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Posts from 2013
KISAKI has announced a special Christmas Day sponsored event, at which his one-day-limited special band SchwarzVrain (featuring ex-Megaromania and F・B members) will perform!!!!
C'est la vie ~REMAIN OF THE 20TH YEARS HISTORY~ Saishuushou is the final chapter in the celebration of KISAKI's 20 years of band activity, and will be held on 2013-12-25 at OSAKA MUSE. It will primarily serve as a oneman for special band SchwarzVrain, but will also feature a friendship performance by Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド), and special opening acts GLARD (ex-VAGERKE) and DECIDE (produced by Ray).
So what do you think?! Personally, I'm super excited. I just wish we could see this event!! Let's pray for a live DVD... and that SchwarzVrain and Raychel BAND will become real bands!!
ex-VAGERKE (lead band of UNDER CODE heavy metal sublabel ROAD AWAKE) guitarist/vocalist TAKESHI has announced his new band! GLARD will formally begin activities on June 23rd!!
GLARD is comprised of V. Naoya, G. Takeshi (ex-VAGERKE), G. Hayato, B. Kyo, and D. Ryota. Their name is inspired by the English words “GRAND”, “GLARE”, and “GLAD”, leading to the band concept of “grandly shining joy”. The band will hold their first live and sponsored event, Straight Ahead, at FANJ-twice. For more information, and full samples of their first 3 songs, please see GLARD's official website:
GLARD official website
Posts from 2010
I guess this means ROAD AWAKE is officially dead, since harvest never did anything with the sublabel after that initial mini-album, and VAGERKE was seemingly the only thing keeping the sublabel alive by holding sponsored events.
Anyway, I only found out through KISAKI saying how he wishes they'd continue, and then one of the members mentioning the last live in his blog. Seems they didn't make a big deal about it at all. Ten years of activity, gone just like that; a little sad isn't it?
① KISAKI and UNDER CODE PRODUCTION are sponsoring the live area side of this year's STRAIGHT LIFE event on 2010-06-06. The event is basically a massive tattoo convention featuring over forty tattoo shops, pole dancers, an S&M show, a DJ, and live bands. As I said, KISAKI is producing the live side, and he's chosen 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) and BALZAC to headline. Additionally, VAGERKE, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN), 宇宙戦隊NOIZ (Uchuu Sentai NOIZ), The ROMEO, In The Enz, and WHITEBLACK will also appear.
② 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) will also be appearing at Kaya's ソドムの晩餐 第一夜 (SODOM no Bansan Daiichi Yoru) event on 2010-07-03 at O-EAST. The cool thing about this event is that La'Mule will also be holding a one-night revival! (Which is totally relevant since La'Mule was signed to Soleil, which was the precursor of Matina.)
③ VISUNAVI will be kicking off a new event series, SUMMER MASQUERADE 2010, in Kansai. And, well, you can't say Kansai without saying UNDER CODE PRODUCTION, so the live will fittingly be UCP supported. The specific show is called SUMMER MASQUERADE 2010 ~Phantasmagoria MEMORIAL TRIBUTE NIGHT~ and will take place at 梅田 (Umeda) SHANGRILA on 2010-08-31 (as if any other date was possible!). 凛 -the end of corruption world- (Lin) will be performing and カレン (KALEN) will hold a one-night revival. The rest of the lineup hasn't been revealed yet.
④ Eternal and CLIMAX ENTERPRISE are having a one-day revival and co-sponsoring a crazy event. (How is this relevant? Eternal was a sub-label of Matina and CLIMAX ENTERPRISE was the next version of Eternal.) The event is called ETERNALISM†CLIMAXISM and will take place on 2010-08-08 at 目黒鹿鳴館 (Meguro Rock Maykan). 弥生 (Yayoi; president of Eternal), E'm ~grief~, and ex-members of Syndrome, Earl Grey, and Kilah will appear, along with many, many others (I've only mentioned the ones relevant to UCP/Matina). Additionally, guests are allowed to exit and re-enter one time (which is rare), a secret guest will appear, a spur-of-the-moment guest will appear, and a large session featuring everyone will be held at the end of the show. Pretty freaking awesome!
