Interview: METEOROID

METEOROID crashed onto the scene with a bang in late 2012, but began their true trek as a band with their first one-man and release of their first single, "DIVER," back on February 11th of last year. Since that day, this five-man monster of a band has released three more singles and put on dozens of performances, including two sold-out one-man events. However, that's not all that's in METEOROID's future: Read more

Seeking New Staff!

As you may know, is always accepting staff applications, but recently we've had a few openings in different areas and we'd like to look to our readership for newcomers! If you've ever considered applying for the team before, you'll notice that our applications have undergone a few changes. We hope these are only positive changes and encourage anyone interested to apply! Technically, there's no time limit as the Read more

Vote for the Biggest, Weirdest, and Best of 2013

Hello my lovey readers! It's time to do some voting! For the past couple of weeks we've been taking nominations for who you deserves to win 2013 in a variety of categories. I want to give a big thank you to everyone for all the nominations! We have quite the list of nominees to vote on, so take a look through and choose who you think deserves to win. Please Read more

Contest Winners & Celebrations

This year December 6th marks six years of activities for! We held a special Dress Ernie Contest to celebrate, but before we get to the winners, there's a few words from the site's Ku and Adrienne. Message from Ku First, let me thank those of you who entered the contest. I know it can be intimidating to put your art out there for all to see, but our staff -- Read more

Interview: Sophia & Season of Ghosts

  Originally hailing as a music promoter from Thessaloniki, Greece, Sophia suddenly emerged from the business side of the visual scene and into the limelight after she was accepted as Blood Stain Child's new vocalist after the departure of Sadew in 2010. Shortly after, Sophia became one of the most recognized female vocalists within the industry, known not only for her work with Blood Stain Child but for her collaborations Read more

T.M. Revolution Reveals Past and Future at Otakon Press Conference

Article: jazz Coverage: jazz, Jess S. Photography: Adrienne Kubiak © 2013 ----- Refreshingly, T.M. Revolution is a big name absent a big ego. During a brief press conference in Baltimore on the evening of August 9th, he humbly invited members of the press to ask him about his recent activities, from his collaborations with Nana Mizuki to his role as cultural ambassador for his home prefecture to his career in musical theatre. Throughout 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