•July 7, 2008 • 6 Comments

the cover art for the GLASS SKIN single has recently been released. In all honesty, I think Toshiya made it (since he likes to draw and stuff) with finger paints (just my guess).

My personal feelings on the art though, is that it is ugly as hell.


GPKISM First Maxi Single [Illuminatum]

•July 4, 2008 • 5 Comments

That is right, GPKISM will have their first maxi single avaliable during the beginning of September. The copies are limited, and the release date is announced. This news was posted on a Myspace bulletin, but I am sure the information will be posted on their website as well.


GPKISM 1st Maxi single [Illuminatum]
Disc number: CRKK-2
Price: 1,500yen
Limit: 666 copies
Sep 3rd, 2008 Online shop pre-sale
Sep 17th, 2008 in store

01. Illuminatum
02. Infernum
03. Ultimatus
04. Kenosis

official WebSite


•July 4, 2008 • 5 Comments

“Glass Skin” is up for preorder on CDJapan:

“To secure your first press copy of any of the items listed
below, preorder on or before July 11.”


Dir en grey/Glass Skin[Limited Edition] CDA
1500 yen US$14/107.04 Release Date:2008/09/10
Description:New single release from Dir en grey featuring the brittle, delicately melancholic title track “Glass Skin.” B-sides include a remake of the song “undecided” to match the band’s current sound and the unpredicatble “Agitated Screams Of Maggots – Unplugged-.” Limited edition includes bonus track “Ryojoku no Ame” recorded live May 23, 2008 at the Yokohama Blitz.Will also include a B3-size poster.
Dir en grey/Glass Skin[Regular Edition] CDA
1200 yen US$11/107.04 Release Date:2008/09/10
Description:New single release from Dir en grey featuring the brittle, delicately melancholic title track “Glass Skin.” B-sides include a remake of the song “undecided” to match the band’s current sound and the unpredicatble “Agitated Screams Of Maggots – Unplugged-.”

More on LM.C at AX ’08

•July 1, 2008 • 1 Comment

LM.C is doing Battle of the Bands 2008 at Anime Expo this Thursday night at 11:00 PM PST. This is not the only time that you can catch them at AX ’08. You may also see them during their panel and autograph sessions on July 4th. No photography is allowed though, so you may only request an autograph and a possible hand shake.


Friday, July 4th from 1:00pm to 1:50pm
Location: LP3 (LACC 515A)


Please come and stop by our PANEL!

☆LM.C Autograph Session☆

Friday, July 4th from 2:15pm to 3:15pm
Location: Autograph 1 area

※NO Camera’s allowed in the Panel or autograph session.

If you have a camera phone, you will be asked to turn it off.

If you are caught with taking photo’s or recording you will be asked to delete it and asked to leave the room.

☆LM.C CDs/DVDs/Merchandises☆

CDs, DVDs, T-shirts, Posters, and tour goods are all available at “MARU MUSIC” booth #634 in exhibit hall

LM.C Original★Bandana (limited) is also available at “KINOKUNIYA / MARUIONE ” booth #1109

QUAFF in the USA

•July 1, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Japanese rock/rap group QUAFF has recently announced that they will be doing a short U.S. tour this coming September (kinda like when Diru came the first time). Currently, only three dates are scheduled at the following locations:

9/19 – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
9/21 – Sam’s Burger Joint – San Antonio, TX
9/27 – Knitting Factory – New York, NY

Hope to see you there.



•June 29, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Another round of releases, appearances, and even some postponements have been made. Lets get started shall we.

Megamasso will be releasing their new single, Beautiful Girl, on August 6. The single will come in 2 versions. Version A (regular) will have 3 tracks, while Version B (limited) will contain 2 tracks and the DVD containing the PV for the title track.

Angelo is making a few stops in L.A. during the month of October. Amongst these stops will be a concert at Whiskey A GoGo (which I’m guessing will be 21+). They will also be holding photo sessions and meet-and-greets. But to get to attend these events you have to be a member of the Angelo fan club, which you can apply for between  July 1st and 31st.

SIVA is making their return with two brand new singles and their second mini-album. August 20th, singles, demolish and libelalism will be released. These upcoming singles will be limited up to 3,000 copies. Death Education, the new album will be hitting streets on October 8th in two flavors. The CD+DVD edition will contain 5 tracks and the PV for libelalism, while the regular edition will carry a bonus track titled grief.

D has announced that they are postponing the release of their new single, Yami no kuni no Alice. As some of you may know, this song will be used for the theme of the game “Twilight Syndrome -kinjirareta toshi densetsu-“, which could in fact have something to do with the postponement.

12012 will be releasing their new single, 太陽 (Taiyou), or August 20. The new single will be available in three versions. The regular edition will feature the title track in addition to KALEIDOSCOPE as well as a live version of butterfly. Limited edition A will come with the previously mentioned tracks along with a DVD with the music video for Taiyou. Lastly, limited edition B will feature the bonus track, Hello, seventeen.

+D’espairs Ray+ announced recently that, 神風 (Kamikaze), their new single will be released on August 6th.


GPKISM’s Official Street Team Page

•June 20, 2008 • Leave a Comment

On the night of June 19th, GPKISM has set up an official street team page. They made the street team because the demand of one was high from fans that want to promote their music. This street team is not difficult to get into, it has the similiar guidelines of BLOOD’s and Spectrum-X’s street teams. In case you do not know them, then here is what they posted on their bulletin:

Due to the popular demands of GPKISM and tremendous amount of fans who wish to promote our project, we decided to create a centralized official street team page for those who would like to contribute their effort to help promote GPKISM.

Please obey the following commandments, so shall we accept you to our paradise~ LOL.

1. Please add GPKISM official myspace song “Immaculatus” on your Myspace.

2.Please put GPKISM jpg banner on your website (

3. Please put GPKISM official MySpace on your top friend list.

4. Please put “GPKISM” on your profile as your favorite artist.

5. If your profile is set to private, please change your settings to accept messages from non-friends so we can contact you.