DEZERT will release their new album, TODAY, in August.
Newbie band MAZERAN (マゼラン) have been on a roll since their new drummer 慈瑠 -Zil- (ex-GIBALTE (ジバルト)) joined in January and their first mini-album being released just last month.
A new band named MATHILDA (マチルダ) has formed, and they use every color in the crayon box.
The holidays may be long over, but it's never too late to break the news on a new(ish) band!
A new record label, BABY SITTER has formed!
KRAD will release their “first single,” abyss.
Indie label Himitsu Enban (秘密円盤) will split into two labels on December 1.
More details of the Matina memorial live have been announced (a little earlier than originally planned!):
DEVIL KITTY will resume activity!
A new band has been added to GOEMON Records' roster: POIDOL !
DEVIL KITTY guitarist Akina has been ordered to two weeks of bed rest following the discovery that he had suffered a stroke.
Paranoid≠circuS has joined a label, gained a new member, changed their name, and announced a new release!
Church-kei is SAVED...
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック)'s vocalist NOAH announced on Twitter that the band has since left ROCKSTAR RECORDS as of December 7th.
A new band, ORCALADE has formed, and it involves some notable visual veterans!
KISAKI PROJECT feat.Hitomi has just been revealed, and will be the special guest at LACK-CO. (ラッコ)'s 2016-12-16 sponsored event at Shinjuku (新宿) ReNY!
The homepage countdown has concluded, and more details on SAN's newest band LACK-CO. (ラッコ) has been revealed!
More ex-UCP bandmen are forming new bands, which is always a cool thing! Today, it was unveiled that Lara ( Cu[be] 's vocalist) is in a new band named ASHLEY (アシュリー) . In this band, he goes by a new name: "霧崎ネク (Kirisaki NEKU)." 3 members are also ex-ARREST, which was a short-lived band that has the worst luck (a bassist that stole their costume money and ran, car accidents, a CD that just never got released, etc). Hopefully this band plays out more positively...
After short-lived band the:Ø had suddenly dissolved back in January 2015, it seemed unlikely that vocalist Saica (槐) would resume band activities. However, the latest band he's joined is quite a surprise.
Yesterday, [we introduced you to new band, PISARRO (ピサロ).] Since then, it's been revealed that the band has more plans up their sleeve before their official debut in May.
If you thought this was the end of SHERELLA, then you're wrong.
THE BLACK SWAN finished their oneman, Judge the Value, today. They made three important announcements:
For newbie band FerrisWheeL, made up of ex-Crishuna and ex-Crucifixion members, yet another ex-Crucifixion member is added to the mix - guitarist Nayu (なゆ), who is currently in the band, SHERELLA.
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.
Unknown band Riddle=Dect will join the ranks of king zeebra in September.
Related to the previous post, signed to Rockstar is a """new""" band DEVIL KITTY, fronted by the very sarcastic, and somewhat eccentric, Yuuga. As some of you may remember, back in the early 2000's (prior to the closing of Eternal) there was another band named DEVIL KITTY that Yuuga was in. While this band shares the same name, they are supposed to be considered two separate entities. Yuuga's also nabbed Majyu as the drummer for this band, so I'm interested to see how active SHAPE SHIFTER is with a part-time drummer.
As of 2015-07-07, a brand new label has opened: ROCK★STAR RECORDS. One of the first artists to join is AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック), along with newly-revived DEVIL KITTY, BETTY (ベティ), THE EGOIST, MEARY (メアリー), Dear, and VISUAL Kei Enkakashu TAKASHI (ヴィジュアル系演歌歌手 TAKASHI). Check out the label's OHP for more information!
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 ❤):
Vocalist Z (of Moi Dix Mois and Art Cube) has announced that he is making a new band featuring some former UCP musicians! Their name is SHAPE SHIFTER and they are signed to DUALCORE SOUND ENTERPRISE, like Art Cube was.
Vocalist RIKU (ex-Phantasmagoria~etc.) has announced his new session band, 「C」 SESSION (「C」セッション), comprised completely of ex-chariots support members. 「C」 SESSION (「C」セッション) will hold its first live on 2015-08-25.
More is the new project of ex-Sugar vocalist Loki, and features bassist Enya from 12012 (along with ex-kiss my way guitarist JUDYjun, ex-König drummer Yune, and support pianist Yamamitsu). The band will officially start on 2015-06-25, with their first DVD single, hypno, released the day before. [Check their OHP] for more info, and catch a preview of their first release below:
REALies has announced their best album, /REALies/ 2011-2015, which will be released in two types on June 10th. [TYPE A] features single tracks and a PV collection, while [TYPE B] features B-sides―neither version features any new material. Furthermore, the band has announced their short Tokyo-Osaka-Nagoya sponsored event tour, EVERLASTING, and their “2man+1” to celebrate Ritsu's birthday, Chel's Birthday 2015.
