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Posts from 2016

New project: Aidoll
New project: Aidoll

Aidoll has formed! It's a side project of Paranoid≠circuS vocalist 我儿-garu- and ex-SUZAKU~AiM MaiM drummer Karen (火憐).

Their first live will be held on 2016-04-02 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋), at which their first CD, Namagomi ××ko no Isshou。 (生ゴミ××子の一生。), will be distributed. Attendees who spend 2,000 yen on the band's goods will further receive the CD SWEET PEA (スイートピー). Previews of both songs are up now:

我儿-garu- will perform under his pseudonym Yuuki Ai (優月 愛)―I didn't realize it before, but apparently some Paranoid≠circuS songs were written under this pseudonym!―but will appear as his normal self at the goods booth.

Aidoll will play the following songs:
Namagomi ××ko no Isshou。
Dokusenyoku (毒染欲) (Paranoid≠circuS cover)
CANARIA (リナリア) (AiM MaiM cover)

Posts from 2015

Mischievous second act
Mischievous second act

Mischievous “second act” (new lineup) will be revealed on 2016-01-01. From the teaser image, it appears that they will gain a fourth member―I wonder if Karen (火憐) [ex-SUZAKU] will join, since ALVION is disbanding...

Mischievous has already been through several changes; having started as session band ABSOLUTE TERA.F, changing to formal band ISORA, and finally Mischievous, losing and gaining members all along the way...
News roundup 3/5
Here's some minor news:

  • As of March 1st, Hideaki (秀暁) ex-bassist of DAS:VASSER has joined UNDEAD (which has been home to many Nagoya based bandmen: ex-AZALEA, hurts, etc.).
  • Lilith will hold their 10th oneman live, 魔都制圧 -In to the CORE-, on 2015-03-28.

    Their first China tour, 円夢中華 -The Freak of Saviour-, will begin on 2015-04-10, and will feature a live with girugämesh on the 12th and a live with Royz on the 24th. The tour final, 魔都制圧 -Neo Scream-, will be held on 2015-07-25.
  • THE BLACK SWAN will hold their threeman, KILLER×KILLER CARNIVAL vol.3, versus DEZERT and Kuroyuuri to Kage (黒百合と影) on 2015-05-22 at Ikebukuro EDGE.
  • It appears that, from 2015-03-01, ex-SUZAKU guitarist Hazuki (葉月) is once again providing support for AiM MaiM. The band also has a new look, which you can see on their artist page.
  • ARLEQUIN appeared on the 109 public TV screen in Shibuya (渋谷) from 2015-02-23 through 2015-03-01 (pic here). They also had a billboard truck (pic here).

    These are quite big promotional steps for an indie visual kei band!
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.

Posts from 2014

AiM MaiM guitarist on temporary leave
AiM MaiM guitarist on temporary leave

AiM MaiM has announced that, due to his obligations with school work, guitarist HARUKA (ハルカ) will be temporarily leaving the band beginning immediately. ex-SUZAKU Hazuki (葉月) will act as support guitarist at AiM MaiM's 2014-12-16 live, and other support guitarists will be announced in the future.

According to the king zeebra blog post, HARUKA may occasionally appear on stage, and will supposedly return to the band after a certain time in 2015. We'll see how that works out though...
king zeebra celebrates anniversary
king zeebra, the label founded by ex-SUZAKU vocalist Itsuki, will celebrate its 1 year anniversary!

king zeebra presents 1 year anniversary event Kaimamieru Zekkei vol.2 (垣間見える絶景 vol.2)
2014-10-29 at OSAKA MUSE
AiM MaiM / Tatoeba Konna Hanashi / XENON / CARDIA (カルディア) / REVINE / The Verse / countdown

On 2014-07-09, a special session band comprised of ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION roadies held its first (and only) live:

  • V. Yuushi (優心)
    [ex-SUZAKU roadie → Paranoid≠circuS, LIN roadie as 我儿​-garu-​​​​​]
  • G. ИisuRa
    [ex-? roadie → The Verse]
  • G. Jun (じゅん)
    [ex-? roadie → PENG☆KING (ぺんぐ☆王)]
  • B. Nea (ねあ)
    [ex-? roadie → Day Dream ~ etc. ~ PENG☆KING]
  • D. Mizuki (水稀)
    [ex-Vior gloire roadie → the:Ø and Purple Stone roadie as Mifuyu (美冬)]


  1. MaGARU Suiren ` KaKERU [11ul] (曲ガル睡蓮`駆ケル[11ul]) (SUZAKU cover)
  2. AGITATOR (Vior gloire cover)
  3. S.A.C (Paranoid≠circuS cover)
  4. FISHFIGHT (フィッシュファイト) (CindyKate cover)

Itsuki birthday event
king zeebra president and ex-SUZAKU (朱) vocalist Itsuki (樹) will hold his birthday event on 2014-09-14. In addition to appearances by UCP family bands, Itsuki's former band Envus will hold a one day revival!

king zeebra presents Itsuki birthday event -Squalid Beauty 03-
2014-09-14 at Nishikujo (西九条) BRAND NEW
  • Envus (one day revival) 【V. Itsuki (ex-SUZAKU) / G. Haruka [ex-MonoLog ~ AiM MaiM support] / G. Kaoru (薫) [HOLYCLOCK] / B. Kagari (ex-SUZAKU Kizuna) / D. Yuki (ex-SUZAKU Karen)】
  • ISORA (イソラ) / the:Ø / the birdman / planetarium / CHRISHUNA (クリシュナ) / FOODED SEAL / Antares

By the way, ISORA bassist Kizuna (ex-SUZAKU) will also hold his hastily-decided birthday event on 2014-07-23 at Ash OSAKA, Ikuu Ennichi ~Kizuna~ (異空縁日~絆~). ISORA and the members' sessions will perform.
ISORA session night: Cu[be] vocalist, SUZAKU, and more
ISORA (イソラ) has revealed the session lineups for its celebration of guitarist 空-ciel's birthday. Among others, the ex-vocalist of Cu[be] and ex-members of SUZAKU (朱) are featured!

Gt. 空-ciel Birthday EVENT!! Himitsushugi (秘密主義)
2014-06-26 at Ash OSAKA
  • AiM MaiM (曖ム昧ム)
  • La'veil MizeriA
  • ciel-ciel SESSION (空-cielセッション) 【V. K [DISGUST] / G. ciel-ciel [ISORA] / G. TBA / B. ROID (ロイド) [Jigokue (地獄絵) support] / D. 火憐-Karen- (ex-SUZAKU)】
  • Kizuna SESSION (絆セッション) 【V. Lara (螺々) (ex-Cu[be]) / G. Kizuna [ISORA] / B. Yui (結衣) [HOLYCLOCK] / D. Karen [ex-SUZAKU]
  • Yuuho SESSION (優歩セッション) 【V. Saica (槐) [the:Ø] / G. Yuuho (ISORA) / G. Adan (亜弾) / B. Shiki (四季) [Dixdriver] / D. TBA】
  • REIRA SESSION (レイラセッション)
  • Shiki SESSION (式セッション) 【V. Nagi (なぎ) [ex-EINESEELE] / G. hori / G. Shiki [ex-IDEAL] / B. Tsubasa (翼) / D. JUN (ジュン) [ex-tomodachi (トモダチ)]】
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.
ex-SUZAKU vocalist new unit
ex-SUZAKU (朱) vocalist, and president of king zeebra, Itsuki (樹) has finally announced a new band! His time-limited project AiM MaiM (曖ム昧ム) will feature the concept of “Gokusai RETRO POP” (極彩レトロポップ; colorful retro pop), and they've already uploaded a teaser video with a small music sample.

