Happy new year, everyone! I’m here at JRockNews.com, enjoying the final moments of January 1 (it’s about 23:58 in my state), and adding the finishing touches to yet another long list of upcoming releases. I’m so excited for the new albums from Matenrou Opera and DEZERT, and the music video collection by Misaruka. But, aside from those, noting else has managed to capture my attention. However, not by any means is this a weak month for Jrock music. See for yourselves!

Date Artist Release Title Release Type Comment Details
05 THE BLACK SWAN OUSIA-dispersed- Album The album will be distributed at their special one-man live “Judge the Value” at Takadanobaba AREA.
06 NIGHTMARE best tracks 2006-2010 [vapor] Album NIGHTMARE’s second greatest hits album made to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their career. CDJapan
06 D=OUT Shin Gi Tai (心技体) Album D=OUT’s first album featuring a new drummer, Naoto; comes in three editions. Info
06 Marco (マルコ) Torikago Aijin (鳥籠愛人) Single The band’s third single; comes in two editions. CDJapan
06 Pinoccio Melancholy box Album First full-length album release from Pinoccio, a solo project by Ryuto Amamiya (ex. ClearVeil). CDJapan
06 Misaruka, Tokami & MAJOLICA Kuromajohime (黒魔女姫) Single Live-limited coupling CD will be released at coupling live “Kuromajohime” at Shinsaibashi paradigm on January 06, and up to Janaury 20 at Ikebukuro RUIDO K3.
06 ZETSURIN HAGUKI Wakamono Banare ga Tomaranai! (若者離れが止まらない!) Single The band’s first single. CDJapan
08 Liraizo (リライゾ) Title to be announced Single Live-limited single will be released at their one-man live “鈴音降臨” at Higashikouenji 20000V.
09 Liraizo (リライゾ) Title to be announced Single Live-limited single will be released at their one-man live “冬摩聖誕祭〜生と死〜” at Higashikouenji 20000V.
13 Anli Pollicino STARGAZER vol.2 Album A greatest hits album features CD extra format and includes members’ talk session footage (vol.2). Comes with a 40-page deluxe booklet with photos and more. CDJapan
13 Black Gene For the Next Scene 2015.11.1 TSUTAYA O-EAST “Gyaku Manji Kaiho System” Tour Final “Bankai” (2015.11.1 TSUTAYA O-EAST『逆卍解放システム』TOUR FINAL『卍解』) DVD Features uncut footage of the fourth anniversary concert held at TSUTAYA O-EAST. CDJapan
13 DuelJewel 2015.02.01 Shibuya Kokaido “TRUE STORY” (2015.02.01渋谷公会堂「TRUE STORY」) DVD Features DuelJewel’s one-band gig held on February 1, 2015 at Shibuya Public Hall. CDJapan
13 Sick2 Onnanoko wo Damasu dake no Kantan na Oshigoto dedsu. 5 Live DVD (女の子を騙すだけの簡単なお仕事です。 5 LIVE DVD) DVD Features visual kei band Sick2’s one-band gig held in August 2015 at TSUTAYA O-WEST. CDJapan
13 lynch. Hall Tour’15 “The Decade Of Greed” -05.08 Shibuya Kokaido- (『HALL TOUR’15「THE DECADE OF GREED」-05.08 SHIBUYAKOKAIDO-【通常版】 DVD Features a concert held by lynch. at Shibuya Public Hall. CDJapan
13 SID SID ALL SINGLES BEST Album A greatest hits album featuring leading tracks from all their 28 singles, plus one new song. CDJapan
13 DADAROMA dadaism#2 Mini-album The band’s first mini-album. Info
13 Various artists (V.A.) DJV -Dejavu- Album Visual kei bands, VRZEL, DiSPiNA, and XII-Destructive Agent of JAP co-produce a compilation album. CDJapan
13 The Benjamin Batter’s box (バッターボックス) Single The band’s second single; comes in two editions. CDJapan
13 Mischievous sickman Single The band’s second single; will be sold in advance at Shinsaibashi CLAPPER on January 06.
13 Lill VINTAGE TOWN Mini-album The band’s third mini-album. CDJapan
13 SHIVA VARUNA Single The band’s first single. CDJapan
13 Scarlet Valse La neige Single This version features remixes of “Eternal White”, “Holy Night” and a DVD featuring the music video for “La neige”. CDJapan
20 Matenrou Opera (摩天楼オペラ) Chikyu (地球) Album The band’s fourth album; comes in two editions. Info
20 DEZERT Saiko no Shokutaku (最高の食卓) Album Info
20 Fly or Die Hoko To Tate “Dark’-ness Special Version” (矛と盾 “Dark’~ness Special Version”) Album MAKITA SPORTS presents Fly or Die. Vinyl edition. CDJapan
20 ∵(Trompe l’œil) Title to be announced Single The single will be distributed at their upcoming live at will be released at their live at Takadanobaba AREA.
20 HOLLOWGRAM MALUS Mini-album The band’s second mini-album. Live-limited edition of the mini-album features five additional tracks. CDJapan
20 Azero Beginning of Azero Album The band’s first album. CDJapan
20 Gossip (ゴシップ) Tokyo Scandal Single The band’s fourth single. CDJapan
20 Minus Jin-Say Orchestra (マイナス人生オーケストラ) Shingai (心外) Single CDJapan
20 portablerain Thanatos Single The band’s first single. CDJapan
20 Kiryu (己龍) 47 Todofuken Tandoku Jungyo Senshuraku “Ryuchokoga” – July 31, 2015 Nippon Budokan – (47都道府県単独巡業千秋楽「龍跳孤臥」 ~二〇一五年七月三十一日 日本武道館~ ) DVD Features Kiryu’s first concert at Nippon Budokan. CDJapan
