Good news for fans of ONENESS - the band will revive for one day at Double River Record president Ryuu Asakawa's (浅川隆) birthday presents live, DOUBLE RIVER SUMMIT 2016, at NAGOYA HOLIDAY NEXT on July 11, 2016. Also performing will be a tribute session band, going by the name ASAKAWA SHINEITAI 2016 (浅川親衛隊2016), which features some familiar faces:
Some minor updates from Affective Synergy, ARLEQUIN, AVANCHICK, THE BLACK SWAN, and SAMUKURO:
Affective Synergy (pictured above) held their live on the 25th. Lin (凛) says that the project will be a little more active this year, but detailed plans haven't been made yet (tho it seems that he will be recording something soon!). Here's the setlist from the live:
1. 蒼焔-Souen- / 2. As a Fact / MC / 3. Another Sky / 4. Nyx (Lilith cover) / 5. Daze (new song)
ARLEQUIN will participate in a threeman with Kiryu (己龍) and MERRY in June:
ARLEQUIN has announced new goods: a parka, tshirt, coin purse, and sticker. (They're all pretty ugly |D)
They're also releasing a pamphlet! Most of the shitty bands I listen to never get popular enough to have pamphlets, so that's a good sign♪
ARLEQUIN were on talk program NICO Visu (ニコびじゅ) today.
AVANCHICK are selling live photographs via their section at the AOOS web shop.
AVANCHICK will hold a series of three twoman/threeman events:
http://weloveucp.com/lives/217/ http://weloveucp.com/lives/219/ http://weloveucp.com/lives/218/
THE BLACK SWAN will participate in a fourman in June:
ex-Oneness guitarist DAI will participate in a session on 2016-03-31:
Tokubetsu na SOUP 【LILT Sedai】 (特別なスープ【リルト世代】)
V. 空-kou- [ex-LILT (リルト)]
G. DAI [ex-Oneness]
G. Yuki (柚希) [ex-RIZ]
B. Fuma (冬麻) [ex-RIZ]
D. °CeleNa。 [ex-RIZ]
SAMUKURO officially joined Me teaR music on 2016-02-14. They'd previously appeared on that label's omnibus. Hilariously, their official web site has stopped working... some label, huh |D
chariots' store-distributed single, Togetoga, is officially sold out.
VARYL vocalist Hiro (緋絽) will participate in his long-running session band LUCY MONOSTONES (ルーシーモノストーンズ) on 2016-04-07 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE. (Btw, they are unrelated to the bands Lucy MonoStone and Lucy monostone'S.)
V. Hiro (緋絽) [ex-VARYL]
G. Kaie [ex-VARYL support
G. & B. (unannounced)
D. Masami (雅美) [D'efend Chroma]
ex-Oneness vocalist JUKI (ジュキ) will participate in a session on 2016-03-17, and ex-guitartist DAI will participate in a session on 2016-06-19.
Horobi no BURST STREAM (滅びのバーストストリーム)
V. JUKI (ジュキ) [ex-Oneness]
G. Miru. [Lylow]
B. Momonari Hajime (桃生 一) [ex-MONO (モノ)]
D. Ryou (りょう) [ex-Blitz]
V. Ryu (柳) [ex-MoNoLith]
G. DAI [ex-Oneness]
G. Hide [LAGNA]
B. Rito [ex-GAKIDO]
D. Kazuharu (和春) [DOAK]
AVANCHICK will hold two birthday events:
Several artists from Lucifer's underground, chariots, & etc. participated in a 雀羅-jyakura- session band on 2016-02-24 at Nagoya (名古屋) HOLIDAY.
V. Asuyu (明透遊) [UNDEAD, ex-AZALEA~jyakura (雀羅), etc.]
G. toki [Lucifer's underground, ex-UNDEAD, etc.]
G. Nao [ex-jyakura (雀羅)~UNDEAD, etc.]
B. Yuuri (憂里) [Lucifer's underground, ex-Cu[be], etc.]
D. Mikage (美景) [chariots, etc.]
AVANCHICK are selling signed posters (on which they'll hand-write your name) through the AOOS web shop.
