚しき「生」の寓意≒「死」の真意 (Munashiki 「Sei」 no Guui ≒ 「Shi」 no Shini). The B type will include a bonus track, REASONANCE.

Inside the album will be a special “draft paper”. Anyone who presents the “draft paper” at NEGA's special 7th anniversary oneman will receive two privileges:
  1. MMFP, a new song which was deemed “too extreme” for inclusion on the album.
  2. OMNIA VANITAS, a booklet of poetry and photography which gives insight into the world of VANITAS.
Finally, those who purchase both types of the album from the UNDER CODE official web shop will receive a one-of-a-kind personalized comment DVD and a making of DVD of the PV from the A type.


NEGA official photos
Click to enlarge.




SELFISH DREAMER with Anjyu'
UNDER CODE is sponsoring an event for 兼継 (Kentz), ex drummer of 「あゃ」 (「Aya」) and chariots, as he retires from the music scene. (I mentioned this live in a previous post, but full details have since been revealed.)



The live is called SELFISH DREAMER with DEAR FRIENDS and will take place on April 21st and 28th. At both lives, 「あゃ」 (「Aya」) will hold a revival performance, and chariots will appear as a friendship guest. Furthermore, NEGA and REALies will appear during the first day, and Dali, REALies, and Vior gloire will appear on the second day. Furthermore, Anjyu' will hold a revival performance during the second day.

Kentz LAST STAGE SELFISH DREAMER with DEAR FRIENDS
2012-04-21 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER
「あゃ」 (「Aya」) (one day revival), chariots (friendship performance), NEGA, BIOSPHIA, REALies, 水鏡 (Mizukagami), ROGUE, yazzmad

2012-04-28 at ESAKA MUSE
「あゃ」 (「Aya」) (one day revival), chariots (friendship performance), Ⅶ-Sense, Dali, Anjyu' (one day revival), REALies, Vior gloire

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[Archived] NEGA on ameba studio
Anyone here managed to record the NEGA radio show on ameba studio?

I think at first I got through to their video (trial period)--but i clicked something accidentally and the video f***ed up on me (;A;)
I'm so incredibly upset...it's too late to pay money for the membership,
and i don't think they accept paypal anyway.

Could a kind soul help me out? I'll do like a trade-off or something

...

Posts from 2011

NEGA's special projects
At tonight's 関西制圧2011~2012 (Kansai Seiatsu 2011~2012) event, attendees who purchase more than 3,000 yen of NEGA or NEGA ENTERPRISES goods will receive a special gift. The gift is a “beautiful(?!)” signed comment CD. The CD comes in two types—the first features NEGA reminiscing on 2011, and the second features NEGA ENTERPRISES having a “fiscal year review”—and the type each attendee will get is completely random.

NEGA and NEGA ENTERPRISES -
コメントCD タイプA (COMMENT CD TYPE A)
2011-12-31; 3,000 yen; purchase privilege CD
given to those who purchase more than 3,000 yen of goods
01. NEGA: メンバーによる2011年を振り返って (MEMBER ni yoru 2011 Nen wo Furikaette)

コメントCD タイプB (COMMENT CD TYPE B)
2011-12-31; 3,000 yen; purchase privilege CD
given to those who purchase more than 3,000 yen of goods
01. NEGA ENTERPRISES: 2011年度総決算会議 (2011 Nen Soukessan Kaigi)


NEGA ENTERPRISES' food stand project


Also at the Kansai Seiatsu event, NEGA ENTERPRISES will hold... a food stand. This project is called 松 浦 屋 (Matsuuraya; “Matsuura people”, Matsuura being KISAKI's real name) and will consist of four menu items:
  1. 関西制圧カレー (Kansai Seiatsu CURRY) – 1,000 yen a curry dish based on Kansai Seiatsu ...somehow
  2. ジョセコージこだわりおでん (JOSE KOJI Kodawari Oden) – 1,000 yen “trouble oden” (noodles) based on FUTURISM・BOYZ vocalist CO-'s alter ego JOSE KOJI
  3. カナタんイエロー (KANATAN YELLOW) – 500 yen a cocktail based on LIN guitarist KANATA (who seems to like yellow for some reason)
  4. KISAKI RAINBOW – 500 yen another cocktail; sounds intriguing~

I've said it before, but it could use repeating: NEGA members are crazy.
[Archived] I'm looking for a NEGA flyer
The one scanned in this entry:
http://under-code.livejournal.com/376160.html

Is anyone selling one, maybe? I'd love to buy it! :)

I'd also love to buy cheki and merchandise of NEGA (except photosets, I have many already xD)
[Archived] Deluge Game~now with PV
Hello dears~ Who ordered Deluge? I know I did and it's wonderful! I've watched the PV wayyyyy too many times lol! I was wondering if someone would be willing to translate the lyrics for us as we sit and try to pick it apart when we watch lol!  ^.^  Also here is the PV http://www.mediafire.com/?82f1za1kicjl3ck I ripped it myself I feel pretty proud! lol!
<3 Kai

DELUGE and NEXT⇒ release date
NEGA's new single, DELUGE, and REALies' new single, NEXT⇒, have been released in Japan!

You can buy the digital versions of both singles at Amazon JP MP3. Because the store is limited to Japanese customers, you'll have to use a proxy—I used 182.48.54.133 port 8080. (Let me know if you need help through the process.)
⇒ Buy NEGA - DELUGE TYPE C at Amazon JP MP3
⇒ Buy REALies - NEXT⇒ TYPE B at Amazon JP MP3


You can, of course, also buy the physical copies through CDJapan! If you plan to purchase, please consider using the links below, as they help the community. (But hurry! There's only 1 copy of TYPE C of DELUGE!)
⇒ Buy NEGA - DELUGE TYPE A at CDJapan
⇒ Buy NEGA - DELUGE TYPE B at CDJapan
⇒ Buy NEGA - DELUGE TYPE C at CDJapan

⇒ Buy REALies - NEXT⇒ TYPE A at CDJapan
⇒ Buy REALies - NEXT⇒ TYPE B at CDJapan

[Archived] NEGA and REALies samples
Samples of upcoming NEGA and REALies singles have finally been uploaded at Amazon. The preview widgets won't embed for some reason, so you'll have to check the links manually: NEGA, REALies. (As usual, you can only buy if you live in the UK or Japan, and only after the release date.)

If you liked the samples, don't forget to buy the CDs through CDJapan! Using these links helps support the community♥ ⇒ NEGA - DELUGE TYPE A
⇒ NEGA - DELUGE TYPE B
⇒ NEGA - DELUGE TYPE C

⇒ REALies - NEXT⇒ TYPE A
⇒ REALies - NEXT⇒ TYPE B


[Archived] NEGA New Year special project
As the title says~, NEGA has announced a special project to celebrate the New Year. It's four day twoman-ish event series focused in Kobe. The “special” part is that each day will feature completely different costumes, setlists, and guests. By nature of having different setlists on each day, it seems that some pretty rare songs will be played by the band.

Additionally, it seems that some special presents have been decided. First, a special after party will be held at each event. Second, a photography session will be held at each event (either you and all four members or you and your favorite member only). And finally, if you attend at least three of the four days, you'll receive a handwritten NEんGA (NENGA) {nenga is the Japanese word for New Year greeting card, so it's a bit of word play using their name}.

NEGA New Year celebration special project 「NEW YEAR OF THE NEGATIVIST ~吐き初め~」 KOBE 4 DAYZ (~Tsukisome~)

2012-01-06 at 神戸 (Kobe) ART HOUSE
NEGA, お遊戯わが魔々団×【PaRADEiS】

2012-01-07 at 神戸 (Kobe) ART HOUSE
NEGA, SOMATIC GUARDIAN

2012-01-08 at 神戸 (Kobe) ART HOUSE
NEGA, パノラマ虚構ゼノン (Xenon)

2012-01-09 at 神戸 (Kobe) ART HOUSE
NEGA, Lycaon



[Archived] NEGA - DELUGE PV preview
I'm surprised no one posted it yet. I'm in love with the preview! I had to order the type B too! (I ordered only the type A earlier)


[Archived] Interview with NEGA
NIPPON PROJECT posted an interview with NEGA which was conducted at their September 18th live in France. (I'm linking to the English version, but it's also available in French and Russian.)

⇒ NEGA - Interview in Paris

[Archived] NEGA FM FUJI

Hello dear community!!!♥
Yesterday NEGA did an announcement, they will appear on a radio program on November 26th.
FM FUJI (78.6MHz TOKYO 83.0MHz KOFU)
「ナカウチ」ゲスト出演

But someone know if we can listen it over internet?
Yesterday I was looking for information but I didn't find anything :(
I think we can't (T3T) but anyone knows?




[Archived] KISAKI PROJECT, LIN, and NEGA exclusively at CDJapan
Great news! KISAKI PROJECT's upcoming single, Lin's live and video clip DVD, and NEGA's upcoming live DVD are all now available at CDJapan!! CDJapan is the only place to buy these releases if you live overseas. But hurry—quantities are very limited!

KISAKI PROJECT feat.Satsuki - Shouei at CDJapan

Lin - an epidemic of “OVERTURE” at CDJapan

⇒ Buy NEGA - PEREUNION-CODE20110726- at CDJapan

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And remember, any purchases made through this link go to support the community!

[Archived] NEGA photoset & various UNDER CODE CDs

I'm selling this NEGA photoset wich I bought @ their concert in cologne



I also got some CDs from UNDER CODE for sale @ my LJ including bands like ClearVeil, 12012

If you're interested...follow me HERE


[Archived] Change for NEGA's single
NEGA has announced that they've made a change to the tracklist of their upcoming single, DELUGE. The song which was formerly the B side of the single (Tamerau Kotonaku 「」 ...) has been replaced with a song called SINK.

The reason for the sudden change, according to vocalist JIN, is that after listening to the demos, the band thought that SINK fit much better with the other two songs of the single, and together they better conveyed a sense of “the current NEGA.” Have no fear, though: the original B side will appear on the band's full album, VANITAS, which will be released in 2012.

NEGA -
DELUGE 豪華盤 TYPE A (Goukaban TYPE A)
2011-11-30; 4,200 yen; maxi-single CD + document DVD; complete limited pressing
includes application form B for one-of-a-kind, personalized message DVD
CD 01. DELUGE
CD 02. SINK
DVD 01. (Documentary footage from European tour 2011)

DELUGE 通常盤 TYPE B (Tsuujouban TYPE B)
2011-11-30; 2,100 yen; maxi-single CD + PV DVD; complete limited pressing
includes application form B for one-of-a-kind, personalized message DVD
CD 01. DELUGE
CD 02. SINK
DVD 01. DELUGE (PV)

DELUGE 通常盤 TYPE C (Tsuujouban TYPE C)
2011-11-30; 1,680 yen; maxi-single CD + PV DVD; complete limited pressing
includes application form C for one-of-a-kind, personalized message DVD
01. DELUGE
02. SINK
03. 瞑葬 (Meisou) (bonus track)


[Archived] NEGA - European lives setists
All concerts now, Utrecht included.

Berlin 16.09.2001

00. Intro
01. NEO DESTRUCTION
02. idle
03. muddy cult
04. FABLE IN THE COLD BED
05. VORTICAL [E]MOTION
06. Haunted Jealousy
07. 深海魚 (Shinkaigyo)
08. reminiscence
09. Nameless alice
10. HATE HATE HATE
11. Ogress
12. DIS.
-ENCORE-
13. HEART
14. 17歳の孤独 (17sai no kodoku)
15. 壁 (Kabe)

Cologne 17.09.2011

1. NEO DESTRUCTION
2. idle
3. muddy cult
4. FABLE IN THE COLD BED
5. VIRGIN PAIN
6. NIGHTMARE
7. Haunted Joalousy
8. reminiscense
9. Nameless alice
10. HATE HATE HATE
11. Ogress
12. DIS.