20 Kiryu (己龍) 47 Todofuken Tandoku Jungyo Senshuraku “Ryuchokoga” – Document Ver. (47都道府県単独巡業千秋楽「龍跳孤臥」~ドキュメント版~ ) DVD Documentary on Kiryu’s third national tour, going around all the prefectures in Japan. Also features private shots. CDJapan
20 Royz 47 Todofuken Oneman Tour Final “The 47th Beginners” – 2015.09.22 Zepp Tokyo – (47都道府県 ONEMAN TOUR FINAL「The 47th Beginners」~2015.09.22 Zepp Tokyo~) DVD Features the final day of Royz’s first national tour held on September 22, 2015 at Zepp Tokyo. CDJapan
20 Royz 47 Todofuken Oneman Tour Final “The 47th Beginners” – Document – (47都道府県 ONEMAN TOUR FINAL「The 47th Beginners」~DOCUMENT~) DVD Documentary on Royz’s first national tour, going around all the prefectures in Japan for about five months. Also features private shots. CDJapan
20 Codomo Dragon (コドモドラゴン) “Gekokujo” – 2015.09.05 AKASAKA BLITZ (「下剋上。」~2015.09.05 赤坂BLITZ~) DVD Features Codomo Dragon’s concert held on September 5, 2015 at Akasaka BLITZ. This is the final day of their sixth one-group tour, “Gekokujyo”. CDJapan
20 REIGN 666 Album The band’s first album. Info
20 girugamesh Chimera (鵺) Album The band’s 11th album; comes in two editions. Info
20 SCHAFT ULTRA Mini-album SCHAFT , a musical project mainly formed by Hisashi Imai (Buck-Tick) and Maki Fujii (minus(-)). Guest members: YOW-ROW (GARI), Takeshi Ueda (AA=), and yukihiro (L’Arc-en-Ciel). CDJapan
20 SCHAFT ARCHIVES Album Deluxe box set release from SCHAFT consists of 3 CDs (SHM-CD) and a DVD. The first CD includes the original tracks from “SWITCHBLADE” with the latest remastering. CDJapan
20 Rose Noire Structure To Your Heaven Mini-album CDJapan
20 wonder【Age】plus+ Twinkleheart Single The band’s fourth single. CDJapan
23 Psycho le Cému BLADE DANCE CD The CD will be distributed at their two-day one-man live “Legend of sword 2016-伝説は再び-” at Toyosu PIT.
24 Psycho le Cému Ooedo Tabi Garasu (大江戸旅ガラス) CD The CD will be distributed at their two-day one-man live “大江戸カラクリWORLD~新衣装お披露目公演~” at Toyosu PIT.
27 Dangan NO LIMIT (弾丸 NO LIMIT) Sono Uso Honto (ソノ嘘ホント) Single The band’s third single; comes in two editions. CDJapan
27 AvelCain Moon (月) Single The band’s fifth single; comes in two editions. Info
27 Various artists (V.A.) Shiroi Gunshuu (白い群衆) Album
27 Pentagon (ペンタゴン) WELCOME TO GHOST HOTEL Album The band’s second album; comes in three editions. Info
27 Jin-Machine NEVER SAY NEVER Single The band’s seventh single; comes in three editions. CDJapan
27 GLAY GR IV Single The band’s 53rd single; comes in two editions. Single includes intro theme for the anime series “Ace of Diamond: Second Season”, “Sora ga Aozara de Arutame ni”. CDJapan
27 Acid Black Cherry 2015 arena tour L Live CD Album A live CD featuring the concert held on October 29, 2015 at Yokohama Arena. CDJapan
27 Misaruka -Animus III- DVD A DVD with nine music videos made in 2015, including “-Violet-“, “- Kono Sakura ga Maichitte Yuku Koro ni -“, “- Separate -” and more. Info
27 VIVALET Finale Of Rebellion DVD Features the final day of VIVALET’s second anniversary tour. CDJapan
27 THE SOUND BEE HD BLooD RaiN~Chinurareta Keshiki~ (BLooD RaiN~血塗られた景色~) Album Comes in two editions; regular and live-limited / webstore limited. CDJapan
27 Neologic (ネオロジ) DD Single The band’s first single. CDJapan
27 glamhaze (グラムヘイズ) Hanamuke no Uta Single The band’s first single. CDJapan
27 FAZ RADIATE Mini-album The band’s second mini-album. CDJapan
27 Akira X -Crossing- Mini-album Multitalented Akira’s new mini-album was made possible by producers such as toku (GARNiDELiA), TAKUYA (ex.JUDY AND MARY) and more.
28 Nihilizm & Synk;yet Title to be announced Single Live-limited collaboration single will be released at two-man live “暴徒SLUM666-Synk×lizm-” at Ebisu club aim.
28 LAPiS LiGHT Title to be announced Single The winter themed single will be released at their live “LAPiS in mythical world〜Tsuki(月)〜” at Shibuya REX.
28 Ziggrat & RoqudamaCarta (ジグラット & ロクダマカルタ) Title to be announced CD Live-limited split CD will be released at their two-man live “双” at Ikebukuro CHOP at.
29 hide hide Perfect Treasures Book First treasure book from hide features rare and intimate material all spanning from his birth to the present. CDJapan
29 MALISEND Lost Soleil (ロストソレイユ) Mini-album New mini-album will be sold in advance  at Ikebukuro EDGE. Official release date: February 03.
31 Shounenki (少年記) Hanasanai (離さない) Single The single will be distributed at their upcoming live at Umeda AKASO.

Feel free to leave corrections and missing releases in the comment section and I will update the schedule as soon as possible.

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