Welcome to December; the final month of 2015 is here, and so is our J-rock release schedule! If you’re in need of gift ideas for the forthcoming holiday, then you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking for a gift for yourself or for someone else, you’ll find lots of inspiring gift ideas below. And, if you’re feeling especially jolly this time around, you’re more than welcome to send a gift or two to me. Wha, no? Well, it’s OK, since I was only jesting. Happy Holidays; see you next year!

Date Artist Release Title Release Type Comment Details
02 Aldious Radiant Album The band’s second album. CDJapan
02 Angelo RESULT EP Available for a limited period of time; until December 20. CDJapan
02 MEJIBRAY Momoku no Neko wo Koroshita Modoku at Nibiya Yagai Dai Ongaku Do (盲目の猫を殺した猛毒 at 日比谷野外大音楽堂) DVD Features MEJIBRAY’s concert held on September 5, 2015 at Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall. Info
02 Kameleo (カメレオ) Paripipo (パリピポ) Single The band’s 11th single. CDJapan
02 GOTCHAROCKA Marry me, ’cause I hate U Single The band’s seventh single. CDJapan
02 GIGAMOUS (ギガマウス) Itdaking (頂王) Single The band’s seventh single. CDJapan
02 RAVE (レイヴ) Subcult (サブカル) Single The band’s eighth single. CDJapan
02 Chanty Yasashii Koe (ヤサシイコエ) Single The band’s sixth single. Info
02 FoLLoW Planetarium (プラネタリウム) Single The band’s sixth single. CDJapan
02 rice Last Scene (ラストシーン) Single The band’s 16th single. CDJapan
02 THE EGOIST EMBLEM Mini-album The band’s first mini-album. CDJapan
02 i.Rias Fuyuzora Cyan (冬空シアン) Single The band’s fourth single. CDJapan
02 THE MUSMUS PROLOGUE Mini-album Formerly UPLIFT SPICE returns as THE MUSMUS, releasing their first mini-album “PROLOGUE”. Info
03 zer0 (ゼロf) CHARLES LEE RAY II Single A live distributed single to be released at
04 karasu (鴉) Kakusei (覚醒) Single Live-limited single begin sales at Shibuya Chelsea Hotel on December 04, 2015 and onward.
04 GOATBED Title to be announced Single A live-distributed single to be released at their live “HEAVIER THAN A DEATH IN THE FAMILY” at Shibuya STAR LOUNGE on December 4, 2015.
06 Deviloof Ruin Single Live distributed only. Info
08 Ema (エマ) Nemuriyuku Zense~Kaikou no Asu~ (眠りゆく前世~邂逅の明日~) Mini-album A live-distributed mini-album to be released at Despite from Greed last live at Ikebukuro CYBER on December 8, 2015.
09 BREAKERZ YAIBA Single The band’s 16th single. CDJapan
09 nüe mother Mini-album The band’s second mini-album. Info
09 21g Hitori Shibai Honey (一人芝居ハニー) Mini-album The band’s first mini-album. CDJapan
09 minus (-) G Mini-album The band’s second mini-album. Features various guests such as J and KYONO. Includes an alternate version of “The Victim,” whose original version was provided for BELLRING Shojo Heart. CDJapan
09 GALNERYUS Under The Force Of Courage Album The band’s 10th album. Comes with a 24-page booklet by Syu. Features book-case packaging. CDJapan
09 Purple Stone Kaiten Mokuba (回転木馬) Single The band’s third single. Cover artworks and B-side track(s) corresponding to all the editions are different from each other. CDJapan
09 VAMPS VAMPS LIVE 2015 BLOODSUCKERS DVD/BD Features the final concert of the tour “VAMPS LIVE 2015 BLOODSUCKERS” held on May 31, 2015 at Saitama Super Arena. CDJapan
09 Bloods Re:make Single The band’s first single. CDJapan
09 D Master Key Single The band’s 26th single. CDJapan
09 SHAPE SHIFTER Raimei (雷鳴) Single The band’s first single; second pressing. CDJapan
09 REVINE Mansei naru Asahi no Kamiguni (万世ナル旭日ノ神國) Single The band’s fourth single. CDJapan
09 VIVALET Mugenhouyou (夢幻泡影) Single A live-distributed single to be released at theirsecond anniversary one-man live “Finale Of Rebellion” at Ikebukuro BLACK HOLE on December 9, 2015.
