A (エース), ( or as some want to tag just Ａ) pronounced ‘ACE’, short for "Anonymous Confederate Ensemble" is a Japanese visual-kei band that formed during their first live at Laforet Museum (Roppongi) on April 18, 2010. The band's first line-up consisted of vocalist Nimo, guitarist Mucho Gracias, bassist Toshi and violinist Rookie Fiddler.
In July 2010 they took part in "Stylish Wave" tour with several dates all over Japan.
A’s song ‘Rhapsody in Black’ was featured on the Amethyst omnibus that was released February 2, 2010. The band released a new demo cd for six consecutive months. On October 27th, A released their first mini-album "BLACK ALBUM", a compilation of the six concept demos wit the theme "heavy and beautiful; dark symphonic songs from the beginning phase of A", at their live at SHIBUYA-AX.
A’s first single "Yoake no Anthem/NUDE" was released December 22, 2010 followed by the participation on "stylish wave COUNTDOWN'10-'11". ‘Grafton Calling’, a live only release was sold at A’s live on March 5, 2011 at Urawa Narciss followed by monthly live distributions, which were put together on "WHITE ALBUM", a concept album with the theme of "Traveling the world seas", which was only obtainable at their One-man live "evil Alive" at Ikebukuro CYBER on 2011/08/27 and is sold out.
They also took part in BLUE PLANET JAPAN with known acts such as heidi. and more, whereas Rookie Fiddler wrote the music for that Japan relief song.
Their first one-man live was held on August 27, 2011 at Ikebukuro Cyber. After that, they released "BLACK & WHITE ALBUM". At their one-man "THANKS GIVING DAY 2011" at Ikebukuro Cyber on November 11th, 2011 guitarist Mucho Gracias "departed". However, their OHP says "now traveling" and he occasionally has gigs with A. He promised to keep posting on his twitter while travelling though. He is still a member of A but he won't be at the gigs. He also said there is a probability to play with band someday again. In that period, they also held some acoustic live events, which have been released as Bonus DVD on their 2nd album "Tales for the Abyss".
In 2012 they released their 3rd single "Night of the Knights" on album "Tales for the Abyss" and announced their European Tour "Absolute Conquest of Europe" with almost 20 gigs all over Europe, some as a coupling event with their befriended band Anli Pollicino. Also, singer Nimo collaborates with jewelry brand "Strange Freak Designs". On July 1st, 2012 they will have another One-man at SHIBUYA BOXX titled "Abyss".
Vocal: Nimo (birthday: 03/13)
Guitar: Mucho Gracias (06/05,"Now traveling", still member of a band, but not on stage)
Bass: Toshi (birthday: 12/18)
Violin, Piano: Rookie Fiddler (birthday: 01/25)
2010/02/24 "Rhapsody in Black" (on "Amethyst Omnibus")
2010 Concept demos "Dark symphonic, heavy and beautiful" (for "BLACK ALBUM"): "Vanilla Sky", "GOD CHILD", "Koukyoushi FREEDOM Itanchou", "Koyoi, juusei ga kikoenai machi de", "Kanaria", "Mirror of Terror"
2010/10/27 "BLACK ALBUM" (mini album; sold out)
2010/12/22 "Yoake no Anthem / Nude" (1st single)
2011 Concept demos "Traveling the seas of the world" (for "WHITE ALBUM"): "Grafton Calling", "MASQUERADE", "SAKURA", "GODDESS", "Viva la Casta!"
2011/06/22 "Zankoku na Tenshin no These" (Neon Genesis Evangelion Theme Cover)
2011/09/14 "Black Butterfly" (2nd single)
2011/11/23 "BLACK & WHITE ALBUM" (1st full album)
2011/12/17 "White & Holy Night with U" (available worldwide on iTunes)
2012/03/14 "Night of the Knights" (3rd single)
2012/06/06 "Tales for the Abyss" (2nd full album)
Collaborations & other projects
A participate in a band created for charity purposes named Blue Planet Japan along with DaizyStripper, FEST VAINQUER, Sakurai Yuki (Rice), Riku (Lin/Rin), Sono and Anzi of Matenrou Opera, Kurosaki Mahiro (Kiryu), Temari (Amber gris), JIN (HERO), Mitsu (Dolly), Emiru (aicle), Suzuya (Lips), Ricky (DASEIN), Hizaki and Teru (Versailles), Sizna (Moran), Hiro (ex-Wizard) and Naoto (AGE-OF-EP). This band project was made to help the victims of the earthquake that hit Japan on March 2011. They released a song called "ひとつだけ ～We Are The One～" (Hitotsu Dake ~We Are The One~) along with a PV. In addition, violinist Rookie Fiddler will be play as a support member for Satsuki's "AURORA FEATHER" project at their one-man live "ROMANCExROMANCE" on December 26th at Shinjuku RUIDO. Other artists who will participate in the project are Mori (wyse), Reeno (ex. SCISSOR), ENA (ex. HenzeL) and 篤人 (ex. Sugar).
Also Rookie Fiddler worked with other bands like defspiral and daizystripper.
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