Here's a bunch of news that I've neglected to post:
On 2017-03-31, vocalist Shiki (式) will secede and GIGAMOUS will pause activities.
Work/life has been 💩💩💩 lately, so here's a roundup of stuff that I haven't posted (probably not “minor,” but I'm not making separate posts for all this shit!).
D has announced their “countdown oneman festival,” Mad Tea Party, to be held on 2016-12-31~2017-01-01 at Sanrio Puroland in Tokyo (東京). The event--which is basically a mini VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT--will see various bands hold short oneman lives at one of three Puroland stages, over New Year's Eve and into 2017.
Some minor news items from the past few days:
The tracklist for GIGAMOUS' first full album, Super Strong Magnets, is [up]! (Except for track #11 for... reasons.) And here are a bunch of other updates from the band:
GIGAMOUS finished their 500-person-limited oneman today, and announced their national tour and first full album!
Happy New Year! Some minor news:
Minor news roundup for 2015-12-23:
For reasons unclear to me, SHOXX is participating with various artists to release special lucky bags in celebration of the magazine's 25 year anniversary and New Year 2016.
GIGAMOUS revealed their new Egypt-inspired look today, and announced their next single, [Chouou] (頂王).
A special event has been announced for 2015-12-10 which will memorialize deceased HEISEI ISHIN vocalist Taku (拓). Several special acts will appear―almost all of which were part of the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION family ❤.
The latest magazine and television appearances from our lovely bands:
A new omnibus series has been announced! On 2015-08-19, the [Agitation Clysis ~Integrity~] volume will be released, which features THE BLACK SWAN, Femme Fatale, Lucifer's underground, MASKED RIDER SYSTEM, More, GIGAMOUS, and more. They've not yet announced if any tracks will be new.
GIGAMOUS has announced their first maxi-single since leaving their record label and changing their name. [JAPANESE DANCER] will be released in two types on July 22nd: Type-A with a PV and Type-B with a bonus track. Although the band is independent, the release will be published by Timely Records.
Here's some recent minor news:
After [recently leaving their label], GIGAMOUS has finally announced their next step! First, the band has changed the spelling of its name to katakana: ギガマウス (still pronounced GIGAMOUS). They've also revealed their new look (above), and have tentatively announced a new single to be released on 2015-07-22 (further details TBA).
This is my conjecture, so take it as rumor, but it seems that GIGAMOUS might have left their label, BadeggBox. Today the band renewed [their OHP], and also changed their fanmail address―which is no longer in the BadeggBox office. Furthermore, their image at the [BadeggBox OHP] is in the section with disbanded groups.
Here's a bunch of random news from the past weeks:
Here's the latest:
REALies has released details of their 2014-11-10 session event live, and GOEMON RECORDS has announced a new event live:
REALies will hold their 7-day retrospective event series, at which they'll perform a different period of their history at each live (complete with costumes from that period). The band has also uploaded PV previews for their upcoming singles:
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!
REALies has uploaded a preview of the PV for their song STEP▲BY▼STEP, which will be released on their 2nd album, [Drama]. Check it out below and share your thoughts―Rayka has really improved, hasn't he?
GOEMON RECORDS recently announced their 1st anniversary tour. Check below for full details:
GIGAMOUS has had/announced lots of special projects lately! Check 'em out:
GIGAMOUS (ex-HEISEI ISHIN~N@H) has shared a sample of their upcoming 2nd single, SCARY GODS SHOW: [check it out here]. They've also revealed the privileges for buying the single from various retailers:
REALies has announced the start of a new tour to support their upcoming single, Irohauta (彩花唄)! The tour is called Senshuu Iroha (千秋いろは), and will kick off with sponsored event, Mr.ERROR no Gyakushuu (Mr.ERRORの逆襲), on 2013-10-15 at Takadanobaba AREA. The tour then continue through December.