Most Important Japanese Metal Bands

The most important Japanese hard rock and heavy metal bands’ list: in chronological order and by city of origin – 10.2021

Several frontrunner bands deserve honourable mentions. These are D’erlanger and X-Japan who often flirted outside the metal arena, Casbah which was and is an early thrash metal underground pioneer and Sabbat for being an early black metal group.

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Most important Japan heavy metal bands