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:
More details of the Matina memorial live have been announced (a little earlier than originally planned!):
TLDR: KISAKI was caught in a scandal today, and seems to have abruptly retired as a result... Full details, as I understand them, follow:
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:
A special session band made of ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION members will perform on 2015-11-17!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Here's an update of the sessions which various ex-UNDER CODE artists are performing with!
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!
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...
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 ^_^
Hi Undercode fans,
Hi people. have the following Undercode and Matina items for sale:
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:
Hi dear UnderCode fans!
Hi Under Code fans,
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).
UNDER CODE entered 2011 in a bit of a transitory state. Megaromania was only half active, NEGA was on hiatus, E'm ~grief~ had just disbanded, Arc and Synside were set to disband, and HEISEI ISHIN (平成維新) vocalist Taku had just died. After having, in my opinion, its worst year in 2010, UNDER CODE started 2011 in a low spot.
Hi Under Code fans,
Hi Under Code fans,
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!)
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.
I just wanted to see if this would garner any interest but I have a sealed copy of VIDOLL's Black Fairy VHS I got it a while back and well was too scared to open it really XD!!
Megaromania announced two special live projects this morning (I feel like they have the most going on, live wise, of all the UNDER CODE bands!). The first is a threeman called Dark profound thought Vol.2 (a sequel to their 2010 threeman with ALSDEAD and SaTaN).
I'm selling some UNDER CODE-related photos here:
An event called V-Love Live will stream live on YouTube, starting in about 10 minutes. For the most part it's not UCP related—ex-VIDOLL Jui will appear as a solo act—but maybe some of you would like to watch it with me :D
Earlier this month, I made a post about the upcoming 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)) summer festival. At that live, each member will hold a special session—those special sessions have just been revealed.
I'm selling some VIDOLL goods, photos, posters & flyers @ my LJ.
Hello everyone! http://gyakutai"; and I have come up with a little contest, which I hope will be really fun. As you may have guessed from the title, it's a trivia contest, and this is how it works:
Hi guys~ I guess this is kinda Undercode...(well they use to be and are good
fuckbuddies with KISAKI-sama) So I was curious who watched their last live and what were you're thoughts on it?! It was totally worth getting up at 3:00am for....but it just seemed like Jui wasn't putting too much effort into things at times...though the stage diving was pretty freakin sweet~ if I were those little Asian girls I wouldn't let Shun go either XD I'm pretty sure I'm rambling as I'm a little bit tired....so yeah GO~ talk...and stuff :D
NEGA エンタープライゼス (NEP) has announced the release of a new CD. The usual applies: “beautiful(?)” signed disc, limited pressings, four types, all types look the same and are given out randomly. The CD will be sold during their 2011-05-06 appearance at the 水風船 (Mizufuusen (水風船)) last live.
Trying to make room for new stuff, care to help :D?!
As part of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's earthquake charity campaign, UNITED LINK for JAPAN, two special items will be sold at the web shop, and all profits will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross. The items will go on sale on 2011-04-15. (Anyone who buys these items will be eligible for a ticket to the UNITED LINK for JAPAN charity event on April 30th, although that doesn't really apply to us.)
These have already sold out, so forgive me, but I figured I should post about them for history's sake. The UNDER CODE PRODUCTION official web shop recently put up a few special, very limited items for sale. First, cheki featuring KISAKI and members of NEGA, members of CindyKate (シンディケイト), VIDOLL's RAME, or Sadie's Mao. Only one was available of each, so they sold out almost immediately.
If you saw http://inartistic"; 's post [HERE] we have been discussing a raffle to raise fund to extend the paid subscription of the comm!
Including: Sadie, VIDOLL, The GazettE, Plastic Tree, MUCC etc...
So they had their first revival live with Ayano! So I found some of the images! (I've been curious to see what Ayano is looking like now!) I'm just putting these up so they are all in one place and people don't have to blog trawl on the ever down Ameba >>
Earlier today KISAKI gave a little hint that 妃&関西貴族 (KISAKI & Kansai Kizoku) might return, and now the announcement is official: 妃&関西貴族 will make an appearance at both UNDER CODE PRODUCTION 8TH ANNIVERSARY「DYNAMITE EXPLOSION」 3/6 and 3/10 lives with slight changes in the cast.
