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Posts from 2016

SHAPE SHIFTER live on YouTube
SHAPE SHIFTER gives an acoustic performance on the latest edition of Himitsu no CLOSET (秘密のクロヲゼット)!

Z looks like your drunk personality-disorder aunt, but he sounds great!
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:
Jin to secede from SHAPE SHIFTER
Bassist Houjou Jin (北條 迅) will secede from SHAPE SHIFTER at their 2016-04-12 live at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA. After that, the band intends to continue with the remaining 4 members.

I assume this means that Jin will focus activities on chariots, so this is good news, in a way.

Posts from 2015

Minor news roundup 12/23
Minor news roundup for 2015-12-23:

  • Lilith guitarist Lin's Instagram: @affectedsynergy.
  • SHOXX Vol.276 features PENTAGON.
  • PENTAGON's fashion brand PENTAGON will hold its collaborative two-part instore event with KERA at their Shinjuku (新宿) brand on 2016-01-16. Their collaborative blue parka (9,720 yen) will be sold. Those who spend 10,000 yen can participate in either part of the event, while those who spend 18,000 yen can participate in both. (Both parts consist of a talk, signing, and cheki shooting session.)
  • Cure Vol.149 features Black Gene For the Next Scene, GIGAMOUS, LIN, PENTAGON, and GOEMON RECORDS president YU-I.
  • ARLEQUIN live report is up at UREpia (ウレぴあ).
  • REVINE vs SHAPE SHIFTER twoman, Shinsaibashi Gekka Raimei (心斎橋月下雷鳴), will be held on 2016-04-06 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) paradigm, with opening act 無玄-MUKURO-.
  • PENTAGON × Belle (ベル) twoman, AGAINST THE RULES, will be held on 2016-03-03 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA.
  • PENTAGON sponsored event, TEAR'S LIBERATION, will be held on 2016-02-24 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA.
  • Like an Edison 2016 HAPPY NEW YEAR DVD [Type-A] features: AVANCHICK, ARLEQUIN, GIGAMOUS, SHAPE SHIFTER, D, and many others.

    [Type-B] features: Dead Children
    , Devil Kitty, THE BLACK SWAN, PENTAGON, Minus Jin-Say Orchestra, More, and many more.

    Those who spend 1,000 yen at Like an Edison stores can choose either DVD, those who spend 2,000 yen receive both.
  • ARLEQUIN vocalist Aki (暁) will participate in seek's session band during Tokyo Chaos 2015 on 2015-12-31 at Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyougijou Dainitaiikukan (国立代々木競技場 第二体育館).
    seek SESSION (seek セッション)
    【V. Aki (暁) [ARLEQUIN / G. Kazuki (一樹) [BugLug] / G. Kayuu (華遊) [ex-ν] / B. seek [Mix Speaker's,Inc.] / D. 宏崇-hirotaka- [R Shitei (R指定)]】
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.)
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! ♥
Riku band「C」to perform at ROCKSTAR RECORDS event, "大激突"
「C」 SESSION, the newest band of Riku (ex-LIN, chariots, etc.) will be performing again (and have also uploaded their first promo picture~)! This time they'll be performing with ROCKSTAR RECORDS bands at Shinjuku Blaze on December 14.

Now shortened as 「C」, and with the same lineup, the band will perform as guests at the ROCKSTAR RECORDS presents event, 大激突, alongside ROCKSTAR bands AVANCHICK, Devil Kitty, etc. Other bands include SHAPE SHIFTER, THE GALLO, Synk;yet, NINJAMAN JAPAN, and GELLONIMO.
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.
New (???) Band - Devil Kitty
Related to the previous post, signed to Rockstar is a """new""" band Devil Kitty, fronted by the very sarcastic, and somewhat eccentric, Yuuga. As some of you may remember, back in the early 2000's (prior to the closing of Eternal) there was another band named DEViL KiTTY that Yuuga was in. While this band shares the same name, they are supposed to be considered two separate entities. Yuuga's also nabbed Majyu as the drummer for this band, so I'm interested to see how active Shape Shifter is with a part-time drummer.

The band started out as a session known as 悪魔鬼茶(akuma kicha), which only makes this situation more confusing as that was one of DEViL KiTTY's (the old one!) first releases.

Devil Kitty are:
V. Yuuga (優雅) [Chateau La Tour, Kar'MariA, DEViL KiTTY, GOKIBURI, etc]
G. kazuto (一斗) [Xaltea, GOKIBURI]
B. ruchi [xTripx, DOLLARS]
D. Majyu [Ex-Babylon, SIVA (Support), E'm~Grief~, Jikuu Kaizoku SEVEN SEAS (時空海賊SEVEN SEAS), Shape Shifter etc]

You can find their ohp here:
SUI and MIZALY sessions
LIN V. SUI and G. MIZALY will hold a session at Re;aL's sponsored event on 2015-09-25. The other members have not yet been announced. SUI will also participate in a session event on 2015-07-23 (which includes some ex-chariots and SHAPE SHIFTER members).
Vocalist Z (of Moi Dix Mois and Art Cube) has announced that he is making a new band featuring some former UCP musicians! Their name is SHAPE SHIFTER and they are signed to DUALCORE SOUND ENTERPRISE, like Art Cube was.

V. Z [Ex-After Image, Hizaki (Support), Brain Hacker, Art Cube, Moi Dix Mois, etc]
G. Igarashi Tomoka (五十嵐 友華)
G. Igarashi Takuya (五十嵐 拓也) (Tomoka's younger brother)
B. Houjou Jin (北條 迅) [Ex-Feather's Blue, Chariots (Support), UnsraW, etc]
D. Aki Majuri (安岐 真珠理) [Ex-Babylon, SIVA (Support), E'm~Grief~, Jikuu Kaizoku SEVEN SEAS (時空海賊SEVEN SEAS), etc]

They've both opened an official home page and a Twitter account.

Here's to hoping they're more active than Art Cube were. I, for one, am happy to see Maiju back!


V. Z / G. Igarashi Tomoka / G. Igarashi Takuya / B. Jun / D. Aki Majuri

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