[STICKY] Do you love Λucifer?

It’s been pretty quiet here at Silent Melody lately with me and GN-0015 busy with life and other things.

What I originally envisioned this site to be was the go-to place for all sorts of news concerning the Λucifer members’ recent happenings, whether it be new releases, projects or anything else that’d interest Λucifer’s fans. While I’m obviously still a fan of the band, there are other things that have stolen my attention in recent times which hasn’t given me much time to keep up on Λucifer news so I could run this site properly.

My question is: would any of you be interested in helping run this site? This is directed especially to the people among you who constantly run into news about Λucifer and wonder “why the hell didn’t they post about this on Silent Melody?

You don’t have a post quota to reach per month and if you don’t have previous experience with blogging, I can help you with any technical questions you might have. The only two requirements are that you need to be able to write “okay” English — you don’t have to be a native level speaker, just passable — and more importantly, you need to feel passionate enough about Λucifer to be willing to seek out news of what the members are doing lately so you can post about it on Silent Melody. That’s all.

If you want to join, or if you’re thinking you might like to give it a try but aren’t sure, just contact me and I’ll get back to you.

This offer stands for as long as this post is still viewable on the site.

Makoto to work with 2 former AYABIE members

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A week ago (yes, that’s how outdated I am with these things now), Makoto announced on his Facebook about the formation of his new band called Fairy Tale. He will be joined by 2 former AYABIE members; Takehito on guitar and Taito on piano (sweet!!).

They will perform their first live show on 18 January 2015 at Yotsuya Tenmado in Tokyo. The show will be called “Fairy Tale -saisei to tansei-“.

I like how Makoto stays relevant in the music industry these days compared to how things went for him when Λucifer first disbanded more than a decade ago.

Rayflower to release 2nd mini-album

It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

After 3 years of silence (other than doing some small gigs), Yuki and his band Rayflower will be releasing their second mini-album titled Narcissus on 2014.02.19. The album will include 6 songs, with the one of them called “Libra”. It will cost 2,000 yen (around $20 US). Stay tuned for updates.

And I can tell that they are quite happy with the announcement too. Watch them announce the album with beaming faces here.

The connection between Λucifer and the TV series LOST?!

It’s a lot clearer than you might think!

Here’s Makoto in the Japanese TV drama “Hikon Kazoku” along with actor Sanada Hiroyuki:

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And here’s Sanada Hiroyuki in LOST along with lead actor Matthew Fox (aka Jack):

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Now, maybe it’s just me because I’m a huge fan of LOST… but dammit that is awesome.

Some new-ish Makoto & TRiCK videos (includes Λucifer goodness!)

First up, the last two †яi¢к PV’s that I don’t think we ever posted on this site. These are courtesy of YouTube user jaquelinedickinson. Won’t someone please convince her to join and help run this site so we can provide you with news that are actually new? 😉 Or otherwise, check out the above link and apply yourself, I’m still desperately hoping for someone to take charge of the site.



She also has some live clips of the band posted on her channel. Here’s one of them:


Aside from that, here’s a treat for the Aucifer fans! Makoto appeared at a couple of Thai events in December and luckily for us, footage of him performing some Aucifer songs has surfaced. You can thank CheekyDolphin for these.



Check out CheekyDolphin’s channel for more of the same (including a John Lennon cover!)

13 years…

Hey everyone! It’s not that I have anything special to say today… other than: today is September 15th. You all know what that day means. You should, anyway. Today is Aucifer’s 13th birthday. Here’s Atsuro on twitter:

The date’s changed to the 15th, meaning that today’s the anniversary of Λucifer’s debut. Thank you for all the messages!! All of us in the band are so happy to have been part of a group with such devoted fans. Once again, we thank you for your continued support!!

For the newbie fans of Λucifer, here’s a real quick refresher course into the history of Λucifer. Here’s how it all started back in the days. Well, for the anime version of Λucifer anyway. I like to think that this is sort of how it was in real life, too.

One heck of a line-up. Climb’s Santa and Yuki. Neon’s Towa. Lucy Lane’s Atsuro. And…


Λucifer @ Shibuya 2012/02/29 (includes setlist!)

Λucifer have finished their second show of 2012 and have thus entered their “frozen” status yet again. Before I say anything, let me get the bad news out of the way: Makoto has apparently stated on Twitter that the concert this time around will not be released on DVD and, indeed, video cameras were not present at the venue yesterday according to fan reports.

