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YUP! aku sa majority swkian dah tauk glak ngn kes tok.
and to Farhani Tarmizi, (i hope u read this blog) we want nothing from u except for a sincere apology in Facebook. u never know what'll happend next if u dont want to take any further action regarding to ur statement 'Kebanyakan perempuan swk slut and bitch. dahla kpg, hutan lak tu...'

Me Ten Months



(sources: wikipedia)

Moi dix Mois (モワディスモワ) is a Japanese musical project founded by Malice Mizer's front, Mana. As part of the visual kei movement it is marked by Mana's selection of guest performers rather than a typical band structure, and exhibits a combination of classical elements of gothic metal.

Apart from playing guitar, Mana composes all of Moi dix Mois' music and lyrics, arranges, produces, and designs the stage costumes and acts as overall artistic director. In contrast to Mana's previous bands, Moi dix Mois is explicitly billed as Mana's solo project; while the project members have input during the performance and recording of the music, Mana essentially determines the band's artistic direction on his own. All of Moi dix Mois' music is released via Mana's own independent record label, Midi:Nette.

Since the debut release of the single "Dialogue Symphonie", Moi dix Mois has released four singles, four full albums, and one mini-album.


History

March 19, 2002, approximately three months after Malice Mizer announced their indefinite hiatus, Mana announced the formation of his solo project, Moi dix Mois. Their first single, "Dialogue Symphonie", was released October 19 of the same year.

Moi dix Mois played their first concerts outside Japan in March 2005 in Munich, Germany and Paris, France as part of their Invite to Immorality Tour. After the tour's final engagement on April 24, 2005 in Tokyo, singer Juka left the band.

A new stage of the band began on March 1, 2006, when they released the album, Beyond the Gate. This featured a new vocalist named Seth. Before the album was released, Mana indicated that the sound would mean the beginning of a renewed direction for the band, possibly more integrated towards electronic music. After the announcement of the Beyond the Gate release was made, Seth's identity was revealed as the new vocalist, and it was announced that Kazuno (bass) and Tohru (drums) were also leaving the group.

On March 28, 2007, Moi dix Mois released their fourth album, Dixanadu; the first album with the current lineup.


Band's Name

The band's name, which literally translates from French as "me ten months", has special meaning to Mana. "Moi" stands for his debut as a solo artist; "Dix" stands for the number ten and while one symbolizes the beginning of something, zero means something similar to "eternity"; "dix mois", again, means "ten months", the average time a baby grows inside its mother's womb before being born (the Japanese traditionally count gestation in lunar months).


Project Member History

Moi dix Mois has experienced numerous lineup changes.

Originally the lineup included:

Mana – guitar

Juka – vocals

Kazuno – bass

Tohru – drums

Juka and Kazuno were employed from Moi dix Mois' conception, with Tohru being a support drummer originally. Tohru officially joined with the release of Shadows Temple in May 2004. K was introduced as guitarist and death vocalist with the Dis Inferno III event in December 2004.

At the end of the Invite to Immorality Tour on April 24, 2005, Juka announced that he would be leaving. It was announced that Kazuno and Tohru would also be leaving with the release of Beyond the Gate. At the same time, Seth was announced as being added to the project as vocalist.

Sugiya and Hayato provided live support until the release of "Lamentful Miss", which included them for the first time as full members.

The current lineup consists of:

Mana – guitar

Seth – vocals

K – guitar and vocals

Sugiya – bass

Hayato – drums


Discography

Albums

Dix Infernal (March 19, 2003)

Nocturnal Opera (July 20, 2004)

Beyond the Gate (March 1, 2006)

Dixanadu (March 28, 2007)


Singles

"Dialogue Symphonie" (November 19, 2002)

"Shadows Temple" (May 31, 2004)

"Pageant" (October 6, 2004)

"Lamentful Miss" (October 4, 2006)


DVDs

Dix Infernal - Scars of Sabbath (December 16, 2003)

Invite to Immorality - Moi dix Mois Europe Live Tour 2005 (July 27, 2005)

Dixanadu - Fated "raison d'etre" Europe Tour 2007 (January 30, 2008)



Mana-sama is popular among his haters as weirdo or gay, but as for myself, his fan, he is the most creative and inspirational person i have ever learned about. And he's not a gay! *I'll explain that later^^*


In his entire life, just like the rest of us, he had his own little quirks. But what makes him different, he is not afraid to go out and do the things that most people will probably never accomplish in their lifetime.

