Doom (Japanese band)

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Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Thrash metal, progressive metal, avant garde metal
Years active 1985–2000,2015-
Labels Victor/Invitation (1987–1991)
Members Takashi "Taka" Fujita
Shigeru "Pazz" Kobayashi
Takatoshi Kodaira
Past members Masami Chiba
Koh Morota
Jouichi "Joe" Hirakawa

Doom was a Japanese thrash metal band by former Zadkiel members Koh and Jouichi. Formed in Tokyo in 1985, the first line up included Takashi "Taka" Fujita (vocals/guitar), Koh "Pirarucu" Morota (fretless bass) and Jouichi "Joe" Hirokawa (drums).


The group released their first EP Go Mad Yourself! in 1986, and the debut album No More Pain followed in 1987. Despite having very much broken English included in their lyrics, the group gained a lot of popularity and signed to the Japanese label Invitation. The band continued to release many more albums and even played a gig in the United States at CBGB's in October 1988. On May 7, 1999, founding member Koh was found dead, having apparently drowned. They released their final album Where Your Life Lies!? in November 1999, before officially disbanding in August 2000.

In 2014, Fujita and Pazz were joined by Casbah/Skull Smash bassist Kodaira for a short 15-minute set at a tribute event for United bassist Akihiro Yokoyama, who died that May. Doom later announced they would re-form, and had their first full performance on January 12, 2015 at Club Citta in Kawasaki. [1][2]


  • Takashi "Taka" Fujita - vocals, guitar (Unit-3,former live guitarist for The Mad Capsule Markets, support for Luna Sea member J from 1997-2014)
  • Shigeru "Pazz" Kobayashi - drums (Gastunk)
  • Takatoshi Kodaira - bass (Casbah, Skull Smash)

Former members[edit]

  • Jouichi "Joe" Hirokawa - drums (United, Zadkiel, Warpigs, Egao Dorami)
  • Koh "Pirarucu" Morota (b. 1963-d.1999) - fretless bass (Zadkiel, Schaft, Egao Dorami)
  • Masami Chiba - bass (Shellshock)


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Violent Attitude". Violent Attitude. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  2. ^ 別府 伸朗 (28 October 2014). "DOOM / 藤田氏インタビュー". Metallization (in Japanese). Retrieved 29 January 2015.