BALZAC (Osaka, Japan)

Hirosuke Nishiyama (vo.)
Atsushi Nakagawa (gu./chorus)
Akio Imai (ba./chorus)
Takayuki Manabe (dr./fx/chorus)

BALZAC is a Japanese punk band formed in 1992 in Kyoto. The band was founded by singer and songwriter Hirosuke Nishiyama, who has remained the only constant member of the band. Since the very beginning, Balzac was highly influenced by the sound and image of the famous horror punk band The Misfits and, especially during the very early years, Glenn Danzig's Samhain, adopting and combining the musical and visual style of both bands to create their own.

The band often stays away from the "campy" horror lyrics and image found in most horror punk bands, as the lyrics by Hirosuke tend to be lean toward dark poetry and, though not always serious, deal with themes of darkness, loneliness and fear.

Balzac is also known to record and perform as numerous side-projects, including ZODAIC, 728 MISFITS (aka: NANIWA MISFITS), and THE DERANGED MAD ZOMBIES.




Track List:
12-20-68 7-4-69
I Suffer
Trick or Treat
Spit It Out
Atomic-Age II
Return of the Bloodsucker
Blow out


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