09 UNDER FALL JUSTICE Urami ni Urami (恨みに怨み) Mini-album the band’s first mini-album. CDJapan
09 BLESSCODE white / Regret Love Single The band’s fourth single. Tsunehito of D plays bass on the single which was produced by Hajime Okano. CDJapan
09 Mardelas Thousand Cranes Single First single after signing with a major record label. CDJapan
11 hide hide 50th anniversary FILM “JUNK STORY” DVD/BD a documentary film on hide, a guitarist of the legendary visual kei band, X Japan. Info
15 DIAURA INCOMPLETE Album DIAURA’s first a greatest hits album, including tracks newly arranged for this release. CDJapan
15 SRASH NOTES GARDEN Life Album The band’s first album. CDJapan
16 SuG SICK’S Single The band’s 13th single. Info
16 LEZARD Kakurenbo (かくれんぼ) Single The band’s sixth single. CDJapan
16 Gibalte (ジバルト) Unreal World Single The single will be sold in advance at Takadanobaba AREA on December 12, 2015.
16 Hyper Pocket (ハイパーポケット) Tonikaku Akarui Hyper Pocket (とにかく明るいハイパーポケット) Single The single will be sold in advance at Shinjuku RUIDO K4 on December 9, 2015.
16 Mediena (メディーナ) Jyubaku (呪縛) Single The band’s first single. CDJapan
16 DECAYS Red or Maryam USB DECAYS’ first mini-album in USB flash drive form. CDJapan
16 TETSUYA Make A Wish Single The titletrack is the intro theme song for the video game “Exist Archive”. CDJapan
16 LOUDNESS Heavy Metal Hippies Album Priced-down reissue of “HEAVY METAL HIPPIES” from LOUDNESS. CDJapan
16 LOUDNESS LOUD ‘N’ RAW Single Priced-down reissue of “LOUD ‘N’ RAW” from LOUDNESS. CDJapan
16 Smileberry No More Cry Single The band’s second single. Info
16 OLDCODEX “High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- (Movie)” Main Theme Song: Aching Horns Single Features main theme of “High Speed! Free! Starting Days” theatrical anime with B-side song and illustrated jacket. CDJapan
16 Synk;yet Recollection Of Glint Album A collection of tracks from CDs released before guitarist Yuiha joined the band which are no longer available for purchase. All tracks have been remastered. CDJapan
16 TETSUYA Time Goes On -Awa no Yo ni- Single The title track is the outro theme song for the video game “Exist Archive”. CDJapan
16 VRZEL Muzzle Mini-album The band’s first mini-album. CDJapan
16 ELM (エルム) 2015 Nen 8 Gatsu 25 Nichi (Ka) Tokyoto Shubuya-ku Maruyama-cho de Okita Ryokiteki Satsujin Jiken no Kosatsu DVD Features a concert held by visual kei band, ELM at TSUTAYA O-WEST on August 25, 2015. CDJapan
16 Nihilizm arguere (アルグエレ) Album Second press of “arguere (アルグエレ)”, originally released on October 28, 2015. CDJapan
23 L’Arc-en-Ciel Wings Flap Single CDJapan
23 Merry Badend (メリーバッドエンド) Tenchikairisu Kaibyaku no Oto (“天地乖離す開闢の音) Single The band’s first single. CDJapan
23 Meary (メアリィ) Shitsuraku (失楽) Single the band’s third single. CDJapan
23 Shellmy Tanin (他人) Single CDJapan
23 DaizyStripper SINGLE COLLECTION Album The SINGLE COLLECTION features 19 tracks including their debut song Dandelion, Mousou Nikki, Hoshizora to Kimi no Te – You are (not) mine –, and ARREST, plus more. CDJapan
23 DaizyStripper COUPLING COLLECTION Album The COUPLING COLLECTION features 21 tracks, including B-side tracks from their previous works endorphin (from the second/third single) through G.Z.S.K.K – Kanzen Fukkatsu version –, plus more. CDJapan
