Onmyo-za

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Onmyo-za
Paese d'origine Giappone Giappone
Genere Visual kei
Heavy metal
Folk metal
Periodo di attività 1999 – in attività
Etichetta King Records
Album pubblicati 17
Studio 9
Sito web

Gli Onmyo-za (陰陽座 Onmyōza?) ,(il cui nome viene translitterato anche come Onmyoza ed Onmyouza) sono un gruppo musicale heavy metal giapponese che ha pubblicato il primo album nel 1999.

Quasi tutte le canzoni ed i testi sono composti da Matatabi.

Il concept della band si si rifà all'immaginario del folklore giapponese ed alle leggende della antica mitologia nipponica (temi presenti in tutti i testi). I membri della band vestono dei tradizionali kimono durante le esibizioni live, utilizzando un trucco molto leggero.

Formazione[modifica | modifica sorgente]

  • 黒猫(Kuroneko) - voce
  • 瞬火(Matatabi) - basso, voce
  • 招鬼(Maneki) - chitarra
  • 狩姦(Karukan) - chitarra, cori

Membri di supporto[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Ex-membri[modifica | modifica sorgente]

  • 斗羅(Tora / Atsushi Kawatsuka) - batteria (1991-2009) (lascia il gruppo ufficialmente nel 2009, rimanendo come membro di supporto ed utilizzando il suo vero nome, Atsushi Kawatsuka, fino al 2010, anno in cui abbandona definitivamente il gruppo)

Discografia[1][modifica | modifica sorgente]

Albums[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Title Album type Release date Peak Japanese Chart Position
Kikoku-Tenshou (鬼哭転生; Wailing Reincarnation) Studio album December 5, 1999 Did not chart
Hyakki-Ryouran (百鬼繚乱; Welter of Hundred Demons) Studio album December 24, 2000 Did not chart
Kojin-Rasetsu (煌神羅刹; Coruscating god Raksasa) Studio album January 10, 2002 49
Fuuin-Kairan (封印廻濫; Circulating Seal) Studio album July 24, 2002 63
Houyoku-Rindou (鳳翼麟瞳; Phoenix Wing, Unicorn's Eye) Studio album January 22, 2003 23
Mugen-Houyou (夢幻泡影; Illusion of Vapor and Shadow) Studio album March 3, 2004 27
Garyo-Tensei (臥龍點睛; Finishing Touch) Studio album June 22, 2005 20
Maou-Taiten (魔王戴天; Evil Lord Takes Heaven) Studio album July 25, 2007 13
Chimimouryou (魑魅魍魎; Evil River and Mountain Spirits) Studio album September 10, 2008 9
Kongoukyuubi (金剛九尾; Sturdy Dazzling Ninetails) Studio album September 9, 2009 13
Kishi-Bojin (鬼子母神; Mother Of Devils) Studio album December 21,2011 13

Compilations[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Title Album type Release date Peak Japanese Chart Position
Sekinetsu-Enbu (赤熱演舞; Red Hot Dance) Live album June 25, 2003 68
In'you-Shugyoku (陰陽珠玉; Jewel of Yin and Yang) "Best of" compilation album February 8, 2006 14
Onmyou-Live (陰陽雷舞; Onmyou Thunder Live) Live album June 7, 2006 35
Ryuuou-Shugyoku (龍凰珠玉; Jewel of Dragon and Phoenix) "Best of" compilation album December 4, 2013 18

Singles[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Title Release date Peak Japanese Chart Position
Ouka no Kotowari (桜花ノ理; Logic of Cherry Blossoms) August 19, 2000 Did not chart
Tsuki ni Murakumo Hana ni Kaze (月に叢雲花に風; Moon in the Clouds, Flower in the Wind) December 16, 2001 Did not chart
Youka Ninpocho (妖花忍法帖; Ninja Magic Story of Voluptuous Flower) December 25, 2002 57[2]
Houyoku-Tenshou (鳳翼天翔; Soaring Phoenix Wing) June 4, 2003 66
Mezame (醒; Awakening) October 1, 2003 30[2]
Nemuri (睡; Sleep) January 7, 2004 40
Kumikyoku "Yoshitsune" - Akki Hogan (組曲『義経』~悪忌判官; "Yoshitsune" Musical Suite - The Abhorrer of Evil ) September 23, 2004 30[2]
Kumikyoku "Yoshitsune" - Muma Enjou (組曲『義経』~夢魔炎上; Blazing Nightmare ) October 27, 2004 32[2]
Kumikyoku "Yoshitsune" - Raise Kaikou (組曲『義経』~来世邂逅; Reunite in Afterworld ) November 26, 2004 33[2]
Kouga Ninpocho (甲賀忍法帖: Ninja Magic Story of the Kouga) April 27, 2005 31[2]
Kokui no Tennyo (黒衣の天女; Black-Robed Celestial Maiden ) June 27, 2007 14[2]
Kureha (紅葉; Kureha)
  • "Kureha" is a name of legendary female Oni.
August 6, 2008 15[2]
Soukoku/Doukoku (相剋/慟哭; Rivalry/Lament) January 21, 2009 13[2]
Aoki Dokugan (蒼き独眼; The Blue One-eyed ) August 26, 2009 17[2]
Konpeki no Soujin (紺碧の双刃; Azure twin blades )
  • Announced as a sequel to Aoki Dokugan
February 9, 2011 23
Seiten no Mikazuki (青天の三日月; 'Crescent moon in the blue sky')
  • Announced as a sequel to Konpeki no Soujin
March 19, 2014 Unreleased

DVDs[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Title Video type Release date Peak Japanese Chart Position
Hyakki-Korinden (百鬼降臨伝; The Legend of Descent of Hundred Demons) Live video January 10, 2002 (VHS)
February 14, 2004 (DVD)
Did not chart
Hakkou-Ranbu (白光乱舞; White Shining Boisterous Dance) Live video June 25, 2003 40
Wagashikabane wo Koeteyuke (我屍越行; Go Beyond the Corpse of Mine) Live video March 2, 2005 28
Yuugen-Reibu (幽玄霊舞; The Live for Profoundness and Sprits) Live video August 22, 2005 Fanclub only
Shugyoku-Enbu (珠玉宴舞; The Jewel of Feast and Dance) Live video June 21, 2006 40
Tenkafubu (天下布舞; Conquer the World with Pagent) Live video January 23, 2008 44
Ryuou Rinbu (龍凰輪舞; Rondo of Dragon and Phoenix) Live video April 21, 2010 24
Shikigami Raibu (式神雷舞; Shikigami Thunder Live) Live video July 1, 2010 Fanclub only
Zekkai Enbu (絶界演舞; Hidden World Live) Live video September 5, 2012 6
Shikigami Oubu (式神謳舞; Shikigami Celebration Live) Live video December 13, 2013 Fanclub only

Collegamenti esterni[modifica | modifica sorgente]

  1. ^ The official Onmyo-za website
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j www.oricon.co.jp 陰陽座のシングル売り上げランキング Retrieved Feb 17, 2011