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Full Album + New Look!

UNNEVER END

TRA TRA TRA announced their first full album, [bb] -beautiful blasphemy-, to be released on March 15, 2017! They’ve also updated their homepage (http://tratratra.jp/) with their new look and album information!

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There will also be a first album release/Hiroki birthday event on March 22, 2017!

Tra hasn’t announced any live dates other than 11/30 @ Ikebukuro Black Hole and 2/23 @ HOLIDAY SHINJUKU. I’m assuming they’ll be busy working on their album for the next couple of months. Based on the new song, UNCHAIN, that they played at their 2nd one-man, I have high hopes for this album!!

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[NEWS] ALSDEAD – Now receiving orders for「Born To Be Dead 2015」LIVE DVD【Regular Edition】

The following is a translation of what you will see if you want to purchase the Regular Edition DVD. (online shop: http://shopping.deli-a.jp/products/item_Info.php?itemID=7307)

ALSDEAD
Product Number: AL01-001-005

ALSDEAD LIVE DVD「Born To Be Dead 2015」【Regular Edition】

Limited Production!!
includes 3 discs, special package, special booklet

■ DVD details
・Complete compilation of  the 10/9 ALSDEAD presents ONEMAN【Born To Be Dead : CODA】performance held at Takadanobaba AREA
・select footage from the three oneman concerts on 9/12, 9/18, and 9/19
・member solo clips
・Backstage and making of footage
・compilation of clips from all previous music videos

■ Special booklet details
・24 pages full color
・concert photos
・member commentary on all compositions

※Check the ALSDEAD Official Website for details

※We will ship items as they become available at the end of November

※The product pictures are only for reference. Before purchasing, please note that the product’s actual color, shape, etc.  may differ.

※In the case of ordering multiple items, everything will be shipped as soon as all items are available.  Please be careful when ordering items with varying shipping dates.

There may be changes in your order without advance notice.
Shipping dates my change if items arrive at different times due to circumstances in manufacturing and/or transportation.
In the event that your shipping dates are changed, please refer to this page for information.

Price (tax included):  ¥8,424
Stock: Currently receiving orders
Category: ALSDEAD » DVD

[NEWS] ALSDEAD – Receiving orders for【Special Edition】DVD Extended!

Oct. 11, 2015

10/9 Orders for the ALSDEAD LIVE DVD「Born To Be Dead 2015」【Special Edition】have been closed, but due to popular demand we have extended the deadline for online orders!

All items are made to order so be sure to place your order within the specified time.

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ALSDEAD LIVE DVDBorn To Be Dead 2015」【Special Edition

■Resale time period: 10/11 (Sun) 12:00〜10/18 (Sun) 23:59

▼Purchase here

BARKS×ARTIST DELI SHOPPING

URL→ http://shopping.deli-a.jp/artist/alsdead.php

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ALSDEAD LIVE DVDBorn To Be Dead 2015」【Normal Edition

■Ordering period: 10/16 (Fri) 12:00~10/25 (Sun) 23:59*

Now accepting orders at BARKS×ARTIST DELI SHOPPING

[Translator notes]

source: ALSDEAD Official HP

*Please be aware that dates and times are based on the local time in Japan

[NEWS] ALSDEAD FIRST LIVE DVD「Born To Be Dead 2015」Announcement!!

[Update] preorders for the special edition DVD have been extended! See here for details


Oct. 6, 2015

ALSDEAD will be selling a live DVD for the first time!

In September, we announced that ALSDEAD would put a temporary pause in our progress and go on hiatus.

The DVD will be a compilation of the four one man lives.

The last live before going on hiatus, “Born To Be Dead : CODA,” will be included in it’s entirety. In addition, the special edition will include valuable footage and amazing bonus gifts.

The regular edition will only include the DVD. The special edition will include an original, one of a kind, special bonus gift (according to the member of your choice).

This is a once in a life time chance to purchase this DVD set! Sales are open for a limited time only. Don’t miss your chance to get it

See below for details!

