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Loudness exclusive Belgium club show at Het Debuut - Westerlo

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Loudness exclusive Belgium club show at Het Debuut - Westerlo

Date: 21/07/2018
Doors open 19u
Adres: Het Debuut , Boskant 10 - 2260 Westerlo

Early Bird 20€ ( stops 15/05/2018 )
Presale 25€
doors : 28€

special guest: My Own Ghost
support : tba
+ after party

tickets available at :
Rocking bull Concern - Antwerp
Het Debuut - Westerlo
Colosseum Genk

Tickets available from wednesday 04/04 :
Giga Swing - Hasselt
Pick Up - Heusden Zolder

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Shredding sinds 1981
In dat jaar ontstaat Loudness, min of meer uit de as van de in Japan populaire band Lazy. Akira Takasaki wil namelijk harder. En als dat betekent dat je zelf een band moet oprichten dan wordt dat gedaan. Loudness is een feit en geniet in thuisland Japan gelijk een heldenstatus niet in de laatste plaats vanwege het feit dat Takasaki een metalgitarist is die zich kan meten met de allergrootsten. Pas in 1984 wordt er serieus werk gemaakt van een carrière buiten Japan en worden de eerste nummers en een album opgenomen met Engelse vocalen. De muzikaliteit van de groep staat buiten kijf maar voor veel metalheads zingt Japans gewoon niet zo lekker mee. De internationale metal scene gaat wel gelijk overstag voor Loudness!Er is sindsdien een hoop veranderd. Glammetal legt het af tegen grunge en begin jaren 90 houdt het ook bijna op voor de meest populaire metal act van Japan. Maar Loudness wankelt wel maar valt niet. Begin 2000 is er de comeback en sindsdien speelt de band weer over de hele wereld. Onlangs verscheen bovendien nieuwe plaat Rise To Glory Voor de eerste keer zullen ze een clubshow geven in Belgie en dit te Het Debuut in Westerlo op 21 Juli 2018

encyclopaedia Metallum / The metal archives :
Loudness was formed in 1981 by Akira Takasaki, Munetaka Higuchi, and Hiroyuki Tanaka who were transitioning from rock band Lazy to trying their hand at a heavy metal band, unhappy with the musical direction of Lazy. Shortly after formation, however, Tanaka quit the band to pursue a career in anime soundtracks with the band Neverland. In turn, Takasaki recruited childhood friend Masayoshi Yamashita as the new bassist and shortly after hired frontman Minoru Niihara formerly of Earthshaker through an audition.

In 1985 following the band's first North American and European tours Twisted Sister's co-manager Joe Gerber helped Loudness ink a deal with Atco Records. This was the first time in history that a Japanese heavy metal band had signed with an American label, or toured the US, and under Atco, the band released their American debut Thunder in the East which was met with good sales and commercial success reaching #74 on the Billboard 200 and remained there for 23 weeks, also a first for a Japanese metal band. After two more albums and two more Billboard appearances, producer Max Norman suggested that the band hire an English speaking vocalist which would end up being Michael Vescera. Vescera would serve as vocalist for the next two Loudness albums before leaving in 1991 to join Yngwie J. Malmsteen.

Following a steady decline in popularity through the Vescera era, Loudness returned to Japan where Masayoshi Yamashita also left the band. He was replaced by Taiji Sawada of X Japan fame. But by 1993 Sawada quit to form Dirty Trashroad followed by founding member Munetaka Higuchi who joined Niihara's new band Sly leaving Takasaki as the only original member left. Later that year Loudness introduced replacement members Masaki Yamada and Hirotsugu Homma of Ezo on vocals and drums, and finally Naoto Shibata, band leader of Anthem on bass essentially turning Loudness into a supergroup. This lineup would release three albums before Yamada indicated his desire to leave the band in 2000.

Before leaving, Yamada suggested that Loudness hold a reunion tour to celebrate their 20th anniversary and by 2001 Higuchi, Niihara, and Yamashita had all returned to the lineup where they would remain for the next 7 years until the death of Munetaka Higuchi which was mourned greatly throughout Japan.

In 2009, the band indicated that they wouldn't be disbanding despite the passing of Higuchi and hired Masayuki Suzuki to fill the void left due to Higuchi's passing. Loudness remains active to date

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