Ok, the contest to win a free WE LOVE UCP t-shirt is officially closed. Now it's up to you guys to look through the proposed tracklists and vote for your favorite one! Whoever gets the most votes wins! The poll will be closed by Wednesday.
Hello all~ I have five Undercode postcard books that need new homes ASAP. They're all first prints and all postcards included. Artists pictured are 12012, VIDOLL, Phantasmagoria, Karen, Pasha, Dali, Himitsu Kessha CODOMO A (秘密結社コドモA), and Makoto from Doremidan.
As part of a nostalgia campaign of sorts, the official web shop has recently added around 200 classic photosets from 12012, Phantasmagoria, and VIDOLL! These include sets from the very beginning of their careers to the very end (VIDOLL's are more recent, however). Each set is 1,575 yen, and you'll need to use a shopping service to purchase. Here are links to each band's sets; remember to click the “次のページ” buttons to see more!
For everyone that missed it I tried to type it up as the interview went. However this is not exact, or word for word. So I apologize for any mix ups.
Yeah I know, selling posts are a dime a dozen these days but I do want these things gone...Im offloading a good portion of my vk collection including current and former Under Code bands (12012, chariots, Dali, hurts, KISAKI PROJECT, NEGA, VIDOLL)
I have a few things over in my [journal]
Hey guise, just wanted to let you know I'm selling my used copy of High Style Paradox II on ebay [here]!
① 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)) will hold a special event at TOWER RECORDS to commemorate the release of their first single. Those who reserve the single in store (phone orders and online orders aren't accepted) will receive a ticket to the event, which includes a mini-live and a handshake session. The event will take place on 2010-06-17 at TOWER RECORDS 渋谷 (Shibuya) STAGE ONE.
The name of KISAKI's new band has been revealed: 凛 (Rin).
March will mark the 7th anniversary of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's formation. It's a huge milestone for the label, especially because that means it has officially outlasted Matina! To celebrate the anniversary, the label is making some very rare releases available via the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP, for a very limited time only!
① Sort of old news, but Phantasmagoria has announced a oneman for 2010-04-05 at 大阪 (Osaka) BIG CAT. The live is called Diamond Dust in Truth ~新たな約束~ (Diamond Dust in Truth ~Aratana Yakusoku~). Here's the catch though: it's a “60 Minute Limited Premium Live.” Tickets are being sold at the special price of 1,500 yen, and they're being sold exclusively through UNDER CODE's mobile site from 2010-01-20 through 2010-01-31 (after which they go on general sale).
I've been running the Dali community at LiveJournal since 2006. For any of you who haven't seen it before, I'd like to invite you to join if you're interested in Dali, シュガーフォークフル (SUGAR FORKFUL (シュガーフォークフル)), or ロットマン (LOTMAN (ロットマン)).
just click me yeah :D
I just had one of those "OMG HOW HAVE I NOT JOINED THIS COMM YET????" moments.
Sorry for taking so long, final exams got in the way xD.
I started translatings this interview and here is part 1.
Undercode goods for sale!
today is the day i DECIDE i have to get rid of some of my stuff :,(
2008.9.01(月) -東京-SHIBUYA O-WEST
① Megaromania announced their first mini albums maybe a week after their first singles were release. Well here we go again~ A new single/live series has been announced, before their mini albums have even come out. The new single is to be released in two types, each one featuring the same title track, which was written by KISAKI. (I know many will roll their eyes at that, but it's really a good thing; KISAKI wrote really nice songs for Deshabillz, and some of his solo stuff is AWESOME.)
Im selling a bunch of Phantasmagoria, SIVA, chariots, attic (jun solo works), bloody clown, Codomo A, 12012 (pre- and post-graduation) and VIDOLL (pre-graduation) items (along with stuff from various other artists) [here in my journal] :3
① It has been announced through Brand X and VISUNAVI that there will be a new solo release from KISAKI. The CD+DVD two disc set features no new material (that I am aware of) except for more footage from the 2004 KISAKI PROJECT live in France. The special edition release comes with a photo booklet. Supposedly the release is being distributed worldwide, with only a certain number being available for purchase in Japan. Of course, specific details are very sparse (can anyone figure out the distribution label by the product number?). Reservations through the UNDER CODE OHP will begin on the 29th and will come with a special privilege.
