From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
GenresHeavy metal, speed metal,[1] power metal, anison
Years active2013
Associated actsAnimetal, Anthem, Galneryus, Gargoyle, Zigoku Quartet, Eizo Japan, Animetal USA
MembersEizo Sakamoto

Aisenshi (哀旋士) is a Japanese heavy metal band formed in 2013[1] by Eizo Sakamoto and She-Ja.


It serves as a spiritual successor to their previous project Animetal. Sakamoto claims that the spirit of what "Animetal" comprised has not died, but has since become more soulful and sorrowful, with the anime theme song covers they will perform now having such a tone to them.[2] In an interview with Beeast, Sakamoto said that he had decided to reform Animetal with She-ja after the popularity of Animetal USA and after he had enjoyed performing on his solo project Eizo Japan, both in Japan and internationally.[3] One of their first reunion concerts on June 29, 2013, at Osaka's Shinsaibashi Club Alive was met with praise, with the group performing both new tracks off of their album Heartstrings, released on June 5, 2013, as well as songs from their old Animetal repertoire and an original song "Homura" (, lit. "Flames of Passion"),[4] that the band plans on releasing as a single on December 10, 2013.

The band's members, aside from Sakamoto on vocals and She-Ja on guitar, include Gusty Bombs' bassist HIRO, Animetal's former drummer KATSUJI, and JUHKI from the dōjin music circle "IRON ATTACK!".


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ "【ピックアップ!】哀旋士…声明文! - Web Rock Magazine BEEAST". 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2013-04-12.
  3. ^ TEXT:八神灰児 PHOTO:幡原裕治 (2013-10-17). "ROCK ATTENTION 24 ~哀旋士~ - Web Rock Magazine BEEAST". Retrieved 2013-11-25.
  4. ^ Text:八神灰児 Photo:Takasea Jam Cooobin (2013-10-17). "密着レポート第18弾 哀旋士 - Web Rock Magazine BEEAST". Retrieved 2013-11-25.

External links[edit]