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Founded in February 1992, PENICILLIN first consisted of O-JIRO (Dr), Chisato (Gt) and GISHO, who was the bandís vocalist at the time.

Shortly after this, HAKUEI joined the band and took over the position of the vocalist, while GISHO switched to the bass. Interestingly, all four members of the band had known each other since high school.

During this time YUJI (Gt, ex-Deshabillz) and Shaisuke (Gt, afterwards Deshabillz, then Baiser) joined them, but both left only shortly after joining.

Despite this, the band worked hard and in April of the same year they began holding their first concerts, using this opportunity to give away demo tapes to their developing fan base.
The band began as a visual kei band with O-JIRO and HAKUEI taking on the more feminine roles. More recently, the band has toned down their visual kei look, but their music and style has continued to survived... read more
Author: Sae last update: 2010-01-20