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Interview with DazzlingBAD

Vocal -iT – @xxxBAD_iT_ | @hateman_it_/
Guitar 悠汰-yuta-  @xxxBAD_yuta_ | @dazzlingbad_yuta/
Guitar 痲紗-MASA-  @xxxBAD_MASA_ | @masa00060007/ 
Bass 綾葉-AYAHA-  @xxxBAD_AYAHA_ | @d_bad_ayaha_
S.Drums LOA @Loa_drum | @loa.drum/
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DazzlingBADが始動してから3年が経ちました。始動当初から、ミステリアスで素晴らしい魅力が私たちを夢中にさせてきました。この3年間でDazzlingBADは素晴らしいヴィジュアル系バンドへと進化し、BADィの皆様の心を温かく幸せにしてきました。彼ら独自のスタイルは、多くのヴィジュアル系ファンの心を掴み、新たにBADィの仲間入りをする方々も増えてきました。

(「BADィ」はDazzlingBADファンの呼称です。)

3回目のインタビューにご協力いただき、ありがとうございます!
3周年を迎えられておめでとうございます。


『The Ⅲrd Birthday~HoRriBLe~』2024.2.20(火) at 赤羽ReNY alphaに向けての意気込みを教えてください。

-iT-: 絶対に見付ける。必ずうつしだせる様にと毎日重ねている。

綾葉-AYAHA-: 俯瞰して言うなら三年が経過したこれまでの道則の最終締日という事、この日を切っ掛けとして様々な意味で我々の運命が分岐するだろう。

悠汰-YUTA-: 1年目、2年目と大きな成長を遂げたように3年目も成長できた事、そしてその感謝の気持ちをぶつけます。

痲紗-MASA-: 三年というのは節目として大きなものです。今までとこれからの想いを表現出来たらなと思います。

Loa: メンバーがいて、そして応援してくれるファンがいてくれるからDazzlingBADがあります。三年間分の感謝の気持ちを届ける。

DazzlingBADの活動が始まってから3年が経ちました。いろいろな出来事があり、短くも長くも感じられることかと思います。3年間、止まることなく無事に共に活動し、活躍し続けることができた理由について、どのように思いますか?(メンバーの皆さんで走り続けてくることができたのは、どんなところが良かったと思いますか?)

-iT-: 確実に他の誰かじゃダメだったと思えるメンバー、応援してくれてる方々、BADィが存在して、生の理由にも繋がったから、これからも強く深く繋げていけたらと思わせてくれたから。ありがとう。

綾葉-AYAHA-: このメンバーでなければ3年間続ける事は出来なかった、之に尽きる。

悠汰-YUTA-: 色んな苦難をメンバー、スタッフと共に乗り越え絆が深まったからだと思います。そして何より応援してくれるBADィがいるからです。

痲紗-MASA-: ばらばらな個性が奇跡的に融合した結果。

Loa: バンドってメンバーだけで続けるものじゃない
この5人がいて協力してくれる方達がいて、そしてファンの皆様がいるから三年間継続出来ました。

2024年1月10日にリリースの新しいシングル antagonismについて、それぞれの曲紹介をお願いいたします。

-iT– いつも言ってるかもしれないけど、僕が偉そうに語りたい事などはないので。その時々の貴方が感じてくれたものが全てだという事にする。

悠汰-YUTA-:相反するものがぶつかり合う激しさとお互いが理解し合えない哀愁さを表現しました。

綾葉-AYAHA-: 楽曲的には特に言葉として話す事はない。やっている事は今までと何も変わらない、これからも変わる事はない。

antagonismの衣裳について、このような衣裳に決めた経緯やこだわったポイントなどを教えてください。

-iT-: 気分。色んな着方ができて遊びのきく衣装にしてもらいました。強めで少しだけフェティッシュの香り。

綾葉-AYAHA-: 戦闘体型。

悠汰-YUTA-:ギャングっぽい感じ

痲紗-MASA-: まほう。

Loa: 悪い奴

2023年を振り返ると、3月6日にシングルDearがリリースされました。こちらについても曲紹介をお願いいたします。

1. Dear
綾葉-AYAHA-: 飽き性なのでね、違うパターンの楽曲も創ってみたかった。昨年取り組んだ試行錯誤の内の一つ。

2. バイバイ。
綾葉-AYAHA-: 詩は見ての通り、自己の投影と願望。楽曲はすんなりと入り込める曲調を意識した。

DearのMVはとても美しく印象的でした。このMV撮影時のエピソード、心に残っていることなどがありましたら教えてください。

-iT– 空、水、硝子や光も、綺麗なものを目にうつすとどうして心が痛む事が多いのでしょうね。

綾葉-AYAHA-: 少し前の事なので記憶はぼんやりとしているが、色んな彩を出したいと思っていた時期だったので、色んな意味で印象を変える意図があったように思う。

悠汰-YUTA-: 衣装が2パターンだったりロケーションが変わったりでなんだかバタバタしてた一日だったことを覚えてますね。

痲紗-MASA-: 白と黒。バンドの新たな姿を表現することが出来たと思っています。

デモテープ「ネクロシスチアノーゼ」が「昭和90年7月18日」にリリースされ、2024年1月10日に再度公式にリリースされます。こちらについても曲紹介をお願いいたします。

1. ネクロシスチアノーゼ
綾葉-AYAHA-: 自分の人生を大きく変える事になったヴィジュアル系シーンそのものに含まれる要素をオマージュ・リスペクトを含めて全てを凝縮した1曲。

2. (W.M.A) Darling
綾葉-AYAHA-: ネクロシスチアノーゼで表現しきれなかった1面を込めた1曲。こちらのDT3曲全て含めて表現し切ったと言って良い。

3. heroin
綾葉-AYAHA-: 高度な音楽性や楽曲の法則性は皆無。自分が大きく影響を受けた’80〜’90年代シーンの凶暴性、暴力性だけを大きく強調させたような楽曲。

毎回のライブで「今日はどの曲を演奏するか」については、どのように決めていらっしゃいますか?

-iT-: その日のイベントや空気の色は少し考える事がある。あとは目の前に来てくれた人達とどうしたいか、どうなりたいかとか色々とみんなで考える事は沢山あるね。

メンバーの皆様それぞれの好きな食べ物と、その理由を教えてください。

-iT-: あんまり興味がない。グミとかは都合のいいものも多いから楽ではあるかもしれない。

綾葉-AYAHA-: 好みは時期で変わるのだけれど最近気に入ってるのはハードチーズ、ソーセージ、ドライフルーツなど、保存食を食べる事が多い。基本的に気に入った物が出来たら当面はそれしか食べない。

悠汰-YUTA-: ベビースターのぐるぐるもんじゃ。幸せな気持ちなれるから。

痲紗-MASA-: クレープです。甘さで満たされる幸せ。

Loa: ビールです。ビールさえあれば光すらいらない。

会ってみたい(または生で聴いてみたい)と思う日本のミュージシャン(ボーカリスト/ギタリスト/ベーシスト/ドラマー)はいますか?その理由も教えていただきたいです。

-iT-: 今後そう思える人物が現れたら自分でもなんだか嬉しくなるかもしれないですね。

悠汰-YUTA-: 沢山います。僕をV系シーンに惹き込んだ数多くの方々にお礼を言わせて頂きたいです。

綾葉-AYAHA-: 多すぎて答えられない、その内一部は実現しているが、このシーンに関わり続ければいずれ実現できるものと思っている。

痲紗-MASA-: 沢山いるのでここでは答えられないです。音楽的な刺激を与えてくださった方々。

Loa: 志しがあって本気で音楽に取り組んでる方は人気の有る無し関係無く全員魅力的です。なので沢山いすぎて書ききれません。

-iT-さん。 ファンの皆さんからは「- iT -さんのおかげで、幸せな気持ちになれた。生きる理由をもらえた、救われた。(DazzlingBAD brought me happiness.)」という声をよく聞きます。(幸せという言葉の意味合いも様々なので、もしかしたら、もっと違う言葉が適しているかもしれないのですが、)DazzlingBADとしての活動は、- iT -さんご自身にはどのような幸せな気持ち、嬉しい気持ちをもたらしたでしょうか。

-iT-: 存在させてくれて有難うの気持ち。

悠汰-YUTA-さん。これまでの人生の中で、最も幸せだった(楽しかった)日と、その理由を教えてください。

悠汰-YUTA-: 今思えば何もかもが幸せで楽しかったんだなって思います。きっとこれからもそんな日々を過ごすと思います。

綾葉-AYAHA-さん。2023年を振り返ってみて、特に印象的だったことや、今までよりも特に成長したと感じたことなどはありますか?

綾葉-AYAHA-: 具体的なエピソードでは答えられないが良くも悪くも迷走した1年、試行錯誤とでも言うべきか、その分色んな事を学ぶ事も出来た。今年はそれらを活かす事が出来るだろう。

痲紗-MASA-さん。ペットの蛇のお名前を教えていただけますか?

痲紗-MASA-: 白と黒のコントラストが綺麗なアルバーティスパイソン キミカブラックです。名前は宵。女の子です。

Loaさん。ドラムの演奏をしていて、一番楽しいと思えるのはどんな瞬間でしょうか?

Loa: 難しい事抜きにして、同じ気持ちの仲間達とステージに立ってるとたった一音鳴らすだけでも最高に気持ちいいです。

2023年を振り返って、漢字一文字で表すと何でしょうか?

-iT-:

綾葉-AYAHA-:

悠汰-YUTA-:

痲紗-MASA-:

Loa:

2024年はどんな年にしたいですか?

-iT-: 抉る

綾葉-AYAHA-: 生きる

悠汰-YUTA-: 生かす

痲紗-MASA-: 混沌に咲く

Loa: 唸る

最後にファンの皆さんに向けて、メッセージをお願いいたします。

共に歩んでくれているBADィ感謝致します。
どこまでも連れて行く。
例え何があっても死に居場所は無くさない。

DazzlingBAD一同

Three years have passed since the start of DazzlingBAD. DazzlingBAD had a strong kick off because of their amazing and mysterious visuals. In these three years, DazzlingBAD evolved into a wonderful visual kei band who continues to warm the hearts of their BADis, but also found their style to continue to be liked by visual fans surrounding them, who from time to time also turn into BADis.

BADィ (BADi) DazzlingBAD nickname for their fans.

Please tell your enthusiasm for your 3rd anniversary FREE ONEMAN『The Ⅲrd Birthday~HoRriBLe~』2024.2.20(火) at 赤羽ReNY alpha.

-iT-: I will definitely find my enthusiasm. I repeat my enthusiasm every day so that I can always show it to you.

綾葉-AYAHA-: From a bird’s eye view, this is the final day of our three-year period that has passed so far, and on this day our destinies will diverge in many ways.

悠汰-YUTA-: Just as we achieved great growth in our first and second year, we were able to grow in our third year as well, and I would like to express my gratitude to everyone for that.

痲紗-MASA-: Three years is a big milestone. I hope to express my past and future feelings.

Loa: DazzlingBAD is here because of the members and because of the fans who support us. We will deliver our three years’ worth of gratitude.

3 years of DazzlingBAD, it’s short, but it also feels like a long time . What do you think is your success in being able to keep the band alive and playing together?

-iT-: Because of the members, our supporters and our BADis, I can’t imagine having come so far without all of you, those who were present and connected to me are the reason I am alive, and thanks to all this support it gave me the hope that we can continue to connect stronger and deeper with all of you. Thank you.

綾葉-AYAHA-: Without these members, we wouldn’t be able to continue for three years.

悠汰-YUTA-: I think it’s because we overcame various hardships together with all the members and staff, and our bonds grew stronger because of it. And above all it’s also thanks to all our BADis who support us.

痲紗-MASA-: It’s the result of a miraculous fusion of disparate personalities.

Loa: A band can’t just continue with just only its members.
Thanks to our fans, the people who help us and the five of us is the reason we were able to continue for these three years. 

Your new single “antagonism” was released nationally on January 10th 2024. Please explain all songs to us in detail.

-iT-: I may have said it all the time, but I don’t have anything grandiose to say. I’ll just say that what you feel at the time you listen to our music is all that matters.

悠汰-YUTA-: It expresses the intensity of conflicting matters and the sadness of not being able to understand each other.

綾葉-AYAHA-: As for the music, there’s not much to say in words. What we are doing is the same as before, and nothing will change in the future.

Please tell us some story about the choice of the costumes.

-iT-: Mood. I made an enjoyable costume that can be worn in many different ways. With a strong and slight scent of fetish.

綾葉-AYAHA-: Fighting type

悠汰-YUTA-: Gang type.

痲紗-MASA-: Magic

Loa: Bad Guy

Looking back to 2023, there was another single released called “Dear” on March 6th. Please tell us something more about both songs as well.

1. Dear
綾葉-AYAHA-: I get bored easily, so I wanted to create a song with a different pattern. One of the trials and errors I worked on last year.

2. バイバイ。
綾葉-AYAHA-: The poetry is, as you can see, self-projection and desire. For the music, I was conscious of creating a melody that one could easily get into.

The MV of Dear was very beautiful and impressive. Please tell us about any memorable moments from the time you shot this MV.

-iT-: I wonder why my heart often hurts when I see beautiful things like the sky, water, glass, and light.

綾葉-AYAHA-: It was a while ago, so my memories are hazy, but it was at the time when we wanted to bring out a variety of colours, so I think our intention was to change our impression in many various ways.

悠汰-YUTA-: I remember that it was a hectic day, with two different outfits and different locations.

痲紗-MASA-: White and black. I think we were able to express a new image of the band.

Your demo tape “ネクロシスチアノーゼ(Necrosis Zyanose)” was released on  Showa98/07/18 and also re-released nationally on 2024/01/10. Please tell us more about each song. 

1. ネクロシスチアノーゼ
綾葉-AYAHA-: It’s a song that condenses all the elements contained in the Visual Kei scene itself, including homage and respect, which changed my life.

2. (W.M.A) Darling
綾葉-AYAHA-: This song contains one aspect that was not fully expressed in Necrosis Zyanose.
However it is safe to say that all songs included on this demotape express themselves to the fullest.  

3. heroin
綾葉-AYAHA-: There is no advanced musicality or rules for the songs. It’s a song that emphasises the ferocity and violence of the ’80s and ’90s scene that greatly influenced me.

[JRNR note] Which proves that this release is homage and a form of respect to the ‘80s and ‘90s visual time and not an alter-ego (release). 

How do you actually decide which songs you want to play at your live shows?

-iT-: Sometimes I imagine the event of that day in its full atmosphere. There are also many things we all think about together, such as what we want to do with the audience who come to see us and how we want to interact with those who are standing in front of us, how we want to become a unity with them on that day.Z

What’s your favourite food to eat and why?

-iT-: I’m not really interested in food at all. But candies like gummies are convenient and easy to eat. 

綾葉-AYAHA-: What I like changes from time to time, but recently my favourites have been hard cheeses, sausages, dried fruit and other preserved foods. Basically, when I find something that I like, I’ll only eat that for the time being.

悠汰-YUTA-: Baby Star Guru-Guru Monja. Because it makes me feel happy.

痲紗-MASA-: It’s a crepe. It’s happiness filled with sweetness.

Loa: It’s beer. You don’t even need light as long as you have beer.

Is there any Japanese vocalist/guitarist/bassist/drummer you wish to meet and to learn from?  If so, who is he and why him/her?

-iT-: I might be somewhat pleased with myself if someone else comes along in the future who feels that way. 

悠汰-YUTA-: There are many. I would like to thank the many people who drew me into the V-kei scene.

綾葉-AYAHA-: Too many to answer, some of them I already have met and so realised the dream of wanted to meet, but I believe that if I continue to be involved in this scene it will eventually happen to meet many more bassists I wish to meet and learn from.

痲紗-MASA-: There are so many that I can’t answer them here. There are various people who have given me musical inspiration.

Loa: All people who have ambitions and are serious about music are attractive, regardless of whether they are popular or not. So there are so many that I can’t write them all down.

-iT-, in how far and how has DazzlingBAD brought you happiness? I hear from fans that you brought them happiness and even a reason to be alive. 

-iT-: I feel grateful to my fans for letting me exist.

悠汰-YUTA-, in your whole life, what was your happiest day and please tell us why.

悠汰-YUTA-: Looking back now, I realise that everything was happy and fun. I’m sure I’ll continue to have days like this.

綾葉-AYAHA-, did 2023 teach you anything important? If so, please tell us about it.

綾葉-AYAHA-: I can’t answer with specific stories, but it was a year of confusion, both good and bad, trial and error, and I learned many things from it. This year, I am sure I will be able to make the most of what I have learned.

痲紗-MASA-, could you please tell us the names of all your snakes?

痲紗-MASA-: It’s a White-lipped Python, with a beautiful black white contrast skin. Her name is Yoi. She is a girl.

Loa, at what moment do you enjoy the most while playing the drums?

Loa: Without getting too complicated, when I’m standing on stage with friends who share the same feelings, I feel great just by playing just one note.

Looking back on 2023, how would you describe it in one kanji? Please also tell me the reason.

-iT-: 渦 whirlpool

綾葉-AYAHA-: 惑 bewilderment

悠汰-YUTA-: 活 life

痲紗-MASA-: 奇 Oddness

Loa: 酒 Alcohol

What’s your own goal for 2024?

-iT-: To gouge.

綾葉-AYAHA-: To live.

悠汰-YUTA-: To leverage 

痲紗-MASA-: Blooming in chaos.

Loa: To groan.

Please send a message to all your fans.

We are very thankful to all our BADis for walking with us.
We will take you wherever you want to go.
No matter what happens, we will not lose our place to death.

Everyone of DazzlingBAD

Check out JROCKNROLL previous interviews with DazzlingBAD

DazzlingBAD 1st interview: https://jrocknroll.com/interview-with-dazzlingbad/
DazzlingBAD 2nd interview: https://jrocknroll.com/interview-with-dazzlingbad-2/

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言いたくても言えなかった気持ち、苦しみや悲しみにも寄り添い、本当に言いたかった言葉を代弁してくれる、それがホンモノの曲の魅力の一つです。新曲Prometheusでは、今までとはまた違った斬新で美しく印象的なMVも話題となっています。今回、JROCK’N’ROLLではホンモノの皆様に3回目のインタビューを行い、新曲や3年目の活動に向けた意気込みなど、楽しいエピソードもたっぷり語っていただきました!ホンモノのファンの皆様(「パチモン」の皆様)はもちろん、ホンモノについてこれからもっと深く知っていきたいという方も、ぜひご覧ください!

ホンモノの皆様、3回目のインタビューの機会を頂き、ありがとうございます!
活動3年目に向けて、ホンモノの音楽を聴くことが楽しみで大変嬉しく思います。
ホンモノの皆様のことをまだあまり知らない方や、これから知っていきたいと興味を持っている方々に向けて、メンバーの皆様それぞれの面白いエピソードを、お互いに紹介して頂けたら幸いです。

魔訶 
ー>怜: しっかりしていて麗しい方ですが、意外と抜けていたり笑顔が素敵だったりします。あと面白いことも言えます。SNS等では見つけにくい魅力だと思っています。
ー>PP:  よく分からない人だと思われがちですが、全然そんな事ないです。面白くない事を笑うまで言ってくる…そんな感じです。
ー>清:全世界、嫌、、宇宙全てから笑いというエナジーを受けて誕生したと言っても過言では無い、、そんな笑神様の生まれ変わりが彼です。
ー>世界:集まりなどでは弄られたりする事が多く見えますが、とても面白いです。シンプルな笑いが好きな人は是非彼を。

 
ー>魔訶:おそらくなんらかの特別な存在なんです。まだ全貌は見えてはいないかもしれませんが、それはおそらくみんなで出来上がっていく存在なんやと思ってます。
ー>PP:バンドの中ではとてもつかみどころのない不思議な人です。にもかかわらず1対1になった時にとても人間味がある魅力的な人です。一歩踏み込むことができたならばきっとそれに気づけると思います。
ー>清:びっくりするぐらい不器用な人間です。もう少し器用に生きれるだけで清くん自身救われる事は多いとは思いますが、それも清くんの魅力なんやと思ってます。
ー>世界:縁の下の力持ち的存在です。みんなの精神安定剤的な存在。ホンモノのパワーヒエラルキーは世界さんによって成立しているように思います。包容力とはまた違った何か空気を自分色に変える力があり、ホンモノはそれに助けられていてそれに救われています。

PP 
ー>魔訶:白いですね。 
ー>怜:リーダーですね。
ー>清:ベーシストですね。
ー>世界:このバンドで唯一頭の上がらない偉大過ぎる存在の方です。

清 
ー>魔訶:漢字間違えられがち 。
ー>怜:SNS投稿さしたら大体誤字ってる。
ー>PP:意外と天然。そんなところが可愛い。
ー>世界:純粋無垢。国家権力には厳しい。

世界
ー>魔訶:この中で1番付き合いが長いです。
ー>怜:頼れるリーダーです。
ー>PP:変な人だと思われがちですが優しい人です。
ー>清:ベースと同じくらい笑いにもストイックです。

2周年を迎えての心境の変化や、2年目の活動を振り返って特に印象的だったことなどを教えてください。

魔訶:昔より強い意志の元でステージに立てるようになりました。よく自己嫌悪してしまっていて、悔しいと思う事が多かったのですが最近はもう私が1番偉いんですって思えます。
じゃ無いとこの場所をホンモノにするなんて出来ないじゃないですか。

怜:やりたい事に対してのできる事とできない事がはっきりしてきました。まだまだ難しいバランスではありますがこれからも頭を抱え続けたいなと思います。

PP:なんか変わったんちゃいますかね。

清:色んな人達と関われるようになって、自分の人生においてプラスに働いてるなーと思います。

世界:前までは無理だなと思っていたことができるかも?に変わることが多くなりました。

新曲Prometheusは、とても美しく心を動かされる印象的な作品でした。楽曲制作時のエピソードや、歌詞に込めた想い、メンバーの皆さんそれぞれの演奏においてこだわった所などを教えてください。

楽曲制作時のエピソードについて
ホンモノ:毎回とも言えますがホンモノの楽曲は難しいというか、小難しい事をたくさん散りばめています。
それこそイントロAメロBメロサビ。
もうどう言ったら良いのか……

歌詞について
魔訶: この歌詞って初見読んでみてどう思うかというのとハッピーエンドなのかバッドエンドなのかというのを読み手によって変わるようにしたかったんです。
だからここに出てくる私という人物がそちらの私たちに重なれば私的には嬉しいです。

収録曲について
PP: 頑張って作った!!!

演奏について
魔訶: 苦しいの体現に力を入れています。自身を救ってくれるのはなにも優しい言葉だけじゃ無い。傷が救ってくれる痛みもあるのだから。
怜:難しい。
PP: 頑張って弾いた!!!
清: できる技術を詰め込みました。
世界:マジで難しかったです、現代の技術力に感謝です。

The glass prisonについて
楽曲制作時のエピソードや、歌詞に込めた想い、メンバーの皆さんそれぞれの演奏においてこだわった所などを教えてください。

楽曲制作時のエピソードについて
ホンモノ:これに尽きます、リズムです

歌詞について
魔訶: この歌詞はちょっとあれなんですよ。自分を出し過ぎたというかなんというかでも書いて後悔はしていません。そういう時もあったんですよね。

収録曲について
PP: これも頑張って作った!!!

演奏について
魔訶: おかしな表現にはなりますが、傷口を抉りながら。何かに許しを乞うようにギリギリの中にいる。そんな風に見せるよう努めています。
怜: 個人的にやりたかった事の一つができてて嬉しい反面、難しいなと悩ましい感じです。
PP: これも頑張って弾いた!!!!
清: ホンモノの雰囲気を表現しやすい曲かなって思ってるので、その雰囲気に合わせて演奏してます。
世界:7拍子て…ってなりながら頑張りました。エモいドラムになったと思います。

PrometheusのMVは斬新で衝撃的なものでした。アニメーションでは、女性がギターで殴られても最後までプレゼントを差し出す場面が心に残りました。無償の愛、共依存、真実の愛など様々なテーマ、キーワードが浮かぶようにも思いますが、MVの背景にあるもの、コンセプト、映像に込めたメッセージなどを、可能な範囲で教えて頂けますでしょうか。アニメーションの狼はバンドマン、女性はファンを表しているようにも見えますが、どのような関係を表しているのでしょうか。

ホンモノ:無償の愛、共依存、真実の愛等想像の余地は残しました。
勿論この曲に限らず、自分ならどう考えるか、自分ならどう思うかというのはとても大切なことなのであなたがこう思った、それが正解です

PrometheusのMVでは、メンバーの皆さんのクールで素敵な姿が、今までのMVとはまた違った壮大な雰囲気の中でとても美しく見えます。MV撮影時のエピソード、楽しかったこと、大変だったことなどを教えてください。

魔訶: 大変だった事というか、今回フルCGなのでしっかりと予想が出来なかった事でしょうかでも出来上がってわぁすげぇってなったので大変なのは衣装という事で。
怜:CGが初の試みで不安が多かったんですが、とてもニヤッとしましたね笑
PP: 撮影で忘れ物が多過ぎて色々焦りましたなぁ。
清:完成像が見えない中撮影するのは大変でした。自分の良さを探す旅でしたね。
世界:監督さんがこっちのテンションを上げるのが上手な方で、とても楽しく撮れたし、かっこよく叩けたなと思います。

今までも様々な衣裳で楽しませてくれたホンモノの皆さんですが、新しい衣裳やヘアメは、これまでとはまた違った斬新で印象的なもので、大変魅力的です。Prometheusの魔訶さんの衣裳は美しい天使や神様のようで、とても驚かされました。このような素晴らしい衣裳のアイディアはどのようにして浮かんだのでしょうか?衣裳に込めた想いを教えて頂けますでしょうか。

魔訶: 衣装のアイデアは最初みんなと話し合って、コンセプト上でああしようこうしようって言いながら決めます。
決めた上で必要な要素を考えながらスケッチブックに描きます。色鉛筆でその上で衣装さんと相談して、実現可能な衣装にしていただいているのです。

魔訶さんの衣裳は、他のメンバーの皆さんと比べてとても重そうで複雑に感じられます。他の皆さんと比べて、軽く動きやすい衣裳ではなく、重い衣裳を選ぶのはなぜでしょうか。 (ゲームの重装甲と軽装甲のように、魔訶さんはいつも重装甲を着ているように思います。)

魔訶:Tシャツとかジャージとかで表現しきれるのであればそれで構わないと思います。何もない休日とかがコンセプトならそうなるかも知れませんし、ただ今回も前回も前々回も前々前回もそうでなかったわけです。なのでこれからもコンセプトによっては当然のように重装甲です。

Prometheusの新しい衣裳やヘアメについて、メンバーの皆さんそれぞれ、特に見てほしいポイントや、お気に入りの所は、どんな所でしょうか?

怜: ポニーテール!。
PP: 腹筋。
清:丈短いジャケット可愛くない?
世界:肩と背中ですかね。いやらしい目で見てもらって大丈夫です。

  ホンモノの音楽は、人々の「本物」の感情を大切にしてくれています。ご自身について、誰かに本当のこと(本当の気持ち)を話すのが難しいと思うことはありますか?それはどんなことでしょうか?

魔訶: 難しいも何も殆ど出来ないです。信頼とかとは別にして。仮にそれが学校であったり仕事であったり、本当の事を偽る機会は無数にあると思っています。でも私にはステージがあり、パチモンには私たちがいるので大丈夫です。
怜:人の顔色伺って言葉にとても気をつけながら話してきるので誰に対しても無理ですね笑
PP: いつもできています!オラァ!!
清:包み隠せない性格なのでないですね……
世界:ありのままの自分って誰もが基本的には受け入れてもらえないと思っているので、自分の気持ちとのバランスが大事だなとよく思います。

この秋はライブや撮影で、都内で一週間の共同生活をされたと拝見しました。一週間メンバーの皆さんで一緒に過ごして、特に楽しかった思い出や、意外だった出来事、印象的なことなどはありますか?

魔訶: めっちゃ楽しかったんですけどめっちゃ疲れました。
怜:ずっと一緒はお腹いっぱいですね。
PP: 世界さんに毎日死ぬほど詰められて毎日泣かされて本当に怖かったですけど、たまに見せる優しさにちょっとほろっとしたりもしました。
清:毎日死ぬほど笑って楽しかった。ただ家に階段あるって不便ですね。
世界:皆んなでご飯食べたりお酒飲んだり楽しかったですね。PPのことは詰めてません笑

世界さんへ、2月15日の生誕ライブに向けて、意気込みを教えてください。

世界:この日の会場「三国ヶ丘FUZZ」は僕が大阪で初めてライブをしたライブハウスで、一時期そこで働いていたこともあったり、個人的にはとても思い入れの深い場所なんです。そこで自分の生誕ライブができるということがとても嬉しいですし、ファンのみんなにも楽しんでもらえたらとても幸せです。会場でお待ちしてます!

ホンモノは大阪を拠点に活動されていますが、大阪の良いところ、おすすめポイントを教えてください。その理由もお願いいたします。

魔訶: 天界住みなんであんまり分からないですけど、たこ焼きが美味しいらしいですよ。
怜:人情の街!変な人が多いんで楽しいですよ。
PP: 北欧館という有名なスパがあります。とてもおすすめと聞いています!!
清:良いライブハウス多いですね。
世界:岸和田競輪ってのがありましてね…

影響を受けたアーティスト・ミュージシャンと、その理由(どんなところから影響を受けたか、どんなところが好きか、など)を教えてください。

魔訶: わかる人には速攻で分かると思うのですが、、MALICE MIZERです。
怜:Xが大好きでした。今も大好きです。
PP: 王者ことYngwie Malmsteen????
清:Mark kingに憧れてベースを初めて、後は色んな人の良いところをピックアップした感じですね。
世界:JanneDaArcさんに憧れてバンドを始めました。

魔訶さんへ、好きな動物は何でしょうか?その理由も教えて頂きたいです。

魔訶:私ハリネズミが好きです。なんかふっくらしてて可愛い見た目なのにめっちゃ針ささるんですよ。しかも走るの早いし。可愛いです

怜さんへ、音楽以外のことで、お休みの日などに何か夢中になっていることや趣味はありますか?

怜:スキンケアですかね。課金してます。

PPさんへ、使用されているギターについて紹介して頂けますでしょうか?ホンモノの曲を弾くときにそのギターを選んだ理由も教えて頂きたいです。

PP: Skervesenというポーランドのメーカーのギターを弾いてます。理由は弦が7本あるからです!!

清さんへ、ベーシストとして活動する中で最も楽しいと思うことは何でしょうか?

清: 他の楽器に比べて自由度が高いなと思ってます。ギターなら最低限コード弾かないといけないとか、ドラムならこのリズムパターンは必須でその上で自分を表現すると思うんですけど、ベースはベースライン弾くだけでもいいし、コード上の音を使って遊んでもいいしみたいな。

世界さんへ、競馬がとてもお好きだと拝見していますが、競馬を好きになったきっかけを教えて頂けますか?

世界: 元々ゲームセンターの競馬のメダルゲームが好きでよく遊んでいたり、有名な馬は知ってるくらいには家で中継を見たりはしていて、成人してから先輩に競馬場に連れて行ってもらって、そこから競馬をやるようになりました。知れば知るほど競馬が楽しくなって、今やもう中央競馬も地方競馬も海外競馬までどっぷりです笑

タトゥーを入れたことはありますか(もしくはタトゥーを入れてみたいと思うことはありますか)。もしも、いつかタトゥーを入れるとしたら、どんな絵柄にしてみたいですか?

魔訶: 入れた事は無いですし、あまり考えた事が無いです。痛いの嫌いなんで。
怜:入れません!無理です。
PP:背中に滝を登る鯉を彫りたいですね。 
清:ないですね。興味もないかも。
世界:入れたいと思ったことは何度もありますが、温泉入れなくなっちゃうんで入れてないです。

2023年に最も大変だったこと、苦労したことは何でしょうか?その理由も教えてください。

魔訶: 現在進行形で大変なんですけど、なんでしょう、、うーーん。。難しい大変でもなんだかんだみんなで笑えてるので。
怜: バンドのことは常に大変で苦労してます。常に悩みまくってます。
PP: 先日メイクの集合時間の8分前に起きたときです!
清:皆に興味持ってもらえるようにどうすればいいのか毎日大変です。
世界:今年はありがたいことにツアーを回らせてもらうことが多かったので、体調管理が大変でしたかね。

ライブの前にメンバー全員で円陣を組んでいる映像を拝見したことがあります。ライブ直前にはどんな話や掛け声などをしていますか?