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ALSDEAD LIVE DVD「Born To Be Dead 2015」

【Special Edition】¥9,800(tax included) ※Includes an amazing bonus gift limited to initial orders

【Regular Edition】¥ 7,800(tax included)

Specifications(Special and Regular edition: 3 DVDS, and amazing special package, commentary on all songs, special booklet

※All items are made to order

■ Details

DVD>

・Complete compilatoin of footage from the 10/9 ALSDEAD presents ONEMAN【Born To Be Dead : CODA】live at Takadanobaba AREA

・Select footage from the 9/12  ALSDEAD presents ACOUSTIC ONEMAN【Born To Be Dead : PROLOGUE】, 9/18 ALSDEAD presents ONEMAN【Born To Be Dead : ch1】, 9/19 ALSDEAD presents【Born To Be Dead : ch2】performances

・Collection of members’ solo shots

・Backstage and making of footage

・Clips of all music videos

Special photo booklet>

・Unpublished live photos

・Commentary from members on all ALSDEAD music compositions

Bonus gift>  ※Please note that the bonus gift is only included in the 【Special Edition】set

 CD with the【Born To Be Dead : CODA】live version of songs

 Package with autographs of all members

 Member bonus gift(※one gift per purchased item of the selected member. Be sure to select the member you want when making your purchase)

Maki bonus gift】handwritten lyrics card*

・Maki will handwrite lyrics of your choice onto a card

・You can choose one song per purchase

Shin bonus gift】complimentary ticket to his guitar seminar*

・You will receive one ticket per purchase. Participating fans will be able to see Shin’s performance up close. Tickets will be issued at a later date (numbered tickets to determine the order of entry will be given at random)

Yosuke bonus gift】DVD personal message*

・A DVD where Yosuke will say your name and desired message

・We will ask you for your name and desired message for each purchase

NIKKY bonus gift】complimentary ticket to his drum seminar*

・You will receive one ticket per purchase. Participating fans will be able to see NIKKY’s performance up close. Tickets will be issued at a later date (numbered tickets to determine the order of entry will be given at random)

Details about Shin’s and NIKKY’s bonus gift seminar

Details about time and place of the seminars as well as ticket delivery will be announced via the official website and official Twitter at a later date.

Session 1: Shin’s guitar seminar

Session 2: NIKKY’s drum seminar

This is an event where fans of Shin and NIKKY can see them perform up close. People without any music experience can also enjoy this event. There is also a possibility of guest appearances from other members!

※Only people with Shin’s complimentary tickets may attend Session 1. Only people with NIKKY’s complimentary tickets may attend Session 2. People with both tickets may attend both sessions.  (Even if you are unable to attend, you will not be refunded for the DVD. Thank you for your understanding)

※There may be changes without any advance notice.
[Translator’s notes]

source: ALSDEAD Official HP

*For details of the Special Edition DVDs and each member’s bonus gift see here:
Maki
Shin
Yosuke
NIKKY

I made a mistake and posted the Shin translations on accident before finishing. Sorry for any confusion!

[Blog] Brand-X Staff Blog (2015.03.28) – “ALSDEAD In-store Event”

ALSDEAD, In-store Event♪

March 28, 2015

After releasing their single, INAZUMA, on March 11, ALSDEAD was the first group to host their event today (●⌒∇⌒●)

They cosplayed today!! Yosuke dressed up as a high school teacher and Maki, Shin, and NIKKY were all students!! We also counted the audience members as students and started everything with teacher, Yosuke’s, orders of “Everyone stand, attention, bow!” (*^▽^*) [T/N: Japanese students typically start class with greeting this teacher in this manner]

Maki, Shin, and NIKKY were all transfer students so they had to give a self-introduction and state which clubs they wanted to join. (^∇^)

After answering questions from everyone, they played a drawing game (^○^)
The categories were “Colonel Sanders,” “People Who You Think Are Hot,” “Black Telephone,” and “Titans from Attack on Titan.”
The audience was the judge.
And the results were…???

Thank you to everyone who came out today as well as the band and the staff ヽ(^◇^*)/

ALSDEAD’s upcoming schedule:
4/5 Toshimakoen (tickets are currently on sale at this store!!)
4/17 Ikebukuro EDGE
4/23 Ikebukuro EDGE
There are many other lives and events coming up! Please see ALSDEAD’s official HP for details!!

[2015.03.28] brand-x instore event

A quick snap of ALSDEAD after today’s event☆

[Translator’s notes]

source: Brand-X staff blog

[Live Report] ALSDEAD – Yosuke’s Birthday Live (2015.01.09)

Yosuke’s Birthday Live
2015.01.09 (Fri) @ Ikebukuro EDGE

Lineup: SCAPEGOAT, xTRiPx, ALSDEAD

Set List

  1. Idea
  2. Kill the King
  3. Peggy-O (New Year vers.)
  4. Puzzle
  5. Mokusatsugeki
  6. Pandemic
  7. Nostalgia
  8. 9.N
  9. Twilight
  10. Life of Sorrow

Encore

  1. Snow
  2. FLASH BACK

SCAPEGOAT opened the live, which I was a little surprised at. Usually in this lineup, I would expect xTRiPx to open, but it actually worked out quite well.

