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Viṣṇu (ヴィシュヌ) was Kyo's second band and the one where he changed his stage name from 殀磨 (Yoma) to 京 (Kyo). They formed right after the disbandment of 月蝕 in early 1994 and renamed to Masquerade in May 1995. The band name is often written as Visun.

Member History

The member history of Viṣṇu isn't entirely clear. This is the band's line-up on a flyer for their last live:

  • Vocals – 京 (Kyo)
  • Guitar – Seine
  • Bass – 麗 (Rei)
  • Drums – Masa

These members were provided by Seine:

  • Guitar – Shuji
  • Guitar – アイリ (Airi)

Live History

Date Venue Notes
1994.07.?? Unknown (in Kyoto) Live debut.
1995.01.12 Unknown
1995.05.24 京都MUSE HALL Last live with bassist Rei and before renaming to Masquerade.

Release History

Interestingly, Viṣṇu apparently only recorded a single demo tape with one song, titled 真紅 (Shinku). However, 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
VisnuTape1.jpg 真紅 1. 真紅



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