Loudness with Bullet To The Heart and Midnight Devils at Trees

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Thu May 11 2023 – 8:00 PM

location: Trees Deep Ellum

In 1981, Munetaka Higuchi (ds), Akira Takasaki (guitar), Minoru Niihara (vocals), and Masayoshi Yamashita (bass) formed “LOUDNESS”. Released the first album “Tanjouzenya – THE BIRTHDAY EVE” that shook the hard rock scene in Japan. become. After that, LOUDNESS, who had been active in Japan, embarked on their first tour in July 1983 on the West Coast of the United States and in Europe. It will be the first worldwide multiple-disc contract as a band. The album “THUNDER IN THE EAST”, which was released worldwide to commemorate, ranked 74th on the US “Billboard” chart, which is unusual for a Japanese band, and has been in the chart for 19 consecutive weeks. It kept charting in. And during the US tour with Motley Crue, they achieved the feat of being the first Japanese band to perform on stage at Madison Square Garden. The follow-up album “LIGHTNING STRIKES” ranked 64th on Billboard magazine, surpassing the previous album. Since then, they have repeated several member changes, including an American vocalist, but in 2000, they reunited with the original line-up and released the album “SPIRITUAL CANOE ~Rinne Tensei”. After a nationwide tour, the fans went crazy at the loudness that came back. As if to fill in the blanks, they continue to release rush and energetic live activities, but after releasing ALBUM “METAL MAD”, Munetaka Higuchi rests for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma. For the next six months, he lived a harsh life of fighting against illness, but at 10:44 am on November 30th of the same year, Munetaka Higuchi passed away at the young age of 49 due to hepatocellular carcinoma. After that, Suzuki “Anpan” Masayuki was appointed as the successor drummer, and the band continued its activities without rest. In 2013, in order to devote himself to music activities with a more solid structure, he launched his own management and label, Katana Music, and in 2014 released the album “THE SUN WILL RISE AGAIN ~ Gekikon Reito” from Universal. In addition to releases and domestic tours, voices will come from various overseas festivals. The results of visiting metal festivals in Europe every summer have been fruitful year by year, and in January 2018, the new album “RISE TO GLORY -8118-” was released simultaneously all over the world for the first time in four years, and received maximum acclaim in each country. , drummer Suzuki collapses from a cerebral infarction at the timing of the tour. After that, the band quickly recruited Ryuichi Nishida as a support drummer, and decided to go on a domestic tour starting in the spring. In the summer, they toured Europe including large-scale festivals, and performed at a Korean festival for the first time in a long time. rice field. Then, on the final day of “METAL WEEKEND” held over four days at Zepp DiverCuty in September, Suzuki also appeared on stage for the first time in nine months. He declared on stage that he would do his best no matter how long it took, and at the end of the year “Rock Beats Cancer Vol.6”, he performed 5 songs and showed his recovery to the fans. In 2019, the band will continue to have Nishida as their support drummer, and in May they will tour Australia for the first time, tour Japan, and the TUSKA FESTIVAL in Finland in June. We will continue to protect the place where we come, so I want all the fans to watch over us warmly.


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