L.A bash all the emotions's lineup has changed:
Some big news come through the twitter verse, just a few hours ago. deadman will perform live for the first time in 13 years. Not much is known as of now, but here's what is known:
-Shintenchikaibyaku Shuudan- ZIGZAG (-真天地開闢集団-ジグザグ) has put out a new single.
ASTY (アスティ) will put out a new maxi-single.
JIGSAW (ジグソウ) will put out a new maxi-single.
Beep-boop rock band METRONOME (メトロノーム) will put out a new maxi-single.
Maeda Airo (前田 愛郎) will put out a new mini-album.
fesFE[M] will put out a new mini-album.
For upcoming release 『13th Friday night』Leetspeak Monsters have revealed via twitter/youtube a new MV. So with without further ado the title track:
ACME (アクメ) will put out a new single maxi-single.
A new omnibus will put out this March.
Marvelous Cruelty will put out a new demo single.
The last memorial event for KEN.MORIOKA has been announced.
DOREMI FA (ドレミ・ファ) has put out a new single.
The THIRTEEN will put out a new mini-album. No official track list has been released as of yet.
ZONBI (ぞんび) will put out a new maxi-single.
New band the Muzzle will put out a new mini-album.
DADAROMA will put out a new single. According to Dadaroma's OHP more info about the release will revealed March 19th.
Sunawachi Saga. (即ち性。) will put out a new maxi-single.
Călătorie (Călătorie-カラトリア-) will put out a new single.
Warumono (悪者) will put out a new maxi-single.
AN CAFE (アンティック-珈琲店-) will put out a new live recording.
News via SARIGIA twitter. They will be be releasing their 3rd single. For those attending Natsu's birthday event on April 8th; they will be able to purchase this before the official release.
Continuous session band Nanashi no Enja (名無シノ演者) will put out a new single.
ALPHALIA (アルファリア) will put out a new full album.
Amaterase (天照) will put out 2 new releases this summer!
Sokoninaru (そこに鳴る) will put out a new mini-album.
Insanity Injection will put out a new single.
After the long wait, SARRMATH will finally release their 2 mini albums SARRMATH 1+2 on iTunes on March 7th.
Makaigekidan NECURA (魔界劇団ネキュラ) will put out a new maxi-single.
DOT ZIPANG ROMANTICA (ドットジパングロマンチカ) will disband on March 12th at Takadanobaba AREA.
VERXINA (ヴィルシーナ) will put out a new full album.
Dainippon Onitanjigumi Akudōkai ni Senkyo sare GOSSIP (大日本鬼端児組 悪童会に占拠され ゴシップ) will put out two new DVDs: one is a live digest DVD, spanning their entire career. The second will contain footage from their last live.
CHICKTAK (チクタク) will put out their 0th single.
La'veil MizeriA are releasing their first album this March, and details regarding the release are finally available.
New band RAKU×GAKI (ラク×ガキ) has formed on February 16th and they will hold their first oneman live on April 5 at Ikebukuro CYBER.
As SecretGarden will end activities on April 30, they will transition to new band NetherGarden122 on May 7!
Like many bandmen before him, original vocalist of visual kei band RECLENS (レクレンズ) was arrested this week on charges of tax evasion.
Scarlet Valse will put out a new full album.
Vivarush (ビバラッシュ) will put out a new maxi-single.
MAZERAN (マゼラン) will put out a new maxi-single.
RAZOR will put out a new maxi-single.
SONIC DEATH MONKEY (ソニックデスモンキー)'s lineup will change:
glamscure will put out a new single for their 4th anniversary.
Develop One's Faculties's lineup has changed:
MATENROU OPERA (摩天楼オペラ) will put out a new full album.
A new band, Hueye, will begin activity on March 27th. They used to go by the name Chinsuikeikaku-seaman- (沈水計画-海男- ) as a session, and after opening and playing with both Mamireta (まみれた) and KRAD, they are unsurprisingly now signed to Punch Records.
GRIMOIRE will put out a new mini-album.
YUMELEEP (ユメリープ) will put out a new mini-album.
Amai Bouryoku (甘い暴力) will put out a new mini-album.
cocklobin will put out a new single to celebrate their 10th anniversary.
KAMIJO has announced a series of three high-res, digital-only “chamber music” collections.
Mamireta (まみれた) will put out a new mini-album.
After 17 years of activity, MERRY (メリー) will put out their first mini-album.
David will spoil us rotten this year - at his first oneman live, Sui announced 3 new releases this year!
Kaitou Sentai NUSUMUNGER (怪盗戦隊ヌスムンジャー)'s lineup has changed:
Kaijin Nijuu Mensou (怪人二十面奏) will put out a new single.
Taishuu Enkyoku KEDAMA. (大衆演曲ケダマ。) has put out a new single.
AZURMA (アズルマ) will put out a new single.
KRISHNA BLUE will put out a new full album.
A listing for a LACK-CO. (ラッコ) best album appeared at a certain shop today, and was quickly taken down afterward...
VISUAL Kei Enka Kashu TAKASHI (ヴィジュアル系演歌歌手TAKASHI) will put out a new maxi-single.
Missa (魅裟) will be re-releasing their first mini-album
Ran (蘭) will put out 2 new(ish) singles.
New band Marcadol (マルカドル) will begin activity on January 17th.
sukekiyo will release a new live recording. PASSIO will be released on February 18th, during their sponsorised event 二〇一九年公演「異形の間 弐」 at Akasaka BLITZ. The blu-ray will come with a privilege CD of a new demo. Details bellow.
La'Vistier will put out a new single.
Kikai Ningyou Kagekidan KARAKURI (機械人形歌劇団カラクリ) will put out a new full album.
THE HIGH GRIP will put out a new full album.
BugLug will put out a new maxi-single.
Ru:natic will put out a new mini-album.
Frantic EMIRY announced their "second impact."
Călătorie (Călătorie-カラトリア-) will put out a new single.
MaRiLL will put out a new single. The band is reviving for a special Planet Child Music event, 10 years after they stopped activity. This single contains a rerecording of their song "Usagi Onna" as well as a song that was distributed at their last live.
Two years after their previous LP, MUCC are coming back with a concept album.
The newly formed Star Mine & Funny Galaxy record label will put out a new omnibus. It features 3 tracks, 1 from each band signed.
New band Hangyaku no REAL (叛逆のリアル) will begin activity on January 1st.
Ant1nett has put out a new full album.
New band URAMONO (ウラモノ) has been revealed on January 1st. They are signed to KiTELA Records.
Royz will put out a new maxi-single.
Great news for MATENROU OPERA (摩天楼オペラ)'s fans, as of January 1st, Hibiki (who acted as support drummer since may 2018) will become an official member!
Insanity Injection will put out a new single.
ZEALLINK will release an omnibus comment DVD for the New Year.
sleepyhead announced the release of his 2nd EP. meltbeat will be released on March 13th. As usual, two editions will be available. The webshop limited will come with a DVD, a pair of bluetooth earphones and a sticker grating access to handshake events on the singer's upcoming nationwide tour.
After reviving earlier this year for the 20th anniversary of their hit song, "Melty Love", SHAZNA has put out a new single.
Kagerou (蜉蝣) will put out a massive omnibus, featuring their entire works. It contains several CDs, live DVDs, and even three tracks that look to be remastered specifically for this release (possibly even rerecorded...?). Additionally, the last DVD contains an unreleased concert DVD from one of their shows in 2002.
After 6 years of activity, La'veil MizeriA will finally release their first full album.
Zettai Teki Shakai Futekigousha UNDEUX (絶対的社会不適合者 アンドゥー) will put out a new maxi-single.
New band ALICE IN MENSWEAR will begin activity on December 22nd.
New band GUERNICA (ゲルニカ) will begin activity on December 24th.
Kiryu (己龍) will put out a new live recording.
Only months after his first album, Personified Pain was released, Spook Jack has put out yet another album.
Călătorie (Călătorie-カラトリア-) has put out a new single.
PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) will put out a new maxi-single.
GE+IM will put out a new maxi-single.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) will put out a new mini-album.
Hello everyone! For Christmas/New Year 2019, I'm giving away a few things!
Rands (蘭図) has uploaded samples from their upcoming mini-album, Inferiority Complex & Narcissism.
New band AMBEEK has formed on December 14th and they will hold their first live on February 11 at Shibuya REX. They have posted a sample of their first song below - check it out!
A new session band has, Hueye (simply referred to as SeaMan), has formed.
PENICILLIN will put out a new single PV.
Minus Jin-Say Orchestra (マイナス人生オーケストラ) will disband on June 2nd.
garden has put out a new live recording privilege.
MIRAGE has put out a new single privilege.
This is a dumb, but it made me laugh.
i.Rias will disband on April 30th. They will hold their last live at Shinsaibashi Soma.
KALAVINKA (カラビンカ) will put out a new maxi-single.
Fujita Yukiya (藤田幸也) has put out a new demo.
Kousai☆RaveL (虹彩☆RaveL) will put out a new single.
NETH PRIERE CAIN will put out a new single.
Bloom will put out a new mini-album omnibus. It features 3 bands signed to the label, each contributing 2 songs to the CD. Further details are yet to be announced.
New band mama. will begin activity on November 28th.
-Shintenchikaibyaku Shuudan- ZIGZAG (-真天地開闢集団-ジグザグ)'s lineup will change:
Today's featured visual kei contributor is Rob-kun.
Gedou Hangyakusha YAMITERA (外道反逆者 ヤミテラ) will put out a new mini-album.
DÄLLE will put out a new full album.
ACME (アクメ) fans rejoice, the band just announced two new releases!
0.1g no Gosan (0.1gの誤算) will put out a new full album collection.
Jupiter will put out a new full album.
SHIN will put out a new live recording.
Dainippon Onitanjigumi Akudōkai ni Senkyo sare GOSSIP (大日本鬼端児組 悪童会に占拠され ゴシップ) has put out a new live recording.
Amai Bouryoku (甘い暴力) will put out a new mini-album.
THE SOUND BEE HD will put out a new mini-album.
Virge (ヴァージュ) will put out 2 new PV DVDs.
DOG inThePWO (DOG inTheパラレルワールドオーケストラ) have announced a special 10-step project for their 10th anniversary!
Part three of my vacation to Osaka with Evenor, in which we attend the MIRAGE × Matina anniversary event.
Hi all! Here's part two of my vacation to Osaka with Evenor.
Bankitai (万鬼隊) will put out a new single.
MIYAVI will release the 3rd installment of his SAMURAI SESSIONS series next month!
Vexent will put out a new full album collection.
New band Angels' Temptation will begin activity on November 5th.
JIGSAW (ジグソウ) will put out a new single.
MATHILDA (マチルダ) will put out a new mini-album.
D will release a new best of album (again), to celebrate their 10th anniversary since their major debut.
BugLug will put out a new live DVD.
KEEL will put out a new live recording.
Tsunaga Re:ZERO (繋がRe:ゼロ) seems to have disbanded on October 31st.
DRESS or NUDE has put out a new release.
NOi'X will put out a new single, their first release since disbanding 18 years ago.
ZONBI (ぞんび) has put out a new mini-album collection.
Prominent female band DANGER☆GANG will put out a new full album, which is their second in their overall long career.
Hi all! My bf and I have been in Japan for about a week now.
HECTOR (ヘクトウ) will put out a new mini-album.
gibkiy gibkiy gibkiy will put out a new maxi-single.
UNDER FALL JUSTICE will put out a new live recording.
KAMIJO will put out a new live DVD.
Like an Edison will put out a new omnibus, given as a privilege for spending over 1,500 yen in store.
SIRENE will put out a new full album.
Before they disband, AN CAFE (アンティック-珈琲店-) will put out their 2nd best of album, featuring all their songs released since their major debut back in 2015. BEST 2015~2018 will be released in two types on December 5th.
PENICILLIN will put out a new mini-album.
DADAROMA's lineup and look has changed:
MIYAVI has put out a new release.
Insanity Injection will put out a new mini-album.
MUCC has put out a new single.
Călătorie (Călătorie-カラトリア-) will release the 2nd in his 12-consecutive-month single release campaign.
With the release of LABAISER (ラヴェーゼ)'s first album just months away (;w;), the wait for samples is gonna be a long one. However, the band have put out a new music video of a new song:
GIGAMOUS (ギガマウス) has put out a new live-limited single.
Hello everyone! Today I'd like to introduce the first in a mini-series of quick interviews with the “contributors” to the visual kei fan scene.
The Brow Beat will put out a new full album.
GRAVITY↗↗Tanoshisa♪FULLVOLTAAAGE!!! (グラビティ↗↗楽しさ♪FULLVOLTAAAGE!!!) will put out a new single.
SIGMA MEMORIA (シグマメモリア) will put out a new mini-album.
Rands (蘭図) will put out a new release.
DuelJewel have announced that they are back from disbandment.
Dainippon Onitanjigumi Akudōkai ni Senkyo sare GOSSIP (大日本鬼端児組 悪童会に占拠され ゴシップ) will disband on December 31st.
MAZERAN (マゼラン) will release a new live-limited single.
anfiel (アンフィル) will put out a new full album.
XAA XAA (ザアザア) will put out a new maxi-single.
Otomekokka (乙女国家) has put out a new single.
Leetspeak monsters will add another release under their belts for this year. They will put out their second maxi-single. Whose title song is a cover of "This is Halloween" from The Nightmare Before Christmas!
Hi all. Here's the latest from vkgy:
Mikansei ALICE (未完成アリス) will put out a new maxi-single.
Eins:Vier will put out a new live recording PV.
FEST VAINQUEUR will put out a new mini-album.
CieLGraVE will put out a new maxi-single.
SHELLMY (シェルミィ) will put out a new mini-album.
ASTY (アスティ) took to Twitter this morning to make a few big announcements, including the release of their first official single TARGET.
Hello hello! Here are the latest major changes around vkgy:
With the release of their first collection album only 5 days ago, Mamireta (まみれた) have announced that they have another 3 singles coming down the pipeline.
Hi all! Just wanted to give another monthly update about changes at the visual kei library, vkgy.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) have announced a new mini-album!
Earlier this year, Jupiter lost their vocalist after half of their core ex-Versailles members already seceded. Today, the band officially announced the details of their upcoming single, Theory of Evolution, as well as their new vocalist: Kuze.
A few questions about popularity in visual kei, as inspired by a chat with cultic.
DEZERT will release their new album, TODAY, in August.
Have you heard the ballad of Maria's†Despair? Gather around, Suicide-Murder-Children...
CANIVAL announced on Twitter that they are releasing a new CD, followed shortly by an announcement that they will disband this coming November.
Hi everyone! It's been half a year since vkgy launched. Here are some important updates since then:
MORPHINE (モルヒネ) are jumping on the collection album band wagon, with the announcement of their self-titled CD.
On Tuesday, Mamireta (まみれた) announced that they will be releasing a collection album.
Leetspeak monsters will simultaneously release two best albums this July.
REIGN will release two, two-type singles in June. Full versions of both lead tracks are up at YouTube.
As the release date edges closer and closer, samples for David's first mini-album, Souseiroku Ⅰ ~Birth and Confession~ have finally arrived! 🎆👏
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:
Following his second full album Sang, KAMIJO will embark this fall on another European Tour! First tour dates are as follow:
ACME (アクメ) recently announced the release of their new album, Zesshou Ouka, as well as their first one-man tour and English fan page.
PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) had teased a big announcement coming on May 5th. Well, here it is!
Long-running visual kei magazine Cure will re-launch from their June issue (April 21 release).
Yume×Kurai。 (夢×喰らい。) unveiled a new look yesterday.
Newbie band MAZERAN (マゼラン) have been on a roll since their new drummer 慈瑠 -Zil- (ex-GIBALTE (ジバルト)) joined in January and their first mini-album being released just last month.
As the title says, MIRAGE has announced another performance--hopefully they'll be even more active in the year to come!
Samples for La'veil MizeriA's new single Usubeni no Sou have been released, as well as a sample of their new music video.
MIRAGE completed its 20th anniversary live today, and has announced an additional live performance!
A new band named MATHILDA (マチルダ) has formed, and they use every color in the crayon box.
After 7 years of hiatus, the kooky synth pop icons have returned.
Gedou Hangyakusha YAMITERA (外道反逆者 ヤミテラ) made four important announcements yesterday:
The newest member to Goemon Record's lineup POIDOL is releasing their 2nd single, EUREKA.
Zettai Teki Shakai Futekigousha UNDEUX (絶対的社会不適合者 アンドゥー) has announced that their vocalist RIKU (裏喰) has refused contact with the band since the end of last month.
It was recently announced that SCHWARZKAIN (シュヴァルツカイン) are disbanding this coming May.
After having lost their previous drummer last summer, LABAISER (ラヴェーゼ)'s lineup continues to shake up.
Fukuoka-based DALI (ダリ) will lose two members in April.
As the title says, Metis Gretel will hold a one-day revival!
David's special birthday live has concluded, and although I haven't found any new information pertaining to Megaromania, a new mini-album and visual has been announced!
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 holidays may be long over, but it's never too late to break the news on a new(ish) band!
On March 4, bassist Ogawa Manjirou (小川万次郎) will re-join Minus Jin-Say Orchestra (マイナス人生オーケストラ).
A new record label, BABY SITTER has formed!
Mana (lead guitarist of Moi Dix Mois, Malice Mizer and visual-kei icon) announced on his Twitter that drummer GAZ has passed away on December 22nd. The reason stated was due to an illness he succumbed to yesterday.
KRAD will release their “first single,” abyss.
PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) will celebrate their third anniversary with a national oneman tour and a new single.
Just wanted to give everyone an update on vk.gy since it officially launched on December 1.
As of December 1, new guitarist Misaki (美沙輝) has joined Rizu.
As of today, llll-Ligro-, an indie darling among Western vk fans, has revived.
Indie label Himitsu Enban (秘密円盤) will split into two labels on December 1.
The blessed day has arrived as Megaromania performed together for the first time in 4 years!
Good news for us dirty gaijins - after opening their official webshop a month ago, David will expand its activities overseas! Wizard Store -Global- has been opened for business on October 8. Here's the basic rundown of the shop:
As reported a bit earlier this month, D are releasing a new dragon-themed mini-album at the end of October. They have updated their OHP with some samples for each of the songs, as well as released the music video for the title track.
chariots will pause activities on November 23.
ASHLEY (アシュリー) announced on twitter earlier this morning that they will be disbanding after their last live on December 8th.
's appearance at the March 31st MIRAGE and Matina memorial event has been cancelled.
It seems that the power of the Requiemage was not enough to appease David - at least for one edition. A new edition of the single, simply titled as Requiemage -Another Edition- has been announced for a limited release later on November 11.
More details of the Matina memorial live have been announced (a little earlier than originally planned!):
DEVIL KITTY will resume activity!
D announced a new mini-album and live DVD today!
A new band has been added to GOEMON Records' roster: POIDOL !
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.
DEVIL KITTY guitarist Akina has been ordered to two weeks of bed rest following the discovery that he had suffered a stroke.
