KRAD will release their “first single,” abyss.
PENTAGON will celebrate their third anniversary with a national oneman tour and a new single.
D announced a new mini-album and live DVD today!
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.
ARLEQUIN has uploaded samples from their upcoming single, [puzzle]! They've also revealed the hideous cover art 😉
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)!
For the past few weeks, members of DEVIL KITTY have been teasing a big announcement for June 15th, 2017. The day finally came, and with it the news of a new CD, new promo pictures, and a new guitarist.
THE BLACK SWAN will have a new music release on 2017-10-25.
chariots will release a new mini-album in August.
ARLEQUIN has revealed their new look and announced a new “single”!
chariots has released new samples from their latest single, Succubus.
PENTAGON will release their third full album, WANDERLUST, in two types on June 14!
Earlier this morning (in EST, that is), DEVIL KITTY released the full music video for their upcoming single. Shortly after, they also uploaded a preview of the other two songs.
NEiN released their 1st album at 2017/01/11
Paranoid≠circuS has joined a label, gained a new member, changed their name, and announced a new release!
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!
On 2017-03-31, vocalist Shiki (式) will secede and GIGAMOUS will pause activities.
Arte Macchina will release their first single!
THE BLACK SWAN has announced their 5th single: RAGE.
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.
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Lilith has revealed their new look! Nice, isn't it?
Lack-co. recently posted a sample video for their upcoming mini-album.
"Victorian steam caravan" band Arte Macchina has mentioned that they will release their first single sometime this winter.
PISARRO held their free oneman live today, and made several important announcements!
ARLEQUIN has revealed the cover and tracklist of their upcoming single, KARMA. They also released a sample earlier this month.
A new band, ORCALADE has formed, and it involves some notable visual veterans!
IJUIN AKIROW (伊集院 明朗) has released his best album, ALL TIME BEST.
Keeping up with their collaborative habits, SHAPE SHIFTER is going to participate in another split single--this time with More entitled "In the Depth." . Like their previous shared releases, this CD will contain a song previously released by both bands featuring a vocalist swap. This time, however, there is one new song in which both bands participated in its recording.
After releasing two digital singles earlier this summer, Insanity Injection has announced the release of their first mini-album, now entitled, Psychotic Cabaret! Details are scarce for now, but the EP is slated for release on November 11 and I presume it to be another digital release...
chariots have finally released details on their new mini-album, now entitled, 深紅に揺らめく、儚き鶺鴒 (Shinkou ni Yurameku, Hakanaki Sekirei)! The CD will be released on November 16, and will cost 2700 yen. The band also took a new artist photo just 2 months after their last one (lol).
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.
SHAPE SHIFTER are releasing their first multi-type single this October, entitled 枯れた瞳 (Kareta hitomi).
Samples of PENTAGON 's new mini-album are now up on Youtube. Do you have a favorite?
Rockstar Records veterans AVANCHICK are releasing their first album soon: 明日もし世界が終わっても (Ashita Moshi Sekai ga Owatte mo)! Keeping with their interesting release names, this title means something like "If the world also ends tomorrow" in English.
chariots has announced their first mini-album! (Since reviving, anyway.)
PENTAGON are releasing a new mini-album this August entitled "絶叫！ (Zekkyou!)." Unlike their previous mini, this CD will come in a regular and limited edition. The [regular type] will come with 7 songs, and the [limited edition] comes with 6 tracks and a PV-DVD for their new song "ボクラノウタ (BOKURA NO UTA)." Both types will include "POPCORN MONSTER," which was their last single.
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! 👍🏻
After releasing [their latest live-limited single] just yesterday, MARCO have announced yet another distributed release...\le sigh\
PISARRO have been on a roll since they formed only 3 months ago. [After simultaneously releasing three one-coin singles back in April], the band have another one-coin single in the works, plus a live-limited release.
ARLEQUIN has revealed the covers and tracklists of their upcoming album, [Utopia]!
PINOKIO will release its first single!
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.
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.)
In spite of their bassist seceding, SHAPE SHIFTER is moving ahead with activities and announced the release of their new single [鳥籠 (Torikago)].
ARLEQUIN announced at their show on April 2nd that they will be releasing their 2nd full-length album named "Utopia." Like their previous releases, this album will come in 3 types and is due to drop on June 8th, 2016.
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.
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.)
A few details have emerged regarding the full release of THE BLACK SWAN's album, OUSIA!
ARLEQUIN has released the tracklistings, cover art, and song previews for their upcoming single, PARANOIA.
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!
AVANCHICK vocalist NOAH will participate in American rock project Lightning Strikes, which features musicians related to KISS, Yngwie Malmsteen, and more.
Insanity Injection's first CD, ADVENT OF SLAUGHTER, will be released through ELE-MUSIC, and will also be available worldwide via digital download. (The [cover art] is also up!)
PARANOID≠CIRCUS has announced the release of their first mini-album, DREAM BOXX, on 2016-03-27. Details TBA.
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!
For reasons unclear to me, SHOXX is participating with various artists to release special lucky bags in celebration of the magazine's 25 year anniversary and New Year 2016.
THE BLACK SWAN has revealed the tracklist for their live-distributed full album, [OUSIA-dispersed-].
More details of LIN's memorial best box, [the end of corruption world], have been revealed.
ARLEQUIN has announced their new single, [PARANOIA], to be released in two types (2 song CD + PV DVD / 3 song CD) on 2016-03-02.
NEOLOGI has announced their first single, [DD], for a 2016-01-27 release.
LIN has made their important announcement: they will disband on 2016-03-20.
Mischievous has announced their second single, [sickman], for release on 2016-01-13.
SHAPE SHIFTER announced the release of the new single, [感情雨 (Kanjouame)]! Like their first single, this CD will also be released in advanced before the official drop date at their show entitled "池袋月下雷鳴(Ikebukuro gekka raimei)." This concert will be held at Ikebukuro EDGE on February 18th.
Black Gene For the Next Scene has announced their best album and live DVD of their 2015-11-01 oneman at TSUTAYA O-EAST.
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.
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.
SHAPE SHIFTER have revealed the trailer for their first single, [Raimei] :
LIN announced today that they will release a live DVD of their anniversary oneman, Memento-Mori ~Embrace of Utopia~, from 2015-05-31.
GIGAMOUS revealed their new Egypt-inspired look today, and announced their next single, [Chouou] (頂王).
With the release of new costumes, generally, the news of a new release is often soon to follow. It has been announced that DEVIL KITTY are releasing their first mini-album in two types on October 28th. The CD will come in two types, one containing a PV and the other a 5th bonus track, and the mini is entitled "雌豚解体新書 (Mebuta Kaitai Shinsho)." No album art has been disclosed as of yet, but they have released a small PV preview. [Type-A] will cost 2,500 yen, and [Type-B] will cost 2,100.
