As the vk.gy artist database expands, it gains more “doppelgänger bands”—bands which share the same name and are hard to tell apart. Today, I'd like to share some of the more interesting cases I've run across.
The blessed day has arrived as Megaromania performed together for the first time in 4 years!
Yesterday, Misery tweeted that he would have a special announcement at 6pm on August 21. That announcement has been made today - no new band
yet, but a beloved old band will be reviving!
Since his departure from Megaromania back in 2010, drummer 憐蛇-Leda-/Toshiki hasn't joined another band since. In fact, he hasn't been seen or heard from at all, leaving fans to wonder about his whereabouts. Like most of his bandmates now at this age, the thought of him returning to the stage was just as likely as seeing pigs fly.
As LIN parted ways back in March 2016, so did the two partners in crime - Sui, as you know, moved on to solo endeavors, while Misery...sorta disappeared. It was hard to see one without the other since the duo have performed together since Metis Gretel back in 2005. Now, it's been announced that the guitarist will finally return to the stage in August!
At the tail-end of their European tour, Versailles held their live at La Machine du Moulin Rouge in Paris, France on February 5th. Not only did the band end their tour there, but they ended it with a bang - specifically, a surprise appearance by none other than David himself!
Church-kei is SAVED...
TLDR: KISAKI was caught in a scandal today, and seems to have abruptly retired as a result... Full details, as I understand them, follow:
Just yesterday, SUI and MIZALY of LIN held a "tribute oneman" where they performed fan-requested songs of LIN, Megaromania, and Metis Gretel with their session band, 10TH REINCARNATION, at Ikebukuro CYBER. Here's what the fans requested:
A quick news roundup before work. More to come:
SUI and MIZALY of LIN 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.
A special session band made of ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION members will perform on 2015-11-17!
LIN has uploaded previews of upcoming maxi-single, [Memento-Mori]. IMO they sound really good―the title track is a fresh sound from them, and “Forbidden” sounds straight out of Megaromania's discography (in a good way). Interestingly, “Cross Pageant” appears to be a cover of the KISAKI PROJECT song Shoukei (憧憬). What do you think?
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!
KISAKI upload to his youtube account a preview from Sacred Xanadu pv :D
As mentioned [last week], the second period of LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) features SUI, MIZALY, and YUSHI of Megaromania plus CERO of zechs. Today, the band has been officially revealed, meaning we have a slew of releases and live details. Let's get to it!
More lineup details have been announced regarding the birthday events of ex-Megaromania members 美沙麗-Misery- and 邑詩-Yushi-:
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!
ex-Megaromania vocalist 翠-Sui- has an official Twitter account! [→ this way]
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.
The organizers of this year's “KISAKI advent in Taipei” have announced that KISAKI will return! On 2014-01-11, he will appear at Taipei live house PIPE Live Music with the event C'est la vie ~REMAIN OF THE 20TH YEARS HISTORY~—this time featuring ex-Megaromania vocalist Sui and ex-VAGERKE band GLARD. Full details TBA on 2013-10-26!!
ex-Megaromania vocalist 翠-Sui- has announced his birthday session and birthday sponsored event, to be held in January. Full details will be announced at a later date.
Here are some recent and upcoming sessions featuring ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION band members. Know something I missed? Share it in the comments!
Here's an update of the sessions which various ex-UNDER CODE artists are performing with!
Megaromania has announced the start of a time limited Twitter account, through which they'll deliver information and members' thoughts up until the band's last oneman live on 2013-07-31. Follow and retweet them at [@\megaromania\].
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:
As previously mentioned, UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's treasure book ARCHIVES 2003~2013 includes a ticket to a special launch event. Since it was originally announced, the event has changed venues, and additional details have been released:
Megaromania vocalist Sui has revealed that the band will not hold a last one man in Nagoya.
Hello everyone! Due to money and space need and my musical taste changement, I am selling tons of visual kei & jrock stuff, including CDs, DVDs, live distributed stuff and photobooks by UCP bands including LIN-the end of corruption world, Megaromania, Phantasmagoria, Vior gloire...
Megaromania collaborated with Death trap-ID to produce their last t-shirts. The shirt comes in black with either red or white print, and features the 5 members' signatures and last messages.
