KACCHIN (カッチン), longtime friend of KISAKI, will celebrate the 15th anniversary of his bar Bar Paradox with a special live event featuring a gorgeous lineup:
As the title says, Metis Gretel will hold a one-day revival!
chariots will pause activities on November 23.
chariots will release a new mini-album in August.
chariots has released new samples from their latest single, Succubus.
Here's a bunch of news that I've neglected to post:
David appeared as the opening act at a live today, and hence his support members (at least for now) have been revealed:
On 2017-02-08, at 01:16, Kentz (ケンツ) passed away. He had been battling cancer for 5 years.
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!).
chariots have finally released details on their new mini-album, now entitled, 深紅に揺らめく、儚き鶺鴒 (Shinkou ni Yurameku, Hakanaki Sekirei)! The CD will be released on November 16, and will cost 2700 yen. The band also took a new artist photo just 2 months after their last one (lol).
KISAKI PROJECT feat.Hitomi has just been revealed, and will be the special guest at LACK-CO. (ラッコ)'s 2016-12-16 sponsored event at Shinjuku (新宿) ReNY!
chariots has announced their first mini-album! (Since reviving, anyway.)
More details have been revealed for MARCO (マルコ)'s [latest distributed release]!
chariots will award a short [live DVD] to those who purchase [Kisai] (忌際) at their live on 2016-07-07 at EDGE IKEBUKURO.
chariots has uploaded a preview of the PV for their upcoming single, [Kisai] (忌際).
After releasing their latest single [Senkou] just two months ago, chariots isn't slowing down - they've announced a new single, and this time, it looks like it's a nationwide release! 👍🏻
So busy lately ( ;∀;) So, sorry for the lack of updates. Here are some minor ones from recent weeks:
chariots have revealed more details on their newest live-limited single, [Senkou], and their new(ish) band pic has been revealed!
Bassist Houjou Jin (北條 迅) will secede from SHAPE SHIFTER at their 2016-04-12 live at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA. After that, the band intends to continue with the remaining 4 members.
With the announcement of a new PV and a new (distributed ;w;) single, chariots is already off to an exciting start!
Here's some minor news:
SUI and MIZALY of LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) will hold their special request live and “tribute oneman”, Proof of raison d'etre, on 2016-02-14 at Ikebukuro (池袋) CYBER. Their tribute session band “10TH REINCARNATION” will perform, along with opening acts Dead Children, RAINDIA (レインディア), and PARANOID≠CIRCUS.
Hi everyone~ It's Piyuchan here wants to share with you sales blog ^^/
「C」 SESSION (「C」セッション), [the newest band of Riku] (ex-LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-), chariots, etc.) will be performing again (and have also uploaded their first promo picture~)! This time they'll be performing with ROCKSTAR RECORDS bands at Shinjuku Blaze on December 14.
I've been too busy updating layout stuff to bother posting news m( )m. So here's the latest minor stuff:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) V. SUI and G. MIZALY will hold a session at Re;aL's sponsored event on 2015-09-25. The other members have not yet been announced. SUI will also participate in a session event on 2015-07-23 (which includes some ex-chariots and SHAPE SHIFTER members).
Vocalist Z (of Moi Dix Mois and Art Cube) has announced that he is making a new band featuring some former UCP musicians! Their name is SHAPE SHIFTER and they are signed to DUALCORE SOUND ENTERPRISE, like Art Cube was.
Vocalist RIKU (ex-Phantasmagoria~etc.) has announced his new session band, 「C」 SESSION (「C」セッション), comprised completely of ex-chariots support members. 「C」 SESSION (「C」セッション) will hold its first live on 2015-08-25.
