Phaidia-In The Dark[85 Japan Punk/Death Rock]
this band has Yoshida (Ruins,YBO2) on drums
they make dark post punk/death rock
the drumming is great
Phaidia was a Japanese deathrock band, formed in the early 80's.
Cutting voice, powerful drums and guitars... They've been labeled "the Japanese Christian Death".
+SANATORIUM '81 (Collaboration with the band Gilles de Rais)
+'81 and '82 VV.AA. albums
+R.B.F.1984 (Label bands compilation)
+CHIKASITSU NO AKUMATACHI(flex)'85
+IN THE DARK(LP)'85 city locker
They also appeared in a Tatsuya Yoshida compilation called "Devil from the East", where he reunited quite a few projects he had been involved in, as Malinconia, Ruins, Naked City or Phaidia.
The drummer was Yoshida, who would go on to do better, noisier things w/YBO2 and later found Ruins and a million other bands of varying quality. Phaidia’s guitarist was Kawamoto, who also played in YBO2 and in the original Ruins lineup
They started in ‘82 or ‘83. I would describe the music as hard-edged, energetic goth rock with some leftover punk touches.
go get it!