How’s it going, my fellow Jrockers? The past couple of days hasn’t been good with all those bands announcing their disbanding back-to-back, but perhaps this month’s releases will cheer you up a bit. Remember my brief mentioning of how good the schedule for May would be? Well, now you can see exactly what I was talking about. So let’s jump straight into this long, and amazing compilation of upcoming music!

Date Artist Release Title Release Type Comment Details
01 DIAURA ONE-MAN TOUR「Route of Infection」TOUR FINAL Case 18 Zepp DiverCity DVD The live DVD will be released at Akasaka BLITZ on May 1 and onward, and through indie record stores on May 7.
01 AKi HEADZ UP Single A live-limited single and T-shirt to be sold on May 1 at Atsugi THUNDER SNAKE and up to July 16 at Zepp DiverCity Tokyo.
01 PIGLOW in GLOOMY Title to be annoucned Single A live-limited single to be released on May 1 and onward.
01 SANA I Wish to be Loved… Single SANA’s new single will be sold in advance at Kαin live at Zepp Tokyo at and at Akasaka BLITZ on May 1 and 2 respectively.
03 AI (藍) RADIANCE Single A live-limited single to be released on May 3 at Nagoya ell.SIZE at and onward.
03 Synk;yet Satisfaction Suicide Single  The single will be distributed at their one-man live on May 3 at LIQUIDROOM ebisu.
03 Delgesu The Void Single
04 Otomekokka (乙女国家) Mikuni no Tame ni (御国の為に) Single CDJapan
04 Pentagon (ペンタゴン) 2016.3.20 “Ghoset Busters (ゴーストバスターズ)” @Nakano Sun Plaza DVD Features Pentagon’s one-man live, Ghoset Busters, held on March 20 at Nakano Sun Plaza and a documentary on their first one-man tour. CDJapan
04 Pentagon (ペンタゴン) 2015.11.22 “Min Zai (眠≠罪)” @Akasaka BLITZ & 2015.5.30 “Misshitsu (密室)” @TSUTAYA O-WEST DVD Features two concerts held by visual kei band Pentagon: “Min Zai” held at Akasaka BLITZ and “Misshitsu” held at TSUTAYA O-WEST. CDJapan
04 VAMPIRE ROSE Title to be announced DVD DVD featuring scenes from their one-man live, Kyouran Kyuuketsu Bara Daiseitansai (狂乱吸血薔薇大生誕祭) at Tokyo Kinema Club from 2013 October 19.
04 Kuchinashi (クチナシ) Sekiryou no Shishin (寂寥の指針) Mini-album
04 GRIMOIRE (グリモア) World End Tree (ワールド エンド トゥリー) Mini-album GRIMOIRE’s first mini-album. CDJapan
04 hide Co Gal (子 ギャル) Album Limited, UHQCD (Ultimate High Quality CD) edition. CDJapan
04 DAMY Mushusei (無修正) Single DAMY’s fifth single. CDJapan
04 ALvino ~ALchemy vision normal~ Lovely {H} Days Mini-album ALvino’s second mini-album. CDJapan
04 Gossip (ゴシップ) Immoral Kichiku Maruhi Tsushin Koza  (インモラル鬼畜(秘)痛震講座) Single Gossip’s first single of their three consecutive release campaign. CDJapan
04 Minus Jin-Say Orchestra (マイナス人生オーケストラ) Shisshin (失心) Single CDJapan
04 Ensoku (えんそく) Aris Ex Machina (アリス・エクス・マキナ) Single Ensoku’s 11th single; comes in Atman type and Brahman type. CDJapan
04 Anemone (アネモネ) Reason Single Anemone CDJapan
05 RE-LITE BLUE+Endless drive Single Digital single available through iTunes.
06 DALLE witch craft pictures EP Single DALLE new single “witch craft pictures EP” will be released at their live “TOKYO DEATH DISCO #4” at Shibuya VUENOS at 2016/05/06 (2 TYPE)
07 Far East Dizain Weight of sins Single A live limited single to be released at their one-man live DIZAINATION on May 7 and 8, and on June 12 at OSAKA MUSE, Nagoya SPADE BOX and Meguro Rock May Kan respectively.
08 Visper Ray (Remix ver.) A live-limited single to be released on May 8 at their one-man live Rinne (輪廻) at Fukuoka DRUM SON.
