Monday, 12 September 2011

Artist of the month: 9mm Parabellum Bullet

9mm Parabellum Bullet

 9mm Parabellum Bullet is a rock band formed in March 2004 from Yokohama, Japan. It consists of; vocalist and rhythm guitarist Takuro Sugawara, guitarist and backing vocalist Yoshimitsu Taki, bassist Kazuhiko Nakamura, and drummer Chihiro Kamijo, who came up with the band's name. Piano pieces included in some songs are performed by Taki, while the characteristic shouts are provided by Nakamura.

The name of the band is fitting b/c these guys just love to play fast and their music hits you like a bullet straight to the face.

For a band whose music is rooted in speed metal/thrash/hardcore punk they have become relatively popular in the mainstream Japanese music scene.

Probably b/c despite the manic guitars, and occasionally screamed vocals, there is quite a bit of melody to their songs. And you can't deny that as musicioans, these guys are tighter than a pair of Ecchan's jeans on Konishiki.

I watched these guys play live at Shibuya O West a year or so back. Unfortunately, it wasn't a "one-man" so they only played 5 songs but it was like watching a bull rampaging full speed through a china shop destroying everything in it's path. It was simply awe-inspiring.

Here are some Youtube links to give you and idea of how they sound:

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