Saturday, December 25, 2010

HEY COTD FANS,

NARASAKI WISHED US A MERRY XMAS ON TWITTER!!!!!



MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS, COTD FANS! :)

- HT

Thursday, December 16, 2010

quick post

I'm so sorry I haven't updated the fansite and this blog...
I've been busy with school and now I'm on winter break. I FINALLY get a relaxing vacation...
Unfortunately, the internet at my home is very slow compared to my internet at my college apartment...

SO MUCH has been going on COTD-wise...
Please check the COTD FAN forums for the most recent news!

**** IMPORTANT NEWS ****

COTD IS HAVING A REVIVAL CONCERT IN FEBRUARY!

MORE INFO ON THEIR OFFICIAL WEBSITE!!!!!

2010/11/28
* 2011年2月LOFT 2days Live情報UPしました。/

2010/11/28
ライブを久しぶりに再開します。
2011年2月3日、4日 新宿LOFT 2Days
OPEN:18:30 START:19:30
前売り3,000円 当日3,500円
チケット発売 2010年12月12日
ぴあ(P:125-976)、ローソン(L:71617)、e+、LOFT店頭にて発売
Info:LOFT 03-5272-0382
2Daysチケットは販売しませんが、2日間購入して頂いた方全員に当日プレゼントあり。
必ず2日分のチケットをお持ち下さい。
2日間のメンバー構成がまだ決定しておりませんが、新旧含めた”まさかの復活COTD祭り”的な感じで
お届けする予定です。

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

IF ANYONE'S GOING, PLEASE LET US KNOW!
LIVE REVIEWS ARE WELCOME!!!!!!

- HT

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

COTD FAN Forum officially opens today!

SPECIAL SURPRISE!

I made a forum for COTD FAN!!!!

Please join and discuss with other COTD FANs!

COTD FAN Forum
http://cotdfan.proboards.com/index.cgi

I will need moderators...

- HT

Sunday, September 19, 2010

September 2010 UPDATES

I apologize for the slow updates. I've been very busy and going through a lot of stuff.
I just made a bunch of posts in the COTD FAN blog and I made some changes and additions to the COTD FAN site.

I added scans and rescans for all the COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS discography (except for the OTHER section). I also added mirror download links and icons. Most of the work I did was fix some HTML codes and transfer all the images from Photobucket to my server since Photobucket is not reliable to me anymore...

However, I have (sort of) bad news.
COTD FAN will be moving servers soon. So the website will be not available randomly. I'm sorry for the inconvenience. I'll let everyone know when everything will be stable again.

If your are curious, here are the upcoming updates I will be working on:
- photos of the CDs
- misheard/romaji lyrics
- guitar chords/tabs
- translations

Thanks for waiting patiently.

Please continue to support COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS, NARASAKI, AND KANNO!

- HT

TOKUSATSU video clip [2005]

TOKUSATSU talks about their album in June 2005.
You can see NARASAKI holding their CD in the video clip.

Special thanks to Alya for sharing this find with us!

ID June_2005
http://www.barks.jp/watch/?id=1000005976

Crush Tears and anime cover [2010]

NARASAKI composed and arranged two songs for Crush Tears! I think the vocalist is one of the voice actresses from the anime, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.

http://d-me.jp/agc/label/binarymixxrecords/dgba10002.html

04. 再起動ダンディズム
 作詞:大槻ケンヂ 作曲:NARASAKI 編曲:NARASAKI GUEST VOCAL:大槻ケンヂ

07. アトミックセバスチャン
 作詞:只野菜摘 作曲:NARASAKI 編曲:NARASAKI



NARASAKI does an anime cover of Chargeman Ken! on an anime covers album!
I don't know much about it because it's all in Japanese... I'll ask someone to translate it some time... Special thanks to The Kroc for the name of the anime.

http://cha-ken.com/cd/index.html

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=1242

COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS - MY SPEEDY SALAH was played on an independent Korean radio station! I think it's pretty cool that there are fans in Korea!

[2.4.2008]
http://www.mintpaper.com/v2/bbs/view.php?id=radio_listen&page=1&sn1=&divpage=1&sn=off&ss=on&sc=on&select_arrange=headnum&desc=asc&no=28

DEMONS photos [2009]

Apparently, DEMONS, the band KANNO is in, is still active!

