This a two part MusicBrainz tutorial in two posts. The why first. What is MusicBrainz? It is a user-maintained open community that collects and makes available to the public, music metadata in the form of a relational database. A relational database matches data by using common characteristics found within the data set. The resulting groups […]
OringChains is Vietnamese band based in Hanoi. Defining their music as space rock — The group’s splendid guitar and atmospheric keyboard solos can be heard in all their compositions. OringChains play great classic hard rock with a modern and emotional sound, that will penetrate into your heart. This promising band released their first EP “UP […]
Pi-tan’s 【皮蛋】 alternative-rock sound takes catchy melodies and rock elements, blending these influences, and creating a unique and fun rock indie-style. Pi-tan are drummer Ancha, bassist Bunpei, guitarist and vocalist Tomohiro.
20 GUILDERS were formed in 2007, as an acid rock Duo by Suzuki Junzo a former member of Overhang Party and current member of Nasca Car (and numerous other projects), and Tabata Mitsuru perhaps best-known for his role as a founding member of The Boredoms in 1986, and current projects Zeni Geva and Acid Mothers […]
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), […]
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 […]
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.
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).
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: […]
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 […]
Formed in 2011, ジラフポット (Giraffe Pot) plays guitar driven emotional lyrical rock with a hard alternative edge. ジラフポット (Giraffe Pot) released their 1st mini album Blue Shelter on 2012.10.20 — Band members are Harada-san (Drums), Nakano Daisuke (Guitar, Vocal) and Cho Seki (Bass).
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).
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Metal Safari is a metalcore and thrash metal quartet based Tokyo. Metal Safari consists of Ina – vocal, Hiro – guitars, Jun – bass and Yazu – drums. And they became true Gods of the Japanese underground metal scene at present time. Band was formed in March 2005 by Ina, Hiro and Yazu. At this […]
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).
Influenced by British guitar pop music of the 1960s and 1970s, シックハック’s (Shikkuhakku) alternative Britpop is an enjoyable edgy rock-pop listening experience. シックハック (Shikkuhakku) members are Yuichi (Guitar, vocal), Hikari (Guitar), Taka Hiro (Bass) and Mi Yu (Drums).
Ranked number 76 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” — Ali Ibrahim “Farka” Toure (October 31, 1939 – March 7, 2006) was a Malian singer and guitarist, and one of the African continent’s most internationally renowned musicians. Best known in the West for his work with Ry Cooder (ranked […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.