Encore
13. HEART
14. 17歳の孤独 (17sai no kodoku)
15. 壁 (Kabe)

Paris 18.09.2011

1. NEO DESTRUCTION
2. idle
3. muddy cult
4. FABLE IN THE COLD BED
5. MINDLESS
---------INTERVAL---------
6. Haunted Jealousy
7. 貘-此ノ悪夢喰ライ賜へ- (Baku - Kono akumu kurai tamae-)
8. reminiscence
9. Nameless Alice
10. HATE HATE HATE
---------INTERVAL---------
11. Ogress
12. DIS.
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13. HEART
14. 17歳の孤独 (17sai no kodoku)
15. 壁 (Kabe)

Utrecht 20.09.2011

1.NEO DESTRUCTION

2.idle
3.muddy cult
4.FABLE IN THE COLD BED
5.WEIGHT OF THE LIFE

6.Haunted Jealousy

7.guilt trip
8.reminiscence
9.Nameless alice
10.HATE HATE HATE

11.Ogress

12.DIS.

Encore

13.HEART
14.17歳の孤独
15.壁



[Archived] NEGA photoshoot
Just found this picture at Jin's blog—it's not a new look, but it is from a recent photoshoot that has different styling than the older pictures. The quality's really bad, and maybe you have already seen it, but I thought I'd share it just in case:


I love Jin's eye makeup (you can see a more clear picture of it in his profile picture)!

[Archived] act unlawfully
UNDER CODE has announced Vol:22 of its long-running (but sporadic) event series, act unlawfully. This volume will be held on November 29th at FANJ-twice.

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION PRESENTSact unlawfully Vol:22 2011-11-29 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
NEGA, OZ, Ⅶ-Sense, BIOSPHIA


[Archived] [Selling] NEGA TICKETS FOR COLOGNE !

 

Hey guys! (^_^)

[I hope it's allowed to post this!]

We're selling two Nega tickets for their upcoming concert
in Cologne in september!



The numbers are 60 & 61.
I'm selling them because me and my gf were offered two new
tickets with lower numbers...

If there's anyone interested in buying them, please send me
a PM or an E-Mail to: UrupoRnX3@web.de

We accept PayPal or bank transfer (<- only for German buyers...)
Serious buyers please :D

Thanks for your attention! (^o^)/


x-posted at nega_blossom


[Archived] I'm looking for a NEGA flyer
The one from this photo exactly:
http://ameblo.jp/undercode-yu/image-10983888441-11412222563.html

I'm willing to buy it or trade (I have a bunch of flyers). Please comment if you have a spare one and you're interested in getting rid of it ;)


I'm also looking for PERESTROIKA's flyer, the one which looks like a page of a newspaper.
[Archived] Nega Lyrics
Hello dears---so the girlfriend is now obsessed with Nega (who isn't lol) and we were both wondering if someone could be so kind as to translate the song baku -kono akumu kurai tamae- it would be super special awesome of you...sadly I has no bribes but maybe I could come up with something XD
thanks~Kai
 


[Archived] NEGA live DVD
A bit of news that was seemingly overlooked: NEGA will release a live DVD with footage from their 2011-07-26 revival live! The DVD will be released on 2011-11-01, exclusively through the official web shop.

NEGA -
PEREUNION-CODE20110726-
2011-11-01; 5,250 yen; web-shop-limited live DVD; complete limited pressing
01. (120 minutes of live footage from 2011-07-26 oneman)

Exciting! That's a pretty good price too. And by the way, I'm sure I'll be putting in a group order to the official web shop by then, so let me know if you want to get in on it!

[Archived] A word about VANITAS
In his blog, 儿-JIN- posted his feelings and hopes for NEGA's second full album, VANITAS. The post was really insightful and revealing, so I thought I'd share it with you guys. This is a general translation—I couldn't give a perfect one even if I wanted to—so some details are wrong, but the important concepts are all there. Enjoy!

儿-JIN- 2011-07-31: “VANITAS”
At last week's oneman, we finally announced our 2nd FULL ALBUM.

We've actually been decided on it for a long time though;

even when we were PERESTROIKA, we had plans for a new album after reviving.

After all, I think that an album is the way to show the true worth of a band.



Lately the trend is to just include favorite songs on an album—

each song may be cool, the album may be good, but no real significance of the artist is conveyed.

But few artists realize this.

I listen to a variety of music, but the only albums are ones from really good artists.



The year before last, we released our first album “GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE.”

The variety in that album was wonderful, as was the way that it flowed,

and I think it was the best album that could have been produced by that ネガ,

but despite that, when I listen to it now, it was really unrefined.



The 1st album had great qualities, but I want to surpass it;

as NEGA I want to produce a broader, deeper album.

There may be singles, or songs which make fans say “I like it.”

But I want to transcend that.

After a complete listen to the album, something larger should be left behind in your heart...



We'll make that kind of album.

Just wait half a year or so!

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So like I said, some details are wrong, but the larger ideas should be clear. It seems that JIN at least is serious about making a real “album,” rather than just a collection of singles or nice songs. And I'm sure that the other guys agree. Hopefully they pull it off and make something really nice!

And, putting on my speculation hat for a moment, hopefully this means that most of the songs will be new—and if the “half a year” holds true, we'll hopefully have the album by February or so!

[Archived] NEGA maxi-single details
NEGA has just announced the details regarding its new maxi-single!

New maxi-single DELUGE will be released on 2011-11-30 in three types (one “gorgeous” edition and two normal editions). Type A will included documentary footage from the band's European tour, while type B will include a PV for the title track, and type C will include a bonus song. The triple-purchase mail-order privilege is a message DVD, personalized just for you.

NEGA -
DELUGE 豪華盤 TYPE A (Goukaban TYPE A)
2011-11-30; 4,200 yen; maxi-single CD + document DVD; complete limited pressing
CD 01. DELUGE
CD 02. 躊躇うことなく「 」を傷付けた指先は,途惑うことなく穢れた「 」を飾る
    (Tamerau Kotonaku 「 」 wo Kizutsuketa Yubisaki wa, Tomadou Kotonaku Kegareta 「 」 wo Kazaru)
DVD 01. (Documentary footage from European tour 2011)

DELUGE 通常盤 TYPE B (Tsuujouban TYPE B)
2011-11-30; 2,100 yen; maxi-single CD + PV DVD; complete limited pressing
CD 01. DELUGE
CD 02. 躊躇うことなく「 」を傷付けた指先は,途惑うことなく穢れた「 」を飾る
    (Tamerau Kotonaku 「 」 wo Kizutsuketa Yubisaki wa, Tomadou Kotonaku Kegareta 「 」 wo Kazaru)
DVD 01. DELUGE (PV)

DELUGE 通常盤 TYPE B (Tsuujouban TYPE B)
2011-11-30; 1,680 yen; maxi-single CD + PV DVD; complete limited pressing
01. DELUGE
02. 躊躇うことなく「 」を傷付けた指先は,途惑うことなく穢れた「 」を飾る
  (Tamerau Kotonaku 「 」 wo Kizutsuketa Yubisaki wa, Tomadou Kotonaku Kegareta 「 」 wo Kazaru)
03. 瞑葬 (Meisou) (bonus track)

あなたの為だけに送るメッセージDVD (Anata no Tamedake ni Okuru MESSAGE DVD)
2011-??-??; 0 yen; mail-order present message DVD; limited pressings
triple purchase application mail-order present message DVD
01. (Personalized message)


Of course it would be nicer if there weren't three types... but what can you do? I'm still excited anyway~ What about you guys (and how about that second song, Jesus!)?

[Archived] NEGA oneman tour
If you recall, NEGA announced at their recent revival live that they'll be releasing a new maxi-single and full album(!) (original post is here). Well, today they've announced a oneman tour to celebrate those releases (still no official announcement about them though). Check it:

NEGA CD release celebration oneman tour 2011 A DELUGE OF AVERAGE SINNER

2011-12-11 at ESAKA MUSE
2011-12-18 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) CLUB UP SET
2011-12-22 at 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) CLUB PHASE



It seems that this is more to celebrate the release of the single, which is called DELUGE, we think. The single is set to be released in December, while it seems that the album is slated for an early 2012 release (I'm guessing February or March). At any rate, we'll see. I'm excited!

Sorry to keep harping on this, but please follow (or just keep an eye on) the community's official twitter, @we_love_ucp. LiveJournal is still having problems for me, so I'm currently posting more (and more current stuff) on twitter.

[Archived] New sponsored event for NEGA
NEGA recently announced a new Tokyo/Nagoya/Osaka sponsored event called ALIQUAM VITAE. The event doesn't seem to celebrate anything in particular (i.e., no new release announced), but it's good nonetheless. Full details below.

NEGA Tokyo/Nagoya/Osaka sponsored event ALIQUAM VITAE

2011-09-28 at OSAKA MUSE
NEGA, ダウナー (DOWNER), SOMATIC GUARDIAN, Art Cube, BIOSPHIA, Vanish

2011-09-30 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) CLUB 3 STAR IMAIKE
NEGA, ダウナー (DOWNER), SOMATIC GUARDIAN, Art Cube, 江戸川パラドクス (Edogawa PARADOX), Vanish

2011-10-07 at 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) AREA
NEGA, -OZ- (friendship appearance), ダウナー (DOWNER), エルム (ELM), DIAURA, Vanish, ギャロ (THE GALLO)



By the way, NEGA is holding their revival live today. Exciting! What did you guys think about their revival single, FABLE IN THE COLD BED?

[Archived] Contest: FABLE IN THE COLD BED winners
Ok, it's 9:30 PM, so my little contest is closed. The number I chose was 28 (my birthday~). The winner actually guessed it, and the runner up was really close! Here are the winners:
  1. @oxbxjxe via twitter (guessed 28)
  2. (guessed 27)

Good job you two! I'll be contacting you shortly about the download. And thanks to everyone for showing so much interest in my little last-minute contest!

[Archived] Contest: FABLE IN THE COLD BED on US iTunes/Amazon MP3
NEGA's revival single FABLE IN THE COLD BED was released today. Surprisingly, it seems that it's available on US iTunes and US Amazon MP3! (Previous digital UCP releases have been limited to Japan and some European countries.)

Please consider buying at least one type (TYPE A is only $2!) rather than downloading all of them. It's an easy and cheap way to support UNDER CODE and show them that there is an international market! Here are direct links, if you're interested:
TYPE A: Amazon MP3 ($1.98) | iTunes ($2.58)
TYPE B: Amazon MP3 ($4.95) | iTunes ($6.45)
TYPE C: Amazon MP3 ($4.95) | iTunes ($6.45)
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Since I'm so excited, I decided to hold a little (very little) contest: I'll give away two digital copies of the single. Details below:

FABLE IN THE COLD BED contest I've picked a number between 0 and 100. Your job is to guess what that number is!

Please enter your guess in the comments section of this post (just don't guess the same number as someone else). The two people who are closest to the number I've chosen will win. The winners will get to choose the type (TYPE A, B, or C) and the store (Amazon MP3 or iTunes).

The contest will end in four hours; that's 9:30 PM EST tonight.


Contest is over! The winners have been announced.