AiM MaiM (曖ム昧ム) are:
V. Edogawa Itsuki (江戸川 樹) [ex-SUZAKU (朱)]
G. Natsume Sakutarou (夏目 朔太郎) [ex-Lucid]

The project will hold its first live at the 2014-06-26 session event sponsored by ISORA (イソラ). The support members for that live are 【G. HARUKA (ex-Envus ~ MonoLog) / B. Kizuna (絆) (ISORA) / D. MAKI (ex-Lucid)】. AiM MaiM's next lives will be on 2014-08-07 and 2014-08-09.

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

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

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

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

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

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

ISORA artist page discography
MonoLog disbands
MonoLog―new band of ex-Synside guitarist kikyo, which featured ex-SUZAKU (朱) drummer Karen (火憐) as support―has disbanded as of 2014-03-31 due members' inability to agree on activities for 2014. The members state that they planned to announce it during their 2014-03-23 live, but it was cancelled due to the vocalist's temporary hearing loss, so they had no choice but to announce it today via their blogs.

Everything kikyo touches is a mess, so I'm not surprised. Good riddance to this waste-of-a-year band with no releases or movement...! Let's reminisce with samples of their 2 half-songs:

ISORA vocalist fired
Before even holding their first live, ISORA (イソラ) has fired vocalist Syuuya (秋夜). The following events occurred:

  1. The entire band was schedule to meet at a certain place on 2014-03-25, but vocalist Syuuya did not appear.
  2. At the same time that the band called him, they noticed that his Twitter (and Ameblo) had been deleted.
  3. The next night (2014-03-26), the band received a message from Syuuya saying only “Sorry.”
  4. ISORA members have been unable to contact him since.

As he has caused trouble to the band and their label king zeebra, Syuuya has been fired by the other members. ISORA's first live event on 2014-03-29 will still be held, albeit with guest vocalists:
  • Kikyo (祈狂) (La'veil MizeriA)
  • daisuke (大介-daisuke)
  • Ryo (亮) (ex-KOKUYOKU (黒翼))

It's unclear whether or not ISORA will still contribute a track to the SOUND OF NOISE 2014 omnibus.
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.
Musoukai new events announced
Ray, ex-NEGA and now president of his own label(?) Musoukai (無双会), has announced his label's collaboration event with Livqueur Records (label of ex-KALEN (カレン) Takaya).

By the way, the full lineups of Musoukai's 2014-03-08 event appearances from ex-NEGA and ex-SUZAKU members were already revealed; you can check them on the original post.

Livqueur Records × Musoukai Presents Osaka Special Night (大阪Special Night)
2014-03-30 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) soma
  • PLACEBO with Ray (プラセボ with Ray) (special guest)
  • [Chou]RaRa. ([蝶]RaRa.) / DECIDE / (c・A・t)

Osaka Special Night ~SESSION Matsuri~ (大阪Special Night~セッション祭り~)
2014-03-31 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) soma
  • KOTESEBO (コテセボ) 【V. rima (PLACEBO) / G. hina (PLACEBO) / B. Tomoki? (朋希) / D. sakura】

  • Dainippon Itai Geisha (大日本痛い芸者) 【V. Toshiki (十式) (DECIDE) / G. Akira? (Gekisou! Sakamoto Kinpachi 24 Ji (激走!坂本金八24時)) / G. IO (イオ) (ex-Rext) / B. Yunyun (ゆんゆん) (ex-Rext) / D. TBA】

  • Takachan World (たかちゃんわーるど) 【V. TAKAYUKI / G. Remu (れむ) (DECIDE) / G. Yuura (憂羅) (DECIDE) / B. Ritsu (率) (ex-Ampride) / D. Yuppi (ゆっぴ) (DECIDE)

  • Witch Craft Works 【V. Kagari? (篝) / G. Remu (れむ) (DECIDE) / G. Jun (巡) (ex-DiaboluS) / B. Mira (みら) / D. TBA】

  • Dokumocchaimasu SESSION (毒盛っちゃいますセッション) 【V. Yuzuki (柚葵) ([Chou]RaRa.) / G. Yura (憂羅) (DECIDE) / G. Mafuyu (繭冬) ([Chou]RaRa.) / B. Sara (沙羅) (DECIDE) / D. Shin (しん) ((c・A・t)<world sp.)】

  • RaRaGaMe (ららげーむ) 【V. Kazuha (和葉) (BuG_GaMe) / G. Masa (雅咲) ([Chou]RaRa.) / G. Kee ([Chou]RaRa.) / B. KIYO (キヨ) (BuG_GaMe) / D. Kuuri (空莉) (ex-[Chou]RaRa.)】

  • Ganmen Heiki Yuuya (顔面兵器ゆーや) 【V. Yuuya (ゆーや) / G. Shogo (ex-Lougenel) / G. Sorasaki Daisuke (蒼空咲 大介) (ex-GALLMAZZO) / B. Asahi (あさひ) (ex-AMEDAMA (アメダマ)) / D. TBA】

  • Jidai da toka Hayari da toka yoku Kain nee kedo You ha KAKKOyokerya sore de ii n ja nee no (時代だとか流行だとかよく解んねぇけど要はカッコ良けりゃそれでいいんじゃねぇの) 【V. Sorasaki Daisuke (蒼空咲 大介) (ex-GALLMAZZO) / G. Nisura (にすら) / G. ReI / B. Asahi (あさひ) (ex-AMEDAMA (アメダマ)) / D. Jun (じゅん)】

  • Uta Maru POWER Chuunyuushitai (うたまるパワー注入し隊) 【V. Yuusuke (勇介) / G. Nanba (なんば) (tentative) / B. Akina? (聖奈) / D. Kikei? (鬼繋) (ex-KOKUYOKU (黒翼))】

SAN and Ray event details
Further lineup details have been revealed for the Musoukai (無双会) live event on 2014-03-08:

Musoukai PresentsShinsaibashi Bakuon Matsuri ~Naniwa Hatsujouriku~ (心斎橋爆音祭り~なにわ初上陸~) 2014-03-08 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) soma
  • Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) 【V. Itsuki (樹) (ex-SUZAKU) / G. Ao (碧) (ex-paradeis) / G. KAEDE (カヱデ) (ex-MEKAKUSHI (メカクシ)) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. REIYA (ex-LIN)
  • Jikkentai NEMESIS (実験体NEMESIS) 【V. Saica (槐) (ex-Reeper) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. Hiroya? (尋弥) / B. Nagi (凪) (REGALIA (レガリア)) / D. ARU (アル) (ex-Vior gloire)
  • ABSOLUTE TERA.F (アブソリュートテラ.F) (ex-SUZAKU Kizuna prototype band) 【V. Syuuya (秋夜) (ex-scarlet) / G. ciel (空-ciel) (ex-Metztli) / G. Yuho? (優歩) (ex-EINSEELE sp.) / B. Kizuna (絆) (ex-SUZAKU) / D. Karen (火燐) (ex-SUZAKU)
  • DECIDE (produced by ex-NEGA Ray) / [Chou]RaRa. ([螺]RaRa.) / Gekisou! Sakamoto Kinpachi 24 Ji (激走!坂本金八24時) / SAMUKURO (サムクロ)
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.
Kizuna's new band
ex-SUZAKU (朱) bassist Kizuna (絆) has announced that his session band ABSOLUTE TERROR.F (アブソリュートテラ.F) will change to a new formal band, ISORA (イソラ) on 2014-03-08. The band will have 4 members and already has 2 original songs.
Session updates 1/27
Here are the latest session band updates, this time featuring SUZAKU (朱), LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-), NEGA, and more:

Musoukai Presents Shinsaibashi Bakuon Matsuri ~Naniwa Hatsujouriku~ (心斎橋爆音祭り~なにわ初上陸~)
2014-03-08 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) soma
  • Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) 【V. 樹-Itsuki- (ex-SUZAKU) / G. TBA / G. TBA / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. REIYA (ex-LIN)
  • Jikkentai NEMESIS (実験体NEMESIS) 【G. SAN / others TBA】
  • MonoLogSupport D. 火憐-Karen- (ex-SUZAKU) / etc.】
  • DECIDE (produced by ex-NEGA Ray) / [Chou]RaRa. ([蝶]RaRa.) / SAMUKURO (サムクロ) / others TBA

rivabook presents Neo STARGATE
2014-04-07 at Osaka RUIDO
  • Shungokusatsu (瞬獄殺) 【V. Itsuki (ex-SUZAKU) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / others TBA】
  • landz. / ELM (エルム) / Xenon / WeZ / SIBILE BASHIR (シビレバシル) / Dangan NO LIMIT (弾丸 NO LIMIT)

Raychel BAND 2/6 appearance update
Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) has announced the second guitarist for their 2014-02-06 appearance: 【V. Itsuki (いつき) (ex-SUZAKU) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. ARU (アル) (ex-Vior gloire) / G. Ao (碧) (ex-paradeis)】.
Karen's 1/11 appearance
SUZAKU (朱) drummer Karen (火憐) appeared at session copy band event Shinshun!! Otoshidama COPY Kikaku!! ~Konnen mo Douzo YOROSHIKU Onegaiitashimasu!~ (新春!!お年玉コピー企画!! ~今年もどうぞヨロシクお願い致します!~) with unit SHANAKUENPI Munekun (シャナクエンピむねくん).

Posts from 2013

SUZAKU and Shungokusatsu session updates
Some updates on session bands featuring ex-SUZAKU (朱) members:
  • As previously announced, Shungokusatsu (瞬獄殺) will perform on 2013-12-24 at Shibuya (渋谷) Rex. The guitarist has been announced: Aki, who also appeared in session bands by ex-SUZAKU bassist Kizuna (絆). 【V. Itsuki (樹) (SUZAKU) / B. RENA (Vior gloire) / G. Aki / (others TBA)】
  • On 2013-12-06 at LIV'ERT sponsored event, the session band of ex-bassist Kizuna (絆) performed, featuring ex-drummer Karen (火憐): 【V. Syuuya (秋夜) (ex-scarlet) / G. aki / G. Yuuho? (優歩) / B. Kizuna (ex-SUZAKU) / Support D. Karen (ex-SUZAKU)
  • Drummer Karen acted as support drummer for MonoLog (new band of ex-Synside guitarist kikyo) at their 2013-12-08 live.
  • Drummer Karen will perform with MonoLog bassist Misamisa (みさみさ) in a copy band on 2014-01-11 at Minamihorie (南堀江) ZERO, further details TBA.
Raychel BAND appearance
Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド), the ongoing session band of ex-NEGA Ray, has announced a February performance. This time the lineup features ex-NEGA, SUZAKU (朱), and Vior gloire members, with an additional member TBA. Personally, it's a lineup that I would love to see as a real band!!

By the way, the event is sponsored by ELE-MUSIC, which is the label of ex-DAS:VASSER bassist Hideaki (秀暁). And the event features Pink-Tribal (ex-Aliene Ma'riage~DAS:VASSER~La'Mule members), DECIDE (produced by Ray), and Paranoid≠circuS (ex-SUZAKU roadie band). So it seems like a pretty cool event all around :)

ELE-MUSIC PRESENTSTensei-2014-Fuyu (転生-2014-冬) 2014-02-06 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) BIG CAT
  • Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) 【V. Itsuki (いつき) (ex-SUZAKU) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. ARU (アル) (ex-Vior gloire) / G. TBA】
  • Pink-Tribal / DECIDE / umbrella / LOCUS / Benizemi (紅蝉) / SoniqRush. / UNDER FALL JUSTICE / Paranoid≠circuS
SUZAKU members at countdown live
ex-SUZAKU (朱) members will perform at 2013-12-31 New Year countdown event, ALL NIGHT Jikkouiinkai Shusai ~2014 Nenhe no Kiseki to Kiseki~ (オールナイト実行委員会主催 ~2014年への軌跡と奇跡~) at Osaka BRAND NEW. They will perform with Buchiagezu (ぶちあげず) 【V. 樹-Itsuki- (ex-SUZAKU) / G. 琢弥 (Takuya) (HOLYCLOCK) / G. Kaoru (薫) (HOLYCLOCK) / B. 紅羽-kureha- (ex-Paranoid≠circuS) / D. 火憐-Karen- (ex-SUZAKU)】.
king zeebra announces 2nd event
king zeebra, the new label by ex-SUZAKU (朱) vocalist Itsuki (樹)―I think―has announced its second sponsored event. As before, the event will feature ex-SUZAKU, Vior gloire, and NEGA members, including the Shugokusatsu (瞬獄殺) session; so check it out!

king zeebra 2nd sponsored eventking zeebra Shinshun【zome】 Matsuri 2014 (king zeebra新春【初】祭 2014) 2014-01-31 at Ash OSAKA
  • Shugokusatsu (瞬獄殺) 【V. 樹-Itsuki- (ex-SUZAKU) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / D. 火憐-Karen- (ex-SUZAKU)
  • ABSOLUTE TERA.F (アブソリュートテラ.F) 【V. Syuuya (秋夜) (ex-scarlet) / G. Aki (ex-Metztli) / B. 絆-Kizuna- (ex-SUZAKU) / G.&D. undecided】
  • Carrot Vacation Club / AIM / HAYRAL / Daisuke SESSION (大介セッション) / others TBA
Shugokusatsu (and related) recent activity
Couple of bits of info about Shugokusatsu (瞬獄殺), the continuous session band of ex-SUZAKU (朱) vocalist Itsuki (樹) and ex-Vior gloire bassist RENA:

  • Shugokusatsu will perform on 2013-12-24 at SHIBUYA-REX (guitarist and drummer TBA). ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) band FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) will also play at that event.
  • Before that, Shugokusatsu will also perform on 2013-12-12 at Osaka (大阪) RUIDO, with ex-NEGA guitarist SAN and ex-Vior gloire drummer ARU (アル).
  • On 2013-10-24, Shugokusatsu performed with ex-NEGA guitarist SAN and ex-SUZAKU drummer Karen (火憐). They played MaGARU by SUZAKU, Niji by L'Arc~en~Ciel, AGITATOR by Vior gloire, and Kusarekoi by SUZAKU.
  • ex-SUZAKU band Envus will hold a one day revival on 2014-01-11 (further details TBA). 【V. HIDEKI (ex-SUZAKU Itsuki) / G. Haruka (MonoLog) / G. Kaoru (holyclock) / B. Kagari (ex-SUZAKU Kizuna)】
  • New Kansai-area indie label king zeebra seems to be owned by Itsuki.
FUTURISM・BOYZ' UNDER CODE family session event
FUTURISM・BOYZ vocalist CO- is sponsoring a session event comprised almost entirely of ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION band members! Check out the awesome lineup below:

FUTURISM・BOYZ vocalist CO- sponsored event Yamaguchi FESTIVAL!! (山口フェスティバル!!)
2013-10-06 at Ash Osaka

  • Yatter Man 【V. CO- (F・B) / G. KANATA (ex-LIN) / B. Karasu (ex-SUZAKU) / D. REIYA (ex-LIN)】
  • SAN BAND 【V. YU-I (ex-CindyKate) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. YUKIHIRO (F・B) / B. Yu (ex-NEGA(?)) / D. ARU (ex-Vior gloire)】
  • Zutsuu (頭痛) 【V. Ren (ex-Dali) / G & B & D. (undecided)】
  • RENA with “CrazySound” Makers 【V. Ryu (holyclock) / G. Takuya (holyclock) / G. Go (HYRAL) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / D. Kyong Kyong】
  • Mon☆ster (もん☆すたぁ) 【V. garu (Paranoid≠circuS) / G. zyaki (Paranoid≠circuS) / B. SHUU / D. PIICHI】

By the way, I wonder if Zutsuu will be a “prototype” for a band which Ren has mentioned thinking about.
ex-UCP sessions update 2013-09-22
Here are some recent and upcoming sessions featuring ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION band members. Know something I missed? Share it in the comments!

