bands/musicians Japanese Death Metal Bands List

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List of Japanese death metal bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as death metal solo artists from Japan are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Japanese music that you've never heard before. The death metal bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Japan. If you think the best Japanese death metal band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

List is made up of a variety of bands, including Maximum the Hormone and Dir En Grey.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular death metal bands from Japan?" and "Which death metal bands started in Japan?" then this list will answer your questions.

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Maximum the Hormone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Japanese Death Metal Bands List
Maximum the Hormone Pop punk, Nu metal, Rock music

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Dir En Grey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Japanese Death Metal Bands List
Dir En Grey Doom metal, Nu metal, Rock music

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Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Japanese Death Metal Bands List
Nightmare Rock music, Heavy metal, Jazz fusion

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妃阿甦 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Japanese Death Metal Bands List

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deathgaze is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Japanese Death Metal Bands List
deathgaze Progressive metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal

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UnsraW is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Japanese Death Metal Bands List
UnsraW Thrash metal, Rock music, Metalcore

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Lost Eden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Japanese Death Metal Bands List
Lost Eden Thrash metal, Deathcore, Melodic death metal

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Kyo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Japanese Death Metal Bands List
Kyo Nu metal, Rock music, Black metal

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Ritual Carnage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Japanese Death Metal Bands List
Ritual Carnage Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Death metal

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Vomit remnants is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Japanese Death Metal Bands List
Vomit remnants Heavy metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal

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Babymetal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Japanese Death Metal Bands List
Babymetal Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Eurobeat

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Imperial Circus Dead Decadence is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Japanese Death Metal Bands List
Imperial Circus Dead Decadence Symphonic black metal, Death metal