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Formed in 2003, exist†trace is one of Japan’s first all-female Visual Kei rock bands.

Along with multiple tours of Japan , exist†trace has performed twice in Europe, making appearances in Berlin, Helsinki, Moscow, Paris, London, and Barcelona. In 2009, the band performed at the 2-day V-ROCK FESTIVAL in Chiba, Japan.

In November 2010, exist†trace released their album “TWIN GATE” in Japan and America, followed by their first American live show for 3000 fans at Sakura-Con in Seattle in April 2011. In June of the same year, they made their major-label debut with the “TRUE” EP on Tokuma Japan, and released a second 5-song EP “THE LAST DAYBREAK” in October 2011.

In March 2012, exist†trace performed their first live-house tour of America, playing New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh (Hard Rock Cafe), and a special 1000-person show at Japanese culture event Tekkoshocon.

In April 2012, exist†trace’s “I feel you” was selected as the main theme for Olympic champion Nadeshiko Japan’s official guidebook. Their first full-length major-label album “VIRGIN” was released May 23, 2012.

In June, 2012, over 27,000 viewers from around the world tuned in to Nico Nico Douga and American-based counterpart NicoNico.com to watch exist†trace’s live-show event “Just Like a Virgin” from Tokyo’s renowned live house Shibuya O-WEST.

VOCAL:ジョウ (Jyou)
GUITAR, VOCAL:miko
GUITAR: 乙魅 (Omi)
BASS:猶人 (Naoto)
DRUMS:Mally


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http://twitter.com/existxtrace_19

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  • happydemon666

    Not crazy about this new single myself. Not my thing musically but hey still it showcases how talented they are as musicians right? I give on saying "oh this band sold out" blah blah blah. I think no matter what i'm going to support this band like I have for years. At least the b-sides on this one weren't bad.

    8 Jul 7:34am Reply
  • crazysharky666

    V You could always try. Can't wait for the day when we finally gett a better photo to show up on the artists page.

    16 Jun 4:27am Reply
  • Sanctum_

    Sorry, but what's the point in voting for the new look when we've been stuck with the same 'official' photo for years? It won't change.

    27 May 3:42am Reply
  • Galentari

    I love drum solo in Antique Doll \\m/

    27 May 2:42am Reply
  • kyuu_chan

    New single is awesome. Very different from there usual sound. [2] It's not pop, at all. You people first learn what pop is and then talk. This is still rock. Softer, but rock. SD maybe is not my song but it's addicting with time. And now I can sing along with Jyou and miko. Antique Doll is really awesome song with some harder, older moments, and it's really energetic one. Yume ni Kiss wo is more like their old songs, like only Jyou's song with accidental co with miko in chorus. And Jyou's voice is hot. You say they changed. They said about NEW WORLD 2 years ago. So trying new kinds of music. Don't demand from any band to stay their whole career playing the same music. Then, you'd be hating on them like 'they don't play anything new, boring band'. So now, don't hate on them that they try to play something different. If you dislike it's okay, but hating you don't act like real fan, imo. plus, I've seen many ppl saying they're not VK anymore. Huh? Now they're more VK than ever.

    26 May 9:11am Reply
  • Juka08

    New single is awesome. Very different from there usual sound.

    23 May 7:23pm Reply
  • happydemon666

    ok i can excuse diamond because i understand a bands need to experiment now and then but this new single i can safely assume they sold out. Diamond I listened and I thought "ok not my thing but sure I can see what they were trying to do" this new single however flat out fucking caters to your average generic j-pop fan I dread the next ep or lp release from them I really do.

    22 May 9:56pm Reply
  • BANDITOATTACK

    the new single is terrible but at least they picked up juri on bass

    10 May 9:49pm Reply
  • kyuu_chan

    I love Naoto's new look ♥

    28 Mar 8:36pm Reply
  • Jondesu

    New look is avaliable. Vote for it

    28 Mar 2:25pm Reply
  • yatto2

    This is a surprisingly good band, in the midst of so many half-assed VK bands. Didn't listen yet to the new single people are complaining about, though.

    13 Jan 8:42pm Reply
  • Viking-Runar

    In my humble opinion they are about as good as a band can be!

    5 Jan 10:57pm Reply
  • crazysharky666

    Eh, Daimond is a far cry from their older work. But calling it bad? Nope, it's still decent dispite the style and sound change.

    18 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Matsumoto_Aki

    Love <3 Jyou *--*

    13 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Naaaaani

    Dimond is terrible. Miko, stop trying to sing.

    26 Oct 2013 Reply
  • VANE__

    In my opinion, this band are still good, but being honnest, to them, has happened to many bands. They are no longer what they were and are now being like any other band of its genre, as what happened to Girugamesh, They could do better :) well, that's what I think... And sorry for my ugly english :P

    24 Sep 2013 Reply
  • AlxenPanikovski

    уже не те...

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
  • STEPHENCARLMURP

    Murphy

    7 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Angeltearx

    Anyway, new single is out. Diamond is a pretty catchy song with strong melodic vocals. The combination of two vocalist is pretty nicely done. Too bad there isn't a guitar solo or a good breakdown. Kuchibiru's opening reminded me on some '90's American metal song but it turn out to be the opposite. The chorus is decent. The ' hand claps' feel a bit overdone, but overall a pretty enjoyable song. Just One feels similar to their latest single releases (True etc). Vocals again shared between two vocalists the same way as Ginger and Diamond. Song isn't bad but the chorus isn't really powereful. But yes they indeed turn into a more mainstream rock group. Its basically straight rock with hardrock elements. They probably had too because they went major. I also have the feeling that Miko's singing is an idea of the record company. It seems they want to push her more in the face of the listeners. Maybe because they feel she has a better image then Jyou. Still think Anata was their best song...

    21 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Angeltearx

    Kyuu_chan it isnt about being a true fan at all. Yes a true fan enjoys whatever they put out, even if its the worst garbage in the world, but who actually want to be a naive and biased fan? Nobody, or at least i dont. True fans cant listen to an band on an objective base. I rather be a music critic then a fanboy.

    21 Jul 2013 Reply
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