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List of Japanese Progressive metal bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as Progressive 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 Progressive 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 Progressive 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 ranges from LOUDNESS to Sigh and more.

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

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LOUDNESS is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Japanese Progressive Metal Bands List
LOUDNESS Glam metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

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Sigh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Japanese Progressive Metal Bands List
Sigh Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal, Black metal

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Hide is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Japanese Progressive Metal Bands List
Hide Glam metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

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Galneryus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Japanese Progressive Metal Bands List
Galneryus Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Dir En Grey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Japanese Progressive Metal Bands List
Dir En Grey Doom metal, Nu metal, Rock music

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Versailles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Japanese Progressive Metal Bands List
Versailles Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Power metal

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deathgaze is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Japanese Progressive Metal Bands List
deathgaze Progressive metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal

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12012 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Japanese Progressive Metal Bands List
12012 Nu metal, Progressive metal, Pop music

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SIAM SHADE is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Japanese Progressive Metal Bands List
SIAM SHADE Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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The Black Mages is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Japanese Progressive Metal Bands List
The Black Mages Neo-progressive rock, Progressive metal, Rock music

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D is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Japanese Progressive Metal Bands List
D Progressive metal, Gothic rock, Gothic metal

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DOOM is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Japanese Progressive Metal Bands List
DOOM Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Japanese rock

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Duel Jewel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Japanese Progressive Metal Bands List
Duel Jewel Progressive metal, Metalcore, Visual kei

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Kinniku Shōjo Tai is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Japanese Progressive Metal Bands List
Kinniku Shōjo Tai Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Alternative rock