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Sequence Records FINAL SUMMIT

I'm really going to miss Sequence Records, I always have a lot of fun at their events. Lots of bands in the lineup at Rock May Kan yesterday:
1. ZABEL, 2. ZELGYER, 3. Bi;shop, 4. 水樂, 5. パニックちゃんねる, 6. SULFURIC ACID, 7. exist+trace, 8. Art Cube
A long wait to see Art Cube, but a lot of the other bands were fun too. And I had been looking forward to seeing Tomozo on stage again. When SULFURIC ACID was up next, the venue suddenly filled up with people very quickly. Hizaki couldn't participate (too busy with Versailles I suppose), but I saw quite a few of his fans there too. I hope Tomozo isn't planning on retiring from the music scene completely. He's a lot of fun to watch on stage, and as far as I can tell he's doing a great job with the record label as well. Fortunately he'll be part of one of the session bands at Art Cube's oneman :D It was interesting seeing him with that old make-up he used six years ago.

Most of you know by now that Art Cube will go over to DUAL CORE SOUND ENTERPRISE. The rest of the label will move on to SOUNDTRAP ENTERTAINMENT. We've been given website addresses for both labels, but neither of them are working at the moment....  Also, for those who might be interested in buying the final release from Sequence: the songs by Art Cube and Brain Hacker are 失楽蝶 (shitsurakuchou) and Lie. So they're not new songs.

Art Cube's setlist for the 27th:
1. 花陽影 (hanahikage)
2. Pain~Wing...
3. not exist
4. Soaring awakening
5. 失楽蝶 (shitsurakuchou)
encore: False prayer

Getting False prayer as the encore was worth the wait. Everyone literally started bouncing when Seiji announced it. Shizuki managed to completely mess it up so they had to start over again, but I don't think anyone cared ^^ For the first time ever, people were climbing up on stage to do furi for Yossy and Nobu, and they looked really happy about it (Yossy still sounded thrilled in his blog this morning). 
During the MC Seiji said they'll finally be selling some new goods at the table next month. Sounds like it'll be a new keitai strap/cleaner. About time they get something. The only items they've been selling for the past years are their CDs. I'm surprised they're not doing photosets anymore.

So many violent songs this time. LOADS of fun, but I think we'd all appreciate it if they put Hanahikage in the middle or something, to give us a chance to rest among all the headbanging, jumping and diving ^^; People were trembling from exhaustion after the last song. (At the live with THE VELVET in January, Art Cube will probably be the second to last band playing. I can imagine us being completely dead when Velvet finally appears, and we still have at least an hour of their set left).

Again the cutest bangya ever showed up at this live. I've seen her a few times before; seems to be a fan of Panic Channel and PRIMEADDICT. And she's only five years old! x) She headbangs wit the rest of the girls, and does the maloik with her small hands. It's adorable.  

No more Art Cube lives for a couple of weeks now, before the oneman on the 12th. The event is devided in two, the last part being the oneman itself, and the first part being various session bands with the individual members. These are the members of Seiji's "session"...
Vo.Z (Art Cube, Moi dix Mois)
Gu.kng (刺四, Moi dix Mois)
Ba.Sugiyan (Moi dix Mois)
Dr.深山勇人 (draw the perspective, Moi dix Mois)

LOL. Now all we need them to do are some covers of MdM songs... 



( 16 darlings — Bonjour Honey! )
Nov. 28th, 2010 12:01 pm (UTC)

Hello Chou!
I am Mirra from Brazil.
I always read your blog looking for information about the VII-Sense and Shauri. I hope you do not mind. I really like to read here.

Only now will I to comment, and actually ask a question. Do you know what song of Hizaki Grace Project, which will enter the V.A. final?
If this is the voice of Hizaki and Juka only.
Sorry to bother you! And thanks for the information ever!

Nov. 28th, 2010 12:19 pm (UTC)
Hi :)

The Hizaki grace project song is "Philosopher" :) The songs are supposed to be remastered, but that's pretty much all the information there is so far. There will be a presale of it at Art Cube's oneman in December. Haven't decided whether or not I'm buying it yet (as we already have all the songs), but if I do I suppose I can check if there are any new pics in the booklet, how the remastering sounds etc.

Looks like half of VII-Sense will be appearing at the oneman too, together with Tomozo in Nobu's session band. Will be interesting to see.
Nov. 28th, 2010 01:05 pm (UTC)
Oh! Yes!
I read in Shaura's blog about this session band, is Nakuta Sea, right? Playing with two guitar. They liked this idea! Hahaha
I might buy V.A. but I think in booklet will come with Hizaki' photos only, without Juka. But Philosopher Remastered is good!

Many thanks for your informations dear.
I hope I can continue to read your livejournal!

Bye ~
Nov. 28th, 2010 02:03 pm (UTC)
Truly hope they'll put less heavy songs in between the heavy ones for Velvet's sponsored. Though it will be interesting being dead for once in front of dear BERA. I am still dead and had trouble waking up today. Plus, my head and shoulders hurt badly. But it was fun indeed! False Prayer again, finally.<3
Nov. 28th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)
Remind me to bring perfume and stuff x)
At least it's at AREA, so the frontrow is comfortable and there's a proper bar to lean on.

