Interview: LOST ASH

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Interview: Chanty

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Red Desire LILIA & A Look Back at Royz

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heidi. 8th Anniversary Live

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LUNA SEA 25th Anniversary -The Unfinished MOON-

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Interview: UnRealistic

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

more bands added to Starwave Records!

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more bands added to Starwave Records!
Kiwamu added 2 more bands to the new label’s line up! First off he officially moved Suicide Ali over to the new label, up until now they were featured with Darkest Labyrinth. He signed on Calmando Qual and a disbanded band called Variable Messiah. Reason for Variable Messiah to be featured on Starwave Records, is that the label is releasing a best of for the band! Show casing their songs from 2000-2004. The release comes out on May 12th.

Variable Messiah is a disbanded band that was around from 2000 to 2004 and the members include Goshi and Hiroshi of Suicide Ali, Tachi ex project EDEN, Hiroki ex Oto-oni, and Aki ex 73shiki. They are also having their one day revival which we talked about over here.

Sources: label HP, HP

Variable Messiah’s best-of collection and one-day revival

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Variable Messiah's best-of collection and one-day revival
Thanks to Richard for sending this in!

This is certainly something interesting. A best album and one-day-only comeback concert celebrating 10 years since the formation of Variable Messiah, the former band of Goshi and Hiroshi of SUICIDE ALI, Hiroki of Oto-oni), Taichi (ex. project EDEN), and Aki (ex. 73shiki, now in ROLL DAYS), have been confirmed. The album will include remastered versions of songs selected by the members.

The album will be entitled 「BEST COLLECTION 2000~2004」 and go on sale on the 12th of May for 3150 yen. However, it will be limited to 500 copies only, so do not hesitate and buy it!

01. スズメバチ (Suzumebachi)
02. Mechanical stran’ger
03. 人を殺した夢をみた (Hito wo Koroshita Yume wo Mita)
04. Z
05. Plunge on planet
07. 影、、彩りて (Kage Irodorite)
08. 探せない心 (Sagasenai Kokoro)
09. ベラル (Belar)
10. 転生の果てで (Tensei no Hate de)
11. 狂った時計 (Kurutta Tokei)
12. ライリ・レイリ・ララ (Rairi, reiri, rara)
13. 「Savage?」
14. Door
15. レイノルの神 (Reinoru no Kami)
16. 音も色もない白い部屋 (Oto mo iro mo nai Shiroi Heya)
17. DeadLINE
19. 劣悪遺伝子 (Retsuaku Idenshi)
20. 喰らう獅子 (Kurau Shishi)

Furthermore, the band will have a one-day revival on the 16th of May at Nanba Rockets! More details about it to follow.

Finally, there is this small promotion video about the news on YouTube:

Source: Darkest Labyrinth, Suicide Ali Staff Blog