Formed in Woodstock, Ontario in early 2010, The Dead Butterflies is everything you could ask for from a modern rock band; Heavy Guitars, dynamic songwriting, infectious lyrics and an energy packed live show. The band, lead by enigmatic front man Johnny Mc (Vocals, Guitar), with George Panayi on bass and drummer Merwan Hassan describe their(…)
Opera Magna is a Spanish power metal band formed en 1997 by Enrique Mompó and Javier Nula. Fro almost three years Enrique and Javier were creating songs and concept for their debut album El Último Caballero. In 2000 Fernando Asensi (drums) and later in 2001 Alejandro Penella (bass) and Pablo Solano (vocal) joined the band.(…)
Formed in Jelenia Gora, Poland in 2010, Cries In Vain is an alternative metal band that draws from many genres, with their roots trenched deep in metalcore, melodic death and progressive metal. Currently, the band has released their 1st demo – Members are bassist Egg, drummer Tarzan, Lema on keyboards, guitarists Justin and Szanghaj.
PC based sequencer, keys and sampler are the essence of Paraele Stripes and the vocal, bass and guitar are the spice of this electronica-meets-melodic pop duo. Named for the way they sound Paraele Stripes play spacey and delayed arpeggios over low-key and clean vocals. Citing Stevie Wonder as their hero, Atsushi (guitar/chorus) and Mars (vocal/bass/programing)(…)
In 1996, Yasunori Matsuda “MACCHO” and Yasushi Yamazaki “OSHO” started up their new music band named UNI. They used new musical conception in their songs with unique mixture of trance, techno and rock music. In the beginning of activity they participated various big and small outdoor festivals, rave-parties all over Japan. They attracted the most(…)
Playing full energy garage-punk, with style; Lonesome Dove Woodrows’ (ロンサム・ダヴ・ウッドローズ) garage roots have given way to a tighter more refined sound. Though that is true, make no mistake – Lonesome Dove Woodrows’ rough exterior, raw, lo-fi groove and popping beats, are all rock and roll. With a long succession of member changes Lonesome Dove Woodrows(…)
Described as sounding like “a blend of early Talking Heads and Meat Puppets,” Moools (モールス) were formed in 1997, in Tokyo Japan. Their unique combination of dynamic rhythm and diverse songwriting styles has found them a strong following. Moools (モールス) members are Yasuaki Sakai (Vocal/Guitar), Mitsuhiro Ariizumi (Bass), Masato Uchino (Drums/Chorus) and support Ryo Hamamoto(…)
(plug)INSIDE-OUT is a 5-pieces band from Tokyo. Their music is mixture of alternative rock with electronic 90’s style tunes. Hard, fast and melodic. They just released their debut mini-album and waiting for your attention. Make sound louder, enjoy and dance. (plug)INSIDE-OUT are Kaoru – Vocal, usA – Guitar & Programming, Shotaro – Guitar, Shin –(…)
The Bells of Nirvana was formed in the beginning of 2011 and simply is a husband-wife duo of Vitaly and Irina from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Musicians play mainly ethereal-oriented ambient with meditative influences. Slow, atmospheric and a little otherworldly sounds from cold and foggy nothern city.
オワリカラ (Owarikara) members are drummer Kawano Kenta, bass player Tuda Fumihiko, keyboardist Kameda Taku, with guitarist Takahashi Hyouri on vocals. Heavily influenced by the psychedelic music of the 1960s, this neo-psychedelia 4 piece take exotic instrumentation and complex song structures, delivering blues-based rockin’soul music.
