Zouo

Profile:
This Japanese hardcore gang only made one record.
Singer Katsunori “Cherry” Nishida learned about punk through bands like the Clash and UK Subs. Eventually he was hit by Discharge which changed everything for him. Before this band few of the members previously played in a band called Memai (which translates in English to Vertigo) they had one demo which is raw hardcore. It was not officially released but mp3:s are circulating. After Zouo, Cherry and some other members formed the band Danse Macabre who put out a few records, the first EP. It’s really good dark hardcore not unlike Zouo. At one point Cherry moved to the U.S. for a while and ended up in Pittsburgh hanging out with the band Half Life and sang on some live gigs with them, no recordings of that though. Cherry is now in a hardcore band with weird eerie keyboards, the band consists of old Japanese hardcore punks who played in other great bands, they are called S.H.I. (Struggle Harsh Immortals), based in Osaka.
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Albums

Crust War-044 Zouo - A Roar Agitating Violent Age album art Zouo A Roar Agitating Violent Age(LP) Crust War Crust War-044 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
RR7441 Zouo - Agony 憎悪 Remains album art Zouo Agony 憎悪 Remains (Comp) Relapse Records RR7441 US 2021 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AA 002 Zouo - The Final Agony album art Zouo The Final Agony (EP) AA Records (2) AA 002 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
Crust War-043 Zouo - Frustration album art Zouo Frustration(7", EP, Single, RM) Crust War Crust War-043 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
F.O.A.D. 230-EP Zouo - 73I / Devils Fire album art Zouo / Rapes Zouo / Rapes - 73I / Devils Fire(Flexi, S/Sided, EP, Ltd, Red) F.O.A.D. Records F.O.A.D. 230-EP Italy 2021 Sell This Version

Compilations

BL-001 Zouo - Zouo album art Zouo Zouo(CD, Comp + DVD-V + Box, Ltd, Num) Black Lodge (4) BL-001 Japan 2012 Sell This Version