18 Sept - Japanese visual-kei band Raphael will be releasing their first single in 12 years, titled "Raphael ~Starring Kazuki~", on 31 October, according to Tokyo Hive.
The single is basically a re-recording of the band's 1999 single "eternal wish ~Todokanu Kimi e~", with three additional previously unreleased tracks, which are "Dear", "Haikei Nervous", and "Elf no Yuutsu". There will also be a limited edition of the single, which will come with a DVD of the music video for "eternal wish ~Todakanu Kimi e~".
Raphael is also planning to hold live events on 31 October and 1 November. These events will mark their first live performances since the band went on a hiatus in 2001, following the death of their leader and guitarist, Kazuki.