Earlier on Twitter, SHAPE SHIFTER revealed not one, but TWO new artist pictures!
The privileges for purchasing LIN's last single, Dedicate to Graveyard and/or their live DVD, Sacred illusionism have been announced!
AVANCHICK will release their new maxi-single, Jibaku (自縛), in three types on 2015-10-28.
“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?
The LEGENDARY SIX NINE is a solo project by RUKA, the drummer of NIGHTMARE, with rotating support members. Today, the project announced its new release, SPLIT EP, which will feature two lineups: one of which is called 「LSN REUNION」 and features JUI (GOTCHAROCKA, ex-VIDOLL) on vocals!
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.
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 ❤):
Dead Children has announced their first mini-album, [Haunted Vox]! The six-track CD will be released on 2015-08-19 for 2,160 yen.
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].
GIGAMOUS has announced their first maxi-single since leaving their record label and changing their name. [JAPANESE DANCER] will be released in two types on July 22nd: Type-A with a PV and Type-B with a bonus track. Although the band is independent, the release will be published by Timely Records.
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).
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:
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM has announced the details for their second single, [SLOW]! The CD will be released on 2015-06-10 with 3 songs and a PV for the title track. Check out the preview below:
Mischievous has finally announced an official release: their first single, [AZALEA], will be released on 2015-07-08! The CD will contain two songs (the title track + DOGMA), and will apparently only be available at littleHEARTS. and fiveStars, for now.
SHERELLA has released a new trailer of their first single, 「空の時間」(sora no jikan), which will also be distributed at their first live event, Fiction Impossible Mad ingranaggi ～廻る歯車はまるで唄うかの様に～ on April 17.
PENTAGON has announced the details for their upcoming single, [Shounen WALTZ], to be released on 2015-04-29. It will come in 3 types: A, with PV; B with bonus track; and C with alternate bonus track ([full details here]). The band's new look is above, and a preview of the PV is below. What do you think?
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.
KARMA=SHENJING will freely distribute a 5 track CD at their upcoming live on 2015-03-20 at LIVE HOUSE D'. Unfortunately, the contents/details are unknown at this time :(
LIN's upcoming single, Memento Mori, now has some privileges:
THE BLACK SWAN has uploaded the full PV for their new song Ushinai (失い) from their [upcoming single]! They've also released a flyer which announces their 3rd maxi single, to be released sometime in summer 2015!
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.
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!
LIN has announced their new single \m/ The one-type CD, [Memento-Mori], contains 4 new songs and will be released on 2015-04-15. The band will reveal their new look on March 1st, kick off their next tour on March 10th, and hold their tour final oneman, Memento-Mori~Embrace of Utopia~, on 2015-05-31.
Lucifer's underground is accepting pre-orders for their [first mini-album], which is due out on 2015-03-04. The CD can be ordered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (see [this post] for details), and will be shipped on 2015-03-03. One assumes the CD will be available in stores as well... but just in case, better send that email!
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!
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!
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.
THE BLACK SWAN has announced their second maxi-single, [Shitsuai to Izon, Sono Kanshoku], to be released on 2015-03-11! There's an awesome PV preview below. Additionally, THE BLACK SWAN will hold their anniversary oneman in June.
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!
Samples of next year's REALies single, [Yukidokei], are up:
LIN's upcoming mini-album, [Recollection of Phoenix], finally has some privileges available:
At their twoman live, the:Ø mentioned that they will release a mini-album in January of 2015, and will hold a oneman to celebrate. No further details have been announced at this time.
REALies has announced their first single of the new year: Yukitokei (雪時計) will be released in two types ([PV type] / [bonus track type]) on 2015-01-14. They've also revealed their new look and announced their two-part oneman.
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.
Tatoeba Konna Hanashi will release their new maxi-single, 11min no AUDITORIUM (11minのオーディトリアム), sometime in 2015. They will also hold their oneman, 90min no AUDITORIUM (90minのオーディトリアム), on 2015-02-21, at which their new distributed CD will be released.
MASKED RIDER SYSTEM has lost members Shio (ex-HISKAREA) and PEPA, but has gained bassist Mikoto (ex-Vallquar) and zodd (ex-ZODIA)! Details of their first single, [Kairai] (傀儡) have also been revealed.
AVANCHICK has announced their two new releases!! First, their limited single, [Eternal], will be sold at lives and through the AOOS web shop. Then, their secnd maxi-single, [To Heart], will be sold in three types! Samples of both are available below:
[NUMBER MOUSE] (ex-DAS:VASSER, La'Mule, etc.) will release their new mini-album, DEGENERATED CREATURE, on 2014-11-11. They're a cool punk band with VK roots, and they'll probably sell the CD to overseas customers, so please [check it out]!
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.)
12012 has uploaded samples from their last release before their activity pause, [Ⅻ]:
the:Ø have announced that they will unveil their new costumes soon, and that they will release a single! Full details will be announced soon.
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 has announced that they will release their 4th EP, /ArcAdiA/, sometime this winter. Number of tracks and other information is unknown, but it will contain mostly new songs, 2 PVs, and some making-of footage. Current information can be found [here].
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 just finished their first oneman, and they've announced a new CD! First period re-recording CD Recollection of Phoenix will be released on 2014-12-24, and those who purchase through the web shop will further receive a re-recording of Silent To My Pain. LIN will kick off their tour Genesis of Empathize to support the release, with a two-day tour final oneman in Tokyo!
LIN has announced that they will release a coupling CD with CELL!! The CD will be sold exclusively at the lives during the two bands' coupling tour, 「Infinite」 ~Gekishin no Toki~ (「Infinite」 ~激震の時~), which will begin in October.
12012 has released the tracklist and cover for their mini-album, Ⅻ, which will be their last release before their indefinite hiatus. Be sure to click each song to see the composer (each member composed one song!):
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].
THE BLACK SWAN will release their first widely-available CD, a maxi-single entitled THE HOPELESS, on 2014-10-15!!
AVANCHICK (アヴァンチック) will release their second maxi-single, To Heart, although the date has not been announced. (By the way, [their first single], Maria, was excellent!)
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).
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) vocalist Aki (暁) has mentioned that they will release their third single, Hakaana (墓穴). Details will be announced on 2014-06-21.
The first release of second period LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-), Sacred Xanadu, has officially sold out! (Copies are still readily available online if you're looking to pick one up, though.) Good job guys!
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.
LIN has finally finished their song recording sessions, which started in December(!) of last year! Here's a bit of info about that, and some speculation:
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.
Just a quickie: KISAKI has mentioned that, in addition to recording new songs, LIN (凛 -THE END OF CORRUPTION WORLD-) has started re-recording songs from their first period. No word on if these re-recordings will be featured on their upcoming releases, or something further down the line.
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!
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.
ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) has announced the release of their new maxi-single, STELA (ステラ), for 2014-04-23. It will be released in three types: Type A with PV, Type B with bonus track ①, and Like an Edison -limited Type C with bonus track ②. The band will hold their second oneman, 「DAMEningen。」 (「ダメ人間。」) on 2014-07-26 at Takadanobaba (高田馬場) AREA to celebrate.
Oneness has announced that their anniversary single, SETSUNA SAKURETSU (セツナサクレツ) completely sold out on the first day of its release and reached #4 on ORICON indies and #44 on major charts!! Due to the strong response, the band has announced a second press featuring a group-shot jacket (as opposed to the individual member shots which graced the first press versions). The 500 yen price and tracklisting remain unchanged.
Lilith has mentioned that they are preparing their 3rd EP (their 2nd, Fenice, was recently released). Details TBA. Seems that they're doing really well for a Chinese visual band!
Lilith has uploaded samples from their second EP, Fenice, which was released on December 18. Check them out [here]. Furthermore, they have announced that the EP will be available via iTunes on 2014-01-23. Fenice is currently available at [ZEALLINK].
FOODED SEAL (フーデッドシール) has announced three Christmas presents for fans:
GIGAMOUS (ex-HEISEI ISHIN~N@H) has shared a sample of their upcoming 2nd single, SCARY GODS SHOW: [check it out here]. They've also revealed the privileges for buying the single from various retailers:
In partnership with Like an Edison, ARLEQUIN (アルルカン) has announced the release of two new songs! The first, Eclipse, will be distributed at Like an Edison stores on 2013-09-28. The second, INNOCENCE (イノセンス), will be available exclusively at Like an Edison as a purchase privilege for the band's demonstration single, /ARLEQUIN/.
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.
CindyKate has announced the sale of a last live DVD as well as a collection of photographs taken at the live.
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~.
Vior gloire announced at their June 8th oneman that they will disband this year.
The jacket and tracklist have been revealed for hide tribute cover album, hide TRIBUTE SPIRITS Ⅱ -Visual SPIRITS-, which features UNDER CODE PRODUCTION collaboration band D・N・A. The album will be released on July 3rd, and is [available at CDJapan now]. Check out the cover art and tracklist below:
LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) has commenced shipping on their memorial CD, [「Obscure Ideal」]. Those who purchased it should receive it, and the web shop privilege special DVD, in the next few days.
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION “treasure book” [ARCHIVES 2003~2013] is set to be released on June 20, and certain ex-members of the label have decided to hold a special event to celebrate it!
LIN (凛 -the end of corruption world-) has announced that the release of their memorial CD, [Obscure Ideal], will be delayed.
After graduating from UNDER CODE PRODUCTION, REALies is embarking on a “fresh start” for summer! They'll release their new maxi-single LiNE, with the concept of “line which connects you and me.” Check out the details and PV preview below―more information to come later...!
UNDER CODE artists have been featured in a lot of omnibuses lately. First, there's the last memorial omnibus, High Style Paradox 2003~2013, which features all UCP artists. Second, Megaromania and LIN will participate in a special omnibus compiled by PENICILLIN guitarist Chisato (to which LIN will contribute a new song). And finally, sever UNDER CODE bands have been featured in a digital compilation series called VISUAL☆INVASION. Details for all are below:
I've compiled a list of all shop privileges for UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's recently-released and upcoming collection albums. So if any of you are planning to buy any, be sure to get the best privileges! (And maybe even coordinate with each other to get different privileges and share them~!)
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!!
Megaromania has revealed the tracklisting of their upcoming best album. It seems to have been cut to 12 tracks (it was announced as having 13), but is pretty solid (if unimaginative). Check out the tracklist for all three versions (and links to buy them!) below:
UNDER CODE has finally announced New Year lucky bags for 2013! If you've never heard of these, they're basically grab bags―for a certain price, you get a large, but random selection of UCP items.
朱 (SUZAKU) has revealed the cover art for their upcoming album, Zessaishuu. Check it out below and share your thoughts!
Cu[be] drummer 亜月-ATSUKI- has shared a few bits of info about his band's upcoming collection album:
凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) has just announced two semi-new releases: an album re-release and a live DVD.
originally posted at weloveucp.com
Although it wasn't announced beforehand, it seems that シンディケイト (CindyKate) sold a special CD at bassist まぁや (Maaya)'s birthday event live. It featured a CindyKate cover (with vocals by Maaya), Maaya's first original song, and a special birthday comment. See below more information.
The cover art for NEGA's upcoming album, VANITAS, has been revealed―and it looks great!! The A type features the familiar image of vocalist JIN nude and bloodied, while the B type features an homage to classic icons in visual kei. Check them both out below (click the titles to view bigger versions).
NEGA has just released a CM for their upcoming album, VANITAS. The CM include a short clip of main tune 虚しき「生」の寓意≒「死」の真意 (Munashiki 「Ki」 no Guui ≒ 「Shi」 no Shini), as well as an extended audio clip of the same song afterward.
Despite the fact that won't actually be appearing, ㈱ネガエンタープライゼス ((Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES), has announced that they will release a CD at tonight's UNDER CODE session event. As with all (Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES releases, this one will be released in three types, but all three types will look exactly the same so that the customer won't know what they're getting. Also as usual, all discs will be “gorgeous(?)” and will be signed by the members.
Affective Synergy is the solo project of ex-brodaiea/Synside guitarist LIN. He is the composer, guitarist, and vocalist for all songs, and released his first solo CD, Eternity Colors, last year. He recently filmed a PV for the title track and has decided to release it for free!! Check it out below. (And keep an eye out for fellow ex-Synside member kikyo!)
So, long story short, I discovered a folder of webpages that I'd saved years ago, and that inspired me to dig up a little more information about an old band called カカシ (KAKASHI).
So, recently, the webshop has a lot of updates, principally covers and tracklists, let's sum up all of these!
As you know, Megaromania will release their second full album, Artistical Glint, this month, and they've been distributing a sampler CD of the album to promote it. Fellow WE LOVE UNDER CODE member loup0 acquired the sampler CD and has been kind enough to share it with us!
The official UNDER CODE web shop was updated with the colorful covers of Megaromania upcoming album, Artistical Glint
If you follow the WE LOVE UNDER twitter, you saw earlier this month that KISAKI mentioned Cu[be] releasing an album. The album has finally been announced, and as some of us suspected, it's a best album!
シンディケイト (CindyKate) have announced the release of a new single! It's called デコトラの星☆ (DEKOTORA no Hoshi☆)—apparently DEKOTORA stands for “decorated truck” (why would the Japanese have a common term for this?)—and will be released on May 9th, in three types.
VANITAS has a release date! NEGA's second full album, VANITAS, will be released in two types on May 30th. The A type will contain a PV and the B type will contain a bonus track.
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.
UNDER CODE has announced that the privilege for buying KISAKI PROJECT's new single, Sou ~Twinkle Vitality~, from the official web shop has changed.
