EP: MADARA

Release information for the GazettE’s EP, MADARA / 斑蠡~MADARA~ / Decrepit (see notes below for more information).

MADARA was released in two versions: a First Press Edition Version featuring a slipcase, booklet, and a bonus track; and the Reissued Edition CD.

Notes:

  • Regarding the title: 斑 by itself is read madara and means “spotted, speckled, blemish,” whereas the second kanji 蠡 isn’t a word on its own, but means “worm-eaten.” (The ~MADARA~ in the title is included to instruct how the characters should be read together.) Most sites translate the title simply as “speckled,” but given the fact that Ruki included a second un-voiced character, I’ve translated it utilizing the meanings of both his chosen characters. It brings to mind something long disused and neglected, spotty with mold and worm-eaten and basically falling apart.

  • The song Sumire / 菫 was only included on first-press editions; reissues only included five tracks.

PVs of MADARA Tracks

MAD MARBLE HELL VISION from the EP MADARA
Kawareta haru, kawarenu haru / 飼われた春、変われぬ春 from the EP MADARA
Ruder from the EP MADARA
No.[666] from the EP MADARA
Sumire / 菫 from the EP MADARA
Anata NO tame NO ko NO inochi. / 貴女ノ為ノ此ノ命。 from the EP MADARA

MADARA First Press Edition

Release Date: 2004.03.30
Limited Edition First Press
No:PSTA-0046 Price:¥2,625(tax-in)
Label: PS Company
Extras: Slipcover, booklet, bonus track

CD Tracklist

  1. MAD MARBLE HELL VISION [x]
  2. Kawareta haru, kawarenu haru / 飼育れた春、変われぬ春
  3. Ruder [x]
  4. No.[666] [x]
  5. Sumire
  6. Anata NO tame NO ko NO inochi. / 貴女ノ為ノ此ノ命。

MADARA Reissued Edition

Release Date: 2006.05.03 (reissue)
No:KICS-40022 Price:¥2,625(tax-in)
Label: King Records

CD Tracklist

  1. MAD MARBLE HELL VISION [x]
  2. Kawareta haru, kawarenu haru / 飼育れた春、変われぬ春
  3. Ruder [x]
  4. No.[666] [x]
  5. Anata NO tame NO ko NO inochi. / 貴女ノ為ノ此ノ命。

斑蠡~MADARA~ album cover art © 2004 PS Company

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