Exist Trace

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Exist Trace
Exist Trace at Tekko X.jpg
Exist Trace at Tekkoshocon X in Pittsburgh, 2012
Background information
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Alternative metal, hard rock, gothic metal, melodic death metal[citation needed]
Years active 2003–present
Labels Sequence, Monster's Inc., Tokuma Japan Communications
Website exist-trace.com
Members Jyou
Naoto
Mally
Miko
Omi

Exist Trace (stylized as exist†trace) is a Japanese visual kei metal band, consisting entirely of female members. The members originate from Tokyo, and initially formed in June 2003. The founding members are Jyou, Naoto and Mally, who then advertised for guitarists, meeting miko and Omi.[1]

To date, the band has released five singles, four EPs, and a compilation album.[2] Exist Trace has also appeared on ten omnibus albums as well as two live DVDs featuring several bands on the Shizuoka-based Sequence Records label. Exist Trace released a new EP on October 21, 2009, entitled Ambivalent Symphony.[3] Their highest charting is number 84 on the Oricon album chart for Virgin.[4]

Exist Trace made their U.S. debut at Sakura-Con 2011 in Seattle, Washington. On June 15, 2011 they released their major label debut on Tokuma Japan Communications, the EP True.

Musical style[edit]

Exist Trace's early music can be described as melodic metal, with vocalist Jyou's growls and shouts throughout many songs, which contributes to their dark undertone. They have since added more complex sounds to the compositions, their guitar sound often featuring heavy distortion and technically virtuoso riffs and solos. The lyrics are mainly based on gothic themes, and their music style has resemblance to gothic rock. In recent work, they have experimented with different electronic and melodic approaches to their music, such as the jazz-influenced "Ginger" and the electronic-rock of "Diamond".

Members[edit]

  • Vocals : Jyou (ジョウ)
  • Lead guitar : Omi (乙魅)
  • Rhythm guitar, Back Vocals : miko (ミコ)
  • Bass : Naoto (猶人)
  • Drums : Mally (マリ)

Releases[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Recreation Eve (November 19, 2008)
  • Twin Gate (November 3, 2010)
  • Virgin (May 23, 2012)

EPs[edit]

  • Annunciation -The Heretic Elegy- (December 13, 2006)
  • Demented Show (September 9, 2007)
  • Vanguard -Of the Muses- (April 22, 2009)
  • Ambivalent Symphony (October 21, 2009)
  • True (June 15, 2011)
  • The Last Daybreak (October 19, 2011)
  • Virgin (May 23, 2012)

Singles[edit]

  • "Ambivalence" (August 28, 2005)
  • "Riot" (July 17, 2006)
  • "Funeral Bouquet" (January 10, 2007)
  • "Liquid" (July 18, 2007)
  • "Knife" (June 2, 2010)
  • "DIAMOND" (July 3, 2013)

Demo tapes[edit]

  • "Hai no Yuki" (灰ノ雪, February 22, 2004)
  • "Kokumu" (黒霧, July 1, 2004)

Omnibuses[edit]

  • Drive Up!! vol. 1 (April 15, 2005) Corrosion
  • Summit 03 (November 29, 2006) Mabushii Hodo no Kurayami no Naka de (眩しい程の暗闇の中で)
  • Deviant's Struggle (June 20, 2007) liquid
  • Fool's Mate Select Omnibus Seduction#1 (December 16, 2007) Sacrifice Baby
  • Summit 04 (January 30, 2008) Venom
  • Summit 05 (December 10, 2008) Judea
  • Shock Edge 2009 (October 14, 2009) Liquid
  • Neo Voltage (May 26, 2010) Unforgive You
  • Iron Angel (January 15, 2011) Liquid
  • Final Summit 2000~2010 (February 16, 2011) Mabushii Hodo no Kurayami no Naka de (眩しい程の暗闇の中で)
  • Mariannes (July 20, 2011) Liquid

DVDs[edit]

  • Silent Hill 2061125 Pavilion which deer barks (January 31, 2007) SACRIFICE BABY
  • 0704272930 (September 18, 2007) Lilin/JUDEA
  • Visual-kei DVD Magazine vol.4 V-Rock Special (March 31, 2010)
  • Just Like a Virgin One Man Show (Shibuya O-WEST 23 June 2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ exist†trace on JaME Retrieved on Sep 21, 2007 (English)
  2. ^ exist†trace on Visunavi Retrieved on Sep 21, 2007 (Japanese)
  3. ^ exist†trace's official site Retrieved on March 14, 2009 (Japanese)
  4. ^ "Exist Trace". Oricon. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 

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