So like I said, a very little contest, hahaha. But hey, it's a free download that still legally supports the band/label! So hopefully some of you are interested. If you are, good luck~

[Archived] NEGA × Death trap-ID t-shirts
NEGA has collaborated with Death trap-ID on new t-shirts! The shirts, which cost 5,145 yen each, will come in three color variants and will be sold starting on June 25th. Furthermore, the band will hold two special events at Death trap-ID on July 27th:
  1. [Event 1] Patrons can shake hands with the band and then have a picture taken with them. The event will be split into two parts: those attending the first part can take a picture with the whole band, while those attending the second part can take a picture with their favorite member.
  2. [Event 2] The band will hold a “SPECIAL TEA PARTY.” At this event, the band will give a talk, sign items, and more (unspecified).
Tickets to the events will be distributed in privilege sets to purchasers, depending on how many shirts they buy. Those who buy the set of all three shirts will receive privilege A, while those who buy only one shirt will receive privilege B. (It's worth noting that privilege A is limited to 30 people.)
  • [Privilege A] Two large artist photos
    Ticket to handshake event parts one AND two
    Ticket to special tea party event
  • [Privilege B] Ticket to handshake event part one OR part two
Lastly, those who purchase the set of all three 3 shirts on the day of their release (June 25th) will receive an additional privilege: a member comment DVD. (That would be in addition to privilege A mentioned above.)

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I wish Death trap-ID would put pictures of their shirts online more often >| Then again, they're usually not that impressive to me, so maybe it's for the best. Anyway, if some of you were wondering, Death trap-ID shirts can't be purchased online ;(

[Archived] NEGA Europe tour dates announced (officially)
NEGA has officially announced the tour dates for their upcoming European tour. It seems that the tour is beeing coordinated by Astan, and you can purchase tickets here (...somehow) or email them at steff@astan-magazin.de.
  • 2011-09-16: (venue undecided)
  • 2011-09-17: Germany, Cologne - WERKSTATT
  • 2011-09-18: France, Paris - Divan du Monde
  • 2011-09-20: Netherlands, Utrecht - Tivoli de Helling

I suppose the details for the first date will be announced soon. I'll make another post when they are. Anyway, any of you European underko attending?!

[Archived] NEGA - FABLE IN THE COLD BED PV PREVIEW
Undercode posted the preview to NEGA's new PV on youtube.

What do you think about it?


I personally love it, the PV preview and the song.

[Archived] Nega's cover!
Just wanted to post Nega's cover for the next issue of Cure magazine.
It features a new look, if I'm not wrong.



Nega's comeback! :D

[Archived] NEGA revival full details
ネガ has finally announced their full revival. And the first order of business is a name change! The band has officially changed their name to NEGA to represent their new period. Of course, it wouldn't be complete without a new look ↓



NEGA has made several announcements today (—in bits and pieces, so sorry for editing the post so much). The main one for us is a new maxi-single! But they've also announced their new name, a new group photo, their revival live, a live distributed CD, and a European tour.

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First, let's discuss lives: NEGA has announced that they will revive with a oneman held on July 26th at O-WEST! The oneman will of course mark their revival, but also their 6th anniversary. To celebrate, NEGA will freely distribute a CD containing a new song and a message from the band about their anniversary.

NEGA revival & 6TH ANNIVERSARY oneman PEREUNION ~再会の夜~ (~Saikai no Yoru~)
2011-07-26 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) O-WEST
NEGA (oneman) (revival live)
※ (new song + message CD freely distributed to attendees)



Although they haven't released details, NEGA has officially confirmed the European tour that many of you have heard rumors about. That tour will occur in September. In October, the band will hold a Tokyo/Nagoya/Osaka tour, details TBA.

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Edit: I originally posted that EVOL and DOOLB were new songs featured on second discs. This is not the case; EVOL and DOOLB are the names of the second discs, which contain remakes of old songs.

NEGA's first release will be a maxi-single, to be released in three types. All three types will feature the same two new songs, but will differ in bonus content. Type A will include a PV, while types B and C will include a second disc (titled EVOL and DOOLB, respectively) with remakes of old songs.

Each type will include an application form; the three forms can be redeemed for a PV making DVD. The privilege for buying all three types from the official web shop is an early ship date (2011-07-01), a signed cheki of the member of your choice, and a message CD.

NEGA -
FABLE IN THE COLD BED TYPE A
2011-07-06; 2,100 yen; maxi-single CD+DVD; UCCD-291A
includes application form for making DVD
official web shop triple privilege: checki + comment CD
[CD] 01. FABLE IN THE COLD BED
[CD] 02. VORTICAL [E]MOTION
[DVD] 01. FABLE IN THE COLD BED (PV)

FABLE IN THE COLD BED TYPE B
2011-07-06; 2,415 yen; maxi-single CD+CD; UCCD-291B
includes application form for making DVD
official web shop triple privilege: checki + comment CD
[CD] 01. FABLE IN THE COLD BED
[CD] 02. VORTICAL [E]MOTION
[CD2: EVOL] 01. BORN (new recording)
[CD2: EVOL] 02. ラヴェイトレッド (RAVEITOREDDO) (new recording)
[CD2: EVOL] 03. lover (new recording)

FABLE IN THE COLD BED TYPE C
2011-07-06; 2,415 yen; maxi-single CD+CD; UCCD-291C
includes application form for making DVD
official web shop triple privilege: checki + comment CD
[CD] 01. FABLE IN THE COLD BED
[CD] 02. VORTICAL [E]MOTION
[CD2: DOOLB] 01. 被害妄想と記憶 (Higaimousou to Kioku) (new recording)
[CD2: DOOLB] 02. nightmare (new recording)
[CD2: DOOLB] 03. 魂泪は紅い血に (Konrui wa Akai Chi ni) (new recording)

「FABLE IN THE COLD BED」 メイキングDVD (MAKING DVD
2011-??-??; 0 yen; mail-order-application making DVD
freely distributed by mail-order with three applications
01. FABLE IN THE COLD BED (PV making)

(Unknown title distributed CD)
2011-07-26; 0 yen; live-distributed single CD
freely distributed at revival live
01. (Unannounced new song)
02. (6TH ANNIVERSARY comment)

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It's cute of them: I guess this technically isn't a revival, but a “reunification.” You know how they had those weird subtitles for every PERESTROIKA event? Well the latest one is “NEGA ‘reconstruction’... and ‘reunification’ is coming to pass” and the title of their revival live is “PEREUNION.” Get it? PERESTROIKA REUNION |D

Well anyway, I'm really excited. What about you?

[Archived] Note about NEGA and Vior gloire
If you saw the UNITED LINK for JAPAN VOL:2 post, you may have noticed that I wrote “NEGA”—this is how it was written in the official lineup provided by KISAKI.

For some time now (since Haunted Jealousy, to be exact), I've suspected that the band would switch to a Western-character spelling of their name, and it now seems that I may be right. So, I can't say for sure until the band officially revives, but, for now, signs point to them officially changing their name to NEGA.

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Also, there's something up with that new band, Vior gloire, but I'm not exactly sure what.

When I discovered Vior gloire yesterday, I remembered the ex-brodiaea/ex-GRiST band, Vior, which was to open for an upcoming UCP show. One of you then found that Vior gloire had a different lineup listed, but because we recognized the ex-brodiaea/ex-GRiST guys, we figured that they'd all just changed their names for the new band.

However! When UNITED LINK for JAPAN VOL:2 was announced today, the appearing band was listed as just Vior again. Now, does this mean that I think that Vior and Vior gloire are two different bands, or that the members aren't who we thought they were? No. But I do think that UNDER CODE is making a distinction for some reason.

Honestly, it's probably as simple as not wanting to give anything away yet (remember, Vior gloire hasn't officially been announced—we just figured it out because we're grade A snoops!). But just for the sake of history and complete transparency, I wanted to emphasize that, technically, Vior ≠ Vior gloire.

(I'm ok with you thinking I'm crazy for caring about this stuff~)

[Archived] Nega revival date set
In the MC during Nega's set at last night's UNITED LINK for JAPAN charity concert, the band announced that it will revive with a 2011-07-26 oneman at 渋谷 (Shibuya) O-WEST. Before that, they'll play another one-off live on 2011-06-04.

KISAKI says that details should come shortly, presumably within the next few days.

[Archived] Nega
Nega will be on the cover of the May 21st issue of Cure, and KISAKI posted a tiny preview of their photoshoot here! Furthermore, after the Cure photoshoot, it seems that they began photography for a new PV!

So it seems that the countdown Nega's revival is finally underway. From what you can see, what do you think of their new look? How excited are you?

[Archived] San's Birthday

Happy Birthday to San of ネガ

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[Archived] Ray's birthday

Kisaki tweeted this. みんな、今日はネガRayの誕生日だ。祝ってやってくれ。あっPERESTROIKAの如月 洸一郎も誕生日だ!!

Happy Birthday Ray-San

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[Archived] looking for [DVD] Nega - Depart[ure]-code20100726- [26.07.2010] any help

I'm looking for [DVD] Nega - Depart[ure]-code20100726- [26.07.2010]

please any help if someone already has it?!?
[Archived] Nega bass tabs -any of them-

I'm looking for some nega bass tabs any help please

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[Archived] Nega revival imminent
The Nega guys have updated their blogs today, and it seems that a revival will soon be upon us!

Jin made an Amember-only post, where he basically criticizes some aspects of the current scene, but also explains how he wants Nega to be the best, unique. He also confirms that they've started concrete plans for their revival, and he even says that they hope to put out a second full album! (This is far from announcement of a release though; it's simply a wish that he has.)

According to Ray's blog, the guys have already met with ID-JAPAN about costumes for their revival. He seems excited and promises that the time we've waited for Nega's return will not have been in vain; they have absolutely evolved for the better.

And finally, Yuu, in the PERESTROIKA blog, confirmed that PERESTROIKA is a time-limited band and that their time will soon be up. Nothing really mind-blowing there, but it's good to have confirmation.

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So! It seems that we'll soon be hearing some announcements about Nega's revival. Hopefully we can expect Nega to come back with full force in the summer!

Posts from 2010

[Archived] Three special bands for Kansai Seiatsu 2010~2011
Ok, this is sort of convoluted, but stick with me: remember the new omnibus I posted about this morning? UNDER CODE just uploaded a flyer advertising it. I guess UCP is actually involved with the omnibus somehow (I thought it was just SHOXX), because there's an additional ad at the bottom of the flyer for the 関西制圧2010~2011 (Kansai Seiatsu 2010~2011) event.

Ok, keep stickin' with me: remember how UCP said there would be three special announcements? The first being ClearVeil, the second being announced on Oct. 21st, and the third being announced on Nov. 1st? Welllll~ I think UNDER CODE gave them away early with that little flyer. So, without further ado~
  • Anjyu' will hold a one day revival at the event!
  • 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) and Nega will be appearing!!
My guess is that Anjyu' was the second announcement and that HEISEI/Nega was the big third announcement. But maybe there are other announcements in store, who knows? In any case, those bands will be appearing and that will be awesome. However! Beside HEISEI and Nega, there is some Japanese phrase that is too small for me to make out. It probably says “special guests” or something, but maybe it says “will definitely not be appearing, don't get your hopes up loser.” So just take this as rumor for now, I guess.

(Here's the flyer for anyone that wants to see it for themselves) Pretty cool right :D?

[Archived] Shikkoku no SYMPHONY live photographs
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:
[Archived] Nega vs PERESTROIKA
Ray posted an entry about PERESTROIKA, calling it a new band in the visual scene and noting how strange it is that the band has four members who look exactly like the members of Nega. Ray also goes on to say something like “our revival will not be defeated!”

So I guess the official stance is that PERESTROIKA is a completely different band with different members (...), and Nega still plans to revive.