SUZAKU has announced the release of a live and web shop limited CD! It only contains one song, but hopefully it will tide us over until a real release. Anyway, the CD is already up for purchase at the official web shop, and orders placed will be shipped on February 29th (a day early).
SUZAKU has announced the release of a live and web shop limited CD! It only contains one song, but hopefully it will tide us over until a real release. Anyway, the CD is already up for purchase at the official web shop, and orders placed will be shipped on February 29th (a day early).
1) REALies has just announced a new limited single. 2) I've discovered some distributed releases that REALies failed to mention online. 3) REALies has announced some new limited goods, which include more distributed releases. ~It's a limited/distributed release party!~
Back in September, I mentioned that Livqueur Records band hannah※ would be releasing a full album. At the time, the album was called Aquarium-切望涙色- (Aquarium-Setsubou Namidairo-), but the band decided on a change of direction, and have change the title accordingly.
Ok, so this isn't official yet, hence the member-locked post.
The tracklisting for the new single from 怪奇!!動物アジテーター (Kaiki!! Doubutsu AGITATOR) has been revealed.
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced that it will produce and publish a new release from the legendary band 怪奇!!動物アジテーター (Kaiki!! Doubutsu AGITATOR).
凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) has finally re-announced a live DVD containing footage from their first oneman live, an epidemic of “OVERTURE”. (Remember, that's the live that was originally held on June 18th, but was cancelled after 5 minutes due to a pyrotechnic malfunction—it was then postponed to August 7th.)
Megaromania has debuted their new photoshoot (a re-styling of their most recent look), and they've announced a special X'mas single to go along with it! The single will be released in two types: the mail-order-limited A type, and the normal-sale common B type. Type A will include a live DVD, while type B will include a bonus track. Additionally, the first press (which I assume includes both types) will include alternate picture jackets (one for each member).
Livqueur Records is the record label of Takaya, bassist of the old UNDER CODE band カレン (KALEN). Although the label is not affiliated with UNDER CODE in an official capacity, I feel that it's worth posting about certain developments—like this one!
シンディケイト (CindyKate) announced a special project this morning called 広げよう!おしんこの輪プロジェクト (Hirogeyou! Oshinko no rin PROJECT). [Oshinko seems to be the name that they've given their fans.] The project is massive, with many, many parts. So pay attention!
Cross-posted from http://nolifenosic"; .livejournal.com:
REALies' new single, NEXT⇒, will be released in two types on November 30th. Both types will feature the same title and coupling tracks, but the A type will feature a PV while the B type will feature a third bonus track. As of now, the official web shop privilege is undecided, other than an early shipping date of November 24th.
REALies held their tour final last night, REALive Vol.3 「Stund UP!! NuAGE ~FINAL~」. If you're curious, bassist 明イ-akino- posted their setlist:
dont wait for nothing new, its only a collection album..
The UNDER CODE OHP has been updated with a sample from Cu[be]'s upcoming maxi-single, Twilight ST★R. The medley can be heard below:
KISAKI announced on his blog that Dali will release a new CD sometime in December.
Vior gloire - Inspire (2011.08.17)
KISAKI posted this shot from the designing of the cover for Cu[be]'s upcoming single.
New band FUTURISM・BOYZ has already decided their first release: a mini-album, in two types!
NEGA has just announced the details regarding its new maxi-single!
First, to celebrate the release of their first full album, 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) has announced that they will hold two oneman lives at the end of the year. At those two lives, the band will sell a live-limited CD with a new song, Ambient Cosmo.
Somehow I feel like they weren't yet supposed to, but closet child has revealed that 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) will release their first full album!!!
For those of you who don't know, Affective Synergy is the solo project of ex-Synside guitarist LIN. It's not UNDER CODE affiliated, but we all like Synside, and I like LIN, 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
Just wanted to post NEGA's cover for the next issue of Cure magazine.
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 ↓
This post is all about the first single from 朱 (SUZAKU)~ First of all, I decided to share the title track, which was released early on the UNITED LINK for JAPAN omnibus (which is how I have it in the first place).
Honestly, I'm a little confused about this... In this post, I mentioned that NEGA エンタープライゼス (NEP) released a live-limited “mysterious CD.” Later that day, 優 (Yu) made a post called “mysterious CD's true form.”
Yesterday, PERESTROIKA held the first show of their three-day last live event. As initially announced, they distributed a present to those who attended. 春人 (Haruto) revealed that the present was a special CD containing a live recording of the unreleased song ПЕРЕСТРОЙКА.
There's been a slight change to the song names of the upcoming シンディケイト (CindyKate) single.
NEGA エンタープライゼス (NEP) has announced the release of a new CD. The usual applies: “beautiful(?)” signed disc, limited pressings, four types, all types look the same and are given out randomly. The CD will be sold during their 2011-05-06 appearance at the 水風船 (Mizufuusen) last live.
The tracklisting for the new シンディケイト (CindyKate) single—座☆銀のNAON (Za☆gin no NAON)—has been revealed.
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:
If you recall, PERESTROIKA is holding their last event, GLASNOST-XX, over three days. On each day, they'll distribute a free present to everyone who attends. Thanks to 優 (Yu), I can tell you what those presents are: comment CDs!
Arc has announced a special CD campaign for their last oneman tour, 以心伝心 (Ishindenshin). At each of the three stops on the tour, a special CD will be sold. Each CD will be limited to 50 copies, and will contain a new song, which has until now been “stored away,” written by a member of Arc.
If you recall, CindyKate had been planning a free oneman tour to take place throughout March and April, but postponed it due to the earthquake. As of today, the tour has officially been cancelled, to be replaced by a new one:
I know this is totally surprising, but UNDER CODE never released the tracklisting for Dali's new single. The single was released yesterday, so, thanks to shops, we now have that info:
Hello everybody :)
As part of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION's earthquake charity campaign, UNITED LINK for JAPAN, two special items will be sold at the web shop, and all profits will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross. The items will go on sale on 2011-04-15. (Anyone who buys these items will be eligible for a ticket to the UNITED LINK for JAPAN charity event on April 30th, although that doesn't really apply to us.)
凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) has decided to hold a 2011 release commemoration campaign with Brand X!
The tracklisting for PERESTROIKA's upcoming mini-album has been revealed. So ch-check it out~
凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) has announced the release of OFFICIAL BOOTLEG DVD VOL:1, which will contain live footage. No specific release date has been decided (see below), but it is exclusively for order at the official web shop, and will ship out sometime late this month.
The twenty-date, free, oneman tour that シンディケイト (CindyKate) was to embark on as of 2011-03-11 has been postponed, due to damage from the recent earthquake. The following three dates are currently set to occur as scheduled, but they too may be subject to postponement:
Edit: Since posting this morning, their details have been revealed! So first things first...
