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THE BLACK SWAN new release in October

THE BLACK SWAN will have a new music release on 2017-10-25.


They'll also hold a short oneman tour on 2017-10-20, 11-11, and 11-24 at Ikebukuro EDGE, Osu (大須) UNLIMITS, and Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) Paradigm, respectively.


Further details are yet to be announced.


chariots mini-album, stampcard, and lives

chariots mini-album, stampcard, and lives

chariots will release a new mini-album in August.


Revenir (french for “return”) will be released on 2017-08-23, and will feature 2 new songs plus 4 re-recordings which will be selected by fans. All songs are eligible--even past songs which were never recorded(?). Fans can cast their vote via the band's official LINE account.




The band has also begun a LINE stampcard campaign. From April through July, those who are friends with the band's official LINE account can accumulate stamps by reading a QR code at the band's live and instore events. Those who collect 10 stamps will receive a live clip (of your desired song) + comment (of your desired member) DVD.




chariots will hold a fan request oneman at which they'll play 10 fan requested songs and 4 member selected songs. NAGOYA “Ranking” MUSIC Night will be held on 2017-07-20 at Nagoya (名古屋) MUSIC FARM.


Finally, their alter-ego band 「c」 will perform on 2017-05-24 at Shinjuku club SCIENCE.


ARLEQUIN's new single/collection album

ARLEQUIN's new single/collection album

ARLEQUIN has revealed their new look and announced a new “single”!


Kachikan no Chigai ha Yuiitsu no Sukuidatta (価値観の違いは唯一の救いだった) will be released on June 7th for 1,980 yen. The band is billing the release as a “maxi-single + music collection,” but it's essentially a best album with a new song attached. That being said, the release costs only 1,980 yen and includes 14 rerecorded(!) songs, plus the new song. Definitely a good deal, especially considering the great tracklist.


(Is this some sort of scheme to get to the top of the ORICON indies single chart?)


By the way, the product number of the release is GMCD-037A, so I'm betting they already have a “more maxi-single-esque” version planned, if the first one sells really well 😎







ARLEQUIN will hold a “premium” Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka one tour, also entitled Kachikan no Chigai ha Yuiitsu no Sukuidatta (価値観の違いは唯一の救いだった), on 2017-06-14, 06-16, and 07-09 at HOLIDAY NEXT NAGOYA, HOLIDAY OSAKA, and HOLIDAY SHINJUKU, respectively. Pre-ordered tickets will be sold for the special price of 1,980 yen, just like the maxi-single.


Their fourth anniversary oneman tour, Dekoboko (凸凹), will begin with a kaleidoscope-limited live on 2017-09-02 at Shinjuku (新宿) BLAZE, and end on 2018-01-13 at Osaka (大阪) BIG CAT. Their November 5th oneman at Aoyama (青山) RiZM will be male-limited.




By the way. ARLEQUIN's official blog is now at LINE.




David to release first single

David to release first single

David will release its first single in September!


That was announced by SUI at David's first official live on the 8th at Tokyo (東京) KINEMA Club (キネマ倶楽部). All other details are TBA, but my guess is it will feature the three songs that they played at the live: GENESIS, MAGE, and BLOOD.


Btw, once again the support members were erina, HI-NA, Jin, and Sho. I wonder if they'll participate in the recording of the single as well 🤔




Also, these are the goods that David is selling: muffler towel (2,500 yen), poster (1,000 yen), and photoset (1,000 yen).


Who doesn't want a poster in their room of SUI doing that pose?


chariots releases samples for "Succubus" + oneman lives

chariots has released new samples from their latest single, Succubus.





The cover art has also been revealed below:



The band has just concluded their twoman with The Gallo, and are scheduled to hold their 1st anniversary oneman events, "OSAKA Night VARON" (at Shinsaibashi VARON) and "TOKYO EDGE Night" (at EDGE IKEBUKURO), on April 15 and 22 respectively.




chariots oneman flyer


chariots oneman flyer


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.


Ashley first mini-album

Ashley first mini-album

Ashley (ex-Cu[be] vocalist's new band) has announced their first mini-album!


Tsugisetsu [TriCk] STAR (継接[TriCk]スター) will be released on 2017-04-03, though it's not yet clear whether the CD will be available in most stores. It seems to feature 4 songs plus an SE, and previews have already been released:





Notice the use of a vocaloid backing track--kind of unique!




By the way, Ashley has a few other songs that will still need to be released:


  • Haiki Shoujo R (廃棄少女R)
  • PARALLEL PALETTE (パラレルパレット)
  • Dai2shu HERO Shoukougun (第二種ヒーロー症候群)


Someone describe it as Cu[be] with more synth, and I basically agree... Unfortunately, the lead composer of Cu[be] isn't involved in this band, so I don't think the compositions sound as nice. But, I'll still buy it for sure!




Devil Kitty's バンギャル最終兵器 Details Revealed

Devil Kitty's バンギャル最終兵器 Details Revealed

Earlier this morning (in EST, that is), Devil Kitty released the full music video for their upcoming single. Shortly after, they also uploaded a preview of the other two songs.












The first video's description also contains the track list for both types of the single. Interestingly enough, the bonus track on type-B appears to be a cover from Yuuga's solo project.


NEiN 1st mini album [DeRACINE] trailer

NEiN 1st mini album [DeRACINE] trailer

NEiN released their 1st album at 2017/01/11
Details below





Tracklist


  • 標的 (Hyōteki)
  • 極彩色・螺旋 (Gokusaishoku rasen)
  • 奈落 (Naraku)
  • メメント (Memento)
  • 冬の蜃気楼 (Fuyu no shinkirō)
  • 暁ニ謳エバ (Akatsuki ni?eba)

CD is available via


  • lives
  • NEiN official webstore
  • disk Union
  • HMV
  • AMAZON
  • CDJapan

Bonus:


  • Live venue: CD with one song "Craving (the FUZZ / the LUST cover)"
  • Official online store CD with one song "暁ニ謳エバ (unpublished studio live version)"
  • Disk Union all-store: a DVD special edition studio live ver. of the song"未来"
  • Tower Records, HMV, CDJapan: Original IC card sticker

NEiN


Paranoid≠circuS: new label, member, name, and release!

Paranoid≠circuS: new label, member, name, and release!

Paranoid≠circuS has joined a label, gained a new member, changed their name, and announced a new release!




On Christmas Day, Paranoid≠circuS officially joined ex-SUZAKU-lead label king zeebra.


Then, on the 23rd of this month, they held a sponsored event Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) paradigm, JakiRAI (蛇喰ライ), celebrating the birthday of guitarist Jaki (蛇鬼). After the event, support guitarist Nayuta (那由多) [ex-AiM MaiM~etc.], who had been with the band since July 2016, officially joined, and the band officially changed their name to PARANOID≠CIRCUS.


PARANOID≠CIRCUS will release their 4th single, ENIGMA, on 2017-03-15. Their release celebration special event, Re:BIRTHDAY, will be held on 2017-03-17 at HOLIDAY OSAKA. The event will be comprised of a 60 minute oneman (attendees of which will receive a privilege offshot DVD), followed by an after party.


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Two little notes: they've finally “admitted” the members' positions (eg. garu is now vocalist instead of “leopard”); and they've actually used the PARANOID≠CIRCUS notation intermittently for the past few months.


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Devil Kitty To Release Their 2nd Maxi-Single
Devil Kitty To Release Their 2nd Maxi-Single

At their one-man live on December 21st, Devil Kitty had a lot of big annoucements! Firstly, they announced the release of their new maxi-single, バンギャル最終兵器 (BAND GIRL Saishuu Heiki, which is "Bangya's final weapon" in English. This may be in response to how ROCKSTAR RECORDS was ran since frontman Yuuga has always been extremely vocal about exposing nonsense that goes on in the scene). It would appear that the band is now signed to Planet Child Music as well.







The single will be released on March 15th, 2017. It will come in 2 types: one with a DVD and one with a bonus 3rd track. Furthermore, the band will also start a new tour series called "裏筋とあなたツアー" (Urasuji to Anata TOUR), which I'm pretty sure is an NSFW name.


In addition, the band also revealed a new costume set. Pretty different from the kimono-esque costumes they had last time! (Also, Maijyu looks like Lil Poundcake and I find that hysterical).


Lastly, the band also released their "0th Album" at their last 1-man live. Attendees received this album with the purchase of a premium ticket.



LACK-CO. new visual and releases

Lack-co. has revealed their new look and announced some new releases!


In February, they'll release the maxi-single Mushiiri CHOCOLATE (虫入りチョコレート) in two types (one with bonus track A and PV + offshot, and the other with bonus track B). They'll follow up with maxi-single Nenchakugata CRAZY SALTiri COOKIE (粘着型クレイジーソルト入りクッキー) in March, following the same two type format.


Their celebratory threeman with GRIMOIRE (グリモア) and LIRAIZO, Yuushuutani no Mushitachi (幽囚谷の虫達), will be held on 2017-02-15 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) CLUB PHASE, and their celebratory twoman with Chanty, Metsuboudoku Enkai (滅亡毒宴会), will be held at the same venue on 2017-03-15.


That will be followed up with a oneman tour, SID VICIOUS (シドヴィシャス), beginning on 2017-04-08 at Osaka (大阪) RUIDO, and ending with tour final oneman, NANCY (ナンシー), on 2017-05-20 at Shinjuku (新宿) ReNY.










GIGAMOUS vocalist to secede

On 2017-03-31, vocalist Shiki (式) will secede and GIGAMOUS will pause activities.


The band will hold their current-lineup last oneman tour, FINAL GIGA PARTY ROCK SHOW!!!!, from 2017-03-07, culminating with a 500-person-limited oneman, GIGAren 4 REVENGE (ギガ連4リベンジ), on March 31 at Shinjuku (新宿) ReNY.


Also in March, the band will release their first live DVD, which was recorded at their 2016-10-10 live. Further details TBA.


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).







THE BLACK SWAN fifth single announced

THE BLACK SWAN has announced their 5th single: RAGE.


All songs on the single will feature 8-string guitar in Drop E tuning, “expressing the ultimate heaviness and roaring anger.” Aside from its release date of 2017-03-08, other details are TBA.


The band will hold their oneman tour, Rage against...xxx, in March, with a tour final oneman at Shinjuku (新宿) BLAZE on 2017-04-22. Aside from the tour final, each show will be produced by a different member:


  • 2017-03-12 Produced by Makoto (誠) at Kashiwa (柏) Thumb Up
  • 2017-03-18 Produced by Len (煉) at Akita (秋田) LIVE SPOT 2000
  • 2017-03-25 Produced by JIN (儿) at Shizuoka (静岡) SUNASH
  • 2017-03-26 Produced by Itsuki (樹) at Nagano (長野) LIVE HOUSE J
  • 2017-04-02 Produced by RENA at Yonago (米子) AZTiC laughs






By the way, as of 2016-11-20, Len (煉) and RENA are no longer accepting fanmail.


PENTAGON's New Single "CRAZY TRIBE"

Party monsters PENTAGON are releasing a new single this winter entitled CRAZY TRIBE. Thus far, they have only announced that the single will come in 3 types--one with a music video, and two types with an additional 3rd track song.








They've also revealed a new set of costumes as well as a small snippet of their upcoming release.







千吊-chizuru-


千吊-chizuru-




ゆとり


ゆとり




拓-taku-


拓-taku-




眠花-minpha-


眠花-minpha-




篤輝-atsuki-


篤輝-atsuki-


MASKED RIDER SYSTEM last live DVD

Though they disbanded in February, MASKED RIDER SYSTEM has announced that they'll release a DVD of their last live!


As of now, the band has not decided the details (release date, price, store availability, etc.), but I'll update with new information as it's announced.


2016-11-14 edit: the DVD will be sold via mail-order beginning on the 20th of this month. Price is still undecided.




Lilith's new look, second press, and more

Lilith has revealed their new look! Nice, isn't it?


They've also announced that they'll release a second press of their album in January. It lacks the privileges and making-of footage from the first press, but makes up for it by including video from the band's January 2016 oneman.






In other news, vocalist Kyouka (鏡華) has released a cover of Digimon themesong Butter-Fly, originally by Wada Kouji (和田 光司). Meanwhile, bassist Shura (修羅) released a cover of Gokurakujoudo (極楽浄土) by MARiA, who originally rose to popularity via niconico. The whole band is super talented, huh?









The tracklist of the digital version of Lilith's upcoming single has changed somewhat. Now, the title track is being listed as a “Web ver.,” which I assume means it's slightly shorter? However, they've also added two vocalless tracks to the release m/






Guitarist Lin (凛) has been featured on the FRACTAL AUDIO SYSTEMS artist page. He's in good company: MEJIBRAY, GLAY, SUGIZO, baroque, and A9 are also featured.




Finally, I want to mention that I've caught-up the discographies for Lilith and Affective Synergy, so please check those out. I've also found clips of their songs being used for the opening and ending (respectively) of anime Hitori no Shita: THE OUTCASAT (一人之下: THE OUTCAST):







LACK-CO. Samples for 怪しい眼鏡屋さん Released

Lack-co. recently posted a sample video for their upcoming mini-album.





According to the video overlay, their limited edition version has already sold out in preorders. Tenten bangya don't mess around


Do you have a favorite sample?


Arte Macchina: lineup change and single

"Victorian steam caravan" band Arte Macchina has mentioned that they will release their first single sometime this winter.


The single is planned to be available at the band's next live on 2016-12-16 at Umeda (梅田) Zeela, but all other details (title, songs, price, other methods of purchase) are completely undecided. Despite that, the band has launched a "privilege campaign," wherein fans can submit questions, and the band will record a video answering them. If you're interested in the Q&A, just send a direct message to the band on Twitter (details below).









I'm not sure of the details, but it seems like guitarist HIDAKA seceded from the band sometime in the middle of this year. At the same time, guitarist Shio (紫緒) switched positions to bassist.


Furthermore, after their 2016-10-23 live at Umeda (梅田) Zeela, Aki (@ArteMacchinaAki) joined as a new guitarist.


PISARRO: new look, release, member names, oneman, and event

PISARRO held their free oneman live today, and made several important announcements!


First, the band has an awesome new look!



























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Vocalist Koe (虎歪) also changes his name back to KAIRI (カイリ), which is what we knew him as during the SIVA days ;0;~ Similarly, bassist Vian changed his name back to Yume (夢).


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The band also announced their first available-nationwide single, gradation! It will be released in January, in two types (PV version / bonus track version). They've already released the PV via YouTube \m/









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PISARRO's next sponsored event will be the chaotic gallery: picture04 takadanobaba area on 2017-01-16 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA. They'll also hold their first paid oneman live (and KAIRI birthday celebration event), Shajitsuha STRATEGY (写実派ストラテジー), on 2017-05-20 at EDGE IKEBUKURO.


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By the way, at their oneman today, they sold new artist photosets, an original passcase, and original cheki holder. (That's in addition to the two live-limited singles that were available.)


ARLEQUIN "KARMA" details + other

ARLEQUIN has revealed the cover and tracklist of their upcoming single, KARMA. They also released a sample earlier this month.











Some other minor ARLEQUIN news:


  • The band will appear in Cure Vol.159.
  • At the band's October 23rd oneman, those who spend 1,944 yen on goods at the Like an Edison-sponsored sales booth will receive a "tour final celebration member's solo paper card." (Imo, a little postcard with a member's signature/comment. I'm not sure if you only receive 1, or a set of all 5.)
  • ARLEQUIN has collaborated with brand CIVARIZE to produce original parkas (7,000 yen each). Those who purchase a parka + collaboration cheki (500 yen each) are eligible to attend an instore event, and to receive an A2-sized collaboration poster.
  • The band also has a new parka and muffler towel available at lives.
ex-Clearveil new band "ORCALADE" has formed + 1st mini-album, "Espada"

A new band, ORCALADE has formed, and it involves some notable visual veterans!


Lineup:


  • Vo.HIRO (ex-EAT YOU ALIVE)
  • Gu.NOZOMI (希) (ex-ClearVeil, carat)
  • Gu.TAKAKI (貴樹) (ex-ASS'n'ARRow, DEATHGAZE, etc.)
  • Dr.YUIZE (ゆいぜ) (ex-ASS'n'ARRow, ClearVeil (support))
  • Support ba.HISAYOSHI (ex-ClearVeil)

They will hold their first live on January 15, 2017, and will release their first mini-album, "Espada" on February 22. The EP will also be sold in advance at their live on February 19.




AKIROW (FLESH FOR FLANKENSTEIN) best album + about HAUNTED HOUSE

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.


SHAPE SHIFTER x More - Split Single

Keeping up with their collaborative habits, SHAPE SHIFTER is going to participate in another split single--this time with More entitled "In the Depth." . Like their previous shared releases, this CD will contain a song previously released by both bands featuring a vocalist swap. This time, however, there is one new song in which both bands participated in its recording.




This single will be available at their live shows starting January 12th, 2017, up until February 1st.


Insanity Injection new mini-album, "Psychotic Cabaret"

After releasing two digital singles earlier this summer, Insanity Injection has announced the release of their first mini-album, now entitled, Psychotic Cabaret! Details are scarce for now, but the EP is slated for release on November 11 and I presume it to be another digital release...




As stated earlier, they also recently released 2 digital one-coin singles, SENSE OF ASH and THE BAPTIST.






chariots new mini-album, "Shinkou ni Yurameku, Hakanaki Sekirei"

chariots have finally released details on their new mini-album, now entitled, 深紅に揺らめく、儚き鶺鴒 (Shinkou ni Yurameku, Hakanaki Sekirei)! The CD will be released on November 16, and will cost 2700 yen. The band also took a new artist photo just 2 months after their last one (lol).




THE BLACK SWAN interview, contest, privileges, and calendar

THE BLACK SWAN have done an English interview with Shattered-Tranquility.


It's pretty blunt, which is equal parts refreshing and depressing, lol. But it's a good read. There's also a contest to win one of two signed autography boards―information for how to participate is at the bottom of the interview.




Privileges for PERSONA have been announced:


  • [Jishuban Club] either type: group photo / both types: comment DVD
  • [Brand X] either: group photo / both: comment DVD
  • [Like an Edison] A type: photoset / B type: group photo + song explanation CD
  • [ZEAL LINK] either: group photo / both: comment DVD
  • [TOWER RECORDS] both: A3-sized poster


The Len and Kotetsu 2017 calendar book will be released on 2016-10-18. You can pre-order it at Amazon JP.


[It's a calendar with pictures of TBS drummer Len (煉) and his famous cat Kotetsu (虎徹). The previously released a photobook last year.]






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~


Affective Synergy new members and single

Affective Synergy (the solo project of ex-brodiaea and Lilith guitarist 凛-Lin-) has unveiled their new activity!


The project will officially restart activities with mysterious new vocalist 蒼-Ao-, ex-brodiaea bassist 真央-Mahiro-, and a unspecified fourth member.


The fourth member (Mr. Cloak) seems to be ex-FANG drummer Takumi (たくみ), who is currently in Visual Lab (ヴィジラボ), but I suppose he'll stay as an unnamed support member.


I'm not sure who vocalist Ao is tho... Actually, he looks like Yuu+ (悠+) (ex-ZODIA ~ Ultimate Sonic), who has been acting as support vocalist lately. Officially, he'll step down as support vocalist on 2016-09-16, but maybe that's just a cover? Please check out the photo of him (third from left) and give your opinion!




Affective Synergy will release their new single DAZE in October, and will hold two sponsored lives to celebrate.




ARLEQUIN New Single

ARLEQUIN announced that they will be releasing a new single in November. The single will come in two types, one with a PV DVD and one with an additional third track.


Other details have not been announced, but you can keep an eye out for updates here:






In addition, the band has revealed some new costumes: they have a stark lack of contrast that their usual photo shoots tend to be edited with, but for some reason I think that's kind of refreshing. The band will also be making an appearance on the cover of August's Cure magazine, where I'm sure more details will be revealed.




Cure


Cure


SHAPE SHIFTER's first Maxi-Single

SHAPE SHIFTER are releasing their first multi-type single this October, entitled 枯れた瞳 (Kareta hitomi).


This single will come in two types: type-A will have a DVD containing live footage of two older songs, and type-B will have a bonus track, "渇きの扉." This was actually featured as the 3rd track on their 2nd single, but this is an unplugged version.






Retweet if you agree with Z's Party City Ursula wig.


Samples of Zekkyou! Now Available

Samples of PENTAGON 's new mini-album are now up on Youtube. Do you have a favorite?





Additionally, the band has released an artist book earlier last month. It has the same title as their mini-album, and had to be specifically preordered to get a copy. This wasn't mentioned in their previous announcement post, but you can read more about it or add it to your collection here:




Avanchick's first album: 明日もし世界が終わっても

Rockstar Records veterans AVANCHICK are releasing their first album soon: 明日もし世界が終わっても (Ashita Moshi Sekai ga Owatte mo)! Keeping with their interesting release names, this title means something like "If the world also ends tomorrow" in English.




While no other details have yet surfaced, aside from a November 30th release date, I, personally, am excited for this news. I speculate that all three of their Rockstar Records singles A-sides will make an appearance here, but we'll know for sure soon. This post will be updated once more information becomes available.


chariots announces first mini-album

chariots has announced their first mini-album! (Since reviving, anyway.)


Shinkou ni Yurameku, Hakanaki Sekirei will be released in November of this year, but all further details are TBA.


In the mean time, they also announced a coupling tour with THE GALLO, NEO JAPANESQUE BEAUTY AND CATASTROPHE; a mini-oneman in celebration of KAZ's birthday, Birth of KARMA; and a full oneman at O-WEST!


I can't wait to hear the mini-album 👊






PENTAGON's new mini-album "絶叫!"
Pentagon are releasing a new mini-album this August entitled "絶叫! (Zekkyou!)." Unlike their previous mini, this CD will come in a regular and limited edition. The regular type will come with 7 songs, and the limited edition comes with 6 tracks and a PV-DVD for their new song "ボクラノウタ (BOKURA NO UTA)." Both types will include "POPCORN MONSTER," which was their last single.



Y'all ready for some more circus rabbit nonsense?


GIGAMOUS releases, lives, and HEISEI ISHIN memorial
Lots of GIGA news today, in the wake of GIGAMOUS' tour final! New releases and lives... and more HEISEI ISHIN memorial lives!

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GIGAMOUS will hold a twoman with Mix Speaker's,Inc., Giga Mix, on 2016-11-26 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA.

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A two-part memorial live to deceased HEISEI ISHIN vocalist, Taku (拓), will be held. Heisei revolution party 2016 (平成revolution party 2016) 【Osakahen】 (【大阪編】) and 【Tokyohen】 (【東京編】) will be held on 2016-12-09 at OSAKA amHALL and 2016-12-13 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA, respectively. Details TBA, but I'm so glad that this tradition is being continued! R.I.P Taku 💔

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GIGAMOUS vocalist Shiki (式) will hold his birthday oneman, Shiki Seitansai (式聖誕祭), on 2016-12-01 at Shibuya (渋谷) REX. Details TBA.

GIGAMOUS vocalist Shiki (式) will also embark on a solo tour (he previously acted as a solo artist before joining the band). Tabidori (旅鳥) will start on 2016-08-18 in Tokyo (東京). Details TBA. (I wonder if he'll have a release too 🤔)

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GIGAMOUS has revealed their new artist photo! Check it out above. (I love it!)

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The band will release their mini-album GIGAGAIN on 2016-09-07, to commemorate their 3rd anniversary! It contains re-recordings of previously-released singles, plus at least one new song. (My prediction is 4 old songs + 1 new? What do you think?)

The band will also release their 8th single (details TBA) on 2016-11-09, also in commemoration of their 3rd anniversary.

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Their 3rd anniversary celebration tour, GIGA PARTY ROCK SHOW!!!!, will commence on 2016-09-14 at Sapporo (札幌) Spiritual Lounge.

They'll also have a special event, 3shuunen ONEMAN Chokuzen Giganeko Kekkishuukai (3周年ワンマン直前戯画猫決起集会), at Shibuya (渋谷) RUIDO K2.

Finally, their tour final oneman(?), GIGAMOUS 3shuunen & seiya Seitansai (ギガマウス3周年&seiya誠誕祭), will be held on 2016-10-10 at Tokyo (東京) Kinema Club (東京キネマ倶楽部).



chariots new single, 「Kisai」 + Gu. KAZ will depart from GENGAH
After releasing their latest single Senkou just two months ago, chariots isn't slowing down - they've announced a new single, and this time, it looks like it's a nationwide release! 👍🏻

The single, called Kisai (忌際) will be released on July 13 for 2,700 yen. The three-track CD will also come with a DVD, which will have the PV for the titular song. The band have also updated their live schedule and even have some instores planned to commemorate the single's release. All of this is displayed on their latest flyer which reveals their fierce new look!

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In other news, guitarist KAZ, who also performed alongside ex-TRIGGAH vocalist 壱-hajime- on his solo project GENGAH, will depart from said project on July 15, in view of chariots' lengthy schedule. His departure also happens to take place two days after the release of Kisai, and also when GENGAH will depart from their record label, DUAL CORE SOUND ENTERPRISE. KAZ first joined the project last September, but the fact that he will later leave in favor of chariots is no surprise; bassist Jin did the same when he left his previous band SHAPE SHIFTER to pursue his activities in the band.

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



ARLEQUIN album tracklist and covers up
ARLEQUIN has revealed the covers and tracklists of their upcoming album, Utopia!

As expected, the album is in three types: limited A type, with live + offshot DVD; limited B type, with PV + documentary DVD; and normal (C type) with a bonus track. Interestingly, it seems that the B type has been reduced in price juuuust a bit.

You can view the covers and full tracklists at the band's discography page.

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ARLEQUIN will also be collaborating with Like an Edison to release special Utopia shopping bands at the store, beginning on 2016-05-19.
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.

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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]

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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~$WANTED$ ($ウオンテッド$)]
Avanchick Is Releasing Two New CDs
It was announced that Avanchick is going to be releasing two new CDs. The first is a new maxi-single, entitled "人生ゲーム (Jinsei GAME)," and the second is a single called "Idol."

人生ゲーム will be released in a typical 3-type format. Type A will come with a PV DVD, and types B and C will come with an additional unique bonus track. The release date for these singles is June 22nd, but cover art and new costumes have not been announced yet.



As for Idol, it was announced that this is going to be a 1-track single that comes in a Lucky Bag. This Lucky Bag will be sold at their one-man live at TSUTAYA O-West on July 8th.
SAIKA (ex-the:Ø vo.) joins BLOOD STAIN CHILD
After short-lived band the:Ø had suddenly dissolved back in January 2015, it seemed unlikely that vocalist Saica (槐) would resume band activities. However, the latest band he's joined is quite a surprise.

Now going under the alternate spelling, SAIKA, the indie vocalist will join the popular rock band, BLOOD STAIN CHILD, on May 15, after their previous vocalists had already departed. They've already recorded a new single, which you can check out below:



The single, called NEXUS, is expected to be released this summer.

♦Because neither this band or SAIKA are UCP-related, further activity/news will not be covered here.
Arte Macchina's upcoming PV
Looks like Arte Macchina is in the process of making their first PV for an upcoming release! Details have not been announced yet, but at least it looks like they're finally releasing something (which may or may not be live-limited). Check out exclusive shots provided by the owner of the warehouse here. The band has also released a comment video, which also shows the PV in progress.


Also, it seems that their website is down, as a 403 forbidden page pops up...their social media accounts, however, are still active.
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.




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:
ARLEQUIN to Release 2nd Album "Utopia"
ARLEQUIN announced at their show on April 2nd that they will be releasing their 2nd full-length album named "Utopia." Like their previous releases, this album will come in 3 types and is due to drop on June 8th, 2016.

Types A and B are both limited editions that come with a DVD and a 12 track CD. The bonus DVD for type-A includes live footage of 5 unspecified tracks, plus some offshoot content. Type B will contain a PV DVD for their new song "境界線 (kyoukaisen)" and a documentary of their live show "「傷」×ツケル-片鱗-. (「Kizu」× TSUKERU-henrin-)." The regular edition type-C will contain a bonus 13th track.

While the full track listings are not yet available, they have mentioned that the following singles will be making an appearance:
  • ジレンマ(dilemma)
  • 道化ノ華(douke no hana)
  • クオリア(qualia)
  • PARANOIA
  • 境界線(kyoukaisen)

Lastly, once this album is out the band will begin a tour also entitled "境界線 (kyoukaisen)" that will last from June 8th until their finale on October 23rd at Zepp DiverCity Tokyo.
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.


ペンタゴン New Single and 2 Live DVDs
Pentagon have announced the release of several new items: a new single, entitled "ポップコーンモンスター(POPCORN MONSTER)" on June 1st, and two live DVDs named "2015.11.22 「眠≠罪」@AKASAKA BLITZ & 2015.05.30 「密室」@TSUTAYA O-WEST" and "2016.03.20 「ゴーストバスターズ」@中野サンプラザ," respectively. Along with this news came a new photoshoot of their zany costumes and a small preview of what their new song will sound like. Once again, they've tried to fool everyone into thinking they've turned into a pop-rock band.



POPCORN MONSTER will be released in 3 types: type-A will be 2 tracks and pv / offshoot DVD, and types B+C will be 3 tracks, each containing a unique third song. Type A will cost 1,944 yen, and types B and C will both cost 1,620 yen.

Both DVDs will contain two discs, presumably one for each show featured in their titles.




Devil Kitty's New Single "夢幻回帰"
Devil Kitty are releasing their first single entitled "夢幻回帰" (Mugen Kaiki) on May 18th. The single has two tracks and will only cost 540 yen. The band has described the first track to be melancholic and the latter to be "rampage metal (lit: 暴れメタルナンバー)," so it looks like this little single is going to have some diversity.

In addition to their new costumes, as shown above, the band is also embarking on a fairly extensive free one-man tour. From the bits and pieces I could understand from their article on Visunavi, it seemed like they were disappointed that some fans couldn't afford to see them all the time, so making their shows free is an effort to reach out to others who might not have been able to see them otherwise. I guess Yuuga's getting soft in his old age ;)

Full details about their tour, as well as an interview with the band can be read in native Japanese here.
THE BLACK SWAN: album, oneman, look, OHP, & JIN quits Twitter
THE BLACK SWAN has revealed their new artist image. (The “wedding dress” look was for promotional purposes only, and the new image shows the costumes that they actually wear on stage.)

They've also renewed their OHP (theblackswan.jp) and their official Twitter account (@THEBLACKSWANofc). Right now, those who follow the account and RT this tweet can win 1 of 5 copies of OUSIA -dispersed-! It seems that Terakoya staff have taken over in full force~

On that note: vocalist JIN (儿) has suddenly quit Twitter. His reasons are unknown (some speculate that it was due to harassment), but he says that he'll occasionally Tweet through the band's official Twitter, and will continue to update his blog. We love you, JIN!

Thanks to the OHP update, we now know that OUSIA will contain 12 tracks (+ 2 additional tracks on the B TYPE). So my guess is that it has all 10 tracks from the live-distributed version, plus 2 new songs. Hopefully they're actual songs and not just SE tracks♪ I guess it will be a while before we know for sure, but in the mean time, you can check out the cover art: TYPE A, TYPE B.

Finally a few details about their 2016-06-03 oneman, OUSIA: a special project related to the album will be held there, and an unspecified present will be freely distributed to attendees... I wonder what it is!
http://weloveucp.com/lives/213/
ex-SIVA/gaNesha & ex-VARYL members form new band PISARRO
Certain members of gaNesha, SIVA, and VARYL are back, and they've formed a new band together!

The band, named PISARRO (ピサロ), will feature the following lineup:
Vo. KOE (虎歪) (ex-SIVA, gaNesha (as Kairi), etc.)
Gu. KAEDE (楓) (ex-ZERθGATE, EXEQUTE (as Sou))
Gu. YAKO (弥妓) (ex-gaNesha (as Keisuke), etc.)
Ba. Vian (ex-VARYL (as Yume))
Dr. WATARU (渉) (ex-Lucaria, the Dice (as Miya), etc.)



Also making a guest appearance at their live will be chariots. Tickets are available on March 26.
THE BLACK SWAN 「OUSIA」 full version details
A few details have emerged regarding the full release of THE BLACK SWAN's album, OUSIA!

Unlike the live-distributed version, this one's just called OUSIA (tho Brand X seems to disagree), and will be released in two types: TYPE A w/ RUVISH PV, and TYPE B w/ two bonus tracks.

There's only a partial tracklist in the release info―THE HOPELESS, Ushinai, Kagune-justitia-, [S]TRIPPER, and DEJECTED RAIN―with others TBA. But I'm pretty sure that OUSIA, THE WORLD IS MY ROOM, and BLIND DAYS are still included (sloppy copywriting from Terakoya?). At this point, it seems like the only new songs are on B TYPE, which isn't quite what I expected... but I guess we'll see once more details are released :)

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By the way, this text “「[S]TRIPPER」をギター、ベースをリレコーディング、そしてフルリミックスで収録” just means that [S]TRIPPER has rerecorded guitar and bass, and is remixed. That was already true of the OUSIA-dispersed- version―THE BLACK SWAN is not rerecording the song for a second time. This also does not mean that the entire album is fully remixed... just [S]TRIPPER, and, again, it's the same remix that appeared on OUSIA-dispersed-.
ARLEQUIN single 「PARANOIA」 preview and info
ARLEQUIN has released the tracklistings, cover art, and song previews for their upcoming single, PARANOIA.

The Shokaiban includes 2 songs + PV/making footage of the title track. The Tsuujouban will include the two aforementioned tracks, plus a third. GOEMON RECORDS has uploaded previews of all three:

AVANCHICK 5th single, 4th oneman, & announcement
AVANCHICK has revealed their new look (it's really good, huh?) and announced their new single, Tanin no Fukou ha Mitsu no Aji (他人の不幸は蜜の味), to be released on 2016-03-30!

The new single will be available in three types: all include the same two songs, plus a PV DVD, bonus track 1, or bonus track 2. A PV clip is already up:


Their 4th oneman live, Jinsei GAME (人生ゲーム), will be held at TSUTAYA O-WEST on 2016-07-08, at which they'll make an important announcement. I hope it's something good, like an album D:
http://weloveucp.com/lives/203/
AVANCHICK vocalist NOAH involved in overseas rock project
AVANCHICK vocalist NOAH will participate in American rock project Lightning Strikes, which features musicians related to KISS, Yngwie Malmsteen, and more.

Lightning Strikes was a short-lived rock project formed in 1985 by drummer Karpis Maksudian, that reformed in 2011. They're currently recording their full length album, with the following lineup:
  • Vocals. Nando Fernandez [Hangar, etc.]
  • Guitar. Rob Math [Seal, Toni Braxton, Leatherwolf, etc.]
  • Bass. Cat Tate [Snew, Red Again, etc.]
  • Drums. Karpis Maksudian
  • Key. Derek Sherinian [Dream Theater, KISS, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol, Yngwie Malmsteen, etc.]
  • Guest vocals. Tony Martin [Black Sabbath, etc.]
  • Guest vocals. NOAH [AVANCHICK]
  • Guest koto. Masayo Ishigure

Tony Martin [Black Sabbath] will act as guest vocalist for two songs, and NOAH will act as guest vocalist on two additional songs. The remaining songs' vocals will be performed by Nando Fernandez [Hangar].

NOAH will sing on the track Kamikaze (which was written by the band's original lineup in 1986) and will provide Enka-style vocals for Doki no Sakura (which will further feature traditional koto artist Masayo Ishigure).

The Lightning Strikes album will be mixed by Roy Z [Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen, Bruce Dickinson, Helloween, Sepultura], and is set for a May, 2016 release.

Official press release / AVANCHICK official / Lightning Strikes official Facebook
Insanity Injection update
Insanity Injection's first CD, ADVENT OF SLAUGHTER, will be released through ELE-MUSIC, and will also be available worldwide via digital download. (The cover art is also up!)

Posts from 2015

Paranoid≠circuS first mini-album
Paranoid≠circuS first mini-album

Paranoid≠circuS has announced the release of their first mini-album, DREAM BOXX, on 2016-03-27. Details TBA.

They also have a new look. You can see a preview above, but the professional photos haven't been released yet.
ex-DAS:VASSER and ex-Aliene Maφriage new band 「Insanity Injection」
ex-Aliene Maφriage vocalist Kyouka (狂華) has finally revealed details of his new band, Insanity Injection.

The band features several of his long-time collaborators: CHAOS (ケイオス) [glamscure, etc.] as second vocalist, guitarist Makoto (魔琴) [ex-MISSA, etc.], and bassist Hideaki (秀暁) [ex-DAS:VASSER, etc.], along with new(?) guy Gaga (蛾々) as guitarist.

The band will hold their formation celebration three-city sponsored event, SLAUGHTER BANQUET, on 2016-02-22, 24, and 25 at Shinsaibashi BIG CAT, Nagoya HOLIDAY NEXT, and Takadanobaba AREA, respectively.

Their three-song single, ADVENT OF SLAUGHTER, will be released in two types on 2016-02-17: GORE Edition, which includes a PV; and CARNAGE Edition, which includes two bonus tracks (Aliene Maφriage and DAS:VASSER covers).

A preview of the B.R.N preview is up:

LIN memorial box available @ CDJapan + CD tracklists revealed
LIN's the end of corruption world is now available for preordering at CD Japan! First press bonus is still the same as in the webshop (which means you can still get the World in Flames re-recording CD and the trading card too, but no personalized message), but if you still want that, then get your copy quick, since CDJ's bonus is available for a limited time!

Also, the tracklists for the two CDs are now available! You can view it here!


SHOXX special lucky bags
For reasons unclear to me, SHOXX is participating with various artists to release special lucky bags in celebration of the magazine's 25 year anniversary and New Year 2016.

Black Gene For the Next Scene, D, GOTCHAROCKA, GIGAMOUS, and LIN (along with several non-UCP-related bands) are participating. Each bag costs 4,200 yen, and contains items “worth 2~3 time the cost of the bag.” Orders are accepted from 2015-12-21 through 2016-01-20, via SHOXX Vol.276 or online order.
「the end of corruption world」 up for order
LIN memorial best box, the end of corruption world, is available for preorder through the official web shop.

The cover has also been revealed―but the proportions are wrong for a standard jewel case or tallcase. Considering there's nothing unorthodox included in the set (eg. a charm), this seems like a really “uneconomical” design choice, which is so unlike KISAKI... (For what it's worth, I expected a 4-disc jewel case, coupled with a jewel-case-sized booklet, contained within a cardboard sleeve [à la Independent MAZE, or D's Name of the ROSE]. I guess we'll see how that works out.)

Some other minor details gleaned from the web shop's preorder listing:
  • Price with tax is 10,800 yen
  • They've explicitly stated that it comes with two DVD discs.
  • The DVDs are now described as “all songs from the performance included” (公演を全曲収録) [it also implies, imo, that MCs are not included]. Previous listings said “60 minutes from the performance included” (公演より60分収録).
  • The personalized message DVD, from member of your choice, is limited to those who preorder by 2016-01-31. The set will still be for sale after that, just sans privilege.
  • I mentioned it previously, but again: each copy includes an unsigned trading postcard, of 12 total (versus a signed trading sticker, of 6 total, as initially announced).

And finally, the band has released a new flyer―though an image from KISAKI's blog implies that there's another one coming.
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.
“the end of corruption world” details emerge
More details of LIN's memorial best box, the end of corruption world, have been revealed.

The set will cost 10,000 yen (before tax), and will include 2 CDs + 1 DVD (I think―one site mentions 2 CDs, but another only says “CD”...).

The CDs contain 26 tracks total, from first and second period LIN. The tracks will be “remastered,” except for the newly recorded World In Flames ~Eternal Sleep~. The DVD will contain 60 minutes of footage, each, from the last lives of first and second period LIN. That means no full, uncut DVD of LIN's last live :(

The release will also include a 24 page booklet. Previously, they announced it would include 1 random signed trading sticker, of 6 possible―this has changed to an unsigned trading postcard, of 12 possible.

By the way, the band did photography for their last look today (the costumes that you saw during the activity pause live). They should be up soon.
ARLEQUIN new single PARANOIA
ARLEQUIN has announced their new single, PARANOIA, to be released in two types (2 song CD + PV DVD / 3 song CD) on 2016-03-02.

The band will commence their four-part tour in support of the release:

Event tour 「Kizu」×TSUKERU TOUR -Henrin- (「傷」× ツケルTOUR-片鱗-) will begin 2015-12-24. From 2016-02-05 through 2016-02-20 they will participate in a twoman tour with BugLug, NONFICTION (ノンフィクション), sponsored by Cure.

2016-02-28 through 2016-03-17 will see their sponsored event tour 「Kizu」×TSUKERU TOUR -Yobimizu- (「傷」× ツケルTOUR-呼び水-), while the 2016-03-03 through 2016-03-27 dates will comprise a oneman section. Finally, the tour final oneman, 「Kizu」×TSUKERU TOUR -Ketsubetsu- (「傷」× ツケルTOUR-決別-), will be held on 2016-04-02 at Akasaka (赤坂) BLITZ.
NEOLOGI first maxi single
NEOLOGI has announced their first single, DD, for a 2016-01-27 release.

NEOLOGI (fka the band Neologic) is the “temporarily solo” project of pami (ex-Syndrome vocalist and current anime otaku). They play a self-described genre of “WOTARIIMO” (wotagei [anime dancing bullshit] + pico [bleep bloop] + screamo [rawr]). This is their first formal release since changing their name.

Their single release sponsored event will be held on 2016-02-10 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE. They'll also act as an opening act (along with GVR SESSION) at Synk;yet's 2016-03-11 oneman at Takasaki (高崎) club FLEEZ.
LIN to disband
LIN has made their important announcement: they will disband on 2016-03-20.

Their memorial best box, the end of corruption world, will be released on 2016-02-24. It contains previously released tracks, plus a DVD (PV collection, or perhaps footage from their activity pause live?). It will also contain a rerecording of World In Flames, and a signed trading sticker. Those who purchase through the web shop will receive a personalized comment DVD.

Their four-day disbandment event, the end of corruption world, will be held on 2016-03-08, 09, and 10 at Shinjuku (新宿) ReNY. The final day, and their last live, will be on 2016-03-20 at Nanba (難波) Hatch. A tshirt will be freely distributed to attendees of the last live, and those who purchase a ticket through the official web shop will further receive a LIN original parka.

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AVANCHICK first live DVD announced
AVANCHICK will release their on 2015-12-25, containing footage from their 2015-10-24 oneman Jibaku!

The release is available for order through their
official web shop from 2015-11-28 through 2015-12-05, for 4,000 yen. Those who purchase will receive a ticket to their 2016-01-25 event at KING OF SYSTEM Karaoke (カラオケの鉄人), and a bonus DVD with offshot footage planned by guitarist Rey.
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.
Mischievous announces 2nd single
Mischievous has announced their second single, sickman, for release on 2016-01-13.



Mischievous' first anniversary (even though they technically formed in Jan of 2014!) sponsored event, joker's anthem, will be held on 2016-01-21 at HOLIDAY OSAKA.
SHAPE SHIFTER to Release Their 2nd Single
SHAPE SHIFTER announced the release of the new single, 感情雨 (Kanjouame)! Like their first single, this CD will also be released in advanced before the official drop date at their show entitled "池袋月下雷鳴(Ikebukuro gekka raimei)." This concert will be held at Ikebukuro EDGE on February 18th.

The official release date is less than a week later: February 24th, and the price is set for ¥1,620 for three tracks.

(With the recent announcement of the dissolution of Art Cube, I wonder if Shape Shifter and Moi Dix Mois are going to be more active? 3 bands is a lot to handle, especially for a vocalist.)
Black Gene For the Next Scene best albums and live DVD
Black Gene For the Next Scene has announced their best album and live DVD of their 2015-11-01 oneman at TSUTAYA O-EAST.

The DVD will be released on 2016-01-13, and the best album, CHAOS MONSTER, will be released in three types (BLACK, WHITE, and CLEAR) on 2016-02-03. Furthermore, the best albums have UPC through GLK-025, while the DVD is GLK-029, so it seems probable that the band will have 3 other releases in the new year (3-type last single, perhaps?).

BFN's winter oneman tour, Tokyo HARD MODE ~7days~ (東京 HARD MODE ~7days~), begins on 2015-12-05 and ends with Ice's birthday oneman on 2016-01-01. Their three-city last sponsored event tour, CHAOS FAMILY, will be held from 2016-01-29 through 2016-02-10. And, finally, their last oneman tour, Mikan no Kyoutai (未完の筐体), will occur from 2016-03-18 through 2016-04-04.

BFN's last live before pausing activities, Mikan no Kyoutai ~Bye For Now~ (未完の筐体 ~Bye For Now~), will be held on 2016-04-10 at Ebisu (恵比寿) LIQUIDROOM. Those who purchase a 9,500 yen premium ticket will receive a memorial ticket and exclusive tshirt.
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM will disband
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM has announced that they will disband―officially, “end” (終焉)―on 2016-02-21. They still plan to release a last single, called RE:I AM, in January.

I'm sorry, MRS is fucking great, so this suuucks ;_;
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM new image and single
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM have revealed their new image (BUCK-TICK inspired again, huh?). They will release their new single in January 2016 (tentative); other details TBA.
SHAPE SHIFTER reveals 『雷鳴-RAIMEI-』trailer
SHAPE SHIFTER have revealed the trailer for their first single, Raimei :



As you can see, the single only has two tracks, the title track, plus 闇裂く羽 (yami saku hane). Again, the single is only available to order at the DUAL CORE SOUND ENTERPRISE webshop and at the band's live event.

What do you think? Personally, I'm so hyped for this! ♥
LIN's surprise live DVD announcement
LIN announced today that they will release a live DVD of their anniversary oneman, Memento-Mori ~Embrace of Utopia~, from 2015-05-31.

The DVD will be released on 2015-11-11. You can check the tracklist here and preorder from the official web shop. Those who purchase from the web shop (which seems to be the only place it's sold) will receive a bootleg live DVD with about 20 minutes of unspecified footage.
GIGAMOUS: new look, new single “Chouou”, and oneman lives
GIGAMOUS revealed their new Egypt-inspired look today, and announced their next single, Chouou (頂王).

The band also announced their free oneman tour, GOLD RUSH TOUR 2015~Muryou daYO! Zenin Shuugou!, which will be held throughout November, and their 500-person-limited oneman, GIGAren 4 ~Kaishin no Shigeki~. Check their biography for full information.
Devil Kitty new mini-album
With the release of new costumes, generally, the news of a new release is often soon to follow. It has been announced that Devil Kitty are releasing their first mini-album in two types on October 28th. The CD will come in two types, one containing a PV and the other a 5th bonus track, and the mini is entitled "雌豚解体新書 (Mebuta Kaitai Shinsho)." No album art has been disclosed as of yet, but they have released a small PV preview. Type-A will cost 2,500 yen, and Type-B will cost 2,100.



In addition, the Rockstar Records also announced what was apparently an "emergency decision" to hold a free one-man live to commemorate their formation entitled 「全滅の天命」(Zenmetsu no Tenme). This live will be held on October 20th at Ikebukuro EDGE.

(Side note: the title of this mini fascinating to me. "Kaitai Shinsho" is the name of an anatomy book translated from the Dutch book "Tafel Anatomie," but being prefaced with "Mebuta" means it is specifically about a pig--a female one at that. I'm pretty sure there are to be several messages interpreted here.

Also--tracks 3 - 5 were all unreleased Gokiburi songs. I guess they're pulling an UnsraW here and making use of unreleased material from a past band).

Shape Shifter New Look Revealed + New Single
Earlier on Twitter, Shape Shifter revealed not one, but TWO new artist pictures!





Additionally, the band also announced the release of their first single, "Raimei" (雷鳴). This single will be distributed through DUAL CORE SOUND ENTERPRISE's webshop on October 14th, but no other details about the single have been disclosed. There is also a chance to purchase the CD early by getting it at their show on September 30th, at Shibuya Club Asia.
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.
Dedicate to Graveyard + Sacred illusionism privileges
The privileges for purchasing LIN's last single, Dedicate to Graveyard and/or their live DVD, Sacred illusionism have been announced!

  • For purchase of Dedicate to Graveyard


    • 【official webshop】 BOOTLEG LIVE DVD (20 min); unknown 5000 yen purchase bonus if purchasing both CD & DVD (♦to be announced) (I bet it's the DtG PV...)
    • 【Like an Edison】 members (individual) last message comment DVD (randomly distributed) + artist photo
    • 【Jishuban Club】 individual off-shoot photoset; LIVE CD & off-shoot photoset if purchasing both CD & DVD
    • 【ZEAL LINK】 live DVD A (1 song)
    • 【Brand X】 live CD
    • 【TOWER RECORDS】 B2-sized autographed poster


  • For purchase of Sacred illusionism

    • 【Like an Edison】 autographed cheki (特攻服 ver.) (possibly referring to this)
    • 【Jishuban Club】 individual off-shoot photoset; LIVE CD & off-shoot photoset if purchasing both CD & DVD
    • 【ZEAL LINK】 live DVD B (1 song)
    • 【Brand X】artist card set

    AVANCHICK new maxi-single details revealed
    AVANCHICK will release their new maxi-single, Jibaku (自縛), in three types on 2015-10-28.

    All three types include the title track and coupling song. TYPE A includes a PV, whiles types B and C include a different bonus track.

    From the CM below, we can see that this is AVANCHICK's swing/jazz song. A visual kei trope that will never die! But it sounds good nonetheless.


    PENTAGON 「Hijiki to KARAAGE」 details + new look
    “We tricked everyone into thinking that PENTAGON had changed routes to a POP band, lol”

    That was tweeted by GOEMON RECORDS as the label revealed PENTAGON's new look, and details of their upcoming single. When the CD was announced in June, the band was sporting a decidedly poppy look, so it's nice to see that they're not going down the no-visuals road. At least for now ;)

    PENTAGON's new look


    Anyway, the band's new release, Hijiki to KARAAGE, is a double A-side single. They explain that “Hijiki” = “beauty/aesthetic style” and applies to the song Jesus Phobia; and “KARAAGE” = “happy style” and applies to TETSUKIZU. Five types will be released (one for each member). All five contain the two main songs, plus an additional song (except for the A type, which contains a DVD with two PVs instead). Check the PENTAGON discography section for full information and high-res cover art!
    LIN 「Dedicate to Graveyard」 PV spot
    LIN has uploaded a PV preview for their upcoming (and last, before pausing activities) single, 「Dedicate to Graveyard」. It sounds great, and the PV looks really good! (By the way, I wonder if/when/how they'll release the full PV...) You can check out the clip below and and preorder the single here.


    GLARD new visual, member, and single
    GLARD has recruited a new drummer, Sunny, and revealed their new look! It seems that they'll be going in a more visual direction🎶 The band, which will revive on 2015-07-13, has also announced their new single: [Invisible] will be released at their lives starting on the 16th. Check the preview below―what do you think of the new GLARD?


    Jui in The LEGENDARY SIX NINE
    The LEGENDARY SIX NINE is a solo project by RUKA, the drummer of NIGHTMARE, with rotating support members. Today, the project announced its new release, SPLIT EP, which will feature two lineups: one of which is called 「LSN REUNION」 and features JUI (GOTCHAROCKA, ex-VIDOLL) on vocals!

    SPLIT EP will be released on 2015-08-05 in two types. TYPE REUNION will feature the song ALPHA by LSN REUNION, PARTY by LSN BELIAL, and memento by LSN REUNION. The TYPE BELIAL version will feature the same first two tracks, plus Fly by LSN BELIAL as the third. Check the band's official website for more info.

    JUI and RUKA were in the band Luinspear years ago, so I suppose that's where the “REUNION” in their name comes in!
    VARYL new single sample up
    VARYL has upped a PV preview for their upcoming single, Haitoku no Senritsu to Guuiteki Genshou (buy it here). The song sounds really great! And Hiro's vamping is excellent, lol


    LIN last single 「Dedicate to Graveyard」 revealed
    LIN's last maxi-single, 「Dedicate to Graveyard」, will be released on 2015-09-09. It includes one new song (the title track), a re-recording of Misery is Nothing, and an unspecified bonus (probably instrumental versions of those two songs). An application ticket for an unspecified privilege will be included in the release.

    Those who purchase the single through the band's official web shop will receive a privilege live DVD (about 20 minutes).

    By the way, the band's live DVD, Sacred illusionism, will be re-released through general stores on 2015-09-09, but it seems that it's exactly the same as before.
    LIN will be on (another) hiatus after November + last single in September
    LIN has announced at their 6/24 live at Umeda ZEELA that they will be on hiatus after their live at Shinjuku Blaze on November 22...before then, they've also announced a new single for September and revealed their last look.

    I'm not surprised, but I'm still kinda pissed. What do you guys think?

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    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!

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    • The band has also announced another threeman live:
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    • 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.
    Dead Children first mini-album announced
    Dead Children has announced their first mini-album, Haunted Vox! The six-track CD will be released on 2015-08-19 for 2,160 yen.
    ALVION first single and new look
    ALVION has revealed their latest artist photo and announced their first single, FORBIDDEN UNDER GROUND, which will be released on 2015-07-22. The band has also announced their sponsored event, Fatalistic Permission. By the way, ALVION has a new official Twitter account: @official_alvion.

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    GIGAMOUS new maxi-single announced
    GIGAMOUS has announced their first maxi-single since leaving their record label and changing their name. JAPANESE DANCER will be released in two types on July 22nd: Type-A with a PV and Type-B with a bonus track. Although the band is independent, the release will be published by Timely Records.
    GIGAMOUS name change, new photo, and new release
    After recently leaving their label, GIGAMOUS has finally announced their next step! First, the band has changed the spelling of its name to katakana: ギガマウス (still pronounced GIGAMOUS). They've also revealed their new look (above), and have tentatively announced a new single to be released on 2015-07-22 (further details TBA).

    Check their artist page for more info!
    New band: More
    More is the new project of ex-Sugar vocalist Loki, and features bassist Enya from 12012 (along with ex-kiss my way guitarist JUDYjun, ex-König drummer Yune, and support pianist Yamamitsu). The band will officially start on 2015-06-25, with their first DVD single, hypno, released the day before. Check their OHP for more info, and catch a preview of their first release below:


    MASKED RIDER SYSTEM new single details
    MASKED RIDER SYSTEM has announced the details for their second single, SLOW! The CD will be released on 2015-06-10 with 3 songs and a PV for the title track. Check out the preview below:




    Mischievous' first single announced
    Mischievous has finally announced an official release: their first single, AZALEA, will be released on 2015-07-08! The CD will contain two songs (the title track + DOGMA), and will apparently only be available at littleHEARTS. and fiveStars, for now.
    Sherella reveals trailer of 1st single
    Sherella has released a new trailer of their first single, 「空の時間」(sora no jikan), which will also be distributed at their first live event, Fiction Impossible Mad ingranaggi ~廻る歯車はまるで唄うかの様に~ on April 17.


    PENTAGON new single 「Shounen WALTZ」 details
    PENTAGON has announced the details for their upcoming single, Shounen WALTZ, to be released on 2015-04-29. It will come in 3 types: A, with PV; B with bonus track; and C with alternate bonus track (full details here). The band's new look is above, and a preview of the PV is below. What do you think?

    PENTAGON will hold an acoustic live at TOWER RECORDS in Shinjuku for those who purchase two of the three types.


    REALies best albums + tour announced
    REALies has announced their best album, REALies 2011-2015, which will be released in two types on June 10th. TYPE A features single tracks and a PV collection, while TYPE B features B-sides―neither version features any new material. Furthermore, the band has announced their short Tokyo-Osaka-Nagoya sponsored event tour, EVERLASTING, and their “2man+1” to celebrate Ritsu's birthday, Chel's Birthday 2015.

    This is all sounding very “disbandy” in my opinion, so enjoy REALies while you can!

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    KARMA=SHENJING distributed CD
    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!
    Memento Mori privileges
    Lin's upcoming single, Memento Mori, now has some privileges:



    • 【official webshop】 Comment message & live DVD
    • 【Like an Edison】 cheki + "Cross Pageant" instrumental CD
    • 【Jishuban Club】 Live DVD (details to come later)
    • 【ZEAL LINK】 live DVD
    • 【fiveStars】 offshot set photo
    • 【Brand X】 Comment DVD & artist card set
    • 【HMV】 postcard
    • 【TOWER RECORDS】 B2-sized poster
    • 【Little Hearts】 Comment DVD (※ content may vary from each store)
    THE BLACK SWAN new PV and new single
    THE BLACK SWAN has uploaded the full PV for their new song Ushinai (失い) from their upcoming single! They've also released a flyer which announces their 3rd maxi single, to be released sometime in summer 2015!


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    The new single will be called Akane (赫音)... I think. The kanji is wayyy too small on the flyer for me to know for sure. But of course I'll update again when I do know.

    The same flyer that mentions the new single also mentions that the band will freely distribute... noodles... at their 2015-06-12 anniversary oneman. So there's that. More importantly, MIRROR,MIRROR will be freely distributed at Like an Edison stores beginning on 2015-03-11; maybe we'll have more of a chance to hear it then?!
    LIN's new look revealed + coupling tour
    LIN has revealed their new official artist photo! What do you think? The band has also announced their coupling tour with Femme Fatale and THE BEETHOVEN, details below.

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    View more LIN photos, including two new flyers, at LIN's artist page.
    MASKED RIDER SYSTEM new image and single
    MASKED RIDER SYSTEM have revealed their new artist photo today―the first with new bassist KOZI (ex-Suicide Ali). The band will release their new single in May of this year, but details have yet to be announced.
    PENTAGON first single and Harajuku hijack
    PENTAGON will release their first single, Shounen WALTZ (少年ワルツ), in 3 types on 2015-04-29 (details TBA). They will also “hijack” Harajuku for one day, on 2014-04-25, in celebration of vocalist 千吊-chizuru-'s birthday!

    Various mannequins at secret Harajuku locations will be made up to resemble the PENTAGON members. Photography of these mannequins is encouraged! Furthermore, the band will sell PENTAGON custom parkas and shirts through the GOEMON web shop beginning on 2014-02-16 (6,000 yen each)―fans are encouraged to buy these and wear them on the hijack day, to further spread awareness of PENTAGON throughout Harajuku! Finally, a free event (fashion show?), called PENTA COLLECTION (ペンタコレクション), will be held at Harajuku (原宿) QUEST HALL on that day.



    LIN announces new single Memento-Mori
    LIN has announced their new single \m/ The one-type CD, Memento-Mori, contains 4 new songs and will be released on 2015-04-15. The band will reveal their new look on March 1st, kick off their next tour on March 10th, and hold their tour final oneman, Memento-Mori~Embrace of Utopia~, on 2015-05-31.

    Those who purchase Memento-Mori from the official web shop will receive a 30 minute live + comment DVD.

    Lucifer's underground mini-album available for mail-order
    Lucifer's underground is accepting pre-orders for their first mini-album, which is due out on 2015-03-04. The CD can be ordered by emailing umbrellarecords.info@gmail.com (see this post for details), and will be shipped on 2015-03-03. One assumes the CD will be available in stores as well... but just in case, better send that email!
    ARLEQUIN new single DILEMMA
    ARLEQUIN will release their new single, DILEMMA (ジレンマ), in two types in February. TYPE A includes a PV while TYPE B includes a bonus track. The band will also hold their first oneman tour, ANTIHERO (アンチヒーロー), from 2015-06-06 through 2015-08-09!


    the:Ø mini-album preview
    When I posted about the:Ø disbanding, I wasn't sure if their mini-album cold the:Øry would still be released―but now it's been confirmed that the CD will still be released, as the band has uploaded a trailer on YouTube. Funnily enough, it already sounds better than their previous works!


    ALVION mini-album and ex-SUZAKU drummer joins
    ALVION (ex-GRIEVER and Synside new band) has announced that support drummer KAREN (カレン) [ex-SUZAKU] officially joined on 2015-01-01! Furthermore, the band will release their first mini-album, REVELATION, on 2015-03-04, and hold their sponsored event on 2015-03-07.



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    THE BLACK SWAN 2nd maxi-single and oneman
    THE BLACK SWAN has announced their second maxi-single, Shitsuai to Izon, Sono Kanshoku, to be released on 2015-03-11! There's an awesome PV preview below. Additionally, THE BLACK SWAN will hold their anniversary oneman in June.



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    Posts from 2014

    First mini-album and oneman from Lucifer's underground
    First mini-album and oneman from Lucifer's underground

    ex-Cu[be] and ex-hurts members' new band, Lucifer's underground, will release its first mini-album!! The CD, Fujitsu na UMBRELLA will be released on 2015-03-04. The band has also announced some sponsored events, as well as its first oneman, which will be held on 2015-06-22!


    • 2015-02-24 at Nagoya (名古屋) CLUB 3STAR IMAIKE
      vocalist HINA birthday sponsored event
      ※ poster will be freely distributed
    • 2015-03-18 at Nagoya CLUB 3STAR IMAIKE
      sponsored event Lucifer's showcase No.1
    • 2015-05-26 at Nagoya HOLIDAY NEXT
      bassist Yuuri birthday sponsored event
    • 2015-06-22 at Nagoya CLUB 3STAR IMAIKE
      first oneman Singin' in the Last Rain

    The band's Twitter is open at @Lucifers_Info, and their OHP lucifers-underground.net will open in February 2015.
    REALies 「Yukidokei」 samples up
    Samples of next year's REALies single, Yukidokei, are up:



    Recollection of Phoenix privileges
    LIN's upcoming mini-album, Recollection of Phoenix, finally has some privileges available:


    • 【lives】 Recollection of Phoenix instrumental versions CD-R
    • 【Like an Edison】 cheki + live DVD (「Sincerely」 from 2014-11-23)
    • 【Jishuban Club】 comment DVD + group offshot photo
    • 【ZEAL LINK】 live DVD (「Sacred Xanadu」 from 2014-09-23)
    • 【fiveStars】 live DVD (「Persecution Complex」 from 2014-11-23)
    • 【Brand X】 live DVD (「Psalms and Lamentations」 from 2014-11-23)
    • 【official web shop】 re-recording CD-R 「Silent To My Pain」
    • 【TOWER RECORDS】 signed photoset

    And of course, all copies still include an application form for a ticket to the band's oneman.

