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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1[The World In a Cage] lyrics
    2Yami Ni Furu Kiseki lyrics
    3Tsuki No Kioku lyrics
    4Carnival lyrics
    5in vain lyrics
    6Damned lyrics
    7Grudge lyrics
    8Garnet lyrics
    9Redeemer lyrics
    10Born lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Mirror [2007]
    2Born [2004]
    3Coll:set [2005]
    4Redeemer [2009]
    5Sexual Beast [2002]
    6Monsters [2010]
    7Terrors [2001]


    Formed in September of 1999, with HIZUMI on vocals, Karyu on guitar, ZERO on bass, and TSUKASA on drums, D'espairsRay made an immediate impression on the visual kei scene. After a slew of multiband events, including their first live at the Takadanobaba AREA, and demo tapes, the group released their first single, Kumo, at the tail end of 2000. The New Year then brought fans a second single as well as the band's first mini-album, TERRORS. Roughly a month after its release, the band travelled back to the live hall where they'd gotten their start for their first one-man.

    D'espairsRay's spent much of the next two years touring, including a special, free show at the Meguro Live Station in Tokyo. 2003 also brought fans two new singles: MaVERiCK and Gärnet, both now fan favourites and thought of as some of their best work to date. At the end of the year they took part in the Beauti-Fool's Fest 03' event alongside other bands such as Merry and MUCC.

    Like the years before it, 2004 found D'espairsRay mostly on the road or on the stage. Surprisingly, and to the great pleasure of their international fans, not all of those stages were located in Japan as the band set their sights on Europe with D'espairsRay Europe Tour 2004 -Wollust ward dem Wurm gegeben- that took place near the end of the year.

    Nearly six years after they'd started, D'espairsRay released their first full album, Coll:set, in 2005. That year they returned to Europe with a coupling tour with Kagerou but not before dropping in on their American fans with performances at a handful of conventions. All of these lives were very successful and so the band returned to the U.S.A. once more for a short tour in 2006 in addition to the release of their second live DVD, LIQUIDIZE.

    2007 brought with it the single Squall and their second full album, the highly anticipated MIRROR, which was also released in the USA, and news of more tour dates. American fans of the band were mostly delighted to see a stop on their shores included among them as D'espairsRay performed on the second day of the J-Rock Revolution Festival held in Los Angeles.

    In 2008, D'espairsRay received the opportunity to perform throughout the USA with the Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour alongside fellow Japanese artists MUCC and the Underneath. Just over a year after their second album, they released their single BRILLANT, which was then followed by Kamikaze and Horizon. On the 4th of May, they played beside many fellow indie bands at the hide Memorial Summit in Tokyo for the memorial for the late guitarist of X JAPAN.

    With a fan base that stretches across the globe, D'espairsRay was set to make 2009 a remarkable year, by the release of REDEEMER at the beginning of March, and their PSYCHEDELIC PARADE IN EUROPE tour running a circuit through Spain, France, UK , Germany, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Poland and ending once again in Germany. The extra date in Berlin on the 28th was added to thank fans for the two sold out concerts in Germany.

    Straight after the European tour, they flew back to Japan to begin their Japan wide tour, D'espairsRay Summer Tour 2009 which will keep them busy till the end of August.

    To top off their 2009, in celebration of their 10th anniversary, D'espairsRay will be releasing a new single on the 9th of September called FINAL CALL, produced by abingdon boys school's keyboardist and programmer, Toshiyuki Kishi. They will also be holding a special anniversary concert in Tokyo, Japan at the beginning of October.

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