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Kyoto, Japan (October 1985 – September 6, 1991)

Kamaitachi (かまいたち) was formed in October 1985 in Kyoto, Japan by Ken-chan and Yama-chan, both will be later known as Crazy Danger Nancy Ken-chan and Mogwai respectfully. Kamaitachi was one of the most influentical and popular bands of the early visual scene. C.D.N Ken-chan will be noted as a major influence in the visual scene by being a member of the later bands SISTER’S NO FUTURE, THE DEAD P☆P STARS, and ∀NTI FEMINISM.

The band wasn’t always called “Kamaitachi”, but were originally called “Mogura”. But after a practice jam, Ken-chan decided Mogura wasn’t the right name for the band and thought Kamaitachi fit the group better. The group’s first live was held a month after their formation and managed to release three demos from 1985 to 1986. As a band, Kamaitachi had a rocky start. They didn’t know where to go or what to do and couldn’t hold down a steady line-up. The image they had varied depending on who was in the band. During this period, their look ranged from looking like KKK members to just wearing pajamas. After Wataru and Shinobi left the band, things started to look great for Ken-Chan and Mogwai.

In October of 1987, Sceana joined the group. Sceana had been in two bands previously before joining Kamaitachi. Along with Sceana came Andy. Andy would later form the band Decameron with Sceana’s older brother, Naoki, in June 1988. But before Andy’s departure, Kamaitachi released one demo tape with this line-up.

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