Affective Synergy, the solo project of ex-brodiaea~Lilith guitarist Lin (凛), will perform on 2016-02-25 at ALVION's disbandment event.
The lineup for their performance is: V. +Yuu (+悠) [ex-ZODIA~Ultimate Sonic] G. Lin (凛) [ex-brodiaea~Lilith] G. Yuki (雪) [ex-Leviathan, etc.] B. Mahiro (真央) [ex-brodiaea~ROMANCING Saga] D. takumi (拓未) [FANG]
Affective Synergy had been inactive for a few years, while Lin was busy with Lilith.
By the way, Lilith's first full album, 円夢中華-Genuine to the Core-, which is set for an April release, will have 14 tracks. They include [SILK] Rouge, Arcadia, Mr.Frxxk, Crimson Psyche, and Stellar Secret-星之迷- (the old songs will be remastered or rerecorded). The band has also recorded a PV for the release.
On 2014-09-08, ex-ZODIA, NEGA, and Anjyu' members will perform in a session. It will be the first activity from ex-Anjyu' drummer hina in years, actually! The session will be at the 11th anniversary of Bar Paradox (a long time friend of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION).
After that, +Yuu will hold his session -z-, which will perform ZODIA songs.
Finally, +Yuu will hold his girugamesh cover session on 2014-08-04.
Ultimate Sonic, the solo project of ex-ZODIA (ゾディア) member +Yuu (+悠), has announced its first nationwide release! New mini-album Mindscape will be released on 2014-05-28, and will feature 1 SE + 3 remixed songs + 2 brand new songs. And since it will be available on Amazon, overseas fans should be able to buy it!
Ultimate Sonic's sponsored event, Answer Gate, will be held on 2014-05-16 at Ash OSAKA in commemoration of the release and in celebration of +Yuu's birthday. After that live, Ultimate Sonic will pause live activities to focus on future works―but rest assured that this is not a total “activity pause,” nor the end of the project.
ex-LIN vocalist RIKU has finally taken tentative steps toward new musical activities! Just a few days ago he launched his official Twitter account (@rikuvoice), and today he announced a sponsored event in celebration of his birthday! Let's hope that this marks a coming full return to the music!
Full details of RIKU's live event have yet to be announced—it's uncertain if he will appear as chariots (his solo project) or completely solo under his own name—but he's at least announced some guest players who will appear (many of whom have played for chariots or other UCP bands in the past!):
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.
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced an event to celebrate the birthday of longtime staff member (and ex-Marvelous Maiden vocalist) タカフミ (TAKAFUMI)! He'll perform at the event as part of the session band YMD28, and various sessions (to be announced) featuring members of UNDER CODE bands will also perform. (Also, check out TAKAFUMI's new promotional photo, above, which he shot just for this event!)
① At the 水風船 (Mizufuusen) vs. ㈲ネガエンタープライゼス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) live last night, ㈲ネガエンタープライゼス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) sold their first single. The single came in five types, each one having the same song but a different comment track. Each type had the same cover art to make it impossible to visually tell which version is which. But on the plus side, they were all signed by the band! The single was live limited, so your chances to get it are gone... Yeah, I know, kind of late notice, but they didn't even announce it until the day of the live!
② The covers of Nega's NEGATIVISM album were posted at their official blog some time ago. You can see the A type here and the B type here.
③ Megaromania is preparing for their comeback and recently held a photoshoot. KISAKI posted a small preview of the shoot here. Another is at the official Megaromania blog here. Looks good!
④ chariots held its revival live as a solo project on the 3rd. The lineup, for those interested, consisted of RIKU (obviously) with support members: guitarist 悠 (Yuu) (ex-ゾディア (ZODIA)), guitarist ASHITO, bassist 憂里 (Yuuri) (Cu[be], ex-chariots), and drummer zodd (ex-ゾディア (ZODIA)).
While not pertaining directly to UNDER CODE, ゾディア (Zodia) fans will be happy to see this bit of news!
tera, Zodia's former bassist, has finally formed a new band! The band is called HARNES (ハーネス), and it is described as a "pilot project" (it's not a session band, though). The lineup, similar to Zodia, consists of 3 members!
① The UNDER CODE OHP was just updated with tons of cover art and tracklistings for upcoming releases. It's rare, but it's really nice when UCP updates with that stuff ahead of time (even a few of the updates made today are for releases that are already out). New cover art for Arc, brodiaea, E'm ~grief~, 平成維新 (Heisei Ishin), Lamina, SIVA, and ゾディア (Zodia) can be seen at the new release page, tracklistings and other info are below.