Just want to go over some of the updates that have been made around here since the site refresh:
NightingeiL continues to “rebuild”, with the addition of a new member.
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) has announced the details of some of their final live events.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) has uploaded samples from their upcoming single, [puzzle]! They've also revealed the hideous cover art 😉
Hi everyone 👋 Just wanted to give a brief update on the status of weloveucp.com.
Samples of MARCO (マルコ)'s latest mini-album, "Seizonnoshirushi" have been released!
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) recently announced that they will be releasing another new single this year: "puzzle."
MARCO (マルコ) has made their announcement on 6/25 and they've revealed their new mini-album, Seizonnoshirushi (セイゾンノシルシ), accompanied by their fierce new look (that looks straight out of a war movie)!
For the past few weeks, members of DEVIL KITTY have been teasing a big announcement for June 15th, 2017. The day finally came, and with it the news of a new CD, new promo pictures, and a new guitarist.
Former Eternal band Cherry (チェリー) are reviving for the second time this year for a one-night show.
On Twitter this morning, Insanity Injection announced that they have fired one of their vocalists, Chaos.
PARANOID≠CIRCUS, who had recently signed into the king zeebra label back in January, have announced that they will disband after their last live, "MERCY KILLER SHOW" on July 14 at OSAKA MUSE.
Samples and cover art of MARCO (マルコ)'s best album, Ana Futatsu has been released!! The cover art is absolutely gorgeous ✨✨✨
Former Storm band allure idea is reviving for one night this coming September!
As LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) 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!
THE BLACK SWAN will have a new music release on 2017-10-25.
chariots will release a new mini-album in August.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) has revealed their new look and announced a new “single”!
Someone on Monochrome Heaven asked for some information about Soleil, so I thought I'd type something up! Since it became a little long, I decided to post it here. Hope it's helpful!
chariots has released new samples from their latest single, Succubus.
Here's a bunch of news that I've neglected to post:
Chinese visual-kei band, Lilith, have announced that they will disband after their live at Shanghai Yuyintang on April 23.
PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) will release their third full album, WANDERLUST, in two types on June 14!
The tracklist for the latest DEEP MORE DEEP omnibus has been revealed! Fortunately, the CD features new songs from each band!!
Random Button-kei band LACK-CO. (ラッコ) has recently released the music video for their upcoming single, "粘着型クレイジーソルト入りクッキー." Unlike their previous featured tracks, this one is pretty...normal?
As their latest single, Henjin Kikou, was released today, MARCO (マルコ) also made a surprising announcement: a best-album, Ana Futatsu (穴二つ), is already in the works!
David appeared as the opening act at a live today, and hence his support members (at least for now) have been revealed:
Support drummer Youichi (陽一), who has performed with Lucifer's underground since October 2016, will join the band at their 2nd anniversary oneman live on March 30! This comes as Butterfly syndrome, another band he does support for, will pause activities just a few days later.
With only a day left till the release day, MARCO (マルコ) has released samples from their latest single, Henjin Kikou (変人奇行)! Also included at the end is live footage of one of the band's performances!
Earlier this morning (in EST, that is), DEVIL KITTY released the full music video for their upcoming single. Shortly after, they also uploaded a preview of the other two songs.
NEiN released their 1st album at 2017/01/11
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!
PARANOID≠CIRCUS has cancelled their February 23rd live at Shibuya (渋谷) REX, due to vocalist Garu (我儿) fracturing his heel bone.
On 2017-02-08, at 01:16, Kentz (ケンツ) passed away. He had been battling cancer for 5 years.
UCP veterans More have announced the release of several new CDs up until the summer of this year.
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) has suddenly announced that they intend to disband in Autumn 2017.
This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of Matina.
Paranoid≠circuS has joined a label, gained a new member, changed their name, and announced a new release!
Church-kei is SAVED...
As mentioned earlier last year, PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) are releasing a new set of maxi-singles entitled CRAZY TRIBE. They've uploaded some previews for each type of single, the tracklists, and a full version of their title track music video.
In what seems like a terrific start to 2017, MARCO (マルコ) has announced some new releases, including a new live-limited single! :)))
To little surprise, ROCKSTAR Records officially announced it's end earlier today on Twitter.
As of December 25, PARANOID≠CIRCUS has joined king zeebra.
👻 The LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) official web shop rises from the grave once more!
At their one-man live on December 21st, DEVIL KITTY had a lot of big annoucements! Firstly, they announced the release of their new maxi-single, バンギャル最終兵器 (BAND GIRL Saishuu Heiki, which is "Bangya's final weapon" in English. This may be in response to how ROCKSTAR RECORDS was ran since frontman Yuuga has always been extremely vocal about exposing nonsense that goes on in the scene). It would appear that the band is now signed to Planet Child Music as well.
LACK-CO. (ラッコ) has revealed their new look and announced some new releases!
KARMA=SHENJING continues their limited revival with a new look and new release!
As we reported last week, FAZ drummer TAKAHIRO was arrested by Osaka police, which prompted the band to pause activities later on next year.
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック)'s vocalist NOAH announced on Twitter that the band has since left ROCKSTAR RECORDS as of December 7th.
FAZ drummer TAKAHIRO (a.k.a. Hiyoka (卑妖華), ex-WERKMARE) has been arrested, and the band will indefinitely pause activities in consequence.
On 2017-03-31, vocalist Shiki (式) will secede and GIGAMOUS (ギガマウス) will pause activities.
Arte Macchina will release their first single!
Insanity Injection has announced that guitarist GAGA (蛾々) will secede after their 2016-12-12 live at Ikebukuro (池袋) BlackHole.
THE BLACK SWAN has announced their 5th single: RAGE.
Little update on MARCO (マルコ)'s live schedule:
Party monsters PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) are releasing a new single this winter entitled CRAZY TRIBE. Thus far, they have only announced that the single will come in 3 types--one with a music video, and two types with an additional 3rd track song.
A few updates to the Lucifer's underground session event on the 17th:
Lilith has revealed their new look! Nice, isn't it?
LACK-CO. (ラッコ) recently posted a sample video for their upcoming mini-album.
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.
Today in heartwarming news: HEISEI ISHIN (平成維新) bassist/leader Yoshi (善) has announced that his session band--featuring several UNDER CODE PRODUCTION alumni--will perform at the December 9th edition of the Taku (拓) memorial event.
Amidst all of the current ROCKSTAR RECORDS drama (with several bands leaving the label, and the rest seemingly forced to disband), some pretty cool results are surfacing. One of which is a revival show for former Eternal band チェリー (Cherry (チェリー))!
Mischievous has announced that they will indefinitely pause activities after their 2017-01-23 sponsored event at Osaka (大阪) LIVEHOUSE D'.
"Victorian steam caravan" band Arte Macchina has mentioned that they will release their first single sometime this winter.
PISARRO (ピサロ) held their free oneman live today, and made several important announcements!
DEVIL KITTY will freely distribute their "0th" full album to those who purchase a premium ticket to their free tour final oneman at Shinjuku (新宿) BLAZE, -Heigan- (-閉眼-), on December 21.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) has revealed the cover and tracklist of their upcoming single, KARMA. They also released a sample earlier this month.
KISAKI has finally broken his radio silence: this morning he tweeted that KISAKI PROJECT feat.Hitomi will perform in December, and that he's sorry for the trouble he caused.
A new band, ORCALADE has formed, and it involves some notable visual veterans!
IJUIN AKIROW (伊集院 明朗) has released his best album, ALL TIME BEST.
Keeping up with their collaborative habits, SHAPE SHIFTER is going to participate in another split single--this time with More entitled "In the Depth." . Like their previous shared releases, this CD will contain a song previously released by both bands featuring a vocalist swap. This time, however, there is one new song in which both bands participated in its recording.
After releasing two digital singles earlier this summer, Insanity Injection has announced the release of their first mini-album, now entitled, Psychotic Cabaret! Details are scarce for now, but the EP is slated for release on November 11 and I presume it to be another digital release...
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).
Just for my own purposes, I thought I'd make a list of unreleased songs from various KISAKI/UCP-related bands. (This will include compositions that were never recorded in CD, or are only available in demo form, plus “non-songs” such as SEs, significant drum solos, unreleased covers, etc.)
In a surprising move, DEVIL KITTY have just announced that they have departed from their label, ROCKSTAR RECORDS, on October 3rd.
TLDR: KISAKI was caught in a scandal today, and seems to have abruptly retired as a result... Full details, as I understand them, follow:
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) has revealed their new artist photos and the covers/tracklist for their upcoming album.
As promised, LACK-CO. (ラッコ) has uploaded the full PV for their song Iro Megane Shikisai Kaimu, since they were retweeted over 1,000 times.
THE BLACK SWAN has revealed their new artist image and PV clip! They've also announced the full details for both types of their upcoming single, PERSONA.
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!
The homepage countdown has concluded, and more details on SAN's newest band LACK-CO. (ラッコ) has been revealed!
Mis†ake has announced their "maybe last... miraculous..." mail-order sale via Twitter
Some minor news items from the past few days:
THE BLACK SWAN has been revealing each members' new looks over the past week, and, today, they finally revealed the band's new group shot.
I received another set of UCP lucky bags today, and thought I'd give another review!
According to KISAKI, “Due to cancellations, two UCP lucky bags have been restocked. Two additional KISAKI lucky bags have been restocked as well.”
Here's some minor news that I've been to busy to post:
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) announced that they will be releasing a new single in November. The single will come in two types, one with a PV DVD and one with an additional third track.
As suji kindly pointed out, UCP lucky bags are back in stock at the LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) official web shop. I'm not sure how long quantities will last this time.
MARCO (マルコ) have released footage of their free oneman from yesterday. Note that this isn't the full live, but it does feature snippets of some songs that they performed (like the live-limited songs and even an unreleased song), plus a full performance of Torikago Aijin at the end. Nonetheless, this is actually pretty cool.
SHAPE SHIFTER are releasing their first multi-type single this October, entitled 枯れた瞳 (Kareta hitomi).
Samples of PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) 's new mini-album are now up on Youtube. Do you have a favorite?
More ex-UCP bandmen are forming new bands, which is always a cool thing! Today, it was unveiled that Lara ( Cu[be] 's vocalist) is in a new band named ASHLEY (アシュリー) . In this band, he goes by a new name: "霧崎ネク (Kirisaki NEKU)." 3 members are also ex-ARREST, which was a short-lived band that has the worst luck (a bassist that stole their costume money and ran, car accidents, a CD that just never got released, etc). Hopefully this band plays out more positively...
Rockstar Records veterans AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) are releasing their first album soon: 明日もし世界が終わっても (Ashita Moshi Sekai ga Owatte mo)! Keeping with their interesting release names, this title means something like "If the world also ends tomorrow" in English.
chariots has announced their first mini-album! (Since reviving, anyway.)
PISARRO (ピサロ) have finally released their first PV! However, it's not for [either one of their newest singles], but for an older release...
PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) are releasing a new mini-album this August entitled "絶叫！ (Zekkyou!)." Unlike their previous mini, this CD will come in a regular and limited edition. The [regular type] will come with 7 songs, and the [limited edition] comes with 6 tracks and a PV-DVD for their new song "ボクラノウタ (BOKURA NO UTA)." Both types will include "POPCORN MONSTER," which was their last single.
Ok, now that Mis†ake has paused activities, I guess it's finally time for me to post about what they've been doing for the past 6 months, lol.
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.
Days after Dead Children dissolved, guitarist Cain has already joined a new band.
At today's live, Minus Jin-Say Orchestra (マイナス人生オーケストラ) announced that they will “freeze.”
Mischievous, PINOCCHIO (ピノキオ), and Ultimate Sonic are among those who appeared at Darktrick VOL.14 on 2016-05-22 at HOLIDAY OSAKA, which is available for viewing (for a limited time) through CYBER CIRCUS TV.
THE BLACK SWAN announced more details regarding their next single, their tour, and their next oneman!
chariots has uploaded a preview of the PV for their upcoming single, [Kisai] (忌際).
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) vocalist Aki (暁) will temporarily cease performing due vocal nodules.
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! 👍🏻
PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) has announced the release of their first artist book, Zekkyou! (絶叫!)!
SHAPE SHIFTER gives an acoustic performance on the latest edition of Himitsu no CLOSET (秘密のクロヲゼット)!
THE BLACK SWAN has announced their “next scene:” a new single, a twoman tour, and their 5th oneman live!
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) has made an important announcement: they'll hold a oneman, a oneman tour, and a sponsored event tour!
After releasing [their latest live-limited single] just yesterday, MARCO (マルコ) have announced yet another distributed release...\le sigh\
PISARRO (ピサロ) have been on a roll since they formed only 3 months ago. [After simultaneously releasing three one-coin singles back in April], the band have another one-coin single in the works, plus a live-limited release.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) has revealed the covers and tracklists of their upcoming album, [Utopia]!
Mischievous will release a live-limited single, Blind Doll, in August.
After short-lived band the:Ø had suddenly dissolved back in January 2015, it seemed unlikely that vocalist Saica (槐) would resume band activities. However, the latest band he's joined is quite a surprise.
KISAKI will participate in a 90s visual kei event in September!
PARANOID≠CIRCUS will begin their live-limited single release tour, MAGICAL STAR NIGHT PARADE, on 2016-07-14 at Kyoto (京都) MOJO.
Good news for fans of ONENESS (ワンネス) - the band will revive for one day at Double River Record president Ryuu Asakawa's (浅川隆) birthday presents live, DOUBLE RIVER SUMMIT 2016, at NAGOYA HOLIDAY NEXT on July 11, 2016. Also performing will be a tribute session band, going by the name ASAKAWA SHINEITAI 2016 (浅川親衛隊2016), which features some familiar faces:
The tracklist for GIGAMOUS (ギガマウス)' 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:
According to @NEedle_GAme, THE BLACK SWAN's [OUSIA] album doesn't actually include lyrics in the booklet... instead, you'll need to present an application coupon at the band's oneman to receive the lyrics.
Looks like Arte Macchina is in the process of making their first PV for an upcoming release! Details have not been announced yet, but at least it looks like they're finally releasing something (which may or may not be live-limited). Check out exclusive shots provided by the owner of the warehouse [here]. The band has also released a comment video, which also shows the PV in progress.
Vasalla (覇叉羅) will hold two lives in June, and will release a CD to those who attend both!
So busy lately ( ;∀;) So, sorry for the lack of updates. Here are some minor ones from recent weeks:
Lucifer's underground guitarist toki has mentioned that the secession drummer Atsuki (亜月) was amicable. In fact, Atsuki is participating in the recording of the band's upcoming singles!
MARCO (マルコ) have released not only the preview for their latest single, [Amaji], but also samples of the two other singles in the "rain trilogy" that were previously announced. (The cover art for both types of Amaji has also been revealed.)
In spite of their bassist seceding, SHAPE SHIFTER is moving ahead with activities and announced the release of their new single [鳥籠 (Torikago)].
chariots have revealed more details on their newest live-limited single, [Senkou], and their new(ish) band pic has been revealed!
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) announced at their show on April 2nd that they will be releasing their 2nd full-length album named "Utopia." Like their previous releases, this album will come in 3 types and is due to drop on June 8th, 2016.
Lucifer's underground held their oneman yesterday, at which drummer Atuki (亜月) seceded. Today, they've announced their first activities as a 4-member band.
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) will hold birthday events for 篝-kagari- and Hyu-ga on 2016-04-08 and 2016-04-09, respectively. The band has just announced a two-type live-limited CD to be sold at those shows.
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.
PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) have announced the release of several new items: a new single, entitled ["ポップコーンモンスター(POPCORN MONSTER)"] on June 1st, and two live DVDs named "2015.11.22 「眠≠罪」@AKASAKA BLITZ & 2015.05.30 「密室」@TSUTAYA O-WEST" and "2016.03.20 「ゴーストバスターズ」@中野サンプラザ," respectively. Along with this news came a new photoshoot of their zany costumes and a small preview of what their new song will sound like. Once again, they've tried to fool everyone into thinking they've turned into a pop-rock band.
DEVIL KITTY are releasing their first single entitled ["夢幻回帰"] (Mugen Kaiki) on May 18th. The single has two tracks and will only cost 540 yen. The band has described the first track to be melancholic and the latter to be "rampage metal (lit: 暴れメタルナンバー)," so it looks like this little single is going to have some diversity.
At their one-man live "処す。(shosu)," Dead Children announced that they will be holding their last live "Dead Children PARTY The final curse…" on June 29th at RUDIO K3, which will also mark the end of their activities. No further details of releases or reasoning for their decision have been shared thus far.
With the announcement of a new PV and a new (distributed ;w;) single, chariots is already off to an exciting start!
Just a few AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) things that warranted their own post:
Minor news roundup for 3/6 🤘
As expected, LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) will have limited goods/sales at their last lives on 2016-03-08~10 (with many DVDs, natch!):
STELLA MARIA will hold a one-day revival on 2016-09-18!
Lucifer's underground will release the live-limited single [KoNO Yo NO HaTE/Asobi no Niwa] on 2016-03-30.
PISARRO (ピサロ) has revealed details and covers of their one-coin singles, plus a fourth single!
Here's some minor news:
Yesterday, [we introduced you to new band, PISARRO (ピサロ).] Since then, it's been revealed that the band has more plans up their sleeve before their official debut in May.
THE BLACK SWAN has revealed their new artist image. (The “wedding dress” look was for promotional purposes only, and the new image shows the costumes that they actually wear on stage.)
Minor news roundup 2/22:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) updates! Please check it out!
A few details have emerged regarding the full release of THE BLACK SWAN's album, OUSIA!
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM has revealed their final look.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) has released the tracklistings, cover art, and song previews for their upcoming single, PARANOIA.
Here are some more minor news items:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) will hold a special fair at the Osaka (大阪) branch of ZEAL LINK from 2016-02-20 through 2016-03-21!
Just yesterday, SUI and MIZALY of LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) held a "tribute oneman" where they performed fan-requested songs of LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-), 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:
Lucifer's underground will hold their anniversary oneman on 2016-03-30 at Nagoya (名古屋) CLUB ROCK'N'ROLL―and drummer Atuki (亜月) will secede at that live.
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) has revealed their new look (it's really good, huh?) and announced their new single, Tanin no Fukou ha Mitsu no Aji (他人の不幸は蜜の味), to be released on 2016-03-30!
If you thought this was the end of SHERELLA, then you're wrong.
Minor news roundup for 1/31:
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) vocalist NOAH will participate in American rock project Lightning Strikes, which features musicians related to KISS, Yngwie Malmsteen, and more.
Se'ikspia completed their revival live (aka “replay live”) on 2016-01-24 at Namba (難波) ROCKETS.
As predicted [here], guitarist Nayu has departed from SHERELLA due to differences in band style and to devote to his activities in Ferris WheeL, since joining the band back in the beginning of January. Now, only vocalist Amu and bassist Shio remain in the band.
Insanity Injection's first CD, ADVENT OF SLAUGHTER, will be released through ELE-MUSIC, and will also be available worldwide via digital download. (The [cover art] is also up!)
