Japanese hardcore

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Japanese hardcore is the hardcore punk scene in Japan, which originated to protest the social and economic changes sweeping the country in the 1980s. The band SS is regarded as the first, forming in 1977.[1] Bands such as The Stalin and GISM soon followed, forming in 1980 and 1981 respectively. Occasionally, Japanese hardcore musicians include elements of crossover thrash, thrash metal, anarcho-punk, horror punk, D-beat, post-hardcore and grindcore in their songs.

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  1. ^ "<パンクロックの封印を解く>"東京ロッカーズ"の全貌に迫る『Rockers[完全版]』".


  • Hoare, James. "Japanese Grindcore". Terrorizer issue 180, February 2009, p. 52-53.

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