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".
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
|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|
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