SiM (band)

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SiM (Silence iz Mine)
OriginShonan, Japan
Years active2004–present
Associated acts
MembersMAH (Vocals)
SHOW-HATE (Guitar)
SiN (Bass)
GODRi (Drums)
Past membersKAH (Bass)
BUN (Bass)
WAY (Drums)

SiM (Silence iz Mine) are a Japanese alternative metal band from the Kanagawa Prefecture formed in 2004.[7][8] The band currently consists of MAH (vocals), SHOW-HATE (guitar), SiN (bass), and GODRi (drums). Their musical style mixes heavy metal, alternative, hip hop, ska, reggae, dub and punk with rebellious lyrics and songs with attitude.[9][10]


2004–2006: Formation and earlier days[edit]

SiM was founded by MAH in November 2004 in Shonan, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.[5][8] The band consisted of MAH on vocals and guitar, KAH on bass guitar, and way on drums. At the beginning of the formation, they called the three piece band as "Silence iz Mine" (the current band's name is an abbreviation for it).

In 2006, SHOW-HATE joined and picking up guitar. KAH left the band then BUN joined on bass until 2008.

2007–2009: New Formation and Silence iz Mine[edit]

In 2008, the band released their first full album entitled Silence iz Mine. In the same year, they performed for the first time in Kyoto.

In 2009, way left the band then SiN and GODRi joined the band. SiN picking up bass while GODRi took way's place on drums.

2010–2012: SEEDS OF HOPE[edit]

In 2010, the band released their single "ANTHEM" under Tower Records label and did their tour. During the tour, SHOW-HATE collapsed with cerebral infarction that caused the sudden tour cancellation. While waiting for recovery, ONO-SHiT followed as a support member on guitar. On October 6, 2010, the band's first mini album LIVING IN PAiN released.

In 2011, their second full album SEEDS OF HOPE was released.

On May 2, 2012, the band released their second mini album LiFE and DEATH. In this year, they performed for the first time at Summer Sonic Festival 2012.

2013–2015: PANDORA[edit]

In 2013, they joined Monster Energy Outburn Tour 2013 with coldrain. The band moved to Universal Music Japan and made a major debut with single "EViLS" on April 3, 2013. On October 23, they released the first album PANDORA since their major debut, and peaked at fifth in the Oricon weekly chart.

In 2014, the band held an one-man performance at Shinkiba Studio Coast. Their third mini album i AGAINST i was released.

Their single "EXiSTENCE" peaked at #20 on Billboard Japan Hot 100 while "CROWS" reached #18 on Billboard Japan Hot 100 and stayed for 2 weeks.[11]

On November 4, 2015, SiM performed at Nippon Budokan which was their THE TOUR 2015 FiNAL -ONE MAN SHOW at BUDOKAN. Tickets were sold out.[12]

2016–present: THE BEAUTiFUL PEOPLE[edit]

On April 6, 2016, the band's fourth album THE BEAUTiFUL PEOPLE released. Along with that, a tour was also held. On May 6, 2016, they appeared on Fuji TV series "HEY! HEY! NEO!" with "MAKE ME DEAD!".[13] This was their first appearance on the terrestrial music program.

On May 11, 2016, SiM released the live DVD WHO SAYS WE CAN NOT for "The Tour 2015 FiNAL -One Man Show at Budokan". On May 23, the video work WHO SAYS WE CAN NOT ranked fourth in the Oricon weekly DVD chart[14] and fifth in the Blu-ray chart.[15]

On September 25, 2016, SiM performed for the first time in the USA as a part of the Ozzfest meets Knotfest.[16][17]

On October 16, the final performance of the tour "SiM THE BEAUTiFUL PEOPLE Tour 2016 Grand FiNAL Dead Man Walking" held at the Yokohama Arena.[18]

On February 22, 2017, SiM performed as opening act on "2017 ONE OK ROCK Ambitions Japan Tour" at Wakayama Big Whale.[19]

On December 6, 2017, SiM released the seventh single A / The Sound Of Breath.[20]

Band members[edit]

Current members
  • MAH (Manabu Taniguchi) – vocals (2004–present), guitars (2004–2006)
  • SHOW-HATE (Masahira Iida) – guitars, keyboards, backing vocals (2006–present)
  • SiN (Shinya Shinohara) – bass guitar, backing vocals (2009–present)
  • GODRi (Yuya Taniguchi) – drums, backing vocals (2009–present)
Former members
  • KAH – bass guitar (2004–2006)
  • BUN – bass guitar (2006–2008)
  • WAY – drums (2004–2009)


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak position
Silence iz Mine
  • Released: June 25, 2008[22]
  • Label: U-Project
  • Format: CD
Seeds of Hope 55
Pandora 5
The Beautiful People
  • Released: April 6, 2016[25]
  • Label: EMI Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Mini albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak position
Living in Pain
  • Released: October 6, 2010[26]
  • Label: Dead Pop Records
  • Format: CD
Life and Death 9
I Against I
  • Released: September 17, 2014[28]
  • Label: EMI Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download


Title Year Peak position Album
"Paint Sky Blue" 2007 Silence iz Mine
"Murderer" 2009 Non-album singles
"Anthem" 2010
"Evils" 2013 9 32[30]
"Existence" 2014 20 The Beautiful People
"Angels and Devils" 2015 9 Non-album single
"Crows" 12 18[31] The Beautiful People
"Let it End" 2017 Non-album singles
"A / The Sound of Breath" 12 50[32]
"Diamond" 2018 TBA


Title Details Peak position
Dusk and Dawn
  • Released: November 14, 2012
  • Label: Gil Soundworks
  • Format: DVD
10 Years 4
Who Says We Can't
  • Released: May 11, 2016
  • Label: Universal Music Japan
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray
Dead Man Walking -Live at Yokohama Arena-
  • Released: April 26, 2017
  • Label: Universal Music Japan
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray


Year Title Original artists Performed by Released on Notes
2008 "Come Together" The Beatles SiM Silence iz Mine album
2012 "Something In The Way" Nirvana SiM Nevermind Tribute album A tribute album by Japanese music artists (released on April 4, 2012) to celebrates 20th anniversary of Nirvana's masterpiece album Nevermind.