I know many of you guessed as much already, but it's nice to have some official acknowledgement of the two “real” bands existing at once.

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儿 (Jin) posted a more serious locked entry about Nega. The text is behind the cut if anyone wants to take a shot at translating it:
遅くなったけど昨日はお疲れ。
昨日のライヴをやって、改めて「ネガ」って良いバンドだなって思った。
年齢も経験もバラバラで性格もバラバラの4人だけれど、
絶対に他のバンドにはないケミストリーが合って、
あの空気感を生み出せる。
オレももしネガが解散したとしたらバンドをやろうとか思わないと思う。
オレの人生を賭けたバンドです。
でも綺麗事だけではバンドを出来ないのも事実だし、
やっぱり更にバンドとして飛躍をしたい。
この活動休止はそこへ向けた一つの賭けの様なモノ…。
だから…
みんなからの活動休止に向けた複雑な想いも…
全てはネガがまた復活するときにその意味と価値を理解ってもらえるように…
絶対に「進化」して戻ってくる。
ネガを純粋に愛してくれていたヤツには傷付けてしまったかもしれない。
もしファンとバンドの関係を恋愛に例えるなら、
サプライズ好きの自由奔放な彼氏だと思ってくれ。
恋愛していたら傷付けることもあるけれど、
その傷すら良い想い出に変えてみせるから。
普段こんなこと言わないけど、
ネガの本質を愛してくれてるお前達へ…
最高に愛してる。


[Archived] PERESTROIKA fully revealed!
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's new “monster band” has finally been revealed. And it's literally just Nega.

Vocals: 春人 (Haruto, [Jin of Nega])
Guitar: 狛 (Koma, [SAN of Nega])
Bass: 如月 洸一郎 (Kisaragi Kouichirou, [Ray of Nega])
Drums: 宙宇介 (Yuusuke, [Yu of Nega])

Their section of the UNDER CODE website is here, so go ahead and check it out to see their official photos.

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I'm glad Nega's back, but to be honest, I think that's kind of retarded (and I was so 90% sure it was SIVA related!). But I'm curious as to what you guys think. So let's take a poll!



[Archived] Nega's live DVD delayed
Nega's web shop & live hall limited live DVD Depart[ure]-code20100716- has been delayed... for a day! The DVDs were scheduled to be sent out today (the 15th in Japan), but will instead be sent out tomorrow (the 16th in Japan).

Got worried for a second, didn't you?

[Archived] Nega's Depart[ure] DVD cover
The cover of Nega's Depart[ure]-code20100716- live DVD has been revealed. I like that it is similar to their PV DVD. What do you guys think? Will any of you be buying it?



[Archived] More info about Nega's live DVD
Nega's live DVD that mentioned about here yesterday will be released on September 15th.

The official tracklisting hasn't been revealed yet. However, it will also include some documentary footage and some bonus offshot.

Ordering via the UCP webshop gives you a special live bonus DVD from an event that took place on July 31st entitled 夏の祭典!!スペシャルドリームマッチ!!ネガVS(株)ネガエンタープライゼス~大阪夏の陣~ (Natsu no Saiten!! Special Dream Match!! Nega VS Nega Enterprises ~Osaka Natsu no Jin~), that took place at the OSAKA MUSE.

A flyer was aslo posted on the artist news page that you can find under the cut.
Image is a bit big.



[Archived] Nega limited edition live DVD
KISAKI announced in his blog that a live DVD of Nega's 5th anniversary oneman will be released! The DVD will only be sold through the web shop and at lives, so it's pretty special. No other details are available at this time, but we can guess the tracklist by the setlist of the live.

Nega -
Depart[ure] -code20100726-
Web shop and live hall restricted edition live DVD
Tracklist below is estimated based on setlist
01. NEO DESTRUCTION
02. Soul cry
03. muddy cult
04. 朧 (Oboro)
05. Haunted Jealousy
06. Piano solo~In the shadow of the rain cloud
07. 深海魚 (Shinkaigyo)
08. guilt trip
09. The Heartless People
10. idle
11. Nameless alice
12. HATE HATE HATE
13. reminiscence
14. Ogress
15. DIS.
16. (Encore 1) Drums and bass solo
17. (Encore 1) Another Eyes of reminiscence
18. (Encore 1) lust[er]
19. (Encore 2) lover
20. (Encore 2) 17歳の孤独 (17 Sai no Kodoku)
21. (Encore 2) 壁 (Kabe)


[Archived] Nega activity pause live details
I posted earlier about Nega's temporary activity pause. Details of their last lives before the pause have already been revealed! The band will hold two oneman lives in September, and will officially pause activities (temporarily!) after the second one.

Nega 2010 activity pause oneman lives
  • RESTRUCTION -再壊- (RESTRUCTION -Saikai-) 2010-09-19 at 目黒鹿鳴館 (Meguro Rockmaykan)
    Nega (oneman)
  • DESTRUCTURE -破改- (DESTRUCTURE -Hakai-) 2010-09-23 at OSAKA MUSE
    Nega (oneman, activity pause live)

By the way, the Engrish in the titles is intentional. For whatever reason, they decided to switch the endings of the words (it's usually “restructure and destruction”), even with the Japanese subtitles too. I guess they just like being weird~

[Archived] Nega temporary activity pause
Last night, Nega held their 5th anniversary oneman live, Depart[ure] ~審判の夜~ (Depart[ure] ~Shinpan no Yoru~). Their important announcement was that the band will be temporarily pausing activities.

The activity pause will begin on 2010-09-23 after the second of two oneman lives*. The members say that it's truly temporary and that it doesn't mean disbandment. They are taking time off to recharge their batteries and to prepare for a surge of activity in September.

SAN personally promised that nothing bad is happening, so don't worry! However, I wonder what the band is preparing for. New member? New album? What do you think?

*Thanks for that info

[Archived] Nega VISUAL NEGATIVISM -complete- cover
It seems that UNDER CODE still hasn't released the cover of Nega's VISUAL NEGATIVISM -complete- DVD anywhere yet. And that's a huge problem for our DVD request threads at various forums. So I decided to share a high-res version of the cover to help you guys out!

Here you go! What do you think? And did any of you buy it?

[Archived] ClearVeil
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.
  • 地下線顔面偏差値TOP5 (Chikasen Ganmen Hensachi TOP5):
    V:尖 (Saki, ClearVeil), G: SAN (Nega), G:JILL (平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN)), B:Toshiya (Arc), D:ライ (RAI, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN))
  • 希と森の仲間達 (Nozomi to Mori no Nakamatachi):
    V:あず (Azu, ex-ASS'n'ARRow), G:希 (Nozomi, ClearVeil), G:遼華 (Ryouka), D:ゆいぜ (Yuize, ex-ASS'n'ARRow)
  • 月詠 (Tsukuyomi):
    V:りゅうと (Ryuuto, ClearVeil), G:YUKKIE (平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN)), B:拓 (Taku, the Vambie.), D:なると(Naruto, the Vambie.)
  • 水風船 (Mizufuusen):
    V:総長 (Souchou), G:Yuki (Arc), G:Ray (Nega), B:HISAYOSHI (ClearVeil), D:俊 (Shun, Arc)
  • ハッピーセット (HAPPY SET):
    V:拓 (Taku, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN)), G:希 (Nozomi, ClearVeil), G:知 (Tomo, ex-chariots), B:善 (Yoshi, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN)), D:成華 (Naruka, ClearVeil)
[Archived] ネガ in Cure this month
Apparently the ネガ article in Cure this month looks like this....

http://tieba.baidu.com/f?kz=776560400

Who wants to buy it now? =DDDDDD
BTW...sorry for being completely trivial~
[Archived] Live Event~
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.

[Archived] Misc
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.

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!

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)).

㈲ネガエンタープライゼス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) -
商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!) TYPE-「商」 (TYPE-「Shou」)
  2010-05-04; 1,000 yen; Live-limited single CD;
  01. 商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!)
  02. ㈲ネガエンタープライぜス社員一同コメント ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES Shain Ichidou COMMENT)
商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!) TYPE-「売」 (TYPE-「Bai」)
  2010-05-04; 1,000 yen; Live-limited single CD;
  01. 商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!)
  02. 営業部長:儿コメント (Eigyoubuchou: Jin COMMENT)
商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!) TYPE-「繁」 (TYPE-「Han」)
  2010-05-04; 1,000 yen; Live-limited single CD;
  01. 商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!)
  02. お茶汲み:SANコメント (Ochagumi: SAN COMMENT)
商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!) TYPE-「盛」 (TYPE-「Jou」)
  2010-05-04; 1,000 yen; Live-limited single CD;
  01. 商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!)
  02. 代表取締役:Rayコメント (Daihyoutorishimariyaku: Ray COMMENT)
商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!) TYPE-「!」 (TYPE-「!」)
  2010-05-04; 1,000 yen; Live-limited single CD;
  01. 商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!)
  02. 庶務二課長:優コメント (Shomu Ni Kachou: Yu COMMENT)

[Archived] Miscellaneous Stuff
凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) will hold a special event at TOWER RECORDS to commemorate the release of their first single. Those who reserve the single in store (phone orders and online orders aren't accepted) will receive a ticket to the event, which includes a mini-live and a handshake session. The event will take place on 2010-06-17 at TOWER RECORDS 渋谷 (Shibuya) STAGE ONE.

凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) will also be participating in an event sponsored by INDIVISUAL (the people who streamed Phantasmagoria's last live). The event, INDIVISUAL DAY, will take place on 2010-06-15 at SHIBUYA-AX. (Among others, VIDOLL will be there as well!)

③ The OFFICIAL WEB SHOP has updated with 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) single As If Forever Exists.. The privilege for purchasing any type is a signed cheki from the member of your choice, to be sent out on 2010-06-15.

E'm ~grief~ is planning a new release! They haven't announced what kind or when it will be released, but details should be announced soon.

Synside's vocalist Rayka has contributed some chorus vocals to Nega's NEGATIVISM album. Pretty cool!

⑥ UNDER CODE still hasn't officially revealed the tracklists for Arc's latest single, but it's actually out now so... Details below, for completion's sake.

⑦ Similarly, UNDER CODE just got around to releasing the covers for the latest シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) single, even though you could see them at Brand X for a while now. Anyway, check out the A type and the B type, both of which feature an alien!

KISAKI's blog now has an updated header to reflect his new look. Seriously Mr. Designer, it sucks balls. Please do better next time.

凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) is holding a live twitter event on 2010-04-22 at 12:30 JST. This event is similar to the one Phantasmagoria held; the members will be tweeting while doing a photoshoot for Cure. The event is scheduled to last three hours. Please see this post for information and use this site to convert the time to your timezone.

Arc -
コントラスト A TYPE (CONTRAST A TYPE)
  2010-04-14; 2,100 yen; maxi-single CD + live DVD; UCCD-262A; limited 3,000
  CD 01. SE
  CD 02. コントラスト (CONTRAST)
  CD 03. 未完成 (Mikansei)
  DVD 01. 「Lady」&「Gentleman」 (Live clip)
  DVD 02. Drop outer (Live clip)
コントラスト B TYPE (CONTRAST B TYPE)
  2010-04-14; 1,890 yen; maxi-single CD; UCCD-262B; limited 3,000
  01. SE
  02. コントラスト (CONTRAST)
  03. 未完成 (Mikansei)
  04. Joke (Bonus track)

[Archived] chariots' Fate
Well, it's official: chariots will still be around. The former band is now officially RIKU's solo project. The project's first live will be on 2010-05-03 at ESAKA MUSE. The live, subculture, is sponsored by chariots and will also feature Nega and 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN).

Man, he has it ridiculously good at UNDER CODE.

