Reformed in 2016, Esprit D’Air is a Japanese electronic rock/metal project led by vocalist, musician, and producer, Kai.
For fans of X JAPAN, coldrain, Crossfaith, the GazettE, Dir En Grey, BABYMETAL, Crystal Lake, and more.
As featured on Billboard, HuffPost, Loudwire, BBC Radio, Kerrang! & Louder, their sound is unique and fresh, bringing together hard-hitting aggression with melodic vocals and electronic synthesizers.
In 2018, Esprit D’Air won ‘Best Metal Album’ at The Independent Music Awards in New York, for the release of their debut album, Constellations, judged by an esteemed panel featuring Slayer, Amy Lee (Evanescence), Sepultura, Tom Waits, and more.
Kai and the band are not seeking a major record label but instead, follow a strong DIY ethos and produce everything themselves to be as self-sufficient as possible. Consequently, they record, mix and master their own releases in their own home recording studio and produce the artwork themselves.
Esprit D’Air has supported the likes of The Birthday Massacre, and is currently touring Europe to celebrate the release of their award-winning album, Constellations.
2012: JpopAsia – “Best J-Rock Single” (Nominee) – Shizuku
2017: Neo Awards – “Best Musical Act” (Nominee)
2018: Independent Music Awards – “Best Metal Album” (Winner) – Constellations
2019: Neo Awards (sponsored by SEGA) – “Best Musical Act” (4th place)