    By the way, I've added high resolution artwork for the mini-album in LIN's discography.
    the:Ø to release mini-album
    At their twoman live, the:Ø mentioned that they will release a mini-album in January of 2015, and will hold a oneman to celebrate. No further details have been announced at this time.
    REALies announces 2015 single and two-part oneman
    REALies has announced their first single of the new year: Yukitokei (雪時計) will be released in two types (PV type / bonus track type) on 2015-01-14. They've also revealed their new look and announced their two-part oneman.



    GOEMON RECORDS Presents REALies 2 part ONEMAN HARVEST the past
    2015-03-15 14:30 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA
    REALies (oneman)

    HARVEST the future
    2015-03-15 19:00 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA
    REALies (oneman)


    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
    MASKED RIDER SYSTEM lineup change and release details
    MASKED RIDER SYSTEM has lost members Shio (ex-HISKAREA) and PEPA, but has gained bassist Mikoto (ex-Vallquar) and zodd (ex-ZODIA)! Details of their first single, Kairai (傀儡) have also been revealed.
    AVANCHICK new releases announced!! Samples up
    AVANCHICK has announced their two new releases!! First, their limited single, Eternal, will be sold at lives and through the AOOS web shop. Then, their secnd maxi-single, To Heart, will be sold in three types! Samples of both are available below:





    NUMBER MOUSE new release
    NUMBER MOUSE (ex-DAS:VASSER, La'Mule, etc.) will release their new mini-album, DEGENERATED CREATURE, on 2014-11-11. They're a cool punk band with VK roots, and they'll probably sell the CD to overseas customers, so please check it out!
    the:Ø new look, single and web shop open
    the:Ø will release their first single, distance, on 2014-10-25. Those who purchase it at lives will receive a ticket to a free live and an offshot photo. Furthermore, the band's official web shop will open on 2014-10-01―those who spend 3,000 yen (including the single) will receive a one-of-a-kind message DVD from their chosen member! (Fret not: the CD will be available in normal shops as well.)
    12012 last release samples up
    12012 has uploaded samples from their last release before their activity pause, :



    Release info Buy at CDJapan
    MASKED RIDER SYSTEM new single
    ex-MIRAGE band MASKED RIDER SYSTEM have announced that they will release their first single, Kairai (傀儡), some time in November.
    the:Ø new single
    the:Ø have announced that they will unveil their new costumes soon, and that they will release a single! Full details will be announced soon.
    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...
    Lilith to release 4th EP
    Lilith has announced that they will release their 4th EP, ARCADIA, sometime this winter. Number of tracks and other information is unknown, but it will contain mostly new songs, 2 PVs, and some making-of footage. Current information can be found here.
    THE BLACK SWAN, VARYL, Oneness, THE RHEDORIC, and ALVION releases
    ALVION, THE BLACK SWAN, Oneness, THE RHEDORIC, and VARYL all have new stuff coming up:

    • THE BLACK SWAN and VARYL will be featured (along with Nihilizm and Fixer) on upcoming omnibus DEEP MORE DEEP #2, to be released on 2014-12-24 (no word if the songs are old or new, yet).
    • Oneness will release their 2nd anniversary memorial single, Usotsuki no Sahou (嘘つきの作法), on 2015-01-21 in three types (A: 2 tracks + PV / B: 3 tracks / C: 3 tracks).

    • THE RHEDORIC (which features ex-12012 member Suga Yuusuke, among others) will release their first full album Jiggy (...) on 2014-10-15. It's limited 1,000 copies and costs 2,484 yen for 10 songs.

    LIN new look and live details
    LIN has announced their new tour, a birthday celebration, their Christmas sponsored event, and their tour final two-day oneman. They've also debuted new photography (same costumes, but restyled). Check it all out in this post!

    • Their national tour ♯2-2, Genesis of Empathize, will kick off on 2014-09-13, and will run through 2015-01-14, with final to be held later that month.

      LIN national tour ♯2-2 Genesis of Empathize
      2014-09-13 at Takadanobaba AREA
      2014-09-15 at Sapporo SUSUKINO 810
      2014-09-23 at Takadanobaba AREA
      2014-10-05 at Kobe SONIC
      2014-10-12 at Hattoriryokuchi Yagaiongakudou
      2014-10-26 at Hakata DRUM SON
      2014-10-29 at SHIBUYA-REX
      2014-10-31 at Kanazawa AZ
      2014-11-03 at Spporo DUCE
      2014-11-05 at TSUTAYA O-WEST
      2014-11-07 at Nagoya ell.FITS ALL
      2014-11-08 at OSAKA RUIDO
      2014-11-09 at Kyoto GROWLY
      2014-11-14 at Sendai JUNK BOX
      2014-11-16 at OSAKA MUSE
      2014-11-22 at EDGE Ikebukuro
      2014-11-23 at Takadanobaba AREA
      2014-11-26 at Ash OSAKA
      2014-11-27 at Umeda zeela
      2014-11-28 at Nagoya HOLIDAY NEXT
      2014-11-29 at EDGE Ikebukuro
      2014-12-02 at Kawasaki CLUB CITTA'
      2014-12-22 at Meguro ROCKMAYKAN
      2014-12-25 at OSAKA MUSE
      2014-12-28 at Takadanobaba AREA
      2014-12-31 at OSAKA RUIDO
      2015-01-05 at Osaka JANUS
      2015-01-14 at Shibuya DUO -Music Exchange-

    • Guitarist CERO will celebrate his birthday with a sponsored event, at which his special session will appear, on 2014-12-01:

      CERO birthday celebration sponsored event Here's looking at me, kid
      2014-12-01 at Ikebukuro (池袋) RUIDO-K3
      • CERO BIRTHDAY SESSION (CEROバースデーイエーセッション) 【V. SUI [LIN] / G. CERO [LIN] / G. sena [GLARENOVEL] / B. Ray [ex-NEGA] / D. YUSHI [LIN]】
      • FOODED SEAL / ROZERO (ロゼロ) / 2nd awake / Xeno。 (ゼノ。) / Scarlet Valse / PLACEBO / La'veil MizeriA / GLARD / SNUFKIN (スナフキン) / AxiA
    • LIN will hold their Christmas sponsored event, with lots of ex-UCP members' bands, on 2014-12-25:

      CD release celebration event 2014 Exalted Masquerade -a Holy X'mas-
      2014-12-25 at OSAKA MUSE
      LIN (40 minute stage) / THE BLACK SWAN / RevleZ / CELL / Tatoeba Konna Hanashi / the:Ø / AVANCHICK / XENON / ZIN (ジン) / MEKAKUSI (メカクシ) / UnRealistic

      ※ unspecified special plans

    • As previously mentioned, LIN will act as countdown guest during New Year countdown event Naniwa Tamashii ~Kansai Seiatsu 2014-2015~.
    • LIN will end their national tour, Genesis of Empathize, with their first Tokyo oneman two-days!

      LIN national tour FINAL and first Tokyo oneman Genesis of Empathize -Kaisouroku- (-回想録-)
      2015-01-24 at EDGE Ikebukuro
      LIN (oneman)

      Genesis of Empathize -Tsuisouroku- (-追想録-)
      2015-01-25 at EDGE Ikebukuro
      LIN (oneman)

    • Finally, the band will hold its 2nd period 1 year anniversary celebration oneman on 2015-05-31, although details and location have not yet been announced. Those who purchase Recollection of Phoenix will receive an application coupon for tickets.
    LIN new CD and oneman lives
    LIN just finished their first oneman, and they've announced a new CD! First period re-recording CD Recollection of Phoenix will be released on 2014-12-24, and those who purchase through the web shop will further receive a re-recording of Silent To My Pain. LIN will kick off their tour Genesis of Empathize to support the release, with a two-day tour final oneman in Tokyo!

    Those who purchase the mini-album will receive an application coupon to receive tickets to the band's 2015-05-31 second period first anniversary oneman, although details of that live haven't been announced yet.

    More details will arrive once the info is officially announced, but for now you can check out the tracklist of their mini-album!
    LIN new coupling CD and tour!!
    LIN has announced that they will release a coupling CD with CELL!! The CD will be sold exclusively at the lives during the two bands' coupling tour, 「Infinite」 ~Gekishin no Toki~ (「Infinite」 ~激震の時~), which will begin in October.

    LIN × CELL coupling tour 「Infinite」 ~Gekishin no Toki~ (「Infinite」 ~激震の時~)
    • 2014-10-26 at Hakata (博多) DRUM SON
      LIN / CELL / Visper (opening act)
    • 2014-10-31 at Kanazawa (金沢) AZ
      LIN / CELL / Crimson Shiva (opening act)
    • 2014-11-03 at Sapporo (札幌) DUCE
      LIN / CELL / 2nd awake (opening act)
    • 2014-11-27 at Umeda (梅田) Zeela
      LIN / CELL / SoniqRush. (opening act)
    • 2014-11-28 at HOLIDAY NEXT NAGOYA
      LIN / CELL / Crimson Shiva / The 3rd Birthday / RevleZ / (TBA on 2014-11-02)
    • -FINAL-
      2014-11-29 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE
      LIN / CELL / SAVAGE (opening act)

    ※ live-limited coupling CD, Infinite, sold exclusively during tour


    12012 mini-album details released
    12012 has released the tracklist and cover for their mini-album, , which will be their last release before their indefinite hiatus. Be sure to click each song to see the composer (each member composed one song!):

    Ⅻ tracklist and cover Preorder
    REALies double-A-side single
    REALies has announced their new “2 lead” (double-A-side) single, HEARTS/CINEMA SYNDROME (HEARTS/シネマシンドローム). They've also revealed their two(!) new looks.

    The new single will be released in three types: all will feature the two title tracks, plus a different third bonus track. The first two types will further feature a PV for one of the title tracks.

    As for their two looks: IMO it's their best AND worst look yet! The colorful look seems to be for the CINEMA SYNDROME side, and it's super cool. The HEARTS look is rather plain, and too “let's go major” -smelling to me, but at least they wear it well ;).


    REALies artist page discography
    THE BLACK SWAN first national release
    THE BLACK SWAN will release their first widely-available CD, a maxi-single entitled THE HOPELESS, on 2014-10-15!!

    The CD is available in two types: both share 2 songs, while one includes a PV DVD and the other a bonus track. Title track, THE HOPELESS, is described as a dark, melodious and dramatic number, while coupling HATE YOURSELF UNTIL YOU DIE is a live-staple hard song. CD-type-limited bonus track Kunou ni Hibiku Akai Koe to Sonzairiyuu is a ballad which utilizes acoustic guitar and RENA's wooden upright bass.

    Please check THE BLACK SWAN's discography page for detailed information. (Thanks to Shaolan for adding them!)
    AVANCHICK new single and project
    AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) will release their second maxi-single, To Heart, although the date has not been announced. (By the way, their first single, Maria, was excellent!)

    The second track on the new single is Tsumi to Batsu (罪と罰), and AVANCHICK will hold an unprecedented collaboration with Like an Edison, called Gridi×Shout:

    Between 2014-08-10 and 2014-09-10, special kiosks will be set up in Like an Edison stores. Fans can go to those stores and record themselves shouting for 2~3 second on those kiosks, and the data will be uploaded to the band's LINE account. From there, the data may be used in the making of the song!

    Those who participate in the shouting event will receive a special sticker. Furthermore, the band will hold special shouting seminars at various Like an Edison stores.
    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.

    BALA★NCE are:
    • 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.
    ARLEQUIN new look, release, and O-WEST oneman!
    Lots of good news from ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) today: their 2nd oneman is officially sold out, so they've announced their next one at O-WEST! They've also formally announced their next single, Hakaana (墓穴). Finally, they've revealed their really cool new look (above).

    Third maxi-single Hakaana will be released on 2014-07-30 in three types: both with the title track and Apotosis; A with PV DVD, B with live DVD, and C with bonus track.

    Continuing their tradition of collaborating with Like an Edison, each member of ARLEQUIN will produce his own "grave” at Like an Edison stores. Tickets to visit members' graves will be awarded to those who purchase all three types. Those who purchase any type will be rewarded with one random DVD privilege (of 5 possible) with footage of a member's challenge to himself.

    The new oneman details are unchanged from what I posted here.
    ARLEQUIN new single to be announced
    ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) vocalist Aki (暁) has mentioned that they will release their third single, Hakaana (墓穴). Details will be announced on 2014-06-21.
    Paranoid≠circuS and BEST BROTHERS updates
    So, Paranoid≠circuS is the band of ex-SUZAKU (朱) roadies, and THE BEST BROTHERS is the band of ex-Dali roadies. Here's a roundup of the latest news from both:

    • Paranoid≠circuS drummer YUSURA (ユスラ) was in an accident earlier in May and has found it mentally distressing to continue band activities while recovering. As such, he has seceded from the band as of 2014-05-21.
    • Despite the member loss, Paranoid≠circuS will release their 2nd single, Chingonka (鎮魂歌), through ELE-MUSIC on 2014-07-09.
    • THE BEST BROTHERS will disband on 2014-07-23.

      The band had paused activities last year due to the retirement of guitarist SATO→ (サト→), but had finally revived on 2014-03-24 under the name BES BRO (ベスブラ). However, the band admits that they still found it difficult to continue without SATO→, and thus have decided to formally disband in July.
    Sacred Xanadu sold out
    The first release of second period LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-), Sacred Xanadu, has officially sold out! (Copies are still readily available online if you're looking to pick one up, though.) Good job guys!
    AVANCHICK revealed
    The lineup of AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) was finally revealed yesterday! The band has also announced its first release and uploaded a clip of a PV for the song Maria.

    AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) are: (※ L→R in photo above)
    G. Otake (おたけ) [ex-CindyKate]
    B. 篝-kagari- [ex-Veled ~ ArcDeaR]
    V. NOAH [ex-A→Z.]
    G. YOSHITO (ヨシト) [ex-SAINTIA (セインティア)]
    D. Hyu-ga [ex-A→Z.]

    AVANCHICK will release their first single, Maria, on 2014-06-25. For more information, please check the AVANCHICK discography page.



    The band will hold their first live and sponsored event, Nuovo Strada Reale, on 2014-07-11 at SHIBUYA-REX. They will then embark on their first tour, Fukaki (孵化) from 2014-07-16 through 2014-10-11, with their tour final threeman, Fine Di Covare, on 2014-10-25 at SHIBUYA-REX.



    AVANCHIK OHP artist page discography

    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?

    GOTCHAROCKA countdown... revealed: new look and single
    GOTCHAROCKA has posted a countdown on their official website, which will end in about two days... But here's the reveal, a little bit early: GOTCHAROCKA has unveiled their first look as a 3-member band, and will release their new single, Gekiai (撃愛), on 2014-06-04.

    Further details TBA, but meanwhile, here's a better shot of their [fucking awesome, IMO] look:


    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
    LIN re-recording songs
    Just a quickie: KISAKI has mentioned that, in addition to recording new songs, LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has started re-recording songs from their first period. No word on if these re-recordings will be featured on their upcoming releases, or something further down the line.
    Ultimate Sonic announces mini and more
    Ultimate Sonic, the solo project of ex-ZODIA (ゾディア) member +Yuu (+悠), has announced its first nationwide release! New mini-album Mindscape will be released on 2014-05-28, and will feature 1 SE + 3 remixed songs + 2 brand new songs. And since it will be available on Amazon, overseas fans should be able to buy it!

    Ultimate Sonic's sponsored event, Answer Gate, will be held on 2014-05-16 at Ash OSAKA in commemoration of the release and in celebration of +Yuu's birthday. After that live, Ultimate Sonic will pause live activities to focus on future works―but rest assured that this is not a total “activity pause,” nor the end of the project.

    Mini-album release & +Yuu birthday celebration sponsored event Answer Gate
    2014-05-16 at Ash OSAKA
    Ultimate Sonic / FORTE / FANG / [Chou]RaRa. ([蝶]RaRa.) / ARTORIA / PENGU☆KING (ペング☆王) / Paranoid≠circuS

    Lilith GALASSIA PV preview
    Lilith has posted a preview of the PV for their upcoming single, Galassia. They've definitely improved their PV game, and the song sounds great, so check it out!



    Lilith
    GALASSIA
    2014-04-27 1,700 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

    1. Galassia
    2. Legacy
    3. Galassia [Instrumental]
    4. Legacy [Instrumental]

    1. Galassia (MV)
    2. Galassia (Making of Music Clip)



    Lilith profile Lilith discogrpahy @Lilith_Kyoka Buy at ZEALLINK
    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!



    Releases

    • 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.

    Lives

    • 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.

    Label

    • 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.
    REALies announces 2nd full album!!
    REALies has announced their second full album, Drama! The album will be released on 2014-06-04 in three types (A: PV / B: bonus CD with remixes / C: bonus track). GOEMON RECORDS has published a short CM for the album (below), and has promised full details (samples?) on 2014-04-01.



    In support of the album, REALies has announced their 2nd coupling tour with Blitz, REALies × Blitz 2, and their oneman tour, The Avant▼Garde Theater Piece:

    GOEMON RECORDS presentsREALies × Blitz 2 【Kansai/Tokyo TOUR】
    2014-06-08 at YOKOHAMA BAYSIS
    2014-06-14 at Utsunomiya (宇都宮) DOLLY
    2014-06-15 at Mito (水戸) SONIC
    2014-06-21 at Kashiwa (柏) Thumb UP
    2014-06-22 at Urawa (浦和) Narciss
    【National TOUR】
    2014-07-12 at HOLIDAY NEXT NAGOYA
    2014-07-14 at Fukuoka (福岡) DRUM SON
    2014-07-21 at Esaka (江坂) MUSE
    2014-07-25 at Sendai (仙台) enn 3rd
    2014-07-29 at TSUTAYA O-WEST

    REALies / Blitz / (TBA)


    GOEMON RECORDS Presents REALies 3rd anniversary oneman tour The Avant▼Garde Theater Piece at OSAKA
    2014-08-02 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) VARON
    REALies (oneman)

    The Avant▼Garde Theater Piece at NAGOYA
    2014-08-03 at HOLIDAY NEXT NAGOYA
    REALies (oneman)

    The Avant▼Garde Theater Piece at SHIBUYA
    2014-08-08 at Shibuya (渋谷) CLUB QUATTRO
    REALies (oneman)



    Buy at CDJapan

    REALies
    Drama TYPE A
    2014-06-04 3,675 yen full album CD + DVD

    1. 零ノ鼓動 (SE) Rei NO Koudou (SE)
    2. NEVERLAND
    3. STEP▲BY▼STEP
    4. Gossip
    5. セツナキャンドル SETSUNA CANDLE
    6. 久遠-kuon- kuon-kuon-
    7. 彩花唄-いろはうた- Irohauta-Irohauta-
    8. LiNE
    9. 180 -Drama mix-
    10. today is the Firstday.
    11. Drama

    1. STEP▲BY▼STEP (PV)

    Buy at CDJapan

    REALies
    Drama TYPE B
    2014-06-04 3,675 yen full album CD + CD

    1. 零ノ鼓動 (SE) Rei NO Koudou (SE)
    2. NEVERLAND
    3. STEP▲BY▼STEP
    4. Gossip
    5. セツナキャンドル SETSUNA CANDLE
    6. 久遠-kuon- kuon-kuon-
    7. 彩花唄-いろはうた- Irohauta-Irohauta-
    8. LiNE
    9. 180 -Drama mix-
    10. today is the Firstday.
    11. Drama

    1. sweet/rouge -360℃ mix-
    2. 色彩Polaroid. -flowing mix-
    3. ユメオイプラネット -unplugged Ver.- YUMEOI PLANET -unplugged Ver.-

    REALies
    Drama TYPE C
    2014-06-04 3,150 yen full album CD

    1. 零ノ鼓動 (SE) Rei NO Koudou (SE)
    2. NEVERLAND
    3. STEP▲BY▼STEP
    4. Gossip
    5. セツナキャンドル SETSUNA CANDLE
    6. 久遠-kuon- kuon-kuon-
    7. 彩花唄-いろはうた- Irohauta-Irohauta-
    8. シネマシンドローム (Bonus track) CINEMA SYNDROME (Bonus track)
    9. LiNE
    10. 180 -Drama mix-
    11. today is the Firstday.
    12. Drama


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

    • After over 11 years of activity, 12012 will indefinitely pause activities after their 2014-12-12 event/oneman (details TBA). Their reason given is essentially “lack of direction”, but the members' full comments are available (in Japanese) here.
    • Oneness will hold a free oneman, KANSHA SAKURETSU (カンシャサクレツ), on 2014-04-06 at HOLIDAY NEXT NAGOYA to celebrate the #4 indies ORICON ranking of their latest single. The title strip from any type of the single (including the 2nd press) is required to receive a ticket.


    • 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) has given another obscured view of their upcoming official photography.
    • REALies latest single, SETSUNA CANDLE (セツナキャンドル), has ranked #5 on the ORICON indies chart.
    • More information about RIKU's chariots-requiem: according to his blog post, it seems to be an ongoing session band, as he has not yet put together a new official band. Their 2014-04-15 live is called King of 『M』 Order, and guest players are 【V. RIKU / G. KAZ / G. Takeru (猛) (SAVAGE) / B. Jin (迅) / D. MIKAGE】.
    • As far as I can tell, Lilith's upcoming 3rd “EP” might be a single with the songs Galassia and Legacy. They will also hold a oneman in April. Details should be released soon.
    • ex-Megaromania drummer 邑詩-yushi- was supposed to appear at VAMPIRE ROSE's 2014-02-16 oneman at Kanazawa (金沢) van van V4. However, the live was cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date (TBA), due to support members' inability to travel because of bad winter storms.
    • ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) international street team has translated the band's interview with ViSULOG. The translation is available in three parts (so far): part 1, part 2, part 3.
    • The lineup of ex-SIVA vocalist KAIRI (カイリ) session band Bakeneko (化け猫) has been revealed: 【V. KAIRI / G. ShinyA (ex-Signal) / G. Keisuke (圭介) (ex-gaNesha) / Dr. Majyu (摩珠) (ex-E'm ~grief~)】.
    • The lineup of Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) on 2014-03-08 has been finalized: 【V. 樹-Itsuki- (SUZAKU) / G. Ao (碧) (ex-paradeis) / G. KAEDE (カヱデ) (ex-MEKAKUSI (メカクシ)) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. REIYA (ex-LIN)】
    • The full lineup at ex-SUZAKU (朱) new band ISORA (イソラ) formation event on 2014-03-29 has been announced: Delia and REIRA SESSION (レイラセッション) will perform in addition to the previously-mentioned bands.
    Oneness reaches ORICON and re-press
    Oneness has announced that their anniversary single, SETSUNA SAKURETSU (セツナサクレツ) completely sold out on the first day of its release and reached #4 on ORICON indies and #44 on major charts!! Due to the strong response, the band has announced a second press featuring a group-shot jacket (as opposed to the individual member shots which graced the first press versions). The 500 yen price and tracklisting remain unchanged.

    Keep working hard Oneness!

    Oneness
    セツナサクレツ
    SETSUNA SAKURETSU
    2014-02-12 500 yen single CD

    1. 刹那炸裂少年 Setsuna Sakuretsu BOY
    2. 落下と少女 Rakka to Shoujo

    Lilith in preparation for 3rd EP
    Lilith has mentioned that they are preparing their 3rd EP (their 2nd, Fenice, was recently released). Details TBA. Seems that they're doing really well for a Chinese visual band!

    Posts from 2013

    Oneness new photo and release info
    Oneness new photo and release info

    Oneness has revealed their new costumes, and the tracklisting for their 1st anniversary one coin single! Check out the new look above and the release info below. (And by the way, the single is finally available at CDJapan!―links below.)

    Oneness
    セツナサクレツ ジュキ Ver.
    SETSUNA SAKURETSU JUKI 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

    Oneness
    セツナサクレツ Dai Ver.
    SETSUNA SAKURETSU
    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

    Oneness
    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

    Oneness
    セツナサクレツ 秀馬-syuma- Ver.
    SETSUNA SAKURETSU Syuma-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

    Lilith EP samples and iTunes release
    Lilith has uploaded samples from their second EP, Fenice, which was released on December 18. Check them out here. Furthermore, they have announced that the EP will be available via iTunes on 2014-01-23. Fenice is currently available at ZEALLINK.
    ARLEQUIN final press
    ARLEQUIN final press

    Due to the first two presses of their self-titled demo CD selling out, ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) has announced a FINAL PRESS, to be released at the beginning of 2014. This 3rd and final press includes the same content as the previous presses, but with new cover art.

    ARLEQUIN
    ARLEQUIN
    2014-01-01 980 yen maxi-single CD

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

    FOODED SEAL releases and Christmas present
    FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) has announced three Christmas presents for fans:
    1. At their December 24 live, FOODED SEAL will perform the new song Mafuyu no POCKET (真冬のポケット) for the first time.
    2. On December 25 (Christmas), the band will reveal their first look via their official website.
    3. At the same time, they will reveal information of their sponsored events.

    FOODED SEAL has also announced that kaoL, who had to pause activities due to his injury, will probably return to the stage at the band's January 18 live.

    Finally, the band announced their first two releases! Both are live-limited and cost 1,500 yen for 2 new songs. But hopefully we'll get a chance to hear them anyway?

    FOODED SEAL
    切なくて
    Setsunakute
    2014-01-18 500 yen maxi-single CD

    1. ロリズラ RORIDULA
    2. Bungee SETUNASA

    FOODED SEAL
    愛しくて
    Itoshikute
    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

    Ray makes mini important announcement
    Ray makes mini important announcement

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

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

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    PLACEBO's first mini-album is available on CDJapan! Be sure to support them, and Ray in his future producing efforts!
    Oneness 1st anniversary single
    Oneness 1st anniversary single

    Oneness—the new band of ex-Anjyu' vocalist JUKI (ジュキ) and ex-HEISEI ISHIN (平成維新) drummer RAI (ライ) brother 秀馬-syuma-—will celebrate their 1st anniversary! As a special thanks to fans, they'll release their anniversary single, セツナサクレツ (SETSUNA SAKURETSU), at a special price of 500 yen. Can't believe those guys have been together for a year already!

    Oneness
    セツナサクレツ ジュキ Ver.
    SETSUNA SAKURETSU JUKI 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

    Oneness
    セツナサクレツ Dai Ver.
    SETSUNA SAKURETSU
    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

    Oneness
    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

    Oneness
    セツナサクレツ 秀馬-syuma- Ver.
    SETSUNA SAKURETSU Syuma-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

    Updates on SETSUNA CANDLE
    Updates on SETSUNA CANDLE

    REALies has uploaded a PV sample of their upcoming single, SETSUNA CANDLE (セツナキャンドル). They've also announced a special privilege for purchasers. Check below for both:

    【time-limited preorder privilege】
    • Those who preorder any type of SETSUNA CANDLE between 2013-12-14 and 2014-01-10, and email a screenshot confirming the preorder to info.goemonrecords@gmail.com, will receive a special DVD with the REALies member of their choice saying a phrase of their choice. (For example, the purchaser could ask Rayka to say “good luck on your test!”)
    • Those who preorder all three types and email a screenshot will receive the aforementioned DVD plus a signed cheki of the member of their choice.
    • Those who preorder all three types and reserve a ticket for the band's 2014-03-19 oneman, and email proof, will recieve the DVD, a signed cheki, and a second cheki.


    REALies to release new single
    REALies to release new single

    Although full details haven't been revealed yet, REALies will release their a new maxi-single in February of 2014!! The CD is called SETSUNA CANDLE (セツナキャンドル) and will be released in 3 types (one with a PV, one with a live DVD, and one with a bonus track). They also have a new look, which can be seen above.

    Buy at CDJapan

    REALies
    セツナキャンドル TYPE A
    SETSUNA CANDLE
    2014-02-05 1,890 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

    1. セツナキャンドル SETSUNA CANDLE
    2. 夜蝶遊戯 Yachou Yuugi

    1. セツナキャンドル (PV) SETSUNA CANDLE (PV)

    Buy at CDJapan

    REALies
    セツナキャンドル TYPE B
    SETSUNA CANDLE
    2014-02-05 2,100 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

    1. セツナキャンドル SETSUNA CANDLE
    2. 夜蝶遊戯 Yachou Yuugi

    1. 180
    2. 衝動 Shoudou
    3. PHASE
    4. 彩花唄-いろはうた Irohauta-Irohauta-
    5. 21g
    6. Mr.ERROR
    7. NEXT⇒

    Buy at CDJapan

    REALies
    セツナキャンドル TYPE C
    SETSUNA CANDLE
    2014-02-05 1,575 yen maxi-single CD

    1. セツナキャンドル SETSUNA CANDLE
    2. 夜蝶遊戯 Yachou Yuugi
    3. GARAKUTA PARADE

    gaNesha to disband
    gaNesha to disband

    gaNesha, the latest band of ex-SIVA vocalist KAIRI (カイリ) and guitarist Yuuichi (雄一), has announced that they will disband on 2014-02-19 due to the secession of KAIRI. The band formed on 2012-01-15 as Lucky13, changing their name to gaNesha on 2012-09-01. They also recently released their first mini-album, caste system.

    gaNesha
    caste system
    2013-08-28 2,500 yen mini-album CD

    1. Tantrism
    2. GARUDA
    3. Domain watcher
    4. end circle
    5. Prison lover
    6. Freeze

    GIGAMOUS 2nd single
    GIGAMOUS (ex-HEISEI ISHIN~N@H) has shared a sample of their upcoming 2nd single, SCARY GODS SHOW: check it out here. They've also revealed the privileges for buying the single from various retailers:

    • TOWER RECORD: [TYPE A or B] signed cheki
    • VILLAGE VANGUARD: [A or B] keyholder [A&B] comment DVD
    • Like an Edison: [A] SCARY The Speak DVD [B] photoset
    • Jishuban Club: [A or B] photoset [A&B] comment DVD
    • Brand X: [A] comment DVD [B] partial photoset (member-shots only)
    • ZEALLINK: [A] signed comment DVD [B] signed partial photoset (member-shots only)
    • PureSound: [A or B] group photograph [A&B] comment DVD
    • little HEARTS.: [A or B] photoset [A&B] comment DVD
    • fiveStars: [A] special (comment?) DVD [B] group photograph
    • closet child: [A] special (comment?) DVD A [B] special (comment?) DVD B
    • CROSS CAT: [A or B] group photograph [A&B] comment DVD and group photograph
    • SKULLROSE: [A] radio CD [B] partial photoset
    • LaLasquare: [A or B] partial photoset

    GIGAMOUS
    SCARY GODS SHOW TYPE A
    2013-12-04 1,500 yen maxi-single CD

    1. SCARY GODS SHOW
    2. GARON
    3. 00:00

    GIGAMOUS
    SCARY GODS SHOW TYPE B
    2013-12-04 1,500 yen maxi-single CD

    1. SCARY GODS SHOW
    2. GARON
    3. ES

    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.



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

    1. Eclipse
    2. Zou

    1. Eclipse (PV)

    ARLEQUIN
    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.