[Archived] Mass Update Part ②
・・・Mass Update Trilogy・・・
—Azure-blue Rose and Fog-grey Core—

Mass update part one can be found here.

(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?

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.

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!

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.

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~

[Archived] Nega Release Details
Earlier today, I posted about Nega's 5th anniversary releases. Full details about them have just been announced!

① First, I should mention that Nega has a new look, which you can see here, and a new flyer, which you can see here.

② The best album, NEGATIVISM, will be released in two types. Both types are limited editions and will come with special sleeve case covers. The A type will include a DVD with live clips. The B type will include a bonus track (a new song). Each copy you buy from the UNDER CODE OFFICIAL WEB SHOP will include a signed cheki of the member you want. Buying both types from the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP will get you a comment + live DVD, filmed at the Prophecy of the XXX oneman that the band held last night.

③ The PV DVD, VISUAL NEGATIVISM -complete-, will contain one new PV (for a new song) and two previously unreleased PVs. I'm still not sure which or how many PVs will be re-edited, but I'm assuming it will be whichever ones featured Nega's fifth member. The DVD is being distributed by B.P.Records (Bands@id). No OFFICIAL WEB SHOP privilege for this one~

Nega -
NEGATIVISM -A Type-
  2010-05-26; 4,200 yen; 5th anniversary memorial selection CD+DVD
  CD 01. 鬱 (Utsu)
  CD 02. idle
  CD 03. 自虐パラノイド (Jigyaku PARANOID)
  CD 04. abase
  CD 05. Haunted Jealousy
  CD 06. illegitimacy
  CD 07. Rain Falls
  CD 08. quadrangle
  CD 09. in hole
  CD 10. DIS.
  CD 11. Another Eyes of reminiscence
  CD 12. 壁 (Kabe)
  CD 13. NEO DESTRUCTION (New song)
  DVD 01. the Grave (Live clip)
  DVD 02. idle (Live clip)
  DVD 03. HATE HATE HATE (Live clip)
  ※ OFFICIAL WEB SHOP privilege:
  signed cheki of requested member (with purchase of either type)
  comment + 2 live clips from 2010-03-20 (with purchase of both types)
NEGATIVISM -B Type-
  2010-05-26; 3,150 yen; 5th anniversary memorial selection CD
  01. 鬱 (Utsu)
  02. idle
  03. 自虐パラノイド (Jigyaku PARANOID)
  04. abase
  05. Haunted Jealousy
  06. illegitimacy
  07. Rain Falls
  08. quadrangle
  09. in hole
  10. DIS.
  11. Another Eyes of reminiscence
  12. 壁 (Kabe)
  13. NEO DESTRUCTION (New song)
  14. The Heartless People (New song) (Bonus track)
  ※ OFFICIAL WEB SHOP privilege:
  signed cheki of requested member (with purchase of either type)
  comment + 2 live clips from 2010-03-20 (with purchase of both types)
VISUAL NEGATIVISM -complete-
  2010-07-21; 4,725 yen; 5th anniversary all promotion clip complete DVD; BPRDV-015
  01. quadrangle (PV)
  02. abase (PV)
  03. 鬱 (Utsu) (PV)
  04. Soul cry (PV)
  05. reminiscence (PV)
  06. muddy cult (PV)
  07. idle (PV)
  08. Haunted Jealousy (PV)
  09. NEO DESTRUCTION (PV)

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Everyone satisfied with the tracklists?

[Archived] Nega's Big News
Nega held their tour final oneman, Prophecy of the XXX, last night. As promised, they made several huge announcements, all regarding their 5th anniversary.

① Nega will release a “5th anniversary memorial selection” CD called NEGATIVISM on 2010-05-26 in two types (details not yet announced). The album will feature remasterings and rerecordings of old songs selected by the members of the band, along with some brand new songs! In total, the album will contain 13 tracks.

② We've waited for this one for a long time: on 2010-07-21, Nega will release VISUAL NEGATIVISM -complete-, a “5th anniversary all promotion clip complete” DVD! It will contain all of their old PVs (some are re-edited versions, probably to take out that fifth member) and some new ones as well!! In all, the DVD will contain 9 PVs!

③ The band will also be embarking on The Counting Song of the Depart[ure], a nationwide sponsored event tour to celebrate their 5th anniversary! The tour will kick off on 2010-05-15 with The Royal Negative StarZ, a twoman featuring Nega and Lycaon at ESAKA MUSE. The tour will continue all the way through 2010-06-27.

④ And finally, the really big one (at least for the band). On 2010-07-26, Nega will hold Depart[ure] ~審判の夜~ (Depart[ure] ~Shinban no Yoru~), a oneman that will take place at 渋谷 (Shibuya) O-WEST!! Furthermore, since it's a special event celebrating their anniversary, the band decided to set the price of the tickets at 1,000 yen!!

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Huge, huge, huge news all around! The best album is sure to be great, especially with those rerecordings. And I know every fan of Nega has waited a long time for their PV collection—now we'll finally be able to see all those unreleased PVs from years ago! And we all know that a oneman at O-WEST is really important.

I'm really glad that nothing bad was announced, like many of us feared. The only thing that worries me is whatever that “Depart[ure]” title is all about. But then again, the last time that an UNDER CODE event used “departure” in the title was for something good...

What do you guys think? I'm sure some of you are already losing your mind over how you'll scramble together money :D

[Archived] 7th Anniversary Lucky Bag
A few more details have been released regarding those UCP 7th anniversary lucky bags I told you about.

① The design of the special tote bag has been revealed. You can see a mockup of the bag here.

② Remember that each lucky bag comes with one of seven DVDs featuring rehearsal footage and a message from a UCP band. The dates and locations at which the footage was filmed have been revealed for a few of the bands. (Details for the Phantasmagoria, Dali, and Megaromania types have not been announced.)
  • B Type (chariots): 2010-02-20 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) HEART LAND
  • C Type (平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN)): 2010-02-23 at 仙台 (Sendai) HOOK
  • D Type (Nega): 2010-02-24 at 新潟 (Niigata) JUNK BOX
  • G Type (Arc): 2010-02-18 at 松山 (Matsuyama) SALON KITTY
So what do you guys think? Does the design of the bag or the date/location of the footage make you want to get one? Are there any of you who have already ordered? (If you're planning to order, do it soon, because the bags are being sent out on 2010-04-10 and reservations will end soon!)

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Nega has been in the studio recording! What they're recording for has not been revealed, but they're planning to give us more details on 2010-03-20, when they make their “important announcement.” (Some have reported that they announced a CD, but that's not technically true. They may be, but, for all we know, they could be releasing a DVD single or something. It's just conjecture.)

[Archived] Nega
It seems that 優's (Yu's) father died, according to KISAKI's blog ;(

[Archived] UNDER CODE's 7th Anniversary
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)

水風船 (Mizufuusen) -
OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE DVD
  2010-02-26; 2,100 yen; Bootleg live DVD; Limited pressings
  01. (Live footage from 2009-09-21)
  (KO-JI and Shun from Arc, HAL and Ayu ex-Kibou-YA©, KEETO from Dali, and YUKKIE from HEISEI ISHIN)

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

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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!

[Archived] Death trap-ID
Nega is releasing a new long-sleeve t-shirt (in three colors) with Death trap-ID. The shirt comes out on February 8th, but preorders have started. Each shirt costs 5,145 yen and there are special presents for everyone!

Anyone who preorders:
  • Signed comment DVD
First 30 people to order all three colors:
  • Ticket to Nega's special tea party on 2010-03-21
  • Ticket to handshake event on 2010-03-21
  • Ticket to photography session on 2010-03-21
Anyone who orders:
  • Ticket to handshake event OR photography session on 2010-03-21

Phantasmagoria is also collaborating with Death trap-ID. Their collaboration is five t-shirts with each print chosen by a member. Each shirt costs 5,145 yen and the full set costs 24,150 yen. Preorders start January 30th, and the shirts will be sent out on March 18th. Apparently, you can only pay in cash. Of course, there are special privileges for these shirts too!

First 30 people to preorder all five:
  • A good ticket to Phantasmagoria's 2010-04-05 oneman
  • Phantasmagoria ORIGINAL SPECIAL DVD (with a comment and live clip)
First 10 people to preorder one:
  • Ticket to photography session (date and venue to be announced on 2010-03-18)
  • A good ticket to Phantasmagoria's 2010-04-05 oneman
  • Phantasmagoria ORIGINAL SPECIAL DVD (with a comment and live clip)

[Archived] Live Events
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).

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.

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.

[Archived] Live Catchup
(Some of this is old news, so don't give me a hard time!)

① You may recall chariots' carnage opera tour didn't have any set finale. Well, a three-part oneman tour final was finally announced (although I wouldn't be surprised if one more was announced eventually): Final showdown OSAKA will take place on 2010-02-13 at OSAKA MUSE, Final showdown NAGOYA will take place on 2010-02-21 at Nagoya HEART LAND, and Final showdown TOKYO will take place on 2010-02-28 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) CLUB PHASE.

Nega is embarking on a tour called The Corridor of the Prophet from 2010-01-10. The tour final, The Prophecy of the XXX, will take place on 2010-03-20 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) RUIDO-K2. An important announcement will be made at that live.

平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will be holding a two-part twoman with ν (NEU) entitled NEW [type] REVOLUTIONS. The first part will take place on 2010-03-22 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ, and the second will take place on 2010-03-28 at 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) AREA.

平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) is also holding what they describe as “consecutive city-center-concentrated” oneman lives, both of which are called 東京SENTIMENTAL RUSH (Tokyo SENTIMENTAL RUSH). The first will take place on 2010-04-17 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) CLUB CRAWL and the second will take place on 2010-05-22 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER.

ClearVeil is holding five consecutive twoman lives at 名古屋 (Nagoya) MUSIC FARM, all under the name of Propaganda.
  • 2010-01-24 is with お遊戯ゎが魔々団×【PaRADEiS】 (Oyuugi Wagamamadan×【PaRADEiS】)
  • 2010-02-26 is with ALiBi
  • 2010-03-27 is with ALSDEAD
  • 2010-04-18 is with ハートレス (HEARTLESS)
  • 2010-05-23 is with カル・ヴァリ (kalvary)
⑥ To celebrate their upcoming release, Megaromania will be holding three oneman lives. The first will be on 2010-03-24 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA; the second will be on 2010-03-25 at HOLIDAY OSAKA; and the third will be on 2010-03-31 at SHIBUYA BOXX.

Arc is sponsoring three events in March entitled Shaking box. The lives will take place on 2010-03-21 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) RUIDO K2, on 2010-03-23 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) HEART LAND, and on 2010-03-28 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice.

ロットマン (LOTMAN), the time-limited band of Dali vocalist 苓 (Ren), is sponsoring another event to celebrate its upcoming release. 示す2エモーション (Shimesu 2 EMOTION) will take place on 2010-04-06 at OSAKA MUSE.

⑨ UNDER CODE is producing two threeman events under the banner -Formation of 3 pieces-, which will be held at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO K4. The first, Dark profound thought, features Megaromania, ALSDEAD, and SaTaN, and will take place on 2010-01-30. The second, Altar of the spirit, features E'm ~grief~, Art Cube, and ルーシー (LUCY), and will take place on 2010-01-31.

Posts from 2009

[Archived] Haunted Jealousy PV Preview!
Click her to see the PV preview!!!!!
I just posted this on nega_blossom.

PS: I expected the song to be heavy, but this sounds nice too.

[Archived] Catching Up
chariots officially changed their logo with the release of (Hikari) back on 2009-10-07. (Definitely old news, but I needed to put it somewhere for future reference.)

