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".
Masquerade is one of the few of Kyo's bands that had no known member changes. However, on the AIR demo tape, only Kyo and Seine are listed; there's also a flyer with Kyo, Seine and a third member.
- Vocals – 京 (Kyo)
- Guitar – Seine
- Bass – 目 (Eye)
- Drums – Masa
|1995.07.15||梅田amHALL||According to Kisaki's old website, STELLA MARIA performed on this date with MASQUERADE.|
As the name is written in allcaps, it might've been a different Masquerade.
|1995.10.12||京都MUSE HALL||"Emergency live" is held. Masquerade most likely disbanded after this live.|
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.
|幻覚ノ華 / AIR||1. 幻覚の華|
|幻覚の華 / AIR||1. 幻覚の華|
|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 • 化け化け族 • 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||1st band (on drums) → 2nd band (LINDBERG cover band, female vocalist, Die on guitar) → 3rd band (ZIGGY cover band, on vocals) → 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