Members: Tetsuya Fukagawa - Vocal, Sequencer / Nobukata Kawai - Guitar / Masahiro Tobita - Guitar / Manabu Nakagawa - Bass / Dairoku Seki - Drums
Since 1992, Envy has become a dominant band in the independent hard-core scene in Japan. Their music, through their own evolution, encompasses a sound where intensity and beauty coexists. Overwhelmingly dense sheets of guitar float hauntingly and at times crushingly heavy. They have recorded a number of singles and albums in Japan as well released split albums with bands like This Machine Kills, Endeavor, Six Pence and Yaphet Kotto.
The group will embark on their second tour of the U.S. with label-mates, Malady and has done numerous tours of Japan, including with Mogwai, ISIS, Melt Banana and Hot Cross. They have done two tours of Asia including Hong Kong, China and Korea. In '98 and 2001, envy toured Europe. In March, 2004 Envy toured the UK including a performance at the All Tomorrow's Parties Festival.
With the help of Rock Action and Mogwai, Envy has been received well in countries all over the world. They are one of the leading independent Japanese bands and widely considered to be one of the best live bands around.
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