② chariots' ex-bassist 憂里 (Yuuri) has a new band called Cu[be]. They're not with UNDER CODE, but it's worth mentioning. (I don't know of an OHP for them or anything.)

chariots members 戮 (Riku) and 秋都 (Akito) will be holding live events to celebrate their birthdays:
  • 戮's (Riku's) event is Happy Birthday 33th Anniversary, which will take place on 2010-01-08 at OSAKA MUSE. It will feature chariots, 罪団法人黒十字2010 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2010) (the chariots × Dali session band), Bloodly-HISKA-clown (a variation of the Bloodly-clown session band), CORKSCREW (probably a KUROYUME cover band), and K.R.Paradox.
  • 秋都's (Akito's) event is 秋都HappyHappy Birthday Party (Akito HappyHappy Birthday Party) and will take place on 2010-01-17 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA. It will feature chariots; one night revivals of Mëbíus, ルフィー嬋命 (RUEPHY ALIVE), and Pashya; and guest bands Arc, Megaromania, 水風船 (Mizufuusen), and Cu[be].
④ It seems that ネガ (NEGA) has changed their name to Nega. We'll have to wait to see if it's permanent.

⑤ The covers of Nega's Haunted Jealousy singles have been revealed. A Type, B Type, and C Type.

⑥ The covers of 平成維新's (HEISEI ISHIN's) パブリックセンチメント (PUBLIC SENTIMENT) mini-album were released some time ago. The A type can be found here and the B type can be found here.

⑦ The cover of E'm ~grief~'s Amentia was released some time ago and can be found here. Oh, and it turns out that song “Seducd” is actually Seduce, so that's good.

[Archived] Chikasen WEB CHANNEL
地下線WEBチャンネル (Chikasen WEB CHANNEL) is now open!

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.


[Archived] Aliene Maφriage
This isn't exactly UNDER CODE related, but since I mentioned it in another post... The KEY PARTY fansite has a few pictures up of Aliene Maφriage's new photoshoot. There's also a sort of mini report of their performance! (See this post if you're confused.)

[Archived] Release Information
① A large version of chariots' (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.

④ Megaromania now has Ameba blog.

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)

[Archived] Shuto Seiatsu
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:
  • chariots
  • spiv states
  • ネガ (NEGA)
  • 愛狂います。 (aicle。)
  • 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN)
  • ClearVeil
  • ダウナー (DOWNER)
  • E'm ~grief~
  • Megaromania
  • Arc
  • ロットマン (LOTMAN)
  • ν
  • Zip.er
  • カル・ヴァリ (kalvary)
  • Juliette
  • Lycaon
  • 己龍 (Kiryuu)
  • Synside
  • Hi:BRiD
  • 花少年バディーズ (Hana Shounen BADDIES) (Announced 2009-09-27)
  • Jewel (Announced 2009-09-27)
  • ケミカルピクチャーズ (CHEMICAL PICTURES) (Announced 2009-10-01)
  • シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) (Announced 2009-10-20)
  • 水風船 (Mizufuusen) (Session)
  • Toshiya-Z (Session)
  • THE GREEN (Session)
  • 地下線ハミ出し組 (Chikasen Hamidashigumi) (Session)
  • Phantasmagoria (Special countdown guest) (Announced 2009-10-20)

[Archived] Aliene Maφriage Photos
Aliene Maφriage had a photography session today (with brand new costumes!). The photosets produced from the session will be sold at the band's one-day revival on 2009-09-22. There are five sets in total, with each set containing four pictures. Each set is 1,000 yen, although all five can be purchased together for 3,000 yen.

KISAKI posted a preview of the new costumes here.

(For anyone who's confused, Aliene Maφriage isn't an UNDER CODE band, but they'll be holding a one-day revival during the 江坂制圧2009 5DAYS (Esaka Seiatsu 2009 5DAYS) event.)



Hopefully the photosets will be sold through the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP as well!

[Archived] News for NEGA
① ネガ (NEGA) announced some good news at their oneman last night. On 2009-11-25, the band will release a new maxi-single, Haunted Jealousy. The band will hold two oneman shows on 2009-11-29 and 2009-12-06 to commemorate the release. More information will be posted when it's made available (KISAKI says the OHP should be updated soon).

[Archived] Catching up
I've been pretty lazy, so most of this “news” is somewhat old.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.
[Archived] ---
① The ranking at UNDER GROUND MUSIC was posted a few days ago.

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.
  • 2009-09-20: act unlawfully Vol:19- featuring chariots, ネガ (NEGA), 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN), Megaromania, E'm ~grief~, 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.
ClearVeil -
awake -A Type-
  2009-08-26; 1,365 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000 pressings
  01. awake
  02. A.R.S.
awake -B Type-
  2009-08-26; 1,365 yen; Maxi-single CD; Limited 3,000 pressings
  01. awake
  02. 優しい雨 (Yasashii Ame)
awake -UNDER CODE NET SHOP SPECIAL CD-
  2009-08-26; 0 yen; Present CD
  01. Message from ClearVeil
  02. awake (instrumental)
  03. A.R.S. (instrumental)
  04. 優しい雨 (Yasashii Ame) (instrumental)

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

[Archived] Sample


② 戮 (Riku) has a new profile picture at his blog. I'm not sure how recent it is, as I don't check his blog daily, but I suppose it might mean that chariots will have new photos soon. We'll see! The photo is here.

[Bands @id at YouTube via 儿's (Jin) blog]
[戮's (Riku) blog]

[Archived] Wow
① Go ネガ (NEGA)! If I'm reading this correctly, last night at the ネガ (NEGA) vs. 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin) twoman, it was announced that ネガ (NEGA) will be holding a live in Shanghai, China in July! Their first overseas performance.

That's pretty cool (although I'm sure lots of you would rather it be USA/Europe!).

[Archived] Woah
① I love it when UNDER CODE surprises us with a tracklisting in advance! The tracklistings for brodiaea's best album and ネガ's (NEGA) albums have been posted. (Oh, p.s., ネガ's (NEGA) picture has been updated too.)

brodiaea -
trace of abyss
  2009-07-29; 2,940 yen; 3rd anniversary selection best album CD; Limited 3,000; UCCD-238
  01. recall
  02. Carcass
  03. 偽 -fake- (Nise -fake-)
  04. 夜陰の月詠 (Yain no Tsukuyomi)
  05. 煉獄 (Rengoku)
  06. インフェルノ (INFERNO)
  07. Lily
  08. iniquity

ネガ (NEGA) -
GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE -VISUAL GRAVE TYPE-
  2009-07-22; 3,990 yen; Full album CD + PV DVD; Limited 5,000; UCCD-237A
  CD 01. Hold a funeral
  CD 02. the Grave
  CD 03. Soul cry
  CD 04. muddy cult
  CD 05. 貘-此ノ悪夢喰ライ賜へ- (Baku -Kono Akumu Kurai Tamamonoe-)
  CD 06. Nameless alice
  CD 07. HATE HATE HATE
  CD 08. guilt trip
  CD 09. 17歳の孤独 (17 Sai no Kodou)
  CD 10. lust[er]
  CD 11. reminiscence
  CD 12. In the shadow of the rain cloud
  DVD 01. idle PV
GRAVE OF THE SACRIFICE -AUDIBLE GRAVE TYPE-
  2009-07-22; 3,150 yen; Full album CD; Limited 5,000; UCCD-237B
  01. Hold a funeral
  02. the Grave
  03. Soul cry
  04. muddy cult
  05. 貘-此ノ悪夢喰ライ賜へ- (Baku -Kono Akumu Kurai Tamamonoe-)
  06. Nameless alice
  07. HATE HATE HATE
  08. guilt trip
  09. 17歳の孤独 (17 Sai no Kodou)
  10. lust[er]
  11. reminiscence
  12. In the shadow of the rain cloud
  13. 空白 (Kuuhaku) (Bonus track)

[Archived] News Flash
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!

Dali -
Same as ClearVeil.

[Archived] Loop
① For uh, some reason, another date has been added to UNDER CODE's 日本制圧2009 tour. The special event will feature 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin) and ネガ (NEGA) in a twoman live/BATTLE! Get ready for a mouthful of a name: 「日本制圧2009 -SPECIAL EDITION-」 -ネガ VS 平成維新 ツーマン公演 地下線霍乱維新党~平成NEGATIVISM~- (「Nihon Seiatsu 2009 -SPECIAL EDITION-」 -NEGA VS Heisei Ishin TWOMAN Kouen Chikasenkakuran Ishintou ~Heisei NEGATIVISM~-) will take place on 2009-05-30 at OSAKA MUSE. BE THERE OR BE SQUARE.

② Oh, also, SIVA's new flyer has been put up at the UNDER CODE OHP. It can be seen here. It mentions something that's happening on the OHP on 05-21, but I honestly have no idea what it is. The flyer also mentioned that those who buy SIVA's best album through the UNDER CODE NET SHOP will receive a special DVD containing their last live.


(For those who don't remember, the original tour final was set to be five random lives by UNDER CODE bands. A final tour final was later tacked on at the end, and now there's a special edition scheduled after the final final (which took place last night). It's not a bad thing that UNDER CODE does stuff like this, but it's definitely amusing.)

[Archived] Bandwagon
① Wow, it seems like all of the UNDER CODE bands are updating at once. brodiaea is the latest band to get new costumes for a new photoshoot. A cell-phone picture of the band's new shoot can be seen here. Still no official announcement on the band's fate...

② In case I didn't mention this already, ネガ (NEGA) are filming a new PV (like many other UCP bands at the moment).

So many photoshoots and PV shootings~

[Archived] Costumes and chariots
① ネガ (NEGA) held a photography session with new costumes today. Also, a huge shot of chariots' new costumes has been posted at the Death trap-ID blog. The ネガ (NEGA) costumes should appear at the UNDER CODE OHP soon, but you can see the chariots shot here.

② chariots will be holding a series of three, two-day oneman lives entitled 唯我独尊 (Yuigadokuson) (That's a total of six oneman lives!). The first on 07-04 and 07-05 at 心斎橋FANJ-twice (Shinsaibashi FANJ-twice), the second on 07-11 and 07-12 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA, and the third on 08-04 and 08-05 at 渋谷CLUB CRAWL (Shibuya CLUB CRAWL).

③ All those oneman lives from chariots are to celebrate a new release! The new release is a two-type concept mini-album entitled 今軌跡省ミル -唯我独尊完全盤- (Ima Kiseki Kaerimiru -Yuigadokuson Kanzenban-). Basically, it's revisiting their Yuigadokuson series of four releases in 2008. It is to feature songs from each of the singles in that series, plus some new songs.

chariots -
今軌跡省ミル -唯我独尊完全盤- (Ima Kiseki Kaerimiru -Yuigadokuson Kanzenban-) -A Type-
  2009-07-15; 3,150 yen; Concept mini-album CD; Limited 5,000
  CD 01. (Unannounced)
  CD 02. (Unannounced)
  CD 03. (Unannounced)
  CD 04. (Unannounced)
  CD 05. (Unannounced)
  DVD 01. ablaze my sorrow PV
今軌跡省ミル -唯我独尊完全盤- (Ima Kiseki Kaerimiru -Yuigadokuson Kanzenban-) -B Type-
  2009-07-15; 2,625 yen; Concept mini-album CD; Limited 5,000
  01. (Unannounced)
  02. (Unannounced)
  03. (Unannounced)
  04. (Unannounced)
  05. (Unannounced)
  06. Yokoshima (Bonus Tracks)
[Archived] Nihon Seiatsu Update
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

[Archived] Congrats Nega
No real news here, but ネガ (Nega) has succeeded in completely selling out their recent DVD! That's amazing in general, but even more so considering that it's been out for less than a month. Good job guys!
[Archived] Videos on Bands Aid
Bands Aid has uploaded some videos of UNDER CODE bands playing lives ... apparently in the FUTURE! It says that Dali and SIVA performed on 2009.09.28! They uploaded videos from Dali, SIVA, ネガand along with a comment from all the bands on UNDER CODE. They look so happy in the comment.
[Archived] Lots of live news
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.

