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Marusa

Marusa

Marusa


Marusa (マルサ) was a promising band which disbanded quite suddenly. Their music was quite heavy, dark and very melodic. Kei's voice was also a great advantage, it's clear and suprisingly good for a young indies vocalist. Marusa's looks were quite typical for a visual indies band. It was their music that definitely made them stand out of crowds of newcomers. Their songs were very catchy, and even though their activity was rather short they developed a style of their own. Read more on Last.fm
Marusa (マルサ) was a promising band which disbanded quite suddenly. Their music was quite heavy, dark and very melodic. Kei's voice was also a great advantage, it's clear and suprisingly good for a young indies vocalist. Marusa's looks were quite typical for a visual indies band.

It was their music that definitely made them stand out of crowds of newcomers. Their songs were very catchy, and even though their activity was rather short they developed a style of their own. LINE UP Vocal : Kei Guitar : Kouhei Bass : Ryuuji Drums : Natsuka Marusa was formed around mid 2004 by Kei (ex-Kamaseinu), Kouhei and Ryuuji (both ex-Sinkro). They played their first live on August 23rd in Kawasaki Club Citta, which was followed by 5 more gigs in venues including Shibuya O-west and Meguro rock-may-can.

In September, they released their first CD, shochousaku, and in the same month Marusa joined forces with Kamikaze boyz in a project under the name of KURESTO bakuha chokuzen. On the 25th both of these bands perfomed together with Soroban, Gimmiku and 12012 in Shibuya o-crest. A combined record of Marusa and Kamikaze boyz was given away for free during that live, and a song from that CD was also featured on Shock Edge 2004 next month. In October and November the band played 6 more gigs, and on November 3rd, they released their first maxi-single entitled ketsuin choubo.

The record containing 3 tracks and limited to 1000 copies debuted at the 11th place in the Oricon indies charts! Soon afterwards, Natsuka officially joined the group as their drummer. At the beginning of 2005, Marusa released a new version of their first maxi, ketsuin choubo ~kanzenban~, which contains 3 additional tracks. The following months were quity busy for these boys. In March they played 7 gigs in various towns, and April 3rd witnessed the release of their second maxi-single, Kareta kirei na hana.

In the same month Marusa also teamed up with Girugamesh - on the 15th they played a two-man live at Takadanobaba AREA, and a coupling CD with a track by each band was relased five days later. The guys did not intend to rest and at the beginning of July they released another single. August witnessed the release of their first ever full album. Daitokushuu was a 'best of' record containing 12 previously released tracks and only one new song.

Unfortunatelly it soon turned out it was their last release ever - at the beginning of September the members announced Marusa would disband within a month. Their first and at the same time last ever one-man live scheduled initially for November 3rd was postponed due to Kouhei's injuries in an road accident. In the end, Marusa disbandend over 7 months later than was initially planned, their last show ever taking place on June 13th, 2006, in Ikebukuro Cyber. Read more on Last.fm.

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