Ok, LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) announced a couple more privileges for their best album today. Here's the final list:
GIGAMOUS (ギガマウス) finished their 500-person-limited oneman today, and announced their national tour and first full album!
Se'ikspia―a wonderful Kansai-based band that was briefly produced by UNDER CODE PRODUCTION―will hold their (limited?) revival, 13 years later!
Please comment or contact me if you want to coordinate privilege sharing for LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)'s best box, [the end of corruption world]. (Cross-posted to [Monochrome Heaven](http://www.monochrome-heaven.com/index.php/topic/39780-sale-LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)-%E3%80%8Cthe-end-of-corruption-world%E3%80%8D-privilege-sharing/).)
These are the privileges I've found so far... where will you purchase from? 'Cause all of these privileges are good, and I want to coordinate...!
ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION artists KISAKI (LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)), Rame (Black Gene For the Next Scene), and JUI and jun (GOTCHAROCKA) have participated in a photoshoot for Stuppy Vol.9.
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM will freely distribute their last single, aimless [the final shape], at their last live on 2016-02-21.
Terakoya (the new label of THE BLACK SWAN) will hold its 10 year anniversary event tour, Hyakka Ryouran ~Extravaganza for second bloom~ (百花繚乱 ~Extravaganza for second bloom~), beginning on 2016-04-24.
Happy New Year! Some minor news:
THE BLACK SWAN revealed their new artist image and a preview of their RUVISH PV.
THE BLACK SWAN finished their oneman, Judge the Value, today. They made three important announcements:
Due to production delays, the OUSIA booklet will not be available at THE BLACK SWAN's 2016-01-05 oneman.
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) members KISAKI, SUI, and MIZALY have been announced as guests for RadioNEO's podcast, 「ラジカルNEOナイト VISUAL REVOLUTION!」, hosted by Stuppy magazine's very own Pokkun (ぽっくん). They are scheduled to appear on January 6, 2016, presumably along with Smileberry, Chanty, and Daiki.
For newbie band FerrisWheeL, made up of ex-Crishuna and ex-Crucifixion members, yet another ex-Crucifixion member is added to the mix - guitarist Nayu (なゆ), who is currently in the band, SHERELLA.
Mischievous has revealed their new look, and their new drummer, Hiiro (一彩)! (He's the one with red hair.)
PARANOID≠CIRCUS has announced the release of their first mini-album, DREAM BOXX, on 2016-03-27. Details TBA.
RHEDORIC has shared the full PV for their mini-album preview single, WORLD:
The LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) official web shop has been updated:
Minor news roundup for 2015-12-23:
Mischievous “second act” (new lineup) will be revealed on 2016-01-01. From the teaser image, it appears that they will gain a fourth member―I wonder if Karen (火憐) [ex-SUZAKU (朱)] will join, since ALVION is disbanding...
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)'s the end of corruption world is now available for preordering at [CD Japan]! First press bonus is still the same as in the webshop (which means you can still get the World in Flames re-recording CD and the trading card too, but no personalized message), but if you still want that, then get your copy quick, since CDJ's bonus is available for a limited time!
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.
And another band bites the dust...
Dead Children have shared a live clip of the song Black Lily:
THE BLACK SWAN has revealed the tracklist for their live-distributed full album, [OUSIA-dispersed-].
Black Gene For the Next Scene's time together may be ticking away, but that doesn't mean vocalist Ice plans to stop music soon. Rather, he's going solo.
More details of LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)'s memorial best box, [the end of corruption world], have been revealed.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) has announced their new single, [PARANOIA], to be released in two types (2 song CD + PV DVD / 3 song CD) on 2016-03-02.
NEOLOGI (ネオロジ) has announced their first single, [DD], for a 2016-01-27 release.
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has made their important announcement: they will disband on 2016-03-20.
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Mischievous has announced their second single, [sickman], for release on 2016-01-13.
Welp, we saw this coming...
SHERELLA will freely distribute a CD, [Kyoukai no Kireta Sekai/Tsuki ni Ikiau], during their appearance at CERO's birthday event, Here's looking at me, kid Vol:2, at HOLIDAY OSAKA on 2015-12-01.
SHAPE SHIFTER announced the release of the new single, [感情雨 (Kanjouame)]! Like their first single, this CD will also be released in advanced before the official drop date at their show entitled "池袋月下雷鳴(Ikebukuro gekka raimei)." This concert will be held at Ikebukuro EDGE on February 18th.
Jikkentai NEMESIS (実験体NEMESIS) will hold a one-day revival on 2016-01-05 at OSAKA MUSE.
Black Gene For the Next Scene has announced their best album and live DVD of their 2015-11-01 oneman at TSUTAYA O-EAST.
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.
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) held their last live before pausing activities, Dedicate to Graveyard ~Everlasting Wish~, at Shinjuku BLAZE today. Here are some random comments about the live, mostly gathered by trolling Twitter:
Lilith made several announcements today: First, since October, drummer Raku (樂) had been frequently sick. After caring for his sicknesses in the usual ways, he finally went to the hospital, and was subsequently diagnosed with a serious illness. (The band refrains from naming his illness, in respect of privacy.) Due to Raku's illness, and the fact that Lilith considers its members irreplaceable, Lilith will pause live activities in January 2016.
Just a quick note...
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) will sell several special items at their last live [before pausing activities] on 2015-11-22 at Shinjuku BLAZE―including some that are limited to 1 copy. Furthermore, customers who spend 4,000 yen will be allowed to take a photograph with the band (or favorite member). The band will also collaborate with visual shop Like an Edison for regular sales.
A second track from LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)'s performance at FEST FES 2015 on 2015-08-29 at Osaka STUDIO PARTITTA will be uploaded to the mine YouTube channel—and will air on Kyoto TV channel KBS Kyoto—for one week, beginning on 2015-11-27.
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION session band Shingen Kichi SPECIAL ~PERMANENT BAND~ (神言基地SPECIAL ~パーマネントバンド~) successfully completed its live at Abeno ROCKTOWN. They played several staples of Kisaki & Kansai Kizoku (妃&関西貴族) setlists:
Missed out on LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)'s performance at FEST FES 2015 back in August? Then worry no more, the live event is now available to watch on DVD!
After discussions between the members, Black Gene For the Next Scene has announced that they will “stop activities” (活動停止) after their live on 2016-04-10.
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM has announced that they will disband―officially, “end” (終焉)―on 2016-02-21. They still plan to release a last single, called RE:I AM, in January.
Due to a sudden family emergency, LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) guitarist CERO will be absent from the band's 2015-10-30 live at OSAKA MUSE.
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM have revealed their new image (BUCK-TICK inspired again, huh?). They will release their new single in January 2016 (tentative); other details TBA.
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Here's some minor news that I've been neglecting to post. (I've been too busy working on the discography section!)
A special session band made of ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION members will perform on 2015-11-17!
SHAPE SHIFTER have revealed the trailer for their first single, [Raimei] :
「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.
RHEDORIC has announced some special privileges for those who purchase Jiggy 2nd Press through TOWER RECORDS:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) announced today that they will release a live DVD of their anniversary oneman, Memento-Mori ~Embrace of Utopia~, from 2015-05-31.
GIGAMOUS (ギガマウス) revealed their new Egypt-inspired look today, and announced their next single, [Chouou] (頂王).
“RHEDORIC, a band who is going major in October, used drones and GoPro in their recent PV?!”
A special event has been announced for 2015-12-10 which will memorialize deceased HEISEI ISHIN (平成維新) vocalist Taku (拓). Several special acts will appear―almost all of which were part of the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION family ❤.
With the release of new costumes, generally, the news of a new release is often soon to follow. It has been announced that DEVIL KITTY are releasing their first mini-album in two types on October 28th. The CD will come in two types, one containing a PV and the other a 5th bonus track, and the mini is entitled "雌豚解体新書 (Mebuta Kaitai Shinsho)." No album art has been disclosed as of yet, but they have released a small PV preview. [Type-A] will cost 2,500 yen, and [Type-B] will cost 2,100.
This won't surprise those of you who guessed as much, but LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)'s Dedicate to Graveyard PV is the new 5,000 yen purchase privilege at the band's official web shop, starting on 2015-09-12.
Here's the latest roundup of minor news:
Adding to the trend of new pictures, DEVIL KITTY has also revealed their new look on Twitter! Unfortunately, they haven't announced any plans for releasing a CD, but they do have one of their live performances posted to Youtube (which seems to be mostly them covering GOKIBURI songs).
Earlier on Twitter, SHAPE SHIFTER revealed not one, but TWO new artist pictures!
ALVION will freely distribute a double-A-side single, [ARROWS/BECOME A FOOL], at their oneman on 2015-10-11.
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) and Synk;yet will sell a live-limited [coupling single] during their coupling tour in December.
Unknown band Riddle=Dect will join the ranks of king zeebra in September.
This one definitely surprised me - ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) will participate in a twoman with MERRY (メリー) at Saga (佐賀) GEILS on 2015-09-12, as part of the latter band's Grateful Year 2015「NOnsenSe MARkeT 2F」 tour.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) will hold another twoman versus LIPHLICH on 2015-10-26.
The members of Saica (ex-the:Ø)'s session band (who are performing at Saica's birthday live on 2015-10-20) have been revealed:
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール), the “bad luck band” formed by ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) drummer Masami (雅美), held their last live on 2015-08-18 and disbanded. Masami also announced his retirement at the event :(.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) will participate in a short Asia tour, which appears to be organized by B.P.RECORDS.
PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) will participate in a twoman versus DADAROMA on 2015-10-11 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4. The two bands will also hold a session at the event.
The latest minor news:
The latest magazine and television appearances from our lovely bands:
Here's a message video recorded by LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (with English subtitles!) in support of their upcoming [appearance at World Visual Festival]. It appears the video was recorded a while ago, though, as it features their old costumes...
The privileges for purchasing LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)'s last single, Dedicate to Graveyard and/or their live DVD, Sacred illusionism have been announced!
Dead Children has revealed their newest PV! Black Lily will be featured on their first mini-album, [Haunted Vox].
PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) has uploaded samples for all songs from their upcoming single, [Hijiki to KARAAGE] (ひじきとカラアゲ). Also check out the full TETSU KIZU (テツキズ) PV and Jesus phobia PV preview, which were previously posted.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) will release their new single, QUALIA (クオリア), on 2015-11-04 in three types (further details TBA). They've also announced a 2015-12-09 final at TSUTAYA O-EAST for their Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka oneman tour.
Cecir (ex-E'm ~grief~) will no longer be able to participate in Cero (LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-))'s birthday event, Here's looking at me, kid VOL:2, this year due to family reasons. This also means he will not be able to perform on guitar for Cero's session band...(hope Cero finds a replacement!)
PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) has released the full PV to their song TETSUKIZU (テツキズ).
FUTURISM・BOYZ will participate in a threeman on 2015-11-15―with visual bands!
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) will release their new maxi-single, Jibaku (自縛), in three types on 2015-10-28.
REALies vocalist Rayka will release a new t-shirt from his fashion brand, MY WAY, on 2015-08-07~08.
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) will appear alongside other visual kei bands for not only one visual festival, but two this year!
ONENESS (ワンネス) will release a [DVD of their disbandment oneman]. The DVD will be released through the [Double River Record official web shop] on 2015-09-16, but those who order before 2015-08-31 will receive a privilege DVD with footage from the band's ITAZURA no SUSUME (イタズラのススメ) tour.
Visual shop [Super BRock Record] will hold a PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) special fair during the week of 2015-09-01. Customers who purchase PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) goods from the shop during that period will receive an artist photo or comment DVD.
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) have revealed their new look, and should be announcing a new release soon. In the mean time, three small bits of news:
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-) recently put [two bootleg live DVDs] for sale through their official web shop. The end of the acceptance period for orders has been announced as 2015-07-27. If you were interested in those DVDs, better get them now!
The tracklist for upcoming omnibus, Agitation Clysis ~Integrity~ has been announced. Unfortunately, as expected, all songs are old―except maybe emmurée's? [Check out the song list here] to DECIDE if you're still interested.
Namamail V (生メールV)―the subscription service which allows fans to send and receive exclusive emails from LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) members (among others)―is increasing its monthly subscription fee from 300 yen to 500 yen, per band member subscription. The company's reasoning is that they need to make more profit to pay the artists fairly... pretty straightforward.
Earlier this year, CARAT (カラット) had announced their disbandment for April, [until an accident left vocalist Yuuji injured and unable to sing.] However, he has since returned to the stage (fortunately and unfortunately) and after the other members [participated in a session event with THE RHEDORIC], their last live has been rescheduled as far back as September 16. On that date, the band will hold their last oneman live, 終宴～サクライツカ～ (shuuen～sakura itsuka～) at Takadanobaba AREA and finally cease activities.
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) will sell a Syndrome live-recording VHS―yes, VHS―at their live today. [The video] features footage from Syndrome's 2001-10-13 live at Amagasaki (尼崎) LIVE SQUARE.
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has released two new bootleg live DVDs from last month. The [first] features the band's Rame cosplay live and their appearance at an Ains event. The [second] features two dates from the Blazing Trianglum tour; including the show at which they announced their pause, and the show at which they performed in street clothes due to misplacing their costumes.
“We tricked everyone into thinking that PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) had changed routes to a POP band, lol”
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has uploaded a PV preview for their upcoming (and last, before pausing activities) single, [「Dedicate to Graveyard」]. It sounds great, and the PV looks really good! (By the way, I wonder if/when/how they'll release the full PV...) You can check out the clip below and [and preorder the single here].
Upcoming omnibus [Agitation Clysis ~Integrity~] has added defspiral to its lineup (although the tracklist has still not been revealed). The cover art has also been released.
Dead Children's previous support drummer, Yuuho (ゆうほ), had his last live with the band on 2015-06-29. Today, the band has announced their next support drummer: 64 (pronounced Rosshii). You can see [his Twitter here], although he doesn't have any pictures up.
GLARD has recruited a new drummer, Sunny, and revealed their new look! It seems that they'll be going in a more visual direction🎶 The band, which will revive on 2015-07-13, has also announced their new single: [[Invisible]] will be released at their lives starting on the 16th. Check the preview below―what do you think of the new GLARD?
Related to the previous post, signed to Rockstar is a """new""" band DEVIL KITTY, fronted by the very sarcastic, and somewhat eccentric, Yuuga. As some of you may remember, back in the early 2000's (prior to the closing of Eternal) there was another band named DEVIL KITTY that Yuuga was in. While this band shares the same name, they are supposed to be considered two separate entities. Yuuga's also nabbed Majyu as the drummer for this band, so I'm interested to see how active SHAPE SHIFTER is with a part-time drummer.
As of 2015-07-07, a brand new label has opened: ROCK★STAR RECORDS. One of the first artists to join is AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック), along with newly-revived DEVIL KITTY, BETTY (ベティ), THE EGOIST, MEARY (メアリー), Dear, and VISUAL Kei Enkakashu TAKASHI (ヴィジュアル系演歌歌手 TAKASHI). Check out the label's OHP for more information!
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 (ギガマウス), and more. They've not yet announced if any tracks will be new.
is a solo project by RUKA, the drummer of NIGHTMARE, with rotating support members. Today, the project announced its new release, SPLIT EP, which will feature two lineups: one of which is called 「LSN REUNION」 and features JUI (GOTCHAROCKA, ex-VIDOLL) on vocals!
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) guitarist CERO will hold his birthday event in December, at which his session band 「CERO BIRTHDAY SESSION RETURNS」 will perform. Vocalist SUI will hold his two-day birthday event, The Blessing Day, in January of 2016, at which his sessions 「Evil en Lucifer」 and 「MADEMOISELLE na Yaroutachi」 will perform. (Is it a Madeth gray'll cover band?! I really hope so 😍
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has published its members' comments about pausing activities (find behind the cut). Although I can't translate, it sounds as if lack of success is the cause. The band also announced that their last tour, Unlimited Aesthetic, began on 2015-06-11, and will end with their tour final 4-day sponsored event, Unlimited Aesthetic~Halloween Night 4Days~. Finally, their three-stop last oneman tour, Dedicate to Graveyard~Everlasting Wish~, will be held on 2015-11-07, 2015-11-08, and 2015-11-22.
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)'s last maxi-single, [「Dedicate to Graveyard」], will be released on 2015-09-09. It includes one new song (the title track), a re-recording of Misery is Nothing, and an unspecified bonus (probably instrumental versions of those two songs). An application ticket for an unspecified privilege will be included in the release.
Looks like SHERELLA is having yet another change to their lineup...
The tracklisting for upcoming omnibus [Yougenkyou -west- vol.2 ~Osaka・Nagoya Rengou~] has been revealed. LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) will contribute the song Missing Melody, which we've seen mentioned a few times before. Also, the bonus track will feature FEST VAINQUEUR plus all other vocalists (including SUI), although the song is TBA.
Hey guyz, I updated the member profiles a bit (^^♪ For instance, you can [view mine here].
Here are a few upcoming media appearances (mostly from GOEMON RECORDS bands):
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has announced at their 6/24 live at Umeda ZEELA that they will be on hiatus after their live at Shinjuku Blaze on November 22...before then, they've also announced a new single for September and revealed their last look.
PARANOID≠CIRCUS buffalo (drummer) Kizuna (紲) will resume activities at the band's 2015-07-10 sponsored event. He had been absent from the band [since February] to allow a hernia to heal.
Lucifer's underground held their first oneman today, and they're sharing footage of it on YouTube! Although the live wasn't well-attended, their performance is fun to watch, and the songs are really good! Check out the first part of their oneman footage below:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) will participate in a threeman with dieS and emmurée in September. Pretty strange combination, huh?
Legendary Soleil/Matina bands Vasalla (覇叉羅) and WITH SEXY held their one-day-revival twoman on 2015-05-30. This week, after a brief countdown on their OHP, the bands announced that a live DVD of the performance will be available! Details are TBA.
PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) has announced details of their second oneman, which will be held in November. They've also announced a twoman with HERO, to be held in September.
PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) will release their new single, Hijiki to KARAAGE (ひじきとカラアゲ), on 2015-09-02 in 5 types (one for each members). Further details TBA. The band has also announced details of their special program: TETSUKIZU Matsuri (テツキズ祭).
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) will make an important announcement at their upcoming threeman on 2015-06-24. Hopefully it's something good D:!
THE BLACK SWAN finished their oneman, and have made several announcements. First: their new-maxi single, [Kagune] (赫音), will be released in August. Lovely boys that they are, they've already uploaded a PV preview (it looks great as usual ❤):
PARANOID≠CIRCUS will participate in a threeman in August:
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) has sold out for the 6/20 and 6/21 stops on their upcoming oneman tour. In celebration, the band has announced two additional oneman performances, to be held in October and November. (The additional performances are listed as part of a Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka tour, so I wouldn't be surprised if a third date is announced in the future.) It's great to see them so successful!
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).
Dead Children has announced their first mini-album, [Haunted Vox]! The six-track CD will be released on 2015-08-19 for 2,160 yen.
