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.
Plastic Tree will be hosting their first ever live event on October 12. Called “Throw Away Your Lies, Come out to Town,” the live will be held at Toyosu PIT and feature MUCC, Jyooubachi, and dresscodes. This is their first time hosting an event like this, so if you are in the area, be sure to stop by and show your support.
In 2014, girl group PERFUME held a world tour that took them throughout Asia, Europe and the US. Their documentary movie, “WE ARE Perfume -WORLD TOUR 3rd DOCUMENT,” will be presented in theaters across Japan starting October 31. The film includes footage from their world tour and performance at SXSW as well as complete backstage footage. Check the official site for showtimes and venues.
I can never get enough of Ryo from 9GOATS BLACKOUT, so this next announcement really excites me. Back in 2013, Ryo formed a special one-time band together with Shuu of Girugamesh, Tomoi of Leputa, and aie of the god of death and stars called KEEL. It seems the group is back as an official band! Their debut album, Cthulu is slated for an August release during their three-stop “Singularity” tour. Check the homepage for venues and detail.
Unfortunate news from a little-known band that held a lot of potential. sFORZATO has announced they will go on hiatus starting August 10 after their final show at Takadanobaba AREA. In their official statement, they say they will pursue individual paths in hopes of one day reuniting stronger. We wish them all the best as we patiently await their return.
We’ll wrap it up with something that’s sure to get you excited. The GazettE’s DOGMA is probably one of the most anticipated releases for August and they are slowly revealing more and more about it. This week, they released a lyric video for the track, OMINOUS. In his statement, frontman Ruki said they “left the mechanical sounds out” (thank you baby jeebus, I hate that ish) and went in the “opposite direction of BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY.” Give it a listen and let us know what you think.
And, that’s the Quickie. Check ya later.