Concerto Moon

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Concerto Moon
Origin Kagawa, Japan
Genres Power metal, Heavy metal, neo-classical metal, speed metal
Years active 1996–present
Labels VAP, InsideOut Records, Triumph Records
Associated acts Double Dealer, Saber Tiger, Galneryus
Website concerto-moon.com
Members Norifumi Shima
Masayuki Osada
Atsushi Kuze
Past members Kichioka Nobuho
Osamu Harada
Takao Ozaki
Ichiro Nagai
Junichi Sato
Kosaku Mitani
Shoichi Takeoka
Takanobu Kimoto
Toshiyuki Koike
Takashi Inoue
Toshiyuki Suguimori

Concerto Moon (コンチェルト・ムーン Koncheruto mūn?) is a Japanese neo-classical/ power metal band formed in 1996[1][2] and led by guitarist Norifumi Shima.

The band's first two albums were reissued by InsideOut Music in 2003.[3]

Members[edit]

  • Norifumi Shima – guitar (1996–present)
  • Masayuki Osada – drums (2007–present)
  • Atsushi Kuze – vocal (2011–present)

Former members[edit]

  • Toshiyuki Sugimori – bass (2009–2011)
  • Takashi Inoue – vocals (2001–2011)
  • Toshiyuki Koike – keyboards (1998–2009)
  • Takanobu Kimoto – bass (2003–2008)
  • Shoichi Takeoka – drums (2003–2004)
  • Kosaku Mitani – bass (1996–2003, 2009, 2012-2013 support member)
  • Junichi Sato – drums (2002–2003)
  • Ichiro Nagai – drums (1997–2001)
  • Takao Ozaki – vocals (1996–1999)
  • Osamu Harada – keyboards (1996–1997)
  • Kichioka Nobuho – drums (1996–1997)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

  • Live Concerto (1997)
  • The End of the Beginning: Live in Tokyo (1999)
  • Live: Once in a Life Time (2003)
  • Live for Today, Hope for Tomorrow ~Takashi Inoue Last Performance in Concerto Moon~ (2011)

EPs[edit]

  • Time to Die (1999)
  • Concerto Moon (2004)
  • Live And Rare (2014)

Videos[edit]

  • Live 1999 and More - The End of Beginning (VHS, 2000 - DVD, 2003)
  • Live - Once in a Life Time (DVD, 2003)
  • Live Concerto - The Movie (DVD, 2008)
  • Live from Ashes - 10th Anniversary Rise from Ashes Tour (DVD, 2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Concerto-moon.com - Biography
  2. ^ Sharpe-Young, Garry (2003). A-Z of Power Metal. London: Cherry Red Books Ltd. ISBN 1-901447-13-8. 
  3. ^ Concerto Moon Discography at Allmusic

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