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1974

February

  • 17. – 薫 (Kaoru) is born in the Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.

December

  • 20. – Die is born in the Mie Prefecture, Japan.

1976

February

  • 16. – 京 (Kyo) is born in the Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.

1977

March

  • 31. – Toshiya is born in the Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

1978

February

  • 24. – Shinya is born in Kuzuha, Hirakata in the Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

1981

April

  • Shinya enters the Kuzuha Rose Kindergarten in Hirakata, Osaka.

1984

April

1986

April

  • 02. – 聖飢魔II (Seikima II) release their debut single 蝋人形の館 (Rōningyō no Yakata), which Kaoru buys a little while later.

1987

April

  • In his fourth year in elementary school, beginning in April 1987, Shinya's family has their house demolished and a new one built. For that reason, he and his family live elsewhere for one year.

September

  • 19., 20. or 21. – On one of these days, Kaoru goes to Ichinomiya to attend Michael Jackson's concert, but because he doesn't have a ticket, he stands on a nearby bridge and manages to see inside the Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium.

1988

April

  • Kyo enters the Toka Junior High-School in Kyoto.
  • In his fifth year in elementary school, beginning in April 1988, Shinya's family returns to their old home, where they stay until Shinya's second year in junior high-school.

1989

April

  • In his second year in junior high-school, Kyo learns about Atsushi Sakurai from a classmate and becomes interested in rock music.[1]
  • Kaoru enters high-school.[2][3]
  • 21. – Kaoru buys X Japan's major debut album BLUE BLOOD.[2][3][4]
  • 25. – Kaoru goes to his first live of X Japan at Kosei Nenkin Kaikan in Osaka. It inspires him to learn playing guitar.[2][3][4]

1990

April

  • In his second year in high-school, beginning in April 1990, Kaoru forms his first band DIE:STERIA.[3][5]
    • It's possible that the band was already formed in the latter half of his first year.[2]
  • In his first year in high-school, beginning in April 1990, Die watches a live of his senior's ZIGGY cover band P-SHOCK at their high-school's culture festival and decides he also wants to be in a band.[6]
    • He forms his first band that year, but due to others wanting to play the guitar, Die plays drums instead.[5][6]

October

  • In October of his first year in junior-high school,[7] beginning in April 1990, Shinya forms his first band with a friend. They copy PERSONZ and BUCK-TICK in Shinya's basement, using a cowbell as a snare.[8]

1991

  • At the age of 15, which he turned this year on February 16, Kyo buys a guitar and tries to play X JAPAN's songs. He also tries to play bass.[5]

January

  • In January of his first year in junior-high school,[7] beginning in April 1990, Shinya buys a drum set with his New Year's money.[8][9]

February

  • 09. – Toshiya goes to his first concert, Hideaki Tokunaga in Nagano, likely on this day.[4][5]

March

  • Kyo completes compulsory education. He begins to work at Kyoto's Central Market, where he meets members of ALBATROSS and later joins them as a roadie.[5][10]
  • Die buys his first guitar during the Spring before his second year in high-school.[5]
  • 22. – Kyo possibly attends his first live of Strawberry Fields on this day at 京都MUSE HALL.[1][4][10][11]

April

  • In his third year in high-school, beginning in April 1991, Kaoru performs on a stage for the first time at his high-school's culture festival.[3]
  • In his second year in high-school, beginning in April 1991, Die discovers D'ERLANGER and aims to be like their guitarist CIPHER. He begins to play guitar and performs on a stage for the first time at his high-school's culture festival,[12] as a member of his female kendo senior's LINDBERG cover band.[5][6]
    • Around two months later, he performs a live with his own band.[12]
  • In his third year in junior high-school, beginning in April 1991, Toshiya tries playing the guitar as his first instrument.[4][13]
  • In his second year in junior high-school, beginning in April 1991, Shinya's family moves to the Hyogo Prefecture.[5]

1992

  • At the age of 16, which he turned this year on February 16, Kyo puts on make-up for the first time as he is performing as the vocalist of a roadie band.[12]

