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Sonic Flower
Sonic Flower Live
Sonic Flower performing live in 2007.
Background information
Origin Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Genres Psychedelic Rock
Years active 2000 - 2007, 2019 - Present
Labels Leaf Hound Records, Emetic Records
Associated acts Church of Misery, G.A.T.E.S., Salem, Slögg, Bleed For Pain, Desperate Corruption, Skull Pit
Sonic Flower is a side-project formed by members of Church of Misery in the early 2000s. In a departure from Church's doom metal sound, Sonic Flower followed more of a psychedelic rock sound influenced by Cactus and Grand Funk Railroad. Originally with the band's first album and initial run they were purely instrumental but have since reformed in 2019 with a vocalist.

HistoryEdit

Sonic Flower began roughly around 2000 as a side project involving members of Church of Misery among other bands in the local Japan area at the time. The band would eventually release their self-titled album in 2003 via Leaf Hound Records and perform in 2004 in Nagoya, Japan.[1] The band also performed as support to Acid King on two dates of their Japan tour.[2] The band also had a second album in the works at the time though it was never released. Sonic Flower's last known performance to date was in November 2007 supporting Electric Wizard. The band was also intended to open for The Hidden Hand but that respective band dissolved before their Japan tour with Church of Misery.

On 26 February 2019 Tatsu Mikami would state "Sonic Flower rides again!" and announce a second album in the works along with a new lineup, including original Church of Misery singer Kazuhiro Asaeda. The forthcoming album is slated to have seven original songs along with a Savoy Brown cover.[3]

DiscographyEdit

MembersEdit

  • Tatsu Mikami - Bass (2000 - 2007, 2019 - Present)
  • Keisuke Fukawa - Drums (2000 - 2004?, 2019 - Present)
  • Yasuto Muraki - Guitar (2019 - Present)
  • Kazuhiro Asaeda - Vocals (2019 - Present)
  • Junji Narita - Drums (2004? - 2007)
  • Takenori Hoshi - Guitar (2002 - 2007)
  • Arisa - Guitar (2000 - 2007)
  • Tomohiro Nishimura - Guitar (2000 - 2002?)

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Church of Misery WebpageAccessed 19 January 2017
  2. Church of Misery WebpageAccessed 19 January 2017
  3. Tatsu Mikami Instagram
V·T·E Church of Misery
Current Members Tatsu MikamiJunichi YamamuraYasuto MurakiHiroyuki Takano
Past Members Hideki ShimizuTomohiro NishimuraKazuhiro AsaedaNobukazu ChowJunji NaritaYoshiaki Negishi • Osamu Hamada • Takenori HoshiHideki FukasawaTom Sutton • Kensuke Suto • Ikuma Kawabe • Eric LittleDave SzulkinScott Carlson
Studio Albums Master of BrutalityThe Second ComingVol. 1Houses of the UnholyThy Kingdom ScumAnd Then There Were None...
Extended Plays Taste the PainMurder CompanyBoston StranglerDennis NilsenGreetings from Jonestown
Splits Doomsday RecitationBorn Too LateIron Monkey / Church of MiseryAcrimony / Church of MiseryChurch of Misery / Deer CreekChurch of Misery / SourveinSourvein / Church of Misery
Compilation Albums Early Works Compilation
Live Albums Live Beyond the EastLive at Roadburn 2009
DVDs Wizard's ConventionHouses of the UnholyLive in Red, Eurotour 2005Terror in Tokyo
Sonic Flower Sonic FlowerSonic FlowerTBA
Associated Bands and Artists CoffinsNepenthesNight ViperThe Order of IsrafelEarthrideBlood FarmersInternal VoidCathedralSithterPsychotoblackFirebirdHorisont
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