Boy, do I love a mystery. Word of the formation of a new band has reached my ears, but details are very hush-hush. The group is called CLØWD and so far, we have nothing more than an official site displaying a teaser video and a countdown clock. The band image is also quite vague, with each member standing behind bars with covered faces. Any guesses on who they could be?
DIV announced during their tour final on November 3 that they will be releasing their second full length album. Titled “SECRET,” the album is set to release on February 25. No other information as of yet, but keep an eye on our release calender for details.
Did you catch Liraizo‘s first live web broadcast? Never fear, you are getting a second chance. The second episode of Liraizo no Himitsu Housou Club will air November 12 on Music Japan Plus. The show starts at 20:00 JST and will play in the banner at the top of the main page.
Trouble already for My Bacteria Heat Island. It seems vocalist Tenten was recently hospitalized due to an athsma attack caused by overwork. He has since been released, but will be taking it easy for awhile under doctors orders. There have been no cancellations in their event schedule and, though Tenten will be absent from a handful of their planned instore appearances, they don’t expect their lives to be effected.
Something must be in the air. Shonenki‘s vocalist Kou has also fallen ill and been hospitalized, causing him to miss an instore event and live on November 7. Details on his illness have not yet been revealed, but judging by comments made so far, he is anxious to get back to work. We’ll keep you posted as things develop. In the meantime, all we can do is hope for the best.
In brighter news, REIGN has announced their fifth release will drop on December 24. They have already updated their OHP with a devilish new look and changed all their twitter icons to match. Check out the preview for the new PV. Did you get goosebumps? I got goosebumps.
And that’s the Quickie. Ciao.
And it starts. Brand spanking new band Liraizo is holding their first ever live internet broadcast, Liraizo Himitsu Housou Club, on October 30. In case you missed it, Liraizo is a new project made up of ex-AND Eccentric Agent guitarist Kili and drummer Suzune, ex-Screw bassist Yuutoman, ex-Mix Speaker’s vocalist Yuki and ex-Circus guitarist Toma. The broadcast will air on Music Japan Plus starting at 20:00 JST and is sure to full of fun stuff, so set your alarms (that’s really effin early in the morning where I am) and check it out.
Speaking of Mix Speaker’s, Inc. (kind of), guess who got a new vocalist! It’s just been announced that ex-MoNoLith vocalist, Keita, will be joining the ranks as their second vocalist. I can hear our fearless leader, Lizz, jumping for joy. Now going by the name NIKA, he will officially debut at their live on December 7.
As if Gackt couldn’t get any cheesier (I mean, seriously, did you see that body pillow?), he has just released his own dating sim game inspired by his song, PS I LOVE U. The ap, available both on iTunes and Google Play, features Gackt himself and has fifteen available storylines which vary depending on your choices in the game. So…that’s cool…I guess.
Bad news for fans of Avanchik. It seems guitarist Yoshito has suddenly decided to break with the band. Judging by members comments, kindly translated by our friends over at Shattered Tranquility, it looks like Yoshito just didn’t have the skill or drive to keep up with the rest of the members and thought it best to just walk away. His departure is effective immediately and Avanchik will continue as a four-member band from here on.
Oh! I almost forgot! Check out the latest trailer for Miyavi’s upcoming film, Unbroken. This trailer reveals a little more of his intense performance as the horrible POW prison guard known only as ‘The Bird.” Unbroken hits theaters in the US on December 26.
And that’s the Quickie. Hasta.