GASTUNK - JAPAN

Deadsong - 1985 - Sex
Under The Sun - 1987 - Vice
Mother - 1988 - Crown
Rest In Peace – 1999 - Reveil


  
 
Members
S= The Execute, Mosquito Spiral>>BAKI [ISOWAKI MASAHIKO]>>Mosquito Spiral
G= Jacks’N’Joker, Baby, The Deadrocks>>TATSU>>Jacks’N’Joker, Baby, The Deadrocks
B= The Execute, Solo>>BABY>>Solo
D= The Comes>>Matsumura>>The Comes, The Wretched - Doom, Shellshock, Baby>>Pazz [Kobayashi Shigeru]>>Doom, Shellshock, Baby



History
Baki and Baby of The Execute formed the crossover act Gastunk in the spring of 1983. Gastunk (also sometimes Gastank) falls under the Japcore category. The band was active between 1983 and 1988 (when Matsumura left), again briefly in 1999 and 2006 until the reformation of 2010. The band has released several 7"s with titles like To Fans (its debut), Geronimo and I Can Alone It I Alone Can It. The band established its own imprint, Love Records. The videos The End Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 were just that and released in 1989. The 1999 live CD and DVD were taped in Tokyo in January of that year. A 2006 DVD, called Gig DVD 1987, featured material from those early days. 2010 brought a song called Deadman’s Face.

Baki, who was one of the first with death growls, liked to wear ghostly face paint. A tribute CD has been issued in Japan in honour of Gastunk. Early guitarist Naoki died in 2020.


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