    ARLEQUIN
    ARLEQUIN
    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.


    ARLEQUIN
    似非林檎-eseringo-
    Eseringo-eseringo-
    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]
    Lilith announces new release
    Lilith announces new release

    Chinese visual band Lilith has announced a new EP! The CD+DVD set is titled Fenice and will be released on 2013-12-18 through Grows Independent Music. The EP features 4 new songs, 2 PVs, and a making of feature, and will be available through ZEALLINK, iTunes, and LISTEN FLAVOR.

    Lilith
    Fenice
    2013-12-18 2,400 yen mini-album CD + DVD

    1. Fenice
    2. Rebellion=Ark
    3. Reminiscence
    4. Spring Snow

    1. Fenice (MV)
    2. Arousal (MV)
    3. Making of Fenice
    4. Making of Arousal

    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)
    GOEMON RECORDS Presents
    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)
    2013-10-19 at NAGOYA HOLIDAY NEXT
    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)
    GOEMON RECORDS Presents
    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)
    GOEMON RECORDS Presents
    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


    REALies reveals 4th maxi-single
    REALies reveals 4th maxi-single

    REALies has finally revealed their new maxi-single: Irohauta (彩花唄)!! The single will be released on October 9th via GOEMON RECORDS in three types. A sample of the title track's PV has already been released, and you can find it, as well as further details, below.

    The single will be available in three types: types A & B will include the title track plus coupling song 21g, along with a DVD (PV with A type and live clips with B type); meanwhile, the live and web shop limited C type will include the aforementioned songs plus a bonus track, Mr.ERROR.



    Those who preorder the new single can email info.goemonrecords@gmail.com a screenshot as proof, and will receive an original song CD from the REALies member of their choice in return. Those who preorder two types will additionally receive a signed cheki.

    Buy at CDJapan

    REALies
    彩花唄 Type-A
    Irohauta
    2013-10-09 1,890 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

    1. 彩花唄 Irohauta
    2. 21g

    1. 彩花唄 (MUSIC CLIP) Irohauta (MUSIC CLIP)

    Buy at CDJapan

    REALies
    彩花唄 Type-B
    Irohauta
    2013-10-09 1,575 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

    1. 彩花唄 Irohauta
    2. 21g

    1. LiNE
    2. 君と僕、泡沫の夏 Kimi to Boku, Utakata no Natsu
    3. 180

    REALies
    彩花唄 Type-C
    Irohauta
    2013-10-09 1,500 yen maxi-single CD

    1. 彩花唄 Irohauta
    2. 21g
    3. Mr.ERROR

    New band: ARLEQUIN
    New band: ARLEQUIN

    On August 5th, GOEMON RECORDS announced the second artist to join its label: new band ARLEQUIN (アルルカン)!! The band features ex-Cu[be] and ex-CindyKate members, along with the vocalist from Diverse glare in Riot, and others.

    ARLEQUIN (アルルカン)
    • V. Aki (暁) (ex-Diverse glare in Riot)
    • G. Kuruto (來堵) (ex-Arpege)
    • G. Nao (奈緒) (ex-Cu[be])
    • B. Shouhei (祥平) (ex-CindyKate [as Maaya])
    • D. Damon(?) (堕門)

    ARLEQUIN won't be completely “revealed” until October 26th (guess that explains the paper bags on the members' heads...), but, in the meantime, they will embark on their first tour, ARLHOLIC THEATRE (アルホリックテアトル). Their tour starts with their first live on 2013-10-02 at Sendai HooK, and ends on 2013-10-26 at Ikebukuro EDGE with their tour final twoman with a secret band (TBA on October 1st). Got it??

    GOEMON RECORDS presents ARLEQUIN 1st tour ARLHOLIC THEATRE (アルホリックテアトル)
    2013-10-02 at Sendai HooK
    2013-10-09 at Niigata GOLDEN PIG BLACK
    2013-10-10 at Nagano JUNKBOX
    2013-10-11 at Kanazawa AZ
    2013-10-17 at Nagoya HOLIDAY NEXT
    2013-10-19 at Okayama IMAGE
    2013-10-21 at Hiroshima NAMIKI JUNCTION
    2013-10-22 at Fukuoka DRUM Be-1
    2013-10-23 at Kumamoto DRUM Be-9 V1
    2013-10-25 at Osaka MUSE
    ARLEQUIN, (others)

    ARLHOLIC THEATRE FINAL 2MAN (アルホリックテアトル)
    2013-10-26 at Ikebukuro EDGE
    ARLEQUIN × (band TBA 2013-10-01)



    Lastly, ARLEQUIN has announced its first release, a self-titled demo CD to be released on 2013-10-02 for 980 yen. I'm not sure yet if the release will be available via regular shops, or GOEMON RECORDS' web shop, etc.

    ARLEQUIN
    ARLEQUIN
    2013-10-02 980 yen single CD

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

    New band: GIGAMOUS
    New band: GIGAMOUS

    ex-HEISEI ISHIN and N@H members YUKKIE (ユッキー) and RAI (ライ) have announced their new band: GIGAMOUS!!

    GIGAMOUS
    • V. Shiki (式) (ex-Ap(r)il)
    • G. YUKKIE (ユッキー) (ex-HEISEI ISHIN → N@H)
    • B. seiya (ex-SPIV STATES)
    • D. RAI (ライ) (ex-HEISEI ISHIN → N@H)

    GIGAMOUS officially formed on August 1st, 2013, by the four members Shiki, YUKKIE, seiya, and RAI, with the concept of “GIGA PARTY ROCK!!!!”. Their name is comprised of the word 「GIGA」 (= 109, billion) and 「MOUS」 (made-up word meaning MOUSE and MOUTH), which implies “even a being as tiny as a mouse, if they loudly express their biggest dream, can see that dream come true”.

    Although GIGAMOUS formed on August 1st, their activities will officially commence on October 4th at their sponsored event and first live, GIGA FEST.

    GIGAMOUS first live and sponsored eventGIGA FEST 2013-10-04 at Ikebukuro EDGE
    GIGAMOUS / Blu-BiLLoN / REALies / VELBET / Hanashounen BADDIES / (secret band TBA 2013-09-01)


    GIGAMOUS is signed to BadeggBox (the label which was originally formed to house BILLY (ビリー) members' projects), and have already announced their first release through the label: GIGA SPEAKER, a two-type maxi-single which will be released on 2013-09-11. The band has filmed their first PV for the title track, although it seems that the PV won't be released with the single.

    GIGAMOUS
    GIGA SPEAKER Type-A
    2013-09-11 1,575 yen maxi-single CD

    1. GIGA SPEAKER
    2. Make Noise!!!!
    3. 電脳ビッグマウス Dennou BIG MOUSE

    GIGAMOUS
    GIGA SPEAKER Type-B
    2013-09-11 1,575 yen maxi-single CD

    1. GIGA SPEAKER
    2. Make Noise!!!!
    3. 極性ドリムベイビー Kyokusei DREAM BABY


    For more information and a [really good!] sample of GIGAMOUS' first song, GIGA SPEAKER, is available on the PC version of their official website:
    GIGAMOUS official website
    CindyKate last live releases
    CindyKate has announced the sale of a last live DVD as well as a collection of photographs taken at the live.

    CindyKate's last live DVD, LEGEND OF DASAKAKKOIII!, will be released on 2013-08-31 (just happens to be Phantasmagoria Day ;_;, by the way) for 5,800 yen. Unfortunately, the release is available only through mail-order by contacting info.goemonrecords@gmail.com (meaning you'll have to use a shopping service for this one). Furthermore, I haven't been able to find their last live's tracklist online anywhere, so I'm not quite sure of the DVD tracklisting yet.

    CindyKate is also selling photos from the last live, which will be available for purchase at 7-Eleven's throughout Japan, via their digiphoto booths (in which you pay for certain photos online, and they are printed at the booth). Luckily, AOO Store is complete set of photos via their web shop for 4,400 yen. Again, you'll have to use a shopping service, but at least that's more feasible than getting someone to go to a Japanese 7-Eleven for you...!
    REALies new single teased
    REALies new single teased

    GOEMON RECORDS has mentioned through its Twitter account that REALies is finishing recording for a new single! Further details TBA, but considering how good LiNE is, I can't wait!
    KENTZ' new label, and other updates
    KENTZ' new label, and other updates

    ex-chariots support drummer KENTZ (who you may know from his “final stage” which was sponsored by UNDER CODE, due to his terminal cancer) has announced the creation of his own record label: Candy Vox Music!

    The label is a joint venture with ViViD roadie Takeshi, and has has already announced its first three sets of two-day sponsored events: First Impression, Second Impression, and Third Impression. ex-SIVA band gaNesha will appear at one of the events and KENTZ will hold his own session band at another. For more information, please check the Candy Vox Music OHP.

    Candy Vox Music

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    Earlier this year, KENTZ also released a digital book! The book, 5 Do no DISCORD (5度のディスコード), was released on 2013-03-27, and features a fictional account of the drama that unfolds after visual kei band “Blanc de Vibert” disbands due to the death of one of its members. Although the story is fictional, it's based on KENTZ' years of experience in visual kei bands (Le:view, Mars, Lusus, Sepia, 「Aya」, chariots, etc.).

    5 Do no DISCORD is available on Amazon JP through their Kindle app, and is currently only 99 yen. The writer is listed as 西風希祥, and the total length is about 110 pages.

    Buy 5 Do no DISCORD · 西風希祥 temporary blog

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    As far as KENTZ' health is concerned, he had recently stated that he seemed to be recovering... but, unfortunately, a later post said that his cancer seemed to have spread. Still, he seems to be in good spirits, and with his new label and session band, it seems that he's refused to give up. KENTZ posts daily to his blog and is now also on Twitter as well:

    KENTZ official blog · KENTZ official Twitter
    LIN last live DVD
    LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) will release a live DVD of their June 30th indefinite activity pause oneman live, Obscure Ideal ~Judgement of fortune~.

    The DVD will be released on 2013-08-28 at a cost of 6,300 yen, and will include the entire live (about 150 minutes of footage in total). Furthermore, all copies will include a ticket to a 2013-09-15 special event at which the ex-LIN members will appear (further details TBA). Those who purchase the DVD from the UCP official web shop will further receive a postcard signed bye, and with a handwritten message by, their favorite member, as well as a bonus DVD containing about 30 minutes of footage from the band's live in Taiwan.

    By the way, the product number of the release is “LDV-001”, as in “LIN DVD 1”. Translation: the DVD is being released independently by the band itself―UNDER CODE is really over ;(
    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)

    hide TRIBUTE SPIRITS complete information
    The jacket and tracklist have been revealed for hide tribute cover album, hide TRIBUTE SPIRITS Ⅱ -Visual SPIRITS-, which features UNDER CODE PRODUCTION collaboration band D・N・A. The album will be released on July 3rd, and is available at CDJapan now. Check out the cover art and tracklist below:

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

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

    LIN memorial CD now shipping
    LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) has commenced shipping on their memorial CD, 「Obscure Ideal」. Those who purchased it should receive it, and the web shop privilege special DVD, in the next few days.

    By the way, the web shop is still offering the special DVD as a privilege for buyers of the memorial CD, but it will no longer be signed.
    WEB SHOP LAST FAIR PART:1


    UNDER CODE PRODUCTION announced the first part of its web shop's last special fair today (I detailed the “0th part” in the previous post). For LAST FAIR PART:1, the web shop has updated with tons of special new items―mostly bootleg live DVDs―and has announced a very special privilege campaign!

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    Treasure Book special event
    UNDER CODE PRODUCTION “treasure book” ARCHIVES 2003~2013 is set to be released on June 20, and certain ex-members of the label have decided to hold a special event to celebrate it!

    The special event will be held on June 29, 2013, at Shinsaibashi food & bar Beginning, and tickets will be included with purchases of the Treasure Book (otherwise, tickets can also be obtained by spending 3,000 yen on UCP goods from June 20 through June 29 at Amemura PureSound). The event will include special talks, quizzes and games with presents, and more. And best of all, certain members of LIN, Megaromania, NEGA, FUTURISM・BOYZ, and REALies will participate!

    If you're in Japan and plan on attending, more information can be found here.
    LIN memorial CD delayed
    LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) has announced that the release of their memorial CD, Obscure Ideal, will be delayed.

    The live and web shop limited CD was originally scheduled to be shipped out from the official web shop on June 1st but, due to manufacturing delays, will instead begin shipment on June 5th. (The CD will, however, be available for purchase at the band's June 2nd live.)

    Another note: the tracklist shown by UNDER CODE's official blog no longer mentions a bonus track being included in the CD. I'm not sure if this was an oversight or if the bonus track has indeed been cut.
    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...

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    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.

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    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.
    REALies' fresh start


    After graduating from legendary label UNDER CODE PRODUCTION on May 1st, REALies has announced their long-awaited “fresh start,” just in time for summer! The band is back with a high-quality new look and new logo―check above! In addition, they've announced their first release, their live schedule, and several special projects. Check out the full information lineup below:



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    REALies new single
    After graduating from UNDER CODE PRODUCTION, REALies is embarking on a “fresh start” for summer! They'll release their new maxi-single LiNE, with the concept of “line which connects you and me.” Check out the details and PV preview below―more information to come later...!

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    UNDER CODE PRODUCTION Treasure Book & LAST LIVE DVD


    UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has closed・・・ In memorial of 10 years of this legendary and unorthodox label, a new bible will be released: ARCHIVES 2003~2013. Furthermore, this timeless collector's item will include UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's last live DVD!!

    UNDER CODE's “treasure book” is called ARCHIVES 2003~2013 and will be released on June 20th, 2013, through the label's official web shop. The book will collect 128 full color pages, and will cost 12,600 yen. The book will feature 6 major sections, but will also include a two-point special privilege, as well as a web shop limited privilege:

    【CONTENTS】
    1. A great number of artists' official photos
    2. Exclusive live report of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION last event Nihon Seiatsu FINAL -since 2003~2013- 2013.5.03 at Osaka BIG CAT
    3. Extensive biography and discography files for all signed artists
    4. Personal interviews: Ray (NEGA) × CO- (F・B) / SAN (NEGA) × Maaya (CindyKate) / YUUI (CindyKate) × Rayka (REALies) / KANATA (LIN) × Misery (Megaromania) / RIKU (LIN) × JIN (NEGA) × Yamada Takafumi (UCP staff)
    5. 10 years' worth of private offshot photos, about 700 in total
    6. KISAKI's last interview
    7. ...and more
    【TWO-POINT PRIVILEGE】
    1. Application ticket to special project exclusively for purchasers (application deadline: 2013-07-20)
    2. Complete live DVD (over 3 hours of footage) of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION last event Nihon Seiatsu FINAL -since 2003~2013- 2013.5.03 at Osaka BIG CAT
    【WEB SHOP PRIVILEGE】
    • Unique, only-one-in-the-world special CD by Ray (NEGA) × CO- (F・B) special unit AD LIBBERS (アドリヴァーズ), in which they create a completely original song based on the title you specify
    UNDER CODE LAST COLLABORATION 「D・N・A」 revealed!!


    KISAKI has finally revealed the “UNDER CODE PRODUCTION LAST COLLABORATION”... It's a special collaboration unit band, 「D・N・A」 which will appear on a new tribute to hide omnibus!!

    As part of hide anniversary project ROCKET DIVE 2003-2014 (which celebrates the 15th anniversary of his passing, 20th anniversary of his musical activities, and 50th birthday), his tribute album series hide TRIBUTE SPIRITS has been expanded. Throughout these two years, 6 more entries to the series will be released―starting with two visual kei entries, hide TRIBUTE Ⅱ -Visual SPIRITS- and hide TRIBUTE Ⅲ -Visual SPIRITS-.

    UNDER CODE PRODUCTION special collaboration unit 「D・N・A」 will appear in the second omnibus, covering hide's Junk Story. The lineup of the unit is unknown, but the photoshoot featured all vocalists of UNDER CODE's currently-active bands, plus KISAKI―so, we can assume those people will be involved.

    hide TRIBUTE Ⅱ -Visual SPIRITS- will be released on July 1st, 2013. Tracklist is below:

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

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

    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.)

    LIN
    「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.
    UNDER CODE omnibus features
    UNDER CODE artists have been featured in a lot of omnibuses lately. First, there's the last memorial omnibus, High Style Paradox 2003~2013, which features all UCP artists. Second, Megaromania and LIN will participate in a special omnibus compiled by PENICILLIN guitarist Chisato (to which LIN will contribute a new song). And finally, sever UNDER CODE bands have been featured in a digital compilation series called VISUAL☆INVASION. Details for all are below:

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    Collection album privileges
    I've compiled a list of all shop privileges for UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's recently-released and upcoming collection albums. So if any of you are planning to buy any, be sure to get the best privileges! (And maybe even coordinate with each other to get different privileges and share them~!)

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    KISAKI 20th anniversary lucky bags & birthday party


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

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

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

    Tickets to the party are available now through the official web shop for 6,000 yen. Only an extremely limited number of attendees will be allowed, and only those 20-years-old or older will be allowed to enter!
    DEAR NEGATIVIST rare goods
    NEGA has announced a special “ultra rare goods” lottery for their fan-thanksgiving event, DEAR NEGATIVIST, which is being held today. Attendees who spend 3,000 yen on goods will be allowed to draw from the lottery and win 1 random item. The possible prizes are amazing, including a recording of JIN's previous band!!

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

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


    FUTURISM・BOYZ
    チキンLock
    CHICKEN Lock
    2013-05-02 1,050 yen single CD

    1. チキンLOCK CHICKEN LOCK
    2. action

    Megaromania best album update
    Megaromania has revealed the tracklisting of their upcoming best album. It seems to have been cut to 12 tracks (it was announced as having 13), but is pretty solid (if unimaginative). Check out the tracklist for all three versions (and links to buy them!) below:

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    High Style Paradox group order


    Good news everybody!—I've checked with my shopping service, and they can help us buy High Style Paradox 2003~2013! I've created a special group order page at WE LOVE UNDER CODE; check it out below if you'd like to order the album.

    Join group order

    Please be advised that the album will be a little expensive, due to SHOXX limiting it to mail-order and convenience store payment only. The initial cost of the album (base price + domestic shipping + initial service fees) is 5,790 yen.

    Once the order is placed, the albums will be shipped to my house; all participants in the group order will pay an equal share of that fee. Finally, all participants will pay a 3rd fee encompassing an equal share of the final service fees + full cost of shipping to their house. (If the initial service fees turn out less than I'm estimating, the overage will be applied toward the final service fees.)

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    Regardless of the expense, there's no other way for overseas customers to get UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's final omnibus! So, if you want it, better join now. I'll be placing an order at the end of the week.
    UNDER CODE PRODUCTION memorial omnibus


    UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced that, in collaboration with SHOXX, it will release its 10th anniversary memorial last omnibus, High Style Paradox 2003~2013. The mail-order-limited omnibus will be released in March, and will feature all significant bands (32 in total) signed to UNDER CODE PRODUCTION throughout its 10 years of activity.

    Those who purchase the omnibus before February 28th will receive a special 24 month calendar.

    Because the omnibus is mail-order-limited through SHOXX, it will not be available to overseas customers via usual means. However, I organize a group order as soon as I find a viable shopping service—expect a separate with details.

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    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.

    LIN
    「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

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

    1. Slander Crime

    Megaromania's next activities


    Megaromania has just announced that they'll release a new best-of album, in 3 types, in february. Each type contain 13 songs. In addition to this, the type A comes with a full live DVD of their one-man live "「Border of “「Heaven」 or 「hell」” ~Tenchikai no Kyoukaisen~", the type B comes with a PV DVD, and the type C comes with a new unreleased song. Full details below.

    Those who purchase the three types on the UCP official webshop will receive a personalized message from his favorite member and a bonus DVD of Sui's Birthday event on 2013.1.24. The new look is also available, check this out below.



    They also announced the future live activities.

    Sui BIRTHDAY EVENT 「The Birth[day] of creation~翠生誕&信仰者感謝祭~

    2013-01-24 at Ikebukuro RUIDO-K3
    Megaromania

    Commemorative SHOWCASE One-man Live 2013 「Sentence of Future...」

    2013-02-11 at Meguro Rokumeikan
    2013-02-17 at OSAKA RUIDO
    Megaromania (oneman)

    5TH ANNIVERSAY oneman lives 2013-07-28 at OSAKA MUSE
    2013-07-31 at Shibuya O-EAST
    Megaromania (oneman)


    Megaromania
    Megaromania 豪華盤 TYPE:A
    Megaromania Goukaban TYPE:A
    2013-02-13 6,090 yen collection album CD + DVD

    1. God of Megaromania-純血ノ刻印- God of Megaromania-Junketsu NO Kokuin-
    2. 美醜の果実 Bishuu no Kajitsu
    3. Angelical Jewelry
    4. Transparent Shine
    5. APOCALYPSE
    6. Gate of the prophet
    7. Rain fall in Solitude
    8. Fragrance Tales
    9. AURORA-destinies of world-
    10. Oath-cross of eternity-
    11. Propaganda
    12. Heaven's Novel

    1. Reincarnation -輪廻季想- Reincarnation -Rinnekisou-
    2. Holy Scars
    3. Shadow as Christ
    4. Lily-幻想に覆われる空と天空の華- Lily-Gensou ni Oowareru Sora to Tenkuu no Hana-
    5. Amethyst
    6. Heaven's Novel
    7. Tragedy
    8. AURORA -destinies of world-
    9. God of Megaromania -純血ノ刻印- God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-
    10. Gate of the Prophet
    11. Propaganda
    12. Demonic Mephist
    13. Necrophilia
    14. Absolute obedience
    15. Black Temptation
    16. THE END OF VENGEANCE
    17. Sabbath


    Megaromania
    Megaromania 通常盤 TYPE:B
    Megaromania Tsuujouban TYPE:B
    2013-02-13 5,040 yen collection album CD + DVD

    1. God of Megaromania-純血ノ刻印- God of Megaromania-Junketsu NO Kokuin-
    2. 美醜の果実 Bishuu no Kajitsu
    3. Angelical Jewelry
    4. Transparent Shine
    5. APOCALYPSE
    6. Gate of the prophet
    7. Rain fall in Solitude
    8. Fragrance Tales
    9. AURORA-destinies of world-
    10. Oath-cross of eternity-
    11. Propaganda
    12. Heaven's Novel

    1. God of Megaromania -純血ノ刻印- God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-
    2. APOCALYPSE
    3. AURORA-destinies of world-
    4. Quintessence Voyage
    5. Cynthia
    6. Propaganda
    7. Heaven's Novel


    Megaromania
    Megaromania 通常盤 TYPE:C
    Megaromania Tsuujouban TYPE:C
    2013-02-13 3,360 yen collection album CD

    1. God of Megaromania-純血ノ刻印- God of Megaromania-Junketsu NO Kokuin-
    2. 美醜の果実 Bishuu no Kajitsu
    3. Angelical Jewelry
    4. Transparent Shine
    5. APOCALYPSE
    6. Gate of the prophet
    7. Rain fall in Solitude
    8. Fragrance Tales
    9. AURORA-destinies of world-
    10. Oath-cross of eternity-
    11. Propaganda
    12. Heaven's Novel
    13. 残香~Scent of Perfume~ Zankou~Scent of Perfume~

    UNDER CODE 2013 lucky bags
    UNDER CODE has finally announced New Year lucky bags for 2013! If you've never heard of these, they're basically grab bags―for a certain price, you get a large, but random selection of UCP items.

    This year, the lucky bags are available in three different prices: the 3,500 yen version (which contains goods worth 18,000 yen); the 5,000 yen version (worth 30,000); and the 10,000 yen version (worth 35,000).

    All three types include a message DVD, the annual UCP New Year postcard, and a calendar. However, the top-tier 10,000 yen version also includes an article of clothing or accessory from recent UCP session bands!

    3,500 yen version
    5,000 yen version
    10,000 yen version

    (By the way, if you're not sure which type to buy, consider this: the worth of the 3,500 ver vs. the 5,000 yen ver is quite different, even though the price isn't; on the other hand, the 10,000 yen ver is double the price of the 5,000 yen ver, but isn't worth much more. So, it seems like the middle tier might be the best bargain!)

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    I'm definitely buying at least one lucky bag. If you'd like to join in on an order, feel free to contact me!
    Megaromania new look and tracklistings


    Megaromania has finally revealed the official photo to accompany its Heaven's Novel concept maxi-single.

    Well, OK, not really—the photo was actually posted last month, but I forgot to post about it—but they did just release the tracklisting for that single. So, let's use this opportunity to post multiple bits of news: check out the band's newest look above, the tracklisting for their upcoming single below, and the tracklisting for their recently-released live DVD below that. Thoughts?

    Megaromania
    Heaven's Novel -ヘヴェンズノベル- TYPE:A
    Heaven's Novel -HEAVEN'S NOVEL-
    2012-12-12 3,150 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

    1. Heaven's Novel
    2. Lily-幻想に覆われる空と天空の華- Lily-Gensou ni Oowareru Sora to Tenkuu no Hana-

    1. Heaven's Novel (PV)
    2. 「Europe tour 2012」 ドキュメント後編 「Europe tour 2012」 DOCUMENT Kouhen

    Megaromania
    Heaven's Novel -ヘヴェンズノベル- TYPE:B
    Heaven's Novel -HEAVEN'S NOVEL-
    2012-12-12 1,890 yen maxi-single CD

    1. Heaven's Novel
    2. Holy Scars
    3. Reincarnation -輪廻季想- *(Re:birth of creation) Reincarnation -Rinne Kisou- *(Re:birth of creation)

    Megaromania
    The Vision of Engraving -2012.7.29 SHIBUYA CLUB QUATTRO-
    2012-11-14 5,040 yen live recording DVD

    1. a prelude to Glint
    2. Crimson
    3. Heretical Voice
    4. APOCALYPSE
    5. Cynthia
    6. Spell of Mystery-幻色螺旋- Spell of Mystery-Geniro Rasen-
    7. Wail of crested
    8. with Sympathizer
    9. Silvery Divorce
    10. Tragedy
    11. Deus
    12. Absolute obedience
    13. Cardinal Sin
    14. THE END OF VENGEANCE
    15. Rain fall in solitude
    16. Ideal future
    17. Oath-cross of eternity-
    18. Sabbath
    19. AURORA-destinies of world-

    REALies new look


    REALies have revealed their new look, pictured above. In addition, they've revealed the covers of their upcoming B-side collection album, to「B」continued, pictured below. What do you think? Personally, the new look is just OK, but I love the covers. So cute!

    REALies
    to「B」continued TYPE A
    2013-02-13 3,990 yen collection album CD + DVD

    1. ユメオイプラネット YUMEOI PLANET
    2. sweet/rouge
    3. D.O.P.E
    4. ヒカルセカイ HIKARU SEKAI
    5. 曖昧カテゴライズ Aimai CATEGORIZE
    6. STUND UP×∞
    7. ハルジオン(to「B」mix) HALJION(to「B」mix)
    8. PHASE
    9. SKY AROUND
    10. 浮遊グラフィック Fuyuu GRAPHIC
    11. 色彩Polaroid. Shikisai Polaroid.
    12. BURN

    1. NuAGE
    2. NEXT⇒
    3. LaST A GaINST
    4. ユメオイプラネット YUMEOI PLANET

    REALies
    to「B」continued TYPE B
    2013-02-13 3,150 yen collection album CD

    1. ユメオイプラネット YUMEOI PLANET
    2. sweet/rouge
    3. D.O.P.E
    4. ヒカルセカイ HIKARU SEKAI
    5. 曖昧カテゴライズ Aimai CATEGORIZE
    6. STUND UP×∞
    7. ハルジオン(to「B」mix) HALJION(to「B」mix)
    8. PHASE
    9. SKY AROUND
    10. 浮遊グラフィック Fuyuu GRAPHIC
    11. 色彩Polaroid. Shikisai Polaroid.
    12. BURN
    13. It ties with future.

    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.



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    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.

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    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).

    Dali
    ロッキンチェアとクリープ
    ROCKING CHAIR to CREEP
    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

    REALies to B continued


    REALies has announced their next activities: several new live events and a B-side collection album featuring new songs! But more importantly, the band has sent a clear message with the titles of those lives and releases: despite UNDER CODE's closure, REALies will continue.

    The band's B-side collection album, to「B」continued, will be released in February, 2013. The album will come in two types: TYPE A will include a PV collection DVD, including a PV for new song YUMEOI PLANET; and TYPE B will feature a bonus track, It ties with future.. The official web shop privilege is a signed cheki and personalized message DVD.

    REALies
    to「B」continued TYPE A
    2013-02-13 3,990 yen collection album CD + DVD

    1. ユメオイプラネット YUMEOI PLANET
    2. sweet/rouge
    3. D.O.P.E
    4. ヒカルセカイ HIKARU SEKAI
    5. 曖昧カテゴライズ Aimai CATEGORIZE
    6. STUND UP×∞
    7. ハルジオン(to「B」mix) HALJION(to「B」mix)
    8. PHASE
    9. SKY AROUND
    10. 浮遊グラフィック Fuyuu GRAPHIC
    11. 色彩Polaroid. Shikisai Polaroid.
    12. BURN

    1. NuAGE
    2. NEXT⇒
    3. LaST A GaINST
    4. ユメオイプラネット YUMEOI PLANET

    REALies
    to「B」continued TYPE B
    2013-02-13 3,150 yen collection album CD

    1. ユメオイプラネット YUMEOI PLANET
    2. sweet/rouge
    3. D.O.P.E
    4. ヒカルセカイ HIKARU SEKAI
    5. 曖昧カテゴライズ Aimai CATEGORIZE
    6. STUND UP×∞
    7. ハルジオン(to「B」mix) HALJION(to「B」mix)
    8. PHASE
    9. SKY AROUND
    10. 浮遊グラフィック Fuyuu GRAPHIC
    11. 色彩Polaroid. Shikisai Polaroid.
    12. BURN
    13. It ties with future.


    As mentioned, the band also announced several live events. First, on January 20th, 2013, REALies will hold its fan thanks-giving and New Year celebration event 新春!!おまつりあらいずSP あけました2013 (Shinshun!! OmatsuriALies SP Akemashita 2013), at which each member will participate in his own session band.

    Then, on January 26th and 27th, REALies will hold its two day sponsored event, two DAY continued, at SHIBUYA-REX. This leads into the band's Tokyo-Osaka-Nagoya oneman tour, まだ终わらねぇ。 (Mada Owaranee。 {translation: We're not done yet.}).

