Kamaitachi (かまいたち) was an influential Japanese visual kei punk rock band, formed in Kyoto and active from 1985 to 1991. Their album Hachamecha Kyou reached number 10 on the Oricon chart and was named one of the top albums from 1989-1998 in a 2004 issue of the music magazine Band Yarouze.
Kamaitachi was formed in October 1985 by drummer Ken-chan and bassist Mogwai. After several member changes, vocalist Sceana and guitarist Kazzy joined completing the final lineup. They signed with Free-Will in 1989 and released their debut album, Itachigokko, in September. The album sold out by pre-orders alone, so a second press was released the following year under the title, Super Itachigokko. That year the band signed to Toy's Factory and in September released their major debut, Hachamecha Kyou. They released their third album, Jekyll to Hyde -Masturbation-, on June 1, 1991. However, at a June 26 concert they announced they would disband after their last concert on September 6, 1991, for unknown reasons. Later that month a single and a compilation album, both titled "I Love You", were released to fulfill their contract.
After disbanding, Ken-chan started using the stagename "Kenzi" and started the band The Dead Pop Stars and the long-running hardcore punk act Anti Feminism. Sceana and Kazzy formed the industrial rock duo Genkaku Allergy, while Mogwai performs in the punk band Flesh for Flankenstein.
Sceana - vocals 1987-1991 (Genkaku Allergy, Octopus Cult, Alien9Ball, The Splatters),
Kazzy - guitar 1989-1991 (ex-Decameron, Genkaku Allergy),
Mogwai - bass 1985-1991 (Alucard, Flesh For Flankenstein),
Crazy Danger Nancy Ken-chan - drums 1985-1991 (Sister's No Future, Anti Feminism, The Dead Pop Stars),
Kazuo - vocals 1985,
Wataru - guitar 1985, vocals 1986,
P-Ken - guitar 1986,
Shinobu - vocals 1986,
Andy - guitar 1987 (Decameron),
Madoka - guitar 1988