Loudness (band)

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Loudness

Loudness performing in 2010
Background information
Origin Osaka, Japan
Genres heavy metal
Years active 1981-present
Labels Nippon Columbia, Atco, Warner Music Group, Rooms, Tokuma Japan, Wounded Bird Records
Associated acts Lazy, Ezo, Earthshaker, Anthem, X Japan, Obsession, Yngwie Malmsteen, Animetal USA
Website Loudness Website
Members
Minoru Niihara
Akira Takasaki
Masayoshi Yamashita
Masayuki Suzuki
Past members
Munetaka Higuchi (deceased)
Mike Vescera
Hirotsugu Homma
Naoto Shibata
Masaki Yamada
Taiji Sawada (deceased)

Loudness is a heavy metal band from Japan. The band was founded in 1981 by singer Akira Takasaki and drummer Munetaka Higuchi[1]. Loudness was the first Japanese heavy metal band to be signed to a recording contract in the United States.

References[change | change source]

  1. Nippop Loudness Profile Retrieved Sep 21 2007 (English)

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