Some sort of Really Big Deal™ drama happened, regarding tickets to LIN's 2016-03-18 live at Osaka (大阪) LIVE HOUSE D'. Tbh, I don't fully understand―I don't know how ticketing works in VK, and my translation skillz aren't good enough to make sense of it―but it seems that someone's tickets were lost in the mail (allegedly).
LIN made this post when the mistake first happened. And if I understand correctly, they said they sent two S-class tickets to the person whose tickets had been lost. Except the person actually received two A-class tickets, so they were pissed. (I think?) Cut to this apology post where they promise to fix it.
Imo who the fuck cares, but I understand that this is important to some people, so I hope it's resolved in a way such that all parties are happy. ('ω')ノ
The cover of THE BLACK SWAN drummer Len's photobook, Len to Kotetsu, is up.
Vasalla × WITH SEXY one-day-revival live DVD, Film of LOVE INSANE, is finally being shipped. It was supposed to have shipped on 2015-12-10, but was delayed due to an error in manufacturing.
PINOCCHIO, the new solo project of ex-ClearVeil guitarist Amamiya Ryuto, will feature the following support members: 2016-02-02 【V. & G. Amamiya Ryuto / G. DAI [ex-Oneness] / B. Kakeru (翔) / D. Siyu (詩悠) [ex-Nobady]】 2016-02-22 【V. & G. Amamiya Ryuto / G. DAI [ex-Oneness] / (others)】 2016-02-25 【V. & G. Amamiya Ryuto / G. RomeO. (ろみヲ.) [ex-ONE★STAR] / B. Azuki (梓姫) [ex-A'LETZA] / D. YANCY. [ex-ONE★STAR]】
Neologi's maxi-single, DD, has been delayed from 2016-01-27 to 2016-02-09, due to manufacturing delays. (That's happened a lot recently, huh?)
KISAKI (LIN) is the cover artist of POPUNITED Vol.103.
Here are some minor pieces of news from GOTCHAROCKA, KISAKI, Oneness, Paranoid≠circuS, REALies, and the:Ø:
Paranoid≠circuS will participate in a threeman with REVINE and Galumia, and it appears that the band plans to “hijack” the event as a celebration for drummer 紲-kizuna-. In addition to distributing an acoustic version of their song Utsusemi (空蝉), the band will hold a photo session, and distribute kizuna's apple juice. (IDEK)
LIN will participate in the latest edition of HOPE AND LIVE, an AIDS awareness and benefit concert series. The event, to be held on 2015-10-04 at Shinjuku ReNY, will also feature SPEED-iD, HIGHFASHIONPARALYZE, and Kawamura Ryuichi (河村 隆一) of LUNA SEA, among others.
KISAKI had an interview in freepaper VR Virtual Reality SPECIAL ISSUE.
ex-Oneness vocalist JUKI (ジュキ) will appear in a session band on 2015-09-01 at Ikebukuro (池袋) CYBER.
Sayonara Natsuyasumi SESSION (さよなら夏休みセッション)
【V. JUKI (ジュキ) [ex-Oneness] / G. Tsubaki (椿) [Blitz] / G. Miru. [Lylow] / B. Kamiki Miharu (神木 壬晴) [Blitz] / D. Ryou (りょう) [Blitz]】
At Oneness' last live, a lottery (3,000 yen spent on goods = 1 ticket) was held, through which members' personal belongings and other items were available. One of the items was a live DVD of their 2015-07-10 live.
GOTCHAROCKA has collaborated with jewely brand GIGOR to produce a series of GOTCHAROCKA pendants. Each member's version has a different jewel color. Orders were accepted through 2015-07-31, but seem to be closed now.
ex-the:Ø vocalist 槐-saica- will hold his birthday presents live at OSAKA MUSE on 2015-10-20.
