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PENTAGON new album announced!

PENTAGON new album announced!

PENTAGON will release their third full album, WANDERLUST, in two types on June 14!

The band has also announced an accompanying 47-stop nationwide tour, WANDER:LAST, starting on 2017-06-17 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA.

A men's only live will be held on 2017-06-18 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA, at which the members will greet attendees with “fighting spirit” at the entrance (I think), and will freely distribute a CD(?) tentatively titled Otokouta(Kari) (漢唄(仮)) {“men's song”}.

Guitarist Yutori (ゆとり) will hold his birthday live, 『YUTORI EXPO 2017 in NAGOYA』 ~Ano Hi Tobidashita kono Machi ga Tadashikatta~ (『YUTORI EXPO 2017 in NAGOYA』 ~あの日飛び出したこの街が正しかった~), though details are TBA.

Finally, a tour final and birthday celebration for bassist minpha (眠花) will be held on 2017-11-22 at Nippon Seinenkan (日本青年館).

PENTAGON will also release two live DVDs next month, but I'll make a separate post about that.

MARCO new best-album, "Ana Futatsu" + release tour

MARCO new best-album, "Ana Futatsu" + release tour

As their latest single, Henjin Kikou, was released today, Marco also made a surprising announcement: a best-album, Ana Futatsu (穴二つ), is already in the works!

The compilation album, blantantly coined as "Two Holes" (gross), comes in two types: "Hannyaban" (般若盤)(type A) and "Okameban" (おかめ盤) (type B). What makes this even more surprising is that, not only will all their songs be featured (except Henjin Kikou of course), but will also feature their previous live-distributed releases and unreleased songs! Since this is a nationwide release, say goodbye to hunting down Marco ~rarez~ at the auctions (if you exclude their purchase privilege DVDs)!! 👍👍👍

As this came up literally in the middle of nowhere, let's hope that this is a sign of good things to come for Marco!! 🤞🤞🤞 Their new artist photo does look a lot more professional than usual after all!

In addition to the best-album's release, Marco will celebrate by sponsoring their twoman tour, 「螺旋二人羽織〜密室の業〜」 (Rasen Nininbaori 〜misshitsu no gō〜) for the remainder of June. The announced dates are displayed below:

  • 6/8 at Takadanobaba AREA (w/ Otomekokka (乙女国家), THE NOSTRADAMNZ, IGGY, Tsukiyo no Zaregoto (ツキ酔ノ戯レ言), & Kurenai ku some matta kioku (紅ク染マッタ記憶))
  • 6/15 at Sendai SPACE ZERO (bands tba)
  • 6/16 at Niigata club riverst (w/ DIE'LIZE)
  • 6/22 at Osaka LIVE HOUSE D' (w/ HOLYCLOCK)
  • 6/25 at (tba)

On their tour final (6/25), the band will distribute a live-limited CD, Kinrandonsu (金襴緞子) to all visitors, and they will also have an important announcement...I hope it will be good. ;w;

MARCO releases samples of "Henjin Kikou"

With only a day left till the release day, Marco has released samples from their latest single, Henjin Kikou (変人奇行)! Also included at the end is live footage of one of the band's performances!

Whatcha think? This totally sounds different than their usual stuff, hence the name itself x) I'll try my hardest to snatch this from the auctions!

David in Paris + lineup theories

David in Paris + lineup theories

At the tail-end of their European tour, Versailles held their live at La Machine du Moulin Rouge in Paris, France on February 5th. Not only did the band end their tour there, but they ended it with a bang - specifically, a surprise appearance by none other than David himself!

Only the year before did Sui take a summer trip to Paris during his temporary break from music, but this time, he was able to take the stage on his own as he performed his only song, GENESIS, to his newfound audience. After the show, music cards were distributed to attendees and with the help of a unique password, the song GENESIS could be downloaded in full-length; Sui later posted the song on his new Facebook account for those who didn't go to the live and asked for feedback. The only other request was to not post the song on Youtube.

I'm definitely looking forward to GENESIS's official release, whenever that'll be!!

In other news, it's since been announced that David will perform at Versailles bassist MASASHI's birthday live, "Dark Matter Party", at Shin-Yokohama (新横浜) NEW SIDE BEACH on April 25. Speaking of MASASHI, it has been rumoured that he and YUKI (Versailles drummer) took part in recording GENESIS; this has not yet been confirmed. However, Erina (ex-TRIGGAH, Dio) has announced on Twitter that he played guitar for David's token song.

It is not yet known if these three are already supporting members, whether long or short-term, but if they are, the possibility of a reunion between Sui and Misery (ex- LIN, Megaromania) may have already been eradicated.

Omnibus (and cancelled event) for Matina's 20th anniversary

Omnibus (and cancelled event) for Matina's 20th anniversary

This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of Matina.

According to a tweet from KISAKI, he had planned a live event to mark the milestone--unfortunately, it seems that the event was cancelled before it could even be announced... (If that's true, it sucks to know that his scandal last year is probably preventing a bunch of cool reunions :/)

There's a bit of a bright side, at least: a Matina omnibus planned for the event is now available through the LIN official web shop instead. RARE TRACK COLLECTIONZ features 16 remastered Matina songs (12 artists in total), and is available now.

A two-copy-limited Matina lucky bag will be available in February, and will feature an exclusive Matina live DVD from 2000-05-27 at Nagoya (名古屋) BOTTOM LINE.

I really wish a Matina reunion event could have been held ;___;

MARCO new releases + special live events

MARCO new releases + special live events

In what seems like a terrific start to 2017, Marco has announced some new releases, including a new live-limited single! :)))

Their new single, Henjin Kikou (変人奇行), will be released at their live at Takadanobaba AREA on March 9, 2017. The single itself will cost 1000 yen, and can be bought with a photoset, which will be an additional 500 yen.

In addition, they will also participate in the omnibus album, DEEP MORE DEEP #5, which will be released on April 12. The album will also be sold in advance at the COMPILE RECORD presents event, “CHEMICAL SYRUP VOL.35 -DEEP MORE DEEP#5-”, on March 30. No word yet on whether a new song will appear in the release.

Vocalist Rei and guitarist Akira recently participated in a session event at Takadanobaba AREA on January 4, along with drummer Sera (セラ) (ex-GAMEOVER) and bassist Gou (ごう) (Ms. Habit). As it was fronted by Rei, they played a rather interesting setlist, according to a personal source:

  1. 東京 (Tokyo)
  2. ジャパニーズモダニスト (Japanese Modernist)
  3. バイオレットハレンチ (Violet Harenchi)
  4. 閉ざされた楽園 (Tozasareta rakuen)
  5. ジャパニーズモダニスト (Japanese Modernist)

All songs were originally by MERRY~♥

Guitarist Rutta will later hold a birthday live along with guitarist Yazuki (耶月) (GAMEOVER) on January 9 at RUIDO K3; the band will be dressed in their Torikago Aijin (鳥籠愛人) costumes per Rutta's request; coincidentally, this comes a few days after this single's release from last year.

EDIT 1/7: Marco have unveiled their new look, which looks like it was shot in the back of a lobby or something...their ties are fucking awesome btw. 🤘

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LIN web shop selling KISAKI items
LIN web shop selling KISAKI items

👻 The LIN official web shop rises from the grave once more!

This time, it's been reopened so that KISAKI can sell the same goods that were available at his December 16 live as KISAKI PROJECT. So that means the limited single is available, praise 🙏 Full list of available items:

  • KISAKI PROJECT 「Re:REQUIEM」 (1,080 yen)
  • KISAKI lucky bag (10,800 yen / limited 5)
  • LIN best album trading card set + α (3,240 yen)
  • KISAKI 12/16 cheki 10-set A (10,800 yen / limited 1?)
  • KISAKI 12/16 cheki 10-set B (10,800 yen / limited 1?)
  • KISAKI 12/16 cheki 10-set C (10,800 yen / limited 1?)
  • KISAKI w/ glasses 12/16 cheki 10-set A (10,800 yen / limited 1?)
  • KISAKI w/ glasses 12/16 cheki 10-set B (10,800 yen / limited 1?)
  • KISAKI w/ Santa outfit 12/16 cheki 10-set (10,800 yen / limited 1?)

Those who spend 5,000 yen will receive an additional KISAKI Santa cheki (to be mailed at a later date). Also, the lucky bags cannot be combined with other orders, and I'm not sure if they're eligible for the Santa cheki privilege.

➡ LIN official web shop

I'm gonna [try to] order 1 lucky bag, and place a separate order for the single. Please tell me immediately if you want to join either order.

KARMA=SHENJING new look and release

KARMA=SHENJING continues their limited revival with a new look and new release!

The new CD is a three-track single called Shenjing (神景), and will be sold exclusively at their 2017-02-11 live at club MERCURY. Each copy will include a signed member photograph or unsigned group photograph. Other details (price, tracklist) are TBA.

KISAKI PROJECT live-limited CD announced

KISAKI has announced that KISAKI PROJECT will release a new CD at their 2016-12-16 live at Shinjuku (新宿) ReNY.

The CD contains a new, instrumental (so no Hitomi, etc.) song called Re:REQUIEM. According to KISAKI, this is his first attempt at a purely instrumental song, and he encourages you to listen to it in a quiet place with headphones. The song will be sold only at this live.

I'm so happy to see him release something, even if it's in this kind of form.

Arte Macchina to release first CD

Arte Macchina will release their first single!

The CD is called Arte Macchina Ⅰ, and will be sold at their December 16 live at Umeda (梅田) Zeela. (As far as I know, there are no plans for shop sales at this time.) Samples of all three tracks are up, and it sounds--surprisingly--not bad.

The first 50 people to buy it will receive a privilege DVD (contents unknown).

D sponsors countdown oneman festival

D has announced their “countdown oneman festival,” Mad Tea Party, to be held on 2016-12-31~2017-01-01 at Sanrio Puroland in Tokyo (東京). The event--which is basically a mini VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT--will see various bands hold short oneman lives at one of three Puroland stages, over New Year's Eve and into 2017.


The first stage, Puroland ENTERTAINMENT HALL, will see CANTA at 13:40, followed by ALDIOUS, then D at 19:30, and GOTCHAROCKA at 01:10 the following morning. Other bands (TBA) will also perform on that stage.

The second stage, Puroland MARCHEN THEATER, will feature NoGoD at 20:00 and GIGAMOUS at 01:10 the following morning. (Apparently, these are the only two that will appear on that stage.)

The third stage, Puroland FAIRY LAND THEATER, has not announced its lineup yet.

At 23:30, the New Year countdown parade (presumably featuring all participating musicians?) will kick off at Puroland PURO VILLAGE, and will last until 00:15.


All attendees will receive the limited CD, HAPPY UNBIRTHDAY 2016~2017 COUNTDOWN PARADE ver., by D.

チェリー (Cherry) To Hold Revival Show

Amidst all of the current ROCKSTAR RECORDS drama (with several bands leaving the label, and the rest seemingly forced to disband), some pretty cool results are surfacing. One of which is a revival show for former Eternal band Cherry!

Cherry were a short lived band formed in 2002, presumably right at the end of Matina's activity period. They ultimately disbanded in 2004, only released (possibly) one official single, and participated on the KALEIDOSCOPE omnibus.

The band will revive on January 17th, at Kiryu's (the vocalist currently in ベティ(BETTY)) birthday live and will also distribute a CD that was supposed to be released in 2004 but ended up getting canceled.

Kiryu posted a teaser video for the event on his Twitter page.

Cherry's last known lineup was:

Vocals: 綺流 (Kiryu) (→ ART → ROZA-LIA(KIRYU) → チェリー → ヴィガル! (VIGAL!) → BLACK JACK(綺流) → 希龍PROJECT (Kiryu Project) (name written as 希龍) → ベティ)

Guitar: ゆま (Yuma) (→ チェリー → パレット (PALLET))

Guitar: だぁすけ (Daasuke) (→ Carriy → チェリー)

Bass: 憂乃 (Yuuno) (→ Ephialts → チェリー(憂乃) → パレット(PALLET as ゆうの (Yuuno)) → ユダ (YUDA as ゆうの (Yuuno)) → GELLONIMO(Support as 憂乃))

Drums: 冰伽 (→ Halcyon → チェリー → Under → BLACK JACK)

Thank you to Uglymouth for putting all of this together (◕ᴗ◕✿)

Devil Kitty to release album

Devil Kitty will freely distribute their "0th" full album to those who purchase a premium ticket to their free tour final oneman at Shinjuku (新宿) BLAZE, -Heigan- (-閉眼-), on December 21.

The album will be limited to 100 copies. Neither the title nor tracklist have been announced, nor has the possibility of a later release been mentioned.

Devil Kitty will also make an important announcement at the live.


IJUIN AKIROW (伊集院 明朗) has released his best album, ALL TIME BEST.

AKIROW is probably best known as the vocalist of proto-visual metal band ALUCARD, who released their only album, LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT, through a label called HAUNTED HOUSE RECORDS in 1992. (This is the same label which released Chuuzetsu (中絶) by a little-known band called KUROYUME (黒夢), by the way...)

His next band was F.F. ("FLASH FORWARD") in the late 90s, which he left fairly quickly (the band gaining a new vocalist and renaming to 13-thirteen-). His next project was DJ.FLANKENSTEIN, which became FLESH FOR FLANKENSTEIN (also known as F.F.F), and then stopped activities.

In 2009, FLESH FOR FLANKENSTEIN held a time-limited revival under HAUNTED HOUSE RECORDS, which had been revived as a sublabel under UNDER CODE PRODUCTION. (Hence the tenuous connection to UCP, and the reason why I'm talking about this at all.) The band held one live and released a "super best album," but were otherwise inactive for the remainder of UCP's existence.

In 2015, HAUNTED HOUSE once again rose from the ashes to sponsor lives and releases from other proto-visual metal bands like JUSTY-NASTY and DEAD END. As of October 2016, the label is still active.

[UNDER CODE PRODUCTION clearly had nothing to do with this second revival (UCP closed in 2013), but I can't help but wonder if KISAKI had some involvement, as LIN performed at one of their events, and KISAKI had sold some of the labels' new goods... And KACCHIN (カッチン)--owner of BAR PARADOX and longtime friend of KISAKI--often participates in the label's lives.]

Which brings us to today:

IJUIN AKIROW performed with his new session, F.F.F.F.F, on October 17 at HAUNTED HOUSE Vol.6 at aube Shibuya. On the same day, he released his "super all time best" album, ALL TIME BEST, through HAUNTED HOUSE.

The FLESH FOR FLANKENSTEIN side compiles a large number of songs, including: an unpublished duet with the now-deceased AI Takano (アイ 高野); two songs featuring KIYOHARU (清春) [KUROYUME (黒夢)]; and a track featuring Tetsu Nakano (高野晢) [ex-MALICE MIZER, etc.]. It also features written comments from KIYOHARU, Sakurai Atsushi (櫻井 敦司) [BUCK TICK], Morishige Juichi (森重 樹一) [ZIGGY], MORRIE [DEAD END], Fujisaki Kenichi (藤崎 賢一) [JUSTY-NASTY], and Kawamura Ryuuichi (河村 隆一) [LUNA SEA].

Meanwhile, the F.F. side features 3 songs produced by CHU-YA [ex-ALLERGY, etc.], and unpublished demos.

The 2-disc album costs 3,240 yen and is available at lives and via mail-order, and at PureSound beginning on 2016-11-16.

AVANCHICK new look, album details, and more

AVANCHICK has revealed their new artist photos and the covers/tracklist for their upcoming album.

More details of their oneman tour, Ashita moshi Sekai ga Owatte mo (明日もし世界が終わっても), have been announced:

  • 10/05 Sendai space Zero - acoustic live
  • 10/06 Aomori SUNSHINE - Kagari-moderated talk
  • 10/08 SUSUKINO 810 - mini-live
  • 10/09 SUSUKINO 810 - Gekidan Otakeza live
  • 10/12 Nagano LIVE HOUSE J - acoustic live
  • 10/13 Shizuoka Sunash - Gekidan Otakeza live
  • 10/17 Niigata GOLDEN PIGS BLACK STAGE - acoustic live
  • 10/18 Kanazawa AZ - part-change live
  • 10/22 Kumamoto Django - Gekidan Otakeza live
  • 10/23 Fukuoka graf - acoustic live
  • 10/24 Hiroshima Cave-Be - REI-moderated talk
  • 10/26 Okayama CRAZYMAMA2ndRoom - part-change live
  • 10/27 Kagawa GET HALL - Hyu-ga-moderated talk
  • 10/30 Urawa NARCISS - part-change Halloween live
  • 11/05 Kashiwa ThumbUp - Otake-moderated talk
  • 11/06 Mito SONIC - Gekidan Otakeza live
  • 11/07 Koriyama CLUB#9 - part-change live

Gekidan Otakeza sponsored event Aki no Yuuutsu (秋の憂鬱) will be held on 2016-11-19 at Shinjuku (新宿) club SCIENCE. Otakeza will perform, as will AVANCHICK as a special guest.

Furthermore, AVANCHICK will hold their sponsored event tour, Shinshun Otakeza TOUR (新春おたけ座ツアー), in January 2017. At the moment, it appears that only AVANCHICK will perform at those dates, despite “Otakeza” being in the tour title.

To be completely honestly, I'm pretty confused about the whole Otakeza thing... Sometimes it seems to be a CindyKate session, sometimes an AVANCHICK alter-ego, and sometimes just an event name. And sometimes it's just Otakeza (おたけ座), while other times it's Gekidan Otakeza (劇団おたけ座). If someone can shed light on this, please do, lol.

The second press of AVANCHICK's IDOL single is now available for pre-order from Chaotic Harmony. Each copy will be signed by all members and will be further personalized with your name. Each copy also includes an artist photo, again signed by all members.

KISAKI session live goods + small activity update

KISAKI has announced some goods that can be purchased during his September 18th live.

  • lucky bag featuring many unpublished live DVDs of KISAKI's bands (10,000 yen / limited 2)
  • 12-piece trading card set (from The End of Corruption World 2010-2015) w/ α (unspecified bonus) (3,000 yen)
  • KISAKI cheki (1,000 yen)
  • and more, TBA

Those who spend 4,000 yen on KISAKI's goods can take a photo with him.

Although KISAKI hasn't announced it yet, he has supposedly collaborated with jewelry designer Kuchidakebancyo, and produced a custom “coffin ring.”

Just as a reminder, KISAKI will participate in a 90s visual revival event, 「GLAM POP WORLD」 ~1990 Nendai Osaka BAND Daishuuketsu Matsuri~ (「GLAM POP WORLD」 ~1990年代 大阪バンド 大集結祭り~), on 2016-09-18 at Osaka (大阪) BIG CAT. His special session band will perform, as will his former band STELLA MARIA (tho he isn't participating in that lineup).

B. KISAKI [ex-MIRAGE~Syndrome~Phantasmagoria~LIN~etc.]
V. Haruhi (春陽) [ex-Ove~etc.]
V. Taniguchi TOMOROU (谷口トモロウ) [ex-【denno:oblaat】~etc.]
G. YAYOI [ex-MIRAGE~etc.]
G. Ryu (龍) [ex-Mystic Moon~etc.]
D. Yomi [ex-【zɔ́ːdi̽æ̀k】~etc.]

And now, just a brief update on KISAKI's musical activity.

  • He mentioned rehearsing on some new musical equipment. (So he's still investing in musical activities.)
  • He mentioned that he wants to participate in next year's Yougenkyou omnibus. (This isn't a confirmation that there will be one next year, or that he'll be on it--just shows that he still wants to be in a band.)
  • He recently had a meeting, and mentioned trying to form an idea for the future.

So, imo, he's still playing around with the idea of a new band, but isn't as committed as he was in the past (eg. with forming LIN). So I wouldn't expect any sort of new band activity for quite a long time... if at all. (Just my opinion tho!)

Mistake launches last(?) mail-order campaign

Mis†ake has announced their "maybe last... miraculous..." mail-order sale via Twitter.

The band has made 4 new releases available for order, in addition to their two mini-albums (which were sold during the previous campaign). Customers who spend 4,000 yen on goods will further receive a "missa CD-R" (live recording CD-R) and "bromide" (photograph). Here's a list of the available items:

By the way, according to the tweet, Endless End has two tracks: Endless End and Hakkyoukyoku. The flyer advertising the band's last live mentioned two distributed releases, but now I wonder if they just meant that Endless End contains two tracks? So maybe there wasn't a second dist CD on that day? Idk~

Pinocchio new single on iTunes

Pinocchio's new single is now available on iTunes!

By the way, the freely distributed single at his 2016-09-22 oneman is REFRAIN。, which is a cover of one of his solo project's songs. Here's a preview of the song:

Lilith to revive

Lilith, who paused activities in January due to their drummer's illness, will revive in September!

On 2016-09-28, the band will hold their revival live and 17th(!) oneman, 魔都制圧-Rebirth-.

Their next oneman, 魔都制圧-Hidden Ability-, will follow on October 6th, and their Halloween sponsored event, LIN MING PRODUCTION 「ROCK AGE Case.004」 「MAD Halloween in 魔都」, on October 29th. Their Xmas special live, 魔都制圧-Holy Night-, will be held on December 25th, and guitarist Lin (凛) will celebrate his birthday at their 20th oneman, 魔都制圧-AS Night-, the following day.

The band has also announced an Asia tour for 2017, but other details are TBA.

Lilith will release their 6th EP, Rebirth-歸來-, on 2016-09-28, with sales limited to that day only. (I'm not sure if the EP will only be sold at the live event―or if online orders will be accepted, but for one day only.) By the way, this EP will include their first Japanese song!

Lilith's 3-track 7th EP, 盤龍舞鳳-Dragon Heir-, will be released on 2016-12-21 (through the normal venues this time). A 2-track digital version will be sold on the same day.

I'm looking forward to their new songs ☆ミ

In other news, Lilith guitarist 凛-Lin- and bassist 修羅-Shura- have signed endorsement deals with ESP Guitars! Congrats, guys.

Note: As usual, I'm unable to romanise the Chinese correctly. Feel free to suggest corrections~

Ren project lives and sales

A few update on Ren's projects Sanada Ren , Tatoeba Konna Hanashi , and Mis†ake :

Sanada Ren has announced his solo project sponsored event, 2016_SUMMER_LOGOUT, at which several UCP-related bands will appear~

Tatoeba Konna Hanashi has put up some items for sale via their blog. Most of the items were already sold via mail-order once before, but they are selling a Tatoeba live DVD for the first time, as well as some new goods (cheki, badges, postcards, and nail seals).

Furthermore, those who spend 5,000 yen on goods will also receive Ren's new solo demo CD-R.

Mis†ake is also selling some items via mail-order through their Twitter for a limited time. Their last two collection mini-albums, a live-distributed song, and several goods (badges, stickers, and keychains) are available.

Each mini-album comes with a privilege photo of the band.

Finally, Mis†ake will hold their “miraculous one-day revival” on 2016-08-26 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) paradigm, during a Paranoid≠circuS sponsored event.

Call the priest! LIN web shop back from the grave

Good news everyone! The LIN official web shop has returned from the grave once more ⚰

Due to popular demand (WHICH ONE OF YOU ASKED FOR THIS), the web shop is once again selling UNDER CODE PRODUCTION bootleg lucky bags, in limited quantities. No other items are being sold.

Like last time, each bags costs 4,320 yen (tax included), and contains 4~5 bootlegs or distributed DVDs of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION bands, mostly from 2010~2013. They are still honoring the 8,000 yen privilege―if you spend that much, you can choose to receive either LIN's last live DVD, or a demo CD-R.

Some men just want to watch the world burn

Some men just want to watch the world burn

If you decide to buy a lucky bag, I urge you to check my mini-review first. Basically, it seems that larger orders are kind of short-changed for some reason (what world is this???), so I'd suggest buying only one lucky bag at a time (or two, if you want the 8,000 yen privilege).

Against my better judgment, I'll probably order 2 more lucky bags, since I never got a copy of the demo CD-R 😭

Like last time, if you want to join my order, just let me know. I ask that you pay for the item itself, and domestic shipping from me to you, but I'll pay service fees and overseas shipping (all I ask in return is rips/scans if you get anything cool).

If anyone does want to join my order again, rest assured that I will order each bag separately this time 🤐

MARCO releases 「Haitoku to Lingerie」 samples, + more events with chariots

Marco have released samples for their latest distributed single, Haitoku to Lingerie, which will be released at their free oneman on August 11.

Something about the recording quality is just pure 💩, but at least the songs are listenable - too bad we may never get to hear the rest. ;w; Despite being for lives-only, the single is also oddly advertised as their "5th single", when really, Marco have released more than that if you count the other live-distributed singles they've released in the past.


In other news, Marco will join forces with chariots once again as the two bands will participate at the fourman event, "COMPILE RECORD PRESENTS“CHEMICAL SYRUP VOL.30.5”", at RUIDO K4 on September 14. Also joining them are More and FAZ, plus opening act Durandal.