But, on to more positive things. Here are the songs they played last night at the Shibuya O-EAST:

1. LEGEND
2. Datenshi BLUE
3. PLASMAGIC
4. Sekai de Ichiban Kirei na Mono
5. C no Binetsu
6. Silent Melody
7. DUMMY
8. JUNK CITY

Kaikan Phrase screening + talk show (with Mayu Shinjo!)

9. ELEMENTS
10. Jealousy
11. CARNATION CRIME
12. TOKYO Illusion
13. TSUBASA
14. Kono Te no Naka ni
15. Shooting Star
16. Egovision
17. Poker Face
18. LUCY
19. Midnight Crow
20. Time Machine wa Iranai

Encore ①
21. CASTAWAYS
22. See You

Encore ②
23. Datenshi BLUE

The setlist to this three-hour show was largely similar to yesterday’s, although with a couple of changes: they replaced LOVE & PAIN and Regret with Kono Te no Naka ni and Shooting Star, respectively. Also in attendance was Kaikan Phrase creator Mayu Shinjo who took part in the mid-set “talk show”. Fans were also served some nostalgia through the screening of PV’s of select songs as they were playing them on stage (C no Binetsu, JUNK CITY, TOKYO Illusion, LUCY, Datenshi BLUE). The show ended with Λucifer’s (and the audience’s) usual jump with linked hands.

The general consensus among fans seems to be that it was a fantastic show and — seeing as how well they were received — it can’t be long until Λucifer un-freezes (melts?!) again.

Here’s some picspam. The first one is special as it features Santa, Yukinojo Mori, Makoto, Mayu Shinjo and Shinya from DIR EN GREY.

Some twitter comments from fans:

@yun221: I’m glad I got to know everyone in Λucifer! Thank you for creating such lovely songs. (>_<) Λucifer is the most loved and the most important band of my entire life. I’ll be looking forward to the next reunion!

@kayo224: Λucifer’s show was realllly fun. (*´∀`*) Though I thought I wouldn’t remember anything but Datenshi BLUE (laughs), it all came back to me~. Good work on the show. Getting to hear again all the songs I liked in my junior high school days, it was a really happy two days for me. ♪ I have faith that there’s going to be a next time, so I’ll look forward to it!

@hisuiiro: Good work! Today’s show was the best. I was really happy to see the two guitarists playing twin guitar leads after such a long time. As I thought, I realized my love for Λucifer anew. vv

@jda0519totoro: Ah, I love Λucifer too much. I wonder what it is with them… I thought that maybe my feelings would’ve cooled down already, but like I thought, I still love them. I just love those five. That’s what I was thinking as I was watching their show. They will forever remain an important and loved band of mine. I’m glad I got to know Λucifer.

And finally, the post-show thoughts from the band:

Towa: Λucifer’s show is over! Thank you very much! It was fun! See you again!?

Yuki: The two days of Λucifer live have ended safely. ヾ(^▽^)ノ To everyone who came, thank you! Today we even got Shinjo-sensei to come as well, so it was more “Kaikan Phrase” than ever! See you later, Λucifer. (*^_^*)

Santa: Our shows yesterday and the day before… to those of you who came or watched us on the net! To those of you who unfortunately couldn’t make it! Thank you very much!

Atsuro: I’m home~☆ I have to get up early for rehearsal tomorrow so I couldn’t attend the afterparty. (>_<) I wanted to drink with everyone… Nevertheless, it was a very happy two days. I won’t forget everyone’s smiles. Thank you!!! I’m so happy I decided to work as a newspaper boy in junior high school in order buy a guitar… and I’m so happy I met Λucifer. ☆

Makoto: The last day for Λucifer is over! Thank you for all the many wonderful memories. (^-^)/ We’ll still, still, still be back. ♪ Λucifer is the best. ♪ Thank you for the many letters and presents this time, too! ♥ Last night, Yukinojo Mori-san complimented me by saying I’d become a proper adult. ♪ He also complimented my singing. ♪ I’ll do my best. ♪ These two days passed by so suddenly, I feel a little sad. ( ; ; ) Λucifer’s reunion shows this time around, too, seemed well-received. ♪ But it was so fun, I even dreamt of it later! Us in Λucifer, we swear to reunite again as we set onto our differing journeys. After we’ve each respectively grown as artists, we’ll definitely be back again, so when the time comes, we’ll be asking for your support. (^_−)−☆ Off to new adventures… Λ

Until next time…

Λucifer’s first show of 2012! (includes setlist!)