I sell these two DVD because I need money to buy new...
My roommate is selling a few things over [here]
Various Artist - Nihon Seitasu 2005-11-31 Tokyo LIQUIDROOM ebisu
Hi! Just a reminder that my [poster auction] will be ending in two days' time.
In the interest of earning money to fund my rather extravagant hobbies, I'm selling off the huge stack of visual kei flyers I managed to gather during my 9 months in Nagoya. Visual kei fans, here's your chance to find something nice to put on your wall!
I have more UC related items for sale [here] if anyone is interested.
hurts is going to be releasing 2 maxi singles this summer and me and my friend want to put together a little fan book and give it to them with some flowers and some small presents.
Selling UC related items (mainly VIDOLL) in another journal of mine if anyone is interested (^^~
Hi I have a little request o.o
After officially leaving UNDER CODE, VIDOLL has opened their new official home page.
ヴィドール (VIDOLL) holds their last UNDER CODE concert today. 12012 has already moved on from the label, and Phantasmagoria officially paused activities on the 23rd. Although there are two upcoming releases to feature those bands, for all intents and purposes, they have graduated from UNDER CODE.
im pretty sure this is allowed here..? i ripped the KISAKI PROJECT video called "the last show", and decided to upload it ^^ this show: http://www.ohkey.jp/vstation/the_last_show/
Sorry for yet another update..but this one actually says something^^
On Valentine's Day (surprise surprise), Bands@id and UNDER CODE will release a joint DVD. The fourth in a series, Bands Shock DVD Vol.4 ~日本制圧完全版~ [~Nihon Seiatsu Kanzen Ban~] will contain live clips from.. pretty much everyone. Included in the DVD are: Phantasmagoria, ヴィドール [VIDOLL], 12012, 秘密結社コドモA [Himitsu Kessha CODOMO A (秘密結社コドモA)], SIVA, Pashya, ダリ [Dali], Arc, hurts, ネガ [NEGA], VAGERKE, Deflina Ma'riage, 音鬼 [Oto Oni], SOUND OF SILENCE, and SERPENT. In similar news, the tracklisting for Decadence2007 has finally been announced.
Looks like VIDOLL has 3 items all coming out at the end of February (ie 2/28/07):
I don't know but since I've seen it nowhere else I think this is rare..
I just want to point this out before people start freaking out and clear some things up, since I've already see one person post about this, completely believing it to be true:
hello everyone here i am again¬¬, well this time i need help... for real, i was thinking about buy a new bass, oh yeah another one ^-^, but actually i do not know about undercode instruments, and i wanna know if they use fender, jackson, guild, squier, esp etc... and when i mean instruments as well there include drums... am gonna be happy if someone knows this information about all bands of undercode. Thanks!!!!! ^_^
Well, I hope you all liked Arc. Their move to UNDER CODE PRODUCTION is now official! They've got a slew of releases planned, and are poised to have the biggest debut of any UNDER CODE band (including Phantasmagoria!). Anyways, here's the UNDER CODE news and updated release schedule:
More information has been released on the UNDER CODE BIBLE.
There will be delays in the releases of the following photo postcard collections. There isn't a reason given, but the new release dates will be posted soon:
hello all! first time posting here although i've been a member for some time, heh heh ^_^;;
I made a bunch of icons a while back, just been too lazy to post XD;;;
I just recently ripped the song "juunen go no kyou koko de..." from VIDOLL's Roman Kouhaku DVD. As far as I know, this song has never been on an album and I've never seen it online anywhere. It's a really pretty song, so I thought people might like to have it. ^__^
hi... I don't want to cause alarm or anything... but I've been snooping around a j-rock forum and I heard Yukine and hide is leaving VIDOLL? Is this true? o.O Are they disbanding? T T If this post isn't allowed, please feel free to delete it.. ^^0!
UNDER CODE News →
Last night, I went to the big-ass Under Code event in Osaka (all six Under Code bands played).
Just thought I'd write this here since no one has noticed yet...there is a new band on UNDER CODE! Himitsu Kessha CODOMO A (秘密結社コドモA)! Also, Mar'derayla (マーディレイラ ~Mar'derayla~) and HISKAREA have officially been taken down ;.; How sad! Anyway, thought you'd enjoy that!
Hi minna san!