a dead orchestra
- Posted: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 11:53:54 +0000
Versailles officially started activity on 2007.06.24 and is signed to Sherow Artist Society, which is ran by Kamijo.
From the Versailles Official Myspace:
"In March 2007, Versailles was formed by KAMIJO (ex LAREINE) and HIZAKI (ex SULFURIC ACID), then Jasmine You, who was from Jakura and HIZAKI’s solo project, HIZAKI grace project, joined. Lastly, TERU (ex. Aikaryu) and YUKI (ex. Sugar Trip), who were strongly recommended by the Rock May Kan, which is a long established venue in Tokyo, joined the band.
KAMIJO and HIZAKI already had a concept of a new band since Autumn 2006 and took six months to find the appropriate members to express it. Their concept is “The absolute Youshikibi (beauty of form) sound and extremes of aestheticism”.
On the 29th of March, the names of the members were revealed, the name of the band being announced on March 30. On the 2nd of May, they posted a trailer for Versailles’s appearance on YouTube. Since then, they received a lot of proposals for tours and interviews from overseas. So far they have interviews with only international media/press.
At the end of May, a German documentary TV crew came to Japan and the band was interviewed. In June, the interviews with the German TV crews were on Sankei Newspaper (one of Japan's domestic newspapers) and Versailles was featured in the article. Because of the large amount feedback, “Versailles Band” was in Yahoo's top 5 search-keyword ranking. Since then they have been featured on TV as the hottest band.
Versailles made their first appearance with a showcase on June 23rd, followed by their first performance on the 24th. On these dates they also distributed their very first single and DVD single, The Revenant Choir."
History: BIJIREIKU (美辞麗句) → MALICE MIZER roadie → LALIENE → LAREINE → NEW SODMY → LAREINE → Versailles
Blood type: O
Birthplace: Kanagawa prefecture (according to interviews), Setagaya district, Tokyo (according to vkdb)
History: GARNET GRAVE → Crack brain → GROTESQUE ROMANTICER (グロテスクロマンティッカー) → Schwardix Marvally → SULFURIC ACID → HIZAKI grace project → Versailles
Blood Type: AB
History: 藍華柳～Aikaryu～ → 藍華柳、HIZAKI grace project → 藍華柳、Versailles(SUPPORT) → Versailles
Blood Type: O
History: Jakura (雀羅) → HIZAKI (SUPPORT) → HIZAKI grace project → Versailles(Jasmine You)
Blood Type: B
History: SugarTrip → (Alively Sanctuary) → Versailles
Blood Type: A