Unlike any other mononymous person we've known, NOBODY except the people in his personal life knows his real name or even his age. So many rumors in the internet about his various names such as Manabu Satou and ages ranging anywhere from early thirties to his late forties.
For now or probably forever, his fan will simply know Mana as Mana. Also his age probably forever unknown.

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About Mana (sources: wikipedia, mana-sama.net, etc2)

Born: March 19
Origin: Hiroshima, Japan
Instruments: Guitar,Keyboard,Bass, Drums
Pets: Sea-Monkey
At an early age, Mana was introduced to classical music by his parents, who were both music teachers; classical music has remained an influence ever since. Mana has said that he started making music when he was in high school, at which time he listened to Mötley Crüe. Typically, Mana's compositions blend classical music (especially baroque music, featuring pipe organ and harpsichord; he also likes music by Johann Sebastian Bach) with heavy metal music, alternative rock, industrial music and other more unlikely elements such as French pop music. In a 2006 interview, Mana revealed that he has no formal training in music theory.


Project History

1. Mana's first known bands were Girl'e, a punk band active around 1989-1990; and Matenrou (摩天楼, Skyscraper?), active 1990-1992.

2. After Matenrou's dissolution in April 1992, Mana and guitarist Közi founded Malice Mizer in August of that year. Mana was the band's lead guitarist, chief songwriter, choreographer and overall artistic director. He also founded his own indie music label, MidiːNette (http://www.midi-nette.com/), on which most of Malice Mizer's work was released. In Malice Mizer, Mana dressed clearly as a girl. In the Klaha Era, his style became more funeral goth oriented.

3. After Malice Mizer went on an indefinite hiatus in 2001, Mana founded his solo project, Moi dix Mois. He composes all of Moi dix Mois' music, writes the lyrics, produces, directs and designs the project members' stage costumes. His own outfits are usually dresses, but Mana has performed in pants with a cape-like coat over it.


Clothing Range



It is said that Mana is widely figurehead of Gothic Lolita fashion movement.

In 1999, Mana created his own clothing label, Moi-même-Moitié, which features two lines of designs named Elegant Gothic Lolita and Elegant Gothic Aristocrat. Mana continues to regularly appear in the scene's top publication, the Gothic & Lolita Bible, modeling his own designs and giving updates on his various other projects

Moi-Meme-Moitie links:

http://www.rakuten.co.jp/moi-meme-moitie/ (japanese)

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/jpop/essentials/mmm/ (english/international)

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Public Behaviour

Mana has rarely intentionally smiled or spoken in public, speculated to be because his voice sounds like an Alabama trucker. In his filmed interviews, he whispers into the ear of a band member or confidante, who then relates his words back to the interviewer. He has also been known to simply look at the camera as subtitles appear, as well as using Yes/No cards and expressing himself in mime. According to him, this is because he considers his music to be his voice, and he is shy and sees no point in communicating with people who he doesn't share interests with.

He has, however, spoken on a few occasions. At a 1996 Malice Mizer interview on the TV show Hot Wave, he apparently accidentally replied with his name and his position in the band when introduced on the show. Throughout the rest of the interview, Mana whispered in Gackt's ear.

In another interview, promoting their single Gekka no Yasoukyoku he was sitting on the floor. When the interviewer went to Mana and asked him if he was okay because he was sitting on the floor, he said "because it will make a cute picture!"

He has also offered his vocals to Kyomu no Naka de no Yuugi, though his voice was heavily distorted. In addition in the song and single, Saikai no Chi to Bara, he is rumored to be the one whispering at 4:01 and 4:52, also you can see him whispering in the live during that song.

He's also rumored to be the unknown former support member of Moi dix Mois, "Shadow X".

