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Mandrake Root

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Heavy/Power Metal
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First Blood, Little Sweeper, Metal Crusade Records, Target Label, Third Stage Records
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Before closure it was run by Hiroki "Uli" Kawamoto.

Formed in 1985, Mandrake Root went on to sign and release material from several notable and influential Japanese groups including Hellen, Dancer, Precious and Terra Rosa among others. They're also the label that discovered 陰陽座 (Onmyo-za) and Concerto Moon.

The label closed down in 2009.

Mandrake Root various artists releases:
V.A. Little by Little and Bit by Bit 2003.02.14 (cat # 30MR-CD-031)

Mandrake Root promotional releases (Not sold to the public):
V.A. Mandrake People 1997.00.00 (cat # MR-CD-P1)
陰陽座 - がいながてや2002.00.00 (cat # MR/MO-P1) (Promotional release pocket CD, never sold to the public, there was also a regular sized CD version of this with the cat # MR/MO-P1R)
陰陽座 - 百鬼降臨伝 2002.01.10 (cat # 40MR-V-8)
陰陽座 - ニュースおみょーん2002.01.10 (This was a news announcement CD that fans would get when they pre-ordered the band's 2002 album 煌神羅刹 from the CD shop Third Stage, the 2004 news CD below is another instance of this.)
陰陽座 - ニュースおみょーん2004 2004.00.00

Mandrake Root videos:
V.A. Hush! Vol.5 1994.10.10 (cat # 29MR-H-5) (7 band video split which includes Samurai Blondies, Necrophilia, Visage, Rad Rats, Mother, Savior, and 練馬マッチョマン.)
V.A. Hush Special: Make it Shine Video Vol.1 -Melodious Hard Rock Battle- 1995.00.00 (cat # 30MR-H-S1)
V.A. Hush Special: Make it Shine Video Vol.2 -Melodious Hard Rock Battle- 1996.00.00 (cat # 30MR-H-S2)
V.A. Hush Special: Make it Shine Video Vol.4 -Melodious Hard Rock Battle- 2001.06.10 (cat # 30MR-H-S4)
練馬マッチョマン - グレート練馬伝 1994.00.00 (cat # 36MR-V-3)
Gerard - Chaos Live 2000.08.23 (cat # 40MR-V-6)

Other releases:
Panic In The Zu - Die For The Noise - 1988 - Cassette - (cat # 8MR-CT-01)
Frenzy - Frenzy - 1989 - Cassette - (cat # 12MR-CT-04)

Through sub-label Third Stage Records:
Burny, Ryo & Jun - B.R.J. 1995.09.00 (cat # TSR-002G)

Mandrake Root also had multiple other sub-labels including "Re-Birth Music" which released Masahiko Kuroki (From Wolf) - K-Works 2001 (cat# RBKW-001),
as well as "Astral Lady" which released the live compilation Hungry Days (cat# 28AL-3001) in 1987, which was recorded at a competition hosted by Mandrake Root with the winning band D'erlanger being given a recording deal.

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