Arc -
吹き乱れ (Fuki Midare)
  2009-02-22; 1,260 yen; Live-limited Single Set; Limited pressings
  01. 吹き乱れ (Fuki Midare)
  + Arc original 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

Posts from 2008

[Archived] More Nega, Plus Arc and Dali
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.

ネガ (Nega) -
dig
  2009-02-25; 1,575 yen; Maxi Single; Limited 5,000 pressings
  01. death warrant
  02. idle
  03. guilt trip
ill
  2009-02-25; 1,575 yen; Maxi Single; Limited 5,000 pressings
  01. idiot beauty
  02. labia
  03. lust[er]

水風船 (Mizufuusen) -
(Unknown Title)
  2009-02-07; Single; Limited 100 pressings
  01. (Tracklisting Unknown)
[Archived] Nega News
① [From the UNDER CODE OHP] Photos of the (awesome) new ネガ (Nega) look are online: official one here, and a much bigger and better one here. ネガ (Nega) will be participating in a FACE MUSIC and UNDER CODE sponsored threeman live, along with アヲイ (Awoi) and Envus. The live is entitled West Side Revolution and will be held on 2009-01-25 at OSAKA MUSE. Also, ネガ (Nega) will be releasing a "SPECIAL DVD" entitled VISUAL NEGATIVISM containing a "PSYCHO HORROR CLIP" plus live tracks from the band's appearance at Phantasmagoria's last live.

② ネガ (Nega) and SIVA will be holding two twoman events: beauty and ugly:01 on 2009/02/11 at 池袋CYBER (Ikebukuro CYBER) and beauty and ugly:02 on 2009/02/14 at OSAKA MUSE.

ネガ (Nega) -
VISUAL NEGATIVISM
  2009-01-21; 2,940 yen; PV + LIVE DVD
  01. muddy cult PV
  02. LIVE CLIP from 2008-08-31 at 渋谷AX (Shibuya AX)
  03. LIVE CLIP from 2008-08-31 at 渋谷AX (Shibuya AX)
  04. LIVE CLIP from 2008-08-31 at 渋谷AX (Shibuya AX)
[Archived] Buying Phantasmagoria CDs
I thought I'd ask all you Phantasmagoria experts out there about the band's CDs. They've had so many releases that it's hard to for me to keep track of all of them.

The only CD I have from them is the "Splendor of Sanctuary" compilation release. (I also have the re-release of the tribute album, which I adore!) I'm on a budget, but I'd still like to get Phantasmagoria's later works.

So here's the deal: if I want the most Phantasmagoria music for my buck, which releases should I buy or track down? I don't really care for DVDs, but I do appreciate a nice CD booklet.

As an aside, anyone have any thoughts on the nega tribute single? I loved the tribute album, and I still have a sneaking fondness for Ray, but at 1050 yen... :/ is it worth the money? EDIT: And... I just realized this hasn't even been released yet. Nevermind.
[Archived] Release Information, News
① Four new releases for ClearVeil have been announced. It's not really surprising, but it's definitely good news. They will be following the latest UNDER CODE trend of releasing a small live DVD with one of those releases. The number of tracks on each release isn't confirmed, but it's almost guaranteed to be three because of the price. (Now we just have to wait for chariots and SIVA to announce something new..)

② The tracklisting for the upcoming ネガ (Nega) single has been up for some time, but it hasn't been listed here yet. So here it is!

ClearVeil -
灰色ノ一片 -A Type- (Haiiro no Ippen -A Type-)
  2008-09-24; 2,100 yen; Maxi single + DVD; UCCD-203A; Limited 3,000 pressings
  CD 01. Unannounced new track
  CD 02. Unannounced new track
  CD 03. Unannounced new track
  DVD 01. Unannounced track LIVE CLIP
  DVD 02. Unannounced track LIVE CLIP
灰色ノ一片 -B Type- (Haiiro no Ippen -B Type-)
  2008-09-24; 1,680 yen; Maxi single; UCCD-203B; Limited 3,000 pressings
  01. Unannounced new track
  02. Unannounced new track
  03. Unannounced new track
  04. crime (Bonus Track)
The future of despair -A Type-
  2008-10-29; 2,940 yen; Mini album + DVD; UCCD-206A; Limited 3,000 pressings
  CD 01. Unannounced new track
  CD 02. Unannounced new track
  CD 03. Unannounced new track
  CD 04. Unannounced new track
  CD 05. Unannounced new track
  DVD 01. the dropping sky PV
The future of despair -B Type-
  2008-10-29; 2,625 yen; Mini album; UCCD-206B; Limited 3,000 pressings
  01. Unannounced new track
  02. Unannounced new track
  03. Unannounced new track
  04. Unannounced new track
  05. Unannounced new track
  06. secret letter (Bonus Track)

ネガ (Nega) -
reminiscence -A Type-
  2008-07-16; 2,100 yen; Maxi single + DVD; UCCD-184A; Limited 5,000 pressings
  CD 01. reminiscence
  CD 02. Another eyes of reminiscence
  CD 03. 独奏曲第七番「悲愛」 (Dokusoukyoku Dainana Ban 「Hiai」)
  DVD 01. Unannounced track LIVE CLIP
  DVD 02. Unannounced track LIVE CLIP
reminiscence -B Type-
  2008-07-16; 1,890 yen; Maxi single; UCCD-184B; Limited 5,000 pressings
  01. 独奏曲第七番「悲愛」 (Dokusoukyoku Dainana Ban 「Hiai」)
  02. Another eyes of reminiscence
  03. reminiscence
  04. 深海魚 (Shinkaigyo) (Bonus Track)
[Archived] News: New Releases through iTunes
As of May 8th, select UNDER CODE PRODUCTION music is available for purchase of iTunes. It's the first time that UCP has offered digital downloads and I highly recommend purchasing something if you are at all interested; strong support will probably encourage KISAKI to make more available, and it's a LOT cheaper and easier (the iTunes store takes credit cards as well as PayPal) than important CD's or even buying them in Japan. To make the deal a little sweeter, the offerings are iTunes Plus releases, which means that they are basically free of DRM and higher in quality without costing more than normal releases. It's pretty cool, very much worth the small price. Here's the info of what is currently available:

KISAKI PROJECT feat. JUI -
Untitled Single
  2008-05-08; 1.98 dollars; Digital Single
  01. Glass No Album
  02. Michi-Shirube
Phantasmagoria -
Untitled EP
  2008-05-08; 2.97 dollars; Digital EP
  01. Hikari Ni Furu Ame
  02. Gensoukyoku - Eternal Silence -
  03. ...Lost In Thought
V.A. -
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION SPECIAL COMPILATION ALBUM VOL:1
  2008-05-08; 4.95 dollars; Digital Omnibus EP
  01. Nega / Soul Cry
  02. Arc / Calculation Megami
  03. Chariots / Cold Pray
  04. Siva / Brave
  05. Dali / Hoshikuzu

Again, please support this if you can!
Purchase KISAKI PROJECT feat. JUI - Untitled Single
Purchase Phantasmagoria - Untitled EP
Purchase V.A. - UNDER CODE PRODUCTION SPECIAL COMPILATION ALBUM VOL:1

Edit: reminded me that I should specify this: the downloads are not limited to iTunes Japan or anything like that, they are readily available for purchase through the normal iTunes store. The prices are in dollars, there is no weird process to go through, just purchase the songs like you would any English artist. (You can use the links I provided to make it even easier!)

[Archived] News: Nega
① The UNDER CODE OHP was updated today and, along with the cover of Siva's best album, news of a new ネガ (Nega) release was posted! It's a little surprising, considering how recently their minialbum was released, but it's definitely good news for fans. Details are below.

ネガ (Nega) -
reminiscence -A Type-
  2008-07-16; 2,100 yen; Limited 5,000; Maxi Single + DVD
  CD 01. Unpublished New Song
  CD 02. Unpublished New Song
  CD 03. Unpublished New Song
  DVD 01. Unanncouned Song from "LooP Under the Chaos" Event LIVE CLIP
  DVD 01. Unanncouned Song from "The ЯeBirtH Day" Event LIVE CLIP
reminiscence -B Type-
  2008-07-16; 1,890 yen; Limited 5,000; Maxi Single
  01. Unpublished New Song
  02. Unpublished New Song
  03. Unpublished New Song
  04. 深海魚 (Shinkaigyo) (Bonus Track)
[Archived] Nega - Rebirth under the chaos question
I just got my copy of type B through with the extra track. I put it in my CD player and it showed up as 13 tracks rather than 6. 1-5 worked as normal then 6-12 were 2 second clips of nothing, then 13 was track 6.
Did this happen with any one else copy of Type B?
I got mine from yesasia so i was wondering is there a problem here?

Posts from 2007

[Archived] News: Arc, chariots, V.A.
① Tons of releases were announced through Brand X today, some surprising and some not. Arc has a new look and is releasing something new, and there's a new volume of High Style Paradox, the first in over two years!. There are also a ton of new releases from chariots (I guess KISAKI wasn't lying when he said he was going to push them to the top!) and tracklistings to ClearVeil's upcoming CDs. Heeere you go:
② UNDER CODE's 5th anniversary soon~

Arc -
Departure of one's lot -A Type-
  2008-02-20; 2,940 yen; UCCD-162A; Mini Album
  CD 01. Unannounced tracklisting
  DVD 01. 雨涙哀色 (Ame Namida Ai Iro) PV
Departure of one's lot -B Type-
  2008-02-20; 2,625 yen; UCCD-162B; Mini Album
  01. Unannounced tracklisting
  + fancifully the age (Bonus Track)

chariots -
唯 (Yui)
  2008-03-12; 1,260 yen; UCCD-164; Maxi Single
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song
我 (Ga)
  2008-04-16; 1,260 yen; UCCD-167; Maxi Single
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song
独 (Doku)
  2008-05-14; 1,260 yen; UCCD-172; Maxi Single
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song
尊 (Son)
  2008-06-25; 2,940 yen; UCDV-052; PV DVD
  01. Unannounced PV
  02. Unannounced PV
  03. Unannounced PV
  + α

ClearVeil -
the dropping sky
  2008-03-12; 1,260 yen; UCCD-165; Maxi Single
  01. the dropping sky
  02. 『SWEET』≠『PAIN』
信者ニ捧グ謳 (Shinja ni Sasagu Uta)
  2008-04-16; 1,260 yen; UCCD-168; Maxi Single
  01. 信者ニ捧グ謳 (Shinja ni Sasagu Uta)
  02. 零-ゼロ- (Rei -ZERO-)
lapis ~青の憂鬱~ (lapis ~Ao no Yuuutsu~)
  2008-05-14; 1,260 yen; UCCD-173; Maxi Single
  01. lapis ~青の憂鬱~ (lapis ~Ao no Yuuutsu~)
  02. 揺れるロザリオと紅い薔薇 (Yureru ROSARIO to Akai Bara)

