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If L’Arc~en~Ciel is really suck,…


feature on “216 Ways to Kill Cat” by Sw Eden

Sw Eden, me, knew about L’Arc~en~Ciel first time in 1999 or when I was 10 years old. I tbought they had 2 female members which were Hyde and Tetsu. I started to listen to their music intensively when I was 13. There was only a few classmates who liked the same music. Many people said that their music was too loud and they would hate to hear. The L’Arc~en~Ciel lovers still love to turn on their music so load when they brought their friends to home. I always heard about that complaint.

For this band, I bought almost all their albums. When I put it in my parent’s car, and wherever at home, everyone would ask me to turn the tuner down. They all got a headache. I was so confident that I got the albums of the best band, but right now, I am not sure if I was blind when I was young. All people all have a good taste of music, but not L’Arc~en~Ciel. One of their album that I still like is “True”. I agreed with Kwan, my friend on the bus, that L’Arc~en~Ciel’s things got worse in Smile album, and they went better again in Awake. After the album “Awake”, I have never bought any of their CD anymore. In fact, it was the time that I went to the United States, and I found out new types of music fit into me.


Yukihiro with Poster colors by Sw Eden

Tetsu will not love you if you say “L’Arc~en~Ciel suck”, although many people in my country do not like it, and I confirm that they have a good taste of music. Their favorite artists are not suck.

I found an translated interview by Natalie Arnold on http://dekiruhito.com/node/198 from BASS Magazine – December 2007
Let’s read this short part.

Q : You don’t need to get closer to them?
Tetsu : For example, if we were to take someone who thinks “L’Arc~en~Ciel totally sucks, their songs are no good”, and ask that person “So what kind of music do you like, then?” we could hear their answer. Then we might listen to that music and see if we get it or not. Then we might go “Ah, it’s actually this kind of music that sucks, not us” (laughs), so we don’t need to get close to that person. It’s like “Go ahead, say whatever you want.”

I just guess from my own perspective, if it was Hyde, Hyde might feel depressed somehow, of he might go to listen to that music, and try to improve himself. When Hyde went to the game show/TV show, you could see his character there. He always smiles and has a positive point of view. He is fun, anyway.


Tusk and Hide (as Seth et Holth)

One of my high-school friend who was called “Bowling” asked me if I liked L’Arc~en~Ciel. I said, “Yes, but all other people in the school push X-Japan into me.” They did not even know what the L’Arc~en~Ciel was. They were the genius science students, the top of whole country with 123+ IQ. Only Japanese band they knew from the news is X Japan, and they did not like it, too. They listened to Mozart/Beethoven and Orchestra things and also Thai music. I was only the J-Rock person in this fantastic school, and my grade went down pretty bad. I just hope it was not related. But from the research, Mozart’s music can develop the children’s brain, and it should be true. I love his fast and fun melody, and I could play drum along with it. His music does not work with my brain so well. I do not relax, because I naturally catch the piano note.

I will relate everything to my favorite Zi:Kill. Most of Zi:Kill and Ken’s songs always have a little lovely piano melody behind the sound of vocal. If you do not really concentrate on it, you may need to tune it very loud to hear this lovely part. Ken is so talented on song arrangement. the combination of all instruments is totally perfect. You must listen to it. You can listen to them here http://www.playlist.com/playlist/19139456523 (Notice : They are all low quality with 56-96kbps, and most of them are just half of the songs. To listen to full songs with good quality, you need to buy their releases at CDjapan.com, just $23 per CD!! Love them, support them!!)


Suggest to Read by Author
Marilyn Manson and The Spooky Kids : Lost Eyes
Rough Review, Die in Cries’ Albums
Tusk Zi:Kill without cosmetics
ประวัติ Zi:Kill Thai biography

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Tusk Zi:Kill without cosmetics

You may have seen some stuff of this in Open The Gate DVD, when Tusk was in the studio. (The link is only videos which someone post on Youtube. They do not included the studio part. Anyway, I bought this DVD for 30 bucks about 2 years ago.) The picture below is Tusk when he walked to Extasy Summit 92. The live to welcomed Heath (Hiroshi Morie) into the stage.