31 Knots was formed in 1997 in Chicago by Joe Haege (vocal), Jay Winebrenner (bass). In 1998 the first drummer was replaced by Joe Kelly and the band moved to Portland, Oregon. In 2000 came out their first self-released album Climax/Anticlimax. After this release the band got their first contract with the label 54°40′ or(…)
It’s taken ten years for the rest of the world to catch up with the musical vision of the band Art-School, but then, even the band itself has meandered from that vision from time to time. Art-School’s melodies and indie-rock sound takes on the minimal feel of pop today, while seasoning it with just enough(…)
繰彩 Kri-Sigh is rock duo from Tokyo. And when I met them near Shibuya station it wouldn’t be able to pass by them. Magic light space rock sound attracted attention right away. Unobtrusive melody was so mellifluous and it’s making you relax and just enjoy their music.
Do you like old good metal? Then you can try five-piece band from Tokyo named Dominate Over. Heavy metal guitar riffs with light thrash metal influences and dirty screaming vocal, hard 80’s style sound – this can describe their music in few words. Recommend for all metalheads.
Formed in 1996, Power Soul plays a cool mix of groove-oriented jazz and pop funk. This 8-piece band from Japan, consists of Kimmie (Vocals), Kuro (Bass), Iizuka Naoto (Guitar), Kikuchi “Bario” Takeshi (Baritone Saxaphone), Gotanda Yasushi (Trumpet), Kobayashi Minoru (Trombone), Shimizu Younosuke (Tenor Saxaphone) and Ohno Takashi (Drums). Power Soul’s compelling mix of funk and(…)
Punk veterans Doinglife’s stripped-down, bare bones, do-it-yourself indie-punk style is a raw and untamed musical tour de force! “We will work to stop the fucking genocide and the fucking war,” reads the band’s homepage. Formed in 1996, in Tokyo, Japan, Doinglife members are frontman Kim, drummer Taka and bassist Masahiro.
GARI is a Japanese electro rock band, formed in 1997 in Tokyo, Japan. The band was formed as sessional unit with three members: Yutaka Dokko – Guitars, Naoki Fujimoto – Bass and Kei Kusakabe – Drums. Later, vocalist YOW-ROW joined. They debuted on the independent label Deadstocksandwich Records in 1999 with first maxi-single “BRAINSHOOTER”.
Bringing a polished and chaotic approach to emo indie rock, Jimmyhat rocks with inventive instrumentation and impassioned vocals. Formed in 2005, Jimmyhat released their first full album Wanda Wanda Wanda in September 2011 (Troll Music) — Members are Suzuki Yousuke (bass), Takakura Atsushi (vocals, guitar), Komuro Masaki (drums) and Agou Fuyuki (guitar).
iambic² (or iambic) is amazing solo-project from England. Guy Andrews aka iambic is young talented musician and producer playing beautiful and atmospheric ambient music with post-rock and jazz influences. Started in 2007 he did already few releases, he took part in many European events and continue to win the audience.
A South Korean of Japanese birth Mototaka Koto is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. He has been known to be in 4 bands at the same time: Misty Blue (Rock), Sunrise Stone (Pop), Plastic Arrow (grunge) and United Soul Reunion (Rock, Funk, Blues). The later, the title of this recommendation. Taking inspiration from such artists(…)
Formed in 1999, in Livorno, Italy, five-piece Tasters’ (formerly known as Taster’s Choice) music is melodiously memorable yet blisteringly powerful metalcore fused with violently emotional vocals and electronics. Tasters members are Daniele Nelli (Vocal), Tommy Antonini (Guitar), Luke Pezzini (Guitar), Fabrizio Pagni (Keyboard, Vocal) and Ale “Demonoid” Lera (Drums).
aozoa is alternative metal band with female vocalist from Japan. Band was formed by DaTURA’s ex-vocalist Cathy and now you can to continue enjoying her beautiful and recognizable voice in aozoa’s song. Their music is full of unique sound that you can find only in Japanese alternative music.
Okinawan folk music is often accompanied by the sanshin, and in the 80s musicians added a rock back beat creating a fusion of folk music with a modern sound. “Kina Shokichi (喜納昌吉), is to Okinawan music what Bob Marley was to reggae.” Kina is perhaps best known as the composer of “Subete no Hito no(…)