After that, they will also be participating in chariots and THE GALLO's collaboration tour, "NEO JAPANESQUE BEAUTY AND CATASTROPHE", on the following dates:

  • November 17 @ HOLIDAY NEXT NAGOYA
  • November 18 @ RUIDO OSAKA
  • November 23 @ EDGE IKEBUKURO

Other participating bands will also include ARCHEMI., DEVIZE, DIEALO, SCHWARZ KAIN (シュヴァルツカイン), and JACK CAPER (ジャックケイパー). Tickets will go on sale starting on September 3rd.

Chariots x GALLO flyer

Chariots x GALLO flyer

LIN/KISAKI/UCP lucky bags mini-review

Thought I'd share brief impressions of the LIN web shop last lucky bags, based on my purchases and others I've seen online:

It seems that each KISAKI lucky bag contains:

  • book
  • shirt
  • 7~8 random releases
  • stickers
  • signed photo
  • Kisaki & Nara Kizoku bootleg

The bootleg live DVD must be the “α” (bonus content) that the description mentioned. Overall, not a bad bag―I only wish that maybe some random bootlegs of his older bands had been included.

And here's the upgraded LIN lucky bag. (I didn't see any before the upgrade... anyone have any info?)

  • book
  • 2~3 shirts
  • ~10 random releases
  • stickers
  • 2014-06-01 bootleg

These ones seem to be a really good value! The only downside is the 2014-06-01 bootleg was previously released, but over several volumes. If you already owned the complete set of those, it's not a very cool bonus...

Finally, the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION distributed/bootleg lucky bag. This one was said to contain 4~5 distributed DVDs or bootleg DVDs of UCP bands from 2010~2013.

Right away, lemme say that 90% of the bags contain only 4 DVDs―and any oneman split over two discs is considered 2 separate DVDs. That's just cruel!


Here's my first order of 2 bags for myself and 2 for others. (Btw, the shop didn't package them separately as requested, and included the wrong privilege 😡)

  • Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2009 - 2009.09.22 bootleg
  • Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2010 - 2010.01.08 bootleg
  • Megaromania - Wail of Crest Vol.2 dist DVD
  • Megaromania - Wail of Crest Vol.3 dist DVD
  • LIN - As If Forever Exists. making DVD
  • LIN - 2010.9.13 bootleg
  • LIN - 2010.10.02 bootleg
  • LIN - 2010.10.08 bootleg
  • LIN - 2010.8.09 bootleg
  • Dali - 2012.11.25 bootleg (disc 1 only, wtfff)
  • HEISEI ISHIN - 2010.8.24 bootleg
  • HEISEI ISHIN - 2009.4.17 dist DVD
  • REALies - 2013.2.2 bootleg
  • FUTURISM・BOYZ - 2011.12.31 bootleg
  • Arc/ClearVeil/SIVA - Nihon Seiatsu 2009 dist DVD
  • NEGA - Depart[ure] privilege DVD
  • CindyKate - 2011.8.31 bootleg

Most of those are items that a long-time fan might have―and in fact, I already own 9 or 10 of them 😑 Luckily, the awesome people I ordered with just happened to want a bunch of the duplicates... But out of 17 DVDs, I only thought 3 were really cool, so it's a bit disappointing. (Maybe I'd be happier if I didn't own hundreds of LIN bootlegs??)


Imo, it seems that smaller orders had better contents, for some reason. For example, Lestat placed two orders and got all nice, new bootleg DVDs (tho they still shorted her with two-disc sets). I received one more set today, and it's also all new bootlegs, afaik:

  • Pashya - 2007.10.21 bootleg
  • NEGA - 2010.7.31 bootleg
  • Ganmen Hensachi TOP6 - 2012.5.05 bootleg
  • Cu[be] - 2010.12.28 bootleg

So, idk... For me, the contents of that 1 lucky bag trump the contents of the 4 lucky bag set. I guess the best thing would have been to place 5 different orders with 5 different shopping services 😒

I'm still waiting on another order, but I thought I'd go ahead and give a little review.

Does anyone else have anything to add? Or is Lestat the only other foreign person to have gotten their orders yet?

Also, would anyone be willing to trade their LIN demo CD for my LIN last live DVD?? I literally have 3 copies of the last live DVD, because the shop kept fucking up my request for the second demo CD... It has another unreleased LIN song on it, and I fear I'll never hear it now 😭😭

Mis†ake lives and releases in 2016
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.

02. SABATO (サバト) (MEJIBRAY cover)
03. KARMA (カルマ) (MEJIBRAY cover)


Mis†akeⅡ (From.加古川)

V. ソドム
G. 血飛沫飛沫
Support G. 碧
B. ?
D. カボス


By the way, Sanada Ren will perform on 2016-07-27 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) VARON.
MARCO new live-limited single, 「Haitoku to Lingerie」
More details have been revealed for Marco's latest distributed release!

The single, now called Haitoku to Lingerie (背徳とランジェリー), will be officially released on August 11 at their free oneman live at Ikebukuro RUIDO K3. (I'm assuming that it'll still be distributed at their other lives during their threeman tour.) The CD will also be enclosed in the tickets of the band's free oneman, along with a LIVE CD, and the ticket will cost 5000 yen. Also being sold at the live will be a six-piece photoset of the band, and a sweet-looking towel.

FYI, Marco have also played a new song, Kinrandonsu (金襴緞子), at their 7/4 live...hope it appears in a future release (that I can actually get!!)!! They've also revealed their newest look, which is fierce as hell 🔥🔥🔥 I love how Rei's look is very reminiscent of that of Gara's look in the early days of MERRY~


In other news, Marco will appear on the third day of chariots' presents tour, 「more glitch reception vol.4」 on July 30 at Ikebukuro EDGE. Also appearing will be PISARRO, Raindia (レインディア), and Mediena (メディーナ). ✨

chariots live DVD privilege for 「Kisai」
chariots will award a short live DVD to those who purchase Kisai (忌際) at their live on 2016-07-07 at EDGE IKEBUKURO.

PENTAGON artist book announced + magazine appearances
PENTAGON has announced the release of their first artist book, Zekkyou! (絶叫!)!

Zekkyou! is B5-sized and will feature 96 pages. It will contain a new photoshoot, personal interviews, and additional unannounced content. The book is being published via ONGAKUSENKASHA (音楽専科社)―makers of SHOXX magazine, etc.―and will be available for mail-order beginning June 21st, for 2,200 yen + shipping. Shipments will commence at the end of July.

Those who purchase the book before 2016-07-20 will receive a set of 5 photocards, which feature a virtual reality (AR動画) component―tho details are lacking about that aspect. Purchasers will also be allowed to participate in a special PENTAGON event:

PEN09 (ペン09)―pronounced “penmarukyuu”―is a three-part event which will be held on 2016-07-25 at TSUTAYA O-WEST.
  1. The band's fashion brand PENTAGON will debut its summer collection, and the members' produced items will be displayed. A sales booth will be erected, and a fashion show will be held at a certain time.
  2. Those who purchased Zekkyou! will be allowed to participate in a talk session and take photos with the band.
  3. A free oneman will be held―details are TBA.

The book can be purchased here (via mail-order), or via the next issue of SHOXX.


By the way, PENTAGON will appear in SHOXX Vol.282. Those who purchase the magazine online can choose a bonus photocard (of which PENTAGON has 5 to choose). There was a similar promotion for SHOXX Vol.281 as well.


Also, bassist minpha (眠花) will appear in the “MY DEAR BASS” section of the July edition of BASS・MAGAZINE (ベース・マガジン), to be released on 2016-06-18.
LIN web shop adds a few items
The LIN official web shop has added some new items.

Three sets of offshot/backstage photos are now available for 3,456 yen each. Not very exciting, if you ask me ;0;

Also, just a reminder: please let me know if you'd like to join my LIN web shop order. I'll be paying service fees and shipping costs (from Japan to USA), and you'll get rips of both privileges (last live DVD and second demo CD).
LIN official web shop open for another month
The LIN official web shop has extended its operation through the next month!

Instead of closing on 2016-05-31 as originally planned, the shop has extended its operation through 2016-06-31. As you might expect, new items have been added:
  • LIN gorgeous last lucky bag #2 (6,000 yen)
    ※ 35,000 yen's worth of goods
    ※ orders accepted now, but ships in July
  • UNDER CODE PRODUCTION bootleg lucky bag (4,000 yen)
    ※ 4 or 5 distributed DVDs or live bootleg DVDs of UCP bands
    ※ orders accepted now, but ships in July
  • LIN × ZEAL LINK large panel (43,200 yen / limited 1)
    ※ large LIN panel which was displayed at ZEAL LINK Osaka
    ※ 150 cm × 90 cm
    ※ signed by all members
    ※ only 1 copy in the world

There are also two new privileges for spending 8,000 yen or more! Customers may choose either 2 track demo CD (with different demos than the last one) -OR- 2016.3.20 last live DVD. And, unlike last time, lucky bags do count toward the 8,000 yen.


So this is good. Those of you with messed up Syndrome DVDs have time to sort it out (hopefully).

It's also nice that the LIN lucky bag has been increased in worth (tho it costs 1,000 yen more), and that lucky bags now count toward the shop privilege. The purchase amount required to get the privilege has also been reduced, which is good.

I'm mostly excited about the UCP bootleg lucky bags! I just wish there was some sort of list of what might be in there, 'cause it could really be anything. I'll probably buy like 3 bags in hopes of getting a Vior gloire DVD, somehow .-.

As with last time, I'll place two separate orders of 8,000 yen to get both privileges. If you're only planning to buy 1 item, please feel free to join my order! I'd pay shipping from Japan and service fees, as last time.
MARCO new live-limited CD, threeman tour, + onemans
After releasing their latest live-limited single just yesterday, Marco have announced yet another distributed release...*le sigh*

The CD will be distributed at their threeman live tour on the following dates:

  • 2016/08/29 at Niigata CLUB RIVERST
  • 2016/08/30 at Sendai SPACE ZERO
  • 2016/09/08 at Osaka LIVE HOUSE D'
  • 2016/09/09 at NAGOYA HOLIDAY NEXT

Other than that, no details have been announced about the release itself, nor the names of other participating bands in the tour.

The band will also hold their free oneman at Ikebukuro RUIDO K3 on August 11, and will have their second anniversary oneman, Henjin Kansha-sai (変人感謝祭), at Ikebukuro CHOP on September 11.

Also fyi, they have started up their own showroom where live radio shows will be broadcasted, hosted by bassist Shunsuke. No shows have been announced at this time.
PISARRO to release two new singles, announcement, + birthday events
PISARRO have been on a roll since they formed only 3 months ago. After simultaneously releasing three one-coin singles back in April, the band have another one-coin single in the works, plus a live-limited release.

The new single, entitled Fuhen no Tsuki, will be sold at Like an Edison, little HEARTS., and even iTunes, for 500 yen. The single is due to be released on October 22, 2016. You can check out the preview on the video below:

On the same day, the band will also release a live-distributed single, Gekijou Palette, at their free oneman live, Camille no Atelier (カミーユのアトリエ) at Shinjuku FNV. The single will also include an SE and a bonus track.

PISARRO have also stated that they will make an important announcement at that live (a la kisaki)....hope it's nothing too serious.

In the meantime, they have posted their tour schedule after that date, mainly consisting of birthday events:

2016/11/19 at Ikebukuro EDGE - 弥妓(yako) birthday
2016/12/16 at Ikebukuro EDGE - 渉(wataru) birthday
2017/01/16 at Takanobaba AREA
2017/02/11 at HOLIDAY SHINJUKU - Vian birthday
2017/03/05 at HOLIDAY SHINJUKU - 楓(kaede) birthday

PINOKIO single and live-distributed CD
PINOKIO will release its first single!

PINOKIO, the solo project of ex-ClearVeil guitarist Amamiya Ryuuto (雨宮 流斗), will release Zetsubou, Hajimemashita。 (絶望、はじめました。), on 2016-08-03. The single will include 3 tracks, plus a DVD with live footage and unspecified bonus footage.

A release celebration sponsored event tour, Natsu Melancholy Box。 (夏めらんこりぃぼっくす。), will be held on 2016-08-09, 10, and 17 at OSAKA RUIDO, HOLIDAY NAGOYA, and EDGE IKEBUKURO, respectively.

Finally, PINOKIO's oneman live, Zetsubou Kaiten -ZETSUBOU DRIVE- (絶望廻転-ゼツボウドライブ-), will be held on 2016-09-22 at Higashikoenji (東高円寺) Nimandenatsu (二万電圧). A new song (title TBA) will be freely distributed to attendees.


By the way, here are the project's lineups for upcoming lives, beginning on 2016-05-22:

V. Amamiya Ryuuto (雨宮 流斗) [ex-ClearVeil]
Support G. RomiWO. (ろみヲ.) [ex-One★Star]
Support B. Azuki (梓姫) [ex-A'LETZA]

2016-05-22, 05-23:
Support D. Siyu (詩悠) [ex-Nobady]

2016-06-10, 06-25, 08-09, 09-22:
Support D. Yuize (ゆいぜ)

2016-08-10, 08-17:
Support D. Rio (理緒) [ex-GAGA]


Also, I forgot to mention it before, but Ryuuto's first band, TEDDY (テディ), will hold a one-day revival at PINOKIO's 08-10 event.
V. ukiru。 (ぅきる。) [ex-TEDDY~Juliette]
G. Miyuu (みゆう) [ex-TEDDY]
G. Ryu♂to (りゅ♂と) [ex-TEDDY~ClearVeil]
B. RomiWO. (ろみヲ.) [ex-One★Star]
D. Non (のん) [ex-TEDDY~$WANTED$ ($ウオンテッド$)]
Mischievous live-limited single 「Blind Doll」
Mischievous will release a live-limited single, Blind Doll, in August.

The two-track single will only be sold during their release celebration tour, -【D.I.M】-, which begins on 2016-08-11 at HOLIDAY OSAKA. The tour will continue at least through 2016-09-16, with a tour final to be announced at a later date.
Paranoid≠circuS tour and live-limited single
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]】

THE BLACK SWAN lyrics not in album
According to @NEedle_GAme, THE BLACK SWAN's OUSIA album doesn't actually include lyrics in the booklet... instead, you'll need to present an application coupon at the band's oneman to receive the lyrics.

They basically already did the same thing with OUSIA -dispersed-, so I'm disappointed that they're doing it with the proper album too ;0; Oh well.

And, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think there's still something that will be freely distributed to all attendees of the oneman? I hope it's not a new song, 'cause I haven't set up any way to get it :o
MARCO - Amaji PV + more!
With only weeks to go before the release of their latest single, Amaji, Marco have released the song's full PV! (The PV will be included in the TYPE A edition)

Also, as mentioned here, the band will also hold a twoman live with Shinotsuke Ame, where their latest live-limited single, Sono yami ni ame ari will be sold. The band has since clarified that this single is not a song, but a narration of Rei's first short story of the same name. The single will be sold along with its own book to each person, as copies are limited. In addition to that, there will be collaboration cheki featuring both bands distributed at the live.

Also, Marco appeared on guitarist Akira's podcast, which can be viewed at the label's Youtube channel.

Vasalla: two lives and distributed CD
Vasalla will hold two lives in June, and will release a CD to those who attend both!

They'll participate in the 25th band activity anniversary of Shun (舜) on 2016-04-25, and then hold a twoman versus THE DEAD P☆P STARS on 2016-04-26. Those who attend both dates will receive a new recording of the song Haretsu (破裂), which was performed in 1991 (and is re-recorded by the Vasalla lineup from that time!).

Btw, Shun mentioned that he will place an eternal curse on those who sell the CD at auction |д゚)
Lucifer's updates
Lucifer's underground guitarist toki has mentioned that the secession drummer Atsuki (亜月) was amicable. In fact, Atsuki is participating in the recording of the band's upcoming singles!


The cover of the band's next live-limited single, Ms,Amnesia no Akumu, is up.

They've also revealed that a companion manga (image seen above) will be sold at their 2016-05-26 live. The manga is limited to 30 copies... (; ・`д・´)
MARCO 2 concept singles + Amaji previews
Marco have released not only the preview for their latest single, Amaji, but also samples of the two other singles in the "rain trilogy" that were previously announced. (The cover art for both types of Amaji has also been revealed.)

Although Amesansan was released not too long ago, Sono yami ni ame ari (which seems to be just Rei talking, judging from the preview???) will be out next week, and both singles are live-limited. We have yet to see the full PV for Amaji though, assuming that they will release it just as they did so for their previous single.
SHAPE SHIFTER's New Single "Torikago"
In spite of their bassist seceding, SHAPE SHIFTER is moving ahead with activities and announced the release of their new single 鳥籠 (Torikago).

This single will be released on June 20th for 1,000 yen at HOLIDAY SHINJUKU. However, sales are limited to lives-only, so this may be a bit more difficult to find if you're interested in collecting their discography. The silver lining, however, is that since it is being sold at shows, rather than distributed freely, it will be available until copies sell out.

Additionally, the band will have their first birthday live entitled "目黒月下雷鳴(meguro gekka raimei)" at Meguro Rock May Kan on August 9th. :cake_emoji:
LIN official web shop LAST FAIR
From 2016-04-10 21:00 JST, the LIN official web shop will hold its last sales fair. The shop will then close on 2016-05-31.

Those who spend 10,000 yen during the fair will receive one of the following presents (you must specify which one you want):
  • comment DVD recorded on 2016-03-20 at Nanba (難波) Hatch
  • 2-track CD w/ a demo of an unreleased song, and demo of Chaotic Resistance
!! Lucky bags do NOT count toward the 10,000 yen !!


LIN's special lucky bag will be sold during the fair (5,000 yen). Orders for the bag will be taken until 2016-05-15, and it will be shipped beginning on 2016-05-21. The bag will include 20,000 yen worth of goods.

Each lucky bag will include one of the following live DVDs:
  • 2016-03-08 at Shinjuku (新宿) ReNY
  • 2016-03-09 at Shinjuku (新宿) ReNY
  • 2016-03-10 at Shinjuku (新宿) ReNY
Those who buy 3 lucky bags will receive all three live DVDs.


And here's the full list of new goods which will be available during the fair:
  • several limited bootleg live DVDs (not yet revealed)
  • parka (7,000 yen)
  • t-shirt -face w/ webs ver.- (3,500 yen)
  • t-shirt -maria ver.- (3,500 yen / includes 1 of 7 bootleg live DVDs)
  • t-shirt -3/20 band logos ver.- (3,000 yen)
  • iPhone 6/6S case (3,500 yen / limited 5)
  • iPhone 6+ case (3,500 yen / limited 5)
  • web shop limited photoset (1,500 yen)
  • new mirror -flowers ver.- (1,500 yen)
  • MIZALY 2016.2.14 Ikebukuro (池袋) CYBER cheki (5,500 yen / set of 10)
  • SUI/MIZALY/KISAKI 2016.2.24 Brand X cheki


Pretty shitty of them to exclude lucky bags from the 10,000 yen present, but I need that unreleased song demo =_=!


2016-04-10 edit: The web shop fair has started! Here's the list of bootleg DVDs―it's a ton huh? (´◉◞౪◟◉);

I've marked who's buying what. If you plan on sharing your rips, please comment (or tweet @we_love_ucp) with which DVDs you plan to buy―that way we can coordinate and not overlap too much. [If you don't plan to share them, I don't care which ones you buy (/ ; ・`д・´)/]

➡ suji 2009.05.31 渋谷RUIDO K2 ワンマン
2009.10.23 心斎橋FAN j Twice
➡ suji 2009.11.08 心斎橋SOMA ワンマン
2010.03.24 HOLIDAY NAGOYA ワンマン
2010.03.31 SHIBUYA BOXX ワンマン
2010.06.22 博多DRUM SON
2011.01.31 博多DRUM Be-1
2012.02.12 心斎橋FAN J twice ワンマン
➡ inartistic 2012.10.21 LIVE HOUSE 'D ワンマン
➡ Danao 2012.11.16 高田馬場CLUB PHASE ワンマン
➡ Danao 2012.11.17 高田馬場CLUB PHASE ワンマン
2012.12.31-2013.01.01 心斎橋FAN J twice
2013.01.24 池袋RUIDO K3
2013.03.13 博多DRUM-Be1

2013.01.12 新宿RUIDO K4
➡ Danao 2015.12.01/2016.01.24/2016.01.25 3公演

LIN (YUSHI produce ver)
2015.05.25 SHIBUYA REX

1997.12.29/30/31 ライブ公演3本
1998.10.09 梅田HEAT BEAT ワンマン
1998.11.17 難波ROCKETS
➡ The Rev 1999.11.13 渋谷ON AIR WEST
1999.03.30/04.02/04.03 ライブ公演3本
1999.10.30 BIG CAT ワンマン

2001.10.13 尼崎LIVE SQIUARE

➡ suji SUI&MIZALY session 2016.02.14 池袋CYBER
➡ inartistic KISAKI PROJECT feat.砂月 2012.12.21 SHIBUYA REX
➡ inartistic MIZALY session 2014.04.24 RUIDO K3
➡ inartistic SUI 2015.04.14 サラヴァ東京
➡ inartistic 無謀バンド2012 2012.12.25 OSAKA MUSE
chariots - Senkou preview, details, + new photo
chariots have revealed more details on their newest live-limited single, Senkou, and their new(ish) band pic has been revealed!

The single will cost 1,500 yen (with tax), and will have two tracks - the titular song itself, and words no freedom. Check out the preview below (although it doesn't play the second song apparently...):

MARCO 3-month consecutive concept singles + quick introduction
Rutta (ex-CindyKate) new band Marco has been quite busy since their formation in 2014.

Lately, they've kicked off the year by releasing their third single, Torikago Lovers, on January 6. Marco would then later announce a string of three singles throughout three months, all focused on the concept of rain. The first one would be their first ballad, Amesansan, released only at their live with Otomekokka (乙女国家) on March 19. You can check out the preview here (a pity that we may never be able to hear the whole thing...;w;):

The band also announced that the second single, Sono yami ni ame ari, will be released later at their twoman live with fellow label band, Shinotsuku Ame (篠突く雨).

In the meantime, the last addition to the rain trilogy, Amaji, will be available nationwide on May 11. The single will come in two types, in which type A will include the full PV. Speaking of that, the PV spot is below:

In addition to that, the latest distributed single announced is Makka na Kuchibiru no Neko, which will be released at their oneman live on May 20.

Besides guitarist Rutta, Marco also features vocalist Rei (ex-Jisedai Excite, JIVE, etc.), guitarist Akira (ex-SectMa, etc.), bassist Shunsuke (ex-the Mouse, Utsusemi), and drummer Kyouhei (ex-the Mouse, Utsusemi). Although forming as an official band in 2014, Marco first started off as vocalist Rei's session solo project in 2012 under the name, Geese Purple. Rutta and Akira were involved in that project also; Shunsuke and Kyouhei joined the band later on after the previous two members had left the project earlier. To check out their earlier releases, go here.

Lucifer's underground 3 new live-limited singles
Lucifer's underground held their oneman yesterday, at which drummer Atuki (亜月) seceded. Today, they've announced their first activities as a 4-member band.

They've announced 3 new singles―unfortunately, they're live limited again ( ;∀;)

Ms,Amnesia no Akumu, Seida~saliva~(?), and Kurotsubasa no Tenshi will be released in May, June, and July, respectively. Each will cost 1,000 yen and be limited to 100 copies. (I'm not sure if they'll contain anything other than the title tracks, tho.)
LIN web shop 3/30 exclusives
From 21:00 JST yesterday, the LIN official web shop added several special items.

  • Bootleg live DVD, 13-piece set (19,440 yen / limited 1)
  • KISAKI ROCK AND READ cheki, 10-set (5,940 yen / limited 1)
  • LIN live backdrop (60×150 cm) (16,200 yen / limited 1)
  • LIN live backdrop (300×300 cm) (32,400 yen / limited 1)

The cheki set immediately sold, and the bootleg set has since sold as well. The two backdrops are still available (I'm sure lots of us would like to own them, but they're just so expensive!!).

Looks like the bootleg set has lots of First Period LIN lives. From what I can see:
- 2012.1.13 at Shibuya REX 「Birth of Eclipse」
- 2010.8.09 at Nagoya BOTTOM LINE 「拝啓勇様~麝香連理想~」
- 2011.5.05 at HOLIDAY OSAKA 「The Resonant -brave-」
AVANCHICK's live-limited rhythm CDs
AVANCHICK will hold birthday events for 篝-kagari- and Hyu-ga on 2016-04-08 and 2016-04-09, respectively. The band has just announced a two-type live-limited CD to be sold at those shows.

「Maniac」 will be released in two-types―kagari version and Hyu-ga version―each costing 1,000 yen and limited to 50 copies. Each CD contains three “rhythm version” (bass and drums only) songs selected by the namesake member.
chariots - togetoga PV + new live-limited single
With the announcement of a new PV and a new (distributed ;w;) single, chariots is already off to an exciting start!