It has been announced that special session band featuring LIN and Megaromania members, ATO HA SORA (アトハソラ), will appear as a special guest at Ash OSAKA's 2013-06-29 session event, MOVING TARGET. This is in addition to several session bands featuring members of FUTURISM・BOYZ, REALies, SUZAKU, and Vior gloire.
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION “treasure book” [ARCHIVES 2003~2013] is set to be released on June 20, and certain ex-members of the label have decided to hold a special event to celebrate it!
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!
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:
I've compiled a list of all shop privileges for UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's recently-released and upcoming collection albums. So if any of you are planning to buy any, be sure to get the best privileges! (And maybe even coordinate with each other to get different privileges and share them~!)
Hello everyone! I am in need of money and room so I am selling some items of my UNDERCODE collection.
Please delete if this isn't allowed, thankyou (not sure how to tag, sorry)Looking for someone in Japan who is going to these events. Or if you're not already going but would be available, I will pay for your ticket for the live as I'm looking for someone to pick up live goods for me. please comment/message if you could help.Look under the cut if you're in Japan~
Hi people. have the following Undercode and Matina items for sale:
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.
おかむら准备室 (okamura's preparation room) is the blog of AKI OKAMURA, the head graphic designer for Matina and UNDER CODE PRODUCTION. OKAMURA's latest entry is about her creation of custom drum heads for Megaromania, and she has graciously given me permission to post a translation here!
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:
A bunch of Megaromania photosets for sale! Two Matenrou Opera sets as well.
As you know, Megaromania will release their second full album, Artistical Glint, this month, and they've been distributing a sampler CD of the album to promote it. Fellow WE LOVE UNDER CODE member loup0 acquired the sampler CD and has been kind enough to share it with us!
The official UNDER CODE web shop was updated with the colorful covers of Megaromania upcoming album, Artistical Glint
KISAKI just posted the infos about their oneman live held yesterday (the numbers between parentheses are the results of the fan's poll for DECIDE the setlist) :-SET LIST- SE
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION recently announced an additional event to its “RIOT GALE of NINE YEARS” live series, which celebrates its 9th anniversary.
UNDER CODE has announced a Valentine SPECIAL FAIR at the official web shop! What does that mean? Well, it means that special goods are on sale: namely, actual clothing from various UNDER CODE musicians!!
Ok, I didn't receive any more suggestions, so I'm going to call this the final plan.
Ok, I didn't receive any more suggestions, so I'm going to call this the final plan.
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 vocalist Taku had just died. After having, in my opinion, its worst year in 2010, UNDER CODE started 2011 in a low spot.
Well, Kansai Seiatsu 2011~2012 is officially over, and it was incredible! For those of you who attended the live stream, I'm so glad I got to share that moment with you! For those of you who couldn't watch, I did my best to keep track of the setlists. So here are those, plus some mini reports. Enjoy! And let's hope that there will be more events like this in the future!
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced some special events to celebrate its 9th anniversary! The event series is called RIOT GALE of NINE YEARS.
REIYA answered some quests by fans and posted it in his blog. It's not all, others will come soon, later.
As you know, Megaromania held their oneman last night, at which they had an important announcement... a new single and their second full album!!
As you may have known, I announced a contest here for a free ticket to watch the Kansai Seiatsu live stream. The winner has been chosen by random number generator: Seraphim.
The winner of the free Kansai Seiatsu stream ticket is Seraphim!
So, Astan has given to us the detail about the ticket sale!
As you know, UNDER CODE and EnTicket will do a live stream of Kansai Seiatsu 2011~2012. However, they will only stream the live if 37 more tickets are purchased! If that quota is not met, the stream will be cancelled...
i got some new flyer from the visual kei shops in Japan. i have still REALies, NEGA, Megaromania, Dali, spiv states, Kaiki!! Doubutsu AGITATOR, undercode countdown event, chariots, cindy kate, RIKU and KANATA birthday event.write if u need something more.
There are lots of little bits of news about last night's 輪・廻・転・生 ~A RETURN of “VISUAL MONSTER”~ (Rin・ne・ten・sei) event, and reports/pictures are just starting to pour in, so I thought I'd do a little roundup post. I'll add stuff as I find it (and feel free to add your own!)
The 90s visual kei revival live, 輪・廻・転・生 ~A RETURN of “VISUAL MONSTER”~, was held last night, and it seems that it was a success—a second and third part have just been announced!!