Ray's new band, Dead Children, has been officially revealed! Their first single, [CLOSET], will be released at lives only on 2015-03-27 through Ray's label, Licht Entertainment. The band has also announced its 4-month consecutive sponsored events, /Dead Children/ PARTY. Details of that are below, but in the mean time, check out this awesome PV and song preview!
ex-NEGA bassist and Licht Entertainment president Ray has mentioned that his new band will be announced in February. According to Trombe, the name of this band is Dead Children and the lineup is the same as Ray's session [Kuromikado]. (However, I can't find confirmation of either.)
Lucifer's underground (and ex-Cu[be]) bassist Yuuri (憂里) has opened his record label, umbrella records. The label is Nagoya-based, and Lucifer's underground is the first artist. umbrella records will be releasing that band's [mini-album] on 2015-03-04.
king zeebra, the label founded by ex-SUZAKU (朱) vocalist Itsuki, will celebrate its 1 year anniversary!
GOEMON RECORDS has announced its new, limited-time, medical-themed band, Call Me!
Today, the new band of vocalist SIN (ex-BERLIN ~ etc.) and guitarist KKY (ex-Synside ~ etc.) has been announced! ALVION will hold its formation sponsored event, DAZZLING MARROW, on 2014-10-11 at Umeda (梅田) Zeela.
Pami。 (ぱみ。), ex-vocalist of Syndrome and zechs (ゼクス-zechs-), will start his new band Neologic. Their concept is “New Entertainment Orgamoze Logic”, and their self-described sound is “electro, emo, and screamo loud band”.
The other day, Sanada Ren (真田 廉) (真田 廉) (ex-Dali, etc.), announced his new project BALA★NCE. He mentioned that they would release a CD at their first live on 2014-06-11―instead, they'll actually release three things.
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?
ex-SUZAKU (朱) (朱) vocalist, and president of king zeebra, Itsuki (樹) has finally announced a new band! His time-limited project AiM MaiM (期間限定project-曖ム昧ム-) (曖ム昧ム) will feature the concept of “Gokusai RETRO POP” (極彩レトロポップ; colorful retro pop), and they've already uploaded a teaser video with a small music sample.
The lineup of AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) (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.
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:
LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) and Tatoeba Konna Hanashi (たとえばこんなはなし) (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-) (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) features SUI, MIZALY, and YUSHI of Megaromania plus CERO of zechs (ゼクス-zechs-). Today, the band has been officially revealed, meaning we have a slew of releases and live details. Let's get to it!
Here's the latest slew of minor-ish updates featuring, in no particular order, FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール), PARANOID≠CIRCUS, Vior gloire, SUZAKU (朱) (朱), GIGAMOUS (ギガマウス), CARAT (カラット) (カラット), and ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) (アルルカン):
So, I happen to know the new lineup of 2nd period LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (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:
ex-LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) (凛 -the end of corruption world-) vocalist RIKU will perform with chariots-requiem on 2014-04-15 at SHIBUYA REX. He hasn't given us further details yet―is this a full chariots revival? one-time session?―but let's hope for the best.
ex-Vior gloire vocalist/genius shall has mentioned that he will start up some sort of band activity on 2014-04-06 at Nishikujo (西九条) BRAND NEW. He says that he wanted something with a “name” (imo more formal than a session band), but something slow, with a live only every month or two. So it sounds to me like he'll be starting a continuous session band... but it can't hurt to hope for more, right?!
ex-SUZAKU (朱) (朱) bassist Kizuna (絆) has announced that his session band ABSOLUTE TERROR.F (アブソリュートテラ.F) will change to a new formal band, ISORA (イソラ) on 2014-03-08. The band will have 4 members and already has 2 original songs.
Prototype band 2 Gatsu 22 Nichi, Sekai ha Bokura wo Shiru。 (2がつ22にち、せかいはぼくらをしる。) (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'.
ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト) (シンディケイト) drummer Sami (沙美) (沙美) has announced that he will participate in session band VIRGIN HUNTER (ヴァージンハンター) 【V. Takeru (DIANA) / G. Maki (DIANA) / G. Isami (DIANA) / B. Rei (ex-Hi:BRiD) / D. Sami (沙美) (ex-CindyKate (シンディケイト))】 on 2013-07-15 at Birth Shinjuku.
Tatsuya (ex-Syndrome) new band.Here is some sample about the first single.
ライ (RAI) and ユッキー (YUKKIE) announced their new project today: N@H (N@H-ノア-) (pronounced “NoaH”)
New band FUTURISM・BOYZ has already decided their first release: a mini-album, in two types!
