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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

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 band to pursue a career in anime soundtracks with the band Neverland. In turn, Takasaki recruited childhood ...
Current
Masayoshi Yamashita Bass (1981-1992, 2001-present)
See also: Minoru Niihara (live), 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, ex-Tuska20, 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-Ubigun, ex-Negarobo, ex-Hard Gear, ex-Saber Tiger
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: Dramatica, Fatal Force, Michael Vescera, Obsession, Sovereign, Stygia, Vescera, Warrion, Roland Grapow, ex-MVP, ex-Palace of Black, ex-The Reign of Terror, ex-Safe Haven, Animetal USA, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Dr. Sin
Taiji Sawada Bass (1992-1993)
(R.I.P. 2011) See also: ex-Dirty Trashroad, ex-X Japan, ex-Dementia, ex-Prowler, ex-Cloud Nine (Jpn), ex-Dead Wire, ex-Fatima, ex-Kings, ex-Otokaze, ex-Taiji with Heavens, 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, ex-Sons of Angels
Naoto Shibata Bass (1995-2001)
See also: Anthem, ex-Black Hole, ex-Naoto Shibata Project, ex-Sons of Angels
Past (Live)
Kōsuke Ōshima Keyboards (1991)
Kouzou Suganuma Drums (2008)
See also: ex-Liv Moon, ex-Ded Chaplin
Shinya Yamada Drums (2010)
See also: Luna Sea, ex-Dead End (live), ex-Creature Creature, ex-Kashmir, ex-LoveFixer, ex-Lunacy, ex-Nanase Aikawa, ex-Pinocchio, ex-Potbelly, ex-Toshi with T-Earth, ex-Yellow Fried Chickenz, ex-真矢 (Shinya), ex-Miyavi (live)
Masayoshi Yamashita Bass (1981-1992, 2001-present)
See also: Minoru Niihara (live), 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, ex-Tuska20, 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-Ubigun, ex-Negarobo, ex-Hard Gear, ex-Saber Tiger
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: Dramatica, Fatal Force, Michael Vescera, Obsession, Sovereign, Stygia, Vescera, Warrion, Roland Grapow, ex-MVP, ex-Palace of Black, ex-The Reign of Terror, ex-Safe Haven, Animetal USA, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Dr. Sin
Taiji Sawada Bass (1992-1993)
(R.I.P. 2011) See also: ex-Dirty Trashroad, ex-X Japan, ex-Dementia, ex-Prowler, ex-Cloud Nine (Jpn), ex-Dead Wire, ex-Fatima, ex-Kings, ex-Otokaze, ex-Taiji with Heavens, 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, ex-Sons of Angels
Naoto Shibata Bass (1995-2001)
See also: Anthem, ex-Black Hole, ex-Naoto Shibata Project, ex-Sons of Angels
Past
Kōsuke Ōshima Keyboards (1991)
Kouzou Suganuma Drums (2008)
See also: ex-Liv Moon, ex-Ded Chaplin
Shinya Yamada Drums (2010)
See also: Luna Sea, ex-Dead End (live), ex-Creature Creature, ex-Kashmir, ex-LoveFixer, ex-Lunacy, ex-Nanase Aikawa, ex-Pinocchio, ex-Potbelly, ex-Toshi with T-Earth, ex-Yellow Fried Chickenz, ex-真矢 (Shinya), ex-Miyavi (live)
Added by: Skyklad Modified by: Ferneyhough
Added on: 2002-07-25 18:55:38 Last modified on: 2018-04-16 07:43:06