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Malice Mizer

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Japan (1992 – 2001)

MALICE MIZER was a Japanese visual kei band originally formed in August of 1992 by guitarists Mana and Közi, who had previously been in a band together called 摩天楼 (Matenrou). After going through three vocalists and three distinctive periods of musical and visual style, the wildly successful group went on “hiatus” December 11th, 2001.

MALICE MIZER’s first era, the Tetsu era, lasted from 1992 until 1994. Line-up: Tetsu (vocalist), Gaz (drums), Yu~ki (bass), Közi (guitar), and Mana (guitar). Gaz was replaced by Kami at the beginning of this era, and Gaz was only in the band for about a half a year.

The GACKT era followed after a one-year hiatus, beginning in 1995 and lasting until 1999. Line-up: Gackt (vocalist), Kami (drums), Yu~ki (bass), Közi (guitar), and Mana (guitar). This era was considered MALICE MIZER’s “major” era, because after Voyage was released, MALICE MIZER signed to major record label Nippon columbia and released merveilles, which is largely considered their best album. After the release of merveilles, Gackt announced his departure from the band, and in June of 1999, Kami died of a subarachnoid hemorrhage. MALICE MIZER was then reverted back into an indies status, on Mana’s label Midi:Nette.

The final era featured Klaha , a classically trained opera vocalist. This lasted from 2000 until the eventual hiatus in 2001, from which it is largely believed they will not return, and many consider MALICE MIZER to be disbanded. Line-up: Klaha (vocalist), Yu~ki (bass), Közi (guitar), and Mana (guitar).

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  • doctorKozi

    I still listen to "memorie" and I like it! [2]

    6 hours ago Reply
  • txandy

    I still listen memorie and I like it!!

    29 Oct 7:46am Reply
  • Aki_Kato

    Hi! listen and download my new albums here: http://www.lastfm.ru/music/Aki+Kato atmospheric metal, experimental

    29 Sep 9:40am Reply
  • PIXYFALSE_

    All I wish for is an option to choose your own photo for on your page. Especially when it's the case a band has had different lineups.

    27 Sep 10:56pm Reply
  • viragom

    Personally, I don't think it should be an argument, but it's a perfectly valid discussion point since the three eras of MM were so different. This is a last fm shoutbox though...

    26 Sep 4:19pm Reply
  • Sanctum_

    There shouldn't be a Gackt vs Klaha argument in the first place. Grow up, kids.

    18 Sep 11:20pm Reply
  • viragom

    V Thanks for the link. Yeah, I've looked at various sites for their discography to figure out what I need to get, it'd just be nice to find a simpler list tbh, but it's not something I'd really expect anyone to have compiled since actual collectors will want all their CDs. I think I'm only missing one single though, so maybe it's less of an uphill struggle than I thought.

    24 Aug 11:46pm Reply
  • Killinstinct

    viragom, Well, take a look at their discography catalog at MusicBrainz, where all their CDs are listed: https://musicbrainz.org/artist/3897cf7f-9aac-4eef-aacb-ca0accdee9a2 For example, some singles are "single only" ma cherie, Gardenia, Beast of Blood, Garnet etc.

    23 Aug 8:23am Reply
  • viragom

    Tetsu main is the only real answer to the Gackt vs Klaha argument tbh

    22 Aug 6:33pm Reply
  • PIXYFALSE_

    Gackt mains are back <3

    16 Aug 10:47pm Reply
  • viragom

    v ALL their singles? Damn... it seemed to me that all the singles from Merveilles were just the single plus possibly intrumentals (I'm only talking about original songs and not instrumentals/variations of pre-existing songs when I say I want all their songs). If I have to buy everything then WHOOPS I'm gonna be so poor hahaha

    9 Aug 10:52pm Reply
  • Killinstinct

    viragom: Yes, you need to get all their albums + singles in order to get all their songs. Some are even live exclusive tracks.

    8 Aug 9:33am Reply
  • GackTMN

    The band defines my high school years.

    30 Jul 8:31pm Reply
  • Amanda_SC

    I hope you guys are joking about era preferences.

    28 Jul 12:04pm Reply
  • viragom

    I wish it were easier to figure out exactly which CDs you need to get all their songs. I've loved these guys for far too long to be discovering that so many of their CDs have exclusives that I'd assumed were elsewhere but... Welp, here I am.

    24 Jul 12:25pm Reply
  • PIXYFALSE_

    I'm so glad to be part of Gackt's fandom. People are so lovely and friendly there <3

    7 Jul 11:02am Reply
  • Sanctum_

    wat.

    5 Jul 1:43am Reply
  • PIXYFALSE_

    As if your comment was supposed to be hurtful?

    2 Jul 5:34pm Reply
  • Sanctum_

    LOL how hurtful

    30 Jun 8:42pm Reply
  • PIXYFALSE_

    v No one cares that you don't care.

    28 Jun 11:42am Reply
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