Girugamesh (яп. ギルガメッシュ ) - a Japanese metal band, currently signed a contract with the label Danger Crue Records (with whom he worked such well-known groups such as MUCC and SID). The name of the team was in honor of Gilgamesh, the character Final Fantasy series of video games. Group success and provided a heavy yet melodic sound and social themes of the lyrics. Musicians are not afraid to take risks, every time introducing the audience something new, whether it be electronic elements or even pop music.
Girugamesh Group was established in 2003 in a suburb of Tokyo. However, the official year of creation is considered to be 2004, when the debut of the group in the current. The first live performance took place Girugamesh March 24, 2004 in "Motoyawata ROUTE14". At the same time they also presented their first demo tape, [kosaki uta] ~ kaijou kata releasing 100 copies. The group continued to tour Japan. At one of these concerts were distributed free recording songs "jelato" and "mikongyaku". Their label says GAINA-JAPAN and takes them under his wing. In August, the band released their first maxi-single, "Kaisen Sengen", which ranks 10th in the chart Oricon indie - a very successful event for such a young band.
October 27 release of the second edition of the single [kaisen sengen]. December 25 girugamesh released their second maxi-single [kuukyo no utsuwa] ~ kyosaku kata.
In late 2004 - early 2005, the band went on tour 2005 "fuyu no yukidoke tourou", and the final concert they spent with HenzeL group. In March recorded their live concert appeared on DVD for the first time. April 15 Girugamesh performed together with the Visual Kei band Marusa. The concert was dedicated to the output of the double CD, "Senyuu kyoutou uta", which came out five days later. The next month, they released their first mini-album “goku -shohan kata enban-”. In support of his band went on tour, which lasted from 29 May to 17 July. Concert July 17 was their first independent concert tickets for it were sold out completely. In September Girugamesh recorded a new single [Fukai no yami] -mayosake kata enban- and in October went to tour with Luvie group. The tour consisted of fourteen concerts and ended with a joint show. November 30, the band released two maxi-singles: "risei kairan" and the"honnou kaihou".
In February 2006, held their first headlining tour. The release of singleson 5 [Zero] -mukei kata enban-, a week later Girugamesh released the single “omae ni sasageru minikui koe”. Band's popularity continued to grow, and in September, the band released their first full-length album titled “13's reborn”. The first video presented to the public girugamesh was placed on one of the songs of this album -“Owari to mirai”.
In 2007, Girugamesh, together with other Japanese bands performed at the festival of the Japanese rock J-Rock Revolution, which took place in Los Angeles, USA. They warmly welcomed the audience, and soon the group visited Europe, was a performance in Germany. That summer was released a mini-album, “Reason of сrying” , and in December - self-titled "Girugamesh" album.
In January 2008, Girugamesh returned to Europe to give concerts in countries such as Germany, Finland, England, France and Sweden. In July, for the foreign fans on the band's website was opened the English version. In August, the band took part in the festival Wacken in Germany. November 5, released a new album called "MUSIC", where musicians demonstrated bold experiments with electronic sound. Regional versions of this CD sold in Europe and the United States. The album took 4 line chart Oricon. Autumn group performed in 47-prefectures in Japan.
2009 was for a group of very rich: in April they returned to the United States and performed at Sakura-Con in Seattle, and in May went on a European tour "CRAZY TOUR 09" IN EUROPE, in which first visited Russia, playing concerts in Moscow and St. Petersburg. After releasing three singles musicians went to another Japanese tour, and year completed the release of their fourth studio album, “NOW”.
In the first half of 2010, girugamesh released a new single, along with August A9(Alice Nine), DEAD END, MUCC, SADS, VAMPS and many other bands performed at one of Japan's largest JACK IN THE BOX festival. In October, during the final concert of the Japanese tour musicians presented fans several surprises: First, they announced the release of a new album, “GO”, and secondly, the European fans have pleased new tour WORLD TOUR 2011.
2011 year began to group the March concerts in Europe and Russia, but at the same time there was a strong earthquake in Japan. Musicians did not panic, and during the tour tried to raise some money for his stricken country. Returning home, they recorded the charity single "Pray", all proceeds of which went to charity. The group took part in the V-ROCK FESTIVAL'11, one of the most significant events in the world of J-rock'a.
2012 began with the release of DVD Gasien kouen "CHIBA" in February. In July, Girugamesh released a new single “Zecchou BANG!!” and in September - the single "Zantetsuken", which appeared on the Oricon charts for 3 line. This was followed by a lull of almost a year that the musicians explained the desire to find your way and see how they develop.
Fans kept in suspense until July 2013th when Girugamesh presented their new image and sound at the free concert "absolute 0 decision" for fan club members. In September, the band released the long-awaited new single "INCOMPLETE", which reached the 3 line chart Oricon. October 13th fans can watch online broadcast of the concert G # in Shibuya AX, which, in addition to the old songs, girugamesh presented and composition with the next album.
Surprise fans there was no limit, when there is information about the project of vocalist -"REDMAN". The single "Challenge the GAME" was released on 13 November and in December, the team played a small tour. However, this side project has not affected the activity of girugamesh.
November 26 musicians performed on a large rock festival "HUSH !! Full Band " 2013 Macao. The next day, I went on sale the album"MONSTER", soon took 2 line chart "Oricon". At the end of the year Girugamesh together with different groups participated in a series of concerts, for example, "devour act 3 -CHAOS-" and "GEKIROCK TOUR VOL.9".
Musicians have announced a national tour to promote the album, which was launched April 1, 2014 and covered 10 cities. February 20 Ryo drummer and guitarist Nii in his Twitter microblog officially announced that they are siblings. Musicians concealed it for 10 years. March 26 released the album compilation "LIVE BEST", containing the rearranged recording songs, often executed on live performances and previously unreleased song "Future". In May and June the band played in Europe in the tour girugamesh 2014 Europe tour "MONSTER". European tour kicked off in Moscow on May 24, and the next day the group visited concert and St. Petersburg. In June girugamesh started working on new songs. Release of mini-album "gravitation" is scheduled for September 24th. However, the group announced the national tour of "Gravitation", which will start in October and will continue in 2015.
2014 - the year of the celebration of a decade Girugamesh, the band announced the release of a special limited edition CD entitled "CORE BEST", which will be sold only in the Japanese concert tour Gravitation 2014-2015.
On May 2, 2016, girugamesh announced on their public Facebook page that they would be disbanding following their final show at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo on July 10, 2016. Although no specific reason was given, girugamesh has said that they are thankful for the many years they have been together, and for all their fan support. For girugamesh's final concert, the four band members performed for 3 hours and played over 35 songs. During the show, a sneak peek video revealing the release of a DVD box collector was shown on screen as announced on French media VerdamMnis Magazine : ″The box will include the farwell performance, which at the moment was simply outstanding, it will span the career of the band from its debut and will also contain exclusive footage from its very last tour which occurred in Europe in May of 2016″.
Ishikawa Satoshi - Vocal
Japanese rock musician. He is best known for being the vocalist and lyricist for the band. His lyrics focus on themes of war, prison, lies and betrayal.
- Birth Name: Ishikawa Satoshi (石川聡)
- Stage Name: Satoshi (左迅)
- Birthdate: October 13, 1984
- Blood Type: O
- Height: 168cm
- Benom (2001-2004)
- girugamesh (2004-2016)
- REDMAN (2013-)