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!).
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) will hold a twoman tour vs Royz, PSYCHO CRUSHER (サイコクラッシャー), on 2017-02-05, 25, & 26 at TSUTAYA O-EAST, Nagoya (名古屋) BOTTOM LINE, and Osaka (大阪) BIG CAT, respectively.
ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) vocalist (and current GOEMON RECORDS president) YU-I (ユーイ) appears at the bottom of the flyer, so I suppose he'll MC or otherwise participate.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) recently announced the simultaneous release of two conceptual singles, and a conceptual oneman tour to accompany them.
Maxi-singles Makka na Uso (真っ赤な嘘) [red theme] and Kageboushi (影法師) [black theme] will both be released on 2017-03-01. Further details are TBA.
Their conceptual oneman tour, Uso to Kage -Jibun wo Tamotsu tame no 2tsu no Kao- (嘘と影-自分を保つ為の2つの顔-), will kick off on 2017-03-04 at Sendai (仙台) HooK. They'll play two dates at each venue: one “red day,” and one “black.” Attendees are asked to dress in the respective color of that day.
(2017-03-04, 12, 19, 21, 26, 28, and 2017-04-02, 08, & 16 are red days; 2017-03-05, 11, 18, 22, 25, 29, and 2017-04-01, 09, & 15 are black days.)
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) vocalist Aki (暁) will appear in ROCK AND READ 069.
The album is finished and will be released on 2016-11-18 through PURE LEGEND RECORDS. It can be purchased here.
A sample of his vocal on the song Doki No Sakura can be heard around 1:10 in the following video:
The tracklist and cover art for chariots' mini-album, Shinkou ni Yurameku, Hakanaki Sekirei (深紅に揺らめく、儚き鶺鴒), were released.
Shinkou ni Yurameku, Hakanaki Sekirei (深紅に揺らめく、儚き鶺鴒)
- under world
- Rinpun (鱗粉)
- Libido (リビドー)
- Zetsubou Shoujo (絶望少女)
- Shinkou ni Yurameku, Hakanaki Sekirei (深紅に揺らめく、儚き鶺鴒)
chariots also announced privileges for the mini-album from Like an Edison, Brand X, Jishuban Club, little HEARTS., CROSS CAT, PureSound, SKULL ROSE:
Each store's privilege includes a comment DVD. All stores, except CROSS CAT, also include a group photo (except Like an Edison and Brand X, which include a photoset instead).
Also, the band's contribution to the DEEP MORE DEEP #4 omnibus was a remake of the song SUGAR POWDER (シュガァパウダー).
Copyband session event, CAPTAIN FREEDOM Dai5dan (CAPTAIN FREEDOM 第5弾), will be held on 2016-11-13 at Umeda (梅田) Zeela. Arte Macchina bassist Shio (紫緒) and drummer PEPA will participate in a Hamada Mari (浜田 麻里) cover band, and GLARD vocalist Naoya will participate in PROJECT Ko~chin (プロジェクトこ~ちん) (an Acid Black Cherry / Janne Da Arc / VAMPS cover band).
GOEMON RECORDS will hold its yearly New Year event, 2017☆Goemon Shinnenkai~ Atsumare! Goemon GYAA!! (2017☆ごえもん新年会~ 集まれ!ごえもんギャっ!!), on 2017-01-06 at TSUTAYA O-EAST. ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) and PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) will participate, obvs.
(Can we please get an awesome new GOEMON RECORDS band already?!)
GOEMON RECORDS is apparently recruiting songwriters:
“We are now looking for people who can write good songs. Bandmen who are confident in their songwriting: please send one song to the address below! We will contact you afterward. Thank you!”
I wonder if they're working on a new band, or just trying to find good ghostwriters...?
GOD CHILD RECORDS has opened Mad Tea Party MAGAZINE web, an online version of its MTP magazine.
It currently features interviews with D, GOTCHAROCKA, and ASAGI (D) × Shinya (DIR EN GREY). The site also features data (short interviews) of , GOTCHAROCKA, GIGAMOUS (ギガマウス), D, , and LACK-CO. (ラッコ), among many others.
GOTCHAROCKA will hold a oneman in celebration of guitarist JUN's birthday, “Shin・V Kei Senshi JUUNLIGHT Densetsu ~Gomen ne, Sugaojanakute~ (“新・V系戦士ジューンライト伝説~ごめんね、素顔じゃなくて~), on 2016-11-17 at Shinjuku (新宿) ReNY.
At the event, JUN will release his limited Bishoujo GR's (美少女GR's) tshirt (4,000 yen), which comes in one size and resembles a girl's school uniform.
He'll also release JUN LiVE PHOTO BOOK KiCK ASS DEViLS (2,700 yen), a 32-page, A4-size collection of live photographs of the guitarist.
By the way, GOTCHAROCKA's new single, Ash, releases today.
Insanity Injection will release their mini-album Psychotic Cabaret on 2016-11-11. It basically features 4 new songs, an SE, and their 2 previously-released digital singles.
The band will hold a three-part sponsored event, Psychotic Cabaret -CURTAIN CALL-, on 2016-11-24, 25, & 30 at Americamura (アメリカ村) FANJ twice, Nagoya (名古屋) HOLIDAY NEXT, and Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA, respectively.
PENTAGON (ペンタゴン) will participate in a twoman with A9, 【BLACK PERIOD】, on 2017-01-27 at Umeda (梅田) CLUB QUATTRO. The dress code for attendees is all black.
Sanada Ren (真田 廉) will hold his sponsored event, 2016_sanada_logout, on 2016-11-19 at cafe make. Those who purchased a ticket online between 2016-10-01 and 2016-10-11 received his demo_3 CD-R.
More to come, at some point in the future.