Inugami Circus-dan

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Inugami Circus-dan
Origin Japan
Genres Hard rock, punk rock, post-punk, progressive rock
Years active 1994–present
Labels Wide Thread, Zetima, Kinmedai
Website http://www.inugami.jp
Members Kyoko
Jouji II
Zin
Akira

Inugami Circus-dan (犬神サーカス団?) are a Japanese rock band. The band's name literally translates to The Dog-God Circus Troupe. Their visual element consists of the female singer wearing a kimono, and the rest of the band wearing military-style uniforms. They also wear Gothic and Kabuki style make-up.

In 2003 they released their major label debut on Zetima Records, "Inochi Mijikashi Koi Seyo Jinrui!"[1] Inugami Circus-dan covered X Japan's "Rusty Nail" for Crush! 3 - 90's V-Rock Best Hit Cover Love Songs-, which was released on June 27, 2012 and features current visual kei bands covering love songs by visual kei artists of the 90's.[2]

Members[edit]

  • Inugami Kyouko - Vocals
  • Inugami Jouji II - Guitar
  • Inugami Zin - Bass
  • Inugami Akira - Drums

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Jigoku no Komoriuta (地獄の子守唄) - 1999
  • Hebigami-hime (蛇神姫) - 2000
  • Ankoku Zankoku Gekijou (暗黒残酷劇場) - 2001
  • Kaidan! Kubitsuri no Mori (怪談 首つりの森) - 2002
  • Kami no Inu (神の犬) - 2003
  • Greatest Hits (グレイテスト・ヒッツ) - 2004
  • Sukeban Rock (スケ番ロック) - 2005
  • Kejijou no Eros (形而上のエロス) - 2006
  • Kago no Tori, Tenkuu wo Shirazu(籠の鳥、天空を知らず) - Oct 7 2009
  • Setakamui (セタカムイ) - May 12, 2010
  • Viva! America - Oct 20, 2010
  • Osorezan - 2012
  • Seishonen no Tame no Inugami Nyumon - 2014

Mini-Albums[edit]

  • Goreizen (御霊前) - 1997
  • Akaneko (赤猫) - 2000
  • Machiwabita Hi ~ Keijijou no Eros Gaiden (待ちわびた日~形而上のエロス外伝) - 2006
  • Kyoko no Kyofu no Shinya Radio: Featuring Inugami Circus Dan (凶子の恐怖の深夜ラヂヲ: Featuring 犬神サーカス団) - 2007
  • Ju-ren (呪恋) - 2008
  • Yakouressha Gokuraku Yuki (夜行列車極楽行) - Nov 5 2008
  • Shinumade Rock - 2011
  • A Nightmare of the Uncertainly Principle - 2013

Singles[edit]

  • "Jinkou Ninshin Chuuzetsu" (人工妊娠中絶) - 2001
  • "Saigo no Idol" (最後のアイドル) (2-track CD+18-track DVD) - 2003
  • "Inochi Mijikashi Koiseyo Jinrui!" (命みぢかし恋せよ人類!) - 2003 (Oricon Ranking 78)
  • "Saisho no Tobira" (最初の扉) - 2004 (Oricon Ranking 59)
  • "Tsugou no Ii Onna / Honto ni Honto ni Gokurou-san" (都合のいい女・ほんとにほんとに御苦労さん) - 2004
  • "Hikari to Kage no Toccata" (光と影のトッカータ) - 2007.8
  • "Jigoku ni Ochita Kodomotachi" (地獄に堕ちた子供たち) - 2007.9
  • "Takaramono" (たからもの) - 2007.10
  • "BABYLONIA Koi Monogatari" (バビロニア恋物語) 2007.11
  • "Itsuka" (いつか) 2007.12
  • "Tsubasa" (翼) Apr 9, 2008
  • "Sweet" Oct 8 2008
  • "Koi wa Munekyun" (恋は胸きゅん) - April 8, 2009
  • "Sakura Chiru Naka" - 2011

DVD / VHS[edit]

  • Yoru ga Owacchimau Mae ni (夜が終っちまう前に) - 1998
  • Nozoki Karaku Kyouken Shibai (覘キ絡繰狂犬芝居) - 1998
  • Hakoiri Idou Circus ~Tent Sono Ichi~ (箱入り移動サアカス~テント其ノ壱~) - 2002
  • Yomi no Kuni (黄泉の国) - 2003
  • Sennou (洗脳) - 2003
  • Chingonka ~Requiem~ (鎮魂歌~レクイエム~) - 2003
  • Video Clip-Shuu - Seppuku (ビデオクリップ集・切腹) - 2004

Compilation / Other[edit]

  • Akai Hebi (赤い蛇) (Akai Hebi) - 2000
  • Ijou no Utage (異形の宴) (Akaasa no Shoufu [赤痣の娼婦], Enamel wo Nurareta Apollinaire [エナメルを塗られたアポリネール]) - 2000
  • Ijou no Utage (異形の宴) (DVD) (Enamel wo Nurareta Apollinaire [エナメルを塗られたアポリネール]) - 2000
  • Forever Young (フォーエバー・ヤング) (Takeda no Komoriuta) - 2001
  • 365:TRIBUTE TO STALIN (STOP JAP) - 2001

References[edit]

  1. ^ aplaiyukeiouplfba,yu CD Japan Inugami Circus Dan Special Feature Retrieved Mar 15, 2010
  2. ^ "Crush! 3-90's V-Rock best hit cover LOVE songs-". cdjapan.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 

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