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In 2000, Ichirou Mizuki gathered four artists to form JAM Project: Masaaki Endoh,
, Rica Matsumoto, and Hironobu Kageyama.
Kamijo also sang backup on the 2013 debut album "Heartstrings" by Aisenshi, the new band of
(Anthem) and She-Ja (Volcano).
Seven Hills is Japanese heavy metal band Anthem's second studio album since their reformation in the year 2000. This album sees the reunion of the original line-up, including vocalist
In February 2014 singer
left the band for a second time and was replaced by former singer Yukio Morikawa. The group also announced drummer Isamu Tamaru as a permanent member. Production of a new album will start in the spring. A kick off tour with the new line-up was also determined: 7/19 Nagoya, 7/26 Osaka, 8/2 Kawasaki.
Heavy Metal Anthem is Japanese heavy metal band Anthem's return album, released nearly 8 years since their disbandment in the early 1990s, it's the eighth studio album. Most of the former members play on the album, but the original vocalist,
, did not return until the next album ("Seven Hills").
"Pegasus Fantasy" has also been covered by many other subsequent artists and bands, including Animetal on their albums "Animetal Marathon V" and "Decade of Bravehearts", Animetal USA on their debut self-titled album,
on "Eizo Japan 1", Takeshi Tsuruno on "Tsuruno Uta", Sadie on "V-Anime Rocks", and even Italian power metal band Derdian, as a bonus track on the Japanese release of their album Limbo. It has been translated into various languages for the localized dubs of the anime.
They were composed of several luminaries of the Japanese metal scene, most notably vocalist
, who has been involved off and on with Anthem (one of the first Japanese heavy metal bands to achieve name recognition outside Japan in the 1980s) as well as participating in various other projects including the pop rock group Nerima, the JAM Project, and a successful solo career where he also plays lead guitar as well as vocals.
In 2010, "1/3 no Junjō na Kanjō" was covered by Mikuni Shimokawa for her album "Replay! Shimokawa Mikuni Seishun Anison Cover III". Heavy metal musician
covered it for his "Super Anime Song Legend of the 1990's" album in October. That same month it was covered by both Jani Lane and Acid Black Cherry for the tribute album "Siam Shade Tribute", the former being an English-language version.
The Italian band Highlord recorded a version that appears as a bonus track on the Japanese release of their album "Instant Madness". The anime cover band Animetal recorded their take on "Cha-la Head-Cha-la". Performed by vocalist
in the style of 1980's Heavy Metal. It first appeared on "Animetal Marathon VII" as part of the "Jump Into The Fire mini-Marathon" at the end of the disc.
Anthem was founded in Tokyo during 1980 as a quartet, composed of singer Toshihito Maeda, guitarist Akifumi Koyanagi, bass player Naoto Shibata (also known as "Ski") and drummer Takamasa Ohuchi. Koyanagi left in late 1983 to be replaced by Hiroya Fukada. In December 1984, vocalist Toshihito Maeda also left and Anthem drafted
for their debut eponymous album, issued in July 1985 by Nexus and licensed to Europe via Roadrunner Records.
JAM Project, consisting of veteran anime theme musicians, like Ichirou Mizuki, Hironobu Kageyama, Rica Matsumoto,
, Masaaki Endoh, Hiroshi Kitadani, Masami Okui and Yoshiki Fukuyama have also contributed to many Super Robot Wars soundtracks, usually providing the opening theme song and the song played over the closing credits. The series also spawned a set of concerts and albums called "Super Robot Spirits", where veteran vocalists—some of whom would go on to form JAM Project—sing covers of popular mecha anime openings, and in some cases, live versions of songs they themselves originally sang.
Mizuki performed theme songs throughout the 1980s and 1990s, for shows such as "Beast King GoLion", "Getter Robo Go", and "Jikuu Senshi Spielban", his work not as extensive until 2000. On July 17, 2000, with fellow "anison" vocalists Hironobu Kageyama ("Dragon Ball Z"), Masaaki Endoh ("The King of Braves GaoGaiGar"),
(vocalist of ANTHEM and Animetal), and Rica Matsumoto ("Pokémon"), he formed the "supergroup" JAM Project. He later reduced his membership in the group to "part-time", allowing for the entry of Hiroshi Kitadani ("One Piece"), Masami Okui ("Revolutionary Girl Utena"), and Yoshiki Fukuyama ("Macross 7" as Basara Nekki's in Fire Bomber).
Later, Hirotsugu Homma (who had briefly played together with Shibata in Loudness) replaced Takamasa Oouchi on drums and
returned to the vocals. In 2001, they released "Seven Hills", showcasing an entirely new musical direction for the band, although still firmly rooted in 80s heavy metal. In 2002 came "Overload", which is considered by most critics to be much more aggressive than "Seven Hills". In 2003, the band recorded "Live' Melt Down" in Citta Club Kawazaki, with a setlist full of classics and an amazing performance by Sakamoto. In 2004 the band released the single "Onslaught" followed by the album "Eternal Warrior", which continued in the same sound direction as "Overload". In 2005, Anthem celebrated their twentieth year anniversary with a special tour, where all members of the band since 1985 played the band songs in their respective formations. At the final show of this tour was filmed the DVD "20th Anniversary Tour" (again at Club Citta in Kawazaki).
Their first studio release featured classic songs like "Wild Anthem" and "Warning Action". Their first EP single in 1986, entitled """", was the first known song to be used for promotion of a brand new video game, namely Nihon Falcom's computer RPG """". The next release, "Tightrope" showcased a more catchy, melodic sound with an improved vocal performance by Sakamoto. "Bound to Break" was to be the last album featuring
for nearly two decades, and was by far his most impressive vocal performance to that point. The album was full of classics ("Empty Eyes", "Bound to Break", "Soldiers") and introduced the band's long-time world-famous producer, Chris Tsangarides (perhaps best known for producing Judas Priest's classic 1990 album, "Painkiller"). With the departure of Sakamoto in 1988, Shibata recruited Yukio Morikawa to the band's vocal position. With Morikawa came the album "Gypsy Ways", considered the band's most popular album. Morikawa's voice made the band a great success at that time and he was similar in style, vocal range and ability to Graham Bonnet. In 1989, the album "Hunting Time" was released and the song "The Juggler" was used as a PV. In the beginning of 90s, Anthem dealt with another departure, this time Hiroya Fukuda (guitar) left and was replaced by Hideaki 'Shadow Walker' Nakama which recorded the album "No Smoke Without Fire", this time without the band's staple producer / engineer Chris Tsangarides. Hideaki Nakama left the band after recording just that one album and the search for a new guitarist began.
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