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Japanese Metal Bands

We've covered 78 Japanese metal bands, which you can browse below. We're always expanding our database so check back often. If you are in a metal band from Japan, please see our F.A.Q. for tips on how to get your band listed on Metal Underground.com.

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Band Formed City/State Status Articles
Abigail 1992  Tokyo Active 9
Ablaze 2001  Active 1
Aggressive Dogs   Active 2
Anatomia 2003  Tokyo Active 1
Argument Soul   Active 3
Asian Typhoon   Active 1
Babymetal 2010  Active 6
Baked Bomb   Hiroshima Active 1
Balzac 1992  Tokyo Active 1
Basilisk   Active 1
Begrabnis   Active 0
Birth Asphyxia   Niigata Active 1
Birushanah   Osaka Active 1
Blood Stain Child   Active 12
Boris   Active 31
Butcher ABC 1994  Regrouped 5
Carcass Grinder 1993  Active 1
Casbah   Active 1
Church Of Misery   Tokyo Active 31
Coffins 1998  Active 23
Cohol   Tokyo Active 2
Community Trust   Active 1
Crossfaith   Active 5
Deadly Sins   Active 1
Deaflock 2000  Nagoya Active 1
Defiled 1992  Tokyo Active 8
Dehorn   Fukuoka Active 1
Desecravity   Active 7
Destrose   Active 4
Dir En Grey   Active 60
Each of the Days   Active 3
Early Cross 2008  Chiba Unknown 1
Edge Of Spirit   Active 1
Eleanor   Active 2
Empty Box   Fukuoka Active 1
Even Today   Active 1
Fastkill   Active 1
Gallhammer   Tokyo Active 16
Gauntlet 2009  Active 1
Go-Zen   Active 1
Gridlock   Tokyo Active 1
Grief of War 2002  Tokyo Active 4
GxSxD   Active 1
Gyze   Active 3
Hayaino Daisuki   Active 3
HeavensDust   Active 1
Holyworks   Fukuoka Active 1
Horrific Disease   Active 1
Hydrophobia   Fukuoka Active 2
Infected Malignity   Active 3
Infernal Revulsion 2004  Osaka Active 2
Intestine Baalism 1991  Active 0
Juno Bloodlust   Active 8
Liv Moon   Tokyo Active 1
Lost Eden 2000  Aichi, Nagoya-city Active 1
Lost Vector   Active 1
Loudness 1981  Osaka Active 27
Metalucifer   Active 3
MyProof   Active 3
Noism   Active 1
Oozepus   Active 1
Ordin   Fukuoka Active 1
Outrage   Active 0
Quest For Blood 2003  Active 0
Ritual Carnage   Tokyo Active 0
Shadow 1993  Osaka Active 1
Sigh 1990  Tokyo Active 48
Sukekiyo   Active 1
Svar fra hedensk   Fuji Active 1
Swarrrm   Active 1
Tainted DickMen   Fukuoka Active 1
Toguro   Fukuoka Active 1
Unholy Grave   Active 6
Vampillia   Active 6
Viscera Infest   Oita Active 1
Youthquake   Active 1
Zeni Geva 1987  Tokyo Regrouped 1
Zombie Ritual 2003  Tokyo Active 3

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