Monday, November 30, 2009

new new NEW!!!! <3

A VERY AWESOME UPDATE ON COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS' OFFICIAL WEBSITE!!!!

2009/12/01
* 「NO THANK YOU」を中心に、その前後に発売された人気曲を中心にセレクトした後期ベストアルバム「The Breastroke II」が12/23に発売されます。
Tribute to BECKに収録された「h/s/k/s」や「crawl to me」の初期レコーディングバージョン等アルバム未収録作品も含む保存版。
全曲オリジナルマスターからのデジタルリマスター音源。
初回生産分のみ、2007年11月に新宿LOFTで行われた初期メンバーによるLIVE DVD付。

* "The Breastroke II", best album of late phase(selected mainly from "No Thank You" and so on) will release on 23th DEC. Including "h/s/k/s", early version of "crawl to me".
Digital remasterede
1st edition is with Live DVD(at Shinjuku Loft by early members)


[CD]

1.SPEXTRA
2.C/O/T/D
3.h/s/k/s
4.JOY RIDE
5.hyper velocity
6.STAR LOVE
7.Natsunogyouninzaka (final summer mix)
8.The Systems Made Of Greed
9.prophet proved
10.Light Of The World
11.UNLIMBER
12.NO THANK YOU
13.Harunogyouninzaka
14.Good Morning
15.The Lifeblood
16.Crawl to me (Bonus Track)

[DVD]
member: Narasaki(Vo&Gt),Kanno(Dr),Negishi(Gt),Nagasawa(Ba)

1.earththing
2.summer days
3.your melody
4.amethst

COMING SOON DECEMBER 23RD, 2009!

I AM RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED!
I know it's just a "best of..." album but I've always wanted to ask COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS if they were ever going to release h/s/k/s and Crawl to me on an EP or album! hahaha My question has been answered!
I'm excited to listen to the remastered songs and see the DVD!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving!

We get a Thanksgiving surprise from COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS!
The official website has a new update!

2009/11/27
* EP BOX SETがiTunes Music Shopでも購入できるようになりました。
(注:Sinking Slowlyは収録されていません)

* EP BOX SET now available from iTunes Music Store.
*FYI: this version is without Sinking Slowly.


Now anyone who was not able to get the EP BOX SET can get it on iTunes now!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

NARASAKI photo [2006]

Special thanks to Lostman, COTD FAN staff researcher, for finding a rare photo of NARASAKI!

http://kenjitanigaki.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2006/08/index.html
[8.26.2006]


I think the blog owner is an actor from the movie, Masters of Thunder. NARASAKI helped work on the music for Masters of Thunder.



I also found an interesting image of TOKUSATSU as South Park characters!

(left to right TOP: Ostuki Kenji, Mishiba Satoshi)
(left to right BOTTOM: NARASAKI, ARIMATSU)

I don't know who made it but I found it through Google images on Last.fm.
If anyone knows who made, please let me know! I'd like to credit this person.
Unfortunately, the image is small...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

RARE OLD LIVE PHOTOS [2003]

While doing more COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS research, and special thanks to Internet Archive's Wayback Machine, I found some photos of one of their live gigs at LOFT!
Unfortunately, all the photos were not obtainable and most of the photos are small...

haha Isn't the internet amazing? It can make a dedicated fan seem like a stalker... -__-;

http://web.archive.org/web/20040629161926/http://www.musicmine.com/cotd/COTD+Gallery/photo.htm
(9.19.2003 @ LOFT)

Kanno


Kawanaka


Koji & Kawanaka


Koji


Narasaki & Akira


Kanno & Narasaki


Kawanaka & Narasaki


Narasaki


Narasaki


Ishikawa (I don't know who this guy is... but his name sounds familiar... he might have been a stage hand...)


COTD1/29 LOFT楽屋 ここで問題です。この中に1人だけメンバーと関係のない人が居ます。その人は誰でしょう?
何段目の右から○番目でライブでの担当は○○○と答えてメールで送って下さい。
正解の方抽選で2名様に何かあげます!

According to Google Translate, there was a problem backstage... but I'll ask Nana, the COTD FAN translator, to translate and make sure though. :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

ASYLUM videos [2006 & 2009]

ASYLUM is another band Kanno (drummer) and Koji (guitarist) are in.
According to their MySpace, Kanno and Koji joined the band in 2006.
Here are some videos of their live performances.

12.3.2006
Ohkubo EARTHDOM

Leave me alone


Creeping Worms



5.3.2009
URGA

Empty Talk


Silent Moon / run rabbit run


When the River Knows



ASYLUM's official website
http://fweb.midi.co.jp/~gazelle/

ASYLUM's official MySpace
http://www.myspace.com/asylumjapan

WATCHMAN ALIXY video [2009]

Watchman (support member COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS, Sadesper Record, & ex-member MELT-BANANA) released his first album, LOTUSIZE, on September 30th, 2009.

Here's a PV of his song ALIXY from musicmine's official YouTube channel.