The new UNDER CODE PRODUCTION band is... FUTURISM・BOYZ!
KISAKI has just posted a preview picture of a new band!! (As usual, it's a super small preview shot from the photography session, so don't expect to be able to identify much.) He said that he expects these newcomers to bring fresh air to UNDER CODE, but gave no other details—more will be revealed on August 1st.!
For those of you who don't know, Affective Synergy is the solo project of ex-Synside guitarist LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-). It's not UNDER CODE affiliated, but we all like Synside, and I like LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-), so~ Just wanted to mention the project's first release: 1st maxi-single, Eternity Colors, will be released on 2011-07-06.
KISAKI recently announced at his ameba blog that Vior gloire's 1st Single will be released on 2011.08.17- It will be named 「インスパイア」 (inspired)- Also ViorGloire will make their stage debut 2011.07.16 at Ikebukuro CYBERhere's the [LINK] for his AMEBA entry
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!
UNDER CODE hasn't officially announced this one yet, but the second new band is called Vior gloire! (I suppose they were going for French, “see glory”?) As I said, they don't have a page up at the OHP yet, but this image was uploaded in a folder:!
The new UNDER CODE PRODUCTION band has been announced: REALies!
Basicly we have waited for the details since the first day of this month and now we get something out of KISAKI. A couple of pictures taken from the shooting of the first PV. Apparently this band is starting with it. Though I might be wrong about all this so correct me if he's talking about some other producing company's band. That would be odd though...
If you recall, back in January I posted about two new bands joining UNDER CODE. The first band turned out to be 朱 (SUZAKU (朱)), but no details were available about the other new band. Well, KISAKI has just made a post with a little information!
Edit: Since posting this morning, their details have been revealed! So first things first...
KISAKI posted about the new UNDER CODE band that we've been hearing about, 朱 (“Aka”).
Details about 朱(Aka) will be announced at UCP OHP at 2011/03/01.
Off topic 'cause this is more just bits of info for discussion~
KISAKI threw us a little teaser... He's revealed the name of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's new band:
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...
Just a quickie: KISAKI says that something will be announced at the New Year countdown live, and it sounds like something good. What do you think it is?
I just arrived back home from LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-)'s performance in Meguro, where I got a bunch of Under Code-related flyers.
![凛 -the end of corruption world-]
The name of KISAKI's new band has been revealed: 凛 (Rin).
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 I previously posted this here, but locked the entry since I wasn't 100% sure. But now I am! シンディケイト (CindyKate (シンディケイト)) is joining UNDER CODE PRODUCTION and already has a release planned. The band's section at the UCP OHP is here, and there's already a sample up!
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's new band has been revealed: Synside! (You may remember them as the unknown band appearing at UNDER CODE's new year event.) Lots of news regarding them, so hang in there. Just think of it as a Thanksgiving treat!
KISAKI confirmed today that a new band will join UNDER CODE PRODUCTION on 2009-12-01. Details should be revealed on that day at UNDER CODE's OHP.
While not pertaining directly to UNDER CODE, ゾディア (ZODIA (ゾディア)) fans will be happy to see this bit of news!
① chariots officially changed their logo with the release of 光 (Hikari) back on 2009-10-07. (Definitely old news, but I needed to put it somewhere for future reference.)
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:
① Dali's rest period began today, so 苓 (Ren) started a new, temporary band for the meantime. 苓's (Ren's) temporary band is called ロットマン (LOTMAN (ロットマン)), and they already have a maxi-single planned. More details can be found at the Dali LiveJournal community here.
This band does not belong to UNDER CODE PRODUCTION, but I thought it was cool/relevant enough to post here.
I must have not been the only person having trouble downloading purchases from UNDER GROUND MUSIC. It seems that the site has been taken down and replaced with the "coming soon" page that was previously there.
① UNDER GROUND MUSIC, the UNDER CODE download site, is now open. It seems to be pretty nice! It features most major releases and a few distribution releases from a good amount of UNDER CODE's bands. It seems that it will also feature non-UNDER CODE bands sometime in the future. Registration is free, and each song is about 210 yen (around 2 dollars). There are also some site-limited releases, mostly live tracks as of now.
① Some time ago, I mentioned that the title strip of The End of Missing announced an UNDER CODE PRODUCTION download site. At the time, I was unsure if it was still planned or not. Well, it's actually going to happen! Sometime in June, UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's download site, UNDER GROUND MUSIC will go online. Pretty cool!
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 [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.
① UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has a new band. Sort of? The band's name is GRIEVER, and, according to the OHP, they are receiving UNDER CODE's full support and backing. They will be holding two events on 11/29 and 11/30, at which their first two CDs will be freely distributed.
