Bands/Musicians VAP Complete Artist Roster

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List of VAP artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This VAP roster includes both past and present artists. Popular VAP bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these VAP band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by VAP.

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ANIMETAL is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Music in Japanese animation, Power metal Animetal was a Japanese heavy metal band who specialized in metal covers of theme songs from classic and modern Japanese anime and tokusatsu television series. They were composed of several ...more

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Anri Kumaki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
J-pop Anri Kumaki is a Japanese pop female singer-songwriter currently signed on unBORDE Records, a division of Warner Music Group Japan.

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Chieko Kawabe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, J-pop, Pop rock Chieko Ochi is a Japanese pop singer, model, radio host, and actress. She was born on February 24, 1987 in Tokyo. She married producer Masato Ochi on August 8, 2008.

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coldrain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Emo, Alternative rock, Screamo Coldrain is a Japanese rock band from Nagoya, formed in 2007. The band mixes melodic singing alongside screams typical of the post-hardcore genre.

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Concerto Moon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Power metal, Heavy metal, Neo-classical metal Concerto Moon is a Japanese Neoclassical metal / Power metal band formed in 1996 and led by guitarist Norifumi Shima. The band's first two albums were reissued by InsideOut Music in 2003.

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Double Dealer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Power metal, Heavy metal, Neo-classical metal Double Dealer was a Japanese hard rock/power metal band formed by Takenori Shimoyama and Norifumi Shima in 2000. They toured France in the same year as an opening act of Symphony X. Their ...more

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Edge of Spirit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Metalcore, Hardcore punk Edge of Spirit is a Japanese hardcore band formed in Kobe, Hyogo and based in Tokyo. Edge of Spirit has released four studio albums and four split albums. The band is widely known for pioneering ...more

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Eizo Sakamoto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Heavy metal Eizo Sakamoto is a Japanese heavy metal musician who was born in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture. He is most famous for being the lead vocalist of 1980s band Anthem. In the 1990s he started up the ...more

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Ex Pistols is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Punk rock The Ex Pistols were a scam act introduced in 1979 by one-time Sex Pistols producer Dave Goodman after his services were substituted for those of professional producers. The Ex Pistols existed as ...more

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Fear, and Loathing in Las Vega... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Metalcore, Screamo, Digital hardcore Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas is a Japanese metalcore / post-hardcore band from Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, formed in summer 2008.

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Galneryus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal Galneryus is a Japanese power metal band, formed in Osaka in 2001 by guitarist Syu and vocalist Yama-B. Originally the only official members, the two utilized several support musicians until ...more

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George Tokoro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, J-pop Jôji Tokoro is an actor.

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Isao Sasaki is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Music in Japanese animation, Rockabilly Isao Sasaki is a Japanese voice actor, actor, and vocalist. He has had voice roles in anime such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Space Battleship Yamato, and Gatchaman. He has also performed ...more

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L'luvia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music, J-pop L'luvia was a Japanese visual kei rock band.

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Saber Tiger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Heavy metal Saber Tiger, is a Japanese heavy metal band from Sapporo. It was founded in 1981 by guitarist Akihito Kinoshita, who is responsible for producing, engineering and composing most of the band's ...more

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S.E.S. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Bubblegum pop, Pop music, J-pop S.E.S. was a South Korean girl group under the management of SM Entertainment. Lasting from 1997 to 2002, they were viewed as the female version of H.O.T., another SM group who also enjoyed ...more

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Last Alliance is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Emo, Melodic hardcore Last Alliance is a Japanese rock band based in Machida, Tokyo.

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Masatoshi Ono is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Masatoshi Ono Rock music, Heavy metal Masatoshi Ono, also known as Sho, is a Japanese rock/heavy metal singer-songwriter. Ono got his start in the 1980s as vocalist of the heavy metal band Fort Bragg. In 1992, he released his first ...more

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Pay Money To My Pain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Nu metal, Metalcore, Melodic hardcore Pay Money to My Pain was a Japanese alternative rock/metal band. All of the band's lyrics are in English.

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Maximum the Hormone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Pop punk, Nu metal, Rock music Maximum the Hormone is a Japanese rock band from Hachiōji, Tokyo. Their lineup has consisted of Daisuke-han, Nao, Maximum the Ryo-kun, and Ue-chan since 1999. Each member alternates singing lead ...more

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Nao Kawakita is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal Nao Kawakita, simply known as Nao, is the drummer and backup vocalist of Japanese metal band Maximum the Hormone.

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Zwei is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Zwei Zwei is a Japanese duo formed in 2003 composed of model Megumi Ueno on bass and Ayumu on vocals. Ueno models for Japanese punk brand SeXpoT RevenGe and has appeared in the Kera magazine.

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Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Heavy metal, Jazz fusion Nightmare is a Japanese visual kei rock band from Sendai. Formed on January 1, 2000, it has consisted of Yomi, Sakito, Hitsugi, Ni~ya and Ruka for the majority of their career. They enjoyed ...more

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THE DEAD P☆P STARS is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Heavy metal, Visual kei, Music of Japan The Dead Pop Stars is a Japanese visual kei rock band formed in 1992 by ex-Kamaitachi drummer Kenzi. Its current line-up consists of original members Aki and Kenzi on vocals and drums ...more

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Ogre You Asshole is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Ogre You Asshole Alternative rock, Indie rock, Psychedelic rock Ogre You Asshole is a Japanese rock band formed in Nagano, taking influences from Modest Mouse, Fugazi, Talking Heads, and Can. They were signed to major label VAP in 2009 and have been praised ...more

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Pink Lady is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Disco, Pop music, Kayōkyoku Pink Lady is a Japanese female pop music duo of the late 1970s and early 1980s, featuring Mitsuyo Nemoto and Keiko Masuda. In Japan, they are remembered for a run of pop-chart hits from roughly ...more

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Ryo Kawakita is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list VAP Complete Artist Roster
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal Ryo Kawakita, also known as Maximum the Ryo, is the guitarist, songwriter and singer of Japanese metal band Maximum the Hormone.