Finding a MESSAGE in the ASHes
It may not be easy to place J-Rock’s Jacks-of-all-trades LOST ASH into one convenient category, for all the skills they have. If there ever were an example of “visual kei idols,” it would be LOST ASH, who have the talent, looks, style, and sound to garner both mainstream and niche appeal (and, with their web series and vocalist Daiki’s acting career, they’ve the film Read more
YOLO, YOLO A Pirate’s Life for Me
Chanty first sailed into the Tokyo visual kei scene late last summer, when they shocked us with their hilariously imposturous introduction profiles. But we soon found out that Chanty were anything but imposturous. In just under a year they have pierced our hearts with their light, catchy melodies and left us wanting more.
Shattered-Tranquility.net got the opportunity to chat with Chanty just before the Read more
After saying farewell to Kazuki last month and heading into the future with Royz, we'd like to take a look back to the spring at Royz's Red Desire LILIA tour, and even farther back, to the beginnings of the band. We caught up with Royz for the first time in more than a year at their Aomori performance of the tour this past April and were treated to another Read more
It was overcast and cloudy in Takadanobaba on the day of heidi.’s Eighth Anniversary Live. This slightly foreboding weather, however, was not enough to stop the hundreds of fans that came to see this special event from flooding into the venue the second doors were opened. Clad in band t-shirts and stylish outfits made up of various mismatched colors, fans greeted each other on the floor, exchanging excited whispers Read more
“Today is a day of celebration for LUNA SEA, but also a new beginning.” Ryuichi summed up the momentous occasion as LUNA SEA celebrated its 25th anniversary at Yoyogi National Gymnasium on May 29th. The concert, which sold out its 10,000-plus seats in a single day, saw fans of all demographics teeming around the venue in band t-shirts, ‘90s style visual duds, and even cosplay. Just approaching the area Read more
Last month, we introduced you readers to UnRealistic, a 4-member band that kicked off band activities with their first mini album release on April 2nd. The band, featuring ex-Called≠Plan’s Yuuto, has only played a few shows so far, but this up-and-coming band is planning to take on 2014 with all they’ve got.
Shattered-Tranquility had the wonderful opportunity to chat with UnRealistic in their first-ever interview. Each member opens up about Read more
LM.C’s new single, 「GHOST † HEART」, which we talked about here, has the following release dates for the following countries:
AMERICAS : Nov 4, 2009
EUROPE : Nov 4, 2009
HONG KONG : Nov 9, 2009
KOREA : Nov 4, 2009
MALAYSIA : TBA (To Be Announced)
OCEANIA : Nov 4, 2009
TAIWAN : Nov 7, 2009
Furthermore, there will be a special iTunes version that comes with a digital photobook so those who purchase through iTunes don’t lose out!
When we originally posted about the single, the coupling track was not yet titled, however, the title will be 「A Blueberry Night」.
Want to pre-order your copy at CDJapan? Make sure you do before you forget!
More bands have been announced for the festival. And now who playing when is now known! I would die from so much star power!!
abingdon boys school
Moi dix Mois
高見沢俊彦 (Takamizawa Toshihiko)
土屋アンナ (Tsuchiya Anna)
Versailles –Philharmonic Quintet- (????)
Not sure if Versailles will cancel the appearance here as well.
JapanFiles announces LM.C full digital catalog plus two USA CD releases.
According to JRR:
April 27, 2009 – JapanFiles partners with Pony Canyon to present the full digital catalog of LM.C, plus two USA CD releases in May 2009.
The USA CD releases of SUPER GLITTER LOUD BOX and GIMMICAL IMPACT!! are available now for pre-order at the JapanFiles.com online CD store. Both CDs will include the original Japanese-language booklet and artwork (GIMMICAL IMPACT!! will also include a LMC sticker).
SUPER GLITTER LOUD BOX and GIMMICAL IMPACT!! will be available at Hot Topic stores nationwide and online at www.hottopic.com at the end of May (individual store dates will vary).
LMC.’s digital tracks are available on JapanFiles.com at 320 kbps (DRM-free).
