Para:noir was a visual kei band from Tokyo, Japan; formed in early 2009. The band's musical concept is "nihilism". Para:noir released their first single, "THE VIRTUES", on December 23rd, 2009. Their second single, "A forlorn hope", was released on April 7th, 2010. The third single, "blindness MARIA", was released on August 18th, 2010. The band's drummer, Iro, decided to leave the band after their first one-man show "Paranoid Personality" on August 21st, 2010 due to musical differences and a lack of enthusiasm towards being a musician.