Since the person who was interetsted in buying all didn't sent any money or is answering my messages for quite some time, Iput up all stuff on sale again ;)
I'm happy to announce that the WE LOVE UNDER CODE sponsored virtual live has officially been decided!! VIRTUAL SUPPRESSION will be held on November 19th (Saturday), streaming online worldwide through USTREAM.
UNDER CODE has announced two special birthday events for both RIKU and KANATA (vocalist and guitarist of LIN)! Both lives will feature special session bands and as-of-yet-unannounced special projects.
An additional band will appear at UNDER CODE's New Year countdown event... 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN)! It has just been decided that LIN will play and do the honors of the countdown to 2012. I'm glad that they decided to appear after all!
Megaromania will embark on a threeman tour with ベルベット (VELBET) and Lycaon. The tour will take place in all three major cities, and is called さわやか三組 (Sawayaka Sangumi). (There were two omnibus releases with a similar name—3 instead of 三—so this tour might be sponsored by the same people.)
Both types of Megaromania's upcoming Christmas single, BLESSING MYTH, are now available to overseas customers exclusively through CDJapan! Although TYPE B is available everywhere, TYPE A is limited to the official web shop, so CDJapan is the only place to get it. There are only 30 copies—act quickly if you're interested!
More updates from UNDER CODE about application privileges for several releases:
UNDER CODE has finally given us some updates on a few privilege items that were announced but never produced:
Megaromania announced a oneman performance to celebrate the release of their upcoming Christmas single. It's called with Sympathizer and will be held on 2011-12-20 at 新宿 (Shinjuku) LOFT.
Megaromania has debuted their new photoshoot (a re-styling of their most recent look), and they've announced a special X'mas single to go along with it! The single will be released in two types: the mail-order-limited A type, and the normal-sale common B type. Type A will include a live DVD, while type B will include a bonus track. Additionally, the first press (which I assume includes both types) will include alternate picture jackets (one for each member).
Yay! UNDER CODE's annual Christmas and New Year events have been announced! First up is the 13th edition of UNDER CODE's semi-annual session night event.
UNDER CODE has just announced that it will host a Halloween party event this year. The event, 地下線マスカレイド (Chikasen /Masquerade/), will be held on October 29th and will feature a handful of label bands—all of which will play under pseudonyms (and, presumably, will dress to match). Additionally, some sort of “Halloween surprise” will occur at the end of the event.
Hey guys! I recently designed a WE LOVE UNDER CODE poster for myself, but I thought that some of you might like one too. So, take a look, and if you're interested, you can contact me to buy one!
Megaromania announced two special live projects this morning (I feel like they have the most going on, live wise, of all the UNDER CODE bands!). The first is a threeman called Dark profound thought Vol.2 (a sequel to their 2010 threeman with ALSDEAD and SaTaN).
Back in July, REALies announced their tour final, REALive Vol.3 「Stund UP!! NuAGE ~FINAL~」 (and my bad for not posting about it back then); today, full details about the event have been revealed.
Official web shop group order
Hello! Today Megaromania's revival mini-album, Quintessence Voyage is released!
~to go on endless way~
The official web shop just put a bunch of items up for sale. First, the photosets:
A new “UNDER CODE PRODUCTION BATTLE EVENT” series was announced today. Each event in the series will see UNDER CODE “battling” one of three fellow labels: DUAL CORE SOUND ENTERPRISE, Double River Record, and Planet CHILD Music.
Megaromania have two instore events coming up on the 17th and 18th, and it seems that they'll sell special items there to commemorate their 3rd anniversary. In addition to the usual photosets and cheki, they'll be selling special cheki (featuring the members in old costumes), old photosets, and old cheki sets (in limited quantities).
The first set of bands has been announced for this year's SCUBER DIVE. A handful of UNDER CODE bands have already been confirmed, and I'm sure more will be when upcoming sets are announced.
UNDER CODE has announced the shipping dates for most of the recent mail-order privileges.
Last month, I mentioned that Megaromania would hold a special live to celebrate the release of their upcoming mini-album. At that live, Megaromania will play songs from the mini-album and will perform in a bunch of session bands. Those sessions have been announced today (except for their names, for some reason).
Earlier this month, I made a post about the upcoming 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) summer festival. At that live, each member will hold a special session—those special sessions have just been revealed.