08 La’veil MizeriA†Crucifixion Hiai to Zange (悲哀ト懺悔) Hiai (悲哀) version Demo tape A live-limited coupling demo tape to be be released on May 8 at their two-man live at Higashikouenji 20000V.
08 Crucifixion Disease Single The fifth one-coin single of their 12 consecutive release campaign which will be released at their live on May 8 at Higashikouenji 20000V, and through their official web-shop from May 10 and onward.
11 Synk;yet 2015.10.23 Shinjuku ReNY Shinjuu no Sono (心中ノ園) DVD Features all the tracks from the concert held on October 23, 2015 at Shinjuku ReNY. Comes with a bonus disc with backstage and rehearsal scenes. CDJapan
11 Kiryu (己龍) Kiryu Tandoku Koen “FAMILY PARTY” Senshuraku – Kiryu Hen – – Nisenjyuroku Nen Ichi Gatsu Yo Ka Zepp Tokyo – DVD Features the final day of Kiryu’s “FAMILY PARTY” tour held at Zepp Tokyo. CDJapan
11 Blu-BiLLioN Beyond The GENESIS 2015.12.4 Tokyo Mielparque Hall DVD Features the final day Blu-BiLLioN’s one-man tour, “Beyond the GENESIS”, held on December 4, 2015 at Tokyo Mielparque hall; comes in two editions. CDJapan
11 THE DEAD P☆P STARS 20th Anniversary Memorial Day DVD Two DVD with 41 tracks, featuring their 20th anniversary gig. CDJapan
11 Marco (マルコ) Amaji (雨路) Single Marco’s fourth single; comes in two editions. CDJapan
11 REIGN Akane Single REIGN’s eighth single; comes in two editions. CDJapan
11 GOTCHAROCKA Rainfall Mini-album GOTCHAROCKA’s second mini-album; comes in two editions. CDJapan
11 XENON (パノラマ虚構ゼノン) XENON BEST SELECTION Album XENON’s first and last best album. CDJapan
11 DiSPiИA Hihe no Ho (疲弊の頬) Single DiSPiNA’s third single. CDJapan
11 SiM WHO SAYS WE CAN’T DVD/BD Features SiM’s concert held at Nippon Budokan on November 4, 2015. Also includes making-of. Info
11 Grieva (グリーヴァ) Konton no Hako (混沌ノ匣) Album Grieva’s third full album. Info
11 IV REPURE Single IV’s first single.
13 MORRIGAN Mad Obsession (マッド・オブセシオン) Mini-album MORRIGAN’s third mini-album. Info
13 Rides In ReVellion ETERNAL-voiceless screaming- Single
14 FOXPILL CULT Title to be announced Single The single will be distributed at Higashikouenji U.F.O. CLUB on May 14.
15 Fixer Fixer Album Fixer’s self titled album will be sold in advance at their free one-man live NEON GENESIS at Ebisu club aim on May 15.
15 Shellmy (シェルミィ) Heisei Menheler Theory (平成メンヘラセオリー) Single Shellmy’s first single.
18 ARCHEMI. Bukkyo (仏狂) Mini-album CDJapan
18 GalapagosS Coming new ground Album CDJapan
18 Giza (ギザ) Hangyaku Refrain (反逆リフレイン) Single Comes in two editions. CDJapan
18 0.1g no Gosan (0.1gの誤算) Yugai Menhera Doll (有害メンヘラドール) Single 0.1g no Gosan’s first single. CDJapan
18 SHIVA Kyuseishu – Messiah (救世主-メシア-) Mini-album Comes in two editions. CDJapan
18 GIGAMOUS (ギガマウス) Super Strong Magnets Album GIGAMOUS’ first full length album. CDJapan
18 DEViL KiTTY Mugen Kaiki (夢幻回帰) Single CDJapan
18 VANIRU ISOLΛTION Single CDJapan
18 Raphael  Never -1997040719990429- Album Raphael brings an album featuring newly-recorded versions of all their songs released between 1997 and 1999. CDJapan
18 AA= #5 Album AA=’s fifth album; comes in two editions. CDJapan
18 ZIN (ジン) Yamikare (病ミ彼レ) Single CDJapan
18 Merry Badend (メリーバッドエンド) Testament (テスタメント) Single Merry Badend’s first single; comes in two editions. CDJapan
18 cinema staff eve Album Comes in two editions. CDJapan
19 UNDER FALL JUSTICE & Misaruka Yamihimekai Tokyo-hen (闇姫会 東京編) CD A live-limited collaborative CD to be released on May 19 at their two-man live Yamihimekai Tokyo-hen (闇姫会 東京編) at Kagurazaka TRASH UP!!