THE BLACK SWAN will hold a threeman with HOLLOWGRAM and Femme Fatale (btw, it's their [second time] with Femme Fatale). An unspecified gift will be freely distributed to attendees... hopefully not a CD 'cause those are hard to get!
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) and NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST will hold their twoman live, TEARS OF /BLOOD/, in August:
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.
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) will hold their 4-day Halloween sponsored event, Unlimited Aesthetic:
PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) successfully finished their first oneman, 「Misshitsu」, at TSUTAYA O-WEST today. The live was a complete success―it sold out in 1 minute, including balcony tickets! The band has announced their next step: they will hold a special festival in Teshima, although details are currently secret... PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) has also announced a twoman live versus Grieva (グリーヴァ) in August.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) is appearing in a shit-ton of media lately (including 4 as cover artist!!). Here's a list of all their stuff, plus some other recent appearances by other artists:
AiM MaiM (期間限定project-曖ム昧ム-) will hold their 1 year anniversary sponsored event on 2015-06-26. Today, the band announced that drummer Ichiyo (一葉) will secede from the band at that live, and AiM MaiM (期間限定project-曖ム昧ム-) will end activities (disband).
SHERELLA has revealed their new artist photo. They look great, don't they?
ALVION has revealed their latest artist photo and announced their first single, [FORBIDDEN UNDER GROUND], which will be released on 2015-07-22. The band has also announced their sponsored event, Fatalistic Permission. By the way, ALVION has a new official Twitter account: [@official_alvion].
GIGAMOUS (ギガマウス) 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.
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) will be featured in the latest omnibus album from Plug Records West, 『妖幻鏡 -west- Vol.2 ～大阪・名古屋連合～』 (Yougenkyou-WEST- Vol.2 ~Osaka•Nagoya rengou~), which is due for release on August 5, 2015 and is priced at 3240 yen.
In memorial of their upcoming disbandment, ONENESS (ワンネス) will release a [memorial pamphlet + DVD set]. The set will feature exclusive photos, interviews, etc., and the DVD will feature an unreleased PV. The set goes on sale on 2015-06-06 at lives and through the band's [official web shop].
Here's some recent minor news:
Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that you can [search WE LOVE UCP] again―Google's search kept breaking, so I finally just made one myself. Here's an [example search for NEGA]... Hopefully this will be useful to someone 😜
After [recently leaving their label], GIGAMOUS (ギガマウス) 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 (ギガマウス)). 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).
More is the new project of ex-Sugar vocalist Loki, and features bassist Enya from 12012 (along with ex-kiss my way guitarist JUDYjun, ex-König drummer Yune, and support pianist Yamamitsu). The band will officially start on 2015-06-25, with their first DVD single, hypno, released the day before. [Check their OHP] for more info, and catch a preview of their first release below:
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM has announced the details for their second single, [SLOW]! The CD will be released on 2015-06-10 with 3 songs and a PV for the title track. Check out the preview below:
Mischievous has finally announced an official release: their first single, [AZALEA], will be released on 2015-07-08! The CD will contain two songs (the title track + DOGMA), and will apparently only be available at littleHEARTS. and fiveStars, for now.
Bad luck band FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) its last support member lineup (see below), which will begin performing on 2015-05-19 at Shibuya REX. The band will hold a sponsored event on 2015-07-04 (details TBA), and another on 2015-08-18―at which FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) will make an important announcement and disband.
GOTCHAROCKA will release their second full album, Royale, on 2015-06-17. Today, the band has revealed its new look for the release, and the partial tracklist has been announced:
Legendary bands Vasalla (覇叉羅) and WITH SEXY will hold their one-day revival twoman, Reminiscence of LOVE INSANE, on 2015-05-30 at Ikebukuro EDGE. At that live, the bands will release a compilation album featuring remastered versions of rare demotape songs. Check the [Collection of LOVE INSANE] page for the tracklist.
Anime-theme-song cover band SPATS (スパッツ) has announced its second live. The “legendary” session band―comprised of V. Jin [HERO] / G. jun [ex-Phantasmagoria~GOTCHAROCKA] / G. Toki [Black Gene For the Next Scene] / B. HIIRO [ex-NEU] / D. TERO [ex-VIDOLL]―will hold its first oneman on 2015-05-12 at Takadanobaba AREA; due to that oneman selling out in minutes, a second oneman has been announced for 2015-10-14 at TSUTAYA O-WEST. If the second oneman doesn't sell at least 550 tickets, the group will disband.
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) will stop selling certain bootleg live DVDs through their [web shop] at 2015-04-30 23:59 JST. The following items will be unavailable for purchase after that time:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) will appear at the birthday event for [often naked] vocalist YUDA (ユダ) of Ryuketsu BLIZZARD (流血ブリザード). The two bands have been somewhat close in recent years, since their [first twoman] in 2013.
SHERELLA's website has been renewed to reflect the secession of bassist Yu (ゆ), and to give some details about the band's “[story]”.
This is pretty cool: CELL (ex-La'Mule etc.) has released a digital single―despite being on hiatus―through cdbaby (this means that we can buy it super easily!). The digital single, for you..., costs $3.79 and features three-previously released songs, but remastered and with new English vocals! The songs selected are some of their best, so please check it out and support them.
SHERELLA has released a new trailer of their first single, 「空の時間」(sora no jikan), which will also be distributed at their first live event, Fiction Impossible Mad ingranaggi ～廻る歯車はまるで唄うかの様に～ on April 17.
As we thought, REALies will disband ([members' comments]). Their [best albums] release on June 10th, their last sponsored event is on jun 22nd, a bus trip with fans will be held on July 11th, and the group will disband at the final stop of their oneman tour, I did it my way., on 2015-08-08. REALies will have lasted for 4 years, with no member changes, and with a definite growth compared to their start at UNDER CODE PRODUCTION. I'm quite proud of them for that. Good luck boys!
This is my conjecture, so take it as rumor, but it seems that GIGAMOUS (ギガマウス) 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.
PARANOID≠CIRCUS has announced their three-month sponsored event series, KEEP COUNT OF BUFF:
SHERELLA bassist Yuki (ゆき) [aka Yu/ゆ] has seceded from the band as of 2015-04-01. There appears to be no particular reason, besides difference in direction, and the band members are even hanging out with him still! I was hoping this was an April Fool's joke, but no dice... He was the reason I was most excited for this band―his writing was excellent in SUGAR FORKFUL (シュガーフォークフル). Oh well!
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) will appear on NICO NICO web show, NICO Visu (ニコびじゅ) on 2015-04-07 at 16:00 JST, along with Anli Pollicino. I'm pretty sure this program only includes talking, unfortunately. Still, if you'd like more info, check [here].
, the long-running project of ex-DAS:VASSER vocalist KYOHEI, has announced that drummer YOU-YA (ex-La'Mule) is seceding. According to KYOHEI, the band will be adopting a heavier sound, and this change is the impetus for YOU-YA's secession.
CARAT (カラット) has postponed their last live, which was scheduled for 2015-04-03, due to vocalist Yuuji。 (ゆーじ。) being involved in an unspecified accident which has fractured his jaw. In such a condition, it's impossible for him to sing, so the live will be rescheduled to some time in the summer of this years. Details TBA once they're decided.
ONENESS (ワンネス) has announced that they will disband, as the result of discussions at a recent band meeting. Their last live, a oneman, will be held on July 24th at Ikebukuro EDGE. No word yet on any best album or last release―just their upcoming single, GO!!, which is slated for release in June.
PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) has announced the details for their upcoming single, [Shounen WALTZ], to be released on 2015-04-29. It will come in 3 types: A, with PV; B with bonus track; and C with alternate bonus track ([full details here]). The band's new look is above, and a preview of the PV is below. What do you think?
REALies has announced their best album, /REALies/ 2011-2015, which will be released in two types on June 10th. [TYPE A] features single tracks and a PV collection, while [TYPE B] features B-sides―neither version features any new material. Furthermore, the band has announced their short Tokyo-Osaka-Nagoya sponsored event tour, EVERLASTING, and their “2man+1” to celebrate Ritsu's birthday, Chel's Birthday 2015.
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) 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?
SUI (LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)) will make a guest appearance at the SARAVAH Tokyo event, かやアコースティックライブ 「CafeNOIR～かや、ビジュアル系を歌う」 (Kaya Acoustic Live "CafeNOIR~Kaya Sings Visual Kei") on April 14.
Here's a preview of Black Gene For the Next Scene's Uragaeri (裏返り) PV―the first footage of the band since the joining of ex-NEGA guitarist SAN. I'm somewhat surprised that the guitars aren't emphasized at all in this portion of the song, but at least there's a tantalizing taste of a guitar solo from SAN at the end. What do you think?
Dead Children's talk show on YouTube, DEAD or ALIVE SHOW, has posted the second volume, featuring guitarist Cain:
Mischievous―the king zeebra band formerly known as ISORA (イソラ)―has announced details for the first of their three-month sponsored event campaign, Hana KusaRE Kinkakubyou ・ Hasshou (花腐レ菌核病・発症), to be held on 2015-04-28. The band also announced, at their recent tour final, that their first release has been planned. If I understood various tweets correctly, it seems that their first release will be a 2-song CD featuring DOGMA and /AZALEA/ (アザレア), although details have not yet been announced.
Dead Children will appear on internet TV program Himitsu no CLOSET ~SECOND SEASON~ (秘密のクロヲゼット ~SECOND SEASON~) on 2015-03-14. I believe that they'll hold a mini-live and talk session... really hoping for the live portion! Keep checking [the YouTube channel] for updates.
VARYL (ヴァリル) has announced their new single, Haitoku no Senritsu to Guuiteki Genshou, which will be released in [two types] sometime in July. Before that, on 2015-06-12, the band will hold their free oneman, WORSHIP -Kaihou Junreishisha ni yoru Senreishiki-, at which they'll distribute a new song to those who purchase VIP ticket (3,000 yen, also includes photo with the band).
SHERELLA is a new band that formed on September of last year, and features ex-La:Sadie's~HISKAREA guitarist Shio and ex-SUGAR FORKFUL (シュガーフォークフル) bassist Yu, along with ex-Crucifixion and Bakuonsentai ANIRANGER members.
Here's some minor news:
KARMA=SHENJING will freely distribute a 5 track CD at their upcoming live on 2015-03-20 at LIVE HOUSE D'. Unfortunately, the contents/details are unknown at this time :(
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)'s upcoming single, Memento Mori, now has some privileges:
ALVION will freely distribute a new song, LUV IMITATION, at their 2015-03-07 sponsored event at Umeda Zeela, FROM THE REVELATION NIGHT. The band has uploaded a preview of the new song, below:
THE BLACK SWAN has uploaded the full PV for their new song Ushinai (失い) from their [upcoming single]! They've also released a flyer which announces their 3rd maxi single, to be released sometime in summer 2015!
In spite of their upcoming hiatus, Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし)'s new demo CD is now available only via the band's email address, firstname.lastname@example.org. The new CD, vaguely titled as 「demo CD-R」, will cost 2000 yen and will feature the following tracklist:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has revealed their new official artist photo! What do you think? The band has also announced their coupling tour with Femme Fatale and THE BEETHOVEN, details below.
Black Gene For the Next Scene has announced that ex-NEGA (and ex-the:Ø) guitarist SAN has officially joined! The band's first release with this new lineup is a 3 type maxi-single on 2015-04-22, Uragaeri (裏返り). The first live featuring SAN will be on 2015-03-01, and the group's oneman tour will start on 2015-04-29, with a tour final on 2015-07-11, at which an important announcement will be made and a new song will be freely distributed. Good luck BFN!
Sad news for fans of Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし)...
Lucifer's underground bassist and [umbrella records] president Yuuri (憂里) will take ownership of visual kei themed bar, dear rain, from its original owner Shino (紫乃) [ex-Féria~Verfe gorl~etc.] on 2015-03-01. It also appears that Yuuri plans to rename the bar to bar umbrella.
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) and THE BLACK SWAN will participate in KUROYUME (黒夢) tribute cover album, Revision Underwear, to be released on 2015-03-25! [Check here for the full tracklist], and check out these previews of the original songs which those two bands are covering:
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM have revealed their new artist photo today―the first with new bassist KOZI (ex-Suicide Ali). The band will release their new single in May of this year, but details have yet to be announced.
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].
PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) will release their first single, Shounen WALTZ (少年ワルツ), in 3 types on 2015-04-29 (details TBA). They will also “hijack” Harajuku for one day, on 2014-04-25, in celebration of vocalist 千吊-chizuru-'s birthday!
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック), who have been [searching since November], have decided on their new guitarist! The new member will be revealed at their 2015-03-21 oneman.
Ray's new band, Dead Children, has been officially revealed! Their first single, [CLOSET], will be released at lives only on 2015-03-27 through Ray's label, Licht Entertainment. The band has also announced its 4-month consecutive sponsored events, /Dead Children/ PARTY. Details of that are below, but in the mean time, check out this awesome PV and song preview!
the:Ø's web shop has been temporarily closed, apparently due to fraudulent activities. If I understand correctly, someone was placing orders using the name and address of someone who didn't want any items, resulting in the band spending large amounts of money on shipping, etc. The band is currently investigating whether or not to involve the police and how to move forward.
NEOLOGI (ネオロジ) has lined up support musicians for its 2015-02-18 and 2015-03-11 lives. The band has also announced that it will distribute a new song, [Queen], at its 2015-03-11 live.
PARANOID≠CIRCUS has announced their 2nd anniversary celebration session event and oneman! The lives will be held in March, and [a CD will be distributed] at the oneman. Details below:
FUTURISM・BOYZ will hold a 2015-04-05 oneman in celebration of the joining of new vocalist shall (シャル)! Good luck boys! I hope a release is somewhere on the horizon.
I've added the setlist to LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)'s 2015-01-25 oneman performance, where they performed a new song, Missing Melody. The song seems to be important to the band as several members blogged about it... but it doesn't seem that it will be released any time soon, haha♪
REALies vocalist Rayka's birthday event will be held on 2015-04-28 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA, at which limited edition t-shirts designed by him will be sold.
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has announced their new single \m/ The one-type CD, [Memento-Mori], contains 4 new songs and will be released on 2015-04-15. The band will reveal their new look on March 1st, kick off their next tour on March 10th, and hold their tour final oneman, Memento-Mori~Embrace of Utopia~, on 2015-05-31.
PARANOID≠CIRCUS has revealed their awesome new artist images! Check the rest out at their [profile page].
Lucifer's underground is accepting pre-orders for their [first mini-album], which is due out on 2015-03-04. The CD can be ordered by emailing email@example.com (see [this post] for details), and will be shipped on 2015-03-03. One assumes the CD will be available in stores as well... but just in case, better send that email!
The drummer has been revealed for Ray's session band on 2015-02-13, Kuromikado (黒御門):
CARAT (カラット), who [announced their disbandment] yesterday, will simultaneously release 2 best albums in February. The first, [Kachou Fuugetsu] (花鳥風月), features a brand new song, while the second, [Fuugetsu Muhen] (風月無辺), features a new version of YURARI.
CARAT (カラット) has announced that they will be disbanding. Their last oneman tour, Fuugetsu Muhen (風月無辺), will start on 2015-03-08, and their oneman tour final/last live, Shuuen ~SAKURA ITSUKA~ (終宴~サクライツカ~), will be held on 2015-04-03.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) will release their new single, DILEMMA (ジレンマ), in two types in February. [TYPE A] includes a PV while [TYPE B] includes a bonus track. The band will also hold their first oneman tour, ANTIHERO (アンチヒーロー), from 2015-06-06 through 2015-08-09!
At their 2015-01-18 live, bad luck band FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) has announced the secondary guitarist maNa and bassist MEL have seceded from the band. Furthermore, support drummer Verry has ended support. This leaves vocalist Masami (雅美) as the only member―despite this, he still has two FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) lives planned in the future.
ex-NEGA bassist and Licht Entertainment president Ray has mentioned that his new band will be announced in February. According to Trombe, the name of this band is Dead Children and the lineup is the same as Ray's session [Kuromikado]. (However, I can't find confirmation of either.)
the:Ø has uploaded a live clip of their song The PURGE:
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) has uploaded the full PV, with Japanese subtitles, for their song To Heart:
When I posted about [the:Ø disbanding], I wasn't sure if their mini-album [cold /the:Ø/ry] would still be released―but now it's been confirmed that the CD will still be released, as the band has uploaded a trailer on YouTube. Funnily enough, it already sounds better than their previous works!
[As I guessed], it was Shirakawa Yoshihisa (白川 善久), of white Great wall, sound advisor to LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-), who passed away.
ONENESS (ワンネス) has uploaded the full PV for their song Kotonoha Musubi (言の葉結び), from their [upcoming single]:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has added a few more 1-copy-limited bootleg DVDs to its web shop today:
GOTCHAROCKA (and ex-Phantasmagoria) guitarist jun and ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) (ex-Cu[be]) guitarist Nao (奈緒) are featured in a [special dual interview] to celebrate ViSULOG's 4th anniversary. It's pretty interesting to read those two ex-UNDER CODE bandmen talk to each other!
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) will hold a 150-person-limited oneman to celebrate the birthday of drummer Tamon (堕門), at which his drum seminar will serve as the opening act.
Lucifer's underground (and ex-Cu[be]) bassist Yuuri (憂里) has opened his record label, umbrella records. The label is Nagoya-based, and Lucifer's underground is the first artist. umbrella records will be releasing that band's [mini-album] on 2015-03-04.
Here are a few updates:
[As assumed], Lucifer's underground has announced that all support members have officially joined as of 2015-01-08. The band will consider the release date of its mini-album _[Fujitsu na UMBRELLA], 2015-03-04, as its official activity start date.
Here's the latest minor news:
Here are a few Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) updates:
CARAT (カラット) will hold a birthday event for Amamiya Ryuuto, Amamiya Fuyu Matsuri (雨宮冬祭り), on 2015-01-22, at which his session Neji (ねじ) will appear. The band's sponsored event tour, Kachoufuugetsu (花鳥風月), will begin on 2015-02-01, and its birthday threeman to celebrate the birthdays of Nozomi (希) and SHIRO (シロ) will be held on 2015-02-12.
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) will commence their 3rd season (tour), Mikan (未完), on 2015-02-01, which will run until their tour final oneman on 2015-03-21. The band will also hold its birthday events for kagari and Hyu-ga, and Otake. AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック)'s first anniversary live event will be held on 2015-07-31 at TSUTAYA O-WEST.
Hot indie visual label started by ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト), GOEMON RECORDS, has several live tours and events planned for 2015, including its 2nd anniversary tour! On 2015-04-22, the label will also release its first coupling omnibus, [ALL I NEED], including new songs and live footage from ARLEQUIN (アルルカン), PENTAGON (ペンタゴン), and REALies. Check below for all the live details:
Bad luck band FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) has mentioned that they will make an important announcement at their 2015-01-18 sponsored event. Disbandment incoming, right?
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has posted this comment video (with Chinese subtitles) for VISUALZINE VOL.15:
ALVION (ex-GRIEVER and Synside new band) has announced that support drummer KAREN (カレン) [ex-SUZAKU (朱)] officially joined on 2015-01-01! Furthermore, the band will release their first mini-album, [REVELATION], on 2015-03-04, and hold their sponsored event on 2015-03-07.