LM.C was originally scheduled to perform live in May 2009 at A-Kon in Dallas, TX. Due to the recent concerns with swine flu, their appearance has since been canceled.
Yes, seems Hot Topic stores are going to be getting a couple LM.C CD US releases.
Although I personally would rather not buy Jrock/VK merchandise from Hot Topic, I may still buy another copy of the CDs, in hopes of helping Jrock sales in the US. I’m all for showing that there is a large overseas fan base for Jrock, especially for LM.C!
LM.C has posted up an announcement on their OHP regarding their appearance at AKON now being canceled and why:
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT on AKON TWENTY
April 30th, 2009
We regret to inform you that in accordance with an official announcement made by Pony Canyon Inc. today regarding the outbreak of the swine flu made on April 30th, the upcoming LM.C appearance at AKON (May 29-31 in Dallas, Texas) has been cancelled. This announcement comes in response to the World Health Organization’s decision to raise the swine flu pandemic level to phase 5. Pony Canyon Inc. and Ponycanyon Music Inc. announced that all employees and artists have been grounded and are prohibited from traveling overseas. This suspension of travel will remain until WHO officials determine it is safe.
We would like to express our deepest apologies for those of you who have been anxiously anticipating the arrival of LM.C in Texas. Although the members of LM.C were very much looking forward to performing for their fans at AKON, they must adhere to the necessary precautions as outlined by the WHO.
We would like nothing more than to have everyone’s understanding and continued support for LM.C. We plan on returning to our fans in the US for some other time once the ban has been lifted and the situation improved.
Pony Canyon/Ponycanyon Music and LM.C appreciate your sincere understanding and send our best wishes for the success of AKON TWENTY.
LM.C now has a new look. It’s a bit different from their previous look. I kind of like it.
It took a little while for my eyes to adjust to the bright pink and black stripes, though. Heehee. (See their MySpace page to know what I mean.)
The single will come in 3 different types: One with 3 tracks for 1260 yen (3rd track is currently untitled) And the second type will contain 2 tracks, including their song DAYS that they have used for Reborn. It will also include a PV for 『PUNKY❤HEART』and will cost 1575 yen. Lastly, the third type will just include the 2 tracks for 1050 yen.
LM.C has announced that on May 20th, they’ll be releasing a new single!
The details have not yet been released, however, the song 「DAYS」 from their upccoming single will be featured as the theme song for the Nintendo DS game 「家庭教師ヒットマンREBORN!DSフェイトオブヒートⅡ運命のふたり」 (Kateikyoushi Hitman REBORN! DS Fate of Heat II Unmei no Futari).
Kitsune contacted us, asking about the single and pointed us to a YouTube video with a trailer for the game, with 「DAYS」 featured in the background. Check it out:
Admission to the concert comes with general admission ticket to the convention,
tickets are currently $40 for a weekend pass, but if you show up the day of you can just buy single day tickets.
you can find more information on how to pre-register on this page.
Uhm… I guess that’s all, that’s really exciting, yaaay 8D.
I saw magazine photos of them a few days ago and I was pretty shocked… XD
I mean, I was thinking “Oh my god, please don’t tell me Maya is going to “gangsta rap” in their new PV…” But, once I saw the new PV (Chemical King-Twoon), I was so thankful that I was wrong! It wasn’t what I was thinking it was going to be because of their new look, for sure. XD
As an LM.C fan, I was not disappointed. ^^
Aren’t they cute? =3 Aiji’s hair was something to get use to, though. XD
This new years eve D’espairsRay, Vidoll, 12012, Girugamesh, heidi., Kαin, LM.C, Merry, Mix Speaker’s, Inc., MUCC, Plastic Tree, Sadie, Lolita 23q and the studs will all be playing together at C.C. Lemon Hall!
The name of the live is Over the Edge 2008 and tickets will cost 12,000 yen. (Roughly $120.00) Tickets will go on regular sale November 15th. The bands will be doing a special “New Years Gift” session band as well.
This sound like a lot of fun! I wish I was able to go!!