● 2013-08-26 at Ash OSAKA
黒烏龍茶 【B. Karasu (ex-SUZAKU) / V. Syuuya (ex-scarlet) / G. Ao (ex-paradeis) / D. minoru (ex-Called≠Plan)】

● 2013-09-01 at Shinsaibashi club ALIVE
GRiST 【V. shall (ex-Vior gloire) / etc.】
※ live-limited live DVD sold

● 2013-09-08 at Pillar Cafe
Otake (ex-CindyKate)

● 2013-09-15 at Birth Shinjuku
BIRTHDAY SPECIAL SESSION BAND (バースデースペシャルセッションバンド) 【G. Otake (ex-CindyKate) / V. Tsubaki (ViolenSus Luxion) / G. Maki (Diana) / B. Tama (GOKIBURI) / D. Soara (Diana)】

● 2013-09-16 at Ash OSAKA
Shugokusatsu (瞬獄殺) 【V. Ituki (ex-SUZAKU) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / etc.】

● 2013-09-17
Kizuna (絆) (ex-SUZAKU)

● 2013-09-18 at Ikebukuro CYBER
Otake (ex-CindyKate)

● 2013-09-21 at INAZUMA ROCK FES 2013
Purple Stone 【feat. Support D. ARU (ex-Vior gloire)

● 2013-09-27 at OSAKA RUIDO
Purple Stone 【feat Support D. ARU (ex-Vior gloire)

● 2013-10-02 at Ikebukuro RUIDO K3
Sui SESSION (翠セッション) 【V. Sui (ex-Megaromania) / G. Misery (ex-Megaromania) / B. Jin (ex-chariots) / D. Maju (ex-E'm ~grief~) / G. Kyohei (ex-zechs)】

● 2013-10-13 at Nagoya ell.SIZE
Tairou Shineitai (太郎親衛隊) 【V. Saki (ex-ClearVeil) / G. Nozomi (ex-ClearVeil) / B. Hisayoshi (ex-ClearVeil) / D. Yuize (ex-ClearVeil support) / G. Takaki (DEATHGAZE)】

● 2013-10-19 at Tokyo KINEMA Club
VAMPIRE ROSE 【D. Yushi (ex-Megaromania) / V. ROSE (VAMPIRE ROSE) / G. KAZ (ex-Ⅶ-Sense) / G. LUVIO (La'veil MizeriA) / B. Shiori (Synk;yet)】

● 2013-10-21 at Ikebukuro CYBER
Unchain Project-holy night- 【V. YU-I (ex-CindyKate) / G. Chikage (ex-Megaromania) / G. Otake (ex-CindyKate) / B. Hyoga (ex-Megaromania) / D. Yushi (ex-Megaromania)

● 2013-10-22 at Ikebukuro CYBER
Unchain Project-dark night- 【V. YU-I (ex-CindyKate) / G. Chikage (ex-Megaromania) / G. Otake (ex-CindyKate) / B. Hyoga (ex-Megaromania) / D. Yushi (ex-Megaromania)

● 2013-10-23 at Ikebukuro CYBER
MegaCin (メガシン) 【V. YU-I (ex-CindyKate) / G. Chikage (ex-Megaromania) / G. Otake (ex-CindyKate) / B. Hyoga (ex-Megaromania) / D. Yushi (ex-Megaromania)
※ Hyoga (ex-Megaromania) will hold a “talk show” press conference featuring moderator Otake (ex-CindyKate)
※ Hyoga (ex-Megaromania) will retire after this live

● 2013-10-24 at Shinsaibashi FANJ-twice
Shugokusatsu (瞬獄殺) 【V. Ituki (ex-SUZAKU) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / etc.】
Kizuna SESSION BAND (絆セッションバンド) 【G. SAN (ex-NEGA)

● 2013-11-01 at Ikebukuro RUDIO K3
Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) 【B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / etc.】

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

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

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

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:

2013-07-03 3,000 yen omnibus album CD

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

UCP members session event
Many members of UCP bands will be participating in Ash OSAKA's session event, MOVING TARGET, on June 29th. Some of the sessions sound quite cool; check out the full lineup below!


  • ATOHASORA (アトハソラ) (guest) (added 2013-06-06) V. RIKU (LIN) / V. Sui (Megaromania) / G. Misery (Megaromania) / G. KANATA (LIN) / B. Hyoga (Megaromania) / D. REIYA (LIN)

  • Against the pill V. Rayka (REALies) / G. Yuuki (RevleZ) / B. Haruka (ex-Diverse glare in Riot) / D. Kaya

  • MOLS→MOLS (MOLS→モルスァ) V. JUKI (Oneness) / G. Kayuki (2nd Dyz) / G. Tsukasa (ex-Lilt) / B. Misamisa (MonoLog) / D. Syuma (Oneness)

  • planetarium Z V. MAR (planetarium) / G. Rin (planetarium) / G. Tatsuro / B. Hisa (planetarium) / K. Yuno (planetarium) / D. MASA (ex-SEED)

  • Sabishi SOMETHING (寂死サムシング) V. Aki (ex-Diverse glare in Riot) / G. Ritsu (REALies) / G. Kayuki (2nd Dyz) / B. Orochi (ZIN) / D. Shun (FUTURISM・BOYZ)

  • Choushakaijinkyuu no Keionbu (超社会人級の軽音部) V. mizuki (Re:ACT) / G. TOSHI (DGR) / G. Jun (ex-DiaboluS) / B. Takaya (hannah) / D. zodd (DGR)

  • VIOR CRISHUNA (ビオルクリシュナ) V. shall (Vior gloire) / G. serra (Vior gloire) / G. Ahiro (CRISHUNA) / B. Kira (CRISHUNA) / D. RAJAS (CRISHUNA)

  • Shungokusatsu (瞬獄殺) V. Itsuki (SUZAKU) / G. sai (REVINE) / B. RENA (Vior gloire) / D. jun (REVINE)

  • Shuzaku (しゅざく) (Paranoid≠circuS)

  • Level 0 V. Reiya (MeLt) / G. Ao (ex-paradeis) / G. SORA (MeLt) / B. Rin (ex-ISK;M) / D. minoru (Called≠Plan)

  • TWILIGHT PRINCESS (トワイライトプリンス) V. Ryo (ex-KOKUYOKU) / G. Yua / G. Shin / B. Mira / D. Haneki


UNDER CODE teases last collaboration

KISAKI has been dropping hints about “UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's last collaboration.” Although it's unclear what the collaboration is, we have the following information:

  • It involves the vocalists of all current UNDER CODE bands―they just did a photoshoot (see above) with KISAKI specifically for the collaboration.
  • It probably involves music―KISAKI's been in the studio working on arrangement.
  • It seems to have been decided at the last minute―KISAKI said that he's been in the studio for hours, under intense pressure, trying to finish by the upcoming deadline.

My guess is a last collaboration song, maybe something like KISAKI did with Wataru, RIKU, and Jui in 2007 when 12012, Phantasmagoria, and VIDOLL were graduating from the label (...well, were planning to, anyway). What do you think? Whatever the last collaboration is, we'll find out on May 3rd, when it's announced at UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's last live.

