Nokemono – From the Black World [1979]

Country Japan          Style Hard Rock/Metal

Rating 77/100

Band Members
Bunzo “Buchan” Satoh – Guitar, Tadashi “Popeye” Hirota – Drums, Yukihiro “Ace” Nakaya -Vocals, Masaki “Cherry” Chikura – Bass, Shigeo “Rolla” Nakono – Guitar

Tracks
01. Run Away (03:07), 02. Terrible Night (04:36), 03. The Closed City (03:58), 04. Lost Love (04:43), 05. Big Wednesday (04:35), 06. From the Black World (04:03), 07. Back Street (04:18), 08. Path on the Ashes (06:05), 09. Ant Hell (04:46), 10. Run Away (Pt. II) (Instrumental 00:29)

Profile Hard rock/metal band from Tokyo formed in 1978 and inspired by NWOBHM. Nokemono released this album in ’79 on the SMS (Sounds Marketing System) label and fancied themselves a KISS/Maiden type of band. They liked tight silver lamé and feathered bangs. They used a cowbell and a gong.  Nokemono participated in the MidLand ’78 rock contest by Yamaha Music Foundation and played as an opening act for Judas Priest in 1978. However, the band remained virtually unknown outside their own country and the album was their solitary contribution to Japanese metal.

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Nokemono - From the Black World [1979], 7.4 out of 10 based on 7 ratings
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