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]
news - 01/10/2014 - Oricon 2014 Week 40
news - 11/07/2014 - Onmyou-za are to release two new albums this fall.
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.