In the 12-district weekly ranking dated 9/15, FASCINATING VIOLENCE—an album by melodic death metal band GYZE—ranked 57th in the Hokkaido district.
In May of 2009, Shinomoto brothers Ryoji (guitar and vocals) and Shuji (drums) formed their previous band in Sapporo where they inspired a new style in the city’s “Extreme Scene”. They then relocated to Tokyo and changed the name of their band to GYZE. In order to gain a spot in Wacken Open Air, the world’s largest metal fest, they competed in the Japanese preliminary event at METAL BATTLE JAPAN in 2012. They were not able to take the championship, but with their talent they were able to gain wide-spread recognition.