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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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  • OJS48kenkyuusei

    I still listen to "memorie" and I like it! [4] lately I've been digging memoire and their pre-merveilles music.

    21 Feb 3:20am Reply
  • epsonnakajima

    I still listen to "memorie" and I like it! [3]

    20 Feb 7:14pm Reply
  • KyuuketukiPpoi

    とっても懐かしい!今も聞いてる~♥

    17 Jan 12:14am Reply
  • GriendClub

    Это смотреть или слушать?

    3 Jan 9:16pm Reply
  • doctorKozi

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

    20 Dec 2014 Reply
  • txandy

    I still listen memorie and I like it!!

    29 Oct 2014 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 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • Sanctum_

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

    18 Sep 2014 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 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • viragom

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

    22 Aug 2014 Reply
  • PIXYFALSE_

    Gackt mains are back <3

    16 Aug 2014 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 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • GackTMN

    The band defines my high school years.

    30 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Amanda_SC

    I hope you guys are joking about era preferences.

    28 Jul 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • PIXYFALSE_

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

    7 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Sanctum_

    wat.

    5 Jul 2014 Reply
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