The Japanese Band Research Thread
#1
Being that Japan has such a wide spectrum of underground bands, I thought we could use this thread for asking questions regarding a particular band. Depending on the information that you request, please don't ask about more than one band at a time, as being bombarded with such requests can be pretty annoying.

I'm looking for more information about the band Liar. I first heard about them while reading the second edition of Metal Forces, issued in 1984. Any assistance would be appreciated.
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#2
I only have some live data. I have some live shows I think, and a video.. but no real info. Ano hoshi ni narumade is from their demo.
He was obviously more successful with Dead End so I haven't paid much attention to Liar.


Just noticed it says pic by "Yuzi Adachi"
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#3
(07-10-2016, 02:33 PM)inxxane Wrote: I only have some live data. I have some live shows I think, and a video.. but no real info. Ano hoshi ni narumade is from their demo.
He was obviously more successful with Dead End so I haven't paid much attention to Liar.


Just noticed it says pic by "Yuzi Adachi"
It's great to have something to finally hear from them, and they actually sound pretty good. Sounds like a slightly heavier version of Earthshaker.

Many thanks for those links. Rock On
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#4
That Altemis demo song that TadakatsuH0nda posted sounded really good! It'd be great to get more information from them. One can only hope that a full copy of the demo still exists, and that whoever is reading this post should make an offer.
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#5
All I have found so far is that they were from Osaka and this photo

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I also found these live recordings from 1987



My Website: Straight From Japan
Discogs (all of it): Discogs Collection
Twitter: Straight From Japan <----Warning this is all alt/underground idol stuff
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#6
A piece of info I'd found out and listed on the metal archives was that they were active from the mid 80s up until at least 1988 when their photo was taken.

I'll put the song "Black Jail" on YouTube shortly. Their demo will be one of the ones I hunt for when I'm in Japan next year.
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#7
I also found a track listing for the demo:


1. Black Jail

2. Night Messenger

3. Destiny

4. Under World
My Website: Straight From Japan
Discogs (all of it): Discogs Collection
Twitter: Straight From Japan <----Warning this is all alt/underground idol stuff
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#8
http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Altemis/112797

Everything above plus band members and their name in Japanese.
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#9
That band picture is mine, if I can remember what magazine it's from (since I used to post random images on facebook) I can check for info. Since the Metallum edit-dude says it's 1988, I'll check that first. I'll report here if I found it.
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#10
"Black Jail" sounds good, despite the raw live sound. Definitely a competent band.
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