Origin: Japan  
Genres: Power Metal
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Page online: February 24, 2006
Last update/review: November 5, 2017

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.

Recent album: Into The Purgatory, released on November 23, 2019.

Current Members

Masatoshi Ono

vocals

Shusuke Ueda

guitars

Taka

bass

Yuuki Nakajima

keyboards

Fumiya Morishita

drums

Former Members/Guests

Yama-B (Masahiro Yamaguchi)

vocals

Ryosuke Matsui

bass

Yu-To

bass

Junichi Sato

drums



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
  • Shusuke Ueda
  • Ryosuke Matsui
  • Yuuki Nakajima
  • 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
  • Shusuke Ueda
  • Ryosuke Matsui
  • Yuuki Nakajima
  • 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
  • Shusuke Ueda
  • Ryosuke Matsui
  • Yuuki Nakajima
  • Junichi Sato



Live For Rebirth  VIDEO
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
  • Shusuke Ueda
  • Ryosuke Matsui
  • Yuuki Nakajima
  • Junichi Sato



Voices From The Past  EP
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)



Voices From The Past II  EP
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  VIDEO
2006 VAP



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



Best Of The Awakening Days  COMPILATION
2009 VAP



Best Of The Braving Days  COMPILATION
2009 VAP



Voices From The Past III  EP
2010 VAP
  1. Queen of the Reich (Queensrÿche 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)



Beginning Of The Resurrection  EP
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
  • Shusuke Ueda
  • Taka
  • Yuuki Nakajima
  • 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
  • Masatoshi Ono
  • Shusuke Ueda
  • Taka
  • Yuuki Nakajima
  • Junichi Sato



Live In The Moment Of The Resurrection  VIDEO
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
  • Shusuke Ueda
  • Taka
  • Yuuki Nakajima
  • Junichi Sato



Future Never Dies  EP
2011 VAP
  1. Future Never Dies (Three-Arrows Mix)
  2. The Awakening (Live)
  3. Still Loving You (Live)
  • Masatoshi Ono
  • Shusuke Ueda
  • Taka
  • Yuuki Nakajima
  • Junichi Sato



Phoenix Living In The Rising Sun  VIDEO
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
  • Shusuke Ueda
  • Taka
  • Yuuki Nakajima
  • 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
  • Shusuke Ueda
  • Taka
  • Yuuki Nakajima
  • 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
  • Shusuke Ueda
  • Taka
  • Yuuki Nakajima
  • Junichi Sato



Vetelgyus  
2014 VAP
  1. Redstar Rising
  2. Endless Story
  3. There's No Escape
  4. Ultimatum
  5. Enemy to Injustice
  6. Vetelgyus
  7. The Judgment Day (Vetelgyus Mix)
  8. Secret Love
  9. Attitude to Life
  10. The Guide
  11. I Wish
  12. The Voyage
  • Masatoshi Ono
  • Shusuke Ueda
  • Taka
  • Yuuki Nakajima
  • Junichi Sato



Under The Force Of Courage  
2015 VAP
  1. Premonition
  2. The Time Before Dawn
  3. Raise My Sword
  4. The Voice of Grievous Cry
  5. Rain of Tears
  6. Reward for Betrayal
  7. Soul of the Field
  8. Chain of Distress
  9. The Force of Courage
  • Masatoshi Ono
  • Shusuke Ueda
  • Taka
  • Yuuki Nakajima
  • Junichi Sato



Ultimate Sacrifice  
2017 Warner
  1. Enter the New Age
  2. Heavenly Punishment
  3. Wings of Justice
  4. The Shadow Within
  5. With Sympathy
  6. Wherever You Are
  7. Rising Infuriation
  8. Brutal Spiral of Emotions
  9. Ultimate Sacrifice
  • Masatoshi Ono
  • Shusuke Ueda
  • Taka
  • Yuuki Nakajima
  • Fumiya Morishita



Into The Purgatory  
2019
  1. Purgatorial Flame
  2. My Hope Is Gone
  3. Fighting of Eternity
  4. Glory
  5. Never Again
  6. The Followers
  7. Come Back to Me Again
  8. Remain Behind
  9. The End of the Line
  10. Roaming in My Memory
  • Masatoshi Ono
  • Shusuke Ueda
  • Taka
  • Yuuki Nakajima
  • Fumiya Morishita




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