active 1985



© BUCK-TICK - All rights reserved
Yagami Toll
Hoshino Hidehiko
Guitar, Vocal, Noises
Imai Hisashi
Sakurai Atsushi
Higuchi Yutaka
BUCK-TICK was one of the pioneering bands of the visual kei movement, and they have remained a force both on the charts and on the Japanese rock scene for over thirty years. With a sound that dips freely into rock, pop, darkwave, gothic rock, punk, and more, and lyrics ranging from violently sexual to sweet and sentimental, they are a truly multi-faceted group, not content with being boxed into one genre. This daring exploration has earned them the respect of an incredibly diverse range of artists and fans, both in Japan and abroad.

In the early years the band could often be found sporting foot-high hair, gas masks, fish-net stockings, ladies' scarves and matador gear. However, their look became less extreme over time, and they have now settled on sleek, dark suits and trench coats, and, with the exception of drummer Toll Yagami, more natural hairstyles.
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Latest Articles

BUCK-TICK Announce New Album © BUCK-TICK. All rights reserved.


BUCK-TICK Announce New Album

Gunma's cult rock band has announced the release of a new album said to be a real "start from scratch".

JaME's Staff Picks 2019 Playlist © JaME


JaME's Staff Picks 2019 Playlist

Worried you missed out on some great music in 2019? Check out our latest Spotify playlist for some of our team's favourite tracks of the year.

Oricon 2019 Week 48 © oricon ME inc.


Oricon 2019 Week 48

Oricon 2019 Week 48

New Single from BUCK-TICK © BUCK-TICK. All rights reserved.


New Single from BUCK-TICK

Visual kei veterans BUCK-TICK's 38th single drops on January 29th.

Latest Releases

Single SHM-CD + Blu-ray 2020-01-29 2020-01-29
Limited Edition Type A BUCK-TICK
Single SHM-CD + DVD 2020-01-29 2020-01-29
Limited Edition Type B BUCK-TICK
Single SHM-CD 2020-01-29 2020-01-29
Regular Edition BUCK-TICK
Single CD 2019-05-22 2019-05-22
Single CD + DVD 2019-05-22 2019-05-22
Single CD + Blu-ray 2019-05-22 2019-05-22