月蝕 (Gesshoku) was Kyo's first band. They formed in August 1993 and disbanded on April 11, 1994, after an activity period of only nine months. The band name means "Lunar Eclipse" and was often used together with the tagline "schwarz weiß" (German for "black white").
The member history of Gesshoku isn't entirely clear. It seems that except for the vocalist, all positions changed once. However, guitarist Shuji and drummer Shura haven't been mentioned in any published material and are only known from conversations with Seine (ex-Viṣṇu / Masquerade).
- Vocals – 殀磨 (Yoma)
- This name was mistakenly written as 妖磨 (Yoma) on the band's VHS. On the internet, it can also be found written as 殆磨 (Hotoma), likely based on a misreading of the correct kanji.
- Guitar – LAYLLA → Shuji
- According to Seine, LAYLLA was replaced by Shuji at some point. As Shuji isn't mentioned anywhere, the exact details are unclear.
- Bass – 忒己 (Tokuko) → 麗 (Rei)
- Tokuko changed his name from kanji to romaji at some point. He seceded on March 20, 1994, and was replaced by Rei for the band's last live.
- Drums – 愁 (Shū) → Shura
- Shū left the band in late 1993, likely shortly before or after December 26. The band used a support drummer until their disbandment. Based on a photo of Viṣṇu from June 1994, this drummer might have been Shura.
|1993.09.29||枚方BLOW DOWN||Live debut.|
Possibly filmed and released on a VHS.
|1993.10.23||京都ROCK天国||A sticker was distributed at this live.|
|1994.03.20||京都ROCK天国||TOKUKO secedes after the live.|
|1994.04.11||枚方BLOW DOWN||Last live. With Kisaki's band LAYBIAL.|
Rei joined Gesshoku for a session on bass.
After this live, Kyo and Kisaki met for the first time.
Much like Gesshoku's member history, the order of their releases isn't entirely clear either. Furthermore, it's impossible to say if these releases are all real, especially those without a line-up might be bootlegged.
|-schwarz weiβ-||1. 月蝕||
|月蝕 schwarz weiβ||1. SE
|ROCK天国 Jack in the Music Box||1. 毒殺
|SCHWARZ WEIẞ||1. SE
|schwarz weiβ||1. SE
Note: On various websites, the songs 絶望の箱 (Zetsubō no Hako) and "Think about death" are said to be from this band. That's not the case, they were released by a different band with the same name.
|Members||Dir En Grey History|
|Before Dir En Grey • 1997 • 1998 • 1999|
|ALBATROSS (roadie) → 黒夢 (roadie) → 月蝕 → Viṣṇu → Masquerade → La:Sadie's → Dir En Grey • sukekiyo • Petit Brabancon|
Other bands: 婦夜婦夜 • 狂殺会 • 廃人黒薔薇族 • TWO MONSTROUS NUCLEAR STOCKPILES • 第三帝國楽団 • 腐乱シネマ帝國楽団
|DIE:STERIA → CHARM → La:Sadie's → Dir En Grey|
Other bands: TWO MONSTROUS NUCLEAR STOCKPILES, TTT
|Die||Ka・za・ri → La:Sadie's → Dir En Grey • DECAYS|
|Toshiya||如月 → cruel → GOSICK (roadie) → Unknown band → PIERROT (roadie) → GOSICK → D†L → Dir En Grey|
|Shinya||人工天使 → Siva → Ruby → La:Sadie's → Dir En Grey • SERAPH|
Other bands: Unknown session band • 廃人黒薔薇族