Big News for THE BLACK SWAN (ex-Nega)
Today at midnight THE BLACK SWAN, which was previously announced as Jin (ex-Nega’s) new project, saw a major update to its website. It looks like the band is getting ready to kick things off with a tour in place of a first live beginning June 6th.
And while the rest of the band seems to be decided without a doubt, there’s no official announcement just yet about who these mystery members are.…
LIPHLICH’s second single
LIPHLICH is releasing their second single on May 16th!
Ms.Luminous - 1,890 yen
1. ミズルミナス (Ms.Luminous)
2. 雨模様 (amamoyou)
3. My Name Was
ミズルミナス (Ms.Luminous) PV
It’s the first time we talk about LIPHLICH on S-T.net, so a short introduction is in order!
The band was formed in 2010 and released one album independently.. Their first single, 6 Degrees of Separation, came out on February 1st of this year.
For those curious about their sound, they have three videos uploaded on YouTube, including a promotion clip for Ms.Luminous. Watch it and let us know what you think!
Next moth, they have their first one-man show! Titled 6 Degrees of Separation, it will take place on April 13th at SHIBUYA-REX. Tickets are 2,500 and already on sale.
The rest of their schedule is as follows:
March 27th @ Shin’yokohama SUNPHONIX HALL
SCAPEGOAT / LIPHLICH / Awake / Nega / Fi’Ance
March 30 @ Takadanobaba AREA
Moran / LIPHLICH / Lycaon / DISH / ヴィディオグラマァ (Video Glamour) / MUNIMUNI
April 25th @ EDGE Ikebukuro
LIPHLICH / NightingeiL / ヴィディオグラマァ (Video Glamour) / オトガデッド (Otogadead) / THE VELVET
May 4th @ Shinjuku FNV
LIPHLICH / トーマス (Thomas)
May 5th @ EDGE Ikebukuro
LIPHLICH / スカーレット (Scarlett) / ブラックピック (BLACK PIG) / コドモドラゴン (Codomo Dragon)
June 5th @ Osaka THE LIVE HOUSE soma
Sel’m / cocklobin / Cat fisT / LIPHLICH / EAT YOU ALIVE / Decay
June 6th @ Nagoya ell. FITS ALL
Sel’m / cocklobin / Cat fisT / LIPHLICH / EAT YOUT ALIVE /MoNoLith
Tickets to all these lives are 3,000 yen.
UCP’s ‘precious records’ release
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced that they will be re-releasing “precious records” at shops. They also have announced information for their nine year anniversary event!
The “precious records” that are being released have all been released before, but only via mail order or at live shows. The following releases will all come out on April 4th.
First up is 凛 (Lin), who will be releasing their single “Ambient Cosmo”, which was originally available at their oneman lives on October 2nd and 8th. The single contains only the title track, for 1050 yen.
They will also be releasing their DVD, “an epidemic of “OVERTURE”-2011.8.07 OSAKA BIG CAT-” for 4830 yen.
1. 凛 (Lin)
2. Feeling Universe
4. Fake Dance
7. GASP FOR BREATH
8. Flowers Bloom
9. Call Back
+ Off shot footage
The first press edition comes with four PVs : 「As If Forever Exists. 」「Metamorphose」 「Silent To My Pain」「Flowers Bloom」.
The KISAKI PROJECT feat. Satsuki release, 「消影」 (Shouei), will cost 1050 yen, and features the title track.
From NEGA, fans will now be able to purcahse their DVD, “PEREUNION-CODE20110726-“. The DVD costs 5250 yen, and contains 120 minutes, plus the full tracklist from their revival and 6th anniversary live on July 26th at Shibuya O-WEST.
Megaromania’s DVD, 「X’mas SINGLE「BLESSING MYTH 」 (TYPE A) will cost 5250 yen. Included is a single track CD, as well as a live DVD featuring footage from their oneman tour final, “emergence the kingdom”, that took place on September 29th at Shibuya O-WEST.
Also from Megaromania will be their “Re:birth of creation” single, that costs 1050 yen, and was originally only available at their live on December 20th at Shinjuku LOFT.
Source: Visulog, Brand-x
NEGA’s new album and oneman tour
NEGA will be releasing their second full album this spring in two types!
The album will be titled, “VANITAS”, and there will be a Type A that includes a DVD, and a type B that comes with a bonus track. The full tracklist is not yet available, but it will have 13 songs including album versions of “FABLE IN THE COLD BED” and “DELUGE”, as well as the postponed song, 「躊躇うことなく「 」を傷付けた指先は、途惑うことなく穢れた「 」を飾る」 (Tamerau kotonaku ” ” wo Kizutsuketa Yubisaki wa, Michi Modou Kotonaku Kegareta ” ” wo Kazaru).
