There are various bands/artists under the name Versailles: 1) A Japanese visual kei band A Japanese symphonic metal band formed in 2007. Versailles' key characteristics are their rococo-esque costumes, dueling guitar sounds and heavy but melodic arrangements. The concept is a formula of "absolute beauty and extreme aestheticism". The duel guitars sound like rose vines grown riot over an agitated rhythm. Those sounds sketch the story of "The Descendants of the Rose". In August 2008, the band had to change their name because of a trademark issue in the USA.