Watchman's official website
http://watchman-web.com/

Watchman's MySpace
http://myspace.com/watchmansleepwalk

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Otsuki Kenji and the Zetsubou Girls [NOVEMBER 2009]

Hey COTD FANS,

I finally decided to make an update blog for COTD FAN.
These blog posts will be quick updates on what I find that's COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS-related/NARASAKI-related from celebrity blogs or websites.

Today's entry will be focused on Ostuki Kenji and the Zetsubou Girls' last tour day photos.

Unfortunately, I don't have much information on Otsuki Kenji and the Zetsubou Girls. I just know that Otsuki Kenji is the vocalist (along with the voice actresses from the anime, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei), NARASAKI is the guitarist and composer (for most songs), Kenjiro Murai is the bassist, and DIE is a support member (I think he's the keyboardist, but I'm not sure).

DIE's blog
http://voice.die1964.com/?eid=1152800
(11.5.2009)


The last day, today, we had the show called " Otsuki Kenji & Zetsubo Girls@Hibiya Yaon.


w/Nackie. Thank you, Nackie!!!

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Otsuki Kenji's blog
http://o-ken.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2009-11-05
(11.5.2009)



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Kenjiro Murai's blog
http://020.holidayblog.jp/
(11.5.2009)


(close-up on the pumpkin on NARASAKI's hat from his Halloween outfit)

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Happy November everyone!

- HT

P.S. If you haven't seen the NEW official COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS website and MySpace, please check it out! You can also purchase their songs on iTunes now!

http://jp.musicmine.com/cotd/

http://www.myspace.com/cotdeepers

photos from Kenjiro Murai's blog [2009]

Kenjiro Murai's Blog
http://020.holidayblog.jp/

(6.13.2009)
During a recording session.



(8.31.2009)
Otsuki Kenji and the Zetsubou Girls

Otsuki Kenji and the Zetsubou Girls [2008 & 2009]

Die's blog
http://voice.die1964.com/?eid=939036
(1.18.2009)

Otsuki Kenji and the Zetsubou Girls 1.18.2009 LIVE -> DOWNLOAD [mirror] [MP3]
password hint: fan website name...




http://voice.die1964.com/?eid=1113097


We're photographing tomfoolery during the rehearsal of the Mr. Ohtsuki's appearance. Oh! he came out, he came out , ha ha ha~,,,


http://voice.die1964.com/?eid=1114678


Yesterday we played 3"Kenji O:tsuki&Zetubo: Girls" 's songs at Saitama Super Arena. The stage was sssooo big! I was so happy and excited!


Multi-national rockers and "kawaii"Japanese girls...

Well, Kenji O:tsuki's appearance's great anyway! it's so natural..but he' s such an "entertainer"

And I admire the professionalism and nice atomosphere of sweet-voice actresses. I wanna follow them.



And I admire the works of Nackie (NARASAKI)that are complicated and sometimes not so easy to understandand..he's a genius musician!
but he is not so strong in writing sheet music (I helped him to do it at the backstage, ha ha ha)

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Otsuki Kenji's blog
http://o-ken.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2009-08-24-2
(8.24.2009)


Mr. NARASAKI frolic in Rehearsal.

photos from RinaRina's blog [2008]

RinaRina, a Japanese cosplayer, posted some pictures of COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS on her blog from their June 2008 live (Entropy '08).

RinaRina's blog
http://rinarina06.exblog.jp/8213495
(6.27.2008)















NARASAKI on pakurosu [2008]

Here are some photos of NARASAKI playing an online poker game (maybe it was mahjong...?).
Unfortunately, the original website is gone, but here's the link anyway:
http://www12.big.or.jp/~pakurosu/online/narasaki.html

Sorry for the small photos.
In the end, NARASAKI won his online game. :]

(5.27.2008)


















photos from Yuu Kobayashi's blog [2008]

Yuu Kobayashi is one of the voice actresses in the anime, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, and worked on a song with Otsuki Kenji (Otsuki Kenji and the Zetsubou Girls).

Here are a couple of photos of her and NARASAKI.

http://ameblo.jp/yu-no-jiyu-cho/entry-10085514283.html
(4.4.2008)



http://ameblo.jp/yu-no-jiyu-cho/entry-10177611210.html
(12.13.2008)

photo from Syunsuke's blog [2008]

Here's a photo from Syunsuke's (THE BABYS) blog.
He worked along side with NARASAKI on the music for the anime, Paradise Kiss.

Syunsuke's blog
http://syunsuke.thebabys.tv/?day=20080223
(2.23.2008)

photos from DIE's blog

Here's a bunch of photos from DIE's blog.
Unfortunately, I don't know the exact dates because the entries don't have dates on them.
I also don't have information on the gigs NARASAKI did with DIE. :(


http://voice.die1964.com/?eid=122971
(8/13)
Live Events @ Shibuya SHOW WESUGI 0-EAST




http://voice.die1964.com/?eid=161407






http://voice.die1964.com/?eid=210133
During rehearsal for SHOW WESUGI




http://voice.die1964.com/?eid=216874




http://voice.die1964.com/?eid=219838
um... Their friend George gave everyone kisses, including NARASAKI...




http://voice.die1964.com/?eid=847882




http://voice.die1964.com/?eid=709838