KISAKI just announced that Phantasmagoria tribute live will be held this year! This one, like last year's, will be held in conjunction with VISUNAVI, as part of their SUMMER Masquerade live series. As with previous tribute lives, the participating bands will play Phantasmagoria songs, and a everyone will get together at the end to play 神 歌 (Kamiuta).
First of all, Megaromania will be release a new mini-album! (No other details are available.) To celebrate the release, as well as their 3rd anniversary (yay!), they'll be holding a three-day sponsored event—which seems to be a threeman, but they're not calling it that, so whatever:
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:!
UNDER CODE has announced the release of a new omnibus live DVD—the first since early 2008! The footage was filmed at UNDER CODE's 8th anniversary live on 2011-03-10, and features all the bands that appeared at that live, with the exception of Synside and 妃&関西貴族 (KISAKI & Kansai Kizoku).
It has been suddenly decided that Dali and Megaromania will hold a versus twoman in May. A special version of the long-running Chikasen TOP5 session band will also appear as a special guest. Finally, a new band (featuring ex-brodiaea guitarist KEI!) will appear as an opening act, and there will be a special large session at the end.
Some time ago, 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) announced that they would hold a “1st anniversary festival;” details of the event have just recently been announced.
As part of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's earthquake charity campaign, UNITED LINK for JAPAN, two special items will be sold at the web shop, and all profits will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross. The items will go on sale on 2011-04-15. (Anyone who buys these items will be eligible for a ticket to the UNITED LINK for JAPAN charity event on April 30th, although that doesn't really apply to us.)
If you recall, back in January I posted about two new bands joining UNDER CODE. The first band turned out to be 朱 (SUZAKU), but no details were available about the other new band. Well, KISAKI has just made a post with a little information!
The tracklisting for PERESTROIKA's upcoming mini-album has been revealed. So ch-check it out~
Anyone want to join an official web shop order that I'm placing?
Here's the current list of UNDER CODE live postponements/cancellations due to the recent earthquake:
The official web shop has added a few photosets for sale recently:
シンディケイト (CindyKate) has announced the session lineup for their 2011-03-21 special live. (If you recall, this is the 20-stop oneman tour “special night” live at which drummer 沙美 (Sami) will be playing each instrument throughout the event.)
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!
Sort of late posting this, but, uh, derp. For no reason at all, Megaromania and シンディケイト (CindyKate) have decided to hold a coupling live (they're calling it a “formation commemoration emergency special project”). The live will include both bands plus some “special projects” (collaboration talk, session bands, etc.).
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.
The tracklist of the SHOXX × UNDER CODE PRODUCTION omnibus Explosion showcase has been revealed today. Unfortunately, it seems like most of the songs aren't new or rare... Oh well. The cover has been revealed as well, and you can see it here.
Hello dear UNDER CODE lovers.
PERESTROIKA announced their next live plans: a Tokyo/Nagoya/Osaka sponsored event called GLASNOST-XX.
Just an insignificant detail for posterity: a few places at the OHP call UNDER CODE's 8th anniversary live event THE DANGEROUS SIGNAL, while other places call it DYNAMITE EXPLOSION (which is what I initially reported it as).
UNDER CODE OHP has just updated with official Megaromania details!
If you recall, Megaromania was to make an announcement at the New Year live last night. Well, there hasn't been any official announcement on the web yet, so I can't confirm, but this is what 2ch had to say:
UNDER CODE has just announced its 8th anniversary (!) event, DYNAMITE EXPLOSION. The event will take place over three days: 2011-03-06, 03-08, and 03-10. The event seems pretty standard, aside from Lycaon participating, but there is one really cool thing about it...
At UNDER CODE's 2010-12-31 New Year event, several special goods were sold.
The official web shop has added a handful of recent photosets. Most are new/recent, but a few are older. Here's the full list:
Hello everyone. I'm sorry to bother you all, but today I was checking KISAKI's blog and saw something interesting that I could not understand.
Arc has announced their final live events leading up to their last live. First up, they'll hold a 2 day sponsored event. After that, they'll hold a sponsored event marking their first and last &ldrquo;triumphant” return to Nara. And finally, their last oneman tour, which includes their last live on 2011-04-30. Details below.