    REALies fan thanks-giving and New Year celebration event 新春!!おまつりあらいずSP あけました2013 (Shinshun!! OmatsuriALies SP Akemashita 2013)
    2013-01-20 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
    REALies, (Rayka session), (Ritsu session), (N∀O session), (akino session), (Kazna session)


    REALies two days sponsored event two DAY continued
    2013-01-26 at SHIBUYA-REX
    REALies, シンディケイト (CindyKate), 「xxx」 is D£AD, JILLED RAY, TRUST, 0801贰209XX6, 4tune_UNIT, MeleM, Stealth Mania, Theia

    2013-01-27 at SHIBUYA-REX
    REALies, FUTURISM・BOYZ, JILLED RAY, Fi'Ance., ポルターガイスト (POLTERGEIST), 2the DISCOLAND, グレヱテル (GRETEL), ALIVE, ROMiO., Zelktage


    REALies CD release celebration Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka oneman tour 2013 まだ终わらねぇ。 (Madaowaranee。)
    2013-02-15 at OSAKA MUSE
    2013-02-16 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) MUSIC FARM
    2013-02-23 at 目黒鹿鸣馆 (Meguro ROCKMAYKAN)
    REALies (oneman)


    KISAKI also recently mentioned in his blog that the members of REALies have moved their base of operations from Osaka to Tokyo―this assuredly means an increase in the strength of their activity. With that, as well as the titles of their collection album and oneman tour, we can rest assured that REALies will survive UNDER CODE's closure. Looks like they have a bright future ahead of them!
    chariots mini-album tracklist


    chariots (solo project of LIN vocalist RIKU) has finally announced the tracklisting for its upcoming mini-album, griever. Check it out below, and share your thoughts!

    chariots
    griever
    2012-12-12 2,625 yen mini-album CD

    1. Rosy
    2. killing advisory
    3. griever
    4. 亜種 Ashu
    5. Triskaidekaphobia

    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]
    Vior gloire, SUZAKU, and REALies album updates


    SUZAKU (朱) has revealed the cover art and tracklisting of their upcoming (one week!) first full album. The cover art is pretty cool, but the tracklisting includes a SUPER disappointing only 4 new songs. Let's hope that some of the old ones are rerecorded, shall we?

    SUZAKU
    絶彩執
    Zessaishuu
    2012-09-26 3,990 yen album CD + DVD

    1. 人間失格 -SE- Ningenshikkaku -SE-
    2. 曲ガル睡蓮`駆ケル[11ul] Magaru Suiren ` Kakeru [11ul]
    3. テオナナカトル TEONANACATL
    4. 腐れ恋 Kusarekoi
    5. 桜歌乱舞 Oukaranbu
    6. 大義乃桜 Taigi no Sakura
    7. Go
    8. 妙楽ノイド -class C- Taeranoid -class C-
    9. 舌禍粧 Zekkashou
    10. 『 』曰わく、 『』 Iwaku、

    1. 腐れ恋 (PV) Kusarekoi (PV)


    Vior gloire has revealed the tracklisting for their upcoming first full album, but no cover art yet! Contrast to SUZAKU, Vior gloire's album features 14 tracks (originally announced as only having 10!). Four of them are story SE tracks, but the album still features a hefty 8 new songs, and only 2 previously released ones. Go Vior gloire!

    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
    3. DEATH PARADE
    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
    9. DEAD the CREATOR
    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


    Finally, REALies has uploaded samples from their upcoming first full album. Listen below at YouTube and share your thoughts in the comments!

    Buy at CDJapan

    REALies
    LEVEL. TYPE:A
    2012-10-03 5,250 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

    1. Lv.
    2. 衝動 Shoudou
    3. NEXT⇒
    4. As'ever
    5. CHANGE!
    6. Plug[I]n
    7. ability Aggregate
    8. 180
    9. 星の降る街 Hoshi no Furu Machi
    10. NuAGE

    1. NuAGE
    2. D.O.P.E
    3. 曖昧カテゴライズ Aimai CATEGORIZE
    4. 色彩Polaroid. Shikisai Polaroid.
    5. Plug[I]n
    6. SKY AROUND
    7. 浮遊グラフィック Fuyuu GRAPHIC
    8. CHANGE!
    9. LaST A GaINST
    10. NEXT⇒

    Buy at CDJapan

    REALies
    LEVEL. TYPE:B
    2012-10-03 3,150 yen maxi-single CD

    1. Lv.
    2. 衝動 Shoudou
    3. NEXT⇒
    4. As'ever
    5. CHANGE!
    6. Plug[I]n
    7. ability Aggregate
    8. sweet/rouge (BONUS TRACK)
    9. 180
    10. 星の降る街 Hoshi no Furu Machi
    11. NuAGE

    Updates on Dali and their album


    I have a ton of little bits of Dali information for you guys, so I figured I'd just round them up into one post. First up, a few things about their upcoming best album!
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    Now some random bits about the band and their activities lately:
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    One more little bit about their latest alter ego band...:
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    Dali
    ダリコレ ディスク
    DALI COLLE DISC
    2012-10-10 4,200 yen collection album CD + DVD

    1. 25:54 (SE)
    2. 25:55
    3. [s]hit parade
    4. どピンクナンバー D PINK NUMBER
    5. 星屑 Hoshikuzu
    6. S.O.S
    7. 印象派ポルノ Inshouha PORNO
    8. H.N[迷子] H.N[maigo]
    9. イタミワケ ITAMI WAKE
    10. Heroine
    11. a habit
    12. -
    13. アンプレザント リハビリテーション UNPLEASANT REHABILITATION
    14. りゅうせいこうば Ryuusei Kouba
    15. スロウメロウ SLOW MELLOW

    1. Placebo
    2. ant gallery
    3. sunny
    4. [s]hit parade
    5. 星屑 Hoshikuzu
    6. イタミワケ ITAMI WAKE
    7. 印象派ポルノ Inshouha PORNO
    8. downer
    9. ヨルノハテ YORU NO HATE
    10. マイン MINE

    Megaromania Propaganda clip released


    Megaromania has just released a clip from the PV of their upcoming concept single Propaganda! Check it out below and sound off with your thoughts! Propaganda will be released this October and is available at CDJapan for preorder now.



    Megaromania
    Propaganda TYPE:A
    Propaganda -PROPAGANDA-
    2012-10-17 3,150 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

    1. Propaganda
    2. Necrophilia

    1. Propaganda (PROMOTION CLIP)
    2. 「European tour 2012」 ドキュメント前編 「European tour2012」 DOCUMENT Zenpen

    Megaromania
    Propaganda -プロパガンダ- type B
    Propaganda -PROPAGANDA-
    2012-10-17 1,890 yen maxi-single CD

    1. Propaganda
    2. Demonic Mephist
    3. God of Megaromania-純血ノ刻印‐ (BONUS TRACK) God of Megaromania-Junketsu no Kokuin- (BONUS TRACK)

    SUZAKU album cover
    朱 (SUZAKU) has revealed the cover art for their upcoming album, Zessaishuu. Check it out below and share your thoughts!

    SUZAKU
    絶彩執
    Zessaishuu
    2012-09-26 3,990 yen album CD + DVD

    1. 人間失格 -SE- Ningenshikkaku -SE-
    2. 曲ガル睡蓮`駆ケル[11ul] Magaru Suiren ` Kakeru [11ul]
    3. テオナナカトル TEONANACATL
    4. 腐れ恋 Kusarekoi
    5. 桜歌乱舞 Oukaranbu
    6. 大義乃桜 Taigi no Sakura
    7. Go
    8. 妙楽ノイド -class C- Taeranoid -class C-
    9. 舌禍粧 Zekkashou
    10. 『 』曰わく、 『』 Iwaku、

    1. 腐れ恋 (PV) Kusarekoi (PV)

    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.

    LIN
    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

    LIN
    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~

    LIN
    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

    LIN
    KISAKI撮影&編集による OFF SHOT DVD VOL:6
    KISAKI Satsuei & Henshuu ni Yoru OFF SHOT DVD VOL:6
    2012-11-21 0 yen other DVD

    1. OFF SHOT

    Reborn chariots announces first release


    The newly reborn chariots has announced its first mini-album!

    Called griever, and containing four new songs plus the now sold out 亜種 (Ashu), the mini-album will be released this December for 2,625 yen. As we previously posted, chariots will embark on a short event tour to celebrate the release. Further details about the mini-album are TBA, but the wording about it (“reborn chariots' first music”) implies that there may be more to come!

    chariots
    griever
    2012-12-12 2,625 yen mini-album CD

    1. Rosy
    2. killing advisory
    3. griever
    4. 亜種 Ashu
    5. Triskaidekaphobia

    Affective Synergy mini-album update


    ex-Synside guitarist 凛-Lin- has released more information about the upcoming mini-album from his solo project Affective Synergy. The full tracklist and cover art have been revealed, and the release has been made available for pre-order at the following stores:

    Affective Synergy
    Infinite Spiral
    2012-11-07 3,360 yen mini-album CD + DVD

    1. Veritas
    2. 蒼焔-Souen- Souen-Souen-
    3. Decay
    4. As a Fact
    5. In the Dawn
    6. Another Sky (Bonus track, retake)

    1. Another Sky (PV)
    2. Veritas (PV)
    3. Making of Music Clips

    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?!

    Sami
    ヴィヴァルディ
    VIVALDI
    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

    New release from Affective Synergy


    ex-brodiaea/Synside guitarist Lin has announced the release of his first mini-album through his solo project Affective Synergy!

    The mini-album, which is being released through Grows Independent Music, will feature five new songs and a bonus retake/remaster of an old song, plus a DVD disc featuring two PVs and a making of featurette. The release is set for this November, but further details (such as stores which it will be available at) are TBA.

    Affective Synergy
    Infinite Spiral
    2012-11-07 3,360 yen mini-album CD + DVD

    1. Veritas
    2. 蒼焔-Souen- Souen-Souen-
    3. Decay
    4. As a Fact
    5. In the Dawn
    6. Another Sky (Bonus track, retake)

    1. Another Sky (PV)
    2. Veritas (PV)
    3. Making of Music Clips

    chariots: new release + tour.


    Surprising news, chariots will be releasing a new CD in december (info TBA), and to promote this one, they'll be touring in december. Bellow the dates and line-up.

    Chariots release tour 2012「griever groover」
    2012-12-20 at SHIBUYA REX
    chariots / NEGA(guest) / BIOSPHIA / AIM / OROCHI / 東京カルテット(Tokyo Quartet) / シビレバシル(sibilebashir) / TRUST / Synk;yet-シンクイェット-

    2012-12-21 at SHIBUYA REX
    chariots / KISAKI PROJECT feat.砂月(Satsuki)(Guest) / Megaromania / LuLu / ギャロ(THE GALLO) / DEZERT GALEYD / A(エース) / LIPHLICH / DEPAIN

    2012-12-22 at NAGOYA CLUB 3 STAR IMAIKE
    chariots / Megaromania / Cu[be] / GALEYD / DEZERT / OROCHI / AIM / A(エース) / Avidit.

    2012-12-24 at OSAKA MUSE
    chariots / Megaromania / GALEYD / DEZERT / OROCHI / AIM / A(エース) / Jackman / パノラマ虚構ゼノン(Panorama Kyokou Xenon) / ワン☆スター(one☆star)

    凛 new mini album and 2 day one-man live


    KISAKI announced today, that 凛 will release a new mini-album with 7 brand new songs. Title is 「The Psalms and Lamentations」 and it will release on 2012/11/21 in 2 TYPE. Every type is 2,625 yen.
    [track list]
    01.The Psalms and Lamentations
    02.Undefined…
    03.Lunar Eclipse~in the shadow~
    04.Over the rainbow
    05.Misery is nothing
    06.Fell Asleep (TYPE A bonus track)
    06.Lovers~ラヴァーズ~ (TYPE B bonus track)

    Who buy both type get a LIVE DVD, from UCP WEB SHOP the 「OFF SHOT DVD VOL:6」 also.
    LIVE DVD's title is 「the shadow of envy」
    [set list]
    01.Flowers Bloom
    02.Metamorphose
    03.Ambient Cosmo
    04.Deep Labyrinth
    05. 凛
    Moreover they will hold a 2 day one-man at Shinjuku ACB HALL at 2012/12/01-02, and embark for a release tour in october.

    LIN release TOUR 「The Psalms and Lamentations」

    2012-10-14 at HOLIDAY OSAKA (Free oneman)
    2012-10-28 at ESAKA MUSE
    2012-10-31 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO-K4
    2012-11-20 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) AVALON (Twoman)
    2012-11-23 at 札幌 (Sapporo) KRAPS HALL (Guest)

    LIN release ONEMAN lives 「The Psalms and Lamentations」

    2012-12-01 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) ACB HALL
    2012-12-01 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) ACB HALL

    LIN
    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

    LIN
    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~

    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.

    KISAKI PROJECT feat. SATSUKI
    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

    13 new releases available at CDJapan


    Finally! The first full albums from Cu[be], REALies, SUZAKU, and Vior gloire are now available for preorder at CDJapan! Dali's last best album, LIN's album re-release and live DVD, and Megaromania's new singles and live DVD are available as well.

    Cu[be]
    [psycho/Ro]ckST★R
    2012-09-05 3,150 yen collection album CD

    1. タナトス THANATOS
    2. 償いは自決にて・・・ Tsugunai ha Jiketsu nite・・・
    3. 256錠と後悔 256 Jou to Koukai
    4. 閃光プロローグ Senkou PROLOGUE
    5. 鬱色サヴァンと機械人形 Utsuiro SAVANT to Kikai Ningyou
    6. 断罪の雪 Danzai no Yuki
    7. Twilight ST★R
    8. Colorless Device
    9. the last wedding.
    10. ロジカルシューター LOGICAL SHOOTER
    11. split heroine days
    12. 空の記憶 Sora no Kioku

    Dali
    ダリコレ ディスク
    DALI COLLE DISC
    2012-10-10 4,200 yen collection album CD + DVD

    1. 25:54 (SE)
    2. 25:55
    3. [s]hit parade
    4. どピンクナンバー D PINK NUMBER
    5. 星屑 Hoshikuzu
    6. S.O.S
    7. 印象派ポルノ Inshouha PORNO
    8. H.N[迷子] H.N[maigo]
    9. イタミワケ ITAMI WAKE
    10. Heroine
    11. a habit
    12. -
    13. アンプレザント リハビリテーション UNPLEASANT REHABILITATION
    14. りゅうせいこうば Ryuusei Kouba
    15. スロウメロウ SLOW MELLOW

    1. Placebo
    2. ant gallery
    3. sunny
    4. [s]hit parade
    5. 星屑 Hoshikuzu
    6. イタミワケ ITAMI WAKE
    7. 印象派ポルノ Inshouha PORNO
    8. downer
    9. ヨルノハテ YORU NO HATE
    10. マイン MINE

    LIN
    AWAKING FROM -INDEPENDENT “MAZE”-
    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

    LIN
    VALUE-EXCLAIM -FILM-
    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
    10. DRUM SOLO
    11. As If Forever Exists.
    12. Deep Labyrinth
    13. Feeling Universe
    14. Royal Blood
    15. Insane flashback show
    16. Call Back
    17. Rin
    18. FREEDOM
    19. Foolish

    Megaromania
    Propaganda TYPE:A
    Propaganda -PROPAGANDA-
    2012-10-17 3,150 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

    1. Propaganda
    2. Necrophilia

    1. Propaganda (PROMOTION CLIP)
    2. 「European tour 2012」 ドキュメント前編 「European tour2012」 DOCUMENT Zenpen

    Megaromania
    Propaganda -プロパガンダ- type B
    Propaganda -PROPAGANDA-
    2012-10-17 1,890 yen maxi-single CD

    1. Propaganda
    2. Demonic Mephist
    3. God of Megaromania-純血ノ刻印‐ (BONUS TRACK) God of Megaromania-Junketsu no Kokuin- (BONUS TRACK)

    Megaromania
    The Vision of Engraving -2012.7.29 SHIBUYA CLUB QUATTRO-
    2012-11-14 5,040 yen live recording DVD

    1. a prelude to Glint
    2. Crimson
    3. Heretical Voice
    4. APOCALYPSE
    5. Cynthia
    6. Spell of Mystery-幻色螺旋- Spell of Mystery-Geniro Rasen-
    7. Wail of crested
    8. with Sympathizer
    9. Silvery Divorce
    10. Tragedy
    11. Deus
    12. Absolute obedience
    13. Cardinal Sin
    14. THE END OF VENGEANCE
    15. Rain fall in solitude
    16. Ideal future
    17. Oath-cross of eternity-
    18. Sabbath
    19. AURORA-destinies of world-

    Megaromania
    Heaven's Novel -ヘヴェンズノベル- TYPE:A
    Heaven's Novel -HEAVEN'S NOVEL-
    2012-12-12 3,150 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

    1. Heaven's Novel
    2. Lily-幻想に覆われる空と天空の華- Lily-Gensou ni Oowareru Sora to Tenkuu no Hana-

    1. Heaven's Novel (PV)
    2. 「Europe tour 2012」 ドキュメント後編 「Europe tour 2012」 DOCUMENT Kouhen

    Megaromania
    Heaven's Novel -ヘヴェンズノベル- TYPE:B
    Heaven's Novel -HEAVEN'S NOVEL-
    2012-12-12 1,890 yen maxi-single CD

    1. Heaven's Novel
    2. Holy Scars
    3. Reincarnation -輪廻季想- *(Re:birth of creation) Reincarnation -Rinne Kisou- *(Re:birth of creation)

    Buy at CDJapan

    REALies
    LEVEL. TYPE:A
    2012-10-03 5,250 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

    1. Lv.
    2. 衝動 Shoudou
    3. NEXT⇒
    4. As'ever
    5. CHANGE!
    6. Plug[I]n
    7. ability Aggregate
    8. 180
    9. 星の降る街 Hoshi no Furu Machi
    10. NuAGE

    1. NuAGE
    2. D.O.P.E
    3. 曖昧カテゴライズ Aimai CATEGORIZE
    4. 色彩Polaroid. Shikisai Polaroid.
    5. Plug[I]n
    6. SKY AROUND
    7. 浮遊グラフィック Fuyuu GRAPHIC
    8. CHANGE!
    9. LaST A GaINST
    10. NEXT⇒

    Buy at CDJapan

    REALies
    LEVEL. TYPE:B
    2012-10-03 3,150 yen maxi-single CD

    1. Lv.
    2. 衝動 Shoudou
    3. NEXT⇒
    4. As'ever
    5. CHANGE!
    6. Plug[I]n
    7. ability Aggregate
    8. sweet/rouge (BONUS TRACK)
    9. 180
    10. 星の降る街 Hoshi no Furu Machi
    11. NuAGE

    SUZAKU
    絶彩執
    Zessaishuu
    2012-09-26 3,990 yen album CD + DVD

    1. 人間失格 -SE- Ningenshikkaku -SE-
    2. 曲ガル睡蓮`駆ケル[11ul] Magaru Suiren ` Kakeru [11ul]
    3. テオナナカトル TEONANACATL
    4. 腐れ恋 Kusarekoi
    5. 桜歌乱舞 Oukaranbu
    6. 大義乃桜 Taigi no Sakura
    7. Go
    8. 妙楽ノイド -class C- Taeranoid -class C-
    9. 舌禍粧 Zekkashou
    10. 『 』曰わく、 『』 Iwaku、

    1. 腐れ恋 (PV) Kusarekoi (PV)

    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
    3. DEATH PARADE
    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
    9. DEAD the CREATOR
    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

    SUZAKU album privileges


    SUZAKU has revealed the privileges for purchasing their full album at various stores. May the list below guide your purchase~

    • UNDER CODE PRODUCTION OFFICIAL WEB SHOP From the member of your choice: a message DVD recorded just for you + signed cheki
    • PureSound Live DVD (probably 1 song)
    • Like an Edison comment DVD + song explanation comment CD
    • little HEARTS. comment DVD + photoset
    • Brand X comment DVD + artist photocard set
    • fiveStars comment DVD
    • CROSS CAT photoset
    • Jishuban Club comment DVD + photoset
    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
    REALies album privileges


    As you know, REALies will release their first full album this October. For those of you planning to buy it, check out the list below―the band has revealed what each store will give as a privilege for buying the album!

    • UNDER CODE PRODUCTION OFFICIAL WEB SHOP [TYPE A+B] Message DVD just to you + signed cheki of member of your choice
    • Like an Edison [TYPE A] Song explanation comment CD + photoset
      [TYPE B] Comment DVD + group photo
    • Jishuban Club
    • [TYPE A] Comment DVD (A) + photoset + logo sticker
      [TYPE B] Comment DVD (B) + group photo + logo sticker
    • Brand X [TYPE A] Comment DVD + REALadio CD (Type-A ver.) + photoset cards
      [TYPE B] REALadio CD (Type-B ver.) + group photo card
    • PureSound [TYPE A] Signed photoset
      [TYPE B] Group photo
    • little HEARTS. Sendai [TYPE A] Comment DVD + photoset + group photo
      [TYPE B] Comment DVD + group photo
    • little HEARTS. Shinjuku [TYPE A] Comment DVD + photoset + group photo
      [TYPE B] Comment DVD + group photo
    • SKULL ROSE [TYPE A] Comment DVD
      [TYPE B] Photoset
    • Five stars NAGOYA [TYPE A] Group and 1 member (random) individual comment SPECIAL DVD + photoset
      [TYPE B] Group and 1 member (random) individual comment SPECIAL DVD + group photo
    • CROSS CAT
    • [TYPE A] Comment DVD + group photo
      [TYPE B] Photoset

    Buy at CDJapan

    REALies
    LEVEL. TYPE:A
    2012-10-03 5,250 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

    1. Lv.
    2. 衝動 Shoudou
    3. NEXT⇒
    4. As'ever
    5. CHANGE!
    6. Plug[I]n
    7. ability Aggregate
    8. 180
    9. 星の降る街 Hoshi no Furu Machi
    10. NuAGE

    1. NuAGE
    2. D.O.P.E
    3. 曖昧カテゴライズ Aimai CATEGORIZE
    4. 色彩Polaroid. Shikisai Polaroid.
    5. Plug[I]n
    6. SKY AROUND
    7. 浮遊グラフィック Fuyuu GRAPHIC
    8. CHANGE!
    9. LaST A GaINST
    10. NEXT⇒

    Buy at CDJapan

    REALies
    LEVEL. TYPE:B
    2012-10-03 3,150 yen maxi-single CD

    1. Lv.
    2. 衝動 Shoudou
    3. NEXT⇒
    4. As'ever
    5. CHANGE!
    6. Plug[I]n
    7. ability Aggregate
    8. sweet/rouge (BONUS TRACK)
    9. 180
    10. 星の降る街 Hoshi no Furu Machi
    11. NuAGE

    Dali's important announcement... disbandment


    Dali held their sponsored event today, at which they finally made their important announcement: Dali will disband.

    Before disbanding, they'll release a best album, embark on their last event tour, and then hold a last oneman tour. No specific date has been marked as their disbandment day―I assume it's November 25th, the last day of their oneman tour, but it could also be at a later, TBA, date.

    As for the best album, it features a new SE, but is otherwise comprised of previously-released tracks, with no changes. It does, however, contain a few songs which some fans might not have heard before: 25:55 (web shop limited), D PINK NUMBER (live limited remake of standard pink number), and Ryuusei Kouba (live limited). Similarly, all PVs on the DVD are previously-released as well. Full info is below.

    Dali
    ダリコレ ディスク
    DALI COLLE DISC
    2012-10-10 4,200 yen collection album CD + DVD

    1. 25:54 (SE)
    2. 25:55
    3. [s]hit parade
    4. どピンクナンバー D PINK NUMBER
    5. 星屑 Hoshikuzu
    6. S.O.S
    7. 印象派ポルノ Inshouha PORNO
    8. H.N[迷子] H.N[maigo]
    9. イタミワケ ITAMI WAKE
    10. Heroine
    11. a habit
    12. -
    13. アンプレザント リハビリテーション UNPLEASANT REHABILITATION
    14. りゅうせいこうば Ryuusei Kouba
    15. スロウメロウ SLOW MELLOW

    1. Placebo
    2. ant gallery
    3. sunny
    4. [s]hit parade
    5. 星屑 Hoshikuzu
    6. イタミワケ ITAMI WAKE
    7. 印象派ポルノ Inshouha PORNO
    8. downer
    9. ヨルノハテ YORU NO HATE
    10. マイン MINE


    Dali last event tour イエスタデイワンスツア (YESTERDAY ONCE TOUR)
    2012-08-14 at 埼玉会館ホール (Saitama Kaikan HALL)
    2012-08-17 at SHIBUYA-REX
    2012-08-23 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
    2012-08-30 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
    2012-08-31 at 梅田 (Umeda) SHANGRILA
    2012-09-10 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) soma
    2012-09-11 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) soma
    2012-10-06 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER
    2012-10-10 at OSAKA RUIDO
    2012-10-16 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO-K4
    2012-10-17 at 仙台 (Sendai) BIRDLAND
    2012-10-18 at 新潟 (Niigata) GOLDEN PIGS-BLACK STAGE-
    2012-10-19 at 金沢 (Kanazawa) VAN VAN V4
    2012-10-21 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
    2012-10-23 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ
    2012-10-25 at 博多 (Hakata) DRUM SON
    2012-10-27 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
    2012-10-28 at ESAKA MUSE
    2012-10-31 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO-K4
    2012-11-09 at ESAKA MUSE
    2012-11-10 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) CLUB 3STAR IMAIKE
    2012-11-12 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO-K3


    Dali LAST ONEMAN TOUR おなじいろのえのぐばかりつかうなくすぼくのアート (Onajiiro no Enogu Bakari Tsukau Nakusu Boku no ART)

    2012-11-11 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER
    Dali (oneman)

    2012-11-23 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
    Dali (oneman)

    2012-11-24 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
    Dali (oneman)

    2012-11-25 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
    Dali (oneman) (disbandment?)

    A few details about Cu[be]'s collection album
    Cu[be] drummer 亜月-ATSUKI- has shared a few bits of info about his band's upcoming collection album:
    • Cu[be]'s latest flyer mistakenly states that the release date of [psycho/Ro]ckST★R is September 7th. The correct date is September 5th.
    • The deadline for the official web shop purchase privilege (a message DVD just for you and a cheki of the member of your choice) is August 25th. So hurry up if you want the official web shop privilege!
    • Cu[be] has decided on a special purchase privilege for the album. Those who purchase the album at the band's merchandise table (at live shows) will receive a “KARAOKE BATTLE DVD” and a cheki of the member of their choice.
    • All old song have [supposedly] been remastered.
    • The full tracklist of [psycho/Ro]ckST★R has been revealed! Check it out below. (The album is up at CDJapan now, and the link to that is below as well.)

    Cu[be]
    [psycho/Ro]ckST★R
    2012-09-05 3,150 yen collection album CD

    1. タナトス THANATOS
    2. 償いは自決にて・・・ Tsugunai ha Jiketsu nite・・・
    3. 256錠と後悔 256 Jou to Koukai
    4. 閃光プロローグ Senkou PROLOGUE
    5. 鬱色サヴァンと機械人形 Utsuiro SAVANT to Kikai Ningyou
    6. 断罪の雪 Danzai no Yuki
    7. Twilight ST★R
    8. Colorless Device
    9. the last wedding.
    10. ロジカルシューター LOGICAL SHOOTER
    11. split heroine days
    12. 空の記憶 Sora no Kioku

    ex-SIVA custom bass model


    ex-SIVA bassist Cell has collaborated with COMBAT GUITARS to produce his own model of bass guitar. The guitar comes in two versions, Baël and Agares, at 756,000 and 336,000 yen, respectively. As a special gift, anyone who purchases Baël will receive a full reproduction of Cell's famous mask, and anyone who purchases Agares will receive a reproduction of his hat. For specifications and ordering, please visit his page at COMBAT GUITARS.


    REALies album tracklist revealed


    REALies has just revealed the tracklist for LEVEL., their upcoming full album. Seems that we were right about the tracks we predicted would be included!

    Buy at CDJapan

    REALies
    LEVEL. TYPE:A
    2012-10-03 5,250 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

    1. Lv.
    2. 衝動 Shoudou
    3. NEXT⇒
    4. As'ever
    5. CHANGE!
    6. Plug[I]n
    7. ability Aggregate
    8. 180
    9. 星の降る街 Hoshi no Furu Machi
    10. NuAGE

    1. NuAGE
    2. D.O.P.E
    3. 曖昧カテゴライズ Aimai CATEGORIZE
    4. 色彩Polaroid. Shikisai Polaroid.
    5. Plug[I]n
    6. SKY AROUND
    7. 浮遊グラフィック Fuyuu GRAPHIC
    8. CHANGE!
    9. LaST A GaINST
    10. NEXT⇒

    Buy at CDJapan

    REALies
    LEVEL. TYPE:B
    2012-10-03 3,150 yen maxi-single CD

    1. Lv.
    2. 衝動 Shoudou
    3. NEXT⇒
    4. As'ever
    5. CHANGE!
    6. Plug[I]n
    7. ability Aggregate
    8. sweet/rouge (BONUS TRACK)
    9. 180
    10. 星の降る街 Hoshi no Furu Machi
    11. NuAGE

    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.

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

    1. Royal blood -PROMOTION CLIP-

    Megaromania announces three new releases


    At last night's tour final oneman, Megaromania announced a three month consecutive release campaign! Thanks to a flyer scan provided by Megaromania fan twitter @megaromania_st, we now have [almost*] full details. (* Since the flyer image a bit blurry, some details are unable to be read.)

    First up in October, the band will release a new concept single, Propaganda, in two types. Each copy will include an alternate jacket with a photo of one member (5 possible jackets in total, each copy contains one randomly selected). Those who buy both types from the official web shop will receive a cheki of their desired member in cosplay.

    Next, in November, the band will release a live DVD of tonight's oneman final. Those who buy both types from the official web shop will receive a message DVD from the member of their choice.

    Finally, in December, the band will release concept single Heven's Novel (SIC) in two type. Those who buy both from the official web shop will, again, receive a cosplay cheki of the member of their choice.

    Included in both singles will be an application form; those who submit at least two of those forms will receive a free SPECIAL DVD containing footage from the band's 4th anniversary secret party.

    Megaromania
    Propaganda TYPE:A
    Propaganda -PROPAGANDA-
    2012-10-17 3,150 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

    1. Propaganda
    2. Necrophilia

    1. Propaganda (PROMOTION CLIP)
    2. 「European tour 2012」 ドキュメント前編 「European tour2012」 DOCUMENT Zenpen

    Megaromania
    Propaganda -プロパガンダ- type B
    Propaganda -PROPAGANDA-
    2012-10-17 1,890 yen maxi-single CD

    1. Propaganda
    2. Demonic Mephist
    3. God of Megaromania-純血ノ刻印‐ (BONUS TRACK) God of Megaromania-Junketsu no Kokuin- (BONUS TRACK)

    Megaromania
    The Vision of Engraving -2012.7.29 SHIBUYA CLUB QUATTRO-
    2012-11-14 5,040 yen live recording DVD

    1. a prelude to Glint
    2. Crimson
    3. Heretical Voice
    4. APOCALYPSE
    5. Cynthia
    6. Spell of Mystery-幻色螺旋- Spell of Mystery-Geniro Rasen-
    7. Wail of crested
    8. with Sympathizer
    9. Silvery Divorce
    10. Tragedy
    11. Deus
    12. Absolute obedience
    13. Cardinal Sin
    14. THE END OF VENGEANCE
    15. Rain fall in solitude
    16. Ideal future
    17. Oath-cross of eternity-
    18. Sabbath
    19. AURORA-destinies of world-

    Megaromania
    Heaven's Novel -ヘヴェンズノベル- TYPE:A
    Heaven's Novel -HEAVEN'S NOVEL-
    2012-12-12 3,150 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

    1. Heaven's Novel
    2. Lily-幻想に覆われる空と天空の華- Lily-Gensou ni Oowareru Sora to Tenkuu no Hana-

    1. Heaven's Novel (PV)
    2. 「Europe tour 2012」 ドキュメント後編 「Europe tour 2012」 DOCUMENT Kouhen

    Megaromania
    Heaven's Novel -ヘヴェンズノベル- TYPE:B
    Heaven's Novel -HEAVEN'S NOVEL-
    2012-12-12 1,890 yen maxi-single CD

    1. Heaven's Novel
    2. Holy Scars
    3. Reincarnation -輪廻季想- *(Re:birth of creation) Reincarnation -Rinne Kisou- *(Re:birth of creation)

    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?

