Releases for next year are shaping up nicely. AvelCain just announced the 2-month cosecutive release of a pair of new singles. Tsuki-Moon drops January 27 and Yomigaeri releases February 24. Both will be available in two types, the regular edition for both costing just one coin (500yen) each! Their commemorative one-man tour, Hajimari, kicks off in March with the final at Akasaka BLITZ on June 23.
Heavy metal princesses BABYMETAL have announced the release of a new album and yet another world tour. Details are slim, but we know the album drops on April 1, a day which will now be known as Fox Day. Their world tour kicks off in 2016 from Wembley Arena, UK and will close at Tokyo Dome. Keep an eye on their homepage for venue announcements and ticketing information.
DEZERT have announced the official joining of support guitarist, Miyako (formarly ViVi of Moran), to their ranks. The new album Saiko no Shokutaku, which was postponed due to their guitarist’s departure has been revised and set for a new release date of January 20.
DADAROMA have announced the details around their newest release, Dadaism #2. Though it had originally been announced as their first full album, it seems they’ve decided to make it a mini-album instead. The album drops January 13, but if you attend their one-man live at Shinjuku BLAZE, you can get your hands on it a day early.
Cool news for all you BFN fans. Vocalist Ice isn’t wasting any time finding things to do. He has listed himself with talent agency Union Entertainment and is on the hunt for a new crew. He’s looking for a guitaist, bassist, drummer and keyboardist. It looks like he’ll be going in a more pop direction with this new project. The deadline for application in January 31.
X-Japan has partnered up with Lawson HMV Entertainment to bring the first ever overseas-only goods pack. Called “X-Japan Lucky Dip,” the lucky bag-style goods draw costs 52,800yen and you could receive X-Japan branded merchandice such as a hard-shell suitcase, bathrobes, shoulder bags and more. Prizes ship in March of 2016 and quantities are limited. Check the official page for details.
And that’s the Quickie. Better late than never 😉