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Posts from 2016
ARLEQUINwas on TBS show BLITZ INDEX on 2016-03-04.
ARLEQUINare featured in FIVESTARS MAGAZINE March edition.
ARLEQUINand PENTAGONare the cover artists of Vijuttoke vol.48.
ARLEQUINhave a comment video for their 2016-03-09 live:
THE BLACK SWANhave posted the list of privileges for their upcoming album, OUSIA. It's all interview DVDs and photosets, though.
- Like an Edison - 【A】 interview DVD 1 + member photoset / 【B】 interview DVD 2 + group photo
- little HEARTS. - 【A】 interview DVD 3 + group photo + Kotetsu photo / 【B】 member photoset + Kotetsu photo
- Brand X - 【A】 interview DVD 4 + photocard set (members + group) / 【B】 interview DVD 5
- Jishuban Club - 【A】 interview DVD 6 + group photo / 【B】 member photoset
- SKULL ROSE - 【A】 interview DVD 7 / 【B】 member photoset
- ZEAL LINK - 【A】 interview DVD 8 + group photo / 【B】 member photoset
- TOWER RECORDS - postcard illustrated by Len (煉)
THE BLACK SWANand Minus Jin-Say Orchestrawill participate in a fourman on 2016-04-29: http://weloveucp.com/lives/222/
MASKED RIDER SYSTEMhas mentioned that they will delete their blog soon ;(
Ao (碧) [ex-paradeis ~
LOTMAN, etc.] will act as support guitarist at Mis†ake's 2016-03-11 live at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋). Still not sure who the other members are, to be honest.
Mis†akewill release their 3-piece black tea set (1,000 yen) at their 2016-03-11 live. They'll also release a keyholder (1,000 yen) and armband (2,000 yen).
【GOODS】かっこいい飲み物(ぬるめの紅茶/3袋/1000円)— Mis♰ake(from加古川) (@mistake2016) March 5, 2016
【GOODS】かっこいい鍵につけるやつ(キーホルダー/1000円)— Mis♰ake(from加古川) (@mistake2016) March 3, 2016
【nex†こそ】かっこいい加古川んしょう(腕章/2000円)— Mis♰ake(from加古川) (@mistake2016) March 3, 2016
Mis†akewill also release a new single, Kakogawa Shinjuu, at their 2016-03-11 live.
At their 2016-03-26 live at Umeda (梅田) Zeela,
Mis†akewill debut their new costumes and make an important announcement. (Actually, they say they will not do those things, but then say “(lying)” right beside that, lol. They're so stupid.)
Morewill be on FOOL'S MATE channel on 2016-03-07.
PENTAGONhas re-stocked their uglynew goods at the GOEMON RECORDS official web shop.
Those who spend 5,000 yen on the goods (cheki excluded) will receive an original totebag. Those who spend 10,000 yen will further receive an original badge (1 random of 10 possible).
Visual kei bar RAZZLE DAZZLE (run by HINA and Yuuri of
Lucifer's underground) will hold an unofficial LIN/UNDER CODE/Matina day on 2016-03-12 in celebration of KISAKI's birthday.
VARYLdrummer Shikito (織人) has changed his name to 律-ritsu- and joined Ains band Gossip (大日本鬼端児組 悪童会に占拠され ゴシップ)! Since Shikito/ritsu isn't directly connected to UCP/Matina, we won't start following Gossip's activities, but it's cool nonetheless.
(Kinda interesting that ex-VARYL vocalist Hiro's previous band was called gossip too!)
chariots' store-distributed single, Togetoga, is officially sold out.
VARYLvocalist Hiro (緋絽) will participate in his long-running session band LUCY MONOSTONES (ルーシーモノストーンズ) on 2016-04-07 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE. (Btw, they are unrelated to the bands Lucy MonoStone and Lucy monostone'S.)
V. Hiro (緋絽) [ex-
G. Kaie [ex-
G. & B. (unannounced)
D. Masami (雅美) [D'efend Chroma]
Onenessvocalist JUKI (ジュキ) will participate in a session on 2016-03-17, and ex-guitartist DAI will participate in a session on 2016-06-19.
Horobi no BURST STREAM (滅びのバーストストリーム)
V. JUKI (ジュキ) [ex-
G. Miru. [Lylow]
B. Momonari Hajime (桃生 一) [ex-MONO (モノ)]
D. Ryou (りょう) [ex-Blitz]
V. Ryu (柳) [ex-MoNoLith]
G. DAI [ex-
G. Hide [LAGNA]
B. Rito [ex-GAKIDO]
D. Kazuharu (和春) [DOAK]
AVANCHICKwill hold two birthday events: http://weloveucp.com/lives/215/ http://weloveucp.com/lives/216/
Several artists from
Lucifer's underground, chariots, & etc. participated in a 雀羅-jyakura- session band on 2016-02-24 at Nagoya (名古屋) HOLIDAY.
V. Asuyu (明透遊) [UNDEAD, ex-
AZALEA~jyakura (雀羅), etc.]
G. toki [
Lucifer's underground, ex-UNDEAD, etc.]