ホンモノ:その時々に必要な言葉と、この場所をホンモノにするぞ。その気合いを入れています

個人的に「ライブ前には必ずこれをする」ということは何かありますか?

魔訶: こめかみを両方の指でぐりぐりします。これが今からライブで表現者になるきっかけだったりします。
怜:何も食べないをやってます。ハングリーなライブがしたいんでね。
PP: 手のひらに指で人って漢字を書いて飲み込みます。緊張がほぐれます。
清:ストレッチくらいかなぁ。
世界:タバコを吸って一旦落ち着いて「やるぞ」という気持ちを作ってからステージに上がるようにしています。ちなみに最近紙タバコからiQOSに変えました。

2023年を振り返って、漢字一文字で表すと何でしょうか?その理由も教えてください。

魔訶: 借です。恩や力、色んなものをお借りしましたので。
怜: 車 盤車を買いました笑
PP: 税です。清水寺のひとが言ってました!!
清:悩。色んな事に悩んでるので。
世界:旅ですかね。いろんなところでライブしたんで。

2023年で一番楽しかった思い出は何でしょうか

魔訶: やっぱり個人的には1週間メンバーと住んだ事ですかね。ワンマンやライブも色々ありましたが。あんまり知らない一面を知れた期間でもありましたし。
怜: スタッフ、メンバー込みのホンモノ全員で笑ってる時が好きです。移動中にみんなで腹抱えて笑ってる時間ががとても幸せでいい思い出です。
PP: 思い出したら書きます!!!
清:機材車の中での会話ですね。
世界:大阪MUSEのワンマンですかね。

2024年はどんな年にしたいですか?

魔訶: 苦しいより楽しい、幸せがもっと多くなれば良いなと思います。
怜: そろそろ報われたい。
PP: 良い年になったらいいと思います!!
清:今の8倍ベース上手くなりたい。
世界:自分と周りも、皆んなが良い年になったらいいなと思います。

3年目のホンモノの活動に向けて、目標や意気込みを教えて頂けたら幸いです。

魔訶: パチモンの輪が広がり、その人たちをもっと凄い場所へ、もっともっと上へ私が連れて行きます。
怜: もっとキャパシティ上げて行きたい!色んな意味で大きくなりたいです。
PP: がんばります!!!
清:皆に愛されるよう頑張るね。
世界:1人でも多くの人に知ってもらえるように頑張ります。

最後にファンの皆さんに向けて、メッセージをお願い致します。

魔訶: 自分自身が幸せになる為に、私に心を開きなさい。
怜: いつもありがとう!これからもついておいでね
PP: このインタビュー書くの結構大変でした。
清:いつもありがとう。
世界:いつもありがとう。生誕ワンマン、遊びに来てね。


One of the charms of HONMONO’s songs is that they relate to the feelings of pain and sadness, the things you want to say out loud but can’t. HONMONO speaks for you the words you really wanted to say. The new song Prometheus has also become a hot topic with its innovative, beautiful and impressive music video.
This time JROCK’N’ROLL interviewed HONMONO for the third time and we talked about their new songs, their enthusiasm for the third year of their activities and many other funny anecdotes! Please check it out, not only for fans(Pachimons) of HONMONO, but also for those who want to know more about HONMONO!


First of all, thank you for this 3rd interview! I’m really happy that we still can enjoy the music of HONMONO. For those who haven’t discovered HONMONO yet, please tell a funny story about each other. 

魔訶(Maka): 
➡ REY: He is a strong and beautiful person, he is also sometimes careless (but cute) personality and a wonderful smile. He also can talk about interesting things. His charm is hard to find on SNS etc.
➡ PP: He might feel as a person you don’t understand, but that’s not true. He keeps saying things which aren’t funny…until you laugh. That’s how he is. 
➡ Kiyo: It’s no exaggeration to say that he was born with the energy of laughter from the entire universe, and he is the reincarnation of the God of Laughter.
➡ Sekai: I often see people messing with him at gatherings, but actually he is an interesting person. If you like simple humor, please check him out.

怜(REY):
➡ MAKA: He is probably someone special. We may not see his true identity yet, but I’m sure if it’s the time we will receive his full identity. 
➡ PP: He is a very elusive and mysterious person in the band. Despite this, he is full of humanity and charming  when you get to know him one-on-one. I’m sure he would realize this if he could take a step forward.
➡ Kiyo: He is a surprisingly clumsy person. If he could live a little more skillfully, he could save himself in many ways, but I think that is part of his charm.
➡ Sekai: He is a behind-the-scenes force to be reckoned with. He is like a tranquilizer for everyone. The power hierarchy of HONMONO seems to be established by Sekai-san.
He has the power to change the atmosphere to his own color, which is different from the power of receptiveness, and HONMONO is helped and saved by it.

PP: 
➡ Maka: He is white. 
➡ REY: He is a leader.
➡ Kiyo: He is a bassist.
➡ Sekai: He is the greatest person in our band and I can’t ever surpass him.

清(Kiyo):
➡ Maka: People often misspell the kanji in his name (※for example「摩訶」is not correct.  「魔訶」is correct.)
➡ REY: Usually when he post on SNS there are typos 
➡ PP: Surprisingly natural guy. Which is kind of cute. 
➡ Sekai: Pure and innocent. Tough on national power

世界(Sekai):
➡ Maka: Out of everyone, I’ve been with him the longest.
➡ REY: He is a reliable leader.
➡ PP: People tend to think he is a strange person, but he is a kind person.
➡ Kiyo: He’s a stoic when it comes to laughter as he is about bass.

Please tell us how your feelings have changed since reaching your 2nd anniversary, and which things feel impressive if you look back on your activities of those years.

魔訶(Maka):I‘m standing with a much stronger spirit on stage than before. I often hated myself and felt regretful. But lately I feel like I’m the best!. Otherwise we wouldn’t be able to make this place HONMONO.
怜(REY): To me it has become much clearer about what I can and what I cannot do when it comes to what I want to do. It’s still a difficult balance to find, but I like to hold on to my good spirit. 
PP: I think something has changed.
清(Kiyo):I’ve been able to meet and interact with a lot of different people and I think it gave a positive wave in my life. 
世界(Sekai):I guess we can do things now, which I thought were impossible in the past. 

The new song Prometheus is a very impressive song. Please tell us about the anecdotes during the creation of the song, the thoughts you put into the lyrics, and what each member keeps in mind about how to perform the song.

A Story about song production:
HONMONO: We can say this every time, but HONMONO songs are really complicated, or rather, there are a lot of difficult things sprinkled inside. There are too many things to explain in detail, because there is an intro, A melody, B melody and chorus…So we don’t know how to explain them well and understandable…】

About the lyrics.
魔訶(Maka):What goes through your mind after you have read these lyrics for the first time? I wrote them in a way that the reader will be able to decide whether the ending will be happy or bad. So, personally, I would be happy if the person I created resembles us over there.

About the song writing:
PP: I worked on it with all my might!

About the song performance.
魔訶(Maka):I focus on the embodiment of suffering. It is not only kind words that save us. There is also pain that can be saved by wounds.
怜(REY):It’s difficult to perform.
PP:  I played with everything I got inside.
清(Kiyo):We’ve packed it with all the techniques we can do.
世界(Sekai):It was seriously difficult and I’m grateful to modern technology.

Please introduce The glass prison to us as well. Please tell us about the anecdotes during the creation of the song, the thoughts you put into the lyrics, and what each member keeps in mind about how to perform the song.

A Story about song production:
HONMONO: It’s all about the characterized rhythm.

About the lyrics.
魔訶(Maka): This lyric is a little too much. I put myself out there too much, or something. But I don’t regret writing it. There were times like this.

About the song writing:
PP: I worked on this with all my might as well!

About the song performance.
魔訶(Maka):It may be a funny expression, but I am gouging out a wound. As if begging for forgiveness for something. I try to make it look like I’m standing on the edge. 
怜(REY):Personally, I’m happy that I was able to do something that I wanted to do, but at the same time I’m worried that it’s difficult.
PP:  I played this one also with everything I got inside.
清(Kiyo):It’s a song that is easy to express the HONMONO atmosphere, so I play it to match that atmosphere.
世界(Sekai):I did my best, even though it was like 7 beats… I think it turned out to be an emotional drum.

The Music video for Prometheus is also very impressive and shocking as well. It really hit my heart to see the animation of a man hitting the woman with his guitar and that the woman still wanted to give a present. It seems like unconditional love, codependency, true love or something.The man looks like a bandman and the woman looks like a fan of him. Could you please tell us more about the concept ideas and meaning behind the MV?

HONMONO: We left room for imagination, it may be unconditional love, codependency, true love, or something.Of course, it’s not limited to this song, but it’s very important what you think, so whatever you think is correct.

The MV of Prometheus shows a cool and wonderful appearance of all the members.Also the magnificent atmosphere  looks very beautiful in a way that is completely different from previous MVs. Please tell us anecdotes about the MV shooting, what was fun, what was difficult, etc.

魔訶(Maka):I guess the hardest part was that it was a full CG project, so I couldn’t really predict what to expect. But when it was finished, I was really impressed. The hardest part was the costumes.
怜(REY):I was very anxious about the first attempt at CG, but I ended up grinning a lot lol.
PP: I forgot so many things during the shoot, I was so nervous.
清(Kiyo):It was difficult to shoot without being able to see the final video. It was a journey to find the best in myself.
世界(Sekai):The director was good at raising the tension, so I had a lot of fun filming it, and I think it came out cool.

HONMONO has shown us various beautiful visual costumes until now, but the new costumes and hair styles are different, innovative, impressive, and are very attractive. I’m mostly impressed by Maka’s beautiful costume, it’s a very amazing Angel/God looking appearance which totally impressed me. It also looks amazing live. How and why did you come with the idea for this appearance? Please tell us a little bit more about it. 

魔訶(Maka):At first, we discuss ideas for costumes with everyone, and decide on the concept by saying things like “Let’s do this”. After deciding, I draw it in my sketchbook while thinking about the necessary elements with colored pencils. After that, we discuss it with our costume designer and come up with a costume that is realistic. 

Also Maka’s costumes are always “huge” and “complicated” in comparison to the other members. Why do you always decide for such a “heavy” costume and not a “light” costume than the other members?  (like heavy and light armor in games, Maka is always wearing heavy armor)

魔訶(Maka):I think it’s fine as long as it can be expressed through a T-shirt or jersey. If the concept was an empty holiday, it might be that way. However, it wasn’t like that this time, last time, the time before last, and the time before last. So from now on, depending on the concept, it will naturally be heavily armored.

Regarding Prometheus “new visual”, what do each member want us to notice about the new visuals?

怜(REY): My Ponytail!
PP: My Abs.
清(Kiyo): Isn’t my short jacket cute?
世界(Sekai): My Shoulders and my backside. It’s okay if you look at me with naughty eyes. 

Because HONMONO is a band who shares “true” feelings of people. Are there any topics for yourself you feel talking about with others is difficult? If so, please tell us more about it.

魔訶(Maka): I can’t do almost anything difficult. Apart from trust whether it’s at school or work, I believe there are countless opportunities to lie about the truth. But I have a stage, and Pachimon has us, so it’s okay.
怜(REY):I’m always so careful about what I say to others and I try to read their opinions. So I always think it’s impossible to say my true feelings to anyone(lol)
PP: I can always say my true feelings! Oh my!!
清(Kiyo):I don’t have it. Because I have a personality that I can’t hide my feelings…
世界(Sekai):I don’t think anyone will accept me as I am, so I often think that it’s important to have a balance with my own feelings.

I read that all members lived together for a week in Tokyo this fall for concerts and photoshoots. Do you have any particularly fun memories, unexpected events, or memorable moments from the week you spent together?

魔訶(Maka):It was very fun, but  I was tired at the same time.
怜(REY): Being together makes me very satisfied
PP: I was really scared because Sekai-san was pushing me to death every day and made me cry every day, but I also felt a little relieved by the kindness he sometimes showed me.
清(Kiyo):I had so much fun laughing to death every day. It’s just inconvenient to have stairs at home.
世界(Sekai):Everyone had fun eating and drinking together. About what PP said, I didn’t do that(laugh)

Sekai please tell us your enthusiasm for your birthday ONEMAN live on February 15th!

世界(Sekai):That day venue “Mikunigaoka FUZZ” is the live venue where I performed for the very first time in Osaka and I even worked there for a while. So it’s a place that I’m personally very fond of. I’m very happy to be able to perform my birthday live there, and I’d be very happy if my fans could enjoy it too. We’ll be waiting for you at the venue!

What’s the best thing about Osaka and please tell us the reason.

魔訶(Maka): I don’t know much about it since I live in heaven, but apparently the takoyaki is delicious.
怜(REY):A city of humanity! It’s fun because there are so many weird people.
PP: There is a famous Onsen called 北欧館. I hear it’s highly recommended! ! [JRNR: the onsen is closed now]
清(Kiyo):There are a lot of good live houses.
世界(Sekai): There is Kishiwada Keirin…

Please tell us about the artist/musicians which you admire the most and inspired you and why you like them so much.

魔訶(Maka):I think people who understand it will be able to understand it quickly, so 
怜(REY): I loved X. I still love it.
PP: Yngwie Malmsteen aka the champion????
清(Kiyo):I first started playing bass because I admired Mark King, and since then I’ve picked up the good points of many people.
世界(Sekai):I started a band because I admired Janne Da Arc.

Maka, Do you actually love animals? If so, which Animal do you love the most and why?

魔訶(Maka):I like hedgehogs. It’s kind of plump and looks cute, but it’s really sticky. And it runs fast. Is the cute 

REY, when you aren’t busy with music, what do you love to do on a normal day?

怜(REY): Skin care, I guess. I’m paying for it.

PP, could you tell us more about the guitars you use and why they are good for playing the songs HONMONO plays. 

PP: I play a guitar made by a Polish manufacturer called Skervesen. The reason is that this type has 7-strings! !

Kiyo, what do you enjoy the most about being a bassist? 

清(Kiyo):I think it has a lot of freedom compared to other instruments. If you play the guitar, you have to play at least a chord. For drums, this rhythm pattern is essential, and I think you need  it to express yourself. For bass, it’s okay to just play the bass line, or you can play around with the sounds on the chords.

Sekai, you really love  “horse races” and to bet on them, but could you please tell us the story about how you got hooked on “horse races”. 

世界(Sekai):I’ve always liked medal games for horse racing at game centers, and I often play them, and I know all about famous horses, so I watch them live at home. When I became an adult, my seniors took me to the racetrack, and that’s when I started to follow racing as well. The more I know about horse racing, the more I enjoy it, and now I’m fully into central horse racing, local horse racing, and overseas horse racing lol.

■  Do any of you have tattoos or thoughts about getting one? If so, show us and tell us about it. If not please tell us if you want one and what kind of tattoo you wish for.

魔訶(Maka):I’ve never got one and I haven’t thought about it as well. I don’t like pain. 
怜(REY):I can’t put one! That’s impossible.
PP: I would like to carve a carp climbing a waterfall on my back.
清(Kiyo):Not really. Maybe I’m not interested
世界(Sekai):There have been many times I’ve wanted one, but I love to go to the hot springs, and since hot springs usually forbids them, I can’t get one, because I can’t go to the hot springs anymore.

What’s the most difficult thing you faced in 2023 and please tell us the reason.

魔訶(Maka): It’s difficult because it’s still ongoing, but I don’t know what it is, hmm. . difficult. Even though it’s tough, we’re all able to laugh together somehow.
怜(REY): Being in a band is always complicated and difficult. I’m always worried about various things.
PP: The other day I woke up 8 minutes before the makeup meeting time!
清(Kiyo):Every day I struggle with what I can do to get everyone interested.
世界(Sekai):Thankfully, I was able to tour a lot this year, so it’s always difficult to keep up with your good health.

I have seen a video of all the members forming a circle before a concert. What kind of talk or shouting do you do right before the concert? 

HONMONO: We make the place HONMONO with the words we need at that time. we’re putting that spirit into it

Is there anything that you personally always do before a concert?

魔訶(Maka):Gripping my temples with both fingers. This is sometimes the beginning of becoming a live expressive person from now on.
怜(REY): I won’t eat anything. I want to stand hungry on the stage. 
PP: To write the kanji “人(person)” on my palm and swallow it. It relieves tension.
清(Kiyo):stretching myself.
世界(Sekai):I smoke a cigarette to calm down and create a feeling of “let’s do it” before going on stage. By the way, I recently changed from normal cigarettes to iQOS.

Looking back on 2023, how would you describe it in one kanji? Please also tell me the reason.

魔訶(Maka): 借 “borrow”. I have borrowed your blessings, strength, and many other things.
怜(REY): 車 “car”. I bought a car lol
PP: 税 “Tax”. Someone from Kiyomizu-dera said so! !
清(Kiyo):悩 “Worry”. I’m worried about many things.
世界(Sekai):旅 “Traveling”, huh? We performed live in many places.

What is your most enjoyable memory in 2023?

魔訶(Maka): Personally, when we lived together for a week.
Also various ONEMAN performances and live performances.
It was also a period where I learned about a side of myself that I didn’t know much about.
怜(REY): I like it when all the members of HONMONO, including the staff are laughing. The time we all laughed while we were on the move was a very happy and fond memory.
PP: If I remember, I’ll write it! ! !
清(Kiyo): One of the conversations we had in the equipment car.
世界(Sekai): Osaka MUSE ONEMAN?

What kind of year do you want 2024 to be?

魔訶(Maka): I think it would be better if there was more joy and happiness than pain.
怜(REY): I want to be rewarded soon.
PP: I hope it’s a good year! !
清(Kiyo):I want to become 8 times better at bass than I am now.
世界(Sekai):I hope that I and everyone around me has a good year.

I would appreciate it if you could tell me about your goals and enthusiasm for the third year of HONMONO activities.

魔訶(Maka): The circle of Pachimon expands, taking those people to even greater places and higher. I will take you
怜(REY): I want to increase our capacity even more! I want to grow in many ways.
PP: I’ll do my best! ! !
清(Kiyo): I’ll do my best to be loved by everyone.
世界(Sekai):I will do my best to let as many people as possible know about us.

Lastly, please give a message to your fans.

魔訶(Maka): Open your heart to me in order to make yourself happy.
怜(REY):Thank you as always! Please continue to follow me.
PP: It was quite difficult to answer this interview.
清(Kiyo):Thank you as always.
世界(Sekai): Thank you always, Be sure to come to visit my birthday ONEMAN.

Interiew with Karasu

鴉-カラス- INTERVIEW 2023
By Team JROCK’N’ROLL

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人間の弱さと向き合い、現代社会や人の心を鋭い視点で深く歌い上げ、様々な面で進化を遂げる鴉-カラス-の皆様に、2回目のインタビューを行いました!今回はニューアルバム『スケアクロウ±0』や、2024年6月O-WESTでのワンマンライブ『一矢報いる』などについて伺いました。唯一無二の素晴らしい音楽を創り上げるための真剣な取り組みや、私たちに笑顔をもたらしてくれるユーモアと温かい人間性、困難も乗り越えて走り続ける鴉-カラス-の皆様の言葉をぜひお楽しみください! 鴉-カラス-の皆様、2回目のインタビューの機会をいただき、ありがとうございます!

■2023年12月27日リリースのアルバム『スケアクロウ±0』についてお伺いします。新曲の『鴉のちゅんちゅん行進曲』や『教えて!siriくん。』と共に、これまでの選りすぐりの名曲が詰まった贅沢な音源集となっていると思います。収録曲や曲順を決める際のエピソード、制作において苦労したこと、楽しかったことなど教えていただけたら幸いです。

椋: 今回新しく録った三曲は、エンジニアさんに丸投げではなく自分のデータを自分でeditしたので大変でした。ずっとパソコンに向かっていたのでお尻が痛いです。アルバムの曲順は、いつもなら僕が決めるのですが今回はメンバーが決めました。決めたそうなメンバーが居たんで任せました。笑

幽タ: 今回もカツカツのスケジュールでの制作でしたがレコーディング慣れしたのか大して時間はかかりませんでした。もちろん考えてない訳ではなく、頭の中に浮かんだものがさっと取り出せたり、正確に収録できるようになったという点でこれまでよりまた一段上に登れました。

大地: レコーディングに関しては、細かい編集等を自分たちで行ったので、ギターを弾く時間よりもパソコン作業の長さがちょっと大変でした( ; ; )その分エンジニアさんへの感謝だったり、自分のプレイの課題等も見つけれたので、いい機会になったなと思います。曲順に関しては、私が一番うるさかったです。笑
椋くんが最初曲順組んできてくれたんですけど、最近意識してる流れを意識したらもっと鴉-カラス-の曲たちの良さが出ると思ったし、何よりライブを聴いてるような感覚になって欲しいなって、鴉-カラス-の良さが伝わるんじゃないかなって思って組ませてもらいました♪

拓人: 僕個人はスムーズに作り終えることが出来ました。ただドラムのフレーズ作りを今までとは変え、よりライブでの見え方、見せ方にフォーカスを当てて考えました。パフォーマンス込みでフレーズ作りをしたので、制作期間は筋肉痛と戦っていました笑

『スケアクロウ±0』New song preview『鴉のちゅんちゅん行進曲』、『教えて!siriくん。』、『旅路スケアクロウ±Ver.』の3曲の一部を試聴いただけます。


■『スケアクロウ-1』『スケアクロウ-2』に続いて、次は『スケアクロウ-3』というタイトルを予想していたのですが、『スケアクロウ±0』というタイトルに驚きました。この『±0』には、どんな意味が込められていますか? また、『-1』は『マイナス1』と読むと伺ったことがありますが、マイナスにはどのような意味があるか教えて頂けますでしょうか?

椋: 僕たち鴉-カラス-の原点になるアルバムだと思っているので、全てここから始まる教科書のようなアルバムという意味を込めて±0にしました。「-」というのは当時色んな意味を込めてつけたのですが、、、今思えばシンプルに数字を足していくのが嫌だったんだと思います。笑

幽タ: 諸説あるよね(笑)数字が減るにつれて俺達の音楽が深まるみたいな意味もあったような…

大地:これに関しては、私はわかりません…。笑

拓人: 椋の言った通りですね、、笑
-3という期待を裏切りつつ、今までの鴉-カラス-の集大成であり気持ちを改める作品にする為にマイナスでもプラスでもない0になった。、、、って説が濃厚です(b^_^)b

■全てが名曲だと思いますが、メンバーの皆さんそれぞれが『スケアクロウ±0』の中で特におすすめの1曲を挙げるとしたら、どの曲を選びますか?その理由と、曲紹介をお願いいたします。

椋: なんでしょう。ほとんど僕が作曲した曲ですのでこれだっ!ていうのはちょっと言いづらいですね。それ以外の曲が可哀想じゃないですか。笑

幽タ: 今作収録で選ぶなら「旅路」ですね。理由としては一昨年(2021年)の長期ツアー中にみんなで必死になって作ったからです。
作曲した拓人が移動中の車内で必死に構成練ったり、今では想像つかないくらい収録が下手な自分が苦しみながら録ったギター、そして椋くんの鴉-カラス-への想いを詰め込んだ歌詞(本当に好き)で作られた結晶です。
最初は自分が再加入する時のワンマンで入場特典で配られたんです。
それが大地が入ってLパート(左耳から聴こえる音)のアレンジを加えてくれたり、ギターソロの前半を彼が弾いたりして更に素晴らしい楽曲になり、これで4人の旅路になったし来年の6/18に行われるSpotify O-WESTワンマンに向けて”今こそアルバムに入れるべきでしょ”ってなった経緯もあり選びました。

大地: 悩みますねぇ…。ん〜ん……「トラウマ」かなぁ…!なんかこの曲の何から何まで…すごく好きなんですよねぇ…。笑
私の性癖に刺さるというか…。音源もいいけど…ほんとにライブで感じてほしい!!笑

拓人: もちろん全曲おすすめですが、「鴉のちゅんちゅん行進曲」ですね。タイトルと曲のギャップが好きです笑
騙されたと思って聞いてみてください。


■新曲について紹介をお願いいたします。(歌詞に込めた想いや、楽曲制作時のエピソードなど。)

・『鴉のちゅんちゅん行進曲』
椋: デモから大きく変わりましたね。最初各々のソロとかあったので。笑
曲の方向性が”ライブの一体感”ってところで着地してからは早かったですね。
初披露のライブ前日のスタジオでサビメロがなんか違うってなって、一度持ち帰る時間も無かったのでスタジオでメンバーにコード鳴らしてもらって、その場で何度も歌いながらメロディをつけました。
結局完成したのがライブ当日の朝6時でしたが我ながら天才だなと思いました。

幽タ: 椋くんがスタジオ来る前に満場一致でメロ変えようってなったな…(笑)
本来凄く嫌だと思うんですよ。作曲して一生懸命考えてきたフレーズだろうし昔だったら有り得ないんじゃないかと思うのですが「よっしゃ変えたるわ」って言ってものの10分程度でメロディの土台作り変えて次の日の朝には歌詞も載ってて…本当に尊敬してる。

大地: 今までの鴉-カラス-になかったちょっとミドルテンポの曲で、椋くんにライブ終わりの話してる時によく「こういう曲あったらいいとおもうんだよね」って言ってたのでデモがきた時に”これこれ”ってなったてました♪
ライブでノリをお客さんたちと決めたりしたのを思い出しながらレコーディングしたりで楽しかったです♪

拓人: デモ段階でアレンジを担当しました。
最終的にはギターのリフをスタジオで自分のギターを持ち込んで幽夕、大地と音を合わせながら作っていきました。
オケとメロディーをほぼ同時進行で作っていったので大変でしたが完成して良かったです。

・『教えて!siriくん。』
椋: これはほとんどデモ通りでむしろシンプルになったくらいです。
ちょっとネタバレですが、歌詞は拓人の口癖をいじってる曲かと思いきや社会風刺の歌詞になってます。笑

幽タ: 俺も運転中Apple Watchにヘイsiri使うから耳が痛いわ(笑)どいつもこいつもの一人です(苦笑)

大地: siriくんに関しては、椋くんの面白センスが爆発してる曲ですね。笑
デモを聞いてすごくニコニコできた曲でした!鴉-カラス-は割と真面目にヴィジュアル系が好きな人の集まりだと思っていて、特に歌詞にそれが滲みでてるんですけど、でもいつもすごい笑うしなんかほんとおもしろいのや楽しいのが好きな人たちなんです!もうかっこいい曲や真面目な曲は、鴉-カラス-結成当初からたくさん作ってきてたので、また一つ”楽しいことも好きなんだよ”って伝えられる曲だなって思ってます♪

拓人: 僕のテーマソングです(b^_^)b

■2021年の特典音源としてファンの皆さんからの人気も高い『旅路』は、新たに『-スケアクロウ±0Ver.-』として収録されるということで期待が高まります。『旅路』の新バージョンに込めた想いや、制作時のエピソードを教えて頂けたら幸いです。

椋: これを作った時は2021年とかで当時3人だったので、今の4人の気持ちを再録という意味を込めてアルバムに残したいなと思い収録することにしました。

幽タ: すみません…殆どの内容を先程熱く語ってしまいました(汗)
言い忘れた事があるのなら、自分の今のコンディションでレコーディングし直せたのが嬉しいですね。持ってる人は少ないだろうけど、聴き比べてもらえたら嬉しいです。
椋くんもあの時ミックスマスタリング勉強したてで、今のデわモと聴き比べると凄い上手くなってて感慨深いです。

大地: 最初この「旅路」のイメージって全然鴉-カラス-に合ってないなってっていうのが正直だったんです。この曲だけちょっと浮いてるな…って。でも鴉-カラス-ってすごく不器用で大変なバンドで、加入してからほんといろんなことがあって、そんなこんな乗り越えて迎えたいつぞやかのBlackHoleのワンマンの時に、この曲で泣いたんですよ。笑
椋くんの”優しさ”かなぁ…。寄り添ってくれるっていうか。
不器用なんですけど…まっすぐで優しい人間味溢れる…なんてことをおもうくらいには好きになりました。笑
この曲はその辺も踏まえて、Aメロではたくちゃんとリズムで、幽タさんとはギターソロで、椋くんとはボーカルソロのところをアルペジオで、どのセクションも一緒に最後まで行くぞって気持ちをこめたので、そんなことも思いながら聞いてくれたら嬉しいです♪

拓人: 旅路を作った時は、個人的に精神的にも疲弊していて、私生活にも支障が出て大変な時期だったので、自分自身の応援歌になる曲が欲しかったんです。笑
でもそれがワンマンの最後で演奏されるような大役を任せられる楽曲になったので、作曲者としてはとても嬉しいです。


■2024年3月19日には、高田馬場CLUB PHASEでの四周年記念単独公演『轍』の開催が発表されました。四周年記念公演に向けた想いや、四年という歳月を振り返って思うこと、五年目に向けての気持ちなどを教えて頂けたら幸いです。

椋: 最初の2年間は社会状勢もありまともな活動が出来て無かったので、やっと鴉-カラス-というチームに纏まり今に至っている感じですね。これからが楽しみです。

幽タ: 本当に勘弁してくれよって時代でした。
そんな轍がある俺達だからこそ一枚岩になったなと。
ようやく椋くんらしいライブ出来るようになったし五年目はガンガン巻き返します!

大地: 再始動から数ヶ月で大きい目標ができて、そこからほんとに成長を感じて動けています。応援してくれてる皆さんをはじめ、関わってくださってる人たちのおかげだなぁとありがたいことだなと思っています。目標に向けての節目のライブになりますので、それまでの数ヶ月でもっとおどろかせていきたいです♪

拓人: 4年目の実感が湧きません。笑
でも続けて良かったっておもってます。
5年目の目標は6年目を迎える事ですね。

■2024年6月18日、椋さんのお誕生日に、Spotify O-WESTでのワンマンライブ『一矢報いる』の開催が発表されました。以前のタグ「#そうだ鴉を聴こう」と共に、「#鴉ウエストやるってよ」「#ROADtoOWEST」の新しいタグでSNSも盛り上がっています。WESTに向けての意気込みや、楽しみにしているファンの皆さんへのメッセージをお願いいたします。

椋: 一矢報いましょう。

幽タ: タグ打ち込むの大変だろうにいつもありがとう。
みんなの応援で今の鴉-カラス-が成り立ってます。
俺達も本気でWESTに向けて動いてるからファンの子ともライブ以外でも一体感出せて嬉しいです。

大地: このウエストには鴉-カラス-としての気持ち、そして私自身の気持ちと、いろんな気持ちを持って望む1日になります。全てをこの日にぶつけます。来てくれるみんなの心を動かしてまたその先の道を一緒に見てもらえるように…今はそれだけです。

拓人: バンド史上最大の挑戦です。
鴉-カラス-の今までとこれからを見せます。
応援よろしくお願いします!

■ROAD to O-WESTとして、無料ワンマンや決起集会など、様々な斬新で楽しい企画が開催されています。これまでの企画の中で、特に印象に残った出来事などを教えてください。

椋: ありがたいことに少しずつお客さんが増えていっていること。本当に本当に感謝です。

幽タ: ライブハウスで椋くんの等身大パネルを置く時にどこに置いたらいいか箱のスタッフさんやイベンターさんと相談するんですよ。
うちだけ勝手な事してすみませんって気持ちなのですが、快く受け入れて下さって「鴉-カラス-凄い頑張ってるね!応援してるからできる事あれば言ってね!」なんて激励までして下さる方も居て本当に有難いです。

大地: いつも応援してくれる子はもちろんのこと、そのお友達だったり、他のバンドが好きな子だったり少しずつ輪が広がっていってるのを感じて、すごく嬉しいです。
一緒に頑張ってくれてるのを身近に感じているので、自信を持ってやれているところもあります。いつもありがとう。もっとこの輪が広がっていけたらなって…結果今頑張ってる人たちが、バンドが、お客さんが、一つになる時間が増えるようにがんばりたいです!

