[from left to right] Yoshi (guitar), Sawa (bass), Rami (vocal), Toki (guitar), & Aruto (drums)
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It seems like female metal musicians are few to none. Women of Show-Ya and Mari Hamada are pioneers for the movement in Japan that girl power is existent in the genre of Japanese metal. Of course, that was back in the days when X Japan, Loudness, and Seikima-II reigned supreme with loud guitars, whaling vocals, flashy costumes, and big hair. Now in this current time, women are still struggling to make a name for themselves in the world of jrock. It's great to witness a refreshing feminine metal band take on the scene.
It all started in 2008 when Rami and Yoshi came together to start up a band. They picked up Sawa and Toki along the way and started off as a four piece band, releasing their first EP, Dear Slave. In the beginning of 2010, Aruto completed the group, joined Bright Star Records, and released their debut single, Defended Desire, in July. They soon came out with their first full-length album, Deep Exceed, last month and fans are loving it!
Unlike exist†trace that have a tough exterior to their appearance, Aldious keeps a glamorous and elegant look about themselves letting their music do the talking for their toughness. Aldious's wave of talent is slowly catching onto overseas fans as a petition was recently made for them to be on the musical guests for Dallas's A-Kon 22 (specifically opening for Galneryus). I must admit I'm quite picky about the metal genre in general, but Aldious has gotten my vote and I hope that they're able to grow more with their music and fanbase.