I've been too busy updating layout stuff to bother posting news m(_ _)m. So here's the latest minor stuff:
ARLEQUIN will stream at NICONICO on 2015-08-05 from 21:00. They'll watch and talk about offshot footage from their tour for 1 hour.
ARLEQUIN and PENTAGON are featured in free paper VR Virtual Reality vol.037.
ARLEQUIN bassist Shohei (祥平) and PENTAGON guitarist Yutori (ゆとり) are in Cure Vol.144.
Session band G:K will perform on 2015-08-17 at Ikebukuro (池袋) RUIDO K3 with lineup 【V. toshia [ex-Philia~FAZ] / G. YOUDAI [ex-WHITEBLACK] / B. leaya [Vasalla] / D. Mikage [ex-chariots support ~ etc.]】.
FOODED SEAL vocalist Sami (雅美) will also have a session band at the event (as drummer). [And completely unrelatedly, ex-SULFURIC ACID vocalist MASAKI will be there. Cool~]
On 2015-08-07 at Osaka (大阪) MUSE, KISAKI (LIN), and SAN and Rame from Black Gene For the Next Scene, will appear in a session band together:
【V. KOU (コウ) [Shounenki (少年記)] / V. YOU (ヨウ) [BLaive] / V. SACCI [SOUIUMONO (サウイフモノ)] / G. SAN [Black Gene For the Next Scene] / G. SARSHI [HERO] / B. KISAKI [LIN] / D. Ichirou (一朗) [Lycaon] / MC. RAMEtan (ラメたん) [Black Gene For the Next Scene]】
LIN is the cover artist for free paper SEVEN Vol.025. They'll have a special interview about their activity pause.
Oneness, who recently disbanded, are liquidating their goods via the Double River Record web shop. Rare posters, towels, cheki sets, and other goods are available again, as are additional quantities of their memorial pamphlet.
In memorial of their upcoming disbandment, Oneness will release a memorial pamphlet + DVD set. The set will feature exclusive photos, interviews, etc., and the DVD will feature an unreleased PV. The set goes on sale on 2015-06-06 at lives and through the band's official web shop.
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi will hold a sponsored event on 2015-06-19:
ARLEQUIN will appear in the July edition of Men's SPIDER, to be released on 2015-05-25.
ViSULOG has posted an article with loads of pictures from PENTAGON's 2015-04-25 Harajuku jack event: check it out!
Several artists will feature comments and photos in a pamphlet by TOWER RECORDS, VISUAL LIFE Vol.1: ARLEQUIN, GIGAMOUS, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi, Dead Children, Black Gene For the Next Scene, THE BLACK SWAN, PENTAGON, REALies, Lucifer's underground, and Oneness.
Shop fiveStars recently sponsored a tour called Realistic ideal 2015. Starting on 2015-05-12, the shop is running a campaign: those who spend 1,500 yen will receive a pamphlet containing comments and photos from the tour. Among others, PENTAGON and Oneness will be featured.
Oneness posted a privilege list for their upcoming final single, GO!!.
LIN, ARLEQUIN, and PENTAGON will appear in VR Virtual Reality vol.034.
REALies' 2015-06-20 and 2015-06-21 sponsored events are sold out!
REALies has new goods featuring the slogan “I DID IT MY WAY”. They were designed by Ritsu and look pretty cool!!
Oneness has announced that they will disband, as the result of discussions at a recent band meeting. Their last live, a oneman, will be held on July 24th at Ikebukuro EDGE. No word yet on any best album or last release―just their upcoming single, GO!!, which is slated for release in June.
In January, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi sold lucky bags (5,000 yen each) via online mail-order, limited to 10 copies. Unfortunately, they didn't contain any CDs or DVDs―instead, they contained a calendar, photoset, masks, and t-shirt.
In an attempt to promote their upcoming oneman of the same name, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi is performing under the name 90min no AUDITORIUM (90minのオーディトリアム) at their 2015-02-17 live.