Here are a few updates:
Here's a bunch of random news from the past weeks:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) vocalist SUI will hold his birthday event on 2015-01-23, and his session band, PSYCHOSONIC SHAKE, will appear. However, a change has been made to the lineup. The new lineup is:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has announced a birthday event for vocalist SUI, featuring a really cool session band:
Here's the latest news, featuring ex-chariots, CARAT (カラット) (カラット), ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) (シンディケイト), ex-ClearVeil, KISAKI, LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-), Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) (たとえばこんなはなし), ex-Vasalla (覇叉羅) (覇叉羅), and more:
More lineup details have been announced regarding the birthday events of ex-Megaromania members 美沙麗-Misery- and 邑詩-Yushi-:
ex-LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (凛 -the end of corruption world-) vocalist RIKU will perform with chariots-requiem on 2014-04-15 at SHIBUYA REX. He hasn't given us further details yet―is this a full chariots revival? one-time session?―but let's hope for the best.
ex-vocalist of Megaromania 翠-Sui- has completed his two birthday events, and I have lineups, goods lists, and partial setlists from them. I also have a small bit of good news: it seems that Sui mentioned that he is working toward a new band, to be revealed later in 2014!
Hello fellow UNDER CODE fans!
ex-Megaromania vocalist 翠-Sui- revealed more details about his upcoming 2-day birthday live events. He's given more information about the lineups for both days (although complete information is still TBA), has revealed that he will make an important announcement on the second day, and has unveiled his first fan meeting event.
Here are some recent and upcoming sessions featuring ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION band members. Know something I missed? Share it in the comments!
Hi, I am having a major visual kei sale at my sale journal, and I have several UNDER CODE items that some of you might be interested in! ♥CD/DVD:
As [previously mentioned], UNDER CODE is supporting ex-「あゃ」 (「Aya」) [and ex-chariots support] drummer 兼継 (Kentz) by sponsoring his “last stage” events. It turns out that “last stage” doesn't just refer to musical retirement...
Hey everyone~! I am moving overseas in a couple of weeks and I have a lot of J-rock/Visual Kei magazines for sale. Among them, I have Cure Magazine Vol. 89 (February 2011) with CindyKate (シンディケイト) on the cover, and Cure Vol. 68 (May 2009) with chariots on the cover. If y'all are interested, please have a look over [here] at my journal! Thanks for looking~! :)
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.)
If you recall, during chariots' final tour, RIKU announced that chariots would be resuming activities during 2012 rather than disbanding as originally planned (...). Well, no major announcements have been made yet, but the band's first live in 2012 has been announced.
凛 appeared in the newest Cure vol. 102
UNDER CODE entered 2011 in a bit of a transitory state. Megaromania was only half active, NEGA was on hiatus, E'm ~grief~ had just disbanded, Arc and Synside were set to disband, and HEISEI ISHIN (平成維新) vocalist Taku had just died. After having, in my opinion, its worst year in 2010, UNDER CODE started 2011 in a low spot.
~~Hi guys. I know it's not the best time to sell stuff, as you'll all be tired of spending money on Christmas presents, but I'll try with this ^^;
i got some new flyer from the visual kei shops in Japan. i have still REALies, NEGA, Megaromania, Dali, spiv states, Kaiki!! Doubutsu AGITATOR (怪奇!!動物アジテーター), undercode countdown event, chariots, cindy kate, RIKU and KANATA birthday event.write if u need something more.
As you know, chariots started out as a band, but became RIKU's solo project after “disbanding.” As a solo project, chariots has been only intermittently active—and according to RIKU's blog, as of the end of this year, chariots will end forever. Before ending, chariots will hold one last tour, subculture Final-edition.
KISAKI PROJECT feat.砂月 (Satsuki) has already announced their first release. It's a single called 消影 (Shouei), and will be released on 2011-11-01. Unfortunately, the single is mail-order-only, so the only place you can buy it is through the official web shop.
Earlier this month, I made a post about the upcoming 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)) summer festival. At that live, each member will hold a special session—those special sessions have just been revealed.
