Category Archives: Visual Kei

Mejibray – 3 consecutive singles on their way out starting September 4th

MEJIBRAY’s first single “a priori” will hit stores in two weeks on Sept 4th. “Shuuei” will follow on October 2nd, and on November 6th another single titled “DECADANCE-Counting Goats…if I can’t be yours” will be out.

Track list for the singles:

Limited Edition Type A (2100 Yen)
[CD]
01. a priori
02. -XV-
[DVD]
a priori PV
documentary from their live at Akasaka BLITZ on June 9th

Limited Edition Type B (1890 Yen)
[CD]
01. a priori
02. -XV-
[DVD]
live scenes of their live at Akasaka BLITZ on June 9th

Regular Edition (1575 Yen)
[CD]
01. a priori
02. -XV-
03.RISK:er

Shuuei
Limited Edition Type A (2100 Yen)
[CD]
01. Shuuei
02. Gesshoku
[DVD]
Shuuei PV
documentary of their live at Akasaka BLITZ on June 9th

Limited Edition Type B (1890 Yen)
[CD]
01. Shuuei
02. Gesshoku
[DVD]
live scene of their live at Akasaka BLITZ on June 9th

Regular Edition (1575 Yen)
[CD]
01. Shuuei
02. Gesshoku
03. Shitto
DECADANCE – Counting Goats … if I can’t be yours –
Limited Edition Type A (2100 Yen)
[CD]
01. DECADANCE – Counting Goats … if I can’t be yours –
02. Melancholia
[DVD]
DECADANCE – Counting Goats … if I can’t be yours – PV
documentary of their live at Akasaka BLITZ on June 9th

Limited Edition Type B (1890 Yen)
[CD]
01. DECADANCE – Counting Goats … if I can’t be yours –
02. Melancholia
[DVD]
live scene of their live at Akasaka BLITZ on June 9th

Regular Edition (1575 Yen)
[CD]
01. DECADANCE – Counting Goats … if I can’t be yours –
02. Melancholia
03. Sou to utsu to kyoukai

Signal Announces Their Disbandment

Visual Kei band Signal has announced to disband in September.

In April the band’s drummer Raychel announced his departure from the band after their live at Ikebukuro EDGE on June 28th. The members have decided they don’t want to continue as Signal if it’s not the five of them.

Their final show will be on September 14th at Meguro Live Station – the same place they had held their very first live.

They are very sorry for such a sudden announcement and apologize for not being able to keep their promise to continue making music as Signal.

Raychel didn’t comment on the disbanding yet but check out the other comments below:

ShinyA

We’ve just announced that Signal will disband after the live on September 14th.

I wanted to see a wider scenery and I wanted to take you along. I’m sorry I couldn’t make it come true.

We have been really selfish but even in the end we betrayed the people who supported us and make them sad. I’m really really sorry for that.

This is something we’ve decided by ourselves but I really didn’t sort my feelings yet.

I love all the fans that are supporting our band Signal. I’m really proud of that and that will never change. And because of that this result makes my heart hurt.

The remaining time is limited but during that time we will give our very best. I want to look back and be proud of being able to have an effect on your feelings until the very end.

There’s a lot more I want to say but I didn’t sort my words yet, sorry.

SHION

This should have been a weekday like every day but due to our announcement this morning we made you upset. I’m really sorry.

On September 14th Signal will disband.

We’ve betrayed you so often and even in the end… . I’m really sorry.

We’ve discussed this so many times and it’s really hard that we came to the result that “disbanding” is the answer.

Because we love Signal.

There are a lot of our fans who said that their wounds won’t heal after we’ve announced Raychel’s departure. My heart hurts.

In 3 months Signal will end.

As of that moment Signal will be only a memory and CDs for us and everyone else.

But until the remaining live span ends we want to create as much memories and leave as much traces as we can. Together with everyone. As the band “Signal” we want to leave as much traces in you as we can.

The final stage is Meguru Live Station. It’s the memorable live house we’ve held our very first live as Signal two years ago. As Singal’s SHION, as bassist, I will make noise and let you hear my voice and blow with my fist in the air with all of our fans at the live until the very end. I want to think back to this time.

I don’t like those serious words but in the remaining time we want to show our loyalty to all of you.

Sorry for not being able to write a proper entry.

Rua

I’m sorry for that really sudden announcement.

It’s really hard, also for us, and we can’t change that.

Signal was my reason to live. An important thing.

It was my life.

