the GazettE

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Is it true, that overseas HERESY members automatically get the event tickets for concerts in Japan? People who have applied through the overseas membership, cave you ever lost the ticket lottery?

Crazy there isnt a better picture of him. That must be like… 15 years ago or something.
His recent twitter pics etc he uses so much effects.

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I am not sure how to say that I am actually disappointed by one of my favorite bands.
Ninth was insane album, I ordered deluxe edition and had to eat music by the end of the month, but it was totally worth it.
Since then something happened, or most precise - nothing happened. Nothing new and worthy.
We got endless posts with Ruki new nails, new merch, new face… Music was also new but I forced myself listening to that new album divided in parts to make it more interesting. It isn’t. It’s a transparent try to attract american public, and honestly I see nothing of the original Gazette in them. It killed the magic. And there was a time when other bands used to copy them.

I honestly would love to see old band, old faces, old dynamic, not five years same hairstyle and outfit, a little bit more natural and less shiny. I didn’t fall in love with the shiny Gazette. I want them back.


I also have no fking idea what happened to this band. They used to be one of my favorites say 10-15 years ago. I dont know how many years passed but suddenly a single “blinding hope” came out of nowhere and I liked it, then I listened to their new album on spotify and 99% were crappy filler songs. Like there are no fresh ideas or creatively left.

Like… wut? What happened?

MASS was also a flop for me. It sounded like leftovers that didn’t make it into NINTH and the album on the whole did not have a unique concept or sound. They are one of if not my my favorite band, and I think they’d continue to do well touring their work for a few more years before reinventing their sound again.

New Look


The GazettE nowadays NEW LOOK = SAME BORING LOOK


Stylist: What can i do for you?
Ruki: 40 year old MILF
Stylist: Say less


Is the gazette wasted potential the band? I know they can write good songs and have such a good discography with their older stuff. But it feels like they went on hiatus for like 10 years then came back with the worst filler album ever…?

What do they cash in on today? Are they even bothering to tour?

Considering they’re not in their 20’s anymore they might not wish to go too extreme with their looks. They probably feel comfortable with their current direction, both visually and musically. After a career spanning more than 20 years I feel like it’s only fair that they get to do what feels right for them. I don’t think they have anything to apologize for. The loyal fans will always stick around no matter what. (I think I wrote something similar in a previous comment so I apologize for repeating myself!)

As far as MASS goes, it wasn’t my favorite album, and I say that as a huge fan of the GazettE. But I think the main issue with this album was the lack of variety and the fact that it had been produced during the pandemic, so less opportunities for collaborations between the members. It was the first album written completely by RUKI and all the work was done from home.

I don’t think they are losing their spark, only getting older (which is not a bad thing, I’m getting older too!)
What bands sound exactly the same as when they started out?
As far as their current look goes it was chosen to pay homage to their previous Christmas live in 2009, in which they wore similar costumes :slight_smile:


lynch. and DARRELL are two bands that come to mind almost instantly.

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I think the look is pretty cool tbh.

that’s aoi, lol.

there’re plenty of bands who do…in indie VK, deadman would be the best example - they have one of the most interesting recording productions in the scene following their comeback, and release new music in the same vein, but much better.

I get the old gazette is not coming back, but even by their own major standards, ninth and mess were boring, uninspired albums.

I still listen to both more than I would listen to luna sea following their revival, with the exception of the self-cover stuff.


I fell their next album could be something, the trailer and visuals they used to announce it some time ago were really interesting. So I feel there is potential

Nothing and Mess were such wierd albums

Do people really think Ruki looks like a MILF? Never heard that before…

that would be really bad news especially to me, cause I spend the last two years rocking Ruki’s haircut

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You’re right, there definitely are bands out there that sound nearly the same as when they first started. Perhaps not the majority, but they do exist. Sadly though, bands tend to get criticized both for not changing at all, or for changing too much. In my opinion, every musician should be able to make the music that inspires them. Luckily for us we get to pick and choose what we listen to :slight_smile:

Personally I enjoyed NINTH. I would even say it’s a great album. Again this is just my opinion and I’m glad we’re all different. I think perhaps one of the reasons people may not have liked it as much is because it came out at the tail-end of DOGMA - an album many people (including myself) consider to be their best work. If it were released after a less popular album like Toxic of DIVISION it may have had a different reception. Although I would still consider NINTH to be fairly popular overall.

As far as if they still tour - yes they do, although less in recent years due to the pandemic.
I would also say they make a decent amount of money (although this is not my area of expertise.) But they do play at decently sized venues which often sell out, do well with merchandise sales and often hold paid lotteries. In addition Ruki has his brand NDNU, Aoi his collaboration Pulse x Taujan and Reita has Snaked Lows.


Kai looks abit off though. Might be the angle.

I personally though that NINTH was one of the better ones that they put out (Second to Beautiful Deformity when it comes to their post-DIM outings) but yeah, now that MASS is a thing, it really feels like an album spread into two, the deep cuts of both album can be evolved to some degree (I’m talking about THE MORTAL, DAKU, and THE PALE)

btw, while i originally though that next album will sounded similar to MASS however, what if they decide that the next album will be the transitional album instead? Kind of like Dir’s Withering to Death or MUCC’s Hoyouku?

I always thought the biggest problem in recent years was that Ruki took it upon himself to be the dominant songwriter.