拓人: お客さんとの距離が近くなりました。
どのイベントでも企画を行なっていて、ライブの感想がすぐ聞けるので僕たちも嬉しいです。
ちなみにここだけの話、、、椋の等身大パネルは2cm身長を盛ってます(b^_^)b

音楽面だけでなく、ヴィジュアル面でも日々新しく向上していらっしゃる皆さんに、衣裳やファッションなどのこだわりもお伺いしたいと思います。まずは新しい衣裳について。『センチメンタルさいこぱす』のMV公開と共に、新しい衣裳が公開されました。今回の新衣裳やヘアメのこだわり、アピールポイント、お気に入りの所、特に見てほしい所などを教えてください。

椋:ファッションは動きやすいかどうかを重視しています。スキニーとか私服でなるべく履きたくないです。
衣装は長年封印してきた帽子を被りました。

幽タ:私服ではシャツスタイルが多いです。ボタンをつける手間が好きだったりします(笑)
何年も銀髪だったのですが気分転換で青髪にしてみたら好評でした(嬉)

大地:やっぱり露出が少ないとどうもしっくりこなあいなぁって思って今回はお腹を思いっきり出しました♡

拓人:今まではドラマーらしさを意識して衣装を作っていましたが、今回はあまり意識せずに自分の着たい衣装を作ってみました。
メンバーには好評だったので、後はファンの方々にも好評だと嬉しいです笑

■『センチメンタルさいこぱす』MV撮影について、楽しかったことや大変だったことなど、エピソードを教えて頂けたら幸いです。

椋:マネキンがなかなかカメラを向いてくれなくて困りました。照れ屋さんでした。

幽タ:前向かせるの大変だったね(笑)あ!今いい感じに前向いてるから絶対触らないで!!って言うくらいに不安定だった(笑)
個人的な事だと9月頃からトレーニングをしていたので力強い感じがライブや撮影でも出せるようになったので見て欲しいですね。

大地:過去1かっこよくとれた撮影になったかなぁって思います♪久々のメンバーメインだったのでかっこいいところたくさんみてもらえたらいいな♡

拓人:12月の頭の撮影だったので撮影終わった次の日風邪をひきました、、MVもよく見ると鼻水垂らしてるかも?


■普段の私服では、お気に入りのブランドやこだわりポイントなどはありますか?

椋: 僕ら世代はクロムハーツ一強じゃないでしょうか?結構集めましたが未だに欲しいアイテムとかあるので色褪せないですね。

幽タ: Chrome Heartsはたしかに憧れの一つだね。
手が小さくてゴツイのが似合わないのが悔しいから小ぶりなアイテム選ぶしかないんだけど、それでも洗練されてて好き。
私服は気に入るものがあまりないので滅多に買わないです(笑)
ファンの方に頂いた愛ある服を着続けています。

大地:シンプルなもので、なるべくシルエットが男性よりにならないものを選ぶようにしてます♪

拓人: ないです(b^_^)b

■トレーニング、食事制限、美容ケアなどにいて、現在のマイブームはありますか?

椋: 難病になってからトレーニングが出来なくなっていたのですが最近ジョギングからまた始めてます。ライブを含め汗をかくのが好きなので。

幽タ: スキンケア自体は何年も前からやっているのでおかげで実年齢が当てられなくなりました(笑)
WESTワンマンが決まってから身体作りにも精を出すようになり毎日のルーティンとして起きたら練習→筋トレ→プロテインはどんなに忙しくても絶対に欠かさないです。
食事制限は色々やりましたね胃袋が大きかったので何日も食事を抜いて胃を縮める所から始めました。
今ではライブ三日前から水炊き鍋でうっすらポン酢に付けて食べるようにしてます。
病的な様にも見えますがライブ後は死ぬほどカロリー摂っていいという飴もあるので辛くはないです(笑)

大地:食事は食べすぎたら次の日減らすくらいしかしてないです!ハマってるのは、パック化粧水です♪

拓人: 毎日5km走っています

■お気に入りのカラコンはありますか?

椋: ゴッドアイなのでカラコンはしないです。釈迦でぇ〜す。

幽タ: あります!しっかり見つめてどこのメーカーか当てて欲しいですね(笑)

大地:今は倖田來未さんがプロデュースされてる奴が一番お気に入りです♡

拓人: 写輪眼が欲しい(b^_^)b

■お気に入りの香水、または日常の中で好きな香りなどはありますか?

椋: 実家の柔軟剤。元々良い匂いなので必要ありません。

幽タ: THE INIMITABLE MR. PENHALIGON EAU DE PARFUMを気に入ってます。
選んだきっかけとして拓人の実家で山羊を飼ってるのでウケ狙いで選んだらハマりました(笑)
大地:CHANELのChanceが一番です♡
拓人: 実家のヤギの匂い(b^_^)b

■「今後、こんな髪色にしてみたい」という色はありますか?

椋: テクノカット

幽タ: 今後のネタバレになっちゃいそうですね(笑)
もしかしたら来年の誕生日には二色使いになってそうです(笑)

大地:黒からのシルバーのグラデーションとか紫のグラデーションがやりたいです♡

拓人: 黒髪

■ご自身のヴィジュアルやファッションにおいて、最も重視していること、大切にしている点は何でしょうか?

椋: 自分に似合っているかどうか。なので僕は私服はストリートブランドを愛用しています。

幽タ: 清潔感を重視して街中を歩いても職務質問されない格好を心掛けています。

大地:女の子かと思ったって言われるのを狙ってるかもしれないですw

拓人: なるべく一般社会に溶け込めるような服装を心がけています(b^_^)b

■2023年を振り返って、どのような一年になったでしょうか?一年を振り返って、特に印象的だった思い出や、今年はこれが変わったなと思うことなどを教えてください。

椋: 1月〜5月までは精神的にキツかったですね、6月〜12月はそんなの忘れちゃうくらい楽しかったですけど。

幽タ: 同じく上半期キツかった…1月かな?椋くんにバンドきついわ辞めたい…って話したら鼓舞されたんだけど、去年は俺が椋くんを励ましてたのでバンドって作業以外も心でも助け合いがあって絆が深まるんだなって(笑)
下半期は大地と二人で飲みに行く楽しさを覚えてしまったのでウズウズする気持ちを抑えています(笑)
あとは拓人も一緒に体を絞るようになってくれて嬉しいですね!

大地:やっとみんな揃って一つのことに向かう目標をもてたので、それに向かって頑張ってる今がほんとに楽しいし、生きてるなって思います。6月にちゃんと笑えるようにがんばります!!

拓人: 2023年はO-WEST公演を決めた年ですね笑
それによって人生少し変わったといっても過言じゃないかもしれません。
身体はだいぶ絞ってます(b^_^)b

■2024年はどんな一年にしたいか、目標や意気込みを教えて頂けたら幸いです。

椋: ROADtoOWEST掲げた目標以上の結果を残したいです。よろしくお願いします。

幽タ: 全てを賭けて取り組めてます。失う物もあったけど新しい力も得られました。
幸せは苦しみの中から作り出すんだなと改めて感じたので死に物狂いで戦います。

大地:もちろん鴉-カラス-として掲げた目標ではありますが、他にもたくさんの想いをこめて向かってるO-WEST、そしてその先へ1日1日を大事に生きたいです。

拓人: 来年はとりあえずO-WEST公演の成功を。
その為に僕らがやる事は既に決まっていますが、その先の新しい目標もメンバーと考えていきたいです。

■最後に、読者の皆さん、ファンの皆さんへのメッセージをお願いいたします。

椋: らぶ。

幽タ: 最後まで読んでくれてありがとう。
そしていつも俺達の活動を支えてくれてありがとう。
2024年6月18日のWESTワンマンみんなで作り上げよう!

大地:いつも読んでくれてるみなさん、初めましてのみなさんも最後まで読んでくれてありがとうございます!鴉-カラス-史上、最大の挑戦。ぜひ鴉-カラス-を一度体験しに来てみてください!いつでもまってます♡

拓人:(b^_^)b

We interviewed KARASU for the second time, the Visual Kei band that confronts human weaknesses. Vocalist Ryo sings deeply from a sharp perspective of modern society to the hearts of people. KARASU are currently evolving in many ways!  This time we asked KARASU about their new album “Scarecrow±0” and their one-man live performance “一矢報いる” in June 2024 at O-WEST. Please enjoy the words of KARASU, who do their best to create unique and wonderful music, including humour and the warmth of humanity that brings smiles to our faces. Despite the many hardships KARASU have faced, they have decided to continue their journey!

Your new album 『スケアクロウ±0(SCARECROW±0)』was released on December 27th 2023. Could you tell us more details about this album?

椋 (Ryo): The recording our three new songs was a personal challenge for me, because  instead of leaving it up to a professional engineer, I edited all the raw data myself. My butt even started to hurt because I was sitting on my chair all the time.
Another thing to mention is that I’m usually the one who decides the song order on our albums. But this time we decided it together or rather there was one member who had it all imagined in his mind and we went for his choice(laugh)

幽タ (Yuhta): This time as well we had a tight recording and production schedule, but we didn’t need more time than we scheduled. Probably too because we got used to recording. It’s not that I and we don’t pay attention to recording something good, but personally speaking I got used to quickly retrieving what pops into my head and to record it accurately, which is a growth point for myself. 

大地 (Daichi):Regarding the recording, we did the detailed editing etc, by ourselves. The time we spent on the computer was longer and more difficult than the time I spent recording my guitar parts( ; ; )
It was a good opportunity, because now I’m able to express my gratitude to all engineers and I was even able to find improvement points in my own parts.
Actually I was the one who was most picky about the song order (laugh)
In fact Ryo put the songs in order at first, but I had already a flow in my mind which I was sure to be able to bring out the best of 鴉-カラス- (KARASU’s) music even more. Also it gave me a strong feeling as if you were listening to a real live show. I wanted it like that and I was really sure that it would convey the goodness of 鴉-カラス- (KARASU).   

拓人 (Takuto):  Personally, I was able to finish my parts smoothly. However the thing I changed was the way how I created the drum phrases, this time my focus was more on how it would look and feel during our present live shows as well. Because I created lots of phrases which are included at our live shows as well I was battling muscle pain during the recording period. (laugh)


Could you please explain why the album is called “±0” and not “-3”?

椋 (Ryo): This album is the starting point for us as 鴉-カラス- (KARASU), so I gave it a rating of ±0, to give it a textbook-like feeling album with the sense of that everything starts from here. Before I used the “-” to express various meanings, but now that I’m thinking of it I don’t like the idea of simply adding up numbers. (laugh)

幽タ (Yuhta):  There are various theories (laugh), there is also a meaning of as the number decreased our music deepened. 

大地 (Daichi): I don’t know about this…(laugh)

拓人 (Takuto): It’s as Ryo said. (laugh).  While betraying the expectation of “-3”, it is the culmination of all the 鴉-カラス- (KARASU’s) album releases, so we wanted it to be a release that changes everyone’s feelings, so it became a “0(zero)”, which is nether a negative nor a positive number(b^_^)b   

Which song of 『スケアクロウ±0(SCARECROW±0)』 would you recommend?

椋 (Ryo):  It is difficult. It is impossible to choose because I composed more of the songs. That’s why it’s impossible just to choose one. Also if I would say “this one” I would feel sorry for the other songs. 

幽タ (Yuhta):  My choice would be 「旅路(Tabiji)」. Because we worked so hard on this song during our long tour in 2021. Takuto composed the song and did his best to even compose the song in the car while we were touring around. I even notice that my guitar recording wasn’t good. So I did do my best to re-record it with the greatest sound ever.
The lyrics feel like a crystal because Ryo wrote them filled with all his feelings for 鴉-カラス- (KARASU)(I love the lyrics).
And because I rejoined 鴉-カラス- (KARASU), the song was given as a bonus at our ONEMAN.
And Daichi added the arrangement for the L part (The sound you hear only the left side). He also played the first half of the guitar solo, which turned the song into an even more amazing track.
It was the journey of the four of us and we chose to include the song because we thought “It’s time to include it on the album as well” in preparation for our Spotify O-WEST ONEMAN show which we plan to hold on June 18th 2024.

大地 (Daichi): I wonder which song it will be. I wonder if it’s “トラウマ(TRAUMA)” I really like everything about this song… (laugh) I guess it also touches my characteristics… The song is really good… I really want you to hear and see it live!

拓人 (Takuto): Of course I do recommend all the songs, but I’d say 「鴉のちゅんちゅん行進曲(Karasu no Chunchun Koushinkyoku)」I love the gap between the title and the song lol. Please listen to it if you think you’ve been tricked.

Please introduce your new songs to us. 
・『鴉のちゅんちゅん行進曲
椋 (Ryo):  This song changed a lot since its demo. At first each of us had a solo as well (smile) When we finally landed on the song direction of “a sense of live unity” the song shaped its face quickly. When we were at the studio just a day before our live show to play this song I realised that the chorus melody was different which I couldn’t fix alone anymore, so we ended up to play chords in the studio and I sang the song over and over while writing the melody… in the end we completed the song at 6am, the day of the show. But for me this song was a genius created song.

幽タ (Yuhta):  Even before Ryo entered the studio we already decided to change the melody…(laugh) I thought that he didn’t want to change the melody. Probably because it was a phrase that he spent hours on composing. I didn’t think that he could say yes, but he said  “Okay, I’m gonna change it”. And he was able to change the melody base in about 10 min and the lyrics were completed and fixed the next morning… I really respect Ryo for that.

大地 (Daichi):It’s a middle-tempo song that  鴉-カラス- (KARASU) never created before. I often talk to Ryo after our shows ended about how I would love and imagine how our new future songs would be. So when Ryo came with this demo, I thought “This is it”♪ 
It was fun to record the song while remembering how we decided the rhythm with our fans at our shows♪ 

拓人 (Takuto): I was also in charge of the arrangement during its demo stage. In the end I created the guitar riff by bringing my own guitar into the studio and combining the sounds together with Yuhta and Daichi. It was a lot of work to create the orchestra and melody almost simultaneously, but I’m glad we were able to complete it.

・『教えて!siriくん。』
椋 (Ryo): This song is almost exactly the same as the original demo, or it became more simple than the demo. A bit of a spoiler, the lyrics of the song are a social satire, thinking the song is teasing Takuto’s habit of speaking out of turn.

幽夕(Yuhta):I also use Hey Siri on my Apple watch while driving. So I understand the lyrics well(lol) And I feel like those lyrics are talking about people include me (bitter smile) 

大地 (Daichi):  As for Siri, the song is an explosion of Ryo’s interesting sense of humour.(laugh) I was able to smile a lot when I heard the demo of this song! We as  鴉-カラス- (KARASU) are a band who are serious about visual kei, and that’s especially evident in the lyrics, but we always have lots of laugh and fun together as well and like things which are really interesting and fun, that’s how we are. As  鴉-カラス- (KARASU) we have created lots of cool and serious songs since we formed, so I think this is one of our songs to show people that we like “funny” things as well.

拓人 (Takuto): This song is my theme song(b^_^)b

Because『旅路(Tabiji)』 is a re-recording, the expectations of your fans are surely high. So please tell us some more details about this song.

椋 (Ryo): When we created this song it was the year of 2021 and we were only with the three of us. So we wanted to record it as we want to share it with the feelings of the four of us now.

幽タ (Yuhta): Sorry… I already talked a lot about it passionately earlier.(sweat) But there is still something I forgot to mention. I’m glad that I was able to re-record it in my current condition. I don’t think many fans have both versions, but if you can I would like it if you could listen to both versions and compare both. Ryo-kun also was just learning how to master mixing, so I’m sure if you compare it you will be as deeply moved as me, how much better the song has become. 

大地 (Daichi): To be honest… At first I thought that『旅路(Tabiji)』doesn’t suit 鴉-カラス- (KARASU) at all. 
This song is the only one that stands out to me… however 鴉-カラス- (KARASU) is a very clumsy and not easy band and lots of things happened since I joined, but when we all overcame all difficulty this song made me cry when we finished our ONEMAN show at Ikebukuro Blackhole. I wonder if it’s Ryo-kun “kindness’ ‘.  I mean he’s always there for us, he is clumsy, honest, kind and full of humanity. So I came to like this song so much(smile). I was thinking about that when I re-record this song, the rhythm in the first verse with Taku-chan, a guitar solo with Yuta, and an arpeggio with Ryo as a vocal solo, so I felt like every section was going to go all the way to the end together. I’ve put a lot of thought into it, so I’d be happy if you could think about that while listening to it♪

拓人 (Takuto): At the time we created 『旅路(Tabiji)』, I was going through a difficult period of personal and emotional exhaustion, and my personal life was also suffering, so I wanted a song that would be a cheering song for myself(smile) But it turned out to be a song that I was entrusted with a major role to be played at the end of that one-man show, so I am very happy as a composer.


On March 19th, 2024 you will held your 4th anniversary ONEMAN show 『轍』 at Takadanobaba CLUB PHASE. Please tell us your feelings and how you look back at those 4 years and how you see your upcoming 5th year. 

椋 (Ryo):  For the first two years due COVID we weren’t able to do any proper activities, but now we finally got together as a band called 鴉-カラス- (KARASU). I’m looking forward to our future. 

幽タ (Yuhta): The first years really was tough and we even needed to take a break. But I think we faced such a difficult time we became this strong and we are finally able to perform live shows which are typical Ryo-kun. We’re gonna make a big great comeback in our fifth year. 

大地(Daichi):  In the few months since our restart, I’ve been able to make some big goals and really feel like I’ve grown and moved on from there. I am grateful for the support of everyone who has been supporting me and the other people who are involved. This will be a milestone live for us towards our goal, so we want to surprise you even more in the months leading up to it♪

拓人 (Takuto): I can’t really believe it was our 4th year. LOL.
But I am glad that we continued.
My goal for the 5th year is to reach the 6th year.

On June 18th 2024  on Ryo’s birthday、 you will hold a one-man live show “一矢報いる” on Spotify O-WEST. Along with your old hashtag “#そうだ鴉を聴こう” on SNS, you also launched new tags such as “#鴉ウエストやるってよ” and “#ROADtoOWEST.” Please tell us your enthusiasm for WEST and a message for the fans who are looking forward to it.

椋 (Ryo):  Let’s give it a shot.

幽タ (Yuhta):  Thank you as always for using the hashtags. Thanks to everyone’s support,  鴉-カラス- (KARASU) has become what it is today.
We’re also seriously working toward O-WEST, so I’m happy to be able to feel a sense of unity with our fans even outside of live shows.

大地 (Daichi):This is a day that I hope to bring many feelings to the O-WEST, my feelings as   鴉-カラス- (KARASU) and my own feelings. I’ll put it all inside this day. I want to move the hearts of everyone who comes and see the road ahead with me…that’s all I can do for now.

拓人 (Takuto):  This is the biggest challenge in our band’s history.
We will show you the past and future of  鴉-カラス- (KARASU).
Please provide us some support!

As ROAD to O-WEST, various innovative and fun projects have been held, such as free one-man shows and kick-off rallies. Please tell us about some of the most memorable events you have organised so far.

椋 (Ryo): Thankfully, the number of fans is gradually increasing. I am really, really grateful.

幽タ (Yuhta):  When I place a life-size panel of Ryo-kun at a live venue, I consult with the staff of the box and the event staff as to where I should place it. I feel like I’m sorry for doing something on my own, but the person who kindly accepted me and even encouraged me by saying things like, “ 鴉-カラス- (KARASU), is doing a great job! I’m rooting for you,  if there’s anything I can do for you, let me know!” I’m really grateful to have you here.

大地 (Daichi): I am very happy to see that the circle is gradually expanding to include not only the fans who always support us, but also their friends and those who like other bands. I feel close to them as they enjoy us together. It makes me feel confident that we can do what we wanna do as well. Thank you for everything. I hope this circle will expand even more…As a result, I would like to do my best we as 鴉-カラス- (KARASU) can grow as a stronger unity together with our fans.

拓人 (Takuto): We are now closer to our fans.
We are happy to hear the feedback from the live performance after every event.
By the way, just between you and me, Ryo’s life-size panel is 2cm taller than himself.(b^_^)b

You are improving and evolving not only your music, but also your visuals and fashion. You all became more beautiful and cool so please tell us what you focus on in your fashion and visual. Along with the release of your MV “Sentimental Psychopath” a new visual also was released. Please tell us something more about the chosen visual. 

椋 (Ryo): When it comes to fashion, I like to keep moving freely. I don’t want to wear skinny jeans as everyday clothes.
As an extra for my costume, I wore a hat that I had kept sealed for many years.

幽タ (Yuhta):  In my personal clothes, I mostly wear shirts. But I do like the hassle of putting on buttons (lol) I also had silver hair for many years, but I decided to change my hair colour to blue and it was well received (I’m happy)

大地 (Daichi): I thought it wouldn’t look good if I didn’t expose too much of my skin, so this time I showed my stomach as much as possible♡

拓人 (Takuto): Up until now, I’ve been making costumes with the drummer’s style in mind, but this time I tried to make a costume that I wanted to wear without thinking too much about it. My choice was well received by the members and I would feel very happy if our fans also loved it.

I would appreciate it if you could tell me anecdotes about the MV filming for “Sentimental Psychopath”, such as what was fun or what was difficult.

椋 (Ryo): It was difficult for the mannequin to face the camera. She was shy.

幽タ (Yuhta):  It was hard to get her(the mannequin) to face forward (lol) “Ah! Now she is  in a good position (face forward), so don’t touch her!”  It was so unstable that I could say that (lol)
Personally, I’ve been training since September, so I’ve been able to give off a strong body feeling at our live shows and my visual looks strong as well, so I’d like you to see it.
大地 (Daichi): I think it was one of the coolest video in the past ♪ It’s been a long time since I’ve been the main member, so I hope you can see a lot of cool things ♡
拓人 (Takuto): The shoot was at the beginning of December, so I caught a cold the next day after shooting.
If you look closely at the MV, my nose might be dripping.


Do you have any favourite brands or particular points for your everyday clothes?

椋 (Ryo): Isn’t Chrome Hearts the best in our generation? I’ve collected quite a bit, but there are still items I want, so it never fades.

幽タ (Yuhta):  Chrome Hearts is definitely a brand of my dreams. 
Anyway I have small hands and it’s frustrating that bulky clothes don’t suit me, so I have no choice but to choose smaller items, but I still like how sophisticated they look.
I rarely buy personal clothes because there aren’t many things I like (lol)
I continue to wear the loving clothes that I received from my fans.

大地 (Daichi): I try to choose something simple and the silhouette doesn’t look like a man’s as much as possible♪

拓人 (Takuto): None(b^_^)b

Do you have any current trends in training, dietary restrictions, beauty care, etc.?

椋 (Ryo): I haven’t been able to train since I got an incurable disease, but I’ve recently started jogging again. I like sweating, including at live performances.

幽タ (Yuhta):  I’ve been doing skin care for many years now, so you can no longer guess my actual age (lol)
After we decided on the O-WEST ONEMAN show, I started working hard on my body, and as part of my daily routine, I wake up and do exercises, muscle training, and then protein, no matter how busy I am.
I tried various dietary restrictions.My stomach was large, so I started by skipping meals for many days to shrink my stomach. I now try to eat it in a pot of mizutaki (water stew) three days before a live concert, dipping it in ponzu (Japanese citrus juice).It may seem morbid, but it’s not hard because I can eat calories to death after the concert. Lol

大地 (Daichi): If I eat too much, I only eat less the next day! What I am addicted to is pack lotion♪

拓人 (Takuto): I run 5km every day.

Do you have a favourite coloured contact lens?

椋 (Ryo): I have god eyes, so I don’t wear coloured contact lenses. It’s Buddha.

幽タ (Yuhta):  Yes! I want you to look closely and guess which manufacturer it is (lol)

大地 (Daichi): Right now, my favourite is the one produced by  Koda Kumi ♡

拓人 (Takuto): I want the Sharingan(b^_^)b

Do you have a favourite perfume or any scent you like in everyday life?

椋 (Ryo): My parents’ fabric softener. It’s not necessary as it already smells good.

幽タ (Yuhta):  I like THE INIMITABLE MR. PENHALIGON EAU DE PARFUM
The reason I chose it was because Takuto’s parents keep goats, so I chose it to be popular, and I got hooked (lol).

大地 (Daichi): CHANEL’s Chance is the best♡

拓人 (Takuto): The smell of goat at my parents’ house(b^_^)b

Is there a certain hair colour that you would like to have in the future?

椋 (Ryo): I want a Techno cut.

幽タ (Yuhta):  Looks like it might be a spoiler for the future (lol)
Maybe next year for my birthday, I’m going to dye my hair with two colours (lol)

大地 (Daichi): I would like to do a gradation from black to silver or purple ♡

拓人 (Takuto): Black hair

What do you value most when it comes to your own visuals and fashion?

椋 (Ryo): Does it suit me? That’s why I love street brands for my private clothes.

幽タ (Yuhta):  I put a lot of emphasis on looking handsome and with a pristine appearance. I try to dress so that a police officer doesn’t stop me when I walk around town.

大地 (Daichi): I like it to try people to say that they thought I was a woman lol

拓人 (Takuto): I try to dress in a way that allows me to blend into society as much as possible(b^_^)b

2023 is coming to an end, but what kind of year has it been?

椋 (Ryo): It was mentally tough from January to May, However the period from June to December was so much fun that I forgot all about it.

幽タ (Yuhta):  The first half was also tough…January? When I told Ryo-kun that the band was too tough for me and that I wanted to quit, he encouraged me. And Last year, I was encouraging Ryo-kun, with that I realised me that if you play in a band that you help each other not only for band stuff, but also for personal and mentally matters, and if you do the bond deepens (lol)
In the second half of the year, I’ve learned how fun it is to go out for drinks with Daichi, so I’m always looking forward to it (lol).
I’m also glad that Takuto started to train together with me!

大地 (Daichi): We finally all have a goal to work towards, so I’m really enjoying working towards that goal and feel like I’m alive. I’ll do my best to make you smile properly in June! !

拓人 (Takuto): 2023 is the year we decided to perform at O-WEST lol
Even though it changed my life a little bit.
That may not be an exaggeration.
I lost a lot of weight.(b^_^)b

I would appreciate it if you could tell me what kind of year you want 2024 to be, your goals and enthusiasm.

椋 (Ryo): I want to achieve results that exceed our goals we have set for the ROADtoO-WEST.We would be delighted to have your support in this.

幽タ (Yuhta):   I’m putting everything on the line. Even if I and we lost things we also gained new strengths because of it. I realised once again that happiness can be created from suffering, so I will fight like hell.

大地 (Daichi): Of course, this is the goal I set as a 鴉-カラス- (KARASU) , but I also have many other feelings toward O-WEST, and beyond, and I want to live each day to the fullest.

拓人 (Takuto): Next year, I hope the O-WEST performance is a success.
We have already decided what we will do to achieve this, but I would like to think about new goals together with the members.

Finally, please give a message to our readers and fans.

椋 (Ryo): Love.
幽タ (Yuhta):  Thank you for reading to the end.
And thank you for always supporting our activities.
Let’s all create and make the O-WEST ONEMAN on June 18, 2024 a success!

大地 (Daichi): Thank you to all of you who always read this, and to all of you who read it for the first time until the end!  It’s the biggest challenge in history for鴉-カラス- (KARASU) .So please come and experience 鴉-カラス- (KARASU)  at least once! I’m always waiting for you ♡

拓人 (Takuto):(b^_^)b

Interview with Zetsumei

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2022年4月末にゼツメイがプロジェクトバンド「僕達の計画」として始動し、5月24日に初ライブ(3MAN)を行いました。 発表の瞬間からバンドの強さを感じました。結成から約半年でゼツメイへと進化し、より強い愛が伝わりました! ゼツメイのステージでのパフォーマンスと音楽は心に深く心に突き刺さります。  ゼツメイは間違いなく、現在活動しているヴィジュアル系バンドの中で最高のバンドの一つです。是非このインタビューで生の声を聞いてください。

​Bass奏玻 – Drum色梛 – ​Guitar 不律 – ​Vocal 月白

ゼツメイの偏執的な愛(気持ち悪い愛)を、読者の皆さんに紹介して下さい。

月白: 誰しもが自分の奥には気持ち悪い愛の形を持ってる、恋人にも伴侶にもそれを全て受け入れてもらうのは難しいいよね
だから僕が受け入れるよ

不律: 誰しもが奥底に抱えている。理性で抑えられない欲望。僕が解放してあげる。

奏玻: これが僕にとっての素直な愛の形。だから気持ち悪いとは思えない。どうして分かってくれないんだろう…

色梛: 信じる気持ち例えどうなったとしても

読者の皆さんに、自分自身の偏執的な愛(気持ち悪い愛)を紹介して下さい。

月白: 麺類を愛してる、人類と同じくらい愛してる、どちらもなくなったら生きるのがかなり辛くなるね

不律: 自分自身を愛してる。時に愛は憎しみとなり、嫌いになることもある。

奏玻: 見返りが無いと一気に冷める。見返りが無くても冷めない愛は今探し中。

色梛: 猫を愛し過ぎてますね。もふもふもふもふ

ご自身の座右の銘がありましたら教えて下さい。

月白: 世界は僕に興味がない

不律: 継続は力なり

奏玻: やらない後悔よりやって後悔

色梛: 全身全霊

メンバーの皆さんそれぞれの、お互いの好きな所、尊敬する所を教えて下さい。

月白:
➡不律: 勤勉、才能、頑固
➡奏玻: 現実、努力、変人
➡色梛: 温和、力、笑顔

不律:
➡月白:美声、堂々としている所
➡奏玻:誠実、諦めない姿勢
➡色梛:親しみやすさ、表情

奏玻:
➡月白: 歌声 
➡不律: 才能
➡色梛: 空気感

色梛:
月白: 狂気
不律: 意思の強さ
奏玻: 綺麗

現在のゼツメイのメンバー・ラインナップでは、Gt. 不律さんはバンドの唯一のオリジナルメンバーです。 バンドが結成された経緯についてお聞きしたいのですが、スタートコンセプトはとてもユニークなものだと感じました。このコンセプトについて詳しく教えて下さい。

不律: スタートコンセプトは「気持ちの悪い僕の愛」の実行前、所謂計画中だと言うこと。
計画して、それを遂行していく過程がコンセプト。

ヴィジュアル系バンドの多くは「プロジェクトバンド」として活動をスタートしますが、ゼツメイもそのように活動を始めています。まず「プロジェクトバンド」として活動を始めるのは、何か理由があるのでしょうか?

不律: 多くは本始動にあたり、少しでも認知を得ようとする動きかと思います。
ゼツメイはその中でもプロジェクト段階と密接に紐付きストーリー感を演出していました。

月白さん、初めまして! ゼツメイを運命として受け入れるという素晴らしい決断をしたと本当に思います。 それとも、それが月白さんの本当の運命なのでしょうか? 声、見た目、パフォーマンスは本当にバンドに素晴らしい雰囲気とイメージを与えます。
ご自身の気持ちと、僕達の計画/ゼツメイに参加しようと思った理由をもう少し詳しく教えて下さい。

月白: 生きながらに絶命していた僕の居場所はここしかなかった、ここでしか生きれないと思ったけど今はここだから生きたいと思いはじめてる

まず最初に、月白さんにもう一度賛辞を送りたいと思います。 演奏と歌い方は、まさにCalmando Qualの響さんを思い出します。 私が個人的に最も尊敬するボーカリストの一人です。 お二人が込めた想い…最初の一音で胸に響きます。
月白さんが、これほど感情を込めて心から純粋に歌うのに影響を与えているアーティストは誰でしょうか?

月白: 尊敬するボーカルは3人居ます。全て日本人です。けど言いません、当ててください

元ベースの淀目さんが1月4日、さまざまな理由によりゼツメイを解雇されました。 淀目さんが解雇されてすぐに、ユラさんというサポートベーシストが加入しました。 5月24日ユラさんが奏玻(かなは)としてバンドに正式加入しました。
奏玻さん、初めまして! 3月に東京に行ったときはまだゼツメイに正式加入されていなかったので、直接お会いすることはできませんでした。 しかし、私も奏玻さんを拝見して本当に楽しかったです。 ゼツメイに加入しようと思った理由を教えていただければ幸いです。
元ドラマーの喪那さんにベースを誘われたというお話もありましたが、ゼツメイでベースを弾こうと思った理由、バンドに加入しようと思ったきっかけは何でしょうか?

奏玻: なぜ加入したのか。
今思うと「運命に導かれて」とでも言わないと説明がつかないです。2022年はありがたいことにいくつかのバンドさんから声を掛けていただく機会がありましたが、毎回決め手に欠け毎回お断りしていました。
しかしゼツメイはサポートベーシストとしての出演についてトントン拍子で話が進んでいきました。そのスピード感が心地よかったのもひとつの理由だと思います。

ゼツメイの加入に伴い、名前も「奏玻」に変わりました。 なぜこの名前に決めたのでしょうか? 名前には特別な意味がありますか?

