Japanese hard core punk band with metal guitar riffing, gruffy vocals and war related lyrics.


BURST-2 Asbestos - The Final Solution.... album art Asbestos The Final Solution....(LP, Album) Burst Records BURST-2 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
Decontrol 1 Asbestos - Agonized Cry album art Asbestos Agonized Cry(CD, Album) Decontrol Records (2) Decontrol 1 Japan 1996 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BURST 1 Asbestos - War Crisis. EP album art Asbestos War Crisis. EP(7", EP, Ltd) Burst Records, Chaotic Office BURST 1 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
2 Asbestos - Asbestos album art Asbestos Asbestos Hibachi 2 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
none Asbestos - Tokyo Genocidemonslaught / 731 Green Cross (Live) album art Sabbat / Asbestos Sabbat / Asbestos - Tokyo Genocidemonslaught / 731 Green Cross (Live)(7", EP, Ltd, Num) Evil Records, Decontrol Records (2), Metal Crusade Productions none Japan 2005 Sell This Version


ASIA-7777 Asbestos - To The Memory Of The War Victim.... album art Asbestos To The Memory Of The War Victim.... (Comp) Tribal War Asia Records ASIA-7777 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
bkr 003 Asbestos - Destroy Control Destroy System album art Asbestos Destroy Control Destroy System(Cass, Comp) Black Konflik Records bkr 003 Malaysia 2005 Sell This Version


none Asbestos - Prosecution album art Asbestos Prosecution(Cass) Not On Label (Asbestos Self-released) none Japan 1988 Sell This Version
none Asbestos - To The Memory Of The War Victim album art Asbestos To The Memory Of The War Victim(Cass) Not On Label none US 2000 Sell This Version


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August 5, 2018
Defining Asbestos as the quintessential hardcore band from japan would be misleading. First off, they're not even remotly akin to the Whole Burning Spirit umbrella, rather, the first wave of japanese hardcore (gruff vocals + the almost oblivious pummeling + the heavy metal-ish guitars) gone fucking mad - which means, refying those barbaric aspects in a well defined style. Or thrash/crust if you will. The Whole "cruster than thou-we knew about Amebix " (and Lobotomia, i would add) was/is well claryfied by the graphics. Mind you - the first album is a scorcher, same goes from all their earlier outputs, yet they seems to get little to no love in the real of japanese punk madness. I might be wrong, i might be right, who cares. The second album kinda changed them into a full blown political thrash band. Either way, pick it up some shit and start pogoing, cos the boys deserve it.

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