I noticed that Cu[be]'s latest single is available for purchase through iTunes, so I thought I'd post about all the UNDER CODE stuff that's currently available there. Buying through iTunes is a much cheaper way to support the label, so please consider it next time you're on the edge about buying a release!
If you recall, those who buy 7,000 yen's worth of lucky bags (aka at least two lucky bags) from the official web shop will receive a special 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) CD.
For the upcoming 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) release, Flowers Bloom, it was originally announced that the second song for both types would be fall.... However, it seems that the coupling track will now instead be Lost in the mist of time. Nothing else has been changed.
KISAKI posted a bit about the official web shop privileges for the upcoming 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) singles. First, the shop will send them out a week early, so Silent To My Pain will be sent on 2011-03-21 and Flowers Bloom on 2011-05-20.
Dali has fiiiiiinally announced some new activities!
If you recall, the recently announced 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) single SILENT TO MY PAIN was announced as the first part of a release series, but no other releases were mentioned. Well, the next release has been revealed thanks to Brand X.
The tracklist of the SHOXX × UNDER CODE PRODUCTION omnibus Explosion showcase has been revealed today. Unfortunately, it seems like most of the songs aren't new or rare... Oh well. The cover has been revealed as well, and you can see it here.
The details of PERESTROIKA's first mini-album have been released! Recap: PERESTROIKA will release their first mini-album, PAIИZ, on 2011-04-20. The album will be released in two types: the 3,150 yen A type will include a DVD with a PV, while the 2,625 yen B type will include a bonus track.
[KISAKI announced] it half an hour ago~
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:
Some big announcements for シンディケイト (CindyKate)! The biggest announcement is that, through the beginning of 2011, they'll be embarking on a 20-stop, nation-wide, free oneman tour!! And as a special addendum to the tour, they'll be holding a special night live on 2011-03-21. The title of the oneman tour suggests that they're holding it to see if they can sell 1,000 copies of their new CD, which brings us too...
UNDER CODE has just released the details of Arc's last releases: on 2011-04-13, they'll release both a 2 disc memorial best album and a memorial best DVD.
The complete tracklist of Arc's omnibus, STAND UP SONIC, has been announced. So in the immortal words of Nicki Minaj, check it out:
The bad news continues
Some more details I've uncovered~
Just a quick update on Cu[be]'s first UCP single: the official web shop privilege will be a message + live DVD, recorded at their 2010-12-28 event.
Session band ㈱ネガエンタープライゼス ((Kabu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) decided to release a third press of their, uh, mega hit single 商売繁盛! (Shoubaihanjou!) at their 2010-10-31 live. This particular press is to commemorate their first Tokyo live, and, as usual, it comes in several types, with no way of telling which is which from physical appearance.
Dali has announced their annual January 11th oneman, as well as a two day sponsored event. And just to spite me (us), they've DECIDE to have another live-limited release of new songs!
The covers of PERESTROIKA's first single, HEAЯTZ, have been revealed! So here they are~
Artwork covers for LIN's upcoming single are under the cut (warning: big images)!
This one's certainly out of the blue: Arc will be producing an omnibus CD to be released through UNDER CODE. The album is apparently supposed to “invigorate” the next generation bands or something. Cool! No word on whether any songs will be new, but here are the artists featured:
To memorialize E'm ~grief~ before their activity pause, selection best album grief will be released. The album will be released on 2010-12-22 and will contain no new songs. However, those that purchase from the web shop will receive a cheki of their choice and a message + live DVD.
The cover of Arc's new maxi single, 秒シミュレーション (Byou SIMULATION), was revealed the other day. So here:
The 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) best album REVOLUTIONS was released two weeks ago, but UNDER CODE is lazy and still hasn't revealed the tracklisting or web shop privilege online. So here's that information (thanks to an auction listing), just for the sake of posterity:
And finally, the last bit of news about PERESTROIKA: their first CD. It's that same title track/different coupling track format that we all know and love. Those who buy it from the web shop will get a signed CD with a message + instrumental versions of all the songs, so that's pretty cool!
In addition to that live tour, chariots finally announced a new release. Like Arc's upcoming single, this one will be live and web shop limited, so it looks like you'll be using a shopping service if you want it! On the plus side, those who purchase from the web shop will receive a signed message DVD.
Nega's web shop & live hall limited live DVD Depart[ure]-code20100716- has been delayed... for a day! The DVDs were scheduled to be sent out today (the 15th in Japan), but will instead be sent out tomorrow (the 16th in Japan).
Thanks to Brand X, the full details of the second 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) maxi-single have been revealed. (And also thanks to the LJ community http://rin_jp"; .livejournal.com!) As predicted, it contains those two new songs they'd been playing live, but the B type will come with a third song we had no idea about!
The cover of NEGA's Depart[ure]-code20100716- live DVD has been revealed. I like that it is similar to their PV DVD. What do you guys think? Will any of you be buying it?
Details of Arc's new single have been released. First of all, the single will only be sold at live shows and through the OFFICIAL WEB SHOP. Secondly, the release date has changed from 10/10 to 10/01. And finally, the tracklisting has been revealed.
Dali distributed a new song at their 2010-08-01 live last night. The song is called delete delete, and, uh, if you find it for sale let me know because I'm going crazy over not being able to get it. You can see a picture of the please-God-let-me-get-it CD here.
Some months ago, ㈲ネガエンタープライゼス ((Yuu) NEGA ENTERPRISES) released a live-limited maxi-single in four types. Well, it looks like they decided to do it again! They're re-releasing that single in three types, each having a different bonus song (where as in the first press, each type had a different comment track).
Earlier today, UNDER CODE posted the tracklisting for Synside's upcoming mini-album! No cover art yet though, unfortunately.
KISAKI announced in his blog that a live DVD of NEGA's 5th anniversary oneman will be released! The DVD will only be sold through the web shop and at lives, so it's pretty special. No other details are available at this time, but we can guess the tracklist by the setlist of the live.
Arc has a brand new look that you can find [here] and will also be releasing a brand new maxi-single! 秒シミュレーション (byou SIMULATION) will be released on October 10th including 2 unpublished songs with a bonus of some sort. More information should be available soon!
Surely you all remember /KISAKI/ 復活記念特別番組 MONOLOGUE (/KISAKI/ Fukkatsu Kinen Tokubetsubangumi MONOLOGUE), the KISAKI memorial program that aired online beginning in May. Well, it looks like it's officially been taken off the air, as of June 20th. However! The program is getting a limited DVD release through the official web shop!
① Synside will release their first mini-album on 2010-08-25! It's called 約束された安堵,その代償 (Yakusokusareta Ando, Sono Daishou), and it will contain five new songs for 2,625 yen. No additional details yet, but I'll post again as soon as there are.
Lots of シンディケイト (CindyKate) news today, and some of it is really big. Looks like UNDER CODE's giving them a pretty major push on some fronts, and I'm totally happy with that!
