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JaME's Girls Metal Playlist

07/05/2020 2020-05-07 21:00:00 JaME Author: The JaME Team

JaME's Girls Metal Playlist

Our latest playlist provides a mere taste of what Japan's many all-female metal acts have to offer.


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Fifteen years on from when the first wave of ‘girls metal’ bands began to take shape, this movement of all-female metal acts has now become one of the international faces of Japanese metal. Such a phenomenon can seem all the more remarkable to Western eyes (and ears), where the emergence of high-profile women-only metal bands like Britain’s Girlschool or Canada’s Kittie tend to be once-in-a-generation events. In a Japanese context, however, the likes of Mary's Blood and Aldious are carrying on a tradition of all-female rock and metal bands dating back to the early 1980s.

Due to disbandments, label changes, and the Japanese music industry's slow embrace of streaming services, much of the music by three first-wave bands - DESTROSE, Tengusakura and G∀LMET - has yet to make its way onto Spotify. Fortunately, the scene these groups helped create has continued to thrive, meaning there's enough music out there to build a representative playlist like ours below. You'll also find some tracks by acts whose careers pre-date 'girls metal'.


Be sure to hit up our social media channels with any glaring omissions or oversights. We're also open to compliments.

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