Diaura

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Diaura
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres
Years active 2010–present
Labels Ains
Website Official website
Members Yo-ka
Kei
Shoya
Tatsuya
Past members Yuu

Diaura (ディオーラ Diōra?) is a four-member Japanese visual kei rock band, currently signed to the Ains record label, they were formerly under Galaxy Inc.[1] .[2] The band formed in December 2010 by Yo-ka (ex-Valluna and Megamasso roadie), Kei (ex-Valluna), Yuu (ex-Valluna), and later recruited Shoya. Their current fourth member and then-support drummer, Tatsuya, was later on added to the group as an official member after ex-drummer Yuu's departure from the group due to tendinitis. Their debut single "Shitsuyoku no Seiiki" was released on January 19, 2011. Diaura released their first full studio album Genesis on March 21, 2012 and their second full studio album Focus on December 4, 2013.

Biography[edit]

DIAURA was formed by ex-Valluna members Yo-ka and Kei on December 15, 2010. Bassist Shoya had joined the group in March 2011 and Drummer Yuu in August that year. Their first single, Shitsuyoku no Seiiki, was released on January 19, 2011.

In October, 2012, Yuu had announced his departure from DIAURA in October 2012 due to tendonitis.[3] Half a year later, in April 2013, current-Drummer Tatsuya had joined the group. Previously, Tatsuya was a support drummer for DIAURA for approximately 10–11 months before he was made an official member of the group.[4]

Influence[edit]

Kei cited Kouichi from Laputa as his primary influence.[5] Tatsuya stated that he was into LUNA SEA, Laputa and JUDY AND MARY.[5]

Members[edit]

Current
Yo-ka - vocals
Kei (佳衣) - guitar
Shoya (翔也) - bass
Tatsuya (達也) - drums
Former
Yuu (勇) - drums (2010-2012)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Genesis (March 21, 2012)[6]
  • Focus (December 4, 2013)[6]
  • Triangle (November 26, 2014)[6]
  • Incomplete (December 15, 2015)[6]

Mini albums[edit]

  • Dictator (August 10, 2011)[6]
  • Reborn (March 13, 2013)[6]
  • My Resistance (Nov 16, 2016)[6]

Singles[edit]

  • "Shitsuyoku no Seiiki" (失翼の聖域?, Sanctuary of Wing Loss, January 19, 2011)[6]
  • "Beautiful Creature" (February 23, 2011) – 2nd Press (June 15, 2011)[6]
  • "Imperial "Core"" (November 2, 2011)[6]
  • "Reason for Treason" (June 9, 2012)[6]
  • "To Enemy" (July 7, 2012)[6]
  • "Judgement" (July 28, 2012)[6]
  • "Evils" (October 24, 2012)[6]
  • "Whiteness" (February 20, 2013)[6]
  • "Sirius/Lily" (July 10, 2013)[6]
  • "Shitsuyoku no Seiiki" (失翼の聖域?, Sanctuary of Wing Loss, August 28, 2013)[6] (Re-recording)
  • "Menace/Kyoukai-sen" (March 1, 2014)[6]
  • "Horizon" (July 9, 2014)[6]
  • "Silent Majority" (July 9, 2014)[6]
  • "Blind message" (September 3, 2014)[6]
  • "Ruin" (May 20, 2015)[6]
  • "Enigma" (March 30, 2016)[6]
  • "月光" (August 3, 2016)[7]

DVDs[edit]

  • 独-Dictator-裁 (August 3, 2011)
  • Master (November 30, 2011)
  • Judgement Day (August 28, 2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ex. Valluna's yo-ka and Kei's new band – DIAURA". Shattered-Tranqiuility. Retrieved 2015-10-25. 
  2. ^ "DIAURA (in Japanese)". Vkdb.jp. Retrieved 2015-10-25. 
  3. ^ "Yuu Leaving DIAURA". JpopAsia. Retrieved 2015-10-25. 
  4. ^ "DIAURA Gains New Drummer and Announces Two New Singles". JpopAsia. Retrieved 2015-10-25. 
  5. ^ a b "【インタビュー】DIAURA、2ndフルアルバム『FOCUS』完成「"常識を疑え"っていうコンセプト自体がこのバンドを表している」". BARKS. 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2015-08-17. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Christopoulos, Christina (September 26, 2016). "Diaura". AnimePro.de (in German). 
  7. ^ "Diaura Discography". Diaura Official Website. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 

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