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allure idea 1 Day Revival

Former Storm band allure idea is reviving for one night this coming September!

According to AKI's Twitter, the guitarist of band KAUXS, allure idea will participate in the concert "Zoku Roku-banme no Yuu Utsu (続6番目の優鬱)" at Sapporo Crazy Monkey, which is going to be held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band Six (シックス).

Other acts include emmuree, dioxin, KAUXS, Antikythera, and more to be announced. According to the flyer, allure idea will be featuring their 2nd vocalist (which was the one the band was most prolific with), as well as the rest of their classic lineup.

Revival shows are always cool to hear about: is there a Matina Eternal Storm band you wish revived next?

Misery (ex-Megaromania ~ Lin) will return to the stage!

As LIN parted ways back in March 2016, so did the two partners in crime - Sui, as you know, moved on to solo endeavors, while Misery...sorta disappeared. It was hard to see one without the other since the duo have performed together since Metis Gretel back in 2005. Now, it's been announced that the guitarist will finally return to the stage in August!

Specifically, Misery will return in a session band, "妖怪*セッション" (Yokai Session), who will perform at the annual summer festival, 妖怪夏祭2 (yokai natsu-sai 2) on August 30 at Shibuya REX.


  • Vo.雀夜 (suzuya) (ex.トランスノート (Trance Note))
  • Gt.美沙麗~みざり~ (misery) (ex-Megaromania, LIN)
  • Gt.パル (paru) (Smileberry)
  • Ba.塗壁ぬっぺ濡平 (nuppe) (ex.サウイフモノ (souiumono)
  • Dr.ゆきみ (yukimi) (ex.ユナイト (unite))

Quite an interesting lineup if you ask me...I wouldn't be surprised if Misery ventured onto a more ~poppier~ style, judging by this lineup and his compositions in LIN, which differ greatly from his past bands.

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 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 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 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?

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