DELUHI, formerly known as GRAVE SEED, is a visual kei band that has shown promising talent since their formation in 2008. Much of the appeal of DELUHI’s music lies in the songwriting talents of Leda (who is otherwise famous as bassist Yu-to in Galneryus) combined with three other highly skilled musicians.
The band’s music, dark and melodic, distances itself from the other bands in the visual kei scene thanks to fairly elaborate compositions which enhance the rich voice of Juri.
DELUHI made their first appearance on stage at Ikebukuro Cyber in Tokyo on February 29, 2008. Previously known as GRAVE SEED, the band had changed their name to the more succinct DELUHI only four days earlier. The members consist of singer Takuya (formerly tsubo, guitarist of Gaara), guitarist Leda, (also known as Yu-to, the bassist of Galneryus) bassist Ryo and drummer Ryosuke. During the band name change, Takuya and Ryosuke also took the opportunity to rename themselves as Juri and Sujk, respectively.
After taking part in two other events at Ikebukuro Cyber, the band promptly released its first mini-album, Surveillance, on March 26. The members then followed the traditional path of independent bands in Tokyo by playing at places like Takadanobaba AREA and Meguro Rockmaykan.
Their first single, Orion Once Again, was released at the end of July, followed by an appearance at the visual kei event SCUBER DIVE ~Shibuya ga Taihen~ in August.
As autumn came around, the band released a series of three singles, each with a title inspired by a Hindu deity: VISVASRIT, MAHADEVA and JAGANNATH. Meanwhile, there was another name change in the group. In September, Ryo changed his name and became Aggy, although on his blog he humorously declared that he had actually been replaced by his twin while he (Ryo) had gone to work in his family’s greengrocers.
2009 started with a bang as the band gave its first oneman concert, A PROCLAMATION OF DELUHISM, at Shibuya O-Crest on January 8. At the concert, they gave away CDs containing a remix of the song NO SALVATION to fans.
April and May will see them venture outside of Tokyo for the first time, to Nagoya and Osaka, before returning for their second one-man. This one-man, entitled RECLAMATION OF DELUHISM, will be held at Shibuya BOXX on May 29, after the release of a DVD clip which will hold three live songs and a CD with a cover of one of their previous songs.