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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)

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Mello

メロ (Mello) are a Japanese Visual Kei band which started activities at the end of 2005. Their first maxi-single was released in April 2006. The members are:
Vo. 天聞 (Amonn)
Gt. 峻 (Shun)
Ba. 智 (Sato) ex member:
Gt. 夢時 (Yumezi) The band was once signed to Loop Ash but after Yumezi left the band on September 26th 2008, they went major and are now a part of Crown Records. Until now they released two mini-albums, two singles, three maxi-singles and they have been on omnibuses as well released several live-sold songs.

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EAT YOU ALIVE

EAT YOU ALIVE is a band from Nagoya, Japan. Originally named as MaveRick, the group began to perform under the name EAT YOU ALIVE on June 8th, 2008. Since the band's name change, both the music and the image of the band have evolved away from the conventional style. Their new sound and appearance, resembling western bands, make EAT YOU ALIVE a distinctive band in the visual kei scene. Band Members:
ヒロ (Hiro) - Vocalist (ex. MaveRick)
亮平 (Ryouhei) - Guitarist (ex. MaveRick)

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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.

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Vena Cava

Vena Cava has been the name of at least five bands:
1. A Romanian death metal band.
2. A San Diegan pop punk band.
3. A post-punk band from Columbus, Ohio on the Old 3C label.
4. A UK Post-Punk band who released a 7" EP in 1980.
5. A Metal band in Beijing who are in High School.

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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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Hal

There are several artists using this name: 1) Ultra-hooky, dramatic vocal harmony-drenched tunes. Echoes of the Beatles, Harry Nilsson, the Beach Boys, and Phil Spector are everywhere. Hal go beyond imitation and use their influences, as a good band should, as guides and not blueprints. Tim Sendra-All Music Guide.
Dublin 3-piece, Hal, formed in 2003 and were signed by Jeff Travis to Rough Trade Records in 2004. Their eponymous debut album was produced by Tears for Fears’ Ian Stanley, and released to critical acclaim in 2005, producing two UK and Irish top 40 chart hits.

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Fade

At least six artists use the name Fade: 1. fade is a Japanese five-piece alternative rock band. Current line-up is as follow: Jonathan Underdown (Vocals), Kansei Miyaji (Guitars), 5° aka Shingo Terasawa (Guitars), noriyuki (Bass), rui (Drums). They performed the opening theme song "One Reason" for the 2011 TV animation series Deadman Wonderland. fade have worked with Jason Miller (gODHEAD), Markku Lappalainen (ex.

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ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK is a Japanese Rock band formed in the summer of 2005. It was started by Toru with High School friends Alex and Ryota after each of them got their musical instruments. After that, Taka joined as their vocalist and they focused on performing shows in the Tokyo area. In 2006 they independently released 2 mini albums. Because of their albums sales, their participation in relatively large festivals that summer and their energetic shows in the outskirts of Tokyo, they were noticed by a foreign record company.

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