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!
PENTAGON will celebrate their third anniversary with a national oneman tour and a new single.
NightingeiL continues to “rebuild”, with the addition of a new member.
MARCO 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)!
ARLEQUIN has revealed their new look and announced a new “single”!
PENTAGON will release their third full album, WANDERLUST, in two types on June 14!
As their latest single, Henjin Kikou, was released today, MARCO also made a surprising announcement: a best-album, Ana Futatsu (穴二つ), is already in the works!
Paranoid≠circuS has joined a label, gained a new member, changed their name, and announced a new release!
Church-kei is SAVED...
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. has revealed their new look and announced some new releases!
KARMA=SHENJING continues their limited revival with a new look and new release!
Arte Macchina will release their first single!
Party monsters PENTAGON 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.
Lilith has revealed their new look! Nice, isn't it?
PISARRO held their free oneman live today, and made several important announcements!
A new band, ORCALADE has formed, and it involves some notable visual veterans!
AVANCHICK has revealed their new artist photos and the covers/tracklist for their upcoming album.
As promised, Lack-co. 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.
The homepage countdown has concluded, and more details on SAN's newest band Lack-co. has been revealed!
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.
ARLEQUIN 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.
PISARRO have finally released their first PV! However, it's not for [either one of their newest singles], but for an older release...
More details have been revealed for MARCO's [latest distributed release]!
chariots has uploaded a preview of the PV for their upcoming single, [Kisai] (忌際).
After releasing their latest single [Senkou] just two months ago, chariots isn't slowing down - they've announced a new single, and this time, it looks like it's a nationwide release! 👍🏻
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.
MARCO 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.)
chariots have revealed more details on their newest live-limited single, [Senkou], and their new(ish) band pic has been revealed!
PENTAGON 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.
With the announcement of a new PV and a new (distributed ;w;) single, chariots is already off to an exciting start!
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.)
LIN 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 held a "tribute oneman" where they performed fan-requested songs of LIN, Megaromania, and Metis Gretel with their session band, 10TH REINCARNATION, at Ikebukuro CYBER. Here's what the fans requested:
AVANCHICK 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!
GIGAMOUS finished their 500-person-limited oneman today, and announced their national tour and first full album!
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.
THE BLACK SWAN revealed their new artist image and a preview of their RUVISH PV.
PARANOID≠CIRCUS has announced the release of their first mini-album, DREAM BOXX, on 2016-03-27. Details TBA.
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's memorial best box, [the end of corruption world], have been revealed.
LIN 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:
Just a quick note...
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.
GIGAMOUS revealed their new Egypt-inspired look today, and announced their next single, [Chouou] (頂王).
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!
Dead Children has revealed their newest PV! Black Lily will be featured on their first mini-album, [Haunted Vox].
PENTAGON 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.
PENTAGON has released the full PV to their song TETSUKIZU (テツキズ).
AVANCHICK 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.
“We tricked everyone into thinking that PENTAGON had changed routes to a POP band, lol”
LIN 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].
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?
LIN 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.
PENTAGON 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).
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].
After [recently leaving their label], GIGAMOUS 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). 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).
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].
PARANOID≠CIRCUS has revealed their awesome new artist images! Check the rest out at their [profile page].
carat 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.
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.)
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 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!
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:
pia has posted a collaborative photoshoot with the vocalists of Grieva (グリーヴァ) and ARLEQUIN. The original article is [here], but I've posted the full-res pictures below:
FOODED SEAL 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) have started a collaboration with karaoke service DAM:
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-) live, and it will take about a 1½ months to heal. LIN 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].
AVANCHICK (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:
FOODED SEAL 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: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?
Lots of good news from ARLEQUIN (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).
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.
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-) 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.
The lineup of AVANCHICK (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.
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!
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.
KISAKI upload to his youtube account a preview from Sacred Xanadu pv :D
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:
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:
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!
As mentioned [last week], the second period of LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) features SUI, MIZALY, and YUSHI of Megaromania plus CERO of zechs. Today, the band has been officially revealed, meaning we have a slew of releases and live details. Let's get to it!
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?
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].
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:
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!
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!
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.
The official web shop has added a handful of the newest photosets: