DUSTZ

DUSTZ
DUSTZ was formed around vocalist Ray in October 2005 with his friends from childhood at a French international school. They launched their live performanceoriented activities mainly performing mixture rock full of street sense that passionately renders their enthusiasm for music. Striking out by integrating Frenchspeaking rap into their music the band rapidly expanded their fan base by word of mouth performing successful oneband shows even in their early days. And so they made their muchawaited indie debut with Future which marked 2 on Tower Records indie chart and 18 on Japan Countdown attracting attention among music fans. Second indie single Lapis lazuli released in February 2009 won 1 on Tower Records indie chart which was a dream come true. On May 27 2009 DUSTZ released their major debut single Break amp Peace ending theme of TV anime Sengoku BASARA. Soon after they were invited to a French music festival and became the first Japanese band to make a street performance a success attracting thousands of people. The success continued with the release of second single Brilliant Day used in TV drama Oretachiwa Tenshida NO ANGEL NO LUCK on October 7. 2010 saw the departure of the drummer making DUSTZ a band of three halfJapanese halfFrench descent members namely vocalist Ray guitarist KenT and bassist Gus. In December that year they premiered a new keyvisual made by three worldrenowned creative directors Joji Kojima Noritaka Tatehana and Koji Shiouchi. Its sensual yet sublime artwork caused sensation in music and fashion industries alike. On April 6 2011 DUSTZ released their muchawaited new single entitled Criez which was their first in a year and a half. With French English and Japanese languages crisscrossing the tune its newgeneration hybrid rock sound that no one had ever experienced spread around the globe as the first shout of the renewed DUSTZ. On May 21 DUSTZ announced that they would be making the opening theme of BLOODC a highprofile TV anime famous as the collaborative project of CLAMP and Production I.G. Vocalist Ray has also been appearing in various topical films and dramas as actor Ray Fujita. He is currently acting in Les Misrables the 100th anniversary gala of the Imperial Garden Theater. Dustzs first album Trois was released by Epic Records Japan on December 14 2011 source: DUSTZ official website