New information revealed that the 5th single of EGOIST (supercell) titled "Fallen" will be out in stores November 19, it is also featured as the ending theme song for the action sci-fi anime PYSCHO PASS 2, airing this season.
The radio broadcasted version of Fallen can be listened through the embedded video above.
RevleZ announced recently on their homepage that they are going to release their 4th single, DIVINITY, on November 26th! The single will come in two types.
The A type will come with both a CD and a DVD. The CD will contain 2 songs and the DVD will contain the MV of the leading track. It will cost 1800 yen. The B type will come with just a CD containing 3 songs. It will cost 1500 yen. Below are each type's details!
MoNoLith's disbandment back in August 2014 definitely has been very unexpected and a shock for all of their fans.
They have been active for eight years which was quite a long time. Their double vocals were unique, not many bands have two singers at the same time.
Another band that used two have two vocalists is Mix Speaker's,Inc.. When YUKI left the band in April 2014, only MIKI was left. The band has been active with five members for a few months, but now they finally announced that a new second vocalist is going to join them: it's ex.MoNoLith vocalist Keita!
His name is NIKA now and he will officially become their sixth member after their performance on December 7th at Shinjuku BLAZE. You can follow him on twitter here.
This seems to be a very promising step for the band, so let's look forward to December!
amber gris celebrated it 5th anniversary today at Shibuya WWW, and has announced a new mini-album! the new release will be titled Across the Blow and will release on December 17 for 2700 yen. the mini album will include six new tracks.
PIERROT will reissue their best-of collection titled, "Hello Complete Singles And PV Collection". Originally released in 2009 from Sweet-Child records, this new limited edition will contain two CDs with a total of 22 tracks, a DVD featuring 19 PVs and a photobook! The release date for the compilation is set for October 22, 2014.
Hello Complete Singles And PV Collection
DISC 1 (CD)
01. screen1トリカゴ / screen1 torikago
02. クリア・スカイ / clear sky
03. MAD SKY -鋼鉄の救世主- / MAD SKY -koutetsu no messiah-
04. ハルカ... / haruka...
05. カナタへ... / kanata he...
06. ラストレター / last letter
09. 神経がワレル暑い夜 / shinkei ga wareru atsui yoru
DISC 2 (CD)
01. DRAMATIC NEO ANNIVERSARY
03. 壊れていくこの世界で / kowareteiku kono sekai de
04. PSYCHEDELIC LOVER
05. HILL -幻覚の雪- / HILL -genkaku no yuki-
06. 薔薇色の世界 / barairo no sekai
07. ネオグロテスク / neo-grotesque
08. 夕闇スーサイド / yuuyami suicide
09. 脳内モルヒネ / nounai morphine
10. Smiley Skeleton
1. screen 1 トリカゴ / screen 1 torikago
2. クリア・スカイ / clear sky
3. MAD SKY -鋼鉄の救世主- / MAD SKY -koutetsu no messiah-
Acid Black Cherry uploaded some exciting news on his channel!
After his new single INCUBUS dropping later this month, he announced in 2015 that he will be releasing his forth full album, L-エル- (L-ERU-). This is all the available information about the album, so we will keep you updated once we know more.
GACKT has recently released his own love game app called P.S. I LOVE U GACKT for free download on Google Play and the App Store!
The game is inspired by his song, "P.S. I LOVE U", and allows the player to participate in various settings and scenarios. The game currently has 15 different endings and the endings can be achieved by the various different paths and choices the player makes during the story.
Also, with the app, the players can see photos with voice clips and special illustrations as well, as shown above!
SID recently announced on their homepage that they will be releasing a new Christmas themed single called White tree. It will be released on December 10th!
The single will come in 3 editions. The A type of the single will come with the CD, Christmas cards, and a storybook. It will cost 1850 yen. The B type will come with the CD and the artist photobook. It will cost 1300 yen. Lastly, the regular edition will come with just the CD and will cost 900 yen.
