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6th May 2007, 00:58

D'espairsRay is a visual kei band formed in 1999 by a majority of the band that had just disbanded then, Le'Veil. They have a rather dark appearance which is often mistaken by non-visuals with goth. It can be said that D'espairsRay was always, even at the beginning, quite over the average visual kei indie band. Their music could have been considered as heavy rock, and more often as industrial goth rock. Their influences are partially from Marilyn Manson as can be heard on Furachina Toiki to Amai Uso.
Around 2003 they changed their style with MaVERiCK, turning into nu-metal. They had been gaining popularity ever since.
What has always been the same are the dark lyrics, mostly about death and bad things about the world, these messages are oftenly being screamed out by HIZUMI.

Vocals: HIZUMI
Guitar: Karyu
Bass: ZERO


Coll:set (June 29, 2005)
Mirror (April 11, 2007)EPs
Terrors (July 21, 2001)
Sexual Beast (June 5, 2002)
Born (April 28, 2004)Singles
"Kumo" (蜘蛛, "Kumo"? , October 21, 2000)
"Genwaku" (眩惑, April 1, 2001)
"Sixth Terrors" (August 29, 2001)
"Ori no Naka de Miru Yume" (檻の中で見る夢, September 8, 2002)
"Itanji" (異端児, January 20, 2003)
"Maverick" (February 12, 2003)
"Garnet" (November 12, 2003)
"Gemini" (September 1, 2004)
"Kogoeru Yoru ni Saita Hana" (凍える夜に咲いた花, April 5, 2006)
"Squall" (March 14, 2007)
"Brilliant" (May 14, 2008)Videography
Ura Video (裏ビデオ, January 29, 2002)
Murder Day Live (September 23, 2004)
The World Outside the Cage (March 8, 2006)
Liquidize (Live Tour 06) (December 20, 2006)
Spiral Staircase #15 (September 5, 2007)Demotapes
[Ao] ([蒼], December 12, 1999)
「S」yste「M」 (January 28, 2000)
Sakura (さくら, January 29, 2000)
Razor (September 26, 2000)
Ura Mania Theater (裏マニアシアター, January 21, 2002)

6th May 2007, 01:17
One of my friends told me that Hizumi has a gay voice. He doesen't know a fcuk about J music.

I fsking love "Garnet".

24th August 2007, 16:32
Friji! Rupator! Ma Rupe din ce in ce mai tare :D

Mai ales Grudge sh Hai To Ame :P

29th October 2007, 19:18
My favorite band, sorry DIRu... Hizumi the besT singer in the world, his voice it's something extraordinary, especially live, the drums, bass and of course guitar is great, they don't have weaknesses. Also it is one of those groups that alive sounds much better than on record...

3rd December 2007, 21:01
Trupa mea preferata:sohappy: .....imi place foarte foarte mult...totzi membrii sint talentatzi shi foarte mumoshi....in deosebit imi place Karyu:shy: ......el cinta superb la chitara:shy:
Nu este trupa de la care am inceput sa ascult j-rock,dar acum este my fav...

14th April 2008, 23:03
давно здесь никто не отписывался! D'espa отличная группа!

кто знает, когда буду новые релизы?

3rd May 2008, 15:49
D'espairsRay: Interview with Hizumi March 15, 2008
How did the band start? How did you meet each other?

Tokyo is a great place for that. The other members were in other bands before we were able to meet.

Which US city is your favorite so far and why? How would you describe your US tour experience?

New York City because I like to shop.

What are some major differences of concerts/lives in Japan than in the US?

If I'm able to speak in English during the mc parts in between songs, it's pretty much the same sort of feeling and reaction.

If you remember one thing/event from this tour, what would it be?

When I go back to Japan the main thing that I'm going to remember is the people and crew on this tour and how it was made into a family. The tour is like one big family.

What do you think of the American music scene today and how would you compare it to popular music in Japan?

It seems that in Japan when things enter the American charts then they start entering the Japanese charts. What we are hoping is with all this JROCK coming over to the states, it will start influencing more people and becoming more popular.

What song are you the most excited to play today and why?

We usually make our set list right before we go on so we haven't decided which songs we're going to play yet. We're looking forward to playing all of them.

