Loudness (band)

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Loudness
Loudness 2010 01.jpg
Loudness performing in 2010
Background information
OriginOsaka, Japan
Genresheavy metal
Years active1981-present
LabelsNippon Columbia, Atco, Warner Music Group, Rooms, Tokuma Japan, Wounded Bird Records
Associated actsLazy, Ezo, Earthshaker, Anthem, X Japan, Obsession, Yngwie Malmsteen, Animetal USA
WebsiteLoudness Website
MembersMinoru Niihara
Akira Takasaki
Masayoshi Yamashita
Masayuki Suzuki
Past membersMunetaka 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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