Hello everybody :)
Yesterday, I shared with you that PayPal had forced us to suspend the community raffle. Upon learning that, everyone was unexpectedly supportive: two of you offered the value of your tickets toward the community, and one of you offered to buy paid account time for the community outright. This, and talking with http://rave_andou"; , has led me to the following decision:
If you saw http://inartistic"; 's post [HERE] we have been discussing a raffle to raise fund to extend the paid subscription of the comm!
Anyone want to buy an unopened copy of chariots' first mini-album (凍てついた銃口)?
I noticed that Cu[be]'s latest single is available for purchase through iTunes, so I thought I'd post about all the UNDER CODE stuff that's currently available there. Buying through iTunes is a much cheaper way to support the label, so please consider it next time you're on the edge about buying a release!
Ok, the contest to win a free WE LOVE UCP t-shirt is officially closed. Now it's up to you guys to look through the proposed tracklists and vote for your favorite one! Whoever gets the most votes wins! The poll will be closed by Wednesday.
O hai gaiz!
Dali has fiiiiiinally announced some new activities!
It's that time of the year again~ UNDER CODE has announced the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP SPECIAL FAIR, which will take place from 2010-12-21 to 2011-03-31. I'm sure many cool goods will be for sale during the fair, but for now, only a few things have been announced:
UNDER CODE has revealed the participating session bands for the upcoming session night!
In addition to that live tour, chariots finally announced a new release. Like Arc's upcoming single, this one will be live and web shop limited, so it looks like you'll be using a shopping service if you want it! On the plus side, those who purchase from the web shop will receive a signed message DVD.
chariots (now RIKU's solo project, remember) announced its next sponsored event for 2010-11-07. This time, the support members will be... G: 悠 (Yuu, Ultimate Sonic); G: ASHITO; B: 憂里 (Yuuri, Cu[be]); and D: zodd (ex-ZODIA (ゾディア)).
For everyone that missed it I tried to type it up as the interview went. However this is not exact, or word for word. So I apologize for any mix ups.
As promised, I finally got around to uploading those rehearsal DVDs for you guys. If you don't remember what I'm talking about, buying three UNDER CODE 7th anniversary lucky bags got you eight comment + rehearsal DVDs earlier in the year.
Yeah I know, selling posts are a dime a dozen these days but I do want these things gone...Im offloading a good portion of my vk collection including current and former Under Code bands (12012, chariots, Dali, hurts, KISAKI PROJECT, NEGA, VIDOLL)
Ok, I've been putting this off 'cause I'm lazy, but the official web shop added several cool items this month.
I have a few things over in my [journal]
① At the 水風船 (Mizufuusen (水風船)) 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!
Hi, I have Cure vol.64 with chariots on the cover for sale!
Well, it's official: chariots will still be around. The former band is now officially RIKU's solo project. The project's first live will be on 2010-05-03 at ESAKA MUSE. The live, subculture, is sponsored by chariots and will also feature NEGA and 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN (平成維新)).
To everyone who wanted to buy Phantasmagoria's memorial single actuality, both types are now for sale at the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP. The shop is also selling 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)) polaroids and photosets.
When I posted about 凛 (LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)), I said that KANATA was probably ex-LOGiQ. However, http://muddycult"; suggested it might be ex-chariots Akito, and I now think that's right.
![凛 -the end of corruption world-]
・・・Mass Update Trilogy・・・
Hi, I have Cure vol.56 and vol.64 with chariots on the cover for sale!
A few more details have been released regarding those UCP 7th anniversary lucky bags I told you about.
Hi, I have Cure vol.56 and vol.64 with chariots on the cover for sale!
March will mark the 7th anniversary of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's formation. It's a huge milestone for the label, especially because that means it has officially outlasted Matina! To celebrate the anniversary, the label is making some very rare releases available via the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP, for a very limited time only!
Hey guys I have Cure vol.56 and vol.64 with chariots on the cover for sale!
Some time ago my friend had a pic in her lj where Riku had taken a picture (not sensoring his face) when he's at a hairdresser getting hi's hair bleached. I searced chariots blog and Riku's blog but didn't find it. But my friend deleted her lj and can't find that pic anywhere, so does anyone know what pic I'm talking about? (sorry for my messy english and I hope this in okay...)
