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Masquerade (マスカレード) was Kyo's third band, formed in May 1995 by renaming from Viṣṇu and adding a new bassist. It was Kyo's last band before he moved from Kyoto to Osaka, where he formed La:Sadie's, Dir En Grey's direct predecessor. Although they were active for only five months, Masquerade even had a fanclub, named "Monologue".

Member History

Along with Dir En Grey, this is the only one of Kyo's bands with a single, constant line-up.

  • Vocals – 京 (Kyo)
  • Guitar – Seine
  • Bass – 目 (Eye)
  • Drums – Masa

Live History

Date Venue Notes
1995.07.?? Unknown Live debut.
1995.07.06 京都MUSE HALL
1995.08.15 心斎橋MUSE HALL
1995.08.25 Unknown
1995.08.30 Unknown
1995.09.30 梅田amHALL
1995.10.?? 梅田GUILD
1995.10.12 京都MUSE HALL "Emergency live" is held. Masquerade most likely disbanded after this live.

Release History

The following song titles were provided by Seine for Viṣṇu and Masquerade: neo-nazis, 風の無い処へ (Kaze no nai tokoro e), sabbat, slave, ice, mania and end. They also had an unnamed ballad. It's unknown which songs belong to which band.

Picture Name Tracklist
AIR.jpg AIR 1. AIR
AIR2.jpg AIR#2 1. AIR#2
GnH.jpg 幻覚の華 1. 幻覚の華
GnHAIR1.jpg 幻覚ノ華 / AIR 1. 幻覚の華
2. AIR
GnHAIR2.jpg 幻覚の華 / AIR 1. 幻覚の華
2. AIR



Members Dir En Grey History
Before Dir En Grey199719981999

ALBATROSS (roadie) → 黒夢 (roadie)月蝕ViṣṇuMasqueradeLa:Sadie'sDir En Grey, sukekiyo
Other bands: 婦夜婦夜, 狂殺会, 廃人黒薔薇族, TWO MONSTROUS NUCLEAR STOCKPILES,
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:STERIACHARM → La:Sadie's → Dir En Grey
Die Ka・za・ri → La:Sadie's → Dir En Grey, DECAYS
Toshiya きさらぎcruel → GOSICK (roadie) → PIERROT (roadie)GOSICKD†LDir En Grey
Shinya 人工天使SivaRuby → La:Sadie's → Dir En Grey, SERAPH
Other bands: Unknown session band, 廃人黒薔薇族