Matenrou Opera

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Matenrou Opera
摩天楼オペラ ライブ写真.png
Background information
Origin Japan
Genres
Years active 2006–present
Labels
Associated acts
  • Jeniva
  • Masterpiece
Members Sono
Yuu
Ayame
Yo
Past members Anzi
Karen
Mika
Official Matenrou Opera logo

Matenrou Opera (摩天楼オペラ lit. "Skyscraper Opera"?) is a Japanese visual kei metal band. The band was formed in 2007 by Sono and Yuu who were previously the vocalist and drummer of Jeniva.[1]

History[edit]

Their first maxi-single was on the Office A to Z label.[1] "Alkaloid Showcase" was released on May 4, 2007, the same day as their first concert; it sold out before the concert began.[1]

In late 2007, guitarist Mika and female keyboardist Karen left the band;[1] they were replaced by guitarist Anzi (ex-Masterpiece) and male keyboardist Ayame (ex-Ry:dia) respectively.

In 2008, after joining Kamijo's record label Sherow Artist Society, the single "Ruri Iro de Egaku Niji" reached number 11 on the Oricon Indies Chart; the EP Gilia reached number 7 and was also released in Europe.[2][3] Matenrou Opera toured through Europe with Versailles from the end of March to the beginning of April 2008.[4]

In late 2009, Matenrou Opera shared a national tour of Japan with Deluhi.[5] Matenrou Opera covered X Japan's song "Kurenai" for the compilation Crush! -90's V-Rock Best Hit Cover Songs-. The album was released on January 26, 2011 and features current visual kei bands covering songs from bands that were important to the '90s visual kei movement.[6] Matenrou Opera also covered hide's song "Dice" for the tribute album Tribute II -Visual Spirits-, released on July 3, 2013. Then, they released Avalon on September 3, 2014.

These are not the only albums released by the band. They released Chikyuu on January 20, 2016. Then, on October 19, 2016, they also released Phoenix Rising. They are going to release Pantheon -Part 1- on April 12, 2017.

Members[edit]

Former members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums & EPs[edit]

  • Gilia (May 14, 2008)
  • Anomie (June 24, 2009)
  • Abyss (December 22, 2010)
  • Justice (March 7, 2012)
  • Kassai to Gekijou no Gloria (March 6, 2013)
  • Avalon (September 3, 2014)
  • Chikyuu (January 20, 2016)
  • Phoenix Rising (October 19, 2016)
  • Pantheon -Part 1- (April 12, 2017)

Singles[edit]

  • alkaloid showcase (May 4, 2007)
  • sara (live-distributed only, October 30, 2007)
  • Ruri iro de egaku niji (March 5, 2008)
  • Spectacular (September 24, 2008)
  • Last Scene (December 17, 2008)
  • acedia (March 25, 2009)
  • Eternal Symphony (live-distributed only, July 23, 2009)
  • Murder Scope (December 16, 2009)
  • R (live-distributed only, February 24, 2010)
  • Genesis/R (May 17, 2010)
  • Helios (July 6, 2011)
  • Otoshiana no Soko wa Konna Sekai (October 19, 2011)
  • Gloria (October 3, 2012)
  • Innovational Symphonia (December 5, 2012)
  • Orb (December 4, 2013)
  • Tonari ni suwaru taiyou (July 23, 2014)
  • Chimaishou (October 29, 2014)
  • ether (April 8, 2015)
  • Kimi to miru kaze no yukue (June 18, 2015)
  • Aoku toumei na kono sinpi no umi e (July 20, 2015)
  • Tataeyou hahanaru chi de (August 21, 2015)
  • Burning Soul (October 21, 2015)
  • Honoo no hito (March 9, 2016)
  • Shine On (December 23, 2016)

Live[edit]

  • "Dawn of Anomie in Akasaka Blitz" (Nov 26, 2009)
  • "Emergence from Cocoon -Tour Final Live Film- "Birth of Genesis" (September 01, 2010)
  • "Emergence from Cocoon -Tour Document Film-" (September 01, 2010)
  • "-1214- at Shibuya AX (March 03, 2011)
  • "Gloria Tour -Grand Finale- Live Film in Zepp Tokyo" (September 4, 2013)
  • "Avalon Tour Finale Live Film in Hibiya Dai Ongaku Dou" (February 18, 2015)
  • "Chikyuu Tour Finale Live Film in Ex Theater Roppongi" (February 18, 2015)

Other[edit]

  • "COUPLING COLLECTION 08-09" (October 28, 2009)
  • "INDIES BEST COLLECTION" (November 24, 2010)
  • Before Justice (Limited rental edition, February 22, 2012)
  • Kassai to Gekijou no Gloria (Limited rental edition, February 13, 2013)
  • Best&Clips (October 19, 2016)
  • Best&Request (October 19, 2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Visual Alive Magazine Profile retrieved August 24, 2008. Archived July 8, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Visunavi Profile retrieved August 24, 2008
  3. ^ "Matenrou Opera European discography". cljrecords.com. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
  4. ^ "Ästhetik Revolution tour dates". cljrecords.com. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
  5. ^ Shattered-Tranquility.net Three announcements for DELUHI!, Retrieved Oct 22, 2010
  6. ^ "Covers Kurenai". jame-world.com. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 

External links[edit]

Member blogs ~

Former member blogs ~