VANITAS - Type A (CD + DVD) - 4,200 yen
DVD contains 「虚しき「生」の寓意≒「死」の真意」 (Munashiki “Sei” no Guui ≒ “Shi” no Shinni) PV
VANITAS - Type B (CD only) - 3,360 yen
Comes with the bonus track, “REASONANCE”
Also included in the release is a “draft paper” which will allow anyone who goes to their TOUR FINAL 7TH ANNIVERSARY oneman, “OMNIA VANITAS - What’s the Necessary? What’s the Unnecessary? -“, on July 26th to receive two special privileges.
Special Privilege 1 : a CD containing “MMFP”, a “phantom song” not included on the album
Special Privilege 2 : A special booklet, “OMNIA VANITAS”, which is a photo and poetry collection that expresses the views from the album “VANITAS”
Their 7TH ANNIVERSARY oneman, “OMNIA VANITAS - What’s the Necessary? What’s the Unnecessary? -“, will take place at Shibuya O-WEST on July 26th, and costs 3,200 yen to attend.
Those who order from the UCP Web Shop will also receive a special DVD that contains a message from the band, as well as making-of footage from the PV.
Along with the release NEGA will be holding instore events to commemorate the release.
June 9th @ Like an Edison Osaka
June 23rd @ Like an Edison Harajuku
June 24th @ Jishuban Club
June 24th @ Ikebukuro Brand-x
June 26th @ Sendai little HEARTS.
June 30th @ Like an Edison Nagoya
July 8th @ Osaka Pure Sound America-mura
Starting in June, the band will be going on a oneman tour, also celebrating the release, called “VANITAS VANITATUM”.
June 10th @ Kobe ART HOUSE
June 25th @ Ikebukuro RUIDO K4
June 27th @ Sendai BIRDLAND
June 29th @ Nagoya CLUB UP SET
July 1st @ Hakata DRUM SON
July 7th @ Shinsaibashi FANJ
UCP has also posted an image of the newest flier on their OHP. I have to say, it kind of creeps me out!
Are you looking forward to a new album from NEGA?
Last lives for Kentz, featuring a few revivals
兼継 (Kentz), who is probably best known as the drummer for「あゃ」 (Aya), but was also in Le:view, Mars, Lusus, Sepia, GeNe, and did support for chariots, has announced two more performances, until he takes his leave from the stage. With his leaving, comes a few revivals from some old fan favourites!
The photo above is Kentz during his support stint with chariots; he is second from the right.
Planned for April, the events are titled “DREAMER with DEAR FRIENDS”. They are sponsored by KISAKI, and will be organized by UNDER CODE PRODUCTION.
Date: April 21st @ Ikebukuro CYBER
Featuring: Aya, chariots, NEGA, BIOSPHIA, REALies, 水鏡 (Suikyou), ROGUE, yazzmad
Date: April 28th @ ESAKA MUSE
Featuring: Aya, chariots, VII-Sense, Dali, Anjyu, REALies, Vior gloire
Both shows cost 3,200 yen to attend, and ticket sales begin February 25th.
In his blog Kentz wrote,
Because of various reasons the announcement is a little dealyed, but I am sincerely grateful to the bands who are participating, the staff, and all those associated with the events.
This will be the last live I do in my life.
We have lots of things planned for the events, so invite your friends, and come hang out with us!
Source: Kentz’s Blog, RISKNOTE Twitter
UCP Web Shop’s Valentine’s Fair
For all UNDER CODE fans, the UCP Web Shop has a “Valentine Special Fair” going on starting today (as of 10:00pm Japan time)!
They are offering thirty-five (although currently there are only thirty-three) personal items from the members of 凛 (Lin), NEGA, Megaromania, FUTURISM・BOYZ, and Black Gene for the Next Scene. There is only one of each item, and when it’s gone, it’s gone.
Most of the items are listed at 3,150 yen, and shiping of the items will begin on February 13th.
So what’s in store? Please note that all items also come with a polaroid.