The band has published the PV of their first single since their comeback, Togetoga! Looks like they had a lot of fun! You can view it here (or download it instead as it appears it'll be up for a limited time! 😉😁😉).

They've also announced a new single, Senkou (閃光), which will be distributed at their presents live, "more glitch reception vol.1" at Ikebukuro EDGE on April 15. The single is said to have two songs, but no further details have been announced yet. Attendees at the live will also receive a distributed booklet if they present their copy of Togetoga.
New project: Aidoll
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 limited sales for 3/8~3/10 lives
As expected, LIN will have limited goods/sales at their last lives on 2016-03-08~10 (with many DVDs, natch!):

  • The End of Corruption World 2010-2015
    ※ w/ live-limited privilege: 2-piece set of IC card stickers
  • original bag w/ random trading live DVD (4,000 yen / limited 50)
    ※ 7 live DVDs total, from 1st and 2nd periods
  • new design mirror (1,500 yen)
  • 2-piece set of that-day-limited cheki (1,000 yen)
  • 10-piece set of 1st Period LIN bootleg live DVDs (15,000 yen / limited 1)
  • 2-piece set of old cheki (1,000 yen)
  • old design muffler towel (2,000 yen)
  • old design mirror w/ sticker (1,500 yen)

As a reminder, their last live on 2016-03-20 will see a freely distributed t-shirt, and those who purchase a special ticket received an original parka. I assume there will be additional goods or sales limited to that day.
Minor news roundup 3/1
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:
  • 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
Lucifer's underground will release cover single
Lucifer's underground will release the live-limited single KoNO Yo NO HaTE/Asobi no Niwa on 2016-03-30.

Both songs appear to be AZALEA covers! Unfortunately, the CD is limited to only 100 copies :(
PISARRO release details
PISARRO has revealed details and covers of their one-coin singles, plus a fourth single!

PISARRO's three one-coin singles will be simultaneously released on 2016-04-07 through Shinjuku (新宿) littleHEARTS. and Tokyo (東京) Like an Edison. (Does that mean they won't be available through those stores' web shops?)

Customers who purchase all three singles will receive an artist photo of the band, with serial number on the back. This photo can be redeemed at the band's 2016-05-20 live to receive a fourth CD (their “0th single”). Please check PISARRO's discography for information on all 4 CDs.

(Alternate post title: we'll never hear any of these shits ;0;)
Minor news roundup 2/25
Here's some minor news:

  • 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]
    G. (TBA)
    B. Momonari Hajime (桃生 一) [ex-MONO (モノ)]
    D. Ryou (りょう) [ex-Blitz]

    Doshaburi (土砂降り)
    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.
  • PINOKIO is selling a new towel at the web shop of TaiKutSu?, his personal fashion brand.
  • 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.
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM last look, tracklist, & lineup
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM has revealed their final look.

They've also revealed the tracklist for their live-limited live DVD, CAST OFF, and revealed the opening act for their last live oneman, THE FINAL ACT, on 2016-02-21.
Minor news roundup 2/15
A quick news roundup before work. More to come:

  • LIN (SUI, KISAKI, & MIZALY) will appear on the 2016-02-24 edition of VISUAL Kei Tsuushin ・ Kai (ヴィジュアル系通信・改). Watch here.
  • Two session bands will appear at ALVION's last live oneman:
  • At the SUI&MIZALY (LIN) tribute oneman live on 2016-02-14, eight previously-unreleased live DVDs were sold. Each cost 3,000 yen; 7 were of Megaromania and 1 was of Metis Gretel. They all sold out immediately.
  • Drummer LEN (煉) of THE BLACK SWAN will release his first book, LEN to Kotetsu (煉と虎徹), on 2016-03-23. Of course it's a photo collection of his famous cat! On preorders alone, the book is the #1 bestseller in Amazon JP's “cat book” category, lol. (This will definitely be why TBS eventually breaks up, huh?)
  • MASKED RIDER SYSTEM will release their live-limited live DVD, CAST OFF, from 2016-02-20. I want it :(
  • Mis†ake sold an armband and face masks. They also freely distributed their custom tea.
    They also released a live-limited PV and a new single. Both are sold out.

    Their next live is a “oneman” on 2016-03-11:
Minor news roundup 1/31
Minor news roundup for 1/31:

  • ARLEQUIN, Black Gene For the Next Scene, GOTCHAROCKA, More, and PENTAGON, among others, have contributed comment videos in celebration of ViSULOG's 5th anniversary.
  • ARLEQUIN will hold a twoman with DEZERT:
  • ARLEQUIN will display their costumes from the Douke NO Hana (道化ノ華) era at visual shop Ai-Karyu (Ai-華龍) from 2016-01-30 through 2016-02-21.
  • AVANCHICK has begun selling their live DVD through the AOOS shop (it was previously only available through the band's own web shop).

    When buying from this store, the privilege is an L-sized artist photograph with printed signature/comment. (The official web shop version included a bonus offshot DVD instead.)
  • Black Gene For the Next Scene has revealed the tracklists for their best album, CHAOS MONSTER.

    Those who purchase the CLEAR type, and either of the other types, can mail in the title strips for a special unplugged/piano CD.
  • THE BLACK SWAN's drummer Len (煉) appeared on Nippon TELEVISION (日本テレビ) show Jinsei ga Kawaru 1 Funkan no Fuka II Hanashi (人生が変わる1分間の深イイ話).
  • ex-E'm ~grief~ Cecir has done some composing
  • 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.
  • More revealed the tracklist to their upcoming mini-album, PARADIGMA.
  • 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.

「the end of corruption world」 update: final privilege list
Ok, LIN announced a couple more privileges for their best album today. Here's the final list:

Btw, the previously-unspecified acoustic song from little HEARTS. is Monochrome -vanished ray-.

  • NEW ☞ lives only - signed 5-piece photoset from band's photography for official t-shirts
  • NEW ☞ HMV - original totebag
  • NEW ☞ fiveStars - 2015.10.18 live DVD + IC card case w/ LIN logo
  • official web shop - custom comment DVD of preferred member
  • ZEAL LINK - DVD of 2nd period LIN's first secret live on 2014-04-26
  • PureSound - 3-track live CD
    Purchased by Seraphim, will be shared
  • Brand X - 5-set of member comment DVDs + 6-photocard set
    Purchased by Lestat, will be shared
  • Like an Edison - re-recording CD 「As If Forever Exists. ~acoustic version~」 + signed cheki
    Purchased by hitsuji-hime, will be shared
  • little HEARTS. - re-recording CD 「Monochrome -vanished ray- ~acoustic version~」 + signed cheki
    Purchased by Danao, will be shared
  • TOWER RECORDS - new song CD 「for Lapis...」
    Purchased by inartistic, will be shared
  • CDJapan - NOTHING! Losers :(

Remember, if you need help purchasing a copy from fiveStars, ZEAL LINK, or PureSound, let me know... I'm willing to pay your service fees if it means a rip of the privilege will be shared❤
「the end of corruption world」 privilege sharing
Please comment or contact me if you want to coordinate privilege sharing for LIN's best box, the end of corruption world. (Cross-posted to Monochrome Heaven.)

If you purchase a copy from one of the stores below, and share a scan/rip of your privilege with us, we'll share ours with you. Also, for any store that requires shopping service, I'm willing to place the order for you through my shopping service and pay the service fee (tho you'll still have to pay for the CD + shipping to your house, obviously).

Here's the updated privilege list:
  • PureSound - 3-track live CD
  • Brand X - 5-set of member comment DVDs + 6-photocard set
    Purchased by Lestat, will be shared
  • ZEAL LINK - DVD of 2nd period LIN's first secret live on 2014-04-26
  • Like an Edison - Re-recording CD 「As If Forever Exists. ~acoustic version~」 + signed cheki
    Purchased by hitsuji-hime, will be shared
  • little HEARTS. - unspecified re-recording CD + signed cheki
    Purchased by Danao, will be shared
  • TOWER RECORDS - new song CD 「for Lapis...」
    Purchased by inartistic, will be shared
「the end of corruption world」 privileges
These are the privileges I've found so far... where will you purchase from? 'Cause all of these privileges are good, and I want to coordinate...!

MASKED RIDER SYSTEM live-distributed last single
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM will freely distribute their last single, aimless [the final shape], at their last live on 2016-02-21.
chariots rebirth in 2016
chariots has announced their revival!

The band will “thaw out” (解凍) and “rebirth” in 2016. Perennial support guests G. KAZ [ex-Ⅶ-Sense], B. Jin [ex-UnsraW], and D. Mikage [ex-Ⅶ-Sense] are now official members.

The band will freely distribute their new song, Togetoga (棘咎), through Like an Edison stores beginning on 2016-02-01. Their revival sponsored event live, more glitch reception vol.1, will be held on 2016-04-15.

⇒ chariots official website
⇒ chariots Twitter
THE BLACK SWAN 「OUSIA」 booklet delayed
Due to production delays, the OUSIA booklet will not be available at THE BLACK SWAN's 2016-01-05 oneman.

The booklet, which explains the world of the freely-distributed OUSIA -dispersed- album, was to be awarded to those who purchased a premium ticket to the oneman. However, the manufacturer is experiencing delays related to the holidays, and will not be able to provide the booklets in time.

Those who purchase a premium ticket will instead be given a voucher for the booklet, which can be redeemed at THE BLACK SWAN lives starting on 2016-01-17. As an additional apology, those customers will also receive a “lottery ticket.”


Kinda sucks, 'cause my friend is only going to the 2016-01-05 live, afaik ;(

Posts from 2015

Ren solo live and Mis†ake revival
Ren solo live and Mis†ake revival

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.
LIN cheki and session bootlegs
The LIN official web shop has been updated:

New 10-cheki-sets of each member are up. The first 20 people to purchase a set will further receive a bonus cheki. The band is also selling bootleg DVDs of CERO's 2014-12-01 session and the 2015-11-17 Shingen Kichi SPECIAL~PERMANENT BAND~ live. As usual, these are time- and quantity-limited.
THE BLACK SWAN full album tracklist up
THE BLACK SWAN has revealed the tracklist for their live-distributed full album, OUSIA-dispersed-.

There are 5 new songs in total:

It features the title tracks from their four singles, plus a new version of the live-distributed song [S]TRIPPER (with re-recorded guitar and bass, and a full remix). DEJECTED RAIN, a composition of guitarist MAKOTO (誠), is included with a new arrangement (than what is heard live). Although they don't mention which titles this applies to, the “ultra hard” first compositions of bassist RENA and guitarist ITSUKI (樹) are included, along with an 11 minute “musical life's masterpiece” by vocalist JIN (儿).

As a reminder, this album will be freely distributed to attendees of the band's 2016-01-05 special oneman, Judge the Value, at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA. Tickets have no set price―attendees are asked to pay, after the live, whatever amount they felt the performance was worth. Those who buy a 3,000 yen premium ticket will further receive an OUSIA booklet.

By the way, a live clip of the band will broadcast on TV channel TBS program TOKOTON Horisagetai! Ikimono ni THANK YOUU!! SP (トコトン掘り下げ隊!生き物にサンキュー!!SP) on 2015-12-23 from 18:30.
LIN time-limited bootleg DVDs and cheki
LIN has updated their official web shop with time-limited bootleg DVDs and limited-quantity cheki sets.

The bootleg DVDs are roughly 4,000~6,000 yen, and are available for order from 2015-12-06 through 2016-01-31. Their activity pause live is not included, so we can safely say now that there will be an official DVD release for that (or it will be included with the best album). Here's the list:
- 2015.09.13 Takadanobaba AREA
- 2015.10.27&28 SHIBUYA-REX (Halloween lives)
- 2015.10.30&31 OSAKA MUSE (Halloween lives)
- 2015.11.07 Umeda Zeela (oneman)
- 2015.11.08 Nagoya HOLIDAY NEXT (oneman)

They are also selling sets of 10 cheki for each member. Unspecified limited quantities of each set are available. Each set costs 5,940 yen.

official web shop
GOEMON RECORDS new year lucky bags
GOEMON RECORDS has announced its three-type (ARLEQUIN, PENTAGON, or GOEMON) 2016 New Year lucky bags.

Each bag is 9,999 yen and contains 8~10 items, including a ticket to one part of a special three-part event at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA on 2016-01-23. They will be available for order from 2015-12-01 through 2015-12-05.

The two artist bags will contain items of their namesakes, plus a ticket to that band's oneman portion of the 2016-01-23 event (so ARLEQUIN bag includes ARLEQUIN items + ticket to ARLEQUIN oneman). Meanwhile, the GOEMON bag includes items of both artists, plus a ticket to the vocalist shuffle twoman portion of the live, which will feature PENTAGON feat. Aki and ARLEQUIN feat. chizuru.

The lucky bags will ship on 2016-01-12.
LIN to release secret live DVDs
Welp, we saw this coming...

LIN will release two SECRET LIVE VIDEOS at guitarist CERO's birthday live, "Here's looking at me, kid Vol.2" at HOLIDAY OSAKA on December 1st. The first DVD will cost 3000 yen, and the second will cost 3500 yen. Both are limited to 15 copies each, but there's currently no word on the contents of the DVDs yet. We'll be sure to keep you updated.
Sherella's new distributed CD
Sherella will freely distribute a CD, Kyoukai no Kireta Sekai/Tsuki ni Ikiau, during their appearance at CERO's birthday event, Here's looking at me, kid Vol:2, at HOLIDAY OSAKA on 2015-12-01.

The band has uploaded a sample of the songs:

LIN last live special goods
LIN will sell several special items at their last live [before pausing activities] on 2015-11-22 at Shinjuku BLAZE―including some that are limited to 1 copy. Furthermore, customers who spend 4,000 yen will be allowed to take a photograph with the band (or favorite member). The band will also collaborate with visual shop Like an Edison for regular sales.

  • BOOTLEG LIVE DVD 2015.9.13 Takadanobaba AREA (4,000 yen / limited quantity)
  • KISAKI special lucky bag (10,000 yen / limited 1)
    ※ KISAKI's costume from 2015-11-17 live (see this post)
    ※ 10 videos (probably VHS) from KISAKI's personal collection―contains live footage of MIRAGE and Syndrome (originally produced for the bands' personal review)
    ※ CD-R containing rip of Levia's live-distributed demotape
    ※ more?
  • MIZALY special lucky bag (10,000 yen / limited 1)
    ※ contents undecided
  • new photoset (2,000 yen / set of 6 photos)

  • large artist photo
    (1,500 yen per photo / member comment & signature / A3-sized [29.7×42 cm / 11.69×16.54 in])

  • large group photo
    (2,000 yen / signed / A3-sized [29.7×42 cm / 11.69×16.54 in])

  • current cheki (1,000 yen per set of 2)
  • old cheki (1,000 yen per set of 2)
  • muffler towel (2,000 yen)
  • mirror w/ sticker (1,500 yen)
  • Chaotic Resistance double-sided poster (1,000 yen)
  • Memento-Mori ~Embrace of Utopia~ DVD (4,800 yen / only 10 copies available)

Visual shop Like an Edison will maintain a special booth before the live, at which old LIN releases can be purchased. Furthermore, customers who purchased either Dedicate to Graveyard or Sacred illusionism through the Tokyo branch of Like an Edison, and received a special coupon, can receive a signature on the booklet of that release, after the live.
THE BLACK SWAN live distributed full album
THE BLACK SWAN will freely distribute their full album, OUSIA-dispersed-, at their decide-your-price oneman, Judge the Value, on 2016-01-05 at Takadanobaba AREA.

The band will also make an important announcement at the live. *Please no disbandment*

As I previously reported, entry to the oneman is free, but customers are asked to pay “what they think the performance was worth” afterward. Everyone who attends will receive the full album. Those who purchase a “premium ticket” (3,000 yen) will further receive the luxurious booklet, which discloses “the world of OUSIA.”

The band has not mentioned if the album will also be sold in stores.

(If anyone's attending the live, I'll pay for the album + premium booklet!)

LIN limited-time webshop offers
LIN is offering two time-limited offers through their official web shop:

  • 2015-07-12 at ESAKA MUSE BOOTLEG LIVE DVD (3,780 yen / 50 min)
    ※ for sale 2015-09-28 22:00 through 2015-10-11 23:59
  • set of 10 past cheki (5,000 yen / random selection)
    ※ for sale 2015-09-28 22:00 through 2015-10-05 23:59
    ※ privilege is a custom comment DVD recorded by the member of your choice
RHEDORIC announces special privileges
RHEDORIC has announced some special privileges for those who purchase Jiggy 2nd Press through TOWER RECORDS:

  1. Anyone who brings the title strip to a November concert will receive 1,000 yen off the ticket price.
  2. Those who purchase from TOWER RECORDS will receive a bonus “cover single CD,” which contains 2 tracks (of 4 possible) of RHEDORIC covering a song from its members' previous bands. There's a TOTAL OBJECTION, Misery, Deshabillz, and carat track, although the band doesn't specify which songs were covered.
  3. Also limited to TOWER RECORDS: each customer will receive 1 random (of 5 possible) “Jiggy another Jacket”. These are alternative jackets; one designed by each member, and a special secret fifth.

I'd really like to get the cover CDs, especially the Deshabillz one ;_; Unfortunately, these privileges are only available in store. For a list of participating stores, see this tweet.
LIN's 「Dedicate to Graveyard」 PV is webshop privilege
This won't surprise those of you who guessed as much, but LIN's Dedicate to Graveyard PV is the new 5,000 yen purchase privilege at the band's official web shop, starting on 2015-09-12.
ALVION live-limited double-A-side single
ALVION will freely distribute a double-A-side single, ARROWS/BECOME A FOOL, at their oneman on 2015-10-11.
AVANCHICK × Synk;yet coupling single 「Kodoku to Tsumi」
AVANCHICK and Synk;yet will sell a live-limited coupling single during their coupling tour in December.

It features the song Maria by AVANCHICK, but with re-recorded vocals from Synk;yet's vocalist, and Messiah by Synk;yet with AVANCHICK's vocalist. As far as I know, the instrumentals haven't been touched.

I hope we get to hear this!
Recap of Ren (Tatoeba Konna Hanashi) 2015 activities
Here's a chronological recap of what Ren (Dali, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi, etc.) and his projects have been up to this year:

  • Tatoeba Konna Hanashi paused activities on 2015-03-27.
  • Tatoeba Konna Hanashi vocalist 真田 廉 (Sanada Ren) and bassist Takahashi Kento (高橋 研斗) then formed unit NOBEL LABEL (ノベルラベル), which played on 2015-04-19 and 2015-04-29.

    NOBEL LABEL (ノベルラベル)

  • At NOBEL LABEL's first live, the 5,000 yen purchase privilege was either: the unit's first demo CD-R, or a DVD-R of Tatoeba Konna Hanashi's encore from their oneman. The unit also sold their first photoset and badge set.

    NOBEL LABEL photoset

    NOBEL LABEL badge set

  • At NOBEL LABEL's second live, they sold their second badge set, and the 5,000 yen purchase privilege was a Tatoeba Konna Hanashi new song demo CD-R.

    NOBEL LABEL second badge set

  • Tatoeba Konna Hanashi members G. Ninna Kousuke (仁和 恒介), B. Takahashi Kento (高橋 研斗), and D. Kishihara Masami (岸原 雅巳) participated in the TOWER RECORDS “VISUAL LIFE Vol.1” project. It was basically a pamphlet featuring artists' comments (and some photos) that was awarded to those who purchased participating artists' CDs during 2015-05-12~2015-06-12.
  • On 2015-05-25, NOBEL LABEL held another live, and sold their third badge set.

    A new Mis†ake (Dali alter-ego band) “best album” was released at the live. Also, the 5,000 yen purchase privilege was either of these Dali live DVD-Rs:
    - 2012-10-28 Dali Halloween alter-ego session Happy☆Everyday (はっぴい☆えぶりでい)
    - 2012-08-08 Dali sponsored event

    NOBEL LABEL third badge set

  • Later in May, Dali made a few items available for mail-order through their official blog (despite being disbanded). The band's last live DVD and last original CD were available, along with the aforementioned Mis†ake best album. (See this page for instructions.)
  • Apparently, Takahashi Kento (高橋 研斗) became absent (seceded? became too busy?) from NOBEL LABEL some time in June?

    The unit held its first sponsored event, Shimesu EMOTION 3 (示すエモーション), on 2015-06-19 at Ash OSAKA. ex-paradeis guitarist Ao (碧) acted as support. The unit sold their fourth badge set.

    NOBEL LABEL fourth badge set

  • LOTMAN's 2013 mini-album was made available for mail-order through the Tatoeba Konna Hanashi blog on 2015-06-22.
  • At NOBEL LABEL's 2015-07-23 live, the unit sold its fifth badge set, and the 5,000 yen purchase privilege was a demo CD-R of Tatoeba Konna Hanashi's seventh unnamed song. ex-tomodachi bassist Io (伊緒) acted as support.

    NOBEL LABEL fifth badge set

  • On 2015-08-07, vocalist Sanada Ren (真田 廉) held his first solo live during a twoman with umbrella. umbrella to Sanada Ren (umbrellaと真田 廉) was held at Minamihorie (南堀江) SOCORE FACTORY.

    At the live, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi's first USB collection, USB oh! memory, was sold for 4,000 yen. It contained:
    - demo of Tatoeba Konna Hanashi's eighth untitled song
    - acoustic demo of Tatoeba Konna Hanashi song ed
    - lyrics
    - flyer images from 2013~2015 (6 total)
    - photos from 2013~2015 (19 total)

    Sanada Ren (真田 廉) vs umbrella Sanada Ren (真田 廉)


Also, the Tatoeba Konna Hanashi official website has closed... Ren stays messy and impossible to follow, unfortunately ;x. I've personally given up trying to get Tatoeba (etc.) releases, but it's nice to know that Ren is still chugging along and having fun, somewhere.
ARLEQUIN live DVDs and REALies last live DVD released
In September, ARLEQUIN and REALies will release their live DVDs.

ARLEQUIN will release two live DVDs on 2015-09-25, of their oneman on 2015-04-26 and 2015-08-09―each is 5,500 yen and available at shops.

REALies will release their last live oneman DVD on 2015-09-22, but it will cost 7,500 yen and is only available through the GOEMON RECORDS web shop.
News roundup 8/11
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)
  • REALies sold this towel. Rest in peace, REALies!
  • 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.
LIN's Visual Festival 2015
LIN will appear alongside other visual kei bands for not only one visual festival, but two this year!
  • First, the band appeared at the event, 「V-BAND 祭」 ~SUMMER FESTIVAL 2015~ at Shibuya REX on July 31, alongside HERO, MeteoroiD, Black Gene for the Next Scene, Souiumono, BLaive, etc. They will then perform for the next three days of the event at Osaka MUSE on August 7, at Nagoya E.L.L on August 9, and at Tsutaya O-WEST on August 14.
  • Then, later on October 18, they will appear alongside other visual kei bands from all over Japan and from other countries for the Visual Unite sponsored World Visual Festival at Shibuya SOUND MUSEUM VISION. Familiar faces include UCHUSENTAI:NOIZ, Jin-Machine, Scarlet Valse, and NINJAMAN JAPAN, while the foreign bands participating are DIE/MAY (from Sweden and Finland, consisting of ex-Seremedy members *cringes*), DNR (Dreams Not Reality) (from Italy and Germany), and MaleRose (from Thailand). The video that showcases the participating bands can be viewed below.

  • LIN will also be making a guest appearance at the SAITAMA Summer Rock Festival on August 11-12. Other bands performing will include THE BLACK SWAN, Devil Kitty, AVANCHICK, and VARYL.
  • In other news, they have also sold some bootleg DVDs at their live at Shibuya REX on July 31. The live footage featured are from their performances at Meguro Rokumeikan on June 30 and at Takadanobaba AREA on July 1. The DVDs were 3000 yen each.

Oneness last live DVD
Oneness will release a DVD of their disbandment oneman. The DVD will be released through the Double River Record official web shop on 2015-09-16, but those who order before 2015-08-31 will receive a privilege DVD with footage from the band's ITAZURA no SUSUME (イタズラのススメ) tour.
AVANCHICK new look
AVANCHICK have revealed their new look, and should be announcing a new release soon. In the mean time, three small bits of news:

  • The name of their previously-announced coupling tour with Synk;yet is Kodoku to Tsumi (孤独と罪). The tour will kick off on 2015-12-01 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE.
  • Vocalist NOAH will appear as guitarist in a session band on 2015-11-18 (along with Dead Children bassist Ray):
  • Those who earn a certain amount of points (3,000 yen per point) on the AVANCHICK pointcard will receive a privilege DVD (contents unknown). Other privileges include photos with the band, cheki, etc.
LIN bootleg DVD sale end
LIN recently put two bootleg live DVDs for sale through their official web shop. The end of the acceptance period for orders has been announced as 2015-07-27. If you were interested in those DVDs, better get them now!
LIN to sell Syndrome VHS
LIN will sell a Syndrome live-recording VHS―yes, VHS―at their live today. The video features footage from Syndrome's 2001-10-13 live at Amagasaki (尼崎) LIVE SQUARE.

