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SILVER ASH

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Beijing, China (2000 – present)

Silver Ash (银色灰尘) are a Visual Kei band from Beijing, China. They are known as the first Chinese Visual Kei band and have played a significant role in increasing the genre’s popularity in China. They formed in the year 2000. Their music ranges from goth rock to soft rock and at times borderline metal.

In 2000, Sliver Ash went live at Get Lucky Bar. After Wang Sai and Wah Yi left the band, they were joined by two new members, the drummer Zhen and the bassist Hong, who they met at that live performance. Lucy, who was recommended by Then, joined the band shortly after. The band now consisted of five bandmembers. Silver Ash’s gorgeous appearance and music pleased the majority of the audience. Some of the audience, staisfied with Silver Ash alone, began to leave after Silver Ash’s performance.

2001 was the year of they did their first own show, entitled “Crescent Night”, it was held at the Beijing Volcano Club. Surprisingly, Silver Ash had more than 200 fans showing up even though they had never released an album. They even attracted the attention of famous media groups, such as “Phoenix TV” and “Channel V”. Metal style songs like “Liar” and “Twins” were added on top of the previous more lyrical songs. In March, the guitarist Nancy left the band and went to Canada to further his education. The band carried on with four members, Sliver Ash got signed by Scream Records in April. They then released their first demo single in August, called 风琴 (Organum).

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