DEMONS official website
http://go-go-demons.com/

DEMONS official MySpace
http://www.myspace.com/demonsjp

members:
kiyoto - Vo&G
yasuda - G&cho
hideki - B&cho
kanno - Dr

Here's their April 24, 2009 photoshoot!









Kiyoto's YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/kiyotodemon


YouTube videos:

DEMONS - BURN [2008]


DEMONS - Thema Of Demons - I Think [2008]

magazine photo dump

Special thanks for Nana and Sugihara for providing these scans and photos!
Unfortunately, I don't know what magazine each scan or photo is from. If you know what magazine these photos are from, please let me know!






AKIRA & NARASAKI interview


cute NARASAKI autographed polaroid
notice how he marked his own chin... hahaha


close-up on NARASAKI's face... hahaha
[scans/photos provided by Nana]








[scans/photos provided by Sugihara]

Deepers BBQ - RinaRina [2008]

Here's a photo dump of COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS at a friend's birthday barbecue from RinaRina's blog! I wish I could hang out with COTD like that hahahaha.

[8.14.2008]
http://rinarina06.exblog.jp/8467847/


KANNO & NARASAKI


NARASAKI


KANNO


AKIRA & NARASAKI


AKIRA, NARASAKI, & KANNO

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I finally added scans of Breastroke II onto the website.
Now all I have to do is transfer THE REST of ALL of my images from Photobucket to my server... It'll be a long and tedious process...
Again, sorry for the slow updates...

- HT

Sunday, June 20, 2010

small COTD FAN update

Hey COTD FANs,

It's been a LONG TIME since I last made actual updates to COTD FAN.
I only added scans from Sadesper Record's Externalization 1 and A Sort of Sound Track for U.F.O..
I also organized the BAND section so it's a lot better to look through now. I also cleaned up the GALLERY section a bit.

The reason why the updates are taking so long is that I'm trying to clean up all the sloppy html codes and I want to transfer all the images from Photobucket to my web server. I dislike Photobucket because they end up shrinking my images and after a long time, they'll stop linking the images due to "account inactivity." I don't want to keep dealing with that in the future so I'm going to move the images to my account and even re-scan some stuff (since Photobucket shrunk them).

I apologize for the long wait.
Updates will take a little longer since I'll be starting summer school tomorrow too...

- HT

Monday, May 31, 2010

Welcome aboard!

Just a few updates!

I changed the image on the COTD FAN blog. I think it looks a little better...

Please welcome ksms onto our COTD FAN staff! He will be assisting with researching/finding things about COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS.

He also did an awesome cover of GOOD MORNING! Check it out.
http://twaud.io/Z3k

NARASAKI also added some awesome tracks onto his Audio for Twitter!
HINODE TRACKS!
(lake side, pix, tortoise and me in KTZ rmx, Lakeside(beat))
http://twaud.io/users/NACKIEeeee

Sunday, May 23, 2010

PHOTO DUMP

Lostman, COTD FAN staff researcher, found some random awesome photos online!


rare TOKUSATSU photo
I think it's from a Loft Project interview, but I can't find the original link.
source link:
http://www.loft-prj.co.jp/






TOKUSATSU 12/31/2003 live
original link:
http://www.okenkikaku.jp/okenkikaku/share/live_repo17.html




NARASAKI doing someone's hair for a bridal show. Who knew NARASAKI was good at doing hair? If you look at the photo carefully, you can see that NARASAKI's wearing hide's (X Japan, Spread Beaver, Zilch) necklace!
H 101 - Hidestyle Choker
https://id3469.securedata.net/necromance/catalogue.php?category=hidestyle
[10/17/2009]
original link:
http://www.nhc.ac.jp/blog/?p=2406




NARASAKI and his guitar
original link:
http://blog.livedoor.jp/floating_cereal/archives/51175050.html


Young NARASAKI?! Lookin' good~
original link:
http://blog.livedoor.jp/floating_cereal/archives/51450935.html










These NARASAKI and TOKUSATSU photos are from someone's blog, but I can't find the original link/source.
This might be the source link, but it's not working:
http://pds.exblog.jp/




I don't know where this photo is from and I forgot where I found it, sorry!
I THINK it's from a TOKUSATSU photoshoot.