Cure Media USA is running a cool little promotion for chariots.
I was browsing the OHP and discovered that UCP posted some flyers on the "Artist News" page for some of the bands~!
① Various covers have been revealed on the OHP.
I'm getting rid of a lot of visual kei stuff that I didn't want, and this includes a bunch of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION. But unlike most, I'm selling my stuff for good prices! No 10€ singles here, and every price is in USD so you guys can benefit from my currency's poor exchange rate :D! The relevant artists include:
(Some of this is old news, so don't give me a hard time!)
chariots is releasing a best album in two types to commemorate the member secessions. Both types will contain the same 14 “remastered” songs plus either a new song or a live DVD.
Thanks to http://inka333"; , who pointed this out. Shattered-Tranquility posted translations of the members' comments regarding their secession from chariots. (See this post if you don't know what I'm talking about.)
秋都 (Akito), 知 (Tomo), 絽希 (Roki), and 零也 (Reiya) are leaving chariots. That's right, 戮 (Riku) will be the only remaining member. The band's final tour with the current lineup, carnage opera, will take place from 2010-02-14 to 2010-02-27 throughout Japan.
① chariots officially changed their logo with the release of 光 (Hikari) back on 2009-10-07. (Definitely old news, but I needed to put it somewhere for future reference.)
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① Several new music samples have been uploaded at the UNDER CODE OHP.
Details of 首都制圧 2009~2010 (Shuto Seiatsu 2009~2010), UNDER CODE's New Year countdown event, have been released. As previously stated, it will take place on 2009-12-31 through 2010-01-01 at 東京キネマ倶楽部 (Tokyo KINEMA Club). Special goods will be available at the live. The lineup is as follows:
晄 (Aki) (ex-Lamina, hurts, Mëbíus, AZALEA) injured his hand, and has been unable to recover in time to appear at 江坂制圧2009 5DAYS (Esaka Seiatsu 2009 5DAYS). Because of this, there have been changes to the bands he was to perform with:
Brand X updated this morning with some upcoming UNDER CODE releases. Some have already been covered here, but two hadn't been announced yet~
① Arc's new costumes were revealed yesterday through VISUNAVI. Check out the costumes here. The costumes look nice, and the photoshoot seems really good! (So weird to think that it's the same band who burst into UNDER CODE looking like a rainbow..)
I've been pretty lazy, so most of this “news” is somewhat old.
The UCP Homepage has updated some of the samples for the artist pages. Some are older and some are newer.
Hey , used to be a crazy fan of Phantasmagoria , but thats in the past so im selling some Undercode related stuff .
Lots of news today~ Sorry for the flood of awesome.
① First of all, congratulations to chariots for making to to #5 on the indie ORICON singles chart with ablaze my sorrow.
① ネガ (NEGA) held a photography session with new costumes today. Also, a huge shot of chariots' new costumes has been posted at the Death trap-ID blog. The ネガ (NEGA) costumes should appear at the UNDER CODE OHP soon, but you can see the chariots shot here.
① According to [KISAKI's blog](http://ameblo.jp/undercode-KISAKI), chariots already have new costumes! They're doing a photography session with them today. The new images aren't up yet at the OHP (and they probably won't be for a while), but a small preview of them can be seen at KISAKI's blog.
① E'm ~grief~'s sample at the UNDER CODE OHP has been updated. As in the past, it's actually several samples combined: Infinity Daze, Heretical Glare, and 幻想曲 -Eternal Silence- (Gensoukyoku -Eternal Silence-), all from their new mini-album. Listen to them here.
