49 Morphines (49몰핀즈)

49 Morphines (49몰핀즈)

49 Morphines (49몰핀즈) is the first screamo band from Korea and consists of members who are professional traditional Korean musicians. The band’s dark sound with beautiful and harmonic melodies, mixes with anguished vocals making their music deep and atmospheric. Often people compare them with another well known Japanese band envy. 49 Morphines >are Seong Si-Yeong (vocal),(…)

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アナログフィッシュ [Analogfish]

アナログフィッシュ [Analogfish]

members: Sasaki Kentaro Bass, Vocals Shimooka Akira Guitar, Vocals Saito Syuichiro Drums, Vocals The rock trio Analogfish consists of one drum kit, one guitar, and one bass. What they lack in physical stage presence is more than made up in their instrumental talents and three part vocals. Though Kentaro Sasaki’s voice is predominant. Akira Shimooka’s(…)

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2L8

2L8

Avant-garde 2L8 is post punk, pop, rock, hardcore, post rock and at the same time nothing like that — 2L8 is the project of K the Clown and a team of collaborators and musicians based in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece. Their music is rewarding, challenging and lurches deftly between emotional intimacy, ambition and uncompromising experimentation.

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Jeepta

Jeepta

Jeepta is an emo-rock foursome; Who’s alternative sound has drawn a lot of attention from critics and fans alike. Jeepta recently released their second album 花鏡 (Hana Kyo) on 2013.01.09. The band is comprised of Ishi Taku (vocals, guitar), Choro (guitar), Ogasawara Taigo (drums) and Sato Hiroyuki (bass).

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Junky Waltz

Junky Waltz

Junky Waltz’s music has revived the spirit of the great acts of ’70s hard rock Black Sabbath & Motorhead — While, channeling it into a fresh and modern Junky Waltz style. Formed in Gifu, Japan, the band’s motto displayed proudly on their splash page is: Drink Beer, Fuck Fear since 2001. Junky Waltz members are:(…)

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The Reign of Kindo

The Reign of Kindo

Rare is it to find modern music that pinpoints the middle ground between a respect for past greats and a boldness to pave tomorrow. Citing influences from Dave Brubeck to Ben Folds to Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto to John Mayer — The Reign of Kindo are Joseph Secchiaroli (vocals, guitar), Mike Carroll (guitar), Kelly Sciandra(…)

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KANA-BOON

KANA-BOON

Formed in Osaka, Japan while the members were still in high school. Kana-Boon is an indie rock and dance-punk four-piece that cites such influences as Asian Kung-Fu Generation to AKB48. Kana-Boon is: Taniguchi Maguro (Vocals, Guitar), Koga Hayabusato (Guitar), Ida Yuba (Bass) and Koizumi Takahiro (Drums).

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Eleki

Eleki

Named after the 1960 pre-GS (Group Sounds) instrumental surf based movement “eleki” — But that is where Eleki the band’s comparison stops. This three piece’s sound is classic indie-pop with warm melodies, magical hooks, and lyrics filled with hope. Eleki members are Takahashi Daisuke (guitar, vocal), Miyazaki (guitar), Takuya Matsuura (drums) and support H. Takagi(…)

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Jointpop

Jointpop

Formed in 1996, Jointpop are not what most people would expect from the island of Trinidad and Tobago. Breaking the Calypso, Reggae and Soca mold, Jointpop combine influences from late 70’s London with their own brand of infectious rock n’ roll. Jointpop are Gary Hector (vocals, guitars), Damon Homer (guitars), Dion Camacho (drums), Jerome Girdharrie(…)

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Ar (アル)

Ar (アル)

Ar (アル) is a four piece formed in 2003, their music runs the gambit of electronica, rock and folk. Ar (アル) members are Atsushi Kubo (Vocal), Yoshitaka Fujimoto (Bass), Murakami Fumitaka (Drums) and Tsubasa Ohta (Guitar). I would suggest you listen to their sampler, before you try anything else.

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秘密基地 (Himitsukichis)

秘密基地 (Himitsukichis)

秘密基地 (Himitsukichis) are a four piece pop driven rock band from Japan. The band’s pop influences are tinged with a punk edge and rockin’ guitar solos. 秘密基地 (Himitsukichis) members are FTW (vocal, guitar), Macchi (guitar), Rida (bass, chorus) and Hiroshin (drums).

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Sour

Sour

SOUR is a three-piece group that plays organic urban musc, with roots influences and a natural groove. In the spring of 2002, SOUR was formed by guitar and vocalist Hoshijima, electric and upright bassist Sohey and drummer Takahashiken.

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Incept.

Incept.

Formed a little over a year ago — Incept. (with a dot) takes heavy metal rock’s formula of clean vocals and gutteral growls incompassing them in sweeping guitar and an alternative pop edge. Their music is available for download at soundcloud.

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アカツキ (Akatuki, Akatsuki, AKTK)

アカツキ (Akatuki, Akatsuki, AKTK)

Formed on November 4th, 2001, by founding members vocalist Suda Takushi, bass player Kinoshita Tsukasa, drummer Yoshiki Watanabe and guitarist Endo — アカツキ (Akatuki, Akatsuki, AKTK) is a punk band that rarely deviates long from their chosen genre – post-punk. Like a high-speed collision between an indie-rock hipster and pop-punk idol, Akatuki morphs into a(…)

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The Chronicles of Israfel

The Chronicles of Israfel

Dominic Cifarelli (Plays Israfel, Composer, Producer, All Guitars, Bass, Additional Keyboards, String Arrangements, Sound Design & Percussion) Joey Bastone (Drums) Americo Antonucci (Vocals) Vincent Cifarelli (Piano, Keyboards, String Arrangements & Sound Design) THE CHRONICLES OF ISRAFEL is an unadulterated musical story-telling vision that draws on violent Japanese anime to create a fantastic world of amazing(…)

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Maps & Atlases

Maps & Atlases

Dave Davison (guitar, vocals) Shiraz Dada (bass) Erin Elders (guitar) Chris Hainey (drums) Maps & Atlases is a rock group from Chicago, Illinois USA. Equally influenced by folk and experimental music they have often been labeled as a math rock band though their music has developed a slightly more pop-oriented style over time.

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GOTH-TRAD

GOTH-TRAD

Begun in 2001, and playing electronic dubstep music — GOTH-TRAD is the solo project of Japanese musician Takeaki Maruyama. In 2004, He has opened for THE MARS VOLTA. Recently GOTH-TRAD‘s releases have become more frequent, while Maruyama has expanded his live performances/tours to many countries in Europe and Asia.

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Ultra Bide

Ultra Bide

Ultra Bide’s avant-garde rock-psych-tinged punk vision has been spinning out of control since 1978. Based in New York in the late 80s and signed to Alternative Tentacles — Ultra Bide have been working out of Kyoto since 2003. This power-trio featuring twin basses and no guitar is made up of members Hide (Bass, Vocal), Chimaki(…)

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Henrytennis

Henrytennis

Henrytennis are an instrumental sextet from Tokyo who describe their music as a new wave of progressive rock. Henrytennis are Yoshihito Okumura (Guitar), Yoshinari Kishida (Drums), Takeshi Horikoshi (Bass), Akihiko Ando (Saxophone), Toshiaki Sudoh (Instruments), Manabu Yoshizawa (Glockenspiel) and Koji Ueno (Nordlead2).

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Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass

Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass

Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass—that’s a mouthful—have been driving across the U.S., playing as many dates as they could, wherever they could. John Genzale saw them play at the SXSW festival earlier this year, and was so impressed, he offered, or demanded, that they let him take them on a tour across the U.S. He(…)

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