20 Fate for Blue Bullet Title to be announced Single One-coin demo single to be released on May 20 at Shinjuku CLUB SCIENCE.
22 Gyakushuu no Jisakujienya (逆襲の自作自演屋。) Title to be announced Single The single will be distributed at their one-man live Gyakushuu no Jisakujien (逆襲の自作自演。) at Higashikouenji 20000V  on May 22.
25 Various artists (V.A.) Agitation Clysis -Inner Join- Album Fourth volume of popular compilation series “Agitation Clysis” is produced by Yusuke Suga (RHEDORIC, ex-12012) CDJapan
25 Various artist (V.A.) Agitation Clysis -Metlize 04- Album This compilation album features tracks each offered by 11 bands respectively. Participating bands are: DEAL OFCLOWN, Bullet of FLASH, ALVAREZ, Ghost Cries, Octaviagrace, DIABLO GRANDE, ASURA, Sky Wings, GENOCIDE Nippon, SABER TIGER, and APHRODITE. CDJapan
25 Airish Identity (アイデンティティ) Single Comes in two editions. CDJapan
25 AvelCain “The Circle of Transmigration” Dear Servants…
(『六道輪廻』親愛なる従者たちへ…)
Album A three disc anthology to be released at certain stores in Japan; comes in two editions. Brand X
25 SAVAGE Akushumi na Seiheki (悪趣味な性癖) Single SAVAGE’s sixth single. Info
25 Xaa Xaa (ザアザア( Ame ni Korosareru (雨に殺される) Mini-album Xaa Xaa’s fourth mini-album; comes in two editions. Info
25 BLaive Dream Jumbo Gakuen (ドリームジャンボ学園) Single BLaive’s second single; comes in three editions. CDJapan
25 glamhaze (グラムヘイズ) Moso Spice (妄想スパイス) Single glamhaze’s third single. CDJapan
25 i.Rias Re:sume Single i.Rias first full length album; comes in two editions. CDJapan
25 the THIRTEEN PANDEMIC Album the THIRTEEN’s first full length album. CDJapan
25 SCAPEGOAT Higaisha no Kai (被害者の会) Mini-album Comes in two editions. CDJapan
25 Misaruka -Floride Umbra- Mini-album CDJapan
25 ASTARIA Mirai no Sonosaki (未来のその先) Mini-album ASTARIA’s first mini-album. CDJapan
25 シビレバシル Honnou (本能) Single Comes in two editions. Info
25 Artemis DNA Single
25 SCHAFT ARCHIVES 2016 TOUR ULTRA~The Loud Engine~ DVD/BD Features a concert of the second tour by SHAFT TOUR ULTRA – The Loud Engine – held at EX THEATER ROPPONGI on January 28, 2016. CDJapan
25 SCHAFT Deeper and Down Album An album featuring recorded version and live version of two new songs performed at TOUR ULTRA – The Loud Engine . CDJapan
25 ATRUS ATLUS Mini-album
25 NOISEMAKER ROAR Album NOISEMAKER’s first album under a major label. CDJapan
25 glamscure downfall and nemesis Single glamscure’s second single.
25 Fenrir Title to be announced Single The single will be distributed at their presents live at Ikebukuro CYBER on May 25.
26 Lucifer’s underground Ms.Amnesia no Akuma (Ms.Amnesiaの悪夢) Single
26 NEiK CRUDE BOY Single NEiK’s first single.
29 DIAURA Title to be announced Single An acoustic single (one track) to be released on May 29 at Takadanobaba AREA. The fan-club-limited edition (three tracks) will be released at the same live and will be available to order through their fan club.
29 Hiai to Zange (悲哀ト懺悔) Zange (懺悔) version Demo tape A live-limited coupling demo tape to be released on May 29 at their two-man live at Shinsaibashi JUZA.
29 Akaku Somatta Kioku (紅ク染マッタ記憶) Trauma (トラウマ) Single A live-limited single to be released at their presents live at Ikebukuro EDGE on May 29 and onward.
Just Nasty Vol.1 TOUR 2016 -SHOT THE VANITY- LIVE AT TOKYO KINEMA CLUB DVD Features scenes of their live from April 3 at Tokyo Kinema Club.

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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