Please tag this bands music in your Last.fm as http://www.last.fm/music/D%27espairsRay D'espairsRay is an industrial metal band hailing from Japan. They have gained very notable success in Europe and North America, however. They boast a fairly electric sound though seem to gravitate often to a syncopated drum-and-guitar assault. DéspairsRay's sound is dark, sinister and schizophrenic. The vocalist, hizumi, goes from dark screaming and growling to letting loose with a smooth, soulful cry on most songs.
Experimental/hip hop beatmaker from Melbourne, Australia with 2 self-released albums and an ep available at http://www.datarook.net/aoi Aoi began playing in '05 in Brisbane and moved to Melbourne in '08
A Swedish punk/rock band from the small community Norsjö. Current live-lineup:
Jim "Twixman" Sundström, Guitar and Lead vocals
Hasse "Hassi" Stenlund, Guitar
Viktor "Valmer" Eriksson, Bass
David "Ollon, Läppen" Wikberg, Drums and snus Notable former live-members:
Jocke "Klitte" Jacobsson, Guitar and good looks http://www.idiotmusik.com Also: A Metal/Progressive band from New York, New York. 2 Berklee noisemakers and an underage prodigy drummer.
http://www.myspace.com/idiotbandpage A 1970's glam-punk band from Palo Alto, CA:
There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Doll is a Japanese group. 2) Doll is a four-piece grunge-based rock band from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Doll are fronted by Christina (vox, guitars) and Veronique (vox, bass), Christina providing angst-filled vocals similar to Brody Dalle of The Distillers, while Veronique offers a powerful vocal range and pitch. Additional guitar is provided by Pete, while Nick Chopz rounds out the band on drums.
There are at least two bands with this name: One: a japanese rock band which was formed by vocalist, Hiroshi Kitadani (きただにひろし) in 1999. Two: a swedish symphonic/melodic metal band formed in Hammerdall in 2005.
There are six bands with this name: 1) Mannequin was a band from Sterling, VA comprised of members of the punk band Pg.99 and others. Known for their rather chaotic live shows and "yr screaming youth" based lyrical content, they had a strong following among the Mid-Atlantic punk scene. Rumored to have broken up because the drummer moved to L.A. to model. 2) ＭＡＮＮＥＱＵＩＮ is a Japanese Visual Kei band that formed 2007-07. They have one mini-album released so far called .
Phyrexia is a Heavy Metal project that has been reborn from its dying ashes. Songs have been removed and replaced with songs that suit what we want out of the music. Having said that, there is scope for creativity within Phyrexia, it just has a "general" direction in which it goes in. We're rehersing as a full lineup and things are working out great. http://www.myspace.com/phyrexianmetal
BLACK LINE is the new band lead by Mikaru (ex vocalist of Dio - Distraught Overlord) Members:
Vocal. Mikaru (ex. Dio - Distraught Overlord)
Guitar. Yudai (ex. Lostthing of Memory)
Bass. Jun (ex. VizeL)
Drums. Syu (ex. Dio - Distraught Overlord as Denka) OHP: http://blackline-official.com/
X (later changed to X JAPAN in 1992 to avoid confusion with the American punk band X) is arguably one of the most influential bands in the history of the Japanese music scene. Formed by childhood friends YOSHIKI and Toshi in 1982 at Chiba, Japan, X was originally founded to play high energy rock music. Besides being one of the first Japanese acts to achieve mainstream success while on an independent label, the group is widely credited for pioneering the visual kei movement. Their early music was speed metal, but later on they acquired a more symphonic metal sound.
LICKER was a Japanese band from Ōsaka which was formed in 2006. They decided to disband after their last live at the 31st of March 2011 due to Masa and Makoto leaving in January of the same year. Members:
Vo.: Cra (now in 琥珀)
Dr.: aka (now in 琥珀) Ex. member:
Dr.: yato (left 12.3.2010)
Gu.: MASA (now in 琥珀)
Gu.: Makoto More information:
OHP LICKER (Chicago)
Over in the states, the band LICKER is headed by Gordon Vanguard and Kyle Benson. They stylize themselves to be a carefully blended cocktail of grungy alternative and pop music.