The band says that quantities are limited, but I assume that they mean “limited to 1 copy”. Right? Because if KISAKI is selling multiple hand-made copies of the same VHS 😒... At any rate, boooo that none of us will be able to buy it.
LIN new bootleg DVDs and SUI×MIZALY session
LIN has released two new bootleg live DVDs from last month. The first features the band's Rame cosplay live and their appearance at an Ains event. The second features two dates from the Blazing Trianglum tour; including the show at which they announced their pause, and the show at which they performed in street clothes due to misplacing their costumes.

Also, the second guitarist, bassist, and drummer have been announced for the SUI×MIZALY session on 2015-09-25:
Vasalla × WITH SEXY twoman live DVD
Legendary Soleil/Matina bands Vasalla and WITH SEXY held their one-day-revival twoman on 2015-05-30. This week, after a brief countdown on their OHP, the bands announced that a live DVD of the performance will be available! Details are TBA.
PENTAGON new singles and PEN COLLE part two 「TETSUKIZU」 plan
PENTAGON will release their new single, Hijiki to KARAAGE (ひじきとカラアゲ), on 2015-09-02 in 5 types (one for each members). Further details TBA. The band has also announced details of their special program: TETSUKIZU Matsuri (テツキズ祭).

  • The band gives an explanation about TETSUKIZU―鉄絆, it means “iron bonds”―but it's super-typical BS about the ~unbreakable bonds~ between fans and band members, friends and family, etc.
  • PENTAGON will collaborate with NICO Visu (ニコびじゅ), the visual kei branch of video service NICO NICO:

    On 2015-08-25, the band will hold their “research recital” (live), PENTAGON no Jiyuukenkyuu Happyoukai (ペンタゴンの自由研究発表会), at Ikebukuro (池袋) P'PARCO. Tickets are 3,000 yen and will be distributed randomly to those who form an orderly line at the venue on the day of the concert. After the show, attendees will be allowed to take a photo with the band, and will also receive a signed photo as a present.

    On the same day, at 16:00 JST, PENTAGON will appear on NICO Visu, streaming worldwide. I assume this is just a talk session
  • Later that day, the band will hold their live, TETSUKIZU Matsuri ~Oretachi no Tetsukizu~ (テツキズ祭~俺たちの鉄絆~), at Toshima Koukaidou (豊島公会堂).
  • After the success of the PENTAGON-designed parka, the band has announced their t-shirts and sailor shirts. The shirts will be sold at the web shop from 2015-06-15 through 2015-06-20. And of course, fans attending the TETSUKIZU activities are encouraged to wear them!
  • The new single will be pre-sold at Toshima Koukaidou and the nearby Like an Edison, on 2015-08-25. Those who purchase 3 types on that day will receive a privilege DVD with two live recordings from the band's first oneman. Those who purchase all 5 types will receive a DVD with the same two live recordings plus a third live recording.
THE BLACK SWAN new single―and more
THE BLACK SWAN finished their oneman, and have made several announcements. First: their new-maxi single, Kagune (赫音), will be released in August. Lovely boys that they are, they've already uploaded a PV preview (it looks great as usual ❤):

  • THE BLACK SWAN has announced special oneman live to be held in 2016... There's no set ticket price―fans can pay whatever they want, after the show, based on what they think the band's performance was worth. Pretty brave, and cool!
  • The band has also announced another threeman live:
  • At the aforementioned threeman lives, a free present will be distributed to attendees. I'm still not sure what the present is... However, attendees who bring their ticket stubs from the band's 2015-05-22 threeman, to the 2015-08-24 threeman, will receive a random type (TYPE-N, TYPE-A, or TYPE-K) of Nazo no Enban (謎の円盤). If I remember correctly, the previous Nazo no Enban turned out to be a comment video, so I assume that's what this is.
  • It seems that THE BLACK SWAN has formed their alter-ego band, “THE WHITE SWAN” (seen in the photo above). It seems that THE WHITE SWAN will “hijack” certain upcoming THE BLACK SWAN lives.
  • At their oneman today, the band held a special raffle (one turn cost 3,000 yen, or was free with purchase of the band's previous maxi-single). Available presents were satsueikai with the band, unspecified goods, purikura, or copies of previously live-distributed items. THE BLACK SWAN also sold a special 6-piece trading card photoset for 1,500 yen.
  • I'm not sure if I ever mentioned it, but THE BLACK SWAN was recently added to the VISUAL CRUSADE digital trading card game.
KISAKI will appear in a special talk DVD awarded to those who preorder THOGO's (ex-DEFLOWER, etc.) upcoming single from the Shinjuku branch of TOWER RECORD.
Oneness to release memorial pamphlet set
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.
Vasalla × WITH SEXY limited collection album detailed
Legendary bands Vasalla and WITH SEXY will hold their one-day revival twoman, Reminiscence of LOVE INSANE, on 2015-05-30 at Ikebukuro EDGE. At that live, the bands will release a compilation album featuring remastered versions of rare demotape songs. Check the Collection of LOVE INSANE page for the tracklist.

SYO tweeted that this album will make it easier to hear rare WITH SEXY songs which are otherwise only available through super expensive auctions... kind of ironic since this CD will probably be available only through super expensive auctions, hehe
LIN to stop selling current bootleg DVDs
LIN will stop selling certain bootleg live DVDs through their web shop at 2015-04-30 23:59 JST. The following items will be unavailable for purchase after that time:

  • LIN - 2014-07-20 Rin・ne・ten・sei~Cry-Max Pleasure 2014~
  • LIN - 2014-08-21 Summer Cup Tour~Ikuzee!!~
  • LIN - 2014-08-14 / 2014-08-15
  • LIN - 2014-10-29 V-BAND Matsuri ~HALLOWEEN PARTY 2014~
  • LIN - 2014-11-16 HELL ON EARTH
  • LIN - 2014-11-22
  • LIN - 2014-11-29 Infinite ~Gekishin no Toki~
  • MIRAGE - 2012-03-31
  • MIRAGE - 2014-03-16
  • MIRAGE - 2014-03-21
  • MIRAGE - 2014-03-22
Sherella OHP renewed
Sherella's website has been renewed to reflect the secession of bassist Yu (ゆ), and to give some details about the band's “story”.

I also want to take a second to clarify about their first single: originally, it was a normal single called Banda della marcia, but it's been changed to a freely-distributed song called Kara no Jikan. Just FYI~
KARMA=SHENJING will freely distribute a 5 track CD at their upcoming live on 2015-03-20 at LIVE HOUSE D'. Unfortunately, the contents/details are unknown at this time :(

It seems that their first revival live, on 2015-03-01, was a success, as you can tell by the fan-packed image above!
NEOLOGI support members and distributed item
NEOLOGI has lined up support musicians for its 2015-02-18 and 2015-03-11 lives. The band has also announced that it will distribute a new song, Queen, at its 2015-03-11 live.

Current NEOLOGI lineup:
【V. pami. [NEOLOGI] / G. Asami [NEOLOGI] / Sp G. Mashu (茉柊) [ex-De≠light] / Sp B. Tokyo Tarou (東京 太郎) [閃-hirameki-] / Sp D. Sizuru (静流) [閃-hirameki-]】
Paranoid≠circuS 2nd anniversary lives and distributed CD
Paranoid≠circuS has announced their 2nd anniversary celebration session event and oneman! The lives will be held in March, and a CD will be distributed at the oneman. Details below:
Latest LIN bootleg live DVDs
LIN has added a few more 1-copy-limited bootleg DVDs to its web shop today:

And as always, they've added several sets of 10 cheki (limited 1 each) which sold out immediately.
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi lucky bags and limited goods
Here are a few Tatoeba Konna Hanashi updates:

  • The distributed CD at their 2015-02-21 anniversary oneman will be a re-recorded version of Zagyou Now.
  • Tatoeba Konna Hanashi lucky bags were sold at the band's 2014-12-25 and 2014-12-31 lives. For 5,000 yen each, each bag contained a calendar, masks, and cheki, plus a few of the following: cheki, shirt, notebook, live DVD, or CD-R.

    Lucky bags can also be purchased as of 2015-01-05 by emailing (limited 10 sets).
  • At their 2014-12-25 live, the privilege for spending 5,000 yen was 2014-12-21 live DVD Part 1. The privilege for spending 10,000 yen was Part 2 of that DVD.

    New photosets were also sold at that live.
LIN twoman tour with AvelCain
LIN will hold their twoman tour with AvelCain, the end of envy, on 2015-03-16, 24, and 25. There will be a large session at the end of each live, and a sticker will be freely distributed to attendees.

Also, LIN's DVD Sacred illusionism ~Battle Revival~ VOL:3 was awarded to those who spent 4,000 yen at lives beginning on 2014-12-28.

Posts from 2014


GOEMON RECORDS has re-opened its official web shop. In addition to laaaaame things like Santa cheki of your favorite bands, the web shop will feature two cool lucky bags:

“DIAMOND lucky bag” on sale 2015-01-20 for 11,111 yen:

  • REALies 2014-03-19 oneman live DVD
  • ARLEQUIN 2014-07-26 oneman live DVD
  • Call Me 2014-12-13 oneman live DVD
  • previously unreleased New Year song by GOEMON BAND
  • signed poster featuring all 3 bands
  • 7~8 “luxurious” items (including t-shirts, etc.)

“ARLEQUIN lucky bag” on sale 2014-12-15 for 11,111 yen:

  • ARLEQUIN oneman ticket
  • offshot photo 2015 calendar
  • t-shirt, towel, signed flyer, etc., with exclusive designs
  • 7~8 “luxurious” items

Be sure to keep an eye on the web shop, as this shit is sure to sell out quickly―especially the ARLEQUIN stuff; their fans are voracious!
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM live distributed demo and member loss
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM will freely distribute their new song, Helter Skelter (prototype), demo version through their goods tables at lives beginning on 2014-12-16. A CM for the new song can be viewed below:

By the way, bassist Mikoto (美琴) was “temporarily absent” due to the disbandment activities of his previous band (Vallquar). However, MASKED RIDER SYSTEM has launched their new website (, and Mikoto is absent from the member lineup. It appears he may have left the band officially.
LIN first full length live DVD
LIN has announced the release of their first full-length live DVD! Sacred illusionism, which contains footage from the 2014-08-31 oneman of the same name, will be released on 2015-01-20. The DVD can be pre-ordered for 4,800 yen from the band's official web shop. Check here for the tracklist~
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi updates
  • Guitarist Niwa Kousuke (仁和 恒介) temporarily paused band activities on 2014-09-21 due to his spontaneous pneumothorax (自然気胸). He was able to return on 2014-10-29―however, on 2014-11-30 his symptoms reappeared and so the band will continue with only 3 members for now.
  • Vocalist Sanada Ren (真田 廉) mentioned in his locked blog post that he wonders if guitarist Niwa Kousuke will return at all... Niwa Kousuke might be demoted to support member only, or replaced with support members, as the band needs at least one guitarist.
  • Sanada Ren also mentioned that the band's first anniversary oneman on 2015-02-21 is not selling very well.
  • Beginning on 2014-11-20, those who reserved tickets for 2014-12-21 twoman received demo + bonus track CD-R will be sold.
  • 5,000 yen purchase privilege on 2014-11-30 was comment DVD-R or 2014-11-12 live DVD-R.
  • At 2014-12-02 live at Ash OSAKA, customers who spent 5,000 yen could receive 2014-10-30 live DVD or 2014-11-12 live DVD. New photosets were also sold there.
  • Their December stampcard campaign began on 2014-12-02. Those who receive 5 stamps (go to 5 lives) within the month will receive a new song demo CD-R. Those who receive 6 stamps will receive hatsumoude (初詣)―I guess there will be a band + fan trip to a shrine in 2015.
Lilith announces live-limited
Although ARCADIA isn't even out yet, Lilith has announced their 5th EP! Well, it's actually a one-track live-limited single called Mr.Frxxk, which will be sold at lives beginning on 2015-01-24. (Does that really meet the definition of an EP? ♪)

In the mean time, Lilith has shared their new look (above), and has uploaded another CM for ARCADIA:

FOODED SEAL announces releases
FOODED SEAL will sell their live-limited single Koko kara Fuyugeshiki (ここから冬景色) on 2014-12-01, and will freely distribute their live-limited single WE CAN LOVE on 2015-01-18.

The band will upload their song Can't Happoubijin (Can't 八方美人) to their OHP on 2014-12-01.

LIN web shop temporary order privilege
LIN will award those who spend 5,000 yen at the official web shop, from 2014-11-10~30, a present photo of the band's maid outfits from their Halloween live.

In addition, the band has sold several 1-copy-limited cheki sets (10 cheki / 5,400 yen) of each member. (CERO and YUSHI have had fewer sets, as theirs don't sell out often, lol.) Of course they've also had several 1-copy-limited bootleg DVDs, which will be added to their discography.

Currently, you can still buy two MIRAGE limited revival bootleg DVDs.
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi's latest distributed DVD
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi awarded this DVD to customers of 5,000 yen at today's live. By the way, they also began selling new photosets as of this live.
News roundup 10/21
Here's a roundup of the latest news related to ARLEQUIN, ISORA, VARYL, SIVA, E'm ~grief~, LIN, MASKED RIDER SYSTEM, and Vior gloire.

  • ARLEQUIN will begin their latest collaboration with Like an Edison on 2014-10-20. Like before, it includes special instores, shopping bags, etc., but more importantly, they'll distribute a new song called Ichijiku (無花果). Also like before, Like an Edison is an asshole, so this only applies in store; web orders won't include the distributed CD.
  • VARYL (ex-Visage vocalist new band) will release their maxi-single, Aitou (哀悼), in 2015. Their celebration event, Kaihou Junrei -Daiisshou- (解放巡礼 -第一章-), will be on 2015-01-23 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE.

  • Here's a sample from MASKED RIDER SYSTEM's upcoming single:

  • Soon-to-disband super indie band, Emlibeur, released their first (and last) single on 2014-10-19. Interestingly, they thanked ex-Vior gloire vocalist shall in the credits, so I guess he helped them somehow :) Here's a sample of some other songs from them, just for kicks:

  • LIN is in Vol.15 of Chinese visual magazine VISUALZINE.
  • ISORA will hold their threeman, Butterfly Effect, with DISGUST and CielGrave on 2014-12-05 at LIVE HOUSE D'.
  • ex-SIVA session Bakemonogo (化物語) will appear on 2014-10-28 with the lineup:
    【V. KAIRI (カイリ) [ex-SIVA] / G. HIKARU (ヒカル) [THE GALLO] / G. Narumi (成海) [ex-Bergerac] / B. Mayu (真悠) [ex-HALCION (ハルシオン)] / D. aki [ex-E'm ~grief~, etc.]】
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi new maxi-single and oneman
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi will release their new maxi-single, 11min no AUDITORIUM (11minのオーディトリアム), sometime in 2015. They will also hold their oneman, 90min no AUDITORIUM (90minのオーディトリアム), on 2015-02-21, at which their new distributed CD will be released.

first anniversary oneman 90min no AUDITORIUM (90minのオーディトリアム)
2014-02-21 at OSAKA RUIDO
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (oneman)

※ unspecified CD will be freely distribute to attendees

Tatoeba Konna Hanashi discography
AiM MaiM first single, new look, and king zeebra events!
Kikangentei project-AiM MaiM- has announced their first single, Aimai CUARTET (曖昧カルテット)!! The live-limited CD will be released on 2014-12-22 and will feature 3 songs. The band has also revealed their new logo and new look (above).

Furthermore, king zeebra has announced its two new events:

king zeebra presents OSAKA VISUAL SPIRITS vol.1
2014-11-20 at Nishikujou (西九条) BRAND NEW
ISORA / countdown / Benizemi (紅蝉) / Magistina Saga / (REIRA (レイラ) session) / (others TBA)

king zeebra presents 【Shimauma Seiyamatsuri 2014】 ~AiM MaiM no RECOhatsu mo Oiwaishiyouzu!~ (【しまうま聖夜祭2014】 ~曖ム昧ムのレコ発もお祝いしようず!~)
2014-12-22 at Nishikujou (西九条) BRAND NEW
Riddle=Dect (opening act) / Kikangentei project-AiM MaiM- / umbrella / Benizemi (紅蝉) / AL / Milia∞ / ISAURA / 無玄-MUKURO- / countdown

※ “ISAURA” is ISORA's DIAURA cover session

remembrance first maxi-single
remembrance has announced the details of their first maxi-single, which will be sold only at their live on 2014-10-09. It turns out that the release, rebirth, will feature covers of shall's previous bands (including Vior gloire!) Unfortunately for us, I don't expect the release to be available for ordering online.
LIN latest distributed DVDs
Those who spent 4,000 yen at LIN's 2014-10-05 received a DVD with two more songs from their 2014-06-01 oneman live. (Two different songs from the same live were on this DVD.) Furthermore, the band's Twitter mentions that bootleg live DVDs were on sale at that live (4,000 yen each), but doesn't say whether they're new or previously-released.

Check out LIN's extensive distributed DVD discography
Paranoid≠circuS new live-limited releases
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).
First live-limited release from remembrance
remembrance will hold its next event, INDEED...3, on 2014-10-13 at Osaka (大阪) BRAND NEW. shall has further mentioned that they're recording, and he expects to release a live-limited CD some time in October.
THE BLACK SWAN PV sample, 1st oneman, and distributed CD
THE BLACK SWAN has posted a PV sample from their upcoming single, THE HOPELESS. It sounds really great! They also announced their first oneman and distributed CD(?).

Their oneman will be on 2015-01-04 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE. It's called...: THE HOPELESS WORLD ~Kingashinnen, Sukuisama no nai Sekai ni Nageku, Skuisama no nai Subete no 「Kimi」he~ (THE HOPELESS WORLD ~禁賀新年、救い様の無い世界に嘆く、救い様の無い全ての「君」へ~)

Those who attend will receive the band's freely distributed Nazo no Enban (謎の円盤) (“mysterious disc”) in TYPE-T, B, or S. (Which type each customer gets is completely random.) I'm not sure if the disc contains a song, a comment, a video, or...
LIN limited items at 2014-09-13&15
At their lives on 2014-09-13 and 2014-09-15, LIN will sell several limited items:

  • “MIZAKO & CEROTASU” message DVD (limited 20 / 4,000 yen)
  • BOOTLEG DVD PART:2 (limited 1 / 5,000 yen)
  • BOOTLEG DVD PART:1 (limited 1 / 6,000 yen)
  • SPECIAL lucky bags (limited 3 / 10,000 yen) - includes 10 CDs & DVDs, member's worn yukata (SUI / CERO / YUSHI), set of 8 aloha cheki (all members included), goods, and member's personal belonging (SUI / CERO / YUSHI)
  • KISAKI cheki set (limited 1 / 5,000 yen) - 11 cheki, KISAKI's worn yukata, his hawaiian shirt, and personal belonging
  • MIZALY cheki set (limited 1 / 5,000 yen) - 11 cheki, MIZALY's worn yukata, his hawaiian shirt, and personal belonging
  • Yukata message DVD - included with “past cheki” set (2 old cheki / 1,000 yen); may ask for message DVD of favorite member; two types for each member (10 in total).
LIN latest bootleg DVDs
LIN has upped another batch of 1-copy-limited bootleg live DVD-Rs to their official web shop today: MIRAGE 1, 2, 3, and Kisaki & Kansai Kizoku.
LIN official web shop updates
LIN's official web shop has had a number of updates (namely, a metric shit-ton of 1-copy-limited bootleg live DVDs). So here's a little roundup:

  • The shop's first shipments of items began on 2014-08-13. After the slow first weeks, items should now ship in real time.
  • Over 15+ bootleg DVDs (1-copy-limited, 3,240 yen each) have been added in spurts. The DVDs mostly feature MIRAGE, but also Syndrome, LIN, and Kisaki & Kansai Kizoku. Check their respective discography pages for full details.
  • Signed versions of LIN's poster and KISAKI's poster are now sold out. For now, any posters that are purchased will be unsigned.
  • Shirts and stickers from their threeman with RAPES and ROSENFELD are on sale.
carat's DJ remixes
carat will release two remix CDs as a privilege for purchasing their 2014-08-27 anniversary singles at select stores. The remix CDs are performed by “DJ Naruka”, the alter-ego of drummer Naruka.

Each single will bring one remix track, with two available in total. Full details here.
LIN to distribute message DVD
At their 2014-08-28 live, LIN will award a message DVD, recording during their visit to Taiwan, to the first 10 people to spend 3,500 yen on their goods.

Full details here.
GOEMON RECORDS new band: Call Me
GOEMON RECORDS has announced its new, limited-time, medical-themed band, Call Me!

Call Me
V. 千吊-chizuru-
B. 眠花-minpha-
Support G. 拓-taku-
Support D. 篤輝-murasaki- [ex-VARED (support)]
Mascot. PENTAGON (ペンタゴン)

Call Me will hold its formation live on 2014-09-15 at TSUTAYA O-WEST. The bassist's birthday live will be held on 2014-11-24, and, after that, Call Me will hold their disbandment(?) oneman on 2014-12-13.

In the mean time, Call Me will begin free distribution of their first (only?) single, OMUKAE (オムカエ). It will be limited to 10,000 copies and available exclusively in Like an Edison stores. You can already hear the title track, in full, below:

GOEMON RECORDS Presents Call Me formation live OMUKAE (オムカエ)
2014-09-15 at TSUTAYA O-WEST
Call Me / REALies / ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) (guest) / heidi. / DEZERT / Black Gene For the Next Scene / (TBA)

眠花-minpha- BIRTHDAY 3 MAN Min≠zai (眠≠罪)
2014-11-24 at Ikebukuro (池袋) BlackHole
Call Me / ARLEQUIN / REALies

GOEMON RECORDS presents Call Me disbandment oneman Botsu (没)
2014-12-13 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE
Call Me

FOODED SEAL new look and first release?
FOODED SEAL announced their new lineup the other day. Now, they've released their official group photo (above), changed their logo, and opened their new OHP (.net instead of .com).

They've also mentioned that they'll distribute a CD with unspecified contents at Masami's birthday event. Not sure if it's a song or what...

Oh, and by the way: ex-FOODED SEAL guy Sayuki joined ViV.

Artist page OHP
LIN official web shop, blog, and Twitter open
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) have opened their official blog, official Twitter (@LIN_V_OFFICIAL), and official web shop. In true KISAKI fashion, the web shop already has a number of exclusives, including a bunch of 1-limited releases we'll never see 8|

As I've mentioned previously, those who purchase both types of Chaotic Resistance via the official web shop will receive a re-recording of Metamorphose. Those who spend 5,000 yen (buying both singles isn't enough) will further receive a DVD with the PV for Sacred Xanadu. Those who spend 8,000 yen will receive free shipping.

The 1-limited items I mentioned are all bootleg DVDs, mostly around 3,500 yen each. There have been about 10 so far, and all are sold out already. MIRAGE lives, Syndrome lives, Matina sessions, 1st period LIN lives... ;_; In addition to that, the shop is selling limited goods such as photosets, Slander Crime, etc.
LIN roundup
LIN's (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) new single, Chaotic Resistance, is out now. What did you think about it? While we wait for announcement of another release, here's a roundup of minor LIN news:

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Latest Tatoeba distributed items
Here's a list this month's Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) live-limited items:

  • 2014-07-01 [5,000 yen]:
    DVD of 6/16 live (mailed to attendees of that live)
    + group cheki
    + unspecified bonus
  • 2014-07-04 [5,000 yen]:
    MVL demo CD
    + Sarasa RANGER figurine
  • 2014-07-11 [5,000 yen]:
    DVD of 7/4 live
    -or- MVL demo CD
    -or- member's scarf + badge
  • 2014-07-15 [5,000 yen]:
    DVD of 7/11 live
    -or- DVD of 7/4 live
  • 2014-07-15 [attend 7/11&15 shows]:
    new song 4 demo CD
  • 2014-07-22 [5,000 yen]:
    DVD of 7/15 live
    -or- DVD of 7/4 live
    + unspecified bonus
  • 2014-07-23 [5,000 yen]:
    DVD of 7/22 live + oneman announcement
    -or- member's costume
    + unspecified bonus

Please check the Tatoeba Konna Hanashi discography for more info.

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.

