Yomi (Jun Chiba)
Birthday: July 14 (Cancer)
Blood Type: A
Former band: Re:birth
Sakito (Takahiro Sakaguchi)
Birthday: June 29 (Cancer)
Blood Type: O
Hitsugi (Ikari Mitsuo)
Birthday: March 5 (Pisces)
Blood Type: AB
Ni~Ya (Yuji Baba)
Birthday: June 23 (Cancer)
Blood Type: A
Ruka (Satoru Karino)
Birthday: June 9 (Gemini)
Blood Type: O
Former bands: rasha → Luinspear
Nightmare originated in Sendai and was originally created by guitarists Sakito and Hitsugi in early January 2000. They were later on joined by Yomi on vocals, Ni~ya on bass and Zennin on drums. However, Zennin left around July and, after Luinspear disbanded, Ruka took on his spot in November.
Nightmare was very productive in their early indies days. Going by the “divide and conquer” rule of survival in the indies world, they went in full force and haven’t slowed down since. Their first tour began in July in the Kansai region and in August, their demo tape, Zange, was released. Their next release was the maxi single Hankouki which contained three songs and an overall violent death metal sound. Released in October by SPEED-DISK, it sold out almost immediately during pre-orders, which called for a second pressing of it the following month.
With the release of their Jiyuu Honpo Tenshi Ranman maxi in February 2002, Nightmare’s style changed slightly. They now had more of a jazzy, rock’n’roll sound that also incorporated a bit of synth. It was very indies sounding, yet very well balanced. Nightmare then appeared on the Matina omnibus Decadence with the song Crash! Nightmare Channel [FM]. They followed up with a tour of Nagoya and Osaka throughout March and April. On August 17th and 18th, Nightmare held a sold out, two day oneman in Takadanobaba AREA and released the single Gaia –Nadir Side- and later Gaia –Zenith Side-. After many more omnibus appearances and oneman lives, the band released their first mini-album, Outlaw, and showed off a slightly more mature version of themselves.
They started 2003 off strong with the one-man tour BATTLE beginning on February 1 with the final at Shibuya-AX on the 21st. They embarked on two more one-man tours before announcing their major status with Nippon Crown at their June 1st oneman in Akasaka BLITZ. On August 21st, Nightmare released the single Believe, which made it to number 24 on the Oricon charts. Three months later, the triple A-side single Akane/HATE/Over was released in three versions and initiated the beginning of their Ultimate Circus tour.
2004 saw the release of Nightmare’s first DVD and maxi under their insanity-ridden alter egos Sendai Kamotsu. (also the same name as their fanclub) Meanwhile, as Nightmare, they embarked on a thirty date tour that lasted from April to July. During the tour, the mega-successful single Tokyo Shounen was released and gained them many more fans to add to their already enormous fanbase. They ended 2004 with a flourish with their CPU 2004 Ghz tour, of which the final at Nakano Sun Plaza was later turned into a DVD. They also released their first full album, Libido, and a PV collection.
The band's first lives of 2005 were held at Sendai MA.CA.NA. and a maxi single, Jibun no Hana, was released in April and followed by a few promotional lives. Nightmare then started on another long tour consisting of thirty-five dates throughout the Sapporo. They also started an online radio show entitled jack in the box! that aired every Wednesday night.
Also, Sakito, being the trickster that he is, pulled a cruel April Fool's joke on Nightmare's fans. On the band's OHP, he stated that he was leaving the band. Many of their fans were near-hysteric before it was revealed that it was a joke and their managment, as well as those distraught fans, were none too happy...
In 2006, from their double A side single, the WORLD/Alumina, will be used as both the OP and END themes for the anime DEATH NOTE. As well as being active as 'Nightmare', they've also been up to the usual antics as 'Sendai Kamotsu' with yet another 'gay' themed release.
At any rate, Nightmare's went full force through 2006 and they no doubt have many other things in the works for this year as well. Their album, the WORLD Ruler, is scheduled for a February 28th release and the limited edition will feature a special book.
Their latest album release, majestical parade, was released May 13, 2009 and had 3 versions: CD only, CD+ MV MELODY, or CD+ MV Can you do it?.
Their latest single is Rem_ and has three versions: CD only, CD + MV Rem_, and CD + MV love addict. It also comes with a special lottery ticket and love addict has a unique style that they haven't done before.
Gianism Best Ofs
The World Ruler
Nightmare 2003-2005 Single Collection
Kyokuto Symphony ~The Five Stars Night~ @Budokan
"Hankōki" 犯行期 September 21, 2001
"Gaia~Zenith Side~" June 05, 2002
"Gaia~Nadir Side~" August 21, 2002
"Jiyuu Honpo Tenshin Ranman" [1st Press] (自由奔放天真爛漫) February 21, 2002
"Crash!? Nightmare Channel" クラッシュ！？ナイトメアチャンネル October 31, 2002
"-Believe-" August 21, 2003
"Akane/Hate/Over" (茜／ＨＡＴＥ／Ｏｖｅｒ) November 21, 2003
"Varuna" April 21, 2004
"Tokyo Shounen" (東京傷年) July 22, 2004
"Cyan" シアン October 22, 2004
"Jibun no Hana" 時分ノ花 April 1, 2005
"Яaven Loud Speeeaker" August 10, 2005
"livEVIL" リヴィーヴル December 7, 2005
"the WORLD/Alumina" the WORLD/アルミナ October 18, 2006
"Raison d'Etre" レゾンデートル June 6, 2007
"Konoha" このは October 3, 2007
"DIRTY" November 7, 2007
"Lost in Blue" September 17, 2008
"NAKED LOVE" December 3, 2008
"MELODY" April 29, 2009
"Rem_" September 22, 2009
"Gianism Ten" January 1, 2010
"a:FANTASIA" June 23, 2010