World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Deadman (band)

Article Id: WHEBN0021326322
Reproduction Date:

Title: Deadman (band)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: X Japan, Sakura (musician), Buck-Tick, The Gazette (band), Kagerou (band), List of musical artists from Japan, Nagoya kei, The Good Show, Lynch., Deadman (disambiguation)
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Deadman (band)

Deadman
300x200px
Deadman: aie, Toki, Mako, Kazuya
Background information
Origin Nagoya, Japan
Genres Alternative rock, indie rock, post-punk
Years active 2000–2006
Associated acts Kein, Lamiel, The Studs
Website deadman.jp
Members Mako
aie
Kazuya
Toki
Past members Takamasa
Yukino

Deadman (stylized as deadman) was a Japanese rock band founded in Nagoya in 2000. The group gained notoriety for popularizing the nagoya kei sub-genre of visual kei, which is a lot "darker" than most and focuses more on musical composition. Deadman also quickly became known for Mako's heavily melancholic lyrical themes, with the music itself touching on alternative rock in sound.[1] The group disbanded in 2006 for unknown reasons.[1]

History

Guitarist and leader aie, vocalist Mako (眞呼?) and bassist Yukino were all previously in the band Kein. In 2000 they formed Deadman with drummer Toki, whom aie previously played with in Lamiel. They played their first concert on January 6, 2001. Shortly after the release of their first single, "Subliminal Effect", Yukino left the group and was replaced by Takamasa previously of Lady. Yukino went on to the bands Gullet and lynch..

In April 2005, Takamasa left and it wasn't until July when Kazuya replaced him. At the end of the year they released their second full length album, In The Direction of Sunrise and Night Light. At the beginning of 2006, Deadman played a couple of shows in Europe. But in March they announced they would be disbanding and on May 23, 2006 performed their last concert.[1]

aie went on to form the band The Studs in 2007 with ex-bassist Yukino, they went on hiatus in 2009. He then formed both HighFashionParalyze and The God and Death Stars in 2010, all the while performing occasional solo shows. On May 29, 2008, Mako released a photo book called Buried Alive by Words, which came with a CD of a song called "Buried with the Light" that features Dim My Division.

Musical style

Deadman cites Buck-Tick, Chage and Aska and Kurt Cobain as inspiring them.[3] Their music incorporates several different genres of rock, drawing heavily from alternative rock and indie rock. A style reminiscent of hardcore punk and post-punk can also be seen, in what is much of Deadman's musical sporadic-ism. Often incorporated into individual songs are several "movements" that seem to drift back and forth, with erratic vocals and sounds.

Lyrical themes

Mako's lyrics usually touch on the "psychological instability of mankind, the mortality of humans, and religion", particularly Christianity and Shintoism references are made often.[3] The title of their album 701125 is a reference to the date author Yukio Mishima died, November 25, 1970.[3]

Discography

Albums/Mini albums

  • Site of Scaffold (November 21, 2001)
  • Jekyll and Hyde of Early Afternoon (April 11, 2002; split mini album with Blast, includes both single versions)
  • No Alternative (March 8, 2003), Oricon Albums Chart Peak Position: No. 160[4]
  • 701125 (April 2004; sold only on tour)
  • 701125+2 (June 8, 2005)
  • In the Direction of Sunrise and Night Light (December 14, 2005) No. 189[4]
  • No Alternative 2.0 (November 30, 2009; remix album)

Singles

  • "Subliminal Effect" (April 25, 2001)
  • "In Media" (August 20, 2001)
  • "Jekyll and Hyde of Early Afternoon" (White Version, new songs July 27, 2002; split single with Blast)
  • "Jekyll and Hyde of Early Afternoon" (Black Version, cover songs July 27, 2002; split single with Blast)
  • "The Intolerable Existence In Suffering" (demo sold only on June 21, 2002)
  • "Family" (Osaka Edition, sold only on April 13, 2003)
  • "Family" (Nagoya Edition, sold only on April 23, 2003)
  • "Family" (Tokyo Edition, sold only on April 26, 2003)
  • "Rainy Sunflower" (October 11, 2003), Oricon Singles Chart Peak Position: No. 102[5]
  • "Kafka" (sold only on tour from January 13 – February 3, 2004)
  • "℃+1" (sold only on March 10, 2004)
  • "℃" (October 6, 2004) No. 85[5]
  • "When the Saints Go Marching In" (March 9, 2005) No. 117[5]

DVD

  • 2 Clips (April 2004; sold only on tour)
  • 0605231830 (December 27, 2006)
  • Endroll (December 27, 2006)

References

External links

  • Official website
  • Official news blog
  • aie official site
  • Gift official MySpace
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.