New Sodmy @ Omotesando F.A.B.

Aug 27, 2002

Spent the early part of the day compiling an archive of Deg and Pierrot tracks. Three full 700mb CD-Rs of stuff, I had to burn. Joyous! The Deg is utterly complete; the Pierrot one, i had to dis-include Kikurui Pierrot (Kikurui is French for “sounds like they dropped a carousel full of monkeys down the side of the Eiffel Tower.”) 

The weird thing about compiling archives is this: if my house burns down and I lose all my CDs, i’m going to buy all Deg’s stuff all over again. So why make the archive? If anything, I should be backing up the stuff I -don’t- like! For example, La Mule’s latter-day releases, anything by Inoran, that Earl Grey EP i keep intending to listen to all the way through but never seem to have time for… the list goes on and on. But that’s stupid! Backing up shit you don’t want! What a predicament.

Salvation arrived through a call from Inertia: she has an extra ticket for New Sodmy’s final live; do I want to come? I kinda do, I kinda don’t; we all remember how I felt about the other recent show of theirs I saw… but in the end I felt I should give the band one last chance. And if they suck, I’ll never go see them ever again!!!

Also, there’d be girls. Plus final lives always hold a couple interesting surprises.

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The trick to correctly typing Lareine: say it like it rhymes with listerine or chlorine. “Lare-ine.” As in “to prevent the virus from escaping we use negative pressure and flood the lab’s airlock with Lare-ine.”

Gotta admire Kamijo-ine for staying so troo to VK all these years.

thx macro!

Nogod is not dead!

thx travis!

indie dir en grey autographed pic!

gift from a cute friend who used to do their merch tables back in ‘97. how did i forget i had this!?!


Shit I never thought I would get to post a current Pierrot news item. But here it is the latest band photo in 2014. So pardon the excitement from this old-school fan. Still what’s up with this over-exposed, shopped up to hell shot? Yes they are older, but this is overkill on the vampirism side.

As we inch closer to their reunion show in October, fans in Japan can hype themselves up by watching their old shows in a marathon at SHINAGAWA Stella Ball on August 16 & 17 titled “PIERROT FILM GIG 2014 -Dictators’ history-”. Below is a list of the concerts they are featuring in the marathon:

1997年9月21日 新宿 日清パワーステーション CELLULOID HUMANISM -GATE-
1998年6月19日 赤坂BLITZ Dictators Circus II 【zwei】
1998年9月9日 中野サンプラザ Last Indies Act “Dictators Circus III 【drei】”
1999年7月20日 富士急ハイランド・コニファーフォレスト Dictators Circus IV 【vier】 -Birth of Newborn Baby-
1999年9月9日 横浜アリーナ FORETELLER’S-ERROR
2000年11月4日 日本武道館 SWEET TRANCE 2000 IN BUDOKAN “21ST CENTURY BOY”(イベント出演)
2005年1月3日 日本武道館 THE EVENING OF UNDERMINING FINAL 「After awakening」
2005年1月4日 日本武道館 THE EVENING OF UNDERMINING FINAL 「After completion」

I have only seen one or two of their live DVDs, this would have been a perfect time to see which one is a keeper. If only they broadcast this over Livestream or NicoNico for overseas fans, I might consider getting a paid membership to watch it. But Japanese record companies aren’t progressive like that. So we can only relive the history in this short trailer.

Via: (In Japanese only)

Dir en grey just announced that the new album drops on December 10th and it is named after the Greek word ‘Arche’ meaning ‘beginning’, ‘origin’ or ‘source of action’ (Wikipedia). The DEG official site used the kanji, 根源, meaning the root or source of something to explain the concept of the album. Now in production!

I’m more excited about the return of the usage of a single word for the album title after so long, well since “Uroboros.” This might not mean anything in terms whether they will revisit their melodic style as hinted by Toshiya months ago. We’ll see.

Also new tour dates below:

2014/11/17(月) 【神奈川県】CLUB CITTA’ -「a knot」only-
2014/11/18(火) 【神奈川県】CLUB CITTA’ -「a knot」only-
2014/11/21(金) 【愛知県】Zepp Nagoya
2014/11/22(土) 【愛知県】Zepp Nagoya
2014/11/24(月・祝) 【福岡県】Zepp Fukuoka
2014/11/26(水) 【長崎県】NCC&STUDIO
2014/12/4(木) 【岡山県】倉敷市芸文館
2014/12/5(金) 【岡山県】倉敷市芸文館
2014/12/7(日) 【奈良県】なら100年会館
2014/12/15(月) 【東京都】Zepp Tokyo
2014/12/16(火) 【東京都】Zepp Tokyo
2014/12/20(土) 【京都府】KBSホール -「a knot」only-
2014/12/21(日) 【京都府】KBSホール -「a knot」only-
2014/12/26(金) 【静岡県】静岡市民文化会館
2015/1/6(火) 【大阪府】なんばHatch
2015/1/7(水) 【大阪府】なんばHatch
2015/1/10(土) 【東京都】新木場STUDIO COAST
2015/1/11(日) 【東京都】新木場STUDIO COAST

Source: saishu on jrocknyc
Via: Dir en grey News page.

Official Pierrot Youtube started today (6/27/2014)

thx ryan!