~𝖆 𝖙𝖍𝖗𝖊𝖆𝖉 𝖆𝖇𝖔𝖚𝖙 𝖊𝖝𝖎𝖘𝖙†𝖙𝖗𝖆𝖈𝖊~
The band was formed in 2003 by high school friends Jyou and Naoto, the latter of whom brought on her neighbourhood friend Mally as a drummer. They advertised for guitarists in a local music magazine and got a letter of motivation from miko. A year later, Omi also wrote to ask if they still needed someone, and by 2004 the band was as we know it today.
Birthday: April 10th
Aesthetic: Takarazuka otokoyaku w/rock flavour
Cute note: Disney Otaku
One of the founding members of exist†trace, Jyou has always been at the center of the band's visual presence. Off-stage she is demure and soft-spoken, but on-stage she is bold and aggressive, impressive in both the power of her charisma and her varied vocal talents, from pure notes to death voice growling.
Birthday: October 5th
Aesthetic: Industrial/Romantic Goth
Cute note: scared of cicadas
Naoto, who in high school came up with the band name 'exist†trace' in reference to wanting to leave a mark on the world, has always been the band's enigma. She has made the creepiest fashion choices, including various ghoulish contact lenses, and part of her signature look is her collection of 21 piercings. Despite her look, she wants to bring cheer to the hearts of fans.
Birthday: November 27th
Aesthetic: Masc smart/casual or athletic-wear
Cute note: Star Wars Otaku
Mally lucked upon the drums in high school and decided to take lessons, which led to a love of performing and helped her come out of her shell. Invited by Naoto, she quickly became the burning heart of exist†trace. When Mally gets worked up, it's hard to understand what she's saying, but it's certain to be something like LET'S BURN IT UP AGAIN TONIGHT I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!
Birthday: March 7th
Position: Rhythm guitar/ vocals
Aesthetic: sophisticated femme
Cute note: Deep love of bunnies
Learning classical guitar at a young age and then teaching herself electric, miko was always a highly creative and self-driven individual. She joined exist†trace via a determined letter of motivation, and ended up becoming their main song-writer. She sang back-up vocals until 2012, when the band tried out dual lead vocals and duets, up until January 2018.
Birthday: March 20th
Position: Lead Guitarist
Aesthetic: Andro elegance
Cute note: anime snaggle fang
Omi was the last member to join the band, providing a very strong aspect of their signature sound with her highly-technical, wailing guitar work. Off-stage she is incredibly shy and easily embarrassed , possessing very high levels of 'moe', despite her wolfish stage persona. Omi is the only member of exist†trace to have officially come out as lgbtq, identifying as bi & genderqueer.
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