Envy (band)

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Tetsuya Fukagawa performing with Envy in Hong Kong in 2011
Background information
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Post-hardcore,[1] hardcore punk,[2] screamo,[3] post-rock[4]
Years active 1992–present
Labels Temporary Residence Limited, Rock Action, Level Plane
Associated acts Thursday, Jesu, This Machine Kills, Yaphet Kotto, Iscariote, Endavor, Sixpence
Website www.envybandofficial.com
Members Nobukata Kawai
Manabu Nakagawa
Past members Tetsuya Fukagawa
Masahiro Tobita
Dairoku Seki

Envy is a Japanese post-hardcore 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 and screamo scenes, Envy soon began to employ elements of post-rock in their work as well.[5]

They have released 6 studio albums to date, as well as several EPs and splits, most notably with Jesu and American post-hardcore band Thursday. Original member and vocalist Tetsuya Fukagawa left Envy in 2016.[6]

On February 6, 2018, Envy announced a new lineup consisting of yOshi, Yoshimitsu Taki, and Hiroki Watanabe. A Japanese press release added that two members had left the band[7], and founding guitarist and drummer Masahiro Tobita and Dairoku Seki were no longer listed as members on the band's Facebook page or website.


  • Nobukata Kawai — guitar
  • Manabu Nakagawa — bass

  • Tetsuya Fukagawa — vocals, programming (1992–2016)
  • Masahiro Tobita — guitar (1992–2018)
  • Dairoku Seki — drums (1992–2018)


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. ^ Baron, Zach (2006-10-18). "Envy: Insomniac Doze | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  2. ^ Envy - Insomniac Dose review by Pitchfork Media
  3. ^ Cohen, Ian (December 30, 2014). "The Year In Post-Hardcore: Has the New Wave Crested?". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved April 15, 2016. ...with the exception of Envy, Pianos Become the Teeth were the one screamo band it was OK to like. 
  4. ^ True, Chris. "Envy". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  5. ^ Punknews.org | Envy - Reissues
  6. ^ http://lambgoat.com/news/26437/Envy-vocalist-quits-band
  7. ^ Envy announce new show along with a blurb about new lineup?

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