⑤ Edit: Forgot this one, which was the whole reason I made this post! Anyway, Shinobu (vocalist of the perpetually inactive band Zephyr) is getting married! And since he and KISAKI are such good friends (Zephyr was once a Matina band and their comeback mini-album was to be released through UCP), he's holding a special live event to celebrate. The event is called Shinobu HAPPY WEDDING LIVE PARTY ~みんなに幸せおすそ分け・リターンズ~ (~Minna ni Shiawase Osusowake ・ RETURNS~) and will be held on 2010-05-02 at ESAKA MUSE. This basically means a bunch of Matina bands are holding one-day revivals (I love this trend!): Lavender, Zephyr, MIRAGE, DAS:VASSER, Eze:quL, ZXS, vellaDonna, Lagna, DERAIL, オルゴール (ORGEL), Distray, and a large session of random members called Shinobu&Friends. Obviously, not all of these bands will have complete lineups (ex. RUIZA definitely isn't showing up for Distray), but it's still super awesome. I wish UNDER CODE would film and release these Matina lives!
—Blood-red Final Chapter—
① 凛 (Rin) updates!
- Yesterday, KISAKI posted a sneak peek of his outfit. Today, he changed the picture, so it now gives a glimpse of another member! Anyone happen to recognize that hand?
- KISAKI posted a full-shot solo picture here. Looks good!
- On 2010-04-13 and 2010-04-20, KISAKI will appear on television program LIVE Cheese. He'll give a comment and play a PV (not sure what the PV is for!).
- The band members apparently did an interview. And in the 2010-04-21 issue of Cure, KISAKI will have a large feature as a member of 凛 (Rin). I don't think the other members will appear though ;(
③ As part of the UNDER CODE 7th anniversary, more special photosets are on sale at the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP.
- Two are of Phantasmagoria's 2010 look.
- The other is a set with pictures of session bands that played at UNDER CODE's 2010-03-14 event. The session bands include 水風船 (Mizufuusen), (有)ネガエンタープライセス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES), 罪団法人黒十字2010 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2010), メガ龍 (Megaryuu), ハッピーセット (HAPPY SET), 地下線顔面偏差値トップ5!? (Chikasen Ganmen Hensachi TOP 5!?), and バースデー祝い隊 (BIRTHDAY Iwaitai).
⑤ By the way, this is the ugly mirror that you could receive by purchasing Phantasmagoria's Diamond Dust and Seeds of Brain through the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP. It was designed by IORI. Good job bro.
⑥ Pretty sure no one reads all of these. New band: 「THE CAPITALS」 feat.KISAKI, MIYAVI, and LADY GAGA.
⑦ Old news, but relevant news: Cure Vol.81 will include a free omnibus CD called Cure NEW AGE COLLECTIONS, which features シンディケイト (CINDYKATE), ex-chariots band Cu[be], ロットマン (LOTMAN) -related band LOKI, and many others. And the whole thing was produced by KISAKI and UNDER CODE PRODUCTION! Apparently, a second CD will be included with Vol.82 and will feature different artists, but those haven't been announced yet.
⑧ Really old news! You know those unspecified presents UNDER CODE bands like to distribute? Here's what a few of them turned out to be.
- The Synside present on 2010-02-27 was a comment CD.
- The Megaromania present on 2010-02-28 was a comment CD(?). The Megaromania present on 2009-11-13 was Amethyst DJ MIX.
- The シンディケイト (CINDYKATE) present on 2010-03-13 and 2010-03-14 was シンディケイトCM音源 (CINDYKATE CM Ongen), a sampler CD.
- The 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) present on 2009-11-28 was a postcard and a special CD with unknown contents. The 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) present on 2009-12-25 was the same postcard and Merry Christmas SPECIAL CD with a comment and サンタが街にやってくる (SANTA ga Machi ni Yattekuru). 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) also released two untitled sampler CDs, one with a blank white label and the other with the default CD-R surface. I'm not sure when they were released, but it seems to have been at the same events as the last two presents I mentioned.
⑩ Online store THE OFFICIAL SHOP sells Japanese photosets to overseas customers. Apparently, UNDER CODE released a bunch of photosets through the store way back in February and decided not to tell anyone. Anyway, you can find photosets of Phantasmagoria (2010), chariots, ClearVeil, Synside, two sets of Megaromania, two of Arc, two of 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN), and a special live photoset of Nega. Buy them and scan them for us!
