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Onmyo-Za - Biography



Logo on album 鳳翼麟瞳 (Phoenix Wing, Unicorn's Eye), 夢幻泡影 (Illusion Of Vapor And Shadow), 臥龍點睛 (Finishing Touch), 魔王戴天 (Evil Lord Takes Heaven), 魑魅魍魎 (Evil River And Mountain Spirits), 金剛九尾 (Sturdy Dazzling Ninetails) and 鬼子母神 (Mother Of Devils)


Onmyo-Za is a heavy metal band from Osaka, Japan.

Onmyo-Za has male and female vocalists fronting the band. Their song lyrics, characterized by classical Japanese words and expressions, reinforce the traditional Japanese cultural image the band projects. Concepts of "movement and stillness", "darkness and light", "resilience and yielding", are typically explored in the music. Wearing traditional costumes typical of the Heian Period a thousand years ago, the band produces haunting melodies of great passion and elegance.

The music and the image of the band may seem curiously mismatched at first, but an exquisite sense of balance effectively harmonizes apparent contradictions. Their music can range from pop to hard rock. They have made a big impact since formation, thanks largely to their dynamic concerts.

Once seen in concert, fans never seem to tire of Onmyo-Za. Underlying their own claims to this sort of loyalty from their followers is a natural confidence in their music and performances. The band's track record provides conclusive proof of their enduring popularity. The band members are all fine musicians in their own right.

(Source: Facebook, 19.10.2012)