Visual Kei Artists

Created by Frog on 11 maj 2019 | Senast ändrad av Frog 16 okt 2021
Visual Kei Artists

Visual kei is a movement among Japanese musicians which emerged in the 80s as a part of the underground scene. Its most notable characteristics are the artists’ emphasis on aesthetics, and the aim to express themselves not just musically, but also visually—hence the name.

Musical genres which have notably influenced the music of VK include glam rock, punk rock, gothic rock, heavy metal and symphonic metal.

This list also features non-Japanese visual-kei artists.

Pictured: SCREW

1. A9 Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  japanska, engelska

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  japanska, engelska

Popular songs:  Desert RoseStrengthFreedom

3. Acid Black Cherry Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Alternative

Språk:  japanska, engelska

4. ACME Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  japanska

Country:  Japan

Genrer:  Anime, Rock

Språk:  japanska

6. Aiolin Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

7. amber gris Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  japanska

Popular songs:  The sad thingsthe Oaththis cloudy

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Pop-Rock

Språk:  japanska, engelska

9. BRIDEAR Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  engelska, japanska

Popular songs:  RemedyMarginal Lie

10. BUCK-TICK Artist

Country:  Japan

Genrer:  Gothic/Darkwave, Rock

Språk:  japanska, engelska

11. Cali Gari Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Alternative

Språk:  japanska

12. Cross Vein Artist

Country:  Japan

Språk:  japanska

Popular songs:  forget-me-notHidden StarRed Star

13. D'espairsray Artist

Country:  Japan

Genrer:  Alternative, Metal

Språk:  japanska, engelska

14. DADAROMA Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  japanska, engelska

15. DE/CLIO Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  japanska

16. DELUHI Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Metalcore/Hardcore

Språk:  japanska

Popular song:  HYBRID TRUTH

17. DEZERT Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  japanska

18. Diaura Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Pop-Rock

Språk:  japanska, engelska

19. DIE/MAY Artist

Country:  Finland

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  engelska, japanska

20. DIMLIM Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Metal

Språk:  japanska

21. DIR EN GREY Artist

Country:  Japan

Genrer:  Metal, Metalcore/Hardcore, Rock

Språk:  japanska, engelska

22. DOLL$BOXX Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  japanska

Popular songs:  Take My ChanceHERODoll's Box

23. Dolly (Japan) Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  japanska

24. DOPPEL Artist

Country:  Japan

Språk:  japanska

Popular songs:  MOONLIGHT xxxxeggknockAnemθne

25. Exist † Trace Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  japanska, engelska

26. Gackt Artist

Country:  Japan

Genrer:  Classical, Rock, Metal, Pop-Rock

Språk:  japanska, engelska

27. Galneryus Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Metal

Språk:  engelska, japanska

28. Ganglion Artist

Country:  Japan

Språk:  japanska

29. GARDEN (Visual Kei) Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  japanska

30. girugamesh Artist

Country:  Japan

Genrer:  Metal, Metalcore/Hardcore, Industrial

Språk:  japanska

Popular songs:  Kowarete iku sekaiDrainCrying Rain

31. glamscure Artist

Country:  Japan

Genrer:  Metal, Rock

Språk:  japanska

32. GLAY Artist

Country:  Japan

Genrer:  Alternative, Punk, Rock

Språk:  japanska, engelska, franska

Popular songs:  ANGELUSWill Be KingRAIN

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  japanska

Popular songs:  Everlasting DreamMizerable

35. Jinkaku Radio Artist

Country:  Japan

Genrer:  Metal, Punk, Rock

Språk:  japanska

Popular song:  赤い靴 (akai kutsu)

36. Jupiter Artist

Country:  Japan

Genrer:  Metal, Rock

Språk:  japanska, engelska

37. Kamijo Artist

Country:  Japan

Genrer:  Metal, Rock

Språk:  japanska, engelska

38. Kaya (Japan) Artist

Country:  Japan

Genrer:  Electropop, Pop

Språk:  japanska

Popular songs:  Chocolat夢路 (Yumeji)