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FAQ (sources: man-sama.net)

1. Some refer him as Mana-sama. Sama is Japanese suffix generally used for those in high status in various areas, ex: politics. Many Japanese celebrity who are extremely skilled in what they do sometimes are refered as 'sama' to show how serious they are in their career. 'Sama' can be use as an equivalent to 'lord' or 'master'

***Mana without makeup***

2. He's not a gay, in fact he does like girls. He enjoys looking like a girl because he feel there should be no difference between male and female.


p/s: next will be Mana's current project, Moi Dix Mois^^v



it has been 3 years to be exact

i left my Goth era while the real reasons are unknown TT *sweat drops*

it seems that these few days, i'm getting back my dearly missing goth image?!?
thanks to my life and death fav goth band, Malice Mizer *yay!*

many of us may not familiar with the band as the band's figurehead, Mana
had put the band on hiatus as the band members decided to go on their separate ways on 2001

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Malice Mizer (マリス・ミゼル; Marisu Mizeru) is a visual kei rock band from Japan. They were active from January 1992 to December 2001. Formed by Mana and Közi, the band's name stands for "malice and misery", extracted from "nothing but a being of malice and misery" — their reply to the question "what is human?". Their earlier music and themes were characterized by their strong French and classical influences, later moving away from deliberate French romanticism and incorporating Gothic-Victorian aspects after several tragedies befell the band. Despite the stated archetypes, Malice Mizer is best recognized as a thoroughly original entity.

Malice Mizer is as famous for their music as for their live shows, featuring lavish historical costumes and stage sets, short silent theatre pieces preluding various songs, whimsical dance routines, and even a particularly notable instance of the vocalist descending to Earth (the stage) as a fallen angel, only to ascend again at the end of the concert. Throughout their history, the band has gone through several different lineups and three drastic image changes.

On December 11, 2001, it was announced that Malice Mizer would go on an indefinite hiatus.

However, as Mana recently wrote on his homepage, three of the four members (Mana, Közi and Yu~ki) have regained frequent contact with each other from the middle of 2008, and on December 27, seven years after the hiatus started, Mana and Közi finally met again on stage along with members from Moi dix Mois to perform in front of the fans with a session concert. They also performed together during the "Deep Sanctuary"-concert the 17th and 19th of July, delivering great happiness to the many Malice Mizer fans.

Members

Klaha - Vocals (2000.08.31 - 2001.12.11)

Mana - Guitar, Synth Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion (1992.08 - 2001.12.11)

Közi - Guitar, Synth Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion (1992.08 - 2001.12.11)

Yu~ki - Bass, Contrabass, Percussion (1992.08 - 2001.12.11)

Shue - Drums (2000 - 2001)(Support members)

Kazune - Live Keyboard (2000 - 2001)(Support members)

Former members

GAZ - Drums (1992.08 - 1993.03.15)

tetsu - Vocals (1992.08 - 1994.12.27)

Gackt - Vocals, Piano (1995.09.22 - 1999.01.19)

Kami (deceased)- Drums, Percussions (1993.03-17 - 1999.06.21)

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The Different Eras of Malice Mizer

during their nine years together, the band went through a series of changes. They had 3 singers in each person with a unique style and voice.

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Tetsu era; The Indie era of Malice Mizer (1992–1994)

Mana and Közi formed Malice Mizer in 1992 with Tetsu on vocals, both Mana and Közi on guitars/synthesizers, Yu~ki on bass and Gaz on drums. From the outset, the band established their trademark "twin guitar"' sound, whereby two guitars play different melodies creating polyphony. Malice Mizer's sound during the Tetsu era was a mixture of rock, early 1980s goth, and strong classical influences. Their first official release was the song "Speed of Desperate" on the 1993 compilation Brain Trash. Before this, they had released a demo tape called Sans Logique which contained no vocals. Shortly after the release of Brain Trash, Gaz left the band to join Kneuklid Romance, while Kneuklid Romance's drummer Kami in turn joined Malice Mizer.

In 1994, the band released their first album, Memoire, on Mana's newly founded independent record label Midi:Nette, and shortly after re-released it with an additional bonus track, "Baroque" under the title Memoire DX. Only days later, singer Tetsu left the band. While the exact reasons are unknown, Tetsu went on to take a different direction in his work and some say it was because he disliked the flamboyant image of the band. The band's continued use of his lyrics in songs they continued to perform with later vocalists suggest an amicable split.


