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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 and Earthshaker, Anthem formed in 1981 as a quartet of singer Toshihito Maeda, guitarist Akifumi Koyanagi, bassist Naoto "Ski" Shibata and drummer Takamasa Ohuchi.

Koyanagi left late 1983 and was replaced by Hiroya Fukuda. In December 1984 vocalist Toshihito Maeda also left, but sings on the track ...
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-Alive, 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-Answer, ex-Bite, ex-Hiroya, ex-Silver Blaze
Eizo Sakamoto Vocals (1984-1988, 2000-2014)
See also: Eizo Sakamoto, 鬼魔威羅生, ex-Animetal, ex-JAM Project, ex-See Through, 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, ex-Blackthorne, ex-Michael Schenker Fest, Bonnet, Parga & Heavenstone, Graham Bonnet's Alcatrazz, 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-Alive, 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-Answer, ex-Bite, ex-Hiroya, ex-Silver Blaze
Eizo Sakamoto Vocals (1984-1988, 2000-2014)
See also: Eizo Sakamoto, 鬼魔威羅生, ex-Animetal, ex-JAM Project, ex-See Through, 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, ex-Blackthorne, ex-Michael Schenker Fest, Bonnet, Parga & Heavenstone, Graham Bonnet's Alcatrazz, 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: Rochvill
Added on: 2002-07-21 03:52:28 Last modified on: 2022-10-02 03:33:17