MIRAGE completed its 20th anniversary live today, and has announced an additional live performance!
After 7 years of hiatus, the kooky synth pop icons have returned.
It was recently announced that SCHWARZKAIN are disbanding this coming May.
As the title says, Metis Gretel will hold a one-day revival!
The holidays may be long over, but it's never too late to break the news on a new(ish) band!
As of today, llll-Ligro-, an indie darling among Western vk fans, has revived.
The blessed day has arrived as Megaromania performed together for the first time in 4 years!
chariots will pause activities on November 23.
Ashley 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.
More details of the Matina memorial live have been announced (a little earlier than originally planned!):
DEVIL KITTY will resume activity!
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.
NightingeiL continues to “rebuild”, with the addition of a new member.
AVANCHICK has announced the details of some of their final live events.
Former Eternal band Cherry are reviving for the second time this year for a one-night show.
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.
Former Storm band allure idea is reviving for one night this coming September!
Chinese visual-kei band, Lilith, have announced that they will disband after their live at Shanghai Yuyintang on April 23.
AVANCHICK has suddenly announced that they intend to disband in Autumn 2017.
To little surprise, ROCKSTAR Records officially announced it's end earlier today on Twitter.
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.
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 will pause activities.
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Today in heartwarming news: HEISEI ISHIN 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)!
Mischievous has announced that they will indefinitely pause activities after their 2017-01-23 sponsored event at Osaka (大阪) LIVEHOUSE D'.
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.
IJUIN AKIROW (伊集院 明朗) has released his best album, ALL TIME BEST.
Yayy! In celebration of the birthday of Lucifer's underground guitarist Maki (真稀), his previous bands UNDEAD, hurts, and Lamina will hold a one-day revival!
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:
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.
At today's live, Minus Jin-Say Orchestra announced that they will “freeze.”
KISAKI will participate in a 90s visual kei event in September!
Good news for fans of Oneness - 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:
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.
Stella Maria will hold a one-day revival on 2016-09-18!
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM has revealed their final look.
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.
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.
Ok, LIN announced a couple more privileges for their best album today. Here's the final list:
Se'ikspia―a wonderful Kansai-based band that was briefly produced by UNDER CODE PRODUCTION―will hold their (limited?) revival, 13 years later!
LIN'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!
And another band bites the dust...
More details of LIN's memorial best box, [the end of corruption world], have been revealed.
LIN has made their important announcement: they will disband on 2016-03-20.
Jikkentai 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.
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:
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 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.
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 guitarist CERO will be absent from the band's 2015-10-30 live at OSAKA MUSE.
A special session band made of ex-UNDER CODE PRODUCTION members will perform on 2015-11-17!
A special event has been announced for 2015-12-10 which will memorialize deceased HEISEI ISHIN vocalist Taku (拓). Several special acts will appear―almost all of which were part of the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION family ❤.
Oneness 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.
Earlier this year, carat 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 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'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.
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.
Legendary Soleil/Matina bands Vasalla 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.
AiM MaiM 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 will end activities (disband).
In memorial of their upcoming disbandment, Oneness 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].
Bad luck band FOODED SEAL 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 will make an important announcement and disband.
Legendary bands Vasalla 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.
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!
carat 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.
carat, 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 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.
At their 2015-01-18 live, bad luck band FOODED SEAL 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 lives planned in the future.
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!
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 is temporarily changing their name to ネオロジ (NEOLOGI), 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.
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.
FUTURISM・BOYZ has finally made an official announcement regarding vocalist CO-: he has officially seceded from the band as of 2014-09-02.
On 2014-09-08, ex-ZODIA, 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).
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, CindyKate, and REALies!
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!
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.
king zeebra president and ex-SUZAKU (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!
LIN (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:
FOODED SEAL (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.
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), which was originally held in 2012... which means that CindyKate will hold a one day revival!!
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?
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!
MonoLog―new band of ex-Synside guitarist kikyo, which featured ex-SUZAKU (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.
Ultimate Sonic, the solo project of ex-ZODIA (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!
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!
So, I happen to know the new lineup of 2nd period LIN (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:
Raychel BAND (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...