Gackt era; Voyage and Merveilles (1995–1999)


In 1995, after a year of inactivity, Malice Mizer recruited Gackt as their new vocalist. With a new concept created by Mana, the band's music became more Progressive rock, incorporating even stronger classical and electronic elements. Visually, the band abandoned their 1980s goth look for colourful historical costumes always with a gothic feel. In 1996, Malice Mizer released their second album, Voyage ~Sans Retour~. The band became increasingly popular and in 1997 signed with Nippon Columbia, where they released a number of successful singles, a short film (Bel Air ~Kuuhaku no Shunkan no Naka De~ de L'image), and, in 1998, their third album, Merveilles. The band even had their own radio show around this time and played a two day live at the Nippon Budokan which involved a large building as a stage prop and amazing theatrics; each member performing a skit with another member on their own. It was a massive success and was released on Video as Merveilles l'espace. In January 1999, at the height of Malice Mizer's success, Gackt suddenly left the band, and after just four months he released his first solo album. There are many rumors circulating as to why he left, but none of them have yet been confirmed. Malice Mizer left Columbia shortly after and returned to Midi:Nette.

A few months after Gackt's departure, drummer Kami died of a subarachnoid hemorrhage on June 21, 1999, leaving behind a handful of songs, which the band eventually released as part of the EP/video boxset Shinwa, which consisted of 2 songs composed by Kami and short track 'Saikai' which was written by the band. Kami was never replaced; from that point on, Malice Mizer would only use support drummers (namely Shue, who is not shown in the band's later and final music videos, nor credited) and Kami would be credited as "eternal blood relative" on all their future releases. Because of Kami's untimely death and other factors, the Band decided to shift their image and music.


Klaha era; Bara no Seidō (2000–2001)


In the second half of 1999 and the beginning of 2000, Malice Mizer — still without an official vocalist — released a number of singles and began to work on a new album. Eventually, they recruited Klaha (real name Masaki Haruna), vocalist of darkwave band Pride of Mind. By then the band had abandoned the lighter pop music sound of the Gackt era for a dramatic mixture of classical music, gothic/goth and heavy metal music, and adopted an elaborate funeral Goth look. In the summer of 2000, they released what would be their last album, Bara no Seidou, followed by a very spectacular and theatrical live show, featuring pyrotechnics, a choir of veiled nuns and a scaled-down cathedral as stage prop. In 2001, Malice Mizer starred in a feature length vampire movie (Bara no Konrei ~Mayonaka ni Kawashita Yakusoku~), and released three more singles: "Gardenia", "Beast of Blood", and "Garnet ~Kindan no Sono E~"- "Gardenia" and "Garnet" being of a considerably lighter tone than their previous album, signifying the start of a new era for the band. Unfortunately, those few singles were all the world would see of the yet again reborn Malice Mizer, as the band members decided to go their own separate ways in 2001, leaving disband messages on their official website, Miroir, which can still be viewed today. The split was spoken of as a "hiatus", however, so as not to exclude the possibility of a future reformation.

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summarized that my fav Malice Mizer eras are, Gackt and Klaha era
tho i like some of their song from Tetsu era such as Baroque, it is incomparable to the songs produced on Gackt and Klaha era. not to mention the goth period taken from both era.


Klaha Era: Beast of Blood *MUST WATCH!!*

p/s: next post....all about their leader, Mana-sama *yay*^0^

few years past aku celebrate new year sorang2 TT


same goes to ejort, mek dwak ng sedeyh glak2 la mala sorang2 jak time mlm new year

so last nyte mek dwak kira nak break the tradition of being lonely, molah private bbq mek org jak kat umah aku

suits dgn aku yg jenis x brapa beminat nak pg concert or party time mcm tok, aku lebih suka sambut new year tanpa nak berpadat ngn public la

we really had a great time^^ tho aku x sempat nk ngga eclipse mlm tk^^

new year resolution?? hurmm, guess aku just collect suma azam2 lamak aku yg belum aku tunaikan agkla...which is, a serious low carb diet!!

starting this 1st Jan, i'm seriously gonna miss nasik! a lot TT






 
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