Welcome to November! I hope you all had a safe and fun Halloween, and that you’re ready to treat yourselves to some new Jrock. The first day of releases sets the tone for what is going to be an overall good month: Initial’L and RAZOR, two new bands with some of visual kei’s well known musicians will release their first musical works, while vocalist Yugiri of DaizyStripper will release his cover album, DREAM LOVERS, capping off the solo activities for project decade. The final installment of Xaa-Xaa’s conceptual trilogy will also come to a close with their new single. Arlequin and GIGAMOUS, two bands who continue to rise in popularity, also have singles coming out soon. That’s just a handful of the CDs I’m personally looking forward to. You’ll find those plus many more below! Let us know which CDs you’re most looking forward to with a comment. See you all next month! Date Artist Release Title Release Type Comment Details 01 Sick. Screaming inside can kill. Mini-album Metalcore with djent elements. CDJapan 02 Yugiri (夕霧) DREAM LOVERS Album A cover album by Yugiri of DaizyStripper in commemoration of the band’s 10th anniversary project, decade; comes in two editions. CDJapan 02 Sick² Tsumi to Batsu to Masochist (罪と罰とマゾヒスト) Single Comes in three edition. Info 02 REVIVE Julia Single REVIVE’s first single. CDJapan 02 DIEALO ADAM Single Comes in three edition. Info 02 BatAAr Gravitas Single BatAAr, a visual kei band from Sweden, brings a mini-album with seven tracks total. CDJapan 02 Shellmy (シェルミィ) Occult Full Course (オカルトフルコース) Mini-album — — 02 SEX-ANDROID Tsumi wa Boku wo Irozukeru (罪は僕を色づける) Single Five-track single. CDJapan 02 CANTA Love Fixxxer Album CANTA, consisting of Luke Takemura and Yusawa Raiden (ex-SeikimaII) and Masaki (Animetal), brings the ninth album with five unreleased songs and five new songs made for this limited release. CDJapan 02 the Raid. Mikan (未完) Mini-album the Raid.’s fifth mini-album; comes in three editions. Info 02 LOUDNESS LOUDNESS Buddha Rock 1997-1999 35th Anniversary Limited Edition Album 15th issue to commemorate the 35th anniversary of LOUDNESS is a box set consisting of three CDs GHETTO MACHINE, DRAGON, ENGINE with digital remastering. CDJapan 02 Develop One’s Faculties I WANT MY FREEDOM Mini-album Develop One’s Faculties’ first mini-album. Info 02 Acid Black Cherry Recreation 4 Album Fourth volume release from Acid Black Cherry’s cover album series; comes in two editions. CDJapan 02 jealkb Reboot Single jelkb’s first single in three years. CDJapan 02 Kuroyuki to Kage (黒百合と影) Toshabutsu (吐瀉物) Single Kuroyuki to Kage’s second single. CDJapan 02 SuG SHUDDUP Mini-album SuG’s second major mini-album; comes in two editions. Info 02 umbrella Yoru no Curtain (ヨルノカーテン) Single — CDJapan 02 Xaa-Xaa (ザアザア) Yomei (余命) Single The final installment of Xaa-Xaa’s conceptual trilogy; comes in two editions. CDJapan 02 Ensoku (2モンスターズ / えんそく) 12 Monsters (12モンスターズ) Single Ensoku’s 12th single. CDJapan 02 MEJIBRAY Uka Single MEJIBREY’s 18th single; comes in three editions. Info 07 JACK+MW MAD WORLD -11070629- Mini-album — — 09 GIGAMOUS (ギガマウス) Boku no Caricature, Kowashite Moyasu. (僕のCARICATURE、壊して燃やす。) Single GIGAMOUS’ eighth single; comes in three editions. CDJapan 