D'ERLANGER is a Japanese band considered to be important to the formation of visual kei, which was later used by bands like LUNA SEA & ?? (Kuroyume). The band formed in 1983 and disbanded seven years later in 1990. The guitarist CIPHER was only 15 when the band formed. The vocalist Kyo and the drummer TETSU were popular X JAPAN guitarist hide's bandmates in yokosuka SAVER TIGER. After they disbanded, Kyo formed Die In Cries and later BUG. CIPHER and TETSU formed BODY and later joined up with with ex.