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THE GAZETTE (ガゼット)
The GazettE (ガゼット) is a Japanese visual kei rock band formed in 2002. The band consists of five members:
- Kai (Uke Yutaka) | leader and drummer | birthday: Oct. 28, 1981
- Ruki (Takanori Matsumoto) | vocalist | birthday: February 1, 1982
- Aoi (Shiroyama Yuu) | guitarist | birthday: January 20, 1980
- Uruha (Takashima Kouyou) | guitarist | birthday: June 9, 1981
- Reita (Suzuki Akira) | bassist | birthday: May 27, 1981
Since 2002, the GazettE has become one of the most impactful and widely known second-generation bands on the visual kei scene, earning their first headline performance at the Japanese hall Nippon Budokan in 2006 and expanding to larger arena shows until conquering the Tokyo Dome by 2010. The band went on to play at major festivals across Japan, performing for the first time in Europe on their Pulse Wriggling to Black tour following the release of their album, Stacked Rubbish, in 2007. They embarked on their first ever world tour in 2013, followed by two more world tours with expanded setlists and venues in 2016 and 2019 across 22 cities in 13 countries.
Now in their 19th year, the band continues to evolve their sound and artistry under their self-created company, HERESY Inc.
Their extensive and diverse discography, which can be found on the official the GazettE website, now includes over 20 singles, 6 EPs, 3 compilation albums, and 9 studio albums - 7 of which have all placed in the top 10 of Japan's Oricon Charts.
Their 10th studio album is set for release in May 2021, three years since the release of their last album NINTH. Their long-awaited new song "BLINDING HOPE" will be dropped ahead of release on March 10, 2021, the day of their 19th anniversary. Check out the official trailer video!
This thread is for news, announcements and discussions about the GazettE and its members.
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