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Anthem

Country of origin:
Japan
Location:
Tokyo
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1981
Genre:
Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes:
Life, Fighting, Freedom, Love, Fantasy
Current label:
Nuclear Blast
Years active:
1981-1992, 2000-present
Considered to be one of the earliest pioneering bands of Japanese heavy metal alongside Loudness and Earthshaker, Anthem formed in 1981 as a quartet of singer Toshihito Maeda, guitarist Akifumi Koyanagi, bass player Naoto "Ski" Shibata and drummer Takamasa Ohuchi.

Koyanagi left in late 1983 to be replaced by Hiroya Fukuda. In December 1984 vocalist Toshihito Maeda also left. He appeared as ...
Current
Naoto Shibata Bass (1981-1992, 2000-present)
See also: ex-Loudness, ex-Black Hole, ex-Naoto Shibata Project, ex-Sons of Angels
Yukio Morikawa Vocals (1988-1992, 2014-present)
See also: ex-Hollywood, ex-Sonic Squad, ex-Goldbrick, ex-Powernude
Akio Shimizu Guitars (1991-1992, 2000-present)
See also: Eraserhead, ex-Hollywood, ex-Sonic Squad, ex-Shy Blue
Isamu Tamaru Drums (2013-present)
See also: Yasha
Past
Kazumasa Saitoh Guitars
Takamasa Ohuchi Drums (1981-1992, 2000)
See also: 5X, D.T.F.M., Solitude, Superblood, ex-Black Hole
Akifumi Koyanagi Guitars (1981-1983)
See also: ex-Black Hole
Toshihito Maeda Vocals (1981-1984)
See also: ex-Dancer, TYO, ex-Black hole, ex-Ello, ex-Groove Master, ex-Trinity
Hiroya Fukuda Guitars (1983-1990)
See also: ex-DeadClaw, ex-Hiroya, ex-Silver Blaze
Eizo Sakamoto Vocals (1984-1988, 2000-2014)
See also: Eizo Sakamoto, 哀旋士, ex-Eizo Japan, ex-Animetal, 鬼魔威羅生, ex-JAM Project
Hideaki Nakama Guitars (1990-1991)
See also: ex-Hell 'n' Back, ex-Hideaki Nakama, ex-Hurry Scuary, ex-Minoru Niihara (live), ex-Emerald Forest
Hirotsugu Homma Drums (2000-2013)
See also: ex-Ezo, ex-Flatbacker, ex-Loudness, ex-Sons of Angels
Graham Bonnet Vocals (2000)
See also: Graham Bonnet Band, Lyraka, Michael Schenker Fest, Stardust Reverie, ex-Alcatrazz, ex-Blackthorne, Bonnet, Parga & Heavenstone, Taz Taylor Band (live), ex-Impellitteri, ex-Rainbow, ex-Forcefield (Gbr), ex-Michael Schenker Group, ex-Southern Comfort, ex-The Blue Sect, ex-The Graham Bonnet Set, ex-The Marbles, ex-The Party Boys
Past (Live)
Isamu Tamaru Drums (2013)
See also: Yasha
Naoto Shibata Bass (1981-1992, 2000-present)
See also: ex-Loudness, ex-Black Hole, ex-Naoto Shibata Project, ex-Sons of Angels
Yukio Morikawa Vocals (1988-1992, 2014-present)
See also: ex-Hollywood, ex-Sonic Squad, ex-Goldbrick, ex-Powernude
Akio Shimizu Guitars (1991-1992, 2000-present)
See also: Eraserhead, ex-Hollywood, ex-Sonic Squad, ex-Shy Blue
Isamu Tamaru Drums (2013-present)
See also: Yasha
Kazumasa Saitoh Guitars
Takamasa Ohuchi Drums (1981-1992, 2000)
See also: 5X, D.T.F.M., Solitude, Superblood, ex-Black Hole
Akifumi Koyanagi Guitars (1981-1983)
See also: ex-Black Hole
Toshihito Maeda Vocals (1981-1984)
See also: ex-Dancer, TYO, ex-Black hole, ex-Ello, ex-Groove Master, ex-Trinity
Hiroya Fukuda Guitars (1983-1990)
See also: ex-DeadClaw, ex-Hiroya, ex-Silver Blaze
Eizo Sakamoto Vocals (1984-1988, 2000-2014)
See also: Eizo Sakamoto, 哀旋士, ex-Eizo Japan, ex-Animetal, 鬼魔威羅生, ex-JAM Project
Hideaki Nakama Guitars (1990-1991)
See also: ex-Hell 'n' Back, ex-Hideaki Nakama, ex-Hurry Scuary, ex-Minoru Niihara (live), ex-Emerald Forest
Hirotsugu Homma Drums (2000-2013)
See also: ex-Ezo, ex-Flatbacker, ex-Loudness, ex-Sons of Angels
Graham Bonnet Vocals (2000)
See also: Graham Bonnet Band, Lyraka, Michael Schenker Fest, Stardust Reverie, ex-Alcatrazz, ex-Blackthorne, Bonnet, Parga & Heavenstone, Taz Taylor Band (live), ex-Impellitteri, ex-Rainbow, ex-Forcefield (Gbr), ex-Michael Schenker Group, ex-Southern Comfort, ex-The Blue Sect, ex-The Graham Bonnet Set, ex-The Marbles, ex-The Party Boys
Past
Isamu Tamaru Drums (2013)
See also: Yasha
Added by: PumpkinFlyFree Modified by: TvvrAskesis
Added on: 2002-07-21 03:52:28 Last modified on: 2018-12-09 14:41:33