Nana, COTD FAN Translator & Affiliate, scanned this from a magazine she had. I forgot what magazine it was though...


+ + + +


Floating_cereal's blog has cool stuff and really cute images too!
It seems like floating_cereal is a huge COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS fan too! It's always nice to see COTD fans!
source link:
http://blog.livedoor.jp/floating_cereal/



COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS TOWELS?!
I'M JEALOUS, I WANT ONE.
original link:
http://blog.livedoor.jp/floating_cereal/archives/51059960.html


fan-made COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS kewpie?! CUTE!


original link:
http://blog.livedoor.jp/floating_cereal/archives/50088572.html


original link:
http://blog.livedoor.jp/floating_cereal/archives/50096779.html


original link:
http://blog.livedoor.jp/floating_cereal/archives/50199744.html


original link:
http://blog.livedoor.jp/floating_cereal/archives/50692072.html

It's like a combination of the album covers of SINKING SLOWLY and THE VISITORS FROM DEEPSPACE!
http://cotdfan.thisisht.com/sinking.html
http://cotdfan.thisisht.com/visitors.html

Thanks for the finds, Lostman and Nana!

+ + + +


NARASAKI's twitter profile picture.


NARASAKI's twitpic!
Original post:
先ほど知人より、絶望葬会での写真をい ただきました。ステージ裏でTシャツを見せびらかしたい自分。剛力招来!! http://twitpic.com/1nbmip

It's from the Otsuki Kenji and Zetsubou Girls live on Halloween day!
Old post:
http://cotdfan.blogspot.com/2009/11/otsuki-kenji-and-zetsubou-girls_05.html


NARASAKI's old facebook profile picture.
It looks like his outfit from TOKUSATSU's music video, 綿いっぱいの愛を!
You can see the music video on YouTube!

ASYLUM photos [2009]

ASYLUM posted some photos on their MySpace!

MySpace link:
http://www.myspace.com/asylumjapan

[Kanno on drums, Koji on guitar]

9/26/2009 Photography by: Kousuke


Kanno & Koji


Gazelle, Kanno, & Koji


Gazelle, Kanno, & Koji


Kanno & Koji

NARASAKI & function code(); [2007]

In 2007, NARASAKI (He went by NACKIE.) helped out the band, function code();, on two of their songs, UNDYING LOVE and (HeroinE);. [5.27.2010 EDIT: NARASAKI also worked on the songs: THE NIGHT FLUTTER, ALICE IN BROKEN WONDERLAND, BETTINA, CAMELLIA, HIGH DIVER and JULIET - Thanks SerialTear!] I think he mainly helped them out with guitar composition. I'm not exactly sure.

original link:
http://undyinglove.jp/?month=200708

2007.08.26 Sunday - THE DAY OF RECORDINGS #02



NARASAKI photo

I found this Japanese blog while searching for COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS photos. The blog had a high quality image of NARASAKI (Some of you may recognize the photo from an online interview, but this image in in higher quality.)!
The blog mentions something about ordering a photo along with THE BREASTROKE II (according to Google Translate)... As far as I'm concerned, the official COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS' website never said anything about selling photos. If anyone could translate the blog entry, please do!

original link:
http://ameblo.jp/mania460/entry-10435912311.html

NARASAKI photo:

梁山泊 [2001]

In 2001, COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS was on a TV show called, 梁山泊 (Ryo Zang Pak).
I think it's a comedy game show.
Only
the members, NARASAKI, KANNO, and ICHIMAKI, and another band (I forgot their name) were on the game show.
The videos USED TO BE on YouTube, but due to copyright laws, the videos were taken down.
I tried to find more information on this episode, but none were recorded online.

From what I remember from watching the videos, COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS and the other band were asked questions and some were personal. After all the points were added up, in the end, the other band won.

If anyone has any information on this episode and TV show, please let me know!

Yahoo! Japan Auctions [July 2007]

I'm sorry for not posting, everyone! I've been quite busy...

