Lynch (band)

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Origin Nagoya, Japan
Years active since 2004
Members Hazuki
Past members Akinori

Lynch (stylized as lynch.) is a Japanese visual-kei metal band formed in 2004. The band's concept is "uniting heavy music with beautiful melodies."[2] As of 2016, the group has released two EPs, nine albums, and 15 singles.


Lynch was formed in 2004 when Reo (ex-GULLET) joined with Hazuki (formerly in Deathgaze) and Asanao in Nagoya, Japan.[3][4] With Yukino (formerly in Deadman) as a support bassist, they released their first album on the label Marginal Works and toured nationally.[3] In 2006, Yusuke joined as a second guitarist.[3]

On October 11, 2007, the band signed to CLJ Records, a European record label dedicated to releasing Japanese rock artists abroad.[5] Since 2012 Lynch are signed to Okami Records, a European record label releasing the highlights of the Japanese music scene apart from Visual Kei. Their music is available worldwide ever since then. [6]

In 2009, Lynch went on a three-man tour with heidi. and Sadie.[7] On May 27, 2009, they announced via their official site the release of their fourth full-length album, "Shadows", which was released on July 8, 2009.[8]

In July 2010, the band announced they would be joining a major label, although the exact label had not been specified. To coincide with signing onto a major label, the band started their last tour titled "THE JUDGEMENT DAYS" on their independent label in September 2010. Lynch announced that Hazuki would not be participating in tour due to being diagnosed with "acute pharyngitis and laryngitis, accompanied by swelling of the vocal chords." Lynch proceeded with the tour without Hazuki and gave out ticket refunds where Hazuki was not present.[9] At the final show of the tour on December 19, Akinori, until then a support bassist, became Lynch's official bassist.

In June 2011, the album "I BELIEVE IN ME" became Lynch's first release on their new major record label, King Records.

In December 2013, Lynch went on their first Zepp live tour in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka.

In February 2014, the Lynch official fan club "SHADOWS" was established.

In November of 2016, bassist Akinori was arrested for marijuana possession and subsequently decided to leave the band. Following his decision, the band went on an immediate hiatus on December 20th. [10] In April of 2017 the band announced a new EP, "Sinners", to be released in May, suggesting the band has resumed activities.


Former members
  • Akinori (明徳) - bass (2010-2016)
Former live members
  • Yukino (ゆきの) – bass (support, 2004-2006)
  • Hikaru (光輝) – bass (support, 2006-2007)
  • Junji (淳児) – bass (support, 2007-2010)



  • underneath the skin (November 16, 2005)
  • EXODUS - EP (August 14, 2013)
  • SINNERS - EP (May 31, 2017)
  • "a grateful shit" (July 20, 2006)
  • "roaring in the dark" (November 15, 2006)
  • "enemy" (December 13, 2006)
  • "forgiven" (January 17, 2007)
  • "Adore" (April 2, 2008)
  • "Ambivalent ideal" (October 15, 2008)
  • "A GLEAM IN EYE" (April 28, 2010)
  • "JUDGEMENT" (September 22, 2010)
  • "MIRRORS" (November 9, 2011)
  • "LIGHTNING" (October 24, 2012)
  • "BALLAD" (February 20, 2013)
  • "ANATHEMA" (July 13, 2013)
  • "EVOKE" (August 5, 2015)
  • "ETERNITY" (September 2, 2015)
  • "Official Bootleg" (February 23, 2008)
  • "Official Bootleg 2" (March 1, 2009)
  • "The Shadow Impulse" (December 12, 2009)
  • "Il Inferno" (February 8, 2012)
  • "Toward The Avoided Sunrise Final Live @ Shibuya 0-West" (July 2, 2007)
  • "The Diffusing Ideal Live @ Liquid Room" (October 24, 2008)
  • "The Shadow Impulse Final Live @ Akasaka Blitz" (September 6, 2009)
  • "The Belief in Myself Final: Il inferno" (February 8, 2012)


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