奏玻: 響きがよくてこの名前に決めました。

ドラムの色梛がゼツメイに加入 
色梛さん、自己紹介とゼツメイに入社した理由を教えてください。

色梛: ゼツメイの暴れドラムの色梛です!常に笑顔で全身全霊な人です!
ゼツメイに加入の決定的なのはメンバーですね。月白さんの歌が不律さんのギターが奏玻さんのベースが合わせててとても良かったからです。

特に喪那さんが脱退した後、不律さんはバンドを辞めること、「ゼツメイの解散」について考えた時期もあったと拝読したことがあります。 不律さんが書いた言葉は、本当に涙無しでは読めないものでした。 しかし、最終的にゼツメイを存続させようと思えた理由は何でしょうか?

不律: 今いるメンバー、そしてついてきてくれているファンの皆を悲しませるわけにはいかないと思ったからです。
また、メンバーも誘って加入してくれた以上、責任を感じていました。
なので、今のメンバーとファンの皆にはゼツメイでいい景色を見れるような所までなんとしてでも上り詰めないといけないという重圧に苦悩しながらも存続を決意しました。

ゼツメイの全曲は不律さんが作曲していらっしゃると思いますが、いくつかの曲では「La’Mule/NightingeiL/CELL」のような気分さえ味わうことができます。人生の中で、不律さんに影響を与えたものは何でしょうか。またどのようなアーティストに影響を受けましたか?

不律: ロードオブメジャーやオレンジレンジ、RADWIMPS、BUMP OF CHICKENといったロックバンドを中心に聞いてきました。
いくつかの楽曲にはそのアーティストさんのテイストも含まれています。


私もゼツメイのライブは2回しか観たことがないのですが、2回のライブを観た時、特に月白さんのパフォーマンスを観た時は、久しぶりに感じた「つながっている」という感覚をとても強く感じました。 月白さんが気持ちを込めて歌う楽曲が魅力的です。 また、不律さんと奏玻さんの楽しそうな様子を見ることができました。 
■ 他のバンドにはない、ゼツメイならではのライブの雰囲気について、ご自身ではどのように思われるか、読者の皆さんにぜひ教えていただければ幸いです。

月白: 喜怒哀楽病全て曝け出す

不律: 一瞬一瞬のその場の思いをぶつけていく。

奏玻: まず自分が楽しくなきゃ楽しんでもらえない

色梛: 感情的になる

ゼツメイの歌詞やファッションは女性向けが多いかと思いますが、少しずつ男性のヴィジュアル系のファンも増えていると思います。男性のヴィジュアル系ファンに対してもメッセージをお願い致します。

月白: 男にも愛されたいよ当たり前に

不律: 男からみてもかっこいいと思われる存在になりたい。
だから好きになってくれたら嬉しい。

奏玻: 男臭さのスパイスをゼツメイに頂戴

色梛: 男の力強さとても良き

ゼツメイの音楽は、他のジャンルではなく、「ヴィジュアル系」でしか表現できないと感じますか? ヴィジュアル系ならではのものは、衣装とメイクだけでしょうか。それとも、他のジャンルではこの強烈な歌詞は表現できないものでしょうか?

月白: できる。けど視覚がより没入感を増す事はたしか

不律: 可能だけど、結局どのジャンルに行っても僕達は僕達のやり方で表現するだけ。

奏玻: かっこよかったらみんな好きでしょ?

色梛: 何事も全力でやれば説得力と思う

一番思い出に残っている対バンの日を教えてください。その理由もお伺いできれば幸いです。

月白: ない

不律: 9/1の自分の生誕と12/8のワンマン。
初めての生誕なのに人がいっぱい集まってくれて、メンバーからのサプライズもあって感動した。
ワンマンは正直不安だったけど、人がいっぱい見にきてくれて、最高の景色を見られた。

奏玻: 不律さんの生誕主催が1番記憶に残ってる。立案から出演者の募集、当日の諸作業まで自分たちでやるのは大変だったけど、お客さんがイベントを最初から最後まで楽しく過ごしてくれたことと、サプライズで不律さんが喜んでたのは純粋に嬉しかった。

色梛: 初めてのツーマンサポートですかね。緊張もしましたがこれがゼツメイか!みたいになれた瞬間でした!

12月8日に3回目の単独公演が行われ、1周年を迎えられておめでとうございます! 始動から早い段階でここまで到達できた理由は何だと思いますか?

月白:ありがとう。全然早くないよ、這いずり回って涎を垂らしながらここまできたよ

不律:色々なことがありそれでもメンバーが一丸となってやってこれた結果だと思う。

奏玻:バンドの命を絶やさないようにメンバー全員が必死になったことが理由です。この4人でステージに立ってイベントを成功させたことはゼツメイにとっても追い風になりました。

色梛:僕はここからスタートだと思うのでこれからただ直向きに突き進むだけですね。

1周年記念ライブで、一番印象的だったことを教えてください。

月白: お客さんみんなが歌ってくれた

不律: 全員が後ろまでノッてくれてて、これがライブだとおもった。

奏玻: 見に来てくれてた友達に手を振ったら実は全く知らないおじさんで人違いだった。

色梛: 一体感

2024年のゼツメイ(主催)イベントに向けて意気込みをお願いします!
2024-01-08 ゼツメイ主催 新年明けましてお悔やみ申し上げます〜今年も共にゼツメイしましょう〜
不律: 新年のスタート主催。
これからゼツメイは一気に駆け上がります。

2024-02-02 鮮血A子ちゃん×ゼツメイ 2MAN「鮮血ゼツメイちゃん」
不律:負けないよ、僕達は。

2024-02-11 ゼツメイバレンタイン主催 告吐日和御嬢さん編〜猪口令糖頂戴〜
不律:赤く染めましょう。

2024-03-31 ゼツメイ月白生誕無料単独公演「月が綺麗ですね」二〇二四
不律:自慢のボーカルの生誕、みんなで歌おうよ。

音楽 (『ボーカル』/『ギター』/『ドラム』)を始めたのは、いつ頃から、どんなきっかけでしょうか?

月白: 子供の頃、気付いたら歌ってたよ

不律: 13歳。バンドを見てギターを弾きたくなったから。

奏玻: ゼツメイに参加する1年前くらい。

色梛: 音楽ゲームから

初めて好きになったミュージシャン・バンドは誰ですか?

月白: オフコース

不律: ロードオブメジャー/ORANGE RANGE

奏玻: ナイトメアさん

色梛: X JAPANさん

差し入れで嬉しいもの、逆にちょっと困るものはありますか?

月白: 響声破笛丸料とか、喉に良いもの困るのは甘すぎるものと炭酸飲料

不律: 煙草とコーヒー、エナジードリンク。困るものは特にない。

奏玻: 沢山の缶ジュースを紙袋に入れてプレゼントしてもらったことがあって、嬉しかったけど帰り道に紙袋が破れて大変なことになった。
嬉しいものは持ち帰りやすい重さ、サイズのものかな。

色梛: 嗜好品は嬉しいですね。困ると言うと大量の食べ物かな

英語や他の外国語を話すことはできますか?

月白: ちょっとだけ

不律: できない。

奏玻: 日本語があやしい。

色梛: 雰囲気でなんとなく

海外からゼツメイを応援してくださる皆様へメッセージをお願いします。

月白: いつもありがとう。愛してるよ。いつか会いたいね。

不律: 見て聞いてくれてありがとう。海外でもライブをしてみたいね。呼んでください。

奏玻: ありがとう。いつか会えるその日まで、ゼツメイの命は絶やさない。

色梛: 距離を感じさないくらいの勢いだすからこれからもよろしくお願いします。

ゼツメイの近い将来はどうなると思いますか?

月白: 生きてるよ。

不律: かっこいい憧れのバンドの一つになる。

奏玻: もっと大きな存在になるよ。

色梛: 間違いなくすごい事になる

最後に読者の皆さん、ファンの皆さんへメッセージをお願いいたします。

月白: 何人がこれを読んでくれるのかわからないけど、ここまで読んでくれた君、もう僕と共依存だよ

不律: ぜひ気になったら一度見にきてください。後悔はさせません。ハマります。

奏玻: ライブハウスで待ってます。

色梛: 同じ空間を共有したいな!

JROCK’N’ROLLへメッセージをお願いします。

月白: Special thanks!

不律: Thank you for your support!!!!

奏玻: Welcome to Japan!!

色梛: Thank you!

JROCKNROLLの龍、 ゼツメイへ: こちらこそ、本当にありがとうございます!

At the end of April of the year 2022 ゼツメイ(ZETSUMEI) started as a project band named 僕達の計画(Bokutachi no Keikaku) and had their first live (3MAN) on May 24th. You could feel at the very first moment of their announcement the strength from this band, about a half year after their start the band evolved into ゼツメイ(ZETSUMEI) to tell their love for you much stronger! When Zetsumei performs on stage their power is striking deeply into your heart. Their atmosphere of performance and music skills is one of the most powerful amazing feelings you can feel. Of this time, Zetsumei is definitely one of the best active visual kei bands around us. We know everyone was waiting, so please listen to their voices via this interview.  

Bass奏玻 – Drum色梛 – ​Guitar 不律 – ​Vocal 月白

Please introduce the paranoid love of Zetsumei to all of us.

月白(Tsukishiro): Everyone has a paranoid love deep inside them. However it’s not easy to get your lover or spouse to accept all of it. So I’m there to accept it. 

不律(Furitsu): Everyone has it deep down inside, it’s a desire that cannot suppressed for reasons. I’ll free you to let those feelings free.

奏玻(Kanaha): This is the form of true honest love for me. So I don’t think it’s wrong or bad. I wonder why it is not understandable…

色梛(Shikina): It’s the feeling of believing and trust, no matter what happens.

Please introduce yourself with your own paranoid love to our readers.

月白(Tsukishiro): I’m the bandman to love, I will love you as much I love humanity, if I would lose both, continue to live would be very difficult. 

不律(Furitsu): I love myself. Sometimes love turns into dislike or even hate. 

奏玻(Kanaha): If you don’t get something in return you are looking for, there is a day you’ll lose all your interest at once. I’m currently looking for the “love” that won’t grow cold even if there’s nothing in return. 

色梛(Shikina): I’m loving cats so much.  fufuawaha

Please tell us if you have any personal motto. 

月白(Tsukishiro): The world has no interest in me.

不律(Furitsu): Continuation is power. 

奏玻(Kanaha): I prefer to regret to have done something, than regretting for not have done it.

色梛(Shikina): Complete devotion

Please tell us what you like and respect each other. 

月白(Tsukishiro):
➡不律(Furitsu): Diligent, talented, stubbornness
➡奏玻(Kanaha): Realistic, Striver, eccentric person 
➡色梛(Shikina): Gentleness, strength, smile

不律(Furitsu): 
➡月白(Tsukishiro): Beautiful voice,  filled with dignity
➡奏玻(Kanaha): Sincerity, never-give-up attitude.
➡色梛(Shikina): Friendliness, facial expressions

奏玻(Kanaha):
➡月白(Tsukishiro): His singing voice
➡不律(Furitsu): His talent
➡色梛(Shikina): His Atmosphere

色梛(Shikina): 
➡月白(Tsukishiro): His madness
➡不律(Furitsu): His strength of will
➡奏玻(Kanaha): His beautiness. 

With the current ゼツメイ(ZETSUMEI)  line-up Gt. 不律(Furitsu) is the only original member of the band. I would like to ask you about how the band was formed. I felt that the starting concept was very unique. Please tell me more about this concept.

不律(Furitsu): The starting concept is that the so-called “plan” is underway before “My Paranoid Love” is realised. Which means that the concept is the process of planning and releasing the plan.

Many visual kei bands start their activity as a “project band”, ゼツメイ(ZETSUMEI) also started this way, but is there actually a reason why bands and so also ゼツメイ(ZETSUMEI) start(ed) as a “project band” first? 

不律(Furitsu): Many are trying to gain as much as possible recognition when starting as a project.
While Zetsumei was also closely tied to a project phase, because we were creating a story introduction stage.  

月白(Tsukishiro) nice to meet you! I really think you made a wonderful decision to embrace Zetsumei as your destiny or is it actually your true fate? Voice, appearance and performances really gives a wonderful vibe and image to the band.
Please tell us a little bit more about your own feelings and why you decided to join 僕達の計画(Bokutachi no Keikaku) / ゼツメイ(ZETSUMEI) 

月白(Tsukishiro): While I was alive I was dying inside, The band was the only place I could find and made me feel to live at, but now I’m here I also started to feel again that I want to live.

Firstly, I want to make another compliment to 月白(Tsukishiro) . The way you perform and sing. It really does remind me of Calmando Qual Hibiki. One of the vocalists I respect personally the most. The feelings you both put in… it hits my heart on the first note.
But, which artist all do influence you to sing with so much emotion, pure from the heart?

月白(Tsukishiro): There are three vocalists that I respect. All are Japanese. But I won’t say it, please guess.

Ex-bass 淀目(Yodome) was dismissed from ゼツメイ(ZETSUMEI)  on January 4th, for various understandable reasons. Soon after Yodome was dismissed a support bassist named ユラ(YURA) joined. On May 24th ユラ(YURA) joined the band officially under the name 奏玻(Kanaha)
奏玻(Kanaha), nice to meet you! When I went to Tokyo in March you didn’t join Zetsumei officially yet, so we didn’t meet in person. However I really enjoyed watching you as well. Please tell everyone why you decided to join Zetsumei, you told us already that ex-drummer 喪那(Mona) invited you to play bass…
but what’s your real reason why you wanted to play bass for Zetsumei, what made you want to join the band.   

奏玻(Kanaha): The reason why I joined? Now that I think about it, I can’t explain it without saying that I was guided by fate. In 2022, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to be approached by several bands, but each time I felt it lacked the decisive factor and I declined it time after time.
However, when Zetsumei asked me the question of me becoming their bassist, everything quickly progressed. I think one of the main reasons was that the sense of the process speed felt comfortable.

With joining ゼツメイ(ZETSUMEI)  you also changed your name into 奏玻(Kanaha). Why did you actually decide on this name? Does your name have a special meaning?

奏玻(Kanaha): I decide on this name because it’s sounds feel good. 

Drummer Shikina, has joined Zetsumei  
Shikina, please introduce yourself and tell us why you joined Zetsumei.

色梛(Shikina): I am Zetsumei’s raging drummer. I’m always smiling and full-hearted! The decisive factor that I joined Zetsumei is that Tsukishiro’s voice sounds really amazing with Furitsu’s guitar and Kanaha’s bass.

I’ve read that there were also moments that  不律(Furitsu) thought about quitting with the band, especially after 喪那(Mona) left. Some words you wrote really made me cry. But what made you actually want to keep on going to keep ゼツメイ(ZETSUMEI) alive?

不律(Furitsu): This is mostly because I couldn’t think of making the current members and all our fans who followed us sad. Also because I invited the members to join, I felt the sense of responsibility too. 
Therefore, we have decided to continue our existence, while we’re struggling with the pressure of keeping climbing that mountain to the point where we and our fans can see the beautiful future scenery of Zetsumei

不律(Furitsu) does compose every song right? A few songs even give me “La’Mule/NightingeiL/CELL” feelings. But what in life or what kind of artist actually have inspired you? 

不律(Furitsu): I mainly listen to rock bands such as; Road of Major, Orange Range, RADWIMPS and BUMP OF CHICKEN. Some of our songs are also inspired by the tastes of these artists.

As I’ve also seen ゼツメイ(ZETSUMEI) live, only twice, but when I watched both lives I felt a very strong “connected” feelings which I didn’t feel for a long time anymore, especially when I watched 月白(Tsukishiro) perform, singing the songs with all his feelings. Also I could see the joy of 不律(Furitsu) and 奏玻(Kanaha).
However it’s not up to me to describe your live apparel, so please tell us your live atmosphere which no other band has or can reach. 

月白(Tsukishiro):  All emotions, joy, anger, grief, pleasure and insanity are exposed. 

不律(Furitsu): I pour out my inner thoughts in each moment.

奏玻(Kanaha): If I wouldn’t enjoy it myself, you wouldn’t have fun as well.

色梛(Shikina): Becoming emotional

As the lyrics and apparel from ゼツメイ(ZETSUMEI)  are mostly directed to women. How would you actually like to connect with (your) male visual kei fans?

月白(Tsukishiro):  I want men to love me too, obviously.

不律(Furitsu): I want to be someone that even men think is a cool guy. So I would be happy if they would like me too.

奏玻(Kanaha): Come on and give ZETSUMEI the spice of manliness!

色梛(Shikina): I like the guy’s strength! 

Why do you feel that Zetsumei’s music can only be expressed through the visual kei genre and not via a different genre? Is it just costumes and make-up or maybe other genres wouldn’t be able to understand the strong lyrics? 

月白(Tsukishiro): I could. But the visuals do make it feel much more immersive.

不律(Furitsu):  It’s possible, but in the end, no matter what genre we go into, we just express ourself in our own way.

奏玻(Kanaha): Because it looks cool, there is a bigger chance that everyone would like it right?

色梛(Shikina): If you do everything to the best of your ability, I think you’ll be convincing.

Which 対バン was the day you remember the most? And please tell us the reason. 

月白(Tsukishiro):  None.

不律(Furitsu): My Birthday event on 9/1 and our ONEMAN on 12/8. Even though it was my first birthday, so many people came to the event and I was very moved by the surprise from the members. I was also very nervous about the ONEMAN, but so many people came to see us and I was able to see the best scenery ever.

奏玻(Kanaha): The most memorable event was Furitsu’s birthday event. It was complicated for us to do all the management such as planning, recruiting bands and all the things we had to do on the day ourselves as well. But the audience enjoyed the event from the beginning to the end and Furitsu was really genuinely happy with our surprise. 

色梛(Shikina): I think it was the first two-man which I supported. I was nervous but it was the moment I felt “This is Zetsumei”. 

Congratulations! On December 8th you played your 3rd ONEMAN and you celebrated your first anniversary. Why do you think you could reach this point so fast? 

月白(Tsukishiro):  Thank you!. But it’s not fast at all, we came there by crawling and drooling. 

不律(Furitsu):  Even though there were a lot of things going on, it was the result of all the members working together in harmony becoming one. 

奏玻(Kanaha): The reason is that everyone of us were desperately trying to keep Zetsumei alive. That we were able to stand on the stage for this show with us four and even succeeded to make the event a success was a huge boost for us as Zetsumei. 

色梛(Shikina): It’s the point where I started, so I’m going to move forward together with them from now on.

Please tell me your favourite highlight of the first anniversary live!

月白(Tsukishiro):  That all the audience sang together with us. 

不律(Furitsu): The moment of that we all did deeply rock with all our feelings on the stage, which gave me the feeling of a true live show. 

奏玻(Kanaha): When I waved to my friend who had to come to see me, but it turned out I waved to an old man I didn’t know at all and mistook him as my friend. 

色梛(Shikina): The sense of unity. 

Please show your enthusiasm for the Zetsumei(sponsored) events in 2024!

2024-01-08 Zetsumei Shusai Shin’nen Akemashite Okuyamimoushiagemasu 〜Kotoshi mo Tomoni Xetsumei Shimashou〜
不律(Furitsu): Newly year own hosted event. From this point on, Zetsumei will quickly rise to the top!

2024-02-02 Senketsu A ko-chan × Zetsumei 2MAN “Senketsu Zetsumei-chan”
不律(Furitsu): We won’t lose!

2024-02-11 Zetsumei Valentiine Shusai Kokuhaku Biyori Ojousan-hen 〜Chocolate Choudai〜
不律(Furitsu): Let’s dye it red.

2024-03-31 Zetsumei Tsukishiro Seitan Muryou Tandoku Kouen “Tsuki ga Kireidesu ne” 2024
不律(Furitsu): The birthday of our proud vocalist, let’s all sing together.

When and why did you start playing music?

月白(Tsukishiro):  When I was a kid I noticed myself singing.

不律(Furitsu): When I was 13 years old. After seeing a band I wanted to play the guitar as well.

奏玻(Kanaha): About a year before I joined Zetsumei

色梛(Shikina): Because of music games.

Who was the first musician/band you fell in love with?

月白(Tsukishiro):  Off Course

不律(Furitsu): Road of Major / ORANGE RANGE

奏玻(Kanaha): NIGHTMARE

色梛(Shikina): X JAPAN

Are there things that make you happy or, on the other hand, things that you don’t like?

月白(Tsukishiro):  Something what’s good for your throat like Kyosei Hateki Ganryo (Throat Pill)
Things I don’t like are things that are too sweet and carbonated drinks.

不律(Furitsu): Cigarettes, coffee, and energy drinks. There’s nothing particularly bothersome.

奏玻(Kanaha): I once received a lot of canned juice in a paper bag as a gift, and I was happy, but on the way home, the paper bag tore and I was in big trouble. What makes me happy is the weight and size that makes it easy to take home.

色梛(Shikina): I’m happy to receive luxury items. What I wouldn’t like would be too much food.

Can you speak English or other foreign languages?

月白(Tsukishiro):  A little bit

不律(Furitsu): I can’t

奏玻(Kanaha): Even my Japanese is weird.

色梛(Shikina): Depends on the atmosphere.

Please give a message to everyone who supports ゼツメイ(ZETSUMEI) from overseas.

月白(Tsukishiro):  Always thank you for your support. I love you. I really want to meet you someday.

不律(Furitsu): Thank you always for watching and listing to our music. I would love to play overseas as well, please call me over!

奏玻(Kanaha): Thank you very much. Until the day we can meet again, Zetsumei’s life will surely not end. 

色梛(Shikina): The momentum is so strong that I don’t even feel any distance, so please continue to support us.

How do you see the near future of ゼツメイ(ZETSUMEI)?

月白(Tsukishiro):  To be alive.

不律(Furitsu): To be one of the coolest bands to admire.

奏玻(Kanaha): That we even become a bigger existence. 

色梛(Shikina): We definitely turn into something amazing.

Please leave a message to your fans and readers. 

月白(Tsukishiro):  I don’t know how many people will read this to the end, but if you have read this far you’re already codependent with me.

不律(Furitsu): If you feel interested please come to watch us at least once. You won’t regret it, you will be hooked!

奏玻(Kanaha): I’ll be waiting for you at the venues!

色梛(Shikina): I want to share the same space as you!

Please leave a message to JROCK’N’ROLL.

月白(Tsukishiro):  Special thanks!

不律(Furitsu): Thank you for your support!!!!

奏玻(Kanaha): Welcome to Japan!!

色梛(Shikina):  thank you!


JRNR NOTESelf-liner-notes of their music won’t be published at this time… but who knows in the near future we learn more about the debts of each song? If so, JRNR will of course translate it and shares it with everyone to enjoy their music even more. Also please wait a little bit longer for the translation of the song below.

Vijuttoke – KISAKI 30th anniversary specials

All the interviews are translated and published with full permission.
If you wish to publish these English translations into a different language please contact JROCK’N’ROLL first.

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 Vijuttoke 2023-January「KISAKI」INTERVIEW

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TEXT : TOMONORI NAGASAWA 
TRANSLATION: Team JROCK’N’ROLL
PHOTOGRAPH : KAZUYOSHI KOSAKA / AKIO YOKOYAMA
HAIR & MAKE-UP : A・DO HAIR MAINTENANCE : hiko(UNDIVIDE)
日本語版JAPANESE Ver.

Life is the beginning of death, death is the continuation of reality and rebirth is the end of a dream.
KISAKI shares his thoughts on his 30th anniversary.
In the year of 2023, KISAKI will celebrate its 30th anniversary as a bandman. The first announcement to mark his 30 years of activity will take place at Shinjuku BLAZE on 29 January. The event is called “KISAKI BANDWORKS 30TH ANNIVERSARY LIVE”.
I would like to write his own words and what kind of things KISAKI is planning for his 30th anniversary.


■  “KISAKI BANDWORKS 30TH ANNIVERSARY LIVE” will be held at Shinjuku BLAZE on January 29th. This will be the first day that KISAKI celebrates his 30th anniversary as a bandman. I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of projects will flow out to celebrate KISAKI’s 30th anniversary this year, including future announcements. First of all, please tell us about the trigger that led you to start your 30th anniversary project. 

KISAKI: In 2022 MIRAGE celebrated their 25th anniversary. To celebrate MIRAGE’s anniversary, we released our first full-length album “BIOGRAPH” and continued to cherish every live show. When we decided to celebrate our anniversary, I suddenly realised “MIRAGE is celebrating its 25th anniversary, so this year will be my 29th anniversary as a bandman, so next year will be my 30th anniversary.” That’s when I thought “Let’s leave some activities that will be a milestone for my 30th anniversary“. That made me think, “I want to re-inscribe the songs for these four bands; MIRAGE / Syndrome / Phantasmagoria / Rin” Because these four bands had a huge impact on my life, I really want to re-inscribe them firmly in the current Visual Kei era and pass their music on to all future generations as well. From there I asked some very good long term friends “I want to form a limited band that day, will you join me?” and that is how the members of THE LOCUS came together.

Those members are so magnificent, though. Could you tell us what kind of friendship they have with KISAKI? Please start with the vocalist.

KISAKI: First of all, Mao (Sadie/The THIRTEEN), when he was active as Sadie, we often toured together and I often had Sadie participate in my own hosted events when I was running my own label UNDER CODE PRODUCTION. I first met Mao at the end of Matina, the label I was running at the time, and around that time I was planning to form a new band called Phantasmagoria and start UNDER CODE PRODUCTION. At that time we were hanging out a lot, I can talk about it now, I even considered Mao to be the vocalist of Phantasmagoria. But because he was in the process of forming Sadie, that idea never came to light. After that I started working on Phantasmagoria and Mao started working on Sadie, so we always had a very close friendship. That’s why, even though it’s not my biggest dream, I asked Mao to sing songs from my past bands and he immediately said yes.  But I have to say that all the members I approached were happy to be involved and responded immediately to my request, and that’s a good thing too.

Kouki (D=OUT) was the vocalist of one of the Matina bands right?

KISAKI: My friendship with Kouki goes beyond being a member of my label’s band, we really have a good friendship. He used to come to my house a lot to hang out. Of course he knows my past moves very well. That’s why Kouki was also a vocalist who immediately came to mind when I started planning this one-day limited band. The reason I decided on two singers this time is because Mao and Kouki are both unique singers with different colours, so instead of having them sing as twins, I wanted them to sing both MIRAGE/Syndrome/Phantasmagoria and RIN songs to show off the colours of their voices. So which song by which band will they sing? Please start imagining by comparing the characteristics of each song.

Next, I would like to hear about the guitarist.

KISAKI: From the moment I had the idea of this project, I knew that if I had to choose a guitarist, it would be JUN (Phantasmagoria / GOTCHAROCKA). When I talked to JUN about it, he immediately agreed. Of the members of THE LOCUS, Jun is the only one who has been in a band with me before. And there are a lot of songs from the band we played in together.(laugh) We were in a band together because I loved his guitar skills, and now I am also really looking forward to being on stage with him again. Besides, JUN is a person who loves to play his guitar. I asked HIZAKI (Versailles/Jupitar) who also loves to play his guitar and is a rhythm guitarist (laugh). I’m looking forward to seeing how they will add colour to MIRAGE/Syndrome/Phantasmagoria and RIN songs. HIZAKI is now a leading guitarist in the visual kei scene, but I’ve known him for a surprisingly long time. When I was running my Matina label, HIZAKI played in a band in Kyoto and often performed at Matina events. He also responded immediately when I asked him, which made me happy as well.

Lastly, please introduce the drummer.

KISAKI: I’ve known yusuke(HERO) for about 7 or 8 years now. The reason I approached Yusukie this time is  because I stopped by HERO’s live show two years ago while playing against them. Yusuke’s drumming skills were amazing at that moment. So I called him because I wanted to experience that feeling again. When we spoke again years later, it turned out that the band he played in before joining HERO had also performed at an UNDER CODE PRODUCTION event, so it turned out that we had actually been connected for a long time.

So, THE LOCUS is a limited band for the “BEYOND THE KINGDOM -TOKYO-” event which will be held at Shinjuku BLAZE on the 29th of January?

KISAKI: That’s right. We are going to launch THE LOCUS as a one-off, serious band and we will have a limited line-up with the members mentioned above for that day.  Because for me we are not just a session band. Even though we are only getting together for one night, we are really serious about it and that is why we named the band THE LOCUS, which means “unity“.

On this day, NEGA and キボウ屋本舗(Kibouya Hompo) will return as guest for one day only.

KISAKI: They are my friends from the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION days. When they heard about my 30th anniversary plans, they decided to come back for a day and add some colour to the event… I could do a one-man show for this day, but personally I love events where I can have fun and get excited with friends. Everyone knows that and they love it too, so I’m happy to invite them and have a fun event together! On this day, we hope that people who love UNDER CODE PRODUCTION bands and events that we have hosted will come and experience the same atmosphere as in the old days.

This is where KISAKI’s 30th anniversary project begins, and I’m curious to see what your plans are after this day.

KISAKI: Of course I’m thinking about it, but first I’d like to see how things develop until that day and when it’s over, so my other moves are not concrete at the moment. Personally, I would like to tell the story of my own history through my live performance on 29 January. That is what I am concentrating on at the moment.  Just because it’s my 30th anniversary doesn’t mean we should just do a bunch of live shows. At the moment, I’ve only got one live performance scheduled for the 29th of January, and if I feel it’s a success, I might take another step forward. Personally, I want to celebrate my 30th anniversary in my hometown of Osaka, so I can’t stop thinking about an –OSAKA- and –NAGOYA-BEYOND THE KINGDOM” as well. However, even if we wanted to form THE LOCUS as a serious project, the members who will be participating on the 29th have their own main band activities, so it is only possible to perform on the 29th with those members. If my friends want to cooperate, we could play in places like Osaka, but we are not planning to do that at the moment. As I said, right now I want to concentrate and focus on the live performance on the 29th of January. And as far as live shows go, that’s really the only one at the moment, but I’m moving forward with my plans and I started to focus a little bit on other things as well.

[NOTE] In the meanwhile there is a live show as THE LOTUS(different line-up) announced in Osaka on November 5th at BIG CAT: Info here.

That’s what I’m curious about.

KISAKI: But nothing has been decided yet, I’m still in the process of seeing if things I want to do are possible. There are people who are interested in working with me, but I’m still in the process of discussing things, including whether things are possible or not. I will let you know if there is any progress.
But here are some more specific details. Since it’s my 30th anniversary, I really want to do a recording to commemorate it. So I’m in the middle of writing new songs. I’m still preparing songs. I haven’t decided on the content or who I want to work with yet. So I’ll let everyone know if there are any developments. Anyway, as you know, I don’t want to do anything half-hearted and I’m definitely not going to sell myself cheaply on such a big milestone as the 30th anniversary. So I don’t think there will be many moves, but the ones I do will be made with all my heart. Those who buy the CD at the official webshop will get all songs in their instrumental version as well.

[NOTE] In the meanwhile KISAKI released 3 full albums, each 10 tracks and 3,300yen
2023-04-26 Providence
2023-05-24 Afterglow
2023-07-05 Preuve d’etre

So even if you’re gonna do something there is still a possibility that it will be a 30th anniversary release….?

KISAKI: It is indeed possible. Personally, I would be happy with just one live performance on the 29th of January to celebrate my 30th anniversary, as long as it is a solid success. That’s why I’m not thinking about anything else at the moment. I’m sure people have different wishes. But first I want to achieve a solid result at the Shinjuku BLAZE performance, and then I’ll think about it more seriously.

What about your birthday celebration? Don’t you have any plans to hold a birthday event for yourself KISAKI?

KISAKI: I haven’t thought about it at all. Rather, I’m telling everyone that I have no intention of holding and celebrating one. I don’t think I’m old enough to have a special birthday party, and I’d rather focus on my 30th anniversary as KISAKI. However, there is one thing that has been decided.

What have you decided?

KISAKI: As you know, in 2022 MIRAGE has continued to create movements to celebrate its 25th anniversary. As far as MIRAGE is concerned, we haven’t used the word “disband”, so it’s very possible that we will make another move.
Firstly, as the culmination of a series of activities related to the 25th anniversary, we will release a memorial CD on the 15th of March. This is the anniversary of the death of AYAME, a former member of MIRAGE. This has nothing to do with my own 30th anniversary.  We are making steady progress towards the release date, so please look forward to it.

[RELEASE] MIRAGE -「THE NEW ORDER」6-tracks – 2,860yen (tax included)
TRACKLIST: 1.Love Signal / 2.Cradle of Labyrinth ~New Version~ / 3.Corruption / 4.END OF DESIRE / 5.Rain ~strings version~ / 6.Deep Sky ~New Version~

To sum everything up, is it OK to indicate the 30th anniversary as “KISAKI BANDWORKS 30TH ANNIVERSARY LIVE” to be held at Shinjuku BLADE on 29th January and a CD release of MIRAGE probably at the end of the year?

