THE BLACK SWAN revealed their new artist photos recently, trading in the tattered wedding gowns (which were promo costumes for RUVISH) for their current, sleek-black uniforms. At the same time the band also renewed their official website and official Twitter, while revealing a couple of more details for their first full-length album, OUSIA, and more.

OUSIA is scheduled to be released on April 27, in two types. Type A includes a 12-track CD, and a DVD with the music video for RUVISH; Type B is CD only and has 14-tracks. The album, according to CDJapan, is said to contain the leading tracks from all three of the band’s singles, a re-recorded version of [S]TRIPPER, plus a newly-arranged version of DEJECTED RAIN.  It’s available for pre-order through all of the links below.

In other updates, vocalist JIN has deleted his Twitter account. I couldn’t find a statement on Twitter or anywhere else for his sudden decision to quit the social network, but the frontman did say that he will periodically leave messages on the band’s Twitter account and on his blog.

Speaking of Twitter, there’s a chance for fans worldwide to win a copy of OUSIA -dispersed-, a fragmented version of OUSIA that was handed out during their one-man live Judge the Value, at Takadanobaba AREA on January 5 this year. To enter, all you need to do is follow the band’s Twitter account and re-tweet this tweet. Good luck!

One last update before you check out their new look and jacket art. Their second anniversary live, which is also titled OUSIA, will be on June 3, and a surprise project related to the album will take place then, plus an unspecified gift will be distributed to all attendees. Sounds great! If you want to go, have a look at the event information below:

THE BLACK SWAN – 2nd Annivaery One-man Live OUSIA

Date: June 3, 2016
Venue: Shibuya TSUTAYA O-WEST
Time: 18:00 open / 18:30 start
Tickets pre-sale begins: February 29, 2016 (Sun) at 10:00 until March 14 (Sun) at 23:59
Tickets general sales begin: March 26, 2016 (Sat) at 10:00
Cost: 3500 in advance / 4000 day of
Buy at: eplus

Vocalist Jin (儿)

Vocalist JIN (儿)

Guitarist Itsuki (樹)

Guitarist Itsuki (樹)

Guitarist Makoto (誠)

Guitarist Makoto (誠)

Bassist RENA

Bassist RENA

Drummer Len (煉)

Drummer Len (煉)

THE BLACK SWAN OUSIA (1)

THE BLACK SWAN’s new look for OUSIA

THE BLACK SWAN OUSIA A

OUSIA

Type A 3426 – 3700 yen

CD

  • Tracklist to be announced

DVD

  1. [RUVISH] Music Video

Buy at CDJapanHMV or Amazon

THE BLACK SWAN OUSIA B

OUSIA

Type B 2778 – 3000 yen

CD

  • Tracklist to be announced

Buy at CDJapanHMV or Amazon

More info:
Official Website
YouTube
Twitter (Itsuki (樹))
Twitter (Makoto (誠))
Twitter (RENA)
Twitter (Len (煉))
Blog (JIN (儿))
Blog (Itsuki)
Blog (Makoto)
Blog (Rena)
Blog (Len (煉))
Vine (Itsuki (樹))
Vine (RENA)
Vine (Len (煉))

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