HEAVY METAL ARMY>>Eastern Orbit - JAPAN

Heavy Metal Army I - 1981 - Nexus


  
 
Members
S= George Murasaki & Mariner>>JOHN JOSEPH “JJ” PATTERSON>>Murasaki
G= Condition Green>>Shinki Sugama>>God Ogre Band, Wild Thing
B= Creation>>Masahiko Takeuchi
D= Murasaki, Condition Green, San Diego>>EIICHI MEIANAGA>>Murasaki, Zodiac, Solo
K= Carmen Maki>>YUKI NAKAJIMA>>Solo



History
The tastefully-named Heavy Metal Army was a super group of sorts from Japan’s American occupied territory of Okinawa. The band appeared at the East West 1982 battle of bands. They only issued one album before changing their monicker as Sugama and Takeuchi left.

Bassist Watanabe Naoki of Spectrum and Yamamoto Kyoji (as Mr. X) of Bow Wow was a guest guitarist on the record. The band incorporated Okinawan rock influences with heavy metal. The band’s album and Eastern Orbit’s records were re-released in 2013, but before that the group was slotted on the Nexus Dong Burning Mega Mori compilation of 2012 alongside Anthem, Blindman and others.


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