2013-04-30 edit: A special photoset of the collaboration photos (seen above) will be sold at UNDER CODE's dissolution event for 2,000 yen. Cheki from the photoshoot will also be sold, in pairs, for 1,000 yen.
SUZAKU activity pause
At today's sponsored event, SUZAKU (朱) announced that they intend to pause activities. The band's current remaining activity is as follows:
  • 4/27 twoman with Vior gloire
  • 5/3 graduate from UNDER CODE
  • 5/24~26 coupling sponsored event with Vior gloire
  • 6/15 last sponsored event at Shinsaibashi CLAPPER
  • 6/16 activity pause oneman at Shinsaibashi CLAPPER

Although I loved their first single, I've been very bothered by their apparent-complacency, in the sense that they wrote very little music in the two(!) years since then. So, personally, the only thing surprising about the announcement is that they're not disbanding.
SUZAKU important announcement event

SUZAKU (朱) has announced the lineup for their sponsored event “Daishuen ~Manjushage~” (大朱宴~曼珠沙華~), at which they will make an important announcement.

SUZAKU important announcement sponsored eventDaishuen ~Manjushage~ (大朱宴~曼珠沙華~) 2013-04-23 at Ash OSAKA

SUZAKU (朱) / CHRISHUNA (クリシュナ) / testament / (絆-kizuna- session) / (鴉-karasu- session)

SUZAKU to make important announcement

Of course, it seems certain that the announcement will be disbandment: SUZAKU hasn't written any new songs (AFAIK) in about 8 months, and each month has seen another UNDER CODE disbandment announcement, so...
SUZAKU emergency important announcement

SUZAKU has decided to make an important announcement. The announcement will be revealed at their urgently-planned sponsored event on April 23rd at Ash OSAKA.

Furthermore, the band has decided to appear at the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION last tour Nihon Seiatsu FINAL -since 2003~2013- special night on March 15th at Shinsaibashi LIVE HOUSE Pangea. SUZAKU will appear at the opening act on that night.

SUZAKU urgently-planned important announcement sponsored event Daisuzaku Utage ~Manjushage~ (大朱宴~曼珠沙華~)
2013-04-23 at Ash OSAKA
SUZAKU (important announcement), (others TBA)

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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UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced its 10th anniversary last tour: Nihon Seiatsu FINAL -since 2003~2013- (日本制圧FINAL -since 2003~2013-). The tour will take place from March 1st through May 3rd, after which UNDER CODE will dismantle.

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Posts from 2012

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION event series finals

As part of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's 10th anniversary special events, the final edition of the label's long-running event series, act unlawfully, has been announced. A final edition of the recent newcomer's event series, NEXT INNOVATORS, has been announced as well.

2013-02-14 at OSAKA MUSE
LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) / REALies / Crimson Shiva / Called≠Plan / SUZAKU (朱) / Rext / Xenon / Vallquar / FOWR

2013-02-10 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) VARON
SUZAKU (朱) / Vior gloire / Cu[be] / SUZACUBGLOIRE Ⅱ (スザキューブグロアⅡ) [V. shall (Vior gloire) / G. Toya (Cu[be]) / G. serra (Vior gloire) / D. Karen (SUZAKU)] / Adabana (徒花) [V. Itsuki (SUZAKU) / G. Karasu (SUZAKU) / G. Nao (Cu[be]) / B. RENA (Vior gloire) / D. ARU (Vior gloire)] / (large session)

Arc one day revival information

Today, more information about Arc's one day revival has been released! It seems that PERESTROIKA will hold a one day revival at the event as well, and special session bands Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji (罪団法人黒十字) and 可菜水木 (Kanamizuki) will also appear.

Arc one day revival sponsored event Warugakitachi no Saturday Night Fever☆!! Fukattsu Tokubetsuhen!! (悪ガキ達のSaturday Night Fever☆!! 復活特別編!!)
2013-02-09 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) VARON

  • Arc (one day revival)
  • CindyKate (シンディケイト)
  • PERESTROIKA (one day revival)
  • Kanamizuki (可菜水木) [Vo.&Gu. KANATA & MIZUKI (LIN)]
  • Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji (罪団法人黒十字) [Vo. RIKU (LIN) & Ren (ex-Dali) / Gu. KEETO (ex-Dali) / Gu. Hazuki (SUZAKU) / Ba. RENA (Vior gloire) / Ds. Karen (SUZAKU)]
LIN and SUZAKU fashion show

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION bands 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) and 朱 (SUZAKU) will be participating in a fashion show sponsored by KERA!

On November 3rd, fashion shop KERA, venue BIG STEP, and fashion academy Vantan will collaborate to present a fashion show. Along with traditional models, several musicians will appear to model clothes, and a few will even stick around to put on a mini live performance!

The event is free to observe, but special tickets will be available to guarantee entry. Those tickets can be obtained by purchasing one of the special collaboration items (proceeds of which go to charity), which also come with a special cheki of the collaborator.

UNDER CODE bands 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) and 朱 (SUZAKU) will be appearing at the event: LIN members RIKU, KANATA, and MIZUKI will be modeling clothes, as will all members of SUZAKU. RIKU, KANATA, and MIZUKI (of LIN) will stick around to perform during the mini-live (SUZAKU will not). Both bands collaborated with KERA to produce t-shirts (part of the charity collaboration series which comes with a special ticket and cheki), which can be seen below:

Left: LIN's t-shirt / Right: SUZAKU's t-shirt


UNDER CODE has hastily decided to hold another edition of CLUB★地下线 (CLUB★Chikasen) immediately after its New Year countdown live. At the event, all UNDER CODE band members (except from Cu[be]) and 120 lucky attendees will drink and have fun!

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION New Year's Eve SPECIAL PARTY CLUB★地下线★新年会 (CLUB★Chikasen★Shinenkai)
2013-01-01 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
All members from: 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN), NEGA, Megaromania, シンディケイト (CindyKate), FUTURISM・BOYZ, REALies, 朱 (SUZAKU), Vior gloire

limited 120 people
outside drinks and food are allowed
ID check will be performed

WE LOVE UNDER CODE privilege sharing program
Although it's ahead of schedule, I'm happy to announce the WE LOVE UNDER CODE privilege sharing program!

Starting today, those of you who purchase qualifying releases through CDJapan and provide proof to WE LOVE UNDER CODE will receive copies of Japan-only store privileges! The catch is that this only applies to certain releases (those which will be purchased by WE LOVE UNDER CODE staff participating in this program), and they must be purchased via the affiliate links below (this allows me to confirm the purchase, and any funds will go to special WE LOVE UNDER CODE programs planned for the rest of the year).

Participating in the program is simple: purchase one of the following qualifying CDs using the affiliate links below. Once you have completed your purchase, forward the CDJapan confirmation email to, and the privilege will be mailed to you upon its release.

Further clarifying information will be forthcoming in the next week, but these are the basics. I will continue to post updates any time that releases are added to or removed from this program, or if any there are any changes in privileges.

Although CDJapan is the best store for international visual kei purchases (because of its point rewards and multitude of payment options), it's sometimes sorely lacking in privileges when compared to Japanese stores. Hopefully this program can change that, even if only for a few people. I hope that this is a welcomed program for those of you who can only purchase from CDJapan!
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?

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
  4. インスパイア INSPIRE
  5. prologue2
  6. 狂い果てた現実に見た世界 Kurui Hate Genjitsu ni Mita Sekai
  7. リリアス・ソフィーと憂鬱 LILIAS ・ SOPHIE to Yuuutsu
  8. prologue3
  10. despair
  11. prologue4
  12. イロノナイセカイ IRONONAI SEKAI
  13. 君が居ない部屋 Kimi ga Inai Heya
  14. Locus

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

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
  7. 浮遊グラフィック Fuyuu GRAPHIC
  8. CHANGE!
  9. LaST A GaINST
  10. NEXT⇒

Buy at CDJapan

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

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)

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.