Tusk Tusk Tusk Tusk

Without cosmetics, Tusk is not handsome. (We can say he is cute) He does not look much different from the current Tusk (Mr. Itaya : 板谷祐). Sw always dreams to see Zi:Kill Reunion. My friends (on Myspace and Deviantart) believe that Tusk cannot be handsome and smart as in Zi:Kill time anymore. Consideration with this issue, you will see that the make-up can help a lot!! Although his fans concentrate to his voice rather than his face, his handsome face will pull the new people to be his fan. The eyes are so important. My belief is just like Babilonia belief. they are the most important receipter of the body.

Nothing is too late to change. Zi:Kill are the same age as L’Arc~en~Ciel, and they had been much hotter in their time. I do not sure if some Zi:Kill fans hate Yukihiro. If there are conflicts between Yukihiro and Tusk or Seiichi, it is not between Yukihiro and Ken. Ken hired Yukihiro to work on his solo album, “The Hip Grind Man”. Yukihiro is good at electro music, but I do not like it though. My most favorite song in that album is “Do You Believe in Magic”. Eby played drums for this song.

Read more about Zi:Kill at Zi:Kill Included Directory

A friend of us found a picture, which the book was owned by “nick_ben41” on Yahoo Aution
You know!! Eby Chan is XoXo cute!! Zi:Kill is so funny and happy band!!

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Marilyn Manson and The Spooky Kids : Lost Eyes

Marilyn Manson and The Spooky Kids : Lost Eyes fan video
Music is Jojoushi of L’Arc~en~Ciel

One of L’Arc en Ciel myspace profiles had written that the influence of L’Arc en Ciel was Marilyn Manson. As we can see that Hyde played pope in their song Revelation, and he play “Sweet dreams are made of this” in his solo show. Hyde may be so happy when he sees this video. Anyway, I do not care. I want to express the story of the eyes. Eyes are really symbolic for me. It is about all receptors of human. When people can just express, but cannot receive everything, that is so poor. The poorest guy in here is Daisy Berkowitz, and the one who feel like the audience is Twiggy Ramirez.


You can visit this set on Flickr to download all high quality rendering. (Click on this text)


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They said Thai artists mimicked Japanese

Many Thai J-Rock fans blamed Thai artists that they copied Japanese songs. In fact, they should believe in ability of Thai people, or say just, coincident or Japanese artists copy Thai things. Although one case is true, that does not mean other million cases have to be just like the first one.

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Listen To the Music, please scroll down to the end of the post.
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One of my friend that I met when I just had been a J-Rock fan, always told me that a Thai band called, Giwa copies his beloved Luna Sea. I was so young, and I did believe him. I believe many things flood around world wide web. Thai J-Rock fans keep post this kind of thing up. They matched short parts of some Japanese songs and Thai songs, and they said that Thai artist copies Japanese artists. Most of the parts they matched are less than 10 seconds, and it is very easy that musicians can think about the same thing. It is coincident rather that coping.


Mahidol Wittayanusorn Students with scholarship in their high school and right now they graduated in New York, England and Japan, Photo by Sw Eden

Thai people are not stupid, because they can own many copyrights they make by themselves. Thai people can work so well if a reward/award is waiting for them, such as world robot competition, or sport tournament. Naturally, Thai people do not like to step up without motivation. Thai musicians have a lot of motivation, especially pop-rock artists after 2000. Pop-Rock in Thailand have been popular again after 20-30 years. Between 2 eras, Thai people consumed much of sweet-pop songs. Many bands was founded in late 10 years, and many old bands did re-union. The boys want to be cool, especially for the sight of girls. They created a unique style of Thai Pop-Rock. Many songs may sound similar, because those kids grew up with pop songs. Some people are different, because they listen to other things, such as Thai country songs and other foreigners’ things.

