Hey guys, how have you been? Sorry for the wait on the release schedule for October! There’s still plenty of fresh music to look forward to this month, and loads of time to catch up with what you might’ve missed. So pull out your wallets and purses, get into a cozy position and enjoy the list! See you all again in November. Date Artist Release Title Release Type Comment Details 01 Xecstage STRATOSPHERE Single Xecstage’s first single. — 01 LACK-CO (ラッコ) Ayashi Megane-ya-san (怪しい眼鏡屋さん) Mini-album LACK-CO Info 02 Brother CRIMSON Single Live-limited single released at Minamihorie KNAVE on October 2. — 04 GE+IM M.D.K Single Live-limited single released on October 4; also available at the band’s offical website in their official “Drug store” (webstore). Webstore 05 Amanjaku. (アマンジャク。) Girai (ギライ) Single — Info 05 ART ELICIA Yasashii Uso (優しい嘘) Single ART ELICIA’s second single. 05 VERY BERRY QUARTET Album — CDJapan 05 Art for Art’s Sake Ring Single Vent Croix’s tetsu switches from his bass guitar to the mic to sing on his first single. CDJapan 05 BULL ZEICHEN 88 Kasa (傘) Single BULL ZEICHEN 88 brings the tenth anniversary single with three songs. CDJapan 05 ELM (エルム) LOST WORLD’S Single — CDJapan 05 VAN9ISH MyTHREE Single VAN9ISH’s second single. CDJapan 05 Xaa-Xaa (ザアザア) Dosuguroi (どす黒い) Single The second of three conceptual singles thmese on hopelessness. Info 05 Kazami (風弥) DaizyStripper Piano Selection I Album Kazami simultaneously releases two solo albums for DaizyStripper’s 10th anniversary project, Decade. Info 05 Kazami (風弥) DaizyStripper Piano Selection II Album Kazami simultaneously releases two solo albums for DaizyStripper’s 10th anniversary project, Decade. Info 09 Hurly Burly SELVES Single Live-limited single first released at Shibuya DESEO on October 9 and will be sold onward. — 12 Rei different point of view Photobook Rei’s (DaizyStripper) solo project for Decade includes a 50-page, A4 photobook and CD featuring his very own compositions. Info 12 Tourbillon Life is beautiful Album Tourbillon’s first album in about a decade; comes in HQCD and regular CD format. Info 12 SHAPE SHIFTER Kareta Hitomi (枯れた) Single Comes in two types. CDJapan 12 LONDBOY Shonen Jihen (少年事変) Album LONDBOY’s first full-length album; comes in two editions. CDJapan 15 Zin (ジン) “Ishindenshin (以心伝心)” Tanpen eizou shuu (Tokyo Hen Gentei) (短編映像集(東京編限定) DVD The live DVD will be distributed at OSAKA MUSE, on October 15. — 18 $”Casper Halloween no Yuuutsu (ハロウィンの憂鬱) Single Live-limited single to be released on October 18. — 19 Matenrou Opera (摩天楼オペラ) PHOENIX RISING Mini-album Matenrou Opera’s first mini-album release with supporting guitarist Leda of FAR EAST DIZAIN. Info 19 THE BLACK SWAN PERSONA Single THE BLACK SWAN’s fourth single; comes in two editions. Info 19 kiyo ARTISAN OF PLEASURE Album kiyo (keyboardist of Janne Da Arc) brings a reissue of his solo work. CDJapan 19 FREAKMAN. FREAKS Single Naoto (DaizyStripper) forms unit FREAKMAN. with Ryota (Neverland) for 10th anniversary project, Decade. Info 19 Kazuyuki Matsumoto (松本和之) Solid Beat II Album ka-yu (bassist of Janne Da Arc) brings a reissue of his solo work. CDJapan 19 Kaijin Nijumenso (怪人二十面奏) Abstract Cynicism (アヴストラクト シニシズム) Single Kaijin Nijumenso’s second single. CDJapan 19 V.A. (Various Artist) DEEP MORE DEEP #4 Album Fourth volume of the visual-kei compilation series DEEP MORE DEEP includes tracks by four