Progressive Rock Artists

  • GACKT

    Japan1999 - present
    Debuted: 1999Label: Avex TraxGenre(s): J-Pop, Rock, Progressive Rock

    GACKT (ガクト; born Kamui Gakuto (神威楽斗); July 4, 1973) is a Japanese rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor.

  • LUNA SEA

    Japan1989 - 2000, 2010 - present
    Debuted: 1989Genre(s): Visual Kei, Rock, Progressive Rock

    LUNA SEA is a popular Japanese rock band under Universal Music Japan. The band was formed in 1989 and consists of RYUICHI on vocals, SUGIZO on lead guitar and violin, INORAN on rhythm guitar, J on bass, and Shinya on drums andpercussion.

  • TK from 凛として時雨 TK from Ling tosite sigure

    Japan2012 - present
    Debuted: 2012Label: Sony Music Associated RecordsGenre(s): Progressive Rock, Rock

    TK from 凛として時雨 is a solo work of Toru Kitajima from Ling tosite sigure.

  • 凛として時雨 Ling tosite sigure

    Japan2002 - present
    Debuted: 2002Label: Sony Music Associated RecordsGenre(s): Progressive Rock, Indie Rock, Math Rock

    Ling toshite sigure (凛として時雨) is a Japanese rock band formed in Saitama in 2002. In the year 2004, they signed with Sony Music Associated Records and made their major debut with the album #4.

  • Tool

    United States1990 - present
    Debuted: 1990Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal
  • ALI PROJECT

    Japan1988 - present
    Debuted: 1988Genre(s): Progressive Rock, J-Pop, Neoclassical

    ALI PROJECT, known colloquially as Alipro, is a two member Japanese pop unit. The group's music can generally be described as pop, though they have delved into genres like progressive rock, art rock, gothic rock, and others such as new wave and dark wave.

  • GRANRODEO

    Japan2005 - present
    Debuted: 2005Label: Lantis Co., LtdGenre(s): Rock, Progressive Rock, Hard Rock

    GRANRODEO is a two-piece hard rock unit from Japan lead by vocalist KISHOW (谷山紀章, Taniyama Kishou) and guitarist e-ZUKA (飯塚昌明, Iizuka Masaaki) under the Lantis.

  • Opeth

    Sweden1990 - present
    Debuted: 1990Genre(s): Death Metal, Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal
  • Acid Black Cherry

    Japan2007 - present
    Debuted: 2007Label: Avex TraxGenre(s): Rock, Progressive Rock, Pop Rock

    Yasu, born Hayashi Yasunori (林保徳), January 27, 1975, is a Japanese rock musician, singer-songwriter and record producer, currently signed to avex trax. His debut in the music business was as the vocalist of the Japanese rock band Janne Da Arc.

  • Annabel

    Japan2005 - present
    Debuted: 2005Label: Lantis Co., LtdGenre(s): J-Pop, Progressive Rock, Experimental

    Annabel (アナベル; born March 18, 1984) is a Japanese pop singer-songwriter under Lantis.

  • ecosystem

    Japan
    Genre(s): Progressive Rock
  • Janne Da Arc

    Japan1996 - 2007 (on hiatus)
    Debuted: 1996Label: Avex TraxGenre(s): Rock, Progressive Rock, Hard Rock

    Janne Da Arc (ジャンヌダルク) spent ten years as an indie band before signing with the avex trax sub-label cutting edge in 1999, becoming the first visual-kei group to be adopted by the company. Charachterized by fast-paced, upbeat rock and the added element of a keyboard player, Janne Da Arc has become a major player in the Japanese rock industry.


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