In March 2003, D was formed with their initial lineup of vocalist Asagi, guitarist Ruiza, drummer Hiroki, guitarist Sin, and bassist Lena. They released their first EP, New Blood on July 18. Soon after its release, Ruiza was hospitalized for an unknown illness and Sin decided to leave the band. D went on a short pause of activities from that point, however Asagi and Hiroki continued to play concerts under the name "Night of the Children" with a suppo...Read more (1148 words more)
In March 2003, D was formed with their initial lineup of vocalist Asagi, guitarist Ruiza, drummer Hiroki, guitarist Sin, and bassist Lena. They released their first EP, New Blood on July 18. Soon after its release, Ruiza was hospitalized for an unknown illness and Sin decided to leave the band. D went on a short pause of activities from that point, however Asagi and Hiroki continued to play concerts under the name "Night of the Children" with a support guitarist, Hide-Zou. Once Ruiza was released from the hospital on September 27, D officially resumed activities with Hide-Zou replacing Sin on guitar. Two months after their reunion, they recorded their first single "Alice" which given away for free at only one show in Tokyo that November. On Jan 7 of the following year, they released their second EP Paradox.
During 2004, D released another EP Yume Narishi Kuuchuu Teien, as well as a single entitled "Mayutsuki no Hitsugi", which was only for sale at three concerts in November, in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka. They also released a remastered version of their first EP, with a previously unreleased track "Gareki no Hana". New Blood: Second Impact was released on December 8 of that year, quickly followed by their fourth single, "Mahiru no Koe: Synchronicity".
In 2005, Lena remained in the band long enough to release one more single and promotional video, "Yami Yori Kurai Doukoku no a Capella to Bara Yori Akai Jounetsu no Aria". On July 27, after finishing the recording of forthcoming album, Lena left the band. They released their first full album The Name of the Rose on September 28 in two versions, each packaged with a DVD containing a different promotional video. D also launched their own publication called Mad Tea Party Magazine on August 7.
On December 5, 2005, Tsunehito joined as the new bassist. The band re-released their first full album The Name of the Rose, with re-recorded bass tracks by Tsunehito. The updated album contained three extra tracks that were considerably rare: "Shiroi Yoru", "Tsukiyo no Renka", and "Mayutsuki no Hitsugi". Keeping with the trend of remastering their old albums, in 2006 D re-released their EPs Paradox and Yume Narishi Kuchuu Teien. The latter came with two additional tracks that were previously unreleased. Their seventh single, "Taiyou wo Okuru Hi", was released in two types: a limited edition with the promotional video for the title track, and a regular edition with an instrumental version of the title track. Two months later they released their second album, Tafel Anatomie on October 18.
In 2007, D launched an official fan club Ultimate Lover, and released their first DVD of live concert footage, Tafel Anatomie: Tour 2006 Final on March 14. Soon after, the band announced in-store events and a three-date tour in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo on their website to support their "Dearest You" single to be released on April 25. In the summer, D had a dual single release campaign, with "Ouka Sakisomenikeri" released on July 18 and "Schwarzschild" on August 15. On November 7, they released their third full-length album Neo Culture: Beyond the World with an expanded version of their usual multiple-version marketing tactic; buyers could choose from two special editions each containing a DVD with different promotional video, and a regular edition with a thirty-six page booklet.
D signed with the major record label Avex Trax in 2008. Their last indies tour was called Follow Me, and a DVD of footage from the final concert was released later in July. Their first major single called "Birth" was released on May 7. Their second major single, "Yami no Kuni no Alice/Hamon", was released on September 3. The title track was used as the theme for the Japanese movie "Twilight Syndrome: Dead-Go-Round", and the b-side track "Hamon" was used as the ending theme for the Nintendo DS game Twilight Syndrome. Their first major label-sponsored concert entitled Birth: Sora e no Kaiki was held on August 8, followed by their year's end Alice in Dark Edge tour.
Their first activity of 2009 was the release of their third major single, "Snow White". Then on February 25, they released their first major full-length album titled Genetic World. In the months following, they released a special combination concert photo book and live album D Tour 2008: Alice in Dark Edge Final, and a live DVD D Tour 2008: Alice in Dark Edge in March.
D's tour for Genetic World kicked off in April 2009 and ended that May. In September, Asagi opened a website for his company Rosen Kranz (Japanese) (God Child Records). Soon they announced the revival of Mad Tea Party Magazine, and it was decided that eleventh volume and eighth special edition photo book would be released on October 13. D's fourth major single "Tightrope" was released on September 23. A previously unreleased song "Day by Day" was soon announced to be the theme song for a dating simulation game for Japanese mobile phones called LoveφSummit, part of the Neo Romance series from KOEI, as well as the title track of a new single that was to be released on December 2.
The band's first single of 2010, "Kaze ga Mekuru Peji", was used as the opening theme for the television drama Shinsengumi Peacemaker, aired on TBS and MBS, and was scheduled for sale on March 10. Their second major album, titled 7th Rose in honor of their seven years of activity, was released later that month. A compilation DVD containing footage from their short television program Bara no Yakata, and several promotional videos from their independent and major releases was also released on March 31.Their last single, entitled "In The Name Of Justice", was released on November 17th, 2010. It featured two special editions, one carrying the PV of "In The Name Of Justice", other packing "the making of" the title track, also including "Grand Master", and a CD Regular edition featuring "Yoru no Me to Ginyushijin"
, born on August 29 in Noshiro, Akita, is the vocalist, lyricist, and one of the main songwriters of D. Previously in the bands Balsamic (1994–1997), Je*Reviens (1998–2001), and Syndrome (2001–2002), he was also in a side project called Kochou with Tinc's drummer Takuma, formerly known as Shion in Syndrome. He founded the company God Child Records in 2006, under which D released most of their independent era works. He released a solo single that year entitled "Corvinus", and also developed a perfume of the same name, under the God Child Records subsidiary Rosen Kranz.
