Gastunk

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Gastunk
Also known as Gastank
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres
Years active 1983–1988, 1999 & 2006, 2010–present
Labels
Associated acts
  • The Execute
  • Quartergate
  • Doom
Website gastunk.com
Members Baki
Tatsu
Baby
Pazz
Past members Yutaka
Kill
Matsumura

Gastunk (stylized as GASTUNK) is an influential Japanese rock band, first active from 1983 to 1988.[2][3] They reunited in January 1999 for a concert at Akasaka Blitz called Rest in Peace in memory of hide, who died the previous year. It was recorded and released as a live album in November.[4] They performed again in 2006, before officially restarted activities in 2010.[5] Initially a hardcore punk band, guitarist Tatsu later recalled that when Gastunk made their major label debut they were dubbed heavy metal by the media.[2]

Members[edit]

Former members
  • Yutaka – vocals 1983–1984
  • Kill – drums 1983–1984
  • Matsumura – drums 1984–1986 (ex:The Comes)

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Mr. Gazime" (June 1985)
  • "Geronimo" (March 30, 1986)
  • "Sunshine of Your Love" (December 16, 1988) Oricon Singles Weekly Chart Peak Position: No. 85[6]
  • "Counter-Clock Wise" (1988)
  • "Dead Song" (1989, in Rockin' f magazine)
  • "Deadman's Face" (June 9, 2010) No. 128[6]

EPs[edit]

  • Gastunk (March 2, 1985)
  • The Vanishing Signs (May 1, 1986)
  • To Fans (September 1986)
  • Midnight Rain (November 18, 1986), Oricon Albums Chart Peak Position: No. 82[7]

Albums[edit]

  • Dead Song (July 1985)
  • Under the Sun (June 21, 1987)
  • Under the Sun (US version, 1987)
  • Mother (June 21, 1988)

Live albums[edit]

  • The End (February 21, 1989) No. 82[7]
  • Rest in Peace (March 25, 1999)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Heartful Melody (1983-1988) (1994)
  • Early Singles (August 21, 2002)

VHS/DVDs[edit]

  • Smash the Wall (VHS:1988, DVD:February 20, 2004)
  • Revelation (VHS:1988, DVD:November 15, 2006)
  • The End Vol. 1
  • The End Vol. 2
  • The End Vol. 1 & 2 (March 25, 2004)
  • Rest in Peace (February 23, 2005)
  • Gig DVD 1987 (November 8, 2006)
  • Double Gigs (August 6, 2008)
  • Gig DVD 1988 (April 21, 2010)
  • Arise Again Tour 2010 (November 17, 2010)

References[edit]

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