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Loudness

Country of origin:
Japan
Location:
Osaka
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1981
Genre:
Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes:
Rocking, Freedom
Current label:
Tokuma Japan Communications
Years active:
1981-present
Japanese name: ラウドネス

Members in order from left to right: Masayuki Suzuki, Masayoshi Yamashita, Minoru Niihara, and Akira Takasaki.

Loudness was formed in 1981 by Akira Takasaki, Munetaka Higuchi, and Hiroyuki Tanaka who were transitioning from rock band Lazy to trying their hand at a heavy metal band, unhappy with the musical direction of Lazy. Shortly after formation however Tanaka quit the ...
Current
Masayoshi Yamashita Bass (1981-1992, 2001-present)
See also: ex-M.T. Fuji, ex-Ded Chaplin (live), ex-Misako Honjoh, ex-Blood Circus, ex-Spaed
Akira Takasaki Guitars (1981-present)
See also: Akira Takasaki, ex-M.T. Fuji, Lazy, ex-Misako Honjoh, ex-Jasmine Sky, ex-Ji-Zo
Minoru Niihara Vocals (1981-1988, 2001-present)
See also: Minoru Niihara, X.Y.Z.→A, ex-Ded Chaplin, ex-M.T. Fuji, ex-Sly, 西寺 実, ex-Earthshaker
Masayuki "Ampan" Suzuki Drums (2009-present)
See also: Galatea, RDX, ex-Negarobo, ex-Ubigun, ex-Saber Tiger, ex-Hard Gear
Past
Hiroyuki Tanaka Bass (1981)
(R.I.P. 2006) See also: ex-Lazy
Munetaka Higuchi Drums (1981-1992, 2001-2008)
(R.I.P. 2008) See also: ex-Munetaka Higuchi, ex-Sly, ex-Misako Honjoh, ex-Blood Circus, ex-Lazy, ex-Mari Hamada, ex-Rose of Rose
Michael Vescera Vocals (1988-1991)
See also: Fatal Force, Michael Vescera, Obsession, Sovereign, Stygia, Warrion, Roland Grapow, ex-MVP, ex-Palace of Black, ex-The Reign of Terror, ex-Safe Haven, Animetal USA, ex-Dr. Sin, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen
Taiji Sawada Bass (1992-1993)
(R.I.P. 2011) See also: ex-Dirty Trashroad, ex-Cloud Nine, ex-X Japan, ex-Dementia, ex-Prowler, ex-Kings, ex-Otokaze, ex-Trash, ex-TSP
Masaki Yamada Vocals (1992-2001)
See also: ex-Ezo, ex-Flatbacker, FiRESiGN
Hirotsugu Homma Drums (1994-2001)
See also: ex-Ezo, ex-Flatbacker, ex-Anthem
Naoto Shibata Bass (1995-2001)
See also: Anthem
Past (Live)
Kōsuke Ōshima Keyboards (1991)
Kouzou Suganuma Drums (2008)
See also: Liv Moon, ex-Ded Chaplin
Shinya Yamada Drums (2010)
See also: Luna Sea, ex-Dead End (live), ex-Toshi with T-Earth, ex-Yellow Fried Chickenz
Masayoshi Yamashita Bass (1981-1992, 2001-present)
See also: ex-M.T. Fuji, ex-Ded Chaplin (live), ex-Misako Honjoh, ex-Blood Circus, ex-Spaed
Akira Takasaki Guitars (1981-present)
See also: Akira Takasaki, ex-M.T. Fuji, Lazy, ex-Misako Honjoh, ex-Jasmine Sky, ex-Ji-Zo
Minoru Niihara Vocals (1981-1988, 2001-present)
See also: Minoru Niihara, X.Y.Z.→A, ex-Ded Chaplin, ex-M.T. Fuji, ex-Sly, 西寺 実, ex-Earthshaker
Masayuki "Ampan" Suzuki Drums (2009-present)
See also: Galatea, RDX, ex-Negarobo, ex-Ubigun, ex-Saber Tiger, ex-Hard Gear
Hiroyuki Tanaka Bass (1981)
(R.I.P. 2006) See also: ex-Lazy
Munetaka Higuchi Drums (1981-1992, 2001-2008)
(R.I.P. 2008) See also: ex-Munetaka Higuchi, ex-Sly, ex-Misako Honjoh, ex-Blood Circus, ex-Lazy, ex-Mari Hamada, ex-Rose of Rose
Michael Vescera Vocals (1988-1991)
See also: Fatal Force, Michael Vescera, Obsession, Sovereign, Stygia, Warrion, Roland Grapow, ex-MVP, ex-Palace of Black, ex-The Reign of Terror, ex-Safe Haven, Animetal USA, ex-Dr. Sin, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen
Taiji Sawada Bass (1992-1993)
(R.I.P. 2011) See also: ex-Dirty Trashroad, ex-Cloud Nine, ex-X Japan, ex-Dementia, ex-Prowler, ex-Kings, ex-Otokaze, ex-Trash, ex-TSP
Masaki Yamada Vocals (1992-2001)
See also: ex-Ezo, ex-Flatbacker, FiRESiGN
Hirotsugu Homma Drums (1994-2001)
See also: ex-Ezo, ex-Flatbacker, ex-Anthem
Naoto Shibata Bass (1995-2001)
See also: Anthem
Past
Kōsuke Ōshima Keyboards (1991)
Kouzou Suganuma Drums (2008)
See also: Liv Moon, ex-Ded Chaplin
Shinya Yamada Drums (2010)
See also: Luna Sea, ex-Dead End (live), ex-Toshi with T-Earth, ex-Yellow Fried Chickenz
Added by: Skyklad Modified by: Diamhea
Added on: 2002-07-25 18:55:38 Last modified on: 2014-10-11 03:36:06
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