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

News roundup 7/10
Here's the latest news, featuring ex-chariots, carat (カラット), ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト), ex-ClearVeil, KISAKI, LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-), Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし), ex-Vasalla (覇叉羅), and more:

  • An ex-ClearVeil members' session will perform on 2014-09-29:

    Shachihoko ROCKER'S (鯱鉾ROCKER'S)
    【V. HIRO (ヒロ) [ex-EAT YOU ALIVE] / G. Takaki (貴樹) [DEATHGAZE] / G. Nozomi (希) [ex-ClearVeil ~ carat] / B. HISAYOSHI [ex-ClearVeil] / D. Yuize (ゆいぜ) [ex-ASS'n'ARRow]】
  • LIN song Sacred Xanadu was ranked #1 in downloads via INDIES OFFICIAL SOUND last week. The song was #2 the week previous and is #2 this week as well.
  • LIN sell special cheki sets at their live today. Each set costs 5,000 yen and contains 11 cheki, and includes some bonus purikura.
  • NANIWA V has revealed its official mascots (which were decided via designers' contest): Hirokuma (ひろくま) [a bear based on FEST VAINQUEUR bassist HIRO] and Kisakirin (きさきりん) [a giraffe based on KISAKI].

  • The first 100 people who purchase LIN goods at lives will receive PROMOTION DVD 「Chaotic Resistance」. According to the photo in this post, I'm guessing that it's a live clip or live footage PV?
  • Paranoid≠circuS' latest single, Chikonka (鎮魂歌) is now on sale. By the way, if I haven't mentioned it yet, they're signed to ex-DAS:VASSER label ELE-MUSIC!
  • Paranoid≠circuS drummer YUSURA (ユスラ) seems to have left the band on 2014-05-21, due his mental instability caused by an accident he was involved in. The band announced that it seems implausible for him to continue band activity, although this wasn't a 100% concrete statement.
  • As always, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi have a bunch of live-limited stuff going on: demo single MVL, 2014-07-04 live DVD, new song CD-R, scarf + member badge set... Check the Tatoeba Konna Hanashi discography for full information.
  • ZI:KILL cover session band featuring ex-chariots, CindyKate (シンディケイト), and Vasalla members will perform on 2014-08-11 and 2014-08-28:

    G:K (on 2014-08-11)
    【V. ToshiA / G. KAIE (カイエ) [ex-Vasalla ~ KISSBULLET] / B. LEAYA [ex-Vasalla ~ L.S.K] / D. MIKAGE [ex-chariots support ~ etc.]】

    G:K (on 2014-08-28)
    【V. ToshiA / G. KAIE (カイエ) [ex-Vasalla ~ KISSBULLET] / B. LEAYA [ex-Vasalla ~ L.S.K] / D. Masami (雅美) [ex-CindyKate ~ FOODED SEAL]】
Chaotic Resistance privileges
The privileges for upcoming LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) single Chaotic Resistance have been announced:
  • At lives
    【Usual & Kansai types】 two posters
  • OFFICIAL WEB SHOP (to open on 2014-08-01)
    【Usual & Kansai types】 Metamorphose RERECORDING CD
  • CDJapan
    【Usual】 poster
    【Usual】 photoset 【Kansai】 comment DVD (member introductions)
  • HMV
    【Usual】 photoset 【Kansai】 comment DVD (members' reasons for joining)
  • Like an Edison
    【Usual】 Chaotic Resistance LIVE VER CD + cheki 【Kansai】 Metamorphose LIVE VER CD
    【Usual】 Chaotic Resistance LIVE VER CD + cheki 【Kansai】 Sincerely LIVE VER CD
  • PureSound
    【Usual】 Chaotic Resistance LIVE VER CD + cheki 【Kansai】 comment DVD (members' like and dislikes)
  • Brand X
    【Usual】 Chaotic Resistance LIVE VER CD + cheki
  • Jishuban Club
    【Usual】 Metamorphose LIVE VER CD + cheki
  • little hearts.
    【Usual】 comment DVD (members' impressions of Nagoya and MIZALY skit)
  • fiveStars
    【Usual】 comment DVD (members discuss KISAKI) + cheki

KISAKI had actually released this information earlier in the week, but that post was taken down. I know for sure that the original web shop privilege was going to be a rerecording of Silent To My Pain instead, but it looks like they changed their mind. I think there were other changes as well, but I'm not sure...

By the way, LIN's official web shop is supposed to open on 2014-08-01, and those who spend 5,000 yen will receive the full PV for Sacred Xanadu. Furthermore, those who spend 8,000 yen will receive free shipping. It looks like the shop will further feature reduced-price 1st period LIN items, as well as occasional rare Matina/bootleg items.

LIN artist page LIN discography
THE BLACK SWAN tracklisting
THE BLACK SWAN has revealed the cover and tracklisting for their first single, 「Kurochou」 (「黒聴」). The live-limited single will go on sale on 2014-06-27.

Here's the band's music sample, if you missed it:

BALA★NCE change
New Sanada Ren (真田 廉) project BALA★NCE has made a change to yesterday's announcement: instead of a comment CD, those who spend 5,000 yen at their live will receive a live DVD recorded on that day (to be shipped at a later date). They've also uploaded the cover of their single: BALA★NCE discography.
More limited releases from Ren project BALA★NCE
The other day, Sanada Ren (真田 廉) (ex-Dali, etc.), announced his new project BALA★NCE. He mentioned that they would release a CD at their first live on 2014-06-11―instead, they'll actually release three things.

They'll freely distribute a one track song called DANCING ALL RIGHT! (ダンシングオールライト!) to everyone who attends. At the same time, they'll sell a two track CD called Sarasa RANGER (さらさレンジャー) for 1,000 yen. Finally, anyone who spends 5,000 yen or more on their goods will be rewarded with a comment CD, a group cheki, and something else (unspecified).

Apparently, two of the songs are remakes of Mis†ake songs. You know, the gothic kote kei alter-ego band of ex-Dali members? Check out BALA★NCE's discography for more information.
Ren (Dali ~ Tatoeba Konna Hanashi) new project
Sanada Ren (真田 廉)―vocalist of Dali, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし), etc.―has announced his latest musical project: BALA★NCE.

  • V. †SODOM† (†ソドム†) [ex-Mis†ake] {alter-ego of Ren}
  • G. OSCAR (オスカー)
  • B. MUTTLEY (マトレー)
  • Support D. Kisshan。 (きっしゃん。)

So it seems that this will be some weird time-limited alter-ego band. I remember "SODOM” being the vocalist of Mis†ake, so that has to be Ren, but I'm not sure who the other members are. The other members of Tatoeba Konna Hanashi? Someone else? Maybe Trombe knows?

Anyway, BALA★NCE will hold their first live on 2014-06-11 at Ash OSAKA (other details about the event TBA... even though it's only days away...). To commemorate their formation, they'll release their untitled demo CD-R.
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi demo CD-R and PV preview
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) has mentioned that certain member(s) will appear in a live on 2014-06-11 at Ash OSAKA, at which a demo CD-R will be released (the full band will not be appearing). Full details on that TBA. In the mean time, the band has posted a short version of their MONOLEON (モノレオン) silent PV:

I assume the link to the full version is within the booklet of the Yougenkyou-WEST- THE CONQUEST OF NANIWA booklet. Did anyone buy the omnibus to confirm?
REALies album samples, distributed DVD, and more
REALies has posted previews of all the songs from their upcoming album Drama. Watch/listen below:

The band has also announced that a special privilege DVD will be distributed at their 2014-08-08 oneman to those who present ticket stubs from either of their previous 2014-08-02 or 2014-08-03 oneman lives. The DVD contains the “punishment” footage from the GOEMON RECORDS futsal tournament, at which the losing team had to do the Momoiro dance (もも○ロダンス). The DVD also contains making footage of the STEP▲BY▼STEP PV.

REALies will participate in a twoman with DEZERT, 「DEZERT party vol.11」 -Manatsu no 1ban Shoubu- (「DEZERT party vol.11」 -真夏の1番勝負-), on 2014-08-26 at Shibuya (渋谷) Star Lounge.

Finally, REALies and ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) will participate in this GOEMON RECORDS presents live―which, to be completely honest, I don't understand at all, so I'll just reprint it verbatim:

GOEMON RECORDS DYNAMITE SUMMER presents Yukata de PON! (浴衣でポン!)
2014-08-09 at SHINJUKU RUIDO K4
【live cast】

【ghost story】
Narrator: TOILET's Ritsuko

【opening act guest】
Natsuo 2014 (夏男 2014)
【V. Sumidagawa Haruo (隅田川 春男) / V. Kandagawa Noboru (神田川 のぼる) / G. Ise Naohira (伊勢 なおひら) / B. Matsudaira Ken (松平 健) / D. Hiyashichuuka Hajime (冷やし中華 はじめ) / TEKIya: Shou (祥)

※ They'll sing popular summer songs? I guess?

ex-Vior gloire serra band ends
ex-Vior gloire guitarist serra's new band, friguslumbare has indefinitely paused activities ...after only one live. And their explanation is something about the plumbing in one of the members' houses? Or something?

....Guess we should have known from the DJ in a motorcycle helmet that wasn't a serious band.

So anyway, you may remember that friguslumbare was going to sell a 3 song CD for 500 yen at their first live. Well, now their OHP says that they “forgot to do that”, and now they're distributing it via mailorder. Maybe.

Anyway, on a more serious note, it sounds as if serra is taking a break from music. Hopefully that's not the case!
ARLEQUIN special revenge twoman
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) will hold a special twoman with LIPHLICH, sponsored by Like an Edison. Part 1 of the special is a twoman live, while Part 2 is a talk & photo session, at which a limited ARLEQUIN × LIPHLICH poster will be sold. Those who purchase tickets in advance via mailorder will further receive an unspecified ARLEQUIN × LIPHLICH privilege DVD.

Like an Edison × ARLEQUIN × LIPHLICH Special Concept Live&Event -Resurrection&Revenge 2man Live-
2014-06-01 at Shinjuku (新宿) LOFT

By the way, GOEMON RECORDS has uploaded ARLEQUIN's Eclipse PV in full:

ISORA photo, event, and distributed CD
ISORA (イソラ) has revealed their official photo, their next sponsored event, a distributed CD, and their latest support members. Check below for the details!

As you know, ISORA participated in the recently-released omnibus SOUND OF NOISE 2014 with the original song ALKALOID (アルカロイド). The band has also announced that they will further distribute the unreleased song Toriko () to those who purchase the omnibus from the band at their lives starting on 2014-06-08. Check ISORA's discography for full details.

ISORA is also still performing with support vocalists. Here's a list of the latest ones:
  • 2014-04-06 & 2014-04-16
    Daisuke (大介) [ex-GALLMAZZO]
    Ryou (亮) [ex-KOKUYOKU (黒翼) ~ Gekisou! Sakamoto Kin-puИch. 24ji (激走!坂本金八24時)]
  • 2014-05-11
    Daisuke (大介) [ex-GALLMAZZO]
  • 2014-05-13
    Saica (槐) [the:Ø]
    Hyo (豹) [Shellmy]
  • 2014-05-20
    砂希-saki- [Delia]

It seems that 砂希-saki- might continue to act as support vocalist from now on (check out the great group shot with him below!). And of course, ex-SUZAKU (朱) drummer Karen (火憐) has been supporting the entire time, and it seems that he will continue to support through 2014-06-20 at least.

As I mentioned, ISORA has announced a new sponsored event in celebration of 空-ciel's birthday, featuring several session bands:

ISORA G. ciel-ciel Birthday EVENT Himitsushugi (秘密主義)
2014-06-26 at Ash OSAKA
  • ISORA (イソラ)
  • Aim Maim (曖ム昧ム) 【V. Edogawa Itsuki (江戸川 樹) [ex-SUZAKU (朱)] / G. Natsume Sakutarou (夏目 朔太郎) [ex-MEKAKUSI (メカクシ) / Sp G. haruka (ex-Envus ~ MonoLog) / Sp B. 絆-kizuna- (ex-SUZAKU ~ ISORA) / D. 真輝-maki- (ex-Lucid)】
  • La'veil MizeriA
  • 空-ciel session
  • 絆-kizuna- session
  • Yuuho (優歩) session
  • REIRA (レイラ) session
  • Shiki (式) session 【V. Nagi (なぎ) [ex-EINESEELE (アインゼーレ) / G. hori / G. Shiki (式) [ex-IDEAL] / B. Tsubasa (翼) / D. JUN (ジュン) [ex-tomodachi (トモダチ)]】

ISORA artist page discography
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi marketing 5/14
The latest Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) marketing schemes:

  • At their 2014-05-02 sponsored event, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi sold new t-shirts (3,000 yen) and new photosets (two types: each with 4 solo photos for 1,000 yen).
  • Those who purchased both types of new photosets at Tatoeba's 2014-05-02 live received a bonus group photograph.
  • Those who spent 5,000 yen at the band's 2014-05-02 live received a live DVD-R with footage from their 2014-03-22 live, plus an additional DVD-R containing furitsuke instructional footage by Masami for their untitled Shinkyoku 3 (しんきょく3).
  • Due to the success of their sponsored event, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi has announced their oneman live, NOBLE CULTURE (ノベルカルチャー), which will be held on 2014-09-21 at LIVEHOUSE D'. The band also revealed their new look (above).
  • Tatoeba Konna Hanashi began distribution of their stamp card at their 2014-05-02 sponsored event. Customers who attend all 4 of the band's lives throughout May (receiving stamps at each one) will be invited to a “women's group” in June.
  • Tatoeba's invitation-only “women's group” tea party will be held in June in Osaka (specific date and location TBD, based upon participants' availability). The tea party will feature “girl talk”, “girl fashion”, band members' homemade candy, DVD screenings, and more.
  • Those who spent 5,000 yen at the band's 2014-05-11 or 2014-05-13 lives could select one of the following presents:

    1. demo CD-R of Shinkyoku 3 (しんきょく3)
    2. live DVD-R of 2014-03-03 performance
    3. digest live DVD-R of February and March performances

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.

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:
  • Jishin Boukansha (自深傍観者)

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.
LIN recording news roundup
LIN has finally finished their song recording sessions, which started in December(!) of last year! Here's a bit of info about that, and some speculation:

Guitarist MIZALY has mentioned that they've recorded enough songs for a full album's worth of material, and KISAKI further confirmed that this includes some rerecordings of old songs.

We know about 7 of those songs already (8, if that includes Slander Crime), from their upcoming singles and omnibus feature... So if MIZALY's definition of “full album” is the same as mine, that leaves probably 3~5 songs that we don't know about yet?

Maybe we'll see a mini-album with re-recordings later? Maybe it will include the PV for Sacred Xanadu which they've recorded but haven't announced a release for...? Just a guess. What do you think?

New releases from carat, GIGAMOUS, Oneness, Tatoeba
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
News roundup 4/6
The latest minor news from our UNDER CODE PRODUCTION family:

  • ARLEQUIN will hold their untitled twoman live versus D.I.D. on 2014-07-06 at SHIBUYA CHELSEA HOTEL.
  • ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) has announced details for their coupling tour with Grieva (グリーヴァ), Kuroari NO MuRE (黒蟻ノ群レ). THE BLACK SWAN, BIOSPHIA, Visper, Xepher, and Zombie (ぞんび) will join them on various dates:
    B BIOSPHIA / T THE BLACK SWAN / V Visper / X Xepher / Z Zombie
  • ISORA (イソラ) support musicians for their 2014-04-06 performance will be V. Ryo (亮), V. Daisuke (大介), and ex-SUZAKU D. Karen (火憐).
  • Lilith has unveiled their super cute new keychain/phone strap goods. Buy them here (with proxy service).
  • REALies will appear on the 51st volume of internet show VISUAL Kei Tsuushin ・ Kai (ヴィジュアル系通信・改) on 2014-04-15.
  • Shungokusatsu (瞬獄殺) lineup for 2014-04-07 is: V. Itsuki (樹) (ex-SUZAKU) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire / D. ARU (アル) (ex-Vior gloire). It also seems that this will be the continual session band's last performance.
  • REALies has given full information for their coupling Kantou TOUR (関東TOUR) with Blitz:
    T the Raid. / M METEOROID / V VOW / O Oneness / R RoNo☆Cro
  • Check out this picture of ex-Vior gloire vocalist shall (currently in remembrance) petting his parents' dog's belly, which he says “feels like a boneless ham”:

    Also, his new limited-activity band remembrance held their first live, and they played a mixture of GRiST and Vior gloire songs.
  • Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) will release a 3-track demo CD-R to those who spend 5,000 yen on goods at their 2014-04-12 show. They also made their first single, COMING SOON, available for mail-order as of 2014-04-01.
REALies PV spot and birthday lives
REALies has uploaded a preview of the PV for their song STEP▲BY▼STEP, which will be released on their 2nd album, Drama. Check it out below and share your thoughts―Rayka has really improved, hasn't he?

REALies guitarists Ritsu (律) and N∀O will hold their birthday lives in July and August, respectively. A special opening act will appear at N∀O's birthday live, and live-limited CD 708 no THEMESONG (708のテーマソング) will be freely distributed there.

Chel's Birthday 2014
2014-07-09 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA

N∀O birthday oneman
Naoha no TURN ⊂(*´ω`*) ⊃ (なおはのターン⊂(*´ω`*) ⊃)
2014-08-21 at Ikebukuro (池袋) CYBER
Naoha to Issho ni Utaou ⊂(*´ω`*)⊃ (なおはと一緒に歌おう⊂(*´ω`*)⊃) (opening act) / REALies (oneman)
※ Present CD 708 no THEMESONG (708のテーマソング) freely distributed to attendees

Tatoeba Konna Hanashi live-limited DVDs
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) is up to their old sales tricks again:

  • Attendees of their 2014-03-22 live who spend 5,000 yen on their goods will receive a DVD with live + offshot footage from the first half of their 2014-02-22 live, plus an unspecified bonus.
  • Attendees of their 2014-03-23 live who spend 5,000 yen on their goods will receive a DVD with live + offshot footage from the second half of their 2014-02-22 live, plus an unspecified bonus.
  • Those who spend 5,000 yen at both the 2014-03-22 and 2014-03-23 lives will receive a group cheki plus a further unspecified bonus.
LIN officially revealed and releases announced
As mentioned last week, the second period of LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) features SUI, MIZALY, and YUSHI of Megaromania plus CERO of zechs. Today, the band has been officially revealed, meaning we have a slew of releases and live details. Let's get to it!


  • LIN will release their first maxi-single, Sacred Xanadu (what a name!), via mail-order in the 2014-04-21 edition of Cure magazine.
  • Their second maxi-single, Chaotic Resistance, will be released in two types on 2014-07-23. The normal type will be sold nationwide, while a Kansai-limited version with alternate jacket and different bonus track will be sold only at visual shops in Kansai. A double-purchase-application privilege will also be available; details TBA.
  • LIN will make their first omnibus contribution to Yougenkyou-WEST- (妖幻鏡-WEST-) on 2014-07-23. Further details about the omnibus TBA.


  • LIN's first lives will be two twoman events, Sacred illusionism~Battle Revival~, versus Grieva (グリーヴァ) and Black Gene For the Next Scene on 2014-06-01 and 2014-06-11, respectively. Special projects, TBA, will be held.
  • Their coupling tour with Jupiter and Black Gene For the Next Scene, Battle for Clans Tour 【V3】, will be held on June 12, 13, and 17, in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo, respectively.
  • Their first foreign live will be held in Taichung, Taiwan on 2014-08-10 as part of HEART-TOWN FESTIVAL 2014.
  • LIN's first national tour, Sacred illusionism, will kick off on 2014-07-01 and will end with the tour final and first oneman, Sacred illusionism -FINAL-, on 2014-08-31 at Umeda (梅田) AKASO.


  • LIN will be the first artist signed to a new label called PLUG RECORDS WEST.
  • PRW (PLUG RECORDS WEST) is a newly-established “western branch” of long-established visual label PLUG RECORDS―home to semi-famous indie bands such as Psycho le Cému, A (ACE), DaizyStripper, CELL, etc. So on one hand, we can presume that the label will have enough money to produce good quality releases; but on the other, the “brotherhood” of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION bands may not manifest in this new sublabel.
  • Is KISAKI the president of PLUG RECORDS WEST? I don't know. I do know, however, that KISAKI himself is listened as “organizer” for LIN's live events, which gives the impression that he'll still be fully in charge of LIN's activities―but he may not be managing other bands for the foreseeable future.
  • Just a note: that 2014-07-23 omnibus is a continuation of a classic line of visual omnibi that has been around since 2001. That, plus LIN being under an old label, plus the upcoming revival of the Rin・ne・ten・sei (輪・廻・転・生) events, gives me the impression that KISAKI is making an even bigger effort to bring old visual kei back to today's scene, somehow.
ARLEQUIN 2nd maxi-single
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) has announced the release of their new maxi-single, STELA (ステラ), for 2014-04-23. It will be released in three types: Type A with PV, Type B with bonus track ①, and Like an Edison -limited Type C with bonus track ②. The band will hold their second oneman, 「DAMEningen。」 (「ダメ人間。」) on 2014-07-26 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA to celebrate.

By the way, ARLEQUIN will “highjack” the Tokyo (東京) Like an Edison on 2014-05-04, and customers who say “ARLEQUIN” will receive an aluminum ARLEQUIN-branded can.

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News roundup 3/14
Here's the latest slew of minor-ish updates featuring, in no particular order, FOODED SEAL, Paranoid≠circuS, Vior gloire, SUZAKU (朱), GIGAMOUS, CARAT (カラット), and ARLEQUIN (アルルカン):
  • FOODED SEAL will release a new live-limited single beginning with their appearance at SHIBUYA REX's 2014-03-26 sponsored event. The single includes 3 new songs for 500 yen (including one song which was previously released by Sami during his solo activity). → FOODED SEAL - Aitakute
  • FOODED SEAL will make an important announcement at their 2014-03-24 sponsored event.
  • Paranoid≠circuS (ex-roadie of SUZAKU band) will release their first single, BoXX-D- on 2014-04-23.
  • ISORA (ex-SUZAKU new band) will participate in PureSound Records' omnibus SOUND OF NOISE 2014 on 2014-05-14.
  • ex-Vior gloire vocalist shall (シャル) has announced his new “intermittent band” remembrance. (Although it's an official band, he expects that they won't be very active: so possibly no releases and lives only every few months.) They will debut at 2014-04-06 event INDEED... at BRAND NEW, with their next live to be on 2014-06-08.
    → remembrance lineup details
  • GIGAMOUS revealed their Harajuku fashion brand collaboration jack:
    GIGAMOUS × 10st - Bracelet (YUKKIE model or GIGAMOUS model)
    GIGAMOUS × HELLCATPUNKS - T-shirt (red, black, or white) and necklace
    GIGAMOUS × Angelic Pretty - Bow and RAI produced broch
    GIGAMOUS × Like an Edison - Towel (seiya produced)
  • GIGAMOUS will hold a three-month-consecutive-release campaign of 3 new maxi-singles in June through August. Details TBA.
  • CARAT (カラット) will release their new single, High Color, in two types on 2014-04-23.
  • ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) will embark on a coupling tour with Grieva (グリーヴァ) (and others) called Kuroari NO MuRE (黒蟻ノ群レ). It starts on 2014-08-01 and ends with the tour final on 2014-08-30.
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi sample
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) has uploaded a sample of their upcoming single, COMING SOON, to YouTube. What do you think?

Tatoeba Konna Hanashi
2014-03-23 1,500 yen single CD

  1. アマレット AMARETTO
  2. ころしてやる (ロットマン cover) Koroshiteyaro (LOTMAN cover)

LIN live limited sales
KISAKI has announced that several limited goods will be sold at the KISAKI birthday event / the end of corruption world live on 2014-03-09:
  • LIN new single (1000 yen / limited 100)
  • SchwarzVrain 2013-12-25 bootleg live DVD (4000 yen / limited 50)
  • LIN 2010-05-23 (first live) bootleg live DVD (3000 yen / limited 5)
  • unspecified LIN & KISAKI previous band bootleg live DVDs (3000 yen each / limit undecided)
  • LIN cheki 2 set (old cheki + new cheki) (1000 yen / limited quantities)

So, um... DEFINITELY need that SchwarzVrain DVD. And LIN's first live wouldn't be too shabby either.

BTW, although he doesn't specify, I'm pretty sure that the “KISAKI past band bootlegs” will be Stella Maria, MIRAGE, and Syndrome ones mentioned here, here, and here.
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi revealed
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi revealed

ex-Dali and ex-LOTMAN (ロットマン) members' new band, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) has been revealed!

