THANK YOU Europe and UK!
This is only the beginning!
Formed in Fukuoka Japan in 2012, BRIDEAR is one of Japan’s premier 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, attracting AVEX TRAX for their 2019 album Expose Your Emotions. On October 5th 2019, BRIDEAR performed in London at METAL MATSURI, the first all J-metal festival outside of Japan, with a stunning set winning more international fans and gaining press attention in their home country for the memorable performance.
In early 2021, BRIDEAR joined UK-based label SETSUZOKU RECORDS. The band's latest album, Bloody Bride, was BRIDEAR's first official international release. The album recieved incredible reviews from international music media, and drew the attention of such publications as Metal Hammer and Guitar Player magazine. In September 2021, The epic 8-minute prog masterpeice 'Brave New World Revisited' was then released as a digital single, encapuslating the band's incredible versatility and technical wizardry.
In September 2021, BRIDEAR became the first artist from Japan to tour internationally since the onset of the global COVID-19 situation. 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'.
MISAKI - guitar
HARU - bass
KIMI - lead vocals
AYUMI - guitar
NATSUMI - drums
15 November 2021
Thank you again METAL HAMMER! Check out the live review from the amazing gig in Birmingham, UK!
14 October 2021
Thank you to ALL of the amazing fans in Europe and the UK!
BRIDEAR made history as the first Japanese band to tour internationally since the COVID-19 pandemic! The band succsessfuly completed their anticipated EU/UK tour playing to enthusiastic crowds in Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, England, and Scotland.
This is only the beginning!
25 August 2021
New song and video to premier September 1! Check out the teaser video from the shoot!
Brave New World Revisited is coming!