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

ダリコレ ディスク
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

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

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

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

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

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)

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
  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
  15. Rain fall in solitude
  16. Ideal future
  17. Oath-cross of eternity-
  18. Sabbath
  19. AURORA-destinies of world-

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

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)

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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
  7. 浮遊グラフィック Fuyuu GRAPHIC
  8. CHANGE!
  9. LaST A GaINST
  10. NEXT⇒

Buy at CDJapan

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

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
  4. インスパイア INSPIRE
  5. prologue2
  6. 狂い果てた現実に見た世界 Kurui Hate Genjitsu ni Mita Sekai
  7. リリアス・ソフィーと憂鬱 LILIAS ・ SOPHIE to Yuuutsu
  8. prologue3
  10. despair
  11. prologue4
  12. イロノナイセカイ IRONONAI SEKAI
  13. 君が居ない部屋 Kimi ga Inai Heya
  14. Locus

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, SUZAKU, and REALies debut new looks

REALies, 朱 (SUZAKU), and Vior gloire all debuted new costumes today! Check them out below and sound off on which is your favorite.



Vior gloire

TAKAFUMI's birthday sessions revealed

Last month, an event to celebrate the birthday of UNDER CODE staff member TAKAFUMI was announced. The session band lineup for the event has finally been announced, and it's incredible!

TAKAFUMI BIRTHDAY EVENT YMD28 ~会いたかった×3 YES!!君に~ (YMD28 ~Aitakatta ×3 YES!! Kimi ni~)
2012-08-30 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
  • YMD28 [V. タカフミ (TAKAFUMI; ex-Marvelous Maiden) / G. +悠 (+Yu; Ultimate Sonic) / G. 葉月-hazuki- (朱 (SUZAKU)) / B. HINA (FOWR) / D. zodd (ex-Diverse glare in Riot)]

  • Ultimate Sonic [V. +悠 (+Yu; Ultimate Sonic) / G. 葉月-hazuki- (朱 (SUZAKU)) / G. ユッキー (YUKKIE, N@H) / B. Ena (ex-HenzeL) / D. ライ (RAI, N@H)]

  • トモダチ (tomodachi)

  • Riddick


  • 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) (special)

  • スザキューブグロア (SUZACUBEGLOIRE) (special) [V. 樹-ituki- (SUZAKU) / V. シャル (shall, Vior gloire) / G. 尚-nao- (Cu[be]) / G. serra (Vior gloire) / B. 憂里-yuuri- (Cu[be]) / D. 火憐-karen- (SUZAKU)]

  • ネガロマニア (NEGAROMANIA) (special) [V. 儿-JIN- (NEGA) / V. 翠-Sui- (Megaromania) / G. 美沙麗-Misery- (Megaromania) / G. SAN (NEGA) / B. Ray (NEGA) / D. 邑詩-yushi- (Megaromania)]

  • ダリアライズ (DALIALIES) (special) [V. 苓 (Ren, Dali) / V. Rayka (REALies) / G. ケエト (KEETO, Dali) / G. 律 (Ritsu, REALies) / B. ユウ (YUU, Dali) / D. 一砂 (Kazna, REALies)]

  • シンディケイト・BOYZ (CindyKate・BOYZ) (special) [V. ユーイ (YUUI, CindyKate) / V. CO- (FUTURISM・BOYZ) / G. おたけ (Otake, CindyKate) / G. ユキヒロ (YUKIHIRO, FUTURISM・BOYZ) / B. まぁや (Maaya, CindyKate) / D. 俊 (Shun, FUTURISM・BOYZ)]

Which band would you most like to see? Personally, I'd love to hear YMD28 (seems very similar to ZODIA) or SUZACUBEGLOIRE.
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!

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

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


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)
Limited releases now on sale
Limited UNDER CODE PRODUCTION releases are now on sale

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

2011-03-11 1,000 yen single CD

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

2012-01-11 1,000 yen single CD

  1. 25:55

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

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

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

  1. Plug[I]n
  2. ハルジオン HARUJION

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

  1. 桜歌乱舞 Ouka Ranbu

Phantasmagoria tribute 2012

In 2007, UNDER CODE PRODUCTION sponsored a “Tribute to Phantasmagoria” tour at which all bands payed homage to Phantasmagoria. It has since become tradition for the label to host an annual “Tribute to Phantasmagoria” memorial live on the band's disbandment anniversary. And this tradition continues in 2012!

2012-08-31 at 梅田 (Umeda) SHANGRILA

凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN), Megaromania, NEGA, Dali, FUTURISM・BOYZ, シンディケイト (CindyKate), REALies, Vior gloire, 朱 (SUZAKU), Cu[be], (closing large session band which will play “Kamiuta”)

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

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

  1. Is this REAL
  2. PHASE
  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

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

  1. Is this REAL
  2. PHASE
  4. 浮遊グラフィック Fuyuu GRAPHIC
  5. 色彩Polaroid. Shikisai Polaroid.
  6. BURN


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)

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

  1. 桜歌乱舞 Ouka Ranbu

4 - 朱 (SUZAKU) / Cu[be] / Vior Gloire

2012-04-11 1,680 yen omnibus album CD

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

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

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

cross-posted at

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

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

  1. 桜歌乱舞 Ouka Ranbu

Official web shop photoset blitz
The official web shop has added a handful of the newest photosets:
UNDER CODE has announced a “new band compilation CD” featuring 朱 (SUZAKU), Cu[be], and Vior gloire! The CD, NEXT INNOVATORS, will be released in April and will feature one new song from all three bands. The official web shop privilege is a signed cheki of a member of your choice (from any of the three participating bands).

Omnibus -
2012-04-11; 1,680 yen; new band compilation CD; limited pressing
01. 朱 (SUZAKU): (Unannounced new song)
02. Cu[be]: (Unannounced new song)
03. Vior gloire: (Unannounced new song)

To celebrate the release, the three bands will hold monthly sponsored events throughout 2012. This tour will culminate with a threeman featuring the three bands and some special session bands.

compilation CD release celebration Osaka & Tokyo MONTHLY EVENT TOUR 2012

2012-04-14 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER
朱 (SUZAKU), Cu[be], Vior gloire, Rêve, 水樂 (Byakura), ゼクス-zechs-, JyuLie, HysteriA, NO EVACUATION, Stealth Maria, Lych veilL

2012-04-21 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) CLUB ALIVE
朱 (SUZAKU), Cu[be], Vior gloire, OROCHI, TONE[+]PUZZLE, ドメスティック (DOMESTIC), Vivace, DiaboluS, REVINE, -Xion-

2012-05-19 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) RUIDO-K3
朱 (SUZAKU), Cu[be], Vior gloire, 瀬戸の花嫁 (Seto no Hanayome), D'sko, MIEL, Synk;yet, D'uAl, Arpege, DIAVRO

2012-05-26 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
朱 (SUZAKU), Cu[be], Vior gloire, Order in Disorder, TONE[+]PUZZLE, Vivace, LK, クリシュナ (KRISHNA), アメダマ (AMEDAMA), -Xion-

2012-06-16 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) RUIDO-K3
(Details TBA)

2012-06-23 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) soma
(Details TBA)

-FINAL- (threeman)
2012-07-15 at 難波 (Nanba) ROCKETS
朱 (SUZAKU), Cu[be], Vior gloire, (special session bands TBA)


I'm super excited!! Kind of funny how Cu[be] is included while REALies and FUTURISM・BOYZ aren't, even though Cu[be] is older than. But I guess they can't help that they aren't as popular, ahaha~

Posts from 2011

SUZAKU new member information
UNDER CODE has revealed the birth dates and blood types of the new 朱 (SUZAKU) members... They're both from Envus! So SUZAKU is basically Envus 2. (Guitarist 葉月-hazuki- is the only non-Envus member; he's originally from AIKARYU.)

