Kalafina has announced their 4th original album “Consolation” that’s part of the vocal group’s 5th anniversary. The album includes singles “to the beginning”, “moonfesta ~ムーンフェスタ~”, “Hikari Furu”, new song “Yume no Daichi” that’s featured as theme song for NHK TV show Rekishi Hiwa Historia, and more for 13 total tracks. Album “Consolation” comes on three editions and hits stores March 20th 2013 – updated release details and audio preview follow.
Kalafina is produced by talented composer Yuki Kajiura and has released many singles with tie-in to anime including two that are part of the new album “Consolation”. Single “to the beginning” featured as the opening theme for the second season of anime Fate/Zero and “Hikari Furu” featured as the theme song for anime movie Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Eternal Story (Eien no Monogatari).
Kalafina most recently released 2xCD live compilation album “5th Anniversary LIVE SELECTION 2009-2012” – with songs recorded live at events. From their debut single “oblivious” to their 10th single “to the beginning”, and more for 29 total tracks are included in the release. Kalafina’s 5th anniversary live compilation album hit stores January 23rd 2013 (more details).
To celebrate the release of their 4th album “Consolation” and more 5th anniversary celebrations - Kalafina will hold special live – April 6th “Kalafina Consolation Special LIVE 2013” at Tokyo Dome City Hall.
They’ll then launch two summer tours in support of the album,
“Kalafina LIVE TOUR 2013 Consolation HALL ver.”
– June 8th and 9th at Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo
– July 27th Toyama Shimin Kaikan, Takaoka
– August 3rd Grand Cube, Osaka
“Kalafina LIVE TOUR 2013 Consolation LIVE HOUSE ver.”
– June 22nd and 23rd THE BOTOM LINE, Nagoya
– June 29th and 30th DRUM LOGOS, Fukuoka
– July 4th AKASAKA BLITZ, Tokyo
– July 13th Rensa, Sendai
– July 15th PENNY LANE24, Sapporo
– July 20th and 21st CLUB QUATTRO, Hiroshima
– July 28th LOTS, Niigata
Album “Consolation” comes on three editions,
– Limited A with DVD that’s planned to include documentary footage at AnimagiC (Germany 2012) and music video and making-of footage for new song “Yume no Daichi”. Includes deluxe photo booklet.
– Limited B with Blu-ray with similar contents to DVD and similar bonus to Type A.
– Regular CD-only.
All three editions have a First Press version that adds photo post card (varies by store) and lottery application flyer for special awards (deadline March 31st),
– 150 people mini-live launch event April 20th Tokyo.
– 150 people mini-live launch event April 21st Osaka.
– 100 people Kalafina original post card sized calendar.
– 100 people Kalafina original poster.
Kalafina – “Consolation” – release date March 20th 2013