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:
Today KISAKI revealed the lineup of 妃&地下線オールスターズ (KISAKI & Chikasen ALL STARS), the special band that's set to appear at UNDER CODE's new year countdown event. (By the way, I think they were originally announced as the countdown band, but it seems NEGA's doing that now.)
UNDER CODE has revealed the participating session bands for the upcoming session night!
SHOXX has decided to release a new omnibus in February to promote the bands that are building a new visual kei scene. The omnibus will be comprised of two discs (some new songs, some “rare” songs), and will be mail-order only. Those who order early will receive a cheki of the band of their choice (“main side” bands only--see below), as well as a special certificate that they can bring to the supporting tour, for which they'll receive a special, unspecified present.
Live photographs of several UNDER CODE bands are available for purchase through broma.jp and 7-Eleven. The photos seem to have been taken at the three day 漆黒のシンフォニー (Shikkoku no SYMPHONY) event at 埼玉会館ホール (Saitamakaikan HALL) in August.
UNDER CODE has begun announcing their yearly holiday lives~ First up is the 12th edition of the “session party” event series that features tons of sessions made up of UCP musicians. This time, it will take place on 2010-12-26 at OSAKA MUSE. The specific sessions haven't been announced yet, but they'll be revealed closer to the date.
PERESTROIKA has already announced their first live event to celebrate the release of their first CD (coming in a separate post!). As usual, an unspecified present will be distributed at the live.
Looks like UNDER CODE's resident session bands 水風船 (Mizufuusen) and ㈱ネガエンタープライゼス ((Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) will be holding the ultimate showdown: the loser of this epic live battle may be forced to disband!
Hi there! I would like to share some stuff for you.
Okay, I'm not a bit sure whether it's really him, but that's why I'm posting it.
Hello! At the new Megaromania website, at the profile section each member has a 'blog' link saying 'coming soon...' Well, that has made me curious since the first day I saw their website.
I posted earlier about NEGA's temporary activity pause. Details of their last lives before the pause have already been revealed! The band will hold two oneman lives in September, and will officially pause activities (temporarily!) after the second one.
Today, the covers for all four types of Megaromania's upcoming AURORA -destinies of world- single were revealed. So in order: 豪華盤 (Goukaban) A type, 通常盤 (Tsuujouban) B type, 通常盤 (Tsuujouban) C type, and [通常盤 (Tsuujouban) D type]!
平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will graduate from UNDER CODE PRODUCTION on September 30th.
① 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) polaroids: you can now buy one-of-a-kind, signed polaroids of the members. Available types are a group photo, individual photos (except KANATA), and twoshots of RIKU with another member (except KANATA).
Some of you were wondering what was going on with Megaromania's OHP? Let me first announced that the band website changed address and is now officially opened with a complete renewal!
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.
Hi there, it's me again.
Just a quickie: at their revival live last night, Megaromania announced that a new release is coming. They haven't announced what type of release, when it will be released, etc., but those details should be revealed through the OHP soon.
UNDER CODE is sponsoring a really cool event. It's called 地下線ボーカリストシャッフル祭!? (Chikasen VOCALIST SHUFFLE Matsuri!?) and, well, that pretty much says it all. Several UCP bands will play, but with different vocalists: 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) with 翠 (Sui); Megaromania with 儿 (Jin); NEGA with 苓 (Ren); Arc with 拓 (Taku); and Dali with KO-JI. The event is to take place on 2010-07-14 at OSAKA MUSE.
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!
Anyone knows what has happened with Megaromania's OHP?
I was stalking ameba blogs again and on erize's (kelli) blog I came across this:
![凛 -the end of corruption world-]
・・・Mass Update Trilogy・・・
・・・Mass Update Trilogy・・・
A few more details have been released regarding those UCP 7th anniversary lucky bags I told you about.
Well, UNDER CODE dropped the ball this time! They never announced the tracklistings for Megaromania's Oblivious best albums. Now that the CDs are out, I have the tracklistings for them.
Hey guys! I know they're not exactly UCP anymore, but they were when this was signed. I'm selling a 12012 poster from Cure that I had signed at Oni-con in 2006. It's dated as 2006.10.22 by Miyawaki Wataru, and is signed by all 5 members. It's been sitting folded up along with my magazines since then so it's still in pretty good shape!
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!
① As some people predicted, drummer 憐蛇-Leda- is the member who will be leaving Megaromania.
