United (baund)

United (stylisit as UNITED) is a thrash metal baund frae Japan formit in 1981.[1][2] They teuk their name frae the sang o the same name, aff o Judas Priest's British Steel.[2] Oreeginally a Judas Priest an Black Sabbath cover baund, they began tae write their awn material in 1983 when bassist Yoko joined. United hae played numerous times in North Americae an hae haed a couple o their albums released there as well. They hae played wi Anthrax, Slayer, Testament an Machine Head on their Japanese tours, an in 2010 wis Paul Di'Anno's live baund for his.[3][4] Aw members are Japanese except their Kuwaiti frontman, Kenshin.[2][3] They released their ninth album, the first with Kenshin,Tears of Illusion on April 20, 2011.[4]

United
OreiginTokyo, Japan
GenresThrash metal, hivy metal (early years)
Years active1981–present
LabelsHold Up, Howling Bull, Metal Blade,
Victor Entertainment, Spiritual Beast, 413 Tracks
Associate actsX Japan, Doom
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid
MembersKenshin
Hally
Singo
Akira
Past membersUmwhile members

MembersEedit

Current membersEedit

  • Masatoshi Yuasa – vocals 2000–2004, 2013-present (ex:Death File)
  • Yoshifumi "Hally" Yoshida – guitar 1988–present (ex:X Japan, Dementia)
  • Singo Otani – guitar 1990–present (ex:Rommel, Emperor)
  • Akira – drums 2004–present (ex:Vacuum)

Umwhile membersEedit

  • Kouichi "Nao" – vocals 1981–1986
  • Yoshiaki Furui – vocals 1986–1995 (ex:Wyvern)
  • Shinichi Inazu – vocals 1996–2000
  • Nob – vocals 2005–2008 (ex:Defame)
  • Faisal "Kenshin" Al-Salem – vocals 2009–2012
  • Takeshi "Mantas" Nakazato – guitar 1981–1987
  • Masaki "Marchan" Hara – guitar 1981–1988
  • Iwao Furusawa – guitar 1987–1990 (ex:Zealous)
  • Oz – bass 1981–1983
  • Yasu Tsukahara – drums 1981–1983
  • Akihiro "Yoko" Yokoyama – bass an aw manager (1983–2014 dee'd)
  • Jouichi "Joe" Hirokawa – drums 1985 (ex:Zadkiel, Doom, Warpigs)
  • Tetsuo "Tetsu" Takizawa – drums 1983–1985, 1985–1988
  • Hirokazu Uchino – drums 1988–1998
  • Yusuke Nakamura – drums 1999–2003

DiscografieEedit

Studio albumsEedit

  • Bloody But Unbowed (14 October 1990)
  • Human Zoo (26 September 1992)
  • N.O.I.Q (26 Mairch 1996)
  • Reload (5 Februar 1997)
  • Distorted Vision (Aprile 1999)
  • Infectious Hazard (4 Aprile 2001)
  • Core (7 August 2002)
  • Nine (21 December 2005)
  • Tear of Illusions (21 Aprile 2011)

EPsEedit

  • Destroy Metal (Februar 1985, pictur disc vinyl in Februar 1987)
  • Beast Dominate (December 1986, pictur disc vinyl in Aprile 1987)
  • Beast Dominates '92 (1992)
  • Burst (2 Mey 1997)

Ither albumsEedit

  • Best Rare Tracks from Underground (24 Mairch 1995, compilation album)
  • Scars of the Wasted Years (4 Aprile 2012, sel-cover album)

DemoEedit

  • "Demo '89" (Januar 1990)

V/A CompilationsEedit

  • Devil Must Be Driven Out with Devil (1986, "Positive War" & "Bite Yourself")
  • Emergency Express - Metal Warning 2 (1989, "Suck Your Bone")
  • Flower Travellin' Band Tribute (September 20, 2000, "Make Up")
  • Tribute to Bad Brains (November 29, 2000, "Riot Squad - How Low Can a Punk Get?")
  • Beast Feast Admission (August 2, 2001, "Cross Over the Line")
  • Power Germanys (27 Aprile 2002)
  • Enter the Beast Feast (27 Aprile 2004, "Sonic Sublime")
  • Beast Feast Admission 2K2 (17 December 2002, "Hate Yourself, Hate Your Own Kind")
  • Tribute to Garlic Boys (18 August 2006, "Skate & Mosh")
  • 44Magnum Tribute Album (2 Aprile 2008, "It's Too Bad")

DVDEedit

  • Official Bootleg (27 September 2008)

ReferencesEedit

  1. "UNITED Barks Profile". barks.jp (in Japanese). 4 Mey 2011.
  2. a b c "UNITED – Thirty Years Of Thrash And Burn". carlbegai.com. 23 December 2011.
  3. a b "Japan's UNITED To Release New Album". roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net. 22 Apryle 2011.[deid airtin]
  4. a b "Japan's UNITED Release New Video For 'Fight Fear Kill'". bravewords.com. 23 December 2011. Archived frae the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2012.

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