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:
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.)
Prototype band 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi, Sekai ha Bokura wo Shiru。 (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'.
A few updates on 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。):
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:
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) has announced three Christmas presents for fans:
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.
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.
LOTMAN (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.
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 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-) will release a live DVD of their June 30th indefinite activity pause oneman live, Obscure Ideal ~Judgement of fortune~.
Megaromania vocalist Sui has revealed that the band will not hold a last one man in Nagoya.
Vior gloire announced at their June 8th oneman that they will disband this year.
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...
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) announced that they intend to pause activities. The band's current remaining activity is as follows:
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!!
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.
KISAKI has just posted in his blog that UNDER CODE PRODUCTION will close. Below is his message, translated by Ku at Shattered-Tranquility.net:
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...
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.
SUZAKU has published their revival photos! Remember, bassist 絆-kizuna- and drummer 火憐-karen- are new to the band. SUZAKU 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-profile.png)](http://www.weloveucp.com/uploads/2011-12-01-SUZAKU-profile.png)L→R: V. 樹-ituki-, G. 鴉-karasu-, G. 葉月-hazuki-, B. 絆-kizuna-, B. 火憐-karen-
朱 (SUZAKU) 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.)
As you know, chariots started out as a band, but became RIKU's solo project after “disbanding.” As a solo project, chariots has been only intermittently active—and according to RIKU's blog, as of the end of this year, chariots will end forever. Before ending, chariots will hold one last tour, subculture Final-edition.
Cecir updated the E'm ~grief~ blog to note that today, August 19th, marks the 3rd anniversary of the band's first live at Shibuya O-WEST. He hopes that the fans and band members can celebrate the next one together.
It's just been announced that Pashya will hold yet another one day revival. This one will take place during the 朱 (SUZAKU) sponsored event, 朱宴-宵- (Shuen -Yoi-), which will be held on 2011-06-19 at ESAKA MUSE.
Thanks to ViSULOG, we finally have some official announcements regarding Vior gloire! The band has announced its first release, its first live/sponsored event, and its first oneman. But let's start with their first official photo!
ネガ has finally announced their full revival. And the first order of business is a name change! The band has officially changed their name to NEGA to represent their new period. Of course, it wouldn't be complete without a new look ↓
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
First of all, Megaromania will be release a new mini-album! (No other details are available.) To celebrate the release, as well as their 3rd anniversary (yay!), they'll be holding a three-day sponsored event—which seems to be a threeman, but they're not calling it that, so whatever:
In the MC during NEGA's set at last night's UNITED LINK for JAPAN charity concert, the band announced that it will revive with a 2011-07-26 oneman at 渋谷 (Shibuya) O-WEST. Before that, they'll play another one-off live on 2011-06-04.
Ok, this is super late; as in, like 6 months late. I just managed to never post it somehow, so forgive me!
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 >>
The NEGA guys have updated their blogs today, and it seems that a revival will soon be upon us!
I forgot to post this, over and over. I'm really sorry that it's so late now.
Cecir updated the E'm ~grief~ blog yesterday, and although I won't insult you guys with my terrible translation, I can give you the gist:
UNDER CODE OHP has just updated with official Megaromania details!
If you recall, Megaromania was to make an announcement at the New Year live last night. Well, there hasn't been any official announcement on the web yet, so I can't confirm, but this is what 2ch had to say:
UNDER CODE has just announced its 8th anniversary (!) event, DYNAMITE EXPLOSION. The event will take place over three days: 2011-03-06, 03-08, and 03-10. The event seems pretty standard, aside from Lycaon participating, but there is one really cool thing about it...
According to unofficial sources, Arc's important announcement today was that they are disbanding in April. This hasn't been officially announced online yet, so no other details are available at this time.
The bad news continues
This is HEISEI ISHIN Yoshi's blog post about their disbanding. It was longer than I thought ;_;, but I hope it will help people who cared about (or were wondering about) HEISEI ISHIN and Yoshi to find some answers or plain to move on.