, D's guitarist and other main songwriter, was born on February 18 in Itami, Hyougo. He was previously in the bands Distray (1996–1999), Laybial (1999–2000), and Syndrome. Ruiza has also released two solo EPs, Ao no Hahen in 2002 and Amenity Gain in 2006.
, born in Kanagawa on November 19, is the second guitarist of D. He was previously in the bands Lapis (1995–1997), Clair de Lune (1997–2000), As'REAL (2000–2002), and S to M (2002–2003)
D's current bass player, was born on March 5 in Yokohama, Kanagawa. His previous bands include Relude (2001–2003), Givuss (2003–2004), and Scissor (2004–2005)
was born on July 20 in Gunma, and is the drummer of D. He was previously in the bands Overtaker (1998–2000), Michiru Project (2001–2001), Aioria (2001–2002), and S to M (2002–2003). close
Status: active (2003 - )
Line up: Asagi(Vo)
HIDE-ZOU(Gu, ex. Ba)
Love, love, love, love, love. I hate Asagi. No, I hate that I love him. Oh well.
Their music.. :3 Can't name a fav song, just can't, but Snow White and both Schwarzschild songs are high up on my top list. The DVD Alice in dark edge is great too, totally worth spending the 2 hours...
The Tightrope PV... Damn awesome. I like it, though.. The curly hair.. :S Anyways, it's awful how hot Asagi can look, and he's 35.. Too bad I love him. XD
Just ignore my love troubles. I just love them all. I guess.
D's forum at last....!!!
i like their music... :applause: :applause:
well, not such a huge fans,,
but the drummer is so freaking rock... :rock: :rock:
does he always play like that even in LIVE?
i like the lyrics also....
i've read asagi's message for jasmine you...
it so sad.. :RBcrying: :RBcrying:
as if the hurt he has possessing his message...
D RAWK!!! :rock: :rock:
I have watched some or maybe one mv from them...cant remember what that was but..i liked it..
The making of Tightrope is damn fun, you should go watch it :3 They're all so adorable, and fun xD
Want to hear a sample? Go to the game’s OHP (http://www.gamecity.ne.jp/konovels/ls/#whats) and click on “Promoton Movie”. There’s a brief introduction of some of the characters, and then you get to hear part of the song.
It sounds great :3Last edit by JustIronic on Saturday 26 Sep, 2009 at 16:45 +2%[/edit]
but why its unpublish?
I don't think there's any info on that. They just haven't released it yet, just like Kaya has a song called "Addict" that has only been played live. We'll just have to wait, I guess (:
well it's cool though...
it makes the song different from some point...i haven't figure out the pint yet, but still...it makes it somewhat special... :tongue: :tongue:
D will be releasing their first official score book on November 2nd for 3675 yen! It’s a B5 size, 256 page book that also comes with a DVD.
There are ten songs in the book that were chosen by the members:
01. Night-ship “D”
02. 闇より暗い慟哭のアカペラと薔薇より赤い情熱のアリア (Yami yori Kurai Doukoku no A capella to Bara yori Akai Jounetsu no Aria)
03. Dearest you
05. EDEN (LIVE DVD Ver.)
07. 闇の国のアリス (Yami no Kuni no Alice)
09. メテオ～夢寐の刻～ (Meteor ~Mubi no Koku~)
10. 楽園 (Rakuen)
Also included are photos and live photos and equipment information.
As for the DVD, it contains performance points and explainations from each of the members for each song in the book, plus “lectures” from Ruiza, HIDE-ZOU, Tsunehito and HIROKI on playing methods, instrument reccomendations, and technique demonstrations. The DVD is 110 minutes in total.
Saw their scorebook available on a website, selling japanese artistes merchandise.
Been listening to their songs for the past 1 year.
Like Asagi a lot.. he is sooo hot! sexy!
Like and Have most of their songs, vampire Missa, Mayutsugi no Hitsugi, Ultimate Lover etc etc.
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They are the best Jrock band in my opinion. They are completely incapable of making a bad song.
Day by Day PV is very nice, I like how Asagi looks. I find this song better than Tightrope.
D!!! just finished watching their new pv. Day by Day i really do love Asagi's vocals. but hmmm...his hair. i dont really like his hair this time. maybe it doesnt look that bad. :RBundecided:
Samples for all songs on the Day by Day single can be found on their OHP! It sounds pretty nice.
I Love Day By Day!! Best song EVER!!
the new single is awesome...
asagi sounds softer, i like BIRTH more actually
Hey guys I adore D. I think that all the members are really good at waht they do. Like when you listen to a D song, all of the musical instruments and the voices stand out perfectly. :RBheart:
I love Yami Yori Kurai (cause I love the whole Phantom of the Opera theme), Kuon, Tightrope, Rakuen, Ouka Saki Some ni Keri and a whole bunch of others :RBhalo: :RBhalo:
Even my sister, who's a pop addict and skirts away from Jrock, says that D is her favorite band. Their PV making-of's are hilarious. Though I haven't seen the "Tightrope" one as yet :RBfrown:
Oh yeah, and "Day by Day" is awesome. I think it has a sorta "fresh" feel to it. Kinda like a new band starting out? Idk :RBstickout:
Nah, the single has Day by Day which sounds new, but the other songs kinda still sound like them. I like the second track 妖奇譚 really much :3
|Band type||visual kei band (5 members)|
|Debut||18 July, 2003 (active)|
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