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 (17) - Nil 2010 CDr
NIL (35) - Buried Alive 2020 File, FLAC
N.I.L - A Club Hopp'n Tale 2006 CDr, Single, Promo
Nil (8) - Quarante Jours Sur Le Sinai 2002 CD, Album
Nil (20) - The Covering Inferno 2004 CD, Mini-Album
Nil (12) - Gefährte Der Nacht 2008 CDr, EP
Nil (4) - Spy Vs Spy EP 2000 Vinyl, 12", White Label
Nil (17) - Nil 2010 Cassette
Nil (26) - Acheswollen Womb CDr
No Image Nil (3) - Can U? / Clean Headz 2001 Vinyl, 12"
No Image Nil (4) - Spy vs Spy EP 2000 Vinyl, 12"
Nil (3) - Can U? / Clean Headz 2001 Vinyl, 12", White Label, Promo
Nil (20) - Nil From Hell 2002 CD, Mini-Album
NIL (24) - Nil Nove Sub Sole 1995 Cassette
NIL (35) - Sense Offender Split 2021 File, FLAC
Nil (8) - Nil Novo Sub Sole 2005 CD, Album, Reissue
Nil (25) - Spirit In The Night 1990 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
NIL (29) - Non Music Vol. 2 (Heavy Metal Death Machine) 2020 File, FLAC
N.i.l. - Neglect.Forget.Remember 2011 CD, Mini-Album
Nil (20) - 12 Inplosion 2004 CD, Album
Nil (8) - Nil Novo Sub Sole 2005 CD, Album, Reissue
Nil (8) - Nil Novo Sub Sole 2005 CD, Album
Nil (8) - Quarante Jours Sur Le Sinai 2002 CD, Album
N.i.l. - N.i.l. 2007 CD, Album
Nil (4) - Scaling Factor / 3 Mile Radius 1999 Vinyl, 12", White Label
Nil (10) - Nil 1999 CD, Album
NIL (13) - Nilmonic Process 2012 Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM
Nil (2) - Le Mini Mini EP 2004 File, MP3
Nil (9) - The River Spring 2007 CD, Album
Nil (30) - Below The Line 2013 CD
Nil (8) - Quarante Jours Sur Le Sinai 2006 CD, Album, Reissue
No Image Nil (20) - Scherzo 2005 CD, Single
No Image Nil (3) - Can U? / Clean Headz 2001 Vinyl, 12"
Nil (17) - Nil 2010 CDr
Nil (27) - Something Out Of Nothing 2017 Cassette
Nil (2) - Comme Un (Presque) Printemps 2008 Vinyl, 12"
Nil (9) - Dirty 2010 CD, Album
NIL (35) - No Lower Place To Fall 2021 File, FLAC
Nil (34) - Gravity 2014 File, FLAC, Compilation
Nil (8) - Nil Novo Sub Sole 2005 CD, Album
Nil (4) - Spy Vs Spy EP 2000 Vinyl, 12", White Label
Nil Burak - Bizim Diyar 1981 Vinyl, LP
Nil Burak - Akdeniz Rüzgârı - Nil Burak '95 1995 CD, Album
Nil Lara - Bleeding 1996 CD, Promo
Nil Karaibrahimgil - Gel Aşka Gel (Kocan Kadar Konuş: Diriliş Orijinal Film Müziği) 2016 File, AAC, Single
Apteryx Nil - Between When, What And Where 2020 File, FLAC, Album
Nil Burak - Ya Mustafa (Potpori) - Canima Degsin Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
Nil Hartman - Ellipses 2016 File, FLAC, Mini-Album
Nil Karaibrahimgil - İyi Ki 2018 File, AAC, Single

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