Dir en grey, Aldious, An Cafe, Lycaon, DOG in The PWO, BLUE PLANET JAPAN
DIR EN GREY has announced that they will be releasing a new single titled “Rinkaku“! They have also announced that they will be holding a live concert on December 25th at Tokyo International Forum.
The other day, a mysterious countdown appeared on DIR EN GREY’s official website, indicating that the band has great things in store for their fans. At this time, they’ve revealed their latest information along with a new artist photo.
Not much is known about the new single, but it’s scheduled for release this winter. Since this will be their first release since “DUM SPIRO SPERO“, a lot of attention has been directed at its sounds.
Meanwhile, their upcoming live has been named ‘TOUR 2012 IN SITU‘, hinting that it will be a part of a tour. Details on this concert and the single will be announced at a later date.
Furthermore, DIR EN GREY will be distributing a 24-hour program called ‘DIR EN GREY CHANNEL 24HOURS‘ via Nico Nico Namahousou on August 11th from 10:00 pm JST. The program will feature live footage and video clips as well as footage from their regular show, ‘DIR EN GREY×Boo CHANNEL‘.
Only in June the vocalist of the girl-metal-band Aldious, Rami, had decided to leave the band due to her worsening health condition. This was certainly a huge shock for all fans, as Aldious had gained popularity in nearly no time with their unique style and sounds.
However, it has been announced just recently that there will be a new vocalist standing on stage with Aldious from now on! Her name is Re:NO and the other members stated that, since the first time they had listened to Re:NO’s singing, they really wanted her to become part of the band for the simple reason that she would be able to sing Aldious’ songs just the way they should be sung.
“When I listened to her voice for the very first time, it echoed in my heart and I thought ‘I want her to sing the songs of Aldious’ and ‘I want to work with her on Aldious from now on’ from the bottom of my heart”, states Yoshi.
Of course all fans will still be missing Rami in this band, but obviously the girls are eager to go even further and therefore the fans really should give Re:NO a chance to grow with Aldious.
Stay tuned and check out Aldious official homepage for further comments of the members! http://aldious.jp/news/2012/08/aldious_4
An Cafe will appear as a guest on the first episode of a new show called “dwangya”. Sony Music Entertainment and the band announced today on their official sites that An Cafe will appear on NicoNico LIVE as the first special guest on the show “dwangya”. The topics disgussed will be An Cafe‘s last world tour, their final show Finale of NYAPPY ~Kawayu’s ЯocК de Gō go Gō!!o(≧∀≦)o~ and the new single Amazing blue
The live stream starts at 7pm JST on August 6th. The stream is available to view here. You can also request an e-mail reminder for the show. The viewing times are as follows:
August 6th – 3:00 (Los Angeles)
August 6th – 6:00 (New York)
August 6th – 7:00 (Sao Paulo)
August 6th – 11:00 (London)
August 6th – 12:00 (Paris)
August 6th – 14:00 (Moscow)
August 6th – 19:00 (Tokyo)
Lycaon is currently in the midst of their 44 location oneman tour, but due to Yuuki being in poor shape, they are postponing a few of their performances.
The following announcement was posted in the members’ blogs:
An Announcement Regarding the Postponement of Lycaon’s Oneman Performance
Thank you for your continued support of Lycaon. Lycaon is currently in the middle of their 44 location oneman tour, however, due to the vocalist, Yuuki, being in poor physical condition, the following performances will be postponed.
Postponed August 2nd @ Yamaguchi RIZE August 3rd @ Hiroshima 4.14 August 4th @ Tokushima CROWBER August 5th @ Himeji Beta
With both Yuuki himself, and the members wanting him stand on stage in perfect condition, based on the results of his medical examination, it should take about ten days for him to fully recover.
Source: Shattered-Tranquility (visit the original article to read the entire translation of Shimizuya Records’ announcement concerning the postponement.)
Just a few hours ago an important announcement was released regarding DOG in the PWO.
On the evening of Friday, July 27th, while the vehicle the members were riding in was stopped at a traffic light in the metropolitan area, they were involved in a rear-end collision when a truck struck them from behind. All of the members are safe, but as they are experiencing conditions such as Traumatic Cervical Syndrome*, they are currently visiting the hospital and resting. Presently, we plan to carry out the releases and lives as scheduled, but hereafter in considering that new problems or worsening conditions may surface, there is the possibility that the scheduled items may be postponed or that the band will suspend activities. Please understand that we will plan activities in accordance with doctors’ diagnoses and advice in order to aim for speedy recovery time. We are terribly sorry for the worry and trouble caused to fans and staff, but we’d like to ask for your understanding.
Translated by Ku
Last year, with regard to the Tohoku earth quake that happened in Japan on March 11th 2011, the visual-kei charity event “BLUE PLANET JAPAN” had been held and about a year and a half later, a new event has been announced. As the supported for the affected areas is still necessary, it is once again the task of everyone to take action – just doing what is possible to help. The event is scheduled to be held on October 13th this year in Miyagi prefecture, one of the affected regions and the line up announced until now consists of DaizyStripper, A, FEST VAINQUER and more. As soon as details are available, the will be announced, so keep your eyes open!