Nogod

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NoGoD
Also known as Shinko Shukyo Gakudan Nogod
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres
Years active 2005–present
Labels
Website Official website
Members Dancho
Kyrie
Shinno
Karin
K
Past members Aki
Kana
Somu

Nogod (stylized as NoGoD), is a Japanese visual kei[2] heavy metal band formed in 2005 by vocalist Dancho.[3] Originally named Shinko Shukyo Gakudan Nogod (新興宗教楽団NOGOD?, "New Religion Band Nogod"), the band has been using simply Nogod since signing to the major label King Records in 2010.

History[edit]

2005–2009: Formation and rise[edit]

The band was formed in early 2005 by vocalist Dancho, under the name Shinko Shukyo Gakudan NoGoD. They held their debut performance on October 19, at Akasaka L@n, with a lineup consisting of Dancho on vocals, Aki and Kyrie on guitar, Karin on bass, and K on drums.[3] On November 12, the band released their first demo "Kimi ni Okuru Bukiyou de Migatte na Uta" (君に贈る不器用で身勝手な詩, A Selfish and Awkward Poem For You?).[4] They spent the rest of 2005 and the beginning of 2006 performing with other bands in Tokyo.

In July 2006, the members were signed to Art Pop Entertainment and released two singles, "Akafukyō" (赫布教?, "Red Propagation") and "Kurofukyō" (黒布教?, "Black Propagation"), the following month. In 2007, guitarist Aki left and was replaced by Shinno.[5]

In April 2008, the band released their first studio album, Mugenkyō (夢幻教?, "Dream Teachings"), which reached No. 6 on the Oricon Indies chart.[5]

In February 2009, the band released their second studio album, Gokusaishiki (極彩色?, "Richly Colored").

2010–present: Going major[edit]

In November 2009, vocalist Dancho announced that the band would be making their major debut.[6] On June 9, 2010, Nogod released their first major single, "Kakusei" (カクセイ?, "Awakening"), on King Records. The song was used as the ending theme for Chūkyō TV's Futtonda.[7]

On August 4, 2010, Nogod released their first major album, Kakera (欠片?, "Fragments"), in Japan and Europe. The band kicked off a one-man tour to promote their album in Taiwan;[8] they followed up the show with other performances throughout Tokyo.

In January 2011, Nogod began hosting their own radio show on Tokyo Bay FM. The program is titled Nogod Bless You!!! and airs every Saturday at 12:00AM.[9]

Nogod covered Siam Shade's song "1/3 no Junjou na Kanjou" for the compilation Crush! -90's V-Rock Best Hit Cover Songs-. The album was released on January 26, 2011 and features current visual kei bands covering songs from bands that were important to the '90s visual kei movement.[10]

Musical Style[edit]

Nogod's music ranges from heavy metal to slow ballads. Songs such as "Kakusei" (カクセイ?, "Awakening") have been praised for the technical skill that the band has exhibited.[11]

Members[edit]

Former members
  • Aki (アキ?) – guitar (2005–2007)
  • Kana – bass (left October 2005)
  • Somu (想夢?) – guitar (left July 2005)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Mugenkyō (夢幻教?, "Dream Teachings") (2008.04.09)
  • Gokusaishiki (極彩色?, "Richly Colored") (2009.02.25)
  • Kakera (欠片?, "Fragments") (2010.08.04)
  • Genjitsu (現実?, "Reality") (2011.08.03)
  • V (2013.02.06)
  • Make A New World (2014.09.17)
  • Renovate (2016.03.30)

Mini albums[edit]

  • Kanna Fukyou (神無布教?, "Godless Propagation") (2006.12.06)
  • Rashinban (羅針盤?, "Compass") (2009.09.23)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Indies Best Selection 2005-2009 (2010.03.03)
  • Voyage ~ 10th Anniversary Best Album (2015.04.08)

Singles[edit]

  • "Kimi ni Okuru Bukiyou de Migatte na Uta" (君に贈る不器用で身勝手な詩?, "A Selfish and Awkward Poem For You") (2005.11.12)
  • "Sakura/Kimi wa Tsuki o Tsukamu" (櫻/君は月を掴む?, "Cherry Blossoms/You Caught the Moon") (2006.04.09)
  • "Akafukyō" (赫布教?, "Red Propagation") (2006.07.12)
  • "Kurofukyō" (黒布教?, "Black Propagation") (2006.08.30)
  • "Atria" (2007.05.09)
  • "Ten" (?, "Heaven") (2007.08.08)
  • "Batsu" (?, "Punishment") (2007.09.26)
  • "「Ten」 「Bastu」 Enban" (「天」「罰」円盤?, "Divine Punishment Disc") (2007.09.26)
  • "Saikou no Sekai/Shirasagi" (最高の世界/白鷺?, "The Best World / White Heron") (2008.02.16)
  • "Yume no Tsuzuki" (夢の続き?, "Continued Dreams) " (2008.07.13)
  • "Midori no Kaze" (碧の風-ミドリノカゼ-?, "The Green Wind") (2008.10.08)
  • "Ao no Daichi" (碧の大地-アヲノダイチ-?, "The Blue Ground") (2008.11.05)
  • "Mr.Heaven" (2009.07.25)
  • "Kakusei" (カクセイ?, "Awakening") (2010.06.09)
  • "Raise a Flag" (2011.04.06)
  • "Kamikaze" (神風?, "Divine Wind") (2011.07.06)
  • "Love?" (2012.02.19)
  • "Stand Up!" (2012.10.10)
  • "Shinzui -Frontier-" (神髄 -FRONTIER-?) (2013.07.24)
  • "Shinzui -The Power-" (神髄 -THE POWER-?) (2013.09.18)

DVDs[edit]

  • Daisakkai (大殺界?, "Big Unfavorable Karma") (2006.06.20)

Other[edit]

  • "No God" on Loop of Life 6 (2006.06.28)
  • "Kimi ni Okuru Bukiyou de Migatte na Uta" on Ura★Kaizoku Ban No.003 (「裏★海賊盤。」No.003?, "Inside Bootleg") (2006.09.15)
  • "Guren" onShock Edge 2006 (2006.10.10)
  • Cover of Siam Shade's "1/3 no Junjou na Kanjou" on Crush! -90's V-Rock Best Hit Cover Songs- (2010.01.26)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 東條祥恵 (2010-08-02). "Barks Interview". Barks Global Music Explorer (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  2. ^ http://www.spirit-of-metal.com/groupe-groupe-NoGoD-l-en.html
  3. ^ a b Karmik (2007-02-18). "NoGoD Biography". JaME World. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  4. ^ "Discography". Art Pop Entertainment (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  5. ^ a b "NoGoD profile". King Records (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  6. ^ Sarah J. (2009-11-04). "Shinkou Shuukyou Gakudan NoGoD's Major Debut in 2010". JaME World. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  7. ^ "NoGoD Live in Shibuya". Daily Sports Online (in Japanese). 2010-07-04. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  8. ^ "2010-08-01 NoGoD Taipei Concert 'Kakusei'". Raku Music (in Chinese). 2010-06-25. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  9. ^ "NoGoD Single and Radio Show". jame-world.com. 2010-06-25. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  10. ^ "Cover of 1/3 no Junjou na Kanjou". jame-world.com. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  11. ^ "NoGod's Major Debut PV". Barks Global Music Explorer (in Japanese). 2010-05-24. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 

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