If you’re confused about this band, it’s okay.
Most of us are.
Fly of Die is a very interesting band, simply because it is a Visual Kei band the same way McDonalds is technically food: In truth, yes, but when you scratch below the surface, it becomes a little less clear.
Fly or Die was conceived, literally, in the vast, terrifying world of slapstick comedy that is “The God Tongue,” a tongue-in-cheek television show on Tokyo TV. In their own words (please note that the translation comes directly from their OHP and has not been altered by this reporter):
Fly or Die – Spawned from “Serious singing championship by Comedians” on the popular comedy show “The God Tongue” on TV Tokyo,
are the Visual-Kei / J-Rock band led by Darkness (played by Comedian / Musician, Makitasports)
Their shocking major-label / global debut in A.D.2014. might rewrite the record of the oldest Visual-kei bands
who make their debut in Japan.
Both “Virgin Marry -seibo maria-” and “The Shocking Soup of Virgin Marry -kareinaru yokubou”
are now available on iTunes Store worldwide and local digital retailers in Korea.
Oh. Oh, boy.
The band consists of 5 members, so why don’t we introduce them to you!
Please note that members are listed from left to right in the photograph from above.
Keyboard: Mikaeru (Michael)
Drums: Uchi no kimi
Despite being set up as a comedy band, Fly or Die has released music and have even performed on multiple stages. In fact, Fly or Die will perform as the opening act for Vocalist “Dar’k~ness” (known also as Makitasports) on his tour this Spring.
4/13 @ Nagoya TOKUZO4/25 @ Osaka JANUS5/23 @ Niigata GOLDENPIGS BLACK6/7 @ Sapporo COLONY6/14 @ Shibuya duo MUSIC EXCHANGE
If for no other reason than the laughs it’s sure to bring, make sure to check out Fly or Die! You can even check out samples below, and if you just can’t live without it, you can even download their releases from the band’s iTunes!
And, for more updates, you can always follow Makitasports’ twitter, which is rife with hilarious photographs and tweets, as well as updates on their ‘visual’ band.
This reporter has to ask: What do you think? And are you smiling as broadly as I am?
Source: vkdb, OHP
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