I had just gotten back from America at 4 a.m. the same morning so I was a bit tired by the time I went to the live. I decided to just relax in the back this time since I was pretty much exhausted already. It was a lot more crowded than I thought it would be, which was a pleasant surprise.

During xTRiPx’s set (at least I think it was xTRiPx’s set, it could’ve been SCAPEGOAT), there was a sort of pathetic-looking wall of death. It’s really quite cute compared to the western version. Everyone splits into two groups so there’s a huge gap in the middle. When they get the signal to go, they all kind of hop-dance towards each other while waving their hands in the air.

After SCAPEGOAT’s set, the crowd thinned a bit and after xTRiPx, it thinned even more. I somehow ended up being in the second row on Yosuke’s side of the stage. Good for me, but bad for ALSDEAD. I’m always sad when people leave before the band hosting the live performs. I didn’t think I’d have enough energy to be in the front row, but xTRiPx did a pretty good job of pumping me up so I was ready for ALSDEAD.

All the guys were wearing suits with blinged out ties when they came out (I haven’t been to an ALSDEAD live for a while so I’m not sure if this is the same outfits they wore for everyone else’s birthday lives). Yosuke was complaining that it wasn’t fair that everyone’s gem on the tie were the same except for Maki’s.

They played Peggy-O pretty early in their set-list. I thought that they might play it more towards the end since it’s “Yosuke’s song,” but it was actually pretty smart to play it towards the beginning. I think it helped pump the crowd up even more. During the part in the song where Yosuke usually does some MC and teaches the crowd when to jump, he said that they were actually thinking about retiring Peggy-O. But since it’s one of the most-requested songs, he said they can’t really stop playing it. He also joked that today’s Peggy-O would probably be the peak performance of the song—it being his birthday and all—and that it would be all downhill from here… too early!

I’m glad they played Life of Sorrow. It’s always so epic live. There’s a part in the song where everyone turns to their right, facing the wall, and violently fist pumps over their bodies towards the stage. Whenever there are people who haven’t been to an ALSDEAD live, they are always taken by surprise. It gets pretty intense. Basically, if you don’t do what everyone else is doing, there’s a high possibility of you getting punched in the face.

As you can see from the set list, this was an extremely high-energy live. There was only one ballad… that was sung in the encore… by Yosuke.

The band members all came out for the encore one by one, as they usually do. First Nikky came out, and all the fans cheered for him. Next was Shin. More cheering. Next, we saw someone’s silhouette holding a bass. Assuming it was Yosuke, everyone started cheering Yosuke’s name, but we were surprised to see that it was Maki holding the bass! At last Yosuke came out, holding only a microphone. Without so much as an explanation, the band started playing and Yosuke started singing Snow.

He sang much better than I thought he would. He sounded a bit nervous though, and Maki helped him out when he seemed to struggle a bit. Yosuke didn’t sing as well as Maki, of course, but he was able to hit the notes pretty well. Despite a few mishaps, I couldn’t help smiling at the performance.

Suddenly, everyone stopped playing and a recording started to play: a little girl’s voice singing happy birthday… but when it got to the name, she sang “Maki-chan” instead of “Yosuke.” Yosuke went from shocked to fake-annoyed and all the fans laughed. When the singing stopped, the front row of fans popped some party streamers as one of the live house staff members brought out a birthday cake. He handed it to Yosuke and lit the candles. Before he left, he popped his own party streamers, which ended up accidentally blowing out Yosuke’s birthday candles, so he had to relight them before leaving.

Yosuke blew out his candles and kind of stuttered and stumbled over his words when he started to speak. Maki poked fun at him, saying that he’s not the same Yosuke when he’s center-stage, but that on the flip side, his own fingers were sore from playing bass so long. Maki thought it would be pretty easy to play bass, but constantly moving up and down the neck to play, made his fingers burn. Yosuke said that now that they understood each other’s hardships a little better, they should be nicer to each other.

The last song—still sung by Yosuke—was FLASH BACK. Everyone couldn’t stop smiling. For some reason, having Yosuke sing was just really enjoyable. He didn’t seem to know what to do during Shin’s guitar solo. He ended up playing some air guitar, did some silly dances from center stage, then went over to Nikky and played some air drums. It was pretty hilarious, and definitely an entertaining way to end the live.

