BLINDMAN - JAPAN

Sensitive Pictures – 1998 – Castle
Being Human – 1999 – Castle
Live, Living, Alive!! – 1999 – Castle
Blindman – 2001 – King
Turning Back – 2002 – King
Pain For The Pleasure – 2006 – Triumph
Subconscious In Xperience – 2008 – Triumph
Re-Rise – 2010 – Triumph
Blazing Crisis – 2012 – Triumph
Evergreen – 2013 - Triumph
To The Light – 2016 - Walküre
Live...In The Dark To The Light – 2017 - Walküre
Reach For The Sky – 2018 – Walküre
Expansion – 2020 – Walküre


  
 
Members

S= Manabu Takaya – Parabellum, Forcefield, Galactica Phantom>>RAY>>Forcefield, Galactica Phantom
G= Solo, Desert Kings, Redrise>>Tatsuya Nakamura>>Desert Kings, Redrise
B= Tatsuya Toda – Xanadu>>Youki Usuba>>Arise In Stability, D.T.F.M. - Masayuki Azuma – Yasha, Sleazy Wizard, Norifumi Shima>>Seishi Yamamoto>>Yasha - TATSUYA TODA
D= Tatsuya Nakamura>>Louis Sesto [Louis Washio]>> Dead Eyed Spider, Tokyo Rock Blaster – Xanadu, Soul Bound>>Katsutoshi Murakami>>Xanadu, Soul Bound – Tatsuya Nakamura, Dead Eyed Spider>>Louis Sesto [Louis Washio]>>Tokyo Rock Blaster – Cyntia, Crying Machine>>SHUN MINARI
K= Hitoshi Endo - Kennosuke Inoue – Lushel, Free Love, Go To Hong Kong, Rachel Mother Goose, Dream Chaser, Forcefield, Concerto Moon, Fatima Hill>>HIROKI MATSUI>>Concerto Moon, Fatima Hill



History

Blindman is a Tokyo, Japan-based hard rock band founded as his own project by guitarist Nakamura in 1995. The group went on a hiatus in 2002, but returned two years later. There was a 2006 demo, called Not For Sale!, which featured three songs. Drummer Ichiro Nagai left expressing dissatisfaction with the music and was in Concerto Moon soon. He was heard on Nakamura’s solo record alongside Sesto in 1994. With Sesto on drums the band cut a two-song demo called Not For Sale! 2. The group was heard on the 1998 debut, Sensitive Pictures. It was produced by Manabu Kokado who had worked with Marge Litch. The band went on a national tour. The group’s keyboardist left. The group was seen on the compilation video Hush! Special: Make It Shine Video Vol. 3 - Merodious (sic) Hard Rock Battle in the year 2000. The same year brought an EP called … In The Dark. The band switched to King Records and issued Blindman next. Still Castle issued the band’s live video Blindman Live 2001. Nakamura helped with keyboards and arrangement on Aphasia’s Labyrinth In My Heart album of 2003. The two bands were on the same label. The group appeared at Pure Rock Japan pre and post disbandment. Katsutoshi Murakami and Youki Usuba joined for Pain For The Pleasure resulting in an overhaul of the rhythm section. The latter man would not last beyond the record. The band appeared on stage with Concerto Moon. Another show had the band play with Saber Tiger and Cloud Nine. Tatsuya Toda was back for Blazing Crisis, as was Louis Sesto. The latter man was out again in 2014 and would go on to work with Anthem in management and touring. He would also be in a covers’ band called Tokyo Rock Blaster playing songs from a variety of hard rock and metal acts with Kan of Naked Machine. Naoto Shibata of Anthem also made an appearance with this act! Evergreen in 2013 was a compilation record, but the tracks were all re-recorded versions. To The Light was on Walküre Records, which is a sub-label of Disk Union. Singer Ray joined in 2016 and was heard on the subsequent albums. The pandemic forced the cancellation of 2020 live activities except for two socially distanced shows.

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