Formed in 2003, exist†trace is one of Japan’s first all-female Visual Kei rock bands.
Along with multiple tours of Japan, exist†trace has performed twice in Europe, making appearances in Berlin, Helsinki, Moscow, Paris, London, and Barcelona. In 2009, the band performed at the 2-day V-ROCK FESTIVAL in Chiba, Japan.
In November 2010, exist†trace released their album “TWIN GATE” in Japan and America, followed by their first American live show for 3000 fans at Sakura-Con in Seattle in April
2011. In June of the same year, they made their major-label début with the “TRUE” EP on Tokuma Japan, and released a second 5-song EP “THE LAST DAYBREAK” in October 2011.
In March 2012, exist†trace performed their first live-house tour of America, playing New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh (Hard Rock Cafe), and a special 1000-person show at Japanese culture event Tekkoshocon.
In April 2012, exist†trace’s “I feel you” was selected as the main theme for Olympic champion Nadeshiko Japan’s official guidebook. Their first full-length major-label album “VIRGIN” was released May 23, 2012.
In June, 2012, over 27,000 viewers from around the world tuned in to Nico Nico Douga and American-based counterpart NicoNico.com to watch exist†trace’s live-show event “Just Like a Virgin” from Tokyo’s renowned live house Shibuya O-WEST.
- VIRGIN (2012)
- THE LAST DAYBREAK (2011)
- TRUE (2011)
- TWIN GATE (2010)
- Knife (2010)
- Ambivalent Symphony (2009)
- Vanguard of the Muses (2009)
- Recreation Eve (2008)
- ANNUCIATION – The Heretic Elegy (2006)
- “Dear My Hometown” from Miko with exist†trace
The ladies from exist†trace have put together this short video comment for their fans about A-Kon®. Enjoy!!
A special Valentines greeting: