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Merry Go Round

Merry Go Round

Merry Go Round


Formed in 1991 in Nagoya, Japan, Merry go round were a visual kei band who had a long life as an indie mainstay. The band’s early years (1991-1994) were chaotic, and featured a slew of member changes. Despite that, the band was able to release one demo tape: 毒・夢・月・殺・狂乱舞 . At some point in 1994 the band halted activities. In 1995, sole original member, vocalist 真 (Kazuma), recruited former Laputa guitarist Hideno, former Of-J bassist 准那 (Junna) and former Silver~Rose drummer Kyo Read more on Last.fm
Formed in 1991 in Nagoya, Japan, Merry go round were a visual kei band who had a long life as an indie mainstay. The band’s early years (1991-1994) were chaotic, and featured a slew of member changes. Despite that, the band was able to release one demo tape: 毒・夢・月・殺・狂乱舞. At some point in 1994 the band halted activities.

In 1995, sole original member, vocalist 真 (Kazuma), recruited former Laputa guitarist Hideno, former Of-J bassist 准那 (Junna) and former Silver~Rose drummer Kyo, to form the bands first stable incarnation. From 1995 until 1998 the band released 1 demo tape, 3 mini-albums and a handful of singles. Despite the band experiencing it’s greatest period of productivity, the stability didn’t last. In late 1998, members 准那 and Kyo left the band, leaving Merry go round a duo. For the 3 years previous, in terms of sound, the band had presented like many other visual kei bands.

Having lost their main composer in 准那, all composition duties fell to guitarist hideno. Now the sole composer, he shifted merry go rounds sound to a darker, at times heavier, and more varied direction. While he didn’t depart radically from the standard roots of visual kei, hideno was able to infuse a more serious tone to the bands output. After their rebirth, Merry go round continued on as a duo until 2003, when long-time support musicians MAXX (bass), and Shoji (drums) officially joined the band.

Once again however, the 4 man line-up didn’t last. The band dissolved on May 15th 2004 after 13 years of activity. Post Merry go round: After the break-up, Kazuma along with MAXX and Shoji went on to form the band Smells. The band released 2 maxi-singles and toured over the course of a couple of years before ultimately disbanding.

Kazuma then followed this up by partnering up with fellow Nagoya based musician Aie (formerly of the band deadman) to form highfashionparalyze. The duo so far have only released 1 mail order/live only maxi-single, but actively tour. Since the break-up of Merry go round, Hideno has seemingly retired from music. members: Vocal: 破麗威→真 Harii→Kazuma (→Merry Go Round→Smells→highfashionparalyze) Guitar: Hideno (→Ai Sick Face→Laputa→Merry Go Round→) Bass: MAXXX (→Ti+Dee→Orphee(MAXX)→Merry Go Round→Smells → Spooky Jam) Drums: Shoji (→ガスプ→Romance for~→Lúcide→Merry Go Round→Smells) former members: Guitar: OSAMU (→Merry Go Round→) Bass: HISANORI (→Merry Go Round→) Drums: KA'SHI (→Merry Go Round→) Guitar: Ken (→Merry Go Round→)   Bass: シン - Shin (→Merry Go Round→)   Guitar: DEAD (→ANTIC DOLL→Merry Go Round→ANTIC DOLL(Vo)→)   Bass: ヤスヒサ - Yasuhisa (→Merry Go Round→) Drums: TOHRU (→Merry Go Round→Of-J→CLAUDIA→Of-J→ANTIC DOLL→Merry Go Round(support)→JILS→Moi dix Mois(support)→dibs→ / 尾張桜組 / おぱロッカーズ / ザ・シャイニングウィザード / aki) Guitar: 左京 (→Ar-Page→Merry-go-round→Orange Jam→)   Bass: 准那 - Junna (→アイン・レッシェルン→シーン→ART OF JESUS→Of-J→Merry Go Round→)   Drums: KYO (→MANICURE→Silver-Rose→Merry Go Round→Kneuklid Romance→DIET-COKE HEAD BARBIE DREAMS) official site : http://www.dangeroide.com/merrygoround/ Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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