Band-Maid is a Japanese rock band formed in July 2013. Singer/guitarist Miku Kobato, formerly an employee of a Japanese maid café, envisioned forming a band that juxtaposed the maid image with rock music. Kobato recruited lead guitarist Kanami Tōno after an Internet search. Tōno had performed as a singer-songwriter and suggested her occasional backing drummer Akane Hirose for the new band. Hirose in turn suggested bassist Misa, with whom she had attended music school. The band decided to recruit an additional lead singer and selected Saiki Atsumi during auditions. Their first performance as a five-piece was at the P Festival at Shibuya-AX on August 22, 2013.

Band-Maid first gained international notice in April 2015 when the English-language Facebook page of internet radio station Jrock Radio promoted the music video for “Thrill”, which led to over 1 million views in the following year. In the wake of that video’s success, the band decided to abandon the more mainstream pop-rock sound of their debut mini-album and pursue a much more hard rock direction. In March 2016 they had their first overseas performance at Sakura-Con in Seattle, Washington

In April 2019, the band announced a tour of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Taiwan, and the United States in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment. They released their first standalone concert video Band-Maid World Domination Tour at Line Cube Shibuya in April 2020. Band-Maid made a cameo appearance in the 2021 Netflix film Kate, playing themselves. Their songs “Blooming” and “Choose Me” were used in the film.

Band-Maid made a cameo appearance in the 2021 Netflix film Kate, playing themselves in a concert scene. Their songs “Blooming” and “Choose Me” were used in the film. The non-album single “Sense” was released in October 2021; the song also serves as the opening theme for the Japanese anime series Platinum End. In December 2021, they announced a second US tour including Aftershock Festival, scheduled to take place in late 2022. “Choose Me” was used in the 2022 TV series Peacemaker.

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Miku Kobato · guitar, vocals
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Saiki Atsumi · lead vocals
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Kanami Tōno · lead guitar
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Misa · bass guitar
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Akane Hirose · drums
BAND-MAID NEW EP · Unleash · Release Date 21th Sep 2022

Unleash · Influencer · I’ll · Balance · Hate · From now on · Sense · Corallium

Limited editions (CD + Blu-ray/DVD) include two Instrumental Music Videos (Sense · Unleash) featuring scenes of instrumental performances and 2 Music Videos (Unleash · From now on).

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Online Acoustic Okyu-Ji · 27th Apr 2022

Smile · At the drop of a hat · No God · H-G-K · Different · Manners · Awkward · Wonderland · Time · Sayonakidori · Forward · Catharsis · Mirage · Page

The audio data of “BAND-MAID ONLINE ACOUSTIC” streamed on December 25, 2021 on CD presented in a special Christmas package. The product may only be purchased by the members of Omeishusama no Kai (BAND-MAID fan club).

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Unseen World (Instrumental) · 31th Jan 2022

Warning! · No God · After Life · Manners · I still seek revenge · H-G-K · Sayonakidori · Why Why Why · Chemical Reaction · Giovanni · Honkai · Black Hole · Without Holding Back (All Tracks are instrumental)

This instrumental CD of Unseen World. Comes with official score for BAND-MAID’s album Unseen World comprehensively supervised by the band members. In addition to the score for the 13 tracks in the normal edition of Unseen World, the package will also include interviews of the band members and the staff, new photos of the band members.

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Sense · 27th Oct 2021

Sense · Hibana · Corallium

Limited Edition Bonus Bluray / DVD · Included Live Concert THE DAY OF MAID from 2021.5.10 | I still seek revenge · Youth · Why Why why · H-G-K · Chemical Reaction · Ambition

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Online Okyu-Ji (Bluray · DVD) · 26th May 2021

Warning · Dice · Screaming · I can’t live without you · Black Hole · Thrill · Real Existence · Don’t let me down · alone · Freedom · Yolo · Don’t you tell ME · After Life · No God · Reincarnation · without holding back · Nightingale · About Us · Daydreaming · Mirage · Bubble · Manners · Onset · Choose me · Blooming · Different · Giovanni · Domination · Moratorium · The Non Fiction Days · Glory · Play · Smile (Acoustic)

Recorded Streaming-Live-Performance 2021-02-21 at Hareza Ikebukuro · Also Available on DVD

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About Us · 4th Feb 2021

About Us

1Track Single – Also released as Digital Download

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Unseen World · 20th Jan 2021

Warning! · No God · After Life · Manners · I still seek revenge · H-G-K · Sayonakidori · Why Why Why · Chemical Reaction · Giovanni · Honkai · Black Hole