I am the one who really like Thai country songs. If we do not count the style of voice and Thai instrument, many fast songs can be popular in Alternative-Rock/Pop world. Both sound very similar. Many Thai people also listen to Rock n’ Roll artist from the United States and Europe. They get the influence directly from the original rock bands, and they do not need to past J-Rock artist. Some Thai people also listen to J-Rock and do cover, but there is less percent.

Clash is another band that Thai J-Rock fans blames that they mimic “Forever Love” of X Japan in their song called, “Nangfa Naijai” (Angle in Mind). I do know both songs so well, and I cannot find that Clash really copies that songs. They are same type of music, but not the same song. Although Clash did cover of L’Arc~en~Ciel, it does not mean that they do not have brain to compose their own music. I am a Punk fan, and many Punk songs are similar. Let’s listen to sample of DecayDance things. They are similar and they are good!


Heath of X Japan, Rough Drawing by Sw Eden

Another important conflict is the song call, “Ter Mai Kir Tai” (You Have Never Died) of a Thai band called, Two (they have 2 members.). My parent keeps that albums, too. The famous guy named, Tong. He helped around many projects. Thai people know that he is really nice. Right now he is older, but he just looks the same. I do not know if this nice guy hears what some people are railing him. I pass around the websites, many Thai X Japan fans railed “Two”. Unbelievable, I saw a guy wrote, “Two-Kuy”. “Kuy” (ควย) is the rudest word in Thai Language. He blamed Thai artists who did not know what X Japan was about. The company always manages things for pop artists, and the only thing that the pop artists need to have is the great performance.

I did look through the track list of that album of “Two”, and style of X Japan songs. (It is 2 years, I was their fan, my early high school.) The melody is weird for Japanese songs, but the song composer is weird in “Two” albums. I could not say, but the news already said that. They said, Thai company has to pay for Yoshiki. I do not want to believe. It is just the late visits of Yoshiki in Thailand. So,… My early high school time, a senior guy who was a friend of “Yai” (Yai was known as a big fan of X Japan in our school.) told me about this conflict. “Two did release “Ter Mai Kir Tai” before X Japan release Say Anything”. If I can go back to that moment, I will never show the goat hand to him. I did,.., I did that hand. He ran behind me and tried to kill me. Where was my soul of Thai person? I had had it when I was a boy scout. I did respect King Rama VI. I love his firmly goal to make Thai people to love each other as one big family.

The news was unbelievable for many people. That song sound quite like Thai songs, and the lyrics can fit in so well. No matter what the reality is, but if there is no that song, many Thai people will never be fans of X Japan.


Tetsu69 of L’Arc~en~Ciel kills cat, Drawing by Sw Eden

There is another conflict of Neo Universe of L’Arc en Ciel, but that is a little thing. I think it is coincident, because it is just a small part of the song. Most of Thai L’Arc en Ciel fans are still young and rich, and they do not really care to talk about the past, because they look up the new stuff, and they talked a lot. I have many friends who like this band, that is why I can say. Like, once I met Kaun with her L’Arc book in a school bus, and we just began to talk although we had never known each other. We talked a lot. It is familiar in American people, but unusual for Thai people. (I am smiling.)

The main thing I would like to say is, Thai people always look down themselves. Many foreign songs were composed after Thai songs. Whenever they sounds the same, Thai people will say that Thai copied those foreigners.

There are other cases, such as Peace Maker’s songs and Josh Groban’s, and also the hair style and dress style of Thai teenager. Although the idea cannot be Copyrights, people keeps railing that style of dressing is wrong things. This may be only one attitude in a corner of Thailand, because most people do not care (me, too). They dress up and they want to be cool.

Let’s see the side of Thailand. What the songs that Thai artists composed before the foreigner and they sound the same! I am an audience and also an artist, and I will never say that they mimic each other. Many people can think about the same thing. The one part of melody or similar style cannot prove that that artist is the copier.

“There is no unique thing in the world. Everything you think that it is new, someone has done it before.”, Jiyoun Kim said.