THE BLACK SWAN has announced their second maxi-single, [Shitsuai to Izon, Sono Kanshoku], to be released on 2015-03-11! There's an awesome PV preview below. Additionally, THE BLACK SWAN will hold their anniversary oneman in June.
the:Ø has announced that they will disband at their free oneman live on 2015-01-23. The members apparently couldn't agree on a direction for future activities after the intended secession of guitarist Hiroya (尋弥)―however, since the group is disbanding so soon, Hiroya has rescinded his withdrawal so that they can end with 5 members. The band has not mentioned whether or not their mini-album [cold theory] will still be released as planned.
NEOLOGI (ネオロジ) is temporarily changing their name to ネオロジ (NEOLOGI (ネオロジ)), until they can [hopefully] find new members and restart activities some time in 2015. In the mean time, they are searching for a guitarist, bassist, and drummer.
Here's a bunch of random news from the past weeks:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) will hold their twoman tour with AvelCain, the end of envy, on 2015-03-16, 24, and 25. There will be a large session at the end of each live, and a sticker will be freely distributed to attendees.
ex-Cu[be] and ex-hurts members' new band, Lucifer's underground, will release its first mini-album!! The CD, [Fujitsu na UMBRELLA] will be released on 2015-03-04. The band has also announced some sponsored events, as well as its first oneman, which will be held on 2015-06-22!
Here's the latest:
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:
GOEMON RECORDS has re-opened [its official web shop]. In addition to laaaaame things like Santa cheki of your favorite bands, the web shop will feature two cool lucky bags:
Samples of next year's REALies single, [Yukidokei], are up:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)'s upcoming mini-album, [Recollection of Phoenix], finally has some privileges available:
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM will freely distribute their new song, Helter Skelter (prototype), demo version through their goods tables at lives beginning on 2014-12-16. A CM for the new song can be viewed below:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has announced the release of their first full-length live DVD! Sacred illusionism, which contains footage from the 2014-08-31 oneman of the same name, will be released on 2015-01-20. The DVD can be pre-ordered for 4,800 yen [from the band's official web shop]. [Check here for the tracklist~]
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has announced that they will participate in a digital live stream Q&A session in American visual kei store [XENON] in LA!! The free event will be on 2014-12-13 (Saturday) from 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Full details below:
KARMA=SHENJING has announced their temporary revival!! (And has changed the notation of their name, which was previously “Karma-Shenjing”.) If you don't remember, KARMA=SHENJING was a band that was produced by UNDER CODE PRODUCTION for a short time, which played Chinese-influenced music that was heavy on synthesizer. Though a small band, they achieved some success and played in America several times.
Although [/ArcAdiA/] isn't even out yet, Lilith has announced their 5th EP! Well, it's actually a one-track live-limited single called [Mr.Frxxk], which will be sold at lives beginning on 2015-01-24. (Does that really meet the definition of an EP? ♪)
GOTCHAROCKA has uploaded an unreleased song, Chase!!!, in promotion of their winter oneman tour of the same name. Check it out:
PARANOID≠CIRCUS has mentioned that they will be absent from their planned performance on 2014-12-29.
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has announced that guitarist MIZALY will hold his birthday event, at which a special version of the band will perform, in April:
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) has uploaded a sample of their song Can't Happoubijin (Can't 八方美人):
At their twoman live, the:Ø mentioned that they will release a mini-album in January of 2015, and will hold a oneman to celebrate. No further details have been announced at this time.
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) will sell their live-limited single [Koko kara Fuyugeshiki] (ここから冬景色) on 2014-12-01, and will freely distribute their live-limited single [WE CAN LOVE] on 2015-01-18.
ex-ClearVeil bassist HISAYOSHI will appear in a session on 2015-01-12 called THE SPANKERS:【V. HIRO (ヒロ) [ex-EAT YOU ALIVE] / G. Ryohei (亮平) [ex-EAT YOU ALIVE] / G. tomoya [ex-meth.] / B. HISAYOSHI [ex-ClearVeil] / D. Makoto (真) [ex-EAT YOU ALIVE]】.
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) will award those who spend 5,000 yen at the official web shop, from 2014-11-10~30, a present photo of the band's maid outfits from their Halloween live.
NEOLOGI (ネオロジ) (ex-Syndrome, zechs (ゼクス-zechs-), etc.) bassist yuki has announced that he will secede at their 2014-12-30 live, due to his differing ideas. It appears that remaining two members pami. and Asami will continue for the time being, with the intention of formally starting activities some time in the future.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) will appear in an additional threeman vs Grieva (グリーヴァ) and DEZERT, as an extension of those two bands' coupling tour. The threeman, Shi×tou Bangaihen -Mitsudomoe- 2015 (死×闘 番外編-三つ巴-2015), will be held on 2015-01-17 at SHIBUYA CLUB QUATTRO.
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) has announced that guitarist Keeta (けーた) and drummer Yuuki (ゆうき) have seceded from the band, due to differences in musical taste. The band will continue with 3 members on 2015-01-18.
KISAKI posted the lyrics for LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)'s new song, Nightmarish..., in his blog. [Check here for the Japanese and romanized lyrics].
AiM MaiM (期間限定project-曖ム昧ム-) has announced that, due to his obligations with school work, guitarist HARUKA (ハルカ) will be temporarily leaving the band beginning immediately. ex-SUZAKU (朱) Hazuki (葉月) will act as support guitarist at AiM MaiM (期間限定project-曖ム昧ム-)'s 2014-12-16 live, and other support guitarists will be announced in the future.
By the way, this is what ex-Mar'derayla (マーディレイラ ~Mar'derayla~) vocalist Hayato (隼斗) looked like in 2012, at Eze:quL's one-day revival...!
REALies has announced their first single of the new year: Yukitokei (雪時計) will be released in two types ([PV type] / [bonus track type]) on 2015-01-14. They've also revealed their new look and announced their two-part oneman.
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) awarded [this DVD] to customers of 5,000 yen at today's live. By the way, they also began selling new photosets as of this live.
the:Ø has uploaded samples of their [upcoming single], below. By the way, you can preorder the single at their [web shop].
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) guitarist YOSHITO (ヨシタ) [the ex-SAINTIA one] seceded from the band on 2014-10-15, due to his inability to reach goals and failure to attend meetings and rehearsals.
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) will release their new maxi-single, 11min no AUDITORIUM (11minのオーディトリアム), sometime in 2015. They will also hold their oneman, 90min no AUDITORIUM (90minのオーディトリアム), on 2015-02-21, at which their new distributed CD will be released.
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has announced a birthday event for vocalist SUI, featuring a really cool session band:
/Kikangentei project-AiM MaiM (期間限定project-曖ム昧ム-)-/ has announced their first single, [Aimai CUARTET] (曖昧カルテット)!! The live-limited CD will be released on 2014-12-22 and will feature 3 songs. The band has also revealed their new logo and new look (above).
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM has lost members Shio (ex-HISKAREA) and PEPA, but has gained bassist Mikoto (ex-Vallquar) and zodd (ex-ZODIA (ゾディア))! Details of their first single, [Kairai] (傀儡) have also been revealed.
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.
High quality cover art for THE BLACK SWAN's releases is now up in [their discography]. Furthermore, the band has revealed the privileges for purchasing their upcoming single, THE HOPELESS, at various places:
Those who spent 4,000 yen at LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)'s 2014-10-05 received [a DVD with two more songs] from their 2014-06-01 oneman live. (Two different songs from the same live were on [this DVD].) Furthermore, the band's Twitter mentions that bootleg live DVDs were on sale at that live (4,000 yen each), but doesn't say whether they're new or previously-released.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) completely sold out in 1 minute their oneman live on 2015-01-18 at ebisu LIQUID, CARPE ・ DIEM (カルぺ・ディエム)!! They have announced their additional oneman, Kouchou no Yume (胡蝶之夢) on 2015-04-26 at Tsutaya O-EAST!!! They have also uploaded a sample of their new PV:
the:Ø has opened [their official web shop]! Their first single, [distance], is available for preorder, but several photosets and cheki are available now. (And this should go without saying: they don't accept overseas orders.) Those who pre-order the single before 2014-10-15, and spend 3,000 yen in total, will receive a unique comment DVD of the member of their choice.
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) has announced their two new releases!! First, their limited single, [Eternal], will be sold at lives and through the AOOS web shop. Then, their secnd maxi-single, [To Heart], will be sold in three types! Samples of both are available below:
AiM MaiM (期間限定project-曖ム昧ム-) has made their [important announcement]: they will freely distribute their first song CD, Gokusaishiki CULT (極彩カルト), to attendees of their 2014-10-29 live!
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) has announced the details of their first full album, which is called NEAR・EQUAL (ニア・イコール), and will be released on 2014-11-12! The album will come in two types: [TYPE A] with 11 songs + 1 PV, and [TYPE B] with 11 songs (including an additional new song). There are 6~7 new songs, depending on which type you get.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) has announced that they will hold two oneman lives in one day on 2014-12-06 at SHIBUYA REX, in celebration of the birthdays of vocalist 暁-Aki- and Kuruto (來堵)!!
REALies has released details of their 2014-11-10 session event live, and GOEMON RECORDS has announced a new event live:
PARANOID≠CIRCUS has release their live-limited single, Utsusemi (空蝉), on 2014-09-18 for 1,000 yen. Furthermore, it seems those who purchase the band's first singles, BoXX-D- and Chikonka (鎮魂歌), at their lives starting on 2014-10-05 will receive a CD or lyrics card of a re-recorded version of Togaochi (咎落ち).
[NUMBER MOUSE] (ex-DAS:VASSER, La'Mule, etc.) will release their new mini-album, DEGENERATED CREATURE, on 2014-11-11. They're a cool punk band with VK roots, and they'll probably sell the CD to overseas customers, so please [check it out]!
remembrance will hold its next event, INDEED...3, on 2014-10-13 at Osaka (大阪) BRAND NEW. shall has further mentioned that they're recording, and he expects to release a live-limited CD some time in October.
the:Ø will release their first single, [distance], on 2014-10-25. Those who purchase it at lives will receive a ticket to a free live and an offshot photo. Furthermore, the band's official web shop will open on 2014-10-01―those who spend 3,000 yen (including the single) will receive a one-of-a-kind message DVD from their chosen member! (Fret not: the CD will be available in normal shops as well.)
12012 has uploaded samples from their last release before their activity pause, [Ⅻ]:
the:Ø have announced that they will unveil their new costumes soon, and that they will release a single! Full details will be announced soon.
ONENESS (ワンネス) will hold their twoman live versus Sick², LALLAPALLOOZA 1, on 2014-11-14 at Osaka (大阪) LIVE HOUSE D'. A large session will play at the end.
THE BLACK SWAN has posted a PV sample from their upcoming single, [THE HOPELESS]. It sounds really great! They also announced their first oneman and distributed CD(?).
Lilith has announced that they will release their 4th EP, /ArcAdiA/, sometime this winter. Number of tracks and other information is unknown, but it will contain mostly new songs, 2 PVs, and some making-of footage. Current information can be found [here].
At their lives on 2014-09-13 and 2014-09-15, LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) will sell several limited items:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has upped another batch of 1-copy-limited bootleg live DVD-Rs to their official web shop today: MIRAGE , , , and [Kisaki & Kansai Kizoku (妃&関西貴族)].
Lilith have debuted their new look, above. They've also announced their participation in the 2014-11-01 event, Halloween Party, featuring NIGHTMARE, MEJIBRAY, and Royz!
FUTURISM・BOYZ has finally made an official announcement regarding vocalist CO-: he has officially seceded from the band as of 2014-09-02.
Back in his Syndrome days, KISAKI was a guest member of ANTIFEMINISM (アンチフェミニズム). This year, the project will reach its 15th anniversary―and KENZI and KISAKI have collaborated to produce an ANTIFEMINISM special event!
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has announced their new tour, a birthday celebration, their Christmas sponsored event, and their tour final two-day oneman. They've also debuted new photography (same costumes, but restyled). Check it all out in this post!
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) just finished their first oneman, and they've announced a new CD! First period re-recording CD Recollection of Phoenix will be released on 2014-12-24, and those who purchase through the web shop will further receive a re-recording of Silent To My Pain. LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) will kick off their tour Genesis of Empathize to support the release, with a two-day tour final oneman in Tokyo!
Kansai-promotion visual group NANIWA V (NANIWA V系連合軍) has announced that they will hold Naniwa Tamashii ~Kansai Seiatsu 2014-2015~ (なにわ魂 ~関西制圧2014-2015~) to count down to the New Year. LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) will serve as the special countdown guest (along with FEST VAINQUEUR).
REALies has uploaded samples of all 4 songs from their upcoming single:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) will participate in a threeman with BIOSPHIA and Xepher on 2014-11-26:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)'s official web shop has had a number of updates (namely, a metric shit-ton of 1-copy-limited bootleg live DVDs). So here's a little roundup:
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:
king zeebra, the label founded by ex-SUZAKU (朱) vocalist Itsuki, will celebrate its 1 year anniversary!
AiM MaiM (期間限定project-曖ム昧ム-) has changed their lineup as of 2014-08-20. Former support guitarist Haruka has officially joined, and former guitarist Natsume Sakutarou has switched to bassist. Drummer Ichiyo joined previously and vocalist Edogawa Itsuki remains.
, who had been using support members all year long, finally has an official vocalist!! 砂希-saki-, who previously support vocalist while in the band Delia, has officially joined (Since guitarist ciel was recently fired, that still leaves the band as a 3 member unit.) Check out their first official photo above.
CARAT (カラット) will release two remix CDs as a privilege for purchasing their 2014-08-27 anniversary singles at select stores. The remix CDs are performed by “DJ Naruka”, the alter-ego of drummer Naruka.
At their 2014-08-28 live, LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) will award a message DVD, recording during their visit to Taiwan, to the first 10 people to spend 3,500 yen on their goods.
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has announced that they will release a coupling CD with CELL!! The CD will be sold exclusively at the lives during the two bands' coupling tour, 「Infinite」 ~Gekishin no Toki~ (「Infinite」 ~激震の時~), which will begin in October.
12012 has released the tracklist and cover for their mini-album, Ⅻ, which will be their last release before their indefinite hiatus. Be sure to click each song to see the composer (each member composed one song!):
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) is now available on [Namamail V], a service in which you pay 300 yen per month (per subscription) to receive realtime emails from your favorite musicians. Users can actually reply to these emails as well, although the musicians' email addresses are kept secret.
pia has posted a collaborative photoshoot with the vocalists of Grieva (グリーヴァ) and ARLEQUIN (アルルカン). The original article is [here], but I've posted the full-res pictures below:
On 2014-07-09, a special session band comprised of ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION roadies held its first (and only) live:
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) announced their [new lineup] the other day. Now, they've released their official group photo (above), changed their logo, and opened their [new OHP] (.net instead of .com).
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) (アルルカン) have started a collaboration with karaoke service DAM:
D.I.D Nihilizm will hold their twoman event versus THE BLACK SWAN in October.
In celebration of their upcoming single, REALies will hold their costume exhibitions at two little HEARTS. locations from 2014-09-02 through 2014-09-08. Drama costumes will be at the Shinjuku location, while Irohauta costumes will be at the Sendai location.
KISAKI fractured his foot at a recent LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) live, and it will take about a 1½ months to heal. LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) will be very busy lately, but it seems that KISAKI plans to push through the pain.
REALies has announced their new “2 lead” (double-A-side) single, HEARTS/CINEMA /Syndrome/ (HEARTS/シネマシンドローム). They've also revealed their two(!) new [looks].
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール)'s new lineup has been preliminarily revealed:
Seems that ISORA (イソラ) is a “bad luck band” too. Guitarist 空-ciel [missed a live] recently due to his acute sickness. After that, he had informed the members that he would need to be hospitalized longer. However, he stopped contact with the members days after that―and so they've fired him.
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) (アヴァンチック) have released their new photos (although they feature the same costumes). They've also uploaded the full version of the PV for their song Maria, below:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) have opened their official blog, official Twitter (@LIN_V_OFFICIAL), and [official web shop]. In true KISAKI fashion, the web shop already has a number of exclusives, including a bunch of 1-limited releases we'll never see 8|
THE BLACK SWAN will release their first widely-available CD, a maxi-single entitled THE HOPELESS, on 2014-10-15!!
You might remember, ONENESS (ワンネス) guitarist DAI [disappeared from the other members] last month. ONENESS (ワンネス) has announced that DAI will return to the band on 2014-08-03 at their instore event.
Today, the new band of vocalist SIN (ex-BERLIN ~ etc.) and guitarist KKY (ex-Synside ~ etc.) has been announced! ALVION will hold its formation sponsored event, DAZZLING MARROW, on 2014-10-11 at Umeda (梅田) Zeela.
On 2014-09-08, ex-ZODIA (ゾディア), 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).
A roundup of information from the recent Rin・ne・ten・sei ~Cry-Max Pleasure 2014~ (輪・廻・転・生 ~Cry-Max Pleasure 2014~) event, continued from this post.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) has announced that they will release their first full album in November! Full details haven't been released yet, but in the mean time, enjoy this roundup of other ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) news:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)'s (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) new single, Chaotic Resistance, is out now. What did you think about it? While we wait for announcement of another release, here's a roundup of minor LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) news:
Aww, check out this shot from the recent “GOEMON RECORDS family” BBQ gathering ↑. They love each other ;_;. Anyway, here's a roundup of some GOEMON RECORDS news, feat. ARLEQUIN (アルルカン), CindyKate (シンディケイト), and REALies!
ISORA (イソラ) guitarist 空-ciel is sick and, on doctor's orders, will be unable to appear at the bassist Kizuna (絆) birthday live today. ciel's session which was scheduled to appear at the event has been cancelled, and ISORA will perform without him.
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!
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) (アヴァンチック) will release their second maxi-single, To Heart, although the date has not been announced. (By the way, [their first single], Maria, was excellent!)
Pami。 (ぱみ。), ex-vocalist of Syndrome and zechs (ゼクス-zechs-), will start his new band Neologic. Their concept is “New Entertainment Orgamoze Logic”, and their self-described sound is “electro, emo, and screamo loud band”.
Here's a list this month's Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) (たとえばこんなはなし) live-limited items:
KISAKI's monster 90s VK band revival project, Rin・ne・ten・sei, continued today with ~Cry-Max Pleasure 2014~ (輪・廻・転・生 ~Cry-Max Pleasure 2014~). The event was held at ESAKA MUSE and was completely sold out!
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) new guitarist MaNa has opened his Twitter ([@gt_arrow]), and has mentioned that this is his first visual band! Luckily, he seems to be enjoying it so far.
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.
Limited-time project [AiM MaiM (期間限定project-曖ム昧ム-) (曖ム昧ム)] has officially added drummer Ichiyo (一葉) [ex-tomodachi (トモダチ)] to its lineup. The band has also changed its official name to Kikangentei project-AiM MaiM (期間限定project-曖ム昧ム-)- (期間限定project-曖ム昧ム-).
