Cat fisT changed their name to CATFIST. However, since this page is already in use and UNICODE is just bothersome, continuing usage of [artist]Cat fisT[/artist] is probably the best option. Just to keep anyone informed who stumbles across this shoutbox!
The reason they're not really well-known is probably that they're from Fukuoka and never really toured country-wide. They have a solid fanbase down there and held several onemans, but never got really popular in the bigger areas.
BUT Cat fisT are going to change to Speed Disk at the beginning of 2013, which is a quite a famous label (they had bands like Unsraw or D'espairsRay signed) and as a result they also moved from Fukuoka to Tokyo at the end of September, so they might/should get more attention now and we here might be lucky and finally get a chance to buy their CDs regularly at sites like CDJapan. c:
Let's just hope the best, I'm really excited! :)
Actually this band is very good. And it is actually terrible that they are so underrated among... Japanese? Seriously, many people across the border recognize them like a bad-ass artist and at the same time on their native stage they even can't to distribute their CD's well, but stores are full of other 'cool' stuff like THE BLACK DIAMONDS or SCREW's singles. Why it is so? :(
Why do people always compare everything to Gazette or Dir en grey? @__@ I think if you look for a comparison for Kokoro's voice, closest would be Wataru. Whatever, these comparisons are pretty pointless. Cat fist are fucking awesome and way too underrated!