LIN's re-recording mini-album, Recollection of Phoenix, is available on Japanese iTunes. Unfortunately, it's not available on American iTunes―not sure about European, etc. Fairly pointless if we can't buy it though :'D
ALVION, ARLEQUIN, LIN, and label king zeebra are featured in Vol.021 of freepaper SEVEN.
With their latest single, Oneness reached #8 on the ORICON indies and #65 on the ORICON major charts, respectively. Good job!
Paranoid≠circuS buffalo 紲-kizuna- had a hernia and didn't attend the band's 2015-02-05 live. The band performed with 3 members instead.
AVANCHICK have announced the lineup for their 2015-04-11 event:
Today, LIN began shipment of the double-purchase mail-order-application privilege of their single Chaotic Resistance―a signed postcard. (There's no explanation of why it took so long... a postcard shouldn't take much time to produce, I would think!)
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]】
REALies will hold their 7-day retrospective event series, at which they'll perform a different period of their history at each live (complete with costumes from that period). The band has also uploaded PV previews for their upcoming singles:
FOODED SEAL vocalist Masami ()雅美 will act as support vocalist for Nobady on July 20th and 28th, as that band's vocalist Soyogi (梵) has failed to contact the other members.
LIN are featured in freepaper ZEAL LINK No.010.
LIN will appear on 2014-07-22 edition of NICO NICO talkshow Tokimeki☆Visu NIGHT (ときめき☆びじゅナイト) with MATENROU OPERA (摩天楼オペラ).
ex-Cu[be] and hurts session Lucifer's underground will perform through November. 【V. HINA (ヒナ) [ex-hurts] / G. Maki (真稀) [ex-hurts] / G. toki (UNDEAD) / B. 憂里-yuuri- [ex-Cu[be]] / D. 亜月-athuki- [ex-Cu[be]]】
Oneness members lost contact with guitarist DAI and performed on 2014-07-08 without him. After contacting police to search his home, his family contacted the band and said he was safe. For the time being, he will be absent from Oneness, however.
Paranoid≠circuS support drummer 紲-kizuna- [ex-KOKUYOKU, etc.] officially joined the band on 2014-07-09.
Paranoid≠circuS will hold their tour, SUICIDE PARADE, from 2014-07-22 through 2014-08-17, with tour final oneman SUICIDE CIRCUS on 2014-09-18.
Here's the latest minor news from BALA★NCE, KISAKI, LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-), Oneness, REALies, and Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし).
KISAKI is the cover artist of brand new visual freepaper GASHU KIGYOU (我執鬼行).
At their recent lives, LIN is rewarding a Offshot Photo Ver.1 (randomly chosen, of five possible) to those who spend 4,000 yen on goods. Furthermore, those who purchase a cheki will receive a member's purikura.
Oneness and Like an Edison are collaborating to produce special Oneness shopping bags.
On 2014-09-22, legendary visual kei hair & makeup house Tritt für Tritt will celebrate its 10th(!) anniversary with a huge modeling & live event in Ikebukuro (池袋). After teasing details for the past five months, Tritt für Tritt has finally announced the full lineup of participants in its event―and a plethora of ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION musicians will appear!
While Tritt für Tritt will handle all hair and makeup for the modeling portions, they will collaborate with the following fashion houses for clothes and accessories: SEX POT, Royal Princess Alice, Angelic Pretty, SUPER LOVERS, Rion, and mIRA..
The latest news, featuring chariots, KISAKI, LIN, Oneness, SIVA, and Tatoeba Konna Hanashi:
At the chariots-requiem live on 2014-04-15, the band will sell special cheki, chariots releases, and “Alfred rich rock” branded lighters.
I thought I'd posted about this, but guess I didn't...?
KISAKI and KAMIJO will hold a special talk event sponsored by ZEAL LINK on 2014-04-11 (today!) as part of the store's new ZEAL LINK CHANNEL series. Kaya and Kon (紺) (CELL) will appear as special guests. Tickets were awarded to those who purchased special ZEAL LINK-limited photocards.