Well, mystery solved!
SUZAKU sponsored event
SUZAKU has announced a new sponsored event.

SUZAKU sponsored event朱宴[獄事変] (Shuen [Gokujihen]) 2012-03-24 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER

朱 (SUZAKU), ミサルカ (MISARUKA), Arpege, Laelia, Mad, RagEnd, Scarlet Valse, Clockwise Planet, Synk;yet, 瀬戸の花嫁 (Seto no Hanayome)

unspecified present freely distributed to attendees

SUZAKU revival
SUZAKU has published their revival photos! Remember, bassist 絆-kizuna- and drummer 火憐-karen- are new to the band. SUZAKU will hold their revival oneman, 鳳凰天舞 (Houou Hirai), on 2012-01-21 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) CLAPPER.
L→R: V. 樹-ituki-, G. 鴉-karasu-, G. 葉月-hazuki-, B. 絆-kizuna-, B. 火憐-karen-

[Archived] SUZAKU revival!!
朱 (SUZAKU) had a fateful meeting with KISAKI yesterday... and the outcome is that they've decided their complete revival! (Short and sweet: the band never disbanded or paused activities, but they were unofficially inactive due to losing two members.)

As I suspected, bassist Shigure left the band, even though it was never officially announced. So as part of this decision to completely revive, the band has announced their new lineup:
Vocals: 樹-ituki-
Guitar: 鴉-karasu-
Guitar: 葉月-hazuki-
Bass: 絆-kizuna- (new member)
Drums: 火憐-karen- (new member)

Additionally, they've announced their complete revival oneman!
SUZAKU complete revival oneman鳳凰天舞 (Houou Hirai) 2012-01-21 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) CLAPPER
朱 (SUZAKU) (oneman)

New photos and other information (hopefully a release!) will be announced on December 1st. Yayyyy!!!

[Archived] Two SUZAKU updates
From the official 朱 (SUZAKU) blog:
It's been a long time since the last update


s o r r y!!!!

Today is studio day!

I'm really excited for the day when we can be reunited.


believes in SUZAKU.

Alright alright!!!!

Itsuki will start production on new songs for everyone to enjoy!!!!



It's hard to say if anything will come of this, but it seems that Itsuki is really pumped up about SUZAKU once again. So hopefully this means that they will be active again soon. They're too good to stagnate like they have been!

So that's the first minor update. The second is this: on the flyer for UNDER CODE's countdown even, SUZAKU is shown with only three members. So it seems that Shigure (who “temporarily” paused activities because he was sick—in June—and hasn't been heard from since) has officially left/been kicked out of the band.

If that is the case, Itsuki's excitement could indicate that the band is finally picking themselves up and giving activities a fresh start. (If you're unaware, despite the band being successful, they've been absent two members and haven't announced any new event lives or releases—and keep in mind that REALies, who formed months later, has already announced several of both.)

Let's hope!

[Archived] Lyrics: SUZAKU - Magaru Suiren Kakeru
Lyrics again! I'd been wanting to do these for a while, and I finally got my CDs this past week, so~ I have to say, they're not quite on the level of, say, early-12012, but some of these SUZAKU lyrics are quite cool. And hard to romanize :D Well anyway, enjoy:

曲ガル睡蓮`駆ケル[11ul] — Japanese
作詞・作曲:朱 編曲:朱

守ルベキ物ハ安物 ソウ奪イ続ケテリャキリガネェ
ソウ無愛想 「敗訴」
敗訴? ハイ ソウ

拝啓, 役立タズ様 「蚊帳ノ外デ喚イテナ」
Re:拝啓, 役立タズ様 「腐レ外道ガ黙ッテロ」
拝啓, 恩知ラズ殿 「所詮飼イ犬消エ失セナ」
Re:拝啓, 恩知ラズ殿 「テメェノ庭デホザイテロ」

-BaD tripper-

最後ノ最後ヲ笑ウ為ダケ 彩リ絶エヌ絶景ヘト・・・
窮鼠ノ悪足掻キ イツモ此処ニ咲カセヨウ
B&D the 「新世界」


最後ノ最後ヲ笑ウ為ダケ 彩リ絶エヌ絶景ヘト・・・
窮鼠ノ悪足掻キ イツモ此処ニ咲カセヨウ
3X19.2 「闇」


Magaru Suiren Kakeru [11ul] — Romaji
Writing・composition: SUZAKU   Arrangement: SUZAKU

Mamorubeki mono wa yasumono   Sou ubai tsudukete RYAKIRIGANEE
Sou buaisou   「Haisou」
Haisou?   HAI   SOU

Haikei,   Yakudatazusama   「Kaya no soto de wameite NA」
  Re:Haikei,   Yakudatazusama   「Kusare gedou ga damattero」
Haikei,   Onshirazudono   「Shosen kaiinu kieusena」
  Re:Haikai,   Onshirazudono   「TEMEE NO Niwa DE HOZAITERO」

-BaD tripper-

Saigo no saigo wo warau tamedake   Irodori taenu zekkeihe to・・・
Kyuuso no waruagaki   ITSUMO koko NI sakaseyou
B&D the 「Shinsekai」 ※1

Aogeba saigo NI saki ma NI chiru
“Adabana” NO waruagaki ITSUMO koko NI sakaseyou

Saigo no saigo wo warau tamedake   Irodori taenu zekkeihe to・・・
Kyuuso no waruagaki   ITSUMO koko NI sakaseyou
3X19.2 「Yami」 ※2

※1 written “shinsekai” but sung “new world”
※2 written “yami” but sung “shadow”

舌禍粧 — Japanese
作詞・作曲:朱 編曲:朱

push one way to Innovator.




show down
湧いた想像 云え
凶の目も食え 情も根も葉も一蓮託して夢売れよ



Zekkashou — Romaji
Writing・composition: SUZAKU   Arrangement: SUZAKU

push one way to Innovator.

Juujun ni oyogase
Kainarasu kedo da

Aitsu wa omou hodo
Itami sae shiranee

Kankaku ni oborero
KIWAMONO de iijan

show down
Saido ikkoku shin wo motte
Waita souzou   Ie
Kyou no memokue   Jou mo ne mo ha mo ichiren takushite yume ureyo
Odore no kawari wo sagasu kotonaku ima wo yuke
Mujun no wareme ga itoshii no nara

Namida wo karashite te ni shita yume ni
Asu wa nakute
Koukaisuru yori kuchinidasu koto

『』曰わく, — Japanese
作詞・作曲:朱 編曲:朱

浮ついてる人だと 何となく分かってた
しらばくれてた 気付いてたはずだったのに

一人の夜が(大嫌い) その携帯が(大嫌い)
優しささえも(大嫌い) 束縛してよ, 嫌々嫌々嫌々

不安でバランス崩して 傷が増えてく

夢見てたような日々 過ぎる季節に 傷が残る 噂を聞いた。
涙にじんで 立ち止まるだけ 何も出来ず 一人になれない
呆れるくらい好きで 『痛い奴だ』 と 笑う けれど それが私で・・・
沢山傷が残ります。 それでも一人なれなくて)
夢見てたような日々 過ぎる季節に 傷が残る今も 消えなくて


『』 Iwaku, — Romaji
Writing・composition: SUZAKU   Arrangement: SUZAKU

Uwatsuiteru hito da to   Nantonaku wakatteta
Shirabakureteta   Kidukuiteta hazudatta noni

Hitori no yoru ga (daikirai)   Sono keitai ga (daikirai)
Yasashisa sae mo (daikirai)   Sokubakushiteyo,   Iyaiya iyaiya iyaiya

Ikiteru riyuu ga ANATA de shinenai riyuu ga watashi de
Fuan de BALANCE kuzushite   Kizu ga fueteku

