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Unearthing the Metal Underground in Japan

Each week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we’ll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. In the dawn of what some call “The New Wave of Asian Heavy Metal,” we have unearthed bands from countries such as South Korea, China, Sri Lanka, Singapore and India. This week, I will be showcasing metal’s biggest Asian supporters – Japan.

There is no doubt the metal scene is enormous in Japan. It is home to Tokyo’s Sigh and Chiba’s X-Japan, the latter of which pioneered the glam-rock movement known as Visual Kei and recently completed a successful first-ever North American tour. In addition, the Loud Park Festival is held in Japan every year and has featured bands such as Motörhead, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, among many others. Also, there is a manga, turned anime, turned live-action movie (with a cameo by Gene Simmons) based on a fictional band named Detroit Metal City. (I highly recommend to Metalocalypse fans.)

Although there is a plethora of talented J-metal bands, I can only focus on a few this week. Here are three “ichiban” (that means "top" or "number one") bands worth checking out:

Blood Stain Child

Osaka’s Blood Stain Child formed in 2000 with vocalist Ryo, guitarist Ryu, keyboardist Aiki and drummer Violator. The Child, in its early years with the debut "Silence from Northern Hell," has been likened to melodic death metal bands Children of Bodom and In Flames; however, BSC has since matured and separated itself from the pack with its unique blend of electronica, industrial and trance, although still retaining some Gothenburg-influenced roots. The band recently recruited vocalist Sophia from Greece and drummer Gami to replace the previous members Sadew and Violator, and are expected to release a yet-to-be-titled fifth studio album in 2011.

Check out Blood Stain Child at its MySpace.


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MyProof Announces Japanese Mini Tour

Japanese melodic death metal band MyProof will be embarking on a short tour in their home country in October with guests X Syndicate from France.

Here are the tour dates:

Oct. 28 Shinjuku, Tokyo - Wildside
Oct. 29 Roppongi, Tokyo - Bauhaus
Oct. 30 Nagoya, Aichi - Club Zion

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MyProof To Reissue "Pupil Of Astraea" EP

Japanese melodic deathmetal/metalcore band MYPROOF will be reissuing their critically acclaimed “Pupil of Astraea” EP this coming October through TRINITY RECORDS HONG KONG to celebrate their decade long existence. The said reissue will be dubbed as “Decade Edition” and it will include four bonus tracks exclusively recorded for this version and a totally new artwork. It has a total playing time of 40 minutes of the band’s signature blending of melodic deathmetal, hardcore, and Japanese culture. The album will be available worldwide.

Here is the "Pupil of Astraea: Decade Edition" tracklisting:

1. Stop this moment
2. Meaningless anger
3. Pupil of Astraea
4. Invisible force
5. Flower dance
6. Thirty hours of pain
7. Time machine to the future
8. Time is gone
9. The life of nature
10. Planetarium sphere (abstract mix)
11. Hidden track

A video of the song “Pupil of Astraea” was also made to help promote this release.

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