From 凛 (Lin) Members
- RIKU’s rose patterned t-shirt (no signature)
- RIKU’s zebra print scarf (no signature)
- RIKU’s slender, black jacket (no signature)
- RIKU’s shirt - black [no description] (no signature)
- RIKU’s apron; worn during their 12/31 - 1/11 performance (no signature)
- KANATA’s apron; worn during their 12/31 - 1/11 performance (no signature)
- KANATA’s shirt, with a gothic printed cross on the front (no signature)
- KANATA’s shirt with a butterfly printed on the right breast (no signature)
- KANATA’s shirt with English (letters) printed on the front (no signature)
- KANATA’s vest; worn on January 14th (no signature)
- KANATA’s shirt; worn on January 14th (no signature)
- MIZUKI’s apron; worn during their 12/31 - 1/11 performance (no signature)
- MIZUKI’s clothing - black [no description] (no signature)
- MIZUKI’s black flower hair accessory, work on January 13th (no signature)
- KISAKI’s shirt with English (letters) printed on the front (no signature)
- KISAKI’s shirt (grey) with English (letters) printed on the front (no signature)
- KISAKI’s clothing - black [no description] (no signature)
- KISAKI’s tiara; worn on January 13th (no signature)
- KISAKI’s necklace; worn on January 13th (no signature)
- REIYA’s wine coloured, leopard print scarf (signed polaroid included)
- REIYA’s vest; worn on January 14th (no signature)
- REIYA’s shirt; worn on January 14th (no signature)
- REIYA’s shirt; with English (letters) printed on it (no signature)
From FUTURIZM・BOYZ Members
- CO’s black vest; worn on January 14th (no signature)
- CO’s shirt; worn on January 14th (no signature)
From Megaromania Members
- Sui’s Syndrome t-shirt (signed polariod included)
- Misery’s vest; worn on January 14th (no signature)
- Misery’s shirt; worn on January 14th (no signature)
From NEGA Members
- Jin’s Syndrome t-shirt (signed polaroid included)
- SAN’s Syndrome t-shirt (signed polaroid included)
From Black Gene For the Next Scene Members
- Rame’s vest; worn on January 14th (no signature)
- Rame’s shirt; worn on January 14th (no signature)
- Rame’s hair accessory (no signature)
For more information and photos, check out the SPECIAL category at the UCP Web Shop.
Source: UCP Ameba, UCP Web Shop
LuLu 3-Month Consecutive Release
Good news for LuLu fans! The band has announced that over the next three months (February through April) they’ll be churning out one new release per month.
February 29, 2012
[Visual & Audio Remedy]
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Medical examination complete recording DVD
(This is a DVD of the aforementioned live.)
March 28, 2012
Self-cover mini album
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April 25, 2012
Original mini album
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No further details have been released.
To commemorate these releases, LuLu will also have lives on (or very close to) the release dates. They are as follows:
March 1 @ SHIBUYA-REX with Vallquar
March 28 @ SHIBUYA-REX with Megaromania, club J’night, the Darling
April 25 @ SHIBUYA-REX with NEGA, Vallquar, DEPAIN
New Year’s Eve 2011 - UNDER CODE PRODUCTION
New Year’s, often considered the most important holiday of the year in Japan, is celebrated in across the country in more ways than you can shake a stick at. Of course, the visual kei scene parties, and parties hard. While you may be familiar with oft-publicised events like UNDER CODE’s annual all-night party that tends last longer than most audience members can stay awake, there are really quite a few all-night shows! I’d like to introduce you to some of them here.
Let’s start with…
UNDER CODE PRODUCTION
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Venue: ESAKA MUSE (Osaka)
Date: 2011.12.31(Sat) - 2012.01.01 (Sun)
Open/Start: 1:00 pm / 2:00 pm
Tentative finish: 3:00 am
Advance/Day-of Tickets: ï¿¥5,000 / ï¿¥5,500 (in addition to a drink ticket)
Acts: NEGA / Megaromania / Dali / FUTURISMã»BOYZ / ã·ã³ãã£ã±ã¤ã (CINDY&KATE) / REALies / æ± (Suzaku) / Cu[be] / Vior gloire / ãéæ¯ããéã å£ÃãPaRADEiSã / ããã©ãèæ§ã¼ãã³ (Panorama Kyokou Xenon) / Vallquar-ã¯ã«ãã¥ã¼ã¬- / ãã©ãã (BALLAD)Â / ã¢ã¤ãã« (Idol) / ãã¬ã¨ã³ã¿ã¼ãã©ã¤ã¼ã¹ (Nega Enterprises) / ç½ªå£æ³äººé»åå2011 (Tsumidan Houjin Kurojuuji) / And more…
*Will also include several session bands to be announced on the day of the show
Stay tuned for more!
Source: UNDER CODE OHP
Certainly good news for NEGA fans - the band has announced a new maxi-single, live DVD and full album releases! Yet there is no further information about the album though, only that it will come out next year and is entitled as VANITAS.
The new maxi-single DELUGE comes out next month, on November 30th, in three types. All types will include the title song and second track 「SINK」.
[Deluxe Edition TYPE A]SPECIAL DVD 「NEGA European tour2011」 document (4,200 yen)
[Normal Edition TYPE B]DVD「DELUGE」(PROMOTION CLIP) (2.100 yen)
[Normal Edition TYPE C] bonus track 「瞑葬」 (Meisou) (1.680 yen)
The DVD PEREUNION-CODE20110726- of their 6th anniversary&revival concert will come out November 8th and costs 5250 yen - it will contain material over 120 minutes. So don’t forget to pre-order it.
Source: CD Japan, UCP site