Which song do American audiences respond to the most? What song does your Japanese audience respond to the most?

I don't really notice that sort of thing. It really seems that the fans who come and watch really enjoy all the songs. Luckily! If they're having a good time then I'm having a good time. That's really all you can ask for.

What is in your cd player/ music player right now? Do you have a favorite musician or band?

Lately I've been listening to a lot of Linkin Park and Korn, but when you're around music all day the last thing you want to do is go and listen to some music so I haven't been listening to a lot of music lately. What's on my iPod right now is mainly Linkin Park and Korn.

If the world were to end tomorrow, what is one thing that you would want to do?

I'd like to play a live show.

Thanks again to D'espairsRay, our translator, and those who made this interview possible. Make sure to check their album, Mirror, which will be released in the USA along with a new single in May.

3rd May 2008, 23:43
What's on my iPod right now is mainly Linkin Park and Korn.

I thought so! mirror is so Korn-a-like n' Linkin Parkish ...

Make sure to check their album, Mirror, which will be released in the USA along with a new single in May.

:evillaugh: loosers! we have that allbum since it was released in Japan! ((X

their shows in USA were awesome ... I want them to release a new live DVD :sweet:

10th May 2008, 15:58
D'espairsRay - Brilliant [Hide Memorial Summit LIVE] [2008] (http://www.torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=293051)

13th May 2008, 23:59
D'espairsRay - BRILLIANT (http://www.torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=296845)

3rd September 2008, 15:48
D'espairsRay - KAMIKAZE[Limited Bonus DVD] (http://torrentsmd.com//details.php?id=380069)
D'espairsRay - KAMIKAZE[PV] (http://torrentsmd.com//details.php?id=377531)

если кому то надо, могу выложить KAMIKAZE[Limited Bonus DVD] в DVD качестве, а не рип (=

6th September 2008, 11:50
XD da nie basistu оmi plaşi

1st October 2008, 16:34
Nu prea tare imi place trupa.... Just not my style.:attention:

2nd December 2008, 22:41
D'espairsRay - HORIZON[PV][2008] (http://www.megaupload.com/ru/?d=1QNOXJ3M)
D'espairsRay - HORIZON[SINGLE][2008] (http://www.megaupload.com/ru/?d=R6V6I5YX)

yay~ =]

3rd December 2008, 00:59
D'espairsRay - HORIZON[PV][2008] (http://www.megaupload.com/ru/?d=1QNOXJ3M)
D'espairsRay - HORIZON[SINGLE][2008] (http://www.megaupload.com/ru/?d=R6V6I5YX)

yay~ =]

Thanks, I'll check it out and express my opinion later. X)

Edit: Idiotic PV, banal, neinteresant şi lipsit de dinamică şi gust, cântec slab, uşurel, попса... Yuch, D'espairsRay degradează pe zi ce trece... X(((

3rd December 2008, 15:15
это лучший их клип, если сравнивать с прежнимии, есть хоть какой-то смысл, очень много красивых планов, правда в некоторых местах видно что бюджет постобработку не дотянул ...

песня нормальная, не особо грузит в дипрессию, но зачем им стоять на месте? вобщем группа изменилась, но не стала ни хуже, ни попсовей + гитарист наконец сыграл ХОТЬ ЧТО-ТО! Х)

сингл классный, Yami ni furu kiseki -Classical White Ver- ... Т_т

4th December 2008, 00:52
OMG, eu chiar credeam că gusturile tale sunt rafinate... Dar am greşit amarnic... XD

Asta e clip BUN?! XD Oh geez... Garnett is WAY better, sau acelaşi Squall... Nuuu... the PV sucks hard!!

Cântecul e de nimic, nimic interesant, lipit repede, ничего душевного = zero...

Despa FAILS miserably...

4th December 2008, 01:11
I liked it, don't care about anything else ^___^
and tastes differ ^___~

* main impression was made by Yami ni furu kiseki -Classical White Ver-
** Bullet isn't very good ... or maybe I didn't listen to it much enough ^.^

4th December 2008, 10:09
daq deja nu its mai place cum ei kinta, asta nu obligatoriu ar inseamna ca ei degradeaza, poate tu tinzi in alta directsie dekit ei... ei au ales un drum tu altul)))...

