Gazette was founded on March 10th, 2002 by Uruha, Reita (both formerly of Karasu, Ma'die Kussë, L'ie:Chris, and Kar+te=zyAnose), Ruki (formerly of Mikoto, Ma'die Kussë, L'ie:Chris, and Kar+te=zyAnose), Aoi (former Mervilles and Artia guitarist), and ex-drummer Yune (formerly of La'DeathtopiA, Mervilles, Artia, and Vall'na racill), and current drummer, Kai.
In April 2002 they released their first single "Wakaremichi", and two videotapes, released again two months later in a second press. During August and September they released two singles and a VHS. At this time Matina was their record label. They gave their first one-man in the October 2002. In early 2003, Yune decided to leave the band. Kai, the ex-drummer of Mareydi†Creia replaced him. In March 2003 they joined the PS Company label.
In May they released their first mini-album, Cockayne Soup, as well as starting their first tour, together with Hanamuke. Apart from their tour collaboration, the band also made two songs with Hanamuke. They managed the second tour together with Vidoll. The music magazine Cure published an edition with Vidoll and Gazette together on the cover picture.
In early December they played a Two-Man-Show beside deadman. December 28 they performed on the Beauti-fool's Fest '03. The event, organized by the music magazine Fool's Mate, included Kra, lab., Gullet, Pink Halleluja, Gazette, deadman, Miyavi, DéspairsRay, Daigo Stardust, Merry and MUCC in their line-up. On January 16, 2004 they produced their first One-Man-Show, recorded and afterwards released as the "Tokyo saihan ~JUDGMENT DAY~ 2004.1.16 SHIBUYA-AX LIVE DVD". The day of the DVD release (28.04.2004) created a foundation for the official Gazette fanclub. March 30, 2004 they released the MADARA mini-album, reaching to #2 on the Oricon Indie Charts. On August 25 they released the "Heisei Banka" concert DVD, previously recorded on the April 23.
In May they released their first PV-DVD "MADARA", which contained the 6 PVs including the "Making ofs....." of the "MADARA" mini-album. During September and October they set another tour together with fellow PS Company bands Kra and Bis (Bis later left PS Company in 2005 and joined FREE-WILL).
On October 13, 2004 they released their first full-length album "Disorder" , listed in the top 5 of the Oricon Daily Charts.
In early August of 2005, Gazette released the "Gama" mini-album. The maxi-single "Cassis" was released later in the year.
Their second full album, "Nil", released on February 8, 2006, included a special first-press edition and a regular-press edition. Gazette's latest standing tour, 「Nameless Liberty.Six Guns...」, started in February of 2006.
Height: 162cm (5'3")
Fav. colours: red, black, purple, silver
Fav. animals: dogs (Chihuahua), cats
Fav. season: Winter, because he says he can make lots of songs during winter.
Facts: Likes shopping and renting movies. Dislikes peppers and strawberries. Likes to drink Kirin Koiwai Apple.
Height: 177cm (5'8")
Fav. colours: purple, black, grey/silver
Fav. animals: dogs, penguins, ducks, polar bears
Fav. season: Spring
Perfume: Gucci Rush and Blvgari
Facts: Collects rings and perfume. Enjoys bowling and soccer. Likes to drink Smirnoff. Is the uncle of two nephews. Thinks he looks smart in glasses. Dislikes eating olives.
Equipment: ESP Japan's signature models
Guitar playing: Uruha is the lead guitarist of the band and thus plays almost every guitar solos in their songs. His guitar playing can be heard through the right side speaker.
Birthday: January 20th, 1979
Height: 171cm (5'7")
Fav. colours: white, black
Fav. animals: dogs,cats,etc
Fav. season: Winter
Perfume: Bvlgari, Davidoff, Sculpture, Samourai
Facts: Likes Asahi super dry (coffee) and collects sunglasses, cologne and accessories. Enjoys surfing and kendo. Doesn't own a refridgerator.
Equipements: ESP Japan's signature models, K-Yairi.
Guitar playing: Although considered as being the rythme guitarist of the band, as his guitar playing is heard throught the left speaker, Aoi also plays solos for some of the band's songs such as the closing solo of the song ' Cassis'.
Height: 171cm (5'7")
Fav. colours: red, white, purple
Fav. movie: FACE OFF
Fav. season: Spring
Perfume: seldom uses any (recently Bvlgari)
Facts: Likes to drink "Lifeguard", read Initial D comics and collect anything that has to do with Sex Pistol. Dislikes vegetables, very sweet stuff and Kai's cooking.
Height: 172cm (5'7")
Birthplace: Prefers New Jersey (but he actually comes from Tokushima)
Fav. colours: black, red, white, green, silver, gold
Fav. animals: dogs, tiger, crocodiles
Fav. season: Winter, because he likes Christmas.
Perfume: Jaaguer, Scuplture, Blue for Men
Facts: Disikes eggplants. Enjoys soccer and cooking. Likes to drink apple juice. Makes all of the band member's lunches. Likes to collect Zippos.
>>COCKAYNE SOUP ( 28 May 2003 ) Mini Album
-beautiful 5 [shit]ers
-32 (32 koukei no kenjuu)
-(Shiawase na hibi)
-(haru ni chirikeri, mi wa kareru de gozaimasu)
>>(Akuyuukai) ( 25 June 2003 ) Mini Album
-(oni no men)
-(waifu (wife)) (new recording)
>>superumarugariita (Super Margarita)) ( 30 July 03 ) Mini Album
-LINDA candydive Pinky heaven~
-(burakku supanko-ru gyangu (Black Span call Gang))
-(wakaremichi) (new recording)
>>(Hankou Seimeibun) ( 1 October 2003 ) Mini Album
-THE MURDER'S TV
-(kore de yokattan desu)
>>MADARA ( 30 March 2004 ) Mini Album
-MAD MARBLE HELL VISION
-(shiikureta haru, kawarenu haru)
-(anata no tame no kono inochi)
>>DISORDER ( 13 October 2004 ) Album
-THE $OCIAL RIOT MACHINE$
-(Zakurogata no yuuutsu)
-7?8? (Shichigatsu youka)
>>(Gama) ( 3 August 2005 ) Mini Album
-Katherine in the trunk
>>NIL ( 8 February 2006 ) Album
-Nausea & Shudder
-(Namaatatakai ame to zaratsuita jounetsu)
-SILLY GOD DISCO
>>(Dainihon itan geishateki nomiso kaiten zekkyo ongenshu) ( 3 May 2006 ) A compilation of 'COCKAYNE SOUP', 'akuyuukai' and 'Super Margarita'
-beautiful 5 [shit]ers
-32 koukei no kenjuu
-shiawase na hibi
-haru ni chirikeri, mi wa kareru de gozaimasu
-oni no men
-LINDA~candydive Pinky heaven~
-Black Span call Gang
-FILM BUG I ( 7 June 2006 ) DVD
-Madara PV ( 26 May 2004 ) DVD
-Judgement Day ( 28 April 2004 ) DVD