Since its inception in 1981, Loudness have led the Japanese heavy metal scene and embarked on global domination with “THUNDER IN THE EAST” (1985 / #74 US national chart) and “LIGHTNING STRIKES” (1986 / #64 US national chart). They have been frantically acclaimed worldwide. Now, “RISE TO GLORY”, the first album in 4 years since “THE SUN WILL RISE AGAIN” (2014), is going to be released on 26th January 2018 worldwide and for the first time on earMUSIC (world ex. Japan, released by UNIVERSAL MUSIC JAPAN.
LOUDNESS has released twenty-six studio albums, five of them in the U.S. The band's lineup has changed multiple times since 1981, with the current incarnation consisting of three original members — lead singer Minoru Niihara, guitarist Akira Takasaki and bassist Masayoshi Yamashita — along with drummer Masayuki Suzuki, who joined the group in 2009.
In 2015, LOUDNESS participated on Metal Rock Compilation titled IMPERATIVE MUSIC COMPILATION VOLUME 10 along with Kreator, Semblant and other European bands.
Check out their new album Rise to glory via earMUSIC (Europe/USA), UNIVERSAL MUSIC JAPAN in Japan.
Akira Takasaki / Guitar
Minoru Niihara / Vocal
Masayoshi Yamashita / Bass
Masayuki Suzuki / Drums