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Listen to these coincident couple now!!
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* Paradox (Thai Band) – “Ta-Lai” (Slip)
http://www.imeem.com/people/NhZaiB/music/8yIHHWo0/paradox-10-mp3/
The beginning of this song is similar with Cobra Starship – Pop Punk is so hi’ 05
http://www.imeem.com/artists/cobra_starship/music/xwnpOen5/cobra-starship-pop-punk-is-sooooo-05/
This Paradox song is in album “Free Style” and was released before Pop Punk is so hi’05 about 2 years.

Both Paradox and Cobra Starship are Punk, so no confused that they can think about the same thing.


Paradox, a famous Thai Alternative Rock band


Cobra Starship and Victoria Asher

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* Zi:Kill (Japanese Punk Band) – Kiss Me Good Bye
http://www.imeem.com/people/MjSTkez/music/CLVxNBvB/zikill-kiss-me-good-bye/
The All American Rejects – The Wind Blows
http://www.imeem.com/theallamericanrejects/music/CLLCdDK5/the-all-american-rejects-the-wind-blows/
The beginning of both songs just sound the same, and I do not think that The All American Rejects will care about Zi:Kill. Alright, both are punk, .. again.


The All American Rejects, an American Alternative Rock band

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* Paradox (Thai band) – Greedy (similar at 2:30)
http://www.imeem.com/sw-eden/music/p9szG3Af/paradox-greedy/
Slipknot – The Nameless (similar at 3:00)
http://www.imeem.com/people/uvHKWM2/music/IPjRJ6Kv/slipknot-the-nameless/
For the international world, Slipknot is more popular than Paradox, but in Thailand, Paradox is more popular. I do not think that both will prefer to listen to each other. Paradox also released this song before Slipknot, too.


Slipknot is Cute, Drawing by Sw Eden

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* Dope – Pig Society (intro)
http://www.imeem.com/artists/dope/music/9kNkLZrn/dope-pig-society/
and Ebola (Thai Band) – “Kawm Pen Pai” (The way it goes) (intro)
http://www.imeem.com/people/nXyWCx8/music/zB-SDoqr/ebola/
Eggasit Gabungpai pointed that to me.


Edsel Dope Dread Hair, Drawing by Sw Eden


Ebola, a Thai Metal band

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* Zi:Kill – Lonely (intro)
http://www.imeem.com/people/MjSTkez/music/uOzAVj6Q/zikill-lonely/
Avenged Sevenfold – Dancing Dead (outro at 4:27)
http://www.imeem.com/people/E_VpXgQ/music/gEorD6X4/avenged-sevenfold-dancing-deadmp3/

First time A7X came into the music industrial, they were considered as a metal band, but now, they are considered as a punk band. Every Japanese fan of Zi:Kill know that Zi:Kill is punk. And very important for us to know that both Zi:Kill and Avenged Sevenfold have a super cool guitar solo. Zi:Kill may do not that great in Lonely, but all stuff in their Rocket album are so amazing! (Pick up the songs that Ken did the music)


Avenged Sevenfold A7X (Synyster Gates,The Rev,M. Shadows,Zacky Vengeance,Johnny Christ), Drawing by Sw Eden


Zi:Kill (Seiichi, Eby, Tusk, Ken), Drawing by Sw Eden

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* Michael Jackson – We are the World (Chorus)
http://www.imeem.com/artists/michael_jackson/music/QEwdUfPT/michael-jackson-we-are-the-world/
จรัล มโนเพ็ชร – อุ๋ยคำ Jaran Manoped – Ui Kam (Old Northern Woman)
http://www.imeem.com/gamink/music/o8h0emR9/ (at the first verse of this song)

Ui Kam may be older than We Are The World. I feel I heard of it since I was born. It is truly classic one, every Thai people know. It is beautiful and lonely. Jaran Manoped is also a great teacher of many Thai people. We all love him. He passed away in 2001. All his songs are forever songs.


จรัล มโนเพ็ชร Jaran Manoped


Michael Jackson, Thriller cover

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The All American Rejects – Night Drive (intro)
http://www.imeem.com/jmsabler/music/nDqCSEqx/all-american-rejects-night-drive/
Hideto Matsumoto (Hide) – Emotion In Motion (intro)
http://www.imeem.com/people/v4GYTlP/music/ZE93ITGf/inmotionmp3/

Most of my matching went to the bands that I can remember their things so well. It is not a lot of bands that I can remember every part of their songs.


