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Anthem

Country of origin:
Japan
Location:
Tokyo
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1981
Genre:
Heavy Metal (early); Heavy/Power Metal (later)
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 & Earthshaker, Anthem formed in 1981 as a quartet of singer Toshihito Maeda, guitarist Akifumi Koyanagi, bassist Naoto "Ski" Shibata & drummer Takamasa Ohuchi.

Koyanagi left in late 1983 & was replaced by Hiroya Fukuda. In Dec. 1984, vocalist Toshihito Maeda also left, but sings on the track "Warning ...
Current
Naoto Shibata Bass (1981-1992, 2000-present)
See also: ex-Black Hole, ex-Loudness, ex-Saber Tiger, 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-War Cry, ex-Shy Blue
Isamu Tamaru Drums (2013-present)
See also: ex-Yasha
Past
Kazumasa Saitoh Guitars
Takamasa Ohuchi Drums (1981-1992, 2000)
See also: 5X, D.T.F.M., Solitude, Superblood, ex-Bambino
Akifumi Koyanagi Guitars (1981-1983)
Toshihito Maeda Vocals (1981-1984)
See also: ex-Dancer, TYO, 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, ex-練馬マッチョマン
Hideaki Nakama Guitars (1990-1991)
See also: ex-Emerald Forest, ex-Hell 'n' Back, ex-Hideaki Nakama, ex-Hurry Scuary, ex-Minoru Niihara (live)
Hirotsugu Homma Drums (2000-2013)
See also: Naked Machine, Reaction, ex-Ezo, ex-Flatbacker, ex-Loudness, ex-Saber Tiger, ex-Mari Hamada (live), ex-Sons of Angels
Graham Bonnet Vocals (2000)
See also: EZoo, Graham Bonnet Band, Lyraka, Michael Schenker Fest, ex-Blackthorne, Bonnet, Parga & Heavenstone, Taz Taylor Band (live), ex-Impellitteri, ex-Rainbow, ex-Alcatrazz, 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: ex-Yasha
Naoto Shibata Bass (1981-1992, 2000-present)
See also: ex-Black Hole, ex-Loudness, ex-Saber Tiger, 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-War Cry, ex-Shy Blue
Isamu Tamaru Drums (2013-present)
See also: ex-Yasha
Kazumasa Saitoh Guitars
Takamasa Ohuchi Drums (1981-1992, 2000)
See also: 5X, D.T.F.M., Solitude, Superblood, ex-Bambino
Akifumi Koyanagi Guitars (1981-1983)
Toshihito Maeda Vocals (1981-1984)
See also: ex-Dancer, TYO, 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, ex-練馬マッチョマン
Hideaki Nakama Guitars (1990-1991)
See also: ex-Emerald Forest, ex-Hell 'n' Back, ex-Hideaki Nakama, ex-Hurry Scuary, ex-Minoru Niihara (live)
Hirotsugu Homma Drums (2000-2013)
See also: Naked Machine, Reaction, ex-Ezo, ex-Flatbacker, ex-Loudness, ex-Saber Tiger, ex-Mari Hamada (live), ex-Sons of Angels
Graham Bonnet Vocals (2000)
See also: EZoo, Graham Bonnet Band, Lyraka, Michael Schenker Fest, ex-Blackthorne, Bonnet, Parga & Heavenstone, Taz Taylor Band (live), ex-Impellitteri, ex-Rainbow, ex-Alcatrazz, 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: ex-Yasha
Added by: PumpkinFlyFree Modified by: KingSpooky
Added on: 2002-07-21 03:52:28 Last modified on: 2021-10-11 11:39:22