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Jikkentai NEMESIS one-day revival
Jikkentai NEMESIS one-day revival

Jikkentai NEMESIS will hold a one-day revival on 2016-01-05 at OSAKA MUSE.

If you don't remember, Jikkentai NEMESIS was a continuous session band formed by guitarist SAN after the disbandment of NEGA. It featured ex-Reeper vocalist Saica and ex-Vior gloire drummer ARU. Guitarist Hiroya and bassist Nagi joined for the session's last live, and that lineup became official band the:Ø.

It has been confirmed that the 2016-01-05 performance will not feature the full lineup, but Nagi and SAN have already confirmed their participation.

That should kill the rumors of SAN being hated by everyone for joining BFN, lol.

EDIT: Saica and Aru, plus ex-LUCHE. guitarist Hikaru, have also confirmed their participation in the revival.
FUTURISM・BOYZ new photo
FUTURISM・BOYZ has revealed their first official photography since the joining of new vocalist shall (ex-Vior gloire). Check it out, above! You can see their older photos at their biography section.

Posts from 2014

shall joins FUTURISM・BOYZ
shall joins FUTURISM・BOYZ

ex-Vior gloire vocalist shall (シャル) has officially joined FUTURISM・BOYZ as of 2014-11-23!

They've had quite the lineup drama... You'll remember bassist B.B suddenly seceded in 2012, and then vocalist CO- disappeared after being arrested in 2013. In 2014, after continuing as a two-person, non-visual band for some time, shall appeared as guest vocalist, then CO- formally announced his secession and retirement. Drummer Shun (俊) recently announced his new band Ai-collage, so it seemed that F・B would be on the back burner... But with shall formally joining, maybe we'll get some more activity! And, gods willing, a release?!

I assume (for the time being) that remembrance will continue at its leisurely pace, but who knows?
News roundup 10/21
Here's a roundup of the latest news related to ARLEQUIN, ISORA, VARYL, SIVA, E'm ~grief~, LIN, MASKED RIDER SYSTEM, and Vior gloire.

  • ARLEQUIN will 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-Visage vocalist 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 gloire vocalist shall in the credits, so I guess he helped them somehow :) Here's a sample of some other songs from them, just for kicks:

  • LIN is in Vol.15 of Chinese visual magazine VISUALZINE.
  • ISORA will hold their threeman, Butterfly Effect, with DISGUST and CielGrave on 2014-12-05 at LIVE HOUSE D'.
  • ex-SIVA session 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.]】
remembrance first maxi-single
remembrance has announced the details of their first maxi-single, which will be sold only at their live on 2014-10-09. It turns out that the release, rebirth, will feature covers of shall's previous bands (including Vior gloire!) Unfortunately for us, I don't expect the release to be available for ordering online.
UNDER CODE ROADIES
On 2014-07-09, a special session band comprised of ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION roadies held its first (and only) live:

UNDER CODE ROADIES -Yuushi to Mizuki no NEXT INNOVATORS-
(UNDER CODE ROADIES -優心と水稀のNEXT INNOVATORS-):
  • 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)]

Tracklist:

  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)


FUTURISM・BOYZ future?
The FUTURISM・BOYZ vs Dancing MOGA twoman was completed successfully, with attendance almost sold out, and renewed optimism among remaining members Shun (俊) and YUKIHIRO (ユキヒロ)! In addition to mentioning a few interesting details of F・BOYZ' activity until now (please check the biography page), Shun mentioned in a post that the duo has already planned more lives, due to the success of this one!

And...
It seems we might get an official announcement about a FUTURISM・BOYZ vocalist in August...!

Here's the setlist from the show (keep in mind that lyrics and rhythm to almost all songs were changed to accommodate shall!):

  1. micron
  2. Musuu no Kinkou (Drum 'n' Bass Ver.) (無数の均衡 (Drum 'n' Bass Ver.))
  3. CHICKEN Lock (チキンLock)
  4. 13sai Ningyou (13歳人形) [Arc cover]
  5. SPICY (Soul Dance Ver.)
  6. Ikiru toha Tatakai deare (生きるとは闘いであれ)
  7. If (ballade Ver.) featuring Kitera Akio

THE BLACK SWAN updates
THE BLACK SWAN members' blogs and Twitters are open, and the band has announced details of its tour final at which a new song will be distributed.

THE BLACK SWAN PRESENTS FIRST TOUR 2014 「NEEDLESS × NEEDLESS」 TOUR FINAL
KILLER × KILLER CARNIVAL
2014-09-11 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA
THE BLACK SWAN / Sel'm / Femme Fatale / ERIZA / Nihilizm / SAVAGE

I SOLATION freely distributed to attendees


THE BLACK SWAN members' blogs

the:Ø first photo and samples
the:Ø have revealed their first look and samples of their first songs!! All songs were composed by SAN... ...so why do they suck?!?! IMO they're surprisingly basic for such great musicians. But what do you think?


ex-Vior gloire serra band ends
ex-Vior gloire guitarist serra's new band, friguslumbare has indefinitely paused activities ...after only one live. And their explanation is something about the plumbing in one of the members' houses? Or something?

....Guess we should have known from the DJ in a motorcycle helmet that wasn't a serious band.

So anyway, you may remember that friguslumbare was going to sell a 3 song CD for 500 yen at their first live. Well, now their OHP says that they “forgot to do that”, and now they're distributing it via mailorder. Maybe.

Anyway, on a more serious note, it sounds as if serra is taking a break from music. Hopefully that's not the case!
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION models for Tritt fur Tritt anniversary
On 2014-09-22, legendary visual kei hair & makeup house Tritt für Tritt will celebrate its 10th(!) anniversary with a huge modeling & live event in Ikebukuro (池袋). After teasing details for the past five months, Tritt für Tritt has finally announced the full lineup of participants in its event―and a plethora of ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION musicians will appear!

Tritt für Tritt 10th anniversary event Tritt für Tritt, Ikebukuro wo JACK!? ~Shikaku to Choukaku no 「Jikohyougen」~ =HAIR MAKE & LIVE SHOW= (トリトリ,池袋をジャック!? ~視覚と聴覚の「自己表現」~ =ヘアメイク&ライブショー=)
2014-09-22 at Ikebukuro Toshima Koukaidou (池袋豊島公会堂)

【UNDER CODE PRODUCTION models】
  • KISAKI (UNDER CODE PRODUCTION president / LIN)
  • SUI (ex-Megaromania ~ LIN)
  • MIZALY (ex-Megaromania ~ LIN)
  • YUSHI (ex-Megaromania ~ LIN)
  • CERO (LIN)
  • Rame (ex-VIDOLL ~ Black Gene For the Next Scene)
  • SAN (ex-NEGA ~ the:Ø)
  • Ray (ex-NEGA ~ Licht Entertainment president)
  • Cecil (ex-E'm ~grief~)
  • RENA (ex-Vior gloire ~ THE BLACK SWAN)
  • RAI (ex-HEISEI ISHIN ~ GIGAMOUS)
  • YUKKIE (ex-HEISEI ISHIN ~ GIGAMOUS)
  • Otake (ex-CindyKate ~ AVANCHICK)
  • (unknown vocalist of AVANCHICK) (AVANCHICK)

【other models】
yo-ka (DIAURA) / Kayuu (ν) / Sizna (Moran) / Ice (BFN) / MINAMI / YUKI (CELL) / kyouki (Grieva) / Hisame (Grieva) / mikado (Oneness) / syuma (Oneness) / rui (MISARUKA) / rin (MISARUKA) / Agato (Tokami) / Yutaka (LUCHe.) / Hikaru (LUCHe.) / rino (Synk;yet) / yuiha (Synk;yet) / VAMPIRE ROSE / Humiya (SERIAL⇔NUMBER) / Seiran (HiMeDOKI) / Luy (ZIN) / Kei (ZIN) / Riku (ZIN) / Louie (Rose Noire) / Jill (Rose Noire) / Tomoya (LIV'ERT) / Tamaki Souji (MARBLE HEAD) / Shion (AXIA) / TAKUYA (REVIL) / RayJi (ViV) / TAKA (White Palette) / Sakinew (ex-TRUST) / Yuuka (ex-Fi'Ance.)