V.A. -
High Style Paradox 5 ~new born "organization"~
  2008-03-05; 4,725 yen; UCDV-05; Omnibus Live DVD
  01. chariots: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  02. chariots: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  03. chariots: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  04. Nega: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  05. Nega: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  06. Dali: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  07. Dali: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  08. Kibou-YA©: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  09. Kibou-YA©: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  10. hurts: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  11. hurts: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  12. Arc: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  13. Arc: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  14. Siva: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  15. Siva: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  16. ClearVeil: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  17. ClearVeil: Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  18. Anjyu': Unannounced LIVE CLIP
  19. Anjyu': Unannounced LIVE CLIP
[Archived] News: hurts, ネガ (Nega), Siva
① The UNDER CODE OHP has been updated with several releases. To the point:

hurts -
悪魔ノ詩 -血盟- (Akumanoshi -Ketsumei-)
  2008-02-06; 1,575 yen
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song
  03. Unpublished new song
  + Ticket to release party oneman on 2008-03-20
悪魔ノ詩 -反逆- (Akumanoshi -Hangyaku-)
  2008-02-06; 1,575 yen
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song
  03. Unpublished new song
  + Ticket to release party oneman on 2008-03-20
hurts
  2008-03-05; 3,150 yen
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Remastered song
  03. Remastered song
  04. Remastered song
  05. Remastered song
  06. Remastered song
  07. Remastered song
  08. Remastered song
  09. Remastered song
  10. Remastered song
  11. Remastered song
  + Ticket to release party oneman on 2008-03-20
ネガ (Nega) -
ЯeBirtH Under the Chaos -A Type-
  2008-01-30; 2,940 yen
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song
  03. Unpublished new song
  04. Unpublished new song
  DVD 01. 鬱 (Utsu) PV
ЯeBirtH Under the Chaos -B Type-
  2008-01-30; 2,625 yen
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song
  03. Unpublished new song
  04. Unpublished new song
  05. 侏吐羅 (Shutora?) (Bonus Track)
Siva -
wrong of justice -A Type-
  2008-02-13; 1,995 yen
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song
  DVD 01. Brave PV
wrong of justice -B Type-
  2008-02-13; 1,680 yen
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song
  03. concealment (Bonus Track)
[Archived] News: Nega
Although it hasn't officially opened yet, it seems that Nega has replaced Celia'xeno's HOLIDAY blog. So far there are no real posts, and I'm not sure whether or not it will replace the band's current blog, but here's the link:

Nega HOLIDAY Blog


[Archived] †NEWS†
Just a quick, but important update.

① As announced at their OHP, the UNDER CODE blog, and VkDB, Nega (ネガ) guitarist Hiroki (弘揮) has left the band. The band will be continuing activities, so there's no worry there. Nega () has posted new profile pictures at their OHP to reflect the lineup change.
[Archived] †News†
① It's safe to say that most of us have been expecting new UNDER CODE CDs for quite some time. So, it's not very surprising that a slew of upcoming releases have been announced today. Arc, hurts, KISAKI PROJECT (surprise!), ネガ (Nega), and Pashya have all announced very cool things, including some second presses (apparently the first presses have sold extremely well; good job guys!). It's a bit weird that Siva hasn't announced anything, but I'm sure we'll hear from them soon.

② Arc, hurts, and ネガ (Nega) all have new [very cool] outfits and photoshoots. It's easy to see that UNDER CODE is putting more money into that region. Last but not least, ネガ (Nega) and Dali (!) have brand new logos. Very nice. See the cuts for release information, and check out the new costumes at UNDER CODE's OHP.


Arc -
雨涙哀色 (Ame Namida Ai Iro)
  2007-06-27; 1,360 yen; 3,000 limited; UCCD-134
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song
  + extra recording

流れ星 (Nagareboshi) 2nd Press
  Unknown release date; 2,940 yen; 3,000 limited
  CD 01. 流れ星 (Nagareboshi)
  DVD 01. 落書き教科書 (Rakugaki Kyoukasho)
  DVD 02. 13歳人形 (13 Sai Ningyou)
  DVD 03. 一人ぼっちの二人部屋 (Hitoribocchi no Ninen Heya)
  DVD 04. 恋2カクテルの色 (Koi 2 COCKTAIL no Iro)
  DVD 05. 勝てない!負けない!花は咲き☆ (Katenai! Makenai! Hana wa Saki☆)

かくれんぼ (Kakurenbou) 2nd Press
  Unknown release date; 2,940 yen; 3,000 limited
  CD 01. かくれんぼ (Kakurenbou)
  DVD 01. 遊街道 (Yuugaidou)
  DVD 02. カゴの中のモノ (KAGO no Naka no MONO)
  DVD 03. 裏顔 (Ura Kao)
  DVD 04. 発信履歴 (Hasshin Rireki)
  DVD 05. 激しさと哀しさの故に・・・ (Hageshisa to Ashisa no Yueni・・・)

雨涙哀色 (Ame Namida Ai Iro) MAKING DVD
  Unknown release date; 0 yen
  01. 雨涙哀色 (Ame Namida Ai Iro) MAKING
  ※ Attendees to more than three Arc concerts will receive this DVD



hurts -
ア・カペラと前立腺 (A・CAPELLA to Zenritsusen)
  2007-06-20; 1,365 yen; 3,000 limited; UCCD-133
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song
  ※ Apparently the title means "A CAPELLA and prostate gland;" amazing.

絶対領域のカノン (Zettai Ryouiki no CANON)
  2007-07-25; 1,365 yen; 3,000 limited; UCCD-139
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song



KISAKI PROJECT feat.樹威 (Jui) -
描写風 (Byousha Kaze)
  2007-06-20; 3,150 yen; 10,000 limited; UCCD-133
  CD 01. 描写風 (Byousha Kaze)
  CD 02. Unannounced song
  CD 03. Unannounced song
  CD + extra recording
  DVD 01. Unannounced song (LIVE)
  DVD 02. Unannounced song (LIVE)
  DVD 03. Unannounced song (LIVE)
  DVD 04. Unannounced song (LIVE)
  DVD 05. Unannounced song (LIVE)
  DVD 06. Unannounced song (LIVE)
  ※ DVD with first press only



ネガ (Nega) -
鬱 (Utsu)
  2007-05-30; 1,050 yen; 3,000 limited
  01. 鬱 (Utsu)
  + unannounced extra

自虐パラノイド (Jigyaku PARANOID)
  2007-06-27; 1,050 yen; 3,000 limited
  01. 自虐パラノイド (Jigyaku PARANOID)
  + unannounced extra

illegitimacy
  2007-07-26; 1,050 yen; 3,000 limited
  01. illegitimacy
  + unannounced extra

dole 2nd Press
  Unknown release date; 3,150 yen; 2,000 yen; UCNG-003
  CD 01. enemy
  CD 02. dole
  CD 03. lover
  CD 04. abase
  CD 05. spiral staircase
  DVD 01. abase (PV)

hole 2nd Press
  Unknown release date; 3,150 yen; 2,000 yen; UCNG-004
  CD 01. nightmare
  CD 02. in hole
  CD 03. quadrangle
  CD 04. attempted suicide
  CD 05. alter
  DVD 01. quadrangle (PV)



Pashya -
魅惑ヒロイン (Miwaku HEROINE)
  2007-05-16; 1,365 yen; 3,000 yen; UCCD-128
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song

誘惑ヴィーナス (Yuuwaku VENUS)
  2007-06-27; 1,365 yen; 3,000 yen; UCCD-136
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song

愛育エンジェル (Aiiku ANGEL)
  2007-07-18; 1,365 yen; 3,000 yen; UCCD-138
  01. Unpublished new song
  02. Unpublished new song



Get your wallets ready! This summer is going to be fuuun. As usual, corrections are welcomed.

[Archived] News: Release
As you all know, ネガ [Nega] recently joined UNDER CODE PRODUCTION. Well, not surprisingly, they've announced two new releases.

After abase and quadrangle--a set of two singles being released on January 24th and February 21st, respectively--come out, the band will be releasing two minialbums. Both will feature 5 tracks and 1 PV, and will be released on March 14th. The first, dole, will be coupled with the PV for abase, while hole, the second minialbum, will be coupled with the PV for quadrangle. Phew! That may take a few reads to understand completely.

Posts from 2006

[Archived] Nega joins under code!
If I'm trasnlating correctly from Kisaki's blog, the band Nega, who Kisaki has been producing, officially joined Under code as of last night's live.

Just thought I'd pass this along!

http://www.ne-ga.com/

[Archived] Tons of News
Ok, I've gotten way behind on the release news (these like, stealth releases keep getting announced, so there's A LOT). So, here's kind of a quick overview:



KISAKI project feat.樹威 [KISAKI PROJECT feat.Jui]:

  • 枯想 Kousou; January 10th, 2007; CD+DVD; CD features 4 tracks, DVD features 1 PV
  • 回顧録 ~第一章~ (Retake Version) (仮) Kaikoroku ~Dai Ichi Shou~ (Retake Version); February 14th, 2007; CD; Remake of KISAKI PROJECT's first CD, 回顧録 ~第一章~ Kaikoroku ~Dai Ichi Shou~; Features 3 cover songs, and 1 original song; Title subject to change

ネガ [Nega]:

  • abase; January 24th, 2007; CD; Features 3 songs
  • quadrangle; February 21st, 2007; CD; Features 3 songs

秘密結社コドモA [Himitsu Kessha Codomo A]:

  • ウノウ式 UNOU Shiki; January 24th, 2007; CD+CD; Features 20~22 songs; 2-Disc best memorial album; Each disc features 1 new track
  • サノウ式 SANOU Shiki; February 21st, 2007; DVD; Recording of their 12/18 one-man; About 120 minutes long; Features live + offshoot

Schwardix Marvally:

  • Schwardix Marvally ~天空への物語~ Schwardix Marvally ~Tenkuu he no Monogatari~; January 1st, 2007; CD; Memorial album; Features 7 (?) tracks

回顧録 ~第一章~ (Retake Version) and Schwardix Marvally ~天空への物語~ are joint projects of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION and [kapparecords].



Other quick, important notes: 1 - 秘密結社コドモA's [Himitsu Kessha Codomo A] bassist will be quitting music, but the band will be continuing; 2 - Pashya's vocalist will be leaving the band, but they already have a replacement lined up, and the band will be continuing; 3 - ダリ [Dali] is still amazing. OK. There seems to be a flood of news lately, and I just can't keep up! (I know, I know, I'm horrible) Sorry!

Posts from 2005

[Archived] (Untitled post 2005-12-17)
wtf mate. ray from aliene ma'riage is the bassist for nega.

[Archived] ダリ and pashya
the new undercode band ダリ is not this one:
http://ip.tosp.co.jp/i.asp?i=v_Dali_v (official site)
http://www.visunavi.com/artist/preview.php?id=808 (visunavi)

but this one, which has 3 ex シュガーフォークフル members:
vo - 苓 [ren]
gu - ケエト [keito] (formerly カオル [kaoru])
gu - 竣作 [shunsaku]
and 2 ex シュガーフォークフル support members:
ba - ユウ [yuu]
dr - 龍也 [tatsuya]

pashya is:
vo - 朋 [tomo]
gu - 秋都 [akito] (ex mebius and ルフィー嬋命~RUEPHY ALIVE~)
ba - 聖 [kiyoshi]
dr - 零也 [reiya] (ex イナズマ and ルフィー嬋命~RUEPHY ALIVE~)

so シュガーフォークフル fans should be happy :D i certainly am :3

also, i do not believe that ネガ [nega] or カーマ・シェンジン [karma shenjing] are joining undercode... just because kisaki is producing and releasing cds for them doesn't mean they're on his label unless he says they are. he produced cds for other bands such as visage and se'ikspia and those bands never joined his label either ^^;;
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