March

  • Towards the end of Kaoru's third year in high-school, DIE:STERIA disbands.
    • In SHOXX #70, Kaoru says that he continued with his band for a year after graduating from high-school, so it's possible they did not disband.[5]
    • In Dokugen, while talking about CHARM, the interviewer says that the band continued after Kaoru graduated from high-school. The exact circumstances aren't clear.[3]

April

  • Kaoru attends a vocational school for bookkeeping for one semester, from April to September.[3]
  • In his third year in high-school, beginning in April 1992, Die joins the student council to be able to perform at this year's culture festival.[14]
    • In SHOXX #70, Die says that he was asked to be the vocalist for a ZIGGY cover band. This might've been during his third year in high-school.[5][14]
  • In his third year in high-school, beginning in April 1992, Die attends his first live, of ZIGGY.[5]
  • Toshiya enters the Nagano Shunei High-School.
  • In his third year in junior high-school, beginning in April 1992, Shinya's family returns to their old home in Osaka.[5]

August

  • Kyo sees an ad for Kuroyume's 中絶, released on July 20, in the ロッキンf magazine (likely the August issue).[10]
  • 29. – Kyo attends LUNA SEA's live at 京都ROCK天国.

December

  • 05. – Kyo attends Kuroyume's live at 京都ROCK天国.[10][15]

1993

  • Kyo works as a roadie for Kuroyume four times at 寝屋川VINTAGE BAR. The possible dates are: March 13, June 20 and July 29, 30 and 31, 1993.[15]

March

  • If DIE:STERIA didn't actually disband around March 1992, they disband around this time.[5]
  • Toshiya sees hide and TUSK on SHOXX #15 (March 1993) and is inspired to try on make-up.[12]
  • Towards the end of his third year in junior high-school, Shinya performs on stage for the first time at the Kuzuha Civic Center. There, he plays drums in four or five of five or six bands at his high-school's graduation ceremony.[5][8][16]
    • The exact number of bands Shinya played drums in isn't clear, as he has given both numbers in various interviews. One of the bands covered Kamaitachi, another the singer Shizuka Kudo, a third the band Princess Princess and in a fourth, the vocalist performed songs in the style of Yutaka Ozaki.[8]

April

  • Shinya enters high-school where he forms his first serious band, 人工天使 and performs with them for the first time, at 枚方BLOW DOWN.
  • Die enters a vocational school, likely the Osaka School of Music, for one year, from April 1993 to March 1994.[4][5][14]

May

  • Die attends Eikichi Yazawa's live at 大阪厚生年金会館. The possible dates are: May 20, 21 and 22.[14]
  • 21. – Kyo possibly hands out leaflets after a live of LUNA SEA at 京都会館 on this date. The other possible date is January 17, 1994.

August

  • Kyo forms his first band 月蝕.

September

  • 29. – 月蝕 makes their live debut at 枚方BLOW DOWN.

October

  • In the latter half of his second year in high-school, beginning in October 1993, Toshiya forms his first band with his friends.[5][8]
  • 23. – 月蝕 performs at 京都ROCK天国.

December

  • A band picture of 月蝕, published in Band x Artist #7 (May 2000), is dated to December 1993.
  • 26. – 月蝕 performs at 京都ROCK天国.

1994

January

  • 15. – Kaoru does not attend the coming-of-age ceremony. He also isn't in a band at this time.[17]
  • 16. – 月蝕 performs at 京都ROCK天国.
  • 17. – Kyo possibly hands out leaflets after a live of LUNA SEA at 京都会館 on this date. The other possible date is May 21, 1993.

February

  • Sometime after February, CHARM forms.

March

  • 20. – 月蝕 performs at 京都ROCK天国.
  • After one year, Die leaves the vocational school and moves to Osaka.[4]

April

  • In his third year in high-school, beginning in April 1994, Toshiya's first band reforms and he also forms 如月.[5][8] With one of them, he performs on a stage for the first time at his high-school's cultural festival.[4][5][8] They cover songs by LUNA SEA, LADIES ROOM and BUCK-TICK.[16]
    • About a month later, he performs at a live house for the first time.[8] This was around his graduation in March 1995.[5]
  • In his second year in high-school, beginning in April 1994, Shinya's band 人工天使 disbands and he joins Siva.[5]
    • His family also moves again during this time.
  • 11. – 月蝕 performs at 枚方BLOW DOWN, along with with Kisaki's band LAYBIAL. 月蝕 disbands after the live,[18] Kyo and Kisaki meet for the first time.[5]

May

June

  • Viṣṇu records a demo tape, five copies are given out as a present by the magazine Azalie.
  • A band picture of Siva, published in MISSIONxxxx Vol.6, is dated to June 1994.

