Outrage (band)

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Outrage
Origin Nagoya, Japan
Genres Thrash metal,[1] speed metal, hard rock, heavy metal (early)
Years active 1982–present
Labels Pile Driver, Polydor, MMG/East West Japan, 30min. Records, Victor Entertainment
Associated acts Cerberus
Website outrage-jp.com
Members Naoki Hashimoto
Yosuke Abe
Yoshihiro Yasui
Shinya Tange
Past members Koji Niwa
Kazutoyo Ito

Outrage is a thrash metal band formed in Nagoya, Japan in 1982. The band was named after Motörhead's song "Sex & Outrage" from Iron Fist.

History[edit]

They were influenced by NWOBHM bands in their early years. Outrage released their debut album in 1988. In 1999 singer Naoki left the band,[2] They continued as a three piece with Yosuke and Yoshihiro sharing vocals. During this period their music changed to a more hard rock sound, but still had a metal edge to it. To celebrate the band's 20th anniversary in 2007, Naoki returned for what was supposed to be a few performances, including one at Loud Park '07.[2] But the following year it was announced he would fully rejoin Outrage, and in 2009 they released a new self-titled album, which was recorded in Sweden with Fredrik Nordström and marked a return to their thrash sound.[2][3] On March 23, 2010, the band was given the "Aichi Prefecture Cultural Art Prize" for their continued musical activities in their hometown of Nagoya.[4]

Members[edit]

  • Naoki Hashimoto – vocals (1986–1998, 2007–present)
  • Yosuke Abe – guitar, vocals
  • Yoshihiro Yasui – bass, vocals
  • Shinya Tange – drums

Former members[edit]

  • Koji Niwa – guitar (1983–1985)
  • Kazutoyo Ito – vocals (1982–1986)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Black Clouds (1988)
  • Blind to Reality (1989)
  • The Great Blue (1990) Oricon Albums Ranking: No. 66[5]
  • The Final Day (1991) No. 66[5]
  • Spit (1993) No. 46[5]
  • Life Until Deaf (1995) No. 56[5]
  • Who We Are (1997) No. 43[5]
  • 24-7 (2002)
  • Cause For Pause (2004)
  • Outrage (2009) No. 66[5]
  • Outraged (June 5, 2013) No. 32[5]

EPs[edit]

  • Outrage (1987)
  • Volume One (2001)
  • Play Loud (2002)
  • Deadbeat (2004)

Singles[edit]

  • "Love Song" (1991)
  • "Painted Black" (1999, unreleased)

Other albums[edit]

  • Days of Rage 1986-1991 (1995, best of album)
  • It's Packed!! (1997, live and rare album) No. 49[5]
  • Nagoya Noise Pollution Orchestra (2003, compilation album)
  • Live & Rare Vol.1 (2003, live album)
  • Live & Rare Vol.1 (2007, live album)
  • The Years of Rage (2008, live album and DVD)
  • Awakening 2008 (2008, live album) No. 213[5]
  • Live! Rise and Shine (2010, live album) No. 285[5]

Videos[edit]

  • The Official Bootleg (1992, VHS)
  • The Official Bootleg II (1995, VHS)
  • The Curtain of History Old Whores and Encores (2007, DVD)
  • The Years of Rage (2008, DVD and live album) Oricon DVDs Ranking: No. 82[6]
  • Shine On Travelogue of Outrage (2011, documentary on the band) No. 94[6]

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