The band officially started activities after today's 2014-02-22 oneman live of their prototype band 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi, Sekai ha Bokura wo Shiru。 (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) (which itself began activities on 2013-12-31). New band Tatoeba Konna has already opened its OHP and announced its first release, first live on 2014-03-22, and first sponsored event in May:

Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし)
【V. 真田 廉 (Sanada Ren) [ex-Dali~LOTMAN] / G. Ninna Kousuke (仁和 恒介) [ex-LOTMAN] / B. Takahashi Kento (高橋 研斗) / D. Kishihara Masami (岸原 雅巳) [ex-LOTMAN]】

Setlist on 2014-02-22:
  1. AMARETTO (アマレット)
  2. (new song)
  3. that's now free (ザツナフリ)
  4. NATIONAL MODERN (ナショナルモダン)
  5. SOLA 0.8mg (ソラ0.8mg)
  6. Zagyou Now (ざぎょうなう)
  7. Kimi ha 10 Gatsu (きみは10がつ)
  8. ORION (オリオン)
  9. (new song)
  10. Koroshiteyaro (ころしてやろ)
  11. 【EN】 (new song)
  12. 【EN】 NATIONAL MODERN (ナショナルモダン)
  13. 【EN】 Kimi ha 10 Gatsu (きみは10がつ)

Tatoeba Konna Hanashi first sponsored eventNOBEL BIRTHDAY (ノベルバースデイ) 2014-05-02 at OSAKA RUIDO
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi / Chanty (guest) / ELM (エルム) / the LEM / SIBILE BASHIR (シビルバシル) / Dangan NO LIMIT (弾丸 NO LIMIT) / inc.RIBON

Tatoeba Konna Hanashi
2014-03-23 1,500 yen single CD

  1. アマレット AMARETTO
  2. ころしてやる (ロットマン cover) Koroshiteyaro (LOTMAN cover)

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Vior gloire serra new band
Vior gloire serra new band

ex-Vior gloire guitarist serra announced that he's joined a new, non-visual band called friguslumbare! Additionally, it seems that he's changed his name to 充紀-MITSUKI-.

Vior gloire serra new band

L→R clockwise 【G. 充紀-MITSUKI- (ex-Vior gloire as serra) / V. Coris / DJ. May-Jing / D. 大介-DAISUKE- / G. 雅樹-MASAKI- / B. 環-TAMAKI-】

friguslumbare was formed by 4 core members in 2013, and new members G. MITSUKI (serra) and DJ. May-Jing have joined as of 2014-02-18. Now with a complete lineup, friguslumbare will hold their first live on 2014-04-13 at Nishikujou (西九条) BRAND NEW. Although, according to MITSUKI, their pace will be leisurely, the band has already announced its 3 song demo CD, ELYSIONE / BLUE TEARS / prepare myself, will be released at the live for 500 yen.

friguslumbare official
LIN first period last release
LIN first period last release

KISAKI mentioned that LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) has finished recording on a new live-limited release which will be sold at the the end of corruption world live on 2014-03-09. This new recording will be the last of LIN's first period lineup (RIKU / KANATA / KISAKI / REIYA) ...meaning that “second period LIN” with a new lineup will debut sometime in the future!

2014-02-14 edit: More details have been revealed: LIN's first period last song is Slander Crime! The live-limited single will be limited to 100 copies and cost 1,000 yen.

And for those who don't remember: Slander Crime was actually planned to be released last year! It was originally slated to be released via mail-order to those who purchased Reflect of Killing Fleur and 「Obscure Ideal」 (and it was called LIN's last song, even back then), but that plan was cancelled for reasons unknown. Nice to see them finally record and release the song, even if it is a year later!

Slander Crime
2014-03-09 1,000 yen single CD

  1. Slander Crime

GIGAMOUS updates
GIGAMOUS has had/announced lots of special projects lately! Check 'em out:
  • GIGAMOUS participated in a vocalist shuffle with fellow BadeggBox labelmates Hanashounen BADDIES (花少年バディーズ) and the Sherry during the label's BIG BANG SHOWCASE tour. The bands, with switched vocalists, released Bootleg omnibus on 2014-01-18.
  • The BadeggBox bands held a photo bottle battle. Water bottles with special photo labels were sold during the tour (200 yen each), with 5 types in total. Each photo label type featured three musicians in a “team”, and whichever type bottle sold the most, that team won. Whichever team's bottle sold the least had to participate in a punishment game. The teams were: ● TEAM Hikitateyaku: MINEMURA (HSB) / seiya (GIGAMOUS) / KOU (the Sherry)
    ● TEAM MOSQUITO: Hiroshi (HSB) / YUKKIE (GIGAMOUS) / KARATSU (the Sherry)
    ● TEAM Muda ni IKEMEN: Takuma (HSB) / Shiki (GIGAMOUS) / johann (the Sherry)
    ● TEAM GACHI COUPLE: TSUBUKU (HSB) / Haru (the Sherry)
    ● TEAM Shirayukisan: Baku (HSB) / RAI (GIGAMOUS) / Shirayukisan (the Sherry)

  • Special gachagacha (bubble toy machine) were available at the label tour. Each turn cost 500 yen, and brought 2 special badges (member photo ver. / member illustration ver. / HSB ver. / GIGAMOUS ver. / or the Sherry ver.) or a special group shot photo of all 3 bands.
  • GIGAMOUS will hold their first oneman, The beginning of noisiest GIGAPARTY!!!!, on 2014-03-14 at TSUTAYA O-WEST. They will distribute a free special DVD and a previous-unreleased song CD, WORDS. They will also hold an afterparty.
  • They will hold their free oneman, GIGAMOUS PREMIUM YUKKIE BIRTHDAY ONEMAN!, on 2014-04-01 at BIRTH Shinjuku.
  • GIGAMOUS will collaborate with Harajuku (原宿) fashion brands Angelic Pretty, 10st, HELLCATPUNKS, and Like an Edison. Details TBA!
2 Gatsu 22 Nichi CD and photo
2 Gatsu 22 Nichi CD and photo

2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) will distribute a CD-R (entitled CD-R) to those who spend at least 5,000 yen on the band's goods at their 2014-02-02 live. The CD-R will be available in two types (with each customer getting a random one), but the band hasn't mentioned what contents are on either type. A 5-piece offshot photoset will also be included with the CD-R.

Also, vocalist Ren (廉) posted a preview from 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi's official photography shoot (above). Low-budget, weird, and a little scandalous: definitely fits with those guys!

2 Gatsu 22 Nichi, Sekai ha Bokura wo Shiru。
2014-02-02 5,000 yen other CD-R

  1. (Unknown)

2 Gatsu 22 Nichi, Sekai ha Bokura wo Shiru。
2014-02-02 5,000 yen other CD-R

  1. (Unknown contents)

Sui event setlists and small announcement
ex-vocalist of Megaromania 翠-Sui- has completed his two birthday events, and I have lineups, goods lists, and partial setlists from them. I also have a small bit of good news: it seems that Sui mentioned that he is working toward a new band, to be revealed later in 2014!

● 2013-01-22 Beautiful Elements
【V. Sui / G. Misery (ex-Megaromania) / G. Kyohei (ex-zechs) / B. Jin (ex-chariots support) / D. Mikage (ex-chariots support)】
  1. Uso (嘘) (kein cover)
  2. Hanamadoi (花惑) (D cover)
  3. Virgin Mary (Schwardix Marvally cover)
  4. HEAVEN'S TERRITORY (Schwardix Marvally cover)
  5. Sabbath (Megaromania cover)

● 2013-01-23 Unlimited Voice
【V. Sui / G. Chikage (ex-Megaromania) / G. Rukia (ex-Metis Gretel) / B. Setsuna (ex-Metis Gretel) / D. Yushi (ex-Megaromania)】
  1. Crimson (Megaromania cover)
  2. ...last scene, continued... (Metis Gretel cover)
  3. Maiden (Metis Gretel cover)
  4. [SE] Genwaku no Shinwa (幻惑の神話) (Metis Gretel cover)
  5. Crystal float (Metis Gretel cover)
  6. Naraku no Soko (奈落の底) (Laputa cover)
  7. Furan YUE NI... (腐乱ユエニ...) (La:Sadie's cover)
  8. [EN feat. Misery (ex-Megaromania)] MASK (Metis Gretel cover)

● 2013-01-23 Unlimited Voice
【V. Sui / G. Misery (ex-Megaromania) / G. KAZ (ex-chariots support) / B. Jin (ex-chariots support) / D. Majyu (摩珠) (ex-E'm ~grief~)】
  1. Distinctive Territory (Megaromania cover)
  2. Cynthia (Megaromania cover)
  3. Wail of crested (Megaromania cover)
  4. Niji (虹) (L'Arc~en~Ciel cover)
  5. Hanasaku Inochi Aru Kagiri (花咲く命ある限り) (Raphael cover)
  6. Sabbath (Megaromania cover)

【2013-01-22 goods】
● gorgeous special cheki (500 yen / limited 20 / 1 type of 4 possible randomly given)
 ◆ type A (limited 10): includes photography session
 ◆ type B (limited 2): signed
 ◆ type C (limited 5): choice of personalized voicemail recording or personal belonging
 ◆ type D (limited 3): cheki of chosen member
● polaroid (1500 yen / limited)

【2013-01-23 goods】
● Sui solo photoset (1500 yen / limited / 10 unpublished photos of Sui from previous bands / signed and with event logo)
● special cheki (500 yen / limited 20 / 1 random type of 2 possible)
 ◆ type A (limited 10): signed / B (limited 10): chosen member
● polaroid set (3000 yen / limited / includes 2 polaroids)
● day-limited Sui-related sales (previous bands' releases, etc.)
● unreleased BOOTLEG LIVE DVD (one type w/ purchase of 4000 yen of cheki / both w/ 8000 yen purchase / shipped later in January)
 ◆ type A: footage from ~2008 / type B: footage from ~2014
2 Gatsu 22 Nichi distributed items
2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) has released two live DVDs (with footage from their debut lives on 2013-12-31) to those who purchased more than 5,000 yen at their 2014-01-18 and 01-21 lives. In total, they have 4 distributed releases so far: total information can be found here.

The setlist from 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi's 2014-01-18 live has been revealed. Seems that the band is basically LOTMAN (ロットマン) (even wearing the same outfits):
  1. (new song)
  2. Sagyou Now (さぎょうなう) (LOTMAN cover)
  3. Kimi ha 10 Gatsu (きみは10がつ) (LOTMAN cover)
  4. ORION (オリオン) (LOTMAN cover)
  5. Koroshiteyaro (ころしてやる) (LOTMAN cover)
FOODED SEAL support and corrections
FOODED SEAL support and corrections

FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) has announced that KIRIA (キリア) (ex-LiLiCAL) will join as support guitarist at the band's 2014-01-18 formation sponsored event. FOODED SEAL has also made corrections about its upcoming releases: both CDs will be only 500 yen, and the order of tracks in Setsunakute has been reversed.

2014-01-18 500 yen maxi-single CD

  1. ロリズラ RORIDULA
  2. Bungee SETUNASA

2014-01-22 500 yen maxi-single CD-R

  1. 真冬のポケット Mafuyu no POCKET
  2. 君がいる未来 Kimi ga Iru Mirai

2 Gatsu 22 Nichi CD
2 Gatsu 22 Nichi CD

2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) has mentioned that they will begin distributing a CD to those who purchase tickets to their live shows in advance. It seems that this promotion will begin at their 2014-01-18 show, but other details (title, tracklisting, etc.) are unannounced.

2 Gatsu 22 Nichi, Sekai ha Bokura wo Shiru。
(Unknown title)
2014-01-18 0 yen single CD-R

  1. (Unknown title)

GOEMON RECORDS bands updates
Recent updates from GOEMON RECORDS and its bands:
  • REALies released live photos from their 2013-12-08 tour final. The photos are available in Japan via 7-ELEVEN, and online via AOO Store.
  • ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) held a hastily-decided experimental live—Jikkendai × MARMOT (実験台×モルモット) on 2014-01-12 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4—in celebration of the release of the final press of the band's demonstration CD. The live encouraged more ferocious participation than usual, and the band members donned special doctor uniforms during heavy songs SynonyM and Zou ().
  • GOEMON RECORDS has re-released its 2014 lucky bag through its official web shop. The “remade” version includes 2 random GOEMON RECORDS badges, rather than the random band members' object that was in the original. (The new version still includes PV making DVDs, signed paper, and New Year postcard/photocard.)
  • REALies and ARLEQUIN will participate in fiveStars' 2 year anniversary circuit tour Realistic ideal 2014.

Well, that's it! Good to see GOEMON RECORDS meeting with success.
Oneness' single updates and special privileges
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.

セツナサクレツ ジュキ Ver.
2014-01-22 500 yen single CD

  1. 刹那炸裂ボーイ Setsuna Sakuretsu BOY
  2. 落下と少女 Rakka to Shoujo

セツナサクレツ Dai Ver.
2014-01-22 500 yen single CD

  1. 刹那炸裂ボーイ Setsuna Sakuretsu BOY
  2. 落下と少女 Rakka to Shoujo

セツナサクレツ 帝-mikado- Ver.
SETSUNA SAKURETSU Mikado-mikado- Ver.
2014-01-22 500 yen single CD

  1. 刹那炸裂ボーイ Setsuna Sakuretsu BOY
  2. 落下と少女 Rakka to Shoujo

セツナサクレツ 秀馬-syuma- Ver.
2014-01-22 500 yen single CD

  1. 刹那炸裂ボーイ Setsuna Sakuretsu BOY
  2. 落下と少女 Rakka to Shoujo

ワンネス 1周年記念主催TOURダイジェストDVD
Oneness 1 Shuunen Kinen Shuusai TOUR DIGEST DVD
2014-02-10 0 yen live recording DVD

  1. (Unspecified live digest footage)

Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji live and release
Continual session band Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji (財団法人黒十字) will perform today in a RIKU-less version called Zaidan Hitori Kurojuuji (罪団一人黒十字). At the live, Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji (the normal version of the session) will release a demo CD-R containing a new song.

Planet CHILD Music 7th AnniversarySousei Ryouran -SESSIONhen- (創世繚乱-セッション編-) 2014-01-08 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) soma
Zaidan Hitori Kurojuuji (罪団一人黒十字) 【V. Ren (Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji ~ etc.) / G. Kousuke (2 Gatsu 22 Nichi ~ etc.) / G. Yuu (2nd Dyz) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / D. Kaede (2nd Dyz)】 / (full lineup)

Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji
2014-01-08 1,000 yen single CD-R

  1. オーバードーズ OVERDOSE

2 Gatsu 22 Nichi details forming
Prototype band 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいほぼくらをしる。) has released details for the live which is foretold by their name: oneman live Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) will be held on 2014-02-22 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) LIVE HOUSE D'.

It seems that Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) will also be the official name of 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi once the band formally begins activities, as that phrase translates to “for example, such story” (the URL of 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi's blog).

Furthermore, at that live, 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi members will switch to using full versions of their names, and the new bassist will join (replacing ex-Dali bassist Yuu, who left 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi on 2013-12-20, before the band's first live).

In summary: on 2014-02-22, prototype band 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi will become official band Tatoeba Konna Hanashi, with lineup:
V. Sanada Ren (真田 廉) 【ex-Dali ~ LOTMAN ~ etc.】
G. Ninna Kousuke (仁和 恒介) 【ex-LOTMAN ~ etc.】
B. Takahashi Kento (高橋 研斗) 【?】
D. Kishihara Masami (岸原 雅巳) 【ex-LOTMAN ~ etc.】


Two other bits of 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi news: ① those who spent 5,000 yen on goods at their first live received a free photoset; and ② those who participated in the game of onigokko were invited to a New Year visit to a shrine with 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi members after their first live.
GOEMON RECORDS special items
At the label's 2014-01-06 live, GOEMON RECORDS will special badges (500 yen each / randomly picked) featuring animated versions of ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) and REALies members (pictures here). At that live, the label will also release a special lucky bag (5,000 yen / limited quantities) containing:
  • ARLEQUIN or REALies member's belonging (random)
  • REALies LiNE PV & Irohauta (彩花唄) making of DVD
  • ARLEQUIN Eclipse PV making of DVD
  • REALies & ARLEQUIN signed New Year board
  • REALies New Year postcard
  • ARLEQUIN New Year unpublished photo

Finally, it seems that REALies Ritsu and ARLEQUIN Nao will face off and sing at the same event:

Posts from 2013

2 Gatsu 22 Nichi bits
A few updates on 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。):
  • Ren is using the kanji 廉 for his name.
  • The band held Onigokko (REVENGE) (おにごっこ(リベンジ)) on 2013-12-22 (Ren, Kousuke, and Masami chased participants in a game of tag). Special prizes were awarded to those who weren't caught. Admission was 1,000 yen, and a meeting (live) was held after.
  • Bassist Miyauchi Yuki (宮内結規) (aka YUU of Dali) has apparently already left the band, before even their first live.
  • They've already started with the limited items—meeting (live) DVD Ano DVD (あのデイブイデイ) will be sold at their 2013-12-31 live for 5,000 yen.
  • The band has a Twitter account: @tatoeba222. (BTW, it was formerly @2gatsu22nichi, but that account was deleted for terms of service violations, LOL.)
  • By the way, this was the band's set of rules for the onigokko revenge game: 〇 if you bother pedestrians, you will be kicked out of the area immediately!
    〇 if you use a car, etc., you will be kicked out of Japan immediately!
    〇 if you find a bandman on a date, take pictures and tweet them immediately!

So, before even their first official live, they've held a game of tag, lost a member, and had a cryptic distributed release. Sounds about right for something that Ren is involved in!
Masami (Sami) updates
Here are a few updates on the solo activities of Masami (雅美), ex-drummer of CindyKate (シンディケイト) and current vocalist of FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール):
  • He will perform in an unnamed session on 2014-01-07 at Shibuya (渋谷) Rex 【V. RayJi (ViV) / G. Kaname (要) (ALIVE) / B. Rulu (るゝ) (ALIVE) / D. Masami (ex-CindyKate ~ FOODED SEAL)
  • He will perform on 2014-02-20 in an opening act session 【V. Vuit (Ray℃) / G. haru / G. Masami (ex-CindyKate ~ FOODED SEAL) / B. Selena (SPELL BOX) / D. Verry (ViV)】
  • If you remember, back when he was known as Sami (沙美), he planned a 4-month weekly release campaign over which he would release 17 songs via YouTube. In a [not at all] shocking turn of events, the campaign fizzled out after only 8 songs, and they have all since been deleted.
    To further thicken the plot, Sami announced that he would release a CD-R collecting all of the songs at his live on 2013-09-02 (freely distributed to those who attended any of his lives in the previous month). However, given that the YouTube releases were cancelled, I'm assuming that the CD-R collecting them was also cancelled―but I can't find any confirmation either way.

    Sami solo discography
ARLEQUIN events and Like an Edison collaboration
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) will embark on a threeman tour called SA×NA×GI-TOUR- with Xepher and Lustknot. on 2014-02-21~23. They will also participate in Shimizuya Records' event tour, Love makes the world go round.~Ai ga Kono Yo wo Ugokasu~ (~愛がこの世を動かす~) from 2014-01-27~2014-04-18.

Finally, the band has announced details for Part 4 and Part 5 of ARLEQUIN Edison (アルルカン Edison), their ongoing collaboration with visual kei shop Like an Edison:
  1. Those who purchase ARLEQUIN's new single Eclipse at Like an Edison will receive a photoset (w/ TYPE A) and group photo (w/ TYPE B), and will also be allowed to attend an instore event with the band, at which a live DVD will be distributed.
  2. After the show at ARLEQUIN's tour final oneman, slip over the EDGE, attendees who bring the ARLEQUIN Edison bags (which are being distributed at the store in 2014) will be allowed to attend a handshake event.
Mis†ake to release new CD
Mis†ake, the 90's dark visual alter-ego band of Dali, will release a new CD at the disbandment live of LOTMAN (ロットマン) on 2013-11-25. The CD contains 4 new songs (the titles of which are unknown), costs 2,000 yen, and is limited to 44 copies.

Mis†ake (From.加古川) TYPE A
Mis†ake (From.Kakogawa)
2013-11-25 2,000 yen mini-album CD-R

  1. SE
  2. モリーさん MORIIsan
  3. 水面に映る左周りの防水時計 (Re†mix) Suimen ni Utsuru Hidarimawari no Bousui Tokei (Re†mix)
  4. 「西」「瓜」・・・mask・・・ 「Sui」「ka」・・・mask・・・
  5. 13階段の踊り場と赤い消化器と青い春 13 Kaidan no Odoriba to Akai Shoukaki to Aoi Haru

Three new releases from ARLEQUIN
Three new releases from ARLEQUIN

With the commencement of their formal activities, ARLEQUIN has announced the release of three new CDs! First, the band will release their first single, Eclipse! The title track was previously released this past September via their distributed CD at Like an Edison; however, two brand new tracks have been recorded and a PV filmed to accompany the song in its official release via two-type single on 2014-01-15.

Eclipse TYPE A
2014-01-15 1,890 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

  1. Eclipse
  2. Zou

  1. Eclipse (PV)

Eclipse TYPE B
2014-01-15 1,575 yen maxi-single CD

  1. Eclipse
  2. Zou
  3. ナミダノアト NAMIDA NO ATO

Second, the band has announced that their self-titled demonstration CD, which was released earlier this month, has sold out! Accordingly, a 2nd press of the demonstration CD will be released. They have mentioned that the new press will have a different jacket, but details such as release date and price have yet to be announced.

2013-11-01 980 yen single CD

  1. 白死蝶 Shiroshichou
  2. SynonyM
  3. blind bud
  4. Fiction

Finally, the band will collaborate with Like an Edison for a third time, producing yet another distributed CD. In the beginning of 2014, ARLEQUIN will highjack Like an Edison, and the store's shopping bags will be colored red with the phrase “New-generation Nagoya-kei。” (ARLEQUIN's concept) written on them. A copy of unreleased song Eseringo-eseringo- (似非林檎-eseringo-) will be freely distributed in each shopping bag.

2014-01-01 0 yen single CD-R

  1. 似非林檎-eseringo- Eseringo-eseringo-

[To refresh/clarify: ARLEQUIN freely distributed the song Eclipse at Like an Edison stores beginning on 2013-09-28. On 2013-10-02, the band released their self-titled demonstration CD nationwide; those who purchased it from Like an Edison further received the unreleased song INNOCENCE (イノセンス). Now the band will release a 2nd press of their demonstration CD, will re-release Eclipse as a proper single, and will freely distribute another unreleased song via Like an Edison.
ARLEQUIN's release page]
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.

REALies oneman tour sold out
REALies oneman tour sold out

REALies has announced that their oneman tour Senshuu (千秋いろは), which is in support of their new single Irohauta (彩花唄), has completely sold out!! In celebration, the band has added an additional performance, to be held in 2014 at Shibuya O-WEST! As a further thank-you to fans, attendees of the live will receive a brand new song.

Release celebration oneman tour -extra performance- Ashita Sekai ga Owatte mo (明日世界が終わっても)
2014-03-19 at Shibuya O-WEST
REALies (oneman)

※ attendees will receive new song Ashita Sekai ga Owatte mo

LAST FAIR privileges re-released
The official web shop has re-released LAST FAIR DVDs 【A】~【E】 in its privilege bootleg live DVD campaign. This means that customers who spend 5,000 yen can now select their desired free DVD from the entire set (【A】~【J】) rather than just 【F】~【J】, as had been the restriction in previous months.

Here's the full list which customers can now select from:
【A】 NEGA 2013.04.26 OSAKA MUSE
【C】 Arc sessions 2013.02.09 Shinsaibashi VARON
【D】 KISAKI sessions 2013.02.02 OSAKA RUIDO
【E】 UCP 2013.03.01 Meguro Rockmaykan
【F】 UCP vocalist shuffle 2013.04.03 HOLIDAY NAGOYA NEXT
【H】 UCP sessions 2013.04.07 OSAKA MUSE
【I】 Ray&REIYA sessions 2013.04.20 HOLIDAY NAGOYA NEXT
【J】 CO- sessions 2013.05.02 Ash OSAKA

Remember, the UCP official web shop closes for good on October 14.

ARLEQUIN partners with Like an Edison
In partnership with Like an Edison, ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) has announced the release of two new songs! The first, Eclipse, will be distributed at Like an Edison stores on 2013-09-28. The second, INNOCENCE (イノセンス), will be available exclusively at Like an Edison as a purchase privilege for the band's demonstration single, ARLEQUIN.

For more information, check the band's discography section.
REALies' Irohauta tour
REALies has announced the start of a new tour to support their upcoming single, Irohauta (彩花唄)! The tour is called Senshuu Iroha (千秋いろは), and will kick off with sponsored event, Mr.ERROR no Gyakushuu (Mr.ERRORの逆襲), on 2013-10-15 at Takadanobaba AREA. The tour then continue through December.

On November 12th, 19th, and 21st, REALies will hold three free oneman lives entitled Aki! Kanjiru REAL!! (秋!感じるリアル!!). These oneman lives will be limited to fans who purchase two types of the band's upcoming single (Type-C plus Type-A or B).

Finally, REALies will end the tour with three consecutive oneman lives on November 30th at Nagoya ell.SIZE, December 1st at Osaka LIVE HOUSE 'D, and December 8th at Ikebukuro EDGE (the tour final). Fans who reserve tickets (by October 14th) for these lives will receive a free “live music clip” DVD at each one (for details, check REALies' discography section).

GOEMON RECORDS PRESENTS REALies 4th maxi-single nationwide tour
Senshuu Iroha (千秋いろは)
REALies 4th maxi-single sponsored event
Mr.ERROR no Gyakushuu (Mr.ERRORの逆襲)
2013-10-15 at Takadanobaba AREA
REALies / MoNoLith / Awake / GIGAMOUS / DOWNER / GAKIDO / the Raid.

Senshuu Iroha (千秋いろは)
2013-10-20 at Hamamatsu FORCE
2013-10-21 at Ikebukuro CYBER
2013-10-31 at Ikebukuro EDGE
2013-10-31 at Takadanobaba AREA
2013-11-05 at Sapporo CRAPSHALL
2013-11-06 at Sapporo CRAPSHALL
2013-11-08 at Sendai MACANA
2013-11-09 at Niigata RED STAGE
2013-11-11 at Kanazawa AZ
2013-11-18 at Fukuoka DRUM Be-1
2013-11-20 at Okayama IMAGE
2013-11-22 at ESAKA MUSE
2013-11-23 at Nagoya ell FITSALL
2013-11-26 at Shibuya O-WEST

Senshuu Iroha (千秋いろは)
REALies 4th maxi single two-type-purchaser-limited free oneman
Aki! Kanjiru REAL!! (秋!感じるリアル!!)
2013-11-12 at Kanazawa vanvan V4
2013-11-19 at Fukuoka glaf
2013-11-21 at Okayama PEPPER LAND
REALies (oneman)

Senshuu Iroha (千秋いろは)
REALies 4th maxi single tour final oneman performance
2013-11-30 at Nagoya ell.SIZE
2013-12-01 at Osaka LIVE HOUSE 'D
2013-12-08 at Ikebukuro EDGE
REALies (oneman)
different free live music clip DVD presented at each live to attendees who reserved tickets before October 14th

CindyKate drummer activity
ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) drummer Sami (沙美) has announced that he will participate in session band VIRGIN HUNTER (ヴァージンハンター) 【V. Takeru (DIANA) / G. Maki (DIANA) / G. Isami (DIANA) / B. Rei (ex-Hi:BRiD) / D. Sami (ex-CindyKate)】 on 2013-07-15 at Birth Shinjuku.

In addition, Sami has a 4 month consecutive release campaign of digital singles via YouTube. Full information for that release campaign, as well as his two previous solo albums, can be found at his entry in the WE LOVE UNDER CODE discography database.
CindyKate's last goods
CindyKate has announced their last goods which will be sold at their last oneman live on July 13th (tomorrow!). Check the list below:

The band will also be selling CDs, of course, including their two pre-UNDER CODE mini-albums. Most of the CDs will be sold for the special price of 1,000 yen, with a few being 1,500 or 2,000 yen. (Conspicuously absent is their best album, NUDY&COOL. Weird.) Attendees who spend 3,000 yen will be allowed to participate in satsueikai with the band.
Vior gloire to disband
Vior gloire announced at their June 8th oneman that they will disband this year.

Previously, guitarists kei and serra, and drummer ARU announced their intention to secede from the band after its June 9th oneman. At the time, vocalist shall and bassist RENA indicated that they would try to somehow move forward with the band―it seems that they've changed their minds.

Vior gloire's last live will be a free oneman on Jully 11th (tentative), and it appears that the original five-member lineup will perform (with kei, serra, and ARU performing as support members). Further details are expected soon. As for the future: kei has retired, and shall has says that he feels too old to try a new band...

By the way, Vior gloire freely distributed CDs with new songs at the June 8th & 9th oneman. I have the tracklist for the 8th version (below), but I'm not sure if the 9th version was any different. I also haven't been able to find more information than that... sorry.

Vior gloire
Vior gloire B
2013-06-09 0 yen single CD-R

  1. ヒスリック HYSRIC
  2. アリー ARII
  3. My Place
  4. (Comment B)


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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Dali's releases and countdown

With the completion of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's last live on May 3rd, Dali has officially disbanded... However, it seems that they're not done playing with us yet.

If you'll recall, Dali had started a mysterious countdown, posting an image of a number every day, counting down to “0”, which was on the day of UNDER CODE's last live. However, once the countdown reached “0”, the band started a new countdown, starting from “34” this time... This new countdown is paced to reach “0” on June 5th―but I'm not sure what that could possibly mean...


Secondly, I wanted to mention Dali's live-limited releases which they sold at UNDER CODE's last event. First, they sold a second press of their live-limited single from November of last year, ROCKING CHAIR to CREEP (which itself was a 2nd press / complete edition of a two-type single sold earlier in September). The new version has no new content but does feature a new jacket.

More importantly, Dali sold a DVD with footage from their last oneman live (at which they “disbanded”―until they decided to “postpone disbandment” until UNDER CODE's last live). The DVD contains complete footage from that oneman, with the exception of encore songs, which were available instead as two privilege DVDs for spending 5,000 yen on Dali goods.

For complete information, see Dali's discography.


ex-Dali vocalist Ren continues with his side project LOTMAN, but I'll make a separate post on that sometime. For now, let's appreciate Dali, and hope that their new countdown leads to new activity.

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:

  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
  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
  • 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
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!

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.

2013-04-26 0 yen other CD


KANATA's yellow radio
LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) guitarist KANATA has been releasing a series of comment CDs entitled KANATAN no YELLOW RADIO (KANATAんのイエローラジオ). The latest one is V♡L:3, given to those who spent 4,000 yen at the band's 2013-04-24 live―and for a limited time, the CD will also be awarded to anyone who spends 4,000 yen through the UCP official web shop. That offer is valid only from April 26th through the 30th, so hurry if you want to take advantage!

2013-02-14 3,000 yen comment CD-R

  1. (Comment)

2013-03-30 3,000 yen comment CD-R

  1. (Comment)

2013-04-24 4,000 yen comment CD-R

  1. (Comment)

LIN announces new release

LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) has announced a new release!! Their memorial CD Obscure Ideal will be released through lives and the official web shop on June 1st, 2013.

Obscure Ideal will cost 2,100 yen and contains 3 new songs plus 1 unspecified bonus track. (Interestingly, one of the new songs is “Fell Asleep”, which was originally announced to be the bonus track in The Psalms and Lamentations TYPE B.)

「Obscure Ideal」
2013-06-05 2,100 yen single CD

  1. Mist in Reminisce
  2. Re-frain
  3. Fell Asleep
  4. Re-frain (instrumental)
  5. Fell Asleep (instrumental)

The privilege for purchasing the memorial CD through the UCP official web shop is a signed special DVD containing a personalized message from the member of your choice and about 30 minutes of unspecified video footage.

Additionally, Obscure Ideal will include “proof-of-purchase coupon B”, which―along with “coupon A” (included in Reflect of Killing Fleur)―can be redeemed for a special privilege.

Strangely, which Reflect of Killing Fleur was announced, it was said that the double-coupon-privilege was an unreleased song, “Slander Crime”. However, mention of that song has been scrubbed from the band's news page, and the flyer for Obscure Ideal lists the privilege as a special DVD. So it seems that the new song may have been cancelled―hopefully we'll have more information on this at a later date.
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 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
FUTURISM・BOYZ oneman and new release

FUTURISM・BOYZ has announced its [very sparse] activity for 2013. The band will hold a oneman show in April, and will release a live-limited single sometime in March (all other details about the release are currently unknown).

FUTURISM・BOYZ onemanRip life!! life!! ~Jinsei Tsuppashire~ (Rip life!! life!! ~人生突っ走れ~) 2013-04-14 at Shinsaibashi FANJ-twice

2013-05-02 1,050 yen single CD

  2. action

Posts from 2012

LIN last release and lives

LIN has announced their last activity before their activity pause on June 30th, 2013!

First, in March, they'll release a best album! It features a great selection of tracks from their debut all the way to their latest release. More importantly, it also features a DVD with unreleased PV clips, including a brand new one for World In Flames (one of their best songs!).

Included in the best album is Ticket A, part of a double mail-order application to receive the unreleased song Slander Crime. However... that means there's yet another unannounced LIN release to come which will include Ticket B...! Customers who buy both the best album and the yet-unannounced release through the official web shop will receive a personalized last message + live footage DVD.

LIN also announced their last live activity. On February 2nd, 2013, they'll kick off their last tour, Reflect of Killing Fleur. Then, finally, June 30th, 2013, at Osaka BIG CAT, LIN will hold their last oneman live and pause activities indefinitely.

「Reflect of Killing Fleur」
2013-03-20 4,830 yen collection album CD + DVD

  1. The Psalms and Lamentations
  2. Insane flashback show
  3. Royal Blood
  4. Ambient Cosmo
  5. Freedom
  6. Gasp For Breath
  7. Feeling Universe
  8. Call Back
  9. Walking in the rain
  10. Lunar Eclipse~in the shadow~
  11. Foolish
  12. World In Flames

  1. Royal Blood
  2. The Psalms and Lamentations
  3. World In Flames

Slander Crime
2014-03-09 1,000 yen single CD

  1. Slander Crime

Dali disbands―and makes important announcement

Today, Dali held their final oneman live, and disbanded. The set list was around 3 hours long and featured 5(!) encores. They also sold a final CD (details below). Overall, it seems that the fans unanimously found the live beautiful, and a fitting end to Dali's 7 years of activity.

Just an hour after the live, KISAKI has posted a serious announcement from Dali: Dali will appear at UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's final “dismantling” event in the spring of 2013. In other words, Dali's disbandment has been postponed until that day.


Personally... is the phrase “Dali has postponed their disbandment” different from “Dali will hold a one day revival”? It's not as if they plan any other activity... But anyway, semantics ignored, I'm happy that Dali has just one more performance left. They will be missed.


Their last live-limited CD was ロッキンチェアとクリープ (ROCKING CHAIR to CREEP), a compilation re-release of a two-type live-limited CD (of the same title) from September. This new version features all 3 songs from the original two-type release (which itself had 2 new songs and 1 re-recording), plus 1 additional, new re-recording. It also reveals the titles of those songs (which were previously all untitled).

2012-11-24 2,000 yen single CD

  1. ねむれるよるのつくりかた Nemureru Yoru no Tsukurikata
  2. デリートデリート DELETE DELETE
  3. バニラエッセンス VANILLA ESSENCE
  4. イエスタデイワンスモア YESTERDAY ONCE MORE

Alter-ego release from Dali

Dali has announced that their recently-introduced alter-ego band Mis†ake will release its first CD-R.

The CD-R―which is supposedly a 3rd pressing of Mis†ake's demotape―will be freely distributed to those who attend Dali's October 10th five-hour-long oneman live, ダリコレ2012 finale OSAKA (きかくもの) (DALI COLLE 2012 finale OSAKA (Kikakumono)). (By the way, Dali is now calling this “oneman live” (ワンマンライブ) a “wonton live” (ワンタンライブ), hahaha.). Mis†ake will also be the opening act at the live, and their PV will be played via projection at some point during the show.

By the way, since the last post I made about this, I've figured out the actual lineup of Mis†ake. Apparently, ex-Dali guitarist SAKI (サキ) is the 5th member?!
  • Voice - ソドム (SODOM) [Ren]
  • Guitar - 无印印 (Mujirushijirushi) [KEETO]
  • Guitar - 血飞沫飞沫 (Chishibukishibuki) [SAKI (ex-Dali)]
  • Bass - 弥琴 (Mikoto) [YUU]
  • Drums - 迷宫 (Mayomiya) [Shunna]
Small change for LIN's mini-album

凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) recently announced their first mini-album. It seems that they've since decided to make a small change: the bonus track of TYPE A is now Prophecy from Nightmare, rather than the previously announced Fell Asleep.

Furthermore, the official web shop privilege has been announced: those who buy both types will receive OFF SHOT DVD VOL:6, as well as a signed cheki of the member of the customer's choosing.

And finally, the tracklist for shadow of envy, the application privilege live DVD, has been fully revealed. All updated tracklists are shown below.

The Psalms and Lamentations TYPE A
2012-11-21 2,625 yen mini-album CD

  1. The Psalms and Lamentations
  2. Undefined...
  3. Lunar Eclipse~in the shadow~
  4. Over the rainbow
  5. Misery is nothing
  6. Prophecy from Nightmare

The Psalms and Lamentations TYPE B
2012-11-21 2,625 yen mini-album CD

  1. The Psalms and Lamentations
  2. Undefined...
  3. Lunar Eclipse~in the shadow~
  4. Over the rainbow
  5. Misery is nothing
  6. Lovers ~ラヴァーズ~ Lovers ~LOVERS~

the shadow of envy -2012.4.30 OSAKA BIG CAT-
2013-02-01 0 yen live recording DVD

  1. Flowers Bloom
  2. Metamorphose
  3. Ambient Cosmo
  4. Deep Labyrinth
  5. Rin

KISAKI Satsuei & Henshuu ni Yoru OFF SHOT DVD VOL:6
2012-11-21 0 yen other DVD


CindyKate to release album ...sort of

シンディケイト (CindyKate) has announced that they will release an original full album ...sort of.

On September 19th, the band will hold a sponsored event at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER to celebrate the birthday of drummer 沙美 (Sami). At that event, the band will release a memorial album featuring 10 songs completely composed and produced by Sami. The catch? The album will only be sold at that specific live, and will be limited to 20 copies.

What's with CindyKate and these super limited live only releases?!

2012-09-19 3,300 yen maxi-single CD

  1. Adventure mermaid
  2. 春に揺られて Haru ni Yurarete
  3. Panic Rain
  4. 竜舌蘭 Ryuuzetsuran
  5. 夏風邪 Natsukaze
  6. 魔王 Maou
  7. Coffee Cup
  8. Regret~秋の夜空~ Regret~Aki no Yozora~
  9. 雪女 Yukionna
  10. white angel

Renewal release from KISAKI PROJECT

The KISAKI PROJECT feat.砂月 (SATSUKI) single Sou ~Twinkle Vitality~ has sold out! ...Accordingly, UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has labeled the single a “limited first press” and announced a new second press, to be released this October.

The second press is called 壊詞~an ideal of beauty Desperate~ (Kowashi). It features the same contents of the original press (three songs plus a live DVD), with the addition of one new song and one re-recording. Furthermore, this second press includes an application paper which can be mailed in for the chance to receive an additional live DVD (specific contents unknown). That live DVD will be given to 100 random applicants, in a lottery style system.

壊 詞 ~an ideal of beauty Desperate~
Kowashi ~an ideal of beauty Desperate~
2012-10-31 3,150 yen mini-album CD + DVD

  1. Sou
  2. 勿忘草 Wasurenagusa
  3. 消 影 Shouei
  4. 華 眩 Kagen
  5. 道 標 Michishirube
  6. 存在理由 Sonzai Riyuu
  7. 想 (Instrumental) Sou (Instrumental)
  8. 勿忘草 (Instrumental) Wasurenagusa (Instrumental)
  9. 消 影 (Instrumental) Shouei (Instrumental)
  10. 華 眩 (Instrumental) Kagen (Instrumental)
  11. 道 標 Michishirube (Instrumental)
  12. 存在理由 Sonzai Riyuu (Instrumental)

  1. Sou
  2. 勿忘草 Wasurenagusa
  3. 存在理由 Sonzai Riyuu
  4. 道標 Michishirube

Vior gloire album privileges

Vior gloire, who is releasing their first full album on October 24th, has also released the privilege list for their upcoming CD. Which store do you think gives the best privilege?

  • UNDER CODE PRODUCTION OFFICIAL WEB SHOP personalized comment DVD + signed cheki of member of your choice
  • Like an Edison comment DVD + song explanation comment CD
  • PureSound live DVD
  • CROSS CAT comment DVD
  • Jishuban Club comment DVD + photoset + group photo
  • Brand X comment DVD + photocard set + group photo card
  • little HEARTS. comment DVD + group photo
  • fiveStars comment DVD
LIN to distribute Royal Blood PV

凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) has announced that they will distribute the unreleased PV for Royal Blood. The first 100 customers to spend at least 5,000 yen at the band's 2012-08-03 live will receive the PV. Currently, there is no other release planned for the PV.

Royal blood -PROMOTION CLIP-
2012-08-03 0 yen PV collection DVD

  1. Royal blood -PROMOTION CLIP-

Dali announces distributed CD

Dali has just announced that they will freely distribute a new song at their August 8th sponsored event, ダリコレ2012 finale TOKYO (DALI COLLE 2012 finale TOKYO).

The “cover art” below accompanied the announcement, but it's not known if it's actually cover art or just a random image. If it is cover art, then the title of the new song is probably “Kaifuuhi” as indicated―if not, then I'm not sure what the song is called!

Either way, the phrase 開封日 is interesting―it means “day of breaking the seal.” Could this possibly mean that Dali's important announcement (which they will make at the event) could be a good one rather than bad?

2012-08-08 0 yen single CD

  1. 開封日 Kaifuuhi

Vior gloire announces first full album + tour

Vior gloire has announced their first full album! (SUZAKU did too!) It will be released this October, in―wait for it―one type only! The album will include 10 tracks, most of which will be new. To celebrate the release, Vior gloire will hold a three-city sponsored event tour. At each stop, they'll freely distribute an unspecified present (probably a postcard or sticker, etc.). The tour will wrap up with a commemorative oneman, at which the band will freely distribute a DVD (contents unknown).

Vior gloire
Gloomy and wakeful night
2012-10-24 3,150 yen album CD

  1. prologue1
  2. 悲しみの地に咲く花 Kanashimi no Chi ni Saku Hana
  4. インスパイア INSPIRE
  5. prologue2
  6. 狂い果てた現実に見た世界 Kurui Hate Genjitsu ni Mita Sekai
  7. リリアス・ソフィーと憂鬱 LILIAS ・ SOPHIE to Yuuutsu
  8. prologue3
  10. despair
  11. prologue4
  12. イロノナイセカイ IRONONAI SEKAI
  13. 君が居ない部屋 Kimi ga Inai Heya
  14. Locus

Commemorative three-city sponsored event tourWhite night
2012-11-09 at ESAKA MUSE
Vior gloire, Dali (guest), Jackman, クリシュナ (CRISHUNA), ジン (JIN), LOCUS, Renny Lily, ZeluvA, 縁_心 (enshi shin), TONE[+]PUZZLE, -Xion-

2012-11-10 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) CLUB 3STAR IMAIKE
Vior gloire, Dali (guest), 朱 (SUZAKU), Cu[be], ISK;M, Lustknot., 麗麗 ~reirei~, T@PLANET

2012-11-12 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) RUIDO-K3
Vior gloire, Dali (guest), Cardinal, 瀬戸の花嫁 (Seto no Hanayome), RedruM, Synk;yet, 0801弐209XX6, DEVI+TEC, シビレバシル (SIBILEBASHIR), paradox

2012-12-08 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
Vior gloire, NEGA (guest), REVINE, トモダチ (tomodachi), クリシュナ (CRISHUNA), scarlet, ZeluvA, Lougenel, アインゼーレ (EINESEELE), (Livqueur Records session)

an unspecified present will be freely distributed at each live

Tour final / CD release celebration and 2012 summation onemanEncounter Vior 2012-12-27 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
Vior gloire (oneman)

a DVD (contents unknown) will be freely distributed

I'm super excited! This is one release that I definitely, absolutely, must buy! It seems like a reward for waiting an entire year with almost no new music.
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Limited releases now on sale
Limited UNDER CODE PRODUCTION releases are now on sale

UNDER CODE has announced that five, previously limited CDs will be sold at regular shops starting September 12th. Luckily for us, three of those CDs can already be purchased through CDJapan!—the other two are available at Brand X. CD list and links to purchase below:

2011-03-11 1,000 yen single CD

  1. ソウルエクスタシー SOUL ECSTASY
  2. フィッシュファイト! FISH FIGHT!

2012-01-11 1,000 yen single CD

  1. 25:55

The Birth of Creation
2012-03-16 27€ collection album CD

  1. AURORA -destinies of world-
  2. Prologue&Epilogue
  3. Amethyst
  4. Reincarnation -輪廻季想- Reincarnation -Rinne Kisou-
  5. 美醜の果実 Bishuu no Kajitsu
  6. Gate of the Prophet
  7. Crimson
  8. God of Megaromania -純血ノ刻印-(Album Ver) God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-(Album Ver)
  9. APOCALYPSE -Re:birth of creation-
  10. Sabbath

2012-03-01 1,260 yen maxi-single CD

  1. Plug[I]n
  2. ハルジオン HARUJION

「Ouka Ranbu」
2012-03-01 1,050 yen single CD

  1. 桜歌乱舞 Ouka Ranbu

New release from Dali (but don't get excited!)
Dali announces a new release―but you can't get it!

The good news: Dali will release a new CD, in two types (for a total of three new songs), this September. The bad news: the CD is live limited, you can only buy each type on a specific day, and neither type will ever be sold again in any form―so say goodbye to any dreams of ever hearing it!

Here are some [unofficial] bits of news from friends who have attended Dali's lives. First, the band apparently debuted new costumes, which are stark white (“they resemble ghosts!”). Second, these live-limited CDs that I mentioned will supposedly be sold at a 2-day sponsored event by the band. More news when it comes!

ロッキンチェアとクリープ love
2012-09-10 1,500 yen single CD

  1. ねむれるよるのつくりかた Nemureru Yoru no Tsukurikata
  2. イエスタデイワンスモア YESTERDAY ONCE MORE

ロッキンチェアとクリープ hate
2012-09-11 1,500 yen single CD

  1. バニラエッセンス VANILLA ESSENCE
  2. ねむれるよるのつくりかた Nemureru Yoru no Tsukurikata

CindyKate's summer tour and song explanations
シンディケイト (CindyKate) has announced that they'll be embarking on a summer semi-threeman tour! It features Jin-Machine and サウイフモノ (SOUIUMONO) and will take place throughout Japan this August.

Goudou!! SUMMER TOUR!! 2012乐しいよ~\(^o^)/ (Tanoshii yo~ \(^o^)/) 2012-08-03 at 心斋桥 (Shinsaibashi) CLAPPER
2012-08-05 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
2012-08-07 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) BlackHole
2012-08-08 at 仙台 (Sendai) MACANA
Jin-Machine, シンディケイト (CindyKate), サウイフモノ (SOUIUMONO), and others

The band members also recently took time to talk a little bit about the songs featured on their live-limited mini-albums. Below are rough translations:

LOVE CHAMPIONS ROAD - The story of an effeminate young man. Otake wrote it a long time ago, and it features rock riffs with a pop melody, all set to a high register.
Zutto Koushite Itakatta - Seems to be about the same man looking back at his life.
Yurari - A mature middle-ballad.
Kairaku Riron - An “overly-rich” song.

Yubikiri - He wrote this right after graduating from high school! It's a “winter song” which was influenced by his love of Showa-era ballads at the time. He gives it a score of: 59 points for vocals, 77 for guitar, 91 for bass, and 86 for drums.
Ekubo - Seems to be a song which he wrote for CindyKate. Very poppy and focuses on love. He gives this one 21 points for vocals, 73 for guitar, 92 for bass, and 78 for drums.
Necklace - He wrote this during his 3rd year of high school! For this version, he changed it about 20%, mainly in the vocal melodies and adding synth. Seems to be a hard rock song about heartbreak. He scores it 32 points for vocals, 82 for guitar, 89 for bass, and 85 for drums.
Ichinenato no Sakura - This one is about lovers who are separated and meet again one year later... He calls this one a “Sami Super Ballad” which features piano and strings. He gives it 63 points for vocals, 91 for piano, and 90 for strings.

So many... - He says it's an important song. He wanted to release it with CindyKate (and says there might still be a change). It's a love song, as usual.
CLUB-RIZENOA- - This one is “very CindyKate.” I think he wrote it around the time of their mini-album Night people. He says he tried to sing like Mikawa Kenichi.

Individuality 2012_0525.iv
2012-05-25 2,500 yen mini-album CD

  1. So,many・・・
  2. 運命 Unmei
  3. Necklace
  4. お母さん Okaasan
  5. CLUB -リゼノア- CLUB -RIZENOA-
  6. 一年後の桜 Ichinengo no Sakura

Individuality 2012_0526.iv
2012-05-26 2,500 yen mini-album CD

  1. サーカス CIRCUS
  2. 聖者の行進 Seisha no Koushin
  3. 黒い髪 Kuroi Kami
  4. ゆらり Yurari
  5. お父さん Otousan
  6. 快楽理論 Kairaku Riron

Individuality 2012_0527.iv
2012-05-27 2,500 yen mini-album CD

  1. 指切り Yubikiri
  3. F-CUP
  4. まぁやカーニバル Maaya CARNIVAL
  5. ずっとこうしていたかった Zutto Koushite Itakatta
  6. えくぼ Ekubo

New releases from LIN
凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) has just announced two semi-new releases: an album re-release and a live DVD.

It seems that LIN's first full album, Independent “MAZE”, is now sold out!! Congrats guys. Not one to let an opportunity go wasted, KISAKI has now announced a re-release of that album. The new version collects all tracks from the initial version (including the 4 bonus tracks from the 2 bonus discs) into one complete disc. But to make the release even more worthwhile, it includes another disc... a brand new single!