ClearVeil's guitarist りゅうと (Ryuuto) will be releasing a special session CD. The CD will be sold at ClearVeil's last four lives (2010-06-20, 2010-06-30, 2010-07-03, and 2010-07-04) and will be limited to 100 pressings. ClearVeil drummer 成華 (Naruka) will play drums and will sign the CD. Furthermore, picks will be inserted at random, and people who buy two copies will receive a special extra song.
Apparently, the official web shop found a few stray copies of some KISAKI books: seven copies of 喪 失 ~Optic in Vain~ (Soushitsu ~Optic in Vain~), KISAKI's last photobook + PV DVD (5,250 yen) and four copies of 地下線神言基地 -EPISODE:1- (Chikasen Shingenkichi -EPISODE:1-), KISAKI's blog collection + photobook (3,675 yen).
① The 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) guys have had new costumes for a little while, and today they did official photography in them. KISAKI posted a little preview here. And here are some other small previews: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Ok, I've been putting this off 'cause I'm lazy, but the official web shop added several cool items this month.
E'm ~grief~'s new release will be a two type maxi-single to celebrate their 2nd anniversary. Both types come with the same title track and different bonus track, plus the usual instrumental versions. Both types also come with a DVD containing a unique live clip and half of the “E'm ~grief~ special offshot movie.” The official web shop privilege for buying both is a cheki of the member you want plus a DVD with footage from their 2010-05-30 live.
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.
Brand X has just listed some interesting Phantasmagoria items for sale. First, Phantasmagoria's previously-live-limited memorial CD, actuality, will be sold in stores beginning 2010-06-16. It had already been available through UNDER CODE's official web shop, but this will be the first time it's directly available to overseas customers. These are just leftover printings, rather than 2nd presses, so you can see the details of the originals here.
Stop the presses, something totally unexpected has happened! A ClearVeil best album has been announced. I'm sure no one saw that coming. Seriously though, there is one surprise: they're not claiming that the tracks will be remastered.
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!
Details of the DVD release of Phantasmagoria's last live have been announced. The DVD will be released through Free-Will instead of UNDER CODE, so it should be a little nicer than usual. It will include around 90 minutes of live footage and a 16 page booklet with previously unseen live photography from the show.
① 凛 -the end of corruption world- (LIN) will hold a special event at TOWER RECORDS to commemorate the release of their first single. Those who reserve the single in store (phone orders and online orders aren't accepted) will receive a ticket to the event, which includes a mini-live and a handshake session. The event will take place on 2010-06-17 at TOWER RECORDS 渋谷 (Shibuya) STAGE ONE.
I just checked on Arcs blog today and the covers for the new Maxi single contrast are up!
It's been announced that a memorial DVD of Phantasmagoria's last live will be released, just as we all thought~ No details are available yet, but I'll post here when they're revealed (it should be soon).
KISAKI NEW BAND
![凛 -the end of corruption world-]
・・・Mass Update Trilogy・・・
・・・Mass Update Trilogy・・・
凛 (Rin), KISAKI's new band, has announced their first release. The release is a mail-order-limited “premium CD” available only through the UNDER CODE OFFICIAL WEB SHOP. The CD will be mailed out on 2010-04-25.
NEGA held their tour final oneman, Prophecy of the XXX, last night. As promised, they made several huge announcements, all regarding their 5th anniversary.
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.
Here are a few more details regarding that Phantasmagoria live-distributed DVD I posted about earlier. First, you can [sort of] see the cover here. Second, it is indeed a live digest DVD as I thought. Last, it really is super limited—the DVD is limited to 30 pressings. Hahahaha
Thanks to Brand X, we can now see the covers for ClearVeil's Black Velvet single. (Which came out today. Seriously UNDER CODE, why are we relying on Brand X for cover reveals? Update your OHP!) So check it out: A TYPE, B TYPE.
A few more details have been released regarding those UCP 7th anniversary lucky bags I told you about.
Well, UNDER CODE dropped the ball this time! They never announced the tracklistings for Megaromania's Oblivious best albums. Now that the CDs are out, I have the tracklistings for them.
Hello http://under_code"; .livejournal.com family~ 平成維新 (平成維新) is releasing a new, two-type single with the concept of “new style.” Each copy will come with one of five trading cards. The band has a new look to go with the release, which you can see here.
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!
Despite most of the news leaking early, it seems UNDER CODE has managed to keep a few surprises regarding シンディケイト (CindyKate).
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) 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!
chariots is releasing a best album in two types to commemorate the member secessions. Both types will contain the same 14 “remastered” songs plus either a new song or a live DVD.
According to an ad in the new FOOL'S MATE, ClearVeil will release two singles in March and April. On 2010-03-17, Black Belvet [sic] will be released, and on 2010-04-21, White Satin will be released.
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!
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!
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.)
The tracklisting for E'm ~grief~'s next single has been revealed.
① ネガ (NEGA) announced some good news at their oneman last night. On 2009-11-25, the band will release a new maxi-single, Haunted Jealousy. The band will hold two oneman shows on 2009-11-29 and 2009-12-06 to commemorate the release. More information will be posted when it's made available (KISAKI says the OHP should be updated soon).
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), and they already have a maxi-single planned. More details can be found at the Dali LiveJournal community here.
Brand X updated this morning with some upcoming UNDER CODE releases. Some have already been covered here, but two hadn't been announced yet~
① Arc was about due for a new release, so this shouldn't be a surprise~ On 2009-10-28, Arc will release a new maxi-single entitled -「Lady」&「Gentleman」- in two types. The OFFICIAL WEB SHOP privilege will be a DVD containing footage from Arc's 5th anniversary live, 1823日目の出逢 (1823 Hi Me no Deai), which was held on 2009-04-26 at OSAKA MUSE.
① Megaromania will release a full album! Prophetic Faction -the Universe- will be released on 2009-11-11. More details when they're announced~
Selling KISAKI memorial photobook from ID Japan.
① KISAKI will be composing a song, ダークネス (DARKNESS), for the C type of Seven's first single, キラーチューン (KILLER TUNE). Seven is the latest random-ass project by ミチル (MICHIRU), owner of L∞p・Ash RECORDS, and is, for now, a collaboration with 真矢 (Shinya) of LUNA SEA.
① Remember how 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) updated their OHP recently? Well, I noticed that the flash file contained some pretty large images of them. I extracted all of the images and uploaded them at MediaFire for anyone who wants them. They're very big and very nice. See the photos here. Use as you wish~
① I love it when UNDER CODE surprises us with a tracklisting in advance! The tracklistings for brodiaea's best album and ネガ's (NEGA) albums have been posted. (Oh, p.s., ネガ's (NEGA) picture has been updated too.)
Lots of news today~ Sorry for the flood of awesome.