It’s so hard that it won’t be there anymore. And I’m scared.

But it’s the result we came to all together after thinking about it.

All we can do is to look ahead and move forward.

Until the very last day.

Yuri

I’m really sorry for such a sudden announcement that makes us betray our fans.

The shape breaks and the thing that should live will surely die.

Sooner or later the end comes.

But… We will disband and that’s really hard. Even if it’s something we’ve decided by ourselves.

To not fall… to not break… We have to act happy but as soon as I’m not with the members I start to think of many things.

For me there’s no band that can replace Signal.

And so it’s really hard. To be honest, I still can’t believe it. I’m selfish.

Andit must be hard for you, too. It’s irresponsible.

But I want you to believe just that: Even though we disband Signal won’t die at the core. I will keep the love you all gave us and the time and memories in my heart and it will last for a lifetime.

Which way I’ll ever go after the disbanding, I promise you to live with my heartbeat made out of the experiences I’ve gained while playing for Signal. And I hope that you will keep us in our hearts as well.

There are only a few lives left but I hope for more power than we had until now, so please stay with us until the very and.

Let’s create a living “evidence”!

Meguru Live Station on September 14th. It’s the first stage on that we were standing as Signal. Close the curtain in this memorable live house together with us!

Jackman Injured in Car Accident

Visual Kei band Jackman was involved in a car accident last Saturday, on February 23rd.

The band was on the way to Urawa when the accident happened. Fortunately it seems like the band and staff members are safe and have only minor injuries.

Due to the accident they had to cancel their show at Urawa Narciss that evening. The members also announced that they won’t cancel the performance in Shinjuku today but it seems like bassist Yu-ta won’t be able to perform.

Taito, New Member Joins AYABIE

Two months ago AYABIE announced the end of their hiatus. Now they have more interesting news for their fans: They revealed that they won’t be a 4 member band when they’ll come back on March 19th but a 5 member band! A new member joined AYABIE. His name is Taito and he plays the keyboard.

Intetsu pointed out that they were searching for a new member since their ANSWER-tour last year. After some rehearsals with Taito the members decided that he will be AYABIE’s new member.

They hope their fans accept him and continue to support the band.

DEATHGAZE New Best of Album and European Tour

Visual Kei band DEATHGAZE announced a new single that is scheduled to be released in May. Celebrating their 10th anniversary they also will release a Best of Album in July.

DEATHGAZE will be going on a European Tour. The tour is titled “THE END OF LAST DECADE”! They haven’t revealed the dates and cities yet but B7Klan announced that the band will tour July 28th to September 23rd in Japan.

Stay tuned! We will inform you as soon as they’ve revealed more details on it!

Sadie Launching New Single “Soukoku no Tsuya”

Visual Kei band Sadie will launch their new single “Soukoku no Tsuya” in March!

It will land March 27th and includes the following three songs:

01. madara

02. Setsugekka

03. Face to face

It’s planned that “Soukoku no Tsuya” will include a DVD featuring their new song “tsumetai honoo” that was played at their live on February 2nd.

To commemorate the new release the band will go on tour. The tour titled “oukaranbu” will start at Akasaka BLITZ on April 6th and will end at Shinjuku BLAZE on July 14th. It’s a two-day tour. That means they will play two lives at each venue with the following concept: “Day 1 naraku no tsuya – painful, sorrowful roaring for endless hopeless” and “Day 2 souten no tsuya – hopeful voice for hands asking for salvation”.

Crazy★shampoo Announces New Single for May

Crazy★shampoo has announced another single, “The Answer,” which will come out after “Chouchou”.

“The Answer” will hit stores May 8th in 2 Types. Each Type includes 3 songs:

Track list Type A

01.The Answer

02.6

03.The Answer〜Remix〜

Track list Type B

01.The Answer

02.6

03.6〜Remix〜

Look for Crazy★shampoo’s upcoming single “Chouchou” on February 6th.

Meanwhile…check out this commentary video from the band with song previews…

the GazettE is Rocking the KUBANA festival

Scratching the obsessive craze for Japanese anime and spreading the Visual-kei culture, the GazettE will perform at the KUBANA festival from August 1st to 7th.

Only a flagman of this style, the GazettE, could represent this highly popular genre.

Russia is welcoming them for the first time and they will rule the Kubana festival.

Other bands that will participate are System of a Down, Scooter, Bullet for my Valentine and more!

See the KUBANA’s website for more information on tickets and the festival.