- Gallhammer, a all-female black metal band, formed in 2003. Judging by the samples on their myspace page, they seem to be great. Hmm, they will your in Europe beginning on September, may be I will go to see them in London on Sept. 23 with Unearthly Trance and Ramesses...
- Vomit Remnants, a black metal band, formed in 1997.
- Church of Misery, another metal band from Tokyo.
- Sigh, said as one of the first Japanese Black Metal bands
- Sabbat, another black metal band.
Appart from the fact that I will be there in August, the difficulty in Japan seems to find the venues. It seems to be difficult even for Japanese, as the Japanese addressing system is not based on streets, but rather on city districts and blocks. Hence venues put little maps to make it easier to find them. The only problem is that they are almost always written in Kanji...
And now folks, off for Japan !! I'm leaving tomorrow morning for Tokyo, returning to French August showers in approx. 2 weeks.
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