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 ネガ (NEGA) held a photography session with new costumes today. Also, a huge shot of chariots' new costumes has been posted at the Death trap-ID blog. The ネガ (NEGA) costumes should appear at the UNDER CODE OHP soon, but you can see the chariots shot here.
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 E'm ~grief~'s sample at the UNDER CODE OHP has been updated. As in the past, it's actually several samples combined: Infinity Daze, Heretical Glare, and 幻想曲 -Eternal Silence- (Gensoukyoku -Eternal Silence-), all from their new mini-album. Listen to them here.
① It's been revealed that the 日本制圧2009 (Nihon Seiatsu 2009) tour final is actually several lives which are collectively called 渋谷制圧 5DAYS (Shibuya Seiatsu 5DAYS). Here's the complete schedule:
① [From UCP OHP] 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN) will be releasing a new single in two types in April. They're also holding a oneman, 平成people's liberation army (Heisei people's liberation army), at FANJ-twice on 2009-04-17, and a free special DVD will be distributed there. Also, their page at the OHP has been updated: a preview of the song 破片 (Kakera) has been uploaded, and their picture has been renewed (same costumes, different photoshoot).
Lots of updates! Let's start.
① [From Arc's blog] Arc has completed photography of their new outfits. The photoshoot seems to be a nice one (cool backdrop!), and the members themselves have some pretty nice gold-on-red costumes. You can see a small version here.
① [From Brand X] Starting in January, SIVA will begin a three month consecutive release campaign of concept singles. There will be a proof of purchase within each single, so those who buy all three singles can send off for a special present CD (details of which are unavailable right now).
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 [From the UNDER CODE OHP] Photos of the (awesome) new ネガ (NEGA) look are online: official one here, and a much bigger and better one here. ネガ (NEGA) will be participating in a FACE MUSIC and UNDER CODE sponsored threeman live, along with アヲイ (Awoi) and Envus. The live is entitled West Side Revolution and will be held on 2009-01-25 at OSAKA MUSE. Also, ネガ (NEGA) will be releasing a "SPECIAL DVD" entitled VISUAL NEGATIVISM containing a "PSYCHO HORROR CLIP" plus live tracks from the band's appearance at Phantasmagoria's last live.
① Brand X has posted news of a few new UNDER CODE releases. The three releases are alternate versions of old best-of compilations, but they are unique in that they are being sold by WORLD TEMPTATION ENTERTAINMENT. That is the same company that sold KISAKI's solo album The Solitude Songs, which means that these new releases will similarly be distributed "worldwide."
Heisei Ishin now has a brand new song on their UCP page called THE BUTTERFLY, which was previously SWIMMY.
① The UNDER CODE OHP was just updated with tons of cover art and tracklistings for upcoming releases. It's rare, but it's really nice when UCP updates with that stuff ahead of time (even a few of the updates made today are for releases that are already out). New cover art for Arc, brodiaea, E'm ~grief~, 平成維新 (HEISEI ISHIN), Lamina, SIVA, and ゾディア (ZODIA) can be seen at the new release page, tracklistings and other info are below.
① The UCP homepage was recently updated to include several new and changed soundbites for bands -- certainly a good way to get a sneak on the new releases coming up!
① This actually isn't that new, I just forgot to post about it. KISAKI announced another memorial release, this time his last solo photobook. It will contain his "last message" along with 40 pages of photography (no word on whether or not it's all new; probably not). The book will come with a DVD featuring the PV for 勿忘草 (Wasurenagusa) (which was his first single as a truely solo artist), as well as an application to receive a ticket to a "KISAKI PRESENTS SECRET PARTY" that is to be held in the future. Whatever that means. Sales of the book are limited to live venues on August 30th, but the price is undecided at this time. This is a limited release; after supplies are sold out, there will be no more pressings.
① Megaromania announced their first mini albums maybe a week after their first singles were release. Well here we go again~ A new single/live series has been announced, before their mini albums have even come out. The new single is to be released in two types, each one featuring the same title track, which was written by KISAKI. (I know many will roll their eyes at that, but it's really a good thing; KISAKI wrote really nice songs for Deshabillz, and some of his solo stuff is AWESOME.)
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) 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.
① Four new releases for ClearVeil have been announced. It's not really surprising, but it's definitely good news. They will be following the latest UNDER CODE trend of releasing a small live DVD with one of those releases. The number of tracks on each release isn't confirmed, but it's almost guaranteed to be three because of the price. (Now we just have to wait for chariots and SIVA to announce something new..)
① The UNDER CODE OHP was updated today. Anjyu' has formally been moved from the main page to the disbanded section.
① It has been announced through Brand X and VISUNAVI that there will be a new solo release from KISAKI. The CD+DVD two disc set features no new material (that I am aware of) except for more footage from the 2004 KISAKI PROJECT live in France. The special edition release comes with a photo booklet. Supposedly the release is being distributed worldwide, with only a certain number being available for purchase in Japan. Of course, specific details are very sparse (can anyone figure out the distribution label by the product number?). Reservations through the UNDER CODE OHP will begin on the 29th and will come with a special privilege.
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 As of May 8th, select UNDER CODE PRODUCTION music is available for purchase of iTunes. It's the first time that UCP has offered digital downloads and I highly recommend purchasing something if you are at all interested; strong support will probably encourage KISAKI to make more available, and it's a LOT cheaper and easier (the iTunes store takes credit cards as well as PayPal) than important CD's or even buying them in Japan. To make the deal a little sweeter, the offerings are iTunes Plus releases, which means that they are basically free of DRM and higher in quality without costing more than normal releases. It's pretty cool, very much worth the small price. Here's the info of what is currently available:
① Earlier this month I made this post about a Megaromania mini album that is to be released in July. It appears that the title I posted was incorrect; I use the title Idea, when it is actually Birth of an「Idea」, according to Brand X. It's a minor change, but a change still. The rest of the information that I posted is correct.
① Less than a month after announcing their formation and first three releases, Megaromania has added another upcoming release to their already full plate. As of right now, information regarding the release is only up at Jishuban Club, so it is possible that specific details may change when the details are officially announced. (Although the release's listing at Jishuban doesn't specifically mention being a mini album, it can be assumed by comparing the price of this release to Arc's latest mini album.)
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 The UNDER CODE OHP was updated today and, along with the cover of SIVA's best album, news of a new ネガ (NEGA) release was posted! It's a little surprising, considering how recently their minialbum was released, but it's definitely good news for fans. Details are below.
Looks like Kibouya Honpo is giving us one last farewell present! It's recently been announced that UNDERCODE PRODUCTION will be selling DVD's of their last two performances (Feb 10/11). More information below!
① The tracklistings for the upcoming UNDER CODE omnibus live DVD--High Style Paradox 5 ~NEW BORN "organization"~--and the first single of chariots' four month release campain--唯 [Yui]--have been added to the release page at the UNDER CODE OHP.
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.
