La'cryma Christi (latin for The Tears of Christ) was a Japanese rock band, which formed in 1994 and disbanded on January 20, 2007.
- KOJI - Guitar (left: March 2005)
The band was originally formed under the name of STRIPPE-D LADY
in 1993 by vocalist and leader TAKA
with his college friend, HIRO
. The two friends held a small audition in Kansai to find new talent for the band. As the result, they recruited KOJI
who were high school friends, and a bassist Kita-J
. This Osaka
based indie band played hard rock and heavy metal during this time period. In October 1994, Kita-J decided to leave the band and was replaced by SHUSE
. After this the band changed their name to La'cryma Christi
before releasing their first single, "Siam's Eye
", on a local indies label in 1994. The band moved to Tokyo
in 1996, releasing their first mini-album, Warm Snow
, which sold 15,000 copies. In 1997 they signed with a major label and debuted with "Ivory Trees
". They founded their own label, Majestic Ring
, in 2003. KOJI left the band in March of 2005 (after a gig on the 21st), and in September 2006, the band announced that they would officially disband in January 2007.