【live performances】
Royz / DIAURA / GOTCHAROCKA / ν / Kiryu (己龍)


While Tritt für Tritt will handle all hair and makeup for the modeling portions, they will collaborate with the following fashion houses for clothes and accessories: SEX POT, Royal Princess Alice, Angelic Pretty, SUPER LOVERS, Rion, and mIRA..

THE BLACK SWAN members formally revealed, release announced
THE BLACK SWAN formally announced its lineup on Sunday; as speculated previously, it features ex-Vior gloire bassist RENA along with other relatively unknown musicians.

THE BLACK SWAN
V. 儿-JIN- (ex-NEGA)
G. 樹-ITSUKI- (ex-ORIGAMI (オリガミ))
G. 誠-MAKOTO (ex-RevieЯ, Doppler)
B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire)
D. 煉-LEN-

THE BLACK SWAN held a secret live on the 11th at SHIBUYA REX and performed the following original songs:
  • INSIDE SILENCE
  • I SOLATION
  • Jishin Boukansha (自深傍観者)
  • HATE YOURSELF UNTIL YOU DIE

The band will release their first live-limited single, Kurochou (黒聴), during their first live tour which starts on 2014-06-06. The single will contain two songs―I'm pretty sure these will be “I SOLATION” and “Jishin Boukansha”, as these are already recorded, but this hasn't been confirmed.

Finally, THE BLACK SWAN has revealed that their tour final will be held on 2014-09-11 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA.
king zeebra × Licht Entertainment
king zeebra, the label of ex-SUZAKU (朱) vocalist Itsuki (樹), and Licht Entertainment, the label of ex-NEGA bassist Ray, held their co-sponsored event yesterday at FAN-J twice.

Licht Entertainment & king zeebra present Kansai Kekkishuukai (関西決起集会)
2014-04-25 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) FANJ-twice
  • Ray & Itsuki BAND (Ray&樹バンド)
    【V. Ituki (ex-SUZAKU) / G. Ao (碧) (ex-paradeis) / G. KAEDE (カヱデ) (ex-MEKAKUSI (メカクシ)) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. Karen (火憐) (ex-SUZAKU~ISORA (イソラ))】
  • Giyaku (偽薬)
    【V. rima (PLACEBO (プラセボ)) / G. hina (PLACEBO) / G. RYO (PLACEBO) / B. Tomoki (朋希) (PLACEBO) / D. sakura (PLACEBO)】
  • ISORA (イソラ)
  • DECIDE
  • Shunsetsu (春雪)
  • Jikkendai NEMESIS (実験体NEMESIS)
    【V. Saica (槐) (the:Ø) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA~the:Ø) / G. Hiroya (尋弥) (the:Ø) / B. Nagi (凪) (the:Ø) / D. ARU (アル) (ex-Vior gloire~the:Ø)】
  • UnRealistic
    【V. YUUTO (ユウト) (ex-C≠P) / G. A.KI / B. Nagi (渚) / D. 爻~kou~】
  • (large session)
FUTURISM・BOYZ twoman featuring shall
FUTURISM・BOYZ will hold their twoman live vs DancingMOGA on 2014-07-20 at Abiko (あびこ) BEAT IN. Vocalist CO- will not appear―instead, ex-Vior gloire shall (シャル) will act as the band's guest vocalist!

News roundup 4/26
Here's the latest minor news:

  • GOEMON RECORDS will sponsor its event Goemon NO Kado -Sono Ichi- (五右衛門ノ門-その壱-) on 2014-07-08 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA. ARLEQUIN will appear as guest.
  • ARLEQUIN guitarist Kuruto (來堵) has healed from his ligament injury and is planning to return at the band's 2014-05-05 live appearance.
  • Those who purchase tickets for Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし)'s 2014-05-02 sponsored event through the band will receive a 2-song live DVD or a CD(?) with drummer Kishihara Masami (岸原 雅巳)'s version of Binetsu Tairiku (微熱大陸).
  • Some self liner notes of upcoming omnibus Yougenkyou -WEST- THE CONQUEST OF NANIWA (妖幻鏡-WEST-) have been posted. About LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)'s song, the band says:
  • Vocalist KAGUYA (ex-BERLIN~GRIEVER) has mentioned that he plans to start a new band soon.
  • Mizuki (美冬), former roadie for Vior gloire, has mentioned that former UNDER CODE PRODUCTION roadies are planning to reunite for a special session band! Details TBA.
  • There was a printing error in the booklet of carat (カラット)'s latest single. If you purchased it, please see the notice.
  • Lilith has served as the opening act for Kiryu (己龍)'s overseas live on 2014-04-20.
  • ex-Syndrome vocalist who now calls himself Pami。 (ぱみ。) has released the PV for his first solo song. Despite seeming like it's going to be unbearably embarrassing, it's not half bad in the end!

ex-NEGA and Vior gloire new band: the:Ø
ex-NEGA guitarist SAN has officially announced his new band!!! the:Ø (pronounced “the o” [ジ オ]), which will also feature ex-Vior gloire drummer ARU (アル), will officially start this summer.

the:Ø
V. Saica (槐) 【ex-Reeper】
G. SAN 【ex-NEGA】
G. Hiroya (尋弥)
B. Nagi (凪) 【ex-Regalia】
D. ARU (アル) 【ex-Vior gloire】


the:Ø official website
THE BLACK SWAN officially starts
THE BLACK SWAN, new band of ex-NEGA vocalist 儿-JIN-, has officially started!!! Check out THE BLACK SWAN's first official photo (above) and [awesome] samples of their songs Jishin Boukansha (自深傍観者) and ISOLATION:



Although THE BLACK SWAN has officially started, the band's full lineup still hasn't been revealed. From his hand tattoo, I'm pretty sure that's RENA (ex-Vior gloire) on the far left, but I can't confirm any of the other members (aside from assuming they're the same as the TBS session lineup).

At any rate, THE BLACK SWAN has announced their first tour, and more information should be revealed before their first live on 2014-06-06.

THE BLACK SWAN FIRST TOUR 2014 NEEDLESS × NEEDLESS
2014-06-06 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE
2014-06-20 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4
2014-06-27 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA
2014-07-11 at Shibuya (渋谷) REX
2014-07-17 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4
2014-08-04 at Sendai (仙台) MACANA
2014-08-06 at Niigata (新潟) RIVERST
2014-08-07 at Kanazawa (金沢) vanvanV4
2014-08-10 at Nagoya (名古屋) MUSIC FARM
2014-08-18 at Fukuoka (福岡) DRUM SON
2014-08-20 at Hiroshima NAMIKI JUNCTION (広島ナミキジャンクション)
2014-08-21 at Okayama (岡山) CRAZY 2nd ROOM
2014-08-24 at Osaka (大阪) VARON
2014-08-30 at Meguro Rockmaykan (目黒鹿鳴館)

NEEDLESS × NEEDLESS TOUR FINAL
2014-09-XX at somewhere in Tokyo


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.
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)
Vior gloire serra new band
Vior gloire serra new band

ex-Vior gloire guitarist serra announced that he's joined a new, non-visual band called friguslumbare! Additionally, it seems that he's changed his name to 充紀-MITSUKI-.

Vior gloire serra new band

friguslumbare
L→R clockwise 【G. 充紀-MITSUKI- (ex-Vior gloire as serra) / V. Coris / DJ. May-Jing / D. 大介-DAISUKE- / G. 雅樹-MASAKI- / B. 環-TAMAKI-】

friguslumbare was formed by 4 core members in 2013, and new members G. MITSUKI (serra) and DJ. May-Jing have joined as of 2014-02-18. Now with a complete lineup, friguslumbare will hold their first live on 2014-04-13 at Nishikujou (西九条) BRAND NEW. Although, according to MITSUKI, their pace will be leisurely, the band has already announced its 3 song demo CD, ELYSIONE / BLUE TEARS / prepare myself, will be released at the live for 500 yen.



friguslumbare official
THE BLACK SWAN additional session appearance
THE BLACK SWAN additional session appearance

THE BLACK SWAN has added another performance as SESSION BAND TBS (セッションバンドTBS) on 2014-04-14. So far, 【V. JIN (儿) / G. Itsuki (樹) / B. RENA】 are confirmed to be in the lineup this time.

NAINE PresentsNEW ANSWER IS NEW ETHIC 2014-04-14 at Shibuya (渋谷) REX
SESSION BAND TBS / NAINE / LOUD GRAPE / SUPER BOYS / Revolv (レボルブ) / Ecthelion

shall to start activity?
ex-Vior gloire vocalist/genius shall has mentioned that he will start up some sort of band activity on 2014-04-06 at Nishikujo (西九条) BRAND NEW. He says that he wanted something with a “name” (imo more formal than a session band), but something slow, with a live only every month or two. So it sounds to me like he'll be starting a continuous session band... but it can't hurt to hope for more, right?!

By the way, shall started his reminiscence of visual kei influences influential to him. Check it out here.
Session updates 1/31
Latest session updates, featuring ex- NEGA, Vior gloire, and SIVA:

  • Further members of ex-NEGA SAN session band Jikkentai NEMESIS (実験体NEMESIS) appearance on 2014-03-08 have been announced: 【V. Saica (槐) (ex-Reeper) / G. SAN / D. ARU (アル) (ex-Vior gloire) / (others TBA)】

  • ex-SIVA vocalist KAIRI (カイリ) will hold his session at PLACEBO (プラセボ) (band produced by ex-NEGA Ray) sponsored event.
    Musoukai (無双会) Presents PLACEBO sponsored eventRe:birth「P」 2014-03-08 at Ikebukuro (池袋) EDGE
    PLACEBO (プラセボ) / FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) / Bakeneko (化け猫) 【V. KAIRI / (others TBA)】 / Neverland / VABEL / sForzato / Arizaka Mii? (有坂未唯)

By the way, I wonder if Musoukai (無双会) might be a label owned by Ray, considering that it produced Raychel BAND and PLACEBO lives.
THE BLACK SWAN update?
NEGA vocalist announces new band

ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) bassist Shohei (祥平) has announced his May birthday event, and an interesting session band called TBS will appear there... Could this be ex-NEGA vocalist JIN (儿) new band, THE BLACK SWAN? Read on:

As I said, SESSION BAND TBS (セッションバンドTBS) will appear at the event―TBS just happening to be the same initials of THE BLACK SWAN. Furthermore, the lineup includes ex-Vior gloire bassist RENA and ex-ORIGAMI (オリガミ) guitarist Itsuki (樹), both of whom JIN follow on Twitter. The session's lineup is listed as follows:
【V. (undecided) / G. Itsuki / G. Chi? (千) / B. RENA / D. Kiryu? (希柳)】

But here's the real kicker: the Japanese version of the information includes the note “ボーカは未定です” (“vocal is undecided”). Notice the underlined character? ...That kanji, innocently slipped into the word “ボーカル” (“vocal”), is the kanji for “JIN”!!

So it looks like THE BLACK SWAN will be performing in May, at least in a session/prototype state. If the lineup stays the same (and I hope it does, 'cause JIN and RENA could be cool together!), we can expect THE BLACK SWAN to have the following members:
【V. JIN / G. Itsuki / G. Chi? / B. RENA / D. Kiryu?

What do you think? Will THE BLACK SWAN have the same lineup as this session? Is this a promising lineup? Do you know anything about mystery members Chi and Kiryu?
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)】.
Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji live and release
Continual session band Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji (財団法人黒十字) will perform today in a RIKU-less version called Zaidan Hitori Kurojuuji (罪団一人黒十字). At the live, Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji (the normal version of the session) will release a demo CD-R containing a new song.

Planet CHILD Music 7th AnniversarySousei Ryouran -SESSIONhen- (創世繚乱-セッション編-) 2014-01-08 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) soma
Zaidan Hitori Kurojuuji (罪団一人黒十字) 【V. Ren (Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji ~ etc.) / G. Kousuke (2 Gatsu 22 Nichi ~ etc.) / G. Yuu (2nd Dyz) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / D. Kaede (2nd Dyz)】 / (full lineup)


Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji
オーバードーズ
OVERDOSE
2014-01-08 1,000 yen single CD-R

  1. オーバードーズ OVERDOSE

RIKU, Sui, ARU sessions
ex-LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) vocalist RIKU and ex-Megaromania vocalist Megaromania will participate in VELBET (ベルベット) session live BLOODY【Y】BIRTHDAY on 2014-02-06.

VELBET PRESENTS PREMIUM GANG NIGHTBLOODY【Y】BIRTHDAY 2014-02-06 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA
  • ASSAULT (Kaie session) 【V. RIKU (ex-LIN) / G. Kaie (VELBET) / G. shinno (NoGoD) / B. akiya (AUBE) / D. Shuu (しゅう) (AUBE)】
  • F4 -the Final- (NATSUKA (ナツカ) session) 【Sui (翠) (ex-Megaromania) -as- Doumyouji Tsukasa (道明寺 司) / KEITA (ケイタ) (MoNoLith) -as- I Jeha (織部順平) / Yumeji (夢時) (HOLLOWGRAM) -as- Yun Jifu (花沢類) / Sho (翔) (D.I.D.) -as- Doumyouji Tsukasa (西門総二郎) / NATSUKA (ナツカ) (VELBET) -as- Mimasaka Akira (美作あきら)】

ex-Vior gloire drummer ARU (アル) will participate in ZIN (ジン) session event Shinshun SESSION Matsuri (新春セッション祭り) on 2014-01-06.

ZIN sponsored eventShinshun SESSION Matsuri (新春セッション祭り) 2014-01-06 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) soma
  • Orochi SESSION (大蛇セッション) 【V. MASASHI (FoLLoW) / G. GAK (Purple Stone) / G. (TBA) / B. Orochi (ZIN) / D. ARU (ex-Vior gloire)

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
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
SAN and ARU in session
ex-NEGA guitarist SAN and ex-Vior gloire drummer ARU (アル) will perform in a session band called Jikkentai NEMESIS (実験体NEMESIS) 【V. Saica (ex-Reeper) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. Ao (ex-paradeis) / B. (undecided) / D. ARU (ex-Vior gloire)】 on 2013-12-31 at Ash OSAKA. By the way, ex-Dali~LOTMAN new band 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) will also perform at that event.
Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji will perform
Long-running session UNDER CODE PRODUCTION session band Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji (罪団法人黒十字) will perform in 2014―sort of. The session classically features dual vocalists Ren (ex-Dali) and RIKU (ex-LIN), but RIKU will not appear this time; the session has therefore been renamed to Zaidan Hitori Kurojuuji (罪団1人黒十字). Besides Ren, the session will also feature LOTMAN guitarist SORA and ex-Vior gloire bassist RENA.