General tickets for the 2014-10-19 ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) (アルルカン) oneman at TSUTAYA O-WEST went on sale today... and were sold out within 3 minutes!!!!! The band has thus announced their next oneman, CARPE ・ DIEM (カルペ・ディエム), to be held on 2015-01-18 at ebisu LIQUIDROOM, where they will make an important announcement.
king zeebra president and ex-SUZAKU (朱) (朱) vocalist Itsuki (樹) will hold his birthday event on 2014-09-14. In addition to appearances by UCP family bands, Itsuki's former band Envus will hold a one day revival!
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:
The privileges for upcoming LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) single Chaotic Resistance have been announced:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has uploaded samples of the songs from their upcoming single, Chaotic Resistance!
Here's the latest minor news from BALA★NCE, KISAKI, LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-), ONENESS (ワンネス), REALies, and Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) (たとえばこんなはなし).
It seems that a new guitarist, maNa, will soon join FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) (フーデッドシール). In the meantime, current and ex members are busy with sessions and support gigs:
THE BLACK SWAN has revealed the cover and tracklisting for their first single, [「Kurochou」 (「黒聴」)]. The live-limited single will go on sale on 2014-06-27.
New Sanada Ren (真田 廉) (真田 廉) project BALA★NCE has made a change to [yesterday's announcement]: instead of a comment CD, those who spend 5,000 yen at their live will receive a live DVD recorded on that day (to be shipped at a later date). They've also uploaded the cover of their single: [BALA★NCE discography].
The other day, Sanada Ren (真田 廉) (真田 廉) (ex-Dali, etc.), announced his new project BALA★NCE. He mentioned that they would release a CD at their first live on 2014-06-11―instead, they'll actually release three things.
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?
Here are the latest session appearances of FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) (フーデッドシール) vocalist Masami (雅美):
ISORA (イソラ) has revealed the session lineups for its celebration of guitarist 空-ciel's birthday. Among others, the ex-vocalist of Cu[be] and ex-members of SUZAKU (朱) (朱) are featured!
Lots of good news from ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) (アルルカン) today: their 2nd oneman is officially sold out, so they've announced their next one at O-WEST! They've also formally announced their next single, Hakaana (墓穴). Finally, they've revealed their really cool new look (above).
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) held their revival live, Sacred illusionism~Battle Revival~, yesterday at Ikebukuro (池袋) LIVE INN ROSA. Here's the setlist:
As you know, FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) (フーデッドシール) will [lose all remaining members], except for vocalist Masami (雅美). Despite that, the band has announced its sponsored event in celebration of Masami's birthday!
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) (たとえばこんなはなし) has mentioned that certain member(s) will appear in a live on 2014-06-11 at Ash OSAKA, at which a demo CD-R will be released (the full band will not be appearing). Full details on that TBA. In the mean time, the band has posted a short version of their MONOLEON (モノレオン) silent PV:
REALies has announced a September sponsored event tour called REVIVE YOUR HEARTS. Additionally, ZEALLINK Shinjuku and Sendai will have an exhibition of REALies' SETSUNA CANDLE (セツナキャンドル) costumes from 2014-06-03~08 and 2014-06-11~16, respectively.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) (アルルカン) vocalist Aki (暁) has mentioned that they will release their third single, Hakaana (墓穴). Details will be announced on 2014-06-21.
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) (フーデッドシール) bassist 7o and drummer Sayuki (さゆき) have announced that they will secede from the band on 2014-08-02. Both members have stated that their reasons for leaving are complicated and won't be revealed at this time. This leaves vocalist Masami (雅美) as the only member―he will make a further announcement regarding the band on 2014-06-01.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) (アルルカン) have announced their first anniversary oneman, to be held at O-WEST!! They've also announced a twoman live with AvelCain (cool!) and another with FEST VAINQUEUR. Now, would it be too much to ask for a mini or full album?!
The first release of second period LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-), Sacred Xanadu, has officially sold out! (Copies are still readily available online if you're looking to pick one up, though.) Good job guys!
Long-running visual band MoNoLith is disbanding this August, and have been doing special projects as part of their last tour. Today, they announced that they'll “redo” their twoman live vs CindyKate (シンディケイト) (シンディケイト), which was originally held in 2012... which means that CindyKate (シンディケイト) will hold a one day revival!!
REALies and ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) (アルルカン) are the cover artists for June's edition of freepaper Vijuttoke! Furthermore, REALies is also one of the cover artists of Vol.017 of freepaper SEVEN. You can check out the Vijuttoke duel covers above.
GLARD has reported that someone broke into the band's van during their previous live and stole various musical equipment, including amps, equalizers, effectors, and more. The members have contacted the police, but have also posted [two] [lists] of missing items―they ask that anyone who sees these items contact the band.
REALies has posted previews of all the songs from their upcoming album Drama. Watch/listen below:
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?
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) (アルルカン) will hold a special twoman with LIPHLICH, sponsored by Like an Edison. Part 1 of the special is a twoman live, while Part 2 is a talk & photo session, at which a limited ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) × LIPHLICH poster will be sold. Those who purchase tickets in advance via mailorder will further receive an unspecified ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) × LIPHLICH privilege DVD.
Cure magazine, Tune in Tokyo, Nameless Group, and XENON shop have teamed up for an event called VK FEST in Los Angeles, California, in the USA. CARAT (カラット) (カラット) vocalist Yuuji。 (ゆーじ。) and guitarist Nozomi (希) [ex-ClearVeil] will perform at the event, along with ANTI FEMINISM, vocalist Kon of CELL, and guitarist TOMO from THE RHEDORIC.
ex-SUZAKU (朱) (朱) vocalist, and president of king zeebra, Itsuki (樹) has finally announced a new band! His time-limited project AiM MaiM (期間限定project-曖ム昧ム-) (曖ム昧ム) will feature the concept of “Gokusai RETRO POP” (極彩レトロポップ; colorful retro pop), and they've already uploaded a teaser video with a small music sample.
ISORA (イソラ) has revealed their official photo, their next sponsored event, a distributed CD, and their latest support members. Check below for the details!
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) is the [back] cover artist for this month's edition of Cure magazine! Check out the impressive―especially in the amount of Photoshop used on CERO's face―cover shot above, and check below for a list of other recent media appearances by LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-).
The lineup of AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) (アヴァンチック) was finally revealed yesterday! The band has also announced its first release and uploaded a clip of a PV for the song Maria.
Hope And Live, a concert series which benefits those living with HIV and AIDS, will hold the ACT.1 of its 2014 forray later this month. 12012 members Sakai Hiroaki (酒井 洋明) and Enya Tomoyuki (塩谷 朋之) will appear at the event in a special band with ex-KUROYUME (黒夢), ex-FANATIC◇CRISIS, and SPEED-iD members.
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!
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has announced that they will appear at Shinsaibashi Club ALIVE's 10th anniversary special event, at which legendary hardcore/metal bands RAPES and ROSENFELD will appear!
The latest Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) (たとえばこんなはなし) marketing schemes:
Here's the latest minor news:
LIN has finally finished their song recording sessions, which started in December(!) of last year! Here's a bit of info about that, and some speculation:
I've found the tracklisting for the upcoming omnibus Yougenkyou -WEST- (妖幻鏡 -WEST- The Conquest of NANIWA) featuring 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), Minus Jin-Say Orchestra (マイナス人生オーケストラ) (マイナス人生オーケストラ), and more (track order still unconfirmed).
GOTCHAROCKA has posted a countdown on their official website, which will end in about two days... But here's the reveal, a little bit early: GOTCHAROCKA has unveiled their first look as a 3-member band, and will release their new single, Gekiai (撃愛), on 2014-06-04.
The latest minor news from our UNDER CODE PRODUCTION family:
KISAKI upload to his youtube account a preview from Sacred Xanadu pv :D
YUUZE (ユーゼ) of E'm ~grief~ has passed away on February 15.
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?
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) (アルルカン) guitarist Kuruto (來堵) injured himself at a recent live, and has been diagnosed with a torn ACL. At recommendation of his doctor, Kuruto will temporarily pause live activities, and ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) will perform with only 4 members for their upcoming lives.
KISAKI has fired the new members of LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (SUI / MIZALY / CERO / YUSHI) due to their “incompetence and conspiring against him”. He has revealed the new new lineup of LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-):
ISORA (イソラ) successfully held their first live and sponsored event! Here's a [really shitty] look at their first costumes, culled from various photos on Twitter:
MonoLog―new band of ex-Synside guitarist kikyo, which featured ex-SUZAKU (朱) (朱) drummer Karen (火憐) as support―has disbanded as of 2014-03-31 due members' inability to agree on activities for 2014. The members state that they planned to announce it during their 2014-03-23 live, but it was cancelled due to the vocalist's temporary hearing loss, so they had no choice but to announce it today via their blogs.
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:
Just a quickie: KISAKI has mentioned that, in addition to recording new songs, LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has started re-recording songs from their first period. No word on if these re-recordings will be featured on their upcoming releases, or something further down the line.
Ultimate Sonic, the solo project of ex-ZODIA (ゾディア) (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!
Before even holding their first live, ISORA (イソラ) has fired vocalist Syuuya (秋夜). The following events occurred:
Lilith has posted a preview of the PV for their upcoming single, Galassia. They've definitely improved their PV game, and the song sounds great, so check it out!
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) and Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) (たとえばこんなはなし) have announced their participation in the newly-established Kansai visual kei promotion group NANIWA VK Rengougun (NANIWA V系連合軍)!!
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) (たとえばこんなはなし) is up to their old sales tricks again:
As mentioned [last week], the second period of LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) features SUI, MIZALY, and YUSHI of Megaromania plus CERO of zechs (ゼクス-zechs-). Today, the band has been officially revealed, meaning we have a slew of releases and live details. Let's get to it!
REALies has announced their second full album, Drama! The album will be released on 2014-06-04 in three types (A: PV / B: bonus CD with remixes / C: bonus track). GOEMON RECORDS has published a short CM for the album (below), and has promised full details (samples?) on 2014-04-01.
12012 has revealed their latest (and [last?]) official photography. What do you think?
The second volume of the GOEMON RECORDS video channel, GoeTELE! (ごえテレ!), is up! This edition features behind-the-scenes footage from the event where REALies guitarist Ritsu (律) and ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) (アルルカン) guitarist Nao (奈緒) faced off in a karaoke battle. (The next volume should feature the actual karaoke battle.) Check it out below:
GOEMON RECORDS has announced the start of its video channel! [GoeTELE!] (ごえテレ!) premiered yesterday with a CM for ARLEQUIN (アルルカン)'s (アルルカン) [aluminum can project] [featuring a surprise guest(?!)], and already has a planned release schedule for the upcoming month.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) (アルルカン) has announced the release of their new maxi-single, STELA (ステラ), for 2014-04-23. It will be released in three types: Type A with PV, Type B with bonus track ①, and Like an Edison -limited Type C with bonus track ②. The band will hold their second oneman, 「DAMEningen。」 (「ダメ人間。」) on 2014-07-26 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA to celebrate.
Here's the latest slew of minor-ish updates featuring, in no particular order, FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール), PARANOID≠CIRCUS, Vior gloire, SUZAKU (朱) (朱), GIGAMOUS (ギガマウス), CARAT (カラット) (カラット), and ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) (アルルカン):
So, I happen to know the new lineup of 2nd period LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-). But! I would feel bad posting it before KISAKI makes his official announcement on March 20th... So, I thought we'd play a game: each day I'll reveal another member, leading up to the full reveal on the 20th. Sound good? Let's start:
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) (たとえばこんなはなし) has uploaded a sample of their upcoming single, COMING SOON, to YouTube. What do you think?
KISAKI has announced that several limited goods will be sold at the [KISAKI birthday event] / the end of corruption world live on 2014-03-09:
Further lineup details have been revealed for the Musoukai (無双会) live event on 2014-03-08:
More lineup details have been announced regarding the birthday events of ex-Megaromania members 美沙麗-Misery- and 邑詩-Yushi-:
Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) (れいちぇるバンド) will hold their disbandment sponsored event on 2014-03-21, sponsored by label Musoukai (無双会). I hope that Ray will announce some new activity at that time...
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-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?!
As always, 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) has some crazy, minor, and annoyingly-hard-to-keep-track-of updates:
Since guitarist KaoL announced his secession from FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) (フーデッドシール), ex-LiLiCAL guitarist Rei (零) has announced that he will join as support guitarist on 2014-02-15. FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) will perform their two lives before then as a 4-member unit. FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) has also announced their sponsored event:
GOEMON RECORDS recently announced their 1st anniversary tour. Check below for full details:
GIGAMOUS (ギガマウス) has had/announced lots of special projects lately! Check 'em out:
ex-SUZAKU (朱) (朱) bassist Kizuna (絆) has announced that his session band ABSOLUTE TERROR.F (アブソリュートテラ.F) will change to a new formal band, ISORA (イソラ) on 2014-03-08. The band will have 4 members and already has 2 original songs.
ONENESS (ワンネス) has announced that their anniversary single, SETSUNA SAKURETSU (セツナサクレツ) completely sold out on the first day of its release and reached #4 on ORICON indies and #44 on major charts!! Due to the strong response, the band has announced a second press featuring a group-shot jacket (as opposed to the individual member shots which graced the first press versions). The 500 yen price and tracklisting remain unchanged.
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!
2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) has released two live DVDs (with footage from their debut lives on 2013-12-31) to those who purchased more than 5,000 yen at their 2014-01-18 and 01-21 lives. In total, they have 4 distributed releases so far: [total information can be found here].
Hello fellow UNDER CODE fans!
Hair and makeup studio, and long-time KISAKI collaborator, Tritt für Tritt has made an important announcement: it will hold a grand hair show event in celebration of its 10th anniversary! The event is billed as a dream collaboration between beauty and music, and will feature gorgeous artists. Details will be revealed on Valentine's Day (2014-02-14)!
Recent updates from GOEMON RECORDS and its bands:
Lilith has mentioned that they are preparing their 3rd EP (their 2nd, Fenice, was recently released). Details TBA. Seems that they're doing really well for a Chinese visual band!
Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) (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 (朱)) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / B. Ray (ex-NEGA) / D. ARU (アル) (ex-Vior gloire) / G. Ao (碧) (ex-paradeis)】.
ex-Cu[be] bassist 憂里-yuuri- played support for DearRain at their 2014-01-12 live.
SUZAKU (朱) (朱) drummer Karen (火憐) appeared at session copy band event Shinshun!! Otoshidama COPY Kikaku!! ~Konnen mo Douzo YOROSHIKU Onegaiitashimasu!~ (新春!!お年玉コピー企画!! ~今年もどうぞヨロシクお願い致します!~) with unit SHANAKUENPI Munekun (シャナクエンピむねくん).
ONENESS (ワンネス) has released samples from their upcoming single, SETSUNA SAKURETSU. They've also announced that anyone who attends their 1 year anniversary tour will receive an original badge (many types, one distributed at random). Furthermore, those who attend all 3 dates of the tour can apply for a special one-of-a-kind message DVD from the band!
12012 vocalist Miyawaki Wataru (宮脇 渉) has been given the OK by his doctor to resume activities (after being restricted to vocal rest in December of 2013). The band will resume live activity on 2014-01-29 at Meguro Rockmaykan (目黒鹿鳴館). (However, still being on vocal rest until that date, Miyawaki Wataru will not participate in the band's 1/17 instore or 1/21 video appearance.)
Continual session band Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji (罪団法人黒十字) (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 (罪団法人黒十字) (the normal version of the session) will release a demo CD-R containing a new song.
Prototype band 2-gatsu 22-nichi, Sekai wa Bokura wo Shiru. (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) (2がつ22にち、せかいほぼくらをしる。) has released details for the live which is foretold by their name: oneman live Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) will be held on 2014-02-22 at Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) LIVE HOUSE D'.
ex-Cu[be] vocalist Lara (螺々) will participate in a session band on 2014-02-13:
All NEGA official blogs have finally been deleted. ex-guitarist SAN has opened his new blog, [Under the SAN, above the...]. No other members have opened blogs (that I'm aware of), but ex-bassist&leader Ray can be followed on Twitter [@ex\_nega\_ray], and ex-drummer Yu (優) occasionally tweets at [@nega_yuofficial].
At the label's 2014-01-06 live, GOEMON RECORDS will special badges (500 yen each / randomly picked) featuring animated versions of ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) (アルルカン) and REALies members ([pictures here]). At that live, the label will also release a special lucky bag (5,000 yen / limited quantities) containing:
ex-LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (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.
A few updates on 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。):
Some updates on session bands featuring ex-SUZAKU (朱) (朱) members:
Lilith has uploaded samples from their second EP, Fenice, which was released on December 18. Check them out [here]. Furthermore, they have announced that the EP will be available via iTunes on 2014-01-23. Fenice is currently available at [ZEALLINK].
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) (アルルカン) will embark on a threeman tour called SA×NA×GI-TOUR- with Xepher and Lustknot. on 2014-02-21~23. They will also participate in Shimizuya Records' event tour, Love makes the world go round.~Ai ga Kono Yo wo Ugokasu~ (~愛がこの世を動かす~) from 2014-01-27~2014-04-18.
KISAKI has announced a memorial event for AYAME, the ex-drummer of MIRAGE who passed away this year. The 3 day event features a slew of one-day revivals from infamous 90s visual kei bands, with MIRAGE headlining each event. Check out the full details below:
12012's two-part best album, LARVA and Pupa, has been released. If you still haven't bought either part, the band has uploaded some previews which might convince you to! Check them out below.
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) (フーデッドシール) has announced three Christmas presents for fans:
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) (アルルカン) has released samples from their upcoming single Eclipse, below. Which is your favorite sample? Mine is Zou (像), for sure!!
Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) (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) (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!!
12012 is forced to postpone several lives after Miyawaki Wataru (宮脇 渉) developed acute chorditis (vocal strain) and has been told to rest his voice for the month of December. The postponed lives will be held in June of next year.
ex-Cu[be] vocalist Lara (螺々) updated his blog after a long absence, and mentioned that he expects to become increasingly busy with session activities. He also mentions gradually working towards band activities, and asks us fans to wait a little bit longer. Although this is far from confirmation of a new band, let's hope that he is indeed working toward that!