G. Nao [ex-jyakura (雀羅)~UNDEAD, etc.]
B. Yuuri (憂里) [
Lucifer's underground, ex- Cu[be], etc.]
D. Mikage (美景) [
AVANCHICKare selling signed posters (on which they'll hand-write your name) through the AOOS web shop.
PINOKIOis selling a new towel at the web shop of TaiKutSu?, his personal fashion brand.
Some sort of Really Big Deal™ drama happened, regarding tickets to
LIN's 2016-03-18 live at Osaka (大阪) LIVE HOUSE D'. Tbh, I don't fully understand―I don't know how ticketing works in VK, and my translation skillz aren't good enough to make sense of it―but it seems that someone's tickets were lost in the mail (allegedly).
LIN made this post when the mistake first happened. And if I understand correctly, they said they sent two S-class tickets to the person whose tickets had been lost. Except the person actually received two A-class tickets, so they were pissed. (I think?) Cut to this apology post where they promise to fix it.
Imo who the fuck cares, but I understand that this is important to some people, so I hope it's resolved in a way such that all parties are happy. ('ω')ノ
The cover of
THE BLACK SWANdrummer Len's photobook, Len to Kotetsu, is up.
The band, named
Vo. KOE (虎歪) (ex-SIVA, gaNesha (as Kairi), etc.)
Gu. KAEDE (楓) (ex-ZERθGATE, EXEQUTE (as Sou))
Gu. YAKO (弥妓) (ex-gaNesha (as Keisuke), etc.)
Ba. Vian (ex-VARYL (as Yume))
Dr. WATARU (渉) (ex-Lucaria, the Dice (as Miya), etc.)
Also making a guest appearance at their live will be
Posts from 2015
Sad announcement for
The disbandment comes on the same day that guitarist 樹璃 (Juri) will depart and retire for "family reasons", and the band can't continue without him. Recently, Juri has suffered a number of health issues to the point where he was abruptly transported to the hospital while on his way to the studio. According to his blog, he was suffering from acute dizziness, nausea, cramping of his hands and feet, and also a worsening case of tinnitus and a severe headache - all reaching up to the possibility of Ménière's disease, an ear disease that affects hearing and balance.
A very tragic - and sudden - way to go...my thoughts go out to Juri. Hopefully the rest of the guys will continue on with band activities, this group was truly short-lived.
UPDATE: Guitarist Juri has departed early on September 16, 2015, due to his worsening condition caused by Ménière's disease, his father announced today.
Another update: Juri's departure is now questionable, as the rest of the band are waiting for a direct response from Juri himself about his departure. They hope he will be able to participate at their last oneman.
PENTAGONwill appear in the following media outlets:
Radio program REDNIQS on 2015-08-31
Fashion magazine smart October edition
Free paper VR Virtual Reality vol.038
- Radio program REDNIQS on 2015-08-31
AVANCHICKwill appear in Free paper EvoL'v vol.6.
VARYLmembers appeared in a session band on 2015-08-25:
Shikito SESSION (織人セッション)
【V. Siyu [ex-GLIEVE] / G. Tomo (友) [ex-A→Z] / G. Hinano。 (ひなの。) [VARYL support] / B. Yuto (侑斗) [LeviuS] / D. Shikito (織人) [VARYL]】
FAZ(the reincarnation of Matina band Facizm [aka Philia]) recently gained two new members: G. mitsuru / D. TAKAHIRO. The remaining members also changed their names:
V. toshia → ToshiA / G. SHINYA (シンヤ) → SHINYA / B. kappy → KATSUHISA
Lucifer's underground's 2015-09-01 event, Shisakupj≠617■2 (試作pj≠617■2) was replaced by RARARAIBU (ララライブ).
AVANCHICKand Dead Childrenmembers will participate in a session band:
liki BIRTHDAY SESSION (莉希-liki-BIRTHDAYセッション)
【V. 莉希-liki- [Synk;yet] / G. Sin (秦) [Minerva] / G. Noah [AVANCHICK] / B. Ray [Dead Children] / D. SAKU [VAASTU]】
PENTAGONhave released new rubber wristbands designed by minpha (眠花).
As of 2015-09-01,
AVANCHICKfans are officially called “Moumoku Shoujo (盲目少女)” (blind girls).
Tatoeba Konna Hanashiput up more items for mail-order.
Dead Childrenand Vasallamembers will participate in a session band:
【V. MINAMI (ミナミ) [Dead Children] / G. Shun (舜) [Vasalla] / G. Cain [Dead Children] / B. Akito [buccal cone] / D. Zukki [ex-OZ]】
LIN], Rame and SAN [ Black Gene For the Next Scene], and Shohei (祥平) [ ARLEQUIN] will appear on internet talk show YaME TALK (矢メトーク) on 2015-10-06. See the KSP channel for more info.
- First, the band appeared at the event, 「V-BAND 祭」 ～SUMMER FESTIVAL 2015～ at Shibuya REX on July 31, alongside HERO, MeteoroiD,
Black Gene for the Next Scene, Souiumono, BLaive, etc. They will then perform for the next three days of the event at Osaka MUSE on August 7, at Nagoya E.L.L on August 9, and at Tsutaya O-WEST on August 14.
