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
Associated acts Thursday, Jesu, This Machine Kills, Yaphet Kotto, Endavor,
Website www.sonzairecords.com/envy.html
Members Nobukata Kawai
Masahiro Tobita
Manabu Nakagawa
Dairoku Seki
Past members Tetsuya Fukagawa

Envy is a Japanese screamo 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 has grown to include 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, and the remaining members of the band has yet to release information about a possible replacement for Fukagawa


  • Nobukata Kawai — guitar
  • Masahiro Tobita — guitar
  • Manabu Nakagawa — bass
  • Dairoku Seki — drums

Past members[edit]

  • Tetsuya Fukagawa — vocals, programming (1992–2016)[6]


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. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Punknews.org | Envy - Reissues
  6. ^ http://lambgoat.com/news/26437/Envy-vocalist-quits-band

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