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Balzac formed in 1992 in Osaka, Japan, and began playing shows mainly around Osaka and Tokyo. Vastly inspired by the legendary horror punk band the Misfits, Balzac (who adopted their name in homage to the 1800s French poet of the same name) released their first single on their own label, Evilegend, in 1993. Through 1995, they released four more singles via various indies.

In October 1995, Balzac released their first full length album, “Last Men On Earth” through Alchemy Records and due to their similarity to the Misfits - with their unique pop sound, horror movie image concept and so-called ‘Devil Lock’ hairstyle - they garnered attention not only in Japan but also overseas.

In 1997 they signed to Phalanx Records and released their second album, “Deep.” Shortly after the release of “Deep,” Balzac was chosen to open for the Misfits’ first tour of Japan, and also did... read more
Author: RED..[EM] last update: 2010-05-08

Status:  Major - active
Period:  1992 - present
Genre:  punk

Vo : Hirosuke
Gt : Atsushi
Ba : Akio
Dr : Takayuki

Gt : Tetsuya (1993)
Dr : Naoki (1993)
Dr : Kohji (1995)
Ba : Anti (1997)
Dr : H. Nishio (1997)
Dr : Kill (2002)