P.S. nu atsi vazut voi PV-uri unde se simte cu adevarat lipsa bugetului xD

4th December 2008, 10:53
2 Baka Akado? ХDDDD

4th December 2008, 11:55
P.S. nu atsi vazut voi PV-uri unde se simte cu adevarat lipsa bugetului xD
Ahaha... crede-ma, am vazut.

Proof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKIplJxHwps


4th December 2008, 14:18
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgyJOau1PO4 - oricum asta rupe orishice PV xD

5th December 2008, 12:07
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgyJOau1PO4 - oricum asta rupe orishice PV xD
Yep, major suckage, asta e primul lor PV dacă nu greşesc... X))

6th December 2008, 10:49
Yep, major suckage, asta e primul lor PV dacă nu greşesc... X))

yep) e shi primul lor single.

7th December 2008, 02:06
yep) e shi primul lor single.
2006 dacă nu greşesc, atunci am început să ascult Jrock. X))

11th December 2008, 22:45
D'espairsRay - Discography[reseed] (http://torrentsmd.com//details.php?id=497459)

15th December 2008, 00:00
give me a link!!!

16th December 2008, 01:50
give me a link!!!
2 wat?

16th December 2008, 08:04
to music

16th December 2008, 10:18
to music
Dar în #26 ce e!? 8)

16th December 2008, 21:18

press on pretty letters, they are magical ^____^

beauty's motivation
16th May 2009, 17:19
one of the bands I respect most of all...:cool:

5th August 2009, 13:00
My Report From The D'espairsRay Event [Moscow, 26 July 2009]

În câteva cuvinte, concertul a fost extraordinar, sunetul superb şi trupa plină de energie şi dipoziţie bună. Unicul minus care a fost că era foarte multă lume pentru un club atât de mic, din această cauză era insuportabil de cald în faţa scenii ceea şi m-a forţat să mă retrag de acolo după vreo 5-6 piese, aşa că materialul care e mai jos a anume filmat de la o distanţa mai mare (când îmi veneam în fire după lipsa de oxigen X D). Însă la encore am reuşit iarăşi să merg în faţa scenii, de unde am reuşit să rup şi câteva poze pe telefon (the bright ones).

Setlistul a fost:
1. Lizard 2. Redeemer 3. Trickster 4. Cocoon 5. Kouhaku 6. Sixty Nine 7. Infection 8. Masquerade 9. In Vain 10. Garnet 11. Horizon 12. Screen 13. Bullet 14. Hollow 15. Kamikaze + [Encore] 1. Tsukasa [a cântat la fluier o melodie folclorică rusească ^^] 2. Mirror 3. Reddish

Am reusit sa obtin autograful lui Tsukasa in Death Note-ul meu! (mwhahahaha!! *evil laugh*)



Deasemenea organizatorii mi-au daruit un mega-poster oficial. ^^

And now let's continue to the photo/video report:
(Sorry about the Q, the best I could get -_-)













5th August 2009, 18:56
Posterul e super ...si DN-ul tot X))))

9th September 2009, 18:45
The new single FINAL CALL >> HERE << (http://arya92.livejournal.com/4114.html)

12th September 2009, 18:07
My Report From The D'espairsRay Event [Moscow, 26 July 2009]

it was awesome! 8D

29th March 2010, 14:51
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzXq0RSrgM4 - Love Is Dead
[Released on 14.04.2010]

1st April 2010, 13:29
D'espairsRay - Love is dead[PV] (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2IUUWCL8)

19th July 2010, 10:15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDHklntzwvY&feature=related - Death point

[Released: 28 July, 2010]

19th July 2010, 10:40
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDHklntzwvY&feature=related - Death point

[Released: 28 July, 2010]

Finally a good PV ^^ Lovely

22nd September 2010, 01:36
News [September 2010]

D'espairsRay has announced that they will be pausing activities indefinitely after their recent world tour, which will end in Japan in November. The reason for this is the worsening condition of HIZUMI's throat illness.

The band has made the following statement:
To all our fans who have followed us and supported us throughout the years;

After much consideration and discussion, all four members of D'espairsRay have decided to take an indefinite hiatus following the conclusion of the D'espairsRay World Tour 2010 "Human-clad Monsters". During this time the band will be taking a break from all concerts and recording.

