This is aoi_daily, a community for Aoi from Gazette, for who could resist the bloody gorgeous guitarist with his piercing gaze and perfect face. It's where you could share and find stuff about him, with or without other people, such as his bandmates. Before anything, though, let's learn some about Aoi first.
Stage name: Aoi / 葵 Position: Guitar Birthday: January 20, 1979 Blood type: A Previous bands: Mervilles, Artia Favorite colors: Black, White Favorite animals: Dogs, Cats Favorite food: Foods made with love. He doesn't really dislike any. Favorite drink: Asahi Super Dry Favorite season: Winter Favorite colognes: Davidoff, Samurai, Sculpture
Aoi: - smokes Marlboro Menthol - is great with cooking rice - doesn't have a fridge - used to want to be a bike racer
- has actually two lip piercings, but usually wears only one lip ring - collects sunglasses, colognes, accesories and clothes - used to work in a wedding hall and convenience store - sleeps in a t-shirt and jersey pants - had never been hospitalized before - thinks women are very picturesque, whatever they do - gets teased by fellow bandmates when it comes to his temper
Band history: Gazette was founded in February 2002 by Ruki, Reita, Uruha, Aoi & former drummer Yune. Ruki, Uruha and Reita already played together in a band called Ma'die Kusse and they changed afterwards to ar+te=zyAnose; Aoi's and Yune's former band was Artia until the five mentioned ones united and Gazette developed.
In April 2002 they released their first single "Wakaremichi" and two videotapes, which were released again two month later in a second press. In the following August/September they released two more singles and another VHS. At this time Matina was their record label. And finally, they gave their first oneman in the October 2002.At the beginning of 2003, Yune unfortunately decided to leave the band. Kai, the ex-drummer of Mareydi Creia replaced/substituted him nearly immediately and in March 2003 they joined the PS Company label.
In May they started their first serious tour, together with Hanamuke. Apart from the tour collaboration, they also made two songs together. They managed the second tour together with Vidoll and the music magazine Cure published an edition with Vidoll and Gazette altogether on the cover picture.
At the start of December they played a Two-Man-Show besides the fabulous deadman and on the 28th of the christmas month they performed on the Beauti-fool's Fest '03. The event was organized by the music magazine Fool's Mate and had the brilliant line-up of Kra, lab., Gullet, Pink Halleluja, Gazette, deadman, Miyavi, DéspairsRay, Daigo Stardust, Merry and MUCC. On the 16th of January 2004 they made their first big One-Man-Show, which was recorded and afterwards released as the "Tokyo saihan ~JUDGMENT DAY~ 2004.1.16 SHIBUYA-AX LIVE DVD". The day of the DVD release (28.04.2004) was the foundation of the official Gazette fanclub as well. Their first mini-album called "MADARA" was released on the 30th of March and rised on the 2nd place of the Oricon Indie Charts! At the 25th of August they released the "Heisei Banka" concert DVD which was recorded on the 23th of April.
In May they also released their first PV-DVD "MADARA", which contained the 6 PVs including the "Making ofs....." of the "MADARA" mini-album. During September/October they set another tour together with fellow PS Company bands Kra and bis (bis left PS Company in 2005 and joined Free Will, the company that manages Dir en grey).
Finally, on the 13th of October 2004 they released their first and long awaited full-length album "Disorder" which climbed up on the top 5 of the Oricon Daily Charts! Latest Gazette gave us three nice lessons to listen to. The so called [reila] Lesson. G.O.D.! The G and O contain 2 songs each and an extra song. The last lesson contains 2 songs as well, but instead of the extra song, their "Making of...." of the reila PV.
Gazette released "Gama", a mini-album, in early August of 2005. The maxi-single "Cassis" was also released later in the year. Their second full-length album "Nil" was released on February 8th, 2006, with a special first-press edition and a regular-press edition. Gazette's latest standing tour, 「Nameless Liberty.Six Guns…」, also started in February of 2006.
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