Welcome back to another installment of our monthly release schedule! Once again, and for the final time this year, we’ve tracked down as many of the upcoming J-rock releases that we could find in December. And, right now is a good time to get your CDJapan orders together, because they’re running a holiday special between now and December 15. They’re offering shoppers extra rewards points for orders that total 3000 yen (earns 300 points) or more! The bigger the total the greater the rewards. So look over the list and add whatever piques your interests to you Christmas wishlist!

Happy Holidays; see you next year!

Date Artist Release Title Release Type Comment Details
01 CCC.Amaryllis Nameless Flowers Single CCC.Amaryllis’ first single. CDJapan
01 ZIGZAG (-真天地開闢集団-ジグザグ) Okira (オキラ) Single
05 VERTUEUX THE VERTUEUX Album VERTUEUX’s third album CDJapan
07 DECAYS Baby who wanders Album DECAYS’ first full-length album. CDJapan
07 S.Q.F Winter Express Single CDJapan
07 DADAROMA Zouka to Kalashnikov (造花とカラシニコフ) Single DADAROMA’s fourth single; comes two editions. Info
07 Airish mio (澪) Single CDJapan
07 Ai DESPAIR Single Ai’s fourth single. CDJapan
07 Starku. (スタア区。) Snow Memories (スノーメモリーズ) Single Starku’s third single. CDJapan
07 Smileberry Santa no Shotai (サンタの正体) Single Smileberry’s third single; comes in three editions. Info
07 Megamasso (メガマソ) Futonshi / The Second Nimbus (ふとん史/ザセカンドニムバス) Single Megamasso returns from hiatus with a double A-side single; comes in three editions. Info
07 Synk;yet dimension of vision 3 DVD Third music video collection from Synk;yet includes seven works, including two unreleased songs and live footage. CDJapan
07 ATRUS Limit Single ATRUS’ fifth single. CDJapan
14 Esprit D’Air Rebirth Single Esprit D’Air’s comeback single. iTunes
14 Anfiel (アンフィル) Lamplight=melody Single Anfiel’s sixth single; comes in two editions. Info
14 dexcore The Dead Sea Single dexcore’s first single. CDJapan
14 LAYZis RAIN Single LAYZis’ fifth single. CDJapan
14 DEVIZE “Jikiso” (『喰葬』) -Erosion- Single Second single of DEVIZE’s consecutive single release. Info
14 Jack Caper (ジャックケイパー) Itazura Byo Gang (イタズラ病ギャング) Single Jack Caper’s third single; comes in three editions. CDJapan
14 sibilebashir (シビレバシル) Nakano Gasshukoku 中野合衆国 Album sibilebashir’s first full-length album. Info
14 Otomekokka (乙女国家) Otome Jigoku (乙女地獄) Single CDJapan
14 LADIESROOM eat a peach/She’s like a Rainbow Single CDJapan
14 VAMPS HISTORY-The Complete Video Collection 2008-2014 DVD/BD First music video collection from VAMPS featuring 17 music videos released from 2008 to 2014. Two of them are included on Blu-ray for the first time. CDJapan
14 Moth in Lilac M.i.L. Mini-album Industrial-Goth, hardrock band, Moth in Lilac, release their first mini-album. CDJapan
14 TAKURO Journey without a map Album TAKURO (GLAY) brings the first solo album of instrumental tracks only. Produced by Takahiro Matsumoto (B’z). CDJapan
16 VOLCANO JUGGERNAUT Tour Final DVD Features VOLCANO’s concert held in Shibuya. CDJapan
21 VRZEL The Fivefold Dew Mini-album VRZEL’s second mini-album. CDJapan
21 JILUKA Divine Error Single JILUKA’s fourth single; comes in two editions. CDJapan
21 Golden Bomber (ゴールデンボンバー) Fes Best (フェスベスト) Album Greatest hits album. CDJapan
21 glamhaze haze,fine later Album Includes four leading songs from four singles released in 2016 (from Hanamuke no Uta to Last Scene). Disc two includes eight live tracks from the one-man live held on October 8, 2016 at TSUTAYA O-WEST. CDJapan
21 Lilith Banryu Buho -Dragon Heir- (盤龍舞鳳-Dragon Heir-) EP Lilith’s seventh EP. CDJapan
21 SID SIDNAD Complete Blu-ray Box BD A Blu-ray box set, including all the volumes of SIDNAD, since 2007. Also includes eight stickers, eight postcards, and a TOKYO DOME virtual sticker ticket. CDJapan
21 R-Shitei (R指定) -SHAMBARA- Single Comes in two editions. Info
21 LM.C VEDA Album Comes in two editions. CDJapan
21 Vexent Welcome To The Darkness Single Vexent’s fourth single; comes in two editions. Info
21 GLAY HAPPY SWING 20th Anniversary SPECIAL LIVE – We Happy Swing – Vol.2 DVD Features a 2-day concert to commemorate the 20th anniversary of GLAY’s fan club “HAPPY SWING” held at Makuhari Messe on July 30 and 31, 2016. CDJapan
21 L’arc~en~Ciel Don’t be Afraid Single Features the main theme song for the movie Resident Evil: The Final Chapter  (Japanese dubbing version). Info
21 CLØWD ANTITHESE Single Available for a limited period of time until the end of February 2017; comes in two editions. CDJapan
21 THE SLUT BANKS 1996 Find My Way Album CDJapan
23 Matenrou Opera (摩天楼オペラ) SHINE ON Single A live-limited single to be sold at Matenrou Opera’s first Christmas live on December 23, at TSUTAYA O-WEST. Info
24 Merry Badend (メリーバッドエンド) Deus = ex = Machina (デウス=エクス=マキナ) Single The single will be distributed at NAGOYA ell.FITS ALL on December 24.
26 Anima Animal Magic Mini-album Anima’s second mini-album. CDJapan
28 DiSPiИA Chimamire Endroll (血塗れエンドロール) Mini-album DiSPiИA’s first mini-album. CDJapan
28 CLear Surround Single CDJapan
28 Far East Dizain ZENITH/NADIR Single Far East Dizain’s third single. Info
28 heidi. Kaikou (邂逅) Single Comes in two editions. Info
28 Rides in Revillion Reincarnation – F.A.T.E./Rusty Nail – Single Rides in Revillion’s forth single; comes in two editions. Info
28 Screech in2 the Rain Choose My Own Single Screech in2 the Rain’s first single. CDJapan
28 ELM (エルム) This is ELM [2009-2017] Album ELM brings a single collection, including all the leading songs from their singles released up to this time, plus two newly recorded songs. CDJapan
28 KILLANETH Seraph. (セラフ。) Single Second press release if KILLANETH’s first single. CDJapan
28 minus(-) o Album minus(-)’s first album. CDJapan
28 minus(-) V DVD/BD Features the first video work by minus(-) of their two concerts ecru held on February 22, 2016 at Ebisu LIQUIDROOM” and voltaire held on August 13, 2016 at Akasaka BLITZ. 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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