D†L (ディエル) was Toshiya's last band before joining Dir En Grey. It's unknown when they formed, but they disbanded on March 19, 1999. Toshiya was with them from October 1996 to February 1997 and played support guitar.
- Vocals – Shuji
- Guitar – Takeshi
- Guitar – Toshiya
- Bass – KOHTAROU (ex-GOSICK)
- Drums – During Toshiya's tenure with the band, they used a drum machine at lives.
|Unknown||Unknown||A short clip of this live was posted on Twitter.|
|Unknown||長野LIVE HOUSE J||This live was filmed for a VHS.|
|1997.01.24||長野LIVE HOUSE J||Toshiya also performed with Dir En Grey at this event.|
D†L released at least two demo tapes and one album (after Toshiya left). A VHS exists as well, but according to vocalist Shuji, it wasn't released by the band. The information regarding the actual number and contents of the demo tapes is also disputed.
|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|
Other bands: 婦夜婦夜, 狂殺会, 廃人黒薔薇族, TWO MONSTROUS NUCLEAR STOCKPILES, 京
Poems: 自虐、斂葬腐乱シネマ, 前略、お元気ですか、最果ての地より名も無き君に愛をこめて…, 「我葬の詩」上巻, 下巻
|DIE:STERIA → CHARM → La:Sadie's → Dir En Grey|
Other bands: TWO MONSTROUS NUCLEAR STOCKPILES
|Die||Ka・za・ri → La:Sadie's → Dir En Grey, DECAYS|
|Toshiya||きさらぎ → cruel → GOSICK (roadie) → 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