Λucifer has finished their first show since Bangkok on 2010/09/25! Here’s some bits and pieces of information from the first of their two-night reunion. First things first: here is the long-awaited setlist from Shibuya, February 28th of 2012!

1. LEGEND
2. Datenshi BLUE
3. PLASMAGIC
4. Sekai de Ichiban Kirei na Mono
5. C no Binetsu
6. Silent Melody
7. DUMMY
8. JUNK CITY

Kaikan Phrase screening + talk show

9. ELEMENTS
10. Jealousy
11. CARNATION CRIME
12. TOKYO Illusion
13. TSUBASA
14. LOVE & PAIN
15. Regret
16. Egovision
17. Poker Face
18. LUCY
19. Midnight Crow
20. Time Machine wa Iranai

Encore 1
21. Orange
22. See You

Encore 2
23. Datenshi BLUE

Before the show, Λucifer received a bunch of flowers.

From Mayu Shinjo, creator of Kaikan Phrase.

From Yukinojo Mori, who wrote lyrics to the majority of Λucifer’s songs.

From Acid Black Cherry.

From Hiroshi Tamaki, badass actor and friend of Makoto.

Some thoughts from the band:

Makoto: Before I knew it, today’s the last day for Λucifer! With the power I received from you all yesterday, I’ll give it all I’ve got today!! We’re hoping for your support!!!

Towa: Just like that, the first day of Λucifer’s live is over in the blink of an eye! Thanks to everyone who came! Thanks so much for all the presents, too! I’ll see you tomorrow!

Atsuro: Thanks for today, everyone! We had a really special time. ☆ I got in such high spirits, I forgot all about us having another show tomorrow. Λucifer will go on to become an even better band! Today was a really good day. ☆ Music is really wonderful! I have to work harder… With that, good night~☆  Oh, and Yukinojo Mori came to see us today as well. I was happy when he praised us after our performance. ☆ Also, the lyricist Aki Hata came to see us, too~!! Realizing that he was watching me not as the Daichan-me but the ATSURO-me made me really embarrassed. (>_<) As I’m thinking we have a show tomorrow, too, I’m having a hard time falling asleep…

Yuki: The first day ofΛucifer’s live is over. ヾ(^▽^)ノ With the nostalgic footage and all, it was fun! Thank you very much. I’m looking forward to tomorrow as well!

Santa: After doing my stretches and taking a bath, I’m just toasting here by myself. (laughs) Going “ah man, I really went for it today~” while taking off my clothes off my sweaty body… I noticed I’d come back wearing someone else’s T-shirt. (strained laugh) Who’s is this black T-shirt? (laughs) And as I was going “oh shit, it’s the earthquake alert~” and getting mentally prepared for it…… I realized I was wearing nothing but underwear. I’m glad the earthquake never came. (laughs)

Some fan reactions:

@sallieday: It was realllly fun~!! I’m so glad I went!! It was all songs I love and the MC’s were so funny, I just laughed and laughed. ♪ Thank you for an enjoyable time. ☆ Good work. \(*^-^*)/

@a1y2a1n8o: The show was really fun. ♪ I was really moved that I got to meet everyone from Λucifer again. ♪ Thank you very much! I bought all the goods, too. ♪ I can’t attend tomorrow because of work, so I’ll be looking forward to your next show. ♪

@mihox1127: Good work! It was so fun. I want you to do another reunion soon. (:_;) I got more friends at the last show, too, and it’s all thanks to Λucifer. (:_;)

@chiezou_63: Good work on the first day. I would’ve never thought I’d get to see you from front row, so I was happy. I’ll be acting riotous at the back tomorrow. (≧∇≦*) Λucifer ♥

@gorochan23: Good work on the first day! This was my first time seeing the five of you together, so I was already crying aloud during the first song. I’ll be attending on the second day, too!

@amaihachimi2: Today’s show was really, really fun. (*´ー`*) Thank you very much for the happy time!! I’ll be taking the night bus back to Nara now, but I’ll be soaking in the reverberations of the show all the way back home. (*^^*)

Finally, some pics from before the show:

One more show to go!

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