MALICE MIZER

MAJOR MUSIC ARTISTS - JAPAN


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Malice Mizer

DESCRIPTION: Malice Mizer was a 'visual kei' rock band from Japan.

ACTIVITY STATUS: In Hiatus

ACTIVITY PERIOD: 1992 - 2001

MUSIC GENRE: Visual Kei Rock

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Japan

RECORD COMPANIES / LABELS (Current & Past): Nippon Columbia, Midi:Nette

OFFICIAL WEB SITE: http://www.malice-mizer.co.jp/


ABOUT THEM:

Malice Mizer (stylized as MALICE MIZER) was a visual kei rock band from Japan. They were active from August 1992 to December 2001. Formed by Mana and Közi, the band's name stands for "malice and misery", extracted from "nothing but a being of malice and misery" — their reply to the question "what is human?". Their earlier music and themes were characterized by their strong French and classical influences, later moving away from deliberate French romanticism and incorporating Gothic-Victorian aspects after several tragedies befell the band.
Malice Mizer was as famous for their music as for their live shows, featuring lavish historical costumes and stage sets, short silent theatre pieces preluding various songs, whimsical dance routines, and even a particularly notable instance of the vocalist descending to Earth (the stage) as a fallen angel, only to ascend again at the end of the concert. Throughout their history, the band has gone through several different lineups and three drastic image changes.

By: Simon Rashleigh


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