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Création : 2003
Genre : Visual Kei
Origine : Japon
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girugamesh (ギルガメッシュ, girugamesshu) is a Japanese rock band, formed in 2003. The name is derived from the epic poem Gilgamesh. The music of girugamesh is heavy rock with gloomy undertones, but recently the band has been experimenting with electronic sounds.

Formed in 2003 in Chiba, Shuu and Nii had been friends since elementary school, the earliest incarnation of the band made its first performance while the members were still in high school.Girugamesh began playing gigs in 2004, until they were signed to record label Gaina-Japan. Their first major single, “Kaisen Sengen” was ranked #10 on the Oricon Indies chart. In 2005, Girugamesh embarked on a nation-wide tour, after which they released their first live DVD, featuring footage from the tour, and after more touring, released an EP, Goku - Shohankei Enban.

In 2007, girugamesh was signed to the European label Gan-Shin. The band then was part of a 9-band Japanese rock festival in Los Angeles, California called “J-Rock Revolution”. They were part of the second night alongside Merry, D’espairsRay, and Mucc. Around the time of J-Rock Revolution, some of the performing bands released material on the iTunes Music Store, including Girugamesh. On this, Ryo has commented that “if you really like the band after the initial listen, you will buy the original CD.”

girugamesh combines many elements in their music like very low basses and guitars. Their sound is sinister and dark but still melodic. Satoshi’s voice is really unique with his demonic screaming and beautiful pure vocals and adding some rapcore singing.
Their appearance has gradually changed, while girugamesh began in the visual kei scene, their style has changed: the trademark black suits, and now the new trademark: the black hoodies they are wearing today.

Although the members are young, their sound is polished, professional and catchy. Their musical talent is exemplified not only through their lyrics, which cover topics such as betrayal, crime and lies, but their constantly evolving sound.
The music of girugamesh is heavy rock with dark undertones, but recently the band has been experimenting with electronic elements.