Ep. 111: Return Of The Shogun - 80's Japanese Metal


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InObscuria Podcast


Kon’nichiwa! Join us this week as we once again make a journey to the far east to the land of the rising sun. This time we jump back to the decade when the western world was introduced to the thunder from Osaka and the lightning from Tokyo. A time when the samurai wielded electric guitars and made the statement to the world that they were a force to reckoned with… This week we welcome the return of the shogun – 80’s Japanese Metal!What’s this InObscuria thing? We’re a podcast that exhumes obscure Rock n' Punk n' Metal and puts them in one of 3 categories: the Lost, the Forgotten, or the Should Have Beens. We do apologize in advance to Japanese and Japanese-speaking people for all mispronunciations and extreme naivete of Japanese culture and history! This is completely a Westerner’s take on the 1980’s Japanese heavy metal where many of us were first turned on to this country’s amazingly talented rock musicians. Songs this week include:Seikima II - “蝋人形の館 – Wax Doll House” from Worst (1989)EZO - “Kiss Of Fire” from E-Z-O (1987)Heavy Metal Army - “Heavy Metal Army” from Heavy Metal Army (1981)Vow Wow - “Nightless City” from Vow Wow III (1986)Dead End - “The Damned Thing” from Ghost Of Romance (1987)Anthem - “Light It Up” from Tightrope (1986)Earthshaker - “T-O-K-Y-O” from Midnight (1984)Blizard - “Fly High” from Blizard (1987)Please subscribe everywhere that you listen to podcasts!Visit us: https://inobscuria.com/https://www.facebook.com/InObscuriahttps://twitter.com/inobscuriahttps://www.instagram.com/inobscuria/Buy cool stuff with our logo on it!: https://www.redbubble.com/people/InObscuria?asc=uIf you want to hear Robert and Kevin’s band from the late 90s – early 00s BIG JACK PNEUMATIC, check it out here: https://bigjackpnuematic.bandcamp.com/Check out Robert’s amazing fire sculptures and metal workings here: http://flamewerx.com/If you’d like to check out Kevin’s band THE SWEAR, take a listen on all streaming services or pick up a digital copy of their latest release here: https://theswear.bandcamp.com/