Nil

Nil (stylized as nil) is a Japanese rock band that was formed in 1998 by Tetsu Takano (ex-Malice Mizer, ex-Mega8Ball, ex-Zigzo, The JuneJulyAugust), Hiroyuki Kashimoto and Kyoshi Moro. The original intent of Nil was to become Tetsu's solo unit and even though it has become a full-fledged band, all lyrics and songwriting has been solely handled by Tetsu. The band only lasted briefly during its first incarnation and went on hiatus by the end of 1998. It would not resurface until the middle of 2002 when they would start recording again and Tetsu formed his own record label, Afro Skull Records. The name "Nil" literally means "absolute zero" and as an acronym refers to "native irreligious language".

In 2005, Nil had many setbacks which resulted in the departure of founding members Kashimoto and Moro who both left the band on January 10, 2005, the last day of the "Touring Inferno" tour. Eventually replacement drummer Furuton (ex-Oblivion Dust, ex-Mega8Ball support) left the band after only 6 months. By the end of 2005 Nil finally settled down with the addition of Masaru Kobayashi (ex-Soy Sauce Sonix, ex-Sads, The Cro-Magnons) on bass and Kazama Hiroyuki (ex-Fantastic Designs) on drums.

In the years since resuming activities, Nil has recorded and released 5 full albums, 7 mini albums, 1 cover album, 1 live album, 1 compilation album, 3 singles, 2 fan-club only CDs and 8 DVDs. Tetsu has claimed that Nil is his life's work and despite some bumps in the road he has showed no signs of slowing down with his music and the band Nil.

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
NIL NIL - NIL NIL 2017 CD, EP, Limited Edition, Promo
Nil (26) - Acheswollen Womb CDr
Nil (8) - Nil Novo Sub Sole 2005 CD, Album
No Image Nil (20) - Scherzo 2005 CD, Single
Nil (20) - Nil From Hell 2002 CD, Mini-Album
Nil (8) - Nil Novo Sub Sole 2005 CD, Album
Nil (8) - Quarante Jours Sur Le Sinai 2006 CD, Album, Reissue
Nil (3) - Can U? / Clean Headz 2001 Vinyl, 12", White Label, Promo
No Image Nil (4) - Spy vs Spy EP 2000 Vinyl, 12"
NIL (29) - Non Music Vol. 2 (Heavy Metal Death Machine) 2020 File, FLAC
Nil (4) - Spy Vs Spy EP 2000 Vinyl, 12", White Label
Nil (12) - Gefährte Der Nacht 2008 CDr, EP
Nil (2) - Le Mini Mini EP 2004 File, MP3
Nil (4) - Spy Vs Spy EP 2000 Vinyl, 12", White Label
N.I.L - A Club Hopp'n Tale 2006 CDr, Single, Promo
NIL (35) - No Lower Place To Fall 2021 File, FLAC
Nil (9) - Dirty 2010 CD, Album
Nil (20) - The Covering Inferno 2004 CD, Mini-Album
Nil (34) - Gravity 2014 File, FLAC, Compilation
Nil (30) - Below The Line 2013 CD
Nil (4) - Scaling Factor / 3 Mile Radius 1999 Vinyl, 12", White Label
Nil (20) - 12 Inplosion 2004 CD, Album
Nil (17) - Nil 2010 Cassette
Nil (17) - Nil 2010 CDr
NIL (35) - Buried Alive 2020 File, FLAC
No Image Nil (3) - Can U? / Clean Headz 2001 Vinyl, 12"
Nil (8) - Nil Novo Sub Sole 2005 CD, Album, Reissue
Nil (9) - The River Spring 2007 CD, Album
Nil (2) - Comme Un (Presque) Printemps 2008 Vinyl, 12"
Nil (8) - Quarante Jours Sur Le Sinai 2002 CD, Album
No Image Nil (3) - Can U? / Clean Headz 2001 Vinyl, 12"
Nil (17) - Nil 2010 CDr
Nil (8) - Quarante Jours Sur Le Sinai 2002 CD, Album
Nil (27) - Something Out Of Nothing 2017 Cassette
N.i.l. - N.i.l. 2007 CD, Album
Nil (8) - Nil Novo Sub Sole 2005 CD, Album, Reissue
Nil (25) - Spirit In The Night 1990 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
NIL (35) - Sense Offender Split 2021 File, FLAC
NIL (13) - Nilmonic Process 2012 Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM
Nil (10) - Nil 1999 CD, Album
NIL (24) - Nil Nove Sub Sole 1995 Cassette
N.i.l. - Neglect.Forget.Remember 2011 CD, Mini-Album
Nil Karaibrahimgil - Nil FM 2004 Cassette, Album
Nil Burak - İki Elim Yakanda 1981 Cassette, Album
Nil Miserans - Nil Miserans 2017 Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered
Nil Moliner - Bailando En La Batalla 2020 CD, Album
Julien Nil - Un Idiot D'Amour 1981 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
Nil Burak - Yalnızım Ben 2012 CD, Album
Nil Karaibrahimgil - Vah ki Ne Vah 2017 File, AAC, Single
Nil Burak - Bir Eski Şarkı / Birisine, Birisine 1977 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo

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