Versailles

Versailles (known as Versailles -Philharmonic Quintet- in the United States) is a Japanese visual kei metal band formed in 2007 by vocalist Kamijo and guitarist Hizaki. After recruiting bassist Jasmine You, drummer Yuki and guitarist Teru, they performed their first show on June 23. Their key characteristics are their Rococo-esque costumes, dueling guitars and heavy but melodic arrangements. The group gained a significant worldwide following soon after forming as their debut EP Lyrical Sympathy (2007), released by Kamijo's own label Sherow Artist Society, received a simultaneous European release and they performed in Europe and the United States the following year. Their first full-length album, Noble released in 2008, was also released in North America in 2009.

Versailles signed to major label Warner Music Japan in mid-2009, however, on August 9, days after announcing he would be suspending activities for health reasons, Jasmine You died. Their major debut album Jubilee (2010) was completed with Hizaki performing the unfinished bass tracks. They went on a world tour that took them to Latin America and Europe and ended with new bassist Masashi officially joining. 2011 began with the whole band starring in their own television show titled Onegai Kanaete Versailles (おねがいかなえてヴェルサイユ, lit. "Fulfill My Wish Versailles"), that ran from January to March. Their third album Holy Grail (2011) was their highest charting, reaching number 12 on the Oricon, and was supported by their second world tour. On July 20, 2012, Versailles announced they would be stopping all activities at the end of the year. They released their last album, the self-titled Versailles, on September 26 and after a short tour, performed their last concert at NHK Hall on December 20. The band resumed activities at a concert on December 28, 2015 at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo.

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
Versailles (3) - Prince & Princess 2008 CD, Maxi-Single
Versailles (3) - Versailles 2012 CD, Album, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC
Versailles (3) - A Noble Was Born In Chaos 2008 CD, Maxi-Single, Limited Edition
Versailles (2) - Broken Dolls 2008 CD, Album
Versailles (3) - Holy Grail 2011 CD, Album, DVD, Limited Edition
Versailles (7) - 1976-1991 2013 CD, Album
Versailles (7) - Dust & Chocolate 2010 CDr, Album
Versailles (3) - Jubilee -Method Of Inheritance- 2010 CD, Album
Versailles (3) - Best Album 2009-2012 Anthologie 2013 CD, Compilation
Versailles (3) - Lineage ~薔薇の末裔~ 2017 CD, EP, Limited Edition
Versailles (3) - Prince & Princess 2009 CD, Maxi-Single, Limited Edition
Versailles (3) - Ascendead Master 2009 CD, Maxi-Single, Limited Edition
Versailles (3) - Versailles 2008 Official Calendar Special Dvd 2007 DVDr
Versailles (3) - Lyrical Sympathy 2007 CD, Mini-Album, DVD, DVD-Video
Versailles (3) - Lyrical Sympathy -Live- 2010 CD, EP
Versailles (6) - Don Giovanni 1992 CD, Album
Versailles (3) - Prince & Princess 2008 CD, Maxi-Single, Limited Edition
Versailles (3) - Lineage ~薔薇の末裔~ 2017 CD, EP, Limited Edition
No Image Versailles - Karl / Elder 1997 Vinyl, 7", Limited Edition
Versailles (3) - DESCENDANT OF THE ROSE ファンクラブ限定会報DVD VOL.1 2012 DVDr, Promo
Versailles (5) - Versailles 1989 Vinyl, LP, Album
Versailles (3) - Noble 2008 CD, Album, DVD, Limited Edition
Versailles (3) - Philia 2011 CD, Maxi-Single, DVD, Limited Edition
Versailles (3) - Rose 2012 CD, Single
Versailles (3) - The Revenant Choir 2007 CD, Limited Edition, Single
Versailles (3) - 2016.08.07 sun. Maihama Amphitheater - Special Talk Session 2016 CD, Promo
Versailles (3) - Ascendead Master 2009 CD, Maxi-Single, Limited Edition, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC
Versailles (3) - Chateau de Versailles at Nippon Budokan 2017 DVD, DVD-Video, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition
Versailles (3) - Jubilee -Method Of Inheritance- 2010 CD, Album
Versailles (6) - La Cathédrale Du Temps 1990 CD, Album
Versailles (3) - Ascendead Master 2009 CD, Maxi-Single
Versailles (3) - Noble 2009 CD, Album, Reissue
Versailles (3) - Destiny -The Lovers- 2010 CD, Maxi-Single, DVD, Limited Edition
Versailles (3) - Rose 2012 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, Box Set, Limited Edition, Numbered
Versailles (3) - Noble -Live- 2010 CD, Album
Versailles (3) - Nippon Budokan - 2017.2.14 Tue. - Premium DVD 2017 DVD, DVD-Video, Special Edition
Versailles (3) - Chateau De Versailles 2009 DVD
Versailles (7) - Vrslls/Ep 2014 CDr, EP
Versailles (2) - Live Your Life 2003 CD, Album
Versailles (3) - 「Jubilee」自主盤倶楽部購入特典Dvd 2010 DVDr, Promo
Versailles (7) - Noway 2012 CDr, Mini-Album
Versailles (2) - Believe 2005 CD, EP
Versailles (3) - Noble 2008 CD, Album, DVD, DVD-Video
Versailles (6) - Le Trésor De Valliesres 1994 CD, Album
Versailles (3) - Prince & Princess 2009 CD, Maxi-Single, Limited Edition
Versailles (7) - Pointers 2015 CD, Album, Limited Edition
Versailles (3) - The Revenant Choir 2007 CD, Single, Enhanced
Versailles (3) - Best Album 2009-2012 Anthologie 2013 CD, Compilation
Versailles (3) - 9th Anniversary Premium Show Case Backstage Shots 2016 DVD, DVD-Video, Limited Edition
Versailles (3) - Holy Grail 自主盤倶楽部購入特典 2011 DVDr, Promo

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