KISAKI: At the moment, only those two things have been decided.
Of course, 2023 will be my 30th anniversary, so I’m thinking about some kind of move to brighten up the anniversary. 
Will it be the album I am currently working on?
Will it be a live show with THE LOCUS again and who will be the members?
Will they do something with digital distribution?
Will I show a different form to everyone? 
Or will I decide not to do anything at all?
But as everyone expects, I’m thinking of doing some acting to lighten things up, so I hope everyone is looking forward to that.
But I will try not to make any cheap-looking moves and I will cherish and enjoy every moment to the fullest. Whatever I decide, I hope everyone will also enjoy it and cherish every movement.
I hope you enjoy my journey of 30 years together. 
Vijutttoke will be following my 30th anniversary activities this year, so any new developments will be reported through this magazine!

Vijuttoke23年4月号
「TAKA(defspiral)×KISAKI×苑(摩天楼オペラ)」インタビュー


INTERVIEW : 長澤智典
TRANSLATION: Team JROCK’N’ROLL
PHOTGRAPHY : 横山晶央
HAIR & MAKE-UP : A・DO 
KISAKI HAIR MAINTENANCE : hiko(UNDIVIDE)
TRANSLATION: Team JROCK’N’ROLL

日本語版Japanese version

KISAKI has produced three albums to commemorate his 30th anniversary of his band activities. The first of these, “Providence,” will be released on April 26.
Among the various guest players in the production, 苑 (Sono) of 摩天楼オペラ(MATENROU OPERA), who sang “Irreplaceable World,” and TAKA of defspiral, who sang “Answer,” have now joined this conversation. With  both of them we discussed the appeal of this work, focusing on the songs they sang. 

 
First, please tell us how you approached TAKA and 苑 (Sono) to join you.

KISAKI: To commemorate my 30th anniversary of my band activities, I started with the idea of writing and creating 30 songs that I would like to preserve and record on three albums. As I was composing for the album, each time a song was created, I kept thinking of 「who should sing this song」 and I reached out to artists who I thought were the right people.  The three albums which will be released this time were born this way. The first album, 「Providence」 is a collection of songs that were created at the beginning of the creation process  and songs that were already in a process of being produced. The three albums have been created based on the theme of “the melody of the soul, born of tears and prayers“. This is true for every song on all three albums, though. As I listened to the songs I had created, I asked the people who came to my mind to sing or perform when I imagined the people singing the songs I had created. TAKA-kun and 苑くん(Sono-kun)  are both one of those people I imagined. 

Please tell us your connection with both of them.

KISAKI: It’s already been a long time. The first time I met 苑くん(Sono-kun) was when 摩天楼オペラ(MATENROU OPERA) had just started its activities.

苑 (Sono): We met in 2007. I still remember it, though. The first time I was able to talk to you was in the hallway of our dressing room when 摩天楼オペラ(MATENROU OPERA) performed at the “Shikkoku no Symphony” event at Saitama Kaikan in August 2007.

KISAKI: You remembered that well (lol). I was totally amazed when I saw 摩天楼オペラ(MATENROU OPERA) live at that time, and after that I often asked them to participate at the events sponsored by UNDER CODE PRODUCTION, which I was running at the time.

苑 (Sono): We once toured with NEGA, who belonged to UNDER CODE PRODUCTION, as a 2MAN tour.  Even until today I still go out for drinks with (JIN), the vocalist.

KISAKI: I always had a lot of contact with 摩天楼オペラ(MATENROU OPERA) , and I’ve always seen and loved their cool style, so I decided to invite 苑くん(Sono-kun).  This is also something that is common to all the artists who have participated, but we only approach those with whom we have a deep connection, a strong relationship of trust, and with whom I feel comfortable, saying, “This person can be trusted,” because otherwise I would not be able to trust them with the songs that will colour my important 30th anniversary album.
And of course we shouldn’t forget about TAKA from defspiral. I have known him for a very long time. We have known each other since we were both around 19 or 20 years old.

TAKA: That’s right. At that time, I was a member of TRANSTIC NERVE in Hyogo, which is my hometown.

KISAKI: At that time, I had just moved to Osaka. This was exactly how it was in Osaka, we went together to Himejji for live shows, we even often played at the same events. Back then we also participated in an omnibus album together.

TAKA:  Yes, it was. Back then, we often played at the same live events. 

KISAKI: If TRANSTIC NERVE made a guest appearance at events in Himeji, My band would make a guest appearance at TRANSTIC NERVE’s Osaka events. That way we supported each other.

TAKA: I still remember that we used to talk a lot in the dressing room and on the floor at Himeji Beta, discussing various developments and strategies. KISAKI-kun is truly a comrade who has continued to walk through the same era.

KISAKI: While we were together making the Kansai scene exciting, TRANSTIC NERVE was discovered by X JAPAN’s Hide and moved to Tokyo (laughs). Even though our musical styles were different. Back then, it didn’t matter, and when we got together, we had a great time together.

苑 (Sono): I envy your friendship. 

KISAKI: The same goes for TAKA-kun and 苑くん(Sono-kun). I’m really happy that even though everyone’s environment has changed, including mine, our friendship has continued without any changes. That’s why both are able to appear on my 30th anniversary album. I’m sure it will be a great memory to have created a song together with both of them.

The songs that the two of them are singing are based on the inspiration that you felt when you listened to the finished songs, right?

KISAKI: That’s right. “I can see 苑くん(Sono-kun) singing this” or “Taka-kun would turn this in a great shape”. With those feelings I called both of them. 

苑 (Sono): My song “Irreplaceable World” is a rather metal-vibe song.

KISAKI: It’s definitely a metal-vibe song. There’s beauty, there’s a sense of speed, and there’s also intensity. Also “Irreplaceable World” is the song that shows my own starting point, focused on the style of Visual Kei music that influenced me when I was a teenager. To make the this a lively metal-vibe song, I asked HIZAKI of Versailles to play guitar. By having people who can sing and play the song’s beautiful yet intense worldview dramatically, we were able to create “Irreplaceable World” in a form that exceeded my ideals.

The long intro of “Irreplaceable World” is also typical of KISAKI WORLD, isn’t it?

KISAKI: Nowadays, there seems to be a trend that songs with short intros are better received. But I don’t care about that at all. Since this work is the culmination of my 30th anniversary activities, I think it’s important that I pursue my individuality thoroughly, right? It’s true that the introduction and interlude are long, but how long is the duration actually?

苑 (Sono): The introductory music box sound alone lasted about a minute.

KISAKI:  This may be an unusual approach in this day and age, though. For people who like visual kei music, this is natural. The important thing is how much you can immerse yourself in the worldview of the song. Especially “Irreplaceable World” is a song with a deep worldview. So I asked 苑くん(Sono-kun) because he is vocalist who could sing the song with a strong sense of colour for sure, and as expected he did just that. He was able to colour the song perfectly and exactly the way I wanted it to be sung.  The same can be said for “Answer” which is sung by TAKA-kun.

TAKA: When I listened to the song, I knew immediately that the song was written with me as the singer in mind, which allowed me to sing the song in my own singing style. 『Answer』 is a medium-size song with a good melody and a song that easily touches your heart. The reason why this KISAKI WORLD song can easily resonate with my own feelings is because we have both lived through the waves of various music in the same era and because we have a mutual understanding at the root. The melodies are easy to understand and very convincing because they were written by someone who lived through the same period.

KISAKI: Because both of us are like this, I could tell right away when I heard the finished song that we were both serious about the song we created.
Anyway, for this recording session of  “Providence,”  I had several songs in the pipeline, and I travelled from Osaka to Tokyo to invite artists to participate in the project within a limited period of time, and for this album I also worked simultaneously in several studios. 
For the songs sung by 苑くん(Sono-kun) and TAKA in “Providence,” I completely left the vocal direction to them. Regarding these two, I made the decision because I thought the song would be more effective if they did that. However, because fellow member RYO-kun also visited the studio to watch TAKA-kun’s recording, I also asked him to provide a vocal direction for TAKA-kun, I also asked him to give 苑くん(Sono-kun)some direction.

TAKA: The second album, “Afterglow”, features my guitar player MASATO. Even though the songs and the way in which they were involved were different, I was happy that the three members of defspiral were able to participate in this way.

KISAKI:  Everyone expresses themselves in a way that exceeds my ideals and imagination, so from my point of view, I can only thank everyone deeply who participated.In the past, I’ve often written songs with the audience in mind, but all three albums to be released this time were completed with the pure intention of “making a wonderful CD“.. . It was my way of getting everyone to accept my 30th birthday ego.. Oh, and the reason I asked both of them to appear in the first part of Vijuttoke’s interview series was because although we have known each other for many years, we have never done an interview or photo session together. Also with conveying the appeal of the first album, Providence, I hope that by showing people that TAKA and 苑くん(Sono-kun) were involved in the album, people will be interested in the second and third albums as well.

苑さん(Sono-san) Has working with KISAKI inspired you in many ways?

苑 (Sono): In so many ways, and it felt so refreshing. 
I never thought we would ever play a song together. Even though KISAKI-san left the singing aspect to me, I heard KISAKI-san requests beforehand. I incorporated them into the finest details of the song, and then pursued the emotional expression that KISAKI wanted from me in my own way, and finally finished the song in its current form.

KISAKI: We are on one line with that. I myself am a person who prefers to focus on songs that are filled with a person’s own emotions rather than having them only sung beautifully.

TAKA: I felt that as well. Even with “Answer,”  I feel like it’s my own song also because I sing it in my own trusted way. As for myself, I’m not that dexterous, But I’m the type of person who honestly expresses what I feel about a song in my singing voice. Of course, “Answer” fits my sensibilities. It’s a song that I was able to sing using my full own strengths.

TAKAさん and  苑さん (Sono-san) Could you please tell us again about the appeal of the songs you have sung?

TAKA: I thought the rather self-questioning yet masculine worldview described in the lyrics of “Answer” was perfect for me. I was able to empathise not only with the music but also with the lyrics, and I could feel KISAKI-kun thoughts through his various words. As friends who lived through the same era, we were able to resonate with each other. That is why I was able to convey my life into the song. Even though I didn’t write the words myself, “Answer” is a song that I was able to sing with so much soul.

苑 (Sono): I always have been singing the lyrics I’ve sung myself, so it was fun and refreshing to sing a song which lyrics were written by KISAKI-san. I mentioned earlier that “Irreplaceable World” is a metal-vibe song, but it is a metal song with a very Visual-kei taste. That’s what I love the most about the song. “Irreplaceable World” is a beautiful, fast, and intense song that I love very much, because it has the Visual-kei & Metal style. Moreover, it is easy to listen to, yet has depth.It is a magnificent and moving number that depicts a number of different developments within a single song. We hope you will immerse yourself in this worldview.

KISAKI:  The songs sung by both of them are also the unlocking key of the appeal of the “Providence” album. I have always been inspired by both of them, and I am truly grateful that they were willing to participate in this album, which was born out of my own imagination. As friends who have been working together in the Visual Kei scene, I would like to do something with them again if we have the chance.

TAKA: Although it’s not that we have a real close relationship with each other. But it’s because we’ve been good friends for a long time, even if we’ve been apart for a longer while, when we meet again for moments like this, we can quickly go back to our usual close friendship. This kind of friendship is not only for me, but KISAKI-kun feels this with everyone involved with the three albums he produced and will release. Moreover he has created 30 songs for those albums and that’s not something anyone can easily do. KISAKI-kun is a person who has pioneered a new path in the Visual Kei scene with things that lots of us thought would be impossible. Although KISAKI-kun used his various connections he met during his career, there is no doubt that the reason for everyone who participated in the albums is that they really trust KISAKI-kun. Which is really wonderful. Once again, I would like to congratulate KISAKI-kun on his 30th anniversary. 

苑 (Sono): Please let me say almost the same thing.
For me, KISAKI-san is the person who has created the Visual-kei music scene, which I loved and listened to when I was a teenager, shine much more brightly. KISAKI-san has always been an indispensable presence in the Visual Kei scene, and that hasn’t changed. If KISAKI-san wouldn’t have existed, the visual scene wouldn’t be what it is today. That’s why he’s such an important key person when we talk about the visual kei scene. I feel truly honoured to be able to participate in his work. I want KISAKI-san to continue to lead the Visual Kei scene, and I want to continue to work alongside him.
KISAKI-san, Congratulations on your 30th anniversary.

Vijuttoke2023/05
「団長(NoGoD)×KISAKI×ryo(HOLLOWGRAM他))」INTERVIEW

INTERVIEW ◎長澤智典 (Nagaswa Tomonori)
TRANSLATION  ◎ Team JROCK’N’ROLL
PHOTO ◎ 横山晶央
HAIR & MAKEUP ◎ A・DO(KISAKI) / 美夢(ryo・団長)
KISAKI HAIIR MAINTENANCE ◎hiko(UNDIVIDE)
日本語版Japanese version

KISAKI has produced three albums to commemorate his 30th anniversary as a bandman. Following the first release “Providence”, which was released on April 26th, the second release “Afterglow” will be released on May 24th. For this release, KISAKI chose vocalist Danchou of NoGoD to sing “Doppelganger” and ryo(GULLET・ 9GOATS BLACK OUT・HOLLOWGRAM・DALLE・H.U.G) to sing “Midnight Whisper” for having an interview together. We would like to show you the stories which these three told us.

KISAKI you have produced three albums for your anniversary. Providence was released on April 26th, “Afterglow” on May 24th and “Preuve d’etre” on June 21st. All released for three consecutive months. First of all please tell us more about the second release “Afterglow” which we will cover this time.

KISAKI: All three albums released in three consecutive months also have the same concept. The second release “Afterglow” became the release with most guest vocalists. In terms of melody, the song ranges from heavy metal to ballands and all have a deep worldview.

This time ryo who sang “Midnight Whisper” and  Danchou who sang “Doppelganger” are joining this interview. Please tell us how you met each other. Haven’t KISAKI-san and ryo-san been friends for a long time already?

ryo: We’ve known each other since we were teenagers.

KISAKI: At that time I was in MIRAGE. And ryo-kun and I used to tour together all over the country together with “D’elsquel“.

ryo: The vocalist was TOMO-kun, so MIRAGE had just formed.

KISAKI: Yes, actually we were supposed to play together at a Taiban before that.

■  Please tell me more about it.

KISAKI: At the time I was in La:Sadie’s, when we decided to go on tour in Niigata, I wanted to perform next to D’elsquel, who was famous and everyone was talking about them, so I asked the event host to book us together. We had originally planned to play in an event as La:Sadie’s against D’elsquel, but the timing didn’t work out and we ended up with different opponents, so we missed that opportunity. Soon after that La:Sadie disbanded. Then when MIRAGE was formed I called D’elsquel directly and from that point we often toured together and later we became label mates as well. 

ryo: We were both teenagers, and we’ve been in a band which formed at the same time, so we are really from the same generation.

KISAKI: Back then, we were inspired by each other, helped each other and grew together. However, at that time, MIRAGE had just started its activities and was still exploring. D’elsquel has been creating a world view since then. Moreover, ryo is still evolving, despite the fact that almost 30 years have passed since then. I myself have always loved ryo’s voice, and because he is a vocalist I trust, I asked him to sing for me.

Next up is Danchou.

Danchou: Ever since I started working in the visual scene as NoGoD, KISAKI-san has been like the big name in the West(Kansai). Moreover, when I learned KISAKI-san was called “GOD“, And because I named my band “NoGoD=There is no God” I felt worried that the name of my band would be rude towards him.  At the same time, we just started our activities and we were soon introduced to KISAKI-san as well. I even thought it would take a long time before we even had a chance to play against Phantasmagoria, but…

KISAKI: That’s right, I really was called “God” back then. We first played together with NoGoD at the “漆黒のシンフォニー(Shikkoku no Symphony)” event.

Danchou: That’s right. I’ll never forget the moment when I appeared on the 漆黒のシンフォニー(Shikkoku no Symphony) event in 2006. NoGoD was just a band that just started its activities in 2005. We never thought we would be able to have the chance to perform with a famous band like Phantasmagoria, but that event made it happen. However, I was relieved that our dressing rooms were separate. When I went to the make-up room, KISAKI-san was sitting next to me doing his make-up. Moreover, KISAKI-san was checking a magazine in which he was published. Actually in the same magazine NoGoD had placed our advertisement from our first mini-album. Our page was published next after the end of phantasmagoria’s interview. I still remember on KISAKI’s page KISAKI-san said in bold letters “God is here“. and on the next page there was our advertisement for NoGOD. At the time, I thought, “This is editorial malice. Please, KISAKI-san, skip that ad!“. Before I even knew it I sat next to him to get my make-up done and KISAKI-san opened the magazine on the ad page and asked me “Isn’t this your band?“. I never felt as “It’s over” so heavily in my life.  

KISAKI: But even back then Danchou had a very friendly personality, so I didn’t have a bad impression of him at all. Actually from then on, our friendship became even closer.

Danchou: From our point of view, KISAKI-san is a great senior. Moreover because he has such a strong presence everyone felt too scared to approach him. However, I don’t care for such barriers, and because KISAKI-san approached me first before I even could greet him, it was even easier for me to jump into his bosom. I remember also saying “We’re going to change our band-name, immediately”.

KISAKI: In the end you didn’t change it at all(laugh)

Danchou: KISAKI-san is a really gentle and friendly person. When NoGoD had just started performing regionally, when we went to Osaka, Kisakisan came to visit us with Takoyaki as a souvenir.  But for some reason, I was the only one who was told to eat a lot of green onions, and I remember receiving only green onions (laughs).

KISAKI: I wanted you to eat green onions, because they are nutritious (laugh)

Danchou: For the people of my generation “Kisaki-san” has a “scary” feeling. However when you actually meet him, you realise that he is a senior band member who’s heart is still pure. Besides this, he still cares about me and keeps in touch with me on a regular basis, and I’m really grateful for that.

KISAKI: I’ve always thought that Dancho is a multi-talented artist who can sing, has a cool image at live shows and is good at talking. Even though he’s my junior, I really respect him for that. 

Now let’s talk about the songs each of you sang. Ryo sings “Midnight Whisper”, which is a ballad with a deep worldview.

KISAKI: I think this song really captures ryo’s charm. To put in one word the “sex appeal” of the song is amazing. Even just with his whispery voice, which would definitely make a woman swoon if she heard it. 

ryo: Actually, since I received the demo track, I thought that the sound was already perfect which made me think “maybe I should just keep it as it is?”, because it had already taken shape when we came up with the demo that served as the guideline. When I asked KISAKI-kun how he wished me to sing it he told me “Do as you wish”.

KISAKI: Because I do trust him, so I was sure he’ll make a good song. 

ryo: When it came to the songwriting, the demo already had its own worldview, so I did not want to destroy it. I kept the melody as the axis of the song, and then I tried to find ways to add my own colour to it. How could I take a character that had already been created and make it more expressive with my own singing style? I sang the song with that in my mind.

KISAKI: You turned it into absolute perfection.

ryo: My expression of KISAKI-kun is that he is the forerunner of Tanbi-kei and Kotebi-kei. So, I tried to sing in such a way as to bring out the essence of the lyrics and expand the world of the abstractly written lyrics that encompass the entire song as imaginatively as possible. 

KISAKI: Midnight Whisper” is a song with a worldview that is more imaginative than message-oriented, and ryo-kun has done a beautiful and aesthetic job of portraying that. In contrast, Danchou gave a solid shout during “Doppelganger.”

Danchou: It’s a bit of a backstory, but this is the very request I received ever to sing a middle-ballad song. To be honest, it’s totally different from the worldview I usually express, so I was planning to come up with some kind of plan and just to sing it, but once again KISAKI-san told me “I want Danchou to sing this song” and the song was “Doppelganger”. This song is a heavy metal number. Moverver, since SYO from GALNERYUS plays the guitar, I thought “This is very very much my song to sing”. And sang it to the fullest.  

KISAKI: The only person I would feel comfortable entrusting this high-tune-song to is Danchou.Doppelganger” is a song inspired by “XJAPAN” during the “BLUE BLOOD” period. When I asked SYU to play the guitar for me, I asked him “image the guitar solo of XJAPAN’s ART OF LIFE“, and he created exactly the world I wanted.

Danchou: The worldview of this song is definitely my speciality. However the melodies and lyrics that KISAKI-san creates are something I can’t do. KISAKI-san is good at stylistic beauty.But  personally, I’ve always left the stylistic aesthetics to people who are good at it, and I’ve been playing metal in the niche industry, so being able to take on the challenge of stylistic heavy metal head-on this time was a great way to improve my skills. Also, SYU’s guitar sounds extremely Japanese Metal. I also think that SYU and I were able to create a new worldview of heavy metal by expanding on KISAKI’s beautiful and melodious songs.

ryo and Danchou express their own worldviews in slightly different ways from your usual fields.

ryo: Of course, KISAKI-kun  himself selects songs with the focus on the colour of my singing voice, so it’s not that I’m out of sync. Singing a song like this opened a world in which I could present a song with a texture that I haven’t expressed before and what allowed me to bring out new colours.

Danchou: I agree with you on that. It’s interesting as well to discover how much we can expand KISAKI-san worldview by mixing various different elements together. That’s how our songs are born.

Will the songs sung by ryo and Danchou be the face of the “Afterglow” album?

KISAKI: All the songs which are recorded for the album are all “faces” for the album. However, regarding this album “Afterglow” has the most guests including vocalists. So I’m sure everyone is able to enjoy listening to this work as if they were listening to an omnibus album.

■  Could you please tell us again the appeal of the songs you recorded? 

ryo: For “Midnight Whisper,” I sang it in a way that was specifically for recording, without any consideration of singing the live live as well. I hope everyone who listens to the song will enjoy the detailed expression of my singing voice, because of the focus on having it created specially for “recording”, such as the expression of the volume of my voice, which cannot be picked up by a live microphone.

Danchou: In my case, I guess I was able to boost KISAKI-san rock-kid charm through “Doppelganger“. If KISAKI-san would form a heavy metal band, I’m sure they would play songs similar to “Doppelganger“.

KISAKI: Both songs are created to express themselves musicality in a way which focus isn’t on “live shows” but rather in a way that is specific to be heard on a CD. I lined up 30 such kinds of songs packed and separated inside of those three albums. In “Preuve d’être“. which will be released on June 21st (Postponed to July 5th), Miku-kun from アンティック-珈琲店-(AnCafe) will song a song that includes a shout that would never be inside a AnCafe song. It also includes a re-recorded KISAKI PROJECT song with 樹威(Jui)(ヴィドール(VIDOL)) for the first time in a while.  And the last song on the album was created with the image of XJAPAN’s “LAST SONG” in my mind. There are many such kind of songs lined-up, so please look forward hearing them as well.

Danchou: KISAKI-san I have one request for you. If we would have a chance to perform live, why would we not play “Doppelganger” together? It’s a great song and I think it would be fun to invite SYU and show everyone KISAKI-san own METAL spirit live as well.

KISAKI: Right now, I want to go beyond all my boundaries and do all kinds of things. So I don’t know when it will happen, but there is surely a possibility. To be honest, I don’t know what my future holds and I’m not really thinking of live shows at the moment. Not only with my 30th anniversary, but I’m planning to continue making music while expressing myself flexibility in various ways, so be sure to keep an eye on my future and keep on following my movements. 

Vijuttoke2023/06
「DAISHI(Psycho le Cému)×KISAKI×樹威(Jui)(GOTCHAROCKA)」INTERVIEW


INTERVIEW ◎ TOMONORI NAGASAWA
PHOTO ◎ AKIO YOKOYAMA
HAIR MAKEUP ◎ A・DO(KISAKI&樹威)/ MASAE WATANABE(DAISHI)
HAIR MAINTENANCE ◎ hiko[UNDIVIDE](KISAKI)
STYLIST ◎ RIIKO NISHIKAWA(DAISHI)​
TRANSLATION: Team JROCK’N’ROLL
日本語版Japanese version

On June 21st (Postponed to; July 5th), the full-length album 『Preuve d’etre』 will be released. Finally, in celebration of KISAKI’s 30th anniversary, three full-length albums 『Providence』, 『Afterglow』 and 『Preuve d’etre』 have been released for three consecutive months.This is the third album-based interview series. This time with  樹威(Jui) from GOTCHAROCKA, who sang 『Garasu no ALBUM〜New Recording〜』 and DAISHI from Psycho le Cému who sang 『Vertigo』.This time as well, I would like to listen to the words of these three artists who know each other well.

Finally, all the three albums have been released.

KISAKI: It’s taken me more than three years to make this happen, so I feel a sense of relief that I’ve done it. It’s all thanks to the participation of a truly diverse group of guests, together we were able to create these albums that are perfect to celebrate my 30th anniversary.

樹威さん(Jui-san) and DAISHI-san, joined this time for this interview to talk about the appeal of this album. First of all, I would like to ask each of you why you joined to participate in the album. Anyway, KISAKI-san and 樹威さん(Jui-san) have been close friends for a long time, right?

樹威(Jui): We’ve known each other since I was 19, which is a really long time. It was at the beginning of last year when I received the request to participate in the project. At that time, I received a message that said, “I am making an album for my 30th anniversary, I would like you to be a part of it”. Of course I wanted to celebrate his 30th anniversary together, but I was also interested in how it would feel to sing songs from the past in today’s age, so I decided to participate. The song I sang is 『Garasu no ALBUM』, which I continued to sing during my time in KISAKI PROJECT. This time we re-recorded the song I sang for the first time as KISAKI PROJECT. Even though the song had its original unique form, which exist more than a decade, the song itself was re-arranged in the form of 『Garasu no ALBUM』 that KISAKI-san is seeking for today, so I successfully was able to sing the song with a very fresh feeling. What was pleasantly surprising to me, and probably because the lyrics were so ingrained in me, singing them came naturally when we were recording. Singing this song really feels natural. On top of that, I was happy to be able to sing with new inspiration.

KISAKI: 樹威(Jui) and DAISHI-kun have been my friends for a really long time. Their presence was really important to me in making this third album. As 樹威(Jui) mentioned earlier, 『Garasu no ALBUM』 was the song that marked the beginning of KISAKI PROJECT. Since then, I’ve continued to record new songs every chance I get, so I really have a deep feeling for this song. Still, I thought it would be nice to have 樹威(Jui) sing a new song for this album, but when I decided that 樹威(Jui) would also participate, the first thing that crossed my mind was to record a new version of 『Garasu no ALBUM』. Also because this song has gone through different forms and has been re-recorded several times in the past. It made me wonder if I could rearrange 『Garasu no ALBUM』 in a form that I currently idealise with 樹威(Jui) singing. I really wanted to see how this idea would blossom, so I decided to have 樹威(Jui) sing this song.

樹威(Jui): For me, 『Garasu no ALBUM』 is a song that I have a strong attachment to. The very first time I sang as part of KISAKI PROJECT was shortly after I started my activities as a member of ヴィドール(VIDOL). At that time, KISAKI-san had just started KISAKI PROJECT and asked me to participate in the Omnibus Edition, so I have been involved ever since. I never thought then that I would still be able to sing the same songs I sang then.

KISAKI: I agree with you. At the time that KISAKI PROJECT was born, I was only planning that it would be a project for omnibus releases. But since I started the KISAKI PROJECT, which was highly regarded and appreciated at that time, there were many requests for its activities, and as a result it became a long-lasting project, even though it was irregular in nature. First of all, ヴィドール(VIDOL) is an essential band in my life. UNDER CODE PRODUCTION itself was originally created to manage ヴィドール(VIDOL), and as ヴィドール(VIDOL) played a role in the growth of the label, I have an inseparable friendship with 樹威(Jui). Even to this day, it feels like we are good friends. In terms of being a close friend, my friendship with DAISHI-kun is the same.

DAISHI: Oh, you suddenly switched to me (laughs). We’ve known each other for a long time. Personally, I think our friendship goes back even before my activities as Psycho le Cému

KISAKI: I have known DAISHI-kun for about 27-28 years. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that we are almost synchronised.

DAISHI: Actually, we’re the same age. But when I started my band activities, KISAKI-kun was already the head of the KANSAI visual kei scene. So we were lucky to be in a position where KISAKI-kun taught us a lot and supported our activities from the beginning.

KISAKI: In fact, the band that DAISHI-kun was in before Psycho le Cému participated in the omnibus album that was released during my Matina era. At that time, his band often performed at the events we sponsored, and because of that friendship, we were also able to work with Psycho le Cému and perform together. 

DAISHI: For us as a band from Himeji, Osaka is a big city. So we were really grateful to be invited to such events. I still remember being backstage at an event at a live house called ギルド(GUILD) in Osaka. There was no real dressing room, so everyone did their makeup on the fire escape stairs. KISAKI-kun, who organised the event of course, always does his makeup at the highest point, so newcomer bands like us wouldn’t go to greet him. But even to meet KISAKI-kun, climbing the stairs required skillfully dodging other seniors who were also putting on their makeup. I just suddenly remembered that.(lol)

KISAKI: I know why you say that, but since we were also classmates and liked the same kind of music, we quickly shed that “Superior” relationship and became friends on a normal level. I also went on tour to Himeji were I was indebted to the members of Psycho le Cému and defspiral (TRANSTIC NERVE)

DAISHI: But the members of Psycho le Cému were younger than both of us. So at that time they were a little nervous just because we were going to perform at the same event as GOD KISAKI-kun. (lol)

KISAKI: In those days, if I invited someone to an event in Osaka, when we went to Himeji, we were indebted to everyone in Himeji, So it didn’t matter how powerful I was in Osaka, because I still needed everyone’s help.

DAISHI: In the past such kind of connection was really important.

KISAKI: But Psycho le Cému started getting a lot of attention with their appearances on various TV shows, and they easily overtook me in terms of participation and popularity (laughs). It was frustrating at the time, but I was also encouraged by the fact that my friends were taking off in a big way, and after all this time I’m really happy that we were able to work together to create songs for my 30th anniversary album…

DAISHI: I can’t help but fall into the old habit of saying, “I’ll do whatever KISAKI-kun says” (lol). Actually, I was very happy that he invited me.However, the atmosphere and worldview of the song 『Vertigo』 was different from my usual style, so I practised it more than when I learned new songs at Psycho le Cému, and I made sure it was ingrained in my body (laughs).

Certainly, the colour of the music is different from the music sung by Psycho le Cému.

DAISHI: Since I had listened to the songs of the bands KISAKI-kun was in, I predicted that it would be like this. Not only did the music arrive 45 degrees more oblate than predicted, it arrived far beyond that. So the bar level was set pretty high(lol) Actually, I recorded 『Vertigo』 on the same day as defspiral’s TAKA-kun. When I listened to TAKA-kun song first, I found that even though it was KISAKI-kun song, he sang it in a very TAKA-like way, so I sang 『Vertigo』 with the feeling that I should “just dye it my own colour”. As a result, I think I was able to colour KISAKI WORLD while expressing my own colour. 

The response after the song was perfect.

DAISHI: I’m pretty happy with how that turned out. Moreover, I was happy that KISAKI-kun asked me to include a story at the end. In the indie era, Psycho le Cému often included stories in their songs. I was happy to be able to do that for the first time in a long time, and it also made me realise how important it is to include storytelling in Psycho le Cému.

Can you please talk about the appeal of 『Garasu no ALBUM』 and 『Vertigo』 one more time?

樹威(Jui): Even though the arrangement had been changed for some reason, I also remembered how I felt when I used to sing it before. I am happy to be able to express “how I would sing 『Garasu no ALBUM』 if I were to sing it right now“. The 『Garasu no ALBUM』 was a song that had been newly recorded several times since it was first recorded over a decade ago, and had even been made into an orchestral version. In addition, I have always sung at every live performance. I am truly grateful that I was able to express the songs that I developed in a way that was unique to me. In fact, the music can only be experienced on this album and is unlike any other version of the 『Garasu no ALBUM』 ever created. If anyone is able to listen to the previous songs, I hope they will be able to compare them with the current 『Garasu no ALBUM』 and get a taste of what it looks like now.

KISAKI: 樹威(Jui) and DAISHI. Both of them are vocalists who have been singing for a long time. I hope you can feel the depth of their songs. 

DAISHI: As for  『Vertigo』, as I said earlier, I think the best part of listening to it is how my singing fits in with KISAKI-kun’s musicality. Also, it’s been a while since we talked together. Also, I grew up listening to D’ELRANGER’s music, so I’ve always had a tendency to like dark songs. The fact that I was able to bring that part so vividly through 『Vertigo』 is a highlight of the album for me.

