Sadly, we have even more disbandments and lineup changes to report this week, starting with Minerva. Minerva will call it quits after their second one-man live at Ikebukuro EDGE on September 27. Member comments are up on their OHP. In the meantime, make sure to give them your support until the end.
As I’m sure you all know, BORN released their latest mini album, Alternative Tarantula, on July 22. It has been announced that one of the songs from the album will be used in a game. RUTSUBO will be used as the opening theme for the game, Out Division (is it a BL game? I think it might be). BORN’s Alternative Tarantula tour is in full swing, with the tour final at Akasaka BLITZ on September 6, so go check them out to hear the track live.
The Weekly Quickie: D, Femme Fatale, Dir en grey, Jupiter, X-Japan, DIAURA, Angelo, Shiobara Yasutaka
Prepare for fangirling in 3….2…..1…..
D IS BACK!! That’s right. While the rest of America was celebrating 4th of July, I was celebrating the return of D with the announcement of a new single and fall tour. As I’m sure you remember, D took a hiatus in December of last year to allow frontman, ASAGI, to seek treatment for TMJ. Well, he’s back and raring to go! Titled, Happy Unbirthday, the Alice in Wonderland-themed single is scheduled to drop sometime in September, the corresponding one-man tour kicking of on August 29 at Akasaka BLITZ. I can’t WAIT to hear ASAGI’s voice again.
It seems lineup changes are the thing this summer and we have another one for The Dice. At their show earlier this month, vocalist MISS was conspicuously absent. It has since been announced that he has officially left the group effective immediately. The band will continue until August 21 with a support vocalist, after which they will take an activity pause.