09 GOSSIP (ゴシップ) “Akagami Shoshu” at Takadanobaba AREA MadWink. PRESENTS 2016/8/7 DVD Features the concert Gossip, Akagami Shoshu at Takadanobaba AREA on August 7, 2016. CDJapan 09 the GazettE the GazettE LIVE TOUR 15-16 DOGMATIC FINAL – Shikkoku – LIVE AT 02.28 Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogijyo Dai Ichi Taiiku Kan DVD/BD Features the GazettE’s concert held on February 28, 2016 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium; comes in three editions. CDJapan 09 THE DC Aishu (愛執) Single — CDJapan 09 LACK-CO (ラッコ) Ayashii Meganeya-san (怪しい眼鏡屋さん) Mini-album LACK-CO’s first mini-album; comes in two editions. Info 09 ARCHEMI. Kansha (感謝) Single ARCHEMI.’s second single; comes in two editions. CDJapan 09 PENICILLIN Lunatic Lover Album PENICILLIN’s first album in two years; comes in two editions. CDJapan 09 Azero Charisma Single Azero’s second album. CDJapan 09 THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S Deeper Than Black ~Yamiiro no Tsubasa (闇色の翼)~ Single Comes in two editions. Info 09 GOLDEN BOMBER (ゴールデンボンバー) Odoru Ponpokorin (おどるポンポコリン) Single The title track is the main theme song for the TV anime series “Chibi Maruko-chan”. CDJapan 09 GOTCHAROCKA Ash Single GOTCHAROCKA’s eight single; comes in two editions. CDJapan 09 Inugami Circus-dan (犬神サアカス團) Ogon Kyo (黄金郷) Album — CDJapan 09 CODOMO DRAGON (コドモドラゴン) WOLFMAN Album CODOMO DRAGON’s third album; comes in three editions. Info 09 THE GALLO (ギャロ) LUCIFERO Album THE GALLO’s sixth album. Info 16 Arlequin (アルルカン) Karma Single Arlequin’s eighth single; comes in two editions. CDJapan 16 D=OUT Manji (卍) Single D=OUT’s 23rd single; comes in three editions. CDJapan 16 cali≠gari Dai 7 Ki Shuryo (第7期終了) DVD Features the final day of cali≠gari 20th Caliversary 2013-2014 held at Hibiya Open Air Concert Hall on September 27, 2014. Limited release. CDJapan 16 SAVAGE [Morphine – 25g -] (【モルヒネ -25g-】) Album — CDJapan 16 Akiro Ijuin (伊集院明朗) All Time Best Album Akiro Ijuin brings a greatest hits album with 43 tracks total, including LUSTY CRAZY LADY and BAT CITY featuring Kiyoharu, and more. CDJapan 16 KENICHI FUJISAKI Starting Over Album Featuring great acts such as HAYATO (Moi dix Mois). CDJapan 16 exist†trace ROYAL STRAIGHT MAGIC EP — Info 16 AKi STORY Single — Info 16 SCAPEGOAT Last Scene (ラストシーン) Single Comes in two editions. CDJapan 16 Royz ANTITHESIS Single Royz’s 12th single; comes in four editions. CDJapan 16 girugamesh Girugamesh Oneman Tour 2016 [Chimera-Period-] DVD Features girugamesh’s last concert held on July 10, 2016 at Zepp DiverCity, Tokyo. This edition includes documentary on their whole career for 12 years. CDJapan 16 chariots Shinku ni Yurameku Hakanaki Sekirei (深紅に揺らめく、儚き鶺鴒) Mini-album — CDJapan 16 heidi. Sakura Underground (サクラアンダーグラウンド) Single — CDJapan 16 FIXER MaercS Single FIXER’s sixth single; comes in two editions. CDJapan 16 BLaive Tarot – Yuwaku ni Toritsukareta XV – (タロット～誘惑に取り憑かれたXV～ ) Single BLaive’s third single; comes three editions. CDJapan 16 DIAURA MY RESISTANCE Mini-album DIAURA’s two mini-album; comes in three editions. Info 16 FoLLoW Title to be announced Single The one-coin single will be released at NAGOYA HOLIDAY NEXT on November 16 and onward. — 22 MISERIA