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Biography

  • Years Active

    2003 – 2016 (13 years)

  • Founded In

    Chiba, Japan

  • Members

    • Яyo (2004 – 2016)
    • 左迅 (2004 – 2016)
    • (2004 – 2016)
    • (2004 – 2016)

Vocals: 左迅 (Satoshi, born 13 October, 1984)
Guitar: 弐 (Nii, born 22 July, 1984)
Bass: 愁 (ShuU, born 26 December, 1984)
Drums: Яyo, born 20 September, 1986)

girugamesh (ギルガメッシュ) was a Japanese Visual-kei band, formed in 2003 and disbanded in 2016. The name is derived from the earliest known poem; Epic of Gilgamesh. The music of girugamesh is metal with gloomy undertones, but recently the band has been experimenting with more electronic pop-rock sounds with metal. Formed in 2003 in Chiba, ShuU and Nii had been friends since elementary school, the earliest incarnation of the band made its first performance while the members were still in high school. girugamesh began playing gigs in 2003, when the original vocalist Tora and guitarist Hotaru left, until they were signed to record label Gaina-Japan. Their first single, “Kaisen Sengen” was ranked #10 on the Oricon Indies chart. In 2005, girugamesh embarked on a nation-wide tour, after which they released their first live DVD, featuring footage from the tour, and after more touring, released an EP, Goku - Shohankei Enban.

In 2007, girugamesh was signed to the European label Gan-Shin. The band then was part of a 9-band Japanese rock festival in Los Angeles, California called “J-Rock Revolution”. They were part of the second night alongside Merry, D’espairsRay and MUCC. Around the time of J-Rock Revolution, some of the performing bands released material on the iTunes Music Store.

Their appearance gradually changed, while girugamesh began in the visual kei scene over time their style changed to a more casual look.

In 2016 they announced that their "chimera" Europe tour would be the last one and that they will hold a last live on July 10th at ZEPP DIVER CITY.

On November 22, 2017, girugamesh appeared on " TRIBUTE OF MUCC - 縁 -" with a cover song titled: 五月雨 which was included as 1 of 2 secret bonus tracks (the other 恋は水色 by ムック(MUCC)). They also released this under the alias 左迅×弐×愁×Яyo.

Former members:
Vocals: Cyrien (2003, went on to play in Sel'm)
Guitar: Hotaru (2003)

OHP: http://www.girugamesh.jp/jp/
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/girugamesh

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