With every new beginning comes…another new beginning?
Remember when we told you about Schwarz Stein’s one-day revival live this coming March? Well, it turns out it’s for a bit longer than a day, much to fans’ pleasure and surprise.
Kaya announced on his blog that not only would the dynamic duo be restarting band activities officially – they are also releasing a new single this April! 「GEBET-ゲベート-」 is set to release on March 26th, only available at lives, ZEAL LINK stores throughout Japan, or mail order. It’s priced at 2300yen and contains several tracks, including “lapis lazuli” and a 2014 version of “RISE TO HEAVEN.”
Schwarz Stein even be holding an in-store event in commemoration of the release on April 20th at Shibuya ZEAL LINK. The event includes a talk with the band as well as a CD signing.
Your only chance to see them live right now (and snag a copy of 「GEBET-ゲベート-」 early) is on March 23rd at Shibuya REX. Tickets are 4000yen advance. The show promises to be a good one, so don’t miss this rare opportunity!
That’s not all Kaya has planned for 2014.
For his 8th year of solo activities, Kaya has embarked on a new journey, and it is called Femme Fatale. The band, currently shrouded in mystery, only has two members announced so far: Chargeeeeee on drums and TaNa on guitar.
In addition to several lives in the works – including a run with amber gris in their nationwide tour – Femme Fatale is already planning to release their first single (title TBA) on May 28th.
Curious? So are we! How about stopping by one of their upcoming shows to check them out?
May 2nd @ Shibuya REX
Femme Fatale 1st One-man
May 13th @ Shinjuku LOFT
With: HOLLOWGRAM / Sel’m
Ticket: 3500yen advance/4000yen same day
May 25th @ Shibuya REX
With: WING WORKS
amber gris’ Hosted Japan Tour
Ticket: 3800yen advance/4300yen same day
With: amber gris / WING WORKS / グリーヴァ (Grieva)
June 3rd @ Fukuoka Drum SON
June 5th @ Okayama IMAGE
June 7th @ Osaka MUSE
June 8th @ Nagoya ell fits.all
June 11th @ Shibuya O-WEST
But wait, there’s more in store for Kaya (and for you)!
On April 23rd, all of the wonder and darkness from Kaya’s February 23rd final stop on his one-man live tour will be condensed into one magical DVD: “Gothic Elements.” The DVD is already up for pre-order on CDJapan for 5400yen. Stay tuned for upcoming details on the contents of the DVD.
As we await details on Schwarz Stein, Femme Fatale, and the ever-busy Kaya alike, let us know what’s on your mind. Excited for the Schwarz Stein revival? Who else do you think will make an appearance in the Femme Fatale lineup? Ready to experience “Gothic Elements” in your own home? Let us know with a comment or two below!