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Kamis, 29 Oktober 2009


Name: Yuuji Kamijou 祐之上城
Stage names: KAMIJO, SHOKI (till 1996)
Birthday: July 19th 1975
Birthplace: Setagaya, Tokyo
Hometown: Hiratsuka, Kanagawa prefecture
Height: 172 cm
Weight: 62 kg
Bloodtype: O
Eyesight: 0.5 & 0.5
Shoe size: 26.5 cm
Clothing size: M
Source of inspiration: movie soundtracks, noels
Hobbies: coffee shops, watching movies, videogames
Pride: his lyrics

Musicians: Paul Mauriat, Richard Claydermann, John Williams, Within Temptation, ...
Perfume: Chanel Platinum Egoiste
Shampoo: Mod's Hair
Cigarettes: Salem Pianissimo 1 mg
Brands: Armani
Mangas: Lupin III, Detective Conan, Versailles no Bara
Actress: Marilyn Monroe
Movies: The Piano
Writer: Anne Rice
Sport: tennis
Drinks: energy drinks
Food: unagi, natto (he hates wasabi)
Colour: blue

Official Blog
2008 - 2009 Bara no toge de chikutto
2005 - 2007 Bonjour Honey
Translations (EN) bara_trans
Trasnaltions (IT) SW7400


KAMIJO became quite popular in the visual kei scene as the lead singer of LAREINE, a band that had a quite complicated story. After several lineup changes, the lineup settled in 1996 with MAYU on guitar, Emiru on bass and Machi on drums. In 1999 they went major with Sony Music, but shortly after the release of their most succesful album Fierté no umi to tomo ni kiyu フィエルテの海と共に消ゆ all members but KAMIJO announced they wanted to leave the band.

In late 2000 KAMIJO released a full album and a single using the name LAREINE, and eventually formed a new band called NEW SODMY in Summer 2001.

In late 2002 NEW SODMY disbanded and KAMIJO resumed LAREINE one more time. Former LAREINE members took part to the recording process as secret guests, and by April 2003 both MAYU and Emiru came back as official members. A new drummer was found in ex-RIBBON KAZUMI.

The activities of the reborn LAREINE went on steadily until 2006, when KAZUMI announced he had to retire from the music scene due to personal reasons and shortly after that MAYU litterally vanished in thin air. KAMIJO and Emiru tried to keep on playing live with the help of support members, but eventually decided to disband LAREINE. The last live took place with HIZAKI as support guitarist on October 31st 2006 and was followed by a memorial event on February 18th 2007.

KAMIJO had a couple of solo performances with ex-Fatima Kanoma on Christmas 2006 and at the same time produced the theatrical rock show Node of scherzo with the help of HIZAKI, Jasmine You and the solo artists Kaya and Juka. At the first event of Node of scherzo, held on March 14th 2007, he announced that he would form a new band with HIZAKI.

Stage name: HIZAKI 緋咲
Birthdate: February 17th 1979
Birthplace: Kyoto
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 56 kg
Bloodtype: AB
Eyesight: less than 0.1
Shoe size: 25.5 cm
Clothing size: M
Source of inspiration: beautiful landscapes
Hobbies: jogging
Likes: beautiful things
Hates: feeling bad or ugly
Pets: a cat (picture)

Bands: Dream Theater, Angra, Arch Enemy, X-JAPAN, Statovarius, Sarah Brightman, Hamasaki Ayumi...
Cigarettes: LUCIA (although he recently quit smoking)
Brands: Tiffany, Louis Vuitton
Idol: Fukada Kyouko
Drinks: black tea, beer, red wine

Official Blog
Since 2007 Versailles Official Website
Until 2007 Princess Diary
Translations (EN) bara_trans
Trasnaltions (IT) SW7400


HIZAKI started his music career in the late 90's playing for some local bands in his hometown, Kyoto. The only known one at the moment is GARNET GRAVE, whose activities probably took place between 1997 and 1998.

In April 1999 HIZAKI formed Crack brain and some months later he got a contract with the Kyoto-based indies label CROW MUSIC. The band soon moved to Tokyo and eventually disbanded in September 2002.

In early 2003 HIZAKI formed Schwardix Marvally with ex-Crack brain Airi and ex-Madeth gray'll Hisui. In these years HIZAKI started playing neoclassical power metal and developed what would become his trademark sound. However, Schwardix Marvally disbanded in April 2004 due to Airi's decision to retire from the music scene.

HIZAKI took a break from the stage too, but kept being busy in studio recording and releasing music as a solo artist. His first two mini-albums were produced with the collaboration of several friends from the music scene. One of them, MASAKI, invited him to join SULFURIC ACID in early 2005. Guitarist TOMOZO had been the band leader since the debut in 1999, but HIZAKI promptly became a key member, composing most of the songs and heavily influencing the music style of the band.

In 2006 HIZAKI worked on a new solo project called HIZAKI grace project, this time with the help of HIKARU from IZABEL VAROSA on vocals and Yuu (later known as Jasmine You) on bass.This band would become HIZAKI's main project after SULFURIC ACID announced their decision to disband in October 2006.

The project lineup settled in November with TERU on guitar, Mikage (ex-BABYLON) on drums, Yuu on bass and Juka on vocals. The debut album was produced by ex-LAREINE KAMIJO and released under TOMOZO's label Sequence Records.

In the meantime HIZAKI collaborated few times with KAMIJO: he played as a support member at his solo concerts in December and also at LAREINE's last live on Halloween 2006.

In early 2007, HIZAKI took part to Node of Scherzo, a sort of session band which included both music performances and acting. This project saw the involvement of Kaya, Juka and KAMIJO as main characters.

At the debut gig of Node of Scherzo, held on May 14th, HIZAKI and KAMIJO announced they would play together in a new project. The band name revealed on March 30th was Versailles.

Beside working on Versailles, HIZAKI has been active as a solo artist with HIZAKI grace project and as the producer and composer of Juka's solo project. However, in late 2007 he decided to temporarily stop all his side projects in order to focus on Versailles activities.

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