A couple of cool sessions will appear at K4『R』 sponsored event Crazy Booorn!! Shinshunbangaihen (Crazy Booorn!! 新春番外編) on 2014-01-13 at Shinjuku (新宿) RUIDO K4:
ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) (シンディケイト) guitarist Otake (おたけ) will appear in a session band called Jin no Settai BAND (仁の接待バンド) 【V. TAKASHI (A→Z.) / G. Otake (ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト)) / D. Jin (A→Z.) / G.&B. TBA】 on 2014-02-19 at A→Z.'s sponsored event.
ex-SUZAKU (朱) (朱) members will perform at 2013-12-31 New Year countdown event, ALL NIGHT Jikkouiinkai Shusai ~2014 Nenhe no Kiseki to Kiseki~ (オールナイト実行委員会主催 ~2014年への軌跡と奇跡~) at Osaka BRAND NEW. They will perform with Buchiagezu (ぶちあげず) 【V. 樹-Itsuki- (ex-SUZAKU (朱)) / G. 琢弥 (Takuya) (HOLYCLOCK) / G. Kaoru (薫) (HOLYCLOCK) / B. 紅羽-kureha- (ex-PARANOID≠CIRCUS) / D. 火憐-Karen- (ex-SUZAKU (朱))】.
king zeebra, the new label by ex-SUZAKU (朱) (朱) vocalist Itsuki (樹)―I think―has announced its second sponsored event. As before, the event will feature ex-SUZAKU (朱), Vior gloire, and NEGA members, including the Shugokusatsu (瞬獄殺) session; so check it out!
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) (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 (ロットマン) 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.
ex-Megaromania vocalist 翠-Sui- has an official Twitter account! [→ this way]
Long-running session UNDER CODE PRODUCTION session band Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji (罪団法人黒十字) (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 (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)), 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 (ロットマン) guitarist SORA and ex-Vior gloire bassist RENA.
Mis†ake, the 90's dark visual alter-ego band of Dali, will release a new CD at the disbandment live of LOTMAN (ロットマン) (ロットマン) on 2013-11-25. The CD contains 4 new songs (the titles of which are unknown), costs 2,000 yen, and is limited to 44 copies.
ex-KALEN (カレン) (カレン) bassist (and president of label Livqueur Records) Takaya will participate in a session band on 2014-01-05 at OSAKA MUSE. DECIDE, the band produced by ex-NEGA bassist and leader Ray, will also perform in a session at the same event.
GIGAMOUS (ギガマウス) (ex-HEISEI ISHIN (平成維新)~N@H (N@H-ノア-)) 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:
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) (フーデッドシール), new band of ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) drummer Sami (沙美), has had some bad luck, despite only just forming! In a post called “the bad luck band”, Sami (沙美) has mentioned that he has suffered food poisoning, drummer Sayuki (さゆき) dropped his phone in water, and guitarist KaoL has broken his foot and can't perform with the band for at least a month!
ex-NEGA guitarist SAN will appear in a session on 2013-11-21 at Osaka RUIDO. The session is called Kuroguro Uuloncha (黒々烏龍茶) 【V. Shion (MILKY EMILY) / G. SAN (ex-NEGA) / G. Ao (ex-paradeis) / B. Nagi (Re:act) / D. minoru (QuaLiA)】.
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.
12012 has announced a simultaneous double-release of two best albums in celebration of their 10th anniversary. The first, LARVA, contains representative songs of 12012's indie period (with UNDER CODE PRODUCTION), chosen and remastered by the members. The second, Pupa, contains representative songs from their major period (with UNIVERSAL MUSIC). Both compilations will be released on 2013-12-11 for 3,500 yen each, and also feature PV collection DVDs.
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!!
As you may recall, FUTURISM・BOYZ' recent live event was cancelled due to vocalist/leader CO- being detained by police for questioning. It seems that he has finally been released, as he has posted an apology via the F・BOYZ official blog.
FUTURISM・BOYZ members Shun and YUKIHIRO announced two days ago that the band's 2013-10-06 sponsored event has been cancelled (featuring ex-UCP cast), due to vocalist CO- being detained by police for questioning.
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.
The WEB SHOP has added two requested items and has upgraded the KISAKI lucky bag:
The official web shop closes on October 14, and has announced its last push for final sales. For these 14 days, prices on most items will be reduced to HALF. The only items excluded are lucky bags, LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) bootleg live DVDs, and the newly released Shingenkichi HOLIDAY TV SET (details below).
LOTMAN (ロットマン) (ロットマン) has announced the details of their last live, which will be held on November 25 (and will be limited to 150 attendees). ex-Dali alter-ego band Mis†ake will also release their last song on that day.
ex-Cu[be] vocalist Lara (螺々) will participate in a session band in November.
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:
Here are some recent and upcoming sessions featuring ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION band members. Know something I missed? Share it in the comments!
Here are the most recent additions to the official web shop (which closes on October 14):
FUTURISM・BOYZ have suddenly announced a live! They will appear at 2013-10-27 event Heartful Live Vol,24 at Nara studio Sola.
The official web shop has re-released LAST FAIR DVDs 【A】~【E】 in its privilege bootleg live DVD campaign. This means that customers who spend 5,000 yen can now select their desired free DVD from the entire set (【A】~【J】) rather than just 【F】~【J】, as had been the restriction in previous months.
In partnership with Like an Edison, ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) (アルルカン) has announced the release of two new songs! The first, Eclipse, will be distributed at Like an Edison stores on 2013-09-28. The second, INNOCENCE (イノセンス), will be available exclusively at Like an Edison as a purchase privilege for the band's demonstration single, /ARLEQUIN/.
KISAKI has mentioned that he will make an announcement in his blog, etc. on August 31st. IMO it seems that this won't be a huge announcement (eg. a new band), but will probably be about his participation in a session band that he mentioned.
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.
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced the end dates of its office functions:
Here's an update of the sessions which various ex-UNDER CODE artists are performing with!
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KISAKI announced via Twitter that he has decided to perform this year after all (he had previously said that LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)'s activity pause live would be his last live for 2013). He will release information regarding the performance on August 31st (incidentally, that's a very important day for him).
ex-NEGA bassist and leader Ray has recently announced some new activity! First, he's taken on the role of producer for fledgling band [DECIDE]! Furthermore, he's announced the start of his session band, Raychel BAND (れいちぇるバンド) (れいちぇるバンド), with ex-NEGA and ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) members!!
Just a heads up: July 1st at 0:00 JST (which will occur in a few hours), there will be a handful of announcements to look out for! N@H (N@H-ノア-) will be making an announcement, as will ex-Cu[be] vocalist Lara, and the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION official web shop will be revealing new privilege DVDs!
CindyKate (シンディケイト) has announced the sale of a last live DVD as well as a collection of photographs taken at the live.
I'd like to introduce the [VIP section] at WE LOVE UNDER CODE! This is a special section of the site for certain members to share UCP related downloads. Read on for more information...
The UNDER CODE PRODUCTION OFFICIAL WEB SHOP has announced the second (and last?) part of its last special fair. This 2nd part introduces a handful of new, rare items, but unfortunately does not include any new privileges (however, the 5000 yen bootleg live DVD privilege from the 1st part of the fair still applies―at least until the end of July). Check out the list below:
Yesterday, FUTURISM・BOYZ announced that they will hold a oneman live in September! ...And today, that oneman has already sold out!! Nice job F・B~
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\].
ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) (シンディケイト) drummer Sami (沙美) (沙美) has announced that he will participate in session band VIRGIN HUNTER (ヴァージンハンター) 【V. Takeru (DIANA) / G. Maki (DIANA) / G. Isami (DIANA) / B. Rei (ex-Hi:BRiD) / D. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト))】 on 2013-07-15 at Birth Shinjuku.
REALies has announced that they will participate in a threeman live versus LEZARD and LANDZ on 2013-09-23 at Ikebukuro EDGE. Furthermore, REALies has uploaded videos demonstrating the furi for two of their new songs (embedded below).
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:
CindyKate (シンディケイト) has announced their last goods which will be sold at their last oneman live on July 13th (tomorrow!). Check the list below:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (凛 -the end of corruption world-) has shared a new comment video with Chinese visual magazine VISUALZINE. Check it out below:
Lilith has announced that they will appear in Chinese visual magazine [VISUALZINE VOL.10], which will be released on July 15th. Furthermore, they will also appear at Chinese anime festival and expo [CHINA JOY 2013] (details TBA).
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (凛 -the end of corruption world-) will release a live DVD of their June 30th indefinite activity pause oneman live, Obscure Ideal ~Judgement of fortune~.
ex-Cu[be] guitarist Nao (なお) will be participating in a few sessions:
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:
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION will cease acceptance of fanletters by post after the end of July. So if you were planning to mail something to your favorite band, member, etc., do it now! UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's address is below:
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).
I'd like to introduce the WE LOVE UNDER CODE raw feed.
The ex-members of Cu[be] had a gathering yesterday, so I thought it would be a good time to give an update on what they're doing!
REALies has posted samples from their first post-UCP single, LiNE. Check them out below, and share your thoughts!
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 (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)-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 (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) 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 (朱), and Vior gloire.
Dali had been [counting down the days] until their disbandment live. On the image for day “0” (the day of their disbandment), a new countdown was started from “34”. In true Dali fashion, the band reached only “33” of the new countdown before lazily abandoning it―but the “0” day was reached on June 6th, and they sort of did something.
Wanted to share something. Enjoy!
Vior gloire announced at their June 8th oneman that they will disband this year.
The jacket and tracklist have been revealed for hide tribute cover album, hide TRIBUTE SPIRITS Ⅱ -Visual SPIRITS-, which features UNDER CODE PRODUCTION collaboration band D・N・A. The album will be released on July 3rd, and is [available at CDJapan now]. Check out the cover art and tracklist below:
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced that several releases which were previously web-shop-only will be available for general purchase starting this July! The included items are: LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) memorial CD, NEGA last live DVD, UCP last omnibus High Style Paradox 2003~2013, and UCP treasure book + last live DVD ARCHIVES 2003~2013.
During this month, CDJapan is offering select UNDER CODE PRODUCTION goods at 50% off! The sale excludes most of UNDER CODE's shop-sold releases, but the tons of photosets, posters, and live-limited releases included in the sale can be purchased at super low prices. Some items have already sold out, so hurry up and buy now!!
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (凛 -the end of corruption world-) has commenced shipping on their memorial CD, [「Obscure Ideal」]. Those who purchased it should receive it, and the web shop privilege special DVD, in the next few days.
As promised, UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced its WEB SHOP LAST FAIR PART:1, beginning today, June 1! There are tons of special and exciting items included in the fair―but before we get to those, let's go over the special items which aren't even part of the fair:
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!
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (凛 -the end of corruption world-) has announced that the release of their memorial CD, [Obscure Ideal], will be delayed.
After graduating from UNDER CODE PRODUCTION, REALies is embarking on a “fresh start” for summer! They'll release their new maxi-single LiNE, with the concept of “line which connects you and me.” Check out the details and PV preview below―more information to come later...!
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!
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...
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (凛 -the end of corruption world-) guitarist KANATA has been releasing a series of comment CDs entitled KANATAN no YELLOW RADIO (KANATAんのイエローラジオ). The latest one is V♡L:3, given to those who spent 4,000 yen at the band's 2013-04-24 live―and for a limited time, the CD will also be awarded to anyone who spends 4,000 yen through the UCP official web shop. That offer is valid only from April 26th through the 30th, so hurry if you want to take advantage!
On Monday, Dali updated their official blog, posting an image of the number 10. Every day since then, the band has been [counting down] with [similar] [posts]...
At today's sponsored event, SUZAKU (朱) (朱) announced that they intend to pause activities. The band's current remaining activity is as follows:
I'm in need for money, so I have to sell something from my collection. Mostly Under Code stuff!
Cds (almost all brand new and unopened!), stickers, photo sets, and more! Items being added as others sell. All items come from a smoke and pet free environment. I live in the US, but I'm willing to ship worldwide. Also I'm holding a UCP webshop & Bands@id group buy, information is at the fake cut.
Recently, I have learned something horrible about UNDER CODE PRODUCTION... Please see my brand new website for details... ・・・・WHKSK・・・・
Hi I'm selling some of my KISAKI PROJECT feat jui's stuffs.
Sound Opinion Radio Station WBEZ 91.5 PRX wants to know who your favorite Japanese music artists are. They will be doing a show about it. Let your voice be heard . Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/soundopinions Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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 (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) will participate in a special omnibus compiled by PENICILLIN guitarist Chisato (to which LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) 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~!)
So, in my UNDER CODE Luckybag there were a few items that I already had.
NEGA just finished their DEAR NEGATIVIST fan-thanksgiving live, and the setlist, which was [decided by fan requests], has been posted. Check it out below, and catch the request rankings in parentheses―did any of the requests surprise you?
NEGA has announced a special “ultra rare goods” lottery for their fan-thanksgiving event, DEAR NEGATIVIST, which is being held today. Attendees who spend 3,000 yen on goods will be allowed to draw from the lottery and win 1 random item. The possible prizes are amazing, including a recording of JIN's previous band!!
Hello everyone! I am in need of money and room so I am selling some items of my UNDERCODE collection.
I updated my sales-journal with a lot of new stuff, mostly Undercode bands: http://noble-sympathia.livejournal.com/You- will find stuff from bands like 12012, Arc, FUTURIZM BOYZ, CindyKate (シンディケイト),- Cu[be], Syndrome, MIRAGE, LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-), Phantasmagoria and many more!!Please take a look here for CDs: Noble-Sympatha-CDsIf you are interested in photosets, cheki, photocards etc, follow this link: Photosets, cheki, etc
NEGA's fan appreciation event DEAR NEGATIVIST is quickly approaching, and the band has opened a special email address through which fans can help choose the setlist!
LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) has announced the full details for their 3rd anniversary oneman, at which they will pause activities indefinitely. As a present to fans, the band has given the tickets a special price of only 1,500 yen.
Megaromania has revealed the tracklisting of their upcoming best album. It seems to have been cut to 12 tracks (it was announced as having 13), but is pretty solid (if unimaginative). Check out the tracklist for all three versions (and links to buy them!) below:
OK, since there was a lot of interest, I've decided to do a group order for UNDER CODE 2013 lucky bags. If you want to join, please follow this flow:
UNDER CODE has finally announced New Year lucky bags for 2013! If you've never heard of these, they're basically grab bags―for a certain price, you get a large, but random selection of UCP items.
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~
The WE LOVE UNDER CODE weekly(?!) poll has been updated. This week's (month's?) question is: “Which recently-released UNDER CODE PRODUCTION album was the best?” Cast your vote at [weloveucp.com]!
Ok guys, it's just happened with me today.
Hi Undercode fans!
Here are some visual kei CDs and other items for sale. Originally, I was just cleaning out my personal collection, but I will start selling items for friends here in Tokyo as well, so the list will be updated every now and then. About 80 new items have been added, and there have been a few cancellations of orders, so I took the liberty of creating a new post.
Hi Under Code fans ^_^
Although it's ahead of schedule, I'm happy to announce the WE LOVE UNDER CODE privilege sharing program!
朱 (SUZAKU (朱)) has revealed the cover art for their upcoming album, Zessaishuu. Check it out below and share your thoughts!
Here's the preview of the first 朱(SUZAKU (朱))'s PV!
KISAKI has just posted in his blog that UNDER CODE PRODUCTION will close. Below is his message, translated by Ku at Shattered-Tranquility.net:
I'm totally in love with new songs. Really much better, than everything until now.
I know it's been a while since the event, but I totally forgot that I have this DVD, so, now that I find him, I would like to share it for you!
Hi Undercode fans,
The [UNDER CODE PRODUCTION official web shop] is taking a summer vacation.
As you may know, this website actually started (way back in 2004!) as a [LiveJournal community]. It was always my intention to stop posting there once this site was up and running, and I've done just that―but I recognize that some people would still prefer to receive updates via their LiveJournal friends page, so I've put together some code that will automatically cross-post any entry made here to the LiveJournal community.
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.
Cu[be] drummer 亜月-ATSUKI- has shared a few bits of info about his band's upcoming collection album:
Megaromania has announced that they will hold a “4th Anniversary memorial After Secret Party” on September 3rd at 涩谷 (Shibuya) CLUB CRAWL. Entrance to the party is free, but invite only—invitations will be extended to the first 150 people to present A-type ticket stubs from the band's 7/29 oneman.
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!
A few days ago, KISAKI seemingly deleted all personal posts from his blog (release/live information posts were spared). For those of you who have been asking about it over twitter, this is the story:
Yesterday morning, KISAKI awoke to pain and repeated vomiting of blood due to his long standing condition of internal ulcers. He has been taken to the hospital and will receive emergency surgery today. His doctor has ordered a stop to KISAKI's activities for the time being, and as such, he will not appear at today's planned live with 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)). Any changes or updates to his condition will be shared 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:
Hi! I'm urgently selling these Vior gloire items:
I'm auctioning these LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) cheki. Both handsigned.
LIN has just released a short CM clip for their [upcoming releases](http://weloveucp.com/?blog/&entry=new-releases-from-LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)), and it includes a short preview of their Royal /BLOOD/ PV. (They have not yet announced when/how the full PV will be released.) Check it out below.
凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)) has just announced two semi-new releases: an album re-release and a live DVD.
Dear fellow fans,
Hello, I'd like to ask if you know anything about LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)'s European tour..... the last one got cancelled and I read that they should come in summer... and summer is slowly coming but no tourdates yet. So, does anybody know anything? I just want to know if I should start saving money (
poor student is poor) or forget about it.
Lately I've been forgetting to cross-post entries to this community when I post them at the main site. I just wanted to apologize for that and let you know that I'll try to be better about it.
originally posted at weloveucp.com
Although it wasn't announced beforehand, it seems that シンディケイト (CindyKate (シンディケイト)) sold a special CD at bassist まぁや (Maaya)'s birthday event live. It featured a CindyKate (シンディケイト) cover (with vocals by Maaya), Maaya's first original song, and a special birthday comment. See below more information.
A bunch of Megaromania photosets for sale! Two Matenrou Opera sets as well.
I'm auctioning this signed KISAKI photocard:
The cover art for NEGA's upcoming album, VANITAS, has been revealed―and it looks great!! The A type features the familiar image of vocalist JIN nude and bloodied, while the B type features an homage to classic icons in visual kei. Check them both out below (click the titles to view bigger versions).
Hi dear UnderCode fans!
NEGA has just released a CM for their upcoming album, VANITAS. The CM include a short clip of main tune 虚しき「生」の寓意≒「死」の真意 (Munashiki 「Ki」 no Guui ≒ 「Shi」 no Shini), as well as an extended audio clip of the same song afterward.
Despite the fact that won't actually be appearing, ㈱ネガエンタープライゼス ((Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES), has announced that they will release a CD at tonight's UNDER CODE session event. As with all (Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES releases, this one will be released in three types, but all three types will look exactly the same so that the customer won't know what they're getting. Also as usual, all discs will be “gorgeous(?)” and will be signed by the members.
Affective Synergy is the solo project of ex-brodaiea/Synside guitarist LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-). He is the composer, guitarist, and vocalist for all songs, and released his first solo CD, Eternity Colors, last year. He recently filmed a PV for the title track and has decided to release it for free!! Check it out below. (And keep an eye out for fellow ex-Synside member kikyo!)
So, long story short, I discovered a folder of webpages that I'd saved years ago, and that inspired me to dig up a little more information about an old band called カカシ (KAKASHI (カカシ)).
Hi Under Code fans,
So, recently, the webshop has a lot of updates, principally covers and tracklists, let's sum up all of these!
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!
Hi guys~ I have an old Radifia demo tape that needs a new home. If that band sounds familiar, it's because their guitarist, Rame, went on to play bass in VIDOLL. That little item is up on Ebay [here] (I have two Key Party tapes up as well).
