Origin: Japan
Genres: 80's Metal

Genocide  


No doubt there have been many metal bands named Genocide over the years. This version was Japanese, formed in 1979, and attained a fair degree of underground success in their homeland in the early eighties. In 1986 they recorded their debut album, which was released two years later as Black Sanctuary. A lost gem, Black Sanctuary was described by someone as Japan's answer to Mercyful Fate, a somewhat accurate representation of the band's basic style, with the vocalist being somewhat more erratic than King, though it is apparent King was an influence. The band soldiered on until 1990 at which time they folded. Nine years later, a reunion concert took place in Osaka, and there was talk of a second album in the works, but it is unclear if anything ever came of this.

Current Members

Toshihiro Takeuchi

vocals

Kazuo Amaya

guitars

Kouichi Kawakami

guitars

Shigeo Kawasaki

bass

Yasushi Kojima

drums


Discography



Black Sanctuary 
1988 King Klassic
  1. Doomsday
  2. A Bullet In The Wrongheart
  3. Last Confusion
  4. Landscape Of Life
  5. Black Sanctuary
  6. Midnight (Come She Will)
  7. Silent Falling
  8. Living Legend
  9. Gibakurai (bonus track)
  • Toshihiro Takeuchi
  • Kazuo Amaya
  • Kouichi Kawakami
  • Shigeo Kawasaki
  • Yasushi Kojima
1988 BNR Top Ten album




The Rites  LIVE
2001
  1. SE : Profondo Rosso
  2. Gibakurei
  3. Doomsday
  4. A Bullet In Wrong Heart
  5. Ibitsu
  6. Midnight (Come She Will)
  7. Living Legend
  8. Gibakurei
  9. Doomsday
  10. A Bullet In Wrong Heart
  11. Shock You
  12. Living Legend




The Ritual Days  COMPILATION
2007
  1. Gibakurei
  2. A Bullet In Wrong Heart
  3. Living Legend
  4. Zup
  5. Red Castle ~ Duku Ningyo
  6. Ibitsu Na Taiyo
  7. Kuroi Machi




Black Sanctuary  REISSUE
2009 Shadow Kingdom
  1. Doomsday
  2. A Bullet In The Wrong Heart
  3. Last Confusion
  4. Landscape Of Life
  5. Black Sanctuary
  6. Midnight (Come She Will)
  7. Silently Falling
  8. Living Legend
  9. Gibakurai
  10. Doomsday Demon
  11. Midnight (Come She Will) Demon
  12. Last Confusion Demon
  13. Living Legend Demon
  14. Black Sanctuary Demon
  15. A Bullet In The Wrong Heart Demon


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