Press Release: Starwave Records – Umbrella



2nd mini-album [Monochrome] on sale October 24, 2012

“If the world is a black and white dream, perhaps I’ll see you there”
In the year since their previous release [Samidare], umbrella has continued to evolve, holding their own oneman live and adding a new member to the lineup. Now at last they present their long-awaited second mini-album, sending a downpour to your heart in the form of a new musical score. …An umbrella over your heart.

※If an advance order is placed together with an order for an item in stock, both items will be delivered together when the item on advance order is officially released. Therefore, it is recommended that advance orders are placed separately.

Line-up :
vocal&guitar: Yui
guitar: Shu
bass: Hal
drums: Sho

Live schedule :
Oct. 2, 2012 – Ikebukuro CHOP (album pre-sale event)
Oct. 5, 2012 – Nishikujo BRAND NEW
Oct. 27, 2012 – Closet Child Harajuku (shop clerks for 1 hour)
Oct. 28, 2012 – Tokyo Ryutsu Center (multimedia convention M3)
Oct. 28, 2012 – Ikebukuro CHOP
Oct. 29, 2012 – Kyoto MUSE
Nov. 4, 2012 – Shinsaibashi club ALIVE!
Nov. 18, 2012 – Pure Sound Amemura (in-store event)
Nov. 18, 2012 – Nishikujo BRAND NEW
Nov. 22, 2012 – Shinsaibashi club ALIVE! (sponsor event)
Dec. 16, 2012 – Shinsaibashi club ALIVE! (oneman)
Jan. 12, 2013 – Ikebukuro CHOP (oneman)

2nd mini album [Monochrome]
Oct 2, 2012 at the live house
Oct 24, 2012 in stores
CD number: SWKA-2
Label: Starwave Records
Distribution: Daiki Sound
Price: 2,500yen (tax in)
Limit: 1000 copies

01. Sekai no Owaru Oto
02. Kazaana
03. Wasurenagusa
04. Monochrome
05. Taiyoukousen
06. Binetsu
07. LoV

Press Release: COLD+SLEEP


COLD+SLEEP, the new band project started in 2012 by SEN, who is also active in the band marlee. Following the pattern of a hedonistic encounter of metal and club sounds, COLD+SLEEP makes cyberspace dance to a faster track in search of the cycle of new music entrusted to the next generation and the end of the world!

A project was initiated in January 2012 to release 12 consecutive monthly singles, which can be purchased only at the iTunes Store. They had their first live gig on April 30, 2012, at Sapporo Sound Lab Mole, and in September 2012 they will begin a monthly live circuit!

COLD+SLEEP digital release singles
1st single [SLEEPERS] Now on Sale
2nd single [SICK BOY] Now on Sale
3rd single [Share The Freedom] Now on Sale
4th single [Spinal Column] Now on Sale
5th single [Solid Stae Sadness] Now on Sale
6th single [Sadistrick] Now on Sale
7th single [Soul Hacker] July 29, 2012 release

COLD+SLEEP I-tunes Store:

COLD+SLEEP Live Scripts 2012 -Test case of Scripts-
Sep 15, 2012 Ikebukuro CYBER (Darkest Fest)
Oct 31, 2012 Ikebukuro CYBER
Nov 10, 2012 Ikebukuro CYBER


COLD+SLEEP Official Facebook:

Press Release: Magistina Saga

Magistina Saga has joined Starwave Records!!!




Formed in July 2010, Magistina Saga‘s concept is a fairy tale of both magic and truth. Their sound charms listeners with compositions that incorporate anime and game music, with strings at the heart of melodies that are easy on the ears, and a unique world view expressed by a female vocalist. Unusual musical scales carry the truths and fairy tales that they play straight to your side.

Magistina Saga :

Kiwamu Kai (label owner)
Starwave Records & Darkest Labyrinth
Darkest Labyrinth:
Starwave Records:

Show Your Heart

Starwave Records & Darkest Labyrinth will contribute a part of income from label online shop to “SHOW YOUR HEART” foundation between March 13 to April  30. As the artist, as the label, our power may be small. But we want to help something for earthquake victims.

Label online shop:

Don’t forget about When The Earth Shook, our Horror Addicts disaster anthology. The Anthology will be available in print, as well as an e-book, and possibly in podcast form. All proceeds from the book will be going to charity.
The deadline for submissions is May 1st. For an example of what we’re looking for check out Horror Addicts episode 54: Classic. Which can be found at our website
Those of you interested in being apart of the Anthology or just wanting to know more information, you can find it here @  Horror Disaster Anthology.

Tell us what you’ve done to help out. Also if you know of any other disaster charities let us know!