① [From [KISAKI's blog](http://ameblo.jp/undercode-KISAKI)] A true final for UNDER CODE's 日本制圧2009 (Nihon Seiatsu 2009) tour has been announced. 日本制圧2009 -FINAL- (Nihon Seiatsu 2009 -FINAL-) will take place on 2009-04-22 at 大阪BIG CAT (Osaka BIG CAT), and will feature chariots, ネガ (NEGA), Arc, Dali, Megaromania, ClearVeil, SIVA, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN (平成維新)), cocklobin, and a large session band. A DVD of three types will be distributed at the live. Each type will have the same label but different content, so that no one will know which type they have until they watch it.
① It's been revealed that the 日本制圧2009 (Nihon Seiatsu 2009) tour final is actually several lives which are collectively called 渋谷制圧 5DAYS (Shibuya Seiatsu 5DAYS). Here's the complete schedule:
① [From UCP OHP] chariots, Dali, and Megaromania have new photos up at the OHP. chariots' photo is the same one that was up before, but with the backlighting removed so that the members can actually be seen (and I have to admit that they look pretty cool). Dali's new look has been up at their personal OHP/Myspace for a while, but is nice nonetheless. Megaromania look awesome! Check out Chikage (the purple one)!
It's nothing new I'm the bringer of news from Bands @id material regarding our favorite label, but this time it's a special treat!
Lots of updates! Let's start.
From their site:
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 (平成維新)), Lamina, SIVA, and ゾディア (ZODIA (ゾディア)) can be seen at the new release page, tracklistings and other info are below.
① The UCP homepage was recently updated to include several new and changed soundbites for bands -- certainly a good way to get a sneak on the new releases coming up!
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.)
Im selling a bunch of Phantasmagoria, SIVA, chariots, attic (jun solo works), bloody clown, Codomo A, 12012 (pre- and post-graduation) and VIDOLL (pre-graduation) items (along with stuff from various other artists) [here in my journal] :3
① As promised, details regarding the new UNDER CODE band have been released. The new band, as expected, is 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN (平成維新)) and is comprised of at least two(?) members of Anjyu'. The band's concept is "SECOND CULTURE," whatever that means, and its lineup is as follows: 拓 (Taku) on vocals, YUKKIE (most likely ex-Anjyu') on guitar, JILL on guitar, 善 (Yoshi) (definitely ex-Anjyu') on bass, and ライ (Rai) on drums.
① Four new releases for ClearVeil have been announced. It's not really surprising, but it's definitely good news. They will be following the latest UNDER CODE trend of releasing a small live DVD with one of those releases. The number of tracks on each release isn't confirmed, but it's almost guaranteed to be three because of the price. (Now we just have to wait for chariots and SIVA to announce something new..)
Two new bands have been added to the UNDER CODE roster. Lamina and E'm～grief～. You can view their pictures/lineups via the OHP.
① As of May 8th, select UNDER CODE PRODUCTION music is available for purchase of iTunes. It's the first time that UCP has offered digital downloads and I highly recommend purchasing something if you are at all interested; strong support will probably encourage KISAKI to make more available, and it's a LOT cheaper and easier (the iTunes store takes credit cards as well as PayPal) than important CD's or even buying them in Japan. To make the deal a little sweeter, the offerings are iTunes Plus releases, which means that they are basically free of DRM and higher in quality without costing more than normal releases. It's pretty cool, very much worth the small price. Here's the info of what is currently available:
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.
I sell these two DVD because I need money to buy new...
① The tracklistings for the upcoming UNDER CODE omnibus live DVD--High Style Paradox 5 ~NEW BORN "organization"~--and the first single of chariots' four month release campain--唯 [Yui]--have been added to the release page at the UNDER CODE OHP.
① Tons of releases were announced through Brand X today, some surprising and some not. Arc has a new look and is releasing something new, and there's a new volume of High Style Paradox, the first in over two years!. There are also a ton of new releases from chariots (I guess KISAKI wasn't lying when he said he was going to push them to the top!) and tracklistings to ClearVeil's upcoming CDs. Heeere you go:
Hi, I am selling a ticket for a live that I can't make it for.
So, a full image of chariots debut costumes has been released. You can view them [here].
Brand X just updated with a slew of new releases @__@