August 25, 2023
NATSUMI has a full-page feature in the latest issue of the Netherlands' world famous drum & percussion magazine Slagwerkkrant! Congratulations NATSUMI!
June 13, 2023
BRIDEAR was recently interviewd by Matsupatty for the On Point Network (streaming on Roku TV, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV). The interview is in English! Check it out on the On Point Network as well as YouTube!
June 5, 2023
Originaly available on the 2022 'Decide to Survive' UK/EU tour, this shirt sold out within the first few shows! Now, the popular shirt is available in the US for the first time (US off-tour version has no backprint).
Medusa, whose head was placed by her slayer Perseus upon the shield of Athena, mocks us all with her stone stare. With the ominous lyric from the album-opening prog epic 'Side of A Bullet,' and the popular 'dark' Bridear logo, the gorgon Medusa has given Bridear their fastest selling shirt yet.
Order now at SetsuShopUS.com!
March 26, 2023
On the heels of our epic new live album, Aegis of London...LIVE!, and the release of the new video for the JP issue bonus track "Eyes of Doubt," we were honored to be the opening act on day 2 (March 26) of the famous LOUD PARK metal festival at Makuhari Messe! BRIDEAR heated up the crowd before a day of legendary acts including Amaranthe, Nightwish, Stratovarius, Kreator, and Pantera! Thank you all for your support!
March 20, 2023
BRIDEAR will be performing at LOUD PARK 2023 in Tokyo, March 26! This is an amazing opportunity for the band! The fest's roster that day includes Pantera, Kreator, Stratovarius, Nightwish and more!
March 14, 2023
BRIDEAR is spearheading the brand new J-metal channel on the streaming platform On Point Network! The video for 'Eyes of Doubt' is now in rotation. This is just the beginning so if you have Roku TV, check out the amazing content streaming over at OPN.
On Point Network (OPN) is a specialized streaming service that delivers top-quality metal music contents to its devoted audience. The platform has a range of metal genres, including heavy metal, death metal, black metal, thrash metal, and power metal, among others. It's the ultimate choice for metalheads searching for a streaming service that genuinely shares their fervor for the genre. Visit getonpointtv.com to experience the ultimate metal music streaming service.
March 11, 2023
The new music video for "Eyes of Doubt", the bonus track on the Japanese version of the new album 'Aegis of London...LIVE!' is out now!
MOE - guitar
HARU - bass
AYUMI - guitar
NATSUMI - drums
Formed in Fukuoka Japan in 2012, BRIDEAR is one of Japan’s premier hard rock/heavy metal bands and is setting their sights on the global stage. With diverse influences from German metal legends Helloween to British prog-pop pioneers Muse, the all-female quintet combines elements of power metal, progressive rock, and the melodic hooks of J-pop to create a sound unlike any of their rivals from the Land of the Rising Sun.
After releasing their first single in 2012, BRIDEAR has been unrelenting. Performing across Japan, the band developed a dedicated following which continued to grow with their first EP Overturn the Doom, and the follow up hit single and popular music video “Light in the Dark.” International audiences soon discovered the video online creating a massive buzz and passionate global hard rock/metal audience.
Following the 2016 release of their first full-length album BARYTE, the group continued to perform across their home country gaining a reputation for excellent musicianship and engaging live performances. In 2017, BRIDEAR performed in Europe for the first time and appeared at major conventions such as Mondocon in Budapest, Hungry and Made in Asia in Brussels, Belgium supporting their EP HELIX. Having performed in 11 countries, BRIDEAR has worked to build their fan base in the West while becoming a major label act in Japan. Celebrating their 2019 album Expose Your Emotions, BRIDEAR again ventured overseas performing in London at METAL MATSURI, the first all J-metal festival outside of Japan. The stunning set won more international fans and gained press attention in their home country for the memorable performance.
In 2021, BRIDEAR joined UK-based label SETSUZOKU RECORDS. The album Bloody Bride became BRIDEAR's first official international release receiving incredible reviews from international music media, and drawing the attention of such publications as Metal Hammer and Guitar Player magazine. In September 2021, The epic 8-minute prog masterpiece 'Brave New World Revisited' was then released as a digital single, encapsulating the band's incredible versatility and technical wizardry.
In the autumn of 2021, BRIDEAR became the first artist from Japan to tour internationally since the disruptions of COVID-19. Visiting England, Scotland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, and France, the tour was a triumphant return to the international stage displaying the band's bravery and will to overcome the odds and reclaim live music in a 'Brave New World'.
May 2022 will see the international release of the brand-new album Aegis of Athena—a blistering 11-track opus perfectly blending traditional heavy metal, progressive arrangements, and addictive hooks. In February 2023, BRIDEAR released Aegis of London...LIVE!, the band's first live album, recorded in London on the 'Decide to Survive' European tour. The album was mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordström (At the Gates, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir) at the famous Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. It stands as a testament to the band's incredible live energy and power. With ambitions at an all-time high, BRIDEAR is set to further their international reach in 2023 and beyond.