    Dali
    開封日
    Kaifuuhi
    2012-08-08 0 yen single CD

    1. 開封日 Kaifuuhi

    SUZAKU announces first full album + tour


    SUZAKU has announced their first full album! (Vior gloire did too!) The album will be released this September, in only one type(!). Interestingly, the album will include a DVD with a PV (interesting because this is usually reserved for albums with multiple types). This PV pushes the price of the album to an unusual 3,990 yen―SUZAKU always does things their own way!

    SUZAKU
    絶彩執
    Zessaishuu
    2012-09-26 3,990 yen album CD + DVD

    1. 人間失格 -SE- Ningenshikkaku -SE-
    2. 曲ガル睡蓮`駆ケル[11ul] Magaru Suiren ` Kakeru [11ul]
    3. テオナナカトル TEONANACATL
    4. 腐れ恋 Kusarekoi
    5. 桜歌乱舞 Oukaranbu
    6. 大義乃桜 Taigi no Sakura
    7. Go
    8. 妙楽ノイド -class C- Taeranoid -class C-
    9. 舌禍粧 Zekkashou
    10. 『 』曰わく、 『』 Iwaku、

    1. 腐れ恋 (PV) Kusarekoi (PV)


    SUZAKU will celebrate the release with three special lives. First, they'll hold another entry in their 朱宴 (Shuen) sponsored event series. Second, they'll embark on a four month tour. Finally, they'll hold a tour final oneman, at which they'll freely distribute an unspecified present.

    SUZAKU sponsored event series朱宴-夏殺シ- (Shuen -NatsukoroSHI-) 2012-08-24 at 大阪 (Osaka) LIVE HOUSE D'
    SUZAKU, (others TBA)


    TOUR2012 外道撲滅巡業 -荒ラシ升- (Gedou Bokumetsu Jungyou -ARASHIshou-)
    2012-08-04 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
    2012-08-10 at 大阪 (Osaka) BIG CAT
    2012-08-17 at SHIBUYA-REX
    2012-08-22 at 大阪 (Osaka) LIVE HOUSE D'
    2012-08-24 at 大阪 (Osaka) LIVE HOUSE D'
    2012-08-28 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) DUO -Music Exchange-
    2012-08-30 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
    2012-08-31 at 梅田 (Umeda) SHANGRILA
    2012-09-16 at 仙台 (Sendai) HooK
    2012-09-17 at 新潟 (Niigata) GOLDEN PIGS -BLACK STAGE-
    2012-09-29 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
    2012-09-30 at ESAKA MUSE
    2012-10-05 at SHIBUYA-REX
    2012-10-06 at 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) AREA
    2012-10-28 at ESAKA MUSE
    2012-10-30 at 川崎 (Kawasaki) CLUB CITTA'
    2012-10-31 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) RUIDO-K4
    2012-11-10 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) CLUB 3STAR IMAIKE

    TOUR FINAL ONEMAN 2012
    大朱宴 (Daishuen)
    2012-11-18 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ
    SUZAKU (oneman)
    an unspecified present will be freely distributed

    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
    3. DEATH PARADE
    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
    9. DEAD the CREATOR
    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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    News from NEXT INNOVATORS


    Last night, Cu[be], 朱 (SUZAKU), and Vior gloire held the threeman final of their monthly event series, NEXT INNOVATORS. Although we don't have specifics yet, several announcements have trickled out from the MCs during the event.
    • 朱 (SUZAKU) will release a full album!!

    • 朱 (SUZAKU) will have a sponsored event on August 24th

    • 朱 (SUZAKU) will have an event tour with a oneman tour final

    • Vior gloire will release a full album!!

    • Vior gloire will have an event tour with a oneman tour final

    • Vior gloire will debut new costumes (at their next live?)

    • The first session band played: 01. とりかぶと (Torikabuto) (VIDOLL cover)
      02. ワイセツ人形 (WAISETSU Ningyou) (VIDOLL cover)
      03. 人魚 (Ningyo) (VIDOLL cover)

    • The second session band featured: V. 樹-ituki- (SUZAKU)
      G. 鴉-karasu- (SUZAKU)
      G. 尚-nao- (Cu[be])
      B. RENA (Vior gloire)
      D. アル (ARU) (Vior gloire)
      The second session band played:
      01. [6]party (12012 cover)
      02. サイクロン (CYCLONE) (12012 cover)

    • The large session (all bands' members) played: 01. テオナナカトル (TEONANACATL) (SUZAKU cover)
    REALies announces first album!!
    REALies' fan appreciation session live

    REALies has announced their first full album, LEVEL.!!

    The album will be released on October 3rd in two types. The album will contain 10 total tracks; four of the tracks are old (“from impossible-to-get singles”), but the other six are brand new. The A type will include a live DVD with 10 tracks from the band's 2012-06-30 first anniversary oneman. The cheaper B type, on the other hand, will include a bonus track. All copies of the album will also include a trading card (randomly selected, of 6 total).

    ※ I've included speculative and unofficial tracklists. For example, the album will included 4 songs from old singles, and the band has, conveniently, only released 4 singles—so, it's 90% likely, but unconfirmed, that those title tracks will appear. Furthermore, REALies played a new song, As'ever, at their oneman; again, unconfirmed, but likely to be included. Finally, the live DVD will only include 10 tracks; I've listed the full 14 track setlist from the live at which the DVD was recorded, so we at least know which tracks are possible.

    Normally I don't like to post speculative tracklists. In this case, however, we had so many hints that I figured I might as well—besides, UNDER CODE is notorious for releasing tracklist information way too late, so who knows when we'll get it this time!

    Buy at CDJapan

    REALies
    LEVEL. TYPE:A
    2012-10-03 5,250 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

    1. Lv.
    2. 衝動 Shoudou
    3. NEXT⇒
    4. As'ever
    5. CHANGE!
    6. Plug[I]n
    7. ability Aggregate
    8. 180
    9. 星の降る街 Hoshi no Furu Machi
    10. NuAGE

    1. NuAGE
    2. D.O.P.E
    3. 曖昧カテゴライズ Aimai CATEGORIZE
    4. 色彩Polaroid. Shikisai Polaroid.
    5. Plug[I]n
    6. SKY AROUND
    7. 浮遊グラフィック Fuyuu GRAPHIC
    8. CHANGE!
    9. LaST A GaINST
    10. NEXT⇒

    Buy at CDJapan

    REALies
    LEVEL. TYPE:B
    2012-10-03 3,150 yen maxi-single CD

    1. Lv.
    2. 衝動 Shoudou
    3. NEXT⇒
    4. As'ever
    5. CHANGE!
    6. Plug[I]n
    7. ability Aggregate
    8. sweet/rouge (BONUS TRACK)
    9. 180
    10. 星の降る街 Hoshi no Furu Machi
    11. NuAGE


    Finally, the band has of course announced a tour to celebrate the release of their first full album. The LEVEL. commemoration tour will kick off in October and take the band through seven cities with seven sponsored events.
    LEVEL. commemoration sponsored event tour in 7 citiesUp To LEVEL. 2012-10-16 at 新宿 (Shinjuku RUIDO K4)
    2012-10-17 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) バードランド (BADLAND)
    2012-10-18 at 新舄 (Niigata) GOLDEN PIGS-BLACK STAGE-
    2012-10-19 at 金泽 (Kanazawa) VAN VAN V4
    2012-10-21 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
    2012-10-23 at 心斋桥 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ
    2012-10-25 at 福冈 (Fukuoka) DRUM SON


    So, are you excited? Are you planning to buy REALies' first full album?
    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:

    CindyKate
    ソウルエクスタシー
    SOUL ECSTASY
    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!

    Dali
    25:55
    2012-01-11 1,000 yen single CD

    1. 25:55

    Megaromania
    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

    REALies
    Plug[I]n
    2012-03-01 1,260 yen maxi-single CD

    1. Plug[I]n
    2. ハルジオン HARUJION

    SUZAKU
    「桜歌乱舞」
    「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!

    Dali
    ロッキンチェアとクリープ love
    ROCKING CHAIR to CREEP
    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

    Dali
    ロッキンチェアとクリープ hate
    ROCKING CHAIR to CREEP
    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
    CindyKate
    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:

    【Otake】
    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.

    【Sami】
    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.

    【YUUI】
    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.

    CindyKate
    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

    CindyKate
    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

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

    1. 指切り Yubikiri
    2. LOVE CHAMPIONS ROAD
    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!

    LIN
    AWAKING FROM -INDEPENDENT “MAZE”-
    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.

    LIN
    VALUE-EXCLAIM -FILM-
    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
    10. DRUM SOLO
    11. As If Forever Exists.
    12. Deep Labyrinth
    13. Feeling Universe
    14. Royal Blood
    15. Insane flashback show
    16. Call Back
    17. Rin
    18. FREEDOM
    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).

    CindyKate
    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

    CindyKate
    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

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

    1. 指切り Yubikiri
    2. LOVE CHAMPIONS ROAD
    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 weloveucp.com

    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.

    CindyKate
    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!

    CindyKate
    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-

    CindyKate
    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

    CindyKate
    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☆
    2. PIXIE DOLL

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

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

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

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

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

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




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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


    ※ Confused? (Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES is an alter-ego session band of NEGA. Their theme is a company who swindles bandgirls of money―in fact, the translated title of this release indicates that they're only releasing a CD because they went bankrupt. Of course, this is all a fun joke by the members of NEGA. Speaking of which, all four members of NEGA will appear at the event, albeit in different session bands.
    Affective Synergy PV!
    Affective Synergy is the solo project of ex-brodaiea/Synside guitarist Lin. He is the composer, guitarist, and vocalist for all songs, and released his first solo CD, Eternity Colors, last year. He recently filmed a PV for the title track and has decided to release it for free!! Check it out below. (And keep an eye out for fellow ex-Synside member kikyo!)



    What did you think? If you liked the song, consider buying his CD―it's still available at Brand X!
    [Band Profile] KAKASHI
    So, long story short, I discovered a folder of webpages that I'd saved years ago, and that inspired me to dig up a little more information about an old band called カカシ (KAKASHI).

    The reason I [and you should] care about カカシ (KAKASHI) is their band history: the guitarist was also in シュガーフォークフル (SUGAR FORKFUL) and Dali, and the vocalist was in Marvelous Maiden and has been a long time UNDER CODE PRODUCTION staff member! So as you can see, although KAKASHI was never affiliated with UCP, the members definitely have a history with the label.

    Vo. タカフミ (TAKAFUMI) / Gu. シュンサク (SHUNSAKU) / Ba. 雛 (HINA) / Dr. トヲル (TOWORU)

    • Vo. タカフミ (TAKAFUMI) BIRTHDAY 8/30 [カカシ (KAKASHI) → R.E.D → Marvelous Maiden (+ UNDER CODE PRODUCTION staff)]
    • Gu. シュンサク (SHUNSAKU) BIRTHDAY 7/29 [カカシ (KAKASHI) → シュガーフォークフル (SUGAR FORKFUL) → Dali]
    • Ba. 朝比奈 雛 (ASAHINA HINA) BIRTHDAY 11/13 [カカシ (KAKASHI) → ギル (GILL) → Villain → FOWR]
    • Dr. トヲル (TOWORU) BIRTHDAY 2/18 [カカシ (KAKASHI) → ラチ (LACHI)]

    【BIOGRAPHY】カカシ (KAKASHI) was formed in 2003 by leader シュンサク (SHUNSAKU). They held their first live on December 23rd, at which they freely distributed their first CD, 少年時代 (Shounen Jidai). (At this live, トヲル (TOWORU) served as support drummer; it wasn't until January 25th, 2004, that he officially joined the band.)
    Only three months after forming, the band seemed to be gaining momentum: on 2004-03-15 they freely distributed a second press of 少年時代 (Shounen Jidai), and on 2004-03-28 they held their first oneman live. However, on May 21st of that year, they announced that they would soon disband.

    The band's first live in 2004 was held on 2004-01-25, and トヲル (TOWORU) officially joined the band at this live. On 2004-03-15, the band freely distributed a second press of 少年時代 (Shounen Jidai). Later that month, on 2004-03-28, the band held their first oneman live. However, on 2004-05-21, the band announced that they would soon disband.

    On June 13th, 2004, カカシ (KAKASHI) participated in the omnibus release BAD FLOWER. However, on July 10th, the band held its final live at 神戸 (Kobe) MerseyBeat and disbanded. At that live, the band sold its final release, a mini-album called 我愁 (我愁). (The full tracklisting of that release is unknown, but it is known to have contained the songs 沈丁花 (Shinchouge) and 風切羽 (Kazakiribane).)

    Immediately after カカシ (KAKASHI) disbanded, guitarist シュンサク (SHUNSAKU) joined the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION band シュガーフォークフル (SUGAR FORKFUL), and would later work his way to Dali (although he left that band in its infancy, and has not worked since). Vocalist タカフミ (TAKAFUMI) eventually formed the band Marvelous Maiden, but is more known for being the head staff at UNDER CODE PRODUCTION. Bassist 雛 (HINA) joined a few small bands, the most recent being ex-MIRAGE band FOWR. Finally, drummer トヲル (TOWORU) has been fairly inactive, except for a short stint in a band called ラチ (LACHI).


    【LIVE HISTORY】
    • 2003-12-23 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) DROP BAD FLOWER
    • 2004-01-25 at 神戸 (Kobe) MerseyBeat 夢幻の宴 (Mugen no Utage)
    • 2004-03-15 at 西九条 (Nijikujoueki) BRAND NEW   01. 蝉 (Semi)
        02. 沈丁花 (Shinchouge)
        03. 失恋 (Shitsuren)
        04. 少年時代 (Shounen Jidai)
        05. 憂鬱空と桟橋と (Yuuutsu Sora to Sanbashi to)
    • 2004-03-28 at 難波 (Nanba) ROCKETS 郷愁少年隊難波単独興行 (Kyoushuu Shounentai Nanba Tandoku Kougyou)
        01. 憂鬱空と桟橋と (Yuuutsu Sora to Sanbashi to)
        02. 少年時代 (Shounen Jidai)
        03. 失恋 (Shitsuren)
        04. 沈丁花 (Shinchouge)
        05. 蝉 (Semi)
        06. わかれうた (Wakare Uta) by 雛&シュンサク (Hina & SHUNSAKU)
        07. 秒「」深 (Byou「」Shin) (DIR EN GREY cover)
        08. 赤紙 (Akagami)
        09. 顔の無い蝶 (Kao nonai Chou)
        10. 風切羽 (Kazakiribane)
        11. 憂鬱空と桟橋と (Yuuutsu Sora to Sanbashi to)
        EN 01. 少年時代 (Shounen Jidai)
    • 2004-04-03 at 神戸 (Kobe) MerseyBeat
    • 2004-04-23 at 姫路 (Himeji) BETA
    • 2004-05-01 at 神戸 (Kobe) MerseyBeat   -SE-
        01. 赤紙 (Akagami)
        02. 沈丁花 (Shinchouge)
        -MC-
        03. 失恋 (Shitsuren)
        04. 風切羽 (Kazakiribane)
        05. 蝉 (Semi)
    • 2004-05-21 at 西九条 (Nijikujoueki) BRAND NEW
    • 2004-06-13 at 北堀江 (Kitahorie) club vision
    • 2004-06-30 at 西九条 (Nijikujoueki) BRAND NEW
    • 2004-07-10 at 神戸 (Kobe) MerseyBeat

    Well, that's all the information I have! I hope you enjoyed this random post about an old band.
    UCP Official Webshop Updates
    So, recently, the webshop has a lot of updates, principally covers and tracklists, let's sum up all of these!

    1 - REALies
    Not really news, but there is no blog entry for that so, here are the details of REALies 1st mini album, to the REAL.
    Buy at CDJapan

    REALies
    to the REAL TYPE:A
    2012-05-02 3,150 yen mini-album CD + DVD

    1. Is this REAL
    2. PHASE
    3. SKY AROUND
    4. 浮遊グラフィック Fuyuu GRAPHIC
    5. BURN
    6. LaST A GaINST

    1. LaST A GaINST (PV)

    Buy at CDJapan

    REALies
    to the REAL TYPE:B
    2012-05-02 2,625 yen mini-album CD

    1. Is this REAL
    2. PHASE
    3. SKY AROUND
    4. 浮遊グラフィック Fuyuu GRAPHIC
    5. 色彩Polaroid. Shikisai Polaroid.
    6. BURN
    7. LaST AGaINST


    2 - FUTURISM・BOYZ

    FUTURISM・BOYZ
    自分病
    Jibunbyou
    2012-04-18 1,680 yen maxi-single CD

    1. 自分病 Jibunbyou
    2. 風速54.0 Fuusoku 54.0
    3. What's up?

    Also, for those who orderer both types of New Period, UCP has FINALLY sent the DVD with the 生きるとは闘いであれ(Ikiru toha Tatakai de Are)'s PV!

    3 - 朱 (SUZAKU)

    SUZAKU
    「桜歌乱舞」
    「Ouka Ranbu」
    2012-03-01 1,050 yen single CD

    1. 桜歌乱舞 Ouka Ranbu


    4 - 朱 (SUZAKU) / Cu[be] / Vior Gloire

    (omnibus)
    NEXT INNOVATORS
    2012-04-11 1,680 yen omnibus album CD

    1. 妙楽ノイド-class C- MyourakuNOID-class C-
    2. split heroine days
    3. AGITATOR


    All of those are up at CD JAPAN, so buy them!
    Megaromania “Artistical Glint” sampler
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    Megaromania: Artistical Glint's covers.
    The official UNDER CODE web shop was updated with the colorful covers of Megaromania upcoming album, Artistical Glint

    Type A


    Type B



    What do you think? I like them!
    Unfortunately, still nothing about the tracklist...
    FUTURISM・BOYZ power push


    FUTURISM・BOYZ has been featured in the FOOL'S MATE × VISUNAVI power push series. What does that mean for us? Samples of their upcoming single!! And a very special video of a day in the life of the F・BOYZ.

    ( View the rest of this entry )

    What do you think about the samples? If you liked them, don't forget to buy the new single, Jibunbyou, which will be released on April 18th. It's available at CDJapan now!

    FUTURISM・BOYZ
    自分病
    Jibunbyou
    2012-04-18 1,680 yen maxi-single CD

    1. 自分病 Jibunbyou
    2. 風速54.0 Fuusoku 54.0
    3. What's up?

    Cu[be] to release “complete album”
    If you follow the WE LOVE UNDER twitter, you saw earlier this month that KISAKI mentioned Cu[be] releasing an album. The album has finally been announced, and as some of us suspected, it's a best album!

    Cu[be]'s album is called [psycho/Ro]ckST★R and will be released in September. As expected, it contains all songs from both of the band's singles. However, it also contains all songs from the band's first mini-album, which was released before they joined UNDER CODE (and will no longer be sold after this month)! Furthermore, the album contains the band's rare distributed song LOGICAL SHOOTER, a new song called Split heroine days (probably their track on the NEXT INNOVATORS omnibus), and a second new song to be announced. All of this costs 3,150 yen.

    Cu[be]
    [psycho/Ro]ckST★R
    2012-09-05 3,150 yen collection album CD

    1. タナトス THANATOS
    2. 償いは自決にて・・・ Tsugunai ha Jiketsu nite・・・
    3. 256錠と後悔 256 Jou to Koukai
    4. 閃光プロローグ Senkou PROLOGUE
    5. 鬱色サヴァンと機械人形 Utsuiro SAVANT to Kikai Ningyou
    6. 断罪の雪 Danzai no Yuki
    7. Twilight ST★R
    8. Colorless Device
    9. the last wedding.
    10. ロジカルシューター LOGICAL SHOOTER
    11. split heroine days
    12. 空の記憶 Sora no Kioku


    What do you think about this? Are you planning to buy it?
    DAS:VASSER's new release


    DAS:VASSER has just announced details of their first release during their limited revival year! As I suspected, it contains some old tracks—but as I didn't suspect, it's all old tracks!

    DAS:VASSER will release their compilation “worst album”, 真実ノ「影」 (Shinjitsu no 「Kage」), on April 4th through ELE-Music (HIDEAKI's record label). The worst album will contain six of the band's legendarily crazy songs for 2,625 yen.

    DAS:VASSER
    真実ノ「影」
    Shinjitsu no 「Kage」
    2012-04-04 2,625 yen maxi-single CD

    1. Attempt Suicide
    2. 羞恥奴隷 Shuuchi Dorei
    3. Death Mother Love
    4. 夢又夢... Yume mata Yume...
    5. 青イ...「MASK」 Aoi...「MASK」
    6. 狂気殺人 Kyouki Satsujin


    Exciting, isn't it? I'm definitely going to buy it if I'm able!
    DAS:VASSER


    Do you know DAS:VASSER? They are a legendary visual kei band from the 90s and 2000s. Along with Madeth gray'll, they were the top band at Matina!!

    2012 marks their 15th anniversary, and so core members KYOHEI (vocalist, who is also in visual punk band NUMBER MOUSE) and HIDEAKI (bassist, who now has his own record label, ELE-Music, which famously hosted Ru:natic and Vallquar) decided to revive the band for a limited period of 1 year. They've already done photography with new costumes, and they look amazing!

    DAS:VASSER vocalist KYOHEI
    vocalist KYOHEI
    DAS:VASSER bassist HIDEAKI
    bassist HIDEAKI

    DAS:VASSER plans to release a new album this year, but in the mean time you can buy a digital copy of their last mini-album (released independently) through Amazon for $5 USD! (I also highly recommend their last Matina mini-album, シンクロ (SYNCHRO), although that has to be purchased elsewhere.)


    And here are some links before I go:
    DAS:VASSER OHP
    KYOHEI at twitter
    HIDEAKI at twitter
    CindyKate's new single
    シンディケイト (CindyKate) have announced the release of a new single! It's called デコトラの星☆ (DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆)—apparently DEKOTORA stands for “decorated truck” (why would the Japanese have a common term for this?)—and will be released on May 9th, in three types.

    All three types will feature the same title track but a different bonus track. Anyone who buys all three types from the official web shop will receive a one-of-a-kind personalized comment DVD. Like the band's last release, this one will have a special shop campaign, where buying the release at specific shops will get you a different privilege video. In this case, there are four videos in total, each produced by a different member of the band—the specific stores have not yet been announced.

    シンディケイト (CindyKate) -
    デコトラの星☆ TYPE A (DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆)
    2012-05-09; 1,260 yen; maxi-single CD; limited press
    01. デコトラの星☆ (DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆)
    02. HEA・VEN・LY-OnceMoreAgain- (bonus track)

    デコトラの星☆ TYPE B (DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆)
    2012-05-09; 1,260 yen; maxi-single CD; limited press
    01. デコトラの星☆ (DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆)
    02. 毒キノコ (Dokukinoko) (bonus track)

    デコトラの星☆ TYPE C (DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆)
    2012-05-09; 1,260 yen; maxi-single CD; limited press
    01. デコトラの星☆ (DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆)
    02. PIXIE DOLL (bonus track)

    [Archived] NEGA's album VANITAS
    Hello everyone~

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

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

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

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

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

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

    [also posted at weloveucp.com]

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

    NEGA 2nd full album VANITAS


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

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


    REALies important announcement...


    As mentioned long ago, REALies had an important announcement to make at their twoman this morning... They'll release their first mini-album!!

    REALies' mini-album is called to the REAL and will be released on 2012-05-02 in two types. The A type will include a PV while the B type will include a bonus track. Those who buy both types from the official web shop will receive a one-of-a-kind message DVD as well as a signed cheki.

    To support the release, REALies will embark on a 9 city tour called -2012- the REAL [9] AROUND. The tour will start with a oneman live, REAL [A] GaINST, and will end with a three day tour final of sponsored events. Finally, the band will hold a two day oneman live, NuWAVE ROCK SHOW ~THE ЯEVERSE~, to celebrate their one year anniversary.

    So much success already! Go REALies!

    REALies release celebration 9 city tour -12012- the REAL [9] AROUND
    REAL [A] GaINST
    2012-04-24 at 大阪アメリカ村 (Osaka AMERICA Mura) CLAPPER
    REALies (oneman)

    -12012- the REAL [9] AROUND
    2012-04-28 at ESAKA MUSE
    2012-05-02 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
    2012-05-04 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
    2012-05-05 at ESAKA MUSE
    2012-05-08 at 仙台 (Sendai) darwin
    2012-05-10 at 新潟 (Niigata) GOLDEN PIGS BLACK STAGE
    2012-05-11 at 金沢 (Kanazawa) AZ
    2012-05-15 at OSAKA MUSE
    2012-05-17 at 福岡 (Fukuoka) DRUM Be-1
    2012-05-19 at 高松 (Takamatsu) DIME
    2012-05-20 at 岡山 (Okayama) IMAGE
    2012-05-25 at 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) AREA

    -2012- the REAL [9] AROUND
    ~FINAL 3DAYS~
    REALive Vol.6
    2012-06-08 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FAN-J twice

    -2012- the REAL [9] AROUND
    ~FINAL 3DAYS~
    REALive Vol.7
    2012-06-09 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA

    -2012- the REAL [9] AROUND
    ~FINAL 3DAYS~
    REALive Vol.8
    2012-06-10 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) RUIDO-K3


    REALies one year anniversary commemoration onemanREALies 1st ANNIVERSARY -NuWAVE ROCK SHOW- ~THE ЯEVERSE~ 2012-06-30 at OSAKA RUIDO
    2012-07-08 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER

    REALies previews and new look
    REALies have revealed a new promotional photo (same costumes as NEXT⇒, but with a different backdrop). And more importantly, they've uploaded samples of Plug[I]n and HALJION from their upcoming limited single.

    ⇒ Check out the new look and samples here!

    What do you think? I'm really liking Plug[I]n so far!

    REALies
    Plug[I]n
    2012-03-01 1,260 yen maxi-single CD

    1. Plug[I]n
    2. ハルジオン HARUJION

    Change in KISAKI PROJECT privilege
    UNDER CODE has announced that the privilege for buying KISAKI PROJECT's new single, Sou ~Twinkle Vitality~, from the official web shop has changed.

    Those who buy the single from the official web shop will still receive an instrumental + live footage data disc. But as a special Valentine's Day present, those who purchase from the shop will also receive a bonus 8 page booklet signed by KISAKI!! This bonus privilege, however, is limited to 100 copies.

    By the way, more info about the data disc was also revealed: it will contain an MP3 of the instrumental version of Kagen, and an mp4 video of the band's live performance of Wasurenagusa from their 2012-01-30 live.

    KISAKI PROJECT feat. SATSUKI
    想 ~Twinkle Vitality~
    Sou ~Twinkle Vitality~
    2012-02-15 3,150 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

    1. Sou
    2. 勿忘草 Wasurenagusa
    3. 華呟 Kagen

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

    KISAKI PROJECT feat. SATSUKI
    「想」 SPECIAL DATA DISC
    「Sou」 SPECIAL DATA DISC
    2012-02-17 0 yen maxi-single CD + DVD

    1. 華眩 -instrumental- Kagen -instrumental-
    2. 勿忘草 Wasurenagusa

    New release and photo from FUTURISM・BOYZ


    FUTURISM・BOYZ have revealed a new look and a new release along with it!

    The new release is a maxi-single called 自分病 (Jibunbyou) and it will be released in April in one type. The official web shop privilege, along with a slightly earlier ship date, is a special DVD and signed cheki of the member of your choice. And of course, the band will embark on the 自分病ツアー (Jibunbyou TOUR) from March 21st through June 10th.

    FUTURISM・BOYZ
    自分病
    Jibunbyou
    2012-04-18 1,680 yen maxi-single CD

    1. 自分病 Jibunbyou
    2. 風速54.0 Fuusoku 54.0
    3. What's up?


    Are you looking forward to this release?
    [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).

    (SUZAKU) -
    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)


    cross-posted at weloveucp.com

    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).

    SUZAKU
    「桜歌乱舞」
    「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 -
    Plug[I]n
    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)
    • CHANGE!
    • 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

    hannah full album details
    Back in September, I mentioned that Livqueur Records band hannah would be releasing a full album. At the time, the album was called Aquarium-切望涙色- (Aquarium-Setsubou Namidairo-), but the band decided on a change of direction, and have change the title accordingly.

    The album is now called Metholoism-切望- (Setsubou) and will be released on April 11th, 2012. The price is 2,520 yen, and the album will include 4 old songs, 2 self covers of カレン (KALEN) songs, and 2(?) new songs, “Heart of Gold” and “SLEAZOID SORROW”. (“SLEAZOID SORROW” isn't listed as a new song, but I've never heard of it...)

    Those who purchase the album from Livqueur's official web shop will receive a signed photo.

    hannah -
    Metholoism-切望- (Setsubou)
    2012-04-11; 2,520 yen; full album CD; Livqueur Records
    ※ Livqueur official web shop privilege: signed photo
    01. Heart of Gold (new song)
    02. ダスティーミラー (DUSTY MIRROR) (KALEN cover)
    03. 枯詩 (Kashi) (from “water -Miyuu-”)
    04. invisible lover (from “Ikirutame no KAKERA・・・”)
    05. 瑠璃色の泪 (Ruriiro no Namida) (from “water -Miyuu-”)
    06. SLEAZOID SORROW (new song?)
    07. 胡蝶の記憶 (Kochou no Kioku) (from “Ikirutame no KAKERA・・・”)
    08. ファレノプシス (PHALAENOPSIS) (KALEN cover)


    Relation to UNDER CODE: Livqueur Records is the record label of ex-カレン (KALEN) bassist Takaya. hannah is the project of Takaya and ex-カレン (KALEN) vocalist 直 (Nao). The recording members for this release include ex-カレン (KALEN) guitarist 雪希 (Setsuki), KISAKI PROJECT guitarist Toshihiro, and ex-Phantasmagoria drummer 纏 (Matoi).
    [Archived] KISAKI PROJECT new release
    Ok, so this isn't official yet, hence the member-locked post.

    But anyway, KISAKI posted some photos recently, and, although they're tiny as usual, they've revealed KISAKI PROJECT's next plans a little early. First, the evidence in question: exhibit A and exhibit B.
    ---

    From the first photo, we can see that KISAKI PROJECT did some new photography (SATSUKI previously didn't wear lipstick), so that's cool. The bit of text we can see announces a new release: the vertical line is likely part of 「 (quotation mark), and below that is CD, below that is the Japanese phrase for tracklisting, and below that is LIVE. So my guess is that at least one type (if there are multiples) contains a live DVD.

