Ok, now that Mis†ake has paused activities, I guess it's finally time for me to post about what they've been doing for the past 6 months, lol.
So here's a roundup of their lives and releases, since announcing their limited revival at the beginning of the year. Some of it's been posted already, but much of it has not. (Sorry for not doing this earlier, but the sheer amount of distributed/limited releases―and the zetsubou of knowing I can't get them―has made me put it off |дﾟ)
Mis†ake begins temporary revival, as Mis†akeⅡ (From.加古川) (Mis†akeⅡ (From.Kakogawa)). Oneman, Mezamereba, REMEMBER (めざめれば、リメンバー), is held at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) JU-ZA, with opening act Paranoid≠circuS.
- Custom tea bag is freely distributed to attendees.
- PV DVD of First Period Mis†ake, Suimen ni Utsuru Hidarimawari no Bousui Tokei (水面に映る左回りの防水時計), is sold at the live.
- Custom armband is sold at the live.
- New single, Ishi ga Furu Mado (石が降る窓), is sold at the live.
- “Holy name” (nickname)―for use in social media sites, etc.―is assigned to qualifying attendees.
- Custom face mask is sold.
Mis†akeⅡ sponsored event, Gekokujou FROM Kakogawa Anata (下克上 フロム 加古川 彼方), is held at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) JU-ZA.
- Custom 3-piece black tea set is sold.
- Custom keyholder is sold.
- Custom armband is sold.
- New single, Kakogawa Shinjuu (加古川心中), is sold.
Mis†akeⅡ drops the “Ⅱ” from their name, even though they're still technically the “second period” of Mis†ake. They appear at live event SEVEN Collection at Umeda (梅田) Zeela.
- New costumes are debuted.
- Important announcement is made: a live event will be held.
- New single, Ame NI ChiRU, Barabara NO Sakura。 (雨二散ル、薔薇薔薇ノ桜。), is sold.
- Sticker 2-piece set is sold.
- Live CD is freely distributed to those who spend 5,000 yen on goods.
“Kakogawa Mikkai Shuukai (加古川密会集会)” (fan meeting), cafe de take †alk, is held at Ashiharabashi (芦原橋) cafe make.
- New CD, Hakkyoukyoku (発狂曲), is freely distributed to attendees.
- Original badges (4 possible) are sold.
- Original recorder, which includes music sheet for Ishi ga Furu Mado (石が降る窓), is sold.
Oneman, Gekokujou FROM Anata ~Tokubetsuyoru~ (下克上 フロム 彼方 ~特別夜~), is held at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) JUZA, with opening act ZON.
- HOLYNAME (nickname) is assigned to attendees (who have not been previously assigned).
- Last original tea collection is sold.
- Original book of lyrics + α (unspecified bonus content) + live CD-R, Marugoto Mis†ake 漆黒ノ暗黒本 (まるごと Mis†ake 漆黒ノ暗黒本), is sold.
- Those who spend 5,000 yen on goods are awarded a “Kakogawa meeting coupon” (加古川密会券).
- New single, Maigo no Haigo (迷子の背後), is sold.
- Deep red candle with raspberry/strawberry scent is sold.
- Original badge is sold.
Sponsored event, Gekokujou FROM Kakogawa Anata ~Dainimaku~ (下克上 フロム 加古川 彼方 ~第二幕~), is held at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) JUZA.
- New single, ×××××, is sold.
Mis†ake indefinite activity pause oneman, Endless End -ANO Kane wo Narasu no ha ANATA- (Endless End -アノ鐘をならすのはアタナ-), is held at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) JUZA, with opening act Gekokujou FROM CABOS (下克上 フロム カボス).
- New song, Endless End, is freely distributed to attendees.
- New song, Youen de Taihaiteki de Tanbi de Koware sou na Kurui sou na Kyoku (妖艶で退廃的で耽美で壊れそうな狂いそうな曲), is freely distributed to those who spend 5,000 yen.
- Bes†ake―which includes title tracks from past singles + new song Yami Kawaii (やみかわいい)―is sold.
- Coupling†ake―which includes coupling tracks from past singles + new song KONNA HAZUJANAKATTA・・・ (コンナハズジャナカッタ・・・) + live recording(s)―is sold.
- An important announcement is made.
Gekokujou FROM CABOS (下克上 フロム カボス)
Support V. sakura (春雪-sakura-) [solo]
G. Kiryu (桐生) [Antares]
G. Abi (亞弾) [ex-Glory Abyss~DestroNaughts]
B. You (蝣) [ex-GODZILLA]
D. CABOS (カボス) [Mis†ake]
※ Originally planned vocalist Souji (総司) [ex-DECIDE~etc.] was unable to attend, so 春雪-sakura- took his place.
Paranoid≠circuS will begin their live-limited single release tour, MAGICAL STAR NIGHT PARADE, on 2016-07-14 at Kyoto (京都) MOJO.
