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Loudness Biography

Last updated: 04/18/2008


Loudness (ラウドネス, Raudonesu?) is a Japanese heavy metal band formed in 1981[1] by guitarist Akira Takasaki and drummer Munetaka Higuchi. They were the first Japanese heavy metal act signed in the United States, releasing five albums by 1997 and reaching the Billboard top 100.