First Release CD Version with 12 Tracks
2CD 14 Track Version with Bonus Tracks – Manners (V2) · Youth
1CD 13 Track Version with Audio Bonus Track · Without Holding Back and Bonus DVD / Bluray
Bonus DVD and Bluray with 4 Instrumental Video Tracks (Bluray with Multi Cam) – After Life · No God · Giovanni · Without Holding Back

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Different · 2nd Dec 2020

Different · Don’t be long · Different (Short Version)

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World Domination Tour (Bluray · DVD) · 29th Feb 2020

Reincarnation · Blooming · Screaming · Dilemma · glory · Freedom · Choose me · Page · Mirage · Catharsis · Bubble · The Dragon Cries · I can’t live without you · Time · Wonderland · Alone · Dice · Don’t you tell Me · Play · Domination · Endless Story

Recorded Live 2020-02-20 Line Cube Shibuya Kokaido with Bonus Backstage / Docu / Audio Commentary

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Conqueror · 11th Dec 2019

Page · Glory · Liberal · Endless Story · Mirage · At the Drop of a Hat · Wonderland · Azure · Dilemma · Bubble · The Dragon Cries · Flying High · Catharsis · Blooming · Rinne

Limited Edition includes bonus DVD or Bluray with 3 Tracks · Available in 5 different Cover Pics
Domination (Instrumental Video) · Dice (Instrumental Video) · Onset (Instrumental Video)

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Endless Story · 3rd Oct 2019

Endless Story

Released as Digital Download

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Band-Maiko · 3rd Apr 2019

Secret Maiko Lips · Tora and Tora · Yolosiosu · Ansan · Akasimahen · Screaming · Gioncho

Limited Edition includes bonus DVD with 2 Tracks
Gioncho (Music Video) · Gioncho (Making Of Music Video)

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Glory · 16th Jan 2019

Glory · Hide and seek

Also released as Digital Download

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Bubble · 16th Jan 2019

Bubble · Smile

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Start Over · 25th Jul 2018

Start over · Screaming

Limited Edition includes bonus Bluray from April 13, 2018 at Zepp Tokyo & Bonus CD “Secret Maiko Lips”. DVD w/o Bonus CD

Domination · Play · Spirit!! · the non-fiction days · Moratorium · Alive-or-Dead · Cross · Turn me on · Don’t you tell Me · Daydreaming · One and only · Puzzle (acoustic) · Anemone (acoustic) · Dice · Secret My Lips · Clang · Fate · Onset · Carry on living · Alone · Rock in me · I can’t live without you. · You · Freedom · Real Existence · Choose me

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World Domination · 14th Feb 2018

I can’t live without you · Play · One and only · Domination · Fate · Spirit! · Rock in me · Clang · Turn me on · Carry on living · Daydreaming · Anemone · Alive-or-Dead · Dice · Honey (bonus track)

Bonus DVD / Bluray · Recorded 2017.11.24 Live at Studio Coast
Choose Me · Don’t You Tell Me · Moratorium · Puzzle · Cross · Matchless Gum · Awkward · Daydreaming · Yolo · Alone · Real Existence · Take Me Higher! · Play · Secret My Lips · The Non-Fiction Days

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Secret Maiko Lips · 1st Jan 2018

Secret Maiko Lips

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Daydreaming · Choose me · 19th Jul 2017

Daydreaming · Choose me · Play

Limited Edition includes Bonus DVD with 7 Tracks Live One Man Show January 9, 2017 at Akasaka Blitz | Real Existence · Before Yesterday · The Non-Fiction Days · Take Me Higher!! · Don’t You Tell Me · Alone · Yolo

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Just Bring It · 11th Jan 2017

Don’t you Tell Me · Puzzle · Moratorium · Yolo · Cross · Ooparts · Take me higher · So What · Time · You · Awkward · Decided by Myself · Secret My Lips

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Yolo (You only live once) · 16th Nov 2016

Yolo · Unfair Game · Matchless Gum · Yolo (Instrumental)

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Brand New Maid · 18th May 2016

The Non Fiction Days · Look at me · Order · Brand-New Road · Yuragu · Freedom · Before Yesterday · Alone

Limited Edition includes bonus DVD with 3 Tracks
The Non Fiction Days · Order · Alone

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New Beginning · 4th Nov 2015

Thrill · Freezer · Real Existence · Price of Pride · Arcadia Girl · Don’t Apply the Break · Beauty and the Beast · Don’t Let Me Down · Shake That

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Ai to Jonetsu no Matador · 13th Aug 2014

Ai to Jonetsu no Matador · Thrill · Summer Drive

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Maid in Japan · 8th Jan 2014

Be Ok · EverGreen · Key · Bye My Tears · Knockin’ on Your Hear · Big Dad · Yoake Mae · Forward

Reissue 2018 with 2 Bonus Tracks
Ai to Jonetsu No Matador · Summer Drive