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Myproof Bio

Band members
Tohru Watanabe - vocals Shimpei Tarumi - vocals, guitars Kai Ohno - guitars Yasumune Miyazaki - bass Tadashi Doi - drums


Born out of the desire to create catchy melodies and finger breaking riffs, MyProof was formed during April of 1999 in Japan. Shimpei, Tadashi, and Tohru are the core members and they were later on joined by Kai and Yasume on December of 2002 to solidify the line up.
As most of melodic metalcore bands nowadays have contented themselves in ripping off the overly used and abused riffs of At The Gates and In Flames, MyProof have totally embraced the classic 80's heavy metal sound (Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and the likes) and have injected it with their love for Asian pop, ballad, anime and computer games thus giving their sounds variety and complexity that their contemporaries are lacking off. They felt that being pigeon holed or tagged as Swedish influenced melodic metalcore won't do any justice to their unique sounds, so they have created a name for it and called it as Modern-Classic Style. To simply describe it, mix the technicality of the modern sound of metalcore then mixed it up with a total nod to 80's heavy metal's dual guitar harmonies and solos then add some influence of anime and video game sounds then inject it with ample amount of Asian pop and ballad style singing then you can figure out the band's complex yet very infectious music.
Their debut release, "Shining Stardust" (Gods Child Music), have shown that they have fresh ideas to share to the claustrophobic melodic metalcore genre. Their unique take on making catchy melodies and finger breaking riffs have given them a solid fan base in and outside of Japan.
Their upcoming release at Gods Child Music, "Reason for my justice ", displays their maturity as individual musicians and as great songwriters. With this, they have put more amounts of ballad style singing (but not too much) and heavy hardcore breakdown to their already impressive finger breaking riffs. The dual guitar harmonies and solos are much more impressive now and are still the same nod to 80's heavy metal just like with those of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. The drum works sound more natural this time and really added to the diversity of this masterpiece. The vocalist's snarls are much more vicious now and this time he have proven that he can actually sing and make some occasional death metal style vocals. The lyrics deal about the distress and conflict of our daily lives and how to solve it. The best part of this release is the recording. It's really top notch and I can assure that it's a major record label quality. It's surprising since the band said that they only recorded it in their home studio. It just proves further that they are really great musicians.

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