2012-09-05 3,360 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

  1. In stin ctive
  2. Insane flashback show
  3. come out of your shell

  1. Cold Sabbat
  2. From The End...
  3. Silent To My Pain
  4. Fall・・・
  5. Matamorphose
  6. Royal Blood
  7. As If Forever Exists.
  8. Continuation of dream
  9. Mind confusion
  10. Replicant Blue
  11. A.Hitlor.
  12. Flowers Bloom
  13. The ins and outs
  14. World In Flames

On the same day, LIN will release a new live DVD, VALUE EXCLAIM -FILM-. It includes footage from the band's 2012-05-20 oneman live, which celebrated their 2nd anniversary.

2012-09-05 5,040 yen live recording DVD

  1. Flowers Bloom
  2. Metamorphose
  3. A.Hitlor.
  4. Silent To My Pain
  5. Ambient Cosmo
  6. Continuation of dream
  7. Fake Dance
  8. Walking in the rain
  9. Sterilization
  11. As If Forever Exists.
  12. Deep Labyrinth
  13. Feeling Universe
  14. Royal Blood
  15. Insane flashback show
  16. Call Back
  17. Rin
  19. Foolish

Those who buy both the ablum and live DVD can apply for OFF SHOT DVD VOL:5. Those who buy both the album and live DVD from the official web shop will receive a personalized message DVD and a signed offshot photo.

LIN has announced the start of a new tour, -TOUR「AWAKING from -Independent “MAZE”-」- and a new sponsored event series, AWAKING from -Independent “MAZE”-, to celebrate the new releases. (Kind of hard to tell the tour from the event series, huh?)


In related news, it was also announced today that LIN's VALUE-EXCLAIM collection album, their Independent “MAZE” FILM live DVD, and Phantasmagoria's 「Wailing Wall」 2004-2010 collection album—all previously sold only at the official web shop—will now be sold at all common stores beginning August 8th.
CindyKate's live-limited mini-albums
CindyKate will release three live-limited CDs

As you know, シンディケイト (CindyKate) will be holding a three-day threeman live at 涩谷 (Shibuya) REXX on May 25th, 26th, and 27th. The band has just announced that they will be selling a CD exclusively at each of those lives.

The three-CD series is called Individuality, and each entry will feature 6 brand new songs. In keeping with the title, each song is entirely composed, written, and sung by only one of the members. Check out the tracklists below, and click the title of each CD to view more information (including credits for each song).

Individuality 2012_0525.iv
2012-05-25 2,500 yen mini-album CD

  1. So,many・・・
  2. 運命 Unmei
  3. Necklace
  4. お母さん Okaasan
  5. CLUB -リゼノア- CLUB -RIZENOA-
  6. 一年後の桜 Ichinengo no Sakura

Individuality 2012_0526.iv
2012-05-26 2,500 yen mini-album CD

  1. サーカス CIRCUS
  2. 聖者の行進 Seisha no Koushin
  3. 黒い髪 Kuroi Kami
  4. ゆらり Yurari
  5. お父さん Otousan
  6. 快楽理論 Kairaku Riron

Individuality 2012_0527.iv
2012-05-27 2,500 yen mini-album CD

  1. 指切り Yubikiri
  3. F-CUP
  4. まぁやカーニバル Maaya CARNIVAL
  5. ずっとこうしていたかった Zutto Koushite Itakatta
  6. えくぼ Ekubo

Unfortunately, these CDs seem to be made by the members themselves, so any future release (say, through the official web shop) is unlikely. Funny that these are their most substantial releases in years, and yet we won't even get to hear them!
[Archived] CindyKate live-limited CD + cover art
originally posted at

Although it wasn't announced beforehand, it seems that シンディケイト (CindyKate) sold a special CD at bassist まぁや (Maaya)'s birthday event live. It featured a CindyKate cover (with vocals by Maaya), Maaya's first original song, and a special birthday comment. See below more information.

2012年5月12日(土) 「まぁや生誕大・大・大祭!~魁!まぁやランド~」

I'll also take this time to share the cover art from all three types of シンディケイト (CindyKate)'s latest single, since UNDER CODE wasn't kind enough to do it beforehand. See below for the covers, as well as links to buy the singles on CDJapan. If you don't have much money to spend, consider buying the singles from Amazon UK's MP3 store!

デコトラの星☆ TYPE A
デコトラの星☆ TYPE B
デコトラの星☆ TYPE C

CindyKate release updates
Although it wasn't announced beforehand, it seems that シンディケイト (CindyKate) sold a special CD at bassist まぁや (Maaya)'s birthday event live. It featured a CindyKate cover (with vocals by Maaya), Maaya's first original song, and a special birthday comment. See below more information.

2012年5月12日(土) 「まぁや生誕大・大・大祭!~魁!まぁやランド~」
2012 Nen 5 Gatsu 12 Nichi (Do) 「Maaya Seitan Dai・dai・daimatsuri! ~Sakigake! Maaya LAND~」
2012-05-12 single CD

  1. 昌代とByeBye まぁやVOCAL Ver Masayo to ByeBye Maaya VOCAL Ver
  2. 錯乱っ!! Sakurann!!
  3. まぁやバースデーコメント Maaya BIRTHDAY COMMENT

I'll also take this time to share the cover art from all three types of シンディケイト (CindyKate)'s latest single, since UNDER CODE wasn't kind enough to do it beforehand. See below for the covers, as well as links to buy the singles on CDJapan. If you don't have much money to spend, consider buying the singles from Amazon UK's MP3 store!

デコトラの星☆ TYPE A
DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆
2012-05-09 1,260 yen maxi-single CD

  1. デコトラの星☆ DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆
  2. HEA・VEN・LY-OnceMoreAgain-

デコトラの星☆ TYPE B
DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆
2012-05-09 1,260 yen maxi-single CD

  1. デコトラの星☆ DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆
  2. 毒キノコ Dokukinoko

デコトラの星☆ TYPE C
DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆
2012-05-09 1,260 yen maxi-single CD

  1. デコトラの星☆ DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆

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.

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

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

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.
[Archived] Limited CD from SUZAKU
SUZAKU has announced the release of a live and web shop limited CD! It only contains one song, but hopefully it will tide us over until a real release. Anyway, the CD is already up for purchase at the official web shop, and orders placed will be shipped on February 29th (a day early).

桜歌乱舞 (Ouka Ranbu)
2012-03-01; 1,050 yen; live and web shop limited single CD
01. 桜歌乱舞 (Ouka Ranbu)

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Limited CD from SUZAKU
SUZAKU has announced the release of a live and web shop limited CD! It only contains one song, but hopefully it will tide us over until a real release. Anyway, the CD is already up for purchase at the official web shop, and orders placed will be shipped on February 29th (a day early).

「Ouka Ranbu」
2012-03-01 1,050 yen single CD

  1. 桜歌乱舞 Ouka Ranbu

REALies limited releases
1) REALies has just announced a new limited single. 2) I've discovered some distributed releases that REALies failed to mention online. 3) REALies has announced some new limited goods, which include more distributed releases. ~It's a limited/distributed release party!~

First, as I mentioned, REALies has just announced the release of a new limited single called Plug[I]n. The single features two tracks (the title track being one of their newest songs—funny how they keep releasing new songs so quickly after writing them, but still have several unreleased songs from the day they formed...), and it will be sold only through the official web shop and at live shows.

REALies -
2012-03-01; 1,260 yen; official web shop and live limited single CD
01. Plug[I]n
02. ハルジオン (HALJION)

Secondly, as I said, I just recently discovered that REALies distributed a comment CD called REALadio Vol.2 at their 2011-07-23 sponsored event. I assume this means a Vol.1 was sold at their 2011-07-03 event. I'm not sure if any more have been release since.

And finally, REALies has announced the sale of new goods during their upcoming 5 city tour—including three more volumes of REALadio and three volumes of an offshot DVD. Anyway, the new goods are original REALies pin badges (set of 3 for 500 yen), original muffler towels (2 colors, 1,300 yen each), original glow bracelets (2 colors, set of 6 for 500 yen), and a REALies SPECIAL BAG (3,000 yen each). Each special bag will cost 3,000 yen, and only 50 will be sold in total. Here are the contents of the bags:
  • REALadio Happy New Year Ver. – type A, B, or C (randomly selected)
  • REALies OFFSHOT Ura DVD – type A, B, or C (randomly selected)
  • Happy New Year cheki – set of 2 (randomly selected)
  • member purikura – set of 2 (randomly selected)
  • sticker
  • muffler towel – 1 color (randomly selected)
  • lighter – 1 color (randomly selected)
  • pin badge – set of 3
  • glow bracelet – set of 6
  • artist photo – 1 photo (randomly selected)
  • signed artist photo – 1 photo (randomly selected)
  • regular cheki – 1 cheki (randomly selected)

Posts from 2011

[Archived] Vior gloire oneman comment CD
In my previous post about Vior gloire, I mentioned that they had sold special comment CD + polaroid sets at their first oneman live. Well, it seems that they had some left over, as limited quantities are now being sold through the official web shop!

The set costs 1,000 yen (as it did at the live), and, as I said, quantities are super limited, so hurry up and order if you want one! The item in question can be found here (as long as it's still in stock).

Vior gloire -
2011-07-30; 1,000 yen; live-limited message CD + polaroid set; limited pressing
includes group polaroid
01. メッセージ (MESSAGE)

[Archived] Megaromania oneman tour, tribute single, new costumes
First of all, Megaromania's new look has finally been officially revealed! Check out photos here and here.

Second, the band has announced a oneman tour to celebrate the release of their mini-album. The tour is called kingdom the emergence, and will be held throughout September. At each stop on the tour, Megaromania will freely distribute a tribute single (as in, the band will cover someone else's song). Each live will have its own version of the single with a different song.

CD release celebration oneman tour kingdom the emergence
2011-09-24 at 難波 (Nanba) ROCKETS
2011-09-25 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) HEART LAND
2011-09-29 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) O-WEST
Megaromania (oneman)
Megaromania Tribute Single freely distributed at each live (contents differ)

Megaromania -
Megaromania Tribute Single -A Type-
2011-09-24; 0 yen; live-limited tribute single CD
distributed freely at 2011-09-24 oneman
01. (Unspecified tribute song A)

Megaromania Tribute Single -B Type-
2011-09-25; 0 yen; live-limited tribute single CD
distributed freely at 2011-09-25 oneman
01. (Unspecified tribute song B)

Megaromania Tribute Single -C Type-
2011-09-29; 0 yen; live-limited tribute single CD
distributed freely at 2011-09-29 oneman
01. (Unspecified tribute song C)


What do you think about the new costumes? I seriously LOVE them! First, they look like cool European pirates or something—still Megaromania-esque, but just different enough that they're not boring. But more importantly, this is like the first time I think all the members look good. Usually Megaromania has a problem with ill-fitting costumes or ugly-ass makeup/hair, but everyone seems to be good this time! (even Hyoga |D)

Also, this really made me laugh: it was a huge deal when Megaromania announced their big oneman at O-WEST, but now they've just announced another one as if its nothing! I guess that means ticket sales went well, ahahahah~

Lastly, WHY DO YOU KEEP RELEASING LIVE-LIMITED STUFF? This will make 5 CDs, arghhh.

[Archived] Megaromania mini-album, tour, live-limited single
Earlier this month, Megaromania announced that they would hold a live to commemorate the release of a mini-album. Finally, some details about that mini-album have been revealed!

Edit: the band has announced a sponsored event tour to celebrate the release of the mini-album, and a live-limited single will be sold during the tour. Also, I've added official web shop privilege to the release info. And lastly, check out this big picture of Megaromania ...and this one :D


Megaromania's new mini-album is called Quintessence Voyage and will be released in three types this August. Types A and B are limited versions that will include a DVD; type C will simply include a bonus track.

Each type will include a random trading card, of six total. Each type will also include an application form; all three forms can be redeemed for a bootleg DVD (contents unspecified).

Those who purchase all three types from the official web shop will receive three privileges. First, an early ship date of 2011-07-25; second, a signed cheki of the member of your choice; and third, a DVD with two live clips.

Megaromania -
Quintessence Voyage 限定盤 TYPE:A (Genteiban TYPE:A)
2011-08-03; 3,990 yen; mini-album CD+DVD; sole pressing; UCCD-295A
includes random trading card (of 6 total)
includes application form for bootleg DVD
official web shop triple type privilege: cheki + live DVD
CD 01. (Unannounced new song)
CD 02. (Unannounced new song)
CD 03. (Unannounced new song)
CD 04. (Unannounced new song)
CD 05. (Unannounced new song)
DVD 01. (60 minutes footage from 2011-06-24 oneman)

Quintessence Voyage 限定盤 TYPE:B (Genteiban TYPE:B)
2011-08-03; 3,360 yen; mini-album CD+DVD; sole pressing; UCCD-295B
includes random trading card (of 6 total)
includes application form for bootleg DVD
official web shop triple type privilege: cheki + live DVD
CD 01. (Unannounced new song)
CD 02. (Unannounced new song)
CD 03. (Unannounced new song)
CD 04. (Unannounced new song)
CD 05. (Unannounced new song)
DVD 01. Quintessence Voyage (PV)

Quintessence Voyage 通常盤 TYPE:C (Tsuujou TYPE:C)
2011-08-03; 2,940 yen; mini-album CD; sole pressing; UCCD-295C
includes random trading card (of 6 total)
includes application form for bootleg DVD
official web shop triple type privilege: cheki + live DVD
01. (Unannounced new song)
02. (Unannounced new song)
03. (Unannounced new song)
04. (Unannounced new song)
05. (Unannounced new song)
06. bouquet (Bonus track)


Megaromania has announced a sponsored event tour to celebrate the release of their new mini-album. The tour is called Wail of crest, and will take place throughout August. (The mini-album will be sold at the tour's first date, a day before its official release.)

Additionally, the band has written a new song, Wail of crested, specifically for the tour. The song will be sold at each live as a live-limited single. (Not to be confused with the free, live-distributed CD at their upcoming oneman!)

CD release commemoration sponsored event tour Wail of crest

2011-08-02 at 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) CLUB PHASE
2011-08-14 at 新潟 (Niigata) LIVE HALL GOLDEN PIGS -RED STAGE-
2011-08-16 at 仙台HOOK
2011-08-18 at 名古屋HEART LAND
2011-08-19 at ESAKA MUSE
2011-08-21 at 博多 (Hakata) DRUM LOGOS
2011-08-23 at 松山 (Matsuyama) SALON KITTY
2011-08-24 at 岡山 (Okayama) IMAGE

live-limited CD sold at each date

Megaromania -
Wail of crested
2011-08-02; ? yen; live-limited single CD
01. Wail of crested


I've edited the post with a bunch of new information since I originally posted it, so be sure to give it a look to make sure you didn't miss anything! But anyway, what do you think about this great news? The mini-albums are more expensive than usual, but at least that means they'll include full songs rather than SEs~ Which type would you like to buy?

[Archived] Misty†Chrise distributed CD
Honestly, I'm a little confused about this... In this post, I mentioned that NEGA エンタープライゼス (NEP) released a live-limited “mysterious CD.” Later that day, 優 (Yu) made a post called “mysterious CD's true form.”

Going by that post, the NEP CD was actually a Misty†Chrise CD, I guess? I don't know if that means one song was Misty†Chrise and one was NEP, or if both were Misty†Chrise, or what. But whatever, here's the info/what I assume the tracklisting is:

Misty†Chrise -

黒い霧に包まれた狂詩曲 (Kuroikiri ni Tsutsumareta Kyoushikyoku) TYPE-「A」
2011-05-06(?); 1,000 yen; live-sold single CD
beautiful signed disc
types indistinguishable and distributed at random

01. 黒い霧に包まれた狂詩曲 (Kuroikiri ni Tsutsumareta Kyoushikyoku)
02. NEGA エンタープライゼス (NEP): ㈱ネガエンタープライゼス社員一同コメント ((Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES Shain Ichidou COMMENT)

黒い霧に包まれた狂詩曲 (Kuroikiri ni Tsutsumareta Kyoushikyoku) TYPE-「B」
2011-05-06(?); 1,000 yen; live-sold single CD
beautiful signed disc
types indistinguishable and distributed at random

01. 黒い霧に包まれた狂詩曲 (Kuroikiri ni Tsutsumareta Kyoushikyoku)
02. NEGA エンタープライゼス (NEP): 謎の新曲其の2 (お茶汲み:SAN Vocal Ver.) (Gin no Shinkyoku Sono 2 (Ochagumi: SAN Vocal Ver.))

黒い霧に包まれた狂詩曲 (Kuroikiri ni Tsutsumareta Kyoushikyoku) TYPE-「C」
2011-05-06(?); 1,000 yen; live-sold single CD
beautiful signed disc
types indistinguishable and distributed at random

01. 黒い霧に包まれた狂詩曲 (Kuroikiri ni Tsutsumareta Kyoushikyoku)
02. NEGA エンタープライゼス (NEP): 謎の新曲其の2 (代表取締役:Ray Vocal Ver.) (Gin no Shinkyoku Sono 2 (Daihyoutorishimariyaku: Ray Vocal Ver.))

黒い霧に包まれた狂詩曲 (Kuroikiri ni Tsutsumareta Kyoushikyoku) TYPE-「D」
2011-05-06(?); 1,000 yen; live-sold single CD
beautiful signed disc
types indistinguishable and distributed at random

01. 黒い霧に包まれた狂詩曲 (Kuroikiri ni Tsutsumareta Kyoushikyoku)
02. NEGA エンタープライゼス (NEP): 謎の新曲其の2 (庶務二課長:優 Vocal Ver.) (Gin no Shinkyoku Sono 2 (Shomu Ni Kachou: Yu Vocal Ver.))

Not going to lie, I'm kind of annoyed by NEGA/PERESTROIKA/NEP/Misty†Chrise right now for releasing so much live-limited stuff. I don't mind memorial photocards and such, but it's mean of them to release music/PVs that we have no way of ever hearing/seeing >(

[Archived] PERESTROIKA distributed CD
Yesterday, PERESTROIKA held the first show of their three-day last live event. As initially announced, they distributed a present to those who attended. 春人 (Haruto) revealed that the present was a special CD containing a live recording of the unreleased song ПЕРЕСТРОЙКА.

2011-05-07; 0 yen; live-distributed live CD
01. ПЕРЕСТРОЙКА (live)

The next days of the event are the 8th and 21st—I wonder if they'll be distributing special CDs at those lives too...

[Archived] New CD and DVD from NEGA ENTERPRISES
NEGA エンタープライゼス (NEP) has announced the release of a new CD. The usual applies: “beautiful(?)” signed disc, limited pressings, four types, all types look the same and are given out randomly. The CD will be sold during their 2011-05-06 appearance at the 水風船 (Mizufuusen) last live.

NEGA エンタープライゼス (NEP) -
『謎の銀の円盤』CD TYPE-「A」 (『Nazo no Gin no Enban』CD TYPE-「A」)
2011-05-06; 1,000 yen; beautiful(?), signed, live-sold single CD; limited pressings
01. 謎の新曲其の1 (Gin no Shinkyoku Sono 1)
02. ㈱ネガエンタープライゼス社員一同コメント ((Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES Shain Ichidou COMMENT)

『謎の銀の円盤』CD TYPE-「B」 (『Nazo no Gin no Enban』CD TYPE-「B」)
2011-05-06; 1,000 yen; beautiful(?), signed, live-sold single CD; limited pressings
01. 謎の新曲其の1 (Gin no Shinkyoku Sono 1)
02. 謎の新曲其の2 (お茶汲み:SAN Vocal Ver.) (Gin no Shinkyoku Sono 2 (Ochagumi: SAN Vocal Ver.))

『謎の銀の円盤』CD TYPE-「C」 (『Nazo no Gin no Enban』CD TYPE-「C」)
2011-05-06; 1,000 yen; beautiful(?), signed, live-sold single CD; limited pressings
01. 謎の新曲其の1 (Gin no Shinkyoku Sono 1)
02. 謎の新曲其の2 (代表取締役:Ray Vocal Ver.) (Gin no Shinkyoku Sono 2 (Daihyoutorishimariyaku: Ray Vocal Ver.))

『謎の銀の円盤』CD TYPE-「D」 (『Nazo no Gin no Enban』CD TYPE-「D」)
2011-05-06; 1,000 yen; beautiful(?), signed, live-sold single CD; limited pressings
01. 謎の新曲其の1 (Gin no Shinkyoku Sono 1)
02. 謎の新曲其の2 (庶務二課長:優 Vocal Ver.) (Gin no Shinkyoku Sono 2 (Shomu Ni Kachou: Yu Vocal Ver.))

Along with the CD, NEP has decided to sell a second press of their PV DVD—the DVD contained a “gorgeous” PV for their representative song, and sold out immediately. The second press is exactly the same as the first, and, as usual, will come in four different types that all look the same. (I actually forgot to provide information for the first press, so I'll put that here as well, even though both pressings have the same contents.)

NEGA エンタープライゼス (NEP) -
『商売繁盛!』プロモーションビデオクリップ TYPE-「営」 (『Shoubaihanjou!』 PROMOTION VIDEO CLIP TYPE-「Ei」)
2010-12-25; 1,500 yen; beautiful(?), signed, live-sold PV DVD second press; limited pressings
01. 商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!) PV
02. 商売繁盛! 営業部長:儿 SOLO CUT (Shoubaihanjou! Eigyoubuchou: Jin SOLO CUT) PV

『商売繁盛!』プロモーションビデオクリップ TYPE-「茶」 (『Shoubaihanjou!』 PROMOTION VIDEO CLIP TYPE-「Cha」)
2010-12-25; 1,500 yen; beautiful(?), signed, live-sold PV DVD second press; limited pressings
01. 商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!) PV
02. 商売繁盛! お茶汲み:SAN SOLO CUT (Shoubaihanjou! Ochagumi: SAN SOLO CUT) PV

『商売繁盛!』プロモーションビデオクリップ TYPE-「代」 (『Shoubaihanjou!』 PROMOTION VIDEO CLIP TYPE-「Dai」)
2010-12-25; 1,500 yen; beautiful(?), signed, live-sold PV DVD second press; limited pressings
01. 商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!) PV
02. 商売繁盛! 代表取締役:Ray SOLO CUT (Shoubaihanjou! Daihyoutorishimariyaku: Ray SOLO CUT) PV

『商売繁盛!』プロモーションビデオクリップ TYPE-「庶」 (『Shoubaihanjou!』 PROMOTION VIDEO CLIP TYPE-「Sho」)
2010-12-25; 1,500 yen; beautiful(?), signed, live-sold PV DVD second press; limited pressings
01. 商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!) PV
02. 商売繁盛! 庶務二課長:優 SOLO CUT (Shoubaihanjou! Shomu Ni Kachou: Yu SOLO CUT) PV

『商売繁盛!』プロモーションビデオクリップ 2ndプレス TYPE-「営」 (『Shoubaihanjou!』 PROMOTION VIDEO CLIP 2nd PRESS TYPE-「Ei」)
2011-05-06; 1,500 yen; beautiful(?), signed, live-sold PV DVD second press; limited pressings
01. 商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!) PV
02. 商売繁盛! 営業部長:儿 SOLO CUT (Shoubaihanjou! Eigyoubuchou: Jin SOLO CUT) PV

『商売繁盛!』プロモーションビデオクリップ 2ndプレス TYPE-「茶」 (『Shoubaihanjou!』 PROMOTION VIDEO CLIP 2nd PRESS TYPE-「Cha」)
2011-05-06; 1,500 yen; beautiful(?), signed, live-sold PV DVD second press; limited pressings
01. 商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!) PV
02. 商売繁盛! お茶汲み:SAN SOLO CUT (Shoubaihanjou! Ochagumi: SAN SOLO CUT) PV

『商売繁盛!』プロモーションビデオクリップ 2ndプレス TYPE-「代」 (『Shoubaihanjou!』 PROMOTION VIDEO CLIP 2nd PRESS TYPE-「Dai」)
2011-05-06; 1,500 yen; beautiful(?), signed, live-sold PV DVD second press; limited pressings
01. 商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!) PV
02. 商売繁盛! 代表取締役:Ray SOLO CUT (Shoubaihanjou! Daihyoutorishimariyaku: Ray SOLO CUT) PV

『商売繁盛!』プロモーションビデオクリップ 2ndプレス TYPE-「庶」 (『Shoubaihanjou!』 PROMOTION VIDEO CLIP 2nd PRESS TYPE-「Sho」)
2011-05-06; 1,500 yen; beautiful(?), signed, live-sold PV DVD second press; limited pressings
01. 商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!) PV
02. 商売繁盛! 庶務二課長:優 SOLO CUT (Shoubaihanjou! Shomu Ni Kachou: Yu SOLO CUT) PV

Posts from 2008

[Archived] New Band
① UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has a new band. Sort of? The band's name is GRIEVER, and, according to the OHP, they are receiving UNDER CODE's full support and backing. They will be holding two events on 11/29 and 11/30, at which their first two CDs will be freely distributed.

GRIEVER's profile at UCP
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