This is old news, but I've been meaning to post this information up.
Back in July 2007, NARASAKI was auctioning off some guitars and equipment. Unfortunately, I was stupid and did not save the photos of his equipment. :( SORRY!

Original text from COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS' website:

出品物一覧
↑現在の出品物すべてNARASAKI所有物ですが、入札の際の参考にと
同氏からコメントをいただいているものが一部ありますので以下に掲載致します。

VHT 「FIFTY/ST(G5034-L)」 ギター アンプ (
Guitar Amplifier)
定価300,000円
特撮のファーストアルバムなどで使用。
(
Use special effects such as the first album. )




Fender Jazz Bass JB 1972年 フェンダー ジャズベ
値打ちものですがかなり手入れが必要。
COTD初期からサブマージまで使用。
(
Requires considerable care is worth.
Use until the early COTD submerged. )


Ex-pro キャビ ステレオ仕様 15×2 , 12×2
8Ω*2
特撮で頻繁に使用。
ベース用のキャビネット。
ギターアンプとして使う場合メインとしてではなくサブとして
低音と高音の補強として考えるほうがよいかも?
低音の伸び方はすごく綺麗です。
(
Frequently used in special effects.
Based in-cabinet for.
When using sub-rather than as a main guitar amp
Better be thought of as a reinforcement of bass and treble?
If growth is a really nice bass. )


Fender JAPAN JAZZMASTER 1994年 フェンダー ジャズマスター
COTD「without hesitation into door away」等「newave」で多く使用。
かなり硬めの音。
(
COTD "without hesitation into door away" and "newave" used a lot.
Sounds pretty firm.)


Fender Jaguar 1966年 フェンダー ジャガー こちらはUSA
astrobrite/supercrash 全曲、COTD/entreaty, prophet provedなど
多くの曲で使用してましたが、使用頻度が減ったため手放すことにしました。
かなり硬めの音。

(astrobrite / supercrash songs, COTD / entreaty, prophet proved and
It now is used in many songs, I decided to give up because of reduced usage.
Sounds pretty firm.)


[sloppy translations provided by Google Translate]
[original link: http://www.musicmine.com/cotd/auction.html]


There is also this Japanese website that has a photo of one of NARASAKI's auctioned off items.
http://natalie.mu/music/news/2471


From what I remember, the items were ONLY AVAILABLE for Japan.
I also remember that one black guitar that had a small sticker of a cute bunny on the head of the guitar. hahaha
I'm very jealous of the people who have those items now...
If anyone has one of NARASAKI's items, please share some photos! :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

possible origin of COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS name?

Some fans have wondered how COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS' band name originated. In the KGNU interview with NARASAKI, he stated:

"The name was given by one of the original members without too much thinking, but it implies our intention towards something deeper."

They were also previously know as COALTAR MAN (as seen on their demo tapes).

In the JROCK interview, NARASAKI stated:

"At the beginning we were called COALTAR MAN, but at the same time, there was already an organization of that name. A guitarist, who sometimes plays with us, (przeforsowal?) name that we have today."

(Please excuse the poor Polish-to-English translation Google Translate provided...)


It's nothing super special or anything, but here's an interesting thought...
Leland (aka Lostman), COTD FAN staff researcher, found an interesting website that had a collection of Japanese urban legends and one of them involved coal tar.

"Coal tar was used as insulation for electric wires in the early days. Somehow, rumors began to circulate that the thick dark insulating substance was derived from the blood of innocent young women. At the height of the rumors, many virgins were afraid to go outside, fearing they would have their blood stolen for use on the wires."

Source: [http://pinktentacle.com/2010/02/urban-legends-from-meiji-period-japan/]

Do you think COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS' were possibly inspired by this urban legend?
Feel free to start a discussion.

Friday, April 2, 2010

more twitpics

I apologize for the late posts.
I've been busy with the new quarter.
I promise I'll post more later! ><; NARASAKI tweeted a couple of twitpics on his twitter!

3.19.2010
TOKUSATSU



4.2.2010
近くにゲーセンがあったのでふらっと寄ってみた。フロッガーのアーケードがあった。ギャプラスはギャラガ3 と書いてあったよ。あとトロン BY Atari 1980


Everyone, wish NARASAKI a happy birthday tomorrow! :)