1) NoGoD (Previously known as 新興宗教楽団NoGoD) is a heavy metal with visual kei style band formed in 2005 in Tokyo, Japan. The band consist of 団長 (Danchou, Vocals), Kyrie (Guitar), Shinno (Guitar), 華凛 (Karin, Bass) and K (Drums). Since 2010, they have a major-contract on KING RECORDS. During their Indies-era on ART POP ENTERTAINMENT, they released 2 studio-albums ("夢幻教" in 2008 and "極彩色" in 2009), 2 mini-albums and 10 singles. Their major debut on KING RECORDS was their single "カクセイ" (Kakusei) released on June 9th, 2010.
Mushroomhead is an alt metal outfit that emerged in the 1990s. Mushroomhead's forceful yet melodic alt-metal incorporates elements of hip-hop, metal, alternative as well as industrial. Formed by drummer Skinny in 1993, Mushroomhead was originally a side-project for members of other Cleveland bands. They played their first show on October 22nd of that year. The members wore a variety of masks to hide their identity and for theatrical impact.
Static-X was formed in 1994 from the ashes of Wayne Static (well known for his extreme hair and beard) and Ken Jay's former band, Deep Blue Dream. After searching for members in Chicago, United States, Static and Jay decided to go to Los Angeles to continue their search. There they met Tony Campos, from the Spanish death metal band Asesino, and Koichi Fukuda, completing the band's original lineup. Static-X signed with Warner Brothers Records in early 1998.
Like many other unique creators, The Young Gods have never let trends or fashion interfere with their music.… That's why, since 1982, the trio from Switzerland cultivates its own sound, its own rhythm and its own world, that has naturally grown and evolved over the years to become one of the most unpredictable and powerful outlets in worldwide sonic turmoil. From their early mixes of new wave, to Stooges-like powertrip rock, and electronic ambiance (furiously captured on their '87 first LP), The Young Gods have covered a large scale of yesterday and today's music.
Blast is Known as 10 different artists:
1) A Japanese Indies rock band from Nagoya. They formed in 2001 out of the ashes of Lamiel and disbanded in 2004.
Vo: 維那 (Yuina) (Lustair → Lamiel → Blast)
Gu: 依織 (Iori) (Phobia → Lamiel → Blast → siva → cocklobin)
Ba: 秀朗 (Hiderou) (Another you → Theia → Lamiel → Blast)
Dr: 響 (Hibiki) (ORPHEE → Lapse → Another you → kein → Blast → GULLET → Rick → The Studs)
1/ Endo were a four-piece nu metal/hard rock music group from Miami, Florida. The band formed in 1995 with Lou Orenstein, Diego Ponsa, Reggie Barret, and Gil Bitton. A local production company, "Concrete Management", signed the band in the late 90's, where they opened for such bands as the Foo Fighters and Static-X. They were later signed to DV8/Columbia Records, and released two major albums in Evolve (2001) and Songs for the Restless (2003). The group also appeared at the Ozzfest Tour in 2003.
Haujobb (not to be confused with the demogroup of the same name) formed as a trio in 1993 in Germany, with B. Junemann being the third member to the current duo of Dejan and Daniel. Their first release was on cassette only, the now hopelessly out of print Drift Wheeler. This embryonic issue brought them to the attention of Off Beat records, who released their first CD, Homes and Gardens, later that same year.
Lordi is a hard rock / heavy metal band from Finland, formed in 1996 by 'Mr. Lordi' of Rovaniemi, Finland. They're known for their monster costumes and lyrical themes. In the beginning of the 1990s, Mr. Lordi played in a small band from Rovaniemi. He left the band when the other members didn't agree with the introduction of theatrical elements and KISS-style rock. Mr. Lordi started producing demos under the name Lordi in 1991 and continued to do so for a few years. The rest of the band members met each other for first time in 1996 in Stockholm, where they had gone to see KISS perform.
American Head Charge, the Minneapolis-based metal band, which had its genesis when Cameron Heacock and Chad Hanks crossed paths in a Minnesota rehab facility in 1997, has up to now been known primarily for the radically dysfunctional behavior of the band members. "We were definitely out of control on our first tour, Ozzfest 2001," Mr. Banks admits. "It wasn't enough to just play our music; we also had to fire shotguns on stage and throw pigheads at the crowd.