Visual Kei Artists
- Japan2002 - present
Debuted: 2002Label: EMI Music JapanGenre(s): Rock, Visual Kei, J-Pop
MIYAVI (雅-miyavi-) is a Japanese musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist, currently signed to EMI Music Japan. His debut in the music business was as a guitarist of the Japanese rock band Due'le Quartz.
- Japan1997 - present
Debuted: 1997Genre(s): Metal, Visual Kei, Progressive Metal
DIR EN GREY is a rock-metal band, formed in 1997 and went major in 1999. YOSHIKI of X JAPAN produced their early singles which were later compiled in the album GAUZE and since then they have been composing and managing their works on their own.
Debuted: 2002Label: Sony Music EntertainmentGenre(s): Visual Kei, Hard Rock, Metal
the GazettE (ガゼット) is a five member Japanese rock band in the visual-kei scene. They were previously known as Gazette before the release of their second album NIL in February of 2006.
- Japan1992 - 2001
Debuted: 1992Genre(s): Visual Kei, Neoclassical, Darkwave
MALICE MIZER was a Japanese visual kei rock band active from August 1992 to December 2001.
- Japan2007 - 2012, 2016 - present
Debuted: 2007Label: Warner Music Group JapanGenre(s): Visual Kei, Symphonic Metal
Versailles (known as Versailles -Philharmonic Quintet- in the United States) was a Japanese visual kei metal band formed in 2007.
- Japan2004 - present
Debuted: 2004Genre(s): Visual Kei, Rock, J-Pop
A9, formerly known as Alice Nine (アリス九號. / アリスナイン), is a five piece Japanese rock band in the visual-kei scene.
- Japan1989 - 2000, 2010 - present
Debuted: 1989Label: Universal Music JapanGenre(s): Visual Kei, Rock, Progressive Rock
LUNA SEA is a popular Japanese rock band under Universal Music Japan. The band was formed in 1989 and consists of RYUICHI on vocals, SUGIZO on lead guitar and violin, INORAN on rhythm guitar, J on bass, and Shinya on drums andpercussion.
- Japan1993 - present
Debuted: 1993Genre(s): Visual Kei, Rock
Plastic Tree, also known as PuraTuri (プラトゥリ) or Pura (プラ) to fans is a Japanese Visual Kei rock band, which was formed in December 1993 under the name CAM-FLAGE. Later on the band was renamed to NTT FUCKS followed by the final name Plastic Tree.
- Japan1994 - present
Debuted: 1994Label: Warner Music Group JapanGenre(s): Symphonic Metal, Symphonic Rock, Visual Kei
KAMIJO is a Japanese singer-songwriter, musician, and music producer. He is best known as lead singer of the visual kei bands Lareine and Versailles.
- Japan2009 - 2015
Debuted: 2009Genre(s): Visual Kei, Rock
ViViD is a five member Japanese rock and visual-kei band, formed sometime in March of 2009, that was signed under PS COMPANY's indie division Indie-PSC..
- Japan2003 - present
Debuted: 2003Genre(s): Visual Kei, Hard Rock, Gothic Rock
D is a five piece Japanese rock band of the visual-kei variety with a metal sound.
- Japan2003 - present
Debuted: 2003Genre(s): Gothic Rock, Visual Kei, Gothic Metal
exist†trace is a five member all-female Japanese rock band in the visual-kei scene that formed in June of 2003.