In the second half of 1999 and the beginning of 2000, Malice Mizer, still without an official vocalist; released a number
of singles and began to work on a new album.
Eventually, they recruited Klaha (real name Masaki Haruna), vocalist of darkwave band Pride of Mind. By then the band
had abandoned the lighter pop music sound of the Gackt era for a dramatic mixture of classical music, gothic/goth and heavy
metal music, and adopted an elaborate funeral Goth look. In the summer of 2000, they released what would be their last album,
Bara no Seidou, followed by a very spectacular and theatrical live show, featuring pyrotechnics, a choir of veiled nuns and
a scaled-down cathedral as stage prop. In 2001, Malice Mizer starred in a feature length vampire movie (Bara no Konrei ~Mayonaka
ni Kawashita Yakusoku~), and released three more singles: "Gardenia", "Beast of Blood", and "Garnet
~Kindan no Sono E~", "Gardenia" and "Garnet" being of a considerably lighter tone than their previous
album, signifying the start of a new era for the band.
Unfortunately, those few singles were all the world would see of the yet again reborn Malice Mizer, as the band members
decided to go their own separate ways in 2001, leaving disband messages on their official website, Miroir, which can still
be viewed today. The split was spoken of as a "hiatus", however, so as not to exclude the possibility of a future