This month, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) announced their first post-UNDER CODE activities: a series of oneman lives through December called BREAK MY LIFE-SIZE!. However, I never posted about them here because I was waiting until the band announced something more concrete about its future (which label it would be with, what genre it would be switching to, etc.). Well, they finally announced their plans:
It was officially announced the other day that Anjyu' and 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will both be appearing at the 関西制圧2010~2011 (Kansai Seiatsu 2010~2011) new year event. [But we already knew that], so~
Ok, this is sort of convoluted, but stick with me: remember the new omnibus I posted about this morning? UNDER CODE just uploaded a flyer advertising it. I guess UCP is actually involved with the omnibus somehow (I thought it was just SHOXX), because there's an additional ad at the bottom of the flyer for the 関西制圧2010~2011 (Kansai Seiatsu 2010~2011) event.
Just a tiny update: E'm ~grief~'s activity pause oneman will take place on 2010-12-29 at aube shibuya, and will be called The end of ~grief~.
E'm ~grief~ had a big announcement at their 2010-10-11 show: they'll be indefinitely pausing activity as of their 2010-12-29 oneman. Great \:D/
Looks like UNDER CODE's resident session bands 水風船 (Mizufuusen) and ㈱ネガエンタープライゼス ((Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) will be holding the ultimate showdown: the loser of this epic live battle may be forced to disband!
I posted earlier about NEGA's temporary activity pause. Details of their last lives before the pause have already been revealed! The band will hold two oneman lives in September, and will officially pause activities (temporarily!) after the second one.
Last night, NEGA held their 5th anniversary oneman live, Depart[ure] ~審判の夜~ (Depart[ure] ~Shinpan no Yoru~). Their important announcement was that the band will be temporarily pausing activities.
平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will graduate from UNDER CODE PRODUCTION on September 30th.
This obviously isn't UNDER CODE news, and most of you probably know already, but they were part of the family once, so I'm posting it anyway!
Just a quickie: at their revival live last night, Megaromania announced that a new release is coming. They haven't announced what type of release, when it will be released, etc., but those details should be revealed through the OHP soon.
① At the 水風船 (Mizufuusen) vs. ㈲ネガエンタープライゼス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) live last night, ㈲ネガエンタープライゼス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) sold their first single. The single came in five types, each one having the same song but a different comment track. Each type had the same cover art to make it impossible to visually tell which version is which. But on the plus side, they were all signed by the band! The single was live limited, so your chances to get it are gone... Yeah, I know, kind of late notice, but they didn't even announce it until the day of the live!
ClearVeil is disbanding. They will be holding their last oneman tour, Termination, through June and July. The first oneman will take place on 2010-06-20 at 目黒鹿鳴館 (Meguro Rock May Kan). The second will take place on 2010-06-30 at 難波 (Nanba) ROCKETS. And finally, on 2010-07-04, ClearVeil will hold the third oneman of their tour at 名古屋 (Nagoya) E.L.L and will officially disband.
All of this is old, but whatever, it's cool!
Well, it's official: chariots will still be around. The former band is now officially RIKU's solo project. The project's first live will be on 2010-05-03 at ESAKA MUSE. The live, subculture, is sponsored by chariots and will also feature NEGA and 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN).
I was stalking ameba blogs again and on erize's (kelli) blog I came across this:
They aren't edited, so I got random corners while selecting the screencap area (I had to do it fast)
Phantasmagoria began a limited revival on December 31st of last year. Part of the limited revival included a 60 minute premium live to celebrate the release of their maxi-single Diamond Dust. According to an interview, the members originally contemplated embarking on a full revival after the live, but eventually decided against it. That, along with KISAKI's announcement to form a new band, means that Phantasmagoria's Diamond Dust in Truth ~新たな約束~ (Diamond Dust in Truth ~Aratana Yakusoku~) live on April 5th at 大阪 (Osaka) BIG CAT will be their last ever. This post is a recap of all the important information regarding that day.
・・・Mass Update Trilogy・・・
① Phantasmagoria is collaborating with INDIVISUAL and USTREAM to bring us something very special. Phantasmagoria's 2010-04-05 limited revival finale live will be streamed live online to the whole world!! This is extremely special, as the live sold out long ago.