Planet CHILD Music 7th anniversarySousei Ryouran -SESSIONhen- (創世繚乱-セッション編-) 2014-01-08 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) soma
Zaidan Hitori Kurojuuji 罪団1人黒十字 【V. Ren (れん) (ex-Dali ~ LOTMAN) / G. SORA (ソラ) (LOTMAN) / G. Yuu (柚) (2nd Dyz) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / D. Kaede (楓) (2nd Dyz)】
full session lineup here

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.】
Session updates 2013-08-13
Here's an update of the sessions which various ex-UNDER CODE artists are performing with!

● VIRGIN HUNTER (ヴァージンハンター)
2013-07-15 at Birth Shinjuku
D. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / V. Takeru (DIANA) / G. Maki (DIANA) / G. Isami (DIANA) / B. Rei (ex-Hi:BRiD)

● KISSBULLET
2013-07-27 at Meguro Rockmaykan
Support D. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / V. Hasumi Yuu (ex-Gokusai FILM) / G. KAIE (ex-NightingeiL) / Support G. Kikuchi Akito (ex-LIPHLICH) / Support B. LEAYA (ex-Vasalla)

● Vior glore SESSION (Vior gloire セッション)
2013-08-01 at Shinjuku RUIDO K4
V. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / B. RENA (ex-Vior gloire) / G. Vuit (Ray℃) / D. Verry (ViV)

● BLUE MOMENTS (ブルーモーメンツ)
2013-08-07 at Ikebukuro RUIDO K3
B. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / V. You (LucaRia) / G. yukito (Resist) / G. Saya (SRASH NOTES GARDEN) / D. MIYA (LucaRia)

● SAMII TAAMAA (サミーターマー)
2013-08-19 at Birth Shinjuku
D. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / V. Gai (ex-FULL EFFECT) / G. Vuit (Ray℃) / G. Sou (POLTERGEIST) / B. Tama (GOKIBURI)

● Sami SESSION (沙美セッション)
2013-09-02 at Shinjuku RUIDO K4
V. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate) / G. Kaoru / B. NaNao / D. Sayuki

● F4 RETURNS (F4リターンズ)
2013-09-04 at Takadanobaba AREA
Doumyouji Tsukasa (道明寺司). Sui (翠) (ex-Megaromania) / Makino Tsukushi (牧野つくし). Rame (ex-VIDOLL) / Hanazawa Rui (花沢類). Yumeji (ex-Lc5) / Nishikado Soujirou (西門総二郎). Shou (D.I.D.) / Mimasaka Akira (美作あきら). NATSUKA (VELBET)

● DICTATORS CIRCUS
2013-09-14 at Ikebukuro EDGE
V. KAIRI (カイリ) (ex-SIVA) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. Aki (ex-E'm ~grief~) / G. Shintarou (Annie's Black) / G. Shidou (ex-NaiL)

● Youichi SESSION (雄一セッション)
2013-09-14 at Ikebukuro EDGE
G. Yu (憂) (ex-SIVA [as Youichi]) / V. Kyouka (ex-Aliene Ma'riage) / G. Ruli (ex-ElDorado) / B. ISUKE (ex-La'Mule) / D. YOU-YA (ex-La'Mule)
Vior gloire's last live
Vior gloire successfully finished their 2 year anniversary and last live oneman, XOR vior ~2 Nenkan no Kansha wo Komete~ (XOR vior ~2年間の感謝を込めて~), the other day. It seems that the live was a success, with several fellow ex-UCP bandmates attending and several fans offering flowers to the band. ex-bassist RENA posted the setlist, and I've reposted it below:

-SE-
01. HYSRIC (ヒスリック)
02. Freezing rain
03. DEATH PARADE
-MC-
04. INSPIRE (インスパイア)
05. IRONONAI SEKAI (イロノナイセカイ)
06. despair
07. DEAD the CREATOR
-MC-
08. Kurui Hateta Genjitsu ni Mita Sekai (狂い果てた現実に見た世界)
09. LILIAS・SOPHIE to Yuuutsu (リリアス・ソフィーと憂鬱)
10. Locus
11. My place
-EN-
01. ALI (アリー)
02. AGITATOR
03. NAKIHA (ナキハ)

Even though they had very few releases, I'm happy that Vior gloire managed to release almost all of their songs. The only songs we'll never be able to hear are Freezing rain and the fabled New song 1 (which must have been super bad, as I think they played it at only 1 live). Anyway, truly one of the greatest UNDER CODE bands IMO. Let's check out their discography and mourn!

-

CindyKate disbands today and then Megaromania follows at the end of the month. From there, REALies and F・B are the only UNDER CODE bands left standing (and it seems that REALies will be the only one to make it much farther).
Vior gloire shall session
ex-Vior gloire vocalist shall will perform with a session band on August 12th at Livqueur Records' sponsored event Soukyuu no PARABEZUMU (蒼穹のパラベズム).

After that, on September 1st, shall will appear with his previous band GRiST as a one-day revival (unfortunately, Vior gloire guitarist serra [guitarist of GRiST as Mitsuki] will not appear, as he will have retired at that point). The live will take place a Shinsaibashi club ALIVE as part of CROW MUSIC's 16th anniversary special live night, 「Shin×sai×bashi×Ki×shi×kyou×satsu」 Dear ALIVE Tokubetsu Kouen! (「心×斎×橋×騎×士×狂×殺」 Dear ALIVE特別公演!).

The GRiST one-day revival will probably be shall's last performance, as he has expressed disinterest in continuing musical activities :(
Vior gloire to disband
Vior gloire announced at their June 8th oneman that they will disband this year.

Previously, guitarists kei and serra, and drummer ARU announced their intention to secede from the band after its June 9th oneman. At the time, vocalist shall and bassist RENA indicated that they would try to somehow move forward with the band―it seems that they've changed their minds.

Vior gloire's last live will be a free oneman on Jully 11th (tentative), and it appears that the original five-member lineup will perform (with kei, serra, and ARU performing as support members). Further details are expected soon. As for the future: kei has retired, and shall has says that he feels too old to try a new band...

By the way, Vior gloire freely distributed CDs with new songs at the June 8th & 9th oneman. I have the tracklist for the 8th version (below), but I'm not sure if the 9th version was any different. I also haven't been able to find more information than that... sorry.

Vior gloire
Vior gloire B
2013-06-09 0 yen single CD-R

  1. ヒスリック HYSRIC
  2. アリー ARII
  3. My Place
  4. (Comment B)

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION Treasure Book & LAST LIVE DVD


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:

【CONTENTS】
  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
【TWO-POINT PRIVILEGE】
  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
【WEB SHOP PRIVILEGE】
  • 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
UNDER CODE LAST COLLABORATION 「D・N・A」 revealed!!


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:

(omnibus)
hide TRIBUTE SPIRITS Ⅱ -Visual SPIRITS-
2013-07-03 3,000 yen omnibus album CD

  1. TELL ME
  2. DICE
  3. OBLAAT
  4. D.O.D
  5. ピンク スパイダー PINK SPIDER
  6. ever free
  7. DOUBT
  8. HURRY GO ROUND
  9. MISERY
  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!

Ash OSAKA PRESENTS SESSION Matsuri MOVING TARGET
2013-06-29

  • 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

  • MASKED RIDER SYSTEM (FOWR)


Vior gloire guitarist to secede
Vior gloire guitarist serra has announced that he will leave the band after their June oneman. This makes him the third member to make such an announcement―leaving vocalist shall and bassist RENA as the only members of Vior gloire after June 9th...
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.
Vior Gloire oneman live and two members' withdrawal.


At yesterday's oneman live, Vior 2013 Spring Shower, Vior Gloire made two announcement: in june, they will hold two oneman lives, 「XOR vior-Evolve-」 and after those, Kei (gt) and アル (Aru) (dr) will leave Vior Gloire. Kei will even stop any musical activity.