The reason for this hiatus is to allow vocalist HIZUMI to fully recover from a past illness that has affected his throat and made it difficult to sing. HIZUMI has dealt with this rare throat condition for over a year, but the band's busy touring and recording schedule hasn't allowed him the time to fully undergo treatment. He currently plans to spend the early part of next year in recovery, and return to the band as soon as possible.

Although HIZUMI has undergone treatment to temporarily allow him to continue the current tour, it is not a permanent fix and there is no guarantee as to how long it will last. All four members of D'espairsRay plan to give their all for the remaining shows on this tour, both in Japan and overseas, and thank you for your continuing support in these difficult times.


22nd September 2010, 01:57
Speram sa-si revina cat mai repede!

15th June 2011, 15:22
D’espairsRay Releasing Compilation Album and DVD


Japanese rock band D’espairsRay, having recently went on hiatus due to vocalist Hizumi’s health condition, have announced two new releases on their official website!

Don’t get too worked up though, the releases are commemorations of the band’s career thus far: a live DVD and a CD/DVD compilation release.

D’espairsRay LIVE DVD “Human-clad Monsters” FINAL - Featuring the band’s Human-clad Monsters World Tour final on December 30th, 2010 at Yokohama Blitz, their last performance before going on hiatus.

D’espairsRay Core Work Compilation (Title pending) – Limited Edition CD and DVD containing music videos.

Planned tracks for the CD include:

01. Monochrome ni Natta Saigo no Hi
02. [Tatoeba] Kimi… Ga… Shinda… Ra
03. Furachi na Toiki to Amai Uso
04. Marry of the blood
05. Oboro no Tsuki
06. Subliminal
07. quarter void
08. MAZE
09. PIG
12. Bullet
13. Yami ni Furu Kiseki -Classical White Ver.-

The DVD will also feature every music video the band has ever released:

01. Garnet
02. BORN
03. Reddish-DIVA version-
04. Squall



D’espairsRay announces their official disbandment

The Visual Kei world says goodbye to another great band today, as D’espairsRay has announced on their official website that they are officially disbanding.

Last Christmas, the band went on an indefinite hiatus because vocalist HIZUMI had been infected with an illness that caused problems with his singing. At the time, the hiatus was to let HIZUMI fully recover and seek full medical treatment for his condition.

HIZUMI’s final words on the website explains the disbandment. He sought out medical treatment, acupuncture, and even Chinese and Japanese therapeutics to treat his throat, but the recovery is currently stagnant, so they came to this decision. Since the band formed, he’s been able to experience many things and has met people all over the world.

Karyu gave his thanks to fans who believed in the band and waited for their return, and apologizes to them for not being able to. He explains that because of HIZUMI’s condition, the band will not hold their last performance. Karyu is very thankful and proud to have had encounters with everyone, and that it has changed him.

Bassist ZERO mentioned a promise they made to everyone that they would come back, but is sorry that they couldn’t keep it. He hopes that everyone can understand their decision to disband. Although he doesn’t know what’s in store for the future, he hopes he will see everyone’s smiling faces again. He is truly thankful to the staff and all the MANIAs (D’espairsRay’s fan club).

Last but not least was drummer TSUKASA, who is also very sorry that they have come to this decision. Words can’t describe the past 10 years, because it’s something that is very important to him. Even after the disbandment, the memory of D’espairsRay will be kept in the hearts of all their fans all over the world. He is very proud to be the drummer of D’espairsRay, and will live his life to the fullest. He also wants to reassure everyone that the band is not on bad terms, and it is not the reason for them breaking up.

Unfortunately, D’espairsRay will not be holding a last live for their fans due to the condition of HIZUMI’s throat.

The band gives their greatest gratitude to all their fans all over the world for their support.

Throughout their 11 year career, D’espairsRay has toured not only Japan, but Europe and America. They touched many hearts while on the road and through their music, and they will surely be missed.

Official site (http://www.despairsray.jp/)

P.S. Well, this is sad.:giveup:

15th June 2011, 23:30
Yup, that's completely fucked up. T_T RIP Despa.