Some cool news for all you anime fans out there. Vistlip‘s newest single, Contrast, will be featured as the end theme for the upcoming anime, DIVINE GATE. The anime is based on a popular mobile game in which the ‘divine gate’ between earth and the heavens has opened, connecting the two worlds. The single is set to release February 17 in two versions and you can check out the trailer for the anime above.
A9 have announced the release of their second single, LIGHT AND DARKNESS, in a rather nontraditional fashion. The single will be released in three physical versions, normal, limited and deluxe, as well as being distributed digitally through a Peatix page set up specifically for foreign fans. In addition, if you preorder the limited or deluxe edition, you will receive the song data one week before the actual release date. Preorders start January 10, so bookmark that page and mark your calendars.
Our new year release schedule is filling up quickly with MEJIBRAY hitting us yet again with a two month consecutive release. Arigato GRIMOIR releases March 2 and THE END is set to release April 6. Both come in three types, so start saving your pennies.
DOAK will be doubling up on us as well with the release of two demo singles. Hakuri and Ito will both release on January 17, however Hakuri will only be available for purchase at their live at Ikebukuro EDGE.
Sadly, not even a week into the year and we are already seeing the first wave of disbandments. Newcomers NiAS have announced their disbandment after less than a year together. It seems that the members are struggling with their own problems and it is effected the band as a whole, so they have decided to disband after their live at Shinjuku Club SCIENCE on February 20. It’s always unfortunate when things don’t work out and we wish them all the best.
Another new band bites the dust with the disbandment of FANG. Just a few days after they announced the departure of drummer Takumi, the group released their decision to disband. Their final live will be held at Shinsaibashi Paradigm on March 1.
Mekakushi have also announced their dissolution following their one man live at HOLIDAY OSAKA on February 11. The reasoning they gave was pretty vague, but it seems they feel it is the best course of action for all members.
A drastic lineup change is coming for DEEP RAVE with the announcement of the loss of three of the four members. After March 20, all members except vocalist Naoki will be departing the group. Though nothing has been planned past that date, Naoki assures us that he will continue on. We’ll do our best to keep you posted as things develop.
And another Gazette show for the rumor mill. This time in Canada. An event page has shown up on Facebook for a show at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Ontario for April 27. Once again, there is no official announcement or listing on the Gazette OHP for the show, but we’ll be keeping an eye on it nonetheless. In case you missed it, this is the second rumored North American show for the band, but with no official announcements from the band itself, we can only speculate on the authenticity of the listing, but it’s worth keeping an eye on. We will be sure to let you know when any official news comes down.
And, that’s the Quickie. Hasta la bai bai.