So far, that's all that is announced about the single! We will keep you updated once we know more.
All-female metal band BRIDEAR will release a new single titled "Decision" on October 22. this new release includes two tracks and will cost 1300 yen. This is their first release of the year, after releasing their mini-album Overturn the Doom last December.
As some of you probably heard, DEATHGAZE has decided to go on an indefinite hiatus after their live on December 23rd. After the release of ENIGMA, the band felt that they could do no better if they were to have any more music. Due to the wall that they feel they have hit, they felt it were best to go on an indefinite hiatus for the time being. You can read the member's and staff's statements below:
Thank you very much for continued support.
Although this is sudden, DEATHGAZE is going to go on an indefinite hiatus after the show on the December 23rd, 2014. We don’t know how long this is going to last.
Last year we had our band's 10th anniversary and we are now in our 11th year as a band. We feel that we’ve done everything we could in the album ENIGMA. We think that even if we make new songs, we cannot give more than we already have. We feel sorry to tell you this news so suddenly, especially for all the fans and all the people who have supported us. We have discussed this for a while and we believe this is the right thing to do.
We will give it our all for our remaining shows this year, so please support us.
In the 11 years that we have been active as DEATHGAZE, so many things have happened. We changed members countless times but thanks to everyone’s support, we were able to restart and keep going up till now. We’re truly grateful. We sincerely thank you. We spent a third of our lives in this band, constantly putting all our energy in keeping it alive. In this band, we pursued music that only we could do. So many times we were convinced that if we ever reached our limit, we would desperately try to cross over that barrier. This time we have chose to pause our activities because all the members considered the future and we felt that this was a necessary decision. Until we pause our activities as DEATHGAZE, we will try to go to an even higher level. In this our 11th year we had refined everything carefully. Come what may; whether the past, the present or even the future. Nothing has changed and we will desperately do all we can to keep living. For DEATHGAZE to keep going, I gave my all. At the end of 2014 we will pause for a while but as far as anyone is concerned, our best year can still come next year or the year after next year. We will do our best for the sake of our happiness. Please continue to support us.
Everyone, we’re so sorry. We came to this kind of decision. For the remainder of our activities, we will continue with all our strength so please support us.
Of all the announcements that we have made until now, this is the worst. And just like our usual schedule, this was a very sudden announcement. We’re truly sorry. After quite a long time with each member thinking and worrying about this, we came to this conclusion.The fact that we came to this decision even though our live shows have been so good, I honestly think that it’s a waste. I wanted to experience much more with everyone but this is really unfortunate. Nevertheless we took this seriously, gave it a lot of thought and came to this decision. This time, even though it must be painful for everyone to support us after this kind of announcement; we decided that until the last live, since we’ve always given all our energy, please support us till the end.
Up till now DEATHGAZE has managed to overcome anything. For more than 10 years, being DEATHGAZE’s drummer and doing lives, I thought I would do this for as long as I was alive. However, even though we say these things, up till now we’ve done so many releases and lives and we could not see any future beyond ENIGMA. That’s why we decided to pause activities. For this reason, having to face these feelings, we thought this was our only choice so it was unanimous. However, to the fans that have always supported us we are truly sorry for this sad information. But even with this choice; DEATHGAZE, myself, the other members, we believe we have a future. In that case, I hope we can figure things out. With this sudden announcement, we don’t have many lives remaining but I will beat the drums with all my strength the same as ever so please continue to support me!
Visual Kei band Nihilizm had three announcements for fans: The release of a new single titled "Lily", the band's first anniversary one man live and a free event.
The single will drop on November 5th and comes as Limited Edition for 1944 Yen and as Regular Edition for 1620 Yen. The difference? Check it out below:
Nihilizm formed last November and therefore will celebrate its first anniversary this year, on November 23rd at Ikebukuro Black Hole.