Purchase of a photocard (1,500 yen, limited 40) would gain a standing-area ticket to the event, and purchase of a set (2,000 yen, limited 60) would gain a sitting-area ticket. Furthermore, special cheki will be sold at the event (1,000 yen each), and purchase of 3 would be awarded with a threeshot cheki taken of the customer with KISAKI and KAMIJO.
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) is on the cover of SEVEN Vol.016 and will be on the cover of Zeth Vol.4.
KISAKI and the other LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) members have been TwitCasting occasionally. Follow KISAKI's TwitCasting account for future updates.
LIN guitarist CERO has clarified that his name is pronounced セロ (sero); I guess some people were mistakenly calling him ケロ (kero).
Oneness is in the middle of shooting photos for their new look. In the mean time, vocalist JUKI (ジュキ) has written an interesting blog post about the band's past costumes.
On the topic of Oneness, we all know that the initial press of their single SETSUNA SAKURETSU (セツナサクレツ) sold out immediately and reached #4 on the ORICON indies chart. Well, if you recall, the band quickly put out a 2nd press, and it seems that too has sold out.
ex-SIVA drummer Kiri (霧) will hold his session at Freaks' Music Production's sponsored event, Age of the Neo Freaks Vol.1, on 2014-05-01 at Birth Shinjuku. 【V. (TBA) / G. REI (レイ) (@NNIVERSARY) / G. Ue (Vampire) / B. MA-YA (Pan-d-ra) / D. Kiri (ex-SIVA)】
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) will sell two previously-out-of-stock photosets at their 2014-04-12 live for 1,000 yen each. Each set contains 4 photos, and those who purchase both sets will further receive a 4 piece offshot photoset.
carat, GIGAMOUS, Oneness, and Tatoeba Konna Hanashi have all announced new releases:
GIGAMOUS will hold a three-month consecutive-release campaign starting in June. Their two-type maxi-single, PLATONIC (プラトニック), will be released in June, and their two-type maxi, Tokyo (東京), will follow in July. August's release hasn't been announced yet.
⇒ GIGAMOUS discography
Oneness will release their first mini-album, Akumani Xchange, in two types this July. Type A includes a PV and type B includes a bonus track―and both will include a random trading card (of 5 possible).
⇒ Oneness discography
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) will award a DVD-R containing digest footage of their February~March lives to those who spend 5,000 yen on their goods at their 2014-04-12 live.
⇒ Tatoeba Konna Hanashi discography
carat (カラット) will release their new maxi-single, High Color, in two types later this month.
⇒ carat discography
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.
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)
Oneness has announced that their anniversary single, SETSUNA SAKURETSU (セツナサクレツ) completely sold out on the first day of its release and reached #4 on ORICON indies and #44 on major charts!! Due to the strong response, the band has announced a second press featuring a group-shot jacket (as opposed to the individual member shots which graced the first press versions). The 500 yen price and tracklisting remain unchanged.
Oneness has released samples from their upcoming single, SETSUNA SAKURETSU. They've also announced that anyone who attends their 1 year anniversary tour will receive an original badge (many types, one distributed at random). Furthermore, those who attend all 3 dates of the tour can apply for a special one-of-a-kind message DVD from the band!
Finally, fans who purchase all 4 types of the new single can apply for a special digest DVD featuring footage recorded during the tour mentioned above! The acceptance period for applications is 2014-01-22 ~ 2014-08-31, and the DVD will be mailed out after 2014-02-10.
Oneness has revealed their new costumes, and the tracklisting for their 1st anniversary one coin single! Check out the new look above and the release info below. (And by the way, the single is finally available at CDJapan!―links below.)
Oneness—the new band of ex-Anjyu' vocalist JUKI (ジュキ) and ex-HEISEI ISHIN (平成維新) drummer RAI (ライ) brother 秀馬-syuma-—will celebrate their 1st anniversary! As a special thanks to fans, they'll release their anniversary single, セツナサクレツ (SETSUNA SAKURETSU), at a special price of 500 yen. Can't believe those guys have been together for a year already!