First off, it’ll be coming out on November 5th and it’s coming out at the same time worldwide! Great news for LM.C fans who aren’t currently in Japan! They’ve titled the album 「GIMMICAL☆IMPACT!!」 and are releasing it in two types.
The first type (first press edition) costs 3990 yen and comes with a CD plus a DVD. The DVD comes with PVs, the special commercial that was out on TV for the album and they are planning to add extra footage on there as well. With the package, comes a 24 page photo booklet, a ticket to a lottery for an instore event, plus a special URL that contains wallpapers and extra photos.
The regular press is 3045 yen and is the CD only. This one also comes with the lottery ticket for the instore event plus an original LM.C sticker.
On the same day, they’re also releasing 「SUPER GLITTER LOUD BOX」 for 2940 yen which is fifteen tracks in total including the same tracks as their mini-album, GLITTER LOUD BOX, released in 2007, 「☆Rock the LM.C☆」, 「little Fat Man Boy」, 「@FUNNY PHANTOM@」, 「mR.century」, 「OH MY JULIET.」, 「BOYS & GIRLS」 and never before published tracked.
They are also planning to give a special present to those who purchase both releases! More details on what’s available to those who buy both will be posted at a later date.
LM.C has announced that they’ll be putting out a new album this winter! There aren’t any other details except the release date and it’s set for November 5th. More details as they come!
The band has also posted the dates for their 2008 – 2009 tour!
The details for that are as follows:
November 16th @ Yokohama BAY HALL
November 18th @ Kashiwa ATHERS
Novebmer 21st @ HEAVEN’S ROCK Kumagaya
November 24th @ Takasaki club FLEEZ
November 26th @ 富山 CLUB MAIRO
November 28th @ 金沢 AZ
November 30th @ Kobe VARIT
December 4th @ Niigata CLUB JUNK BOX
December 5th @ Nagano CLUB JUNK BOX
December 7th @ Sapporo mole
December 9th @ Aomori Quarter
December 11th @ Sendai CLUB JUNK BOX
December 12th @ Mito LIGHT HOUSE
December 17th @ Okayama CRAZY MAMA 2nd Room
December 19th @ Hiroshima Namiki Junction
December 21th @ Fukuoka DRUM Be-1
December 24th @ Osaka BIG CAT
December 25th @ Nagoya Bottom Line
January 17th @ Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall
January 18th @ Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall
Tickets go on sale starting October 11th, except for the final two which go on sale December 20th. All lives cost 4500 yen, and the last two are 5000 yen.
LM.C has annouced via their OHP today that come 2009, they’ll be having two lives in Europe!
Well, France to be exact.
The first is on January 31st and takes place in Montpellier at LE ROCKSTORE.
The second performance is the following day, February 1st in Paris at LA LOCOMOTIVE.
More details will be available at a later date.
The band has also announced the release of a live DVD, set to come out on September 17th called 「☆Rock the PARTY☆’08」. It contains footage from their first hall oneman that is set to take place on July 19th at SHIBUYA C.C. Lemon Hall. Obviously a tracklist and any extras haven’t been set yet, but the price is set for 5250 yen.
Don’t forget the band is also performing in just a few days (July 5th) in LA at Crash Mansion! So to all of those who attend, have a great time!
LM.C will be joining GaGaalinG (which we posted about here) and perform at Anime Expo’s Battle of the Bands this year! Not only will they perform there on July 3rd they will also have an additional performance on the 5th at Crash Mansion! Prices for this performance is under $30 bucks!
You can get the full details and ticket pricing at LM.C’s English site here.
LM.C is going to Taiwan to perform at a rock festival! From July 25th to July 27th the “2008 Formoz Festival” will be taking place in Taiwan. LM.C will be performing on the third day – July 27th.
The festival takes place at the Taipei Municiple City Children’s Amusement Centre TCRC Center. Tickets for the three days cost 7700 yen if you purchase between June 3rd and June 24th. Otherwise they cost 8500 yen for the weekend. If you buy your pass on the 25th it will cost 10000 yen. Otherwise, it’s 5300 yen for a single day.
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