Yumemiteta you na hibi   Sugiru kisetsu ni   Kizu ga nokoru   Uwasa wo kiita。
Namida ni jinde   Tachidomaru kedo   Nanimo dekizu   Hitori ni narinai
Akireru kurai suki de   『Itai yakko da』   To   Warau   Keredo   Sore ga watashi de・・・
(Yumemiteta you na hibi ni
  akusan kizu ga nokorimasu。   Soredemo hitorinare nakute)
Yumemiteta you na hibi   Sugiru kisetsu ni   Kizu ga nokoru ima mo   Kienakute

テオナナカトル — Japanese
作詞・作曲:朱 編曲:朱

lesson1 lesson2 lesson 3 Blast out
ゲラゲラゲラ 笑う阿呆が ゲラゲラゲラ
ゆとりの果てに 氷遠無窮 ゲラゲラゲラ
笑う阿呆が ゲラゲラゲラ
ゆとりの果てに 寸鉄殺人
ゲラゲラゲラ 笑う阿呆が ゲラゲラゲラ
ゆとりの果てに 粉骨砕身 ゲラゲラゲラ
笑う阿呆が ゲラゲラゲラ ゆとりの果てに 他力本願


Writing・composition: SUZAKU   Arrangement: SUZAKU

lesson1 lesson2 lesson3 Blast out
Yutori no hate ni   Eien mukyuu   GERAGERAGERA
Warau ahou ga   GERAGERAGERA
  Yutori no hate ni   Suntetsu satsujin
Yutori no hate ni   Funkotsusaishin   GERAGERAGERA
Warau ahou ga   GERAGERAGERA   Yutori no hate ni   Tarikihongan

It was really hard to check the romaji on these—Itsuki is almost incomprehensible! And since fixing the romaji is what usually leads me to find mistakes in the Japanese... Well, these lyrics probably have a few errors. So please let me know if you notice anything!

[Archived] SUZAKU's bassist hospitalized
朱 (SUZAKU) bassist 時雨 (Shigure) was hospitalized on Friday due to a sudden illness. At the UNITED LINK for JAPAN VOL:2 live yesterday, guitarist 鴉 (Karasu) acted as bassist, and a support member will be found for future lives.

Really sucks for them! Hopefully Shigure doesn't end up leaving (or worse) because it would be a pretty big blow to lose two members so early. And SUZAKU is a really promising band, so they better not break up!

[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]


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!


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] Suzaku loses a member
朱 (Suzaku) has lost its drummer 華樹 (Kajuu). His departure is sudden, and no reason has been given, but the band will continue with a support drummer.

Pretty dumb that he left the band before it even officially started activities! I wonder what his reasons were. But oh well; Phantasmagoria lost their drummer super early too, so hopefully it will turn out as well for 朱 (Suzaku) as it did for them.
[Archived] Suzaku covers
The covers for the first single from 朱 (Suzaku) have been released: A type, B type.

I kind of like the vibe! What do you think? And have you ordered either type? (I haven't, but am planning to!)

[Archived] New band(!) first photograph
If you recall, back in January I posted about two new bands joining UNDER CODE. The first band turned out to be 朱 (Suzaku), but no details were available about the other new band. Well, KISAKI has just made a post with a little information!

The new band will officially join UNDER CODE this May, and full details will be revealed on 2011-04-01! Also, the band held their first official photography session today, and KISAKI posted a preview!!

Feel free to join me in a resounding “WTF” about the picture. I'm not going to judge until I see the full official photos, but those seem like some really strange costumes. Anyway, anyone have any speculation?!

2011-05-01 edit: This turned out to be Vior gloire, although details weren't announced on April 1st as announced, but rather in May.

[Archived] Suzaku official blog~
Suzaku's official Blog is now up!

Visulog Blog!
[Archived] Suzaku: photos, release, samples!
Edit: Since posting this morning, their details have been revealed! So first things first...

  •!! 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


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 least three are ex-Synside. Personally, I don't see it, and I think it's just because the web designer is lazy and using Synside's page as a template, but I could be wrong (2011-02-01 edit: definitely not Synside). If you have any info/thoughts, please share. As for the vocalist, Itsuki was the name of Bergerac's vocalist, and UNDER CODE had a relationship with them, so it seems possible, but a big Itsuki fan doesn't recognize him in that preview picture of the band, so... Thoughts?

ALSO, any idea wtf is up with these titles? What is this Kiryu-esque Japanese craziness? Upside-down commas ;O;?! 11ul!? Someone smart please explain!

[Archived] Some new band (“Aka”) information...
KISAKI posted about the new UNDER CODE band that we've been hearing about, 朱 (“Aka”).

First point of interest: it's actually romanized Suzaku.

Anyway, the post also contains the first picture of 朱 (Suzaku)! What do you guys think? Recognize any of the members? It's hard to tell from such a small pic, but I think they look damn cool! Can't wait to see more.

And finally, as mentioned before, more details are set to be revealed through the OHP on the 1st (today, in Japan). KISAKI says they'll be giving details of their “first mission,” so I guess that will be their theme, huh?


2011-03-01 edit: New post! Let's discuss there~


(So sorry , your shirt is ruined ;_;~)

[Archived] Aka coming soon
Details about 朱(Aka) will be announced at UCP OHP at 2011/03/01.

Excited? 8D

[Archived] Off topic: new band discussion~
Off topic 'cause this is more just bits of info for discussion~

  • 2 new bands Last time, I said that Vsoku had reported plans for 2 new UNDER CODE bands this year. I have no clue where they got that info—I thought they'd said it was from KISAKI's latest interview with Cure, but I can't find that anymore, and didn't notice any mention of new bands in the article—but Vsoku is trustworthy, so.

  • New band 赤 At any rate, one new band was already confirmed: 赤 (Aka). —and speaking of which, I emailed UNDER CODE to confirm the romanization (can't be too careful with one-character names), [2011-03-22 edit: the official romanization was later revealed to be Suzaku] and they said they won't reveal it until later. But anyway, aside from a name and live date, we know nothing about them.

  • New bands under way, totally fresh Today, KISAKI updated his blog, saying that he'd held an interview about and had some meetings with the new bands. Promisingly, he said that they'll breathe new fresh air into UNDER CODE, hahaha.

  • 3 new bands?! The next line in that same post starts off “though it was 3 bands in quick succession...” Assuming that means he held meetings with three bands in a row, does that mean three bands are already planned to join UNDER CODE this year?! I could be misunderstanding, or he could have met with two new bands and one current one, but if it does mean three new bands, increíble! [2011-05-01 edit: yep, it was three new bands total; aside from 朱 (Suzaku), the remaining two were REALies and Vior gloire

  • Potential costume designs Lastly, also in the same post, he uploaded a tiny picture of some official documents. Seems that two of them are prototype costume designs for the new bands? The one on top—I'm assuming 赤—seems really dark and kote-ish, which is awesome. The one on the bottom looks like DecoLa Hopping, which just confuses me. But I guess that would be fresh air, huh?

    Oh, one final thing: there are only two costume designs. So does that mean no third band? Or the third is so new that it doesn't have costume designs yet? Or the design drawings aren't for the new bands at all? Hmm~
Whatever's going on, it's very mysterious and exciting, isn't it? Let's hear your thoughts!

[Archived] UNDER CODE's new band
KISAKI threw us a little teaser... He's revealed the name of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's new band:


And that's it! Their first scheduled appearance will be on 2011-03-10 at the UNDER CODE 8th anniversary event, DYNAMITE EXPLOSION. Specifically, that's the third night of the event, which also happens to be KISAKI's birthday event.

Pretty mysterious huh? I guess UNDER CODE favors one-character names lately, haha. Who do you hope is in the band?

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