Here are a few updates on the solo activities of Masami (雅美), ex-drummer of CindyKate (シンディケイト) and current vocalist of FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール):
He will perform in an unnamed session on 2014-01-07 at Shibuya (渋谷) Rex 【V. RayJi (ViV) / G. Kaname (要) (ALIVE) / B. Rulu (るゝ) (ALIVE) / D. Masami (ex-CindyKate ~ FOODED SEAL)】
He will perform on 2014-02-20 in an opening act session 【V. Vuit (Ray℃) / G. haru / G. Masami (ex-CindyKate ~ FOODED SEAL) / B. Selena (SPELL BOX) / D. Verry (ViV)】
If you remember, back when he was known as Sami (沙美), he planned a 4-month weekly release campaign over which he would release 17 songs via YouTube. In a [not at all] shocking turn of events, the campaign fizzled out after only 8 songs, and they have all since been deleted.
To further thicken the plot, Sami announced that he would release a CD-R collecting all of the songs at his live on 2013-09-02 (freely distributed to those who attended any of his lives in the previous month). However, given that the YouTube releases were cancelled, I'm assuming that the CD-R collecting them was also cancelled―but I can't find any confirmation either way.
ex-CindyKate guitarist Sami has formally announced his new band: FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール)! The band will officially start on 2014-01-18 with their sponsored event ~Kyuuaichan! Konnichiwa!~ (~求愛ちゃん!こんにちわ!~) at Shibuya (渋谷) REX, but they will also appear at several other events before then.
The name “fooded seal” is a misspelling of “hooded seal”, which is a special of seal that presents a bulbous red nose to attract mates. Vocalist and leader Masami (previously Sami of CindyKate) says that this grotesque animal mirrors the grotesqueness of our own courting rituals, and that this is the main concept of the band.
Here's an update of the sessions which various ex-UNDER CODE artists are performing with!
● VIRGIN HUNTER (ヴァージンハンター)
2013-07-15 at Birth Shinjuku
D. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / V. Takeru (DIANA) / G. Maki (DIANA) / G. Isami (DIANA) / B. Rei (ex-Hi:BRiD)
2013-07-27 at Meguro Rockmaykan
Support D. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / V. Hasumi Yuu (ex-Gokusai FILM) / G. KAIE (ex-NightingeiL) / Support G. Kikuchi Akito (ex-LIPHLICH) / Support B. LEAYA (ex-Vasalla)
● Vior glore SESSION (Vior gloire セッション)
2013-08-01 at Shinjuku RUIDO K4
V. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / G. Vuit (Ray℃) / D. Verry (ViV)
● BLUE MOMENTS (ブルーモーメンツ)
2013-08-07 at Ikebukuro RUIDO K3
B. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / V. You (LucaRia) / G. yukito (Resist) / G. Saya (SRASH NOTES GARDEN) / D. MIYA (LucaRia)
● SAMII TAAMAA (サミーターマー)
2013-08-19 at Birth Shinjuku
D. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / V. Gai (ex-FULL EFFECT) / G. Vuit (Ray℃) / G. Sou (POLTERGEIST) / B. Tama (GOKIBURI)
● Sami SESSION (沙美セッション)
2013-09-02 at Shinjuku RUIDO K4
V. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / G. Kaoru / B. NaNao / D. Sayuki
ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) drummer Sami (沙美) has announced that he will participate in session band VIRGIN HUNTER (ヴァージンハンター) 【V. Takeru (DIANA) / G. Maki (DIANA) / G. Isami (DIANA) / B. Rei (ex-Hi:BRiD) / D. Sami (ex-CindyKate)】 on 2013-07-15 at Birth Shinjuku.
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 2012-09-193,300 yenmaxi-single CD