DYSNOMIA Single The one-coin single will be released at their first live at Ikebukuro BLACK HOLE on November 22. — 23 THE BEETHOVEN The Greatest Party + DVD DVD with a music video for The Greatest Party. Also features live tracks from their live Darkness of Decadence held in March 2016. CDJapan 23 ReFrain ReFrain ReFrain ReFrain Single — CDJapan 23 GRIMOIRE (グリモア) mime mime (マイムマイム) Single — CDJapan 23 IGGY ORIGIN Mini-album IGGY’s second mini-album. — 23 DEZERT Kanbai Ongen Shuu – Zantei Teki Okaruto Shuukan Shi (2)- (完売音源集-暫定的オカルト週刊誌②-) Album Features a collection of venue-limited releases; comes in two editions. CDJapan 23 ViV Itsumade Tattemo Kawarazu Anata wo Aishiteru (いつまで経っても変わらずアナタを愛してる) Single ViV’s sixth single; comes in two editions. CDJapan 23 MUCC MAVERICK DC presents DOUBLE HEADLINE TOUR 2016″M.A.D” DVD Features the final day of MUCC’s “MAVERICK DC presents DOUBLE HEADLINE TOUR 2016 “M.A.D”” held at Ebisu Liquid Room. CDJapan 23 Ryutaro Arimura Demo / demo Album Ryutaro Arimura (Plastic Tree) brings the first solo work. Features his friend, Hirofumi Hatano of People in the box. CDJapan 23 NIGHTMARE love[CLIP]per VI DVD Music video collection from visual kei band, NIGHTMARE contains videos released from VAP. CDJapan 23 GACKT Kimi Dake no Boku De Iru kara (キミだけのボクでいるから) Single The title track is used as the intro theme song for the TV anime series, TRICKSTER. CDJapan 23 0.1g no Gosan ( 0.1gの誤算) Mega Gosan. [M] (or) [S] Single 0.1g no Gosan’s third single; comes in three editions. CDJapan 23 Roub THE LAST SUPPER Mini-album Roub’s first mini-album. CDJapan 23 nüe sleep Mini-album — CDJapan 23 Kiryu (己龍) Gekka Bijin (月下美人) Single Kiryu’s 15th single; comes in four editions. CDJapan 30 Initial’L MOON LIGHT DOWN Single Initial’L’s (former Lycaon members new band) first single; comes three editions. Info 30 the god and death stars it isn’t a singles Album the god and death stars’ first singles compilation. CDJapan 30 ROMiO. Sairen (再恋-サイレン-) Mini-album — CDJapan 30 RAZOR RED INVISIBLE Mini-album RAZOR’s (new band with former members of BORN, Sadie and BACTERIA HEAT IsLAND) first mini-album. Info 30 DISREIGN WITHIN THE VOID Single DISREIGN’s long-awaited third single. CDJapan 30 RAINDIA (レインディア) Trash Juice (トラッシュジュウス) Single RAINDIA’s first single; comes in two editions. CDJapan 30 RAVE (レイヴ) UKIYO Single Comes in three editions. CDJapan 30 Balalaika (バラライカ) Veltro (ヴェルトロ) Single Balalaika’s first single. Info 30 Belle (ベル) Refrain (ルフラン) Single Belle’s fifth single; comes three editions. CDJapan 30 Avanchick (アヴァンチック) Ashita Moshi Sekai ga Owattemo (明日もし世界が終わっても) Album Avanchick’s first full-length album;comes in two editions. Info 30 Mix Speaker’s.Inc. Saigo no Bansan Single — CDJapan 30 Onmyoza (陰陽座) Karyoubinga (迦陵頻伽) Album Onmyoza’s 13th album. CDJapan 30 vistlip Snowman Single vistlip’s 18th single; comes three editions. CDJapan 30 Balalaika (バラライカ) Kono Mon wo Kuguru Mono, Issai no Kibo wo Suteyo (この門をくぐる者、一切の希望を捨てよ) Mini-album Second press version of Balalaika’s first mini-album. CDJapan Feel free to leave corrections and missing releases in the comment section and I will update the schedule as soon as possible. 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