Origin: Japan  
Genres: Thrash Metal
Page online: July 21, 2003
Last update/review: March 15, 2011

Volcano

Japan has produced several quality metal bands over the years in a variety of genres, but thrash hasn't really been one of them. Volcano opts to change that, their style being prime American- influenced thrash (think bands like Overkill or early Metal Church, with excellent solos and riffing from one She-Ja and competant vocals from Nov, whose throaty growl might remind one of Flemming Ronsdorf (Artillery) or perhaps Chris Boltendahl of Grave Digger if he sang in a thrash band. Violent, their debut, is solid throughout, energetic and well-constructed thrash, really a bit of a surprise given their relative lack of notoriety. Thumbs up for thrash fans here, this is definitely a band on par with anyone in their field.

Current Members

Nobu Takafumi

vocals

She-Ja (Yasushi Kuroiwa)

guitars

Akira

bass

Shunsuke Ohyama

drums

Former Members/Guests

Motoyama

vocals

George Yoshi

guitars

Hime

drums

Katsuji Kirita

drums



Discography



Spring Of Life  EP
1994
  1. V.O.L.C.A.N.O.
  2. Rock'n Roll Suicide
  3. 119
  4. Wind
  5. Spring of Life
  • Motoyama
  • She-Ja
  • George Yoshi
  • Akira
  • Hime



Violent  
2000
  1. The Present
  2. Kill All Of Me
  3. Ghost
  4. Brain Dance
  5. Fear Of The Scarlet
  6. I Am "What"?
  7. Cloud Covers
  8. Devil May Care Boy
  9. The Prayer
  10. Volcano
  11. Unchained
  • Nobu Takafumi
  • She-Ja
  • Katsuji Kirita



Die Hard  EP
2000
  1. Cry
  2. Trust
  3. 4148
  • Nobu Takafumi
  • She-Ja
  • Akira
  • Katsuji Kirita



Davi  
2001 Victor
  1. Absurd
  2. History Cries
  3. Live Through This World
  4. The Wild Obscene Nights
  5. Child Eyes
  6. Progress
  7. No Way man
  8. Crazy Red Machine
  9. In The Black
  10. Barbwire
  • Nobu Takafumi
  • She-Ja
  • Katsuji Kirita



Living Corpse  EP
2004



The Viper's Path  EP
2004
  1. Go
  2. Horrible!
  3. Unknown Departure
  4. Evil Leaf



Mythology  
2011 Metallic Core
  1. Mythology
  2. Phantom Society
  3. Dead Men Tell No Tales
  4. Hell In The Paradise
  5. Claim
  6. Shine In The Dark
  7. Warrior's Play
  8. Strange The Strong
  9. Gunpowder
  10. Goddess
  11. The Head
  • Nobu Takafumi
  • She-Ja
  • Akira
  • Shunsuke Ohyama



Melt  
2015 Metallic Core
  1. Kamikaze
  2. Super Whole Stone
  3. Deep in Rain
  4. The Mother Earth
  5. Tokyo Panic
  6. Aim, Shoot, No, Kill
  7. Fight War Field
  8. Buster
  9. Die Number Nine
  10. Fire Sky ~Another World~
  11. Fire Sky ~Hero of This Story~
  12. Perish
  13. Melt
  • Nobu Takafumi
  • She-Ja
  • Akira
  • Shunsuke Ohyama



Juggernaut  
2016 Metallic Core
  1. Dawn Attack Instrumental
  2. Sacred Eternity
  3. Get Mad Child
  4. Shadow
  5. I Miss
  6. Wait Until You Return
  7. Blood Soldier
  8. Bigger Roar
  9. To Lost Night
  10. Knee Strike
  11. Coming Hill
  • Nobu Takafumi
  • She-Ja
  • Akira
  • Shunsuke Ohyama



Leviathan  
2017 Metallic Core
  1. Django
  2. The Way of the Serpent
  3. Democracy Intersects
  4. Fist Shark Fist
  5. Crazy Vespinae
  6. Antagonism
  7. Hate of Flames
  8. War of All Against All
  9. Tiger
  10. Sin the Thin
  11. Wasteland the Wind
  • Nobu Takafumi
  • She-Ja
  • Akira
  • Shunsuke Ohyama



Irregular  COVERS
2018 Metallic Core
  1. 1789 (Silver Mountain cover)
  2. Invaders (Iron Maiden cover)
  3. Headhunter (Krokus cover)
  4. Don't Tell Me You Love Me (Night Ranger cover)
  5. Rise and Fall (Helloween cover)
  6. Hard Blow (Flatbacker)
  7. Bring Me the Night (Overkill cover)
  8. I'll See the Light Tonight (Yngwie Malmsteen cover)
  9. I'll Kill You (X cover)
  10. Home Sweet Home (Mötley Crüe cover)



Darker Than Black  
2018 Metallic Core
  1. Darker than Black
  2. Flight to the World
  3. Horror
  4. Great Crisis
  5. Jailbreak Vampire
  6. Scatter Toxins
  7. When You Are
  8. Arena
  9. Penetration
  10. Beyond the Horizon
  11. Guardian Deity
  • Nobu Takafumi
  • She-Ja
  • Akira
  • Shunsuke Ohyama



Godspeed  
2020 independent
  1. Wriggle / Eclosion
  2. Salvage Sun
  3. I Decide Who I Am
  4. D.R.
  5. Get Wild
  6. Into The Flame
  7. Angel Son
  8. Lust In Peace
  9. Breaking, Saving, Killing,
  10. Raise Your Fist
  11. Grief
  • Nobu Takafumi
  • She-Ja
  • Akira
  • Shunsuke Ohyama




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