① Megaromania has been featured on VISUNAVI's main page. As you know, Oblivious (details here) will be the band's last release with its current lineup. Each member of Megaromania gave an official comment about that news in the VISUNAVI feature. You can read their comments here.
① Sort of old news, but Phantasmagoria has announced a oneman for 2010-04-05 at 大阪 (Osaka) BIG CAT. The live is called Diamond Dust in Truth ~新たな約束~ (Diamond Dust in Truth ~Aratana Yakusoku~). Here's the catch though: it's a “60 Minute Limited Premium Live.” Tickets are being sold at the special price of 1,500 yen, and they're being sold exclusively through UNDER CODE's mobile site from 2010-01-20 through 2010-01-31 (after which they go on general sale).
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.
The album announcement is a few days old, but the reason behind it isn't...
(Some of this is old news, so don't give me a hard time!)
Megaromania's Romania live has been “postponed.” Not very surprising considering the promoter didn't even have a way to buy tickets. :(.
It has been announced that Megaromania will hold its first overseas oneman!
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.)
Covers for both types of Megaromania's full album, Prophetic Faction -the Universe-, are up at the UNDER CODE OHP.
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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:
Brand X updated this morning with some upcoming UNDER CODE releases. Some have already been covered here, but two hadn't been announced yet~
I've been pretty lazy, so most of this “news” is somewhat old.
① Megaromania will release a full album! Prophetic Faction -the Universe- will be released on 2009-11-11. More details when they're announced~
The UCP Homepage has updated some of the samples for the artist pages. Some are older and some are newer.
① KISAKI will be composing a song, ダークネス (DARKNESS), for the C type of Seven's first single, キラーチューン (KILLER TUNE). Seven is the latest random-ass project by ミチル (MICHIRU), owner of L∞p・Ash RECORDS, and is, for now, a collaboration with 真矢 (Shinya) of LUNA SEA.
Lots of news today~ Sorry for the flood of awesome.
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), 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.
① [From the UNDER CODE OHP] More awesome news for ネガ (NEGA) fans: the band will be releasing two brand new singles next year. There are no types, every song is new, and the tracklistings are already announced. Pretty cool! There's also an official privilege; those who buy both new singles at the same time will be eligible to receive a special DVD of some sort. No details regarding the DVD have been given, but more information will be available in the packaging of the CD's themselves.
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.)
① The UNDER CODE OHP was updated today. Anjyu' has formally been moved from the main page to the disbanded section.
① The newest episode of KISAKI's bi-weekly radio show revealed another new UNDER CODE band. The band's name is Lamina and they appear to be brand new. Two of the members, vocalist イブキ (Ibuki) and guitarist 晄 (Akira?) are featured as guests in the newest episode, so you can see them by watching it here (you'll need a Bands@id account).
① Earlier this month I made this post about a Megaromania mini album that is to be released in July. It appears that the title I posted was incorrect; I use the title Idea, when it is actually Birth of an「Idea」, according to Brand X. It's a minor change, but a change still. The rest of the information that I posted is correct.
① Less than a month after announcing their formation and first three releases, Megaromania has added another upcoming release to their already full plate. As of right now, information regarding the release is only up at Jishuban Club, so it is possible that specific details may change when the details are officially announced. (Although the release's listing at Jishuban doesn't specifically mention being a mini album, it can be assumed by comparing the price of this release to Arc's latest mini album.)
I know it's a bit early, but considering I like Sui and Misery a lot, I went ahead and created a fansite for Megaromania. Obviously there's not much info yet so there isn't much on the site, but feel free to take a look/link to it if you feel like it. Comments and suggestions are always welcome!
① More details about the new UNDER CODE PRODUCTION band, Megaromania have been posted. Their lineup is 翠-Sui- on vocals, 美沙麗-Misery- on guitar, 蜘影-Chikage- on guitar, 氷牙-Hyoga- on bass, and 憐蛇-leda- on drums. Their only lives announced this far are a twoman with Deshabillz and participation in a Dali event. They already have three singles planned, all due out on 2008/05/28: 美醜の果実 (Bishuu no Kajitsu), God of Megaromania-純血ノ刻印- (God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-), and Angelical Jewelry. Each single will cost 1,260 yen, contain 2 tracks, and be limited to 3,000 pressings. The official OHP (for now) can be found here, and it promises more details soon. (As of right now, there is no image of the band, but there is an image of their logo.)