Envy (band)

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This article is about the Japanese rock band. For the Norwegian hip hop duo previously known as Envy, see Nico & Vinz.
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Tetsuya Fukagawa of Envy, performing in Hong Kong, 2011
Background information
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Post-rock,[1] post-hardcore,[2] hardcore punk,[3] screamo[4]
Years active 1992–present
Labels Temporary Residence Limited, Rock Action Records, Level Plane Records
Website Official website
Members Tetsuya Fukagawa
Nobukata Kawai
Masahiro Tobita
Manabu Nakagawa
Dairoku Seki

Envy is a rock band formed in Tokyo in 1992. They are signed to Rock Action Records in Europe and Temporary Residence Limited in North America, though originally they worked with Level Plane Records. Initially influential in the post-hardcore scene, Envy more recently in their career has grown to include elements of post-rock.[5]

Vocalist Tetsuya Fukagawa was featured on the song "I Chose Horses" from the album Mr. Beast by Scottish post-rock band Mogwai, the same band that owns and operates Rock Action Records.[6]


  • Tetsuya Fukagawa - vocals, programming
  • Nobukata Kawai - guitars
  • Masahiro Tobita - guitars
  • Manabu Nakagawa - bass
  • Dairoku Seki - drums


Studio albums[edit]


  • Breathing And Dying In This Place CD (H.G. Fact) (1996)
  • Angel's Curse Whispered In The Edge Of Despair LP/CD (H.G. Fact) (1999)
  • The Eyes Of Single Eared Prophet CD (H.G. Fact) (2000)
  • Burning Out Memories 10" (Molaire Industries) (2000)
  • Abyssal EP/CD (Sonzai) (2007)


  • Split 7" with Sixpence (H.G. Fact) (1997)
  • Split 7" with Endeavor (H.G. Fact) (1997)
  • Split 7" with This Machine Kills (H.G. Fact) (2000)
  • Split CD with Iscariote (Waiting for an Angel/Sonzai/Level Plane; 10" released by Pure Pain Sugar/Code Of Ethics) (2002)
  • Split CD with Yaphet Kotto and This Machine Kills (Sonzai) (2003)
  • "Envy / Jesu" LP/CD (Daymare Recordings) (2008)
  • "Thursday / Envy" LP/CD (Temporary Residence Limited) (2008)


  • Eyes Of Final Proof (H.G. Fact) (2000)
  • Last Wish (H.G. Fact) (2001)


  • "As Serenity Calls Your Name" (Sonzai) (2011)


  • Transfovista DVD (Sonzai) (2007)



  1. ^ True, Chris. "Envy". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  2. ^ Baron, Zach (2006-10-18). "Envy: Insomniac Doze | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  3. ^ Envy - Insomniac Dose review by Pitchfork Media
  4. ^ "Envy" on Sputnikmusic
  5. ^ Punknews.org | Envy - Reissues
  6. ^ "Mogwai: Sea Monsters". Magnetmagazine.com. 2006-05-01. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 

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