Dio – Distraught Overlord

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Dio – Distraught Overlord
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Years active 2006–2010, 2016–present
Labels Red List Entertainment
Associated acts
  • Black Line
  • Digras
  • Remming
  • VII-Sense
Members Mikaru

Dio – Distraught Overlord (ディオ –DISTRAUGHT OVERLORD–?) is a Japanese visual kei metal band from Tokyo, formed on 14 May 2006. Rather than following the usual sound of visual kei, it is a darker, heavier band, which combines metal with melodious tones.[1]


Guitarist Erina left the group in September 2009 and they went on hiatus, until announcing that they were officially disbanding on 13 March 2010 and that the same line-up would reform as a new band.[2] That same month, vocalist Mikaru started a project called Digras; its other members have not been announced yet.

In January 2011, bassist Ivy (now going by Tomoa) formed the band Remming. In July, Mikaru and drummer Denka (now going by Syu) formed the band Black Line, and Erina is in VII-Sense.

Dio – Distraught Overlord reunited in April 2016 for B7Klan's 10th anniversary European tour.[3]


Name Instrument Photo
Mikaru vocals
Dio Distraught Overlord 20070708 Japan Expo 05.jpg
Kei guitar
Dio Distraught Overlord 20070708 Japan Expo 20.jpg
Ivy bass
Dio Distraught Overlord 20070708 Japan Expo 17.jpg
Denka drums
Dio Distraught Overlord 20070708 Japan Expo 02.jpg
Erina guitar
Dio Distraught Overlord 20070708 Japan Expo 15.jpg

Past members[edit]

  • Seiya - drums (support)
  • Shigure - guitar (support)


Albums and extended plays
  • Heaven's Call (27 February 2008)
  • Dictator (26 December 2008)
Singles and maxi singles
  • "Garasu no Umi" (14 May 2006)
  • "Byakuya ni Moyuru Hana" (9 December 2006)
  • "Byakuya ni Moyuru Hana ~Shi to Byoudou no Tsumi no Naka de~" (9 May 2007)
  • "Byakuya ni Moyuru Hana ~Nanji, Ware wa Zennou no Mono Nari~" (10 October 2007)
  • "Carry Dawn" (8 October 2008)
  • "Coma Gold" (3 May 2009)
  • "Coma Gold ~The God Dead~" (5 May 2009)
  • Embrace of Distraught (8 August 2007)
  • Forbidden Truth (unknown)
  • Tour Dictator (22 April 2009)
  • Tour Dictator Fool's Mate Limited Edition (22 May 2009)
  • Final Call -Memorial DVD- (13 March 2010)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "JaME Profile". jame-world.com. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dio ~Distraught Overlord~ Changes". jame-world.com. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Interview with Dio - distraught overlord". jame-world.com. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 

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