Year Song Artist Album Notes
2011 "The Maze"
(featuring MAH)
coldrain The Enemy Inside
2014 "Re-Education"
(featuring MAH)
Skindred Kill the Power (Japanese edition)
2017 "Skyfall"
(featuring MAH, Masato of coldrain, and Koie of Crossfaith)
ONE OK ROCK Non-album single
  • Co-written by MAH.
  • Sold only at venues of "2017 ONE OK ROCK Ambitions Japan Tour".[34]

Songs appearances[edit]

Year Song Appearance
2015 "EXiSTENCE" Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis anime theme song.[35]
"CROWS" Crows: BURNING EDGE PS4/PSVita game song
2016 "NO FUTURE" Arcade game Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs Maxi Boost ON opening
2017 "LET iT END" Shingeki no Bahamut: Virgin Soul anime opening theme song.[36]
"A / The Sound of Breath" PS4 game Ryū ga Gotoku: Kiwami 2 theme song.[37][20]

Music videos[edit]

Official music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s)
2011 "KiLLiNG ME" maxilla
2012 "Amy"
2013 "Blah Blah Blah" INNI VISION
"Same Sky" Kei Ikeda
"Rosso & Dry" Kei Ikeda
"Fallen Idols"
2015 "EXiSTENCE" Jiei Mogi
"CROWS" Suzuki Daishin
"Life is Beautiful" Kei Ikeda
"Dance In The Dark" INNI VISION
2017 "A"
"The Sound of Breath" Unknown
2018 "Diamond" INNI VISION

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work/Nominee Result
2013 Billboard Japan Music Awards Independent Artist of the Year SiM Nominated[38]
CD Shop Awards Best Live Video Dusk and Dawn Won[39]
2014 Space Shower Music Video Awards Best Video "Who's Next" Nominated[40]
2016 Space Shower Music Awards Best Punk / Loud Rock Artist SiM Nominated[41]


Japanese tours[edit]

World tours[edit]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Rohlf, Tilmann (November 25, 2015). "Corey Taylor singt Radiohead beim Ozzfest Japan". Metal Hammer (in German). Retrieved December 10, 2017.
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  13. ^ "「HEY! HEY! NEO!」で横山健がダウンタウンにいじられる".
  14. ^ "SiM-WHO SAYS WE CAN'T (DVD)". Oricon News.
  15. ^ "SiM-WHO SAYS WE CAN'T (Blu-ray)". Oricon News.
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  20. ^ a b SiM official website. SiM - News
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  22. ^ "Silence iz Mine album on website of Oricon" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  23. ^ "SEEDS OF HOPE album on website of Oricon" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  24. ^ "PANDORA album on website of Oricon" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  25. ^ "THE BEAUTiFUL PEOPLE album on website of Oricon" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  26. ^ "LIVING IN PAiN mini album on website of Oricon" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  27. ^ "LiFE and DEATH mini album on website of Oricon" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  28. ^ "i AGAINST i mini album on website of Oricon" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-09-21.
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  32. ^ "Japan Hot 100". Billboard. December 23, 2017. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  33. ^ Oricon (in Japanese). SiM DVDs ranking
  34. ^ "会場限定CD「Skyfall」". ONE OK ROCK official website (Japanese).
  35. ^ "【期間限定】アニメ「神撃のバハムート GENESIS」オープニング映像<主題歌SiM「EXiSTENCE」>". YouTube. UNIVERSAL MUSIC JAPAN.
  36. ^ "【神撃のバハムート VIRGIN SOUL】ノンクレジットOP". YouTube.
  37. ^ "SiM contribute music for video game Yakuza Kiwami 2 with "A" and "The Sound of Breath"". Jrock News.
  38. ^ "Billboard Japan Music Awards 2013" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  39. ^ "MAN WITH A MISSION、第5回CDショップ大賞を獲得" [MAN WITH A MISSION, won the 5th CD Shop Awards]. Rockin'On Japan (in Japanese). March 7, 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
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  43. ^ "Punkspring 2009". Ameblo (in Japanese). April 8, 2009. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  44. ^ "SUMMER SONIC 2012 東京&大阪 出演決定!!". SiM Official Site (in Japanese). July 2, 2012. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  45. ^ "SUMMER SONIC 2012終了!!". Ameblo (in Japanese). August 20, 2012. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  46. ^ "PUNKSPRING 2013、タイムテーブルを発表". Rockin'On Japan (in Japanese). March 15, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  47. ^ "Line-up Rising Sun Rock Festival 2013 in Ezo". Rising Sun Rock Festival Website (in Japanese). Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  48. ^ "SiMサポートのSKINDRED "Kill The Power" JAPAN TOUR決定!!". SiM Official Site (in Japanese). December 21, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  49. ^ "SKINDRED最新インタビュー掲載の特設ページ公開!SiMのMAH参加のボーナス・トラックも収録した2年ぶりの新作を1/22リリース!4月にSiMサポートによるジャパン・ツアーにて来日!". Gekirock (in Japanese). January 14, 2014. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  50. ^ "「PUNKSPRING」第1弾でSiM、coldrain、10-FEETら7組". Natalie (in Japanese). December 2, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  51. ^ "Fuji Rock Festival 14". Fuji Rock Festival Website. Retrieved October 8, 2017.

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