DAISHI and 樹威(Jui) deepened their friendship with KISAKI through their participation in Omnibus releases in the 90s.

KISAKI: In the past, omnibus albums were important because many of them were created with a clear theme, and the bands that participated in them often deepened their friendship with each other.

DAISHI:  An omnibus disc contains only one song from each band, so it was important at the time to “put everything about the band into that one song so people would understand what we were all about.

KISAKI: There are bands that are serious about competing, and there are bands that come up with songs that were forgotten easily, that’s how I noticed how to approach the bands for future matters.

DAISHI: Including how to positively subvert expectations. Psycho le Cému is an intense band, so sometimes we bring out that intensity, and sometimes we attack with songs because we want to get a lot of people’s attention, and we bring out a freshness by bringing out ballads that you don’t normally get to hear. The sense of the band is also evident in the song selection. That’s the fun of an omnibus CD.

KISAKI: My encounter with 樹威(Jui) is the same. When I was in Syndrome, I released an omnibus CD together with SHOXX and got curious about the band 樹威(Jui) was active in. And so I went for a live to Sendai to meet them.

樹威(Jui): I visited him at the launch and greeted him there, which was my first encounter with KISAKI-san. After that, I moved to Tokyo and formed  ヴィドール(VIDOL). KISAKI-san has been a great help to us and me since that time.

Lastly, could 樹威さん(Jui-san) and DAISHI-san say some words to KISAKI-san?

樹威(Jui): When I was 19 years old, I met KISAKI-san, and from there I was assigned to Matina and moved to Tokyo. When I started  ヴィドール(VIDOL) and even after its disbandment, I continued as a participating member for UNDER CODE PRODUCTION. After my graduation from UNDER CODE PRODUCTIONヴィドール(VIDOL) also disbanded however since then I continued my activities as GOTCHAROCKA. I’m really grateful and happy that KISAKI-san gave me this opportunity to work with him again. Above all, I hope that my participation in this project will be a turning point in my own musical life, and I am deeply moved by the fact that I have been able to return to that memorable『Garasu no ALBUM』 in this form.

KISAKI: 樹威(Jui) is still my label mate and friend. I wish to continue our friendship forever. 

DAICHI: As far as I’m concerned, I think that because it’s your 30th anniversary, we’ve been able to do this together, feeling deep for each other. I am sure that if we had done the same thing on your 10th anniversary, we would not have gotten the feeling we have now. As we both pursued our dreams and continued banding, we have come to where we are now, having gone through various experiences with each other. As I look around me, I see many bands breaking up, forming and breaking up again and again, reviving and then breaking up again. Furthermore, I have continued to see many situations, including retirements. We have gone through similar experiences and are still active today. That’s why we had the opportunity to create songs together like this. Moreover, I am really happy to have been able to participate in the KISAKI-kun milestone release after a long time. I still remember the days when it was hard to be active as a band for us both. By being able to take part in this release while remembering how I felt at the time, I feel like I’ve taken a huge step forward, and I hope we can continue to work hard together.

KISAKI: As for you both and I am truly grateful to all the other artists who were involved in making these albums together. By the time you read this interview, I wonder if any next developments have been announced? I hope that everyone will enjoy the continuation of my dream, so please look forward to it.

Vijuttoke2023/09「KISAKI」INTERVIEW


INTERVIEW ◎TOMONORI NAGASAWA
PHOTO ◎YOSHINOBU BITO
HAIR MAKEUP ◎A・DO
HAIR MAINTENANCE ◎HIKO(UNDIVIDE))
TRANSLATION: Team JROCK’N’ROLL
日本語版Japanese version

By having released the album trilogy 『Providence』『Afterglow』&『Preuve d’etre』 to commemorate KISAKI’s 30th anniversary as a bandman, KISAKI announced that he will perform at 「BEYOND THE KINGDOM -OSAKA-」at BIG CAT in Osaka on November 5th(Sunday). Currently he is preparing for the performance. The final development is expected for this December to know more about this we like you to read this interview.

Your album trilogy  『Providence』『Afterglow』&『Preuve d’etre』 has been very well received by everyone.

KISAKI: It’s all thanks to the cooperation of all the guests who took part in it. I also have received many happy comments about the albums from people who aren’t my fans. The fact that I was able to expand my support base once again at such a major milestone as my 30th anniversary made me very happy and confident.

In line with the album releases, a live event to celebrate your 30th anniversary “BEYOND THE KINGDOM-OSAKA-” at Osaka BIG CAT on November 5th(Sunday) will be held.  And a month before that on October 8th(Sunday) You will appear as “KISAKI PROJECT feat. 樹威(Jui)” at the even “THE GRAND PARADOX” held at Umeda TRAD in Osaka. It’s been a while since there was a performance as “KISAKI PROJECT feat. 樹威(Jui)”.

KISAKI:KISAKI PROJECT feat 樹威(Jui)」 appears for the first time in 16 years. The basic members are myself and 樹威(Jui), but the guitarist who will join us are also the same members as 16 years ago. The members are TOSHIHIRO (ex-Tinker Bell) and 宮路ヤスアキ(Yasuaki Miyaji) (ex-RONDE). Both are friends who are from the same music era as me. 
I’m really happy to be able to stand on the stage with these members again.
The event is called 「THE GRAND PARADOX」 because it’s hosted by  Katchin-san who runs a bar called PARADOX. Since I’ve often been indebted to him, I’m happy to have agreed to participate in this event in the hope that I can also add some flair to PARADOX’s 20th anniversary and  Katchin-san own 60th birthday celebration. So this event will be and feel different from my own 30th anniversary. However, this be my last time as 「KISAKI PROJECT feat 樹威(Jui)」, so those who have many memories etched in their hearts should definitely take a look at our heroic side. 

So there is a possibility that this even appearance will be really the last appearance as  「KISAKI PROJECT feat 樹威(Jui)」??

KISAKI: I don’t think there will be a next possibility, it’s just happening now, so I don’t think we will do it again. For those who have watched over us as「KISAKI PROJECT feat 樹威(Jui)」, I really hope everyone will watch our performance deeply in their mind.

The other bands appearing at the 「THE GRAND PARADOX」are gorgeous aren’t they?

KISAKI: Katchin-san himself is a person with a wide range of connections in this world. On this day my senior MORRIE will do a session called 「The Dead of Night CitY」.  Katchin-san will play together on that day with 福井祥史(Yoshifumi Fukui)(ex.VINYL/STRAWBERRY FIELDS/DERLANGER)  in a band called まふかっちゃん松田(Mafukat-chan Matsuda). And talking bands which were essential to the scene even FLOW who are still on the MAJOR frontline will appear as well. But of course the big winner of all time is Katchin-san with his band THE FLYING PANTS. I don’t know how 「KISAKI PROJECT feat 樹威(Jui)」 will face THE FLYING PANTS, because they have  established a creative worldview that is very unique to anyone. Of course I want to celebrate the Katchin-san event in a way that will clearly depicts their worldview. 

Talking of your 30th anniversary movement “BEYOND THE KINGDOM-OSAKA- at Osaka BIG CAT on November 5th(Sunday), will be a live performance that follows that trend. 

KISAKI: That’s right. In January I held a performance of 「BEYOND THE KINGDOM-TOKYO-」 in Tokyo. Personally, I felt good about the activities of THE LOCUS, which was only formed on that day as a 30th anniversary band to end with just the Tokyo performance. Because of this, I was able to give a live performance that was convincing and satisfying. I was very happy that when so many people told me they wanted to see us live again, even the members, including vocalists 幸樹(Kouki) and 真緒くんMao-kun, said, “Let’s do it in Osaka“. Since I am from Kansai and have always been based in Osaka, I decided that we should conclude the 30th anniversary celebrations with this concert in Osaka. So I made this decision.

The members of THE LOCUS are all from Kansai.

KISAKI: correct. All the members are from the Kansai region. At the time of the Tokyo performance, all members were from Kansai. After all, if Kansai people have a better mood, it’s easier to be around them. I invited a lot of Kansai bands as the guest bands, including Psycho le Cému, 摩天楼オペラ(Matenrou Opera), NEGA, FEST VAINQUEUR, Leetspeak monsters, and JILUKA. As for the guests, we’re talking about bands that include musicians who have participated in my three albums. NEGA was originally a band affiliated with UNDERCODE PRODUCTION, which disbanded exactly 10 years ago in 2013 with a live show to dismantle UNDERCODE PRODUCTION. The venue at that time was Osaka BIG CAT, so I’m happy that NEGA is coming back to my event for the first time in 10 years.

So, this year marks the 10th anniversary of the dissolution of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION.

KISAKI: Yes, it has been 10 years already. At that time it was the 20th anniversary of my own activities and in many ways it was a turning point for me. One of these events was the dismantling of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION, which I had been running. While I was talking about various things with the members of NEGA, who shared the same era with us and members of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION, I was happy that they themselves said “they would love to add colour to my 30th anniversary celebration”.

The big highlight of this day’s event is the big session of 『神歌(Shinka)』 at the end.

KISAKI: It’s something I can only show off. There are a lot of bands performing, so it’s difficult to stay excited. However, you won’t feel bored until the end. Rather, I really want to show a spectacular stage performance at the end. That’s why I’m planning to have all the band members who performed that day to go on stage together and play a big session as『神歌(Shinka)』. It’s definitely going to be chaotic on stage. However, I want everyone to experience that chaotic fun. I think the most ideal way to end the event is to close it with such excitement for everyone. 

As the 30th anniversary year unfolds, this day will be your live show for the rest of the year…

KISAKI: Yes, this will be my last one. Regarding live shows, I have received my invitations for next year, but I have declined all of them and I’m not planning to do any live shows myself as well. First and foremost, I have to make sure that the performance that is scheduled for November 5th is going to happen. In addition to that, this December, which will be the last month of my 30th anniversary year, I will release a mini-CD and something else I want to do, so for the rest of this year I will concentrate on getting that done first.

This means that if you miss the live performances in October and November, you won’t know when you’ll be able to see KISAKI-san on stage again?

KISAKI: I won’t be taking the initiative to go on stage next year unless I have a real good reason to do so. I’m not retiring at all, so if there’s a reason or a need for me to be on stage, I’ll do it. Personally, I want to try something different from what I’m doing now, so I don’t think I’ll be doing a live show next year, and I won’t be on stage unless something really happens.
That’s why I’ve cherished each and every movement of this year’s 30th anniversary, and how much I’ve cherished this past year. I think you’ll understand if you keep following my steps leading to my final plan which will take place this December. Btw, that’s why I’m still working on new songs.

KISAKI-san, you have really been spending your days focusing on creating music for the past few years.

KISAKI: The trilogy of albums released this year is definitely one of the top three albums I’ve ever created. Looking back on my 30 years of work, I’m very satisfied and convinced. Based on this, I decided to create a release for December that would culminate KISAKI’s musicality in the scene of Visual Kei. I’m currently working on it with various people.

I look forward to hearing more about it. By the way, I know there are a lot of people who would like to see the November concert but will not be able to. Do you have any plans to preserve that performance in some way?

KISAKI: At the moment I haven’t thought about it yet. After all, I want those who will visit the shows experience the music directly with their own eyes and ears and taste the atmosphere. However, it seems that someone from a TV station will be filming footage, which also will include a record. It’s not yet decided if it also will be broadcasted but there is a possibility. That doesn’t mean it will be highly on TV, currently I think I will enjoy it as a personal thing and just enjoy having it on film, because at the moment I don’t have any intention of turning it into real footage. That is why I want to ask everyone to come to the live show and watch my show in person. Those are the last moves for my 30th anniversary and I will talk about it more in the near future. Please look forward to it.

KISAKI BANDWORKS 30TH ANNIVERSARY LIVE
「BEYOND THE KINGDOM -OSAKA-」
2023.11.05(SUN) OSAKA BIG CAT

CAST
■THE LOCUS -当日限定バンド-
■Psycho le Cému
■摩天楼オペラ
■defspiral
■NEGA
■FEST VAINQUEUR
■Leetspeak monsters
■JILUKA
※At the end an amazing session with everyone as 神歌(Shinka)
ADV: 7800yen / Door 8000yen + Drink
Tickets: E-plus
Full Details in Japanese

KISAKI BAND WORKS 30TH ANNIVERSARY


TRANSLATION: Team JROCK’N’ROLL
日本語版Japanese version

-FINAL PART- 
This year, KISAKI has embarked on various developments to commemorate his 30th anniversary as a band member. The culmination of these efforts will be packaged as KISAKI BANDWORKS 3OTH ANNIVERSARY LAST ALBUM “Eternally” which will be released on December 27th, and also KISAKI BANDWORKS 3OTH ANNIVERSARY LAST SINGLE “破 戒 (Hakai)”, which will be released as a limited edition on the WEB SHOP, and “Re_REQUIEM〜FINAL MIX〜”, which will be released as a final music video from December 31st, 3:00p.m (JST). We talked to KISAKI about his thoughts behind these three releases.

──First of all, I would like to ask you about your impressions after the “KISAKI BANDWORKS 30TH ANNIVERSARY LIVE ~BEYOND THE KINGDOM -OSAKA-” performance held at Osaka BIG CAT on November 5th.

KISAKI: As a closing event for my 30th anniversary, I gathered my friends for the day to play together and/or against each other in friendly competition. We spent the whole time backstage in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere, and each band gave their best on stage. In addition, everyone stayed until the end to participate in the “神歌(Shinka)” session.  Thanks to everyone’s passion and support, that day’s live performance was truly a blast.

── Everyone who performed a live show that day has lots of respect for KISAKI-san and they all follow KISAKI ISM closely, isn’t it?.

KISAKI: I was very happy that everyone’s thoughts were conveyed to me. This event brought together all the people I have had connections with through my 30 years of activities.Because they all know me so well, I was very happy to see them show me that they have inherited the will that I have carved into the visual scene. Because of that I It’s truly a blessing for me to be an artist.
With the members of THE LOCUS, a Project band that was born to commemorate my 30th anniversary, we were able to put on a memorable live show, even though there were only a few rehearsals, which showed me once again a group of friends that I really can trust. I am really grateful for that.

──The last part, a big session of “神歌(Shinka)” sung and performed by all the performers, was also a highlight of the event’s typical fun and goofiness.

KISAKI: I was really happy to be able to fully experience that chaotic feeling of the last session of EXTASY SUMMIT, which I had always admired, at my own event. On stage at that time, I followed in my own way the effects I received from YOSHIKI, such as blowing CO2 until the bottles were empty. I was able to do everything I wanted to do in that session.

──With that live show you ended your live activities together with celebrating your 30th anniversary. Also your 30th anniversary will be ended with three last releases: KISAKI BANDWORKS 3OTH ANNIVERSARY LAST ALBUM “Eternally”, KISAKI BANDWORKS 3OTH ANNIVERSARY LAST SINGLE “Hakai” and ENDING MV “Re_REQUIEM~FINAL MIX~”.

KISAKI: Continuing from the album trilogy, this time as well, I have invited various artists as guests. The 30th anniversary movement will be completed with these three releases. Among them, the three people who participated in the last album “Eternally” as guest are vocalists, 苑(Sono) (摩天楼オペラ(Matenrou Opera)), Ai (DEATHGAZE・DARREL), and AKIRA (MIRAGE・RENAME), they also participated in writing the lyrics. Please check out the album booklet to see how they perceived my 30th anniversary and what kind of thoughts they wrote about it.

──Of course, KISAKI-san wrote a lot of lyrics, but if you boil it down to a rough summary, don’t most of the lyrics have the content of “heading towards destruction”?

KISAKI This is the word that symbolizes these three releases, and it’s also my own feeling. However, I don’t mean it in a negative way, but I hope people will take it as a kind of feeling or lingering feeling that remains in their hearts after watching a moving movie that resonates with their hearts.

At first, I thought of consolidating all three titles into the LAST ALBUM “Eternally,” but there was a risk that the sense that the unity as a story would be lost if I would combine them all into one album. Because the theme is so “Eternally” the name “Eternally”  was chosen as the name of the album. “Hakai” has the theme of “destruction” as the title also suggests. “Re_REQUIEM~FINAL MIX~” has the meaning of requiem.
However, the underlying thoughts are common in all of my works.
Among them, “Hakai” has the meaning of destroying the experience and accumulation accumulated of 30 years of my band activities and returning to zero.
If you listen to the lyrics of “Re_REQUIEM~FINAL MIX~” based on the feelings expressed in “Hakai”, I think you’ll be able to reflect on all kinds of thoughts.

──It’s typical of KISAKI that you don’t end the story on a hopeful note, but rather destroy everything once and for all.

KISAKI “Hakai” is a song that I carefully created based on the feelings I had when I was exposed to visual kei music and the scene and was shocked and inspired. I wanted to play an intense song at the end of the 30th anniversary journey, and I think I ended up with a song that will get you excited when you listen to it.

──In the ENDING MV “Re_REQUIEM ~FINAL MIX~”, which was released after the release of “Hakai”, KISAKI wrote, “When the world ends, your beautiful heart and precious future will all be destroyed. These words are shocking to me as well.

KISAKI This is a new sublimation of the song “REQUIEM” that I released in the past. I asked RAMI (Aldious, Raglaia, RAMI THE REQUIEM) to provide the voice for the story, and myself and LILLY (Little Lilith) participated as image models in the image video. It’s a very beautiful image. However, I created a song and video that would be suitable to conclude the sad journey of my 30th anniversary.

──It’s also nice to be able to enjoy different expressions in all three titles.

KISAKI LAST ALBUM “Eternally” is a work that perfectly incorporates my musical roots. LAST SINGLE “Hakai” also incorporates musical roots and is filled with the thorny musical impulses of the early 90s. By touching on the ENDING MV “Re_REQUIEM~FINAL MIX~” based on this, the project that is the culmination of my 30th anniversary of musical activities will be firmly completed.
Actually, I’m making a video of the Osaka BIG CAT event that took place on November 5th. At the moment, we are promoting the idea of broadcasting it as a special program on national television, so there is a high possibility that it will be broadcast in that form. However, it will not be aired before 2024. For those who were unable to attend this live performance, please look forward to the broadcast. The video team recorded all the footage from the three live shows we did this year, and they also filmed us during the recording, so I’m looking forward to seeing how the footage we shot this year will be used.

──What KISAKI’s fans are surely interested in is how he destroyed his past progress once and for all through the movements of the three works that are the culmination of his 30th anniversary. Since KISAKI has pursued the “aesthetics of destruction and regeneration” in the past, I think you’re going to start a new path of regeneration from here, aren’t you? I think there are a lot of people looking at it with high expectations.

KISAKI: If you look at my own past, you’ll see that both bands and labels have been destroyed and reborn many times.
That doesn’t mean that I’m already thinking about my next step.
First I want to finish all the activities for the 30th anniversary and then take a little break.  After that I will probably think about what to do next.
To be honest, I don’t know if I will be on stage again.
But I will continue to be involved in the music business. I don’t know if it will be in the form of songwriting or producing bands or what form it will take, until the time comes I won’t be able to answer that question, so for now, until December 31st, I’m fully focused on continuing to push forward towards my destruction.
After that, after next year, if I feel that it really makes sense for me to move, I may take some action…

──There are many band members who are now carrying on the KISAKI ISM. Personally, I wish you would do more to increase the number of such people.

KISAKI: I’ve received a lot of feedback like that, and I’m honestly happy to hear from people like that. I really love the visual kei scene, so I’m glad that I was able to leave my mark in this way. However, I would like to reiterate that I want to devote myself to the work of completing the 30th anniversary, so please let me concentrate on that first. 
I would like to emphasize this, my LAST ALBUM “Eternally” is filled with 100% of the elements that influenced me from the Visual Kei world. I believe that I have created a work that is not influenced by any trends, I say this for all my works that I have released this year. Every release that has been completed is worthy of being preserved as permanent works that are indispensable to the history of the visual scene.

──Once again, I would like KISAKI-san to talk about the feelings he would like to express in his final words.
KISAKI: I’ve been able to keep going for 30 years thanks to all the fans who have supported me at various times, everyone involved and the many friends who can be called comrades. Thank you very much.
Artists of my generation still work hard.
However, I don’t think I will sell myself cheaply to do something, so I hope everyone will take a long term view and wait for my future projects even after this destruction.
Before that, my 30th anniversary project that has been going on behind the scenes and above for about three years will finally come to an end.
For now, I want you to watch the movement carefully until the end.

2023-04-26 Providence
2023-05-24 Afterglow
2023-07-05 Preuve d’etre


Vijuttoke info: http://vijuttoke.com/contents/
Club Zy. Info: https://www.club-zy.com/contents/interview/vijuttoke

2021/03 JROCK’N’ROLL Interview with KISAKI!
Please check it out if you didn’t read it yet!
https://jrocknroll.com/interview-with-kisaki/

INTERVIEW – CHINCHIN

Vijuttoke2023/12「チンチン(CHINCHIN)」INTERVIEW

Translation: Team JROCK’N’ROLL
日本語版JAPANESE Ver.

For a moment when I saw the name of the band, I thought it was a joke,  but that thought turned out to be that “チンチン(CHINCHIN)” is a band that started with the desire to share “HAPPINESS” with as many people as possible! After reading this interview, your perspective on this band will change!

Because this is the first appeariance of “チンチン(CHINCHIN)” in Vijuttoke, please introduce us “チンチン(CHINCHIN)”.

チンチン(CHINCHIN) is a VISUAL ROCK BAND based in Tokyo. Those who have come to our live shows to listen and watch us, as well as ourselves, are wondering “What kind of band will チンチン(CHINCHIN) develop into?” We’re in the process of figuring out what kind of band we are and want to be, so at this point we can’t say for sure what kind of band we’re going to be. The only thing we can say is that we’re moving forward without being bound by the words “way of life“, “the way people take for “granted” and “concepts“. Since we all live only once, ordinary happiness is the best, and there are different worlds. We look at a long-standing “normal” form from different perspectives and perform each live with the intention of transforming into something greater. We as a band are pushed forward every day by the people who love チンチン(CHINCHIN), knowing that there may be no tomorrow. So each of us has only one life, and let’s live it happily!

Please tell us more about your concept of “world happiness“, “anti-racism“, “our wish is that discrimination disappears from this world and everyone can live a happy life“.

There are so many unreasonable things in the world, such as people’s likes and dislikes, physiological differences, bullying, power harassment, etc. …. So why do people actually conflict with each other?
We are all born in the same era and we are all born on the same Mother Earth, so why do we suffer and grieve so much?
We’re sure that people who have bumped into each other will be able to empathize with each other in some way. 
I (ごきげん(Gokigen)) was bullied for years because my mother is from the Philippines. I was even bullied in front of my mother. It didn’t matter if my mother saw it and cried, the bullying didn’t stop at all.
At times like that, even though I was being bullied, “I was still smiling“. “I didn’t want to worry my mother“. Even to the people who bullied me I always said “You’re still my friend” but honestly it was really hard for me to keep smiling at them. 
It was hard, but what I realized there was that by smiling I was able to connect with my bully, I was able to laugh and get over it, even though it was really hard and painful I was able to really smile and get through it.”Mental illness is born from the mind“.  No matter how painful things may be, “smile and step over it“. That’s why we play various live shows as “CHINCHIN“, because we are a group of friends who can laugh with each other through music. We want to empathize with the audience and share “Happiness” with as many people as possible.

Actually, I want to ask various things about the band name, but I won’t go into that. Instead, please tell us more about your 1st digital single “カラクリ(KARAKURI)” which was released on various digital platforms. “KARAKURI” is a very interesting song that combines intensity with a catchy chorus! Please tell us more about it.

Thank you very much.
“KARAKURI” means “person”. The KARAKURI puppet is manipulated by human hands to do what they want, and the KARAKURI puppet is manipulated to do what they want, and years go by without any resistance.
The Karakuri lyrics say, “The chains are broken, the broken wings spread, the Karakuri cry out. Although they are finally free, the eyes of the world “stare at them with cold eyes”. Most people live similarly and in the same way as if they had been controlled by God since birth.
Meanwhile, if you dare to do something different from what people usually do, cold eyes will stare at you and the world, and your “freedom” will be taken away.
After the chorus it says “In a world of despair where I was trapped forever, I lost my wings and was saved by black tears. Here you are”.
Even if you gain “freedom”, the world will look at you coldly, and as soon as you decide that you don’t need freedom anymore (lose your wings), the eyes of the world will turn to seek coexistence (you will be saved).
But in reality we only have one life, there was a time when I wanted to live more freely, but my thoughts that I couldn’t accomplish everything I wanted overflowed with tears (“black” is not a clear color, but a stained color filled with various feelings), so  I (ごきげん(Gokigen)) wrote the lyrics in the sense of passing black tears filled with thoughts to the one who saved you. And in the next chorus, “The flowers of rebellion are in bloom, the earth-illuminating rains are pouring down on the withered brain”. You only live once and you can’t let it end like this.  
We started rebelling because we still want to be free, and because we want everyone in the world to enjoy their once-in-a-lifetime life more. The lyrics of the song were written in the hope that rain would fall so that this thought would reach a wider audience!

 The title and lyrics of the song “兎(Usagi)” are interesting. Please also tell me about this song.

Thank you! !
The rabbit is based on a girl.
It doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman, but I think there are many women who feel deep inside that they would be lonely if the person they love didn’t pay attention to them.
But not only humans, all animals are the same.
Rabbits, in particular, are sensitive creatures that can get really lonely and die if they get too stressed.
So I don’t want you to be lonely, I want you to play with me, and when you come home, I want you to say “I’m home” and “look into each other’s eyes!”
I can’t talk to rabbits, but even if I can’t, just sharing the same space with them will make both humans and animals happy!
That’s why I (ごきげん(Gokigen)) wrote these lyrics!

What does the song “Debas” mean honestly? Please also tell me about this song.

“Depas”(Etizolam)” = “medicine”, but we want to convey to as many people as possible that “some people living in this day and age live in such pain that they want strong medicine to make them feel better”. We created an intense song called “Depas” because we want people to understand and sympathize with these people even a little!

On November 14th (Tuesday), the launch event “Declaration of War” was held at Ikebukuro EDGE.What was that day like?

It was an unforgettable day in our lives! The days leading up to this day were really tough and hard, but we felt that we were only able to face this day because of the support of those around us!

■ You were looking for EXTRAS for the new band photo. You uploaded a “Notice of Heartfelt Gratitude” on SNS, but did you gather without problems?

Yes! In the end everything went smoothly without any problems. Each of the EXTRAS has something called “life” and “time”, and this may be an irreplaceable part of each of you who were born in the same era, but in this part of your life, time… We are very honored to be able to leave a monument together!

■Was it difficult to shoot the new band photos?

We never once thought that taking our new band photo was “difficult”! Rather, we felt excited and before the shooting began, we asked our EXTRAS, “Do you feel nervous?”  However, everyone said in unison, “I’m looking forward to it!”  so we were able to have a great time shooting with everyone until the end!

■Now comes the last question. You mentioned that you are aiming for the world based in Tokyo, but how should you go about doing it around the world?

We don’t really think about it, but one thing we can say is that we want to make the world “HAPPY” by delivering our “music” and “thoughts” to as many people as possible!

Finally, please give a message to Vijuttoke readers.

Would you please watch CHINCHIN become even more popular?!

INTERVIEW – ARS NØVA

VIJUTTOKE2023/12「ARS NØVA」INTERVIEW

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TRANSLATION: Team JROCK’N’ROLL
日本語版JAPANESE Ver.

It has been about 9 months since the start of the new Ars Nøva, and the new Ars Nøva continues to outgrow the changes to be proud of the Ars Nøva it has become! The three songs that Ars Nøva released for three months in a row are exactly the songs that made them look different!

This is Ars Nøva’s second appearance at Vijuttoke. The last 3 months you have released one song a month. After listening to all the songs, I have the impression that you were aiming for a tone and sound that would change the image of Ars Nøva. Please tell us more about it.  

HIVARI: About 9 months have passed since we started, and we felt that the image of Ars Nøva had been established among us. However, if we continued to be satisfied with that image and just tried to maintain it, it would lead to the audience slowly rejecting Ars Nøva. So we knew that we had to fight with a new attitude. Our new concept is that we continue to improve what we are proud of and what Ars Nøva has become.

Noie: Sometimes I tried to be straightforward, and sometimes I tried to swell the name of the band Ars Nøva and give it character and novelty in my own way. 

RyO: “Raisøn D’être” and “vanitas,” which were released as venue-only singles, were made with a lot of care, but they were only available at live venues, which wasn’t easy for everyone to get, so we could say that our world was a bit closed. So this time we decided to deliver our songs in a more listenable distribution format, which will hopefully help to touch the hearts of more people.

Let’s listen to the three songs and talk about them in more detail. Let’s start with “KAISER” which was released on October 21st. “KAISER” is a fusion of digital and good melody! Please tell us more about this song.

RyO: Since it is the first release, we tried to change our image of the past by boldly incorporating digital sounds while keeping the classics in mind. Even for someone like me who usually uses classical and symphonic sounds as a weapon, this song was a challenge for me to create using a “new technique”.

HIVARI:  As soon as I received the demo from RyO, I was convinced that it would turn out to be the best! Even now I think it’s the most suitable song for us. That’s why I dared to be straightforward in the lyrics and focused on conveying one’s determination.

Noie: As a drummer, I was very conscious of trying to keep the beat simple and keep it cool.

“慾亡(Yokuna)” was released on November 17th and is an enchanting and intense song that also tells a story, as the kanji in the title suggests! Please tell us more about it.

RyO: “KAISER” showed the change in our sound, this song showed the change in tone by incorporating elements of metalcore. On top of that, it has a melancholic melody, which makes it dramatic and typical visual-kei-ish.

HIVARI:  More than anything, I wanted to show that we have these weapons now. But with the lyrics of this song and the way I sang it, I was able to create a new version of myself.

Noie: This song was a new challenge for RyO-kun because he was able to create it. I was sure that I would push myself to my limits as well.

RyO: I’m happy to say that both of them brought me something radical that even went beyond what I’d imagined (lol).

“sixth sense”, which was released on December 8th, felt like a perfect song to end the three consecutive months of releases. It feels like a fusion between “KAISER” and “慾亡(Yokuna)” or rather a culmination.  Please tell us more about this song.

HIVARI:  The last piece we needed to enter a new battlefield was a song that would lead us to unity at our live shows. After all, Ars Nøva’s greatest weapon is the cool appearance of our Stella(‘s) (= fan’s name). That’s why this is a twisted love song dedicated to our Stella’s. 

Noie: The rhythm is easy to understand so that everyone can enjoy it, and there are changes in tempo as well, so I hope that people can feel the fun of “Rhythm” as well.

RyO: That’s right. After incorporating the new elements from “KAISER” and 慾亡(Yokuna), we discussed the song structure and rhythm pattern based on HIVARI’s suggestions. In the end, we came up with a song that everyone can enjoy live. We’ve also added some fun ways to enjoy it just by listening to it, such as playing unusual sounds on the synthesizer and making it a 6-beat track.

And in this new artist photo, I see a uniformity in the costumes that incorporate military uniforms. Did you have a concept for the art photos?

HIVARI: “Battlefield”. That’s where we are now.

Currently, Ars Nøva is a 5-member band including the supporting members (Gt. 恋(Ren), Bass. めぐむ(Megumu)). What is the current balance of being a 5 member band like Ars Nøva?

HIVARI: Acoustically and visually, Ren and Megumu go beyond the boundaries of their support. They bring out their own colors. So, thanks to Ren and Megumu, we are able to pour out the colors of Ars Nøva like never before. Thanks to this power, we can proudly say that Ars Nøva is the coolest right now.

Noie: I have the feeling that with the help of our supporting members, we have been able to form a beautiful pentagon.

On February 7th next year, the “Ars Nøva HIVARI Birthday hosted event “EGØIST” will be held at Takadanobaba CLUB PHASE. What kind of day can we expect?

HIVARI: Anyway, on this day I will be the happiest person in the world!
To achieve this, it is important that our Stella, the fans of the other bands, the bands and everyone involved is happy. I want everyone to be happy to make me happy!

On March 8th next year, the Ikebukuro BlackHole “Ars Nøva 1st Anniversary Performance” will be held. Please tell us your enthusiasm for your 1st anniversary!

HIVARI: From my perspective, it may have only been a year. But also our Stella’s who walked with us knew that it was not an easy journey. On that day, we’re going to put everything into our longed-for BlackHole show and carve it into something that only we can shape.

