Origin: Chicago, IL, USA
Genres: Metalcore
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Yakuza  


Yakuza, hailing from Chicago, is quite a strange little band. Way Of The Dead, their second album, is a jazzy, dissonant metalcore album, with twisted arrangements, frequent sax breaks, and a general sense of controlled chaos (they aren't quite as over-the-top as The Dillinger Escape Plan, but they're sort of in the same ballpark). When they're on ("Yama" and "Chicago Typewriter" for example), they're unstoppable. They clearly aren't afraid to take chances, as evidenced by the final track, an ambient, psychelelic-tinged number that's over forty (!) minutes long. The sky's the limit for a band like this.

Current Members

Bruce Lamont

vocals/sax

Matt McClelland

guitars

Ivan Cruz

bass

James Staffel

drums

Former Members/Guests

Erik Plonka

guitars

Erik Clark

bass

Jackson

bass


Discography



Amount To Nothing 
2001
  1. Vessel (On)
  2. Sweetest Day
  3. Copremisis
  4. Turkish Goggles
  5. Signal
  6. Ender
  7. The Stranger
  8. Angry Dragon
  9. Vessel (Off)
  • Bruce Lamont
  • Erik Plonka
  • Erik Clark
  • James Staffel




Way Of The Dead 
2002 Century Media
  1. Vergasso
  2. Miami Device
  3. Yama
  4. Signal 42
  5. T.M.S.
  6. Chicago Typewriter
  7. Obscurity
  8. 0100011110011
  • Bruce Lamont
  • Erik Plonka
  • Erik Clark
  • James Staffel

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Samsara 
2006 Prosthetic
  1. Cancer of Industry
  2. Plecostomus
  3. Monkeytail
  4. Transmission Ends.Signal Lost
  5. Dishonor
  6. 20 Bucks
  7. Exterminator
  8. Just Say Know
  9. Glory Hole
  10. Back to the Mountain
  • Bruce Lamont
  • Matt McClelland
  • Jackson
  • James Staffel

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal 



Transmutations 
2007 Prosthetic
  1. Meat Curtains
  2. Egocide
  3. Congestive Art-Failure
  4. Praying For Asteroids
  5. Raus
  6. Steal The Fire
  7. The Blinding
  8. Existence Into Oblivion
  9. Perception Management
  10. Black Market Liver
  11. Zombies
  • Bruce Lamont
  • Matt McClelland
  • Jackson
  • James Staffel

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Of Seismic Consequence 
2010 Profound Lore
  1. The Ant People
  2. Thinning The Herd
  3. Stones And Bones
  4. Be That As It May
  5. Farewell To The Flesh
  6. Testing The Waters
  7. Good Riddance (The Knuckle Walkers)
  8. The Great War
  9. Deluge
  • Bruce Lamont
  • Matt McClelland
  • Ivan Cruz
  • James Staffel




Beyul 
2012 Profound Lore
  • Bruce Lamont
  • Matt McClelland
  • Ivan Cruz
  • James Staffel


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