July

October

  • 2. – Kaoru goes to the 7th Tokyo International Film Festival in Kyoto, where Bridget Fonda is present for the premiere of the movie The Road to Wellville.
  • 10. – 狂殺会 performs at 寝屋川VINTAGE BAR.

November

  • 08. – Siva performs at 枚方BLOW DOWN.
  • 11. – Siva performs at 梅田GUILD.
  • 13. – Siva performs at 大阪城天.
  • 16. – Siva performs at 心斎橋BAHAMA.

December

  • 10. – A band picture of Siva, published in MISSIONxxxx Vol.6, is dated to December 10, 1994.
  • 30. – Kaoru attends X Japan's 青い夜 (Aoi Yoru) live at the Tokyo Dome.[3]
  • 31. – Kaoru attends X Japan's 白い夜 (Shiroi Yoru) live at the Tokyo Dome.[3]

1995

January

  • Siva performs at 枚方BLOW DOWN and disbands after the live. Except for the bassist, the members move their activities to Osaka and form Ruby along with Kisaki on bass.
  • 12. – Viṣṇu performs at an unknown venue.
  • 15. – Die attends the coming-of-age ceremony and helps as a member of the commitee.[17]
  • 17. – During the Kobe Earthquake, Kaoru works at a glass factory in Osaka. He is also a member of CHARM at this point.
  • After the Kobe Earthquake, Die works part-time as a builder of temporary shelters. He is also a member of Ka・za・ri at this point.

April

  • In April 1995, Toshiya enters a vocational school of arts in Nagano. Around this time, he also begins to work as a roadie for GOSICK for about six months.
    • During his time at the vocational school, he forms cruel.
  • 22. – Ruby performs at 市川CLUB GIO.

May

  • 05. – Ruby performs at 枚方BLOW DOWN.
  • 10. – Ruby performs at 金沢vanvanV4.
  • 14. – Ruby performs at 大阪城天.
  • 24. – Viṣṇu performs at 京都MUSE HALL and renames to Masquerade after the live.

July

  • A picture of Kaoru, published in MISSIONxxxx Vol.6, is dated to July 1995 and commented with "CHARM early days".
  • 06. – Masquerade performs at 京都MUSE HALL.

August

  • In SHOXX #69, Shinya explains that he and Kyo met for the first time in August 1995, when Kyo came to watch Shinya's session band (name unknown, Vo. Unknown / Gt. #4 / Gt. SHIGE / Ba. KISAKI / Dr. Shinya).[19] However, in Haiiro no Ginka #34, Shinya says that their first meeting took place in September 1995. It's currently unknown in which of the two months it happened.
  • 15. – Masquerade performs at 心斎橋MUSE HALL.
  • 25. – Masquerade performs at an unknown venue.
  • 30. – Masquerade performs at an unknown venue.

September

  • ??. – Shinya and Die meet for the first time when Ruby and Ka・za・ri perform at the same live at 尼崎LIVE SQUARE VIVRE.[19][20][21]
  • 30. – Masquerade performs at 大阪amHALL.
    • In Haiiro no Ginka #34, Shinya explains that he and Kyo met for the first time in September 1995 at Osaka amHALL, when he performed as the drummer of a certain session band (name unknown, Vo. Unknown / Gt. #4 / Gt. SHIGE / Ba. KISAKI / Dr. Shinya).[22] It might have been on this day.

October

  • 02. – Ruby performs at 枚方BLOW DOWN.
  • 05. – Ruby performs at 梅田GUILD.
  • 12. – Masquerade performs at 京都MUSE HALL and disbands after the live.
  • Kyo moves from Kyoto to Osaka sometime later this month.

November

  • ??. – Die and Kaoru meet for the first time when Ka・za・ri and CHARM perform at the same live at 尼崎LIVE SQUARE VIVRE.[4][21]
  • ??. – Ruby performs at 京都MUSE HALL.
  • 03. – 廃人黒薔薇族 performs at 難波ROCKETS.
  • 17. – Kyo performs with Ove's 春陽 (Haruhi), KISAKI and other people as a session band at 大阪amHALL. They perform songs by D'ERLANGER and LUNA SEA.
  • 18. – Toshiya attends Pierrot's live at 長野LIVE HOUSE J.
  • 18. – Ka・za・ri performs at the "VISUALIZE" Vol:1 event at 枚方BLOW DOWN.
    • At this live, Kyo and Die likely met for the first time.[23][24]
  • 21. – 廃人黒薔薇族 performs at 心斎橋BAHAMA.
  • 22. – A photo of a dressed-up Kyo in full make-up exists, so he possibly performed with an unknown band at an unknown venue on this day.

December

  • La:Sadie's officially forms.
  • 02. – A photo of Kyo at 大阪城天 exists with this date on it. It's unknown if he performed there two days in a row or if the date on the photo is incorrect.
  • 03. – 廃人黒薔薇族 performs at 大阪城天.
    • Afterwards, Kyo distributes a flyer that only reveals his name and the date of La:Sadie's first live on January 14, 1996.
  • 11. – CHARM performs at 尼崎LIVE SQUARE VIVRE.
  • 15. – CHARM performs at 大阪amHALL.
  • 23. – 廃人黒薔薇族 performs at 寝屋川VINTAGE BAR.
  • 24. – Kaoru and Kyo meet for the first time at Osaka-jo Hall, where Kaoru is handing out flyers for CHARM.[5][19]
    • Kyo showed up with other members of his band, which was most likely La:Sadie's. However, it seems Die and Shinya weren't present.[19]

1996

January

  • A picture of CHARM, published in MISSIONxxxx Vol.6, is dated to January 1996 and commented with "later days".
  • A picture of Ka・za・ri, published in MISSIONxxxx Vol.6, is dated to January 1996.
  • 07. – CHARM performs at an event at 難波W'OHOL.
  • 08. – La:Sadie's records their first demo tape 架空ト現実 at Studio Wins.
  • 12. – Ka・za・ri performs an "Activity Hiatus Live" at 尼崎LIVE SQUARE VIVRE and supposedly goes on a hiatus afterwards, essentially disbanding.
  • 14. – La:Sadie's performs their first live at 京都MUSE HALL.
  • 15. – Kyo does not attend the coming-of-age ceremony.[17]
  • 21. – Ka・za・ri was slated to perform at an event at 京都MUSE HALL on this day. This did most likely not happen.
  • 22. – CHARM performs at 難波ROCKETS.
  • 30. – 廃人黒薔薇族 performs at 大阪amHALL.

February

  • 廃人黒薔薇族 performs at an unknown venue and disbands after the live.
  • 10. – La:Sadie's performs at 京都MUSE HALL.
  • 14. – CHARM performs at 尼崎LIVE SQUARE VIVRE and disbands after the live.
  • 15. – La:Sadie's performs at 大阪amHALL. Guitarist 紫緒 secedes after the live and guitarist KAORU is recruited.
  • 19. – Kaoru attends the Smashing Pumpkins concert at Amagasaki Archaic Hall.

March

  • La:Sadie's records the demo tape 生命ノ罪 at Studio Boomin.

April

  • 05. – La:Sadie's performs at 大阪amHALL.
  • 13. – La:Sadie's performs at 京都MUSE HALL.
  • 23. – La:Sadie's records the demo tape 腐乱ユエニ.

May

  • La:Sadie's begins the recording of their demo tape 十字架ニ捧ゲル夢.
  • 08. – La:Sadie's performs at 難波W'OHOL.
  • 10. – La:Sadie's performs at 大阪amHALL.
  • 12. – La:Sadie's performs at 目黒鹿鳴館.
  • 14. – La:Sadie's performs at 名古屋MUSIC FARM.

June

  • La:Sadie's finishes the recording of their demo tape 十字架ニ捧ゲル夢.
  • Toshiya joins GOSICK as their support bassist.
  • 01. – La:Sadie's performs at 京都MUSE HALL.
  • 09. – La:Sadie's performs at 尼崎LIVE SQUARE VIVRE.
  • 15. – GOSICK performs at 横浜CLUB 24.
  • 23. – GOSICK performs at 市川CLUB GIO.