Their tour final sponsored event, Apple Crash Buffalo, will be held on 2016-08-26 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) Paradigm. Paranoid≠circuS drummer (“buffalo”) kizuna (紲) will celebrate his birthday there, as will Paradigm president Hiromaru (ひろ。). Further details are TBA.
By the way, vocalist Garu (我儿) will participate in a session band at REVINE's 2016-06-20 sponsored event and 流-ryu- birthday live, KyoumeiSHIAU Keirei NO Gi (共鳴シアウ敬礼ノ儀), at HOLIDAY OSAKA: Kagerou (陽炎) (潤-jun- session) 【V. Garu [Paranoid≠circuS] / G. Hiromaru (ひろ。) [ex-Gimmick.~Paradigm president] / B. PeRo. [ex-ENVIOUS] / D. 潤-jun- [REVINE]】
Aidoll has formed! It's a side project of Paranoid≠circuS vocalist 我儿-garu- and ex-SUZAKU~AiM MaiM drummer Karen (火憐).
Their first live will be held on 2016-04-02 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋), at which their first CD, Namagomi ××ko no Isshou。 (生ゴミ××子の一生。), will be distributed. Attendees who spend 2,000 yen on the band's goods will further receive the CD SWEET PEA (スイートピー). Previews of both songs are up now:
我儿-garu- will perform under his pseudonym Yuuki Ai (優月 愛)―I didn't realize it before, but apparently some Paranoid≠circuS songs were written under this pseudonym!―but will appear as his normal self at the goods booth.
Aidoll will play the following songs:
Namagomi ××ko no Isshou。
Dokusenyoku (毒染欲) (Paranoid≠circuS cover)
CANARIA (リナリア) (AiM MaiM cover)
LIN put up the limited cheki a little late. There was a set of SUI in his Evil en Lucifer costume, a set of MIZALY in no makeup, and some group shots in Santa outfits. The first two are sold out.
Affective Synergy will perform a new song on 2016-02-25. Special photosets will also be sold at the live. (← And check out the project's new logo!)
In celebration of the birthday of V. Chizuru (千吊), a special event will be held at which PENTAGON members will answer questions about him. A present will be awarded to the member with the most correct answers.
PENTAGON will also hold a sponsored event in April:
Minus Jin-Say Orchestra will hold a three-day oneman series at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) paradigm on March 2nd~4th. Their twoman vs URBANGARDE (アーバンギャルド) will be held at Shinjuku (新宿) BLAZE on 2016-06-05. Additional twoman lives will be held in the future.
By the way, Seraphim previously pointed out that AVANCHICK's new single uses their own UPC instead of the usual UPC for ROCKSTAR RECORDS. However, I've since confirmed that the release is still coming out through ROCKSTAR RECORDS. So I guess they haven't changed anything~
AVANCHICK cheki are being sold at Chaotic Harmony. The site also sold signed copies of Eternal, but they've already sold out ;(
Paranoid≠circuS will hold their three-year anniversary event, SCHRODINGER no Hako (シュレーディンガーの箱), at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) paradigm on 2016-03-27.
Paranoid≠circuS also revealed their actual new artist photo, finally. Check it~
The band's memorial best box, The End of Corruption World 2010-2015, has already shipped to those who purchased it via the official web shop! Turns out that it actually is a box, similar in size to KISAKI PROJECT's final confession. Here's a shot of the booklet, taken by SEPIA (@rojam_darwin):
The LIN × SHOXX lucky bags finally shipped, about a week ago. It seems that the bands at least contain a comment DVD, and possibly a bootleg live DVD. Will have further details once my copy arrives.
LIN's first and last talk event and handshake session has changed venues. The event will be held on 2016-03-19 at Osaka (大阪) Ainsneus HALL [previously, it was to be held at Nipponbashi wktk THEATRE (日本橋wktkTHEATRE)]. It's also been announced that the event is limited to 60 attendees. SUI (LIN) and 我儿-garu- (Paranoid≠circuS) will moderate the discussion. Tickets are on sale at the official web shop.
The official web shop supposedly added a bunch of rare cheki today. I don't pay attention to them so I can't say which ones are new, though ^^;
Mischievous has announced the details of their two-part tour final at HOLIDAY OSAKA on 2016-03-31. Their PV will be distributed to attendees, and message disc will be further distributed to VIP ticket holders.
Paranoid≠circuS released the tracklist for their upcoming mini-album, DREAM BOXX. It includes 4 old songs and 4 new songs―which is longer than a mini-album, so I wonder if some of the new ones are SE tracks...
PENTAGON has released new goods through the GOEMON RECORDS official shop, available for order 2016-02-01 through 2016-02-05. (They appear to be sold out already, tho...!).
Se'ikspia posted a trailer with some footage from their “replay” live (tho they unfortunately didn't use the live-recorded audio). It seems that the band hopes to play another live, but that's still undecided.
