Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Tribute to Jasmine You

A free tribute concert to the late Jasmine You has been finalized. The concert titled “Dearest You ~Gathering of Intimate Friends~” will be held on the 1-year anniversary of Jasmine You’s death. The event is a free event with 14 bands performing, all whom were very close with the bassist.
For those who don’t remember, Jasmine You was the bassist of VK band Versailles and passed away on August 9, 2009. The cause of death has remained unknown as his family did not release that information. About 10 days after his death, You’s family wrote on his blog and told the fans that some of his last requests were he wanted to see the night sky of Yokohama. To which they brought him but was unable to get out of …


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Monday, April 5, 2010

GaGaalinG Disbanded

 GaGaalinG rock band put the message in the courtyard of their official myspace recently, informing fans that they would be disbanded on July 17, 2010 next.
Their last live appearance was in Takadanobaba, Tokyo on the day.
Dissolution of the band due to musical differences. The next activity for the four personnel still not announced.
But, they still will be playing together for a concert that was scheduled until later disbanded. They will appear in Nagoya oys on 20 March 2010, then followed by Nishikujo Brand New in Osaka on March 21 and last Takadanobaba Club Phase on 25 April 2010.
GaGaalinG formed in 2005 and the debut through ZETIMA labels in the same year with the album ROYAL PUNX.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Ayumi Hamasaki Album And Live DVD


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Popular singer Ayumi Hamasaki have set the release of her newest album, Rock'n'Roll Circus, as well of a new live DVD called ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2009 A NEXT LEVEL for April 14th.

Rock'n'Roll Circus, will be Ayumi's eleventh original album so far since her latest full-length CD NEXT LEVEL, which was released in March last year. This album will feature 14 songs total, including all her latest four singles: You were..., BALLAD, Sunrise ~LOVE IS ALL~ and Sunset ~LOVE IS ALL~, as well as the brand-new songs Microphone and Don't look back, which are currently being used as commercials in Japan.

Two editions of the album are going on sale, one of these accompanied by a DVD including eight different music videos and making-ofs, plus a digest video of the live DVD ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2009 A
NEXT LEVEL. A special edition including the album and the full DVD is also being released in the same day as a limited box set.

As for the Live DVD, it is a three-disc set featuring footage from one of Ayumi's performances at Yoyogi Daiichi Taiikukan in 2009, which was part of her latest arena tour. This tour spanned 35 dates in approximately seven months and mobilized almost 300,000 people. 24 songs, as well as screen footage and all the MCs from the concert have been recorded to give shape to the release.

SOURCE:
jame-world.com 

Friday, March 19, 2010

Kagerou

Kagerou (蜉蝣) was a Japanese Visual Kei-themed rock band. kagerou formed in September 1999 by vocalist Daisuke, and bassist MASAYA, soon to be joined by guitarist Yuana. After their time on record label Loop Ash, in 2000 kagerou transferred to label Lizard inside of Free-Will. After having gained great popularity among the Japanese Visual Kei audience, they went abroad in 2005; playing in Germany and France.

At the live of September 16, 2006, at Liquid Room Ebisu, they stated their disbandment. Their comment on the 19th on their official site states it took place on January 2007, after a final tour in late October & November. On December 27, 2006 they released a final greatest hits album entitled Shinjuka.


Style

Kagerou was a band in the Japanese Visual Kei style, which is characterized by its obscure and androgynous look, unique in its own way and elegant in its fabric. Although Kagerou used less make-up and wore simplified stage outfits in comparison to most Visual Kei bands, they were still considered a Visual Kei band.

Band name

Kagerou means "mayfly" in the Japanese language. Mayflies can be as old as three years. However, when mayflies reach their adulthood, their life span varies from two hours to three days. This short life span relates to Kagerou's vocalist Daisuke. Daisuke has suffered from heart related problems since infancy. Each day there is a chance his heart will give up. In honor of him, they decided to name the band Kagerou.

Members

Daisuke (大佑) – Vocals – He has written all the lyrics for Kagerou. His previous bands include Le'Cheri and Fatima, in which he was the drummer. Aside from drums, he also plays the piano. Daisuke is known for his audience interaction such as stage diving. He is currently the vocalist of the Nagoya Kei band the studs.

Yuana (ユアナ) – guitar – He writes the majority of the band's songs. His past bands include Sweet Hallucination, and Alicia where he was known as "Ewana". He is currently the guitarist of boogieman.

kazu – bass guitar – His past bands are Research in which he was went under the pseudonym "Kazunori", and Aioria under "Kazutake".

Shizûmi (静海) – drums and percussion – His past bands are Mitre Cure and Melusine.

Past members

Masaya – bass guitar – He left in 2000 and joined Kar'Maria. He then retired and left the music industry.
Kuya – bass guitar – Kuya joined Kagerou in January, 2001 and subsequently left in August to join Guiche.

