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Coffins

Coffins are a Japanese band, formed in 1996 by guitarist and vocalist Uchino. Having gone through several lineup changes in the past, they now consist of Uchino, Ryo (drums) and Koreeda (bass). Their sound is influenced by old school '80s and '90s , and . After several demos they released their 1st full-length album "Mortuary In Darkness" in 2005.

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Vamps

There are at least 2 bands/artists with the name Vamps. 1) VAMPS is a Japanese unit by Hyde (lead vocalist of L'Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (guitarist of Oblivion Dust, hide with Spread Beaver and Spin Aqua). HYDE and K.A.Z have been working together since HYDE's third solo album FAITH, which was released in 2006. In early spring 2008, they announced the name-change for HYDE's solo project - and officially formed a band. One of the reasons being to give more credit to K.A.Z for his work. Thus VAMPS was born.

Read more about Vamps on Last.fm.

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SCREW

SCREW is a band from Japan.
They originally started out in March 2006 under Speeddisk label and are now signed under the 'Indie PSC' label (PS COMPANY Co.,Ltd). SCREW expresses the concept that "everybody has darkness inside -- the poisonous chemicals of darkness have to be screwed out of the body." They were originally a four-piece band, but became a twin guitar band when Manabu joined in June 2007. At the start of 2010, their new bassist Rui (ex Jewel joined the band, after their previous bassist Yuuto left the band in the beginning of the year.

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NoGoD

1) NoGoD (Previously known as 新興宗教楽団NoGoD) is a with 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.

Read more about NoGoD on Last.fm.

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coldrain

coldrain is a rock band from Nagoya, Japan formed in 2007. The band consists of five members, of which two are half American. In 2009, the song "8AM" was used as the ending for the anime series Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! New Challenger. In 2010, the song "We're not alone" was used as the opening theme for the anime series RAINBOW: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin. Members
Vocals: Masato
Guitar: Y.K.C (Yokochi)
Guitar & Backup Vocals: Sugi (Kazuya)
Bass & Backup Vocals: RxYxO (Ryo)

Read more about coldrain on Last.fm.

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Heartless

1) Hardcore punk band from Pittsburgh, PA. 2) Hard rock band from Tampa, FL. 3) Visual kei band from Japan. Please use the tag ?????. 4) Black metal band from China. 5) Metalcore band from Ontario, Canada. 6) Pop punk band from New Bedford, MA.
Further info: 2) Heartless is a hard rock/hair metal band formed in Tampa in the late 80s and performed together for several years. Through the later 90s, the band transformed and became 'Kenne McGey and Lefty' and are still active in local Tampa scene.

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girugämesh

girugämesh (ギルガメッシュ) was created in 2003 in the suburbs of Tokyo. However, 2004 should be considered as the true beginning, because it was in that year the band formed its present line up: 左迅 (Satoshi, vocals, ex-べノム), 弐 (Nii, guitar), 愁 (Shuu, bass. before girugämesh he was a roadie for kagerou) and Яyo (drums). Their first concert was in Motoyawata ROUTE14 24.03.2004. At this time they released their first demo: ~kaijou kata enban~.

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Redrum

There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Redrum - (often stylized as REDRUM) is a Japanese indie/shoegaze rock band who formed in 1996 with the decisive goal of becoming a band similar to Portishead for Japan. The members of the band consist of Yumi (vocals), Tsuyoshi (guitar) and Kazi (drums). The role of bassist officially changed two times and was helmed primarily by Soto who joined the band early on and stayed until his departure in December 2004. Their catalogue of works consists of only a few proper albums, several mini albums and maxi singles.

Read more about Redrum on Last.fm.

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