Just a bunch of small updates I felt were note-worthy.
① As promised, details regarding the new UNDER CODE band have been released. The new band, as expected, is 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN (平成維新)) and is comprised of at least two(?) members of Anjyu'. The band's concept is "SECOND CULTURE," whatever that means, and its lineup is as follows: 拓 (Taku) on vocals, YUKKIE (most likely ex-Anjyu') on guitar, JILL on guitar, 善 (Yoshi) (definitely ex-Anjyu') on bass, and ライ (Rai) on drums.
Two new bands have been added to the UNDER CODE roster. Lamina and E'm～grief～. You can view their pictures/lineups via the OHP.
① The newest episode of KISAKI's bi-weekly radio show revealed another new UNDER CODE band. The band's name is Lamina and they appear to be brand new. Two of the members, vocalist イブキ (Ibuki) and guitarist 晄 (Akira?) are featured as guests in the newest episode, so you can see them by watching it here (you'll need a Bands@id account).
① I'll get right to it. The UNDER CODE PRODUCTION OHP was updated this morning with additional details about several upcoming releases. The cover art of three CDs (by ClearVeil, chariots, and Dali) was posted along with some previously unannounced tracklistings/release information. Covers can be found at the new release page and the new information can be found below.
① More details about the new UNDER CODE PRODUCTION band, Megaromania have been posted. Their lineup is 翠-Sui- on vocals, 美沙麗-Misery- on guitar, 蜘影-Chikage- on guitar, 氷牙-Hyoga- on bass, and 憐蛇-leda- on drums. Their only lives announced this far are a twoman with Deshabillz and participation in a Dali event. They already have three singles planned, all due out on 2008/05/28: 美醜の果実 (Bishuu no Kajitsu), God of Megaromania-純血ノ刻印- (God of Megaromania -Junketsu no Kokuin-), and Angelical Jewelry. Each single will cost 1,260 yen, contain 2 tracks, and be limited to 3,000 pressings. The official OHP (for now) can be found here, and it promises more details soon. (As of right now, there is no image of the band, but there is an image of their logo.)
① Maybe this is old and I'm just crazy, but according to the Deshabillz page at the UNDER CODE OHP, the new UNDER CODE band is called Megaromania. They will be holding a twoman live with Deshabillz on June 1st.
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.
ClearVeil, the latest band scheduled to join UNDER CODE in Jan. 08', now has a page up on the UNDER CODE OHP! Information such as live schedules, discography, and releases are now up!
According to their blog, ClearVeil will begin a three month consecutive release campaign in March of 2008! I'm definitely impressed. Let's hope that the new releases are good!
Brand X just updated with a slew of new releases @__@
① It's not extremely surprising, considering UNDER CODE's live activities lately, but as of yesterday, Anjyu' is now a part of the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION family. And it appears they've already announced their first UCP releases: two consecutive singles.
① Himitsu Kessha CODOMO A (秘密結社コドモA) (秘密結社コドモA) is back! With six members! I don't know why! Anyways, they've got new costumes, six members, and two new releases. Pretty awesome. Check behind the cut for information about the releases and a link to the new costumes.
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:
Everyone knows that UNDER CODE has taken on three new bands this year, but apparently they aren't done. The borderline-oshare band Arc ~大人になりたくないコドモ達~ held a free one-man last night, where they apparently announced that they will be joining UNDER CODE. I wasn't at the live, and am going only on reports from other people, so don't take what I say to be 100% concrete.
Wow. It seems that VAGERKE has really had an effect on KISAKI. After announcing that UNDER CODE will be publishing their new CD, KISAKI has announced that he is creating an entire sub-label for them. The new label, ROAD AWAKE, will be part of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION, but will sign only hardcore bands. Of course, VAGERKE is the new label's first band. Those of you familiar with Matina's history probably aren't surprised by this, as KISAKI just loves to create sub-labels.
As you all know, Under Code has signed 2 "new" bands to themselves (though neither are really new at all). The first is ダリ (Dari), but they're really just a re-born シュガーフォルクフール (sugar for/lkfull). The second (and the one this post is indirectly about) is Pashya. They are four of the five ex-ルフィー嬋命~Ruephy-Alive (ルフィー嬋命)~ members (the fifth one I guess didn't make the cut... ;-;). So, seeing as how Pashya is releasing their first single on 2/15 called 優白な聲 (Mashiro na koe; Superior white voice), I figured I'd hook you guys up with some ルフィー嬋命~Ruephy-Alive (ルフィー嬋命)~ to promote their new single!
the new undercode band ダリ is not this one:
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Appearantly Under Code has a new band コドモA (kodomo a, but romanized as Himitsu Kessha CODOMO A (秘密結社コドモA))
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!