Vior Gloire Oneman Lives 2013XOR vior-Evolve- 2013-06-08 at Osaka LIVE HOUSE D'
2013-06-09 at Osaka LIVE HOUSE D' ※
※Kei and アル withdrawal from Vior Gloire

Vior gloire oneman emergency project
Vior gloire will hold their oneman, Vior 2013 Spring Shower, on the 17th at HOLIDAY OSAKA. The band has announced a spur-of-the-moment project: in commemoration of their short time left at UNDER CODE PRODUCTION, Vior gloire will appear in their legendary rejected costumes, for one night only!

Back in 2011, before Vior gloire was officially announced, the UNDER CODE website was secretly updated with a photo of the then-new band. However, once the band officially debuted, they had completely different costumes, and the ones in the original photo were never seen again. These are the “legendary rejected costumes”. You can see the fabled OHP picture below:


UNDER CODE omnibus features
UNDER CODE artists have been featured in a lot of omnibuses lately. First, there's the last memorial omnibus, High Style Paradox 2003~2013, which features all UCP artists. Second, Megaromania and LIN will participate in a special omnibus compiled by PENICILLIN guitarist Chisato (to which LIN will contribute a new song). And finally, sever UNDER CODE bands have been featured in a digital compilation series called VISUAL☆INVASION. Details for all are below:

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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 last tour


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.

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

NEXT INNOVATORS FINAL
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)]
CLUB CHIKASEN


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 weloveucp@gmail.com, 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?

SUZAKU
絶彩執
Zessaishuu
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
  3. DEATH PARADE
  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
  9. DEAD the CREATOR
  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!

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REALies
LEVEL. TYPE:A
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
  6. SKY AROUND
  7. 浮遊グラフィック Fuyuu GRAPHIC
  8. CHANGE!
  9. LaST A GaINST
  10. NEXT⇒

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REALies
LEVEL. TYPE:B
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

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.

Cu[be]
[psycho/Ro]ckST★R
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

Dali
ダリコレ ディスク
DALI COLLE DISC
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

LIN
AWAKING FROM -INDEPENDENT “MAZE”-
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

LIN
VALUE-EXCLAIM -FILM-
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
  10. DRUM SOLO
  11. As If Forever Exists.
  12. Deep Labyrinth
  13. Feeling Universe
  14. Royal Blood
  15. Insane flashback show
  16. Call Back
  17. Rin
  18. FREEDOM
  19. Foolish

Megaromania
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

Megaromania
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)

Megaromania
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
  4. APOCALYPSE
  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
  14. THE END OF VENGEANCE
  15. Rain fall in solitude
  16. Ideal future
  17. Oath-cross of eternity-
  18. Sabbath
  19. AURORA-destinies of world-

Megaromania
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

Megaromania
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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REALies
LEVEL. TYPE:A
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
  6. SKY AROUND
  7. 浮遊グラフィック Fuyuu GRAPHIC
  8. CHANGE!
  9. LaST A GaINST
  10. NEXT⇒

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REALies
LEVEL. TYPE:B
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
絶彩執
Zessaishuu
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
  3. DEATH PARADE
  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
  9. DEAD the CREATOR
  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

Vior gloire album privileges


Vior gloire, who is releasing their first full album on October 24th, has also released the privilege list for their upcoming CD. Which store do you think gives the best privilege?

  • UNDER CODE PRODUCTION OFFICIAL WEB SHOP personalized comment DVD + signed cheki of member of your choice
  • Like an Edison comment DVD + song explanation comment CD
  • PureSound live DVD
  • CROSS CAT comment DVD
  • Jishuban Club comment DVD + photoset + group photo
  • Brand X comment DVD + photocard set + group photo card
  • little HEARTS. comment DVD + group photo
  • fiveStars comment DVD
Last Rinne Tensei
On August 5th, 輪・廻・転・生 -Matina VS UNDER CODE PRODUCTION- (Rin・ne・ten・sei) was held at HOLIDAY OSAKA. I thought I'd post the setlists and a couple of photos from the event.

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Unfortunately, KISAKI has revealed that this was the end of the 輪・廻・転・生 ~A RETURN OF “VISUAL MONSTER” (Rin・ne・ten・sei) event series. Furthermore, he revealed that it's the very last revival live of MIRAGE as well. This was a great year for 90s visual kei revivals―can't last forever, can it?


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.


REALies

朱 (SUZAKU)

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

  • MASKED RIDER SYSTEM

  • 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.
Vior gloire announces first full album + tour


Vior gloire has announced their first full album! (SUZAKU did too!) It will be released this October, in―wait for it―one type only! The album will include 10 tracks, most of which will be new. To celebrate the release, Vior gloire will hold a three-city sponsored event tour. At each stop, they'll freely distribute an unspecified present (probably a postcard or sticker, etc.). The tour will wrap up with a commemorative oneman, at which the band will freely distribute a DVD (contents unknown).

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
  3. DEATH PARADE
  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
  9. DEAD the CREATOR
  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


Commemorative three-city sponsored event tourWhite night
2012-11-09 at ESAKA MUSE
Vior gloire, Dali (guest), Jackman, クリシュナ (CRISHUNA), ジン (JIN), LOCUS, Renny Lily, ZeluvA, 縁_心 (enshi shin), TONE[+]PUZZLE, -Xion-

2012-11-10 at 名古屋 (Nagoya) CLUB 3STAR IMAIKE
Vior gloire, Dali (guest), 朱 (SUZAKU), Cu[be], ISK;M, Lustknot., 麗麗 ~reirei~, T@PLANET

2012-11-12 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) RUIDO-K3
Vior gloire, Dali (guest), Cardinal, 瀬戸の花嫁 (Seto no Hanayome), RedruM, Synk;yet, 0801弐209XX6, DEVI+TEC, シビレバシル (SIBILEBASHIR), paradox

2012-12-08 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
Vior gloire, NEGA (guest), REVINE, トモダチ (tomodachi), クリシュナ (CRISHUNA), scarlet, ZeluvA, Lougenel, アインゼーレ (EINESEELE), (Livqueur Records session)

an unspecified present will be freely distributed at each live


Tour final / CD release celebration and 2012 summation onemanEncounter Vior 2012-12-27 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
Vior gloire (oneman)

a DVD (contents unknown) will be freely distributed


I'm super excited! This is one release that I definitely, absolutely, must buy! It seems like a reward for waiting an entire year with almost no new music.
News from NEXT INNOVATORS


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)
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REALies fan appreciation live
REALies' fan appreciation session live

REALies is holding a special fan appreciation live next month, and they've finally announced the full session band lineup! Check it out below.

1st Anniversary REALive extra-ファン感谢祭スペシャル- 「夏だ!!浴衣だ!!おまつりあらいず☆」 (-FAN Kanshasai SPECIAL- 「Natsu da!! Yukata da!! Omatsuri Araizu☆」) 2012-07-01 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
  • REALies
  • [Rayka's band] チャラリーズ (CHARARIIZU) V. Rayka / G. 大牙 (Taiga, ASTRAY) / G. 奈津 (Natsu, Reeper) / B. 遥 (Haruka, Diverse glare in Riot) / D. 一霞 (Ichika, Reeper)
  • [Ritsu's band] (初・-┬-・音)やります。 ((Hatsu・-┬-・ne) Yarimasu。) V. Aki (ex-Diverse glare in Riot) / G. 律 (Ritsu, REALies) / G. 尚-nao- (Cu[be]) / B. RENA (Vior gloire) / D. クロノ (CHRONO, Xenon)
  • [N∀O's band] デルなお (DERU Nao) V. 槐 (Saica, Reeper) / G. イオ (IO, Rext) / G. N∀O (REALies) / B. テツヤ (TETSUYA, Xenon) / D. ka'chan (Vivace)
  • [明イ-akino-'s band] 扇风机。 (Senpuuki。) V. 步 (Ho, 2nd Dyz) / G. 华雪 (Kasetsu, 2nd Dyz) / G. 静 (Shizuka, ex-Neth) / B. 明イ-akino- (REALies) / D. zodd (ex-Diverse glare in Riot)
  • [Kazna's band] カズナロクオンライン (KAZNA ROCK ONLINE) V. 辉夜 (Kaguya, ASTRAY) / G. 柊 (Syu, umbrella) / G. KATSUKI (ASTRAY) / B. (Undecided) / D. 一砂 (Kazna, REALies)
Dali's announcement live
Dali will make an important announcement

Dali has announced the finale to their year long sponsored event live series. ダリコレ2012 finale TOKYO (DALI COLLE 2012 finale TOKYO) will be held on August 8th at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUIDO-K4. At the event, the band will make an important announcement

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION PRESENTS Dali sponsored eventダリコレ2012 finale TOKYO (DALI COLLE 2012 finale TOKYO) 2012-08-08 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) RUDIO-K4

Dali (important announcement), Vior gloire, ポルターガイスト (POLTERGEIST), カドナ (CADENAS), RagEnd, ROMiO., RedruM, De/ash, Synk;yet

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!

