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D'espairsRay (formerly stylized as DéspairsRay or +DéspairsRay+) was a Japanese visual kei rock band active from 1999 to 2011. The lineup of Hizumi on vocals, Karyu on guitar, Zero on bass and Tsukasa on drums remained the same, with the group having released four full-length records, three EPs and thirteen singles. Outside of Japan, D'espairsRay have toured Europe and North America and had domestic releases in those territories.

They performed at the Wacken Open Air festival in 2006, to several thousand people, and a second album, titled Mirror was released on April 11, 2007. They also performed during Jrock Revolution 2007 held on Memorial Weekend in Los Angeles, California. In 2008 they performed at the Taste of Chaos tour in the USA.

On March 11, 2009 their third album Redeemer was released. In the summer of 2010, the band had a world tour entitled Human-Clad Monsters in which they performed in Japan, the US, and Europe. After the last show of the tour, on December 30, the band went on an indefinite hiatus so Hizumi could recover from a rare throat condition. However, on June 15, 2011 D'espairsRay announced that they had no choice but to disband, due to Hizumi's health having no recovery in sight. D'espairsRay reunited for a one-night performance on July 29, 2014.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 [Coll:set] D'espairsRay 5 3
2007 MIRROR D'espairsRay 3 3
2009 REDEEMER D'espairsRay 4
2010 MONSTERS D'espairsRay 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 IMMORTAL D'espairsRay 2
2011 antique D'espairsRay 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 蜘蛛 D'espairsRay 2
2001 眩-genwaku-惑 D'espairsRay 2
2001 Sixth TERRORS D'espairsRay 1
2002 檻の中で見る夢 D'espairsRay 2
2003 MaVERiCK D'espairsRay 5 2
2003 Gärnet D'espairsRay 3 2
2004 Gemini D'espairsRay 2
2006 凍える夜に咲いた花 D'espairsRay 1
2007 Squall D'espairsRay 3 1
2008 BRILLIANT D'espairsRay 1
2008 KAMIKAZE D'espairsRay 1
2008 HORIZON D'espairsRay 1
2009 FINAL CALL D'espairsRay 2
2010 LOVE IS DEAD D'espairsRay 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Terrors D'espairsRay 2 2
2002 SEXUAL BEAST D'espairsRay 3.5 2
2004 BORN D'espairsRay 5 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 さくら D'espairsRay 2
2000 RAZØR D'espairsRay 1

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