Arc - 想乃心 -A Type- (Sono Kokoro -A Type-) 2008-08-06; 2,100 yen; Maxi single + DVD; Limited; UCCD-188A CD 00. ~SE~ CD 01. 想乃心 (Sono Kokoro) CD 02. ~籠~ (~Kago~) DVD 01. Difference LIVE CLIP DVD 02. fancifury the age LIVE CLIP 想乃心 -B Type- (Sono Kokoro -B Type-) 2008-08-06; 1,680 yen; Maxi single; Limited; UCCD-188B 00. ~SE~ 01. 想乃心 (Sono Kokoro) 02. ~籠~ (~Kago~) 03. ラジカセ -Repetition- (RAJIKASE -Repetition-) (Bonus Track) justice -A Type- 2008-09-10; 2,940 yen; Mini album + DVD; Limited; UCCD-200A CD 01. G.A.P.賢者より (G.A.P. Kenja Yori) CD 02. 惜別 (Sekibetsu) CD 03. Rular CD 04. 空。いつか (Sora。 Itsuka) CD 05. 発信履歴 (Hasshin Rireki) DVD 01. Calculation女神 (Calculation Megami) PV justice -B Type- 2008-09-10; 2,625 yen; Mini album; Limited; UCCD-200B 01. G.A.P.賢者より (G.A.P. Kenja Yori) 02. 惜別 (Sekibetsu) 03. Rular 04. 空。いつか (Sora。 Itsuka) 05. 発信履歴 (Hasshin Rireki) 06. the (Bonus Track)
chariots - トリガー -A Type- (TRIGGER -A Type-) 2008-11-19; 1,260 yen; Maxi single; Limited 5,000 pressings 01. トリガー (TRIGGER) 02. Nefarious Punisher トリガー -B Type- (TRIGGER -B Type-) 2008-11-19; 1,260 yen; Maxi single; Limited 5,000 pressings 01. トリガー (TRIGGER) 02. ・・・Over and done with 錆び付いた銃弾 (Sabitsuita Juudan) 2008-12-10; Mini album; Limited 5,000 pressings 01. Unannounced new track 02. Unannounced new track 03. Unannounced new track 04. Unannounced new track 05. Unannounced new track 凍てついた銃口 (Koote Tsuita Juukou) 2008-12-10; Mini album; Limited 5,000 pressings 01. Unannounced new track 02. Unannounced new track 03. Unannounced new track 04. Unannounced new track 05. Unannounced new track
Dali - a rope is there.and hope is there. -A Type- 2008-10-22; 3,675 yen; Full album + DVD; Limited 5,000 pressings CD 01. Unannounced new track CD 02. Unannounced new track CD 03. Unannounced new track CD 04. Unannounced new track CD 05. Unannounced new track CD 06. Unannounced new track CD 07. Unannounced new track CD 08. Unannounced new track CD 09. Unannounced new track CD 10. Unannounced new track DVD 01. イタミワケ (ITAMI WAKE) PV a rope is there.and hope is there. -B Type- 2008-10-22; 3,150 yen; Full album; Limited 5,000 pressings 01. Unannounced new track 02. Unannounced new track 03. Unannounced new track 04. Unannounced new track 05. Unannounced new track 06. Unannounced new track 07. Unannounced new track 08. Unannounced new track 09. Unannounced new track 10. Unannounced new track 11. dope (Bonus Track)
E'm ~grief~ - Pains of aspiration 2008-08-06; 1,365 yen; Maxi single; Limited 3,000 pressings; UCCD-189 01. Pains of aspiration 02. Seelenheil 03. Pains of aspiration (Instrumental) 04. Seelenheil (Instrumental)
② Notes! That post was super long. ClearVeil's releases have disappeared from the new release page, but I'm sure it was an error; hopefully tracklistings for those will be up soon. The new covers of the (Heisei Ishin) and (Zodia) releases are awesome. Arc's releases are always announced with some sort of typo, always; Rular will most likely be changed to Ruler by the release date. Luckily, SIVA already fixed their typo; it's now Liberalism instead of the earlier libelalism. It's weird that some two track singles cost 1,365 yen and some only 1,260. It's awesome that Dali is releasing their first full album (and chariots may as well be!). The tracklisting to those releases isn't available yet, obviously, but I'm listing the releases because they haven't been mentioned in this community yet.
Just a bunch of small updates I felt were note-worthy.
① Heisei Ishin has updated their page with a newer look (following the Bass-Guitar-Vocal-Guitar-Drum format), and now has a sample up! (Thanks Goukan!)
② For reasons unknown, Zodia, brodiaea, and Lamina are now in a separate grouping in the UCP homepage. No details on why or what, so I'll do some more digging and find out if it's something like a new sublabel or something (don't take that as official, I'm just as clueless as the next person).
③ E'm ~grief~, whose members have been shrouded in mystery for a while, have finally lifted the veil on it's drummer, Maju. He is ex-SIVA & ex-Babylon support drummer Aki. Rita was recently revealed to be ex-CalorZe, so now all of the band's member's histories are known.
① Megaromania announced their first mini albums maybe a week after their first singles were release. Well here we go again~ A new single/live series has been announced, before their mini albums have even come out. The new single is to be released in two types, each one featuring the same title track, which was written by KISAKI. (I know many will roll their eyes at that, but it's really a good thing; KISAKI wrote really nice songs for Deshabillz, and some of his solo stuff is AWESOME.)