    Things I can't make out: below the word LIVE, there's “《Bass&”, but I can't think of any meaning for that. Bass and vocals rerecorded -versions? Also, at the bottom, we also see the word KISAKI and the forehead of some guy.

    ---

    The second photo is a shot of the same flyer, but in the design stages. This one is tiny and so a lot harder to work with. However, we can see that the release is titled in the form 「X -yyyy yyyyyy」 (I can't make out any characters beyond that). We can also see that it will be released on 2012-02-13!

    Now, you might notice that there are two smaller blocks of text below the main one. In UNDER CODE's flyer style, this usually indicates more releases, advertisements for old releases, or celebration lives. Or the blocks might also be explanations of multiple types. But I can't say for sure—any clues/ideas?

    Finally, the lower half of the flyer appears to be an advertisement for a live; we see that “KISAKI PROJECT (japanese)” band that was hinted at in the first picture, and, at the very bottom, we see Ikebukuro CYBER. So definitely a live; looks like a two day sponsored event, in my opinion. Finally, keeping in mind that the bottom half of the flyer is for a live, I looked back at the first picture and I'm now thinking that “forehead guy” is HIDEAKI of DAS:VASSER (check the latest photo of them).

    ---

    So! Total results: new release on February 13th, may or may not have multiple types, but one of them probably has a live DVD attached (or live recordings?). Furthermore, a new event, possibly two days, but at least featuring DAS:VASSER. Maybe.

    Any other clues that you've noticed? Thoughts?
    [Archived] Kaiki!! Doubutsu AGITATOR single details
    The tracklisting for the new single from 怪奇!!動物アジテーター (Kaiki!! Doubutsu AGITATOR) has been revealed.

    怪奇!!動物アジテーター (Kaiki!! Doubutsu AGITATOR)
    地球爆破計画 (Chikyuu Bakuha Keikaku)
    2011-12-31; 2,625 yen; single CD + PV DVD; UCCD-307
    published and manufactured by UNDER CODE
    official web shop privilege: signed post card, December 25th delivery
    CD 01. 地球爆破作戦 (Chikyuu Bakuha Sakusen)
    CD 02. 動物万歳・人間は糞 (Doubutsu Banzai ・ Ningen wa Kuso)
    CD 03. ドルゲウイルス召し上がれ (DOLGE VIRUS Meshi Agare)
    CD 04. 怪奇!!皆殺しのメドレー(REMIX) (Kaiki!! Minagoroshi no MEDLEY (REMIX)) (bonus track)
    DVD 01. 地球爆破計画 (Chikyuu Bakuha Keikaku) (PV)


    [Archived] The terrorist aliens are back...
    UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced that it will produce and publish a new release from the legendary band 怪奇!!動物アジテーター (Kaiki!! Doubutsu AGITATOR).


    Who's that? Kaiki!! Doubutsu AGITATOR is a unit that was formed by KENZI (∀NTI FEMINISM, THE DEAD P☆P STARS, president of Anarchist Records) and the CRAZY-SKB (QP-CRAZY, president of 殺害塩化ビニール (Satsugai Enka VINYL)) in 2000. They're the most talented, genius agents of evil from outerspace. Back in 2000, they traveled over 10,000 light years to reach Earth, where the planned to destroy all humans by releasing a dolge virus, with long term plans for killing all life on earth.

    Now, ten years later, they're back, and have forced the god of the visual world to sign a hasty agreement to release their music. Their new release is called (translated) “plan to blow up the world,” so it seems that they haven't given up on their dreams!

    怪奇!!動物アジテーター (Kaiki!! Doubutsu AGITATOR)
    地球爆破計画 (Chikyuu Bakuha Keikaku)
    2011-12-31; 2,625 yen; single CD + PV DVD
    published and manufactured by UNDER CODE
    official web shop privilege: signed post card, December 25th delivery
    CD 01. (unannounced song)
    CD 02. (unannounced song)
    CD 03. (unannounced song)
    CD 04. (unannounced song) (bonus track)
    DVD 01. 地球爆破計画 (Chikyuu Bakuha Keikaku) (PV)

    ---

    I absolutely love it when UNDER CODE helps old bands revive. It's so cool and really shows how much KISAKI respects the visual kei scene. But I have to admit: this is the first time that I've never even heard of the band |D But KENZI and the CRAZY-SKB; that's almost all I need to know.

    Any of you know this band? Excited? Or at least intrigued by their story and picture? (Or by the fact that they apparently freely distributed packets of worms at a live?)

    [Archived] Lin oneman DVD re-announced
    凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) has finally re-announced a live DVD containing footage from their first oneman live, an epidemic of “OVERTURE”. (Remember, that's the live that was originally held on June 18th, but was cancelled after 5 minutes due to a pyrotechnic malfunction—it was then postponed to August 7th.)

    The DVD was actually announced way back in June, but the release date of September came and went with no updates ( and I thought it had been canceled!). Well, it seems that they were taking that time to upgrade a few things!

    The DVD will still cost only 4,830 yen, but it will now include a beautiful jacket and a signed trading card (of 5 total). Furthermore, in addition to live footage, the DVD will also include offshot footage and the band's complete PV collection. But there's even more: the first 500 people who buy the release will receive a bonus DVD which will include footage of the infamous 5 minute show from June 18th (as well as an offshot from the same day)! However, the DVD can only be purchased through the official web shop or at lives, so plan ahead!

    凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) -
    an epidemic of “OVERTURE” -2011.8.07 OSAKA BIG CAT-
    2011-12-25; 4,830 yen; live + offshot + PV DVD; complete limited pressing
    official web shop and live limited
    includes 1 of 5 random signed trading cards
    includes PV collection (first press only)
    official web shop privilege: 5 minute live + offshot DVD
    01. 凛 (Rin)
    02. Feeling Universe
    03. FREEDOM
    04. Fake Dance
    05. Sterilization
    06. Metamorphose
    07. GASP FOR BREATH
    08. Flowers Bloom
    09. Call Back
    10. (offshot footage)
    11. As If Forever Exists. (PV)
    12. Metamorphose (PV)
    13. Silent To My Pain (PV)
    14. Flowers Bloom (PV)

    ---

    I'm really glad that the release wasn't cancelled after all! And now it sounds a million times better, especially for that price! Any of you planning to buy it?

    [Archived] Christmas single from Megaromania
    Megaromania has debuted their new photoshoot (a re-styling of their most recent look), and they've announced a special X'mas single to go along with it! The single will be released in two types: the mail-order-limited A type, and the normal-sale common B type. Type A will include a live DVD, while type B will include a bonus track. Additionally, the first press (which I assume includes both types) will include alternate picture jackets (one for each member).

    Megaromania -
    BLESSING MYTH 通信販売限定盤 TYPE:A (Tsuushinhanbai Genteiban TYPE:A)
    2011-12-21; 5,250 yen; maxi-single CD + live DVD; UCCD-308A
    mail-order limited
    includes alternate member jacket (of 5 total)
    CD 01. BLESSING MYTH
    DVD 01. live footage from 2011-09-29 oneman tour final

    BLESSING MYTH 一般流通通常盤 TYPE:B (Ippan Ryuutsuu Tsuujouban TYPE:B)
    2011-12-21; 1,260 yen; maxi-single CD; UCCD-308B
    includes alternate member jacket (of 5 total)
    01. BLESSING MYTH
    02. Black Temptation


    The official web shop privilege, along with an early ship date of 2011-12-15, is a signed cheki from the member of your choice, plus a Christmas message DVD which features the member of your choice, in a Santa costume, giving a one-of-a-kind message just for you. (This offer only applies to preorders before November 30th—after that, the privilege is a random signed cheki only.)

    And by the way, here's their new look: official profile.

    News from Livqueur Records: hannah
    Livqueur Records is the record label of Takaya, bassist of the old UNDER CODE band カレン (KALEN). Although the label is not affiliated with UNDER CODE in an official capacity, I feel that it's worth posting about certain developments—like this one!

    ---

    If you're not familiar with them, hannah is the project of vocalist 直 (Nao) and bassist Takaya, both formerly of the UNDER CODE band カレン (KALEN). The project produces music which is similar to KISAKI PROJECT in feeling, but with the distinct flair.

    The project was active through 2007 and 2008, but then died down without officially disbanding. Takaya has continued to manage Livqueur Records, while 直 (Nao) effectively retired, and now works as a hairdresser through Livqueur parent company.

    However, it seems Nao and Takaya have decided to collaborate once again:
    hannah has announced the release of a full album!

    ---

    The album is called Aquarium-切望涙色- (Aquarium-Setsubou Namidairo-) and will feature 8 new songs. Although the release date has not been announced, the recording members have been:
    Vo. 直 (Nao) [ex-カレン (KALEN)]
    Ba. Takaya [ex-カレン (KALEN)]
    Gu. 雪希 (Setsuki) [ex-カレン (KALEN), ex-176BIZ, the Riotts.]
    Gu. Toshihiro [ex-Tinker Bell, KISAKI PROJECT]
    Dr. 纏 (Matoi) [ex-Phantasmagoria]

    So as you can see, the album may be a Livqueur Records release, but it's definitely an UNDER CODE PRODUCTION family affair! Such a great lineup!

    ---

    Livqueur Records tends to make their releases available through Amazon MP3, so I hope that's the case this time as well. I'm super excited about this album, especially since hannah has such great support musicians this time. Exciting!
    [Archived] CindyKate's new release and massive special project
    シンディケイト (CindyKate) announced a special project this morning called 広げよう!おしんこの輪プロジェクト (Hirogeyou! Oshinko no rin PROJECT). [Oshinko seems to be the name that they've given their fans.] The project is massive, with many, many parts. So pay attention!

    1. First of all, they announced a new maxi-single! It will be released in two types on 2011-11-09; type A will include the title track and a PV, while type B will include a bonus track instead. The title track is a remake of an old, pre-UCP song, by the way.

      昌代とByeBye TYPE A (Masayo to ByeBye)
      2011-11-09; 1,890 yen; maxi-single CD+DVD; complete limited pressing; UCCD-302A
      CD 01. 昌代とByeBye (Masayo to ByeBye)
      DVD 01. 昌代とByeBye (Masayo to ByeBye) (PV)


      昌代とByeBye TYPE B (Masayo to ByeBye)
      2011-11-09; 1,260 yen; maxi-single CD; complete limited pressing; UCCD-302B
      01. 昌代とByeBye (Masayo to ByeBye)
      02. 2人のブーケ (2 Hito no BOUQUET)

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    2. More importantly, they've announced a special privilege campaign for the single:
      Like an Edison, Jishuban Club, and Brand X will each feature one part of a three-part DVD. The DVD is called フィッシュファイト列伝 ~目指せ俺様一等賞~ (FISHFIGHT Retsuden ~Mezase Oresama Ittoushou~) and will come in three volumes: 出発の巻 (Shuppatsu no Kan), 冒険の巻 (Bouken no Kan), and 栄光の巻 (Eikou no Kan).

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    3. They're really aiming for the oricon indies chart this time. Super serious you guys! They ask that everyone preorder a copy of the new maxi-single before October 15th, please~
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    4. UNDER CODE and アメびじゅ (Amevisu) [the visual kei branch of Ameblo] are collaborating to see if CindyKate can reach 3,000 おしんこ (Oshinko—CindyKate fans). So follow this Ameba account!: ameblo.jp/cindykate-official

      Well, actually, the account isn't up yet. But I guess it will be soon?!

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    5. Special project part 1:
      A special oneman tour—this will their last free tour! Furthermore, it's limited to Amember (friends/followers) of the official CindyKate Ameblo mentioned above.

      The tour is called サイコロ振ってが4でなければ無料っ!! ~4DEADorALIVE12356~ (SAIKORO Futte ga 4 denakereba Muryou!! ~4DEADorALIVE12356~). The meaning of this name? At each live, attendees will be judged by Yama, judge of the afterlife!!! Or something. [Uhhhh]

      Last free tour! CindyKate Amember-limited, 13 city, free oneman tour サイコロ振ってが4でなければ無料っ!! ~4DEADorALIVE12356~ (SAIKORO Futte ga 4 denakereba Muryou!!)

      2011-11-11 at 札幌 (Sapporo) COLONY
      2011-11-14 at 金沢 (Kanazawa) VAN VAN V4
      2011-11-16 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) STAR LOUNGE
      2011-11-18 at 横浜 (Yokohama) DRAGON CLUB
      2011-11-22 at 宇都宮 (Utsunomiya) HELLO DOLLY
      2011-11-25 at 本八幡 (Motoyawata) ROUTE 14
      2011-11-28 at 大阪アメリカ村 (Osaka Americamura) CLAPPER
      2011-11-29 at 岡山 (Okayama) PEPPER LAND
      2011-11-30 at 姫路 (Himeji) Beta
      2011-12-02 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
      2011-12-07 at 水戸 (Mito) SONIC
      2011-12-08 at 浦和 (Urawa) Narciss
      2011-12-12 at 静岡 (Shizuoka) SUNASH

      judgement at the end of every live


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    6. Special project part 2:
      The band plans to hold two part session event to celebrate the New Year and the birthday of vocalist ユーイ (YUUI)! Each member will have his own session band, but those details have not yet been revealed.

      YUUI birthday and New Year celebration session event 2012 第三回☆かしまつり☆ (Daisankai ☆Kashimatsuri☆)
      2012-01-17 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO K4
      2012-01-19 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
      (TBA session bands from each member)


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    7. Special project part 3:
      UNDER CODE is sponsoring a CindyKate vs MoNoLith twoman battle tour! It's called “おしんこの集い~PROMISE WRIST BAND” (“Oshinko no Tsudoi~PROMISE WRIST BAND”). A special wristband will be distributed to each attendee at the entrance of each live—the wristbands will be worn throughout the performance to create a special feeling.

      UNDER CODE PRODUCTION PRESENTS Tokyo/Nagoya/Osaka 2MAN BATTLE TOUR 2012 “おしんこの集い~PROMISE WRIST BAND” (“Oshinko no Tsudoi~PROMISE WRIST BAND”)
      2012-02-18 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
      2012-02-19 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
      2012-02-24 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) BOXX
      シンディケイト (CindyKate) vs MoNoLith (twoman)
      special wristband freely distributed at entrance


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    8. Lastly, they've announced a “shocking plan”: a CindyKate kiss club! Real meaning: at their instore events, they'll dress nicely and kiss your hand in a photo. Scandalous!
      Shocking plan! CindyKate 【KISS】 club☆ ~プリンセス of おしんこ~ (~PRINCESS of Oshinko~)
      2011-11-20 at Like an Edison Shinjuku
      2011-11-26 at Jishuban Club Shinjuku
      2011-12-01 at Like an Edison Nagoya
      2011-12-09 at Brand X Ikebukuro
      2011-12-25 at Like an Edison Osaka


    Wow that took a long time to write. I'm super excited about their new single and first UNDER CODE PV!

    [Archived] Dali: new events, new oneman, new song
    Cross-posted from :

    Dali information ban has been lifted! Partially.

    The details for two more Dali Collection 2011 events have been released (well, actually, I'm pretty sure the details for one were already released, but whatever).

    Dali Tokyo Osaka sponsored event ダリコレ2011 autumn OSAKA (DALI COLLE 2011)
    2011-10-09 at OSAKA MUSE
    Dali, Vior gloire, Vallquar, パノラマ虚構ゼノン (Xenon), Riddick, SILICA, バラッド (BALLAD), SOL, アメダマ (AMEDAMA), Daydream


    ダリコレ2011 winter TOKYO (DALI COLLE 2011)
    2011-12-17 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER
    Dali, ポルターガイスト (POLTERGEIST), JILLS BLUE ROSES, BELLCUBE, DROSER OBLAAT., Synk;yet, ラムフ (LAMF), MissJellyFish, 水樂 (Byakura), カドナ (CADENAS), 瀬戸の花嫁 (Seto no Hanayome)
    unspecified present freely distributed



    More importantly, they've announced two “solo performances,” which are known as oneman lives by sane people.

    Dali solo performances センチメンタルレンタル TOKYO (SENTIMENTAL RENTAL TOKYO)
    2011-11-11 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) CLUB CRAWL
    Dali (oneman)

    センチメンタルレンタル OSAKA (SENTIMENTAL RENTAL OSAKA)
    2012-01-11 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
    Dali (oneman)
    live-limited CD on sale


    Most importantly of all, they announced the release of a new song called 25:55. The CD will be live and official web shop -limited. It will go on sale on 2011-01-11 (at the OSAKA oneman), but the price has not yet been specified.

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    If KISAKI was telling the truth, they still have a regular release to announce for December. So I dunno what's going on with that, but hopefully it will be announced soon.

    Oh, and by the way, I was about to nerdrage so hard when I saw that limited CD, but then I noticed the “official web shop” bit and cried tears of joy. Yessssss!

    [Archived] REALies new single + event full details
    REALies' new single, NEXT⇒, will be released in two types on November 30th. Both types will feature the same title and coupling tracks, but the A type will feature a PV while the B type will feature a third bonus track. As of now, the official web shop privilege is undecided, other than an early shipping date of November 24th.

    REALies -
    NEXT⇒ TYPE:A
    2011-11-30; 1,890 yen; maxi-single CD + PV DVD; complete limited pressing; UCCD-305A
    CD 01. NEXT⇒
    CD 02. STUNDUP×3
    DVD 01. NEXT⇒ (PV)

    NEXT⇒ TYPE:B
    2011-11-30; 1,680 yen; maxi-single CD; complete limited pressing; UCCD-305B
    01. NEXT⇒
    02. STUNDUP×3
    03. 曖昧カテゴライズ (Aimai CATEGORIZE)
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    To celebrate the release, they plan to sponsor two events in Osaka and Tokyo. At each event, a present (as of yet unspecified) will be freely distributed to attendees.

    Tokyo and Osaka sponsored event series REALive vol.4 「NEXT⇒DOOR ~OSAKA~」
    2011-11-19 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
    REALies, 2nd Dyz, Crimson Shiva, バラッド (BALLAD), -Xion-, 黒翼 (KOKUYOKU), 愛飴羅 (Aira), MeLt-メルト。-, Grace, アメダマ (AMEDAMA), Daydream
    unspecific present freely distributed

    REALive vol.5 「NEXT⇒DOOR ~TOKYO~」
    2011-11-26 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO-K4
    REALies, Rubik, RAVI, SWEET MADONNA, NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST, バラッド (BALLAD), JyuLie, DROSERA OBLAAT., Synk;yet -シンックイェット-, REIGN
    unspecific present freely distributed



    [Archived] REALies lives + release
    REALies held their tour final last night, REALive Vol.3 「Stund UP!! NuAGE ~FINAL~」. If you're curious, bassist 明イ-akino- posted their setlist:
    01. CHANGE!
    02. D.O.P.E
    03. 曖昧カテゴライズ (Aimai CATEGORIZE)
    04. NEXT⇒
    05. 浮遊グラフィック (Fuyuu GRAPHIC)
    06. ハルジオン (HALJION)
    07. I can't live without U
    08. ヒカルセカイ (HIKARU SEKAI)
    09. NuAGE
    EN 01. Stund UP×3

    As you know, the band freely distributed a single called CHANGE! at the event last night, but the real draw of the live was that they were going to make an important announcement. Well here it is:

    REALies will release a new single called NEXT⇒ on 2011-11-30!

    In addition, the band has announced a handful of special lives. First, the band will hold two sponsored events, REALive Vol.4 「NEXT⇒DOOR ~OSAKA~」 and REALive Vol.5 「NEXT⇒DOOR ~TOKYO~」 on 2011-11-19 and 2011-11-26, respectively.

    Second, the band will hold a 2 days twoman event called 2012 MOVE ON BRIGHT. The first day (2012-01-14) will feature REALies vs Called≠Plan, while the second day (2012-01-15) will feature REALies vs 2nd Dyz.

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    Specific details about the single and lives will be posted when they're available. But in the mean time, I'm excited! Even though I didn't like REALies much at first, their songs are pretty catchy, so I'll wait until this next single to completely form my opinion.

    [Archived] NEW Phantasmagoria album !!!!! but...
    dont wait for nothing new, its only a collection album..

    -Phantasmagoria ALL SONGS COMPLETE WORLD BEST ALBUM-
    「Wailing Wall 2004~2010」

    Release: 2011.10.20

    Price: 6300 yen

    ●CD DISC:1<2004~2006>
    1.Material Pain
    2.Pixy false
    3.fairy times memory
    4.Kami uta
    5.NEO ARK
    6.NIL FRONTIER 
    7.NEVER REBELLION 
    8.Hikari ni furu ame
    9.Mikansei to GUILT
    10.Actuate Eden
    11.Kousoukyoku~Variant Jihad~
    12.Suicide Gemini 
    13.Kyousoukyoku~Cruel Crucible~
    14.Gensoukyoku~Eternal Silence~  

    ●CD DISC:2 <2006~2010>
    1..Camouflage
    2.Glitter 
    3.Unknow zero distance 
    4.…Lost in thought 
    5.at the ends of the rest period 
    6..Shoumatou ~PAST SKY~
    7.Diamond Dust
    8.Cry...
    9.Desperate Resolution for my Soul..
    10.My Mental State...
    11.Lie Light&Lost Sky
    12.Fictitious Theory
    13.Fairy times memorie~another tale~
    14.Hikari ni furu ame ~Strings Version~

    ●DVD DISC:3
    [ALL PROMOTION CLIPS]
    1.Material Pain 
    2.NEO ARK 
    3.Hikari ni furu ame
    4.NIL FRONTIER 
    5.NEVER REBELION 
    6.Mikansei to GUILT
    7.Actuate Eden
    8.Kousoukyoku~Variant Jihad~ 
    9.Gensoukyoku~Eternal Silence~ 
    10.Unknow zero distance
    11.…Lost in thought
    12. at the ends of the rest period...
    13.Kyousoukyoku~Cruel crucible~
    14.Shoumatou~PAST SKY~
    15.Kami uta

    [hide memorial summit -2008.5.03 味の素スタジアム-]
    1.Kami uta
    2.Gensoukyoku~Eternal Silence~

    [鹿鳴館伝説~LEGEND OF ROCK MAY KAN~ -2010.3.19 JCB HALL-]
    1.Pixy false
    2.Unknow zero distance
    3.NEO ARK
    4.Kami uta
    [Archived] Cu[be] cover and samples
    The UNDER CODE OHP has been updated with a sample from Cu[be]'s upcoming maxi-single, Twilight ST★R. The medley can be heard below:


    Additionally, Cu[be]'s personal OHP has been updated with the cover art for the single, and has confirmed the tracklisting that I tentatively posted earlier this month (Twilight ST★R / Colorless Device / the last wedding.). Here's the cover (click to enlarge):

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    I was pleasantly surprised to find that the single doesn't sound very pop-ish like I thought it would. And I absolutely love the cover! But what about you, what do you think? Has this convinced you to buy the single (or at least a digital version)?

    [Archived] new Dali release announced!
    KISAKI announced on his blog that Dali will release a new CD sometime in December.

    I was a bit scared what's up with them because they release stuff so sporadically nowadays but looks like my prayers have been answered. :D Lookin' forward to it! I liked their last offering.

    (source)
    [Archived] Vior gloire 1st single cover art + tracklist revealed!
    Vior gloire - Inspire (2011.08.17)



    01. インスパイア (Inspire)
    02. of the sorrow "C"
    03. ナキハ (Nakiha)

    Can't wait to listen to it! :D
    [Archived] Cu[be] tracklisting
    KISAKI posted this shot from the designing of the cover for Cu[be]'s upcoming single.

    Wellll~ Although the shot is too small to read directly, I can tell that it's the back cover and that those strings of text are probably song names. Comparing them to known unreleased Cu[be] songs, I'm fairly confident that I have the tracklisting! So here it is (but remember that I could be wrong):

    Cu[be] -
    Twilight ST★R
    2011-09-07; 1,575 yen; maxi-single CD; UCCD-298
    01. Twilight ST★R
    02. Colorless Device
    03. the last wedding.


    As I mentioned in a previous post, they have another unreleased song, ロジカルシューター (LOGICAL SHOOTER), but that will be distributed to those who attend both days of the band's [box in the Schrödinger] oneman. However, they have another unreleased song called chain memory—I wonder if that will ever see the light of day...

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    So what do you think? Those titles seem to match up right? At any rate, I'm excited—as long as the light-sounding title doesn't indicate a sudden change of musical style. But what about you guys, are any of you planning to buy Cu[be]'s new single?

    [Archived] FUTURISM・BOYZ first release
    New band FUTURISM・BOYZ has already decided their first release: a mini-album, in two types!

    The mini-album is called New period and will be released on 2011-09-28. It will feature five songs plus a bonus track, with the bonus track differing between the two types. Both types will include an application form; the forms from both types can be mailed in to apply for a DVD containing the band's first PV. Furthermore, the privilege for buying both types from the official web shop is a making of DVD of that PV (and an early shipping date of 2011-08-25).

    FUTURISM・BOYZ -
    New period TYPE A
    2011-09-28; 2,625 yen; mini-album CD; complete limited pressing
    includes application form A for PV DVD
    official web shop privilege for double purchase: making of PV DVD
    01. 生きるとは闘いであれ (Ikiru toha Tatakai de Are)
    02. SPICY
    03. If ~もう少し勇気があれば君の隣にいれたかな~ (If ~Mousukoshi Yuuki ga Areba Kimi no Tonari ni Iretakana~)
    04. micron
    05. 【S】ound【E】ngine
    06. 無数の均衡 (Musuu no Kinkou) (bonus track)

    New period TYPE B
    2011-09-28; 2,625 yen; mini-album CD; complete limited pressing
    includes application form B for PV DVD
    official web shop privilege for double purchase: making of PV DVD
    01. 生きるとは闘いであれ (Ikiru toha Tatakai de Are)
    02. SPICY
    03. If ~もう少し勇気があれば君の隣にいれたかな~ (If ~Mousukoshi Yuuki ga Areba Kimi no Tonari ni Iretakana~)
    04. micron
    05. 【S】ound【E】ngine
    06. Riser (bonus track)

    生きるとは闘いであれ (Ikiru toha Tatakai de Are)
    2011-??-??; 0 yen; mail-order-limited privilege PV DVD; limited pressings
    mail-order privilege for sending applications from both types
    01. 生きるとは闘いであれ (Ikiru toha Tatakai de Are) (PV)

    Making of 生きるとは闘いであれ (Making of Ikiru toha Tatakai de Are)
    2011-08-25; 0 yen; web shop privilege making of DVD; limited pressings
    privilege for buying both types from official web shop
    01. Making of 生きるとは闘いであれ (Making of Ikiru toha Tatakai de Are)
    02. α


    I can't help but be excited for this release! Hopefully I'll be even more excited once the members are announced, hahaha. Well, do any of you already plan to buy FUTURISM・BOYZ' mini-album?

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

    [Archived] Cu[be] new single, dist CD, oneman, tour, costumes
    Finally, some Cu[be] news—and it's sort of a deluge! First thing first, they have new costumes! Check them out here and here.

    Second, the band is releasing a new maxi-single! It's called Twilight ST★R and will be released on 2011-09-07. No official web shop privilege announced yet.

    To celebrate the release, the band will co-sponsor an event called Ripper Night with Jackman. After that, Cu[be] will hold their first oneman! The oneman will be held over two days, and those who attend both days (bring your ticket stub!) will receive a free memorial CD with a new song.

    Cu[be]&Jackman CD release celebration co-sponsored event Ripper Night

    2011-09-09 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) RUIDO-K3
    Cu[be], Jackman, Davinci, dolore, SeVIIenS, Galtz, 一兎 (It), JILLED RAY

    2011-09-23 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
    Cu[be], Jackman, BIOSPHIA, UNRAVE, 愛飴羅 (Aira), 黒翼 (KOKUYOKU), Xenon, Riddick, REVINE


    Cu[be] first oneman 2DAYS box in the Schrodinger
    2011-10-22 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) Livehouse@-hill
    2011-10-23 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) Livehouse@-hill
    Cu[be] (oneman)
    memorial CD distributed to those who attend both days



    Cu[be] -
    Twilight ST★R
    2011-09-07; 1,575 yen; maxi-single CD; complete limited pressing
    01. (Unannounced new song)
    02. (Unannounced new song)
    03. (Unannounced new song)

    ロジカルシューター (LOGICAL SHOOTER)
    2011-10-23; 0 yen; double-date-attendance-limited memorial CD
    freely distributed to those who attend both October oneman dates
    01. ロジカルシューター (LOGICAL SHOOTER)

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    Their new costumes look good huh? It seems that a bit more money was spent on them this time, which is good. Well anyway, I'm excited about their new single, but I doubt very many will get that live distributed CD—I fear we'll never hear it ;(

    [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)

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    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] Lin oneman, dist CD, live DVD, album details
    First, to celebrate the release of their first full album, 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) has announced that they will hold two oneman lives at the end of the year. At those two lives, the band will sell a live-limited CD with a new song, Ambient Cosmo.

    Lin release celebration Tokyo and Osaka CLUB 2011 LAST ONEMAN Independent -MAZE-
    2011-10-02 at OSAKA RUIDO
    2011-10-08 at ASTRO HALL
    凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) (oneman)
    live-limited CD sold at both venues



    Second, as posted, the band's anniversary live, an epidemic of “OVERTURE” has been pushed back and turned into a oneman. 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) has announced that they will release a full live DVD of this new oneman! The DVD will be sold only at lives and through the official web shop.

    凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) -
    Ambient Cosmo
    2011-10-02; 1,000 yen; live-limited single CD; limited 500 pressings
    sold only at oneman club tour
    01. Ambient Cosmo

    an epidemic of “OVERTURE”
    2011-09-30; 4,830 yen; live DVD
    sold only at lives and official web shop
    01. (120 minutes of live footage from 2011-08-07 oneman)

    Lastly, two new details about Lin's full album. First, the official web shop privilege will be an early release date (2011-08-25) and OFF SHOT DVD VOL:3, which was shot and edited by KISAKI this time (instead of the usual KANATA). And second, I made a mistake in the tracklisting yesterday: it's actually A.Hitlor., not just Hitlor.. Hopefully they fix their spelling error though.

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    Lots of good new today, it's awesome! But man, I wish this stuff would happen sooner somehow so we wouldn't have to wait excitedly.

    Well anyway, the live DVD seems like a good value—around double the price of their bootleg live DVD, but with a looot more songs. And UCP live DVDs are usually in the 7,000 range, so~ Yeah, I want it! Also, I hope they decided to sell that limited CD in the web shop so we can get it too!

    [Archived] Lin first full album
    Somehow I feel like they weren't yet supposed to, but closet child has revealed that 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) will release their first full album!!!

    The album is called Independent “MAZE”, and it will be released in two types on August 31st. The album will sport a “gorgeous cover” and will include a bonus disc featuring an additional two new songs. The tracks on the bonus disc will differ between the two types.

    Lastly, each type will include an application form—both can be mailed in for a CD with yet another new song.

    凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) -
    Independent “MAZE” TYPE:A
    2011-08-31; 3,675 yen; full album CD+CD; complete limited pressing; UCCD-297A
    [CD] 01. Cold Sabbat
    [CD] 02. From The End...
    [CD] 03. Silent To My Pain
    [CD] 04. Royal Blood
    [CD] 05. Metamorphose
    [CD] 06. As If Forever Exists.
    [CD] 07. Continuation of dream
    [CD] 08. Mind confusion
    [CD] 09. Flowers Bloom
    [CD] 10. World In Flames
    [CD2: Paranoia Disturb] 01. Fall...
    [CD2: Paranoia Disturb] 02. Hitlor. (2011-06-20 edit: it's actually A.Hitlor.)

    Independent “MAZE” TYPE:B
    2011-08-31; 3,675 yen; full album CD+CD; complete limited pressing; UCCD-297B
    [CD] 01. Cold Sabbat
    [CD] 02. From The End...
    [CD] 03. Silent To My Pain
    [CD] 04. Royal Blood
    [CD] 05. Metamorphose
    [CD] 06. As If Forever Exists.
    [CD] 07. Continuation of dream
    [CD] 08. Mind confusion
    [CD] 09. Flowers Bloom
    [CD] 10. World In Flames
    [CD2: Ashes Melodies] 01. Replicant Blue
    [CD2: Ashes Melodies] 02. The ins and outs


    I truly can't believe this, it's so unexpected and awesome! I suppose this is what they would have announced at their anniversary live if it hadn't been cancelled... But ah well, let's celebrate!

    Also, I have to give props to UNDER CODE this time. Six new songs, plus four additional new songs divided between the two types, plus one more new song as a privilege—it's a lot! And all for a pretty reasonable price too. Ahhhhh I'm so excited~ Yay!

    [Archived] Affective Synergy
    For those of you who don't know, Affective Synergy is the solo project of ex-Synside guitarist Lin. It's not UNDER CODE affiliated, but we all like Synside, and I like Lin, so~ Just wanted to mention the project's first release: 1st maxi-single, Eternity Colors, will be released on 2011-07-06.

    More details are set to be announced soon. In the mean time, I'm keeping up with Lin and Affective Synergy in greater detail over at . 2011-06-11 edit: tracklist revealed, added to post.

    Affective Synergy -
    Eternity Colors
    2011-07-06; maxi-single CD
    not an UNDER CODE release
    01. Signal of Procession
    02. Another Sky
    03. Depletion
    04. Eternity Colors
    05. Sleeping Forest


    [Archived] Vior gloire 1st Single and Debut
    KISAKI recently announced at his ameba blog that Vior gloire's 1st Single will be released on 2011.08.17 
    It will be named 「インスパイア」 (inspired)
    Also ViorGloire will make their stage debut 2011.07.16 at Ikebukuro CYBER

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



    Nega's comeback! :D

    [Archived] Vior gloire release, event, costume weirdness
    Thanks to ViSULOG, we finally have some official announcements regarding Vior gloire! The band has announced its first release, its first live/sponsored event, and its first oneman. But let's start with their first official photo!



    Notice that the costumes in this photo are completely different from the original picture that was secretly uploaded to the OHP. I have no idea why KISAKI would allow money to be wasted on two sets of costumes and two photoshoots—maybe the band changed its concept, or maybe they had a pre-formation lineup change? Well, whatever the case, that second lineup we found (ex. the one with RENA) is the official one.

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    Anyway, on to their first live details! Although we know the band has secretly done lives as Vior, it seems that their first official live will be a sponsored event in July. Later in the month, the band will hold their first oneman. An unspecified present will be freely distributed at both.

    Vior gloire debut sponsored eventCocktail party 2011-07-16 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER
    Vior gloire (first live), 朱 (SUZAKU), Arpege, Black berry, 水樂 (Byakura), Sirokuro, RAVI, RagEnd, Lauder
    ※ (unspecified present freely distributed to attendees)

    Vior gloire formation commemoration oneman疑似カタストロフィー (Giji CATASTROPHE) 2011-07-30 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
    Vior gloire (oneman)
    ※ (unspecified present freely distributed to attendees)

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    And finally, release information, alright! Vior gloire's first release will be a maxi-single, to be released in August. ...And that's it! Kind of a simple way to debut, but I guess it's my fault for expecting a lot after all the confusion about them. Anyway, details~

    Vior gloire -
    インスパイア (INSPIRE)
    2011-08-17; 1,575 yen; maxi-single CD; sole pressing; UCCD-296
    01. (Unannounced new song)
    02. (Unannounced new song)
    03. (Unannounced new song)

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    Tidbit: the name of SUGAR FORKFUL's first event was alsoCocktail Party. Rest in peace ;_;~

    I still have so many questions about them: what is the point of Vior? do the two bands have truly different lineups, or just different member names? why wasn't the band revealed April 1st as planned? why did they spend money on new costumes and new photoshoots without ever revealing the first ones? why are you so angly? answer me my queltion!

    Well, I guess we may never know the answers to all of Vior gloire's mysteries, but at least they seem cool. The new costumes look so much more professional than the last ones (even if less unique), and I'm super excited about their first release. What are your thoughts about everything?

    [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

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    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)

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    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

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



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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    [Archived] Suzaku: upload, review, samples, delay
    This post is all about the first single from 朱 (Suzaku)~ First of all, I decided to share the title track, which was released early on the UNITED LINK for JAPAN omnibus (which is how I have it in the first place).
    ⇒ Suzaku - Magaru Suiren, Kakeru [11μl]

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    After hearing the full song, what do you think? Has your opinion changed since hearing the sample? Share your opinion below or, if you're feeling brave, leave a review in the comments!

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    Now, some bad news: the privilege for buying the single through the official web shop was a live DVD and an early release date (2011-05-10). However, since Suzaku's drummer left, the DVD has had to be re-edited, so the single will now ship out on the regular date, 2011-05-18.

    To make the wait bearable, you can listen to samples of all of Suzaku's songs at Amazon. What do you think?

    [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.

    PERESTROIKA
    2011.5.07 ESAKA MUSE 「GLASNOST-XX」 SPECIAL CD
    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] Change to CindyKate tracklist
    There's been a slight change to the song names of the upcoming シンディケイト (CindyKate) single.

    シンディケイト (CindyKate) -
    座☆銀のNAON (Za☆gin no NAON) TYPE A
    2011-07-27; 1,375 yen; single CD, UCCD-293A; complete pressing
    01. 座☆銀のNAON (Za☆gin no NAON)
    02. THE 新人類! (THE Shinjinrui!)

    座☆銀のNAON (Za☆gin no NAON) TYPE B
    2011-07-27; 1,375 yen; single CD, UCCD-293A; complete pressing
    01. 座☆銀のNAON (Za☆gin no NAON)
    02. 大阪ナビ@タイム (Osaka NAVI @ TIME)


    [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


    [Archived] CindyKate single tracklisting
    The tracklisting for the new シンディケイト (CindyKate) single—座☆銀のNAON (Za☆gin no NAON)—has been revealed.

    シンディケイト (CindyKate) -
    座☆銀のNAON TYPE A
    2011-07-27; 1,365 yen; maxi-single CD; UCCD-293A
    01. 座☆銀のNAON (Za☆gin no NAON)
    02. 新人類 (Shinjinrui)

    座☆銀のNAON TYPE B
    2011-07-27; 1,365 yen; maxi-single CD; UCCD-293B
    01. 座☆銀のNAON (Za☆gin no NAON)
    02. 大阪ナビタイム (Osaka NAVI TIME)


    You may have noticed that the title changed from ザギンのナオン (ZAGIN no NAON). Guess the band decided to write it a cooler way~ (And by the way, the title seems to be a play on “ginza no onna.”)

    [Archived] Megaromania new release + lives
    First of all, Megaromania will be release a new mini-album! (No other details are available.) To celebrate the release, as well as their 3rd anniversary (yay!), they'll be holding a three-day sponsored event—which seems to be a threeman, but they're not calling it that, so whatever:

    Megaromania CD release celebration & 3rd Anniversary EVENT Distinctive territory
    2011-05-22 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO-K4
    2011-06-03 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) UPSET
    2011-06-04 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) SOMA

    Megaromania, ALSDEAD, 我羇道 (Gakido), (large session)



    Then, as a special thanks to fans of Megaromania, the band will hold a special night live. At the live, Megaromania will play all/some new songs from the mini-album, and several special session bands will appear.

    Megaromania mini-album new song preview & believers thanks-giving special night Kindling of creation
    2011-07-02 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) STAR LOUNGE
    Megaromania, (special session bands, TBA)



    Oh, and this doesn't fit here, but I never posted about it, so: purchasers of Oath -cross of eternity- could mail in proofs of purchase from both types and would get a pamphlet for Megaromania's The Quintessence Voyage in return. I don't know what the time limit on this offer is or if it was affected by the earthquake. At any rate, you'll have to live in Japan or get someone there to do it for you if you plan to send in for this gift. (Sorry that I've reported this so late!)

    [Archived] DYNAMITE EXPLOSION cover
    The cover of that omnibus live DVD that I mentioned the other day, DYNAMITE EXPLOSION, has been revealed. Check it out here.

    I kind of like it actually (but what's that thing at the lower left corner?)! I'll definitely be buying it. And you?

    [Archived] PERESTROIKA distributed present
    If you recall, PERESTROIKA is holding their last event, GLASNOST-XX, over three days. On each day, they'll distribute a free present to everyone who attends. Thanks to 優 (Yu), I can tell you what those presents are: comment CDs!

    There will be three types, one type distributed at each live, and it seems that all of them are group comments rather than individual ones. It's not a very big deal, but I'm sure my fellow discography completionists would like to know~

    PERESTROIKA -
    (Distributed comment CD -Osaka version-)
    2011-05-07; 0 yen; live distributed comment CD
    01. (group comment)

    (Distributed comment CD -Nagoya version-)
    2011-05-08; 0 yen; live distributed comment CD
    01. (group comment)

    (Distributed comment CD -Tokyo version-)
    2011-05-21; 0 yen; live distributed comment CD
    01. (group comment)


    We're so close to PERESTROIKA's end... I hope there's some news about Nega soon!

    [Archived] Arc live-limited CDs
    Arc has announced a special CD campaign for their last oneman tour, 以心伝心 (Ishindenshin). At each of the three stops on the tour, a special CD will be sold. Each CD will be limited to 50 copies, and will contain a new song, which has until now been “stored away,” written by a member of Arc.

    Each CD will come with an enclosed serial number. Those who purchase one of the CDs and then email that serial number (along with name and address) to luckystar_sound@yahoo.co.jp will be eligible for a special prize. Four prizes are available and will be mailed out after May 26th. Here are the prizes:
    • KO-JI's necklace which he always wears with his current costume
    • Yuki's belt from his Departure of one's lot costume
    • Toshiya's turban, which he wears with his current costume
    • 俊's (Shun's) hat from his current costume
    Arc -
    (Live-limited CD -Tokyo version-)
    2011-04-24; 1,000 yen; live-limited single CD; limited 50 pressings
    ※ with serial number (1~50) and present application

    01. 桜 (Sakura) (first song written and composed by Yuki)
    02. 漫談 (Mandan) (first children's story written by KO-JI)

    (Live-limited CD -Nagoya version-)
    2011-04-26; 1,000 yen; live-limited single CD; limited 50 pressings
    ※ with serial number (51~100) and present application

    01. 奈良の帝王TO・SHI・YA (Nara no Teiou TO・SHI・YA) (first song written and composed by Toshiya)
    02. 18 (first recorded song from the legendary unit)

    (Live-limited CD -Osaka version-)
    2011-05-16; 1,000 yen; live-limited single CD; limited 50 pressings
    ※ with serial number (101~150) and present application

    01. 存在 (Sonzai) (first song written and composed by KO-JI)
    02. 雨涙哀色カラオケ (Ame Namida Ai Iro KARAOKE) (vocals by Yuki and Shun)


    I'd seriously like these CDs. Damn Arc for releasing so much live-only stuff! Does anyone know about that 18 session band? I know they had one called 8 which featured Arc and Dali members, but I don't recall 18...

    [Archived] CindyKate new single and tour
    If you recall, CindyKate had been planning a free oneman tour to take place throughout March and April, but postponed it due to the earthquake. As of today, the tour has officially been cancelled, to be replaced by a new one:

    Instead, they've announced a new free oneman tour, with hopes that it will help promote their next single to the top of the oricon indie charts. To help achieve this goal, they'll be distributing CindyKate panties. Yes, panties. Although the details haven't been decided, it seems that you'll buy a copy of their next single, present some proof of purchase at the live, and receive the panties.

    A two-day sponsored event will be held as a tour final. As a special present, those who attend the event will receive a comment CD featuring one of the members (randomly selected). Details of the event's lineup will be announced later.

    CindyKate oricon indie aspiration presentation tour パンティ配ってオリコン入れろっ!!全国無料ワンマン付きプレゼンテーションツアー2011 (PANTY Kubatte ORICON Ireroo!! Zenkoku Muryou ONEMAN Tsuki PRESENTATION TOUR 2011)

    06-08 at 札幌 (Sapporo) COLONY
    06-15 at 柏 (Kashiwa) 616
    06-17 at 仙台バードランド (Sendai HEARTLAND)
    06-20 at 金沢 (Kanazawa) VAN VAN V4
    06-21 at 長野 (Nagano) LIVE HOUSE J
    06-22 at 新潟 (Niigata) RIVERST
    06-25 at 宇都宮 (Utsunomiya) HELLO DOLLY
    06-30 at 静岡 (Shizuoka) SUNASH
    07-01 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
    07-04 at 四日市 (Yokkaichi) CLUB CHAOS
    07-05 at 和歌山 (Wakayama) OLD TIME
    07-08 at 香川丸亀 (Kagawa Marugame) GET
    07-11 at 長崎 (Nagasaki) Studio Do
    07-12 at 福岡 (Fukuoka) graf
    07-13 at 岡山ペパーランド (Okayama PEPPERLAND)
    07-14 at 広島 (Hiroshima) Bad Lands
    07-15 at 神戸 (Kobe) Blue Port


    TOUR FINAL 輝けっ!真夏の一番星☆ (Kagayakee! Manatsu no Ichibanboshi)

    07-19 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
    07-21 at 渋谷 (Shibuya) O-WEST
    ※ comment CD (1 randomly chosen of 4 total) freely distributed



    シンディケイト (CindyKate) -
    完全限定!シンディケイト心の声CD -A Type- (Kanzen Gentei! CindyKate Kokoro no Koe CD)
    2011-07-19; 0 yen; live distributed comment CD
    01. ユーイ (YUUI): MC

    完全限定!シンディケイト心の声CD -B Type- (Kanzen Gentei! CindyKate Kokoro no Koe CD)
    2011-07-19; 0 yen; live distributed comment CD
    01. おたけ (Otake): MC

    完全限定!シンディケイト心の声CD -C Type- (Kanzen Gentei! CindyKate Kokoro no Koe CD)
    2011-07-19; 0 yen; live distributed comment CD
    01. まぁや (Maaya): MC

    完全限定!シンディケイト心の声CD -D Type- (Kanzen Gentei! CindyKate Kokoro no Koe CD)
    2011-07-19; 0 yen; live distributed comment CD
    01. 沙美 (Sami): MC


    As I mentioned, they've announced a new single. The maxi-single will be released on July 27th in two types, but the details (not even the title!) have been decided yet. However, the official web shop privilege has been announced: an early release shipping date of July 21st, and a special DVD of YUUI and Otake visiting a special friend... Whatever that means! And again, there will be a panty privilege, but the specific details about that have not been decided.

    シンディケイト (CindyKate) -
    (Undecided) -A Type-
    2011-07-27; 1,375 yen; maxi-single CD
    ※ live privilege: original CindyKate panties
    ※ official web shop privilege: special DVD

    01. (Undecided A)
    02. (Undecided B)

    (Undecided) -B Type-
    2011-07-27; 1,375 yen; maxi-single CD
    ※ live privilege: original CindyKate panties
    ※ official web shop privilege: special DVD

    01. (Undecided A)
    02. (Undecided C)

    前代未聞っ!ユーイとおたけが遊びに行くよ・・・ (Zendaimimonn! YUUI to Otake ga Asobiniiku yo・・・)
    2011-07-21; 0 yen; official web shop privilege DVD
    ※ with purchase of maxi-single

    01. (YUUI and Otake visit a friend)


    I'm really excited about the new single! I'll definitely buy it. And good for them that they'll continue their free oneman tour, even if it's not as they originally planned. What do you think?

    [Archived] Dali tracklisting
    I know this is totally surprising, but UNDER CODE never released the tracklisting for Dali's new single. The single was released yesterday, so, thanks to shops, we now have that info:

    Dali -
    セイメイロンリイダイタイアイタイ TYPE A (SEIMEI LONELY DAITAI AITAI)
    2011-04-06; 2,100 yen; maxi-single CD+DVD; UCCD-285A
    manufactured by UNDER CODE PRODUCTION & distributed by Free-Will

    CD 01. マイン (MINE)
    CD 02. 繊維に閉じ込めた春 (Seni ni Tojikometa Haru)
    CD 03. SンセーショナEルモーション (S ENSATIONAL E MOTION)
    DVD 01. マイン (MINE) PV

    セイメイロンリイダイタイアイタイ TYPE B (SEIMEI LONELY DAITAI AITAI)
    2011-04-06; 2,100 yen; maxi-single CD+DVD; UCCD-285B
    manufactured by UNDER CODE PRODUCTION & distributed by Free-Will

    01. マイン (MINE)
    02. 繊維に閉じ込めた春 (Seni ni Tojikometa Haru)
    03. ソラ0.8mg (SOLA 0.8mg) (bonus track)
    04. SンセーショナEルモーション (S ENSATIONAL E MOTION)


    It will be a long while before my copies arrive. Waiting is tortuous~

    [Archived] iTunes digital copies of all Undercode releases
    Hello everybody :)

    I don't know if this post is really useful (since a lot of people don't like to buy  mp3s), but it was just to warn you about that :

    All of the upcoming Undercode releases are going to be on sale on iTunes store ! It is a good way to get all the songs you want, the day they are out, for about 1€ per song ! Even some old releases are available (like old sold-out chariots or clearveil releases, singles from Phantasmagoria...)

    I also know that it does not concern every iTunes store in the world. Indeed, in the USA, someone told me that it was not working... But I checked, and most of the european and asian stores are ok :) That's all !

    Spread the UCP love ! Support the bands you like !
    [Archived] UNITED LINK for JAPAN charity items (+omnibus)
    As part of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's earthquake charity campaign, UNITED LINK for JAPAN, two special items will be sold at the web shop, and all profits will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross. The items will go on sale on 2011-04-15. (Anyone who buys these items will be eligible for a ticket to the UNITED LINK for JAPAN charity event on April 30th, although that doesn't really apply to us.)

    First, UNDER CODE is releasing an earthquake charity compilation album, UNITED LINK for JAPAN. The album will contain 7 previously released songs, plus a brand new song from 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin). The album's cover art has already been released here

    Omnibus -
    UNITED LINK for JAPAN
    2011-04-15; 2,625 yen; earthquake charity compilation album CD
    01. Megaromania: Oath-cross of eternity-
    02. Dali: スロウメロウ (SLOW MELLOW)
    03. PERESTROIKA: HEART
    04. Cu[be]: 断罪の雪 (Danzai no Yuki)
    05. 朱 (Suzaku): 曲ガル睡蓮`駆ケル[11ul] (Magaru Suiren, Kakeru [11ul])
    06. シンディケイト (CindyKate): 濱NIGHT☆CITYBOY (Hama NIGHT☆CITYBOY)
    07. Arc: メッセージ (MESSAGE)
    08. 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin): Feeling Universe


    Second, 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) will be releasing that bootleg live DVD, which I posted about here. If you remember, the release was put up for sale and then taken down a few days later. Seemingly, though, no details have changed between then and now, except the release date.

    凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) -
    OFFICIAL BOOTLEG DVD VOL:1
    2011-04-15; 2,625 yen; official bootleg live DVD
    01. FREEDOM (live clip from 2010-10-24)
    02. Metamorphose (live clip from 2011-01-07)
    03. Fake Dance (live clip from 2011-01-07)


    [Archived] Lin Brand X campaign + live DVD delayed
    凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) has decided to hold a 2011 release commemoration campaign with Brand X!

    Anyone who orders Silent to my pain or Flowers Bloom (either type) will be entered in a special prize raffle. Prize examples include badge sets, signed posters, photosets, offshot photographs, message DVDs made exclusively for the recipient (these will be mailed later), and so on. The campaign will start on 2011-03-30 and end on 2011-06-18. Brand X ships overseas, so go ahead an order the singles from them if you haven't already!

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    Earlier this month, I made a post about 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) releasing their first bootleg live DVD. However, the posting soon disappeared from the official web shop. I emailed UNDER CODE and, unfortunately, they said that plans for the release have been temporarily cancelled. According to UNDER CODE, they're still working out the specifics, and details will be announced soon.

    ---

    The Brand X campaign is exciting, but too bad about the live DVD, I was really looking forward to it! It seems that they still have plans to sell it, but that it will just be a little later than announced. Perhaps it will be sold in April as they had originally planned, before deciding to release it early.

    [Archived] PERESTROIKA tracklisting
    The tracklisting for PERESTROIKA's upcoming mini-album has been revealed. So ch-check it out~

    PERESTROIKA
    PAIИZ -A Type-
    2011-04-20; 3,150 yen; mini-album CD+DVD; UCCD-287A
    ※ published and distributed by UNDER CODE PRODUCTION
    ※ with ticket A for free mail-order Misty†Chrise demotape

    CD 01. ВВЕДЕНИЕ
    CD 02. F.O.P
    CD 03. VIRGIN PAIN
    CD 04. WEIGHT OF THE LIFE
    CD 05. NEGATIVISION
    DVD 01. HEART (PV)

    PAIИZ -B Type-
    2011-04-20; 2,625 yen; mini-album CD; UCCD-287B
    ※ published and distributed by UNDER CODE PRODUCTION
    ※ with ticket B for free mail-order Misty†Chrise demotape

    01. ВВЕДЕНИЕ
    02. F.O.P
    03. VIRGIN PAIN
    04. UNBLESSED LOVE (Bonus track)
    05. WEIGHT OF THE LIFE
    06. NEGATIVISION


    The official web shop privilege was also revealed some time ago—those who buy both types from the official web shop will receive a making DVD of the HEART PV and a signed cheki of the member of their choice.

    By the way, ВВЕДЕНИЕ seems to translate to “introduction,” so I guess that's an SE. And NEGATIVISION sounds like a clever nod toward Nega's revival, don't you think? Any other thoughts on the tracklisting? Plans to buy it?

    [Archived] Lin BOOTLEG DVD
    凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) has announced the release of OFFICIAL BOOTLEG DVD VOL:1, which will contain live footage. No specific release date has been decided (see below), but it is exclusively for order at the official web shop, and will ship out sometime late this month.

    The original plan was to announce this release in April. However, since UNDER CODE decided to donate proceeds from all official web shop sales to victims of the earthquake, they decided to announce the release and put it up for order early, to encourage more purchases/donations. Because it's been announced earlier than originally planned, they haven't even finished editing the footage and pressing the DVDs, which means that no specific release date can be given. However, the expected time-frame is sometime late this month.

    凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin)
    OFFICIAL BOOTLEG DVD VOL:1
    2011-03-??; 2,625 yen; official bootleg live DVD; LINDVD-01
    01. FREEDOM (live clip from 2010-10-24)
    02. Metamorphose (live clip from 2011-01-07)
    03. Fake Dance (live clip from 2011-01-07)

    I think it's really cool of them to announce this early, just so that more proceeds will go to the victims.
    ♥ UNDER CODE PRODUCTION

    2011-03-26 edit: the bootleg live DVD release has been indefinitely delayed. According to UNDER CODE, it will be put back up for sale once they've worked certain details out.

    2011-03-31 edit: According to UNDER CODE, the bootleg live DVD will now be released on 2011-04-15 through the official web shop, and all proceeds will go to charity to support victims of the earthquake. No details (tracklisting/title) have changed from the initial announcement.

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    Has this convinced any of you to make an order? I think I'll place one tomorrow with this DVD, CindyKate's single, maybe some other stuff. If anyone would like to go in with me (either to save on shipping/fees, or just to coordinate buying different releases so we get rips!), feel free to contact~

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    UNDER CODE PRODUCTION donation project: from now until 2011-04-30, proceeds from sales at the official web shop will go to help victims of the recent earthquake. A shopping service is required to order; if you're unsure how to do this, please refer to this community's shopping guide, or contact me directly and I'll help you.

    [Archived] CindyKate oneman tour postponed + SOUL ECSTASY info
    The twenty-date, free, oneman tour that シンディケイト (CindyKate) was to embark on as of 2011-03-11 has been postponed, due to damage from the recent earthquake. The following three dates are currently set to occur as scheduled, but they too may be subject to postponement:
    • 2011-04-08 at HOLIDAY NAGOYA
    • 2011-04-10 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
    • 2011-04-16 at 高田馬場 (Takadanobaba) AREA

    The band had planned to sell a live-limited single, SOUL ECSTASY, during this tour, but since the tour has been postponed, it has been decided that the single will be sold at the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION OFFICIAL WEB SHOP. If the three dates mentioned above are held, the single will also be sold there. You can buy the single here.
    [Archived] Lin covers
    The covers of the upcoming 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) single, Silent to my Pain, have been revealed: A type, B type.

    A little hard to tell what's going on, but I like that they sort of mirror the covers for Metamorphose. What do you think?

    Oh, and you may have noticed that the title of this single was written differently all over the place... Now that we have the cover, we can say for sure that it's written like above, with only the first and fourth word capitalized. ...I realize that is something crazy to care about.

    [Archived] Megaromania single covers + privileges
    The covers of Megaromania's upcoming single, Oath-cross of eternity-, have been revealed: A type, B type.

    The various privileges for buying the single have also been announced:
    • Brand X: [A type purchase] offshot photo A
      [B type purchase] offshot photo B
      [double purchase] comment DVD feat. 美沙麗-Misery-

    • 自主盤倶楽部 (Jishuban Club): [A type purchase] set of 3 offshot photos
      [B type purchase] set of 3 offshot photos
      [double purchase] comment DVD feat. 蜘影-Chikage-

    • Like an Edison: [A type purchase] comment DVD feat. 翠-Sui-
      [B type purchase] signed personal photo

    • little HEARTS.: [A type purchase] offshot photo A
      [B type purchase] offshot photo B
      [double purchase] comment DVD feat. 邑詩-yushi-

    • PureSound: [A type purchase] group photo A
      [B type purchase] group photo B
      [double purchase] live DVD recorded on 2011-02-19

    • 遊ずどカンパニー (Used COMPANY): [A or B type purchase] A4-sized portrait
      [double purchase] comment CD

    • ZEAL LINK: [A type purchase] offshot photo A
      [B type purchase] offshot photo B
      [double purchase] comment DVD feat. 氷牙-Hyoga-

    • UNDER CODE PRODUCTION OFFICIAL WEB SHOP: [double purchase] comment + live DVD recorded on 2011-02-19

    [Archived] Suzaku: photos, release, samples!
    Edit: Since posting this morning, their details have been revealed! So first things first...

    • ...pictures!! Group picture and profile pictures. These guys clearly don't look like Synside guys, so I'm pretty sure that rumor was completely false.
    • Second up, a music sample!! These boys are so fast that they've already got a sample of the title track from their first maxi-single. The sample can be heard here. I quite like it! And you?
    • Third, member speculation: again, definitely not Synside guys, unless I'm blind. No longer looks like ClearVeil guys either.

      Several of you have pointed this out, and his official blog has confirmed: the blonde guitarist is definitely SHAGRATH (ex-AIKARYU/IRODORI/Ultimate Sonic), now under the name of 葉月 (Hazuki).

      As for vocalist, figured out it's ex-Envus/jubily vocalist 英樹-Hideki-! It looks like him, it features a kanji from his old name, and it sounds like him. Plus, his blog is set to close soon, so~

      Drummer: Trombe says ex-REZERG. I checked, and there was a member named Kajuu. So I'm inclined to agree, but don't know what the guy looks like or anything.
    • Fourth, let's talk about theme! As points out, the band name has to do with ancient China/Japan, and the clothing/titles/calligraphy logo fit that theme nicely. Those points, plus the style of the music and the “first mission” thing make me feel that they're aiming to be some sort of Kiryu/AND hybrid. Even if my comparison is crappy, I think we can safely say they're neo visual kei.
    End edit

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    The 朱 (Suzaku) page isn't open yet, but there's already some info available from it:

    Vocals: 樹 (Itsuki) (2011-02-01 edit: Hideki, ex-Envus/jubily)
    Guitar: 葉月 (Hadzuki) (2011-02-01 edit: Shagrath, ex-AIKARYU)
    Guitar: 鴉 (Karasu) (2011-03-22 edit: Asuka, ex-Envus)
    Bass: 時雨 (Shigure) (2011-02-01 edit: Shigure, ex-ヴェル(VELL)/ヱリザ(ERISA))
    Drums: 華樹 (Kajuu) (2011-02-01 edit: Kajuu, ex-REZERG ??)

    Next up, details of their first release! The release is a maxi-single with a very weird name (see below), to be released on 2011-05-18 in two types. Both types feature three songs, the third one being different for each type. The official web shop privilege for buying both is an early ship date of 2011-05-10 + a DVD with a comment and footage from their first secret live on 2011-03-10.

    朱 (Suzaku)
    曲ガル睡蓮`駆ケル[11ul] TYPE A (Magaru Suiren, Kakeru [11ul] TYPE A)
    2011-05-18; 1,680 yen; maxi-single CD
    official web shop privilege: message + live DVD with A&B

    01. 曲ガル睡蓮`駆ケル[11ul] (Magaru Suiren, Kakeru [11ul])
    02. 舌禍粧 (Zekkashou)
    03. 『』曰わく、 (『』 Iwaku,)

    曲ガル睡蓮`駆ケル[11ul] TYPE B (Magaru Suiren, Kakeru [11ul] TYPE B)
    2011-05-18; 1,680 yen; maxi-single CD
    official web shop privilege: message + live DVD with A&B

    01. 曲ガル睡蓮`駆ケル[11ul] (Magaru Suiren, Kakeru [11ul])
    02. 舌禍粧 (Zekkashou)
    03. テオナナカトル (TEONANACATL)


    Suzaku official first live sponsored event 朱宴-襲- (Suzakuen -Kasane-)
    2011-04-26 at OSAKA MUSE
    (details unannounced)

    Suzaku CD release celebration sponsored event 朱宴-宵- (Suzakuen -Yoi-)
    2011-06-19 at ESAKA MUSE
    2011-06-25 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER
    (details unannounced)



    Ok, some clarifications for their biography: it seems that the 2010-03-10 live at the UNDER CODE 8th anniversary event is a “secret live,” even though everybody knows about it. It seems that they'll officially form as of 2011-04-01 (2011-02-01 edit: their biography now says official formation as of 2011-03-01), with their official first live on 2011-04-26. So that's that.

    As for members, people are saying that at