① KISAKI has made an important announcement to all fans. As you know, on 2009-12-31, Phantasmagoria began an activity revival. However, this revival was never to be permanent. Therefore, Phantasmagoria's limited revival will end on 2010-04-05.
① As some people predicted, drummer 憐蛇-Leda- is the member who will be leaving Megaromania.
① Megaromania has been featured on VISUNAVI's main page. As you know, Oblivious (details here) will be the band's last release with its current lineup. Each member of Megaromania gave an official comment about that news in the VISUNAVI feature. You can read their comments here.
Cure is sponsoring a really cool, three-part online event to celebrate Phantasmagoria's limited revival.
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).
The album announcement is a few days old, but the reason behind it isn't...
So still no word on an official revival, but... Phantasmagoria is releasing two new CDs!
秋都 (Akito), 知 (Tomo), 絽希 (Roki), and 零也 (Reiya) are leaving chariots. That's right, 戮 (Riku) will be the only remaining member. The band's final tour with the current lineup, carnage opera, will take place from 2010-02-14 to 2010-02-27 throughout Japan.
I've refrained from posting Dali news, since there were constant updates for a while. But now that everything seems to be over, here goes!
Details of 首都制圧 2009~2010 (Shuto Seiatsu 2009~2010), UNDER CODE's New Year countdown event, have been released. As previously stated, it will take place on 2009-12-31 through 2010-01-01 at 東京キネマ倶楽部 (Tokyo KINEMA Club). Special goods will be available at the live. The lineup is as follows:
晄 (Aki) (ex-Lamina, hurts, Mëbíus, AZALEA) injured his hand, and has been unable to recover in time to appear at 江坂制圧2009 5DAYS (Esaka Seiatsu 2009 5DAYS). Because of this, there have been changes to the bands he was to perform with:
① KISAKI wrote in his blog that E'm~grief~ will have an announcement in August. What it's regarding is unknown. He asks us to look forward to it and to anticipate it. Cecir mentions that he's excited to "lift the ban on the new information". Judging from this context it appears to be a positive announcement.
① brodiaea unveiled new costumes at their 覚醒する鼓動 (Kakuseisuru Kodou) event yesterday. Unfortunately, they also announced that they will indeed be pausing activities. Fortunately, they use the term "activity pause" instead of "disbandment," and they say that it's a positive decision, so we'll hopefully see them come back after a few months.
① For uh, some reason, another date has been added to UNDER CODE's 日本制圧2009 tour. The special event will feature 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) and ネガ (NEGA) in a twoman live/BATTLE! Get ready for a mouthful of a name: 「日本制圧2009 -SPECIAL EDITION-」 -ネガ VS 平成維新 ツーマン公演 地下線霍乱維新党～平成NEGATIVISM～- (「Nihon Seiatsu 2009 -SPECIAL EDITION-」 -NEGA VS HEISEI ISHIN TWOMAN Kouen Chikasenkakuran Ishintou ～Heisei NEGATIVISM～-) will take place on 2009-05-30 at OSAKA MUSE. BE THERE OR BE SQUARE.
① Dali will be sponsoring a new event on 06-27. The even is entitled TOUKYOU SUMUSUMUMURIKU MELLOW and is to be held at Shinjuku RUIDO K4. The lineup consists of Dali, SIVA, Secilia LUNA, Ashe', JIGORO, ALSDEAD, Lupo Label, and M. (Anyone know what that bit in the middle of the title means?)
① KISAKI announced some big news on his blog today. First, it seems that UNDER CODE is to have a new sub-label: HAUNTED HOUSE RECORDS. The label's first release will be a best album for the band FLESH FOR FLANKENSTEIN. I honestly don't know much about them; they're somewhat old, and the project of former ALUCARD vocalist 伊集院 明朗 (Ishuuin Meirou? Corrections welcome). They seem to be kind of a big deal though; KIYOHARU is to be the guest vocalist on some songs on the best album, and the cover of it was done by Rockin'JellyBean (who have done work for ROLLING STONES and other big names). Those who buy the album from the UNDER CODE NET SHOP will receive a special CD. The band's website for now is here. I'm not sure if they're to be something permanent like VAGERKE or if they're going to be like Deshabillz.