① Tons of releases were announced through Brand X today, some surprising and some not. Arc has a new look and is releasing something new, and there's a new volume of High Style Paradox, the first in over two years!. There are also a ton of new releases from chariots (I guess KISAKI wasn't lying when he said he was going to push them to the top!) and tracklistings to ClearVeil's upcoming CDs. Heeere you go:
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!
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.
① The UNDER CODE OHP has been updated with several releases. To the point:
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 KISAKI has announced one more memorial release, this time a solo CD (it does feature ジュイ (Jui) on vocals, but it is not a KISAKI PROJECT release). It's a single with three new tracks and one remastered track (weirdly enough, the original version of the remastered track was only released a few days ago). I personally think it's a much better idea than some of the other memorial stuff being released. Anyways, info ahoy:
① I'll try to bang this one out quickly. Brand X just posted news of two new Phantasmagoria live DVDs. Both will be fairly huge and haven't been filmed yet! Information to follow.
① Surprise surprise, Kibouya Honpo will be simultaneously releasing two new singles this fall. Entitled EREKU Tousui (エレク統帥) and ANARO Gunsou (アナロ軍曹), both singles will contain three new tracks and will sell for 1,575 yen on 8/22. I'm sure we can expect a flood of other fall releases to be announced soon.
① KISAKI announced in his blog a few days ago that both a Syndrome and MIRAGE remastered best album would be released this year. It's great news for fans of either of those bands and for new KISAKI fans. (Quick summary: Syndrome was a VK super group of sorts--it included three members from D, a guitarist from MERRY (メリー), and the drummer from Shelly Trip Realize. Their music was kind of classic VK with techno elements--something like HISKAREA. MIRAGE was one of KISAKI's earliest successes--they even released a major album, although I don't think they actually achieved major status--but its members went on to do a whole lot of nothing.) Also sad, because the releases imply that KISAKI really will be retiring forever. See the cut for more information.
① It's safe to say that most of us have been expecting new UNDER CODE CDs for quite some time. So, it's not very surprising that a slew of upcoming releases have been announced today. Arc, hurts, KISAKI PROJECT (surprise!), ネガ (NEGA), and Pashya have all announced very cool things, including some second presses (apparently the first presses have sold extremely well; good job guys!). It's a bit weird that SIVA hasn't announced anything, but I'm sure we'll hear from them soon.
On Valentine's Day (surprise surprise), Bands@id and UNDER CODE will release a joint DVD. The fourth in a series, Bands Shock DVD Vol.4 ~日本制圧完全版~ [~Nihon Seiatsu Kanzen Ban~] will contain live clips from.. pretty much everyone. Included in the DVD are: Phantasmagoria, ヴィドール [VIDOLL], 12012, 秘密結社コドモA [Himitsu Kessha CODOMO A], SIVA, Pashya, ダリ [Dali], Arc, hurts, ネガ [NEGA], VAGERKE, Deflina Ma'riage, 音鬼 [Oto Oni], SOUND OF SILENCE, and SERPENT. In similar news, the tracklisting for Decadence2007 has finally been announced.
As you all know, ネガ [NEGA] recently joined UNDER CODE PRODUCTION. Well, not surprisingly, they've announced two new releases.
Looks like VIDOLL has 3 items all coming out at the end of February (ie 2/28/07):
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:
Finally, a new UNDER CODE PRODUCTION omnibus has been announced. This one features three smaller bands of the label (the big three have enough exposure anyway) along with some UCP-friendly bands. See the cut for full information.
Well, the first releases of 2007 have been announced. Weird huh? It seems like just yesterday Deathmate was being announced. Anyways, on with it!
So even more releases KISAKI just announced on his blog :D
I'm sure you're all already hurting for money, but get ready for your wallet to hurt even more :D UNDER CODE has added four more releases to its already sizeable list.
秘密結社コドモA (Himitsu Kessha CODOMO A) just announced a pair of releases for November 29th. They will release a 7-track mini-album \[青春記憶装置\] (Seishun Kiokusouchi, Youth's Hard Drive (I guess? I like my translation XD;)) and a 120-minute live DVD, \[青春放送\] (Seishun Housou, Youth Broadcast). Brand X info is [here] and [here]. I haven't seen anything else (third stage, grass thread, undercode, etc) about it, though.
UNDER CODE has been going through a flurry of band additions lately! It seems that KISAKI is ready to produce another band, in the same way he produced Karma Shenjing. Here's the info!
Well, I hope you all liked Arc. Their move to UNDER CODE PRODUCTION is now official! They've got a slew of releases planned, and are poised to have the biggest debut of any UNDER CODE band (including Phantasmagoria!). Anyways, here's the UNDER CODE news and updated release schedule:
More information has been released on the UNDER CODE BIBLE.
Recently KISAKI posted in his diary asking fans to do him a favor...
There will be delays in the releases of the following photo postcard collections. There isn't a reason given, but the new release dates will be posted soon:
Yep, even more news from the good people over at UNDER CODE! KISAKI has announced the cast for the fourth book of the ARISTIC in BLACK series. For those of you that have somehow forgotten, ARTISTIC in BLACK is a series of coupling photobooks which will be released at the rate of one per month, for twelve months. Anyways, it seems that this time, KISAKI is teaming up with a very popular oshare band! Speaking of photobooks, Himitsu Kessha CODOMO A has announced that they will finally release one of their own! They've also announced a--get ready for this--PV DVD, along with a new maxi-single! Codmo lovers rejoice! They've been releasing a lot lately, but who can complain? Here's the info:
By now, almost everyone knows about KISAKI's sudden love of photobooks, so it should come as no surprise that he's announced another one. However, the surprise this time is that he's announced to do a photobook with KALEN! Like all the other photobooks, this one will have 30 color pages. This photobook will be unique though; it will come with a free CD featuring 10 live KALEN songs. Because it basically comes with a full album, this photobook will cost a little more than others.
I have some awesome news for all you 12012 fans! First of all, they've released one distributing CD this month. They've also just announced not 1, not 2, but 6 new releases for the month of May. First will come a new maxi-single, with three versions! With the purchase of all three, a special DVD will be given out. Then, they'll distribute a live-only DVD, with a special PV clip. Here is the info for all of those releases:
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~ 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~ to promote their new single!
Just wanted to make a quick post and update you on a few things. First of all, 「High Style Paradox SPECIAL～RARE TRACK COLLECTIONS～」 came out today! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to buy it in time, but hopefully those of you who did buy the CD will enjoy it~! In addition to that, UNDER CODE has about eight million releases slated for the new year, and we finally have some info on the two (four!?) new bands! Expect all that next update.
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You might want to check out [Brand-X] site... Under Code is releasing a bunch of interesting DVDs! Omnibus live, 12012 live, Vidoru live + PV one for Phantasmagoria! o.O I don't know which one I want the most!
It appears KALEN will have a new release arround April 2005!