Nightmare (Naitomea)

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Nightmare (Naitomea)

Mesaj  KuroMantra la data de Vin Iun 12, 2009 7:30 pm


Nightmare (Naitomea) is an influential visual kei band from Japan. They enjoyed mainstream success with the inclusion of "The World" in the anime series Death Note and are considered a major influence in the ongoing visual kei scene.

Nightmare was started in January 2000 by Sakito and Hitsugi while most of the members were still in high school. Soon, Yomi was invited by Sakito, Ni-ya by Hitsugi, and Zannin joined after he heard his classmates were forming a band. They were all influenced by either X Japan or Luna Sea in some form or other.
Just as the band began getting more recognition at live houses and small concerts in the Sendai region, Zannin left the band for unknown reasons. Eventually, Ruka (formerly Luinspear) joined the band as a support member at first, but became the permanent drummer after a short time. Their line-up hasn't changed since.
Their major label debut was in 2003 with their single "Believe." Three months after their debut, they released a three A-side single, Akane/Hate/Over, a first time for any band to release any single with three A-side tracks. In December 2003, they had their first tour along with their first album release Ultimate Circus. Following their release was a tour named after the album, performing songs from "Ultimate Circus" as well as songs from their indies era.
In 2004 Nightmare released three singles; "Varuna", "Tokyo Shounen", and "Cyan"; as well as another full album, Livid. Nightmare once more toured around Japan under the name "Tour CPU 2004". From 2005 to 2006, Nightmare continued working, releasing more singles and their third full length album in 2006, Anima, for which the support tour, [Anima]lism, completely sold out. In 2006 they performed a live at NHK Hall titled "Gianism Tsu."

With three albums and several tours under their belt, Nightmare released a series of "greatest hits" albums. Later on that year, they released their ninth single since their debut titled "The World/Alumina." These two songs were used as the first opening and ending themes for the anime series Death Note, respectively, spanning the first nineteen episodes. On 27 February 2007, they released their fourth album, "the WORLD Ruler." Following the album release was "The World Ruler" three month tour all around Japan. After finishing their tour for barely a month, their rock ballad single was released on June 6, 2007 titled "Raison d'Etre." It was the opening theme song to the anime Claymore.
In June 2007, they had a three-day concert event titled "the WORLD RULER ENCORE." On September 23, 2007, they performed at Nippon Budokan for the very first time. The concert was called "Far East Symphony ~the FIVE STARS NIGHT~" and tickets were all sold out within two weeks. Later in 2007, they released two more singles, titled("Leaf") on October 3, 2007; the other titled "DIRTY," released on November 7, 2007.
To wrap up the year of 2007, they had another tour called "DIRTY Influence" in selected cities in Japan in December 2007. To kick start 2008, they decided to do a Zepp tour titled "2008 ZEPP TOUR six point killer show" in March 2008. At the beginning of the year, they released two more albums, Nightmare 2003−2005 Single Collection and the Five Stars Night@BUDOKAN. Nightmare 2003-2005 Single Collection was released under their old label, Nippon Crown.

Their first single of 2008 titled WHITE ROOM was released as a limited download via the internet. On May 21, 2008, they released their fifth original studio album titled "KILLER SHOW." Beginning in June, they had a live house tour all around Japan titled after their latest album.
Ni~ya was a guest performer for Penicillin's new single released in August 20, 2008, titled, RAINBOW / SCREAM.
On September 17, 2008, they released another single titled "Lost in Blue". It was the opening theme song to the anime adaptation of (Mōryō no Hako) by CLAMP.
Because of the Iwate-Miyagi Nairiku earthquake in the summer of 2008, Nightmare held a charity concert on September 26, 2008 at ZEPP Sendai. Proceeds of the concert were donated to the victims. During their live house tour and arena tour ("Nightmare LIVE HOUSE TOUR 2008 killer show" and "Nightmare TOUR 2008 Grand killer show"), they set up a donation box for proceeds to the earthquake and made a quick appearance on ("24 Hour Television"). The proceeds totalled up to 304,048 yen. They also invited victims of the earthquake to their show in ZEPP Sendai as their guests.
On December 3, 2008, they released another single titled "NAKED LOVE." This song was the ending theme to (Mōryō no Hako).