- Then, later on October 18, they will appear alongside other visual kei bands from all over Japan and from other countries for the Visual Unite sponsored World Visual Festival at Shibuya SOUND MUSEUM VISION. Familiar faces include UCHUSENTAI:NOIZ, Jin-Machine, Scarlet Valse, and NINJAMAN JAPAN, while the foreign bands participating are DIE/MAY (from Sweden and Finland, consisting of ex-Seremedy members *cringes*), DNR (Dreams Not Reality) (from Italy and Germany), and MaleRose (from Thailand). The video that showcases the participating bands can be viewed below.
- LIN will also be making a guest appearance at the SAITAMA Summer Rock Festival on August 11-12. Other bands performing will include
THE BLACK SWAN, Devil Kitty, AVANCHICK, and VARYL.
- In other news, they have also sold some bootleg DVDs at their live at Shibuya REX on July 31. The live footage featured are from their performances at Meguro Rokumeikan on June 30 and at Takadanobaba AREA on July 1. The DVDs were 3000 yen each.
VARYL will also hold their anniversary oneman, Kaihou Junrei Dainishou -ARCADIA-, on 2015-07-24 at Ikebukuro BLACK HOLE.
The Vasalla × WITH SEXY countdown was indeed leading to news of a limited revival. However, details haven't been announced yet.
Watch their OHP for updates.
NEGARay will appear with MAST in a session band on 2015-02-13!
【V. MINAMI (ミナミ) [ex-ROGUE] / G. Cain / G. MAST [ex-Aliene Ma'riage ~ VABeL] / B. Ray [ex-NEGA] / D. (TBA)】
CindyKate~ FOODED SEALMasami (雅美) will also hold his session, MASAMING (マサミング), at that event.
Maki (真稀) [ex-
hurts, many others], will secede from his current band, UNDEAD, on 2015-01-27. It's assumed that he'll officially join Lucifer's underground, of which he's currently only a support member.
SUZAKUItsuki (樹) has announced his session band lineup for 2015-01-23:
【V. Itsuki (樹) [
AiM MaiM] / G. Natsume Sakutarou (夏目 朔太郎) [ AiM MaiM] / G. Ao (碧) [ex-paradeis] / B. UCHI [A113] / D. Shota (咲汰) [A113]】
Cu[be]vocalist will appear in another session: http://weloveucp.com/lives/17/
To celebrate the recent release of their single,
AiM MaiMwill commence their first tour, -Inochi no Yurai。- (-いのちのゆらい。-), on 2015-01-29. Their tour final will be announced a later date.
REALieshave a new towel.
VARYLhave uploaded a preview of their upcoming single:
Various UCP-related artists are featured on this TOWER RECORDS CD in which they talk about their favorite releases throughout the year.
REALieshas postponed their upcoming single from 2015-01-14 to 2015-01-28.
Posts from 2014
The details have been revealed for upcoming omnibus DEEP MORE DEEP #2 (which features
You can view the tracklist and cover art above. In the mean time, privileges: each store will have its own privilege DVD (I think they're comment DVDs but can't be sure). Like an Edison will get Fixer DVD; Jishuban Club (自主盤倶楽部), THE BLACK SWAN DVD; closet child, VARYL DVD; and ZEAL LINK, Nihilizm DVD.
I'll probably buy from Jishuban to get the THE BLACK SWAN DVD... but interested in seeing VARYL too. Anyone else buying a copy?
ARLEQUINwill begin their latest collaboration with Like an Edison on 2014-10-20. Like before, it includes special instores, shopping bags, etc., but more importantly, they'll distribute a new song called Ichijiku (無花果). Also like before, Like an Edison is an asshole, so this only applies in store; web orders won't include the distributed CD.
VARYL(ex- Visagevocalist new band) will release their maxi-single, Aitou (哀悼), in 2015. Their celebration event, Kaihou Junrei -Daiisshou- (解放巡礼 -第一章-), will be on 2015-01-23 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE.
Here's a sample from
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM's upcoming single:
Soon-to-disband super indie band, Emlibeur, released their first (and last) single on 2014-10-19. Interestingly, they thanked ex-
Vior gloirevocalist shall in the credits, so I guess he helped them somehow :) Here's a sample of some other songs from them, just for kicks:
LINis in Vol.15 of Chinese visual magazine VISUALZINE.
ISORAwill hold their threeman, Butterfly Effect, with DISGUST and CielGrave on 2014-12-05 at LIVE HOUSE D'.
SIVAsession Bakemonogo (化物語) will appear on 2014-10-28 with the lineup:
【V. KAIRI (カイリ) [ex-
SIVA] / G. HIKARU (ヒカル) [THE GALLO] / G. Narumi (成海) [ex-Bergerac] / B. Mayu (真悠) [ex-HALCION (ハルシオン)] / D. aki [ex- E'm ~grief~, etc.]】