UNDER CODE PRODUCTION PRESENTS 「SUMMER MASQUERADE FINAL」 ~Phantasmagoria MEMORIAL TRIBUTE NIGHT~
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”)


Matina VS UNDER CODE PRODUCTION


At yesterday's session live, KISAKI announced a new volume of his 轮・回・転・生 (Rin・ne・ten・sei) event series: Matina VS UNDER CODE PRODUCTION! The live will be held in August and will feature 3 Matina bands, 3 UNDER CODE bands, and a special session band.

KISAKI PRODUCE 90s visual kei revival event 轮・回・転・生 -Matina VS UNDER CODE PRODUCTION-
2012-08-05 at HOLIDAY OSAKA

MIRAGE (guest), NEGA, DAS:VASSER, Megaromania, Zephyr, Vior gloire, 地下线魔帝那松浦一家 (Chikasen Matina Matsuura Ikka) [V. 龙夜 (Tatsuya) (Syndrome); G. KANATA (LIN); G. MIZUKI (LIN); B. 紫绪 (Shio) (HISKAREA); D. 紫音 (Shion) (Syndrome)]


SELFISH DREAMER with Anjyu'
UNDER CODE is sponsoring an event for 兼継 (Kentz), ex drummer of 「あゃ」 (「Aya」) and chariots, as he retires from the music scene. (I mentioned this live in a previous post, but full details have since been revealed.)



The live is called SELFISH DREAMER with DEAR FRIENDS and will take place on April 21st and 28th. At both lives, 「あゃ」 (「Aya」) will hold a revival performance, and chariots will appear as a friendship guest. Furthermore, NEGA and REALies will appear during the first day, and Dali, REALies, and Vior gloire will appear on the second day. Furthermore, Anjyu' will hold a revival performance during the second day.

Kentz LAST STAGE SELFISH DREAMER with DEAR FRIENDS
2012-04-21 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER
「あゃ」 (「Aya」) (one day revival), chariots (friendship performance), NEGA, BIOSPHIA, REALies, 水鏡 (Mizukagami), ROGUE, yazzmad

2012-04-28 at ESAKA MUSE
「あゃ」 (「Aya」) (one day revival), chariots (friendship performance), Ⅶ-Sense, Dali, Anjyu' (one day revival), REALies, Vior gloire

[Archived] Vior Gloire new look!
Photobucket

What do you think? I don't like pinky style but i just love Rena!

NEXT INNOVATORS
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 -
NEXT INNOVATORS
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
NEXT INNOVATORS

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)


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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~
Vior gloire oneman
Vior gloire has announced that it will hold a new oneman live this March. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any kind of release to accompany the oneman—;_;—but I'm happy for them nonetheless!

Vior gloire onemanXOR vior 2012-03-20 at 大阪 (Osaka) LIVE HOUSE D'
Vior gloire (oneman)

Posts from 2011

[Archived] Another Vior gloire sponsored event
I recently posted about Vior gloire's New Year celebration sponsored event. Well, it seems that they've announced another one!

Vior gloire New Year celebration sponsored eventCocktail party Vol.3 ~新春SPECIAL~ (~Shinshun SPECIAL~) 2012-02-19 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
Vior gloire, 朱 (SUZAKU), Riddick, -Xion-, DiaboluS, Larme noir, RazeL, Grudge Against Personality, LK, Vivace, グリス (GREASE), アインゼーレ (EINESEELE)


[Archived] Vior gloire sponsored event
Vior gloire recent announced a New Year celebration event, a second volume of their Cocktail party live.

Vior gloire sponsored eventCocktail party Vol.2 ~新春SPECIAL~ (~Shinshun SPECIAL~) 2012-01-29 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
Vior gloire, 黒翼 (KOKUYOKU), -Xion-, セツナ神姫。 (SETSUNA Shinki。), Renny Lily, Daydream, メアルプ (MEARUPU), アインゼーレ (EINESEELE), facet, Ether, TONE[+]PUZLE, ムジナ (MUJINA)


[Archived] Vior gloire lyrics
Hello! I decided to type up the lyrics from Vior gloire's first single. I've included Japanese and romaji, but if someone happens to be able to translate, that would be amazing!

インスパイア (Japanese)
Music・Words:シャル Arrangement:Vior gloire

透き通るほどの小さな幸せはそう
水面に浮かぶ木の葉が流れるよう

旅人が朽ち果てた地に立ち
嘆きの口笛悲しげに吹き渡る

水鏡に映った姿   哀れに思う事は至極の罪の
揺れる花びら一つ   揺れる花びら二つ   数えてはこの世を抗うだけ
・・・哀れ

暗闇で絶え間なく絡みつく
歪む風景の恐怖から抜け出せず

音もなく消えた水紋の   伝う模様はかたどる人の連鎖の様
揺れる花びら一つ   揺れる花びら二つ   見つめてはただこの世を見限

氷鏡に映った姿   哀れに思う事は至極の罪の
揺れる花びら一つ   揺れる花びら二つ   数えてはこの世を抗うだけ
・・・哀れ

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INSPIRE (romaji)
Music・Words:shall Arrangement:Vior gloire

Sukitooru hodo no chiisana shiawase wa sou
Minomi ni ukabu kono ha ga nagareruyou

Tabinin ga kuchihateta ji ni tachi
Nageki no kuchibue kanashige ni fukiwataru

Mizukagami ni utsutta sugata   Aware ni omou koto ha shigoku no tsumi no
Yureru hanabira hitotsu   Yureru hanabira futatsu   Kazoete ha kono yo wo aragaudake
・・・Aware

Kurayami de taemanaku karamitsuku
Hizumu fuukei no kyoufu kara nukedasezu

Otomonaku kieta suimon no   Tsutau moyou ha katadoru hito no rensa no you
Yureru hanabira hitotsu   Yureru hanabira futatsu   Mitsumete ha tada kono yo wo mikagarumaru

Mizukagami ni utsutta sugata   Aware ni omou koto ha shigoku no tsumi no
Yureru hanabira hitotsu   Yureru hanabira futatsu   Kazoete ha kono yo wo aragaudake
・・・Aware




of the sorrow “C” (Japanese)
Music:シャル Arrangement:Vior gloire

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of the sorrow “C” (romaji)
Music:shall Arrangement:Vior gloire




ナキハ (Japanese)
Music・Words:シャル Arrangement:Vior gloire

雨の中   泣きながら咲く花   悲しげな   君を重ね思う
夢ならば   何度も何度もそう思って   ずぶ濡れで   ただただ立ち尽くす

好きだった   君の匂いの香水   嗅ぐたびに   胸切なく思う

あの時   君を守れていたならば   今でもずっと・・・

愛しあったり   傷つけたり   じゃれ合ったり
嫌いな時もあったけど君が全てでした
抱き合ったり   困らせたり   ケンカしたり
あの時もう   二度と返っては来ない・・・

