Schwarz Stein are a Japanese visual kei/trance duo consisting of vocalist Kaya (6)
(formely of ISOLA) and composer Hora
(formely of Velvet Eden
). Originally forming as Rudolf Steiner (2)
in 2001, they signed to Mana (4)
's record label Midi:Nette
in 2002 and changed their name to Schwarz Stein. After their final live performance on March 29, 2004, Schwarz Stein officially disbanded due to creative differences although they briefly reunited for Midi:Nette's "Dis Inferno III ~Last Year Party~" on December 15, 2004. Kaya and Hora have gone on to solo careers, reuniting for one release as another cell
in 2006, then as Schwarz Stein in 2011 (one-off) and 2014 to the present.