② To celebrate the release of their new single, Megaromania will be holding a three-day sponsored event in October and a oneman in November. The three-day event is entitled 美醜の館 -Cardinal Circle- (Bishuu no Kan -Cardnial Circle-) and will take place on October 24th through the 26th. The oneman, called The Birth of Creation -天地創造- (The Birth of Creation -Tenchisouzou-), is to be held at Meguro Rock Maykan on November 23rd.
③ A preview of Megaromania's PV is up at VISUNAVI.
④ Those who purchase all three of Deshabillz' UNDER CODE releases from the UNDER CODE NET SHOP will now receive a live DVD as a privilege. The same goes for those who purchase both types of Megaromania's upcoming mini albums, all three of ゾディア's (Zodia's) singles, or chariots' PV DVD.
Megaromania - Transparent Shine -A Type- 2008-11-19; 1,365 yen; Maxi single; Limited 3,000 pressings 01. Transparent Shine 02. In Universe -魂の邂逅- (In Universe -Tamashii no Kaikou-) Transparent Shine -B Type- 2008-11-19; 1,365 yen; Maxi single; Limited 3,000 pressings 01. Transparent Shine 02. Cardinal Sin
⑤ A new layout/userinfo for this community should be coming soon!
① The UNDER CODE OHP was updated today. Anjyu' has formally been moved from the main page to the disbanded section.
② Cover art and tracklistings for the upcoming Dali and ゾディア (Zodia) singles are up. (Have any of you been following KISAKI long enough to recognize the Zodia cover? Adeus, someone?)
③ Tracklistings for upcoming E'm~grief~, Lamina, and Megaromania releases are up.
④ ClearVeil, Megaromania, and Phantasmagoria will be participating in an upcoming omnibus entitled Visualy[zm] The Cure Century. The omnibus will be released on 2008-07-09 for 3,500 yen, and will contain 22 tracks in total. The product number is CYCV-1001; the omnibus is being published by some company called センチュリー (CENTURY). No additional information is available yet.
Dali - Endroll 2008-06-25; 1,260 yen; Maxi single; UCCD-178; Limited 3,000 01. Endroll 02. fake a go go
Megaromania - Birth of an「Idea」 -Art Type- 2008-07-09; 2,940 yen; Mini album + DVD; UCCD-183A; Limited 3,000 CD 01. Birth...「prelude」 CD 02. Reincarnation -輪廻季想- (Reincarnation -Rinne Kisou-) CD 03. Cathedral of admirer CD 04. Desperate with Vampire CD 05. Clear flora DVD 01. God of Megaromania -純血ノ刻印- (God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-) PV Birth of an「Idea」 -Brain Type- 2008-07-09; 2,625 yen; Mini album; UCCD-183B; Limited 3,000 01. Birth...「prelude」 02. Reincarnation -輪廻季想- (Reincarnation -Rinne Kisou-) 03. Cathedral of admirer 04. Desperate with Vampire 05. Clear flora 06. Idea (Bonus track)
ゾディア (Zodia) - IN THE DARK 2008-06-25; 1,260 yen; Maxi single; UCCD-179; Limited 3,000 01. IN THE DARK 02. Fall out
① I'll get right to it. The UNDER CODE PRODUCTION OHP was updated this morning with additional details about several upcoming releases. The cover art of three CDs (by ClearVeil, chariots, and Dali) was posted along with some previously unannounced tracklistings/release information. Covers can be found at the new release page and the new information can be found below.
Deshabillz - 酔生夢死 ~無常の風は時を選ばず・・・ 朽ちるならそのまま従う事はない・・・ 合縁奇縁はセンスの相違。~ (Suiseimushi ~Mujou no Kaze wa Toki wo Erabazu・・・ Kuchiru Nara Sonomama Shitagau Koto wa Nai・・・ Aienkien wa SENSE no Soui。~) 2008-04-23; 2,625 yen; Limited 5,000; UCCD-170; Mini Album 01. 酔生夢死 (Suiseimushi) 02. 絶叫 Japanese (Zekkyou Japanese) 03. ×15? 04. ・・・君,壊レ・・・ (・・・Kimi, Koware・・・) 05. 闇夜 (Anya)
Dali - Heroine 2008-04-23; 1,260 yen; Limited 3,000; UCCD-169; Maxi Single 01. Heroine 02. 殺意の馬鹿 (Satsui no Baka)
ゾディア (Zodia) - IN THE DARK 2008-06-25; 1,260 yen; Limited 3,000; UCCD-179; Maxi Single 01. Unpublished new song 02. Unpublished new song ※ (The number of tracks is unconfirmed; this is just a guess based on price) 慟哭 (Doukoku) 2008-07-30; 1,260 yen; Limited 3,000; UCCD-186; Maxi Single 01. Unpublished new song 02. Unpublished new song ※ (The number of tracks is unconfirmed; this is just a guess based on price) 果て無き絶望,朽ち果てる太陽 (Hate Naki Zetsubou, Kuchihateru Taiyou) 2008-08-27; 1,260 yen; Limited 3,000; UCCD-196; Maxi Single 01. Unpublished new song 02. Unpublished new song ※ (The number of tracks is unconfirmed; this is just a guess based on price)