Hey longtime VK fans! Does the name THOGO ring a bell? THOGO, under the previous alias Yasu, was a roadie of old school favorite AFTER IMAGE before becoming the vocalist for two bands, Bishyoka and Key Party stalwarts DEFLOWER. As you can see from this retrospective article, DEFLOWER would undergo some lineup changes and enjoy considerable success as Noir Fleurir. In the next few years, Yasu, under the name THOGO would go on to produce various projects for other artists as well as join the non-visual band KIxxANDCRY. This brings us to the present day, where THOGO has announced his first single as a solo artist! [DEFLOWER～懺悔の雨] (Deflower – Zange no Ame) goes on sale on July 15th. It includes one new track, the title track “DEFLOWER” as well as re-recorded tracks from his time in DEFLOWER and Bishyoka:
DEFLOWER～懺悔の雨(Deflower – Zange no Ame)
1 . DEFLOWER (new song)
2. Clock’work fairy (re-recorded DEFLOWER song)
3. Somewhere (re-recorded Bishyoka song)
1. Clock’work fairy (MV)
2. Somewhere (MV)
3. Talk Battle (Interviews/Commentary)
The so-called “Talk Battle” on the DVD will also feature Kenji (DEAD POP STARS), and Seiji (Art Cube, Moi Dix Mois)!
Speaking of Seiji, he will be supporting THOGO on the day of his upcoming oneman performance! The show will take place on July 19th at Kofu Conviction. The supporting band is made up of quite a few VK veterans, such as Seiji, Tomo (ex. Deflower/Noir Fleurir, Misery, Deflina Ma’riage and Chaos System) and Shigure (ex. Deshabillz and Gill’e Cadith). Tickets can be purchased HERE.
THOGO’s official youtube channel includes numerous videos of his previous work, including the original DEFLOWER version of Clock’work Fairy, check it out below!
Source: THOGO’s Ameblo