季節は   巡り巡って3年後   ようやく笑顔もこぼれ出す

今でも   君を忘れた日はないよ   これからもずっと
時々   胸の中でもいい   ・・・笑って

ときめいたり   文句言ったり   すねてみたり
そんな君がとても愛おしく思えた
夢だったり   明日だったり   未来だったり
約束した事がまだ沢山あるの

愛しあつたり   傷つけたり   じゃれ合ったり
嫌いな時もあったけど君が全てでした
抱き合ったり   困らせたり   ケンカしたり
あの時もう   二度と返っては来ない・・・

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NAKIHA (romaji)
Music・Words:shall Arrangement:Vior gloire

Ame no naka   Nakina gara saku hana   Kanashigena   Kimi wo kasane omou
Yume naraba   Nando mo nando mo sou omotte   Zubunure de   Tadatada tachi tsukusu

Sukidatta   Kimi no nioi no kousui   Kagu tabini   Mune setsunaku omou

Ano toki   Kimi wo mamoreteita naraba   Imademo zutto・・・

Aishiattari   Kizutsuketari   Jareauttari
Kirai na toki mo atta kedo kimi ga subete deshita
Dakiattari   Komarasetari   KENKA shitari
Ano toki mou   Hodo to kaette ha konai・・・

Kisetsu ha   Megurimegutte 3 nengo   Youyaku egao mo kobore dasu

Imademo   Kimi wo wasureta hi hanaiyo   Korekara mo zutto
Tokidoki   Mune no naka demo ii   ・・・Waratte

Tokimeitari   Monku ittari   Sunete mitari
Sonna kimi ga totemo itooshiku omoeta
Yumedattari   Asu dattari   Mirai dattari
Yakusokushita koto ga mada takusan aru no

Aishiattari   Kizutsuketari   Jareauttari
Kirai na toki mo atta kedo kimi ga subete deshita
Dakiattari   Komarasetari   KENKA shitari
Ano toki mou   Hodo to kaette ha konai・・・




Enjoy! And let me know if you notice any mistakes please!

[Archived] Cu[be] and Vior gloire free event
Cu[be] and Vior gloire have announced that they've co-produced a free live event! The event is called U・C・P BLACK BATTLE and will be held on 2011-09-18 at HOLIDAY OSAKA—but it will be limited to 250 attendees only!

A secret guest called リアルライス (RIARURAISU) will appear at the event; this would presumably mean REALies, but the katakana version of their name is actually リアライズ (RIARAIZU)... So REALies might be appearing, but it could also be a different entity entirely (perhaps a session version of the band?). At any rate, here's the full lineup:

Cu[be] and Vior gloire PRODUCED FREE EVENTU・C・P BLACK BATTLE 2011-09-18 at HOLIDAY OSAKA
Cu[be], Vior gloire, Dali (guest), リアルライス (RIARURAISU) (secret guest), (large session), (surprise guests)


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Glad to see these bands being active, Cu[be] especially. Now we just need SUZAKU to start doing stuff again... I really hope they get their act together ;(!

[Archived] Vior gloire samples
Vior gloire's first single has finally been listed at Amazon MP3, which means... samples!! (It also means, by the way, that this is another UNDER CODE release that us overseas fans can buy for like $2. So, if you can spare that amount of money, consider doing so!) You can listen to the samples below ↓



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If you didn't notice, of the sorrow “C” is an SE track; it's kind of disappointing, but most maxi-singles are like this so it shouldn't be too surprising.

At any rate, I really liked the samples! I'm super excited to receive my copy. (By the way, the official release date is the 17th, but orders placed through the official web shop have already been sent!) Did any of you guys order the single already? Or plan to buy the MP3s? Have the samples affected your decision?

[Archived] Vior gloire 1st single cover art + tracklist revealed!
Vior gloire - Inspire (2011.08.17)



01. インスパイア (Inspire)
02. of the sorrow "C"
03. ナキハ (Nakiha)

Can't wait to listen to it! :D
[Archived] Vior gloire oneman comment CD
In my previous post about Vior gloire, I mentioned that they had sold special comment CD + polaroid sets at their first oneman live. Well, it seems that they had some left over, as limited quantities are now being sold through the official web shop!

The set costs 1,000 yen (as it did at the live), and, as I said, quantities are super limited, so hurry up and order if you want one! The item in question can be found here (as long as it's still in stock).

Vior gloire -
SPECIAL MESSAGE CD
2011-07-30; 1,000 yen; live-limited message CD + polaroid set; limited pressing
includes group polaroid
01. メッセージ (MESSAGE)


[Archived] Vior gloire oneman
Vior gloire held their first oneman, 疑似カタストロフィー (Giji CATASTROPHE), at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice yesterday. Since I know we're all interested in them, I thought I'd share a few random details about the live:
  • RENA played upright bass again, and guitarist Kei actually played the violin!
  • アル (ARU) got to play a drum solo, which he was really happy about~
  • KISAKI took a picture during the live, check it out here.
  • The fans sent the band flowers before the show.
  • After the show, KISAKI went to dinner with Vior gloire, REALies, and 朱 (SUZAKU) members.
  • At the live, Vior gloire sold a signed comment CD + polaroid set for 1,000 yen. Those who bought the set were allowed to take a photo with the band.
  • The guys posted the setlist from the show: 2011-07-30 疑似カタストロフィー (Giji CATASTROPHE)
    01. SE
    02. リリアス・ソフィーと憂鬱 (LILIAS ・ SOPHIE to Yuuutsu)
    03. Dispaire
    04. 狂い果てた現実に見た世界 (Kurui Hateta Genjitsu ni Mita Sekai)
    05. MC
    06. 深蒼 (Miao)
    07. Days of the regret
    08. 悲しみの地に咲く花 (Kanashimi no Chi no Saku Hana)
    09. ドラムソロ~インスト (DRUM SOLO ~ INSTRUMENTAL)
    10. インスパイア (INSPIRE)
    11. DEAD The CREATOR
    12. MC
    13. ヒスリック (HISURIKKU)
    14. シオン (SHION)
    15. Locus
    EN. ナキハ (NAIKHA)
    17. END SE
If I counted correctly, that's six new songs from their sponsored event, and 12 total. So it seems that they'll definitely be avoiding E'm ~grief~ syndrome of releasing one song every two years. Let's hope so at least!

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At any rate, I'm even more excited about these guys now. They already seem to have a clear musical direction, and it's nice to know that it (presumably) won't take us long to hear everything they have to offer. And I won't lie; the bass and violin gimmicks help!

Any thoughts?

[Archived] Vior gloire setlist
Vior gloire held their debut live, Cocktail party, two days ago, and they were kind enough to post the setlist. (And by the way, the band announced that they'd distribute a present at the live—turns out the present was a logo sticker.) So let's check out all the songs they have so far, shall we?
2011-07-16 Cocktail party:
01. SE
02. 狂い果てた現実に見た世界 (Kurui Hateta Genjitsu ni Mita Sekai)
03. Dispaire
04. MC
05. インスパイア (INSPIRE)
06. Days of the regret
07. MC
08. リリアス・ソフィーと憂鬱 (LILIAS ・ SOPHIE to Yuuutsu)
09. ナキハ (NAKIHA)
10. END SE


I like the feel of the titles; they seem pretty interesting! And I guess they'll have even more at their upcoming oneman—I can't wait to hear all of these songs.

[Archived] Vior gloire sample up!
A sample from Vior gloire's first single, インスパイア (INSPIRE), has been put up at the OHP.
⇒ Check it out!

I really like it so far; the composition sounds interesting, and even this small sample of SHALL's vocals is fun to sing along to. I'll definitely buy the single! But what do you guys think?

