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[Archived] Suzaku: photos, release, samples!

Edit: Since posting this morning, their details have been revealed! So first things first...

  • ...pictures!! Group picture and profile pictures. These guys clearly don't look like Synside guys, so I'm pretty sure that rumor was completely false.
  • Second up, a music sample!! These boys are so fast that they've already got a sample of the title track from their first maxi-single. The sample can be heard here. I quite like it! And you?
  • Third, member speculation: again, definitely not Synside guys, unless I'm blind. No longer looks like ClearVeil guys either.

    Several of you have pointed this out, and his official blog has confirmed: the blonde guitarist is definitely SHAGRATH (ex-AIKARYU/IRODORI/Ultimate Sonic), now under the name of 葉月 (Hazuki).

    As for vocalist, figured out it's ex-Envus/jubily vocalist 英樹-Hideki-! It looks like him, it features a kanji from his old name, and it sounds like him. Plus, his blog is set to close soon, so~

    Drummer: Trombe says ex-REZERG. I checked, and there was a member named Kajuu. So I'm inclined to agree, but don't know what the guy looks like or anything.
  • Fourth, let's talk about theme! As points out, the band name has to do with ancient China/Japan, and the clothing/titles/calligraphy logo fit that theme nicely. Those points, plus the style of the music and the “first mission” thing make me feel that they're aiming to be some sort of Kiryu/AND hybrid. Even if my comparison is crappy, I think we can safely say they're neo visual kei.
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The 朱 (Suzaku) page isn't open yet, but there's already some info available from it:

Vocals: 樹 (Itsuki) (2011-02-01 edit: Hideki, ex-Envus/jubily)
Guitar: 葉月 (Hadzuki) (2011-02-01 edit: Shagrath, ex-AIKARYU)
Guitar: 鴉 (Karasu) (2011-03-22 edit: Asuka, ex-Envus)
Bass: 時雨 (Shigure) (2011-02-01 edit: Shigure, ex-ヴェル(VELL)/ヱリザ(ERISA))
Drums: 華樹 (Kajuu) (2011-02-01 edit: Kajuu, ex-REZERG ??)

Next up, details of their first release! The release is a maxi-single with a very weird name (see below), to be released on 2011-05-18 in two types. Both types feature three songs, the third one being different for each type. The official web shop privilege for buying both is an early ship date of 2011-05-10 + a DVD with a comment and footage from their first secret live on 2011-03-10.

朱 (Suzaku)
曲ガル睡蓮`駆ケル[11ul] TYPE A (Magaru Suiren, Kakeru [11ul] TYPE A)
2011-05-18; 1,680 yen; maxi-single CD
official web shop privilege: message + live DVD with A&B

01. 曲ガル睡蓮`駆ケル[11ul] (Magaru Suiren, Kakeru [11ul])
02. 舌禍粧 (Zekkashou)
03. 『』曰わく、 (『』 Iwaku,)

曲ガル睡蓮`駆ケル[11ul] TYPE B (Magaru Suiren, Kakeru [11ul] TYPE B)
2011-05-18; 1,680 yen; maxi-single CD
official web shop privilege: message + live DVD with A&B

01. 曲ガル睡蓮`駆ケル[11ul] (Magaru Suiren, Kakeru [11ul])
02. 舌禍粧 (Zekkashou)
03. テオナナカトル (TEONANACATL)


Suzaku official first live sponsored event 朱宴-襲- (Suzakuen -Kasane-)
2011-04-26 at OSAKA MUSE
(details unannounced)

Suzaku CD release celebration sponsored event 朱宴-宵- (Suzakuen -Yoi-)
2011-06-19 at ESAKA MUSE
2011-06-25 at 池袋 (Ikebukuro) CYBER
(details unannounced)



Ok, some clarifications for their biography: it seems that the 2010-03-10 live at the UNDER CODE 8th anniversary event is a “secret live,” even though everybody knows about it. It seems that they'll officially form as of 2011-04-01 (2011-02-01 edit: their biography now says official formation as of 2011-03-01), with their official first live on 2011-04-26. So that's that.

As for members, people are saying that at least three are ex-Synside. Personally, I don't see it, and I think it's just because the web designer is lazy and using Synside's page as a template, but I could be wrong (2011-02-01 edit: definitely not Synside). If you have any info/thoughts, please share. As for the vocalist, Itsuki was the name of Bergerac's vocalist, and UNDER CODE had a relationship with them, so it seems possible, but a big Itsuki fan doesn't recognize him in that preview picture of the band, so... Thoughts?

ALSO, any idea wtf is up with these titles? What is this Kiryu-esque Japanese craziness? Upside-down commas ;O;?! 11ul!? Someone smart please explain!

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