Noie: It hasn’t been an easy year, but I’m going to push through with all my might so that everyone involved can honestly say it was a really good live show!

Finally, please give a message to Vijuttoke readers.

HIVARI: Let us walk together into a future that is torn by war.

RyO: I would be happy if you listen to our songs that we have distributed digitally at your own pace. If you like it, I would like to welcome you as a part of the STELLA family.

Noie: Ars Nøva’s music has become more accessible than ever, so I really hope various people will listen to it and enjoy it and of course also enjoy our live shows!

BAND SEARCH – kanashivari

NEWSBIOGRAPHYRELEASESGALLERYLIVE HISTORYCHEKI

Lyric translations: over here.

2023/08/05 (08/25 UPDATED)

Vijuttoke23年8月号「カナシヴァリ」インタビュー バンドコンセプトは「夢を失った者への救済」!
僕らを欲し強く願えば迷い込める。
そんな人々を案内してくれる1st single「ユメアンナイ-序曲-」もリリース!
https://club-zy.com/contents/662507 <- Read in Japanese!

kanashivari will apear in the next Vijuttoke. Will be availabe for free in vaious selected stores from August 15th onwards.

2023/07

カナシヴァリ

世界観系のコテV系バンド「カナシヴァリ」が結成された!
7月16日(日)池袋BlackHoleにて始動!

メンバーはVocal.ゆのん、Guitar.あーひ、Guitar.れいれい、、Bass.Tuzuri、Drums.Meyiの5人!

kanashivari is a kote world view-kei visual kei band who has just formed!
First live is at Ikebukuro Blackhole at July 16th

The members are: Vocal.ゆのん(yunon)、Guitar.あーひ(a-hi)、Guitar.れいれい(reirei)、Bass.Tuzuri and Drums. Meyi. They are a 5 member band!!

カナシヴァリ

デジタル監視社会なこの現代
囚われた心=「金縛り」を解き放ち
素敵な夢の世界へご案内
不思議な魔法とメロディを、迷える貴女へ贈ります
ようこそ深い夢の中
迷い込んでカナシヴァリ
ようこそ“カナシヴァリ“へ

INFO

結成日: 2023-06-24
活動開始日: 2023-07-16
V系ジャンル: 世界観系のコテ
音楽ジャンル: ゴシック
地域: 東京

MEMBER

Vocal ゆのん (yunon) Twitter & Instagram
Guitar れいれい(reirei) Twitter & Instagram
Guitar あーひ (a-hi) Twitter & Instagram (ex.クリシュナⅡ)
Bass Tuzuri TwitterInstagramThreads 
Drums Meyi Twitter
Official TwitterYoutubeWebsite

kanashivari

Today, we live in a society of digital surveillance.
Your trapped heart = 「Sleep paralysis」, Let us set you free.
We guide you to a wonderful dream world.
We send to those who feel lost, mysterious magic and melodies.
Welcome to a deep dream(s)
Lose yourself in kanashivari
Welcome to kanashivari

INFO

FORMATION: 2023-06-24
START: 2023-07-16
VK GENRE: Koto worldview-kei
MUSIC GENRE: Gothic
AREA: Tokyo

MEDIA

2023-06-24 Visunavi
2023-08-22 Vijuttoke [ENGLISH]
2023-10-10 V-Style FREE MAGAZINE EvoL’v Vol.67 【 @コラム Vol.22 】

BIOGRAPHY

2023-06-24  結成  東京でカナシヴァリ(kanashivari)が結成
2023-07-07  初リリース  「ユメアンナイ–序曲–」
2023-07-16  始動ライブ 池袋BlackHole presents 『Lovers Night – カナシヴァリ始動 –』
2023-08-01 サブスク解禁 1stシングル「ユメアンナイ–序曲–」はサブスクリプションにてダウンロード、ストリーミングが解禁されました。
2023-08-01ライブ主催 カナシヴァリ主催「〜ゆのん・れいれい・Meyi生誕祭〜」

【リリース情報】

2023.07.07 (FRI)
1st Single 「ユメアンナイ-序曲-」(YUME ANNAI -Jokyoku-) release
PRICE: ¥1,000(+税(tax))
CATALOG NUM: KV-01
Digital/サブスク: Big-UP! (itunes, spotify etc.)

TRACKLIST
01. ユメアンナイ-序曲- (YUME ANNAI -Jokyoku-)
02. 真・世界線革命 (Shin・Sekaisen Kakumei)

■販売店 (Store)
自主盤倶楽部(Jishuban Club)、Like an Edison東京本店(Tokyo)
※いずれかの店舗でご購入の場合、特典有り
※If purchase at the store it includes a bonus.

Like an Edison東京本店
〒160-0023 東京都新宿区西新宿7丁目15−14 坂本ビル 1F
03-3369-3119
■ オンラインで購入: Website
■ Buy online: Website

■ 特典 個人サイン入り集合チェキ(サイン個人ランダム)
■ Purchase Bonus: A random cheki with all members including a signature of one of the members.

Vocal ゆのん
はじめまして。
カナシヴァリVocal.ゆのんと申します。
素敵で美しい夢の世界で貴女の心、縛ります。

Guitar れいれい 
カナシヴァリ Gt れいれい 
夢の中 れ れ れ 

Guitar あーひ
はじまりました
カナシヴァリ ギターのあーひです
不思議な夢で逢いましょう

Bass Tuzuri
カナシヴァリBASS担当のTuzuriです
お待たせしました
素敵な音楽と夢を。
カナシヴァリの世界でお会いしましょう。

Drums Meyi
夢幻世界ヘノ案内従者
カナシヴァリ Meyi(メイ)です。
現実社会に縛られた人々よ。
共に煌めく夢を楽しみましょう。

Vocal yunon
Nice to meet you.
I am kanashivari vocalist Yunon
I will bind your heart in a wonderful and beautiful dream world.

Guitar reirei
I am kanashivari guitarist reirei
Re Re Re in your dreams.

Guitar a-hi
Nice to meet you.
I am kanashivari guitarist a-hi
Let’s meet in a marvelous dream.

Bass Tuzuri
I am Tuzuri, in charge of kanashivari BASS.
I’m sorry to made you wait.
Beautiful music and dreams.
Let’s meet in the world of kanashivari

Drums Meyi
I’m your guide to follow to the dream world.
I am kanashivari Meyi.
Those who are bound by the real word.
Let’s enjoy the sparkling dreams together.

2023
2023-07-16 池袋BlackHole ➞ BlackHole presents 『Lovers Night – カナシヴァリ始動 -』
2023-08-11 池袋BlackHole ➞ BlackHole -14th Anniversary – 『真夏の聖戦』
2023-08-23 池袋BlackHole ➞ BlackHole BLUESounds presents 『セカイのハジマリ Vol.8』
2023-09-07 池袋BlackHole ➞ Planet CHILD Music presents 『四季彩プラネタリウム』
2023-09-20 池袋BlackHole ➞ BlackHole presents 『Lovers Night』
2023-10-03 池袋BlackHole ➞ DazzlingBAD presents HATE the party -iT-生誕主催 『HATE 3rd birthday』
2023-10-13 池袋BlackHole ➞ BlackHole presents 『Lovers Night』
2023-12-19 池袋BlackHole ➞ HATE the party 悠汰&痲紗生誕主催 『相克〜antagonism〜』
2023-12-29 池袋BlackHole ➞ BlackHole 2023 FINAL GIG -Day3 RookiE –
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2024-01-31 新宿HOLIDAY SHIJUKU ➞ Burst Presents TOKYO REBELLION


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Cheki System
○ Please reserve your Cheki’s before 10AM (To be taken on the a live day) via the official Twitter.
○ 1 cheki is 1000 yen and 1 point will be given.
○ For every 2 points you can have one cheki signed with your desired words.
○ For every 5 points you can take a selfie with you favorite member
○ You are free to use your points anytime.
○ You also receive 1 point if you buy their CD.
○ You will receive a pointcard to collect your points.
○ The Staff will (usually) sell merchandise during the changeover immediately after Kanashivari performance.(sales will be only availabe during this time)
○ If you would like to receive your point benefits, please inform the staff and give your pointcard at this changeover moment.
○ For those who used their points, please be ready after the second turn after the show. The memebers will hold their 2-shot and handing out their signed cheki’s and will return your pointcard. (As a general rule, its only possible at this moment but there are exceptions)
○ Please prepare your camera in advance for the 2-shot photo.
○ On the live day, please check the band official X account if things are different for the day.

Please include the following details to the DM.
・ The desired live day you wish the cheki’s from and which day you pick them up.
・ Which member(s) you want cheki’s from.
・ How many cheki’s you want from each member.
・ Your name or nickname.

example.
チェキ予約
・9月7日
・Vo.ゆのん
・5枚
・龍

For overseas fans, Questions & help, be free to DM JROCK’N’ROLL on twitter.

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Lyrics: HERE

2023-12-03

2023-12-02 New Music video 『告吐(kokuhaku)』was released.

2023-11-24

Zetsumei shared their new visual and Support drummer Muu joined and renamed himself into Shikina (色梛)

2023-10-30

Zetsumei openend a special TikTok account to share their paranoid love as videos to you! Be sure to check it out!

2023-10-08

Zetsumei openend a special twitter account to share their paranoid love daily to you!

2023-09-19

Zetsumei released their first digital Mini-Album Bokutachi no Keikaku

僕達の計画 (Bokutachi no Keikaku)
Release date: 2023-09-19
Medium: DIGITAL | Format: digital single
https://linkco.re/NpAxVBXE?lang=ja
Tracklist
1.誘拐 (Yuukai)
2.綴 (Tsuzuri)
3.翅 (Hane)
4.憎雨 (Zouu)
5.徒花 (Adabana)
6.遂行 (Suikou)

2023-09-13

Do: Today will be my last time supporting ZETSUMEI
Thank you very much for your support for todays ZETSUMEI live.

Zetsumei: Do has supported us for while, however September 13th was his last day as support. Everyone thank you very much for your continued support for Zetsumei and Do.

2023-07-21

2023-07-21 NEW song preview video 『綴』『翅』

Furitsu: Torn Notebook, worthless trash.

Zetsumei:『綴』Tsudzuri &『翅』(Hana)
Music preview has been released.
Mix & Mastering by 澪(Mio) from NAZARA

Furitsu: Please listen to it a lot and spread it around!

Tsukishiro: Be sure to listen to it!

2023-06-24

Drummer Mona has left the band

Thank you for your continued support of Zetsumei.

We have an announcement regarding drummer Mona.

He has been absent from the band since May 2023.
It became difficult for me to continue as Zetsumei due to my physical condition and unstable mind“.
We have had various discussions together and we would like to announce that Mona will be leaving the band today.

We apologize for the concern we have caused to our fans who have always supported us and to everyone involved.

We deeply apologize for this sudden news.

Zetsumei will continue to be active with the support of a backup drummer.
Thank you for your continued support in the future.

Message from Furitsu

I’m sorry for the sudden announcement.

Mona has been playing drums since the beginning of “Bokutachi no Keikaku” and we really thought that we would be able to continue the band together in the future.

I can’t help feeling bad that I couldn’t do anything for Mona while he wasn’t feeling well at all.

I had a lot of conversations with him, and he was also a very trustworthy friend of mine.

Mona was also very enthusiastic about composing songs. He was always a very important person to me because he always taught me in a positive way how to make music.

Our song 「人肌病」 is a creation made together with Mona, who created the basis for the song, and me, who arranged the music. I remember how moved I felt when I saw Mona’s happiness at the moment of completion.

To be honest, I was confused when I received Mona’s request to withdraw. Of course I accepted it, but I also wondered if we could work together again when he got better. So I was very worried about what to do for him, of course I did my best to work with him again. But in the end, I respect Mona’s own intentions, and that is how it ended.

I really hope that things will be better for him and us now.

Of course, I was really worried about what to do now, and I was thinking about worst-case scenarios, like whether we should take a break from the activity.

After all, I have a huge responsibility to the members and fans who are still with us.
You all have been following me and us for a long time and I haven’t been able to return any good favor yet.

I can no longer make anyone sad.

We will continue to protect everyone’s whereabouts.

We will continue with Zetsumei from now on despite this kind of announcement.

Thank you for continuing to support us.

Zetsumei Furitsu.

Message from Kanaha

To all our fans who always support Zetsumei, I’m truly sorry for this kind of announcement.

Mona invited me to play as a support bassist for them since his birthday event. It’s a pity that the four of us couldn’t perform together after I joined the band as a member.

I would appreciate it if you would keep Mona’s recovery and Zetsumei’s future activities in your hearts.

Zetsumei Kanaha.

2023-06-11

NEW lyric video 『接続肢』(Setsuzoku-shi)

Zetsumei:If our fate is to be together, let’s connect.

Furitsu: It was fate.

Tsukishiro: That’s right, this is why I want you to love me the most. It doesn’t matter how many people will love you, I’ll will connect to you. (squeakingsqueakingsqueakingsqueaking)

2023-05-24

Zetsumei shared their brand new appearance!
Also Bass (Yura) now Kanaha (奏玻) has joined the band as an official member since May 24th!

Let’s look forward which kind of crazy love they will give us next!

2023-05-01

Dr.Mona is currently taking an band activity break due his adjustment disorder.
We wish him good happy recovery from it.

Drummer Do will support Zetsumei’s this months lives.

2023-03-11

Zetsumei first “Boku no Ai” is now available via various digital platforms! Be sure to check it out!

2023-02-04

2023-02-06 Bassist YURA (ユラ) begins acting as support

2023-01-04

Ba. Yodome has been fired of the band.
Zetsumei will continue without him and will continue to perform all their planned lives.

2023-04-01 zetsumei_info
Important announcement

2023/1/4 19:00
Bass Yodome is fired.

Everyone thank you very much for your continued support of Zetsumei.
As the title says, on Wednesday January 4th 2023. Bass Yodome was fired.

The reason why he is fired is as followed:
・ Restoration of trust is impossible.
・ Significant loss of motivation
・ technical performance technique

We are sorry it has come to this just as we are getting started.
We will continue to be active, so we’re going to our very best to keep it up.
Until so far, thank you very much for your support.

Everyone of Zetsumei

2023-04-01 Yodome

To everyone who cheered and supported us.

As announced by the official account.
I Yodome has decided to leave Zetsumei as of today, because of a personal matter.

There are many reasons, but one of them is that I have a clear idea of what I want to do in the future.
This has led to a loss of motivation to continue band activities and so also distrust towards the band members.
Various of things caused this decision.

To everyone who supported us, I sincerely apologize for the inconveniences this all caused.
Zetsumei will continue its activity in the future, so I would appreciate if you continue your support.

Maybe you will see me involved in music someday again, or maybe not. But I hope I will be able to meet everyone someday somewhere again.

Zetsumei, Yodome.

Ba.淀目 解雇

平素よりゼツメイを応援して頂きありがとうございます。
タイトルにあります通り、2023年1月4日(水)付にて
Ba.淀目を「解雇処分」とさせて頂きます。

解雇理由としては、
・信頼の回復が不可能な状況にある
・モチベーションの著しい低下
・演奏技術面

上記となります。

始動したばかりにこのような形となり申し訳ありません。
なお、バンドとしてはこれからも活動を精力的に続けていく為、
これからも応援よろしくお願い致します。

ゼツメイ一同

2023-04-01 Yodome

今まで応援してくださった皆様へ

公式からのお知らせの通り。
私事ではありますが淀目は本日を持ちましてゼツメイを脱退する事になりました。

理由は多々ありますが自分のやりたい事が 明確に見つかったというのもあり 。
それに伴いバンドへのモチベーションの低下 そしてメンバーへの不信感を煽ってしまった事 。
色々な事が重なりこのような結果になってしまいました 。

急な発表も重なり応援してくださった皆さまへ 。
多大なるご迷惑をおかけした事 誠にお詫び申し上げます。

今後もゼツメイは続いていきますので 引き続き応援して頂ければ幸いです。

今後どこかで私が音楽に関わるかもしれないですしもう関わらないかもしれませんが またどこかで皆様とお会いできる事を 心より願っております。

ゼツメイ淀目

2022-12-05

Today, 僕達の計画(Bokutachi no Keikaku) evolved into ゼツメイ(ZETSUMEI)!
They finally fulfilled their plan. They finally kidnapped you.

Please enjoy their newest photos and music video!
I hope you will keep an eye on JROCK’N’ROLL, because will continue to follow their “plan”.
Because their disgusting love will never end for you until your last breath.

Their lyrics will be translated on a later date, please wait for it!

And Dr. Nakimushi(泣虫) changed his name into Mona(喪那).

Btw, the meaning of ZETSUMEI is: end of life; death; breathing one’s last



2022/12/5

ゼツメイ始動
僕達の計画は遂行された。
今までのストーリーが全て繋がってたんだ。

君達が無く顔も君達が笑う顔も全部全部愛しい。
それを君が気持ち悪いって思うのは勝手だ。

でも僕はこの気持ち悪い愛を君に伝え続けるよ。

絶やさない命は今ここでゼツメイに変わる。

2022/12/5

The start of Zetsumei
Our plan(bokutachi no keikaku) was carried out.
All the stories so far are connected to this point.

The smiling faces and any faces you all gave us, they are all dear to us.
It’s up to you if you find our love disgusting.
Anyway, we’ll keep telling you about our disgusting love for you.

From this day forward, we remain with you until the end of our lives.

僕達の計画 (Bokutachi no Keikaku)
(Check back how they evolved into ZETSUMEI)

MEMBERS:

VOCALS: Tsukishiro (月白)
GUITAR: Furitsu (不律)
BASS: Kanaha (奏玻) (since 2023-02-06)
Drums: Shikina (色梛) (Since 2023-09-27)


PAST-MEMBERS:

BASS: Yodome (淀目) (left on January 4th 2023) | TwitterInstagram
DRUMS: Mona (喪那) (Left on June 24th 2023)
Sp.Drums: Do (ド)  | TwitterInstagram (From 2023-05-07 until 2023-09-13 )


SNS:

BAND: Twitter – Website – Youtube
DAILY: TwitterInstagram
Tsukishiro (月白) | Twitter – InstagramThreads
Furitsu (不律) | Twitter – InstagramThreads
Kanaha (奏玻) | TwitterInstagramThreads
Shikina (色梛) | TwitterInstagramThreads


MAGAZINE

2022-12-25「hévn Vol.014 第108号」 [SMALL FEATURE]


RELEASE

ゼツメイ (ZETSUMEI)
Release date: 2022-12-26
Price: FREE | Medium: CD-R | Format: demo
Tracklist: 01 誘拐 (Yuukai) 02 憎雨 (Zouu) 03 遂行 (Suikou)
SOLD OUT

ゼツメイ1st single「僕の愛」(Boku no Ai)
Release date: 2023-03-11
Price: tba | Medium: DIGITAL | Format: digital single
Tracklist: 01 絶やさぬ命 (Tayasanu Inochi) 02 憎雨 (Zouu) 03 誘拐 (Yuukai)
Download/stream: TuneCore

残叫 (Zankyou)
Limited release date: 2023-09-01
Price: FREE | Medium: CD-R | Format: demo
Tracklist: 01 残叫 (Zankyou)

僕達の計画 (Bokutachi no Keikaku)
Release date: 2023-09-19
Medium: DIGITAL | Format: digital single
Tracklist: 01.誘拐 (Yuukai) 02.綴 (Tsuzuri) 03.翅 (Hane) 04.憎雨 (Zouu) 05.徒花 (Adabana) 06.遂行 (Suikou)
Download/stream: TuneCore


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BIOGRAPHY

2022-12-05
Bokutachi no Keikaku (僕達の計画) changes its name to ZETSUMEI (ゼツメイ).
Dr.Nakimushi (泣虫) changes his name to Mona (喪那).

2022-12-26
From this day on a free CD with 3 songs is freely distributed (while supplies last) to pick up at their booth .

2023-01-04
Ba.Yodome (淀目) is fired.

2023-01-04 LINE-UP
Vo. Tsukishiro (月白)
Gt. Furitsu (不律)
Dr. Mona (喪那)

2023-02-06
Mona birthday event 『Kowareta Nakimushi (壊れた泣虫)。』 is held

2023-02-06
Bassist YURA (ユラ) begins acting as support

2023-02-06 LINE-UP
V. Tsukishiro (月白)
G. Furitsu (不律)
SuBa. YURA (ユラ)
Sp.Dr. Do (ド) / Dr. Mona (喪那)

2023-03-06
Tsukishiro free birthday oneman 『Tsuki ga Kirei desune (月が綺麗ですね。)』 is held

2023-03-11
Digital single Boku no Ai has been released.

2023-04-28
Dr.Mona (喪那) is unable to perform due to his diagnosis of adjustment disorder.

2023-05-07
Drummer Do (ド) begins acting as support.

2023-05-07 LINE-UP
Vo. Tsukishiro (月白)
Gt. Furitsu (不律)
Sp.Ba. YURA (ユラ)
Sp.Dr. Do (ド) / Dr. Mona (喪那)

2023-05-24
Zetsumei revealed their new look.

2023-05-24
Bassist YURA (ユラ) joins under his new name Kanaha (奏玻).

2023-05-24 LINE-UP
Vo. Tsukishiro (月白)
Gt. Furitsu (不律)
Ba. Kanaha (奏玻)
Sp.Dr. Do (ド) / Dr. Mona (喪那)

2023-06-24
Drummer Mona (喪那) has seceded.

2023-06-24 LINE-UP
Vo. Tsukishiro (月白)
Gt. Furitsu (不律)
Ba. Kanaha (奏玻)
Sp.Dr. Do (ド)

2023-07-21
The recording preview for 「綴」(Tsudzu) 「翅」(Hane) are uploaded to youtube! Both songs are mixed and mastered by 澪(Mio) from NAZARE.

2023-09-01
Guitarist Furitsu (不律) “Zetsumei Furitsu Seitan Shusai 「Fudou no Senritsu.”」 (ゼツメイ不律生誕主催「不動の旋律。」) event is held
For everyone who went to the birthday event a free CD is distributed

2023-09-13
ZETSUMEI 2nd ONEMAN 「Hokorimamire no Shuukai」(埃塗れの集会) is held

Do: Today will be my last time supporting ZETSUMEI
Thank you very much for your support for todays ZETSUMEI live.

Zetsumei: Do has supported us for while, however September 13th was his last day as support. Everyone thank you very much for your continued support for Zetsumei and Do.

2023-09-14 LINE-UP
Vo. Tsukishiro (月白)
Gt. Furitsu (不律)
Ba. Kanaha (奏玻)

2023-09-19 Digital mini album 僕達の計画(Bokutachi no Keikaku) has been released.

2023-09-27 LINE-UP
Vo. Tsukishiro (月白)
Gt. Furitsu (不律)
Ba. Kanaha (奏玻)
Sp.Dr. Muu (ムウ)

2023-10-08 A special X(Twitter) account and Instagram account opens to share their paranoid love daily to you!

On December 8th, Zetsumei 1st anniversary oneman live “絶命日(Zetsumei Nichi)” is held.
ゼツメイ 月白 @ztmi_tsukishiro [Zetsumei Tsukishiro]
ぜつめいび じゃななくて [It’s not Zetsumei-Bi]
ぜつめいにち [Zetsumei-Nichi]
だから 間違えないように [So please don’t read it wrong]

2023-10-30 Zetsumei openend their official TikTok account.

2023-11-24 NEW VISUAL
2023-11-24 Support Drummer Muu changes his name into Shikina (色梛) and joins officially

2023-11-24 LINE-UP
Vo. Tsukishiro (月白)
Gt. Furitsu (不律)
Ba. Kanaha (奏玻)
Dr. Shikina (色梛)

2023-12-02 New Music video 『告吐(kokuhaku)』was released.

2024-03-31 4th oneman ゼツメイ月白生誕無料単独公演「月が綺麗ですね」二〇二四 is held

2022-12-14 渋谷REX 『Ms.EVA 紗七、I.O.合同バースデー主催【兄弟の盃】』
2022-12-26 HOLIDAY SHINJUKU 『cubrick presents二転三転vol.36』
2023-01-06 池袋EDGE 『EDGE New Year fes’23 DAY.2』
2023-01-16 池袋EDGE 『cubrick presents二転三転vol.38』
2023-01-30 高田馬場CLUB PHASE 『ライカザライブ-Advance-vol.13』
2023-02-06 渋谷Star lounge 『喪那生誕主催『壊れた泣虫。』』
2023-02-17 東高円寺二万電圧 『東高円寺二万電圧presents “激突” 鐘ト銃声 VS ゼツメイ』
2023-03-06 渋谷Star lounge 『月白生誕【無料】単独公演『月が綺麗ですね。』』
2023-03-16 HOLIDAY SHINJUKU『cubrick presents二転三転vol.42』
2023-03-22 新宿clubSCIENCE 『くるる本格始動&解散主催『くるる伝説』』
2023-03-31 新宿club SCIENCE『DAMNED主催3MAN LIVE『暴力#2』』
2023-04-07 池袋BlackHole 『リジェーヌ主催公演「twilight cross」』
2023-04-28 HOLIDAY SHINJUKU 『Marvelous Cruelty主催「混ザリ合ウ黒ノ旋律 -第八夜-」』
2023-05-18 HOLIDAY SHINJUKU 『cubrick presents「二転三転」vol.47』
2023-06-15 HOLIDAY SHINJUKU 『鈴木悠太生誕祭 「40歳になりました。1日目」』
2023-06-19 HOLIDAY SHINJUKU『行方不明主催 「遺体で発見されました。」』
2023-07-06 池袋EDGE 『rivabook presents 「七夕賞 」』
2023-07-19 渋谷REX 『cubrick presents「二転三転」vol.51』
2023-07-28 東高円寺二万電圧『東高円寺二万電圧presents “激突” 仮病 VS ゼツメイ』
2023-08-02 池袋Black Hole『我楽多 りく生誕主催 『我楽多りく会。ぷっは~!』
2023-08-14 東高円寺二万電圧『東高円寺二万電圧presents “衝動” ゼツメイ & DAMNED 』
2023-08-23 渋谷Star lounge 『Birth of Jekyll [Jikifest]』
2023-08-29 渋谷REX 『cubrick presents「二転三転」vol.53』
2023-09-01 新宿club SCIENCE 『ゼツメイ不律生誕主催「不動の旋律。」』
2023-09-13 新宿HEIST 『ゼツメイ二部制単独公演「埃塗れの集会」』
2023-09-27 東高円寺二万電圧『東高円寺二万電圧presents「激突” ジグソウ VS ゼツメイ」』
2023-10-06 東高円寺二万電圧『東高円寺二万電圧presents 「激突” ゼツメイ VS ミスイ」 』
2023-10-13 東高円寺二万電圧『東高円寺二万電圧presents 「激突” ゼツメイ VS Marvelous Cruelty 」』
2023-10-20 東高円寺二万電圧『東高円寺二万電圧presents 「激突” ゼツメイ VS カラビンカ」』
2023-10-27 東高円寺二万電圧『東高円寺二万電圧presents 「激突” ゼツメイ VS HUMAN ERROR」 』
2023-10-29 HOLIDAY SHINJUKU『Bloomが贈るHALLOWEEN PARTY 2023』
2023-11-07 新宿club SCIENCE 『絶命鴉〜ゼッカ〜』「鴉-カラス-/ゼツメイ」
2023-11-14 新宿club SCIENCE 『ゆっき〜presents STAND MARIA ~Shinjuku club SCIENCE 8th Anniversary!!~』
2023-11-23 littleHEARTS.STUDIO池袋 『polka dot circus Vol.5』
2023-12-08 渋谷Star lounge 『ゼツメイ一周年記念無料単独公演〜絶命日〜【一周忌】』
2023-12-16 littleHEARTS.STUDIO池袋 『polka dot circus Vol.6』
2023-12-19 HOLIDAY SHINJUKU 『cubrick presents「二転三転」vol.61』
2023-12-29 渋谷REX 『cubrick presents「SHIBUYA-REX presents.「ホントノミリョク x 二転三転 x FREE FOR ALL xユメノツヅキ」』
2024-01-08 新宿ClubSCIENCE 『ゼツメイ主催 新年明けましてお悔やみ申し上げます〜今年も共にゼツメイしましょう〜』
2024-01-19 高田馬場CLUB PHASE 『ライカザライブ~新春万福 東京乱戦~』
2024-01-20 littleHEARTS.STUDIO池袋 (Space emo 池袋内) . 『【polka dot circus Vol.7】』
2024-01-24 新宿club SCIENCE 『ゆっき〜presents STAND MARIA Vol.92』
2024-01-25 池袋EDGE 『SPEEDDISK PRESENTS~Hysteric Media Zone』
2024-02-02 東高円寺二万電圧 『 鮮血A子ちゃん×ゼツメイ 2MAN「鮮血ゼツメイちゃん」』
2024-02-11 新宿club SCIENCE 『ゼツメイバレンタイン主催 告吐日和御嬢さん編〜猪口令糖頂戴〜』
2024-02-13 池袋BlackHole 『Planet CHILD Music presents 『四季彩プラネタリウム』』
2024-02-17 littleHEARTS.STUDIO池袋 (Space emo 池袋内) . 『【polka dot circus Vol.8】』
2024-02-18 池袋BlackHole 『GREN現体制ラスト主催イベント 『さよならbyebye』』
2024-02-28 都内某所
2024-02-29 新宿ANTIKNOCK DAIGOFEST制作委員会 & ANTIKNOCK pre.【D’FEST vol.10】
2024-03-04 池袋BlackHole 『晴夜生誕主催『ハレルヤ爆誕祭オギャア』』
2024-03-11 都内某所
2024-03-12 HOLIDAY SHINJUKU 『 「ソラナキ~八雲生誕主催公演~九死に一生」』
2024-03-22 都内某所
2024-03-28 都内某所
2024-03-31 新宿HEIST 『ゼツメイ月白生誕無料単独公演「月が綺麗ですね」二〇二四』
2024-04-09 都内某所
2024-04-19 都内某所
2024-04-22 都内某所
2024-04-24 都内某所
2024-05-05 都内某所
2024-05-06 都内某所
2024-05-12 都内某所
2024-05-29 都内某所
2024-06-06 都内某所
2024-06-26 都内某所


SETLISTS

  • 2023.12.08


FLYERS

Important Twitter translations

2022-12-05 Mona
“Bokutachi no Keikaku” has been fulfilled.
Once again, my name in Zetsumei(ゼツメイ) is “Mona(喪那)”
It’s my real name.
No matter what you do to me, no matter how you reject me.
I will never let you die…

Zetsumei(ゼツメイ)
Mona(喪那)

2022-12-05 Tsukishiro
If you run away from me, I will continue to kidnap you until our life dies.
As long as I am here, I’ll keep you alive.

Zetsumei (ゼツメイ)
Tsukishiro (月白)

2022-12-05 Zetsumei
“Bokutachi no Keikaku” has kidnapped you.
And this sick love, right here, right now, evolves into “Zetsumei”, a life that never ends.
Let’s start.
A sick love story between you and me…

2022-12-05 Furitsu
I will not end your life.
The reason why I was born is…

Zetsumei (ゼツメイ)
Furitsu (不律)

2022-12-05 Yodome
I’ll take everything of you.
If it feels bad….I don’t know.

Zetsumei (ゼツメイ)
Yodome (淀目)

2022-12-05 Zetsumei
Your life will be never ceased by me.
Zetsumei ゼツメイ
MV “『絶やさぬ命』”(Unending Life)

2022-12-05 Yodome
I will be with you forever.

2022-12-05 Furitsu
The twisted love between you and me.

2022-12-05 Mona
I love you. I really love you.

2022-12-05 Tsukishiro
Swallow my sickening thoughts.

2022-12-07 Mona
2022.12.05 21:20 Location: Shibuya REX
“Execution Day”
Until now and from now on, I want you.

2022-12-08 furitsu
2022.12.08 Shibuya REX
“Execution Day”
We started as Zetsumei again.
“Eternal life” to you.

2022-12-08 Yodome
Live with me. Then we can disappear together.

2022-12-08 Mono
0:00~Your voice, my voice

2022-12-10 Yodome
My adoption

2022-12-11 Yodome
I want to quit taking medicine every day.
If life is this hard, I’d rather just disappear.
I could end my life, if I wanted to.
But humans survice.
We have no choice but to live together today too.

2022-12-12 Yodome
I don’t know anything about selfishness.
What is the word you seek?

2022-12-13 furitsu
Tomorrow, zetsumei
I won’t let you end your life.

2022-12-13 Tsukishiro
Tomorrow I will get revenge on my regrets at the sponsored event.
Watch us!
I’m looking at you all the time too.