Going to this live was definitely a good welcome back to Japan after coming in so early on a red-eye flight. Hopefully next time I’ll have more energy from the start!

Edit:
After looking at their revamped OHP, I realize that the look they had at this live is, indeed, their new look.

[Live Report] the GazettE – Pulse Wriggling to Dimscene

Standing Live Tour14
Heresy Limited
PULSE WRIGGLING TO DIMSCENE
2014.08.04 (Mon) Shinkiba Studio Coast

It wasn’t as crowded as I thought it would be. My ticket number was 1524 (second to last group to get in), but I was able to get to the front easily. I was near the front of the second section (the main floor was divided into two or three sections separated by some bars), but when it got closer to the live actually starting one of the staff asked the people in the front section to move forward so a bunch of space opened up and the girls in front of me let me through to the first section. I was able to get up pretty close to the stage on Aoi’s side.

The band opened with “The Invisible Wall”. I don’t really like when the first song is slow/a ballad. To me, the first song kind of sets the pace for the rest of the live. The initial image was pretty cool though. They had these giant candle-like things in the back that lit up with real fire before they started playing. It looked really cool. I think they used it a couple other times throughout the live.

After the first song they played “Hyena” (or at least I thought they played “Hyena,” but according to the set list going around tumblr they didn’t… I guess I have a horrible memory?? O_O) and “Cockroach” and I don’t remember what else. I suck at remembering the order of songs. Aoi looked almost bored for the first part of the live (I’m gonna blame it on the fact that they started with a slow song)

Continue reading [Live Report] the GazettE – Pulse Wriggling to Dimscene

[News] ALSDEAD Gains New Drummer NIKKY, Releases New Look and New Song SPOT

ALSDEAD

newsThere has been a lot of attention on ALSDEAD since they lost their drummer back in January. New drummer, NIKKY (ex. GALYED), joined them on stage at their JUDGEMENT DAY event performance on May 17 for their first live as the new ALSDEAD.

On their official website, they have released new pictures of NIKKY as well as announced the release of an original album in the fall.

With the addition of NIKKY, their new single, STARLESS (to be released on June 4), fuses their original intensity with a new earnestness to create a sound even better than before. The SPOT PV has already been released online so you should definitely check it out for yourselves.

Keep an eye out for ALSDEAD at the start line to a new beginning.

-Comment from NIKKY-

I’m Nikky, the new member of ALSDEAD.
I’m really excited to produce amazing things as a part of this band.
Thank you for your enthusiastic support for the rebirth of ALSDEAD.

STARLESS 30 second SPOT

STARLESS single

June 4, 2014 release
DCCA-54/¥1,296 (tax included)
01. STARLESS
02. Picture

-Live Schedule-

6/5 (Thurs.) Takadanobaba AREA
6/13 (Fri.) Takadanobaba AREA
6/17 (Tues.) Takadanobaba AREA
7/5 (Sun.) Ikebukuro EDGE
7/11 (Fri.) Sendai HooK
7/12 (Sat.) Niigata GOLDEN PIGS BLACK STAGE
7/17 (Thurs.) SHINJUKU RUIDO K4
8/17 (Sun.) Ikebukuro EDGE
8/21 (Thurs.) Takadanobaba AREA
8/22 (Fri.) Sendai MACANA
8/24 (Sun.) Shin Yokohama New Side Beach
8/29 (Fri.) Nagoya ell.FITSALL
8/20 (Sat.) OSAKA RUIDO

[Translator notes]
source: 歌詞GET

[News] MAKI and Yosuke to be guests on FM Aichi “Branding Hit TOKAI”

<Broadcasting station> FM Aichi
<Program> “Branding Hit TOKAI”
<Broadcast time> 5/27(Tues.) 21:30~21:55、6/3(Sun.) 21:30~21:55

※You can listen from your smartphone or PC
・Access via radiko from within the Aichi, Gifu, and Mie Prefectures.
radiko: http://radiko.jp/
・Nation-wide access if you join radiko Premium (fee)
radiko Premium: http://radiko.jp/rg/premium/
・Nation-wide access if you join docodemo FM (Free for 31 days, charge for anything after that)
docodemo FM: http://www.docodemo.fm/
・nation-wide access if you use the au* ”LISMO WAVE” app
LISMO WAVE http://bit.ly/1oNJ3nu

[Translator notes]
* au is one of the major phone companies in Japan

source: ALSDEAD Official HP