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"Ghoul (live)"

new digital single from the upcoming live album! Streaming now!

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Aegis of London...LIVE!

BRIDEAR's 1st ever live album!
out February 17th
, 2023 on CD & digital

presale begins November 25th!

Recorded live at the Boston Music Room in London, September 10, 2022 on the 'Decide to Survive' tour!

background image courtesy of Jim Grant. All rights reserved


latest news


December 25th 2022

BRIDEAR Aegis of Athena was voted by readers #16 in Metal Hammer magazine's poll for album of the year! This is an epic result! Thank you to everyone who voted!

see the results 




December 12, 2022

BRIDEAR's album Aegis of Athena was #5 in Metal Hammer's top 10 power metal albums of 2022!
It's an honor to be among heavyweights such as Sabaton, Blind Guardian, and Battle Beast.
The international march continues! Thank you Metal Hammer!

Check out the article




November 21, 2022

BRIDEAR will appear on "J-MELO” on NHK WORLD-JAPAN!
The popular English language show will feature the band with an exclusive performance & interview!

The show airs Dec 5 (Mon) 12:10AM, 5:10AM, 12:30PM, 18:30PM (Japan time)
Live streaming available on the NHK World JAPAN
Can't catch it live? No problem! On-demand streaming (free) Dec 5 ~ Feb 6

Don’t miss it!


November 4, 2022

French website talked to us when we were in Paris during the recent 'Decide to Suvive' tour! Check out the interview below (French and English!)

(English subtitles)

(French subtitles)


October 16 2022

Metal Hammer was back again to see BRIDEAR tear it up in Birmingham!

Check out the absolute banger of a review in the latest issue!



September 22 2022

The 'Decide To Survive tour' is over! What a journey it was! Thank you to all of the fans who came out and supported BRIDEAR in Scotland, England, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. We'll see you next time! And enjoy the upcoming live album! 

(gallery videos courtesy of Orion Live International, Tom J., and Allfuz Inc)





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MOE - guitar

HARU - bass

KIMI - lead vocals

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 J-rock hooks. With ambitions at an all-time high, BRIDEAR is set to further their international reach in 2022 and beyond.


The 'Decide to Survive' European tour was a great success! Thank you to all who came out to support BRIDEAR! 

Next tour to be announced soon! Stay tuned!