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!
D announced a new mini-album and live DVD today!
DEVIL KITTY guitarist Akina has been ordered to two weeks of bed rest following the discovery that he had suffered a stroke.
AVANCHICK has announced the details of some of their final live events.
Samples of MARCO's latest mini-album, "Seizonnoshirushi" have been released!
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!
Lack-co. has revealed their new look and announced some new releases!
On 2017-03-31, vocalist Shiki (式) will secede and GIGAMOUS will pause activities.
Little update on MARCO's live schedule:
PISARRO held their free oneman live today, and made several important announcements!
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!
AVANCHICK has revealed their new artist photos and the covers/tracklist for their upcoming album.
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's [latest distributed release]!
AVANCHICK 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 have announced yet another distributed release...\le sigh\
Mischievous will release a live-limited single, Blind Doll, in August.
Yesterday, [we introduced you to new band, PISARRO.] Since then, it's been revealed that the band has more plans up their sleeve before their official debut in May.
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.
Welp, we saw this coming...
Missed out on LIN's performance at FEST FES 2015 back in August? Then worry no more, the live event is now available to watch on DVD!
「C」 SESSION, [the newest band of Riku] (ex-LIN, 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.
ARLEQUIN will hold another twoman versus LIPHLICH on 2015-10-26.
PENTAGON 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.
FUTURISM・BOYZ will participate in a threeman on 2015-11-15―with visual bands!
LIN will appear alongside other visual kei bands for not only one visual festival, but two this year!
AVANCHICK have revealed their new look, and should be announcing a new release soon. In the mean time, three small bits of news:
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 will participate in a threeman with dieS and emmurée in September. Pretty strange combination, huh?
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.
PENTAGON 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.
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:
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 and NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST will hold their twoman live, TEARS OF /BLOOD/, in August:
LIN will hold their 4-day Halloween sponsored event, Unlimited Aesthetic:
PENTAGON 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 has also announced a twoman live versus Grieva (グリーヴァ) in August.
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].
Here's some minor news:
PENTAGON 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!
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.
ARLEQUIN 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!
carat 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 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's first anniversary live event will be held on 2015-07-31 at TSUTAYA O-WEST.
Hot indie visual label started by ex-CindyKate, 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, PENTAGON, and REALies. Check below for all the live details:
Bad luck band FOODED SEAL has mentioned that they will make an important announcement at their 2015-01-18 sponsored event. Disbandment incoming, right?
ALVION (ex-GRIEVER and Synside new band) has announced that support drummer KAREN (カレン) [ex-SUZAKU] 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.
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!
ARLEQUIN 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.
Here's a roundup of the latest news related to ARLEQUIN, ISORA, ヴァリル, SIVA, E'm ~grief~, 凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-, MASKED RIDER SYSTEM, and Vior gloire.
Oneness 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.
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 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 will participate in a threeman with BIOSPHIA and Xepher on 2014-11-26:
king zeebra, the label founded by ex-SUZAKU vocalist Itsuki, will celebrate its 1 year anniversary!
GOEMON RECORDS has announced its new, limited-time, medical-themed band, Call Me!
D.I.D Nihilizm will hold their twoman event versus THE BLACK SWAN in October.
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!
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.
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).
As you know, FOODED SEAL (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!
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) 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?!
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!!
ARLEQUIN (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 × LIPHLICH poster will be sold. Those who purchase tickets in advance via mailorder will further receive an unspecified ARLEQUIN × LIPHLICH privilege DVD.
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!
LIN (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 minor news from our UNDER CODE PRODUCTION family:
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?
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:
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!
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) and Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (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)!!
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.
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:
Since guitarist KaoL announced his secession from FOODED SEAL (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 will perform their two lives before then as a 4-member unit. FOODED SEAL has also announced their sponsored event:
GOEMON RECORDS recently announced their 1st anniversary tour. Check below for full details:
GIGAMOUS has had/announced lots of special projects lately! Check 'em out:
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:
Oneness 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!
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。):
ARLEQUIN (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:
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.
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.
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.
凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) has just announced two semi-new releases: an album re-release and a live DVD.