BEREAVED formed in January,1997, in Tokyo, Japan. Tetsu Haramura(Vo & Gt) and Bill Jokela(Ba) began writing material with lots of melodies, harmonies. In early 1999 the band had their first show in Sangenjaya(Tokyo). But after show, first drummer left the band.BEREAVED GENRES
In 2000, Tetsu devoted all of his energies to vocals, Ken Kubo joined as a parmanent guitarist. And the band played a couple of high profile shows for which they recruited Keisuke Tsuboi of Vomit Remnants to assist on drums. They headlined a show in Nagoya in April and opened for Ritual Carnage and Krabathor in Takadanobaba (Tokyo). After these shows, Norikazu "Tahke" Takenaka joined.
Bereaved entered the studio in the Spring of 2001 to record their first demo, Reclaim. Naoya Hamaii from Ritual Carnage agreed to record the drums for the five song effort.
Reclaim garnered the band its first international recognition as the French magazine Metallian selected Bereaved to compete in its Best Unsigned Band competition. In the fall of 2001, Leone Wakiya joined the band, giving the band. In the Fall of 2003, Bereaved began the process of recording the next CD, which was finally released in June, 2004. The CD, What the Wolf Brings, was released by Frantic Blade Productions, the band’s own label and brought much stronger reaction from labels than Reclaim had.
What the Wolf Brings also scored the band its first contract, signed with Deadsun Records in France. Bereaved is currently recording its first release for worldwide release.
BEREAVED LYRICAL THEMES
Agony, Hatred, Life...
Japan (Yokohama), formed in 1997
BEREAVED CURRENT RECORD LABEL
BEREAVED CURRENT LINE-UP
Tetsu Haramura - Vocals (also Guitar (1997-2000)) (1997-now)
Kenichiro Kubo - Guitar (2000-now) (ex-Miscreant Invocation)
Norikazu Takenaka - Guitar (2000-now)
Leo Wakiya - Drums (2001-now)
Bill Jokela - Bass (1997-now) (ex-Ritual Carnage)
BEREAVED PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Keisuke Tsuboi - Drums (2000) (Vomit Remnants)
Naoya Hamaii - Drums (2001) (Ritual Carnage, Detritum)