The unusual band lineup of two vocalists, one female and one male, backed by twin guitarists and drummer strengthens the band's conceptual focus of contrasts and opposites, which in turn gives rise to the meaning of the band's name, Onmyo-za, "the fusion of darkness and light."
- Drums: Atsushi Kawatsuka [support member]
- Drums: Tora [1999 / 2009 - gone]
biography - 28/02/2014 - Onmyo-za is Japan's most prominent folk metal band. Through a fusion of aggressive heavy metal and traditional Japanese melodies and vocals, the band seeks to present the balance between darkness and light so prominent in Onmyou magic. With songs inspired by youkai, historical figures, and even manga, Onmyo-za is Japanese metal at its most Japanese.
live report - 24/08/2013 - Four well-known metal bands shared the stage of Club CITTA for PURE ROCK JAPAN LIVE’s 2013 edition.
news - 12/09/2012 - Oricon 2012 Week 37