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The GazettE
Posted on Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:19 pm


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The GazettE (ガゼット, Gazetto) is a Japanese visual kei rock band formed early in 2002, currently signed to PS Company, King Records and CLJ Records.

2002: Conception and early work
In March 2002, Ruki, Uruha, Reita, Aoi, and Yune (former band mate) formed a band under the name Gazette. Originally signed to Matina, they released their first single, "Wakaremichi", and a video release in April. By September, they had released two more singles and another video, headlining a show for the first time in October.

2003: New drummer and Cockayne Soup
In early 2003, Yune decided to leave the band, and he was replaced by Kai. Shortly after, they signed with the PS Company label and in May, released their first EP, Cockayne Soup. They started their first tour, with the band Hanamuke, and along with the tour, the bands collaborated on two songs. A second tour followed with the band Vidoll, and the bands were featured together on the November issue of Cure, a magazine focusing on Visual Kei bands.

In early December they played a co-headlining show with Deadman. On December 28 they performed at Fool's Mate magazine's Beauti-fool's Fest which was later released on DVD.

2004: Disorder
On January 16, 2004 they recorded a solo performance at the Shibuya-AX, which was released on DVD as Tokyo Saihan -Judgment Day-. On March 30, 2004 they released their Madara mini-album, which reached #2 on the Oricon Indie Charts. Madara was followed in May by a companion DVD, which included six music videos and an in-the-studio documentary. The same month, The Gazette was featured in Shoxx magazine's Expect Rush III, a catalogue of independent Visual Kei artists. A second live DVD, Heisei Banka, was released in August. During September and October they toured with fellow PS Company bands Kra and BIS. Their debut album, Disorder, was released in October and made it to the top 5 of the indies Oricon Daily Charts.

The band spent the remainder of 2004 and 2005 touring extensively, releasing Gama, another mini-album, in August.

2005-2006: Nil and Nameless Liberty Six Guns
In 2005, the band released their first major label single, Cassis, in December.

Starting 2006 with a name change—from Japanese characters to a romanized script—they released Nil, their second full-length album, on February 8, 2006, and embarked on another Japanese tour, ending at the venue Nippon Budokan. That July, The Gazette performed at the Beethovenhalle in Bonn, Germany, their first show outside of Asia. The concerts were arranged in conjunction with the AnimagiC anime and manga convention.

2007-Present: Stacked Rubbish and Dim
Three more singles were released followed by another studio album, Stacked Rubbish on July 4, 2007. It reached #2 on the Oricon charts within a day from the release. The album debut was followed by a promotional tour from July through September. In October, The Gazette embarked on their first European tour, performing in England, Finland, France, and Germany.

A single named "Guren" was released on February 13, 2008, which landed a #1 spot on the Oricon Charts. It was announced that a new DVD would be released in August, and a new single "Leech" in Autumn 2008, which also landed a #1 spot on the Oricon daily charts.[9]

The Gazette accomplished a one man tour through all of October called "From the Distorted City," referencing to the song "Distorted Daytime" in their single "Leech," which portrays Tokyo as a "distorted city," in terms of the society and political crisis sweeping over Japan.

On November 15, 2008, The Gazette hosted their first secret show in Shinjuku Station. Originally, around two-hundred fifty people were to be anticipated, but instead, over seven thousand attended, the most in the band's history. Due to the amount of people on the streets, the police were forced to shut it down after two songs.

On January 3, 2009, The Gazette performed alongside their fellow bands signed to the PS Company label to celebrate the record label's tenth anniversary, where they announced they would release a new single called "Distress and Coma", which was preceded by a seventh-anniversary performance on March 10 at Makuhari Messe Convention Hall.

The band released their next full-length studio album, Dim in the summer, followed by another Japan-wide summer tour starting in July, for which the tour's final show was held at Saitama Super Arena.

On October 7, 2009, they released their new single called "Before I Decay". It'll be the soundtrack for the Japanese version of "Fast and Furious 4".

The band then played at V-ROCK FESTIVAL'09 on October 25, 2009 with other Visual Kei bands. They were featured on the main website, unfortunately their performance was not broadcast live on the internet. Soon they will have another one-man Christmas live on December 24, 2009 called "A HYMN OF THE CRUCIFIXION".


Music Style

The GazettE's musical style varies greatly, but it is generally thought of to be a form of rock music while delving into the genres of heavy metal like "Ogre" and alternative metal like "Taion" and "The Invisible Wall". Songs like "Silly God Disco" and "Swallowtail on the Death Valley" feature a funk rock sound, while songs like "LEECH" and "Hyena" feature a hard rock sound. Other songs like "Maggots", "Discharge" and "Headache Man" dwell into heavier forms of music, in particular, metalcore. The Gazette also uses a wide range of synthesized sounds during their songs, including female voices, shown in songs such as "Filth in the Beauty," and "Leech". The Gazette tends to use dropped B tuning for heavier songs and one step down tuning for their ballads.

Within all their heavy work, The Gazette has also produced a number of ballads, including "Nakigahara," "Guren", and "Cassis".