39. Kiryu Artist

Country:  Japan

Genrer:  Metal, Rock

Språk:  japanska

40. Kizu Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Metal

Språk:  japanska

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  japanska

42. L'Arc-en-Ciel Artist

Country:  Japan

Genrer:  Alternative, Rock

Språk:  japanska, engelska

43. Lareine Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  japanska

44. LEZARD Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  engelska, japanska

45. Libravel Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  japanska

Country:  Japan

Genrer:  Metal, Rock

Språk:  japanska

Popular songs:  LINDedicate to GraveyardCross Pageant

47. Masqued Liar Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  japanska

Popular song:  I miss you… Liar

48. Matenrou Opera Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  japanska, engelska

49. MALICE MIZER Artist

Country:  Japan

Genrer:  Alternative, Gothic/Darkwave, Rock

Språk:  japanska, franska

50. Moi Dix Mois Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Hard Rock

Språk:  japanska

51. Mejibray Artist

Country:  Japan

Genrer:  Alternative, Rock, Metal

Språk:  japanska, tyska

52. MUCC Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Pop-Rock

Språk:  japanska, engelska

53. Plastic Tree Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Alternative

Språk:  japanska

54. POIDOL Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  japanska

55. Nocturnal Bloodlust Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Metalcore/Hardcore

Språk:  engelska, japanska

Popular songs:  銃創 (Juso)Bury MeDESPERATE

56. Schwarz Stein Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Gothic/Darkwave

Språk:  japanska

Popular songs:  TestamentTranscient

57. SCREW Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  japanska

58. Shuuen NO Rasetsu Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Metal

59. SID Artist

Country:  Japan

Genrer:  Hard Rock, Rock

Språk:  japanska

60. SuG Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  japanska, engelska

Popular songs:  SICK'SBLACK赤春 (Sekishun)

61. The GazettE Artist

Country:  Japan

Genrer:  Metal, Metalcore/Hardcore, Rock

Språk:  japanska, engelska

Popular songs:  UGLYBLINDING HOPEDOGMA

62. Versailles Artist

Country:  Japan

Genrer:  Metal, Rock

Språk:  japanska, engelska

63. vistlip Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  japanska, engelska

64. X Japan Artist

Country:  Japan

Genrer:  Metal, Metalcore/Hardcore

Språk:  engelska, japanska

Popular songs:  Endless rainTearsX

65. Yousei Teikoku Artist

Country:  Japan

Genrer:  Anime, Electronica, Gothic/Darkwave, Metal

Språk:  japanska, engelska, latin

67. sukekiyo Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  japanska, engelska

68. LIPHLICH Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  japanska

Popular song:  Maslow Mansion

69. Lacroix Despheres Artist

Country:  Japan

Genre:  Metal

Språk:  japanska

70. Xaa Xaa Artist

Country:  Japan

Genrer:  Metal, Rock

Språk:  japanska

71. Synk;yet Artist

Country:  Japan

Språk:  japanska

Popular songs:  GrimoireBlessing RainHysteric Moon

72. MaleRose Artist

Country:  Thailand

Genre:  Metal

Språk:  thailändska

73. Lilith (China) Artist

Country:  Kina

Genre:  Metal

Språk:  kinesiska, japanska

Popular songs:  Spring SnowCrimson PsycheLegacy

74. SadaProject Artist

Country:  Argentina

Genre:  Metal

Språk:  spanska

75. Madmans Esprit Artist

Country:  Syd-Korea

Genrer:  Gothic/Darkwave, Metal

Språk:  koreanska, engelska, tyska, japanska

76. ms. isohp romatem Artist

Country:  Syd-Korea

Genre:  Rock

Språk:  engelska, koreanska

77. VOID Artist

Country:  Syd-Korea

Genre:  Metal

Språk:  koreanska, engelska

78. Silver Ash (Band) Artist

Country:  Kina

Genrer:  Pop, Pop-Rock, Rock, Rock 'n' Roll

Språk:  kinesiska

79. Dirt Angel Artist

Country:  Frankrike

Genre:  Metal

Språk:  franska

Popular songs:  Too StrangeTourmentsImages

80. Closer (France) Artist

Country:  Frankrike

Genre:  Metal

Språk:  franska

Popular song:  Crystal+Nihil

Kommentarer
Zarya MoonwolfZarya Moonwolf    Lör, 11/05/2019 - 17:40

Do you know what the first ever Visual Kei bad was:

FrogFrog    Sön, 12/05/2019 - 09:00

I only know that X Japan is said to have invented the name, and some of the first bands to catch on were Buck Tick, Color, and D'erlanger.

FrogFrog    Lör, 26/09/2020 - 13:05

Added. Thank you! Regular smile

FrogFrog    Lör, 06/02/2021 - 09:11

Added, thanks! Regular smile

FrogFrog    Lör, 16/10/2021 - 06:50

Thank you, I'll add them!