July

  • 07. – GOSICK performs at 松本音屋敷.
  • 13. – GOSICK performs at 池袋CYBER.
  • 21. – GOSICK performs at 長野LIVE HOUSE J.
  • 21. – La:Sadie's performs at 目黒鹿鳴館.
  • 23. – La:Sadie's performs at 新宿LOFT.
  • 24. – La:Sadie's performs at 名古屋MUSIC FARM.
  • 26. – La:Sadie's performs at 大阪amHALL.
  • 27. – La:Sadie's performs at 大阪amHALL.
  • 30. – GOSICK performs at 市川CLUB GIO.

August

  • 01. – La:Sadie's Sign Event at 大阪DEAD ONE.
  • 01. – La:Sadie's performs at 難波W'OHOL.
  • 03. – GOSICK performs at 名古屋MUSIC FARM.
  • 04. – La:Sadie's performs at 大阪城天. This live is listed in the band's history book, but not on flyers from that time. It's possible they did not perform, considering they also performed at 難波W'OHOL on this day.
  • 04. – La:Sadie's performs at 難波W'OHOL.
  • 07. – La:Sadie's performs at 尼崎LIVE SQUARE VIVRE.
  • 08. – La:Sadie's performs at 浦和NARCISS.
  • 09. – La:Sadie's performs at 町田PLAY HOUSE.
  • 13. – La:Sadie's performs at 前橋RATTAN.
  • 14. – La:Sadie's performs at 熊谷VOGUE.
  • 16. – La:Sadie's performs at 新潟O-DO HALL.
  • 19. – La:Sadie's performs at 横浜7TH AVENUE.
  • 20. – La:Sadie's performs at 市川CLUB GIO. Toshiya comes to greet La:Sadie's after their live, but apparently he only spoke to Kyo and possibly Kaoru and Die.
  • 21. – La:Sadie's performs at 金沢vanvanV4.
  • 22. – La:Sadie's and GOSICK perform at 長野LIVE HOUSE J.
  • 24. – La:Sadie's performs at 名古屋MUSIC FARM.
  • 25. – La:Sadie's performs at 名古屋MUSIC FARM.
  • 29. – La:Sadie's performs at 大阪amHALL.
  • 30. – La:Sadie's performs at 大阪amHALL.

September

October

  • 01. – La:Sadie's performs at 名古屋MUSIC FARM.
  • 09. – La:Sadie's records their first single obje×××.
  • 12. – La:Sadie's performs at 京都MUSE HALL.
  • 19. – La:Sadie's performs at 目黒鹿鳴館.
  • 20. – La:Sadie's performs at 川崎CLUB CITTA'
  • 23. – La:Sadie's and GOSICK perform at 熊谷VOGUE. GOSICK disbands after the live.
  • 26. – La:Sadie's performs at 目黒鹿鳴館.
  • 26. – La:Sadie's performs at 市川CLUB GIO.
  • 27. – La:Sadie's performs at 名古屋BOTTOM LINE.
  • 29. – La:Sadie's performs at 難波W'OHOL.
  • 30. – La:Sadie's performs at 京都MUSE HALL.
  • A picture of D†L with Toshiya, shown in BAND x ARTIST #7, is dated to 1996.

November

December

  • La:Sadie's begins the recording of their single Lu:Ciel.
  • 11. – La:Sadie's performs at 大阪amHALL.
  • 14. – La:Sadie's performs at 大阪BRAND NEW.
  • 20. – La:Sadie's performs at 大阪BRAND NEW, where they announce their disbandment for January 1997.
  • 21. – La:Sadie's performs at 梅田GUILD.
  • 22. – La:Sadie's performs at 梅田GUILD.
  • 24. – La:Sadie's performs at 名古屋MUSIC FARM.
  • 27. – La:Sadie's performs at 浦和NARCISS.
  • 28. – La:Sadie's performs at 京都MUSE HALL.
  • 30. – La:Sadie's performs at 尼崎LIVE SQUARE VIVRE.
  • 31. – La:Sadie's performs at 大阪BRAND NEW.
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