Band: The GazettE
Ruki, Reita, Uruha, Aoi and Yune formed ガゼット in March of 2002. They released their first single “Wakaremichi” in April, and released two more singles by September.
In 2003 Yune left the band and was replaced by Kai.Soon ガゼット signed with the PS Company label, and released their first mini-album, Cockayne Soup, and also started their first tour with Hanamuke. On their second tour they performed with Vidoll. Cure published an edition with ガゼット and Vidoll on the cover picture. On Decmber 28th, they performed at the Beauti-fool’s Fest, along side bands such as Kra, Miyavi, Merry, MUCC, and D’espairs Ray. On March 30th, 2004 their second mini-album Madara was released, which was later followed by a DVD. Later that year they released their debut album, Disorder, and toured for the rest of the year, and well into 2005.
By 2006 ガゼット changed their name to The GazettE, released Nil, their second full length album, and started yet another tour. At the beginning of the tour they performed for the first time out of Asia, the performance was in conjunction with German Anime and Manga, and AnimagiC. The GazettE released their third full length album, Stacked Rubbish in 2007, it will be followed by a promotional tour, which started on July 15th 2008.
The GazettE won several awards for the Jrock Choice Awards including:
Best Album: Stacked Rubbish, Best Song: Burial Applicant, Best Artist, Best B-Side or Album Track: Chizuru, Craziest English Title: Art Drawn By Vomit, and more. Their new single, Guren, is on sale starting Feb 13th 2008.
Every time I listen to, or watch a video of Gazette live, I am completely amazed, I have yet to find another band, any band, that sounds exactly like their recorded songs when playing live. I had to compare live songs with the recorded songs for a very long time [and with Sammeh’s help too] in order to actually catch a minuscule crack in Ruki’s voice. This band has perfection down, their music has substance, they obviously do not fake their talent, and so far I’ve been able to listen to their songs over and over without ever getting sick of them.
~ By Jenn
The GazettE are a must for JRock fans that love feeling such a wide range of emotion from each song, it is awesome feeling the music on your skin and in your heart. The day they release their work in the U.S., along with tours is the day me and Sammeh will fling mountains out of our way just to see them.
Albums: Disorder, Nil, Stacked Rubbish
Singles/minis: Wakaremichi, Kichiku Kyoushi –32sai Dokushin- No Nousatsu Kouza, Yougenkyou, Kaleidoscope, Cockayne Soup, Akuyuukai, Supermargarita, Hankou Seimeibun, Madara, Zakurogata no Yuutsu, ~zetsu~, Miseinen, Reila, Gama, Dainippon Itangeishateki Noumiso Chuzuri Zecchou Zekkei Ongen Shuu, Cassis, Regret, Filth in the Beauty, Hyena, 千鶴 (Chizuru), GUREN