And I'll be really surprised if they don't force us to do not exist in front of the guys xp But I'll be hoping.
Nov. 28th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
LOL don't remind me of not exist. Seriously. *goes cry in a corner* But if we don't do the crab thing we can still maintain our dignity in front of them. With the hopping we always pretend anyway.
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Nov. 28th, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC)
Everyone were beaming with joy after the live. Was the most fun event there's been for a while.
They could have Mana as a secret guest, playing with a bag over his head like they did with Sugiya several times already. (Although not very likely to happen ^^; ) I wonder how they're going to fit all the guests up on the second floor. With all the various bandmen participating, there's bound to be a lot of their friends/colleagues there, but the second floor at Rock May is really tiny. And with the added fans of the guest musicians, I'm sure the first floor will be crowded too. But with the MdM and VII-Sense fans coming, there'll be even more friends there than normal :D Looking forward to meet everyone.
Nov. 29th, 2010 01:24 pm (UTC)
I think TOMOZO will not retire!
There is a Black:List interview that he says he is the manager of DUAL CORE SOUND ENTERPRISES, among with Pepe-san, rock-may-kan's owner.

And I was really waiting for NENE participating on the session event :(
Now I hope for Mana as a secret guest haha
Nov. 29th, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up! Never really looked into Black:List (other than seeing them live a few times when they participated at lives I went to), so I never read any of their interviews. I wonder if any other bands are going to be part of that label, and if there's a reason for the rest of Sequence going to Soundtrap instead. But I'm glad to hear we'll continue seeing Tomozo around.

I hope there's a chance for a brief appearance of Rem again at the oneman too, even if it's just for a few minutes like last time.
Nov. 29th, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
Tell me, what does shitsuraku mean?

It's good to hear people were doing furi for Y and N too (did the band get some new fans recently, maybe? or were those all regulars?)!
Haha, they really will need to make some balance in the setlist if they want you to survive the whole live with THE VELVET. But at least it was fun! :)

Awww someone brought their child with them? That's cute! :D (Although I'm not sure if it's really good for such a small child...)
But what? Are there only girls in the audience?

Well, that's some session band! Hahaha! Doing their covers would be awesome! XD
Btw, was Mana ever seen near Juka since he left MdM?
Nov. 30th, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
Shitsuraku would be something like 'lost peace/happiness' if you translate it directly. Nobu has a tendency to choose various kanji and make new words with them though. That's why it's impossible to know how we're supposed to read the Japanese titled song of theirs (Even the other members don't know sometimes, lol)
I'm sure they'll at least include the song with the "moshing" for the live with Velvet... "Look what silliness we can get your fans to do!"

The people climbing up on stage were not regulars. And I don't think they were fans of Nobu and Yossy in particular, rather just having fun with the furi. But the guys looked like they enjoyed the attention.

I've seen that small girl at lives every now and then for the past year. I hope her hearing survives, but she's definitely having fun. I think Rock May Kan is a good venue for her, as there are four rows of chairs in the middle of the room. So if there's a big crowd, she can be safe from pushing etc. + she can actually see the stage if she's on top of a chair.
Yeah, usually there's only girls in the audience at these lives. There were a few guys this time because of the two girl-bands playing (exist+trace & Bi;shop), but at other events the crowd is 99% Japanese girls.

Mana and Juka hasn't been working together since M10M to my knowledge, but I don't think they'd make a big deal out of appearing at the same session event. Mana might stay away from this event though, as it's impossible to go by unnoticed at this live house. It's too small.
Dec. 1st, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
Oh. I don't really see the point in him doing that, but whatever makes him happy. XD

Hahaha at least they'll have a good laugh! (They'd probably want to join all of you if they weren't playing! XD)

I suppose others are being careful not to push her, too.
Hmm so that's why bands usually get all hyped up when more guys appear at the lives. I wonder why don't more guys go to the shows, it's kinda weird...

Dec. 11th, 2010 12:55 am (UTC)
Just found this and I hope it's not weird posting. Wish I could have seen Sulfuric Acid~! I really love Masaki's voice. Would it be okay if I added you?
Dec. 11th, 2010 12:14 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed Masaki's performance. Was glad for the opportunity to see them on stage together :)
And sure, feel free to add.
Dec. 21st, 2010 05:14 am (UTC)
Hi, sorry to be a creeper; just found your LJ through a random search.

Thank you very much for this live report (even though I guess it's a bit old now!). It's good to finally have some information about Sequence Records closing; I wasn't even sure that it was true until I read this post! Really really sad, but at least now I know some of the bands are going on to other labels.

Speaking of which, I know that DUAL CORE is somehow owned by TOMOZO from the Black:List days, but do you know anything about SOUNDTRAP? And would you mind giving me the URL to the SOUNDTRAP OHP, even if it isn't open yet?

Thanks a lot for the report/information!
Dec. 21st, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen much information about it online yet either, which is a little strange, and even the fans going to lives here seem to be pretty clueless about it. I'd have expected to see it announced a bit more in the open, being a label that's been around for so long.

The Soundtrap URL is still not working: http://soundtrap.jp/ But Dual Core's website is up now, in case you didn't find it on your own; http://www.dualcore-sound.com/ Not open to public yet though.

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