Pandora_99 reacted to Japan Music Revolution in DIMLIM
I feel bad and don't want to get your hopes up, this announcement is not about shipping just yet. Japan Post is completely shut down for overseas shipping at the moment. DHL is in my experience pretty unreliable and costly for the customer; we really want to offer you the best shipping options and so many packages from other carriers such as CD Japan are being returned due to the virus. I ran some quotes through DHL and the shipping of say a couple of hoodies wanted to charge $300 for shipping.
As soon as we can ship safely we will do so, but this announcement is something to pass the time until then. Hope you will still enjoy it, it'll be posted on Dimlim as well as our Twitter at 20:00 JST. We're working with them on connecting with overseas fans in different ways and there are a few more ideas bouncing around as the guys really want to stay connected during this time.
On the plus side, they've just announced a 2-days live in Tokyo on January 9th and 10th of 2021. Thanks for the support.
Pandora_99 reacted to Japan Music Revolution in DIMLIM
Hello! First post here. I run a company in Tokyo named Japan Music Revolution and we've just teamed up with DIMLIM to make their CDs and goods available overseas. Because of COVID-19 we are unfortunately going to be delayed in opening the webstore as we can't ship from Japan right now, however I've have taken this time to look over this thread and take into consideration fans' feelings and wishes.
We have some exciting surprises to announce in the near future about what's going to be up for sale and we hope you'll like the easier, cheaper (no tenso fees!) access to the merch vs auction sites and so forth. We're planning on implementing Paypal, offer several shipping methods and overall making things as smooth and easy as possible. I'm available on Twitter and through email at email@example.com to listen to any requests; the guys are very open to suggestions on what kinds of things you'd like to be able to get your hands on.
I'll post any official information as it becomes available. In the meantime, feel free to read the full announcement here and spread the news if you can:
Thank you guys in advance for the support.
Pandora_99 reacted to xLIZ4 in DIMLIM
No, I'm not a fan of Misc. nor Retsu's individual attitude, but I feel like many here are just plain mean/annoying.
Like, why don't you just ignore/let go of them if you're gonna be negative about everything they do.
DIMLIM is not just Retsu, so I feel bad for Sho and Hiroshi.
Also things are changing daily because of the Corona shit going on, so you can't blame any artist for saying "it won't be cancelled/postponed" 2 days prior cancelling/postponing the live after all. It happens all the time everywhere.
I live in Tokyo and I also have tickets for lives that have been postponed/cancelled 2 days prior, while the bands tried not to disappoint the fans at first. Lives/tours in Europe (from Japanese artists) have been postponed/cancelled too. It may have been decided by the venue or government, so the bands can't even do anything about it.
Japanese bands have the tendency to give up on their band too easily imo, so I do respect them for the "we keep trying and don't care about the haters" attitude. He's not a criminal or something.
Pandora_99 reacted to Alkaloid in Rides In ReVellion Dr.飴 (Ame) will depart and will temporarily pause activities
Rides In ReVellion Dr.飴 (Ame) will depart at 2020/5/10.
They originally were going to announce their disbandment due to 飴 (Ame)'s departure, but have reconsidered and will instead temporarily pause activities.
Pandora_99 reacted to frayed in ♦2020 Predictions!♦
Mejibray remains on “hiatus”. 8P-SB keeps on its current trajectory, has another Halloween look that makes fans think for a hot minute that they’re going back to vkei. Yuutaro keeps hanging out with the Liraizo guys. When Pentagon disbands, he and Yutori do a new project together.
Razor goes to Europe for a convention or a fan club trip. They release a few more singles, maybe a mini?
MeteoroiD says “fuck it” and decides it’s too fun to play together, so even if it’s only for one show a year, they decide to stick together. Maybe they even come back to America for a con. (This is wishful thinking on my part but meh.)
Kizu keeps releasing singles that they want to release with sometimes mixed reactions from fans. They release at least one solid heavy A-side that keeps people invested. Reiki keeps having drunk Insta lives.
Pandora_99 reacted to Himeaimichu in ♦2020 Predictions!♦
Nightmare officially revives,
AINS will sign another band, but soon flop as a whole as Yukika will have been taking out too many loans.
Gulu Gulu will release a full length and it will be awesome
Mitsuki Sakai starts a solo career, covers Kurara Zeroshiki, Kiryu and Mizelia songs
Mamo will sell his pee to fangirls
Still no god damn X Japan album
Pandora_99 reacted to sleepy coffee in ♦2020 Predictions!♦
My spiciest prediction is every Starwave band/artist survives 2020.
Kizu will finally release a full length album.
AINS will sign 2 more bands.
Yuuki (ex. UnsraW) will finally release new music in some shape form (even if its just demos/teasers).
Z from R-shitei will join Nocturnal Bloodlust, Mamo will either start up a new band w/ all new members or a solo project.
Adding onto my prediction about Z, Nocturnal Bloodlust will have a new release this year and itll bang.
DIMLIM will survive the year but stick with 3 members officially (cant speak for if they finally decide to add support members for lives).
RAKUGAKI, gulu gulu, and NICOLAS are gonna be the most popular MH bands for 2020.
and lastly (for now if i ever remember to add more predictions) SCAPEGOAT is going to go back to their "Haru has to kill his girlfriend in every single music video" phase and itll be great. (dont get me wrong i loved scapegoat's 2018 releases i just miss the edgy days.
Pandora_99 reacted to lstknt3b in ヴィルシーナ (Verxina) Ba.ジキル (zikiru) will leave the band
It seems like Zikiru will leave the band on 2020/3/11 due to different musical orientation...
The 3 remaining members will continue activities.
Pandora_99 reacted to Alkaloid in ラオウ (Raou) (ex-ぺんぐ☆王 (Pengking)) has passed away
ラオウ (Raou) (ex-ぺんぐ☆王 (Pengking)-->kanga L Kangaroo) (real name 清水知行/Tomoyuki Shimizu) has passed away at 2019/12/13. (age 30)
He was assaulted by two security guards at a bar while intoxicated, with injuries being so severe he passed away. The security guards involved have been arrested. (Full article on the incident) (Another article)
His band kanga L Kangaroo has decided to continue activities.
Memorial tweet from ex-ぺんぐ☆王 (Pengking) vocalist あきら (Akira) (now in Free Aqua Butterfly)
Pandora_99 reacted to Joel in DIMLIM
I think they just don't know what to do. Ever since they realized that they were in this position they probably started to rely on Retsu to pull all the strings more than usual and he probably is just as lost as them in this situation. All of the decisions they're making are so sporadic, like when they dropped their visuals it just seemed like some sort of desperate last effort attempt at trying to appeal towards western fans or something. All they have to do is focus on getting new members and then take some time with the album.
It's a slow yet sure and unfortunate decline that I don't see them recovering from.
Pandora_99 reacted to FOSCOR70 in DIMLIM
Um... Can you guys can try writing some goodass reviews on popular music sites like rateyourmusic? People there really dig reviews and ratings. My English sucks but I'll try too anyway. Better than nothing.
I also requested some music youtubers to feature this band and made some threads on other forums in which im active at featuring this band.
They need advertisement. I don't see any reason why any metal fan won't like them.