Members


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Ruki - Vocals

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Uruha - Guitar

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Aoi - Guitar

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Reita - Bass

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Kai - Drums


Singles
"Wakaremichi" (別れ道) (April 30, 2002)
"Kichiku Kyoushi (32sai Dokushin) no Nousatsu Kouza" (鬼畜教師(32才独身)の悩殺講座) (August 30, 2002)
"Gozen 0-ji no Trauma Radio" (午前0時のとらうまラヂヲ) (November 1, 2003)
"Zakurogata no Yuuutsu" (ザクロ型の憂鬱) (July 28, 2004)
"Zetsu" (舐 ~Zetsu~) (July 28, 2004)
"Miseinen" (未成年) (July 28, 2004)
"Dainippon Itangeishateki..." (大日本異端芸者的脳味噌逆回転絶叫音源集) (July 28, 2004)
"Reila" (March 9, 2005)
"Cassis" (December 7, 2005)
"Regret" (October 25, 2006)
"Filth in the Beauty" (November 1, 2006)
"Hyena" (February 7, 2007)
"Guren" (紅蓮) (February 13, 2008)
"Leech" (November 12, 2008)
"Distress and Coma" (March 25, 2009)
"Before I Decay" (October 7, 2009)

Compilations
"Yougenkyou"(妖幻鏡moon) (25 December 2002, Eternal)
(With the song "Okuribi" (おくり火))
"Kaleidoscope" (1 May 2003, PS Company)
(With the songs "Back Drop Junkie [Nancy]" and "Akai One Piece" (赤いワンピース))
"Hanamuke & Gazette live"(男尻ツアーファイナル) (6 May 2003, PS Company)
(With the song "Machibouke no Kouen de" (待ちぼうけの公園))
"Japanesque Rock Collectionz" (July 28, 2004)
(With the song "Okuribi" (おくり火))
"Rock Nippon Shouji Nori ko Selection" (ロックNIPPON 東海林のり子セレクション) (January 24, 2007)
(With the song "Cassis")

Other Releases
"Jyuyon sai no naifu" / 14 sai no knife(十四歳のナイフ) (11 September 2004, PS Company)
"Chigire"(チギレ) (August 2005, PS Company)
"Verwelktes Gedicht" (20 October 2005, PS Company)
(With the song "Kare uta"(枯詩))

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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:14 am


Koide Namizo

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Heso...!!!

huwwaahh..newest style from them...kai is the best now!!!gurararara!!!XDDD

but honestly..I don't really like before I decay...damashi is better...XD

Heso..!!!


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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:20 am


loveharunaono

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i agree with koide namizo there......

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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:49 am


yuujin_21

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Only songs i listened to were Filth in the Beauty and Cassis.Lol.

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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:34 am


Haruka

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@koide: Haha ya I didn't really like Before I Decay as well

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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:09 am


loveharunaono

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Ruki, Uruha, Aoi, Reita and Kai rocks!!!!!!!!! Nice One

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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:39 pm


Haruka

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^YEA!!!!! Who do you like most among them??

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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:59 am


loveharunaono

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I like Reita..............He looks so...........COOL

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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:53 am


Koide Namizo

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Heso...!!!

mmmmm...aoi!!!he is so so so so so so cool!!!XXXDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDd

Heso...!!!


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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:32 am


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Koide Namizo wrote:Heso...!!!

mmmmm...aoi!!!he is so so so so so so cool!!!XXXDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDd

Heso...!!!

All of them look so cool......they sure have their own personality.........

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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:29 am


akuma_tsubasa

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waah gazetto i use to like them but no so much anymore but i still keep up wit them Cool
Ruki LOVE i love his collab with these amazing yet so expensive glasses ($300 USD or more)
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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:49 am


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filth in the beauty is their best song!! love it Nice One

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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:34 pm


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Rieta..
His hair is so awesome Xd


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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:34 am


Kesuki

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How come you guys don't like before i decay. I thought that its nice...

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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:12 am


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OH YESS BABYY!!! THIS ISH MY WORLD! *errrrr??*

you know that the Vocalist, yes that chibi-cute-little-RUKIchan is the Richest J-rocker in Japan.....

weeew....! You go Ruki!!!


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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:00 pm


Kesuki

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kiRRita wrote:OH YESS BABYY!!! THIS ISH MY WORLD! *errrrr??*

you know that the Vocalist, yes that chibi-cute-little-RUKIchan is the Richest J-rocker in Japan.....

weeew....! You go Ruki!!!

Wow thats something new to me.

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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:26 am


akuma_tsubasa

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i'm so surprise to hear that he is the "Richest" since PSC is just bunch of moneymaker *no offense* he looks like a kid compare to his bodycare Silence
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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:39 pm


fuyuhii

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The GazettE~!!
Ruki is much much loveed!
I really love ALL their songs!

Am currently adictted to Before I decay and Mayakashi.
((:

RUKI~!!
KYAAAAHHH!!!
-spurts blood from nose and faints-

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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:06 pm


WenJie Chan

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Wish i could style my hair like anyone of them their hair looks so cool Tears of Joy

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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:29 pm


fuyuhii

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ThrashStar wrote:Wish i could style my hair like anyone of them their hair looks so cool Tears of Joy

I agree!
Even when cosplaying, the wigs are also not styled as nicely! ('w' )
I wish I can play and sing like then tho'

And their makeup.
I wanna learn how to draw my eyeliner liddat too!!! (>o<-)


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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:32 pm


Koide Namizo

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Heso...!!!

gurarararara!!!I lost my feel in listen to the GazettE...gurarararara!!

but I still love most of their old songs... Nice One

btw akuma..I like that "PSC is just bunch of moneymaker"...gurarararara!!agree with YUH...

Heso...!!!


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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:11 pm


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The only song I like is Zetsu Happy

is great


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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:58 pm


Tomomi4eva

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Im not really into those type of music but i must say, REITA IS HOT!

LOVE


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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:13 am


WenJie Chan

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Ruki is more hot even thoungh i'm a boy i've gotta admit hes hot
and i'm not gay or anything Hohoho Onion

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Re: The GazettE
Posted on Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:08 pm


Kesuki

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actually, aoi, uruha, reita, kai and ruki are all hot!!! Tears of Joy

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