They started 2009 with a short 2-day tour titled "the 9th new departure" and announced they will be releasing a new studio album called Majestical Parade. One of the songs from the album, "MELODY," was available for a limited internet download on April 29, 2009 through DWANGO. Majestical Parade was released in Japan on May 13, 2009.
During the month of May 2009, the band has been busy with "NIGHTMARE LIVE HOUSE TOUR 2009 PARADE OF NINE", a nine-stop live house tour ending with a show in Toyama on May 31, 2009. Setlists from the tour have included new material from Majestical Parade, as well as many of the Gianism tracks.
The band will then have another long live house tour starting in June called "NIGHTMARE TOUR 2009 PARADE~Start of [X]pest eve~." On May 17, 2009, Nightmare collaborated with the internet video company Nico Nico in streaming a live concert via Nico Nico Live. The concert lasted for 19 minutes and 34 seconds.
The summer 2009 tour will be topped off by the band's second appearance at Nippon Budokan on August 29, 2009, in the PARADE TOUR FINAL "MAJESTIC".

Aside from appearing on TV shows, magazine covers, and concerts, they also have a radio program with NACK 5 called "Jack in the Box!". Yomi and Hitsugi usually host the show. However, Sakito, Ni~ya, and Ruka do pop in from time to time with the two. They also have another radio show on CBC Radio called "Hyper Nightmare," where they feature tongue twisters sent in by listeners, adult stories that can be sent in anonymously, and phone-in sessions with listeners who can make interesting sound effects.
Along with that, all the members have a monthly column in different music magazines.
Hitsugi has his in SHOXX magazine titled (A Cat's Minute). It used to be called "ZOZZY" in the beginning. Its last article was in December 2008.
Sakito's is in B-PASS magazine titled ("Where Will the Local Train Go? The Sound of 50 Travels") and had a free paper column called (DISC GARAGE Issue Free Paper "DI:GA" Those Who Are Human in Visual Kei). He was a DJ for InterFM's show, UP's BEAT, every Monday night as the show has various DJs hosting every night early January 2008. Sakito will be releasing a compilation of his travel articles that are published in BPASS into a book. Pre-orders on the book started on May 13th, the same day Majestical Parade went on sale. The book goes on sale June 29, 2009.
Ni~ya's is in Zy magazine titled "JUST FREAK OUT LET IT GO"
Ruka's is featured in duet magazine titled (Coming out! Coming out!).
Yomi's article can be found in Pati Pati . It debuted on September 9, 2008.

Music Style

Nightmare's band concept is Gianizm and this word occurs in many of their song titles. Gianizm is derived from Doraemon's character Gian. Gian's motto is "Omae no mono wa ore no mono. Ore no mono wa ore no mono." ("What's yours is mine, what's mine is mine.") Incidentally, this is also the name of the two 'best of' albums they had re-released their indies' songs on. However, the band has often adventured into new genres or styles, such as in NAKED LOVE where they experiment with electronic.

Flipside Band: Sendai Kamotsu

Sendai Kamotsu (which translates to 'Sendai Movers'), is Nightmare's side project.


In the anime live action film "20th Century Boys" that was released in 2008, they made a short cameo as the visual kei band playing at Friend's concert.


Ultimate Circus
Gianism Best Ofs
The World Ruler
Nightmare 2003-2005 Single Collection
Kyokuto Symphony ~The Five Stars Night~ @Budokan
Killer Show
Majestical Parade

Mini albums

Outlaw November 21, 2002


"Hankōki" September 21, 2001
"Gaia~Zenith Side~" June 05, 2002
"Gaia~Nadir Side~" August 21, 2002
"Jiyuu Honpo Tenshin Ranman" [1st Press] February 21, 2002
"Crash!? Nightmare Channel" October 31, 2002
"-Believe-" August 21, 2003
"Akane/Hate/Over" November 21, 2003
"Varuna" April 21, 2004
"Tokyo Shounen" July 22, 2004
"Cyan" October 22, 2004
"Jibun no Hana" April 1, 2005
"Яaven Loud Speeeaker" August 10, 2005
"livEVIL" December 7, 2005
"the WORLD/Alumina" the WORLD October 18, 2006
"Raison d'Etre" June 6, 2007
"Konoha" October 3, 2007
"DIRTY" November 7, 2007
"Lost in Blue" September 17, 2008
"NAKED LOVE" December 3, 2008
"MELODY" April 29, 2009


Untitled 2001
Sapato 2001
5 + 1 = ? 2001
Yaen April 2001
Untitled July 13, 2001
Zange August 15, 2001
akahana no tonakai December 25, 2001


SENDAI CITY ROCK HERO'Z December 21, 2001
band yarouze February, 2002
Decadence 2002 March 14, 2002
SHOCK JAM CD Edition.1 October 1, 2002
Shock Edge 2002 October 21, 2002

I love Hitsugi <333


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Re: Nightmare (Naitomea)

Mesaj  Zaki la data de Vin Iun 12, 2009 8:26 pm

ahh si mi e tot de Hitsu imi place
si ador melodiia Alumina
am auzit de ei de la Death Note pot spune:)) acolo am auzit prima data melodiia Alumina, apoi am cautat informatii despre ei si mi-au placut

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