Hideto Matsumoto (Hide , 秀人松本), Drawing by Sw Eden

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Paradox (Thai Band) – Balloon (at first verse)
http://www.imeem.com/people/i7OzZej/music/oP3rASE1/paradox-balloon/
Hideto Matsumoto (Hide) – Rocket Drive (at first verse)
http://www.imeem.com/zinger96/music/va3naIWH/hide-rocket-dive/

Paradox is so great at their show. Almost all songs of Paradox sound more modern than Hide’s. Paradox tend to be Alternative Rock, which is really popular in Western world such the United States and the United Kingdom. Hide is more into underground alternative rock, which can be found in both LA and NY. Although Hide did a lot of underground style, those songs are not popular. Hide’s songs which are popular are something modern; such as In Motion, Tell Me, Lemoned I Scream, Ever Free, Post and Honey Blade.


TarTar, the vocalist and music composer and lyricist of Paradox. He is very talented!

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ปู พงษ์สิทธิ์ คำภีร์ – โรงเรียนของหนู “Poo” Pongsit Kampee – Rong Rean Kong Nu (Our School)
http://www.imeem.com/people/oSl_ogm/music/wV8eYYsg/
The Academy is… – After the Last Midtown Show
http://www.imeem.com/artists/the_academy_is/music/7WoBSh9s/adam-siska-after-the-last-midtown-show-album-version/

Rong Rean Kong Nu is so classic, too. This song is very old, but still catching people’s hearts. If you know Thai language, you will cry since the first time you listen to it. It is strange that The Academy is… has the same stuff. The world is so coincident. I played Rong Rean Kong Nu on Harmonica, too. This song is about children who have a hard time to get to school. They lived on the mountain and their school is really faraway. They have to walk step by step. They love to go to school. This song reflect the city society that many children do not like the go to school, although they are so rich and very easy to go to school.


ปู พงษ์สิทธิ์ คำภีร์ เจ้าของเพลง โรงเรียนของหนู Poo Pongsit Kampee


William Beckett from The Academy is…, Photo by Sw Eden

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พลพล – ใจเขาใจเรา Palapon – Jai Kao Jai Rao (Your heart, My heart) (at Chorus)
http://www.imeem.com/people/ZI6Iass/music/iprc7M-m/
L’Arc~en~Ciel – Metropolis (at Chorus/Beginning)
http://www.imeem.com/people/VuZGAK/music/7xKOaUyO/larcenciel-metropolis/

I think Palapon heard of some other Thai older song. I had heard this vocal melody before when I was about 5 years old. (about 15 years ago)


พลพล Palapon


L’Arc~en~Ciel and Hide, Drawing by Sw Eden

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* Zi:Kill – Touch Me
http://www.imeem.com/people/MjSTkez/music/B-HLssGR/zikill-touch-me/
Marilyn Manson – Heart-Shaped Glasses
http://www.imeem.com/ilikeboobs/music/jWFluCr0/marilyn-manson-heart-shaped-glasses/

In fact you may notice a part of Ken’s song called, “Do you Believe in Magic” (at solo, 3:18-3:21)
http://www.imeem.com/sw-eden/music/o2rg3SZ4/ken-zikill-believe-in-magic/
I love Ken’s things, all make me smile.


Marilyn Manson, Drawing by Sw Eden

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* AC DC – For those about to Rock (we salute you)
http://www.imeem.com/acdc/music/4SNmf1WU/acdc-for-those-about-to-rock-we-salute-you/
Zi:Kill – Rocket (fast part)
http://www.imeem.com/people/cyBWrAg/music/H27jb3fb/zikill-rocket/

Oh hey! you know that Tusk Zi:Kill is a fan of AC DC (he might be a fan of Obama, too), but I am not sure about Ken. Zi:Kill did play Suffocate City of Sex Pistol. I do not know about their copyrights, because they do not blame any people who re-play their songs, too. Zi:Kill is so fun. Tusk draw “Z” during this show. (I am smiling) If you let me compare about “For those about to Rock” and “Rocket”, you can be sure that I do love Rocket. The guitarist of Zi:Kill always have a wonderful line. His solo is always optimistic and never ever boring.


