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 […]
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 […]
Anusaya Updates 2012.12.01: LIVE Reports: Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass, Metal Battle Japan 2012. Profiles: Maps & Atlases, The Chronicles of Israfel. Recommended: Henrytennis, Ultra Bide, 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.
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).
Exploring the harder side of rock. The Jerry combine pounding rhythms and drivin’ guitar riffs, with the tortured vocals of Yuta Osanai, taking the band’s sound into a darker dimension. The Jerry are releasing their second mini album Drain Dry, in July. Samples of the band’s music can be heard at their site. The Jerry […]
Elder statesmen of the japanese electro scene, having been together since 1994, Nasca Car combine quirky retro samples with spacey futuristic electronic elements to create a whimsical, eccentric yet somehow strangely nostalgic sound. They possess a certain crossover appeal, appealing to fans not usually taken with this style of music. Imagine if you can, a […]
Members are: Shigeyuki Suzuki – vocal, guitar Daisuke Takeda – guitar Hirofumi Ueda – bass Hiroki Sagawa – drums Hiroki Furutani (Kuroi Mori) – pro-tools, synthesizer SAKAMOTO – bass (ex-member) Shibuya – drums (ex-member) THE CREATOR OF is Japanese band that mixes different genres such as hardcore, alternative rock, post-rock, psychedelic rock, punk and others […]
Since 2009, members are UTO (bass, vocals), AZAKAMI (guitar), HIRA (drums) and SHIMIZU (per+pad). With members who proclaim their interests to include ‘Observation Of UFO’ and ‘The Care Of Children’ you know Accidents In Too Large Field aren’t your typical band. Musically they plow a similar sonic furrow to bands like yolz in the sky […]
The threesome known as Usotsuki Barbie [嘘つきバービー] was formed in Nagasaki, Japan, in 2002. Literally “Lying Barbie,” but this band’s form of in-your-face rock’n’roll is anything but a lie and always true. Usotsuki Barbie members are Yuusuke Iwashita (Bass, Vocal), Shigeru Toyoda (Drums) and Kazuya Chifu (Guitar).
FEAR FROM THE HATE was formed in August 2008, when two school friends Hiro and Kouichi decided to play music together. At first the band’s line-up changed a few times but when vocalist Lidy joined the current line-up remained. In October 2009, the band recorded and released their first self-produced demo CD “There is no […]
A rock guitar riff here, a cool jazz vocal there – Couch draws elements from different genres combining them with their particular brand of mainstream pop. Couch’s musical style defines the words “Japanese Indie Pop” creating a pop sound that is refined by Couch and defies mainstream cliches. Couch was formed in November 2002, bringing […]
Power pop denotes songs with Beatle’sque harmonies, catchy guitar hooks and emotional lyrics. While Fabled Number is no exception to this rule; Power pop heroes walk among us stamping their music with an electronic beat, and branding it with their frontman’s distinct vocal style. Fabled Number are N’Eita (guitar, vocal), CHii Lulupucchi (percussion, Keyboard), N’Taichi […]
Described as AGGRESSIVE discotheque; “it’s like they took a bazillion bands and meshed them together” – 0.8秒と衝撃。 (0.8Syooogeki) is an eclectic indie duo from Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Formed in 2008, with members Tadaomi Toyama (vocals, guitar) and J.M. (vocals) 0.8秒と衝撃。’s unique vision draws in the listener with an in-your-face creativity that makes fans of even […]
With original members guitar player Kawabe, bassist Kim, and drummer J.J. joining in 1998 – The Gimmies is a Japanese rock band created by guitarist Sora in 1997. Described by one reviewer; “As a band that wants to beat every song to a pulp with an unmitigated fury.” What The Gimmies’ punk-rock sound may lack […]
With over 50 albums, Asai Kenichi is perhaps Japan’s most original and prolific artist, and leader of bands Sherbets, JUDE, Ajico, Asai Kenichi solo, and 1990s legends Blankey Jet City. Combined with his artwork on album covers, books, posters and clothing, his contribution to modern Japanese creative culture is comparable with that of film director […]
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Kono (Guitar) Hiro (Guitar) Matsuda (Bass 2011- ) Tachibana (Drums) Masa (Bass 2004-2010) Te’ (テ) has been leading and innovating the Japanese post rock and instrumental music scene since its formation in January 2004, in Tokyo, Japan. This skilled group of musicians has proved their contribution to the genre is significant, with dynamic guitar work, […]
Venturing into the realm of emotional rock and metal, Conception Complex blends epic melodies with the energetic lust-for-adventure of hard rock and the racing-synchronous-tremelo-speeds of black metal. Conception Complex are frontman Mizuki, guitarist Keisuke, drummer Hiroyoshi, guitar player Tyra, and Anduro on bass.
With a mixed club and latin feel, this four piece ensemble is based in Tokyo, Japan. Formed in 2002, on the jazz club scene, Quasimode brings expert musicianship, and ’60s & ’70s based jazz rhythms to fans all over the world. From the release of their first album oneself-LIKENESS (2006), to their last, Quasimode cause […]
Merzbow (メルツバウ) is a noise project created in 1979 by Masami Akita (秋田 昌美). In the earlier days Merzbow was acting as band, nowadays, Masami Akita is the only member. During all-time activity Merzbow has released over 350 recordings. That was his solo works, side-projects and a lot of works recorded in collaboration with many […]
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 […]