List of Famous Bands from Osaka

List of Osaka bands, listed by their level of fame. This Osaka musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Osaka bands are included, as well as many Osaka musicians of underground status. This list of Osaka musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Osaka bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

Examples of bands on this list include Boredoms and Akira Takasaki.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Osaka?" or "What is a list of Osaka bands?" then this list will answer your questions. {#nodes}
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  • Boredoms
    Krautrock, Noise rock, Psychedelia
    • Albums: Vision Creation Newsun, Super æ, Super Roots 6, Onanie Bomb Meets the Sex Pistols, Super Roots
    Boredoms (ボアダムス (Boadamusu)) (later known as V∞redoms) is a rock band from Osaka, Japan. The band was officially formed in 1986. The band's output is usually referred to as noise rock or sometimes ...more
  • Akira Takasaki
    Rock music, Heavy metal
    • Albums: Geneshaft Original Sound Track, Gene Shaft Ost Extended Score, Tusk of Jaguar, Nenriki, SHAFT DRIVE
    Akira Takasaki (高崎 晃, Takasaki Akira, born February 22, 1961, in Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese musician and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist and sole constant member of the heavy ...more
  • L'Arc-en-Ciel
    Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, New Prog
    • Albums: Dune, Ark, Ray, True, Awake
    L'Arc-en-Ciel is a Japanese rock band, founded in Osaka in 1991. The group has sold over 15 million records and were the first Japanese act to headline at Madison Square Garden. In 2003, they were ...more
  • Galneryus
    Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal
    • Albums: Live for Rebirth, The Flag of Punishment, Shining Moments, Beyond the End of Despair…, One For All - All For One
    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 bassist ...more
  • Dir En Grey
    Doom metal, Nu metal, Rock music
    • Albums: THE MARROW OF A BONE, Dum Spiro Spero, Kisou, Withering to death., VULGAR
    Dir En Grey (stylized as DIR EN GREY and previously as Dir en grey) is a Japanese heavy metal band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will. With a consistent ...more
  • girugämesh
    Post-metal, Nu metal, Shoegazing
    • Albums: girugämesh, Goku, Music, 13's reborn, Now
    Girugamesh is a Japanese visual kei metal band, formed in 2003. The name is sometimes stylized with a metal umlaut as girugämesh and is derived from the Final Fantasy character.