[Archived] Vior gloire 1st Single and Debut
KISAKI recently announced at his ameba blog that Vior gloire's 1st Single will be released on 2011.08.17 
It will be named 「インスパイア」 (inspired)
Also ViorGloire will make their stage debut 2011.07.16 at Ikebukuro CYBER

here's the
LINK for his AMEBA entry
[Archived] Vior gloire release, event, costume weirdness
Thanks to ViSULOG, we finally have some official announcements regarding Vior gloire! The band has announced its first release, its first live/sponsored event, and its first oneman. But let's start with their first official photo!



Notice that the costumes in this photo are completely different from the original picture that was secretly uploaded to the OHP. I have no idea why KISAKI would allow money to be wasted on two sets of costumes and two photoshoots—maybe the band changed its concept, or maybe they had a pre-formation lineup change? Well, whatever the case, that second lineup we found (ex. the one with RENA) is the official one.

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Anyway, on to their first live details! Although we know the band has secretly done lives as Vior, it seems that their first official live will be a sponsored event in July. Later in the month, the band will hold their first oneman. An unspecified present will be freely distributed at both.

Vior gloire debut sponsored eventCocktail party 2011-07-16 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER
Vior gloire (first live), 朱 (SUZAKU), Arpege, Black berry, 水樂 (Byakura), Sirokuro, RAVI, RagEnd, Lauder
※ (unspecified present freely distributed to attendees)

Vior gloire formation commemoration oneman疑似カタストロフィー (Giji CATASTROPHE) 2011-07-30 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) FANJ-twice
Vior gloire (oneman)
※ (unspecified present freely distributed to attendees)

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And finally, release information, alright! Vior gloire's first release will be a maxi-single, to be released in August. ...And that's it! Kind of a simple way to debut, but I guess it's my fault for expecting a lot after all the confusion about them. Anyway, details~

Vior gloire -
インスパイア (INSPIRE)
2011-08-17; 1,575 yen; maxi-single CD; sole pressing; UCCD-296
01. (Unannounced new song)
02. (Unannounced new song)
03. (Unannounced new song)

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Tidbit: the name of SUGAR FORKFUL's first event was alsoCocktail Party. Rest in peace ;_;~

I still have so many questions about them: what is the point of Vior? do the two bands have truly different lineups, or just different member names? why wasn't the band revealed April 1st as planned? why did they spend money on new costumes and new photoshoots without ever revealing the first ones? why are you so angly? answer me my queltion!

Well, I guess we may never know the answers to all of Vior gloire's mysteries, but at least they seem cool. The new costumes look so much more professional than the last ones (even if less unique), and I'm super excited about their first release. What are your thoughts about everything?

[Archived] Vior Gloire
 As it seems all member-profile pics at ameba disappeared....except of Serra who NOW got his pic and blog style here:

http://ameblo.jp/viorgloire-serra/


...so what do you think will happen now?!
[Archived] Note about NEGA and Vior gloire
If you saw the UNITED LINK for JAPAN VOL:2 post, you may have noticed that I wrote “NEGA”—this is how it was written in the official lineup provided by KISAKI.

For some time now (since Haunted Jealousy, to be exact), I've suspected that the band would switch to a Western-character spelling of their name, and it now seems that I may be right. So, I can't say for sure until the band officially revives, but, for now, signs point to them officially changing their name to NEGA.

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Also, there's something up with that new band, Vior gloire, but I'm not exactly sure what.

When I discovered Vior gloire yesterday, I remembered the ex-brodiaea/ex-GRiST band, Vior, which was to open for an upcoming UCP show. One of you then found that Vior gloire had a different lineup listed, but because we recognized the ex-brodiaea/ex-GRiST guys, we figured that they'd all just changed their names for the new band.

However! When UNITED LINK for JAPAN VOL:2 was announced today, the appearing band was listed as just Vior again. Now, does this mean that I think that Vior and Vior gloire are two different bands, or that the members aren't who we thought they were? No. But I do think that UNDER CODE is making a distinction for some reason.

Honestly, it's probably as simple as not wanting to give anything away yet (remember, Vior gloire hasn't officially been announced—we just figured it out because we're grade A snoops!). But just for the sake of history and complete transparency, I wanted to emphasize that, technically, Vior ≠ Vior gloire.

(I'm ok with you thinking I'm crazy for caring about this stuff~)

[Archived] New band 2!: Vior gloire
UNDER CODE hasn't officially announced this one yet, but the second new band is called Vior gloire! (I suppose they were going for French, “see glory”?) As I said, they don't have a page up at the OHP yet, but this image was uploaded in a folder:


Edit: I just realized this is the “Vior” band that was opening for the Dali vs Megaromania twoman. Which means we already have member info!
  • Vocals: まひる (Mahiru) (ex-GRiST)
  • Guitar: ケイ (KEI) (ex-brodiaea)
  • Guitar: みつき (Mitsuki) (ex-GRiST)
  • Bass: シズク (SHIZUKU)
  • Drums: リョー (RYOO) (ex-LAGING)

Edit 2: Ok, found that they seem to be using different names (but it's still the same lineup as I posted—I think), and found their blogs! So updated lineup:
According to some bands' schedules, Vior gloire performed at UNITED LINK for JAPAN, but I don't know if that's actually the case or not. If not, it seems that their first live will be on 2011-05-05 at the Dali vs Megaromania show.

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Ok, now that I've realized who they are, I'm really excited! Mahiru is a superb vocalist, and I like KEI a lot. Two ex-brodiaea new bands in one day, yay!

Also, I've made , but only as a placeholder. If you'd like to run the community, let me know!

[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!

Posts from 2007

[Archived] UNDER CODE PRODUCTION Link Directory

KISAKI


Official


· Official website


2010-03-01–2010-04-01: Creation

2010-04-01–2011-04-01: Inactivity

2011-04-01~: Renewal



Social


· Official MySpace (inactive)

· Official twitter “@KISAKI_LIN”



Blogs


· Official blog “波乱万丈(?!)な日々 (Haranbanjou(?!) na Hibi)”

2005-03-06–2005-03-11: “under-code.net BLOG” under-code.net/hpgen/blog

2005-03-09–2006-05-21: “KISAKI 声明文 (KISAKI Seimeibun)” nikki.cmaker.jp/kisaki/

2005-11-01–2007-11-01: “地下線神言基地 -EPISODE:Ⅰ- (Chikasen Shingenkichi -EPISODE:Ⅰ-)” holiday1.keyblog.jp

2007-11-01–2008-01-19: “-EPISODE:Ⅱ- 「REAL CREATOR」” holiday1.keyblog.jp

2008-01-19–2008-04-01: “-EPISODE:Ⅱ- 「REAL CREATOR」” 001.holidayblog.jp

2008-04-01–2008-10-02: “-EPISODE:Ⅲ- 「Vanish of existence」” blog.livedoor.jp/kisaki_blog

2008-09-30–2010-05-01: “神の声 (Kami no Koe)” ameblo.jp/undercode-kisaki

2010-05-01~: “波乱万丈(?!)な日々 (Haranbanjou(?!) na Hibi)” ameblo.jp/undercode-kisaki




Unofficial


· Official fanlisting “basement melody”

· Comprehensive fansite “AI DOLL”


Vior gloire


Blogs


· シャル (SHALL) official blog “マジ!?かるシャルるーと (Magi!?cal SHALL Route)”

· serra official blog “Seraphic Moon”

· Kei official blog “~万里鵬翼と銃眼~ (~Banri Houyoku to Juugan~)”

· RENA official blog

· アル (ARU) official blog “-アル様のЯeal&ideaL- (-ARU sama no Яeal&ideaL-)”



Unofficial websites


· viorgloire.livejournal.com


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