Two months later, on January 19th, there will be a special event - and the entry is free! There will be Limited Premium tickets for 3500 Yen and ticket holders will have a meeting with their favorite member as well as receiving a ticket for Nihilizm's acoustic live on January 21st. But everyone who doesn't want to buy or didn't get their hands on a ticket is still allowed to join the event on November 23rd for free.
LOS ANGELES, CA - October 13th 2014 - Fashion and Music Shop, Xenon, located in Downtown Los Angeles Little Tokyo Mall, will be holding a fair from October 15th to November 18th for Japans top music label FWD (FreeWill). Beginning with Dir en grey, each week the store will have rare and limited official tour merchandise, CD's, DVD's, shirts, and photo books for the fans in Los Angeles.
FREEWILL FAIR SCHEDULE:
Dir en Grey pt.1 - Gauze – Vulgar Era Week:
October 15 (Wed) - October 21th (Tues)
Dog in the PWO/BugLug/Blu-Billion/Dangan no Limit Week:
October 22nd (Wed) - October 28th (Tues)
October 29th (Wed) - November 4th (Tues)
November 5th (Wed) - November 11th (Tues)
Dir en Grey pt.2 - Withering to Death – The Unraveling Era Week:
ABOUT XENON: Xenon is the Official Cure Magazine Shop, recently opened its doors on August 1st 2014 in Downtown, Little Tokyo (319 E. 2nd St #119 Los Angeles, CA 90012). The store carries various apparel brands from Shibuya 109, including Jury Black, as well as, CD's, DVD's, and official tour merchants of idols and visual-kei bands straight from Japan. Official website | Facebook
ABOUT FWD Inc.: FreeWill is an Japanese independent record label founded in 1986 by Color vocalist Hiroshi "Dynamite Tommy" Tomioka, with branches predominantly in Japan and the United States, as well as previously in Europe. It also continues to co-manage many of its artists including Dir en grey, Merry, baroque, kannivalism, as well as after they have signed recording contracts with a major record label. Free Will along with Extasy Records are credited with helping to spread the visual kei movement. FreeWill also produced the 2001 anime adaptation of the long running manga series Grappler Baki. In 2007, the label changes its name to FWD inc. with Fujimoto as its new CEO. Website: FWD Inc.
Yesterday Visual Kei band Femme Fatale had sad news for fans: drummer Chargeeeeee has decided to leave the band.
Femme Fatale just officially started band activities in May but this month they will already lose one member. They haven't really given an actual reason for Chargeeeeee's departure but stated that they're sorry for such a sudden announcement as he will leave the band already next week, on October 21st. As of November Femme Fatale will perform with a support member.
As announced on MEJIBRAYS's official homepage - 2014/09/08, they will release their 2nd album titled "THE "420" THEATRICAL ROSES" on December 3, 2014. The album will be available in 2 types - limited and regular. The limited edition will include 2 discs, a 15 track CD and DVD. The regular edition will contain 1 disc and includes 2 bonus tracks! Artwork for both editions have yet to be revealed.
THE "420" THEATRICAL ROSES
Limited edition track list:
01 Theatrical Blue-black / シアトリカル・ブルーブラック
03 Hungry Psychopath
04 Mr.rain wa shindafuri / Mr.レインは死んだふり
06 Maisoumushi / 埋葬虫
09 hatred × tangle red × hunger red
10 Shunkan no ideal / 瞬間のアイディアル
12 SUICIDAL WORD GAME
15 Tori wa oyogikata wo shirazu obore nakigara / 鳥は泳ぎ方を知らず溺れ亡骸
THE "420" THEATRICAL ROSES
Regular edition track list:
02 Theatrical Blue-black / シアトリカル・ブルーブラック
04 Hungry Psychopath
05 Mr.rain wa shindafuri / Mr.レインは死んだふり
07 Maisoumushi / 埋葬虫
10 hatred × tangle red × hunger red
11 Shunkan no ideal / 瞬間のアイディアル
13 SUICIDAL WORD GAME
16 Tori wa oyogikata wo shirazu obore nakigara / 鳥は泳ぎ方を知らず溺れ亡骸