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Tokyo, Japan ( May 5th 1991 – January 5th 2001)

BAISER was a Japanese Visual Kei band from Tokyo, Japan. The band was created on May 5th 1991 by the vocalist and leader of the band Yukari. The original line-up was the following: Hiderou on guitar, Akane on synth guitar, Haiji on bass guitar. Gaz, who was the former drummer of MALICE MIZER, was their support drummer until Akihiro replaced him in 1993.

In 1993 they released their first demo-tape “Daraku”, of which only 100 copies were distributed amongst their fellow students. They participated in some compilation albums, and their second demo-tape, “Fleurs des Fleurs” was released a year later. Around this time, their image was quite dark. They gathered some fans and in 1994, the band managed to sign a contract to the indies label Monster EP and they released their first album, called “Seppun Kuchizuke” in June.

There was another change in the line-up, the drummer Akihiro left the band. He was replaced by Toshimi in 1995 and together with this new drummer they recorded another album called “ASH”, which ranked #2 on the ORICON indies album chart. This release sounds quite dark when compared to their later albums after 1997.

However In 1996 the band decided to split up, due to musical differences. Leaving only Yukari and Akane left. They searched for new members between 1996 and 1997 but Akane was forced to leave the band as his father, who was suffering a serious illness, had asked him to take over his job.


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  • higaimousou

    If anyone is interested, I have a copy of Ashes to ashes up on eBay.

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Keiyuu88 lol

    10 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Le_newtype


    9 Sep 2013 Reply
  • jonnonaarch

    omg cry max like climax omg that's clever

    7 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Le_newtype

    Their~own-Fault~for||Naming||things-with-dashes-and~tilde~ :(

    7 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Keiyuu88 On this tag there's the right cover. I think that's the correct tag anyway? It's "Cry-Max Pleasure" and not "Cry-Max-Pleasure".

    5 Sep 2013 Reply
  • higaimousou Vote up the correct album art, or upload your own and then vote it up. Then you'll have to down vote the incorrect art.

    3 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Le_newtype

    The album art for Cry-Max-Pleasure~Welcome to the Front Line Party~ is wrong. Is there a way to change it? It should be this.

    30 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ZombieXBoy

    90's VK is always the best!

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • higaimousou

    @ Le newtype: Wow, thanks for that bit of info. I was satisfied with what I had, but I might have to track down the other versions. Nagoya version down, 2 more to go.

    14 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Le_newtype

    The clamping down on direct download sites in the past two years really killed a lot access to material, not specific to Baiser of course. A lot of bands become 'rare' simply because links to their stuff go dead and people just forget about them (take HELEN, for example). They also had quite a few live distributed CDs at a time where vkei really wasn't really known to the west and the internet wasn't as prevalent (like their Paradise Lost ~The Case of Eve~ CD . Maybe my memory is a little foggy, but I don't recall people being online nearly as much when I was 7 and that was released). Also, most modern fans of this scene really wouldn't be interested in music like this so there isn't a whole lot of demand for their stuff outside of their small fan base.

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Arashinightmare

    Le_newtype, I found the same thing. How come half their stuff is nowhere on the internet?

    5 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Le_newtype

    I've found that Ashes to ashes was actually released in 3 types, all on different dates with different songs. All 3 have 'Deep' as their a-side (a much different version from the one on Kuchizuke), but the b-sides are 'Ashes to ashes,' '不明,' and 'Rebirth.' You might actually have the version that contains a remix of Rebirth instead of the actual song called Ashes to ashes.

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
  • higaimousou

    For the person looking for Ashes to Ashes, it actually has 2 tracks. The 2 tracks included are DEEP and (another) remix of Rebirth.

    1 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Arashinightmare

    I like their later stuff more, too. Their later releases were cleaner musically, I think. And Shaisuke was a bamf :'c

    3 Mar 2013 Reply
  • MisuQ

    <3 lindos

    6 Jan 2013 Reply
  • daikirai69

    ya, I prefer their later poppier music a lot. On Ash I really only like dementia, fetus.

    18 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Le_newtype

    I always found "Mechanixx" to be interesting since, when I started listening to them, it was the most different. Love the organ part at the end. "Fetus" is really good too.

    4 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Arashinightmare

    @Pretsy: Ah, you're right! I did some more research on it, and apparently it was more of a "collaboration", per se. Hell Missionells did arrange it; Yukari wrote the lyrics. This is the most info I could find on it.

    25 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Pretsy

    @arashinightmare: could you throw me a link with original version of Mechanixx then, pls? Since if it were a "cover"...then wouldn't Baiser arrange it instead of letting Hell Missionells arrange it + compose it? :) (I just can't find any clues about their "Mechanixx")

    24 Jun 2012 Reply
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