Malice Mizer was a Japanese band in the visual kei music scene, active from August 1992 to December 2001. Formed by Mana and KÃ¶zi, the band's name stands for "malice and misery" â€” their answer to the question "what is human?". Malice Mizer were as famous for their music as for their live shows, featuring lavish historical costumes and stage sets, whimsical dance routines and band members flying suspended from wires. Throughout their history, the band went through several different lineups and three drastic image changes. On December 11, 2001, it was announced that Malice Mizer would begin an indefinite hiatus.
==Tetsu era (1992 â€“ 1994) =
Malice Mizer was formed in 1992 by Mana and KÃ¶zi with Tetsu on vocals, both Mana and KÃ¶zi on guitars/synthesizers, Yu~ki on bass and Gaz on drums. From the outset, the band established their trademark "twin guitar"' sound, whereby two guitars play different melodies creating polyphony. Malice Mizer's sound during the Tetsu era was a mixture of early 1980s goth and strong classical influences. Their first official release was the song "Spe...