AC DC band and its logo


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Your favorite artist does not have to be the first one who create the things. We should be very happy that someone thinks the same as our favorite artists. And now, we start to listen to the new things!! Our world is not just a box that other people cannot touch. We will never look down other people just because we want to praise our heroes.

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Love to my Love

I composed 2 poems in very different times.
There are big different between them.
The poems were said from 2 different guys, but to the same girl. What do you think, and which guy that the girl will love. Different people, and different thought.

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The Best in my Arms
http://sw-eden.deviantart.com/art/The-Best-in-my-Arms-112177248

Fall in love with a girl
Wanna be just like her

How beauty on your hair
How pretty on your dress
Scare on your face
I need date you all time

Oh my dear, don’t fear please
Indeed, no bad damn
All I’ve done, are not harm
This is how I feel you

Whatever you did
Seems like kid, and I do
I will follow you
Cause my love’s never ended

I got one of your friends
Did your drain as his den
I had no comment
Pay him yens, let him to do mine

I like when you’re thin
You were queen of feminine
And I was thin masculine
Don’t ask why we are spouses

Then you do fitness
You are best in that house
I follow with no doubt
I announce I love you

Laid down your guitar
Oh kinda, I did too
No one even knew
I gotta do my love damn

I will hold you chest
The greatest in my arms
No panic, just be calm
There’s no time, when we’re one

The best in my arms

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Back from Copiague
http://sw-eden.deviantart.com/art/Back-from-Copiague-112176966

Meet you at Seaford
Your right hand is in my left hand
I kiss you, and I know you want it
I will never let you know the dark side of me
I will make you smile everyday
You will never feel empty
You went beyond the ocean
I will see your face every morning
I will sing your songs for you
The same, I will sing my songs for you
I will feel you as you need
I will touch your hair
Inhale as spring flower
I will tell you by the words I trust
I am not you
I am not like you
But I am someone who loves you
I love everything I have known about you
I will say
You are the best guitarist in the world
Until my last breath

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ประวัติ Zi:Kill Thai biography


รูปหนังสือภาพของวง Zi:Kill ; A Piece of Road
Sw Eden เขียนเพื่อ http://th.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zi:kill

Zi:Kill วง Visual Kei รุ่นแรก ๆ ของญี่ปุ่น ก่อตั้งโดย Ken และ Seiichi Iida ในปี ค.ศ. 1987 ต่อมา Tusk ได้มา Join เป็นนักร้องของวง เริ่มแรกใช้ชื่อว่า G-Kill เป็นวงใต้ดิน

วงนี้เปลี่ยนมือกลองถึง 4 ครั้ง คือ Masami , Yukihiro (current L’Arc en Ciel), Tetsu (D’erlanger, Craze) และ Eby Chan ซึ่ง Eby Chan ถูกรู้จักเป็นมือกลองที่อยู่ร่วมกับวงใน อลบัม In the Hole และ Rocket ซึ่งเป็นอลบัมเด่นของวง และอยู่ใน Music Video สำคัญของวง รวมกัง Video Rocket London Side และ Tokyo Side แม้ว่า Yukihiro จะมีชื่อเสียงมากในปัจจุบัน แฟนเพลงของ Zi:Kill ก็รู้จักเขาว่าเขาได้ออกจากวง Zi:Kill ก่อน Tour หลังจากกลับจาก Europe และ Tetsu ซึ่งเป็นมือกลองหลังจากเขา ได้ออกจากวงในเวลาที่ Tusk มีปัญหาเกี่ยวกับลำคอ

อัลบั้มแรก ๆ ที่ออก ทางค่ายเพลงออกได้เพียง 50 copies เท่านั้น ทำให้วง Zi:Kill ต้องหาทางย้ายออกไปที่อื่น ต่อมาฮิเดะโตะ มัทซึโมะโตะ (Hideto Matsumoto หรือ 松本秀人 หรือ Hide หรือ ฮิเดะ) ซึ่งเป็นแฟนเพลงคนสำคัญของพวกเขา ได้ชักชวนให้ไปอยู่ค่ายเพลง Extasy Records และพวกเขาได้ออกอลบัมเดิมอีกครั้งคือ The Real of the World และ Close Dance ในรูปแบบของ Extasy Ghost Disc (since 1989) และ sign เป็น Major หลังจากที่ก่อนหน้านี้เป็น Indies หลังจากอยู่ค่ายนี้ได้ร่วมแสดงใน Extasy Summit เป็นวงก่อนสุดท้าย ซึ่งวงสุดท้ายต้องเป็น X Japan อย่างแน่นอน เนื่องจากเป็นวงประธาน การลำดับวงในครั้งนี้ แสดงให้เห็นถึงคุณภาพ, ความสามารถ และกระแสนิยม ของวง Zi:Kill ซึ่งโดยทั่วไป การลำดับวงของทุกที่ รวมถึงใน the United States วงที่มีแฟนเพลงมาก หรือวงที่ทุกคนรอคอยที่จะชม จะถูกไว้เป็นวงหลังสุด

== หลังจาก Zi:Kill ==

Yukihiro มือกลองคนที่ 2 ของวง ออกไปอยู่วง Die in Cries และปัจจุบันอยู่ L’Arc~en~Ciel

Tetsu มือกลองคนที่ 3 ของวง ไปเล่นให้ D’erlanger ซึ่ง Re-Union ในปี 2007 และยังคงเป็นวงอยู่จนถึงปัจจุบัน

Tusk ได้ออกงานเดี่ยว เป็น Single มี 3 เพลง ชื่อว่า Tusk 3 Songs โดยมี เพลงดังนี้
1. Cast
2. Go in More and More
3. Warning from Stardust

คำว่า Stardust มาจากนิตยสารทางการของวง Zi:Kill และยังเป็นชื่อ Fan-club หละงจาก The Off

Tusk ยังเป็นนักร้องให้อลบัมหนึ่งของวง Amnesia และเป็นผู้แต่งเนื้อเพลงทั้งหมด หละงจากนั้นเขาได้ย้ายไปเล่นให้ The Slut Banks ซึ่งเป็นวงที่มี Concept เกี่ยวกับ Zombie


Amnesia album of Amnesia; Vocal and Lyrics by Tusk

งานที่เด่น ๆ ของคนในวงคือ วง Craze ที่ Seiichi และ Tetsu ไปอยู่หลังจาก D’erlanger วง Craze เปลี่ยนนักร้องถึง 4 ครั้ง และคนที่ 4 หรือคนสุดท้ายคือ Tusk ซึ่ง Tusk ยอมเลิกเล่นให้ The Slut Banks เพลงมาช่วยสมาชิกวงเดิม แต่การตัดสินใจของเขา ที่ว่าเขาอยากออกจาก Music Industry และจะเลิกร้องเพลง ทำให้วง Craze ต้องแยกวง แต่ภายหลัง เมื่อเขากลับมาร้องเพลงอีกครั้ง เป็นงานเดี่ยว คือ Shinjuku Shin’on Kai (新宿心音会) และใช้ชื่อจริงของเขาว่า Hiroshi Itaya (板谷祐) การตัดสินใจกลับเข้าวงการของ Tusk ในครั้งนี้ ทำให้แฟนเพลงบางส่วนไม่พอใจ เพราะ Craze ต้องแยกวงอย่างไม่มีเหตุอันควร

The Slut Banks รวมตัวอีกครั้งในวันส่งท้ายปีเก่าของปี ค.ศ. 2007 โดยมีสมาชิกคือ Tusk (Vocal), Stone Stmac (Guitar), Duck-Lee (Duck-T) (Bass), Honey Bee Garden (Drums) และ official site ของ The Slut Banks คือ http://www.slutbanks.jp/


