Here's some exciting news from SuG! After releasing their single, B.A.B.Y, in July, they are back with another new single called CRY OUT! It is planned to be released on November 19th. This single will be arranged by Hayashi Betomonori from Plus-Tech Squeeze Box.
So far, the only details that are available about this single is that it will come in 3 types: First Press Editions A & B and Regular Edition. The first press editions will both cost 1750 yen and will come with both a CD and DVD. The regular edition will just have a CD and will cost 950 yen.
We will keep you updated once we know more details, so watch out!
RAVE announced that they will be releasing a new maxi single titled ohitori serenade on November 26th. It will come in two types: Limited and Regular Edition. The limited edition (¥2160) includes a CD+DVD featuring the PV for “ohitori serenade" and making of. The regular edition (¥1620) will be CD only.
SPYAIR will be releasing its 1st best-of album on November 26.
The upcoming album, simply titled "BEST", was announced on the ZIP-FM radio program "AIR's ROCK". Vocalist IKE made the announcement towards the end of the program.
"BEST" will contain all of SPYAIR's major-label singles, the YouTube track "GLORY", and a brand new song that is currently untitled. In total, 16 tracks will be included on the album.
The new album will come in 3 different versions: Regular Edition, Limited Edition A, and Limited Edition B. The regular edition will come with just the album. Limited Edition A will come with music videos for all of the band's major-label singles. Limited Edition B will come with a bonus CD featuring live performance recordings.
In addition to the album announcement, SPYAIR has also announced that they will be releasing a photo book titled "ONE PARK 2014". The photo book will summarize the band's activities over the past year. A special membership card will be included in the photo book, allowing fans to access exclusive content from the band.
Check out the track list and covers for the album below:
Visual Kei band Black Line announced to disband at the end of the year.
Last year in December Black Line went on hiatus but came back a few months later with the release "THIS IS WAR". It turns out that this isn't only the band's come back album but also its last one in general. Black Line will disband on December 16th at Otsuka DEEPA - the place and day everything began three years ago.
The band hasn't really given any reason for this decision but vocalist Mikaru posted the following English statement on his facebook page:
I'm sorry in the sad announcement.
It was decided to discuss the band.
I wanted to keep the black line.
World of the black line, songs, members. I like all.
But it wasn't possible unfortunately.
It's very sad.
You only live once.
For me, even for them, there is a dream for each.
I respect them, they respect me.
We are very good friends.
Black line and Dio is family to me. Forever.
Songs and memories are my treasure.
Thank you for your support the black line.
Please watch over their activities in the future.
Also the other members are sorry for such an announcement and thankful for the support they've received. Guitarist Yudai and drummer Syu expressed their sadness over not being able to keeping the promise they've given the band's oversea-fans: to go on tour abroad once again.
The members haven't talked about their future plans yet but Mikaru is still active with his solo project G.L.A.M.S..
Exciting news for Acid Black Cherry fans! The final details, including the covers of all the editions of their 19th single, "INCUBUS," have been released! This is the 19th single for yasu's (vocalist of Janne Da Arc) solo project, and is slated to be released on October 22nd. Just as with Acid Black Cherry's previous releases, there are three versions of the single: a special edition with a DVD, one with a mini photo booklet, and another at a discounted price, featuring only the single. In addition to to "INCUBUS," there is a cover of the song "CLOUDY HEART," originally performed by Japanese band BOØWY. You can preorder the single at CDJAPAN. Check out all the details below!
You love Visual Kei band D=OUT but weren't able to attend the special live on September 23rd? At last you will be able to watch the live at home on your screen soon!
On September 23rd D=OUT's drummer Minase held his last live before retiring from the music industry. In spring he announced to depart in order to take over the family business but at least there's good news for fans who weren't able to attend the live yesterday: D=OUT announced that his last live will be released on DVD on December 3rd.
After the live D=OUT's members thanked everyone for coming and the awesome live. We wish them and Minase all the best on their ways from now on!
Visual Kei band GOTCHAROCKA announced at its live on September 23rd that a new live DVD will drop in November.
The DVD will feature the band's tour final held at Shibuya AiiA Theater Tokyo on September 23rd and is titled "∞ - ∞ ～INFINITY-HANDCUFFS～ GRAND FINAL at AiiA Theater Tokyo". The release date is set for November 26th and for 6264 Yen you'll receive two DVDs: the live scenes and a documentary.
Check out the songs played that day:
06.I AM TEACHER
10.Many Merry Moments
14.The Lyrical Jet Sky
03.Samurai dreeeeeam breaker
Furthermore, GOTCHAROCKA will go on winter tour "Chase!!!" as of December 6th and will hold the tour final at Shinjuku ReNY on January 12th. Support members are bassist TABO and drummer TERO (†яi￠к).
GACKT revealed details and a preview for his new single "akatsukizukuyo -DAY BREAKERS-" (暁月夜 - DAY BREAKERS-) that is scheduled to be released on October 1st.
There will be four different editions of this single and one of them seems to be pretty interesting! But let's talk about those editions that you can buy in stores first: The Limited Edition for 1944 Yen includes a CD with the lead track as well as an Orchestra version, Instrumental version and Orchestra Instrumental version of it. It also comes with a DVD featuring the PV of this song.
The Regular Edition is CD-only including the same tracks like the Limited Edition.
And there will be a TSUTAYA Edition for 1296 Yen that is CD-only but comes with a photobook.
And last but not least: the fan club edition. This G&LOVERS-Limited Premium Edition comes with the CD and DVD as well as a body pillow (1800mm x 600mm)! Unfortunately there's no picture of it yet but you can already check out the preview for the new CD below:
Sad news for fans of D=OUT, as drummer Minase will officially leave the group following their final stop on their Jisaku Jien-Kizuna- Tour '14. The news of his leaving is not a shock, however, as it was announced on their official web site and blog in March of this year. Stating his reason for leaving as related to family, Minase added to the official statement:
D=OUT is a very important place for me. However, family cannot be compared to this special place, and I've chosen to support my family. As such, after I graduate from D=OUT, I will quit the music industry.
Minase has also stated his love for the band as his time in it will never change, and he will continue to support them as he embarks on his new path in life.
The tour's finale takes place at Shibuya Public Hall this September 23rd. Doors open at 5pm and the show starts at 5:30.
D=OUT will continue as a four-man band consisting of vocalist Kouki, guitarists Hikaru and Ibuki, and bassist Reika. Please stay tuned for more information regarding the band's future activities!
LOUD GRAPE has just announced their first mini-album, Devils Chocolate, will be released on November 26th! There will be two versions of the album, including a special edition with a DVD.
The band will also embark on several in-store events to promote the mini-album, starting with the Tokyo branch of Like a Edison on November 29th. LOUD GRAPE has also just announced information for their first anniversary live, to take place on February 14th, 2015. Check out all the information, as well as their new look, below.