23 the LOTUS Wish Single The band’s first single. Info
23 Tokami Matamorpha Album The band’s third album. CDJapan
23 DANGER☆GANG V.I.O Single CDJapan
23 VAN9ISH Sweet dreams again Mini-album CDJapan
23 BugLug BugLug Live DVD “Happy Birthday Kill You -Strawberry Hall Cake-“ DVD Features a concert by visual kei band, BugLug “HAPPY BIRTHDAY KILL YOU – STRAWBERRY HALL CAKE -” held at Shibuya Public Hall on July 25, 2015. CDJapan
23 V.A. Black Market Gang 1 Album Compilation CD features seven visual-kei bands belonging to ROCKSTAR RECORDS, Avanchick, Devil Kitty, THE EGOIST, Mary Betty, Dear, and a visual-kei enka singer, TAKASHI. CDJapan
23 RHEDORIC Garyotensei (画竜点睛) Mini-album CDJapan
23 AI (藍) Karasu (鴉) Single AI’s first single. Info
23 CLØWD Noroshi / Thank you for coming (狼煙 / Thank you for coming) Single The band’s second single. CDJapan
23 Plastic Tree Hakusei Album The 13th album from the band. Info
24 Moran Moran All Time Best 2008-2012 Album Features songs selected by the members from their career in 2008 through 2012, including unreleased tracks rub and Manicure. Comes with a 20-page booklet. CDJapan
24 Moran Moran All Time Best 2012-2015 Album Features songs selected by the members from their career in 2012 through 2015, including a new song Eyes Wide Open. Comes with a 20-page booklet. CDJapan
24 Moran Moran MV Best DVD Features all the music videos released from the band so far, including one made for their last single, Yoake wo Mae ni. Comes with a 4-page booklet. Info
24 Moran 2015.9.21 (Mon) Zepp Diver City Moran Last Oneman Live “Yoake Mae, Saigo no Yoru ni Eien wo Himotoku Hoteishiki wo Yumemu” DVD Features Moran’s last one-group show held on September 21, 2015 at Zepp Diver City. Contains all the songs performed at the gig on three discs. Comes with an eight-page booklet. CDJapan
26 Brother Title to be announced. N/A A live-limited CD to be released at Takadanobaba CLUB PHASE on December 26, 2015.
27 DOAK 2 Kage to Kage (影と影) DEMO version and REBELLION DEMO version Single One-coin demo singles to be released at their live at Takadanobaba AREA on December 27, 2015. sign DEMO version will be provided if the one-coin singles are purchased together.
29 Glamscure evil-minded Single A live-limited one-coin single to be released at Ikebukuro CHOP on December 29, 2015.
30 LOST ASH LOST ASH Album The band’s last album. CDJapan
30 GAGA “Chijyo/Gekidoku” (『痴情/劇毒』) Single The band’s third single. Info
30 Otomekokka (乙女国家) Otome wa Ima Yandeimasu. (乙女は今病んでいます。) Mini-album
30 GUILD (ギルド) The Ultimate Best Vol.1 -Burning Collection- Album Greatest hits album to be simultaneous released with The Ultimate Best Vol.2 -Love Collection-. CDJapan
30 GUILD (ギルド) The Ultimate Best Vol.2 -Love Collection- Album Greatest hits album to be simultaneous released with The Ultimate Best Vol.1 -Burning Collection-. CDJapan
30 FEST VAINQUEUR mine Presents “CYBER CIRCUS TV” FEST FES 2015 DVD Features a visual kei event “FEST FES 2015″ held at Osaka STUDIO PARTITA on August 29, 2015” with unreleased backstage interview footage. Includes 21 tracks in two discs. CDJapan

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