Devoted to the discussion of the Japanese heavy metal scene and its artists! Rather nice to start things fresh in this topic. Being somewhat of a cultural anthroplogist, I’ll probably post a couple of essays later for discussion on. Artist updates, releases, and album and song reviews are welcome!
Personal favorite bands: Galneryus, Gallhammer, Boris, Kadenzza, Church of Misery, and Sigh. I don’t classify Dir en Grey and Maximum the Hormone as metal since they lean towards hardcore and hard rock more than anything. But that’s always up for debate :P.
You Oshima from Kadenzza, in interviews, talks about the Japanese extreme metal music scene.
The Omega Order. Great, reliable, cd order site. Contains several artists.