Discography

Daisuke, Yuana, and Masaya

Demo tapes
  • Biological Slicer
  • Biyou Seikei Ishi no Shumi (美容整形医師の趣味) (April 21, 2000)
Singles
  • Biological Slicer (April 4, 2000)
    1. "Eroa" (エロア)
    2. "R shitei" (R指定)
    3. "Saigo no Kensa" (最期の検査)
    4. "Wrist-cutter" (リストカッター)
Daisuke, Yuana, Masaya, and Shizûmi

Compilation and Distributed
  • "0718" (July 18, 2000, distributed CD)
  • "Meisou Honnou" (迷走本能) from Japanesque Rock Collectionz (July 28, 2000, compilation CD by Cure Magazine)
  • "Mousou Chikashitsu" (妄想地下室) from Kakumei ~Voice of Rebirth~ (August 30, 2000)
Daisuke, Yuana, Kuya, and Shizumi

Singles
  • Hakkyou Sakadachi Onanist (発狂逆立ちオナニスト) (June 27, 2001)
    1. "Seitekikinchou Implant" (性的緊張インプラント)
    2. "Nawa" (縄)
    3. "Shikkou Yuuyo Sannen" (執行猶予三年)
  • Jikasei Full Course (自家製フルコース) (July 18, 2001)
    1. "Joumyaku Salad" (静脈サラダ)
    2. "Urami Koto" (怨み言)
    3. "Kakusei Jelly" (覚醒ゼリー)
Omnibus
  • "Kichiku Moralism" (鬼畜モラリズム) from LOOP OF LIFE (February 20, 2001)
  • "Kakusei Jelly" from Shock Edge 2001 (September 29, 2001)
Daisuke, Yuana, kazu, and Shizûmi

Singles
  • Iro Megane to Scandal (色メガネとスキャンダル) (January 9, 2002)
    1. "Yūgure no Shazai" (夕暮れの謝罪)
    2. "Exotic na Kansenshou" (エキゾチックな感染症)
    3. "Soushitsu" (葬失)
  • kagerou no Jiten (蜉蝣事典 <大人の書店>) (May 4, 2002)
    1. "Idol Kurui no Shinrigaku" (アイドル狂いの心裏学)
  • Mizu Hitari no Kazoe Uta (水浸りの数え唄) (July 10, 2002)
    1. "Yubikiri" (ゆびきり)
    2. "Kikaku Mono" (企画モノ)
    3. "R Shitei" (R指定)
  • Hiaburi no Kazoe Uta (火炙りの数え唄) (July 10, 2002)
    1. "Gozen sanji no taiyou Kōsen" (午前三時の太陽光線)
    2. "Utsu" (鬱)
    3. "Wrist-cutter" (リストカッター)
  • Sakebi (叫び) (February 28, 2003, distributed at the "Katana Kari Tour")
    1. "Sakebi" (叫び)
    2. "Kichiku Moralism" (鬼畜モラリズム)
  • Kakokei Shinjitsu (過去形真実) (May 7, 2003)
    1. "Kakokei Shinjitsu" (過去形真実)
    2. "Sekkyou 38.5℃" (説教38.5℃)
    3. "Kakokei Shinjitsu (Remix)" (過去形真実)
    4. "Sekkyou 38.5℃ (Remix)" (説教38.5℃)
  • XII dizzy (January 28, 2004)
    1. "Xll dizzy"
    2. "Soine Pesari" (添い寝ペッサリー)
    3. "Kuchita sekishin" (朽ちた赤心)
  • Sakurakurakura (サクラクラクラ) (February 10, 2004, distributed at the "Kaijou Gentei Tour")
    1. "Sakurakurakura" (サクラクラクラ)
  • Kurokami no AITSU (黒髪のアイツ) (December 8, 2004)
    1. "Kurokami no AITSU" (黒髪のアイツ)
    2. "Shibire Kokoro (Live)" (痺れ心)
    3. "Koi uta (Live)" (恋唄)
    4. "Masatsu Shinkou (Live)" (摩擦信仰)
  • Shiroi Karasu (白い鴉) (December 8, 2004)
    1. "Shiroi Karasu" (白い鴉)
    2. "Soine Pesari (Live)" (添い寝ペッサリー)
    3. "3・2・1 (Live)"
    4. "XII dizzy (Live)"
  • Zetsubou ni SAYONARA (絶望にサヨナラ) (March 23, 2005)
    1. "Zetsubou ni SAYONARA" (絶望にサヨナラ)
    2. "Watashi." (私。)
    3. "Ai wa Savage" (愛はサベージ)
  • Kusatta Umi de Oborekakateiru Boku wo Sukutte Kureta Kimi
    (腐った海で溺れかけている僕を救ってくれた君) (November 30, 2005, (Three Versions, A, B, C)
    1. "Kusatta Umi de Oborekakateiru Boku wo Sukutte Kureta Kimi"
      (腐った海で溺れかけている僕を救ってくれた君)
    2. "Hibike, Kono koe." (響け、この声。)
    3. "Shuuchi no Ori" (羞恥の檻) (Only available in Version A)
    4. "Yuuyami wo Saita Hana" (夕闇を裂いた花) (Only available in Version B)
    5. Making of Footage (Only available in Version C)
  • Tonarimachi no Kanojo (となり町の彼女) (June 6, 2006)
    1. "Tonarimachi no Kanojo (となり町の彼女)
    2. "Seija no Ame" (聖者の雨)
    3. "Ragan (Remix)" (裸眼)
    4. "Sabashisa to Nemure (Remix)" (寂しさと眠れ)
Albums
  • Kagerou (蜉蝣) (July 30, 2003)
  • Rakushu (落首) (August 18, 2004)
  • guroushoku (愚弄色) (July 27, 2005)
  • Kurohata (黒旗) (July 19, 2006)
  • Shinjuka (心中歌) (December 27, 2006)
DVDs
  • kagerou no Video Clips (Clip Collection) (蜉蝣のビデオクリップ) (September 9, 2002)
  • Zekkyō Psychopath (絶叫サイコパス) (January 28, 2004)
  • Rakushu Enjō Saishū Kōen (落首炎上最終公演) (June 29, 2005)
  • kagerou: Tour '06-'07 Last Live (March 28, 2007)
External links