bands. Comes with a 4-page booklet. CDJapan 19 Daze Affect Synergy Single — CDJapan 19 Synk;yet 2016 Nen 5 Gatsu 3 Kka Ebisu LIQUIDROOM 11 Dai Toshi Tandoku Koen “Etsuraku no Soko e Umiotosareshi Taizai no Waltz” – THE FINAL – DVD Features the final day of “Etsuraku no Soko e Umiotosareshi Taizai no Waltz” held by visual kei band, Synk;yet at Ebisu LIQUIDROOM on May 3, 2016. CDJapan 19 Kaya Perfana Single Single produced by KAMIJO of Versailles; comes in two editions. Info 19 VRZEL x Stigma (スティグマ) Tetra (テトラ) Single Split CD release from VRZEL and Stigma. Each band provides a newly-recorded track and a cover. CDJapan 19 Scarlet Valse Darkness Circus Mini-album Scarlet Valse’s second mini-album. CDJapan 19 SHIVA Ari (蟻) Single Comes in two editions. CDJapan 19 REOL Sigma (Σ) Album Utaite singer Reol’s first album. Info 19 LIPHLICH Hatsumei (発明) Album Comes in two editions. CDJapan 19 Matenrou Opera (摩天楼オペラ) 〜BEST & CLIPS〜 Album Greatest hits album featuring the bands singles and music videos since their major debut. Info 19 Matenrou Opera (摩天楼オペラ) 〜BEST & REQUEST〜 Album Greatest hits album features 24 songs in total. This edition includes a second disc with 10 tracks selected based on a fan vote. Info 21 GAMEOVER J.D Single The single will be distributed at their presents live “Kaze” no Men toppuu no Shikkou Jin at Ikebukuro RUIDO K3, on October 21. — 22 Pisarro (ピサロ) Gekijou Palette (激情パレット) Single The single will be distributed at their free one-man live Camille no Atelier (カミーユのアトリエ) at Shinjuku FNV, on October 22. — 22 ZIGEAR (ジギアー) Zillion Gear (ジリオンギアー) Single JASSY’s alter-ego band ZIGEAR will hold their first and disbandment presents live at Kyoto ARC DEUX, on October 22 at which the single be distributed. — 26 Magistina Saga Phalaenopsis Single — CDJapan 26 BAROQUE G I R L Single BAROQUE brings a single with two tracks. Produced by Ken (L’Arc-en-Ciel). Info 26 Aldious Female Warrior / Nostalgic / fragile Single — CDJapan 26 Sibilebashir (シビレバシル) GOKUMI Single Comes in one edition; limited to 500 copies. Info 26 Axkey Fantasia (ファンタジア) Single Axkey’s second single. CDJapan 26 the Raid. Mikan (未完) Mini-album the Raind.’s third mini-album; comes in three editions. Info 26 SEIKIMA-II (聖飢魔II) (地獄の再審請求 -LIVE BLACK MASS 武道館-) Album Features SEIKIMA-II’s concert “Jigoku No Saishin Seikyuu -Live Black Mass Budokan-” held at Nippon Budokan held in February 2016. CDJapan 26 Raphael Love story -2000020220161101- Album Raphael’s last greatest hits album before their disbanding on November 1, 2016. CDJapan 26 Dog in the Parallel World Orchestra Doggy Style0 Mini-album Comes in three editions. Info 26 ＴЯｉｃＫＹ Rainen Koso wa no Christmas (来年こそはのクリスマス) Single ＴЯｉｃＫＹ’s third single. CDJapan 26 Sweet Home (スゥイート×ホォム) Libido Room (リビドールーム) Single Comes in two editions. CDJapan 26 Contrarie (コントラリエ) Irodoreaper (イロドリィパァ) Single — CDJapan 26 D Wonderland Savior Album D’s first album in two years; all three editions include their previously released singles, HAPPY UNBIRTHDAY and Master Key. Info 26 FEST VAINQUEUR Higanbana~Oirandouchuu~ (ヒガンバナ～花魁道中～) Single Comes in two editions. Info 31 GLAM [email protected] Yanderera in Halloween Party(病ンデレラ in Halloween Party) Single GLAM [email protected] CDJapan Feel free to leave corrections and missing releases in the comment section and I will update the schedule as soon as possible. Shop at CDJapan, Japan Discoveries or JPU Records.