2022-12-14 Yodome
Semen
Transfusion
Fresh blood
Together.

2022-12-14 Mona
When I can’t become one with you…
Then this world is…

2022-12-14 furitsu
2022.12.14 Shibuya REX
Today too, you×××

2022-12-14 Tsukishiro
Shibuya REX
We could have gone further, you and me.
Next time, I’ll stab into your heart even deeper.
I won’t let you go.

2022-12-16 Mona
Are you awake? Good morning.

2022-12-16 Tsukishiro
I was felt like dying, because you don’t care about me.
I’m sure it’s my fault too.
I didn’t express my affection for you enought.
Okay, next time let’s be more muddy.

2022-12-19 Mona
My emotions are a mess, murky, emotional break down.

2022-12-23 Furitsu
bad bad bad

2022-12-23 Yodome
I can’t love myself anymore.

2022-12-24 Mona
would it be okay if I will be your xmas present?

2022-12-26 Mona
I can’t wear headwear

2022-12-26 Yodome
I’m not needed.

2022-12-26 Tsukishiro
Today is our last live of 2022
I kidnapped you this year, let’s be codependet next year.

2022-12-26 Furitsu
2022.12.26
HOLIDAY SHINJUKU
You are my last love.

2022-12-26 Mona
Just let it all get messed up.

2022-12-27 Zetsumei
ZETSUMEI
2022.12.12 HOLIDAY SHINJUKU
Next year and beyond, I’ll never let you go.

2022-12-30 Mona
I’m in love with you.
I had a plan
I carried out the plan.
No matter what.
I’ll always love you.
“I will always love you deeply and madly.”
Thank you.
Because of you, I am here…

2022-12-30 Yodome
This year has been more sad and painful than happy.
I won.
Internet Angel
Until that time comes, you and I will be together forever.
If I can be with you
I want to stay with you forever
Because your wishes don’t come true, I guess I can give you the happiness you seek.
I want to be with you, because I love you.

2022-12-31 Furitsu
It’s the end of the year.
Thank you for taking care of me.
I’ll will give you more messed up feelings next year.

2022-12-31 Tsukishiro Dec 31, 2022
Thank to you all, I could stand on the stage again in 2022.
I want to continue to stand on the stage.
So, see you next year.

2022-12-31 Mona
I really love you.

2023-01-01 Yodome Dec 31, 2022
Happy New Year.

2023-01-03 Mona Jan 3
Impossible.

2023-01-04 Mona
I’m sorry.

2023-01-04 furitsu
I’m sorry.
We continue as a 3member band now.

2023-01-04 Tsukishiro
I’m really sorry to those who liked the four of us and supported Zetsumei.
Maybe I could have managed a little more, maybe I couldn’t.
I guess I just wasn’t trying hard enough.
Regrets and Reflections
But I want you to understand that all four of us came to this decision because we want to make Zetsumei a better band.
I’ll show you what we got with all means from now on.
Please continue to love Zetsumei in 2023.

2023-01-05 Mona
Overflowing emotions.
Tomorrow is Ikebukuro

2023-01-06 Mona
2023.01.06 20:05
Tears of hate fall as they pierce your body.

2023-01-06 Tsukishiro
See you and thank you
I hope you can enjoy the three Zetsumei for a little bit longer.

2023-01-06 Furitsu
2023.01.06
Ikebukuro EDGE
Next time I will destroy everything again!

2023.01.07 Zetsumei
2023.01.06 Ikebukuro EDGE
It’s not enough…
Our hands will…you.

2023.01.09 Mona
Sweet taste

2023.01.14 Mona
To you, who I love even if you are broken.

2023.01.16 Mona
Thank you ikebukuro EDGE, it was fun!
I don’t need your consent to love you with all my heart.

2023.01.16 Furitsu
We went crazy a lot.
Continue to have only eyes for me.

2023.01.16 Tsukishiro
Ikebukuro EDGE was fun.
I wanna go more crazy with you, I wanna go much deeper together with you. We…

2023.01.18 Zetsumei
Even if we are hungry for love, we will not let you die.

2023.01.19 Mona
Your heart, my encounter
Watch it!

2023.01.16 Tsukishiro
2023.01.16
池袋EDGE

2023.01.23 Mona
Mutual love and co-dependence
If you love me, I can’t help loving you so much that I can’t stand it.

The rest of their tweets aren’t that interesting, just keep in mind that the guys love you no matter what. Oh And Tsukishiro said that valentine reminds him of his sisters cookies.
The rest is mainly just asking you to come to their lives and saying their thanks for coming to their lives.
Well anyway don’t forget to send your love to them.

And any new important updates, of course I will continue to translate!
And be free to always DM me, if you need something translated!

2023.05.24 Zetsumei
Because “YOU” are my destiny…
My Macabre love, it’s a story with “you” that never will end.

2023.05.24 Tsukishiro
Next time, I won’t hurt you.
Oh, you collapsed.

2023.05.24 Furitsu
This is the new me. Pain is also the proof of love, right?

2023.05.24 Kanaha
From now on, I also can be with you.

2023.05.24 Mona
Flowers are blooming
Gymnaster savatieri (Never forget you)
Fritillaria camschatcensis (Love & Curse),
Tigridia pavonia (Love me)
Daffodil (Self-love, Mystery)

2023-06-11 Tsukishiro
Sometimes you need to love your past.
I can love the present because I have a past.
I want to love my future even more.

Zetsumei:If our fate is to be together, let’s connect.

Furitsu: It was fate.

Tsukishiro: That’s right, this is why I want you to love me the most. It doesn’t matter how many people will love you, I’ll will connect to you. (squeakingsqueakingsqueakingsqueaking)

Furitsu: Torn Notebook, worthless trash.

Zetsumei:『綴』Tsudzuri &『翅』(Hana)
Music preview has been released.
Mix & Mastering by 澪(Mio) from NAZARA

Furitsu: Please listen to it a lot and spread it around!

Tsukishiro: Be sure to listen to it!

2023-07-25 NEW LIVE PREVIEW

Kanaha: Don’t move your eye away from me.

Furitsu:Your slapping is cool.

Do: Do, on drums!

Kanaha: The songs are cool! Who created those?

2023-07-26 Furitsu (See on the photo on the left)
My white teardrops are my favorite.

2023-07-27 Tsukishiro
“It is going to be exhausting to have to live for decades from now on.”
I remember that when I was in 1st and 2nd grade, there were times when these thoughts overwhelmed me and became painful.
But as I got older, I understood the concept of death. so it didn’t felt painful anymore and at that young age, I began to understand death as a sense of redemption.
And for this reason, “Zetsumei” is the perfect band name for me.

2023-07-28 Do
It’s me Do, the live has ended, it was really fun to play with so many visitors!

2023-07-28 Kanaha
Gekitotsu Zetsumei vs Kebyo
Even Kanaha can sing.

2023-07-28 Furitsu
Niman den’atsu” “gekitotsu” VS kebyou 2MAN
We’ve done it!
It was an absurd mega fun live!

2023-07-28 Zetsumei
Pretending to be sick(Kebyou) and Paranoid love (Zetsumei) it’s My love.

2023-07-28 Tsukishiro
Gekitotsu vs Kebyou has ended.
It was my first time visiting another band’s stage, but it was super fun to do! I wanna do it again. Let’s contintue to live until then.
Your live too, let’s play together again!

2023-07-29 Tsukishiro
I didn’t sung the lyrics that well, but lucky they have put on subtitles ??
Kebyo and Keybo fans thank you very much!
I want to pretending to be sick with you again!

2023-10-21 Tsukishiro

The name of this bear will be 絶えちゃん(Tae-chan)

絶えぬ命Tシャツ: 1枚3,000円
XXLサイズのみ販売。


当日ランダムチェキ: 1枚1000円。
当たりチェキ有り。
当たりが出た際はスタッフまでお申し付けください。


過去ランダムチェキ: 1枚400円
過去指定チェキ: 1枚500円
過去の公演で撮影されたチェキ。
当たりチェキが多くなっております。
当たりが出た際はスタッフまでお申し付けください。


物販情報

予約チェキ1セット: 5,000円
当日チェキ5枚入りのチェキセットになります。
※ご予約の際はライブ当日の12時までにメンバー又は公式DMまで

・指定メンバー
・ご予約者名
・書いて欲しいこと (1セットにつき2枚落書き可)
上記をお送りください。

キャンセルされる場合は前日の21時までにご連絡をお願いいたします。

・ツーショット (特典)
5000円購入毎にお好きなメンバーと1枚撮影可能。
※月白に関しましては主催又、 ワンマンのみ。


ツーショット (特典)
5000円購入毎にお好きなメンバーと1枚撮影可能。
※月白のツーショット撮影は 主催、スリーマンツーマン、ワンマンのみ。

また、月白のみ物版物5000円毎に
・ライブ当日メイクで30秒動画60秒ボイスのデータをプレゼント致します。
※動画はライブ当日10時までに要予約)

内容はお任せ、メッセージ、 Q&A、朗読、アカペラなど可能な範囲でお応えしますのでご予約時にお申し付けください。
データの送信はご予約ご連絡頂いたインスタTwitter、メールに後日お送りします。
ご不明な点はゼツメイ公式、又は当日物販スタッフにお尋ねください。


ゼツメイ期間限定企画
【気持ちの悪い僕の映像記録】

物販物を10,000円以上お買い上げ頂きました方へ当日のライブ動画の中からお好きな曲の動画を一曲フルでプレゼント致します。
※10,000円以降 5,000円毎に1曲追加。


予め以下の点をご了承ください。
※動画は修正、加工を施す事がございます。
※物販スタッフに提示したアカウント又はメールアドレスと、ご連絡頂いたアカウント又はメ ールアドレスが一致しない場合は動画を送信出来ない場合がございます。
※各動画投稿サイト、SNSへの動画転載は長さが1分迄のみ可能とします。
※動画リンク、 動画データの譲渡や売買はおやめください。
※ご提示頂いたアカウント等は物販スタッフ側にて控えさせて頂きますが、 動画配布後に破棄致します。


【入手方法】
物販購入時に、物販スタッフに動画の送付用SNSアカウント名又はメールアドレスをご提示ください。
(物販物ご予約の際にもお伝え頂けるとスムーズです)
当日のセトリ発表後にそのアカウント又はメールアドレスから希望の曲名(正確でなくても構いません)をゼツメイ公式DM又はHPにご連絡ください。
後日ギガファイル等にて動画データを送信致します。
その他ご不明な点ございました ら当日物販スタッフにお尋ねください。

Tayasanu Inochi(絶えぬ命) T-shirt: 3000yen
Only sold as XXL size.


Random cheki of the day: 1000yen per sheet
There are cheki’s with 「アタリ/当たり」 cwritten on.
Please let the staff know if 「アタリ/当たり」 is written on your cheki, if so you will get a 2-shot for free.


Past random cheki: 400yen per sheet.
Past cheki of member(s) of your choice: 500 yen per sheet.
It are cheki’s taken at previouis lives.
There are various cheki’s with 「アタリ/当たり」 written on.
Please let the staff know if 「アタリ/当たり」 is written on your cheki, if so you will get a 2-shot for free.


SALES INFORMATION

Reservation Cheki: 1 set = 5000yen
It contains a cheki set containg 5 cheki’s of the day.
※ For reservations, please contact the members or official account by DM 12:00 on the day of the live.

Please include this in your message.
・ Designated Member(s)
・ Your Reservation Name
・ Things that you would like to have written on the cheki. (available for 2 cheki per set.)

In case of cancellation, please contact us by 21:00 the day before

Two-shot (privilege)
For every 5000yen spent, you can take a Cheki with your favorite member.
※A two-shot with Tsukishiro is only possible on own host events and THREE,TWO and ONEMANS.


Two-shot (privilege)
For every 5000yen spent, you can take a Cheki with your favorite member.
※A two-shot with Tsukishiro is only possible on own host events and THREE,TWO and ONEMANS.

In addition for every 5000yen you spent on Tsukishiro’s stuff you can get.
・ A video of 30 seconds and a 60-second voice file.
※ Video must be reserved before 10:00am on the day of the live.
※ For the video, Tsukishiro wears the make-up of the day.

We leave the content up to you and will respond to your desires as much as possible.
You can request; messages, Q&A, recitation, cappella, etc.
Please let us know what you want when you make a reservation.
We will send the data to your, instagram, twitter or email which contacted us on a later date. If you have any questions, be free to contact the Zetsumei official account or the product sales staff on the day.


Zetsumei limited time project.
[Video of “me” feeling disquested]


For those who have purchased goods over 10,000 yen, we will give you a full song to watch of the performance of the day.
※ After 10,000 yen we add 1 song for every 5,000 yen.


Please pay attention to the following points.
※The video may be modified and processed.
※ Be sure to provide the product sales staff with the correct contact account/email address, otherwise we may not be able to send you the video.
※ It is limited to 1 minute to share the received video on your SNS.
※ The video you receive may not be shared, exchanged, or sold.
※ Accounts, etc. you present will be retained by product sales staff, but discarded after the video is distributed.


【How to get】
When purchasing merchandise, please show your SNS account name or email adress for sending the video to our sales staff.
(If possible let us know at the time of when you make a reservation for our goods)
After the setlist is announced of the day, please contact Zetsumei’s official to tell us the song you wish the obtain.
We will send the uploaded video via gigafile on a later moment.
If you have any more questios be free to ask the sales staff on the day.

Keep in mind that sales information can be changed, please check the official twitter for the latest information!
For any questions or help with buying Zetsumei stuff, be free to DM me anytime, I’ll help you if possible! (But keep in mind, I don’t live in Japan, so I cannot purchase it for you but I can help you to send the correct message to the guys)

Visit their webshop:
https://zetsumei.base.shop/

Can I direct order from overseas?
No, that is not possible, however its possible to buy via a proxys, such as Buyee and Zenmarket.

What is available to buy?
絶えぬ命T-Shirt
Size: XXL
Quality: Very good (It is a lovely soft feeling thick fabric)
100% RECOMMEND

Cheki: Live day: 5000yen
All cheki will be signed with the words you wish.
It’s a set of 5 signed cheki’s.
(Not always available to reservate at the webshop)

Cheki: Artist photo: 5000 yen
Latest photoshoot cheki avaialbe from all members.
It’s a set of 5 signed cheki’s!
(Not always available to reservate at the webshop)

Cheki: Past cheki: 5000yen
Left over cheki’s from past lives.
It’s a set of 5 signed cheki’s.

For all the cheki sets:
If you want decide the words written on the cheki, let the members know your desired words!
If you purchased via a proxy or friend, please tell the members the proxy/friend info as well, so that they can double check to put the correct name on the cheki.

All orders will be send on or few days before the 15th of each month.


Ps. I do not buy via proxies. I have no clue which proxies are the best and the cheapest.
My gentle friend Yasu buys or forwards my stuff.

BAND SEARCH – DAMMITLAND

INTROMEMBERBIOGRAPHYRELEASELIVE SCHEDULE

DAMMITLAND(ダミットランド) formed in 2019. DAMMITLAND is a visual kei rock/metal band based in Tokyo.
Corona has suspended their live activities for a while, but after the pandemic ended, they returned back on stage even stronger!
Their latest album “Ekoda no Tanaka” was released digitally on January 28, 2023.

2019年結成。東京を中心に活動しているビジュアル系ロックバンドダミットランド。
コロナはしばらくライブ活動を休止していたが、 パンデミックが終息してからは再び力強くステージに立っている!
2023年1月28日にはアルバム「江古田の田中」をリリースしました。

X – 9助: @DMland_9suke
X – P: @DMland_P
X – 魔嗚呼: @DMland_maa
X – KAZUKI: @DMland_kazuki

Instagram – KAZUKI: @bass_kazuki_
Instagram – P: @p_dayoooooo

https://jrocknroll.com/interview-with-dammitland/

Vo. 9助 (9suke)
ボーカル、作詞全般担当。
3分あれば大概寝付ける事が特技
自分自身を表す一言: 「暇好き」そのままの意味で、何もせず暇な時間が好きだから。
好きな漢字:「寝」寝れば大体のことは解決するので
最終コメント: どんな時も楽しく生きていければいいと思う。

Gt. P(りん)
上手ギター。
作曲、ライブ後の打ち上げ場所についてKAZUKIにわがままを言うこと担当。
自分自身を表す一言:「自由人気分屋」その時の気分と勢いで生きてるから。
好きな漢字: 「運」ノリと勢いとテンションで生きてる。
最終コメント: 思いついたことを、制約をつけずどんどんやっていきたい。一回きりの人生だもの。

Gt. 魔嗚呼(まあぁ)
下手ギター、運転手。
自分自身を表す一言:「自販機好き」人と接するのが苦手だから。
好きな漢字: 「変」変わったものが好きだから。
最終コメント: 人生は夢だらけ。

Ba. KAZUKI
ベース兼リーダー。リーダーと言う何でも屋。
作曲、動画編集、HP運営などほぼ全ての業務をこなす
自分自身を表す一言:「雑」雑食で、何でもやりたがるけどもだいたい雑、雑な飲み方が大好き。
好きな漢字: 「楽」楽をすることも楽しい事も大好きなので
最終コメント: 人生のどこかのタイミングでダミットランドを知ってくれてありがとうございます。 貴方の中でダミットランドがいい思い出になれるようなバンドになりますように。

Vo. 9助 (Kyuusuke)
Vocalist and lyric writer. 
My special skill is to fall asleep within 3 minutes. 
One word to describe myself: “idle time”, In the sense of; I like to do nothing when I have free time.
Favorite kanji: 寝(ne)(sleep); because sleeping solves most things. 
Final words: I wish that everyone can always live a happy life.

Gt. P (Rin)
I stand on the right side of the stage.
I’m in charge of composing music. After our shows I always make a selfish noise towards KAZUKI.
One word to describe myself: “Free and popular”. Because I live by my mood and momentum. 
Favourite Kanji: 運(un)(luck)  I’m alive with luck, strength and tension.
Final words: I want to do anything that comes to my life without any restrictions. we only live a one-time life.

Gt. 魔嗚呼(MAa)
I am the guitarist on the left and I am the band’s car driver.
One word to describe myself: “Vending machine lover” I’m not a social person.
Favorite Kanji: 変(hen)(weird) I like strange things. 
Final words: Life is full of dreams.

Ba.KAZUKI
I’m the bass player and the leader. I am the leader type who says anything he wants.
I’m in charge of composing music, video editing etc, I handle almost all the taste, including website management. 
One word to describe myself: “messy” I’m an omnivorous person, but anything I do is usually a bit messy, I also love to drink messy.  
Favorite Kanji:
Final words: Thank you for discovering DAMMITLAND at some point in your life. Hopefully we can leave as DAMMITLAND a good memory inside your heart.

INTRODUCTION / 前書 

DAMMITLAND(ダミットランド) formed in 2019. DAMMITLAND is a visual kei rock/metal band based in Tokyo.
Corona has suspended their live activities for a while, but after the pandemic ended, they returned back on stage even stronger!
Their latest album “Ekoda no Tanaka” was released digitally on January 28, 2023.

2019年結成。東京を中心に活動しているビジュアル系ロックバンドダミットランド。 コロナはしばらくライブ活動を休止していたが、 パンデミックが終息してからは再び力強くステージに立っている! 2023年1月28日にはアルバム「江古田の田中」をリリースしました。

How would you describe DAMMITLAND with a single kanji?
漢字一文字でダミットランドというバンドを表すとなんですか?

「楽」 (ease/comfort):The kanji also means fun and everyone works easily and comfortably with each other.

「楽」楽しいとの意味もあるし、メンバーが気兼ねなく気楽に活動出来ているから

FORMATION / バンド結成

DAMMITLAND formed in May 2019. While KAZUKI was looking for members he met Kyuusuke and the two of them worked on songs, then soon after P(Rin) and MAa also joined the band. 

2019年5月結成。KAZUKIがメンバーを探す中、9助と出逢い2人が中心となり曲を作りながらメンバーを探しているときにPが加入、魔嗚呼も入り現在のメンバーになる。

CONCEPT & STYLE / コンセプト・スタイル

Concept: Dissatisfaction with people and society
The music style: A rock band inside the visual system, existing songs are only composed of drums, bass and guitar without the use of electronic sounds such as a synthesizer.

コンセプト: 人や社会に対する不満
音楽スタイル: ビジュアル系の中でもロックバンドを意識し、既存の楽曲はシンセサイザーなどの電子音を使わずドラム、ベース、ギターのみで構成されている。

BANDNAME / バンド名

Origin: There were several candidates for the band name, we have chosen the winner by voting at a meeting held in an izakaya.  Other candidate bands were Anonymous and Tokyo confessional​(東京懺悔室).
Meaning: Dammit (bullshit; shit; damn; (クソみたいな)) Land (country 国).  We want to be ironic about this shitty country. Irony for the world.
Founder: 9-suke

由来: いくつかのバンドの候補があって居酒屋で行われたバンド名会議でメンバーの投票で決まる。他の候補としてはアノニマス、東京懺悔室など。
意味: Dammit(クソみたいな)Land(国)
このクソみたいな国を皮肉りたい。世界への皮肉
名前の創始者:9助

HISTORY / 歴史

2019-04-16 FORMATION ダミットランド (DAMMITLAND) ツイッターで発表。
2019-05-15 FORMATION 何者であるかを明らかにした。
2019-05-15 LINE UP V. Kyuusuke (9助) / G. Rin (P (りん燐)) G. MAa (魔嗚呼) / B. KAZUKI
2019-06-27 FORMATION DAMMITLAND (ダミットランド)はライブ活動を開始する。
2019-09-03 RELEASE リバーシブル
2019-09-06 RELEASE リバーシブル (無料配布音源)
2020-06-13 RELEASE 乱世 (RANSE)
2020-09-01 INTERVIEW BAND SEARCH with JROCK’N’ROLL
2020-09-24 INTERVIEW Interview with JROCK’N’ROLL
2020-10-02 MAGAZINE Free Magazine「EvoL’v Vol.52」 (Special interview)
2020-11-27 MAGAZINE Free Magazine「EvoL’v Vol.53」 (column)
2021-03-27 VISUAL NEW VISUAL
2021-04-12 RELEASE Drunker
2021-05-28 MAGAZINE Free Magazine「EvoL’v Vol.56」 (column)
2021-08-31 LIVE Pさんは家庭の事情で出演できない。
2021-09-27 MAGAZINE Free Magazine「EvoL’v Vol.58」 (column)
2021-11-30 MAGAZINE Free Magazine「EvoL’v Vol.59」 (column)
2022-02-01 MAGAZINE Free Magazine「EvoL’v Vol.60」 (Special interview)
2022-10-07 MAGAZINE Free Magazine「EvoL’v Vol.64」 (column)
2023-01-28 RELEASE 『江古田の田中』 (Ekoda no Tanaka)
2023-02-16 LIVE ダミットランド&WildSideTokyo共同主催 「江古田の田中」リリースイベント 『新装開店』
2023-04-16 MAGAZINE Free Magazine「EvoL’v Vol.64」 (Live photo)
2023-05-25 LIVE SONS & ダミット & NA.NA合同 ダミットランド新衣装お披露目主催「新宿シャオラ!!!」
2023-05-07 VISUAL NEW VISUAL
2023-06-16 MAGAZINE Free Magazine「EvoL’v Vol.65」 (cover interview)
2023-10-16 MAGAZINE Free Magazine「EvoL’v Vol.67」(column)

リバーシブル
RELEASE DATE: 2019-09-06
MEDIUM: 無料配布音源 & 配信
FORMAT: シングル (single)
SALES VENUE: ライブ& TuneCore
TRACKLIST: 1.リバーシブル 2.天誅 3.嫌嫌嫌

コメント
ライブと音源で変わらない9助の声。口からCD音源をライブでお楽しみに。
youtubeもやっているので人生の暇つぶしにどうぞ。

1.リバーシブル (Lyric Video)
最初に作った曲の1つ。ライブではラストの定番曲。

2.天誅 (Lyric Video)
ライブでハマると最高に気持ちいい曲。ライブ中にお客さんを置いてけぼりにするので最近はあんまりやってません。

3.嫌嫌嫌 (Lyric Video)
ライブのオープニングで使われる事が多い曲。最初に作った時はもう少し長い曲だったがどんどん短くなって現在の曲になる。

乱世
RELEASE DATE: 2020-06-13
MEDIUM: 配信
FORMAT: ミニアルバム
SALES VENUE: TuneCore
TRACKLIST: 1.姦雄バイオレンス 2. バックライトショウ 3. 黙れ外野

コメント
ダミットランドのライブでの定番曲で音源化されていなかった曲たちを配信限定と言う形でリリースしました。コロナ禍でライブが出来ない中バンドとして動きたかったので、メンバーがそれぞれ自宅でレコーディングしました。

1.姦雄バイオレンス (Lyric Video)
イントロのリフから出来た曲で、ライブでの盛り上がりとかも考えて作った曲。

2.バックライトショウ (Lyric Video)
ライブの中盤で使われることが多い。重い印象のメインリフと9助のラップが特徴的。

3.黙れ外野 (Lyric Video)
ライブを一気に盛り上げるアップテンポな暴れ曲。激しいイントロとリフで構成されているが、サビで一気にキャッチーに変化する。

Drunker
RELEASE DATE: 2021-04-12
MEDIUM: 配信
FORMAT: シングル
SALES VENUE: TuneCore
TRACKLIST: 01. Drunker

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江古田の田中
RELEASE DATE: 2023-01-28
MEDIUM: 配信
FORMAT: アルバム
SALES VENUE: TuneCore
TRACKLIST: 01.seijanokoushin 02.猫 03.やってんの? 04.メランコリア 05.ラガーとブンスタ 06.そうだ宇宙、行こう 07.あかいろ 08.さらば赤羽 09.リバーシブル (2023) 10.江古田

コメント

リバーシブル (REVERSIBLE)
RELEASE DATE: 2019-09-06
MEDIUM: CD & digital
FORMAT: single
SALES VENUE: lives & TuneCore
TRACKLIST: 1.REVERSIBLE 2. Tenchu 3. Iyaiyaiya

COMMENT:
Whenever you listen to our music via a sound source or live, Kyuusuke’s voice stays the same. Please enjoy our music and shows with your whole body. The songs are also available at your YouTube, please watch it if you have time.

1. リバーシブル (Lyric Video)
It’s one of the first songs written by us. 
It’s our classic song which we play as our last song at our shows.

2. 天誅 (Lyric Video)
We often use this song as our opening song. 
When this song was written, the song length was a bit longer, but it got shorter and shorter.

3. 嫌嫌嫌 (Lyric Video)
This song is the best to get yourself addicted to our show. 
Nowadays we don’t play it much, because the song neglects the audience. 

乱世 (Ranse)
RELEASE DATE: 2020-06-13
MEDIUM: digital
FORMAT: mini-album
SALES VENUE: TuneCore
TRACKLIST: 1.Kanyu VIOLENCE 2. BACKLIGHT SHOW 3. Damare Gaiya

COMMENT:
This is a limited release of some DAMMITLAND’s classic songs which haven’t been released so far. We wanted to move forward as a band in the middle of the corona crisis, so each member recorded the songs at home.

1.姦雄バイオレンス (Kanyu VIOLENCE)
This base of this song is the (looping) intro riff, this song was made with live excitement in our minds.  

2.バックライトショウ (BACKLIGHT SHOW)
This song we perform often as the “middle” song. The song features a heavy main riff and inclues a rap part rapped by Kyuusuke.

3.黙れ外野 (Damare Gaiya)
An up-tempo rampage song that gets a live show lively.
The song consists of an intense intro and riffs, but the hook makes it a catchy song. 

RELEASE DATE: 2021-04-12
MEDIUM: digital
FORMAT: single
SALES VENUE: TuneCore
TRACKLIST: 01. Drunker

COMMENT:

江古田の田中
RELEASE DATE: 2023-01-28
MEDIUM: digital
FORMAT: album
SALES VENUE: TuneCore
TRACKLIST: 01.seijanokoushin 02.Neko 03.Yattenno? 04.MELANCHOLIA 05.LAGER to BUNSUTA 06. Souda Ucchu, Ikou 07.Akairo 08.Saraba Akabane 09.REVERSIBLE (2023) 10.Ekoda

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2019 SCHEDULE
2019-06-27 池袋 BlackHole MICBAM 1周年記念主催 “The beginning and the end -東京編-“
2019-07-22 池袋 BlackHole switch. PRESENTS 「LIVE SWITCH Next Edition Vol.2」
2019-08-27 池袋 EDGE シモン始動前 東名阪主催ツアー「偽愛」東京公演
2019-09-06 新宿 HOLIDAY Starwave Records presents Dark Ambition Exposed Vol.105
2019-10-19 池袋 BlackHole 【I.D.】vol.9
2019-11-02 池袋 CYBER LIGHT&SHADE
2019-12-17 池袋 RUIDO K3 V-SHOCK FESTA vol.1

2020 SCHEDULE
2020-01-07 新宿 club SCIENCE マゼラン主催 『謹賀新年 混乱初め』
2020-02-07 新宿 club SCIENCE キラワレモノプレゼンツ【恨みはらさでおくべきか】
2020-03-18 新宿 club SCIENCE NECESSITY
2020-06-08 新宿 club SCIENCE Riu&Natsu生誕主催りうぱ!2020
2020-09-16 池袋 BlackHole V-Style Free Magazine「BLACK VISION Vol.11」
2020-10-28 池袋 BlackHole V-Style Free Magazine「BLACK VISION Vol.12」
2020-12-17 高田馬場 AREA Takadanobaba AREA presents Mimic lyric .

2021 SCHEDULE
2021-01-13 池袋BlackHole V-Style Free Magazine「BLACK VISION Vol.14」
2021-02-15 新宿 HOLIDAY Bloom presents【バレンタイン】
2021-04-16 新宿 HOLIDAY 行脚奇襲FINAL 5DAYS
2021-05-12 池袋 BlackHole Magick-マギック- presents 摩耶&色葉Birthday 「大食い役者のお食事会」
2021-07-13 池袋 EDGE 美亮生誕公演「Gate of Dystopia」
2021-08-31 池袋 EDGE XXXRECORDS Presents 「ザ・フリーク・ショウ」
2021-09-19 新宿 FATE かっさ誕生日だから祝うってよ-vol.9- TRIPLEガウガウAXE単独公演
2021-10-08 高田馬場 AREA 狂乱狂想 Vol.9
2021-11-24 新宿 club SCIENCE SONS OF LIBERTY MIZUKI & itsuk! 生誕主催 「屑の本懐」
2021-12-19 池袋 BlackHole DEFINE主催【Exude to resist】

2022 SCHEDULE
2022-01-07 新宿 HOLIDAY EYENêS 2nd Single Release party 「重ねた指」
2022-03-16 池袋 BlackHole V-Style Free Magazine EvoL’v 6th Anniversary Day.2
2022-04-20 池袋 EDGE SPEEDDISK PRESENTS〜NEXT G
2022-05-19 池袋 Blackhole 色葉-Iroha-生誕主催「限界突破〜気合いでカロリーを消費しろ〜」
2022-07-13 池袋 Blackhole もののけ連合デモ始動主催「悪人」
2022-09-01 池袋 BlackHole Pluto始動主催「KILL ME SLOW」
2022-10-27 新宿 club SCIENCE SONS OF LIBERTY主催 Early Halloween「暴力教会」
2022-11-25 巣鴨 獅子王 FAR★STAR 5周年イベント OKONOMI ROCK SHOW

2023 SCHEDULE
2023-02-16 新宿 WildSide Tokyo ダミットランド&WildSideTokyo共同主催 「江古田の田中」リリースイベント 『新装開店』
2023-03-23 池袋 BlackHole V-Style Free Magazine EvoL’v 7th Anniversary Day.2
2023-04-26 池袋 EDGE SPEEDDISK PRESENTS〜NEXT G
2023-05-25 新宿 WildSide Tokyo SONS & ダミット & NA.NA合同 ダミットランド新衣装お披露目主催「新宿シャオラ!!!」
2023-06-20 新宿 club SCIENCE SONS OF LIBERTY キート生誕主催「サウナの資格取りました」
2023-09-17 新宿 HOLIDAY GIFT〜咲ナビオールスターゲーム2023〜
2023-09-29 新宿wild side Pluto 一周年主催 それが出来ればどんなに楽か。
2023-10-27 池袋手刀 ハロウィンが産んだ厄-OMARU-生誕祭Ⅱ
2023-11-29 新宿 club SCIENCE SONS OF LIBERTY主催 東名阪ツアー 「Seek Destination」