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12012 (イチニーゼロイチニ, ichi nī zero ichi ni) is a Japanese visual kei rock band. Formed in 2003 in Osaka Prefecture, the group centers its work around the concept of "madness inside a human" (人間の内面における狂気 ningen no naimen ni okeru kyōki). 12012 is also the penal code for the possession of a dangerous weapon in California. The group sometimes performs as "Kyōki Shoji" (凶器所持), which is a translation of that offense.
The band's musical style has changed over the years. Starting out as an alternative rock band with metal and punk influences, after the band's first album Play Dolls the band's music shifted to a more radio-friendly sound which could be described as pop-rock. After guitarist Suga left, the band slowly drifted back to heavier terrain. The band's current style could be described as alternative metal with progressive influences.

In 2007, the band performed the ending theme, Cyclone, to the Gonzo anime TV series, Romeo x Juliet, its single being released by Universal Music Japan on June 13, 2007. The group has also toured Japan on many occasions as well as performing at concerts in numerous international locations.

In September 2007, vocalist Miyawaki Wataru was arrested for assault on a woman. After a night of heavy drinking, it was reported he had tried to strangle a female acquaintance. It was resolved out of court, and the charges were later dropped. On October 17, 2007, Wataru posted an apology in his blog.

It was announced on their official website that guitarist Yūsuke Suga would be leaving the band on December 12 after the final concert of their "The Fangs of Killer「Seven」Sadness" tour. The band continued with the four remaining members.

In 2013 former support guitarist Shinichirou Saitou officially joined the band, and the year saw the release of two mini-albums: Deicida of Silence and The Swan. During February 10, 2014 the band announced a indefinite hiatus which would take place the same year on December 12. Later that year they also announced a mini-album XII which would be their last release before the indefinite hiatus.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
2006 PLAY DOLLs 3 3
2007 DIAMOND 4 2
2009 mar maroon 4 2
2010 SEVEN 4 3
2012 12012 4 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
2006 not obtain+1 Compilation 2
2013 LARVA Compilation 1
2013 PUPA Compilation 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
2003 depression sign 2
2004 Shudder 2
2005 SICK 1
2005 swallow 1
2006 Heart 3
2006 PISTOL 1
2006 2
2006 over.... 1
2007 CYCLONE 3
2007 SHINE 3
2008 MERRY GO WORLD 3
2008 太陽 3
2008 逢いたいから. . . . 3
2009 As 3
2009 Hallelujah 3
2009 薄紅と雨 3
2010 TATTOO 3
2010 THE PAIN OF CATASTROPHE 3
2012 CUNNING KILLER 1

EP

Year Title Rating Releases
2004 Increasingly 2
2004 ベルサレム 3
2004 Knight mare 2
2004 深~deep~ 3
2013 DEICIDA OF SILENCE 2
2013 THE SWAN 2
2014 XII 1

Other

Year Title Rating Releases
2004 水槽の中の彼女 1
2004 Ray ~左回りの懐中時計~ 1
2005 icy~cold city~ 1
2006 orion 1

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