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In April 1997 眞呼 (vo) (former roadie of Merry-go-round), Reo (gu) (ex- Lustair), Yukino (gu) and Ritsu (ba) (both ex- Risk), who all came from Nagoya, met and decided to start a new band. After picking kein as the name, meaning “no” in German (as in “There’s no water”), they practiced a few months without putting on a show because they were still missing a drummer. In November of that year Hibiki (ex- Orphee) joined and completed the line-up.
In January of 1999, Ruka, who at that time was part of Lamiel, joined as support bassist and became a full member in February, replacing Yukino.

In January of 2000 aie (gu) (ex- Lamiel) joined the band. He was at least well known to two members of kein. Hibiki had already played with him in LAPSE and Another you, bands that weren’t active very long. Yukino shared experiences with aie when they were playing in Another you.


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  • Le_newtype

    Kranke is so good

    24 Nov 2014 Reply

    sorry but i'm listening to the italian producer kein not this visual kei band

    3 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Gisselae


    18 Apr 2013 Reply
  • daikirai69

    so many talented men in and out of this band. Superb music. If they had better productions these songs would be pretty perfect.

    20 Jun 2012 Reply
  • KapiniuGrazuole

    I'm not sure if people still need kein's stuff. If you do, write me a message. I have Kranke as well.

    31 May 2011 Reply
  • rg_gapa

    hmm, I don't have only last 1-track single: Kranke (クランケ )

    17 Apr 2011 Reply
  • rg_gapa

    btw, I may send you what I have (maybe it's complete disography?)

    17 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Samufugu

    Could somebody tell me where I can find their albums online?

    9 Nov 2010 Reply
  • KapiniuGrazuole

    dj Kein on the charts gives me lulz :D

    15 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Clouder93

    The last week charts are worst thing ever anywhere, there is a freaking naruto amv, this is BAD. Kein is epic band, moar listeners plz. Well, at least グラミー is number one.

    13 Oct 2009 Reply
  • likadum

    Lovely band love the sound

    20 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Rhenao

    @POOLISH Yeah, I just misread something on a Japanese fansite. Silly me.

    15 Jan 2009 Reply
  • DeathlikeS

    13 Jan 2009 Reply

    @rhenao & cheekypains: They don't have any albums, is why. Cannibalism is a song.

    3 Jan 2009 Reply

    I don't know why I forgot all about this band, considering how much I listen to Deadman these days.

    29 Dec 2008 Reply
  • cheekypains

    I can't even find a place to buy that album, much less download it. :c

    8 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Rhenao

    Anyone who could send me a download link to their カニバリズム (Cannibalism) album will receive my eternal gratitude.

    13 Sep 2008 Reply
  • deadmanlove

    kein,have a lot

    6 Sep 2008 Reply
  • deadmanlove

    yukino add mako is 最高!1998-2001地下名古屋系,經典無法代替。

    12 Aug 2008 Reply
  • ZuGespammed

    mako´s vocals + aie´s music = perfection when deadman disbanded they left a hole that just can´t be filled (not by the studs, -_-)If only mako would put more effort into reviving his music career ^^ I´m still his fan, even after seeing his new outfit and hairdo XD

    2 Jul 2008 Reply
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