Saturday, March 28, 2009

La:Sadie's Profile


La:Sadie’s was created in 1995 by Kyo who, among with three of the other ex members, is currently in the Internationally known Dir en grey.

This young visual kei indies band released many demos in their year-and-a-half of existence yet, they never really had a truly defined style. Though, that’s not to say that they didn’t know what they were doing. The band drew their influences from a number of different sources, particularly the band Kuroyume because of Kyo’s admiration for the vocalist Kiyoharu.

In addition, each member brought his own style into the fray and together, the five of them created a sound that was rare for that era and even more rare, perhaps impossible, to find today.

京 (Kyo) - Vocals [1995.12 - 1997.01.15]
→ 月蝕 → ぷよぷよ → Visun → Masquerade → 第三帝國楽団 → La:Sadie's → Dir en grey, 京

KAORU - Guitar [1995.12 - 1997.01.15]
→ Charm → 第三帝國楽団 → La:Sadie's → Dir en grey

Die - Guitar [1996.02 - 1997.01.15]
→ ka・za・ri → La:Sadie's → Dir en grey

KISAKI - Bass [1995.12 - 1997.01.15]
→ Levia → LAYBIAL → SHEY≠DE → GARDEN → STELLA MARIA, KISAKI PROJECT → Ruby (support) → La:Sadie's → MIRAGE → MIRAGE, ∀NTI FEMINISM → Syndrome, ∀NTI FEMINISM → KISAKI PROJECT, 妃&関西貴族 → Phantasmagoria → Phantasmagoria, KISAKI PROJECT, 妃&関西貴族 → Phantasmagoria, KISAKI

Shinya - Drums [1995.12 - 1997.01.15]
→ Siva → Ruby → La:Sadie's → Dir en grey

Former members
紫緒 (Shio) - Drums [1995.12 - 1996.02]
→ SHEY≠DE → Fistiv Eye's → ナルシス → La:Sadie's → Snow → Remage → SLEDGE → HISKAREA

The original idea of La:Sadie’s came about from vocalist Kyo who had previously been a roadie for the bands Kuroyume and Albatross. After participating in a few bands around Kyoto, he decided to move to Osaka to see if his luck could change.

He was joined by his friend and drummer, Shinya (ex Siva and Ruby) and bassist Kisaki (ex LAYBIAL, SHEY≠DE, Stella Maria etc. as well as a support member of Ruby) and together with #4 and seine from Stella Maria, they created the unit Haijin Kurobara Zoku. This unit was more or less a copy band and they covered songs from D’erlanger, Luna Sea and of course Kuroyume.

After awhile, #4 and seine left and the three remaining members created a completely new band: La:Sadie’s. They set out to find new musicians and, because they were band mates in SHEY≠DE, Kisaki recruited Shio to help them out. A short time later, they found another guitarist by the name of Die and he left his band,, to join them. Shio, however, decided to leave around the beginning of 1996 and was replaced by Kaoru (ex CHARM).

With a fully established lineup, La:Sadie’s finally started releasing material. A very short while after Kaoru joined, the band released their first demo tape entitled Kakuu to Genjitsu... and it was limited to only 300 copies.

They participated in many events and mini tours and they would usually distribute a demo for their dedicated fans. In all nine demos (though some merely had different colored jackets with the same tracks) were distributed throughout the year and occasionally, you can find them for sale in various online sites. They participated in a small tour in Nagano with a band called D+L and quickly became friends with them. Also, they released a single, objexxx, at their Nishikujou BRAND NEW oneman.

Just when things started looking up for the band, disagreements broke out between the members. Kisaki wanted more control over the band and supposedly, he wanted La:Sadie’s to stay indies while the other members wanted to go major. They couldn’t come to an agreement and he left in early 1997. Not letting this stop them, the band called up Toshiya, the bassist of D+L (who had since joined GOSICK), and proposed that he join the band and Toshiya agreed.

At this point, Kaoru took over as leader and the band performed a few lives in Nagano under the name of DEATHMASK (perhaps a throwback to Kyo’s love of Kuroyume?) and on February 2nd, they officially became the internationally known Dir en grey.

Since then, Shio has participated in the bands Snow, Remage, SLEDGE and HISKAREA but he doesn’t seem to be doing anything at the moment. Kisaki wasted no time and opened the indies label Matina and has participated in several bands and projects like Mirage, Syndrome and Kisaki Project featuring vocalist Jui from the band Vidoll. He’s currently in the band Phantasmagoria and is running a new indies label by the name of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION.


1996.12.20 objexxx
1997.02.14 Lu:Ciel

Demo tapes
1996.03.01 架空ト現実... (Kakuu to Genjitsu...)
1996.04.15 生命ノ罪... (Seimei no Tsumi...)
1996.04.15 還ラザル記憶... (Kaerazaru Kioku...)
1996.05.10 腐乱ユエニ... (Furan Yue ni)
1996.08.10 十字架ニ捧ゲル夢... (緑) (Juujika ni Sasageru Yume... Midori)
1996.08.10 十字架ニ捧ゲル夢... (青) (Juujika ni Sasageru Yume... Ao)
1996.08.10 十字架ニ捧ゲル夢... (赤) (Juujika ni Sasageru Yume... Aka)
1996.08.29 生命ノ罪... (Seimei no Tsumi...)
1996.10.21 呪ワレタ楽園ノ影... (Norowareta Rakuen no Kage...)

Omnibus albums
1996.08.02 DEAD ONE 2周年記念~オムニバス・デモ~

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