รูป The Slut Banks สมัย Reunion ปลายปี 2007

Ken Zi:Kill ซึ่งเป็นคนเขียนเพลงหลักของ Zi:Kill ได้ออกงานเดียวหลายอัลบั้ม เช่น เริ่มจากการเปลี่ยน Style ที่ค่อนข้างเน้นหนักไปทาง Guitar Solo และ Techno Mix คืออลบัม Joke อลบัมนี้ทำขึ้นในสมัยสุดท้ายของ Zi:Kill และยังมีการโฆษณาหลังปก เพื่อขาย Rocket ของ Zi:Kill ด้วย เมื่อ Zi:Kill แยกวง Ken ได้ทำงาน Techno ร่วมกับ Yukihiro ซึ่งเป็นมือกลองคนที่ 2 ของวง Zi:Kill ในอลบัม The Hip Grind Man และ Eby Chan ยังเล่นให้กลองในเพลงที่ไม่ใช่ Techno เช่น “Do You Believe In Magic” อลบัมนี้เป็นแผ่นเพลงที่มาจาก DVD ที่ชื่อ “Hula Hoop” หลังจากสองอลบัมแรก Ken Zi:Kill ได้เปลี่ยนแนวเพลงของตนเองกลายเป็นเพลง pop ในงาน Solo ของเขา คือ Who am I?, Missile, Drill และ Boy ต่อมาทำวงใหม่คือ Cry Baby และ Vast นอกจากนี้ยังเป็น co-producer ให้วงในสังกัดที่ตนเองอยู่คือ Victor Entertainment และบริษัทในเครือคือ Speedstar Records เป็นค่ายเพลง pop กล่าวถึงงานเพลงของวง Cry Baby ซึ่งเริ่มแรกมีสมาชิกวง 4 คน และนักร้องคือ Fumi แต่ในช่วงท้ายของวง เหลือสมาชิกเพียง 2 คนคือ Ken Zi:Kill และ Ken Matsudaira คนคนนี้เป็นดาราและนักร้องชื่อดัง ใน theme ของ Japanese Tradition

งานที่ Ken ได้เป็น producer ให้ คืออลบัม Speed Ball ของ D.I.E. หลังจากนั้นเป็นสมาชิกวง Spread Beaver ซึ่งรู้จักกันในนามของ Hide (Hideto Matsumoto หรือ 松本秀人) นอกจากนี้ Ken ยังเล่นกีตาร์ และแต่งกีตาร์ส่วนใหญ่ของอลบัม Flower ของวง Visual Kei ที่ชื่อว่า Der Zibet เช่นกัน


รูปของเล่นใน Who am I? ; First pop album of Ken Zi:Kill

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Art and Carbon dioxide

I have watched a L’Arc en Ciel’s music video, My Heart Draws a Dream. Although I do not know Japanese language, I can read the meaning about saving the world environment through the music video.

This band and all people in the world should not just fight for the world environment, but they should start to do it by their hands. Or, I can say, they should do it first, then they ask other people to do it.

L’Arc en Ciel used bomb and fireworks for their shows. They also use real fire for one of their music video, Hitomi no Juunin. L’Arc en Ciel is not one group of people who should be blame. Many people in the world are spokesman, but they have never done anything that they asked for.

Artwork and music can be wonderful without hurting the environment. If all shows can stop using fire and fireworks, how much carbon dioxide can be reduced? I went to Guggenheim Museum around spring 2008, and I saw the artwork with fireworks and bomb. That hurt my mind and hurt all lives.

Let’s think how to change all old traditions in China, Indonesia, African, India and also my hometown, Thailand to stop making carbon dioxide.

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Sw Eden posts his Animation Video via Youtube

Sw Eden posts Video that he made in 2005 via Youtube.com in January 21, 2008.

This is the video of short part from Sw Eden’s fiction about Marilyn Manson and other members in the band; Tim Skold, Twiggy Ramirez, Zim Zum, Daisy Berkowitz and Ginger Fish.

The song in this Sw Eden’s animation video is from a Japaneses pop-rock band, L’Arc en Ciel.

View the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_OMweV2WP8

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