LIN, with the exception of leader KISAKI, will make a guest appearance in the live event, HAUNTED HOUSE Vol:4, at Osaka LIVE HOUSE D'.
The event will take place on March 18. Until then, tickets will be available for sale at the band's official webshop, starting on January 17. Guitarist CERO will perform alongside Paranoid≠circuS, while the rest will perform in the session group, Chika-sen PARADOX (地下線パラドックス).
Sanada Ren (of Tatoeba Konna Hanashi) has mentioned that Nanjou Riku (南條 戮) (of chariots) will appear at his 2016-01-11 solo live at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) JU-ZA.
Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji (as “Kurojuuji”) will perform, and cheki of both vocalists will be sold at the live. Those who purchase 5,000 yen worth of goods will be allowed to take a twoshot with either Ren or Riku, and will further receive a 2004 photograph of Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji. There's also something about personal goods/live DVD in regards to cheki being sold, but I don't understand it.
Furthermore, Ren's 90s-visual alter-ego band Mis†ake will hold a time limited revival as Mis†akeⅡ (From.加古川). Their oneman, Mezamereba, REMEMBER (めざめれば、リメンバー), will be held on 2016-02-12 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) JU-ZA, with opening act Paranoid≠circuS.
I've no clue who the Mis†akeⅡ members are, as the flyer just shows weird stick figures. (In the past, it was Dali members, but I assume that's not the case anymore.)
The band's first PV DVD will be sold at the live, and there's also something about tea and SNS, but I have no fucking clue what they're talking about. It also appears they'll be hand-selling tickets somewhere, but, again, idk.
SUI and MIZALY of LIN will hold their special request live and “tribute oneman”, Proof of raison d'etre, on 2016-02-14 at Ikebukuro (池袋) CYBER. Their tribute session band “10TH REINCARNATION” will perform, along with opening acts Dead Children, RAINDIA (レインディア), and Paranoid≠circuS.
10TH REINCARNATION V. SUI [LIN]
G. MIZALY [LIN]
G. KAZ [ex-chariots support ~ etc.]
B. 禊-MISOGI- [ELYSION]
D. Mikage (美景) [ex-chariots support ~ etc.]
The costumes and 10-song setlist of 10TH REINCARNATION will be decided by fans' requests, which are accepted from 2015-11-30 through 2015-12-30 at email@example.com (and are accepted even from people who can't attend the live). Each person may send 3 emails within that period―each must have the title “2月14日投票”, and the following contents: 3 requested songs + memories/reason for choosing those songs; requested costume + memories/reason for choosing that costume; full name; and email address.
Any Metis Gretel, Megaromania, or LIN song is eligible for request, and any costumes from the following list are eligible:
God of Megaromania -Junketsu NO Kokuin- / Bishuu no Kajitsu / Angelical Jewelry
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!).
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 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!)
The latest minor news, featuring: AiM MaiM, ARLEQUIN, DECIDE, GLARD, LIN, Paranoid≠circuS, and REALies.
AiM MaiM will make an announcement at 19:00 JST on 2014-09-28.
ARLEQUIN have collaborated with fashion brand WRouge to produce their own t-shirts, which feature a caricature of vocalist Aki (with his signature hairstyle). They could have been purchased here―but sold out immediately.
DECIDE, the band which ex-NEGA bassist Ray produced, has announced their disbandment.
GLARD have announced their first oneman and mini-album!! The mini-album, From The 3 Words, doesn't have a release date yet, but their first oneman live, Straight Ahead, will be held on 2014-12-13 at FANJ-twice.
GOEMON RECORDS has re-opened its OHP. It seems that the label will start something called “goemon club” soon―maybe a fan club or a live stamp card.
GOEMON RECORDS has announced its Christmas live, which will feature ARLEQUIN, REALies, and a mysterious opening act: which―let's be real―is probably Call Me in their “we're an official band now!” form. Right?
Paranoid≠circuS will begin their second tour, SUICIDE PARADE ~Kyousei Renkou~ (SUICIDE PARADE ~強制連行~), on 2014-11-27. Their tour final oneman, NECROPHILIA, will be held somewhere in Osaka in January, 2015.
Paranoid≠circuS has release their live-limited single, Utsusemi (空蝉), on 2014-09-18 for 1,000 yen. Furthermore, it seems those who purchase the band's first singles, BoXX-D- and Chikonka (鎮魂歌), at their lives starting on 2014-10-05 will receive a CD or lyrics card of a re-recorded version of Togaochi (咎落ち).
Kansai-promotion visual group NANIWA V (NANIWA V系連合軍) has announced that they will hold Naniwa Tamashii ~Kansai Seiatsu 2014-2015~ (なにわ魂 ~関西制圧2014-2015~) to count down to the New Year. LIN will serve as the special countdown guest (along with FEST VAINQUEUR).
Not quite the same as an UNDER CODE PRODUCTION countdown live, but it's nice to see the name/legacy continue :)
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.