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Band Name
Band picture
AKA If the band changed name, write the previous names here with years in (brackets)
Spelling romaji and/or katakana version of the band name (optional)
Status Active, disbanded or on hiatus.
Origin Put here the city where the band was formed
Years Year of foundation and/or disbandment. If the band reassembles after disbandment, write: restart year to end or present.
Genres Put the genre played by the band (Leave "rock" or "visual rock" if unknown)as well as genres the band fits in.
Labels Add the labels the band was/is signed to in chronological order, add the years in brackets.
Related Write here the side projects of the band members that were active at the same time of this band.
Website URL of the official website.
Fanclub URL or name of the official fanclub.

The code for the infobox is the following (put it at the top of the page):
See the infobox here on the right for suggestions to fill the fields.

{{Band
|title= (please use the official spelling)
|name= (band name; please use the official spelling)
|image= [[File:image.file-type|250px]]
|aka=
|spelling=
|status=
|origin=
|years=
|genres=
|labels=
|related=
|website=
|fanclub=
}}


Do not copy and paste the band name when creating the page if: 1.The band name is in Kanji,Hiragana or Katakana.

  • Convert the name to the most official Romanji version.

1.2.If the name is in Katakana:

  • Convert it into English in all-caps i.e ガラス (Garasu) = GLASS

1.3.If the name is in Kanji or Hiragana:

  • Convert to the official Romanji or closest version of Romanji. Do not leave as Hepburn.

2.The band starts with a non-native character i.e ∀

  • Convert the name to the most official alternative i.e ∀NTI FEMINISM = ANTI FEMINISM.


Write here a couple of lines introducing the band with essential information that can help identifying the band. Starting with the name in bold then in brackets (Stylized as: -If using non-keyboard characters such as crosses and stars)

Biography

Write here the band history in detail. You can write as much as you like, but please remember to avoid personal opinions or highly questionable rumours. If the biography is very long, please divide it in sub-chapters (using the ===level 3 headline===). We know that including pictures makes the whole page prettier, but please try to avoid them if the biography is short, otherwise you can put a couple of pictures showing the most important lineups.

Lineup

Write here the most recent or last known lineup filling in the template:

[[File:{{{Member Picture}}}|90px]]
{{{Artist}}}
{{{Instrument}}}
{{{bands}}}

Each member of the band, past included, should use this template.

Between bands, the template:
{{--}}
will give an arrow pointing to the right. Please link the bands as well.

Former Members

[[File:{{{Member Picture}}}|90px]]
{{{Artist}}}
{{{Instrument}}}
{{{bands}}}

To find correct and up-to-date band chronologies for the artists, we recommend you to check http://www.vkdb.jp/. They aren't always 100% correct, so cross-reference information for accuracy.

Discography

Please create a gallery with the following code:

For creating a page for a release, see Help:Sample release page.
<tabber>
Albums=
<gallery spacing="small" captionalign="center">
albumart.jpg|'''[[Album title]]'''<br>(album title in Romanji)<br>type (Full-Length or EP) release date (yyyy.mm.dd)
</gallery>
|-|Singles=
<gallery spacing="small" captionalign="center">
albumart.jpg|'''[[Album title]]'''<br>(album title in Romanji)<br>type (Full-Length or EP) release date (yyyy.mm.dd)
</gallery>
|-|Distributed Singles (If Applies)
<gallery spacing="small" captionalign="center">
albumart.jpg|'''[[Album title]]'''<br>(album title in Romanji)<br>type (Full-Length or EP) release date (yyyy.mm.dd)
</gallery>
|-|Compilations=
<gallery spacing="small" captionalign="center">
albumart.jpg|'''[[Album title]]'''<br>(album title in Romanji)<br>type (Full-Length or EP) release date (yyyy.mm.dd)
</gallery>
|-|Omnibus Albums (If Applies)
<gallery spacing="small" captionalign="center">
albumart.jpg|'''[[Album title]]'''<br>(album title in Romanji)<br>type (Full-Length or EP) release date (yyyy.mm.dd)
</gallery>
|-|Collaborations & Appearances (If Applies)
<gallery spacing="small" captionalign="center">
albumart.jpg|'''[[Album title]]'''<br>(album title in Romanji)<br>type (Full-Length or EP) release date (yyyy.mm.dd)
</gallery></tabber>

Video

Create the same tabbed gallery if the band has released VHSs or DVDs. Making "VHSs" and "DVDs" separate tabes.

Books

create a simple gallery with the following code:

<gallery spacing="small" captionalign="center>
BookCover.jpg|'''[[BookTitle]]'''<br>(BookTitle in Romanji)<br>release date (yyyy.mm.dd)
</gallery>

Note: Title releases should be written in their original spelling, as seen on the cover: be sure to type it correctly even if it contains kanji, kana, symbols, capitals. Please make sure you read our Japanese characters and romanization guide before writing titles.

Avoiding re-releases and additional presses (you will add them in the release's own pages). Japanese bands usually tend to consider official singles only the ones released in stores. These release are usually labelled as "first single", "second single", and so on. In many cases the other types of singles (promo, live-only, free distributed, etc.) are not even listed in official discographies. However, you are supposed to add these kinds of releases as long as they are not bootlegs (unauthorized releases/fan-recordings and such). If there are "Splits", "Demo Tapes/CDs", "DVDs/VHSs", "Books/Pamphlets/Band Magazines", make another tab in the tabber gallery.

Additional notes: don't add bootlegs. Add European editions of previously released albums only if they are very different from the original Japanese releases.

Notes/Trivia

If you like you can add such chapters as trivia and other examinations (optional).

External links

Links to official websites and fansites, member blogs, etc.

References

Please write here the sources that you used.

You also need to add categories. Categorize a band's page as "Bands", "Major" "Indie" and (if applicable) "Disbanded". When to use what category:

  • You must add the "Bands" and "Indies" category if the band is currently indies or has disbanded as an indies band.
  • If the band started as an "Indies" and becomes "Major", put "Major" and "Bands" only.
  • If the band started as an "Indies" and becomes "Major", leave it as "Major","Bands","Disbanded".
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