Tatsuya (ex-Syndrome) new band.Here is some sample about the first single.
The official UNDER CODE web shop was updated with the colorful covers of Megaromania upcoming album, Artistical Glint
I still have many things from different UNDERCODE bands for sale over at my sales-journal: http://noble-sympathia.livejournal.com/
If you follow the WE LOVE UNDER twitter, you saw earlier this month that KISAKI mentioned Cu[be] releasing an album. The album has finally been announced, and as some of us suspected, it's a best album!
I started to make a fansite for my favorite band around February. Sometimes i didn't have enough time or mood for it, so the site is still under construction. I try to do my best to finish and make better the site in few months.
I was so excited when I saw this I wanted to let other Dali fans know! Some of Dali's previously live or UCP Webshop only releases are now available at CDJapan. Ryusei Koba is a sweet and melancholy song that became an instant favourite for me, and 25:55 has a CD cover that was hand-drawn by Ren. They're only 1000yen each, so cheap~!
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
Today I received the printed version of our UNDER CODE 9th anniversary memorial fan book, “RIOT GALE of NINE YEARS”! Tomorrow I'll ship it to UNDER CODE's office, and from there we just have to hope that they get it and that someone recognizes it... But in the mean time, I thought I'd share some photos, so you can see how awesome it looks!
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION recently announced an additional event to its “RIOT GALE of NINE YEARS” live series, which celebrates its 9th anniversary.
I'm ashamed to admit it, but Cu[be] have a session event planned for May which I had yet to post about. So I'll do that now!
Yesterday LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) played a new song "Insane flashback show".I'm really curious, maybe they will announce a new release on their one-man live !? (3.14)
I uploaded only this part of the OFF SHOT DVD VOL:4
Hello I'm selling 2 of KP feat. Jui s' CDs
Here is the full version.I love it. Love everything, RIKU's voice is amazing !!!
Here's where we are with the fan book: although the book was almost done, I had to freeze work on it because of a problem with my university research project. However, if someone translates the introduction message by tonight, I can place the order to have the book printed before tomorrow. It obviously won't arrive at UNDER CODE's office by March 1st, but it will arrive this month.
Here u can listen the preview of the new LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) song. and of course u can buy.
Hi, I was wonder about if this LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)'s song "地下線忠史歌 (Chikasen tadashi uta)" really exists and if someone heard it. This song is supposed to be the free song if you bought the two versions of -Independent "MAZE"- on the UCP Official shop as far as I know...
シンディケイト (CindyKate (シンディケイト)) have announced the release of a new single! It's called デコトラの星☆ (DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆)—apparently DEKOTORA stands for “decorated truck” (why would the Japanese have a common term for this?)—and will be released on May 9th, in three types.
An important new song disappeared from my PC. If there is no backup data it will be lost...
「凛」 recording continued.
RIKU and KANATA of 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)) recently held their birthday events, and KISAKI will hold his soon—so what about poor REIYA?! He announced his own birthday event today, which will take place in April.
VANITAS has a release date! NEGA's second full album, VANITAS, will be released in two types on May 30th. The A type will contain a PV and the B type will contain a bonus track.
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I didnt make new lyrics on youtube lately cause it takes much time, but here is a new. i think its the most beautiful song from the band. enjoy.
Today i was boring so checked some new things around the jrock world and i found this.Lc5, its Miku new band after An Cafe and they released a new PV even if the song is not new, but i dont follow this band so i wasnt know.
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.
You might recall that La'Mule (who were once a band on Soleil, the parent label of Matina) performed at the KISAKI PROJECT sponsored 90s visual kei revival event last November. And at that event, La'Mule announced that they would perform again during this summer. Well, details of that summer performance have finally been revealed.
I have many UNDERCODE items for sale.There are many CDs, 2 comment DVDs, chekis, a photoset and many other things.
REALies have revealed a new promotional photo (same costumes as NEXT⇒, but with a different backdrop). And more importantly, they've uploaded samples of Plug[I]n and HALJION from their upcoming limited single.
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!!
UNDER CODE has announced that the privilege for buying KISAKI PROJECT's new single, Sou ~Twinkle Vitality~, from the official web shop has changed.
Ok, I originally set a due date of February 8th for fan book information, but I forgot about it and it seems that you guys did too. So,
Ok, I originally set a due date of February 8th for fan book information, but I forgot about it and it seems that you guys did too. So,
So it came to my attention that a lot of people don't have the distributed CD 「HINDSIGHT」 by NEGA (which was distributed at their revival live in July). Well, first of all: you can now buy it at CDJapan! But also, I thought I'd share it as a special treat for those of you who have accounts here (>D).
New LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) items are now finally made available on CDJapan.
SUZAKU has announced the release of a live and web shop limited CD! It only contains one song, but hopefully it will tide us over until a real release. Anyway, the CD is already up for purchase at the official web shop, and orders placed will be shipped on February 29th (a day early).
The official web shop has added a handful of the newest photosets:
Anyone here managed to record the NEGA radio show on ameba studio?
SUZAKU has announced the release of a live and web shop limited CD! It only contains one song, but hopefully it will tide us over until a real release. Anyway, the CD is already up for purchase at the official web shop, and orders placed will be shipped on February 29th (a day early).
The official web shop has added a handful of the newest photosets:
On 凛's return one-man live (3.14 Shinsaibashi LIVE HOUSE soma) the members will take a talking event and the fans compile the live's setlist
~~Hello! I am still selling these two photosets:
凛 appeared in the newest Cure vol. 102
I'm selling many many many CDs from Phantasmagoria over here at my sales-journal: Noble-Sympathia- There are no fixed prices, just offer one! :DI'm also selling many other things like DVD, photosets, poster and so on: http://noble-sympathia.livejournal.com/Just take a look!
Ok, I didn't receive any more suggestions, so I'm going to call this the final plan.
You may remember that I announced a free poster contest to support the Kansai Seiatsu 2011~2012 live stream. Well, as you can see, I kind of forgot about choosing a winner! I received proof of purchase from the following people:
Ok, I didn't receive any more suggestions, so I'm going to call this the final plan.
UNDER CODE has announced a “new band compilation CD” featuring 朱 (SUZAKU (朱)), 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).
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!
I couldn't find nowhere and i dont own this omnibus discso, have somebody this lyrics or own the 「NEO VOLTAGE」 omnibus or know somebody who have this?
I ordered over 7000yen from UCP webshop and i got my kansai seiatsu present DVD today.
I'll just leave this here kids ^.^ XD Teruki, Miku and Kii-sama for the lolz
What do you think about the newest KISAKI PROJECT song?I think its just awesome !!!!especially the english part, so much matches to the song. so addictive.
Hey guys!Does anyone of you know if there are news about the europe tour?
1) REALies has just announced a new limited single. 2) I've discovered some distributed releases that REALies failed to mention online. 3) REALies has announced some new limited goods, which include more distributed releases. ~It's a limited/distributed release party!~
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.
I just wanted to thank http://inartistic"; for providing instructions on how to register and buy the tickets for the Kansai Seiatsu Live Streaming Event. Really, thanks a lot for that!
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!
凛 Revival from 2012 March
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced some special events to celebrate its 9th anniversary! The event series is called RIOT GALE of NINE YEARS.
The Kansai Seiatsu stream has gone live, although it's just playing background music right now. The actual live footage should start in... 6 minutes! So log in now!
At tonight's 関西制圧2011~2012 (Kansai Seiatsu 2011~2012) event, attendees who purchase more than 3,000 yen of NEGA or NEGA ENTERPRISES goods will receive a special gift. The gift is a “beautiful(?!)” signed comment CD. The CD comes in two types—the first features NEGA reminiscing on 2011, and the second features NEGA ENTERPRISES having a “fiscal year review”—and the type each attendee will get is completely random.
KISAKI has just updated his blog with new 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)) information: the band will hold a special oneman live in March to celebrate KISAKI's birthday, celebrate the fans, and celebrate the release of a CD and DVD... !?
i got my copy today evening.it has a bonus DVD with the original first live's 5 minutes and a short back stage images before, so totally 10 minutes
We did it! The last of the 50 tickets sold at the last minute, so the live stream of Kansai Seiatsu 2011~2012 will not be cancelled!
Merry Christmas from WE LOVE UNDER CODE! As a token of my appreciation, I've decided to share a small present with everyone. It's Taku (HEISEI ISHIN (平成維新)) singing the Japanese version of Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. I hope you enjoy ✌
I thought it'd only be right to post this here.
I thought I'd just post this, since KISAKI's tweeted it some mins ago, and it's cute and hilarious at the same time.
There are 9 tickets left and only about 6 hours! If those 9 tickets aren't sold, the Kansai Seiatsu live stream will be cancelled! So if you were at all considering purchasing a ticket, now is the time!!
here in Japan is already 24th. So i wish you happy christmas with this.
REIYA answered some quests by fans and posted it in his blog. It's not all, others will come soon, later.
Not sure if anyone mentioned it before BUT, CD Japan added some new KISAKI PROJECT stuff to their lists including:
As promised, here's the entry about Taku that I really wanted to post. I also discovered that TAKAFUMI wrote a small entry related to Taku, so I'll post that one first.
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!
Just wanted to post a couple of blog posts about HEISEI ISHIN (平成維新) vocalist Taku's death (December 10th was the one year anniversary, and December 13th would have been his 23rd birthday.)
i got it today morning. and its really funny, much better than previous 2. but i dont like josekouji-san or who is it.
Reminder: don't forget about your Secret Santa presents!
So, Astan has given to us the detail about the ticket sale!
I promised http://ambiantcosmo.livejournal.com/ I'd do the off-shot photoset first, so here it is!
~~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 ^^;
OFF SHOT DVD VOL:3 will be send on 12.16th !
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...
UNDER CODE's massive New Year countdown live event, 関西制圧2011~2012 (Kansai Seiatsu 2011~2012), will be streamed live for the whole world to see! This is only thanks to everyone who joined me in asking for it—our voices were heard!
Hi Under Code fans,
Because ambiantcosmo shared a lot of photoset i deicided to show the Animal.
Here is some photoset I've scanned for you! I haven't put credits on the pics, so please be nice, and keep them in the community, thanks.
The one scanned in this entry:
The webshop has now a lot of brand new goods!
UNDER CODE has uploaded a preview of the upcoming PV from 怪奇!!動物アジテーター (Kaiki!! Doubutsu AGITATOR (怪奇!!動物アジテーター)). I bet this is the first PV you've seen that includes cup noodles!
Yay! Several goods from KISAKI PROJECT and the 輪・廻・転・生 (Rin・ne・ten・sei) ~A RETURN of “VISUAL MONSTER”~ live series have been added to the official web shop. Most importantly, the KISAKI PROJECT demo single that was previously live-limited!
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.
Hello dears~ Who ordered Deluge? I know I did and it's wonderful! I've watched the PV wayyyyy too many times lol! I was wondering if someone would be willing to translate the lyrics for us as we sit and try to pick it apart when we watch lol! ^.^ Also here is the PV http://www.mediafire.com/?82f1za1kicjl3ck I ripped it myself I feel pretty proud! lol!
UNDER CODE has revealed the birth dates and BLOOD types of the new 朱 (SUZAKU (朱)) members... They're both from Envus! So SUZAKU (朱) is basically /Envus./2. (Guitarist 葉月-hazuki- is the only non-/Envus./member; he's originally from AIKARYU.)
SUZAKU has announced a new sponsored event.
SUZAKU has published their revival photos! Remember, bassist 絆-kizuna- and drummer 火憐-karen- are new to the band. SUZAKU (朱) will hold their revival oneman, 鳳凰天舞 (Houou Hirai), on 2012-01-21 at 心斎橋 (Shinsaibashi) CLAPPER.![!(http://www.weloveucp.com/uploads/2011-12-01-SUZAKU (朱)-profile.png)](http://www.weloveucp.com/uploads/2011-12-01-SUZAKU (朱)-profile.png)L→R: V. 樹-ituki-, G. 鴉-karasu-, G. 葉月-hazuki-, B. 絆-kizuna-, B. 火憐-karen-
So, it seems like the first concerts have now finally been decided:16.3.2012 - France - Paris - TBA17.3.2012 - Germany - Bochum / Zeche19.3.2012 - Netherlands - Utrecht / Tivoli de Helling- more dates soonInfo from [Steff AstanMagazin]
Back in September, I mentioned that Livqueur Records band hannah※ would be releasing a full album. At the time, the album was called Aquarium-切望涙色- (Aquarium-Setsubou Namidairo-), but the band decided on a change of direction, and have change the title accordingly.
NEGA's new single, DELUGE, and REALies' new single, NEXT⇒, have been released in Japan!
Hi Under Code fans,
Instead of going to bed at a reasonable hour, I decided to quickly tackle multiple language blog posts! So now, when you change your language via the box at the top of the page, blog posts will display in your desired language (when a translation is available).
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!)
KISAKI PROJECT feat.砂月 (SATSUKI) has announced a new single! The single includes one new song, a re-recording of an old KP song, and, as a bonus track on the initial press only, another new song with lyrics written by SATSUKI. The single also includes a live DVD with band's performance from the A RETURN of “VISUAL MONSTER” event that was held last night.
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!!
Vocalist KYOHEI announced in his blog that DAS:VASSER will resume activities, for a limited period of one year, in 2012. Additional details have yet to be announced, but it's very exciting news nonetheless!
The site is still under super-heavy construction, but welcome! As of now, I would say that about 70% of the essential blog functions are functional—enough to start populating the site with entries, but not enough to abandon LiveJournal quite yet.
Samples of upcoming NEGA and REALies singles have finally been uploaded at Amazon. The preview widgets won't embed for some reason, so you'll have to check the links manually: NEGA, REALies. (As usual, you can only buy if you live in the UK or Japan, and only after the release date.)
KISAKI PROJECT will soon hold their 90s visual kei revival event, 輪・廻・転・生 ~A RETURN of “VISUAL MONSTER”~ (Rin・ne・ten・sei). And it seems like someone announces a new item for the event every day—so let's see just how many cool goods we're missing out on, shall we?
ex La'Mule members Kon, Isuke and Youya posted sad news on their blogs and since it's an Under Code event of sorts, I thought I should share them here.
To those who celebrate, happy Thanksgiving \:D/
Hi! I have a few questions about Matina. I recently downloaded Lagna's "Replace of Mind" and, after listening to it, discovered that it was apparently a compilation with a band named Ring. Who were they? Were they signed to Matina at any point? They have no page on VKDB or Grass Thread. Did they release anything else?
For those of you participating in Secret Santa second season, Santa/recipient pairings have been assigned! You now have a little over a month to prepare and send your gifts. You can view information about your recipient via the link below. After signing in at the top of the page, your recipient's information should be available in the sidebar.
Looking for input from you guys! If I were to buy a domain for WE LOVE UNDER CODE, what should it be? Please select your favorite URL below, and feel free to suggest something else!
VIRTUAL SUPPRESSION is starting! It's set to run for two hours. Hope to see you there! (And don't forget to register so you can chat!)
Finally ! LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) is coming for 4 gigs in Europe in February !
Ok, so this isn't official yet, hence the member-locked post.
Covers that have been up for a while, but I hadn't gotten around to posting:
Just wanted to remind you guys of these events/catch any stragglers that hadn't seen them yet!
File this under “uhh...”: for a brief millisecond, certain members of 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)) had some of their personally-worn clothes for sale at the official web shop.!
Continuing HIDEAKI's series of posts about the history of DAS:VASSER (volumes 1~3 can be read here). Again, these are Babelfish-class translations, so don't expect accuracy... but they're interesting nonetheless.
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 ;)
As the title says~, NEGA has announced a special project to celebrate the New Year. It's four day twoman-ish event series focused in Kobe. The “special” part is that each day will feature completely different costumes, setlists, and guests. By nature of having different setlists on each day, it seems that some pretty rare songs will be played by the band.
朱 (SUZAKU (朱)) had a fateful meeting with KISAKI yesterday... and the outcome is that they've decided their complete revival! (Short and sweet: the band never disbanded or paused activities, but they were unofficially inactive due to losing two members.)
Hey guys, just wanted to remind you of this year's Secret Santa event. Registration closes on November 20th, and recipients will be decided on the same day. From then, you'll have about a month to get a present together to send to your recipient.
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 (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-))! Both lives will feature special session bands and as-of-yet-unannounced special projects.
From the official 朱 (SUZAKU (朱)) blog:_It's been a long time since the last update
An additional band will appear at UNDER CODE's New Year countdown event... 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-))! It has just been decided that LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) 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.)
Dali's new flyer has been published, so I have some updates for you:
I'm surprised no one posted it yet. I'm in love with the preview! I had to order the type B too! (I ordered only the type A earlier)
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!
Just in case anyone was wondering, the Halloween surprise at the UCP Halloween party on Saturday was that they threw candy to the crowd at the end of the live.
NIPPON PROJECT posted an interview with NEGA which was conducted at their September 18th live in France. (I'm linking to the English version, but it's also available in French and Russian.)
This single was live distirbuted only on their 2 one-man live at Osaka Ruido (2011.10.02) and Harajuku Astro Hall (2011.10.08)Nobody uploaded it still. But now has a chance to buy it
Hello! I'd like to tell you guys about a new community event I'm planning.
Here's the flyer for「Blessing Myth」!
Here's the「Shouei」cover ;
More updates from UNDER CODE about application privileges for several releases:
I come bearing a handful of updates about REALies! First of all, a CM for their upcoming single has been released! The covers of the upcoming single have been revealed as well, albeit in super tiny form. At any rate, this new flyer is much bigger.
Great news! KISAKI PROJECT's upcoming single, 凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-'s live and video clip DVD, and NEGA's upcoming live DVD are all now available at CDJapan!! CDJapan is the only place to buy these releases if you live overseas. But hurry—quantities are very limited!
Available on cdjapan !The overseas fans can buy it easier ^^http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=NEOUCP-49 Features deluxe jacket and includes an autographed trading photo card randomly selected from five kinds.First press is still available so u get the bonus DVD what contains the 4 PV (As if Forever Exists., Metamorphose, Silent To My Pain, Flowers Bloom)
I'm selling these two KISAKI PROJECT items ;)- KISAKI PROJECT feat.樹威 - Byousha kaze Single CD/DVD (DVD contains Live)- KISAKI PROJECT feat.樹威 - for Lovers 2DVD (DVD1 contains PVs, DVD2 contains Live)
DAS:VASSER has a revival coming up, and HIDEAKI has started a series of Ameba-only posts of his memories of forming the band. It's really interesting, so, although these translations are bastardized, I thought I'd share them with you. (KYOHEI has been mentioning these same events, but hasn't really added anything, so I've left his posts out.
REALies has just announced a 2012 five-city tour, although it's not yet clear whether all of these lives will be sponsored exclusively by the band. At any rate, they'll make another “important announcement” at the tour final in February, so be on the look out for that.
Vior gloire recent announced a New Year celebration event, a second volume of their Cocktail party live.