Origin: Japan
Genres: Power Metal

Galneryus  


For whatever reason, Japan has not produced a lot of power metal bands even though the style is popular there. Concerto Moon does come to mind, and Galneryus is another, both in the neoclassical mold but with a decidedly European influence. Flag Of Punishment, released in 2003, displays the sort of speedy, upbeat power metal that has been a staple in Europe for several years now, with the requisite melodic vocals and flashy fretwork that fans of Yngwie Malmsteen and the like thirst for. Really, these guys offer nothing new or different to the genre, but they do possess some major chops, with the guitarist and keyboardist both deserving of praise for some impressive musicianship displays. Lyrically, well, English grammar is clearly not the band's strong suit, judging from song titles such as "Beyond Of The Ground" and "Child Of Free", though that's not likely to be a problem to listeners. Even though there's nothing innovative here, this is a professional and mature band that deserves a listen for those into solid neoclassical power metal.

Current Members

Masatoshi Ono

vocals

Syu

guitars (Animetal)

Taka

bass

Yuhki

keyboards

Junichi Sato

drums

Former Members/Guests

Yama-B (Masahiro Yamaguchi)

vocals

Tsui

bass

Yu-To

bass


Discography



Flag Of Punishment 
2003 VAP
  1. Meditation For The Saga
  2. Struggle For The Freedom Flag
  3. Beyond Of The Ground
  4. In The Delight
  5. Rebel Flag
  6. Requiem
  7. Holding The Broken Wings
  8. Child Of Free
  9. Final Resolution
  10. Garden Of The Goddess
  11. United Flag
  • Yama-B
  • Syu
  • Tsui
  • Yuhki
  • Junichi Sato




Advance To The Fall 
2005 VAP
  1. Stillness Dawn
  2. Silent Revelation
  3. Ancient Rage
  4. Fate Of The Sadness
  5. Deep Affection
  6. Dream Place
  7. Glorious Aggressor
  8. Whisper In The Red Sky
  9. The Scenery
  10. Eternal Regret
  11. Quiet Wish
  12. Fly With Red Winds
  13. Under Threat
  • Yama-B
  • Syu
  • Tsui
  • Yuhki
  • Junichi Sato




Beyond The End Of Despair 
2006 VAP
  1. Arise
  2. Shriek of the Vengeance
  3. Raid Again
  4. Shiver
  5. Point of No Return
  6. In the Cage
  7. Heavy Curse
  8. Vanishing Hope
  9. Dawn of Tragedy
  10. My Last Farewell
  11. Braving Flag
  12. Rebirth...
  • Yama-B
  • Syu
  • Tsui
  • Yuhki
  • Junichi Sato




Live For Rebirth 
2006 VAP




One For All - All For One 
2007 VAP
  1. Red Horizon
  2. New Legend
  3. The Night Craver
  4. Aim at the Top
  5. Everlasting
  6. Last New Song
  7. Don't Touch
  8. The Flame
  9. Chasing the Wind
  10. Sign of Revolution
  11. Cry for the Dark
  12. The Sun Goes Down
  • Yama-B
  • Syu
  • Tsui
  • Yuhki
  • Junichi Sato




(EP) Voices From The Past 
2007 VAP
  1. Pictured Life (Scorpions cover)
  2. Thunder Rising (Gary Moore cover)
  3. Go (Asia cover)
  4. Waiting for the Night (Vandenberg cover)
  5. Whole Lotta Rosie (AC/DC cover)




(EP) Voices From The Past II 
2008 VAP
  1. 1789 [Silver Mountain cover]
  2. Secret Loser [Ozzy Osbourne cover]
  3. Rise of Fall [Leatherwolf cover]
  4. Sole Survivor [Asia cover]
  5. Fire Wind [Electric Sun cover]




Live For One - Live For All 
2006 VAP




Reincarnation 
2008 VAP
  1. Destiny (My Mix)
  2. You're the Only 2010
  3. A Far-Off Distance (Rainbow Mix)
  • Yama-B
  • Syu
  • Yu-To
  • Yuhki
  • Junichi Sato




Best Of The Awakening Days  COMPILATION
2009 VAP




Best Of The Braving Days  COMPILATION
2009 VAP




(EP) Voices From The Past III 
2010 VAP
  1. Queen of the Reich (Queensr˙che cover)
  2. Rock You Like a Hurricane (Scorpions cover)
  3. Deja Vu (Yngqie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force cover)
  4. November Is Going Away (Joshua cover)
  5. Kiss of Death (Dokken cover)




(EP) Beginning Of The Resurrection 
2010 self-released
  1. United Blood
  2. Burn My Heart
  3. Carry On
  4. Destinations
  5. Still Loving You
  6. Emotions
  7. Save You
  8. A Far-Off Distance
  9. Fall In The Dark
  10. Destiny
  11. The Road Goes On
  • Masatoshi Ono
  • Syu
  • Taka
  • Yuhki
  • Junichi Sato




Resurrection 
2010 VAP
  1. United Blood
  2. Burn My Heart
  3. Carry On
  4. Destinations
  5. Still Loving You
  6. Emotions
  7. Save You!
  8. A Far-Off Distance
  9. Fall in the Dark
  10. Destiny
  11. The Road Goes On




Live In The Moment Of The Resurrection 
2010 VAP




Phoenix Rising 
2011 VAP
  1. The Rising
  2. Tear Off Your Chain
  3. Future Never Dies
  4. Spirt Of Steel
  5. Scars
  6. The Wind Blows
  7. T.F.F.B
  8. No More Tears
  9. Bash Out!
  10. The Time Has Come
  11. The Phoenix
  • Masatoshi Ono
  • Syu
  • Taka
  • Yuhki
  • Junichi Sato




(EP) Future Never Dies 
2011 VAP
  1. Future Never Dies (Three-Arrows Mix)
  2. The Awakening (Live)
  3. Still Loving You (Live)




Phoenix Living In The Rising Sun 
2012 VAP




Angel Of Salvation 
2012 VAP
  1. Reach to the Sky
  2. The Promised Flag
  3. Temptation Through the Night
  4. Lonely as a Stranger
  5. Stand Up for the Right
  6. Hunting for Your Dream
  7. Lament
  8. Infinity
  9. Angel of Salvation
  10. Longing
  • Masatoshi Ono
  • Syu
  • Taka
  • Yuhki
  • Junichi Sato




The Ironhearted Flag - Vol 1: Regeneration Side 
2013 VAP
  1. Braving Flag
  2. Rebel Flag
  3. Point of No Return
  4. Fate of the Sadness
  5. My Last Farewell
  6. Shiver
  7. Quiet Wish
  8. United Flag
  9. The Flag of Reincarnation
  10. Silent Revelation
  • Masatoshi Ono
  • Syu
  • Taka
  • Yuhki
  • Junichi Sato




The Ironhearted Flag - Vol 2: Reformation Side 
2013 VAP
  1. New Legend
  2. Blame Yourself
  3. Holding the Broken Wings
  4. Sign of Revolution
  5. Vanishing Hope
  6. Seasons Cry
  7. Cause Disarray
  8. Chasing the Wind
  9. Shriek of the Vengeance
  10. The Awakening
  • Masatoshi Ono
  • Syu
  • Taka
  • Yuhki
  • Junichi Sato


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