Cure NEW AGE COLLECTIONS
2010-04-21; 860 yen; Omnibus CD; Published by Cure
01. Cu[be]: 閃光プロローグ
02. Gallows: Masochist【K】
03. Six Bullet'z: Guilty
04. SOMATIC GUARDIAN: フリージア (FREESIA)
05. SIN: Faith less
06. My heaven's luck sisters: Love carved for the memories
07. アケノカラス (AKE NO KARASU): 職権乱用 (Shokkenranyou)
08. 69: Fly high
09. LYCORICE: 夕食 (Yuushoku)
11. Serendipity: 欠けた音符 (Kaketa Onpu)
12. Marie: Visualize Cinderella
13. ACTWEED: VampiЯe
14. SWEET MADONNA: Voice
15. LOKI: 真夜中衛星 (Mayonaka Eisei)
16. シンディケイト (CINDYKATE): -警告- (-Keikoku-)
Mass updates part one and part two.
Um, hmm. That's all I can think of. Hopefully three mass update posts is enough, hahaha. Let me know if you think of anything else~
Finally, if I'm not mistaken... I believe they have removed VAGERKE from the main artist page. But I'm not entirely sure. I can't remember if they were there or not ^^'
Posts from 2008
② VIDOLL's 2007 two disc best album is being re-released. The second press is to feature a new jacket and the addition of one old song.
③ VAGERKE will release a two disc best album featuring songs from all of their releases with the addition of one new track. The price is actually pretty good for a two disc album.
The Solitude Songs
2008-07-23; 2,625 yen; Album + DVD; WTCD-10531
CD 01. 勿忘草 (Wasurenagusa)
CD 02. memory of tears ~忘却の落陽に映る情景~
(memory of tears ~Boukyaku no Rakuyou ni Utsuru Joukei~)
CD 03. fragments voice
CD 04. farewell
CD 05. (Currently undecided)
CD 06. (Currently undecided)
CD 07. (Currently undecided)
CD 08. (Currently undecided)
DVD 01. 憧憬 (Shoukei) LIVE CLIP
DVD 02. Midnight Promise LIVE CLIP
DVD 03. 沈黙の羽根 (Chinmoku no Hane) LIVE CLIP
DVD 04. 道標 (Michishirube) LIVE CLIP
DVD 05. 硝子のアルバム (Garasu no ALBUM) LIVE CLIP
DVD 06. eternal separation ~セピア色の天使~
(eternal separation ~SEPIA Iro no Tenshi~) LIVE CLIP
Proposal ~卒業告白~ -2nd Press- (Proposal ~Sotsugyou Kokuhaku~ -2nd Press-)
2008-07-02; 3,990 yen; Album; UCVD-001B
-CD 1: MAIN SIDE-
01. ~ 14. (Original tracklisting)
15. 十年後の今日此処で... (Juunengo no Konnichi Koko de...)
-CD 2: RARE SIDE-
01. ~ 14. (Original tracklisting)
2008-07-30; 2,940 yen; Album; UCRW-005
01. THE WORLD EDGE METAL ANTHEM
03. DESTRUCTION OF ACCURATE RECKONING
04. J.S.BACH ALLEGRO
07. SAGRADA FAMILLIA
08. TRUTH TOO
09. THE EARTH
10. REQUIEM OF AN END
11. SABBAT OF INSANITY
12. COLD BLOODED MADNESS
13. AFFECT (New Song)
01. A Tear Returns To The Ground Soon
02. Circulation Of
03. Requiem Of An End
04. Six Feet Of Earth Make All Men Equal
05. Circle Of The Seasons
07. Ever On Word
08. Resisting it
09. EL Camino REAL
10. Nothing remain there
11. An end of blue trace... ~青の軌跡の果て...~
(An end of blue trace... ~Ao no Kiseki no Hate...~)
Posts from 2006
Hopefully this one won't turn out like STORM or Eternal...
[Photobook] 「ARTISTIC in BLACK 1」 (2006/01/25)
Features: KISAKI × VAGERKE
Bonus: 01 Track CD
[Photobook] 「ARTISTIC in BLACK 2」 (2006/02/25)
Features: KISAKI × Tenten (KuRt)
[Photobook] 「ARTISTIC in BLACK 3」 (2006/03/25)
Features: KISAKI × Makoto (Doremidan)
[Photobook] 「emotional graduation」 (2006/04/25)
Features: KISAKI × Kalen
Bonus: 10 Track live CD