① So it looks like Lamina won't be disbanding. They will, however, be changing members at some point. Before that, they're releasing a full album to commemorate their current lineup. The album has 13 songs total, some of which are new (how many are new isn't being announced, but, knowing UNDER CODE, it could be one new song or something).
① [From the UNDER CODE OHP] More awesome news for ネガ (NEGA) fans: the band will be releasing two brand new singles next year. There are no types, every song is new, and the tracklistings are already announced. Pretty cool! There's also an official privilege; those who buy both new singles at the same time will be eligible to receive a special DVD of some sort. No details regarding the DVD have been given, but more information will be available in the packaging of the CD's themselves.
PHANTASMAGORIA WILL BE HOLDING THEIR LAST AMERICAN EVENT AT ANIME EXPO IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA!
① (Both of these are kind of late updates, but that's the fun of being in school) Brand X has posted information for the final release of Anjyu'. Unsurprisingly, it's a best album (thus making Anjyu', what, the fourth UNDER CODE band to announce one recently?). As of right now, it seems that none of the tracks will be remastered or re-recorded, but there is a new track (or multiple new tracks?). It's also not really clear of the album will contain tracks only from their time as an UNDER CODE band or if it will also include songs released while they were with HOLIDAY. In any case, the album, entitled Anjyu' ベスト [Anjyu' BEST], will be released on 5/21, and will contain 12 songs for the price of 3,150 yen. (The product code is ANCD-001, for anyone who cares~)
① Earlier this month, KISAKI announced that he would be composing the first revival single for Deshabillz (a "legendary" group that had disbanded in 1998). Well, Brand X just listed the single (which means you can now pre-order it), and it's apparently being published with UNDER CODE. Although I doubt this means Deshabillz is part of the label, it's still pretty cool. Since it's an UNDER CODE release, information is below.
I keep re-reading it, thinking that I've made a mistake, but KISAKI posted an announcement at his blog that Anjyu' is disbanding. Yeah.
i have just read in a forum that Kibouya Honpo is gonna to disband in february
Just a quick, but important update.
http://phantasmagoria.livejournal.com/ tried to post this, but her account isn't working right now. So here's her post:
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.
Well as we all know it's the graduation tommorrow! Rame mentions valentines day and something about it being his and Jui's mothers birthday. Either that or I translated wrong. But I wish the bands all the luck where ever they go^.^ They will be missed at UCP
Ok, I just had to delete the last post; it was already getting out of hand. Sorry about that. Here is a direct translation of KISAKI's situation. Please note that KISAKI has NOT been arrested, he has only been accused. And please, let's keep the comments fair. This post has potential to turn ugly, and I want to make sure it doesn't.
I guess this will be old news to most of you (since, oh my god, it's two days late), but here goes:
Well, you can add two more CDs to the growing "UC shit to buy" list. Yeah, I know what you're thinking; "What?! Is 12012 releasing another 500 type single?!" No! These releases kind of took me off guard. Anyways:
Ok, I've gotten way behind on the release news (these like, stealth releases keep getting announced, so there's A LOT). So, here's kind of a quick overview:
Yay! I was checking KISAKI's journal today, and he's made another entry about Dari. Again, all I can do is Babelfish the hell out of it, but the important part of the entry seems to make complete sense. It may be completely wrong, but here's what I've been able to make out:
So uh, anyone up for a bit of translating? I was browsing KISAKI's blog, and found an entry titled 「ダリのメンバーとミーティング!?」 (Dari no MEMBER to MEETING!?) [Dari Member and Meeting!?]. Unfortunately, the title is all I can make out xD. It seems to have something to do with the reason for Shunsaku "leaving," and more information about their revival. But uh, I'm just using online translators, so who knows. Entry is under the cut for anyone who cares or wants to give it a try.
It was reported on the Undercode blog today that Dali will be pausing activities for a while. Here is the message:
Karen is going to disband on February 2006. This news was annouced on their concert from December 7.
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!