SADNESS – Demo Tape

MALICE MIZER is a legendary Japanese visual-kei rock band that existed from August 1992 to December 2001.
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General Information:

MALICE MIZER’s second demo tape, containing one song, distributed at their first live at 難波ROCKETS (Nanba).

It contains a folded paper insert with lyrics written on it.
GAZ recorded drums for this track but left the band before the release, so he’s credited on this paper as “THANKS FOR GAZ”.

Finding a physical copy of this tape is extremely difficult, since many more bootlegs/fakes exist than genuine copies. Even the fakes are rare and expensive, since most people owning a fake don’t know they have a fake.

Real ones have clearer audio quality than fakes, and their cover art contains many subtle/soft/nuanced greys and miniscule details, opposed to the less-detailed covers with lots of brightness contrast of fakes.

A real one always has a lyrics insert, and is on a TDK AE10 stock from 1993, sometimes with the store-bought TDK AE insert still in it. If it’s not on a TDK AE10, it’s almost certainly fake. Maybe less than 100 real copies exist.

The cover image is an edit of a photograph of the sculpture “The Virgin Martyr St. Cecilia” by Roman 17th century sculptor Stefano Maderno. It is the same image as on the “THE 1TH ANNIVERSARY” demo tape, just without the added text, and more subtle greys and details than on the other tape.


1 Version:



Type: Demo Tape
Release Date: 1993/04/05
Catalog Number: None
Label: Midi:Nette

I’m not sharing scans as I want to avoid even more bootlegs being made of this tape.


Track:Title:Music by:Lyrics by:
01SADNESS ~I know the reason for her sadness~KÖZITETSU